26.Sep.2014 Why AngryBeavs is Important

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I am listening to the This American Life Expose on the Federal Reserve this morning, and this part of the transcript hits home:

David Beim writes in his report that when it comes to hiring bank examiners, the Fed, quote, “should be willing to take chances on individuals with the confidence to speak their convictions, even at the risk of getting somewhat disruptive personalities.” says they should be like the kid who cries out that the emperor has no clothes.

He’s the only one who dares say it because he doesn’t have ordinary social instincts, he doesn’t act politely. And somebody like that has to–or a number of people like that–have to be employed by organizations that want to be able to catch a big systemic problem brewing. They’re willing to say what they think is right, even if people don’t like them as a result. They don’t care.

The bold reflecting my own philosophies and the reason I started AB. The mainstream media is a bunch of cock gobbling yes men (and women–I am looking at you, Mamma Machado). AB is disruptive. And yes, I don’t care if not a single person likes me. Any time I say what needs to be said it feels like taking a massive mental shit.

I recommend everyone tune into this American Life this morning as it’s an excellent episode.

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  • Mud&Sticks Mud&Sticks says:
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    +1

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    Keep up the good fight Angry.

  • Jack says:
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    To take the original substance of your post and expand it a bit, I wonder what might be the state of finances in this country if certain “interests” didn’t whine and kick and scream about the one part of Dodd-Frank that has any teeth, the formation of the CFPB.

    They have brought up all the hot points and pushed to correct them. But the crooks keep pushing back with bogus claims of undue power and interrupted markets. I wish for those politicos bought off by the crooks to get behind the CFPB and start bashing the crooks over the head instead of continually trying to stick it to the people.

    • hellobeavers says:
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      Are the ‘crooks’ also known as bankers? Hard to take someone seriously when they refer to people as crooks.

      You should stop reading Huffington Post. Can’t be good for you.

      • Jack says:
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        Haven’t read HuffPo in months. It’s just an aggregate anyway… primarily why I don’t read it.

        Crooks are the ones who cry about regulations that apply to all but which are written because past crooks find the cracks in the system and steal from people like you and me. You know who they are because they whine and stomp their feet and buy politicos in order to kill regulations which are just common sense.

        There is no free market where regulation does not exist. A market is by definition an infrastructure, and there can be no infrastructure, let alone a solid one, without process and structure itself. Crooks cry for and hide within the anarchy vacuum of deregulation.

        And the worst part is that when the 10% of the population who is devoid of a conscience pushes beyond the law, the rest are left with the moral question of doing right and losing or doing wrong and surviving.

  • ean says:
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    A bit off topic but how about Danny Langsdorf? He has Eli playing like an MVP.

    • Jack says:
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      That’s funny.

      The Dan Snyders had him playing like an MVP too.

    • scotty says:
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      Having a guy with 2 Super Bowl rings playing like an MVP… Sounds REALLY tough!

  • Numbers says:
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    It is so frustrating to be part of an organization where, in interest of ones own longevity, one must remain quiet in the face of glaring organization/managerial problems. I work for such a company.

  • bendbeaver bendbeaver says:
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    While it’s very Libertarian of you to call out the Fed and mainstream media, you actually are highlighting a larger cultural issue of how Americans respond to authority and disagreement. We’re not taught how to disagree very well, which can lead to excessive conformity, or a swing to the opposite where disagreement result in hit headed blow ups. Too much questioning can be viewed as a threat to stability and the order of things. We’re taught to defer to authority to handle situations we witness that aren’t right. So the question goes back on ourselves; if we’re a boss/manager, do we foster an environment of healhy dissent, and in our community, do we speak up appropriately when we see something that isn’t right?

  • Beavblazer Beavblazer says:
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    A little off topic, but quick question. Is it really easy to behead someone?

    Just read about a guy who was fired from his factory job in Oklahoma today, and he went nut job and started stabbing a lady he worked with and beheaded her, and stabbed another lady repeatedly before somebody was able to shoot him. It just seems like a task that shouldn’t be super easy to pull off with a knife. Sorry to be morbid, but doesn’t it seem like somebody could have grabbed the nearest blunt object to knock him out before he finished the task?

    Also, to anybody thinking beheading somebody is a good way to react when you’re having a bad day. Don’t. It will only makes things worse for you.

    OK, back to talking about Angrybeav’s relevancy.

    • ObjCritic says:
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      Speaking of killing….there’s a threadkiller for you…no posts in nearly two hours.

    • Calibeav03 says:
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      I read that story too.. And thought WTF?? How do you behead someone with a knife??

      Crazy world……..

    • Dwill03 Dwill03 says:
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      The crazy thing about this blog is I bet within a few more hours you’ll have at least 1 or 2 reasonable answers lol. If it were an SEC blog it probably would have been answered with 15 minutes.

      Where’s Swamp Ass Beav when you need him

      • swamp ass beav says:
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        Keep yer head there, ya grand beede. This poor saloppe couldn’t keep hers.
        Just talking about my friend about this on choosday. Gotta train with a knife and, it’s damn coo-yon not to. Mine is always close at hand deployable in a instant. I have an “assisted” knife that I can deploy within a second. I often train with it. The one scenario I could see going down is a PitBull/dog attack. You let them get your left arm and you immediately slit their throat from ear to ear. Only way out on that other than running it over with your patrack. The mental ability to kill is crucial. Not an easy step for most. But also a certain level of training where the physical skill are deep enough where they don’t fall apart under immense stress.

        …from the swamp

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        Only from a hunting background, beheading with a knife isn’t terribly difficult (physically), it’s the vertebrae that you need to get in between to severe the spinal column. In the Nick Berg beheading video this is where they got hung up and it just turned 50 shades of morbid worse than a human beheading could possi my be imagined in the first place. That video really changed how I thought about the possibilities of human violence.

        • whiskey soaked napkins whiskey soaked napkins says:
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          those whores deserved it. Don’t look under my house

  • Mb says:
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    Most media are way off on the Muslim beheading stuff. If anyone had been paying attention, drug cartels in Mexico and Southwest US have been beheading to intimidate for the last ten years. ISIS learned it from us and our southern neighbors. No one wants to connect the dots.

  • scotty says:
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    One of the great harms of social media. It’s leading everyone further to groupthink sheepism.

    Say something popular and mainstream? Like! Like! Retweet!

    Say something that goes against the grain or can be interpreted in a negative way? OMG YOU ARE THE WORST HARASS SKEWER FLAME

  • SalemBeav says:
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bAB-__fFDeQ

    New SDSU video. Go Beavs

    • dwill03 dwill03 says:
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      Video is amazing. Felt like I was watching scenes from Any Given Sunday. Great production.

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