The Deipnosophist

Where the science of investing becomes an art of living

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Location: Summerlin, Nevada, United States

A private investor for 20+ years, I manage private portfolios and write about investing. You can read my market musings on three different sites: 1) The Deipnosophist, dedicated to teaching the market's processes and mechanics; 2) Investment Poetry, a subscription site dedicated to real time investment recommendations; and 3) Seeking Alpha, a combination of the other two sites with a mix of reprints from this site and all-original content. See you here, there, or the other site!

09 September 2009


I considered briefly naming this post "Cruelty," but that word allows us to get off easy. Watch the horrifying video below, and then ask yourself, "We are this planet's stewards...?"

Good thing you can not see me; I actually sobbed while watching the video. I knew the truth, intellectually, but chose to look the other way. Until today. Even the utterance of the Roman slaves, "Oh, Master, you are but a man" (as the general took his triumphal tour of the city), offers no solace. This video betrays us for what we are, less than human.

Sorry, no noble, uplifting thoughts today.

-- David M Gordon / The Deipnosophist


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