Thierry Leyne, Strauss-Kahn’s Business Partner, Dies at 49

October 26, 2014

Was he pushed or did he jump?

Thierry Leyne, the Franco-Israeli business partner of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn , has died in Tel Aviv.
Mr. Leyne, who was 49 years old and in the process of launching a hedge fund with Mr. Str auss-Kahn, committed suicide Thursday, according to his assistant in the firm’s Tel Aviv office who didn’t give her name.
The cause of death couldn’t immediately be ascertained. Outside an apartment building in Tel Aviv where residents said Mr. Leyne’s family owns a unit, a man identifying himself as Mr. Leyne’s son said his father was buried Friday but declined to answer further questions.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/thierry-leyne-strauss-kahns-business-partner-dies-aged-49-1414156860


Poster boy for sleeping America

June 18, 2010

While you were asleep- or working hard trying to get ahead- this fucktard’s been living the life of Riley. Ten years on full disability, and he’s only 42.

Yet he runs marathons.

No joke. I wish it was. [ New Jersey Watchdog ]

But maybe I’m just secretly jealous.


No soup for you

May 10, 2010

The MSM has successfully done .gov’s dirty work for lo these many years. Their valuable assistance? Framing the debate (aka “true lies”). Through their controlled channels, anything the kleptocrats don’t want to get through, doesn’t. Alternative voices with better solutions that would benefit taxpayers never even have a chance to get on camera.

Obamacare was framed for the benefit the insurance companies and big pharma. Invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan were framed to benefit military contractors and oilcos. TARP was to save capitalism (heh, well your 401k, but actually banker bonuses).

This past weekend’s ECB bailout (I dub it TARP Deux: We have a Bazooka II) is a reaction to keeping the entire worldwide economy from going tilt. Not exactly a positive purpose- borrowing money to pay off bad debts just can’t be good for anyone, ultimately. But the market doesn’t seem think so, for now.

Next up: entitlement programs.

The entitlement program debate is- haven’t you heard?– that Soc Sec and Medicare are going broke. Soon. So, good people of these United States, you’re going to have to cut back your expectations because obviously the ONLY solution is to cut these programs back. Or maybe eliminate them entirely.

Oh and by the way, .gov fully intends to confiscate your 401k and IRA too, in order to pay out what they can. It’s okay if you have to eat dog food (hey, aren’t you a patriot?), but why should retired .gov employees have to suffer like you, after having sacrificed a chance to make it rich in the private sector in order to toil in the public sector.

This video does a nice job of revealing how they operate, it is kind of an inside look at how kleptocrats and their cronies work in tandem to rob you.


Pope Bukkake

January 13, 2010

If you read this report from last week, Federal Reserve earned $45 billion in 2009, did it not occur to you that the way the Fed, Inc. does mathematics that the Fed, Inc. can’t won’t ever show a loss?

Of course not. That would go against their carefully cultivated air of mystery- as well as the pope’s (oopsy) Fed, Inc. chairman’s infallibility.

Currently, with a TRILLION DOLLARS of assets on the books, should these glorified bean-counters be forced (by who? the Fed, Inc.? Buhuhaha) to mark-to-market right now they might show a $500 BILLION DOLLAR loss.

So $45 BILLION is net negative.

By a large chunk.

Over the last 100 years the Fed, Inc. has used our money like it was their own. They’ve seeded the dismal science with thousands of bought-and-paid-for minions to spread the word and saturated the media with nodding adherents to give testimony. Gently whispering in the public’s collective ear that ‘we really really know what we are doing, really‘ when evidence to the contrary is all around, in triplicate (if they “would just freaking open their eyes” -Mish¹).

Ever wonder why the FOMC meets in private?

If the public saw the dressing gowns these financial tarts doll themselves up in for their by-invitation-only FOMC meetings (“money balls”) their authority would crash overnight.

Where’s a pap when you really need one?

The Fed, Inc. has been responsible for the Great Depression, dozens of recessions before and since, and is the sole architect and responsible party of THIS WORLD’s current predicament through the policy of easy money.

They desperately want everyone to believe they are IN CONTROL of the situation, but in fact they are out of control²… and this next one might be the one that does us- and them- in.

1.
“There is no possible regulation that can stop a credit binge brought about by cheap money and fractional reserve lending that enabled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to borrow money into existence at will.

“Remember that the Fed that could not see there was a bubble, could not see there was a recession coming, and thought at numerous points along the way that the mess was “contained”. Even if regulation would have helped, the Fed was oblivious at the time. How can regulation help, when you cannot spot obvious bubbles?”

2.
“Not only did the Fed enable the credit bubble, it blew the policy response. All it takes to prove that is another stock market plunge and credit crunch.”


“It remains true that the greatest injustices proceed from those who pursue excess, not from those who are driven by necessity.” -Aristotle


Pure and utter bollocks

August 11, 2009

GM says new Volt to get 230 mpg in city driving

The EPA guidelines, developed with input from automakers, figure that cars like the Volt will travel more on straight electricity in the city than on the highway. If a person drives the Volt less than 40 miles, in theory they could go without using gasoline.

[Yahoo AP]

According to this bogus claim, actual fuel used- if your test consists of driving the vehicle for under 40 miles at a sedate pace- is actually none at all (not counting the coal burned to charge the batteries).

Which is infinity, or ∞mpg.

Why not run with that as the lede?

I guess that angle seemed too unrealistic, even too grandiose that the GM spokes-holes didn’t think such a tall tale would fool even idiotic AP beat writers (really?). Little did they know these glorified stenographers just jot down what they hear without question, and it gets published. Now I bet they wish they’d not restrained their inner Gecko.

This is the kind of spin which strains credibility, so typical of glorified beancounters, detached as they are from the real world. Especially true in the case of GM, which, judging from the desperation such gimmickry reveals, is probably not a good bet to survive.

Do they really think the public is that stupid?


“You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.” -Scott Adams


Alabama retards

August 6, 2009

Not only can’t these tards get the truck in the bin (too small? perhaps they should have thought this through), they apparently feel it’s perfectly fine to trash a perfectly good vehicle because they made a (taxpayer subsidized) sale. Big whoop.

And you and I get to pay for this lunacy.

Of course, Alabama doesn’t have the market for ‘tards cornered, no sirree Bob- we got a an entire nation of them. To paraphrase Howard Dean, they’re in California, and Montana, and New York, and Florida, and Texas… etc.


Robbing Peter to pay Paul

May 12, 2009

State proposal could steal borrow millions from cities

Last week, the state’s Department of Finance informed cities of its proposal to steal borrow as much as 8 percent of local governments’ property tax revenues — giving the state an extra $2 billion. The cities could in turn borrow the money from the private sector, the proposal suggests, but city leaders scoff at the notion.

[Mercury News]

The muni’s can borrow (at interest, of course) from the private sector to make up what the state takes? Good luck with that!

We’ve got trouble at every tier of .gov.

We’ve got a president sorely deficient of any depth of knowledge of how business should be conducted (not that he’s much worse than the leechfucks populsting Wall St.). He relies on goons to set policy, and all these leechfucks know how to do is spend.

These ass-klowns  have already committed to MORE THAN ONE-HALF OF THIS NATION’S G.D.P. to turn private banking institutions into what are now essentially GSE’s.

Spending isn’t the answer to our problems, the PPiP-tards just think of this as the easiest way out; not the smartest; not the best; just easy.

What else would you expect but a predictable and pedestrian response from bureacrats-for-life.

And they’ll be long gone from the party before the bill arrives.

And arrive it will.


When the only tool you know how to use is a hammer, everything starts to look like a nail.