Carl Icahn Confesses That The "System Is Not Working Properly", Warns Of Another "Major Problem" Coming

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Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:04 | 1320771 Segestan
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Tigers unless they are protected species usually get shot by sheeple.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:45 | 1320850 IdioTsincracY
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Fuck the tigers!

I mean literally fuck them!!! Impale them!!

First they cry "too much regulation" ... then then say "see.. without regulation, you turned us into animals"

.... then they cry "help us ... lower those rates ... we need liquidity" .... only to say "it's your fault ... your rates are too low"

..... finally they cry "nobody loves us ... and all we do is make $billions off your asses"

 

give me a fucking break!!  

Roll those worthless $ bills tight ... and shove them up their asses ...

fucking leeches!!

........

All right .... I feel better .....

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 15:39 | 1320944 Segestan
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Without balanced legislation the sword of Justice is removed from the public. True it is natural to expect profit maximization , but just law is intended to secure justice not natural tendencies gone wild.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:08 | 1321463 Papasmurf
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Legislation isn't relevant because there is no enforcement.  Only Bernie Madoff is in jail.  He wouldn't be there if he hadn't confessed in the streets.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:24 | 1321489 Spirit Of Truth
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Madoff wouldn't be in jail if he hadn't stolen from rich folk like himself.  There's certain lines that can't be crossed in the expropriating class!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 15:51 | 1320970 jomama
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says the guy voting obummer in 2012!

LMAO

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:42 | 1321199 JW n FL
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not to nit pick.. but Palin.. Obama.. whats the difference? the Lobby will own whomever is voted into power.

 

being mad at Bush.. Obama.. Clinton.. is like you being mad at me.. I have no power over what will pushed.. any more than those scumbags.. and they all are lobby whore scumbags.

 

now Kennedy.. who in the last couple of decades has had his name dragged thru the Mud.. was the last real chance we had.. Kennedy didnt need the money and could not be bought. Kennedy did end the FED and restore the U.S. Dollar to a silver standard. But he was put upon a pedestal! only to be knocked off by the right wing Holy Roller, Tax Break, Drill Baby Drill Crowd.. inbetween snorting meth and sucking off of male prostitute(s)!

 

Wake Up! People here are getting antsy for some change and running home to core beliefs that were programed over decades by someone without your best interests at heart does NOT! Help You or Your fellow Americans.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 19:17 | 1321377 Dirtt
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As far as fixing Glass-Steagall what's the difference between Palin and Obama?  Neither of us knows.

But puulezze don't tell me there is no difference between the two. Just a guess.  But I don't think we would be dragging Arizona into court or having child molesters grouping 6-year old girls flying from Dallas to Houston.

Shall we continue with the nightmare formerly known as POTUS 44?

This country doesn't need to suck this badly.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:15 | 1321659 JW n FL
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I understand that all of you want to believe in the human spirit..

 

I Understand that all of you want some kind of change, we can forgo the abortion / whatever blows up your skirt that does not affect the bottom line of those that test and program to you.

 

The reality of anyone who is President.. including a darky, commie who is just out to get you working class folk! is that Dollar Bills Rule ALL.. You could make your preacher and / or your Father / Brother / Mother President of the United States and you would get the exact same result..

 

Now dont get me wrong, you would have some different drama to watch on Fox News.. every day.. but the nuts and bolts of how the Working Class is really robbed Blind would continue un-abated or if.. let say, YOUR Mother! was elected and she decided she would make waves..

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY02Qkuc_f8

 

if a billion dollar blue blood gets knocked off..

 

but lets for a second pretend that you dont understand what it meant to shut down the FED and put America back on a Silver or Precious Metals Standard, even with what is routinely brought to ya'll's dumbass attention.

 

So, instead of me getting into Palin is less of a loser that Obama.. I will stop and see if you have learned anything and if your tones have changed.

 

If you scumbags are fucking pro fucking Palin and refuse to learn I can promise you that huffington post will make room for you there. But here I have not the patience or the inclination to put up with stupid! because you cant fix stupid.

 

$19 Trillion dollars in 3 years is fucking gone.. and Not Palin, Not McSame and Not Commie Darky Himself could stop it.

 

and as much as abortion or what the fuck ever is important to you.. that matters more that $19 Trillion Dollars.. I can promise you doesnt really matter thats why you pumped up with it 24 fucking hours a day on T.V.!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:22 | 1321667 Thomas
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Ron Paul

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:31 | 1321691 JW n FL
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Ron knows better than anyone if they would kill Kennedy.. that some dumb red neck from whatever hill town will surely take two to the head for far less.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:15 | 1321471 Papasmurf
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Was that a reference to Barney Frank?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 21:21 | 1321563 HellFish
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I'll just throw out there that Palin has a record of going after corruption in her own party.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:14 | 1321656 JW n FL
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I understand that all of you want to believe in the human spirit..

 

I Understand that all of you want some kind of change, we can forgo the abortion / whatever blows up your skirt that does not affect the bottom line of those that test and program to you.

 

The reality of anyone who is President.. including a darky, commie who is just out to get you working class folk! is that Dollar Bills Rule ALL.. You could make your preacher and / or your Father / Brother / Mother President of the United States and you would get the exact same result..

 

Now dont get me wrong, you would have some different drama to watch on Fox News.. every day.. but the nuts and bolts of how the Working Class is really robbed Blind would continue un-abated or if.. let say, YOUR Mother! was elected and she decided she would make waves..

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XY02Qkuc_f8

 

if a billion dollar blue blood gets knocked off..

 

but lets for a second pretend that you dont understand what it meant to shut down the FED and put America back on a Silver or Precious Metals Standard, even with what is routinely brought to ya'll's dumbass attention.

 

So, instead of me getting into Palin is less of a loser that Obama.. I will stop and see if you have learned anything and if your tones have changed.

 

If you scumbags are fucking pro fucking Palin and refuse to learn I can promise you that huffington post will make room for you there. But here I have not the patience or the inclination to put up with stupid! because you cant fix stupid.

 

$19 Trillion dollars in 3 years is fucking gone.. and Not Palin, Not McSame and Not Commie Darky Himself could stop it.

 

and as much as abortion or what the fuck ever is important to you.. that matters more that $19 Trillion Dollars.. I can promise you doesnt really matter thats why you pumped up with it 24 fucking hours a day on T.V.!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 01:07 | 1321885 Antidisestablis...
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Just for the hell of it: Go Sarah!!

What needs to be done to get our country back in the black is pretty obvious to everyone who regularly visits this website.  The problem is, we are a republic, and the voters are not now and likely will never be collectively mature enough to support the policies that need to be enacted.  No politician wants to bet his career on a set of policies that will be accused of killing granny, starving the children, cancelling the vacation, crashing the home price, putting cops, firemen and teachers out of work, etc.  Mencken said that in a democracy the people get what they deserve...good and hard.  As I see it, Palin has none of the answers but she does at least have a devil-may-care attitude.  She could really stir things up in the country, polarize the nation, bring things to a head.  That might not be a bad thing.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 10:01 | 1322282 JW n FL
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No.

You are some kind of pro.

you come here with you sweet nothings.. NOTHINGS..

Hopes and Dreams that she make in fact effect some change..

because she will forgo everything near and dear to a Mothers Heart!

or.

You want the end, or maybe a lil of both.. I think.

Pray for the end, try to insure the end comes thru promoting sheer stupidity to the top! LOL!!

you choose badly when interacting with me, here.

 

I had described in some amount of greater detail why you are what you are but I clicked the gold advertisement to the side.. maybe yours instead is a GOP / Koch Bro’s Company.. who knows, if you do good enough job for them you will be able to lick peanut butter off of their combined balls? Trying to sell your black magic where’s here will yield you no fruit.

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 15:56 | 1320980 Manthong
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Problem is that those who are supposed to be sheppards and guard dogs are eating up as many of the flock as they can and leaving the rest out for the tigers to devour.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:28 | 1321491 Missiondweller
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An excellent rant! Kudos!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:11 | 1320773 bugs_
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Has Carl had a good year in awhile?  Any killings lately?

the system is not working properly ... for whom?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:26 | 1320802 in4mayshun
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You got a point bugsy. The system is performing flawlessly....for the elite. They just don't tell anyone that according to their plan, we all end up serfs.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 15:15 | 1320903 Careless Whisper
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@ bugs

He just doubled his money in TTWO. Recently sold half his stake to "ring the register". He's not very polished on tv, but he's a brilliant financial stategist.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:24 | 1321033 Dejean Splicer
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Careless Whispser fawning over Carl, LoL. I hope your meeting in the public restroom does not create another controversy.

"there could be another major problem" either next week, or next year

Without a specific date or a tight range your "brilliant financial strategist" is full of bullshit.

[Did you like that I used the word tight?]

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:38 | 1321060 HuggaBushy
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He may be a brilliant financial strategist, but he seems oblivious to the fact that risk-incentivizing is the primary policy of the Fed and various government policies like TBTF, FDIC, Freddie & Fannie, etc.

 

Instead of acknowledging that, he calls for yet MORE government control over the economy vis-a-vis Glass-Steagall.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:10 | 1321281 RichardP
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I assume he has a strategy that is being served by the remarks he made.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:06 | 1321460 Careless Whisper
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@ dejean

what other wall street billionaire does a comedy stand-up routine?

you can start it at 7:00 if ur in a hurry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEc8Xzn1WqU

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 21:55 | 1321622 Dejean Splicer
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Hey douche, wake the fuck up would you!?

http://www.topix.com/forum/afam/TCEL6H6L79C279EVA

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:14 | 1321657 Careless Whisper
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thanks for the link, i guess. but why don't you say what your point of view is. if you have any good points of view you should share them.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:08 | 1320775 blindman
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the derivatives are the "doomsday machine".
they work as intended. see here...
Peter Sellers: A Hard Day's Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLEMncv140s
.
Peter Sellers - She loves you (German version)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3iY6rpHjfA&NR=1
.
The Doomsday Machine in Dr. Strangelove
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmCKJi3CKGE
.
but this is the one.
dr. strangelove - survival plan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iesXUFOlWC0&NR=1

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:13 | 1320777 Temporalist
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"I'm not saying they're bad..."

Okay I'll say it.  Kleptocrats feeding off of the savers is criminal.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 15:05 | 1320815 Quixotic_Not
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The Twin Pillars of the American Experiment - Gold and the Golden Rule...

U.S. bankster/politeer leaders have continually debased both since GD1; debased the money supply, rescinded the rule of law, rewarded malfeasance, greed and selfishness, while encouraging usury and direct, leveraged theft from future generations.

Equivocation and Sophistry rule the land; a mad penchant for inaction, delay, obfuscation, circular reasoning - whatever it takes to keep the fantasy plates spinning on the sticks and prevent them from falling to reality.

Empty rhetoric to fill empty minds.

A chicken in every pot!

And its true for both parties...

Think of it as sheeple-food - Fill 'em up, and keep shearing!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:10 | 1320778 Apocalyptic Cav...
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I kill tigers with my spear and so can you

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:41 | 1321341 OldTrooper
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Uh, yeah.. I think I'd like a bit more distance from a wounded tiger.  I'm going to stick with my .338

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:22 | 1320790 kengland
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Carl,

You are just now figuring this out? They system has not been working for years but blatantly for the last 2. Any pinhead street walker knows this. For a guy that runs billions, I find this to be a bigger story than the headline. Nothing but a fucking short squeeze now forever. Unreal the magnitude of stupidity at this level.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:35 | 1320829 JW n FL
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He thought he could buy himself a seat at the table.. but! I siad this a Year Ago! there will be no one person who can raise enough cash to challenge the Status Quo! right now you see the big names being pushed out of the seats of power in favor of a *"Souless Corporation" regime!

 

* to me a souless corporation is one that has no majority share holders, a Triple A "AAA" Rating and a 0.25% window to draw down from.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:19 | 1320791 NERVEAGENTVX
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Sounds like Carl started reading his Zerohedge.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:27 | 1320804 blindman
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there is a difference between a tiger and a
money stealing nazi fascist. did they just call
savers sheep? pensioners sheep? those who abide
by the law and pay their taxes are sheep? oh boy!
how wall street makes money? see fascisms and bailouts,
zirp and qe^. fascist stealing nazi, blood thirsty,
inflation demanding, fiat destroying, baby eating,
vile csosseyed, devil worshipping, virgin raping,
cluster bomb embracing shits. they ain't tigers.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:36 | 1320825 RoRoTrader
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seriously, you're stuff is getting by the day, blindman........ lol.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:30 | 1321042 Dejean Splicer
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Oh yea. You have got to love all of his nazi references. This kuntry has been programed by the hollywood-joos to think a certain way or else you may offend...

Nice!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:59 | 1320864 blindman
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here, a description of the "tigers".
Friday, May 27, 2011
Gerald Celente

http://www.kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/Broadcast/Entries/2011/5/27_G...
.
if you don't feed them they eat you. if you don't let them
feed on your neighbor, they eat you.
we'll see.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:24 | 1320805 friendly manitoba
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he allowed himself to be interviewed and he gave an opinion which most would agree with   - i smell jealousy and envy in the comments 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:32 | 1321291 RichardP
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Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:28 | 1320806 downwiththebanks
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Hey Carl:  do the world a favor and kill yourself.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:37 | 1321055 Dejean Splicer
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Thank you! Please. Make it a mystery. Hang yourself in your Bedford Hills basement and leave no suicide note. You'll be the toast of the Interwebs.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:33 | 1321692 Hook Line and S...
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I'd prefer he smear ambergris on his body and launch himself into the Shamoo killer whale enclosure.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 14:31 | 1320807 rufusbird
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Sun, 05/29/2011 - 15:51 | 1320849 merehuman
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i am a disenfrachised homeless ex business person. Each on ramp now has a man, woman or both with signs pleading for help. I still have a car and laptop and a place to stay till i leave for germany in a month or so. In the mornings i see many walkers with blankets, indicating they have slept outside, how , in this constant rain i dont know. As a contractor i worked at least one house per week, dropped my license last june for lack of business and caring for my dying (deceased now) woman wiped out my 1000 ozsilver of savings. reverse mortgage, so lost house i put there. Am 60 and not alone, but most i meet have no clue of why we are where we are. Nor are any prepared for the hyperinflation already begun here in the USA. I warn folks i meet each day but so few take the message to heart and many have no means of preparing. maqny of the masses have no internet and do not see what i and many of you on Zero hedge see.

I pity this country, it has fallen far and low and yet a ways lower to go. The selfish and selfcenteredness of the masses, the worship of the television, american idol etc and lack of true conversations among each other is part of the problem. When we finally realize what i have always known, THAT WE ARE ALL FAMILY, like it or not, then we may see compassion and progress.

In all of this .....where is the love?

           nothing left to lose

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:13 | 1321015 Arnolds Love Child
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I'm an ex contractor caring for my aged mother now. But for the grace of God, I would be in the same straits as yourself. Debt is a remorseless killer, unleashed on a naive public. One day they will storm the Bastille and take what is theirs. I wish you the best of luck.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:35 | 1321695 Hook Line and S...
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O.K., do you not have family or friends that can assist? Borrow some money that they would loan you if you can, money that they would never invest in PM's. When it all hits, give them a hefty return and take your cut.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:41 | 1321782 TheBadgersSett
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Ooops - double post. Sincere apologies.

 

The Badger

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:36 | 1321784 TheBadgersSett
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I hear you champ. The worship of television is the distraction that breeds the apathy which allows this charade to continue. Good luck with the future and keep that chin up.

 

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