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  •  Are you engaged in some kind of performance (3+ / 0-)
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    Fogiv, Deep Texan, Adam AZ

    art?

    Insider trading has a long history through (0+ / 0-)
    past centuries, yet the economy did not crash till 2007.

    So ... your contention is that the economy first crashed in 2007?  Are you claiming that 2007 is the first time, in centuries that the U.S. economy crashed?

    Fraudulent? It's primarily direct quotes from Obama's press conference.

    Um ... your claim that the Great Depression doesn't qualify as an economic crash is completely fraudulent.

    Bernie Madoff Bernie Madoff!!!!!!

    Are you a fan of his?

    •  the great depression and the great (0+ / 0-)

      recession are not the only times in history that insider trading was being conducted.

      so, insider trading caused the economy to crash except for all the times that it didn't.

      that's your contention?

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Mon Nov 28, 2011 at 10:42:16 PM PST

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      •  Okay, if you insist ... (3+ / 0-)
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        the great depression and the great (0+ / 0-)
        recession are not the only times in history that insider trading was being conducted.

        Oh really?!  You should really diary this, because I bet a lot of people don't know that.  

        And why didn't Obama say something about that?!  Huh?!  He didn't even mention that insider trading that was "conducted" all the other times besides the Great Depression and the Great Recession!!!!  Why is that?!

        You know ... I noticed that in his press conference, he didn't say anything about whether or not insider trading has any statute of limitations.  That's very suspicious, because you know ... if it doesn't have a statute of limitations, then ... his not mentioning it "precludes" him from prosecuting all the insider trading cases that have happened over all the centuries.  ... You know, the cases that have happened all the other times ...

        He's!  ... He's actually ... not only is he trying to protect all the big boys from this century! ... He's trying to protect all the ones from the last century too!

        so, insider trading caused the economy to crash except for all the times that it didn't.

        Yes.  That is my contention.  I mean, you obviously wrote this diary on crack, and you're still alive.  Ergo crack doesn't cause death.  I mean, right?  And if you smoke twice as many rocks before you write your next diary or comment, nothing bad will happen.  I promise.

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