Goldman Sachs to pay less money for destroying America's economy than Tiger Woods los

t in his divorce


That’s probably not far from the truth. Did Woods actually get divorced?


If the charge were “Destroying America’s Economy,” rather than “Failure to Disclose Material Facts” regarding a few securities transactions, maybe Goldman would’ve paid more. Thankfully, American courts don’t determine liability based on speculative theories of domino causation, targeted at popular scapegoats.

Sucks for Tiger Woods.

…oh wait.

Blame the deregulated banking sector kthx

Copy/paste from another thread:

A certain GS “employee of the months”, in his attempt to be humorous, recently declared: “America stands at a crossroads, and Goldman Sachs now owns both of them. In choosing which road to take, ordinary Americans must not be distracted by unproductive resentment toward the toll-takers.”

And another copy/paste from an unrelated thread:

Oh, and BP just snatched the crown of “the most hated corporation in America” from GS.

This came out a few months ago – another pinch of satire in the bowl of GS conspiracy theories.

New York - In what is looming as another public relations predicament for Goldman Sachs, the banking giant admitted today that it made “a substantial financial bet against the Gulf of Mexico” one day before the sinking of an oil rig in that body of water.

The new revelations came to light after government investigators turned up new emails from Goldman employee Fabrice “Fabulous Fab” Tourre in which he bragged to a girlfriend that the firm was taking a “big short” position on the Gulf.

“One oil rig goes down and we’re going to be rolling in dough,” Mr. Tourre wrote in one email. “Suck it, fishies and birdies!”
The news about Goldman’s bet against the Gulf comes on the heels of embarrassing revelations that the firm had taken a short position on Lindsay Lohan’s acting career.

Trivia bit: in the Movie “Despicable Me” the Bank of Evil (which finances supervillain projects) used to be called… Lehman Brothers.