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PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:00 pm    Post subject: Nasdaq shutdown over stock market stability Reply with quote

I thought the US was the pinnacle of the free market world? I told you capitalism as we know it is dead.

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/aug/22/nasdaq-shutdown-fears-stock-markets
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trolling again I see.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried turning the World Economy off and then on again?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BoneKracker wrote:
Trolling again I see.
No, an excellent point was made. As I said before. Capitalism as we know it is dead.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
Have you tried turning the World Economy off and then on again?
No. It's more like recompiling a new kernel. You need to edit it then turn it off then back again
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sikpuppy wrote:
Have you tried turning the World Economy off and then on again?


Lol did you check the plug? Is the monitor turned on?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cokehabit wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
Trolling again I see.
No, an excellent point was made. As I said before. Capitalism as we know it is dead.

Everything "as we know it" has always been dead. Capitalism is growing rapidly. Russia, India, and China are rapidly becoming capitalist. The U.S. doesn't need you to tell us we are becoming communists and have our government deep in the ass of our economy any more than you need us to tell you that you have bad teeth and are the ugliest breed in Europe. We're aware of the problem, thank you. :lol:
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was probably caused by the recent fallout from the Ricer Gnomes screwing up virtual/udev.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wait, the US economy is classified as capitalist? Corporate fascist is a much better description, in my opinion.

It's hard to argue that a system is capitalist when there's a central bank manipulating interest rates and inflating the currency and the State can't keep track of how many pages are in the federal register.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

People are used to it being about two-thirds capitalist and one-third socialist. Now we're about half and half, so call it what you want. Our most notable characteristic is no longer economic, it's social, that being our sudden pole vault into the land of balls-out authoritarianism.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

tylerwylie wrote:
Wait, the US economy is classified as capitalist? Corporate fascist is a much better description, in my opinion.

It's hard to argue that a system is capitalist when there's a central bank manipulating interest rates and inflating the currency and the State can't keep track of how many pages are in the federal register.


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