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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    No populace in the history of humans has ever responded like this.
    I'm so shocked and surprised. I was born yesterday.

    And no politician in the history of humans has ever said nonsense to cover their ass. That's just unheard of.

    Imagine, a populace outraged at catastrophe, in which they bear the largest burden in relation to the wealthy who profited and helped create the catastrophe, and congress people that supported it and want it both ways. Entirely new to the human experience, of that I'm sure.

    We should record this in history so we'll learn from it, because apparently it's the first lesson of this kind in history, and humans always learn from history.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    No populace in the history of humans has ever responded like this.
    I'm so shocked and surprised. I was born yesterday.

    And no politician in the history of humans has ever said nonsense to cover their ass. That's just unheard of.

    Imagine, a populace outraged at catastrophe, in which they bear the largest burden in relation to the wealthy who profited and helped create the catastrophe, and congress people that supported it and want it both ways. Entirely new to the human experience, of that I'm sure.

    We should record this in history so we'll learn from it, because apparently it's the first lesson of this kind in history, and humans always learn from history.
    And this excuses poor behavior now...how?

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Are you seriously trying to compare our current form of government to Nazi Germany?
    If you don't see the parallels that Zimmer and others have provided on DP, then you are truly in denial.

    Everyone should check out this link to see where we're headed if the last 2 months of "change" is an indication of our future. I met a native Venezuelan who was forced to leave his homeland - Venezuela's loss was the U.S's gain. When I met him several years ago he told me "Don't believe that it (the power swing to the Chavez oligarchy) can't happen in the United States!" Now, he looks to be a prophet!
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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    No populace in the history of humans has ever responded like this.
    I'm so shocked and surprised. I was born yesterday.

    And no politician in the history of humans has ever said nonsense to cover their ass. That's just unheard of.

    Imagine, a populace outraged at catastrophe, in which they bear the largest burden in relation to the wealthy who profited and helped create the catastrophe, and congress people that supported it and want it both ways. Entirely new to the human experience, of that I'm sure.

    We should record this in history so we'll learn from it, because apparently it's the first lesson of this kind in history, and humans always learn from history.
    I don't really get what you're trying to say, but I like the way you said it.
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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelbuc View Post
    If you don't see the parallels that Zimmer and others have provided on DP, then you are truly in denial.

    Everyone should check out this link to see where we're headed if the last 2 months of "change" is an indication of our future. I met a native Venezuelan who was forced to leave his homeland - Venezuela's loss was the U.S's gain. When I met him several years ago he told me "Don't believe that it (the power swing to the Chavez oligarchy) can't happen in the United States!" Now, he looks to be a prophet!
    I dunno. I think Obama's trying his hardest. His "inexperience" was more than just a cliche. I hope he's learning. I'd like to think that in a year's time we'll start to see some stronger leadership. The problem is we have a Democrat president and a Congress dominated by Democrats. This kind of imbalance always leads to problems. I think a few key Senators are going to lose their seats in the upcoming elections (Frank, Pelosi, Dodd). If they don't, that's when I'm going to really start to worry.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by BulletWounD View Post
    I dunno. I think Obama's trying his hardest. His "inexperience" was more than just a cliche. I hope he's learning. I'd like to think that in a year's time we'll start to see some stronger leadership. The problem is we have a Democrat president and a Congress dominated by Democrats. This kind of imbalance always leads to problems. I think a few key Senators are going to lose their seats in the upcoming elections (Frank, Pelosi, Dodd). If they don't, that's when I'm going to really start to worry.
    You might be right as to Obama's goals... only time will tell. Does he still hold the radical views that were evident from most of his past associations? Hopefully not! But the future of our country could never be determined by one man or woman... it takes many misguided (and some evil) individuals who successfully pull the wool over the eyes of those who would allow themselves to be fooled! Many of us will watch with skepticism, hoping to educate those who will listen.
    Obama lied... Ambassador Stevens died!

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by rebelbuc View Post
    You might be right as to Obama's goals... only time will tell. Does he still hold the radical views that were evident from most of his past associations? Hopefully not! But the future of our country could never be determined by one man or woman... it takes many misguided (and some evil) individuals who successfully pull the wool over the eyes of those who would allow themselves to be fooled! Many of us will watch with skepticism, hoping to educate those who will listen.
    Well, I know religion has a profound effect on one's world view and thus his political leaning. Hopefully as he grows in experience he will become aware of the vastly more complex reality of the situation. I think he has the country's best interests in mind. I'd like to see the "real" Obama though. Every time I see him speak it seems so scripted; so dispassionate. He needs to be rallying and inspiring people to unite and work together. The true power of a president transcends his executive role.
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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Are you seriously trying to compare our current form of government to Nazi Germany?
    I'll repeat this one since it's been brought up recently.

    The Nazi example was to illustrate governments can incite the masses.

    Had Congress simply kept their mouths shut and lived up to the law they wrote and signed up to there would be no outrage.

    This is of their own fabrication. 100% of it.

    They are responsible for inciting the outrageous behavior these AIG employees are on the receiving end of.

    As for the Gestapo bit. They are pinpointing private individuals and making minced meat of them.

    Their propagandists are neglecting the real story and fueling the fire.

    And all of this was at the insistence of Congress.
    They wrote the law allowing AIG loans.

    How can anyone feel safe from these people?
    They write law, and then castigate, using the full weight of the Federal Government.

    I don't find much funny or tolerable about this.
    I think the Founding Fathers would find this pretty incredible.
    A government of the people, by the people, and for the people?

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    And this excuses poor behavior now...how?
    Who's poor behavior? Yours? Mine? Dodds? Bush's? Obama's? Cheney's? AIG execs? New AIG execs? The tour guide? The tour people? the general populace? The human race? The lenders? The predatory lenders? The over-extended home buyers? The home owners who didn't stick to their loan obligations? Greenspan? Franks? The apathetic populace who loved their 401Ks rising but never once complained about finance should not be such a growing industry? Let's get together and throw some stones....at who again?

    I can't find a single bit of sense in the OP.

    1. Politicians are perverting the general populace (who is apparently otherwise a bunch of little angles who sit around all day kissing babies if it were not for the evil dems)?

    OMG, congress was a bastion for all that is good and holy before DEMOCRATS got the majority! No really.

    2. Mad at politicians because they are spouting nonsense and covering their ass?

    Who's bad behavior again? And which topic has merit to debate? Please, by all means let's get down to the SERIOUS topic at hand....

    BreaKING NEWS:
    The media blows everything up into news to make news!
    Politicians act like politicians, reliably!
    The general populace is prone to violent outbursts when they are suckered!

    HOLY CRAP. This thread is now REALLY legitimate, it has Nazi references now!
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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Who's poor behavior? Yours? Mine? Dodds? Bush's? Obama's? Cheney's? AIG execs? New AIG execs? The tour guide? The tour people? the general populace? The human race? The lenders? The predatory lenders? The over-extended home buyers? The home owners who didn't stick to their loan obligations? Greenspan? Franks? The apathetic populace who loved their 401Ks rising but never once complained about finance should not be such a growing industry? Let's get together and throw some stones....at who again?

    I can't find a single bit of sense in the OP.

    1. Politicians are perverting the general populace (who is apparently otherwise a bunch of little angles who sit around all day kissing babies if it were not for the evil dems)?

    OMG, congress was a bastion for all that is good and holy before DEMOCRATS got the majority! No really.

    2. Mad at politicians because they are spouting nonsense and covering their ass?

    Who's bad behavior again? And which topic has merit to debate? Please, by all means let's get down to the SERIOUS topic at hand....

    BreaKING NEWS:
    The media blows everything up into news to make news!
    Politicians act like politicians, reliably!
    The general populace is prone to violent outbursts when they are suckered!

    HOLY CRAP. This thread is now REALLY legitimate, it has Nazi references now!
    So then basically, you were being a sarcastic boor and had nothing of real value to contribute except your confusion over the phrases "surprised by" and "outrage over" the behavior of everyone involved.

    kthanx.

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