Comments: 10,000 Ways for Banks to Say Fuck You

Why did I not think of studying FINANCE instead of deciding to go to medical school ( and do academic medicine )? At least, that would have helped me to count $470,686,861.!!!!!

Posted by Rupa Shah at October 17, 2010 09:17 PM

New Miranda rights for the wealthy: "You have a right to an attorney. If you can afford the most expensive attorney of your choice, it will cost you
nothing. A portion of any financial penalty you may incur will be paid for as well."

Posted by Paul Avery at October 18, 2010 06:30 AM

Rupa Shah wonders Why did I not think of studying finance instead of deciding to go to medical school...?

possible reasons include

ambitions inculcated by the parental units from earliest childhood

and/or

a desire to benefit one's fellow potentially sentient beings through win/win transactions, instead of depriving them of resources while increasing one's own (win/lose transactions, a.k.a. parasitism)

Places I currently go for parasitological news and views include nakedcapitalism dot com and counterpunch dot org

Posted by mistah charley, ph.d. at October 18, 2010 09:27 AM

Potentially sentient...

I like that.

Posted by JerseyJeffersonian at October 18, 2010 11:12 AM

In contrast to Mr. Mozilo’s $470,686,861, the following data is the other reality. Will the THIRD PARTY change that? In spite of being a very optimistic person, I doubt very much, it will happen in my lifetime.

"Wealth Gap Yawns—and So Do Media:
Little interest in study of massive race/gender disparities"

here

http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=4078

And as far the judicial system is concerned we all know, USA has the highest prison population in the world, majority being the minorities so if Mr. Mozilo has to go to jail, it will be a 5***** jail. Contrast that with the story of Dee Roberts of Melody, Texas ( I watched the movie last night---great movie but shocking, called "American Violet"---you can google it and see the storyline and reviews ). What was shocking was, 90% of cases were settled with plea bargaining when probably in majority of cases no crime was committed.

btw, I was lucky enough not to be indoctrinated by my parents. I was at full liberty to make my choices even at the age of 12!

Posted by Rupa Shah at October 18, 2010 03:17 PM

>I was at full liberty to make my choices even at the age of 12!>I was at full liberty to make my choices even at the age of 12!

Hey, me too! My dad said, "Either you straighten up your act, or I kick your ass."

Posted by Paul Avery at October 18, 2010 05:48 PM

That's a beautiful post!

Posted by N E at October 18, 2010 08:12 PM

My dad said, "Either you straighten up your act, or I kick your ass."

I heard this kind of language being used ONLY after I came to this country!

And I hardly watch TV but yesterday I was sent an email about 60 minutes which was going to have a story about Silwan/Jerusalem. So I watched the programme which had a story about HOMELESS veterans.
Should not Mr Mozilo and the likes of him who sent these men and women to war become homeless and his half a billion be used to provide food, shelter and health care for the veterans? Iwas driving in the neighbourhood doing errands today, thinking about last night's progrmme and what struck me was, I did not see ANY car with "Support the Troops" ribbon stickers and NO YELLOW RIBBONS!! We have such short memory!

Posted by Rupa Shah at October 18, 2010 10:02 PM

Rupa Shah: That's how I was raised. Funny thing about wars, just the damnedest crap can happen to a soldier.

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Posted by medical billing at October 19, 2010 03:49 PM

>Funny thing about wars, just the damnedest crap can happen to a soldier.

Just ask Tyrone Slothrop.

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