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If you were offered one billion dollars to quit trading would you accept the deal?

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I think it is a question that requires more than a little introspection.

Trading, whether for money, self-development/self-satisfaction, or both, is an egocentric (narcissistic?) pursuit. Its focus is self-enrichment and/or self-development.

A large amount of resource ($) provides an opportunity (not the requirement) to consider "other". At that point, if you are still locked in the mindset of "self", you ignore the opportunity of "other".

So I think it would be if you either can or want to alter your mindset, though I would argue that the ability to do so would be a self-development in itself.

I would take the opportunity.

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Most of whom would... engage in "philanthropy" that is self serving and favorably tax treated.

I agree that this is one area where philanthropy makes sense. I'd rather donate to a cause of my arbitration than inadvertently fund the government's defense program.

It's fact since Helvering vs Gregory (1934) that there is no patriotism in voluntarily increasing one’s taxes. Everyone should arrange his affairs so that his taxes are as low as possible, and is not bound to choose that pattern which best pays the Treasury.

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Could THIS be THE ONE!


Hello my dear,


This message might come to you as a suppressed. I am Mrs. Mrs.VALERIE KONE from France. I am married to Mr.KONE from UK who worked in UK Embassy in GUINEE for nine years before he died in the year 2009.

We were married for eleven years without a child. He died after a brief illness that lasted for only four days. Before his death we were both born again Christian.

Since his death I decided not to remarry or get a child outside my matrimonial home which the Bible is against. When my late husband was alive, he deposited the sum of $8.5 Million in a bank recently, my DOCTOR told me that I would not last for the next Eight months due to cancer problem. Having known my condition I decided to donate this fund to a church, organization or good person that will utilize this money the way I am going to instruct here in.

I want a Muslim or church, organization or good person that will use this fund for orphanages, widows, propagating the word of God and to endeavor that the house of Allah/God is maintained.

l took this decision because I don't have any child that will inherit this money and my husband relatives are not good at all because they are the one that killed my husband in other to have all my late husband properties and I don't want my husband's efforts to be used by unbelievers. I don't want a situation where this money will be used in badly way.

This is why I am taking this decision. I am not afraid of death hence I know where I am going. I know that I am going to be in the bosom of the Lord. Exodus 14 VS 14 says that "the lord will fight my case and I shall hold my peace". I don't need any telephone communication in this regard because of my health hence the presence of my husband's relatives around me always, I don't want them to know about this development. With God all things are possible. As soon as I receive your reply I shall give you the contact of the Bank. I will also issue you an authority letter that will prove you the present beneficiary of this fund.

I want you and the Muslim or church or other organization to always pray for me because the almighty is my shepherd. My happiness is that I lived a life of a worthy Christian. Whoever that wants to serve the Lord must serve him in spirit and Truth. Please always be prayerful all through your life. Please never disclose this covenant to anyone ok.

I will need the below information to enable me forward it to my bank so that they will contact you immediately:-

"If we don't loosen up some money, this sucker is going down." -GW Bush, 2008
“Lack of proof that something is true does not prove that it is not true - when you want to believe.” -Humpty Dumpty, 2014
“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
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I am Mrs. Mrs.VALERIE KONE from France. I am married to Mr.KONE from UK who worked in UK Embassy in GUINEE for nine years before he died in the year 2009.

Reading between the lines of this 419er Nigerian letter I come to the conclusion to quit immediately trading now:
Then to go to Guinee into this embassy to make the millions... Thanks "Mrs. Mrs.VALERIE KONE" for this hint!

GFIs1

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Reading between the lines of this 419er Nigerian letter I come to the conclusion to quit immediately trading now:
Then to go to Guinee into this embassy to make the millions... Thanks "Mrs. Mrs.VALERIE KONE" for this hint!

GFIs1


Sadly, this is how Nigerian scamsters and Somalian pirates make their billions!

The Boiler Room conspiracy!

EDIT:

Why did I club the pirates here?

Both scamsters and the pirates WAIT for the TRADE to COME to them!


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/7623329.stm


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/11/19/somali-pirates-riches-tur_n_144942.html


EDIT2:

Its not piracy! Its just unregulated free market capitalism at work, just like we saw on Wall Street.


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A new question

Hello Dear,

So, would the money from Mrs. Kone be enough to make YOU stop trading?

This is suddenly become a much more real possibility, than the billion dollars, for which there is no donor.

Suppose she offered to FUND your trading?

"If we don't loosen up some money, this sucker is going down." -GW Bush, 2008
“Lack of proof that something is true does not prove that it is not true - when you want to believe.” -Humpty Dumpty, 2014
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Hello Dear,

So, would the money from Mrs. Kone be enough to make YOU stop trading?

This is suddenly become a much more real possibility, than the billion dollars, for which there is no donor.

Suppose she offered to FUND your trading?

Mrs. Kone's fund does not exist - has never and will never be. So there is NO donor either.
A waste of time to dream of the well known upfront fee scam - named 419 fraud.

One needs to trade further...

GFIs1

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Kalling Mrs. Kone! I am ready to receive my funds now!


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Hello Dear,

I am Mrs. Mrs.VALERIE KONE from France. I am married to Mr.KONE from UK who worked in UK Embassy in GUINEE for nine years before he died in the year 2009....

An Elite Member and Market Wizard said,


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Mrs. Kone's fund does not exist - has never and will never be. So there is NO donor either.

For one to dare claim that Mrs Kone does not exist would be tantamount to questioning the veracity of the Madoff Postulate:

LACK of proof that something is true, PROVES that it is true.

Since this applies to all those profitable traders who have graduated from SIM to earning a living at New Wave prop trading firms, why not to Mrs. Kone?

A humble, religious woman facing her last days, scouting for the right person to sustain her just legacy.

"If we don't loosen up some money, this sucker is going down." -GW Bush, 2008
“Lack of proof that something is true does not prove that it is not true - when you want to believe.” -Humpty Dumpty, 2014
“The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.”
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For one to dare claim that Mrs Kone does not exist would be tantamount to questioning the veracity of the Madoff Postulate:

LACK of proof that something is true, PROVES that it is true.

Since this applies to all those profitable traders who have graduated from SIM to earning a living at New Wave prop trading firms, why not to Mrs. Kone?

A humble, religious woman facing her last days, scouting for the right person to sustain her legacy?

LOL @Zondor
I have loughed so many times reading one of my gem "surprise offers".
Here I want to give away my best collection of these humble, religious websites...
Please discover the one thousand Mrs. Kones - and especially what happened to each here:
Welcome to the 419 Eater

As this was now a bit off topic.. I will come back to the OP's core thoughts again and will no longer
comment on these dream offers.

GFIs1

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Yes, of course I would.

Since I would have to quit training I would probably take up buying and selling politicians, they are way more predictable. The only problem would be, they may be so predictable that it could get boring after a while.

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