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Old 06-08-2010, 09:27 PM   #1
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What's in the Kool-Aid lately?

The board sure has gotten a lot more entertaining lately for primarily lurkers -occasional posters as myself. Between the Gold threads and the Buy and Hold sucks and the tin foil hat crowd and such I can't wait to go get my popcorn and come on over. Jeez here I wasted all this time with LBYM and asset allocation who knew all this fun was just waiting...
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:31 PM   #2
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If I were you I'd take all my money, take a trip to Vegas and put it on RED!
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If I were you I'd take all my money, take a trip to Vegas and put it on RED!

Not me , I would go with black . It's so slimming !
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Old 06-08-2010, 10:40 PM   #4
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The board sure has gotten a lot more entertaining lately for primarily lurkers -occasional posters as myself. Between the Gold threads and the Buy and Hold sucks and the tin foil hat crowd and such I can't wait to go get my popcorn and come on over. Jeez here I wasted all this time with LBYM and asset allocation who knew all this fun was just waiting...
You left out ritual sacrifice, dog photos, lottery winners, foreclosure scams and the usual political cheap shots...
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The board sure has gotten a lot more entertaining lately for primarily lurkers -occasional posters as myself. Between the Gold threads and the Buy and Hold sucks and the tin foil hat crowd and such I can't wait to go get my popcorn and come on over. Jeez here I wasted all this time with LBYM and asset allocation who knew all this fun was just waiting...
I was tempted to start a similar thread, but considering the mood I was in at the time I knew it was going to be ugly so I just took a vacation from the board for a day. That was a good choice on my part, as at the time I was thinking of ranting posing my question I was convinced that some of my fellow posters looked just like this:



I feel better now.

Not that I don't still think some of you are that guy, it's just that it doesn't bother me as much today.
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Did someone say dog photo's? Open the door an inch and I'm in.



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There is fear floating around for the more excitable folks and forum ownership will tacitly allow tinfoil hattery to run wild because bad news sells (aka generates lots of page views). Personally, I have been making a lot of use of the ignore poster and ignore thread functions lately.

But the jungle juice effect is all over the place. They released the results of the employee survey at work recently. Allegedly, the vast majority of responses were fawningly positive. Really? I'd love to know who is guzzling all this kool aid. Turnover is picking up at such a rapid pace that the revolving door's bearings are starting to smoke and even the usual rah-rah types I know are getting pretty disillusioned. Either the results were made up out of whole cloth, or everyone is too scared to really express themselves. I, at least, had the self respect to tell them what I thought about my "flair."
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ejman, wtf, you joined in Feb. 2007 and still have the designation, "recycles dryer sheets"! What is the secret of your success, how do you post so seldom? What advice do you have for the rest of us?
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They released the results of the employee survey at work recently. Allegedly, the vast majority of responses were fawningly positive. Really? I'd love to know who is guzzling all this kool aid. Turnover is picking up at such a rapid pace that the revolving door's bearings are starting to smoke and even the usual rah-rah types I know are getting pretty disillusioned. Either the results were made up out of whole cloth, or everyone is too scared to really express themselves. I, at least, had the self respect to tell them what I thought about my "flair."
My tin foil hat goes off to you for being honest.

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My tin foil hat goes off to you for being honest.

Well, realistically I have a foot and a half out the door, so I can engage in cathartic expressions of disgust without much risk. All the lifers know they cannot do that with impunity.
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At former megaconglomocorp, the employee surveys were anonymous, though they asked for your job grade and cost center, and in a small group like R&D, it couldn't have been too hard to put 2 and 2 together. But I figured if they didn't want my opinion, they shouldn't have asked for it...
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So why do tinfoil hats have the little devil horns?
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ejman, wtf, you joined in Feb. 2007 and still have the designation, "recycles dryer sheets"! What is the secret of your success, how do you post so seldom? What advice do you have for the rest of us?
I wear a specially designed tin foil helmet. It reflects brain waves so that a thought hardly ever gets out....
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So why do tinfoil hats have the little devil horns?
I think they are actually tin-foil hat vikings!

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That's possible. Do the horns serve a purpose?
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