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    Hard to believe that people who deal with math, facts and science even remotely deal with any religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShipTheCookies View Post
    Hard to believe that people who deal with math, facts and science even remotely deal with any religion.
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    Thank G-D, I find it comforting. If you’ve ever been close to death (I have), you’ll find comfort in family and guess what else.

    Not related to your comments, the clear inference that has developed in this thread is that of ethics, both in general and how they relate to business. Think I’ll start a thread later this evening on that topic.

    I will, however, relay something my father told me 55 years ago. I accompanied him on a driving business trip, during which he essentially told me the story of his life. I recall a great deal of that car ride -and what I never ever forgot - A business partner is like a wife - if you can’t trust them, fuck em. My parents were married 3 weeks shy of 65 years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freightman View Post
    Actually, stereotyping in the manner displayed is anti Semitic.

    A handshake deal with me is guaranteed money, and a deal is a deal. I negotiate tough, but my deals last because they are fair. The biggest slimeballs I know are not Jewish. They can’t be trusted. They’re loyal to you on their terms and as long as it is to their benefit. I attribute the axiom - Thank you for your business Mr. Customer, but you’d better watch your ass or I’ll nail it to the wall - to some of these individuals.

    I learned a long time ago how read read people and who to trust. I wouldn’t do business with you on principle alone.
    If you, the op, feels it’s anti-Semitic, then I apologize.

    As to you Jack, get off your high horse. And tell me, you feel “exactly” the same if you see a black person, Jewish person, Asian person and white person walk behind you. I operate in this world with preconceived notion, and yes if that makes me a racist, so be it. My original comment was not being anti-Semitic, but you took it there.

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    Please, no stereotyping or religion.
    "Croyez ceux qui cherchent la vérité, doutez de ceux qui la trouvent." --André Gide

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    "And tell me, you feel “exactly” the same if you see a black person, Jewish person, Asian person and white person walk behind you."

    Yes of course, I do. Because crime is linked to poverty, not ethnicity.
    I went to Brazil earlier this year, and completely avoided the favelas and tensed up and took MAJOR precautions while staying in Copacabana near the ghetto to avoid getting mugged by the predominantly white thugs there. Some areas in Philippines are a major no go like Tondo in Manila. And i absolutely relax when i see a well-dressed Asian on the subway, or well dressed anyone there. And here in St. Louis where i am now, i will tense up at night whenever there is someone, but the casinos are in terrible areas. Because crime has and always will be linked to poverty, not race.

    Norm gave a warning below to keep comments related to BJ, so ill try to respect that. Please know that all contact from you is entirely unwelcome, and I dont wish to ever associate with you in any way, ever.
    Best regards, JackVegas

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    And here in St. Louis where i am now
    Say hi to Zee for me

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    Ahh, Rio. Stayed twice passed through twice. One of the two most magnificent views I've seen. Crime, yes, as follows poverty. I know two folks had their wallets lifted -- oddly both were South American, but not Brazilian. I stayed at the juncture of Copacabana and Ipanema. Two blocks in from Copa is a bad district. But, I never had difficulty wandering the streets. Either I was lucky or just looked relaxed. Looking nervous in the presence of cops, criminals, or pitbosses is a dead giveaway. Vinho branco helped. But, much of the crime occurs on the beaches in broad daylight, not in the "dangerous" areas. A pair will look for someone moneyed or American on the beach; one will push a gun into the guy's back and say hand over your hotel key. The other will take the key and rob the hotel room while the first stands guard. No one on the beach interferes. Only Americans are stupid enough not to leave their hotel keys at the desk. You can trust the good hotels. People leave their shoes out in the hall overnight to be polished. At least, that's how it all used to work.

    If anyone thinks this is political; I'll remove it. AP, when traveling, does require some knowledge of local custom.
    "Croyez ceux qui cherchent la vérité, doutez de ceux qui la trouvent." --André Gide

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    Quote Originally Posted by 21forme View Post
    Say hi to Zee for me
    Lol,

    and I do want to put a face to the name.

    I can't get down here, 2 x50 to 2 x 200 DD got autocalled to surveillance at Hollywood, and i lasted an hour at river city on the shoes.
    I came back to reduced pen the next day.

    Is my experience typical?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norm View Post
    Ahh, Rio. Stayed twice passed through twice. One of the two most magnificent views I've seen. Crime, yes, as follows poverty. I know two folks had their wallets lifted -- oddly both were South American, but not Brazilian. I stayed at the juncture of Copacabana and Ipanema. Two blocks in from Copa is a bad district. But, I never had difficulty wandering the streets. Either I was lucky or just looked relaxed. Looking nervous in the presence of cops, criminals, or pitbosses is a dead giveaway. Vinho branco helped. But, much of the crime occurs on the beaches in broad daylight, not in the "dangerous" areas. A pair will look for someone moneyed or American on the beach; one will push a gun into the guy's back and say hand over your hotel key. The other will take the key and rob the hotel room while the first stands guard. No one on the beach interferes. Only Americans are stupid enough not to leave their hotel keys at the desk. You can trust the good hotels. People leave their shoes out in the hall overnight to be polished. At least, that's how it all used to work.

    If anyone thinks this is political; I'll remove it. AP, when traveling, does require some knowledge of local custom.
    That's good advice, I never even thought of the guy standing guard while the other robs, scam.
    When did you go there?
    Did you find any casinos? I didn't but i didn't really inquire about underground ones

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    Haven't been there in a quarter century. All business visits. At one conference there, I gave a presentation to people from a bunch of South American countries. No idea what it was about.
    "Croyez ceux qui cherchent la vérité, doutez de ceux qui la trouvent." --André Gide

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