Up for Debate: HSBC, too big to jail

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 2:26am

In other news last week, HSBC said it would pay a record $1.9 billion settlement as the U.S. Department of Justice decided not to indict the London-based company on allegations that it laundered billions of dollars in international drug cartel money. Are worries that prosecuting such a large company might destabilize the world economy enough to not hold its executives responsible for any possible criminal actions, particularly when untold numbers of individuals are prosecuted for the same crimes? 

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157 Comments on this post:

By: bfra on 12/19/12 at 3:20

Blanket - That picture of him in the paper, looked like a blind running drunk.

By: Loner on 12/19/12 at 3:22

It's tough to get drunk, if one sticks a pistol into one's mouth, DesJarlais style.

By: Loner on 12/19/12 at 3:25

Gotta run now.....later.

By: bfra on 12/19/12 at 3:27

Anybody that voted for the loon DesJarlais, is just as loony as he is.

By: yogiman on 12/19/12 at 3:31

Wonder if my old home is still in Athens, Loner. I could sit on my side porch and watch them play football... free.

I've never seen a screen on a porch like that one had then. You could sit there and look out like looking through a window but you couldn't see in when you walked by and looked in.

By: yogiman on 12/19/12 at 4:39


If anyone voting for DesJarlais is looney for voting for him, and he's legal in his run, what do you call those voting for Obama who's in his race illegally?

By: yogiman on 12/19/12 at 4:43

Well lo and behold. I've had some prompt replies before, but it's been almost 4 hours since I asked for an explanation on how Obama was legally eligible for office with a foreign father but none of the others were, simply because their fathers weren't born in the USA.

I'm still interested in what makes him an exception. Anybody know?