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The Fool: What, in your opinion, are some of life's big mysteries?
DHAL: The Time-Space Continuum. As a small boy growing up in West Texas, I would stand in my back yard at night and look up at the stars, ("The stars at night,,,, are big and bright,,,, dumdumdumdum,,,,, deep in the heart of Texas"). Anyway, I always wondered where the universe ended. I knew that one could measure a finite distance to, say, the moon or the first star in the galatic neighborhood. But somewhere there HAD to be an end point. But how far was that end point from where I was standing? Was there a finite distance, or was it an infinite distance? The "Big Bang Therory" also complicated things. If the universe started at the center of the bang, what was outside of the blast area to begin with? Didn't make much sense to me. I therefore deduced that the outer reaches of the universe were of an infinite distance: If a human being were able to get into a space craft and go toward the edge of the universe, that person could never live long enough to reach the end point and could therefore never reach the end. Therefore there could never be an end point to the universe in the mind of a human such as myself. Pretty mind-boggling, no?
The Fool: Have you had a brush with fame, the proverbial '15 minutes'? Tell us about it.
DHAL: Sorry, I can't think of anything to tell at this time. Perhaps something will come to mind at a later date.
The Fool: Are there any local companies in your area that Fools should consider for investment?
DHAL: There is a privately owned company here in the little town in which I reside in that would be a good candidate, should it ever go public. It is STEEL & PIPE SUPPLY CO., INC. I am working for them until I can land a corporate job with Sprint. A long story. Anyway, they run a very lucrative wholesale, warehousing and distribution business in steel and related stock. There are four warehouses that service several midwest and south-central states. As I understand, all the stock is owned by a handful of people. I don't know if they have considered going public but I would certainly buy the stock. The company services a unique niche in the steel supply industry. Scuttlebutt says that the profit for the company was in the neighborhood of $200 million last year. I don't know that to be a fact or not. HQs is located in Manhattan, KS.
The Fool: Which celebrity or public figure (past or present) do you most look like?
DHAL: I was told by an associate several years ago that I resembled JFK.
The Fool: What's the best restaurant you've ever been to? (Include name, location, and average bill for two.)
DHAL: Can't remember the name. It is/was a locally owned German "gasthaus" in Kaffertal, Germany. Kaffertal is a suburb or Mannheim, (West) Germany. I was stationed there as an Army officer during the early to mid 1980s. The Mark rate was very good: Almost 4:1. One US dollar bought about 3.89 DM. I liked the local "pils" beer in copious quantities. My wife liked the fruity local white wines and a dish of Green Noodles and Gargensole (sp?) sauce. Mmmmmmmm.
The Fool: What's been your best investment to date, and how did you discover it?
DHAL: 1. My 1991 Dodge Dakota pickup. 2. My US government thrift saving plan(TSP), contributing toward a stock fund, 100% for about four years. The market and therefore my fund did very well. However, I have since left the service of our government and will need to do something with my money. That leads me to ask the Fools questions about my funds. I will forward this question, I guess, to a bulletin board? You tell me.
The Fool: Do you have a favorite company or stock which the worldwide Foolish community should know about -- and why?
DHAL: Probably nothing to mention at this time.
The Fool: List some of your favorite websites, with running commentary where appropriate. (Please provide the URLs, too.)
DHAL: I like MTrader, www.Mtrader.com. Interesting chat rooms. I like their weekly wrap about the market in general. Also they offer "MTraderUniversity." K now anything about it? Any advice one way or another?
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