Monday, December 29, 2008

Meanwhile...


When the number on the right becomes the same as the one on the left David Icke gets to wet his pants


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12 comments:

Merkin said...

Having just had a call from a Brazilian friend, I felt sure that the ConsAlliance would like to be enlightened.

He told me that he was surprised that people had been taken in by Madoff.

Such people would normally read through the brochure from back to front.

He also told me in Portugese slang, 'Fodam' = Fuck Youse.

Is there a message?

Anonymous said...

I've noticed my suppliers have had to increase prices on all imports (even ones from the US) due to the weak pound...

gyg3s said...

"106- On Killing Oneself [from Nassim N Taleb's blog]

Thierry de la Villehuchet --an acquaintance of mine -- just killed himself in the aftereffects of the Madoff case. He had dragged his clients into investing with Madoff . "Killing himself over money?" I kept hearing. No, it is not about the money --it was other people's money. It is about dignity. I could not help comparing it to Madoff, pictured walking around Manhattan with a faint smirk --totally insensitive to the harm he caused.

This is an aristocratic act coming from an aristocratic character: you take your own life when you believe that you failed somewhere -- and the solution is to inflict the ultimate penalty on yourself. It is not the money; but the embarrassment, the shame, the guilt that are hard to bear. Someone callous, indifferent to the harm caused to others would have lived comfortably ("it is all about money"). A life of shame is not worth living. Christianity never allowed suicide; the stoics did --it allows a man to get the last word with fate.

Thierry, veuillez recevoir l'expression de mon respect le plus profond.


(The chap is perhaps discernable from NNT's earlier, Fooled by Randomness).

Stef said...

@merkin

I should point out that some of us at least are referring to whatever Madoff is up to as being an alleged Ponzi scheme.

Someone's clearly getting ripped off but it's not yet clear exactly who

A top tip when considering the testimony of self-confessed lying, fraudulent, shitbags - and a tip apparently lost on mainstream journalists - is that it's unwise to take anything those aforementioned thieving shitbags say at face value

Stef said...

@gyg3s

If Nassim, the Crown Prince of 'Shit Just Happens', says it it must be true

Stef said...

I've noticed my suppliers have had to increase prices on all imports (even ones from the US) due to the weak pound...

I've brought forward a couple of purchases for the same reason

The government's masterplan presumably is to encourage domestic production at the expense of imports

Now, all we need to happen is for something like 10,000,000 British workers to lose their jobs shuffling paper and fining each other, retrain in more meaningful, productive occupations and perfect a non hydrocarbon based energy infrastructure

Piece of cake...

It'll take a couple of years, tops

Anonymous said...

If only, Stef (although I do purchase from quite a few British manufacturers).

Your statement about the deliberate wrecking of the economy since the Thatcher years was spot on.

Anonymous said...

Holy shit,,,,Even the monks in Tibet are barking mad!

Remote viewing Tibetan monks see Extra Terrestrial powers saving the World from destroying itself in 2012
N.K. Subramanium, Spec

http://www.indiadaily.com/editorial/12-26-04.asp

Stef said...

That settles it. Now I'm really worried

ziz said...

http://economicapocalypse.blogspot.com/

Madoff was simply running a highly effective laundry service.

Prop. Mossad.

Destination of funds. Israel

Stef said...

Your statement about the deliberate wrecking of the economy since the Thatcher years was spot on.

a decent, if not entirely cheery, summary of the state we're in...

2009 - The Year of the Fall in the West

Anonymous said...

Doesn't stop idiots saying we can survive on a service economy, or that the bank bailouts were fine, or that 30,000 job losses is not of significance, or that printing money will solve the problem.