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Cecil Scaglione, Editor

Archive for November 2021

No Such Thing as a Stupid Question . . .

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. . . when you invest.

Betting on the Super Bowl is easier than gambling on the stock market. There are only two teams and one of them is sure to be a winner.

Rather than toss the dice against the vagaries of the various markets that contain thousands of stocks, investigate before buying anything. You wouldn’t go out and buy a car and then bring it home to check out its performance.

Shy away from securities offered on the telephone or by e-mail. Deal only with a securities firm that you know or one recommended by a person who is familiar with the investment industry. You might ask your tax preparer, attorney, or accountant for a referral.

Beware of promises of quick and too-good-to-be-true profits as well as high-pressure tactics by the sales people.

Don’t be afraid of “asking a stupid question.” You’re only being stupid if you don’t ask questions about something you don’t understand and still go ahead and invest your money on it.

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November 30, 2021 at 3:00 am

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A Retired Fire Chief . . .

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. . . wondered loudly at a nearby table the other day why we’re still paying our activities director while there are no activities during the current Covid-19 hiatus at Sunrise.

The question arose that perhaps this was a throwback to when he was with the fire department and was only paid by the fire.

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November 29, 2021 at 3:00 am

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Just What the Doctor Ordered . . .

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. . . Dr. Anthonhy Fauci, that is:

another variant of the coronavirus that he says could already be in the U.S.

It allows him and the government he represents to sit down, shout down and shut down amid the clamor to get vaccinated, get the booster (and the one after it), wear masks, stay socially distanced, avoid crowds, andonandonandonandonandon.

This is not going to end, but what are we going to do about it?

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November 28, 2021 at 3:00 am

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Black Friday Could be Abolished . . .

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. . . if the language police get their way,

because they say it “sounds offensive.”

Then we might have to change how we utter

b*** ball,

” bear,

” beans,

” beard,

” belt,

” board,

” cat,

” coffee,

” holes,

” pearls,

” pepper,

” tea,

” widow

and a host of other words and phrases you can think of that now “sound offensive.”

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November 27, 2021 at 3:14 am

Thanksgiving is a Misnomer . . .

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. . . because the politicians are trying to change it to


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November 26, 2021 at 3:00 am

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An Ignored Self-Defense Case

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Out-shouted by the raucous and racist angst after the Kyle Rittenhouse not-guilty verdict last week was another acquittal logged at the same time finding a Florida man not guilty who claimed he was defending himself and his girlfriend when he fired shots at sheriff’s deputies during an early morning raid on his home.

It takes more reading and catching up with the story to learn he is a Black man from a photo in the piece and more to learn he is a convicted felon.

Neither of which makes his exoneration invalid.

But it hampers the ongoing righteous rants about white-supremacist Rittenhouse getting white-privilege justice.

The Florida case is just as tragic as the Kenosha case. Anyone interested can Google “Andrew A.J. Coffee.”

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November 25, 2021 at 5:31 am

Hit Some Sort of Record . . .

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. . .with the following review I posted after a visit to Sunrise Urology, where I go every four months to have a camera peer into my bladder in search of cancerous growths, which have been spotted and excised twice in the past three years. When none have grown, I undergo chemo therapy for three weeks after each visit.

Apparently hundreds of folks interested in Sunrise Urology have lauded the following.

Sunrise Urology, P…


It’s not easy to like someone who shoves a tube up into your bladder, but Dr. Lin and his team make everything work quickly and as comfortably as possible. ciao

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November 24, 2021 at 5:00 am

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All Group Activities Cancelled . . .

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. . . for two weeks at Sunrise of Gilbert in the wake of three COVID-19 quarantines

in the Independent Living wing and reports of other cases elsewhere in the facility along with reports of the rising number of new cases out there in the world.

You could hear a huge sigh of relief whoosh through the building because someone has taken charge. There have been a couple of yowls about the cessation of the free-booze happy hour. But the inmates responded readily to the fact that everybody can do whatever they want, there just aren’t any group activities for this period other than meals in the dining room and bus trips for shopping.

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November 23, 2021 at 5:00 am

How does the Kyle Rittenhouse . . .

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. . . saga continue?

Does the DOJ come up with federal charges?

Does he sue the media and candidate Joe Biden for defamation?

Does he become the face and spokesperson of right-wing conservatives?

Does he go on a lecture tour?

Does he write a book? Make a movie?

Or does he tell the world to leave him alone and try to disappear into the mundane mob to live a life?

I don’t think we’ll let him.

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November 22, 2021 at 5:00 am

Traffic Safety . . .

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. . . relies on the fact

that every driver believes everyone else on the road

is an idiot.

Written by Cecil Scaglione

November 21, 2021 at 5:00 am

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