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  #11  
Old May 12th 18, 03:50 AM posted to misc.invest.stocks
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On 5/11/2018 6:53 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:34:27 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 1:20 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:32:21 AM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 10:40 AM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
snip snip

May 08, 2018 12:02 ET (16:02 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


I like Spain. Been to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca. Did a
lot on ocean and river cruises, though.

The River Cruises sound nice.. I have never done one.
Ocean Cruises are boring as hell unless they have ports of call everyday. Last cruise I went on was a 7 day Carnival Cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Boring. Like watching paint dry.

We love river cruising more than ocean cruising. River boats have only
about 100 passengers on board. A lot more expensive than ocean liners.
We have been on cruises on the Rhine river and related canals through
Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgium. Saw tulips bloom here. Avalon River
Cruises Also the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain . Scenic
Cruises . Was on Columbia River from Spokane to Ocean and on
Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. American Steamboat Cruises


Carnival is the lower end ocean cruise line. Lots of low lifes.
Crew hustles passengers for drinks and Caribbean ports are all full of
shops owned by the cruise line. We are done with the Caribbean. Been
to Mexican Riviera several times. We have flown to all inclusive
resorts in Cancun but kept in the resort for safety concerns. The
least expensive large boats we will go on these days are Celebrity.


I found the time on the ocean really boring.. But the river boats would be a nice experience.

On the river boats most of the shore excursions were included in the
price. So almost every day you were off the boat on a tour. No
boredom there.

On the boring ocean cruises, I would eat, nap, eat, see the show, go to
the casino, hit the sack, repeat.
  #12  
Old May 12th 18, 03:50 AM posted to misc.invest.stocks
unclevito
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On 5/11/2018 6:53 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:34:27 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 1:20 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:32:21 AM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 10:40 AM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
snip snip

May 08, 2018 12:02 ET (16:02 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


I like Spain. Been to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca. Did a
lot on ocean and river cruises, though.

The River Cruises sound nice.. I have never done one.
Ocean Cruises are boring as hell unless they have ports of call everyday. Last cruise I went on was a 7 day Carnival Cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Boring. Like watching paint dry.

We love river cruising more than ocean cruising. River boats have only
about 100 passengers on board. A lot more expensive than ocean liners.
We have been on cruises on the Rhine river and related canals through
Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgium. Saw tulips bloom here. Avalon River
Cruises Also the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain . Scenic
Cruises . Was on Columbia River from Spokane to Ocean and on
Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. American Steamboat Cruises


Carnival is the lower end ocean cruise line. Lots of low lifes.
Crew hustles passengers for drinks and Caribbean ports are all full of
shops owned by the cruise line. We are done with the Caribbean. Been
to Mexican Riviera several times. We have flown to all inclusive
resorts in Cancun but kept in the resort for safety concerns. The
least expensive large boats we will go on these days are Celebrity.


I found the time on the ocean really boring.. But the river boats would be a nice experience.

On the river boats most of the shore excursions were included in the
price. So almost every day you were off the boat on a tour. No
boredom there.

On the boring ocean cruises, I would eat, nap, eat, see the show, go to
the casino, hit the sack, repeat.
  #13  
Old May 13th 18, 03:25 AM posted to misc.invest.stocks
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On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:50:40 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 6:53 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:34:27 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 1:20 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:32:21 AM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 10:40 AM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
snip snip

May 08, 2018 12:02 ET (16:02 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


I like Spain. Been to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca. Did a
lot on ocean and river cruises, though.

The River Cruises sound nice.. I have never done one.
Ocean Cruises are boring as hell unless they have ports of call everyday. Last cruise I went on was a 7 day Carnival Cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Boring. Like watching paint dry.

We love river cruising more than ocean cruising. River boats have only
about 100 passengers on board. A lot more expensive than ocean liners.
We have been on cruises on the Rhine river and related canals through
Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgium. Saw tulips bloom here. Avalon River
Cruises Also the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain . Scenic
Cruises . Was on Columbia River from Spokane to Ocean and on
Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. American Steamboat Cruises


Carnival is the lower end ocean cruise line. Lots of low lifes..
Crew hustles passengers for drinks and Caribbean ports are all full of
shops owned by the cruise line. We are done with the Caribbean. Been
to Mexican Riviera several times. We have flown to all inclusive
resorts in Cancun but kept in the resort for safety concerns. The
least expensive large boats we will go on these days are Celebrity.


I found the time on the ocean really boring.. But the river boats would be a nice experience.

On the river boats most of the shore excursions were included in the
price. So almost every day you were off the boat on a tour. No
boredom there.

On the boring ocean cruises, I would eat, nap, eat, see the show, go to
the casino, hit the sack, repeat.


My only experience is the 5-day (maybe 7day) Called the Mexican Riviera cruise. Nice new ship. The food was good. But boring.. I wanted Cable TV and HIGH SPEED Internet while sat on my private sunning deck. Smoke some pot. Drink some beer. Fun haters were abundant. Alicia stayed in the Gym the entire trip.. She was training for a fitness competition at the time.. Then there were the Cheater Art Peeps too.. They liquored people up and had a auction on what to me was obviously duplicated works. I tried to warn a couple people that NO real Michelangelo drawing would be selling for $450. Even a tiny one. This one had a nice frame and a 2 x 3 inch print.

Years later there was a big stink about these auctions and people did time and Carnival was sued too. Everything was done with a MODERN ink printer which was pretty convincing. Texture and everything the novices would miss. They thought it was their LUCKY Day.. Scammed!
  #14  
Old May 13th 18, 05:57 AM posted to misc.invest.stocks
unclevito
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On 5/12/2018 7:25 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:50:40 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 6:53 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:34:27 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 1:20 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:32:21 AM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 10:40 AM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
snip snip

May 08, 2018 12:02 ET (16:02 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


I like Spain. Been to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca. Did a
lot on ocean and river cruises, though.

The River Cruises sound nice.. I have never done one.
Ocean Cruises are boring as hell unless they have ports of call everyday. Last cruise I went on was a 7 day Carnival Cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Boring. Like watching paint dry.

We love river cruising more than ocean cruising. River boats have only
about 100 passengers on board. A lot more expensive than ocean liners.
We have been on cruises on the Rhine river and related canals through
Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgium. Saw tulips bloom here. Avalon River
Cruises Also the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain . Scenic
Cruises . Was on Columbia River from Spokane to Ocean and on
Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. American Steamboat Cruises


Carnival is the lower end ocean cruise line. Lots of low lifes.
Crew hustles passengers for drinks and Caribbean ports are all full of
shops owned by the cruise line. We are done with the Caribbean. Been
to Mexican Riviera several times. We have flown to all inclusive
resorts in Cancun but kept in the resort for safety concerns. The
least expensive large boats we will go on these days are Celebrity.

I found the time on the ocean really boring.. But the river boats would be a nice experience.

On the river boats most of the shore excursions were included in the
price. So almost every day you were off the boat on a tour. No
boredom there.

On the boring ocean cruises, I would eat, nap, eat, see the show, go to
the casino, hit the sack, repeat.


My only experience is the 5-day (maybe 7day) Called the Mexican Riviera cruise. Nice new ship. The food was good. But boring.. I wanted Cable TV and HIGH SPEED Internet while sat on my private sunning deck. Smoke some pot. Drink some beer. Fun haters were abundant. Alicia stayed in the Gym the entire trip.. She was training for a fitness competition at the time.. Then there were the Cheater Art Peeps too.. They liquored people up and had a auction on what to me was obviously duplicated works. I tried to warn a couple people that NO real Michelangelo drawing would be selling for $450. Even a tiny one. This one had a nice frame and a 2 x 3 inch print.

Years later there was a big stink about these auctions and people did time and Carnival was sued too. Everything was done with a MODERN ink printer which was pretty convincing. Texture and everything the novices would miss. They thought it was their LUCKY Day.. Scammed!

I have seen Glicee prints that are individually numbered and signed by
the artist. I believe those are worth something, as long as the number
of copies is low. I think that technique was perfected by Thomas
Kinkade the painter of light. He also had art galleries in malls.
All that went away when he kicked a few years ago. I always thought
those art auctions were a rip. We even had them at fund raisers with
money going to charity. They had to be sure they matched the price of
the paintings to the wealth of the audience or they didn't sell
anything. Been to collector car auctions like that. There are
reserve bids and the cars never meet the reserve, so nothing sells.
Real boring.
  #15  
Old May 13th 18, 09:41 PM posted to misc.invest.stocks
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On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:58:06 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/12/2018 7:25 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:50:40 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 6:53 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:34:27 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 1:20 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:32:21 AM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 10:40 AM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
snip snip

May 08, 2018 12:02 ET (16:02 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


I like Spain. Been to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca. Did a
lot on ocean and river cruises, though.

The River Cruises sound nice.. I have never done one.
Ocean Cruises are boring as hell unless they have ports of call everyday. Last cruise I went on was a 7 day Carnival Cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Boring. Like watching paint dry.

We love river cruising more than ocean cruising. River boats have only
about 100 passengers on board. A lot more expensive than ocean liners.
We have been on cruises on the Rhine river and related canals through
Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgium. Saw tulips bloom here. Avalon River
Cruises Also the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain . Scenic
Cruises . Was on Columbia River from Spokane to Ocean and on
Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. American Steamboat Cruises


Carnival is the lower end ocean cruise line. Lots of low lifes.
Crew hustles passengers for drinks and Caribbean ports are all full of
shops owned by the cruise line. We are done with the Caribbean. Been
to Mexican Riviera several times. We have flown to all inclusive
resorts in Cancun but kept in the resort for safety concerns. The
least expensive large boats we will go on these days are Celebrity.

I found the time on the ocean really boring.. But the river boats would be a nice experience.

On the river boats most of the shore excursions were included in the
price. So almost every day you were off the boat on a tour. No
boredom there.

On the boring ocean cruises, I would eat, nap, eat, see the show, go to
the casino, hit the sack, repeat.


My only experience is the 5-day (maybe 7day) Called the Mexican Riviera cruise. Nice new ship. The food was good. But boring.. I wanted Cable TV and HIGH SPEED Internet while sat on my private sunning deck. Smoke some pot. Drink some beer. Fun haters were abundant. Alicia stayed in the Gym the entire trip.. She was training for a fitness competition at the time.. Then there were the Cheater Art Peeps too.. They liquored people up and had a auction on what to me was obviously duplicated works. I tried to warn a couple people that NO real Michelangelo drawing would be selling for $450. Even a tiny one. This one had a nice frame and a 2 x 3 inch print.

Years later there was a big stink about these auctions and people did time and Carnival was sued too. Everything was done with a MODERN ink printer which was pretty convincing. Texture and everything the novices would miss. They thought it was their LUCKY Day.. Scammed!

I have seen Glicee prints that are individually numbered and signed by
the artist. I believe those are worth something, as long as the number
of copies is low. I think that technique was perfected by Thomas
Kinkade the painter of light. He also had art galleries in malls.
All that went away when he kicked a few years ago. I always thought
those art auctions were a rip. We even had them at fund raisers with
money going to charity. They had to be sure they matched the price of
the paintings to the wealth of the audience or they didn't sell
anything. Been to collector car auctions like that. There are
reserve bids and the cars never meet the reserve, so nothing sells.
Real boring.


You are aware that he used an automated system that made prints which looked like original oils right.? They did slight oil highlights ( workers not the artist) His works are worthless other than your own likes/taste in wall hangings. Many people got burned thinking they had an original unique Kinkade
  #16  
Old May 13th 18, 09:53 PM posted to misc.invest.stocks
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On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:58:06 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/12/2018 7:25 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:50:40 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 6:53 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:34:27 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 1:20 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:32:21 AM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 10:40 AM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
snip snip

May 08, 2018 12:02 ET (16:02 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


I like Spain. Been to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca. Did a
lot on ocean and river cruises, though.

The River Cruises sound nice.. I have never done one.
Ocean Cruises are boring as hell unless they have ports of call everyday. Last cruise I went on was a 7 day Carnival Cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Boring. Like watching paint dry.

We love river cruising more than ocean cruising. River boats have only
about 100 passengers on board. A lot more expensive than ocean liners.
We have been on cruises on the Rhine river and related canals through
Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgium. Saw tulips bloom here. Avalon River
Cruises Also the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain . Scenic
Cruises . Was on Columbia River from Spokane to Ocean and on
Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. American Steamboat Cruises


Carnival is the lower end ocean cruise line. Lots of low lifes.
Crew hustles passengers for drinks and Caribbean ports are all full of
shops owned by the cruise line. We are done with the Caribbean. Been
to Mexican Riviera several times. We have flown to all inclusive
resorts in Cancun but kept in the resort for safety concerns. The
least expensive large boats we will go on these days are Celebrity.

I found the time on the ocean really boring.. But the river boats would be a nice experience.

On the river boats most of the shore excursions were included in the
price. So almost every day you were off the boat on a tour. No
boredom there.

On the boring ocean cruises, I would eat, nap, eat, see the show, go to
the casino, hit the sack, repeat.


My only experience is the 5-day (maybe 7day) Called the Mexican Riviera cruise. Nice new ship. The food was good. But boring.. I wanted Cable TV and HIGH SPEED Internet while sat on my private sunning deck. Smoke some pot. Drink some beer. Fun haters were abundant. Alicia stayed in the Gym the entire trip.. She was training for a fitness competition at the time.. Then there were the Cheater Art Peeps too.. They liquored people up and had a auction on what to me was obviously duplicated works. I tried to warn a couple people that NO real Michelangelo drawing would be selling for $450. Even a tiny one. This one had a nice frame and a 2 x 3 inch print.

Years later there was a big stink about these auctions and people did time and Carnival was sued too. Everything was done with a MODERN ink printer which was pretty convincing. Texture and everything the novices would miss. They thought it was their LUCKY Day.. Scammed!

I have seen Glicee prints that are individually numbered and signed by
the artist. I believe those are worth something, as long as the number
of copies is low. I think that technique was perfected by Thomas
Kinkade the painter of light. He also had art galleries in malls.
All that went away when he kicked a few years ago. I always thought
those art auctions were a rip. We even had them at fund raisers with
money going to charity. They had to be sure they matched the price of
the paintings to the wealth of the audience or they didn't sell
anything. Been to collector car auctions like that. There are
reserve bids and the cars never meet the reserve, so nothing sells.
Real boring.


Exactly-- They get you captive on board, serve you a few stiff drinks, have a shill or two bidding against you.. and then they pick your pocket as they lie to you with some words or terms you are NOT fully sure what they are saying.

If they are pouring free wine beware...
  #17  
Old May 13th 18, 09:54 PM posted to misc.invest.stocks
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On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 1:53:18 PM UTC-7, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:58:06 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/12/2018 7:25 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:50:40 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 6:53 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:34:27 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 1:20 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:32:21 AM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 10:40 AM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
snip snip

May 08, 2018 12:02 ET (16:02 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


I like Spain. Been to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca. Did a
lot on ocean and river cruises, though.

The River Cruises sound nice.. I have never done one.
Ocean Cruises are boring as hell unless they have ports of call everyday. Last cruise I went on was a 7 day Carnival Cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Boring. Like watching paint dry.

We love river cruising more than ocean cruising. River boats have only
about 100 passengers on board. A lot more expensive than ocean liners.
We have been on cruises on the Rhine river and related canals through
Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgium. Saw tulips bloom here. Avalon River
Cruises Also the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain . Scenic
Cruises . Was on Columbia River from Spokane to Ocean and on
Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. American Steamboat Cruises


Carnival is the lower end ocean cruise line. Lots of low lifes.
Crew hustles passengers for drinks and Caribbean ports are all full of
shops owned by the cruise line. We are done with the Caribbean. Been
to Mexican Riviera several times. We have flown to all inclusive
resorts in Cancun but kept in the resort for safety concerns. The
least expensive large boats we will go on these days are Celebrity..

I found the time on the ocean really boring.. But the river boats would be a nice experience.

On the river boats most of the shore excursions were included in the
price. So almost every day you were off the boat on a tour. No
boredom there.

On the boring ocean cruises, I would eat, nap, eat, see the show, go to
the casino, hit the sack, repeat.

My only experience is the 5-day (maybe 7day) Called the Mexican Riviera cruise. Nice new ship. The food was good. But boring.. I wanted Cable TV and HIGH SPEED Internet while sat on my private sunning deck. Smoke some pot. Drink some beer. Fun haters were abundant. Alicia stayed in the Gym the entire trip.. She was training for a fitness competition at the time... Then there were the Cheater Art Peeps too.. They liquored people up and had a auction on what to me was obviously duplicated works. I tried to warn a couple people that NO real Michelangelo drawing would be selling for $450. Even a tiny one. This one had a nice frame and a 2 x 3 inch print.

Years later there was a big stink about these auctions and people did time and Carnival was sued too. Everything was done with a MODERN ink printer which was pretty convincing. Texture and everything the novices would miss. They thought it was their LUCKY Day.. Scammed!

I have seen Glicee prints that are individually numbered and signed by
the artist. I believe those are worth something, as long as the number
of copies is low. I think that technique was perfected by Thomas
Kinkade the painter of light. He also had art galleries in malls.
All that went away when he kicked a few years ago. I always thought
those art auctions were a rip. We even had them at fund raisers with
money going to charity. They had to be sure they matched the price of
the paintings to the wealth of the audience or they didn't sell
anything. Been to collector car auctions like that. There are
reserve bids and the cars never meet the reserve, so nothing sells.
Real boring.


Exactly-- They get you captive on board, serve you a few stiff drinks, have a shill or two bidding against you.. and then they pick your pocket as they lie to you with some words or terms you are NOT fully sure what they are saying.

If they are pouring free wine beware...


I just realized this is also a Donald Trump move. hahaha!
  #18  
Old May 14th 18, 12:59 AM posted to misc.invest.stocks
unclevito
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On 5/13/2018 1:41 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 9:58:06 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/12/2018 7:25 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:50:40 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 6:53 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 4:34:27 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 1:20 PM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:32:21 AM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 10:40 AM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
snip snip

May 08, 2018 12:02 ET (16:02 GMT)

Copyright (c) 2018 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.


I like Spain. Been to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca. Did a
lot on ocean and river cruises, though.

The River Cruises sound nice.. I have never done one.
Ocean Cruises are boring as hell unless they have ports of call everyday. Last cruise I went on was a 7 day Carnival Cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Boring. Like watching paint dry.

We love river cruising more than ocean cruising. River boats have only
about 100 passengers on board. A lot more expensive than ocean liners.
We have been on cruises on the Rhine river and related canals through
Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgium. Saw tulips bloom here. Avalon River
Cruises Also the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain . Scenic
Cruises . Was on Columbia River from Spokane to Ocean and on
Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. American Steamboat Cruises


Carnival is the lower end ocean cruise line. Lots of low lifes.
Crew hustles passengers for drinks and Caribbean ports are all full of
shops owned by the cruise line. We are done with the Caribbean. Been
to Mexican Riviera several times. We have flown to all inclusive
resorts in Cancun but kept in the resort for safety concerns. The
least expensive large boats we will go on these days are Celebrity.

I found the time on the ocean really boring.. But the river boats would be a nice experience.

On the river boats most of the shore excursions were included in the
price. So almost every day you were off the boat on a tour. No
boredom there.

On the boring ocean cruises, I would eat, nap, eat, see the show, go to
the casino, hit the sack, repeat.

My only experience is the 5-day (maybe 7day) Called the Mexican Riviera cruise. Nice new ship. The food was good. But boring.. I wanted Cable TV and HIGH SPEED Internet while sat on my private sunning deck. Smoke some pot. Drink some beer. Fun haters were abundant. Alicia stayed in the Gym the entire trip.. She was training for a fitness competition at the time.. Then there were the Cheater Art Peeps too.. They liquored people up and had a auction on what to me was obviously duplicated works. I tried to warn a couple people that NO real Michelangelo drawing would be selling for $450. Even a tiny one. This one had a nice frame and a 2 x 3 inch print.

Years later there was a big stink about these auctions and people did time and Carnival was sued too. Everything was done with a MODERN ink printer which was pretty convincing. Texture and everything the novices would miss. They thought it was their LUCKY Day.. Scammed!

I have seen Glicee prints that are individually numbered and signed by
the artist. I believe those are worth something, as long as the number
of copies is low. I think that technique was perfected by Thomas
Kinkade the painter of light. He also had art galleries in malls.
All that went away when he kicked a few years ago. I always thought
those art auctions were a rip. We even had them at fund raisers with
money going to charity. They had to be sure they matched the price of
the paintings to the wealth of the audience or they didn't sell
anything. Been to collector car auctions like that. There are
reserve bids and the cars never meet the reserve, so nothing sells.
Real boring.


You are aware that he used an automated system that made prints which looked like original oils right.? They did slight oil highlights ( workers not the artist) His works are worthless other than your own likes/taste in wall hangings. Many people got burned thinking they had an original unique Kinkade

These are glycees which are a way to duplicate paintings. Not sure it
is a rip off. People knew they were copies because they were numbered
and signed and they were cheap. Only negative is they made 100,000
copies of each, so they were NOT rare. They have done with with Hummel
figurines and Gaudi figurines. My mother collected Hummel in the 60s
when she went to Germany. In the 80s cheap imitations were dumped on
"collectors" and there went the value. Same with Gaudi. Sad the
makers get so greedy and ruin the vaue for everyone. Same with guns.
Makers often made thousands of a particular model. If you have one, it
is not worth that much because they are easy to find for cheap.
  #19  
Old May 17th 18, 03:02 PM posted to misc.invest.stocks
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On Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 4:59:28 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
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On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:50:40 PM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
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On Friday, May 11, 2018 at 11:32:21 AM UTC-7, unclevito wrote:
On 5/11/2018 10:40 AM, -=DirtBag© wrote:
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I like Spain. Been to Barcelona, Madrid, Valencia, Salamanca. Did a
lot on ocean and river cruises, though.

The River Cruises sound nice.. I have never done one.
Ocean Cruises are boring as hell unless they have ports of call everyday. Last cruise I went on was a 7 day Carnival Cruise to the Mexican Rivera. Boring. Like watching paint dry.

We love river cruising more than ocean cruising. River boats have only
about 100 passengers on board. A lot more expensive than ocean liners.
We have been on cruises on the Rhine river and related canals through
Amsterdam, Netherlands and Belgium. Saw tulips bloom here. Avalon River
Cruises Also the Douro River through Portugal and into Spain . Scenic
Cruises . Was on Columbia River from Spokane to Ocean and on
Mississippi from New Orleans to Memphis. American Steamboat Cruises


Carnival is the lower end ocean cruise line. Lots of low lifes.
Crew hustles passengers for drinks and Caribbean ports are all full of
shops owned by the cruise line. We are done with the Caribbean. Been
to Mexican Riviera several times. We have flown to all inclusive
resorts in Cancun but kept in the resort for safety concerns. The
least expensive large boats we will go on these days are Celebrity..

I found the time on the ocean really boring.. But the river boats would be a nice experience.

On the river boats most of the shore excursions were included in the
price. So almost every day you were off the boat on a tour. No
boredom there.

On the boring ocean cruises, I would eat, nap, eat, see the show, go to
the casino, hit the sack, repeat.

My only experience is the 5-day (maybe 7day) Called the Mexican Riviera cruise. Nice new ship. The food was good. But boring.. I wanted Cable TV and HIGH SPEED Internet while sat on my private sunning deck. Smoke some pot. Drink some beer. Fun haters were abundant. Alicia stayed in the Gym the entire trip.. She was training for a fitness competition at the time... Then there were the Cheater Art Peeps too.. They liquored people up and had a auction on what to me was obviously duplicated works. I tried to warn a couple people that NO real Michelangelo drawing would be selling for $450. Even a tiny one. This one had a nice frame and a 2 x 3 inch print.

Years later there was a big stink about these auctions and people did time and Carnival was sued too. Everything was done with a MODERN ink printer which was pretty convincing. Texture and everything the novices would miss. They thought it was their LUCKY Day.. Scammed!

I have seen Glicee prints that are individually numbered and signed by
the artist. I believe those are worth something, as long as the number
of copies is low. I think that technique was perfected by Thomas
Kinkade the painter of light. He also had art galleries in malls.
All that went away when he kicked a few years ago. I always thought
those art auctions were a rip. We even had them at fund raisers with
money going to charity. They had to be sure they matched the price of
the paintings to the wealth of the audience or they didn't sell
anything. Been to collector car auctions like that. There are
reserve bids and the cars never meet the reserve, so nothing sells.
Real boring.


You are aware that he used an automated system that made prints which looked like original oils right.? They did slight oil highlights ( workers not the artist) His works are worthless other than your own likes/taste in wall hangings. Many people got burned thinking they had an original unique Kinkade

These are glycees which are a way to duplicate paintings. Not sure it
is a rip off. People knew they were copies because they were numbered
and signed and they were cheap. Only negative is they made 100,000
copies of each, so they were NOT rare. They have done with with Hummel
figurines and Gaudi figurines. My mother collected Hummel in the 60s
when she went to Germany. In the 80s cheap imitations were dumped on
"collectors" and there went the value. Same with Gaudi. Sad the
makers get so greedy and ruin the vaue for everyone. Same with guns.
Makers often made thousands of a particular model. If you have one, it
is not worth that much because they are easy to find for cheap.


His works were pretty.. I prefer edgy and controversial.
 




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