Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Stand And Die

h/t Edgar

The title is a gaming phrase, popular in the MMORPG realm. (Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game)

It comes from a combat tactic used when a battle has gone horribly wrong. Rather than running around and making the battle more dangerous for players that are recovering, or providing support roles, a player that is 'checking out', is expected to just stand still and take the death.

It seems that Goldman Sachs executives are familiar with the strategy. They are ordering their employees in Tokyo to stay there. If they get scared and want to take their families away from the danger, then they are out of GS and will never work for GS again.

Clearly it's Goldman Sachs intention to make money off of their employees all the way to the bitter end. If their employees and their families end up dying in Tokyo, well, that's just a cost of doing business I suppose.

We already knew that Goldman Sachs pretty much considers human life to be expendable. Now it's clear that the Vampire Squid sees it's own employees as being essentially valueless and expendable too.

Goldman Sachs Employees Told Not to Leave Japan

At least four Goldman Sachs executives flew into Japan last week to speak with nervous ex-pat employees about radiation fears, according to a person familiar with the situation. They also conveyed another message: don't leave Japan and don't leave Tokyo.

Employees at the investment bank's Japan offices are worried about radiation levels affecting their families, the person said. Many were asking if they could temporarily relocate out of the country or perhaps move to a location in southern Japan, farther away from troubled nuclear power plants. The were told that they should not leave Tokyo, according to the person.



At 3:49 PM, Blogger an average patriot said...

I don't think Tokyo is of particular danger right now but I can't believe GS is doing that and the Government doesn't feel a need to stand up for those scared into leaving for a while.

At 9:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The beauty of it is that they can't be sued or prosecuted afterwards. They own the DOJ, the SEC, the courts, the executive, the CONgreff. If those people leave not only will they never work for the squid again, they will never find meaningful work anywhere. The squid has agents at the other banks, the fedgub, the corporations. Look at what happens to others who cross the squid, they go to prison every time! Those people have two choices, watch their families get poisoned and hope the squid is merciful (highly doubtful), or else change tires at some mid-western full serve for the rest of their lives. I know what I would do if I were in that position but I doubt any of the squid underlings will give up the clown-yen.

At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they told me that and then my baby was born with three heads I would go hunting for three more heads to mount on my wall if you get my drift. :evil:


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