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  •  One of my friends got out that day (2+ / 0-)
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    teacherken, texasmom

    He was nine. His father was a Colonel in the South Vietnamese Army. His whole family was able to get aboard a US Navy ship in the Mekong River and come to the United States.

    We met at college where we pledged a fraternity together. He had a bizarre skill in being able to turn a regular frat party into an ultra lounge experience. Somehow that experience translated well into his chosen field of accounting and finance which led to venture capitalism.

    He returned to Vietnam several years ago to pursue venture capitalism and he is very successful with it. He now spends his days living on the beach, surfing, drinking 50 cent beers and entertaining friends with a couple of hours of work tossed in.

    As long as the victorious communist government gets it's share, capitalism has the green light.

    "As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly."- Arthur Carlson

    by bobinson on Thu Apr 29, 2010 at 06:13:07 AM PDT

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