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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:31 PM
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Federal Prosecutions for everything *except* bank fraud...
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Dawson Leery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:33 PM
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1. There is a reason why I never considered law enforcement as an option.
Those who control the strings will order who to arrest and who to prosecute as well as dictating who will not be prosecuted.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:35 PM
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2. For comparison, here's the financial fraud chart.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 02:43 PM
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3. Makes it pretty clear that the problem isn't in the financial sector..
Ordinary Americans seem to be becoming rapidly more criminal while the financial sector is clean as a whistle.

Or it would be easy to take that lesson away from those graphs.
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girl gone mad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:36 PM
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4. Thank God for Eric Holder..
keeping us safe from Grannies with cancer while the banks create jobs and opportunity for all.
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:39 PM
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5. You know that could make a pretty good OP..
:evilgrin:
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Donald Ian Rankin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 04:53 PM
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6. The financial crisis wasn't cause by bank fraud.

My understanding is that the problem is not bank fraud or the *breach* of financial regulations, it's that financial regulations were relaxed so much that bankers trading legally and legitimately were not sufficiently risk-averse.
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PETRUS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:19 PM
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7. Very interesting. K&R
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Citizen Worker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:35 PM
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8. Criminal prosecutions are up because the private prison industrial congressional complex requires a
constant supply of prisoners so that stock holders receive the maximum return on their investment.
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 06:50 PM
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9. What do you expect with a bankster in charge of the Treasury Department?
It doesn't matter who the President is. The banks, especially the criminal ones, have installed foxes to guard the financial henhouses, and the Presidency has effectively been weakened by the financial mafiosi, who strongarm the Federal government into looking the other way while they rob, loot, plunder, and pillage the Treasury, under penalty of political, or even actual death.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-16-11 07:00 PM
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10. Go easy on Holder
How is he going to get a job on the outside if he goes around prosecuting the people he might work for. After all, there is such a thing as enlightened self-interest.

:rofl:
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