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Old 12-18-2012, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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Just another example of the double-tiered justice system in America. You see, we believe this noble lie of "liberty and justice for all," but what you don't hear about is the asterisk next to that statement. It lays out how you will be treated very differently if you are a common man than if you are, well, something apparently greater than a common man:

HSBC, too big to jail, is the new poster child for US two-tiered justice system | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Perhaps the funniest thing about this is that it occurred under Obama's Department of Justice. A lot of Democrat voters didn't like Romney because he seemed to be the symbol of greed and unchecked capitalism. Turns out that ol' Obama and his buddy Eric Holder aren't much different. And yet every 4 years we still get the wool pulled over our eyes at the polls as we act like the two political parties are really that different. They're both beholden to one thing: money.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:09 AM
 
Location: USA
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Money is everything in this country.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:38 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Just another example of the double-tiered justice system in America. You see, we believe this noble lie of "liberty and justice for all," but what you don't hear about is the asterisk next to that statement. It lays out how you will be treated very differently if you are a common man than if you are, well, something apparently greater than a common man:

HSBC, too big to jail, is the new poster child for US two-tiered justice system | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

Perhaps the funniest thing about this is that it occurred under Obama's Department of Justice. A lot of Democrat voters didn't like Romney because he seemed to be the symbol of greed and unchecked capitalism. Turns out that ol' Obama and his buddy Eric Holder aren't much different. And yet every 4 years we still get the wool pulled over our eyes at the polls as we act like the two political parties are really that different. They're both beholden to one thing: money.

This is why I will continue to vote 3rd party. Both parties have become corrupt, and do not serve the best interest of their fellow Americans. They only serve their corporate masters.
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Old 12-19-2012, 08:24 AM
 
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Hurricane, sadly this is nothing new.

Remember Clinton pardoning Marc Rich, the billionaire tax evader and the guy that was helping Iran skirt embargos?

Denise Rich made millions in contributions.

Well this year, she dumped her US citizenship to save tens of millions in taxes.

Makes me laugh with all the "1%er" garbage, just cheap political rhetoric like the anti-war stuff.

This is why I've given up on both parties, which are really just one party when you get beneath the veneer of lies.
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