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    idk, is there something special about them?

    stocks have been going up or down by 2-3% for a while now with each crazy event. I think everyone's accepted it as the new normal rather than a uniquely damaging shock

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    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Families with young children and a bit of disposable income are a dying demographic?



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    Not sure those families are earning enough to afford holidays anymore after a lost decade of income stagnation
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Larkonnis View Post
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    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Families with young children and a bit of disposable income are a dying demographic?

    I love how when The Simpsons started airing, Homer was a loser with a shitty house and bratty kids and a dead-end job.

    Now he’s clearly approaching upper-middle-class, being able to own a home, have a stay-at-home wife, and afford children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
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    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Families with young children and a bit of disposable income are a dying demographic?

    I love how when The Simpsons started airing, Homer was a loser with a shitty house and bratty kids and a dead-end job.

    Now he’s clearly approaching upper-middle-class, being able to own a home, have a stay-at-home wife, and afford children.
    Even an absolute moron can make some headway if you keep at it for 30 years...
    meh

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    also this guy



    living the fucking dream innit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lachesis VII View Post
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    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Families with young children and a bit of disposable income are a dying demographic?

    I love how when The Simpsons started airing, Homer was a loser with a shitty house and bratty kids and a dead-end job.

    Now he’s clearly approaching upper-middle-class, being able to own a home, have a stay-at-home wife, and afford children.
    They even lampshaded this change in society a few times.
    IMHO most effectively when Frank Grimes calls Homer out on how unbelievably successful he is despite his shortcomings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Calling Thomas Cook a package holiday company is like calling Gregg's a bakers. Technically correct, but almost entirely wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Calling Thomas Cook a package holiday company is like calling Gregg's a bakers. Technically correct, but almost entirely wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
    also this guy



    living the fucking dream innit
    Oh for sure. But they’re no longer making episodes of Married With Children. It’s more of a time capsule than an anachronism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Appleby View Post
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    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Families with young children and a bit of disposable income are a dying demographic?

    I love how when The Simpsons started airing, Homer was a loser with a shitty house and bratty kids and a dead-end job.

    Now he’s clearly approaching upper-middle-class, being able to own a home, have a stay-at-home wife, and afford children.
    They even lampshaded this change in society a few times.
    IMHO most effectively when Frank Grimes calls Homer out on how unbelievably successful he is despite his shortcomings.

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    1. Daring Scandinavian seafarers, explorers, adventurers, entrepreneurs world-famous for their aggressive, nautical import business, highly leveraged takeovers and blue eyes.
    2. Bloodthirsty sea pirates who ravaged northern Europe beginning in the 9th century.

    Hagar's note: The first definition is much preferred; the second is used only by malcontents, the envious, and disgruntled owners of waterfront property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elmicker View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Calling Thomas Cook a package holiday company is like calling Gregg's a bakers. Technically correct, but almost entirely wrong.
    What they sold looked liked package holidays in the same way Gregg's sausage rolls look like baked goods.
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liare View Post
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    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Families with young children and a bit of disposable income are a dying demographic?

    I love how when The Simpsons started airing, Homer was a loser with a shitty house and bratty kids and a dead-end job.

    Now he’s clearly approaching upper-middle-class, being able to own a home, have a stay-at-home wife, and afford children.
    They even lampshaded this change in society a few times.
    IMHO most effectively when Frank Grimes calls Homer out on how unbelievably successful he is despite his shortcomings.

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    Really bad analysis of that episode. Is it even one?? At the start it seems to genuinely consider itself a Simpsons analysis but it clearly becomes just personal ramblings and not much at all to do with the episode. Hopefully you didn't think it was good! I couldn't get past the first two minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
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    Thomas Cook was a company with seasonal cash flows which stopped financially planning for them in a shrinking market. The people who buy package holidays are a dying demographic
    Families with young children and a bit of disposable income are a dying demographic?

    I love how when The Simpsons started airing, Homer was a loser with a shitty house and bratty kids and a dead-end job.

    Now he’s clearly approaching upper-middle-class, being able to own a home, have a stay-at-home wife, and afford children.
    Even an absolute moron can make some headway if you keep at it for 30 years...
    wooosh
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    And btw, you're such a fucking asshole it genuinely amazes me on a regular basis how you manage to function.

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    “Devolved Parliament”, in which chimpanzees replace politicians in the House of Commons, more than comfortably surpassed its estimated price tag of 1.5 million to 2 million pounds, with the auctioneer declaring “history being made” at one point during the sale which was streamed live.

    After bidding that lasted some 13 minutes, the 2009 artwork from a private collection sold to loud applause for a hammer price of 8.5 million pounds, to which fees are added giving a final price of 9,879,500 pounds ($12.2 million).

    “Record price for a Banksy painting set at auction tonight. Shame I didn’t still own it,” Banksy wrote on his Instagram feed beside a post quoting art critic Robert Hughes about the value of artworks.

    “... The price of a work of art is now part of its function, its new job is to sit on the wall and get more expensive. Instead of being the common property of humankind the way a book is, art becomes the particular property of someone who can afford it,” the Instagram post quoted Hughes as saying.
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-b...-idUSKBN1WI29Q
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    First, they came for the bankers...

    https://gizmodo.com/goliath-is-winni...o-a-1838740347
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichkknaar View Post
    First, they came for the bankers...

    https://gizmodo.com/goliath-is-winni...o-a-1838740347
    Welcome out of the Dark Ages, we have had our banking mostly automated for a long while already. Trying to rob a Finnish bank is a idiotic move as the banks don't even have that much money at the premises.

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    Quote Originally Posted by depili View Post
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    First, they came for the bankers...

    https://gizmodo.com/goliath-is-winni...o-a-1838740347
    Welcome out of the Dark Ages, we have had our banking mostly automated for a long while already. Trying to rob a Finnish bank is a idiotic move as the banks don't even have that much money at the premises.
    And there are plenty of banks where you can't even deposit cash as they have no way to store it.

    Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point. - Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 277

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    Quote Originally Posted by depili View Post
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    First, they came for the bankers...

    https://gizmodo.com/goliath-is-winni...o-a-1838740347
    Welcome out of the Dark Ages, we have had our banking mostly automated for a long while already. Trying to rob a Finnish bank is a idiotic move as the banks don't even have that much money at the premises.
    And there are plenty of banks where you can't even deposit cash as they have no way to store it.

    Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point. - Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 277

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