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calimary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-03-11 06:00 PM
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17. You study, weigh the available options that fit with your philosophy. Don't be silent.
Let the people you do business with - KNOW where you stand. Then you make your decision.

What happens when word gets around that there's a motorcycle cop hidden behind the big bushes around some driveway in the neighborhood on a street where people like to speed? People tend to slow up a little if they know there's a greater risk of getting a speeding ticket. They won't slow down because they know it's what they should do or because it's the law. They'll slow down because they're afraid of getting caught. That's the mentality of the 1%, corporate America, and all those who enable them. They don't do what they know they should do - unless they know there's a big and rather painful risk of getting caught. You have to make them do the proper or ethical or moral thing. They won't, if left to their own devices. They won't unless they're forced to. That's why we need regulations - which often entails watchdogs and guards and some other entity than the fox to be put in charge of guarding the hen-house. On a much smaller more personal scale, you're apt to be more of a deterrent to corner-cutting or unethical practices or slipshod treatment if it's known that someone's watching and keeping track. That someone could well be you. Heck, it should be every last one of us. Everywhere the schmucks turn around, they should be confronted by a watchdog or the suspicion that a watchdog is very nearby.
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  -They ARE getting scared at Wells Fargo. calimary  Dec-03-11 02:50 PM   #0 
  - I feel sorry for the workers, but never, ever for Wells Fargo.  sabrina 1   Dec-03-11 02:54 PM   #1 
  - Absolutely. I tried very hard to drive that point home.  calimary   Dec-03-11 03:06 PM   #5 
  - Newt Gingrinch would hire ten-year-olds to do that work. nt  valerief   Dec-03-11 05:06 PM   #11 
  - And Flush Limpballs would DO the ten-year olds that do that work.  Raster   Dec-03-11 06:05 PM   #18 
     - Yep, that scum would in a heartbeat. nt  valerief   Dec-04-11 12:40 AM   #29 
  - + a brazillion!  Enthusiast   Dec-04-11 03:49 AM   #33 
  - I figured they were evil years ago  DissedByBush   Dec-03-11 11:51 PM   #26 
  - I've seen ads from small banks hinting that they aren't the big bad bail out taking banks  Liberal_in_LA   Dec-03-11 03:00 PM   #2 
  - My bank is financially conservative  DissedByBush   Dec-03-11 11:53 PM   #27 
  - When Occupy Lexington, Ky camped out at Chase, they knew  alfredo   Dec-03-11 03:04 PM   #3 
  - I saw you  femrap   Dec-03-11 03:08 PM   #7 
     - I wish I could spend more time there. My arthritis keeps me  alfredo   Dec-03-11 06:52 PM   #21 
        - Thx for the photos...  femrap   Dec-03-11 10:47 PM   #24 
           - It's a good town. Glad I moved there.  alfredo   Dec-03-11 11:19 PM   #25 
  - I am a former Wells Fargo agent.  stevedeshazer   Dec-03-11 03:06 PM   #4 
  - +1  sarcasmo   Dec-03-11 05:47 PM   #14 
  - Their WV billing center has been sold. I wonder if the workers  alfredo   Dec-03-11 06:54 PM   #22 
  - Right.....nice is nice....even crooks can be nice.  Magoo48   Dec-04-11 08:51 AM   #44 
  - Same at Chase  Turbineguy   Dec-03-11 03:07 PM   #6 
  - k&r  hwmnbn   Dec-03-11 03:09 PM   #8 
  - K&R  liberal from boston   Dec-04-11 10:30 AM   #52 
  - ha-ha love it  PuraVidaDreamin   Dec-03-11 03:36 PM   #9 
  - And then there was the news about the occupiers opening a cu in SF.  peacetalksforall   Dec-03-11 03:38 PM   #10 
  - Oh, dear, do I leave my two current local credit unions for the occupier credit union?  valerief   Dec-03-11 05:08 PM   #12 
     - If it works they'll open one in your community pretty soon  lunatica   Dec-03-11 05:53 PM   #16 
     - Beware the Saif effect... you know what I'm talking about.  tcaudilllg   Dec-04-11 04:44 AM   #35 
     - You study, weigh the available options that fit with your philosophy. Don't be silent.  calimary   Dec-03-11 06:00 PM   #17 
  - Well paper cuts is the most effective weapon if used succintly. nt  Hutzpa   Dec-03-11 05:16 PM   #13 
  - You bet yerass! Reminds me of one of the "Star Trek: The Next Generation" episodes  calimary   Dec-03-11 05:48 PM   #15 
     - I found that the people working at the local credit union I joined  ThomThom   Dec-04-11 08:33 AM   #43 
  - I reallly liked my branch staff but I switched any way. Sure, they might treat ME better  Luminous Animal   Dec-03-11 06:23 PM   #19 
  - Same here.  zinnisking   Dec-04-11 10:29 AM   #51 
  - I just left Wells Fargo in support of OWS  tavalon   Dec-03-11 06:41 PM   #20 
  - +1  AllyCat   Dec-04-11 02:28 PM   #59 
  - As I wrote on the other thread you mentioned...  tex-wyo-dem   Dec-03-11 08:35 PM   #23 
  - Similar at my local bank.  Left coast liberal   Dec-04-11 12:04 AM   #28 
  - Ain't THAT the truth!  TygrBright   Dec-04-11 12:54 AM   #30 
  - Think we all need some OWS 99% buttons --- good way to show our support -- !!  defendandprotect   Dec-04-11 02:18 AM   #31 
  - You still need to move your money  Revlon10   Dec-04-11 02:27 AM   #32 
  - Bank local or use a credit union. Will never do business with big banks again. n/t  tcaudilllg   Dec-04-11 04:42 AM   #34 
  - US Bank practically forced overdraft on me.  aletier_v   Dec-04-11 04:46 AM   #36 
     - We keep this up, they'll close.  tcaudilllg   Dec-04-11 04:57 AM   #37 
  - They have become very solicitous  FlaGranny   Dec-04-11 05:03 AM   #38 
  - HUGE K & R !!!  WillyT   Dec-04-11 05:18 AM   #39 
  - You're lucky...every time I walk in to my branch they make me feel like I'm getting a huge favor  TK421   Dec-04-11 05:28 AM   #40 
  - I bank at Bank of America......  blueamy66   Dec-04-11 06:22 AM   #41 
  - Your making a mistake, I'm afraid. I hope it doesn't bite you in the...  keopeli   Dec-04-11 11:04 AM   #53 
  - I wish they were scared enough to stop using their own in house ratings  midnight   Dec-04-11 06:25 AM   #42 
  - They Lost My Mortgage This Year...  KharmaTrain   Dec-04-11 08:59 AM   #45 
  - Oooopzzz...  KharmaTrain   Dec-04-11 08:59 AM   #46 
  - Forcing opponents to react and respond on your terms is bang on.  snagglepuss   Dec-04-11 09:41 AM   #47 
  - Better be careful or you might end up as deep-fried calimary. LOL  bertman   Dec-04-11 09:47 AM   #48 
  - I'm in the process of a re-fi mostly so I can leave Wells Fargo.  MindPilot   Dec-04-11 10:02 AM   #49 
  - I had a very different experience with Citibank  tblue   Dec-04-11 10:06 AM   #50 
  - Thank you for this!  Fire Walk With Me   Dec-04-11 11:09 AM   #54 
  - Respect!  Fantastic Anarchist   Dec-04-11 11:36 AM   #55 
  - Regardless of the industry, good customer service wins every time  Gman   Dec-04-11 12:14 PM   #56 
  - Dream on.  GeorgeGist   Dec-04-11 12:56 PM   #57 
  - I bitched about Faux Snooze  libodem   Dec-04-11 01:04 PM   #58 
 

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