Carl Icahn Pimpco Slaps Bill Gross As Billionaire Tweet-fight Escalates

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A week ago, completely out of the blue, Bill Gross took a swipe at Carl Icahn, tweeting "Icahn should leave #Apple alone & spend more time like Bill Gates. If #Icahn’s so smart, use it to help people not yourself." Today, Carl Icahn retaliates.

We can't wait as this cage match between a 69 and a 77 year-old escalates and culminates with the inevitable (Im)Mor(t)al Combat fatality.

For now, our money is on the Icahnator.

More impotantly: as the bored billionaires seek Twitter exposure, it is once again popcorn time.

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Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:32 | 4097638 RaceToTheBottom
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Look, Squirrel...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:34 | 4097649 BoNeSxxx
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How long before we see a tweet that says: "If you want to do good, why don't you bring me Dimon or Blankfein's head on a pike, as I have done?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:36 | 4097654 Pladizow
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Bitch Slap, Bitchez!

Why only American billionaires who are so publicly petty?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:41 | 4097679 bania
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yeah, why not sprinkle some of your paper shuffling, SEC ignoring, gains on all the po' people? 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:43 | 4097685 knukles
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Mature people do not wash their dirty laundry in public... especially in a "social media" forum.
Ego, ego, ego, ego

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:44 | 4097697 icanhasbailout
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Isn't most of Gates' "charitable" donation money going to creepy population control measures?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:52 | 4097740 jaap
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Depopulating and killing the useless eaters.

Glad I use Linux and don pay for those scumbags.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:54 | 4097761 Stackers
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Oligarchs have been pushing the con of "giving for the common good" as means to push their "new world order" plans for over a century, dating back to old man Rockerfeller

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:56 | 4097770 Ying-Yang
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"This Bullying has to STOP!"

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:03 | 4097811 fourchan
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buffet should just give it all away and stfu.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:32 | 4097957 redpill
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You should have a pic of the Icahninator stepping on Ackman's head

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:45 | 4098005 ParkAveFlasher
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"#billgross, ima pimp smack yo momz, howya lyk me now?" - A Captain of the Modern American Economy

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:58 | 4098064 Pure Evil
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Those two should just rent a Ritz Carlton room and get it over with already.

Hate = Love = Bromance.

Should we applaud two billionaire flamers gettin' it on or look away in disgust.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:07 | 4098100 mliu_01
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ICant just bought a shit load of twiter shares. IPO coming.

Nothing better than put a good show on a POS before it goes IPO. LOL

you people are easy to play.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:59 | 4098311 12ToothAssassin
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That is a great website for lamp post correlation!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:52 | 4097742 john39
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eugenics and gmo franken food are just more versions of doing 'gods work'.    note, 'god' is an ambiguous term...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:45 | 4097702 HelluvaEngineer
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If you really care about people, why don't you donate towards free mercury and cancer-laced immunizations for the worthless eaters?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:48 | 4097716 stacking12321
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i heard it on

it must be true!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:33 | 4097962 redpill
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Well before you get a flu shot, they do ask you if you are allergic to mercury.  It's like, uh, well, it's fucking poisonous, does that count as an allergy?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:39 | 4097991 Dave Thomas
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That is of course after they've been cramming it into holes in peoples teeth for the past 100 years.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:21 | 4098155 tarsubil
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I mean, yes, we are injected with mercury with the flu vaccine.

And, yes, mercury is obviously bad for you and accumulates in the brain and damages the central nervous system.

And, yes, the studies that say having it in vaccines isn't damaging were done in the 1930s (around the same time US researchers were inoculating subjects with syphillis and refusing to treat them with the known cure, penicillin) and no one has been all that interested in researching it since then.

And, yes, the CDC gets about 150 mil to 175 mil a year for flu activities.

And, yes, GSK and Novartis have annual revenues in the billions and make huge chunks of money off this free marketing campaign from the government and CDC.

But, no, there is no conflict of interest and getting an annual injection that contains mercury to prevent getting the flu less than 50% of the time is clearly the right thing to do.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 14:33 | 4098439 redpill
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Not to mention the vaccine manufacturers are completely indemnified and bear no liability for their products whatsoever.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:43 | 4097691 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Dude, if these billionaires are bored. I can put them to work. Send money my way. While you are at it, give back to the community your ill gotten money. Acting like little children on Twitter. Our best and brightest? 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:51 | 4097661 RaceToTheBottom
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"...bring me Dimon or Blankfein's head on a pike,"

I may become a tweety-nerd myself if that happens

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:47 | 4097714 Emergency Ward
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Hold on now, Bankfiend will start trotting out his own tax-deductible charitable organizations.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:49 | 4097721 Silver Bully
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'Look, Squirrel...'

Was about to say, this article barely qualifies as a distraction. Could really care less what Gross or Icahn think of each other. And in tweets no less. Tylers, I realize the whole 'the markets are falling' thing isn't arriving at a speed you desire, but stooping to this . . . c'mon. Between crap like this and the Simon Black articles, you're starting to lose my daily interest.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:00 | 4097744 RaceToTheBottom
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Yep, I tried to provide some help for the article to even become a distraction....

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:54 | 4097756 What is The Hedge
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Let me see if I have this right......

1. Icahn buys shares in Apple. Now he tells Apple how to run company so as to line his pockets.

2. Icahn donates to charity. Now tells eveyone how they should give.

3. Buy NFLX shares. Publicly praise NFLX. Sell portion of NFLX while simultaneously shorting, most likely.

Yes, let's create a public fight over charitable giving so Carl gets to look like a human being.


Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:33 | 4097645 Dr. Engali
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A  couple of spoiled school girl bitches fighting for attention. 

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:42 | 4097680 kralizec
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And worst of all they are too old and not bitches...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:50 | 4097720 dracos_ghost
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"Girls, Girls you're both pretty (cough cough)". Fucking embarrassments to humanity. And these are the "Titans" the masses are looking to to make things better.


Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:05 | 4097818 Jaspergers
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I literally loled at this title. 


ps--define "doing good", Icahn.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:22 | 4098154 Renewable Life
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These "two little bitchez" are the poster children for "more money then time"!

Hey Carl, GFYS, Hey Bill, GFYS AND stop being a little bitch while you do it! Don't you clowns have an anti-aging scheme or space ship company you can invest in and get the fuck off twitter for a while!

Oh well I guess CNBC needs something to talk about now, since the Central Banks controls the markets tighter then Stalin and Hitler every dreamed they could do!

Geez I can't wait for Bill to respond, I wonder if this has anything to do with the two of them having giant undisclosed positions in the Twitter IPO?? Because the company has to be 100 billion if Gross and Icahn are on it right?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 17:56 | 4099147 reTARD
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Cat fight!!! LOL.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:34 | 4097651 WillyGroper
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Pathetic puking attention whores.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:34 | 4097653 philosophers bone
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Wow, what an asshole.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:38 | 4097670 rtalcott
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which one?  both?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:44 | 4097694 knukles
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They both have more than one?

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 13:02 | 4098080 wee-weed up
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Yep, there's the one between their nose and chin.

It tends to spew more crap than the one down below!

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:37 | 4097665 Global Hunter
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Giving Pledge dot org?  Is that one of those eugenics programs where they sterilize, vaccinate and give abortions to black and dark skinned poor women?  I could look it up but forgive me if I have my doubts about it being the billionaires program to help humanity or anything like that.  Fucking cynic me.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:45 | 4097705 knukles
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Yeah, like Bill Gates outlined at that one TED conference*.
And has helped fund.
Where people have been vaccinated with crap that leaves them sterile.

Nice kid, Mrs. Gates


*available for all to see and hear on YouTube

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 12:23 | 4097911 spanish inquisition
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Agreed. It is interesting that people who harp on overpopulation generally direct their remarks to Africa and Asia. Never mention Brussels, New York or London. Population control is thinly veiled racism to get rid of dark skinned people so the Eurostock can have Lebensraum.

When it's brought up around me, I remark if they feel that strongly about it, to lead by example and off themselves for the good of the world. No takers yet...

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:38 | 4097666 I am a Man I am...
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This is what gross gets for being stupid.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:38 | 4097667 Buckaroo Banzai
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"Do good"? These twats make me sick.

1) create a "charitable" foundation
2) put one-world Cultural-Marxist Fabian international socialists in charge of it
3) execute your program of global enslavement
4) call it "doing good"

Hidden in plain sight. The Ford Foundation is the granddaddy of this scam; Henry Ford is probably spinning in his grave.

"Working with Visionaries on the Frontlines of Social Change Worldwide"

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:47 | 4097687 BoNeSxxx
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Well said.  For more information, the book 'Foundations - Their Power and Influence' is still a seminal work in my view (following the more common use of the word, of course).

The other, lesser used, definition of 'seminal' would refer to Henry Ford himself and, of course, Bohemian Grove activities... but I digress.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:40 | 4097675 heinrich6666
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Philanthropic dick-waving.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:44 | 4097695 kralizec
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Pharisee pissing contest.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:49 | 4097722 Dr. Engali
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Pariah depends wetting contest.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 14:09 | 4098348 MrButtoMcFarty
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Tic Tac Tossing.

Mon, 10/28/2013 - 11:40 | 4097676 oddjob
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The spectacle of two near dead raisins in a pissing match is shameful and emberassing.

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