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Robert Bender
Interests: My intent for theplacefornews.com is to provide readers with breaking news of world, business and sporting importance in a quick and compact format. I also write short editorials on topics of political, business and current affairs that I deem important or entertaining. My personal activities include music and physical training. I began my professional career as a writer for Standard & Poor's in New York City in 1980. I became a financial advisor the next year and over the course of the next 25 years, list some of the most successful investors in the country as clients. After 25 years as a Financial Advisor with nine years as a Branch Manager, I retired from Smith Barney as a Vice President of Investments. Since 2004 I have served as an arbitrator on over forty FINRA panels. I am active in stock, ETF and bond trading, and have been publishing theplacefornews.com since 2006. My personal activities include music and physical training. I have assisted in training at the local literacy center. Graduate of the University of Miami, BBA in Finance My friends and readers have a great day!
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"May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies. May our compassion keep pace with our powers. And may love, not fear, be the engine of change." Love is from another realm. We cannot manufacture it on demand. Nor can we... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
YOU HAVE A THOUGHT! THEN YOU'RE DISTRACTED! THEN YOU LOSE THAT THOUGHT! IT'S NOT THAT YOU'RE MEMORY IS SHOT! IT'S JUST THAT THE PARKING LOT FOR THOUGHTS HAS GOTTEN A LITTLE SMALLER! Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2017 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
Donald Trump has ushered in the second round of the Civil War. We have witnessed him incite violence. We have heard him go to the defense of Neo-Nazis, Ku Klux Klan, and white supremacists. He has created a fictitious adversary... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2017 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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Bitcoin, Ethereum, Monero, Litecoin, Stratis, and many other strange names now collectively make up an asset class of about $100 billion. Bitcoin is about half of the total. Wild price gyrations have characterized this speculative asset class with more than... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2017 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
The man was watching the news when it was announced that three states, previously thought to be in the bag for his opponent had put him over the top, by a combined total of fewer than 110,000 votes. The electorate... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
Fascist playbook 101. Convince people that you know more than everyone else, especially the media. Reinforce this with a small group of talking heads and acolytes who use lies, spins and intimidation. Release information by un-named administration advisor or source.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2017 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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Who will win the battle for the dollars? As more dollars are spent advertising support for issues ranging from healthcare to Supreme Court nominees to environmental issues, the groups that can raise the most cash to fund their issues, have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2017 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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CNN)Donald Trump's peculiar relationship with the truth -- his penchant for promoting unfounded stories and conspiracies theories -- represents not just a curious quirk or a character flaw. They are a much-practiced technique that has paid dividends as self-promotion in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 17, 2017 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
Let others praise you. It is unbecoming to praise yourself. Coolidge devotedly articulated Garman's ethics forty years later: There is a standard of righteousness that might does not make right, that the end does not justify the means, and that... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2017 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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On the eve of the inauguration, when power looms mighty, we stop and give pause to the intentions of the almighty. POWER ALWAYS THINKS IT HAS A GREAT SOUL, AND THAT IT IS DOING GOD'S SERVICE, WHEN IT IS VIOLATING... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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He was and is an inspiration to so many of his fans who were his contemporaries, as well as a poetic, spiritual, melodic, cool, grandfather figure to millions of younger fans. A great loss for all music fans. His music... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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On the morning of the Brexit vote in England, Ladbrokes Betting Parlor was giving five to one that England would stay in the EU. The odds that Cleveland would win the NBA championship after being down 3 games to 1,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
Arian Foster announces his retirement from the NFL today. Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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People have been trying to figure out what Trump is all about. What makes him behave the way he does. What is an act and what does he truly believe. Donald Trump is an amalgam of strange. From his appearance,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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Trump's teleprompted speech last night, didn't include either of the words; sorry or apologize. Does he regret saying all those insulting, stupid and provocative things? He regrets them because the blowback was more than he could handle. The polls indicated... Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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Yiddish Expressions: "What soap is to the body, laughter is to the soul." "Everyone is kneaded out of the same dough but not baked in the same oven."- 9/2016 When Casals (then aged 93) was asked why he continued to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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Mass shootings stopped in Australia after strict new gun laws passed, researchers reported Wednesday. And overall deaths from firearms have fallen since the 1997 law, which banned certain semi-automatic and pump-action weapons and forced owners to sell them back to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
By Margaret Brennan CBS News June 17, 2016, 12:24 AM WASHINGTON -- Fifty-one career diplomats from across the State Department have signed an internal cable calling for a new U.S. policy on Syria, including more direct action against Syrian dictator... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
(A spoiled, whiny, man who thrives on intimidation and likes to play by his own rules. Since trump has denigrated women, by his logic he would be entitled to ask for the recusal of any female judge who gave him... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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The train is equipped with European Train Control System ( ETCS) technology which enables which enables the trains to run at speeds up to 250 km per hour. The world gets a little smaller next month with the unveiling of... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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Some alligator hunters in central Florida fell just short of a record with a monster catch. Outwest Farms in Venus, near Okeechobee, posted a photo to Facebook of a nearly 15-foot-long gator killed over the weekend. The alligator was so... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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If a 12 year old boy who ends every sentence with O.K, Believe me , It's terrible, or It's great, is your idea of solid government then Trump is your candidate. Mix in the verbal deliveries of Gilbert Gottfried, Andrew... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM
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Using the bathroom has come a long way from when ancient Greeks used stones and pieces of clay for personal hygiene. Ancient Romans were a bit more sophisticated than the Greeks when it came to cleansing: They opted for a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2016 at THE PLACE FOR NEWS.COM