The Man Who Risked The World

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Tue, 10/13/2009 - 17:58 | 98087 Anonymous
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Its all coincidental of course...where the best and brightest get together to take theirs!

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 19:04 | 98144 wackyquacker
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eventually the 'best and brightest' are going to GET's coming for you Mr. Rubin, bigger than Butch...

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 18:15 | 98102 Anonymous
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But how is it, why is it, that he wields this power / influence --- he controlled WJC and HC --- but now, also,
BO --- what gives?

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 19:23 | 98159 lookma
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The plunge protection team and Gibson's paradox should be on the radar.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 18:20 | 98112 Anonymous
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Tue, 10/13/2009 - 18:36 | 98128 Anonymous
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Eric has his talons deep in the hide in the very beast that funds his future.

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 08:22 | 98538 Chumly
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Yes, the World Leaders are at the beckon call of Mystery Babylon (GS).

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 18:36 | 98129 Anonymous
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For many years now I have known about Rubin and his involvement in just about everything. I guess those close to him felt that if there was a potential big score for themselves personally, why not go for it??

In the end, it is all about the almighty buck for some.

Now I know that the central figure in this painting has a name....

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 19:59 | 98184 pinkboxtrader
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nice link hijack and the derivative work > original.

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 20:21 | 99420 Spiro
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Damn that is funny!

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 18:36 | 98130 TraderMark
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sweet muckety


p.s. I did some back research on Rubin and he literaly resigned the next day from Treasury Secretary once Congress passed repeal of Glass Steagal

You can't make it up - its as if he had one goal, get that repealed and he was out of there.

"If you want the dirty details the "repeal" bill passed in the House May 6, 1999. In the Senate July 1, 1999.

Robert Rubin's work was done. He resigned. July 2, 1999. (1 day after the Senate passed the bill) He went off to work for Citigroup, collecting well over $100M in compensation in the coming decade. Yes the same Robert Rubin lauded as one of our best Secretary Treasuries and a great steward for Citigroup. He's got Goldman blood in him! Must be brilliant!"

Really this is the type of stuff the main stream media should be pre-empting dancing with the stars with to tell the american people what is going on.  That said, MSM is owned by corporate interests so why would they bother.




Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:15 | 98395 ZerOhead
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Robert Rubin is the principal architect of the financial neutron bomb that has hit this planet.

He and his proteges are currently in full control of the Obama administrations economic and financial policies.

He and his proteges are the enemy.

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 08:51 | 98550 Anonymous
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Classic anti-Semitism!

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 18:44 | 98133 Anonymous
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Nirvana - The Man Who Sold The World

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 20:21 | 98204 Anonymous
Tue, 10/13/2009 - 19:43 | 98176 ayanni
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got to love it!  This gets at the heart of the change in what has happened in recent years - for the worse.  Connect the dots.  Well done.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 20:05 | 98190 Bear
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How much do you think his Blackberry is worth?

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 20:52 | 98245 Altan311
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1,000,000,000$: over or under? I go over

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:57 | 98378 agrotera
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He and all of his bankster friends probably use prepaid, and easily disposed of that comes out for 'everyone else" and one that is for the cartel members only.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 20:11 | 98195 Narcolepzzzzzz
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Gotta love Muckety!

Here's another great research site:

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 20:28 | 98211 Anonymous
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that's a great site...thanks for posting

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 20:28 | 98212 Anonymous
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Do not let this series continue or conclude without writing about Trojan Horse Director at Citi demanding that Thomas G. Maheres write credit default swaps using Citi as a conduit to destroy GSA competition and also profiteer on the Greenspan Put that was a crisis by design to transfer boomer wealth to GSA / Bankster pockets.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 21:49 | 98321 monmick
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Bob Rubin: The original 'Ratoureux', with special emphasis on the first 3 letters...

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 05:33 | 98500 Anonymous
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Robert Rubin, Sire of the Vampire Squid.

Folks, we need stakes anointed with holy water.

2nd option, we need Buffy to slay the Vampire Sire.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:15 | 98346 newera22
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Rubin and Paulson should both go down as the 2 worst GOVERNMENT-STATIST robbers of American taxpayers. Those 2 are among the most dishonest people on the planet that have used government authority to make so much money for themselves to the detriment of free markets. I despise them.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 22:55 | 98377 agrotera
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Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:08 | 98388 Anonymous
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You could've shortened the whole piece with the following -

Robert Rubin, incompetent crook extraordinaire.

On a different note:

One day a co-worker received an email from a gentleman that appended his name with the word 'Esq' for esquire. I then told my co-worker I also held the title of JAE.

When asked what the title JAE stood for I promptly informed my unlearned associate that it stood for Jack-Ass-Extraordinaire.

I now pass that title along with all Honors, Rights, and Privileges of JAE to Robert Rubin.

Tue, 10/13/2009 - 23:49 | 98423 Anonymous
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For the record, our Top Ten villians list: Robert 'The Bagman' Rubin, Larry 'Little Bagman' Summers, Phil 'Senator Enron' Gramm, 'Easy Al' Greenspan, 'Baghdad Ben' Bernanke, 'Hanky Panky' Paulson, Christopher 'See No Evil' Cox, Barney 'It's Not My Fault' Frank, Chris 'I'm a Believer' Dodd, Franklin 'Mojo' Raines.

I think all of these worthy gentleman need to hear a little guillotine music..................

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 02:21 | 98479 windiepink
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....this American puzzle me to no end? This Rubin fellow reminds me of a financial, Dr Jekel and Mr. Hyde

None the less, as i follow along as to just how you are sorting this financial mess out, i found these interesting educational links.

As worth a read is, "Inconsistencies in Treasury's Description of TARP's Warranty Policy"

In the actual contracts signed between Treasury and companies receiving TARP funds, the strike price is apparently calculated using the average of closing prices on the 20 trading days before the company applied for the TARP funds.

And you might be very interested in this link

Based on the closing prices on October 13, 2009, only 32 of the 214 warrant transactions listed on Subsidyscope are in the money. Some of the biggest recipients of TARP funding are in the most difficult financial situations. For example, Citigroup's closing stock price of $4.83 on October 13 is 73 percent below the strike price of $17.85 of the warrants the government received on October 28, 2008.

Fri, 09/11/2009 - 00:15 | 98492 kevinearick
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We had the information economy up and running,

then the holding co., inverse pyramid, builders

stepped in and...

stupid move #1

replaced the kernal economy programmers with hacks;

stupid move #2

had the hacks write programs to replace the programmers;

stupid move #3

built an education system to dis-assemble education;

stupid move #4

built larger and larger applications on top of one another;

stupid move #5

built cookie-cutter enterprise systems on top of those;

stupid move #5

pretended that they knew something about economics.

and stupid move #6

prosecuted the kernal programmers.

yes, they created a herd that knows even less than they do, and where did that get them? They are all dependent on something they know nothing about.

What a show.


(stupid - stubbornly ignorant)

(insane - expecting a different outcome)

whisper: if you have muckety go back to after the oil embargo,

and draw a similar chart, you will see the investment holding co.s

the saudis, the defense manufacturers, and IBM, among others.

Microsoft was spun out of IBM, which became a ward of

government subsidized demand, and General Dynamics was

experimenting on govt transfer payments relative to co. operations,

especially in the area of population density. They were talking

back of the envelope and MS-Dos built in a garage nonesense,

etc. In San Diego, they were building economic prototypes for

national rollout. Fast forward to the experiment in Argentina,

population control under conditions of social safety net removal,

which failed, and you have what you have.

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 05:10 | 98494 Anonymous
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Well, what a load of rubbish.
Rubin lost money, he took risks? So what does that prove? Thousands of CEOs, entrepreneurs, financiers, whatever, have lost money. If you take risks you can lose money, that's the essence of capitalism. Oh yeah, sorry, I missed the crucial logical step. The smoking gun. The fact he made the money back proves he is "corrupt". This is obscurantism , ignorance and reverse engineering at its finest.

You present a series of events as evidence, when anyone who knows anything about financial history can see plain as a house that all the "Rubin events" are 100% correlated with the major financial events over the last 30 years. Obvious that anyone in finance who is successful today and was involved in markets went through some if them, lost money and recovered. Ever heard of sample selection bias? Oh i forgot, conspiracy theories leave no room for rational thinking. Only reverse causality and mistification.

Some of the articles here are intelligent. But when i read this stuff i wonder why you waste our time. You want to prove Rubin is satan? Go ahead, be my guest. But find something real.

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 06:54 | 98518 Anonymous
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What you guys have done in their position? The cruelty and dishonesty has been prevalent in mankind throughout history.

Would you have done your bit for the American people?

Yeah, exactly.

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 08:27 | 98541 Anonymous
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He sold all of his Citigroup stock for $55 per share in late 2007. It is from SEC public disclosure records.

Has anyone asked for insider trading investigation? As a chairman of Citi, he must have known their troubles, so he sold out leaving others to hold the bag.

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 08:34 | 98543 Leo Kolivakis
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At the end of the day, Goldman Sachs made a killing in the last six months. They took the risk and it paid off for them. Was this all orchestrated by Hank "the tank" Paulson? I don't really want to give him that much credit. In fact, the man makes me sick to my stomach. He's the furthest thing from an American patriot, if there are any left among the power elite.

Wed, 10/14/2009 - 17:50 | 99285 Anonymous
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I am sure ZH will be getting to this in the subsequent profiles..... Frank Brosens was tapped to follow in Neel Kashkari's footsteps and administer TARP --- that was his "reward" for being a big Obama fundraiser. At the time of announcement Goldman fatigue was at its highest after revelations of NY Fed head Friedman BUYING and SELLING GS shares while privy to all of that inside information ---- the GOVT would allow GS to survive --- so Brosens declined the position. Brosens stumped mightily for Obama, even inviting clients of Taconic funds to "contribute" to the campaign by paying to attend at least one fundraising breakfast. There may have been other events, but this was the one email of which I was made aware.....

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