Obama General Discussion, vol. 4 - Page 31 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind > Free Your Mind Archive
Click Here to Login
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-16-2012, 01:16 AM   #451
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Canadiens1131's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 10,363
Local Time: 08:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by INDY500 View Post
A lesson on banking for Philly courtesy of George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life.

The Savings and Loan was over-leveraged.

Should have been more tightly regulated, INDY
__________________

__________________
Canadiens1131 is offline  
Old 06-16-2012, 11:05 AM   #452
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The American Resistance
Posts: 4,754
Local Time: 06:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Canadiens1131 View Post
Should have been more tightly regulated, INDY
Again your knee-jerk reaction is a call for bigger more intrusive government.

No government meddling is needed when a simple company policy against nepotism will do the trick.

__________________

__________________
INDY500 is offline  
Old 06-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #453
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,697
Local Time: 06:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by INDY500 View Post
No government meddling is needed when a simple company policy against nepotism will do the trick.
And up until Obama came along companies were doing this. Up until then we could trust companies to regulate themselves, we could trust them not to cut corners, we could trust them to do the right thing. Right?

I miss the good ole days too. The days when corporations were people too...
__________________
BVS is offline  
Old 06-16-2012, 06:23 PM   #454
ONE
love, blood, life
 
financeguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ireland
Posts: 10,122
Local Time: 01:10 PM
Quote:
For an author who has specialised in giving us such graphic pictures of the "other" America, from its underbelly to its dark margins, has Barack Obama's bright new administration led to a change in his inner landscape, I ask, or even the outer landscape – the America he sees around him? "The world of American politics is more contentious than it has ever been in my lifetime," he says, in an explanation that sounds as much a description of his characters as the national psyche. "Obama's campaign was built on vilifying Bush republicans. Anything that starts out with hatred, contempt and vilification... I think America is just so in love with conflict. People could disengage from it in an instant, but we have an addiction to high levels of engagement with it that always keeps us in battles. It's a game we play."
Chuck Palahniuk: 'I shy away from non-consensual violence' - Features - Books - The Independent
__________________
financeguy is offline  
Old 06-16-2012, 06:36 PM   #455
Blue Crack Addict
 
Moonlit_Angel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: In a dimension known as the Twilight Zone...do de doo doo, do de doo doo...
Posts: 19,271
Local Time: 06:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by INDY500 View Post
Again your knee-jerk reaction is a call for bigger more intrusive government.

No government meddling is needed when a simple company policy against nepotism will do the trick.
Yes. That will clearly solve the problem.

Seriously?
__________________
Moonlit_Angel is offline  
Old 06-16-2012, 07:28 PM   #456
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The American Resistance
Posts: 4,754
Local Time: 06:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Moonlit_Angel View Post
Seriously?
It's a movie !!
__________________
INDY500 is offline  
Old 06-27-2012, 08:54 PM   #457
Blue Crack Addict
 
anitram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: NY
Posts: 16,297
Local Time: 07:10 AM


No doubt Mittens and the other Republicans will be lining up soon to thank Obama for the lower gas prices. Analysts are predicting they'll hit less than $3/gallon by the fall.

Since it was his fault that gas prices soared, must be now that it's a stunning achievement.

No?
__________________
anitram is offline  
Old 06-27-2012, 09:52 PM   #458
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 40,697
Local Time: 06:10 AM
Where is Mrs G?
__________________
BVS is offline  
Old 06-27-2012, 10:35 PM   #459
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: The American Resistance
Posts: 4,754
Local Time: 06:10 AM
Average gas prices--January 26, 2009

Quote:
Average gas prices--January 26, 2009

Regular gasoline/gallon $1.84
Just to put $3.44 in perspective.
__________________
INDY500 is offline  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:22 AM   #460
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,730
Local Time: 04:10 AM
That can't be right, can it? I know time moves fast, but I would swear on my .... uh .... my U2 bootleg collection that gas has not been that cheap since ... god, I can't even remember when it was below $2.50.

And here in the PNW, we're typically well above the national average. That chart says west coast $2.06 and even that seems unbelievable to me.

Do I just have a crappy memory? That was only 3 years ago and that just seems so ... well, wrong!
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:27 AM   #461
Blue Crack Supplier
 
Irvine511's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 30,499
Local Time: 07:10 AM
I have no idea. I spend most of my time in cabs or on airplanes.
__________________
Irvine511 is offline  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:32 AM   #462
Blue Crack Distributor
 
corianderstem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Seattle
Posts: 63,730
Local Time: 04:10 AM
Google to the rescue. Looks like here at the end of 2008 there were still a few Seattle area gas stations under $2, but by June our average was $2.80ish, so I'm not quite completely crazy!

I honestly thought it had been many more years since it had been below $2. Heh. I don't drive much, and therefore don't spend a lot on gas (plus have a small gas tank), so I just shrug and adjust at the increases. The sticker shock (or lack thereof) doesn't stick with me to pull out of my brain three years later.
__________________
corianderstem is offline  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:43 AM   #463
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 07:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by INDY500 View Post
It's a movie !!
You're right. No such thing as angels
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline  
Old 06-28-2012, 12:45 AM   #464
ONE
love, blood, life
 
Jive Turkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 13,646
Local Time: 07:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by corianderstem View Post
That can't be right, can it? I know time moves fast, but I would swear on my .... uh .... my U2 bootleg collection that gas has not been that cheap since ... god, I can't even remember when it was below $2.50.

And here in the PNW, we're typically well above the national average. That chart says west coast $2.06 and even that seems unbelievable to me.

Do I just have a crappy memory? That was only 3 years ago and that just seems so ... well, wrong!
I bought my first car 10 years ago. Back then, for premium gasoline, it was 63 cents a litre. Now, I regularly pay around $1.35/litre (as high as $1.50) for premium. What kind of dogshit is that?
__________________
Jive Turkey is offline  
Old 06-28-2012, 06:30 AM   #465
Rock n' Roll Doggie
Band-aid
 
ntalwar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 4,900
Local Time: 07:10 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by INDY500 View Post
Average gas prices--January 26, 2009



Just to put $3.44 in perspective.
The Dow was also 8000 then (vs. 12.6k now). We were in the midst of a deflationary spiral brought on by the 2008 financial crisis.
__________________

__________________
ntalwar is offline  
 

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com