January 05, 2009
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Are you effing kidding me?? Criminal..
wow! i honestly don't know what to say, except be ready to continue to lose more and more of your freedoms and liberties as the crisis worsens. it will be disguised as necessary to survive, but you shouldn't listen.
Good find Alstry...Although I almost wish I hadn't watched the video, now I'm even more disgusted by our so-called "for the people" government.
My friend who now calls himself Dare.....
When you are playing on tilt, overcompensating is as bad as known tells.
Now you are making capitalization errors at every sentence. If you, or any other CAPs member, go back and look at your dozens of posts and comments, you have never made such a mistake.....ever.....even once.....until now......and at EVERY sentence?......:)
Looking for overcompsenting is key in trying to determine if someone is trying to hide something in a deposition......and you my friend are flying low and naked.
What is wonderful about the human being is the consistency of behavior when put under the appropriate stress.......just be yourself and let it all hang out....it is much easier.
I really do miss my buddy FloridaBuilder.
Remember, you are an english major.
Remember what I told you in the past....when the government NEEDS money....it must find it somewhere....including its citizens if necessary.
Now ask yourself what happens if few have the abilty to pay???
Now you are learning Alstrynomics.....the practical application of Economics and Politics.
This is a sensitive issue.
My suggestion is first get competent counsel. Then read up on your own as much as you can on the internet.....sites such as this and others. There is a variety of info out there you can access....how did you find and how long have you been using Motley Fool? What is your favorite part of the site?
You are a great addition.
Enough, Alstry. I do not know what has turned your personal universe so bitter, and it is not the economy. You have been able to observe the economy and carefully parse it apart without doing the same to your respected collegues. You sharpen your poisoned pen on the words "my friend" however, and then cease to be anything of the sort. I dread the day you use those words toward me as well.
I know what has saddened my life of late. I hope yours is not a loss so great or so dear. If you cannot come back to some joy in CAPS, look to those you hold dear closer to home and find some happiness there. You have wealth that no governator can confiscate.
What was that all about.....????
I believe she was defending me. I appreciate it though I know you are mostly in jest. And even with an English major (only one of my degrees) I have always considered style a much more useful form of communication. I almost went back and put in the capitals but I felt it was unnecessary. After all, Mary has told me not to proof my work as I go because it doesn't let my inner muse take over.
But I think her point is larger than merely a defense of me. I think she believes (as do I) that something must have hurt you recently. You seem more and more bitter as the days pass and not necessarily in your posts, but against your fellow CAPS members. I, of course, have no reason to complain about any attack from you directed at me, but I think Mary who follows your work closely and with great respect is worried that someday she may disagree with you on something and be afriad to post as you may come back with a personal attack. And she is right to worry. That indeed would not further the truth for anyone. Not even the great Socrates.
First, I have been concerned about the assaults dropped around you so for the last bit. No response from what I hoped to be a bit of humor in an earlier thread this afternoon. Took it as being ignored - that fits with my world the last few weeks. Humor is hard to come by these days.
If comment 8 was in response to earlier comment 4, then our comments passed each other. As to competent counsel (and the father half of my "second parents"), I have been helping his widow thru her first Christmas without him also. Forty years ago, he told me we would run off to the Carribean and live on chocolate pie for life. I had just learned my first dish (as in - a really good tasting from-scratch dessert). She laughed.
Your video calls up images of 100 year old documents shredded and family history lost. Right now, it is too much, but I was well prepared for the duties. I merely hoped for the luxury of time. I will try not to "disappear again"
On your functional unemployment blog earlier, I left a comment and link. The link is a 3 line summary that I thought you might find useful for an example at some point. It was meant to be lighthearted. Check the link at least for future reference.
You have great wealth, Alstry. A lady to dance the night away with, a chess challenger, and a young lady who, hopefully will have the wisdom of my daughter in insisting someday that her father present her, but Never give her away to anyone. Cherish them.
Thank you for trying to help. I was unkind and I am sorry. It was not you.
Actually, I am not bitter at all.......
Just having a little fun tonight. Other degrees??? now you are going to tell me that you have a degree in Alstrynomics?? It is obvious you have little in the way of a formal training in anything math related with your English background.
I have a buddy, who was a professional athlete for a very long career who screwed up my entire perspective on the IQ of professional players.....for fun, he completes NY Times crossword puzzles.....I couldn't get ten answers on my best day.....but I do love solving problems.
I do find it interesting that a person who is soooo compulsive in proof reading his work would make the same mistake at EVERY sentence.....even I couldn't do it after an unlimited number of drinks, unless it was shots of Raki or Ouzo of course.....and for someone who has never done it before.....even once........well, it just makes things so interesting.
Now what I find even more interesting is Mary responded to a post about you and not the one I addressed to her......not, only that, you seem to have soooo much insight into Mary. How do you think Mary would feel if she thought you were stalking her???
Good find. London is doing the same thing, claim the terrorism issue they have seazed some banks
The question is where does it stop......just safety deposti boxes??? What about IRAs, 401Ks, SEPs, Pensions.....land????
Gets pretty interesting once you start walking down the road.
Dare did, in fact, pinpoint the first part of my comment very closely. I do not fear that you would attack me. I would not remain for a sustained attack, but would withdraw, but I enjoy the words and work of both of you and hate to see either of you continually attacked. (And it has seemed "Open Season on Alstry" lately for any who wanted readers and recs) Again, Dare and I were writing and posting simultaneously.
I hate to tell you this but I am not at all certain of what you meant by your comment, except that it was intended to be helpful. May I ask for clarification?
Okay, Alstry - I do not know how you managed, but I've gone from feeling sorry for myself to laughing and at the risk of being very frustrating to you, I have to tell you 2 things. First, if you knew how many times I have hit this fool backspace key to keep this post even half-way readable, you would be laughing at me too.
Second, I did tell Dare to just let go and type away if he had something to say. The creative voice is a snide, snippish beast. If the editor in your head starts popping up to correct this or rephrase that, the creative just plops down and pouts. Easier by far to just ignore the editor. I edit enough that I sort of re-do as I go, but then I am only a fair writer at best.
As to the rest, (stalking? doubtful) You and Dare haven't been doing the good humored joking since he wrote the satire to you (which, for an English major, would be a compliment) and the "bottom feeding sorts" kept bringing it back with recs to keep you two going like a couple of Siamese Fighting Fish. You started that same tone tonite and I just couldn't stand seeing one more frustration (that would be two people I like slamming each other).
I tried a economic satire of thinking outside the box and I blew the box up. Then the whole thing collapsed on me. I just didn't have the steel to leave us holding the world at Bomb-point to get money to pay our way out of debt. Oh - just one other thought since I'm now in such a good mood - thirty years ago, I was positively sorry for those girls on Miss America and Charlie's Angels. Styles were mini-skirts and hot pants and I guess if that was all they had to work with......
Now you just aren't listening alstry. I clearly stated that it was intentional to not use any capitals.
As to my math background, I didn't have to take any math in college (unless you count economics, physics, and poker odds) because I had AP Calc in high school and scored high enough on the test to not have to ever take another class unless by choice. I used to love math. My mother used to write math problems for me before I even entered kindergarten and I would solve them in church. But a string of bad math teachers steered me away from what I felt to be a general waste of time for my future life goals.
As to Mary, we have a relationship already: the one that exists between two people who love words and their ever reaching power.
Just that my friend who calls himself Dare seems to post right after you a lot.....sorta strange don't you think......I wouldn't want him following too closely;)
Any woman that follows homebuilders as closely as you do is a woman I like to hang around with.......your mind, knowldege, the diversity in your stock picks. You are a stock picking machine. Even your comments are in clear and cogent for a librarian.....with one who read's 10Qs and knowing teeth....you can definitely bring a valuble perspective to CAPs.
There simply are not many people as well rounded, knowledgable, and insightful as you.
You sure would have loved FloridaBuilder's blogs.....I really do miss him a lot.
I am insightful enough to know that I am on Eastern Standard Time and to tired to make any sense except nonsense at this point.
"Read up on your own as much as you can on the internet.....sites such as this and others." I don't understand this.
"how did you find and how long have you been using Motley Fool? What is your favorite part of the site?" Just found the blogs, etc around Thanksgiving
Follows homebuilders?, 10Qs (What is that?), Knowing Teeth?????
Until I read the link that Dare left me and realized that you had decided I WAS FLORIDABUILDER OR DARETOOTH OR SOME MONKEY OR WHATEVER , I ACTUALLY THOUGHT YOU WERE TRYING TO CHEER ME UP AND I WAS TOO TIRED TO REALIZE IT! FRIEND!
Is there some sore of twisted CAPS love triangle going on here? This makes me want to puke.