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Inside Job Trailer Misses The Mark On Lehman

See the rest of the trailers here...

In the weeks leading up to the bankruptcy filing, Lehman said they needed $20 billion to survive.  When the books were finally revealed, there was a $600 billion hole in the balance sheet.  Chalk it up to fraud and fantasy-marking of assets.

Ask Jamie Dimon, he'll tell you all about it.

Lehman creditors received 17 cents not 9 as the trailer shows, and Lehman was a cauldron of fraud that deserved to fail.  The initial bankruptcy process was flawed certainly, and demonstrated that Paulson and Bernanke were clueless about the ripple effects, but the decision to let Lehman go was the only thing they got right.

As I wrote in a previous story:

Though he's cognizant of the fraud, director Charles Ferguson also buys into the Kanjorski-Paulson martial law, blood-in-the-streets, 17th-century-you'll-be-milling-your-own-wheat fear mongering, which as we've detailed and proven on multiple occasions was nothing more than highly granulated hyperbole meant to frighten a financially illiterate Congress and media corps into gentle acquiescence to the demands of their Sith Lords.



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us mint must pay more for silver...
Mar 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
This is not the man he voted for.

Matt Damon sat down with Piers Morgan for an interview that will air Thursday night, and among other things, talked about his feelings on the first two years of President Obama's administration. During the 2008 Presidential campaign, Damon was a vocal Obama supporter, campaigning for the then-candidate at rallies, promoting him through a MoveOn video contest and attending fundraisers for him.

Now, he's not so enthused about Obama. When asked if he was happy with the way the President is running the country, Damon said, point blank, "no."
Mar 3, 2011 at 9:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterMatt Damon
Yes, I am laughing at you Matt Damon.
Maybe you should have supported Sarah Palin.
Mar 3, 2011 at 9:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterBen
"meant to frighten a financially illiterate Congress and media corps into gentle acquiescence to the demands of their Sith Lords."

Dude! Smokin' prose. I bet the hairs on the back of your neck stood up and took a bow after your fingers finished that one!
Mar 3, 2011 at 9:15 PM | Unregistered CommenterOberron4life
Lehman sent 450 billion to israel during the 6 weeks prior to closing.
Mar 5, 2011 at 6:28 PM | Unregistered Commenterjack

If Lehman had 450B they'd still be in business. 450B is probably 3 or 4 times the amount they needed to fill the giant hole in their balance sheet.
Mar 5, 2011 at 6:33 PM | Registered CommenterDr. Pitchfork
For those who missed the movie 'Inside Job', it is now available free online.

Jul 22, 2012 at 1:24 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Let's not forget about this

Bank Of America Dumps $75 Trillion In Derivatives On U.S. Taxpayers With Federal Approval

Aug 17, 2012 at 3:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterLiberatedCitizen

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