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To: Kirk © who wrote (43077)1/3/2013 2:10:26 PM
From: phlegmish
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"It is so true. Funny... I watch Boardwalk Empire and 'Treme on HBO and what I take away from those two shows is the big money is from getting government to send tax dollars to your town for "disaster relief" or "building roads" or whatever... so you can siphon off more than actually goes to helping people"

Thats the absolute truth. I live in a suburb of New Orleans where the storm eyewall hit, and the best connected guy in town got a federal contract worth about $15 M putting blue tarps on damaged roofs. He subbed out the contract, pocketed about $14.5 M, and moved on to the next contract.
Bought a piece of property in our town, held it 45 minutes, then sold it to the Sherriffs department for a $750K profit.
His last deal that made local news was a fraudulent deal to rent helicopters for the BP cleanup--- he got caught this time, and may have to rake a few leaves in a federal prison (his words, not mine).
This stuff goes on all the time...with OUR money!!!

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To: Keith Feral who wrote (43086)1/3/2013 2:16:21 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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Being long gold in yen is some sort of odd convoluted position... why not just be long the dollar and/or short the gold in dollars and forget about all the fancy dancing... those guys just make me laugh...<g>

GZ

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To: GROUND ZERO™ who wrote (43081)1/3/2013 2:23:17 PM
From: steve from ihub
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Too funny!

Flying on Air Force One, Obama looked at Oprah, chuckled and said, 'You know, I could throw a $1,000 bill out of the window right now and make somebody very hap...py.

Oprah shrugged her shoulders and replied, 'I could throw ten $100 bills Out of the window and make ten people very happy.

Michelle added, 'That being the case, I could throw one hundred $10 bills Out of the window and make a hundred people very happy..

Hearing their exchange, the pilot rolled his eyes and said to his co-pilot, "Such big-shots back there. I could throw all three of them out of the window and make 256 million people very happy.'

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To: steve from ihub who wrote (43089)1/3/2013 2:41:05 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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Wishful thinking...<g> LOL!!!

GZ

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To: GROUND ZERO™ who wrote (43088)1/3/2013 2:43:10 PM
From: Oblivious
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Short Yen and long gold.

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To: phlegmish who wrote (43087)1/3/2013 2:45:17 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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Exactly, and that goes on every day of the week, and many time overs... very, very sad and unfortunate... but, that's why going Galt is so appealing, that way, they can piss away other people's money, but they can't touch yours... not yet, anyhow... but I'm sure they'll find a way to get their grubby tentacles on it soon enough...

GZ

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To: Oblivious who wrote (43091)1/3/2013 2:56:01 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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But are you long gold in yen? I'm short gold in dollars... I'm also long the dollar, so I wonder if that means I'm really also short yen... never mind, I think I'll just have the egg roll... LOL!!!

GZ

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To: penthouse mike who wrote (43079)1/3/2013 3:51:29 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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There's some trouble at the minor VP, so I sold all my longs and took a light short here, just for overnight... I could be so wrong...

GZ

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To: Keith Feral who wrote (43086)1/3/2013 4:20:36 PM
From: GROUND ZERO™
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After today, I don't know if this market is really out of the woods quite yet...

GZ

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To: GROUND ZERO™ who wrote (43095)1/3/2013 4:55:40 PM
From: Gary105
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Soon it will focus on the debt limit. That caused major volatility the last time.

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