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Comic Interlude With A. Joseph Cohen

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Following tragic days such as yesterday, some form of levity is always welcome. Which is why we present A. Joseph Cohen's latest. Let the joyous merriment commence.

GS-Jan 2011


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Sun, 01/09/2011 - 05:46 | 861377 velobabe
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fuck head†

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:27 | 861568 bonddude
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A little fuzzy bear tells of more bank fraud. Short

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:50 | 861693 bonddude
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I wonder how many hundreds of small, local banks were wiped out this way?

Sorry not TBTF.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 11:01 | 861720 bonddude
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A new report of Bankers of a failed small bank being deposed-short

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 16:11 | 862360 Turd Ferguson
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And now there's a Part3 of the silvergoldsilver story.

I beat Tyler to it! I beat Tyler to it! I beat Tyler to it!

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 18:16 | 862503 Spalding_Smailes
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Warren Buffett  - Forbes  11/1/1974

Buffett responded that, yes, hes was aware that the world is in a mess. " What the DeBeers did with diamonds, the Arabs are doing with oil; the trouble is we need oil more than diamonds." And there is the population explosion, resource scarcity, nuclear prolifation But, he went on, you can't invest in the anticipation of a calamity: gold coins and art collections can't protect you against Doomsday. If the world really is burning up " you might as well be like Nero and say, ' It's only burning on the south side.' " Look, I can't construct a disaster proof portfolio. But if you're only worried about corporate profits, panic or depression, these things don't bother me at these prices."

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 18:27 | 862519 Spalding_Smailes
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Warren Buffett - 8/6/1979

A second argument is made that there are just too many question marks about the near future; wouldn't it be better to wait until things clear up a bit? You know the prose: "Maintain buying reserves until current uncertainties are resolved," ect. Before reaching for that crutch, face up to two unpleasant facts: The future is never clear; you pay a very high price in the stock market for a cheery consensus. Uncertainty actually is the friend of the buyer of long-term values.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 18:42 | 862538 Spalding_Smailes
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Warren Buffett - October 16, 2008

A simple rule dictates my buying: Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful. And most certainly, fear is now widespread, gripping even seasoned investors. - To be sure, investors are right to be wary of highly leveraged entities or businesses in weak competitive positions. But fears regarding the long-term prosperity of the nation 's many sound companies make no sense. These businesses will indeed suffer earnings hiccups,as they always have. But major companies will be setting new profit records 5,10 and 20 years from now.

Let me be clear on one point: I can't predict the short-term movements of the stock market. I haven't the faintest idea as to whether stocks will be higher or lower a month- or a year- from now. What is likely, however, is that the market will move higher, perhaps substantially so, well before either sentiment or the economy turns up. So if you wait for the robins, spring will be over.

Mon, 01/10/2011 - 03:16 | 863163 jeff montanye
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but bullish sentiment is high, profit margins are at records, stock valuation is high and the economy is, according to govt stats, expanding.  seems like there is plenty of room for disappointment.  oh and w.b. has never dealt with the end of the credit cycle in a deflationary environment in his personal investing career.  oh and the current anti-recession policies of the advanced (!) world based on tbtf have a twenty year track record of failure in japan.

Mon, 01/10/2011 - 08:12 | 862458 bonddude
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Sun, 01/09/2011 - 14:45 | 862172 Malcolm Tucker
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This interview is an awesome and simple analysis of QEII by Austrian School economist Guido Hulsmann of the Mises Institute:

A very welcome addition to the inflation/deflation debate. Also contains a cautionary note to all the shorts...

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:39 | 862293 Old Major
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WTF do I have to turn on all my Flash settings (meaning allow all sorts of flash cookies and privacy intrusion) in order to read this stuff.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 20:55 | 862697 knukles
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Well come on, it is Abagail or however its spelled.  Not like something worthwhile opening the floodgates for, like upper inner thigh shots of Angie Merckel or the Queen Mum .  Just picture yourself at PC People "Well, I was just watching some Goldman Sachs research and this Sucksit virus just up and grapped hold my wankie..."

Yuck yuck....

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:36 | 862446 Michael
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Sell or short whenever that shill A. Joseph Cohen opens her mouth. She is a great sell signal. 90% of the time you will make money selling short whenever she opens her mouth on TV.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 05:51 | 861385 props2009
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India exports surge 36%


Where are all the goods going? Is the recovery in US happening for such a surge

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 06:05 | 861395 TheGreatPonzi
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With the free money policy of the FED, the contrary would be surprising.

Meanwhile, devastating riots in Algeria over rising food and commodities prices continue.



Sun, 01/09/2011 - 06:08 | 861401 Thanatos
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Shut up

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 06:27 | 861425 TheGreatPonzi
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Libertarians are lunatics, Red Neck Repugnicant was right.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 06:30 | 861426 Thanatos
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Name Please.

According to past posts you are 20 something and dont know shit.

I'd be happy to "educate" you.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:56 | 861708 TheGreatPonzi
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Barry Hussein Soetoro

1, White House

Washington DC

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:01 | 861973 kaiserhoff
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Please tell your civics/history/Marxist studies teacher that his/her/its worst students don't know that the White House is located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Also, please accord due respect to our President.  His official title is Affirmative Action Ubangi from Hell.  Please make a note of it.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 14:40 | 862162 kaiserhoff
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Mistress de jure has taken it upon herself to edit my posts.  She insists upon a change of Obummer's title to:  Affirmative Action Ubangi whose sorry ass has been fired.

She is insufferable when she is right..., but grudge sex is best;)


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:26 | 862264 Thanatos
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Fortunately, ZH matches email addresses to Usernames in their internal database.

They also by nature MUST be exposed to the web all the time in order to function.

This board is run on an old, clunky and not quite secure enough platform to keep the likes of determined educators from drilling in and stroking it to give up what is important.

Keep it up.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 11:07 | 861734 tmosley
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He's trolling. Apparently, seeing a bunch of comments by liberals makes some people pretend to be liberals themselves.

It gives them intellectual cover, as more people adhering to their belief system empowers them to not question it.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:37 | 861673 Quinvarius
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What is the alternative to the Constitution you are pushing?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 18:31 | 862490 Weimar Ben Bernanke
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How are we lunatics? Because we believe that the war on drugs make no sense and should end? Because we are against the war on terror(American empire building) because innocent civilians are being killed,soldiers on the breaking point,billions wasted. Because we believe in non interventionism to end the military industrial complex? Because we believe the government should control the rate of spending before debt service outpace defense expenditures in the next decade which would be game over? Because we believe there should be smaller government? Because we are against the laws and measures (Patriot Act,Military Comission Act) that violate our bill of rights? Because we are against warrantless wire tapping? Because we are for the Ground Zero Mosque,because it is religious freedom?Because we believe there should be an armed citizenry because we do not trust the police,federal agencies,and military being the only ones with firearms? because we want more transparency in what the Federal Reserve does? Because we want an end of the welfare and warfare state? Because we beleive in States rights and nullification? Because we believe a woman has the right to choose? Because we believe Congress has the right to declare war,and an end to the War Powers Resoulution of 1973? Well if that is the case then I do not want see what is sanity in your eyes or that dipshit RNR.

Mon, 01/10/2011 - 06:53 | 863270 SheHunter
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Here Here.  Well said.  Salute.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 23:17 | 862925 Michael
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Don't you know the more they try to socially engineer Americans, the more we resist?

Americans weren't designed to be socially engineered. Especially not like Europeans.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 07:34 | 861458 Motorhead
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Sorry, there is no such thing as a "comic interlude" when Frankenstein incarnate Abby Joe Cohen is involved.

But thanks for the article as I have been eagerly looking forward to her Dot.Com picks.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 14:05 | 862093 Dburn
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How is it that she's still employed and worse yet, has any credibility? Did they put her in a underground bunker after, then bringing her back out when they were sure people had forgotten? JHC.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:32 | 862279 HarryWanger
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She was much closer to picking a year end SPX for 2010 than probably 99% of the people posting here. She was wrong in the past but right last year. Maybe she'll be right again.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 07:50 | 861474 anony
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There is nothing "tragic" about yesterday.  Sad, yes. Unfair, yes. Unnecessary, yes. Misguided, yes. Futile, yes.

The main takeaway about yesterday is that it was completely predictable, as is the next shooting, bombing, whatever outlet the fringe mental cases use once their dopamine levels drop sufficiently.

The only real tragedy about yesterday is that the wrong targets were chosen.

Just once these mental midgets should select a completely fraudulent financial and/or political perpetrator that works at the Senate committe level or Treasury, the SEC, FINRA, Justice, or Wall Street instead of some toothless underling and innocents who did nothing.  


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:56 | 861609 cossack55
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Do you honestly believe the above list of swine would subject themselves to the masses. Don't think so.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 08:30 | 861515 pauldia
Sun, 01/09/2011 - 08:55 | 861542 velobabe
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Mormon, bitchez

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:36 | 861584 TuesdayBen
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Gold and silver coinage issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 08:59 | 861548 KickIce
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Top down:  Legislation like Homeland Security allow US citizens to be labeled as terrorists and enemies of the government while the Health Care allows for intrusion in almost every aspect of our lives.  Nevermind programs like NAFTA and laws that favor the banks that have all but decimated the middle class.  Complete with a shadow government via agencies and czars that are able to bipass congress if needed.

Bottom Up:  Civil unrest that leads to fear and continued violence.

Inside out:  The people call for the government, their "friends" to put an end to the violence.  This is a request that the government has been waiting for and is all to willing to comply to.

Beck has an excellent series that details how Soros takes down countries from within in his archives.   

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:09 | 861555 Twindrives
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The U.S. government is becoming increasingly paranoid in their attempt to control the domestic masses.  Of course they brought the deteriorating  situation on themselves by their continual violations of the U.S. Constitution.  They will reap the discord they have sowed, and justifiably so.  Bring it on.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:09 | 861553 Dr. Sandi
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Following tragic days such as yesterday, some form of levity is always welcome. Which is why we present A. Joseph Cohen's latest.

You know, I've always loved the Jewish comedians the best. Did Cohen ever work the Borscht Belt?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 11:34 | 861710 oddjob
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Am not sure about that,but it is clearly obvious his/her surgeon walked out halfway through his/her sex change operation.Did she start as a Joe or aim to finish as one?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 12:07 | 861843 Don Birnam
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"Pat" gets a job on Wall Street. Actually, I believe I once read an expose on Cohen which mentioned she has children.

Mon, 01/10/2011 - 06:58 | 863273 SheHunter
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The conception is a scary image.  Move on.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:17 | 862002 kaiserhoff
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Can't help recalling that this is the same metrosexual who loudly predicted 20,000 on the Dow.  One of these decades, Pat will be right.  Why does this idiot have a job?  Why does any macro-economist get paid for making up shit?

On a more philosophical note, in a better world, anyone that butt-ugly would spontaneously combust.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 16:01 | 862340 robertocarlos
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You are wrong I think. It was DOW 30,000

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:40 | 861558 anynonmous
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Interesting post from Simon Johnson on the appointment of Daley


The Bill Daley Problem

...This is not a critique from the left or from the right.  The Bill Daley Problem is completely bipartisan – it shows us the White House fails to understand that, at the heart of our economy, we have a huge time bomb.

Until this week, Bill Daley was on the top operating committee at JP Morgan Chase.



and the other high profile appointment this past week, Gene Sperling, who among other things worked part time for Goldman, collecting just under a cool mil in 2008. He is a veteran of the Clinton admin with  close relationships to Robert Rubin and Larry Summers and has been an advisor to Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner.


more on Sperling

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:30 | 861661 malikai
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A puppet appoints another puppetmaster to a subservient position. Irony at its best.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 14:47 | 862184 Marlo Stanfield
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Sun, 01/09/2011 - 22:58 | 862898 Ned Zeppelin
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"Until this week, Bill Daley was on the top operating committee at JP Morgan Chase."

Doesn't that pretty much tell you everything you need to know about our government. By the banks, for the banks, and screw the People. Pretty simple, not hard to figure out, and with an almost entirely complicit or anesthetized electorate, why not? 

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:35 | 861559 malikai
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Hey Tyler,

I would like to post to ZH, not just comments, but articles as well. Do I need to lurk more to get this privilege? Can I submit them directly to you somehow? I'm not a whistleblower, yet, so I don't think the tips email address is right for me.


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:19 | 861637 Arius
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"I'm not a whistleblower, yet,"

Why not? the train is gaining speed - not much time anynomous you dont risk much...

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:25 | 861650 malikai
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There is no such thing as anonymity. Did you know that there is software out there, in use by major governments, which analyses the text we write and post on anonymous message boards similar to this one, and develops a signature based on our own words? This software is able to identify /individuals/ not by their identity, IP address, alias, or any other traditional means, but instead uses the way we speak to identify us. We leave our fingerprints all over the place in ways which we do not even realize.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:09 | 861983 Bartanist
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Seems like a logical extension of the available technology and paranoid sociopathic nature of our so called leadership and their perma-paranoid spies.

My guess is then that people are profiled by characteristics and the ones that are deemed dangerous by TPTB get further scrutiny. The conclusion then is that the only hope of anonymity is in the massive amount of information collected and getting lost in the soup of data. Computers can collect and analyze data to specific charateristics, but ultuimately people need to make a determination on action (at least for now) to be taken.

A couple of years ago as I was going through a phase, after the initial disillusionment, where my posted opinions were not particularly well thought out and prior to the high level of censorship on boards such as Yahoo. It so happened that I had, in close proximity to each other: a flight to Washington sitting next to a nice couple from the state department (we talked about many things), an invitation to a party from a guy I had not seen in years with a guy at the party, who is the husband of another guest, who was/is a DoD profiler (very short conversation), a couple of young athletic guys in a truck who showed up at odd times and in odd places (got photos and license plate number) for a day or two and I went through the typical double passport check when returning from London on family vacation. (have since had several international flights and border crossings with no extra scrutiny)

Since then some odd, but very little "coincidental" stuff. My guess is that I am on a list somewhere, but now classified as "mostly harmless". I have no desire to be a high priority target and while I believe there is a lot of injustice I also believe that I know just a tiny piece of the story and do not know the rationale for the vast majority of the actions. So we watch, learn and comment.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:42 | 862297 malikai
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I once did a computer security incident response course at CMU early in my career. It seemed like the whole alphabet soup was there. One of the nights we all went out for drinks together in a sort of get to know each other schmooze thing. The FBI and NSA cats were all cliquey, but some were alright. The DoD folks were cool, in fact I tried (unsuccessfully) to hook up with one of the (married) DoD chicks (beer goggles+DoD+married chick=turned on). I am glad it didn't work out, but I still laugh when I think back to my night drinking with a bunch of cops, spooks, and FBI accountants. I was 19 years old; a couple weeks from my 20th. :)

The point of all this is to highlight the fact that while they may be out to get you, especially if you're a threat to them, they are still the government. And we all know the rule: If you can do it, you do it in the private sector. If you can't do it, you teach. If you can't teach, you work for the government.

You don't need to fear or even hate the government. Just remember, nothing fails like government fails. In my previous comment I brought up the surveillance merely to highlight the fallacy of anonymity. It is the people who make outright enemies of the government who will be crushed. The silent dissenters who subtly subvert the system can and will get away with it, as long as they keep their mouths shut.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 19:54 | 862621 Terminus C
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which we, for the most part, are not ;)

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:22 | 861563 Alex Kintner
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Oh yeah, A. Joseph Cohen. She pursed her lips and blew up the Interner Bubble single handedly in the late 90s. I'd give anything to hear her say again, "We've entered a new paradigm. Forget PEs. From now on stocks will be valued on Revenue Growth alone."

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:25 | 861651 anynonmous
Sun, 01/09/2011 - 11:16 | 861749 Alex Kintner
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That newspaper is dated March 2000. I guess Goldman had unwound their positions at that point and figured it was time to start the blood bath.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 16:12 | 862361 High Plains Drifter
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I could have sworn I heard something about her on CNBC and that she was retiring, last year.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:23 | 861564 DavidC
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Sorry, I started reading through it and then saw there were 81 pages! Suddenly the ironing of shirts seems a preferential option...


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:34 | 861580 Alex Kintner
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What's an iron?

But yeah, 81 pages of AJC. Kinda like self-sadism to read that whole thing. Without reading, I know her punchline, "Don't miss out on this chance of a lifetime. You have to trust me. Open an account with us today."

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 23:00 | 862902 Ned Zeppelin
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If it takes that many pages to make your point, there's probably no point to make. 

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 12:11 | 861857 lilimarlene1
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Same thing happened to me!~!

And ironing is hardly ever preferential.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:24 | 861565 Motorhead
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@ Dr. Sandi -- LOL

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:44 | 861595 LoneStarHog
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It's a bitch trying to get these Goldman digital missives on the bottom of my bird cage and in my puppy training area.  Any suggestions?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:54 | 862074 MsCreant
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Do what Ben does.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:47 | 861600 jm
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Global Theme and Risks:  Complacency.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 09:57 | 861611 Implicit simplicit
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It would be interesting to see the bar chart showing the overall declining wages and increasing benefits cost broken down by business/industry category.

 If the 10 year growth trend showing a large decline removed the financial sector, the trend would probably be negative.

Selective data choices can minimize or maximize whatever one wants to show in the freakonomic world of the Gladman/Gubermint symbiosis, where economics may pretend to be science.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:03 | 861621 alexwest
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one of authors is guy named MORAN..

any questions ??



Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:10 | 861631 chumbawamba
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Man, that was some party yesterday, eh?

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:17 | 861639 MrTrader
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@TheGreatPonzi:what´s the price of cooking oil and suggar in Algire?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:21 | 861642 Arius
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its not about Alger - its going on all over the world

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 10:34 | 861668 JustACitizen
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I will never understand why anyone - anyone at all - pays attention to someone like AJC. It is the same thing with the DH (dick head - as opposed to the ZH) economists. I sure wish I could be wrong very nearly every day and still have a job. Geez...

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 12:54 | 861672 Mercury
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Perma-bull AJC seems rather positive about the prospect of more environmental regulation, busy work and Obama's "green jobs" Hail Mary (or despite these things anyway).  Yet she is obviously aware of the "energy intensity" and regulatory gap between the U.S. and developing economies.

Doesn't look like she really connects those dots in terms of what direction capital is likely to flow.

So, it seems like the best case scenario is that the U.S. becomes one giant California by outsourcing all it's dirty work beyond it's borders (while subsidizing otherwise unworkable "green" industry at home) so they can pat themselves on the back for their enlightenment.

How did that work out for California?

 - - - -

Also, I find it odd that corporate bond spreads are always quoted in basis points when trying to intuit larger economic significance.  Does a 120bps corp/T spread say the same thing when rates are in the low single digits vs. the mid single digits? Wouldn't a percentage spread be a better gauge?    Just asking.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 11:01 | 861714 Paul Thomason
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I notice the Mexican Peso is not getting much heat as being manipulated as the Chinese Yuan - why is that?.  Must be because they are not seen as a threat?.

Also, that whole climate change thingy just seems to sound more and more like another scheme by the banks to defraud the general populous.  Carbon trading fees for this and that - it is essential that you know (assuming we even have a climate problem) that to solve global warming we need slimy cunt-linke bankers 'to trade' ficticious carbon credit for us.  Hmmm...that should help...cunts. 

Please excuse my bad language, I couldn't come up with a more suitable word to describe the banks.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 12:26 | 861883 lilimarlene1
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Well, Paul, I believe the banks are more likely to be dicks. Ironically, what we need are Bank dicks.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 16:13 | 862353 robertocarlos
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That is an excellent movie.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 11:06 | 861732 Byte Me
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Having read it, why should I be interested in one Cohen portraying the results of another bunch of Cohens cocking up the US (and global) economy.

We know it's a fubar situation. We know that the US has been captured by faceless corporations that are held unaccountable. That the Cerberus style one-party system fits all (JanUS seems more appropriate) and that the buraucracy has inflated itself beyond all reason to a point not only beggaring belief, but also beggering the general population.

Despite "Mad King Syndrome" you were better off as Colonials.

You sure as hell ain't going to like corporate serfdom..

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 11:33 | 861769 israhole
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AJC is just one of the reasons I dumped tv and cable.  

"Bagels and stocks with Abby" :)

"This event is the third of a three-part series intended for donors of $1,000 or more to UJA-Federation of New York's 2010 Annual Campaign"


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:18 | 862004 Bartanist
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A question: Do Kosher laws prohibit the use of genetically modified foods? My guess is that if there is in fact a conspiracy in the effects of genetic modification, then the answer would be "yes".

If so, if there is a danger inherent in genetically modified foods, the purchase of only Kosher foods eliminate that danger for your family.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:48 | 862307 blunderdog
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Short answer is "no," because Kosher laws were written before genetically modified foods existed.  But as with most religious dictates/superstitions, you can find just about any interpretation you'd prefer if you look hard enough.

What you may think of as "kosher" food is just a matter of interpretation too.  There are a few "well-known" self-selected boards which stamp various food products, but there's variety of opinion on which is better and whether they're adequate.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 12:01 | 861834 Stuck on Zero
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It seems to me that the intent of the paper is to make the global economic system look like a well managed system under constant analysis by statisticians, analysts and serious money management corporations.  It's certainly going to convince the man on the street that handing money to these people is tantamount to the best scientific way of retiring to a life of luxury. 


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 12:51 | 861949 Gloomy
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Well-see p 15. PM's up 28% and energy up 21% in 2011. Love and kisses to Abby!!

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:35 | 861961 Printfaster
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Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:03 | 861974 Seasmoke
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i once knew this broad with the same name who was always wrong during the dot com implosion....wonder whatever happened to her ?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:34 | 862037 Printfaster
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This paper is a pile of steaming, hot, fresh dog excreta.

When the authors cannot even master the basics of English in their abstract:

"Corporations look enhance competitive position, reputation, and employee retention"

This paper is not an internet blog where such sloppiness is expected, in fact often cherished.  This paper represents the thinking of the great, exhalted Goldman Sachs.

I regard this paper with the same contempt that the authors show to its readers.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 14:07 | 862098 MsCreant
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a pile of steaming, hot, fresh dog excreta

Fiiiiight Club. I'm calling you out. How dare you insult dog excreta like that! Dog shit is honest (it is what it is and does not pretend to be something else or mislead you) and useful (you can compost it in a year or two and grow something with it safely).

Take that comment back. 

And you can't use your sword at Fight Club.

And anyway, my avatar has a gun. Don't bring a sword to a gun fight or a dog poop fight.


And stuff like that.

Is this the levity you seek?

Probably not. 

But just stop insulting dog poop, okay?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 14:56 | 862203 wackyquacker
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well done. Nothing pretentious about a canine bowel movement. I will henceforth apply your 'gold' standard of assessment: "Does it pass the dog shit test?"

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:58 | 862329 kaiserhoff
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We were just toasted enough to do Karaoke last night.

In the style of Willie Nelson:

                  It is always your behind,

                    That is always on my mind...

GF assures me that making up my own lyrics is childish and inappropriate..., with a Cheshire Cat grin on her face.

                  Chicks these days.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 21:32 | 862780 MsCreant
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She should smile. Nice lyrics, nice tribute!

I am a MsCreant for a reason here. I like to be bad (just a little). Women are always told to be lady like and the thing is, it's crippling. Every-fucking-one needs to relax and unwind. Congrats. Looks like you have a partner to do that with.

I do too. He is very bad, so bad it's good.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:49 | 862462 Hephasteus
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That's a gun? I thought it was a cigarette.

Ok I blew it up and see the gun in the other hand.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 18:32 | 862525 MsCreant
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I have always had a gun on you sweetheart.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:39 | 862047 Jerry Maguire
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If you're looking for diversion but worthy entertainment, I strongly recommend "The Social Network"


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 13:52 | 862070 Bam_Man
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And the over-arching theme of this 81 page opus is that the economy will thrive in 2011 thanks primarily to a new "boom" in real estate.

Residential fixed investment goes from a negative 27% growth rate in 3Q2010 to positive 12.5% by 2Q2011, then positive 15% for the rest of the year.

This is a typical piece of Goldman Sachs sell-side bullshit. As Tyler has hinted, it is for entertainment purposes only.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 14:30 | 862141 Gloomy
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Well-see p 15. PM's up 28% and energy up 21% in 2011. Love and kisses to Abby!!

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 14:24 | 862127 turds in the pu...
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td this post will enter the annals of history along side the first post-9/11 airing of the daily show

thank you, for making it safe for us to laugh again.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:23 | 862255 bruiserND
Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:29 | 862436 lilimarlene1
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Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:33 | 862272 YHC-FTSE
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Yeah, let's all laugh and move on shall we? What a bunch of fucking morons.


I've had arguments with Americans for more than a decade about gun control, incitement to hatred, political polarity, and universal healthcare. I give up. You would rather have nutjobs owning guns for 2nd amendment rights, divorce yourself from the consequences of inciting hatred for 1st amendment rights, subscribe to the infantile notion being just one type of political animal, and would rather spend trillions killing 3rd world people and maintaining thousands of military bases around the world than provide free health and education for yourselves and your neighbours. Disgust and incredulity does not quite cover what I think of most of you people. To misquote Jack Nicholson, when I write about Americans, I think of a man then I take away reason and accountability.


It's been the saddest fucking weekend for a very long time.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 16:05 | 862351 kaiserhoff
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Yes, and what you misquoted was a screenwriter's way of flawlessly writing dialect for WOMEN!

The government always has thousands of guns aimed at our heads.  Their greatest fear is that some of us will begin to shoot back in the ongoing civil war between producers and parasites. 

There are worse things than untimely death, like living as a slave when you were born free, but you clearly don't understand that.  I could say much more, but I've given your cowardly, lazy ass more time than it deserves.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:05 | 862411 Chappaquiddick
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In your response to the above: could you define 'free'.  Probably not.

I'll try and engage your addled logic centres via another route.  Unbridled libertarianism is a euphemism for anarchy.  None of us are free if you equate moral and social obligations and responsibilities to serfdom - which clearly you do.

You are either a very unsavoury character indeed or you have fallen completely for the mantra of "fuck they neighbour" which has divided the masses, pitting friends, neighbors and family against one another, thereby preventing effective long term capital formation that might challenge the current hierarchy.  Wake up - you might need someones help yourself one day.

Personally, I wouldn't fucking piss on you if you were on fire.


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:56 | 862472 kaiserhoff
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Where did all the spoiled children come from?

I would define free as a government which is under the control of the productive, honest, taxpaying citizens instead of a nation of the parasites, by the parasites, and for the parasites, like your sorry Marxist ass.  You should live in the land of Dear Leader, until you understand the consequences of your ignorance.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 18:21 | 862505 Chappaquiddick
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I am neither a parasite nor a Marxist - I'm a political and religious agnostic.  But I have something that clearly you're missing - moral and mental clarity.

There comes a point when ideologies become so polarised and so entrenched that the only possible means to change them is to eliminate them.  That was what 1945 was about.  I strongly suspect you'll be getting yours shortly.

I can only hope for yourself that it's a long, drawn out and painful affair.  Given that you are clearly a spineless supplicant when your time arrives I doubt you'll last 5 minutes.


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 18:32 | 862529 kaiserhoff
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As the Texans say, there is nothing in the middle of the road except yellow stripes and dead armadillos.  Hey look.  You win twice.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 19:00 | 862565 YHC-FTSE
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Texan: Proud to be stupid, and celebrating ignorance. What a twat.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 19:21 | 862582 Chappaquiddick
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Sun, 01/09/2011 - 16:15 | 862363 ebworthen
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This from a lamb penned in by his own government and an inclination to be coddled, as the benevolent caring "government" lets in the Wolves of Allah and cultivates an atheism that would celebrate the killing of the retarded, infirm, and elderly.

I'll keep my first and second amendment rights, thank you very much.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 16:21 | 862370 penisouraus erecti
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Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:12 | 862419 Chappaquiddick
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Clearly you are as big a knob on this site as you are on SoH.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 18:43 | 862540 penisouraus erecti
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What is SoH?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:05 | 862410 YHC-FTSE
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I can't imagine the muddled thought processes that leads people to write "Wolves of Allah", and make wild accusations about celebrating the killing of people. Planet America must be a very strange place. Must be comforting to have such misconceptions when you live in a shit hole.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:07 | 862412 Chappaquiddick
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Two peoples divided by a common language - a big Ocean - and a parallel Universe!!

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:19 | 862426 YHC-FTSE
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Sun, 01/09/2011 - 16:29 | 862376 blunderdog
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Hey, now.

While I'd say you have plenty of valid reasons to be depressed, I'd mention that it's a rather serious logical fallacy to project the (obvious) failings of the entire country's international behaviour and national policy onto any given individual American.

Some of us are gun nuts, some of us are pro-war jingos, some of us are hate-filled political extremists, and some of us are completely self-absorbed sociopaths with no interest in social well-being.

But almost none of us are ALL of those things.

Lighten up.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:23 | 862423 YHC-FTSE
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"But almost none of us are ALL of those things."

Thank god, but it sometimes seems that way. I don't know why the consequences of their actions surprise most people.

Not trying to sanctify someone I hardly know, but Giffords is such a beautiful, wonderful woman cut down by everything I loathe about America, it seems pathetic to lighten the mood. I guess it's true what they say about democracy. In one, you deserve the government you get.

Mon, 01/10/2011 - 06:20 | 863255 Chupacabra
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Oh, you must be the 18 year old who went to university for a semester and now has it all figured out.  lol  Need a hug?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:34 | 862283 bugs_
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Abby the jinx

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 15:57 | 862326 robertocarlos
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What do Palin, Cohen, and Gi..wait it's too early for jokes. 

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 16:31 | 862381 Chappaquiddick
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Page 44 seems to contradict Chris Martensons core message about debt in the economy.  Any thoughts - sensible thoughts, please.

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:21 | 862429 Ludwig Van
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Finished the 81-page scam -- er, scan -- fully 25 pages devoted, sector by sector, to the impact of corporations' compliance to governmental climate and environmental legislation: a statement in itself of what now comprises "Global Themes & Risks"; a significant if tacit discount, if measured in page percentage, of the whole.


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 17:58 | 862474 Djirk
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Hmm china uses a lot of natural gas for energy?

Sun, 01/09/2011 - 20:03 | 862627 dogismyth
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Does anyone really read all these comments?  If so, please explain why?


Sun, 01/09/2011 - 23:07 | 862913 scratch_and_sniff
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fucked if i know mate, some kind of perverse entertainment i suppose.

Mon, 01/10/2011 - 06:21 | 863256 Chupacabra
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 + 1/2

Mon, 01/10/2011 - 07:13 | 863281 SheHunter
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Got me...because it's 15 below, doesn't get light for 3 more hours and I had to get out of bed to go plug in the tractor's block heater??

Cohen's voice is a tale in itself.  Ever notice how she speaks in a slow trucelike cadence?  Learned. not natural.  Designed to calm the masses.

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