jimjam wrote:"If they say it's not about money, it's about money." H.L.Menckin ………… jimjam's all time favorite muckraker.
You know it is about money Jimjam. It always is.
HSBC was laundering a whole lot of drug dealer money. HSBC never got punished for it either. Not in a real way. Who has money? Those drug dealers who never conformed to the rules. They got power. You follow their money and why the banks made exceptions to the law for some drug cartels and you realize those people got POWER galore. Period.
I am tired. Spent the morning dealing with Mexican immigration. I am shooting for work permit for three years and I am starting to study up for Mexican citizenship exam. My immigration lawyer tells me I got to fly to Mexico City and take a history exam. They record you and you got to go through a background check in the capital city of Mexico to certify you were never arrested for a crime in Mexico. Interestingly they don't require that my husband take an exam because he will be over a certain age limit and the Mexican government only tests younger people getting citizenship. It is interesting.
Also it is illegal and punishable by jail time people who fail to support financially their elderly parents if they are the son or daughter. They are tough on kids who don't want to pay to take care of their elderly parents. They garnish your check and put you in jail fast. That is interesting. I asked the lawyer...in Mexico he said, "What kind of piece of shit human being are you if you were raised by your parents and they sacrificed for you as a youngster and all of a sudden you are an adult and working but don't want to feed them in their old age? A piece of shit you are. Jail is the right thing for you and your lack of family responsibilities." It is a different culture for sure.
Anyway, @blackjack21 i don't want to be part of the 'war' of the Democrats versus Republicans in the elections there. I read the 'conflict' problems on the wall quite a while ago. The Right in the USA is not into human rights stuff. Their thing is guns, God and Gays. Own a bunch of guns, praying to God in the protestant church and the progressive rainbow gays they want to send to hell and shoot. A bunch of three G's...with a crazy two party sellout shitty governance going on....Tainari busted a move out of there long ago. Lol.
I will be honest BJ, when people like @Politics_Observer (an ex Afghanistan war veteran) thinks it is time to bunker up with the possible problems? I think things are not going well. Trump is setting things up for a conflict of problems. He is saying the results will be fraudulent. Many of his supporters believe everything that asshole President 45 says. The Democrats got a bunch of sellouts in all ranks of government. You got right gunned up aggressive pro dictators on the Right and a bunch of sellout corporate corrupt liberals on the Left. It is bound to be a bad result.
I don't know who is going to win those elections. I am voting for my usual political column. I will be eligible to vote in Mexico in 2024 and I can vote in both nations as long as I pay taxes and am a citizen of both the USA and Mexico. The wave of the future. Multiple nationalities.