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Stop Feeding the Vultures


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Kit
- 1726 days ago - gregpalast.com
Hermann is a vulture, not the carrion-eating type, but the kind that prey on the financially wounded. "Vulture" is a hedge fund industry term for the financiers who buy up the right to collect old loans of the world's poorest nations, and then use every->



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Kit B. (276)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 11:30 am
Why do the poor stay poor? Well this is but one of the ways used to keep them down, in debt and unable to be competitive and reach for a better life.
 

Nancy M. (202)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 12:17 pm
I had no idea that this kind of thing went on. Good find Kit, Thanks.

Just another example of money trickling up, to say the least.
 

Yvonne White (233)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 2:03 pm
I read about this last month & it should be Stopped by ALL Nations! These "people" are Mobsters & Terrorists!
 

Elm Morrison (357)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 6:00 pm
Jeepers - now I've learnt something new. With crap like this going on - Africa is doomed. Mind you, we are already 'owned' by China....

Has anyone told these 'vultures' that they can't take it 'with them' when they kick the bucket?

Insatiable greed - no wonder the world is in such a mess. There are no freebies in life - someone always, always pays.

This is depressing Kit.
 

Betsy Bee (1041)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 6:40 pm
How hateful.
 

Jean Lord (46)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 7:00 pm
HUMAN vultures are the WORST
 

Jane L. (0)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 8:51 pm
Thanks.
 

Deborah O. (98)
Wednesday March 31, 2010, 8:56 pm
I resent the use of the word vulture. I think it is an insult to the noble vulture, an intelligent bird who performs a necessary and thankless job for which he meets with only derision. To call these loathsome financial predators "vultures" is just one more insult that vultures should not have to endure--because vultures are better than these guys. Vultures wait until you are dead or at least well on your way before they start feeding on you--these greedy humans who are are taking advantage of the poor don't wait that long. Vultures are just trying to survive and greed doesn't enter into their actions--that is definately not the case with these humans. So let us not malign the noble vulture. The industry should find another term.
 

. (0)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 4:43 am
These vultures hopefully will have their carcasses scattered to the driest parts of the earth... God's eyes watch over the poor and cursed are those the exploit the poor people of this world.. this is absolutely disgusting and they must be held accountable for this shameful deed
 

Terry B. (649)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 4:47 am
Judges more and more just seem to be lawyers too stupid to practice law.

Wuzzup with this idiotic courts that have never heard of statutes of limitations and staying within jurisdictions? The great octopus of American courts thinks it can spread its tentacles around the whole planet.

(Apologies, octopi, it's just a metaphor.)
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 6:19 am
Kit this reminds me of the same kind of schemes perpetrated in a book called Confessions of An Economic Hitman by John Perkins what govt.s and corporations do in order to seize assets of poor countries and leaves them even poor, which also fuels "terrorism" . I recommend the book to any one.
 

pam w. (191)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 9:09 am
I'm with Deborah! "Vultures" perform a valuable service...these slime-balls are just that--out to make money at the expense of someone else.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 6:49 pm
That is so mean and terrible !!!
 

Steven Gray (55)
Thursday April 1, 2010, 8:11 pm
This true and terrible. Greed is at the bottom of it.
 
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