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GameStop stock

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by uriah1, Jan 27, 2021.

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  1. maxvintage

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    That's actually not a very good answer--it's low on specific fact and high on generalized repetition.
     
  2. ForgeHound

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    I did not link to the specific answer to my specific question, I linked to the bots' reddit user page--you probably just read the bots most recent post
     
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  3. deytookerjaabs

    deytookerjaabs Friend of Leo's

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    Hey now.

    When TDPRI was in it's first decade or so there were many real good pickers who posted a lot, highly educated aficionados, known builders, etc posting lots of well informed details about music, country music sessions & tele history as it relates to players or yore, I mean lots of high information stuff. I've read most of those old threads.


    It tends to be cargo shorts these days, for better or worse :D
     
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    Time to Reddit Fender or Gibson?
     
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    You wouldn't happen to know any usernames or player names I should look up on tdpri that might help in finding those old threads?
     
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    My man. I’m hoping for a pharmaceutical or maybe a health insurer
     
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    Investing is dead simple.
    First pay yourself ten percent of all you earn and then invest that in dividend paying "dull as dishwater" stocks.
    The hard part is the discipline to pony up that ten per.
    Ya really need that toy, partner??
     
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  8. deytookerjaabs

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    Redd, Nacho, Eugene Moles, Gil Yaron, lots of folks I can't think of off the top of my head who were in the classic country music scene. Hence, the Tele site. You can probable find many of'em searching through threads about Merle Haggard or big time tele/steel players of yore.
     
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    That's a very narrow, incorrect interpretation of the word (think, for instance, of examples of socialism in the US: the army, the fire department, the police, streets, etc...))
    Not wanting to get into politics - or economics, which is what we're really discussing here - I'll just explain what I meant by what I said:
    To do so I'll use as an example the losses of the wealthy investor/banking classes in, for instance, 2008. In that economic disaster, the losses of those who actually caused the crash were "socialized." That means that all of society covered their losses; the cost was borne by everyone.
    Individuals who lost their homes? Well, too bad. They lost their homes.
     
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    I believe it was Will Rogers who said, “buy land. They stop making it a long time ago.”
     
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    no, that's literally what socialism means. ask any socialist, communist, or anarchist.
     
  12. cyclopean

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    you should treat stocks and gambling the same - don't put up more than you can afford to lose.
     
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    My friend, you do understand that “socialism” means “goods and services provided by the government” (Police, military, libraries, schools, etc.) right?

    We are a strong socialist country.
     
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    The stock market is like gambling but not taxed like gambling. If the short sellers of Game stop made money we would have never heard about it. Sort of like too big to fail you dont hear about those companies unless they are having money problems. But what can you do it is the world we live in.
     
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    Well, no ;) If you own a company that has a real/good business and makes money, and you paid a price that takes that into account, then your stock isn't going to be worthless in the long term. But if you pay $400 a share for a business that's losing money and is circling the drain... well.
     
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    I understand, and you're right, in one widely-accepted sense, though it is my personal feeling that no one should get to take over a word and separate it from its linguistic roots and original meaning, which is what has happened to the word "socialism."
    After all, it comes from the word "society," not the phrase "means of production."
    There are, as you correctly point out, many versions of political movements that want to use the word "socialism." (Some confuse the issue by considering "communism" to be on the far end of the same continuum.)
    But it works just as well to define, in economic terms, institutions the costs and benefits of which are spread out over the entirety of society as examples of "socialism."
    Hence the term "democratic socialism..." among others.
    So I guess it's just a question of semantics.
    For the purposes of this discussion we can just call them "societally cooperative organizations" and socialized costs, as "costs borne by all," or, to simplify things, "Bob."))
    Either way, the people bailed out Wall Street, not the other way around.
     
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    In before the lock...
     
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    i'm going to go with marx and not people who have misappropriated the word.
     
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    no, that's just "government".

    socialism is when the workers control the means of production in a directly democratic way.
     
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