Forum Post: Banana States of America (BSA), CARTELS, Corruption, Regulation Capture, Lobbying, Conflict of Interest
Posted 5 years ago on June 28, 2012, 1:34 p.m. EST by Middleaged
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Our Motto is that Money, Banking, Corporations, and the Military Industrial Complex Come First !!
1) The SEC often settles or makes deals to accept a penalty from the bank with the biggest banks on charges of money laundering or other banking violations (at a fraction of the profits made).
2) Too Big To Fail (TBTF) banks often repeat violations within 1-2 years for behavior they agreed in court to stop engaging in.
3) How can any little guy with a limited budget compete with big lobbyist and big corporations with Billions of Dollars?
4) End lobbying by Foreign Interests Today.
5) End Lobbying in Washington DC Tomorrow as the first step in Campaign Finance Reform.
6) US Courts are too Expensive for the 99% to sue Corporations and US Government Agencies (Requires like $2M Dollars)
7) US Bill of Rights Amendments to the US Constitution are Abridged by Individual US States due to missing elements from the Law preventing US States from Limiting Individual Rights.
8) Lawyers work against the Law not for the Law. Most constitutional Lawyers learn how to get around the constitution. Logical conclusion is to shut down congress and let administrative government workers take care of the day to day work.
9) Accounting Fraud that characterized the Savings and Loan Banking Scandal of the 1980s HAS Continued into the 2020s A) Perverse Incentives for High Risk Investments B) Dishonest deals Displace Honest Economic Activity C) Characteristic of Criminal banking Activity
Police State Anyone?
1) The Monroe Doctrine that allows US CIA and US Presidents to meddle in Central and South America.
2) The CIA and DEA in general have been caught time and again doing things like running drugs.
3) Bush's Doctrine Preventative War.
4) Bush's First Strike on Failed States.
5) Patriot Act - because it erodes the Bill of Rights.
6) Domestic Security Enhancement Act of 2003 (Patriot Act 2).
7) United States Department of Homeland Security Creation (because like all agencies there is slim chance of ever getting rid of it) The fact is we could have forced other existing agencies to do a better job with the authorized employees that they already had. The Director of CIA for instance had the responsibility to gather intelligence from all other agencies.
8) National Defense Authorization Act - the power to detain US Citizens without any proof, and hold them till they die.
9) Congress hasn't signed a US Budget for 1000 days.
10) The Iraqi War was not declared by Congress.
11) The Afghanistan War was not declared by Congress and is still a mystery to our troops what the mission is. We are not fighting a state, we are not fighting logistics hubs, we are not fighting supply lines, we can not identify the enemy since the enemy does not wear a uniform.
12) The Vietnam War was not declared by Congress.
13) The Korean War was not declared by Congress.
14) Career Politician are a corruption by DEFINITION. There should be no Lobbying, No PACs, No receipt of gifts, No airplane rides, No Free Conventions, No Free Hotel Rooms, No Dinners over $100 (I guess), No tickets, No Foreign Entities gifts (we call this treason), No special Mortgages, and No Book sales to political or corporate organizations.
Banana States of America (BSA). US Banana States (USBS). American Republic of Bananas (ARB). United Banana States of American (UBSA). United Banana States of North America (UBSNA). Republic of Banana Bankers (RBB). Republic of Banana Congress (RBC). The Corporate Congress of the Banana Republic (CCBR). United Select Banana States (USBS). United Corporations and Banking States (UCBS). US Conglomerate Republic of Banking States (USRBS).
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