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    Corruption, government and the banks ("The Big Short" movie)

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1596363/
    http://www.paramountguilds.com/pdf/the-big-short.pdf
    Spoiler: ending
    MARK
    I don’t know Vinny. I bet in a few
    years we’ll be doing what people
    always do when the economy goes
    south: blaming immigrants and poor
    people.

    JARED (V.O.)
    But Mark was wrong. In the years
    that followed 100’s of bankers and
    rating’s agency executives went to
    jail. The SEC was completely
    overhauled.
    And Congress had no choice but to
    break up the big banks and regulate
    the mortgage and derivatives
    industries.
    (Beat)
    Just kidding.

    The banks took the money the
    American people gave them and used
    it to lobby the Congress to kill
    big reform. And then America blamed
    immigrants and poor people. And
    this time... even teachers.

    And when all was said and done,
    only one single banker went to
    jail.
    “When the dust settled from the collapse 5 trillion dollars
    in pension money, real estate value, 401k, savings, and bonds
    had disappeared. 8 million people lost their jobs, six
    million lost their homes. And that was just in the USA.”

    ...

    “Michael Burry contacted the government several times to see
    if anyone wanted to interview him to find out how he knew the
    system would collapse years before anyone else. No one ever
    returned his calls. But he was audited four times and
    questioned by the FBI.

    ...

    “Michael Burry contacted the government several times to see
    if anyone wanted to interview him to find out how he knew the
    system would collapse years before anyone else. No one ever
    returned his calls. But he was audited four times and
    questioned by the FBI.


    BTW it went for 130 minutes but it was entertaining. Even had at least 2 strip club scenes.
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    2 strip club scenes!? That's like 2 for the price of 1!

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    JohnClay, if you had a million dollars you could probably have two chicks at the same time.

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    I thought people would be shocked at the government even though I hid the transcript in a spoiler tag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tigerlily View Post
    JohnClay, if you had a million dollars you could probably have two chicks at the same time.
    I could do that already for about $400 or maybe less.

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