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Date: 11/07/11 11:18 AM

32 Responses to An Irishman Abroad: Wall Street Wankers

  1. Profile photo of Student_Law
    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 11:19 am
    Link: An Irishman Abroad: Wall Street Wankers - The Irishman comments on OWS. Beyond NSFW-language. This is only safe for Irishmen.
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    pmarren Male 40-49
    4575 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 11:30 am
    Pure Poetry.
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    nogroupthink Male 30-39
    45 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 11:46 am
    Two towels and an 8!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    November 7, 2011 at 11:51 am
    Pretty spot-on except he left out the part where the GOVERNMENT, led by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd, FORCED the banks through the Community Reinvestment Act to make all those sub-prime NINJA loans to unqualified borrowers, which the government-sponsored entities Fannie and Freddie were more than happy to buy, bundle, and resell to unsuspecting private investors as being safe, mortgage-backed government securities.

    Driving all these new home buyers into the market caused a HUGE unsustainable bubble in housing prices which was doomed to burst from the start. When it did, the Democrats tried to shift all the blame to the investors who got stuck holding the worthless loans that the government created in the first place. This deception seems to have worked on this tool and, I suspect, on most of you as well.
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    Matti_Lepalm Male 18-29
    51 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 11:54 am
    "Piss off, sir, I`m going for a pint."

    Best part of the entire video.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36665 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 11:57 am

    LOL! I haven`t heard the phrase "phuck shyte" in years!

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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    Perfectly said, OldOllie. The whole thing was started by Jimmy Carter, put on hold by Reagan/Bush, then put into overdrive by Clinton with threats passed out to banks by the Janet Reno Justice Dept. Bush 43 tried to fix it in 2005 but was prevented by filibustering Democrats in Congress. Then it finally came to a head when Obama scuttled a fix in the fall of 2008 and helped force the bailouts onto all the banks whether they wanted it or not.

    Question is, if you don`t believe that the Democrats want to destroy the U.S., what would they do differently if they DID want to? I can`t think of a thing -- it`s been a perfectly orchestrated cluster.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1926 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 12:20 pm
    OldOllie, you`ve got to know that the truth will do you no good here!

    I feel sorry to a point for people who got fell for this crap but only to a point. Each one was an adult who should have known better. You don`t just sign your name willy-nilly to a piece of paper saying your good for 1/4 million unless you`re damn sure you are.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
    210 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    @avatarjohn- Former president George Bush pushed the American Dream Downpayment plan to use taxpayer money to give loans to those with low income interested in purchasing a home.



    Stop the partisan B.S.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 2:01 pm
    dratpooe. :D
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    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 3:09 pm
    what was he talking about? I just liked his voice and hear him as a sportscaster.
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    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm
    *I want to hear him call the game on monday night football.
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    cfwestdotie Male 18-29
    184 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 3:22 pm
    Piss off im goin for a pint! Up the Irish!
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    Burton_Ian Male 18-29
    815 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 3:36 pm
    That was awesome...

    Humorous that AvatarJohn is attempting to rewrite history though, you cannot hold `bama accountable for the deregulation that caused the crisis; that blame should be directed towards another administration.

    I`m sure there are graphs or something to explain that in a manner you might understand, I`m just too lazy to look those up at the present.
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    evanbartlett Male 30-39
    559 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm
    He`s like the straight Irish version of Randall, the Honey Badger guy.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 8:35 pm
    Profanity does not diminish one`s credibility. Incoherence on the other hand, does. Luckily I understood what he said perfectly.

    I don`t see what his problem is. Ireland is doing quite well... by comparison anyway.
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    davymid Male 30-39
    12140 posts
    November 7, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    "I don`t see what his problem is. Ireland is doing quite well... by comparison anyway."

    Are you sh*tting me? As an Irishman (who also swears like a f*cking sailor), take it from me - the Irish economy if f*cked deep in the ass sans lube.

    In other news, I know this guy - he owns the Old Triagle pub in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Good bloke.
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    asianchamp Male 18-29
    414 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 12:09 am
    I learned some new dirty words!
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    NILE12 Male 18-29
    157 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 3:04 am
    I heard England is doing well.
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    nikkuchan Male 18-29
    144 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 4:50 am
    "Piss off sir, I`m goin` for a pint."
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    Llowbear Male 18-29
    33 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 5:53 am
    He`s doing us proud!
  22. Profile photo of Censorship
    Censorship Male 18-29
    75 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 7:19 am
    Ahh, God bless Limerick.
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 8:27 am
    I got an issue with this video and that issue is: It was done before. This is a repeat of the same interviewer interviewing the same guy that was an internet sensation about a year ago. Nothing original was said and this just reeks of trying to relive unexpected internet fame that simply happens by chance.

    This was the 1st interview. You won`t miss the similarities.
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    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 8:28 am
    Good stuff, nice to hear someone tell it like it is.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 9:21 am
    @madest, Thanks for pointing that out.
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    varnsen Male 30-39
    36 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 9:48 am
    No one can swear like the Irish. No one.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
    1010 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 11:40 am
    @madest: i thought the exact same thing. The former Irsihman was good though, and it created a lot of fuzz. and you have to admit that he has a cool appearance and a great way of putting things. So based upon the former success I thought the second clip deserved a post here, at least. But it seems edited, for sure.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
    2385 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm
    hahaha, dratpooes!!!
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    madest Male 40-49
    7378 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    I wasn`t blaming you Student Law. Submitter just doing his duty. Just thought it sounded the same and went back for a re-listen and it seemed almost identical. The Irishman is good, it`s that lame-ass fame-seeking reporter I blame.

    @ OldOllie, The banks would have never given out NINJA loans if credit default swaps weren`t worth more than paid mortgages. Greed was the cause of the meltdown. Bank greed.
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    Jackson13W Male 30-39
    155 posts
    November 8, 2011 at 6:23 pm
    that was the single most polite "piss off" i`ve ever heard.
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    Idlerlee2 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    November 9, 2011 at 12:39 am
    He got a clue, AND a mouth to go with it.

    Get this man into office
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    MrLill Male 18-29
    371 posts
    November 13, 2011 at 11:36 pm
    does he remind anyone else of Peter Griffin`s dad?

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