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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-18-11 06:15 AM
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60. It has gotten to the point where it is beyond corruption.
It is now expected that the rich and powerful will be protected from the law by the very same agencies that are suppose to prosecute them. They have no fear and no restrictions. The idle rich will do what they want, when they want to whom they want. And the whole Justice system will be rallied to protect them.

It use to be there was some semblance of law and order. Now, they don't even pretend to prosecute the idle rich, corporate aristocracy and Oligarchs.

I'm surprised anyone follows the law anymore. If it can not be used to prosecute the worst crimes of the rich and powerful, what's the use of having laws at all?

The Dancing Supremes are a joke, they take bribes and decide cases in favor of their friends and political pals. The President authorized torture and bragged about in his book. The Congress abdicates its responsibility to Impeach, declare war and control the Supreme Court. Yet nothing ever will happen to them. Nothing will ever happen to the thousands of con artists and thieves revolving through the doors of our government. It is happening at the federal level and at the state level.

Each successive administration picks up the well worn role of enabler and accessory to the crime after the fact. No one prosecutes the privileged.

When the working class starts disregarding the laws as easily as the idle rich do, the whole system will come down.
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  -SEC may have destroyed documents, senator says cal04  Aug-17-11 03:59 PM   #0 
  - Really..  Historic NY   Aug-17-11 04:04 PM   #1 
  - I would not be surprised, not at all. n/t  RKP5637   Aug-17-11 04:05 PM   #2 
  - Honestly? I would be surprised if they had NOT actively obstructed their own investigations.  JackRiddler   Aug-23-11 04:18 PM   #83 
  - Oh what a tangled web we weave. When first we practice to deceive. -  dixiegrrrrl   Aug-17-11 04:06 PM   #3 
  - In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to see it having extended far beyond the SEC. I think  RKP5637   Aug-17-11 04:16 PM   #8 
  - My opinion also, RKP5637  JDPriestly   Aug-17-11 08:07 PM   #34 
  - the level of corruption is mind-boggling  marions ghost   Aug-17-11 08:54 PM   #38 
  - It has gotten to the point where it is beyond corruption.  fasttense   Aug-18-11 06:15 AM   #60 
     - Only people at lower socio-economic levels are caught and prosecuted  marions ghost   Aug-19-11 01:56 PM   #80 
     - Correct. This is a feudal society. The people must pay (rentier) tribute to the aristocracy.  JackRiddler   Aug-23-11 04:20 PM   #84 
  - evidence tampering used to be a crime (NT)  The Wizard   Aug-18-11 02:03 AM   #54 
  - Unfortunately, I must agree with you  Sherman A1   Aug-18-11 04:22 AM   #57 
  - we won't even start  shanti   Aug-17-11 05:09 PM   #16 
  - THANKS! for this very appropriate reminder!! The 9/11 Commission Report =  patrice   Aug-18-11 11:09 AM   #67 
  - Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone Magazine ...  aggiesal   Aug-17-11 06:38 PM   #27 
  - Thanks -- !!  defendandprotect   Aug-17-11 06:51 PM   #29 
  - this story deserves its own thread  shanti   Aug-18-11 01:03 PM   #75 
  - Here's a link to that thread ...  aggiesal   Aug-18-11 01:21 PM   #76 
     - thank you, sir!  shanti   Aug-18-11 01:57 PM   #77 
  - Did you catch the outrageous Taibbi attack thread?  JackRiddler   Aug-23-11 04:21 PM   #85 
  - a place where GREED is king  Amonester   Aug-17-11 11:08 PM   #47 
  - Sen. Levin's (Dem) committee has asked the DOJ  sabrina 1   Aug-17-11 04:06 PM   #4 
  - And Obama's Wall Street "team" continue to march us to the RIGHT -- !!!  defendandprotect   Aug-17-11 06:52 PM   #30 
     - Yes, and I think as long as Geithner remains as Treasury  sabrina 1   Aug-17-11 08:23 PM   #36 
        - Corruption couldn't be more out in the open ---  defendandprotect   Aug-17-11 11:31 PM   #49 
           - Yes, that is true. But who is going to go after them?  sabrina 1   Aug-18-11 02:35 PM   #79 
              - Gore just confirmed that: "Our Congress is under the control of OIL and COAL industries" ....  defendandprotect   Aug-19-11 04:24 PM   #81 
  - Uh-oh. Someone's going to get a sternly worded letter! nt  valerief   Aug-17-11 04:08 PM   #5 
  - And the whistleblower will get a lengthy prison sentence  hang a left   Aug-17-11 04:14 PM   #7 
     - Yep, punish the innocent, find some scapegoats, make examples of them,  RKP5637   Aug-17-11 04:19 PM   #10 
     - No good deed goes unpunished.  formercia   Aug-17-11 06:39 PM   #28 
     - under this administration..nt  xiamiam   Aug-17-11 11:15 PM   #48 
     - Well, this is America, after all. We're DINO--Democracy in Name Only. nt  valerief   Aug-18-11 12:00 PM   #73 
  - Hell, you bet they did  Warpy   Aug-17-11 04:10 PM   #6 
  - What can you do  Blue_Tires   Aug-17-11 04:28 PM   #11 
     - Revolving door, just like the MIC.  Lasher   Aug-17-11 08:12 PM   #35 
     - We have able mathematicians who can master this stuff.  JDPriestly   Aug-17-11 09:59 PM   #44 
  - Isn't this illegal?  KansDem   Aug-17-11 04:18 PM   #9 
  - IOKIYAR  Demeter   Aug-17-11 04:30 PM   #12 
  - Legal and illegal now are mere distinctions between class and wealth.  dixiegrrrrl   Aug-17-11 06:56 PM   #31 
  - They are so many in the game in the right spots/levels legality doesn't matter anymore. Legality  RKP5637   Aug-18-11 09:24 AM   #63 
  - Wall Street needs more than regulation  ldconfig   Aug-17-11 04:35 PM   #13 
  - CNBC is a joke of a show in itself IMO. They have a pretty lame lineup for talking heads. n/t  RKP5637   Aug-17-11 04:55 PM   #14 
  - son of a gun....  shanti   Aug-17-11 05:07 PM   #15 
  - How conveeeeniate!  Altoid_Cyclist   Aug-17-11 05:22 PM   #17 
  - I don't believe anything is really lost.  Glimmer of Hope   Aug-17-11 05:47 PM   #18 
  - Don't look for any asses to be fired.  jerseyjack   Aug-17-11 05:49 PM   #19 
  - Wait for it....."we're looking forward, not backward" nt  paparush   Aug-17-11 06:18 PM   #20 
  - Really Charles- it doesn't make sense to you? Are you 8 years old?  underpants   Aug-17-11 06:19 PM   #21 
  - Can anyone spell  nineteen50   Aug-17-11 06:23 PM   #22 
  - And the police state will disciple the non-players, the masses, that  RKP5637   Aug-18-11 09:28 AM   #64 
  - and you all thought that was just plain old confetti on new years.  Javaman   Aug-17-11 06:28 PM   #23 
  - Why am I not surprised -  jimlup   Aug-17-11 06:28 PM   #24 
  - Why aren't heads rolling yet?  Ready4Change   Aug-17-11 06:32 PM   #25 
  - You would need a strong DOJ & Att'y Gen'l, which we lack!  dmosh42   Aug-18-11 12:07 PM   #74 
  - it is interesting that chuckles the clown is a front man on this issue  madrchsod   Aug-17-11 06:34 PM   #26 
  - K7R...although it's hard to know if Grassley is trustworthy at this point...  KoKo   Aug-17-11 07:16 PM   #32 
  - This is what happens when you have a revolving door between business and agencies that regulate them  bulloney   Aug-17-11 07:23 PM   #33 
  - Hartmann said today -- ex Senator lobbyist ... $1 million a year -- !!!!  defendandprotect   Aug-17-11 11:32 PM   #50 
  - I am SO surprised! nt  Sarah Ibarruri   Aug-17-11 08:41 PM   #37 
  - Cut me some slack!...Laws, What phucking laws!Y'all never enforce!!!  goforit   Aug-17-11 09:14 PM   #39 
  - K&R n/t  DeSwiss   Aug-17-11 09:18 PM   #40 
  - Where the hell is Eric Holder ? Did he quit ? I can't tell.  russspeakeasy   Aug-17-11 09:48 PM   #41 
  - You're right -- he may be on vacation -- or in the office -- makes no difference !!!  defendandprotect   Aug-17-11 11:33 PM   #51 
  - Yeah..."may have"  NICO9000   Aug-17-11 09:50 PM   #42 
  - Yep, but its the rioter-types in London that are the scourge of society and source of "moral decay."  drokhole   Aug-17-11 09:52 PM   #43 
  - Another time I don't know what to say aside from WTF.  pam4water   Aug-17-11 10:50 PM   #45 
  - The weapons of mass destruction was the Bush administration.  Major Hogwash   Aug-17-11 10:53 PM   #46 
  - remember the S&L debacle  newspeak   Aug-18-11 11:11 AM   #68 
  - That figures.  0n1n3   Aug-17-11 11:53 PM   #52 
  - So they are lapdogs for paymasters. Whatever.  Rex   Aug-18-11 12:07 AM   #53 
  - Since at least 1993--Mary Schapiro was acting head of the SEC then.  No Elephants   Aug-18-11 02:23 AM   #55 
  - K&R  Firebrand Gary   Aug-18-11 04:03 AM   #56 
  - Time for the DOJ to go after baseball's steroid users!!!!1  Bluebear   Aug-18-11 04:46 AM   #58 
  - K&R  Pooka Fey   Aug-18-11 06:01 AM   #59 
  - If you have the money to buy the regulators you can get away...  Hubert Flottz   Aug-18-11 06:44 AM   #61 
  - K & R  orbitalman   Aug-18-11 07:09 AM   #62 
  - Sen. Chump Ghastly, didn't care what went on at the SEC when  Hubert Flottz   Aug-18-11 09:33 AM   #65 
  - They'll get their "Scooter" to take the fall & then it'll be business as usual. Plausible Deniabilit  patrice   Aug-18-11 09:37 AM   #66 
  - Such impudence never came my way!  KansDem   Aug-18-11 11:17 AM   #69 
  - In Germany that's 2 years jail-time.  DetlefK   Aug-18-11 11:18 AM   #70 
  - I think we are already a "Banana Republic"  newspeak   Aug-18-11 11:25 AM   #72 
  - Kicked and recommended.  Uncle Joe   Aug-18-11 11:21 AM   #71 
  - The BIGGEST part of the Cover-Up... The Bailout.  bvar22   Aug-18-11 02:32 PM   #78 
  - Kick in case anybody missed this. nt  woo me with science   Aug-23-11 03:16 PM   #82 

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