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Who's actually to blame for the economic crisis? The Investment Bankers, the last Labour Gov, the US sub-prime mortgage sector, the Euro Zone fiasco or the millions of ordinary folk who just got used to having what they wanted, when they wanted it - all on a credit card? :unsure:

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Don't let the politicians (of all persuasions and both sides of the pond) off the hook either. :wink: :wink:

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Maybe all of the above.... but will taxing a few millionaire bankers a bit extra get us out of this mess or does it have to be the majority of the rest of us to take the pain?

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A combination of all the above perhaps. Think we are also to blame - spenders; voters; share-holders and the like. Isn't there a famous saying (needs a word change?). For evil to flourish all it needs is for good men to do nothing".

 

Often wonder why we always need a scape-goat for anything which goes wrong.

 

Happy days

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The reason I asked is cos those that actually caused this mess don't appear to be the ones that are being made to pay for it. Bankers are still getting their bonuses and golden parachutes, when imo they should be hanging from the lamp posts in Canary Wharf. :angry:

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The reason I asked is cos those that actually caused this mess don't appear to be the ones that are being made to pay for it. Bankers are still getting their bonuses and golden parachutes, when imo they should be hanging from the lamp posts in Canary Wharf. :angry:

 

but you don't believe in hanging......

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I've always wanted to know...how does an exception prove a rule? As a scientific thinker, it seems to me that, if there is an exception, then the rule is incorrect and needs revising. Can someone please explain? :unsure:

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Its alright Lt Kije, Cleo thinks you are the whizz brain but didn't want to hurt Obs' feelings :D :grin:

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I've always wanted to know...how does an exception prove a rule?

 

What it means that as a rule certain conditions apply on very rare occasions something will happen that breaks that particular rule. The fact that it is a rare occurrence proves that the rule holds true.

 

As an example. the area around Daresbury and Moore is a very quite area the exception being once a year when the Creamfield festival is on which proves the rule.

 

hope that helps clear that one up.

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It's a legal maxim, established in English law in the early 17th century. Written, as law was in those days, in Latin:

 

Exceptio probat regulam in casibus non exceptis

 

and is interpreted to mean ‘exception confirms the rule in the cases not excepted’

<_<:roll::lol:

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