The atmosphere at disgraced financial giant Goldman Sachs seems rather grim this holiday season. In a curious Bloomberg dispatch, Alice Schroeder reports, "senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms
and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank." Goldman hasn't called her back but NYPD confirms that some of the bankers have pistol permits. Also, Goldman has instructed its employees not only to forego company parties at the office, but also at their homes
; apparently the Goldmanites were in the habit of gathering in private residences for the holidays, but must now content themselves at home parties with their other friends, if they have any. And on Saturday pieces of glass fell out of the Goldman Sachs Tower
on West Street. The cause is still under investigation, but the hand of God is suspected.