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Offline bluefoxicy

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You should all be fired
« on: August 09, 2011, 12:13:37 PM »
http://consumerist.com/2011/08/airplane-flies-banner-by-sps-office-that-says-thanks-for-the-downgrade-you-should-all-be-fired.html

Plane flew by S&P dragging a sign that said "Thanks for the downgrade.  You should all be fired."

Financial situation must not be that bad if people have money to spend on this s***.

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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 12:30:06 PM »
Maybe the guy could loop by DC too.

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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 03:07:14 PM »
The mods have decided to let this one stay for now...please think before you post!
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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 05:27:15 PM »
"One financial industry professional was blunter in dismissing the downgrade. "Frankly, S&P could have delivered their opinion to me at my desk, printed on vellum, two weeks beforehand, hand delivered by a naked singing supermodel, and I would still have ignored it," he wrote in an email."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/p-slammed-u-downgrade-160436799.html
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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 05:36:27 PM »
I'll post EXACTLY what I put on FB a few days ago. Those that know me know I am not very political at all, but I am gonna vote out every sorry SOB I can at the next election if I don't see some results out of my representatives!

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Open letter to ALL my elected officials, local and national - be forewarned if you don't show me something positive out of your office before the next election, I am voting for your opponent. PS - if you choose pass blame and to not acknowledge your own responsibility, I may just vote for your opponent anyway! Enough already!!! (note - after the recent fiasco I believe the average person off the street can do a better job and work together better than our elected officials - ALL OF THEM!)
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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 05:59:22 PM »
I think we should be thankful for the +. I'm surprised it's no lower. Instead of complainiing, we should consider it a wake up call.

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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 06:01:43 PM »
"One financial industry professional was blunter in dismissing the downgrade. "Frankly, S&P could have delivered their opinion to me at my desk, printed on vellum, two weeks beforehand, hand delivered by a naked singing supermodel, and I would still have ignored it," he wrote in an email."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/p-slammed-u-downgrade-160436799.html

That guy is a liar. Just sayin'.

Well, I bet he wouldn't have been paying much attention to what was actually delivered.   ;)
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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 07:13:24 PM »
Only those that haven't studied Adam Smith are shocked and surprized by all of this.

 For those of us that have, we raise a pint and smirk. The old man is right every time.

 Don't know how to fix it or prevent it, just not surprized.

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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 07:16:40 PM »
"One financial industry professional was blunter in dismissing the downgrade. "Frankly, S&P could have delivered their opinion to me at my desk, printed on vellum, two weeks beforehand, hand delivered by a naked singing supermodel, and I would still have ignored it," he wrote in an email."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/p-slammed-u-downgrade-160436799.html

That guy is a liar. Just sayin'.

Well, I bet he wouldn't have been paying much attention to what was actually delivered.   ;)

Ok, you got me there.  ;)
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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 07:24:44 PM »
I would probably ignore any thing in the hands of a naked, singing, supermodel.

Okay, I can think of one thing that would get my attention.  ;D  :o

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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2011, 07:31:09 PM »
I would probably ignore any thing in the hands of a naked, singing, supermodel.

Okay, I can think of one thing that would get my attention.  ;D  :o
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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2011, 07:41:55 PM »
A beer wasn't what I had in mind, this time.  ::)

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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2011, 08:15:50 PM »
A good beer hand delivered by a naked, singing supermodel? Did I just die and go to heaven?
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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2011, 09:31:07 PM »
A beer wasn't what I had in mind, this time.  ::)
Well, she would have two hands...
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Re: You should all be fired
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2011, 09:34:54 PM »
Of course they should be fired, they have no idea what they're talking about.  They downgraded the US's ability to pay debt, but when the market tanked what did everyone buy?  US bonds.  If it was really less safe, why did investors flee there?  And remember, these are the same jackasses who rated the mortgage securities AAA+ up until they failed and everything crashed.  That is the same rating that the US debt used to be.

Why would anyone believe anything these idiots say?  Their track record sucks.  It seems to me like they are just trying to manipulate the markets to get what they want.
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