"Posted by BMH, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, 1 hour ago
What is a "population?"
Key banks in EVERY CITY? I can immediately think of a few they missed.
I love it - ACORN brought down the country. That is insane. Totally insane.
The REALLY scary thing would be if the number of conspiracy theorists on these boards is representative of the number in the general population."
GREAT POST BHM!
Let's start with Halliburton ( Dick Cheney & Co.)
Halliburton, was in the middle of an integument and facing severe and harsh penalties and hundreds of counts felony charges for bilking American for Multi Billions of Tax Payer Dollars during the previous Iraq War, Kuwait, Desert Storm and "other" covert missions and "details" when we invaded Afghanistan.
Immediately a NO BID contract was ISSUED By Bush, Cheney & Co. to Halliburton the minute we invaded Afghanistan and this continued through the Invasion of Iraq!Bush, Cheney and their Cohorts have reaped big bucks in this war! But where were you dooms day stand up conservatives when that happened? No where to be found and not a word said! Because you back big wars and military might!
NOW, let's move on to the Fed Chairman,
Ben Shalom Bernanke was born December 13, 1953. He is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve. Bernanke succeeded Alan Greenspan on February 1, 2006. He was ranked the 4th most powerful person in the world in an annual ranking by Newsweek in 2008.
In a letter to Congress from New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo dated April 23, 2009, Bernanke was mentioned along with former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson in allegations of fraud concerning the acquisition of Merrill Lynch by Bank of America. The letter alleged that the extent of the losses at Merrill Lynch were not disclosed to Bank of America by Bernanke and Paulson. When Bank of America CEO Kenneth Lewis informed Paulson that Bank of America was exiting the merger by invoking the "Materially Adverse Change" clause Paulson immediately called Lewis to a meeting in Washington. At the meeting, which allegedly took place on December 21, 2008, Paulson told Lewis that he and the board would be replaced if they invoked the MAC clause and additionally not to reveal the extent of the losses to shareholders. Paulson stated to Cuomo's office that he was directed by Bernanke to threaten Lewis in this manner. Congressional hearings into these allegations were conducted on June 25, 2009, with Bernanke testifying that he did not bully Ken Lewis. Under intense questioning by members of Congress, Bernanke said, "I never said anything about firing the board and the management [of Bank of America]." In further testimony, Bernanke said the Fed did nothing illegal or unethical in its efforts to convince Bank of America not to end the merger. Lewis told the panel that authorities expressed "strong views" but said he would not characterize their stance as improper .
Now let's move on to:
Mr. Goldman Sachs himself! Bush Cronies Extraordinaire!
Henry Merritt "Hank" Paulson Jr. (born March 28, 1946) served as the 74th United States Treasury Secretary and is a member of the International Monetary Fund Board of Governors. He previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. In 2008, Time named Paulson as a runner-up for its Person of the Year 2008, saying, with reference to the Global Financial Crisis of 2008: "if there is a face to this financial debacle, it is now his".
Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson strongly defended his decision to pressure Bank of America to go through with a deal to acquire troubled Merrill Lynch & Co. during last fall's financial crisis, saying the failure of the acquisition would have threatened the stability of both institutions
Facing hostile questioning Thursday from some Democrats and fellow Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Paulson also justified the broader actions he and other Bush administration officials took during the crisis in conjunction with the Federal Reserve and other financial regulators.
In his first appearance before Congress since leaving office in January, Paulson said the actions "were not perfect" but "they saved this nation from great peril."
Asked to explain how bad the conditions would have become had the government not stepped in to help financial institutions, including injecting billions of dollars directly into large banks with some of the $700 billion bailout fund, Paulson said he had been told it would have resembled the Great Depression with "people in the streets" and global political instability.
"I knew it was going to be very bad, and I didn't want to experience very bad," Paulson said.
Several lawmakers accused Paulson of being evasive on his recollection of what they called threats he and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke made to fire Bank of America Chief Executive Ken Lewis if he pulled out of the Merrill deal in December.
Now consider this:
Besides the wars, intended to boost our flailing economy, the housing melt down was cause in part by Bush & Co. completely ignoring the red flags and the experts on what was inevitable.
Washington, Wall Street, Private Investment Banks, The SEC, The Fed, Fannie May and Freddie Mac, AIG and many insurance companies ALL co conspired to make as much money as far as possible, for as long as possible, KNOWING FULL WELL that the end result would be a financial catastrophe and the DEMISE of our Economy, as well as tilting the WORLD BANKS on their Axis!
LOOK Here NOW!
Absolute Power Corrupts and Power Corrupts Absolutely! If anyone thinks we are going to get straight shooters from Congress to the President of the United States, They ARE FOOLING themselves!
This CRAP has been going on for a HUNDRED or MORE years! We only notice, point fingers and Blame, when it hurts OUR pocketbook! We are Greedy!
When we were all fat and happy, jobs were plenty and housing values were rising to the MOON, NOBODY said a Dam word!
Either People are greed driven by NATURE, as In DARWIN, OR Eve should have NEVER eaten that APPLE! Either way, WE are ALL responsible for EVERYTHING!
NO ONE is better than anyone! Priests, Pastors, Soccer Coaches, Soccer Moms, Teachers, Youth Pastors, Bankers, lawyers, Doctors, Computer Scientists, Professors
Have ALL committed Major Financial and Sexual and other serious crimes such as murder and crimes of passion, robbery, rape , drug offences, have all cheated on their spouses etc.
Nobody's Perfect and we are flawed by Human Nature!
Personally I find it ironic that so many Evangelical Christians look down upon the "sinners" the "unsaved souls' and feel they are superior.
There are MANY belief systems in which people work very hard to better them selves and live clean healthy and upright lives, such as Buddhism, Hindu, Catholic, Cosmic Consciousness, Meditation etc.
Funny thing is that most of the latter belief systems are minute by minute practice of higher consciousness and those that practice these more "groovy" conscious living
"Fads" the "sinners" who are "worshipping the devil" are LESS likely to commit these sins and crimes than the "Born Again Christians"!! When was the last time you read about a violent sex crime or any major crime in which the prep was heavily into meditation and higher councils living?
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