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Clive Candy
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evidence

[Edited topic; refraining from deleting thread for now. --PJ]

[ November 08, 2009, 08:09 PM: Message edited by: Papa Janitor ]

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Jon Boy
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Your mom is to blame for the financial crisis.
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Clive Candy
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The sequel:

http://seattlebubble.com/blog/2007/08/22/suzanne-researched-this-part-2/

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PSI Teleport
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Gosh. All I can do is laugh.
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Sigh.

Can't you just blame crooked real estate and insurance people like the rest of us? [Big Grin]

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Tatiana
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Clive, you are just a troll? I had thought you seriously held these ideas. But I'm having that moment when you begin to realize something is satire and not real. However, reality, as we've seen, is actually crazier than satire so I still have to ask. Are you posting this stuff satirically or not?
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Alcon
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Alright, what'd I do with that troll begone. I know I have some left over still from the last few trolls who tried to settle under our bridge...
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I'm pretty sure Clive is somebody's alt. There have been some complaints that the board is too slow these days, and perhaps this kind of thing is his remedy for that.
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He's definitely a troll. I'm guessing, actually, that he's KoM.
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Raymond Arnold
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You have to admit that he got more replies in a day than most threads do in a week, so if his goal is to liven things up it's definitely working.
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Godric
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If Clive is a troll, I'll take more of his kind. Mostly, he posing some interesting questions. He can write clear sentences. And while he might make some implications concerning his personal views, I haven't seen him get nasty about any of them - unless I've missed something (I don't read every thread).

This thread is just funny. I laughed. [Smile]

Actually, even this raises some serious sociological questions. For instance, I work for an advertising agency and we just looked at a report the other week claiming that men adopt identities easier through "name brand" products than women do. I think that's complete bunk - Coach, Prada, etc.

I think large purchases among married middle-class American households probably are driven by the women. I'm not saying that makes them responsible for the financial crises, but I think that does say something about our culture.

Of course, I could be completely off-the-mark in that belief, but in my personal experience (including my family and the large majority of families I know), my theory holds.

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quote:
Originally posted by Raymond Arnold:
You have to admit that he got more replies in a day than most threads do in a week, so if his goal is to liven things up it's definitely working.

that's a pretty grim state of affairs when a Target improves the state of a forum


oh jesus.

i just sourced flame warriors.

i am become the enemy

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PSI Teleport
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[quote] I think large purchases among married middle-class American households probably are driven by the women. {/quote]

Until mid-life crisis. Then it's convertibles and boats all the way. [Smile]

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Or hookers and blow. Well, same diff, really.
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*perks up*
Hmm?

Oh. Just theoretical hookers and blow.

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CT
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And theoretical dancing girls in their short nighties. It's a world of debauchery in the Hypothetical. [Smile]
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quote:
Originally posted by Samprimary:

i just sourced flame warriors.

i am become the enemy.

Want to borrow some of my asbestos?
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ElJay
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If women were the drivers for large purchases in most households 42" TVs wouldn't exist.
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If women weren't the drivers for large purchases washing machines wouldn't exist, but sales of Febreze would skyrocket.
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Rwanda's Economic Revival

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Officials at Vision Finance, the microloan arm of World Vision International that launched a program in 2005 in [Masaka], said that while women make up the majority of borrowers, four out of five defaulters are men.
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In 1990, a major study on poverty in Brazil published in the Journal of Human Resources showed that the effect of money managed by women in poor households was 20 times more likely to be spent on improving conditions in the home than money managed by men.
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In India's great economic transformation of the past 15 years, states that have the highest percentage of women in the labor force have grown the fastest as well as had the largest reductions in poverty, according to the World Bank.

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quote:
Originally posted by ElJay and Ace of Spades:
If women were the drivers...

Oh, don't get me started on women drivers...


j/k [Wink]

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Clive Candy
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quote:
Originally posted by anonymous:
Rwanda's Economic Revival

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Officials at Vision Finance, the microloan arm of World Vision International that launched a program in 2005 in [Masaka], said that while women make up the majority of borrowers, four out of five defaulters are men.
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In 1990, a major study on poverty in Brazil published in the Journal of Human Resources showed that the effect of money managed by women in poor households was 20 times more likely to be spent on improving conditions in the home than money managed by men.
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In India's great economic transformation of the past 15 years, states that have the highest percentage of women in the labor force have grown the fastest as well as had the largest reductions in poverty, according to the World Bank.

Pfft. Men take out huge loans in order to hold on to women.

Please watch the commercial again. Note how the poor fellow is cornered, with his wife pretty much saying "I want that house and will be terribly disappointed if you don't get it for me." The husband knows that the prudent thing to do is to wait and, perhaps, not get a house in that price range. But his wife demands it, and when he concedes she responds as if the whole thing was the husband's decision -- as if he could have said no. The wife was pretty much threatening divorce if she didn't get what she wanted. All men who take out huge loans for houses are this guy.

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King of Men
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If so, you're putting the blame on the wrong person. The thread title should rather be, "Are pathetic pussy-whipped putzes to blame for the financial crisis?" But really, spinning one dang advertisement into a whole theory of something as complex as the financial crisis is nontrivially suboptimal.
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Christine
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Clive, I hope you're not married. Or that you're not serious. Or both.
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King of Men
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Serious or not, he clearly likes alliteration.
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quote:
Originally posted by King of Men:
If so, you're putting the blame on the wrong person. The thread title should rather be, "Are pathetic pussy-whipped putzes to blame for the financial crisis?"

The crisis was well underway before he was even elected.
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[ROFL]
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Thanks, Pop.
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