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Post by Reub » Fri Aug 28, 2015 4:56 pm

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Reub wrote: Wasn't it nice when we had the two people who started this website always posting on here (and on the Bogleheads site beforehand) and they were always promoting, explaining and defending the PP? Why did they stop? I miss that!
I think it was Bob Dylan who said, I don't need to refute every allegation about me. I think it's enough that there is always *someone* on this forum at any given time who is willing to reiterate the principles. I mean, it's got to get boring after a while for the same person to have to keep doing it. The book is out there. The forum is out there. Why not just reread what they already wrote if it hasn't changed?

You make it sound like they started a scam and then ran off with ill-gotten gains.

I always wonder how 90-year-old Taylor Larimore keeps it up at Bogleheads.
Where did I say that they started a scam? I just wonder how they could be so into the PP to engage in vehement post after post on the BH site, then start this site, write a book about it, and then pretty much disappear for long periods of time. It doesn't take a lot of effort to write an occasional post or two on a semi-regular basis as most of my posts prove.
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Post by dualstow » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:22 pm

Reub wrote: Where did I say that they started a scam? I just wonder how they could be so into the PP to engage in vehement post after post on the BH site, then start this site, write a book about it, and then pretty much disappear for long periods of time. It doesn't take a lot of effort to write an occasional post or two on a semi-regular basis as most of my posts prove.
You never did, explicitly. But, since this is not the first time you've asked, in essence, "Where are they now", I get the feeling that some people feel they were just out to sell books -- in fact, didn't this come up once? -- and I seriously doubt they made a ton of money off of those book sales. If you don't feel that it's a scam, I'm happy. But, once we know how the pp works, how much handholding do we really need? And does it have to be from those two?
You may have some 30-year treasury interest as of Saturday. Vanguard’s transaction history is finally showing it, too.
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Post by MediumTex » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:48 pm

Yeah, where are those guys?

I heard that one of them ran off to Japan for awhile.
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Post by mathjak107 » Fri Aug 28, 2015 5:56 pm

Brazil with the book money ...
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Post by MediumTex » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:02 pm

mathjak107 wrote: Brazil with the book money ...
Probably so.
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Post by dualstow » Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:27 pm

Currently "washing" the money through a carpet vacuuming business, as the authorities have really clamped down on car washes since Breaking Bad was broadcast.
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Re: No where to hide

Post by Reub » Sat Aug 29, 2015 12:29 am

It's good to see I've flushed one of them out! At least for one day.
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Post by MediumTex » Sat Aug 29, 2015 1:12 am

Reub wrote: It's good to see I've flushed one of them out! At least for one day.
Here is my answer to that.

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Post by Greg » Sat Aug 29, 2015 2:31 pm

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Post by craigr » Sat Aug 29, 2015 6:23 pm

MediumTex wrote: Yeah, where are those guys?

I heard that one of them ran off to Japan for awhile.
I'm sorry but my satellite comms on my globetrotting yacht was down for a few days so I couldn't post.

But you know the best thing about writing a book on a niche investing strategy is? The free bar of gold we receive each month for our efforts. Not to mention the extensive fees we receive for each post we make on an internet forum. The profits vs. time expended has been phenomenal. Frankly, I have had a hell of a hard time spending all the money on just strippers. I need to find either a good healthy drug addiction to blow all the royalties, or more expensive strippers.
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Post by dualstow » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:03 pm

You need a snortfolio.
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Post by MediumTex » Sat Aug 29, 2015 8:24 pm

craigr wrote:
MediumTex wrote: Yeah, where are those guys?

I heard that one of them ran off to Japan for awhile.
I'm sorry but my satellite comms on my globetrotting yacht was down for a few days so I couldn't post.
Whoa dude, you only have one yacht?

I bought a yacht for every member of my family.  I named them the Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria, the Palais Aqua, and the J-Law PP Pimp Pod.

I'm like L. Ron Hubbard sans the 501(c) tax exempt status.

And the groupies...don't even get me started.  I'm thinking about buying another yacht just for them.  I'm going to call it "Browne Skeazin".
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