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How Everyone on CR Can Help To Destroy America
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This is an interesting concept. I believe there are built in safeguards against this sort of thing, but then I'm not an economist. As people have pointed out, you would need a very large proportion of the market to be made up of the not so good shares. Also if it were that simple, I'm sure lots of people would have tried it by now. BTW, I am often wary of people who postulate a scheme and then at the very end add "I'm just kidding" instead of making it clear throughout the whole post, by using sarcasm or humour, that it wasn't to be taken seriously. Except for that last sentence, your post appeared fair dinkum.
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YouAreDumb wrote:

Hey CR I just had a fun idea. I figured out how we could cause chaos on a large scale in America with almost no effort. We could all unionize and buy the same stocks (super cheap stocks) at the same time on the same day. Millions of stocks in a handful of shitty companies get bought in a matter of minutes (if we organize enough beforehand maybe in a minute or less). Suddenly a buying frenzy ensues and people are buying up these worthless stocks and the price rises quickly. Now we slowly sell off these stocks and invest that profit into bigger companies. Once all of our stocks are in these huge companies we all sell in unison. We could flush the price of huge companies down the drain. People start to panic as one or two secure stocks die and they sell their investments to try save as much money as they can. We cause a chain reaction and send the economy and thus the country into chaos.
Edit: This is just a joke


I would never take a risk like this. Back in the WWII era, on Japanese college tests, there would be an essay question on "What would be the greatest place to attack America and why." Not even on Crunchyroll. Learn from history or its doomed to repeat itself.
Posted 5/17/08

YouAreDumb wrote:

Hey CR I just had a fun idea. I figured out how we could cause chaos on a large scale in America with almost no effort. We could all unionize and buy the same stocks (super cheap stocks) at the same time on the same day. Millions of stocks in a handful of shitty companies get bought in a matter of minutes (if we organize enough beforehand maybe in a minute or less). Suddenly a buying frenzy ensues and people are buying up these worthless stocks and the price rises quickly. Now we slowly sell off these stocks and invest that profit into bigger companies. Once all of our stocks are in these huge companies we all sell in unison. We could flush the price of huge companies down the drain. People start to panic as one or two secure stocks die and they sell their investments to try save as much money as they can. We cause a chain reaction and send the economy and thus the country into chaos.
Edit: This is just a joke


sure, just watch "Fight Club" to get u started and read "Anarchy for dummies". there, i got u halfway tere already ^^
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America is already destroyed. All we need is the Anti-Christ. *cough*Obama*cough*


If he is the anti christ all you bible thumpers should vote for him so that Jesus will come back.
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YouAreDumb wrote:

Hey CR I just had a fun idea. I figured out how we could cause chaos on a large scale in America with almost no effort. We could all unionize and buy the same stocks (super cheap stocks) at the same time on the same day. Millions of stocks in a handful of shitty companies get bought in a matter of minutes (if we organize enough beforehand maybe in a minute or less). Suddenly a buying frenzy ensues and people are buying up these worthless stocks and the price rises quickly. Now we slowly sell off these stocks and invest that profit into bigger companies. Once all of our stocks are in these huge companies we all sell in unison. We could flush the price of huge companies down the drain. People start to panic as one or two secure stocks die and they sell their investments to try save as much money as they can. We cause a chain reaction and send the economy and thus the country into chaos.
Edit: This is just a joke

Pft, everybody in the US would suffer including YOU. There's too much at stake. It's not only the American economy that will suffer, you know. You need about a quarter or so of the population to make that happen, and even dumb people wouldn't take part in that. And they could shut down the Stock Market if they find discrepancies in it. Sometimes, you need the simplest of tactics to succeed, in contradiction to what you claimed "almost with no effort," it takes a LOT of effort especially when it comes to the Stock Market.

Why go through the stock-buying-spree? If you want to put the U.S economy into chaos, all you need is one bomb to blow up the Stock Market. And you can even just have one person to do all that. Less effort.
C3H5N3O9, enough said. (T.T")

Note: You have a pretty twisted humor, don't you? Ha ha
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LOL again
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YouAreDumb wrote:

Hey CR I just had a fun idea. I figured out how we could cause chaos on a large scale in America with almost no effort. We could all unionize and buy the same stocks (super cheap stocks) at the same time on the same day. Millions of stocks in a handful of shitty companies get bought in a matter of minutes (if we organize enough beforehand maybe in a minute or less). Suddenly a buying frenzy ensues and people are buying up these worthless stocks and the price rises quickly. Now we slowly sell off these stocks and invest that profit into bigger companies. Once all of our stocks are in these huge companies we all sell in unison. We could flush the price of huge companies down the drain. People start to panic as one or two secure stocks die and they sell their investments to try save as much money as they can. We cause a chain reaction and send the economy and thus the country into chaos.
Edit: This is just a joke


Lamest idea ever, even if it's a joke. Wait I don't mean that, let's do it!!! (wast your money, for i won't)
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Pft, everybody in the US would suffer including YOU.There's too much at stake. It's not only the American economy that will suffer, you know. You need about a quarter or so of the population to make that happen, and even dumb people wouldn't take part in that.
No you just need a lot of capital. If I had enough money I could do this myself with ease through a string of dummy corporations. You have a parent company, and use other companies it owns (which can't not be traced back to you easily since you have a chain of them), and have each company do the actions described in the OP. This tactic is the one what is better, but it requires lots of $$$$$ to pull off.


And they could shut down the Stock Market if they find discrepancies in it.
Like all government regulatory groups the FTC is driven by bureaucracy which could never act quickly enough.



Sometimes, you need the simplest of tactics to succeed, in contradiction to what you claimed "almost with no effort," it takes a LOT of effort especially when it comes to the Stock Market.

Why go through the stock-buying-spree? If you want to put the U.S economy into chaos, all you need is one bomb to blow up the Stock Market. And you can even just have one person to do all that. Less effort.
C3H5N3O9, enough said. (T.T")
Are you joking? The data is on computers, and such an action would have zero effect on the economy.


Note: You have a pretty twisted humor, don't you? Ha ha


Oh yeah
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Posted 5/17/08
Lol if thats the case I dun mind doing it XD
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Intresting..........i shall inform my america hating friends
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someone must have loved the movie wall st
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YouAreDumb wrote:


geeene_16 wrote:


Pft, everybody in the US would suffer including YOU.There's too much at stake. It's not only the American economy that will suffer, you know. You need about a quarter or so of the population to make that happen, and even dumb people wouldn't take part in that.
No you just need a lot of capital. If I had enough money I could do this myself with ease through a string of dummy corporations. You have a parent company, and use other companies it owns (which can't not be traced back to you easily since you have a chain of them), and have each company do the actions described in the OP. This tactic is the one what is better, but it requires lots of $$$$$ to pull off.


And they could shut down the Stock Market if they find discrepancies in it.
Like all government regulatory groups the FTC is driven by bureaucracy which could never act quickly enough.



Sometimes, you need the simplest of tactics to succeed, in contradiction to what you claimed "almost with no effort," it takes a LOT of effort especially when it comes to the Stock Market.

Why go through the stock-buying-spree? If you want to put the U.S economy into chaos, all you need is one bomb to blow up the Stock Market. And you can even just have one person to do all that. Less effort.
C3H5N3O9, enough said. (T.T")
Are you joking? The data is on computers, and such an action would have zero effect on the economy.


Note: You have a pretty twisted humor, don't you? Ha ha


Oh yeah


Ha! Who said about computers! The Stock Market employees is who we are aiming for. What's the use of computers when there's no people to use it? Although, I quite agree with the Bureaucracy part. Even if you could do that by yourself, it'll take you a long time. And who knows? Maybe by that time, the system would be completely changed.

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Posted 5/18/08
this guy an idiot.
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Calm down he meant it as a joke.
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yeah and i would go hungry because of you
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