Friday, January 10, 2014

Investment Tips for 2013

 For all of you with any money left  be aware of the next expected changes so that you can get in on the ground floor and make some Big Bucks! Watch for these consolidations in 2013.
(And did any of these develop?)

Hale Business Systems, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Fuller Brush and W. R. Grace Co. will merge and become...Hale, Mary, Fuller, Grace!

Polygram Records, Warner Bros. and Zesta Crackers join forces and become...Poly, Warner, Cracker!

3M will merge with Goodyear and become...MMM, Good!

Zippo Manufacturing, Audi Motors, Dofasco and Dakota Mining will merge and become...
Zip Audi Do Da!

Fed Ex is expected to join its competitor UPS and become...Fed Up!

Fairchild  Electronics and Honeywell Computer will become...Fair Well Honey child!

Grey Poupon and Docker Pants are expected to become...Poupon Pants!

Knotts Berry Farm and the National Organization for Women will become...Knott NOW!

And finally...

Victoria's Secret and Smith & Wesson will merge under the new name...Titty, Titty, Bang, Bang!

(My appreciation to Tom for the foregoing)

It is Certain that any of the Following Leaders or Officials may have strongly considered the foregoing investments. Who is the most likely to be persuaded with such a venture in 2014???

Sometimes, it just won't do to be sober and serious when referring to someone in authority.  These terms help convey an irreverent tone about a lordly leader  or an officious official.

Big Cheese: Interestingly, this slang phrase for an important person has nothing to do with dairy products; derived from a Persian word, “chiz” , that means “thing”, it was adopted by British civil servants and others who lived in India during the early 19th century, whence it spread to Britain and other English-speaking countries.

Big Wheel:  This slang term for an influential person probably derives from the  idea that such a personage, like the wheels on a vehicle, facilitates progress (and the bigger, the better).

Big Wig:  This word for an important (and self-important) person likely stems from the custom in European countries several hundred years ago of men wearing wigs.  Some wealthy and/or powerful men tried to outdo each other by wearing outsize specimens and so were mocked as bigwigs.

Kingpin:  Several theories exist about the origin of this word for a leader, especially one in a criminal enterprise, but it is most likely derives from the idea of a key component in a machine.  (An alternate possible origin if the name for the pin at the apex of an array of pins in bowling games; if you strike the kingpin, presumably  all the other pins will fall.

Mandarin:  This word, ultimately derived from the Sanskrit term “mantra” ~ originally, came from a Portuguese word referring to Chinese Officials.  (Portugal was among the first Western nations to have any influence in China.)  By extension, it applies to bureaucrats, especially officious ones, though it also connotes an influential member of the intelligentsia or the literary elite.

(The foregoing from “Daily Writing Tips”)
(and there were other examples given)

Wisdom Truths

“With motivation…anything is possible
as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down!”

Nelson Mandela stated:
“It always seems impossible…until it is done.”

“So many of our dreams at first seem impossible;
then they seem improbable
and when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable.
(Christopher Reeve)

Who’d have believed that Orville and Wilbur Wright, would by experiment, fly the first powered heavier-than-air controlled flight in history?

Who’d have believed that Elvis Presley, who as a boy attended church and all-night-gospel sings, would become the biggest “rock and roll” star in the 20th century…causing girls to swoon and scream and boys to pick up guitars?

Who’d have believed that several Americans and Canadians have been accepted on a Mars-bound-spaceflight to become the first residents on the planet Mars???

Merle Baird-Kerr … crafted July 30, 2013
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  1. Loved the Investment tips for the New Year... Was expecting something different to help us but it wound up being funny which makes us smile... So all is good. My input is invest in your own health and be pro active so you last a long time. Life Matters !

  2. Wise words from my "sage friend" which I appreciate! Our goal in life, I believe, IS to "last a long time" and to "make a difference".