JS-Kit/Echo comments for article at http://smallestminority.blogspot.com/2008/09/quote-of-day_22.html (9 comments)

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jsid-1222110208-596893  DirtCrashr at Mon, 22 Sep 2008 19:03:28 +0000

Maybe those smart-brained Elites went to the Sorbonne...?

jsid-1222113138-596899  mulligan at Mon, 22 Sep 2008 19:52:18 +0000

In order to judge their success, we need to know their plan. If they planned to build stable companies and help people they failed. If they planned to get filthy rich and screw us over they were a success.

jsid-1222118768-596902  Doom at Mon, 22 Sep 2008 21:26:08 +0000

Or morality is so far off the charts and gaining through nefarious means is as good (actually better) as any means, that what used to be a calling to become educated to serve is merely a joke. Of course, that is true, but then it gets to what you are talking about.

Actually, Freddie and Fannie are merely socialist constructs, which always are used to enrich the few, through the government, at the expense of all. Hitler did it, Stalin did it, promises meant to be broken but which enrich their cronies and, of course, the state.

It wasn't bright minds, it was socialist minds. Some were foolish enough to believe they could provide the undeserving with homes, others knew the whole game from the beginning, none of them are particularly bright, but as a group they are persistent and willing to use any means necessary to achieve their goals.

Chaos, socialized markets, civil unrest, anarchy, whatever, so long as they gain greater access to the levers of power, that is their goal. It looks like they have, beyond any doubt, succeeded. There is only one direction, at this point, and even the Republicans have tipped their hands.

jsid-1222140628-596905  Mastiff at Tue, 23 Sep 2008 03:30:28 +0000

I'm beginning to think that the real answer, long-term, is to expand the "gray" economy and increase its level of sophistication, to the point that it provides its own credit and capital.

Then amp it up enough that the government finds its real options too tightly constrained to do much damage.

The catch is that it's getting harder and harder to move money around sub rosa, these days.

jsid-1222176076-596908  Rich at Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:21:16 +0000

The so-called elite and/or brightest minds are no longer being trained to serve. They use to be but now it is now and most (I use to work on wall street) come out with the idea that they deserve to make millions and without working to hard at it either!

jsid-1222178229-596910  Leslie Bates at Tue, 23 Sep 2008 13:57:09 +0000

Ivy League schools have essentially become diploma mills for well heeled Marxists and other morons.

jsid-1222179137-596911  Adam at Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:12:17 +0000

"Ivy League schools have essentially become diploma mills for well heeled Marxists and other morons."

Don't you just mean "schools" in general? :)

jsid-1222180396-596913  Kevin Baker at Tue, 23 Sep 2008 14:33:16 +0000

The catch is that it's getting harder and harder to move money around sub rosa, these days.

You know it's bad when the IRS considers taxing your virtual income from playing World of Warcraft.

jsid-1222199526-596933  Mastiff at Tue, 23 Sep 2008 19:52:06 +0000

Logical, inevitable, and a prelude to utter madness.

LFG IRS Heroic...

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