January 11, 2009
Regarding the story "Dropping the (crystal) ball: This crisis duped them all," Dec. 31: So the masters of the universe are exposed as fools or frauds. No surprise. This is the quality of leadership that inevitably seeps to the top in the type of parasitic superstructure that currently misguides or economy. Gilbert Dewart Pasadena -- I find it hard to believe that these most knowledgeable icons of the industry were so overwhelmed with incontestable facts that they had absolutely no idea what was coming.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2000 |
When the holy water flows over a child's head in baptism, it is believed that all sins are washed away. For devout Catholics like Guadalupe Gutierrez, baptism points to the mystery at the heart of her deep faith, the promise of eternal salvation. Because her grandchildren had not been christened as infants, Gutierrez was desperate to have them baptized and receive Holy Communion in a Catholic Church.
July 9, 2006
KUDOS to The Times for writing about protest songs that won't get played on our corporate-owned radio stations ["Common Dissents," July 2]. But until articles like this stop saying things like "Kerry's failed campaign" nothing can change. George Bush did not win the election, he stole it -- and no amount of news reports assuming his election was legitimate will make it so. Our national elections are frauds; your silence encourages the thieves. WILL RIGBY Shaker Heights Ohio Rigby played drums on Steve Earle's "protest" albums "Jerusalem" and "The Revolution Starts ... Now."
October 27, 1997
I found it most enlightening to see that all the frauds mentioned ("Fraud Problem Is Very Real: It's Insurers' $100-Billion Headache," Sept. 29) were for medical care that needed to be received. It was just that the wrong person, i.e., one not covered by insurance, was receiving the care. It seems to me that this sends a very strong statement that we need universal medical coverage: Medicare for all, paid for by all. JOANNE NAGY Granada Hills
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 16, 1985
One of life's continuing amazements is the discovery that one's deepest, darkest secrets are other people's deepest, darkest secrets, too. The latest example of this phenomenon is the finding by psychologists that 70% of successful Americans consider themselves unworthy frauds who may be unmasked and sent packing at any moment. Two new books describe the syndrome. Dr.
February 27, 1987 |
Backed by a Sheriff's Department special weapons team and local police, investigators for the Los Angeles District Attorney's major frauds unit Thursday searched the Whittier home of a record company president and seized financial documents of his troubled company. The pre-dawn raid at the home of Kimball D. Richards, 30-year-old president and owner of Consolidated Allied Cos., was part of a coordinated operation that searched seven other locations in Los Angeles and Orange counties Thursday.