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Write-Offs: 12.30.09

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$$$ Julian Robertson named New Zealand's first honorary knight [DP]
$$$The Big Lebowski Gets The Academic Treatment: At times Mr. Owens sounds as if he's been hitting the minibar himself. He writes about how Leon Trotsky is "doubly implicated" in the White Russian, first because he helped defeat the anti-Communist White Russian army during the Russian civil war, and second because he later fled to Mexico, "Kahlúa's country of origin." Mr. Owens suggests that the Dude has a kind of "Trotskian positionality." [NYT]
$$$2010 Will Be Challenging For Goldman [HuffPo]
$$$ WSJ Misleads On Harbinger Capital "Insider Information" Story [HFImplode]