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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2013, 05:00:29 PM »
LOL I have been investing for over 60 years, and it is not the same.

Actually just living and paying taxes in the US can now be considered high risk investing...


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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2013, 06:07:12 PM »
That's not investing...



Yes, it is.



in·vest·ment
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noun
1.
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.
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something that is invested; sum invested.
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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2013, 06:19:41 PM »

Yes, it is.



in·vest·ment
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noun
1.
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.

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I own shares of stock in private companies. That's investing.  You gamble in the market.  That's not investing.


gam·bling
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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.



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"Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government."  -Milton Friedman

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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2013, 06:31:13 PM »
I own shares of stock in private companies. That's investing.  You gamble in the market.  That's not investing.


gam·bling
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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.



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Going by that definition, investing in private companies would also be gambling.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2013, 06:43:21 PM »
Does Solar get a royalty every time a smilie is used?


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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2013, 06:56:38 PM »

Going by that definition, investing in private companies would also be gambling.  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

Not really.  I have control (in some form or another) of the ventures I have equity in.  If they do what I know they will do, then I make money.  If things start to go sideways, I'm collateralized by company assets, or sell out, etc (depending on the type of deal).  I'm pretty protected going in (but yes, nothing is a certainty).
"Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government."  -Milton Friedman

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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #36 on: January 26, 2013, 06:59:35 PM »
Does Solar get a royalty every time a smilie is used?


If so, he'll be in the market for one of these:

"Many people want the government to protect the consumer. A much more urgent problem is to protect the consumer from the government."  -Milton Friedman

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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #37 on: January 26, 2013, 07:09:12 PM »
If so, he'll be in the market for one of these:




So he's upgraded then. I heard Toy wanted her own helicopter.


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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #38 on: January 26, 2013, 07:10:55 PM »
So he's upgraded then. I heard Toy wanted her own helicopter.

Solar's having Phil build a helipad after he adds a basement...
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« Reply #39 on: January 26, 2013, 07:14:43 PM »
Solar's having Phil build a helipad after he adds a basement...

LOL!

The first ever nautical basement. Harry will be jealous...


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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #40 on: January 26, 2013, 07:15:27 PM »
LOL!

The first ever nautical basement. Harry will be jealous...

Where is Harry, speaking of?
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« Reply #41 on: January 26, 2013, 07:19:32 PM »
Where is Harry, speaking of?

Not sure. The LNF Golden Girls have been telling everyone he has been hiding out here.


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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #42 on: January 26, 2013, 07:21:49 PM »
Not sure. The LNF Golden Girls have been telling everyone he has been hiding out here.

Same routine over there? 
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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #43 on: January 26, 2013, 07:37:46 PM »
Same routine over there?

Aside from Fuddy being engaged to Rick and some weird English guy yes...


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Re: Republicans Need to Stop Being the Stupid Party
« Reply #44 on: January 27, 2013, 05:15:34 AM »
I'd expect no less.  You will be a wonderful case study for young forum readers... sort of like a scared straight program.

Is "run away" a key phrase in the libtard handbook for posting? It sure is used a lot.
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