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[–] brbpierogies 0 points 28 points (+28|-0) ago 

Imagine that. Jailed for fraud! The fact that we even have the phrase "Too big to fail" is nauseating.

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[–] Orbitrix 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

yea its always painful when this is pointed out as something 'extraordinary', as if this shouldn't be the normal punishment for such transgression.

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[–] Peglius 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

yea the banks basically just have a yearly budget line that reads "fraud fines" and just go on as if nothing is wrong

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[–] pm_me_5bucks 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

These "fraud fines" are laughable. What this basically means is that the government is allowing them to rob the people as long as they give the government their cut.

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[–] WhoToldYouThat 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

"Too big to fail" is synonymous with " Too big for the gov. (or people) to regulate effectively".

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[–] poop1989 0 points 20 points (+20|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This just shows you how corrupt our government is. Not one person went to jail after the stock market crash

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[–] Kabuthunk 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

And people keep on laughing at me when I say Iceland is a good place to look to if you're looking for an example of less corruption.

Never understood why. Hell, right from when Bobby Fischer was allowed to live there after that whole trainwreck, I figured it had to be a pretty open place.

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[–] zveda 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

The rest are hiding in UK and US and refusing Iceland's extradition requests.

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[–] Bainshie 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

Source? I looked up your claims, and the closest I could find was Sigurdur Einarsson, who had minor delays due to Iceland having no extradition agreements with anyone else, however he was one of the 7 mentioned above.

Or are sources disrupting the circle jerk?

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[–] zveda 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ok here are some links: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008%E2%80%9311_Icelandic_financial_crisis#Arrests_by_UK_Serious_Fraud_Office -- note this case has already been dismissed and these guys are gonna get away with everything for now at least https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008%E2%80%9311_Icelandic_financial_crisis#Scrutiny_of_Icelandic_business_leaders -- "Reportedly, all of those under scrutiny are now rarely seen in public and some have apparently left the country." http://www.businessinsider.com.au/iceland-has-hired-an-ex-cop-bounty-hunter-to-go-after-the-bankers-that-wrecked-its-economy-2012-7

Also most likely a lot of these top bankers have friends in high places and so manage to keep their names out of the news. Of course this doesn't mean they are innocent - just ask all those UK pedophiles who were squeaky clean for decades, and even now most of them cannot be named.

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[–] COUSCOUS 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

oh look, someone else that is sucking corporate cock for their shekels. Tell me, you like the current economic system? you like bankers being fraudulent? How about you go back to you own circle jerk cretin.

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[–] lawofchaos 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

I hope I'm not naïve in saying this but I want to move to Iceland and live the rest of my days worshipping Odin and being happy.

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[–] New_years_day 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

I'll raise a pint to that, brother!

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[–] errihu 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I thought they christianized? Although if Asatru is a thing over there, I might just go. They have really good quality wool, too.

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[–] 498340? 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The problem we face in fining/charging companies instead of individuals is that the individuals get obscenely compensated for behavior that leads their companies into legal trouble. These evildoers are laughing all the way to the (offshore) bank. Companies do nothing. Their people do. The people who did the deeds must be punished, not the shell company that is just a legal shield.

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[–] Stavon 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

It's about time to imprision banksters for their crimes.

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[–] Kimmybjonsson 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Hooray! WTG, Iceland!!

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