Tragedy and Hope with Meria & Richard & Lisa


6/17/14 Tragedy and Hope with Meria, Richard Grove and Lisa Arbecheski; how true is the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”; Jordan Belcourt a symptom of Wall Street not the cause; suckers game;repeating patterns in history; who made the money on the California Gold Rush? Ken Burns series “The West” ; use your downtime to learn; the glorification of greed in our culture;how are values perceived in the world? Are you happy? healthy body=healthy mind; what makes you feel guilty? “The Secret”; todays graduates not prepared for real life; they are victims not graduates;subservient to tyranny through technology; intellectual self defense; assuming vs. reasoning; reason is magic; what is money? Brave New World -Divergents=world slavery; the absence of thinking is mind control; question everything, especially authority.





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The Wolf of Wall Street (Paperback)

By (author): Jordan Belfort

Now a major motion picture directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio

By day he made thousands of dollars a minute. By night he spent it as fast as he could, on drugs, sex, and international globe-trotting. From the binge that sank a 170-foot motor yacht and ran up a $700,000 hotel tab, to the wife and kids waiting at home, and the fast-talking, hard-partying young stockbrokers who called him king and did his bidding, here, in his own inimitable words, is the story of the ill-fated genius they called . . .


In the 1990s Jordan Belfort, former kingpin of the notorious investment firm Stratton Oakmont, became one of the most infamous names in American finance: a brilliant, conniving stock-chopper who led his merry mob on a wild ride out of the canyons of Wall Street and into a massive office on Long Island. Now, in this astounding and hilarious tell-all autobiography, Belfort narrates a story of greed, power, and excess that no one could invent.

Reputedly the prototype for the film Boiler Room, Stratton Oakmont turned microcap investing into a wickedly lucrative game as Belfort’s hyped-up, coked-out brokers browbeat clients into stock buys that were guaranteed to earn obscene profits—for the house. But an insatiable appetite for debauchery, questionable tactics, and a fateful partnership with a breakout shoe designer named Steve Madden would land Belfort on both sides of the law and into a harrowing darkness all his own.

From the stormy relationship Belfort shared with his model-wife as they ran a madcap household that included two young children, a full-time staff of twenty-two, a pair of bodyguards, and hidden cameras everywhere—even as the SEC and FBI zeroed in on them—to the unbridled hedonism of his office life, here is the extraordinary story of an ordinary guy who went from hustling Italian ices at sixteen to making hundreds of millions. Until it all came crashing down . . .

Praise for The Wolf of Wall Street

“Raw and frequently hilarious.”The New York Times
“A rollicking tale of [Jordan Belfort’s] rise to riches as head of the infamous boiler room Stratton Oakmont . . . proof that there are indeed second acts in American lives.”Forbes
“A cross between Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities and Scorsese’s GoodFellas . . . Belfort has the Midas touch.”The Sunday Times (London)
“Entertaining as pulp fiction, real as a federal indictment . . . a hell of a read.”Kirkus Reviews

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3 Responses to "Tragedy and Hope with Meria & Richard & Lisa"

  1. clintcaverne says:


    Excellent show with yourself, Richard and Lisa. I believe that you three should be appointed in the status of Professor Emeritus and teach truth. As a retiree from the University of Michigan, and a person educated up through the Graduate level, I felt I learn more from an episode of this show, then I did all the so-called education I took. Good going and keep up the good work.


  2. pbraunschweiler says:

    As usual, “Tragedy and Hope” was a fabulous show. When I was young, and still now, the question I remember being asked the most was/is “Do you HAVE to question EVERYTHING?” My answer then and now has ALWAYS been YES! Thank you for confirming what I have always known was right.

  3. Meria says:

    thanks Clint! I thought it was excellent too.

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