910,000 Mizuho Transactions, Including Salary Payments, Remain Unprocessed

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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:53 | 1071387 Boilermaker
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How are people supposed to buy REIT equity without their salaries???

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:53 | 1071388 bob_dabolina
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:55 | 1071396 sodbuster
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Do I detect just a bit of sarcasm??


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:56 | 1071397 LRC Fan
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As long as the bankers get paid what's the problem? 

And yep...this was clearly priced in yesterday when the Dow ran up 161.    Fucking joke of a market.  CNBC hasn't even reported on the radiation reaching Calif yet, they had a guest on who basically said no need to worry, radiation won't reach the US.  Or if it does, it won't be a high level.  Or if it is, we have Obamacare.  If not, we'll just print a few trillion and make the problem go away

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:06 | 1071445 Ethics Gradient
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Imagine what will happen when TV tells the masses that 'Radiation from Fukushima reaches America'?

Now that I come to think about it, probably not a lot more that a few billion misinformed Tweets and panic on Facebook.

edit: Oh yeah. And the gun buying. And stockpiling. OK, I'll shut up.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:52 | 1071659 serotonindumptruck
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Watching the scramble to secure KI tablets over the past few days convinced me that Americans are just one mass panic away from empty store shelves.

When the collapse arrives, it will be quick.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 12:07 | 1071743 Rodent Freikorps
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Pay cash. Have one stash the authorities can "find" and the one you plan to survive on.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:07 | 1071449 Cdad
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I does not sound as though you love Big Brother. 

Do you love Big Brother?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 12:13 | 1071765 Rodent Freikorps
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I don't. I will not comply. I expect a short life.

The star that shines twice as brightly, shines half as long.

Yes I know in reality it is one fourth, but I like the quote anyway.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 12:20 | 1071806 Buckaroo Banzai
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"And you have shown so very, very brightly, Roy..."

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 12:40 | 1071846 Rodent Freikorps
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It is a matter of perspective. Getting old fills me with more horror than finding out what comes next.

I wish I could claim a more noble standard. The Gods I have decided to follow don't judge you on how you lived, but how well you die.




Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:57 | 1071398 pendragon
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mizuho is a truly shite organisation. their poaching of calyon's subprime rmbs team at the top of the market is the stuff of legend

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:57 | 1071404 buzzsaw99
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funny how "computer problems" always happen in a crisis. we are going to have to go back to the mattresses.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:37 | 1071595 NumberNone
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Maybe it was a bad idea to store the computer systems in the same building as Reactor #3?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 13:06 | 1072003 EvlTheCat
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:58 | 1071405 TexDenim
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This is par for the course. It could be much worse. Judging by the ES, no one here is very worried about Japan any more.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:57 | 1071408 Oh regional Indian
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Supply chain troubles abound.

Yep, can't make sure money gets to people, but sure as hell will make sure 30 FRIGGIN TRILLION YEN get to the banks and assorted financial asswipes and index supporting shennanigans.

Truly a screwed up world. Anyone watch that French Guy's video from Tokyo? 





Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:02 | 1071433 buzzsaw99
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save the billionaires.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:14 | 1071480 Oh regional Indian
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Fri, 03/18/2011 - 10:59 | 1071413 Dagny Taggart
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Maybe it will all clear up when the interyention kicks in? 

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:01 | 1071428 lazysunday
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Yesterday I blew out my investment accounts, it was sort of like going cold turkey with cigs. I am getting some cold shakes but they keep getting shorter and less fierce after reading articles like this.


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:04 | 1071436 MakeMineADouble
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U.S. military blocks websites to help Japan recovery efforts



Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:11 | 1071471 -Michelle-
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I keep seeing this get posted.  The military is not blocking public access to those sites.  They're blocking them from being accessed on the military network so the bandwith can be freed up.

It's the military's network; they can do what they want with it.  If they don't want the DoD streaming Pandora right now, that's their business.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:04 | 1071438 gwar5
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This is nuts. Run on Japanese banks is next.

When it becomes widely known people can't get their money it will cause a banking tsunami.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:04 | 1071441 Everybodys All ...
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Global ponzi ...

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:11 | 1071463 SheepDog-One
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Beats expectations of 910,200...priceless!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:12 | 1071470 Cursive
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Hmm. May have to manufacture a total power grid blackout on Monday to avoid honoring these transactions. Maybe the attempt to restart Fukushima will be the blackout catalyst.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:12 | 1071472 NumberNone
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There is no computer malfunction.  All monies were moved to Swiss and Caymen bank accounts in anticipation that all of Japan would be glow in the dark by now. 

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:12 | 1071474 MikeyKid
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Seriously... doesn't anyone here work in IT? These guys can't keep a nuclear plant running after an earthquake/tsunami, but we expect even less resilient bank systems to operate?

The infrastructure is a complete mess. It's plain simple incompetence and I suspect the IT guys are running around like a bunch of clowns... DR strategy? What's that?!

At least they get to recover the bank systems without DYING. Just gonna take a while. =/


Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:14 | 1071481 -Michelle-
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It's bullish because there will be pent-up demand.  As soon as those checks clear, the recipients will all be racing to the stores.  Or the airports.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:14 | 1071486 passive_lurker
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You don't understand.  This is all being done for your benefit.  We know that you hate what we do but you need us.  You want us standing on that thin blue line between anarchy and civil society.  Because once you cross over, our (meaning the elite) way of life changes.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:23 | 1071526 bob_dabolina
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Could have something to do with



Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:30 | 1071573 tahoebumsmith
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Just another reason for Wall St. to ralley. Forget about the fact we still may have a major catastrophe unfolding in Japan, rising tensions in the Middle East, and life for middle class Americans in free fall. I guess nobody noticed some of the other grim statistics this week like the lowest housing starts in history, first time unemployment claims still at 390,000, foreclosures back up to record levels, people more the 2 months behind on mortgages at record levels, unrest all over the US as battles continue between Unions and cash strapped States, the spackel and paint used to cover up the PIGGS crisis is starting to crack and all the other great news that either just doesn't get reported anymore or gets buried on some back page of the MSM. This crisis has made it very clear that the only thing that matters across the globe is to keep the financial ponzi scheme alive at any cost. While Japan is begging for humanitarian aid from other countries, they are injecting $600 billion into their markets to keep their debt ridden ponzi alive, meanwhile their citizens are left cold and hungry barely getting the basic essentials to survive. At this point nothing matters anymore as the taste of QE meat has turned any rational thinking person into a blood hungry carnivore. Now that the only thing that matters is QE or market manipulation, it is very obvious how vulnerable the world has become. With nuclear disasters, tsumamis, earthquakes, floods, wars, riots and everything else not affecting the markets, you should prepare yourself for the ultimate disaster. When the dollar crashes hard and the prop under this house of cards gets taken away and the only thing that matters any longer suddenly has no means to continue, the devastation it will cause to the WORLD will far out way any disaster we have been faced with thus far.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 11:37 | 1071590 sagerxx
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+1.  TPTB have jumped the shark.  Hang on.  Big shakes just ahead.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 12:48 | 1071932 Boilermaker
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Is Mizuho a retail bank?

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 22:24 | 1074253 Coldfire
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Retail and wholesale. And by "assets," Mizuho is one of the top insolvent banks in Japan.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 13:03 | 1071995 poor fella
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The computers tried to front-run the paychecks before an intern saw the error. It was decided that allowing the error to go forward could 'possibly' lead to legal trouble, so the original paychecks are being printed. The NYT and the Fed both put in bids and once the decision is made, it should take approximately 7.3 seconds to complete.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 22:26 | 1074244 Coldfire
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Of course it's a computer falmunction. Why else would a reputable bank like Mizuho massively and simultaneously fail to honour nearly a million of its obligations? But when they re-open (if they re-open) it might be a good idea to pull everything out all at once, just in case.

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