View Full Version : Man steals more money from Jews than Hitler

Mr. Mantis
23rd December 08, 05:09 PM
Bernard Madoff stole more money from Jews than Hitler.

50 Billion. With a fuckin' "B" Billion! You know how much money that is? No you don't. That's so much money, we can't really imagine how much it really is.

Story Here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20081212/bs_nm/us_madoff_arrest

He focused in on Jewish nonprofits and foundations.

He got arrested. Amazing. Look how long it took. How long do you think it would take to steal 50 Billion Dollars?

That's more money than the auto makers were asking for.

When asked where the money is, you can now say, Stolen by Yuppie thieves.

23rd December 08, 05:35 PM
You mean he stole it back.

Dark Helmet
23rd December 08, 05:55 PM
Heh!They would have bought more Patriot missile batteries and build more settlements in the gaza strip.

23rd December 08, 06:37 PM
"With Jews, you lose!"

23rd December 08, 07:57 PM
See, this is the reason we are in a shithole now. The people "investing" with this guy? They knew shit was going down. So they wanted a piece of the action instead of busting him. Now they get to suck dicks for money.

Sun Wukong
23rd December 08, 10:04 PM
yeah, Madoff should be shot. he's done so much harm to so many people, he deserves to die.

24th December 08, 09:40 AM
Investor who lost $1.4B to Madoff kills himself (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081224/ap_on_bi_ge/madoff_investor_suicide)

NEW YORK – He was a distinguished investor who traced his lineage to the French aristocracy, hobnobbed with members of European high society and sailed around the world on fancy yachts.
But after losing more than $1 billion of his clients' money to Bernard Madoff, Rene-Thierry Magon de la Villehuchet had enough. He locked the door of his Madison Avenue office and apparently swallowed sleeping pills and slashed his wrists with a box cutter, police said.
A security guard found his body Tuesday morning, next to a garbage can placed to catch the blood.
The bloody scene marked a grisly turn in the Madoff scandal in which money managers and investors were ensnared in an alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme. De la Villehuchet is believed to have lost about $1.4 billion to Madoff.
No suicide note was found, said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne.
De la Villehuchet, 65, was an esteemed financier who tapped his upper-crust European connections to attract clients. It was not immediately clear how he knew Madoff or who his clients were.
He grew increasingly subdued after the Madoff scandal broke, drawing suspicion among janitors at his office Monday night when he demanded that they be out of there by 7 p.m. Less than 13 hours later, his body was found.
His death came as swindled investors began looking for ways to recoup their losses. Funds that lost big to Madoff are also facing investor lawsuits and backlash for failing to properly vet Madoff and overlooking red flags that could have steered them away. It's not immediately known what kind of scrutiny de la Villehuchet was facing over his losses.
De la Villehuchet (pronounced veel-ou-SHAY) comes from rich French lineage, with the Magon part of his name referring to one of France's most powerful families. The Magon name is even listed on the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, a monument commissioned by Napoleon in 1806.
"He's irreproachable," said Bill Rapavy, who was Access International's chief operating officer before founding his own firm in 2007.
De la Villehuchet's firm enlisted intermediaries with links to wealthy Europeans to garner investors. Among them was Philippe Junot, a French businessman and friend who is the former husband of Princess Caroline of Monaco, and Prince Michel of Yugoslavia.
De la Villehuchet, the former chairman and chief executive of Credit Lyonnais Securities USA, was also known as a keen sailor who regularly participated in regattas and was a member of the New York Yacht Club.
He lived in an affluent suburb in Westchester County with his wife, Claudine. They have no children. There was no answer Tuesday at the family's two-story house. Phone calls to the home and de la Villehuchet's office went unanswered.
Guy Gurney, a British photographer living in Connecticut, was friends with de la Villehuchet. The two often sailed together and competed in a regatta in France in November.
"He was a very honorable man," Gurney said. "He was extraordinarily generous. He was an aristocrat but not a snob. He was a real person. When he was sailing, he was one of the boys."
The two were supposed to have dinner last Friday but Gurney called the day before to cancel because of the weather. But during the call, de la Villehuchet revealed he had been ensnared in Madoff scandal.
"He sounded very subdued," Gurney said.
Gurney said de la Villehuchet was happily married to his wife.
"I can't imagine what it's like for her now," he said.

24th December 08, 04:41 PM
Anyone remember Uptown Saturday Night. Richard Pryor cons Bill Cosby and Sydney Poitier. When they find out they keep yelling "Why us brother, why us!?"-

Rich replies "Why not you, Brother?!"

29th December 08, 12:35 PM
Nicholas Taleb, noted trader and Philosopher posted this on his website- basically, an endorsement for suicide, as a way of avoiding massive public shame. Note that Madoff has none, nor, much of a conscience. This is a trait of most con men, and should come as no surprise, really.

Thierry de la Villehuchet --an acquaintance of mine -- just killed himself in the aftereffects of the Madoff case. He had dragged his clients into investing with Madoff . "Killing himself over money?" I kept hearing. No, it is not about the money --it was other people's money. It is about dignity. I could not help comparing it to Madoff, pictured walking around Manhattan with a faint smirk --totally insensitive to the harm he caused.

This is an aristocratic act coming from an aristocratic character: you take your own life when you believe that you failed somewhere -- and the solution is to inflict the ultimate penalty on yourself. It is not the money; but the embarrassment, the shame, the guilt that are hard to bear. Someone callous, indifferent to the harm caused to others would have lived comfortably ("it is all about money"). A life of shame is not worth living. Christianity never allowed suicide; the stoics did --it allows a man to get the last word with fate.

Thierry, veuillez recevoir l'expression de mon respect le plus profond.

Before any of
you go slashing your wrists after reading this- remember, he lost his clients billions of dollars and was of advanced age. Most storms can be weathered.