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+100 Very. Sell the EUR short; right now.
I went short euro at $1.44, sold that last week@ $1.40 and I am ready to go in again!
But I would have made more if I simply went long gold...
This time gold may stay steady for a week or so, tough.
I think George Constanza is running the market, seriously!
That was the best Jerrry!.. THE BEST !!!
Rock Rock Rock the boat, slowly down the waterfall...
This all is Novacain for the soul.
sd as belgian, you should be a happy man today
Today it rained again over here...
I have 2 kids running like they're on speed around the house who really need to go out and play...
My wife is all stressed out because of it, so chances are I ain't getting any tonight.
Best summer ever... it hasn't stopped raining for weeks now.
I just had to go on vacation when the weather over here was like all heatwave and come back when it started raining...
I'm going nuts over here and by this time around tomorrow, I'm out of beer and the shops will be closed because of the national Holiday.
The most funny thing was watching our King yell to everybody on television about our government and that we all have to get along or our economy will go down the shitters. WHERE HAS THIS GUY BEEN FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS?!
And then something about democracy which I didn't fully understand COMMING FROM A KING WHO WAS NOT DEMOCRATICLY ELECTED AND WHO'S ONLY KING BECAUSE HIS MOM FUCKED THE RIGHT GUY!
But hey, I bet they'll have beer at the fireworks tomorrow.
is it correct that he has a bastard daughter
I was visualizing Benny Hill there for a second running around and prostrating himself before a king like on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
I guess you just drank all your beer to he?
I'm European... over here, not everybody is 400 pounds overweight.
SD, NO BEER? Poor Planning makes for Pissless Performance...
I had 2 friends coming over who drunk my supply... I didn't really count on that.
I've never been in the army... I guess it's there that you learn how to cope with problems like that...
Bad logistics can cripple even the best armies.
Another line in the book of life lessons I guess.
My sincerest sympathies.
A Belgian without beer. The world is truly coming apart. Hang on, SD!
Raining here too.
Ask me about that democracy thing - never voted for the Euro, was never asked if I want to give up that Deutsche Mark, never asked to bailout anyone, never asked to vote for any of these clowns in Brussels - listen, things aren't sunny here as well. Low income Germans lost a staggering 23 % of their income since 2000. There is only one group in Germany - the well earning group that benefited since 2000 (so just >10 % of the population).
I look around and all I see here in my country - more closed shops, more closed public baths, more closed kindergartens, schools - sure, we don't need them. Oh, we don't have any debt at all...
Ever heard of that agreement in Germany - where West Germany sends money over to former East Germany - to rebuild it? Soli - as in solidarity? How did that turn out?
I give you a hint: Things in Western Germany got worse since then - West German cities are on the brink of bankruptcy, while some Eastern munis just payed off all their debt (with the money of that soli of course). Look, I am not saying everything went good for East Germans - it was hard time for them too...
Now I am in this union. Hey, I am not an enemy of the European idea - but do I think the EU is the best we can accomplish in Europe? Nope. It's not.
I do not want to rebuild Greece as they say now in every German newspaper - do you know what kind of words they use?
Hey, what happened? Did we invade Greece again? I might have missed the part.
Because I didn't see those http://weltkrieg2.de/Waffen/Kampfflugzeuge/Bomber/deutsche/Junkers-Ju-87... over Athens?
Why aren't we honest - just declare that there is no German nation anymore - no Austria, no France, no Greece, no Belgium - they ceased to exist - just the United States of Europe (you may like another name for it)
Or we go the opposite route - back to where everything was before the Euro - which according to some German analysts would mean the end of the European idea / union / culture - whatsoever - the end of everything else...
Just imagine, Sudden - dream with me - we might have a good chance to win that Soccer world cup...
sorry for the rant part - hey I've nothing against those Greek people, nothing against any other nationalities...it just pisses me off...you know - the last decade - for a normal German it was a lost one - no investment at all, closing everything we liked or had (trying to solve our debt issues), losing income, more tax, our society breaking more and more apart, getting ridiculed for that manufacturing (and our business elite are busy to ship that part to China too - they always tried to copy their American cousins)...
And now they want to switch off the lights on the Belgian highways...
That's pretty dangerous with all the potholes. Nearly killed me once when I hit one with the front wheel of my old bike.
I think I get their plan: They're shit scared of the bond market, and now do a funny dance to distract from the issue of their huge mistake, while they hope the repugnidemocraps in the new world finish their drama play. Because they really expected summer 2011 to be like summer 2010. Pissmonkeys.
What irks me the most (FWIW) is that they destroyed a perfectly good idea.Eliminate bank tariffs, enable trade, let nations grow towards each other slowly (or not, if it doesn't work out)
But noooo, they had to corrupt everything and everyone they dealt with and wreck free capitalism in the process. Reward hollow promises with wads of community cash. Try to build empire on sneaky small print in treaties with the purpose of replacing Constitutions with a pieces of crap. Open backdoors to destructive forces that no one really wants here. Fuck them and everything they stand for. If tomorrow they mess it up, or pretend and then in 2 months fuck up, that means conflict. I'm not going to let them do a fucking TARP on us.
Rain here too. I welcomed it, working in a room with hot equipment. The birds seemed to like it. Got my M2000 NATO issue Gasmask in the mail today. The attire of modern man.
Hey, at least it's not black rain.
"If tomorrow they mess it up, or pretend and then in 2 months fuck up, that means conflict. I'm not going to let them do a fucking TARP on us."
I am with you.
I always liked the European idea.And I somehow still do. Peace and cooperation and so on.
Except for the fact that the political technocratic elite is just too keen to fuck everybody in the ass. But what's the alternative? Back to backward nation states?
Democracy is failing, in EU and US. So what are we going to do about it?
Yes, you still have plenty of time to restock on beer, fer godsake man!
goddam if belgian beer aint the best in the world
Always been partial to German beer myself, but Belgian definitely doesn't suck.
agreed...Reinheitsgebot...fine pilsners, etc...depends on my mood but 14% abv belgians warm my blood im also keen on good ipas we're getting our brewing shit together here in the states finally
+1 Belgian beer...very crisp. I like Canadian beer, but only in Canada. The States waters down the imports, but they make some good brew in hockeyland.
My boyfriend introduced me to Hoegaarden.
If you haven't tried it, I seriously recommend.
Since I'm Belgian, too, I have to jump into the discussion.
Try Hoegaarden Grand Cru. That's the stuff.
(been drinking that mainly when I was 16-17 though).
Does the King speak Flemish, or Walloon? Don't you have a neighborhood pub?
You seem, to have found your Pub? 1.45 How does it feel to sit in your personal (OVAL OFFICE ?)
Can't believe that market believes it. Insane. Even if it works, it is about a month before we are back to the bailout table?
In 2 decades from now, we'll all make jokes about this.
with you around i haven't found myself ever waiting.
will it be a big joke when oil is priced in Euro's ?
This is Euro freegold transpiring right before our eyes.
Its all about the rally bitchez!!!! waaaahooooo PAR-TAY!!!!!
Let's pretend saving Greece say 99 times and I am confident everyone will feel the warm and cosy wealth effect.
Beatleguese beatleguese.... I am NOT saying it the third time
er, i thought Italy was the problem now, or is that fixed? or is it next weeks problem? or was it never a problem?
This 'world economy' is just one steaming pile of the worst kind of stinking s**t.
Italy can't be the problem yet, too big and skittish to handle for profit now.
Germany and France reached a "joint position"? WTF does that even mean? They are smoking a spliff?
the proper "joint position" is to the left
Puff, Puff, Pass... Bogart..
We wuz gonna bail out Greece, but then we got high.
We wuz gonna bail out Greece, but then we got high.
Markets freaking up about Spain in 1...2...3...
It's all clownage ... Now back to Godzilla, Rodan, Mothra ...
The Greek bailout has been priced in so many times surely the entire debt is paid off by now.
They might even be running a surplus by now :)
48 hrs before the chaos erupts, low volume bulltrap. There will be no bailout for Greece time-warp redux. Germany and France (particularly France) have lost the plot, trying to push out rating agency influence in a bizarre old Europe communist asset cartel supporting thang. The attempt is managing a full default without calling it a default...The EZ is a mess. Germany should know better that socialist asset supporting conjobs collapse re: East Germany.
Gotta love those French CDS's widen...
I am guessing that no one from Greece was in the room.
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