This is going to be a quick post as we’re still in the mist of packing and are scheduled to hitch a plane for Trieste, Italy in a few hours. From there we’ll be renting a car and then head into beautiful Slovenia for a weekend stint at Lake Bled (shown above). Honestly I wish the weather would be as nice as in the picture but just like earlier this year in France we’re out of luck in the weather department as the forecast shows almost continuous rain for the next week.
I’m going to be out of commission today as I just came back from getting a root canal. If you’ve been visiting lately then you are aware that I have been dealing with an infected dental nerve for the past two months. Turns out one of my older crowns somehow had failed and over time a ton of caries had developed underneath. Yikes!
How time flies! A little over a year ago I introduced our Evil Speculator Statistical Tool (ESST), which offered everyone free instant access to comprehensive historical statistics on literally thousands of stock symbols. I don’t know about you guys but I find statistics delicious and cannot get enough of them. Although quite unique in its offering the ESST kind of lingered hidden away somewhere deep in the mirky bowels of the blog as I moved on to other projects. Well, that is until now.
Today marks the 17th anniversary of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamic terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001. The attacks killed 2,996 people, injured over 6,000 others, and beyond the human death toll ended up causing at least $10 billion in infrastructure and property damage. Many other people died of 9/11-related cancer and respiratory diseases in the months and years following the attacks.