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Sun Dec 11, 2011, 04:07 PM

Question for the group: how broadly do you want to take the Statement of Purpose?


Do we want to talk about how the economy is affecting us, as indiv?
Do we want more of ms smiler's information on her lawsuits against banks?
With the new forum limits, there is not much room elsewhere for her info.

I personally am very much into the foreclosure issues, have been following them since 2008.

What kinds of things of things do you want included under the "purpose"?

Asking because we need to be able to identify what is NOT part of the purpose if and when that comes up.
( bear in mind that alerts, not group hosts,address rudeness, disruption, trolls, etc)


Whatcha say?


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Reply Question for the group: how broadly do you want to take the Statement of Purpose? (Original post)
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 OP
Ruby the Liberal Dec 2011 #1
dkf Dec 2011 #2
hamerfan Dec 2011 #3
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 #4
Autumn Colors Dec 2011 #5
westerebus Dec 2011 #6
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 #7
westerebus Dec 2011 #8
Ghost Dog Dec 2011 #9
NMDemDist2 Dec 2011 #10
Hugin Dec 2011 #11
NMDemDist2 Dec 2011 #12
Hugin Dec 2011 #13
NMDemDist2 Dec 2011 #14
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 #15
NMDemDist2 Dec 2011 #16
PufPuf23 Dec 2011 #17
dixiegrrrrl Dec 2011 #18
Ghost Dog Dec 2011 #19

Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 04:20 PM

1. The more the merrier, IMO

I love being able to see econ related stuff of all stripes in one place. That, and it will be easier to find going forward if, say, a friend ends up having bank/foreclosure/broker issues and you want to go back and find an article you remembered reading about the topic.

Of course, econ issues are the main topics that I would usually read in GD or LBN, so I may be looking at this a little differently from a topical perspective.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 04:27 PM

2. Mortgage lawsuits are very significant to the state of the economy since so much is based on housing

 

Understanding its ins and outs would be helpful.

To me, almost everything can be related to the economy. I may be the wrong person to comment on where it should be limited.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 04:57 PM

3. Hi all

I mostly hang out in the Stock Market Watch thread, so hi to everyone I'm not familiar with here.
My two cents worth is that anything economics related should be welcome in this group, provided the forum rules are adhered to.

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Response to hamerfan (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:20 PM

4. We have been discussing the most appropriate place for SMW.

You find this earlier post helpful, and pls share any ideas on it you have.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:32 PM

5. Yes

The mortgage fraud/foreclosure fraud issue is affecting many of us as individuals (**raises hand**) and the economy as a whole, so that absolutely belongs here!

ms.smiler had JUST posted the link to name-scrubbed pdf files of her lawsuit documents only hours before we switched over to DU3 so I fear most people following that thread didn't get to see them.

Would love for that OP and the new info to be reposted here and then pinned so we can follow the progress on that.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:32 PM

6. Would it be possible to include SMW's disclaimer.

That this is for informational and entertainment purposes and not investment advice to paraphrase that tread.

As far as how broad, if it starts with two economists walk into a bar and ends with no animals were injured in the making of this post, exclusive of pictures of naughty bits, what's not part and parcel of the dismal science?

The politics of money and the powers that be are fair game.

And that "truth-e-ness" thing is a welcomed refreshment (given the corporate lacky spew) as a fair test of what the purpose of the economy post group forum whatchamacallit thingy is should anyone ask might cover it. Also know as the duck test.

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Response to westerebus (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:42 PM

7. I agree, with this caveat:

No duct taped ducks if we test them!

Agreed?
( gotta run over and show this to greywarrior now)

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:59 PM

8. Duck tape? Duct tape? Duct taped ducks?

tomato tomatoe

What could possibly go wrong? lulz

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Response to westerebus (Reply #6)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 05:59 PM

9. what's not part and parcel of the dismal science?

especially in poetic idiom.

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:25 PM

10. I like the 'more the merrier' concept

this forum saved me when I realized (in a large part to the DrHousingBubble excerpts in here) in 2006 that my house is PHX was ridiculously over valued, sold it and paid cash for an acre in NM

i love this forum and love being exposed to all kinds of information, so wide open in my vote!

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:29 PM

11. I like the words Understanding, Gracious, and Welcoming.

I think they should be included in the SoP somewhere.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:31 PM

12. how about "broad and inclusive"

i like that as well, yours is very genteel tho too

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #12)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:34 PM

13. Good words!

Now we're getting somewhere.

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Response to Hugin (Reply #13)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:37 PM

14. thanks! how about....

Discuss fiscal and economic policy. Budget, taxes, spending, etc offering a broad and inclusive space for differing viewpoints.

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Response to NMDemDist2 (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:45 PM

15. Well, the actual SOP is written by Admins.

but once we get official ( apparently we are not "officially " official yet"
I hope to have a pinned statement of our mutual agreement of how we are defining the idea of the
SOP.
I see a good start in your sentence..........

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 07:50 PM

16. you're welcome to any or all of it

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Original post)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 08:44 PM

17. Very Very broad. I subscribed to this group.

The economy has effected me personally and my communities.

There is much ever more institutionalized sociopathic behavior in the world of economics and finance.

One of the problems in the USA (and World) is neoliberal economic policy IMO.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #17)

Sun Dec 11, 2011, 09:17 PM

18. I am hearing that folks are open to different points of view

as long as we stick to the general themes of the SOP.
Sounds very democratic. Good.

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Response to PufPuf23 (Reply #17)

Mon Dec 12, 2011, 08:19 AM

19. "(and World)" - yes, please don't ignore what's international...

... everything is interconnected, economically and ecologically.

The more the merrier.

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