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1. diane - 6 February 2012

My sincere apologies to Alcuin, the Pedant (along with Lambert) Iwas actually recollecting as regards the comment (#11) here, was Affinis.

Further, I believe that Pedantry can have as violent of an effect (and then some) on ‘underdogs,’ as smashing a bank window in pained rage, in an underdog community, when that bank is surely responsible for the loss of human lives in multitudes. Just because there weren’t rivers of blood, does not mean they weren’t hideous, agonizing, ultra VIOLENT in their own ‘benign’ passivity, ….Untimely Deaths.

diane - 6 February 2012

especially as compared to cheap broken glass, far less than chump change for that bank, and no blood let, ……..and the fears of those who still have enough to get by on ..despite being aware that others met hideous untimely deaths and those who loved and vividly remember them, may have cause for rage.

diane - 6 February 2012

are the increasing Homeless in an obscenely wealthy “Nation For the People” really expected to walk off benignly and passively ‘into that night’ for that hypothermia and welcome sips out of discarded red wine bottles; are those who still have a ledge supposed to accept the Droning of innocents getting increasingly close to their own back yards, without throwing stones?

marisacat - 6 February 2012

well IMO one of the worst things was the Democratic attempt to slap Palin down over her propaganda of “Death Panels”. We already have them. And not just for medicine.

diane - 6 February 2012

oohhh so true, …as I recollect locally, DiFi and Charlotte did their “community service” in re: all the useless elders (many likely younger than them) doing their civic duty and going off benignly into the night (and no doubt having that Green Funeral!).

marisacat - 6 February 2012

Charlotte Maillard?

I think she is more ceremonial than ever, by now.

diane - 6 February 2012

yeah honey, George Shultz’ wife, Charlotte Smith Mailliard Swig Shultz.

marisacat - 6 February 2012

Yes I know. The Chron used to run articles using just “Maillard” how she cme here all alone from Tejas and miracle of miracles found friends and influenced people. Leaving out the husbands.

The problem is they ALL agree. All of them.

diane - 6 February 2012

It’s bleakly hilarious that so many of the Pedants absolutely love all of the other mammals, (they are GREEN! …yet don’t seem to have a clue about sowing, and reaping, …… or the fact that humans are mammals too, with the same capacity for rage) mammals who have no qualms about throwing survival ‘rocks’ at ‘bombs’ when the time is right.

2. marisacat - 6 February 2012

Cali Appeals Court will release their ruling tomorrow morning on Prop 8 our ballot measure to ban SS Marriage that Judge Vaughn Walker struck down as unconstitutional (both state and Fed) under Equal Protection.

We shall see.. the commentator I am listening too is sure, repeat SURE, that the court will uphold Judge Walker’s ruling.

I am not so sure.

3. BooHooHooMan - 7 February 2012

Yeh well the Pauvre Petit is a little burnt.
And the sauce ….my God, the sauce –

Obama to Return Major Donations Tied to Fugitive

The Obama campaign said it was refunding more than $200,000 raised by the family of a casino magnate linked to violence and corruption in Mexico who has been seeking a pardon.

That’s the thing, I always fuck up ordering the French stuff in Mexico. (obvious apocryphal story to follow) Last time I was down there (maybe Barry can try it) I went to order a little chipped beef, the stakes o’ petit pauvre snatchy meal or whatever,…Oddly, they obliged by a rather efficient kidnapping with ransom demands. It just sorta happened.

4. BooHooHooMan - 7 February 2012

Greek politicians delay bailout deal

I would think so. Considering Spring has arrived, the General Strike is now underway, oh and the commensurate riots and collapse of the government to follow again.

Greek Workers Strike Against New Round of Austerity

ATHENS — Greek workers walked off the job on Tuesday to protest a new barrage of austerity measures being demanded by the country’s foreign creditors in exchange for a second bailout of $170 billion without which Greece faces a potentially catastrophic default within weeks.

The general strike, the second this year, comes as government officials continued tense talks with representatives of the so-called troika of foreign lenders — the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund — on the terms of a new loan program.

Negotiations on a crucial writedown on Greek debt, expected to wipe $130 billion off the country’s debt, were continuing in parallel but depend on the success of the bailout deal.

Also depends on the rioting, no?
Might factor in. Mehbe not good for da bidness..

Although airports will operate as normal, other transport services will be disrupted. Ferries will remain moored in the country’s ports and train services will be suspended. Public transport workers will run a limited service in Athens to allow protesters to join rallies in the city center.

The walkout will also close government offices, schools and courts and leave hospitals operating on emergency staff. Shopkeepers, exasperated at the impact of higher taxes and reduced consumer spending, are planning to close down for the day.

The country’s two labor unions are appealing to austerity-weary Greeks to come out in force and protest the measures proposed by creditors which include cuts of around 20 percent in private sector wages, reductions in supplemental pensions, thousands of civil service layoffs and additional cuts to state spending. The measures follow two years of tax increases and wage cuts in the state sector that have pushed the country into a deep recession. Unemployment stands at 19 percent and is quickly rising while the economy, in its fourth year of recession, is expected to contract by 6 percent, according to estimates by the I.M.F.

Unions condemn the proposed measures, touted as the only alternative to bankruptcy for Greece, as extortion. “It is a brutal, cynical blackmail against an entire nation,” said the head of the private sector workers’ union, Yiannis Panagopoulos. “This is not a negotiation,” he said, referring to the talks between government officials and creditors which have dragged on for days.

Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was expected to meet the three leaders of his uneasy coalition later on Tuesday in another bid to get their backing for new measures — once these have been finalized in the talks between officials of the Finance and Labor Ministries and the troika.

If Greece’s politicians fail to reach a deal with their lenders, and secure fresh rescue funding, the country faces the risk of a disorderly default on March 20 when a $19 billion bond repayment is due.

So yeh,set against , uhm, REALITY,
I just had to LMAO at a Bl :shock: berg piece, all of them recently dumped out like so much broiled august shit on offer and left lingering for days on their web page about how i’sgonna be Okay in Greece . Yep, Okie Dokie, so just LMAO @ Bloomberg’s piece .yesterday ….. Hedge funds underestimating Europe’s will to force Greek losses

Just a little off I’d say. A bit. A tad of the underestimating. Oh That on Mamma Merkel , how Kraut Frau ,that fuckin bitch from their POV, a REAL goddam sadist it turns out to their dismay who keeps ignoring the god damn safe-word. LOL. I mean, What the HELL?

What a drag to be a Bankster these days.
Touting a rising market on ghost-town volume in trading..
People having survived thru the winter…
Occupy Oakland, hell, they just carried on right thru.while Spring is in the air over East Coast way again….

marisacat - 7 February 2012

Massive strikes and rioting…. Euro News and other international news is carrying it…

AnD French pilots are on strike too.

5. marisacat - 7 February 2012

ONe way or the other.

Federal appeals court panel rules California same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

A federal appeals panel in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that California’s ban on same-sex marriage violates the constitutional right to equal protection.

The panel overturned Proposition 8, which was approved by 52 percent of the state’s voters in 2008 and amended the state’s constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman. The U.S. Supreme Court could be the next stop for the measure. . . . .

Read more at:
Wash Po

Or visit http://www.washingtonpost.com.

6. diane - 7 February 2012

I loved this response to Chris Hedges recent pedantry, posted by Vincent Vibbert, February 7, at 12:51 am (in case the comment window misfires).

…. You libs like to whine about violence, yet we are all complicit in it to a degree that far outweighs some broken windows.

When you stop paying taxes that fund murderous police and military oppression then you can start calling for abolishing it altogether.

When you stop supporting neo-liberal policies that inflict brutal economic violence on the third world, you can call for an end to violence.

When you stop buying products which require slave-labor in order to be affordable, you can call for an abolishment of violence.

Until then, you can feel free to critique the manner and the targets chosen by certain short-sighted anarchists who employ black bloc tactics ineffectively.

As the occupy movement devolves into the same tired, ineffective, and publicly rejected tactics of popular symbolic protest culture you sure as hell can stop blaming us for your faltering.

I suggest you google Frances Fox Piven talking at OWS about the real “cancer” plaguing this country…. Namely neo-liberalism of which you nearly all you haters either actively support (obama2012!) or at minimum refuse to denounce the status-quo which actively supports it.

Fuck the peace police. Some of these kids just need to learn how to aim before pulling the proverbial trigger.

But then again I’m of the belief that passive, white gloved acts, even passive words, can be far more violent to the core of what it truly means to live freely …. without malice, than stone throwing “Violence.”

marisacat - 7 February 2012

I’m pretty sure Hedges thinks Occupy, and esp Oakland Occ, needs religion. Or sumthin like that…

Etc.

ms_xeno - 8 February 2012

The cops beat on everybody they don’t like.

Hedges is a clueless putz.

marisacat - 8 February 2012

Truly.

On both comments…
:roll:

ms_xeno - 8 February 2012

I’m all for protesters doing what they think will work. I mean activists, not provocateurs on police payrolls. Anyone who thinks THOSE don’t exist might just as well stick to blogging recipes and LOLcats, because from a political standpoint they’re worse than useless.

I’m glad I wasn’t arrested in November, but I don’t look down on anybody who was, or will be. The people in charge treat us all like fucking criminals anyway. They can’t expect a false division to be real for us when it stopped being real for them a billion years ago.

marisacat - 8 February 2012

precisely…

diane - 7 February 2012

(off to check out Frances Fox Piven (which, possibly not that much of a lesser evil, “not Google” owned search site should I use, …….sigh, …I’ll try ixquick …this time), and even if I end up not at all agreeing with him, I still love the comment.)

diane - 7 February 2012

She sounds absolutely fascinating, will have to check the Library ….sigh, …..Kepler’s Book Store has been sold (today’s hardcopy San Francisco Chronicle ‘headline’, …apparently there wasn’t much of choice ……people will so come to regret allowing all of the independent bookstores to go under …I fucking DESPISE AMAZON …..and BARNES and NOBLE.

diane - 7 February 2012

Jeff Bezos/”Amazon,” is as nasty as he looks, and then some …… would love to chat with Paulina Borsook about him:

This book [Cyberselfish – A Critical Romp Through The Terribly Libertarian Culture Of High Tech] is about people and culture, not about computers and markets. It is about a set of beliefs well known inside high-tech, but little known outside it. It is not a getrichkwik guide nor about the ways scary hackers are going to get your momma.

And it is, of course, out of print, bolding mine.

marisacat - 7 February 2012

ohhh you don’t love the Princeling of Pixie? Who sprinkles Pixie Dust everywehre he goes?
:roll: :evil:

IMO all of those guys are fucking nutz. The only one that for some reason I can stand to listen to in intrview or conversation is Mark Cuban… the rest… certifiable. SHould go in for long term commitment… they can work in a padded room… fine with me.

diane - 7 February 2012

… IMO all of those guys are fucking nutz.

you or I would certainly have been locked up for any such semblence of insanity ….

I’d be happy if they were shackled, till they were known for what they have actually destroyed. On a serious note, they have been allowed to do so much damage it’s horrifying.

marisacat - 7 February 2012

I like FFP… you may as well.

diane - 7 February 2012

ohhh honey, from the little I just read, it sounds like I might end up adoring much of what she’s written.

lucid - 7 February 2012

She used to teach at CUNY [probably still does]. I’ve heard her speak before – she’s great.

Madman in the Marketplace - 7 February 2012

good one

7. Madman in the Marketplace - 7 February 2012

Muslim: Quip led to terror probe

MONTREAL — A casual text message to work colleagues encouraging them to “blow away” the competition at a trade show allegedly plunged a Muslim man into a terrorism probe.

Telecommunications sales manager Saad Allami says the innocent message, aimed at pumping up his staff, has had devastating consequences on his life.

The Quebec man says he was arrested by provincial police while picking up his seven-year-old son at school. A team of police officers stormed into his home, telling his wife she was married to a terrorist. And his work colleagues were detained for hours at the U.S. border because of their connection to him.

Those are the allegations Allami makes in a lawsuit filed last month.

The Moroccan native is seeking $100,000 from the Quebec provincial police force, one of its sergeants, and the provincial government. The six-figure sum is being sought for unlawful detention, unlawful arrest, loss of income and damage to his reputation.

On Jan. 21, 2011, Allami sent a text message to colleagues urging them to “blow away” the competition at a trade show in New York City.

According to his lawsuit, he was arrested without warning by police three days later and detained for over a day while his house was searched. During his detention, a team of police officers allegedly conducted an “intrusive” four-hour search.

“The whole time, the officers kept repeating to the plaintiff’s wife that her husband was a terrorist,” the filing reads.

“The treatment of the plaintiff and his wife was cavalier, illegal, aggressive, accusatory, and in violation of their most fundamental rights.”

Allami, who was 40 when he was arrested, says he has no links to terrorist organizations or the Islamic movement and that police acted without any evidence or research. He has never been charged in the affair. A search of Quebec’s courthouse database finds no other references to him, either.

However, Allami says he hasn’t been able to get a certificate of good conduct, which he would need in order to get a job working in finance.

marisacat - 7 February 2012

… banging head against brick wall. A wall festooned with white xtian symbols….

Madman in the Marketplace - 7 February 2012

whatever we’ve got, the Canadians have caught it too

marisacat - 7 February 2012

Harper is certainly much more aligned with us than Chretien was (think that was his name) AND we are now several years into NORCOM, tho it is barely ever mentioned.

Canada better be ready, if we have drones coming home from the various war theatres and planning to take to the skies over border and US cities, it will e happening in Canada (and of course laready happaning in Northern Mexico).

I read an interesting piece at BI .. sometime recently, that FAA and Homeland Security have taken charge of even the low flying air space. Under 500 feet. I guess realtors in certain areas (LA in particular) had some kind of cheap little drone that flew over properties, I think equiped for arial photography… and they have been told, no longer allowed under National Security.

We are so fucking scrood.

Madman in the Marketplace - 7 February 2012

I read somewhere that Congress is pushing the FAA to allow the use of drones at higher altitudes for commercial, military and law enforcement purposes.

8. Madman in the Marketplace - 7 February 2012
marisacat - 7 February 2012

Anonymous has outed the home address and phone numbers of all high ranking Oakland officials… Police and City Hall.

snicker.

9. BooHooHooMan - 7 February 2012

:lol: AND…. Santorum wins MISSOURI AND MINNESOTA! :lol:

marisacat - 7 February 2012

what a scream!!

marisacat - 7 February 2012

AND Washpo says he won Colorado!!

All hail our new master… snicker.

lucid - 7 February 2012

This just gets better & better!

marisacat - 7 February 2012

Up Up and Away!!!

ts - 8 February 2012

Well, they had to do something. People were already falling asleep..zzzzzzz..

marisacat - 8 February 2012

plus most people don’t know these are smaller caucus states non binding and so on… that Romney did not even run ads and Gingrich (of course) passed totally … etc. It reads like a Big Sweep

10. lucid - 7 February 2012

Totes off topic, but one of my bands, Wounded Buffalo Theory released an album today. Here’s a <a href ="http://soundcloud.com/woundedbuffalotheory/sets/wounded-buffalo-theory-golden&quot; link to where you can stream 8 of the 9 songs and download 2 of them for free…

I produced & recorded this in my kitchen.

marisacat - 7 February 2012

congrats lucid!! I saw you posted to Facebook today… (thanks!)

11. lucid - 7 February 2012

Sorry, here’s the link… bad html…

12. marisacat - 8 February 2012

:evil:

Connecticut Catholic Cock UP! [snicker]

In an interview this week with Connecticut Magazine, Cardinal Edward Egan, withdrew his 2002 apology for the Church’s handling of the sex-abuse scandal, which was once read in all New York parishes.

A decade after that letter, the former archbishop of New York, and former bishop of Bridgeport, now describes the handling of the priest-abuse crisis under his watch as “incredibly good.” He said of the letter, “I never should have said that,” and added, “I don’t think we did anything wrong.”…..

EXCEPT of course he did do wrong [and will again!!]

Bishop Egan ran a diocese that was notoriously dangerous for children. Contrary to his claim, during his twelve-year enthronement at Bridgeport, Egan repeatedly failed to investigate priests where there were obvious signs of abuse, according to The Hartford Courant. His diocese had to settle the cases and awarded victims some $12-15 million in damages.

Here is just one incredible case of negligence. According to the Hartford Courant, in 1990, Egan received a memo about “a developing pattern of accusations” that Rev. Charles Carr of Norwalk had fondled young boys. Egan kept Carr working for another five years, only suspending him after a lawsuit was filed, and then in 1999 making him a chaplain at Danbury’s hospital.

How about another? The Connecticut Post also reported that early in his reign, dozens of people came forward to accuse Rev. Raymond Pcolka of Greenwich of sexual abuse and violence against children. Egan claimed that the accusers were never “proved” to be telling the truth. Well, Egan never even bothered to interview them and kept Pcolka in ministry. ….

Read more: link to Business Insider

13. diane - 8 February 2012

I love Glenn: Repulsive progressive hypocrisy

Beyond that, Obama has used drones to kill Muslim children and innocent adults by the hundreds. He has refused to disclose his legal arguments for why he can do this or to justify the attacks in any way. He has even had rescuers and funeral mourners deliberately targeted. As Hayden said: ”Right now, there isn’t a government on the planet that agrees with our legal rationale for these operations, except for Afghanistan and maybe Israel.” But that is all perfectly fine with most American liberals now that their Party’s Leader is doing it:

Fully 77 percent of liberal Democrats endorse the use of drones, meaning that Obama is unlikely to suffer any political consequences as a result of his policy in this election year. Support for drone strikes against suspected terrorists stays high, dropping only somewhat when respondents are asked specifically about targeting American citizens living overseas, as was the case with Anwar al-Awlaki, the Yemeni American killed in September in a drone strike in northern Yemen.

The Post‘s Greg Sargent obtained the breakdown on these questions and wrote today:

The number of those who approve of the drone strikes drops nearly 20 percent when respondents are told that the targets are American citizens. But that 65 percent is still a very big number, given that these policies really should be controversial.

And get this: Depressingly, Democrats approve of the drone strikes on American citizens by 58-33, and even liberals approve of them, 55-35. Those numbers were provided to me by the Post polling team.

It’s hard to imagine that Dems and liberals would approve of such policies in quite these numbers if they had been authored by George W. Bush.

[more see also: Top official: drone critics are Al Qaeda enablers ... and U.S. drones targeting rescuers and mourners.]

And yup, “We’ve” MURDERED TEN [at the least?] SUSPECTS ™, in PAKISTAN, WITHIN THE LAST 24 HOURS.

…Yes, …We Can?

marisacat - 8 February 2012

Top official: drone critics are Al Qaeda enablers Salon

I found my niche in life!!

lucid - 8 February 2012

LOL. That’s as hilarious as the ‘if you smoke a joint you’re sponsoring terrorism’ ads during the early Bush years.

diane - 8 February 2012

Ohhhh, and Ohhh Lordy …Do Not Pay In Cash You Lone Wolfers we have got our sites on you for not using Peter Thiel, major Ron Paul funder’s: Pay Fwend, …and that BofA …et al, card ….. That Homeland Patrol knows …is on to! “Your Kind”…

<:0)

14. diane - 8 February 2012

You go woman! …Montana Maven :

More profound that Hedges in that his thinking is not stale and definitely of this moment. Before listening to this discussion which I strongly recommend, my parting with Hedges was on his use of the word “anarchism” with the tactic of black bloc. He referred to “black bloc anarchism”. Having recently rediscovered anarchism and am currently plowing through a book on British anarchist thought from the 19th century to the present”Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow” by David Goodway , I find the material very rich and thought provoking philosophically. Also reading about the actual realities of putting those ideas into practice in the struggles by the anarchists against both the fascists and the communists in Spain was both uplifting and disheartening. To even b e able to talk about alternative systems such anarchism is one of Occupy’s greatest gifts. So I was puzzled by Hedges rather haphazard use of the word “anarchism”. Or was it intentional? That is what I was asking after I read his piece yesterday.

Now having listened to this discussion I am amazed at there being a whiff of weasel about a man, Hedges, who I have admired and whose books and articles I fervently have read. Hedges counters Kristof Lopauer’s eloquent and moving explanation of Occupy Oakland with the statement “I wasn’t talking about militancy. I was talking about black bloc…Writing about militancy has to be more nuanced.”

So why did you do it Chris? Why let Occupy Oakland be confused with black bloc? Why let militancy (like taking over an abandoned building that he approves of) be confused with vandalism? Why again use the term “anarchic chaos” to be used as in “If they continue to permit anarchic chaos and violence by these black bloc groups…they will be effectively isolated” from the movement.

Who is Hedges to dictate this? Why does he feel he speaks for OWS which he believes is a nice middle class “main stream” movement where middle class folks can bring their babies in their strollers to participate? Really? Is it the same old same old carrying of signs and petitioning our betters for some gruel and then going home and waiting for an election?

My head is whiplashing back and forth; sister…mother…sister…mother….

Yes, the real danger is co-option by the liberal media and liberal elites who want control and do not want real democracy because real democracy is messy.

(bolding mine)

MontanaMaven - 12 February 2012

This was my reaction to Kristof Lopauer debate with Hedges on KPFA. I’ve been thinking about Hedges after writing this and realized I bought all his books and didn’t get through any of them. I thought that was my bad. Now I think it was because he’s kind of loud and not as deep as I thought; kind of repetitious and reminds me of listening to sermons. On the other hand, I have read David Graeber’s book “Debt: The First 5000 Years” and plan on re-reading it again and again. Incredibly original. Hedges clearly was out classed and out thought by Lopauer and Graeber.

marisacat - 12 February 2012

So hung up on religion… and apparently more and more so. Seems to me, soem people find a niche on the so-called left and get very comfy. And pontificate. And wallow.

I did not catch that debate on KPFA and although I have read criticsm of his recent article on Occupy I admit I have avoided reading the original.

MontanaMaven - 12 February 2012

Glad I found you guys. I binged “Kristof Lapauer” and there was jut a couple references. Here and at Corrente. Worth listening to and great comments. Yeh, don’t bother with the Hedges piece. But listening to Oakland’s Kristof Lapauer is exhilarating. So much more interesting than the more well known Hedges. Duh.

http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/77663

marisacat - 12 February 2012

oh thanks for that.. Yes I recognise you from corrente… and now that your first comment is out of the way, none you may leave will b held for mod (unless WPress filters have hiccups which it does unfortunately)

Yeah people in the US who don’t know Oakland can’t fathom what is going on over there… it is in its own place with resistance and protests. AND gets used by the media and by the DP (I am a long-lapsed Democrat and native Californian). They use it as code for “ghetto” and “unruly people who need to be contained” and wahtever else they need to pretend to be reporting on.

diane - 12 February 2012

;0)

diane - 12 February 2012

Thanks for the [David Graeber] book reference hon. I loved the following, in his response to Hedges:

As one of the authors of the original Gandhian strategy, I can recall how well aware we were, when we framed this strategy, that we were taking an enormous risk. Gandhian strategies have not historically worked in the US; in fact, they haven’t really worked on a mass scale since the civil rights movement. This is because the US media is simply constitutionally incapable of reporting acts of police repression as “violence.”

15. Madman in the Marketplace - 8 February 2012

A Weird Definition of What is Offensive

Here’s the story- cops pull over a diabetic man in shock who they think is drunk driving. They go all cowboy with guns drawn, kicking the window of his car, screaming conflicting orders at him, and then a half-dozen cops pull him out of the car, and beat and kick him before discovering insulin in his pocket

marisacat - 8 February 2012

SO ridiulous… there have been incidents where cops or Highway Patrol check immediately for a diabetic problem or to see if insulin is near by. I am guessing it can go either way…

Madman in the Marketplace - 8 February 2012

the video is really something, absurd the way they over-react to what was, at worst, a drunk driver who was being fairly compliant.

16. BooHooHooMan - 8 February 2012

Bradley Manning Nominated for 2012 Nobel Peace Prize by Icelandic Parliamentarians

Our letter to the Nobel Peace Prize Committee:

We have the great honor of nominating Private First Class Bradley Manning for the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize. Manning is a soldier in the United States army who stands accused of releasing hundreds of thousands of documents to the whistleblower website WikiLeaks. The leaked documents pointed to a long history of corruption, war crimes, and imperialism by the United States government in international dealings. These revelations have fueled democratic uprising around the world, including a democratic revolution in Tunisia. According to journalists, his alleged actions helped motivate the democratic Arab Spring movements, shed light on secret corporate influence on our foreign policies, and most recently contributed to the Obama Administration agreeing to withdraw all U.S.troops from the occupation in Iraq……

marisacat - 8 February 2012

I don’t want to get all teary eye’d over a some old Norwegian men, but I think htey are making sure to send Slob a message. A big one.

Madman in the Marketplace - 8 February 2012

need to make amends for anointing the the Magic Negro so quick

marisacat - 8 February 2012

I happened to catch one of the Icelandic parliamentarians talking about it, a woman. Seemed very heartfelt…

17. Madman in the Marketplace - 8 February 2012
18. BooHooHooMan - 8 February 2012

LOL. This atop Bloomberg. In a special headline bar.
First time I’ve ever seen it.

Breaking News
Credit Suisse Posts First Loss in Three Years on Investment Bank

They’re shocked??! I’M shocked! :lol:

And in other good news, China begging off helping with liquidity, got problems of their own, the inflation
Of course the heavy smoking, too. LOL. Never helps. LOL

To get a glimpse what is going on , this dude is screwed: Phil Falcone, former 28 Billion dollar hedge fundie, down to his tighty-whities now, runs (not for long) a gig called Harbinger, yeh Harbinger of DEATH more like it, who is now borrowing at 15% from Jeffries to keep his remnant-swirling-poo afloat.
Dude lost 25 Billion this year, real bankster-on-bankster violence going on behind the scenes, fighting over who gets the office furniture and , O YA ! – collateral so Jeffries, (THAT partner-in-Corzine-crime Jeffries) doesn’t have to book losses on on Falcones particular ponzi said to be a “bad bet” in LightSquared a pump’n’dump deal building a global wireless network demoleculizer or whatever, but you know, just another excuse to ripoff money from whatever sheeple’s funds were herded his way….

And then there is the much touted Obby Mortgage Settlement!
Said to be announced today!
25 Billion 25 Billion
On a how many TRILLION dollar mess? < ——- :lol:

marisacat - 8 February 2012

Times is tough…

19. marisacat - 9 February 2012

new

LINK
:roll:


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