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Is TMF Sinchiruna an absolute FOOL?????



January 26, 2009 – Comments (15)

On one of FloridaBuilder's multiple identity blogs Sinchi makes the following comment clearly referring to me:

The printing press of egonomics is running 24/7, churning out three times more blog posts per day than it used to while garnering the same number of total recs... which sounds like hyperinflation to me. :)

Since starting blogging, TMF Sinchiruna has accumulated less than 100 points with an accuracy of less than 50%.  WOW....a quad blind chimp throwing darts could have done better.

He makes fun of the number of my recommendations per post.  For Alstry, this has never been a popularity contest but the quality of blogs in their ability to apply them practically in the Real World and potentially help other players by giving notice or ideas.  In CAPS that translates to accumulating points and ONLY accumlating points.

Sinchi reminds me of those people that advise how to do something but can't do it themselves.  You know the type.

I blog a lot without question....but few can play the game as well.  Nobody is forcing anyone to read my blogs and certainly I am not encouraging anyone to recommend my blogs.

Sinchi please keep it up, its fun to come up against a sniping shitzu which is all bark and no bite.  You personify that character.

Next time you want to print a negative comment about another player, at least have the character and curtesy to do it to their face. 

I look forward to your response:)

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#1) On January 26, 2009 at 7:12 PM, Imperial1964 (95.59) wrote:

He's not a complete fool, he's just wrong.  He is making inflation bets in a deflationary environment.  You have that right, Altry--at least for now.

There is no doubt in my mind that some day he will be right.  Just not today.

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#2) On January 26, 2009 at 7:14 PM, GeneralDemon (26.17) wrote:

Alstry, do you have to fight with everybody?

Sinchiruna is a man preparing for a storm (dollar devaluation) and while it is still sunny now, you are free to laugh at him. We will see who you are fighting with when it starts to hail.


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#3) On January 26, 2009 at 7:41 PM, RVAspeculator (28.12) wrote:

Hmmm... someone who has been on here since 2006 and been bullish on gold and watched it skyrocket vs. someone who threw 200 underperforms on junk stocks in 2008 at the start of the bear market when their account was created... 

PS:  "curtesy"  really?

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#4) On January 26, 2009 at 8:13 PM, bbbengggriffin (25.71) wrote:

RVAspeculator:  . .While I agree with your disbelieve over 'curtesy' (it has been abolished in most places, and i don't understand what a widower's land rights have to do with the post),   I am more preplexed by value system you seem to share with many others:  that gains made from one type of wager are some how better than the same or greater gains from another type of wager. . Why should someone with the foresight and patience to invest in gold in 2006, be more respected than someone making larger gains in a shorter period by betting against junk stocks in 2008?. .Different shades of Green? .  .  . GeneralDemon, . .I appreciate the controversy and conflict brought by Alstry.  I also happen to think that when the great inflation begins, he will be smart enough to make changes to his pics.  This after all isn't a static game.  You can't really 'fight' with anyone in CAPS who doesn't also agree to 'fight' with you.We all are entitled to our opinions.  In my experience, the 'questioners-of-authority' have more useful opinions than the  'popular-conformist-bulk', on most matters requiring careful thought.

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#5) On January 26, 2009 at 8:16 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


I am making fun of Sinchifairy because he made popularity an issue.  It reminds me of CEO's, or guys like Madoff, playing for popularity and not substance.

There are players like FloridaBuilder et al. who maintain ten or more identities...and Sichifairy knows it, just like Madoff knew his performance was not real. 

By his silence, Sinchifairy condones the behavior just as the SEC was silent on Madoff after receiving numerous complaints....yet in his blogs he hypocritcally admonishes the SEC when he himself behaves in a similar fashion.

In CAPs, at the end of the day, the only thing that is real is points, the rest is just chatter.  

If CAPs is a popularity contest, I gladly concede defeat at the outset.  As far as fighting with everyone, until CAPs comes clean and only allows one identity per player or blogger, from this perspective I will make the assumption that I am dealing with a few.

If points, accuracy, and average score is the game in CAPs, Alstrynomics will rule the day.

Now we will just have to wait it....won't we????

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#6) On January 26, 2009 at 9:02 PM, RVAspeculator (28.12) wrote:


It really is the same green..  you are right there.  When I saw this post I just got pissed at first because although Sinchura might not be the best trader out there I really do enjoy his fundamental analysis on gold mining companies…  I guess he doesn’t need defending.

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#7) On January 26, 2009 at 9:18 PM, DowTrader (20.28) wrote:

Dude, get some help...your obsession with thinking everone who disagrees with you is the same person, even though they clearly aren't, is...well...sad...and delusional...and learn some writing skills...exhibiting the composition skills of a "challenged" 6th grader doesn't exactly lend gravitas to your "doomsday is imminent" posts...and stop with the  I pity you; even more I pity your family and friends, if you have any.

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#8) On January 26, 2009 at 9:39 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


thanks for catching my spelling mistake on courtesy.   That said, I believe the legal term you are referring to is curtsy, please note spelling and is not pronounced in the manner of your spelling.

As far as Sinchi fairy's score...I am not knocking it in a vacum.  I am knocking it because he bragged how few recommendations my blog had relative to his.

My point was making such an assertion seems pretty light in light of his score and why I will now refer to him as Sinchifairy.

For someone to brag about how many recomendations he has when he is playing on a blogger's site with as many as dozens of identities seems a bit disingenuous at best.

At worst, it is like a guy playing with himself at night and then bragging in the locker room the next morning how great in bed he is......over and over again as the recommendations rack up....again all hat and no cattle.

Alstrynomics is about substance over noise, peformance over being pretty, character over being kissing the end it is about points....we shall see who has the most.

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#9) On January 26, 2009 at 9:46 PM, TMFJoeInvestor (98.86) wrote:

Having worked extensively with Chris while I served as a financial editor for, I have no doubts over his integrity or his commitment to making the Fool the world's greatest investing community. He's honestly extremely selfless like that, a great Fool, and, whether or not you buy his belief that we should all sell all our assets to buy precious metals (I jest), we're lucky to have him here.

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#10) On January 26, 2009 at 9:52 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

This blog is not about the content of Sinchfairy's blog or what it recommends.

It is ONLY about his ridculing how few recommendations my blog had relative to the number of posts made.  As he and I are both in the top four recommended blogs on TMF, from my perspective it really doesn't matter nor is it a material metrix since TMF knows that there are bloggers with multiple identies.

In the end, score can't be manipulated and it is at least a level playing field.

As an employee of TMF, knowing that recommendations can be manipulated, it either makes him petty or a puss, the choice is yours.

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#11) On January 26, 2009 at 10:11 PM, anchak (99.89) wrote:

No dignification of this post is warranted

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#12) On January 26, 2009 at 10:26 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:


Who cares about dignification in CAPs.....some of us get more than enough of that in real life.  Sometimes it even gets a bit old. 

CAPs for Alstry is about providing laser accurate and actionable information without asking for anything in return.  Simply being the best for being the best's sake.

Pontification without distillation is like fornication through masturbation.  If you consider that jubilation then congratulations.  But not with Alstryomics...such behavior is simply a nonsensical conflagartion in a state of gestation.

In the end, you will learn that Alstrynomics is about telling the truth and applying the truth to help others help themselves.  Without the truth, there can be no sustainable democracy.

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#13) On January 27, 2009 at 12:08 AM, belfairinvestor (28.96) wrote:

Alstry has emotions, too. When his feelings get hurt, he'll blog for comfort. Come suck Mama's milk jugs little baby.


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#14) On October 16, 2009 at 10:36 AM, jddubya (< 20) wrote:


Big Al has gotten boring as of late, as he is now blogging when he shouldnt' be and mostly talking to himself... it was time to dip back into the archives to get a nice Friday morning laugh...

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#15) On July 16, 2011 at 12:27 PM, mikejw (38.11) wrote:

My oh the tables have turned :)



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