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Guest Editorial - The Park Record

Read your own post. You specified mergers following repeal of Glass-Stegall, allowing commercial banks and investment banks to merge. Mergers of regular banks go back a long long time, and are irrelevant.  (Jul 3, 2009 | post #15)

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Guest Editorial - The Park Record

US Taxpayer: Per your "friends " at Wikipedia, the following are the bank mergers that occurred under GWB (N.B: during the period 1999 through 2000 - i.e. after repeal of GS - there were only 8 bank mergers 2001 Firstar Corporation U.S. Bancorp U.S. Bancorp 2001 First Union Corp. Wachovia Corp. Wachovia Corp. 2001 Fifth Third Bancorp Old Kent Financial Corp. Fifth Third Bancorp 2001 Standard Federal Bank Michigan National Bank Standard Federal Bank N.A. 2001 FleetBoston Financial Corp. Summit Bancorp FleetBoston Financial Corp. 2002 Citigroup Inc. Golden State Bancorp Citigroup Inc. 2002 Washington Mutual Dime Bancorp, Inc. Washington Mutual 2003 BB&T Corp. First Virginia Banks, Inc. BB&T Corp. 2003 M&T Bank Allfirst Bank M&T Bank 2004 New Haven Savings Bank Savings Bank of Manchester, Tolland Bank NewAlliance Bank 2004 North Fork Bancorporation Inc. The Trust Company of New Jersey North Fork Bancorporation Inc. $726 Million 2004 Bank of America Corp. FleetBoston Financial Corp. Bank of America Corp. $47 Billion 2004 J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. Bank One JPMorgan Chase & Co. 2004 Banco Popular Quaker City Bank Banco Popular 2004 Regions Financial Corporation Union Planters Corporation Regions Financial Corporation $5.9 Billion 2004 SunTrust National Commerce Financial SunTrust $6.98 Billion[1] 2004 Wachovia SouthTrust Wachovia $14.3 Billion 2005 PNC Bank Riggs Bank PNC Bank $0.78 billion[2] 2005 Capital One Financial Corporation Hibernia National Bank Capital One Financial Corporation $4.9 Billion[3] 2005 Bank of America MBNA Corporation Bank of America Card Services $35 Billion 2006 Wachovia Westcorp Inc. (holding company for WFS Financial Inc and Western Financial Bank) Wachovia $3.91 Billion[4] 2006 NewAlliance Bank Cornerstone Bank NewAlliance Bank 2006 Capital One Financial Corporation North Fork Bank Capital One Financial Corporation $13.2 Billion[5] 2006 Wachovia Golden West Financial Wachovia $25 Billion[6] 2006 Regions Financial Corporation AmSouth Bancorporation Regions Financial Corporation $10 Billion 2007 Citizens Banking Corporation Republic Bancorp Citizens Republic Bancorp $1.048 Billion 2007 Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria Compass Bancshares Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria $9.8 Billion 2007 Bank of America LaSalle Bank Bank of America $21 Billion 2007 State Street Corporation Investors Financial Services Corporation State Street Corporation $4.2 Billion 2007 Bank of New York Mellon Financial Corporation Bank of New York Mellon $18.3 Billion 2007 Wachovia World Savings Bank Wachovia $25 Billion 2007 Bank of America U.S. Trust Bank of America Private Wealth Management 2008 TD Bank Financial Group Commerce Bancorp TD Bank $8.5 Billion 2008 JPMorgan Chase Bear Stearns JPMorgan Chase $1.1 Billion 2008 Bank of America Merrill Lynch Bank of America $50 Billion 2008 JPMorgan Chase Washington Mutual JPMorgan Chase $1.9 Billion[7] 2008 Wells Fargo Wachovia Wells Fargo $15.1 Billion[8] 2008 5/3 Bank First Charter Bank 5/3 Bank 2008 PNC Financial Services National City Corp. PNC Financial Services $5.08 billion[9]  (Jul 3, 2009 | post #10)

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Guest Editorial - The Park Record

It was indeed on Clinton's watch that Glass-Steagall was repealed - which was a HUGE mistake - but bank merger mania was rampant under GWB. Clinton is to blame for getting the ball rolling, but all those mergers did not not occur just in 1999 and 2000. (And I wouldn't rely solely on wikipedia for "facts" - articles are submitted by users, and are not always accurate of balanced). In any event, it is a mess.  (Jul 3, 2009 | post #7)

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Man receives harsh prison sentence - The Park Record

Speaking of Judge Lubeck and justice in cases of violence, is there any update on the story of John Cook beating up a tourist? When is the court date?  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #6)

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Guest Editorial - The Park Record

Got a calendar? They took place under Dubya. Quelle surprise.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #5)

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No, Basin dwellers, you cannot be the mayor of Park City ...

Humina=humnina=hum ina- I can hear the sounds of you backtracking already. Give it up. You have no idea what you are talking about so it is time for you to stop talking. There are people who live in what it pleases you to call "Park City" ("de facto" Park City, apparently) who pay school taxes OUTside the PC school district and whose children are assigned to schools OUTSIDE the PC district. (Know anyone in Promontory? No, of course not. Unless you tend their lawns.) Do your homework before opening your maw. The reason that we don't have one city is simple: We DON'T WANT YOU. Residents of the actual, real, incorporated town of Park City have been providing amenities, jobs, and culture for residents of outlying areas for a long time. We contribute to bus lines that service areas far beyond out city limits. We pay for recreational areas (skate parks, bike parks, etc.) that are used by people from miles around and we STILL get complaints to the effect that we have not - with OUR tax dollars, mind you - provided specifically engineered concrete parks for bikers who think that the dirt path parks provided free of charge by taxpayers like me are beneath them. I don't live in Old Town, but would never want its historic character to be affected by the opinions of people who have no connection to the city or to its history and significance in this area. If you don't live in Park City - the REAL, political map, political entity - of Park City - then mind your own business.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #15)

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Woman should go to jail, judge says - The Park Record

Never mind her - she may be redeemable or perhaps not. But there is a baby who needs help. I have serious doubts that this "mother" (no pun intended) is capable of giving the love and guidance that every child needs, but if she cannot then I hope a loving home can be found for him. So many people who want children are unable to conceive on their own, but would make great parents. Then there are those who are just biologically fertile but morally sterile. Let us all hope for the best for this child  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #2)

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Cat was quickly put down - The Park Record

Yeah, right - my support of Cameron Gallagher and his "Dont Speed" signs, of the loving lesbian kissing couple, of the local bike park, etc., etc. were just FILLED with hate. And who are you, from "United States"?? Care to be more specific? I live here, I work here, I vote here, I pay taxes here, I have my family here, and I have an opinion on what goes on around here. So I will compare my number of comments with yours any day. You raise your head in defense of people who, while they are understandably grieved by the loss of their cat, tried to publicly blame the Summit County Animal Shelter - a wonderful service organization - for their own negligence, by using whatever influence they have on the Park Record to have this STUPID story printed. They made bad decisions from the beginning - letting an old, sick cat outside, not tagging the cat, not supervising the cat, getting this ridiculous and defamatory story printed, then defending themselves with comments about their GPA, "BS degree", the pressures of raising TWO children (do they know they are in Utah, where parents of 2 children are considered underachievers?), and then signing themselves "Also PC Taxpayers" when, in fact, as residents of the infamous Promontory they are NOT Park City taxpayers (just one more in their litany if misrepresentations .) THEY got this story printed, THEY accused the Summit County Animal Shelter of negligence, and now they - and apparently you, whoever you may be - are complaining because the light is being shone on the the people who are truly to blame for this. Just because they were stupid enough to buy a lot in Promontory doesn't mean they automatically get sympathy no matter what else they do.  (Jul 2, 2009 | post #20)

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Cat was quickly put down - The Park Record

Dear "Also": are you serious? Blah-blah-blah- doesn't explain why the cat had NO identification or why it was outside in the first place. So your wife has a "BS"?? (Like no one else in Park City does!!) Sounds like you MAJORED in "BS". And what in the world does her "current GPA" have to do with anything? What does raising two children have to do with it? If the cat was, as you claim, not sick, then why did it need sub Q treatment? You are just throwing anything including the kitchen sink at this in a ridiculous effort to convince readers that you and your wife were not at fault for your negligence in not taking better care of your cat. It is time for you to shut up, feel remorse, and resolve to be more responsible in the future. There is no need to change shelter laws, only to educate jerks like you.  (Jul 1, 2009 | post #17)

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Man receives harsh prison sentence - The Park Record

I second that - it is not really a "harsh" sentence, since at the lower end of the range he would end up serving very little time, but it does get him off the streets. He was armed and dangerous and had been given several chances to change his course. Thank goodness he was put away before he injured or killed someone.  (Jul 1, 2009 | post #2)

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No, Basin dwellers, you cannot be the mayor of Park City ...

Wow. All I can say is - Wow! They want to be part of local government but they don't even know where they live? That is a pretty sad comment on the awareness level of the local populace.  (Jun 30, 2009 | post #2)

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Cat was quickly put down - The Park Record

"caringpetown er" you can't seem to get your story straight. You said that Romeo had kidney failure, but also that he was "absolutely ... healthy"??? According to you, Romeo was not "severely ill" - even with kidney failure!!! - but a qualified veterinarian thought otherwise. How do you know where he was found and what he was doing? There is no excuse for having let an old, thin cat with kidney failure outside without any identification. This would never have happened if Ms. Carnell had been responsible enough to have had her cat tagged and microchipped. It is NOT the Summit County Animal Shelter who needs to take a look at their actions. This is entirely, absolutely, 100% Ms. Carnell's fault. And I AM a true animal lover - that is, someone who cares enough about companion animals to make sure they are properly safeguarded. I hope that whatever veterinary assistant school she is attending learns about this and either gives her the counseling that she clearly NEEDS, or bounces her from the program. I would never trust her with my animals.  (Jun 29, 2009 | post #14)

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Park City chief leery of new immigration measures - The P...

"CudzuQueen " said: "How can anybody with half a brain appreciate having folks rife with TB, hepatitis, and other assorted sundry diseases handling their foods?" So "Estoban " (can't you even spell correctly in SPANISH???) do you seriously want respect for THAT? You are both laughable. Park City does not have a public health problem with TB or hepatitis, so you must be thinking of your own kitchens, not here. You do not live here and nobody in Park City is interested in your bigoted puke. And - OH BOY, what an opening - the queen "works" for the state of Mississippi - one of the LEAST educated states in the Union (not opinion - FACT). And just how many 4-star restaurants are there in Birmingham, DEARIE? Or do you only use your barbecue skills for burning crosses?  (Jun 27, 2009 | post #18)

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Park City chief leery of new immigration measures - The P...

"CudzuQueen ", walking the streets of a small town under the flattering glow of red street lights does not exactly qualify as gainful employment. As for "summit park" in Orem: I personally know at least 10 REAL chefs in this town, and trust every one of them to prepare a meal for me - and am happy to pay the moderate Park City price for their incredible services. If you can't make it here, maybe you could try another small town where people don't know what good restaurants are. Or maybe you could just try another career. But be forewarned: there are almost no job openings for "experienced whiners".  (Jun 27, 2009 | post #14)

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Park City chief leery of new immigration measures - The P...

Since you are the person with half a brain, you tell us. Do you seriously think that ZOOM employs an illegal alien as a chef? Wahso? Ghidotti's? Grappa? But then, how would you know, since you are not even from this area? You are a bigoted idiot, and you have no idea what you are talking about. I absolutely WILL go on patronizing local restaurants -which you have never visited - and support the local economy in every way I can. Meanwhile why don't you try to get a job?  (Jun 27, 2009 | post #11)