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  •  Sometimes truth is hidden in harsh sarcasm. (1+ / 0-)
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    So, uprated because there is a point that perhaps should be considered.

    Perhaps that is a strong comment, however, due to the gross injustices which are widespread across the nation and getting basically no attention whatsoever (where were Senators aside from Warren on, say, HSBC's money laundering in the hundreds of billions, or Wachovia's money laundering in the hundreds of billions...), it might be appropriate to remember that this tragic situation gets attention while the poor die every day and most of our Senators don't appear to be giving them a second thought.

    "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

    by YucatanMan on Mon Mar 25, 2013 at 10:30:12 PM PDT

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    •  That is just BS (1+ / 0-)
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      louisprandtl

      in my opinion.  Really disappointed to see you uprating that.  I thought better of you.


      "Justice is a commodity"

      by joanneleon on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 04:23:25 PM PDT

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      •  I'm sorry you feel that way. I think everyone (0+ / 0-)

        agrees this is a tragic suicide; there was clearly prosecutorial misconduct; the law was abused; someone was targeted not for the "damage" they did, but just to make an example and, arguably, to advance a career.

        That any Senator would highlight any injustice is important.

        It is still the case that there are gross injustices created by sloppy laws and poor interpretations on a wide scale across the nation. There is a former governor sitting in prison in the south, as one example, due to Bush federal prosecutors' misconduct.

        Besides Warren, who has brought up that money launderers of literally trillions of dollars (between only HSBC & Wachovia, it is over a trillion!) for terrorists and drug cartels are getting a Free Pass from the "Justice" department, while hundreds of thousands of minorities, primarily men, languish in prison, many of them for relatively minor amounts of possession or dealing and many only for marijuana.

        And that's only one topic of many massive injustices that the very limited time Senatorial hearings are held could be investigating.

        I guess I can see the point. I don't like the way it was presented and didn't say I did.  At the same time, I don't think BBB is a "white hater" or anything like that.  I think we need to consider that single cases of white men or women are given much more scrutiny than those of minorities on a very regular basis.

        Anyway, I'm sorry you were disappointed. But that's the way I see things.

        "The law is meant to be my servant and not my master, still less my torturer and my murderer." -- James Baldwin. July 11, 1966.

        by YucatanMan on Tue Mar 26, 2013 at 09:00:35 PM PDT

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