Comments on: Libor non-scandal of the day, Citigroup edition http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/30/libor-non-scandal-of-the-day-citigroup-edition/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: handleym99 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/30/libor-non-scandal-of-the-day-citigroup-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-42215 Thu, 02 Aug 2012 00:35:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16646#comment-42215 I tried goodling and that didn’t work, so I then tried gooGling “scare quotes + dan bloom”. Yeah, what am I supposed to learn?

The top few links direct to some web sites designed in the paranoid style, with all the features you’d expect: random fonts in random sizes and random colors; no unifying argument or explanation of what is being read; a massive chip on someone’s shoulder. All amusing enough, but none of this actually answers the fscking question of why Felix is such an evil human being for using a term in common use.

Don’t believe me: look at this delightful page thrown up by google and tell me WTF is going on here:
http://open.salon.com/blog/danbloom/2012  /07/27/what_happens_when_scare_quotes_b ecomes_a_hot_tweet_potato

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By: thewrap http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/30/libor-non-scandal-of-the-day-citigroup-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-42145 Tue, 31 Jul 2012 06:11:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16646#comment-42145 The scare quotes are doing a huge amount of work, there. Felix, the term SCARE QUOTES is a faux term, has no meaning, is an illcoined malcoined term and whem you use it here, you have no idea what it means or who coined it or when. so why use it? just say “in quotation marks” goodle “scare quotes + dan bloom” to learn truth here.
dan bloom, Tufts 1971

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By: Mike_Dillon http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/30/libor-non-scandal-of-the-day-citigroup-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-42132 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:12:11 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16646#comment-42132 I’d like to go on record that I, also, was not setting official LIBOR. Ever. Granted, I have absolutely nothing to do with banking – but it seems like all of the “cool” kids are doing it so….

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By: PontrarianP http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/30/libor-non-scandal-of-the-day-citigroup-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-42131 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 18:45:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16646#comment-42131 I’m surprised that Felix Salmon, of all people, would so woefully misread this piece. The headline is clearly ironic and the details of the transaction are very clear. This is a junior derivatives guy making up LIBOR numbers to concoct a shady tax deal without calling it a tax deal, so that the IRS’s suspicions aren’t raised. This is the sort of unethical commonplace in Wall Street that underlies the greater scandals, including the LIBOR scandal.

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By: KidDynamite http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/30/libor-non-scandal-of-the-day-citigroup-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-42130 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:31:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16646#comment-42130 wow, Felix – thanks for pointing this out. That Rosen article epitomizes everything that’s wrong with the media these days: Rosen had positively NOTHING to do with setting any sort of LIBOR – but Joe Six Pack won’t understand that, and the hysteria grows…

He’ll tell his “story” to try to get a book deal… maybe a movie deal. The truth isn’t very sexy: this guy made a pitchbook with bullish future rate assumptions!! OH THE HORROR!

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By: Foppe http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2012/07/30/libor-non-scandal-of-the-day-citigroup-edition/comment-page-1/#comment-42129 Mon, 30 Jul 2012 17:06:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=16646#comment-42129 Witty…

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