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    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

ECB's Jurgen Stark: "The Casino Is Still Open"

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Wed, 01/19/2011 - 14:47 | 887727 TruthInSunshine
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The Bernank will get right on this issue...just as soon as he finishes his Beef Wellington at the Waldorf-Astoria and his lunch 'meeting' with Jamie Dimon.

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 14:47 | 887732 Sutton
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"As long as the music's playing, we're gonna keep dancing."

Chuck Prince

Citigroup CEO- Summer 2007

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 14:55 | 887741 TruthInSunshine
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"Never let a serious crisis go to waste."

-- motion by Rahm Emmanuel

Supported by George W. Bush, Barack 'Hope & Change' Obama, Ben 'B52' Bernanke, Hank 'the world will end tomorrow if I leave without a blank check from Congress' Paulson (waterboy for The Squid & House of Morgan), Timothy Geithner (lackey in training) and the hungry mouths in executive board rooms on Wall Street.

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:43 | 887881 Let them all fail
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Rahm is starting to sound like Milton Friedman

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 18:56 | 888653 theprofromdover
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"Fight the Power"

Chuck D

Citizen -Fall 19??

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 14:49 | 887739 youngman
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If your walking on thin ice....you might as well dance.....Chuckles the Clown

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:34 | 887865 LFMayor
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Wasn't Chuckles the "nom de clown" for Gacey?

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:42 | 887880 Mudflap
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"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution!"  Emma Goldman

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 16:50 | 888104 Sudden Debt
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Nice quote +10!

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 14:50 | 887742 NotApplicable
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How about the comped bar? Surely the free liquor is still flowing.

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 14:53 | 887746 plocequ1
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Hey now, Those big bad bankers cant do this. Denningers debt chart says so.

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:23 | 887829 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Bondzilla is right around the corner! Surely he's around the corner!  People are screaming as they come around the corner!  Surely Bondzilla follows!

Durrrrrrrrrrrrrr what's an anonymous billionaire?





Wed, 01/19/2011 - 14:53 | 887752 bob_dabolina
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I've never wanted to slit my wrists...and then there were these headlines.

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:02 | 887772 Hephasteus
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Don't use this for assisted suicide. Try Snooki. She'll hook ya up.


Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:39 | 887876 civilmanus1
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Funny. This ranks up there with american idol. Who buys shit like that?


Wed, 01/19/2011 - 14:56 | 887759 Salinger
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When i saw H/T london dude trader it reminded me of London Banker and I wondered what became of London Banker's blog (probably the best economic blogger out there)  Turns out he's back Blogging since December



Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:00 | 887766 erik
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dip buyers only have 2 hours left to get the party started.

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:13 | 887802 HelluvaEngineer
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No worries.  Harry sold another 10 velvet paintings and is in the process of putting in a market order for 1 share of AAPL.

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:29 | 887852 erik
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This has the feel of one of those days where we stay significantly red.  There may be a dip buy toward the very end of the day, but it won't make a dent in today's losses.  Tomorrow is another story entirely though.  If I had to guess, I'd say we'll close around 1286.

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:09 | 887795 topcallingtroll
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Cmon guys! More good quotes please!

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:47 | 887893 Bluntly Put
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Let them eat fake - Newly Appointed CZAR of the Ministry of Truth and Transparency.


Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:49 | 887896 Doeko
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He didn't say the market is a casino.

 (EU) ECB's Stark: The mentality among bankers has not changed; are still treating the markets like a casino- Notes US and UK deficit problems are worse than those of the Euro Zone. - Reiterates keeping rates low for too long carries a risk. - Must remove stumulative measures once an emergency has passed - Concerned about inflation in emerging markets. Sees no medium term inflation threat in the EMU; reiterates short term inflation in Europe is due to rise in energy prices. - Clarifies bond purchasing program, is a form of monetary policy and not a method of financing Governments

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 15:56 | 887919 sheeple
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when was it ever closed lol

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 16:07 | 887942 Rogerwilco
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Baloney -- casinos have rules and bums get tossed. Quit insulting casino operators.

Wed, 01/19/2011 - 16:52 | 888112 Sudden Debt
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Will Benny B. hit his shortcut to create another trillion to get the jukebox going for another song?

Thu, 01/20/2011 - 08:23 | 889497 ak_khanna
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The speculator­s who are in control of the markets are like termites that require wood to eat and thrive on. Here the wood is the savings and the margin money used for trading the markets. The simple way to destroy the speculator­s is to keep your money out of their reach.

The exchanges have been reduced to gambling dens whereby the more powerful traders with deep pockets move the markets to maximize their own profits at the expense of the remaining not so powerful players. The big boys have enormous money power to move the markets in the direction which results in maximum profits for themselves­. They effectivel­y use the media to lure the other players in the market to a position where they would incur maximum loss. It is similar to rounding up maximum sheep before shutting the doors of the slaughter house.


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