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  • hailstorm_catapult hailstorm_catapult May 29, 2012 4:21 AM Flag

    Three things to remember going forward

    1. Every public statement from the worlds of business, finance, and politics, is a lie.

    2. A lie is not necessarily the complete opposite of the truth. In fact, the best lies are very similar to the truth.

    3. I tell the truth around here because this is my hobby, not my job.

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    • 1. Hailstorm was wrong on the way up.
      2. Hailstorm was wrong on the way down.
      3. See 1 & 2.

      Go SNTA go!

    • Scrooge would, of course, go on to have an incredibly successful and fulfilling life, before the tragic onset of hallucination inducing Alzheimers.

    • There was something vaguely familiar about hailstorm's comments about how hard the world is and how bad people are. It struck me as I was eating breakfast this morning what it was. Hailstorm sounds exactly like Ebeneezer Scrooge from the Dickens classic "A Christmas Carol".

      The scene from the 1951 movie version (my favorite of the many versions) has Scrooge entering his new place of employment after leaving Old Fezziwig. He meets Jacob Marley and they discuss their views of the would. Young Scrooge says the world is undergoing great changes, but becoming a cold and hard place. One needs to steel oneself against it or risk getting crushed under like the week, old and infirmed. There might have been something about the old ways going the way of the dodo (or going extinct) in that exchange, or maybe it was before when Scrooge's new employer was speaking with Old Fezziwig and trying to get him to sell. In any event, if you recall, that new employer turned out to be an embezzler and this allowed Scrooge and Marley to cover the crime by buying control of the company.

      Okay, back to SNTA and Ganetespib.

    • Interesting, the topics of message boards while a stock is rising big on no news. How people can lose their focus to type away their time just doesn't seem productive. Glad you don't work for me.

    • Have always enjoyed your posts, however:
      " am able to enjoy and appreciate my existence for what it truly is."

      Really? What it 'truly is'? Perhaps just a touch of the self-infatuated food tube there?
      Or just garden variety chutzpah?

      Your comments about SNTA have proven to be correct more often than not but a monad's comments about his 'true reality' is a bit much. Methinks he protesteth too much.

    • My words obviously affected you enough to spew out another few thousand letters of drivel.

      I get it. You've done a lot of things that make you feel good about yourself. And I'm sure you'll tell me many more until I "get" the message of philosophers that died thousands of years ago and worked under a completely different set of postulates.

      I'm sorry that you cannot understand that I am neither a victim nor a villain. And that, while you must keep fooling yourself to get by, I am able to enjoy and appreciate my existence for what it truly is.

    • hailstorm,

      <1. Every public statement from the worlds of business, finance, and politics, is a lie.

      2. A lie is not necessarily the complete opposite of the truth. In fact, the best lies are very similar to the truth.

      3. I tell the truth around here because this is my hobby, not my job.>


      I see you are announcing to the board that you are an expert on the topic of lying. We appreciate your candor, but I suspected as much from reading some of your posts. Looks like your comment #3 is an excellent example of your comment #2. Thanks.

      On a separate note, how sad it must be for you to live your life with such a cynical attitude as you displayed above. You cavalierly dismiss the many honest and good people by focusing on those who are less so. Was is some trauma or disappointment from your childhood that did this to you, or was it something later in life?

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      • Good luck getting by in life with that Pollyanna attitude. You're gonna need it!

        Lying and deception are products of evolution. The lion that lies in wait and stalks its prey survives better than the one that prances around saying "Here I am! I'm a lion! Roar!" And so it is no wonder that those people that can lie and deceive are living the lives of kings, while those that cannot serve as slaves to their system.

        Altruism is a myth. That which is not done to fulfill immediate survival needs is done for vanity. The most outwardly pious are the most inwardly vain.

        Recognize the world's lies, your own lies, and your own vanity, and you will become like Keanu Reaves in The Matrix.

        This has been today's sermon on the mount. Do with it what you will.

    • some hobby

 
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