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Re: Feeling dumb and poor as the market goes up?!
Old 11-20-2006, 06:27 PM   #101
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Hi John,

I halfway thought the purpose for the original inquiry about my relation to you was simply to get me to say "Who is John Galt?"

I always considered "assertive" and "pugnacious" to be desirable qualities. Sounds lijke you might agree.
Absolutely!

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Re: Feeling dumb and poor as the market goes up?!
Old 11-20-2006, 09:04 PM   #102
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I don't know John Galt, but I am coming to appreciate what he was up against.
JG earns everything he gets.

We've listened many times to his legendary stories of RE deals... but specific details have not been forthcoming. He's the world's best negotiater, but he doesn't share his particular skills or experience. We've heard about his landlord prowess... but he seems to have some of the world's worst tenants. He's a former CEO and titan of industry but he apparently hired some of the world's worst employees and owns enough NOLs to carry him for decades. He has one of the world's smallest ER portfolios yet some of the world's most complicated taxes.

Oh, and don't forget the part about achieving ER on guts, brains, & determination... plus the earnings of a full-time working spouse who was later divorced via prenup. Maybe he learned that from his MENSA membership.

Throw in a few thousand posts hammering the same piano key over & over, plus a liberal dose of reactionary political & business opinions.

That's what JG is up against. If you follow that path then yeah, I can see why you'd feel persecuted.

However you seem to be actually discussing your investments and the details of them, so you're likely to be credited on your information provided rather than be castigated for leaving out the important details.
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Old 11-21-2006, 02:58 AM   #103
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Re: Feeling dumb and poor as the market goes up?!

and ill bet those are all his good points
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Old 11-21-2006, 05:01 AM   #104
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JG earns everything he gets.

We've listened many times to his legendary stories of RE deals... but specific details have not been forthcoming. He's the world's best negotiater, but he doesn't share his particular skills or experience. We've heard about his landlord prowess... but he seems to have some of the world's worst tenants. He's a former CEO and titan of industry but he apparently hired some of the world's worst employees and owns enough NOLs to carry him for decades. He has one of the world's smallest ER portfolios yet some of the world's most complicated taxes.

Oh, and don't forget the part about achieving ER on guts, brains, & determination... plus the earnings of a full-time working spouse who was later divorced via prenup. Maybe he learned that from his MENSA membership.

Throw in a few thousand posts hammering the same piano key over & over, plus a liberal dose of reactionary political & business opinions.

That's what JG is up against. If you follow that path then yeah, I can see why you'd feel persecuted.
Well, it's a tough job but someone has to do it BTW, I will not be sharing
those "details" in the future either. I believe in complete honesty, but that doesn't include enduring a information colonoscopy from any mouthy
sub-adult intellectual maggot. (Gosh, I hope Nords takes this in the spirit
it was written).

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Re: Feeling dumb and poor as the market goes up?!

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JG earns everything he gets.

We've listened many times to his legendary stories of RE deals... but specific details have not been forthcoming. He's the world's best negotiater, but he doesn't share his particular skills or experience. We've heard about his landlord prowess... but he seems to have some of the world's worst tenants. He's a former CEO and titan of industry but he apparently hired some of the world's worst employees and owns enough NOLs to carry him for decades. He has one of the world's smallest ER portfolios yet some of the world's most complicated taxes.

Oh, and don't forget the part about achieving ER on guts, brains, & determination... plus the earnings of a full-time working spouse who was later divorced via prenup. Maybe he learned that from his MENSA membership.

Throw in a few thousand posts hammering the same piano key over & over, plus a liberal dose of reactionary political & business opinions.

That's what JG is up against. If you follow that path then yeah, I can see why you'd feel persecuted.

However you seem to be actually discussing your investments and the details of them, so you're likely to be credited on your information provided rather than be castigated for leaving out the important details.
Sounds like a man I need to go drinking with...........
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Sounds like a man I need to go drinking with...........
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Ahhh, also excellent choices. What's the best "truth serum" though?

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Ahhh, also excellent choices. What's the best "truth serum" though?

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