I was very busy this week interacting with people over a couple of my posts. "The Usual Suspects" really got some people up in arms. One guru sent me about a dozen emails in response to how I classified them. My next post "An Interview with John Jagerson" threw another guru into maniac mode and he devoted the better part of two days' material to rebutting it. There were more comments on that post by far than any other post in the history of this blog. I'm hoping to bring John back to respond to some of the things these guys said in their rebuttals.
Because I was so preoccupied with my blog I wasn't really on top of what all was going on in other forums with pumpers and intel and all that crap. Over the weekend I've looked through the guru posts and to be honest there's nothing new there. Same ol' same ol'. These guys are starting to just phone it in. So I'm going to do something different this week. I'm going to pass on awarding a Douchie. No, I'm not getting soft. I'm just not going to give somebody a Douchie just to say I did it. If nothing jumps out at me then I'm going to be honest with you and say so. Maybe next week somebody will come up with something a bit more clever and Doucheworthy.
All kidding aside folks, this is serious business (no pun intended) we're talking about here. People are being misled about what's going on with the dinar, and millions of dollars are being "invested" based on out and out fraud, deception, and ignorance. I try to inject a little humor into the discussion, and that's what the Douchies are all about. But there's nothing humorous about people being sold an investment with unrealistic expectations created by con artists and unqualified investment advisers, some of whom don't even seem to understand the meaning of redenomination and revaluation. That's why I wanted to interview John Jagerson. For the first time many dinar investors have been provided the opinions of a currency and investment professional. A man whose very livelihood depends on knowing what he's talking about. A man who has offered to debate this topic and can't seem to get any takers.
I think it's okay to listen to people who don't make a living in the investment world, and who post under an anonymous name on dinar forums. But for God's sake don't summarily dismiss the views of an experienced and qualified adviser who uses his real name and provides his credentials as John has, simply because he's not telling you what you want to hear. In the future I intend to conduct more interviews from people with different opinions and perspectives. All of them will be people who pass my credibility requirements. I'll offer my own opinions from time to time, but I seriously doubt that I'll ever have anybody more qualified than John is sharing their views. If you don't accept what he's saying now at least remember where you read this. You might be coming back in a few months to reconsider.