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Benj franklin savings and loan[edit]

This article is written in a way that 1) expresses a non-neutral point of view and 2) is not encyclopedic in tone. The POV problems are so blatant that the article may face deletion if it is not immediately improved. Please rewrite this article without terminology that does not include such statements as "wrongly seized" and the like. - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 06:25, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Benj franklin savings and loan[edit]

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Yes, you are rather grumpy. Chill out. If I really wanted to delete this for the reason I stated, I would have already flagged it for deletion in the proper manner, and it would likely be gone already. And the "drunk with power" remarks were entirely out of line. Please give WP:CIVIL a good read.
However, in checking your references, I have since found a much greater problem: copyright violation. You appear to have copied and pasted much of the article word for word from this page. That is an apparent violation of federal copyright laws. If your reply is, "It's may page" or "I maintain this" or something that indicates a direct connection to the site, then in that case you have run afoul of Wikipedia's policies regarding conflict of interest, which basically says you should not write an article about a subject with which you have a direct involvement. Because of the copyvio, I must flag this for speedy deletion. You may post another article about this subject, but you cannot simply copy it from another source. You must rewrite it in your own words. It's the law. (Yeah, that #$%@ 8-trillion gorilla again.)
When you do rewrite the article — and I do believe it is a notable subject worthy of an article — please do so in a manner that does not make accusations one way or the other. I'm a fiscal conservative as well (and a conservative in pretty much every other way) and I think the government screws up royally in myriad ways. However, Wikipedia rules simply don't allow us to take sides in an article, so it's "Just the facts, ma'am," as they used to say on Dragnet. I sense you have rather strong feelings about this matter and I can empathize, but we still have to play by the rules here. A good way to start a revised article would be, "Benj. Franklin Savings and Loan was a thrift based in Portland, Oregon, which was closed due to seizure by the United States Government in 1990. The seizure was later found by the federal court system to have been carried out in error. Shareholders of the thrift have sued the federal government for damages caused by the seizure; the case is still open." That lead paragraph spells oput the facts (as I understand them) in an even-handed manner.
I'll let you take it from there, as I assume you have a good knowledge of the whole affair. Let me know if you need help. - Realkyhick (Talk to me) 08:48, 3 October 2008 (UTC)

File permission problem with File:Spiritwars1.jpg[edit]

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Also File:Spiritwars2.jpg, File:Spiritwars3.jpg, File:Spiritwars4.jpg. --dave pape (talk) 19:03, 1 December 2009 (UTC)

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