March 29, 2011
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I got a good laugh out of this one:
Can you imagine how our founding fathers would look at us...?
They risked their lives for freedom.....we think its funny.
Looks like a prime example of "Thinking Outside the Box", to me.
If you can't beat them, join them!
+1 rec. Good stuff.
Exactly the same advice I gave to a young investment banker looking for places to put money. I told her if somebody is complaining about being ripped off, somebody is collecting cash. But I told her it was a trade, not an investment. Because whoever is "ripping" people off is not concerned about their investors or their customers, just their paycheck and bonus.
I actually laughed out loud.
HAHAHAH It's amazing how we always view history with rose colored glasses. The world has had scumbags since the beginning of time, everyone just romanticizes things that happened in the past. I'm sure that there was all sorts of shady stuff going on in colonial times. Our forefathers weren't exactly saints. They had freaking slaves for Pete's sake.
I heard Washington was a meth addict anyway
Awesome post, this is how I feel...which is why I loved investing in REITs, banks, and things that benefit from medicare.
I pity such a cynical, downtrodden view of the priciples & values upon which our country was built. I hold in the highest regard our Founders and the the ideals for which they strove.
I didn't see where anyone claimed anyone as a saint. I suspect that you're of the generation whose hero's & models hasve been systematically destroyed. Privately, Babe Ruth was a horrible man for the most part, but an entire generation was better off for striving for the values that were portrayed about him publically. That generation won a World War against great odds. I shiver to think what would happen if our society today faced the evil that we defeated in World War II.
So I shall focus on what was good and strive to meet the standards of what was good in the past.
All that said, your cartoon was funny. Thanks for sharing! :)
Wow at the defensiveness, and I don't think Deej is attacking the principles and values in which this country was built. Just watch any of the tea-partiers and you'll see this sort of saintly worship of the Founding Fathers. They weren't perfect, and they laid the foundations for a great country, but it doesn't make you a better person by being willfully ignorant of their flaws.
And fact is: it wasn't utopia back then either.
Yes defensive, but I shall not apologize for it. :) It seems there's a disclaimer every time the Founding Fathers are mentioned. And just like here, there was the obligatory "Yes but..." I know I'm generalizing, but as one who has studied extensively the founding of our country, it was the most amazing assembly of character & courage the world has ever witnessed.
And for the record, I know more about the "flaws" than 99% of Americans know in total. Their "flaws" were key to what made the whole creation truly great. But I still resent that we have a reflex response in the American dialogue today to focus way too much on the negative.
Once again, I never claimed utopia, so I'm confused why that had to be injected since it wasn't solicited. And from your response, I detect that we agree for the most part. I just am fascinated at the constant need for "balance".
as one who has studied extensively the founding of our country, it was the most amazing assembly of character & courage the world has ever witnessed.
should you not have studied the rest of history as well, hehe ...
one of my heroes, hehe ...
I have come to expect higher from you. re: #13
It's funny, but also very risky. You could have said this about Bear Stearns as well.
I've thought about this investment strategy as a hedge. If I'm wrong about everything, these are my "puts" so to speak. But as far as I see it, these companies with Fed favor are no safer than anything else.
So yes, amusing, but nothing more than that.
David in Qatar