Osama Bin Laden and the stock market

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I hope everybody is familar with the report out last week about Osama picking Wall Street as a target. I can't find it now (haven't really tried) but it brings me to this question.

What if we(the U.S.) make it through the rollover mostly unharmed (some disruptions but no big deal if you don't live in the area) and we are in that area around Jan. 3-10 where no noticable computer problems are happening(they are we just are unaware). What if at this point Osama pulled an Oklahoma City on Wall street.

How would THAT play out?

-- David Lee Roth (Diver Down@Van Halen.ou812), October 10, 1999


I have heard several different takes on this.

One is that it is foolish to make an attack when the defenders will be on their highest alert, ie at the rollover. However, those that would make this kind of attack want to do it when it pleases them most, in order to make their point. You know, at the beginning of the new millennium.

The other take is that it would be far wiser to do it when defenses are down, like at Thanksgiving.

Personally, I think the odds are good that some kind of attack will be made and it will be made later rather than sooner. The kookaboos are not really worried about potential defenses as much as they are about making their point when and where they think is most appropriate.

Paul Milne "If you live within 5 miles of a 7-11, you're toast"

-- PaulMilne (fedinfo@halifax.com), October 10, 1999.


"How would THAT play out?"

Hmmm.... let's see.

A majority of investors would begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

Gamblers Anonymous would be booked to the rafters.

Some investors will try to win the money out of their childrens' piggy banks by challenging them to a game of marbles.

Many businesses will be forced to actually do something productive in order to pay their bills.

A group of crazed corporate CEO's will overrun the Social Security Administration and commandeer the computer system to trade stocks.

Sound about right?!!

(P.S. Rock on Dave!! You were always better than Hagar or anybody else.)

-- @ (@@@.@), October 10, 1999.

How would /could they resume trading?

Thanks @ it really makes me feel good on the inside whenever somebody says something like that.

Have you seen Jr.s grades?

-- David Lee Roth (Diver Down@Van Halen.ou812), October 10, 1999.

"How would /could they resume trading?"

Believe me, like a junkie finds heroin, they will find a way.

"Have you seen Jr.s grades?"

Yeah, I have, and they ain't lookin too damn good. See what the damn Yuppies are doin' to our Generation X? They got nothin' to hope for.

(P.S. I'm hot for teacher)

-- @ (@@@.@), October 10, 1999.

So Dave, you gonna sit tight, lean that seat back...

or are you headin' to Panama?

Myself, I wish they were all California Girls!!!

-- Billy-Boy (Rakkasn@yahoo.com), October 10, 1999.

Aint no stopping now!!

No really I can't see how "they" could pull it back quick enough to avoid anything less than a 10.Sure I may hold some stock certificats but what do we do now? All the online traders and brokerage houses how do they all of a sudden get to communicating with a new Wall Street? I mean I can't even comprehend all that must go perfectly just for Wall Street to continue. How could "they" pull it all back together?

-- David Lee Roth (Diver Down@Van Halen.ou812), October 10, 1999.

Probably wouldn't be too good, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. A lotta the data on Wall Street is probably also stored elsewhere. In- person trading is just not as important as it used to be. But again, that's just my wild-ass guess.

By the way, I thought you were always a much better showman than Hagar. Sure Hagar could play rhythm guitar live, but he just weighs too much to play the audience like you do. I hope Eddie & Al aren't still angry with you. You know those guitarists: always jelous of the singer grabbing the spotlight...

-- coprolith (coprolith@fakemail.com), October 10, 1999.

Coprolith well I do indeed feel honored you have graced my thread with your comments.

Yeah I hope "they" have some kind of back up to the whole kit and kaboodle cause I really think this is something we may see. If they could pull it together quick enough that would be a real "buying" opprutunity huh?

I was fortunate enough a while back to get with them and have a Jam. Man it was cooool. Felt so good. But they have all changed and I have too and I think its best left at that! But I can't help but believe that with me in the band Van Halen would be THE dominat force of Rock.

David Lee Roth "Hell there's not even a 7-11 in my state!"

About Sammy- Yeah it was always pretty hard for him to do a front or back flip. I don't think I ever saw him do it. I'm afraid my partying is what got "the guys" perturbed with me. They just can't seem to get over the *sins of our youth*. Know what I mean?

-- David Lee Roth (Diver Down@Van Halen.ou812), October 10, 1999.

Hey David Lee, If your the "real deal" (which I doudt), I am the #1 V.H. fan. I can think of a few simple questions that if you can't answer, puts your handle in doubt. Let's start out with something simple. The album 0u812 was going to be released with another name, but the band decided to change the name. Can you tell me what that name was?

-- Inquisitator (...@...), October 10, 1999.


OU812 was released after David Lee Roth was booted from Van Halen. Even if this is him (which I highly doubt), he probably wouldn't know the answer to your inquisition.

-- Nabi (nabi7@yahoo.com), October 10, 1999.

Sammy "I can't drive 55" Hagar had already assumed my roll in the band by the time ou812 was released. I always thought that was a cool name.

Now dumb ass what year did I leave the band?

-- David Lee Roth (Diver Down@Van Halen.ou812), October 10, 1999.

I had a talk with a schoolteacher about a year ago. I told him about my plans to start a stock-trading business and how Wall Street may be history past January 1, 2000.

He mentioned someplace where they kept records of stockholders underground in case of nuclear war. The idea was if New York got nuked they would still have records of who owned what.

-- Stanley Lucas (StanleyLucas@WebTv.net), October 10, 1999.

"Dumbass". At least I'm not the one using a celebrities name, wishing I were him.

-- Inquisitator (...@...), October 10, 1999.

The Red Rocker writes better, plays better and SINGS better.

His last two solo CDs are WAY above the VH crap.

-- Dan G (thepcguru@hotmail.com), October 10, 1999.

Hey Roth! You're small potatoes!

-- Jimi Hendrix (PurpleHaze@ElectricLadyLand.com), October 10, 1999.

I like the David Lee Roth thread. ou812 was after he left, AND, it meant you ate a er, um, ah, private part too!

Aint too far off on that one am I DLR?

Also, I think the amphetimines are causeing an effect that is fun to view, but is harmful to having working relationships with anybody. The pep is fun but there is frying going on. PEP boys miss that effect because the amphetimines are always driving them on in thier personality and they cant see from anothers view.

-- bburke (bill52@rocketmail.com), October 11, 1999.

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