Wednesday, June 02, 2004
Enron Trader Conversations Show Power Market Manipulation Was Sport:
HOUSTON (AP) - Enron Corp. traders openly discussed manipulating the California power market and joked about stealing from grandmothers during the Western energy crisis in 2000-2001, according to transcripts of telephone calls filed with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.I used to know and work with guys just like this, unfortunately, back at CBOE. Ah, the Greed Years....
For example, in one transcript a trader asks about "all the money you guys stole from those poor grandmothers of California."
To which the Enron trader responds, "Yeah, Grandma Millie, man. But she's the one who couldn't figure out how to (expletive) vote on the butterfly ballot."
Good morning, er, afternoon my friends. Water level almost low enough I can start routing out the basement and flinging the bleach around (tomorrow, for sure) so must spend these last precious moments of freedom doing something productive.
Have been twitchy since the last sweater was finished (still without buttons), so must go out and get some yarn, then find something to knit. I know I found a simple boatneck sweater somewhere in my prowlings this winter but didn't bookmark it (stupid...stupid...). If anyone out there knows of one, please drop me a comment or email.
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