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9:00 AM EST, Wednesday, July 1, 2009. Some of you have not read this piece.

This piece (published in the latest issue of Rolling Stone) will give you more understanding of investing than I can give you in a thousand columns. Save this article to your computer. Print it out. Take it to a quiet place and digest it. Click here.

Once you've read it, you can then read the author's blog, which explains how Goldman Sachs "responded" to Taibbi's story.

I should reveal: I am a client of Goldman Sachs, including being in one of their distress hedge funds and one private equity fund. So far, they've lost me money on everything they've invested my money in.

How fast in your "high-speed" Internet connection? Many readers yesterday got fascinated testing their Internet speed on Here are the updated results.

Comcast cable in Jacksonville, Florida (Bob)
9,206 kbps
5,197 kbps
Verizon FiOS in Rye, New York (Vincent)
20,668 kbps
4,625 kbps
Verizon FiOS (Sam)
25,160 kbps
5,402 kbps
Verizon FiOS in Olsdmar, Florida, near St. Petersburg (Jeff)
19,778 kbps
4,555 kbps
CableVision in Westport, CT (Burton)
14,990 kbps
2,073 kbps
Verizon FiOS in Eastchester, NY, near Scarsdale (Mark)
11,286 kbps
4,576 kbps
Time Warner RoadRunner in Austin, TX (Norris)
24,997 kbps
1,918 kbps
Verizon FiOS in Flower Mound, TX near Dallas (Spike)
19,752 kbps
4,561 kbps
CableVision cable modem with "boost" in Mount Kisco, NY (Dennis)
31,680 kbps
4,404 kbps
Verizon FiOS in Plano, Texas near Dallas (Dana)
4,758 kbps
1,843 kbps
RCN cable in Allentown, PA (Kent)
10,540 kbps
756 kbps
Time Warner RoadRunner Manhattan, NY (Harry)
19,898 kbps
495 kbps
Comcast cable in Portland, Oregon (Michael)
7,754 kbps
3,218 kbps
Comcast cable, suburban Chicago (Dan)
8,519 kbps
4,659 kbps
BellSouth DSL in Islamorada, Florida Keys Florida (Frank)
1,587 kbps
260 kbps
Charter Cable, Malibu, California (Steve)
2,678 kbps
493 kbps
DSLextreme in Malibu, California (Steve)
3,080 kbps
627 kbps
BellSouth DSL in Boynton Beach, Florida (Steve)
1,585 kbps
724 kbps
Comcast cable in Washington, D.C. (Phil)
15,898 kbps
5,476 kbps
Verizon wireless Broadband Access Card, tested in New York City (Harry)
305 kbps
72 kbps
Comcast cable in Eugene, Oregon
2645 kbps
372 kbps

FiOS is fastest. Comcast is great. If you're displeased with your service, bitch, or upgrade to a higher speed. Some carriers offer higher speeds for more money. And once again, clean up your cable. Get the tech out to remove the joins . Remove all splitters on your cable service. Get clean cable.

Wimbledon 2009 Tennis TV Schedule. Everything is live, except on The Tennis Channel, which shows repeats. I think I finally got it right. (Last week I was publishing 2008's schedule.)

Wednesday, July 1
12:00 AM
The Tennis Channel
7:00 AM to 10:00 AM
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
7:00 AM on
The Tennis Channel
Thursday, July 2
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Women's Semifinals
12:00 to 5:00 PM
Women's Semifinals
12:00 AM
Women's Semifinals
The Tennis Channel
Friday, July 3
7:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Men's Semifinals
12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Men's Semifinals
12:00 AM on
Men's Semifinals
The Tennis Channel
Saturday, July 4
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Women's Final
Sunday, July 5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Men's Final

Iranian politics
Iranian president Mahmud Ahmadinejad calls President Obama and tells him, "Barack, I had a wonderful dream last night. I could see America , the whole beautiful country, and on each house I saw a banner."

"What did it say on the banners?" Obama asks.

Mahmud replies, "UNITED STATES OF IRAN."

Obama says, "You know, Mahmud, I am really happy you called, because believe it or not, last night I had a similar dream. I could see all of Tehran , and it was more beautiful than ever, and on each house flew an enormous banner."

"What did it say on the banners?" Mahmud asks.

Obama replies, "I don't know, I can't read Hebrew.

So, where is Jesus?
A Sunday school teacher is concerned that his students might be a little confused about Jesus, so he asks his class, "Where is Jesus today?"

Steven raises his hand and says, "He's in Heaven."

Mary answers, "He's in my heart."

Little Johnny waves his hand furiously and blurts out, "He's in our bathroom!"

The surprised teacher asks Little Johnny how he knows this.

"Well," Little Johnny says, "every morning, my father gets up, bangs on the bathroom door and yells 'Jesus Christ, are you still in there?!'"

This column is about my personal search for the perfect investment. I don't give investment advice. For that you have to be registered with regulatory authorities, which I am not. I am a reporter and an investor. I make my daily column -- Monday through Friday -- freely available for three reasons: Writing is good for sorting things out in my brain. Second, the column is research for a book I'm writing called "In Search of the Perfect Investment." Third, I encourage my readers to send me their ideas, concerns and experiences. That way we can all learn together. My email address is . You can't click on my email address. You have to re-type it . This protects me from software scanning the Internet for email addresses to spam. I have no role in choosing the Google ads on this site. Thus I cannot endorse, though some look interesting. If you click on a link, Google may send me money. Please note I'm not suggesting you do. That money, if there is any, may help pay Michael's business school tuition. Read more about Google AdSense, click here and here.