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Subject:  Re: Cramers Game Plan Date:  9/21/2008  8:34 PM
Author:  Starrob Number:  262 of 5166

When it comes to investing I have learned to go by my instincts more than strict mathematics. Sometimes, that makes me a genius and other times it hurts me.....but I take the good with the bad because so far I have yet to see a perfect system. Even Buffett makes mistakes and he tends to get it right more often then most.

One thing I like about Buffett is that he tends to acknowledge his mistakes in most interviews that I seen of him. Many people tend to place him in god like status when it comes to investing but in most interviews that I have seen of him, I see a man aware of his own myth.

Some people believe strictly in mathematics. They think mathematics and science will always provide a perfect solution. I also used to bow to those gods until I realized that agents of chaos do exist.

Whether the agent of chaos is Bin Laden, the Hurricane Katrina and Rita, earthquakes, sunspots or even the Joker in Batman. I don't know how many seen that movie but to me that is a very deep movie. I think most people are focused on the action but whoever wrote that movie was a very deep philosopher.

The writer put things in there that maybe flies a bit over a lot of people's heads. Here is my favorite part:

"The Joker: [speaking to Two-Face] Do I really look like a guy with a plan? You know what I am? I'm a dog chasing cars. I wouldn't know what to do with one if I caught it. You know, I just do things. The mob has plans, the cops have plans, Gordon's got plans. You know, they're schemers. Schemers trying to control their worlds. I'm not a schemer. I try to show the schemers how pathetic their attempts to control things really are. So, when I say that you and your girlfriend was nothing personal, you know that I'm telling the truth.
The Joker: It's the schemers that put you where you are. You were a schemer, you had plans, and uh, look where that got you. I just did what I do best. I took your little plan and I turned it on itself. Look what I did to this city with a few drums of gas and a couple of bullets. You know what I noticed? Nobody panics when things go according to plan. Even if the plan is horrifying. If tomorrow I tell the press that like a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all, part of the plan. But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!
The Joker: [Joker hands Two-Face a gun and points it at himself] Introduce a little anarchy. Upset the established order, and everything becomes chaos. I'm an agent of chaos. Oh, and you know the thing about chaos? It's fair.
[with the gun in Two-Face's hand, Two-Face pauses and takes out his coin]
Two-Face: [showing the unscarred side] You live.
The Joker: Mm-hmm.
Two-Face: [flips, showing the scarred side] You die.
The Joker: Mmm, now we're talking. "

When people figure out what is meant by that scene then they will know where I am coming from.

I pretty much like Cramer because he is a agent of Chaos. In many ways he upsets the established order which is why many dislike him but I like Cramer for the same reasons I like Robert Anton Wilson and George Carlin..."Let's put a Smile on that face!!!"

Rob S
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