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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:42 PM
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The Predator Class is meeting this weekend in Davos. What would YOU tell them?
LOL Check out their Talking Points

This year's World Economic Forum in Davos has been described as the most crucial in the event's 40-year history. For the VIP delegates taking part, the challenge will be to find ways to survive the global turmoil

Talking points

The sessions and seminars in Davos range from critical issues to the quirky and eclectic

36 hours in September: What went wrong?
$600 billion was wiped off global shares in two days on September 17 and 18. Economic luminaries debate what drove the meltdown, and the role of investor psychology

Power to the people: politics in the internet age
President Obama's hugely successful use of the web as a campaign tool highlights the power of the internet. What threats and opportunities does this raise?

The values behind market capitalism
Tony Blair joins business leaders including Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC, and Indra Nooyi, chairman of Pepsico, to debate the ethical worries provoked by world economic crisis and whether an anti-capitalist backlash can be avoided

Leadership lessons from Shakespeare's Macbeth
A leading theatre director draws on the Scottish play to offer lessons in leading to world business chiefs

Can the world live with a frugal America?
As Americans batten down the hatches for a long recession, and struggle with debts worth 140 per cent of GDP, what does a cash-strapped US economy mean for global economic prospects?

The Obama Administration: can it meet the world's expectations?
Amid sky-high hopes for what the Obama presidency will achieve, its chances of success are debated by a panel including Hamid Karzai, President of Afghanistan

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/economic...


Oops! They sound scared.

"whether an anti-capitalist backlash can be avoided"

:scared:
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:45 PM
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1. "values" and "market capitalism"
are incompatible concepts.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:51 PM
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2. They spell it 'value$'
:-)
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:52 PM
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3. They won
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:56 PM
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4. Re: Power to the people: politics in the internet age
Perhaps they could school the Corporate GOP on the computers that The Obama Administration threw out of the WH from Chimpy's reign? :evilgrin:

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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:00 AM
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6. LOL
Nice pic!

:rofl:
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:08 AM
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9. p.s.
"Tony Blair joins business leaders ... "

I hear Tony will is having an Opus Dei. :wow: :scared:
http://www.spirituallysmart.com/blair.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1104750/Blair-s...

Blair, his 'sexy' Catholic aide... and their new Yale HQ near her Opus Dei father's office

Tony Blair is setting up an American office for his religious charity in a move that sheds new light on his close links with Ruth Turner, his controversial former Downing Street aide.

Ms Turner, 38, who was at the heart of the cash-for-honours inquiry in 2006 and 2007, was chosen by the former Prime Minister last spring to run his new Tony Blair Faith Foundation.

/snip

It has become a highly lucrative vehicle for the ex-premier, concentrating its activities at Americas Yale University, where Mr Blair teaches a course on faith and globalisation and where Ms Turners British-born father, Denys, is a theology professor.
Asked about the foundations expansion plans and whether Catholicism played a role in it, his spokesman drew attention to an article on its website, which said: As Prime Minister of Britain, Tony Blair was officially an Anglican. Unofficially, though, he was a practising Roman Catholic.

It goes on to quote Mr Blair as saying: My wifes Catholic, my kids are brought up as Catholics, Ive been going to mass for 25 years, and it comments: In a way, Blairs foundation is the culmination of his life as a double agent.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:14 AM
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11. wow
I hadn't seen that.

LOL I guess nothing should be shocking anymore
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:20 AM
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14. No, but what gives me HOPE is that these over-inflated EGOS will not be able to
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 12:21 AM by ShortnFiery
find ORDER, whether it be "One World" or NOT.

But there's some interesting reading at this site. Yes, I would not be surprised that there are some very FREAKY alliances and some of them have origins in offshoots - tainting of the Christian Religions.
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Kip Humphrey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:47 AM
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21. Blair teaches a course on faith and globalisation ... Should be BLIND faith...
the only way anyone can believe in globalisation.
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metapunditedgy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-23-09 11:58 PM
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5. It's not an issue of "capitalism" or "socialism." The predators built a
system that was biased in their favor, and then they pretend that they have a God-given right to perpetuate that system.

We'll be fixing that soon. :-)
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:06 AM
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7. I'd tell them
You keep screwing over people,your little party will come to an abrupt end.

Greedy predators..always fail..
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:07 AM
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8. I'd tell them they're a bunch of fucking idiots
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 12:08 AM by Warpy
and that if even a nurse in Podunk could tell them that substituting debt for wages so they could strip mine labor was a stupid idea and would eventually crash the economy as the debt started to reach a critical level and go unpaid, they'd definitely been paying the wrong people to do their thinking for them.

I'd tell these masters of the universe that they're irrelevant and that the economy has always run from the bottom up and if they don't want people to rise up and strangle them in their beds they'd better realize it and repair the economy fast, and that means parting with everything they stole from us to rebuild the economy from the bottom up.

I'd then leave them all with a nice graphic of the aristocracy in their tumbrils, Madame La Guillotine in the distance with blade raised to welcome them properly to hell.

They'd better be scared. They have done this to us before and some of their ancestors were executed because of it.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:12 AM
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10. I wish you were there as our envoy
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:54 AM
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19. Damn Warpy! I think I love you! (been meaning to tell you that for a while) n/t
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:14 AM
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12.  "This is really gonna hurt.....
....And leave a nasty mark..."
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:15 AM
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13. Greed, Greed and More Greed is what went wrong you worth-less SOBs.
Edited on Sat Jan-24-09 12:19 AM by Double T
An ANTI-capitalist backlash is inevitable and I will help to lead the way you wretched bastards! To be or not to be; that is no longer the question. What do you call every CEO, executive management and board member fitted in cement overshoes drowning on the bottom of the ocean. Answer: Hope and Change. Frugal my ass; America is months away from outright poverty. The wall street scam artists have raped, pillaged and burned the US and world economy for the last 30 years and the backlash cometh!!!
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:24 AM
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15. Nice rant!
...and the backlash cometh

:thumbsup:
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Fridays Child Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:35 AM
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16. "Predator class."
The term is so apt. I hope it gains wide usage.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:45 AM
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17. Capitalism: The Predatory Phase of Human Development
Heard that somewhere too!
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Wiley50 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 12:47 AM
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18. At this point I'd tell them
"Pay Up or Die You Greedy Motherfuckers!"
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Buns_of_Fire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:24 AM
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20. "That Pate de fois Gras you just consumed was laced with cyanide.
"Oh, and I pissed in the sorbet and spit in your water glasses, too."
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 06:50 AM
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22. Well, Davos would say it's getting crowded...
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 10:04 AM
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23. How about "You are all under arrest"
SHUT THE FUCK UP!
Oops. I mean, you have the right to remain silent.
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 11:00 AM
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24. Live it up, baby!
Because this could be your last chance.
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