EvilEgg: Life in prison is absurd for losing $2.4Billion, but it is just right for selling pot.
DjangoStonereaver: What's the point of reformulating sentencing guidelines when you don't have the backbone to actuallyprosecute anyone?
DjangoStonereaver: What's the point of reformulating sentencing guidelines when you don't have the backbone to actually prosecute anyone?
Teiritzamna: Although it is far far harder to actually show a criminal act in most such trades (i.e. it is not, and likely should not be, a crime to be both greedy and incompetent), if they do, then i say fark em, or as Uncle Pratchett says:"You Have Killed Two Point Three Three Eight People," said the golem calmly."I have never laid a finger on anyone in my life, Mr Pump. I may be-- all the things you know I am, but I am not a killer! I have never so much as drawn a sword!""No, You Have Not. But You Have Stolen, Embezzled, Defrauded And Swindled Without Discrimination, Mr Lipvig. You Have Ruined Businesses And Destroyed Jobs. When Banks Fail, It Is Seldom Bankers Who Starve. Your Actions Have Taken Money From Those Who Had Little Enough To Begin With. In A Myriad Small Ways You Have Hastened The Deaths Of Many. You Do Not Know Them. You Did Not See Them Bleed. But You Snatched Bread From Their Mouths And Tore Clothes From Their Backs. For Sport, Mr Lipvig. For Sport. For The Joy Of The Game."
RsquaredW: At the commonly-cited value of $7m per prime earning life,
skrame: RsquaredW: At the commonly-cited value of $7m per prime earning life,Can you explain this? Is that what an "average" person is supposed to earn in their lifetime? If so, that's 140k for 50 years, which doesn't seem average at all.
Marcus Aurelius: Defense lawyers, the American Bar Association, some judges and others have criticized the guidelines, saying they emphasize financial losses caused by crime over all other factors, sometimes resulting in sentences that are too severeIs it more than 10 years? Because 10 years is what a Deadhead gets for possessing LSD at a concert. Anything less than 10 years for these people is completely inadequate.
mod3072: How many politicians does your "Deadhead" own? 0? Fark you. If you're not willing to shell out hundreds of millions of dollars to buy laws that are favorable to you, don't come whining to me when you get screwed over by the system.
Nuclear Monk: skrame: RsquaredW: At the commonly-cited value of $7m per prime earning life,Can you explain this? Is that what an "average" person is supposed to earn in their lifetime? If so, that's 140k for 50 years, which doesn't seem average at all.Maybe that's how much a human resource produces for a company?:)
Nuclear Monk: Maybe that's how much a human resource produces for a company?:)
Teiritzamna: TL;DR why do the moneyed interests own Washington, because we let them.
IrateShadow: Teiritzamna: TL;DR why do the moneyed interests own Washington, because we let them.If you don't have money, you can't afford to think long-term. If I'm a schlub that puts $10 away instead of buying a pack of smokes, I feel it immediately because I don't have any smokes. If I'm a banking exec worth a billion dollars, I can afford to throw 100m at a PAC to get a law rewritten in a way that will give a 10% return in a couple of years. It's not like I was going to spend it.
umad: We get it. Obama is blah. Get over it. He never said the hope and change would be for the little guy.
swaxhog: is "headline" is absurdhow is baby babby formed
Teiritzamna: It is often not backbone - its that proving an actual crime has been committed is really really hard.
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