I am certain that your intellect is superior to mine, however I cannot help but find myself having reached a point that is somewhere to the left of boredom yet not quite at the point of annoyance. I encourage differing points of view and frequently gain much from those discussions. Yet much what I see from many of your posts are not so much a point of discussion but an argument. I try to teach my 9th graders that there is a not so subtle difference between discussions, debates and arguments. I think what John has been very successful in creating with his forum, is to provide a very friendly and inclusive platform for discussion. I have found myself disagreeing with his ideas and statements from time to time and generally keep it to myself, yet I do my own research in an attempt to clarify my position and personal thoughts on the topic/s. Not infrequently, I discover that I will change my mind on said topics. I welcome your input where it will add to the quality of the discussion, but please discontinue the argumentative nature of many of your posts. Bash me, trash me do what you will.......
Just please do not bore me. It quickly becomes tiresome and takes up our time when reading new posts. I suppose I could ignore them but I enjoy the search for information too much to risk losing potential "gems" of insight that may be lurking in the shadows.
One of the first things I was told as a new teacher was "do not be a bore."
So lets leave the bores in D.C. and in the MSM shall we?
Higgenbotham wrote: Oakwood's initial comments about John's forecasting record, which I happen to agree with for the most part were, well, I guess "boring"...Who cares? Who has a perfect forecasting record? Certainly not Gerald Celente, who I have been reading for years... Most of us don't come here to evaluate anyone's forecasting record. We come here to pick up original ideas that we can't find anywhere else (and which this forum is a great source of) and to try to do the best we can with our own forecasts....Next came the discussion of gold. My thought upon reading that was that it was the same old warmed over bullshit...
Oakwood wrote:As for Celente, my over-the-top praise was meant to be tongue-in-cheek, but what significant predictions has he gotten wrong?
freddyv wrote:Hi John,
It has occurred to me that the BP oil spill may turn out to be the economic equivalent of the dustbowl of The Great Depression. When I first had the thought I wanted to dismiss it as a stretch but then I thought about it for awhile and I realized that both where not just natural disasters but were caused by people who became complacent and failed to take reasonable precautions, mainly because of GD at work.
burt wrote:freddyv wrote:Hi John,
Interesting, + I just want to add a correlation with Tchernobyl (also bad engineers at the wrong places):
1986: 67 years after 1919 (end of crisis war in Russia)
2010: 65 years after 1945 (end of crisis war in the US)
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