tallmike wrote:I am frequently amazed and how folks will jump onto a story that fits their world view, based only on a random blog post that they would never accept as evidence in any other circumstance.
I am also surprised by how many folks want every business they work with to share all of their viewpoints.
Well, as Slowplay suggested, sounds like you're easily amazed. Do your own research. I posted the link I did because the money laundering stuff has been going on for a long time and not being able to remember the exact cases, I picked one of the first links that came up on a search. Every big bank has been involved in money laundering. They always get away with nothing more than a fine. And yes, I have a "bias" against big banks in the same way I have a "bias" against other types of criminal activity. Any institution labeled "to big to fail" is little more than a criminal enterprise, since they can do just about anything they want, whether illegal or just immoral, and my tax money is used to bail them out --that's theft, it may be legalized theft thanks to the crony crooks in Congress, but theft none-the-less. And I'm not even getting into the fractional reserve system and the extreme leverage these criminal organizations have effectively been using to loot the Treasury and debase the currency. Nor have I gotten into the rampant mortgage fraud perpetrated by BOA and other banks, that has been swept under the carpet and gone unpunished. These big banks are more of a threat to the country than Al Qaeda or the Taliban --or Iran for that matter. Terrorists can't collapse our economy, but the illegal and legal thievery perpetrated by the banking system can.
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