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"My Country Has Had Crisis..."

posted by Angie Littwin

If you're like me and seek solace in satire when things go bad, this parody from a blog on The Nation's web site hits the note with perfect pitch. I won't spell out the whole thing here, but it begins,

"Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you."

The later statement that "this transactin is 100% safe" seems oddly prescient.


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senate banking comm. hearing today.


This would be really funny if it didn't have a ring of truth to it. We can only hope that Congress will exercise its rights to make sure there is (a) oversight and (b) some provision made for the homeowners burdened with subprime mortgages

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