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Ex-Goldmanite Rajat Gupta Convicted Of Insider Trading

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The untouchables are rapidly becoming touchables, as former Goldman director and McKinsey head is found guilty of insider trading.


Next up: McKinsey issues a case study on the proper way to leak confidential, material non-public information.


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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:49 | 2529504 Cursive
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I guess some of the "untouchables" have turned into very effective human shields or sacrificial lambs.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:02 | 2529563 john39
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and what a shock... the Indian guy at Goldman gets thrown under the bus...

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:07 | 2529582 HelluvaEngineer
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More importantly, which time slot did he get on the Club Fed tennis courts?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:10 | 2529600 idea_hamster
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They're still "untouchables" but now in the "Hindu caste system" definition, rather than the "Chicago mob definition."

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:11 | 2529603 flacon
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The secret to immunity is being bald:


lloyd Blankfein

Henry Paulson


Ben Bernanke


Neel "seven-hundred-billion-dollar" Kashkari


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:17 | 2529618 William113
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Yup, that must be it. Because their isn't any other common denominator.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:56 | 2529740 slewie the pi-rat
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i think he did some dental work for me over @ deltaD while he was out on bail...

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:21 | 2529626 Cognitive Dissonance
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Damn. Where's my straight razor and shaving cream? I'm going on a thieving spree.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:28 | 2529647 CClarity
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Corzine?  Not bald, but not full head of hair.  When do they bring charges on him?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:45 | 2529696 flacon
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Damn, I forgot Corzine. He's as good as bald. 


Jon Corzine:

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:08 | 2529765 BlueCollaredOne
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You forgot Greenspan and Larry Summers too.  Summers isnt quite bald yet, but hes only 58.  That hair is receding faster than glaciers in the Arctic.  Although, I'd be willing to bet he dies of a heart attack before he lives the bald life. 

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:47 | 2529962 tony wilson
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REP. WAXMAN: Do you feel that your ideology pushed you to make decisions that you wish you had not made?

MR. GREENSPAN: Well, remember that what an ideology is, is a conceptual framework with the way people deal with reality. Everyone has one. You have to -- to exist, you need an ideology. The question is whether it is accurate or not. And what I'm saying to you is, yes, I've found a flaw. I don't know how significant or permanent it is. But I've been very distressed by that fact. But if I may, may I just answer the question --

REP. WAXMAN: You found a flaw in the reality --

MR. GREENSPAN: Flaw in the model that I perceived as the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works, so to speak.

REP. WAXMAN: In other words, you found that your view of the world, your ideology was not right. It was not working.

MR. GREENSPAN: Precisely. That's precisely the reason I was shocked, because I had been going for 40 years or more with very considerable evidence that it was working exceptionally well.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 14:24 | 2530035 BlueCollaredOne
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So you're defending Greenspan.  What about his role with Charles H Keating in the S&L crisis?


As an "independent consultant" he said everything was on the up and up.  Was he mistaken?  Or did he just lie so he would be nominated as chairman of the FED a little after.  Call me cynical, but I thought the fucker lied.

I would have downvoted you but when you start a post in italics you cant downvote.  FML


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:58 | 2529999 GeezerGeek
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Making bald(-faced) lies apparently has an equivalent effect.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:29 | 2529650 smlbizman
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it would not surprise me if the next person to go would be martha stew.....oh wait, never mind...

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:25 | 2529854 boogerbently
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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:36 | 2529674 BlueCollaredOne
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These bald guys have a clear advantage if they were to actually be jailed, they can just join the jails Aryan nation.  I hear those guys like jews. 

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 14:14 | 2530072 Blankenstein
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or ugly 

Sat, 06/16/2012 - 05:48 | 2531636 EmileLargo
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Gupta's being an Indian had nothing to do with his conviction.

Sat, 06/16/2012 - 07:39 | 2531703 ChickenTikka
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Yes, it did.  If he wasn't Indian then he wouldn't have been giving his fellow South Asian insider information. 

Sat, 06/16/2012 - 10:38 | 2531983 EmileLargo
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"South Asia" is not a country.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:53 | 2529718 Omen IV
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he wasnt white enough!

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:49 | 2529507 Cognitive Dissonance
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The expendable fool fall guy has been executed.

Let the party continue.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:52 | 2529521 Temporalist
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My sentiments exactly (see below).

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:56 | 2529541 alien-IQ
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that seems to be the consensus take from most if not all ZH readers.

who would have thunk we can all find something to agree on?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:57 | 2529547 Divided States ...
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Blame it on the curry.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:04 | 2529555 MacGruber
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When in doubt hang the brown guy. Sad in its predictability.

To quote the movie Syriana, "We're looking for the illusion of due diligence, Mr. Pope"

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:16 | 2529612 CaptainObvious
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Yup, once again we sentence the schoolyard drug pusher, while the drug kingpins are still flying about in their private jets making deals.

The hell of it is, most people are happy to see the schoolyard drug pusher go to jail.  Makes the streets safer, don't you know.  Until a new pusher arrives to pick up where the old one left off.

People...nothing gets solved until the kingpins are all behind cold steel bars.  Nothing.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:50 | 2529513 battle axe
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Good, fuck him. 

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:51 | 2529517 Temporalist
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Great someone found Squiggy guilty...but Lenny is still on the lam.  Just more nobodies for the media to gawk at when the real criminals are still committing mass fraud.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:52 | 2529522 pods
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Gotta toss one overboard now and again to keep the muppets happy.

This guy should have known he was not in the in crowd.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:53 | 2529530 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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you mean he was not a "made" banksta?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:53 | 2529524 alien-IQ
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This is just another sacrificial lamb tossed under the bus to provide cover for the ongoing crimes.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:54 | 2529534 junkyardjack
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I guess now that they've freed up some time on this case they'll be moving over to Corzine, let me hold my breath....

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:09 | 2529589 HelluvaEngineer
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You know, their resources are limited.  If their budget was just...

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:52 | 2529525 junkyardjack
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Well I guess Americans can now feel confident that the system is fair and balanced....

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 17:54 | 2530858 Skateboarder
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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:52 | 2529527 Zola
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he didn't have a direct phone line to the bernank to buy off the jury. Too bad. He was not big enough to not fail. Should have gone into politics instead.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:00 | 2529540 Mercury
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Next up: McKinsey issues a case study on the proper way to leak confidential, material non-public information.

Well if it's leaked by a politician who is working with a consultancy (which then sells the info to hedge funds) it's legal anyway.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:56 | 2529542 CharliePrince
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isnt there a law against convicting ex-goldmanites

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:58 | 2529548 CommunityStandard
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Only the white ones.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:03 | 2529568 Mark123
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He was too ugly...did not score well on media testing.  So....throw him to the dogs as a sacrificial lamb.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:02 | 2529549 williambanzai7
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Another expendible bites the dust.

Insider trading, horse thief scalawag. Meanwhile the robber barons still run the town.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:59 | 2529550 q99x2
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A human sacrifice.

Hungry for a Blankfein now please. 

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:01 | 2529557 Mark123
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Why is this greedy, crooked, vile, blood-sucking piece of excrement even in this country?  Oh, I forgot, in the new world order we bend over backwards and throw out any and all values to open our doors to anyone who has money or will work for slave wages for large corporations.  The 3rd world fits the bill perfectly.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:01 | 2529559 yogibear
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A sacrificial lamb for the bigger criminals. The SEC had to save face to they get one of the smaller fish. It's important the SEC isn't viewed by the public as surfing porn sites all day, even though they do.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:02 | 2529564 The Gooch
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Gotta be part of "the tribe" to avoid that plank, Raj.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:03 | 2529565 monad
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Seems to me that Congress is more expendible than banksta.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:05 | 2529574 fuu
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Well it's a good start.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:19 | 2529812 BlueCollaredOne
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Sadly, its probably also a finish.  Justice to bankers died after William Black and the S&L crisis.  Bankers said "Lets make sure this never fucking happens again." 

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:06 | 2529578 Mark123
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This is good for the market right?  I just placed an order for 100,000 XLF...I will be uber rich on Monday.  Maybe I will order that new Mercedes on the, wait, I think I should get the Bentley instead so I feel OK hanging out with my 20 something Asian friends.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:07 | 2529583 No Euros please...
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I guess that means he won't be getting that Spanish job he was promised?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:09 | 2529593 CaptainObvious
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"The untouchables are rapidly becoming touchables"

I'll believe this the minute I see arrests warrants for Corzine, Jon and Dimon, Jamie.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:48 | 2529706 laughing_swordfish
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Never Happen.


The Hindoo is expendable - they can always be thrown under the bus to protect "The Chosen People"


Immunity from prosecution requires that one be of The Faith of Abraham.

Sat, 06/16/2012 - 05:42 | 2531631 falak pema
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You guys forget the <TOP guy in Citi is a brown baron; an ideal target for  "Hindu hu flung dung racist bla bla bla mongering", so prevalent here. Witches of Salem, Hindus of Gotham,  we need a good heretic now and then to clean the otherwise pristine air of land of free, home of brave...

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:57 | 2529605 NuYawkFrankie
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An obvious ploy to make it look at though the feds are    actaully doing something... yawwnnnn.....  sorta like the Feds busting into that restaurant in the original Godfather movie (just after Michael blows away the 3 guys he was dining with) and arresting the bus-boy for health-code violations for not washing his hands....

HAving said that: I'll take anything anything - especially a "twofer" like this - that further besmirches Goldman (if that were possible)  and gives those insufferable stuffed-shirted jerks at McKinsey a steel- toe-capped kick n the groin.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:16 | 2529614 Benjamin Glutton
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The Lloyd works in mysterious ways.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:17 | 2529617 EL INDIO
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He must be one of the honest ones !

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:19 | 2529622 dracos_ghost
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Who cares what color his skin is. Good fokking riddance.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:20 | 2529623 world_debt_slave
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It'll be a slap on the wrist in Oct.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:23 | 2529632 Blue Dog
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In other words, he thought he was a congressman or a senator. Those people are allowed to do that.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:25 | 2529638 IndicaTive
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Go easy on the guy. Don't you realize he is facing weeks in prison?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:32 | 2529661 Joebloinvestor
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Capital punishment for capital crimes!

These guys do more damage then any serial murderer.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:34 | 2529668 azzhatter
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the appeal will be quietly upheld and the brown guy will be free. watch

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:35 | 2529669 BluePill
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You see These indians are genetically corrupted people and Corruption is in their gene pool , its their culture and their way of live


Search about Padma Allen, how she changed the name and Looted 400 Million $ from NYC municipality


Indians are cancer to entire human race and Jews support indians because one parasite supports another parasite


Now Indians entering into top echelons of US Administration is something that is very dangerous--They are most dangerous people who will wreck entire society


I still cant understand why US is fighting a war on Terror in Syrian Soil

Entire world must unite and wage a WAR on INDIANS


They are most dangerous specimen who are living on earth 

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:59 | 2529747 CaptainObvious
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See, pregnant women?  This is why you shouldn't do drugs while expecting.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:44 | 2529941 tony wilson
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hey bluepill.

you seem to be mighty heavy and negative about are indian brothers.

what happened?

where you sodomized used as a human spittoon forced to eat on the indian meat.

or just had a bad cab experiance with one.

the jew banker deserves your anger not the only brown guy in the goldman building

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 14:33 | 2530183 Breaker
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"the jew banker deserves your anger not the only brown guy in the goldman building."

Arguing about who's the better bigot? Don't worry. I'm sure you're both very good good at it :)

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 14:30 | 2530171 Breaker
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Wow. You take the "Protocols" and replace 'Jewish" with "Indian." What a clever idea!

It's hard to take your post seriously--it's kind of like a really bad cartoon. Suspect you are trolling.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:54 | 2529721 BluePill
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There will be a day when humanity will disappear from earth because of indian parasitism, he bastards have no shame , its their culture and way of life, cheating lying and destroying everything that is beautiful and noble


Such a disgusting people who feed on other productivity without any shame


Indians have obsession to Feces and the smell of Human feces, just after they notice Human feces they mix that with water and decorate it in their walls


Even they life cow feces, they eat even Feces 


Such a filthiest subhuman people live on earth without any sense of shame

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 14:21 | 2530103 akak
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But in the race to festoon roadsides with human feces, are the Indians not in fact well behind the Chinese?

One has to ask whether the Indians are the equals of the Chinese citizenism citizens when it comes to being parangons of offuscating blob-uppery and time-traveling algebraic coconut denialistic hobnobbery.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:54 | 2529724 BluePill
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There will be a day when humanity will disappear from earth because of indian parasitism, he bastards have no shame , its their culture and way of life, cheating lying and destroying everything that is beautiful and noble


Such a disgusting people who feed on other productivity without any shame


Indians have obsession to Feces and the smell of Human feces, just after they notice Human feces they mix that with water and decorate it in their walls


Even they life cow feces, they eat even Feces 


Such a filthiest subhuman people live on earth without any sense of shame

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:14 | 2529802 Seasmoke
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They are also very rude

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 14:24 | 2530133 akak
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Yes, that is true!  When encountering them in a crowded store (as I recently did in a large Costco in Michigan), they tend to be almost unspeakably inconsiderate, pushy and oblivious to others trying to pass or get around them. 

One would think that coming from a country with a population density of approximately 3,339,964 per square kilometer, the Indians would be predisposed to dealing well with others in a crowd, but just the opposite seems to be the case.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:55 | 2529736 Never One Roach
Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:57 | 2529742 jon
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so how many people do you think are ever acquitted on all charges of insider trading?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:07 | 2529775 Chippewa Partners
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Could the government let the criminals run loose in the nearly one million square feet of empy office space that the SEC signed for?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:13 | 2529799 bart12
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Let not forget he is not a jew

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 14:26 | 2530149 Breaker
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Given the anti-semitism on an otherwise great site, I'm certain there is no danger we will be allowed to forget when anyone is Jewish.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:20 | 2529835 Seasmoke
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you would think when he was looking around the room, he would have thought to himself that he may be the fall guy if things went bad

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:36 | 2529903 tony wilson
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a bit of brown meat for the zombie floridated medicated scum.

i will retract the bullshit statement when some jewish folks start being busted..

until that day i say bullshit.

it's all front and no trousers


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:44 | 2529943 goldenrod
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The filth is inside your mind and soul.  Sad to see that you are so twisted.  I am sure everyone who belongs to your race and nationality is honest and never commits any crimes.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:47 | 2529961 dolph9
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There are good guys and bad guys of every race.

This guy is clearly a bad guy.

But throwing the brown guy under the bus is becoming all too common for our Jewish overlords and their WASP lackeys.

But don't worry, eventually they'll start eating their own, Madoff style.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 14:45 | 2530247 laughing_swordfish
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Couldn't agree more.

Remember, Bernie Madoff (as in "Made off with the money") had to give himself up and turn himself in before they would prosecute him.

We also saw the conviction this week of R.Allen Stanford - found guilty of running a $7B Ponzi -

Does anyone seriously doubt that if R. Allen Stanford were named R. Alan Cohen he would still be running around loose?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 14:25 | 2530137 Breaker
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When Jon Corzine is wearing orange, I will believe ruling class protection is starting to begin to wear off. As long as he keeps Bundling for Barack, it won't happen.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 15:44 | 2530490 tony bonn
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jim henson would be shocked.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 16:50 | 2530712 W10321303
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You were a GREAT man Gunga Din (or something like that)...Cary Grant, fm. the movie

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 18:03 | 2530879 Skateboarder
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What, if it was a Chinese guy instead, you gonna call him a thievin ricebrained slant eyed chink? You racist ass motherfuckers... keep yer ditry primate thoughts to yerselves. Thieves come only in one color: nasty.

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