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Asked by a reporter whether to believe rumors that he wanted to take [Expedia] private, Barry Diller replied: "I wouldn't." He went on: "I am so suspect of current markets and the hedge funds and momentum selling/buying. I think there is a plot behind everything."

Such as: women in open-toed heels. Why straddle the line? If you're going to show foot, show foot. I'm not a fetishist, God, no, nothing like that, I'm just saying, I don't trust it.
Also: the National Treasure series. The proliferation of rickshaw/bike taxis in NYC-- front for the Jewish mafia? I could go on, and will. For starters--why haven't we found a cure for male pattern baldness? Who is behind the "inability" to cure it? Oprah? The committee to re-elect the president (Nixon)? Who stands to gain from keeping me down? Must ruminate on this one longer...
Additionally: why do newspapers list bowling scores? Is there some code contained within? Methinks yes. What else. Think, Lil Dil, think. ... Get your fucking hands off me, vampire bat!... Oh, Cornish game hens--WTF? I've never seen a chicken that small. Multi-species cloning--GIVEN. But why? Who's behind this very transparent breeding experiment? .....Get off my porch, you rat bastard! I've got a gun...
Diff'rent Strokes was a none-too-veiled shot across the bow from the Russians and Arabs about the looming threats of resource nationalization. Goddammit, why didn't I see it then -- Gary, Todd and Dana were just pawns in that Manchurian plot. Can the damage be undone with counterprogramming, or is it too late?....What? I'll step away from the car when I goddamn well please, and when I do, I've got a .45 and a bucket of lye with your name on won't be missed...Who is behind the premeditated destruction of Corey Haim's career? This was no random occurrence; that boy had fire.
My prophetic soul senses that if you pull back the lid on that one, you open a Pandora's Box of interlocking conspiracies -- maybe all the answers are contained within.


SEC Burns Whistleblower In The Most SEC Way Possible

In recent years, the Securities and Exchange Commission has had its share a fuck-ups come to light. The regulator took a pass on heeding the warning signals by Bernie Madoff himself that he was running a Ponzi scheme, it chose to go after David Einhorn rather than Allied Capital when the hedge fund manager suggested all was not right at the company, and yesterday, it was announced that the Commission is suing Egan-Jones for lying about having rated 150 ABS bonds on an SEC application four years ago (in reality it had rated zero), information that could have been fact-checked at the time but was not because there were new clips on,, and to watch. Today the team scored a new victory when it outed an informant. Federal securities regulators, in a sensitive breach, inadvertently revealed the identity of a whistleblower during a probe of a firm that ran a stock trading platform. The gaffe by the Securities and Exchange Commission occurred during an investigation of Pipeline Trading Systems LLC when an SEC lawyer showed an executive who was being questioned a notebook from the whistleblower filled with jottings about trades, calls and meetings. The executive says he recognized the handwriting. Pipeline, which didn't admit or deny the allegations, was the subject of a page-one Wall Street Journal article earlier this month. The article didn't name the whistleblower, but he has now agreed to be publicly identified. He is Peter C. Earle, 41, a former employee of a Pipeline trading affiliate. Mr. Earle said he was "disappointed" the SEC took steps in its probe that ended up disclosing his identity to Pipeline. The SEC confirmed showing the notebook to an executive of the business it was investigating. SEC officials said there is always a risk a whistleblower's identity might be disclosed during an investigation, but its practice has been to avoid unnecessarily revealing an informant's identity. The person shown the notebook (in a November 2010 SEC interview), Gordon Henderson, was the head of Pipeline's trading affiliate, Milstream Strategy Group. He said in an interview that he previously suspected Mr. Earle was an SEC informant. Mr. Henderson's desk was near Mr. Earle's in Milstream's New York office, and he said he recognized Mr. Earle's handwriting in the notebook. Related: "Mr. Earle said he made other internal complaints about trading, and was fired on April 3, 2009. Mr. Henderson said the reasons for dismissal included poor performance and a belief Mr. Earle was having an affair with the wife of another Milstream trader at the time. Mr. Earle denied both allegations, calling the notion of poor performance 'ridiculous.'" Source's Cover Blown By SEC [SEC]