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Simmering Resentment - You Thought Banks Were Unpopular

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Presented with little comment except to note that Members of Congress and Lobbyists rank lowest for honesty and ethics with Nurses topping the list and Bankers just below Journalists as the resentment of where the QE funds flow rises ever so slowly at first...


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Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:55 | 2312680 vmromk
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Load up on the bank stocks, SCUMBAG Bernanke assures you that their books are not cooked.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:00 | 2312706 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Lawyers, banksters, car sales, politician, douche bags. They are all the same. 

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:04 | 2312732 AssFire
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Yep, I was looking for "President" to be listed with that group.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:08 | 2312746 Short Memories
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In this day an age, what's the difference between a banker and a stock broker?

If they took an average for "banker / Stock broker" bankers would have dropped further.


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:14 | 2312776 idea_hamster
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LOL -- look at where "Police Officers" rank!  Holy crickey if that's not the most ridiculous, outrageous ... hang on, someone's knocking at the door.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:20 | 2312802 trembo slice
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Haha.  I was thinking the exact same thing.  I guess all those cop shows are paying off.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:48 | 2313412 GeezerGeek
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In my experience, most police are okay most of the month. But when it's "that time of the month" and they have to meet their ticket quotas the attitude changes. I hate when they open those Mobile Profit Centers sometimes called Speed Traps.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 16:31 | 2314515 max2205
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Where's Prostitues?  They beat them to speak

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:32 | 2312844 MillionDollarBonus_
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That's because most Americans don't run around causing trouble like whiny libertarians constantly crying about "non-intervention" and "the first amendment". If you acted like normal people and played by the rules, you wouldn't experience nearly as much aggression from the police.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:41 | 2312880 Short Memories
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And whiny people should be met by agression! :)

You can do better than this MDB!!!

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:37 | 2313362 Vagabond
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Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me.  Fuck rules, and fuck you sir.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:11 | 2313528 Chuck Walla
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And whiny people should be met by agression! :)

You can do better than this MDB!!!


You mean like Occupy?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:41 | 2312884 Seer
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Yes, perhaps this is true, but do you want to live as a slave?  Or, perhaps it would end up that you're just shipped off to the gas chamber: the Jews who resisted the Nazi police (and Their "rules") had a HIGHER survival rate than those who went along.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:48 | 2312911 Burr's 2nd Shot
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Don't forget 2nd, 8th, and 10th.  If only Congress would place a prohibition on citizens reading the Constitution, we could eliminate all of these false interpretations of our founding document. 

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:55 | 2313195 Real Estate Geek
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If only Congress would place a prohibition on citizens reading the Constitution, we could eliminate all of these false interpretations of our founding document.

Kudos, sir, for leading by example!  THAT's the caliber of comment to which MDB should again aspire!

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:52 | 2312939 jus_lite_reading
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Go shove that matza bread up your ass!!

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:44 | 2313391 Hammerabi
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Quiet now, anonymous bigot

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:40 | 2313155 aerojet
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I think you will find that all you have to do is somehow run afoul of the local politicians and you may discover how the police can be used against you.  We had a guy in our city spend some time in the county jail because he didn't complete the work on the siding on his house.  I don't know all the details, but I'm pretty sure he must have pissed somebody off and he was being punished for his transgression against the status quo.  It can happen to anyone at any time--if the machine isn't targeting you, you are fine, but if you get singled out, holy shit, the gloves come off and the police state apparatus is completely obvious to you.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 17:28 | 2314646 MeelionDollerBogus
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played by what rules?

Execute brown people to take their oil?
Or party up with terrorists to get gold and cocaine?

Or was it the legalization of forging court documents 20,000 at a time?

MDB what rules are you referring to?


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 19:36 | 2314989 The Alarmist
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"If you acted like normal people ...."

There you have it ... So, MDB, where on a "normal" distribution of the population do you stop counting people as "normal?" I guess for you it's at the point where people stop looking like the cops.

"... you wouldn't experience nearly as much aggression from the police.

So even "acting normal" really won't be enough to protect the average citizen from the predations of "peace officers."

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:27 | 2313324 Ranger4564
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Hilarious, and precisely what I thought... these polls cannot be trusted, apparently no one knows accountants either.

Wed, 04/04/2012 - 03:38 | 2315596 jeff montanye
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not to point fingers but funeral directors? 

i'm okay with nurses though; a nurse practitioner saved my life from a malpracticing cardiologist.


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:37 | 2313363 dirtbagger
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SCOTUS just ruled - Bend over and crack a smile

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:29 | 2313111 rosiescenario
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"...what's the difference between a banker and a stock broker..."


One doesn't use K/Y...the other does?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:10 | 2312756 nope-1004
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If the poll was about "which group contributes most to society", members of congress would still be last, with Union Leaders and Real Estate Agents right beside them.


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:44 | 2312895 Seer
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I'd think that Political Commentators would rank last.  Really, what could be less productive than someone talking about others only talking?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:53 | 2312945 knightowl77
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You forgot lawyers.....they're worse than bankers

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:27 | 2313101 narapoiddyslexia
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Of the 55 men who attended the Constitutional Convention, 35 were lawyers. As was Lincoln. There were a few others I could mention. And there are presently hundreds of thousands of good, decent lawyers in the US. There is also no shortage of clients who are jerks and fools.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:54 | 2313444 GeezerGeek
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All lawyers should be employed by government and paid a flat salary. They should be available, by specialty, on a first-come first served basis. Why should a rich jerk like OJ get better representation than a poor jerk like me? We need equal justice for all.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:24 | 2313893 Raymond K Hessel
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Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:26 | 2313899 Raymond K Hessel
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Being a lawyer in the 18th century is a completely thing than being a lawyer today.  

Individually, I'm sure they're some fine people within the group.  As a group, lawyers are horrible people.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:01 | 2312983 Frank N. Beans
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in theory, this chart should be flipped upside-down, with politicians our most revered group and lovely night nurses changing our underwear at the bottom.

yeah i know, sick...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:33 | 2313633 Cathartes Aura
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you do realise that a good percentage of nurses are men, hmm?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:09 | 2313021 Sudden Debt
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And than maybe Car salesman would rank higher than politicians :)


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:51 | 2312936 Stoploss
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That would require a negative scale of measurement, just screws up the chart. We get it though.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:26 | 2312976 Teamtc321
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This new release should help the Prez rate well. 


Cold Case Posse: Evidence of Fraud and Forgery

Time-Line Index to Mike Zullo Video (above)

0:00:00  Introduction — brief tribute to Sheriff Arpaio, America’s Sheriff
0:01:20  The original goal was to clear the President
0:01:40  There really is no “document” per se — it’s a data file

0:07:30  What we found in the White-House-provided data file – Video 1
0:12:00  Zullo’s summary of Video 1 — the anomalies
0:13:30  Debunking the “other side’s” explanations, one-by-one
0:14:30  The optical character recognition (OCR) explanation
0:18:20  The optimization explanation

0:24:00  Summary of anomalies to this point
0:24:50  The green safety paper background — more tracks left by the forger?

0:27:00  Conclusions Video
0:32:45  Zullo’s comments on the conclusions

0:34:00  Zullo will not quit until this is finished
0:36:00  New information presented – “typewriter/typesetting evidence”
0:37:00  Document word spacing, line spacing, registrar’s stamp, inter-line font shifts
0:40:00  We are on the hunt for who did this, and we have some pretty good ideas

0:40:50  Video on the supposedly genuine Selective Service card, media avoiding the issue
0:45:20  Why Obama might not have registered with Selective Service
0:48:00  Why a Selective Service card forgery is more significant than the birth certificate

0:49:40  Bill O’Reilly & Sheriff Arpaio — the newspaper clippings
0:52:30  Passenger manifests and INS records — the curiously missing records
0:55:45  The sheriff’s letter to the Director of Selective Service
0:56:50  More suspicious features of the Selective Service card
0:58:25  The investigation is going international

1:00:00  Audience Questions & Answers Begin


Wed, 04/04/2012 - 15:42 | 2317384 mkkby
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Prez was included...  Advertising practitioner.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:06 | 2312737 machineh
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Where is the row for "prostitutes"?

Oh wait, I'm sorry, "Members of Congress" is already included.

Free blowjobs for lobbyists today! Onward to Iran!

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:46 | 2312903 Common_Cents22
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quit slandering prostitutes, at least they provide some value for your money ;)

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:05 | 2312989 Incubus
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By the nature of their "career," they're bound to be packing a few STDs.  Stick your junk in that pandora's box.


Unless that's the type of value you're thinking about?  Not like I haven't been propositioned by them before, but all that goes through my mind is, "holy fuck, STDs!"


Take a look at our species, man.   We're so fucking diseased and sick, it isn't even funny.  I bet if we were to cut away the government teat, a third of our population would either die of sickness & disease, or starvation.  At some point, you've gotta wonder--and I don't care about income level--why people aren't forced to improve themselves.  This goes for any politician, or any other person in society.  Politicians make nothing--they do nothing.  Put anyone in a suit and send them to DC and all they'll do is find ways to get cash out of your wallet.


What a joke: when does it end, already?



Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:15 | 2313271 Rakshas
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Easy on the working girls man!!

Ok so a lot of them are packing but don't paint them all with the same brush; what of the housewife hookers that pony up to help pay the day to day bills of the over extended?  c'mon did you really think she found a magical SPAMTM  window at walmart?

How many of us would do what they do to make ends meat?........ er ...... wait ... adjusting for real inflation.... and my lifes savings comes out to... carry the one..... HOLY SHIT I'M A FUCKING WHORE FOR THE CORPORATION TOO!!!!! 




Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:27 | 2313296 Incubus
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Morality should not be secondary to actions required to make ends meet.


If that is the case, then there is no other conclusion to come to but that the society is broken. A broken society serves no purpose other than exploitation of participants.  Burn it down--destroy it.  Scrap the fucking thing and start over.  "Empowerment" comes from the iconoclasm of the "social gods" that impose a broken system that you must participate in. 


I'd sooner say "fuck you" and spit in their faces.  Fuck it all if I'm expected to "participate" in a society with no purpose or direction other than aimless-corporate teat-sucking fucking freedom.  Take that freedom and go fuck "yourself" with it, I say. Go beyond motherfucking making "ends meet" -- too many people are caught up in their bullshit insignificant lives rying to "make ends meet" that they dare not even consider why they have to "make ends meet" in the first place.

Goddamn, people are pathetic. 

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:34 | 2313142 DC Exile
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Whether we like it or not, members of Congress are actually the pimps and we -- the average tax slaves -- are the whores. Congress is whoring the American people to the banksters, the "national security" industry, the insurance companies, drug makers, and Israel. Moreover, they slap us slaves in the face with a shredded Bill of Rights. This pump and dump shows no sign of letting up.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:10 | 2312755 WonderDawg
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Hey, I sold cars for a few years. There are a lot of good people who sell cars, honest people. Certainly there are scumbags, maybe a slight majority of them, but I'd trust them before I'd trust a high level executive from BOA or GS. You can take that to the motherfuckin bank.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:14 | 2312777 memyselfiu
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heyheyheyheyhey! Don't go and shatter everyone's preconceived notions and stereotypes!

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:34 | 2312850 WonderDawg
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I predict that within a decade, NO ONE will want to be called a politician. They will call themselves something else, statesman or something, but being called a politician will be considered the ultimate insult.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:37 | 2312862 Arthor Bearing
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I'm a lawyer and I am shocked and embarrassed that my profession is lower than bankers on this list! Though there really are many lawyers who will actively and knowlingly lie for their client, that's their job, to be an advocate for the client's interest. I do admit that the moral problems of crim and litigation made me choose a more paperwork-heavy practice.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:39 | 2312871 Arthor Bearing
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The fact that police officers are ranked higher than clergy probably means I should take it with a grain of salt.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:43 | 2312889 memyselfiu
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unless you're a choir boy, that is...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:49 | 2312913 Real Estate Geek
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. . . in which case you'd take it with a dab of KY?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:08 | 2313506 Arthor Bearing
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To the downvoters, I wrote this in a reply below but it is relevant to all of you: 


It's called an adversarial legal system, competing theories or interpretations of a set of facts (which are threshed out through the rules of evidence) determine whetehr there is enough certainty of whether a crime or monetary injury has occurred to justify a legal intervention. Since most people are not skilled enough with the rules of law to do that themselves, they hire lawyers to fill his or her shoes and say what he or she would say if he or she knew the rules and language of the courts. So it is the lawyer's job to act as the client would, according to the client's directions. It's the highlest level of fiduciary responsibility (a responsibility taken seriously unlike the finance world's pathetic appropriation of the term "fiduciary").

Ignorant angry people like to oversimplify things and say "LYING BAD" but the adversarial common law system has been developing since the dawn of Western Civilization in ancient Greece, so you should show some humility before making such a clumsy criticism.


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:17 | 2313850 knightowl77
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..." It's the highlest level of fiduciary responsibility (a responsibility taken seriously)"


it is your highest ethical responsibility to lie if it helps your client? Are you listening to yourself? It is moral and ethical to lie if it helps your client....BULLSHIT...


Helping your client with lies means that you are screwing someone else over who probably has done nothing your pathetic world whoever lies the best is the most ethical....TOTAL Complete BullShit....


The legal profession was supposed to be honesty, truth, facts and justice...You claim that truth and facts are irrelevant...I HATE LAWYERS

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 15:54 | 2314338 Arthor Bearing
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You clearly have an axe to grind, you should work out the problems in your own life instead of projecting them onto internet message boards. If you had a good advocate on your side you would be able to defend against a liar or fraudulent huckster. It's a jungle out there big guy. Get somebody on your side who isn't just trying to take money from you. All lawyers aren't created equally.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 17:07 | 2314600 knightowl77
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Having been sued multiple times - yes, lawyers taking cases on contingenicies saying whatever pops into their little minds, while my lawyer just charges $250.00 an hour to refute the crap the lawyer for the other side spews....


Seriously there is no consequence to a lawyer that lies...or gets continuance after continuance.....if lawyers could only tell the truth there would be a lot fewer cases tried in the courts....If contingencies were not allowed then people like me would not have to spend thousands and thousands of dollars to defend baseless cases,,,

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 18:02 | 2314741 Arthor Bearing
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Saying there are "no consequences" is bogus, when I was talking about lawyers lying I meant it primarily in terms of defending claims. There are rules against making spurious claims and sanctions which can be applied to offending lawyers and if they are not being upheld in your jurisdiction than don't complain to me about it, talk to the judges and politicians who can actually do something for you. Bitching about a particular lawyer or litigant in your life misses the point entirely and doesn't do anything to solve the problem.

The legal system is a mess just like it was in ancient Athens before that civilization collapsed. It's not because of lawyers but because there are no people of principle who won't tolerate stealing. That's you and people like you. It's just like the politicians; it's easy to bitch about them, but where are the bright principled people to take their place? They aren't in politics because nobody wants them there, the electorate wants tools who can read a soundbite off of a teleprompter and lay on a sharp smile.

Besides, I already said I don't do litigation for exactly those moral issues you are pointing out, the conflicts between the needs of the clients and the lawyers' interests. I am not the person to complain to. Maybe people enjoy suing you because you are such a stubborn and unpleasant person?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:03 | 2313483 GeezerGeek
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I wonder if those rating clergy poorly have had any experience with a member of the clergy, or if they just imbibe and regurgitate the sensationalistic MSM stories. Not that there aren't plenty of hypocrites among the clergy, but we're all flawed. I doubt that the clergy is any more flawed than the rest of us.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:55 | 2312955 knightowl77
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It is NO one's job to LIE....lawyers have NO morals

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:29 | 2313333 SgtShaftoe
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Cops lie as part of their job.  I can't believe they are that far up the list.  I have alot of LE friends.  Let's just say, it ain't what it used to be.  They should be down towards the real estate agents. 

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:13 | 2313535 Arthor Bearing
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How old are you?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:48 | 2314022 knightowl77
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old enough to be sued 5 times by lawyers that lie repeatedly....old enough to have my life turned upside down by lawyers that will say anything that comes to mind to get money out of my pockets...defended by other lawyers who get paid $250.00 an hour, and who think nothing of stringing cases out longer and longer so their fees go up....


Old enough to know Shakespeare was right and that all the lawyers are the lowest piece of trash on earth...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:07 | 2313240 Hopeless for Change
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You are shocked that lawyers rank so low when it comes to HONESTY and ETHICS when it's their job to actively and knowingly lie for their client?   Or was that you changing your mind in the middle of typing out your post?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:05 | 2313492 Arthor Bearing
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It's called an adversarial legal system, competing theories or interpretations of a set of facts (which are threshed out through the rules of evidence) determine whetehr there is enough certainty of whether a crime or monetary injury has occurred to justify a legal intervention. Since most people are not skilled enough with the rules of law to do that themselves, they hire lawyers to fill his or her shoes and say what he or she would say if he or she knew the rules and language of the courts. So it is the lawyer's job to act as the client would, according to the client's directions. It's the highlest level of fiduciary responsibility (a responsibility taken seriously unlike the finance world's pathetic appropriation of the term "fiduciary").

Ignorant angry people like to oversimplify things and say "LYING BAD" but the adversarial common law system has been developing since the dawn of Western Civilization in ancient Greece, so you should show some humility before making such a clumsy criticism.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:43 | 2312888 Hobbleknee
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Why wait 10 years?  Let's use "politician" like it's a swear word now.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:32 | 2313127 rosiescenario
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Yes, they only screw one person at a time, unlike the banksters..

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:44 | 2313167 aerojet
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I know, but car salespeople have a bad rap for a reason.  "Let me check with my manager."  I bought a used Honda a couple years ago and the sale part went okay, but the incessant attempts to upsell and cross-sell me shit I didn't need or want just about drove me insane!  Fuck off and die already! (not you)

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:16 | 2312783 LongBallsShortBrains
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What about child mOlesters and drug dealers?????

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:28 | 2312832 carguym14
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They left them off because they ranked higher than the politicians.....

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:19 | 2313864 knightowl77
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better than lawyers

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:35 | 2313066 Normalcy Bias
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I can't believe Accountants were ranked so highly, as the vast majority of them are now paid for the express purpose of misrepresenting the truth.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:25 | 2313311 NotApplicable
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I want to believe...

I want to believe...

I want to believe...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:05 | 2313498 GeezerGeek
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It's called creative accounting.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:13 | 2313270 Dburn
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Douche Bags should rate at the top. At least they have a utilitarian function thart all agree is needed.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:07 | 2313510 GeezerGeek
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That is a hobby, not a profession.

And where on the list do we put Ron Payl? With the Physicians or the Congrecritters?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:06 | 2312738 SilverRhino
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BANKERS should be at the bottom of that list.  

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:08 | 2312744 jus_lite_reading
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>>"Bernanke assures you that their books are not cooked."<<

PS. Even if they are cooked, he'll print whatever ponzi cash is needed to make it all better!! ZERO RISK!! 

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:53 | 2312944 Seer
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Might be cheaper to print a couple of dollar bills for people to place over their eyes, kind of like with 3-D glasses or something...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:10 | 2312760 4realmoney
Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:57 | 2312687 ABG LINE
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Police officers have ethics? Ha Ha!

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:02 | 2312721 TapperIsTicked
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and guns so you don't forget it.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:04 | 2312723 vast-dom
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yeah that's a funny list.


and a lot of those professions are doing essentially similar work with varying degrees of intelligence at differnet income brackets, if you get my drift.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:39 | 2312868 dhengineer
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Very true, especially if hookers were included in the list...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:03 | 2312725 Shizzmoney
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The older ones, like my father, do.  Of course, they filled out reports by hand, not by computer, so they didn't have the URGE to report everything and flip out over the littiest of things. 

But the younger cops are being trained in a military style now...there's an obvious reason for that.  That's why they act like such dickheads, and have itchy triggger fingers. 

Congress should be down there...but there's a reason why they, and other professions, are down there. 

Corporate corruption, pure and simple.

When a man is paid well to NOT observe the truth, who is the scoundrel?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:57 | 2312962 Seer
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The reason is because TPTB are getting antsier.

"Corporate corruption, pure and simple."

And consider that private companies are increasingly approaching state govts to manage their prison systems and basing such proposals on a guaranteed stocking rate.  Just think about what this means!

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:50 | 2313708 Cathartes Aura
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add to this the private corporations using prison labour to add to their bottom lines,

Human rights organizations, as well as political and social ones, are condemning what they are calling a new form of inhumane exploitation in the United States, where they say a prison population of up to 2 million - mostly Black and Hispanic - are working for various industries for a pittance. For the tycoons who have invested in the prison industry, it has been like finding a pot of gold. They don't have to worry about strikes or paying unemployment insurance, vacations or comp time. All of their workers are full-time, and never arrive late or are absent because of family problems; moreover, if they don't like the pay of 25 cents an hour and refuse to work, they are locked up in isolation cells.

and one might say amrka is FoxConn'd.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:08 | 2312743 mayhem_korner
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Police officers have ethics? Ha Ha!


Guessin' you're not a cop, then.  Prolly not a nurse, funeral director, high school teacher, clergy, or any of the ones whose rating is above 50%...

So where do you think you would rank on that list?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:22 | 2312814 Robot Traders Mom
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It doesn't matter where he is at, he obviously doesn't have a license to fuck with people because he was picked on as a kid...


Cops are the hall monitors of our society. There to raise revenue and help their own insecurities...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:30 | 2312837 mayhem_korner
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Missed the point, RTM.  Forget the labels/groups.  Look at it introspectively. 

Where would you be on the scale?  Which groups are you more ethical than - and would that be true of every single member in that group?

No one likes it when someone bring a mirror to the party.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:43 | 2312893 dhengineer
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We just moved to a small town in upstate NY.  Our new next-door neighbor told us that two of her high school classmates are on the local police force.  She just shook her head slowly and said, "I can't believe that they gave those guys guns and badges..."

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:12 | 2312765 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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Police are more trusted than journalists.  Working as intended.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:39 | 2312872 killallthefiat
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I am glad that door openers, aka, realtors are getting some recognition finally.  Just above lawyers

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:57 | 2312963 knightowl77
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big city cops, probably not.....rural America probably yes

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:35 | 2313354 SgtShaftoe
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Exactly, if they had ethics, they wouldn't be a cop, or if they were, they'd be working for a constitutional sheriff's department, or be fired by the dept.  So they're either a completely ignorant monkeys, or working towards elevating they're frequent traitor status.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:57 | 2312689 ArkansasAngie
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The answer is clear ... we need to clean house in Washington in order to restore confidence and the rule of law.

We know the market and the government is rigged by con men.  Regime change starts at home.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:03 | 2312727 LawsofPhysics
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Right, but no more candidates from either "party".  Recognize all their funding sources for what they are, a single party for the banks, by the banks.  Ron Paul 2012.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:03 | 2312994 Seer
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Which SET of laws are you advocating?

When has there EVER been people in power that have NOT placed themselves above others?  I'm afraid that you're asking for something that isn't possible.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:28 | 2313106 ArkansasAngie
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Let's start with the magna carta

How about knowingly putting false documents into court?

How about co-mingling client funds?


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:57 | 2312690 Death and Gravity
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OT: AAPL was up 3% yesterday, and up 2% since open this morning. That hopium is uncut, industral strength shit, man.

brb, putting on shorts.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:06 | 2312736 Village Smithy
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Don't short anything until the train has definitively left the tracks. Until then it's just going faster and higher.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:29 | 2313328 NotApplicable
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Bernanke stole the handle

And the train it won't stop going

You know it couldn't slow down

No it couldn't slow down

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:58 | 2312691 Byte Me
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You mean, they actually got a POSITIVE score??


Saaaad man.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:04 | 2312728 Death and Gravity
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Anything under 50 should considered negative.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:10 | 2312754 mayhem_korner
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So no one but those in one of the categories above that mark is trustworthy?  Does that include any of us?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:10 | 2313030 Seer
Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:58 | 2312693 asteroids
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Congress had its chance when the banks went to them for $800B. Fear and greed overtook moral conviction. This is the result. Not too surprising, is it?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:02 | 2312718 Dermasolarapate...
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CEOs' take-home pay climbs on stock awards


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:58 | 2312695 Benedict Farse
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That is, coincidently, the % rank of the types of people I'd like to have sexual intercourse with.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:01 | 2312710 Sockeye
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I see your logic and agree, except for funeral director.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:58 | 2312696 I am a Man I am...
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Clergy, laughing my ass off.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:13 | 2312764 spentCartridge
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USA for ya!



Tue, 04/03/2012 - 09:59 | 2312697 fadgadget
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i'm surprised by the police being ranked so high.  every officer i've ever known had a very maleable concept of honesty and integrity.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:01 | 2312711 Gully Foyle
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A good enemy is better than a wishywashy friend.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 13:57 | 2313738 Cathartes Aura
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frank?  frank tovey?  we knew you'd be back. . .

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:00 | 2312701 CvlDobd
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The police in spot 5? WTF?!!!!!

The propaganda is working.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:20 | 2313067 rufusbird
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Well, there is a slight difference between what people will admit publically and what they really think...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:00 | 2313746 Cathartes Aura
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it makes sense when you realise the pharma prescribers are in top positions. . .


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:03 | 2312707 GOSPLAN HERO
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Many Americans suck-up to cops.


Cops are not your friends.



Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:03 | 2312995 knightowl77
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unless they are your friends.....I have known hundreds of cops in my lifetime....probably 12 have been bad (real bad), but the majority I would invite in to my home...

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:17 | 2313059 BooMushroom
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As in Russian roulette, it doesn't matter how many times it goes well. If you get a single bad one, game over.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:01 | 2312708 Gully Foyle
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Fuck we are DOOMED!

Exclusive: Doctors cheated on exams

For years, doctors around the country taking an exam to become board certified in radiology have cheated by memorizing test questions, creating sophisticated banks of what are known as "recalls," a CNN investigation has found.

The recall exams are meticulously compiled by radiology residents, who write down the questions after taking the test, in radiology programs around the country, including some of the most prestigious programs in the U.S.

"It's been going on a long time, I know, but I can't give you a date," said Dr. Gary Becker, executive director of the American Board of Radiology (ABR), which oversees the exam that certifies radiologists.


( Can't find the article about med students hiring people to take exams for them.)

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:10 | 2312751 SilverRhino
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There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with people working together to make a question bank towards the exams.  That is not cheating; that is studying for the test.  Cheating is carrying the answers in with you to the testing center.  

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 22:31 | 2315289 MeelionDollerBogus
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The sensible response is the keep changing the questions so the concepts are the same but the answers are not. The reason to bank the questions is to memorize the answers & have no skill in producing them. The answer-bank surely follows the question-bank & the thinking-capacity involved keeps dropping. This means real-world situations are constantly faced by people with no ability to handle them because a test is only a test.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:15 | 2313052 Seer
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Actually, aren't these folks just a front for Big Pharma?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:10 | 2313251 failure to perform
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Just to add my 2. Nurses, overworked and understaffed - lie and commit errors all the time- Doctors listen to the handlers (insurance and hospital) no integrity.

I'm thinking funeral directors may have the most integrity.

BTW I just settled a med mal case 4 nurses and 4 doctors lied. How "good" was my case you ask? Within 5 days of filing they wanted to settle- this was for my then 4 yr. old daughter.

13,000 people are killed monthly due to errors, preventable infections, and negligence. This can only be estimated, because the findings are based on the 2% of errors that are reported from medicare and medicaid. Nobody cares until they see it for themselves. FOLKS pay attention- 1 in 3 admissions into a hospital results in an error!

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 12:10 | 2313253 Dburn
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Commissioned Salespeople (1099s)

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:07 | 2313788 Cathartes Aura
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favoured, legalised drug dealers.


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:01 | 2312712 Rainman
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There are no stockbrokers anymore, just order entry clerks.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:02 | 2312715 Seasmoke
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actually after nurses i dont trust any of them......i mean seriously its scary how fraudulent this country is .....police in 5th HAHA , that tells you all you need to know

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:02 | 2312717 LawsofPhysics
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Let me know when there is a serious move to hang those at the bottom of this list.  Until then, it will remain the same as it ever was.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:05 | 2312735 yogibear
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They would sell their own mother to the highest contributor.

Most believe the citizens work for them rather than the other way around. 

By these sham artist getting re-elected each time it proves their point. Citizens are stupid therefore we know what's better.

The US government is the best money can buy.


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:07 | 2312739 JustObserving
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Journalists are ranked below building contractors.  Many have realized that the mainstream media is owned and controlled. Time for these journalists to find a honest job - honest bloggers have replaced you.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:17 | 2313057 Seer
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Is there even such a thing as "journalist" any more?  Aren't they all nothing but talking heads? (talking about the MSM)

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:07 | 2312742 chunga
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That says a lot about how much "ethics" and "honesty" are valued these days.

Nurses get paid shit.

Bill Would Require CEOs Get Drug Tested If Company Gets Loans, Grants Or Tax Credits From State

"Bipartisan group of representatives would mandate substance abuse testing for 'corporate welfare' recipients"

Off topic? On topic? I don't know.

Who cares.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:21 | 2313070 Seer
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Rep. McMillin is against testing welfare recipients for drugs, but said if that plan goes through, then executives getting “corporate welfare” also should be drug tested.

I really do appreciate these people pointing out the absurdities.  And interesting that these are Republicans, I would have thought that this would have been a ploy by Democrats.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:12 | 2313812 Cathartes Aura
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I'm down with testing the congress critters for drugs too. . . oh, and lobbyists! 

if piss tests are required for job apps in amrka, make them across the board - all men created equal and such, yeah.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:09 | 2312745 GrinandBearit
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What a bogus list.  Pharmacists are 2nd?  They kill more people than anyone dishing out their toxic pills and poisons.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:16 | 2312782 Zero Govt
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i'm wondering what 'car sales people' did to anyone to enjoy being ranked lower than even bankers ...boy have they got an image problem!!

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:22 | 2313081 Seer
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They're human shields for the bankers :-)

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:18 | 2312791 556nato
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Pharmacists are the middlemen in the transaction idiot.  They don't dispense medication without a prescription to a wiling party.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:18 | 2312795 beaker
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Well stated, Grin.  Let's add the fucking doctors that prescribe painkillers, too. THey should offer coupons for rehab clinics with them.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:41 | 2313157 takinthehighway
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Tell ya what, Jack...I'll give you my pain. With this rectal cancer, it feels like some big strong guy has run his arm up my asshole, grabbed a fistful of whatever he could reach, and is trying to pull it out. That doesn't include the pain from the constipation caused in part by trying to pass crap through a hole about the size of a #2 pencil. Without the pain meds, life is miserable. I'll gladly take the chance of addiction over the reality of 24/7 pain every time - and you would too.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 14:17 | 2313847 Cathartes Aura
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pharma-cysts are revered man, everyone's waiting for their man. . .

(tho' they're holding quite a bit more that $26 in their hand nowadays)

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:13 | 2312767 Mark701
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They forgot to rate the SCOTUS. I'm fairly certain the Roberts court would be less popular than congress and just slightly above bat guano. Oh, wait, can I be strip searched for saying that?

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:13 | 2312768 Zero Govt
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I'm sure the politicians can really turn this Titanic around (gulp)'s not like them to thieve the publics money, bankrupt the country and retire to the Carribbean puffing on a fat cigar content with ruining whole nations (throughout history)

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:13 | 2312773 crawldaddy
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first rule in america. Never trust anyone in the suit. The nicer the suit, the more you should be wary.

Just like never trust a handiman or contractor that pulls up to your house in a 40k truck, trust the old guy who pulls up in the 10 year old truck.


Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:18 | 2312797 mayhem_korner
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I think the mantra on this thread is don't trust anyone.  I wonder if ZH wasn't anonymous if we would trust one another.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:21 | 2313074 BooMushroom
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We DON'T trust each other. That's why we're anonymous :D

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 11:33 | 2313132 mayhem_korner
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+1 for being honest about being untrustworthy.

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:37 | 2312861 Rainman
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correct.....and they always wear the tie when they gotta lie !

Tue, 04/03/2012 - 10:15 | 2312780 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Why not cut to the chase and put hookers, coke dealers and felons into the mix. Then you get some serious relative values. All three would be higher on the list than congress and one of them might even do better than nurses.

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