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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 07:46 AM
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The Ed Show - Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) - The banks own the Senate.
 
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destes Donating Member (246 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 08:31 AM
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1. Follow the money
It's easier to follow the slime and horror trail of an era bloomed in November 2000 if you identify the source.

Ed Schultz can take one to the trough of that seminal entity. The question to progressives lay in this, "Who, now, will drink?" and who among us can do so without inebriation from proximity to so much power?
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Patiod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:02 AM
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2. Another reason we should have taken over the failing banks
and not bailed them out.

Shameful.

I understand why banks would want Senators to vote against this bill, but why would any non-bank affiliated PERSON want their Senator to vote against the bill? How can Republicans and Conservatives and Freepers support this?

The only Dem vote I understand here is Carper (D-DelawareBanks), because there's no way you can be elected in Delaware without having your own DuPont-type money or the support of one of the state's only two industries (the other is chemicals). It makes him a whore, but at least you understand his motivation?

But Specter? And the others?
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:36 AM
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3. depressing as all crap! How is anything gonna change?
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:02 AM
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4. There, he said it... finally someone does
and hose owned by the banks should hold their heads in shame. This merger of the corporate sector and our government is fascism.
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L0oniX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:27 AM
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5. What a rare breed in government ....a truth teller.
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:47 AM
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6. he's the man who told Obama to run for prez.
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xiamiam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:37 PM
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7. i love obama but he dropped the ball on this one..still hoping hes got a magic trick up his sleeve
or some brilliant chess move...but 8 million more foreclosed homes..contradicts everything he has done so far...
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Piewhacket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 01:42 PM
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8. Good . This is an example of the stories that belong on DU. Rec.
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suede1 Donating Member (770 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 02:40 PM
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9. I wish he'd take over for Harry Reid. He has more backbone.
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sattahipdeep Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 03:46 PM
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10. CIA ABUZZ Q-Tel_inside the "bubble"
PROFITS OF DEATH -- INSIDER TRADING AND 9-11
http://www.fromthewilderness.com/free/ww3/12_06_01_deat...


The CIA's new executive director, A.B. "Buzzy" Krongard, minced no words yesterday as he addressed a standing room only crowd of senior managers inside the "bubble" auditorium at agency headquarters.

The flamboyant former investment banker, Marine officer and martial arts enthusiast promised to be an "agent of change" and offered what he called a simple "mantra": "Country, first; agency, second; individual person, or component, last."


Krongard also imparted four "observations":

"1. Work first on being respected, not on being liked. You are here to do a job, not to win a popularity contest. It is far more important that your people respect you than that they like you.

"2. Extend yourself for your co-professionals; be the best partner you can be in every endeavor. When the stabbing starts, the blood spatters everyone.

"3. Be candid and conservative. Don't talk in euphemisms. Always deliver more than you promise and be 'up front' with the bad news.

"4. Avoid cherry picking -- be ready to help do the dirty jobs as well as the glamour ones."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A29534-20...

Secret Bush Memos reveal torture, surveillance, dictatorship

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yeqasMiIUuY

On September 10 2001, Rumsfeld had to admit to the media (and I've seen the video of the press conference) that $2.3 trillion dollars had disappeared from the Pentagon. The administrator responsible at the time that the $2.3 trillion went missing was Dov Zokheim, a joint US Israeli citizen. The only part of the Pentagon that was targeted by the 'terrorists' in 2001 was the accounting department on the second floor. Most of the people who died or were injured at the Pentagon were auditors who were poring over data trying to find out where that $2.3 trillion went.

There was $15 billion worth of insider trading on Wall Street in the days leading up to 9/11, here are a few of them:

Between September 6 and 7 the Chicago Options Exchange saw purchases of 4,744 put options (options that show a profit if a stock goes down in value)on United Airlines but only 396 call options (which show a profit if a stock goes up). If 4,000 of these put options were bought by people with advance knowledge of the 9/11 attacks they would have made a profit of $5 million. Similar buying frenzies took place on American Airlines and Merrill Lynch. On these two companies the profit would have been $4 million and $5.5 million respectively. Morgan Stanley Dean and Witter and Co. saw 2,157 put options placed on its stock. Their stock fell from $48.90 to $42.50 after the attacks. 2,000 of those put options bought before 9/11 would have made a $1.2 million profit when the stock value fell.

Buzzy Krongard, who was and may still be the number 3 in the CIA once ran A.B. Brown one of the 20 major US banks named by Senator Carl Levin in 2004 as being connected to money laundering, mainly of drug money. There was a September 21 2001 story by the Israeli Herzliyya Int. Policy Institute for Counterterrorism which was entitled 'Black Tuesday: The World's Largest Insider Trading Scam'. There is wholesale corruption from one end of America's banking system to the other and de-regulation took what remained of the lid off. Hard to feel sympathy for these robber barons and criminals in their 'hour of greed'.

http://www2b.abc.net.au/tmb/View/NewMessage.aspx?b=94&t...

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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 05:20 PM
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11. They only need to own the 20 or so, bludogs....the ownership of the pugs is a given.
Ben Nelson and his screed are just extremist pugs in dem clothing. To call them centrist is a fools errand. We need to brand the bluedogs extremists and pug lackey's.
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pam4water Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 10:41 PM
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12. Thanks for posting. That is about as much as Ed as I can take at one time.
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:41 AM
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19. Why is Ed acting shocked? Lobbyists consider senators "pets" on leashes
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:43 AM
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20. Banking, Ins., Big Pharm, these lobbyists have been writing the legislation for the senators to sign
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bjobotts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:44 AM
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21. Ed is really bold but God I wish he had the brains of Thom Hartmann
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:36 PM
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13. I'd better be tuning in more often to Ed . . . !!!
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:42 PM
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14. K & R n/t
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JimWis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 11:46 PM
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15. K&R
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Mosaic Donating Member (851 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:20 AM
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16. Do something you lame ass politicians
Expect real leadership from our new president? I doubt it. If I were president those banks would be nationalized right now and no banker could claim ownership of our country.
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cooolandrew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 12:42 AM
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17. Pressure pressure pressure. The banks have to be held in check not only for the peoples good but >
Edited on Sun May-03-09 12:47 AM by cooolandrew
their own. There is no way the people can let this one slide or we'll only head right back to square one. The banks are insane not to want to be regulated it's only setting themselves up for another fall. I think the heat should be made known to the banks themselves first to sort their nonsense out, it's not worth going here again accept oversight. Ring the banks phones off the hook get them to make reps do the right thing. If they do the right thing this time they'll never have to have the people baying for their blood again.
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Liberal_Christian Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 01:36 AM
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18. This is where we find out if the president we voted for was full of empty promises
Him and the majority of all democrats. They can now pass bills without the approval of republicans and have the president sign them. THEY NO LONGER HAVE ANY EXCUSES. What they do regarding the financial institutions, single-payer healthcare, and environmental standards will determine wether I remain a registered democrat or regret not voting for Nader.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 03:42 AM
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23. hoping you don't regret & we see a collective push to reject greed & business as 'usual' eom
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Liberal_Christian Donating Member (387 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-04-09 12:16 AM
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24. "push to reject greed & business as 'usual'"
That's the epitome of Ralph Nader. The reason I voted for Obama was because he was the "lesser of two evils" but this administration and this congress will prove wether or not the DLC is just another welfare for big business and private interests like the GOP.
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omega minimo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-03-09 02:09 AM
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22. Ed is an ass but if he gives Durbin coverage.....................
:thumbsup:
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