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Guest Post: Assange Or Corzine?

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Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics

Assange Or Corzine?

Priorities are a bitch.

The United States won’t prosecute Corzine for raiding segregated customer accounts, but will happily convene a Grand Jury in preparation for prosecuting Julian Assange for exposing the truth about war crimes.

From the New York Times:

A criminal investigation into the collapse of the brokerage firm MF Global and the disappearance of about $1 billion in customer money is now heading into its final stage without charges expected against any top executives. After 10 months of stitching together evidence on the firm’s demise, criminal investigators are concluding that chaos and porous risk controls at the firm, rather than fraud, allowed the money to disappear, according to people involved in the case.

Corzine is considering opening a new hedge fund, though the notion that anyone — even a slack-jawed muppet happy to buy whatever Goldman ‘s prop traders want to sell — would seed Corzine money so he can trade or steal it away seems absurd — rather like putting a child molester in charge of a day-care.

But nobody knows how much dirt Corzine has on other Wall Street crooks. Not only may Corzine get away with corzining MF Global’s clients’ funds, he may well end up with a whole raft of seed money to play with from those former colleagues and associates who might prefer he remain silent regarding other indiscretions he may be aware of.

But the issue at hand is the sense that we have entered a phase of exponential criminality and corruption. A slavering crook like Corzine who stole $200 million of clients’ funds can walk free. Meanwhile, a man who exposed evidence of serious war crimes is for that act so keenly wanted by US authorities that Britain has threatened to throw hundreds of years of diplomatic protocol and treaties into the trash and raid the embassy of another sovereign state to deliver him to a power that seems intent not only to criminalise him, but perhaps even to summarily execute him. The Obama administration, of course, has made a habit of summary extrajudicial executions of those that it suspects of terrorism, and the detention and prosecution of whistleblowers. And the ooze of large-scale financial corruption, rate-rigging, theft and fraud goes on unpunished.

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Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:36 | 2711843 LawsofPhysics
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Isn't  fascism great?

That's a good sheeple....

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:38 | 2711857 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Jon who??

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:46 | 2711900 Motorhead
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Honorable Jon.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:50 | 2711908 ZerOhead
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Inventor of Corzonite... a spray-on substance.

Apparently shit doesn't stick to it.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:51 | 2711920 MillionDollarBonus_
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A major problem with the Internet is that it allows underground ideas to spread and become "mainstreamed". Notions that once would have remained within isolated subcultures can now spread to the larger society with astonishing speed. Take hostility toward financial institutions and the government, both of which were common among conspiracists in the 19th and 20th centuries. The internet has allowed these memes to spread to the point at which some of the craziest nutjobs now feel comfortable speaking openly about their insane anti-government, anti-Federal Reserve ideas.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:54 | 2711936 LawsofPhysics
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Yes, ideas like gravity and the sun being the center of the solar system.  Bastards, all of them MDB, keep trying to educate everyone... (do I really need a <sarc> flag)

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:05 | 2711966 malikai
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MDB isn't educating us, he's edutaining us. It's so much better.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:09 | 2711991 Precious
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You didn't have sex with that troll.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:32 | 2712085 Tijuana Donkey Show
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You didn't have sex with that troll all by yourself, you had help building up to it. 

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:41 | 2712111 The Big Ching-aso
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"....porous risk controls................"

The client's wallet was opened & now people are poor us.


Thu, 08/16/2012 - 18:55 | 2712535 Clever Name
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Corzine for chief fluffer!

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:54 | 2711939 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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If only it would spread faster than it is currently.


Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:41 | 2712122 americanspirit
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Yes indeed Mr. LH - if only the meme would spread faster. And if only just a few people would begin taking the obvious actions. Like people with a terminal diagnosis who have nothing to lose. That would be an excellent start. And then, next time some crazed lunatic decides to shoot up a school or a church or a theater, if only they would pause and say to themselves - wait a minute. If I'm going to do this, why not .....

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 17:25 | 2712282 Things that go bump
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And so much more fun than chemotherapy.  

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 17:52 | 2712376 Things that go bump
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I am so honored when someone cares enough to give me a down vote.  It tells me that I shot true.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 18:33 | 2712481 ali-ali-al-qomfri
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well you didn't create that cancer, someone else did,


Thu, 08/16/2012 - 23:33 | 2712555 Al Gorerhythm
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That's the spirit, American; get the sick or terminally ill to stand up for your rights and justice.  Let's empty the insane assylums, strap suicide jackets on them and send them to their glorius martyrdom, all in support of our freedom movement. 

What have they got to lose, right?

Only their last precious moments but that is a small price to pay for our freedom.

Excellent place to start.

My Liberty at no cost.

Fuck Yeah!



Fri, 08/17/2012 - 02:13 | 2713337 Things that go bump
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Some might prefer to go out with a bang rather than a whimper.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 06:30 | 2713509 Al Gorerhythm
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Then step up.

Sat, 08/18/2012 - 03:26 | 2716206 Things that go bump
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Soon enough.  

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 19:38 | 2712637 aint no fortuna...
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This won't be a Grand Jury for Assange, it will be a fucking tribunal. They'll probably hold it in Gitmo - oh, wait, Barry shut Gitmo down, just like he promised us in 2008.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:03 | 2711979 t0mmyBerg
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Are you fucking kidding me?  Purposely or not MDB you are a tool.  Three words of many I could use:  Guillotines and pitchforks

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:17 | 2712033 BeetleBailey
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What a raft of SHIT you spew MillionDoucheBag.....

Lemme...fix your shit for ya;

The internet has allowed these memes to spread to the point at which some of the craziest nutjobs (read:MillionDoucheBag) now feel comfortable speaking openly about their insane LOVE OF BIG GOVERNMENT, AND STUPID ASSED FEDERAL RESERVE LIES AND BULLSHIT.

There..better...now fuck off.


Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:25 | 2712059 redpill
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You didn't troll that.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:30 | 2712073 NotApplicable
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Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:43 | 2712132 The Big Ching-aso
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Imagine if there hadn't been any regulators - this could've been maybe 1/16 worse.

Fri, 08/17/2012 - 02:08 | 2713332 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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Yeah at least this way the lawyers got to make a bunch of money. We pretend to have laws, regulators pretend to enforce them, and lawyers pretend to defend them. And the customers can pretend they still have money in their accounts. It's the pretend economy.


Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:50 | 2712145 falak pema
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MDB has a way of nailing it by advocating the outrageous beyond the obvious. In his crazy way he is in front of the evil curve. Look to MDB to understand what THEY WILL concoct next : the apology for crime made into spicy vice. 

Le vice au bras du crime! 

Or said otherwise by Bony himself : un tas de merde dans un bas de soie!

It goes down well for the Squid brigade, all annointed with the respectability of the "best and brightest of WS's marvels".

Its time to cut their marbles! 

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:42 | 2712130 Michael
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The MSM is the #1 enemy of the people. They think they get to pick elected government employees, write and revise history, and brainwash the sheeple. The Internet bloggers and lurkers now gets to do that.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 18:52 | 2712526 Anusocracy
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Actually, they're tied for second with every other group that supports government.

Government is the #1 enemy of the people. Untold trillions stolen, untold trillions destroyed, hundreds of millions killed.

And still going strong.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 17:59 | 2712395 EverythingFubar
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The sooner that "hostility towards financial institutions (libor fixing anyone?) and government" spreads, the better. And the closer we get to purging ourselves of the rot that has taken over. The more voices of dissent there are (even crazies), the less the scumbuckets can fleece the muppets. Used to be called freedom of speech and upheld as a principle of Democracy. Remember Democracy? Oh.. you don't..

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 18:20 | 2712450 Lost Word
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MillionDollarBonus, your troll fee, or was that intended to be sarcasm?

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 18:49 | 2712518 turnus68
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So much for the

First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

I guess North Korea will embrace you very fast.You will have no problem adapting to your new country.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 19:49 | 2712666 SAME AS IT EVER WAS


The internet has allowed people to seek and find the TRUTH, amoung a great many other benefits.

There has always been and always will be "nutjobs" like yourself you HOMO TROLL

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:01 | 2711910 Precious
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Corzines are the reason the world needs Assanges.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 17:28 | 2712290 freet0pian
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Corzine is an uber prick, but how isn't Assange just controlled opposition?

There isnt anything significant that hippie has released. Just some fucking gossips for the sheeple.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 18:47 | 2712515 Al Gorerhythm
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Please Lennon, don't give that prick an out via satire. He deserves to be remembered. He deserves an honorable mention in dispatches. Rember him as Jon "the con" Corzine.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:57 | 2711961 midtowng
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Gotta love it!

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:58 | 2711965 Stuart
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that's EXACTLY what it is.  FASCISM.  People, rather I should say 'sheeple' better start getting their heads out of their asses and start paying attention to what examples such as this really portend for their own well-being.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:32 | 2712035 i-dog
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We're now moving beyond fascism. What we are now witnessing is what happens when those in control just resort to outright looting in broad daylight -- because they know this is their last chance to grab what they can before the gates are slammed shut on independent action.

Prior to the "event horizon", they still try to cover up and legitimise corruption -- in the expectation that they will be out of office before the crash comes.

But, after passing the "event horizon", those "in the know" (and their families and friends) just go balls to the wall to grab whatever they can. That's what we're now seeing in broad daylight.

My guess is now a Columbus Day "bank holiday" weekend for a major excuse (war? false flag? national emergency?) and breakdown (which would also have "esoteric" connotations for the Luciferians-in-Charge). Hedge accordingly.


PS. Back on topic ... I still think this latest circus is a cover for something. Maybe even building "cred" for Wikileaks before a damning "leak" of [selected] diplomatic cables?

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:59 | 2711967 I am on to you
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Agree with you+10,its great,its need and its clean,might be the greatest" ISM" of all time,only out runned by Egoism.

If it wasnt for Newton, water would run upwards!

They ,the Banksters should put ,Slimeballs up for speculation,it would beat, Basebooks, at any time!

More sadly is,that Bradly Manning,the forgotten kid,is the guy paying the hard time,for showing to the world,what realy is going on,i meen for those who,havnt got it in yet!

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 17:58 | 2712387 sgt_doom
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But the Svenksa-heads demand Assange be extradited there, as do the Brit Twits, 'cause two women (or a woman and an avowed lesbian (???) slept with him).  Certainly the UK always does this sort of thing:


(And the Swedes claim they would never allow anyone to be extradited to a country with the death penalty, although they will always allow the CIA to extreme rendition anyone this wish to, to any torture/death penalty site they want --- as has been the case already with Thomas Bodstrom as Justice Minister and Carl Bildt in power!)

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 18:55 | 2712534 Chuck Walla
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If Assange can get his self-righteous head on straight for a minute and "contribute" to the right candidate, no telling what he can get away with.



Thu, 08/16/2012 - 20:08 | 2712723 DeadFred
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In a way you are highlighting why some people may have good reason to invest is the slimeball's new fund. Fundamentals mean very little today. You can make a lot of money by frontrunning one Fed announcement. How much did the inside circle make when Paulson told them AIG was going bankrupt but the bonds would be good. If Obama gets a second term do you think Corzine won't be at the next 'lunch' when the inside scoop gets dished out. The best evidence that he could make money for you is that he is worrying about how to set up a hedge fund and not worrying about the soap he dropped in the prison shower. The money would be tainted but how many would care?

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:44 | 2711846 malikai
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Par for the course here at Insanity Hills Country Club and Circus.

EDIT: I'd like to offer up a caption for that picture of Assange and Crozine.

"One of these guys is giong to jail for terrible crimes. The other is a real criminal."

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:03 | 2711944 Precious
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One of these guys goes to jail for consentual sex without a rubber.  


Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:44 | 2712127 Mesquite
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Actually, wasn't it: "the rubber broke..'

Couple of 30 somethings..that learned about each other, and got jealous...

PS..All that trumped up sh*t came out of the wood work when it was learned that

Wikileaks was due to spill the beans on one of the tbtf banks...

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 15:37 | 2711849 Flakmeister
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Hang Corzine....

And with the same rope take care of Phil Gramm....

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 16:07 | 2712000 rayduh4life
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Don't forget, Graham is a whiner.

Thu, 08/16/2012 - 17:28 | 2712108 DaveyJones
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I helped negotiate Corzine's pre-prosecution deal. In order to avoid charging, he agreed to provide testimony that Assange tried to rape him. It's almost as if those bankers will sell anyone out.

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