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1 Dark_Falcon  Sun, May 13, 2012 1:58:15pm

Warren jumps the gun. It's not even clear if the 'Volker Rule' was violated, and moreover JP Morgan Chase isn't asking for any money. She's just slinging mud for political gain. Call her "Dances Away From Facts", if you like.

2 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Sun, May 13, 2012 2:07:49pm

re: #1 Dark_Falcon

?

I think you are missing Warren's point. Let me try to reiterate it:

NY Fed oversees $JPM trades; Jamie Dimon is a trustee of the NY Fed: CONFLICT OF INTEREST

[Link: dealbook.nytimes.com...]

3 _RememberTonyC  Sun, May 13, 2012 7:13:35pm

Fauxchohontas strikes again ... I find her annoying in the extreme.

4 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, May 13, 2012 7:49:32pm

re: #3 _RememberTonyC

Fauxchohontas strikes again ... I find her annoying in the extreme.

yeah, those strong women must be a problem for you

5 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]  Sun, May 13, 2012 7:50:39pm

re: #1 Dark_Falcon

Warren jumps the gun. It's not even clear if the 'Volker Rule' was violated, and moreover JP Morgan Chase isn't asking for any money. She's just slinging mud for political gain. Call her "Dances Away From Facts", if you like.

Been sucking on that Ann Coulter, i see?

6 Obdicut  Sun, May 13, 2012 7:55:10pm

re: #1 Dark_Falcon

Quoting Coulter? What the fuck?

7 Interesting Times  Sun, May 13, 2012 7:58:38pm

re: #3 _RememberTonyC

"Fauxchohontas"? Is that like "Halfrican"?

8 dragonath  Sun, May 13, 2012 8:09:15pm

Gosh! We need this regulatory environment so JP Morgan can lose another $3 billion dollars and create more jobs! Take that Fauxchohontas!!

9 Decatur Deb  Sun, May 13, 2012 8:16:54pm

Problem solved.

Morgan will accept the resignation of its top woman executive:

[Link: www.businessweek.com...]

10 Interesting Times  Sun, May 13, 2012 8:22:32pm
11 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Mon, May 14, 2012 12:38:39am

Btw, about the Volcker Rule? It's not even implemented yet.

12 _RememberTonyC  Mon, May 14, 2012 5:11:47am

re: #7 Interesting Times

"Fauxchohontas"? Is that like "Halfrican"?

She is a fraud

13 _RememberTonyC  Mon, May 14, 2012 5:12:29am

re: #4 WINDUPBIRD DISEASE [S.K.U.M.M.]

yeah, those strong women must be a problem for you

Here's a dollar, go buy a clue

14 Interesting Times  Mon, May 14, 2012 5:55:41am

re: #12 _RememberTonyC

She is a fraud

Guess where you can take that unsubstantiated, fraudulent accusation and merrily stuff it? :)

Elizabeth Warren Did Not Claim Minority Status, Records Show

Records show that the leading Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts identified her race as "white" on an employment record at the University of Texas and declined to apply for admission to Rutgers Law School under a program for minority students.

And nice company you're keeping with the "fauxcahontas" slur 9_9

15 _RememberTonyC  Mon, May 14, 2012 5:59:58am

Ah, the huff post, source of all truth. Apparently the desire for truth only applies to SOME politicians. She did claim to be 1/32nd Native American AS SHE HERSELF ADMITTED, thus gaming the system for her own advancement.

16 _RememberTonyC  Mon, May 14, 2012 6:05:13am

Maybe her quotes in the story were forged ...

[Link: legalinsurrection.com...]

If there is proof that they were, I will retract my characterization of her

17 Decatur Deb  Mon, May 14, 2012 6:14:37am

Claiming 1/32 Native American status doesn't get you diddly. If It did, my kids would own the parking concession at the local casino. To trigger any preferences you have to be seriously native and maintain a tribal identity. When we go to the Eufaula pow-wows we pay the white-eyes admission.

18 Interesting Times  Mon, May 14, 2012 6:19:29am

re: #15 _RememberTonyC

Ah, the huff post, source of all truth.

The same information is readily available elsewhere:

Elizabeth Warren Did Not List as Minority on Law School Application, Was Touted as One by U. Penn

Debate surrounding whether or not Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren self-identified as Native American in law school directories to advance her career took several new turns on Thursday, as new documents revealed that Warren declined to apply for a law school program for minority students, and was listed as a minority faculty member at University of Pennsylvania, where she taught law in the 1980s and ’90s.
...
Warren has said that she listed herself as a minority in directories in the hopes that she might meet what she described as people like her, not as a means of getting ahead in her career. The documents from Rutgers and the University of Texas appear to support Warren’s claims.

re: #16 _RememberTonyC

Maybe her quotes in the story were forged ...

[Link: legalinsurrection.com...]

"Legal insurrection"? Seriously? You attack my source, then link to a disingenuous piece of scum who defends Rush Limbaugh?

19 Gus  Mon, May 14, 2012 6:30:21am

Nothing says raw wingnut sewage like William A. Jacobson and Legal Insurrection.

20 _RememberTonyC  Mon, May 14, 2012 6:45:38am

re: #18 Interesting Times

The same information is readily available elsewhere:

Elizabeth Warren Did Not List as Minority on Law School Application, Was Touted as One by U. Penn

re: #16 _RememberTonyC

"Legal insurrection"? Seriously? You attack my source, then link to a disingenuous piece of scum who defends Rush Limbaugh?

We're the quotes forged? If so, I will retract my criticism of her. I think her honesty is very much in question.

21 _RememberTonyC  Mon, May 14, 2012 6:47:57am

I hope Elizabeth Warren, once elected will be more concerned with honesty than she has demonstrated so far. Have a good day folks .... I'm off to do my monthly volunteering gig and then off to Boston to see Mom and attend game 2 of Sixers/Celtics tonight ... Have a good day everyone.

22 Obdicut  Mon, May 14, 2012 8:16:32am

re: #20 _RememberTonyC

We're the quotes forged? If so, I will retract my criticism of her. I think her honesty is very much in question.

Why are you simply to refuse to engage with the context?

23 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Mon, May 14, 2012 8:19:03am

Hey Obdicut, didn't you want to campaign for Warren?

24 Obdicut  Mon, May 14, 2012 8:22:56am

re: #23 Unlike Some People

Hey Obdicut, didn't you want to campaign for Warren?

Yes. I'm going to be doing so.

25 Interesting Times  Mon, May 14, 2012 8:30:20am

re: #24 Obdicut

Yes. I'm going to be doing so.

I approve of that message ;)

As for this ridiculous nontroversy, it feels exactly like the Rovian politics of personal destruction trash used on someone who's right about the issues that actually matter. And Scott Brown making the disgusting, disingenuous claim that she could put all the questions to rest by releasing her college transcripts? Gee, where have we heard that one before? 9_9 And then there's the racist, sexist affirmative action ooga-booga to boot.

So stupid, so shallow, so typical of the right wing.

26 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Mon, May 14, 2012 8:36:10am

Warren: 'Guerrilla war' underway on Wall Street

(CNN) – Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate and Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, said Monday the constant dodging of effective regulation by Wall Street banks amounts to lobbying warfare.

[…]

"There has been a guerrilla war out there in which the largest financial institutions have been doing everything they can to make sure that financial regulations don't get put in place and if they do get put in place, that they are loaded with loopholes and not very effective," Warren said on CNN's "Starting Point."

[…]

The problem originates with the teams of lobbyists hired to dissuade Congress from passing effective financial regulation, Warren said.

"There is a lobbying army hired by these financial institutions because they really don't want to have any oversight," Warren said. "They want to take on risks, and let the rest of us deal with the consequences with anything goes wrong."

[…]

"We need to stop the cycle of bankers taking on risky activities, getting bailed out by the taxpayers, then using their army of lobbyists to water down regulations," Warren wrote in the statement. "We need a tough cop on the beat so that no one steals your purse on Main Street or your pension on Wall Street."

Warren said on CNN Monday that America's banks had problems both in size and mindset.

"The problem is a combination of size and attitude," Warren said. "They are too big. There's too much power concentrated in just a handful of institutions. But it's also that they have the attitude of 'Leave us alone. We will manage our risks internally, we will take care of it all ourselves and we will come back to you only if things go wrong and we need some help and we need a bailout.' We can't run an economy that way. We can't run a country that way. We have to stand up as a people and say no more of this."

[Link: politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com...]

PS: Am I the only one who thinks that it's weird for CNN to use WordPress?

27 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Mon, May 14, 2012 11:21:53am

Whoa, somebody does not appreciate when they're being pointed out to an earlier thread.


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