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I'm glad you caught this, i also did but couldn't then post a comment.  It relates to what i wrote to Migs some nights ago about the US justice system.


All well and good for a rational person trained in physics and math to think that, but there's a better than even chance you're underestimating the prejudices and corruption inherent in the US "justice system."

Property rights may be more "sacred' in the US than anywhere else (pointing to exactly what's wrong with the civilization as a while), but me bets they're more sacred for financial engineers who own the government than for pigmented people who were sold a bill of goods.

the breakdown of the system of law, poignantly underscored by the supremes giving corporations the right to unlimited free spending for elections, has been going on for decades if not longer.  just worse now of course.

it will be one of the key factors in the breakdown of the US system (while a renewed judiciary is born bottom-up.)  Corporate finance not only owns the government, but the judicial system, with significant exceptions of course. (9th circuit is one.)  since they also own the fourth estate, where can the citizenry turn???

There could well be an entire diary series on this issue.  

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 05:08:30 AM EST
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