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- Whats up. Im Cory.<br /><br />I play paintball.<br />I play guitar.<br />Im not the best at either, but I enjoy both.<br /><br />Im an MP in the US Army National Guard.
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20 October 2011 - 06:08 AMAs it was explained in my econmics class its something as follows: After the begining of the recession in 2008 certain firms, buisnesses, and companys began to abuse the system more or less. They bundled loans (made with other peoples money) together and sold them as CDOs. I think thats what they call them. Then another company would give them a rating that accessed the probability of the loans in the bundle to get repaid. But they were paid off and everything got the highest rating. So then the company that has the CDOs would sell them with this rating to make money. CEOs from thse companys got appointed to the government positions that oversee this type of stuff. and they loosened regulations. So now companys could bet against there CDOs, wagering money that they would fail. Then it got to the point where they made more profit when they failed. When they realized this they started to sell garbage on purpose. They no longer had customers best interests in mind, lied to customers and then made money when things tanked.
I dont really understand all of it... but I think that the major point of Occupy Wall Street is to get more regulation on CDOs, and trade in general. The size of our econemy has doubled, and there has been nobody to keep it in check. The top 1% makes the majority of the wealth. And it has become more or less impossible for the rest of us to increase our purchasing power. Basically they want it regulated. A stronger middle class means a healthier economy and will lead to more prosperity.
If that seems to have a socialist slant... well thats the way it was presented to me. I dont think its a there should be no classes type of thing. I think its a everyone should be able to get there if you work for it. And right now you basically cant.
05 June 2011 - 09:34 AMUS Army National Guard
Deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedon/Operation New Dawn.
Been in for about 2 and a half years. Involuntarily transferred for the purpose of mobilization. I was switched from the unit on my second drill with them. They were a rear detatchment with the mainbody being overseas. I transferred and deployed. I was a gunner in an MRAP (Maxxpro) running a 240B. It was a long year. Got back in April. I miss my M9. I feel so naked without it after carrying it everywhere.
Yeah, and Im 19... so I cant even buy myself a beer. Real Hooah.
22 January 2011 - 06:35 AMhaha... Back to the future... SLACKERS!!!
haha. I cant wait to get back to ballin.
14 January 2011 - 08:47 AMA soldier doing his job.
Thank you for the things you did for my country, Sir. I am paying it back the only way I know how. Your commitment to doing whats right isn't forgotten, and it never will be by those of us who carry the torch. It'd be my honor to buy you a shot when I get up there, Sir.
09 January 2011 - 05:25 AMBarnes. Glad to have ya back. Hopefully you find some time to play some more paintball. I havent played maybe twice in the last 2 years... seems like everything else just kinda takes over.