2012-07-01, 08:58 PM
wow, maybe i don't read enough of belguy's threads to see what the fuss is about, but i feel like he is being treated much too harshly, and i think he's being misunderstood (at least based on this thread).
he has an opinion about something, which happens to differ from most others on this forum. is open discussion not the purpose of this forum? a place where people can share ideas and open each others' minds to new thoughts and possibilities?
i didn't get the feeling from this thread that he thinks the end of the world is near. yah, the title is kind of provocative, but no more than a newspaper headline, and we all take those at face value, right?
and even if he professes (or professed) to be pro-couch potato and yet seems to advocate practices to the contrary... so what? so he's a hypocrite. that doesn't seem like just cause to ban him from the forum. who among us has not been hypocritical at one point or another?
can't we all just get along?
2012-07-01, 09:35 PM
I totally agree. The funny thing is some sugest using Bulguy as a barometer for gauging the market. I think a better indicator is the number of hate posts he gets when he posts regarding the direction of the market. I remember Robert Prechter the voted market guru of the 80s saying if he did not get a lot hate mail when he made a call for an important turn in the market, he knew he made a bad call.
Tim Wood A friend of mine lost a lot of subscribers & recieved hate mail @ the time he called the market top in 2007.
Newton became famous & many apply his concept but they have failed to go just one step further to that of cycles & the day will come when the coach potatoe style investing will fail to work. Like Galileo, great independent thinks like Burguy that understands the truth is his friend will be ridiculed to the highest degree just before the turn takes place.
2012-07-01, 09:54 PM
On the internet, you meet all kinds. I suppose that, if you had to show your real name, things would be more civil but, with anonymity, comes a lack of civility at times. I see their comments as a form of bullying. In fact, many of the same folks who do these putdowns were probably bullies at times during their lives. Anyway, as I said before, I see it as more of a negative reflection on them than on me. People can only hurt you if you let them hurt you. The fact that I am still on this forum indicates that I haven't let them get to me and I won't!!
Last edited by Belguy; 2012-07-01 at 10:04 PM.
2012-07-01, 09:58 PM
Originally Posted by Belguy