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d 08-22-2006 12:55 PM

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a new low for Kiyosaki? "the poor are wicked and slothful -- in other words, evil and lazy." http://finance.yahoo.com/columnist/a...ichricher/8813

HFWR 08-22-2006 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by d
a new low for Kiyosaki? "the poor are wicked and slothful -- in other words, evil and lazy." http://finance.yahoo.com/columnist/a...ichricher/8813

What a **** for brains nutjob... :uglystupid:

Must've missed the verse about the eye of the needle... :-\

laurence 08-22-2006 01:14 PM

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Or the definition of a parable. The Talents (money) the Master gives his servants is a metaphor for using whatever talents (as in ability) you have, however small, to their greatest potential.

I banish him to the Barry Manilow room in Hell, too. ;D

retire@40 08-22-2006 02:00 PM

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And what is PBS doing allowing him to spew his stupidity on their station?

saluki9 08-22-2006 02:32 PM

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Ok, that was a spoof right

right? :o


Nords 08-22-2006 02:34 PM

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Originally Posted by d
a new low for Kiyosaki? "the poor are wicked and slothful -- in other words, evil and lazy."

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Originally Posted by retire@40
And what is PBS doing allowing him to spew his stupidity on their station?

Kiyosaki-- and even PBS-- both know that there's no such thing as bad publicity.

LRS 08-22-2006 04:48 PM

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Lessee ... I inherited a house a couple years ago and I was too slothful to do the necessary things to it and sell it. I rented it out to friends but instead of making repairs, cleaning, painting, sorting through boxes of stuff I just jammed all the odds and ends down in the basement and locked it up. then I went home and watched tv.

My reward? The property increased in value by 100% over the last two years. Woo hoo! Gotta love that Lord! Thanks for the big reward! Meanwhile, in New Orleans, or Phi Phi Island, or Baghdad, there are decent, hard-working people who are better than me, and everything they have worked for has been demolished. Tsunamis, hurricanes, wars have taken away all they owned and everyone they loved. And this proves what about God?

retire@40 08-22-2006 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Nords
Kiyosaki-- and even PBS-- both know that there's no such thing as bad publicity.

I don't know about that. *PBS fired Bob Villa over him doing craftsman commercials for Sears while he was still doing This Old House. *At least he was promoting a great product.

steinj 08-22-2006 07:46 PM

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Warning: Rant to follow.

This guy is such a turkey. His columns are pathetic. Some times people are victims of circumstances - poor education, poor health, etc. He needs to get real and quit the holier than thou pontificating.

JoJo

Cut-Throat 08-22-2006 07:53 PM

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Warning: Rant to follow.

This guy is such a turkey. His columns are pathetic. Some times people are victims of circumstances - poor education, poor health, etc. He needs to get real and quit the holier than thou pontificating.

JoJo

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Marshac 08-23-2006 09:28 AM

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Originally Posted by retire@40
PBS fired Bob Villa over him doing craftsman commercials for Sears while he was still doing This Old House. *At least he was promoting a great product.

When I was little, I would watch This Old House with my parents.... now that Bob does Sears commercials, I wonder if that's why I like going to the tool section of sears so much....

spideyrdpd 08-24-2006 05:01 PM

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A victim of circumstance...
Ah all the poor people are victims of circumstance. ?

retire@40 08-24-2006 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Marshac
When I was little, I would watch This Old House with my parents.... now that Bob does Sears commercials, I wonder if that's why I like going to the tool section of sears so much....

Thank God you're too young to have seen the Charlie's Angels TV series, otherwise you might be out there in the Jaclyn Smith clothing area at Kmart.

Now that I think of it, I do tend to prefer Wesson oil. It's got "wessonality."

Gumby 08-24-2006 10:04 PM

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Ahhhh. Florence Henderson and a bottle of Wesson oil. Bring on the Twister game and you've got a real party.

astromeria 08-25-2006 08:12 AM

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Now that I think of it, I do tend to prefer Wesson oil. It's got "wessonality."

Now that I think of it, Kiyosaki lets the good times roll! :laugh:

<For those too old to remember, there was a motorcycle commercial on TV--in the 70s I think--with a jingle that began with "Kawasaki lets the good times roil!">

azanon 08-25-2006 08:24 AM

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The problem is, this is just one thing you cant make a sweeping generalization about. I'm sure in some cases, people are indeed reeping what they sow by their slothfulness. But there are also definitely other examples where people are indeed victims of circumstances, and poor lots in life.

So he's an idiot on this point, mainly because he made a generalization and applied it to all poor people. It would have been equally idiotic to generalize that all poor people are victims of circumstance and, thus, deserve subsidy.

Azanon

Enuff2Eat 08-25-2006 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Azanon
The problem is, this is just one thing you cant make a sweeping generalization about. I'm sure in some cases, people are indeed reeping what they sow by their slothfulness. But there are also definitely other examples where people are indeed victims of circumstances, and poor lots in life.

So he's an idiot on this point, mainly because he made a generalization and applied it to all poor people. It would have been equally idiotic to generalize that all poor people are victims of circumstance and, thus, deserve subsidy.

Azanon




Making "generalized" statement will make you alot of enemies. Victims of circumstances DO exist, for example lack of health, lack of opportunities, lack of education, language barrier (me personally), race, looks...so on and so on..

Well, then does most of the poor, mostly African american in the inner city (nyct, philadephia, baltimore, boston..) are victims of circumstances or just pure laziness???

i used to live in boston where i have seen many asian people have businesses, worked like dog, late into the night and weekend while most most of the "poor" just does NOT want to work. period. These hard working people that i am talking about can't bearly speak english.

what's up with that? i think there are enuff opportunities out there in the US just "lots" of the poor do NOT want to work hard


enuff

nun 08-25-2006 11:57 AM

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And what is PBS doing allowing him to spew his stupidity on their station?

I wrote to my PBS station and complained about Kiyosaki. He was hyped as someone who was going to tell the audience new things about investing. 99% of the show was total crap with zero content, the only thing I liked was that mentioned how the US workforce has been totally ripped off by the elimination of DB plans and the introduction of 401k plans with smaller employer contributions.

Here's how I'd make money.

1) do something you like for a job
2) spend less than you earn
3) minimize credit card usage, pay it off each month
4) contribute to your 401k and a ROTH
5) set up automatic monthly investment plan with a mutual fund company
6) buy a house or flat, NEVER do interest only mortgage, limit payments to 28% of income.


HFWR 08-25-2006 12:30 PM

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How unglamourous... ::)

nun 08-25-2006 01:57 PM

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How unglamourous... ::)

Exactly, thrift has a lot to be said for it, but glamourous it isn't. Some people will make
a lot of money running a small business or with speculative investments, but most folks work for wages and thrift and saving make the basic foundation for financial security.


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