Frontrunning: August 18

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Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:30 | 1572070 Cole Younger
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Los Angeles Fires Standard & Poors... (Because S&P Downgraded It)

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Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:32 | 1572076 Careless Whisper
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The Morning Careless Whisper Report

TSA Launches Interrogation Program: Workers Smart Enough To Detect "Micro-Expressions" Occurring In 1/25 th Second,...

Germans Reject Flu Vacines; Safety Concerns

36% Of Michigan Children Live In Jobless Homes

Obama Appointed Judge Rules Against Obama: Ordered To Release Records: Win For Judicial Watch

Shell Oil Tries To Hide Oil Leak Off Scotland,1518,780832,00.html

Europeans: What Is "Economic Government"? : USA Sticks With Good Ol' Constitution,1518,780832,00.html

Oooopps! Photo Of The Day:





Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:40 | 1572105 IMA5U
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this is Change I can believe in


So this is The Hope and The Change

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:35 | 1572084 WorkOutWellForAll
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Awww, shit. 6 Jews were killed -- Wall Street Jewish Supremacist Multiplier Requires 600 non-Jew deaths.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:52 | 1572144 machineh
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They've already thought of that. Israeli Defence minister Ehud Barak: 

"The origin of these acts of terror is in Gaza and we will act against them in our full force and determination."

No evidence cited. Just a set-up for the ritual pounding of Israel's designated whipping boy.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:04 | 1572214 WorkOutWellForAll
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Palestinians just came out publically begging that they didn't do it. Don't shoot Herr Juden! Please!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:20 | 1572314 Mr Kurtz
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Well as that great humanitarian and all around bonhomme IDF Chief of Staff Rafael Eitan once generously opined a few years back:

""When we have settled the land, all the
Arabs will be able to do about it will be to scurry around like drugged
roaches in a bottle."


Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:35 | 1572087 Dick Darlington
Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:35 | 1572090 disabledvet
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Hi ho silver.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:37 | 1572097 mrkolice
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as well: pope in spain today, protests announced, lots of aggression in the air. (

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:40 | 1572106 buzzsaw99
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Fed dissenters hand free money to wall street just as fast as the non-dissenters. Since this is Bard week at zh: Methinks the maggots protesteth too much.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:43 | 1572111 Thomas
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The Fed is targeting stocks? Knock me over with a feather.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:01 | 1572194 Caveman93
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U.S. Inquiry Eyes S.&P. Ratings of Mortgages....


Now, we begin to eat our own. Love it!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:14 | 1572290 spanish inquisition
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We are only going to investigate the ones that downgraded the US. Let this be a warning to the rest of you!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:09 | 1572229 Mr Kurtz
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From the New York Times:

The Justice Department is investigating whether the nation’s largest credit ratings agency, Standard & Poor’s, improperly rated dozens of mortgage securities in the years leading up to the financial crisis, according to two people interviewed by the government and another briefed on such interviews.

Well no shit fellas, you bozos at the Times and Justice finally figured that one out?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:12 | 1572272 spanish inquisition
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The pledge for low rates is only as good as the conditions remaining the same. Instead of 2013, he could of said 2020 and it everyone would say "that is absurd you can't predict that". So, look up his track record and see how he does on forecasting 2 years out and you will find out he might of well said 2020.

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