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chizmniz: You didn't answer the question. Why do foreign nations hate us?

 

Also... if you were pro military you'd be outraged that we're buying cold war defense (offense) hardware to combat guerrilla warfare.

It's great business, but bad warfare. It's a waste of money, a waste of time, and a waste of American lives.

 

-m

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@ chimniz: your opinion is based on bad information, fear, and propaganda.

 

I can't even be bothered to show you, 'cause it would take you 30 minutes to look at proper sources, and come to the conclusion that your statements so far are mostly based on dogmatic thinking.

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what are yall doing with whats left of your liquid assets? ive tried hedging to some other currencies, but those lost some value recently too.

 

is this the clash between money on paper and owning things with real tangible intrinsic value? is my point tally on an arcade machine that is about to crash?

 

 

chizmniz: believe whatever you want to, i give a fuck, but for now i'll just say that i dont give a fuck. and save the persecution complex monologue you are probably cooking up, but maybe a better place right now for debating the right wing world view with of anonymous avatars of partisan republican-dom is on the 'joe the plumber' thread.

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The good news: The TED Spread is back under 3 (translation, banks are back to lending to each other). So our global economic ship isn't going down the river leading to the waterfall.

 

The bad news: The river we diverted onto has major rocks and rapids. Disaster averted in the short-term, but still it's a recession on the horizon.

 

My brother said something interesting (he runs a casino in Vegas, longtime investor, much smarter than me). He said,

"maybe moral hazard and being 'too big to fail' becomes the new anti-trust." Think about it...

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Ah yes the almighty bashing on intelligence. Thanks for that, (did i put that comma in the right place) I guess that my poor grammar translates to lack of intelligence and critical thinking. Maybe one day my hick ass will be able to learn from your all great and mighty wiseness.

 

How about having a conversation with someone without showing how internet tough you are. How about not criticizing what you "think" someone's I.Q is and start actually trying to understand where someone's opinion is coming from. I have not once been rude or demeaning toward anyones intelligence. But because I have a different view on something that makes me unintelligent. Thats fine. I will pick up a book and read because I guess since I like military advancement and growth, love Christ, and am a republican I am not trying to advance my knowledge and expand my mind.

Cheers

chizmniz,

 

I'm not an Internet Tough Guy, nor did I call you unintelligent. To paraphrase, I believe I said: If you engage in these behaviors, then this is how you will generally be perceived. Go back and re-read what I wrote. If you want to interpret it differently, then I guess that's your perogative. The "head explode" thing *was* a poke at you, and I apologize for that. The rest of it was unsolicited advice, but it was from the heart. I don't believe I'm better than anyone else, or expect perfection. I do think we should always strive to be better and more than we currently are.

 

I don't post a lot, but if you look through my history, I think you'll see that I generally try to help people out where I can, while I learn from everyone else here too. That's what I'm here for. I believe that we're all born with gifts and talents, and we're all here to share them, teach and learn from each other, and (in the immortal words of Bill & Ted) "To be excellent to each other." I'm not going to get into any religious or non-religious aspects of any of that. As Sao said at some point (and I may be paraphrasing) - It's an awfully big universe, and there's plenty of room in it for lots of different things, ideas and possibilities.

 

When I was in school, if I made an outrageous or unfounded statement, then I typically got called on it. That's what I did with your original statement that I quoted. As the_Monkey observed, you didn't answer the question. Why do you think there are a lot of other countries out there today that don't like us and are probably even afraid of us?

 

Do you honestly think that given the chance, China, North Korea or Russia would invade us? Don't they have enough problems of their own?

 

I'm scared by all the polarization that's going on, but what's even scarier is when folks just spout off talking points or sound bites, parrotting what they've heard without thinking critically and for themselves, researching, verifying and contemplating. Wikipedia doesn't really count as a source. It's a great place to start, but use multiple independent, authoritative, vetted sources on- and offline.

 

Just wanted to clarify a bit. Peace, brother.

 

out,

-B.

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As soon as the libs get there way with our military I don't think there will be anywhere to hide from China, North Korea, and Russia. Probably have to get a tan and try to blend in with people in Mexico.

 

dude, thats fucking retarded.

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Haha, yeah, I saw this. That closing line is a doozy:

"I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to feel as if we’ve been sold a bill of goods."

The primary question has always been, how much can we trust Paulson? The jury just went back out with scowls in their faces. Secondarily, will Dodd, Frank and the Obama team of Rubin/Volcker be better?

 

Again, I go with the 70-30 rule. They'll probably be better, but not everything you'd hope.

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just had coffee with a guy today where they laid off 40% of his company. *poof*

 

I haven't spoken to anyone in any industry who is optimistic right now. I'm sure its not ALL gloom and doom, but its pretty amazing and intimidating out there these days, especially as a freelancer.

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yea my job just laid off 60 people (thats more that 50% of our staff!) gave them 5 days notice and 1 week severance.

 

Good vibrant times ahead!

 

I for one will probably make some more trips to the bars and pubs.

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Good vibrant times ahead!

 

I for one will probably make some more trips to the bars and pubs.

 

Your right my friend. I usually spend some good quality time picking up some new beer (because its cheeper than the pubs) and either hanging with the wife or playing the 360 (gears of war 2 is awesome). My conflict right now is with my superiors. I am still fairly new to motion graphics (really graphic design in general) but I have been working all i can to grow (working an internship 2 10 hour days a week after my 4 10 hour days at my job) and I get absolutely no respect. Its crazy. I was on the chopping block but by the grace of God I still have my job. I am the only one that knows photoshop, AE, and Illustrator. They are all editors only using FCP. But I get bashed on all the time and get thrown under the bus. I have not once had any compliments about my work ethic. Just stuff like today "he is still new and doesn't know anything" (been here a year and tv for almost 3). Man sorry to rant but I am pissed right now and am wondering if i should just quit this f'ing job and work somewhere that is not in my field so my bosses actually give me a little respect and thank me once in awhile for all the work and time i put in. I am totally unhappy just know that its crazy hard to get a job right now.

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Krugman says the same thing I was saying a few pages ago: the Obama team should take office now, not wait until January 21. (Not that I was all that smart, just that it's obvious that these months are critical.) And not that this can happen because of the Constitution and all.

 

Special bonus depressing material in the Krugman link below--the situation is worse than it was two weeks ago.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/21/opinion/21krugman.html

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