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Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:50 PM

Guess who came to the white house today?

President Barack Obama is meeting today with 15 heads of the world’s biggest banks, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS)’s Lloyd C. Blankfein and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s Jamie Dimon, White House officials said.

The state of the U.S. economy will be among the topics for the discussion, which will also include Bank of America Corp. (BAC)’s Brian T. Moynihan, Citigroup Inc. (C)’s Michael Corbat, American International Group Inc. (AIG)’s Robert Benmosche and Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC)’s John Stumpf, according to an administration official, who requested anonymity because the meeting is private.

The CEOs arrived at the White House at about 10:30 a.m. Washington time and went inside without making any comments.

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-04-10/obama-is-said-to-plan-meeting-with-dimon-moynihan-this-week.html


MY comment? Something is in the air and it doesn't smell good . I wonder what they had for lunch?

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Reply Guess who came to the white house today? (Original post)
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 OP
Tierra_y_Libertad Apr 2013 #1
winterpark Apr 2013 #34
dgibby Apr 2013 #2
Baitball Blogger Apr 2013 #3
KoKo Apr 2013 #4
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #54
KoKo Apr 2013 #56
Cleita Apr 2013 #5
cherokeeprogressive Apr 2013 #6
Erose999 Apr 2013 #40
forestpath Apr 2013 #7
avaistheone1 Apr 2013 #8
Armstead Apr 2013 #9
deutsey Apr 2013 #10
Boomerproud Apr 2013 #14
HughBeaumont Apr 2013 #11
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 #15
rug Apr 2013 #12
adigal Apr 2013 #13
CrispyQ Apr 2013 #16
99Forever Apr 2013 #17
Ichingcarpenter Apr 2013 #20
whathehell Apr 2013 #18
Fuddnik Apr 2013 #36
whathehell Apr 2013 #48
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #41
whathehell Apr 2013 #47
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #53
whathehell Apr 2013 #59
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #61
whathehell Apr 2013 #65
Egalitarian Thug Apr 2013 #62
Spitfire of ATJ Apr 2013 #64
Dragonfli Apr 2013 #19
GiveMeFreedom Apr 2013 #21
ForgoTheConsequence Apr 2013 #22
progressoid Apr 2013 #23
ForgoTheConsequence Apr 2013 #24
whathehell Apr 2013 #49
Enrique Apr 2013 #25
KarenS Apr 2013 #30
DJ13 Apr 2013 #26
HangOnKids Apr 2013 #32
DJ13 Apr 2013 #42
HangOnKids Apr 2013 #43
magical thyme Apr 2013 #52
Auggie Apr 2013 #27
RevStPatrick Apr 2013 #28
robinlynne Apr 2013 #29
HiPointDem Apr 2013 #31
Arctic Dave Apr 2013 #33
DeSwiss Apr 2013 #35
Lydia Leftcoast Apr 2013 #37
Brigid Apr 2013 #45
Fuddnik Apr 2013 #38
Peregrine Took Apr 2013 #39
Brigid Apr 2013 #44
santamargarita Apr 2013 #46
MichiganVote Apr 2013 #50
Jakes Progress Apr 2013 #51
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #55
jsr Apr 2013 #57
Honeycombe8 Apr 2013 #58
dixiegrrrrl Apr 2013 #60
woo me with science Apr 2013 #63
snagglepuss Apr 2013 #66
kenny blankenship Apr 2013 #67

Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:52 PM

1. And, this meeting is not being televised to the people...because of "Transparency in Government"?

 

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Response to Tierra_y_Libertad (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:04 PM

34. Well Silly you.... He can't be very transparent about colluding to finish siphoning what little

money we the little people have left.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:53 PM

2. Sure do hope Elizabeth, Bernie,

Paul Krugman, and Robert Reich are there, too, but somehow, I doubt it.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:54 PM

3. Definitely not catfood salad.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:55 PM

4. Saw that on Bloomberg Business this a.m.

Love to be a "fly on the wall" for that one.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 06:53 PM

54. I am remembering that secret meeting Cheney had with the oilmen.....

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #54)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:28 PM

56. omg... well the more things change...the more they are the same..

Remember Obama's Promise to Cheering Thousands..."And I Promise YOU...that THIS WILL BE the most TRANSPARENT ADMINISTRATION in HISTORY!

The Crowd WENT WILD!

The more things change..the more they aren't different...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:56 PM

5. According to what I've been reading, this is the group he

identifies with. He's one of them. No wonder he is such a disappointment. Is there no one out there who cares about the 99% of Americans? Another DUer has posted about this. I hope he puts some information on your thread if he's posting today.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:57 PM

6. For lunch they had things none of us can afford.

 

Bankers and celebs at the White house for private soirees=good. Kids on vacation who want to tour history... not so much.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:23 PM

40. Nor pronounce. lol. Meanwhile schoolchildren go without lunch while the contractors hired to feed


them throw their food away because the kids can't pay.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 12:58 PM

7. His peeps!!!!!!

 

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Response to forestpath (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:03 PM

8. Ahh technically it's called his base.

 

Just like GWB.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:05 PM

9. I'm sure there a lotta "attaboys" flying around. "Great job with that SS thing Mr. President."

 

"You really showed those damn leftists a thing or two."

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:07 PM

10. Piggies clutching forks and knives

to eat their bacon.

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Response to deutsey (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:15 PM

14. In their lives there's something lacking

what they need is a damned good whacking.

George Harrison's mum actually wrote that second line. God bless Louise Harrison.

BTW, Mr. President, please pass my "good wishes" to Jamie Dimon whose decision to downsize my department at Chase has made my life hell for the last 1 1/2 years.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:09 PM

11. Probably getting his marching orders.

Makes you wonder if our eyes are on the correct ENEMY. You know, the ones ACTUALLY RESPONSIBLE for the corrupt state we've been in for 4 decades? Those . .. oh, what do they call themselves . . . oh yes, the "Extremely Productive"?

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:15 PM

15. Things don't change

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:10 PM

12. Consolidating the base.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:13 PM

13. Let's bang the drum about North Korea, so we don't see that we are being consumed

 

by our own corporations and leaders.

Americans can be distracted every time.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:32 PM

16. I'm sure the taxpayers paid for a very nice lunch

while they discussed how to cut the hot lunch program for kids & Meals on Wheels for seniors.

Fuckers.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:39 PM

17. I'm sure some all-knowing true believer ..

... will be along to explain to you how this is necessary to the 111th dimensional chess strategy to strike another blow deep into the heart of the evil, evil, evil, wicked Republican Bad Cop.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:59 PM

20. I read later he nationalized their banks

and sent them all off to Gitmo... in my dreams


Good Grief talk about all the BANKSTERS in one place

Meanwhile:
Elizabeth Warren Wants HSBC Bankers Jailed for Money Laundering

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/03/elizabeth-warren-wants-hsbc-bankers-jailed-for-money-laundering/


And the Libor scandal gets thrown out in the US

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:57 PM

18. I have a suggestion for 2016..

Let's NOT get fooled again!

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Response to whathehell (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:10 PM

36. We'll get fooled again, and like it!

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Response to Fuddnik (Reply #36)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 04:01 PM

48. Speak for yourself

I'm not that stupid and I don't feel "alone" in that respect.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:27 PM

41. Oh, come on!!! If a real Liberal runs everyone says they have no chance.

 

Look at Kucinich.

He was treated like a joke even though he won every debate.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #41)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:57 PM

47. Oh "come on" my ass....You can't change the status quo by doing the same things over & over

Electing a TRUE democrat doesn't have to mean putting up someone like Kucinich.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #47)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 06:46 PM

53. He can't help it that he's a hobbit.

 

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #53)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:52 PM

59. Who's the hobbit?

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #61)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 02:01 AM

65. I gotcha. n/t

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #41)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 08:29 PM

62. Exactly. Look at what the people who decide did to him, going so far as to photoshop him out of the

 

debate at Soldier's Field. Now, look at the people here and read their reactions to such "revelations", and these are our friends.

No Liberal-Populist will ever be allowed as a choice for the people again. The people who decide know that person would win and that's why they bought both teams. No more Huey Long's, Eugene Debs, or even RFKs in our future.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #62)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 08:44 PM

64. I believe Capitalism is going the way of Communism....

 

All they've been doing is trying to save it.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 01:59 PM

19. A walrus goes to the WH to talk to a carpenter about some clams...

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:03 PM

21. PBO is not only talking about finance with these boys,

he's letting them know which part of the MIC they need to finance for the next war about to start, and it is not necessarily North Korea. That is how the oligarchs truly make there money, from war.

ON EDIT: These assholes are probably his true war council.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:13 PM

22. Don't worry.

He'll have more freedom and be more progressive in his 3rd term.

Its congresses fault.

This was just 23 dimensional chess, you aren't capable of understanding his brilliant strategy.

You never liked him anyways.

You lefties are going to ruin the party.


Did I leave anything out?


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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #22)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:25 PM

23. Somebody didn't get their pony

Would you rather have President Palin?

He has to be president for EVERYONE.

And some new ones yet to come!

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Response to progressoid (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:30 PM

24. A+ Thank you.

I'm one of the people who defended this President tooth and nail against detractors on the left. I feel like an idiot now. I honestly laid there in bed last night for a good hour second guessing a lot of things because of this. I just don't understand.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 04:04 PM

49. Axelrod seemed to be trying that line of shit with Rachel last night..

Needless to say, she didn't go for it.


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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:34 PM

25. i guessed wrong

I thought it was going to be Bernie Sanders and the Progressive Caucus.

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Response to Enrique (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:49 PM

30. Ha!! you forgot the sarcasm smilie!!!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:36 PM

26. I wonder what they had for lunch?

My guess, sauteed peon.


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Response to DJ13 (Reply #26)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:55 PM

32. But it was prepared so FABULOUSLY

 

Served on a crouton of catviar, smothered in a side soufflé of peasant.

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:27 PM

42. That made me hungry

I guess I'll go make another Fancy Feast sandwich and pretend its steak.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #42)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:30 PM

43. Don't weep my dear

 

You will need the water soon.

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Response to DJ13 (Reply #42)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 04:51 PM

52. cheer up, in a few years you'll be toothless and trying to eat kibble.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:44 PM

27. Wow ... such negative comments! Hear that, White House?

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:46 PM

28. I think it's entirely possible that this episode...

 

...of South Park from right after the 2008 election was much more prescient than even I would like to think:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/About_Last_Night..._%28South_Park%29

http://www.southparkstudios.com/full-episodes/s12e12-about-last-night

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:47 PM

29. the votes that get counted ....

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:53 PM

31. kr

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 02:57 PM

33. Hammering out the details for his "speaking fees" once he leaves office.

 

Nice gig if you can get it.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:07 PM

35. Maybe they wanted to discuss....

 

...the success of the Cyprus Gambit.

They've discovered that direct stealing from bank accounts is so much more efficient than:

(1) Paying for elections of corrupt officials to pass corrupt ''tax'' laws and then;
(2) Having to setup an agency to collect the ''taxes'' and then;
(3) Hire ''tax'' revenue agents to steal for that agency.

This way they've reduced corporate costs and the need for exorbitant employee overhead, such a salaries, health benefits and retirement pensions. And maybe they'll also discuss that they're even considering an IMF-ATM card that allows someone like Lloyd Blankfein or Jamie Dimon to just zip their little cards into any IMF-ATM worldwide and steal whatever amount of cash they need from any nation, and any citizen, in any country because.... well just because they can!

- And I think free WH meals was included in the special ''Wall Street campaign donations'' program too.

K&R

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:11 PM

37. He needs to discuss finance with a minimum wage worker, a college graduate who can't find anything

but unpaid internships, a 55-year-old who's been out of work for two years, a small business owner who has gone bankrupt, an IT worker who lost his/her latest job to an H-1B, the mayor of a town where the major employer packed up and moved production to China, and a family that was foreclosed on.

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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #37)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:45 PM

45. And don't forget . . .

The senior skipping half the doses of his meds because he can't afford to take them as prescribed.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:13 PM

38. I heard they ate William Black and Noam Chomsky.

And Dennis Miller was the entertainment.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:15 PM

39. Submitting his resume for future consideration? n/t

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:41 PM

44. That would be rodent you smell.

And the menu? Probably something you and I have never even heard of.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 03:47 PM

46. Plotting to steal our savings accounts!

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 04:39 PM

50. How to spend our Social Security Money 101-No trust Obama. Done.

 

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 04:42 PM

51. Did they have their sacks of money?

Delivery time.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:23 PM

55. Wow....looking at all these comments.....I see.....CHANGE.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:39 PM

57. Meh. It's a private meal for sensible adults

and consenting adults

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 07:42 PM

58. That doesn't sound good. But then, it depends on the purpose of the mtg & what is said.

But it doesn't sound good.

Woe, despair, and misery on me.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 08:01 PM

60. Here is the news story on this meeting:

"President Barack Obama stressed the need to revive the economy and reform immigration and fiscal policy during a meeting on Thursday with some of the world's most powerful bankers.

The White House had set the agenda for the meeting, a source familiar with the situation said, and the ongoing reform of Wall Street - a hot issue for bank lobbyists - did not appear prominently on the list of topics.

"The president discussed with the business leaders the need to work together on a number of important issues affecting business confidence, economic growth and job creation," a White House official said in an emailed statement.

The bankers were all members of the Financial Services Forum, which was holding its day-long spring meeting, according to the White House official. The Forum, a prominent bank lobby, said the dialogue had been "constructive."


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/11/us-obama-banks-idUSBRE93A0Z620130411

"emailed statement"...THAT is what passes for reporting nowdays?? Printing emailed news from the WH?

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Response to dixiegrrrrl (Reply #60)

Thu Apr 11, 2013, 08:36 PM

63. +10000000



Thank you for underscoring the other huge issue in this thread. Our media, which should serve as a fundamental check against government corruption and abuse, has been as systematically purchased, diverted, and corrupted as our government.

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 10:25 AM

66. k and r

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Response to Ichingcarpenter (Original post)

Fri Apr 12, 2013, 10:52 AM

67. Reminds me of the time Cheney had the oil execs come in to look at some maps of Iraq

Then there were the meets with the Big Pharmaceutical Co.s and Insurers before the Insurance Mafia Guaranteed Profits Act was pushed.

Could be time for mandatory bank accounts with the Big Five Banks for "streamlining of Income Tax records" and/or the phase-out of paper money and coinage issued by the Treasury in favor of all-privatized money supply on Big Bank issued plastic. Something nice and 100% mandatory for your democratic enjoyment... Time will tell.

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