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Monetary Minefields…………Evil Plan 79.0 (by BDI)

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Well well well, my fellow Slope-a-Dopes, we find ourselves here once again, comfortably floating just above the 1400 water level for the third time since Mayday….Mayday….Mayday.  Blissfully bathing in the calm, warm, inviting aqua blue waters of the Med, or should I say Fed.  Apparently, many avid Wall Street sailors are looking forward to further fair weather cruising ahead. The well paid crews are pulling up anchors & hoisting mainsails, in anticipation of more delightful sailing in the balmy, "easy money" late Summer breeze. Unfortunately for them, lurking just below the smooth surface in the darker blue water directly ahead, await numerous nefarious naval mines. These lethal, man made, mechanical sea urchins, are about to detonate against the unsuspecting bulls' boat hulls, sending their party yachts plunging deep into the chilled murky abyss, 10,000 feet below the bliss.  Something is clearly amiss amongst the jellyfish……