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U.S. Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C.
Website: http://www.treasury.gov
Date: 9/11/2011
 
Dear Beneficiary,
 
I am Timothy F. Geithner. The Secretary of the Treasury under the U.S Department of the Treasury. The executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring the financial security of the United States. However, by virtue of my position as the Secretary of the Treasury, I have irrevocably instructed the Federal Reserve Bank to approve your fund release via issuance of a CERTIFIED cheque drawn on Standard Chartered Bank california, USA, which is the authourized bank for your fund release.
 
However, as a former President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and being a versatile banker of repute with about 25 years experience in the financial sector, I wish to state categorically that a CERTIFIED cheque of $6,500,000.00 USD drawn on Standard Chartered Bank will be issued and sent to you via the US Postal Service at no cost to you. Every and all cost associated with the delivery of the cheque has been pre-paid by the U.S Government. The only cost associated with your fund release is the cost of processing a "Fund Clearance Certificate", which is estimated to the value of $150.00 USD. The "Fund Clearance Certificate" is required in accordance with the U.S Monetary Policy; and it is the ONLY expenses you will incurr before the cheque will be sent to your mailing address. Hence, you are advised to send the $150.00 USD via Western Union or MoneyGram ONLY to "Charles Green" who is the nominated receiver for the $150.00 USD. The wiring details is stated below:
 
Receiver: Charles Green
Receiver's culver city, california, USA
Test Question: Fruit
Answer: Apple
Amount: $150.00 USD
 
You can get more facts about the U.S. Department of the Treasury on the link below: http://www.treasury.gov/about/Pages/Secretary.aspx
 
Please get back to me with a quick confirmation of your mailing addresss and the payment details for the $150.00 USD.
 
Yours Sincerely,
 
Timothy F. Geithner
Secretary of the Treasury

 


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Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | Link to Comment truont
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This email is 2 legit 2 quit!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEUQUFvuV6I

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:55 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Real… or Spam?

Try effective marketing campaign, given the general level education, intelligence and common sense in this country.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:08 | Link to Comment Pladizow
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I did'nt know Timay was Nigerian?

I asked that instead of me sending in $150.00, if they paid the $150.00 they could keep $3 of the $6.5 million - surprisingly I got no response?

Was I too greedy?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:25 | Link to Comment GenX Investor
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No, Timay is the son of a Nigerian Prince, and was trained by leading economists based out of Harare.  

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:22 | Link to Comment Killer the Buzzard
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Timay isn't Nigerian.  He's the Prince of Zamunda.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:30 | Link to Comment Husk-Erzulie
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I heard he was the King of Frumunda ;-p

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:42 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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The former Finance Minister of Zimbabwe?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 21:08 | Link to Comment Row Well Number 41
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I hear Frumunda has some of the stankest cheese around.  :P

#41

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:13 | Link to Comment Manthong
Fri, 11/11/2011 - 23:04 | Link to Comment Ignorance is bliss
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No...Barry Soetoro was from Nigeria

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 23:59 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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thought it was the opposite side: kenya.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 01:31 | Link to Comment eaglefalcon
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I remember that movie.  In one scene the Prince was a a bath, and a maids said "the royal penis has been cleaned"

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:04 | Link to Comment redpill
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Is Charles the husband of Linda, by chance?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:37 | Link to Comment EnglishMajor
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As real as anything the Fed prints.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment 55 men
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I did not walk, I sprinted to the bank after I read that. You guys, that is $6.5 million, this is a no brainer.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:04 | Link to Comment SilverIsKing
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I got the same letter except it was from a very respectful Mr. Olamide Mugabe.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 05:03 | Link to Comment Sokhmate
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Mine was from Mogambo. the phrasing was slightly different.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:40 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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German nuclear powerplant meltdown:

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15689555

 

Low levels of radioactive particles have been detected in the Czech Republic and elsewhere in Europe, the UN nuclear agency has said.

The iodine-131 particles do not pose a public health risk, the International Atomic Energy Agency said.

The body said it was trying to work out where the particles had come from but said it did not believe the source was Japan's stricken Fukushima plant.

Slightly elevated readings of radioactive iodine have also been found in northern Germany, the country's environment ministry said.

 

Cue to german sheeple demanding Merkel's execution!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment Market Efficien...
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No meltdown around. Reports also say, the dose is about 1/40,000 of what you are exposed to on an intercontinental flight. But yes, media is starting to spread fear again, never been followed by good news.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:24 | Link to Comment I Feel Free
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That comparison is misleading. It ignores the distinction between external exposure (an intercontinental flight), and internal dose or contamination (Iodine-131 ingestion or inhalation). The biological effects of internally deposited radionuclides is much greater than the equivalent external radiation exposure because the radiation interacts with the surrounding tissues to a much greater extent. 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:30 | Link to Comment steve from virginia
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Ongoing criticality at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant(s) and emissions of short-lived isotopes.

Half-life of I-131 is a little over 8 days.

It's hard to find in the upper atmosphere because it takes a fair amount of energy to get it there. Iodine isos were common in the 1950s and 60s due to atmospheric nuclear weapons testing.

TEPCO is understating its fission product releases and energy spectra for same. There is at least one 'hot' reactor in the derelict complex. TEPCO recently admitted detecting Xenon-135 and Krypton-85 in reactor unit 2.

http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/2011/08/fukushima-i-nuke-plant-krypton-85-and...

Possibility of run-away criticality at plant:

http://www.economic-undertow.com/2011/11/07/non-battle-of-fukushima/

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 19:57 | Link to Comment Element
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Very nicely done Steve, but you are making a basic error in thinking in verticle terms. There's little to no reason to do so.

The heat released will go UPWARD and especially LATERALLY, and so will the melt, and the toxicity ... the static and dynamic thermal effects and transients will strongly dominate, and fairly easily overcome the density effect of the metal and its mass (if it were actually that concentrated into a column as you depicted).

There is MORE THAN enough excess material there to self-interact strongly, even in a lens configuration.

I suggest a diagram that reflects a horizontal lens of layered and also convecting material, exolving gasses and steam, not a sunken column, like that, as that column will not reflect the behaviour of a very fluid wet salty metal melt.

And you do NOT put a building like that (let alone a reactor!) on thick soils, as you have depicted. This was well understood by engineers, from liquefaction events that caused whole building rotations, well before these reactors were designed and built.

It is actually sitting on consolidated marine sediments for that very reason - i.e. a porous sedimentry ROCK.

They excavated the site and overburden rock prior to building it, so there's no actual soil under there -- at all.

Also see this for other extenuating issues:
http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/fukushima-%E2%80%9Cfar-any-stable-s...

 

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 06:31 | Link to Comment Papasmurf
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The good news is they are bring back the McRib.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment Market Efficien...
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Did not really think of that, but makes absolute sense. Thanks for the heads up. Direct physical absorbing certainly presents a greater risk than indirect exposure. 

Only, it remains to be noticed that in similar cases, the source of radiation were inappropriately disposed materials from medical radiology practices. So, it should be put into some perspective when presenting it to the general public. Mere mentioning of Iodine measurements across Europe without a context is typical tabloid style, meant to scare the shit out of people.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | Link to Comment SeanJKerrigan
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Something Awful Goons address Capitol One custom cards.

http://www.vulgartrader.com/post/12570925635/whats-in-your-wallet

Also...  http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_luerqgTjZQ1r2nar0o1_1280....

You know its bad when Tootsie Roll uses you as effective marketing.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:42 | Link to Comment Mohan
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Ha Ha. He would send those real letters and billions only to Goldman

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:41 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Fo reelz! The wiring details is stated below!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:19 | Link to Comment Sancho Ponzi
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What's really funny is that there is a Charles Green in Culver City and he does have a residence there. If this guy is 'the' Charles green and the letter is a con he deserves a Darwin Award.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:40 | Link to Comment RobD
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I vote with my avatar!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:42 | Link to Comment Don Smith
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Lol. Authourizing...Cheque... Western Union.  Bwahaha.  

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:04 | Link to Comment data_monkey
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Why are you laughing? He uses fancy spelling. Gotta be from the government.

Can someone please tell me, what's a cheque?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 21:25 | Link to Comment Al Gorerhythm
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It's the unmangled version of the Americanised "check". In English, you "check" yourself for dapperness or you check your speed, or you check out the chicks. In American, you can write a check or do all of the above or even live in Checkoslovakia (I think that's a suburb of Washington DC, their claim to fame is they have a printing press).

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:42 | Link to Comment No One
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$150 sent. Can't wait to get that $6,500,000 check..That's like what.. 10,000 ipads.. SCORE!!!!!

 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment Arius
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you really believe it? nahhh ...

got to get in line ... got to satisfy MF Global customers first ... though if you promise to spent it all on ipads .... hmmmm ...may be, just may be lets see what we can do ...

this is getting too much fun ... i am truly afraid it will end in tears ... oppssss what is the third choice? first fun, second tears, third ... oppsss

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:00 | Link to Comment No One
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in order to get priority in line, I had to promise one of three things:

 

1) Upgrade to DVD+ Streaming on NetFlix and pre-pay 50,000 months

2) Buy a shitload of crappy coffee and single cup coffee pots and a bitchin' Camaro

3) Buy 10,000 ipads.

 

I chose 3.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:03 | Link to Comment Arius
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good choice - no longer blacklisted! ... see you on 24th at midnight ... happy shopping!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | Link to Comment Johnny Yuma
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Wow, looks like Linda Green's brother is getting in on the biz... 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Yeah, gotta be fake. If Tim wants it from you, he'll just steal it and say the Gov needs it in treasuries.

All your funds are belong to US.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:43 | Link to Comment sabra1
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it's real. i had to pay $120.00!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Can I send a money order?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:46 | Link to Comment Gene Parmesan
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and being a versatile banker of repute

What sort of repute though? Ill repute? This could be legit.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:52 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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OK, I'm from out of town.

Does versatile mean metrosexual?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:03 | Link to Comment Gene Parmesan
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I think it just means that he can hit from either side of the plate.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:47 | Link to Comment WALLST8MY8BALL
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Was Geithner related to the late President of the Ivory Coast?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:48 | Link to Comment hannah
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i sent the SOB the $150 and what i got back was worthless fiat money....! i wanted gold.....!!!!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:51 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Funny part is, the $150 of your money is worth more than the $6,500,000 the FED would send you.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:48 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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Has to be legit.  I got almost the same letter last week from the Treasurer of Nigeria.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment CPL
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See if they take bitcoins.  If so, then legit.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:52 | Link to Comment economicfreefall
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Just got a similar one from Draghi. He finished it off with:

"

Question: Italy

Answer: LOL

"

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:54 | Link to Comment Colonel
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Small time scammers posing as bigtime scammers, hilarious!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:56 | Link to Comment Jonas Parker
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This guy couldn't have picked a less-appropriate target for his e-mail!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment JenkinsLane
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Seems legit

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment s2man
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I will send the $150 as soon as I get the funds from the Irish Lottery, which I won, and the Banker's widow in Libya who needs help smuggling her husbands money out of the country.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:04 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Timmy's just trying to get some African street cred going for himself at the White House.

When he shows them he can pull off a scam like this they'll think twice about laughing at his free form raps during cabinet meetings.

I'm the king of Geithneria bitchezz! Bow before my rhymes!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 16:59 | Link to Comment Fate
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Hmm.  This sounds similar to the email I got last week from a Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, who has so far failed to deliver the $250,000 he promised me...

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:02 | Link to Comment Lord Welligton
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Of course it's real.

I have irrevocably instructed

It says "irrevocably".

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:06 | Link to Comment vegas
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I sent the $150, but haven't heard back yet.

Do you suppose I could get the money by tonight?

 

 

http://vegasxau.blogspot.com

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:21 | Link to Comment MolotovCockhead
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Someone please loan me $150, will pay you $6,000,000.00 when I cash out the cheque.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 22:25 | Link to Comment Market Efficien...
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margin, bitch!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:07 | Link to Comment Quadlet
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Real: Solyndra

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:08 | Link to Comment RichardENixon
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I'm calling bullshit on the Geithner letter, too well written to be real. This one, however, reeks of authenticity:

Dear Sir,

Good day and compliments. I am Dr (Mr) Benjamin Bernanke, Chairman of Federal Reserve of United States of America. This mail will surely come to you as a great surprise, since we never had any previous correspondence. My aim of contacting you is to crave your indulgence to assist us in securing some funds abroad to prosecute a transaction of great magnitude.

Due to poor banking system in America, many subprime borrowers are not paying back mortgages and banks have lost ONE TRILLION TWO HUNDRED BILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ($1,200bn) so far. This calamity has caused much suffering in my country. To help remedy this situation, our president, Mr Barack Obama, has authorised to be spent a sum of EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY SEVEN BILLION DOLLARS ($897bn) on stimulus plus many other good deeds like cash for clunkers. Unfortunately, since that time, we are being molested and constantly harassed by bond vigilantes who do not care that their reckless and vicious behaviour could ruin our hopes and plans.

To this effect, last year I authorised the printing of ONE TRILLION TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY BILLION ($1,250bn) of United States currency to purchase government securities. To my great shock, this was not enough so I am now buying another SIX HUNDRED BILLION DOLLARS ($600bn).

If you forward a modest sum to purchase Treasury notes then I can buy many more of them with my unlimited printing press and their price will rise. I am absolutely positive that this arrangement will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I can offer you generous interest rate of EIGHT TENTHS OF A PERCENT after taxes.

I want you to immediately inform me of your willingness in assisting and co-operating with us, so that I can send you full details of this transaction and let us make arrangement for a meeting and discuss at length on how to transfer this funds.

Yours Faithfully,

Dr (Mr) Benjamin Bernanke

N/B: Please contact Mr Timothy Geithner on this e-mail address for further briefing and modalities.

 

As received by Spencer Jakab,

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:29 | Link to Comment MolotovCockhead
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This letter can't be true either. I received an authetic one where it says,

 

Yours Faithfully,

Dr (Mr) Benjamin Bernanke

P/S Please do not let the Chinese know about our plan or they will dump the market with more treasuries!

 

 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 22:42 | Link to Comment Market Efficien...
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Sorry to disapoint you, but this one is just a legitimate mail by the Ron Paul campaign. I instead got an alert from the Fed and the Treasury Dep. saying this was all fake, they would never make cash gifts to individuals, only to the banking cartel. So, from that I take, any further promise of cash gifts by a government institution is probably a Nigerian hoax.

PS: If it was real, indeed, the consequences would be the same, though.

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 05:09 | Link to Comment Sokhmate
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what does "prostitute a transaction" mean? haven't heard the term before.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:13 | Link to Comment earnulf
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I just want to know if the bank will accept the letter as proof of my soon-to-be income.   I'd like to make an immediate withdrawl of say half in order to buy physical.   I'll be in Monday to withdraw the other half

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:14 | Link to Comment Segestan
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This is for.. REAL. I gave my 6.5 mil to the Obama reelection campaign.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:20 | Link to Comment Antifaschistische
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$6,500,000.00 - $150.00 = $6,499,850.00

Silver @ $34.67 = 187,477.65 Ounces (11,717.35 lbs)

Truck for Delivery: Ford F750

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:21 | Link to Comment common_sense
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ALMOST TRUTH, BUT INSTEAD "Charles Green" MUST BE SAY "BEN BERNANKE", SO IT'S A FAKE...!!!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:26 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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And for only another $100 I will throw in the title deed to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sincerely, Charles

 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:26 | Link to Comment americanspirit
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And for only another $100 I will throw in the title deed to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Sincerely, Charles

 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:38 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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The spelling of authourized   gives it away.... unless Timmah is Nigerian and learned english from Hooked on Phonics as well ( badly I might add)

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 19:02 | Link to Comment hidingfromhelis
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The Turbo Tax thing worked out so well, right?  Where could we go wrong with this?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:39 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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road trip!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:41 | Link to Comment Poofter Priest
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So far the White House has just said 'no comment' in regards to the afore mentioned letter.

Stay tuned.

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:46 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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Dear Timmy, keep your worthless confetti; lemme know when you're giving out Federal lands or confiscated loot, innumerate bitchlet.

Tell you what. I'll trade you 100acres and a ranger station for all my SS liability. Whaddaya say?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 17:55 | Link to Comment Tunga
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Chump change Timmy.

 

Guess again. 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:09 | Link to Comment Tunga
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Off topic but Dallasgoldbug is asking for help identifying one former GOLDMAN SACHS PARTNER RICHARD SHARP. Max Kaiser shares the stage.

Real or fake? Enquiring minds want to know. 

http://youtu.be/si80tk6v0zE

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 04:28 | Link to Comment i-dog
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Christopher Monckton, "Lord Monckton" (in quotes because he doesn't actually sit in the House of Lords), the 3rd Viscount Brenchley, is not a fake ... but he is very closely associated with the Vatican and the intelligence community through both his father (the 2nd Viscount Brenchley) and his grandfather (the 1st Viscount Brenchley). He is a Knight of Malta and his father was a Knight of Malta married to a Dame of Malta! That also explains why he is so often given airtime on Alex Jones' show!

One of Goldman Sachs' more than 1,000 "managing directors" in 2002 was one Richard S. Sharp. He became a Partner in 1994 and a Managing Director in 1996. In December 2006, he stepped down as Chairman of Goldman Sachs' Principal Investment Area in Europe, where he was responsible for European Private Equity and Mezzanine Funds. He had joined the firm in 1984. So he's probably not a fake either, even though Goldman Sachs also has very close ties to the Vatican and the intelligence community.

Their accents are both from top English schools (Monckton went to Harrow), but are not the same, IMO.

Maybe that helps you?!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 10:39 | Link to Comment Tunga
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Thanks i-dog. will pass that along.

 

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 15:58 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Check out

http://www.desmogblog.com/christopher-monckton

He is a global warming denier with no qualifications in science or climatology, hence seen as an expert in the field by the  Heartland Institute, you know, those guys that got a bunch of money from the Koch Bros. and Exxon...

A close read of his past suggests he is a master of bullshit and borderline con-artist

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:28 | Link to Comment fnordfnordfnord
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Several spelling mistakes. incurr?

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 18:29 | Link to Comment Joe Sixpack
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QE4: A New Approach (TM)

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 19:03 | Link to Comment MrBinkeyWhat
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I got my 100T Zim note. Bitchez!

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 19:48 | Link to Comment sasebo
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This & four bits will get you a cup of coffee at your local McDonalds.

Sorry, I don't have 150. My ex wife has all my money. Give her a call. I don't have her number. She left town with some asshole.

I'm sure you can find it.

 

Fri, 11/11/2011 - 22:16 | Link to Comment Problem Is
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+5... Attaboy Timmah...
Never let a good Nigerian scam go to waste...

BTW: I got the same email offer from

CREEP: Committee to RE-Elect the President

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 02:47 | Link to Comment aldousd
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it's funny how american officials revert to british spellings when the chips are down. tories every one!

Sat, 11/12/2011 - 13:09 | Link to Comment boiltherich
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Speaking of real or spam, I came across this story in my hometown newspaper and thought I had awakened on April fools day.  But, it is a sign of our economy:

Intruder makes himself at home Written by Anthony Skeens, The Triplicate November 10, 2011 02:48 pm

A Crescent City woman was startled when she came home Wednesday to find a strange man wearing her robe and washing clothes, authorities said.

The woman arrived at her house on Butte Street early Wednesday and noticed a few things awry: pork chops and a bottle of whiskey on the counter, the laundry machines running and evidence that someone had shaved over her bathroom sink, a Del Norte County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said.

While searching her house, she came across a young man hiding behind logs in her garage and noticed he was wearing her robe, the spokesman said.

The woman told the man to put clothes on and get out of the house, the spokesman said.

She went to work and after discussing the incident with co-workers, they went back to her house to find the man had returned for his pork chops and whiskey and then left again, the spokesman said.

Nothing in the house was stolen, he said.

She called authorities later in the day to report the incident.

Sun, 11/13/2011 - 02:01 | Link to Comment saulysw
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Similar in some ways to this story...

Robber who broke into hair salon is beaten by its black-belt owner and kept as a sex slave for three days... fed only Viagra

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2013870/Robber-broke-hair-salon-beaten-black-belt-owner-kept-sex-slave-days--fed-Viagra.html#ixzz1dYvsnkHz

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