A fool and his money are soon parted, you say? Bosh, in view of the Ted Turner experience. He still has his money.
"I am absolutely convinced that the North Koreans are absolutely sincere," Turner said [in a Sept. 19, 2005, interview on CNN after meeting N. Korean officials]. "There's really no reason for them to cheat" and use nuclear power for weapons instead of generating electricity and other civilian uses.
"I looked them right in the eyes, and they looked like they meant the truth," he added. "I mean, you know, just because somebody's done something wrong in the past doesn't mean they can't do right in the future or the present. That happens all the, all the time." [Italics added]
On the other hand, he proves Barnum was right about suckers.