Words so strong they have splash damage.
This isn't aimed at America, it's mostly aimed at the Democrats.

This isn’t aimed at America, it’s mostly aimed at the Democrats.

Well, this is a sad fucking day.

Not only is an election being won by a puffed up buffoon with tiny hands and massive insecurities but the people who are supposed to make sense of this chaos have decided to take leave of their reason and blame the whole thing on bigotry.

But that doesn’t make sense.

America has a problem with bigotry, sure. But it’s not like the place suddenly got more bigoted over the past few years.

No, this election wasn’t won by bigotry.

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And by "party" I mean "unstable approach to the economy".

And by “party” I mean “unstable approach to the economy”.

So, according to Last Week Tonight people in the US have started bundling together sub-prime car loans as an “investment product” just like they did with home loans before the 2009 financial crisis.

We are meant to believe that this can’t cause another crash because car loans make up quite a small part of the loan market.

The problem with this argument is that the loss of the mortgage market didn’t cause the financial crisis, it was just the trigger.

It only caused massive secondary effects because the entire system was unstable, and it still is.

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I'm bucking the trend and I don't care. This is one of those rare times when everyone else is wrong.

I’m bucking the trend and I don’t care. This is one of those rare times when everyone else is wrong.

Friends, barely a week goes by without something popping up on my news feed about how some new wearable device or app, or app-enabled device, is going to be a ‘disruptive technology’ that will destroy traditional models of healthcare.

And here’s the thing: the potential of wearable technology is absolutely massive, and sooner or later someone is going to use it to create a product that will change the social world. It will be like the first MP3 player; an innovation that will start entirely new trends in technology.

But none of the current generation of wearables will do this.

Because they are not trends.

They are fads.

And if you look at the “evidence” that they use to support their claims you will see that they are all talking bullshit.

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