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Phil Angelides Discusses America's Dual Justice System: One For Wall Street And One For Everyone Else

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Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:01 | 1171074 zerozulu
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Can we say,"this has become a country of no morals."

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 02:46 | 1171576 the mad hatter
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It's all about controlling the money supply.

Bankers have an unchecked power. They are above the law because they buy the people that make the laws.

"Financial institutions are more powerful than standing armies..."

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 04:25 | 1171621 TheFourthStooge-ing
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FASB = Fuck America, Serve Bankers

 

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 09:56 | 1172149 Thomas
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Angelides is wrong: I want hangman justice.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:00 | 1171078 AldousHuxley
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Wall St. was supposed to steal from rich dumbos in foreign countries. They got so greedy that that wasn't enough. They needed to eat their own kind.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:30 | 1171171 rocker
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When they put at least two of these guys in Jail, Lloyd Blankfein, Hank Paulson or Neel Kashkari, I'll buy my first financial stock.

Until then, Fuck all the Banksters. 

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 23:32 | 1171329 DeadFred
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Lowes and Home Depot don't sell the good kind of pitchforks.  Have to look in a good farm supply store.

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 00:26 | 1171412 Bananamerican
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"We need to do a better job of recruiting people of "talent" (hmm, there's that word again..) into the public sector, paying them, making sure we have regulators who can frankly "match up" with Wall Street."

SUCCESS!!!

in fascist oligarchy, target investigates YOU

 

 

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 01:42 | 1171519 AldousHuxley
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That is the new American Dream....become a Wall St. regulator with the government, get lifetime pension and healthcare, then retire to a Wall St. consulting/lobbyst gig.

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 07:30 | 1171721 lynnybee
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correct on the cheap pitchfork comment from LOWES or HOME DEPOT.    I have a really good pitchfork from 1910 ..... my dear departed grandma jo's pitchfork, the good sturdy kind that has hand-forged iron tongs, nice & rusty for inflicting major damage.    

never forget what my grandma jo said (born in 1915, god rest her soul) :    Do not trust the government & never go into the stock market .

 

 

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 01:08 | 1171484 laughing_swordfish
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Put them in Jail...AFTER we guillotine Bernanke, Geithner and Summers.

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 06:11 | 1171657 Moe Howard
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I don't think we are 'their own kind'.

Eating us, for them, is not cannibalism.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:05 | 1171087 Mae Kadoodie
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George Taylor: Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it.
[screaming]
George Taylor: You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:06 | 1171090 penisouraus erecti
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Does anyone else find themselves increasingly muttering 'WTF' to themselves these days?

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:09 | 1171103 cswjr
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More and more every f'ing day.  WTF seems to follow the power law.  Not just that, but highly skewed WTF-ness, sort of like the VIX.  Someday it'll probably stop, but the problem with self-organized-criticality is that shifts are inherently unpredictable.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:18 | 1171137 Amish Hacker
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Oh, that WTF. I thought you meant Win the Future.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:20 | 1171143 Selah
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Win The Future!

 

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:49 | 1171232 smithcreek
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Bi-Winning The Future!

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:56 | 1171249 Cleanclog
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+ 1000.  Wonder if they thought about that when they came up with this version of Win the Future.  I was distracted by the Charlie Sheenness of "Winning", but WTF is even more awesome.  What a terrible tag line.  Change you can believe in and Hope and especially the Audacity of  were so much better. Not looking good for 2012.  Wonder if the Dems will change horses?

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:59 | 1171258 Hansel
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Watch my new cartoon!

Hoax and Chains

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:05 | 1171093 plata pura
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End corporate personhood.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 23:10 | 1171195 Oh regional Indian
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Perhaps if most people became persons, instead of sheep, corporate personhood could not exist. If there is to be change, it has to be at the individual level. Any mass over-throw, revolution etc., just concentrates power in the hands of a new group of power-hungry/mad people.

Watching TV, drinking copious amounts of alcohol, eating copious amounts of cheap meat and going to work everyday destroys real person-hood.

But it's difficult to reverse habitual courses. All talk till we take individual action.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/04/11/wisdom-for-warriors-8/

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 08:10 | 1171791 gordengeko
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It's an installed ideology that is rotten at it's core.  And it's taken over most of humankind.  It wasn't always that way, we have been subverted and can only win this battle (which is really the battle for the rights to own your soul) by awakening within and installing a new ideology that benefits mankind instead of destroying it allowing the criminals to roam free and rule.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:10 | 1171101 Corn1945
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By the time these "well armed" people wake the fuck up it will be too late to do anything.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:09 | 1171104 6_7_42
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"We don't want hang man justice."

Bullshit, I wan't Wall St lynching!

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:30 | 1171175 rocker
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+10

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 23:29 | 1171325 obelisks
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I will pay your fine !!!

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 03:33 | 1171600 chindit13
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Remind me again why we don't want hang man's justice...it seems to have slip-(knot)-ed my mind.

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 09:42 | 1172090 monoloco
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Firing squad justice, line them up, charge their families for the bullets!

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:12 | 1171115 jeffgroove102
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Make politicians wear flame retardant suits like the nascar guys that discloses their corporate handlers.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:49 | 1171222 Two Face
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I don't think that there would be enough surface area on those jump suits in order to allow for full disclosure ... even if you were to use 6 point font.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:14 | 1171122 AldousHuxley
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Someone asked "Why Isn't Wall St. in jail?"

We should ask "Why are they still alive?"

How many real guillotines do we have in NYC and DC anyway?

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:33 | 1171182 rocker
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+100

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 01:08 | 1171488 laughing_swordfish
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+ 100

Bring on the 18th of Brumaire...Guillotines and Tricoteuses...

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 08:00 | 1171752 falak pema
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18th Brumaire is post guillotine...never mind...good try! Germinal l'an 2 would be closer...

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:14 | 1171123 Demogorgon
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America is dead. Long live Amerika.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:15 | 1171126 gordengeko
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I asked for meat and meat there is, awesome.  This is a full scale battle and we need help from media that ain't corporate owned.  We need to subvert them from within, their ties run deep.  Can't win this with chaos and protests.  You have to wonder now if people like Phil who graduated at Hardvard (Red Shield funded Ideals) suddenly had a moment of epiphany or are part of the plan of slowly releasing bits of info to stir up the pot and try to instill chaos and upheaval to then usher in NWO and police controlling nannies.  Personally I'm not buying it, they want us to revolt and go crazy.  Have to be smarter than that.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 23:11 | 1171287 gordengeko
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Not to keep pounding this "ideal" but red shield-british empire-eugenics-keynesian economics-ivy league-business-politcs-banking=own and run everything. Kennedy bros were our last attempt at subversion from within, guess how they ended up? At least we were close

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 23:31 | 1171328 tip e. canoe
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been thinking the same since the beginning:  "revolution" (as we have come to know & love it) is a mousetrap with a big juicy slice of golden cheese on the trigger.

ask the youth in Egypt how that revolution is going.  oh wait, the savior Ghonim is having a meeting with the IMF.   oh wait, they're detaining the evil Moobaraks for 10 days in their seaside resort.

same as it ever was...on to the next one...time to take WTF to an entirely different level.

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 06:16 | 1171661 Moe Howard
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Yes, he is one of them. He is one of those who were paid to 'look the other way'. Now he is crying that the funding for those who 'look the other way' and allow this banksterism to continue, [in fact are part of it] may be cut. Since they did not put a single bankster in jail, why do we have them?

I think he is what is called a Judas Goat, leading the gullible out in the open to be monitored or worse.

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 06:57 | 1171682 gordengeko
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That's absolutely right, this is a giant chess game.  Which is why you see a reoccuring theme in murals and such with chessboard tiles.  They own the board and control the pieces, each move on their part is a strategic one.  Need to be smarter and out think them...But don't forget someone created the game which includes the pieces.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:21 | 1171147 Big Corked Boots
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If you steal $100, and get penalized $10, you don't have justice. You have a partner.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:42 | 1171210 AldousHuxley
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When you steal $100, it is more like $160 pre tax income. Plus you qualify for welfare bennies as if you had no money.

 

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 01:26 | 1171504 Ransom
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+11

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:29 | 1171149 Rick64
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 Funny I just read this today about Angelides. They are really going all out on the illusion of cracking down on Wallstreet to get Obama re-elected campaign. 

  In a January 2010 memo, Brad Bondi and Martin Biegelman, two assistant directors of the commission, outlined their recommendations for investigative targets and hearings, according to Tom Krebs, another assistant director of the commission. Countrywide and Mr. Mozilo were specifically named; the memo noted that subprime mortgage executives like Mr. Mozilo received hundreds of millions of dollars in compensation even though their companies collapsed.

However, the two soon received a startling message: Countrywide was off limits. In a staff meeting, deputies to Phil Angelides, the commission’s chairman, said he had told them Countrywide should not be a target or featured at any hearing, said Mr. Krebs, who said he was briefed on that meeting by Mr. Bondi and Mr. Biegelman shortly after it occurred. His account has been confirmed by two other people with direct knowledge of the situation.

Mr. Angelides denied that he had said Countrywide or Mr. Mozilo were off limits. Chris Seefer, the F.C.I.C. official responsible for the Countrywide investigation, also said Countrywide had not been given a pass. Mr. Angelides said a full investigation was done on the company, including 40 interviews, and that a hearing was planned for the fall of 2010 to feature Mr. Mozilo. It was canceled because Republican members of the commission did not want any more hearings, he said.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 23:42 | 1171344 tip e. canoe
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"They are really going all out on the illusion of cracking down on Wallstreet to get Obama re-elected campaign."

it's so obvious it's not even funny.  tell Uncle O that the only way i'd vote for him is if I can pass Princess Dimon naked in a steel cage getting his butt massaged by a Chelsea boy on the way to the voting booth.

that or he does his black Godfather routine to legalize hemp before the election.  otherwise, color me Bartleby.

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 01:18 | 1171493 fajensen
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Obummah does not need your vote, he's got Diebolds!

Fri, 04/15/2011 - 00:19 | 1171406 RockyRacoon
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You got junked because you used the word "Republican" without a glowing comment and bowing before the political altar.   That's a no-no around here.   Let's see how many of the lemmings junk me for stating that truism.

Thu, 04/14/2011 - 22:24 | 1171157 King_of_simpletons
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No surprises here. Has been for ages. May be 2012 age of aquarius vibes is bringing more sense into people.

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