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Old 12-14-2010, 03:38 PM   #61
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Hysterical to go back and read twaddle defending her. Almost reads like a shill.
I went back and read the thread (it was closed just before I joined the forum) and had exactly the same thought.
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:12 PM   #62
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One of my favorite threads...

I thought I'd dive right in but I muffed it
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:23 PM   #63
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One of my favorite threads...

I thought I'd dive right in but I muffed it
I'd forgotten that classic - probably had a mini-stroke when I first read it...
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Old 12-14-2010, 04:29 PM   #64
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I was a moderator at the time. There was at least as much background messaging between MMND and the moderators trying to help her fit in and perhaps tone down her style.
Wow. It should not have been so hard for her to figure out. Just take it easy, just take it slow, no need to worry, 'til the sireens blow...

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One of my favorite threads...

I thought I'd dive right in but I muffed it
Oh, that was classic!
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One of my favorite threads...

I thought I'd dive right in but I muffed it
Primo thread. A bit before my time so I missed it. Enjoyed reading it very much.
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Old 12-14-2010, 05:49 PM   #67
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Ah, I remember the Retire Early forum on the Motley Fool website. I was one of the ones who stopped reading it after they started charging for it.
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I enjoyed REW's post. It should be made a "sticky" thread.
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I enjoyed REW's post. It should be made a "sticky" thread.
... like the one about Bull Semen?
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I read that thread too. X-treme thread hijacking, that one!
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I lurked during the TMF days, until they wanted to charge for it. Later I found the intercst REHP site and lurked there and then lurked here for a few years until I finally joined. Here's a question for the old timers -- did people at one time (maybe in the TMF days) use a tagline "_____ since 1902", like "snorting bacon since 1902" or "investing in annuities since 1902" or something like that? I seem to recall that, but it may have been elsewhere.
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I lurked during the TMF days, until they wanted to charge for it. Later I found the intercst REHP site and lurked there and then lurked here for a few years until I finally joined. Here's a question for the old timers -- did people at one time (maybe in the TMF days) use a tagline "_____ since 1902", like "snorting bacon since 1902" or "investing in annuities since 1902" or something like that? I seem to recall that, but it may have been elsewhere.
Made me look. I did a search for "since 1902" and this one (#37) popped up: I would like to see more people posting

And one of the coolest thiings about this forum is that you can read threads as old as this--started in July 2003! When dinosaurs roamed the financial landscape.
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I lurked during the TMF days, until they wanted to charge for it. Later I found the intercst REHP site and lurked there and then lurked here for a few years until I finally joined. Here's a question for the old timers -- did people at one time (maybe in the TMF days) use a tagline "_____ since 1902", like "snorting bacon since 1902" or "investing in annuities since 1902" or something like that? I seem to recall that, but it may have been elsewhere.

That phrase (and I thought it was 1901) was from the TMF Early Retirement board. Never saw it used here.


I got a free membership when the charged for TMF so I kept posting until it went downhill.

Posting made up facts on internet discussion boards since 1901.
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Old 12-14-2010, 09:00 PM   #74
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Thanks for posting the history.

As one of probably many resident lurkers I appreciated being filled in on some of the back story.

As for mmnd; I am left with a headache.

To many more years!
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I first got serious about RE in early 2007, and I also read the article in Fortune regarding Nords. Once I found this site in Jan '10, I knew I had to log on. Thanks to everyone for the wealth of information and experience that is shared here! It took me a couple of months to put 2&2 together and realize that Nords was the guy I had read about a few years ago!
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BTW, what happened with Google shutting her down? I don't recall hearing about that.
Depends on whose conspiracy theory you endorse. Google (owner of Blogger) disabled her blog and her other Google accounts. When Google does such a thing it's usually for some violation of terms of service or other customer complaints. Another possibility is that her account was somehow hacked by someone who went on to violate her terms of service and got her in trouble. She chose to believe in the hacker theory.

She also used to post her portfolio history/results. I noticed that stopped in late 2008/early 2009.

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Glad to help! Funny story. IIRC that article came out in the June issue of Forbes. In July we went on a college tour, and the first stop was Notre Dame. (Their alumni shower so much money on their NROTC unit, the nation's largest, that the staff doesn't even bother to ask Navy for funding. In 2007 this included their brand-new $7M training building.) We really enjoyed the tour but spouse and I were trying very hard to fade into the background and get our daughter out front to ask the questions. She started getting into it and by the end of the day she was firmly in charge.

We were sitting in the submarine lieutenant's office while she interviewed him about their program, and things were going pretty well. Suddenly he made eye contact with me and said "Hey, you're the guy in Forbes, aren't you?" Her interview was over-- suddenly he was interviewing me about my career and the Reserves and his other options.

We eventually got back on track, but our daughter was thoroughly disgusted. At the next two colleges we were lucky that we even got into the lieutenant's offices...
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I was an active poster when the whole MMND showdown happened and I had no memory of it! I gotta start paying more attention...
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As Clifp said, the "[insert subject here] since 1901" tagline was from the Motley Fool board and a few folks carried it over when they began posting here.

Unlike dryer sheets or bacon, it lacked staying power...
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Ah, the only problem with MMND is that she had such a thin skin that she didn't stay around serving as the pinata long enough. She was at least coherent, as opposed to the 40 paragraph hoco-rants and the bizarre quasi-legal arguments spouted by Emeticus.
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