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Post by JayCee » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 7:04 pm

I disagree about the banks that 'indirectly' benefitted from bailout money, they didn't take any money from the government so shouldn't be punished for running their business properly. Just because some of them may have benefitted from the situation and gained more business as a result of others suffering doesn't mean they should be punished or lumped together with the Fred Godwins of this world.

They did what anyone else would do and take advantage of market conditions, the same as people who buy stocks or property at the bottom of a cycle do

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Post by JayCee » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 7:07 pm

JR8 wrote:Because it is simpler to disdain people who you perceive 'earn more than you ever will', than understand balance sheet management and capital adequacy requirements?

Let's be honest here, the zeitgeist in the UK has been one of hating the successful for ever and a day, certainly since the 60's. Worse if the man on the street cannot himself understand precisely what very highly paid people do to earn it. 'Hedge fund people.... oh yeah, I hate em. Private equity... yeah hate em too, bastards'. Hence the pastiche of the City being filled with clue-less private school clowns all raking in millions for reclining all day on their chairs with their feet wagging on the desk.

It has got worse in recent years though. The whole economic crisis seems to brought on a kind of eco (read marxist) neo-marxism. Suddenly it is de rigeur that no one earns more than the 'court of public opinion' believes is fair.

RIP UK!
+1 (unless you earn more than me :lol: )

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Post by JR8 » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 7:33 pm

I am but a trailing-spouse who gets given beer money, which at S$1 a litre isn't much 8-)

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Post by ev-disinfection » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 11:42 pm

JR8 wrote:I am but a trailing-spouse who gets given beer money, which at S$1 a litre isn't much 8-)
No wonder she can afford the bags... lol
BTW, the baggage i meant, did not mean handbags, but the emotional type.

"Or go down the pub and ... Party on Wayne, party on Garth!"

Looks like you won't be buying the next round... lol


(Note to self, coffee taste better when the chat is good.)

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 1:02 am

JayCee wrote:Fred Godwins
Er, the law that states all discussion of rich bankers will ultimately descend into accusations of naziism? :o :wink:

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Post by JR8 » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 1:09 am

ev-disinfection wrote:
JR8 wrote:I am but a trailing-spouse who gets given beer money, which at S$1 a litre isn't much 8-)
No wonder she can afford the bags... lol

Quite. Still if she is happy... I am too.

BTW, the baggage i meant, did not mean handbags, but the emotional type.

The double-entendre was more fun while it lasted :wink:

Looks like you won't be buying the next round... lol

If it's $15 per mug of rat-juice, you're damned right I won't be :lol:

(Note to self, coffee taste better when the chat is good.)

Er, ok!? (this is a chinese thing issit?). No matter, I look forward to meeting up with you and the rest of the crew some time down the tracks...!

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Post by ev-disinfection » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 7:33 am

JR8 wrote:
ev-disinfection wrote:
JR8 wrote:I am but a trailing-spouse who gets given beer money, which at S$1 a litre isn't much 8-)
(Note to self, coffee taste better when the chat is good.)

Er, ok!? (this is a chinese thing issit?). No matter, I look forward to meeting up with you and the rest of the crew some time down the tracks...!


It is not a Chinese thing, but rather a Canadian - Singapore thing.
(Met up with a Canadian Expat yesterday and had a nice chat over coffee)

PM me, if you want to hang out, for a drink or 2 or 3 ...... hic
and we can discuss bags, need your expert advise ... lol

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Post by Wind In My Hair » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 8:12 am

ev-disinfection wrote:we can discuss bags, need your expert advise ... lol
The old bag talking about bags... sounds like bags of fun! :lol:

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 8:52 am

Bags of fun? This old bag would much rather get involved with fun bags. :P
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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Post by earthfriendly » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 9:10 am

Wind In My Hair wrote: Amateurs can't tell the difference :mrgreen:

Wannabes scrutinise the bag to see if it's the real deal :-k

Pros scrutinise the woman to see if she's the real deal :cool:
What's the topic again? Is this about boob job?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 9:12 am

Then we'd have to move it to the PS forum! :o
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Post by longstebe » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 9:25 am

Bags under my eyes.

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Post by Wind In My Hair » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:11 am

earthfriendly wrote:What's the topic again? Is this about boob job?
My boob don't need no job :-({|=

We have been cutting in line with a topic that doesn't belong here, so you see we are quite on topic after all :P

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Post by ev-disinfection » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 12:49 pm

What about the other one? . . . :???:

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Post by longstebe » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 3:51 pm

ev-disinfection wrote:What about the other one? . . . :???:
:lol:

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