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zhao
05-05-2010, 04:51 PM
An insider quote from Goldman Sachs, one day before the oil spill:


"One oil rig goes down and we're going to be rolling in dough,"

Mr. Tourre wrote in one email.


"Suck it, fishies and birdies!"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andy-borowitz/goldman-sachs-reveals-it_b_558774.html

scottdisco
05-05-2010, 05:04 PM
:(

that's disgusting.

massrock
05-05-2010, 05:11 PM
I think it's a joke.

Lichen
05-05-2010, 05:11 PM
I hear they've shorted the whole world - you me, everything.

massrock
05-05-2010, 05:14 PM
I hear they've shorted the whole world - you me, everything.
That's probably closer to the truth.

Or that they've been front-running (I think that's the term) all of their clients by having servers on the floor of the NYSE that can buy quicker than the trades go through...

hucks
05-05-2010, 05:17 PM
Surely the final line is the giveaway? Surprised it didn't link direct to The Onion, it's that blatant a rip off.

scottdisco
05-05-2010, 05:17 PM
oh i see :o

zhao
05-05-2010, 05:34 PM
Surely the final line is the giveaway? Surprised it didn't link direct to The Onion, it's that blatant a rip off.

since when did Huffington do the Onion type jokes?

hucks
05-05-2010, 05:37 PM
since when did Huffington do the Onion type jokes?

No idea, but they're selling a book of his columns at the bottom of that page.

zhao
06-05-2010, 08:51 AM
these guys do think like that though. you bet your wife's sweet ass.

a lotta truth in a joke sometimes.

hucks
06-05-2010, 09:01 AM
Oh sure, that's why they're funny, right? The funniest pariodies have to make you wonder a bit - Is this real?

There are recordings of telephone conversations between Enron employees loving the Californian blackouts a few years back, joking about stealing money from "Grandma Millie" by jacking up the prices.

IdleRich
06-05-2010, 12:30 PM
Too much of a coincidence if it was the same trader involved again.

Ness Rowlah
15-05-2010, 09:51 PM
I've heard Goldman sent one of their big vampire squid squads to break off that cable.