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Posted by JumpShot - Jun 23, 2003 - 8:55am
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Posted: Oct 19, 2012 - 10:48pm

9-2014 — Bill Posted on Bug Reports & Feature Requests

You'll now get this message if you try to drag an image into the post editor:

(dragging of images into post editor is not allowed)

You would not believe how many problems that has caused.


Kurt - I believe everything I have stated during this afternoon.

I want you to know that you do not have to listen to an angry mob of unsophisticated tone-deaf peasants who tell you what you should and should not do here in paradise...

and you are free to ignore snarky comments that are not even about your journals but are just about someone else's comments if you wish... those bossy prudes have wrecked this website and driven so many interesting people away... just look at how dead the RAFT is these days...

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches finds your journals very interesting! Post in public whatever you wish...

as Peter Gabriel said, Shock The Monkey... love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

I want 43 new rubbers for these happy holidays...
Have a modicum of dignity and self respect for crying out loud. At least for the community at large.

Mugro, are you so insecure about yourself and your party that you allow ONE OPINION to upset you SO MUCH?

No, you nitwit from the pits of Hell, you cannot ask anything of me...  and quit picking your bloody nose...

I am not your enema...

Huh?  Is that a song comment?  Why are you so angry with me?  I am not your enema...

bokey post to romeotuma link — Thank you forum Posted: Oct 19, 2012 - 10:50am

islander Posted: Oct 19, 2012 - 12:42pm in the forum Spambags on RP

Private messages in a public forum — islander posted Oct 19, 2012 - 9:08pm

I appreciate the sentiment, but I really don't like the way things went down. I didn't like the guy and we've had both public and private words many times. But part of what I like here is that we are almost always able to resolve our differences or at least share the space with moderated contempt. I like that most people have a range of opinions here beyond the normal range of labels and are able to discuss and debate topics with those that have much different views. I like that we are normally able to self police without involving Bill unless something is being sold. Even when that fails people (myself included) normally recognize their errors and dial it back to fit within the bounds and norms of our little collective. But it just wasn't happening here and it was only a matter of time until he got progressively uglier and drove off some one who deserved to be here more (because the recognized and respected the boundaries).

I think RT needs help. And while I have no interest in providing it,and no interest in suffering the consequences, I do wish that he would have been able to fit within the pretty wide bounds that we have here.

So while I won't shed a tear at his departure, I won't shout a cheer either.

islander - 1-12-2014 - A couple of the rabid crazies have gone, a new one has arrived

Similar but different. A couple of the rabid crazies have gone, a new one has arrived. The political arguments continue, but I think in the last ~ 6 months or so they have become a little less personal. I expect that will change with the addition of a few 'new' faces when we closer to election season - hopefully most will save their powder for 2016 and keep 2014 reasonably peaceful. The Economix and ask a libertarian are still two of the better long running discussions that continue to be interesting. I think I argue less because a) I have less time most weekdays, and b) I don't think it helps much to just post the rolling eyes emoticon and that's what I feel like half the time. I do still try and raise/make points where it feels like it is valuable though.

There is still a strong core group with a lot of camaraderie, fun & silliness. It's still small enough that it doesn't feel as public as FB. I personally prefer this water cooler to that one, but I do stop in over there now and then too - mostly to check up on those who don't stop in here much.

Prodigal_SOB — posted in the forum Where is romeotuma — Oct 22, 2012 - 12:26pm

I'm not sure if banned is entirely accurate.  Up until now the convention for the truly well over the line offensive posters (like our old friend Mark for instance) has been to put a "DD " in front of their user name and immediately delete all their forum posts and song comments.  RT's account, like several others who seem to have left of their own accord, has been changed to "(former member)".  In the later cases their posts may or may not be deleted but are often difficult to find as they get confused with all the other other "(former member)"s.  Romeo's MO was more to try to come as close to the line as he could yet not go too far over and still be as annoying as possible.  Hopefully he has lost interest in us and will not be back. He had put himself in self exile in the journals for a little while before his last little fling.  He/she may just be revamping their act before rejoining us in a new package though. 

psycho nastiness in the forum Things You Thought Today on January 18, 2013

mutepoint - 1-10-2014 in Things that piss me off forum- This fucktard's continuing presence

This fucktard's continuing presence


Embedded link is: http://www.radioparadise.com/rp_2.php#name=Journal&file=show_entry&jid=13515
/to prevent it's shit from disappearing

mutepoint - malicious innuendo plus a physical threat - 4-17-2014

Posted: Apr 17, 2014 - 2:37pm in the forum— Radio Paradise Comments

malicious innuendo plus a physical threat

mutepoint says—

I can't - and won't - provide further details because of a promise made to a person affected. Rest assured, I along with others, would likely do some harm to the god's nipples idiot, should our paths ever cross. Not child porn. Think more along the lines of gaining the trust of someone vulnerable - and then using that position to cause harm. That's all I'll say, until released from my promise, which is likely never, as all parties have moved on. Besides ... it's really not my story to tell. So there's that too.

Kurtster 12-10- 2013 in Private messages in a public forum - Go away, Bruce. You are not funny. Life is tough enough without you trashing this place.

islander stock buying and selling advice in Economix forum 10-13-2014

You'll never get the timing right. Some of the biggest days of gain have followed corrections - side story here: I used to do pretty good by watching the earnings reports of a few strong companies. When they would miss by a penny or otherwise get bashed for trivial problems I would buy when they dipped 10% and sell when that 10% recovery happened. It was rare that I had to hold for a full month. Tesla today hit that pattern and I bought (more actually, I'm already in with them). The market is the same, just the windows are bigger.

The really nice thing about wealthfront and the like is that they do this automatically, with no fee to you. You pick how conservative you want to be and let it ride. They will automatically ensure that you weighting stays proper in the mix of stocks without charging you to rebalance. They also charge you less than 1/4th compared to a regular broker this compounds in your favor.

If you are afraid of the fall, then dollar cost average into your position. But if you have money sitting on the sidelines, you are really going backwards Wealthfront is free under $10K. The market is scary, but it is the only place you will get enough return to grow your money. Unless you are earning well above market rates, then it is important to have your spare cash working for you instead of sitting around and shrinking as the price of everything goes up.

If you had sat out last year waiting for the correction that was 'pending', you would have missed the run up from 1688 to 2019. We have seen retreats recently down to 1875 (nearing a 10% drop even). Buy you are missing all the up days waiting for it. Add in dividends and you are really behind.

Regarding my last edit point, this is from an Edward Jones flyer discussing market returns from 2002 to 2012 - some unusually tumultuous times:
Despite the uncertainties, the right approach hasn’t been to stay on the sidelines. Over the past 10 years, the average annual return of the stock market was 7.0% per year. If you invested $20,000 in stocks 10 years ago and reinvested the dividends, your money would have almost doubled, growing to $39,417. However, if you chose to get out of the market, missing just the 10 best days would have wiped out all your gains and led to a loss. Furthermore, missing the 30 best days would have reduced your investment by more than half.

Riding out the drops is scary but not being in the game is worse. Unless your money is in the mattress, other people are already playing with your money. There is no safe alternative. We are all in this game, like it or not. Might as well understand the rules and take a turn when it comes around.