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Socialists Furious As Denmark Lets Goldman Have The Dong

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Yesterday we reported that Goldman's attempt to buy an 18% stake in Dong Energy, the world's biggest operator of offshore wind farms, while largely preapproved by Danish politicians, had met with solid resistance by the broader population, which had started a petition to block the sale, signed by nearly 200,000 as of yesterday. Alas, despite the valiant effort by the population to keep the energy company - with 68% of the population polled as being against the deal - the country's politicians, certainly with no palms greased by the world's biggest depositor-insured hedge fund - just let Goldman have the DONG.  As Bloomberg reports, "a majority in Denmark’s parliament will let Goldman Sachs Group Inc. proceed with its purchase of a stake in state-owned utility Dong Energy A/S, according to a senior lawmaker in the ruling Social Democrat Party."

The socialists were not happy, and as a result left the ruling coalition:

"The coalition, which the Socialist People’s Party quit today amid resistance to the Goldman deal, will be able to count on votes from the opposition Liberal and Conservative Parties to muster a majority in parliament, Benny Engelbrecht, a spokesman and lawmaker for the Social Democrats of Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt, said in an interview. “The votes are there,” he said.

As a reminder, here is what the Dong fiasco is all about:

Parliament’s finance committee is due to vote after a meeting at 1 p.m. in Copenhagen today on the Wall Street bank’s bid to pay 8 billion kroner ($1.5 billion) for an 18 percent stake in Dong. A Megafon poll conducted by TV2 showed 68 percent of Danes are against Goldman holding the stake and thousands of protesters gathered outside the parliament last night to voice their anger over the deal.

 

The Dong share sale is putting more nails in the government’s coffin,” said Christoffer Green-Pedersen, a political science professor at the University of Aarhus. “They won’t survive the next election unless they find a way to highlight their successes.”

 

Finance Minister Bjarne Corydon, a member of the premier’s Social Democrat party, has fought off growing opposition to the deal from unions, lawmakers and voters while maintaining backing from opposition parties. Poul Nyrup Rasmussen, a former Social Democrat premier, publicly urged Corydon to scrap the deal, calling Goldman a “shady partner.”

Goldman, of course, was unruffled, and said no terms would change as it was about to swallow 18% of the Danish Dong:

“This case emerged out of nowhere; there are so many things that seem off about this, and this was the time to come out,” said Solveig Weiss, a retired Social Liberal voter who was among the protesters. “I’m very disappointed a red government can push this kind of sale. It’s completely right-wing policies and certainly doesn’t help that they’re selling shares to a somewhat dodgy enterprise.”

 

Goldman says the political and popular backlash won’t prompt the fifth-biggest U.S. bank by assets to reassess its bid. The bank won’t -- “as a matter of principle” -- comment on the political situation in Denmark, Sophie Ramsay, a London-based spokeswoman at Goldman Sachs, said earlier this week.

 

“The government already has low support in polls and this case won’t help in any way,” Jens Hoff, a professor of political science at the University of Copenhagen, said by phone. “Core voters are running away because Social Democrats and Socialists consider the whole thing a very bad idea.”

Oh well: another government brought to its knees by Dong and Goldman. Won't be the first time this has happened...

 


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Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:25 | Link to Comment Silver Garbage Man
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Someone has a gun pointed at their head.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:29 | Link to Comment I am more equal...
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Letting the dong slip through your fingers ......

But then again the squid loves dong.

Its on the dong eee kong.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:31 | Link to Comment SoilMyselfRotten
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Big smackdown time, gotta get those peeps to carry over their gold contracts don't ya know.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:37 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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The bulge bracket investment banks are starting to get serious about pioneering green energy solutions. It's quite exciting to see Goldman Sachs purchase a stake in wind technology which is one of my favorite green technologies. Goldman Sachs was also one of the first banks to take part in an innovative carbon offset trading scheme, a concept that is responsible for offsetting millions of tons of CO2 every year. I'd really like to see more companies take the initiative and follow in the footsteps of companies like Goldman. We need the most powerful companies in the world to be part of the solution not the problem, and this in my opinion this is a giant step forward for humanity.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:40 | Link to Comment BandGap
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I think you should take a stake, MDB. A person with your insight and professional vitality can only have a positive impact on making the world a better place for all of us.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:54 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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as usual, goldman greases the politicians hands, and the people get the Dong

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:24 | Link to Comment ndotken
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haha ... people in Denmark thought they have a say in what happens in their country .... silly citizens

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:43 | Link to Comment PT
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Re:

The Dong share sale is putting more nails in the government’s coffin,” said Christoffer Green-Pedersen, a political science professor at the University of Aarhus. “They won’t survive the next election unless they find a way to highlight their successes.”

 

If the only threat you have against your politicians is, "You just wait until the next election" then you are absolutely stuffed.  No-one will remember anything at the next election and no other party is going to turn around a bad decision.  If you can't fix anything right now then it will never get fixed.

 

 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:52 | Link to Comment Steve in Greensboro
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Socialists furious.  Denmark's government unloads a giant piece of "green energy" garbage on Goldman.  What's the problem again?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:01 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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Greedy goldman squids on one side of the table and hapless corrupt government bureaucrats on the other side of the table... the public balance sheet is being raped for private gain.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:40 | Link to Comment chemystical
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Not a tree hugger by any means, but I've been successfully trading Vesta for a while, and there's nothing garbage-like about this move by GS.  The net cost per kW is very competitive with alternatives, and as it stands this will only improve. 

The Danes are on the losing end of this.

"You have to invite the vampyre into your home else it cannot enter."

Bram Stoker, Day Trader circa 1897

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Cacete de Ouro
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Grease the palm and fleece the Dong

 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:47 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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That's gotta be illegal in Kentucky

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:49 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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Billion Dollar Bullshit. I’ll bet your bonus against mine that Goldman is in this deal primarily for the carbon credits it generates which they plan to sell to some energy company so they can produce exess pollution above their allowance. That's the side of the deal that no one has yet seen or reported on.

Goldman's priorities one thru ten are all the same, making money at all cost to anyone and anything including the environment. They are committed to green energy like they are committed to the small savor and investor. (BTW, I’m still looking for one of their bank branch offices where I can make a deposit or buy a CD).   

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Say What Again
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Unlike some of the others on ZH, I look forward to reading comments from MDB.

He is one of the more entertaining of our bunch, and I think we need to support his effort to amuse us all.

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 08:06 | Link to Comment PT
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Your life is too easy and you have too much free time on your hands.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:56 | Link to Comment orez65
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"... wind technology which is one of my favorite green technologies" MDB

The Danish Government is "donging" Goldman Sachs. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch.

Wind energy is a scam, Governments do it to buy votes from liberals. 

The wind is not a reliable source of electrical power because most of the time it does not blow at rated wind mill speed or at all.

You should note that the European Union has just changed their mandate of 27% energy from renewables by the year 2020 to "VOLUNTARY". A disguised admission that renewable energy does not work.

So it's satisfying that Goldman Sachs will be charged in the near future in dismantling the rotating shrines to stupidity. 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:02 | Link to Comment TheCosmicTaco
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The only green the squid cares about is the kind printed on small rectangular pieces of linen-based paper.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:52 | Link to Comment Offthebeach
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Anymore CO2 and its going to be 1,000 year Ice Age. Or not.
None, zero, zip, nada, not one climate rent seeking public tit suckling model has worked. Ever single one, a failure. But, like lefty pocket projects always, they need mo money.

And, amoral rent seeking bounders like GS are more than happy to covert millions of peoples tax money into their pockets.

MDB=Lenin's idiot

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 19:59 | Link to Comment theprofromdover
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(MillionDollarBozo)

Do you know what "offsetting millions of tons of CO2 every year" means sunny jim?

It means not one gramme less CO2, and means some banker is skimming off some commission for an accounting exercise.

It is a giant step onto another dog-turd for society.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:36 | Link to Comment jimmytorpedo
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The tentacles are already in.

You have to invite the vampire half in.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:33 | Link to Comment RSloane
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No one has a gun pointed at their head. What they do have is wads of cash pointed at their wallets.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:35 | Link to Comment BandGap
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Gold Mansacks gets the Dong, the Danes get the Shaft.

 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:37 | Link to Comment negative rates
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They look at it like an obama health insurance policy, our being here will be good for your company's health. 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:46 | Link to Comment Hayabusa
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You mean a gun made of cash in their pockets, not pointed at their head, right?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:55 | Link to Comment Event Horizon
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WOOHOOO    gold on sale...... thanks monkey

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:57 | Link to Comment Ban KKiller
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A demonstration by GS that there are no borders anymore. Only "governments" to buy and own as chattel. At least it creates equal misery across the world...and more slaves.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:17 | Link to Comment LMAOLORI
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"A demonstration by GS that there are no borders anymore. Only "governments" to buy and own as chattel. At least it creates equal misery across the world...and more slaves."

 

That's the plan certain segments of the elite want control over the international economy and note you said misery that's how these plans always turn out. This is what Kyoto was about and the Carbon Derivatives trading market that was created by Blythe Masters of Enron infamy coupled with trade agreements that erode national sovereignties will eventually help them get it. 

 

Government Sacks is an insider and people thought the NSA was just about spying on citizens or terrorists (Boston Bombers) lol. 

 

 

(I didn't want to sound like a broken record so I just included links that open in a new window.)

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 18:19 | Link to Comment Rafferty
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Made an offer  they couldn't refuse........

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:26 | Link to Comment _ConanTheLibert...
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You can have our shit!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:26 | Link to Comment Gene Parmesan
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GS wants the Dong. Bad.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:37 | Link to Comment TeamDepends
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Windfarms are great, just be sure to keep your Dong well clear, and insured against headwinds.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:50 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Oh, boy; anotther day of Dong jokes; this is fun.  "You didn't make that Dong".

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:26 | Link to Comment thexperience
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If you like your Dong you can keep your Dong

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:52 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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greedy little bitches, eh?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:26 | Link to Comment Confundido
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8:17am....time for a gold smack down...just because they can.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:16 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Bluelight special, isle 79.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:27 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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Gods work in motion

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:29 | Link to Comment CitizenPete
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GoldmanSucks the Dong.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:52 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Sluurrrp ! and it's gone !.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:28 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Let them have it and don't pay your electric bill or change supplier.

easy.

 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:28 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Good to see banks have now moved to grabbing at foreign commoditiy assets hand over fist.  End of times, it very well could be.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:42 | Link to Comment Croesus
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The sad part is, the disgusting, amoral fucktards will take the rest of us down with them, suicidal psychos that they are. 

Nero fiddled, while Rome burned.

Knowing that my chances of survival are limited to: Providence, Luck, Skillsets, and Intelligence, I can safely say that I'm screwed. 

But someone will survive. Hopefully not anything with a "financial background", or anyone "whose father worked in Congress or the Senate". 

Hopefully, just simple people, who appreciate the little things: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xqp1U6RoQaw

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:46 | Link to Comment BoNeSxxx
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Just a guess... but I suspect that Dong's infrastructure was heavily subsidized by the Dane taxpayers... and now the Squid moves in to take its VIG on the cream produced.

Same scam, same players, same marks.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:43 | Link to Comment Croesus
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@ BoNeSxxx: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojf18wT_Xtk

CHANGE WE CAN BELIEVE IN! 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:19 | Link to Comment BoNeSxxx
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Thanks I needed that :-)

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:29 | Link to Comment j0nx
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At least their opposition political party has the balls to walk out. Ours just stands and applauds as the dictator says he will go it alone without them.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:52 | Link to Comment HardAssets
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"At least their opposition political party has the balls to walk out. Ours just stands and applauds as the dictator says he will go it alone without them."

There is no 'oppositional political party' in the USSA. Only the demo-republicrap illusion and sideshow to take your attention off their theft and treason. - - - The socio-path/psycho-paths are all in it together.

Of course, some will still look forward to the next elections . . and wonder why things never change afterwards.

It continues because there a too many simple minded and naive people who can't imagine that 'their leaders' are really like this.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:30 | Link to Comment toady
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(Donnie) You have a giant vampire squid on your dong dude.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:45 | Link to Comment toady
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(Walter) Shut the fuck up Donnie!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:32 | Link to Comment fijisailor
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Are you referring to the "socialist" GS bailed out by the US tax payer?  Is wanting to stop a corrupt bank "socialist"?  Shut the fuck up until the US is "capitalist" again.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:32 | Link to Comment SoilMyselfRotten
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TY

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:33 | Link to Comment More_sellers_th...
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Goldman, of course, was unruffled, and said no terms would change as it was about to swallow 18% of the Danish Dong:

Best line I've read on ZH in a while.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:35 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Everyone knows. God likes to stroke The Dong.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:39 | Link to Comment negative rates
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I heard it was a martini with a twist they liked. You must be thinking of an underdong.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:56 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Doing God's work, in a manner of speaking.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:36 | Link to Comment Milton Waddams
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No worries, it's just the tip.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:37 | Link to Comment syntaxterror
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If Goldman likes your DONG, Goldman can buy your DONG.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:39 | Link to Comment Joe A
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Just as Snowden released documents stating that the NSA was spying on everybody before an during the CC top in Denmark of 2009. The Us even knew beforehand the Danish compromise offer to the US in order to save the summit.

http://www.information.dk/486360

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:40 | Link to Comment shovelhead
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Confucius say:

"Squid on Dong no make happy ending."

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:45 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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<-- silly danes thought their politicans worked for them.

<-- all part of the squid's carbon credits scam

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:50 | Link to Comment PT
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<----Both

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:46 | Link to Comment Hayabusa
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The will of the majority matters little in comparision to what corporate money can buy when your leaders can be bribed to give away you and your country's resources piece by piece.  This phenomenon is called "sucessive approximations" or in other words working toward an end goal in small steps so as not to arouse too much opposition (e.g., it's just 18%, not 51% people) -  today, tomorrow JPM's share will increase you can count on it.  When corporations have managed to buy up all the chess pieces then it will be "game over" for the 99%. 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:58 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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This will probably be investigated when they 'throw the bums out'.

Why do I get the feeling they are going to get Goldman the same way they got Capone? IOW, indirectly. The Danes may not do it but I'm sure someone will....eventually

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:58 | Link to Comment chemystical
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With all due respect, 'successive approximations' - in the sense of behavior modification - is not what you are describing. 

Skinner's methods were to lead you along a path incrementally by rewarding you for reaching each increment.  Your boiling frog scenario differs very much in methodology in that it seeks to keep you oblivious of both the goal and the increments. 

I prefer the mathematical use of the term.  Newton, for example, was absolutely brilliant in formulating a means to determine square roots incrementally.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:46 | Link to Comment mijev
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I always thought the Dong was an unfortante choice of name for the vietnamese currency. But it did make for great headlines like, "Dong rises strongly on stimulus."

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 15:58 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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That;s a good one, alright. "Rots of Ruck with you coming Erection". Head of So. Korea to President Eisenhower.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:48 | Link to Comment ZeroPoint
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It's funny to see an 'enlightened' nation such as Denmark has the exact same problem as every other country - a ruling elite run amok.

 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:48 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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Nothing more painful than Goldman grabbing your Dong

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:50 | Link to Comment rajc
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Goldman takes a bite out of Poland's dong.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:51 | Link to Comment PaperBear
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Welcome serfs to the Goldman Sachs Serfdom of Denmark.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:52 | Link to Comment TheCosmicTaco
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So the squid has gone long Dong. What's their game? They couldn't give a rats whether the Danes have electricity or freeze so my guess is they plan to later flip this thing onto the dumb money ie. third party investors like Dutch pension funds run by numbskulls.

Smart. You've got to get out of bed early to beat the squid.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:04 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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The dumb money is the consumer who will face higher energy costs for "carbon-free" energy.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 09:53 | Link to Comment mijev
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This news will make it hard for them.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:11 | Link to Comment T-NUTZ
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No more yankie my wankie. The Donger need food!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:13 | Link to Comment tradewithdave
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Convenient ways for socialists to express their fury... take up a Chris Hedges virtual pitchfork.  That'll show 'em. 

Then again, there's the Russel Brand revolution.  Forget the sticks and stones... it's words that really hurt them. 

Then there's bitcoin, but you don't want to end up in jail.  I think someone needs to come up with a Revolution! video game.  That'll do the trick.  Farmville for couch-based revolutionaries.  Revolutionville... you get enough points you can buy a virtual pitchfork.  Whoever comes up with the catchiest 140 character tweet wins a lifetime supply of flouridated water and free tickets to the Super Bowl.  That will calm 'em down. 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:14 | Link to Comment eddiebe
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It's starting to feel like the 1% are declaring all out war on the rest of us. Frankly, I'm more than worried. 

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:14 | Link to Comment starman
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Is it a circumcised dong?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:01 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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This remains unknown, at this time; but it is under investigation. there may be some "cover-up", however.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:35 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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200,000 Danes signing a petition would be the equivalent of about 15,000,000 people in the US doing so...

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:16 | Link to Comment MontgomeryScott
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Dong Energy, the world's biggest operator of offshore wind farms...

OMFG! GTFOOH!

Now, Goldman gets the DONG...

Wind-farming is sort of like waving your dong and pissin' in the wind, it would seem. APPROPRIATELY, the company is called DONG (as in, fuck the public good, gimme some government funding, 'cause I'm gonna go plant some WIND SEEDS and GROW some ENERGY...WIND-FARMING...OMFG!

WAIT, the wind's blowing TOO HARD! SHIT, another one just blew over...

http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=wind+farms+damaged&qpvt=wind+farms+d...

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:25 | Link to Comment Racer
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Goddam Suckers Dictatorship tentacles goes even more global and pernicious

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:24 | Link to Comment Bearwagon
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Has anyone already had a look at the EU plans for subsidizing wind-energy in the upcoming legislative period?! D'oh, people, have a look at that (don't expect me to post that sickening shit for you, please), like Sacksman Gold so obviously had, and everything will become quite clear. This is about money, it has nothing to do with energy!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:41 | Link to Comment cheetahbaby
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Spit, swallow, or shotgun???

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:44 | Link to Comment adonisdemilo
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Probably some Danish MP's expecting to loose their seats are hoping that the Squid will offer them a job tring to figure out how they can scam a derivative of carbon credits against wind power.

If they can sort out the math there will be a ten bagger, at least, for themselves. not forgetting the squid, all subsidised of course by every body else.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:04 | Link to Comment Smiley
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Extortion; it gets shit done.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:26 | Link to Comment falak pema
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The lady who sold that deal to the Squid is the current PM of Denmark.

She was the one who took the SELFIE photo of Obammy at Mandela's funeral; much to the distaste of lady Michelle O.

Remember that blonde bombshell from Copenhagen; the mermaid who loves to caress the Squid into her renewables grotto. Once in never out!

Hmmm, I wonder if Lloyd knows something that Obammy had kept secret until the mermaid revealed all her aces to TPTB.... what a wind-fest thats gonna be!

Socialists and globalists don't like to share the same windy bed, until the mermaid plays the go-between.

Thats High Society living for you ! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_Society_(1956_film)

They are making a movie about Grace Kelly. And this lady looks more like her than Nicole K, the one in the movie!

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:05 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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Global grand larceny continues.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:40 | Link to Comment mijev
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I guess the new company will be called Goldman Suchs Dong

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 16:03 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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rim shot; groan.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Hopeless for Change
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Meanwhile, closer to home, the socialists have their victory:  101.83% tax rate

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kurtbadenhausen/2014/01/27/new-jersey-taxes-...

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:49 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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BORGEN, the reality.

Almost better then the show.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 12:58 | Link to Comment mijev
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gotta say that it's refreshing to see ZH readers coming together (so to speak) about a common enemy i.e. goldman sacks of shit. It makes a nice change comment-wise from the bitter emnity of gold vs bitcons.

 

I wonder how many GS employees read ZH.

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 13:12 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Jeg elsker dig vil du elske mig?

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:16 | Link to Comment adonisdemilo
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@falak pema

The Danish PM you refer to is married to one Welsh Windbag's son namely Neil Kinnock.

Bloody useless British politician.

Both he and his wife have had their noses in the Euro trough for some years, managing to achieve nothing of any value.

His son is now hoping to follow in his fathers"illustrious"political footsteps by seeking a "safe" Labour seat

When he gets the same elbow his father got will he be calling in the favour he thinks the Squid owes him for "advising" his wife.

Much like Tony "war criminal" Blair's son got a job with JPMORGUE after helping Bush2.( another war criminal)

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