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How Jane Wells Popped Steve Liesman's (And The Entire Power Lunch Pom Pom Brigade's) Propaganda Bubble

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Hilarious counterpropaganda move by CNBC's Jane Wells. After Steve Liesman patiently explains double negatives to Dennis Kneale, he is now certain to issue a restraining order against not only Rick Santelli but Jane Wells as well. The expression on everyone's face in the hexabox is worth price of admission alone (especially since it's free). This will surely lead to more hypothetical memos being issued by Jeff Immelt with messages of tender yet firm proddings as to the thematic content of CNBC programming. 


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Thu, 04/08/2010 - 17:23 | 291846 hedgeless_horseman
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Fewer Americans are less confident in the fact that Steve Liesman has not stopped refraining from avoidance of fucking dogs.  Isn't that not less correct, Steve?  A simple yes or no will suffice.

PS:  For some reason, dickhead, that pink shirt looks like a foreskin on you, and your double chin looks like a cock ring.

Now, leave Jane alone before I taunt you a second time.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:57 | 292261 dnarby
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lmao +1

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:45 | 291849 Stuart
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Perhaps if there were more Jane Wells on CNBS, I'd find a few seconds a day to watch.  They are to true business journalism what cartoons are to true serious drama TV.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 17:27 | 292139 fuggetaboutit
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the truly shockingly stupid part about all this is that everyone focuses on the what and not the why

this moronic fascination with "upside surprise" to these numbers or even acutely more idiotic, celebrating the notion that some sort of retail spending record has been set

are people this dumb? does it make ANY sense that spending levels would be anywhere near a record? does it make ANY sense that the retail index is basically back to its all time high?


Foreclosures all time high, mortgage delinquencies all time high, U6 at 50 year high, wages declining, we just came off the first cycle in US history (2003 through 2008) in which more jobs were destroyed in the downturn than created in the upturn -- and with all those facts, what is the counterargument? that "oh well even though all that bad crap is happening I dunno people appear to be spending money so I suppose somehow its all been fixed"

people do not have this money to spend, and a giant chunk of the "increase" in spending is inflation (yes, i know, i know, theres no inflation) - the price of gas is up 100% from its lows and is up 50% from a year ago, so outside of one of the most important costs americans incur everyday, there probably isnt any inflation - people are blowing through savings and they are blowing through retirement spending and what happens what thats done?

scenario 1: people are really as wealthy and employed as they were in 2006 and 2007 and that is why the retail index back at its high makes sense

scenario 2: the market that completely missed the dot com bubble, the housing bubble and the credit bubble is maybe not totally thinking through the implications of people blowing through what little savings they have either for necessity or out of sheer stupidity

probably scenario 1

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:47 | 292239 seventree
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As was pointed out elsewhere on this site, some spending money has been freed up by voluntary default on mortgage and credit card payments. If so this is not part of any blueprint for recovery. More like economic autophagy.

Mon, 08/23/2010 - 15:39 | 538352 hbjork1
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Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:43 | 291852 carbonmutant
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I need to take a shower...

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:56 | 291872 Cognitive Dissonance
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With Jane Wells and her bad news?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:58 | 291878 CBTeas
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I seem to recall that this shower didn't end well

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:23 | 291928 Cognitive Dissonance
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That's just the victim mentality talking. If I remember correctly, for one person, it was very rewarding and extremely satisfying. He must have been watching CNBC.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 16:00 | 292006 CBTeas
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I guess I am a "glass half-empty" guy.  No work at CNBC for me.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:44 | 292390 Nihilarian
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Liesman's facial expression at 2:35 in the clip above is the same as this dude's expression ( at 0:08.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:52 | 292399 Cognitive Dissonance
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Uh, that video is a bit disturbing. Was that a "public service" message or just a bad joke?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 23:13 | 292569 Nihilarian
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I think the video is real. I too was disturbed -- how dare she spill the coffee! You know how much those pants cost? Ah, crap, Robert Rubin's thought process rubbed off on me.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:50 | 292395 Nihilarian
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BTW, the glass is neither half-empty nor half-full; it's twice as large as it needs to be. How's that for a weltanschauung?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:06 | 291901 carbonmutant
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LOL! Psychos indeed.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:49 | 291862 buzzsaw99
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me buzzsaw, you jane.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:49 | 291863 Mongo
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Yeah sure, pick 1000 people and ask them what they think.


Seriously, is this what news has become. Where is the drill down in this?


Somebody been drilling in their heads! Just mashed potatis inside there..

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:18 | 291933 43 Steelie
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Was thinking the exact same thing.


How does shit like this move markets? 


God Steve Liesman is such a douche. 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 17:27 | 292140 Miss Expectations
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When I was involved in market research 10 years ago a national, random sample had to be at least 3,400.  These market research results based on small, non-random samples are ALL suspect.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:56 | 292259 Crime of the Century
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The more pessimistic you are, the more likely to slam the phone down on an effing survey.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:32 | 292317 Miss Expectations
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I also wonder how much the "do not call" list has skewed phone surveys.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 22:05 | 292484 Gold...Bitches
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Seriously, is this what news has become.

Yes, it has.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:49 | 291864 Overpowered By Funk
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Jane, you ignorant slut...

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:01 | 291888 Get_to_the_choppa
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Damn you, I just logged in to post that gem.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:52 | 291866 Cleanclog
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Great line:  "It's like Jane just got to the party and announced the police are outside"!

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:53 | 291869 carbonmutant
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"...thematic content of CNBC programming"


Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:56 | 291874 truont
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Jane, that is what you get for reporting and interviewing.

You get heckled by the CNBC Muppets.

Hope you enjoy spending time in the CNBC mail room....


Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:56 | 291875 CBTeas
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Michelle was "shocked" that an early Easter impacted March retail comps.  She is a fool, but I think that is a requirement to be an anchor on CNBC.  It is funny how retailers are quick to blame bad weather for weak monthly #s, but not one retailer credited the better #s due to the early Easter.  It took hours of homework by a few smart analysts to get the "bad news" to surface.


So when April's retail #s are punk, and you average Mar/April for 2009 and 2010 and see that there was no "historic pop" in 2010, what will the cheerleaders at CNBC do?  My guess is they will have even more women anchors. 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:10 | 291912 Hugh Janus
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if next month's numbers are bad, they'll simply ignore them, or say they were good.  just look at what they're saying about the last NFP number; missed the estimate by more than 40k jobs but they talk about it like it was a blowout.  no matter the facts, people simply want to be told everything is getting better.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 22:04 | 292481 Gold...Bitches
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ugh, shes coming to Seattle and headlining some cnbc investor conference.  Pay money to hear her speak?  You got to be kidding me.  

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:57 | 291877 Cyan Lite
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I'm guessing Jane Wells is going to now take a sabbattical to "spend more time with the family" or undergo some unspecific medical procedure that will require a lengthy rehabilitation?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:00 | 291884 CBTeas
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I remember Jane Wells when she was a reporter for Court TV.  She made her "name" covering the OJ trial.  


After today, she may be back to the Court TV beat...or Jane has to drink the CNBC anchor Kool-Aid.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:19 | 292195 Forbes
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Hasn't Court TV changed their name to Tru TV...

I can't decide if that's irony or parody...

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:59 | 292264 Crime of the Century
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Court Dat! just wasn't working out as a catch phrase...

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:56 | 292258 seventree
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unspecific medical procedure that will require a lengthy rehabilitation


Thu, 04/08/2010 - 14:58 | 291879 Dixie Normous
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Laughing at CNBS and their variety shows never gets old.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:01 | 291887 Zexe
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what is your problem with CNBC? yes, they are making propaganda, but then so is everybody else. it's a battle,and whoever is the smartest wins. so far CNBC WON. Zerohedge LOST.

CNBC and the FED are simply stronger than all of their opponents. I think we should give this one to them.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:21 | 291937 43 Steelie
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Someone should plot CNBC viewership growth vs. ZH traffic growth over the last year to show Zexe here who really "won"

I think you'd see a pretty solid divergence.


Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:37 | 291966 luster
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ZeroHedge +60% over the last 3 months.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 16:11 | 292029 BorisTheBlade
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:01 | 292182 Cistercian
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 Troll, Epic.

 Thanks for the laugh!

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 22:10 | 292492 Miles Kendig
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Let me direct this lost person folks.  Zexe, here ya go.

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 14:06 | 293535 Hephasteus
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Doesn't this happen right after the "austerity" measures.

Now what is exactly smart about this whole process?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:03 | 291890 AnonymousMonetarist
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The Nancy Capitalists are pushing the tempo with utter disregard to the truth that history rhymes...


Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:09 | 291904 Cognitive Dissonance
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Now that AM is back from "vacation with the wife" we can fire up the bilge pumps and get the Titanic back on course.

Welcome back AM. We missed you.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 16:17 | 292041 AnonymousMonetarist
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Thanks for the kind words CD.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:05 | 291896 economicmorphine
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Why are Bozo and his friends on TV?  Why do people watch?   Is there something I'm missing?  Every time I look at one of these posts, it merely reinforces that I was right to dump cable years ago.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:06 | 291899 Traianus Augustus
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Sounds to me like Jane will be joining Rick and Diana in CNBS detention later today!!!

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:13 | 291919 Bear
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'Things get less negative' before they get better ... they have now grown green shoots, harvested them and now are trying to recycle 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:14 | 291922 Gimp
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Looks like Michelle has been promoted to head cheerleader, anyone who messes up the routine is going to get screamed down quickly.

I feel like the commies were more truthful than we have become. What are we a nation of "Yes men"?

Practice the goose step at home and make sure you don't step out of the party line or else...

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:14 | 291925 wang
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Tyler you riducule (correctly) CNBS but turn around and prop them up by linking to their miserable excuse of a network.  The best compliment you could send them is to ignore them.  Their schtick is much like that "professional" wrestling and many in the blog-o-sphere seem to think that what they are seeing is reality as opposed to a type of perverted choreography designed to attract viewers and hits to their site.  From the antics of Liesman/Santelli to the nauseating perma bull psyche and bobble headed anchors CNBS  should be avoided by all.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:21 | 291938 Cognitive Dissonance
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Just as the bubble vision watchers need their positive feedback injection to continue to believe everything is coming up roses, we need our positive feedback injection to continue to believe those roses won't even germinate or will die on the stem before being picked.

Fair is fair and denial works in both directions. I just prefer my denial with a sprinkling of reality every now and then.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:17 | 291931 economicmorphine
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Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:25 | 291943 Problem Is
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You Mean CNBC is Really a Network?

These people are on a REAL show on a REAL financial network?

I thought this was ZH playing some SNL parody skit. You know:

"Jane... Steve Lies-man is an ignorant slut..."

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:25 | 291944 HEHEHE
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I have house plants brighter than that Cabrera.   

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:38 | 291970 Ned Zeppelin
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Yes, but your house plants lack boobs.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 16:03 | 292013 Cognitive Dissonance
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A little silicone in-plant will solve that problem.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 17:24 | 292131 Cognitive Dissonance
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And in a stunning example of her superiority, the wonderfully creative and imaginative MsCreant demonstrates with absolute clarity the difference between her and CD. While CD immediately thinks in terms of "fake" boobs on plants, MsCreant instantly understands that since "Mother" Nature has put boobs on animals in general and humans in particular, why would she stop at plants?

So while CD places the words "GE Silicone" into the Google search engine, MsCreant zooms by CD as if he's standing still and places the words "plant boobs" into the Google search engine, immediately returning with Gold for all of ZH to behold.

I am humbled in the presence of genius. :>) 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 18:40 | 292223 Marvin_M
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oh Dear...CD for the sake of mankind show some dignity...

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 19:12 | 292279 Cognitive Dissonance
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Based upon Dennis Kneale's description of a "blogger" I'm just a geek pounding away on my keyboard in the basement of my mother's house. Since this is the case, I have no dignity and MsCreant is as close as I'll ever get to a date with a "real" woman.

So hush up. I'm trying to sweet talk MsCreant into accepting a late night date at the local Hulu. They're playing Psycho on the big screen tonight. 

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 22:16 | 292499 Miles Kendig
Thu, 04/08/2010 - 22:31 | 292521 Husk-Erzulie
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Woop woop, ahahaha, *slapping thighs* bubbling (boobling?) laughter... :~))

Sat, 04/10/2010 - 15:57 | 294819 MsCreant
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Ya know, CD, my response was actually an attempt to build on your silly cone "in-plant" pun, you know, sort of a "this is what happens next" response. My booby prize for ZH would not have been possible without your "plant growth, green shoots, stimulus package." Dig?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 21:08 | 292422 leftcoastfool
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Haven't you ever seen milkweed before?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:30 | 291952 Double down
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No, no, she just did not get the memo

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:37 | 291964 HomemadeLasagna
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"It's like Jane just got to the party and announced the police are outside"!

Her response was my favorite part, though:

"Yeah, you're busted."

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:40 | 291974 ZeroPower
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Only a word or 2 came out of that retard-of-a-puppet's mouth, but it was still too many for my liking. Why is he still on CNBC after his show was cancelled?

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:41 | 291975 digalert
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CNBS is champ at coining new phrases,

"less worse"

"more better"

They are truly cutting edge.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:45 | 291985 truont
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Sounds Orwellian.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:41 | 291976 DavosSherman
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Biggest tool in the box. No jobs, no economy. No bebt relief, no economy.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 15:48 | 291988 jedwards
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I'm no Steve Liesman fan, but let's be honest, his comment about Jane Wells saying the cops were outside was kind of funny.  I also liked his comment about having to flush something down the toilet.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 16:10 | 292025 Cognitive Dissonance
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"I also liked his comment about having to flush something down the toilet."

Yeah, what was remaining of his reputation just swirled away with the fecal matter. I would like to tell him what to do with the pom poms but..............

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 16:16 | 292040 Overpowered By Funk
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Agree, that was funny, plus I understand he's guitar player - so there is some hope for him. Now, if he only would lay off the Keynesian/Fed is God Kool-aid once in a while.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 16:21 | 292050 Mae Kadoodie
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Steve & Co  are definitely deuchey but lately the business reporting in the NewYork (Slim)Times and the Wall Street Journal take the cake in deuchiness.   

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 16:31 | 292067 Son of Shame
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The radio version of CNBC would be Bob Brinker’s Money Talk. He is such a Bernanke kiss ass.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:57 | 292410 Hulk
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But the thing to notice about Bob is how his thinking is changing, Son of Shame.

Slowly , but surely , he is starting to "get it" For the past month, he has stated over and over that he now understands why his callers are so angry. He is also railing on the request for comments on the confiscation of our retirement accounts...But your bernanke comment is spot on...

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 20:33 | 292379 Pure Evil
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Does anybody read the comments this far down the totem pole.

It's feeling cold and lonely down at this end of the comment column.

So far nobodys has said exactly what people were buying. I go to the mall and it looks like a morgue, even this Easter weekend.

Tried holding a garage sale over the weekend, only one person showed up compared to last year.

Even Wal-Mart has had to slash grocery prices just to draw the crouds back in.

And K-Mart is slashing prices also just to get people back in the store, not that its working.

And, yes Jane, you are a magnificent ignorant slut.

Thu, 04/08/2010 - 22:07 | 292487 williambanzai7
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Chocolate Easter Eggs and I-Pads

Fri, 04/09/2010 - 16:32 | 293590 assembler
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Ah ha ha ha! Dennis Kneale just posted this article in cnbc saying the only thing holding back stocks is fear. His idiocy lies in not accepting that fear is a good thing, when it comes to the coming crash.

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