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    Default A monumentally stupid idea meets its just reward

    And if it can't even fly in Texas, fer crissake, THAT is how dumb an idea it was.


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    one wonders when the banking and securities investigations will begin
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    Definitely has the smell of an enterprise set up purely to extract money from investors, the standard Trump pattern.
    "For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations,
    for nature cannot be fooled."

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    Peter Thiel has all the Lex Luther / bond villan qualities, and he's been behind the scenes pulling strings for a long time.
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    fta: "...for consumers who find Wall Street too liberal."

    how bloody ign'rant does a body have to be to find Wall Street - nearly the essence of conservative - to be 'too liberal'?

    fleecing the marks continues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Durnik View Post
    how bloody ign'rant does a body have to be to find Wall Street - nearly the essence of conservative - to be 'too liberal'?
    You think?

    But the difference is that capitalism as such is in some respects amoral, entirely unconcerned with the kind of issues these folks get so excited about. Megabucks LLC is quite happy to sell you gay pride flags, crucifixes to hang on the wall, 'God Is Pro-Life' bumper stickers, porn movies, bibles, organic tofu, or ammunition. They want capitalism that supports their particular prejudices.
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    OK... now THAT is funny. Pathetic, but still funny.
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    it's not that mainstream banks are liberal, it's that they make concessions to social progress for commercial purposes.

    though i suppose, making concessions to social progress for money might be "liberal" by the definition of the reactionary right.

    by that definition, dallas cowboys owner jerry jones is a liberal, waffling about his photographed presence, blocking school integration at little rock in 1957.

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    I know it's been asked before, but where does a country that has accomplished so much find so many stupid people?
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe (SoCal) View Post
    Peter Thiel has all the Lex Luther / bond villan qualities, and he's been behind the scenes pulling strings for a long time.
    Thiel? Is that a typo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimD View Post
    I know it's been asked before, but where does a country that has accomplished so much find so many stupid people?
    Promiscuous breeding and free-range parenting. We produce champions and runts. And there’s plenty of running room for all of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    Promiscuous breeding and free-range parenting. We produce champions and runts. And there’s plenty of running room for all of them.
    this documentary explains it well


    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Ross View Post
    Promiscuous breeding and free-range parenting. We produce champions and runts. And there’s plenty of running room for all of them.
    I still think you could shut down the worst of the puppy mills and be no worse off for it.
    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    this documentary explains it well


    OMG. How did I miss that movie?

    It explains Gaetz, Greene, Boebert, Gohmert, et al. The next Congress won’t do anything and will probably break a bunch of things (like defaulting on Treasury securities over a debt ceiling raise). But it will be amusing to watch Kevin McCarthy unravel as he tries to get a majority vote on anything, and to watch his clenched-teeth snails as he depends on McConnell to actually lead anything.

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    ^ McConnell is truly evil, but McCarthy is simply an ass-kissing empty suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    Definitely has the smell of an enterprise set up purely to extract money from investors, the standard Trump pattern.
    I used to work maintaining banking equipment, saw a few banks close down in the mid 1980's - the Fed ( Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ) seemed to have no sense of humor, nor tolerance of impropriety when it came to money / assets of a member bank, as I recall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawkeye54 View Post
    . . . the Fed ( Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation ) seemed to have no sense of humor, nor tolerance of impropriety when it came to money / assets of a member bank, as I recall.
    And a damn good thing. Considering they were established in 1933, when banks failing had caused no end of misery, I'm not even a little surprised.
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