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Here Comes #OccupyMainStreet - RBS Cancels Christmas, Bans All Entertainment

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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 10:59 | 1773615 chunga
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Sorry. Party's over.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:01 | 1773631 gojam
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Cromwell tried that but it didn't work

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:04 | 1773649 Max Hunter
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This is a tragedy.. We have to let the banksters have their fun.. This is absurd and will hurt us in the long run.. /sarc off/

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:16 | 1773729 Ancona
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I want my hookers and coke!!

This is an outrage, as we're ENTITLED to these parties.

While I'm at it, where's my fucking bonus bitchez??

#Occupy Santa's workshop!

Mon, 01/23/2012 - 01:36 | 2087833 jaffa
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The worst thing you can do after a bad day of day trading is to try to make back everything you lost in one big trade. Figure out why you suffered the loss, adjust your strategy accordingly and move forward without making any rash decisions. If you make a trade out of panic, you might increase your losses. Thanks a lot.
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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:17 | 1773738 chunga
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Shhh...don't tell anyone. Just take the Executive elevator. This year's party will be better than ever.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 19:18 | 1775688 cynicalskeptic
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Off premises for top execs - verbal invite only, no written records or e-mails that could be seen by the proles.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 00:45 | 2231087 jaffa
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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:18 | 1773744 Don Birnam
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"Every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart !"


( Postscript: "RBS," though headquartered in Edinburgh, is the successor, by acquisition, to the former London counting house firm of Scrooge & Marley. - Ed. )

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:19 | 1773754 Ruffcut
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No, they are doing it all wrong. They need to charge and for a profit to get into the party. Make it mandatory. If you don't show up you are docked a weeks pay. That's how you need to run these businesses.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:03 | 1773624 DaveyJones
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Ironic since all they've done is party

CNBC / Onion headline:

US to Play 'Very Major Role' In Helping Europe: Geithner


didn't the US, excuse me Goldman, excuse me same thing, play a "very major role" in fucking up europe?  

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:00 | 1773625 bigdumbnugly
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the grinch that stole christmas - rbs style.

gotta start somewhere though.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:01 | 1773635 GeneMarchbanks
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'Here. Take a couple hundred million, just don't be happy about it OK?'

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:02 | 1773638 fuu
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Hahahaha bankers gettin' nerfed.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:03 | 1773642 JenkinsLane
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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:05 | 1773656 solgundy
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It doesn't include muslim holidays ,does it?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:04 | 1773650 imapopulistnow
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Need to save money where ever they can for.......bonues.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:10 | 1773690 Bobbyrib
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Bonuses to the executives, everyone else gets little to nothing.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:04 | 1773652 slewie the pi-rat
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even charles dickens would say:

"Let them fail, BiCheZ!"


Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:05 | 1773654 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Pure tokenizm to make it look like 'they are suffering too', 'sharing the burden'... they've still got their snouts well buried in the trough.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:06 | 1773662 Where My Dawg At
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After a miserable third quarter I wonder what Goldman is going to do for their employees...

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:06 | 1773665 SheepDog-One
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What suffering? What 'party over'....the fukin economy is EN FUEGO look at stawks!!!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:06 | 1773670 ZeroPower
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Wow 10 quid for holiday spending... feel sorry for them.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:09 | 1773681 Clam McCain
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Fire up bitchez!!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:09 | 1773682 YesWeKahn
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No, we need to party hard to improve our retail sale numbers.Obama needs it.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:10 | 1773687 tim73
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Translation: Coke, booze and the girls are only reserved for board members for now on.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:11 | 1773695 Ted K
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Oh Horrors!!!!!

Next thing you know they won't even allow bank employees to masturbate under the desk as they sell predatory loans!!!


They're taking all the fun away.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:11 | 1773699 junkyardjack
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I figured they would do like the Chinese companies:

"The 300 employees of Aomi Fluid Equipment here were delighted recently when the owner offered an all-expenses-paid, two-day trip to a mountain resort three hours away.

The owner, Sun Fucai — or Boss Sun, as he’s known — was so insistent that his workers attend that he imposed a $30 fine on any employee who refused the getaway. Nearly everyone went.

Except Boss Sun.

When the employees returned from their holiday, they found that the factory had been stripped of its equipment and that Boss Sun had fled town. “It was entirely empty,” Li Heying, a former Aomi worker, said of the factory. “It was like what happens in war time.”"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:16 | 1773731 Bobbyrib
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Did they have fun at least?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:12 | 1773701 TradingJoe
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:))) Galgenhumor :))) What's left then real sarcastic humor and helpless watching while the world around us goes bust! What a pittyful bunch the people of this planet have become! No wonder the bancheros "rule"! War is coming!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:13 | 1773709 THE DORK OF CORK
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RBS is at the heart of the European darkness.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:24 | 1773797 disabledvet
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I like the "no off site meetings" thing actually. "my God! They're plotting against us! And they're not even doing it in house like they're suppose to!"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:13 | 1773712 SparkySC
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What ZH has done is banned it's followers from catching any part of a 12% moonshot.

And they most likely have gotten crushed shorting the Rocket.


Thanks ZH, you're a real pal like Charles Manson.


Got DOOM ?





Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:15 | 1773716 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Yeah, on 5 floppy disks somewhere, you looking for a copy?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:16 | 1773728 TuesdayBen
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Think for yourself, Sparkster

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:17 | 1773736 Larry Darrell
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The only trade recommendation I remember ZH posting recently was a compression trade between Dexia CDS and Belgian CDS

and I believe that trade is doing okay.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:17 | 1773740 alien-IQ
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then just go back to watching Cramer. He needs the ratings far more than ZH does.

And what can possibly go wrong following his advice? right?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:20 | 1773762 Dapper Dan
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Hey Sparky'



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Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:15 | 1773719 alien-IQ
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I believe the real reason for the party cancellations is fear that the bartenders and wait staff will piss in their drinks before handing it to them.

Given the opportunity...I know I'd piss in their drinks.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 16:39 | 1775205 zenbones
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"There's a worm in my tequila.  Wait!  Are worms brown?  Hey, that's not a worm!"

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:15 | 1773721 AngryGerman
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bankster hell is here

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:16 | 1773732 Cone of Uncertainty
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There is a party in your mouth...and nobody is coming bitches!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:23 | 1773783 WoodMizer
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They're cutting slave driver benefits; you know they are having capital issues.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:26 | 1773806 adr
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Sanity in the classic definition has long been forgotten by this insane world.

The few sane people left have been forcibly admitted to the nuthouse and have the choice of suicide or losing ones mind and joining the party.

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:28 | 1773816 JW n FL
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Record Bonuses! for the last 3 fucking years..

but this year, fuck you little people!

this is what happens when the bonus structure does not keep up with inflation! LOL!! *(real inflation not the FED 3%, LOL!!)

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:30 | 1773821 unionbroker
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Banned it's followers?

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:34 | 1773851 PositivelyNegative
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How are these investment banks supposed to attract top talent to steal from the public with this kind of austerity???

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:41 | 1773888 bentaxle
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And UK, not being in the Euro, RBS cannot tap the European Festive Stability Fund either!

Fri, 10/14/2011 - 11:41 | 1773890 Cone of Uncertainty
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Does this mean midget tossing performers will be out of work over the next couple months?

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