LOL I have been investing for over 60 years, and it is not the same.
That's not investing...
Yes, it is. in·vest·ment[in-vest-muhnt] Show IPAnoun1.the investing of money or capital in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income, or appreciation in value.2.a particular instance or mode of investing.3.a thing invested in, as a business, a quantity of shares of stock, etc.4.something that is invested; sum invested.5.the act or fact of investing or state of being invested, as with a garment. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/investment
I own shares of stock in private companies. That's investing. You gamble in the market. That's not investing.gam·bling[gam-bling]noun1.the activity or practice of playing at a game of chance for money or other stakes.2.the act or practice of risking the loss of something important by taking a chance or acting recklessly: If you don't back up your data, that's gambling.http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/gambling
Going by that definition, investing in private companies would also be gambling.
Does Solar get a royalty every time a smilie is used?
If so, he'll be in the market for one of these:
So he's upgraded then. I heard Toy wanted her own helicopter.
Solar's having Phil build a helipad after he adds a basement...
LOL!The first ever nautical basement. Harry will be jealous...
Where is Harry, speaking of?
Not sure. The LNF Golden Girls have been telling everyone he has been hiding out here.
Same routine over there?
I'd expect no less. You will be a wonderful case study for young forum readers... sort of like a scared straight program.