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- 2534 days ago -
Big banks have been caught in a massive scam to rig global interest rates, ripping off millions of people on their mortgages, student loans and more! We'd go to jail for this, but Barclays bank has only been fined, and just a fraction of their profits!


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Heidi Aubrey (16)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 1:36 am
Signed and noted.

John Doe (22)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 2:30 am
Why haven't banksters been put behind bars already? They gladly accepted government payouts to give themselves massive, undeserved, bonuses. Justice for all? - Not likely.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:02 am
Signed Cal Thanks

Carol H (229)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:04 am
signed and noted

Terry V (30)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:30 am

Joe R (190)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:51 am
Signed and noted.

Carole Sarcinello (338)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:05 am

So signed! Thanks, Cal.


Nicole W (646)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:18 am
signed and shared

Daniel Partlow (179)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:30 am

Cynthia Davis (340)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:34 am
Signed...... But I don't have much confidence they will ever see any time behind bars.

Ira Herson (13)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:42 am
To quote Mario Puzo in "The Godfather" - "You can steal more with a briefcase than with a gun". Yes you would get more jail time for stealing a car than for ripping off millions.

John Doe (22)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 6:46 am
The easiest way to steal money is to own a bank?

Elsa Boet (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:24 am

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:39 am

Elle B (81)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:31 am
Signed~Thank-you Cal. "Thanks for calling on the EU to put bankers behind bars"

With stipulation that they ALL be put on public service work release programs under maximum supervision restoring natural habitats, national infrastructures, execute Public Service Campaigns to educate international populations on healthcare, education, housing and all other necessary societal construct topics, and successfully implement this incarceration model internationally. . .beginning in the US of A.

[and will not reside in minimum security comfort pens unless they fund and build equal facilities for for other incarcerated persons and diversion rehab programs]

Now that ought to challenge their little skill sets.

Beatrice B (112)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 10:17 am
Already signed, thank you

Jason S (50)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 11:42 am
thanks, signed

Janet G (0)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:29 pm
Gladly signed.

Michael T (82)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:50 pm
Signed and Noted. I am and have been a member of Avaaz for months now. They have packed a solid punch in the past. I recommend everyone become a member, at least visit their site to see what they have already done and are working on.

Roxann Shadrick (15)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 12:50 pm
Signed and Noted, Thank You Cal.

Lisa N (202)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 1:03 pm
Thanks for joining the campaign for strong regulation against banking crimes.


Gene J (288)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 1:40 pm
Fair is fair. A lower level employee in any of these banks who committed a crime would receive jail time for it, why on earth should executives be exempted from criminal penalties for criminal activities. NOT punishing them only continues to prove to the rest of the world that money can protect you from anything, that there are separate rules for rich and poor - which of course is true, but which should not be. What better deterrent (which is what confinement is supposed to be for other classes) to financial crime than incarceration? They've already proven they can't be trusted to walk freely among the law abiding without doing harm to us, why should they be treated any differently than any other criminal? My answer is they shouldn't be.

Florence Eaise (132)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 2:28 pm
signed noted and shared thanks Cal

Vicky P (476)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 2:44 pm
Signed and Noted

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 3:47 pm
252,130 have signed. Help us get to 1,000,000
Gladly signed and don't pass more collecting monies off of other people's labor.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:30 pm
Signed. #255,586. Noted.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 4:35 pm
Well, I've tried to "note" many times, but not taking it today. Anyway, Thanks, Cal!

Kathleen R (138)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 5:35 pm
signed & noted

Terry King (113)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 7:27 pm

Ludger W (65)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 8:31 pm

Gloria H (88)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:51 pm
signed. Wonder if they would get designer orange jumpsuits? Maybe we can ask the spammers if they sell any?

Michael T (82)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:55 pm
I wouldn't have any illusions about it that they will go to a very different kind of prison with a very different prison experience than any of us would.

Terri Hughes (416)
Thursday July 12, 2012, 9:57 pm
''SIGNED'....thanks Cal.

Henrik Thorsen (31)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:15 am
Already signed.

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:34 am
Signed, thank you

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 7:38 am
Thanks for calling on the EU to put bankers behind bars
Let the roundup begin! TU Cal

Past Member (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 11:32 am

. (0)
Friday July 13, 2012, 1:36 pm
Signed and Noted.

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 2:07 pm

Robert O (12)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:19 pm
Definitely time. It's high time we put the criminals where they truly belong. Thanks Cal.

Robert O (12)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:23 pm
Signed. Thanks for calling on the EU to put bankers behind bars.

Susanne R (236)
Monday July 30, 2012, 10:13 pm
Close to 686,000 signatures when I signed. Good --but a long way to go to reach 1,000,000. I'd LOVE to see the bankers behind bars. Let's face it, they put a lot of people out in the street. Even though they'd lose their freedom, at least they'd have a bed, a toilet, and three square meals a day. That's more than they left a lot of their customers with.

Thanks for posting this petition, Cal, which I obviously missed --and thank you, Dandelion, for the forward!

Christeen A (300)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 3:51 am
Lock them up and throw away the key.

Barbara K (61)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 4:40 am
They caused so much harm to so many people that they don't deserve to be riding in limousines and living in mansions. They literally stole millions of homes from millions of people, which destroyed their credit so that they cannot even purchase another one, or rent an apartment, or get a job. Let those criminals pay and pay all they have to the customers they defrauded out of everything; then send the banksters to prison where they belong. There should be room at Gitmo for them.

Laurie H (818)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:12 am
Seems like they have gotten away with it for far too long!!~ Thanks for the post!~

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 7:07 am
already signed, thanks

. (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 10:28 am
s&n..I'd gladly lock the door to their jail cell and throw away the key.. Thanks for the post Cat and Dandelion for the fwd

. (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 10:28 am
trying to note..again

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 12:46 pm
Signed, noted and shared on FB

Jim Phillips (3247)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 5:29 pm
Avaaz petition signed.

Bankers and those associated with them need to go to prison.
Their assets should be taken up and given away to those who need them.

Ty, Cal.

Gina Caracci (219)
Wednesday August 1, 2012, 3:34 pm
N&S They should have been in jail a LONG LONG time ago. Let them sit in prison and be someones bitches for a while. IF and when released, I bet they will change their tune. but letting them pay their way out of things, with stolen money no less, only gives them the high to continue doing it. But then again LOOK who they are paying off. What happened with the wall street scandal..what happened with that 'big' investigation that went no where...GREED TRUMPS EVERYTHING ANYMORE. disgusting

Nancy C (806)
Friday August 3, 2012, 4:35 pm

Regina P (63)
Friday August 3, 2012, 9:50 pm

Richard B (6)
Sunday October 14, 2012, 4:39 am
Did you know that a presidential order has been signed that allows seizure of Americans' bank accounts?
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