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  • xgin xgin Apr 1, 2006 3:06 PM Flag

    Way off topic - it's the weekend

    Last week I purchased a burger and fries at McDonalds for $3.58.

    The counter girl took my $4.00 and I pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there, holding the nickel and 3 pennies. While looking at the screen on her register, I sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two quarters, but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this?

    Because of the evolution in teaching math since the 1950s......

    Teaching Math In 1950

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

    Teaching Math In 1960

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

    Teaching Math In 1970

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80. Did he make a profit?

    ! Teaching Math In 1980

    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20 Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

    Teaching Math In 1990

    A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong answers.)

    Teaching Math In 2006

    Un ranchero vende una carretera de maderapara $100. El cuesto de la produccion era $80. Cuantos tortillas se puede comprar?

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    • <<<Coming from a 26 year old, snot-nosed Aussie
      kid I guess one cannot expect great input.>>

      So what is your excuse?

    • Enough of your nastiness - go join the iggies.

      nuf already . . .

    • and i thought i was the only idiot going on a "gut feel". SELL SELL SELL at 3p 3/31. With a gut feel to BUY at a lower price early this week, If not AM monday...

    • Just shut up already. You are rude and full of insults. The funny thing is you are a legend in your own mind, but in no one elses. Take your BS in mathematics and your MBA and go shove them up your ass. Go brag and act like a know it all somewhere else. When it comes to SLW and this board you bring nothing to the table. Have a nice day bitch. Click....POOF....Ignore.

    • I am relatively new to the board, but have read enough posts to give crdnlau credit for the value that has been added as a result of his comments. As for yourself, bragging about a BS in Math is not much to brag about, and certainly not much to consider yourself an expert in any type of critical thinking matter.

      In any regard, the off topic discussions are getting old - regardless of which day of the week it happens to be. We have what I consider to be a once in a lifetime opportunity to make some serious life changing money in silver investments (SLW, physical siver, and any other silver related assets). If you do not believe me, just read some of Ted Butler's essays on - his writings can elaborate on the long term fundamentals of silver investing in a manner in which I can only attempt to scratch the surface here. Lets focus on the task at hand (i.e., making serious money in SLW) and not get into petty discussions regarding how much education anyone has or on any other side topic other than topics related to silver or precious metals investing.

      As far as the recent insane rantings from the shorts go, I would recommend that everyone place individuals that can not explain why, in a somewhat logical manner, that SLW should be shorted on the ignore list. This also goes for anyone that can only post messages in all CAPS. I am more than willing to welcome intelligent discussion on the potential risks of silver investing, but attempting to generate hype that incourages the sale of SLW only for purposes of covering a short position for the author is something that belongs in another forum.

      Good luck to all longs!

    • Very funny response.
      The answer--
      16M ounces of silver scheduled for this year--with more on the way with LaCoipa. No debt. 5 employees (meaning no mining). Rising PoS. Positive earnings. Good management.

    • I too teach critical thinking skills, and I agree with your ideas. Many math people are not effective critical thinkers when it comes to real life problems. And many math people are effective thinkers. Of course, this applies to many other people as well. But this isn't to the point. You're long on SLW? What's your reasoning?

    • We can learn from anyone irrespective of their educational attainments.
      You have a habit of putting people down. You seem to take delight in denigrating people rather than sticking to the subject of the discussion. It is why I had you on iggy before and why you are going back on iggy again. You are incapable of discussing a topic without getting personal. Ad hominem attacks don't show intelligence.
      Like I said I assess critical reasoning skills--I know a lot more about it than you do. And I've done it for over 30 years.
      And the MBA is hardly the qualifier.

    • Critical reasoning is a component of math skills but they are not the same. One can be good at critical reasoning but not good at math. One can also be good at math and lack critical reasoning skills in other areas.
      BTW--Critical reasoning is usually taught in the philosophy department.
      Congrats on your BS in Math.
      crdnlau BS, MBA, DBA
      PS I assess writing, math, and critical reasoning skills.

    • Sorry to disagree with you but they aren't. Math may help build it but you can think critically (or not) in qualitative situations also. Math skills and critical reasoning skills are not the same.

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