Originally Posted by bmiller
Well put me in the grumpy moralist camp. I wonder how many of the members you noted accomplished their goals on their own. Without resorting to asking for handouts on the internet
Hi bmiller! How many made it cruising all on their own petard? (is that legal
french?) Very few I would say. We all synthesize info from all sides and learn from those who've gone ahead. I think of myself as an autodidact, mostly self taught. But the learning
of the self taught is often slow and tedious I tell ya. I don't see the paypal button as begging or cheating at all, but rather a cost defrayer and not much of a one at that. It's not what I do or will do, I don't think
, should I open my yet to be made blog of my yet to be made voyages, but I'm from the older generation and things are done differently today in lots of ways, from how I would or have done them. I wasn't going to consider one until I found I could keep it for only the people I wished to keep up with me. I spent much of my youth, after Vietnam
, fighting the lying stupid government
and avoiding the plethora of agency spies sent out to keep an eye on the anti-war vets. They were afraid of us and we could barely agree on anything, let alone organizing a revolt.
So privacy has a huge value to me, but to todays youths, it's seems to be irrelevant. They put their entire doings and thinking up for the world to see. I guess Andy Warhol was right, not only does everyone get their 15 minutes of fame but that, to the younguns, seems to be the point.
ps. The Bumfuzzle's earlier responded to their critics with exactly how much they got from the button
, which was 1/30 of a month's expenditures, and that for a product consumed for free by folks who took the initiative to hit the button
and buy 'em a pizza. Not really the devil's work, me thinks. And as a parttime daytrader over the last decade, I have to admire the kid who figured out how to make a small fortune trading commodities, or was it currencies. I know a lot of guys who've lost
their shirt playing in that rigged casino.
And lastly, give me a couple of single
malts and I can get pretty damn grumpy with moral indignation about a range of stuff.