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The best explanation of the subprime mortgage crisis (video)

by nicta Wed Dec 5th, 2007 at 05:48:14 AM EST

The Long Johns - The Last Laugh - George Parr - Subprime

Broadcast on 14/10/2007. John Fortune & John Bird on the South Bank show.

That is what Gordon Brown calls "the ingenuity of the market."

Diary rescue by Migeru


Yes, it's humor. but as we know all to well, it's just completely true.

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An absolute classic of the genre.  It takes a very intelligent person to understand very complicated things.  It takes a genius to make them simple.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 12:28:06 PM EST
I was told this evening that they always improvise.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 08:30:35 PM EST
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Excellent video, well worth watching, thanks.

Don't fight forces, use them R. Buckminster Fuller.
by rg (leopold dot lepster at google mail dot com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 08:40:27 PM EST
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Scripted, that's already excellent.

As improv it's amazing.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Dec 5th, 2007 at 06:55:51 AM EST
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If you can find their hour long explanation of the Iraq war and Iraqi history, that makes more sense than any other explanation of why it wasn't going to work. and thats from the beginning of the whole affair.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Nov 29th, 2007 at 03:13:31 PM EST
so here's a link to the full program



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 08:13:06 AM EST
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Truly brilliant, and it gives the lie to those who say that people only opposed the war when it started to go wrong.  The war was misconceived from the start, justified through the flimsiest of pretexts, and really makes you worry about the degree to which the US government can be hijacked by a small cabal of war entrepreneurs.  International war crimes tribunals were created to try people like Rumsfeld and Cheney.  It is time the US became compliant with international law and signed up to and implemented the relevant Treaties.

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Fri Nov 30th, 2007 at 12:05:13 PM EST
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I replaced the link to youtube with an embedded video. The code is

((*youtube SJ_qK4g6ntM))

without the asterisk, and the instructions for embedding various kinds of videos are in the new user guide.

We have met the enemy, and he is us — Pogo

by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Dec 5th, 2007 at 05:54:33 AM EST


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