Vampire Squid


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Vampire Squid

A derogatory slang term for Goldman Sachs. The term denotes the outsized influence that current and former Goldman executives had on (especially American) finance and government before and during the late 2000s recession.
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3 BLAME for the Greek euro crisis can be pinned on Goldman Sachs, the giant predator of international capitalism dubbed the Vampire Squid.
This leftovers lifestyle helped Hoving make sense of surprises he and colleagues found in 43 preserved female vampire squid specimens.
I suspect I will no longer be around if and when HS2 is finally up and running, but I'd bet the main beneficiary will overwhelmingly be London, the vampire squid for British government resources, and that Liverpool will suffer another let down.
But it turns out that instead of sucking on fish blood, the vampire squid makes a modest living feeding on bits of dead marine life and other effluvia that floats down to the lower depths of the sea.
Large-scale models of a diverse array of deep-sea creatures bring to life dramatic interactions between bioluminescent predators and prey, including a vampire squid that waves bioluminescent arm tips to confuse its attacker long enough for it to get away.
Whether Smith's gripes about the veracity of what he says he witnessed at Goldman Sachs - an organisation that Rolling Stone magazine curiously described as "a vampire squid wrapped round the face of humanity" - are actually true is probably not that important.
It is also a fresh PR disaster for Goldman - previously described by Rolling Stone magazine as "a great vampire squid wrapped round the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money".
The actions began yesterday morning with a "squid fry" outside the offices of Goldman Sachs at 555 California, a reference to Rolling Stone contrib Matt Taibbi's description of Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity.
With the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, it became not uncommon to read critiques of the big financial houses as operating a form of "zombie capitalism," while Rolling Stone writer Matt Taibbi was spurred to describe the investment bank Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.
Mr Blankfein notoriously said last year the bank was "doing God's work", but Rolling Stone magazine took a different view, describing the bank as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money".
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): A video footage has revealed that the vampire squid can turn itself "inside out" to avoid predators.
lt;p>VAMPIRE SQUID The advent of the credit crunch has meant that the travails of the famously low-key investment bank, which was founded by Marcus Goldman in 1869 in New York, have turned it into a household name and it has been lampooned by everyone from Matthew Rittberg, a corporate lawyer turned stand-up comedian (in a Goodfellas movie spoof) and prime time chat show 'Saturday Night Live', to hip rock and roll magazine Rolling Stone which called it a "great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money.