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Enron was a real, non-metaphorical Big Con

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Rant93
12-01-2008
12:06 PM ET (US)
Thumper:
There is too much talk of the evil Adolf Hitler pulling one over on the German people. As more information is released about the Nazis, it is clear that everyone down to these soldiers who did the "burning of live people in ovens" on this set up concentration camp were in on the holocaust to some degree.

And to educate wrt deregulation and Enron - Google is your friend:
http://www.google.com/search?q=enron+energy+deregulation
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Stefan Jones
02-24-2002
11:03 PM ET (US)
My reference was to the post below mine, which suggested that even the employees were aware of the "con" aspect of Enron. I'm suggesting that the only people left who might take Enron at all seriously, who don't think it long ago became a scam, are libertarian ideologues who invested their enthusiasm in the firm as a crusading champion of free trade and a foe of government meddling.
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Thumper
02-24-2002
10:46 AM ET (US)
Stefan Jones
I assume you are referring to energy deregulation. If not, please clarify. If so, I fail to understand the cause/effect of energy deregulation and this story.
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Brian Carnell
02-24-2002
12:56 AM ET (US)
Isn't it a bit odd that this woman admits she helped fool analysts with this fake room but then is turning around and suing Enron for the lost of her 401K?
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Stefan Jones
02-23-2002
09:56 PM ET (US)
Holy Crap!

I suspect the only True Believers left are the ideologues who bought into the Deregulate Everything crowd. And they'll jump ship once they find a way to blame it on Hillary.
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Thumper
02-23-2002
12:57 PM ET (US)
There is too much talk of the evil Ken Lay pulling one over on the innocents. As more information is released about Enron, it is clear that everyone down to these workers who did the "acting" on this set up trading floor were in on the scam to some degree.
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chico haas
02-23-2002
12:25 PM ET (US)
That scene in The Grifters when the con man opens the door to the broom closet and invites the marks to check out the computer banks.
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Hannah Kincaid
02-23-2002
12:19 PM ET (US)
Hey, it's a PotemKen village!

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