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Live Webcast Of Bob Diamond Testimony On Lieborgate

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We suspect the Treasury Select Committee hearing with Barclays ex-CEO Bob Diamond will have a few more fireworks than Jamie Dimon's congressional hearings. The Chairman of the committee noted "This is the most damaging scam I can recall" as the goal of the hearing is to ensure "the public know what went wrong and whether the perpetrators have been rooted out." While we will have our own fireworks on this side of the pond, we suspect the live stream below will contain more than a few as the independence of Libor remains in question.


Meeting details

Wednesday 4 July 2012, 2.00pm (9am ET), Wilson Room, Portcullis House


Bob Diamond

Commenting on the evidence session, the Chairman of the Treasury Select Committee, Andrew Tyrie MP, said:

"The Libor interest rate benchmark - crucial to transactions right across the economy and affecting millions of people - was systematically rigged over a period of years.


It appears that many banks were involved and Barclays were the first to own up.


This is the most damaging scam I can recall.


The reputation of Britain's financial services industry has been severely tarnished, albeit unfairly for the overwhelming majority unconnected with the scam.


The public's trust in banks has been even further eroded.


Restoring the reputational damage must begin immediately.


Parliament and the public need to know what went wrong and whether the perpetrators have been rooted out. We also need to be given confidence that this has been put right."


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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:05 | 2586403 VonManstein
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"Off with thier heads" (bitchezz)

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:18 | 2586433 THX 1178
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You know "the time" is near when the wide world of finance resembles a soap opera.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:28 | 2586462 Oh regional Indian
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The time is NOW.

A little history lesson is fitting, because if you go back far enough, it all fits. Banks, Wars, innovation, Lying, boring.... and no one says it better than James Burke...



Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:41 | 2586470 MillionDollarBonus_
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The Occupy Wall Street Movement has hired a team of researchers to carry out an extensive investigation to get to the bottom of this scandal. The team carried out an analysis of libor fixings going back over a number of years, and they have now come to the unanimous conclusion that this could have been prevented if the libor fixings had simply been mandated by the state, instead of a few selected investment banks. The reasoning behind this proposal is that while Corporations are motivated by profit and personal gain, government regulators are motivated by solid principles and a selfless commitment to virtue.  

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:11 | 2586527 i-dog
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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:41 | 2586636 derek_vineyard
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Like anything meaningful will come of these hearings.  We can dream of truth and virtue, but reality is sobering.

At some point, these corrupt parasites will start being assassinated by each other.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:53 | 2586676 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Rilo Kiley - "It's a hit"


Any chimp can play human for a day.
Use his opposable thumbs to iron his uniform
and run for office on election day
fancy himself a real decision maker
and deploy more troops than salt in a shaker.

But it's a jungle when war is made,
and you'll panic and throw your own shit at the enemy.
The camera pulls back to reveal your true identity.
Look, it's a sheep in wolf's clothing.
A smoking gun holding ape.

Any asshole can open up a museum.
Put all of the things he loves on display
so everyone could see them.
The house, a car, a thoughtful wife
ordinary moments in his ordinary life.

But if she breaks a smile, she'll give you away
'cause no one wants to pay to see your happiness.
No one wants to pay to see your day to day
and I'm not buying it either
but I'll try selling it anyway.

Any idiot can play Greek for a day
and join a sorority or write a tragedy
and articulating all that pain
and maybe you'll get paid.

But it's a sin when success complains,
and your writers block-it don't mean shit.
Just throw it against the wall and see what sticks.
Gotta write a hit
I think this is it.
It's a hit.

And if it's not,
then it's a holiday for a hanging
yeah it's a holiday for a hanging
yeah it's a holiday for a hanging
yeah shoo-bop-shoo-bop my baby

Any fool can play executioner for a day,
and say with fingers pointed in both directions
'he went thataway',
It's only a switch or syringe,
awh, exempt from eternal sins.
But you still wear a cross,
and you think you're gonna get in.

Ah, but the pardons never come from up-stairs.
They're always a moment too late,
but it's entertainment
keep the crowd on their toes,
it's justice, we're safe.
It's not a hit, it's a holiday
shoo-bop-shoo-bop my baby

It's a holiday for a hanging, yeah
It's a holiday for a hanging, yeah
It's a holiday for a hanging, yeah
It's a holiday for a hanging, yeah

I'm a holiday for a hanging,
I'm a holiday for a hanging,
I'm a holiday yeah
I'm a holiday for a hanging,

It's a holiday for a hanging, yeah

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:47 | 2586825 MunX
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I love that song.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:15 | 2586904 The Big Ching-aso
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How court proceedings go in Never-Never Land...........................oh, wait.


"So Mr. Jones, you robbed the bank, shot the guard, got caught, and now you're sorry?"

"Yes your honor, I'm deeply sorry and regret my actions. It's not part of my culture."

"Well then, let the court records show that Mr. Jones is deeply sorry.   I hereby dismiss all charges."

"Thank you your honor.   I sincerely expect this will not happen again."


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:29 | 2586937 robertocarlos
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That has actually happened in Canada.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:13 | 2586531 nmewn
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Up twinkles ;-)

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:12 | 2586885 sunaJ
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After watching a couple of hours of this testimony, I have come to the conclusion that my eight year-old dog, Buster, could also be a bank CEO.  Apparently, being a "stellar CEO" banker means only that you never admit knowing WTF is going on within your own company.  Buster can do that.

Tue, 07/10/2012 - 19:31 | 2604035 MeelionDollerBogus
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Buster can also eat everyone else's bacon. That's also what bankers do.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:17 | 2586548 Monedas
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The OWS "Bowel Movement" wants to be cared for by selfless statist nannys who feed off moisture and nutrients in the air we contaminate with our carbon CO2 and bovine flatulence !   Statist nannys so altruistic you can't look at them directly for the glow of their halos !          Monedas        1929         Comedy Jihad Socialist Dreams Of Your Father    

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:21 | 2586565 Spastica Rex
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Was that English? I just don't know.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:17 | 2586552 darkpool2
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You are so wonderful....really enjoy your posts. Tears of happiness well- up when i think of all those common-good folks that only have the wellbeing of their countrymen at heart....on this July 4th holiday , it becomes us to remember the fine officials and bureaucrats in ......China, Russia, Vitenam, Cuba, North Korea, ....i could go on, but i feel so overwhelmed.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:19 | 2586559 Vet4RonPaul
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awesome!; MDB - where Krugman, Summers and Bernake go for their best material.  If MDB posted on a liberal blog he'd be a trillionaire.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:49 | 2586660 roadhazard
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The People of OWS do not need a team to figure out they are being screwed daily. Everything that finally comes out just legitimizes OWS even more.

They told you so.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:06 | 2586720 MillionDollarBonus_
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I agree. This measure wasn't strictly necessary, as the OWS movement is well-meaning and therefore their solutions are guaranteed to have positive outcomes. A predictive analysis of the policies is not required, as good intentions always lead to positive outcomes.

Yes, they did indeed tell us so. The OWS movement has been on the Libor case for many years, and now they are finally being vindicated. I'm glad to see that the Zero Hedge readership is finally waking up and joining the progressive revolution. It seems my efforts to educate readers are finally starting to pay off.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:33 | 2586757 AlaricBalth
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MDB - This one is for you. I think you should run for President of the United Earth Directorate.

"In the earlier epochs of history, we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank. In ancient Rome, we have patricians, knights, plebians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations. The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones. Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinctive feature: it has simplified the class antagonisms. Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes directly facing each other: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat."

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 16:27 | 2587463 roadhazard
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Go ahead and spin it any way you want with two faced compliments. I saw the lies in this country before OW$ by 40 years and I am glad they are finally catching up to me.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:50 | 2586662 pauhana
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Is anyone as surprised as I that MDB is commenting here and not on a beach somewhere, enjoying a bottle of Cristal and the company of a very expensive hooker?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:09 | 2586725 kraschenbern
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You forgot:  the common good.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:11 | 2586733 overmedicatedun...
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enough of this sociopath, blaming everyone esp his lower paid traders for all of this, I need a shower.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:54 | 2586848 Liquid Courage
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Thus sprach Lord Keynes ... more fool he.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:07 | 2586882 TheCanadianAustrian
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One of the best trolls I've seen in a very long time. Good job.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:40 | 2586473 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Friday, July 13th Silver Bomb!

Buy Silver!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:49 | 2586489 THX 1178
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, crash JPM...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:03 | 2586511 LULZBank
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Friday, July 13, the date to ramp up the Silver price and then lock the suckers in, again.

Now I see, how the handful of Elites are able to rule and control millions of sheeple like you.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:17 | 2586550 Zero Debt
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Once we're done investigating the Libor fix, how about investigating the gold fix? Especially the AM/PM discrepancy.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:19 | 2586560 LULZBank
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Sure, but first we must put all our life's savings in PM.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:38 | 2586603 Bay of Pigs
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So are you a coward, stupid or just an asshole? 


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:26 | 2586635 The Big Ching-aso
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This genius was completely unaware of the obvious around him.  Apparently he's more like an idiot savant.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:43 | 2586645 LULZBank
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What differentiates a good buy from a bad buy are price and timing.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:55 | 2586680 Bay of Pigs
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Golds been up 12 years in a row. Silvers performance has done very well over that time frame too, despite the ongoing COMEX fraud.  

You cost average in, there is no better "prudent" way to buy PM's over the long haul.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:11 | 2586731 LULZBank
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Tell that to someone who bought silver at 40$/oz.

On a long enough timeline...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:31 | 2586785 Bay of Pigs
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So you're saying silver will never get above $40 again, is that your argument?

Got it. You're just another top caller then.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:47 | 2586826 LULZBank
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Assumptions are mother of all fuck ups.


Why buy at $40, when you can buy at $20 is what I am saying??!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:04 | 2586874 WmMcK
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Why not "buy" at both clown bux fixes, but twice as much at $20?
That makes your cost basis $26.67 clown bux, right? When the USD goes to < 1/50 oz Ag will you care much that you did not pick the absolute bottom? How about when it goes even lower or to no bid?
Don't know if/when I'll see it, maybe it'll be my kids instead --
you get the point, or perhaps someone else will.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:12 | 2586734 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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How is investing in something that has no counter party risk not prudent?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:14 | 2586739 LULZBank
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Are you dyslexic or just blinded by some mad passion?

I said, its about price and timing. See my post above.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:32 | 2586792 WmMcK
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Why the down arrows? Have we changed so much that even 30 year old media is rejected so abruptly? Now I feel very old.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 15:47 | 2587388 4 wheel drift
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it has been a soap opera for a while now....

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:47 | 2586487 LMAOLORI
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Bring back public hangings for the politicians and the thieves!

Wall Street Supporters In Congress Unmoved By Libor Probe

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:29 | 2586695 The Big Ching-aso
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This hearing shows that at least white-collar crime pays dividends in a ZIRP environment.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:27 | 2586772 algol_dog
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It's not exactly the low ball, ass kissing they gave Jamie Dimon is it ...?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 14:51 | 2587257 Dingleberry
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10 to 1 nobody goes to jail.....

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:07 | 2586406 GeneMarchbanks
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Then tea. And female sex noises.... I meant Wimbledon!


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:08 | 2586408 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Lie on you crazy Diamond!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:36 | 2586468 LULZBank
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Why arent these guys interrogated CIA style?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:13 | 2586534 i-dog
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I'm just wondering how he can keep a straight face while he's lying through the farce!!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:28 | 2586588 GMadScientist
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Practice, mother, practice.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:28 | 2586589 Levadiakos
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It's a job requirement that he not only be a weasel but his face must be fixed in a replica of a weasel to support the straight faced pantomine

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:34 | 2586719 The Big Ching-aso
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Why don't they just skip these hearings & let the public know justice will be meted out behind closed doors?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:20 | 2586728 Treason Season
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There's room at the top they are telling you still
But first you must learn how to smile as you kill
If you want to be like the folks on the hill

Working Class Hero

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:28 | 2586586 GMadScientist
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Because they're in MI6 territory?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:08 | 2586702 The Big Ching-aso
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Obviously the biggest crime here is that someone got caught committing an authorized crime.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:16 | 2586745 WmMcK
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Don't give me any of that do goody good bullshit.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:10 | 2586409 slackrabbit
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Remeber to bring a barf bag for the bad and a case of beer for the good.

But already you can see the media playing the 'don't blame the bankers they were trying to save Barclays' bullshit - Robert Peston of the BBC is easily the worst; claiming that the traders were valiantly trying to save the bank - wow what bull shit.


..and now this guy on Bloomberg....sickening...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:24 | 2586453 EscapeKey
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Almost as bad as Krugman's "the bankers are the victims" article.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:56 | 2586499 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:44 | 2586626 tony wilson
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bbc stooge

robert ffff fucking pp peston is an m16 rothschild bag man.

anything out of his mouth is suspect.

not only is he a compromised turd he is also a closet sodomite.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:10 | 2586411 Slop Bucket
Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:11 | 2586413 Desert Irish
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Maybe TPTB are now regretting they took away his bonus - with nothing to lose I hope he takes every single one of those fuckers down.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:11 | 2586414 Debtless
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The entire industry needs extermination.

Banksters are the root of much of our societal rot.

It should be a value to society, not a tick sucking life from off its nutsack.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:25 | 2586457 Zero Govt
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Banking by nature will always be shuffling other peoples money around the table, always a tick sucking escapade

the veinest plea of the likes of JP Morgan is they loan money to farmers and businesses to expand

some would question why businesses need loans in the first place. It is the bankers credit cycle that blows inflation into the economy and raises purchase prices (see Irish, British, Spanish, US property prices) in the first place

Bankers created the debt-slave economy. The sooner these bloated credit/gambling junkies are put back in their box the sooner society and the economy will heal

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:23 | 2586571 Zero Debt
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A few other industries need examination too, this is not limited to banking: military contractors, prison, security, medical, pharma, agro, insurance, ...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:29 | 2586592 Debtless
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I think there's plenty of public support to start here, then move on.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:16 | 2586424 Atomizer
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Bob Diamond: I plea da fif you fucking mindless muppets.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:21 | 2586439 Kit Green
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Being a British parliamentary committee there is no fifth. 

In fact it is the opposite, under "parliamentary privelige" Diamond can ignore any gagging orders from junior organisations and tell things how they are (if he chooses to).

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:42 | 2586644 EscapeKey
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Mr Diamondina, Mr Bob Diamondina


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:18 | 2586425 Zero Govt
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Oh, so we have evidence not only of Regulators doing the usual of not regulating...

...but also one step further into the mire, rigging the market with regulated entities against consumers to fleece them

we all suspected Regulators were little more than fronts for Big Bankers to do their dirty work, now we have evidence of their monopolist practices, anti-consumer and anti-free market work

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:20 | 2586438 Cdad
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Well said...and correct.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:17 | 2586432 ghengis86
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History will judge Barclays

I love Barclays

-Bobby D

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:22 | 2586444 Cdad
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When you are a criminal and you are caught red-handed, the first thing you do, of course, is talk about how great you are, and how much love you have.  Straight from the Handbook for Sociopaths

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:21 | 2586441 lizzy36
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Let the squirming begin.

Hope he ducks when the pie comes out of left field (a la murdoch).

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:40 | 2586475 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Mark Carney will save us.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:23 | 2586448 ghengis86
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I don't recall -bobby D

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:32 | 2586605 EscapeKey
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"Let me re-iterate how sorry I am, and how disappointed I am with some of these behaviours, and let me be the first to say that we were vigilant in eradicating this when we became aware of it."

Slimy fuckwit has clearly spent days in hardcore tutoring sessions with his lawyers.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:23 | 2586449 MeetTozter
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Recordings of calls?  Maybe the Murdoch Hacks have a redeeming value?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:25 | 2586455 PMakoi
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Thirsty SOB, isn't he?


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:43 | 2586477 route40misery
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Tell tale signs of lying. He keeps fidgeting with his glasses, pouring water, drinking water. I noticed his skin keeps flushing with certain questions. Lying snakes!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:04 | 2586500 GMadScientist
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Tell-tale signs of being nervous, one reason for which could be lying.

That being said, these chaps are putting on a good show of chasing the vaseline jellied snake around the linoleum floor.

The bigger tell is that he can't just answer their questions off the cuff and needs to keep "going back" to start at a known context so he doesn't trip himself up in his lies. He's a well--rehearsed liar (couldn't succeed in banking otherwise), but it's obvious that he has a staged "memory" of events not a genuine recollection.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:21 | 2586564 Vet4RonPaul
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He better drink up now cuz there isn't any water or Bolinger's in Hell.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:29 | 2586594 GMadScientist
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Sure there just happens to turn into piss as you drink it.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:33 | 2586608 overmedicatedun...
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mr diamond: "it was other banks doing it worse then us, it was the little people in trading doing bad things that were wrong, as soon as I knew I took action" those damn supervisors did not tell us those trading supervisors I tell ya we gotta get em..

this is one sick sociopathic lying coward.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:42 | 2586637 GMadScientist
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Yet another Alzheimer's CEO who earns 8 figures to not know what's happening (yeah right) in his corporation.

I want one of the interrogators to step up and say,

"You're "angry"?! You failed to implement proper internal controls in your company, turned a blind eye to bald-faced malfeasance, and fostered a culture of criminality that would make the mafia blush. You have made a mockery of the institutions of capitalism and pretended that they were a plaything of your own design. You have proven every stereotype about your industry to be exactly the case. You have no bloody idea what angry is, Mr. Diamond."

Put those "few bad apples" up your puckered little butt, Bob.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:42 | 2586476 ghengis86
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Can't get those glasses clean either

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:47 | 2586485 torak
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Much ado about nothing...nothing will happen to any Criminal Executive Officer or any other execs.  Wrist slaps and bygones.  This is nothing by a puppet show for the benefit of the muppets.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:50 | 2586491 LMAOLORI
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Wall Street still giving to Obama


And as long as they are you can expect nothing will be done!

Morgan Stanley Got S&P To Inflate Ratings, Investors Say

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:58 | 2586502 overmedicatedun...
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mr dimond:" of the 15 banks reporting libor, we were always much higher then 13 or 14 of them, and we knew that many were reporting rates they could not get in the market"..hmmm so other banks were out right lying bastards mr dimond? he is the best of the worst is his answer..LOL

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:06 | 2586515 Vet4RonPaul
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right on overmed, his defense is - "sure I'm guilty but I'm less guilty than others".  Then he follows with - we knew others were fixing too.  Great defense; guilty, knew others were guilty, but neglected to take a single action over years to resolve the matter.  Nothing but the fucking best in banking; what a bunch of eternally fucked devils for selling their souls.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:14 | 2586535 SWCroaker
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U jus don unnerstand "self regulatiing".   Isn't in their "best interest" to.... ah....  you know....   the bad thing.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:56 | 2586497 PeaBird
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I think that mr. diamond, mr. del missier, mr. agius, mr. tucker, whitehall, the boe & the fed can all make use of this:

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:58 | 2586501 GMadScientist
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Damn, I read that as "To Maraya's Cream". Seasons in the abyss, I tell you, seasons.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:58 | 2586504 doomandbloom
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Why are the questions focussed on what Tucker said? What happened to all the fraud prior to that meeting?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:31 | 2586601 doomandbloom
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Only 14 out of 2000 traders were all were good...


pls move along...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:38 | 2586625 doomandbloom
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Rest of the 1,40,000 staff doing Gods work....

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:57 | 2586686 doomandbloom
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Bob was "physically sick" when he saw what the traders had done....about libor...


all other harm that the bank unleashed over the past 16 years when he was at Barclays... he was fine...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 09:59 | 2586505 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Im watching this Bobby D and listening to Modest Mouse "Balme it on the Tetons" - great smashup!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:07 | 2586518 GMadScientist
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Libor -> good news for people who love bad news.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:05 | 2586512 midgetrannyporn
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Barclays has a recording, yeah, I'll bet. Here is the transcript:


And I think we should form a committee the enact tougher ethics standards than the already stringent regulations imposed by law...



Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:06 | 2586516 sudzee
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Waterboarding would be appropriate here.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:08 | 2586520 magpie
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Banker vs Banker

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:08 | 2586522 tony wilson
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this man is worth over 200 million.

for years they have said he is a genius.

the brain they called him.

it seems he has been coached using the rupert murdoch mind fog technique.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:15 | 2586543 overmedicatedun...
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mr diamond;"i have alot of friends at all the regulatory agencies, fsa,sec,etc etc, I love em all I love barkleys,"

in answer to:" should bankers who commit crimes go to jail?"

this is comedy at it's finest..

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:09 | 2586524 digalert
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"custodial sentence for bankers"?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:27 | 2586529 tony wilson
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i don't recall the that

please give me a minute.


can eye i make a statement

this is the humb..

this is the humblast


this is the humblest day of my rotten rothshield life.

and my nervoss

my nervous replies are based on the fer fact that i would like to enjoy the 265 million dollar fruits of my labor.


please mi6 don't david kelly me.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:14 | 2586537 Quincy
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I've been watching a bit of this circus. The MPs are disgusting. Especially the Labour/Lib Dem. MPs. They were loving the city during the boom years when tax receipts were flowing into the Treasury on account of labour deregulation that allowed banks to run things they couldn't in the US. When it all blows, they're the first to point the finger at the banks. Now they've become sanctimonious pricks. The bankers are no saints but the politicians are stinking and perfidious.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:19 | 2586553 midgetrannyporn
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and whom exactly [sic]perfided your putrid pussy-villianimositous politicos?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:53 | 2586675 Quincy
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The public

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:49 | 2586659 Txo
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Of course one couldn t live without the other.  

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:15 | 2586541 kikkoman
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i missed the first hour...

but at the moment it sounds just like another wankfest. nothing new under the sun. old men stroking each other's dick.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:25 | 2586580 Global Hunter
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the lady speaking now has used the term criminality about Barclays behaviour about 10 times, this is much better than watching US Congress.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:18 | 2586556 Global Hunter
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This Scottish man is standing up to bankster bob's bullshit

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:24 | 2586576 billwilson
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He puts American politicians to shame. He doesn't put up with Diamond's platitudes ... Wonderful stuff. The Brits can still do somethings well.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:26 | 2586583 Global Hunter
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I agree good stuff, the lady now is asking how many of the barclay's traders have gone to prison rhetorically...he's got to be sweating a bit

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:24 | 2586577 Ox
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It's like watching a schoolboy being told off by the teachers, kinda amusing.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:26 | 2586582 Monedas
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Diamond seems to be holding his own .... his English is impeccable .... doesn't speak like a cockney limey falling out of a pub !   Maybe he should be interrogating them !        Monedas      1929        Comedy Jihad Not So Important What You Say .... It's How You Say It !

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:32 | 2586606 GMadScientist
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"Not So Important What You Say"

Very Important Who Is Listening and Recording.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:28 | 2586585 Debtless
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It's about fucking time that the justice system is woken up and puts some of these criminal companies to task behind bars. It's fucking sickening how the financials continue to use fraud as a business model while a guy who robs a 711 goes to jail. Fuck them, hang the fucking fuckers before we take justice into the streets...

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:30 | 2586598 Monedas
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One American Jew = 100 Limey Socialists = 1000 Muslim Socialist Terrorist !       Monedas       1929         Comedy Jihad New Math Made Simple

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:35 | 2586616 GMadScientist
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One Mormon from Mammon = 100 unemployed construction workers = 1000 illegal immigrants.


Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:31 | 2586600 Debtless
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Stop the pointless hearings and start the fucking trials already.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:33 | 2586609 tony wilson
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There will be no whitewash in the White House.
tricky dick nixon

there always will be a polite english whitewash in westminster.

tony the bone wilson

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:36 | 2586619 GMadScientist
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Can we get a mouthwash though?

Cuz damn!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 12:50 | 2587004 El Oregonian
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That's right... Ol' "Tricky" Dick Nixon, I almost forgot.

Now, we have "Bankster Barry" with all his Goldman Sucks thugs, J.P Morgue'rs, Wall Street hoodlums, and his CEO pimps all prancing around like self-propelled hippos hollowing out the sustenance of the American sheeple and gorging on the fruits of their labor leaving nothing for its owners.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:38 | 2586623 I am Jobe
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Start the fucking hanging






Pole Smoker Barney Frank


and many more

Only person who speaks the Truth RP and the sheeples are led to believe the same crap over and over. Inbreeding at best .

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:37 | 2586796 Treason Season
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Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:38 | 2586624 BalanceOrBust
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Why does Bob Diamond keep using the first names of the members?  Doesn't that seem like he is (i) trying to make them sound as if they are friends who should get dragge down with him or (ii) trying to demonstrate that he is above the committee?

Aren't there rules in the British Parliament?

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:45 | 2586648 I am Jobe
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They were all butt buddies.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:38 | 2586628 Monedas
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That goofball on the left of the slimey limey socialist bitch FELL ASLEEP !      Thanks Bob for the 4th of July present !      I'm going to have a Bolinger/Absinthe cocktail for breakfast !            Monedas      1929         Comedy Jihad Slick American Jew Bankster Speaks Down To Common Socialist Nit Wits !

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:45 | 2586646 PMakoi
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LOL, did you see his eyes darting back and forth when the question of bonus clawbacks came up?  Looked like a trapped animal!!!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:47 | 2586654 I am Jobe
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After teh fucking hearing at the pub for some drinks and this will be forgotten. Just like the USSA, a Dog and Pony show. Too much talk in the USSA and EU to nowhere. I guess talk talk and talk is all that is left with no action.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:50 | 2586666 overmedicatedun...
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looks like mr diamond has zeroed in on the real culprits the true crime bosses: "14 traders did this"

I hope he is forced to watch his testamony every f'n day for as long as he lives while sitting in an 8x8 concrete cell.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:47 | 2586650 Monedas
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This is not going well .... call a recess to fly in Nigel Farage .... at least he can spit it out !   

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:48 | 2586658 I am Jobe
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Nigel and RP will fix this shit. After that , take out back and shoot the fuckers.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:55 | 2586683 Lebensphilosoph
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Hang! Shooting is for soldiers, not common crimnals.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:52 | 2586671 I am Jobe
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This is fucking boring . Get the guns out.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:56 | 2586672 Monedas
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You have to admit .... my Jews (Bernanke, Dimon and Diamond) hold their own in front of clueless Socialist legislators !        Monedas     1929        Unofficial Spokeshole For All Jewish History

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:02 | 2586707 Cosimo de Medici
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You are guilty of being an idiot.  Jamie Dimon is Greek Orthodox.  Bob Diamond is Irish Catholic.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:10 | 2586729 Lebensphilosoph
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Worshipers all of the Abrahamic demon.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 13:26 | 2587095 Monedas
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When Greek Orthodox and Irish Catholics imitate my Jews .... we are making progress !   I call it Abrahamic Bonding !        Pax Monedecana be with you !        

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:55 | 2586679 unwashedmass
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i mean, we all know that diamond knew precisely what has been going on for years.....that said, ....the british are so much better at dealing with their bankers.....


i mean, how come NO ONE has thanked Mr. Diamond, as one of the most powerful people in the banking industry, for deigning to appear> 


And how come no one is graciously letting him recite his prepared answers and then thanking him. 


And how come there are people INTERRUPTING his prepared spin? 


And how come no one is asking him how the rules can be rewritten to "prevent this from happening again"?


These British...they could learn a lot from our Congress!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:55 | 2586681 unwashedmass
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i mean, we all know that diamond knew precisely what has been going on for years.....that said, ....the british are so much better at dealing with their bankers.....


i mean, how come NO ONE has thanked Mr. Diamond, as one of the most powerful people in the banking industry, for deigning to appear> 


And how come no one is graciously letting him recite his prepared answers and then thanking him. 


And how come there are people INTERRUPTING his prepared spin? 


And how come no one is asking him how the rules can be rewritten to "prevent this from happening again"?


These British...they could learn a lot from our Congress!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:56 | 2586685 GrinandBearit
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Just another circle jerk.  Same old shit.  No one gets arrested, no one goes to jail.  

Later on today this guy will be on his yacht, martini in hand, watching the sunset.  

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:39 | 2586812 PMakoi
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I wouldn't be surprised if Diamond hasn't already received a dozen job offers!

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 10:58 | 2586693 GMadScientist
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Alright, enough of this prevaricating length of large colon that can speak.

Wed, 07/04/2012 - 11:00 | 2586697 MarcusLCrassus
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Here it comes, time for him to dazzle us with bullshit.  

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