Okay...if I send you an e-mail one day and it said...
"I took an insurance policy out on X, and if X dies I get one million dollars."
Then the next day X dies under suspicious circumstances, wouldn't the police come knocking on my door as a possible suspect in their death?
Now read this ...
NEW YORK (The Borowitz Report) -
In what is looming as another public relations predicament for Goldman Sachs, the banking giant admitted today that it made "a substantial financial bet against the Gulf of Mexico" one day before the sinking of an oil rig in that body of water.
The new revelations came to light after government investigators turned up new emails from Goldman employee Fabrice "Fabulous Fab" Tourre in which he bragged to a girlfriend that the firm was taking a "big short" position on the Gulf.
"One oil rig goes down and we're going to be rolling in dough," Mr. Tourre wrote in one email. "Suck it, fishies and birdies!"
Now read that again....
"that it made "a substantial financial bet against the Gulf of Mexico" one day before the sinking of an oil rig in that body of water."
I'm not gonna make any kind of accusations or draw any kind of conclusions from that.
You have the internet at your fingertips and you can do all the research that you like.
But doesn't that seem a tad...odd?
Yes it does, and if you research further, you'll find that Andy Borowitz (the man that wrote that) is a comedian and satirist.
His "news clip" about Goldman Sachs above is a joke.
BUT...I am seeing it reported all over the web as true.
As I have said before with all conspiracy theories and ideas, RESEARCH for yourself!
Don't take anything as gospel until you do your own legwork.
Some conspiracy theories do hold up, but some are full of holes.
So end of story right?
Take a look at Sterling Allan's blog..,
" It turns out that Goldman Sachs really did place shorts on TransOcean stock days before the explosions rocked the rig in the Gulf of Mexico sending stocks plunging while GS profits soared -- benefitting once again from a huge disaster, having done the same with airline stocks prior to 911 then again with the housing bubble."
You can read the whole story here.