~ Actor Michael Caine as Bruce Wayne’s butler Alfred in the Batman film “The Dark Knight.”
I did not see the film above when it was released in theaters around the country in 2008. I thought it was just so much kid stuff and didn’t want to waste my time.
I was wrong.
A friend called and insisted I rent the DVD and watch what he considered one of film’s more accessible morality tales masked in the garb of comic book lore.
Google's informal but well-known motto, "Don't be evil," seems to be mere hyperbole as the company once again shows itself to be anything but the great bastion of moral conscience they proclaim to be.
It was the second largest financial penalty levied on a single industry in U.S. history. $25 billion was extracted from the nation’s banks for financial fraud committed during the heyday of the home mortgage boom. The money was intended to help qualified homeowners nearing foreclosure.
That, however, was when another fraud was perpetrated.
“In a budget proposed this week,” reports the New York Times, “California joined more than a dozen states that want to help close gaping shortfalls using money paid by the nation’s biggest banks and earmarked for foreclosure prevention …”