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(The New York Times)   Wall Street bankers protest the oppression of their people. From the inside of their offices, because it was cold outside. And no, this is not from Onion   (nytimes.com) divider line 87
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2010-03-21 09:00:30 AM  
i236.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-21 09:03:11 AM  
They were all lined up and nobody shot them?
 
2010-03-21 09:12:07 AM  
lajimi: i236.photobucket.com

How ironic, considering WaMu was one of the biggest drivers of subprime mortgages.
 
2010-03-21 09:19:01 AM  
UNC_Samurai: lajimi: i236.photobucket.com

How ironic, considering WaMu was one of the biggest drivers of subprime mortgages.


EXACTLY! Give that poster a cigar!
 
2010-03-21 09:33:45 AM  
Is it possible for the NYTimes to asskiss Wall Street any more than they're doing now? You are journalists, not stenographers. Dumbasses.
 
2010-03-21 09:42:22 AM  
John Thomas Financial?

You ACTUALLY named your brokerage a synonym for "cock"?

Did they pass some "Truth In Naming" law that I'm unaware of?

Waiting for the 2011 Toyota OhYouWishYouCouldStopTheFarkingThing.

/♪ So three cheers for your Willy or John Thomas...♫
/♫ HOORAY! for your one-eyed trouser snake! ♪
 
2010-03-21 09:52:41 AM  
lajimi: UNC_Samurai: lajimi: i236.photobucket.com

How ironic, considering WaMu was one of the biggest drivers of subprime mortgages.

EXACTLY! Give that poster a cigar!


Cigars? Those symbols of affluence and oligarchy? You forget your place, comrade!

/Acid Blondie or Oliva Robusto?
 
2010-03-21 10:15:00 AM  
F*ck those guys. they may have destroyed the world as we know it.
 
2010-03-21 10:19:46 AM  
If we jail and/or publicly flog any and all of them that had anything to do with subprime loans or brokering mortgage-backed securities, I don't see any reason to bother the rest of them.
 
2010-03-21 11:06:16 AM  
i512.photobucket.com
 
2010-03-21 11:08:31 AM  
I'd sure be pissed if the government rewarded me with billions of taxpayer's dollars for not being able to do my job competently.
 
2010-03-21 11:09:20 AM  
adage.com


hot!
 
2010-03-21 11:10:16 AM  
They must be missing Bush and "No Billionaire Left Behind"
 
2010-03-21 11:14:00 AM  
You couldn't hear their protest over the orchestra of tiny violins.
 
2010-03-21 11:15:06 AM  
I see they're volunteering for the "Who needs a cockpunch?"
 
2010-03-21 11:15:19 AM  
It's the tea party of crooks and incompetent businessmen.
 
2010-03-21 11:15:40 AM  
What nice PR this firm just got...
 
2010-03-21 11:17:14 AM  
2 month old news is 2 month old news
 
2010-03-21 11:23:10 AM  
The 30-year old broker quoted in the article sounds like an aficionado of Phil Collins and Huey Lewis to me....

/ just sayin..
// he "hits the gym" as well..
 
2010-03-21 11:23:49 AM  
Wow, who needs the Comedy Network? That shiat is hilarious.

"Ok fellas, we're gonna really stand up for ourselves, and attend a HALF-HOUR RALLY OVER OUR LUNCHTIME"

And so a rally was organized at lunchtime on the 23rd floor of 14 Wall Street, directly across the street from the New York Stock Exchange, in the cushy offices of John Thomas Financial, a three-year-old investment house. It was much more comfortable than, say, the street.

As Thomas Belesis, the 35-year-old chief executive of John Thomas who hatched the idea, put it, "It's cold out."


I wonder if any them were wearing Che shirts....
 
2010-03-21 11:29:59 AM  
As someone who occasionally deals with i-bankers, I can honestly say that they are some of the most arrogant, sleazy and unpleasant people you'll ever meet. They deserve their reputation.

And this is coming from someone in the legal profession.
 
2010-03-21 11:35:33 AM  
Now it was White House desire to attach new regulations and taxes to banks.
That mattered less than that you could no longer see how the market was doing.
The fact that virtually all of the virtually all-male attendees wore suits...


Is the NYTimes outsourcing its writing, or did they draw straws and make the janitor write that?
 
2010-03-21 11:36:05 AM  
Perhaps they would consider publicizing their next meeting's time and location in advance, so that a "counterpoint" could be offered. Now, where'd I leave that C4??
 
2010-03-21 11:37:58 AM  
ChrisSix: Now it was White House desire to attach new regulations and taxes to banks.
That mattered less than that you could no longer see how the market was doing.
The fact that virtually all of the virtually all-male attendees wore suits...

Is the NYTimes outsourcing its writing, or did they draw straws and make the janitor write that?


Seriously.

That's barely above "How is Babby formd?".
 
2010-03-21 11:42:15 AM  
kingbad: Perhaps they would consider publicizing their next meeting's time and location in advance, so that a "counterpoint" could be offered. Now, where'd I leave that C4??

Time for a consumer protest on Wall Street

rigsamarole.files.wordpress.com
 
2010-03-21 11:44:04 AM  
ChrisSix: Now it was White House desire to attach new regulations and taxes to banks.
That mattered less than that you could no longer see how the market was doing.
The fact that virtually all of the virtually all-male attendees wore suits...

Is the NYTimes outsourcing its writing, or did they draw straws and make the janitor write that?


It's a haiku.

White House desire
Attach new taxes on banks
Attendees wore suits
 
2010-03-21 11:47:54 AM  
SirEattonHogg: As someone who occasionally deals with i-bankers, I can honestly say that they are some of the most arrogant, sleazy and unpleasant people you'll ever meet. They deserve their reputation.

And this is coming from someone in the legal profession.


High praise indeed.

//Fark these tools
 
2010-03-21 11:49:43 AM  
I'd like to grab one of those bastids by the hair, drag him out into the street and shoot him in the head with a large caliber revolver. Gawd damn them all.
 
2010-03-21 11:50:56 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

"This man raided a company, merged it with his conglomerate, and then fired all the employees. - Get away from the bars, you scum!"
 
2010-03-21 11:56:27 AM  
Did we warp back to Jan?
 
2010-03-21 11:59:10 AM  
scumshine: I'd like to grab one of those bastids by the hair, drag him out into the street and shoot him in the head with a large caliber revolver. Gawd damn them all.

You have little vision. Shoot all but one. Light the last one on fire.
 
2010-03-21 11:59:21 AM  
Weaver95: F*ck those guys. they may have destroyed the world as we know it.


No, they were doing what was expected of them. You can't blame sharks for being sharks.

You can blame Barney Frank and the rest of the Democrat regulatory committee. They believed it was every gas station cashier's God-given right to own a quarter million dollar home and they removed the controls keeping the sharks at bay.

On a related note:

How's that cleanup at the SEC going, Obama? Fired anyone yet?
 
2010-03-21 12:00:29 PM  
I'm sorry......WHUT?
 
2010-03-21 12:03:26 PM  
Nocens: Weaver95: F*ck those guys. they may have destroyed the world as we know it.


No, they were doing what was expected of them. You can't blame sharks for being sharks.

You can blame Barney Frank and the rest of the Democrat regulatory committee. They believed it was every gas station cashier's God-given right to own a quarter million dollar home and they removed the controls keeping the sharks at bay.


Yeah guys. The poorest people in the nation caused a multi-trillion dollar financial meltdown.
 
2010-03-21 12:06:58 PM  
subby: "And no, this is not from Onion"

No. It's from a far less reliable source.
 
2010-03-21 12:08:19 PM  
lajimi I will always be confused by the US misspelling of chequing.

Anyhow, if this group was serious about being useful, they'd do something like donate several million dollars to Habitat for Humanity. Or they would give people mortgages on Habitat's model.

One of the cool things about the housing crisis is that Habitat for humanity had the only sane mortgages out there. And frankly, they still do. Every mortgage should be structured like theirs. the economy would actually function, instead of the huge failure that is still being perpetuated.
 
2010-03-21 12:10:08 PM  
And so a rally was organized at lunchtime on the 23rd floor of 14 Wall Street, directly across the street from the New York Stock Exchange, in the cushy offices of John Thomas Financial, a three-year-old investment house. It was much more comfortable than, say, the street.


Well, that sure showed US, now I realize what an ungrateful, unworthy little prole I am.
 
2010-03-21 12:17:11 PM  
I work near Wall Street (I'm a civil servant, don't worry). There were a few scattered protests when this whole financial crisis happened. I attended most of them. The funny part is how sparsely attended the protests were, so small bankers would laugh as they walked by. A little more than a year later, the bankers have made billions betting your tax money and the internet denizens are "really mad." It's pathetic to see you people post on the internet when I know you haven't done jackshiat besides moan to some other jerkoffs sitting in their basement (yes, I am generalizing a bit here). In my opinion, you have no balls. How many of you actually gone out and protested, written a letter to your congressman, or done anything constructive? Now, I know you can say that protesting achieves nothing, and god knows our government is owned by lobbyists, but imagine a 100,000 people gathered in NY and marching on Wall Street. I guarantee you that would be a message politicians would listen to. People in this country don't protest and as a result, the government truly doesn't hear our voice.

/Getting off my high horse. But please at least consider protesting in your towns and cities, and try to get in touch with like minded people. I personally would love to organize a protest in NY if anyone is interested.
 
2010-03-21 12:20:52 PM  
No, they were doing what was expected of them. You can't blame sharks for being sharks.

You can blame Barney Frank and the rest of the Democrat regulatory committee. They believed it was every gas station cashier's God-given right to own a quarter million dollar home and they removed the controls keeping the sharks at bay.


I'm a platypus. I'm going to kick your grandma in the tit and rape your family pet. Can't blame me, I'm a motherfarking platypus.

Got a problem with it? Take it up with Barney Frank. He's never culled platypus and is therefore responsible for my actions.
 
2010-03-21 12:24:28 PM  
Rozinante: scumshine: I'd like to grab one of those bastids by the hair, drag him out into the street and shoot him in the head with a large caliber revolver. Gawd damn them all.

You have little vision. Shoot all but one. Light the last one on fire.


The cut of your jib, I like it. But why stop there, though? There are many creative methods of executing investment bankers and fat-cat CEOs. Why, there's the guillotine, there's drawing and quartering (my personal favorite), there's lynching (not for use on African-Americans, though I doubt there are very many that high up the ladder), there's tarring and feathering, and of course, there's the tried-and-true bullet-to-the-head.

The executions could be held in Giants Stadium, on a Tuesday night so as to have the greatest length of time to clean up before the game on Sunday or Monday. You run them American-Idol style and give the public the choice of how John Q. Banker gets to die

FOR THE GUILLOTINE, CALL 800-DEATH-02!
FOR DRAWING AND QUARTERING, CALL 800-DEATH-03!
FOR HANGING, CALL 800-DEATH-04!

PHONE LINES WILL REMAIN OPEN
 
F42
2010-03-21 12:25:24 PM  
Nocens: How's that cleanup at the SEC going, Obama? Fired anyone yet?

He'll get right on that after he closes guantanamo, and ends the war in iraq, and oh wait no, he's not doing any of those things anymore.
 
2010-03-21 12:31:01 PM  
Dear whiny, elitist, bloated pricks,

Feel free to suck our collective dicks like they got the antidote in 'em.

Cheers,

People who actually work for a living.
 
2010-03-21 12:32:47 PM  
Jump you farkers!
 
2010-03-21 12:33:25 PM  
Bennie Crabtree: lajimi I will always be confused by the US misspelling of chequing.

Anyhow, if this group was serious about being useful, they'd do something like donate several million dollars to Habitat for Humanity. Or they would give people mortgages on Habitat's model.

One of the cool things about the housing crisis is that Habitat for humanity had the only sane mortgages out there. And frankly, they still do. Every mortgage should be structured like theirs. the economy would actually function, instead of the huge failure that is still being perpetuated.


Can you elaborate? I'm just interested in the difference, never having a mortgage.
 
2010-03-21 12:35:33 PM  
pesamystik: I work near Wall Street (I'm a civil servant, don't worry). There were a few scattered protests when this whole financial crisis happened. I attended most of them. The funny part is how sparsely attended the protests were, so small bankers would laugh as they walked by. A little more than a year later, the bankers have made billions betting your tax money and the internet denizens are "really mad." It's pathetic to see you people post on the internet when I know you haven't done jackshiat besides moan to some other jerkoffs sitting in their basement (yes, I am generalizing a bit here). In my opinion, you have no balls. How many of you actually gone out and protested, written a letter to your congressman, or done anything constructive? Now, I know you can say that protesting achieves nothing, and god knows our government is owned by lobbyists, but imagine a 100,000 people gathered in NY and marching on Wall Street. I guarantee you that would be a message politicians would listen to. People in this country don't protest and as a result, the government truly doesn't hear our voice.

/Getting off my high horse. But please at least consider protesting in your towns and cities, and try to get in touch with like minded people. I personally would love to organize a protest in NY if anyone is interested.


Yeah those round the country protests before the invasion of Iraq did SO MUCH to sway the opinion of congress.
 
2010-03-21 12:39:17 PM  
Weaver95: F*ck those guys. they may have destroyed the world as we know it.

Indeed, and might I add, what a bunch of motherfarking cawkbiters might look like....

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/They need to just go fark themselves with burning torches
 
2010-03-21 12:39:44 PM  
hourheroyes: Yeah those round the country protests before the invasion of Iraq did SO MUCH to sway the opinion of congress.

Buh but... teh terrerists!
 
2010-03-21 12:55:32 PM  
Fark wallstreet, they have evolved from a place a business could go for a cash infusion to build on, to a place where pensions go to be robbed from.
 
2010-03-21 12:56:47 PM  
I am sick and tired of these cowardly whiners complaining about government interference. Those asswipes were THRILLED to suck from the government's tits when it came to getting a bailout. Well, the logical and reasonable consequence of that is that they now must bend over for regular assraping by government--until they die or pay back EVERY PENNY AND TAKE OUT NO GOVERNMENT LOANS AND ACCEPT NO OTHER FUNDS FROM GOVERNMENT.

They're dishonest, cowardly, and anti-American. Real American businessmen understand that freedom INCLUDES THE FREEDOM TO FAIL! They ran crying to governanny. They voluntarily gave Governanny the right to do whatever it wants to them.

And now they have the gall to complain about it--typical Wall Street types. Cowards, whiners, wastes of DNA.
 
2010-03-21 12:59:30 PM  
Out of touch

Completely
 
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