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Old 05-01-2009, 01:16 PM   #21
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You want fries with that?
No, just a cigarette for later.
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In series or parallel? Or perpendicular?
Horizontal..........
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Ginger or Mary Ann?
I figured the fellows on this board would be schmoozing Ms. Howell......
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I figured the fellows on this board would be schmoozing Ms. Howell......
Wouldn't do a lot of good if you couldn't escape the island, would it?
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Wouldn't do a lot of good if you couldn't escape the island, would it?
Good point... I'll waltz by Mr. Howell and take the professor. After all, he could make a radio out of a coconut....
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Good point... I'll waltz by Mr. Howell and take the professor. After all, he could make a radio out of a coconut....
....so what? I made the dog's breakfast out of my retirement portfolio.
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Husband and I had dinner with friends last month, learned that one lost $1.5M to Madoff. She will always be a member of the club.
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Husband and I had dinner with friends last month, learned that one lost $1.5M to Madoff. She will always be a member of the club.
At the risk of being noisy could you share how/why she got involved with Madoff did she ever get suspicious.

Other than spring for dinner, I am not sure how you comfort a friend in that situation.

To clarify, club membership is up to anybody who has paper losses and/or realized losses greater than $1 million in their investment portfolio as measured from the market peak in the fall of 2007.
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Hey thats what I was thinking.
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....so what? I made the dog's breakfast out of my retirement portfolio.
A new twist on "the dog ate my homew*rk".
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A new twist on "the dog ate my homew*rk".
Maybe one of the guys should start a thread called "What I can do with very little".......................
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I do believe I just heard a double dog dare.
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Uh, not quite how I remembered them. Think I'll pass.
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At the risk of being noisy could you share how/why she got involved with Madoff did she ever get suspicious.

Other than spring for dinner, I am not sure how you comfort a friend in that situation.

To clarify, club membership is up to anybody who has paper losses and/or realized losses greater than $1 million in their investment portfolio as measured from the market peak in the fall of 2007.
She is a lady in her 90s, a retired MD from NYC. I suspect that her investments were "under management" by a third party. She fits the Madoff client to a T.

She is an absolute dear. If she had no family she could be one of mine in a minute.
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