Guns Are The New Greece

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Just over a year ago:


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How the times change. Does this mean that the ECB now accepts 44 caliber hollow points as Tier 1 collateral?

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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 18:56 | 3076480 The Shootist
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LOL -what will Smith & Wesson and Ruger do with all the cash they're raking in? They'll have to shove it under the mattress I guess.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 18:59 | 3076511 otto skorzeny
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their stocks have been pretty beat up for the last few days. may have seen their highs for awhile

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:02 | 3076526 The Gooch
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The difference between owning "stocks" and "stock" is important here.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:47 | 3076974 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Does this mean that the ECB now accepts 44 caliber hollow points as Tier 1 collateral?

Speaking pragmatically, it appears that, absent the presence of collateral-proof glass and/or the deployment of Tier 1 anti-collateral vests, the de facto policy at all banks is likely to be one of acceptance.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:51 | 3077150 TBT or not TBT
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Well, the other problem is the uh, metric system.   

Millimeters, folks, unless you are talking some old brit caliber.  Excuse me, calibre.   Or is it calibur.   Calibour?    Anywhoo.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:44 | 3076762 CH1
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But the military industrial complex is still Holy, right?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:04 | 3076828 The Gooch
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I think you meant "wholly".

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:08 | 3076843 Uncle Remus
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depnding on your perspective, "Holy" works.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:19 | 3076875 The Gooch
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Interesting times.

Holy City

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:52 | 3076992 j0nx
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Not for long. Money talks. Bullshit walks. When the sales figures come in next month we will see how long their stock stays low. The morality of 99 out of 100 people goes right the fuck out the window when there's money to be made. Something also tells me that 99% of CONgress critters are invested in gun stocks. I'd love to see Pelosi's portfolio...

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:42 | 3076743 Slightly Insane
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Nawww,  Bill Ruger and the holding company for S&W should be establishing a "new" cartridge company.  Do you know that they can't keep ammunition on the shelves.  It's the new "gold".  I would expect Bill Ruger to develop their own holsters for carry conceal, and a new line of Ruger appearal called "Bullet Proof" made from Kevlar.  Everyone, and I mean every sane person will come to realize that the police force in the US of A is incapable of providing a modicum of protection and that everyone's safety is a "personal responsibility".  If you wish to remain a "non-hostage", you will elect to arm and educate yourself.  When God is stripped from the schools and every public and government institution .... you can expect that crazy a-holes will attempt to either hurt you or the ones you love, and the proper response .... well you know what it is. 

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:02 | 3076819 Freddie
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Huh?  Bill Ruger?  Is this the son of the old man who passed away?  When the old man passed awaay - the company expanded their line up to carry pistols and AR 15s. Old man Ruger made a mistake by staying out of those markets to avoid regulatory hassle.  They have done very well with the expanded product line.

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 10:52 | 3078462 aerojet
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What the fuck did not allowing religious worship in schools have to do with a deranged person killing some people at a school?  Do you read what you write and how crazy it sounds?  If you want to rant about "gun-free zones" that's spot on, but then making some crazy segue into religion just paints you as a nutjob.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:43 | 3076747 ACP
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I'd take .44 HP over a Greek Bond any day. And I don't even own a .44.

Now that I read what I just wrote, it actually sounds kind of like some weird sex thing.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:06 | 3076839 Uncle Remus
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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:06 | 3076836 Freddie
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God forbid that Met Life might invest in manufacturing companies that create jobs.  Better to invest in paper pushing fraud companies that create nothing.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:17 | 3077069 ball-and-chain
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I don't own a gun.

My wife has a temper.

I'm afraid she'll blow my head off.

But what's to prevent her from impaling with a butcher knife?

I see both sides of the argument.


Wed, 12/19/2012 - 10:52 | 3078471 aerojet
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Tell that biatch to go make you a sandwich.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 18:54 | 3076489 HedgeAccordingly
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BTFD ? .... kass is long. gundlach is in cash, who knows.

jeffry calm like cucumber

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:01 | 3076520 otto skorzeny
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the dip of what?gold?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:13 | 3076588 knukles
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Cramer's buying accounting firms...

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 18:56 | 3076494 buzzsaw99
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i guess it is still too early for the shoots through schools johnny dangerously video clip?

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 18:58 | 3076508 buzzsaw99
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what the hell, the 88 MAGNUM bitchez

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:00 | 3076514 Conman
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How soon till we get this headline?


Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:14 | 3076591 spastic_colon
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never order for the greece and guns announcement, the following conversation happened.


POTUS et. Al - "in order to continue to recieve federal funds etc. you need to renounce Greek Bonds


....rinse and repeat with anything you want instead of Greek Bonds.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:01 | 3077020 Tsunami Wave
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Ahhh MetLife... my former employer.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:02 | 3076522 Neethgie
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So it just proves they are stupid, look it might not exactly be clear cut and ethical, but having no exposure is cutting off a money maker, its only like porn..

With obama's reelection the talk of gun control, id expect people to rush and buy MORE with anticipation.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:04 | 3076534 Rainman
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MetLife is in the life insurance biz. Moar guns = moar suicides = moar exercise of suicide clause = MOAR PROFIT. I don't get it.



Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:10 | 3076539 Dr. Engali
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Met life .. We have no exposure to gun manufacturers because the drone manufacturing is where the money is.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:15 | 3076608 kill switch
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Doc, it's nice to see that you keep things in prospective!! fucking drones joy sticked by Adam Lanza types..


The kill wsitch

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 10:53 | 3078484 aerojet
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Exactly--such nonsense since tobacco and automobiles kill way more people than guns do. 

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:15 | 3076603 unrulian
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buy physical guns

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:28 | 3076693 CB
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What?!? A gun is insurance.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:07 | 3076832 Freddie
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I have told many people that many times.  It is insurance against tyranny or a liberty tax that anyone sane woulld gladly pay.

Sadly, I lost my guns in a boating accidents.  Guns are also scary to me like spiders.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 21:53 | 3077155 TBT or not TBT
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What about SPDR spiders?    Any of those you like?   TBT?   not TBT?, that is the question.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:30 | 3076701 Dr. Engali
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Stupid ass sheep , and they wonder why this country doesn't make anything. If its not the money grubbers squeezing every dime out of a company it's the dumb fuck activists chasing them out of town. Who in the hell do they think makes the guns that are supplied to the police and military? The gun fairy? Stupid sheep deserve what they get.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 19:48 | 3076775 fuu
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Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:00 | 3076811 el Gallinazo
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"Does this mean that the ECB now accepts 44 caliber hollow points as Tier 1 collateral?"


Not to be too picky, but Fatherland Security bought over a billion rounds of .40 HP to blow the nuts off the American citizen.  Let's do the math.  If you figute there are 300 million of us and half are male, then they only have to blow two sets of nuts off per clip.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:03 | 3076826 The Miser
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If you think guns are an issue, how about registering gold buyers and sellers?

Of course, it is because of gold theft.,0,1746301.story

Sounds like they want to know where all the gold is.  The U.S confiscated gold in the depression and paid the owners about $20.00 an ounce before setting the gold standard at $32.00 per ounce.   Something else to worry about.



Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:08 | 3076844 Freddie
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He is just like FDR (and stalin, chavez & mugabe).

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:17 | 3076831 lizzy36
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What about Drone Manufacturers?

Because drones have killed more innocent children (granted, brown ones) under Obama (nobel peace prize winner), than all these mass shootings combined.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:22 | 3076893 I am a Man I am...
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I bought Smith and Wesson today at 7.85.  Not great timing, could've got it cheaper.  Ruger is yielding 3.4% and is pretty cheap, down 8%.  Would have bought both but dumped so much money in Apple at 510 ran out of trading money.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:32 | 3076937 smacker
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If the Greeks had any sense they'd have realised three years ago when their country first went bankrupt that the only solution (or at least their only satisfaction) to national destruction and eternal poverty caused by totally corrupt political elites (who have siphoned off public money to Swiss bank accounts), is to stock up with arms and ammo to defend themselves from the madness that has engulfed the EuroZone. Rioting on the streets and throwing stones at heavily armed police that surround parliament is having little effect.

Tue, 12/18/2012 - 20:58 | 3077008 booboo
Tue, 12/18/2012 - 23:32 | 3077449 Pascal1967
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Fuck MetLife! I won't divulge who the asshole there is, but his initials are: "Steve Smoak". Hey, Dickwad, pay up, sucka! You stilll owe me a lot of money.

Help out a friend and don't buy any of their bullshit products. Thank you for allowing me to vent. I feel so much better. :o)

Wed, 12/19/2012 - 09:19 | 3078064 TrumpXVI
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guns are icky

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