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From: Jon Koplik8/10/2020 11:46:19 AM
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crybaby post. NASDAQ up : Q ignores. NASDAQ down : Q plunges.

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From: NoahFirst8/21/2020 2:37:31 AM
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Interesting, thanks

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From: Jon Koplik9/8/2020 4:43:19 PM
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Q appears up nicely in after hours. It is a trick (?)

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From: Bill Wolf9/18/2020 8:25:15 AM
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“Racially motivated violent extremism,” mostly from white supremacists, has made up a majority of domestic terrorism threats, Mr. Wray told the House Homeland Security Committee. He also echoed an intelligence community assessment last month that Russia was conducting a “very active” campaign to spread disinformation and interfere in the presidential election, with Mr. Biden as the primary target.

“We certainly have seen very active — very active — efforts by the Russians to influence our election in 2020,” Mr. Wray said, specifically “to both sow divisiveness and discord, and I think the intelligence community has assessed this publicly, to primarily to denigrate Vice President Biden in what the Russians see as a kind of an anti-Russian establishment.”

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From: Jon Koplik10/29/2020 4:35:41 PM
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AAPL sucks, therefore sell QCOM.

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To: Jon Koplik who wrote (9020)10/31/2020 7:50:23 PM
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Bloomberg obituary on Sean Connery, Who Introduced World to James Bond ....................

October 31, 2020

Sean Connery, Who Introduced World to James Bond, Dies at 90

By Rodney Jefferson

The actor played the dapper, womanizing spy in seven movies

He won an Oscar as the tough lawman in ‘The Untouchables’

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Sean Connery, the Scottish-born actor who was the first to utter the famous movie line, “the name’s Bond, James Bond,” has died. He was 90.

His death was confirmed by his family, the BBC reported. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon called him “first and foremost, a patriotic and proud Scot.”

Though he made more than 60 films, winning an Academy Award for his supporting role as an incorruptible lawman on the trail of Al Capone in “The Untouchables” (1987), Connery was most closely affiliated with the debonair fictional British spy he portrayed seven times.

Connery “defined an era and a style,” according to the official James Bond Twitter account. “The wit and charm he portrayed on screen could be measured in mega watts; he helped create the modern blockbuster.”

Statement from Daniel Craig :

“It is with such sadness that I heard of the passing of one of the true greats of cinema.

He introduced Bond and his trademark greeting in “Dr. No” (1962), which turned Connery into an international star. He would go on to play the womanizing, dinner-suited, martini-quaffing spy, created by Ian Fleming, in “From Russia With Love” (1963), “Goldfinger” (1964), “Thunderball” (1965), “You Only Live Twice” (1967) and “Diamonds Are Forever” (1971). In 1983, Connery starred in one more Bond movie, “Never Say Never Again.”

“Connery was always my favorite Bond, and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel the pressure to measure up to him,” Pierce Brosnan said in an interview with Cinefantastique magazine in 1995, the year he took over the Bond role.

Brosnan, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Daniel Craig also played Bond on the big screen, none capturing the same following as Connery. In a 2012 poll by the NPR news organization, Connery was voted the best Bond actor, with 56% of the votes. Craig came in second, with 28%.

Sexiest Man

People magazine named Connery its sexiest man alive for 1989. In 1997, the magazine hailed him for remaining “a man’s man of action who still leaves women as shaken as any of Bond’s martinis.”

Peter Rainer, a former Bloomberg News critic, in 2006 called Connery “the rare example of a performer who became a versatile actor after being identified with a famous role.”

In addition to Connery’s Oscar-winning performance, Rainer cited his roles as a sadistic London police detective in Sidney Lumet’s “The Offence,” a British soldier in “The Man Who Would Be King,” and a dashing thief in Michael Crichton’s “The Great Train Robbery,” all released in the 1970s.

Favorite Film

He played the estranged father of Harrison Ford’s swashbuckling archaeologist in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” (1989), the mutinous commanding officer of a Soviet submarine in “The Hunt for Red October” (1990), King Arthur in “First Knight” (1995) and a reclusive white writer who mentors a talented Black teenager in “Finding Forrester” (2000). His last featured role in a film was “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen” (2003).

Connery told the U.K. Daily Record in August 2010, as he turned 80, that “From Russia With Love” was his favorite Bond movie. “The story was intriguing, and the locations were intriguing,” he said. “It was an international movie in every sense of the word.”

The U.K.’s Guardian newspaper reported in 2004 that, when asked if he would ever escape his identification with Bond, Connery replied, “Not yet. It’s with me ‘til I go in the box.”

Thomas Sean Connery was born on Aug. 25, 1930, in the working-class Fountainbridge district of western Edinburgh. The elder of two boys, he first slept in a drawer in a traditional tight Scottish apartment called a tenement. His home was demolished decades ago, though there’s a plaque with his name on it at a new housing development there.

Royal Navy

Connery left school at 14 and began working a range of jobs including bricklayer, lifeguard and coffin polisher. At 16, he joined the Royal Navy for three years before a stomach ulcer prompted his return to civilian life in Edinburgh.

At 19, he posed as a model at the Edinburgh Art School. Bodybuilding and a shot at the Mr. Universe title -- he came in third -- ultimately led to a career in acting. He turned down a trial with English soccer club Manchester United.

Connery spent much of the 1950s modeling, playing bit theatrical parts and making the odd chorus appearance. Then in 1958, he won his first significant film role, playing opposite Lana Turner in “Another Time, Another Place” as a war correspondent who falls in love with a female American journalist.

He stuck with acting until he won the role that made him a household name.

Author’s Choice

Fleming, as author of the Bond novels, reserved the right to approve the actor who would play the character on film, and he wanted that to be Cary Grant, according to a 1989 Los Angeles Times article. The team making the Bond films, led by producer Albert Broccoli, couldn’t afford such a big star.

Broccoli was intrigued by Connery’s performance in the Walt Disney Productions film “Darby O’Gill and the Little People” (1959). After Broccoli’s wife, Dana, told him that Connery “has sex appeal,” he insisted on casting him as Bond.

Connery’s role as Jim Malone, a street tough Chicago cop who helps Eliot Ness track down mobster Al Capone in “The Untouchables,” won him a Golden Globe Award as well as his Oscar.

In 2000, Connery was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II after a delay that he attributed to his ardent support of Scottish independence from the U.K. One of two tattoos he got after joining the Navy said “Scotland Forever.”

Politics in Scotland became more important in Connery’s life as he got older. In 1995, he deposited 750,000 pounds ($853,700) in a Bank of Scotland account with the plan to donate the monthly interest to the Scottish National Party, he told the Herald newspaper in 2003.

Connery, however, was reluctant to delve deeper into politics.

“I’m too naive to be a politician,” he told the Glasgow, Scotland-based Herald when interviewed at his home in the Bahamas. “Politicians don’t have enough dream in them. I actually believe that things can be done.”

Connery married French-born artist Micheline Roquebrune in 1975. With his first wife, Diane Cilento, he had a son, Jason Connery.

-- With assistance by Laurence Arnold

© 2020 Bloomberg L.P.

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From: Jon Koplik11/23/2020 11:11:54 AM
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crybaby post. Okay, we are "going to zero" again ...

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To: Jon Koplik who wrote (9045)11/23/2020 1:27:49 PM
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Headline: Qcom dividend payout buys more shares! (assuming this lull persist to mid Dec. ....most haven't :-(

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From: Jon Koplik12/28/2020 12:28:25 PM
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crybaby post / Q going to zero, despite big up day, today.

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From: Jon Koplik1/4/2021 11:42:50 AM
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Q falling $6.00 every two hours, now ...

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