[Shades]: If you would put my sock in it, it would be a weapon of mass destruction...and Bush would actually be happy with that, because then he had the proof that the whole war was legit and that he is a "liberator". Well, he will go into history as a "liberator" anyway...how many US citizens did he "liberate" from (most of) their money anyway?
Thanks for the Dana Blankenhorn
link. I was unaware he had a site, and that piece is particularly informative. Dissecting how Madoff made off with everyone's cash will be the subject of many documentaries. And yet the SEC was told on several occassions that Madoff's numbers were obviously fixed (he was reporting more profit from trades on any given day than the entire volume in the market for that same day!). His won't be the last Ponzi scheme
we see, but maybe it's time to start handing out life sentences to these Wall Street crooks just to send a message that wiping out people's, endowments, charities, and others' wealth is lower than my shoe.