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(Marketwatch)   South Korea has investigated its wealthy citizens for white-collar crimes, lightly penalized them and found that they are deserving of pardons. Naturally   (marketwatch.com) divider line
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2022-08-12 2:40:57 AM  
One of us, one of us - America
 
2022-08-12 6:33:56 AM  
Geez, rich white guy...wait. Never mind
 
2022-08-12 6:42:17 AM  
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2022-08-12 6:43:20 AM  
You don't dig too deeply into the upper echelons of the Korean corporate hierarchy unless you want to take your life in your hands.
 
2022-08-12 7:04:10 AM  
Well...unless you have a lot of debts.  Then they have an alternative resolution process...

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2022-08-12 7:08:41 AM  
I've one of those hard won sayings:
Friends don't let friends buy samsung.
 
2022-08-12 7:16:04 AM  
Someone call woo young woo!
Yeah I just discovered "KDs."
 
2022-08-12 7:31:08 AM  
I know this is about South Korea, but if I could change one thing about the American Constitution, it would be to make the office of Attorney General an elected position, by popular vote of all citizens, held every midterm election, and give the Attorney General absolute power to investigate both the president and congress, and the AG would have the power to delay pardons for a review, block, or revoke them, though I would have some process where in certain circumstances the president could go over the AGs head to the Supreme Court.  

I would also make it so that the president and the AG, who would often as not likely be from the opposing party, would have to agree on Supreme Court nominees.  This would be of course after we expanded the court in order to balance it out, but also to assure that neither side could pack the court ever again with a bunch of radical monsters.
 
2022-08-12 8:14:22 AM  

winedrinkingman: I know this is about South Korea, but if I could change one thing about the American Constitution, it would be to make the office of Attorney General an elected position, by popular vote of all citizens, held every midterm election, and give the Attorney General absolute power to investigate both the president and congress, and the AG would have the power to delay pardons for a review, block, or revoke them, though I would have some process where in certain circumstances the president could go over the AGs head to the Supreme Court.  

I would also make it so that the president and the AG, who would often as not likely be from the opposing party, would have to agree on Supreme Court nominees.  This would be of course after we expanded the court in order to balance it out, but also to assure that neither side could pack the court ever again with a bunch of radical monsters.


I'd go the other way.

Make no positions beyond parliament members electable, Scandinavian style.

A mix of elected parliament members, and direct democracy, is not democratic.

Besides, people are to stupid for direct democracy, given the complexity of modern society, and because people are dumb.
 
2022-08-12 8:22:35 AM  
They learned all the important lessons from American capitalism.
 
2022-08-12 8:37:35 AM  

me.theuser: I've one of those hard won sayings:
Friends don't let friends buy samsung.


This. I won't willingly buy Samsung products. Two reasons: first, they're overpriced and overrated, poor value for money. Second, their product "innovation" method of "steal patents and then when sued over it, drag it through courts until the other side gives up" ruins better companies with better products.

Also this pardon is unsurprising: they just elected the Korean Trump over there. Expect more soft on white collar crime acts in the future.
 
2022-08-12 9:08:50 AM  

Intrepid00: One of us, one of us - America


That sure didn't take long, the very Weeners of the thread, to typify something as American that's happened around the world for as long as there have been wealthy people.
 
2022-08-12 9:19:12 AM  

Wave Of Anal Fury: Intrepid00: One of us, one of us - America

That sure didn't take long, the very Weeners of the thread, to typify something as American that's happened around the world for as long as there have been wealthy people.


You do know "us" implies it is just more than America and America is also more than just USA? Right?
 
2022-08-12 9:24:18 AM  

sensitive yet dangerous: me.theuser: I've one of those hard won sayings:
Friends don't let friends buy samsung.

This. I won't willingly buy Samsung products. Two reasons: first, they're overpriced and overrated, poor value for money. Second, their product "innovation" method of "steal patents and then when sued over it, drag it through courts until the other side gives up" ruins better companies with better products.

Also this pardon is unsurprising: they just elected the Korean Trump over there. Expect more soft on white collar crime acts in the future.


I didn't even know about their shady IP stealing I just noticed samsung products tend to explode, leak, or catch fire sometime all three and when it could be fixed the parts are so expensive you question just buying a new one
 
2022-08-12 9:35:17 AM  

Intrepid00: Wave Of Anal Fury: Intrepid00: One of us, one of us - America

That sure didn't take long, the very Weeners of the thread, to typify something as American that's happened around the world for as long as there have been wealthy people.

You do know "us" implies it is just more than America and America is also more than just USA? Right?


One of the things I see here on Fark every day is "America is horrible because of x" or "Americans are stupid because of y."  And I get it -- even though Fark's user base is scattered around the world, it's still predominantly a US-based website, so most Farkers look at the world through the lens of the US.  Most of the things people point out as this country's failings, though, like the wealthy getting away with pretty much anything they want, happen all around the world, and they always have.  So when a thread starts with "One of us - America", which I interpreted as "just like America," it looks like just another example of American myopia.

YMMV.
 
2022-08-12 10:11:37 AM  

me.theuser: I've one of those hard won sayings:
Friends don't let friends buy samsung.


Hey, I have a Samsung washer and dryer, and I've only had to have ONE tech come out to make sure it didn't blow up my house.
 
2022-08-12 10:28:56 AM  

winedrinkingman: I know this is about South Korea, but if I could change one thing about the American Constitution, it would be to make the office of Attorney General an elected position, by popular vote of all citizens, held every midterm election, and give the Attorney General absolute power to investigate both the president and congress, and the AG would have the power to delay pardons for a review, block, or revoke them, though I would have some process where in certain circumstances the president could go over the AGs head to the Supreme Court.  

I would also make it so that the president and the AG, who would often as not likely be from the opposing party, would have to agree on Supreme Court nominees.  This would be of course after we expanded the court in order to balance it out, but also to assure that neither side could pack the court ever again with a bunch of radical monsters.


I think something like that might be a good idea. The problem is that the AG is part of the Executive Branch, so you'd have to decide if you wanted to kind of make the Executive kind of a double headed animal or create a whole new branch, and if you did that, you'd need to come up with a way for the other branches to check the power of the AG.

What we've got here isn't really political parties so much as divides between urban/rural, rich/poor, noneducated/educated and strictly religious and less strictly or nonreligious.

These groups need to have more built-in incentives to compromise. Unfortunately, the trend lately is "we're going to have our own stuff so that we don't have to associate with (hiss) those people".  While this makes people feel better for a while, ultimately it's counterproductive.
 
2022-08-12 10:31:10 AM  

shut_it_down: me.theuser: I've one of those hard won sayings:
Friends don't let friends buy samsung.

Hey, I have a Samsung washer and dryer, and I've only had to have ONE tech come out to make sure it didn't blow up my house.


lucky you.  My Samsung washing machine gave up the ghost after only a few years.  The tech guy said they were all POS's.
 
2022-08-12 10:51:50 AM  

winedrinkingman: make the office of Attorney General an elected position, by popular vote of all citizens, held every midterm election,


Because if there's one thing Americans have shown time and again it's the ability to show up and vote in people who genuinely try to make things better for the average American.
 
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