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100 Years Ago Today: "Keep Calm And Buy Stocks - World War I Is Priced In"

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The more things change, the more they stay the same. Amid the growing geopolitical powder keg of 2014, the deafening roar of BIS-deniers proclaiming that everything bad is priced-in and nothing good is priced-in dominates the mainstream media. This is nothing new... as no less than The Financial Times proclaims on June 30th 1914 that "stock markets have been scarcely affected by the assassination of the heir to the Austrian throne... there's no evidence that stock holders took fright" as it's priced in (or contained?). It seems things didn't quite work out as 'priced-in'.



h/t @FT

Things were not quite as priced in as 'they' thought...


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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:35 | 4909643 TrulyStupid
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Yeah, but there was still a good 5 cent cigar.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:51 | 4909701 Jumbotron
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"The time to buy is when there is blood in the streets."

"War is a racket"

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:02 | 4909768 Ghordius
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in defense of the venerable Financial Times: there was no reason to expect all the mobilizations that followed. or, better - a chapter of history that seems to be forgotten - nobody knew how many secret treaties were around, and got triggered all at once

since then, involved citizens in Europe have always asked for a ban of secret treaties, in particular defense treaties (which btw is also a step toward transparency, accountability and democracy)

and in this spirit, the best part of the EU is still it's Council. why? hehehe, because all our dear prime ministers etc. have to meet, regularly. it's the treaty. which here means it's the law

even if it's poison for them in their domestic politics. as it often is in the UK. they have to meet. they have to play in the concert for europe

no "I'm not talking with that backstabbing bastard" and no "we fear our relations have worsened to the point we retract our diplomatic corps"


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:08 | 4909803 _disengage_
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WW1 was caused by:

< Assassination of a nobody

< Berlin-Baghdad Railway

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:26 | 4909886 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Good thing they didn't have enought nukes to kill everyone 10 times over back then.   Sadly, people have forgotten about the Cold War, and how Mutually Assured Destruction kept us all alive.   A war with Russia or China won't be the same as a war with Afghanistan or Iraq.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:39 | 4910606 MansaMusa
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John McCain would disagree with you , lol

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:30 | 4909912 Inbetween is pain
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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:44 | 4909973 walküre
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If Germany had succeeded with the Baghdad railroad the world today would be dealing in a gold backed PetroDeutschMark. Why gold you ask? Because there would be no propaganda from Hollyweird brainwashing the world that "gold is a barbaric relic".

Hitler, Stalin, Mao would have never happened, America would have a decent rail network, McDonalds would be serving real food, paying real wages, Monsanto never see the light of day. The Brits could finally come out of the closet and openly state they prefer coffee over tea anway. The French would still hate the Jews but nobody would have assisted them in decimating the French Jewish population.

Baghdad and Irak would have long been secularized and democratized by the Germans and it would be the shining democracy in the Middle East. There would be no "Palestine Question" and subsequently Israel would be a province of the United States of Europe.


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:57 | 4910072 sodbuster
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Is WWIII priced in????

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:01 | 4910081 halfasleep
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edit: All I got from that was that title font is just fantastic.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:28 | 4910525 TheGardener
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Jumbo, Ghord and Walk all in the same thread talking beyond one could not be bothered with , all my favorite disinformation agents adding BS for fucks sake and not minding each other !

Dare you MF , get a new nick, you have been but all exposed
as agents of some kind.

Sort of your nick sou got onto here might as well cast upon
your neck one day.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:42 | 4910620 walküre
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+1 stick to gardening and leave the heavy lifting to us agents!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:56 | 4910694 Jumbotron
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I think he's been gardening in his "weeds" too much.

Or English as a second language is a bit of challenge for him / her.

Or all the above.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:11 | 4910796 TheGardener
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You got me beat once more. I`ll do as you say and will relieve you off your load if my time has come.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:10 | 4910131 Sandmann
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The German General Staff went on vacation in July not expecting the Austrians to cause so much trouble. If you read Mein Kampf Hitler himself states it was a disaster for Germany to shackle itself to the Hapsburg corpse and Germany needed a far better ally than Austria-Hungary - either England or Russia.

The secret treaty was not even a treaty. It was a private discussion with Earl Grey and presumably Winston Churchill promising France that the Royal Navy would protect France in the even of war with Germany something Britain did not do in 1870.

On the other hand Asquith as PM was not minded to go to war to save France and stated so - it was lobbying by George Lloyd and other Conservatives to bounce the Liberal Government into war.

Without Britain the war would have been much shorter and had the policy of lord Salisbury continued of NOT joining alliances might never have happened.

As for secret treaties Ghordius you place too much emphasis on Wilson's 14 points. In fact The Symington Commission in 1970s US found secret treaties where Kennedy pledged US troops to keep Franco in power. There are probably secret sections to NATO treaties with regard to NATO being able to invade member countries when internal order is threatened......such as Article 6

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:26 | 4910217 tjeffersonsghost
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Yours is a required read, will do my own research, but interesting indeed.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:36 | 4910274 TheGardener
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This is your thread G , war is priced in. Your EU minders
have war as their founding principle, escalate the founding
troubles of a condescending socialist nightmare upon the peoples and once they riot, take control.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:58 | 4909751 worbsid
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At retail $5 per pack, there is not even a good 25 cent cigarette now. 

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:09 | 4909814 Flakmeister
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Try $10 or more a pack...

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:26 | 4911367 PhilofOz
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That would be a bargain in Australia. Some brands end up costing around $1 per cigarette now.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:00 | 4909757 TabakLover
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Today you are lucky to find a good $5 cigar.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:44 | 4910003 BurningFuld
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Because Cuba.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:51 | 4910037 Oh regional Indian
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Smoke away!


No guilt smoker here....just try organic if you can...

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:45 | 4910007 asking4it2k
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TWO major differences from 1914 to 2014.. The US FED was not as agressive with the money expansion in 1914 as they are today. There were not as many global oligarchs in 1914 as today controlling everything. Those two reasons is why the stock market will not crash.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:36 | 4909645 NotApplicable
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Out of Chaos, Order.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:48 | 4909692 Colonel Klink
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Can we get to the chaos part already so we can order all the criminals executed?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:51 | 4909697 hedgeless_horseman
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Can we get to the chaos part already...

Be careful what you ask for, as it will neither be the criminals nor stockholders that will be executed.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:58 | 4909733 Colonel Klink
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Krugman just jizzed in his pants when seeing that picture.  War, the innocent dying for the guilty.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:55 | 4910056 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Innocent is a big word... maybe it's more like the ignorant and stupid dying for the psychopaths.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:57 | 4909736 prains
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when .Gov starts trying to conscript kids to become the pin pullers, that's when this whole thing becomes totally unglued. Kids today are nothing like the 1914 kids both in good and bad ways.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:58 | 4909752 Colonel Klink
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But, it's just like Call of Doodie.  You just respawn, don't you?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:17 | 4909854 Colonel Klink
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Doesn't matter what I say, war is inevitable.  Banksters, the ZOG, and the MIC say so.

Boot ---> Face

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:48 | 4910020 walküre
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Has war actually ever stopped?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:05 | 4910752 Jumbotron
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Is there a place on earth where someone doesn't want what another has? has never stopped.

HHmmm......"thou shalt not covet"....where have I heard that before.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:22 | 4911352 Colonel Klink
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In the grand story book, it's the 10 amendments.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:45 | 4911466 Jumbotron
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Or rather....the 10 suggestions.

As I've said before....even as a believer.....i will meet anyone half way if they wish to throw out the first 4 commandments since they deal with a deity.

And let's all agree and ACT upon the remaining 6.


Honor thy mother and father

Thou shalt not commit murder

Thou shalt not commit adutery

Thou shalt not steal

Thou shalt not bear witness against thy neighbor

Thou shalt not covet


And what's interesting is there are 3 sort of sub-sets of covetousness that the last commandment speaks to

Do not covet your neighbor's house, wife, property (i.e. servents, animals, land, etc.)

Of course....Christ summed it all up pretty neatly with this....."Love thy neighbor as yourself".  In other love to your neighbor by NOT doing the above mentioned things to him / her.


Why would you need tort reformed if we all reformed ourselves first ?  Why would TRILLIONS of dollars annually be wasted in wars, Ponzi schemes, lawsuits, wealth transfer schemes, etc, etc, be wasted if these basic tenents were lived everyday by the majority of us?

But....we all throughout history have known these things intuitively.  But once a grievance has been set upon's hard to turn the other cheek.  And also in response, we throw up barriers around us and mentally say "I have to screw them before they screw me".....and then once that spiritual virus is out, it infects nearly everyone.

Hard to kill that virus.  So we end up killing each other....and ourselves.




Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:03 | 4910735 Jumbotron
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"By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return."


And this is the reason we are in the shit we are in.  Whether you believe in the Genesis story or not.....throughout history individuals have sought to mitigate this curse and to rebuild a Utopia for themselves while making conditions for the rest us so that we toil the earth for their leisure and comfort.  All the while dangling the carrot out to the sod busters that if you work hard enough for me...or utilize our techniques (graft, greed, Ponzi economics) you too can come up from the curse and live with us in Paradise Restored.  And we all fall for it.

And as the picture shows......too many of us die for their dreams of Utopia.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:16 | 4909780 prains
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Their allegiance is to themselves, their family and their friends, only the neocon christian kids will go willingly to the slaughter as they've been duly indoctrinated in the "word".....Gov is going to have to push all the chips in and risk it all


edit: yes i know it's not what you want ot hear but you know it's true, I've been to evangelical churches and listened to how the "word" is used. The transistion to "you must die to protect" is done very easily and the response will be immediate by many who "follow". This is how it's been done for centuries why is now any different? ......what are the chances all three boys in these photos were hard core christians? 99 out of 100?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:03 | 4909777 worbsid
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After Korea, Vietnam, Middle East useless wars, neither are their parents.  The concept, "I disagree with what you say but I will die for your right to say it." is long past.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:24 | 4909884 teslaberry
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the man who invented poison chlorine gas also invented fertilizer. guess which he is known for ?

a jewish chemist who worked for a german industrialized---bosch--haber. bosch is still around, well known german industrial quality engineering firm. 

the invention of the nitrating process for taking n2 from the air and attaching hydrogen to it to make nh4 (amonia) is the basis for all modern nitrate fertilizer compounds. 


it is THIS process more than any anti-biotic or vaccination which helped take the population of 1 Billion only on hundred years ago to 7 billion today . 

fertilizer. results in surplus yields and food exports. without fertilizer the world may well have remained at a growth rate leading to 3 or 4 billion today rather than 7. 




Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:39 | 4909970 Major Key Tonality
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He also invented zyklon a and then the odor free successor zyklon b. The irony. 



Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:06 | 4910766 Jumbotron
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:53 | 4910048 pcrs
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His wife committed suicide because of his work on poisonous gas.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:39 | 4911219 masterinchancery
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And heading back to the 1 billion level, or lower, in the century. The Haber process doesn't make a difference if there is no topsoil or water to grow crops.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:36 | 4909946 Uchtdorf
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Look at the filthy "non-war" part of that picture. I bet just as many died from dysentery as bullets and gas. That's chaos out where the rubber meets the road. Most pampered Americans wouldn't last 3 days. Lay down, whimpering and die.

If you're an armchair prepper, it's time to "be about it, don't talk about it."

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:09 | 4910783 Jumbotron
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And then to top off the carnage of WW1,  nature bitch slapped the world with the Spanish Flu.

50-100 million more dead on top of the deaths of WW 1.


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:06 | 4910758 smokintoad
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The smell of fresh mown grass makes me think of phosgene.  How sick is that?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:25 | 4910870 newdoobie
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Nerve gas smells like fresh mown hay, If I remember my chem warfare training. Phosgene is usually hydrochloric and hydrofloric acid. Burn some refrigerant and you'll get exposed.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:55 | 4911026 darteaus
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Hmmm. I wonder where those guys got those extra helmets?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 16:28 | 4911160 TheGardener
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Hitler sent the Aryans to the trenches for a start.

Suited him right by his looks and his henchmen lookalikes
and all his self hate induced path to power.

Once he had all the good Germans killed, he would be re-called to hell.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:52 | 4909708 TrulyStupid
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I believe the stages are :




Punish the innocent

Promote the guilty

...wash, rinse,repeat.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:36 | 4909646 slightlyskeptical
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Don't forget that this time really is different!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:41 | 4909668 _ConanTheLibert...
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It's much worse now...

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:28 | 4909906 U4 eee aaa
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It's global

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:38 | 4909651 Dr. Engali
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You can't price anything in when you don't have a market in the first place.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:38 | 4909652 LawsofPhysics
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That which cannot be sustained, won't be. 


Hedge accordingly.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:38 | 4909654 cherry picker
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Just goes to show you human nature doesn't change

We assume every generation is more intelligent, goes with the fallacy of the theory of evolution.  In Plato and Socrates time, people acted the same.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:51 | 4909702 Chaos_Theory
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Yea, but their tweets were better.

and show me their equivalent of the cultural gutter of the Kardassians.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:12 | 4909826 Flakmeister
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Does Oscar Wilde count?

Or how about the atonal revolution in music?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:39 | 4909662 DirkDiggler11
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What does history have to do with anything ?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:43 | 4909674 Eyeroller
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History only "repeats itself" when reality overcomes spin.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:41 | 4909671 prains
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The Franz Ferdinands are playing the Mainsquare Festival, Arras, July 4th.......not seeing a problem here

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:44 | 4909677 Fred Hayek
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Did they "price in" millions of deaths?

Did they "price in" millions of wounded?

Did they "price in" a terrible peace treaty that helped cause a hyperinflation of the enemy nation and its subsequent takeover by a psychopathic dictator?

The arrogance of financy boys never changes, does it?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:45 | 4909678 juggalo1
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By 1919 stocks were back up for a solid gain.  Don't buy stocks if you can't take the heat.  Besides I'm not sure how you would diversify.  Many bonds were wiped out in to the postwar inflation (not to mention collapse of governments) and gold would have been 1) physically difficult to get your hands on 2) wiped out in the depression 3) subject to pillaging by invading armies.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:16 | 4909852 Oldwood
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So we are left with embracing the devil that has come to own us. Maybe this is sustainable. Hell is eternity, right?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:00 | 4910087 walküre
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Gold was "wiped out in the depression"?????? Like vanished into thin air or sucked up by alien spaceships?

Son, the US went bankrupt shortly after the Fed got created. At that time the Fed took over completely and "bailed out" the US with infinite amounts of its own toilet paper. It was the moneychangers wildest wet dream come true. With the backing of the US MIC etc, their toilet paper achieved reserve currency status and became known as the Petro Dollar.

The Fed took control over the US early in the last century and its been donwhill for the world from then on.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:16 | 4910163 juggalo1
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Gold was wiped out as in any known private holding of gold was confiscated by the federal government.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:39 | 4910603 walküre
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yes, if you played by their "rules"

too many to count private holders did not comply especially in the upper class.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:11 | 4910143 pcrs
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Good point In general when the Keynesians have their wars to end crisis, there is nowhere to hide. It is total destruction and that touches everything. Your portfolio in halve is not the worst that could happen.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:46 | 4909682 screw face
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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:46 | 4909683 SheepDog-One
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 We banksters are trying to hand off our bailed-out bubble here and we're getting real tired of telling you fucking peasants to buy what we've pumped up and we're about to get good and pissed off here, seriously!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:52 | 4909707 prains
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LOL, so true, it's almost going to hurt

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:18 | 4909858 Oldwood
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And when we don't respond to their manipulation, what other recourse is left to them?.....

Force maybe?

Outright theft?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:47 | 4909686 Colonel Klink
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I'm just waiting for the false Ferdinand event.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:07 | 4909801 Chaos_Theory
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This one will be used to justify outright oppression against domestic opponents.  And to make "the One" a martyr.


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:12 | 4909828 worbsid
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IT wasn't false to Ferdinand ... or was it.  Today I might believe he went to Argentina and lived out the rest of his life in luxury.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:52 | 4909705 Eirik Magnus Larssen
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I doubt the Financial Times will make mention of it itself. XD

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:54 | 4909723 RichardENixon
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Didn't read this article. I was distracted by the "Luxury VIP Suites" pop-up ad on the left side of the screen.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:55 | 4909725 p00k1e
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So if one bought gold 6/30/1914..... 

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 11:58 | 4909744 ParkAveFlasher
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...then one would most likely be dead today!

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:08 | 4909805 autofixer
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That pesky "long enough timeline thing."  

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:00 | 4909762 Flakmeister
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Ummm Gold wasn't for sale, but if you had converted your pounds, francs or marks you would have done well... Convertability was almost immediately suspended...

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:10 | 4910129 walküre
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It will happen again when gold is the only thing that matters as medium of wealth exchange in the financial world.

Try and buy commodities to run your country, feed your people and so on when paper is worthless. Maybe your paper is backed by gold - certified - then you got a chance of finding a willing seller to accept it.

The crooks are all just cooking with water and they know it.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:05 | 4909776 gafgroocK
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Nevermind that it was confiscated in 1933 by FDR, right?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:10 | 4910134 walküre
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from those who gave it up

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:51 | 4910972 darteaus
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"Foolish Customs Inspector! That is not a stack of gold coins; it is a sculpture. I am shipping it to display in a show at a Swiss art gallery. Now, out of my way!"

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:04 | 4909781 p00k1e
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Gold ownership can be suspended at will, as well.

“Only rich people own gold.”  The EBT crowd will go along. 

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:07 | 4909804 gafgroocK
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"Gold ownership can be suspended at will, as well."


Yup, and as we have seen in the execution videos out of Iraq, ownership of one's life, as well.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:05 | 4909790 ThroxxOfVron
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Indeed an interesting observation.

Of course: correlation does not necessarily imply causation.

Even IF One were to assume that the markets were not purposefully crashed by Monarchs and Oligarchs and/or Bankers as an act of preciptous financial aggression/shorting their adversaries, etc..; wouldn't a similarly destabilizing/'black swan' event be required to spook the markets?   

What contemporary assasination would unleash a similar convulsion of turbulence and international violence?  

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:41 | 4909976 magpie
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They're hiring crisis actors for Houston, Texas...July 4th.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:43 | 4909994 Uchtdorf
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Need a link for that, please.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:11 | 4909825 SillyWabbits
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August, 1919

The Commission's final recommendation to President Wilson were as follows:

i. The Commissioners began their study of Zionism with minds predisposed in its favor, but the actual facts in Palestine, coupled with the force of the general principles proclaimed by the Allies and accepted by the Syrians [i.e. today's Syrians, Lebanese, and Palestinians] have driven them the recommendation here made.

ii. The Commission was abundantly supplied with literature on the Zionist program by the Zionist Commission to Palestine; heard in conferences much concerning the Zionist colonies and their claims; and personally saw something of what had been accomplished. They found much to approve in the aspirations and plans of the Zionists and had warm appreciation for the devotion of many of the colonists and for their success, by modern methods, in overcoming natural obstacles."

iii. ... [with quotes from the Balfour Declaration] For a national home for the Jewish people is not equivalent to making Palestine into a Jewish State; nor can the erection of such a Jewish state be accomplished without the gravest trespass upon the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.


In short, so far as Palestine is concerned, the Powers have made no statement of fact which is not admittedly wrong, and no declaration of policy which, at least in the letter, they have not always intended to violate.

End Snippet

How's this all working out for everyone.  When did WWI actually end??


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:20 | 4909863 Inbetween is pain
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WTF?  What does that have to do with anything except some delusion in your paranoid little mind?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:26 | 4910223 SillyWabbits
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So, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Turkey, Jordan, Palestine, Israel, Egypt, Libya, which were mostly if not wholly created out of WWI, are all at peace now?

The oil discovered in Kirkuk in 1927 is not now in disputed hands?.

It was the fact that Britain was built on gold and Germany on industry.  It had the most advanced industrial economy in Europe and with the perfection of the internal combustion engine by Daimler, Germany was a direct threat to the English Navy, and control of all shipping lanes..   Germany was building modern oil operated ships and Britain couldn’t convert their coal burning ships because they had given up most of their industry for free trade agreements.

WWI was about oil.  Serbia happened to be a British controlled state which operated to block the Berlin To Baghdad railroad (Germany had the most advanced railroad system in the world at the time) and sure enough – that is where the war started.  You’ve got to be kidding me.  Of course, Serbia, Yugoslavia, Bosnia, Croatia, Montenegro, are also all at peace.

The point being, all of today’s problem areas are exactly the same as 1917 for exactly the same reasons.

Once it was decided that Israel could be created administratively, as well as surrounding nations – nothing has gone well.

It is not about Israel, per se, but the hubris that the resetting of borders, changes attitudes and culture.

There were people who saw this coming.

After you read some history and get your attitude under control, down to say fact based opinions, we can talk.

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley,

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception and deception. Aldous Huxley     

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:13 | 4909842 One And Only
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In all fairness....

If you bought stock the day that article was released and held it to'd be pretty wealthy.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:39 | 4909964 bluskyes
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Only if the company still exists.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:41 | 4909978 Uchtdorf
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Purchasing power, my friend, purchasing power. Inflation is not your friend.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:27 | 4909901 q99x2
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BTFD and use a 7.9% stop loss.

In 1914 they didn't have computers and the FED's computer software did not control the indexes.

It will take more than economics to stop the political bribery that is going on today. It will take either a nuke or a pandemic to stop the markets this time. In other words it will take something that makes the current form of political bribery ineffective.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:28 | 4909907 BudFox2012
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(Written in Chinese)
2114 Headline:  100 Years Ago Today in the Former United States:  Ukraine, Iraq Collapse, Renewed Pallestine Conflict, South China Sea, North Korea, Imigration disaster, Obamacare all Priced in. Everything is fine Jim Cramer Says.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:42 | 4909987 NoTTD
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"Priced In"?  You don't even know what that means.

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:51 | 4910038 eclipse001
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new Ghordius,

Your naiveté is refreshingly sweet for a six year old!  Now one-hundred years later, the great leaders could never have " secret treaties" or anything close to them, could they?


Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:54 | 4910051 Chuck Knoblauch
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RSM Lucitania is waiting for orders, sir?

Is it a go or a stand down, or both?

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 13:28 | 4910229 Lucifer618
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Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:08 | 4910412 RougeUnderwriter
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If we do not learn from our mistakes we are destined to repeat them

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:30 | 4910552 ThirteenthFloor
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Representitive Charles A. Lindbergh's "Why Your Country is At War, and What Happens Afterward" written in 1917 covers the Fed Charter and the start of WW1 quite well.  In fact it predicts, exactly what we face today.  The Feds destroyed all plates of the book in 1918, but you can get online at...I enjoyed CH VI where he predicts the IMF and coming crash of the US Currency.  If our ancestors ONLY READ THIS book.








Here is online link to copy

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:26 | 4910857 Cthonic
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Banking and Currency and the Money Trust

 "As a result of the war, corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed."

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