My Old Bank

Here’s a Portland picture I found at Digby, and it’s my old bank branch, where they used to retroactively explain their many fees to me.  Nice to know somebody’s got their back.

 

20 Comments

  1. nswfm says:

    http://wonkette.com/456712/annnd-shepard-fairey-remixes-his-obama-hope-poster-for-ows coolhandnuke November 18, 2011 at 10:25 pm
    “When this Portland Police officer is asked by his grandkids ” grampa what did you do during the second American Revolutionary War?” he can answer with pride “I saved an ATMs life.”"

    Fairey is a year behind my favorite Visual Combat artist, WilliamBanzai7, who basically did that poster on 11/5/10 and has it both on his blog and on ZeroHedge.

    • cocktailhag says:

      The interesting thing is that the first thing Chase did when they took over this bank (formerly Washington Mutual) was move the ATM’s into a restricted access foyer, where they had previously been on the street. I guess even three years ago, they were concerned about their safety.
      Love the Fairey graphic….

      • nswfm says:

        http://williambanzai7.blogspot.com/2010/11/11-v-2010.html

        WaMu was my bank after they bought Home Savings and Loan where I’d had an account since I was 9 years old because I’d won about $60 on a radio show. The Chase branch closest to me still has 2 ATMs inside and 2 outside. I’ve moved my money to a credit union. Chase is expanding in CA and trying to put a branch 1/2 a mile away from the one I described. If they act like this with their customers, I hope the bad PR blows up in Jamie Diamon’s face. In fact, I plan to help with that PR. This community beat back on of the largest companies in the world, and I still have my network of the community organizers.

  2. mikeinportc says:

    nswfm, I started spreading it too, a soon as CH put it up. I have my own bank troubles , courtesy of HSBC, from about four years ago. Short version – they expected me to pay for their mistake (~$1000) ,compounded by their sleazy practices ( Which I’ve since found out are legal, thanks to the Congresscritters.). I wouldn’t, and won’t, pay, so we’re at a standoff, four years later.

    Upcoming press conference ,with Boomberg,the Po-lice Commiczar, and Manhattan DA . Spposedly ” terrorism relted”.

    What do you want to bet that :

    1) The bullshit quotient is quite high
    2) That even if the Three Stooges fail to somehow fearmonger about #OWS, some dutiful media tool wil ask if they worry about the terra-ists bleding in the protests, and will it mean some sort of restrictions, and greater scrutiny
    3) I will be used to justify any and all harrassment, intimidation , and attempts to curtail protests, from now until at least Jan. 2 ?

    • cocktailhag says:

      Really? They’re having a terrorist scare? Those wily Habibs have a fortuitous sense of timing.

      • nswfm says:

        Yes some convert to Islam pops up ATJUST THE RIGHT MOMENT! Imagine that! Just like in the Bush/Cheney years! How do those brown-skinned types have such wonderful timing?!?

        See, I thought the Natalie Wood story was supposed to be the distraction from the OWS violence against First Amendment rights and violations of Civil Right, but I didn’t get the memo….

  3. mikeinportc says:

    #$&&&*@#*@ !! Word Press! About every 5th keystroke goes missing, or out of place. ( I can spell ;) )

    Above -
    Spposedly = Supposedly
    relted = related
    wil = will
    bleding = blending

  4. Wow. Are those the tellers? Tough crowd.

  5. Be careful if you go to oakland CH.

    • cocktailhag says:

      Don’t worry. I didn’t even bring any furs (big mistake: it’s colder than a witch’s), and I do know some people there. Great reporting on your blog about pepper spray (which is in the topics banner of the LATimes this weekend); it’s become far too accepted.
      Not unlike the “bank tellers.”

  6. michlib says:

    OOOO. I see the Jaime Dimon ” community outreach ” initiative is underway !

  7. CH, if you get down to Occ. Oak. and have a chance, stop by the library tent and give my regards to Ted McCoy. I interviewed him for a blog post I did and he was very generous with his time. I tried to contact him to let him know the story was posted, but never was able to get him. Story’s here:

    http://amovingworld.blogspot.com/2011/11/listening-to-occupy-oakland.html

  8. mikeinportc says:

    Damned marketers! :) )))))*

    I was right about th bsq, although not how I imagined.Jose Pimentel ( Name seems famliar . Was he in the b.p. , for the Rockies(?) this year? ;) ) is being used to further the myth of Anwar al Awlaki. ” His reach extends far , even after death.”, etc, etc. No more reiteration of the (anonymous) allegations,. It’s just automatic, that he ws an AQ mastermind, responsible for everything that OBL didn’t do . ( Of course, to be fair, that’s why Pam Gellar & Daniel Pipes got droned. That inspiration thing ;) )

    Watch out for those industrial-sized pepper sprayers , CH .

    * Family joke . My brother ( & his wife), your twin-brother-of-another-mother, is now a bigtime marketing whizbang, not an engineer, due spending so much time with the customers. ;)

  9. mikeinportc says:

    ps I forgot this a few days ago. Sad, and infuriating , as to why it’s there, but funny, nonetheless .Has a lot of possible applications. ;)

    http://www.facebook.com/profile.php#!/photo.php?fbid=270080496366770&set=a.261787533862733.58881.261697073871779&type=1&theater