PSBYJD Mask and other Hypothetical Questions v210604

multiracial friends in protective masks with flowers and white trousers
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#1 Which and what type of mask would you like if you had to wear one for the rest of your life? Would it be a COVID Facemask, Halloween Mask, Mud Mask, or what?


We all wear mask to hide who we are to others, but the COVID mask adds an extra layer – JD Morris 210604 PSbyJD

Nothing is more real than the masks we make to show each other who we are. – Christopher Barzak

Hypothetical Questions

For 100s of Hypothetical Questions “GOOGLE” 170 Hypothetical Questions That’ll Give Your Brain a Workout

2. How much would need pay you to to sit in a pitch-black room and do nothing for 12 hours a day? $3k, $5k, $10k or ?

3. What would I hear if I asked 5 friends to use five adjectives to describe you?

4. Which famous person’s body would you take over if you could switch?

71. Imagine you are hiking in the wilderness. You can swim across a mile-wide, ice-cold river in one day, or you can walk for an extra week to cross over the nearest bridge. Which would you choose?

72. How would you handle it if your friend resisted a new idea or policy you introduced?

73. How would the world be different if everyone were incapable of lying?

74. What meat would you like your sheets to be made of if they were to be made of deli meats?

75. Would you want to know if you were really a robot?

76. Do you want someone to tell you exactly what you’ll be doing in 20 years if you couldn’t do anything about your future?

77. If someone wanted to pay you $300K to spend one week in an abandoned house with one person without eating or sleeping, would you accept the offer?

78. If “I am” is said to be the shortest sentence in the English language, could it be that “I do” is the longest one?

79. If you could learn any skill you want in the world without trying, which one would you pick?


PSbyJD National TAX Extension Day May 17, 2021 (even IRS is behind this year)

BEST TAX QUOTE: “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” – Quote by Who?

PROVOCATIVE STATEMENT: If you are a HNWI, there is a 99.9% chance that tax day for most is national tax extension day for the HNWI! – JDM20210415 (aka April 15, 2021 normal tax day)


 Was it Albert Einstein ( physicist), Plato (philsosophier), James Madison ( U.S. President), Ronald Regan (U.S. President), Thomas Jefferson (U.S. President), Winston Churchfield (U.K. Primeminister), or Guest Who?

  1. “A tax loophole is something that benefits the other guy. If it benefits you, it is tax reform.”  — Russell B. Long, U.S. Senator
  2. “Income tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf.” — Will Rogers, humorist
  3. Guest Who? “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”
  4. Guest Who? “Government’s view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.”
  5. Guest Who?  “The best things in life are free, but sooner or later the government will find a way to tax them.” 
  6. Guest Who? “I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.”
  7. Guest Who? “Where there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income.”
  8.  Guest Who? “A fine is a tax for doing something wrong. A tax is a fine for doing something right.”
  9. Guest Who?  “A person doesn’t know how much he has to be thankful for until he has to pay taxes on it.”
  10. Guest Who? “People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.”
  11. Guest Who? “We don’t have a trillion-dollar debt because we haven’t taxed enough; we have a trillion-dollar debt because we spend too much.”
  12. Guest Who? “To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.”
  13. Guest Who? “The power of taxing people and their property is essential to the very existence of government.”
  14. “To tax and to please, no more than to love and to be wise, is not given to men.” —  Edmund Burke, 18th Century Irish political philosopher and British statesman
  15. “I am proud to be paying taxes in the United States. The only thing is – I could be just as proud for half the money.” — Arthur Godfrey, entertainer
  16. Guest Who? “People who complain about taxes can be divided into two classes: men and women.”
  17. “No government can exist without taxation. This money must necessarily be levied on the people; and the grand art consists of levying so as not to oppress.” — Frederick the Great, 18th Century Prussian king
  18. “Like mothers, taxes are often misunderstood, but seldom forgotten.” — Lord Bramwell, 19th Century English jurist
  19. “The best measure of a man’s honesty isn’t his income tax return. It’s the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.” — Arthur C. Clarke, author
  20. “Next to being shot at and missed, nothing is really quite as satisfying as an income tax refund.” — F. J. Raymond, humorist
  21. “Few of us ever test our powers of deduction, except when filling out an income tax form.” — Laurence J. Peter, author
  22. “Taxation with representation ain’t so hot either.” — Gerald Barzan, humorist
  23. “Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., U.S. Supreme Court Justice

Contact Jack D. or Charlotte F. for the key to “quest who” via a LinkedIn. Thanks – JD Morris

Who is JDM or who should JDM be? #weekendfun


First, JDM’s motto is “provocative statements that intelligent people argue about for fun!”

I recently blew that opportunity at an event hosted by Ivan at the Jonathan Club.  Therefore, I am going to provide several ideas for future reference.

Provocative statements about JDM?

BALLER:  JDM has a group of amazing friends and their friends are titans of industry and of capitalism.

HUMBLE: JDM is really nobody, but I have amazing friends and their friends are extremely interesting and amazing!

BIG EGO:  JDM is trying to return to becoming an international playboy and enjoys doing moonshot and EBITDA deals.

PLAYBOY: JDM is trying to bring back the good things in life such as the two martini lunch.

More to Come (or not)



CONCEPT: I am Spartacus, well oh dear Don Quixote (we are all Spartacus, Superman, Batman, and yes Don Quixote)

“Sometimes I like to think I am a person from a comic book or famous book, but my flaws are far greater than any hero.  I am Spartacus!  I am Superman, Batman, and yes Don Quixote” – J20.01.22.0700C

NOTE FROM HOST: I need to write a bigger check to Wiki and all the information sourced from Wiki or Google (says it is free and I trust Wiki, Google, and Facebook).  OMG/WTF – I need pages of disclosures to think!

SONG OF THE DAY: Kryptonite


  • ALL HEROS = good, bad, and ugly
    • Good: 1938 comic hero to Smallville
    • Bad: Kryptonite
    • Ugly: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice = Superman as a hero is dead as long as there is Kryptonite
    • Good: Do we not have cool tools and can we be a real batman?
    • Bad: Nobody has access to toys like in the movie Batman or Ironman
    • Ugly: Kick-Ass says it all for the batman (gun = dead)

I am batman

  • OTHERS (TBA Don Quixote, Spartacus)

More to come soon in another posting!

I am Don Quixote,



Note: all photos sources are from Wiki (I need to write a bigger check to them)

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#psbyjd What I learned today (or was reminded)

“Sometimes I like to think that I learned something new, but in reality, it was just friends giving me a nice push and reminder” – J20.01.22.1109P

“Thank you = John, Micheal, Richard, Daniel, Jeet, Omar, and all those amazing people that help me on my journey as I can see light at the end of the tunnel and it is a little brighter today.” – J20.01.22.1121

QUOTE OF THE DAY:  May those who love you love you; and those who don’t love you, may God turn their hearts.  And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so you’ll know them by their limping. – Irish Proverb (or wishing it was a universal truth = talked to a lot of good people and bad people today).

SONG OF THE DAY (Thanks Jeet)

And the men who hold high places
Must be the ones who start
To mold a new reality
Closer to the heart
Closer to the heart
The blacksmith and the artist
Reflect it in their art
They forge their creativity
Closer to the heart
Yes closer to the heart
Philosophers and plowmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentality
Closer to the heart
Yes closer to the heart, yeah, oh
Whoa whoa
You can be the captain
And I will draw the chart
Sailing into destiny
Closer to the…
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PHOTO OF THE DAY (Berlin Key Number 21)
Say what? Berlin Key?  Wiki:
Berliner Key Number 21
20/20 Vision for 20202,

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What is driving Proposition 13 in CA (or thank you Vox Media / New York / Intelligencer /Ed Kilgore for great information) #psbyjd

“Wisdom is what the news calls madness” – J20.01.21.2100

This says it all CA

Section 1. (a) The maximum amount of any ad valorem tax on real property shall not exceed one percent (1%) of the full cash value of such property. The one percent (1%) tax to be collected by the counties and apportioned according to law to the districts within the counties. — California Constitution Article XIII A

Photo and quote on California Constitution by Wikipedia

YOUR HOST NOTES: Thank you “Vox Media / New York / Intelligencer/” does an article on proposition 13, we know it is national politics.  Thank you Vox Media!  Mr. Morris’ motto is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!” My provocative statement is “Wisdom is what the news calls madness” – J20.01.21.2100 (except in many cases “New Yorker” and others).


While this will mostly be a classic left-right, business–versus–unions and government battle, California’s progressive tilt doesn’t guarantee victory for split-roll. As noted above, corporate types will offer a slippery-slope claim that once the taxman has feasted on commercial property taxes, homeowners will inevitably be next. And there are some affordable-housing advocates who fear split-roll will perversely incentivize commercial real-estate development by making it a larger revenue generator for local governments.

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More great stuff by Vox Media / New York / Intelligencer

Senators are bending the rules on cellphones

Considering the screen habits of most Americans, the rule that senators cannot use electronic devices in the chamber is going to be a tough one to adhere to during the grueling hours expected for the trial. As a workaround, at least eight senators so far have worn Apple Watches to be able to contact aides and the outside world. According to Roll Call, so far only one presidential hopeful has been seen with a loophole smartwatch: Michael Bennet.

Senators are opting for low-tech, middle-school solutions to get around the no-communication rule during the trial, including passing notes (Mike Lee), sharing candy (Ben Sasse), whispering to neighbors (Mark Warren and Tim Kaine), and pretending to punch a colleague in the chest (Lisa Murkowski to Lindsey Graham).

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J. David Morris (aka JD) focuses on serving on the board of advisors and board of directors of several private companies. His family of Special Purpose Entities (SPE) invests in a wide range of businesses.  David Morris has helped close more than $91 billion in deals leading more than $7 billion in enterprise value of these deals.

He has been a speaker at various industry forums, has been quoted in numerous leading publications and has made several appearances on Bloomberg, CNET, CNBC, ESPN, and many media outlets.  J. David Morris hosted after Bloomberg morning news an educational radio show about financing deals and other hot topics.

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He received a B.A. in economics with mathematics from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he worked in the development office to pay his way through college. David Morris is an Omega Rho Honor Society student at in Washington, D.C. with The George Washington University ( GWU ). He is currently working on finishing a two- year program under MIT Sloan Business School as well as the MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory ( CSAIL).

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CONCEPT: Lunch Martini? Vodka Martini, Shaken, Not Stirred #psbyjd Do we need a new bond or old type bond or female bond like the old bond?


A woman used a 1980s trick to try to steal my male friend’s female date.  Times are a-changing!  I miss the old 007 and look forward to 007 to be reborn as we need martinis for lunch and dinner (breakfast martini vs. bloody Marry?).  So let us debate to following:

  • Would it be sexist if a man used this strategy on a woman’s female date?
  • Can we all be 007 (everyone)?
  • Should the next Bond be female like Dr. Who?
  • Should 007 M be female or male in the next movie (Head of the Secret Intelligence Service—also known as MI6)
  • Who should 007 M’s assistant be?

I hope we return back to the days of alpha being alpha regardless of sex, race, ethnicity, etc. = I look forward to the return of a martini for lunch (or 2 or 3)!

Thank you a 2020 “Phoebe Buffay” for the Shaken, Not Stirred “Double” Martini  for lunch vs. tea (they have cool teas)!  You are so cool and should be in the next 007 movies!

My motto is “Say Provocative statements that intelligent people argue about fast without dotting your I’s and crossing your T’s. As life is all about fun and results!” This is FUN!



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