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  • noun Plural form of arsonist.


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  • Federal Attorney-General, Robert McClelland, supported Kevin Rudd in calling the arsonists “mass murderers”.

    "Mass Murderers" To Pay

  • His target is hedge funds, which he calls "arsonists" and which, he claims, used credit default swaps - a form of tradeable insurance contract against the risk that a bond issuer defaults - to bet against Greek bonds and the Government's solvency.

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  • The "arsonists" are to be found everywhere in our investment community (a better term would be juvenile delinquent gang) and they are profiting mightily: pension funds make hefty premiums from selling CDS, investment banks make fat profits by "making markets" (e.g. Greek CDS commonly have 20 bp bid-offer spreads) and by attacking bonds directly, hedge funds make a quick buck by buying and selling CDS.

    Between the Hedges

  • Imagine there are thousands of "arsonists" taking out billions of dollars worth of insurance on your $350,000 dollar home, knowing full well they will reap obscene profits when subsidiary servicers pour on incendiary practices and light the fire.

    Village Voice - The most recent 10 stories

  • And that evaluation, conducted in accordance with current scientific knowledge about fire, arguably has huge implications for some probably-innocent convicted "arsonists" now sitting in prison.

    Grits for Breakfast

  • Many people are using the term "arsonists" as a loose metaphor for people who share the blame for the current financial crisis.

    Angry Bear

  • "arsonists," in reality guilty innocents who were ruthlessly murdered in cold blood.

    Raw Story

  • Temperance halls were set ablaze, sometimes by lone arsonists but often by volunteer Irish “fire companies.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • During this time, arsonists set fire to several black homes, and Italian shop owners on the Near West Side began refusing to serve African American customers.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • One month after the school strike, ten African Americans died in a Near West Side apartment building set ablaze by arsonists.

    A Renegade History of the United States


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