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Bob Ivry's Eulogy For Mark Pittman

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Mon, 12/07/2009 - 14:21 | 155503 AnonymousMonetarist
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It looks like Mr. Whalen has picked up the baton.

He dedicates his newest letter to MP and takes out a shotgun...

Let's see; a 'violation', 'hideous', 'not adequately collateralized', 'doubt that any diligence', 'used but abused', 'acted illegally', 'failed', 'de facto political control of the banksters over America's central bank', 'institutional tyranny', 'cooking the books', 'violation of securities laws and SEC regulations', 'massive act of accounting fraud','deliberate market manipulation', 'complete fabrication', and 'perversion of accounting rules'. His next interview on Bubblevision or Hee-Haw ought to be interesting. 


Mon, 12/07/2009 - 14:54 | 155562 Art Vandelay
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Magnificent.  Thanks for sharing this.

Mon, 12/07/2009 - 15:02 | 155581 MsCreant
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I wanna live here too:

This is the place where Mark Pittman lived. Bullshit down here. And up there, in a place that's out of reach to a lot of the rest of us, a better world. A world where folks get a fair shake.
A world where rules are rules and if you break them you pay.
A world where we get what we deserve. Nothing more. Nothing less.  He could see that world. He could describe it. He was a lot taller than six-four. He was listed at six-four but he was taller. Tall enough to live in that other place.

Perhaps it is too idealistic, but I do not want to give up hope. I don't mean the kind of hope that keeps you passive, where denial lives, but the kind of hope that looks squarely at how bad it is, and honestly confronts "what's next" and "what needs to be done."

Fuck them for beating us down so hard that so many accept the dishonesty as just a "fact of life."

Thanks Mr. Ivry. Thanks Mark Pittman. Thanks ZeroHedge.

ZeroHedge, the burden is yours/ours. Don't fuck up.  Temptation will come your way. Be 6-4 and more.

Mon, 12/07/2009 - 15:10 | 155589 Miles Kendig
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Excellent words for a most excellent man. 

Mark was what I call a "happy warrior".  He well understood our nation and its weaknesses and loved it all the more.  Not for the ills that beset any society, especially a dominant society, but for its potential knowing, understanding and believing in its potential.  There are far too few citizens of Mark's caliber with the heart to both love and appreciate what that love calls one to do.  I will miss him, his heart and his voice tremendously.

Mon, 12/07/2009 - 15:14 | 155602 assumptionblindness
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If only we could all live above the bullshit.  What a legacy you leave, Mr. Pittman...JOB WELL DONE!    R.I.P.

Mon, 12/07/2009 - 15:37 | 155630 Anonymous
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RIP Mark Pittman.

This was a towering compliment to both Pittman and zerohedge.

Mon, 12/07/2009 - 16:12 | 155689 TomJoad
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It only takes one spark to start a fire. 

Burn baby burn.

The days of the kleptocratic elite are numbered. 

Mon, 12/07/2009 - 16:22 | 155708 Anonymous
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My condolences, Maggie. I hope it is a comfort to you to know that your father was greatly respected and that the example he set in establishing and maintaining his own integrity will be emulated by you.


Mon, 12/07/2009 - 17:57 | 155843 laughing_swordfish
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KrvtKpt Mark Pittman:

"Trager der RitterKreutz den EisenKreutzen" (Holder of Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross)

Died at the Front, In the Face of The Enemy.

For Fatherland, not Self.


KptLt. laughing swordfish

9er Unterseeboote Flotille


Mon, 12/07/2009 - 18:42 | 155885 koaj
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thanks for sharing all...i shed a tear

Mon, 12/07/2009 - 19:59 | 155982 D.O.D.
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Tue, 12/08/2009 - 17:11 | 156993 Anonymous
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While its so amazing to read all the laudatory comments about Mark, as a friend of his for more than 25 years, I'm just mad and sad that my big, goofy, larger than life friend is gone and I'm not really sure how to get past that.

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