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Democrats_win Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:31 PM
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America: state sponsored usury. Americans are victims of this terrorism.
While G.I. Joe was out fighting men wearing robes, men wearing suits and Sheriff's uniforms brought the real terror to America. How many Americans or innocent people around the world will die because of the terror brought by banksters?

While torturers roam free and banksters robbed our treasury, why do the courts insist that Americans still abide by the laws that the usury state is bringing down upon us?

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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:36 PM
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1. Prior to TARP, it was state-enabled usury
Now, it's got even worse: state-sponsored usury.
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leftstreet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 01:51 PM
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2. K&R
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AllentownJake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:05 PM
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3. We all should have seen this coming
When the bankruptcy laws were tightened.

The justification was it would lower interest rates...it hasn't. Just made things worse for a majority of Americans.

If the GOP takes over again, look for indentured servitude and debtor prisons to return soon.
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Wednesdays Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:25 PM
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4. Yup, debtor prisons will be back, all right...but under a different name
They'll instead be called "Work Makes You Free" camps. :scared:
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tblue37 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:50 PM
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6. Debtor prisons are already back. A few weeks ago someone posted an article about
a homeless, unemployed mother jailed for contempt because she couldn't pay the cost of her son's juvenile detention. When she was finally givn a chance at work-release, she thought her paycheck would cover the cost she had been jailed for not being able to pay, thus making it possible for her to get out of jail. But nooooo. The sheriff forced her to sign her check over to the jail for the cost of her own incarceration!

It makes me think of articles I've read about the Chinese government, which charges condemned prisoners' families for the bullets used to kill them.
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 02:27 PM
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5. And when indentured servitude and debtor prisons return...
...it will all be justified, and propagandized to the masses, as being required because of "personal responsibility".

In the meantime, the financial elites will continue to steal and plunder at will, and justify it because they (claim to) work hard to do it.
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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:14 PM
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7. Many of us did, we were just ignored as usual.
And BTW, don't forget who were the supporters and sponsors of this.


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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-26-09 06:53 PM
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8. Because they work from the position that we are the property of the state.
Our personal efforts, needs, and desires are subservient to their rule. IOW, it's their money and we are simply allowed to use it as long as it benefits them.


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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-27-09 06:22 AM
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9. We got a strange letter from our bank advising us that
it is changing the terms of our credit card. The new terms are draconian. We don't have much money, but we have never carried any amounts over on their cards from one month to the next and we do have savings in the bank that holds our cards -- which exceed the maximum amounts that we have charged. By the way, that bank is giving us less than 1% interest on the savings we have in it (which we have had for years).

Meanwhile this very bank gave huge bonuses to some of its employees last year -- as was widely reported in the news. Where is the justice to the ordinary people when it comes to our financial system?
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