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@CeceliaHolland @Scroogie The failing banks should have been nationalized.  Management should have been replaced, assets liquified, etc.

To ease liquidity, new banks should have been created by the government. For S500 billion (a fraction of the 4 trillion spent by the Fed) you could lever the new banks at 10 to 1, creating $5 trillion of money that could be lent into the economy.


Once they are up and running and the crisis has passed, the government could then sell off the new banks to investors.


It's easy, but it would require cronies and insiders to take the fall (which they deserve) and because they didn't take the fall, this is evidence that our government has been captured in 2008 by a "soft" coup of oligarchs.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121077/2016-gop-candidates-have-rand-pauls-views-federal-reserve

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What kind of bizarro world do we live in where the Central Bank has crushed savers and retirees with low interest rates, and gifted this money to the richest of the richest financiers, all  in the name of a "trickle down" scheme that has decimated the nation's middle class and enriched the 1%.


And yet, this gift to the rich is supported by so-called liberals (usually defenders of labor) and hated by the so-called right (usually pro-business). 


It's crazy and I am very afraid.

1 month, 1 week ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121077/2016-gop-candidates-have-rand-pauls-views-federal-reserve

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At least the author isn't going on about how Obama is a socialist.  Obama a CORPORATIST just like his pals Hillary and Jeb.


There will be no change and no hope until junk eating Americans figure out it's monopolies, cartels, and mega banks that are the true enemy.


Until then Americans have the government they deserve.

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Clinton v. Bush 2016: The Wake-Up Call That Could Puncture America’s Zombie Rapture

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They can never "normalize" now because this will take down the world economy, governments, and social services.  If this happens central banking will take the blame (and rightly so) so normalcy is an existential threat to the Fed and it's Wall Street masters.  An existential threat means they are dug in for battle. Battle of course means war.


Policy levers will be "stuck at emergency levels" until the policy levers are pried from the hands of central bankers.

3 months ago on The Fed Is Heading For Another Catastrophe—-Replaying The Same 2004-2006 ‘Incrementalist’ Script That Nearly Blew-Up The World

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They are probably not done yet, but it's Interesting how the Dodger brass seems to be emphasizing defense and pitching.  Looking at Kemp's second half last season, he's a pretty good bet to have a monster year next season.  But he's a butcher in the field and this hurts his WAR.  They know this, and would rather lose the bat for an upgrade at catcher and pitch framing.  Interesting.

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Report: Dodgers trade Kemp, FedEx to Padres for Grandal, Wieland, Eflin

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Great trade for us. On the other hand,  I can't understand why the Marlins would do this trade.  


Did all the nerds flee Miami?


3 months, 2 weeks ago on Dodgers trade Dee, Haren to Marlins for Heaney, Hatcher, 2 prospects

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What?  Shopping Dee Gordon?  Attempting to sell high on a speedy player with low obp and one good half season?


I love this front office.  

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Winter Meetings Day Two: Matt Kemp Getting Closer To Not Being A Dodger

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After seeing a thin skinned owner bow to a malicious press and fire the progressive Depodesta and then hire the regressive Colletti,


this is the revenge of the nerds!


And I mean that in the best possible way.  I'm excited

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Rejoice! Dodgers To Hire Farhan Zaidi as GM

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Have a fucking pitcher pinch run!!!! Idiot!!!!!!!!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 NLDS Game 4, Part 2

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Baez?  Mattingly so freakin' rigid.  He doesn't have an ounce of creativity.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 NLDS Game 4, Part 2

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I can't believe I paid $70 to upgrade my cable package to view this series.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 NLDS Game 4, Part 2

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I feel like vomiting.  Seriously feel like vomiting

5 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 NLDS Game 4, Part 2

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We need to fix the mound now.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 NLDS Game 4, Part 2

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CK is going to clamp them down this time.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 NLDS Game 4, Part 2

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Crawford should bat leadoff

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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Honestly I'm glad he's not out running the bases.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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CK is on a mission!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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Someday MLB is gonna' wake up to the fact that umpires are missing a significant amount of calls.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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IF he's safe there's gonna' be pandemonium

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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We're still at commercial!!!!! 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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This whole series the ball bounces the Cards way -- literally!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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wtf!!!!!!!! Review it!!!!!!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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Turner is our best chance for winning.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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I'm taking a drink whenever "shadows" is mentioned.


I'm drunk now.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 7, 2014: NLDS Game 4, Also DOOM

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@TellMyWifeISaidHello @Scroogie Lasorda did it in 88.  So piss off.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 6, 2014: NLDS Game 3, Ryu vs. Lackey

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Like Hershieser in 88, Kershaw and Grenkie should be brought in to pitch an inning in relief on their bull pen session days between starts.  Bring those guys in to shut down a batter or two.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 6, 2014: NLDS Game 3, Ryu vs. Lackey

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I wish Mattingly was smart enough to pull off something like this.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 6, 2014: NLDS Game 3, Ryu vs. Lackey

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The management has it all wrong.  Like Hershieser back in 88, Kershaw should be coming in to relieve a inning instead of starting on short rest. 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 6, 2014: NLDS Game 3, Ryu vs. Lackey

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As long as we're talking front office, I was surprised the new owners kept Ned.  Always a good idea to clean house and put a new stamp on things.  

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 6, 2014: NLDS Game 3, Ryu vs. Lackey

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Thank God the Cards didn't read the scouting report on Crawford.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on Dodgers @ Cardinals Oct. 6, 2014: NLDS Game 3, Ryu vs. Lackey

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So what did I miss? LOL.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on NLDS Game 2, Part 2: Zack Greinke’s game, so far

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Ok Costas where are the Dodger platitudes.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on NLDS Game 2, Part 2: Zack Greinke’s game, so far

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KEEEEEEEEEMMMMMMMMMMMPPPPP!!!!!!!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on NLDS Game 2, Part 2: Zack Greinke’s game, so far

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@Mike Petriello I was going to like this but I don't.

5 months, 3 weeks ago on NLDS Game 2, Part 2: Zack Greinke’s game, so far

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Rojas!  Sweet!!!!!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on NLDS Game 2, Part 2: Zack Greinke’s game, so far

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I just don't want to hear any Cardinal platitudes from Bob Costas!  Shuddup!!!

5 months, 3 weeks ago on NLDS Game 2, Part 2: Zack Greinke’s game, so far

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Mattingly can't catch a break  He leaves Kersh in and gets hammered.  He takes out Grienke and gets hammered.  Damn!!! 

5 months, 3 weeks ago on NLDS Game 2, Part 2: Zack Greinke’s game, so far

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The Giants should just forfeit already.

6 months ago on Giants @ Dodgers Sept. 24, 2014: Kershaw Goes For the Clincher

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No one wants to sit next to Larry King.

6 months ago on Giants @ Dodgers Sept. 24, 2014: Kershaw Goes For the Clincher

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Butera is warming up in the pen. ;)

6 months ago on Giants @ Dodgers Sept. 24, 2014: Kershaw Goes For the Clincher

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Man, I can throw better than Dominguez and I suck. 

6 months ago on Giants @ Dodgers Sept. 24, 2014: Kershaw Goes For the Clincher

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Replace the umpires with robots. Now.

6 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers @ Rockies, Sept. 16, 2014: Dan Haren Needs 11 Innings

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@Blue Collar Sigh.... Jason Werth... Colletti just had to let him go....

6 months, 4 weeks ago on Dodgers Add Five Players, Headlined By Pederson And Guerrero

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