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  1. eduardo is offline
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    02-08-2008, 08:06 PM #1

    The Stock Market

    Once upon a time in a village, a man appeared and announced to the villagers that he would buy monkeys for $10 each.

    The villagers seeing that there were many monkeys around, went out to the forest, and started catching them. The man bought thousands at $10 and as supply started to diminish, the villagers stopped their effort. He further announced that he would now buy at $20. This renewed the efforts of the villagers and they started catching monkeys again.

    Soon the supply diminished even further and people started going back to their farms. The offer increased to $25 each and the supply of monkeys became so little that it was an effort to even see a monkey, let alone catch

    The man now announced that he would buy monkeys at $50! However, since he had to go to the city on some business, his assistant would now buy on behalf of him.

    In the absence of the man, the assistant told the villagers, "Look at all these monkeys in the big cage that the man has collected. I will sell them to you at $35 and when the man returns from the city, you can sell them to him for $50 each."

    The villagers rounded up with all their savings and bought all the monkeys. Then they never saw the man nor his assistant, only monkeys everywhere!

    Now you have a better understanding of how the stock market works.

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    02-09-2008, 07:19 PM #2
    Hello Eduardo:

    I'm posting to you here as there seems to be no other appropriate place to post a personal question. I have never been to Chile. Today, however, I viewed a video from San Alfonso del Mar, Chile that boasts the world's largest swimming pool! I was amazed! For those who know nothing about it here is a link:

    Have you been there? How do they filter all of that water? It's beautiful!



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    02-13-2008, 06:47 AM #3
    Minnesota ,

    Sorry it took so long to answer . I have had a cold and since I can't put anything that isn't natural and organically grown into my body as per my treatment I am having a bad time the past few days . Before coming here I always had sinus problems and when I would get head colds I would eat 8 or 10 Tylenol Sinus pills a day just to be able to function.

    I have not been to the place you mention . This is my first time to Chile and I came from the airport straight to the clinic and haven't been off the grounds as of yet . They discourage leaving the grounds because it is extremely hard not to put anything foreign into your body unless it is being monitored by one of their specialists . Even with the best of intentions you can make a mistake.

    And since this is my last ditch effort to stay alive I am following the treatment to the letter .