Their point is: the banks wrecked the economy, probably criminally.
They not only did not get punished, but they got 700 billion dollars of taxpayer money
which they then turned around and used to pay bonuses to the people that wrecked the economy.
Attacking the banks is a nice and tidy class-warfare position that may get some traction among those who are not informed, the real culprit in this case is the Federal Government. By interfering with the "invisible hand" of the economy, it places pressure to do the "wrong thing". Of course, it makes people feel good that they helped out a nice couple trying to buy a house for the first time, however, if it is KNOWN that the payments would not be able to be made
The issue is the double standard - if I am a rich bank, I can do whatever I want, and if I get into trouble, I get bailed out with taxpayer dollars, and if I am not a rich bank, then I'm screwed.
I would argue that it is with the Government that is at fault
what they want is the government to spend its money helping its citizens in need rather than banks who deserve to fail for their incompetence.
That's assuming that the banks did it on their own. NOT under the threat of former Attorney General Janet Reno
Open Secrets classifies the corporation as a fence sitter when it comes to politics, although during the 2008 presidential election, Barack Obama was clearly the telco's favorite.
My guess is that they'll go Android, simply for the fact they CAN change and update the OS to be more secure than it currently is.
It's time for religion to be closed out from the scientific debate altogether. "Faith" has no place in a field based on empirical evidence and doubt. Creationism doesn't even deserve a title as a discredited theory, it belongs with mythology like Atlantis and elves, and should rightly be laughed at with impunity.
So, what I'm understanding you to say, is that your wild-ass GUESS about the origin of man is better than someone else's wild-ass GUESS, just because they may believe that the Flying Spagetti Monster or some other Deity is responsible for creating us?
Problem is, both sides have no PROOF of their position. Creationists base theirs' on "Faith"
You state that your Wild-Ass Guess is that we descended from primates. A Creationist may believe that the FSM created primates similar to humans to really confuse you and make Darwin the butt of Creationist jokes.
Either way, there is no scientific PROOF as you are requiring, and in my opinion, all there will ever be are Wild-Ass Guesses. Then again, maybe the FSM will show itself tomorrow, and prove that we're all descended from bees.
Actually the Ground was invented by General Electric.
I thought God sued General Electric and won, by showing prior art.
Why would I want to give money to Microsoft to get an HTC Android phone? Fortunately, there are other choices for the moment.
Just about every computer on the market today runs Unix, except the Mac (and nobody cares about it). -- Bill Joy 6/21/85