The last time I achieved this mildstone (1,000 posts) SDMB crashed almost immediately afterwards.
You may think this is coincidence, but it is sort of my history.
You remember when penny stocks crashed in the early '80s? I invested in them two weeks before.
Remember the oil boom and crash in the late '80s? Another of my investments within about a week.
Tech stocks? Me too.
Oh, and yes, and last spring, part of my retirement fund was transfered to, you got it, ENRON.
Governments fall soon after I visit countries, also.
Anyway, I just felt you should be warned. (My wife has suggested that I hire myself out to our government to visit people like Sudam Hussain and Osama Bin Ladan).