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newsweek:

Too Big to Jail

More than two decades ago, during the savings and loan crisis, Bill Black exposed the Keating Five, senators who took big campaign contributions from the most infamous of the savings and loan executives and then tried to hide their crimes by stopping bank examiners from doing their job. 

The scandal ended the careers of three of those senators. One of them—John McCain—went on to run for president. Black also helped prosecutors convict more than 3,000 crooked bankers, a third of them high-level executives. He also trained bank examiners and FBI agents in what to look for and showed prosecutors how to frame charges and present complicated evidence to juries in a compelling manner. 

After that, Black, a lawyer, got a doctorate in criminology and developed a theory he calls “control fraud” to describe how corrupt bankers turn legitimate institutions into criminal enterprises. He devised techniques to help bank regulators quickly spot crooked banking practices, and rolled all this into a book,The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One. 

With a track record like that, you might think Black would have been the first person President Barack Obama called when he took office five years ago as the economy was being gutted because of reckless and rapacious banking practices that plundered profits through subprime mortgages and devilish derivatives. A second Great Depression was stalking America, as the stock market was tanking and businesses small and large were hemorrhaging jobs. 

BUT

newsweek:

Too Big to Jail

More than two decades ago, during the savings and loan crisis, Bill Black exposed the Keating Five, senators who took big campaign contributions from the most infamous of the savings and loan executives and then tried to hide their crimes by stopping bank examiners from doing their job.

The scandal ended the careers of three of those senators. One of them—John McCain—went on to run for president. Black also helped prosecutors convict more than 3,000 crooked bankers, a third of them high-level executives. He also trained bank examiners and FBI agents in what to look for and showed prosecutors how to frame charges and present complicated evidence to juries in a compelling manner.

After that, Black, a lawyer, got a doctorate in criminology and developed a theory he calls “control fraud” to describe how corrupt bankers turn legitimate institutions into criminal enterprises. He devised techniques to help bank regulators quickly spot crooked banking practices, and rolled all this into a book,The Best Way to Rob a Bank Is to Own One.

With a track record like that, you might think Black would have been the first person President Barack Obama called when he took office five years ago as the economy was being gutted because of reckless and rapacious banking practices that plundered profits through subprime mortgages and devilish derivatives. A second Great Depression was stalking America, as the stock market was tanking and businesses small and large were hemorrhaging jobs.

BUT

dumb-y0uth:

I miss pole dancing.Someone should buy me a pole!

dumb-y0uth:

I miss pole dancing.Someone should buy me a pole!

aaltje-in-wonderland:

—Netflix would be by far the best dating site. “Here are 9 other singles in your area who have also watched Breaking Bad for 12 straight hours”

(via georgesbirdybirds)

chiefsfan71308:

georgesbirdybirds:

chiefsfan71308:

More interesting to note, studies have shown it makes you attracted to a different type of person. While not majorly or a huge deal, it could be an issue if you start or stop while dating someone or married

WHAT WHAT WHAT

YES! Google it! You’re less likely to be attracted to “typically masculine” men while on the pill, something to do with hormones and evolution. (I think it roughly is that the pill tricks your body into thinking you’re pregnant, and the pregnant body wants to be around people that can help with the child or something, thus your sisters, mother, other women, etc.)

WELL. Calm down yall, this occurs in the first month of starting a NEW method of birth control or being off the pill and on the pill because of the hormone changes your body is adjusting to. 

also birth control doesn’t cause your body to pretend like its pregnant thats not no.

(on a person note, I’ve been on birth control for two years now and literally cannot fucking deal with any sensitivity, nurturing, emotional qualities from anyone. nope.)

(Source: supernatasha)

tuneage:

Avril Lavigne - Hello Kitty (by Avril Lavigne MV)

Everyone deserves good music but sometimes, you have to see the bottom of the barrel, racist bullshit to appreciate the good. At least that’s how I’m justifying losing those 3 minutes and 18 seconds of my life.

Check out (at your own risk) this cultural appropriative cacophony released by Avril Lavigne.

claraquinn:

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claraquinn:

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(Source: mimislegs, via laekoa)

centerforinvestigativereporting:

A majority of the 18 million acres of lakes and more than 940,000 miles of rivers assessed in a recent report by the EPA did not meet designated-use standards for simple activities such as fishing, swimming or drinking.See how many of these “impaired waters” are in your state and learn more from the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

centerforinvestigativereporting:

A majority of the 18 million acres of lakes and more than 940,000 miles of rivers assessed in a recent report by the EPA did not meet designated-use standards for simple activities such as fishing, swimming or drinking.

See how many of these “impaired waters” are in your state and learn more from the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

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