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Forum Post: 3 demands?

Posted 2 years ago on Aug. 30, 2011, 2:12 a.m. EST by iriswaters (1)
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Ok, so... I'm thinking that I have 3 demands. I know folk are looking for one, but I want 3:

:P

1) I want to see some people going to prison for the housing crisis. Period. Not negotiable, no 20Billion dollar deals. Find the crooks, ...find the evidence and put people in prison. Seriously, they are never going to stop unless heads roll at some point. They have broken our laws. The People Want Justice!

2) I want a law, possibly an amendment, making purchased speech a special class, available to be subject to special laws for the purpose of defending elections from tampering. A progressive group is teaming up with the Tea Party to try and work out some form of constitutional ammendment to get the money out of the politics. And yes, this will include money from labor unions. What's good for the goose...

http://conconcon.org/

This is instead of ending corporate personhood, since if one reads the reasoning for the Citizen's United ruling, corporate personhood actually isn't strictly needed. Only that people -running- a corporation have the right to speech.

3) End the Fed. Print Greenbacks. Give Congress and/or the treasury the sole power to issue currency. No more privately owned Federal Reserve BS.

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[-] 0 points by anonymous () 2 years ago

end the fed

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 2 years ago

In regards to #1. Who specifically has broken what law?

[-] 1 points by anonymous () 2 years ago

Really?

There is large amounts of evidence of wrongdoing. There are numerous criminal investigations that have been started and numerous civil cases working on getting going. There are a number of avenues that just haven't even been looked into yet. There's been a lot of pressure to let it all go, under the auspices of 'Moving on, trying to come up with solutions instead of finding someone to blame' etc, etc. But moving on sends a clear message: You can get away with this, feel free to do it again.

The same folk who have done this, made these 'mistakes' have walked away from this crisis with incredible profits. Their share of US currency has increased, their share of US stock has increased, and their share of US real estate has increased. Any stories you see that say they've been the victims, that they've lost big in the 'wealth destruction' is bogus. They've lost book value due to the dropping price of houses, but they've hugely gained actual -land-. They number of individual home owners is at the lowest it's been since the early 40s, and the number that number of homes held by just a few banks is astronomical.

And no, there is a deal on the table to sweep it all under the rug, for the sum of 20B. For the whole industry combined(and they are still bargaining, it will be lower). This deal would give full criminal and civil immunity for all wrongdoings related to the mortgage crisis. Including fraudulent foreclosures, that many are starting to try to get together a class action for. Including a number of things currently under investigation as well as things that haven't been looked into yet.

If this whole thing goes down without a single person going to prison, it says very clearly, once and for all: American laws do not apply to banks or other multi-national cartels. Laws are for poor people.

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 2 years ago

Since the Subprime mortgage crisis starting in 2007, there have been many people illegally foreclosed on and evicted from their homes. One of the things that they do is kick people out of their homes and "foreclose" on them and take and collect foreclosure insurance. Banks can very easily make money for kicking people out and/or refusing to negotiate the terms of their loans.

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 2 years ago

So, I am wondering if there is an error here. it says there are 21 comments but i only see 2?

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 2 years ago

We cant demand things from institutions in this country.

I call for the demand of unity..I call for the demand of conscience. For a General Strike against apathy.

out.

[-] 0 points by anonymous () 2 years ago

like a demand from one another, from person to person. That is what this is all missing.