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If you had bought $1000.00 worth of Nortel stock one year ago, it would now be worth $49.00. With Enron, you would have $16.50 of the original $1,000.00. With Worldcom, you would have less than $5.00 left. If you had bought $1,000.00 worth of Budweiser (the beer, not the stock) one year ago, drank all the beer, then turned in the cans for the 10 cent deposit, you would have $214.00. Based on the above, my current investment advice is to drink heavily and recycle.

-- no (, July 28, 2002


What state are you in that you have a deposit on cans. For some reason I'm expecting to be answered , a drunken state. With the probability of the increased chances of getting caught driving intoxicated, a DUI fine might outway the deposit.In tennessee,I think an aluminum can bring about a penny.Because they have such little value, they are used as colorful orniments to decorate the sides of roads and hiways.

-- SM Steve (, July 28, 2002.

that would work, if the state you live in HAS the 10 cent deposit. OR it would only be worth about 4 cents a pound.,, I wish I had bought DOCC, 8 months ago, was 1.98,, now over 11.00,,, depends on how you look at things.

You could also NOT drink,, keep the 1,000.00, and earn 3.5 at the bank

-- Stan (, July 28, 2002.

and....if you bought the beer, you wouldn't care if the stock market was crashing or not. :)

-- Annie (, July 28, 2002.

Here in Maine the deposit is only 5 or 6 cents per can (depending on the recycle center)....but the large liquor bottles bring 15 cents :-)!! A better investment maybe ??!!

-- Marcia (, July 28, 2002.

......y'all do realize this is a joke, right? hehe

-- Patty (, July 28, 2002.

You're kidding!! Really?? I was thinking along the lines of broadening my "investments" :-)!!

-- Marcia (, July 28, 2002.

Marsha Marsha Marsha! Is that sarcasm?,......tell me it ain't so!!!!

(go ahead and smack me....giggle)

-- Patty (, July 28, 2002.

Patty...Hmmmm, could have been sarcasm or Yankee "humor". Sometimes I get those two confused :-)!!

-- Marcia (, July 29, 2002.

89 bottles of beer on the wall, 89 bottles of beer.If one of those bottles just happens to fall, 88 bottles of beer on the wall.

-- SM Steve (, July 29, 2002.

I'm just glad that I have always diversified my portfolio to include beer , whiskey and pharmaceuticals.

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, July 29, 2002.

Never hurts to "be prepared", Jay :-)!!!

-- Marcia (, July 29, 2002.

Me too, Jay, but Ixnay on the (blargghh) me with vitamins instead! ;0)

-- earthmama (, July 29, 2002.

A good friend of mine ( Good friend defined as one who rounded up other friend to reshingle my roof when I was laid up with bad arm a couple of years ago for cost of share of store bought pizza) started brewing his own beer...even makes his own hops buying the barley at the local elevator. For a few pennies per gallon, he makes some pretty good stuff and we get together for "beer tasting parties" to make notes about the character of his latest batch.

I find the reference to store bought beer and cashing in the bottles a bit too cityish....we do reverse recycling by hitting the recycle containers near bars and taking out a few dozen empty beer bottles for cleaning and refilling...never mess with aluminum other than the new caps we put on the bottles....

Tim's homemade beer will put you on your ear a lot quicker than store bought types...also it seems to be immune to stock market value changes...

Any idea why Jay Blair's thing does not work today??? I registered yesterday, got a few notes back, but unable to log on today....

-- Garyfrom Mn (, August 01, 2002.

My thoughts were in good times folks club to party, in bad times they club to forget. Folks are getting older and geritol sells. The bar that I have a small interest in does good all the time, we just don't run tabs over $30 during recessions :>)

-- Jay Blair in N. AL (, August 02, 2002.

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