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That's the total amount of money rumored to be injected by the BOJ in order to keep the Nikkei going for a whopping 4 days. According to PTI the BOJ has offered to add an additional ¥13.8 trillion today, to go with the tens of trillions already noted previously on Zero Hedge. If proven true, this would bring the total taxpayer backstop injected in just 4 days to $700 billion dollars! This whole exercise to keep the bank holiday away is starting to be just a little expensive to Joe Peasant.

From PTI:

The Bank of Japan has offered an additional 13.8 trillion yen (some USD 170 billion) to money markets, bringing to 55.6 trillion yen the total emergency funds made available by it to protect the nation's banking system from the negative impact of Friday's massive earthquake.

Japanese authorities admitted that the unusual step to drop water from twin-rotor CH-47 helicopters to cool overheating pool containing spent fuel rods would not resolve the multifarious problems confronting them. These rods are still radioactive and as dangerous as the rods inside the reactors.

"It's not so simple that everything will be resolved by pouring in water. What we are trying to do is to avert other problems, said Edano.

India's top diplomat in Tokyo said all Indian nationals in Japan are safe and that efforts are underway to facilitate the return of those wishing to leave the quake-ravaged region.

A group of Indians stranded in Sendai, one of the worst- affected in the quake and the devastating tsunami, have been moved to Tokyo, Indian Ambassador Alok Prasad said.

He said the Indian mission has set up a 24-hour helpline and has been giving regular updates on its website.

Reflecting the mounting international concerns, France has asked its nationals in Tokyo to leave the country or move south.


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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:02 | 1062719 max2205
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ATM's not working doesn't help

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:13 | 1062798 Boilermaker
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Yea, people's ability to access 'walkin around money' for impulse purchases...that's the issue right now.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:24 | 1062891 LowProfile
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Yeah, like when they get the "impulse" to buy toilet paper.  Idiot.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:29 | 1062902 Boilermaker
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Yea, like that's not included in humanitarian aid you shit-for-brains.  I seriously fucking doubt anyone in distress is worried about being able to PAY for basic necessities.

Jesus F. Christ...this place is just loaded with mega-stooopid jackoffs now.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:43 | 1062989 tmosley
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I guess you've never been in a disaster zone.  What kind of idiot relies 100% on reflief aid?  There is ALWAYS material for sale, even when all the aid has dried up, or is otherwise unavailable.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:52 | 1063040 Boilermaker
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Yea, sure, I can see people haggling over the price of a roll of fucking toilet paper during a disaster of this scale.  Get a fucking grip.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:00 | 1063086 LowProfile
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I know it's difficult to admit you're wrong, but suck it up.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:01 | 1063089 Vampyroteuthis ...
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I am still not feeling the love here.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:04 | 1063090 Boilermaker
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Hey honey, should we try to find shelter?  I would baby, but, fuck, all I have is this $100 and nobody can make change cause the ATMs are out.  Wish I could get some 20's.  Oh well, we'll just die in this first world country.  It's a shame.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:28 | 1063321 edwardscpa
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I don't get the argument.  Money is very durable - just ...use it... as Bernanke intended, and wash it off.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:43 | 1063782 Tad Ghostal
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You sir are clearly a troll.  An obnoxious, thread-hijacking, beat a dead horse with my obtuse nonsense troll.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:19 | 1063940 prophet
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You make a marvelous addition to that crew.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:18 | 1062828 B9K9
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At this point, whatever amount the BOJ prints/injects is really immaterial. If you guys haven't figured it out yet, this is what is going to happen:

  • The government is going to fall;
  • Debt service is going to be 'temporarily suspended' (read: permanently defaulted);
  • Oldsters are going to be cut-off - not turned out, but support payments will be "temporarily suspended" (read: permanently cancelled);
  • All foreign assets (um, that would be Ts) will be redeemed in order to garner critical capital resources.

Japan is completely fucked - like the way they & Germany were post-WWII fucked. Now, it's not to say it's impossible to recover - it's just that all the jive talk & happy face shit has got to go. When the defeated Axis powers admitted reality and got down to business, it took around 30 years to experience the full effects of recovery.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:26 | 1062907 TeamAmerica
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Not 30 years (that would be 1975; Japan & Germany were booming by then) but the important point is those recoveries were primed by massive US support.  No way that can happen again, and I seriously doubt that China will be extending a helping hand to the Japanese either.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:35 | 1062953 traderjoe
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To all of this I agree. I wonder a bit if they will go down in a fit of printing or simply capitulate. That's one of the things that you and I disagree about - I think Ben and Co will print to infinity and beyond...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 06:47 | 1065766 kita27
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what?, proper fucked?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 20:00 | 1064091 SWRichmond
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Sorry to scab off of your early post.

"If proven true, this would bring the total taxpayer backstop injected in just 4 days to $700 billion dollars"

The Japanese government is willing to shit $700 Billion to prop up the goddamned markets for a few days, but cannot provide whatever vital resources are needed to a nuke site that's in the deep shit?  And now they have a catastrophe in progress that's worse than a market meltdown?  Thank god they shit money to protect the goddamned banks.

Give me 5 days, $700 Billion and a goddamned telephone and watch me shit some diesel generators, switchgear, diesel driven fire pumps, cables, and a whole fucking army of technicians and support staff and equipment.

But, we saved the banks.  Fucking morons.

Do you guys get it now?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:05 | 1062723 camaro68ss
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Ben must be over there showing them how things are done

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:09 | 1062774 DonnieD
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Hopefully Fukushima is next on his itinerary. He can show TEPCO how to fix the the spent fuel rods.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:28 | 1062875 Sancho Ponzi
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Shima means island, so fukushima=


George Carlin, bless his soul, would have a field day with this.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:54 | 1063048 aheady
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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:12 | 1062801 jus_lite_reading
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Its true. AP reported it today. $700 BIL is ... nothing! Costs nothing to print these days. Ask BEN, he knows.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:55 | 1063055 Alienated Serf
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ARE LIABILITIES CREATED BY THIS Printing?  Or is it just pure printing from nothing?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:04 | 1062724 ZeroPower
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$700Bn in 4 days makes QE2 look like child's play.

Oh well, at least now the Bernank has all the more reason to try and outdo the neighbours to the West.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:16 | 1062818 bob_dabolina
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Ben and Paul got 700 billion on 24 hours notice.

Carte Blanche

...and that was just so bankers didn't have to trade their Ferraris in for BMWs

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:22 | 1063950 prophet
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When people need dollars we open swap lines, when people need yen does BOJ open swap lines.  Is the fed involved in this $7000B?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:03 | 1062725 SDRII
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how much is roll off vs. new injections?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:05 | 1062726 TruthInSunshine
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The Bernank & William Dudley say "pikers."

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:04 | 1062727 jkruffin
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Was that Brian Sack's 7 million share SPY sell at 126.80?  Sure seems like an important trade to me. I think this market is going to open max down tomorrow.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:12 | 1062808 Boilermaker
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LOL, oh my young grass hopper.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:56 | 1063065 tekhneek
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Yep... definitely down... "max" down even.


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:23 | 1063956 prophet
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If I recall correctly, last time ES futures went lock limit down going into the opening we got a huge upside move that day.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:04 | 1062733 Id fight Gandhi
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Guess they have to sell US assets. D'oh!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:06 | 1062751 homersimpson
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But I'm still going long EWV..

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:10 | 1062773 jkruffin
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On another note, SSO cut loose a bit over 400k also, that is definitely a sign of more pain coming for the ponzi.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:06 | 1063119 TruthInSunshine
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I hope the U.S. has some Greek Islands to sell.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:05 | 1062736 weenus
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gold and silver, bitchezzzzzzzzzz

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:06 | 1062738 Shock and Aweful
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This whole thing is fucking ridiculous....

And shows just how fragile, insolvent and unsustainable the world's entire financial superstructure is.

Ben will have to top this shit...can't have the Japanese showing us Americans how to piss away money now can we?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:05 | 1062741 Bill Lumbergh
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I wonder if $700B could cover the rebuild cost of all the tsunami damage...unbelievable.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:09 | 1062760 sodbuster
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I was just thinking the same thing!! And oh- em, yeah, I'm gonna need you to go ahead and come in to work this Sat. OK?


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:11 | 1062788 EscapeKey
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Couldn't they ship some of those Dubai slaves over, it's not as if they're busy in the UAE anyway.

/Not that I agree with slavery.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:24 | 1062834 malikai
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Once they get to $1.0T, they will have exhausted the equivalent value of their USD FXR.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:28 | 1062915 EscapeKey
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They passed that point already.

In the event they were to sell off their treasuries in volume, the drop would be precipituous.

No doubt sleazebag Geithner already had emergency meetings with the Japanese treason secretary equivalent. Emergency, as in the American emergency (Dollar collapse), not Japanese (minor nuclear cataclysmic disaster).

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:42 | 1062982 Sancho Ponzi
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Japan will follow Ireland and create yen out of thin air with a few one-sided accounting entries. No liquidity? No problem.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:55 | 1063060 Alienated Serf
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that is the question i keep asking.  is all this printing creating liabilities???

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:34 | 1063363 edwardscpa
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Is the Treasury's deficit spending creating real liabilities if the Fed is the ultimately exchanging notes for the the obligations the Treasury issued?  Or are they just diluting the value of the outstanding debt/notes?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:42 | 1064024 dark pools of soros
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the tsunami moved your desk...  to the other side of the city...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:07 | 1062742 cswjr
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"It's not so simple that everything will be resolved by pouring in water. What we are trying to do is to avert other problems," said Edano.

Lol, kick that radioactive can a little further, would ya?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:06 | 1062745 Internet Tough Guy
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Have they tried dropping yen directly in the smoking reactor hole?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:10 | 1062781 Debtless
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They should consider airlifting 85 Broad Street, New York and plugging that fucker up with GS headquarters. I'd pay a bit more in one-time-taxes to see that happen.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:48 | 1063018 Richard Head
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That would be neat, but you wouldn't catch any GS guys with such a maneuver.  They're downtown.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:16 | 1062830 Shock and Aweful
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hahaha  - Now that is funny shit.

If you could see the picture that this put into my head...


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:54 | 1063049 Lets_Eat_Ben
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+1 yes! hahaha. Let's try dumping helicopter loads of yen into the reactor.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:10 | 1062747 ThirdCoastSurfer
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Get it to about $750 and every one in Japan can begin paying it off for just $100 a month for 5 years at current JPY 5 year interest rates. 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:07 | 1062748 TruthInSunshine
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Radiation levels soaring across Japan.


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:10 | 1062771 Out9922
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I thought they had that under control

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:15 | 1062816 snakebrain
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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:26 | 1062892 SilverRhino
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Source please??

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:21 | 1063178 TruthInSunshine
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Guys, ladies - I will post something soon with specificity.

Here is a targetmap that is excellent - look at the red areas (high concentrations) and then the 'under survey' areas. I feel strongly about what they're holding back:

There's some serious bullshit being spewed right now by Japan's Government, and it's a cruel joke if my thesis is correct.

I will put this quote out there for right now, and let you surmise and you're free to agree or disagree with me about what I am seeing here: 

Japan: US nuclear reg chief says radiation levels "extremely high"

The chief of the U.N. nuclear agency, the IAEA, referred to the situation in Japan today as "very serious." Yukiya Amano said he planned to leave for Tokyo within a day.


Asked if events were out of control, he answered: "It is difficult to say."

His announcement in part appeared prompted by growing unease among the agency's 35 board member nations who have complained that information coming from Japan on the rapidly evolving nuclear disaster is too slow and lacking in detail.

Amano himself displayed some frustration with the information reaching his emergency operations team at IAEA headquarters in Vienna.

"There's a constant flow of information, but there are certainly grounds for improvement," he told reporters. He said that he planned to brief board members on what he learned as soon as possible after his return.


Fearing worst, countries & cos begin evacuation from Japan


France on Wednesday became the first country to sound the alarm, saying Japan was losing control of the situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and there was no reason for optimism. As multinational corporations readied evacuation plans and China and India began special flights to bring back nationals who wished to return, France forcefully urged its nationals in Tokyo to leave the country or head to southern Japan to escape risk of radiation.


And this:

The Meltdown Approacheth? The Atlantic - ‎14 minutes ago‎

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:21 | 1063250 EscapeKey
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he answered: "It is difficult to say

aka "yes".

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:08 | 1062752 hambone
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This is where those with finite money get swamped by those with infinite "money" creation magic.  Suddenly "money" is a joke.  Hyperinflation on the way?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:08 | 1062753 Jason T
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In 1980, Nelson Bunker Hunt said "A billion dollars isn't what it used to be."

He's 85 now... I wonder what he thinks about the trillions getting tossed around.  Goodness.


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:47 | 1064043 dark pools of soros
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he's probably out in the woods chopping up some trees....  money is a scam

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:09 | 1062763 AldoHux_IV
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The BOJ is going the same way of the fed as is the same way of the dodo bird: extinct.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:09 | 1062766 Debtless
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What a fucking utter and total sham this entire financial system has devolved into.

I'm tapping out before it gets ugly again.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:08 | 1062767 monkeyfaction
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What does it say about the dollar if the Japanese can create and dump 56 trillion yen into the market and still have their currency rise?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:12 | 1062800 Debtless
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it says goodbye safe-haven-dollar...but you won't hear that on CNBS for certain.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:14 | 1062812 Catullus
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It says carry trade unwind.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:06 | 1063116 Vampyroteuthis ...
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The Yen will then crash when the unwind is done.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:49 | 1064054 dark pools of soros
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radioactive cat bounce

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:32 | 1062933 EscapeKey
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It says everyone significant is in on the scam.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:10 | 1062768 dryam
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Hmmm.....nearing the amount of their UST holdings.  If you save for a rainy day and then it rains, isn't it time to use some of that savings?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:14 | 1063930 Spitzer
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No, this is keynesianism

They look at the economy in a lineir way, to them, the economy is  a train you have to keep on the tracks. There was a few pieces of track missing ahead, now its fixed.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:11 | 1062777 Miles Kendig
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Hard times.  Hard choices.  The fluffy world of illusion premised "moderation" has been demolished.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:11 | 1062779 kaiten
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Wow, $700 bn. Should ECB print this amount all eurozone problems are over.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:11 | 1062780 Catullus
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The fed needs to sell bonds and contract the money supply. You need to have the dollar appreciate to prevent a complete carry unwind. You're not going to get this done with BOJ interventions. If they don't, just expect a continued sell off in everything owned by the Japanese. You can buy yourself another 3 years of reserve currency status if you contract now.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:10 | 1062782 Bansters-in-my-...
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So pretty soon you are talking real money.

Theres so many zeros in that number,it looks like a row of tires at a tire shop.


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:12 | 1062783 Boilermaker
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It's seriously some SICK FUCKING SHIT to divert the money to EQUITIES instead of to the people.  I mean, you have to be one seriously ghoulish mother fucker to try to prop up a stock market or even worry about that right now.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:14 | 1062820 Misean
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Since when would a bankster give a F about people?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:30 | 1062924 Boilermaker
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Well, in theory, the BOJ is a national...oh fuck it, they are scum sucking shitheads...I really agree.  It's fucking deplorable.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:31 | 1062936 EscapeKey
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They did back in 1789.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:12 | 1062786 TruthInSunshine
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20:39 16 MAR 2011

(AGI) Washington - USA: "lethal doses" of radiations are leaking out from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. Gregory Jaczko, who chairs the US Nuclear Regulatory Committee, launched the alarm. "It would be very difficult for the local workers to approach the reactors", he added. "The radioactivity doses could very soon turn out to be lethal". . .

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:18 | 1063937 Spitzer
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thats bullshit.

It is only leathal if you touch it or eat it

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:11 | 1062796 truont
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the total taxpayer backstop injected in just 4 days to $700 billion dollars! This whole exercise to keep the bank holiday away is starting to be just a little expensive to Joe Peasant.

The Japanese, the lucky ones who manage to avoid radiation poisoning, will regret putting so much trust in their government.

First in trusting that they should "stay indoors" and not "breathe the air" if they are just outside the evacuation zone of 14-miles.

Then in trusting the yen as a store of value.  Fiat currency is never a long-term store of value.  Now, fiat currency is not even a short-term store of value.


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:14 | 1062805 MrTrader
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This site is degrading into a carnival barker meeting point. Lots of hot air and lots of unsubstantial wishy washy reports. WTF cares how much JPY has been offered by BOJ, if 4 reactors are about to cause havoc?????

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:18 | 1062843 Boilermaker
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Because the BOJ should be SELLING assets like hell to try to build a war chest for reconstruction and aid to the citizens and NOT BUYING and bailing out the stock market.

Is that clear?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:26 | 1062905 aheady
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No, MrTrader... I'd say your bold type and numerous question marks have done it.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:30 | 1062927 SilverRhino
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Because the Bank of Japan just completely FUCKED over the Japanese people to prop up an equities market that will be DEAD in a week to let insiders get their money out and into other safe havens (my opinion)


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:39 | 1062969 Boilermaker
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Yes, yes, yes...but, you have to ask yourself...Do the little people actually count?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:52 | 1064076 dark pools of soros
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because these days the amount of government printing is the only truth you can get..  all their talk are lies...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:14 | 1062806 barliman
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$ 175,000,000,000/day ...

.. and the truth is still out there

Had the box muted while Cramer was talking about the "postponed rebuilding opportunity" (yep, that's why I muted it) and noticed how much he exaggerates his arm movements and it reminded me of my childhood and ...

... wait for it ...


Maybe a renegade tattoo artist could permanently apply the clown make-up under a "full disclosure" concept?

NHK has spent the last 4 hours building their story line for the day (yea, I've worked campaigns)

"All is well"


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:13 | 1062813 Brian
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...useless and unnecessary.  Doesn't everyone know that the stock market is *SUPPOSED* to fall when you have a massive set of catastrophic events???

Keeping the markets floating and rising is unnatural and undermines confidence.  


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:06 | 1063552 NotApplicable
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Heresy! The markets can never, ever be allowed to go down! </sarc>

Funny how people forget the thereputic value of pain, immaturely thinking that instead, it is to be ignored in hopes that what is causing it won't be noticed.

I tell people the same thing about depression. When things are truly fucked, you should be depressed. Especially when it is driven by the mental mis-alignment known as cognitive dissonance. The only alternatives are to go nova, and have a nervous breakdown, attack the false beliefs that brought about the crisis in the first place, or go numb until you can't ignore it any longer.

Sure, the best course is to attack the false beliefs, but until one is able to, going numb is the natural way to cope.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:55 | 1064081 dark pools of soros
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Ponzi Prozac Nation

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:13 | 1062814 wandstrasse
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Just on Spiegel: 'Die Anlage ist Schrott - ob die da noch Leute verheizen oder nicht', sagte der Präsident der deutschen Gesellschaft für Strahlenschutz, Sebastian Pflugbeil, dem Nachrichtensender n-tv

google translated: The plant is scrap - whether the people burn there or not, ' said the President of the German Society for Radiation Protection, Sebastian Pflugbeil, the news channel n-tv

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:55 | 1063059 mick
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Gotta love a straight talking German.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:13 | 1062815 economessed
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That money will evaporate faster than the steam off the fuel rods.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:16 | 1062829 Gordon Freeman
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Here we go, Rose...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:20 | 1062854 buzzsaw99
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Why don't they just announce stock prices in the morning like the catch of the day on the menu?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:21 | 1062860 John Law Lives
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Is this massive monetary injection in Japan being done to prevent derivatives from tripping all around the world?

I wonder when the great R-E-S-E-T button will be pressed.


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:37 | 1062954 SilverRhino
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>>I wonder when the great R-E-S-E-T button will be pressed.

About a week

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 19:21 | 1063952 Spitzer
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Good call Johnny Law


Thats the most lgical explanation

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:20 | 1062861 -Michelle-
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Cherenkov blue swans are flying...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:24 | 1062876 sulfur
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japan must have the fastest laser printers in the world...benocide must be jealous

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:26 | 1062908 jkruffin
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Remember, Chernobyl ruined Russia and they have never recovered......

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:09 | 1063590 NotApplicable
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Don't you mean oligarchs who ruined Russia? The same oligarchs who have made Russia one of the top oil and gold producers in the world?

Chernobyl is just what they blame it on.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:34 | 1062945 ziggy59
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that 700  billion keeps popping up..I wonder wazzup

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:12 | 1063602 NotApplicable
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It was a number that Hank Paulson thought looked good for public, so hey, better not let it go to waste. Big enough to look serious, while small enough to keep the people from going, "OMG, WTF?"

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:45 | 1063012 youngman
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and gold and silver did nothing today...this is getting sureal.....economics is not working right now...I think I am really going to get trashed tomorrow on St patrick´s Day....and try to forget about it...a little head in the sand

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 16:57 | 1063072 Sutton
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It would be easier for my head  if Japan did a reverse split on the Yen.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:00 | 1063082 Eireann go Brach
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Tis but the push of a button in Bama Bucks!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:13 | 1063170 Sheriff Douchen...
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It might help the masses TD if you termed it in more easy to understand figures, as in how many ipad 2's that could buy.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:23 | 1063258 TruthInSunshine
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Japan map of Japan Radiation Maximum by Prefecture by Do,Ken,To,Fu
  • I just think everyone in Japan should be given the truth. I don't know how to quantify that, but I am confident it's something other than what the Japanese Government is claiming.
Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:46 | 1063438 PeterB
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Nikkei looks like it will take out recent lows. Is there no humanity left in this world. I can't believe institutions can prey on the misfortunate like this.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 18:21 | 1063651 FreedomGuy
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I would like to see what the average income in Japan is in yen then compare to their current debt plus the new crisis/stimulus/QE money they are doing. Hard to convert their numbers into anything meaningful. Then I would wonder what the average tax paying citizen thinks. I know they are already over 200% GDP in debt before this crisis.

The next thing is if Ben Bernanke will support the yen with dollars by buying up yen or a currency swap with Japan or even continuing to run the dollar down. Most commodities are priced in dollars so a weak yen should make it harder to rebuild and borrow.

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