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Wall Street Steals Hundreds of Billions of Dollars from Consumers Annually

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by syadasti, Jul 21, 2013.

  1. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Beer, bikes, gas, electricity, etc, you name and they are ripping you off. They are on track to do the same in copper now. Just what they have in mind for new sources like tar sands and fracked natural gas on track to be exported in new US terminals across the country. Deregulation is great if you are rich or completely stupid...

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/21/business/a-shuffle-of-aluminum-but-to-banks-pure-gold.html

     
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  2. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    don't vote for anyone then....wall street always has someone in the white house looking out for them.
     
  3. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    Did you pay attention in US history class? Market regulation worked last time this happened in the 30s - it took over 60 years to remove those barriers thanks to voting for the wrong people on unrelated issue(s).
     
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  4. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    US history was about 35 years a go for me and i regularly forget what i go to the fridge for....:D
     
  5. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    (Also mentions privacy violations of financial institutions)


     
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  6. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    why so serious?
     
  7. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    It's better to focus on trivial BS like celebrities or spectator sports while being robbed blind then? Better to riot because your favorite sports team wins/loses rather than because Wall Street is robbing you or backwards laws in the South kill unarmed kids?

    They are stealing your beer man, that's why you were at the fridge...
     
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  8. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    i don't drink beer.

    never rioted over sports.

    laws don't kill kids....other kids grownups do.
     
  9. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    hey I thought this was the lounge Newb. We have a forum for semi serious stuff but this ain't it
     
  10. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    i save my deep thinking/serious thought for the morning/evening sh!t.
     
  11. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    Do you eat that special yogurt? I have been thinking of trying some...
     
  12. eric strt6

    eric strt6 Resident Curmudgeon

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    just go buy some Colon Blow
     
  13. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Take it to PaWN. Either way, as long as outside financing is allowed in elections and under educated people are voting based on a book instead of their best interest, this will continue.
     
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    Austin Bike Turbo Monkey

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    File this under "duh". Who here thinks that Wall Street is NOT out to screw us?
     
  15. syadasti

    syadasti i heart mac

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    You need to eat more moral fiber, you have diarrhea. Just because theft or murder becomes legal again doesn't make it preferable to ignore.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    moral fiber?

    whatever you say jesus.
     
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    Polandspring88 Superman

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    You mean those people managing my 401K investments would rather generate commission for themselves than make sure my portfolio is doing well? Awww man.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    syadasti...do you care about Quianna Tompkins yet?

    waiting for jay-z to write a song about her?
     
  19. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    maurice gibson?
     
  20. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    carlos barron?
     
  21. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    There is bugs in the Yogurt so you don't have to deal with all that yucky fiber crap. Moral Fiber? What aisle is that in at Wegmans? Or do I have to go to Trader Joes to get that?
     
  22. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    evidently it is what is expelled out of syadasti anus every time he breaks wind....