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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #160 on: October 03, 2008, 10:01:19 PM »

...Are you aware that "more than 450" also qualifies as more than 10?

Why you'd make the change for an 12% increase is beyond me though.

...cover up those extra pages concerning your "Thundercats Emporium" provision.

Ah, that's why.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #161 on: October 04, 2008, 12:08:13 AM »

Not all the add-ons are bad: Domenici's bill prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating against people with mental illnesses finally passed after a twelve-year battle.  It's a pity it takes circumstances like this to finally get things like that to happen, but it's a victory.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #162 on: October 04, 2008, 12:40:37 AM »

Not all the add-ons are bad: Domenici's bill prohibiting insurance companies from discriminating against people with mental illnesses finally passed after a twelve-year battle.  It's a pity it takes circumstances like this to finally get things like that to happen, but it's a victory.
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Mere smilies cannot express how wonderful this news is to me.
Disclosure: I have a mental illness, my father has mental problems, and we've both gotten the shit end of the stick from insurance companies who thought we were 'faking it'
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #163 on: October 04, 2008, 04:40:01 PM »

Question to the peanut gallery:  Where is this 700 billion dollars coming from?

Is there some magical reserve which is being chipped away at here, or are you just printing money?

In case of the later, has this not been done already?  Any Germans in the crowd?
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #164 on: October 04, 2008, 04:46:12 PM »

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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #165 on: October 05, 2008, 08:57:51 PM »

obama used acorn to force banks to give loans to people who couldn't afford them

that's right

barack obama caused the recession
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #166 on: October 05, 2008, 08:59:36 PM »

Say what Gildedman? I don't know enough about politics to even get what you're referencing,
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #167 on: October 05, 2008, 09:07:16 PM »

what? i figured you guys would be buzzing over it...

Obama to blame for recession, cries recent media sources.

- first link on google search page.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #168 on: October 05, 2008, 09:22:26 PM »

It's true, it's true. Obama, and Obama alone, is the reason Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac were forced to use 4% of their lending funds to offer low-income loans on housing, with a laundry list of requirements to apply and be approved for.

That bastard.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #169 on: October 05, 2008, 09:26:02 PM »

I was considering this a priming strategy for McCain for the presidential debates coming up. Don't be surprised when a good chunk of discussion is dedicated to the ACORN scandal.

Hence posting it in The Debates, but whatever.

McCain's still my man.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #170 on: October 05, 2008, 09:27:42 PM »

To respond to Rock (whomever you may be), he did push for said banks to lower those requirements to retroactively allow minorities to afford housing loans.

I hate PC.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #172 on: October 05, 2008, 09:35:13 PM »

I don't have the ability (slow dialup) or knowledge (never seen death notebook) to understand your post.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #173 on: October 05, 2008, 09:43:49 PM »

You're overdue for an Andy Kaufman avatar. You've... You've earned it.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #174 on: October 06, 2008, 10:47:14 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g72BuIvMbWY

http://www.keatingeconomics.com/

13 minute documentary on the Keating 5 debacle, paid for by Obama For America. Ties into the current (and still ongoing) banking crisis.

Today, the Dow has dropped under 9700 for the first time since 2004, as European Banks have begun seeking bailouts, and America's bailout has yet to impact as many institutions have yet to opt in. That smell? Books cooking.
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #175 on: October 06, 2008, 11:03:56 AM »

AP via Yahoo:

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Days from becoming the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, Lehman Brothers steered millions to departing executives even while pleading for a federal rescue, Congress was told Monday.

As well, executives who feared for their bonuses in the company's last months were told not to worry, according to documents cited at a congressional hearing. One executive said he was embarrassed when employees suggested that Lehman executives forgo bonuses, and cracked: "I'm not sure what's in the water."
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #176 on: October 06, 2008, 11:12:43 AM »

 :behold: Curses!  My morality serum is almost complete!
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #177 on: October 06, 2008, 07:00:26 PM »

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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #178 on: October 07, 2008, 09:58:43 AM »

I have it on authority from some auto industry insiders (family in michigan) that Chrysler will likely be no more as of february 2009. Note to those of you living in Michigan. Get out while you still can.

I cannot say for certain that my source is credible, but honestly, it's only a matter of time before one of the big 3 collapses, and if we do enter a depression as the economists are predicting, it's going to be sooner rather than later. (edit: a big 3 collapse, that is)
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Re: It's the economy, stupid!
« Reply #179 on: October 07, 2008, 10:29:25 AM »

Note to those of you living in Michigan. Get out while you still can.

The creation of a second Flint doesn't mean the death of the entire state.  Though it does limit travel options if one is afraid of high crime rates and poverty.  (Flint is just as scary as Detroit, but less populated so there are fewer 'safe zones')
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