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Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:23 PM

Just watched "Dark Knight Rises" with my nephew and his friends.

Bane and his pals shooting up the stock exchange made me snicker. Does that make me a bad person?

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Reply Just watched "Dark Knight Rises" with my nephew and his friends. (Original post)
Brigid Dec 2012 OP
Cleita Dec 2012 #1
Brigid Dec 2012 #2
NoOneMan Dec 2012 #3
dballance Dec 2012 #4
Cleita Dec 2012 #5
dballance Dec 2012 #6
On the Road Dec 2012 #7

Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:25 PM

1. Not unless innocent people were killed.

However, taking down the stock exchange would make me snicker too. I suppose some good hackers like Anonymous could for a day or two and it wouldn't involve shooting.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:31 PM

2. Yeah, I like that idea better.

No violence is always a good thing.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:34 PM

3. Bane was right. Batman was wrong

 

Batman worked overtime to prop up a bunch of corrupt, elite sycophants. Their illusion of prosperity & progress was an insult to the poor

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:50 PM

4. Oh wow. That's a sort of scary idea

Can you imagine what it would do to the global economy if Wall Street were hacked and shut down for a few days? I can't really because I'm not a smart economist. But I bet it would be really bad. Despite the fact I'd love to see all those traders loose their asses it might not be a good thing.

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:12 PM

5. They count on you thinking that way, but do you really believe everything

would be lost? I think it would leverage things down to what the true value of the stocks actually are. The guys that are trading in esoteric stuff, shorting and all would go down I think. Sure a lot of people would lose their shirts including some senior citizens whose retirements would probably go poof, but not entirely poof if the investments were somewhat conservative. I would love to see the venture capitalists go poof myself.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:27 PM

6. Actually, I Agree with you.

I think it would be beneficial in the long term for all the exotic deals and such to crash and take all those vulture capitalists with them. It wouldn't be pretty in the short term.

But we don't have any politicians or regulators who are not far too connected to the whole mess to expect anything to happen for those of us who don't have the money to buy politicians - oops I mean make campaign contributions.

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Response to Brigid (Original post)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 08:52 PM

7. Mmmm,

yes.

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