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 Post subject: Reverse robbery - the banks have robbed us
PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 7:16 am 
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Hello,

This may open your eyes!

http://www.onpointradio.org/shows/2008/10/investigating-the-subprime-scandal/

[quote]Investigative reporter Danny Schechter has never been quiet about the slick ways of Wall Street and American finance. He won Emmys and was out front on the 1980s S&L crisis.

Now, he’s on fire with the story of American and global financial market meltdown and the machinations that preceded it. The “largest robbery in American history,â€

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But you may not like what you see

http://redtape.msnbc.com/2008/10/how-credit-card.html

Hmmm, inventive fee system.
Your balance is $6000.
Your new limit is $3000.
Fork over a fee for being over the limit.
And a higher rate too cause you just became risky.

[quote]And he raises this question: “Where are the prosecutors?â€

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Wow, the bailout sure means rough times for top executives.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27086714/

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This one addresses a certain person's myopic view of what's right and wrong.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27081173/

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Ah yes, not learning even from his own personal history, let alone any business ethics classes, McCain gets yet another cease and desist letter from Jackson Browne

http://www.etaiwannews.com/etn/news_con ... ?id=748306

And the Foo Fighters

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2008/oc ... ohn.mccain

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The saddest thing about this is that My Hero was written as a celebration of the common man and his extraordinary potential,... To have it appropriated without our knowledge and used in a manner that perverts the original sentiment of the lyric just tarnishes the song...


We already covered Hearts cease and desist order in a prior post, but I didn't realize John Cougar Mellencamp was yet another

http://www.opednews.com/articles/A-Song ... 9-805.html

Yes, this is the ethical standard we need in the US right now, a real moral leader.

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Hello,

More disturbing news out of the NSA:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=95689436
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Cheney gave an Executive Order for the NSA to bypass the FISA court -- and spy on Americans.

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A quick summary of the pathetic state of American Ethics

http://www.factcheck.org/elections-2008 ... _2008.html

A fish rots from the head down.

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Just what the hell motivates people?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27350530/

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Well clearly this woman is not a liberal media person so she must be objective and fair minded, right?

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/entert ... ara-w.html

Now normally it's fun to watch the politician make an arse out of themselves, but here well, this is a classic. I mean really, when you give a tax cut to the wealthy you're helping Americans, and when you give one to the middle class you're spreading the wealth/being a socialist? WTF?

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Hiya,

Ted Stevens has been convicted on all 7 counts, of lying about receiving aver $250,000 is gifts.

Oops.

He could be sentenced up to 5 years for each felony count -- but giving a 35 year sentence to an 84 year old, 7 term Senator is probably not going to happen.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=96189065

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He is the senior Republican in the Senate, and he brought home more pork per person than anyone else -- including the "bridge to nowhere"; which Sarah Palin was for, before she was against it -- and the state kept the money...

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That's a start...

But the french got it right.

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But even there I'm sure CEO's buy their way out of it, just like here. :?

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NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hiya,

Ted Stevens has been convicted on all 7 counts, of lying about receiving aver $250,000 is gifts.

Oops.


Oh Neil did you catch Colbert today? He started with Stevens and the headline read "Baked Alaskan." That whole story was hysterical.

Then he covered all the people who have been calling Obama a socialist by inviting on the show the actual candidate for socialist party (that probably should be capitalized but too bad). I mean the guy must know what he's in for as Colbert greets him, "Let me say I hate everything you stand for and welcome to the show." Then this guy tries to make his point about socialism in between numerous Colbert jabs, even he's laughing. He finally says what's going on is called "Red baiting." He explains the financial bailout and how eventually the government will get back the money it's loaning out, but then I think "Like the way we have been repaid by France after WWII??" I had to stick at least one little jab in there.

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Read and learn Bush's last ditch effort to a total dirt bag. Nothing matters except corporations.

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Actually, France paid back 20% of the total aid given by the USA. The rest was a donation by the American government. So technically, we're even :wink:
(Sorry, just me beeing french)

And I LOVE Colbert. He's so out of it and smart at the same time !!! I watch him almost every night :)

As far as corruption is concerned, I'd say that until the people start doing something about it (first step is to vote), nothing will ever change. Normal people like me (us?)are just way out of the system these people are in. IMO, we have NO idea how widespread it really is... saddly...


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See, they don't even teach that much in American history classes.

Can't trust anybody.

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Hiya,

Well, I got to watch the Colbert Report online -- I don't have cable, or satellite, or FiOS -- just broadcast TV... Funny, very funny.

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100% Ethics-free from the very start to the very end.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032553/

Click on "Another Suspicious Bush Resignation."

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 Post subject: Is Fox News Abandoning the Mob It Created?
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Watching Them Squirm: Is Fox News Abandoning the Mob It Created?

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 Post subject: Blackwater...ooo boy...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 7:59 pm 
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A federal grand jury in North Carolina is investigating allegations the controversial private security firm Blackwater illegally shipped assault weapons and silencers to Iraq, hidden in large sacks of dog food, ABCNews.com has learned.

Under State Department rules, Blackwater is prohibited from using certain assault weapons and silencers in Iraq because they are considered "offensive" weapons inappropriate for Blackwater's role as a private security firm protecting US diplomatic missions.

"The only reason you need a silencer is if you want to assassinate someone," said former CIA intelligence officer John Kiriakou, an ABC News consultant.


http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=6254508&page=1

They also have 6 employees under investigation for possible manslaughter -- they shot at least 17 Iraqi civilians "in self-defense".

And we, the US taxpayers are paying Blackwater a lot of money: 250 million a year for 5 years for just one contract in Iraq.

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Well, sorry to disappoint all you people who believe I am partisan. No sorry I just want to part with all unethical scum bags, ie put them in a damn jail cell.

Why the hell is Blagojevich not under arrest yet?

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A quote from Dick Cheney in:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28338533/

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Biden has not asked for any advice about being vice president. Biden has called Cheney "the most dangerous vice president we've had probably in American history." Cheney strongly disagreed with the assertion and said he doesn't think Obama will give Biden as consequential a role as Cheney has had under Bush.

Does that mean the US won't sell Halliburton almost another trillion dollars over the next 7 years? Well won't that be a horrible shame. Like, I'm all busted up that won't happen again.

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did not regret using an obscenity beginning with "f" in an exchange with Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., on the Senate floor in June 2004. "I thought he merited it at the time," Cheney said with a chuckle in the interview. "And we've since, I think, patched over that wound and we're civil to one another now."

Yeah well there are millions of US patriotic citizens who would like to see you charged and jailed as well. They aren't chuckling either, but we're all sure that situation will never be patched up.

We can only hope you're dumb enough to set foot off of US soil next year.

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I think Joe Average is about to become the biggest patsy even in the history of this nation.

I'm feeling kinda ill.

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 Post subject: Re: Is Fox News Abandoning the Mob It Created?
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Well if you don't like Faux News you can always read Newsweak. What a pathetic rag that thing has become, or was it always like that?

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One of Cheney's first acts as vice president was to convene an energy policy task force, inviting energy company lobbyists to suggest a package of tax breaks and other incentives for their companies.

From: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... d=rss.news

Yeah lobbyists sure help the country don't they?

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Hello,

This is another low point for the Justice Department:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=99307148

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Number of people in jail? Zero

Number of people arrested? Zero

And the ridiculous irony in the above article is S&P and Moody's downgrading Greek and Spanish bonds, the same companies that told everyone those garbage mortgage backed securities were safe in the first place. What's wrong with this picture?

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Yeah lobbyists sure help the country don't they?


Please help save our country.
Shoot a lobbyist,

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I wanted to make that a saying a bumper sticker on my car, but I figured I would get arrested.

As a teenager I wanted one that said - Save a country, shoot a drug dealer.

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Ah yes, living it up on YOUR TAX DOLLARS. HAHA!

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28999671/

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