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Subject: Whining... Date: 12/11/2000 8:09 PM
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Gosh, all this whining about "thanks a lot" and "look what they did to my portfolio," etc. is really tiresome. When you read books like theirs or anyone else's, if you're smart you take it with a grain of salt. You read it, you compare it against your own experience and/or research, and you choose to accept it or not to. All they did was to purport one particular system of investing that they BELIEVED was best based on their own research. They didn't KNOW, they couldn't PREDICT that it would always be successful, and so forth. And even if they had claimed "we know for a fact that this system will always work," it's still up to the individual to accept that or not. If their data had been falsified and they had knowingly mislead people that would of course be reprehensible and, as one person inanely suggested, I could imagine a scenario where returning book royalties would be the morally correct course of action. But presenting their best strategy based on what they thought was the best info is hardly worthy of blame. They were trying to do you (us) all a favor...

It's time to grow up and take responsibility. No one forced anyone to invest anything regardless of how exuberant their claims may have been that F4 was the end all be all. There's a lot of "I'm taking responsibility but it's their fault" going around here and it's absurd.
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