But there is another side to it.
The price of freedom is I guess that you're allowed to do stuff that gets you hurt. In Thai if I want to get on my scooter after a few beers and go slap myself into a truck that's really my problem. They'll pick me up and dust me off best they can. But no one is going to lie in ambush outside the pub to prevent me from hurting myself.
In New Orleans I stumbled out a pub and the police were waiting on horses. I was still wondering what the heck was going on and they were already pushing people around to disperse the crowd. Just in case anyone had any ideas about not going straight home in taxi's. Police state if I ever saw one, same as Ozzy. Can't pay me to live in USA or Ozzy. There's no freedom.
In effect what I'm saying freedom comes at a cost and that cost is a little bit of chaos. Fx we can still pretty much do what we want to. Anybody can be a MM. And the cost of that is the scams. And quite frankly the only people who fall for it are the greedy quick buck crowd.
Thanks for your insight. Being ex-military I find it interesting in how little I appreciate the USA these last 10 years.
It is not my place to judge or evaluate some scam here and there. I guess I find it challenging to see people take 'advantage' of other people. :(
I almost got knifed one time in Amsterdam as I hugged a strange drunk 19 year old american girl who was in the process of getting her purse cut-off of her shoulder. I got followed for 2 blocks with knife's out by about 3 thugs. The funny thing is, I would probably do it again. Stupid me. :)
I am glad of the freedom of these investments. FIFO and No hedging is a great example of how oppressive our governments choose to be. Onward and Upward! :) I will focus on my own investments. :)
Be Open, honest and ethical and all the $$$ you want will come. (hint hint)