Now That The Banker Bailout Plan Is Set, Here Are The Greek Islands About To Hit Ebay And Fund Another Record Wall Street Bonus Season

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Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:48 | 1326866 Atomizer
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We have already watched this movie before. This rings deja vu of Dubai crisis.

In case you forgot..

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 21:27 | 1327252 Manthong
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In accordance with my PM investment themes, I wish to place a bid for the Silver Moon Bar in Ag. Stefanos.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 07:59 | 1327924 TradingJoe
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For the "right",( IMF discounted :)) ) price, I'll buy Zakynthos any day!

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:45 | 1326867 Duuude
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Heh heh heh...


Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:52 | 1326868 Fedophile
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Please excuse my naivete, but how do I short Greece and the EUR?

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:58 | 1326905 Brian
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Here's a link to a short article on how to short the EUR through an ETF:

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:30 | 1327138 traderjoe
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As a reformed deflationista - I would argue the only short that makes sense with all the money printing is to buy gold, silver, and other applicable hard assets. I have serious questions about whether you'll get paid as a short when the SHTF, and even if you do, it'll be in confetti currency.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 00:22 | 1327618 mccoyspace
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The eft EUO is a Euro short fund.

But of course the Euro is surging with all of these wonderful "developments."

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:51 | 1326881 scatterbrains
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so when it's all said and done and the pigmen own all of Greece's best assets I should go on vacation there spending my hard currency knowing that the proceeds will funnel back to the pigmen ? That sounds as enjoyable to me as booking a vacation to the BP spill platform.  Iceland is sounding more and more like a vacation oasis to me.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:53 | 1326884 Rodent Freikorps
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Why do you all blame banks?

It takes a government to fuck things up so badly that even the proles are moved to outrage.

Banks didn't bail themselves out.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:59 | 1326903 Shell Game
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You're right, we shouldn't despise Frankenstein, we should despise Dr. Frankenstein..

I'm a deep believer in the goal of free markets and capitalism.  But, my friend, these are Not banks.  They are corporatized weapons of mass looting and deserve no defense.  End the iBanks, end this .gov

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:06 | 1326931 Rynak
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False dilemma. The choice is not necessarily "either-or".

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:54 | 1327054 Thomas
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There is no problem that is so large, so onerous that government cannot make it worse."

paraphrased from Henry Morgenthau

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:07 | 1327080 carbonmutant
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"Any problem can be solved with a sufficient application of high explosives."

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:05 | 1327085 Rodent Freikorps
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I'm gonna remember that when they ask me how to fix welfare.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 00:03 | 1327583 Problem Is
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Project Mayhem...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 01:50 | 1327694 MisterMousePotato
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Actually, a belt fed weapon is the ticket.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:55 | 1326890 HamyWanger
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Hilarious. Like I said. No restructuring. Greece will be entirely looted, and Greeks will never revolt, because if they were going to do it, it would have already been done a long time ago. 

Pigmen: 1

Goldbugs: 0

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:38 | 1327021 Eally Ucked
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Partially right



Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:56 | 1327062 chump666
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And their gift to the people of Greece...a higher oil price.

Place your bets for complete Greek turmoil (and the rest of Europe)

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 21:01 | 1327217 Hulk
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Correction Hamy:

Pigmen: 1

Goldbugs: 1533

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 00:05 | 1327585 Problem Is
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Fiat:Gold = 1:1,533

Nice call Hulk...

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 00:54 | 1327662 dolly madison
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The world will revolt, and the greek will be among them.  Just wait and see.


Tue, 05/31/2011 - 18:57 | 1326899 Barb Dwire
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Don't laugh. Soon the US will be trying to sell a bridge to Brooklyn. Many times.

Wed, 06/01/2011 - 02:51 | 1327725 edotabin
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Fractional bridge investment theory?

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:01 | 1326906 Canucklehead
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...So now that Germany has sacrificed it ruling class to banker interests, and Europe knows all too well just who is calling the shots, the ball is back in Greek court...

The European banks are the aristocracy, the oligarchs, the nobility, etc.  The old royal families don't own businesses, they own european banks or they are invested in hedge funds (Soros).  The major problem is too many small european banks competing for business, prestige, political influence, etc...

This unravelling of competing interests should be interesting.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:03 | 1326910 nah
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ok im stupid what is growth

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:06 | 1326915 mynhair
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When do they allow the US bailout?

O/T, which repubes are voting yea on the ceiling raise?

Update: was 2 for yea, now just 1.

Update 2:  that one got bitch slapped into NV

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:06 | 1326918 Rainman
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Asset sale..great idea....Kali can sell Catalina Island and nobody would notice. Alcatraz next. Store this strategy into memory for Jerry's garage sale. Start with the islands.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:05 | 1326925 camoes
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Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:11 | 1326944 southsea13
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Although the Acropolis has seen better(?!) days, do not be surprised if it undergoes a massive `revamp` (we`re talking full auto-shading glass to reflect the fierce Greek summer temperatures, complete with environment-caning air-con. Also, Greek, Hungarian and Russian `hotties` will be brought in to walk around as toga-clad domestic servants. No doubt tasteful Roman-style baths will also be installed (powered by genuine Greek indentured wage-slaves to keep the hypocausts up and running); there will be other sundry luxuries in keeping with the whole `antiquity` theme).

Group bookings welcome at $10,000 per person per night; special discounts for Bilderberg members.  

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:16 | 1326957 Lord Welligton
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Does the Greek government "own" any islands?

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 22:25 | 1327386 donde1
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What a great question. 

Does the Greek government work for the people? Which would mean the people own the islands. Right?

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:20 | 1326973 darteaus
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The only change I'd suggest is to substitute the term "European politicians" in place of "European governments".  It's the greed of individual politicans that is, by far, the great destroyer.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 21:39 | 1327284 Amish Hacker
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A fine point, darteaus, but perhaps a valid one. Ambrose Bierce defined politics as "the conduct of public affairs for private advantage." As for greed and perfidy at the individual level, that's been the rule ever since Adam and Eve got dressed.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:19 | 1326979 duncecap rack
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Can this be blocked by the true Finns or other dissenting parties?

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:23 | 1326983 ISEEIT
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When nice guys like me feel like vomiting, it's already to late. So genocide only counts if there is blood eh?

Bullshit. The EUR evil is a takedown of culture. It is a takedown of individuals. It is a takedown of free people. Don't let yourselves be raped like this. We would have helped you in a better time. I so adored and envied you sweet people in Amsterdam and Wiesbaden. I was in awe of your maturity. There I was, a dumb punk American soldier. Had no idea of empire. I was just 22 years old.

I aplogize and I hope you fight back.

I need to go take a shower now. Yuk!

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:37 | 1327019 Rodent Freikorps
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No kidding. You need to wash the shit off your nose. Could you be any lamer?

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 19:46 | 1327043 Eally Ucked
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You should join the ritual wash because you have shit all over you, can't you smell it?

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:10 | 1327087 Rodent Freikorps
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I don't smell like shit.

That is your upper lip. Fix yourself.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:23 | 1327118 Eally Ucked
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You cannot smell anything that means you have some problems. Think about it.



Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:28 | 1327140 Rodent Freikorps
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I smell you. Smells like ass.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:44 | 1327173 Eally Ucked
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You can smell me? You must be an expert on sniffing asses. Good luck on your carrier, have more asses to apply your senses to.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:56 | 1327196 Rodent Freikorps
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I'll accept your lameness as surrender.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:15 | 1327101 Matto
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How's being a total penis going for you?

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:18 | 1327111 Rodent Freikorps
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Chicks dig me. What other measure is there?

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:26 | 1327126 Eally Ucked
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Really? They're going for you? I have to believe it if you say so


Tue, 05/31/2011 - 20:24 | 1327128 Rodent Freikorps
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Jealousy is unbecoming.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 23:16 | 1327525 Bananamerican
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"chicks dig me." mean like "real chickens" don't you!!!?

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