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2012-05-07 02:35:07 PM
8 votes:
j.wigflip.com
2012-05-07 12:45:21 PM
3 votes:
Someday I'm going to become a banker so I don't have to be held responsible for my bad decisions.
2012-05-07 07:19:36 PM
2 votes:
img267.imageshack.us
2012-05-07 04:40:39 PM
2 votes:

This one is full of gems... mostly about nuking California from orbit.


upload.wikimedia.org

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room
2012-05-07 04:36:51 PM
2 votes:
i.chzbgr.com
2012-05-07 01:52:37 PM
2 votes:

Weaver95: Darth_Lukecash: Weaver95: And these people aren't in a jail cell...why?

Technically, no law was broken. And thanks to a 1987 Supreme court ruling, you can't sue them-but have to enter arbitration-which is not under public preview like the court system.

so basically our only recourse is...murder?


As they said just before the French Revolution - 'Oui'.
2012-05-07 01:41:39 PM
2 votes:

Jackson Herring: [goo.gl image 600x446]


One of those barrels of food is inside that dog, intact.
2012-05-07 06:57:34 PM
1 votes:

FlashHarry: has anybody gone to jail yet?

personally, i think the justice dept should go after some of these CEOs and CFOs for multiple-count grand theft and seek triple-digit sentences.


Jail? Are you kidding? Jail is for little people. Fuld sold his $13 million dollar mansion to his wife for $100 so all those broke assed peasants he created couldn't get it in a lawsuit, and is right now rolling around in a swimming pool full of $100 bills drinking margaritas and laughing at you.

Jail! Really, you guys kill me some times.
2012-05-07 06:50:33 PM
1 votes:

Sticky Hands: Weaver95: Wangiss: You're such a totalitarian asshole.

any of us little people can be arrested at any time on a whim and I point out that hey, why not do the same to the rich assholes who are destroying our economy and suddenly i'm the bad guy?

The little guy is already not free, and you want to make even more people less free... yes that makes you the bad guy.


oh c'mon...just 1% more....what can it hurt?
2012-05-07 06:29:23 PM
1 votes:
yeah but put soda in your water cup at mc donalds and your ass is going up the river
2012-05-07 05:54:06 PM
1 votes:
Why do you all hate America and the free market?

Remember, these guys are doing God's work.
2012-05-07 05:38:45 PM
1 votes:

luyseyal: This one is full of gems... mostly about nuking California from orbit.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 148x218]

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room


THIS! That movie is awesome and I watch it every now and then because it is well made.

Also checkout Startup.com

Both of those movies do a really good job of showcasing hubris at it's highest level. Enron, they were just farking evil. They completely cooked their books and couldn't even produce a basic balance sheet (Business School 1301 students can) and all their lawyers and all the auditors and all the investment bankers buying into their scheme to defraud wouldn't call them out. But they got rich doing so.

The movie Statup.com follows a small Dot Com that raised and pissed their way through something like $165M in a year and a half with absolutely nothing to show for their efforts other than a string of broken relationships. The founders thought they were great business men yet they knew nothing about running a company other than raising and blowing through money. Dumbasses built a web application but didn't have any idea about requirements or testing and of course the site didn't do what it needed to do to earn money. The investors put money into a company with no business plan on how to build and sell a product. Typical Dot Com nonsense.

The little start up company I've been with the last 13 years raised a total of $45M in all that time and we've been paying dividends to our investors religiously. We've been profitable for 6 years in a down economy. We have a proven business model and accelerating revenues. Everyone makes a decent salary with modest bonuses each year, yet no one's gotten rich (at least until our stock is worth something).

Hey, maybe that's why our little company hasn't imploded yet. You can't spend more than you can earn. Ooh, that's something they must not teach at business school anymore.

/sarcasm off
2012-05-07 05:06:07 PM
1 votes:
img716.imageshack.us
2012-05-07 05:03:45 PM
1 votes:
I love the argument that they have to be paid more than your average nobody since "how will we attract top talent?"

If this is top talent they need better HR.

My high school students sound exactly like this. We shud get A's cause were ausome sauce!!!!!
2012-05-07 04:45:52 PM
1 votes:
I am Jack's complete lack of surprise.

:|
2012-05-07 04:44:41 PM
1 votes:

Aar1012: timujin: Serious Black: FlashHarry: has anybody gone to jail yet?

personally, i think the justice dept should go after some of these CEOs and CFOs for multiple-count grand theft and seek triple-digit sentences.

Unfortunately, as Aasif Mandvi pointed out on TDS last week, you can't get convicted of a crime for something that isn't illegal.

Isn't fraud illegal?

It is for the pleb class.

These are job creators, however


Couldn't we skin, like, 10 or 20 of these "jobs" and then pay an average salary to about 500 average people to do nothing and still get the same results?
2012-05-07 04:37:53 PM
1 votes:

theorellior: Tigger: As they said just before the French Revolution - 'Oui'.

I volunteer to drive a tumbril.


I want to drive the Zamboni!!



// wait... what are we doing now?
2012-05-07 03:33:27 PM
1 votes:

timujin: Serious Black: FlashHarry: has anybody gone to jail yet?

personally, i think the justice dept should go after some of these CEOs and CFOs for multiple-count grand theft and seek triple-digit sentences.

Unfortunately, as Aasif Mandvi pointed out on TDS last week, you can't get convicted of a crime for something that isn't illegal.

Isn't fraud illegal?


It is for the pleb class.

These are job creators, however
2012-05-07 01:27:00 PM
1 votes:

MrDebacle: Their e-mail writing skills appear on par with a typical pre-teen.


It is as if the comments section of any given Gawker website was running an investment bank.
2012-05-07 11:04:42 AM
1 votes:
Darn Mr. Obama and his infernal time machine!
 
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