Greek Ministry of Finance Is Now Burning

Tyler Durden's picture

Update: It appears the blaze has been put out for now.

All in a day's work for a country whose people have to carry the fat kleptofascists on their backs. Next up: all other institutional buildings. And yes, this is starting to look like May 6. In the meantime, this should be good for another 100 pips in the EURUSD.

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qussl3's picture

The AUD says that its just a figment of your imagination.

Ahmeexnal's picture



Oil is having a stiffy too!

malikai's picture

The whole bloody commodities complex is on a rampage today. 

Fish Gone Bad's picture

It is hard to believe that the Greeks can't even burn down a building correctly.

AldoHux_IV's picture

Think the algos are programmed to go the other way when there is violence: go bullish.

Dr Zaius's picture

The algos are long riot gear...

Ahmeexnal's picture

Greek finance ministry burning: Silver up 80cts.

GPap caught by a lynch mob and burnt to a crisp: Silver up 8 bucks.

metastar's picture

The poeple have spoken.

augie's picture

unfortunately it's all greek to the bankers. 

TruthInSunshine's picture

Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan have each insured this property, naming themselves (and some members of the Federal Reserve) as beneficiaries, for 25x its value.

They also have CDS with AIG, which will now require AIG to provide a taxpayer extracted and large lump sum payment to Lloyd & Jamie.

(Rumor has it that Jamie and Lloyd were just in that building the other day on official 'business,' and that they both disappeared for a 30 minutes or so...hmmm)

dracos_ghost's picture

Yeah, they better "pull it" like they did WTC7

bernorange's picture

The fire was localized in the records storage room.  Surprisingly, only certain filing cabinets were destroyed and unrecoverable.  More as the story develops...  /sarcasm

Sabibaby's picture

I'm sure the banksters will understand Greek when the ropes are around their necks!

White.Star.Line's picture

Does this give "fire sale" a new meaning? Careful burning all those public buildings, it will reduce "austerity prices" when they come for the keys.

redpill's picture

The roof

The roof

The roof is on fire....

I think we all know the rest.

Reptil's picture

They're not really their own buildings now, are they?

White.Star.Line's picture

YES, they own their public buildings like those in the US own the trees in "their" National Forests.

krispkritter's picture

Oh goody, I'm going to go hug one right now!

White.Star.Line's picture

I am a proud tree-hugger.

I grew up in the desert and realize their true value.....

foofoojin's picture

one of my best friends is a finacial advisors. last night under clam winds his hundred year old oak tree in his front yard simply fell over. I told him it was an omen.  he didnt think that was funny. also, no one was hurt by the tree fall.

Hephasteus's picture

100 years is a baby for an oak tree. Their normal cycle is 300 years growing 300 dying.

That IS an omen.

Everybodys All American's picture

This is what happens when the leaders refuse to listen to the people. What a mess.

Sabibaby's picture

If the leaders were smart they would make retirement 28!

Those leaders are such dummyheads, they're mean too. Nobody and I mean NOBODY should have to work until their 55. It should be a free ride from 28 to as long as you live and free Ouzo for everyone!


Rynak's picture

STFU and educate yourself before spewing myths.

(Hint: The average retirement age for the greeks is....... 61. And anyways.... in an ideal world people should actually be able to retire whenever they want, as long as they are satisfied with getting back exactly what they put in.)



PY-129-20's picture

Who cares anyway? Germany is in need of high skilled workers and we need the young Greek generation. They will leave their country out of desperation and move to (North) European countries like Holland, Sweden, Germany and so forth. Having said that, I don't think they will like that. In case of Germany they won't earn much more (maybe a +400 EUR).

Greek people are already one of the biggest migrant groups in Germany and although people here are tired of the Greek drama show, they will welcome skilled people that want to work.

LudwigVon's picture

getting back


Getting back what? Put in what? Huh?

People retire when they want and have what they have. Period. Get gov't out of this decision and money "management" ie: business of theft.

Mae Kadoodie's picture

Instant Karma's gonna get you..

101 years and counting's picture

forgive me if i'm wrong, but didnt stocks open down on may 6 and stay down around 250 points (DOW) for a few hours before "it" happened?


qussl3's picture

Yup we should close about 500 pts up today with the EUR at 1.47, AUD 1.1 and CHF at 0.78.

Party on!

Cdad's picture

Well, the sell orders filled my screens on that dumb ass lift in the Euro just I am going to have to respectfully disagree with your conclusion.

The very fact that the S&P has traveled as far as it has in the last 2.3 sessions, and on zero volume again, is most of what you need to know.  But specifically, that breach of 1.44 on the EUR/USD brought out the red side of the book.


Global Hunter's picture!!!  Does this help or hinder them going forward implementing the austerity plan they just passed?  Links please, thank you for the great work on pretty much every topic you publish on, I'm envious (except the global hunter themes //sarc on).

Dr Zaius's picture

Definitely it will help. Think of it as the Greek version of "cas for clunkers". Nothing spurs GDP like destroying capital and having to replace it with borrowed money.

Timmay's picture

Not to worry, when the Government starts killing its' own citizens Obama will send in the drones......

augie's picture

IMO, he already has. 


EDIT* i'm sorry, did i just see an advertisement for "greek singles" on ZH? Lol no wonder no one ever takes me seriously when i point them to this site, first Limbaugh, then beck, now this. I think it's time to start being selective towards the company ZH keeps. 

SheepDog-One's picture

Hey those young Greek ladies are under severe austerity and need love too!

augie's picture

The greek men certainly aren't going to do it. 

NotApplicable's picture


The company who keeps? Ummm... augie? Those are Google ads, which are served up based upon your location and interests.

All I ever see are ads for the one local bank that is trying to take over the local mobile banking market. I see those everywhere I go online.

augie's picture

hahaha So what am i looking at that would suggest i am interested in single greek women? Googles algo's would be a great party game. I guess i should be thankful i didn't get a suggestion for something crazier huh? lol

SlipStitchPass's picture

 Or it may suggest that you look at too much porn.

augie's picture

it's not "watching porn" it's job training, i'm trying to get an internship at the SEC. Besides it beats having to talk to chicks my own age and risk being infected with the apathy of youth. I'm very defensive when it comes to my aversion for social interaction.



ReallySparky's picture

You forget infowars as well.  At first I noticed a huge difference in the crowd and was put off by that, however upon contemplation, don't we really want to wake more people up?  So therefore, all should be welcome, it is our job to educate them and provide links to other sites and reading material.  Lord knows this site and it's followers have educated me beyond words.  I have been here since the days of blog.  Welcome all soak this up and learn all you can from the rest.  Welcome, welcome, welcome.  Please choose to donate to keep the site alive.  Perhaps if more freeloaders donated, Tyler could turn off the google ads.

augie's picture

I must have been too busy looking at porn to see this post at first. I dont want Tyler to turn off the ads, i just want ZH to remain untainted by the feces throwing in the media circus. 

Cdad's picture

Man, if there was just a synthetic way to get long burning buildings in Athens, I would be up huge today.

Okay, since the call has worked out so far, I'm doubling down.  Long flames on the exterior of the parliament building against short the Greek REIT ETF.

Isn't fascism great?

qussl3's picture

When do we start betting on lamposts and manila?