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Is This The Mysterious Gadaffi Rumor Source?

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Hello Distinguished Sir or Madam,

I hope this email reaches you in time.  I would like to offer you a
business proposition.  I am the owner of $60B in Swiss and US bank
account and would gladly offer you a fee of $1B if you will release a
press statement that I am about to surrender to the rebel Transitional
National Council. 

However, to get the banks to release the money, I need you to forward
me the transfer fees in the amount of $1MM so that the banks will
transfer the money to you.  Please forward this payment into my new
untraceable swiss account so that I may send you the $1B payment.

h/t What Me Worry


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Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:43 | 1026130 Max Hunter
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LMAO .. ZH rules


Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:45 | 1026133 mcguire
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Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:59 | 1026186 Pladizow
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I got this same e-mail and forwarded to Ben.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:03 | 1026196 Dr. Richard Head
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I usually respond to those emails with the following -

"I would surely be willing to help you in this matter and would like to talk with you as soon as possible.  I can be reached at 212.902.1000.  Please ask for Lloyd Blankfein and my executive assistant will be able to get you in touch with me and we can get the ball rolling."

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 13:00 | 1026452 Oracle of Kypseli
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Another one is:

Dear sir,

Thanks for the offer. Unfortunately, my account is frozen due to a dispute with the bank and they will not release any of my funds until I pay them $100k in dispute.

If you send me the $100k to unfeeeze my account, i will be able to deal with you and sent you the $1MM.


Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:04 | 1026198 Max Hunter
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A few years ago, when I first started getting them, I forwarded them to the local FBI.. :)

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:46 | 1026392 LeBalance
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but...but...but, that's their origin.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:22 | 1026249 SheepDog-One
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Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:26 | 1026269 nope-1004
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US monetary policy is now RUMOR MILL policy.


What an absolute JOKE !!!!!!


Control commod's through rumors.  THE US GOV'T AND ITS FAILED PRINTING POLICIES ARE A JOKE !!!!!!!!!!!


Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:45 | 1026381 malikai
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I loled, hard.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:44 | 1026132 Ancona
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Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:59 | 1026187 French Frog
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... but erroneous: it would be (no such thing as; here in engerland we don't all belong in the .com family you know)


Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:04 | 1026203 lance_manion
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Au contraire! works just fine.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:21 | 1026255 French Frog
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quite clearly you are not looking at where your browser redirect you when you go to

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:24 | 1026270 CPL
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No, we all least it's not as bad as getting decoyed by

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:35 | 1026332 French Frog
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good one

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:38 | 1026343 lance_manion
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Nope.  Redirection is dependent upon your ISP portal location, I suspect.  If entered as such, a browser remains at, at least here in Canada. 

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:56 | 1026442 French Frog
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in this case i do offer my most sincere and humble apology


Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:46 | 1026139 jesse livermoore
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Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:27 | 1026283 Michael
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My world sources tell me North African and Middle Eastern countries are getting ready to pull the plug on the dollar.

Covert withdraw of dollar denominated assets are on-going. Protection of precious mettle reserve measures are underway.

The closing of markets in specific areas to shut out western arbitrage will continue.

A spike in US Treasury yields is imminent.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:47 | 1026140 alien-IQ
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ZH: Doin our part to keep the no fly list in seven digit territory.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:49 | 1026408 Bob
Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:48 | 1026144 wagefreedom
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whoa-- I thought I was the only guy who got/agreed to this-- am I F'ed??

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:58 | 1026179 Gully Foyle
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"whoa-- I thought I was the only guy who got/agreed to this-- am I F'ed??"

About two years ago there was a news story regarding a county treasurer who was scammed by this. She lost something like a quarter of a million dollars.

That means you now have the credentials to run for office.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:23 | 1026259 CPL
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Education shouldn't be used as a measuring stick to how smart someone is, but more of a guide post on how well they follow instructions by others.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:49 | 1026145 DonnieD
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So it's been Ghadaffi sending me those e-mails all this time.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:00 | 1026189 Sudden Debt
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And luckely for me, he accepted payment with my visa. I just had to give my account number and security codes.

I'm so going to get rich!


Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:21 | 1026257 CPL
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You are both fools.  I'm waiting for a response back from my nigerian prince.  Any day now my ship will come in.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:18 | 1026243 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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""So it's been Ghadaffi sending me those e-mails all this time.""

...Yup....Trying to move his cash to Vancouver BC, Canada...

"Canada's four Western Provinces...with a plethora of natural resources and only 12.5 million citizens, led by gateway city, Vancouver BC...

Based on a combination of environment, health care, culture and infrastructure, Vancouver topped the list of the world's most liveable cities for the fifth straight year, according to a new report....."

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 13:32 | 1026584 anarchitect
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Do you really believe this crap? A city where the average home price is 9 times the median income, where an overdue earthquake would come with liquefaction, where the sheep vote socialist, and which has a metro population over 1 million with practically no expressways? Granted, it's a nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

Ahh, the report came from The Economist. Which explains much.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:49 | 1026147 Mae Kadoodie
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Ah, the old Libyan scam.  Who hasn't gotten one of those e-mails?

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:49 | 1026148 Racer
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That is what the banksters are doing every day with POMO

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:51 | 1026149 Cognitive Dissonance
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Dammit, did you respond as well?

Well I was first so you're the looser.

[ L ]

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:51 | 1026151 Oh regional Indian
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+++ Very nice.

And OT, TD, can I suggest re-christening the ChairSatan a little?


How is ChairShaitan (Shaitan, Etymological parent of Satan, in Arabic).

It's got some Zing and comes off th etongue with a little Swing.


Even the ME will get behind it.


Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:52 | 1026155 Temporalist
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I responded...I said send me some gold I will convert it for you free of charge.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:53 | 1026157 cougar_w
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I get those like 3 times a day. I though it was just me.

Gadhaffi must be desperate. I'd help him out except he's a useless old fucker.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:51 | 1026159 alien-IQ
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market going red, oil bouncing back. QUICK...START A NEW RUMOR!!!!

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:56 | 1026178 Cognitive Dissonance
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Someone needs to create a random rumor generator.

Where's Banzai7 when you need him?

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:05 | 1026209 alien-IQ
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something tells me he's conjuring one up as we speak...he rarely disappoints.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:16 | 1026230 Cognitive Dissonance
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Banzai7 is working on Cats this morning. Hilarious.

Those who follow him on twitter get all his stuff fresh off the printer.!/williambanzai7

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:27 | 1026289 I Am The Unknow...
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Thanks for the link!  I think I have a new favourite website!

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 13:09 | 1026487 Cognitive Dissonance
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He had me worried when he briefly switched to other barnyard animals, but now he's safely back to least for the moment.

Witnessing an artist in real time is not for the faint of heart.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:53 | 1026163 ISEEIT
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The best smart ass is a great smart ass. Nobody beats Tyler.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:52 | 1026164 InconvenientCou...
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<<Hi please hold for the Col.

>>OK but speed it up. I have a meeting with the NY Fed.

<<LLoyd! hello! this is Mumi long time no see how are the wife and kids?

>>Hey, my good friend, I'm in a real pinch here and you're the first person I thought of calling.

<insert shitty deal here>

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:55 | 1026166 gordengeko
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TD you got that from chavez didn't you!

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:08 | 1026174 Franken_Stein
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This is an all-out war now, guys !


Goldman Sachs hires law firm to shut blogger's site


Goldman Sachs is attempting to shut down a dissident blogger who is extremely critical of the investment bank, its board members and its practices.

The bank has instructed Wall Street law firm Chadbourne & Parke to pursue blogger Mike Morgan, warning him in a recent cease-and-desist letter that he may face legal action if he does not close down his website.

Florida-based Mr Morgan began a blog entitled "Facts about Goldman Sachs" the web address for which is just a few weeks ago.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 16:10 | 1027213 mrdenis
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That's Mike Morgan's old site !  

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:56 | 1026176 What_Me_Worry
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This is probably the happiest moment of my life. 

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:00 | 1026191 alien-IQ
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as Sandra Bernhard once said: "I feel like a mole on Marilyn Monroe's cheek...I'm just happy to be here"

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:25 | 1026271 serotonindumptruck
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Good job!

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:57 | 1026180 Smaug
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This is a great post. I wonder if Qaddafi is going into exile in Nigeria.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:01 | 1026195 Sudden Debt
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Not Nigeria, but a place with the same kind of laws :  WASHINGTON



Mon, 03/07/2011 - 11:58 | 1026183 GolfHatesMe
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So freaking funny!  This site is my only saving grace.  Thanks for improving a crappy morning.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:01 | 1026194 william the bastard
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Looks like a great opportunity!

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:06 | 1026208 Robert-Paulson
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Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:08 | 1026214 RacerX
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+1 Classic..

Glad it didnt' get sent to the SPAM folder. Lol..

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:09 | 1026218 Josh Randall
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Solid Gold

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:12 | 1026225 adonisdemilo
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probably from blythe, trying to cover some of her silver losses

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:13 | 1026231 Piranhanoia
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So I really do own those oil wells the email told me about?  And I just bought electric.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:14 | 1026234 jomama
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they've been trying this with apartment ads on craigslist now too:  (a response I got to an inquiry)


  Thank you for your response about my house.I have been receiving so many proposals regarding this house and here is the address to drive-by the neigbourhood (Address: **********,City: San Francisco, State:CA Zip code: 94123).I personally own the house and I am willing to rent this house to someone who is responsible, experienced and will take care of the house as if it is his own.Pets are allowed as long as they are well-behaved and there are no extra charges on pets. I am currently in United Kingdom on a missionary work for God. This is our website to learn more about the missionary work ( Moreover,i will be staying for about 3-6years in United Kingdom with my family and the paper work/keys to the house are here with me in the UK. Don't be surprised when you get to the home and see a Realtor sign with different price, i had theintention of renting the home through them, but they are not serious to find the right
 tenant as
they have many house to lease out, I have decided to rent it out myself as a home owner, Because it is a very beautiful home can't wait to see the new tenant taken care of the home. So i will want you not to bother yourself about any sign you might see there with a management company, I also don't want you to contact them because i am renting out my house myself and don't have anything with them anymore. Moreover, i have canceled my contract with them and decided to rent it out myself. Therefore, if you know you are capable of taking care of my house, get back to me so that I can provide you with the rent questionnaire i would want you to answer. The first month lease rent is $1000 and refundable security deposit is $500.The total move-in cost is $1500. Feel free to call me on my UK mobile +447024087299 for more information. Note: you can only drive-by the house for viewing to see the outside and neigborhood of the house and get back to me asap so that i
can forward you the rent questionnaire.

Bedrooms:       2
Bathrooms:      1
Property type:  Apartment
Size:    975 sqft
Lot:    4,356 sqft
Section 8: Accepted
Lease: Short term and long term
Pets:    Dogs, Cats, Other Pets are accepted and no extra charges.
Address:    ******** St, San Francisco CA

        I awaits your quick response and the experience you have in taking care of house
Robert E Clark.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:16 | 1026236 Hugh Jorgan
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I have been receiving emails like that from my banker at JPM weekly for the last 20 years-what's the big deal?

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:17 | 1026239 Salvatore CFA
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Actually, we now have an NSA visual for "Benghazi Deep Throat," a/k/a, the Khadaffi rumor source. Highly-placed within the government, "BDT" has Moammar's ear, as the Colonel is a big fan of "Wall Street" and "Hot Shots! Part Deux:"


Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:19 | 1026246 MrBoompi
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You mean I might have just lost that $1 million?

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 17:05 | 1027369 goldsaver
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Its ok, is only paper. Now, if you would have paid in gold, thats a different story.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:21 | 1026252 whoopsing
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it's a great man who can crack a joke in a shitstorm. Tyler,with all the new's you bring us,it's a wonder you have time for this...(not that it's a bad thing)....rock on

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:21 | 1026256 DispenzPez
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Qadaffy duck should have demanded PMs, doesn't he know ink-on-paper coupons are the locust plague, he really is a 2W bulb in search of a socket.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:22 | 1026258 vote_libertaria...
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har har har....classic

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:25 | 1026281 FrankIvy
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laughing out loud.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 12:47 | 1026395 locinvestor
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One comedy bit deserves another:

(Recently posted on Craigs' List)

For sale. Long-term superpower/empire now on a downward spiral.

The Prospectus:

Has a population with mostly good people trying to do the right thing in a global depression caused by their Powers that Be and banking system.

Like any society, they have their fringe nutcases. Some of which are trying to run for President in 2012.

Unchecked govt. spending and borrowing (mostly from China). Apparently basic math means nothing to them.

Not all but much of their population has a mass apathy problem.

Our Recommendations:

It's not a total writeoff yet. If you do buy it, our suggestion is sell off the arms and bases worldwide. If you do, you'll save money and gain massive positive pr globally. Others worldwide hate the govt.'s policies but like the citizens.

Any questions. You know where to find us.


Mon, 03/07/2011 - 13:07 | 1026474 Village Idiot
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This sounds strangely familiar to the response on my "car for sale" ad on Craigslist. Is the colonel shopping getaway cars, too?

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 13:05 | 1026475 slewie the pi-rat
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Dear Col. G @Lybyayoyem.con:  this is to advise you that we have sold the "Your Ass Is Mine" 'credit default swap' insurance on the now-uninsurable insurgents in the East, right at the top 0 the market for you, Laddie.  if they don't like yer styoooopid gold-frikaseed, rag-headed ass, just shut the fuking valve! 

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 19:15 | 1027824 creviceCaress
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GOD!!.....naw, wasn't him.... i see it randomly every now and then, we talked just this afternoon actually......that which is all of no being said it was that fucker Ghadafi!!! yep, he went on an acid trip, invoked the wrath of Golgatha..(@@@!**&^&*!!!!}{}{}{}{}{}{)...thats the online version of the evil eye fyi......which in turn spreads mayhem to country bands. i say we officially take GGhadaffy off the CIA payroll immediately, then wax his ass. just to be safe.

Mon, 03/07/2011 - 20:27 | 1027993 lsjcma
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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 03:46 | 1028945 oak111
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Sorry Colonel,

since your son Hannibal was arrested in Geneva in 2008 on violence-related matters, you started a diplomatic row and withdrew your money from Switzerland. 

So, not only have you some narcissistic problems, but probably early signs of Alzheimer (forgetfulness), your paranoid behavior being another typical manifestation of this affliction. 

Why don't you just leave the scene and leave "your" country in the hands of more honest and capable leaders, who's first interest is the people and not just their own clan or family. As for "your" wealth, we suggest you return it to the people, as all the money can not give you back your mental health.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!