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If you watched Rachel Maddow Monday night, she had some very interesting facts about the banks that received TARP funds. The following questions were asked of these banks:

1.How much has been spent?
2. What was it spent on?
3. How much is being held in savings?
4. What's the plan for the rest of it?

 It would seem that these are all good questions and certainly since we are talking about "tax payer monies" it would seem only appropriate that the questions should be answered. JP Morgan Chase however, have stated to the AP that they are declining to give the information out. The Mellon Bank asked the AP to please not say that they were refusing to give out any information and that after receiving 3 billion of our dollars.

The application for TARP funds is a one and a half pages and asks the name and address of the institution, it's federal id numbers, address and city and oh yes, there is a line asking the amount requested. The last time I borrowed any money to purchase my home, it was at least 5 different documents, the longest which was probably 8 pages. It would seem that when the loan was in the billions, it would at least be as many pages as it takes to buy a home------or how about a car. When the Congress was debating whether or not to bail out the auto industry, it would seem they wanted the CEO's to drop compensation, the union to give up benefits, all the suppliers, dealers, and parts people to come to the table and yet when it is the banks, they receive a blank check, and "how dare you question how we spend YOUR money. It would seem that Vice-President Cheney, in his admission to torture is not the only arrogant person around. One thing that has been reported, is the admission by the various banks that have received bailout money, that they have paid out over 1 billion in bonuses. When we were all told of the consequences of not doing this bailout, we were led to believe that if something was not done, we would face an entire breakdown of the whole monetary system and throw the country into a financial disaster greater than the Great D. I, for one was not willing to take that chance and so stated my position a dozen different times. Now, it appears that we are in the financial disaster, perhaps greater that the dreaded GD, with the only difference being the 350 billion given to a few banks.

I have spoken, written, and screamed my position on conspiracies, in that I simply am a disbeliever but it has become much harder to maintain that opinion. We know beyond a shadow of a doubt, that we were lied to about WMD's, Cheney now admits that we were lied to about torture, it has been admitted that there are billions missing that was moved by our government from N.Y. to Baghdad, so one must begin to grow suspicious. Amy Goodman just did an interview with Mark Crispin Miller click here , about the recent crash and death of Mike Connell, a Rove operative. Connell, an experienced pilot, who died under suspicious circumstances, was Rove's IT specialist and was under subpoena regarding the Ohio vote in 2004. His company, GovTech, was one of three so called "middle men" companies that after the votes are cast, they are then sent to a server, in the Ohio case it was located in Tn., and then back to the Secretary of State. People that follow the electronic voting issue are quite familiar with this but it appears that this is the opportunity to "shave the vote", thus Fl. 2000. Connell was present in Florida at that time, as well as Ohio in 2004, and Alabama in 2002. All of these races were decided in favor of Republican candidates and all were extremely close. A whistleblower by the name of Stephen Spoonamore broke the story and according to Spoonamore, Connell said he "did it to save the babies".

I have to admit, there is a lot of evidence out there that supports a lot of dirty laundry and although I have spoken out loudly about conspiracy talk on OEN, my case has become much weaker. I may very well need to apologize to Mr. M and Mark Sashine, as I have criticized them for their conspiracy thinking-----they may just be right.

 

Gin Arnold is a 70 year old liberal living in Cotacachi, Ecuador after living in S. Alabama. I have owned several businesses, lived aboard a 32 foot sailing yacht, been a bar tender, boat captain, short order cook, and imported furniture from (more...)
 

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wow--its not everyday you see somebody apologize t... by TRADESMAN on Tuesday, Dec 23, 2008 at 7:04:07 PM
Good post.  Futility brings anger and frustra... by sometimes blinded on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2008 at 12:55:48 AM
It is a very brave and righteous thing to stand up... by Sonny Knox on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2008 at 9:44:47 AM
Conspiracies are as common as lies.  Only Rep... by John Hanks on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2008 at 11:12:50 AM
     Conspiracy is an over use... by mikel paul on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2008 at 11:51:32 AM
Well said, mikel ........ well said.... by eric songs on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2008 at 5:26:49 PM
I truly believe that all us want to achieve many o... by virginius "gin" arnold on Wednesday, Dec 24, 2008 at 2:39:31 PM
I think the author is mistaking his own mind becau... by Gustav Wynn on Thursday, Dec 25, 2008 at 7:08:48 PM
I have said this before here and on Smirking Chimp... by nightgaunt on Friday, Dec 26, 2008 at 2:42:42 PM