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The Fool: What's the best advice you've ever received?
batsrf: Happiness is an atitude. Choose to be Happy.
The Fool: Tell us about Your Dumbest Investment... and the lesson you learned from it.
batsrf: Back in 1987 I was with one of the big brokers.
I sold a property and had some 80k extra to invest. I whet in to see my broker, I told him I felt the stock market felt shaky. I wanted to liq. everthing and move into 30 yr T bills for awhile. I let him talk me into 1 T bill and the rest stocks. In the middle of the night I saw an image of the news and a Stock Market Crash. I tried to call my broker starting at 6AM West Coast time(I lived in Vegas then) to put stop losses on, but no answer. I finally left a message on his recorder. He called about a half hour after the market opened and said I didn't get the stops in in time. I closed my account with "Get a piece of the rock" and opened with "Mr. One Invester At A Time", because at that time they were the only ones who had touch-tone trades. I learned to Trust my own gut feelings.

The Fool: What other financial products or services do you use?
batsrf: I trade with Ameritrade, because if the net is down they will do broker trades at net price. I reasearch all over. I like the free unlimted RT's at ragingbull.com that cover OTC and their boards. I like the free portfolio mgt at morningstar.com lots of acct views. I pay a few bucks for S&P's personalwealth.com home page I like their perks and coverage of stocks and tailered news. I like the info quotes and some research nasdaq-amex.com. I like some of the featurs at fool.com and the earnings tab. I just plain like to do my homework.
The Fool: Is the best way to fight terrorism through aggression or passivity (or do you have another option)?
batsrf: Dictators and Terrorist are like kids some you can yell at, some you only have to spank once, and some never play nice. With the later, we have to lock them up or shoot them. Their life is not worth all the ones they take if left alone.
The Fool: How'd you find out about the Fool? (Make your answer as colorful and truthful as possible.)
batsrf: You changed air times in Omaha bumping a show I liked, so I gave a listen. You didn't sound altogether wise so I listen on Sun. afternoon's when I can. My two beefs are you stay on one topic way to long at times and you do not take enough call-ins. I can't tell you how many gems I have found over the years because someone asked a question on a stock show about a stock I had not reasearched I then check it out it is a buy. Maybe 1 out of 20. that I may never have looked at without the callers question being aired.
The Fool: What, in your opinion, are some of life's big mysteries?
batsrf: I often ponder the waste in people's life, because they do not choose to be happy.
The Fool: Are there any local companies in your area that Fools should consider for investment?
batsrf: Well, right now ICO is a bit beaten down, because people do not look behind the numbers. The revs and earnings look down and are down, but they took over two companies that gave them a lot of 1 time fees and they hate debt so they bought back all the debt of these companies. They had the cash and revs to do it, but on paper it looks bad right now. They are a winner so come on in. ICO is a retired stock for me meaning I have already sold 1/3 and 1/3 and hold the remainer but if it ever gets driven down I will add.
The Fool: What's been your best investment to date and how did you discover it?
batsrf: BBOX in May I bought it for 35 sold 1/3 at 20% up and indulged my self on my birthday by waiting past the 40% up sell to the next 1/3; I waited until it reached 55+ to sell. Usually, I am very hard on myself about when to sell and how much to sell, but my gut said wait just a little and it paid off.
I resently restarted BBOX at 48 1/8 I like them to be at 65+ by the end of the year. They are very intreanched in there sector and they have a bright and aggesive CEO.
The Fool: Do you have a favorite company or stock which the worldwide Foolish community should know about -- and why?
batsrf: I like all the stocks I own or I would not own them.
I like this one to be 17 by end of year.
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