What’s Going On Behind This Sign?

by dfunzy on December 3, 2009

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What is going on?

Partners of Goldman Sacks , the big Wall Street firm, are “Buying Guns in Fear of Populist Uprising!” No this isn’t made up. (link)

Bloomberg has reported that “that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank.”(link),

You can always tell the crooks in a Western; they’re the ones with the most guns.

Maybe the bankers are just being careful? Maybe they expect that things aren’t going to get better next year, but worse? Bankers do have long memories. During the Black Friday panic of 1869, groups of upset Americans did drag bankers from their offices, and the citizens did hang bankers in the streets (link)

Maybe the bankers are planning something? Wall Street Bankers were behind the plot to overthrow President Franklin Roosevelt in 1934 (link) They accused FDR of attempting to bring socialism to America. Maybe? No. Can’t be. Maybe, the arming up of Wall Street bankers only means that wearing a handgun is the latest thing in fashion for the upscale banker?

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

J Byron Swain December 15, 2009 at 4:13 am

Sorry if this comment is out of place, but I couldn’t find your email.

Liberal, OK. Progressive, very nice. Statist, evil. Watch the clip and you tell me where tis Gov is going:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3I-PVVowFY

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dfunzy December 8, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Consti:
This article is not about Obama, or Bibles, and it really isn’t about guns. It is about bankers. Do you really bother to read before you comment? Or are you too busy being Consti?

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consti December 8, 2009 at 7:46 pm

So we are back to making comments about ignorant people with their guns and bibles. Didn’t you learn the last time the one made a comment about people clinging to their guns and bibles? He dropped 10 points. Keep going! Please! He’s down to 47% in the polls and sliding fast!

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dfunzy December 6, 2009 at 1:17 am

Erik:
I may have to concede the point on this one. Your figure sounds slightly more accurate. I was allowing too much for those bankers who are just greedy.

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Erik the Red December 6, 2009 at 1:02 am

By the way, dfunzy, you’re off a little with your numbers. It’s actually 99.9999999975%

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Erik the Red December 6, 2009 at 1:00 am

Nervous Uncle Sam: We..we..well you…you’ll be sorry. Just wait until ne…ne…next year when w…we give you another f…f..five hundred billion by way of a bailout. You…you…you’ll wish you were never born.

Clint Eastwood: Go ahead, punk. Make my day.

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dfunzy December 6, 2009 at 12:16 am

These bankers, not all bankers, mind you, just the 99.99% of them on Wall Street who are crooked, make the “Cosa Nostra” look like “Nothing but Cub Scouts.” There could be a movie called, “The Real Tough Guys,” starring a Edward G. Robinson character and a Clint Eastwood character, as two bank spokesmen. After having faced down an angry mob of citizens, the lead villains confront a nervous Uncle Sam. The dialogue could go like this:

Edward G Robinson: Sure we took your money.
Clint Eastwood: Punk.
Edward G. Robinson: And we’re not giving it back, see?
Clint Eastwood: That’s right. Punk.
Edward G. Robinson: And we’re going to take more of it, see?
Clint Eastwood: Yeah. Punk.

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SilverWun December 5, 2009 at 11:51 pm

And the voters were all born of mothers. I think voters’ mothers are fundamentally responsible. There are too many to throw from trains.
Roll out the guillotines! This could be fun.

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Ben December 5, 2009 at 9:40 pm

And it was the people who elected the politicians over and over and over and over and over again who are ultimately responsible.

So, the burden of the situation ultimately falls right back onto the shoulders of the voters.

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Ben December 5, 2009 at 9:38 pm

I think everyone is forgetting it was the politicians in general (not any one political party) that empowered the bankers in the 1st place. If the bankers are gonna be lynched, the politicians can’t be far behind, right?

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dfunzy December 5, 2009 at 3:14 am

The Fed has been printing money for sometime that are no more than IOUs. Also do you think those crooked bankers can shoot straight? If those bankers shoot the way they have been running their banks, then we all have better find hiding places.

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SilverWun December 5, 2009 at 2:49 am

After the great bank run and when FDIC starts writing IOU’s (and it won’t be that much longer) I wouldn’t want to be a banker. A good hiding place will be more advantageous than a gun. Think those confiscatory service charges make you angry? Just wait!

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dfunzy December 4, 2009 at 11:00 pm

BenJammin wrote -” And you accuse the conservatives and Republicans of using scare tactics…sheesh… ”
You’ve got to be kidding?
Bloomberg.com, broke the story, reporting that bankers are afraid of an uprising . This story has been widely reported. Of course, it is fertile grounds for comedy.

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BenJammin December 4, 2009 at 10:15 pm

And you accuse the conservatives and Republicans of using scare tactics…sheesh…

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BenJammin December 4, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Of course, it couldn’t possibly be because the bankers, like many other Americans (myself included), are simply buying guns before Congress enacts some type of ban on certain weapons and ammunition. I don’t know about the rest of the country, but in OK it’s getting difficult to even find ammunition for either my .40 S&W pistol or my .22 Magnum rifle. 12 ga. shotgun shells are much easier to come across.

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Laura Bramble December 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm

Erik,
Call the time. Sarcasm is officially dead on this site…

You went waaaay out there into outer limits on this one, buddy. Gotta call it like I see it.

D,
Thank you very much. I’m not looking for compliments, but I am female so I’ll take all of them I can get! I really liked what you wrote and I think it was spot on. I totally got what you were saying. We can’t help it if others look at the truth and it hurts…

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Erik the Red December 4, 2009 at 9:20 am

Laura,

You take things way too personal.

First of all, that comment I made was on a different dfunzy article. Second, I could easily link to all of my articles where you went off on a tangent and commented on things that my articles in no way touched on. That is the irrelevance I am talking about. If you want to feel sorry for yourself and change the wording to “you’re irrelevant”, be my guest. But that isn’t what I said. As a matter of fact, you seem to have a very short memory. I wrote an article that had you in mind and was an apology for an exchange between us. If I truly thought that “you’re irrelevant”, I wouldn’t have expended the energy in an attempt to make amends in that manner.

dfunzy,

You seem to be a smart person. And you are a good writer too. But the kissing up is making me nauseous.

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dfunzy December 4, 2009 at 9:03 am

Laura:
You are the best writer on this site. Your posts and comments are the best researched, the best sourced articles. You are very relevant. Judging by the comments of guests and visitors, you are the reason why many people visit this site.

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Laura Bramble December 4, 2009 at 8:07 am

And I get accused of irrelevence…That’s okay D. I got you the first time around.

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dfunzy December 4, 2009 at 12:44 am

The item: banker arming afraid of their customers would be funny if it was false. But it is true. Bankers in the world money centers, including the ones on Wall Street, are more to blame for the world’s economic mess than anyone. Upfront and center in the blame department are the US Federal Reserve and the central banks of other major countries.
Check out: “How the Financial Crisis Was Built Into the System” , The Fed Cause the Housing Bubble

Although I believe the Bankers brought this mess on all of us, I think that Bush and Obama could not let the banking system collapse. Too bad they couldn’t save the banks without saving the crooked and reckless bankers.

Another point, I’m hinting at, is that there might be some pretty bad news coming next year. The public has been told that the recession is over and the economy will begin to recover. If this happens great news for America and the world. But, there is a prediction of a total collapse in the commercial real estate market, and the failure of many more banks. Dubai World collapse and the arming bankers could be harbingers of worse things to come.

As to gun control. Although, I don’t own a gun and I think there should be a few restrictions on who can own a gun, such as keep them away from children, convicted violent felons and known crazy people, I am a supporter of the Second Amendment. I always have kinda leaned that way. I am a stronger supporter of citizens right to own a gun than I was ten or five years ago.

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Erik the Red December 3, 2009 at 11:56 pm

I understand that you are informing us that the bankers are taking up arms in the case of a revolt. But after that, I am having trouble grasping your point. Are you suggesting that bankers have been fiacally responsible and that anger toward them from the public is unjustified? If that’s the case, remember that Bush and Obama teamed up to unconstitutionally bail them out where they, in turn, just ended up losing our money and refuse to tell us where it went.
Are you making a subtle case for Gun Control? Rwanda is a classic case of gun control. After that government spent over a decade confiscating the weapons from the individuals, when it came time to massacre that same public, the citizens had nothing to defend themselves with and we know the rest of the story.

I, obviously, don’t think the bankers should be shot by the public. But I do think it is good that they are that scared.

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