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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    Had they been allowed to fail, you too would have failed if you're working.
    Exactly.
    The point of that sentence is, if the banks and corporations played by the rules, there wouldn't be this dilemma.
    Some people wouldn't be as afraid of a political uprising.
    Some people wouldn't be afraid of their financial future.

    "If people ain't happy, you are going down with them."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeru View Post
    Exactly.
    The point of that sentence is, if the banks and corporations played by the rules, there wouldn't be this dilemma.
    Some people wouldn't be as afraid of a political uprising.
    Some people wouldn't be afraid of their financial future.

    "If people ain't happy, you are going down with them."
    They did play by the rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    They did play by the rules.
    More like rules that they wanted themselves that were turned into rules.

    Won't really debate any more except for the fact that things are preventable to some degree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Takeru View Post
    More like rules that they wanted themselves that were turned into rules.
    You cannot say they didn't play by the rules but what you can say is that the rules were more leaky than a buckshot boat.

    Bear in mind that the rules had been cobbled together over decades where the destructuring of them, wasn't handled in any global manner. Also, what man can create, he can also find loopholes in. Consider how hackers can eventually get through any security measures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    You cannot say they didn't play by the rules but what you can say is that the rules were more leaky than a buckshot boat.

    Bear in mind that the rules had been cobbled together over decades where the destructuring of them, wasn't handled in any global manner. Also, what man can create, he can also find loopholes in. Consider how hackers can eventually get through any security measures.
    It's human nature to seek out a loophole... ie, the path of least resistance.

    I see it all the time when I play Auntie to my nieces. (I am also a giant sucker so I am about as useful as an authority figure as a doily is for holding the ocean.)

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    While I applaud not sitting still and continuing to better one's own life, there comes a point when the disposal and discretionary income becomes so big that everything becomes skewed. Where that point is is up to debate though...
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    i loved reading about stanley ho's family feud over his fortune.
    i hope they make it into a tv drama series.
    every normal man must be tempted, at times,
    to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag,
    and begin slitting throats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenaphor View Post
    They did play by the rules.
    They did respect legal rules, but they didn't uphold their own "professionalism", so to speak, since they weren't able to properly evaluate risk - which is a central part of their business.
    ENTj 7-3-8 sx/sp

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    I think their real fears include whether or not Rumplestiltskin or Satan or The Leprechaun are ever going to collect.

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