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George HW Bush - WTF

Google / MgmtLovedoo
Dec 5

Why is today a national day of mourning for a one term president? We shut down all stock, bond and commodity exchanges.

While we have the deepest sympathies for the loss, why is this a national holiday for financial markets?

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  • Uber / Eng
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    This man served the country for many years, since his time in WWII. One day of mourning someone who was willing to sacrifice his life for us isn’t going to hurt. It’s actually nice to see the country united and not bickering for once.
    Dec 54
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      Right. So why is there a holiday? Will you do the same for Trump?
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft naaam
      There are many veterans who gave up their life for the country. Do we close markets for all of them?
      Dec 5
    • Uber / Eng
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      It’s not a holiday for the vast majority of the country (most people have other work that they can do, and haven’t been sent home)...

      But to answer your question: Yes. I’d be okay with this for Trump and for Obama and( disagree with both politically. The presidency is a unique position and respect for the office supersedes the office holder.
      Dec 5
    • Uber / Eng
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      @naaam, there are two holidays for veterans. Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day. Some companies choose to shut down and others don’t. I’m an advocate of putting these days above other public holidays.
      Dec 5
  • New DuQvV7x
    Because people who have the authority to declare it as such chose to.

    EOS.
    Dec 55
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      That’s messed up. We don’t mourn similarly after mass shootings, national disasters or keep markets shut on 9/11. Where’s the accountability!
      Dec 5
    • Sirius XM Debwh1
      I think markets were shut down multiple days after 9/11.
      Dec 5
    • New RzFr15
      That’s plane wrong
      Dec 5
    • New / Eng////
      If market falls 50% or so, they will stop trading as well.
      Dec 5
    • New DuQvV7x
      Correct this falsehood. Markets were shut down after 9/11 for days.
      Dec 5
  • New jxAa11
    Eh I don't really have a problem with it there are not many presidents, it's not like we are going to have a president drop dead every other week. It's significant it's a nice sign of respect. It isn't ruining anyone's lives.
    Dec 50
  • Microsoft naaam
    Yeah. It's bizarre. Coming from a different country, I was surprised!
    Dec 53
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      Totally. This is embarrassing.
      Dec 5
    • Facebook public2
      Why is it embarassing. This is common.
      Dec 5
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      In this country we usually do not deify average leaders. That’s a third world country phenomenon
      Dec 5
  • Uber / Eng
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    Some of the ways that this man served the country:
    - 4 years as President
    - 8 years as Vice President
    - 2 years as the CIA Director
    - 5 years as an Ambassador
    - 4 years as a representative in the House
    - 3 years as a decorated Lieutenant in the Navy during a world war — with 3 medals.

    After MANY years of service at the highest level of our government in multiple areas you folks are freaking out because stock trading is suspended to honor him for just 7 hours. SMH.
    Dec 53
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      It’s not 7 hours. A single days trade is between $1-$2 trillion+ across stock, bond and commodity markets. I would rather honor his memory on my own time and not set a precedent to shut down trillion dollar markets by deifying someone with a dubious record. Oh and the president did much better than you or I will ever do, leaving behind a fortune of $30mn+, mostly from the oil industry
      Dec 5
    • New 0hedge
      Is this Trump's doing to set the precedent for his own funeral party?
      7d
    • New 0hedge
      "No new taxes" guy in real life had string of government jobs paid by your labor once the Big OIL elites annointed him.
      7d
  • Microsoft TrumpWins
    OP your company celebrated a black nationalist communist who praised bin Laden after 9/11 and called America the #1 enemy of the world. Work on your own judgment of character before questioning others.
    Dec 55
    • Microsoft Minxd
      Who is that?
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft TrumpWins
      Yuri Kochiyama. Google made a doodle of her for her birthday several years after she passed away
      Dec 5
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      I don’t recall it being a holiday
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft DaAX46
      It’s true though
      Dec 5
    • Facebook B13captain
      @TrumpWins staying fucking ON IT with the breitbart research. Watch out, cucks
      Dec 5
  • Oracle fatalflaw
    Mourning past leaders is by the law in most countries. Nothing different about the US in this.
    Dec 53
    • Citibank / Finance$$>RSU
      This is not by law. This is tradition.
      Dec 5
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      Exactly. Then we would be mourning all presidents. Including TRUMP. Yikes. That would be a day of celebration yea?
      Dec 5
    • Citibank / Finance$$>RSU
      Too a lesser extent. Nixon’s funeral was muted in comparison to this one for obvious reasons.
      Dec 5
  • Hitachi Vantara DMT
    After yesterday’s routing a pause seems like a god thing no matter the reason.
    Dec 52
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      I can rally behind that. Give the machines a break from trading
      Dec 5
    • Microsoft naaam
      May be this is Trump's master stroke to prevent markets from falling further 🤔
      Dec 5
  • Yelp leinglo
    Divisive OP is divisive. I am from another country and no this does not feel weird. Raised eyebrow for a minute but realized soon after that the man has done a lot for the country. So what’s the big deal with one day of financial shutdown..nothing really just an insignificant dust in the big scheme of things. OP just wants to feel outraged I guess
    Dec 53
    • Uber / Eng
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      Society in America loves to feel outraged.
      Dec 5
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      Leinglo: What did he do for the country? Would you do this for Supreme Court justices? Did we shut down financial markets for McCain who was a real hero?
      Dec 5
    • Uber / Eng
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      How do you justify that McCain was a hero but Bush is not? Both served in war. McCain was caught and tortured, but both put their lives on the line.

      Also, Senators have nowhere near the same responsibility as a President. They have 1 vote out of 100. It’s a different league. All presidents should be honored - it’s not always thankful job. As a society we should hold the office in the highest regard.
      Dec 5
  • New 0hedge
    Out of touch Global neoliberal open borders elites so desperate and jealous that they will honor an ex-CIA director neocon Republican to spite the current sitting president who was a Democrat most of his life.
    Dec 50
  • Microsoft *cW2x91p
    op is a dumbass, move along
    Dec 50
  • VMware BobbleHat
    You are just jealous that your life means nothing to so many people.
    Dec 51
    • New 0hedge
      Dont confuse opportunistic dignitaries looking for media spotlight as giving meaning. Just a circus really....
      7d
  • Microsoft *cW2x91p
    it's not a national holiday dumbshit
    Dec 51
    • Google / MgmtLovedoo
      OP
      Calm down son. It's a holiday for the financial markets.
      Dec 5
  • Uber Metaphor
    because in his term Soviet Union collapsed, f**k communists
    Dec 50

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