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Bob Pritts  
St Hedwig, TX  
December 5, 2011 3:22pm
An invocation to all of you:

I've been reading comments on most of the blogs on this site for many months now, and there is one common theme.
After the first couple of comments, the content of the blog has been totally ignored when one 'crazy' person states something that ignites the ire of several of the serious people. From that point, it's all downhill. All the people (include yourself if applicable) become as 'sheeple' and follow the lead of the snide offender. Everything becomes personal instead of substantive. Stick with the issue of the blog and create a path to the intellectual exchange of views! Maybe, just maybe, some of you will receive something to think about.

When someone like 'old as dirt' chimes in about his or her vast number of degrees and hurts the feelings of those without such 'paper' to their name, consider that person someone who does not deserve a response. If you're going to send an answer, stick to what you believe you gleaned from that individual. Here's what I believe about 'old as dirt'. He or she may in fact have those little pieces of paper (or maybe not) but they've never never been used. I can tell you, with somewhat of a certainty, that this person has never conducted international business in their entire lifetime, and most likely never will. As for being in the top 1%, that is a means for him or her to defend a hurt from your previous personal insults. No way is that statement true. That person wants recognition, and you simply aren't giving it to him or her. When he or she says they 'laugh all the way to Frost Bank", that is just another indication they are not in international business nor part of the top 1%. Ignore all that and get back to the subject of the blog.

What are my qualifications to render the above positions? Well, for one thing, I don't have all those degrees. But, I spent the last 20+ years of my executive life successfully conducting international business. Secondly, on the money aspect, I most likely personally know at least 40-50 multi-millionaires and none of them do their own banking. They hire an estate trustee to take care of the noremal financial details of their lives. In many cases that's a lawyeer. As a matter of fact, their only dealings with bankers are when they are seeking such things as a business line line of credit or an increase in the current line of credit. When this happens, they have a subordinate call the bank, explain the reasoning for the request, and tell the bank to send an officer or group of officers to the business site to meet with the owner about the terms, on a specified date at a certain time. It's that simple.

Hopefully some of you will take this to heart and ignore such troublemakers in the future. You can include Alvin in that one. Neither old as dirt or Alvin will ever change their minds.
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