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geoI didn't let it go buy .
I just have been so busy that I have not been reading everything .
I have 1 friend that opened his own microbrewery and has promoted it in 3 restaurants he owns that are fairly close to one another .
It is the Father and 2 sons and they like what they did ,
They are very friendly and get to know all of their customers and the atmosphere is something they are always working on .
I drink a lot of beer in my high school , college , and Army years and certainly down at the Joisey shore .
My family built a house right on 2 ocean front lots in 1937 and right after World War II they actually bought the beach in front of those lots giving us riparian rights to the water (actually mean high tide) which is calculated periodically by the government ,
We wound up owning a lot on Ocean Ave which was lot 1404 A .
The lot tangent to A , immediately East called called 1404 B and then the Ocean Front going from the Eastern edge of B to the water as described .
Those government laws posted with the do's and don'ts did not apply to my family and the other 14 home owners that bought their beaches , so beer and booze was consumed just like water along with beach parties , clam bakes , fires etc.
We were right in the middle of those lots and had a buffer on the North and South before we would get to a public beach .
Very unique to say the least .
All the years I lived there and all of the hurricanes we endured , we only had damage to the house in 1938 .
That was caused by a very large piece of the municipal boardwalk that was picked up by tidal waves and rammed into the foundation of the house .
We lost 18 feet of the foundation on the North side , the entire Eastern foundation and the South Eastern corner and double garage door to the South .
The house almost toppled over but it made it .
The ocean waves and sand was all we had to contend with since 1938 and there were numerous hurricanes since then .
NO WATER ever got in the house and no part of the house above the foundation was ever damaged except the pair of kitchen windows to the South that were blown out in the 1944 hurricane ..
To end this part of the story , beer is not the beverage of choice anymore .
Scotch , Vodka , Wines, and Champagne have replaced the beer with the exception of downing a few with a good Italian meal or thin crust pizza .
Not to leave out well made Sicilian pizza .
Come to think of it I have been known to have a beer or 2 with our family recipe made Sauerbraten and kartoffel clase . ...
I seem to recall that your sports equipment? distributor days that you had
spent some time in St. Louis with some of the beer family, and I figured
that business world might have an interest to you. It seems to me that
there might be some parallels between the microbrewery to beer oligopoly
and the explorer/small miner to super-miner. Idle speculations.
Although I am wary of what might happen in Mexico, I am invested in
the real miner run by geologist types, GORO, which actually seems
devoted to giving out about a third of what I might in my non-accounting
mind call cash flow as a dividend. They have made the decision to
mine metal, not the investment community, and therefore their
decisions do not need the kind of statistical BS that is required for
a company like Rubicon, for instance. For edmund...extend your
thought processes beyond what Sewells says about the nugget
affect into believing in your model out to the time frame you expect
sociological conditions will remain relatively predictable. Why do
you need to know your ore system beyond that? If you do not,
why spend front end money proving something beyond that, if
you do not need to do that?
Take the 5% home, and spend a little exploring enough to
provide indications that the whole shebangy will last much
longer...and maybe sell it to someone just before the other
cultural factors makes it moot. I don' t know that is what
they are doing, but I might do that, particularly in a place
that I might wish to live.