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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 10:44 PM
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This guy is still a criminal
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Me. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:10 PM
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1. Who Says It's Legal?
Criminals writing the law doesn't make it legal, just convenient
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:05 AM
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5. You know, "campaign contributions"
Some call them legalized bribery, like you, Me and about 290,000,000 million other citizens.

But like corporations, criminals are people too, which means they have corporate rights ...
they can do anything. Q: "Representative, you got a truck load of money from the health industry.
Now you're voting with them. What's that all about?" Rep: "My vote is not for sale. Money only
buys a little rug time." (Trans. My vote is already purchased. Take a hike.)
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-25-09 01:51 AM
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ihavenobias Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:13 PM
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2. Thanks for the link.
That earns a rec.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:46 PM
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17. THNX. They're all good, especially the OpenSecrets.Org and MSNBC links n/t
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BuyingThyme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-22-09 11:15 PM
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3. That's an odd photo.
It's like a cereal box before they put the name of he cereal on top.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 12:00 AM
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4. It gets odder;)
Edited on Wed Sep-23-09 12:01 AM by autorank
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 05:51 AM
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6. The best Congress money can buy.
It won't matter much soon. The way the Dollar is sliding, I'll be able to pay the National Debt with my VA Comp. Check.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:11 PM
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16. They go pretty cheap too
It's like they're wanna be elitists who appreciate a tip of substantial proportions and assume that
it confers membership. Sad, isn't it?
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:01 AM
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7. Did you watch Rachel last night
She had a super section on the sale of Ross' pharmacy and the generous dealings with his financiers.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:20 AM
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11. She inspired me;)
She's come into her own the last 3 months and her reporting is just great. The Ross deal is
simply a bribe and she laid it out. I just did a search and saw how his position was "formed."
It's all too typical. How many deals like this happen ... it's outside the contributions
channel but it's a contribution to Mike Ross' bottom line. I mean, it's a mom and pop pharmacy
in a town of 9,000 people. The property price is one thing but that inventory deal! Who the
heck carries that much inventory in a small town pharmacy? The guy is revolting.

But Rachel, damn she's hot.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:24 AM
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8. You're right.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:26 AM
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12. He's smiling though
Never hurts to get a big score right at the start of a recession, 2007 deal on his pharmacy.

It's all good when your on the take and the take is legal.
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Orwellian_Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 06:39 AM
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9. K&R
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:53 AM
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14. THNX!
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ConnorMarc Donating Member (196 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 07:04 AM
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10. This Is Sickening!
No pun intended.

*SMH*
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 11:27 AM
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13. Rabid, rapacious Blue Dogs
It's worth looking at other Blue Dogs to see what business opportunities have come their way.

So this guy makes out while people die and he's smiling. Go figure. He's one of many.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-23-09 04:10 PM
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15. More on Blue Dog Mike Ross (D-AR) from OpenSecrets.Org


From OpenSecrets.Org (outstanding resource)
http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2009/09/real-estate-tra...


We did our own investigation of Ross' ties to the health care sector. Here's what we found:

* In 2007, Ross was worth between $782,018 and $1.8 million and listed a few health-related assets on his personal financial disclosure forms. This includes between $500,001 and $1 million invested in Ross Pharmacy.
* Ross has collected $992,500 from the health care sector since he was elected in 2000, making it his second largest contributing sector, after labor.
* Among Blue Dogs, Ross ranks No. 3 in contributions from the health sector to his candidate committee and leadership PAC and No. 9 in donations from pharmaceutical and health product companies.
* At $602,800, health care professionals have given more to Ross' candidate committees than any other industry since the 2000 election cycle.
* Ross' former chief of staff, Drew Goesl, is now a principal for Capitol Counsel, which lobbies for pharmaceutical companies Amgen and AstraZeneca PLC and industry trade group Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (better known as PhRMA), among other health-related companies.
* LaFrance has given largely to Republicans over the years. At least two other Democrats, in addition to Ross, have collected money from LaFrance, and both are senators from Arkansas: Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor.
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-24-09 11:40 PM
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18. Kick
:wtf:
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