And, in sharing this, I exit the plane of the political... I find it sad and frustrating and, at its very base, un-American. Un-American as in unequal in front of the law. I know the idea of equality is now quaint. Hell, MY friends have told me I am childish to expect equality of justice in America. Childish and naive. And so...I have decided to stop hitting my head against that particular wall.
We enter discussing Mr. Diamond - an American by birth running Barclays, a London Bank accused or manipulating the LIBOR interest rate (similar to the US "Prime Rate") for the Bank's benefit and to screw the client base....
...MR. DIAMOND seemed shocked to be pushed out. An American by birth, he probably thought he’d be subject to American rules of engagement when confronted with evidence of wrongdoing at his bank. You know how it works on this side of the Atlantic: faced with a scandal, most chief executives jettison low-level employees, maybe give up a bonus or two — and then ride out the storm. Regulators, if they act, just extract fines from the shareholders. (