And when forced to act by egregious behavior, they made deals that let banking executives off-the-hook while their companies shelled out fines that amounted to the mere cost of doing business. The poster boy for this kind of “policy” — or just plain racketeering — was Jon Corzine, the head of the commodities brokerage MF Global, whose company looted “segregated” customer accounts to the tune of nearly a billion dollars in the fall of 2011.Corzine was never prosecuted and remains at large to this day.
It culminated in the ridiculous campaign this fall to blame Russia for the defeat of Hillary Clinton. I didn’t vote for Hillary or Donald Trump (I wrote-in David Stockman). Barack Obama was not one of the alligators in it, but he was some kind of bird with elegant plumage that sang a song of greeting at every sunrise to the reptiles who stirred in the mud. Find out why investors have used them since 1972 to acquire physical gold and silver, and request free information, by visiting: .
I’m not happy to see Donald Trump become president. 11-year-old Jeff Greenaway hears his mom and dad argue one night after an office Christmas party.
Another signal failure in the money realm was Obama’s response to the 2010 Citizen United Supreme Court decision, which declared that the alleged legal “personhood” of corporations entitled them to exercise “free speech” by giving as much money as they wanted to political candidates for election.
Big business no longer had to just rent congressmen and senators, they could buy them outright with cash.
In the violence and disorder that ensued, Russia took back the Crimea — which had been gifted to the former Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic (a province of Soviet Russia) one drunken night by the Ukraine-born Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev.