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All The Olympic Charts That's Fit To Print, And More

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Update: a perfectly-timed release by S&P: S&P AFFIRMS UNITED KINGDOM 'AAA/A-1+' RATINGS; OUTLOOK STABLE.

As a reminder...

In honor of today's commencement of the Olympics here are some entertaining charts that for once have nothing to do with an insolvent Europe or America, China's RAND() function, or much hated, non-magic based math, and instead have everything to do with the Olympics, and sport in general.

Olympics: a blessing or a curse?

Bet on the bookies:

A motley selection:

Who Goldman expects to win the most medals (hint: Goldman has bought CDS on them)

And finally, EURO2012 may be over, but here are some charts for the football fans:


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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:15 | 2658089 deejo
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So are we to do the opposite here, and do the opposite of GS in regards to placing bets on potential Gold medal winners ? 

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:08 | 2658172 lineskis
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Chart Porn Friday! YaY!

But what happened to the Friday Humor? '.'

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:15 | 2658183 knukles
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That was what the markets did today.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:52 | 2658236 Dr Benway
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Wow I am already sick of this Olympic shit and it just started. This will be painful.


Also, until MMA is instated as an Olympic sport the event is a farce of a travesty of a joke.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:41 | 2658303 Rat Patrol
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Everyone is already sick of the Olympics. The only thing anyone cares about is who are they hawt bods that will get their  fifteen minutes.


Some of the Russian girls are world class hotties.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:16 | 2658486 derek_vineyard
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especially basketball and phelps (who doesn't even push himself)

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 01:39 | 2658629 Vic Vinegar
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Derek & rat:

What do you think of getting kicked out?  Is Zero Hedge a better or worse place because he is not here and you are?

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 07:42 | 2658740 Svendblaaskaeg
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"Wow I am already sick of this Olympic shit and it just started. This will be painful."


What Olympic? (telly MIA 15 years ago)

Missing in DOUBLE action actually..

S&W 686

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 09:21 | 2658805 overmedicatedun...
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all citizen's will watch the olympics, per order of .gov. failure to watch minimum # hours per week, will result in non cooperation tax. that is all. IRS/HHS.

to serve the state is a man's highest goal. to inform on anti state aggitation is a duty. that is all. HLS

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:54 | 2658240 withnmeans
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Yeah, a real humorous day!!

On another note, as we all know Super Mario is willing to hand out money that they do not have to give, Greece is wanting to give the ECB a haircut to try a stay afloat. The ECB will have to take a $70 to $100 Billion Euro haircut for the Greeks to remain in the Eurozone.

This means the ECB will be out of Billions of Euro's that they didn't have to begin with. Mario better open up more Monopoly game boxes to try and fund his (DREAM SEQUENCE).

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 07:36 | 2658737 max2205
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HEADLINE: USA markets at near all time highs as US and Global economy's remain stuck in the ditch. PS: China market hit 7 year low

It all makes perfect cents.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:35 | 2658506 old naughty
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Sell and go away.

Olympic is here.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:12 | 2658267 Rainman
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This is kinda funny. Bejing Olympic stadium is now home to the sparrows

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:21 | 2658092 buzzsaw99
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They should make book on the spread between the reported and actual ages of the chinese "women" gymnasts.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:37 | 2658118 nmewn
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lol...quotes used appropriately.

The question for me is, has the American flag bearer been ordered to dip the flag and if so, will she?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:11 | 2658176 francis_sawyer
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That would only happen at the 'XXXIII Games" in Tel Aviv...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:17 | 2658189 knukles
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What about the sex of the women athletes?
Remember that shit from the Good Olde Cold War Days?
Six XXXXXXX or YYYYYY chromosones and they looked like something out of A Speilberg horror movie.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:38 | 2658217 Tippoo Sultan
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They actually called to mind Carpenter's "Thing."

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:40 | 2658451 Yen Cross
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  Ya broke me in  " Buzz". The forum is yours!

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:27 | 2658100 Dismal Scientist
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Get ready to support the Croatian women's basketball team...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:36 | 2658117 Hype Alert
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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:07 | 2658166 falak pema
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I'm sure a lot of guys in the olympic village will want to slam dunk her all nite long.

I'd love to do sync gymnastics under water with her! 

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:10 | 2658264 resurger
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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:43 | 2658456 Never One Roach
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she's already surrounded by secret service agents from dc

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 08:37 | 2658774 tony wilson
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she's already surrounded by secret service agents from dc


and if they do not get her anal wrecker consent they will just use the same drugs they are using on the holmes batman patsy.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:29 | 2658104 Conrad Murray
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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:35 | 2658111 francis_sawyer
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Long Bob Costas & his scintillating commentary & gesticulations in a heroic effort to right all the worlds flaws & discrepancies...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:44 | 2658127 SeverinSlade
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Only one gold medal for Algeria? Rip off.

Going to laugh though if Algeria is a top gold finisher. Or is the Olympics the one time that GS doesn't rape the muppets?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:13 | 2658424 fuu
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That would not be doing God's work.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:54 | 2658140 Bob
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The IOC collects billions from television contracts — the BBC just signed on for $1 billion for the British TV rights for the next four Games; NBC bought U.S. Olympic TV rights for 2010 and 2012 for $2.2 billion. For the 2008 Beijing Games, the IOC pulled in a reported $436 million just from sponsors.

The IOC makes mad money off this shit . . . on everybody else's dime.  Who is the IOC . . . and whose pockets does the money they "make" go into?

Just curious.


Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:22 | 2658495 Bob
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Thank you, sir.

The IOC distributes over 90% of its revenues to organisations throughout the Olympic Movement to support the staging of the Olympic Games and to promote the worldwide development of sport. The IOC retains less than 10% of its revenue for the operational and administrative costs of governing the Olympic Movement.

Good ole operational and administrative costs. 

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:45 | 2658513 nmewn
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I'm no fan of the Olympic Games outside of a curiosity...but I would suspect any domestic governemnt program (defense to entitlement overhead) retains higher than ten percent, if thats what you are fishin for.

But of course, without an actual budget outline to look at (continuing budget resolutions and printing ad fintium), its knida hard to tell for sure for the taxpayer.

So, I think a general tax strike is in order.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:05 | 2658522 Dave Thomas
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I always liked Stephan's take on the Olympics.

"Rich dicks on Ice" lol.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:52 | 2658141 rodocostarica
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Fuck the olympics. Just another commercial piece of shit waste of time and money.

But I am hoping Uruguay wins the mens soccer gold medal.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:01 | 2658153 francis_sawyer
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What you need to hope for is that the photo journalists get some great shots of hot chicks (preferably with pokies) in tight tops, (which may be used as click bait to beef up thought provoking commentary on future threads)... There's never any indignation towards those types of things (it's only select others that are deemed offensive by TPTB)...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:00 | 2658155 valley chick
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people actually watch the olympics?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:58 | 2658249 Dr Benway
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One of the few times people can pretend to care about archery or curling is when their country wins in the Olympics.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:59 | 2658250 I am on to you
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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:15 | 2658272 HungrySeagull
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I used to, when people pile into a sled and try to hold it together on the icy plunge.


Seriously, the last time I recall seeing anything goes all the way back to Mary Lou Retton. Any of you old basteds old enough to remember HER?


I prefer to read about it in passing these days I thought the RAF's TOT was pretty precise considering.


About that outlook report, what a mount of bullshit. A motte and bailey if you please.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:01 | 2658159 falak pema
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Robotrader at the olympics; n S&P goes to 1400! Nasdaq : 3000!

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:33 | 2658540 Vic Vinegar
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And the irony is that you hate on RobotTrader because you have a reason to - you are so smart.

So I have a link to a Neil McCoy video:


Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:10 | 2658174 tony wilson
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all the energy harvesting  being channelled in air and down those lay lines that run under that demonic site.

straight back to the castle basements where the children howl and plead for respite from the masonic torments of hell.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:12 | 2658180 francis_sawyer
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+1... I kno right?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:17 | 2658192 magpie
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If they decided to use B weapons, will we ever know ?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:19 | 2658195 knukles
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Aye.  Built rrrright on top o'the olde Hobbs Lane station it was.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:20 | 2658282 FieldingMellish
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Damn Martian grasshoppers...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:26 | 2658201 FieldingMellish
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S&P reaffirms its place as Most "On Drugs" Rating Agency. Look out for an EJ downgrade with negative watch of the UK next week.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:48 | 2658461 Never One Roach
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July house prices fall by average of £4,138 as desperate sellers outnumber buyers two to one



This month has seen desperate sellers drop their house prices by the largest amount for a July in four years.

Read more: I guess the UK don't see all those"alien immigrants" coming in to buy up the boxes....



Sat, 07/28/2012 - 09:12 | 2658797 Son of Loki
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UK is in an 'Olympic Depression."

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:39 | 2658218 Joe A
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Combined UK private and public debt (including mortgages) is higher than all the debt of Asia, Africa and Latin America combined but yet the UK is AAA. The financial world is dominated by the Anglo-American system and everything is fixed.

While the world is in turmoil, the world watches the olympic ceremony. This planet is a mad one. 

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 08:42 | 2658777 shovelhead
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Why stint when you can print?

AAA all day.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:48 | 2658231 EuroInhabitant
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Update: I have confirmed my CCC rating for S&P, Moody's and Fitch, all of them with negative outlook. By the way: the Brits are more eurosceptic than anyone else in this world, with Ambrose E-P as their spokesman. But who are at the same time scared to death for a breakup of the eurozone, because of potential massive losses? Yes, indeed, those beefeaters.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:17 | 2658276 FieldingMellish
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Les Rosbifs! ...merde...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:52 | 2658233 cardis
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blessing ? of curse!

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:01 | 2658253 resurger
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well, 9.8 bn for the olympics is not that much ...The best pounds ever spent...

Party Party Party ...

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 01:13 | 2658619 Vic Vinegar
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The best thing I read on the internet this week was Todd Harrison on twitter saying he likes anything that believes in Millenials.

Yet I contrast that with all those commenters bragging on Zero Hedge about how they don't have Facebook accounts.  I wonder what they think of this:

I also guess those same internet tuff guys on ZH aren't down with sexting, either. 

Too bad they aren't, 'cuz the Millenials are totally down with cloud computing and showing their genitals on said cloud. 

I guess we know who wins - and who is left to make hateful comments on the internet...

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 02:04 | 2658644 slewie the pi-rat
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hey, popsicle-toes!

here :> dNoland's <: word cloud [Paste}:

The S&P500 gained 1.7% (up 10.2% y-t-d), and the Dow rose 2.0% (up 7.0%).  The Morgan Stanley Cyclicals rallied 1.4% (up 4.6%), and the Transports increased 1.1% (up 2.1%).  The Morgan Stanley Consumer index gained 1.7% (up 7.3%), and the Utilities increased 0.9% (up 5.2%).  The Banks were up 2.7% (up 17.1%), and the Broker/Dealers were 2.8% higher (up 0.5%).  The S&P 400 Mid-Caps gained 1.0% (up 8.0%), and the small cap Russell 2000 increased 0.6% (up 7.4%).  The Nasdaq100 gained 1.1% (up 16.2%), and the Morgan Stanley High Tech index jumped 2.9% (up 11.1%).  The Semiconductors rallied 5.3% (up 5.4%).  The InteractiveWeek Internet index gained 3.0% (up 8.7%).  The Biotechs added 0.6% (up 38.7%).  With bullion rally $38, the HUI gold index rose 3.3% (down 17.4%).

risk0n, BiCheZ!   L0L!!! 

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:08 | 2658260 EuroInhabitant
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Update: Egan-Jones has already downgraded Germany to A- level. If the country were not a euromember, it would have kept its AAA. In fact, Germany can only lose in whichever "solution" of the eurocrisis:
* If Germany returns to the D-mark (please do!! in silver!!), that currency will rise heavily.
* If one or more of the PIIGS leave the euro and Germany stays in, the euro will rise, the new currencies will devalue and Germany will lose lots of money.
* If the eurozone stays intact, the euro will head lower and the richer countries including Germany will "have to" continue paying for the bankrupt members and their own banks.

I feel very sorry for the Germans.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:16 | 2658274 HungrySeagull
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I would prefer a few Marks myself.

Just wonder how in hell would you get hands on some...

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:19 | 2658280 FieldingMellish
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I agree and since the dollar index traded primarily against the pound, franc, yen and mark in the old days, we should see a dollar selloff.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 19:23 | 2658285 orangegeek
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Nonsense factor common at the end of wave 2's in a bear market.


Wave 3 down pending.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 20:01 | 2658330 sitenine
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I haven't paid much attention to the Olympics, but from what I've been reading here and there, it seams that the games are secondary to what they think it can do for the economy if they just push it hard enough.  The money spent on this pomp is incredible - a stimulus in and of itself.  I mention this only because it also seams to me that when you try this hard, it just isn't that much fun for anyone anymore.  The missiles and regular army soldiers don't help either.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 20:56 | 2658398 EuroInhabitant
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Prosperity does not come from spending, but from producing. But go tell the Krugmanites, I will not try that anymore.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:11 | 2658418 engineertheeconomy
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Poverty is the direct equation of Politicians/Bankers that are allowed to run free  and commit as much theft and crime as they like without consequence or concern

Prosperity is what you get after you hang all the Politicians/Bankers, cut them into little pieces and feed them to the sharks

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:38 | 2658550 Vic Vinegar
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Why did Tyler kick trav out?  Who should he kick out next - you or me?

Because the answer as to where this site goes next is pretty clear after that...

Or maybe his goal is more internet hits.  LOL

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 00:43 | 2658607 Vic Vinegar
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Let's hang around a little while longer to answer this question.  It's actually rather important; more important than being on-topic.

I'm going to rock some Lady Gaga until someone answers or until my stepmom calls me to bed.  Whichever comes first.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 01:04 | 2658615 Vic Vinegar
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Before I move on to one of the many moronic comments here, I would like to follow up with

Got kicked out.  Why him and not you, engineertheeconomy?

Tyler is a smart guy - he's gotta have a plan for this site, no?

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 09:41 | 2658826 Hetty Green
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Producing is so yesterday.  Printing is the new prosperity.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:16 | 2658425 ebworthen
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But wait, I thought debt was good?

Time to max out that credit card and default on it and other loans, if government and financial institution legerdemain are the obvious example.

Cumuppance cumming, Bitchez!

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:48 | 2658558 Vic Vinegar
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Time to force the issue on you buddy...after this I log off and go find some good internet porno.

Your "witty" comment = a Neil McCoy video tonight.  So who do you think should be kicked out of the Big Brother house?

Buy physical or comment on the internet.  The choice is pretty obvious, no?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:28 | 2658439 marco1324
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Well one thing is for sure, Susans brother did a good job. Did he also mention we abolished slavery first?  

Be watching the UE fig after the shows over.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:52 | 2658561 Vic Vinegar
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Just as an example - one of a million possible tonight - one could use your words as an example of something totally worthless and uninspiring.

Or they could buy physical and actually hold something of value. 

Which is the better idea?

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 07:17 | 2658728 marco1324
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Buy physical seems to be the mantra from the experts. Someone once said to me 'Marco, you have two ears and one mouth so use your ears twice as much'. Take care Vic and thanks for the spanking.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:29 | 2658440 Cabreado
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The grandiosity that is the Olympics fits perfectly in the age-old puzzle that will never be solved.

Grandiosity is a symptom of an illness of the personality,

the same illness that keeps the world in a perpetual state of turmoil,

yet provides diversions and distractions for the masses unprepared and unwilling to deal with the very truth that makes them miserable.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:35 | 2658446 marco1324
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So you enjoyed the show then?

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:38 | 2658551 Cabreado
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Until the fundamental problems are given an inkling of intended repair,
it will be nothing but a Show,

the components of which are creativity, self-absorption, ignorance and denial.

I've been very big on creativity my entire life.

Lies eventually render creativity a moot place in... this Show.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:57 | 2658567 Vic Vinegar
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Sure, whatever.

buy physical

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 00:00 | 2658573 newengland
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Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:59 | 2658571 newengland
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I agree with you. This horrible spectacle of a London Olympics recreating a rural England long gone, and a fantasy of the Rothschild Queen and James Bond was a mockery of the masses, not a celebration of national or international genuine culture or tradition.

Tsk,tsk,tsk. This was a show, not art, not anything to be admired - except by the showmasters in politics and banksters who pay least, do least...and stick gawping credulous crowds with the bill, and the lies.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 00:13 | 2658589 Vic Vinegar
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See you be one of those bitches that either doesn't understand things or is paid to be an asshole. 

Nothing you had to say here was anything anyone cared about.  Try harder, newengland.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 01:06 | 2658617 Cabreado
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Yer makin' an ass of yourself.

Much bullshit to be navigated around -- don't be a part of it.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 01:26 | 2658622 Vic Vinegar
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Thanks for your feedback.  I don't mean to be mean to you.

Change is very real and while you or I could call it bullshit - I don't try and avoid it.  It is.

Protip: a cashless society is coming much sooner than anyone's Mad Max dreams are.  You all best get yourselves mentally prepared for that.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:59 | 2658459 Yen Cross
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 OLD nEWS    &     nEWNEWs      


   I stumble upon this (   junk?

                                    Once again. Reality is circumspect.,.


Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:59 | 2658570 Vic Vinegar
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Time to green everybody I know and trust.  You being one of them.

You are super-smart, YC.  Some of us here (myself included) could use a bit more honesty from you.  Take care buddy.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 21:50 | 2658465 Never One Roach
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Excellent article. Thank you for the analyses and comps.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 00:23 | 2658597 Vic Vinegar
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Get fucked loser.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:07 | 2658476 Monedas
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Your love is lifting them higher .... never have so many worthless humans lived so well on the sweat of others .... higher than they've ever been lifted before time began !           Monedas      1929          Comedy Jihad Randian Government Hole Lickers      

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 00:21 | 2658593 Vic Vinegar
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Geniune greenie for you.  I don't think enough people here appreciate you for your intelligence.

I mean - we are either here in cyberspace - masturbating in front of each other by telling each other how smart we are - or we are are working towards a common-goal.  It's one or-the-other, right?

And if it's not either of those things, then I promise you it's just troll comments and Toby Keith videos from here on out.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:21 | 2658491 AssFire
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Fuck this bullshit topic, fuck the olympics, fuck the fed reserve, fuck the fed government, fuck the parasite elites, fuck the fucking fuckers... Now I drink and wait.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:31 | 2658503 Yen Cross
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 Whjy are you Tooting?      I have to admit " explicitives" help <>

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:23 | 2658533 AssFire
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Just my turrets acting up,  fuck!/ then again maybe look at the most basic indicator:


It blew my mind. <FUCK>

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:22 | 2658494 TrainWreck1
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Sasquatch would have made a hell of an East German weightlifter.


Fri, 07/27/2012 - 22:58 | 2658510 sitenine
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? You know, that might have been funny if there was still an East Germany... or Sasquatch.

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:05 | 2658521 Yen Cross
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  Ass Fire I like you. Tyler does " guarantee"  safe passage. When we post.

      Has that " Baltic Dry " Idea changed much?       I aggree with you! Don't devolve.

Stay "flat".

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 23:53 | 2658563 newengland
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Bread and circuses for the masses - Londinium.

Anyone familiar with Britain's current state in finance, economics and seething social tension knows that the Games are a diversion from Britain's terrible reality. The political class and banksters Party on. There will be more fireworks on the streets after this Olympic spectacle ends, and costs Britain more than it gave...for its brief glittering moment. Circus for the masses. No bread, as time will tell, soon. The whole thing is a mockery of the common person. The politicos, corporatists run off with the kudos and money. The ordinary person will be left with tarnished medals, and the bill.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 09:07 | 2658794 shovelhead
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Total waste of money that could be better spent on depleted uranium rounds to bring freedom and democracy to the world.

A real show is a few 2000 lb. bunker busters popping off 1...2...3...

Fuck sportmanship...Let's blow shit up!

A little broken window foreign policy with some Krugmanesque Magical Money Multiplier Effect will have the economy right as rain in no time.

Yes We Can.

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 10:39 | 2658900 Monedas
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Britain was the best choice to upstage the Stalinesque Olympics in Beijing !      A little freedom, some genuine joy of a freer people, a little class, a little understatement, a little tradition .... the Queen was a nice touch !               Monedas         1929           Comedy Jihad:   China, you've still got a long way to go .... especially in the humour department !

Sat, 07/28/2012 - 17:33 | 2659441 Tom Green Swedish
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Downgrades don't really even matter.  The US borrowing cost is now the lowest ever.  I won't trust any rating agency with a penny.  They were the ones who caused the who big problem in the first place.  Screw them.


Bass-san you will be waiting a very long time.  In the mean time I think I'll play Bass-san's game with Triple A rated UK:


List of countries by external debt


Rank     Country                 US dollars                  Date            Per capita    % of GDP      
1           United States         15,813,740,000,000    26-Jun-12     50,266              103      
2           United Kingdom       8,981,000,000,000    30-Jun-10    143,009             360      
3           Germany                 4,713,000,000,000    30-Jun-10     57,755              142      
4           France                    4,698,000,000,000    30-Jun-10     74,619              182      
5           Japan                    2,441,000,000,000     30-Sep-10    19,148               45     

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