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Cyprus Parliament Rejects European Bailout Proposal: Calls Germany's Bluff

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Just as we predicted yesterday, the Cyprus bailout vote has not passed parliament in a move that was merely there to force Germany's bluff.


What happens now, nobody knows. Prepare for a litany of very angry headlines out of the inner sanctum of Europe's despotic chambers. Hopefully Pisani can explain it all.


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Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:22 | 3348523 Agent P
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No bank tax for you!  Next!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:24 | 3348537 camaro68ss
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What a shit show

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:25 | 3348554 ZippyBananaPants
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Pisani is a tool

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:27 | 3348570 DJ Happy Ending
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Abstaining from a vote like this cracks me up. I wonder how they'll spin that in the future.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:29 | 3348607 SWCroaker
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Show of hands.  No names on record.  Finally, a glimmer of intelligence....

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:33 | 3348649 redpill
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Poor Brussels Eurocrats, every time they fix a problem these fucking peasants start VOTING on shit.  Don't they know their place?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:34 | 3348659 Divided States ...
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Someone pressed the Nitro button on the PPT trading desk...thats what happened

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:36 | 3348681 LawsofPhysics
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Indeed, but there is a POMO today, none tomorrow.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:37 | 3348695 Divided States ...
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Remember, they dont schedule POMOS on TWO occasions.

1) When Bernank is doing a speech (OR maybe Obummer as well)

2) When there is fudged jobs number coming out


Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:40 | 3348728 Thomas
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Cypriotically transmitted diseases (CTDs) forthcoming.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:08 | 3348871 King_Julian
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Can you get that from a toilet seat?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:14 | 3348928 cifo
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5 pages of user comments in less than an hour! Must be an internet record.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 21:08 | 3350579 mjcOH1
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"Abstaining from a vote like this cracks me up. I wonder how they'll spin that in the future."

Yes me can?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:41 | 3348733 LawsofPhysics
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business as usual, front-run accordingly.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:57 | 3348800 CClarity
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Will banks in Cyprus remain closed past the 2 days they said. Don't think they'll open tomorrow with no deal yet

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:59 | 3348806 CClarity
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Oops. 2x post

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348668 Half_A_Billion_...
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As germany drops the liquidity flows, these banks should collapse fast.  This means deal with Mother Russia very likely.  

Gold is standing by for liftoff.

Wonderful days.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:42 | 3348748 gmrpeabody
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You really need to address those skinny legs, girl.

That don't look healthy.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:45 | 3348770 THX 1178
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Depends on what yer into...

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:33 | 3349062 Spastica Rex
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If Mama Cass had shared half her sandwich with Karen Carpenter, would they both still be alive today?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:37 | 3349088 Almost Solvent
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Karen Carpenter is dead?


Oh wait, I'm thinking of that OTHER whore, Donny Osmond.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 17:55 | 3349763 BeaverFever
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No, he's into beastiality - calls it " Puppy Love"

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348627 ZerOhead
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Our European banksters have just avoided a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

That's why we call them Cypriots and not Cypridiots...

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:57 | 3348798 catacl1sm
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Been waiting for that one.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:33 | 3348645 MS7
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Well, at least they'll have a future.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:33 | 3348646 SDShack
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"Really Vlad, I didn't vote for it!" Cyrpus Paliament Member pleads with gun to head.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:12 | 3348906 cifo
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I honestly expected a link to the bigger photo of the legs :)

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:33 | 3348651 The Fonz...befo...
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Worked for junior senator Barack many key votes did he abstain from? Yet the dipshits still vote him in...

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:30 | 3348620 Cdad
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"Look, the important thing is in everyone's [bankers] interest to find a bailout solution for Cyprus.  This is the new financial model that has been embraced by central banks around the world.  Look, we're off our lows."  B. Pisani

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:36 | 3348680 TruthInSunshine
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 "Once this whole Cypress 'thing' is resolved cleanly, and the 'thingamabobs' affecting Japan, China, France, Italy, Spain, Ireland, Greece, Portugal are cleanly dealt with, it's smooth sailing for the REITs."

-- Bob "Tool of Choice of the Pump & Dumpers" Pisani

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:40 | 3348732 Cdad
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Brother Truth,

You forgot to say, "The important thing is..."

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:45 | 3348766 SheepDog-One
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The important thing is...only peons got hurt in this, elites are all safe!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:41 | 3348738 monopoly
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Zippy, I think you meant "fool". But they both describe this idiot.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:15 | 3348867 earleflorida
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CNBC is a dysfuctional toolbox... where all tools inside have absolutely no real-time functionality other than for a 'Graiglist',  'Antique Sell-a-T?on Auction'! Whence, finding a dusty cubby-hole in the Smithsonian archaic communication "Beta's and Dell-a-Phonic's?, has been!?

Category:  unrecyclable/ obsolescence

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:18 | 3348948 yogibear
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CNBS's Pis-on-mi is a mouthpeice for Wall Street and the banksters.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:54 | 3349183 El Oregonian
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Pisani is a toolish fool.


Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:26 | 3348564 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Potemkin Village is burning down, burning down, burning down...

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:37 | 3348690 akak
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Take the banksters and lock them up, lock them up, lock them up ....

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:25 | 3348543 Spider
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Proud of the Cypress people - screw those EU bankers!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:27 | 3348580 camaro68ss
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The banks always find a way to get the people to hold the bag last

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:53 | 3348775 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Sadists always congregate disproptionately where they can assert the most influence over others. The degree of sociopathology tends to also be related to how high they rise in the ranks. In an S&M lovefest both the sadists and masochists win. It is the normal people caught in the middle who lose.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:52 | 3348776 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:56 | 3348792 waterwitch
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How'd that work out in Iceland?  Love those island countries!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:18 | 3348952 earleflorida
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especially when, 'revenge is best served cold'!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:33 | 3348654 skistroni
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I tend to think that the Parliament puppets finally realised that they would never get elected again if they would vote for the confiscation, so they're playing tough. I wouldn't bet on bankers getting screwed in the end. 

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:45 | 3348767 TPTB_r_TBTF
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I tend to think that the parliament puppets fear for their lives.  You donT just up and confiscate russian deposits.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:05 | 3348840 walküre
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if the country is going broke, what the fuck do re-election chances matter anymore?

the puppets are voting to keep their life. nevermind a fucking re-election. if they live to see another day after this, they consider themselves blessed

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:33 | 3348658 Kirk2NCC1701
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"Ich bin ein Cypriot!"

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:27 | 3348587 SMG
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The Global Elite will make Cyprus pay dearly for this insolence. 

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:37 | 3348685 Kirk2NCC1701
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"You and what army?" -Shrek

The Bundeswehr?  The French Army?  LMFAO.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:07 | 3348859 walküre
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the US Army

US banks and US geopolitical interests are deep in this shit

IMF, ECB etc are US controlled puppet orgs.


Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:14 | 3348925 LawsofPhysics
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The U.S. is going to send troops to Cyprus?  LMFAO!!!!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:19 | 3348959 freshfart
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Just to observe and preserve the interests of peace n democracy.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:17 | 3348944 LFMayor
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Maybe DHS can take all their new MRAPS over there and restore order!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:03 | 3348830 LFMayor
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The Russian Mafia will make the EU banksters disappear. Sort of like all those "yea" votes just did.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:31 | 3348633 Sheeple Shepard
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So what now? Are they just gonna open the banks like nothing happened and watch deposits float away? If this is part of some grand plan im looking forward to the "reveal". Im starting to think this IS the end of the beggining and the beggining of the end. Peace

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348670 McMolotov
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I'm sure everyone has complete confidence in the banking system. This was just a speedbump, and now we can all move on to more pressing matters, like March Madness.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:58 | 3348712 Sheeple Shepard
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Farage's two pence worth.


*It appears to have been taken down. Seriously, it was an R.T interview with Nigel Farage and he tells the interviewer that everyone should take their money out of any of the P.I.I.G's banks A.S.A.P because more is coming down the line, and now its gone. WTF?


Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:01 | 3348818 ebworthen
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Great to hear Farage speak common sense (again) and say "theft" and "stealing", which it unquestioningly is.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:13 | 3348912 Nick Jihad
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Isn't it also theft, when you steal from taxpayers in order to bail out depositors of insolvent banks?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 16:45 | 3349413 thisandthat
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Well, you see, tax payers equates to low-pay, manual workers, aka proletarian, socialist scum, while depositors resounds more like upper, educated middle-class, so, well-mannered, respectable citizens, so, no, you just can't compare them...

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 17:42 | 3349672 Just Ice
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Exactly.  Call Germany's bluff??!!  Yeah, how dare you (Germans and company) come forward with moneybags for us that only covers 50 puckin percent instead of the whole tamale?

Germans should be totally outraged with their gubmint.  Yeah, the one that promised no bailout for Cypress.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:10 | 3348890 akarc
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A lot of take downs lately. From you tube to paste bin. Go to Cryptome chk out the government activity re the internet;. Scary

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:21 | 3348979 Global Hunter
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link was fine for me at 3:20pm EST, watching now thnx

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 16:17 | 3349283 The Heart
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Ditto. Works OK.

Good ol Nigel. He says, it is better to let the banks go bankrupt and for the bonds to default. This is the guy Europe needs as a leader. Wish we had one who could properly lead, instead of being the best puppet the banksters ever put on strings. Having the leadership in America like we have today, is like having a drunk Captain aboard the bridge of the Valdez. Anarchy now, anarchy later. Same same.

We are prolly maybe going to see some kind of deal come from this between Russia and Cyprus. Prolly going to give them lots of money for gas and oil drilling rights there. The EU is doing it's very best to drive these smaller countries into rich Russia's hands and control.

Sad, very sad also that the US govt is busy planning how to attack Syria or Iran, most likely Syria first, rather than dealing with the domestic problems the country faces, or trying to help any other country besides isreal. Even now they have launched some chemical weapons and are blaming it on Syria, when EVERYBODY knows that it is isreal that is responsible for this. The USA is harder at work making enemies in the world, than they are making friends. All part of the plan to demonize America for the coming world war. We can almost certainly expect some sort of false flag event to happen any day now to take the light off this Cyprus crash. This is looking more and more like the crack in the wall that the little boy cannot plug up. The dam is going to break out, and prolly sooner than expected. What's happening for sure is, people are waking up world-wide and seeing the evil bankster empire of dust for what it is. Evil. People plainly see the enemies of the world's people, and they are standing united more and more. Give thanks.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:02 | 3348820 tenpanhandle
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Their biggest mistake was to begin all this in the Ides of March instead of on April Fools Day.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348653 Fred Garvin
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Putin is now the Nemisis of the Cypress Parliment...

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:33 | 3348657 hampsterwheel
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wake me up when someone in a suit is shot or hung - until then, the banksters have this all figured out - they have a magic wand that turns black swans into seaguls that S**t money by the ton - yawn,,, they rule the world and defy gravity (until they don't)

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:37 | 3348700 rotagen
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What happens now is the eurocrat wanksters revert to the tried and true methods of stealing from the debt slaves: taxes, usury, and the occasional looting of real assets when the engineered collapse hits, wash rinse repeat.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:40 | 3348725 lotusblue
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Troika will fold entirely now. Euope wants that Cypriot GAS to have alittle leverage over Russia.What a Strategic Blunder ! Summers that Idiot thought tactical,he's a tool.

So,Cypriot Parliment votes No levy-Our market goes up ! This extra Pump by Fed not counted on.

Let's see what Italians do now ! It's slow motion train wreck.Every Deal must now be renegociated.

Question is-will it last to get Merkel voted back in-I don't think so !.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:44 | 3348762 Jayda1850
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#stand with Cyprus!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:23 | 3348527 Jason T
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this could be their response..

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:30 | 3348597 Dr. Richard Head
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Or this, "The hand that stole all of your funds now masturbates to the memory.  Fuck all of you."  I believe these are the words of Jamie Dimon, but I could be wrong.

Actually, just checked my sources and it was from a recently convicted high school shooter.  Potatoe pohtahtoe.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:23 | 3348535 Legolas
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Man up!  Do an Iceland on the EU !!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:26 | 3349019 tbd108
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Better yet, kick NATO out and invite Russia in. That would get the blood pressure up!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 16:38 | 3349349 The Heart
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"Better yet, kick NATO out and invite Russia in. That would get the blood pressure up!"

You have just stated a future call. The answer. If, and lets just go ahead and say, WHEN Russia takes over that part of the region from NATO, it could conceivably stop WORLD WAR THREE, which everyone world wide is hoping they can do. We are living in a time when the greatest danger to the world is the banksters that cause all this "cry havoc" around financial changer issues.

We have the evil isrealli apartheid nation that has just sworn in the nuttyyahoo again for the third time who's only reason for living is to abide by his masters the rottenchild banksters orders to start the final solution world war so they can dominate the world. Many tyrants have come and gone that have been created to work for this agenda. Many good people have been murdered by these evil banksters also in the agenda drive for world domination. When one looks at the events of today, does even a minimal of research and homework, all that is being expressed here easily comes in to the realm of possibilities.

We all hope for long life. We all hope for the best of the whole. All hands on deck as this is transpiring. We have other directions to watch for the banksters next well planned move. Is it going to be an American attack on innocent Syria? Will the mad dog isriel do something for the rothschild bankster empire of dust to start the final solution world war to take the attention away from Cyprus?

Extra Credit Listen for the day. Alex Jones with Lyndon Larouche today:

All eyes on the horizon mates, thar be rough seas ahead.

Bless you world.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:24 | 3348538 Jayda1850
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Balls in your court, you fucking brussels scum!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:37 | 3348692 Rogue Trooper
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We can sing-a-long to Alexander Buinov's immortal tribute to the VDV!!!

Has they rain down on Brussels... I would cheer them on!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:24 | 3348539 Id fight Gandhi
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So it's all "fixed" and time to rally?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:30 | 3348615 McMolotov
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Balls to the wall, rally on.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:02 | 3348819 squid virtuous
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Cue Maria : "And entering the final shhtretch, we're well off the lows"

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:24 | 3348540 mdtrader
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What happens now? Markets go green?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:32 | 3349053 holgerdanske
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Yes, maybe for a while. You see these traders are not the fastest!

It takes awhile for reality to be digested. If they were clever, they would not be able to handle the pressure.


Once one of them gets his brains in gear, he will find that:

the damage has been done

the deposits will melt come Thursday, Friday, next week, next month or whatever

the Germans will provide "liquidity", the hands are already stretched out from the other bankrupt countries

the first member will leave the Eurozone, and introduce local currency, and improve fast

others will join

the Eurozone has lost one star, the first of more to come


Well, if that is green in your book, then green it will be!!





Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:25 | 3348545 DavidC
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Good for them. May we now get more telling the bankers where to go - this is a problem of the banks and leverage, NOT the taxpayers.


Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:25 | 3348546 insanelysane
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The politicians that abstain deserve a punch in the face and a kick in the nuts.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:25 | 3348548 FieldingMellish
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Makes no difference. Damage has been done already. Fuckers will do anything to keep the ball rolling.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:25 | 3348550 Byte Me
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(For windbags)

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:25 | 3348553 Bunga Bunga
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They got letters from Moscow.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:32 | 3348636 Kirk2NCC1701
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Cyprus gambit:  Pawn takes Queen!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:20 | 3348955 tenpanhandle
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Vatican gambit:  Bishop takes pawn in the rear!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:26 | 3348559 Troy Ounce
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Green shoots on Cypresses!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:26 | 3348562 Troy Ounce
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Green shoots on Cypresses!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:26 | 3348566 No Euros please...
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C'mon, this is the EU. You really think that's going to be allowed? It'll either be a re-vote or GS will be taking over.

Just hope the GS candidate has a Russian umbrella with his name on it.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:26 | 3348568 Rusty Shorts
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Greatest rant of all time...DIE MOTHERFUCKERS

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:26 | 3348569 tony bonn
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such a refreshing outcome - greece would have folded long ago....

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:27 | 3348584 Edward Fiatski
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THIS IS SPARTA! This is Iceland!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:26 | 3348571 Edward Fiatski
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Back at you, Germany. Fucking DoucheBank probably insolvent, since it's over-leveraged as hell, and they wanted deposit flight to the core ASAP.


Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:26 | 3348572 FuzzyDunlop21
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all bad news is out. time to close green

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:26 | 3348576 kito
Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:27 | 3348577 q99x2
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Start offereing sales of items in bitcoins just to fuck with them.

Exit the EU. You certainly don't need terrorist banksters with all that gas offshore. What the fuck you doing over there. Go Iceland on the pricks. Arrest the bankster and begin GS prosecutions.

And don't forget to keep up the good work.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:31 | 3348578 mdtrader
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Cypriot savers lose 95% instead of 10%??? No bailout = country/banks bust.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:31 | 3348635 insanelysane
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The money is/was already gone.  It just comes down to when you "realize" the loss.  In the US, our politicians, repub and dems, choose to realize the loss in the future.  That will be the same time they will cut spending and work to reduce the deficit.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:46 | 3348667 Joe A
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Last week 4.5 billion Euro left the country, mostly of Russian Maffia and Cypriot politicians. Cyprus should sell off part of its oil and gas reserves. That will bring in some cash.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:38 | 3348686 new game
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but they have a future

one if by land two if by sea

obviously you did as you were told...

reply to 10 % vs 50 % devalue below

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:43 | 3348727 SDShack
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mdtrader, you've bought the false paradigm the bankers want you to buy. That's how they do it. It's called extortion. You were only given 2 alternatives to choose from. Bad (-10%) or worse (-100%). The fact is the alternatives were dreamed up by the bankers for the bankers. You were never given the choices that died in the dark smoke filled back room. Now those choices will surface. Cyprus has learned to play the game on their terms, not the banker terms. That is the only way to beat them. Don't play the game by their rules. Will there be pain and retriburion for what Cyrpus has done? Of course. But they have control over that pain now. Just wait, soon you will see the bankers revert to their real nature. They are cannibals. They will start eating their own now that they can't rape the people.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:28 | 3349028 Nick Jihad
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Well, don't leave us hanging. Tell us your brilliant plan how Cyprus can re-open their banks, without money from the EU.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:02 | 3348783 Kirk2NCC1701
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Dear New Fight Club Players, 

Let's go back to basics:  The WHOLE purpose of The Game (officially known as "FRB + fiat currency" is to create this National and International "Monopoly" game, whereby...

   1. Confetti money and paper debt is created by a select/chosen few,

   2. They get everyone else to play their game (using their tokens & rules) at their crap table

   3. Let everyone go deeper & deeper into the (Debt) Game, till

   4. The House wins, and gets the Players' Real Stuff for the Dealers' Contrived Stuff.

Cyprus is at #3 right now, and should walk away from the Crap table.  The Dealers (and you - 'Et tu Brutus?') want them to stay until #4.


/I'm here all week.  Try the free drinks and cheese cake.  Now I'm off for blo, and surf & turf.  /s

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:27 | 3348579 IridiumRebel
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Cramer says its ok. BA BA BOOYAH!!!! Buying AAPL now. MOAR stocks for my portfolio. Bullish.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:27 | 3348582 Frank N. Beans
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Germany (ECB) will now have to cough up the whole amount needed for the bailout. 

But will they?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:37 | 3348694 Id fight Gandhi
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Of course they will. And the German people will get madder.

Keep the status quo going. Compound the problem.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:58 | 3348807 SDShack
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I don't think so. Merkel's party lost big a few weeks ago. That was a huge slap to her face. She knows the German people are fed up with being taxed to bail out Southen Europe's deficit spending and Germany only getting a recession in return. She knows she is finished unless she changes that trajectory. This deposit theft plan was hatched months ago before Italy voted but was put on hold to try to sway the Italians to vote for the bankers. It didn't work. Now Cyprus has said Nein. The winds of change are blowing hard against Merkel. This was her signal to the EU that real pain is coming to just keep kicking the can. Otherwise it's every country for themselves. The German Election in September is going to epic, unless the EU unravels before then. 

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:37 | 3349093 Nick Jihad
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"deposit theft plan" is a distortion.  The original plan was to haircut deposits over 100K, which were _never_ guaranteed in the first place. Anyone with deposits over the guarantee limit, in a bank based in Cyprus of all places (GDB similar to the state of Vermont ?), should consider themselves lucky if they manage to come away with 85% plus equity.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:35 | 3349074 tbd108
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Or better yet, "have" they?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:28 | 3348593 Bam_Man
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The ball is now firmly in the Russians' court.

Russia must provide the bail-out bucks or their ex-KGB oligarchs lose 100% (or close to it).

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:31 | 3348623 holgerdanske
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They will bail out themselves. Getting money is not a problem when you own the printer. Ask the Americans, they know.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:29 | 3348601 timbo_em
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Not sure whether Germania, Austria et al. were bluffing at all.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348671 magpie
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Sanctions will be announced shortly ?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:29 | 3348609 holgerdanske
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Was that a big fat finger at the Germans.!


I think so.


No love lost between the Russians and the Germans.


Things are getting interesting! Next step default? Can't be much else, or the Germans will come to the rescue.

Problem is Spain, Italy and France are lining up behind, not to forget Greece.

Something gotta break!!


Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:36 | 3348684 SmallerGovNow2
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Or Russia comes to the rescue and a new partnership...

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:36 | 3349079 holgerdanske
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Comrade! I have a bizznezz idea you find it hard to ignorr!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:05 | 3348836 ebworthen
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Just wait until next Winter when Northern Europe needs Russian Natural Gas to keep from freezing.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:30 | 3348612 insidious
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Why (or at least I've missed it) haven't people been talking about arresting the Cypriot banking executives and board members, replacing them with administers focused on ensuring only basic functions of the banking system and initiating a special prosecutor to find out why the Cypriot banks are in the mess they are in?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:38 | 3348703 Id fight Gandhi
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Bankers don't get arrested, only people who protest their crimes do.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:05 | 3348835 SDShack
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Ah yes, now you are beginning to understand. The only choices before were false choices dreamed up by the bankers for the bankers. Now the choices that died in the smoke filled back room will start to surface. There were never only 2 alternatives -10% (Bad) or -100% (Worse). The bankers made those rules to screw the people and enrich themselves. Now the people are having a say. Will there be suffering? Of course. But if the bankers now think they won't share in the pain, they are deluding themselves. Right now you can bet they are looking at each other and deciding who will survive and who won't. They are cannibals, and you will see evidence of it soon now that they know they can't rape the people.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:30 | 3348616 Kirk2NCC1701
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Angela becomes Putin's 'bitch'.  She may like it.  A real man!  ;-)

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:32 | 3348639 Edward Fiatski
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As long as it's hardcore latex sado-maso, it'll pass the sniff test.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:38 | 3348706 NoTTD
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Make her smell the glove.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:32 | 3348624 slightlyskeptical
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I think I will reward Cyprus by taking a vacation there.


I'll be bringing my own cash though.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:32 | 3348625 Kaiser Sousa
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its all coming apart the way we always knew it would though perhaps a little faster thatn even we would have predicted...

but let me say that I smile today as the fall of the debt based currency paradigm is unmistakingly & clearly upon us.....

Buy Physical Gold & Silver.............

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:31 | 3348632 Smuckers
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Swiper no swiping, swiper no swiping, swiper no swiping!


Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:38 | 3348702 ParkAveFlasher
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My 3-year-old understands this comment, and oddly enough, in the same vein, understands the entire spectrum of global macro financial banking anomalous currency flow as well.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:39 | 3348717 Id fight Gandhi
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I'm the map, I'm the map, I'm the map...

Can you find Cyprus?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:32 | 3348640 jubber
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and we're rallying !

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:37 | 3348693 fuu
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<--- Green by close

<--- Red by close

Pick your market

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:53 | 3348778 Rip van Wrinkle
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Sell the rumour, buy the news.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:32 | 3348641 Dr. Kenneth Noi...
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Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:32 | 3348642 crash_davis
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who has sold credit default swaps on cypriot banks?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:34 | 3348662 falak pema
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One fish went rotten...

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348666 MagicHandPuppet
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I guess the horse heads in the Cypriot politicians' beds worked like a charm.  Something tells me that the Russians will lean even harder on the ECB bankercrats who know not what they do.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348669 Rusty Shorts
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I don't get, I mean geeesh, the Cyprus banks passed the stress test just 18 months ago...what happened???

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:36 | 3348687 Racer
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The stressless tests you mean

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348676 Bam_Man
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Cyprus, Shmyprus.

Ramp the close, dammit!

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348677 Racer
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And the HFTs love it

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:35 | 3348678 Joe A
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They said "Nein!"

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:37 | 3348691 NoTTD
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Sic sempre tyrannus.


Let freedom ring, baby.

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:38 | 3348705 Yikes
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Okay, so when do the banks open up again?

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:41 | 3348737 RSBriggs
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That's the bad news...  Never....

Tue, 03/19/2013 - 14:43 | 3348753 helping_friendl...
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f-ing Thursday.......a loan sharks wet cash to be had anywhere except the Jew who caused all this greif and the vig is only 2500 bps.

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