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Hi Bob,

I'm posting from a hotel room since our neighborhood lost power today. The electric company is working on those who have been without power since Monday.

This winter is brutal. I hope you had time to winterize your plumbing before leaving for the hotel. I'm glad you have the comfort of power which implies heat.

I think TMF has too close a relationship with Kip Tindall. Yes, he's a nice guy but TMF rec'ed TCS way to close to the IPO pop.

Now all those who bought are waiting for a recovery that may never come.

I don't think I should comment on the first part, but the second is too likely to be true.

I do have mixed feelings about how The Fool interacts with some CEOs. At last year's FoolFest I got up and walked out during a speech by one CEO (not of a Pro company). There are a limited number of identifiable lies that I can tolerate and he surpassed it. While direct interactions with CEOs can lead to insights regarding investing in their companies, it can also be a PR stunt without substance. Unless the lies are extremely blatant it is hard to know whether you are getting useful information or not.

My bottom line is that I am glad I made the mistake of investing in TCS, TTS, and a few other disasters when I joined One last year. That led me to focus more on how I am making decisions and helped to restore my focus to the Pro and Options services. I love making mistakes that I can learn from and recover from.

phooL on!

Pro/Options Home Fool

long TCS
short TCS 17 April 2015 $25 Puts
short TCS 17 April 2015 $30 Puts
short TTS 15 May 2015 $12.50 Puts
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