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NY Fed Finds No Wide-Ranging Risk To Financial System From BP Exposure, Which Likely Means It Is Panic Time

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Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:34 | 439661 JenkinsLane
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Quality headline Tyler

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:36 | 439668 Muir
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HAL: I've just picked up a fault in the AE35 unit. It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.




Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:44 | 439684 Mitchman
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Of course there's no problem.  They'll just funnel CDS money to BP through AIG.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:44 | 439687 LoneStarHog
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Are there no PhDs at the FBNY to assure all the neophyte pseudo-economist bloggers?

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 19:39 | 440051 johngaltfla
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Are there no PhDs at the FBNY to assure all the neophyte pseudo-economist bloggers?


That thar is one FUNNNNNIEEEE comment-:)

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:51 | 439703 kaiserhoff
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Ah yez, the ultimate contrarian indicator..., mouthings of the Federal Reserve.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:51 | 439705 downwiththebanks
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Time to nationalize the NY Fed and purge it of the evil parasites there now.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:53 | 439710 WaterWings
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Then turn it into a museum so future generations know the consequences of fractional reserve banking.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:04 | 439741 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Turn it into a MAUSOLEUM so future generations know the consequences of fractional reserve banking...

(I can't resist good wordplay)

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:53 | 439821 divide_by_zero
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Stuff and mount present occupants for realistic displays

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 21:52 | 440338 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Hmmm...I like your idea.  To think that I merely wanted to burn it down.  How selfish of me.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:53 | 439709 onlooker
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Tyler, great report.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:54 | 439711 bingaling
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I guess BP going bankrupt will be the crisis to sell QE2 to Joe Sixpack . How else would you get people to destroy their own futures or their grandchildren's for that matter ?

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:55 | 439714 Ragnarok
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They've already got Krugman out there trial ballooning too.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:57 | 439720 Instant Wealth
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Never believe in anything until it has been officially denied.

(Otto von Bismarck)

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:57 | 439721 aldousd
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NOT too big to fail! Next! (Take that, England.)

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:57 | 439722 curbyourrisk
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So does that mean it is OK for the US to let BP go?  Or do we need to ring fence the North American assets and protect them the way we protected all of our banks??

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:59 | 439727 MGA_1
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Everythings ok, the recovery's here... wait, wait, we need to purchase $3 Trillion of bad debt ! Quick !

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 16:59 | 439728 chet
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We know what's coming.  Why don't they just bail them out now and get it over with.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:00 | 439729 chumbawamba
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It's good to know the oil rupture in the space-time continuum has been repaired so we can move on to discussing such important topics as who gets to get a bunch of money from this catastrophe of Biblical proportions.

Whew!  I thought we were goners there for a moment.

I am Chumbawamba.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:06 | 439746 MayIMommaDogFac...
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I was waiting for that...

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:00 | 439733 peripatetic86
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Panic time?  Not for those who are waiting for the system to get it over with and finally cleanse itself of all these awful toxin agents.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:09 | 439751 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Yeah, it appears that flouride didn't agree with you so well.  Thanks for "wandering" by, peri!  ;)

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:26 | 439777 Muir
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 A foreign substance is introduced into our precious bodily fluids without the knowledge of the individual. Certainly without any choice. That's the way your hard-core Commie works.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 20:23 | 440140 Alethiometer
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This is precisely why I drink only wood-grain alcohol and rain water.  Lately, I've found myself imbibing the former for hydration.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 20:26 | 440150 jdh2358
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Well, I've been to one world fair, a picnic, and a rodeo, and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones. You sure you got today's codes?


Damn these math problems are hard.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:03 | 439739 EscapeKey
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NY Fed Finds No Wide-Ranging Risk To Financial System From Timothy Geithner Exposure, Which Likely Means It Is Panic Time
Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:05 | 439743 Thoreau
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Of course it won't hurt the economy; the vampire squid does not range that far south!

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:10 | 439754 AR15AU
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They know that Tim is looking to acquire an oil major.  :)

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:11 | 439756 pq7
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Seems bankrupcy of BP is imminent.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:15 | 439763 sheeple
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I suggest you panic

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:19 | 439770 Catullus
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The lew Rockwell corollary: take anything the government says and assume the opposite.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:26 | 439776 cougar_w
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Should the unexpected happen, and BP file for bankruptcy

Wait ... did that really say "unexpected"?

Oh I get it, that's shorthand for "should BP not accept our proposal to prop them up with taxpayer money so we can use them as another conduit, this time to funnel $100B in bailout money to LA, MI and FL coastal counties and cities."

Yeah, that kind of unexpected. Okay I'm good.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:54 | 439827 Rusty_Shackleford
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If there was one thing those Nazi's were good for, it was some kick-ass slapstick comedy.



Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:33 | 439789 DoctoRx
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No need to stop with coastal areas.  The I-4 corridor across Florida has lots of votes.  Certainly Orlando could use some conduit $$. 

And don't neglect Alabama, though the administration might want to forget about both it and Miss.  LA and FLA are the battleground states in 2012 of that grouping.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 17:52 | 439818 Wolfman Jack
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Here's a simple solution to the leak which I've emailed to BP and several elected officials:

IMAGINE A STEEL UMBRELLA -- UPSIDE DOWN AND CLOSED -- being forced head-first into the hole from which the oil is spewing, then beyond by 100 feet or more, past the ocean's crust and into the oil reserves. A very long string of connected piping would propel the mechanical "umbrella" along its proper path.
THEN, WELL BENEATH THE OCEAN'S DAMAGED FLOOR, the mechanical "umbrella" is slowly opened, still upside-down, and as gently as humanly possible, allowed to rise and cover the damaged crust from below. Oil pressure alone will keep the patch in place and that will solve the leak!

I've also suggested a slight variation of the above, using a deflated weather balloon and piping to propel the balloon thru the damaged hole and into the recesses of oil, where it is filled with a liquid that will solidify quickly (such as cement, but I'm sure there are better compounds that  could be used). Then, once the balloon's content hardens, it is pulled upward to the crust's damaged undersurface, at which time the hole is plugged automatically and permanently (since the balloon is too large to fit through the hole).

Thanks for allowing me to post these somewhat off-topic remarks. I very much appreciate all the great topics and comments on this board. Keep up the good work!

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 18:10 | 439850 cougar_w
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The umbrella or balloon would have to resist about 9,000 lb/sqin net pressure from all that rock overhead. Nothing that can fold won't fold up under that kind of pressure.

The cavern is not hollow. The well is not a soda straw. This hole was once plugged up with 24,000 feet of solid rock (at least), anything short of that is not going to plug it back up.

You won't win against nature in this scenario with anything less than something absolutely titanic in scope.

And that's their problem. They cannot do anything large enough fast enough. There might not be enough "big ass mo'fo hammer" anywhere on earth to pull it off.

All hope it seems now rests on the relief wells.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 18:40 | 439903 bigdumbnugly
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i've done a pretty good job of plugging up the pipes here in my bathroom.  Lemme have a crack at it.

i can just see the monument they would erect in my honor now...

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 18:43 | 439909 bigdumbnugly
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"the thinker" comes to mind.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 22:37 | 440414 StychoKiller
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A brillant future awaits you in stand-up comedy (or is that sit-down?)!

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 18:37 | 439898 Japhy Ryder
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If BP goes under, then does GB go under with it ?

GB has much more to lose than USA.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 18:59 | 439947 Fazzie
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 Heres my take on the Feds failing to pretty much ever see a systemic risk in anything until its too late and costs trillions.

  Their purely academic research conducted by the likes of our doctorate holding buddy( when he isnt busy releasing papers on how dumb bloggers are) is flawed in some way that fails to detect future potential risks.  All the dumb statistical models conclude that indeed there is not serious risk right now,in the present. This is either by accident, apathy or design.

     The Fed thinks releasing this report will calm the markets in spite of their deplorable track record.

     If subsequently, BP goes belly up and starts taking down huge banks with it, then the Fed will dutifully run their model again and release a report saing that BP is TBTF and must be bailed out.

     Now they never lied, at the time according their best estimate BP posed no systemic risk but the "complex dynamics" changed in the interim.

   Its the ol "Shit happens" "No one saw it coming " defense. You cant make them fire anybody or fix their statistical models or even reveal their methology or anything like that because that would threaten the independence of the Fed.

    The fact that countless bloggers saw it coming couldnt be more inmaterial to them, bloggers are dumb hacks who might get lucky sometimes in their view.


Mon, 06/28/2010 - 19:10 | 439974 MarketTruth
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"You never want a serious crisis to go to waste." -- Rahm Emanuel

Perfect excuse, as said by another ZH'er, for BP to go and then insert QE2 and massive funds to 'save America'. Hey, the US Government could even then better promote the "Save America" bonds so stupid folks could be fleeced for money they get from QE2. Think of it like another way of monetizing the debt, yet they are now stealing directly from stupidly willing taxpayers pockets.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 19:43 | 440054 jkruffin
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I encourage everyone to start calling and mailing your Senators and Congressmen today, tomorrow and every day after that, making it very clear that the American people WILL NOT bail out these companies again, and if they vote in favor of doing such, then hell will reign down on D.C. from the people.  Tell them if they value their jobs, and their status, they will not let it happen again. 

If a stimulus is going to be done, the money goes to the PEOPLE period.  If we are going to finance another catastrophe, and bailing out banks obviously does not solve the problem, but makes it worse, then we should give ourselves the money.  Add up how much Benny has spent on the banks and GSE's, AIG and Citibank, and every taxpayer could recieve at least 100K to get out of debt and help jumpstart this economy the right way.

We all know its wishful thinking, but it still needs to be made very clear to these politicians they are not in control of America.  The people are.  We need to get back to grassroots protesting and take our country back.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 22:14 | 440369 downwiththebanks
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Unfortunately, the public will suck it down again, jk.

Government exists to cover the asses of the corporations that own it.  Until people break from the two-party dictatorship, it will keep on happening.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 22:19 | 440384 SmittyinLA
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I can't imagine the stretegic thinking folks allowing BP to go down, they did after all intentionally collapse the US economy to lower oil prices and "punish Russia" (Remember Condi over Georgia?), bankrupting BP would do just the opposite, and the Russians would gleefully buy even more global oil assets.

On the flipside if our govt is completely compromised they may intentionally bankrupt BP to faciliate the sale of BP assets to Russians & Chinese-the most likely buyers.

Mon, 06/28/2010 - 22:58 | 440466 williambanzai7
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Is this another report written by Mr Crackpot Urethra?

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