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Things That Are Bothering You, Got You All Hibbeldy-Jibbeldy, or just downright pissed, RIGHT NOW!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Bergdorf Goodwill, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. Blackhood

    Blackhood Well-Known Member

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    Exactly. I can sort of understand that, if you accept the premise that banks don't do anything for society. Unless you'd like to keep your money in a bag under the bed, they store it safely for you and allow you to pay for things anywhere in the country. They also give you interest on the money that they are keeping safe and sending out for you. Not to mention the fact that they allow millions of people to own their own homes without having to save up hundreds of thousands of pounds first (admittedly in the US this got out of hand, and as with all mistakes it needs to be corrected and learned from).

    Naturally dishonesty deserves to be called out and corrected, but people seem to forget that banks are not something you have a right to, they are a pretty valuable service provided to you for free.
     
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  2. ethanm

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    He is saying that people think that banks are evil because they have a lot of money. This is clearly not the case. It's more about the predatory lending and almost collapsing the Western economy thing...
     
  3. gomestar

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    last I checked, nobody gave a shit that Robert Downey Jr. made something like $70MM for being in fucking Iron Man, or whatever it was.
     
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    It was a whole lot more than just banks that caused the crisis, people just latch onto them because they are an easy target.
     
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    Seriously and these douchebag athletes making a fortune.
     
  6. Blackhood

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    I'm willing to bet that the families, couples and movie theatre staff were pretty pleased that he did. Not to mention the CGI specialists, script writers, stylists, advertisers, Marvel (or who ever owns Iron Man).

    If he didn't make at least that amount for the studio he wouldn't be hired. That much is obvious from the fact that stars fade. Robin Williams used to be worth his fee, and now he is not. If they had paid a fat guy from texas to be Iron Man he would have made (a very fair) $25,000 and no one would have paid to see the film.

    Edit: Just re-read your post and think you were agreeing with me, or at least commenting that people blame some rich folk but not others?
     
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  7. ethanm

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    Do you have a problem with capitalism?
     
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  8. patrickBOOTH

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    indeed to both
     
  10. LawrenceMD

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    I have no problem with the Yankees having to pay Alex Rodriguez every penny of his $275,000,000.00 contract.
     
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    I have no problem with this. Professional sports are one of the few places in society where employees can directly tie their income to their value to the organization.
     
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  12. Find Finn

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    It takes up to 2 weeks to get a new card.

    Troelstrup or hunters house, sell Barbour, most likely cheaper online.

    Regarding banks people fail to understand that they are business just like a grocery store, they sell a commodity and you are the buyer, so they want to get the most dollars out if you, just like the grocery store, which is why they try to sell up, just like you guessed it the grocery store.
     
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    I've also never understood this. Entertainment is one of the few industries where millions of people are directly impacted by an employee's performance, nothing else really elicits as much concern, so on and so forth.
     
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    Sick form the first time in I don't how long and it falls on the same day as I'm going to the doctor for a hand injury, if nothing my timing is perfect.
     
  15. MrG

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    Exactly. It's pretty much a pure meritocracy.

    If you're good at your job (and "good" can be quantified quite easily in this case), you get more money and the ability to negotiate your salary in a very, very open marketplace. If you suck, you don't get paid.
     
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    i think some of the arguments being raised is that people like to pick and choose what they see as "good and valuable" in the marketplace, and if you're not in that select bucket (usually entertainment), then what you get paid is an outrage.
     
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    Its funny because at the lower to middle end of players in pro leagues, the last is less and less true because its often luck that gets you on/off a team and those contracts are pretty set in stone (IIRC, the NFLPA made it so that now, outside of like top 5 draft picks, there is essentially no difference in contracts).
     
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    Here's a real atrocity... my internet at home is broken and I can't watch "Breaking Bad."
     
  19. ethanm

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    Baseball is the best for really determining a players worth through $ per win using WAR or $ per run using wRC. All of this shows that Alex Rodriguez is certainly not worth his contract!
     
  20. GreenFrog

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    Ugh. Sports talk.
     
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