Your Questions About Paper Trading Site

Mary asks…

Why are Americans allergic to woman candidate for presidency when several strong women elected else where?

It is generally being observed that several participants of the Yahoo ! Answers site have strong reservations for Ms Clinton more as a woman than any other demerits. It fails reason to find that in an evolved democracy with people having more liberal attitudes have strong objections for Clinton as a woman.

Several women have been elected as Chief executives of their countries and established as very successful persons. Margaret Thatcher ( Britain ) , Golda Meier ( Israel ), Indira Gandhi (India ), Sirimavo Bandar Naike & Chandrika Kumaratunga(both Sri Lanka),Corazano Acqino ( Phillipines ), Isbela Peron ( Argentina) etc ; definitely not to lose site the present Chancellor of the United Germany.

Americans have to come over discriminating several sections as Blacks, Hispanics, coloured, Women etc. If not Hillary Clinton now, which other woman would they endorse for the next election? If never,then some thing is very wrong some where and it’s time for serious thinking is given .
Please let the voters and the country, if not the world, know the short comings
There is a strong negativity ingrained in American youth( probably) about Clinton and when it comes to detailing the details not much supporting information is forth coming. People seem to have been over carried by the reporting of some sections of media.

Youth!! Please feel important and act timely to elect the right person into the powerful position who has the intellect, wisdom, experience and conviction to do justice to the office of American President.

John answers:

We aren’t.

But the current candidates (ALL) have serious short comings. Mrs. Clinton among them.

I do believe that if Mrs. Clinton (OR) any other candidate were to actually show the American voter a plan on paper rather than talk then perhaps we would have a candidate to take seriously.

Remember Ross Perot? He showed us with charts and graphs how things would / could be made better and more efficient.

If Mrs Clinton has a plan I have not yet seen it the same goes for all the other wannabes.

SHOW me the best plan to improve the problems facing America and that person will earn my vote… IRREGARDLESS of age, race, sex….

I want the person who is dedicated to improving America on these issues.

Improve the trade deficit, maintaining a strong military, improving our educational systems, re-instate tariffs on foreign goods, stop illegal immigration, national health care for everyone, re-instate black ops in the war on terrorism, reduce our national debt, improve FEMA, increase employment opportunities in the US, work towards bringing back manufacturing jobs to the U.S…

I’ll vote for anyone who can hit just 1/2 of the above and show me a well laid out plan to achieve the above.

Nancy asks…

what are the predators of the blue fronted amazon?

My son is doing a paper on the blue fronted amazon. We cannot seem to find a webpage that has natural predators of this bird. He has to have references for this paper. HELP!

John answers:

Humans: Deforestation & Illegal Pet Trade. The birds fly and nest high above any animal predators which is why it is hard to find anything on there preditors.

If you search “blue fronted amazon” you will get mostly pet store sites. To get better info search “blue fronted amazon”+”.edu”, this will give you more scholarly sites that aren’t trying to sell a pet. And “blue fronted amazon”+”.edu”+predator may give you more.

While this doesn’t give actual predators, it does give a lot of avoidance tacks:

Of course they are also seen as pests in the fruit industry:

Betty asks…

Anyone know any good summer camp activities?

I am 15, and a “Playground Aide” for 5-12 year olds this summer. We have about 6 sites, with 60 kids each. At my site, we have a staff meeting tomorrow for activity planning. I started today, and it went horrible, so we want more structure.

Let me remind you, this is GOVERNMENT FUNDED. The fee for the camp is $20 for 6 weeks, M-F, 9-3. We have NO BUDGET. We have some sports equipment and basic art supplies.

Anyone have any ideas for things we could do in the following categories. I’ve never been a parent, and have no idea what enterntains kids.

-Performing Arts
-Sports and Games
– Art

Thanks! The person with the most activities picked from your list tomorrow at the meeting wins the 10 points. THANKS!
Any ideas accepted. I just need something kiddy to take in tomorrow! Thanks.

John answers:

German Spotlight – Play in complete darkness with one person on a hill or mound with a flash light. The rest have the goal of trying to sneak onto the hill without being spotted. The person with the spotlight has to call out the name of the person they spotted to get them out.

Life size Monopoly – Use a roll of butcher paper to layout as a giant board. You can use the Monopoly game pieces to go with it.

Squirt gun fight is always fun

Sardines – Opposite of hide and go seek. One person hides and everybody else tries to find that person. As they find the person they quietly hide with them until everybody has finally located the hiding horde. Lots of fun, especially in the dark.

Scavenger hunt – Have find a list of things or make a theme of objectives.

Trade up – Split into groups and have each group start with something simple like a pencil. They then go where ever they can and talk to people about trading what they have for something bigger. The group that comes back with the biggest item or maybe the most interesting wins.

Any age group loves sculpey. It will cost some money, but is reasonable and the clay seems to go a long way.

Legos are great for entertaining young children. They can build for hours. You probably ask some people if they could lend some legos for some of the sessions.

If you have any sporting equipment like balls, bats, cones, etc. Having different activity stations help to keep kids interested by moving them from station to station every 10-15 minutes.

You can also create an obstacle course out of anything that is around and time them individually or as groups to complete the obstacle course.

Here are some websites I have used for other ideas:

Mark asks…

How do I start investing in stocks?

Im 18 years old and I really want to start investing in stocks. I know you have to have money to invest in stocks but isn’t there some cheap sites for stocks for starters? I really want to do this. I also wanted to know, how do you earn money from it? Like I understand then I don’t understand it. Someone please help me out. I would really like to know ASAP!

John answers:

Before you spend $0.01 on any security, you must know what you’re doing, why you’re doing it and how to do it.
And before you invest in any security, the first investment you should make is in yourself, and the best investment you can make is by educating yourself.
Start your education by learning why you should invest and the importance of being able to make your own decisions or how the pro’s make theirs.

Here is some reading material that can get you started in the right direction,
Beating the Street by Peter Lynch
Bulls Make Money, Bears Make Money, Pigs Get Slaughtered, by Gallea
From Riches to Rags, by I.C. Freeley
Millionaire Traders, Lein & Schlosberg
How to Make Money in Stocks” by William O’Neil
24 Essential Lessons for Investment Success by William O’Neil
The Intelligent Investor, by Benjamin Graham
Common Stocks, Uncommon Profits, by Philip A. Fisher
One Up on Wall Street by Peter Lynch
Stocks for the Long Run, by Jeremy Siegel
The Interpretation of Financial Statements by Benjamin Graham
The Warren Buffett Way by Robert Hagstrom
Trading for a Living, by Alexander Elder
What Works on Wall Street by James O’Shaunessey
You Can Be a Stock Market Genius by Joel Greenblatt
Your Money and Your Brain by Jason Zweig

Get into the habit of making daily visits to some websites like MSN Money and Yahoo Finance. ( ,

Other website that can provide instructions and help with procedures and terminology are Investopedia –
Visit some of the more professional websites like Zacks Research – Smart Money – Schaeffer’s Some of these web sites will have advertisers who are worth looking into also. And remember, if they offer free information, get it. Or you can meet others who are trading at

Attend all the free seminars you can, just be careful and don’t get pressured into anything you really don’t want or need. Most schools offer courses in finance and economics, but very few will have courses on the mechanics of the investment markets, if they do try taking the course. You may want to consider on-line courses, the New York Institute of Finance use to have such courses. Try to get some fee information from the stocks exchanges they all have (had) free booklets, SIAC and some of the regulators (FINRA SEC MSRB CBOE) may provide some free literature.

And when you think you want to invest/trade, try some paper trading to test your skills without spending you money and/or

You at least have made the right decision to start investing, this is the first big step and it won’t be your last. Keep taking those steps forward and along the way never take the advice from people that are not in the market or try to tell you not to invest.

Good luck on your journey, study hard and you’ll invest well.

Susan asks…

What’s a good web site to sell a bicycle besides Craigslist or eBay?

I’m trying to sell a road bike but Craigslist gets too many low-ball responses and I don’t want to deal with eBay. Anyone know of a good bike-trading web forum?

John answers: (its kinda like craigslist tho)

– or the local paper!

– or print some add’s and put them on some lightpost outside

– or craigslist and put ”NO LOWBALLING” in the title

– Youtube! (ah i acutly sold my psp there 😉 ) you put a vid of the item your selling and describe it, then they email u and u ship it to them and they pay with money.

– Or just look in the phone book for a store that can sell you item on ebay (tho they take about 3% of the $ that your selling it for.

– You can also just lock up ur bike in a busy downtown street and put a sign on it (BEWARD! You need the receipt of the bike as there is aloth of police that will call you to make sure it isent stolen! It hapened to my friend and it aint cool.

There is endless way’s of selling a bike, put your imagination to it and you will find a way to sell it


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