Thursday, July 12, 2012

It is appropriate Romney is with Cheney tonight. They lie equally as well. They can lie us into our next war together.

The Empire Strikes Back

Cheney: Romney 'only' man for foreign policy (click title to entry - thank you)

How apropos.

Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad over oil to Turkey (click here)

Published: July 12, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Iraq's independence-minded Kurds have reportedly escalated their feud with Baghdad by shipping oil to neighboring Turkey, defying the central government, which insists it alone can export energy.
ERBIL, Iraq, July 12 (UPI) -- Iraq's independence-minded Kurds have reportedly escalated their feud with Baghdad by shipping oil to neighboring Turkey, defying the central government, which insists it alone can export energy....

There are now three provinces that was Iraq. I told you so. Who is getting the oil in Turkey, Halliburton? Just curious.

Willard has a problem. He is lying. His friends want us to believe when Mitt lies it is nothing to worry about.

The Friends of Romney believe he is above reproach, the law or scrutiny. They have stated he was so busy the decisions at Bain were secondary to his Olympic role as CEO.
The facts are clear. Romney was CEO of the Olympics and Bain at the same time. 

...But one of the first questions (click title to entry - thank you) asked in the news conference that followed was whether Romney was using the Olympics as a political platform.
"No," he responded, adding he intended to return to Boston to "continue the work that I've had there in the investment business."...
Romney has a problem. He lies. He lies about everything. He seems to believe he can say what he wants and that is all okay. It isn't. 

Former Olympic colleagues defend Mitt Romney (click here)

Romney's colleagues defend him as if the facts were not clear or there is a higher authority than the truth. 

I worked two jobs most of my life. I raised two boys by myself. It is legal to work two jobs, but, it is immoral to run for the Office of the President of the United States and lie about it.

It is obvious why he hasn't released income tax forms. He was making a lot of money working at two jobs when he lied and stated he was not involved with Bain Capital. What I am wondering is how much did he actually lie on other documents to hide his status with Bain. Did he file for a run for Governor of Massachusetts without disclosing his continued status with Bain. The status was uninterrupted. 

Romney doesn't get a pass on anything. I don't care how much his colleagues seek to persuade the electorate into a fantasy. It isn't allowed. I have to insist this all be looked at by authorities that can discern if there is fraud, perjury or any wrong doing. It might be setting the record straight this time might actually prove a legal hurdle for Mr. Romney. Are his colleagues culpable? It would seem so. It would seem as though his colleagues are more than willing to be part of a lie at the very least.

The pictures are really grainy. Probably straight through the aorta that would end blood circulation immediately.

...Zimmerman's ex-fiancée (click title to entry - thank you) told how their relationship digressed after they became engaged because he was overly protective and possessive.
In 2005, it reached such a threatening level that the woman, who also remains unidentified, filed a protective domestic-violence injunction against him that year....

Trayvon did nothing wrong. A person's dress or walk through an area should not cause their death.

I think the police are playing with semantics regarding the hooded sweatshirt. It is 'the gangsta' Zimmerman was stalking.

My opinion hasn't changed. An innocent young black man was gunned down by a zealot. There was no reason for this to happen.

Detective: Zimmerman profiled Martin because of hoodie

More documents released in Trayvon Martin case

Published On: Jul 12 2012 11:09:53 AM EDT  Updated On: Jul 12 2012 04:28:31 PM EDT

Records released Thursday (click here) in the second-degree murder trial of George Zimmerman indicate a police detective thinks he profiled Trayvon Martin, 17, because of his hooded sweatshirt, not because of his race.
The FBI interviewed more than three dozen people as they worked to determine whether Zimmerman violated Martin's civil rights by racially profiling him. Based on the discovery material released Thursday, investigators found no evidence that the shooting was racially motivated.
The lead investigator in the case was Sanford police Detective Chris Serino. He told the FBI that gangs around Sanford, referred to in the community as "goons," typically are dressed in black and wear hooded sweatshirts. So, he believed Zimmerman profiled Martin because he was wearing a hoodie and not because of his race....

So, Romney lied for political purposes. That is significant enough. Lying to the electorate is a character issue. I have been saying he has a character issue.

He obviously wanted to put distance between he and Bain that didn't exist to win the election for Governor. When he won the election he gave up the ownership of Bain. In other words, he wore the glass slipper right up to midnight but denies it.

What did Romney do as Governor that benefited Bain and others like Bain after giving up the ownership just before his inauguration on January 2, 2003? 

Did he violate reporting status when running for Governor. Certainly, playing that close to the vest is not acceptable when filing intentions to running for Governor. Did he report correctly when filing as a candidate?

By Callum Borchers and Christopher Rowland

JULY 12, 2012

Government documents(click title to entry - thank you) filed by Mitt Romney and Bain Capital say Romney remained chief executive and chairman of the firm three years beyond the date he said he ceded control, even creating five new investment partnerships during that time.
Romney has said he left Bain in 1999 to lead the winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, ending his role in the company. But public Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed later by Bain Capital state he remained the firm’s “sole stockholder, chairman of the board, chief executive officer, and president.”
Also, a Massachusetts financial disclosure form Romney filed in 2003 states that he still owned 100 percent of Bain Capital 2002. And Romney’s state financial disclosure forms indicate he earned at least $100,000 as a Bain “executive” in 2001 and 2002, separate from investment earnings....

The family of Jessie Jackson, Jr. is correct. He is in treatment. It is up to him to talk to the public.

It's amazing to see senior Democrats (click title to entry - thank you) — particularly white liberal Democrats — breaking bad on the Jacksons of Chicago.

They're pressuring the Jacksons on the whereabouts and condition of U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., who has been on a mysterious medical leave for more than a month now....

Someone is afraid of the Jesse Jackson family? Where does that idea come from?

...They're no longer afraid of the old man.

If there was one thing that sent a strong tingle of fear up the leg of white liberals — whether politicians or members of the media — it was the worry that the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. could call them out, bounce the race card against their forehead and make it stick, for all to see, right between the eyes. It's the kind of thing that could ruin a career....

Since when is rudeness rewarded? I guess since the Republicans decided being rude was the only way Palin might win with McCain or something. Or, maybe, it was when John Kerry was railroaded by a bunch of outlandish attacks against his service in Vietnam. I mean it was Vietnam. What was there to question? 


I am curious as to how long Rep. Jackson has suffered from his depression, before or after the Republicans have been intent on ruining his life over Blagojevich? He isn't guilty. He was as a much a victim, if at all, to the former Governor as anyone else.

Confidential information is important, in another word it is called self-esteem and dignity. The Representative has to reflect on his chosen career and decide if he needs time to himself and his family or can recover and return to the House.

Look, it isn't as though the US House has been doing the people's business. That isn't enough to drive others into a depression? I sure is. I am surprised there aren't more Democrats reacting with this depth to the shannigans of the last two years.

I wish he and his family well. They'll come through it. I don't know when they haven't. And the idea Jessie Jackson is someone to fear is outrageous. He has astounding work during his career including returning hostages to the USA. I suppose if one is a hostage taker it might be a good idea to fear him, but, he never obtained freedom of those people with the threat of violence. The media needs to get over this.

Wall Street cannot be trusted. And we are suppose to take S&P seriously?

They all play the game and the Libor factor has been known to be tampered with since 2007. That was the year when the housing bubble was making itself known. There was a lot going on leading up to October 2008. The one thing that wasn't going on was ownership of the impending disaster. All the genius of Wall Street thought if they could manipulate enough of their own fuzzy math they could avoid disaster. 


Why is regulation NECESSARY? Because the industry is not trustworthy. They aren't even trustworthy with their own futures and employment. The financial sector needs limits and boundaries. If they don't have them they are incapable of placing constraints on their own ability.

Given LIBOR played in the Morgan losses over a month, the lack of accountability TO EACH OTHER is incredibly dangerous. Dimon wants to be in London to stem disaster. He has learned his PEERS are jerks. 

There has to be regulation and limits on the activity of this sector. It is too powerful and has too much impact on everything else. It is nuts to deregulate the financial sector. There is absolutely no assurances they will ever be capable of a deregulated industry. No reassures at all. 

We know corruption grows as it weaves its way through established principles. There is no immunity to it when it becomes 'the mind think' of an entire industry. We call it culture, it isn't just the culture of the industry, it is the lack of government control over their practices.

By John Lippert, Zeke Faux and Jef Feeley on July 03, 2012

Morgan Stanley successfully pushed (click title to entry - thank you) Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s Investors Service Inc. to give unwarranted investment-grade ratings in 2006 to $23 billion worth of notes backed by subprime mortgages, investors claimed in a lawsuit, citing documents unsealed in federal court.
According to the plaintiffs, the documents reveal that what the ratings companies describe as independent judgments were actually unsupported by evidence and written in collaboration with the bank that was packaging the securities. Morgan Stanley and the ratings companies deny the allegations....

17 CFR Part 240 
[Release Nos. 33-8570; 34-51572; IC-26834; File No. S7-04-05]  
RIN 3235-AH28 
Definition of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (click here)

Since 1975, the Commission has relied in several significant regulatory areas on 
credit ratings by rating agencies that the markets have recognized as credible.  These 
"nationally recognized statistical rating organizations," or "NRSROs," have typically 
sought a level of comfort regarding their status as NRSROs through the no-action letter 
  To date, nine firms have been identified as NRSROs by the Commission staff.  
However, during the 1990s, several credit rating agencies consolidated so that there are 
currently five such NRSROs:  A.M. Best Company, Inc. (“A.M. Best”), Dominion Bond 
Rating Service Limited (“DBRS”); Fitch, Inc. (“Fitch”); Moody’s Investors Service Inc. 
(“Moody’s”); and the Standard & Poor’s Division of the McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.