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Pittsburgh Man Opens Ice Cream Shop/Bank and Refuses to Shut Down

http://www.post-gazette.com

Despite threats of big fines by state banking regulators, the owner of a Shadyside (Pittsburgh, Pa) ice cream shop who opened his own version of a community bank last summer isn't abandoning his mission.

"We are taking on the challenge of transforming the retail banking industry," his website states.
"PA dept of banks threatening us ... we keep growing," he tweeted in late December.

Instead of deposits he is offering "never-ending gift cards." (More hilarious examples of how this ice cream shop/bank owner is getting around regulations in the article).

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Institutionalized Immorality: Banks

http://www.prweb.com

The 11 most evil things the banking industry did in 2011. List includes illegal debt collection methods.

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Judge orders Wells Fargo to pay back $203M in fees

http://finance.yahoo.com

Banks get accused and charged with fraud when they charge fees and interest in a voluntary contract. The IRS gets away with it without consent and uses the threat of force to extract the money. Which is worse?

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Protests break out in Iceland over bank bailout - with torches!

http://www.wealthdaily.com

The pictures below are from one of the protests that lead the President to veto the bill. Remember all that talk about torches and pitchforks? Well, Iceland went ahead and broke out the torches (ok - they're flares, technically):

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