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  •  Time for a manicure. n/t (4+ / 0-)
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    jm214, OhioNatureMom, cosette, chimene

    Stay Democratic, my friends. -The Most Interesting Man in the World

    by boran2 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 08:09:09 AM PDT

    •  Back in Early Capitalism days, the ruling class (3+ / 0-)
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      routinely cut off poor folks' body parts, if the poor folks were caught doing stuff like stealing bread to, like, you know, eat. Hands were a popular item to sever, on the notion that a thief will have a harder time stealing stuff without mitts to grab-it-and-run with. The idea, I guess, was deterrence, coupled with retribution, and that Calvinist-Elect-satisfying sweet notion of maintaining the status quo. And of course even thieves and cutpurses and murderers got their jollies out of the public displays of "justice done," with consequent gore.

      Now that the thieving is being accomplished by the MIT-educated brains of Financialistas, one might wonder about finding punishments to fit the crime, though of course in our present Derivatized Wonderland, none of that stuff is "not legal" any more... http://www.thenation.com/...

      "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

      by jm214 on Mon Jul 09, 2012 at 08:26:44 AM PDT

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