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Financial Markets, Subprime, & The Credit Crunch

Central banks around the world have been pumping trillions of US dollars into banking systems in an effort to keep money flowing as a result of the global financial crisis of 2008. Please use this forum to discuss the causes and implications of the current situation in the financial markets.

Note that various articles on the housing markets of the UK, USA and Australia are recorded at House Price Crash Discussion Forums
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Lord Byron
 31 Jul '17  07:41 : 0 recs

http://bookshop.blackwell.co.uk/bookshop/product/Economic-Modeling-in-the-Post-Great-Recession-Era-by-John-E-Silvia-Azhar-Iqbal-Sarah-Watt-House/9781119349839
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Lord Byron
 26 Jul '17  23:23 : 0 recs

Eyes, ears. Clustering.
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cynic 09
 26 Jul '17  21:03 : 0 recs

Perfect circularity, Lord Byron.
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Lord Byron
 26 Jul '17  19:43 : 0 recs

People who go on finance courses often add each other on facebook and linkedin.
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cynic 09
 26 Jul '17  16:42 : 0 recs : edited 11 times : last edit 26 Jul '17  17:16

there are very few flesh and blood left here apart from you and me.

They also serve, zorro, who only stand and wail.

Well, who'da thunk it; clever clogs Clegg was undermined by classic even cleverer crooks
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prudence
 26 Jul '17  10:07 : 0 recs

Zorro .... exactly.

Best thing is to ignore them.

If c is creating bots we are playing into his hands by talking about it.

Either way it is obvious they are both emotional retards ......,
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zorro
 26 Jul '17  09:12 : 0 recs

Ming

Right, I see. The only thing is that if we should transfer to a new forum, then ex-posters such as eg Hoog or Ratopt et al won't be able to pop in, should they want to, and they are always welcome.

I suppose as long as whoever runs this forum - by benign neglect - can just be ignored, and his bots to boot, as long as he does not take it upon himself to impersonate posters or wipe them out or erase the comments that are not to his liking.

And it all started so well...
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MingToo
 26 Jul '17  08:48 : 0 recs

It isn't worth going to the effort of developing a forum or even trying to run software that does it.

You can just create your own forum as a hosted service. These typically seem to be free as I guess they make their money from ads that appear.

The important thing will be to get the controls of who can sign up and post correct. I expect they have a number of models that you can choose from such as anyone signing up or the administrator having close control of it.

This one looks ok for example. Once set up with a specific set of users ir should pretty much just sit there and run itself.

ProBoards
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prudence
 26 Jul '17  07:29 : 0 recs

lb is on here to be as obnoxious as possible, bot or not.

Just think how dismal someone's life must be if that is what they do to get a lift.

Having met c - lb I have avoided but have heard about - it fits ......
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zorro
 26 Jul '17  00:01 : 0 recs : edited 3 times : last edit 26 Jul '17  05:43

Prudence

I have no idea how to host a website. I could try to ask our older son if he is interested, once I get back to the UK next week.

As for LB: he exists as a person, since we have both met him. He started off posting as a real person (perhaps as a favour to little c, whom he met on another forum, or so the story went). First he was his real self, ie someone pathetically interested in sniffing round people he imagined to be rich, to get some crumbs off their table, and dropping hints about his success with the 'ladies' and his contacts amongst the upper echelons (serving the bars in posh hotels, at best).

Then the feature of Asperger was added to his personality, complete with devotion to Churchill (note these were consecutive, not simultaneous).

Now, there is nothing but random compilations of snippets of info that, if one is that way inclined (say, Slightly Optimistic) can be interpreted as almost being a hint at some meaning, 'almost' being the operative word.

As for SO himself, what makes you think he is not a construct? All he does - just like little c himself - is reprint articles from elsewhere, like a Readers' Digest, or repeating ad nauseam the same statement.

My guess is that all that's there are very few flesh and blood left here apart from you and me.

If you own the website, you can play with it any way your like. It is a nasty, anti-social activity, at the expense of real people.

Of course, an intelligent and obsessive site owner could in due course take over ALL the posters and have fun being a puppet master supreme - but what use would it be if not a single human remained, to be fooled?

This is a philosophical question, akin to wondering whether you can hear the sound of one hand clapping. In space no one can hear you scream.

little c is quite a little philosopher, as you will have noticed. Pity he likes so much playing with himself.
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prudence
 25 Jul '17  22:18 : 0 recs

My guess is that rhp sold the site and that's when it was no longer possible to use filter button to hide posters.

Not rocket science to guess who bought it .....
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prudence
 25 Jul '17  22:14 : 0 recs

I once messaged SO and asked why he was responding to lb's posts. In my opinion it was only encouraging the assh*** to dump more garbage on here.

He said, iirc, that it was to try and keep the forums going......
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prudence
 25 Jul '17  22:09 : 0 recs

Zorro .... why don't you and vos host a new site and everyone who participates has to use their moniker from here. That way little c and lb can be kept out.

Regardless of whether or not there are bots on here the site has been wrecked, mainly by c and lb.

I doubt lb's postings are bots. He's just a pathetic retard ......
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zorro
 25 Jul '17  21:39 : 0 recs

ssaines

It was nice when there were more actual humans on this forum, and had opinions they were interested in discussing.

In fact, this was a unique space on the internet in that it was for people who were not teenage and actually had something to contribute.

Unfortunately, the site has been taken over as an adventure playground for would-be IT whizzkids, at whose mercy we are.

I wonder whether it is possible that - before the last human throws in the towel - we could all emigrate somewhere and leave the bots behind?

Andy ideas?
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cynic 09
 25 Jul '17  20:58 : 0 recs : edited 1 time : last edit 25 Jul '17  21:01

I advised her not to, zorro.

Mr Shifty (formerly Mr Big) claims 3x total compensation pool for his self
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zorro
 25 Jul '17  20:40 : 0 recs

ssaines

You "didn't advise her to" or you advised her not to?

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Lord Byron
 24 Jul '17  08:26 : 0 recs

Like minds cluster , experts in finance often but not always have qualifications in finance and work in organisations who specialise in finance.

Evidence to hand is that focus is a widely recognised force multiplier
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ssaines
 24 Jul '17  00:43 : 0 recs

OK, I lied, I'm also obsessive. I do miss some of the old regulars though.

Oh, and my niece is very happy she bought her house when she did, even if I didn't advise her to. In retrospect knowing what I do now, I would have.
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zorro
 23 Jul '17  23:24 : 0 recs : edited 1 time : last edit 23 Jul '17  23:24

ssaines

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Slightly Optimistic
 23 Jul '17  16:31 : 0 recs : edited 1 time : last edit 23 Jul '17  16:52

'the secret conversation President Trump had with President Putin at the G20'

But electoral politics in a nation has a say too:

Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Setting Up Tough Choice for Trump
The agreement highlighted the gap between what Mr. Trump sees as the proper approach to a resurgent Russia and how lawmakers — even Republicans who broadly support Mr. Trump — want to proceed. While Mr. Trump has dangled the possibility of negotiating a deal to lift sanctions, Mr. Putin’s top objective, the congressional response is to expand them.

Now, Mr. Trump could soon face a decision he hoped to avoid: veto the bill — a move that would fuel accusations that he is doing the bidding of President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia — or sign legislation imposing sanctions his administration has opposed.

What are the causes for the failure of the League of Nations?
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