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Old 01-19-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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http://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Want-Yo...e=UTF8&s=books

Two demagogues for the price of one with forward by Rosie O'Donnel

Should we expect a book review from Nords?
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Old 01-19-2007, 04:09 PM   #2
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I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
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Should we expect a book review from Nords?
Nah, life's too short to listen to those schmucks, let alone try to plow through the crap that their ghostwriters turn out.

Anyone who fires Carolyn Kepcher because "she loved her fame and she loved her celebrity on 'The Apprentice' and it was affecting her work" just might have a blind spot or two about his own performance reviews. Hey, Donald, how's the casino doing lately?

As for Kiyosaki, he lies. It's not worth anyone's time to sort his trash from treasure. I did enjoy playing the Cashflow Game, though, and someday we'll try it again with our kid.

Speaking of sleeping at night, I don't know how Sharon Lechter manages to do it. Maybe she sobs with shame all the way to the bank...

Hmmph. I guess this turned out to be a book review after all. But unlike all my other book reviews, I'll never read this one.
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From the back cover:

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A portion of the profits of this book will be donated to charitable and educational organization that support Financial Education.
Hmmmmm...The Trump/Kiyosaki Center to Educate Rich Guys on What Sort of Worthless Junk They Can Make a Buck From?
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I think that I would rather read a book by Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.
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I think that I would rather read a book by Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.
At least it would be shorter. Much shorter.

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Much shorter indeed.

Something like:

Chapter one: That is SOOoooooo HHOT!!

The end
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I think I just threw up a little bit in my mouth.
If you want to thow-up a little more, look at the amazon sales ranking compared to financial books you liked from authors you respect. This book is flying off the shelves.
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re: book flying off shelves

Well, I've always looked at it this way: we all would not be on the top half of the Gaussian curve if there weren't others to counterbalance us
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It sounds like the message is a fool and his money are soon parted.
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Much shorter indeed.

Something like:

Chapter one: That is SOOoooooo HHOT!!

The end
NEWS UPDATE.......

Today Paris Hilton and Linday Lohan (from her treatment center) filed suit against Zathras for using copywrighted material in a retirement forum...

Paris said "I can't believe he published the WHOLE BOOK!!!".

However, he did not supply the video that was to be distributed with the book, so the damage might not be more than $10.
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As for Kiyosaki, he lies. It's not worth anyone's time to sort his trash from treasure.
Man, I'm liking this forum more and more. I can't stand Kiyosaki. I read "Rich Dad Poor Dad" in one sitting at the bookstore (thankfully didn't pay for it), and I couldn't believe the insipid collection of warmed-over platitudes that passed for "financial advice." For example: "acquire assets that generate income." : No way! I never would've thought of that, Robert! I read through the entire book looking for the chapter which explained in detail how one went about acquiring assets that generate income, but strangely I never found it.
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At least it would be shorter. Much shorter.
Hey, i'd read it if it had pictures.
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I saw him on TV late one night, what a joke!
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My sons and I went to the bookstore last night and I spent a few minutes checking out the personal finance and investing section. It was disheartening to see that the Trump/Kiyosaki book was prominently displayed and seemed to be selling well. As I was checking out I noticed a seperate display for the book (again selling well it seemed) along with the whole array of the rest of Kiyosaki's rubbish.
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Trump is a given phoney. I don't care if he is rich or not, he has no business giving any regular person financial advise.

I didn't pay much attention to Kiyosaki until recently, he didn't appeal to me much since his primary focus was rental real estate which has waaaay to high of a PITA factor for me.

He must be long on silver. I heard him interviewed on the largest radio station in Minnesota a couple days ago and he said how he loathed the stock market, especially mutual funds. He was a bit cool on real estate, he was telling the audience the only way to beat inflation was to buy precious metals, especially silver. He actually recommended that people go to stores and pay retail for silver coins, bring them home and put them in a safe. "This will guarantee you'll keep your buying power".

I remember when I was in High School in 1980 our principal was giving out free financial advice. He told everyone to buy silver and gold. Gold was around $500 per oz. and silver darn near $50. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones was under 1000. 25 years later he's about even on the gold, and has a ways to go on the silver. I can't think how well he'd been set today if he'd invested 10% of his earnings in an S&P index fund from that day forward inside his IRA. He also built a bomb shelter because he was sure the Russians were coming to Minnesota any day.
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I am deeply offended that you all are insulting my dad and my godfather. You see not I have been entirely straight with you all, the reason I retired early has nothing to do with Silicon Valley and everything to do with Donald. You see I am actually the love child of Rosie and the Donald (Trump) (she was thinner and bi-sexual back then.) They shipped me off to Hawaii were I was befriended by Kiyosaki who taught me all kinds of valuable lesson. The most important being that Donald was willing to pay big bucks to get me to shut up about his tryst with Rosie O'Donald.
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Okay, this is very funny thread.
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You see I am actually the love child of Rosie and the Donald (Trump) (she was thinner and bi-sexual back then.)
Most posters try to hide their true identity, but since you've openly admitted who you are, I just wanted to say I loved you in Nacho Libre...


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I remember when I was in High School in 1980 our principal was giving out free financial advice. He told everyone to buy silver and gold.
Shortly after college circa 1982/3 a co-worker was just starting up as a financial advisor. He got me started contributing to an IRA, well before it was popular, that was good. His second piece of advice was to buy silver, so I bought 100 oz bar of silver for roughly $11 an ounce. Now what the gold bugs don't tell you is got figure out some way of storing the silly stuff. I was too cheap to fork over $50+ year for a safety deposit box. So I kept it at home in CA. Every once in a while I bring it out and show it to friends. Three moves and 24 years latter my precious silver bar which is worth almost exactly what I paid for it, is gone.

So when you hear the gold salesman on radio or TV tell you, gold unlike stocks never goes to zero, remind yourself that it possible to lose 100% on your precious metal investment. (I have purchase hundreds of stocks and bonds over the years and never lost a single one.... even when they weren't with a broker.)
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