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Old 10-23-2007, 03:50 PM   #181
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Countrywide releases earnings this Friday at noon. It'll set the tone for the rest of Friday and probably next week as well.

Otherwise, my crystal ball is foggy. I did sell SNP at 160 last Thursday.
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:50 PM   #182
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When I first got on Usenet many years ago, I inadvertantly found myself in the middle of a flamewar, which was awful. Later, when it was discovered that I was a newbie, I was told that written discussion is more prone to misunderstandings than face-to-face discussion.
Yup, I think the real issue here is what responsibility do non-noobs have to noobs?

Some non-noobs here are well into the "familiarity breeds contempt" phase, and the contempt spews freely. I've griped about it before, but in the end I think we just have to live with it. Let's see which noobs survive the trial by FIRE.
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:59 PM   #183
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Re: Noobs

Many of these young whippersnappers weren't around for live-on-TV assassinations, immolations, Vietnam, Johnson, Nixon, Watergate, oil embargoes and oil shock 1-3, WIN buttons, malaise...

I've got my fancy-schmancy asset allocation, though I might be better off to let Vanguard's computers do the work for me...

Heh, heh

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Old 10-23-2007, 06:44 PM   #184
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Re: Noobs

Many of these young whippersnappers weren't around for live-on-TV assassinations, immolations, Vietnam, Johnson, Nixon, Watergate, oil embargoes and oil shock 1-3, WIN buttons, malaise...

I've got my fancy-schmancy asset allocation, though I might be better off to let Vanguard's computers do the work for me...

Heh, heh

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Old 10-23-2007, 11:16 PM   #185
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Here's my take.
Instead, it's "Have you been following the economy at all?" with the implication that the poster is simply ignorant (not following the economy) if not perhaps actually stupid (not interpreting the symptoms correctly).
Agree with Nords. I think that the tone of Razor's posts was more inflammatory than the content.

I recall that in one of my first posts I stated that I was concerned about a return of stagflation because of some of the factors that Razor mentioned. I don't recall any really negative responses.

As an aside I'm always amused when a new member "lectures" somone without knowing their background.

My all time favorite was when some told Martha that she should stop looking for government handouts and pull herself up by her bootstraps.

Finally, welcome to the board Razor.

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Old 10-24-2007, 12:24 AM   #186
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My all time favorite was when some told Martha that she should stop looking for government handouts and pull herself up by her bootstraps.

Finally, welcome to the board Razor.

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Anybody have a link to the Martha exchange, I suspect she was polite but the rest of the board wasn't
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I think that it was in one of the threads on health care and Martha was supporting more government involvement.

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Who was that guy anyway?

Don't place bets on whether I was nice.
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As an aside I'm always amused when a new member "lectures" somone without knowing their background.


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So, what is his background?
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Who was that guy anyway?

Don't place bets on whether I was nice.
Fair enough, but I did say polite not nice. I'd bet there may have been a wee bit of sarcasm involved.
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Old 10-24-2007, 07:02 AM   #191
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This thread reminds me of the flame wars that occur on the Diehard's board between the "stay the course" groupies and anyone who has a different opinion. Instead of expressions of opinions and ideas about what to do, the name calling starts. I hope members use the suggestions of Martha, Want2retire and others have posted to keep the threads lively, educational, and respectful.
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Anybody have a link to the Martha exchange, I suspect she was polite but the rest of the board wasn't
I believe it was HayekCapitalist in a thread titled "Moolah" -- the one where I was accused of being one of Martha's lackeys (which I consider to be a great honor).
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I believe it was HayekCapitalist in a thread titled "Moolah" -- the one where I was accused of being one of Martha's lackeys (which I consider to be a great honor).
Better than having your age overestimated by ~40 years, I guess.
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Old 10-24-2007, 01:22 PM   #194
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Soooo - now I can resurect my dividend stock ladders and two file cabinets of DRIP plans from 2003?

It's safe now?

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Old 11-01-2007, 03:58 PM   #195
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Well this morning my brokerage account reflected my highest balance for the year. Not in too big of a hurry to see what kind of damage was done today.
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Well this morning my brokerage account reflected my highest balance for the year. Not in too big of a hurry to see what kind of damage was done today.
ROFL!!! My TSP was rockin' and rollin too, early this morning. I was amazed with how high it was.

Tomorrow morning should be a bit sobering. But hey, we've been through a lot of ups and downs this year, so I am sure we can handle more of the same.

Another one of those blue-light specials, right?
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Another one of those blue-light specials, right?
More like a bud-light for me.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:14 PM   #198
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It looks like a double scotch day to me ... I think I will need to 'hide my head in the sand' keep to my buy and hold plans.
... but been there .. done that.
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Boy you were right about that.
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Perhaps this is a good time to reconcile one's theoretical tolerance for volatility with reality...
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