doyner: Why in the name of god's green earth would you put a paltry FIVE FARKING YEARS statute of limitations on something like that?
Therion: yeah, like any of them are going to be charged, ever.[25.media.tumblr.com image 245x187]
dahmers love zombie: You know what's gonna happen? They're going to find one or two real scumbags -- serious tossers. They're gonna throw 'em to the wolves. In exchange, the wolves are gonna forget that there were ever any other bad bankers out there. And as for fines high enough to come CLOSE to making people whole again? Lolz. You only get bailed out if you're worth half a billion or more.
Sin_City_Superhero: FTFA: What do you think?That I want some of whatever subby is smoking.
vudutek: sorry, subby. they haven't even had a slap on the wrist in 5 years, nothings gonna happen in another 5.
Pocket Ninja: would you want to throw them in the stockade and give them dishonorable discharges because one time they didn't clean their barracks correctly?
weasil: Pocket Ninja: would you want to throw them in the stockade and give them dishonorable discharges because one time they didn't clean their barracks correctly?Um, no. That's asinine. But if they took the nuclear bomb they were supposed to drop on the enemy, and they dropped it on our own citizens, sure as fark I'd want to see some heads roll.There are hundreds, if not thousands, of qualified individuals who were in the business through the whole boom-and-bust, who would know the things you say are necessary to know to avoid another crash, who would gladly step forward to carry the mantle. Second-stringers, not rookies.I'd be fine if a few dozen individuals were jailed, and a few laws instituted and enforced to prevent this from reoccurring.
Smelly Pirate Hooker: That would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath.But I am enjoying the Standard & Poor's case going on now.
Pocket Ninja: So here's what I need you to do now, subby. You get yourself a firm grip on that slippery, reptilian portion of your mind, take a deep, deep breath, and relax for a moment. Breathe. Repeat it once or twice. Go ahead, I'll wait.
Whatchoo Talkinbout: Much noise will be made, little real change will occur./I blame Bush.//Obama?///Lincoln??
Pocket Ninja: Subby, what you really need to do at this point is set aside your petty, small-minded vindictive buffoonery and think about real things like "facts" for a moment. I know, I know, that's hard, but here's a fact for you to consider, one of the only facts that matters: The mortgage crash almost brought this entire nation to its knees. We're still not fully recovered. Our economy teeters on a precipice, fragile and innocent as a newborn fawn. Look at it with those big, brown eyes, quivering. Go on, look at it.OK? Now, what you're proposing, in a nutshell, is to set aside this delicate, precious recovering economy of ours and instead embrace a Neanderthal instinct for revenge. OOOGHA, MEAN BANKER HIT ME I HIT BACK. That's what you sound like, subby, and it's so irrevocably sad because such trivial, fight-or-flight reactionary thoughtlessness really does nothing more than insult your millennia of evolution. You believe in evolution, right? Of course you do. So here's what I need you to do now, subby. You get yourself a firm grip on that slippery, reptilian portion of your mind, take a deep, deep breath, and relax for a moment. Breathe. Repeat it once or twice. Go ahead, I'll wait.OK, good. You don't look as ridiculous now, all puffed up and silly with anger. Now think about this, subby. There was a huge mortgage crash, the economy almost went belly-up and destroyed civilization, and now, as a result, you want to put all the bankers -- the bankers who experienced it firsthand, who know what the signs of a crash are and learned what sorts of things cause it and what not to do -- in jail. Seriously, that's what your proposing. Now, think about that for a moment. Really think. If you were at war, and you had a elite core of super veteran marine soldiers who'd been through countless battles and knew every strategy in the book, would you want to throw them in the stockade and give them dishonorable discharges because one time they didn't clean their barracks correctly? Huh? ...
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