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depakid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-29-08 09:54 PM
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95. Ever delved into banking, lending or securities regulations?
Tax consequences of commerical or property transactions?

In America or abroad?

They're not particulary amenable to broad brush assumptions, let alone sarcastic ideological statements.

Smart individuals- or smart lawyers or businesspeople, have either been taught or have learned to recognize when they're confronted with issues like that, and knowing that they're out of their depth- won't go Palinesque, but instead will look to credible specialists for advise.

Leaders like Barck Obama, Gordon Brown and Kevin Rudd- they get it (Unlike Bush, Berlusconi et al.). While, as politicians they may have to take into account "mob rule" sentiments (which on the left and the right can sometimes run in surprisingly similar directions) -they also bear a responsibility not to burn all our houses down to purge the community (the financial system in this instance) of repulsive elements.

Of what some on this thread might call vermin. Anyone who's ever had animals with bad fleas or had roach infestations, etc. knows very well the sentiment.

Sometimes, ya just want to burn the place.

Over time though -throughout history, the people whose leaders didn't lose perspective came out more or less alright.

We have at least in the Wset- an emerging set of Damn good world leaders. Barack Obama can walk anywhere- Gordon "longpockets" Brown has shown immense leadership in times of trouble- and Kevin Rudd speaks fluent Mandarin, -all the while showing anyone who cared to listen- that he's both a diplomat- thoughtful and bold- as well as someone understands his country's needs.
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