Back in the 80's and 90's Belfort and Stratton Oakmont, and other big Penny Stock firms like Blinder Robinson (Blind em and Rob em), Rooney Pace, First Jersey Securities, Biltmore Securities, Sterling Foster) were recognized as the pariahs to Wall Street. Heck even the Georgia Legislature was in the vanguard in enacting legislation to go after these people (Max Cleland was Secretary of State at the time).
Sadly what we saw in the collapse of 2008 was tactics by the "blue blood" Wall Street Investment Houses that almost mimicked the out and out fraudulent acts of these Penny Stock firms.
The penny stock firms are largely out of business, Penny Stock scams still exist but now they are largely hyped and sold through the internet. Its a fairly common scam, buy garbage, create a demand with false statements and sell the garbage at a higher price. True Wall Street has done that, but Penny Stocks are a whole different level.
So I imagine the Wolf of Wall Street can't really deliver any insights into Wall Street but instead is a reminder that greed and thieves have long been around. And though I have not seen the movie yet, I imagine part of the fun of seeing it is the fact that much of it is real.
Louis CK playing a “good guy” ?
He could pass for one of the hoods !
This film is about another place in time. Women got married and had children right out of high school or college. Wife and Mother, that was the game! Whether you were brilliant and talented in your own right, house and hubby were supposed to come first and give you all the fulfillment you needed. Hubby's job? bring home the bacon and let your Stepford wife look after you and the kiddies. Anytime society dictates the roles people play, there will be rebellion. Frank and April are very much victims of an era and the suburban neighborhood mentality that gossips about anyone that doesn't "play their roles" convincingly. I think it was an awesome movie.
Modus Operandi of fbi: drive a person to neuroses, or insanity; set him up for a crime using fbi operatives; prosecute the confused and disoriented human being for offenses that in fact the fbi committed.
'Ask not what your country can do for you'; ask what your country can do TO you.
Overthrown government of usa now controlled by very dangerous and murderous thugs (*beasts) of fbi/CIA/homeland security.
high tech torture, ELF, by low minded thugs of fbi:
*'Veterans Today', Dr. Preston James on usa corruption & fbi murderous evil:
Evil in focus:
The *worldwide network of friends of the accused and terrorized who struggle in intellectual and spiritual opposition against the **human monsters of our generation thanks you, each & every one in our company, for your efforts to expose the methods and identities of the torturers and assassins of our culture; surely stopping such evil is the greatest goal or ideal of our time, and our work is therefore among the most noble of human endeavors because we labor and suffer to rid our species of the demonic-like curse and degenerative affliction that punctuate the demise or downfall of our violently corrupted civilization. Respectfully, geral
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