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A Bernie Madoff Schadenfreude Story

Date: 05/24/2009

Schadenfreude - noun satisfaction or pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune. I once had a boss so mean I woke up in dread each morning, and lay awake every night fearfully, fantasizing about what terrors lay ahead for me the next day. She belittled me, berated me, treated me with contempt--even called me stupid to my face. She criticized the quality of my ...

Related Topics: Bernard Madoff, Karma, Office Politics, Schadenfreude, Schadenfreude Definition

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FDIC Ponzi scheme?

Date: 04/07/2009

How, um, secure are our federally-insured bank deposits? Rolfe Winkler thinks the federal government is undertaking a massive Ponzi scheme. Excerpt: Conventional wisdom says that financial companies are having trouble borrowing because credit markets are broken. This is dangerously wrong. The credit market itself is fine. It's balance sheets that are broken. They have so little equity relative t ...

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SATAN'S FACEBOOK PAGE

Date: 04/06/2009

It has been said that you can meet almost anybody on Facebook. Well, imagine my surprise when I discovered that the Prince of Darkness himself has a Facebook page. Here is the link----http://www.pcworld.com/zoom?id=162166&page=1&zoomIdx=5 I must say that there is very little surprising about his friends and supporters network, nor it's proverbial mottos-- "fight fire with fire" and "you c ...

 

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Running the gamut from fascist to reactionary

Date: 03/26/2009

Did you hear that at the University of California at Berkeley, they're establishing a Center for the Comparative Study of Right-Wing Movements? Unless this is a scheme to keep John Schwenkler employed and remaining in Berkeley, I'm dubious. What's next? The Bob Jones University Center for the Comparative Study of Left-Wing Movements? The Col. Sanders Center For the Study of Animal Welfare? The J ...

Related Topics: Conservatism, Berkeley

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