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Dear Mr. Minack, I read an article on Business Insider indicating you are retiring from your position as an investment strategist with Morgan Stanley. Let me start by wishing you well in your retirement. The article referred to "amazing" investment advice you gave just before you resigned. I am always curious about the advice given by Wall Street pros like yourself, so I couldn't wait to learn details about your "amazing" advice. The article noted that you didn't explicitly give this advice, but you demonstrate why any other investment strategy is "idiotic." Here's the "amazing" advice: Don't pick stocks. Don't time the market. Buy low-cost, tax-efficient index funds. Realistically, there is nothing "amazing" about this advice. It's set forth in books written by me, Jack Bogle...
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Dear Paul: I was reading your article How Did Economists Get It So Wrong. Who are these economists who got it so wrong? Speak for yourself kemo sabe. And since you got it wrong - why should we believe your discredited theories? It is a sad fact that whenever something bad happens people will claim that it means that they were right all along, and other people will listen to them. A professional prosecutor frustrated by the fact that you can't beat confessions out of suspects? Wait until September 11 and try again and this time call it the "Patriot Act." A progressive who would like to see higher taxes and more government programs? Wait until there is an economic crisis and call it a "fiscal stimulus bill." Here we are, the recession is over and we've spent 10% of...
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Dear Mr. John Dugan, Chair, and Members of the Board of Directors of Charity Navigator: As you know, Charity Navigator has become an important institution influencing donors, nonprofits and the public at large. As a result, the direction and work of Charity Navigator is of material interest to many stakeholders, perhaps especially nonprofit organizations. With 9,400 nonprofits who are members, we at the California Association of Nonprofits -- CalNonprofits -- would like to take this opportunity to share some thoughts as you define Charity Navigator's next steps and renewed vision, and select a new CEO. First, we applaud the new direction you have taken towards multi-dimensional ratings of nonprofits with your planned Results Reporting to be launched in 2016. In particular, we...
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Dear Walmart Treating customers like criminals is NOT helping your bottom-line. After work today, I visited the Walmart at 3075 E. Tropicana, Las Vegas, to purchase dinner and a variety of items, one being a 3-pack of razor cartridges. For whatever reason Walmart started locking up the razors, so now people have to search the various aisles for a sales person before even getting access. However, the kicker is not the lock up of the razors or the inconvenience of having to wait for a sales person but actually the nerve of Walmart to require a person to pay for a $13.27 3-pack in a separate transaction at the pharmacy counter because they assume everyone is a criminal and the theft of said $13.27 razors is inevitable. Really Walmart!? $13.27 is the threshold for which...
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To The FBI FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION Copy to: Department of Justice US EMBASSY BOGOTA COLOMBIA US GOVERNMENT. REF: COMPLAINT ID: I 1506071229174771 OF: TOTAL PLAY INC. AND TOTALPLAY S.A.S. AGAINST: GO DADDY INC ARIZONA USA / TV AZTECA SAB OF CV MEXICO D.F. COMPLAINT ID : unauthorized transfer of assets, www.total-play.com www.total-play.co domains. transferred by Go Daddy INC and usufruct and used by TV AZTECA SAB DE CV, without complaints have been completed and legal requirements to the competent authorities The panel comprised: David Quinto (Hollywood, Ca, USA), Loureiro Da Silva (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and Pablo Palazzi (Buenos Aires, Argentina). They disregarded order more tests and failed...
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Dear Active Fund Managers: Please do not give up! We know that 2014 was an especially difficult year for you, and though it was not the first difficult year that you have endured, it was surely the most public. Do not allow yourselves to feel discouraged from headlines like “The Decline and Fall of Fund Managers” and “The Triumph of Index Funds”; maybe your bets and predictions will be more accurate in 2015. It cannot be easy watching institutions and retail investors aggressively shift their assets from active to passive funds – Morningstar data for a trailing one year period through November 30th showed that active U.S. equity funds lost $91.9 billion, while passive U.S. equity funds received $156.1 billion. At least there were positive flows of $67.6 billion across all active U.S....
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Dear Elisangela, I am writing this open letter to you today regarding the written content you have used for your online company named Elgos.co.uk. I was informed that my written content had been plagiarised and your domain name was given to me so I could take further action. After months of in-depth research, skilled writing and continuous efforts to set up and maintain an online business, I am repulsed to see my content and website layout plagiarised by you, Elisangela Gomes. If your ambition is to become an established copywriter, I strongly advise that you learn how to carry out relevant research and produce fresh content from scratch in order to reflect your style and not mine. I am flattered of course but I am more disgusted by the dishonesty of your company image...
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Today I would like to write on behalf of every PR professional. My Dear Journalist friends I would like to humbly submit that we very grateful to all of you as we can do nothing without you guys, seriously there is no pun in this statement. But let's analyze how the world would be without PR professionals: No phone calls from PR: Your days would be so peaceful with no calls from PR professional. How beautiful it would be that you would have all time of the day to just concentrate on your story. But wait, who will feed you with the information? Do you really have to decide on a story every day? What about access to the right spokesperson? You might have to call the reception of an office 10 times to get to the right person, but then even if you get to the right person what's...
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Dear President Sarkozy, The Civil Society Internet Governance Caucus (IGC) is an open forum of individual and organisational civil society actors who came together in the context of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) to promote global public interest objectives in Internet governance policy making (see http://www.igcaucus.org). We understand that the French Presidency of the G8 proposes to hold a G8 Internet meeting - the "eG8 Forum" - immediately prior to the G8 Summit in Deauville, with a view to prepare or influence the agenda for the G8 Summit regarding key global Internet issues. We also understand that many heads of states of G8 countries are expected to attend this meeting. The meeting is especially important since in the past G8 has set up the global agenda...
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Dear Ambassador Froman, The Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) of South Africa is extremely concerned with recent attempts by the US government to discourage and curb the globe’s supply of affordable generic medicines available from India. Specifically, we object to the placement of India on the US ‘Special 301 Watch List’ over objections to the country’s intellectual property system, as well as subsequent condemnation from Members of Congress stemming from US pharmaceutical industry pressure, and attempts by a group of US commercial businesses (under the banner of ‘Alliance for Fair Trade with India’) to influence Vice President Biden’s current meetings in India. Through the development of its effective generic manufacturing industry, India has become an essential source of affordable...
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