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Old 09-08-2008, 02:28 PM   #61
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a political closet case?

edit: unfair to local 12 erasing that to which the above referenced.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:37 PM   #62
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Well, Cute Fuzzy Bunny's real name might be Earl. And Khan's real name might be Sue Ellen. Maybe Cute Fuzzy Bunny got all his financial knowledge from Idiot's Guide to Investing. Maybe WantToRetire is a waitress in a truck stop outside Paris, Indiana. Who cares? Whatever information you get from this forum is freely given, and however you use that information is your responsibility.

BTW, my real name is Abigail Adams and my DH's name is John. Just so you know.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:41 PM   #63
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Maybe WantToRetire is a waitress in a truck stop outside Paris, Indiana.
Aw, now you've blown my cover! Want some pie with that coffee, hun?
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:51 PM   #64
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Actually a whole lot of people here know my real name (hint: its not earl!). It wouldnt take much more than a quick search to find out what town I live in and I've posted photographs of myself, my wife, my son and my house. It also takes about 1.2% of a rocket scientist to find out where I used to work and what I did. At least a handful of people have my address.

Not particularly anonymous.
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:57 PM   #65
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I want to be a waitress in a truck stop in Paris, Indiana. Damn my life is boring!
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:06 PM   #66
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in new jersey high school i had to learn the names of every plant that grew in town. our biology teacher took us into the field, pointed to a plant and we'd write down the name for our test. i got all the names 100% correct. a few months later i moved to st croix usvi and all the plants changed.

when i first planted the gardens around my house i knew the names of every plant. i catalogued them. i was planning to label everything for tours which friends (& even passer-by's) request. but ya know, an oak tree doesn't know it is an oak. a fox tail palm does know it is not a bismarkia. a dog doesn't know it is not a elephant. just names, just labels placed upon them by people.
LG4NB, You missed your true calling ----you would have been a great botanist!
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Everything I've posted here about myself is true. Anything I don't want people to know I just keep to myself. If you wanted to badly enough and had half a brain, you could probably figure out who I am.

Also, postings by anyone with a screen name of "SecondCor521" on other boards is probably also me, but I can't guarantee it.

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Old 09-08-2008, 03:08 PM   #68
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Not particularly anonymous.
And not particularly important, at least in relation to your posts here on the forum. Whether your personal information is freely offered or easily discovered shouldn't matter. It's interesting and adds background depth to your posts. But if you, or anyone, provide thoughtful answers, useful information, and the occasional laugh, then it shouldn't matter whether you're an ex-CEO sitting on a net worth of $4m or a hairdresser with a personal fortune of $50,000 and a double-wide. And no one needs to know which one it is.
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... or a hairdresser with a personal fortune of $50,000 and a double-wide. And no one needs to know which one it is.
I admit it -she is me.

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Several of the leading lights have posted their identities or information amounting to a trail of bread crumbs but usually in concert with some recognition that puts them in a positive light.
If you have some info that you feel should be included in my profile as "full disclosure" then post it here and I'll consider adding it. But Andy R will have to boost the max size of the profiles.

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I understand that identity hiding is a plus when there is a lot of volunteering of financial particulars. Just the same, I have a hard time sorting the wheat from the chafe when it is is a contest between someone named something like ruff rabbit versus cap'n crunch.
We don't want to be targeted as high-net-worth investors, but luckily our beach-bum attire is a great disguise.

I think the quality of the advice you get is in direct proportion to the degree of knowledge you have of the person. For example Bob Clyatt and the Kaderlis probably have a pretty high degree of credibility with the board.
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I don't know if "outrageous claims" are particularly common here. Personally I'm inclined to give everyone the benefit of the doubt (if someone claims to have a net worth of $X, and the reality is barely 10% of that, it's no skin off my nose).

"Trivial banter and in-jokes"? Sure, there is some of that, but I don't see it as excessive.

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I have a hard time sorting the wheat from the chafe (sic) when it is is a contest between someone named something like ruff rabbit versus cap'n crunch.
What's in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
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Aw, now you've blown my cover! Want some pie with that coffee, hun?
That's how Suzie Orman got started. Yes, apple pie and a Wall Street Journal.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:01 PM   #74
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LG4NB, You missed your true calling ----you would have been a great botanist!
missed? would have been? hey, i'm not dead yet ya know. currently considering another career as one of my ret*rement options. if only i knew who i am, maybe i could make that decision.

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i'm not really a gay guy in fort lauderdale. actually i'm a waitress in a truck stop in paris. jealous, sarah?
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They are ham radio operators, and many have been in contact with one another for years. They go by their call signs, and using that their names, addresses, and so on can be looked up.

Participants on that forum are NASTY to each other!! I was shocked.
When I was a teenager, I was interested in Ham radio for the fun in electronics. Never an operator, but I read their periodicals to study the vacuum tube circuits. I chuckled at one incidence when two guys insulted each other over the airwave. One found out where the other guy was, seeked him out, and pumped several rounds of lead into the other guy's ...







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When I was a teenager, I was interested in Ham radio for the fun in electronics. Never an operator, but I read their periodicals to study the vacuum tube circuits. I chuckled at one incidence when two guys insulted each other over the airwave. One found out where the other guy was, seeked him out, and pumped several rounds of lead into the other guy's ...







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Happens now over the internet. Some Asians have killed each other over online gaming.
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While I pretend to have a fairly high NW and be RE, I actually live under a bridge in Florida and use my abacus to break AES encryption for spammers. Sorry, but a guy's got to eat.
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use my abacus to break AES encryption for spammers.
Your abacus got built-in wifi so you can surf the Web with it too? Great invention that we will need in case of doomsday. Wait, would we still have the Web?
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the 58 is the year i was born, the 25 is the age i was when i got married and bought a house. google that!
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