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I heard a funny story from Jonathan Johnson…

Posted by Chris Jones
On October 29th, 2011 at 01:32

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I heard a funny story from Jonathan Johnson and Patrick Byrne at today's company stand-up. Patrick was in San Francisco being deposed by attorneys for Goldman Sachs and was asked about his public statements and writings about corruption in the U.S. financial system. The lawyers finally got to Patrick's letter to the editors in response to the Wall Street Journal editorial "Do Nudists Run Wall Street?" in which Patrick wrote, "I also think that if this nation ever grasps how its savings have been looted through this mechanism, a few million Americans are going to show up at the corner of Wall and Broad with pitchforks and nooses." ( http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114558723216732121.html )

As if on cue, while waiting for Patrick's response, a bullhorn sounded from 24 floors below the posh law office: the San Francisco wing of the Occupy Wall Street movement was on the march. Jonathan told the lawyers, "Your jury pool has arrived."

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