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dynasaw Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:56 PM
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Appropriate Punishment for Bank CEOs et al?
The old adage may be "Let the punishment fit the crime," However, given the heinousness of what the bank CEOs and the likes of Bernie Madoff have done how should they be punished? :dilemma:
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truedelphi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:05 PM
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1. Is it just bank CEO's though?
One has to wonder which politicians received favors along the way from the banking establishment. There is information now that JP Morgan used methods allowed by AIG to place counterparty activity against Citi, BAnk of America and AIG itself.

Spitzer was thrown to the wolves, but Hillary CLinton received favorable press from the M$M all through 2008. And of course, there has been no more visible recipient of favorable press coverage than George W Bush, who seemed to escape any and all media dings for all of his failures. The more he failed, the more it was swept under the rug.
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MineralMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:11 PM
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2. Sentence them to work as a latrine orderly in whatever
prison they get sent to.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:11 PM
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3. You reminded me of an old "National Lampoon" bit
that described denominational Hells, the idea that a personal Hell would be fashioned for members of various religions for committing that religion's sins. For instance, there was a Catholic Hell for masturbators where some damned soul was lamenting that even worse than the flames was the knowledge that he would never see the "Beatific Vision", in other words, the face of his imaginary skyfather.

For Presbyterians, it would be eternity in a fancy restaurant where all of the waiters perpetually ignored them. And the sin? Eating dinner with the salad fork!
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tbyg52 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:14 PM
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4. Put them in a 900 sf house and give them a job at minimum wage. nt
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Dreamer Tatum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:15 PM
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5. Which bank CEOs?
Can you name the ones you think committed crimes?
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LostInAnomie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:16 PM
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6. Sieze all their assets and give them sentences similar to those of street dealers.
More than likely their crimes have had a more destructive effect on society.
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:18 PM
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7. Something with a historical precedent...
like a guillotine...
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:35 PM
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12. Just what I was thinking of
and the worst ones go out like Rosepiere...face up.
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Stellabella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:26 PM
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8. Take away all their money and possessions. Then give them $100 bucks
and say 'good luck'!!
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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:29 PM
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9. here
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:33 PM
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10. They should serve time in places like Sing Sing, Levenworth, Folsom, Pelican Bay, etc...
with the rest of the bank robbers.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:34 PM
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11. I'd have 'em do 1,000 hours of community service.
:shrug:
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Voltaire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:03 PM
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13. Execution of course
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 03:03 PM by Voltaire
Except make it like the scene in the movie Dogma where the executives' crimes and perversions were exposed and then Loki executed them. "Don't run...DON'T RUN!!!!" I love it
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:03 PM
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14. Draw and quarter the larcenous motherfuckers
I'm serious
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OffWithTheirHeads Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:01 PM
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15. need I say more?
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Thothmes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:08 PM
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16. If duly convicted in a court of law, they should be awarded
what ever punishment the law specifies for the crime they are convicted of. Nothing more, Nothing less.
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