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Confused Why So Many Foreign Banks Are Suddenly Being Charged By The US? Here's Why

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It's very simple really. Please point out where on the below list of Top 20 contributors to a randomly selected US politician, in this case New York's Chuck Schumer, can one find Standard Chartered, Barclays, or HSBC?

And there's your answer, which should also explain why banks such as Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, JPMorgan, etc, will never be subject to the same kangaroo court in which suddenly everyone is shocked, shocked, that banks were manipulating Libor and laundering money or doing any other thing which bankers do day after day, every day.

Oh yes, there is an election coming up too...

 

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:35 | 2688885 VulpisVulpis
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Frankly, I'm shocked.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:37 | 2688904 Aziz
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These British banks are so naive, thinking they can get away without paying off the protection racket.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:45 | 2688928 TruthInSunshine
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All the best friends forever of the New York Branch of the Mother Whore Federal Reserve stand and salute the mad racketeering protection skills of one Honorable Chucky Schumer, the best Wall Street Prostitute/Poontang filthy money can buy.

He's ready to introduce legislation having Manhattan secede from the U.S. and be granted most favored whoredom of finance status.

Chuck says "fuck flyover country, bitchez. They're running out of wealth and assets to leech off of to props up my peeps! Sayonara, U.S.A."

You are TRUE THEIR bitch, Chuck 'Patriot' Schumer. Take a bow.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:53 | 2688977 Precious
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There's never an end to the good deeds of the BIS.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:22 | 2689079 Xibalba
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sounds like a Jewish problem....

 

 

 

hehe

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:03 | 2689179 resurger
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But HSBC, SC and Barclays their money is not "Kosher"

The Obamneys accept US banks money which is honest and sincere, not funded by some "Terrarist"

FUBAR, Bitchez

 

 

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 19:01 | 2689323 smlbizman
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ot, but.....working at home today...listening to 100.7 the bay in b-more...listened for about 6 hours....without exaggeration....85-90% of ads were either directly from the gubmint...or in cahoots with the ad council....ie...the association of cpa's and the ad council...or the library of congress and the ad council...so i ask  my self....have private ads  dried up...or has  the gubmint  bought up all ad time and there is no more time available for private...the propaganda topics were...college degree and making 400k more than the dumb asses...how to save energy...joining the military...health...library...depositing money in the bank....and a few others....so if any other radio listeners are out there...see if you notice the same...so the gubmint buys cars to make the auto industry look good...they buy ad space to make them look good, the stock market and that looks good...the food stamps...wal-mart looks good... t-bills....they look safe ...and on and on and on...now back to our regular programming.....

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:39 | 2689495 jerry_theking_lawler
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corporatioms are 'people'.....non voting but all inspiring....

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:42 | 2689839 StychoKiller
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http://www.kuvo.org, no ads (just pledge drives!)

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:21 | 2689075 TheFourthStooge-ing
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TruthInSunshine said:

All the best friends forever of the New York Branch of the Mother Whore Federal Reserve stand and salute the mad racketeering protection skills of one Honorable Chucky Schumer, the best Wall Street Prostitute/Poontang filthy money can buy.

It's true! Gang bangs, dogging, triple penetration, ping pong balls, donkey shows - Chucky does it all, with unmatched eagerness and precision.

His enthusiasm for swallowing (at both ends) makes him the undisputed favorite jizz socket of the FRBNY crowd.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:42 | 2689133 1100-TACTICAL-12
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How much more Bullshit are we going to take. the liberty tree needs a good soakin. Fuck all these dirtbag sellouts.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:00 | 2689441 Sabibaby
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...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:01 | 2689561 Overfed
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'Cept it's the wrong ones getting shot.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:36 | 2689261 bankonzhongguo
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Sadly, in time, after so many Americans have been lied to, dispossessed, mistreated and then insulted they will turn to the old scapegoat - 'The Jews" to otherwise blame for EVERYTHING.

They will see "The Jews" in the media, the banks, the courts, the politicians, the lobbyists, the white collar crime, the fake war on terror, the police state, the Federal Reserve and all its tricks, the Obamacare with no doctors, the TSA, body-scanners, drones and checkpoints and gun-grabbing and Obama's Indonesian citizenship and its concealment all stemming from age old stereotypes used again and again across continents to conveniently blame a group of people - and they will go berserk.

In 1929, the Crash.  By 1931, Germany's biggest bank was gone.  By 1933 Hitler came to power.  People forget than Germany was the height of science and philosophy at the time, yet de-evolved into Nazism.  History tends to repeat itself.

People are sick and tired of being sick and tired.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:06 | 2689436 old naughty
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...until they are sick and tire of blaming others; of seeing effects of not-learning...

it tends to repeat, reset; repeat, reset;...

Time and space has not moved. We are still at 1930 !

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:57 | 2689546 SpykerSpeed
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I'm afraid they'll blame libertarians instead of Jews, though.  But who knows.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:42 | 2689994 CompassionateFascist
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S'truth. If there weren't so many goyim selling themselves to the Jews, the Jews would be powerless. Jewbullshit - from Zionist wars to State Socialism - walks because JewMoney talks. Meyer Anselm said it all.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 06:30 | 2690296 Ratscam
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It,s a disgrace when zionists call themselves jews.
Zionism=Naziism

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 06:39 | 2690305 Disenchanted
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To learn who rules over you, simply learn who you are not allowed to criticise.
— Voltaire

Sun, 08/12/2012 - 00:21 | 2698293 TruthInSunshine
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+1 for an outstanding quote I was previously unaware of.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 06:49 | 2690313 Disenchanted
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Before Hitler had fully consolidated his powers, this happened in March 1933:

 

The Jewish Declaration of War on Nazi Germany: The Economic ... 

 

Image of March 24, 1933 Daily Express Headline:

http://socioecohistory.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/judea_declares_war_on...

 

How many times has your 'mainstream' history 'education' told you about that?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 19:37 | 2689399 geewhiz
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Chucks chunky, fucky funky, sucky sucky, only five dolla.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:51 | 2689296 Antifaschistische
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If it can't vote, it should not be allowed to contribute to any politician. Period.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:56 | 2689540 Oldwood
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if it can't vote it shouldn't have to pay taxes.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:56 | 2689714 smiler03
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 "The estimated price tag for the US elections in November is almost $6bn (£3.8bn)."

"It makes UK election spending look microscopic by comparison. A total of £31m ($49m) was spent by all parties in the last general election in the UK two years ago - making US spending 120 times as much, and 23 times as much per person."

And you suckers only get a "choice" of two parties! 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19052054

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:44 | 2688936 AlaricBalth
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I guess JPM's fraudulent mispricing of billions of dollars of Level 3 CDS assets is considered nothing more than "rounding error".

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:03 | 2689008 Daily Bail
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VIDEO - Rep. Miller Asks Geithner Why He Didn't Tell The Dept. Of Justice About LIBOR Fraud

Meanwhile, The Semi-Annual Tim Geithner Summer Camp For Rubinite Financial Terrorists Meets This Week.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:08 | 2689422 Precious
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Geithner is the Thomas McKittrick of our generation.  Fraud.  Loaf.  Tool.  Degenerate.  

Of course you won't read any thing about Harvard's Mr. McKittrick on Zionist controlled Wikipedia.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:50 | 2688960 Karl von Bahnhof
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Et tu Swiss?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:26 | 2689090 malikai
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The real irony is the names in the list of "foreign" banks that are primary dealers.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 06:45 | 2690308 Ghordius
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bingo! they are not "foreign", they are part of the $ugar $istem - and this includes now the communist regime of China!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:37 | 2689119 Dingleberry
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Looks like a WWF-style cage match between London and Wall Street/DC.  I thought they were joined at the head....like evil conjoined twins.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:41 | 2688926 HoofHearted
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ZH is so cynical...and so right!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:31 | 2689101 knukles
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Interesting choice of terms... "cynical"

Twice within the last week I was enjoying conversation in a very ZH vein with some folks who, about 7 to 10 years ago were telling me I was a fucknut Conspiracy Theorist and about 3 years ago starting to pay heed who I think are now clearly in the conversion process... described me as a cynical realist.

Like I'm fond of saying; eventually all conspiracy theories are proved correct.

Should they fully awake, they'll soon see the "cynical" as an oxymoronic term of endearment to Realist

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:35 | 2689112 Temporalist
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"Like I'm fond of saying; eventually all conspiracy theories are proved correct."

So sasquatch really killed Jimmy Hoffa and buried him under Marilyn Monroe's casket?  I knew it!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:59 | 2689169 blindman
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that is just fancy, not conspiracy.
we should appreciate the (le)
difference.
side note: fancy is also appreciated !

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:11 | 2689200 Temporalist
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Who paid you to say that?  Was it the pope trying to protect the knights templar from being discovered as an alien super race from the future?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:21 | 2689232 knukles
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No silly, that was what McCain promised he'd disclose about Biden to get Palin on the ticket.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:51 | 2689294 nmewn
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Cynical realist, how weird is this?

My family was just talking about this sort of thing on the Fourth of July. My son say's...Mom what are you.an optimist or a pessimist?

She said...an optimist. He say's well I know Dad's a pessimist.

I eye-balled him in the rear view mirror, smiled and said...well...one thing about a pessimist is, he's never ever disappointed in outcomes but its a heckuva way to go through life expecting the worst...lol.

No son, I'm just cynical through many years of trial, error and observation, I still hold out hope for people and things in general, love you guys with every fiber of my being...but in the end...I am a cynical realist.

He nodded in approval...probably just wanted me to shut up ;-)

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 19:41 | 2689402 Village Idiot
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@nmewn -

Long time no chat.  Your comment struck a cord.  On more than one occasion I have told my son "Expect the best in people, but be prepared for the worst." 

I'm also trying to reverse the "If I only knew then what I know now" concept with him.  That one isn't going so well. He's only 6, so I figure I have time.

Cheers.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 19:57 | 2689426 Temporalist
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Only 6 and you haven't strapped him into a chair and explained to him to be most wary of people that offer you things for free; because nothing is free you just don't always know the cost or partiular currency.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:00 | 2689722 smiler03
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Are you referring to religion?

Just kidding, perhaps. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:19 | 2689946 Village Idiot
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thought i would give him 6 years of innocence  before strapping him in.  next generation should run about 4 years...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:57 | 2689543 Umh
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I have adult children; you're an optimist:)

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:26 | 2689631 nmewn
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@VI,

Long time old friend...where the hell you been? Last time I seen you check in it was from a beach...you dog ;-)

"I'm also trying to reverse the "If I only knew then what I know now" concept with him.  That one isn't going so well. He's only 6, so I figure I have time."

Boy howdy...lol.

My son is thirteen now and I started on him about where you are now and I "think" its starting to sink in. Your's will be gettin some feed back from peers pretty soon so keep a sharp eye/ear out for correction...idiocy comes from just about every direction.

I can't tell mine everything about my past and how I know but he's startin to put it all together on his own...which is enough, for now.

Sorry for the late response, I've been absorbed with trying to find a motorcycle safety class close by me the last hour or so.

Apparently, in my state governments infinite wisdom, they decided in 2008 that one needs to pay a third party 160-200 bucks to prove one can legally operate a motorcycle on public roads in Fla...even though I owned several and rode them with complete abandon to my life & limb in my youth...as if I won't now at 52 after taking a stupid safety course by a 30yr old ;-)

We are surrounded by dweebs my friend.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:22 | 2689951 Village Idiot
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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 19:56 | 2689424 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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The bad news is the pessimists are usually right.  The good news is the optimists live longer and have more fun.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:12 | 2689755 luna_man
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"ZH is so cynical...and so right!"

 

I know you meant well...But, MY MAIN MAN and "his team" are INSIGHTFUL!!...

 

I feel better now

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:09 | 2689043 RafterManFMJ
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Frankley Barney, I'm twin shockered.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:18 | 2689062 Sudden Debt
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well, after your shock you might want to check where your donation is unless you want to pay taxes next year....

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:01 | 2689433 philipat
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No, it's because all the US Banks are totally honest and just doing God's work?

If not, expect to see the UK FSC announcing irregularities with some large US Banks London operations soon. How difficult will that be???

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 01:01 | 2690116 Kiwi Pete
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Exactly philipat +100. And I don't think they'll have to look too hard. Cough.. JPM!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:18 | 2689454 sgt_doom
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So! Using one of those defective iPhones, are ya???

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:30 | 2689478 cameldojo
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Some people are born with a silver spoon in there mouths.

Schumer was born with hair plugs.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:12 | 2689753 NoClueSneaker
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me 2 ...

Where TF is deutsche Bank ???

They don't want to hedge or do they rely on Robert Khuzami ?

bearish, methinks :-P

====================

Short the Demented Bnksters :-;

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:48 | 2690011 Beevreetr
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Bankers first thought....

 

Now just put the fines on your balance sheet, before collected of course. 

Now loan them out with an astronomical frational resreve.

Now we are solvent again.

All our problems are fixed..     Right?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:36 | 2688889 narapoiddyslexia
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The day is coming....

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:50 | 2688931 Comay Mierda
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for what? to hang the bankers and politicians?

that seems like a lot of work with a low probability of success

the easier way to disrupt this system is for customers to withdraw their money from these banks, put in credit unions and hard assets like gold, then watch the house of cards fall

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:01 | 2689010 Conrad Murray
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They'd have the mindless sheep whipped up into a frenzy over the Chinese-Iranian-Russian Axis of Evil before you could say 9-11

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:06 | 2689027 Comay Mierda
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im guessing the mindless sheep dont have too many FRNs in their accounts with these banks

in fact, the banks are probably servicing their accounts at a loss

the ppl with the real money should boycott these banks.  no deposits with them. no loans from them. no dealings with them at all

everyone is tired of the corrupt bankers and politicians. you want it to change? do something about it and boycott these banks

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:37 | 2689121 Seer
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It should be apparent that these banks are sinking and that they need no assistance.  Yeah, it would be jolly good fun to crank up the heat, but it's energy that would be wasted (momentary thrill I suppose).

Putting what little money that peons have left in to Credit Unions is not going to be any solution.  The entire paradigm is collapsing, and that collapse will take out the Credit Unions as well.  DISCLAIMER: I've belonged to Credit Unions for well over two decades (and I have ZERO stock in the for-profit banks); I'm not trashing them (just discounting the probability that your suggestion will really make much difference).

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:09 | 2689195 Panafrican Funk...
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"the ppl with the real money" 

"everyone is tired of the corrupt bankers and politicians. you want it to change? do something about it and boycott these banks"

Why would the people with the "real" money be tired of the system they created?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:59 | 2689552 Umh
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Nobody is that old.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 19:21 | 2689367 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Comay Mierda said:

the ppl with the real money should boycott these banks.  no deposits with them. no loans from them. no dealings with them at all

The few of them that are wise to the scam will do exactly that. The rest of them won't realize what's going on until they are just about to declare victory. By then, of course, it will be far too late for them to do anything.

The people with real money are the last victims to be targeted. By real money, I mean so much that they stopped keeping track twenty years ago. So much that single-digit billions will only get you in the gate if you're the pizza delivery boy, because single-digit millions are a pizza delivery tip.

An elaborate, convincing, and professionally choreographed charade has been constructed to convince them that they are part of the 0.01 percent. They have been the recipients of the upward flowing wealth. They have been given carte blanche immunity to criminal prosecution. They go to parties in Geneva and the Hamptons. They are also the final marks in the world's biggest game of Three Card Monte.

A multi-billionaire that can't completely fill in the spaces on a bingo card with the names of the people that Lloyd, Jamie, Ben, and Timmah work for (Rothschild is the free space) is just another one of the marks. They are the last to be fleeced because they've been tricked into doing all the work of fleecing those beneath them.

By the time they figure this out, their assets will have already been frozen. They will find themselves on no-fly lists. Their passports will be seized when they try to use them. Ultimately they will gladly surrender everything they own when they are made to understand the consequences of failing to do so voluntarily.

The rest of their days will be spent wishing they'd withdrawn their paper from the system's financial sea lampreys. They will deserve, and receive, no sympathy.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:09 | 2689044 Unholy Dalliance
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Well, Lordy, Lordy, Halleluja! I seem to remember making this suggestion in one of my first posts on ZH. The question is, are enough people aware of the dangers of keeping 'money' in a 'bank'?

 

Answers on a postcard, please, to The Hon. T. Geitner.  

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:20 | 2689066 Comay Mierda
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working capital has to be kept in a bank, but long term savings should be kept in hard assets that can't be printed.

it will take more than one comment on a ZH post to get this movement going. the reality is most ppl are lazy and will complain about corruption their whole life and not do anything about it.

I am proud that I have no dealings with the above banks and insurance companies, and that helps me sleep easier at night

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:49 | 2689143 Raymond Reason
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I'm with you brother.  And not only that, but turn off the TV and talk radio, don't vote, don't borrow money.  They seduce with temptations.  Resist Satan, and he will flee. 

Like all bullies, these are paper tigers.  But it takes spine and self denial, which is what they seek to destroy by a thousand cuts, through the the cartoon Family Guy.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:57 | 2689163 Sean7k
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People have it all wrong. If you want to stop the bankers- hang their kids. You have to take out the next generation.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:44 | 2688934 El Oregonian
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Chuckie better take a few steps to the side lest the marauders unknowingly gather him up with the rest of the banksters and march/drag them to the nearest lampposts.

Please everyone, don't warn him before hand...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:03 | 2689020 analyzer_66
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i think more fitting, as the band Bong Water wrote ' Time is Coming '

TIME IS COMING, BITCHEZ

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:36 | 2688892 CClarity
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Yep.  Before long, as the Fed and Uncle Sam want to prop up US financial institutions even further (while decrying unfair trade practices by China etal), they may REQUIRE the use of US institutions with mandatory accounts held there in order to have a business registered in US or even to conduct business with US firms.  Just saying . . . 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:47 | 2688896 Jlmadyson
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Oh and I love it how the Feds are pissed at the NY regulator for supposedly blowing the whistle early.

Give me a break.

More whistleblowing. Less corruption bullshit please.

Lay the dirty banker secrets right here on ZH insiders.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:58 | 2688998 disabledvet
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The Federal Government is pissed...and they should be. There might be implications financially for the City and the State...as right as the decision was. Just because the turtle can hide in his shell doesn't mean he can't just be tipped over....and unless and until the Financial System is understood as transnational then it's easy for the Fed's to argue "we going backwards here."

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:36 | 2689118 knukles
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For blowing the whistle early?

Holy bejesus, the investigation has been ongoing since Q4 2010.

More like making it public before it was forgotten in exchange for services rendered.... like offshore accounts, money transfers for powerful folks.... whatthefuckever.

 

Look, if the Brits want to get really prissy about all this, they remove all the US bankers from the City of London and viola... no more infinite rehypothication,  no more absolute secrecy, no more of the Real Club of Finance and Banking.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:44 | 2689136 Jlmadyson
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Well yes exactly before the Feds would allow it to be forgotten, yes.

There is no too early for the Feds when you want something to just go away.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:38 | 2688906 tradewithdave
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I'm not so sure.  I think it's because those countries haven't been able to persuade Waffle House to open there.  Standard Chartered Smothere and Covered.  Just saying...

 

http://tradewithdave.com/?p=11424

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:39 | 2688911 flacon
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Chuckie should be one of the first to be hanged. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:05 | 2689024 WTFx10
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Mercy, Mercy he will not suffer enough.

Just make them poor that's what they fear. Being middle class and living off of 100k that u actually have to work at getting. Thats before healthcare insurance rape bullshit, 401k casino crap, federal extortion ,state extortion payments.

Upchucky has a head shaped like a distended rectum.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:39 | 2688912 Neethgie
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Damn it feels good to be a crony.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:39 | 2688918 PontifexMaximus
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Nothing will happen, the "system" works like that. So therefore remember, (i) election year and (ii) Bernadraghi have to (and will) fix it.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:40 | 2688922 Shizzmoney
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You gotta be fuckin' kidding me!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:40 | 2688923 Josh Randall
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Nice the Chuckster being exposed -- I'm sure that will be worth a 2 point drop in his aproval rating

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:45 | 2688939 cherry picker
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The teleprompter in chief requires fuel for his plane and overtime so his protectors can hire women where he goes.  Fining banks is a great way to getting these things accomplished.  :)

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:48 | 2688946 TideFighter
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I saw Bwaney Fwank at a Chick-fil-a. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:39 | 2689124 knukles
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And pray tell, did he pick the drumstick en la rectum service?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:49 | 2688954 BeetleBailey
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Chuck Schumer is a motherfucking asshole. Period. I'd say it right to his fucked up face if I could.

Of course, this self-delusional, self-entitied prick has protection.

Insulated little prick.

I hope his heart blows up and he dies soon.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:57 | 2688994 eatapeach
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You said enTITied!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:51 | 2688967 Benjamin Glutton
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you mean it's all Chucky Shoes fault? excellent reporting genius.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 19:09 | 2689339 Benjamin Glutton
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my bad...I guess it is all scumbag Chucky Shoes fault.

 

am I back in the cult?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:52 | 2688969 fiftybagger
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Bear Stearns went bye bye in 2008.  What's up with that?

 

http://www.brotherjohnf.com/

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:40 | 2689126 dynomutt
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I would suspect that the record goes back to his first election, before Bear Stearns went away.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:27 | 2689242 MsCreant
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Contribution laundering through Zombie Corporations?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:51 | 2688970 doc_in_the_house
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monsters = is MONSTROUSLY DOWN AH.

 

AH monster down -11%..to like low $60s…didn’t the crank-a-holic cramer tell u to buy DEEP in the money calls like 2 months ago when it was @ $70!! Freaking turd !!!

 

anyone take his "priceless advice" ? ROFLMAO !!! = me short @ $70+

thank you crank !! at the time he said it was a take over target.  LOL !!!

 

the same idiot that told u to buy NFLX @ $300 and SLV @ $45 and gold @ $1800 on vet day's 2011 (after tanking from 1900)...thank you STUPID shoe shine boy with "30+ years EXPERIENCE" chasing casino.

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/monster-beverage-shares-sink-on-profit-miss-2012-08-08?dist=afterbell

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:01 | 2689012 doc_in_the_house
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the same IDIOT

that told you when AAPL @ $629 = "$1000 makes arithmetic sense" then it tanks to $530...

its now @ $620 after dead cat bounce = SHORT !!!

i'm sure he's got a looooong track record with other "genius calls" from 1999-2000 and 2007-2008 and now 2012. i don't keep track of him too often, i can't tolerate his 120 decibel whining pitch.

sometimes i go to his stupid website just to READ his garbage and BET AGAINST the shoe shine boy.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:17 | 2689060 doc_in_the_house
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below

a crank-a-holic (cramer) follower, a stupid fool by the name of 4matic.

he's a freaking  idiot from

Cheerleading BS MW.  march 2011 he was super bullish and april 2012 he was super bullish..nothing but a bunch of STUPID performance chasing idiots over at cbs-mw.

before monster was MONSTROUSLY DOWN, he said:  "monster is gonna beat"

ROFLMAO

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/news-corp-monster-beverage-reports-due-2012-08-08#comment7505175

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 02:54 | 2690190 Tapeworm
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The mouth touted GSS when I was dying to get rid of it on any bounce. He made me about ten grand over what I would have gotten by selling it at the prevailing price. I don't feel at all sorry for the saps that bought it from me based upon that jerk's tout.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:53 | 2688981 Satan
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Here in Italy, bribes are at least still paid in secret..

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:20 | 2689072 Trichy
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+1

But just wait until Bunga-Bunga gets re-elected and wants vengence for the years he was left out of the ponzi and wants to take part in the full Draghi show

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:28 | 2689098 Trichy
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Hint,

Obama is not Bunga-Bunga, but he probably wants to be.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:22 | 2689230 Alternative
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Not that I feel like defending Obama, but look at his and Mitt's top 5 donors from the same site:

 

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/index.php

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:43 | 2689995 Buckaroo Banzai
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Of course they're gonna fund Romney up front, that's how the game is payed. The banks are gonna withhold funds to Obama until they feel assured that he's gonna "play ball" 4 more years. Obama's the one in a position to actually hurt them right now. Romney is "the stick", we all know what the carrot is.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:53 | 2688982 LawsofPhysics
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Let's see, what happened the last time some banks went to war?  Oh crap...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:55 | 2688988 loveyajimbo
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Doesn't help... the sheep, including welfare bums, food stampers, Disability frauds, blacks and mostly... ILLEGALS are are solidly for our Kenyan Klown, AKA "Gorilla BO"... and they would never hear about this, let alone understand it...  Will someone start a NAAWP?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:28 | 2689096 Havana White
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Blow yourself, "Jimbo."

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:17 | 2689612 Umh
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It wouldn't be the same. Did see it in a movie once.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:56 | 2688991 Abiotic Oil
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Schumer is a fuqtard.

 

"But after ABC reported that Senate Democrats would not introduce new federal laws, notorious gun-grabbers Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) broke ranks.


Without national debate or discussion, an extreme gun control amendment was quietly attached to the controversial Cybersecurity Act of 2012 (S. 3414) or CIPSA. What does gun control have to do with “cybersecurity”? Nothing, but politicians habitually subvert political processes by attaching unrelated measures to avoid alerting constituents."

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:56 | 2688992 TideFighter
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Can we make Chukie our Ambassador to Fukishima?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:17 | 2689212 Temporalist
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Would the Mayor of Detroit do?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:46 | 2689279 fnordfnordfnord
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Write an angry letter?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:57 | 2688995 cirrus
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Shakedown!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:15 | 2689057 Bastiat
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They forgot to pay business insurance . . . you know the kind of "insurance" that allows you to conduct your business.  A man can't be too careful; and it's important to show your respect. You never know when you might need the right friends.   

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 16:59 | 2688999 yrad
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Lehman and Bear Stearns? They contribute from the grave like some dead voters for Obummer?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:35 | 2689113 Trichy
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How much do you have to pay for a get out of jail free card in the USSA?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:02 | 2689016 fnordfnordfnord
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Same reason cops are out on the street writing tickets to anyone who looks like he might have a job?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:04 | 2689022 booka
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Can't say I'm shocked, but I would like to observe it is not smart to mess with Great Britain. Be sure they will pay back in some way.

And Obama has been alienating some long time US partners of late, with stupid moves. One of more ridiculous ones was - publishing picture of him clutching baseball bat while talking on the phone - that said he was talking to Erdogan (that damaged Erdogans image at home and he was not happy). Some Israelis chimed in to say they didn't like publicity pic of Obama talking to their PM, whit his feet on the table showing them soles of his shoes (offense in the Middle East). It may look ridiculus, but things like that are remembered in professional diplomacy. If nothing else it showes that Obama is over-confidant and has advisers of lesser quality. Coupled with the mess in Syria.. uh well.. not a best time to target British bank.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:38 | 2689116 Dr. Engali
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Obummer was sending a clear message with those photos. Clearly he was saying" if you don't play along I'll send somebody in to break your legs" when he had that bat photo taken. I speak softly but I carry a big stick.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:53 | 2689152 booka
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Yes, you are right. But just publishing that photo was in fact just the opposite - talking loudly, when in fact Obama has no stick over Erdogan. He can't afford it right now. And I don't mean financially, but becouse of Turkey's role in ME right now. So making empty threats is not very smart. It looks amateurish.

U.S. has some great experts and diplomats and some eminency's of US high policy spoke even publicly criticizing his decisions in Middle East - but he's ignoring them? 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:40 | 2689266 Dr. Engali
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The narcissistic emperor Obummer is ignoring them like he has everybody with his policy moves. If you remember he wants to " radically remake America ".

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:58 | 2689313 booka
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What a mess... Good luck Americans! And good luck to all of us in Europe if ME explodes - and it started to "boil" seriously

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:34 | 2689482 DanDaley
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One day soon the schumer will hit the fan.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:23 | 2689623 Umh
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People in power can always find someone to tell them to do what they want to do. In fact it's usually what takes them down. It's just a shame how many times it doesn't take them down enough.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 19:36 | 2689394 Lux Fiat
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Very interesting observation.  Also, per prior TIC reports, Britain has been an unusually large purchaser of US federal debt at some interesting junctures.  Perhaps it was data errors, perhaps not.  Another reason not to tick them off to much if people want to keep kicking the can a bit longer.

I tend to see parallels to the seizures of estates of well-off, but lesser favored "nobility" by the emperors of Rome when the finances were strained.  Who was it that said you rob banks because that's where the money is?

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:04 | 2689023 uno
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wonder how much is in offshore banks

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:06 | 2689032 GMan_
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At least in third world countries like Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Indonesia, at least politicians openly admit to being bribed. A crooked but honest system. haha

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:19 | 2689073 AnAnonymous
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US citizens are duplicitous.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:03 | 2689176 Big Corked Boots
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Given the population of China, I'd say y'all have a bigger duplicity problem.

Free Tibet, asshole.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:37 | 2689256 DogOfSinope
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At least China knows how to occupy a country.
You can't even occupy anything properly. From Afghanistan, to the Wall Street.
Amateurish poseurs. :-p

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:12 | 2689047 ebworthen
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Oooh...a banking war?

The CONgress works for the banks.

End the FED, and end PAC contributions and lobbying.

What point is there in working and paying taxes when you have no representation of your individual rights?

Hmmmmm?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:14 | 2689051 debtor of last ...
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Never been in the US. But i saw many movies and documentaries. Beautiful. But what i experienced most, i tell you,

It was freedom. Just by looking at my television. I smelled the freedom. The air, the woods, the deserts, the space, the people. I have that feeling for many, many years. Talking to people who were in the USA on vacation or for work. I was never there.

It's a shame your beautiful country and your culture is being ruined by, what's it, i think it's a combination of money and narcism, freaks.

You will get your country back within 5 years. It's not sustainable now. Without going libertarian or whatever, I saw from a distance the freedom and honesty is more than enough to win this battle. It's a shame your freedom has to be fought over and over again.

206 different sorts of serial should make you worry in the future....

Maybe more than treasury yields....

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:19 | 2689068 LMAOLORI
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Foreign banks actually lobby in the U.S. they have $2.1 Trillion in assets they obviously just don't know who to pay off as well as the U.S. Banks do...

ROFLMAO pretty amusing watching them turn on one another...

Here’s what Corrigan, chief investment officer of Diapason Commodities Management, had to say on Squawk Box Europe Tuesday morning:

"Why is it always a British bank, or a Chinese bank or a German or a Swiss bank who are doing all these evil things around the world? Manipulating Libor and money laundering and financing terrorists and all these other... There is never American bank involved because they are all in the pocket of the American banking lobby ... all the sins, there are so many sins in the world which any commentator including within the American banking system will tell you sit at home but the American authorities never go after an American bank, they try and bully somebody abroad, this is ludicrous"

 

Meet The Wall Street Regulator Who Pissed Off The Fed, The Treasury, And The Entire City Of London  (and likely schumer too)

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:25 | 2689086 booka
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:19 | 2689069 kito
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wonder why cme group gives it in the arse to futures investors, sans the vaseline? thank mr boner................................

 

http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/contrib.php?cycle=2012&cid=N00003675&type=I

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:26 | 2689091 buzzsaw99
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congreff is just a bunch of very cheap whores

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:38 | 2689264 Uncle Remus
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Depends on your perspective I would say...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:29 | 2689097 magpie
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The only reason i am still short is to watch the longs implode.

/truism

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:32 | 2689103 Joebloinvestor
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Those banks didn't make the list because they gave money in bowling bags.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:33 | 2689107 hangemhigh77
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It's all just a coincidence.  Schumer would never do anything questionable. He's a US Senator. Nothing to see here, move along.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:06 | 2689188 Big Corked Boots
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Well, he and Jon Corzine are titled "Honorable." It must be so...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:37 | 2689263 Uncle Remus
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Wait - is that the civilian version of "officer and gentleman"

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:35 | 2689111 hangemhigh77
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You know Nancy Pelosi is a financial genius.  Imagine someone making 150k a year and turning it into 88 million in 10 years. Wow she must be really smart. Nothing to see here, move along.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 04:13 | 2689134 falak pema
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don't talk about symptoms : bank wars; talk about root causes : Oligarchy control of runaway capitalism machine gone mad now in dire straights. When thieves fall out... there are no limits to madness.

This is when seemingly dominant empires  hear the bells chiming and people begin to ask; who does the bell toll for? 

Musical chairs are a weird, frightening game on the Titanic;  as Greece and Spain and Club Med are finding out; just like Libya and Syria and you know where... the repression noose gets tighter as the control of the juddering wealth machine gets lighter. As the needle moves inexorably to red zone where the system's ability to feed the greed and maintain speed become vain deeds of past glory; receding horizon of another age we called "the american dream".

"Come back dream by hook or by crook"...the canyons reverberate with the desperate cry of the Oligarchs, as the echo can be heard up in Olympus where the Gods laugh and laugh at the folly of inebriated Oligarchs, trying to ape the gods up above, trying to shut Pandora's box. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:44 | 2689137 rufusbird
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Any ZH reader should know the answer to that headline question as soon as they read it!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:51 | 2689150 q99x2
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I vote for Schumer to be sent to jail for financial terrorism and treason.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 17:52 | 2689155 partimer1
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Iran issue is an oil/resource issue. It's about the oil guys pissed off about money guys. Oil guys want to show who's got bigger ones.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:13 | 2689204 Alternative
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Why do banksters like Mitt more than Obama, after all that he did for them?

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres12/index.php 

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:21 | 2689231 MsCreant
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Good God, campaigning creates temp jobs and increases GDP. Holy shit! Break some more windows, piss off the aliens, NOW!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:19 | 2689222 resurger
Wed, 08/08/2012 - 18:20 | 2689224 MsCreant
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I love a good blanket party like everyone else...but...

Isn't it illegal to take contributions from foreign companies?

I can't imagine a Tyler getting that wrong, but if it is, it would explain the, uh, correlation. Or looked at differently if it is legal, wouldn't US banks have more benefit from such contributions, thus it is natural they contribute and others not so much?

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