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Ultimate Hedge Fund Deathmatch: Icahn And Ackman As The Real Billionaire Husbands Of CNBC Going Wild

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Following the epic rap battle we noted yesterday, today saw probably the greatest, most enthralling and at the same time most pathetic segment on CNBC (which may or may not have been taken over by Jerry Springer's desperate for ratings producers) ever as 'Bullshitting' Bill Ackman took on 'Cry-baby' Carl Icahn in a no-holds-barred discussion that covered everything from religion, ethics, trust, blasphemy, greed, desperation, and independence. CNBC's Scott Wapner found himself in the middle of a clash of the titans. The full clip has to be seen to be believed but our bevvy of quotes, tweets, and quips should summarize what happens when two Billionaire BSDs get into a pissing competition live on TV.








Part 1 - Ackman...


Part 2 - Icahn calls in and the real screaming begins:


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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:25 | 3186012 Cdad
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Ichan...big loser in this round.  Not even close.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:25 | 3186017 BKbroiler
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The Dukes of Moral Hazard...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:27 | 3186025 Cdad
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The personal nature of his remarks, in addition to his failure to disclose his HLF position, while trying to ignite an epic short squeeze [for personal reasons] was the only measure one needed to assess this round of the fight.  Period.


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:31 | 3186036 trav777
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so what was this, tune in to watch what people with a lot of money say?  Who cares?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:45 | 3186077 MillionDollarBonus_
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:51 | 3186088 Dr. Engali
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Tell me more about this Herbalife. It sounds interesting can I get Hawaiian Skunk or California dream?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:56 | 3186098 shovelhead
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Kosher Kush.

Go with the cup winner.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:02 | 3186116 NotApplicable
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Kudos for the Springer tweet, Tyler!

Too bad they weren't both in studio, then they could've went all Geraldo, tossing chairs and shit.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:05 | 3186120 Pinto Currency
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These children fighting are a complete distraction from the real issues.

Count on CNBC to highlight the playground fight.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:27 | 3186175 Thomas
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I'm sure M-Lo will sift through this debate to see if there were any breaches of interest to the SEC. New cop on the beat.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:43 | 3186236 Divided States ...
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I think this interview was a good the whole world can openly see what the true scums of the world looks like when it comes to these Jews who own Wall Street. Just dispicable but this will spread the word.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:26 | 3186354 Kinskian
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Icahn is a character out of Der Ewige Jude but even the more assimilated types like Ackman and Blankfein are bottomless pits of greed and corruption. People like these have worked to cross and then erase every boundary that's defined America as a country and Americans as a unique people. Nothing but lawlessness and collapse can come from their influence.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:05 | 3186491 James_Cole
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Wow that was priceless! Love Icahn "Hello?? Hello??" Uh oh grandpa's off his meds again!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:26 | 3186573 derek_vineyard
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MDB must have sold avon or tupperware or something....he knows the proceedures

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 19:48 | 3186916 JuicyGrabs
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Citing Nazi propaganda movies to prove your point? You are probably some socialist nazi twat from Germany trolling this board.  Defined America as a country? WTF are talking about? Unique people? What unique people you idiot?

If you were to make lists of ruthless business owners like JP Morgan or Andrew Carnegie, a low % would be from jewish backgrounds.



Fri, 01/25/2013 - 19:40 | 3186905 JuicyGrabs
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Jews own Wallstreet? What about the Christians who own Wallstreet? Are Christian scum any better than Jews or viceversa? You are probably a christian scum yourself.


What about Warren Buffett he's not Jewish?What about Jamie Dimon, who's Greek? What about Mitt Romney who's 100% pure anglo saxon? What about that uber catholic cunt of Newt Gingrich or the uber twisted catholic Santorum?


Also calling these guys Jewish is pretty stupid since they're probably no longer religious. Jews(religious) come from variety of ethnic backgrounds so it's not even  a racial thing. It' s just your stupid brainwashing that makes you spew garbage and other dozen brainwashed twats like you.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 20:06 | 3186949 AllWorkedUp
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Another scum apologist troll shows up to defend the indefensible. YOUR stupid brainwashing makes YOU spew your garbage. Zionist scum.

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 00:05 | 3187303 Id fight Gandhi
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Destruction of the temple in 70AD effectively ended the Old Testament "religion" of the jews. Judaism practiced today is rabbinical Judaism, a man made unfulfilled religion. A better description would be a cabal.

Jews managed to work their ways into the church which is why it's fractured and falling apart. You have so called Christians doing their shit work and defending them.

If you believe anything religious, they are not the chosen people, they are liars. The chosen are the ones who accepted the new covenant.

Remember, they have no king but Caesar.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 20:01 | 3186940 AllWorkedUp
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I'd love to see these two greedy Jews eat eachothers faces off. The scum of the earth, no two ways about it.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:00 | 3186288 Taterboy
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You are not allowed to say "bullshit" on CNBC because it may cause viewers to reflect upon the fact that almost everything said on CNBC is exactly that.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:04 | 3186117 Pinto Currency
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dbl post

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:52 | 3186089 redpill
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See if you can unload one more case of vits on grandma, I think that old bag is still hiding money she won at the nursing home Bridge tournament last July.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:54 | 3186096 NotApplicable
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So... any guesses as to which algo this circus was providing cover for?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:05 | 3186126 prains
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I'm one of your biggest critics as i think your transvaginal mesh has come loose and is causing some kind of toxic reaction which leads to incredibly uninspired satire BUT




slow golf clap on your cadence and subtle delivery this time, bravo

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:17 | 3186147 Tijuana Donkey Show
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I'm worried about your upswing in votes. I miss the trolling troll of old, not this new wave of optimism. I fear you may be smoking to much of the product, and it's causing you issues. 

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:26 | 3186169 francis_sawyer
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I'm guessing that Herbalife doesn't hire 'doomer libertarians' as sales reps... It must be full of retired politicians trying to supplement their guaranteed lifetime incomes...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 18:32 | 3186777 fourchan
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:32 | 3186192 InjuredThales
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:02 | 3186295 Hobie
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You got any of that Radical Marijuana in your garage? That's the only Herbalife I'm interested in.


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:12 | 3186323 RealFinney
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Good luck with that MDB, I struggled for months until I was able to persuade a local retirement community to switch all their nutrition to the sports formula cell activation shakes, the survivors have never looked better

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 19:26 | 3186879 Parrotile
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:27 | 3186024 whatsinaname
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Let them shrews duke it out while I get some aura for myself at good looking prices. Thank you Lord for a little gravity in that market.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:28 | 3186026 bigdumbnugly
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he lost and should just fade into bolivian

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 09:04 | 3215911 Fedaykinx
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:34 | 3186201 The_Dude
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Jeez...all the twisted half-truths, insinuation, misleading facts, derogatory would almost cause you to think that they were raised in a twisted cultural setting that promoted deception and exploiting others.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:23 | 3186528 ToNYC
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Easy read: first punch ad hominem: "this guy Ackman"

Holy On the Waterfront, Batman.

Carl's a gamer and only loses when you can read his cards right. You can bet he was long, but machts nicht.

He admitted his great 'bombastic bushkin' attorney still in network screwed that one up AND that he signed that tight 10-page contract after what was a dinner and handshake. I think he tightened up on the bat and Ackman called his bluff and a good upstate lawyer (thank you, Scotty!) could have seen the clear 'only on flip'- weasel trick (you get to define 'flip' on a handshaake, right?).

Carl was the uber Bully by capturing the flag fast.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:25 | 3186014 Silver Bug
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Wow, the soap opera continues. This interview was a bunch of nonsense.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:27 | 3186022 Divided States ...
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Honestly no one gives a shit about this Jew charade going on TV...if they want to fight this out, dont do it over the phone on TV. Lets put these two phony assclowns in a caged deathmatch with weapons like in Mad Max in Thunderdome. Jim Cramer can be special guest referee.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:54 | 3186082 Silver Bully
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'Lets put these two phony assclowns in a caged deathmatch with weapons like in Mad Max in Thunderdome.'

One could say 'Two men Enter, One Man Leave!' but first you would need two men.


[edit: Personally, I'd rather chant 'Gulag! Gulag! Gulag!', put them both on a horse with a giant Ben Bernanke head, a bottle of water on a stick and push them out into Death Valley. But that's just me.]

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:55 | 3186097 redpill
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Was that Icahn on the phone or Gordon Gecko?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:56 | 3186099 Yellowhoard
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You just got quoted by Cramer.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:59 | 3186107 ParkAveFlasher
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 19:30 | 3186882 JuicyGrabs
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Would you call a smackdown between Romney(mormon christian) and say Gingrich(catholic) a Christian charade?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:24 | 3186015 lemonobrien
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people are stupid; that's why i buy golds; and silvers (but not as much cause it's hard to store).

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:27 | 3186018 CClarity
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Icahn was so disparaging and disdainful. I'd never want to be in a room with him. Bullying baby. Yech. Ackerman a bit of a goody two shoes. Both ridiculous. And they control $billions. That's where we are folks
Sad sad sad. And yes, I'm embarrassed that I watched and was entertained.
Now I feel dirty.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:36 | 3186050 Divided States ...
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Just show how these effin assclowns are bitching about making more and more more money off other people.....when we should be more worried about important things going in such as Japan China tensions, weather trends that moves like the old stock market, youth unemployment in many countries, upcoming debt ceiling, the degradation in the quality of food.....

Watching this just makes me know who I need to take out first when shit really hits the fan.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:26 | 3186019 Joe_in_Indiana
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We are getting to what I call the "Rollerball" stage in our society.  Where is Jonathan E(James Caan) when we need him.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:30 | 3186035 kliguy38
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You are in the last stages of the Supercycle 120 year collapse. Enjoy watching the Jackals fight over the remaining carcaas they'll eat your bones.....THATS what Jackals do.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:59 | 3186108 otto skorzeny
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James Caan-another macho preening wanna-be tough guy Jew

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:14 | 3186140 Bam_Man
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And in his day, an actor's actor. Best ever performance  (of many great ones) was in "The Gambler" (1973).

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:37 | 3186193 francis_sawyer
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I liked him in 'Brian's Song'...


You know ~ back in the day when it was OK for a Jew [playing a Wop], to tell Billy Dee Williams [after Gale Sayers had donated blood to Piccolo], that now he understood why he had a craving for 'chitlins'... & everyone actually laughed...

But nowadays is entirely different... The 'lighthearted' times are over... The system is breaking down & there's money to steal & guns to confiscate... It's FULL ON serious business & it's every man [& his brother] for himself...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:47 | 3186241 tradewithdave
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Chitterlings. Just saying'...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:08 | 3186309 Tinky
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A Courvoisier and Coke toast to you for the nuanced correction.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:26 | 3186020 slaughterer
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Need Part 2 to hear the hedgefundbitchfight

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:27 | 3186028 ejmoosa
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Ackman is believable

Icahn is believable

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 00:52 | 3187333 palmereldritch
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Battlin' Bullyin'aires

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:30 | 3186033 Yikes
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Heard the thing over the radio in my car.  It was awesome.  A real bitch fight.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:29 | 3186034 LongSoupLine
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Two fucking assholes... The worst part is MSM postertard, CNBC getting any attention. Fuckers.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:30 | 3186037 bugs_
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and i learn a new meaning for the acronym BSD

i need to become more careful and say Berkeley Unix

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:32 | 3186040 Agent P
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Let's settle this like men.  We'll go out back and take turns kicking each other in the nuts as hard as we can until one of us falls down...I'll go first.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:34 | 3186046 Yikes
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Housewifes of Wall Street.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:36 | 3186055 q99x2
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:54 | 3186058 Rathmullan
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Can we get them in one of those iron caged rings and hand each of them a chain saw? But I'd rather see two banking heads in a death match.... of course you couldn't get them to fight one another....well... if enough money were at stake.

Meanwhile, good thing that aapl's problems are all company specific, no industry or economic headwind at all, apparently. That way amazon can trade at 72 times 2014 earnings...earnings that are estimated to more than double from very generous 2013 earnings estimates. At least I know where the aapl cap went.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:59 | 3186103 NotApplicable
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I was reminded of the video "Two Tribes" by "Frankie goes to Hollywood."

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:37 | 3186059 Dr. Engali
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Just reading the soundbites Ackman reads like a little pussy ...Icahn is a bully....he's picking on me? What are you a little metro-sexual crybaby? Grow a pair of nuts Ackman.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:41 | 3186064 azzhatter
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Ackman does come across as a real pussy everytime I've seen him interviewed. Like to see him get run over by a garbage truck

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:40 | 3186063 azzhatter
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Ackman is such a smarmy little cocksucker. Icahn is such a smarmy cocksucker. Hard to choose a side

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:46 | 3186079 Dr. Engali
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I say thunderdome for both of them. Two smarmy cocksuckers smarmy cocksucker leaves.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:02 | 3186114 ParkAveFlasher
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Even Aunty Entity's gone Swiss (like "gone Galt", only more chocola-tee-er):

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:40 | 3186219 francis_sawyer
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I say put 'em on either side of a rowboat [like that scene in "The Deep"] & have them break each other's necks...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:47 | 3186242 ZeroAvatar
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They're both spewing enough pigshit to run Bartertown for months. (With Bama's permission, of course)

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:43 | 3186070 DrDinkus
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Oh manna shevitz!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:53 | 3186090 TrumpXVI
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Why can't we all just be friends:-(

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:54 | 3186093 shovelhead
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Not quite as classy as street whores in a hair pulling contest ...

But close.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:58 | 3186102 otto skorzeny
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2 cunty jews fighting over a penny-now you know how copper wire was invented

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:59 | 3186106 apoorboy
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:58 | 3186105 DavidC
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What the heck is 'Urbleife'?


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 18:43 | 3186790 francis_sawyer
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It's Hebrew for "give me our money & I'll give you this snake oil in return"...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:00 | 3186109 Squid Vicious
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How did a nice young German boy like Ackman get involved in running billions anyway? oh, wait....

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:01 | 3186111 NoDebt
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Very entertaining.  Who gives a crap about either of them?  You know what they're on there for and you know why.

Is anyone else bored the last few days around here?  Watching AAPL plummet isn't fun any more.  Watching the rest of the market going up isn't fun any more (please don't misunderstand, I'll still take the money).  Watching bonds do nothing isn't fun any more.  Watching gold churn and do nothing isn't fun any more.  Watching oil going up is depressing, but I'm the only one paying attention to it, so I've got nobody to talk to. 

Maybe I'll watch that clip one more time.  Squeeze the last bit of entertainment out of it for myself.



Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:50 | 3186252 ZeroAvatar
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I'm with ya, no debt......we need some juicy action to spice things up around here.......something out of left field........anything.......

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 19:12 | 3186841 mkhs
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Be careful what you wish for!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:01 | 3186113 Sweedumz
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Many years ago, I came across a quote on 4chan which perfectly sums up this story:


"Who is responsible for this faggotry?!"


Who indeed.


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:04 | 3186121 slightlyskeptical
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Where is Slats Grobnik when you need him?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:06 | 3186127 Frederic Bastiat
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Ackman is right.  This thing is a pyramid. 

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:19 | 3186150 Bam_Man
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And he was also right when he said it is "the best run Ponzi scheme in the history of the world". So shorting it at any given time is definitely playing with fire. Kind of leads one to believe that these guys (and Ackman in particular) are very much like compulsive gamblers.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:40 | 3186216 spanish inquisition
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"the best run Ponzi scheme in the history of the world"

He better watch his mouth or Ben might get pissed and take him down.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:11 | 3186131 HoaX
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Bill Ackman

CEO - Perishing share

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:12 | 3186135 EclecticParrot
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Even worse than seeing this Fatcats-with-Handbags spoiled sorority-girl slapfest is the self-flagellation of CNBS trumpeting the "best financial moment in TV history."  Oh, really?  With the markets and world economies at a major inflection point, you'd think they'd have something better to cover and, hence, their ratings issue as previously noted by the Tylers.  

Though I missed today's rock-em sock-em robot festival, I doubt it matched the importance of Jon Stewart eviscerating Cramer a few years ago.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:12 | 3186136 Bokkenrijder
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"Errr...hello...?" Reminds me a bit of Beavis and Butthead working the drive through.

Carl is a pathetic schmuck, just look at TWA.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:13 | 3186137 “Rebellion to t...
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After listening to this cat fight on the television, while simultaneously trying to suck his own dick from his bean bag chair, the Honorable Charles Schumer,  in accordance with his Magnificence..... The Self-Revered Barack Obama, have hereby decreed to tax Icahn and Ackman 100% of their net worth.
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:35 | 3186145 Bam_Man
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Two greedy animals who don't know the meaning of the word "enough".

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:27 | 3186171 Bokkenrijder
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"Stop bullying me!" Hahaha! What a pathetic asshole is that Icahn boy!

I don't really give a rat's ass about either one of them, but Icahn simply doesn't appear to have any hard facts, so out of pure desperation he resorts to slander and acting like a cry-baby.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:28 | 3186181 Eally Ucked
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That's picture of American business, it must be very bad when those dogs are going at each other throat. Good luck to all those american moms, paps, retirement funds and so on. Your future is good hands! At the end they still can retire to Sinay desert to increase head count there.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:30 | 3186182 lizzy36
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They should settle this like all Big Swingin Dicks want to:with a ruler.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:03 | 3186298 spanish inquisition
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Only if they want to measure each others stack of money, that's all they got left.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:34 | 3186195 The_Dude
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:35 | 3186200 curbyourrisk
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Icahn is a douche!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:35 | 3186205 HoaX
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Despite my earlier comment I do have to take Ackmans side in this one. Although its all nonsense in the end of course.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:42 | 3186224 tradewithdave
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Get a life.... A Herbalife.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:47 | 3186243 Scalaris
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Next up: A guide to Honey Boo Boo's 2014 investment strategy and asset allocation portfolio guide. 

Stay tuned.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:53 | 3186259 syntaxterror
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Both of these pieces of shit were saved by Bernanke, Paulson, and Geitner. Fucking talentless mooches.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:32 | 3186596 ToNYC
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F'ing talentless is way better than F'ing luckless. The talentless disease is curable by bending over with the right tribe at the right time. That's not genius, but that's the lettering they order on the shiny jackets here.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:54 | 3186262 Dineroguru
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What a couple of fucking rats made all the bigger from Bennie giving clowns like these rudderless fucks free money.  The entire financial cabal revolves around blow hards like these two...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:58 | 3186285 secret_sam
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Well, after giving careful consideration to this catfight, I think the greater point is being lost...

Ackman has better hair.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:09 | 3186292 xPat
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Hmm... Gotta love Icahn quoting his 28% and 33% returns from the last twoyears. On national television.

But don't worry, Hedge Funds still aren't allowed to advertise performance data publically. Unless you are big enough the regulators are scared of you. I enjoy no such privilege.



Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:11 | 3186321 Medea
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Kill both of these guys.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:36 | 3186349 drivenZ
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as Carl said, if it was someone else doing the HLF short he wouldn't care. But it's Ackman, so he cares. All you need to know. His position on the trade is fueled by emotion. ie the worst reason to ever make a trade.  

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:42 | 3186404 Bunga Bunga
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These guys should just get a real job and make real things.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 19:17 | 3186862 mkhs
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Or maybe get a room?  Lover's spat?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:20 | 3186547 Iam Yue2
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Tawdry. If ever there was to be an advertisement to warn people to stay away from the financial industry, stocks, markets, hedge funds et al.....this is surely it.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:27 | 3186578 Carl Spackler
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Great theater, though.

At least it is better content than CNBS  highlighting billionaires singing Kumbaya all week at a ski resort in Switzerland... while the world slides into darkness.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:42 | 3186629 Hedge Fund of One
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That's why I'm a hedge fund of one. Only account to myself (and unfortunately, the IRS) for my trades. No need to go public.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:48 | 3186652 tsuki
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I'm from Queens, I'm tough.  He's a crybaby Jewboy.  We had a contract, but he violated a verbal contract.  And you're a bully for not agreeing with me.


He's attacking me, trying to scare off my investors.


People actually have money invested with these two douches?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 18:01 | 3186696 Chris88
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This was funny, who knows what really went on between these two but Ackman at least showed some class while Icahn just looked like a douchebag.  On Tuesday at the Greenlight Capital Annual Meeting, prior to the dinner and annual presentation (done by Einhorn himself) we got to listen to Greenlight's portfolio managers and their two top performing external managers.  Towards the end of the Q&A, one woman got the microphone and asked the Greenlight manager what exactly their deal was with Herbalife.  The entire auditorium started to laugh as did the portfolio manager, who told her that he would reserve that question for David.  As you all know, they successfully shorted it but covered for a nice profit.  

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 18:02 | 3186699 Vet4RonPaul
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Now that was funny.  Anyone with their money in that casino deserves their losses.  The real crime is the US Gov backstopping them via the Fed.  Until that stops, the redistribution of wealth from privately employed taxpayers to the elite (eg. major bank shareholders) and taxpayer funded employed (eg. gov workers, teachers, cops, etc.) and not employed (eg. old folks, kids, etc.) will continue.  GOP had their last chance with Ron Paul but completely f'd it up with Romney.  GOP won't win another presidential election folks cuz the demographics are completely against them.  Impetus for change will be uncontrolled implosion, not soft landings.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 20:24 | 3186989 SilverMoneyBags
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Both of these guys are dishonest pieces of crap. Ackman probably did hoodwink Icahn, the ultimate hoodwinker. And with an ego the size of Icahn who apparently has self admittedly been bully people (little jewish boys) since he was in grade school. No way he was gonna let that go, he just sat back and waited 10 years to punk him back. When you deal with tens of millions or hundreds of millions of dollars, nobody relies on a handshake. Icahn is super salty and butthurt.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 21:35 | 3187086 Papasmurf
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While we go into the economic abyss, the best CNBC can find to report on is a food fight between two billionairs.  It's a sad statement on the state of affairs in this nation.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 21:46 | 3187099 adeptish
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Is it still amti-semetic to to call a cry baby jew boy, a cry baby jew boy if you yourself are a cry baby jew boy?

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 05:01 | 3187454 Peter K
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It's like using the n word. There is a natural right............. :)

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 00:46 | 3187336 neutrinoman
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Wow: yiddishe alte kocke pisses on young Jew, courtesy of CNBC. What a network! That anchor was a saint. I should get cable back just to be able to catch such stuff. I accidentally caught Rick Santelli's famous rant in Feb 2009 that started the Tea Party movement. Another unexpected historic moment. Come to think of it, I was watching CNBC the morning of 9/11 ....

As for scum, Jewish, Christian, or otherwise, there's a play by Shakespeare you all need to see, set in Venice. The Jew does the same things the Christians do, but only the Jew gets called on it. The Bard nailed the hypocrisy four centuries ago, but some of us haven't caught up.

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 05:00 | 3187453 Peter K
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...and how does Othello fit in all this?

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 03:11 | 3187423 MeelionDollerBogus
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You know what's really sad from all this interview crap of douchillionaires?

It means when MDB writes this crap without /sarc it really COULD be credible.

I know, I know it's not, it can't be ... but then ... see videos above. And suddenly you realize they really are that snakey. And childish. And completely unashamed about a public display of grade-school swearing & backstabbing.

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 03:17 | 3187428 MeelionDollerBogus
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What is being for argumentation of 'american' billionaires for taking road-side short squeeze only to accusing other 'americans' of squeezing firster and bigger. Make greatest public showing like all teeth no turd.

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 05:26 | 3187462 jmcadg
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Carl Ichan is a complete loser.

I wouldn't trust him as far as I could throw him, which probably isn't far, the fat fuck.

Let's just rewind one bit. When he first 'met' Ackman, he checked with a friend who told him

not to deal with Ackman ... but he decided to deal with him!!! I think this guy is a straight up liar.

It's all hand shakes, and bungs with Icahn. Fuck off you twat.

By the way it's Herbalife with a fuckin' H. This guy is a buffoon, I'm typing as I listen, blah, blah, blah, 

Icahn is such a bad loser. Listen to the pit, they totally side with Ackman. And finally, a CNBC presenter that didn't fawn 

at the end. Good call sonny, great dis. Piss off Icahn.

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 08:39 | 3187497 Grand Supercycle
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HLF  does have a bearish chart ...

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 17:08 | 3188088 hannah
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so when ackman butfucked ichan and they but-birthed maria but-aroma, which one was the babymama and what did the dna results look like...?

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