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Just Because You’re Paranoid…

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 23rd, 2011 12:35 AM |

Real life is better than the movies.

I can not imagine how some people sleep at night wondering if their phones are tapped at work or at home. That said, as we all know, “just because you’re paranoid, does not mean that they are not out to get you.”

To what do I refer? The new twist in the ongoing insider trading scandal on Wall Street has the hedge fund crowd playing defense against the use of wiretaps on the part of the Feds.

Really? What kind of defense?

Bring in the firepower and check to see if your phones at home and work are being tapped. (more…)

ARS ‘Penalty Does Not Fit the Crime’ or Why I Am Becoming a Libertarian

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 9th, 2011 7:38 AM |

Why is it that so many people in our nation do not trust our government, our media, and our banking system?

In my opinion, America continues to look and search for people and programs that truly represent their interests. In the course of a conversation yesterday with a former colleague, he spoke cogently as to why he is moving toward being a libertarian and why he believes so many others are as well. I found myself agreeing with him on so many fronts. ¬† (more…)

Connecting the Dots: The US Attorney, the SEC, Art Samberg, Pequot Capital, Hush Money, Lying, and More

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 27th, 2010 12:22 PM |

This commentary and attached story are a little lengthy but very important. I hope you will take the time to read, review, and share. LD

Is it possible that our nation can experience a historic demise in our economy and markets with little if any criminal activity involved in that process? Was our economic and market meltdown largely ‘a perfect storm’?

I do not buy those who would put forth that line of reasoning. Nor do I think should you.

Does it defy logic to think that our nation has been hit with trillions of dollars in losses and untold economic pain but only a relative handful of individuals were involved in criminal behaviors connected to this turmoil? Yes, that does defy logic.

Where are the criminal prosecutions? (more…)

Gaining the Edge

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 17th, 2010 7:20 AM |

What competitive individual worth his salt does not want to ‘gain the edge’? Have you ever come across successful individuals–success being a very relative term–who did not want to ‘gain an edge’ and then widen the gap with the competition? I haven’t.

I had fully intended on writing this morning about the ongoing developments in the insider trading scandal sweeping across Wall Street. ‘Gaining the edge’ is very much the common thread that runs through this story. The lengths to which selected individuals would go to ‘gain that edge’ make for interesting reading. The wearing of wiretaps by informants adds to the intrigue. Where will the story lead? Which hedge funds may be implicated? What ‘masters of the universe’ may fall while pursuing their untold riches and accompanying success?

Then I thought, why would I want to take readers into this seamy world and give attention to those who may break the rules to ‘gain that edge.’ I don’t. At least not today. (more…)






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