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Meerkat - 2015-07-23

To feel humiliation one must have shame.

Accidie - 2015-07-24

I actually full blown lost faith in humanity this past year. I can attest that many, many people feel no shame for the actions they take no matter how much their noses get rubbed in them.

they will also never have such feelings.

infinite zest - 2015-07-24

Isn't this just sort of a big metaphor for what goes on everywhere? I think about this every time I pass a paycheck advance place and see liquor stores right next door.

Binro the Heretic - 2015-07-25

That's why we used to have laws that meted out material punishment.

Unfortunately, shameless assholes pay other shameless assholes to re-write the laws.

The Mothership - 2015-07-23

Did Mr Puritz say 'fuck no', or just 'no'?

memedumpster - 2015-07-23

Guillotine/Reign of Terror 2016!

gmol - 2015-07-23

Warren speaks as if there is anything legitimate about the entire "financial advisor" industry. The entire premise of the industry is to package up products that consumers could by themselves and take a profit. Buying financial products is a lot easier than, say, making your own windex or rice crispies. The industry only exists because we obfuscate the basics and don't provide most citizens with the knowledge about how to "manage" their investments. That's the problem, and Senator Warren is well aware of it, but it is much easier to grandstand like this.

SolRo - 2015-07-24

When I was young (long before the crash), I got duped into going to a financial advisor recruitment thing, thinking it was a real job interview.

It was like a cult presentation...they even had the worlds most badly hidden shill in the audience as they went on and on about how financial advisors just want to help people.

Old_Zircon - 2015-07-24

Financial advisers make consultants look respectable in comparison.

urbanelf - 2015-07-24

My friends are all fucked. Part of the evil in this is the pitch-fork wielding mob getting whipped up by Clinton, Warren, and Sanders... "These specific individuals in this specific part of the industry need these rules" is going to get changed to "Everyone in finance is evil and needs to be punished or driven out of business by arbitrary laws."

SolRo - 2015-07-24

Well, only most of them need to.

I'm sure there's an intern or three that can still be brought back from the dark side.

Bort - 2015-07-24

urbanelf - agreed. It used to be that the Left were the smart ones, or at least they fancied themselves smart enough to abide by facts. But those were simpler times when all you had to do to be ahead of the curve was to say, "if there are WMDs in Iraq, why can't inspectors find a trace of them?"

But these days, I hear more Lefties calling for every single Wall Street exec to be brought up on charges, and I think they're serious about it. Which execs exactly, on what specific charges? Doesn't matter to them; the toddlers of the Left are throwing a tantrum and demand your respect.

Same thing with banks: all banks are evil, all banking execs are corrupt, and the best thing would have been if the entire system had collapsed Hoover style. Brilliant work, geniuses.

memedumpster - 2015-07-24

Any time I feel that I haven't given rabid social darwinism and hard core conservatism a fair shot as a philosophy of life, I go visit the DailyKos and read the comments there. It takes about one and a half articles worth to make me want to bomb Iran, force a draft, and leave as many of them to starve on the streets as humanly possible. The commentary about black people are the best, I've never seen such racist shit as liberal white millennials.

Bort has converted me to the dark side. I prefer Wall Street corruption to those fuckers having a say in politics. Just thinking about them makes me want to argue for the NSA.

Bort - 2015-07-24

"The commentary about black people are the best, I've never seen such racist shit as liberal white millennials."

Oh dear god this. The Bernie fan club is particularly bad about this, especially now that some uppity negros had the audacity to disrespect their beautiful prancing unicorn at Netroots. Mark my words, they are about one income bracket away from going full Teabagger.

memedumpster - 2015-07-24

I think Kos has maybe four black people, and I read a sixty comment dogpile on one black poster about how climate change meant that dealing with police racism was a secondary issue, and that black people were threatening the earth by demanding attention over being gunned down in the streets by police.

They are literally blaming black people for enabling climate change by not shutting up and taking their bullets like a proper negro.

I almost believed the myth that millennials were a more tolerant generation than x (who are bastards, like me) and boomers (who are entitled arrogant fuckstains), but there have been studies showing them to be just as racist as previous generations. White people just don't improve, and bigots seem to be a fixed percentage of population.

Do I get a Sith name now?

oddeye - 2015-07-24

Yeah totally, the personal experiences of two people completely accounts for left wing liberals everywhere.

If only the majority of people weren't cartoon characters at the extreme ends of the political spectrum.

Bort - 2015-07-24

"If only the majority of people weren't cartoon characters at the extreme ends of the political spectrum."

This, I think. I suspect the up and coming generation is overall less racist, but whackjobs of whatever strip are prone to letting their ideology run roughshod over every other concern. So hopefully, it's just the whackjobs who are the problem?

Bort - 2015-07-24

Hey m-dogg, Here's a promising poll:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/interactive/2013/07/24/fox-new s-poll-voters-are-unhappy-with-economy-say-repeal-obamacare/

Check out question 6, regarding the favorability of George Zimmerman. The 65+ group is 38% favorable, under 35 is only 23% favorable. That's a pretty big drop, and I'm guessing that racism is the deal (since there's no way to support Zimmerman without racism). Note also that nothing tracks as strongly with Zimm-love than being a Republican, since they've been courting racists for decades now.

Heh, I have occasionally made the point that the Democrats have been losing, and losing big, since they passed the Civil Rights Act. My point in saying so has never been that the Civil Rights Act was the wrong move, only that it casts a very long and very significant shadow that explains most of everything that has happened since. But these damn kids on DailyKos ... sounds like they WOULD come to that conclusion.

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