Taibbi: "Goldman Raped The Taxpayer, And Raped Their Clients"

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Thu, 02/18/2010 - 10:26 | 235304 THE DORK OF CORK
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In this strange Goldman world of ours

I feel as if I have been pressed ganged into the Royal Navy

without the meagre comforts of my rum ration

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 10:28 | 235318 FreakuentFlyer
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no more rum in the navy either. it's cans of beer now!

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 10:32 | 235323 THE DORK OF CORK
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It better be Carlsberg ,I don't want no stinking Budweiser

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:20 | 235486 Going Down
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Sorry. We only serve Tsingtao.

 

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:47 | 235536 THE DORK OF CORK
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Do you find that the presence of heavy metals gives that beer its distinctive Bite.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:28 | 235597 Going Down
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"It's the water." And fuck Coors.

 

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 15:35 | 235816 Anonymous
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I had to check the article date.
I thought it was from Feb 2009.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 10:54 | 235339 Anonymous
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all true, and all just pissing in the wind. Nothing will change, the rich will get richer. God Bless America.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 10:30 | 235321 dark pools of soros
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i drink your milkshake...    priceless!!

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 10:39 | 235325 Anonymous
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This column must have been written in the waning hours of a Vicodin haze.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 10:42 | 235327 trav7777
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So what's the solution, Taibbi?  The first person who goes and shoots one of these traitors will be executed under hate crimes and as a terrorist.

"We" are not the enablers, our owned government is.

In EVERY socialist system across the globe, this exact same thing is happening.  The Greeks have low personal debt but their sovereign is bankrupt.  The oligarchs there did the same scam, load the sovereign up with debt to its gills.

I was the one who used "Bamboo Lounge" first, btw lol, over on TF

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:03 | 235356 Anonymous
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In Europe people have guts and go on the street. They strike, they revolt, they get loud and cause serious damage to those who hurt them.

Americans are pussys.

You get what you deserve, straight in the butt from your elected leaders and their cronies.

Do I have a point ?

Face the mirror sheople !

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:17 | 235480 Anonymous
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I do admire how the French kidnap their business people!
Gotta love it.
Don't worry about us, WE WILL WAKE UP,and when we do, its
going to be ugly
Anger is definitely building to a crescendo here....
people are slowly waking up
Many Chumbawamba's....

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:51 | 235537 Missing_Link
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In Europe people have guts and go on the street. They strike, they revolt, they get loud and cause serious damage to those who hurt them.

 

Americans are pussys.

Have you guys noticed that the Tea Party protesters are out in the streets doing exactly the kind of (peaceful) protests you're referring to?

And yet, ZH commenters seem to universally write them off  ...  and Taibbi, too, is incapable of growing beyond his infantile leftist partisanship, and smears the people participating in the protests as conservative ignoramuses (when they are, in fact, protesting EXACTLY the same things that he is).

How strange.

All these cries for protest, and yet when people actually DO protest very loudly in every city against what's happening, they're written off as "tea-baggers" and conservative idiots (despite the fact that the crowd contains roughly equal numbers of liberals, libertarians, and constitutionalists).

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:30 | 235601 dark pools of soros
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the tea party got hijacked - it shouldn't even be used as a political vehicle.  It should just be used to raid GS et all and lynch them..  figuratively or literally 

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 14:04 | 235646 Anonymous
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The Tea Partiers are nothing more then the angry fringe of the republican party pissed that there is a black president. The few uninformed extras peppered through out the fractured gatherings are out of work and mad as hell. Except they really don't know who or what to be mad at so they find comfort in shaking their fists at dog whistle terminology like 'socialism' and 'obamacare. Meanwhile they are surviving off the teat of the government through their unemployment benefits after having lost their job to the boondoggle that is outsourcing. No job equals no health insurance because a roof becomes the obvious choice over unaffordable COBRA.

Those who are working have not seen any significant increase in their earnings as their outlaying expenses have exponentially gone up.

Now, the tea party leaders are colluding with the very same politicians they bemoan. The Palin's and Steele's of the world are co-opting the movement and will surely absorb these woefully uninformed. This ensures they continue chasing their own tails because the anger is misplaced. The charlatan politicians are using this ignorance to their own advantage. For sure this movement has already been blunted and the splintering factions is beyond emendable.

So that's that for the tea partiers.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 14:29 | 235677 Anonymous
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Tea Parties?

Oh you mean those rallies that are orchestrated by the propaganda arm of Rupert Murdoch, Inc.

What's it stand for? Taxed Enough Already?... Are you? Taxed... Enough... Already?

It's just another distraction to make you feel like you're "stickin it to the man" on your way to the unemployment office to pick up last week's check.

Fri, 02/19/2010 - 03:38 | 236895 Frank Owen
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Missing Link - You're a riot. What would those Liberals in your Tea Party think of your comments like "and Taibbi, too, is incapable of growing beyond his infantile leftist partisanship". Plus they're only doing one thing mentioned there - Going to the street but the Europeans don't need Fox news to tell them to do it. Strikes? nope. Revolt? naw. Get loud and cause serious damage? Nope. There's a growing amount of people starting to want a revolution but The Tea Party seems to have been hijacked right from the start. Sarah Palin + the Tea Party?? What does she want a revolution for, more highways to nowhere??

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:57 | 235556 Cognitive Dissonance
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Clearly we Americans are superior in this case. While you Europeans are choking on your training and indoctrination, we Americans long ago recognized that resistance is futile and are happily marshaling our economic armies with the intention of taking over the world. Get with it dude. Accept the programing and join the hive before you find yourself on the wrong end of a currency collapse.

<sarcasm off>

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:21 | 235380 SteveNYC
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At least they kept themselves out of hock, the average Yank is indebted up to the eyeballs. College, mortgage, car, credit card.....it ain't pretty, and it's getting uglier.

These pieces of shit are the enablers. They are the global crack dealers that have bought-off and infiltrated the already-corrupt "cops".

As long as greed and ignorance are the dominant themes affecting humans, they will continue to prosper.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:58 | 235442 DaveyJones
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They're drug dealers posing as drug counsellors

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:40 | 235521 gmrpeabody
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LOL...but so true.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:51 | 235418 Crab Cake
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The solution, of course, is a jubilee, justice enforced, and renewal of the social contract. 

How do we get to that solution?  I can't see that yet, it's murky. 

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:45 | 235533 glenlloyd
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Jubilee aint gonna happen...why? Moral Hazard.

Besides, there's no equity in it for those who didn't play the ridiculous "live beyond your means" game.

There have to be winners and losers, not everyone can win.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:21 | 235592 covered
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I tend to see the solution in much the same way as Crab Cake. I would also toss in seizure of assets along with prosecutions. As to getting to that point, I think Taibbi's point of laymen, or potential jurors, "giving a shit" is well taken.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 14:25 | 235673 Real Estate Geek
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Gotta get an attitude like Al Capone's in The Untouchables:  "I want him DEAD!  I want his family DEAD!  I want his house burned to the ground!  l want to go there in the night and piss on his ashes!"

Here's De Niro's audio clip of that line:

http://tinyurl.com/yjyukop

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:08 | 235465 BernankeCo
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Solution is to abolish the fed

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:23 | 235489 Anonymous
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and let Congress create monetary policy? no fucking way...
The solution is to apply complete transparency to the FED,
or create a new FED that is transparent. I mean completely
transparent. But letting congress handle money ie eq to
giving a two year old a loaded pistol in a crowded room

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 12:31 | 235498 dark pools of soros
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you're busting on Taibbi??   this guy has done a shitload and you jumping up for a coined phrase??  Taibbi had the balls to create eXile - and now attacks GS in a major mag routinuely..

 

we all need to keep spreading the news to every blind fuck american even if you don't like your neighbors

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:08 | 235538 BernankeCo
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America going down slippery slope

Larry Blankfein sanctimoniously explained Adam Smith’s invisible hand. 

The future for the USA is very bleak; a future resembling that of a socialist country like Canada or UK, but far worse.

With mass complacency to big government, nanny state initiatives people's constitutional rights will slowly be eroded.othing!" We live in a Financial Aristocracy and D1CTAT0RSHIP!

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:37 | 235609 B9K9
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Tyler, you really need to put a junk counter in place that automatically bans user accounts once a certain threshold is reached.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 16:20 | 235949 dark pools of soros
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would there be a Leo exception???  :)

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 18:31 | 236451 Haywood Yablomi
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One that picks up EVERY post that Leo writes? 

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 10:57 | 235344 Anonymous
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Taibbi concludes:

"It isn't so much that we have inadequate rules or incompetent regulators, although both of these things are certainly true. The real problem is that it doesn't matter what regulations are in place if the people running the economy are rip-off artists."

Meanwhile on ABC World News last night the lead story was Tiger Woods and his upcoming press conference on Friday.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:01 | 235350 BernankeCo
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I am surprised at how many people in the financial world are now aware of what a scam the Federal Reserve and fractional reserve banking system is. These international bankers have been robbing the US since 1913 when the Federal Reserve began.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:10 | 235364 Anonymous
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You sound like a real quick study.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:11 | 235366 THE DORK OF CORK
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I find your generic comments BernankeCo fascinating in their blandness

Well done you get a star young man

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:24 | 235386 Anonymous
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He's sanitized like a Kosher Deli counter when the Rabbi visits.

Nothing a little butt rape couldn't complexify significantly, you violent ancient druidic bastard.

-MobBarley
Tiocfaidh ár lá bitches!

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:29 | 235391 Anonymous
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Americans submit to their elected dictators.

No guts to stand up and claim their rights.

Its laughable how stupid americans have become.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:08 | 235525 BernankeCo
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Larry Blankfein sanctimoniously explained Adam Smith’s invisible hand. 

The future for the USA is very bleak; a future resembling that of a socialist country like Canada or UK, but far worse.

With mass complacency to big government, nanny state initiatives people's constitutional rights will slowly be eroded.othing!" We live in a Financial Aristocracy and D1CTAT0RSHIP!

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:03 | 235353 bugs_
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Great article what a hoot.

"Rumanian Box"!!!

 

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:05 | 235357 drbill
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How long before the squid decides that Taibbi needs to have a fatal "accident".

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:53 | 235425 macfly
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Since the squid owns the White House, it must also own the Secret Service. We know how good the other SS was at making it's foes vanish, so lets see how this one stacks up.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 13:59 | 235639 Anonymous
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This one stacks up pretty good once you consider the fates of Ron Brown and Vince Foster.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 22:33 | 236943 Dburn
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JHC, you guys are still hung up over that?

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:57 | 235439 Anonymous
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Fortunately, Tiabbi has ink, too.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:08 | 235361 Fish Gone Bad
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To help out the overworked people at the animal shelter, Goldman employees volunteer to kill small puppies.  This gets them ready for the real dirty work ahead of raping and pillaging the world.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:13 | 235367 Anonymous
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It's all Greek 2 me!

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:15 | 235370 SWRichmond
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Excellent street level summary of an incredibly important story.  Thanks, Matt, for not letting go.  Push push push.  I will be more than delighted to get back to arguing with my liberal friends once, together, we have successfully routed out the banking oligarchy that runs this country.  But routing them out must be job #1.  Through theft they are destroying hope and opportunity; it must stop, and we must stop them. 

Yes, the MIC can be next.

Donating to ZH and subscribing to RS today.

Thu, 02/18/2010 - 11:23 | 235384 gmrpeabody
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Good luck....they own the courts, they own the lawyers, they own the schools, they own the media, they own all public servants. The banks own them.

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