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Joe Chi Minh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-12-08 11:31 AM
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20. I hope Obama adopts Robert Reich's list of measures in relation to
Edited on Wed Nov-12-08 11:33 AM by KCabotDullesMarxIII
conditions for the financial bail-outs, retrospectively, or better still, retroactively. To allow them to complete rip-off of the public, without the public ever even knowing where the money went, would, in effect, be to reward criminality, on a scarcely imaginable scale. The Big Lie is bad enough but the Big Plunder of succeeding generations would surely be unconscionable. /

Apparently, it is what is happening in India, thanks to the ministrations of Novartis, Monsanto, or what ever else they call themselves now. Peasant farmers are committing suicide in large numbers, because of being saddled with unpayable debts to Monsanto, on the back of promises of glorious harvests, and, of course, the use of the aptly-named Terminator seeds. /

Here's the main page on Monsanto:
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  -American Express requests 3.5 billion bailout Lumpsum  Nov-12-08 10:35 AM   #0 
  - Why would they be under??  skooooo   Nov-12-08 10:37 AM   #1 
  - Think about what you just said!  ben_meyers   Nov-12-08 10:43 AM   #6 
  - They aren't able to pay because of excessive late fees and interest. Credit card companies and  Raschel   Nov-12-08 11:10 AM   #14 
  - I Agree  RobinA   Nov-12-08 11:19 AM   #15 
     - They claim it takes a mailed payment ten days to reach them.  Raschel   Nov-12-08 11:26 AM   #18 
        - As far as I know, 'they' are in posession of the payment the moment the envelope is canceled.  kgfnally   Nov-12-08 09:06 PM   #59 
  - Fine print indeed. So the credit card companies have managed to  happydreams   Nov-12-08 02:28 PM   #40 
  - They Have Delayed Accounts, Too  Crisco   Nov-12-08 08:27 PM   #52 
  - I can NOT believe that on a site like this  TwixVoy   Nov-12-08 05:24 PM   #45 
     - And that is the fault of AMEX  kgfnally   Nov-12-08 09:08 PM   #60 
  - Are they going to forgive some of the debts of their cardholders?  BrentTaylor   Nov-12-08 10:37 AM   #2 
  - You would think they would have to forgive the people who are bailing them out.  Raschel   Nov-12-08 11:28 AM   #19 
  - So the money people can't pay is taken out in taxes to fill AE's  happydreams   Nov-12-08 02:32 PM   #42 
  - Why should they?  WriteDown   Nov-12-08 11:56 AM   #27 
     - Why should they? Because they're getting free money from me and taxpayers who never charged  Raschel   Nov-12-08 01:23 PM   #34 
        - The reason they "need" the money...  WriteDown   Nov-12-08 02:03 PM   #36 
           - Those defaults aren't always due to  liberalhistorian   Nov-12-08 04:45 PM   #44 
           - I Have AmEx + Two Charge Cards  Crisco   Nov-12-08 08:30 PM   #54 
           - Well I "need" the money too. Why should I have to give them mine? I didn't charge a dang thing.  Raschel   Nov-12-08 06:49 PM   #47 
           - THey need to make better decisions on extending credit. They picked poorly.  mbperrin   Nov-12-08 07:56 PM   #49 
              - You're right. And greed was the reason they gave out credit like mad.  Raschel   Nov-12-08 08:20 PM   #50 
  - No, the taxpayers shouldn't foot the bill for any corporation seeking expansion.  sinkingfeeling   Nov-12-08 10:38 AM   #3 
  - Oh, oh! I want a bailout too!  htuttle   Nov-12-08 10:38 AM   #4 
  - Can they get any greedier? nt  babylonsister   Nov-12-08 10:41 AM   #5 
  - Threre greed knows no limits  autorank   Nov-12-08 10:51 AM   #11 
     - Threre Greed?  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-12-08 02:30 PM   #41 
  - Bailout request - well there's no surprise  edwardlindy   Nov-12-08 10:45 AM   #7 
  - They want the $$$ "to directly invest in financial firms"  av8rdave   Nov-12-08 10:46 AM   #8 
  - Me Too  RobinA   Nov-12-08 11:24 AM   #17 
  - If AmEx wants more money, let them raise Cindy Lou's interest rate above zero. nt  No Surrender   Nov-12-08 10:47 AM   #9 
  - Woo Woo " on board," train to Bailout City leaving in  azurnoir   Nov-12-08 10:48 AM   #10 
  - How do I apply for a bailout?  Juan_de_la_Dem   Nov-12-08 10:54 AM   #12 
  - Well, for starters, change your name to "Bank of Juan_de_la_Dem" (nt)  KansDem   Nov-12-08 08:42 PM   #56 
  - They are a HUGE GOP contributor. I vote nay. nt  onehandle   Nov-12-08 11:10 AM   #13 
  - Eight years on the Bush gravy train and  asjr   Nov-12-08 11:20 AM   #16 
  - I hope Obama adopts Robert Reich's list of measures in relation to  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-12-08 11:31 AM   #20 
  - Me to AmEx: Nope.  HawkeyeX   Nov-12-08 11:43 AM   #21 
  - Fine then  blackbart99   Nov-12-08 11:44 AM   #22 
  - Just. Say. No.  Owl   Nov-12-08 11:46 AM   #23 
  - lining up at the trough  shanti   Nov-12-08 11:46 AM   #24 
  - Where do I submit my request for a bailout? I don't need nearly that much.  no limit   Nov-12-08 11:50 AM   #25 
  - "no limit"? You might have trouble selling your idea with that name.  happydreams   Nov-12-08 02:33 PM   #43 
  - This is insane.  closeupready   Nov-12-08 11:55 AM   #26 
  - I GUARANTEE they'll get the money. They're rubber-stamping $$$ for financials right now. nt  Romulox   Nov-12-08 11:57 AM   #28 
  - What a coincidence  Marie26   Nov-12-08 11:57 AM   #29 
  - FUCK THEM!!! With their 300% fees and interest, again, FUCK THEM.  pattmarty   Nov-12-08 12:19 PM   #30 
  - Whiskey Tango Foxtrot  slackmaster   Nov-12-08 12:22 PM   #31 
  - It's free money.  bmbmd   Nov-12-08 12:47 PM   #32 
  - ## PLEASE DONATE TO DEMOCRATIC UNDERGROUND! ##  DU GrovelBot   Nov-12-08 12:47 PM   #33 
  - Do you take American Express? Or government bailout?  muriel_volestrangler   Nov-12-08 02:13 PM   #37 
  - Communist Right Wing Takeover  BluePatriot21   Nov-12-08 01:26 PM   #35 
  - dupe delete  Zorra   Nov-12-08 02:17 PM   # 
  - This company cheats thousands of people out of their money on  Zorra   Nov-12-08 02:17 PM   # 
  - dupe delete  Zorra   Nov-12-08 02:17 PM   #38 
  - OK, what am I missing?  elias7   Nov-12-08 02:24 PM   #39 
  - Dr. Fate requests a mere $50K bailout. Dr Fate not holding breath. n/t  Dr Fate   Nov-12-08 05:25 PM   #46 
  - Hey pay it in full each month, you losers!  Generator   Nov-12-08 07:51 PM   #48 
  - Fuck these CC companies. Don't give them shit.  pinniped   Nov-12-08 08:25 PM   #51 
  - sure = just as long as no executive, manager or director makes more  brandnewlaptop   Nov-12-08 08:30 PM   #53 
  - I too....  unkachuck   Nov-12-08 08:41 PM   #55 
  - Apparently membership really does have its privileges  KamaAina   Nov-12-08 08:47 PM   #57 
  - Fuck them in the ass with a tire iron...  Endangered Specie   Nov-12-08 08:58 PM   #58 

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