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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Treat the Bankers Like Crack Dealers


WALL STREET LENDERS WANT GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD



The Obama Administration continues to back our own domestic despots on Wall Street with the kind of zeal we used to use to support Middle Eastern dictators like Muammar Gaddhafi. What most Americans would truly appreciate is a “Wall Street Spring”, where one by one the executive suites of America’s money center banks are purged of their current C-level officers.

Robo-signing is a crime. Filing fraudulent loan documents in foreclosure proceedings is a crime. The settlements being proposed by Wall Street banks to make their mortgage loan problems go away should be problematic, because the crimes they committed were not accidental—they were premeditated. Attorney General Schneiderman is right to refuse to go along with this charade the banking industry and its regulators are trying put over on the American public once again. What makes all of this worse is that even as our money center bankers evince contrition and demand our forgiveness, their staffers are still performing the same illegal shortcuts that got them into this mess.

Some will say “but isn’t the American public complicit?” After all, it is true that they were willing to wink at Wall Street whenever it told them that 2+2=5, so long as it helped them to get what they wanted, even if they didn't have the money for it, or the cash flow to pay it off. It is true that they took every dollar we loaned them, interest rates be damned. But they took the money according to the rules of the game. It's the mortgage lenders who are breaking the law in their haste to get back money they probably shouldn't have loaned out in the first place. To add insult to injury, now that they've been caught red handed, they want full immunity from future claims as a part of any settlement. Immunity would be a corporate "get out of jail free" card for the industry, given that no one really knows how many loans were affected by these lender's illicit practices.

These overdressed weasels on Wall Street masquerading as men of substance should be walking the plank. Instead, they are about to buy their way out of documented loan fraud with another round of shareholder billions. When will the American public get it? When will the people who need to be outraged (this is your cue, Tea Party, but you are too god damned obsessed with your Negro President to care about the men in pinstripes who even now have their hands in your pockets) finally stand up, the way people have been standing up all spring in the Middle East, and run these criminals out of the country?

The obvious conclusion to be drawn from the move to kick the New York Attorney General off the foreclosure investigation committee would seem to be that our banking system is a house of cards. Which brings us to the sixty four thousand dollar question of the week—what do you do when if forcing our banking system to acknowledge the truth means certain financial ruin for much of the nation as we know it?

128 comments:

  1. Too bad that we have:

    "Too Big to Fail" instead of "Too Brilliant to Die."

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  2. I don't know, Deuce. Michael Moore is a failure and he's pretty damn big.

    California would be the first state to ban Styrofoam containers. So as long as illegal aliens stay the hell away from packing foam they'll be waved through.

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  3. Missouri Senators angry that FEMA cutbacks affect Joplin tornado repairs

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  4. THEY are too big to fail, because THEY are in charge.

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  5. Congressional Black Caucus Declares "War" On Racist Tea Party

    (of course, what would happen if someone organized a Congressional White Caucus?)

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  6. Obama's illegal alien uncle has a valid Social Security ID and a driver's license...

    What a coincidence. So does Obama.

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  7. The Gibson Guitar Saga Gets Steadily Curiouser

    Martin Guitars, same Wood NO Police State Action
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    If girls with big boobs work at HOOTERS, where do women with one leg work?

    IHOP

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  8. Someone once said that if anyone else did what bankers do, they'd be thrown in prison.

    I have a strong safe and I'll hold your money for you. But since I know that most of the people I'm holding money for won't come back today to get their money, I'll lend it to other people and charge interest. If everyone comes back at the same time and asks for their money, I'll shut my door and put an "Out of Business" sign up. Or, I'll just have the federal government pay them from the insurance company they created.

    Bankers commited the robbery and borrowers drove the getaway car, but the government selected the crime scene, drew up the robbery plans, and handed out the guns and masks. And government will pay for the defense lawyer if the bankers get caught.

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  9. "A man could kill from sun up til sun down and his work would never be done."

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  10. Got turned down for a loan?

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  11. anon, please repost with a name or initial.

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  12. The culprits are known, the ceo's, coo's, boards of directors and all others who knew the hazards have proven themselves unfit to manage other peoples money.

    The government MUST insist that these people are never allowed to run a company again, they should immediately be barred from sitting as an executive member of any company trading in the USA

    Shareholders should be scanning the lists of boards of directors and hounding any company that have these idiots on their board to immediately discontinue their employment.

    Honest people should shun them, if they are seen on the street, spit on them.

    If this is not implemented then I believe shooting is too good for these vermin. We should go medieval and drag them through the streets in a tumbrel and hang them from a lamp-post outside their head office. Allow their bodies to rot away as message to future managers that malfeasance has a high price.

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  13. ah, sorry

    b

    Banks have always been there for me, through farming and developing both.

    I got no problem with them.

    Waiting for my wife, then going wolfing.

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  14. We have a moose out there now, this is a rare 7-8 year event. If those son bitches kill my moose.....

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  15. Wolves
    Are a four legged
    Flash mob
    Yobbowolves
    They attack
    The old
    The solitary
    The young
    The infirm
    Not for purse
    Not for food either
    Mostly for pleasure
    Blood in the mouth
    Hubristic
    Their nemesis approaches...


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    And the wolves await...

    ...bemused at the thought of this ancient artifact approaching on gimpy knees.


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    In MI, a concealed weapons permit requires that the applicant be mentally competant.

    Evidently, the same reules do not apply to hunting licenses in Ideeeho.

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    Wolf hunts?

    What can one expect from a state where guys sit around betting on how many people will drown in rivers?

    All of a piece. Very sad.

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  19. And, we are outta here right now.

    The stuffed wolf carcass will look great in your Italian barber shop.

    When you bring it in, you'll be the hero of the day, for, well, one day.

    Then the talk will slip back to the mob, etc.


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  20. Moose are more dangerous to humans, than are wolves.

    A documented truth.

    Although they appear gentle, wild moose attack hikers and tourists every year in Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Alaska and throughout ...

    Only a person suffering from dementia would hunt wolves and at the same time attempt to provide a safe harbor for truly dangerous animals.

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  21. And truckers losing it on the Lewiston Hill, don't forget that.

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    The Hills Have Eyes writ large in the Lolo.

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  23. ah, but wolves are more dangerous to moose, than moose are to wolves, and I'm concerned about the moose.

    Gotta go NOW

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  24. .

    Many denigrate conspiracy theories, still...

    Compensation system urged for research victims

    ...“The panel felt strongly that it was wrong and a mistake that the United States was an outlier in not specifying any system for compensation for research subjects other than, ‘You get a lawyer and sue,’” said Amy Gutmann of the University of Pennsylvania, who chairs the commission and served on the subcommittee.

    The recommendation came on the second day of a two-day public hearing to air the results of a commission probe into medical experiments that the U.S. government researchers conducted in Guatemala in the 1940s.

    The recently uncovered studies involved more than 5,500 men, women and children who were unwittingly drafted into tests involving the venereal diseases syphilis, gonorrhea and chancroid. The tests included deliberately — sometimes grotesquely — attempting to infect subjects without their permission or knowledge...


    I'm From The Government And I'm Here To Help

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  25. .

    Your government at work. Sixty some years and the truth is just now coming out and pretty much by accident.


    In one case described during Monday’s two-hour hearing, a woman who was infected with syphilis was clearly dying from the disease. Instead of treating her, the researchers poured gonorrhea-infected pus into her eyes and other orifices and infected her again with syphilis. She died six months later.

    The ultimate goal of the Guatemalan research was to determine whether taking penicillin after sex would protect against syphilis, gonorrhea and chancroid. The question was a medical priority at the time, especially in the military. The Guatemalan experiments, carried out between 1946 and 1948, aimed to find a reliable way of infecting subjects for future studies.

    The research included infecting prisoners by bringing them prostitutes who were either already carrying the diseases or were purposely infected by the researchers. Doctors also poured bacteria onto wounds they had opened with needles on prisoners’ penises, faces and arms. In some cases, infectious material was injected into their spines, the commission reported.

    The researchers conducted similar experiments on soldiers in an army barracks and on men and women in the National Mental Health Hospital. The researchers took blood samples from children at the National Orphanage, although they did not purposely infect them...


    How Can You Help But Be Cynical

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  26. .

    ATF head Kenneth Melson reassigned amid gun-trafficking probe

    The ATF head has been reassigned amid an investigation into a controversial U.S. gun-trafficking operation, part of a a broader shakeup at the Justice Department in which the U.S. attorney in Phoenix is stepping down, people familiar with the moves said Tuesday.

    Kenneth E. Melson, acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, will become a senior advisor on forensic science in the department’s Office of Legal Policy. He will be replaced at ATF by B. Todd Jones, the U.S. attorney in Minnesota, the department said in a statement...


    ATF Head Reassigned

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  27. This is interesting. "Green Energy" is not only the fastest growing part of the U.S. economy, we, actually, have a Trade "Surplus" in Solar, and Solar Products.

    We Even Have a Trade Surplus with China in Solar Products.

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  28. If there is a trade surplus, rufus, the powers that be will work to degrade the US position in that industry.

    Just watch the Congress, and see.

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  29. How very interesting: Egypt wants to move more tanks, APCs and troops into the Sinai, ostensibly to reinforce its effort to hunt down some 10 jihadists. Indeed, so concerned is Egypt that it wants to amend its 1979 treaty with Israel so it can break the terms of the 1979 treaty with Israel. And all this is happening just days to weeks prior to the PA seeking recognition from the UN General Assembly – at which time Israel expects madness on a massive scale. How very convenient for the Egyptians and Palestinians to have armor et al at the border. Although I cannot speak for all Israelis in the government, I am certain that some must smell the rat.

    Report: Egyptian forces raid Jihad cells in Sinai

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  30. Those same Islamoid Jihadi caused the US to send over 150,000 troops to Iraq, surly the movement of a few tanks and some soldiers into the Sinai must be seen as reasonable, by the US action standard.

    But then, again, some smelled a rat in the US deployment to Iraq.

    The Egyptian military may be willing to defend their civilian cousins, in the Gaza.

    Times, they are a changin'

    Some say that

    Only time will tell.

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  31. Moose are like most other animals in that the females will defend babies if threatened, the the males don't want you messing with them during the breeding season. Other than that, they will run from you if given the chance.

    Wolves should be treated as a game animal, i.e, populations controlled and protected by state game departments through controlled hunting.

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  32. Israel sees the Egyptian APCs and raises two warships:

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel sent two more warships to the Red Sea border with Egypt, the military said Tuesday, part of a military reinforcement there following warnings that militants are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil.

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  33. We can't allow the hunting of Bullwinkle, gag.

    Why, the very idea would put Rocky in a funky mood.

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  34. Those Israeli are just there to help their Egyptian counter parts, Ms T.

    Everyone is looking for those Jihadi rats.

    Or at least using them.

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  35. That is precisely why Rocky gets hunted too. Then he starts worrying about his own squirrely ass!

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  36. re: The Egyptian military may be willing to defend their civilian cousins, in the Gaza.

    One can but hope. Israel badly needs the strategic depth given by the Sinai. It has not even crossed my mind that Israel might be defeated by Muslim warriors.

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    Wolves should be treated as a game animal, i.e, populations controlled and protected by state game departments through controlled hunting.


    Period.




    How do those wolves taste Gag?

    Or are you a shoot and release kind of guy?


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  38. Gosh, just think about what might be hidden in a massive crowd doing the "Israel Spring" shuffle - a mobilization of reserves - Nah...

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  39. Wow Bob, you sure are a real man, killing an innocent wolf with a rifle. I suppose with that scope ya could stay 100 yards away. Some sport huh? Why stop with wolves/ Why not kill all the animals and rid yourself all those old insecurities? Besides, that way you can build and sell all the houses you want. Then you can sit around and watch your 100 inch TV, cuz there'd be no reason to go outside anymore---only concrete and buildings cuz of idiots like you!!!

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  40. Gag, you are real tough guy shooting wolves. to bad cannot shoot back. should try viagra instead. gutless sack. hope your business suffers. all my info is correct; hope to meet you some day.

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  41. Lets face it Bob, your are a knob head, probably fucked you own sister you inbred hillbilly. As for the ranchers and the killing of livestock, big fucking deal, I'm sure we are not all going to starve and your losses are so great that you are all bordering on poverty (not). You kill wolves because you think the land you occupy belongs to you, and because its easy. Asshole!!!!

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  42. We kill for the thrill, Eva, not the need to eat.

    To do it to animals that can't shoot back, from a distance, with a rifle, women's work.

    It's all about entertainment, Blood Sport.

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  43. Dear Q and Eva (one in the same?),

    I didnt say I hunt wolves, I said that is how their numbers should be controlled.

    There is no other way to do it effectively.

    Criticizing the method, but not offering an alternative is more bambi stuff with no substance.

    Oh, and Eva? Bite me.

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  44. May be why most of the combat vets that I know, personally, don't hunt little animals, for sport.

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  45. Here we go with the hero, I am a big bad vet shit again.

    Go buy your hamburger meat in a nice little celaphane wrapper, and try not to think about how it got there while you cook and eat it.

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  46. Most of the combat vets (oooh scary) I know personally DO hunt, and I was taught to hunt by my dad who was also a combat vet.

    You must be hanging out with some real pussies rat.

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  47. Lets face it Bob, your are a knob head, probably fucked you own sister you inbred hillbilly.

    That's not how ladies talk.

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    Dear Q and Eva (one in the same?),

    Unlike a lot of people here, I have no use for anonymous sources asshole

    I say what I have to say under my own screen name.

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    Bob I can see. He has never truly evolved from the level of the peasant who fears the night and sleeps with a pitchfork near his bed.

    You, Gag, on the other hand profess to be a religious sort of guy and I find it somewhat ironic that Proverbs 12:27 says of hunting "The slothful man roasteth not that which he took in hunting: but the substance of a diligent man is precious."

    Game Animals. Cute.

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  50. anonymous sources asshole

    Now that's a mouthful.

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    So that's your argument, to attack syntax and punctuation.

    Let me correct it.

    "I have no problem telling you what I think of your post under my own screen name, asshole."

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  52. Well Q, I'm not really religious at least regarding the man made type. I do know that Proverb and it means a lazy man doesnt eat what he kills. That doesnt apply to me. Nice try though.

    As far as wolves are concerned, they need to be managed, and not from inside the beltway. State Game and Fish departments do a better job. They basically do it in 2 ways, either thru controlled hunting or relocation of the animal.

    Hunting brings revenue in to the state through selling licenses and hunters from out of town spending money while they are hunting.

    Relocation merely transports the problem to somewhere else.

    I am still waiting for an alternative and equally effective method from the bambi hugger?

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    Hunting brings revenue in to the state through selling licenses and hunters from out of town spending money while they are hunting.



    When it comes to hunting, this is where the rubber meets the road. There are those in the government who care about wildlife management but I suspect most of the decisions are driven by economics.

    There are many actions taken by the states that make it easier for hunters at the expense of good management. One example is allowing hunters to bait areas for deer. Makes it easier for the deer to be hunted but by bringing them into concentrated areas and close contact it helps spread desease and hurts the herds.

    From the stories Bob has posted it appears (to me) that economics is the prime consideration. Why let the wolves drive the elk into higher, more remote areas and make it harder for hunters and outfitters? Given the number of wolves in Idaho, allowing hunting and trapping at the level discussed seems like overkill to me.

    Likewise, of the articles Bob has posted, I don't recall any where it wasn't the hunting industry, outfitters, etc. who weren't out in front of this campaign.

    Bob assures us the public is with him. However, if you read the 'comments' section on the articles he posts, there are an awful lot who aren't.

    I am obviously not a 'bambi hugger' as I have deer tearing up my lawn and eating my plants year round. In fact, I wish our DNR would do something about the overpopulation here.

    But to address your point, that is what this argument is about. It's political and in my view driven by the need to make a buck. You say "give me an alternative to this problem." And I say "What problem?"

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  54. Game & Fish, here in AZ, has been working with the Forest Service to make horses "big game".

    Violation of the Federal Law, but there you go.

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  55. Relax lupus lovers. The hunt is over for the day. Mostly I just looked for tracks thinking of all the morrows to come.

    I'm with PETA. Never introduce a predator into where they weren't.

    I feel I am doing PETA's, and G-d's, work.

    Also, I like to razz Q. (most of all)

    I do think it has been an utter disaster to introduce (not reintroduce) a killer species that wasn't here. The Lolo tells the tale, from over 16,000 down to less than 2,000.

    Glad I helped start a discussion over something other than the middle-east.


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  56. Why let the wolves drive the elk into higher, more remote areas and make it harder for hunters and outfitters? Given the number of wolves in Idaho, allowing hunting and trapping at the level discussed seems like overkill to me.

    Non-sense, it's where they hang out, rugged but not so high as all that. Always have been up there. If it snows too much they come down, and often get free food from the big bad hunters, who pay for the feeding programs.

    You have no f-ing idea the number of wolves in Idaho.

    If you buy the published estimated numbers from the Wildlife folk you are, well, crazy.

    "When the political winds change, I'll stand with the elk, moose and deer."

    I'm proud to be part of the thin camoflaged line between the grazers and the meat eaters.

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  57. By the way, there never were any wolves out at the farm, till now, of any kind. My aunt would certainly have mentioned them.

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  58. The Federals control the range that the wolves are running upon. They can and should, restrict the hunting of wolves.

    The argument that livestock is lost to the wolves, is bogus in the extreme. Welfare ranchers are what there are, in Idaho. The ranchers do not own the range. The people of the United States do.


    It is their National Heritage.

    Those wolves best representing that heritage, more so than the livestock. Lost livestock, a cost of doing business on Federal land.

    The primary decision makers as to that land use, mineral, flora and fauna management, are in Congress and the appropriate Federal management agencies.

    As both you and boob have both argued is best, before, gag.

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  59. The public here is with me, or, I'm with them. Overwhelmingly.

    I bet Eva is from some big city somewheres.

    Or maybe, Santa Cruz.

    Where you from, Eva?

    Quirk, well, he's from Detroit.

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  60. Tell that to Wayne and his dead calves, Yobboidiotrat. Tell it to the elk.

    Yobboidiotrat is frustrated again.

    I repeat, these wolves were not native here.

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  61. Quirk is right about one thing, there's plenty of economics involved.

    All those studies
    All those lawsuits
    All those fancy papers
    All those game counts
    All those licenses
    All those tags
    All those seminars
    All those etcetcetc

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  62. Chicago, you can eat a cupcake, you can eat your girl friend, but don't eat or kill animals.

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  63. I repeat, these wolves were not native here.

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    Not like "native you"?

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  64. Unlike a lot of people here, I have no use for anonymous sources asshole

    I say what I have to say under my own screen name.



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  65. Wild animals, boobie, range far and wide.
    Those wolves are native to North America. They've been known to have rangede from central Mexico to Northern Canada.

    They are not bound by the lines of a map.

    It prowled the Black Hills in South Dakota, was caught on camera in Wisconsin, and identified again in Connecticut. DNA tests show that the cougar killed last week in New England traversed 1,500 miles, twice as far as any recorded dispersal pattern for the species. Its appearance in Connecticut marks the first confirmed presence of a mountain lion there in more than a century.

    The two- to five-year old male met its end when and SUV hit it on June 11th. It was most likely looking for a mate in a behavior called dispersal, ...

    Officials know that this cat traveled so far because DNA tests performed at the Forest Service Wildlife Genetics Laboratory in Missoula, Montana show the same genetic material collected in scat, blood, and hair found in Minnesota and Wisconsin


    Not native to your family's welfare land grant farm, comical.
    You make me laugh.

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  66. That the Forest Service has its' own DNA testing facility, in Montana, well, that's another story line, is it not?

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  67. Wildlife Genetics

    Genetics is a branch of Biology which deals with the heredity and variations of organisms. It is the genetic makeup and phenomena of an organism, type, group or condition.

    The Wildlife Ecology Program of the Rocky Mountain Research Station, with its partners, recognized the contemporary role that molecular genetics plays in the management of wildlife. Currently the RMRS Conservation Genetics Program focuses on conducting research that is highly integrated with USFS management needs across the country. The Wildlife Genetics Laboratory works with States, Tribes, Universities and private groups answering state-of-the-art questions in wildlife genetics, and providing answers to pressing wildlife management needs.

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  68. Public Use Effects

    Research informs federal, state, tribal, and local resource agencies on interactions between people and fish/wildlife. It provides better understanding of public-use effects such that they can be mitigated by appropriate management actions. Numerous studies are underway to elucidate social and economic values associated with consumptive and non-consumptive uses of fish/wildlife. Predictive habitat models provide a range of management alternatives for simultaneously enhancing commodity and non-commodity uses of fish/wildlife.

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  69. Our National Heritage

    It spans the continent and is not limited to the needs of any one particular State. Indeed, those that favor the current management of the National Forests and other Federally Administrated lands should favor the Federals managing the fauna there, as well.
    The needs of the Country and its' National Heritage supersedes that of any individual State, locality or individual.

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  70. Or so I've been told, here, at the Elephant Bar by its patrons.

    Those that spoke on the subject favoring the Federals maintaining control and management of the Western range lands.

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  71. Not like "native you"?


    I was here before they were, ninner ninner ninner.....

    hah

    You had big city bullshit written all over your forehead.....

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  72. I quoted the Federal Forest guy who quoted the genetics study to make his point.

    Rat gets so frustrated.


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  73. Those wolves are native to North America.

    Honest to Christ, I never said they weren't native to NORTH AMERICA.

    I said we never had them HERE, in my BACKYARD, or MY AUNT WOULD HAVE TOLD ME SO.

    AND THEY WEREN'T IN THE LOLO, CAUSE THEY WERE INTRODUCED THERE.

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  74. But, more I think about it, I guess it could have been some kind of really really odd coincidence that they airlifted the !@#$%^& from Canada and all the elk turned up dead.

    Kinda a Jungian synchronicity or somethin.

    I'm worn out with trackin', I'm gonna take a nap.

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  75. Not like "native you"?

    I always put Native American on my census forms. I was born in Vancouver, Washington.

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  76. At least seven people, mostly police officers, were killed and 18 injured in two suicide bomb blasts in the Chechen capital of Grozny Tuesday, Chechnyan officials said.

    ...

    The first went off as police were attempting to arrest a suspect in a road in Grozny to check his papers.

    The second blast occurred quickly afterward, the official said.

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  77. T,

    My aunt and uncle live in Ridgefield.

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  78. Seek a professional diagnostician, boob.

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  79. Damn Cowboys will rope anything.

    Rope sheep, and even each other. Gets awful lonesome on the trail.

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  80. rat Caught in New York City

    Impaled on a pitchfork, nonetheless.

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  81. I confess THIS is the real reason I'm out there trying to get a wolf.

    Muddler Minnow Wolf Hair Fly


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  82. I've been reading about wolves on Wikipedia.

    All I can say is, "Good Luck." :)


    Evidently, a wolf that's within reasonable range will hear it when you click the safety off.

    Someone, somehow, determined that a wolf can hear a "leaf" hit the ground.

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  83. I wonder how they did that, about the leaf hitting the ground. Them scientists are clever.

    Report: Palin headed to New Hampshire after tea-party speech in Iowa this weekend
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    I know what you’re thinking, but wait.

    High level Iowa Republicans tell TheIowaRepublican.com that Sarah Palin will fly to New Hampshire following her September 3rd appearance in central Iowa.

    She’s in! Why else would she head to the other major early primary state so soon?

    Possible reason:

    Palin to joint Tea Party Express national tour. To speak Monday in Manchester, NH.

    That’s from Chad Pergram, Fox News’s reporter on the Hill. When he says she’s “joining the tour,” I don’t know if he means joining it for that one event in New Hampshire or traveling with it across the country until it ends on September 12. They’re hitting a bunch of early primary states in addition to NH, arriving in South Carolina on September 9 and then Florida on the 10th, so if she announces on Saturday she could spend the next week making a mark in all four early primary states. Palin herself has steered people away from thinking that she’ll declare before Labor Day, though, so maybe she’s planning to do the tour, build up buzz, and then make the announcement after it ends. Note that the very last event on the TPE tour is the debate they’re co-sponsoring with CNN in Jacksonville on the 12th. She could announce that morning and then make her debut as a candidate that night. CNN will surely accommodate her by adding her at the last second. It’d be a ratings blow-out.

    I hope for the sake of these poor people (picture of Palin supporters) that she decides soon. They’ve been on pins and needles for years. Years!


    She will help Romney out and finish off Bachmann if she goes. Hunch.


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  84. Well I see it wasn't necessarily scientists, could of been Aunt Mildred.

    But she's clever too.

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  85. Evidently, the only way to keep a wolf in a pen is under "lock and key."

    He only has to see you manipulate the latch, no matter how complicated, a couple of times, and he will, promptly, "let hisself out" one night.

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  86. They are reputed to be smart critters, all right.

    Coyotes too.

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  87. It looks like hunting a few wolves isn't, necessarily, a bad thing.

    1) You aren't going to hurt the population, any.

    2) They can get kind of aggressive with the kids, and wimminfolk, in areas where they're not hunted.

    My advice would be: if you really want to shoot a wolf, be out early on the "first" day.

    Your, already slim, odds are going to go down dramatically after that.

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  88. They can distinguish between a man with a weapon, and one without.

    The article seems to infer that even a wolf that has never seen a rifle will steer clear of a man carrying one. They don't seem interested in messing with "confident" two-legged critters (although, they'll take down a bison if they're hungry.)

    Virtually all non-rabid wolf attacks throughout history have been on children, and females.

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  89. Sometimes what appears to be a "sport" attack is just where the old man killed an animal, and tore off a chunk of meat to take back to the old lady, and pups, in the den. They mate for life.

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  90. Best thing is to teach the kids to play the uekelele (or, howtheeverhell you spell that thing.)

    They just flat-out hate the sound of "stringed instruments." That Supersonic Hearing, I suppose.

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  91. Teresita said...
    Israel sees the Egyptian APCs and raises two warships:

    JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel sent two more warships to the Red Sea border with Egypt, the military said Tuesday, part of a military reinforcement there following warnings that militants are planning another attack on southern Israel from Egyptian soil.


    Once again spoken with a bias against israel...


    It should read....

    Palestinians, using Egypt for cover, attack Israel from the Sinai and murder civilians driving in a car, using a anti-tank rocket.

    Once the car was disabled, those fine islamic warriors finished off the mangled israelis with a nice double tap to each of the 2 couple's heads...

    Then in pursuit of said "islamic camel anuses" israel had a firefight with them and their egyptian soldier friends, killing 5 egyptians (wearing the same uniforms that the palestinians wore while butchering the dead israelis

    Now fast forward today...

    Iran is moving a sub and a warship (small one of course) into the red sea....

    and Egypt is moving armor into the sinai to kill or capture the jihadists....

    Now it's been learned another attack is being planned and or carried out by those pesky islamic camel anuses, Israel is reenforcing a relatively safe border.... (except for the southern sudenese that were trying to escape egypt into israel, egypt had no problem shooting them when LEAVING egypt....

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  92. They, absolutely, cannot be domesticated. If you get hold of one before he's two weeks old, and feed him, and raise him, he might not take a bit out of your ass until he turns 1 yr. After that, all bets are off.

    And, he most assuredly will take a chomp out of that sweet little thing that you took out to the pen to "show off your pet wolf."

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  93. too funny...


    Six months of fighting has left some 50,000 dead, one anti-Gaddafi commander said, an estimate that was hard to verify and which, he said, included many people who had gone missing.

    "About 50,000 people were killed since the start of the uprising," Colonel Hisham Buhagiar, commander of the anti-Gaddafi troops who advanced on Tripoli out of the Western Mountains, known as Jebel Nafusa, told Reuters.

    "In Misrata and Zlitan between 15,000 and 17,000 were killed and Jebel Nafusa took a lot of casualties. We liberated about 28,000 prisoners. We presume that all those missing are dead," he said. "Then there was Ajdabiyah, Brega. Many people were killed there too."

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  94. 2) They can get kind of aggressive with the kids, and wimminfolk, in areas where they're not hunted.

    I think that's right. We've been acclimating them to think they have nothing to fear, which they haven't, until the last couple of years.

    And, they don't make real good pets, even watered down maybe 50%.


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  95. We passed in the night on that domesticating, Rufus.

    I saw a 50/50 once, so the guy claimed, in a body shop here. I believe him. Great guard dog? with an absolutely huge steel collar hooked up to a huge steel chain with a huge steel bolt lock.

    He had been shot in the head with a .22 and, well, wasn't too friendly.

    I said "Why keep him around?"

    He said "I dunno."

    :)

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  96. It's easy to see how all the mythologies developed. They really are quite remarkable.

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  97. Can open latched gates.

    Big - One in Alaska came in at 190 lbs.

    Will tear a black bear a "new one."

    Unfriendly, and will make a meal of your first-born (or even your "old lady.")

    And, if you're carrying a pitchfork, he snarls at you, and trots off.

    If you're carrying a rifle he's nowhere around.

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  98. Kind of like a couple of cousins from my father's side of the family. :)

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  99. 'cept they weren't too good with latches. :)

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  100. Bless The Hunters

    The tale
    Little Red Riding Hood, illustrated in a 1927 story anthology

    The story revolves around a girl called Little Red Riding Hood, after the red hooded cape/cloak (In Perrault's fairytale) or a simple cap (In Grimm's fairytale) she wears. The girl walks through the woods to deliver food to her sick grandmother.

    A wolf wants to eat the girl but is afraid to do so in public. He approaches Little Red Riding Hood and she naïvely tells him where she is going. He suggests the girl pick some flowers, which she does. In the meantime, he goes to the grandmother's house and gains entry by pretending to be the girl. He swallows the grandmother whole, and waits for the girl, disguised as the grandma.

    When the girl arrives, she notices she looks very strange to be her grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood then says, "What big hands you have!" In most retellings, this eventually culminates with Little Red Riding Hood saying, "My, what big teeth you have!", to which the wolf replies, "The better to eat you with," and swallows her whole, too.

    A hunter, however, comes to the rescue and cuts the wolf open. Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother fastly emerge unharmed. They fill the wolf's body with heavy stones. The wolf awakens thirsty from his large meal and goes to the well to seek water, where he falls in and drowns. (Sanitized versions of the story have had the grandmother shut in the closet instead of eaten, and some have Little Red Riding Hood saved by the hunter as the wolf advances on her, rather than after she is eaten.)

    The tale makes the clearest contrast between the safe world of the village and the dangers of the forest, conventional antitheses that are essentially medieval, though no written versions are as old as that. The original was supposed to be a warning to young women about the sexual appetites of men (and the wolf like qualities that they possessed).


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  101. And I never did buy into that line about Romulus and Remus Being Suckled By A She Wolf


    Raised by a farmer, maybe.

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  102. Earlier, National Transitional Council chief Mustafa Abdel Jalil said the rebel government was giving a Saturday ultimatum for surrender, AFP reported.

    ...

    NATO warned that Khadafy was still able to command and control his remaining troops, and his whereabouts were unknown.

    "Despite the fall of the Khadafy regime and the gradual return of security ... NATO's mission is not finished yet," Colonel Roland Lavoie, the operation's military spokesman, told a news briefing.

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  103. "Anonymous the third"Wed Aug 31, 06:34:00 AM EDT

    Where is that 2 am post?

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  104. WiO said: too funny...


    Six months of fighting has left some 50,000 dead, one anti-Gaddafi commander said, an estimate that was hard to verify and which, he said, included many people who had gone missing.


    I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD

    Besides, the Libyan civil war isn't about Islam, in the same way the Tribbles in Ireland were never about religion.

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  105. Power Vacuum Isn't A Cleaner

    Might be an ethnic cleanser though. Look at the smiles on those faces. Hey mom, 'tis a brand new AK-47, never been fired.

    Gee, I got a grenade launcher too.

    And here I always was told Mohammed came to bring them together.

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  106. And the spray paint they use to mark their territory....

    This remind you of anywhere, anywhen?

    Don't wolves mark their territory? Dogs do.

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  107. The second challenge will be to turn Libya into a unified nation for the first time in its history. Beyond constructing new institutions of state, Libya’s leaders must ensure that this state attracts the allegiance of all Libyans while providing incentives to prevent groups from defecting. This requires the creation of a unified civic identity. It’s worth remembering that since its independence in 1951, shared citizenship has been a slender reed: both Gaddafi and his predecessor, King Idris, advocated an identity that was either above the state (pan-Arabism/Islamism) or below it (tribalism).

    Hoping To Overcome The Tribbles In Libya

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  108. .

    CEO Compensation Outstrips Taxes at Many Companies


    “We have no evidence that C.E.O.’s are fashioning, with their executive leadership, more effective and efficient enterprises,” the study concluded. “On the other hand, ample evidence suggests that C.E.O.’s and their corporations are expending considerably more energy on avoiding taxes than perhaps ever before — at a time when the federal government desperately needs more revenue to maintain basic services for the American people.”

    The study comes at a time when business leaders have been lobbying for a cut in corporate taxes and Congress and the Obama administration are considering an overhaul of the tax code to reduce the federal budget deficit.

    Many business leaders say that the top corporate statutory rate of 35 percent, which is higher than any country except Japan, is hobbling the economy and making it difficult for domestic companies to compete with overseas rivals. A coalition led by high-technology companies and pharmaceutical manufacturers have been pushing for a “repatriation holiday,” which would let them bring as much as $1 trillion in foreign profits back to the United States at substantially reduced rates.

    But the Obama administration has said it will consider lowering the corporate rate only if Congress agrees to eliminate enough loopholes and tax subsidies to pay for any drop in revenue. Many policy experts estimate that the United States could lower its corporate rate to the high 20s if it eliminated the maze of tax breaks that favor specific industries and investors...


    More Time Avoiding Taxes Than Building The Business


    “Instead of sharing responsibility for addressing our nation’s fiscal challenges,” said Chuck Collins, a senior scholar at the institute who co-wrote the study, “corporations are rewarding C.E.O.’s for aggressive tax avoidance.”

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  109. The C.E.O.'s are only doing what they are supposed to be doing, looking out for the company and the shareholders.

    It's their, erh, legal duty.

    What do you want them to do on behalf of their companies - commit suicide?

    And just what are these tax loop holes? I've been hearing about them all my life and have never really met one yet.

    Granted I'm not a tax accountant.....

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  110. 91,000 jobs were created in August

    They were short-term seasonal positions that supported the Obama vacations.

    Father slits the throats of three daughters raped by Gadhafi’s troops. MSM won't cover it because it makes the Religion of Peace look bad.

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  111. We need to close the tax loop holes, cut waste and fraud in the Federal Government, and not cheat on our wives!!!!

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  112. 25 corporations paid more to their CEO last year than they paid in taxes.

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  113. I'll try not to cheat on my mistress, Bob.

    22nd Anniversary tomorrow, we're going to Bellingham and Mt. Baker.

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  114. :)

    Well those CEO's are looking out for number one, the corporation comes later.


    Mom grew up in Bellingham. Lake, what is it, Whatcom? We went over and found the house she grew up in, just like it was in the old pictures. Near the park in downtown.

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  116. area

    nice drives all around too

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  117. DJIA Back to Gains for 2011
    Wall Street Journal - ‎

    NEW YORK—US stocks advanced, putting the market on track to close out August with a four-session win streak, as hopes for further stimulus from the Federal Reserve and a modest rise in private-sector job creation emboldened investors.

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  118. The US, great health care for the aged, not so good for the new born.

    Interesting, where the priorities have been placed by the powers that be, in DC.

    CNN

    Babies born in Cuba, Malaysia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom have a better chance of surviving the first month compared to those born in the United States, according to researchers at the World Health Organization and Save the Children.

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  119. .

    Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) told supporters God was sending a message to Washington politicians through the earthquake and hurricane that pummeled the East Coast this weekend, according to a report in the St. Petersburg Times. The hurricane killed more than 26 people, including at least two children.

    While giving a speech about the merits of small government and tea party activism, Bachmann said:

    "I don’t know how much God has to do to get the attention of the politicians. We’ve had an earthquake; we’ve had a hurricane. He said, ‘Are you going to start listening to me here?’ Listen to the American people because the American people are roaring right now. They know government is on a morbid obesity diet and we’ve got to rein in the spending.”

    Bachmann’s press secretary said that Bachmann was “saying it in jest” to prove a point...



    The Press Secretary didn't mention what point Bachmann was trying to make.



    Hey, I was Kidding. I'm a Kidder.

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  120. G-D sent Quirk to 'make a point' and a pointed point it was, too.

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  121. What was the point?

    Seemly pointless but 'twas never let an urbanite from east of the Mississippi sit on any Fish and Game Commission.

    Good advice. We've all learned the lesson.

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  122. It's the Bureau of Land Management, not the Bureau of Animal Management. It's the National Forest Service not National Animal Forest. True that animals freely range, but with your muddled thinking, if a wolf or some other critter ranges on to a private ranch then that rancher manages that animal? He can kill it or feed it at his wish?


    State Game and Fish departments dp the best job of controlling the numbers of game and fish populations. They use scientific proven methods to do so.

    The wolf issue is an emotional issue for some. Decisions based on raw Bambi emotions are destructive, which is exactly why wolves have been delisted. Someone finally had some clarity bases on proven scientific facts.

    Let me remind you that Bambi is either a cartoon or a scantly dressed lady dancing around a pole.

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