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Watch The Greek Parliamentary Debate And The Vote Of Confidence Live

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In a previous thread readers can watch what is happening on the square in front of the parliament, which for now is secondary and will likely be determined by the outcome of the G-Pap vote of confidence due in just over an hour. Readers who wish to watch the ongoing debate in the Greek parliament can do so at the following link. Currently Samaras, the leader of the opposition is speaking. The real fun should begin in about 40 minutes. After the vote passes successfully, we suggest you switch back to the outside camera.

The Al Jazeera stream is running a live translation:


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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 15:56 | 1389969 statlawyer
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following this drinking fine scotch while my short positions get the shit beat out of them on low volume...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:05 | 1389989 hambone
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Knowing what is likely to happen is one thing, knowing when it may happen is another.

As one burned on shortz to another, I wish you the best but humbly suggest shorting any longer is the fastest way to make a small fortune (assuming you had a large fortune to begin with). 

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:28 | 1390107 WestVillageIdiot
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I got creamed for 3 years trying to short the markets.  Even when I knew I was right I would get crushed by some emergency Fed bull$hit or other.  Finally, I followed Einstein's advice and stopped doing the same thing over and over.  I removed the ability to trade options from my account.  I sleep better and feel better.  My alcohol consumption is still sky high but that has nothing to do with stress levels.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:44 | 1390175 statlawyer
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yeah not sleeping well... drinking alot... but my pain threshold is pretty low... I think I'd tap out ~down 10% ish, and I've been 50% in cash anyway... backup plan invest long-term in good scotch, popular caliber PMs, and storable food

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:48 | 1390188 a_ext
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Got blown out on the short side as well. Should have seen it coming with that ridiculous Euro/USD rally monday, and 3 tepid days of growth for Bulls to consolidate their position on the SPX. Still shorting Financials and the EEM.


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:02 | 1389990 Cheesy Bastard
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I'll have one with ya, an Osama Bin Laden.  That's 2 shots and a splash of water.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:33 | 1390129 mick
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I junked you because it's funny.  I'll use that one myself if you'll permit.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:39 | 1390148 WestVillageIdiot
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Don't you have to let the drink sit and age for 10 years before enjoying it?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:21 | 1390336 equity_momo
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Yup , but we had OBL in an oak casket for the last 10 - hope it was sherry oak.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 21:03 | 1390828 konputa
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The 10 year vintage has a less than refined, oily taste that ends with a bitter finish. It should be interesting to revisit this drink in 2020.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:48 | 1390176 Cheesy Bastard
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Please feel free.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:02 | 1389992 Cdad
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I shall be joining you in that effort.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 15:56 | 1389970 Xibalba
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hang 'em, burn 'em, or skewer them all!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:04 | 1389988 SRV - ES339
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If you're volunteering, could I suggest you start on Wall Street!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:08 | 1390006 Xibalba
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one step at a time dear Jedi...start at the tentacles and work your way to the heart....

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:29 | 1390115 WestVillageIdiot
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Broad Street

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:00 | 1389982 101 years and c...
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so, the choices are:

bend over and be raped by bankers and then be hung by the mob.

or.....tell the bankers to fuck off.

doesnt really seem like a tough choice to me.  isnt this why ben gave europe $750 billion?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:29 | 1390096 Id fight Gandhi
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Don't bite the hands that feed you. Why else would they take sides against their countrymen?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:05 | 1389993 Atomizer
Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:13 | 1390030 disabledvet
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kinda glad i learned sign language myself as well.  Thank God for the American with Disabilities Act.  I must say they have the finest mustaches in Greece.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:02 | 1389994 citta vritti
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all greek to me

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:02 | 1389995 IdioTsincracY
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Right now Antonis Samara, the 'opposition' leader, is explaining why Greeks should let Banksters rape them ... 

lots of rhetoric and no substance ...

bye bye Greece!!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:35 | 1390124 WestVillageIdiot
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Bobby Knight to the Greeks, "just lay back and enjoy". 

Too bad this is more like Jodie Foster on a pinball machine.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:06 | 1389996 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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All this fuss over one little island... shows how bad the world economy is when there is so much concern over this little non-economy.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:09 | 1390014 SheepDog-One
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The ONLY relevant economic situation in the world is 1 tiny island....just shows how completely insane it all is. 

Then what will it be tomorrow?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:11 | 1390021 hambone
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Iceland?  Ireland?  Greece?  Japan? 

Which of these is bankrupt and isn't an island? 

If you are going to be bankrupt, which would you choose to enjoy your insovlency within?  Hint, the non-island w/ lotsa islands.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:37 | 1390130 WestVillageIdiot
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"All this fuss over one little island"


How about Manhattan?  Talk about out of whack.  Just think what this little island has done to the world.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1390143 Dre4dwolf
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The Greek Eco is pretty much based on tourism, people overthere don't really spend all that much on consumption, its really tough overthere, people that work for govt positions like santiation etc... a good portion of them have been working for years and haven't seen a pay check in 6 months, but they keep working for free because they are afraid of lossing the job that they do have.


They selectively choose who to pay, pretty much you need to know someone in government to earn a paycheck for 60-70% of greece.

They got stuck with the Euro, which killed their tourism because of the horrible exchange rates, and then they lost their ability to print their way out of debts.


The only difference between the USA and Greece is that that USA can still Print its way out of a jam, and Greece has to rely on others to print (inflate the currancy) to pay off their obligations.


Its impossible for this system to work for greece, they need to leave the Euro and just default, once they can print their own money their economy will boom.


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:03 | 1389999 GeneMarchbanks
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it passes... bank fires in Athens commence... any takers?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:12 | 1390026 PY-129-20
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Oh, come on. Nothing will happen. They are not French.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1390144 WestVillageIdiot
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The guy with the ouzo stand will make a fortune tonight.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:45 | 1390169 Dre4dwolf
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Haha, if they pass it, I guarantee Riots, and burning buildings.


Hell the parlament building might not even be left standing when 50,000 people get pissed off right infront of it.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:23 | 1390341 PY-129-20
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Just listen ten more minutes to this Papasmurfeo dude and I swear you'll start to cry for Greece, even the translator on ALJ sounds like he is crying like a little baby. Who in their right mind could start a riot after listening to this speech - they should run a Papashow before every possible riot as a form of preventing riots - he'll probably could end the Mexican drug war with such a speech - come on, if you don't vote in favour of the EU bailout plan, little babies will die in the streets and hookers will turn down GS employees...come would be apocalyptic. And I'll probably would really need to restart the old Panther tank to invade the ECB headquarter in Frankfurt...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 18:55 | 1390650 PY-129-20
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See - just a bunch of pissed Greeks standing peacefully in front of their parliament and waving angrily their laser pointers. And I don't blame them for that. They just have to adapt.

But I agree with you on one thing - let them default, let them go out of the EU...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:04 | 1390004 Eireann go Brach
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The markets sure are convinced this vote will be positive!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:10 | 1390017 IdioTsincracY
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It will be ... just look at the debate ....

the usual dog and pony show!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:06 | 1390019 SheepDog-One
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Then what?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:10 | 1390034 treemagnet
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What'ya think the half-life of this latest charade is? week?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:12 | 1390043 Deepskyy
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Depends... what horrible reality show is on tonight?


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:15 | 1390052 treemagnet
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I'm holding out for a show that makes skinny people really fat in a year.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:24 | 1390086 RichardENixon
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I'd watch that.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:42 | 1390159 WestVillageIdiot
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It's called SNAP TV. 


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:55 | 1390203 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Burbank and Studio City need more thinkers like you!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:27 | 1390352 equity_momo
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Im waiting for a show that pays homeless people to rip out their own teeth or self mutilate. You know its just a matter of time. Jackass was just the warm up. 

That'll be my cue to move under a rock ive had my eye on.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:12 | 1390025 Dr. Richard Head
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The view of a positive outcome depends on the perspective from where one stands. 

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:05 | 1390009 10kby2k
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Did you BTFD?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:10 | 1390033 hambone
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No need, I no longer bother selling. 

If folks haven't figured it out by now, not sure they ever will.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:12 | 1390042 hambone
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He'll vote against it the first time but then on the "real vote" he'll vote for it...Great meme he can then get into of he was against before he was for it.  Cake and eat it too.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:31 | 1390103 SheepDog-One
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Wow theres sure been a lot of eating for a couple years on that cake theyre holding.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:12 | 1390027 Highrev
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Nothing like hoping to make money at someone else's expense.

Or should I tone it down and simply say, nothing like cheering when someone's hurting?

Or should I try and be objective and recognize your solidarity with the downtrodden?

Man, that kind of introspection just doesn't fit here. I've got to get with it.

Default Bitchez!

Serves those lazy Greek bums right!

Can you say projection? I like the way you say projection.

Have I lost you? Don't worry, be happy. Party on Garth.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:14 | 1390032 IdioTsincracY
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The guy speaking now is Theodoros Pangalos, socialist party. He is the one who demanded reparations from Germany for the war crimes committed during World War II instead of the austerity program demanded by EU banks.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:12 | 1390040 IdioTsincracY
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He was caught stating that Greeks are lazy and Turks are hard workers while on an official visit to Turkey where he was supposed to be promoting Greek banks investing in Turkey.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:48 | 1390177 InconvenientCou...
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he was referring to the hotel maids.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:10 | 1390035 Boilermaker
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So, they've been gunning the market higher as a crash pad?  I sure as hell wouldn't doubt it.

I've seen plenty of horseshit manipulation over the last two years.  But this 'grand finale' shit is over-the-top.  At some point, they'll have to fold up the circus tent and leave town.  Because this shit show is beyond belief now.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:17 | 1390063 SheepDog-One
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This show is ridiculous and the audience is throwing stuff at the screen. LOOK everyone, be mesmerized by Greece and the daily 'fixed or isnt fixed' puppet show...meanwhile back home USA is $14 trillion in debt and needs to borrow far more and no one is lending. No problem, lets fixate the entire clownshow on Portugal or something next!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:19 | 1390069 treemagnet
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Now hold on a second, I for one enjoy the previews when I go to tragicomedy movies.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:13 | 1390049 treemagnet
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Someday soon "they" are gonna find the can won't budge when kicked - maybe even busts a toe or two.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:16 | 1390058 Gene Parmesan
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Contrary to popular belief, they're kicking it down a dead end alley, not a road.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:20 | 1390059 IdioTsincracY
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Barroso is hard at work to get a plan 1 Billion euros plan approved for job-creation in Greece ...

Get those shovels ready!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:17 | 1390060 lizzy36
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It all looks good now but we all know Summer lovin wasn't how it ended.

one dies, one is sad, one is gay and one becomes the presidents wife.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:23 | 1390067 SheepDog-One
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Ended with Greeced Lightnin' wrapped around a telephone pole!

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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:56 | 1390218 fuu
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That's where I had seen her before. Damn thanks lizzy.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 19:08 | 1390684 baby_BLYTHE
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RIP Jeff Conaway

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:19 | 1390070 AldoHux_IV
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These politicos and financial criminals really have it down pat now, it's almost so tricky it's genius (well not really): have a vote and regardless of market expectations have it around the same time that any dip in the euro (and synthetically /es) will be bought by the chinese who have nothing better to do with their worthless fiat then to prop up insolvent systems around the world-- for being so smart I thought the chinese would realize their economic dominance doesn't have to come at being the true lender of last resort, but in this centrally planned world it just goes to show that smart is dumb and less bad is good.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:28 | 1390090 SheepDog-One
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Or maybe theyre not so dumb. I just read an article a few days ago talking about how China and Russia are working on their own world order and its not the some one envisioned by the World Bank, IMF, or Bildergurgs at all.

China buying up debt, theyll be the ones calling the shots.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:34 | 1390119 Arius
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i think chinese premier going to Greece tomorrow... go figure...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:58 | 1390198 Gene Parmesan
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I'm picturing his head floating around on the TV screen as the camera pans across the Greek country and seaside, a la the old Wheel of Fortune shopping round. "Ooo - I'rr take the Acroporis!"

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:32 | 1390126 AldoHux_IV
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A risk to be aware of out there, but in the end a default wipes everyone out-- Russia was said to have been dumping treasuries maybe they're getting wise to the ponzi.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:20 | 1390072 Ecoman11
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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:21 | 1390075 IdioTsincracY
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What a bunch of F@ckers!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:25 | 1390076 the not so migh...
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EU die allready

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:22 | 1390080 Ecoman11
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I hope Papandreou can dodge shoes like

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:23 | 1390082 SmoothCoolSmoke
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What happens if, after the yes vote, the mob drags their traitors out in the street and hang 'em?  That'd make things intresting, no?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:26 | 1390101 Dr. Richard Head
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Crowd already seems thinned out.  Tonight they rest, tomorrow they stand in the street and scream NO to a bunch of deaf politicians. If this show of people should teach us anything is that this protesting in front of our masters, at least as of now, doesn't seem to push things in the direction of the people. 

There has to be a better way.  No?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:23 | 1390083 IdioTsincracY
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Opposition walks out!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:28 | 1390088 Dre4dwolf
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Its all falling apart in the greek parlament... touch and go, they are just barely keeping the parlement from rioting, never mind the people outside lol..

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:26 | 1390093 Nothing To See Here
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Me thinks that at some point, they will prove that the bailout is necessary to fight climate change.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:26 | 1390095 Aknownymouse
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I can't understand anything but they are yelling at each other.  opposition seems to be walking out?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:26 | 1390098 Deepskyy
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Can't understand a damn word of it, but it sounds interesting.  CSPAN would be a lot more fun if we had less decorum and more shouting like the House of Commons, and apparently the Greek parliment. 


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:28 | 1390106 A_MacLaren
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I don't understand a word of it either.

What's the expression?  Oh yeah...

It's Greek to me.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:30 | 1390118 Cdad
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You don't need to understand a word they say.  Just watch a EUR/USD tick chart.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1390141 Arius
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King Dolar ?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:55 | 1390204 Cdad
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The way I see it:

If the vote fails, king dollar rises.

If the vote passes, the citizens set the building on fire and then king dollar rises.



Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:33 | 1390114 Dr. Richard Head
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Perhaps if the atmosphere were indeed more like a Jerry Springer show up on Capital Hill the people would pay more attention?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:31 | 1390105 Ecoman11
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Either those two men on the opposition bench are too fat to get up or want their political careers terminated.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:30 | 1390111 SheepDog-One
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Half of em seem to have just walked out, no vote? Heh heh....good luck with that 1.46 Euro long you were crowing to me about earlier Greenie.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:34 | 1390137 the not so migh...
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might have been a smoke break

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1390155 hambone
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Poli's thought of leaving but realized they are far safer in the parliament than among those in the square.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:40 | 1390164 RichardENixon
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There was a rumor someone was giving out blowjobs in the lobby.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:37 | 1390152 Arius
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he is collecting on the S&P move ...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:33 | 1390112 treemagnet
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Notice how the MSM barely acknowledges this'd think the first fucking dominoe would rate.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:31 | 1390121 Dr. Richard Head
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With a population focused on searching terms like this - - the MSM knows its audience.  Bhahahahahaaaaa

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:33 | 1390132 Nothing To See Here
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But... but... Michelle Obama is in South Africa...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:29 | 1390116 carbonmutant
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The people in Syntagma Square need to make sure that the members of this Parliament pay as much for this vote as they do...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:33 | 1390117 IdioTsincracY
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They're getting fatter and fatter, these speakers!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:30 | 1390120 SheepDog-One
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Jabba the Hutt is up next...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1390140 hambone
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Current speaker is personally offering to devour all the Greek debt - thinks it tastes like chicken.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:48 | 1390180 hedgeless_horseman
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G-Pap is up now.  Less than one minute before banging on the podium.  Tough guy.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:39 | 1390150 Nothing To See Here
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Jabba is immune to mind tricks. Couldnt be a politician.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:31 | 1390122 wandstrasse
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the 1min EURUSD just makes dojis, I think this expresses the discussion and its outcome quite well.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:33 | 1390133 SheepDog-One
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So they deemed Greece 'all is well' this morning and gunned the stawk markets, when really nothing could be further from the truth. Real nice, Wall St criminal cabal. Well good luck Euro longs, looks like youll need plenty.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:35 | 1390134 IdioTsincracY
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The previous speaker was Georgios Karatzaferi, an an extremist far-right, xenophobic and chauvinist mother-fucker!

Now Evangelos Venizelos is speaking.

Greek Defence Minister Evangelos Venizelos enters the Parliament to attend an emergency meeting of Socialist lawmakers, in Athens Thursday, June 16, 2011. Venizelos was appointed as new Finance Minister after Prime Minister George Papandreou reshuffled the Cabinet, scrambling to marshal his dissent-prone party to approve new austerity measures needed to receive more vital rescue loans from European countries and the IMF

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:39 | 1390146 RobotTrader
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Currencies and metals didn't do much today.

But some big buyers showed up to buy a lot of stocks today.  Somebody is frontrunning the news.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:46 | 1390170 Arius
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disclaimer: it was not me ...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1390156 IdioTsincracY
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Once the opposition walked out, all they're doing is selling the shit to the people outside ...

Quench your thirst ... here's your koolaid!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:38 | 1390158 TruthInSunshine
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What we're watching is significant history, men!

Regardless of the outcome of this moot vote, the rejection of the EU by Greeks is just the beginning in the inevitable domino sequence about to play out, as any rational person living in what we now know as the European Union realizes with certainty (assuming they hadn't yet) that they signed a deal with the devil when their politicians attempted to sell their very sovereignty into the hands of the money changers at the ECB.

The problem the money changers and global banking cabal have has just begun. You can't sell sovereignty without people ultimately realizing it's slavery, and people always ultimately awaken to the fact that they've been enslaved.

Greeks, Irish, Portuguese, Spaniards, Italians, and on and on.

Let the games begin.

Coming soon to what many view as the 'apathetic' United States sooner than many believe possible...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:42 | 1390160 Fazzie
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 The fat fuck talking now looks like Greeces answer to Bwarnee Fwank. He would fall over dead from heart attack before any mob had to chase him far.


  For those who dont speak Greek, let me translate:


 "Blah Blah Blah.. end of the world... Blah Blah selling off a few temples aint so bad. Blah...Its either the bankers way or implosion...Blah Blah....its not our fault....we hate doing this but have no choice....Blah Blah manna wil rain from heaven if we submit, we will be back stronger than ever....Blah Blah...its only temporay....Blah Blah...only a few hotheads are protesting, most Greeks agree with us.....Did I mention mutally assured destruction if billionaire bondholders only make 12 percent instead of 18 percent? Blah Blah...we really hate to sell Greece out, but its the right thing and we are so Goddamn noble....Blah Blah...9/11....9/11...MAD....MAD....Blah Blah ...cmon, we are only one more bailout from prosperity, we have come too far to go back....Blah Blah (ad infinitum)

 Pretty much the same speech for invading countries or bailing out banks and corporations...Spread lies and fear, ignore the people and enrich the connected.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:45 | 1390166 IdioTsincracY
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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:43 | 1390162 Deepskyy
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GAH...lost my feed.  Buffering like watching porn in the mid 90s on a 56k modem!


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:45 | 1390171 John McCloy
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I remember being a teenager in the mid 90's downloading singular photos and waiting 15 minutes for one image to slowly were those the days. Then Mom would pick up the phone to call someone I would get knocked off and I was stuck with half an image of a fake Sheryl Crow picture.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:47 | 1390163 Fazzie
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OOPS! double post deleted.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:41 | 1390165 Alea Iacta Est
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It is no accident that the cartels chose Greece to be the battleground.

Greece was the birthplace of democracy.

It sends a powerful message if they can also make it the place democracy died.

Sell your nation and your sovreignty to the banks, or default and do it on your own?

Only one right answer if you want to remain a sovreign nation.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:52 | 1390195 Arius
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in my humble opinion, perhaps, because it is small, easy to manage, no natural resources to fall on (also, perfect timing - tourism season; w/ all the bad press tourism will be a casualty one way or the other - so, whats left?)

easy, small target; experience that could be duplicated in bigger countries as the crisis moves on ...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:45 | 1390168 Jase
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If I had a beer to be cracking open, now would have been a good time to do so.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:43 | 1390173 IdioTsincracY
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Samaras is saying:

...Fuck you! ... austerity will not work!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:48 | 1390191 Aknownymouse
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I think it was more like.  "Fuskos!!  Austeritos wil no workos!!!  motheros fuckoros papadobolos!!"  or something like that...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:43 | 1390174 Aknownymouse
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Ahh... Papa on the mike

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:44 | 1390178 Frank N. Beans
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they just have clap

my engish,it is not so goood.

oh, now man who is meen say something like shit

now many have clap again

now Pappy say something, wait for clap


Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:45 | 1390182 IdioTsincracY
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Papandreus replies:

This is exactly what our economy needs ... it's all about Homeopathy ... fight poison with poison .... debt with more debt ... and FUCK THE GREEKS!!!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:48 | 1390187 carbonmutant
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Greek Parliament To Hold Confidence Vote For Political Leadership In Greece

Greece's Parliament is expected to take a confidence vote on the country's political leadership at around 5 p.m. EDT Tuesday. The vote will not only decide the fate of Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou; it will influence the fate of the European Union and the U.S. economic recovery.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:53 | 1390207 Black Forest
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Thank you very much.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:01 | 1390231 carbonmutant
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So far he's long on promises about how the future will be different as soon as he gets some more money.

I doubt this guy could get a bank loan with this speech... of course bailouts may be different

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:49 | 1390197 John McCloy
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Thanks for the live Al Jazeera Ty. 

I love Paps, " Nobody will go unpunished"

Aside from the bond holders. 

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:55 | 1390202 RobotTrader
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As usual, the fate of Western Civilization hangs in the balance, based on what a couple of Plutocrats are going to say or not say today and tomorrow.

The Bernank opens up his pie hole tomorrow, no wonder crude oil got sold and gold was capped despite mining stocks up 3% - 6%.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:04 | 1390243 Dr. Richard Head
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Defending that 1550 line in gold pretty heavily. 

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:20 | 1390320 SheepDog-One
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Gold 'capped' right at all time highs, fukwad.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:52 | 1390205 treemagnet
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If they didn't pass it - can you imagine!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:59 | 1390215 ArkOmen1
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Oh please save us! Please Big Government save us!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:29 | 1390349 InconvenientCou...
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Oh please save us lord Jesus.

Fill these fukin pot holes while yer at it.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:59 | 1390217 ArkOmen1
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Oh please save us! Please Big Government save us!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:00 | 1390220 Piranhanoia
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He is promising to help the weird looking audience in the pits if the voters throw them out?  Zeus baby!  Hercules ought to show up shortly to wrestle the parliament for control.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:56 | 1390221 DNB-sore
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Just watched a sick-making interview on Dutch TV with a dutch representative of the large corporations. I missed his name and company because I switched channels but this was the message;

the problem is all about debt, the Euro has nothing to do with it

I was waiting for some real questions from the interviewer like;

- did the corporations profit from the introduction of the euro because then it was profiled to be good for business?

- What did you do with the profits and how did the outsourcing/profits evolve in comparison with smaller business inside europe?

- How did you take profit of having a strong world currency to grow the corporations?

- Whas it also about privatizing everything the people have been paying for in the previous decades?

- isn't it obvious that all profits have been taken by few people and the most have been put into debt and their investments and savings were somewhere floating in this misty monetary system and for sure are taking water now?


Where are the questions?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:12 | 1390301 hambone
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I've been waiting for any interviewer to ask Big O or Geithner or Bernanke the following -

If two identical trains called debt and GDP leave NYC for Portland, OR and one is growing 4x's as fast as the other...and the faster the DEBT train goes the more it slows the GDP the fuck can the GDP train overtake the fast train and then go 2x's as fast to allow the retirement of some of the debt trains work???...How can debt growing at 10% and GDP growing at 2.5% (both of equivelant size) work out (and you need to answer the question within a 10yr more bending the curve 50yrs from now bullshit)?  What bout those unfunded liabilities (if you don't fund them, it's unfunded future growth), if you fund 'em is either taxation through the roof or inflation through the roof...or both. 

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:01 | 1390230 AldoHux_IV
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Like most clueless and out of touch dictators, he manipulates the truth and reality only to further his cause to sell his fellow country-men into the hands of his banking masters.  Debt to solve debt doesn't work-- it's basic and simple, but somehow he thinks they can continue to get away with economic genocide.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 16:58 | 1390237 Cdad
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I thought US politicians were bad with the blathering pablum.  Yikes, unless there is something lost in translation, these guys are even better at meaningless speak then their American rivals.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:07 | 1390284 Cdad
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Did Pap just say, "We have to face facts."  Really?  If he just said that, then that is a first.  Hmmm...would have thought the Euro would have registered that revelation.  Must have been filtered out by the HFT algo's as  

 <cntrl preposterous del + buy NFLX = jobs/reset/ continue long Euro fiat>

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:09 | 1390289 Cdad
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Did Pap just say, "The last thing the country needs now is elections."  Seriously?  Did he get that drift when he was outside on his smoke break?  

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:19 | 1390321 Cdad
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...and there goes the euro...its first little ding...

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:02 | 1390251 IdioTsincracY
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When everything else fails ... talk about meaningless historical facts!

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:06 | 1390258 AldoHux_IV
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He's more concerned with not letting down an insolvent system rather than helping his fellow countrymen-- what a traitor and scumsucker.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:07 | 1390271 Frank N. Beans
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does anyone know Greek sign language?

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:04 | 1390274 AldoHux_IV
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He's more concerned with not letting down an insolvent system rather than helping his fellow countrymen-- what a traitor and scumsucker.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:13 | 1390307 hambone
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Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:07 | 1390283 AldoHux_IV
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He's more concerned with not letting down an insolvent system rather than helping his fellow countrymen-- what a traitor and scumsucker.

Tue, 06/21/2011 - 17:13 | 1390310 hambone
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