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Stinky The Clown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-15-08 03:36 PM
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2. Oy .... you're right.
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  -I saw an interview with a retired couple who lost a million bucks ..... and I felt bad for them. Husb2Sparkly  Dec-15-08 03:33 PM   #0 
  - 50B worth of fraud  bullimiami   Dec-15-08 03:35 PM   #1 
  - Oy .... you're right.  Husb2Sparkly   Dec-15-08 03:36 PM   #2 
  - I read this today  Tangerine LaBamba   Dec-15-08 03:37 PM   #3 
  - To be old AND poor in this Country is a terrible thing..  annabanana   Dec-15-08 03:37 PM   #4 
  - And yet, and yet  question everything   Dec-15-08 03:40 PM   #5 
  - Most of us have lost a lot.  Cleita   Dec-15-08 03:41 PM   #6 
  - I moved a part of my SEP-IRA into euro-based securities a few years ago.  Husb2Sparkly   Dec-15-08 03:55 PM   #9 
     - That's what I was afraid of.  Cleita   Dec-15-08 04:01 PM   #14 
        - Better to lose 2% to inflation than 40% to the vagaries of the market.  MercutioATC   Dec-15-08 04:20 PM   #18 
           - I'm afraid it's going to be a lot more than that,  Cleita   Dec-15-08 04:23 PM   #21 
              - Obama's not magic, but he's good enough to stop that scenario  GoesTo11   Dec-15-08 04:35 PM   #23 
              - I don't think it's going to get THAT bad.  MercutioATC   Dec-15-08 04:46 PM   #24 
                 - I'm responding to your post but it's actually for anybody else in the same boat  Doremus   Dec-16-08 12:15 AM   #35 
  - I'm amazed at people like Madoff. If you were poor and desperate, I at least understand the impulse  Mayberry Machiavelli   Dec-15-08 03:43 PM   #7 
  - GREED.  madinmaryland   Dec-15-08 03:56 PM   #11 
  - LIKE YOU SAID, GREED!  Blue State Native   Dec-15-08 05:24 PM   #25 
  - I once read a comment to the effect that once you have enough money  Lydia Leftcoast   Dec-16-08 12:54 PM   #37 
  - People have had their savings stolen from them all over this country  endarkenment   Dec-15-08 03:51 PM   #8 
  - When do we get our day in court?  Husb2Sparkly   Dec-15-08 03:57 PM   #13 
  - Never "invest" what you can't afford to lose  Tansy_Gold   Dec-15-08 03:55 PM   #10 
  - Their money was flat out stolen  gravity   Dec-15-08 04:03 PM   #16 
  - Yes, their money was stolen, and I'm not absolving Madoff of  Tansy_Gold   Dec-15-08 05:36 PM   #26 
     - They didn't know that it was going to be a scam  gravity   Dec-15-08 11:50 PM   #31 
  - I can answer from what my husband and I did.  Cleita   Dec-15-08 04:21 PM   #19 
  - Try as I might I can not feel much sorrow for millionaires that squandered their money  Winterblues   Dec-15-08 03:57 PM   #12 
  - They were suppose to be invested in a diversified fund  gravity   Dec-15-08 04:08 PM   #17 
     - They were invested in a cult of personality  alcibiades_mystery   Dec-16-08 12:13 AM   #33 
  - I wonder how they voted since 1980?  Waiting For Everyman   Dec-15-08 04:03 PM   #15 
  - I view a lot through that same prism you use .... "how did they vote?"  Husb2Sparkly   Dec-15-08 04:21 PM   #20 
  - I find your assessment a bit harsh  Moose4Biden   Dec-15-08 04:33 PM   #22 
     - It isn't the country club, it's the RW economics and its tactics - being ok with that.  Waiting For Everyman   Dec-15-08 07:49 PM   #29 
        - ?  Moose4Biden   Dec-16-08 11:34 PM   #40 
  - I usually have loads of compassion for people-but I find it hard to drum up sympathy for greedy  TheGoldenRule   Dec-15-08 06:17 PM   #27 
  - I have zero sympathy for them....  KzooDem   Dec-15-08 06:29 PM   #28 
  - You fail reading comprehension  Husb2Sparkly   Dec-15-08 11:08 PM   #30 
  - Read for comprehension next time instead  MadHound   Dec-16-08 12:01 AM   #32 
     - My bad...misread the original story. One million isn't that much these days for retirement...  KzooDem   Dec-16-08 12:50 PM   #36 
  - Yes, they are victims.  eridani   Dec-16-08 12:13 AM   #34 
  - "You can't cheat an honest man" - W.C. Fields  greyhound1966   Dec-16-08 12:55 PM   #38 
  - They are victims. As are many of the people who got suckered into ARMs.  thecatburgler   Dec-16-08 01:01 PM   #39 

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