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Reuters Releases George Soros Obituary By Mistake: "Enigmatic Financier, Liberal Philanthropist Dies At XX"

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Update - that didn't take long:

Reuters erroneously published an advance obituary of financier and philanthropist George Soros. A spokesman for Soros said that the New York-based financier is alive and well. Reuters regrets the error.

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First CNN, then AP, now Reuters: the entire media is increasingly starting to look like amateur hour. Unless, of course, Soros is like Osama, and had several "reincarnated" body doubles, with the original specimen long gone.

Here is our suggestion for another prepared article: "Today after XX centuries of monetizing debt, the Emperor of the Galactic Central Bank, Gaius Maximus Printius Bernankius the DCLXVIth, ended QE in the year of the alien invasion, XXXXX. Bread costs XXXXXXXXXXX."

Just out from Reuters, an article which will certainly be withdrawn in milliseconds. Intern heads will roll for this, although it would be truly "New Normal" if Soros were to have a heart attack upon reading news of his own death, and die from it.

George Soros, enigmatic financier, liberal philanthropist dies at XX
5:41pm EDT

By Todd Eastham

WASHINGTON, XXX (Reuters) - George Soros, who died XXX at age XXX, was a predatory and hugely successful financier and investor, who argued paradoxically for years against the same sort of free-wheeling capitalism that made him billions.

He was known as "the man who broke the Bank of England" for selling short the British pound in 1992 and helping force the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Exchange Rate Mechanism, which devalued the pound and earned Soros more than $1 billion.

And his Soros Fund Management was widely blamed for helping trigger the Asian financial crisis of 1997, by selling short the Thai baht and Malaysian ringgit.

"Subsequently, Prime Minister Mahatir of Malaysia accused me of causing the crisis, a wholly unfounded accusation," Soros wrote in The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered," in 1998.

"We were not sellers of the currency during or several months before the crisis; on the contrary ... we were purchasing ringgits to realize profits on our earlier speculation."

Still, economist Paul Krugman, was one of many observers who accused Soros of helping trigger the crisis.

In 1999, Krugman wrote that "nobody who has read a business magazine in the last few years can be unaware that these days there really are investors who not only move money in anticipation of a currency crisis, but actually do their best to trigger that crisis for fund and profit."

Still, Soros has written extensively on the folly of what he has called free market "fundamentalism," the belief of many conservative economists that markets will correct themselves with no need for government intervention.

In Soros' view, markets and investors are subject to "mood" swings, or a prevailing positive or negative bias which can be exploited by savvy investors but which inevitably lead to damaging market bubbles and boom/bust cycles.

An enigma, wrapped in intellect, contradiction and money.

A Jew born in Hungary as the Nazis were gaining power in Germany, Soros survived World War Two and then emigrated to Great Britain, where he earned a degree from the London School of Economics in 1952, and landed his first job in the financial industry largely through pure stubborn chutzpah.

OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE

While at the London School, Soros studied under the economist and philosopher Karl Popper and a main vehicle for his philanthropy, the Open Society Institute, is named for Popper's two-volume work, "The Open Society and Its Enemies."

In that work, Popper develops the philosophy of reflexivity, a theory first articulated by William Thomas in the 1920s that posits that individual biases enter into market transactions, coloring the perception of economic fundamentals. Soros has attributed his own financial success in part to his understanding of the reflexive effect.

Key to understanding that effect is recognizing when markets are in a condition of near-equilibrium, or in disequilibrium. Soros has observed that when markets are rising or falling rapidly, they are typically marked by rising disequilibrium, and the dispassionate investor can capitalize on that recognition.

While Soros has benefited enormously from this understanding (Forbes put his wealth in 2013 at $19 billion, making him the world's 30th richest person, not counting the roughly $8 billion he has given away through various charitable entities he controls), he has argued nevertheless for strong central government regulation to correct for and counterbalance the excesses of greed, fear and the free market.

Popper's idea of fallibilism, which posits that anything one believes may in fact be wrong, is another key principle that has guided Soros in his career, and his philanthropy.

Soros' philanthropy since the 1970s, when he began funding the studies of black students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, has been marked as much by his personal journey as by the needs of the communities he has set out to serve.

His efforts through the Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundations have been skewed toward the effort to promote democratic values in the post-Soviet economies of Central and Eastern Europe, where he witnessed the rise of communism in Hungary after World War Two.

"The bulk of his enormous winnings (as an investor and speculator) is now devoted to encouraging transitional and emerging nations to become 'open societies,'" former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker wrote in the foreword to Soros' "The Alchemy of Finance" (2003).

"Open," Volcker wrote, "not only in the sense of freedom of commerce but - more important - tolerant of new ideas and different modes of thinking and behavior."

PHILANTHROPY, POLITICS

Soros also pledged $50 million in 2006 to the Millennium Promise, led by economist Jeffrey Sachs, to provide educational, agricultural and medical aid to help poor villages in Africa. And the Open Society Institute has expanded its giving to more than 60 countries around the world, giving away roughly $600 million a year.

Soros was an early supporter of the peaceful transformation of the Solidarity movement in Poland and Open Society Institute programs were considered by many Western observers to be a key factor in the success of the "Rose Revolution" in Georgia.

While his philanthropy has earned him friends around the world, his political giving has earned him both friends and enemies. Former President George W. Bush, who Soros blamed for turning the United States into "the main obstacle to a stable and just world order," was perhaps the biggest single target of his political wrath.

"By declaring a 'war on terror' after Sept. 11, we set the wrong agenda for the world," Soros told Newsweek magazine in a 2006 interview. "When you wage war, you inevitably create innocent victims."

In a bid to stop Bush's re-election, Soros donated $23.5 million to more than 500 liberal and progressive groups during the 2003-2004 U.S. election cycle.

Other causes that have attracted Soros' generosity include drug policy reform. He donated $1.4 million to promote California's Proposition 5 in 2008, a failed initiative that would have expanded drug rehabilitation programs as alternatives to prison for non-violent drug offenders, and $400,000 to the successful 2008 Massachusetts initiative to decriminalize possession of less than an ounce (28 grams) of marijuana.

He has also been a vocal supporter of the right to die in dignity, revealing in 1994 that he had offered to help his own mother, a member of the Hemlock Society, commit suicide.

While Soros' life has been marked by remarkable success in his far-flung endeavors, it has not been without defeat. His investment in France's Societe Generale following Jacques Chirac's aggressive program of privatization led to charges of insider trading, which he disputed, and eventual conviction and the payment of a small penalty.

And he was a minority partner in a group that failed to acquire the Washington Nationals Major League baseball team.

But these failings stand out in the life of this remarkably successful Hungarian-American financier, philanthropist and thinker, in contrast to his stubborn refusal to fail in virtually every other venture.

 


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Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment RacerX
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Where do I send the flowers?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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I still can't get over the loss, now that Cher is dead.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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This is weird since I just made a joke on another thread about Abe Vigoda being dead.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:11 | Link to Comment notbot
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Tyler - can you please publish this same thing, only for Krugman?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:14 | Link to Comment ZH11
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I second this motion.

We need a modern spin of J G Ballard's Now:Zero for all our financial enrichment! 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment FL_Conservative
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Weekend at Soros'.  Glenn Beck can play the Andrew McCarthy role.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment Cheesy Bastard
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I won't believe it until I see it on Family Guy 3 weeks ago.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:59 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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It's just too bad it was a mistake...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:06 | Link to Comment bania
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"although it would be truly "New Normal" if Soros were to have a heart attack upon reading news of his own death, and die from it"

No Tyler, that would be called "Christmas".

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 07:07 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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You really know somebody's not liked much when he's not even dead yet and ZH's already celebrating.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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He died at 'XX'?

Too much Mexican Beer?

[Dos Equis?]

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:01 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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George Schwartz, alias "Soros".  From teenage Jew Nazi-collaborator in 1944 Hungary to contemporary Jew-communist billionaire speculator. If the good die young, Schwartz-Soros will live forever. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:19 | Link to Comment Ms. Erable
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Can we have Soros retracted instead of the obit?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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future dictionary entry:

 

Soros (soroz):: see: sociopath

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:19 | Link to Comment 1C3-N1N3
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XX = base 34 for ... um ... (33*1) + (33*34) = 33 + 1122 = 1155

I expect him to make it about that long.

(Lots of repeating digits there.)

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:11 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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Funny and I just mentioned Soros yesterday "oligarchs like Soros and Buffett who are actually over 200 years old but they use a serum of liquid gold and the blood of unborn peasants to sustain their lives."

He is the undead!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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When Vigoda does pass, nobody will believe it!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:56 | Link to Comment The_Dude
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On a long enough timeline.....thank goodness!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:57 | Link to Comment SILVERGEDDON
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Soros has been dead for decades. He was stuffed and mounted same time they did Roy Roger's horse, Trigger. dale Evans had them standing on either side of her fireplace in the 'ole homestead.

The guy you see in media appearances is the Elmo guy in a Soros puppet.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Rahm
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Cry me a fucking river

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment Abi Normal
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One day my friends, one day, your wish will become true, after all he is in his 80's!  This evildoer will answer for his greed and bloodlust!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:29 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Whenever he croaks I'll make a special trip to piss on his grave.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:02 | Link to Comment Ned Zeppelin
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Saving that for Cheney

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:21 | Link to Comment kliguy38
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While you're pissing on it don't step in that king-sized pile of steamin' shit I left on it.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:10 | Link to Comment reTARD
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I'm coming with you. Don't worry I'm not gay. We'll piss on opposite sides of his tombstone, LOL.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:20 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Just don't cross the streams. This one has real consequences...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 22:02 | Link to Comment reTARD
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Is that what they mean when we've made a "death cross" crossover?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:11 | Link to Comment GoldForCash
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Made his first million pulling the gold from dead Jewish prisoners Teeth ...true I heard...

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 02:11 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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As a young boy I learned about opportunity....

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 09:49 | Link to Comment HungryPorkChop
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If you make Billion$ from other peoples demise, breaking currencies and keeping people in poverty........not good!!! 

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:04 | Link to Comment ZH11
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Like he can die! Billionaires are immortal for the benefit of the trickle down effect.

Without them, we'd all be poor!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:22 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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We're led to believe they can't die, but the title of the article clearly states that Soros will die at "XX," which, as we all know, is the secret name of the club in Transylvania where the world elite gather to roast babies and go on puppy hunts.

There is hope.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Cursive
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This is truly laugh out loud funny.  Thank you, Thomson-Reuters, you've made my day.  BTW, Thomson publishes all kinds of tax guides which are probably riddled with as many errors....

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:51 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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"Tragedy today as former President Gerald Ford was eaten by wolves;... he was delicious."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkhwiuRbOEE

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:06 | Link to Comment Lost Wages
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My George Soros obituary: "He spent half the day ruining people's lives and the other half of the day trying to make up for it by being a philathropist."

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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You're half right.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:10 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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I was watching BBC do a segment on his death while he was in the backround jumping up and down yelling "I'm still here!!!"

20 minutes later he fell down.

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 09:20 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Soros should have quoted Samuel Clemens "This report of my death was an exaggeration."

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Bastiat correctly noted that philanthropy is but another con to ruin people's lives. So, you can shorten your obituary significantly.

http://bastiat.org/en/protectionism.html

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment VonManstein
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whoops he is a Marked man obviosuly.. story was ready to role..

error? what typed every letter by mistake..

some changes are coming

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:10 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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This means he'll be fingered as the Boston Bomber and die in a shootout.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:09 | Link to Comment ZH11
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I heard he went long(er) gold yesterday...........

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment jonjon831983
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SAVED

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:06 | Link to Comment Awakened Sheeple
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Lately he looks like a walking corpse, so their mistake is understandable.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:11 | Link to Comment MayIMommaDogFac...
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Oh come on -- he didn't look a day over XX.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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He, like Buffet, will probably outlive us all.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment Spitzer
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Yep, just like all the Nazi's that the Mossad decided to leave alone. He should have been on the list.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:32 | Link to Comment Esso
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Yeah, the bastard's like 375 now, he probably wont die 'til he's 666.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment Godspeed You-Se...
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I usually prefer my circus in a tent. . .but this'll do. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment jonjon831983
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Roman numerals XXX = .... 300?  So, basically they're predicting in about 200 years he'll be dead.

 

He's got a young wife right?  Probably eats her youth to stay alive.  Time for a refill!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:12 | Link to Comment MayIMommaDogFac...
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XXX = 30

CCC = 300

just sayin'.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment jonjon831983
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Thanks apparently, I unedumacated.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:10 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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Fuuking Reuters: they this to me too.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:11 | Link to Comment B2u
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I saw Elvis last week.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment Radical Marijuana
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"... it would be truly "New Normal" if Soros were to have a heart attack upon reading of his own death, and die from it."

Indeed, what could have more macabre appropriateness for Soros, whose ideas are based so much upon "reflexivity?"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reflexivity_%28social_theory%29

Or, enter "Soros reflexivity" in a search engine to see that:

Reflexivity refers to circular relationships between cause and effect. A reflexive relationship is bidirectional with both the cause and the effect affecting one another in a situation that does not render both functions causes and effects. In sociology, reflexivity therefore comes to mean an act of self-reference where examination or action "bends back on", refers to, and affects the entity instigating the action or examination.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:14 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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Video footage of the Soros "death" event:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh8mNjeuyV4

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment BanksterSlayer
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Christmas came early today.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:15 | Link to Comment zendome
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Bah, the MSM has been an ongoing useless joke for years now.  Why expect anything else from them?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment dolph9
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If you read the article Soros was a proponent of the "right to die in dignity."

Ok, Soros, prove it.  You've lived a wonderful life, have more money than anybody can dream of, and you know that just around the corner lies dementia and decline.  Offing yourself is a great way to go and would be a great symbolic act.

Do you think the greedy Jew has it in him?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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dwight shrute proved that 1 bullet could kill 3 people if fired from the right angle-so I nominate Soros,Buffet and Dimon

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment reTARD
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Soros is about to "disappear" soon. I'd like to too.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:58 | Link to Comment Captain Benny
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Exactly.  Someone was tipped off for the next false flag and hit "Submit" on the publish article button a little too early.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment Madcow
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The predator drones got the time zone wrong ?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:18 | Link to Comment otto skorzeny
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"predatory financier"- sounds like Pravda circa 1965

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:19 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Damn. How bout they do George H. W Bush next. I think that F'ker is due.

BitCoin Last price:$102.80

 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:18 | Link to Comment NoWayJose
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Looks like the HFT's are trying to 'Short Soros' and leaked yet another fake story to drive the algos... Only problem is they should have used 'covered shorts' - the ones covered by six feet of dirt!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment tardball
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666 people recommend this. Be the first of your friends.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:22 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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He get's paid every time someone Google's his name.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:28 | Link to Comment oddjob
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I promise never to google maggot.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:23 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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bitcoin is up 7% on the news.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Mine Is Bigger
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Come on!  Everyone knows he died long time ago and came back as an undead!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment RSBriggs
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Not that I care a rat's ass for George Soros, but If I were him I'd seriously be thinking about heading into my end-of-days bunker.  Why would they even have something like that on file, much less available to "accidentally" release?  Nothing about drowning in a bathtub?  Methinks Becky got a little ahead of herself...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:31 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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SOP for all the well known or famous.Started after some hilariously funny obituarys's

were done on the fly in times gone by.

The presstitutes even run them by the pre deceased I've heard.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:23 | Link to Comment Mongrel
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That sorry old son of a bitch has been dead for a long time--he just doesn't know it . . . yet.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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Seriously the guy is a billionaire and he died at an XX club, not even splurging for XXX?  Cheap prick.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:29 | Link to Comment Kiss My Iceland...
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Sigh. He was a man, take him for all in all. We shall not look upon his like .... oh ... Georgy ! What's good ! Just talking about you ....

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:25 | Link to Comment whoopsing
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...And in other news, George Soros has stubbornly refused to fail at living...

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:06 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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Another market he's cornered ... life.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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When it happens for real, I'm throwing a party. Fuck that backstabbing piece of crap who sold out his own people to the nazis death camps.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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You'd think they'd password protect those files or something.

Amateur hour indeed.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment bingo was his name
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RIP Bret Michaels

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:30 | Link to Comment blindman
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sorry, but tylers do comedy as well as they do finance
and markets, dangerous combination I say.
so the msm is now just a tool to trigger algo market
manipulation?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:11 | Link to Comment blindman
Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:31 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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"Unless, of course, Soros is like Osama, and had several "reincarnated" body doubles, with the original specimen long gone."

RAH did this ages ago in "Double Star"

- Ned

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:32 | Link to Comment VyseLegendaire
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Did anyone actually read the obituary? It sounds remarkably sarcastic and humorous, like it was written especially for ZH. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:16 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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The humor was unintentional. Soros is a Rothschild cognate. Redschield controls Reuters. 

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:36 | Link to Comment surf0766
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Communist asshole !

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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What's going on? Gold price crashes, terrorist attacks in Boston, factory explodes near Waco .... and now this.  What is next?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:42 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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they meant undead. alien lizard sucubuses can't die because they aren't alive to begin with.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:44 | Link to Comment Melin
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controlled demolition in 3...2...1...?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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The Matrix is dead!

Long live the matrix!

Signed, The Glitch

Oops. Gooch.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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RIP

Off to Heaven with you, George. :')

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:47 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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'We've had such terrible speculative loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.'”

pull the obit.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:53 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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Well, since Reuters is a Rothschild venue, I guess the assassin got stuck in traffic somewhere.

No bonus for him/her.

Think of a motive to actually do this, quick!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:48 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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From hard on to hard up in 2 seconds. Soon Soros, soon....

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:51 | Link to Comment IamtheREALmario
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Selling one's soul and being demonically possessed has its perqs. The demon can keep the body alive indefinitely, even after the soul has departed. Demon's are not big on maintenance mind you ... so if you see George looking a little ragged you wiull understand.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:10 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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That demon definitely has a handyman special.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:58 | Link to Comment Manipuflation
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Perhaps Mr. Soros should take this faux pas as a hint.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 18:57 | Link to Comment tuttisaluti
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I wouldn't miss him

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:06 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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This was an innocent mistake and demonstrates that some Fed employee has gotten a job at Reuters

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -

Oops. The Federal Reserve accidentally emailed the minutes from its March meeting to 154 people a day early, and those people included employees at some of the world's largest banks.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I guess someone isn't getting any points in their death pool betting pool now.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:10 | Link to Comment koaj
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whichever one of you bitchez is @deadgeorgesoros

 

i love you

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Bicycle Repairman
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Whoa, somebody has outlived their usefulness.  Not much call for a currency, society destabilizer about now.  I thought George got the memo on gold.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:21 | Link to Comment Edward Fiatski
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"Advance obituary", huh? This alleges, that Soros gave the publication authorisation to print it in the first place in case of death.

RESERVE YOUR LEGACY, NOW!! Only $14.99 a month!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:19 | Link to Comment All Out Of Bubblegum
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Pfft. Vampires don't die unless extraordinary measures are taken.

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The media always like to use the buzz word “Philanthropist” when portraying him. Too bad this old shitbag doesn’t give a dime to charities but pumps all his money into lobbying and political  organizations like Center for American Progress, Moveon. org, think progress,  and the Institute for New Economic Thinking to push his and the Globalist agenda.

 

 

That being said, Soro's is old and in terrible health, He will probably go out to grass very soon. Prepare for a disgusting amount of gushing and lionizing of the globalist media's favorite globlist P.O.S.

They will probably gloss over the pending lawsuits against him for trying to choke out his girlfriend.

http://www.ice-news.net/2011/08/18/billionaire-soros-slaps-chokes-28-yea...

Or how he was a Nazi Collaborator that worked with the Nazis to  Seize the property of his fellow Jews and send them off to death camps

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:27 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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the alien invasion

They're probably pissed off because of the inflation Ben exported to their planet.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Overfed
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He's not dead? Fuck!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Aurora Ex Machina
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The last time this happened we got the Noble Prizes, so perhaps there's hope.

 

"George Soros International Currency Prize for Nation State Integration". 

 

 

 

Paid in Sterling.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:46 | Link to Comment moonstears
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Ironically this morning while shaving, not bullshitting here, I wondered "If Soros died today, would there be a demonic force lifted from the earth, like with the blue sky opening, and birds singing?" Then thought "Nah...I guess this evil force would immediately seek another wicked fucker to house it." edit: should have thought "demonic force sucked into the earth, with his soul"(George, you own every suicide and broken family due to your fiat follies, you shit bag)

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment Meat Hammer
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He has been kind of truthy lately.  Maybe he's about to get suicided.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:43 | Link to Comment pauhana
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Would it be entirely too barbaric to just go ahead and bury him alive?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 19:47 | Link to Comment EclecticParrot
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"Rumors of my investment prowess have been greatly exaggerated"

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:01 | Link to Comment Ned Zeppelin
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This was a warning to Soros from TPTB.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:10 | Link to Comment Divine Wind
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Probably scared the crap out of the guy.

Who knows if he is ailing from something.

Nerts to Reuters.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:13 | Link to Comment tradewithdave
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Accidents like this happen all the time... like that time Hank Paulson was testifying to congress and there was that May 6,2010 flash crash. Just an accident. Soros had nothing to worry about. By the way, who owns Reuters?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:20 | Link to Comment PubliusTacitus
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Hopefully, they'll be able to re-publish this very, very, very, very, very, very soon.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:50 | Link to Comment Quantum Nucleonics
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In other news, our new Alien Overlords have appointed one Ben Bernanke, a ghola of the original from Bene Tleilax, as Grand Moff of the new Earth subsidiary.

Sat, 04/20/2013 - 14:20 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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LOL! I could laugh myself by accident right into the slig pen over that one!

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 20:51 | Link to Comment Village-idiot
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Do you think he'll take the hint?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Chippewa Partners
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I don't know what number wife he is on but isn't the Palindrome still playing tennis?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:29 | Link to Comment BuckShotJones
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Enigmatic Financier, Liberal Philanthropist Dies At XXX" or 666

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 21:47 | Link to Comment Blano
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I'm sure this has come up before, but at the beginning of each year there needs to be a ZH Death Pool contest, pick 3 people and if you're right you win a prize.  Used to listen to a radio station that did that and it was rather entertaining I admit.  Someone even won one year.

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 23:05 | Link to Comment Liberty2012
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All of these errors lately - is someone sending smoke signals?

Thu, 04/18/2013 - 23:33 | Link to Comment newengland
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Oh dear. Must be desperate.   Rothschild owned Reuters publishes an obit for Soros. 

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 01:20 | Link to Comment squexx
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In any event, hopefully his death is slow and very painful. Soros deserves to suffer a bit before his evil existance comes to an end!

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 01:39 | Link to Comment Oligarch
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Will he die from a stroke or a heart attack? I believe God takes out revenge at the evil ones in the end ... 

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 01:59 | Link to Comment SqueekyFromm
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I just wrote an Irish Poem over at Naked Capitalism that I hope you guys enjoy. It is kind of deep, in a Joycian way. .

A Bit Of Oh!

There once was a fellow named Soros,
Who died, but there wasn’t much pathos.
But wait! He ain’t dead!
Reuters screwed up, instead!
OMG! (Is the “o” long in “bathos”???)

Squeeky Fromm, Girl Reporter

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 02:50 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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The king is dead.  Long live the king.

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 04:45 | Link to Comment mrdenis
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Did he run the Boston marathon too ?

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 05:06 | Link to Comment rikoder
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"Soros is like Osama, and had several "reincarnated" body doubles"

 

hahaha, I laughed so hard, few will catch the reference.

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 06:09 | Link to Comment Byte Me
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Oh to be XX again....

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 06:34 | Link to Comment jjsilver
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That was no mistake, that was a message from lord Rothschild

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 07:39 | Link to Comment dehdhed
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They don't mention how he was supposed to die.
He probably has more gold than Cyprus.

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 07:41 | Link to Comment harleyjohn45
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Too bad, but time is running out George.

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:40 | Link to Comment Guinny_Ire
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No mention of his learning the practice of the dark arts during his Nazi collaboration period. It is amateur hour!

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 10:39 | Link to Comment Guinny_Ire
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dubba wubba post

Fri, 04/19/2013 - 18:20 | Link to Comment Random_Robert
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The fact that a preapred Obit exists for Mr Soros actually gives me a soothing sense of tranquility that one day he actually will croak...

Part of me was starting to wonder if he actually WAS Darth Sidious.

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