Streetwise Professor

March 4, 2012

What I Was Talking About

Filed under: Uncategorized — The Professor @ 11:23 pm

Some very eye opening reading regarding Daniel Ivandjiiski (aka Tyler Durden) of Zero Hedge (big h/t @ReginaldQuill).  In a nutshell, the allegation is that (a) a certain Keith Dalrymple, and others, sold short the shares of Gerova, and (b) Ivandjiiski/Zero Hedge and a blogger*, Neil Weinberg, working with Dalrymple, spread negative information on the company.  The plaintiff, investor Noble Investment, claims a loss of millions.

There’s a lot of interesting subplots here, including a byzantine Bulgarian connection.

Another interesting thing to note.  The complaint claims that is registered to Krassimir Ivanjiiski’s ABC Media.  You’ll remember Krassimir.  The guy with the Warsaw Pact CV from central casting.  Footnote 2 is particularly intriguing.

This is a complaint, and no verdict has been rendered. But this is the kind of thing I was talking about in my post on ZH last week.

Interestingly, ZH, which normally is quite, er, verbose, hasn’t said a word about this.  I’m shocked! Shocked!

Some folks, notably Felix Salmon, raised questions about ZH in 2009, then lost interest.  Perhaps it’s worth a second look.

* Forbes really needs to take a closer look at its bloggers. Some-like my colleague Paul Gregory-are great. Others, umm . . .

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  1. Conintelpro hates them some Zerohedge.

    Comment by Mr. X — March 5, 2012 @ 12:47 am

  2. I checked the ghostly Quill’s Twitterfeed. A cornucopia of pro-regime changist, pro-war garbage, an LR re-tweets.

    “Cohen gave no proof that opposition to is funded by the US. What is the US doing to Russia except letting them kill Syrian children?” Sure the ‘Russians’ are killing Syrian children, as opposed to those Muslim Brotherhood jihadi snipers and Libyan mercs slipping across the Turkish border loudly bragging about how they’re getting French guns to all but Anglo-American media correspondents. What an unholy alliance that is! And the proof about Golos getting NED/NRI money is out in the open.

    But I suppose given that the Judge Napolitano, Pat Buchanan, and even El Rushbo have been either canned or defenestrated, along with the suddenly blackmailed by Obama boss Murdochs, the screws are turning tightly on ANY anti-Establishment figure left in media who doesn’t like wars, bailouts, money printing, contraception mandates shoved down the Church’s throat, or expresses the slightest sympathy towards Ron Paul or the slightest thought that the U.S. is turning into a Third World country while trying to run the rest of the world and maybe we should mind our own damn business.

    I suppose Dylan Ratigan is next to get the axe, though at least he would deserve it since no one watches his show.

    Comment by Mr. X — March 5, 2012 @ 12:59 am

  3. These particular tweets are very ominous:

    “@CampaignReboot What about Paul’s followers? Are they human(itarian)? They like Paul, but also Hitler and Stalin. I’m not exaggerating.”

    Paul(bots) supporters love Hitler and Stalin? Really? Are you sure this isn’t Andy Dzughashvili smoking crack?

    “@streetwiseprof Same sponsors of OWS, Anonynerds, antisemitic 9/11 theories, antiAmerican goldbugs & S. Penn vacations.” Saudis are Semitic too, no? Are the two members of the 9/11 Commission who recently spoke out about Saudi involvement in the suit against the KSA also anti-Semitic truthers? And I have no idea what this chap means by S. Penn vacations…

    Who writes this pro-All Powerful Warfare State fascist $%^&, the channeled ghost of J. Edgar Hoover? I don’t even think ole’ J. Ed would’ve lumped gold bugs in with Commies. But such is the new Homeland Security state that thinks the Kremlin is backing Paul and Kucinich while cheering wildly for the U.S.-taxpayer backed Navalny. And you people thought I was exaggerating when I said that was inevitably coming down the tracks?

    Peter Schiff: ‘we’ve got to stop printing money and getting involved in so many wars that aren’t related to vital U.S. interests…’

    Quill: Shut up commie! I saw you on RT, that’s proof you’re an anti-American gold dealing scumbag who should be locked away in a non-existent FEMA internment camp for life!

    I only slightly exagerrate it seems nowadays. I suppose I’m still much further down the list than Breitbart or AJ or Celente, but remember the old Martin Niemoller phrase…

    Comment by Mr. X — March 5, 2012 @ 1:05 am

  4. So Professor when are you gonna disavow your Twitter buddies statements that goldbugs hate America? I suppose you endorse Argentina currency laws that punish Je…er, anyone who leaves the Rei…er Argentine state with a few thousand dollars cash as a potential terrorist? And you believe Argentina’s a great model for these United States, no?

    Comment by Mr. X — March 5, 2012 @ 1:07 am

  5. I mean really Pirrong — 24% of Republican primary voters (plus some newly registerd college kids and crossover Democrats, no doubt) in the hippie dippy Washington State love Hitler and Stalin because they backed Paul? And you have the f*—- nerve to say Paul keeps company with extremists while you proudly link to and endorse such horseshit? Your obsessive fear and loathing of Russia really is turning you towards fascism. Libertarian my ass.

    Comment by Mr. X — March 5, 2012 @ 1:15 am

  6. Pahoben, are you going to defend these ludicrous libelous, fascistic smears? And you call me a Putin apologist? Pirrong’s new anonymous buddy just said all goldbugs and Paul supporters should get the rubber gloving straight from Big Sis herself.

    Comment by Mr. X — March 5, 2012 @ 1:23 am

  7. So we have 3 posts thus far about Zerohedge and….ONE freakin’ post about MF Global, the greatest theft of customer funds in American history and one that incidentally gives a black eye to Pirrong’s buddies at the CME AND involves a known crony of an Administration SWP purports to despise, namely one Jon Corzine. Priorities folks, priorities. But don’t take Senor Equis word for it:

    You amuse.

    The fact that a windbag like you actually gets paid to educate people, is why I fear for the future of America.

    After no prosecutions for 2008 and MF Global, you now think it is time to start investigating Zerohedge.

    Odd that you spend so much time on Zerohedge, but no time on something like Business Insider, seems to me Blodget deserves at least as much ink as Zerohedge.

    Of course since you think Zerohedge is some sort of KGB backed government disinformation operation, one wonders about your level of paranoia:
    We were trying to make sense of it, when a thought struck me: “ZH i a Soviet-bloc influence operation. These operations would plant disinformation in publications around the world. Most of the publications were obscure, often in Third World countries. The disinformation would be mixed in with legitimate reporting. The goal of these operations was to put disinformation into circulation via more obscure publications, knowing that more reputable publications higher up the media food chain would frequently pick up the planted stories and run them. Some of the stories would work their way to the very top of the food chain, winding up in publications like the NYT and the WaPo and particularly in major European newspapers.”
    For the benefit of other commentators this author is THINKS that

    Comment by Lucy — March 1, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

    Comment by Mr. X — March 5, 2012 @ 1:56 am

  8. If a neo-Nazi (or more likely, a plant) so much as makes one comment at a Paul forum, you and this Quills fascist thug claim that’s typical. What, you don’t like being held to the same standard?

    Comment by Mr. X — March 5, 2012 @ 2:48 am

  9. Congratulations to you all on Putin’s win.

    Many of you played a tiny, but nonetheless real role in getting him elected.

    I’m sure your abodes are full of the sound of popping champagne corks.

    Comment by Sublime Oblivion — March 5, 2012 @ 5:01 am

  10. If they publish a photo of Janet N wearing rubber gloves I am shorting gold. That would be far more effective than all the central bank interventions imaginable.

    Different kind of poppers in Berkeley no doubt.

    The tears were such a nice touch-the father worries so much about all of his dear children. Now all the United Russia politicians will be blubbering at every opportunity. Rogozin is probably practicing in front of a mirror even now.

    Comment by pahoben — March 5, 2012 @ 7:10 am

  11. +++The tears were such a nice touch+++

    As many here know, “Moscow does not beleive in tears”

    Comment by LL — March 5, 2012 @ 12:12 pm

  12. Thank you Professor you really Stirred the Hornet’s Nest . The Botox Czars usful Idiots feel the heat and the mafia-supporters in USA are ranting – For me it goes back to Putin’s Botox moment really sealed the deal back in 2010, when this older man showed up all shiny, clearly deeply vain, in a non-strongman persona kind of way. He became, all of a sudden, not as absolute as we thought he was. And of course his friend, Silvio Berlusconi, who is well known for his many numerous botox and facelifts, but whatever is seen as macho in Italy or Sardinia doesn’t work for the muhzhik sensibility of Siberia. Putin really surrendered to the kind of vanity that Russians don’t appreciate. And in a sense, as propaganda tells us all the time, these kinds of psychological influences are not measurable, but they are there. So there we see Putin there all shiny, all of a sudden we feel that’s not the guy we can trust. Because the guy you can trust doesn’t need a facelift, he is proud of what he is.

    Comment by Anders — March 5, 2012 @ 12:20 pm

  13. Moon Landings Hoax – and Mr X -First class Sublime conspirasy morons
    Prof. Dr Krassimir Ivanov Ivandjiiski (b. 1947), Bulgarian doctor of economics and professor in geopolitics and international relations.[217] He is the editor of the monthly analytical newspaper “Strogo sekretno” (“Top secret”), which published a series of ten articles on the Moon Hoax, based on the ideas of Alexander Popov (see above) and Arkady Velyurov (see below) in 2007–2008[218] and started a new series in 2010 – Popov accused the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee of trading the 1970s Détente for covering up the US Moon hoax and stopping the Soviet Moon programme

    You’ll remember Krassimir. The guy with the Warsaw Pact CV from central casting.

    A search of the Whois database reveals that is registered to ABC Media, Ltd. at P.O. Box 814 Sofia, Bulgaria, and lists technical and administrative contacts for site at the same address.
    The same address, P.O. Box 814 Sofia, Bulgaria, is also listed as the correspondence address for Ivandjiiski’s father, Krassimir Ivandjiiski, on the website, . The site makes available information concerning the elder Ivandjiiski’s Bulgarian-language tabloid, Bulgaria Confidential, as well as his consulting business Krassimir Ivandjiiski & Partners.
    91. According to the site, the Krassimir Ivandjiiski & Partners “are the only official entities, offering economic, political, journalistic, and social consultancy for Bulgaria and the [sic] entire Eastern-European region.” Among the services offered are. acting as foreign clients’
    “official contacts for any and every business venture” and “assisting [them] with the by-pass of local bureaucratic red-tape.” Krassimir Ivandjiiski & Partners also claims to be “the people you should contact for help with trade to and from the region, advice in coordinating business plan
    [sic] activites, marketing, quick and effective realization of your business [sic] planes, distribution oriented communication with local and foreign privatization candidates.” The elder Ivandjiiski’s profile page on the site states that during the Soviet era “was a special envoy during the wars in Afghanistan, Angola, Mozambique, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Uganda,
    Sudan, Namibia, South Yemen,” during which period he was also a “military journalist,” employed by the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Trade and the head of various foreign offices of the Bulgarian government.

    Comment by Anders — March 5, 2012 @ 12:42 pm

  14. The Orwells union next for the KGB-GOONS ?

    Krassimir Ivandjiiski & Partners ABC Media, Ltd. at P.O. Box 814 Sofia, Bulgaria have a great future in Putin-mafias Russia not in the free and democratic west .

    Krassimir Ivandjiiski is the founder of the geopolitics of Bulgaria and Eastern Europe and a member of “Eurasia” movement. He was awarded several national and international prizes.

    -Power corrupts, but absolute power corrupts absolutely-and this is vividly and eloquently proved in Orwell’s short novel. “Animal Farm” is a simple fable of great symbolic value, and as Orwell himself explained: “it is the history of a revolution that went wrong”.

    The complaint describes a veritable rogues gallery of active participants in the scheme, including:

    • Scott Hintz, a convicted felon (bank fraud);

    • Daniel Ivandjiiski, who was barred for life from the securities industry for insider trading in 2008 and who now, using the pseudonym Tyler Durden, runs the webbiest (which is registered at this father’s PO Box in Ivandjiiski’s native Bulgaria);

    • Keith Dalrymple, a former securities analyst, whose last FINRA registered broker-dealer employer shut its doors after it was found to have violated rules “governing the content and disclosures required for equity research reports, during Dalrymple’s tenure there as director of research; and

    • Victoria Dalrymple, another Bulgarian native and Keith Dalrymple’s wife, business partner and coconspirator.

    Comment by Anders — March 5, 2012 @ 6:40 pm

  15. Mr. X, you do realize that the MF Global scam didn’t end on Oct. 31 but that it was a double scam pulled by the President, the Justice Dept., the CFTC and the SEC, don’t you?

    Comment by Matches Malone — March 5, 2012 @ 9:13 pm

  16. Hey, X-man. Is Lucy one of your sock puppets? If not, sounds like the woman of your dreams!

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — March 5, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

  17. You know my IP SWP, so um, no. But the fact that you endorse a very very fascistic (‘we’re watching you goldbug Commie plants, you’) Twitter feed speaks volumes.

    Comment by Mr. X — March 6, 2012 @ 2:14 pm

  18. But it’s par for the course with telling SOPA/NDAA critics they’re hysterical idiots for insisting NDAA applied to American citizens after it was ramrodded through in the dead of New Year’s Eve (like so much patriotic legislation, no?), bitching occasionally about the TSA but maintaining utter silence about the bills in your own state legislature to actually stop the groping, and all assorted other bootlickery towards the bloated National Security State/Homeland Apparat.

    And oh yes, staying quite silent about the ongoing purge of counter-establishment voices from mainstream outlets like MSNBC, Faux, et al and the Koch bros. pressure on Cato (two guesses as to what you think the result will be per Cato’s views on foreign policy…I can see longtime NATO critics like Ted Galen Carpenter fired quite easily as a result).

    It’s not about ideology in the end, it’s about control. And The Man has you so busy worrying about the Kremlins and one little financial blog that’s rubbed you the wrong way, you ignore that the Constitution is being shredded.

    Anders, anybody can sue anybody in the US of A. You better bring some harder evidence than a collection of innuendo and coincidences.

    Comment by Mr. X — March 6, 2012 @ 2:50 pm

  19. Oh yeah and isn’t it funny/ironic how after denouncing the Anonymous collective, it turns out at least one cell leader was working for the FBI all along, even when his cell hacked a USG client private security firm?
    But people like Alex Jones who say much of the hacks are actually false flags are all tin foil hat wearing nutbags. No?

    How’s that song go…Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress “get it oooooooooooonnnnnn…”

    Comment by Mr. X — March 6, 2012 @ 2:58 pm

  20. Thanks for the info, Anders! I knew there was a connection to the commies. One could smell it from afar. Hoho-Haha.

    Comment by voroBey — March 6, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

  21. @voroBey. Did you see my original ZH post in November? I give some more background on Krassimir Ivanjiiski. Clearly a former Bulgarian intelligence operative.

    The ProfessorComment by The Professor — March 6, 2012 @ 5:05 pm

  22. Background on Krassimir Ivanjiiski. Clearly a former Bulgarian intelligence operative. And now a member of the Alex Jones -Russia Today loony right wing CONSPIRASY NWO .

    In a dream, Vladimir Putin sees the ghost of Joseph Stalin and asks for his advice on running the country. “Round up and shoot the opposition, and then repaint the Kremlin walls blue,” Stalin says. “Why blue?” Putin asks. “Very good,” Stalin replies, “I knew you wouldn’t ask about the first part.”

    — Russian joke from 2000

    Comment by Anders — March 7, 2012 @ 1:55 am

  23. I have been banned posting comments from ZH. I am positive I wasn’t banned by ZH. Someone did not like my posts. mberry8870

    Comment by Michael Berry — June 11, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

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