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  •  Commandment number Seven (5+ / 0-)
    To this class also belong usurers, the most cruel and relentless of extortioners, who by their exorbitant rates of interest, plunder and destroy the poor. Whatever is received above the capital and principal, be it money, or anything else that may be purchased or estimated by money, is usury; for it is written in Ezechiel: He hath not lent upon usury, nor taken an increase; and in Luke our Lord says: Lend, hoping for nothing thereby. Even among the pagans usury was always considered a most grievous and odious crime. Hence the question, "What is usury ?" was answered: "What is murder?" And, indeed, he who lends at usury sells the same thing twice, or sells that which has no real existence.

    Don't roof rack me bro', Now the brown's comin' down; Präsidentenelf-maßschach; "Nous sommes un groupuscule" (-9.50; -7.03) "Ensanguining the skies...Falls the remorseful day".政治委员, 政委‽ Warning - some snark above ‽

    by annieli on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 02:26:56 PM PDT

    •  Makes Levitical literalism (4+ / 0-)

      look like small potatoes, doesn't it?  

      A world without usury -- or where usurers are social pariahs -- almost unimaginable now, isn't it?  Yet that oh-so-popular holy book is remarkably clear on the subject.

      "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

      by lgmcp on Fri Aug 24, 2012 at 04:06:26 PM PDT

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      •  You mean? (0+ / 0-)

        You mean the book they pick and choose out of to justify screwing the poor ever so determinedly?

        The modern Sadducees...

        "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

        by gsbadj on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 04:36:48 AM PDT

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    •  There is a reason the GOP is so adamantly (2+ / 0-)
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      against Elizabeth Warren and the CPFB.  This board would definitely be on the lookout and warning consumers about usury, which is one of the many tools the rich wield in order to get richer, thereby making the poor even poorer.  

      •  Just struck me (0+ / 0-)

        The explosion of naked greed as the driving force of business coincides with the deregulation of banks and the deregulation of usury.

        "Unseen, in the background, Fate was quietly slipping the lead into the boxing glove." P.G. Wodehouse

        by gsbadj on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 04:41:36 AM PDT

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