Caption Contest: The Four Horsemen Arrive

Tyler Durden's picture

The four horsemen of the Eurocalypse arrived in Dublin Castle today. If we were the 6 (yes, only 6) tons of official Irish gold holdings, we would be worried. Very worried.

And as a bonus, here is Sudoku Schauble: because forcing sovereign states to sell you their gold at firesale prices is exhausting work.

h/t Ronan

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SilverRhino's picture

Damn, where's an IRA shooter when you need one? 

ParkAveFlasher's picture

IRA shooters had kids, who now comprise the largest market in the world for spray-tanning products.

Pinto Currency's picture


Based on their track record of failure and coercion, these rejects should be run out of town.

Dr Paul Krugman's picture

At least the don't think gold will save the euro.

How are all the gold bugs feeling now that the price of their precious rock is down $80 on the day?

Spider's picture

I have a feeling something big will happen this weekend - hence the $80 takedown in gold

Pinto Currency's picture

Krug, a quick education.

Gold is a metal not a rock and it has a 5,000 year history of market choice as money.

Paper fiat money in the West is a 100 year old attempt by governments (and economists) to fight the market.

Game over.

Spider's picture

Let me add the argument for silver - production costs for 2012 clsoe to $24 per ounce.  Not much further to go before you hit the production cost floor - i'll buy my physical now before the govt confiscates the ETF silver..

Pinto Currency's picture


Like a bolt of lightning, akak you have suddenly clarrified the origin of Obama's economic policy to me.  Thanks!

francis_sawyer's picture



'Survey SAID!'...

toys for tits's picture

Why does Dr. Krugman only have sex while lying on his back?






Because he can only fuck up.

JPM Hater001's picture

"To the question - Did my stash arrive... according to my iPad not yet."

I am more equal than others's picture

Caption contest entry:


Are you telling use Dr Paul Krugman is a founding member of NAMBL?

Supernova Born's picture

Krug, they kept quoting you on Bloomberg Europe last night:

The Internet's impact on the economy will be no greater than the fax machine's. Krug 1998


ghandi's picture

Suck on dem nutz good, boy!

prains's picture

Is this the new cast for Monty Python ??

monad's picture

These are the cauc finalists for Upper Class Twit of the Year.

THE DORK OF CORK's picture

Doom depends on where you live I guess.


If you live on a island in this currency union .....................well you are dead meat.


Extraction is so easy.

As our former late finance minister said before he checked out after doing his duty.

"We are a island." (he had keen powers of observation)


This is Irish & Scottish clearance like stuff.

We have seen this movie before and I am afraid its the same banks really.


They wish to drive these islands into extreme surplus so that they can eat all the  pies.

Its how England became the first Industrial giant .....remember ?


The gold is flowing to England again.

The physical trade in goods data is pointing  , no screaming in that direction.


The EU is not what it seems.

JonNadler's picture

 Jon Nadler

 Paul Krugman


best troll?



Pinto Currency's picture


Krug - you are very helpful in drawing out facts.  Please keep up the trolling work, so much information would remain lost in the noise without you.

monad's picture

The EU seems like the Norman conquest. except the Normans got to Ireland last and Islam wasn't waiting for sloppy seconds.

THE DORK OF CORK's picture


It more of a Tudor thingy.

monad's picture

Then your best option is to knock up all their wives & daughters.

WhiteNight123129's picture

The Gold price manipulation has been documented in 1965, in 1917, in 1933 in the 1970s and in China Silver before the monetary reform of 1935.

Do not ask me to put the records on because you are going to get wacked in shame publicly on that blog.

I am not sure Gold is manipulated rather than following both the hard and soft commodity recent plunge.

But if I were you I would not bet that Keynesianism miracle of the UK post world war II does not have the same consequence in the US then in Britain.

You know very well what monetary base expansion does in the long run, so due Kenneth Rogoff.

The only reason that we have not much inflation is because credit contracts while money expands, one offsetting the other. There are two means of payment credit and money. If we were in Gold standard and if base money was not expandable we would have a huuuuugge price plunge.




NotApplicable's picture

Stop that!

Why do you people constantly engage with the fucking trolls? Which part of lose-lose do you not understand?

You know, it's not so much that trolls ruin threads, but those who insist upon empowering them.

Oh... never mind, I'll just leave now. Feed the trolls till your blood boils if it makes you feel better (which it won't).

Dr Paul Krugman's picture

And you having nothing better to do than be power hungry and tell everybody what to do and how to think.

11b40's picture

As I used to hear in the school takes one to know one, and you ought to know.

NoDebt's picture

Are the Hedgies starting to get to you, Fake Doc?  Is that a bit of anger I hear in your typing? 

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

You slippery eel, you.  You cherry-pick your talking points (like any good PR agent or politician), but avoid answering REAL questions.  E.g. in a prior posting about the Tunnel People, you stated something about job training & creation.

1. Some of these already had all the education & training at their last jobs, before the likes of Romney dumped them, and health care costs and foreclosures ruined them.

2. I told you in response that, given today's tech, machines and computers, we really do NOT need as many people to maintain the productivity & lifestyle for the rest.

I'd like an answer please.  Don't make me beg, Paul!  Or I'll sick Sulu on your butt.  And he'd do it too.  ;-)

Temporalist's picture

Funny you accuse me of being emotional and you're going off in every article.  I was mocking someone at least.  I love the trolls.  They are my pets.  If I don't feed them they will find another owner and I can't have that.  I especially like the trolls that post links to websites in small obscure countries because I couldn't figure out not to click on them beforehand.  And I like that the special trolls open accounts and wait a long time and post infrequently to remain stealthy but I know who they are and they will be my pet too.

toady's picture

I'm with you, but not for the same reasons. I actually hate the trolls that do what you say you like.

I'm partial to the high quality troll here on ZH. They provide the counterpoint to what can become too much gold, guns, republican glad handing.

But they have to be sharp, be able to do point/counter point or put out a ridiculous manifesto and walk away. When it degrades to one word responses like the 'doom' above it's just tiresome.

SilverIsKing's picture

"Just a little bit more and we'll be at our buy price."

The Heart's picture

"Gold is a metal not a rock and it has a 5,000 year history of market choice as money."

Off the wall vision number 382,678,084.5:

Everybody trades with rocks, therefore everybody has plenty of riches, or that which they call valuable. Lots of rocks everywhere for everyone...carry all you want. Barter is the economy, trades and hands are at work, Truth and Justice it's Siamese-twin brothers stand by all sides. No paper butt to wipe with please.

Back to the game at hand.

justinius1969's picture

it can stll go down my friend.. reverse your truck when it sells off to $1000

scatterbrains's picture

speaking of doom there's something strange about this market.  I'm staring and staring and don't know what to make of it.  Would appreciate your expertise in helping me understand this..


The Heart's picture

"Would appreciate your expertise in helping me understand this.."

Answer: Chaos ala Orwell and nutzy money god puppetmasters gone out of control.

2+2=*246,847,80,2,5689,23-43,07.96,89374,5.568,33.999 Euros.

Eazy peazy.

Dr Paul Krugman's picture

You gold bugs and bitcoiners will have to keep telling yourselves how smart you are because there is no rationale other than your fear of the future holding together your theories.

And as for the last hundred years vs the thousands before them, if you want to go back to a gold standard you forget it was the last hundred years that created the middle class.

Pinto Currency's picture


With people like yourself and Mr. Gideon Gono advocating printing trillions of dollars of debt money to solve a debt problem, we should be worried - and the gold is moving rapidly.  Just watch.

Dr Paul Krugman's picture

I don't advocate a liquidity trap - I advocate stimulus and job programs.

ghandi's picture

I'm going download my liquidity all on your ugly face!