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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Blood Sucking Parasite Watch

Items of interest:

More evidence the world’s creatures are just waiting to feast on you.

Rare tongue-eating parasiteDiscoveryOn.com:
Rare tongue-eating parasite found -- A rare parasite which burrows into host fish before eating and replacing their tongues with itself has been found off the Jersey [English Channel] coast.

Fishermen near the Minquiers - islands under the jurisdiction of Jersey - found the isopod, a type of louse, inside a weaver fish.

Marine researcher Paul Chambers, from the Société Jersiaise, was one of the fishing party and identified the find.

He said he was surprised to find the isopod away from the Mediterranean sea.

Isopods are normally about 2cm (1in) long and live in fish, surviving on the animal's blood, in warm waters...

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Goldman Sachs updates:

Goldman Sachs: A Vampire On The Jugular of AmericaTheDailyBail:
Ron Paul: The Fed Works In Collusion With Goldman Sachs (MSNBC Ratigan Video)

MissTrade:
Ron Paul: “Goldman Sachs Has A Lot Of Influence In Our Treasury And A Lot Of Influence In Our Federal Reserve

Reuters:
US Rep Frank bars Goldman Sachs lobbyist-aide

The Big Picture:
Is Goldman Sachs Trustworthy? -- ... given their history of saying and selling one thing and then doing another, can anyone trust what comes from them?

Should hedge funds be setting their Outlook to auto-delete anything from GS.com research department? How can you tell what is a real research report versus disinformation or some bizarre Psy-ops strategy?

All of this raises the more basic question: Can their clients trust what GS generates, when they don’t know if they are a) trading the opposite side of the report for their own accounts; or b) HFT front running ?

The question isn’t whether Goldman Sachs is Taibbi’sgreat vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.”

It is much more simple than that — the more relevant question is “Can Goldman Sachs be trusted by their own clients ?” ...

Laugh Lines / NY Times:
Jay Leno Monologue | Aired Wednesday night on NBC --
And a year after the economy collapsed, Goldman Sachs executives gave each other over $11 billion in bonuses. See, what gets me, whenever these Wall Street guys get these huge bonuses they always spend it on something useless, like Senator Chris Dodd. Buy a boat! Get a car...
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