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View Poll Results: Do you support the housing bailout legislation?

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Thread: Housing bailout

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    Personally, I need to research exactly what they're doing more before I can say too much here, I admit I don't know enough.

    Now then, for opinion:

    I don't really give a damn if the people who were too lazy to read and comprehend what they were signing lose their house because they can't pay the mortgage.

    I especially don't give a damn if the people who understood it, and made a bet that the values would go up and they'd be able to make a profit off it, lose their houses. To me, that's the same as making a bet in the stock market, sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. How often that is depends on your knowledge and research. If you couldn't afford to lose, you probably shouldn't have made the bet in the first place.

    I don't want the banks to fail in a catastrophic way, and I don't want anyone to lose FDIC insured money. Now then....from my currently rudimentary understanding of things, it's probably necessary for some intervention, but I would like to see that bill to also have attached to it the laws to stop this from repeating itself.

    Understanding how those views fit into what's going on will probably be a project for saturday, or whatever night I have insomnia this week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IlyaK1986 View Post
    The fact that this poll is a predominant "no" just shows how economically retarded people are.
    I'm noticing a trend with you. Are you not capable of civil disagreement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enyo View Post
    I'm noticing a trend with you. Are you not capable of civil disagreement?
    Nobody ever made history for conforming to the masses. Plus, I'm an ENTJ. That's carte blanche to tell it like it is.
    I am an ENTJ. I hate political correctness but love smart people ^_^

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    *shakes head* Telling it like it is doesn't preclude civility. My mom always said that you can't always be nice and truthful at the same time. But something that I've learned over the years is that being deliberately insulting says more about you than the person that you are addressing. It also gives you a good chance of losing your audience and your message not being heard at all.

    It's hard to make history when your message is lost straight to the twit filter.
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    [YOUTUBE="bNmcf4Y3lGM"]Real Estate Downfall[/YOUTUBE]
    "We grow up thinking that beliefs are something to be proud of, but they're really nothing but opinions one refuses to reconsider. Beliefs are easy. The stronger your beliefs are, the less open you are to growth and wisdom, because "strength of belief" is only the intensity with which you resist questioning yourself. As soon as you are proud of a belief, as soon as you think it adds something to who you are, then you've made it a part of your ego."

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