When Venn Diagrams Go Horribly Wrong

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Or maybe just one of those rare occasions when the truth slips through?

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Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:27 | 5104804 y3maxx
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.....How Washington is explaining its Citizens switch into the new US Govt Bonds.....Safer, best returns, but used by its War Machine to kill millions of people.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:29 | 5104813 Pladizow
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The press has always found these qualities to be mutually exclusive.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:47 | 5104846 Matt
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Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:04 | 5104874 CheapBastard
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Gee, you mean that one semester course in "Business Ethics" at Harvard doesn't work?


Imagine that!

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 13:26 | 5105345 All Risk No Reward
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Doesn't that class teach that ethics are optional for people who don't want to maximize profits?

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 15:10 | 5105518 Richard Chesler
Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:16 | 5106230 knukles
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Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:22 | 5106469 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Guilty, underpaid intern who was then terminated wanted the truth to get out? Most people ignore the the truth even if it slapped them in the face.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:44 | 5106505 tenpanhandle
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Diagram is misleading - there is no overlap.  Isn't Thomson Reuters half of the new silver fix (read manipulation).

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:45 | 5104983 CPL
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Naw, by accident they'll end up killing everyone.  Just takes a single mistake in the most unlikely of places for the wrong reasons.  Which was done already.

Right now, everyone is just waiting their turn. 

Eventually though they'll have no choice but to admit the mistake because it'll get so bad, so ugly, so out of control...only then will they come clean as to what they've done.  But by then it'll just be too late.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:55 | 5105025 Seasmoke
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I guess you have never run numbers on the street. They will lie to you until the very end. No matter how many chances you give them to come clean. No matter they know , you know, that they know. They will lie to the very end. Hoping for a miracle. (And I have seen a few unbelievable hail Mary's come thru, but it usually ends in tears)

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 21:21 | 5106660 acetinker
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Agree with Seasmoke, no guilt will ever be acknowledged, never mind admitted.  Once the shit truly hits the fan, those who are left won't be much concerned with how it happened, but with how to go on.

Whether or not we want to admit it, we're all in this alone- from the wonderful mind of Lily Tomlin.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:29 | 5104814 philipat
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Probably TR and CME. The left bubble is The BB Paper Cartel which is now totally in control of the PM markets, the right bubble is the physical PM markets..........Thank you TR and CME

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:45 | 5104996 Kirk2NCC1701
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All joking aside... What the author SHOULD have done (with these terms), is to put the big circle inside the little circle of "Our Values".

IOW:  "Everything we do is integrated into our values."

As it is, it is accidentally or deliberately off-balance -- as Tyler and others note.  Assuming the author was not being too "truthy" or sarcastic, the "Our Values" part seems like a fashionable thing to add - and is present on almost all "Death by Power-Point" presentations of this kind these days.  It's turned into an obligatory, fashionable balloon to add by the MBA sheep.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:38 | 5105145 Terminus C
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Its not a Venn Diagram, its just a graphic that, with the right cropping, looks like a Venn Diagram.

Funny anyway... because it is true (when interpreted as a Venn Diagram).

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 14:44 | 5105644 29.5
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your balls are interpreted as a venn diagram

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 23:07 | 5107075 acetinker
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Brother, I can't quite decide if you're an idiot or an asshole.  Captain fucking Kirk is your hero?  I honestly don't know what our values are because there are so many stupid fuckers (metrosexuals) like yourself that we don't have any actual values.

What do you believe in?  Do you believe in yourself?  That would be a good start.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:17 | 5105086 barre-de-rire
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- me


Sun, 08/17/2014 - 18:52 | 5106396 barre-de-rire
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read george orwell, mofo guntard american.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 13:53 | 5105460 junction
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Correct the diagram by replacing OUR VALUES with OBAMA

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 18:11 | 5106275 Jumbotron
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What I see is Thomson Reuters virus (Our Values) latching onto the host and about to send its mRNA to reprogram the host to its values.  Which are decidely the opposite of the host.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:19 | 5104785 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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Simply priceless a MASTERcard moment.....offered to you by the puppetmasters that be.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:22 | 5104788 Renewable Life
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You could replace the words in the orange ball with:

Big Government
Tax Burden
Police and Military State
Corporate Domination

And it also works:)

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:21 | 5104797 AdvancingTime
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HaHA    well said!

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:21 | 5104798 giggler321
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Having one bigger than the other is perfectly normal - I assure you.  At least in todays world and they got the words in the right sides to.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:43 | 5104839 max2205
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The little one is farther away. It just looks smaller


Or the big one is closer and just looks bigger.




Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:29 | 5104949 giggler321
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That's a Dr.Who trick.  Cough, cough.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 19:33 | 5106493 BurningFuld
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Also works with fish and penises.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 20:29 | 5106614 BringOnTheAsteroid
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You are correct, in which case there is no overlap at all.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:23 | 5104799 Colonel Klink
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Hahaha, yep their values barely overlap real ones.  Theirs are lies, graft, and self interest.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:23 | 5104802 eatthebanksters
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Values, what values?  Buddy fucking is the new norm.  If its expedient then it is good! Integrity has no place in our vocabulary anymore even though TPTB say we need to have confidence in them and trust them.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:30 | 5104817 NoWayJose
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The loss of cultural values since the mid-60's has effectively condemned the US. Pockets still exist, but the government, courts, and big banks are destroying everything outside those pockets.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:25 | 5104806 Steroid
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The orange on the left is Classical Capitalism!

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:06 | 5105057 Steroid
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The ratio of arrows almost verifies the diagram.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:18 | 5105088 Kprime
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ur supposed to take those 3d glasses off when you leave the theater.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:38 | 5105111 Tall Tom
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If Classical Capitalism is not about Trust, Partnership, Innovation and Performance then I certainly do not know what is...


It seems that most here, from the ratio of the arrows on Steroid's post, do not value Classical Capitalism on Zerohedge.


(Or they cannot read...Or they have a fucking hangover from last night's drunk since it is Sunday Morning???)

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:40 | 5105151 Terminus C
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I think it is the latter... the reading bit.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:28 | 5104808 seabiscuit
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In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

George Orwell


Paging Edwin Bernays.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:16 | 5104906 Dapper Dan
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And this,


Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed,

Everything else is just public relations.

George Orwell


Mon, 08/18/2014 - 00:07 | 5107344 TrulyBelieving
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What is the truth? Truth is is these folks deceiving us have a different set of values. What thieves value is money,(that's why they are theives). A theif's value is anything is permissible to gain wealth.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:27 | 5104809 Smegley Wanxalot
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Surprised they overlap at all.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:43 | 5104990 Reaper
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There is trust and partnership among looters.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:40 | 5105156 Tall Tom
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There is no honor amongst thieves. They will end up shredding themselves when the pool of victims diminshes.


Any "trust" will vanish at the end.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:07 | 5105063 oldschool
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That overlap's called "puffery" in marketing and law, and "lying" by normal folk.  Or maybe it just represents their "value" of "performance".

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:31 | 5104818 sunny
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Simply precious.  The only bad part is the wrong heads will roll.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:32 | 5104819 americanspirit
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When worlds collide.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:32 | 5104820 kito
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and yet tyler frequently cites reuters articles as "news" and "fact".......go figure..........

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:40 | 5104834 Oldwood
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That's how propaganda works. The mix of fact and fiction so as to make the two indistinguishable. Meanwhile we argue about what is "real" in this surreal world.

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:40 | 5104835 denverdolomte
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And sometimes readers don't understand the meaning of that purpose to deduce their own "reasoning" and "ideas"....go figure.....

Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:43 | 5105164 Tall Tom
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No kito. They just report what Reuters' articles have reported.


In fact they are EXPOSING that Reuters' values have little to do with trust IN THIS ARTICLE.

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