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Pliny - I despise all bankers and politicians but I am an equal opportunity hater, I don't take sides.

 

 

nice to find a journalist who at least professes objectivity:satisfied:

 

 

 

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I wore blue every single day this week in honor of the challenge happy.gif

Polo jacket
Kamakura OCBD
Polo tie
J.Crew pantaloons
Meermin dub-monks
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classic.  I really like that tie.

post #5882 of 11839
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post
 

It is your picture so you tell me if you want me to stop using it and delete my post. 

It was just such a memorable picture that I just cannot forget. LOL

My apologies.

I don't mind.  :D

 

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Originally Posted by spectre View Post


Tip toed over the line again have I? Next time I'll make sure to say something like "those colours are perfect for a sunny day."

No, not at all.  I do wear bright colors on occasion, but I do keep it simple sometimes.  I'd much rather you say you really don't like my outfit or the colors don't work well together as opposed to asking a question that is easily answerable based on a post I made the previous day.  In general, say what you like.  I teach high school for a living.  My skin is pretty thick.  

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Tip toed over the line again have I? Next time I'll make sure to say something like "those colours are perfect for a sunny day."

No, not at all.  I do wear bright colors on occasion, but I do keep it simple sometimes.  I'd much rather you say you really don't like my outfit or the colors don't work well together as opposed to asking a question that is easily answerable based on a post I made the previous day.  In general, say what you like.  I teach high school for a living.  My skin is pretty thick.  

 

 

 If we could only pick fits from one another's wardrobes  -  and just  for the sake of argument pretend we're all the same size  -  I'd love to see what you'd put together from Spectre's.     I hope I'm not coming across as condescending.  I really think I'd learn a lot if some of the posters here tried my wardrobe.

 

I  like your one or two color fits such as the one you posted earlier in the week.   +  one of the dialed-back shots from Detroit. That one was very nice.  

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I need time to post more but I think that's a very interesting idea.
Sorry if any sarcasm offends, it's really not meant to, just our way a bit downunder.
Re a journalist professing objectivity, in the case of bankers and politicians (and major corporations in many cases), yes they are generally all detestable. But it is difficult for journalists to be truly objective and I don't think they really should be. They report what they learn and it is inevitable they will have an opinion.
We are the whipping boys but to be hated by politicians worldwide is a tremendous achievement in my view.
To be liked by them is not what you want
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Pliny - I despise all bankers and politicians but I am an equal opportunity hater, I don't take sides.

 

There are quite a few of bankers on here, so you might not want to paint everyone with the same brush. Most bankers simply advise companies if they want to merge with or take over another company on the M&A side. On the sales and trading side they help companies/governments raise money through debt or equity and subsequently make sure there's a market in those securities, so that governments, pension funds, insurance companies and so on can match their assets with their liabilities, so that when the time comes for you to enjoy your pension they should have at least matched inflation. Or do you hate getting a pension too?

 

Yes, there was a bad culture from the early 90s to the late 2000s, but most of those people have been fired by now. Banks employ less than 20% of the people they employed in 2007. There are much, much tighter controls right now, and the new generation (my generation) has a very different mentality from the baby boomers. 


Edited by Monkeyface - 8/23/14 at 4:20am
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There are quite a bit of bankers on here, so you might not want to paint everyone with the same brush. [...]

 

You may have noticed that that is kind of spectre's signature style :hide:

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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

There are quite a bit of bankers on here, ...

Rather "quite a few", unless you mean they come bite-sized already, which wouldn't be an unfair assumption or suggestion. wink.gif j/k.
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Rather "quite a few", unless you mean they come bite-sized already, which wouldn't be an unfair assumption or suggestion. wink.gif j/k.

 

Thank you, I really appreciate it. Little mistakes like these keep me from being fluent in English. I've never been good at writing, even in my native language, so it's twice as hard in English. Luckily, my job only deals with numbers and spoken words.

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Thank you, I really appreciate it. Little mistakes like these keep me from being fluent in English. I've never been good at writing, even in my native language, so it's twice as hard in English. Luckily, my job only deals with numbers and spoken words.

Same here, non-native and always happy for someone to tell me where/how to improve my English.
And I could have sworn you were a native speaker. wink.gif
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As an ex banker I can understand..Monkey face hit it right on as well too!

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Originally Posted by chocsosa View Post
 

As an ex banker I can understand..Monkey face hit it right on as well too!

 

Are you one of the detestable lot he said were fired?

 

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Yesterday.  My third no blue attempt.  The shirt is pink.  

 

 

 

 

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Are you one of the detestable lot he said were fired?

 

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nah.. was not fired..I left back in '06.. you can only live on the edge like that for a couple years (was a banker right out of undergrad for 5 years)..went back to grad school, moved out to Cali, got married and the rest is history..

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Edited by JHT652 - 8/23/14 at 10:46am
post #5895 of 11839
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

There are quite a few of bankers on here, so you might not want to paint everyone with the same brush. Most bankers simply advise companies if they want to merge with or take over another company on the M&A side. On the sales and trading side they help companies/governments raise money through debt or equity and subsequently make sure there's a market in those securities, so that governments, pension funds, insurance companies and so on can match their assets with their liabilities, so that when the time comes for you to enjoy your pension they should have at least matched inflation. Or do you hate getting a pension too?

Yes, there was a bad culture from the early 90s to the late 2000s, but most of those people have been fired by now. Banks employ less than 20% of the people they employed in 2007. There are much, much tighter controls right now, and the new generation (my generation) has a very different mentality from the baby boomers. 

You're right. I need to be specific. I am talking about the bankers and brokers on Wall St whose astounding greed brought about the GFC of 2008 and just about wrecked the world's economy.
Weren't they punished by a Federal Govt bailout and several of their leaders given key posts in the Obama administration?

There might be quite a few journalists on this board too but we are certainly all painted with the same brush. No-one ever stops to think of a world without reporters telling people what is happening. Now that would be really spooky.
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