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Assistant Attorney General Breuer Gets DOJ Boot In "Untouchables" Aftermath

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Earlier today, we reported that "Assistant Attorney General Admits On TV That In The US Justice Does Not Apply To The Banks" when we commented on last night's PBS special "The Untouchables." Explicitly, we said that it was "Lenny Breuer who made it very clear that when it comes to the concept of justice the banks are and always have been "more equal" than others. He does so in such shocking clarity and enthusiasm that it is a miracle that this person is still employed by the US Department of Justice." As of minutes ago that is no longer the case as his employment contract has been torn up. The WaPo reports, that Lanny A. Breuer is leaving the Justice Department "after leading the agency’s efforts to clamp down on public corruption and financial fraud at the nation’s largest banks, according to several people familiar with the matter....It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave, nor what he plans to do once he departs, but it is certain that the prosecutor’s days in office are winding down, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter."

From WaPo:

Breuer is widely credited with aggressively going after white-collar crime in the aftermath of the crisis. He also stepped up the division’s involvement in money laundering cases, launching a series of criminal investigations that have resulted in multimillion-dollar settlements.

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Critics have also decried Breuer’s routine use of deferred prosecution, which gives the agency the right to go after a company in the future if it fails to comply with the terms of the agreement. They say the use of such tactics amounts to a slap on the wrists of companies that have engaged in egregious behavior. Breuer, however, has argued that the agreements result in greater accountability for corporate wrongdoing.

Or none, as the case may be.

Brauer is not only known for being the bankers' lackey: his fingerprints are also all over Fast and Furious:

During Senate hearings in 2011, Breuer admitted that he failed to alert other Justice Department officials that federal agents had allowed guns to illegally flow into Mexico and onto U.S. streets between 2006 and 2007. The practice, known as “gun walking,” was also a key part of the Obama administration’s Phoenix gun trafficking operation, Fast and Furious.

 

The operation came under fire when many of the weapons later turned up at crime scenes in Mexico and the United States, including two where a U.S. Border Patrol agent was killed.

 

Several officials at the Justice Department resigned in connection with the operation, including Jason Weinstein, a deputy assistant attorney general in the criminal division. Breuer later apologized for his inaction, when the tactics first came to his attention. Sen. Charles E. Grassely (R-Iowa) called for his resignation, but Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. stood behind Breuer.As one of the longest-serving heads of the criminal division, Breuer’s tenure has been filled with controversy and high-profile prosecutions. He was admonished for his role in the agency’s botched attempt to infiltrate weapon-smuggling rings in the operation dubbed Fast and Furious. And he has been accused of being soft on Wall Street for failing to throw senior bank executives behind bars for their role in the financial crisis.

Either way, Brauer is gone.

And ironically it is his departure which confirms that everything that could be wrong at the US department of INjustice, is wrong.

Because, with all due respect to this banker muppet, he is merely the tiniest cog in a broken down judicial system, which works (and we obviously use the term loosely) in conjunction with the legislative and executive branches, as well as that implied fourth branch - the Federal Reserve - to further just one thing: the interests of the bankster overclass, who ever since the financial crisis have benefited to the tune of some $5 trillion, or the full amount of incurred debt that future generations of Americans will be responsible for, and yet which benefit primarily the financial oligarch right here and right now.

Fixing the unprecedented level of corruption that has gripped America will not be done with the voluntary retirement of one person who should have done more, but kept his mouth shut (for whatever selfish reasons). The system, sadly, is so rotten to the core, that only a grand reset of every social and political institution will help.

Luckily, we have the Fed for that, which courtesy of its lunatic actions is bringing this once great country every day closer to the abyss.

The good news: there is no turning back now - the entire financial system is now on crash course at a pace of $85 billion per month and accelerating.

The bad news: it will take a while before the final tide subsides for one final time as the status quo will certainly not go without a fight. A very big, and very lethal fight.

 


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Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:36 | Link to Comment waterhorse
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The Place Holder fired him?  Bahahahaha.  So much for cronyhood with a fellow Covington & Burling alumni.  Now that Breuer is a DC "outsider" maybe he will turn on the white collar criminals he was protecting.  One can only hope...but really, what would come of it anyway?  Lots of damage control going on in Bag Holder's office.  LOL.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:41 | Link to Comment max2205
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Going to GS I hear

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:24 | Link to Comment waterwitch
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I heard Iceland.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I wonder if he has a fall and hits his head in the shower over the next few days/weeks?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:47 | Link to Comment AgAu_man
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On the offchance that Lenny got 'yanked' for being too damn truthful for their "image":  Thanks for the unmasking.  Way To Go, Lenny! 

Thanks, and I mean than most sincerely.  Have a cigar!  And BTW, which one's Pink?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment chet
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Surely it will all be better now!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:46 | Link to Comment unwashedmass
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good. can we talk about gary gennslear's "effectiveness" now? 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:46 | Link to Comment waterhorse
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Gollum Gensler?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:45 | Link to Comment waterhorse
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I have the most delicious feeling of schadenfreude.  Now if only Holder would be next in line to go and the disgusting Timmy would be caught in some type of sordid sex scandal...

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:47 | Link to Comment Blues Traveler
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one down many to go

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:47 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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I remember when Capone was too big to fail.  Oh yeah.  That was never.  Too bad for Capone this guy wasn't running the show back then.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment Aurora Ex Machina
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Remember: ZH is bullshit, and no-one important ever reads it.

 

 

 

*cough*

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:29 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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Aurora,

No one important will admit to read it. Big difference.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:00 | Link to Comment Aurora Ex Machina
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Ahh, thanks, was waiting for that :)

 

Spot on, and I shall self-junk!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:52 | Link to Comment falak pema
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there is a price attached to be being frank and open about govt policy : you get the boot!

You gotta be smarter than that! Be Machiavellian, never admit the truth always beat round the bush. 

Lance should have learnt that but in his case did he have a choice. I guess for him it was jail for perjury or a confession in front of Oprah! That's a dud choice. 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:36 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Pick me! I'm willing to stand up for all of you <  Tall Hat no cattle<  Short horns

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:53 | Link to Comment fuu
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Green shoots!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment blu
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Why would he even say such a thing as "the banks are above the law"?

Who benefits?

Folks, time to start paying attention. This one has a weird feel to it, as if there are now 2 camps in the DoJ and they are going at it gangster-style. I don't know exactly what that means as a practical matter, but it could mean their shit is coming unwired over there.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:58 | Link to Comment Falconsixone
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He doesn't have blue eyes

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment jeff314
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when you let Jew watching Jew bankers.......

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 19:58 | Link to Comment q99x2
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How long before that turdhead beside him gets locked up. I'm tired of waiting.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:00 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Never give up. NEVER

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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Good job PBS and ZeroHedge.

When does Holder go, and when do we get someone to actually employ Justice?  (as in the name of the Department -as in JON CORZINE).

HMMMM?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment El Hosel
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Easy there fella, thats the "Honorable" John Corzine... Those farmers and Ranchers he stole from should be allowed to issue the justice, the hard way, one pitchfork at a time.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:50 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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I can't believe one of them hasn't plugged that asshole yet.

If one of them does I'll pop a bottle of champagne to celebrate.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:57 | Link to Comment Bob
Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:18 | Link to Comment Stud Duck
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Bill Black would be a good replacement for Holder, doubt that will  happen!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:12 | Link to Comment Yes We Can. But...
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Wow.  Bill Black most definitely HAS been on this for a while now.  I much admire William K. Black.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:04 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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Did Breuer watch Armstrong's interview.  Both are stupid fukks. You better have some "goods" on higher ups. Otherwise you'll be thrown under the bus.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:03 | Link to Comment moroots
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There's no justice there's JUST US

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4o8TeqKhgY

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:08 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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Already have this posted on FaceFuck with a dead pool going as to how they are going to corzine this guy.  Suicide?  Car accident?  Fell off a balcony? Mysterious incurable illness?  I suggest all of you with a FaceFuck account do the same and see who "defriends" you just so you know.

Any one else's page just flicker a bit or is it just FaceFuck trying to read what I write on another blog?  I already wrote a discriptive story on FF about my latest boating accident.  Fuck Sakes.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:09 | Link to Comment RingToneDeaf
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Heads in a basket real soon.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment Falconsixone
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you really think so?

 

I think he had the most reptoid/jew blood in the room and said "I'm leaving"ssss

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:14 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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And let that be a lesson to every other high level government employee who is thinking about telling what they know. That's the message (threat) I get from this incident.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:16 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  financial fraud at the nation’s largest banks, according to several people familiar with the matter....It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave, nor what he plans to do once he departs, but it is certain that the prosecutor’s days in office are winding down, according to people who were not authorized to speak publicly about the matter."

names please?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:20 | Link to Comment b_thunder
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so, where will this fucker show up:  HSBC?  JPMadoff? ShitiBank?

or perhaps he's heading back to his old law firm to represent the other side and keep the seet warm for his buddy Holder?

 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment Eally Ucked
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Ha,Ha, you guys want them to prosecute all those banks? GDP would drop at least 10% and even S&P will have to downgrade US. What a joke!!!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:31 | Link to Comment rguptatx
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"The bad news: it will take a while before the final tide subsides for one final time as the status quo will certainly not go without a fight. A very big, and very lethal fight"

Haha - TPOTUS already announced that when the TPOTUS was nominated, that now "the oceans can  begin to recede" - so the tide will subside PDQ. Now go along, nothing to see here, move along!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:29 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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At least the S&L crisis sent a few to jail.

Those days are over.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:36 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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End times of Rome.

Are the Chinese the barbarians at the gate, or the Muslims?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:59 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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Neither. It's the welfare-warfare-fiat loving government shills aka Democrats and Republicans.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:33 | Link to Comment tony bonn
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"...Either way, Brauer is gone..."

i'll believe it when i see it.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:36 | Link to Comment Falconsixone
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ZH should call for every Tribal Chief, Sheriff, US Marshal, Deputy, EPA agent and Fire Chief file actions to stop chemtrailing before the last of the sui-sui-sued money runs out the pigs ass. 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:35 | Link to Comment gwar5
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If you to see a fish flop on wet sand ask why the surf has suddenly receeded more than usual.

 

 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:46 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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That fucking puke should get tried for treason. Instead he will get a cush deal with one of the dirty firms he refused to prosecute. Sick.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 20:47 | Link to Comment JR
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We can only assume that Lanny B. has made his points properly and will be moving on to even greater things aboard the insider gravy train - taking his files and hundreds of critical government contacts with him to use in the lucrative private position he’s sure to occupy.

When the government steals your property and/or your rights they send out their hand-it-over representatives to make the cases. And the big rewards follow.

As Tyler Durden pointed out yesterday, even “former French president Nicolas Sarakozy plans to start a £1 billion private equity fund in London…next in line to evade Hollande's millionaire tax by crossing the Channel, and ‘redomiciling’ himself in London.”

Obama’s director of the Office of Management and Budget, Peter Orszag, is just one of the numerous cases in point. Taking his “access to sensitive information about Obama's future plans and about our economy and foreign policy,” he moved on to reap the harvest at Citi as Vice Chairman in its Global Banking business. 

As James Fallows mused then in The Atlantic Monthly, "Exactly how much it will pay is not clear, but informed guesses are several million dollars per year." 

It’s just a den of rich thieves.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:10 | Link to Comment HalinCA
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Is Peter on 'the list'? 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:20 | Link to Comment JR
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Yes.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:01 | Link to Comment MrX
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No Honour Amongst Thieves:

http://vimeo.com/channels/philiac/31304149

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:02 | Link to Comment Strawboss
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I have created an official Tar and Feather thread on another forum and so far we have assembled the names of quite a few people that have earned a place on that list.

http://www.goldismoney2.com/showthread.php?42059-The-GIM2-Official-Tar-and-Feather-List

I encourage any/all of you to visit and contribute the names of individuals that you deem worthy of inclusion on said list.  Of course Breuer has been included but I am certain that this crowd knows the names of many others that belong on that list.

They keep their lists - we will keep ours.

Strawboss

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:09 | Link to Comment HalinCA
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Too bad the list does not (yet?) have the details on where they live, what their families look like, and where their kids go to school ...

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:23 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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I checked your link Strawboss and saw at least one name that I recognized from back in the MW gold board warrior days.  I will sign up but I make no concessions at this time.  

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:07 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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How about the Dallas Fed monetarist Cock Fisher Sucker gets the hook next so he can quit trying to fool the red state ignoramuses that consist of the establishment GOP?  Ron Paul should do some target practice on Cock Fisher's skull in his retirement.  Yeah right, we need even MOAR regulations as much as we need the FED because that has worked so well for the first 100 years.  Fuck Sakes.  

Fuck You Friedman!

http://lewrockwell.com/north/north1253.html

 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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Normally I would not care, but a red vote= I love the FED in this case just so you know.  Monetarists are nothing more than a Keynesian with a fake mustache.  You can read some really dry economic drivel on your own without Tyler you know.  Are you going to tell me that we can balance the federal budget next if we just cut this or that spending? 

Don't take my word for it, read Friedman's work for yourself and not just the establishment bromides.

Murray Rothbard had this to say:

"In 1971, Austrian School libertarian economist Murray Rothbard criticized Friedman's efforts to make the government more efficient as detrimental to individual liberty, concluding "...as we examine Milton Friedman’s credentials to be the leader of free-market economics, we arrive at the chilling conclusion that it is difficult to consider him a free-market economist at all."

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:56 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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"[...] it is difficult to consider him a free-market economist at all." Because he wasn't. At all. Amen.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:09 | Link to Comment Gamma735
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When the stench gets to heaven, I pray to God to bring it all down.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:39 | Link to Comment Dieselclam
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The 37 count indictment he handed down to me on Sept 24, 2001 starts with:
1) "You have hidden criminals that should have been prosecuted under the laws of your land in government positions. No justice."

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:13 | Link to Comment roadlust
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This could tank the market worse than AAPL's dud earnings tomorrow.  (If people on Wall St. actually have to worry about going to jail.)

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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Oh well, I guess that Ben and his pack of smirking hyenas will just have to buy twice as much ES futures tomorrow to prop up the Equity market.

Hey its only fiat....and as Hillary says "What difference does it make ?". Y'know a platinum coin, a Fed outright purchase of ES futures with fiat...."what difference does it make? Keep this show rolling!"

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:27 | Link to Comment slackrabbit
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Ben is printing $1,904,121.87 per minute or over $31,000 per second.
Does he have to resign too, for currency fraud?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:28 | Link to Comment loveyajimbo
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Has there ever been a more target rich environment for prosecutions?  And they have done ZERO???  Even the moronic ass-licking Dems should have trouble bearing the stench of THIS flagrant corruption... but I guess the Benghazi "love-in" they held today sort of puts our new Government in perspective... the end (hopefully) is near... now we NEED a masive crash and collapse to have any chance of sorting out this treasonous bunch...

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:28 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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The Jew just could not help himself !!!!......But Obama knows revenge is best served cold

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:38 | Link to Comment Radical Marijuana
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Nothing else to look forward to, but this, or something even worse:

"lethal...grand reset of every social and political institution"

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:37 | Link to Comment Omen IV
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"after leading the agency’s efforts to clamp down on public corruption and financial fraud at the nation’s largest banks"

Breuer didnt "lead" he directed the limitations on enforcement - he is why there are no bankers in JAIL - back to Covington & Burling to work for the banks ...again to defend his creation....MERS

get rid of Holder as well!!!!!!

 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:53 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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Fails to mention that they advocate replacing it with a Marxist-Leninist "Dictatorship of the Proletariat".

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 00:30 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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This is a false flag.

Anonymous is controlled by the same people who control the chancellor.

It is the beginning of the reichstag fire.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 03:17 | Link to Comment TNTARG
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They run the whole show including their foundations for "environment", "against torture", all those which name includes the word "freedom"; agencies of any kind. They took off the meaning of terms as liberty, freedom, human rights.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment lindaamick
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Lesson to all these crooks in Wall Street and the DOJ and FBI etc etc.

YOU ARE NOT IMMUNE.  WHEN YOU NO LONGER SERVE A USEFUL PURPOSE YOU WILL BE DISPOSED OF.

THEREFORE:  You are better off being an HONORABLE person with integrity.  At least you will have your dignity as a human being.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 21:51 | Link to Comment smiler03
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Gotta love Americans, leaders of the free world.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:07 | Link to Comment knowless
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"use of deferred prosecution"

 

present your wrist young man.

 *brandishes 1/8 inch switch*

 

thswat,. thSWAT..

 

now go think about what you've done..

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:10 | Link to Comment Hayabusa
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Just goes to show that even "untouchables" can get themselves canned if their arrogance gets the
best of them... on film. Breuer learned a valuable lesson... you can bend the sheeple over all you
like and go to town on them, just don't alert them to the reality of what's happening to them and
upset your constituency by drawing attention to their covert/illegal operations. It's astonishing how obtuse
some smart people can be sometimes isn't it? My guess is Breuer will attempt some sort of damage
control (if he's allowed to... which prob won't happen because it will illuminate dark places the banksters
prefer not be illuminated). I'm sure he'll do ok though... screwing him too hard could result in some
blowback via a frontline interview, etc., at which time Breuer could be even more honest to get
even. What banker wants that?

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:27 | Link to Comment MyBrothersKeeper
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The banksters and government are really the same.  They both steal money from the public for their own purpose and don't apologize about it one bit.  A former Goldman exec has a 2Big2Fail license plate.  In a smaller but no less transparent way many Democrats in and out of public office have taken the same stance:  we won so that means we get to do whatever we want...so screw you.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 03:25 | Link to Comment TheMerryPrankster
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You still don't get it. The BANKERS are the GOVERNMENT. They make the laws, they collect your taxes, they take your property, they destroy you should you challenge them.

Goldman Sachs has more employees in government than in wall Street, and they're a small bank, Jamie Dimon used to "sleep" with Obama's dog in the Lincoln bedroom and make Barrack watch it on the big screen in the oval office.

That blackeye wasn't from basketball. That shiner was a kiss to seal the deal when barrack met his new owners.

Kinda like George and the pretzel incident.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:11 | Link to Comment haskelslocal
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What? So the next puppet can step in and give us a 5 year spit shine?

What a FUCKING Hoax.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:13 | Link to Comment Overfed
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Just a symbolic head on a platter. His orders came from much higher up the food chain, and this will work out to be a promotion for him in the long run. There will be no justice, unless some citizen takes matters into his own hands. Not that I'm suggesting as much.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:15 | Link to Comment Remington IV
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maybe he can help me with a parking ticket ???

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:38 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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A very big, and very lethal fight.

 

Damn.  If only we had reason to think otherwise.  If only there was no long history of that barbarous relic: War for Profit.

Nope, Breuer will go spend "more time with family" and the Merry Band of Banksters will carry on free range and free from legal indictment of the greatest heist in histoy along with their friends that peddle GMOs to farmers, WMD to dictators, and SSRI's to healthy children.



Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:44 | Link to Comment phoolish
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Being Corrupt ... That's OK

 

Mentioning to Others You Are Corrupt ... Not OK

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:43 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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As head of the Criminal Division, Mr. Breuer oversees nearly 600 attorneys who prosecute federal criminal cases across the country and help develop the criminal law.

 

Lanny A. Breuer was unanimously confirmed as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division on April 20, 2009.

 

Lanny A. Breuer was unanimously fired as Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division on January 23, 2013.

 

http://www.justice.gov/criminal/about/aag.html

 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:49 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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"The system, sadly, is so rotten to the core, that only a grand reset of every social and political institution will help."


Well if that's not the most severe understatement of the day. 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:50 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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The truth will set you free!

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:54 | Link to Comment Joe_in_Indiana
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Can we get a DOJ lawyer to indict him for malfeasance/misfeasance?

Just wishing and hoping. 

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 22:57 | Link to Comment Yes We Can. But...
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Obama pledges most transparent admin in history...then, when an interview makes his admin look bad, his admin characterizes the interview as a 'hit job'.  Obama, in addition to being a feckless, sophomoric, incompetent boob, is just a bit thin skinned.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:09 | Link to Comment IamtheREALmario
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September 2015 ... Harbinger ... judgement.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:44 | Link to Comment doMiKY
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not prosecuting fraud is part of the fraud...expecting an obama "i am not a crook" speech in the future...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 03:16 | Link to Comment TheMerryPrankster
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"I'M not giving back the dog, and I'm not giving back the cash."  Nixon/Obama  aka Nobama.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 23:49 | Link to Comment Cosimo de Medici
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Come on William Banzai, I know it's patently obvious and undoubtedly unoriginal, but:

Lady Justice, blindfold lifted, winking with one eye, as Jamie, Lloyd, Jon, etc. load cash-filled envelopes on to one side on her scale.  Obama standing to the side, shit-eating grin, with a box in front of him that says "Campaign Coffer", overflowing with banker cash.

Then do it in silkscreen, make posters and t-shirts, even 16oz Big Gulps.  Sometimes public embarrassment is the best revenge a prole can have.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 00:00 | Link to Comment Intoxicologist
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I heard that Lanny Breuer was going to re-emerge as Lenny Brauer in the public sphere, but it looks like Tyler thwarted that as well.

Maybe he'll be ultimately known as "Liquid Lanny" once they dredge him out the Potomac.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 00:21 | Link to Comment lakecity55
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Just like Germany when Dr Schaact was thrown out of the national socialist bank for a banker palatable to the party.

If memory is correct, he was dismissed by Hitler personally, as he was not as accommodating to regulations pertaining to funds and payments wanted by the party, or being willing to allow the chancellor to take whatever funds he wanted.

Expect someone even more corrupt (if possible) in the coming purge. Now that Hitler has seized almost absolute power, anyone not signing a private oath of loyalty to the chancellor will soon be purged, like the recent flag officers.

If anyone is interested in how this works out, it is already documented by numerous historians. Only the names change; and the swastika has been replaced by the cheezy 0 symbol.

We may expect to see special Party Courts established after the Event, whatever it is, that allows all those brand new EOs to be actuated.

It appears we are going into a hybrid fascist/communist state model. Events will continue to escalate until the chancelor is 'forced' to disarm everyone for their own 'safety.'  I think after that you start having to register as different ethnic and racial groups. Maybe the chancellor will bring back the star for Jews.

It would seem the demonic entity which left Hitler after he offed himself has now found a new human to possess.

 

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 00:25 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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"Deferred prosecution" is worse than the plea bargain racket. You generally have some idea of where you stand when faced with a plea bargain (the current state of the case, investigation, evidence, etc) and if you turn it down, you go to trial.

 

With "deferred prosecution", the prosecutor can jack you up and blackmail you before the investigation or proceedings even start.

 

What do you call 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 00:36 | Link to Comment chump666
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North Korea getting mental again

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2013/01/2013122204110831833.html

China's proxy to antagonize Japan.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:22 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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in suits and ties still raising their hands

bet they think they're so cool

just like english schoolkids

so 

so you think you could tell

heaven from hell

?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 00:51 | Link to Comment Hook Line and S...
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Fortunate for him he didn't have any whore, madam, or concubine in his life.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:02 | Link to Comment jplotinus
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And bankstas will be prosecuted now?
Or, do we have to do this ourselves?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 07:55 | Link to Comment Mr. Hudson
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Let's start a fund to buy an authentic guillotine, and have zerohedge show a photo of it at the top of the web page..

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:13 | Link to Comment The Heart
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"And ironically it is his departure which confirms that everything that could be wrong at the US department of INjustice, is wrong.

Because, with all due respect to this banker muppet, he is merely the tiniest cog in a broken down judicial system, which works (and we obviously use the term loosely) in conjunction with the legislative and executive branches, as well as that implied fourth branch - the Federal Reserve - to further just one thing: the interests of the bankster overclass, who ever since the financial crisis have benefited to the tune of some $5 trillion, or the full amount of incurred debt that future generations of Americans will be responsible for, and yet which benefit primarily the financial oligarch right here and right now.

Fixing the unprecedented level of corruption that has gripped America will not be done with the voluntary retirement of one person who should have done more, but kept his mouth shut (for whatever selfish reasons). The system, sadly, is so rotten to the core, that only a grand reset of every social and political institution will help.

Luckily, we have the Fed for that, which courtesy of its lunatic actions is bringing this once great country every day closer to the abyss.

The good news: there is no turning back now - the entire financial system is now on crash course at a pace of $85 billion per month and accelerating.

The bad news: it will take a while before the final tide subsides for one final time as the status quo will certainly not go without a fight. A very big, and very lethal fight."

 

Bravo!

Had to be repeated because it is too simple and well put.

Some day in the distant future, they will ask, why did such a great country fall, and why were so many wasted in this purposely created chaos? Why couldn't they who were so powerful and smart not learn from the simple lessons of history? The Law of Cycles is to learn from, not to fall to.

The answer is here. The blatant loss of real justice, truth, reason, and the Rule of Law in a Land that was established on these very principles. Here we have a govt supported by just enough sheeple to make it look legit that goes all over the world for self-serving empire purposes pretending to be just and righteous under the Law. All puppets doing the bidding of the evil at the top of the pyridmid and EVERYBODY knows who that is.

What outrageous hypocrisy and total devil doings. The idiocy of standing up to the world and blatantly lying and deceiving like these clown puppets do, is insanity at it's peak performance level. As long as the minority that is portended as the majority continues to rule this black is white, two plus two equals twenty-seven, up is down, hail satan, and the sky is tangerine, then this country, as well as the world is doomed to fall to the wayside as many other empires and past civilizations have. When the matrix loses the basics of real law and truth, then it crumbles and falls shortly after. Greater forces at work.

Yeah, they the money changers profits now in the churches of blood and money, they think they are so special in their unholy underground rites and midnight dreams. This may last for some human souls a hundred years at very best. A drop in the bucket of one souls total life path.

It is what comes thereafter for the soul that should be warned of. We were taught to be cautious and we know we get karma according to our words, deeds, and actions. Be they good, then good comes later. Be they other than good, then one is justly rewarded. The suffering of the soul on its life path in the eternal place we come from and return to can be thousands of years, compared to the few spent in a human lifetime. One of the primary reasons of life is to grow the Soul we are. One of the great masters said, Lay up your Treasures in Heaven well. One of the last parts left in that history book that speaks to the afterlife. What we know is for one to declare themselves conscious and spiritual is actually the belief in the afterlife. Or, what spirituality means. Intelligence mandates we set up our future accordingly knowing, that we get what we give. These babylonians can twist and contort all kinds of mans laws into some sort of pseudo-authority appearance, but that is all they are, twisted and contorted mutant mans laws. What is in Stone are Laws like the Law of Cause and Effect. More or less esoterically expressed in the masters words.

The good news is, more and more folks like many here are ALL on the same page and the numbers of good neighbors and people showing the love is growing. There were days when few of us would declare the beast for what it is and suffered harsh condemnations. Twenty years later, the seeds of truth planted then have grown up and are now producing great fruits. Give thnaks.

It comes to this Heart that the right up and proper Way is to shine and be grateful for every peaceful day we have. Grateful for every small blessings that one has for life's comforts. Grateful for all of you that continue to shine and grow brighter and brighter and stronger and stronger in the Light. Yes, it has been a long strange trip and we are on the precipice of that trigger that sets into motion what ever may come from babylonia and the money changers. One of the life long questions has always been, will the beast bring down the house, or will it be some sort of act of nature? Truly, time tells all things and all things can change. The mass mind must make the changes instead of watching the changes make it.

 

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:15 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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hahahahaha

hahaha

haha

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Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:31 | Link to Comment Darth Mul
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Are any of the following quotes bullshit?

 

Deuteronomy: 7:8

“For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.”

Deuteronomy 7:1-2:

“When the Lord your God brings you into the land you are entering to possess and drives out before you many nations…then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them and show them no mercy.”

Babylonian Talmud:

- The primary Scripture of Judaism, not the Torah

Baba Kamma 37b:

The gentiles are outside the protection of the law and God has “exposed their money to Israel.”

Yebamoth 98a:

Non-Jewish Children are Sub-Human”.

Minor Tractates. Soferim 15, Rule 10.

This saying of Rabbi Simon:” Even the best of the gentiles should all be killed”.

Schulchan Aruch, Jore dea, 146:14

“Every Jew has the obligation to see that Christian  are burned down and wiped out. The faithful must be insulted and the clergy killed”

Kethuboth (3b):

“The seed of a Goi (Gentile) is worth the same as that of a beast.”

Midrasch Talpioth (fol. 225d):

“God created them in the form of men for the glory of Israel. But Akum (referring to Non-Jews) were created for the sole end of ministering unto them [the Jews day and night. Nor can they ever be relieved from this service. It is becoming to the son of a king [an Israelite] that  in their natural form, and in the form of human beings should minister unto him”.

(AKUM means Non-Jews see: “New Edition of the Babylonian Talmud: Tracts Baba Kama”; By Isaac Mayer Wise, page 127) Godfrey Taubenhaus)

The Babylonian Talmud, a collection of Rabbinic interpretation of the Law, is simply a collection of thousands of Rabbinical FATWAS.

Teachings of Pharisitic Rabbis:

Martin Luther: Founder of the Protestant Reformation

- In Von den Juden und Ihren Lugen”(1543)

“Does not their Talmud say, and do not their rabbis write, that it is no sin to kill if a Jew kills a heathen, but it is a sin if he kills a brother in Israel? It is no sin if he does not keep his oath to a heathen. Therefore, to steal and rob, as they do with their usury, from a heathen is a divine service. For they hold that they cannot be too hard on us nor sin against us, because they are of the noble blood and circumcised saints; we, however, are cursed goyim. And they are the masters of the world, and we are their servants, yea, their cattle…

“Should someone think that I am saying too much, I am not saying too much, but much too little. For I see in their writings how they curse us goyim and wish us all evil in their schools and their prayers.”

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef: Spiritual Leader of the Conservative  represented in Netanyahu’s Cabinet and the 

Here Rabbi Yosef reiterates the teaching from the Babylonian Talmud (above) that Gentiles were created for the sole purpose of serving the Jews.

“Goyim (Non-Jews) were born only to serve us. Without that, they have no place in the world….Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi (a wealthy landowner. Arabic)) and eat.”

“Why are gentiles needed? They will work, they will plow, they will reap. We will sit like an effendi and eat,” he said to some laughter.

Yosef, the spiritual leader of the Shas Party and the former chief Sephardi Rabbi of Israel, also said that the lives of non-Jews are protected in order to prevent financial loss to Jews.

“With gentiles, it will be like any person: They need to die, but God will give them longevity. Why? Imagine that one’s  would die, they’d lose their money. This is his servant. That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew,”

Jewish Telegraph Agency; October 18, 2010?

According to Rabbi Yosef, the lives of non-Jews in Israel are safeguarded by divinity, to prevent losses to Jews.

“This is his servant… That’s why he gets a long life, to work well for this Jew,” (Jerusalem Post, 10/16/2012)

Rabbi Yosef calling for the death of Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen; Palestinian President) and all Palestinians.

“Abu Mazen and all these evil people should perish from this world…. “God should strike them with a plague, them and these Palestinians.” (Haaretz, August 29, 2010)

In 2001, Rabbi Yosef gave a speech in which he called for Arabs’ annihilation–a massive Holocaust against 300 Million Arabs; men, women, and children.

“It is forbidden to be merciful to them. You must send missiles to them and annihilate them. They are evil and damnable. [...] The Lord shall return the Arabs’ deeds on their own heads, waste their seed and exterminate them, devastate them and vanish them from this world.”

- BBC, April 10, 2001; “Rabbi calls for annihilation of Arabs.”

Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburg:

“Gentile souls are of a completely different and inferior order. They are totally evil, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever….If every simple cell in a Jewish body entails divinity, is a part of God, then every strand of DNA is a part of God. Therefore, something is special about Jewish DNA…

- Chabad Lubavitch Rabbi Yitzhak Ginsburgh quoting the founder of the Chabad movement Shneur Zalman of Liadi – Jewish Week – April 26, 1996

Rabbi Ya’acov Penn:

“One Million Arabs are not worth a Jewish fingernail” (jNYT, Feb. 28, 1994)

Rebbi Mendel Schneerson:

Considered to be the “Messiah” by his followers in the Ultra Conservative movement, Chabad-Lubavitch.

“Let us differentiate between totally different species. The body of a Jewish person is of a totally different quality from the body of members of all other nations of the world. Bodies of the Gentiles are in vain. An even greater difference is in regard to the soul…A non-Jewish soul comes from three satanic spheres, while the Jewish soul stems from holiness…. It is written, “And the strangers shall guard and feed your flocks. (Isaiah 61:5). The entire creation [of a non-Jew] exists only for the sake of the Jews:”

Rabbi David Bazn:

The establishment of such a school is a foul, disgraceful deed. You can’t mix pure and foul. They are a disease, a disaster, a devil. The Arabs are asses, and the question must be asked, why did God did not create them walking on their fours? The answer is that they need to build and wash. They have no place in our school.”

In the Old Testament Book of Isaiah 61:5 the New Living Translation (2007) reads:

Foreigners will be your servants. They will feed your flocks and plow your fields and tend your vineyards.”

Quotes below are from Dr. Israel Shahak’s, a prominent world renowned Israeli scientist, must read book, “Jewish Religion, Jewish History: The Weight of Three Thousand Years.”

This book (Press Ctrl button then right click to read it on the internet) analyzes and exposes the fallacies, racism, supremacy of Jewish Theology, and its use by Israeli Rabbis and Politicians as the justifying legal basis for their murderous military , murder,  of Palestinians and annexation of Palestinian land.

“Judaism is imbued with a very deep hatred towards Christianity”

“Hatanya, a fundamental book of the Habbad (Chabad) movement, one of the most important branches of Hassidism. According to this book, all non-Jews are totally satanic creatures ‘in whom there is absolutely nothing good’. Even a non-Jewish embryo is qualitatively different from a Jewish one. The very existence of a non-Jew is essential’, whereas all of creation was created solely for the sake of the Jews.”

AND

It should therefore be clearly understood that the source of authority for all the practices of classical (and present-day Orthodox) Judaism, the determining base of its legal structure, is the Talmud, or, to be precise, the so-called Babylonian Talmud.”

 

If not {or if the bulk are true - scriptures are easier to verify; whatever I may be, I don't want to promote falsehoods when there's so much ugly truth to know} - what sort of government oversight do you expect when adherents to this worldview head the fed, sec, cftc, cbo, treasury, omb, national economic counsel, council of economic advisors, fdic, criminal division of the doj, and countless other positions of authority, far out of proportion to their numbers, in the fed gov and in banking {as well as news media}?

 

Parenthetically - lots of crazy, violent stuff in the Koran and said by various Imams - but their terrorism seems to be far less of a problem, and far more of a cash cow to TBTB.

Think it will get better, or worse, when it's Hillary's turn as puppet-in-chief?

 

 

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 07:45 | Link to Comment Mr. Hudson
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Do you know why "G-d" made Gentiles?

To pay retail.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:40 | Link to Comment Charles Wilson
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"Sit, Lenny, sit!  GOOD boy!

Roll over, Lenny!  That's it!

And your favorite...Play dead!

GOOD BOY!!!"

 

CW

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 02:20 | Link to Comment RebelDevil
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So Lenny gets fired for telling the truth on TV, but Aaron Swartz's procesecutor gets nothing for harrasing a young man to his death!? WTF!?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 02:31 | Link to Comment sitenine
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If your kids ask when fascism arrived to the U.S., you can tell them 2008.

It's in plain sight now that the 'just us' department is owned by the 'to big to jail' banks.

So what I want to know is, what are we going to do about it?

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 03:31 | Link to Comment Ham-bone
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Not to quibble...but gotta believe fascism has been creeping in for some time.  Bush 2 admin was still likely worse than the current (amazing back to back 8yr admins of the worst lawbreakers and destroyers of our nation)...really picked up the pace of awful since '00...pretty sure they just reflect how disinterested, uninvolved, dependent, and stupid we as a nation has become.

I guess we'll just roll over and play dead(er)...

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 03:03 | Link to Comment TNTARG
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Sorry. Double posted.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 03:02 | Link to Comment TNTARG
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Nothing new under the sun. We know a lot about  "Justice" in the US and all over the World and studied it properly; we've being tasting it for long. We're specialists on the subject here in South America and allow me to say, in the whole Latin America.

If the day comes (but I have less than little hope) when the US citizens put those barbarian mafia guys into their proper place (a big... Guantanamo?) and we take down all the "institutions" they and their "fellows" around the World managed to create to fuck us all, we may have some chance for peace. Otherwise we're gonna keep crowling and rolling into deep shit as always.

 

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 04:09 | Link to Comment BlackSunshine
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Omfg....time for Bret Easton Ellis to write a book about a serial killing banker executive that eliminates all the other bansters before he gets put down, Then hope that life imitates art, or at least creates actionable inspiration. Justice is a distant memory.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 05:36 | Link to Comment Sweedumz
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Breuer torpedoed himself on live television on Tuesday night. Amazingly the boat actually sank.

 

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 05:37 | Link to Comment Sweedumz
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Breuer torpedoed himself on live television on Tuesday night. Amazingly the boat actually sank.

 

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 06:03 | Link to Comment Euro Monster
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Fuck you Lanny! Fuck you and Bernanke too!

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 06:32 | Link to Comment Dubaibanker
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Way to 'Go'!!!

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 07:41 | Link to Comment Mr. Hudson
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: "It is not clear when Breuer intends to leave"

Before he goes, he will pardon Jonathan Pollard.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 07:58 | Link to Comment CJHames
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I wonder if he's being "fired" the same way the people at the State Dept were "fired" after Benghazi?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 03:08 | Link to Comment TheMerryPrankster
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You mean like the DEA agents who got the hookers for the Secret Service guys, were "fired" by being put on paid leave until they could retire with full benefits and pensions courtesy of us hardworking tax paying fools?

yeah probably, cause thats just how they  roll (OVER US)

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 09:23 | Link to Comment tradewithdave
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Nobody here but "just us" chicken prosecutors... bwock... bwock 

 

http://tradewithdave.com/?p=15041

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 09:57 | Link to Comment overmedicatedun...
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all the AG's all the judges all the doj/sec lawyers fbi and other  law enforcement ...there are good people who turn a blind eye, they enable evil for a pension and graft, such is the human condition. military/cia stand by and in some cases support the biggest crime in our history, some are good people who choose to turn a blind eye,,to all of you fuck you fuck you kill your worthless self. for taking the easy out.

Thu, 01/24/2013 - 09:43 | Link to Comment jplotinus
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As nearly as I can tell, msm is not giving a very high profile to Breuer's resignation, let alone legs on the story concerning the obvious need to prosecute bankers for their fraud.

Energetic moving out on this is needed.

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 15:40 | Link to Comment resurger
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+5

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