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audreyh1 04-23-2010 04:21 AM

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Originally Posted by SEC Lawyer (Post 928931)
You are rather clueless, aren't you. SEC lawyers don't make seven-figure incomes or determine the course of human events.

But XSEC lawyers do.

And we'll do that long after you've taken down your inconsequential shingle and "retired early" because your working life is so meaningless.

I'm checking out of here for a better place, like my own blog maybe. Regret dropping in earlier this week. Didn't realize these are the lumpen slums of cyberspace.

Whew! Good riddance!

Gumby 04-23-2010 05:09 AM

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Originally Posted by SEC Lawyer (Post 928931)
I'm checking out of here for a better place

Here, let me help you with that. No, no need to thank me. Really, it was my pleasure.

ziggy29 04-23-2010 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by SEC Lawyer (Post 928931)
Didn't realize these are the lumpen slums of cyberspace.

Sorry I just noticed this. I was busy finishing my virtual bottle of Night Train.

REWahoo 04-23-2010 08:18 AM

I'm considering trying out a new sig line: "Charter resident of the lumpen slums of cyberspace."

Has a nice ring to it, don't you think?

FUEGO 04-23-2010 11:26 AM

Excellent. I no longer have to physically travel to the slums to go slumming. I can do so here more conveniently.

audreyh1 04-23-2010 11:32 AM

I've never hung out in a slum before. And definitely not a lumpen slum - whatever that means! ;D

lumpen slum - from Urbis:
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Lumpen are the great unwashed masses of the urban poor. They rarely have a steady source of income, and may be exiled from the city-state with little provocation. They have few rights, and tend to live in the worst slum areas where the drain from the nexus towers can be acutely felt day and night. Still, they may not be arbitrarily deprived of life or property, and killing or assaulting them does count as a crime. Urbis - A World of Cities: Lumpen
or maybe:
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Lumpenproletariat

Roughly translated as slum workers or the mob, this term identifies the class of outcast, degenerated and submerged elements that make up a section of the population of industrial centers. It includes beggars, prostitutes, gangsters, racketeers, swindlers, petty criminals, tramps, chronic unemployed or unemployables, persons who have been cast out by industry, and all sorts of declassed, degraded or degenerated elements. In times of prolonged crisis (depression), innumerable young people also, who cannot find an opportunity to enter into the social organism as producers, are pushed into this limbo of the outcast. Here demagogues and fascists of various stripes find some area of the mass base in time of struggle and social breakdown, when the ranks of the Lumpenproletariat are enormously swelled by ruined and declassed elements from all layers of a society in decay.
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The term was later used in the Communist Manifesto (where it is translated as “dangerous classes”) and in Class Struggles in France, and elsewhere. https://www.marxists.org/glossary/terms/l/u.htm
WOW! Had no idea things were that bad around here! Has me thinking "Escape from New York."

Audrey

ziggy29 04-23-2010 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by audreyh1 (Post 929113)
lumpen slum - from Urbis:
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Lumpen are the great unwashed masses of the urban poor.
WOW! Had no idea things were that bad around here!

I guess I need to leave here, being in a small town, middle to upper-middle class and having showered this morning.

But I'm taking my Night Train with me.

bbbamI 04-23-2010 12:57 PM

https://thm-a02.yimg.com/nimage/a09198cd96108e16

Lumpen Rutherford....

Milton 04-23-2010 03:32 PM

I would reply to the ridiculous post, but I am done feeding the troll. :whistling:

travelover 04-23-2010 03:46 PM

Well, he lasted longer than I thought he would. :laugh:

Bestwifeever 04-23-2010 04:32 PM

I can't help it--this story is all over the Nightly News right now:

While US economy burned, SEC staff surfed for porn - Yahoo! News

"Among the most serious violators, said ABC, was a senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington who spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn."

I hope no one got caught accessing lumpen slum forums like ours!

haha 04-23-2010 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Bestwifeever (Post 929215)
I can't help it--this story is all over the Nightly News right now:

While US economy burned, SEC staff surfed for porn - Yahoo! News

"Among the most serious violators, said ABC, was a senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington who spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn."

I hope no one got caught accessing lumpen slum forums like ours!

Can't you women come up with some slutty photos to give surfers a two-fer?

Ha

Westernskies 04-23-2010 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Gumby (Post 928959)
Here, let me help you with that. No, no need to thank me. Really, it was my pleasure.

Damn, late to the party again...;D Sorry, must have been dragging my knuckles throught the lumpen...

Alan 04-23-2010 08:09 PM

I'm travelling at present but this was a thread I have been monitoring, and "holey moley", SEC finally popped his clogs big time.

Great link on some of the top SEC lawyers surfing the porn sites - I don't suppose many folks are surprised.

Bestwifeever 04-23-2010 08:15 PM

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Originally Posted by haha (Post 929221)
Can't you women come up with some slutty photos to give surfers a two-fer?

Ha

I'm sorry, you'll have to go to the lumpen slut forum for those--we're only the lumpen slum here.

NW-Bound 04-23-2010 08:47 PM

Hmm... No wonder I feel right at home here. For I have been working an erratic part-time and freelance work, and the following description fits me. :(

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Lumpen ... rarely have a steady source of income...

Westernskies 04-23-2010 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by haha (Post 929221)
Can't you women come up with some slutty photos to give surfers a two-fer?

Ha

humpin' lumpen? :laugh:

Westernskies 04-24-2010 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by bbbamI (Post 929163)

Based on where this thread is heading you may have to post a picture of the beaver...;D

bbbamI 04-24-2010 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Westernskies (Post 929398)
Based on where this thread is heading you may have to post a picture of the beaver...;D

You rang?....

traineeinvestor 04-24-2010 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Bestwifeever (Post 929215)
I can't help it--this story is all over the Nightly News right now:

While US economy burned, SEC staff surfed for porn - Yahoo! News

"Among the most serious violators, said ABC, was a senior attorney at SEC headquarters in Washington who spent up to eight hours a day accessing Internet porn."

I now understand how they failed to catch Madoff and others - they clearly had much more important things to do.


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