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Why aren't bankers in jail?

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2104 days ago
The people who ran (still run?) our banks are crooks. Falsifying records to set the Libor rate in such a way that individuals and their organizations profited sounds like fraud to me. Knowingly lending depositor's money to people who never had any chance of paying it back sounds like criminal negligence to me. US regulators know that these UK  bankers are crooks which is why UK banks and UK taxpayers are now paying huge fines to the US authorities. Senior managers in the banks who have ...

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The solution is NOT military!

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2100 days ago
Recent events in Algeria and Mali demonstrate once again the threats to a peaceful existence we all face. We all want to live in peace, wherever we are from and whatever our beliefs, not just those of us in 'developed', 'democratic' countries. So how our we going to respond to the latest events? You can already hear the same rhetoric that got us into Iraq and Afghanistan being repeated - imminent  threats from Islamic terrorists, breeding grounds for Al-Qaeda, global effo...

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See all instances of capital punishment as equally wrong.

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2095 days ago
When we look back at today, in the history classes of tomorrow, the death penalty will be viewed with shame and disgust. The death penalty occasionally reaches the headlines; usually when someone sharing our nationality, potentially innocent or convicted of a lesser crime is on death row. This occasional and unfocused uproar will continue with minimal impact unless we fix our moral compasses and see all instances of capital punishment as equally wrong. The recent case of Briton Lindsay San...

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Please don't treat me like I'm made of porcelain

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2093 days ago
I have cytic fibrosis. I like to get this out of the way early, because it permeates every aspect of my life. From the outside, I don't look particularly disabled or diseased, but once you've spent five minutes around me, you notice the coughing, maybe that my fingers look a little funny (they're slightly clubbed), that I seem to be in pain more than most people. So I tell people, and I'm upfront about it, because I would rather not deal with weeks and weeks of people telling me ...