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Google’s nice IPO anniversary and YO alerts me to ongoing horrors

BubbleVision pushed Google’s tenth anniversary of its IPO. And with justification:


This chart show two things: Google has done well. And Fidelity hasn’t figured out how to adjust for Google’s two-for-one split on April 2, 2014. And I might add — a whole bunch of other splits and spinoffs — like the STWD/SWAY sponoff. Fidelity still has that one messed up. You can’t trust these online systems — though they do look impressive up there on a big screen.

Google is Cramer’s charitable foundation’s biggest holding. Not my biggest. But I do own shares in the company. Google is  the pre-eminent large technology company.

The has a strong sell on AGNC. Click here. I’m trying to figure out whether it’s real, or just a way of selling subscriptions.

They’re telling Gilead it’s overcharging at $1,000 a Sovalid pill. But the pill cures Hepatitis, the liver-destroying virus that infects one of every 100 Americans and some 150 million world-wide. Kills it stone dead. And saves huge on ongoing medical costs. Some insurers, e.g. Mario Molina of Molina Healthcare, are baulking at paying for the pill. Has the gone totally nuts? See today’s Wall Street Journal. Click here.

Forget it. Do something fun. Go on a rafting trip down the Middle Fork of Idaho’s Salmon River:


I did. And its’ glorious. OARS is the best. Click here.

Tom Hanx has the number one freebie on Apple’s AppStore. It’s called HanxWriter. It turns your iPad into a 50-year old typewriter, replete with sounds, and basically nothing else.


However, it’s free. And your kids will love it when you tell them you can’t understand these new-fangled things called computers.. and you’ve finally found the answer!

Tributes to Robin Williams:

+ From David Letterman. Click here.

+ From Jimmy Fallon. Click here.

The best christian joke.

A little girl asked her mother, “How did the human race appear?”

The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children. The story is in the bible. So was all mankind made.”

Two days later the girl asked her father the same question.

The father answered, “Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”

The confused girl returned to her mother and said, “Mom, how is it possible that you told me the human race was created by God, and Papa said they developed from monkeys?”

The mother answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.”

The mother of all Muslim jokes. (Perhaps the only one?)

Two Middle East mothers are sitting in a cafe chatting over a plate of tabouli and a pint of goat’s milk. The older of the two pulls a small folder out of her handbag and starts flipping through photos. They start reminiscing.

“This is my oldest son, Mujibar. He would have been 24 years old now.”

“Yes, I remember him as a baby.” says the other mother cheerfully.

“He’s a martyr now though.” the mother confides.

“Oh, so sad dear…” says the other.

“And this is my second son, Khalid. He would have been 21.”

“Oh, I remember him,” says the other happily, “He had such curly hair when he was born.”

“He’s a martyr too…” says the mother quietly.

“Oh, gracious me…” says the other.

“And this is my third son. My baby. My beautiful Ahmed. He would have been 18″, she whispers.

“Yes,” says the friend enthusiastically, “I remember when he first started school…”

“He’s a martyr also,” says the mother, with tears in her eyes.

After a pause and a deep sigh, the second Muslim mother looks wistfully at the photographs and, searching for the right words, says . .. .

“They blow up so fast, don’t they?”

Harry Newton who wondered at YO. In the beginning I thought the iPhone app was stupid. I could send my son a YO for free whenever I want to. But that’s it. Then they got money at a $10 million valuation. I perked up. And now it’s become a “platform.” Every time Hamas launches a rocket, I now get a REDALERTISRAEL YO.. It’s unerring. I’m beginning to know what’s its like to live in Israel under the constrant threat of these rockets.