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  •  Pump-and-Dump schemes for actual resources? (15+ / 0-)

    Jesus-Fucking-Christ. Just when I wrap my head around the latest economic atrocity, they go and fucking invent a new manner of increasing human suffering. Who the fuck sits around at these board rooms and thinks up this stuff?

    "Profits are up 25% this quarter"
    "That's good, boss!"
    "They were up 30% last quarter!"
     "Gee, that's bad, boss."
    "We need new business, boys. Times are getting tough, when I can hardly afford a new island every week. Get those thinking pans fired up. And where the hell's Bill at?"
     "I think he's taking a dump."
    "That's it! Boys, we're going to corner the market on paper. If the peons want to shit, they're going to have to go through us!"
    "...Literally?"
    "No, dumbass! Fiscally!"

    Would it not be be simpler, if the government simply dissolved the people and elected another? Bertolt Brecht

    by George Hier on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 04:44:05 AM PST

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