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Old 09-29-2016, 09:03 PM   #46
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This editorial cartoon seems relevant.

http://www.startribune.com/sack-cart...rgo/395186251/
 
Old 09-29-2016, 09:25 PM   #47
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Wells Fargo chief forfeits $41m amid corruption probe

"Wells Fargo chief executive John Stumpf will forfeit $41m (£31.5m) in bonuses as the bank tries to deal with a scandal over its sales practices."

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37491982

So he forfeits $41m , but how much money does he have already?
 
Old 09-29-2016, 09:50 PM   #48
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I suspect that, if he were wearing a tee shirt and jeans instead of a three-piece suit, he'd be in cuffs.

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Old 09-29-2016, 09:53 PM   #49
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U.S.: Wells Fargo illegally repossessed 413 servicemembers' cars

"Wells Fargo will pay $24 million to settle allegations that it mistreated members of the military -- including illegally repossessing their cars."

http://money.cnn.com/2016/09/29/news...ars/index.html
 
Old 09-29-2016, 10:07 PM   #50
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"Wells Fargo will pay $24 million to settle allegations that it mistreated members of the military -- including illegally repossessing their cars."
Words fail me.

I guess I need to get off my duff and start dealing with a bank that knows how to behave in polite society. I've been putting off moving my banking to another bank (I have one picked out that I already have dealings with and has the good grace not to get itself mentioned in the crime section of the newspaper).

It's such a hassle when you have automatic deposits and payments and things like that there . . . .
 
Old 09-29-2016, 10:57 PM   #51
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We gave up banks long ago. Our local teachers federal credit union suffices for our needs and is more personal and neighbour friendly. More in tune with customer service also than a bank.

OUR 2 vehicles came off the repo lot at a good deal also. The chrysler crossfire for the wife and my 4 door Nissan Frontier PU.

They financed my shop build also.

But, to each their own though.

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Old 09-30-2016, 01:24 PM   #52
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Words fail me.

I guess I need to get off my duff and start dealing with a bank that knows how to behave in polite society. I've been putting off moving my banking to another bank (I have one picked out that I already have dealings with and has the good grace not to get itself mentioned in the crime section of the newspaper).

It's such a hassle when you have automatic deposits and payments and things like that there . . . .
If TD Bank is in your state I recommend using it!! It is based in Canada and it is a bank that still has ethical standards.
 
Old 09-30-2016, 04:34 PM   #53
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Based on the income of Wells Fargo, the consequences of their actions and the 'fine' they paid, I would expect that the next time someone robs one of their banks and is apprehended, that person would be required to simply return the money, offer a verbal apology and pay a $100.00 fine. Not much chance of that happening.

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Old 09-30-2016, 05:30 PM   #54
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Based on the income of Wells Fargo, the consequences of their actions and the 'fine' they paid, I would expect that the next time someone robs one of their banks and is apprehended, that person would be required to simply return the money, offer a verbal apology and pay a $100.00 fine. Not much chance of that happening.
What a koinkidink.

http://www.newswest9.com/story/33289...obbery-suspect

No weapons needed.
 
Old 09-30-2016, 08:42 PM   #55
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Based on the income of Wells Fargo, the consequences of their actions and the 'fine' they paid, I would expect that the next time someone robs one of their banks and is apprehended, that person would be required to simply return the money, offer a verbal apology and pay a $100.00 fine. Not much chance of that happening.
Only if the bank robber is wearing a three-piece suit, robbed from behind the counter instead of from in front of it, and went to the best schools.

(Brilliant analogy, by the way.)
 
Old 10-01-2016, 02:54 PM   #56
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The rich and powerful in these United States " are above any laws or consequences " it is great for them and it is very bad for the rest of us!! The lie and absurdity that " everyone is equal before the law " can not be farther from the truth than here in these United States!!

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Old 10-01-2016, 03:11 PM   #57
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"If somebody who robs a bank is a criminal, what do you call somebody who founds a bank?"

That's from Brecht's Threepenny Opera.
 
Old 10-01-2016, 06:47 PM   #58
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What a koinkidink.

http://www.newswest9.com/story/33289...obbery-suspect

No weapons needed.
from the article: "Police describe the suspect as a white woman in her twenties, thin, with blonde hair. At the time of the robbery she was wearing a purple hat, long-sleeved purple shirt, gray short sleeved sweater with blue jeans."

Obviously this woman was driven to rob the bank because she desperately needs to buy a more fashionable outfit.

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Old 10-02-2016, 03:02 PM   #59
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Old 10-02-2016, 03:14 PM   #60
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So, the free market still hasn't fixed it yet? I wonder what is taking so long.


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"If somebody who robs a bank is a criminal, what do you call somebody who founds a bank?"

That's from Brecht's Threepenny Opera.
I feel this is a relevant quote:

Kill one man, and you are a murderer. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill them all, and you are a god.
Jean Rostand, Thoughts of a Biologist (1939)
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