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Feds Focus on Barry Bonds Over Investment Fraud

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driven
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driven   9/6/2011 7:10:15 AM
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Point. Kind of like a different spin on "we're too big to fail."

philtheinvestor
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philtheinvestor   9/6/2011 1:21:39 AM
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driven,

True. I think at this point, it's about ego. The government does not want to look like Losers. When it started years ago, it seemed like an open-shut case, which is why they probably pursued it. Now after a 'mistrial', they must not be able to believe it.... So they try again.

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Drivewaygirl   9/4/2011 8:45:56 PM
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I second that. Let baseball handle its own issues. Let Congress do what it's supposed to do...and formulate sensible policies that benefit the country.

driven
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driven   9/4/2011 8:41:11 PM
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Interesting Phil. Do I care  whether Clemens or Bonds lied to Congress? No. What I care about is why does Congress think it has the time, energy or resources IN THIS ECONOMY to worry about whether baseball players use steroids. Doesn't Congress have more important things to attend to?

philtheinvestor
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philtheinvestor   9/4/2011 4:45:01 PM
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how about Roger Clemens. $3M 'wasted' the first time around & that led to a mistrial. Now they are going to get a re-do.

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Street Smart   9/3/2011 10:33:12 AM
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Minvestor, you refer to the whole Bonds affair as "really funny."  A million years ago when I was a snarky teenager and an adult would say something was funny, we would drolly inquire, "Do you mean funny pathetic or funny ha ha?"

Re-trying Barry Bonds gives new meaning to "funny pathetic!" 

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mInvestor   9/2/2011 3:54:17 PM
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Can't agree more with you guys. The whole country is at a difficult time, we need leadership badly. But those people just waste time and money on those things. Really funny.

 

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AskAsa   9/2/2011 11:44:22 AM
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I couldn't agree more.

It's sickening to think of how much of our money gets wasted on what are essentially show trials to pump up an attorney's resume.

Drivewaygirl
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Drivewaygirl   9/2/2011 9:03:36 AM
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Funny but true. How did our objectives get so skewed? It's like the small towns that spend all their energy writing tickets for parking violations while the thieves and drug dealers walk on by.

driven
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funny post
driven   9/2/2011 8:53:09 AM
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Good read Marvin. You have to wonder how Fed prosecutors pick their targets. I mean, how many people did this guys drug use affect -- compared to the losses many have suffered from scams and fraud?



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