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Swindled!
Salomon Says

Swindled!

Whom do you trust?

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Published: December 14, 2008


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Visitor Comments: 31

(31) Titus, June 7, 2009 5:43 PM

Amen

Amen Amen Amen

(30) david, March 18, 2009 10:41 AM

looking at other faiths from the outside.

Hi my name is David, my comment is this when I found out Bernard Madoff was jewish and a lot of the people he swindled were jews them selfs , I decided to visit a jewish website to find out what jewish people felt about this rather unsavoury person, let me just add that I am a big fan of jewish humor and the only bad thing I hear about jews is over Israel, but any how naturally many people felt embarrassement shame and real anger towards this Man, I have must also say I love to read about other faiths and take inspiration from the things that might not be in my own faith, but I was surprised to find a lot of real hate and anger directed towards the pope in comments left over the bishop willamson case , I must say if i read some of the comments that i read on a catholic web site about jews I would have been disgusted , but it doesnt change my views about jews who I respect on a lot of levels but I do feel Jews need to let go of anger they have in their Hearts towards the pope and christianity because we have a lot more in common , and even more importantly I must say catholics must let go of any hate or grievance towards our Jewish brothers. peace to all what ever faith you may be.

(29) SusanE, December 20, 2008 12:26 PM

Gambling is Bad - Greed is Bad - Gamblers are Greedy

Rabbi Salomon, No person should gamble with their money, so of course, the Stock market is never a investment. If I 'play the market' it is for fun, like an evening at the Casino. I believe that most men can be bought. Dangle enough available cash before him and he will likely find a way to take it. or many men can be influenced to look the other way while someone else takes it. (Corporate America)Sorry state of affairs but true none the less. Actually, true on a massive scale as events on the financial markets are showing. Swindlers have an educated way of finding Investors in every scheme imaginable. The Investors are gambling that they will receive a great amount for a little investment. They are mostly greedy people, or at least the ones I've seen are. At the higher levels of swindling, or stealing, such as the men you are talking about, same thing, just with bigger amounts. You ask why this is happening? It is happening because it CAN happen. These men didn't work alone. There are millions of greedy, unethical people in small town America and in Corporate America alike. The checks and balances are full of greed too. Time for an overhaul don't you think? Of course we are all wonderful people and would never do such a thing on the smallest level. Would we???? Remember, Pyramid schemes, Scratch off Tickets, and Knock off designer bag markets are thriving. The Posters comment about investing in Israel is excellent advice to follow.

(28) paul solon, December 20, 2008 12:23 PM

honesty is its own blessing

To say we get what we deserve presumes perfect justice, and the world is far from that, and probably has more injustice than justice in it, though this is unknown. What justice did the 6-month Tuti child get at the hands of Hutu killers, who wiped out 800,000 mainly with machetes? That child was entirely blameless yet slaughtered. To do honest things cannot not be done with the penelty or reward the punishment or the blessing in mind. Then it is still doing because of what we will get or not get. A person is honest because it is right and proper, and brings its own blessing. If a person is honest due to blessings or non blessings, then it is still me-centered. All one has to do is look around--cheaters do prosper, some of them, crime does pay, sometimes. We can be honest regardless of the consequences. God did not ask us to be honest to find favor with him. He asked us to be honest because he gave us a soul, and our soul talks to us, and we know--don't steal, it ain't right. paolosolon@yahoo.com

(27) G.M. Grena, December 20, 2008 12:43 AM

Better Than Lori This Week!

I'm truly surprised! This week's "Lori Almost Live" really moved me, & I thought, "Rabbi Salomon's video probably won't be so controversial", but I really enjoyed your final point when you held the bill up to the camera! You really made a terrific point this week, but thanks for all of your thoughtful, thought-provoking videos throughout the past Gregorian-calendar year!

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