Bag’s Take-Away:
As a play on  JP Morgan Chase advertising slogans: “Chase what matters, then turn your back on it or — TA DA – (this needs no addendum): “The right relationship is everything.” 
The  Senate Banking Committee fawned over Jamie Dimon yesterday and it looks like it went exactly as Dimon planned.
A great visual “screw you.”
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(credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP caption:  JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the U.S., arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee, about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades and whether its executives failed to properly manage those risks.)
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As a play on JP Morgan Chase advertising slogans: “Chase what matters, then turn your back on it or — TA DA – (this needs no addendum): “The right relationship is everything.”

The Senate Banking Committee fawned over Jamie Dimon yesterday and it looks like it went exactly as Dimon planned.

A great visual “screw you.”

via The Sacramento Bee

(credit: Haraz N. Ghanbari/AP caption: JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, head of the largest bank in the U.S., arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 13, 2012, before the Senate Banking Committee, about how his company recently lost more than $2 billion on risky trades and whether its executives failed to properly manage those risks.)

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Why is Wonderboy looking down on this Bloomberg cover? Maybe looking for the share price of Facebook? It fell 13% yesterday.
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Why is Wonderboy looking down on this Bloomberg cover? Maybe looking for the share price of Facebook? It fell 13% yesterday.

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Whenever I find myself coming close to bringing down the world economy, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.
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(credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg News caption:  Days after disclosing a $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase, the bank’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, said that “we made a terrible, egregious mistake.” “There’s almost no excuse for it,” Mr. Dimon said about the loss, which stemmed from a soured bet on credit derivatives made by the bank’s chief investment office in London.)
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Whenever I find myself coming close to bringing down the world economy, the hairs on the back of my neck stand up.

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(credit: Jin Lee/Bloomberg News caption: Days after disclosing a $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase, the bank’s chief executive, Jamie Dimon, said that “we made a terrible, egregious mistake.” “There’s almost no excuse for it,” Mr. Dimon said about the loss, which stemmed from a soured bet on credit derivatives made by the bank’s chief investment office in London.)

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Part of the impunity of Wall Street firms has to do with how stealth they are — how they can operate like individuals in the eye of the conservative Supreme Court justices and the expected Republican nominee but otherwise lack a public face. With the news of the massive derivative loss by JPMorganChase, one apparently still mounting, this AP photo tries to capture both problems, the anonymity and the loss.
Monolithic in scale (playing off the tiny figure, citizens or shareholders but a speck), there is also a Darth Vadar-ish quality to the picture, the darkness compounded by the black skin of the building and the man.
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(photo: Seth Wenig/AP caption: A man talks on a phone in front of the Chase logo at JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. U.S. House Republican Rep. Shelly Moore Capito, chairman of the House Financial Services subcommittee, on Wednesday said that the $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase raises critical questions about how banks control their risks. But Republican lawmakers rejected calls from Democrats for stricter oversight of Wall Street. )
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Part of the impunity of Wall Street firms has to do with how stealth they are — how they can operate like individuals in the eye of the conservative Supreme Court justices and the expected Republican nominee but otherwise lack a public face. With the news of the massive derivative loss by JPMorganChase, one apparently still mounting, this AP photo tries to capture both problems, the anonymity and the loss.

Monolithic in scale (playing off the tiny figure, citizens or shareholders but a speck), there is also a Darth Vadar-ish quality to the picture, the darkness compounded by the black skin of the building and the man.

» See full post and extended pics (Further Wall Street Bloodletting: Photographers Give JPMorgan Chase) at The Bag. «

(photo: Seth Wenig/AP caption: A man talks on a phone in front of the Chase logo at JPMorgan Chase headquarters in New York, Wednesday, May 16, 2012. U.S. House Republican Rep. Shelly Moore Capito, chairman of the House Financial Services subcommittee, on Wednesday said that the $2 billion trading loss at JPMorgan Chase raises critical questions about how banks control their risks. But Republican lawmakers rejected calls from Democrats for stricter oversight of Wall Street. )

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Glad to see The New York Times is manning the Yearbook Desk!

Oddly, The Times ran three separate articles today, each with high school photos. The trip down memory lane included: Michael Bloomberg, alleged Afghan civilian killer Sgt. Robert Bales, and rouge retiring Goldman Sachs exec Greg Smith.

Top Photo:via The New York Times, New York Region, Middle Photo:via The New York Times, Bottom Photo: via The New York Times Weekly Business Photos

(photo credits: Top PhotoEvan McGlinn/The New York Times caption: A 1960 graduate of Medford High School, Michael R. Bloomberg was described as “argumentative” in his yearbook’s class dictionary. He captained the debate team and slide rule club, and briefly worked as a “home room dues agent.” A bright, intense young man, Mr. Bloomberg was a middling but ambitious student, bored by his high school classes and dreaming of a career in New York City. Middle Photo Ty William Wright/The New York Times caption: Staff Sgt. Robert Bales graduated from Norwood High School in Ohio in 1991. He was described as a busy, popular student and played on the school’s football team. Bottom Photo King David Schools Foundation, via Reuters caption: A former Goldman Sachs banker, Greg Smith, left, in a picture from a 1996 school magazine. Mr. Smith resigned from Goldman Sachs on Wednesday in a public letter that harshly criticized the company’s culture.)

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 Tell me the White House isn’t thrilled to be looking this threatened. Thank you, Occupy!
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Tell me the White House isn’t thrilled to be looking this threatened. Thank you, Occupy!

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The emasculation of Wall Street? I don’t believe it for a second. Rather, the gratuitous snap “taking it in the shorts” feels more like New York Mag… 
1. over-empathizing with the 1%-ers and those luxury goods advertisers. (Is there a shoe and suit credit on an inside page, btw?)
2. showing some Businessweek penis/ private part envy — prime examples here and below:

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The emasculation of Wall Street? I don’t believe it for a second. Rather, the gratuitous snap “taking it in the shorts” feels more like New York Mag…

1. over-empathizing with the 1%-ers and those luxury goods advertisers. (Is there a shoe and suit credit on an inside page, btw?)

2. showing some Businessweek penis/ private part envy — prime examples here and below:

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Babel Realty. How perfect is that?

Slideshow
: Occupy Movement Organizes Day Of Action Against Foreclosures In Multiple Cities (Zimbio).

(photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: Community activists and over two hundred members of the Occupy Wall Street movement rally around a forclosed home during a march in the impoverished community of East New York to draw attention to foreclosed homes in the community on December 6, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The group said they would occupy a home and would hand the property over to a homeless family. In what organizers are describing as a “new frontier” for the movement, thousands of other Occupy Wall street protesters around the country participated in similar actions.)
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Babel Realty. How perfect is that?

Slideshow : Occupy Movement Organizes Day Of Action Against Foreclosures In Multiple Cities (Zimbio).

(photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images caption: Community activists and over two hundred members of the Occupy Wall Street movement rally around a forclosed home during a march in the impoverished community of East New York to draw attention to foreclosed homes in the community on December 6, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The group said they would occupy a home and would hand the property over to a homeless family. In what organizers are describing as a “new frontier” for the movement, thousands of other Occupy Wall street protesters around the country participated in similar actions.)

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Tags #mortgage crisis    #banks    #Mortgage meltdown    #Wall Street    #Occupy    #OWS    #OccupyHome    #D6    #Spencer Platt    #Getty Images   

Bag’s Take-Away:

Smartest “protest poster/political+economics-op-ed” I’ve seen in some time (even if he wasn’t sandwiched between 2 suits, and also situated like the church caller). 


(photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP caption: A participant in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrates as finance workers try to get to work around Wall Street, in New York, September 19, 2011. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the street to protest against the US capitalist system.)
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Smartest “protest poster/political+economics-op-ed” I’ve seen in some time (even if he wasn’t sandwiched between 2 suits, and also situated like the church caller).

(photo: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP caption: A participant in the Occupy Wall Street demonstrates as finance workers try to get to work around Wall Street, in New York, September 19, 2011. Hundreds of demonstrators took to the street to protest against the US capitalist system.)

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Tags #protest    #Wall Street    #media    #photojournalism    #politics    #economy    #demonstrations    #globalization    #Twitter   

Bag’s Take-Away:

When it comes to protest signs, first I’ve seen this… #hashtag #InterestingHashtag #flashmob? #occupywallstreet
from: Wall Street Protest Begins, With Demonstrators Blocked (NYT/City Room)

(photo: Robert Stolarik for The New York Times caption: Protestors gathered in lower Manhattan for what they called a Day of Action Against Global Capital.)
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When it comes to protest signs, first I’ve seen this… #hashtag #InterestingHashtag #flashmob? #occupywallstreet

from: Wall Street Protest Begins, With Demonstrators Blocked (NYT/City Room)

(photo: Robert Stolarik for The New York Times caption: Protestors gathered in lower Manhattan for what they called a Day of Action Against Global Capital.)

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Tags #protest    #Wall Street    #media    #photojournalism    #politics    #economy    #NewYorkTimes    #demonstrations    #globalization    #flashmob    #hashtags    #Twitter