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Old 10-08-2008, 04:32 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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Time for another trip to the spa resort
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Keller, TX
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Unhappy Sad guys on trading floors

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Last edited by Nepenthe; 10-08-2008 at 04:53 PM.. Reason: never mind
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Old 10-08-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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They were saying on CNBC that these "distraught trader" shots the media always comes up with are often posed photos, or else the person was upset about something unrelated.

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Old 10-08-2008, 05:33 PM
 
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They have another $400k retreat planned for next week. This is BS!
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Hugo Chavez is proud of how far we have come.

See, we're making friends around the world.
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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I say we just give them 700 Billion and be done with it. What the heck, let's just give everyone 700 billion.

Whargarbble.

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Old 10-08-2008, 07:03 PM
 
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The traders are sad because the repo guy just took the keys to the Porsche. It certainly couldn't be about the mortgage on their penthouse since their back-pocket banker buddies will surely refi that, after the government forgives the million dollar drop in principal.

Why are those AIG boondogglers not in jail? Surely one of the government's Ivy League attorneys can find some trumped-up reason to put them there. What about mail fraud? Maybe they made reservations by mail?

Hope still springs eternal, even in the land of (in)opportunity.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Hope, AR
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It's looking like none of the people in this subprime situation did anything that was technically outside the law, unfortunately.

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The traders are sad because the repo guy just took the keys to the Porsche. It certainly couldn't be about the mortgage on their penthouse since their back-pocket banker buddies will surely refi that, after the government forgives the million dollar drop in principal.

Why are those AIG boondogglers not in jail? Surely one of the government's Ivy League attorneys can find some trumped-up reason to put them there. What about mail fraud? Maybe they made reservations by mail?

Hope still springs eternal, even in the land of (in)opportunity.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:33 PM
 
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Actually I heard from other non-Ivy League lawyers that the Ivy Grads do not do trial law

Not sure how much truth is in it
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