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IMF Says Ready To Continue Support For Greece

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And the EUR surges

From Market News:

Monetary Fund made it clear Thursday that financial support for Greece
is subject to completion of agreed upon economic reforms, and said a
"positive outcome" is expected at next week's Eurogroup meeting on
ensuring the aid program can be financed.

"We stand ready to continue
our support for Greece subject to adoption of the economic policy reforms agreed with the Greek authorities," Caroline Atkinson,
IMF director of External Relations, said in a statement.

is being made in the discussions to ensure the full financing of the
program, and we anticipate a positive outcome on this at the next
Eurogroup meeting," she said. nnHowever, she noted that, "Conclusion of
the pending program review remains subject to approval by the IMF's
Executive Board."

An IMF team visited Greece
to complete the latest review, but no date has been set as yet for the
executive board to consider the staff report and recommendations.

nThe IMF statement comes after EU's Economic and Monetary Affairs
Commissioner Olli Rehn earlier Thursday essentially
announced that the EU is now playing for time in efforts to ensure
continued Greek funding.

Rehn sought to downplay expectations for the
upcoming Eurogroup meeting on June 19-20, saying only that he was confident it would agree on disbursement of a E12 billion tranche from Greece's
current E110 billion bailout package.

But Rehn said a new bailout of
around E90 billion (depending whose estimates you choose to believe)
will not be decided until the following Eurogroup meeting on July 11. nn** Market News International Washington Bureau: 202-371-2121 **


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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:22 | 1374566 CPL
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In other News Greece could give a shit about the IMF.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:36 | 1374644 asdasmos
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Meanwhile in Canada they know how to protest..... (a hockey game)

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:42 | 1374683 ZeroPower
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Fucking socialist hippy low-lifes. Good thing theyre acting cute posing for fb photos, should lead to easy arrests by the VanPD. 

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:36 | 1374880 trav7777
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yes, white people should know better than to act like this

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:22 | 1374814 JR
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These people - the Fed, the IMF/World Bank/BIS/ FSB/Goldman/JPM – are making their own money around the world on the backs of the peoples around the world.  It is the biggest heist in mankind’s history - a massive transfer of wealth to self-proclaimed “world governors,” draining all economies to the point they will need “assistance” from these despots.

IOW, these self-appointed “global leaders” don’t use value to buy value. They meet to steal the value through inflation (making money out of thin air) and then use contrived and fraudulent “loans” agreed to by duplicitous shyster finance officials to artificially bankrupt the “people,” and then take their property through taxes and confiscation of public-owned properties.

Who are they?  Just a bunch of unelected, greedy, daring self-styled bankers filled with chutzpah whose value pipeline goes from the American people (and other industrialized nations) through the Fed to the IMF/World Bank.

When America’s so-called House of Representatives authorized the Fed in the “Monetary Act of 1980 to “monetize foreign debt,” i.e., to create money out of nothing  for the purpose of lending to foreign governments, the Fed became the central bank for the world.

Until then, it was permitted to make money only for the American government

In G.Edward Griffin’s words: “The international version of the game called Bailout is similar to the domestic version in that the overall objective is to have the taypayers cover the defaulted loans so that interest payments can continue going to the banks.” 

The goal:  “It is the conscious and deliberate evolution of the IMF/World Bank into a world central bank with the power to issue a world fiat currency.” And, ultimately of course, world governance.

Could Greece be their fly in the ointment?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:59 | 1374954 Rick64
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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:19 | 1374570 Bob
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Is this really a surprise?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:23 | 1374572 SheepDog-One
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Kick printing presses into newly added 7th gear! FLOOR IT!

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:20 | 1374574 slow_roast
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Wow, what a quick pump and fade...

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:26 | 1374593 Cognitive Dissonance
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As you get older.........what can you do?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:35 | 1374658 Cdad
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And exactly one algorithm, whose programmer is clearly on crack, listened.  Elsewhere, in the World of We're All Truly F'd Now...crickets.

It's too bad that Criminal Syndicate Wall Street bankers are not more literate...and familiar with The Boy Who Cried Wolf One Too Many Freakin' Times.  It is right at their reading level, and would help a grateful nation awaiting their very important learjet exodus.

I suspect this comment was designed to go hand in hand with the "China to save the day again" headline...providing a reason for PMs to be a plan to force more reallocation of funds in a way pleasing to Ben Bernanke, maker of the world's greatest wasteland.



Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:23 | 1374575 carbonmutant
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The bigger the riot the bigger the bailout...

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:25 | 1374588 Cognitive Dissonance
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It seems the Greeks should take notes from the Vancouver riots from last night. Now there were some pissed off people. A hockey fan scorned..........

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:31 | 1374608 SheepDog-One
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Yes, strip the people of their jobs, their wealth, their homes, their rights....meh.

Now lose a hockey game, and the people LOSE IT!!

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:29 | 1374613 sabra1
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does greece have a hockey team? and if so, why not?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:36 | 1374894 toothpicker
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+1 hahaha

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:32 | 1374628 carbonmutant
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This is the difference between a real mob and a "state sponsored street rally"...

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:57 | 1374741 Cognitive Dissonance
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Controlled (or pacified) opposition takes on many different forms.

Sort of like staked out "free speech zones" at planned protests. Here you go folks. This 300 square feet out of 25 square miles is designated as the place where you can speak your mind in public. And yes, we believe 300 square feet is being generous. 

If you disagree......well......what are you going to do about it?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:59 | 1374746 TruthInSunshine
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Bread & Circus isn't just for ancient, failing Rome, damnit.

p.s. Greek hockey fans bring octopus to the game for the tailgating.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:02 | 1374756 Cognitive Dissonance
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From the '1984' Newspeak glossary.

“prolefeed” (the steady stream of mindless entertainment to distract and occupy the masses)

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:20 | 1374576 Gandalf6900
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Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:20 | 1374577 the not so migh...
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problem fix, all gone

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:24 | 1374579 qussl3
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Cue Ireland asking for an interest rate cut in 3... 2... 1

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:21 | 1374581 dwdollar
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Rally on.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:25 | 1374585 rubearish10
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Quick, get me some Xanax. Never mind, are there still any Qualudes around?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:25 | 1374586 SheepDog-One
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All world bankruptcies EASILY solved just by printing more piles of fiat currency! Why the hell didnt someone think of this before and save us all these centuries of troubles?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:25 | 1374587 lolmao500
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Greek PM says new Greek loan from EU and IMF will be huge... as in hugely rapist of the greek people.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:28 | 1374607 Gandalf6900
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DSK new Greek PM????

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:40 | 1374668 lolmao500
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Good one. With the politicians they have, the greek people are screwed. They need to hang some bankers and some politicians first.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:00 | 1374753 SheepDog-One
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Nothing will change and the daily raping of the people will continue until bankers are swinging from ropes. End of story.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:28 | 1374627 SheepDog-One
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All is well in Greece, not so much for the US taxpayer again however....once again, bend over.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:52 | 1374926 topcallingtroll
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You know you like it that way.
Dont even pretend!

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:49 | 1374932 topcallingtroll
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You know you like it that way.
Dont even pretend!

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:22 | 1374589 lizzy36
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Isn't the issue now whether or not Greece stands ready to support the IMF?

I love that now all one has to do is whisper Lehman 2.0 and hundreds of billions will flow their way.

Sort of like how trillions were spent on two off balance sheet wars by whispering 9/11.

There are no negative outcomes anymore, merely soft patches ahead of bailouts.


Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:27 | 1374603 Cognitive Dissonance
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Everything truly has become transitory since nothing lasts more than a few months or a year at most.

Here comes Recovery 3.0

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:32 | 1374626 taraxias
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There are no negative outcomes anymore, merely soft patches ahead of bailouts.


lizzy, you post some of the most brilliant stuff posted on here

huge hat tip from me girl

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:26 | 1374592 firstdivision
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  • Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:26 | 1374594 10kby2k
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    Kick-eth the can.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:24 | 1374596 mynhair
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    Get with it.  Greece is contained.


    For the next 40 minutes, at least.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:29 | 1374616 SheepDog-One
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    Yes all is well for another half hour or so until Greece comes out with their own wire comments saying 'not so fast'.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:39 | 1374650 Bob
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    The "negotiations" are being done through the media.  If the Greeks continue to fill the streets, "investors" will blink.  They have no acceptable alternative.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:40 | 1374667 EscapeKey
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    Greek containment is transitory.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:23 | 1374597 TheFantasticMonkey
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    Well, when you can't find your way out, I guess the thing to do is to find a way deeper in.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:24 | 1374600 youngandhealthy
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    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:24 | 1374601 SDRII
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    GS says drive the market into the ground buy the bonds back at pennies and problem solved...see that was easy ft alphaville

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:28 | 1374606 Dick Darlington
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    Like the plutocrats ever see "negative outcome" on their little experiments. They set up "tough" conditions in return for their "help" but they never keep those. Greece is the prime example. They are behind all of the targets which were supposed to be filled in order to get more "help". Not to mention the EU's involvement which is outright illegal.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:25 | 1374611 taraxias
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    Greece rescue announcement number 3478-A

    3478-B coming soon from the ECB

    3479 to follow from the EU


    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:25 | 1374612 falak pema
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    Who will run the show is the real question to ask : The people or the Oligarchy?

    The answer lies in that. As Greece is small , the Oligarchy will win. But the pain will be such that if there is contagion to other EU countries it could become pandemic. THAT would scare the shits out of the Oligarchy. As it would the resulting gridlock that would bring down their house of cards.

    The IMF hopes and prays the greek menace can be contained. With a bucket of USD.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:26 | 1374614 AbandonShip
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    Seems like Greece has IMF by the balls.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:26 | 1374619 Dr. Engali
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    Man we have the dumbest mother fuckers in the world running everything. How does this happen?

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:33 | 1374620 TruthInSunshine
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    Bernanke:  Jean-Claude, we seriously need to get some lift - anything - in our equity markets prior to tommorrow. Can you or the IMF float some news to get the EUR up and dollar down? Between you and me, Obama's left 80 voice mails for me, since he doesn't want equities to tank, while Jamie & Lloyd are pushing for the opposite.

    Trichet: Let me make some calls, Ben.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:33 | 1374646 SheepDog-One
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    Cool, so all is well and absolutely no need for QE3.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 13:00 | 1374956 TruthInSunshine
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    Depends on the day and whether Fraud Street bonuses are self-sustaining, dog.

    I do know your statement was born out of rhetoric.

    I would only add that the QE forever trade seems like an extremely crowded one, and those typically end up woefully underperforming ultimately.

    But I do not have a crystal ball, and things like government PonziFiatskiNomics do weigh on the situation.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:32 | 1374621 ebworthen
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    The Oprah effect.

    Maybe this will be her new gig - IMF spokesperson flashing that smile "Greece if fine - just like me" (smile); then seen at the Acropolis promoting tourism (during days without molotov cocktails and tear gas).


    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:37 | 1374647 subqtaneous
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    Look under your chairs . . . it's Yanni's latest CD

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:26 | 1374622 Gandalf6900
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    I wish I could hear some of the inside jokes of these plutokrats..." they must think we are all a bunch of idiots, it has seriously become too easy for them now.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:31 | 1374624 oogs66
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    Fade this rally. It is only so the eu and banks can organize the haircuts people have to take

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:33 | 1374629 SheepDog-One
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    'IMF support for Greece' = 'bend over, americans'.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:34 | 1374634 Raymond Reason
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    Just so we know, would the IMF please show exactly what Greece's balance sheet / P&L would have to look like for them not to receive credit? 

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:31 | 1374635 PY-129-20
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    And then, suddenly und totally unexpected, came the IMF and saved the day. It stopped raining, unicorns appeared, Greek bikini girls and some Leprechauns danced in the sunbeams...

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:35 | 1374636 AldoHux_IV
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    IMF represents an institution that needs to be brought to justice and immediately ended.  It acts as a regime that imposes economic policies that burden whatever country under egregious amounts of debt which ultimately cripples the nation from growth prospects and thus is not in the best interest of the nation.

    As ZH referred to yesterday, this is odious debt and the people will have no part of it nor it's flawed economic assumptions of the IMF.


    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:36 | 1374637 Calculated_Risk
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    IMF Says Ready To Continue Support For Greece


    U.S. Taxpayers get cornholed AGAIN by bailing out another bank/country.



    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:35 | 1374638 alien-IQ
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    Was that our "shank the dollar/pump the market" sound bite du jour?

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:35 | 1374640 lizzy36
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    Support subject to adoption of already agreed Greek measures

    If the support is subject to agreed upon measures and greece has yet to adopt those measures, then there is NO deal. So not so bullish. Just more headline rhetoric.

    You know what isn't headline rhetoric, June ISM below 50........rally on.


    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:39 | 1374660 SheepDog-One
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    Yes IMF says it is ready to help out Greece, as long as further severe austerity measures are put in place? Wow talk about counting your eggs before your chickens are hatched.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:43 | 1374675 Cognitive Dissonance
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    You know what isn't headline rhetoric, June ISM below 50........rally on.

    The HFT need to work off the short term (100 milliseconds) oversold market. Give it at least 346 more milliseconds Lizzy before you call it a rally.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:37 | 1374651 Version 7
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    Just the usual cheap talk to calm down the markets.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:41 | 1374663 plocequ1
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    To quote Emperor Joseph II the musical king,.. " Well, there it is "

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:33 | 1374881 falak pema
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    He said that to Voltaire who told him that Mozart was the best, an uber Bach. Which pissed off Frederick II of Prussia, a lover of Bach, a German,  but who dared not contradict Voltaire. So Voltaire pleased the holy Roman Emperor and pissed off his old admirer Frederick on a matter of

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 16:50 | 1375795 plocequ1
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    I always said Mozart was the Neil Young of his time. A true rebel. Thats why he's Mozart

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:41 | 1374680 praps
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    Meanwhile, back at the ranch, things weren't looking so good.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:46 | 1374686 gwar5
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    Just another bad day for the NWO.

    What makes the IMF think Greeks just want to be slave traded by someone else? Besides, IMF doesn't have the funny munny either, it's all coming from Bernankeopolous.

    All TPTB are just stalling for time to gird their loins for the default and falling dominos. It's all coming faster than they thought.


    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:42 | 1374687 Subprime JD
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    Its obvious that the powers that be learned a good lesson after lehman went down: no more large scale credit events that could set off a daisy chain with numerous counterparties. Especially when the counterparties are BANKS.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:06 | 1374758 SheepDog-One
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    The large scale bankruptcy event inevitable, only a matter of time.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 14:37 | 1375310 Roger Knights
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    You can’t bail out the Titanic.


    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:43 | 1374690 dcb
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    should read, IMF tells US taxpayers they are supporting Greece now.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:48 | 1374701 dcb
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    Oh, you think they don't read the charts and know we are at a critical resistance point. they always time public statements for this.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:44 | 1374702 americanspirit
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    We're from the IMF and we're here to help.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:54 | 1374722 TruthInSunshine
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    Functional alternatives:

    " " " World Bank " " " " "

    " " " ECB " " " " "

    " " " Federal Reserve " " " " "

    "My name is Baron David René de Rothschild [grinning]. How you doin'?"

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 11:55 | 1374728 Curtis LeMay
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    This is non-news. The IMF is bound by its own rules that demand a country that it is lending (aka giving) its money to must remain solvent for at least the next 12 months.

    The only way Greece will remain solvent is whether the EUnuchs cough up the big bucks, yet again, first.

    This whole thing is fucking madness.

    When it all goes tits up very shortly there will be former leaders from the Brussels Politburo and "euro elite" dangling from telephone poles all over the continent of Europe.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:29 | 1374846 Scisco
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    Must ... not ... reference ... 300.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:36 | 1374896 falak pema
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    Brussels sprouts are good for your health. General. Telephone pole sprouts...

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:58 | 1374958 Curtis LeMay
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    Brussels - anything - is poison to all of us...especially to us Americans.

    Or do you think that the 600 bn QE2 Dollars that "somehow" ended up in euro-banks, sworn to us as meant for investment in America by Uncle Sam & Co, was "really" good for Americans "somehow"...even though it all ended up in euro banks (excluding, of course, the cuts which ended up in the Caymans, Bahamas, and under the cobblestone streets of Zurich)?

    If so, please carry on. The world could use some humor right about now.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 13:28 | 1375061 falak pema
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    pot calling the kettle black? after the CDO/CDS spread world wide? Bean counting is a game where you look at the whole ledger...

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:40 | 1375564 Curtis LeMay
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    Andrew Duff fanatic that you present yourself as, it's called having your arse handed to you...

    Hey, I know, put what's left of your client's account into naked puts on penny stocks...

    God damn, this shit is far too easy.

    Rember what Tyler wrote: ignore the noise. Or don't, I could use yet another Donzi :o) 

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:34 | 1375572 Curtis LeMay
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    - Dupe -

    Long live ZH

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:00 | 1374740 Hondo
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    This is all BS.  Without restructuring of the debt (write offs) it is all smoke and mirrors.  If someone were to agree to fund the idiots then we should immediately start the attack on that countries debt as they will soon be in the same shape as Greece.  Organizations like the IMF, ECB just don't get it, and neither do individual state governments.......the game is OVER!

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:03 | 1374748 dcb
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    So, I just called the IMF to attempt to find out how much of these loans the US tax payer is on the hook for. I know in terms of quotas for voting we have about 16 percent. does anyone have this info, because I'd like to know why the uS is bailing out europeans who won't bail out their own block. Why are we fucking bailing out the world ponzi scheme

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:55 | 1374941 JR
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    Here is my take of the situation, culled from “The Creature From Jekyll Island.”

    The IMF/World Bank is a protégé of the Federal Reserve; it would not exist without the flow of American dollars and the benevolence of American leadership; it is used as an instrument of totalitarianism.

    As to funding, G. Edward Griffin explains that although the IMF is funded on a quota basis, the greatest share of capital comes from the industrialized nations such as Great Britain, Japan, France, and Germany, with the U.S. contributing the most.

    In reality, he said, the U.S.’ contribution “represents about twice as much as the number indicates (at the time he wrote in 1994 it was 20%), because most of the other nations contribute worthless currencies which no one wants.  The world prefers dollars.

    “One of the routine operations at the IMF is to exchange worthless currencies for dollars so the weaker countries can pay their international bills…. It is a kind of international FDIC which rushes money to a country that has gone bankrupt so it can avoid devaluing its currency.  The transactions are seldom paid back.”

    According to Griffin, however, these “donations” have only lowered the economic level of the donating countries; they have not raised the level of the recipients, i.e., the people.  “The money has simply disappeared down the drain of political corruption and waste.”

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 13:08 | 1374988 AnAnonymous
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    The world prefers dollars.


    The world prefers dollars because the US 's locked down the access to the commodities market.


    As to the US tax payer money, funny.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 14:08 | 1375202 JR
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    Tragic. yes. The IMF already is functioning as a world central bank; the American economy has been deliberately exhausted through foreign giveaways and domestic boondoggles.

    The IMF's world currency, the SDR, already is in usage - most importantly by the BIS; Bernanke is well on his way to destroying the sound dollar as the world reserve currency.  His only trick left is to destroy more; he’s standing at America's economic bottom and trying to drive her down more. To a sane man with good intentions, it’s idiotic; to a madman cabal in a ferocious fight for world dominance it makes sense.. 

    All that’s necessary now is the appropriate crisis for the globalist cabal to “stabilize society,” to save the world by driving the nations into world governance  in their hands. Hopefully, the Greek people won't cooperate.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:23 | 1374815 Stuck on Zero
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    More help for Greece is on the way:

    "All my assets are available for this effort."  -- Rep. Weiner

    "You can count on my support." - Bernie Maddoff

    "Greek maids?  I'm in."- Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    "Mission accomplished." - George Bush


    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:44 | 1374905 PulauHantu29
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    I bought a bottle of Ouzo yesterday....just doing my part to help out.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:47 | 1374909 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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    OK, anyone want to take puts/calls on US/NATO warships heading towards Greece (to "uphold democracy") if Papi is found swinging from the local lampost? Because, per John Perkins, calling in the Jackals will be the next step if they don't take austerity nicely up the ass.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:49 | 1374930 Bob
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    It remains to be seen how they'll attempt to get it in, but the International Union of Banksters will leave no weapon untried, that's for sure.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:55 | 1374938 Bob
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    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 12:59 | 1374953 Problem Is
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    "Blah, blah, blah..."

    Has that DSK look alike in a dress started work yet??

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 13:09 | 1374996 JR
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    In some ways the current Greek episode is like Versailles reparations all over again.  This time, with the French people owning major portions of the two banks Societe Generale and Credit Agricole (CA), the French need to have Greece bailed out to save their national interests in the banks. IOW, it’s Germany again that needs to come up with the money to pay France.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 15:20 | 1375516 Bansters-in-my-...
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    ...* IMF says blowjobs all round for the Banksters and the Taxpayer flips the hoes bill...*

    Fuck you's...Douche bags IMF crew....

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 16:03 | 1375665 everycentometal
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    as I have said before the bankers end game is not money, it is owning the revenue producing infrastructure of all countries. every country that needs a bail out will get it and then some and eventually they will have to put up the aforementioned infrastructure as collateral. then when the default occurs they get what they were after all along. why do you think none of the banks can come up with the proper title when they try to foreclose? it's because the titles were given to the world bankers long ago as collateral for more loans. the bankers don't give a shit about money, of course they have to put on a show for the world and act like they are pissed that they have to hand out bail out money, but in the end they will give and give until they achieve default. then they exchange paper for hard assets, end of game.

    Thu, 06/16/2011 - 16:41 | 1375762 JR
    JR's picture

    Exactly! That's what they're doing with Greece; the bankers want to own the infrastructure.  The bailouts just get sweeter and sweeter... 

    The trouble is, the bailouts are coming out of taxpayers', wage earners', savers' and consumers' pockets; fortunately, the printing has now been recognized as currency devaluation.  Europeans and Americans alike are figuring out that quantitative easing is nothing more than currency devaluation.  IOW, we're all paying for QE through inflation and taxes.  The banks aren't coming up with the money to bail out Greece; it's me and thee and the Greeks.

    Then, when the economy goes through a recessionary crisis created by the banks, the politicians representing the banks want higher taxes levied to make up for the recession induced drop in revenues and for the artificial “stimulus” to jump start the economy.

    IOW, higher taxes and the devaluation of the currency in the U.S. will go to help the bankers confiscate Greek infrastructure.

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