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A Spinning Blankfein Responds If Goldman Is Still A Vampire Squid

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It seems the PR machine was in full swing today for everyone's favorite Muppet-slayer-in-chief as Goldman Sachs' Lloyd Blankfein did the business media tour. Bloomberg TV, in the clip below, were perhaps toughest on the domed demi-god as they pressed him on the public's perspective of his firm as the 'vampire squid' to which he responded in glib-yet-deferential terms that "it is hyperbole and we'll have to do a better job of explaining how important this industry is". Indeed Lloyd, indeed. A grand collection of ducking-and-weaving as Erik Schatzker peppered the CEO with questions on his changing priorities as a CEO (wealth creation for partners clients), conflicts of interest ("if you want to rule out conflicts of interest, you'll just give advice to one client in one industry and never do any lending or support for the capital structure of the firm.  It's just not feasible."), on Arthur Levitt's statement of Goldman's hypocrisy (as a market-maker we have to protect Goldman Sachs), being too big to fail, the markets and economy (tend to be a little more positive than what I am hearing from other people), and finally the Facebook IPO.



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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:49 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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"Welcome to our Home" says Lloyd.

Does he mean the building, Wall Street, the U.S., or the World?

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment Rainman
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I think you just hyperbolized him

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:54 | Link to Comment spiral_eyes
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I think Lloyd Blankfein just rehypothecated all the blood in your body.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:59 | Link to Comment SHEEPFUKKER

Blood sucking calamari. 

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:11 | Link to Comment LowProfile
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My God, his voice... What a squeaking chubby little rat he is.


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:24 | Link to Comment nope-1004
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Chrome dome, Muppitchez!


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:39 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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"You need more prophylacticth!"


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:29 | Link to Comment flacon
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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment brewing
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it's not a lie, if you think it's true...

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:00 | Link to Comment Bananamerican
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he's a wizened little fonfer, aint he....

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:51 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Personally, I think he's doing God's work.

Of course, from his point of view 'God's work' is Satan's bidding.

And not to worry, we're keeping a seat warm for him in the ninth circle of Hell, right next to Nixon, Stalin, Hitler and Mao.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 23:24 | Link to Comment gorillaonyourback
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its warm down there,  u make millions up here, fuck im selling my soul

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:34 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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I think I know where The Lord of the Rings director got his inspiration for Smeagol.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:41 | Link to Comment Richard Chesler
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Cutest thieve I ever met.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 08:20 | Link to Comment GetZeeGold
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Goldman Sachs.........1 million interview to get in.......only one man leaves.


Crime, Everywhere......


Also, no one else in the major media is picking up the story. The behavior in that company brought down the economy and ruined the financial futures of millions of people in this country. Why isn’t Federal law enforcement putting the titty clamps on the executives who “callously people talk about ripping their clients off.”




Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:21 | Link to Comment The Real Fake E...
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Did Lloyd just say "my predecessors didn't go to China, they called it Red China?"  


Is he taking credit for the firm's presence in China?  I'm pretty sure Hank "the Tank" Paulson would have something to say about that.  Not only that, but Lloyd was helped by having Hank as Treasury Secretary as he made it even that much easier for Goldman to exist and do business in China.  


By the way, Goldman and these other firms better not play the same games in China.  China makes vice mayors of major cities like Shanghai "disappear" over 400k in lost pension funds.  Imagine what they would do to these round eyed foreigners who are experts at stealing much more in other parts of the world......??????  or Would you like something to drink?......I think we know how they like mixing their drinks here in China.  

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:22 | Link to Comment The Real Fake E...
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Huh? Hey Tyler, why can't I write Chinese on your site?  

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:34 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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"Welcome to our home"...................

Is he referring to the pig shit power-generating plant under Bartertown?



Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:35 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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I want to see him Hung on the White House Lawn for Treason by a President that gives America Back to the People!

That’s why I am looking at New Zealand and Australia!

Cause it ain’t neva, eva, gunna happen!

They OWN US!

We are SLAVES!

The best that anyone can do is be a house negro!


The Needs of the Many.. Out Weigh the EXCESSES! of the Few!


AT LEAST!! 299,999,600 People verse 400..


400 Earn 93% of the Profits and 299,999,600 get to split 7%! 


How very Civilized of them!


The Lucky 400 know that the Middle is Brain Washed with Dreams of being Someone and the Poor, Un-Educated Wall Mart Shoppers are too busy importing a 3rd World Living Standard thru their POWER Shopping! LOL!!


And let’s not mention the 2 Largest Lobby’s in America who collect more Government Hand Outs  and Secret Loans from the Federal Reserve!



The 2 Largest Lobby’s in America.. Collect the Largest Government Hand Outs and Secret Loans from the Federal Reserve! Those are the Numerical Facts! Bribe the Government and Get the Most Tax Dollars paid in by the Working Class Sheepeople!

(Huffington Post for those of you here that need it)

The FBI / CIA / NSA not only ignore these Numerical Facts! The FBI / CIA / NSA Promote and Support the Theft of Monies from the Working Class Outright! By looking the other way! So that when these Persons Charged with Protecting National Interests Retire from Looking the Other Way! That they may be hired in the Private Sector! High Paid Consultants who spent an entire Career, Looking the Other Way are then Paid to do what they do “O” so well!

For example!


Trustee Finds No Missing MF Global Funds at J.P. Morgan


Judge Rejects MF Global Priority Bid


The Senator Letters That Bash MF Global’s Bonus Plan


SO! not only did the Ex-FBI Chief Look the other way! He suppressed Information and then!! Tried to get Bonus Monies for his Crooked Buddies that Just Ripped Off the Working Class!


Tester calls plans by a bankruptcy trustee to distribute bonuses “outrageous” and demanded MF Global’s trustee reconsider his decision.

“Quite simply, it is unacceptable for you to sanction the award of performance-based compensation before the recovery of client funds,” Tester wrote Louis Freeh, MF Global’s bankruptcy trustee. “Rather than reward executives, I urge you to use these funds to repay the farmers and ranchers whose trust was so betrayed by MF Global.”

Tester also reminded Freeh that bankruptcy law significantly restricts his ability to compensate former firm executives.

“Your authority as the bankruptcy trustee overseeing the liquidation of the MF Global should be used strictly to help maximize MF Global assets so that clients of the firm can see their funds returned,” Tester wrote.

Tester, the Senate’s only active farmer, called for a hearing in the Senate Banking Committee to examine the factors leading to MF Global’s collapse and demanded that the Justice Department conduct a comprehensive investigation.


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:25 | Link to Comment BeetleBailey
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JW...FYI...Check this out....from Sovereign Man...

Todays column header and first paragraph...

I was approached recently by a member of our Sovereign Man community who filed the paperwork to relinquish US citizenship some time ago. Long story short, after an incomprehensibly long wait, the US government finally sent him a reply: Application DENIED.

Absolutely shocking. That you even have to 'apply' to relinquish what you never signed up for is intellectually insulting. That you cannot do so freely, and immediately, is nothing short of totalitarian.

It's still an embryonic movement, though more and more US citizens are being driven to divorce their country. Last year nearly 1,600 people gave up US citizenship, up from 1,485 in 2010, 731 in 2009, and 226 in 2008.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:01 | Link to Comment Freewheelin Franklin
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Better than hair piece (herpes).

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 23:00 | Link to Comment putaipan
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yeah, well i kind of got the impression by "client" he meant the u.s. government.  muppet state baby!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 23:45 | Link to Comment putaipan
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s'funny- now i can't get frank zappa's "i am the slime" outta my head

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment ihedgemyhedges
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Was there a burning bush anywhere near him????????

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:44 | Link to Comment vast-dom
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Not only do we not invite the vampires in, but we fucking hunt them down with stakes!


BPD bitches deserve to be put out of their miseries, for their own good and the people around them.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 03:27 | Link to Comment lunar
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"Welcome to our Home" says Lloyd


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:51 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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How much taxpayer bailout money did these azsholes get?

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:45 | Link to Comment knukles
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Wrong tense.
They get all they fucking want.
Much more than you/we ever can imagine.

Just think of it this way. 
They own the Fed. 
The Fed creates money out of key strokes. 
The Fed wires money to anywhere in the world, unquestioned. 
The Fed is Unaudited.

As much as they fucking want.


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:27 | Link to Comment BeetleBailey
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knukles...tellin it EXACTLY like it is...and has been!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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i watched some of this earlier.......who are these fuckers talking to, us zh'rs...or the sheep....i would think they are talking to us, who else has made them somewhat uncomfortable....where they feel the need to answer this invisible pressure being applied...

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:47 | Link to Comment knukles
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It is somewhat odd...
Why the media blitz right now at this very moment?

Pre-emptive strike on some impending bad news?

The Lord Blankfiend Hisself does not as a matter of course do the grimy PR work.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:53 | Link to Comment penexpers
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Fuck you, Blankfein.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:20 | Link to Comment Bansters-in-my-...
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I think his name is BankFiend,

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 07:49 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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it's Lloyd 'razor sharp cookie' Blankfiend

he's sharp enough to cut any deal to slice his clients and 'customers' he's just not 'got it' yet that his entire business is an unproductive pile of WS junk

the sociopath only needs look in the rear-view mirror at the trail of worthless trash he's left behind... from $Trillions in rotten mortgages, the train-wreck Goldmans caused with AIG to the hundreds of $Trillions in deravitives

What a record you're leaving behind you Lloyd?

Debt and fraud is not as "important" to the US economy as he claims

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:55 | Link to Comment Squid Vicious
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did he just say more prophylactics? presumably for more muppet-raping without those nasty unintended consequences...

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:09 | Link to Comment BKbroiler
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Blankfein caught some Elmo AIDS

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 18:59 | Link to Comment Crimedog
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Bullish Prophylactics

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:02 | Link to Comment Arnold Ziffel
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i wonder what the relationship is (i.e., how they get along) among the Morgans, Rothchilds and the Blankfeins?

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:04 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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I wonder if Blankenstein has to worry 'bout shit like this? Doubt it. This is for us, not him.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:05 | Link to Comment barliman
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Blankfein ...

... Austrian for "extra large douche"

True story


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:19 | Link to Comment BeetleBailey
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Best part of the video:

Margaret Brennan. Nice rack babe!

All down hill from that point.


French for shitbag.

Dunno if it is true, but let's keep sayin that it is...just like El Douchie here does.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:07 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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yo LLoyd, some of my friends from Greece wanna talk to you............

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:07 | Link to Comment Rainman
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This dude should never be the front guy for anything, anywhere at any time.....includes an organized crime syndicate.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:07 | Link to Comment SemperFord
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Am I the only one who feels they are just going to get away with it? Seriously...I fail to believe anymore that good will triumpth and they will be persecuted/prosecuted/hung!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:48 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Duh, they're in charge. Well, they're not ultimately in charge--a few families and the system, really, the Luciferian system, is in charge--but the head banksters are in charge enough so that they know before they commit these crimes that they are beyond prosecution. That's a big part of conspiracy theory that most folks miss: Most of these elites know well before they commit their crimes that nothing will happen to them. They are immune to prosecution from anyone for anything. Period.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 01:18 | Link to Comment Raymond Reason
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Except God. 

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:55 | Link to Comment Hansel
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Running out the statute of limitations has been the plan ever since placeHolder took office.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Jim B
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 I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! I am not a crook! 

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:16 | Link to Comment Freegolder
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He slobbers when he talks, like that cartoon pig, I forget his name, Porky was it?

Also, he reminds me of Obama in his obfuscation and arrogance.

I feel sick now.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:18 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Take a suck you little bald headed fuck. We'll take our chances without all your "help".

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:20 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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Conflict of Interest = ok in Lloyds' book because that's the way business is today.

Not it's not Lloyd. You have a choice...get out of the business if it's become unethical.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:53 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Unethical abounds:

It's simply duplicity, and it's in vogue amongst the Luciferian elite.

The only ones who get caught--ahem, get prosecuted--are the bottom feeders.


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:21 | Link to Comment Pretorian
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Hope he catch some Sexual Transmited Disese from his prostituties.


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:22 | Link to Comment lead salad
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I was just waiting for that fucker to turn into Nosferatu during that interview.....

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:25 | Link to Comment unununium
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Shiny-headed criminal says "That's INCONCEIVABLE!!"

"You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means."

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:25 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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shifty eyed little goblin, stopped the show about 20% in.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:25 | Link to Comment AgShaman
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Die Cleeeeeen.....White Man From Town.....Die Clean!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:27 | Link to Comment A_S
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There should be subtitles of what he actually thinks

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:40 | Link to Comment reTARD
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You mean like the Hitler parodies but this time with German subtitles?

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:35 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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I think that went very well

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:35 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Looks like the dude in The Princess Bride who drank the poison.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:02 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Inconceivable !

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:45 | Link to Comment SlorgGamma
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What an unimpressive little mugwump of evil.

But wait a minute... where have I seen that glazed look, that tinfoil glance, that barely-concealed hunger to prey on the unwary? Why yes, that classic Star Trek episode called "Investment Banker in the Fold":

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:58 | Link to Comment rosiescenario
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Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:45 | Link to Comment oddjob
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Being the vile worthless shyster scumbag he is, I am sure he takes the handicap parking at the synagogue.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:54 | Link to Comment loveyajimbo
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This diseased dog-turd would have been a big star in Goebbels films... might have prevented our entrance into WWII...

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 19:56 | Link to Comment peekcrackers
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(wealth creation )   120 trillion in CDS

Goldman licks sachs ... king Muppet humper

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:06 | Link to Comment poor fella
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I didn't see this today, so will throw this out to the ether:

FUCK YOU BEN BERNANKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:23 | Link to Comment no cnbc cretin
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Goldman Sachs. I knew of GS long before 2008.

Goldman Sachs = scum bags -- Blankfein should be in jail!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:24 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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Blankfein and his peers are a reminder of how powerless the citizens are, how clueless the government is and how greedy, evil and immune from prosecution the top banking elite are.


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:44 | Link to Comment tom a taxpayer
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Lloyd's performance would be boffo on Saturday Night Live, as he is an hilarious parody of himself.

What howlers he let loose, like, GS did not need the government rescue allowing GS to become a bank holding company in 2008. 

Lloyd contrasts the negative outlook of economists to his own "positive" outlook. Of course Lloyd has a sunny disposition…he has Congress and the Administration in his back pocket. GS is Too Big Too Fail, so GS has a positive outlook… taxpayers will pay for GS failures. Of course Lloyd has a sunny disposition…no prosecutor has brought him to justice.


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:06 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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"and the taxpayer remains behind bars" still, i agree. As a card carrying member of the "Anglo-Saxon dog" brigade (as my best friend would always call me) "this day had to come." The audience of course is not any of us here but simply and in two words NEW YORK. Will it sell? They don't call it CHUTZPAH for nothin'...indeed "they invented the word." I'm not sure actually. I'll leave it to the Tylers Durden...since they are as New York as New York gets. I say this: Ben Bernanke had to monetize in order to keep our government it happened (and it just happened...PURE luck in my view) it was the right thing to do as well. I'm not sure right now if "the Bernanke Halo" has translated here for CEO Blankfein. Interestingly he never addressed his view of his "exploded whales" formerly known as "the Banks." As Chief Pilotfish I would have thought he would have mentioned that. Anywho "the recovery stinks...thanks."

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:34 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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The world can't live without the squid. LMAO!!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:48 | Link to Comment infinity8
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can't do it. can't bring myself to watch/listen to this a-hole. . . head will explode, ugliness will ensue. die, rot, go to hell blankfein. in whatever order you choose.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:52 | Link to Comment midgetrannyporn
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Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:40 | Link to Comment Demologos
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+1 for A Boy and His Dog reference

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 02:21 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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Lloyd Run Bartertown!!!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:55 | Link to Comment Dre4dwolf
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Look at him trying to justify everything, "vampire squids are good for the economy" ... please.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 01:31 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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Sharks are good for the ecology but I still don't want to be in the water with one.  They have this nasty tendency to bite and eat each other.  I'm betting vampire squids have the same sort of dietary preferences.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 20:56 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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For a country that owns so much gold it seems almost weird for it to have so much debt.

HONG KONG — Standard & Poor’s lowered its outlook for India on Wednesday, citing the country’s struggle to rein in its relatively high debt and fiscal deficit amid a political impasse that is unlikely to ease before the next national elections in 2014.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:01 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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The SEC needs to check into them. I'm sure they have some improper disclosures from 2008.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 01:34 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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Ha, like the SEC checks anything that actually needs to be investigated.  The MF Global shysters are still walking around free, but they MUST investigate the hell out of Egan-Jones for daring to publicize the naked emperor.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:00 | Link to Comment Wakanda
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Lloyd's PR toadies and (very expensive) low life lawyers told him to get out in the spotlight and act like a human being - you know, try and deflect some of the negativity.

Epic fail with that interview, he comes across as an evasive shyster.

Lloyd, it's all down hill from here as the sheeple wake up to gov/corp repression.

Nuttin' gonna save yo sorry ass now.

Not interviews

Not bribes

Not payoffs

Not money

Nothing - you gambled that you would never have to pay - and you are losing that bet

It's a hoot watching you squirm!

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:17 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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By the way i feel i owe "the velociraptors" down here an apology. I feel i've been out of line...well, in some ways my whole life...but yeah, within the last few weeks i've been on the cranky side and taking it out on all of you.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:17 | Link to Comment streetcrawler
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This guy is completely out of his mind. GS is apparently engaged in "wealth creation." Guess what Lloyd, you fucking numbnuts piece of shit, you and your company are a fucking menace. GS wouldn't even exist if it weren't for the bailouts, so how this guy can sit there and talk about how they are important and are doing good things is a farce.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:25 | Link to Comment Cabreado
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Such is the behavior of the charming Sociopath.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment Paul Atreides
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Wealth creation? The nerve...anyone who has worked in the upper management of Goldman Sachs past or present should be put up against a wall and shot.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:02 | Link to Comment Crab Cake
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Exactly. As a poster above noted they are immune to prosecution and the "law", but they are not immune to justice.

When the law only applies to some, then it applies to none. This has consequences. Their "cornering" of our political and legal system has consequences. When one cant trust a cop to do their job one dispenses justice as they see fit. His day will come.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:28 | Link to Comment Paul Atreides
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Some like to stick their head in the sand, some like to preach non violence, some would just run away, some think the white dragon society is going to come save us! but the ONLY way we will see salvation and remove these demons from humanity is armed revolution.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
Only I will remain.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:43 | Link to Comment GrinandBearit
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That shiny bald head makes a very nice bullseye for a very rusty pickaxe.

One day Lloyd... your day of reckoning will come.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 21:55 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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These people could wander in a house of mirrors for hours and never once see themselves for what they are.


Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:01 | Link to Comment vegas
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...."it is hyperbole and we'll have to do a better job of explaining how important this industry is".

Translation: Listen muppets, STFU and realize how imprtant doing God's work on earth is, OK? So we shave a little here and there to build the proper temple? WTF.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:05 | Link to Comment dolph9
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Just remember, all of you peons risking your life and limb for your "country."

You die so that this asshole can get and stay rich.

The truth hurts.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:04 | Link to Comment WallowaMountainMan
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I hold that the way to judge the merits of an idea was to judge its that which flows from it. If all is good, then the idea was in and of itself good. If any are not good (aka 'unintended' in the vernacular), then there were flaw(s) in the assumptions (hidden maybe) behind the original idea.

For anyone who claims that conflicts of interest in their business model are unavoidable is acknowledging that their business model is flawed. People of any knowledge will not do business with that person.

The powers that be at Goldman understand this. LLoyd is history at G/S. Soon. Gracefully, but soon.

Wed, 06/27/2012 - 22:44 | Link to Comment WallowaMountainMan
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well, so far so wrong...

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:08 | Link to Comment rosiescenario
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Talk about a P/R disaster.....putting that guy in front of people.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 04:58 | Link to Comment acrabbe
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I laughed out loud at this in my office...

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:30 | Link to Comment FranSix
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Banks should not be on the opposite side of the trade of your client.  That's just fraud.  Banks should not be in a position of making markets either.  Why not just abondon being a bank and become a brokerage?

One question they failed to ask is how central the Black Scholes option pricing model is to the markets and just how much the world is expected to conform with mathematical formulae.

Dr. Faber on Talk Digital Network

Starts 1:40 With Danielle Park


FYI:  Faber has a difficult time ignoring Danielle Park's legs and while trying to say that the Aristocracy's heads get chopped off, he instead makes a freudian slip and says legs.  @16:55

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:14 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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The way I see it, if you must become a client of Goldman Sachs, you have already f^$ked up somewhere big time. I dread the day it happens to me or any firm that I have invested money with.  

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 22:19 | Link to Comment Loose Caboose
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I feel the need to have a shower after watching this.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 23:03 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Let him spin from the end of a rope--tentacles and all.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 23:35 | Link to Comment Change-In-Trend
Wed, 04/25/2012 - 23:44 | Link to Comment Joke Heros
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I don't know who disgusts me to the pit of my soul more: This moron or the scumbag Jamie Dimon. Their industry failed, revived with taxpayer money and clown show accounting tricks, and they now want us to go back to the way of thinking that they are so important to the economy that we should never question them.

What a complete and utter idiot.

Wed, 04/25/2012 - 23:53 | Link to Comment XRAYD
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From God's work to "industry"?

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:29 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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Fuck Blanfein he's probably packing his bags for queer camp with Gingrich.

Don't think that's funny because you're gay? Then get a sense of fucking humor.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 00:49 | Link to Comment Dixie Rect
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Rat bastard should be in jail with his co-conspirator Jamie Dimon. Too bad they bought get-out-of-jail free cards via big fat donations to the Obama campaign.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 01:06 | Link to Comment michigan independant
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Vernacular hubris of Mortons Fork spokesman.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 01:17 | Link to Comment YouThePeople
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What a tool. He's got O.J. syndrome where he actually believes all of his own B.S. Yeah, he does a job. Snow job. Building a house of cards with a shell game sideshow is not "wealth creation". With a 65 trillion unregulated, underfunded, under collateralized derivative market there is going to be a lot of people who think they are wealthy, on paper, that are going to be left holding a big bag of flaming dog shit. But then again, quoting "Margin Call", "It's not panic...if you're the first one out the door". This guy is a certified tossbag wanker.

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 01:40 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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+1 for "tossbag wanker". 

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 01:42 | Link to Comment Milton Waddams
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ZH perfectly captured his tick.  Bravo

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 01:52 | Link to Comment Milton Waddams
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btw zerohedge has gone full retard and i will never contribute  here (0 loss is 0) 

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 02:28 | Link to Comment e_goldstein
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Holy fucking crap, exactly how many times did Lloyd purger himself in this interview?


Thu, 04/26/2012 - 03:00 | Link to Comment Frastric
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Doing 'God's' work partaking in this interview...

Thu, 04/26/2012 - 04:25 | Link to Comment Shylockracy
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Thank goodness I do not believe in conspiracy theories; otherwise I would be upset by the impression that in the past 150 years the world has been led from slaughterhouse to slaughterhouse by a trisomic race of mandacious, power-crazed and hyper-ethnocentric inbred gnomes.

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