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Sorry for my late comment. Busy trying to create my own account.
Ben DoverIII's piece of news is most interesting. However he has to improve his research.
Barroso didn't speak in Rumantsch and neither could he. Rumantsch is one of the four official languages of Switzerland and as everybody knows, Switzerland has been denied access to the European Union because of her lack of democratic credentials and credit rating below Iceland's.
Barroso was speaking in the official language of the week (not month, wrong again) Mirandese, which is the second official language of his country of origin, Portugal. Mirandese, unlike Rumantsch is a proper language, spoken by an estimated 800 people. Rumantsch, although the Swiss claim it is spoken by 35,000 people (http://www.all-about-switzerland.info/rumantsch-language.html) is really only spoken in a few derelict empty villages.
Please be more careful with your research next time.
PS A serious note for a change: Ben DoverIII's delicious sarcastic piece was unfortunately plagiarized in one of the comments column of The Economist (whose reputation, like that of Switzerand can be the object of jokes but not serious comment) by a less than honest poster. I was naive enough to believe it was that poster's original contribution and replied in the above vein. Luckily, another poster drew my attention to the original and I decided to open an account here to apologize for inadvertently having given credence to a plagiarized copy and address my comments to the real author. I'm certain he'll take them as a friendly joke.
And now I'll become a happy reader of Minus Five Hedge (obviously, I have to use my own time zone).
Been waiting for this all day
I think this pragraph explains what the author wanted really to say in all that drivel. To me it’s not even funny. According to him it should, and including natural disasters in the FUN will discredit other accusations.
“In a statement delivered in Romansh, the official EU language of the month, Barroso said, “We have uncovered evidence that this so-called ‘natural disaster’, which is costing the EU hundreds of millions of Euros, is in fact an Act of Goldman, and we intend to hold the Zionist-American cabal in charge of the firm accountable.”
wow, you are a quick one. he was basically mocking you.
hahaha thanks for the laugh
Increased earthquakes, storms, flooding and volcanic eruptions are caused by climate change. Climate change is caused by greedy corporations polluting the atmosphre, destroying ecosystems and lobbying their buddies in government to forestall development of renewable energy. Greedy corporations are financed by mammoth banks such as GS who make trillions skimming off the top. Ipso facto, GS caused the volcanic eruptions and every other god damn problem on this Earth.
I hope this is sarcasm, because if its not you are a climate change anti-denier and should be muzzled.
Just because there isn't any evidence that GS "caused" the eruption, doesn't mean I can't assume that they did. Leveling unsupported accusations at GS does not dilute the real issues, it just lets executives know they will be blamed for EVERYTHING until they shrivel up and die.
You know this commitment to Caveat Emptor while fashionable is silly. The sum and substance of United States Securities law is that when issuing or selling securities all material facts known to the seller must be disclosed to the buyer. That's why we have S-1s and red herrings and all the other forms. They are not commonly used becasue everybody takes it upon themselves to disclose everything, they are used becasue it's the DAMN LAW as codified is sections 5, 10, 12, 14, 17 and elsewhere. What Goldman did was clearly a section 12 and 10(b)(5) catch. Further go back and add up al the prison time defendants have served for 10(b)(5) violations. If Goldman or anyone else escapes their due then the notion of a nation under law is merely propaganda.
Funny thing is that Greek television is having a field day with this Goldman lawsuit. Wonder if they know who is in charge of their government debt dept.!
what, are greeks as stupid as americans?
The volcanic blame game....arrrrrrrrhhhh......she beat me to it!
You warm my globe.
I was going to write a skit where Goldman execs show up at a press conference all smokey and smelling of sulphur: "what?...we just came from the company cookout!"
Although I wish ZH itself wasn't such a worthy target it sure needs teasing right now with all this ridiculousness. Coming soon on ZH:
BOMBSHELL: GOLDMAN KNEW LUNCH WASN'T FREE.
Best the teasing comes from inside the family first I guess.
Very funny, thanks for the chuckle this morning.
The end outcome of all this will may be everyone should just go by Government bonds. Stay away from everything but what we sell, problem of fedgov financing solved, system saved.
Question, are Cramer and Geithner related? they sure talk the same way to the camera.
Goldman spreads the smell of ass, more than the spew of ash.
I'm sure there is a play here. Forget the flights. It is now the growing season starting for the most important commodity, FOOD. Low sunlight and ash in the fields, not off to a good start. But many of you goldbugs, can eat gold when hungry.
"Brown The Clown of the UK" probably really and seriously is trying to sue GS for volcanic ash.
Brown wants to tax all transactions, however is not aware of the market maker function in the marketplace.
He thinks that making markets is an aside thing that really is not necessary.
You know, the " Brown the Clown that sold London's gold at the botton.....tons of it ...?
Taxing transactions will give the market making function solely back to the big banks....ie Goldman Sachs....which is the same as handing them billions of dollars gratus.....while the non banks , non market makers will pay all the taxes....
Unfortunately for the world...there are "Brown the Clowns" all throughout the political domain.
The world needs to quickly rid itself of "Brown the Clowns"....
Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit.
Nothing Goldamn Sucks does is the least bit humorous and using them as a punch line diminishes the charges that have been filed against them.
But then again, I was outraged until I decided to be amused. (e costello)
Funny? Yes. Witty? Yes. Utter garbage GS apologist bullshit? Yes.
Of course the big banks that brought this crap should have known better. That does not mean GS should NOT be charged with fraud. It's like blaming the rape victim for the rape. "Sorry, Mr. Big Bank, but you should have known better than to be wandering around in the dark. GS was just doing what GS does. Rape people. Can't be helped. Case dismissed."
Is there some caveat in securities fraud law that says it's OK to defraud an entity that should have known better? Didn't think so.
Knock off the bullshit.
Agree 100%. This is a classic "reductio ad absurdum" ploy to deflect from the severity of Goldman Sachs' massive fraud. The result may be an amusing read, but the intention behind it is transparently suspect. Does anyone know if Ben Dover works for the vampire squid, by any chance?
If Goldman Sachs lurkers could please now junk my comment, this will help the rest of us ascertain how many of you there are on this site.
this is right down there with Cramer... u 2 should get together...
DIAGRAM OF MOUNT GOLDMAN:
Your effort deserves a posting. I'm sure "Ben Dover" would approve since it's on topic.
That diagram is awesome. And BTW Ben Dover is his real name. He is co-author of: http://www.amazon.com/Stop-consumers-effectively-collection-harassment/dp/1880925001/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1271692421&sr=1-3
He's been a radio host in Dallas for a long time
The author of this article is Benjamin N. Dover III. It is a gag. Stop with the disinformation please.
And anyone who thinks this is a real news story....has just pre-qualified to be a customer of investment banking giant Goldman Sachs.
Some people are in need of a humourectomy. Such an emergency operation should not be confused with a glitterectomy which could be required after attending an all-night dance party.
it's God's work.
That was just me farting.
A fascinating historical footnote to this story follows...
In a little known chapter of Jewish history one of the ten tribes was on its way north off the west coast of Gaul (They wanted to avoid the various tribes especially Asterix and the Visigoths on their way to the new holy land of the Faroe Islands) A great wind blew. The Norse Gods were upset at the new interlopers in their territory and made the small ship drift dangerously westward to the doom of the icebergs. Fortunately Mighty Thor saw it in his infinite wisdom to give the travellers a break. He had been told by the other Nordic gods not to mess with the really big guy in the sky. The sailors were saved by the site of a volcanic, craggy island perched in the middle of the dark, frothy sea. The ship was wrecked on the rocks, but the small group managed to get to the cold shore. They alighted at the new island, (that had been mischievously called "Iceland" by some opportunistic, propaganda inclined Vikings linked to Erik the Mauve, who predated his great-great-great grandson Erik the Red). The locals were quite disgruntled with the misnaming of their small land by the ancestors of future Danish advertising copywriters. Greenland was attracting more visitors in those days. The local Icelanders welcomed the shipwrecked Hebrew sailors with open arms. Slowly over the years the sailors integrated with the local community and their previous identity was forgotten. Hashem being the great force that he is however never forget his lost tribe. In late March 2010 he decided to activate his "Teach Europe a Lesson and Help a Certain Large Company in the News lately Plan”. As the above article points out by Monsieur Bendover III this large company has profited handsomely by such an eruption. Onomatopoeic Icelandic Volcano (OIV) Futures have trebled in value in the last month !
The interesting twist to the story is that the captain of that bedraggled group all those years ago came to be known as Lucky Leif Goldman. His second mate was known as Aðalberg Sachs. Moral of the Story...The Master of Universe works in mysterious ways.
Demented, but funny. Do you have a regular job?
Adam. That is utterly charming.
And, very well informed...
LOL. Lloyd’s out doing God’s work again…setting up a little emissions cap and tax biz after the ash is out of the volcano. Never let a crisis go to waste.
As blogger Laurence Vance said: I suspect that the Iceland Volcano put more “stuff” in the air than mankind has every done or will ever do for a million years. All upcoming Earth Day celebrations should be canceled…
It seldom gets funnier than this, BND. Thanks for laugh, the best I’ve had in weeks…
Some future archaeologist is going to discover this post on an ancient archival DVD and draw the wrong conclusion about the cause of the coming singularity.
Keep it up Ben...you are just hitting them out of the part this weekend. Since good things (and bad things) seem to come in threes, I assume you are in for a trifecta so bring on the next one. Monday will bring you lots of fodder, barring the merger of GE and Exxon, aka merger Monday.
Is this for real?
Don't listen to those guys above. They are diverting you from the truth! This is some really serious stuff. These revelations will undoubtedly bring down all world markets. Sell now (except for those Flight Cancellation Swaps)!
The authors name is "ben dover". That pretty much answers your question. K-Y anyone?
The ability to process snark is beyond thee
Goldman has been doing, 'God's work,' so well for so long, they have now been given control of mother nature.
What kind of bonus structure are they garnering from the almighty?
Only Papandreou's quote.
This is meant to be humorous. As something like 1/3 of the population has no sense of humor, this can be problematic for some readers. I guess that is why FishGoneBad.com is the screaming success it is.
i read somewhere that many people cannot understand sarcasm due to mental limitations -- underdeveloped or damaged prefrontal cortex, must be a boring world for them
seriously people!!! sarcasm/satire. wake up
god is in the weather , god is in the
Goldman suites (suits) , flash... justice department summens god .
God sends volcanic ash. EU sends tony blair . bill clinton to represent them in suit.
bill clinton , tony blair found stumbling in basement ..
God is in the top floor .
I think God is in the dumpster.
Obvious nonsense. Everyone knows Dick Cheney's doomsday machine in the Gulf of Mexico controls all the weather.
and the volcanoes in jupiter's red spot
Flight Cancellation Swaps... where do I sign up?
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