by Karl Denninger
So many to choose from this week.... Buffett and BAC (which I already wrote on), Bernanke's continued mendacity and of course the destruction of real liquidity in the markets due to all the gaming and schemes that the "Wall Street Capitalists" have engaged in over the last few years.
But today's column is reserved for those topics I haven't explored this week. We'll begin with this:
The Elko County Sheriff’s Office was notified in July of possible sexual contact between David Ralph Anderson, 61, and a girl younger than 14.
According to Elko Justice Court records, the victim told investigators that on seven to 10 occasions between 2010 and this year, Anderson allegedly taught the victim about various sexual acts and had sexual contact in the form of touching each other’s genitals.
Alleged perverts aren't anything special, right? Well, this one is. The article says he's a TSA employee.
Still want to go through that security line to fly, do you? There wouldn't be anything special about being a TSA employee that might be attractive to an alleged pervert, is there? Oh yeah, there is - you get to grope the balls of little boys and fondle little girls breasts, and it's part of your job description.
Why do we allow this as citizens of this nation again?
You can never eliminate as a prospective matter all perverts - by definition until the first time they get caught, arrested, tried and (hopefully) imprisoned you don't know they're perverts. But you can refuse to create government-sponsored and mandated positions where people like this can molest thousands of kids as part of their job!
What sort of sick society have we become that we're willing to subject not only ourselves but our kids to sexual abuse simply to exercise our constitutional right to travel? And don't give me this "privilege" crap - you (as an adult) may be able to consent to being groped (legally) to get on a plane (the difference between sexual assault and simple sex is in fact consent) but the premise of someone being a minor is that they cannot consent as a matter of law and you cannot consent for them. Arguing that this is acceptable is identical to arguing that a parent should be able to "consent" to their child sleeping with an uncle - or anyone else for that matter. Disgusted yet? You should be - with yourself.