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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:45 AM
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Report: Bank of America boss 'incensed'
Under fire from President Barack Obama and some members of Congress, Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan said he is incensed by the public criticism of his company and argued that critics are ignoring the good work his employees do.

I, like you, get a little incensed when you think about how much good all of you do, whether its volunteer hours, charitable giving we do, serving clients and customers well, Moynihan said to BoA employees in a global town hall meeting last week, Bloomberg reports.

The CEO said that critics should consider the banks positive contributions before rushing to criticism.

You ought to think a little about that before you start yelling at us, he said, adding that critics usually quiet down pretty quickly when they start to understand the facts and figures.

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Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/66979.html#ix...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-26/-incensed-moyn...
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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:47 AM
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1. It's not looking like anyone is quieting down any time soon
Most Americans know EXACTLY the contributions BoA has made, and they are far from happy about the "contributions".
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SharonAnn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:52 AM
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33. I'm offended by their banking practices. That's their core business!
All the other stuff is like "green washing", trying to put lipstick on a pig.

As Jim Hightower once said, "You can put lipstick on a pig and call it "Monique", but it's still a pig.
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trueblue2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:09 PM
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44. i am totally AGAINST bank of america
and wells fargo too. they are charging customers for debit card now.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:32 PM
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48. when he bursts into FLAMES OF INDIGNATION I will be pleased
to stop telling everyone what a fucking dick his bank is. They had a charge of 147.00 on my credit rating as unpaid when I hadn't had an account with them for over ten years. Idiots.

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Aerows Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:34 PM
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49. Major Incompetence
Do they not keep records? Every time I turn around I hear a horror story like that. Do they just send people bills and pray they pay them without asking questions?
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Autumn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:48 AM
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2. I think most of us understand the facts and figures quite well
:nopity:
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:48 AM
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3. Would those "good works" include inflating his bonuses and stock options?
:shrug:
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:51 AM
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8. K&R for truth
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:49 AM
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4. Poor baby. Here's a little musical interlude for you
:nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity: :nopity:
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:49 AM
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5. Oh boo hoo...
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 08:51 AM by AsahinaKimi
:nopity: suck it up Moynihan! ばあああああああああああああああああああああああかたれ!!!
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:49 AM
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6. There are his true colors. Not attractive.
K&R
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firehorse Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:50 AM
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7. How much money did CEO Moynihan make last year?
He sounds like someone who is not used hearing anything but his own voice.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:51 AM
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9. That's right. If he doesn't like it, he can always resign. Find another CEO job.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 08:51 AM by closeupready
We live in a free country.
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:52 AM
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10. Typical psychopath thinking!
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 08:53 AM by CoffeeCat
Oh dear.

Have you ever heard what a pedophile says after he is caught? He drones on and on about what
a good person he is and he will point to his "good works"--usually in the community or church.

Have you ever read biographies of mafia leaders? They donate money to charity, attend charity
fundraisers and often have big families and children that they love and support. They're quick
to tell you about all of these wonderful things.

This type of thinking is one of the hallmarks of a psychopath or a sociopath. They have very
thick denial systems, in which their crimes and lack of empathy are on the back burner in
their mind. What they perceive as "good behavior" is foremost in their mind--and is evidence (in their mind)
that they are good and decent people.

Am I comparing the banksters to pedophiles and mafia bosses? Damn straight I am.

Psychopaths come in many, many forms. Not all of them are serial killers or pedophiles.

Apparently, some of them run banks.
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:56 AM
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11. Employee volunteer hours and charitable giving has nothing to do with the corporation.
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firehorse Donating Member (547 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:00 AM
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13. Good point, Moynihan is raking in the dough, and he takes credit for his employees who volunteer
scumbag
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Liberal Veteran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:06 AM
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16. I've always been bemused by companies that pressure their employees to volunteer and donate...
...and then act all holier than thou that their employees contribute and volunteer at no cost to the company short of an email and nag session.
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WingDinger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:46 AM
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26. Sorta do
Huge evil corps plan for just this type of argument that they are a toxic entity. They use what money they would donate, to have employees do work for charity. On the corp. Sure they would spend it anyway. Now, they can use the money to furtheer buy the souls of their emps.
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:58 AM
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32. Externalize costs. Including the cost of goodwill.
It's a lot cheaper to order your employees to volunteer off the clock (while wearing BoA t-shirts, of course) at the soup kitchen than it is to pay actual money to fix the problem you made.
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justiceischeap Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:57 AM
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12. I've worked at the same place since 2009... I've never received a raise
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 08:58 AM by justiceischeap
it's not because of poor work performance, far from it, I get glowing reviews... it's because my company hasn't given a raise to any employee in over 3 years because they can't afford to. There are lay-offs every quarter it seems so my company can continue to provide the service it's provided since 1970.

When was the last time Moynihan got a raise and how much was it?

BTW, I work for a non-profit.
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Enrique Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:04 AM
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14. the BoA employees are in the 99%
we're not talking about the employees, we're talking about the greedheads. Let's not confuse the issue.
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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:04 AM
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15. Scott Walker just promised me NO raises for at least two
years. I'll be 63 in two weeks, so it looks like the raise I got 3 years ago, the first one in years that was immediately taken back by mandatory furlough, was the last one I'll ever see from work.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:33 AM
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17. Quick, hand me a violin!
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City Lights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:34 AM
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18. Dear Brian: FUCK YOU!
And FUCK all that enable you. You and your ilk are a cancer on society. May you lose your fortune, live long, and SUFFER!
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:34 AM
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19. I have my lawyer sicced on those fuckers. I'm taking them down to the mat.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 09:35 AM by slackmaster
For reporting derogatory credit against me on a delinquent revolving credit account that I have never been responsible for, and have never even been billed for.
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:46 AM
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27. You get 'em slackmaster!
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:35 AM
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20. Hey Moynihan!
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Sal Minella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:35 AM
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21. As though the great mass of serfs at BoA are the authors of the
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 09:43 AM by Sal Minella
Executive Compensation packages.

Right.

==================
Edit -- I remember Jolly Old Dick Nixon, when the Watergate scandal was going full tilt, crying out in his theatrical bewilderment, "They're attacking the Presidency. Why are they attacking the Presidency?"

Too bad the CEO sociopaths can't manage to share the wealth around as readily as they share the blame around.
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coalition_unwilling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:44 AM
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23. Moynihan tries to muddy the waters by conflating the workers at
B of A with the parasites (him, his upper management team and the Board of Directors), so as to secure popular sympathy for the lot of them.

The rhetorical tactic Moynihan is employing is called 'synecdoche' (referring to one part of an entity as the entire entity). In this case, Bank of America is composed of several antagonistic parts: the shareholders who own it, the management (of whom Moynihan is numero uno) who set policies and the workers who run it by executing management's policies. The three parts are not identical, Moynihan's pathetic rhetorical gesture notwithstanding.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:35 AM
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22. Once we understand the facts and figures, we'll criticize more, ass***e...knr
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socialindependocrat Donating Member (379 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:44 AM
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24. Kiss My A$$ -
The CEO has learned dome tactics from the Tali ban

If you hide your insurgents along with civilians,
you can claim collateral damage when the bombs hit!!!

OH, PLEASE DON'T HURT MY EMPLOYEES SO THAT i CAN CONTINUE
TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOU LITTLE PEOPLE.

THERE NOW, DIDN'T I MAKE YOU FEEL BAD!!!

BBBBBBWWWWWAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!
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BanzaiBonnie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:44 AM
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25. Notice how he deflected that?
He's trying to turn 99% of the banks workers against other 99% ers. I have no issue with tellers. They are the lowest people on the totem pole. It's the decision makers in positions of power and authority that I ahve issue with.

The high and mighty are still trying to play us against one another. It's not going to work. We're awake and we've seen behind the curtain.
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:47 AM
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28. Oh Boo Hoo!
:eyes: :puke:
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:48 AM
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29. Hey Moynihan... have a Happy Bank Transfer Day on November 5th.
Per public backlash? Sorry mr moneybags victim you are only seeing the beginning.
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ladywnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:52 AM
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30. does anyone have an email address for this worthless piece of used jet trash!
I'll tell him about being 'incensed'.

those 'volunteer hours' have NOTHING to do with BOA, that has everything to do with the employees - an OBTW, how much volunteer time do YOU put in mr. moynihan?..hmmmmmmm I'll wait till you add it all up......

as for your 'charitable contributions'.....that is all about taxes/tax credits/deductions/etc. It has NOTHING to do with humanity, compassion or any other REAL virtue.

As for 'serving clients well'........maybe well done with a nice chianti!!!!
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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:55 AM
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31. How's this for a factual figure? $20 million annual salary.
That's what your predecessor made in 2007. Apparently to get back to this rarefied pay, you need to shake down your customers for another $5 monthly.

"Incensed"? We apparently have some common ground.
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Ganja Ninja Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:05 AM
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34. This has nothing to do with my local teller or branch manager.
Bank employees aren't the problem, bank executives are the problem. Nice try pretending you don't get it Moynihan you asshole.
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bengalherder Donating Member (718 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:38 AM
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36. I've not failed to notice their feel-good ads
popping up on TV-viewing sites.

Throwing away a lot of money for a failing business, the desperation stinks to high heaven. Have fun with that Mr Moneyhands.
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GSLevel9 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:39 AM
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37. A few years ago...
I was unable to get to the bank on a friday... And over the weekend every $3 and $12 debit card transaction incurred a $35 overdraft fee with a cap of 5 fees.
That Monday I got nailed for $175 in fees.

For what? How did my overdraft transactions cost BofA $175?
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:43 AM
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38. Brian? Guy?
You should get on your knees and thank your lucky stars you don't live in an era or country where they wouldn't be as CIVIL OR KIND to beneficiaries of extreme inequality and overseers of legalized theft.
















Yet.
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:47 AM
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39. This asshat should be kicked in the balls so hard
he has to undo his tie to take a leak for the next couple of years.
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:49 AM
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40. haaaa! these arrogant pricks have no fuckin idea
what people are going through. none whatsoever.



:banghead: :banghead:
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JHB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:51 AM
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41. It's not your employees at the branches that people are complaining about, Bri...
They're not the ones who make policy. They didn't make the decisions to soak customers at every opportunity, to put the public on the hook for liabilities BoA incurred in its numerous buyouts, or decide to facilitate the land title fraud of the housing bubble because following the law would have slowed down profiteering.

People are criticizing you and all the other high-level decision makers in the company.
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aint_no_life_nowhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:57 AM
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42. "We rip you off and you don't complain and I'm incensed you didn't say thank you"
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:07 PM
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43. "You've sat too long for any good you've done lately."
-- Oliver Cromwell dissolving the Long Parliament
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Erose999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:09 PM
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45. Error 404: "positive contributions" not found.
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RegieRocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:11 PM
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46. blah, blah, blah
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:08 PM
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47. "Skank of America" as Bill Maher rightly calls them is nothing more than a simple
profit whore. They would bring down the National economy to line their own pockets, so I have zero sympathy for his whine.
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Tsiyu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:44 PM
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50. Earth to Moynihan:
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 05:45 PM by Tsiyu

None of your pathetic, empty "charitable" gestures can wash clean the slime and filth of your sleazy bank's money-grubbing rape of America and Americans.

Nobody is fooled or will be fooled in the future.

Give back your bonus and crawl back under the rock where they found you.








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