November 20, 2010 |
In these troubled economic times, it's not hard to understand why people might want to protect their life savings by purchasing a hard asset like gold or silver. At least, that's the pitch of Monex, the big Newport Beach investment firm, which bills itself as "America's trusted name in precious metals investments" and assures clients that it's "committed to customer service. " So let's take a look at the experiences of some customers who say their trust in Monex was misplaced.
May 14, 1988
Making pitchers completely stop in their delivery is like making drivers completely stop at stop signs. One disrupts the flow of our great game; the other the flow of traffic. Bring the "California Roll" back to the big leagues! NICK ROSE Westwood
July 2, 2000
Re "Merits of Estate Tax," letter, June 24: The Congressional Budget Office has released information that this tax is "cost-inefficient" since it costs more to administer and collect this tax than the total amount collected. For this reason alone, it should be abolished completely. The sooner the better. ALEX H. GAAL San Marino
November 17, 2002
Regarding the article about so few political movies being made ("Propelled by politics," Nov. 10), nowhere does the story mention "Bowling for Columbine," which is the most political film (and making money, Hollywood!) today, and it's an independent to boot. How could you leave it out completely? Hank Rosenfeld Santa Monica
November 5, 1991
I have been an admirer of your column for some time. The Oct. 17 one in The Times about the Thomas-Hill controversy is deserving of a literary award. It expresses my sentiments completely--especially your last paragraph. MIMI BIRNKRANT, Newport Beach
October 23, 1994
In her excellent article on the North Frisian island of Fohr ("Island Playground in the North Sea," Sept. 11), Eva G. Fremont translates the term Wattenmeer as cotton sea . There is in German the word Watte , meaning cotton , but it is not related to Wattenmeer or Watt , a derivative of the low German and Old High German wat , which means "a place in the sea low enough to wade through." ELISABETH HAGGBLADE Fresno By the second paragraph of Eva G. Fremont's article on the German island of Fohr, I wanted to scream.