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wolfdancer
11-06-2009, 02:58 PM
I'm proud to announce that with just 4 minutes left in the trading day, I am up $14. (true)

Maybe this self directed retirement fund is better then SS ???

cushioncrawler
11-06-2009, 04:36 PM
Woolfy -- U know that there iz cake and there iz knives. Knives are useless -- except to cut the cake. $$$$$$ are just knives -- $$$$$$ are not cake.
If everyone in the usofa were up $14 every day, the cake would be no bigger -- ie everyone wouldnt be up at all.
Usofa needs people making more cake -- people making more $$$$$$ are just fighting to get a bigger share of the cake.
madMac.

wolfdancer
11-06-2009, 06:19 PM
I like your analogy.
AND I even learned something....we (I) tend to use analogy and metaphor interchangeably, and I found a good explanation of how they differ on :
engrish 101 1/2 (http://grammar.about.com/od/mo/g/metaphorterm.htm)

cushioncrawler
11-06-2009, 07:03 PM
Woofly -- Ekonimix iz best taught by analogy.
One of the earlyst ekonomists, Jesus, preferred to uze parables.
madMac.

................The parable tells of a master who was leaving his home to travel, and before going gave his three servants different amounts of money. On returning from his travels, the master asked his servants for an account of the money given to them. The first servant reported that he was given five talents, and he had made five talents more. The master praised the servant as being good and faithful, gave him more responsibility because of his faithfulness, and invited the servant to be joyful together with him.

The second servant said that he had received two talents, and he had made two talents more. The master praised this servant in the same way as being good and faithful, giving him more responsibility and inviting the servant to be joyful together with him.

The last servant who had received one talent reported that knowing his master was a hard man, he buried his talent in the ground for safekeeping, and therefore returned the original amount to his master. The master called him a wicked and lazy servant, saying that he should have placed the money in the bank to generate interest. The master commanded that the one talent be taken away from that servant, and given to the servant with ten talents, because everyone that has much will be given more, and whoever that has a little, even the little that he has will be taken away. And the master ordered the servant to be thrown outside into the darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth.

However, when the master and hiz two best servants went to the bank the next morning, they found that the banks had crashed overnite, and their fourteen talents were now zero talents...................

wolfdancer
11-06-2009, 08:40 PM
That's the way it is with talents....here today, gone tomorrow. Look at whatever happened to Baby Jane. I tried out for America got talents and they told me I had none to start with, an....

cushioncrawler
11-06-2009, 09:52 PM
Woofly -- The way it works iz -- 5 Efforts = 1 Talent -- and 5 Talents = 1 Luck.
If u havnt got any Talent then a box full of Praktis might get u there anyhow.
But u karnt beat Luck.
madMac.

wolfdancer
11-07-2009, 12:10 AM
I played league last nite against some no talent players, and was lucky enough to get a 2/2 split, as they really did get all the rolls.....course i may be overestimating my own talent.....