Tuesday, January 8, 2013

13-01-09 Tabibi is slowly and hesitantly approaching the subject of criminality of the US government/banking complex...

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The way I put it a while ago:
12-01-30 Vistas in Legal-Economic Theory: Perpetual corporate immunity as a major intangible capital asset and adriving force in socio-economic development, or lack thereof
Below is Tabibi's latest Rolling Stone installment.
Secrets and Lies of the Wall Street Bailout
By Matt Taibbi
The federal rescue of Wall Street didn't fix the economy - it created a permanent bailout state based on a Ponzi-like confidence scheme. And the worst may be yet to come.

January 08, 2013 "It has been four long winters since the federal government, in the hulking, shaven-skulled, Alien Nation-esque form of then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, committed $700 billion in taxpayer money to rescue Wall Street from its own chicanery and greed. To listen to the bankers and their allies in Washington tell it, you'd think the bailout was the best thing to hit the American economy since the invention of the assembly line. Not only did it prevent another Great Depression, we've been told, but the money has all been paid back, and the government even made a profit. No harm, no foul – right?
It was all a lie – one of the biggest and most elaborate falsehoods ever sold to the American people. We were told that the taxpayer was stepping in – only temporarily, mind you – to prop up the economy and save the world from financial catastrophe. What we actually ended up doing was the exact opposite: committing American taxpayers to permanent, blind support of an ungovernable, unregulatable, hyperconcentrated new financial system that exacerbates the greed and inequality that caused the crash, and forces Wall Street banks like Goldman Sachs and Citigroup to increase risk rather than reduce it. The result is one of those deals where one wrong decision early on blossoms into a lush nightmare of unintended consequences. We thought we were just letting a friend crash at the house for a few days; we ended up with a family of hillbillies who moved in forever, sleeping nine to a bed and building a meth lab on the front lawn.


13-01-08 Hello World!

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13-01-08 Michigan Justice to Resign, Why Not Criminally Prosecuted???

The fact that a justice was reuired to resign for real estate fraud in the court is surprising.  In California, real estate fraud by judges has been a common feature of the courts for over a decade.
The Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission to the United Nations focused on two issues:

  • Real estate fraud in the courts
  • Large-scale false imprisonment.
The submission was later incorporated in the offical United Nations report with a note pertaining to "corruption of the courts and the legal profession".
[1] 10-10-01 United Nations Human Rights Council Records for 2010 Review (UPR) of Human Rights in the United States, where Human Rights Alert (NGO) submission was incorporated with a note referring to "corruption of the courts and the legal profession and discrimination by law enforcement in California."http://www.scribd.com/doc/38566837/

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathawa
American Courthouse

Scandal-Plagued Michigan Justice to Resign in Disgrace

January 7, 2013
Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway will resign from the Court, an announcement made on the same day that the state Judicial Tenure Commission recommended she be suspended.  In a devastatingcomplaint, the Commission accused Hathaway of committing criminal fraud, bank fraud, money laundering, and tax fraud.  According to the Commission, Hathaway’s real estate dealings constitute:
• “misconduct in office”
• “conduct clearly prejudicial to the administration of justice”
• “irresponsible or improper conduct which erodes public confidence in the judiciary”
• “conduct involving impropriety and the appearance of impropriety”
• “a failure to respect and observe the law”
• “allowing family relationships to influence judicial conduct”
• “utilizing the prestige of office to advance personal business interests”
• “misuse of judicial office for personal advantage or gain”
• “conduct which exposes the legal profession or the courts to obloquy, contempt, censure, or reproach”
• “conduct that violates a criminal law of a state or of the United States”
As I have noted earlier, the “merit” selection crowd has been largely silent about Justice Hathaway’s fraudulent real estate dealings.  Maybe it’s because Hathaway is aligned with their far-left ideological views.  Or maybe it’s because the Hathaway scandal demonstrates that corruption on the court comes in all shapes and sizes that have absolutely nothing to do with judicial elections.  Whatever the reason, the Hathaway scandal is proof positive that Michigan doesn’t need “merit” selection to get rid of judges who abuse their offices for private gain.

Michigan Justice Diane Hathaway Resigns After Agency Accused Her Of “Blatant and Brazen Violations”

HathawayMichigan Supreme Court Justice (and former prosecutor) Diane Hathaway has resigned from the state’s highest court after a judicial agency accused her of “blatant and brazen violations” of judicial ethics that include allegations of bank fraud, tax fraud, money laundering and lying to investigators. The alleged facts are quite shocking and lead to the question of why Hathaway has not been charged criminally. In 2008, Hathaway launched a successful Democratic campaign to unseat conservative Chief Justice of the Court, Cliff Taylor. Her heavily negative campaign accused Taylor of failing asleep on the bench and declared “If you see justice in the name, he really belongs in the hall of shame.”

[1] 12-06-08 Courts and Judges as racketeering enterprises under RICO (the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act) - key element in the current financial crisis
[2] Bribing of state and US judges by Bank of America must be serious concern. ...