Simmering Resentment - You Thought Banks Were Unpopular

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Arthor Bearing's picture

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.

 

knightowl77's picture

..." 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 wrong...in 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

Arthor Bearing's picture

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.

knightowl77's picture

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,,,

Arthor Bearing's picture

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?

GeezerGeek's picture

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.

knightowl77's picture

It is NO one's job to LIE....lawyers have NO morals

SgtShaftoe's picture

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. 

knightowl77's picture

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...

Hopeless for Change's picture

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?

Arthor Bearing's picture

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.

Hobbleknee's picture

Why wait 10 years?  Let's use "politician" like it's a swear word now.

rosiescenario's picture

Yes, they only screw one person at a time, unlike the banksters..

aerojet's picture

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)

LongBallsShortBrains's picture

What about child mOlesters and drug dealers?????

carguym14's picture

They left them off because they ranked higher than the politicians.....

Normalcy Bias's picture

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.

NotApplicable's picture

I want to believe...

I want to believe...

I want to believe...

GeezerGeek's picture

It's called creative accounting.

Dburn's picture

Douche Bags should rate at the top. At least they have a utilitarian function thart all agree is needed.

GeezerGeek's picture

That is a hobby, not a profession.

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

SilverRhino's picture

BANKERS should be at the bottom of that list.  

jus_lite_reading's picture

>>"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!! 

Seer's picture

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...

ABG LINE's picture

Police officers have ethics? Ha Ha!

TapperIsTicked's picture

and guns so you don't forget it.

vast-dom's picture

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.

dhengineer's picture

Very true, especially if hookers were included in the list...

Shizzmoney's picture

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?

Seer's picture

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!

Cathartes Aura's picture

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.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8289

and one might say amrka is FoxConn'd.

mayhem_korner's picture

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?

Robot Traders Mom's picture

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...

mayhem_korner's picture

 

 

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.

dhengineer's picture

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..."

Bwahaha WAGFDSMB's picture

Police are more trusted than journalists.  Working as intended.

killallthefiat's picture

I am glad that door openers, aka, realtors are getting some recognition finally.  Just above lawyers

knightowl77's picture

big city cops, probably not.....rural America probably yes

SgtShaftoe's picture

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.

ArkansasAngie's picture

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.

LawsofPhysics's picture

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.

Seer's picture

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.

ArkansasAngie's picture

Let's start with the magna carta

How about knowingly putting false documents into court?

How about co-mingling client funds?

 

Death and Gravity's picture

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.

Village Smithy's picture

Don't short anything until the train has definitively left the tracks. Until then it's just going faster and higher.

NotApplicable's picture

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

Byte Me's picture

You mean, they actually got a POSITIVE score??

 

Saaaad man.