You might be a Liberal if.... Answered

Posted Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at 11:39 PM
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  • Mike - why don't you try your hand at the market? If you were to study it you might actually be decent at it.

    I am serious. It is a noble persuit as you risk your own money. All it is is noticing trends and following them and allocating capital on a risk reward basis and avoiding gambler's ruin.

    It does take a few years of study but you have proven that you can "stay on point" for a long period of time.

    My brother and I only spend about an hr a day working on it and we average about 30% a year.

    We are great record keepers and we write things down so we can show what we were thinking and teach from our past.

    As an example my brother came out with his $72 oil call in 2/2000 with a 5-7 year time horizon. We put together a portfolio during the bear market of 2001-2003 that went up 400% into the sell signal in 2008.

    We started to get bullish on gold in 1999. We have been riding that train for 11 years.

    There are long term tradable trends that are developing now.

    Something you should think about.

    This particular blog was the one that convinced me you might be good at this. You obviously are willing to spend the time and research to back up your points.

    That thick skin is required in the market as in many cases I am early in a trade, get poked fun at for being wrong, wait a few years than everyone called it an obvious deal. The key is to risk enough capital to not go broke then wait.

    Consider it.

    Wallis

    -- Posted by wallismarsh on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 6:15 AM
  • "what a coward" ????

    What does that have to do with anything?

    I am a liberal, have always been a liberal. My dogs are labradors.

    -- Posted by Grandma B on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 9:49 AM
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    That's the one thing that puzzled me most Grandma B. Most of the list seemed aimed more at what Governor Schwarzenegger would call "girly men" instead of at liberals as a whole.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 10:03 AM
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    The more serious problem with this list is that there is a fair amount of people who buy into most of this list without any question.

    When people actually think that liberalism is a disease or that liberals treat liberalism as a religion, which has been stated many times right here on this website we have much bigger issues than simply partisan political bickering. We have an entire segment of a population that, in reality, look down on us simply because what we believe.

    In the end they will try to pass it all off as a joke, but honestly I think it is a sick, classless, and immature joke that needs to be laid to rest.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 12:49 PM
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    So I went trolling through the two websites that were listed along with the original blog and I found the one true statement. I am kind of surprised that it wasn't listed on the blog.

    You might be a liberal if . . .

    . . . you think the problem is that Obama is just too darn moderate.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Wed, Oct 13, 2010, at 2:45 PM
  • You might be a liberal if... you have thin skin. Learn to role with punches. I think Sam does this to get your goat, so far he is doing a good job.

    -- Posted by Keda46 on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 12:04 AM
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    Hey as soon as they stop lying I'll roll with the punches.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 6:46 AM
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    I love that theme though Keda. All conservatives are kidding and all liberals need to take the joke because EVERYONE knows that no one really believes that stuff.

    Of course, if the show were on the other foot and I had put a list out like that I would be called every name in the book and there might even be some threats, because the resident conservatives take jokes so well.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 7:16 AM
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    While I am saddened that GI has been banned and I believe the tact that rrw took in announcing this was horrible and deplorable I too am shocked that more "liberals" have been thrown off this site than "conservatives".

    I have stated many times that I only flag when I feel that the terms of service have been violated. There are posters still around today that I have felt in the past by their language should have been banned quite a while ago yet they remain.

    Oh well it's fixing to get very quiet on these blogs. I will continue doing what I do best and that's blogging from my hear but always with facts (when called for) to back me up.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Thu, Oct 14, 2010, at 10:51 PM
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    Why did Guillermo get banned?

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 8:41 AM
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    If anyone's interested I have the multi paragraph sign off saved. If was pretty funny.

    -- Posted by Damu on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 12:01 PM
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    I'd be interested Damu, apparently I missed all the fun :(

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 2:12 PM
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    Darn Mike, I swore I'd be nice to you but this is too "rich".

    "While I am saddened that GI has been banned and I believe the tact that rrw took in announcing this was horrible and deplorable I too am shocked that more "liberals" have been thrown off this site than "conservatives"."

    How can you be sad that GI is gone, he apparently has no respect for you or your posts and is a self-avowed liar. I thought you hated liars? Or is it only the "liars" who you don't think agree with you like the alter-egos of your "supporters"

    You think the tact rrw took was deplorable but not the lies and misrepresentations, trying to trick people are not?

    Maybe the reason the more "liberal" posters got banned is that they violated the terms of service more. Actually if you count the number of people involved only think a couple of liberal posters were banned for their bad behavior. They just got banned repeatedly.

    -- Posted by SWNebr Transplant on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 2:44 PM
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    Welcome back SW. I am saddened (thanks for framing my quotes as you see it instead of how I meant it) because despite the ruse that was going on (which I knew nothing of) he was a good poster who used facts to back up his statements.

    I have no idea why he got banned I had not flagged any of his comments as of late.

    "Or is it only the "liars" who you don't think agree with you like the alter-egos of your "supporters"

    Can you explain this statement because it makes absolutely no sense.

    Again you spend so much time supposing about my thinking and putting in your own definitions that you misconstrue my statements completely. GI completely misrepresented himself on this site of who he was, that I find deplorable and wrong. The ideas that he put forth (whoever he was) were typically right on, truthful, and fact based. My respect for whoever GI was is gone, but not my respect for his thoughts.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 7:31 PM
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    Drop me a line at friendlydamu@gmail.com and I'll gladly send the pdf.

    -- Posted by Damu on Fri, Oct 15, 2010, at 8:17 PM
  • My observation is that you missed a clue as to the identity of the author. Note:

    "...teenagers can't control their sexual urges no matter what WE do..."

    The sad thing is, this list will probably be sent around and around the Internet as "fact" with other so-called Conservatives adding their own agendas to the list. Sigh

    The Conservative letter-to-the-editor writers in my town make all kinds of wild aspersions as to what they think Liberals believe. As I am one, I have yet to see any of them post what I actually DO believe.

    -- Posted by Wendamere on Sat, Oct 16, 2010, at 7:10 PM
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    It's quite amazing what they have been able to do Wendamere. In a little over 16 years (yes I am starting this at the 1994 midterm election) conservatives have been able to push this theme.

    They are able to tell liberals what liberals believe and if a liberal (for example you or I) actually say well know that isn't what I believe we are treated like idiots or insane because what they say is obviously the truth.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Sat, Oct 16, 2010, at 9:07 PM
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    Here's an interesting story.

    http://www.courthousenews.com/2010/10/18...

    and here we have been told over and over on this site that Democrats were stealing elections, yet with this story and the Ohio fiasco seems to point the other way.

    -- Posted by MichaelHendricks on Mon, Oct 18, 2010, at 4:41 PM
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