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Old 12-19-2006, 12:51 PM   #41
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What she says in the show is fine. It's hard to concentrate when she is talking so slowly, moving her hands frequently, and stirring at you with her big set of eyes and teeth.
Yes! She has the worst delivery of any speaker I have ever seen. She presents as if her audience was full of metally retarded children.
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Old 12-19-2006, 12:52 PM   #42
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congratulations.

I can see yours too.


Yeah, but mine's bigger. At least, that's what Suze said.
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Old 12-19-2006, 01:30 PM   #44
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Remember her target audience. She's not that bad, and at the very least the various financial train wrecks that call in are pretty funny.
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Remember her target audience. She's not that bad, and at the very least the various financial train wrecks that call in are pretty funny.
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She presents as if her audience was full of metally retarded children.
If your punchline is true, can it still be considered subtle sarcastic humor?
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Old 12-19-2006, 02:05 PM   #46
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If your punchline is true, can it still be considered subtle sarcastic humor?
Actually, it was not subtle sarcastic humor. IMHO, she really talks like she is speaking to retarded children. OTOH, if you are correct , I guess this is not a criticism but rahter an observation.
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She presents as if her audience was full of metally retarded children.
Hey...they're talking about me!!! YEA!!!

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Metally retarded children? So they are in handcuffs?

Suze is more gaggingly overdone acting on TV than I can stand. The "callers" must be selected for the lamest people around. The solution to the person's problem are usually screamingly obvious.

But if people like that really exist, and I'm afraid they do, then she is providing a useful service to poke them in the rear or eye to get them to straighten it out. So as much as I may gag at a lot of her antics, she may be the best available to many. And gives hard advice these people aren't getting from mooching kids/husbands/girlfriends/siblings/swamp creatures.

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in jewish tradition there are two types of charity which go hand in hand: one anonymous and to the other you sign your name. in effect, one serves as example while the other serves your heart.

in buddhist tradition there are two types of teachers, one stands at the lectern while the other sits and meditates where if, by chance, someone kind enough to offer a bite to eat might bring back a pearl into the world.

you can be deepack chopra or wayne dyer offering spirituality for sale or freely exchange your insights and knowledge in cybercaves. what is the difference? which more effective, more satisfying? for me the lecture circuit party makes more noise as it scratches more of the surface. certainly it creates more dollar profit but for that i suspect it extracts a price, and not just from the purchaser, the price of fame.

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thank you all. life got a little rough there for a bit. but i'm on the mend and seeing things more clearly. i was looking for some roth info online, checking out the various financial forums and in reading dory's again, well, what can i say. there is no finer group online.
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IMHO, she really talks like she is speaking to retarded children.
Yeah - but most of her callers really sound like financially retarded children, so it kind of seems appropriate!

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Metally retarded children? So they are in handcuffs?
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Good to have you back. Sorry about your loss. I have passed through that cycle with my folks years ago and even now something reminds me and I feel sad for a while. I guess you just move on, with the world a little different place from how it was before.

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hiya baaaack at yas flip, doc & shiny.

what you say rich reminds me of something my brother said after the funeral, that everyone goes through this, only now, we won't have to go through this later.

shiny, i think i owe you an email but things were getting really difficult and then even my hard drive crashed so i don't have past emails. also now i'm on comcast having rid myself of southern bell and utilizing only a cell phone. me with a cell phone, how 200&6 is that?

nnkrealtor, sorry to have jacked your orman. personally, i used to enjoy her before i knew much at all about finance from other than personal experience. i even bought one of her books to give to a young colleague of mine strapped with credit card debt. though, looking now in retrospect, i did lose interest in her when i found these financial monks to teach me.
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Actually, I thought her advice re: paying off the mortgage versus contributing to your 401(k) was valid.

Her argument: if you get fired and your mortgage is paid off, you can always get a job packing groceries or some other low-paying job and still subsist. If you contribute to your 401(k) instead, if you're fired, you still have a large mortgage payment (thus, possibly a foreclosure).

DH and I paid off our mortgage in 6 years and were able to still contribute to our 401(k)s and RE, thanks to LBOM.
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