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Comment: Re:Great Recession part II? (Score 2) 728

By the start of the crisis in 2007 Countrywide held over a 15% share of the subprime mortgage market. The thing is, they were constantly selling their loans to other people. In reality, they were probably the issuers of close to half the subprime market loans from 1994 to 2008. Countrywide was in bed with the Clinton administration http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10... http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB... They were the ones who directly pushed for the expansion of the subprime loan market. Not to mention the real estate bubble while not entirely connected to the dot-com bubble was supremely inflated as it collapsed and investors scrambled for 'safe' investments.

Comment: Re:*sigh* (Score 1) 228

by ravenshrike (#49732523) Attached to: Marvel's Female Superheroes Are Gradually Becoming More Super

You'd also have to break it down by how much control the CCA had over the industry and how they exercised that control and then by art style. Also you'd want to look into current CEO's and see if there's any trend there. Merely ascribing it to time or some feminist hook seems to be immensely shortsighted. Of course, she is in high school, so that might be why the science portion of her science project was so shitty.

Comment: Re:Sooooo...... (Score 1) 776

That's because it's a pretty damn good film. Not really a Mad Max movie though unless you dump the prior continuity. And wait for the director's cut. There looked to be a pretty large amount of exposition cut so as to keep the tempo as redlined as possible.

As for the claims of the MRA's the beliefs of the harem members were rather jarring compared to the rest of the cast, but in large part that was the point since it was pretty clearly shown that they were bullshit by the existence of the older women in the film. The fact that there were zero men and that the only reason they trusted Hardy was because Furiosa vouched for him is a pretty clear indication that they killed all the prior men they came in contact with. Not all of them would have been harmful. Not exactly the act of a peaceful group of people. The girls though did nothing but dream of a distant utopia and center their worldview on how all the faults were the cause of men. Barring of course the redhead who was certainly the most grounded harem member, though how she would have even learned what manifest destiny was I'm not quite certain. Then again if the old biddy in the harem was the one teaching them I can see how she would have centered the 'evils' of the prior age on such a concept.

The tripartite Merchants of Death were rather cliché and silly. Religion, guns and capitalism? Bullet Town and Gas Town within spitting distance of one another and the Citadel? Not to mention the fact that apparently Bullet Town had the machinery from 12 different gun manufacturers including Heckler and Koch which I'm pretty sure does not have a manufactory in Australia at all.

Comment: Re:Privacy? (Score 1) 776

Except the amount of money that goes into public schooling above a surprisingly low minimum has virtually no effect on lower bound performance. There is quite a bit of effect on AP classes of course. DC public schools are among the best funded in the nation per capita and the worst performing.

Comment: Re:Deniers (Score 1) 525

Wow you're a complete fucking moron. Accurate is an adjective. It describes a noun. E&Hs PREDICTION was accurate in that it was precisely correct. Namely, the boson's mass was greater than 18MeV. That the actual MEASUREMENT was fundamentally inaccurate in it's range does not change the accuracy of the PREDICTION.

Comment: Re: Deniers (Score 0) 525

Yeah, Nuclear Winter is a figment of the nuclear scare's imagination. It assumes that the earth is a featureless ball of rock, all targets are groundbursts, that every target would cause a firestorm the size of Dresden, and that any and all soot would magically stay in the atmosphere far higher and far longer than any such effects have been observed. At worst, a full scale nuclear war MIGHT cause temperatures to mildly drop for 1-2 years.

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