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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-26-08 05:56 AM
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10. Just....? under(-regulated)....? some.....? Move over Karl Rove. Your time is up.
Edited on Wed Nov-26-08 06:41 AM by KCabotDullesMarxIII
Given the "philosophical" nature of Friedmaniacal neoliberalism ("What's mine is mine, and what's yours is mine. But, noble soul that I am, I'll trickle some back down to you..."), a moral compass was always out of the question. Obviously stillis and will remain so.

The males, in politics, however, do seem to have an "immoral compass", a way of bodging along, plotting a path that looks uncommonly like "the low road" when they think it will help their career ambitions, but without making a religion of it.

Most women, on the other hand, are all at sea as regards this "immoral compass" males that seem to come so naturally to male politicos, expecting the world to be run in accordance with some basic rules and a degree of reason, of rationality. Hence so many female big-league whistle-blowers.

Consequently, they either make a religion of "taking the low road", or far more commonly have a hopeless stab at taking the really low road, like Hillary did on occasions during the primaries. Really, a fish out of water in the idiotic rough-and-tumble of male politics. However, the corollary could well be, would seem to be, that that may make her a far better Cabinet Minister than most males. A proper moral compass would surely be better than that "bodging along", masculine "immoral compass" in a Secretary of State.

Obama seems to defy any political categorization. A magnanimous spirit more like an Attaturk, than anything, I expect, though less secular in his beliefs and outlook. Better for the nation, although at a personal, informal level, mercy, goodness and justice are true religion, informally as well as by way of the basis of formal religion, judging from Matthew's Gospel.
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  -I Just Realized That I'm Smarter Than I Think I Am... Probably You Are, Too TygrBright  Nov-26-08 02:19 AM   #0 
  - Reading your thread just made me wish I could rec it several dozen times  truedelphi   Nov-26-08 02:36 AM   #1 
  - Yeah, that was fun, and true.  napoleon_in_rags   Nov-26-08 02:43 AM   #3 
  - I'm Willing to Bet They Can't Even Cook or Clean for Themselves  Demeter   Nov-26-08 03:58 AM   #6 
     - haha, you are so right!  Lucky Luciano   Nov-26-08 11:05 AM   #22 
     - One: I'm not a he. Two: Google "Steve Eisman"  TygrBright   Nov-26-08 11:27 AM   #25 
     - Was Eisman an early warner, or part of the problem? My problem is that  truedelphi   Nov-26-08 12:13 PM   #29 
     - Steve Eisman FrontPoint.  TygrBright   Nov-26-08 12:17 PM   #31 
        - One thing that is very sad about all this is when you have  truedelphi   Nov-26-08 01:32 PM   #45 
     - Of course someone shorted the top of the market  Lucky Luciano   Nov-26-08 12:28 PM   #33 
        - How is playing the market different from gambling in a casino?  BrklynLiberal   Nov-26-08 02:25 PM   #46 
        - Here's the difference in one short sentence:  truedelphi   Nov-27-08 01:20 PM   #64 
        - You are playing for postive expected values  Lucky Luciano   Nov-27-08 09:41 PM   #68 
        - Based on this and your previous post...  progressive_realist   Nov-26-08 06:05 PM   #53 
        - Do you mean John Paulson or Hank Paulson?? n/t  truedelphi   Nov-27-08 01:15 PM   #63 
           - Hank is not shorting the top of the market. John Paulson owns Paulson & Co.  Lucky Luciano   Nov-27-08 03:35 PM   #65 
     - Eisman figures in this article by Michael Lewis, who apparently wrote a book called "Liar's Poker":  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 12:20 PM   #32 
        - Liar's poker is a great book and required reading for traders. nt  Lucky Luciano   Nov-26-08 12:29 PM   #34 
           - I expect it helps you to keep your sanity, confirming that your intelligence and  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 01:12 PM   #42 
     - Or wipe thenselves. Just sayin  rhett o rick   Nov-26-08 11:03 PM   #56 
  - Not me.  GoesTo11   Nov-26-08 02:41 AM   #2 
  - mmmm.... I love the smell of anti-intellectualism in the morning.  BlooInBloo   Nov-26-08 03:01 AM   #4 
  - have i told you lately that you're a fucking genius?  unblock   Nov-26-08 05:18 AM   #9 
  - Great post K&R  RandomThoughts   Nov-26-08 03:33 AM   #5 
  - It's the Ethics, as Well as the Intelligence  Demeter   Nov-26-08 04:01 AM   #7 
  - well golly gee. try explaining "money" in simple terms. terms you can understand.  unblock   Nov-26-08 05:16 AM   #8 
  - Just....? under(-regulated)....? some.....? Move over Karl Rove. Your time is up.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 05:56 AM   #10 
  - lol and look who's using rovian debate tactics!  unblock   Nov-26-08 06:20 AM   #11 
     - Since when did Rove speak the truth? Tell me more. I'm fascinated. Be back a bit later.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 06:37 AM   #12 
     - Rove should be so lucky. He twists truth. I don't even have to rebut  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 10:53 AM   #20 
        - i see you've gone back and edited your post #10  unblock   Nov-26-08 11:18 AM   #24 
           - I'll do my best. Thanks for the encouragement. All the more noble for being  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 12:08 PM   #27 
  - So, there's no Ponzi scheme? Well that's a novel insight. Iconoclastic even.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 12:13 PM   #30 
     - ah, if only sarcasm were a hard currency.  unblock   Nov-26-08 12:51 PM   #37 
        - "ah, if only sarcasm were a hard currency." You leave an ugly suspicion that  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 01:09 PM   #40 
  - The truth of the global economy  bongbong   Nov-26-08 08:49 AM   #13 
  - yup and yup. (nt)  w4rma   Nov-26-08 09:23 AM   #14 
  - The idea was  onlyadream   Nov-26-08 09:38 AM   #16 
  - There's no free lunch.  jfkraus   Nov-26-08 09:25 AM   #15 
  - Bottom line--For over 30 years....  michigander3   Nov-26-08 10:12 AM   #17 
  - I have a relative that works for Citibank  wilsonbooks   Nov-26-08 10:35 AM   #18 
  - Only the top dogs know the overall risks at the  Lucky Luciano   Nov-26-08 11:11 AM   #23 
     - Michael Lewis roundly rebuts your assertion, claiming instead that they.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 12:31 PM   #35 
        - I was referring to Citibank, but Lewis was referring to some tiny dipshit financial inst.  Lucky Luciano   Nov-26-08 12:49 PM   #36 
           - Thank you. That was very interesting. I'm just re-reading Michael  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 12:52 PM   #38 
  - you. are. brilliant.  Left Brain   Nov-26-08 10:41 AM   #19 
  - aw, thanks... feel free! n/t  TygrBright   Nov-26-08 11:01 AM   #21 
  - A letter by a Paul Sousek, in today's UK Daily Mail, with the heading, "Don't send good money  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 12:07 PM   #26 
  - Somewhere, someone is buying a lottery ticket right now.  Gregorian   Nov-26-08 12:11 PM   #28 
  - Close but no cigar...  ElboRuum   Nov-26-08 01:05 PM   #39 
  - PhDs are likely to have very high IQs  Lucky Luciano   Nov-26-08 01:09 PM   #41 
  - Unfortunately, Lucky, even then most cerebral guys can have such half-witted  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 01:27 PM   #44 
     - You are right  BrklynLiberal   Nov-26-08 02:46 PM   #47 
     - Thanks for those gems, Brklyn Liberal. Loved the opening sentences  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 04:08 PM   #48 
     - I cannot hlep but think that their inability to "look into" what was going on, was based on the  BrklynLiberal   Nov-26-08 05:20 PM   #49 
        - You and the rest of us, I dare say.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-27-08 10:30 AM   #62 
     - Who says Greenspan is among the "most cerebral guys"?  dbmk   Nov-26-08 05:37 PM   #50 
        - Well, he appears to have a Phd and to have enjoyed high office  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-26-08 05:47 PM   #51 
        - Frickin Greenspan lives in a bubble. He needs a good dose of reality or the clap. Just sayin. nm  rhett o rick   Nov-26-08 11:02 PM   #55 
           - ".... or the clap." Now that's a riotous imagination!  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-27-08 08:22 AM   #60 
     - I hear a lot of what you are saying...  Lucky Luciano   Nov-28-08 08:30 AM   #70 
  - And PHD's aren't necessarily Smart  12string   Nov-27-08 02:44 AM   #58 
     - Almost all PhDs pay their own way.  Lucky Luciano   Nov-28-08 08:17 AM   #69 
  - You are right!!! You are a g'damn genius! Not just because you figured that all out, but also  BrklynLiberal   Nov-26-08 01:18 PM   #43 
  - My BIL tried explaining it all to me.  knitter4democracy   Nov-26-08 05:53 PM   #52 
  - Damn you, I don't want to be smarter. I drink especially to help numb this schtuff.  rhett o rick   Nov-26-08 11:01 PM   #54 
  - I would like to add a caveat.....  OwnedByFerrets   Nov-27-08 12:17 AM   #57 
  - Wonderful its all one big Nigerian 419 scheme........  Historic NY   Nov-27-08 07:08 AM   #59 
  - I've pretty much lost faith with  eilen   Nov-27-08 08:59 AM   #61 
  - I've been thinking about the new 8 trillion number for days now and I'm coming to a conclusion  Joanne98   Nov-27-08 03:36 PM   #66 
  - 50 Trillion is not the amount of money various banks owe from CDS exposure  Lucky Luciano   Nov-28-08 08:39 AM   #71 
  - You're right--I AM smarter than I think you are.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-27-08 03:40 PM   #67 

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