Feeds: Email, RSS & Twitter

Get Our Videos By Email


8,300 Unique Visitors In The Past Day


Powered by Squarespace


Search The Archive Of 15,000 Videos




Hank Paulson Is A Criminal - Pass It On

"The Federal Reserve Is A Ponzi Scheme"

Get Our Videos By Email


Bernanke's Replacement: Happy Hour In Santa Cruz

Must See: National Debt Road Trip

"Of Course We're Not Going To  Payback the Chinese."

Dave Chappelle On White Collar Crime

Carlin: Wall Street Owns Washington

SLIDESHOW - Genius Signs From Irish IMF Protest

SLIDESHOW - Airport Security Cartoons - TSA

Most Recent Comments
Cartoons & Photos
« Marshall Auerback Just Called You A Deficit Terrorist | Main | Would-Be Bomber's Family Speaks Out »

Yo Bob Rubin: Shut Your Freaking Pie Hole

You would think Rubin would know better:

  • While some people saw one or more of these factors, virtually no one involved in the financial system—whether institutions, investors, regulators, analysts, or commentators—recognized the breadth of forces at work or the possibility of a megacrisis, and this included the most experienced among us. More personally, I regret that I, too, didn't see the potential for such extreme conditions despite my many years involved in financial matters and my concern for market excesses.

Hey Bob, you stupid prick, I have one name for you, Brooksley Born.


PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend

Reader Comments (7)

Its amazing no one co`uld have forseen this (Everyone forsaw this) but some banks positioned them selves perfectly when the crap hit the fan coincidence I guess???? Why did Goldman sachs hedge all its bets 35 to one with AIG because they knew it was going to tank. Bob Rubin you sir are a liar and not even a convincing one at that..
Jan 5, 2010 at 11:27 AM | Unregistered Commenterrich
have you seen this...nassim taleb annihilates bob rubin....

Jan 5, 2010 at 3:36 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Check out John Hussman's latest -- he saw the core problem (mis-pricing of risk) 5 years ago. Michael Panzner saw it. So did Mike Stathis. That's just three of the top of my head. I'm sure there were others.

Moreover, Paulson, Geithner and Bernanke saw the problem by early 2008 and started gaming for a big-ass bailout. They lied all spring and summer about how great things were, etc. Once again, it's time to play Dumbass or Liar? with Bob Rubin.

I say dumbass, you say liar. Whatever. Put them in jail and claw back their pay since 2003. That would be proper and just.
Jan 5, 2010 at 11:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
you and spidey proved it that one night...it was liar.,,somebody found the kashkasri quote where he spilled the beans that they knew all along and were preparing...
Jan 6, 2010 at 4:05 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
They knew it, they always knew it. Ask any banker why they continue to loan money to companies that that are losing millions, maybe hundreds of millions per year. They have always understood the concept of too big to fail. This is not a new concept. The only thing that is different was they figured out they could do it themselves. They each trade too much for any one of them to lose and they are all safe. If they all go at once, they government simply has no choice but to bail them all out. It's the perfect ponzi scheme with the safest of all safety nets.
Jan 6, 2010 at 9:27 PM | Unregistered CommenterOberron4life
It's the perfect ponzi scheme with the safest of all safety nets.


raise cap requirements and limit leverage to 10:1....it's a easy fix...but the bankers won't let it happen in dc...

throw the bums out...
Jan 7, 2010 at 1:24 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
"throw the bums out..."

I agree, but too many still have the desire to support their herds, so unless hell freezes over we will probably not see anything that dramatic.

Some even here are prime examples of that "my party can do no wrong, they were put here to take care of our souls till Jesus returns" mantra.

I take care of my own soul thank you.
Jan 7, 2010 at 6:50 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers

PostPost a New Comment

Enter your information below to add a new comment.

My response is on my own website »
Author Email (optional):
Author URL (optional):
All HTML will be escaped. Hyperlinks will be created for URLs automatically.