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Forum: The Pit Yesterday, 01:48 PM
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Posted By beadhangingOne
Indeed, I think replacing Mossadegh (the then...

Indeed, I think replacing Mossadegh (the then prime minister of Iran) with the Shah was maybe one of the most consequential events....
Forum: The Pit 02-05-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
One of the best ways to combat a deficit is to...

One of the best ways to combat a deficit is to reduce the debt/GDP ratio. If you grow GDP faster than deficit, then it effectively shrinks relative to our ability to pay it back. Unfortunately just...
Forum: The Pit 02-05-2016, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
China and Japan won't ask for that money back,...

China and Japan won't ask for that money back, not all at once, and not even a piece at a time. They're waiting for interest rates hikes on the dollar. Hopefully the dollar inflates before that,...
Forum: The Pit 02-05-2016, 06:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 804
Posted By beadhangingOne
Actually was just reading 'Fooled by Randomness'....

Actually was just reading 'Fooled by Randomness'. I would avoid black swans entirely just because of how catastrophic they are haha. If you feel really bearish, go long on a bunch of puts lol.



If...
Forum: The Pit 02-05-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
Presidents can't "ruin" countries, but...

Presidents can't "ruin" countries, but they can make trillion dollar errors. Pretty bad, but not enough to blow up the US.
Forum: The Pit 02-05-2016, 11:48 AM
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Posted By beadhangingOne
The lawyer who defends known rapists and shames a...

The lawyer who defends known rapists and shames a 12-year old rape victim in a court of law. Lol, anyone would be an idiot to think that Hillary ever cared about 'feminism' until the focus group said...
Forum: The Pit 02-04-2016, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
Hmm yes. Either way, I'm curious what his...

Hmm yes. Either way, I'm curious what his positions on 'anchor babies' is, just to see his reaction.
Forum: The Pit 02-04-2016, 05:19 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have almost all the same...

Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz have almost all the same policies though.
Forum: The Pit 02-03-2016, 01:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 804
Posted By beadhangingOne
Does this game allow you to trade options?

Does this game allow you to trade options?
Forum: The Pit 02-03-2016, 11:47 AM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
They are severely overestimating readership...

They are severely overestimating readership intelligence then. heh
Forum: The Pit 02-01-2016, 09:26 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold_standard
Forum: The Pit 02-01-2016, 06:51 PM
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Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
You mean the thing that every president ever has...

You mean the thing that every president ever has done in every recession ever?
Forum: The Pit 02-01-2016, 04:54 PM
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Posted By beadhangingOne
Tbh I kind of see what Arby is saying. Imagine...

Tbh I kind of see what Arby is saying. Imagine the gov is a company and taxpayers are shareholders, well then it stands to reason that those who do not own a share of the US government (via tax...
Forum: The Pit 02-01-2016, 03:26 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
I am actually deadly curious about instituting an...

I am actually deadly curious about instituting an IQ test for voters and candidates alike. Sub-120 voter? Your vote goes into an incinerator. Sub-120 candidate? YOU go into the incinerator.

:)
Forum: The Pit 01-31-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
Well, it doesn't mean political affiliation can't...

Well, it doesn't mean political affiliation can't be quantitatively measured.



I think the GOP has abandoned conservatism in a lot of ways. Firstly, fiscal conservatism went out the window;...
Forum: The Pit 01-30-2016, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
There are quantitative charts on the internet...

There are quantitative charts on the internet somewhere that shows how the liberalism/conservatism of the average democrat/republican has changed over the years. It's based on congress member's...
Forum: The Pit 01-30-2016, 03:12 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
I never said they were blameless. But when even...

I never said they were blameless. But when even establishment Republicans are distancing themselves from those antics, you've got a problem. Boehner was trying to pass an appropriations bill at the...
Forum: The Pit 01-29-2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
Cruz is terrible. Our credit rating went from AAA...

Cruz is terrible. Our credit rating went from AAA to AA because he thought it would be a good idea to shut down the government over some moralistic BS. For this reason alone he should have been...
Forum: The Pit 01-29-2016, 03:05 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
Clinton and Trump will win. This election is so...

Clinton and Trump will win. This election is so god-awfully deterministic.
Forum: The Pit 01-28-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
Foreign fucking subsidized vowels!

Foreign fucking subsidized vowels!
Forum: The Pit 01-28-2016, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
I think barring some huge revelation, this race...

I think barring some huge revelation, this race is settled. If the GOP doesn't pick Rubio there is a 100% chance lose.
If they do pick Rubio there is a 75% chance they will lose.
Forum: The Pit 01-27-2016, 02:04 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
The HoR used to elect the Senate until about 1915...

The HoR used to elect the Senate until about 1915 I believe. I agree that the Senate should not be elected by the people, but given how god-awful our representative are...

But maybe it would...
Forum: The Pit 01-26-2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
You could call it "International Students...

You could call it "International Students Informational Safe-space". or ISIS for short
Forum: The Pit 01-26-2016, 02:45 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 5,914
Posted By beadhangingOne
Indeed, being critical is far more dangerous than...

Indeed, being critical is far more dangerous than being supportive. The reason no one would crash this little "safe space" to criticize it (whether thoughtfully or to just yell "reverse-racism" like...
Forum: The Pit 01-26-2016, 01:22 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 5,914
Posted By beadhangingOne
:y: Today's youth will never miss an opportunity...

:y:
Today's youth will never miss an opportunity to be pretend-victims.
Forum: The Pit 01-26-2016, 01:19 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
It's ok, he has a "black friend".

It's ok, he has a "black friend".
Forum: The Pit 01-25-2016, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20,846
Views: 358,804
Posted By beadhangingOne
So I made a NY resolution to get into better...

So I made a NY resolution to get into better shape. No access to a gym (yet), but I want to do a bunch of bodyweight exercises to at least get moving a bit. Any suggestions? So far I've been doing a...
Forum: The Pit 01-25-2016, 04:21 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 2,679
Posted By beadhangingOne
My main issue is averages don't really reflect...

My main issue is averages don't really reflect the heterogeneity of real places. The idea that the homicide rate of Southside Chicago is the same as Plano, Texas is insane. There are places in...
Forum: The Pit 01-25-2016, 03:36 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 2,679
Posted By beadhangingOne
...

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2014/jan/17/lisa-bloom/americans-are-20-times-likely-die-gun-violence-cit/

Make of the numbers what you will.

Ultimately I think the US will...
Forum: The Pit 01-24-2016, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2,634
Views: 39,690
Posted By beadhangingOne
Fair enough. I heard of firefights occurring...

Fair enough. I heard of firefights occurring between the Turks and Kurds though.



There existed terrorist organizations near Syria prior to isis, certainly it's a bastard son of Al-Qaeda, which we...
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