Day 3 – Freedom flies! Message for Republicans

Stand Your Ground
(Picture credit: Jon McNaughton)

Why is it that Celts of all stripes seem to understand freedom better than any other European nationality?

Amazing how the media people and their friends, the Democrats, are struggling to make the first three days of G-vt* shutdown into an end-of-the-world crisis… and failing. The Ds seem to be their own worst enemies – kind of like the Rs used to be.

N. B. *We use the hyphen here out of respect for those who worship government and hold it sacred.

A deep search inside the Republican caucus in the House must have turned up a brain or two. The tide is turning. As Harry Reid insults CNN reporter and anchorwoman Dana Bash, a Republican Congressman faced down the National Park Service and forced them to allow WW II veterans in wheelchairs to come in to look at their memorial in Wash DC.

Meanwhile, the world continues to turn. Customer service in the private sector has improved so much over the past decades it is almost impossible to believe. Compare the following example from the private sector to the Obamacare sign-up websites that, three years since the bill was signed, still are not working properly after going live three days ago.

IFO herself experienced this. She ordered three books from Amazon to get the free shipping option and delivery in 5-8 days. She got a confirmed email from the company saying the books would be delivered in 16 – 28 days!

Irate, she called and got somebody almost immediately. After a friendly phone conversation, she got the following email:

We have good news!  We’re able to get this part of your order to you faster than we originally promised:
Tolkien, J.R.R. “The Fall of Arthur”
Previous estimated arrival date: October 17, 2013 – October 29, 2013
New estimated arrival date: October 08, 2013 – October 12, 2013
Heaney, Seamus “Beowulf (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)”
Previous estimated arrival date: October 17, 2013 – October 29, 2013
New estimated arrival date: October 08, 2013 – October 12, 2013
Elon, Emuna “If You Awaken Love”
Previous estimated arrival date: October 17, 2013 – October 29, 2013
New estimated arrival date: October 08, 2013 – October 12, 2013

BTW, there is a deeper message behind that familiar Amazon(AMZN)  logo, as explained by Vicki Passmore of Daily Finance in a Jan 14, 2011 article.

Amazon.com logoAmazon.com That yellow arrow is more than just a decorative swoosh. The Amazon logo was created to represent the message that it sells everything from A to Z (the arrow connects the two letters) and also represents the smile that customers would experience by shopping on the Amazon.com Web site (the arrow becomes a smile).”

Investment note: IFO does not own any AMZN (sob), because they pay no dividend. Not saying you should or shouldn’t. Just sayin’.

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About InvestingforOne

I've been investing in various assets by myself using a discount broker for many years. Over that time, I've developed some theories that others might find useful. Plus, there is more to investing than money. Time, talent, work, friends, family all go into developing a good and satisfactory strategy.
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