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ANaToMY oF FeAR...EuRoPean STYLe

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Do you remember this picture? I do and I'm sure you do as well. It has been all down hill from there hasn't it.

If you don't do this or that, terrible, ugly, horrendous, unfathomable things are going to happen and the blood will all be on your hands. Not the bankers, not the politicians, not the central bankers, not the regulators, not the good little austere sheeple.

This is not simply moral hazard.  It is financial extortion and we allowed it to start in America. Now it is polluting the rest of of the world. 

American capitalism Wall Street style is what it is, this is the monstrosity that is hijacking the world economy. 

We have been listening to this dramatic apocalyptic drone for months, years already and now, during the next 24 hours or so, the cacophony of fear will once again rise to an operatic crescendo.

Something tells me the people who vultured up this crappy Greek paper from the European banks and insurance companies during the past year do not fancy themselves as saviours of the world.

The evil hedge fund speculators should be digging in for another healthy round of financial xenophobia and Euro villification.  

'Break a leg' is an idiom with dual meanings, both  fully applicable in the current situation depending on your perspective. As the French say: 'Merde' (Shit)











La Bomba is looking quite fried
To his own people he's lied
They long to be free
But when will that be?
The day that his music has died

The Limerick King






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Thu, 03/08/2012 - 02:38 | 2235007 Trifecta Man
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He came dancing across the water
With his peace prize and his guns
Looking for the old world
In that palace in the sun.

On the golf course laid the Debt BrO
With his coca leaves and pearls
In his halls he often wondered
With the secrets of the worlds.

And his subjects
Gathered 'round him
Like the leaves around a tree
In their clothes of many colors
For the angry gods to see.

And the women all were beautiful
And the men stood
Straight and strong
They offered life in sacrifice
So the 1% goes on.

Hate was just a weapon
And war was waged by drones
The evil worked together
So many would be stoned.

They carried them
To the flatlands
And they lied along the way
And they tore down
With their bare hands
What we still can't kill today.

And I know she's leaving there
And she fears me to this day
I still can't remember when
Or how I lost my way.

He came dancing across the water
Debt BrO, Debt BrO
What a killer.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 22:32 | 2234518 blindman
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Fall Of The Republic: The Presidency Of Barack Obama

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:05 | 2234354 williambanzai7
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Slightly Off Topic: There will be a World War before the Fed ever audits the gold in its vaults.

One day it will be known that all of these problems are tied together at the Fed.

The banking system is a giant Ponzi scheme and that is no exaggeration.

They can light their hair on fire and threaten as many wars as they want, it's all one big misdirection.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 22:17 | 2234493 old naughty
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...and they can ask to have them back; or send in auditors...

but, there's no but...we are the only central [planning] bank on this part of the universe, so tell them to fo.

Thanks for sharing the awesom visual again, WB.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:46 | 2234316 blindman
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George Washington Resembling Chicken McNugget Sold For $8,100
George Carlin: Death Penalty for Bankers
Posted on March 7, 2012 by maxkeiser
06 March 2012
The Failure of the Current Banking Model and the Deliberate Mispricing of Risk For Personal Gain

Propaganda Wars : Our Version – Risk Weighted Lies. 1
By Golem XIV
February 28, 2012
"What scares the banks is any criticism that goes beyond claims of greed or fraud or even incompetence, and instead questions the system itself. The sanctity and perfection of the system and its right to ‘regulate’ itself, is what they are totally committed to protect. The system is what gives them their status and wealth. Question that and you threaten them where they are vulnerable.

It seems to me therefore that it is high time we questioned not just the probity, or even the solvency of the big global banks but their very intellectual foundation. It is time for us to wrench back the initiative from the banks. The financial elite have spent all this last year rewriting history so that blame for the banking crisis has been turned away from them and laid instead at the door of ‘people’ and then entire nations who ‘took’ on debts they coudn’t afford.

It is time to counter-attack and make the case, that it was and is the way that banks and banking go about their normal business that caused this crisis and are still causing it. We have to show that it was not a break down in an otherwise fine system which caused this crisis but that it was a result and consequence of a system which is an utter failure at doing what it prides itself most on being able to do – managing risk. Not just a onetime failure but a systemic failure which presents an on-going danger to the rest of us.

So let’s be clear. There is no systemic risk at all in welfare spending, no matter how large it becomes, for the simple reason that there is no surprise in welfare spending. It does not jump out at you unexpectedly. Welfare and social spending are a slow moving behemoths that can be seen coming for decades ahead. The only danger is they will trample you to death if you are stupid enough to stand there for decades listening, slack jawed, to the competing teams of witless cretins whose flatulent play-acting is all that remains of our political process.

There is, I suggest, a very clear, present and on-going systemic risk and danger from global banking. It was, after all, banking not welfare which gave us the phrase ‘systemic risk’. Bankers deal in risk. The welfare state deals in…welfare. Like it or loath it, there is no ‘risk’ in welfare or in social spending. They are linear and entirely predictable problems. Banking on the other hand not only deals in risk, it manufactures it. Risk is what bankers bank on."
ps. !

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:06 | 2234361 andyupnorth
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That's deep...


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 22:22 | 2234500 blindman
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here a mcnugget link that still works.
crazy daze

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:29 | 2234272 General Debility
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I love the Bernanke's whiskers on the paper bag. Reminds me of the Beagle Boys.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:27 | 2234267 mendolover
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:29 | 2234409 blindman
Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:58 | 2234344 williambanzai7
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Tnx for the link, that's an interesting web site.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:20 | 2234250 Tompooz
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Carrying 6 50kg gold bars on your shoulder while treading water is quite a feat. Since they are from the good ship Fed, they must be hollow.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:43 | 2234102 Comay Mierda
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Banzai you are a fucking genius

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:41 | 2234096 The Heart
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Mr. Bill, not only are your artistic works exceptionally unique and quite entertaining, but you also have a great way of putting things into words.

Visual Combat Art for the 21st century.

As always, many thanks for all your good Works.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:02 | 2233969 falak pema
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Any day the FED gets attacked by bimbos like that the price of gold will go sky high. No silicone there, no QE, pure gold.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:58 | 2233725 eddiebe
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I always look at your posts and appreciate them, but I don't get the last picture in this series. What are the people in the foreground doing? Where are they getting the ( gold ) bricks from? What's up with the guy that has the roll of ( toilet )paper on his arm? And then the babes, are they placing bombs?      Nice picture, I guess I'm too dense to get it..

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:40 | 2234305 williambanzai7
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The primary thus is hot Asian women for a deprived audience. ;-)

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 01:31 | 2234908 Piranhanoia
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Delicious half naked women taping brains on the side of the Ship o' Fed to help it fight off the next pirate attack?

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:44 | 2233653 Golden monkey
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Who's that fucker man http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeJDUfkJ0Xs



Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:45 | 2233647 Golden monkey
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Well, the "dramatic apocalyptic drone" missed me Banzai7 but they got some folks at the funerals man.


My ass is next; I'm movin now man.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:27 | 2233601 williambanzai7
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I forgot to give Mitt his victory lap...


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 18:57 | 2233939 Wakanda
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It ain't over 'til it's over.

The fat lady has not yet sung...

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:25 | 2233590 trilliontroll
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but may reality will go beyond your imagination


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:07 | 2233562 Goldilocks
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The Beatles - Piggies
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXdKlpBOvs0 (2:07)

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:19 | 2233555 Nobody For President
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"Nien" = outrageous!

A 2012 'Scream' for sure.

Thumbs waaaay up.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:14 | 2233533 AbruptlyKawaii
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bill do a piece on "sabu" the rat from lulzsec and annon he deserves it ...but maybe you don't agree with me....i think lulzsec is a joke i said so before so is annonymous so is wikileaks...would take balls to go against one's own thoughts...but they were not serious to begin with...really they show how desperate we are for something, anything

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:16 | 2233539 williambanzai7
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As a New Yorker, I hate rats.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 18:14 | 2233798 sIewie the pi-rat
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Wed, 03/07/2012 - 18:40 | 2233553 AbruptlyKawaii
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grew up in jackson hts queens, the roaches were as big as some rats (in my mind anyway), i hate flying roaches!

nascar mitt LMAO so good


(slewie bin wachin u since u been here u rok)

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:09 | 2233520 resurger
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I wish!!

but they wont let the fear kick in when the Americans are involved - i.e the TBTF

 logic is at discount and bullshit is at premium!


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 17:02 | 2233503 mayhem_korner
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You are resourceful beyond words, WB7.  "It" is 5-star.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:03 | 2233972 CompassionateFascist
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"The Scream". Never understood that painting before. Now I do.

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