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Bean Pot Brief: Investing and the Industry Life Cycle

Industries have a life cycle just like humans . Like a person’s childhood, teenage years, adulthood and golden years, industries have distinct life stages. A local example is the Nantucket whaling industry. Let’s review the lifecycle.

1659: Nantucket settled.

1752: Start up stage. Whaling voyages begin. The market for clean burning whale oil is small but growing. Industry profits are negative and large amounts of capital are required to build ships and train mariners.

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Local Campaign Jumps the Gun

State Rep candidate and former mayoral candidate Charles Clemons Muhammad (that's how his tiny sign reads) was spotted on Monday morning inside the Forest Hills MBTA station. Dressed nattily in an expensive-looking suit, he chased after T patrons who probably weren't in the mood for a good chat on the issues during their morning commutes...in the middle of a heat wave.

In doing so, Clemons may have violated an unwritten rule regarding how the start of local campaigning begins the first week of August...or is it after Labor Day?

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13 Investment Gurus Prove a Prediction is not a Promise

Paragon Park had a gaudy fortune telling machine in its arcade. It was called Grandma’s Prophesies and it looked like a heavily made up corpse laid out in an upright casket. But deposit fifty cents though and good old grandma sprung to life. Light bulb eyeballs lit up, the creaky head spun, and her fiberglass hands moved over a glowing crystal ball. The mystical music added to the experience along with the scents of fresh cotton candy and the Nantasket sea breeze. When grandma finished with her plexi glass enclosed gyrations, a fortune card was dispensed.

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How to Avoid the Next Bernie Madoff

The doorbell has an eerie echo tonight, as if it’s vocalizing your disdain for what is happening next. After years of procrastination you finally decided to meet with a financial planner. Retirement is on the horizon and you need to make the most of your savings.

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At the age of 5, I became a finance intern....

Most people struggle to pick a career. It’s considered a stroke of good luck if someone finds their vocation, a job that they truly enjoy. I do consider myself a lucky man, but I wouldn’t exactly say the leprechauns were looking out for me the day I started on my career path. I’m also not sure that I found financial planning. Maybe it found me.

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By Michael Morisy. What’s in Massachusetts’ updated public records law

Written by Michael Morisy. What’s in Massachusetts’ updated public records law H.B. 4333 revises fees, deadlines, and more
https://www.reddit.com/r/boston/comments/4tbhal/written_by_michael_moris...

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Why racial disparity at BLS has nothing to do with BLS--and everything to do with the people who run the City of Boston

The recent issues at BLS being reported by the media are indicators of a larger problem within the City of Boston, and it's time for constituents of Boston's legislators and officials to hold those truly responsible accountable for their inaction.

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Bicyclist Assaulted on Mass Ave.

This morning I witnessed a person assaulted on Mass Ave. It happened on Mass Ave. inbound near the intersection of Everett St arond 8:50 am. The driver got out of his car and punched the bicyclist hard in the face. The victim was covered in blood, and sent to the hospital. Police showed up and took multiple statements.

This was an act of road rage. The driver yelled at the bicyclist as the bike passed his car (which was parked). Not sure what happened before that, but another witness said they saw the driver try to drive the bicyclist into the curb.

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I use LEGO to teach my son mathematics

Recently I've sound a site, where it is described, how to use LEGO to teach kids about simple math. You can even learn multiplying and division with those small plastic bricks. How awesome is that?
I believe, that LEGO is a great education tool. And it is great, that teachers throughout the country understand that as well.

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Sculpture Racing is Coming! - Call for Entries

PEOPLE’S SCULPTURE RACING
2016 Call for Entries
Race & Exhibition
Cambridge Arts River Festival
www.sculptureracing.org/RiverFestivalCall

EXTENDED: ENTRY DEADLINE: March 18, 2016

EVENT: June 4, 2016: A ¾ mile juried race of pushed, pulled, or pedaled sculpture and daylong exhibition at the Cambridge Arts River Festival, an annual celebration with 150,000–200,000 festival-goers.

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Best programs for reading electronic books

If you like reading books, you are probably interested in appropriate apps, which will make this process easier. Of course, when you meet with this problem at first time, you may not choose the right one at the beginning. So I decided to write this article and to advise you the best apps for reading. So let’s see which ones are best.

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The itemized look on the most proficient method to make a WordPress Blog

A standout amongst the best choice of showcasing correspondence is the Internet. The perceivability of any business or association is essentially to accomplish by beginning a web journal. It can be utilized either by the specialty unit to publicize something or by a distinctive individual to share the thoughts, individual considerations et cetera. You can without much of a stretch find free stages in the Internet. For example, Blogger, TypePad and WordPress. The last one is the best. It is fairly well known among the clients for few reasons.

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Local tech reporter has a refreshing lack of understanding of net neutrality

In a column penned yesterday, Boston Globe tech reporter Hiawatha Bray has demonstrated that he lacks even a basic understanding of what net neutrality is or why it's important. I wonder how he'd feel if T-Mobile allowed unlimited browsing of bostonherald.com but charged for data in order to browse bostonglobe.com? You can read his column here.

He doubled down with an equally ridiculous tweet: Read more.

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All I Want For Christmas

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A BETTER WORLD NEXT YEAR
SAFETY, PEACE, LIFE, LIBERTY,
THE THINGS I HOLD DEAR

LESS VIOLENCE, MORE CHEER
MORE FAITH, LESS FEAR

HOPE FOR THE MASSES
DREAMS COMING TRUE
HOPE FOR THOSE THAT FEEL HOPELESS
I KNOW SOME, DO YOU?

ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS A BETTER WORLD NEXT YEAR
LOVE, UNITY, COMPASSION AND JOY

MY WISHES, ARE THEY SELFISH, NOT FOR MATERIAL THINGS, OR WEALTH?
I’M THANKFUL NOW FOR SHELTER, FOOD, AND A PORTION OF GOOD HEALTH!

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Christmas……Don’t get caught up in the guilt of not having/spending enough $$$$$ for Presents and Gifts

If how much you spend, or buying what the persons “wants” determines your Merry Christmas....... stop, think about this; Materialism has bankrupted some people,
Some are on the way there, and some are recovering from it.

If anyone is not pleased with you changing your gift giving habits….. It’s on them.

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THUG DOGS

Thug Dog

You ain’t nothing but a Thug Dog, shootin hidin all the time

You ain’t nothing but a Thug Dog, scheming and hustling all the time

When 5-0 gets you, you gonna be doin time.

So You think you’re a badass, with your big mouth and your guns

So You think you’re a badass, doin drive bys then on the run

A bullet may get you then your Thuggin days will be done

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Verizon downsizing equipment yet paying for high-speed Internet

For over a week, we have had on/off or maddeningly slow internet service. Our internet provider is Verizon. After spending the requisite hour on the phone with Verizon customer service last Thursday, an appointment was set up for 8-11 am this past Friday. The repair reps did not show during that time period, but around 1:30 pm I got a call, stating that our purchased, 'High Speed Internet Enhanced' was too fast for the capability we could ACTUALLY get because of our distance from the Roslindale Verizon substation (we are just off of South Street) therefore, they needed to downgrade the equipment that our service used to be able to handle the slower speed - somewhere around 6-7 Mbps. Read more.

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What's Your New Year's Resolution?

Are you trying to ring in the new year with some new goals and opportunities? Want to give back to your community in 2016? Boston Partners can help!

We're seeking adults in Boston to become academic mentors to students in the Boston Public Schools! Students in grades K-12 are in need of support in subjects such as math, literacy, and science. By spending an hour in the classroom each week with a student or group of students, you can make a huge difference in their academic and personal success!

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