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Matt Taibbi Asks Why The Fed Gave $220 Million In Bailout Money To The Wives Of Two Morgan Stanley "Bigwigs"

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Tue, 04/12/2011 - 14:47 | 1162512 Mister Meaner
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Welcome to Facsism.


Some images of how it ended for Mussolini.

That's the only hope we have for Hope and Change®

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 15:05 | 1162583 willien1derland
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Trademark is a very nice touch - I admire your attention to detail - Great post

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 16:49 | 1162976 Vendetta
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indeed.  It is such a bummer that our military doesn't work for the citizens of the US regardless of what individual soldiers may be led to think.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 15:43 | 1162724 Abitdodgie
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You are quite right ,I mean its not like the American public will do anything , talk about no balls , or pussy whipped. Or is it they just don't give a shit and are quite happy selling their children into slavery , just to be left alone with a flat screen.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 21:55 | 1163810 Oh regional Indian
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Flat Screen Flat Earth, Flat Line. Round Belly, Round in the Chamber, Round and round.

A big, fat un-holy mess of a country has the rest of the world in it's beef-fat dripping maws.

Talk aside, this is going to be a heck of a party people. It's played so many times before and the 2% of the wide awake population usually gets Rounded Up by the Flat thinkers, first.

Revolution, what an out-moded concept. If this can be reversed, it has to be precisely that, reversed. Drop out of the system. You'll be amazed at how little you can thrive on. Note I said thrive, not survive.

Dial back, sit home, no dis-traction, listen to the voice in your own head. 



Tue, 04/12/2011 - 12:56 | 1162016 AR15AU
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The sheep will keep getting fleeced until fraud is punishable by death.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:05 | 1162060 silvertrain
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It is in China..There was just a story not long ago about a baby formula scam going on..Straight up lead to the head and a dirt nap for them...

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:24 | 1162137 trav7777
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for every fraud uncovered they have 100 more

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 15:01 | 1162567 malikai
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Kill the chicken to scare the monkey.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 04:14 | 1164405 Stormdancer
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Rope is cheap and reusable.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:45 | 1162241 cosmictrainwreck
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same ol' bullshit propaganda as in USA...nail the little guy and big dogs skate; how many comrades inside the Forbidden City have they "prosecuted"?

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:29 | 1162171 Translational Lift
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If this is true...ALL of these fuckers should be drawn & quartered ...then hung from a lamp post!

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:36 | 1162192 Magic Mamaliga
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+1000 "To counterfeit is death"

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:39 | 1162220 laughing_swordfish
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As I have said before:

It's time to party like it's 1789.


Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:04 | 1162058 Vagabond
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We could seriously use a masked vigilante.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:11 | 1162084 espirit
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We have our very own - WB7!

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:21 | 1162124 flacorps
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I don't recall a mask on Robespierre.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:25 | 1162142 DarkAgeAhead
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They walk among us, but I'm pretty sure none are up to this job.


Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:08 | 1162073 TruthInSunshine
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Hang the Fed.


Any questions?

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:41 | 1162222 Hugh G Rection
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names and addresses please?

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 14:04 | 1162339 SheepDog-One
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Those wives must have had some WILDLY incriminating testimony and photos.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 14:25 | 1162414 I am Jobe
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Agreed. Start sharpening. No bankers or their families to be spared moving forward. Show this on TV Worldwide. Time to honor themselves has come. Meet eh blade Biatches I say. Let the games begin.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 15:11 | 1162622 willien1derland
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There is a GREAT IDEA - What a REALITY TV SHOW that would make! Weakest Link theme - the show starts with the lesser criminals & each can offer up info to prevent their execution (not there beat down or prison time) by naming someone who has stolen more than them - I am uncertain of the Season Finale but take your pick of the top banksters & Government accomplices - we can have people bid on the 'punishment' with proceeds that directly retire government debt - Need a creative ZHer to name the show - any ideas?

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 04:21 | 1164408 Stormdancer
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I haven't had a TV for years.  You just enunciated the only thing I've ever heard that might entice me to buy one.  :)


Nahh.....I bet someone would webcast it....

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 15:50 | 1162761 Abitdodgie
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If someone went to the white house and started to shoot the place up , who would join him , that's right no-one .

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 14:42 | 1162493 caconhma
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During the Russian revolution (and after it), these people were just buried alive. It was the justice for endless thievery. Just curious, how many pornography bosses were bailed out?

This shit is just unbelievable. There is no any fucking regard about any law and/or the people of America. This will end very badly. People will be really mad.

America is not fucking & shitty Egypt. We will have a very bloody revolution.

God bless Internet. I doubt you will find it in our "free" Rothschild family controlled mainstream media.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 14:48 | 1162513 scaleindependent
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 Tax cuts, free loans, and Fed Reserve Corp.  giveaways for the 0.1%  plutocrats AND austerity for the rest: Paul Ryan budget for the proles! Biatch!

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 17:01 | 1163023 Mentaliusanything
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Matt has a shorter life span than Tyler?

Over and unders taken ?

One cannot keep kicking a bull in the balls and expect a MOOOOOOOOOO

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 00:16 | 1164118 cxl9
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Matt has a shorter life span than Tyler?

Nah. Taibbi managed to stay alive in Russia during the 1990s, exposing the staggering corruption of the day and embarassing the oligarchs. Presumably that was considerably more dangerous than writing articles about taxpayer rip-offs in America, which of course will go largely ignored. Taibbi also knew right where to draw the line in Russia. There were certain powerful people he knew better than to piss off if he wanted to stay alive. Read all about it in The Exile: Sex, Drugs, and Libel in the New Russia.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 20:13 | 1163504 bankonzhongguo
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This is why it is not simply enough to prosecute the banksters.

Regrettably, they and their entire families may need to be killed before things will be made right.

This country had a revolution to get rid of people like this.

And the Fed, DOJ and team Obama knew all about this FOR YEARS. 

Just like all the radiation falling out of the sky into your kids' milk and Happy Meals.

Just to make it interesting, what does Charlie Rose think of his in-laws about this?

Kinda like John Stewart and his silent NYSE brother.

How about a show on this Chuck?

Journalist?! Its crimes against humanity (again).

Just what common denominator joins all these lumbering Beasts?

Thanks for the story Mr. Taibbi.


Mack the Knife.

Knife the Mack.



Tue, 04/12/2011 - 20:18 | 1163530 IQ 145
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 Amazing; it's just like ancient Rome, or everyplace else; the rich really do pay each other off out of the public purse; who woulda thunk it. Matt better shut up or he's gonna have a one car accident.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 20:25 | 1163563 pesamystik
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guillotine, hah. people here aren't going to do a damn thing about it. that's what the internet is for, a collective place for us to moan and despair. nothing else will come of it besides this article.

Wed, 04/13/2011 - 00:24 | 1164128 laughing_swordfish
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I'm not so sure.

We're getting very close to a "Marie Antoinette Moment" here...

As an earlier poster alluded to, the Chinese know how to handle this sort of thing.

Ordinary criminals (murderers, drug dealers, etc.) get the "needle" (intra-cardiac injection of carbolic acid) - quite painful, but quick and quiet.

For "economic crimes" (fraud, product adulteration, self-dealing, theft of government funds), it's a different story.

First, the local population is mustered in a nearby stadium - "Public Executions Today!"

After a period of cheerleading by Party cadre, the condemned are led out, each with a sign  around his neck detailing his crime: "I embezzled" "I adulterated food" "I stole from the pension fund" and so forth. One by one, each is led to a microphone to confess his crimes and beg for mercy from the people.

Of course, none is forthcoming.

After this little bit of theater is performed, the guards blindfold each criminal and truss them up in a kneeling position, placing them in a row. Then, after more exhortation of the crowd, the leader of the guard detail draws his service weapon and slams home a magazine.

Finally, the leader goes carefully down the row ...one bullet, one piece of justice administered.

Most fittingly, the cost of the proceedings is billed to the families of the condemned - right down to the cost of the bullet.

There was a video of one such proceeding on YouTube a while back, but it's been taken down...


Pour Encourager Les Autres...

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 12:53 | 1162002 samsara
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Matt and RR doing the good work.

If nothing else,  He can claim  "Vampire Squid"  as a lexicon add.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:01 | 1162045 jus_lite_reading
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Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:55 | 1162285 weinerdog43
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How is that the only serious investigative journalism on the financial mess starts and stops w/Matt Taibbi? 

Forbes? Fortune? NY Times? WSJ? Barrons?...One might start to wonder if there's an actual conspiracy to keep the plebes in the dark.  Hmmmm.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 15:48 | 1162744 bania
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are you asking this question rhetorically? or do you really need it spelled out for you?

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 19:34 | 1163396 weinerdog43
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It's not as funny when you have to explain the joke. 

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 16:02 | 1162806 tamboo
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who'd a thunk it!

*Jewish Media moguls, Jewish Actors, Comedians, and writers

"Financed by Jewish Bankers"


Tue, 04/12/2011 - 22:39 | 1163929 Widowmaker
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You will eat junks but you are absolutely, absolutely right.

All it takes is the Jews coming out against this shit of which there are -- none.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 22:41 | 1163941 Widowmaker
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You will eat junks but you are absolutely, absolutely right.

How many do you hear coming out condemning this shit?

Not -- fucking -- one.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 16:03 | 1162812 tamboo
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Seeking Nominations for the 100 most Destructive Jews in America!

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 17:05 | 1163036 Mentaliusanything
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Hey Tambo yah getting a lot less junks = WINNING

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 17:10 | 1163040 Mentaliusanything
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Jesus (thorn in side) I forgot ... they go to bed early and get up late.

Hate mail coming in (well is not Sunday) SOOOOOON

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 17:05 | 1163033 Mentaliusanything
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That was a good laugh. Conspiracy bitches

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 12:54 | 1162010 JustPrintMoreDuh
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Off with their heads!

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 12:57 | 1162013 FubarNation
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Makes a fellow really not want to pay his taxes this year.......or any other.

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 12:57 | 1162024 silvertrain
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bet that she has bar gold in a horse stall...

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:00 | 1162028 Cleanclog
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Frickin incredible!!!  Take to all the wires and do not let this story get buried.  Tweet, post, FB, letters to Congress, etc.  Thanks ZH for bringin it to us, and thanks Matt for researching and writing and Rolling Stone for publishing!

What next?  Gates Foundation to underwrite her palm healing work for anti malarial work?

Tue, 04/12/2011 - 13:42 | 1162236 Mae Kadoodie
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Maybe someone can ask The Bernank about this during his press conference in a couple of weeks.

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