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Has anyone else felt a twinge of guilt watching the global financial sytem implode?

I admit to being hooked on HPC and related sites today. Like those who slow down when they pass a pile-up on a Motorway, I find myself mesmerised by the unfolding drama.

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Has anyone else felt a twinge of guilt watching the global financial sytem implode?

I admit to being hooked on HPC and related sites today. Like those who slow down when they pass a pile-up on a Motorway, I find myself mesmerised by the unfolding drama.

No guilt here. I didn't cause the thing. It is a bit like a train wreck though I have to admit.

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Has anyone else felt a twinge of guilt watching the global financial sytem implode?

I admit to being hooked on HPC and related sites today. Like those who slow down when they pass a pile-up on a Motorway, I find myself mesmerised by the unfolding drama.

Ah... I was sick of commuting anyway. I'm looking forward to the next two years off :(

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Has anyone else felt a twinge of guilt watching the global financial sytem implode?

I admit to being hooked on HPC and related sites today. Like those who slow down when they pass a pile-up on a Motorway, I find myself mesmerised by the unfolding drama.

yes, but to be fair, we do have a VI

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.....I look upon it as everything said on here last year is coming to pass .....last year our views were perceived as extreme..this year they are playing live..... <_<

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I was screwed over by the dot com boom hope it dosent happen again but this time it will be 1000 worse!! and I dont feel 100% I wont be effected again

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To be honest, I think there is more than enough intelligence on this forum to start our own hedge fund that could invest in reasonable returns.

As for watching the meltdown, everyone at work thinks I am some sort of financial genius. Unlike when I joined and said that I would not buy another house in the short term.

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Has anyone else felt a twinge of guilt watching the global financial sytem implode?

I admit to being hooked on HPC and related sites today. Like those who slow down when they pass a pile-up on a Motorway, I find myself mesmerised by the unfolding drama.

I guess I`m one of the pikeys with the flaming torch, bathing in Schadenfreude as the global financial system goes to hell! :unsure:

I mean, who would be so stupid as to lend money to NINJAS (No Income, No Job or Assests)??

Fancy buying a bank at £55 billion of taxpayers` money!

Now governments across the world are cr*pping themselves as the whole thing unravels and they have to pump even more money into a sinking ship, just to prolong the inevitable.

As I have no major outgoings I can just sit back and laugh at the litany of woe! (MUHAHAHAHAHA!) :ph34r::lol:

Guess a lot of bulls will have to start pulling their horns in!

Edited by southsea13

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No guilt for rubber necking but am angry for the innocents who will get screwed over this.

Agree --- I sincerely hope all perpetrators of LIAR LOANS across the globe are jailed for the rest of their lives - for causing the Greatest Ever Pyramid Selling Scam - and Collapse - in history.

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Has anyone else felt a twinge of guilt watching the global financial sytem implode?

I admit to being hooked on HPC and related sites today. Like those who slow down when they pass a pile-up on a Motorway, I find myself mesmerised by the unfolding drama.

Nope. No guilt. I've been w4nking like a demon.

I may shoot my wad through a Kensington letterbox.

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Has anyone else felt a twinge of guilt watching the global financial sytem implode?

I admit to being hooked on HPC and related sites today. Like those who slow down when they pass a pile-up on a Motorway, I find myself mesmerised by the unfolding drama.

Not feeling guilty at all. We're potentially watching "history" here. We're watching events which may have very profound effects on all of ours lives. Unlike so much of what passes for news these days, the stuff that's keeping us glued to the screen is actually worthy of the name.

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Im looking hard at the wreckage, but try as hard as I can, I can only see bystanders lying injured in the Road.

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Interesting analogy ..... normal rubbernecking increases your chance of an accident as you're not looking where you're going. Here, I would suggest, rubbernecking is the safest course of action - be aware of what's going on, and take necessary steps to protect yourself.

(go on, someone post 100% guaranteed etc. etc. )

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Not feeling guilty at all. We're potentially watching "history" here. We're watching events which may have very profound effects on all of ours lives. Unlike so much of what passes for news these days, the stuff that's keeping us glued to the screen is actually worthy of the name.

That's what I said to one of my kids when they asked why I was spending so much time on the computer today. I do have this sense that that what we are observing today and likely in the coming few weeks will turn out to be an event more than worthy of historical note.

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This is a one hellova thing to admit, but I am transfixed by the idea that, indeed, this is 'it'.

(Which, weirdly, I suppose, makes me some of 'it-girl') :lol:

The system is crook: media, finance, political, social -- the fracturing is deep and spread across many arenas. I can see that what is forged out of this mess will come to dominate the next twenty to thirty years, so I am positioning myself to be ready. Politically, these events are fascinating, and will probably destroy the Labour party as we know it, the old style elites will come apart, and will, very possibly, destroy the welfare state.

Interesting times indeed.

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This is a one hellova thing to admit, but I am transfixed by the idea that, indeed, this is 'it'.

(Which, weirdly, I suppose, makes me some of 'it-girl') :lol:

The system is crook: media, finance, political, social -- the fracturing is deep and spread across many arenas. I can see that what is forged out of this mess will come to dominate the next twenty to thirty years, so I am positioning myself to be ready. Politically, these events are fascinating, and will probably destroy the Labour party as we know it, the old style elites will come apart, and will, very possibly, destroy the welfare state.

Interesting times indeed.

just when Im about to get me new hip operation authorised--- damn!

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No guilt for rubber necking but am angry for the innocents who will get screwed over this.

what i;m really really angry about is the socializing of bank losses- yet when a bank profits - the profits arent socialised

fu***** :angry:

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No guilt here. I didn't cause the thing.

Agree 100% , there will be winners and losers as in all asset markets , thats the way it is .

Many of us on here have been ready and waiting for this , and now , at last it's here ..........bring it on B)

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