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Dutch Bankers "Swear To God" They'll Be Honest From Now On

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Following rate-rigging scandals, FX manipulation debacles, insider-trading idiocy, and over-aggressive lending practices, bankers are taking a different approach in regaining some public trust. As Jamie Dimon gives himself a "well-deserved" pay rise, Dutch bankers are turning to God... As Bloomberg reports, all 90,000 Dutch bank employees will take an oath 'to do no harm' as it were, punishable by the Banking Association. While Goldman may be doing God's work; the Dutch are vowing to Him to enhance confidence in their industry.

 

 

Via Bloomberg,

The oath...

 

“I swear that I will do my utmost to preserve and enhance confidence in the financial-services industry. So help me God.”

 

...is the first of its kind in Europe, became binding on board members of Dutch banks last month as the government sought to rein in an industry with assets more than four times the size of the country’s economy.

 

All 90,000 Dutch bank employees must take the pledge, or a non-religious affirmation, starting the second half of this year. They’ll be punished should they break new ethical rules, Banking Association Chairman Chris Buijink said in an interview in Amsterdam.

 

Dutch bankers who fail to abide by the new rules may be blacklisted, face fines or suspensions

 

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It’s a good signal to your employees and brings back awareness of the importance of these values,” said Bruggink, 50, who’s been CFO of the biggest Dutch mortgage lender since 2004. “It fits in with these times, where banks have to work hard to restore trust.”

 

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“Other professions, such as lawyers and doctors, have a long-standing tradition of ethics,” he said. “With bankers, however, we don’t really know what the professional standards entail. More so, we don’t really know what ‘‘the banker” is. There is a large variation of roles within the industry.’’

It would seem they have a long way to go...

Thirty-four percent of Dutch citizens expressed trust in the finance industry last year compared with 90 percent in 2008

 

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Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:16 | 4411108 GetZeeGold
Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:18 | 4411116 TahoeBilly2012
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I trust the Dutch more than the satanic assholes who run our Country.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:22 | 4411128 Newsboy
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It looks impressive, but what does it do?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:27 | 4411144 Rainman
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Dutch bankers are sweating the " Nexit " chant .... that is all.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:35 | 4411165 SafelyGraze
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"preserve and enhance confidence in the financial-services industry"

fantastic

what a great pledge

because the way to enhance "confidence" is to lie and mislead

"I want you to feel good inside about the worthless piece of crap I just handed you"

"these are not the droids you're looking for"

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:08 | 4411417 Stuart
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publicly hang a couple of them and leave them dangling from a few trees in the center of "town", that'll motivate the others to clean up their act.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:41 | 4411543 Newsboy
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What unanticipated "act of God" awaits to give the bankers absolution for the disappearance of wealth?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:13 | 4411643 TheGoldMyth
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Newsboy Fri 02/07/2014 4411543

The "act of go[l]d you speak of" is they will realise that they have as it is sometimes expressed, "shitloads of go[l]d" and don't know what to do with it or who to sell it back to. Quite a predicament. For now they have sworn to go[l]d that they will keep selling to and from if necessary tp ensure it remains scarce somewhat.

Only crumbs must remain for the illusion to be complete.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:39 | 4411947 glenlloyd
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Once a liar...always a liar. Trust is a very fragile thing, once you lose it you almost never get it back completely. There's always that little nagging voice inside that says, 'you can't trust them.'

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 13:31 | 4412242 icanhasbailout
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We can call this new bankers' creed the "Hypocritic Oath"

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:24 | 4411673 daemon
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" Dutch bankers are sweating the " Nexit " chant ... "

Yes :  " I'M ON THE HIIIIIIIGHWAY TO HE .......ven ! "     

Lapsus strictly forbidden .

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:34 | 4411181 curbjob
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... what does it do ?

makes god even less relevant.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:48 | 4411273 TheGoldMyth
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Newsboy Fri, 02/07/2014 08;22 4411128
They have to swear to do not harm to the Lord Go[l]d in this particular cult/religion. And vow to maintain scarcity, buy up invertories no matter how much fiat it takes.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:41 | 4411540 Citxmech
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This is like Lucy holding the football for Charlie Brown. . .   again.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:36 | 4411178 Sudden Debt
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Besides tourists you won't see many people in Churches anymore here in Europe.

so...

"I swear to god"...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

BANKERS AND GOD....

actually they go together hand in hand...

BUT IN THE GOOD OLD DAYS:

They filled your pockets with stones, threw you in a river and if you drowned you where telling the truth...

LET'S DO THAT!!!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:09 | 4411413 The Dunce
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Somebody needs to go to jail.  Anybody.  Word to your mother.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:20 | 4411871 Hugh_Jorgan
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You can have all the plebe foot soldiers swear, but it will be very difficult for the Dutch banks to function as "above board" when the entire global banking system is a festering cesspool of corruption an unsavory practices. How can the top execs plan to uphold their oath while swimming in that mess? Perhaps a few key players WON'T be swearing an oath?

If it is genuine; I applaud it, we need all the help we can get. However for me, this conjures up images like emperor Constantine's so called "conversion" to christianity.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:17 | 4411111 ziggy59
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Hang 'em early, hang 'em often...

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:26 | 4411138 Oldwood
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As we see in our America, laws and oaths are meaningless as it is the enforcement and punishment that actually define the rules.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:37 | 4411210 LawsofPhysics
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^^^this.  Send them directly to God, let them explain in person.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:19 | 4411114 MFLTucson
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If they keep jumping off roofs they dont need to lie about what they will do in the future.  Keep it up guys, we are loving it.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:28 | 4411160 Oldwood
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I doubt those who have been "suicided" were suffering from guilt as much as they simply knew too much and could be compromised. The world is full of fucking geniuses thinking they are doing God's work when their direct supervisor is Satan.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:20 | 4411118 q99x2
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They are like pedophiles. They won't stop until they are locked behind bars.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:23 | 4411132 GetZeeGold
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Wudda ya mean......."like"?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:20 | 4411119 Sufiy
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Oh, ye they can start with returning the leased out Gold...


Bitcoin Plunges As Exchange Mt. Gox Pauses All Withdrawals Due To Technical Issues

Bitcoin Bubble is getting into the new stage of its development and we will see very soon what kind of technical issues are really holding the withdrawals from Mt. Gox. You can easily find a lot of allegations about the very sloppy service at least concerning withdrawals from this exchange on YouTube.
  Meanwhile the crackdown on Bitcoin continues, after China bans Bitcoin from all financial institutions and numerous warnings by the Central Banks, Russia is taking very strong stance against Bitcoin. "Gold 2.0" scam is losing this Financial War in countries, which are accumulating Gold and encouraging its citizens to do the same.

 

http://sufiy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/bitcoin-plunges-as-exchange-mt-gox.h...

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:25 | 4411137 LawsofPhysics
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These countries know what many already know, when fraud is the status quo, possession is the law.

Cryptocurrencies do nothing to address the fraud and moral hazard of fascism and failure to prosecute paper-pushers...

Unfortunately.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:26 | 4411152 lordbyroniv
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Yup........

 

buy rare comic books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:32 | 4411168 Oldwood
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great...demand for comic books should be epic in a financial apocalypse. More escape from reality.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:28 | 4411502 LawsofPhysics
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I can think of many circumstances where a fucking can of beans and jug of spring water has great value.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:33 | 4411179 disabledvet
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once you allow for "multiple" layers of law...then "say hello to the law of averages."

the Netherlands should be rich beyond belief as well...but they're in the euro...paying into a fundamentally bankrupt system.

chasing the bankers out won't work.

unfortunately for them they can't return to Dutch Guilders either.

They can try and form a currency Union with their Northern neighbors.

Interestingly Norway isn't part of the EU.
Hmmmmm. I wonder why that is....

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:21 | 4411120 texas sandman
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Hmmmm.....it usually takes incarceration with Ben Dover to illicit these conversions.  Will this kind be any more sincere?  Doubtful.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:21 | 4411121 edotabin
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Ethical bankers! The oxymoron of the new millenium.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:19 | 4411122 Last of the Mid...
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Hang 'em first then let 'em swear an oath go God on their own time. Let him sort 'em out

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:20 | 4411124 Temporalist
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Because nobody that swears on a bible lies...

Just like nobody lies before congress about NSA spying or they go to jail.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:22 | 4411125 GoldRetriever
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They already have an oath they recite each morning at Goldman Sachs. It's called the "Lloyd's Prayer." 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:22 | 4411129 horot
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Meanwhile in USA things are exactly the opposite.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:28 | 4411150 GetZeeGold
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We export evil.....but we import good.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:55 | 4411343 TheGoldMyth
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GetZeeGold Fri, 02/07/2014 8;28 4411150
Your spelling is very poor lol "We export evil.....but we import good."

We export evil.....but we import gold

This scarcity must be maintained at all times. Being a central bank is very hard work. Or ...evil is very inefficient and has not figured out how to save itself yet, hence all the noise and chatter.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:21 | 4411130 sudzee
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I guess all Muslims are out of a job.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:29 | 4411131 LawsofPhysics
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Sorry, only through bankruptcy and execution will they "learn"anything.  Apologies are now meaningless, there needs to be real fucking consequences otherwise nothing changes...

same as it ever was.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:24 | 4411133 Oldwood
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Confidence is the underpinning of the world economy. It has been so abused and corrupted that the term itself has even lost meaning. Instead, the current understanding of the word is to simply imply that the corruption is likely to continue. CON-fidence should be its amended spelling.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:25 | 4411142 Sean7k
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The talmud teaches that lying and cheating gentiles is perfectly fine in the eyes of their god. Funniest article I've seen today.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:25 | 4411146 debtor of last ...
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Beaten to death with bible belts, we swear ....

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:29 | 4411153 williambanzai7
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Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:32 | 4411163 GetZeeGold
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It's either that.....or the whip!

 

Pick one.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:32 | 4411170 Its_the_economy...
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WB, the sign message is SO startling that its FUNNY!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:34 | 4411180 Its_the_economy...
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I'm STILL laughing!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:37 | 4411189 The man with po...
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I wish Christ would return to flog some banking ass, but the return of Christ combined with the great Mosaic plagues- all inflicted upon bankers of course.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:26 | 4411904 css1971
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My what a WASP Jesus was.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:50 | 4411995 smacker
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Nice and subtle :-)

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:27 | 4411156 Its_the_economy...
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What's funny about this is that the Netherlands has to have one of the lowest levels of Christian church participation in the old world. The churches are immaculately maintained but completely empty. Being a minister in The Netherlands HAS to be one of the lowest stress jobs IN THE WORLD.

Thus, an oath to GOD, HAS to be joke in that particular finance industry.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:31 | 4411176 mayhem_korner
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+1.  Can't be real sure what "God" the red-light district swears to.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:46 | 4411537 TheGoldMyth
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its_the_economy_stupid Fri 02/07/2014 8;27 4411156 This should help since when people say "christian", especially contemporary, it can mean anything or even the opposite, like if you tell someone that you are fortunate and have a soul, it can also mean that you have shoe. :-)


In the passage preceding this, Gurdjieff characteristically turns the idea of being a Christian on its head:

"First of all it is necessary to understand that a Christian is not a man who calls himself a Christian or whom others call a Christian. A Christian is one who lives in accordance with Christ's precepts. Such as we are we cannot be Christians. In order to be Christians we must be able 'to do.' We cannot do; with us everything 'happens.' Christ says: 'Love your enemies,' but how can we love our enemies when we cannot even love our friends? Sometimes 'it loves' and sometimes 'it does not love.' Such as we are we cannot even really desire to be Christians because, again, sometimes 'it desires' and sometimes 'it does not desire.' And one and the same thing cannot be desired for long, because suddenly, instead of desiring to be a Christian, a man remembers a very good but very expensive carpet that he has seen in a shop. And instead of wishing to be a Christian he begins to think how he can manage to buy this carpet, forgetting all about Christianity. Or if somebody else does not believe what a wonderful Christian he is, he will be ready to eat him alive or to roast him on hot coals. In order to be a good Christian one must be. To be means to be master of oneself. If a man is not his own master he has nothing and can have nothing. And he cannot be a Christian. He is simply a machine, an automaton. A machine cannot be a Christian. Think for yourselves, is it possible for a motorcar or a typewriter or a gramophone to be Christian? They are simply things which are controlled by chance. They are not responsible. They are machines. To be a Christian means to be responsible. Responsibility comes later when a man even partially ceases to be a machine, and begins in fact, and not only in words, to desire to be a Christian."

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:29 | 4411158 GoldRetriever
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Now I lay me down to sleep,

Just think of all the loot I'll keep!

Should the market dive before I wake,

I pray Dear Lord for QE8. 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:32 | 4411169 Aquarius
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My GrandFather , who brought me up in my young and not so tender years, on his marginal farm way out in the middle of nowhere,

told me 60 over years ago, "Peter, whatever you do in life, never trust a Banker or a Politician." Sound advice.

Bankers lie, a priori, it is their nature as is the nature of Fiat currency amoral, accordingly, their oaths are meaningless.

Only Gold and Silver have integrity.

Ho hum

 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 15:26 | 4412788 The Wisp
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My Dad, told me never to trust anyone who wears a Tie. not even  preachers, or maybe especially preachers..

  he also said not to trust the Slant eyes.. WWII and the Depression had their Impact.

he also said anybody who has dirt on their hands when they are telling you the price is probably telling the truth .

  and when the roofer comes down off of the ladder you pay him..

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:32 | 4411172 Dr. Engali
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When their god is mammon, that's not saying much.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:35 | 4411195 disabledvet
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it certainly isn't a surprise.
nor what comes next....

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:33 | 4411175 Duc888
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....reminds me of Lucy pulling the football away from Charlie Brown as he runs up to kick it.

 

Yes, a promise from the Banksters, that'll work.

 

How quaint.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:33 | 4411177 nink
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New Company on Stock market . buy your shares in GOD INC today opening bid 1 ounce of physical gold. 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:33 | 4411182 mayhem_korner
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How 16th century Catholic of you!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:22 | 4411482 shovelhead
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Nah,

That was the old privately held afterlife insurance business.

This is a growth in EM Fund.

Face it. The developed markets aren't buying anymore.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:53 | 4411317 Pumpkin
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Everyone should at realize what god the bankers swear to.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:52 | 4411323 gwar5
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These moneychangers were lost to the other side long ago. There aren't any Bibles in the Netherlands anyway, they exchanged them all for clean needles.   

 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:55 | 4411347 JailBanksters
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Good one, and so believable

I'm sure Charles Manson said the same thing.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:00 | 4411358 pashley1411
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90,000; 900,000; 9,000,000 - no matter.   A fish rots from the head.     Should be putting some bank CEO's in jail to encourage the others.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:00 | 4411366 Xandrino
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Holland is so far down the shithole...one of the pillars of the NWO.

With our satanic royal family in charge. Even though the MSM here claims it's al "ceremonial".

Bilderberg bitchezzz!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:04 | 4411377 FinalEvent
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The banksters are scared as hell, and I as a dutchman like it. Fuck them and their lying oath

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:02 | 4411378 Bastiat
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No doubt their heads turned 180 degrees and they spewed green vomit.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:07 | 4411403 Hail Spode
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Nice pic.  Seems to me the Good Book said something like "don't even have false weights and measures in your bag" yet my guess is that few or none of these bankers would support returning to a fixed standard of measure to value currency.  What is a dollar?  It used to be 0.77 of an ounce of silver.  Now, its whatever they say its worth today.  Fiat currencies are by definition false weights and measures.  If they are swearing to God in truth, then why aren't they listening to what He says?

 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:09 | 4411411 nakki
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90000 WTF? I'm hoping that includes the tellers and custodial crews at the Dutch banks, you know the real people behind all the manipulation.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:26 | 4411500 Xandrino
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every bank employee has to take the oath

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:16 | 4411442 Decimus Lunius ...
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I've sworn to Jebus that I'd cut back drinking for 10 years now.  It was the greatest oath I've ever made.  A little wink, a little nod, and I'm no longer an alcoholic. 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:20 | 4411468 Rising Sun
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Dutch bankers are like Dutch women - they are both deceptive, deceiptful whores.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:29 | 4411499 shovelhead
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Maybe...

But at least you get to window-shop the goods first.

Unlike bankers, theirs is a transparent business model.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:48 | 4411553 El Vaquero
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Time for another tulip mania?

 

Q: What's better than roses on your paino? 

A: Tulips on your organ!

 

So help you God, who wants some tulip bulbs on their chins?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:51 | 4411559 paint it red ca...
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Whose God are they swearing to this time, Blankfein's again?????? Lookout!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:55 | 4411576 TheGoldMyth
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paint it red call it hell Fri 02/07/2014 9;51 441159

The have to swear to value each others gold now that they have nearly all of it and buy it off each other if one or another needs a break from storing it. Even if it results in shuffling around between each other into eternity. Hard work, and requires commitment of an almost spiritual nature..

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:04 | 4411615 paint it red ca...
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You'll laugh, but I have it on good source, part of the belief system the top of this mess subscribes to think they will reincarnate as their own descendants to enjoy the wealth and servitude they have cornered during this exploitation.

Now you tell me, what belief system does that fall under?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:12 | 4411767 TheGoldMyth
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paint it red and call it hell Fri 02/07/2014 10;04
:-) No i am not laughing, and i did already know this, though not exactly in the form you describe. I can actually tell you the belief system it falls under somewhat, and this ancient eastern allegory some say is around 6000 years old might illustrate the psychological mechanism a wee bit...so without further ado, here it is..

"This, of course, takes us to Gurdjieff's story of the Evil Magician:

"There is an Eastern tale which speaks about a very rich magician who had a great many sheep. But at the same time this magician was very mean. He did not want to hire shepherds, nor did he want to erect a fence about the pasture where his sheep were grazing. The sheep consequently often wandered into the forest, fell into ravines, and so on, and above all they ran away, for they knew that the magician wanted their flesh and skins and this they did not like.

 

"At last the magician found a remedy. He hypnotized his sheep and suggested to them first of all that they were immortal and that no harm was being done to them when they were skinned, that, on the contrary, it would be very good for them and even pleasant; secondly he suggested that the magician was a good master who loved his flock so much that he was ready to do anything in the world for them; and in the third place he suggested to them that if anything at all were going to happen to them it was not going to happen just then, at any rate not that day, and therefore they had no need to think about it. Further the magician suggested to his sheep that they were not sheep at all; to some of them he suggested that they were lions, to others that they were eagles, to others that they were men, and to others that they were magicians.

 

"And after this all his cares and worries about the sheep came to an end. They never ran away again but quietly awaited the time when the magician would require their flesh and skins." [Quoted by P.I. Ouspensky, In Search of the Miraculous]

We ought to note particularly the fact that Evil Magician in the tale suggested to some men that they were "magicians."

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:03 | 4411790 TheGoldMyth
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paint it red and call it hell Fri 02/07/2014 10;04

Come to think of it, the allegory is almost identical to what you describe, so i change my mind. Although i do not give the system its contemporary name, i look at machines. Its mechanisms are the same, albeit a little worn out and untidy. Paramount for it to work is 'suggestibility' and particularly 'subjectivity'. It does not work on those with conscience, or who are objective by nature.

In my humble opinion as an amateur forensic economic psychiatrist. :-)

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:53 | 4411565 Cetyc
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"Dutch Bankers "Swear To God" They'll Be Honest From Now On"

That's the lousiest Bullshit I've read so far today...

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:02 | 4411606 Cult of Criminality
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Their God Moloch  ....The owl god like at the Bohemian club.

Where they hold the cremation of care ?

We know that already

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:22 | 4411668 nink
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A just God will forgive the bankers but as for the poor and middle class they will enjoy the benefits of afterlife as they all get to suffer and die for the Bankers Sins 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 14:29 | 4412512 Jackagain
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A just God demands justice...

The LORD is slow to anger and great in power, And the LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished. In whirlwind and storm is His way, And clouds are the dust beneath His feet. ~ Nah. 1:3

 

Jesus died for the bankers and the poor....

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:27 | 4411686 smacker
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It's difficult to quantify how much of the poor state of economies is attributable to banksters but most people know it's a lot.

It's been my view for 5-6 years that - unless and until we see hoards of bankers rounded up and charged with criminal fraud and put in the slammer for a long time - confidence and trust in banking will not recover. Or it will take a great deal longer to recover, to everybody's detriment.

This view is strengthened by the knowledge that banking is still involved in massive fraud. Banksters have learnt nothing, absolutely nothing, except how to game the system.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:38 | 4411721 monad
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So help me phallus.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:52 | 4411768 tawdzilla
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Swearing to God won't make me believe them, but if they pinky promised... then I'd have to consider.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 12:04 | 4411794 css1971
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Which god?

El?

Baal?

Other?

None of the above?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 13:16 | 4412162 Ghordius
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do the teams in London have to swear that pledge, too? oh, I see, it's Dutch bankers. lol

just look where the big losses and scandals of that one Dutch megabank happened and we'll talk again...

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 13:48 | 4412322 GoldRetriever
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The Banker's Ten Commandments

 

I, Lloyd, am your God. You shall have a backdoor to The Treasury.

You shall hide losses and only show gains.

Remember to keep handy thy lawyer's name.

Con your father and mother

You shall make a killing

You shall commit chicanery

You shall have license to steal

You shall bear false witness in foreclosures

You shall plummet thy nation's wealth

You shall plunder your neighbor's goods

 

 

 

    

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 17:25 | 4413177 SweetDoug
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This is a goof, isn't it?

 

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