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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:38 AM
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Heard on C-SPAN this morning
A caller from California chimed in: "If we abort Republican babies, the crime rate will be reduced."
Moderator then said, "You're paraphrasing the comment by Bill Bennett."

:rofl:
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redwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:39 AM
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1. Also, the stupid rate will go down
tee hee
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:39 AM
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2. He's right. White collar crime hurts society far more than any other crime
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:07 AM
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5. White Collar Crime is FAR more damaging than street crime...
The most common white-collar offenses include: antitrust violations, computer/internet fraud, credit card fraud, phone/telemarketing fraud, bankruptcy fraud, healthcare fraud, environmental law violations, insurance fraud, mail fraud, government fraud, tax evasion, financial fraud, securities fraud, insider trading, bribery, kickbacks, counterfeiting, public corruption, money laundering, embezzlement, economic espionage, and trade secret theft (see definitions at bottom). According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, white-collar crime is estimated to cost the United States more than $300 billion annually.

excerpt from -- http://www.law.cornell.edu/topics/white_collar.html

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Criminology and Criminal Justice focus on crimes on the streets and give passing mention to crimes in the suites, even though all the research indicates that white collar crimes cost far more than street crime. Unfortunately, the government collects almost no data on the toll taken by corporate crimes, even though there are annual reports on street crime from the FBI and the National Crime Victimization Survey. There's enough of it, though, that Fortune magazine had a cover story: Send Them To Jail <3/13/2002> - "They lie; they cheat; they steal and they've been getting away with it for too long." Rather than go to jail, corporations sponsored tough on crime laws that help a variety of industries from private prisons to telephone companies to construction and prison supply. Three strikes does not apply to corporate 'citizens' who continue to be called before Congress to testify, while convicted felons loose their right to vote. Corporate tax breaks and subsidies are not considered 'welfare' or even 'aid to dependent corporations.' Further, corporate crime isn't covered on TV news, reinforcing the idea that street crime is the only serious crime worth mentioning.

excerpt from-- http://www.paulsjusticepage.com/elite-deviance.htm
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:08 AM
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6. OMG!! I LOVE Paul's Justice Page
Edited on Fri Sep-30-05 11:09 AM by nothingshocksmeanymo
Been a loyal reader for several years!
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 12:26 PM
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10. Yes Paul's Justice Page is good
He is a professor at Eastern Mich Univ. Here is a book recommended on Paul's website that looks like a good one--I'm going to get it:

The Corporation : The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power (Paperback) by Joe Bakan pub March 1, 2005

Bakan, an internationally recognized legal scholar and professor of law at the University of British Columbia, takes a powerful stab at the most influential institution of our time, the corporation. As a legal entity, a corporation has as its edict one and only one goal, to create profits for its shareholders, without legal or moral obligation to the welfare of workers, the environment, or the well-being of society as a whole. Corporations have successfully hijacked governments, promoting free-market solutions to virtually all of the concerns of human endeavor. Competition and self-interest dominate, and other aspects of human nature, such as creativity, empathy, and the ability to live in harmony with the earth, are suppressed and even ridiculed. Bakan believes that, like Communism, this ideological order cannot last and that corporate rule must be challenged to bring balance and revive the values of democracy, social justice, equality, and compassion. This eye-opening look at a system "programmed to exploit others for profit" has been made into a provocative film documentary that could be the next Bowling for Columbine. David Siegfried
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/074324746...
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:44 AM
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3. Millions Of Repugnican Babies Are Aborted Each Year...
By sensible women who refuse to have sex with Repugnican men. They abort the possibility of being let down and bored.

This is where being Pro-Choice is also being pro-life!

:rofl:
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 10:48 AM
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4. With the absence of future republicans we will NO LONGER have ...
deficits, tax cuts to the rich, corporate control of our government, destruction to the environment, elimination of endangered species, polluted water, polluted air, invalid and fraudulent elections, illegal wars, 'intelligent design' in class rooms, etc. and most of all NO MORE bushes.
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Spike from MN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:12 AM
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7. If I'm not mistaken, that caller called in on the Repug line too.
Give 'em a double-whammy. Good for him. I laughed like hell when I heard that call. Besides, the dude is right.
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Bethany Rockafella Donating Member (916 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:13 AM
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8. The moderator was Brian Lamb.
I can't believe he actually responded that way, I guess he is upset by it too.
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Imagevision Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:29 AM
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9. Correction: "If we abort Republican babies, the world would be a better
safer place in which to live.
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