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clinker

Trad climber
Santa Cruz, California
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:26am PT
The important thing missing on this thread is a definable goal.

I propose that the 50,000th poster be bought a drink by the opposing parties members. A credit at the Mountain Room Bar(lounge) would be nice that poster is a local.

I'm in as a republican and at $12.00 Put up or shut up.

I predict that the libs will lose.

When it gets close may the best schemer win.

Jon C
PureEvil

Gym climber
Underworld, Ca.
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:30am PT
dirtbag,


Thank you, a gentleman as always!



TheEvilOne
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 11:47am PT
Hi Fatty
Tell your buddy Coz the real truth about the Republicans for us, since you're the only honest Republican I ever met, and know that the Party is evil to the core, that's why you love it so much, right?

Tell Coz that the 2 parties are diametrically opposed, the Dems work for the People, and the Republicans are an evil cult of Selfish bastards.
dirtbag

climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:48am PT
"Warmongering" selfish bastards. You forgot "warmongering."
PureEvil

Gym climber
Underworld, Ca.
Feb 18, 2014 - 11:54am PT
Hi Craig(Dr.F),

The parties definitely have different core belief systems, but it's really just different economic and world theories. It's Hayak(Smith) vs. Krugman & Co., on geopolitics, it's Von Clauswitz vs. Ghandi. Both parties do like the corporate dollar though.



TheEvilOne

edit: I'll be back to get 50k
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 12:00pm PT
what conservatism has wrought...

America is now run by big Banks owning Monopolies of all our raw materials and commodities, another time bomb ready to explode, thanks alot Phil Graham you evil traitor.


The Vampire Squid Strikes Again: The Mega Banks' Most Devious Scam Yet Banks are no longer just financing heavy industry.
They are actually buying it up and inventing bigger, bolder and scarier scams than ever

By Matt Taibbi
February 12, 2014 11:00 AM ET

Call it the loophole that destroyed the world. It's 1999, the tail end of the Clinton years. While the rest of America obsesses over Monica Lewinsky, Columbine and Mark McGwire's biceps, Congress is feverishly crafting what could yet prove to be one of the most transformative laws in the history of our economy a law that would make possible a broader concentration of financial and industrial power than we've seen in more than a century.

But the crazy thing is, nobody at the time quite knew it. Most observers on the Hill thought the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act was just the latest and boldest in a long line of deregulatory handouts to Wall Street that had begun in the Reagan years.

Wall Street had spent much of that era arguing that America's banks needed to become bigger and badder, in order to compete globally with the German and Japanese-style financial giants, which were supposedly about to swallow up all the world's banking business. So through legislative lackeys like red-faced Republican deregulatory enthusiast Phil Gramm, bank lobbyists were pushing a new law designed to wipe out 60-plus years of bedrock financial regulation. The key was repealing or "modifying," as bill proponents put it the famed Glass-Steagall Act separating bankers and brokers, which had been passed in 1933 to prevent conflicts of interest within the finance sector that had led to the Great Depression. Now, commercial banks would be allowed to merge with investment banks and insurance companies, creating financial megafirms potentially far more powerful than had ever existed in America.

All of this was big enough news in itself. But it would take half a generation till now, basically to understand the most explosive part of the bill, which additionally legalized new forms of monopoly, allowing banks to merge with heavy industry. A tiny provision in the bill also permitted commercial banks to delve into any activity that is "complementary to a financial activity and does not pose a substantial risk to the safety or soundness of depository institutions or the financial system generally."

Complementary to a financial activity. What the hell did that mean?

The Feds vs. Goldman
"From the perspective of the banks," says Saule Omarova, a law professor at the University of North Carolina, "pretty much everything is considered complementary to a financial activity."

Fifteen years later, in fact, it now looks like Wall Street and its lawyers took the term to be a synonym for ruthless campaigns of world domination. "Nobody knew the reach it would have into the real economy," says Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown. Now a leading voice on the Hill against the hidden provisions, Brown actually voted for Gramm-Leach-Bliley as a congressman, along with all but 72 other House members. "I bet even some of the people who were the bill's advocates had no idea."

a couple more pages

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-strikes-again-the-mega-banks-most-devious-scam-yet-20140212#ixzz2thnr1SD7
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 18, 2014 - 12:26pm PT
The residence evil has returned...Get Ron on the bat phone...Now..
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:35pm PT
Good to have you back, Jeff. I already feel less lonely.

John
PureEvil

Gym climber
Underworld, Ca.
Feb 18, 2014 - 01:39pm PT
John,

I won't be back for long, Norton has probably sent CMac five emails by now.



TheEvilOne....aka:Tuco
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Feb 18, 2014 - 02:01pm PT
I think you've more than served your time. And besides, you should have been entitled to credit for good behavior.

I also think some of the posting activity has slowed down on this thread as we maneuver for that elusive 50,000th post. Of late, there just hasn't been that much posted on this thread about which I feel compelled to comment in any case. Maybe it's just the warm weather "distracting" my thoughts from politics back to the mountains where they belong.

John
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Feb 18, 2014 - 03:49pm PT
I don'tr know why you folks keep bumping a threat that says "Why are Republicans Wrong about Everything?" Why knot take it here: http://www.supertopo.com/climbers-forum/1967912/Your-average-Democrat or start afresh.
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Feb 18, 2014 - 03:56pm PT

"PureEvil: This members account has been deactivated"...



What took so long???...

Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
Feb 18, 2014 - 04:02pm PT
I won't be back for long, Norton has probably sent CMac five emails by now.

nope, not me

I have never, ever, asked administration for anyone to be banned

when it happens it is because of their own behavior, they do it to themselves

really, the rules here are clear and, for most, easy to follow

rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 18, 2014 - 04:05pm PT
Standard childish behavior by Dr. Evil...blame someone else for their banning instead of taking responsibility for the behavior...whaaa...go back to your basement and eat some more crispy cremes...rj
WBraun

climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 04:10pm PT
No you just out them here on the forum ya aszhole Norton.

Same thing fukhead.

You're still number one stupid fuking idiot tool on the forum.

You ever even been outside ever?

Not you ya stupid loser Norton.

You're only some stupid politard forum posting wanker that believes in his own bullsh!t and thinks it's absolutely important.

What a stupid tool ....
locker

Social climber
Some Rehab in Bolivia
Feb 18, 2014 - 04:13pm PT


But is he REALLY an American???...
Dr. F.

Trad climber
SoCal
Topic Author's Reply - Feb 18, 2014 - 04:34pm PT
Hey Coz..
have you checked on this poster?
he seems to be breaking every rule in the book, don't ya think!!!

No you just out them here on the forum ya aszhole Norton.

Same thing fukhead.

You're still number one stupid fuking idiot tool on the forum.

You ever even been outside ever?

Not you ya stupid loser Norton.

You're only some stupid politard forum posting wanker that believes in his own bullsh!t and thinks it's absolutely important.

What a stupid tool ....

NORTON is my friend, I really don't think he needs this kind of abuse.
Nor does anyone.

But does it matter??
not really.. just making a point
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Feb 18, 2014 - 05:16pm PT
Is Coz holding the Red Button now...?
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Feb 18, 2014 - 07:35pm PT
http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2395697




John M

climber
Feb 18, 2014 - 07:40pm PT
you ( TGT ) get off on the weirdest shit
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