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  •  Sorry, But I don't see where to add (4+ / 0-)

    a comment at that link. Sure would like to!

    "Only a Vulcan mind meld will help with this congress." Leonard Nimoy, 3/1/13

    by nzanne on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 01:59:30 PM PDT

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    •  The SEC is old-fashioned. That's why the Financial (3+ / 0-)

      Industry (sic) is getting away with murder, figuratively and literally. They maintain themselves about a respectful 10 paces behind the "Industry Leaders," and so many of them have as a career goal a nice comfy spot as a partner in a big law or lobbying (much the same) firm, exercising their accumulated procedural and substantive learning for a much larger annual paycheck.

      So if you want to add your name to the petition, you will have to "file" it by actually printing out your contribution and mailing it, with a stamp and all, to the SEC at the address given. Or go later-20th-century and fax it to the number given. Amazing, isn't it that some 465,000 of our fellow citizens went to that much trouble to

      Of course, the lobbyists and lawyers who "appear before" the SEC to help the Very Few escape liability for the very few remaining financial crimes, and who flood the dockets of rulemakings that might constrain the Vampire Squid in any way, and file their own "get mah boy outa jail free" rulemaking petitions, have their offices just down the block from 100 "F" Street.

      Sorry for the inconvenience. I didn't vote for it...

      "Is that all there is?" Peggy Lee.

      by jm214 on Wed Mar 27, 2013 at 03:50:59 PM PDT

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