namatad: Vodka Zombie: When our bankers commit fraud, they don't even see the inside of a courtroom.Imagine if Bernie Madoff had been slow hung on Wall Street instead of sent to that comfy prison?
Dinki: In America, Bankers look at an illegal deal and decide if the profit will outweigh any potential fine. That is the only disincentive to crime for them- will they lose money on the deal?
diaphoresis: You assume the banker's are guilty.. it's Iran.
Gdalescrboz: It's amazing how liberals praise the idea of hanging people who steal money, but if I want to hang a rapist or child molester I'm a monster. Don't get me wrong, I want to hang all the farkers, but how liberals are able to take a situational stand on capital punishment rather than a moral stand blows my mind.
Khellendros: I like how everyone assumes this is a good thing, and that they are guilty. We spend decades screaming about their laws, and how screwed up their court system is - killing innocent people, vilifying legitimate actions. But no, those bankers got what they deserved. They definitely did what the government said they did, and should die for it. THIS time, the courts there did it right.As usual, I see the concept of justice is alive and well among internet forums.
Vodka Zombie: When our bankers commit fraud, they don't even see the inside of a courtroom.
Amos Quito: [www.nypost.com image 300x300]"As The Post revealed last week, Lew has come under fire in the Senate for leading NYU at a time when it was accused of steering student loans to "preferred lenders," including Citigroup, in exchange for "kickbacks.""NYU settled with the state attorney general in 2007 and paid a fine without admitting wrongdoing."Lew left NYU to become an exec at Citigroup - a tenure that has also drawn criticism because he got nearly $1 million in compensation in 2008 around the time the bank got a taxpayer bailout."END QUOTEAnd we're talking about making this BANKSTER Secretary of the Treasury?Considering all the good 'ol boys, we're gonna need a LOT more rope.
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brantgoose: Fraud is not a victimless crime, even when you steal from the rich or companies (who can hurt you and will not stop until they do).As the Golem in Terry Pratchett's Going Postal explains to the former con artist he is guarding (the con artist is "former" in the sense of being legally dead, having been hanged to within an inch of his life by Lord Vetenari's expert hangsman), fraud is murder. When you rob people of enough money, they kill themselves or die prematurely because they have no money to buy food, medicine, etc. The con artist's cons have robbed people and cost them their lives and more--a farmer who bought a dud horse hanged himself because he realized his family was ruined--the father of the con artist's fancy, Miss Dearheart, was robbed of his company by large-scale fraud and her brother killed by an "accident". In short, money is like life-blood--steal enough of it and your victim dies.$2.6 billion dollars is a lot of ruined lives. I am generally opposed to the death penalty. Canada has retained the death penalty only for treason. But the scope of this kind of fraud is, as the charges mentioned at the beginning of the article state:"Four people were sentenced to death on charges of corruption on earth and disrupting the country's economic system ...,"This is fraud on a scale which is equivalent not merely to murder or serial murder or mass murder, but treason. Wrecking the economy of one country can also wreck the economy of others (such as the poor countries and poorer people who have been injured by the current world recession).WE NEED TO HANG MORE BANKERS, LAWYERS AND CON ARTISTS.I don't see any reason to suppose that the charges were false or the trial grossly unfair. The Iranian Imans may be dictators and religious fanatics, but they aren't all that dishonest--they sincerely believe in Islamic and Iranian justice. So yes, I add my voice to those who say that they did the right thing for a change.You can't give fraudsters a second chance ...
Gdalescrboz: Miss SteinGdalescrboz: It's amazing how liberals praise the idea of hanging people who steal money, but if I want to hang a rapist or child molester I'm a monster. Don't get me wrong, I want to hang all the farkers, but how liberals are able to take a situational stand on capital punishment rather than a moral stand blows my mind.That's a mighty broad brush you're using there, buddy.Really? Have you ever been in a thread about capital punishment on Fark?
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mongbiohazard: neongoats: Phew, gotta say, I like this precedent.Here in America we practically give them a hand job for stealing, and let them keep their loot in offshore accounts.And write our tax laws to favor them on top of it all...
neongoats: Phew, gotta say, I like this precedent.Here in America we practically give them a hand job for stealing, and let them keep their loot in offshore accounts.
show me: Q. What do you call six hanged bankers?A. A good start.
Genju: [www.aidd.org image 512x384]Where'd the 5th one go?/probably farking pupumi in the face.
Smgth: And here we thought Iran was ALL bad...What do you call 4 dead bankers?A good start./Hang Bernie and his cronies!
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