Even the guy getting his hair cut, who had his back to me, found a way to check me out in the mirrors reflection. Although I couldn’t see who was saying what, I kept my ears peeled as they continued to talk on the other side of the room.
The men went completely silent and I could feel three sets of eyes on me.
And yet even when the number of people who are considered overweight form the majority of the population, obesity is in many ways one of the remaining acceptable prejudices.
“Excuse me,” I said as I slipped between the two barbers.
“No problem, darling…” one of them said giving me a grin.
Yesterday I decided to get my hair blown out and straightened (not the smartest decision considering its raining today, but whatever.) The woman who does my hair moved to a unisex hair salon in Harlem, so I made my way over to see her.
It was a Sunday and the place was more or less empty.
Answer: Rule 501 of Regulation D provides the definition "accredited investor" and provides that any person who comes within the following enumerated categories, or who the issuer reasonably believes to come within those categories, at the time of the sale of securities is an "accredited investor." Those categories include, banks or savings and loans association whether acting individually or as a fiduciary; any broker or dealer ; any insurance company, investment company registered under the Investment Company Act; employee benefits plan if the investment decision is made by a plan fiduciary as defined by such Act, which is either a bank, savings and loan association, insurance company, or registered advisor, or if the employee benefit plan has total assets in excess of million or is a self-directed plan, with investment decisions made solely by persons who are accredited investors; any private business development company as defined by the Investment Advisors Act of 1940; any organization described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, corporation, Massachusetts or similar business trust, or partnership, not formed for the specific purpose not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring securities offered, with total assets in excess of million; any director, executive officer, or general partner of the issuer of the securities being offered or sold or any director, executive officer, or general partner of a general partner of that issue; any natural person whose individual net worth or joint net worth with that person's spouse at the time of his purchase exceeds million, excluding the value of the principal residence; any natural person who had an individual income in excess of 0,000 for each of the two most recent years or joint income with that person's spouse in excess of 0,000 for each of those years and has a reasonable expectation of reaching the same income level in the current year; any trust with total assets in excess of million not formed for the specific purpose of acquiring securities offered, whose purchase is directed by a sophisticated person as described in Section 230.506(b)(2)(ii); and, any entity in which all of the equity owners are accredited investors.… continue reading »