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Postby Malcolm » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:13 pm

...teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes?
Yeah, me neither.
(If you're inclined to agree, re-post, please.)
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Re: Remember when...

Postby Indrajala » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:36 pm

...teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes?
Yeah, me neither.
(If you're inclined to agree, re-post, please.)


I'm honestly shocked looking at the state of affairs in America.

I'm just a canuck in Japan, but whatever happens in the US and Wall Street either directly or indirectly affects me and most of humanity, so I take an interest and concern in what goes on in America.

I really wish common Americans would take their country back from the crooks running the joint.
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Re: Remember when...

Postby Mr. G » Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:44 pm

...teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes?
Yeah, me neither.
(If you're inclined to agree, re-post, please.)


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Re: Remember when...

Postby DGA » Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:59 pm

Huseng wrote:I really wish common Americans would take their country back from the crooks running the joint.


Some of us are working on it. There's resistance and a lot of confusion. Confusion's profitable, you know. Here's one example:

*hype up the present state of affairs as the End of the Republic

*hype up gold bullion as the only safe investment in Uncertain Times

*Segue into a pitch for gold bullion.

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/wp-content ... nBeck4.jpg

*Big profits without having to steal underpants, at the risk of the public good. (Is it ever ethical to fleece the elderly and emotionally-vulnerable for a quick buck?)
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Re: Remember when...

Postby conebeckham » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:15 pm

Yeah, NPR was covering the whole "Get (back) on the Gold Standard" Thing a few weeks back......amazing.
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Re: Remember when...

Postby Mr. G » Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:18 pm

    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu

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Re: Remember when...

Postby Heruka » Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:41 am

Namdrol wrote:...teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes?
Yeah, me neither.
(If you're inclined to agree, re-post, please.)



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Re: Remember when...

Postby Indrajala » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:28 am

Trends forecaster Gerald Celente is gravely concerned that the next great world war has already begun.

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Take a few minutes to watch this. He generally refers to present leadership as losers.
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Re: Remember when...

Postby zengammon » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:06 pm

Namdrol wrote:...teachers, public employees, Planned Parenthood, NPR and PBS crashed the stock market, wiped out half of our 401Ks, took trillions in TARP money, spilled oil in the Gulf of Mexico, gave themselves billions in bonuses, and paid no taxes?
Yeah, me neither.
(If you're inclined to agree, re-post, please.)


Right.

What I do remember is friends being unhappy with me because I would not vote for Kerry in 2004 (my first abstinence since 1972). My response was that it was obvious a big crash was coming from all directions, but that people wouldn't admit it yet--and Kerry couldn't stop it. So, it would have to happen, I thought, and then in 2008 the country would have to move in a new direction--and be ready for it. It turns out I was just as naive as the folks who couldn't see the disaster coming.

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