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Author Topic: Crime pays - and our governments love it.  (Read 2944 times)

nudone

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Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« on: December 13, 2010, 04:53:47 AM »
Really. How can anyone feel bad about ripping off the state (in any country).

9 TRILLION Dollars Missing from Federal Reserve, Fed Inspector General Can't Explain



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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2010, 06:46:54 AM »
Are there any lip readers that can tell us what was being whispered in her ear during that tap dance?

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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2010, 06:52:07 AM »
Mind-boggling!

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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2010, 08:06:16 AM »
Are there any lip readers that can tell us what was being whispered in her ear during that tap dance?

"Stall!"

But I really don't know...

That was STUNNING!

"I don't know..."
"ummm...."
"We are in the process of..."
"We won't know..."

She said NOTHING!

Criminal? Try TREASON! If that's not a massive betrayal of the country, I don't know what is. $30,000 per person?????? WTF???
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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2010, 09:09:19 AM »

Bizarre stuff.
How about calling them all to task (oh sh!t, I forgot - that's what the government is supposed to do...)
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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010, 09:20:27 AM »
Unfortunately, we're living in a time where accountability is selectively rather than universally enforced.  I myself am held accountable at my place of work, but our CEO is protected by the corrupt chairman of the board.  Same thing in government.  The little guy gets the shaft, but wherever accountability would adversely affect the truly wealthy or politically powerful, it is conveniently subverted.

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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2010, 01:44:04 PM »
You really should have mentioned that this news is from February 2009. According to a search on Google, most seems to have been in the form of "overnight emergency loans" to member banks and Wall Street firms and supposedly has been since repaid.

More disturbing IMO is the list of whom received money from the financial bail out - like McDonald's, Harley Davidson, Verizon, GE...

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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2010, 03:07:38 PM »
More disturbing IMO is the list of whom received money from the financial bail out - like McDonald's, Harley Davidson, Verizon, GE...

Harley Davidson isn't disturbing, it's an American institution (right up there with Chevy, Ford, & Smith & Wesson) - Now if Yamaha got bail out money that would be disturbing.  ;)

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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2010, 03:44:33 PM »
Government spending and waste or incompetence do not bother me anywhere as much as those who are part of it and benefit from it but claim it is a bad thing.

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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2010, 08:25:59 PM »
Here's a quick glimpse of the top 14 "Most Shocking" recipients according to Businessinsider.com:

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most-surprising-things-about-the-feds-emergency-loans-2010-12?slop=1#slideshow-start

(Click on the "View as one page" link at bottom right of the photo).

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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 03:25:44 PM »
I wouldn't be surprised if the bulk of it was used in various "black op" programs and they just got a little sloppy with their bookkeeping entries. Either that, or it went to programs with such a high degree of secrecy attached that they don't do any bookkeeping at all for them. (No joke. There are classified government programs for which no records are kept.)

And even excluding all the weird Area-51 type stuff, there's still the situation of not everything on the government's books actually getting put on their books.

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Look how many years there were hundreds of billions spent on the War on Terror that never appeared on The Budget of the United States. It was all handled "off book" and by direct executive order. I seem to recall hearing that could easily account for a few trillion in additional debt should they ever decide to "recognize" and "record" it in the formal accounting sense.

moneybags051810.jpgCrime pays - and our governments love it.

Funny business to be sure. But with Washington operating the way it has since Regan took office, it's become "business as usual."

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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 03:34:46 PM »
Are there any lip readers that can tell us what was being whispered in her ear during that tap dance?

"Hey! Wrap it up and let's get outta here. There will be a car to take us to the airport. Be outside in five minutes."

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Re: Crime pays - and our governments love it.
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2010, 04:38:34 PM »
Well here's a more up-to-date one 30th Nov. 2010 
Senator Sanders: This Economy's Winners and Losers

in 2007
  • 1% of US population earn 23% of all income
  • 50% of US population earn 15% of all income (see link below)



with some backup checking of sources here:
Bernie Sanders, in viral speech, says top 1 percent earn more than 23 percent of U.S. income (politifact.com)
Tom