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  • superbmindset superbmindset Aug 13, 2010 3:49 PM Flag

    Doing a Great job........keeping Giraffes Away!

    The stock is down almost 20% in two weeks...what I really want to know is: is this fellow really keeping giraffes away? Or is this just another correlation and causality delusion?

    A good book to read on this is "The Zurich Axioms."

    When reading it...I would just skip the third Major Axiom! :)

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    • When I first started laying out the Zurich Axioms on this board…I used real life examples from OPY, its analysts, upper management and the overall markets. I was trying to mimic Max Gunther’s approach to proving the axioms are valid. Only difference: I was using mostly current events rather than old stories told by my father. But if you study my posts with the diligence they deserve, you will find one particular post that I find real fun.

      In the Fourth Axiom, Max Gunther writes about forecasts and prophecies…

      He mentions Nostradamus and his indirect, mystical language. Trying to convey this phenomenon, on March 31st, I posted this:

      “Studying the patterns today I noticed a similar set of jiggles and these jiggles and wiggles translate to an attempt to end the beginning of a sharp drop?

      in a related cryptic question: why is it legal in NY to pump your own gas but illegal in NJ?”

      This indirect, mystical and cryptic post could have easily been characterized as the new age of prophecy….because 20 days later we had the BP oil spill…it is legal to pump gas in the Gulf but illegal in other parts of the country…combine that with the sharp drop and voila!

      Of course my cryptic questions were nothing more than “dense gibberish”…..accurately conveying what Max Gunther is talking about in his book!

      I am taking a short hiatus…will post again in a couple of months…

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