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What's morals got to do with it?  And since when was polite society anything other than a slavish worship of those with lots of dosh however acquired.  We need society to become somewhat less polite about this sort of behaviour, but sever consequences, rather than moral scruples are likely to be more effective.,..

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Thu Jul 9th, 2009 at 11:45:05 AM EST
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Im willing to accept putting those people who want to be worshiped for having lots of dosh out too.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Thu Jul 9th, 2009 at 11:50:03 AM EST
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that's why i fear the chinese model of shooting people like this will eventually prevail, tho' i'm agin the death penalty in principle.

allowing people like this to repeatedly get away with it, indeed enabling them on the public's back spells ruin for the body politic, and ultimately the nations and all citizens, especially those still unborn.

these staid, upright people would never tolerate irresponsibility like this in their immediate families, it'd spell chaos, yet they're allowed to cavort and wave their bonuses in our faces, even after what they've done, gambling away the family farm, and the future income of generations, retirement funds of people who've worked their whole lives propping up a system they trusted as fair, while these masters of disaster were getting obesely rich chewing through the foundations.

it's pathological sociopathy writ large... and our future chinese masters will not put up with it.

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Jul 9th, 2009 at 11:54:18 AM EST
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..that's why i fear the chinese model of shooting people like this will eventually prevail..

It may come to that, but un-systematically and and without the benefit of legal cover.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Jul 10th, 2009 at 12:21:21 PM EST
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