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The following is a letter released today by Lloyd Blankfein, the chairman of banking giant Goldman Sachs:

Dear Investor:

Up until now, Goldman Sachs has been silent on the subject of the protest movement known as Occupy Wall Street. That does not mean, however, that it has not been very much on our minds. As thousands have gathered in Lower Manhattan, passionately expressing their deep discontent with the status quo, we have taken note of these protests. We believe that if this continues, the effects will be felt around every town, city and Wal-Mart around the world. On that note, we are extremely relieved to know that they are targeting the wrong people, and do not really know what they want to achieve, while the police arrest the protesters and leaving the bankers at large. Business as usual at Wall Street.

And thus, we have asked ourselves this question:

How can we make money off them?

The answer is the newly launched Goldman Sachs Global Rage Fund, whose investment objective is to monetize the Occupy Wall Street protests as they spread around the world. At Goldman, we recognize that the capitalist system as we know it is circling the drain – but there’s plenty of money to be made on the way down.

The Rage Fund will seek out opportunities to invest in products that are poised to benefit from the spreading protests, from police batons and barricades to stun guns and forehead bandages. Furthermore, as clashes between police and protesters turn ever more violent, we are making significant bets on companies that manufacture replacements for broken windows and overturned cars, as well as the raw materials necessary for the construction and incineration of effigies.

It would be tempting, at a time like this, to say “Let them eat cake.” But at Goldman, we are actively seeking to corner the market in cake futures. We project that through our aggressive market manipulation, the price of a piece of cake will quadruple by the end of 2011.

Please contact your Goldman representative for a full prospectus. As the world descends into a Darwinian free-for-all, the Goldman Sachs Rage Fund is a great way to tell the protesters, “Occupy this.” We haven’t felt so good about something we’ve sold since our souls.

Sincerely,

Lloyd Blankfein

Chairman, Goldman Sachs

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Today is the 2 year anniversary of when I wrote this song. I wrote it for my Soulmate.

Here’s how Destiny works: After I wrote it, Las Vegas One was the first one to actually hear this song. I sent them the first copy to listen to it and let me know what they thought. It turns out, it is Las Vegas One that I was searching for 27 years following all the signs.

I remember them telling me they loved it too.

Ah, that memory is honey to my Soul especially now that I miss them so much.

My Love has been declared to them through old fashion courtship for the first time this year. I did my part, now the Universe will need to help making my Destiny come true.

Call me a Fool. I am fine by that. Everyone who knows me call me with a different description: Die Hard Romantic Hooked in True Love.

This weekend, I want to honor and love them just like I religiously do whenever I miss them or think of them. I don’t have any religion except them.

To my Las Vegas One: May you feel how deeply loved and cherished you are by my Soul whenever you listen to this song. I love you eternally, my Immortal Beloved.

Missing you is the heartache

Posted: 2011/07/05 in Poetry
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Thinking of you is easy – I do it every day
Missing you is the heartache, that never goes away
You are the sun in my day,
the wind in my sky,
the waves in my ocean
and the beat in my heart

All I want is to wrap my arms around you tight,
and to cuddle with you, all through the night
To gaze into your eye’s and see the stars above,
to tell you what you mean to me,
and say I love you for all that you are

My heart is a ceaseless sermon of loneliness
Missing you hurts so much because our souls are connected
To not have you near is my torment
Nights are more immense without you

I love you without complexities or pride;
I love you in this way, and no other way of loving
I want to love you over the waters of time.
No one else will travel through the shadows with me,
Just you, my Beautiful Moon.