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    How a 400 year old treasure ship caused the...

    How a 400 year old treasure ship caused the housing bubble.

    This just came up as a line of thought from another thread.

    Very quick overview.
    You can check the accuracy yourselves.
    It's got...
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    lol. Well, to be fair, the fact that silver...

    lol.

    Well, to be fair, the fact that silver was a global currency at the time, combined with the way china was sucking it out of the rest of the world at an incredible rate, almost forced...
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    Not a crime. Probably a badge of honor in some...

    Not a crime.
    Probably a badge of honor in some parts of America.
    Yes, just people looking for something to pick on.
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    Nope. I just wouldn't advise wearing it on...

    Nope.

    I just wouldn't advise wearing it on your hat if you were trying to get elected.
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    lol. That's nutty. I don't know, you could...

    lol.
    That's nutty.
    I don't know, you could multitask.
    You could worry about wasting time while wasting time in congested traffic on the motorway?
    Who is the Mayor again?
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    The words on the hat are not the issue. The hat...

    The words on the hat are not the issue.
    The hat has taken on a new cultural meaning.
    It now means, I support Donald Trump style politics.

    Which many see as immature and ineffective, to put it...
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    lol. How ever would we survive without cheap...

    lol.

    How ever would we survive without cheap crap in our lives.
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    Personally, I'd like to see a little more wisdom...

    Personally, I'd like to see a little more wisdom in our interaction with China.
    I'm sure most of the junk in the two dollar shops could be produced here for example.
    Giving jobs to many low...
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    Did you know that Britain took the island during...

    Did you know that Britain took the island during the opium wars?
    China just wanted to stop the drug trade from destroying it's people.
    They had the death penalty for opium smuggling at the time....
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    Yup. I was wondering about that. But for...

    Yup.

    I was wondering about that.

    But for another reason.

    In a world were America and China have such opposing political beliefs, can you be friends with both?
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    Yep, it's so annoying that nothing fits into tidy...

    Yep, it's so annoying that nothing fits into tidy nice little blue or red boxes.

    Probably because some issues are intertwined with others.

    And many of the calamities a government must solve are...
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    lol. Turning a privacy question into a rant...

    lol.
    Turning a privacy question into a rant against a political party is in context?
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    Privacy is a valuable quantity. The Royals...

    Privacy is a valuable quantity.

    The Royals seem to value it.

    The most common misuse of personal information would be scams like Phishing".

    If I got hold of your local grocery store...
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    This is a very na´ve view on information sharing....

    This is a very na´ve view on information sharing.

    I don't see you writing your bank card number on your hand.

    Try getting into a local film set without signing the confidentiality agreement.
    ...
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    It happens to some extent anyway. Money flows...

    It happens to some extent anyway.

    Money flows in smaller pools due to laws, social convention and practicality.

    If you prevented people from using a house loan to pay off a car, for example,...
  16. Reading between the lines... I wonder if the...

    Reading between the lines...

    I wonder if the previous landlord sold at a lower price because they knew the insulation would be an issue.
    And also knew the disposition of the current tenant.
  17. Lol. Why do I just see Homer Simpson saying...

    Lol.
    Why do I just see Homer Simpson saying that.

    I'd be most annoyed with their lawyer.
    They obviously knew of the possible issues in taking over an occupied building.
    They proceeded on his...
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    What if the money supply wasn't just one big pool...

    What if the money supply wasn't just one big pool of money?
    What if it was several smaller pools?
    And you could inflate one without affecting the others?
    Say, for example, the "housing money pool"...
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    One of the daughters of a leading industrialist...

    One of the daughters of a leading industrialist once told me she was embarrassed to be driven to school by her chauffeur
    in a luxury car.
    She would have the driver stop a block away so she could...
  20. Oh, good for you, that's impressive. I have...

    Oh, good for you, that's impressive.
    I have never understood the Green party.
    I just thought it was a bunch of hippies who wanted to figure out a way to make Weed legal.


    I'm totally for...
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    yup. If I find something I like in a store, I...

    yup.
    If I find something I like in a store, I usually buy ten.
    Often when you go back a year later the price is up or the product no longer available and a cheaper version is in stock.
    Go quality,...
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    Ha! Brilliant! I'm right back at that bus...

    Ha!
    Brilliant!

    I'm right back at that bus stop on a warm summer afternoon.


    I guess it depends on where YOU are standing!

    If you had that match in YOUr hand,
    YOU stand to loose,
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    Ha! Brilliant!

    Ha!
    Brilliant!
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    Yes, exactly, the quality of conspiracy has...

    Yes, exactly, the quality of conspiracy has really gone down lately.

    Here's a question.

    Why is the tallest structure in Auckland an Egyptian obelisk?
    (At the top of one tree hill)?
    Why is...
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    Ahem. Grammar Nazi. "Too" is not the same as...

    Ahem.
    Grammar Nazi.
    "Too" is not the same as "to", or "two", for that matter.
    You're welcome.
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