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I didn't want to start a new thread, so I'm shoehorning this in here.

 

You should not believe a single thing 60 minutes has to say about derivatives because of one crucial error they make at 8:06.  In this they claim that the size of the market of derivatives was 50 trillion dollars in 2008, which is about the same size as the gross world product of that year.

That's self-evidently absurd.

 

I saw a similar figure around 2010 at the time that seemed like it was fuzzy math that did things like just purely add figures from Collateralized Debt Obligations and Credit Default Swaps, so in essence doubling their math in some areas.

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Why does USA TODAY TODAY TODAY think that Colorado is gender identifying as Wyoming and smuggling marijuana to other states?

 

I'm not the only person to have caught this error in geography, am I?

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Why does USA TODAY TODAY TODAY think that Colorado is gender identifying as Wyoming and smuggling marijuana to other states?

 

I'm not the only person to have caught this error in geography, am I?

 

No, you're not.

Although for anyone who hasn't lived there, they are both rectangles...

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... common belief, except among paleobotanists who note that there were mass die-offs of terrestrial plants and goddamn phytoplankton and benthic microorganisms.  You know, the same benthic microoganisms that made the chalky deposits for which the Cretaceous is named.  Where did you find this nonsense?

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