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Forum Post: Why Bankers Don't Go to Jail: Taibbi Visits with Bill Moyers

Posted 1 year ago on Feb. 6, 2013, 6:50 a.m. EST by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN
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Taibbi talks about the outrageous HSBC settlement, the new SEC chief and more

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/videos/why-bankers-dont-go-to-jail-taibbi-visits-with-bill-moyers-20130204

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[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Taibbi is the best. Obviously the wall st corp 1% own the govt. If the 99% are to take the government back we MUST 1st get money out of politics. Then support pro 99% candidates.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

good luck with that. btw never going to happen. you can't fix a system as corrupted as ours. it is corrupt to it's heart.

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

There is plenty of evidence to support that contention and you are not alone in that assessment. I can't really disagree with you.

What approach are you pursuing? What should we do to improve the lives of the 99%.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

well i am in school for civil environmental engineering so i can build a society from the ground up when i am finished.

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

We'll be waiting.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

don't wait for me. do your part. educate yourself on permaculture and ecological design.

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

I'm workin hard. Permaculture is a great concept. I also support fighting the corrupt politicians in order to lay they ground work for our future change.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

don't waste your time with politics the timing is not right.

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

You are mistaken. Now is not the time to give up. Sit back. And let them run wild with no opposition. If we stop protesting, pressuring for the change that benefits the 99% then the new world you envision will be that much harder to achieve.

The enemies of the 99% will dig in and create more obstacles to the change we know we need.

No waste of time at all. A valuable effort to stem the tide. Slow their consolidation.

[-] -1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

lol there are like 0 real legislators and 3 semi real ones. in the whole fucking federal government. sorry dude. the two party system has owners and they own you.

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

Still we must fight. Difficulty is no excuse for inaction.

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[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

millions of Americans & thousands of elected politicians & OWS stands against corporate personhood & citizens united
but what do they know?

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 1 year ago

I stand with them. And our numbers are growing. You've made a real contribution on this issue. Many others have as well. We will overwhelm the enemies of the 99%.

The power of the people is greater than the people in power.

[-] 2 points by enough (589) 1 year ago

Bankers don't go to jail because the President of the United States believes that they did nothing illegal. It's that simple.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUBUw3e2Gk4

Naturally, it follows that his appointees at the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities Exchange Commission don't believe bankers broke any laws. This is a fall-down-laughing farce intended for the most gullible among us. For the president to say laws need to be changed to cover the wrongdoing perpetrated by the banksters is insulting and offensive to anyone with a pulse. Criminal fraud and criminal negligence have been against the law forever. The president knows it and so does everyone else that can fog a mirror. Outrage should, therefore, be directed at the president, the guy who vowed to uphold our Constitution and the laws of the land. Only a totally bought-off, punk politician would suggest that bankers committed no crimes when it is self-evident that they did.

[-] 1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

how do we get these guys for racketeering? It's obviously racketeering.

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

are they street guys getting ahead? then we can use it. if its high level executives good luck with that.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 1 year ago

rack·et·eer (rk-tîr) n.

A person who commits crimes such as extortion, loansharking, bribery, and obstruction of justice in furtherance of illegal business activities.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

hope NY AG hits hard

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

not if cuomo has a say.

[-] 0 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

specifically, why do you believe that?

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

he is a new democrat scumbag. specifically.

[-] 1 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

posts that label people only demonstrate the ignorance and stupidity of the poster.

Cuomo lost 15 points in approval ratings by quickly pushing the new NY gun laws. The pro-1% Rs are really pissed. But he had the guts to do what is right .

Are you part of pro-1% Rs?
No
Wait
Don't bother answering that
I know the answer

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

He's going to allow fracking as well.

[-] 2 points by bensdad (8977) 1 year ago

I don't KNOW but I think he will not allow fracking

[-] 1 points by WSmith (4187) from Cornelius, OR 1 year ago

Good stuff!

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

of course it's taibbi.

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[-] 0 points by 99nproud (1621) 1 year ago

Excellent article. What can we do?

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

revolt.

[-] 1 points by 99nproud (1621) 1 year ago

not very detailed. Can you elaborate?

[-] 1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

i am waiting on the article v if no article v occurs then we have one option left per george washington. but it must not be used until it is clear that there will be no article v. there will be no article v of course but for legal reasons the procedure must be exhausted.

[-] 0 points by 99nproud (1621) 1 year ago

George Washington was the General of a revolution overthrowing his existing govt.

If you are suggesting violent overthrow (but are afraid to actually say) then you're not making any sense, & very few (not enough) will support you.

I certainly don't. Non violence is that only option.

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

george washington was the founder of this nation. i follow his advice to a T.

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[-] -1 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

The revolving door of corruption continues.