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BerniePragle

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  1. Is this a wrestling forum? I always come here for investment advice. Aw shid, I said no more jokes. Sorry
  2. Bummer, dude. I also missed out on Beanie Babies. I guess I'm just not a savvy investor.
  3. Oh, I agree. But, I wouldn't limit it to Crypto. That's pretty much the case with everything. The only thing worse than a head nodder is multiple head nodders.
  4. Last time I try to make a joke on here. Or even an analogy. Strike 1, strike 2...
  5. My friend told me that story probably 30+ years ago, so it had nothing to do with Crypto. It was a joke that I just tried to pass along. I guess, with you at least, it missed its mark. I've always thought of a sense of humor as an indication of intelligence (or not). "old guard dork"? Yeah, I guess that's what I'd call a guy who retired as CFO of an 11 billion dollar company, and is still a Director there. Trust me, I suspect there is nothing you could hope to explain to me that I'd be slightly interested in. “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” ― Daniel J. Boorstin - Librarian of the US Congress
  6. I suspect that Crypto is like tuna. Let me explain... I have a friend whose degree is in Finance and who works for a large company in Finance. He told me this story: A tuna fisherman catches a large tuna and sells it to a tuna dealer for $X. Dealer sells it to another dealer for $X+A. Second dealer sells it to another dealer for $X+A+B. This goes on until finally a guy buys the tuna to eat and finds it's spoiled. He goes back to the guy he bought it from and wants his money back because the tuna was spoiled. The last dealer says "Tuna ain't for eatin', it's just for buyin' and sellin'". In a way, I suppose all currency is like this. I guess you just don't want to be the last guy with no buyer for the tuna/Crypto.
  7. I think he was talking about Ernie Rutherford.
  8. Well, one way to look at it...We ought to get more than we get for our $750 Billion per year. Somehow with that number, we still can't care for our veterans without begging for private contributions. "Proposed by the CEO of a defense contractor"? No thanks. If you need money pissed away with little to show for it, get a defense contractor and the DoD involved. Maybe, I should say get 5 cents value for each dollar spent. This harkens back to the Russian systems of years gone by (and somewhat today).
  9. So, we'll make up another word with a salute to a few years ago... Tanfastical
  10. It's official. We have internet confirmation.
  11. I've been looking for a Womens Curling forum to transfer to. A lot of Nordic women, good balance, good teamwork. I think the possibilities are endless...
  12. I guess the most "natural" wrestler I ever saw was Cary Kolat. Also, to me Troy Nickerson always made it look easy for him. I would say that a "natural" in soccer would be someone who would be very good at falling down and acting like he/she was paralyzed if anyone got within a foot of them.
  13. Remember Columbo? He spoke very little, but knew a lot. This guy ain't Columbo.
  14. I think "combative" is a little strong. How about "opinionated"? There is that old phrase, "If two people have the same opinion, one is unnecessary". (Or something like that.) I think it's impossible to not see that Jimmy C has started many of the most active threads on here, although sometimes I can't understand his motivation.
  15. Maybe the forum can be set up so that you can approve/disapprove everything before it gets posted. Or then again maybe some people like a little humor with their wrestling.... BTW, if it were me, I'd end a question with a question mark.
  16. I have it from a very good source that he was the smartest student at Penn in the world that year decade.
  17. You must be in error. I tried to look this up, but could not find any transcripts from Penn for any US president.
  18. This may become analogous to the "dark money" so prevalent in and around Washington. US Representatives have a salary <$200K, yet after a few years become worth 10s of millions. I have long advocated that all our elected officials wear patches announcing their "sponsers", kinda like NASCAR or F1. The major problem there though is we have a "rooster in charge of the henhouse situation". That never works. Maybe we need patches on singlets announcing "sponsors", whether individual, corporate, or university (scholarship). At least then we'd know. Ultimately, we need two things, which are in short supply anymore... accountability and integrity. Lacking them, we need enforceable rules and consequences. Just like Kindergarten.
  19. Very interesting stuff. I like that you are trying to offer some "quasi-solutions" that people can then build on, find fault with, whatever. I kinda think the first thing would be to define the problem, which you have done quite well. The next step would be to quantify the problem. How big is it, how widespread? I don't think we know, but many of us probably anticipate it getting much worse, maybe to the point of being a major problem in our sport. One thing I have seen in my nearly 70 years is that once a sense of doing the right thing, of integrity, is lost it really is difficult to then have a fair, equitable, productive system. This is true in business, government, sports, even personal relationships. It's difficult to make rules when some people think the rules don't apply to them. It's even more difficult when the rules are vague or easily circumvented. I have worked for companies with many different cultures and different management structures. The best, most productive I've worked for have a technically competent individual with an unquestioned reputation for integrity and action at the top. With this in mind, I would like to see a sort of Commissioner/Czar in charge of NCAA wrestling rules and enforcement. Somebody such as Jordan Burroughs. I just think any sort of "committee" just won't work. (Obviously I've had no input as far as actual rules. Sorry.)
  20. I can make a truth table for you, however I must confess it's been a long time and it may take me a bit. I will guarantee an accuracy not less than 83%, but the user will be responsible for determining the 17% (max) inaccuracy. (Now, how's that for a new car warranty?)
  21. Exactly. Almost all segments of our society require some "rules"... traffic laws, criminal laws, regulations on professions, doctors, engineers, lawyers, etc, etc, in order to function optimally. Why are regulations on economics so opposed? Unless you are one of the very few that benefit from no regulations?
  22. If everybody’s doing it… There’s a lot of guys doing it. -Vincent Lauria
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