New Series

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  1. Metalmann

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    "The Men Who Built America".

    Damn good show about the rich boys who built America. Carnegie, Rockefeller, Edison, even Tesla.

    Lots of tidbits of info, on the dealings that made the Industrial Revolution possible. Inevitable.

    3 episodes, so far.

    Last one was about the trials and tribulations of Westinghouse, Tesla, and Edison. :cool::cool:
     
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  2. loosewire

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    Watching that now ,some lessons to be learned.
     
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  3. spinnaker

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    What network?
     
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  4. loosewire

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    History channel
     
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  5. THE_RB

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    We're ahead of you here in Australia. I watched the Edison/Tesla one weeks ago.

    Now on about episode 8, JP Morgan just bought Carnegie's entire steel operation for $480 mil, made Carnegie the richest man in the world and Morgan the sole owner of the worlds largest steel producer.

    They've been jumping back and forth in time a bit which has been a bit annoying, i think the first few episodes were a bit more time-linear.
     
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  6. loosewire

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    Google J.P. Morgan on the world riches companies today.........old money

    never goes away....that series a good lesson for us....how to get rich using

    the other guys money. They survived the bailout without fines or jail......
     
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  7. Metalmann

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    Yes, and they will get away without a hitch when the next big crash hits.

    After Greece and Cyprus, it won't be long till Spain, Portugal, and Ireland takes a big hit. Then on to the rest of the EU, and the U.S.

    My guess is 5 years max for us.;)
     
  8. loosewire

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    J.P. Morgan....$ 2.5 trillion...60 countries...Chase..Wells-Fargo banks.

    Really big bucks.
     
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  9. toffee_pie

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    Ireland already has had bail out money, several years ago.

    Spain, Cyprus are more recent victims. Greece was always F<>ked tbh.

    lets remember the economic crash started in the USA and had a knock on effect to the euro zone, and it has not shown much sign of improvement as unemployment in the euro zone is at its highest since the euro was introduced in 1999.
     
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  10. toffee_pie

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    many Irish help made the USA the way it is today, i wonder if they will get a mention.
     
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  11. loosewire

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    OK, beer, coffee, best pubs....best green.....best shamrocks
     
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