Monday, June 16, 2014

The Yellowtail Snapper Burglaries

Today is an absolutely gorgeous day. Sunny and 84 degrees which is how I'd like every summer day to be. Mid 80's, not too hot and not too cold. Shorts and flips and hold the rain please!

Congrats to the San Antonio Spurs on their NBA Championship and to the Los Angeles Kings on their NHL Championship. Both teams played extremely well in their respective finals and simply outplayed their opponents.

Legendary San Diego Padre Tony Gwynn passed away today. He amassed over 3100 career hits and won 8 batting titles to become the greatest hitter of my generation.

A big kudos to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Arizona State President Michael Crow. In a combined effort to keep tuition costs reasonable and education accessible, Starbucks will give free junior and senior year tuition to any Starbucks employee working at least 20 hours a week. It can all be completed online. It's nice to see a CEO care about employees for a change instead of just making lip service.

The stock market is staying fairly stable through this Iraq turmoil despite the media trying to bring it down with their gloom and doom talk. It's by design not an accident. A lot of these talking heads make out very well if they can create a mini-panic and buy your shares cheap!

Apparently Key West has a big time burglary ring working the area. No, it's not cars or home burglaries. It's on the docks and people are stealing yellowtail snapper off commercial fishing boats. Sometimes, when the loading docks are packed captain's will keep their catch overnight and unload the next morning. Burglars are sneaking onto boats in the midnight hour and pilfering buckets of snapper. On the black market a bucket will fetch at least $20 but it's worth four times more. It's the signature dish at Blue Heaven my favorite restaurant. I hope the authorities bust these guys soon. The local fisherman there are truly legendary!


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