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Mon, 12/05/2011 - 10:54 | 1946476 spiral_eyes
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the market is trading on hot air. it's very sad. when i was a kid i thought markets were about fundamentals, profit and loss. sadly, today it's all about government interventions. tragicomedy.

the bust was inevitable.

the real question is whether or not the west wil start a load of new wars to (ahem) "raise aggregate demand"

http://azizonomics.com/2011/12/04/is-the-middle-east-about-to-explode/ 

 

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:00 | 1946503 Oh regional Indian
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Scrip Scripts. Plain and simple. It is a dance and a 3D movie rolled into one. Which seems the emergent reality anyways.

ORI

/the-plan/

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:29 | 1946587 Pladizow
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If all the worlds a stage, who's in the audience?

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:34 | 1946606 oogs66
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the bots?

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:53 | 1946689 TSA gropee
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Dunno, but I'll be real money they're a captive audience.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:58 | 1946982 YBNguy
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Sorry, this is one flick Ill skip as I already read the book.

 

FACT/REALITY IS STRANGER THAN FICTION

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:10 | 1946526 Teddy Turner
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This is the most important video you will ever see

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUsKrulPnTE

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:52 | 1946894 w a l k - a w a y
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Teddy Turner

This is the most important video you will ever see

ABSOLUTE PROOF THE ILLUMINATI CONTROL THE WORLD... MUST WATCH!

302 views   4 thumbs up    3 thumbs down

Boy I tell you whut. What I wouldn't give to stop people from postin unidentified vidyuhs from that "Yhou Tube thing." /Hank Hill
Mon, 12/05/2011 - 10:56 | 1946484 mktsrmanipulated
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i have called cnbc and spoken to the news desk multiple times and blamed them for irresponsible journalism...not reporting on the Paulson hedgie story...and their ability to only pull out the pom poms for a rally and yet they do nothing but pump the mkt...maybe we should all call and continue to complain

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 10:58 | 1946486 DormRoom
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your liberty is an illusion. TPTB have chosen coordination to protect the ogligarchs.  prepare for stagflation in the West.  And hyperinflation in the BRICS as your life savings is eroded through high-hyper inflation for the 0.1%.

 

Once we reached the tipping point of runaway inflation in 2012  Central Banks can do nothing, because they have created a weapon of financial destruction from their monetized balance sheet.

 

And if you're a cop--think of how pissed you're going to be when the 0.1% raids your pension, and your life savings is gone, in that inflationary world.  Why do you protect them.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 10:58 | 1946498 Tsar Pointless
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Because they pay them.

Pinkerton, bitchez!

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:06 | 1946491 TruthInSunshine
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This week's playbill:

 

Sarkozy as Pinocchio

Merkel as Brute (et tu, Brute?) and or Judas

The Bernank as Irving Fisher & The Kaiser (dual role)

Obama as Nero fiddling in Maui

Jamie Dimon as himself

Timmay Geithner as Rodney Dangerfield

 

Makeup! Wardrobe! Has anyone seen Banzai?

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:30 | 1946593 DaveyJones
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I don't know, with a little makeup, Timmay makes a better Redd Fox 

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:20 | 1946841 slewie the pi-rat
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well, at least you guys are awae that timmah is involved, going to meet, not w/ the finiMinis, but w/ the heavy hitters b4 the summit this week

most likely he'll offer them 'm0repo bridge financing' till they can get their "treaties" aligned w/ endless fiat via runaway printing

haven't seen tyler or peter.t mention this trip, which was annonced friday afternoon, yet

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 10:58 | 1946495 EZT
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where is the pullback..!?

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:01 | 1946501 mktsrmanipulated
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isnt going to be one....this is all manipulated i wouldnt be schocked if the fed buys ES futures overnight to create these f'd up bs rallies they are buying euros thats for sure

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:35 | 1946607 oogs66
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they seem to be making one last effort to push stocks in the thinking that somehow that fixes the economy

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:00 | 1946505 EZT
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Thats (demo)crazy

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:03 | 1946513 Temporalist
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On a similar theme of the world "stage":

Overweight in Metal, This Band Tries to Play Tunes in Forex Metallica, Other Rockers Go Hardcore to Master Currency Moves; 'a U.S. Export'

"Metallica's longtime manager, Cliff Burnstein, is accelerating the band's tour plans to avoid getting sucked into Europe's debt troubles. With the gloom among investors spreading to richer countries such as France, Mr. Burnstein is worried that the euro will tank, making it harder for concert promoters in the 17 countries that use the currency to pay Metallica's fees."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405297020463090457705612333166004...

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:04 | 1946515 Bansters-in-my-...
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I see there is a record of a crime scene on the Kitco gold charts over night,and this morning.

Timmy sucks Benny's cock.......

You fucking faggotts....

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:08 | 1946521 Tsar Pointless
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Now that's classy.

Asshole.

And you can't even spell the damn word. There is only one 't' at the end.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:04 | 1946516 Whoa Dammit
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There's not enough budget for this to be a movie. But they could possibly fund an episode of "Murder She Wrote" with Merkel playing the Angela Landsbury role of Jessica Fletcher. ;-)

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:09 | 1946524 lunaticfringe
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This whole thing is world wide and systemic. I am seriously thinking of taking a stand. An old retired lawman, engaging in purposeful tax evasion. Really. http://thecivillibertarian.blogspot.com/2011/12/can-united-states-citize...

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 14:14 | 1947268 DosZap
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lunaticfringe

Won't matter a whit to them, they will take all you have, your pension,retirement, your home,your car/truck.

Anything of value, and throw away the key.They also will keep track of what you owe, and add penalties and interest to it, until you decide you want to live in somethingbesides a tent.

And they will print regardless if any taxes are collected or not, they have NO choice.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:09 | 1946525 valley chick
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Does this "show" ever end?

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:52 | 1946683 TSA gropee
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Nope, it's now in syndication.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:11 | 1946527 mktsrmanipulated
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all logic and reason have left the building....dollar cost averaging the Ponzi scheme of the century-----u will see

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:13 | 1946530 firstdivision
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POMO's will be relentless this week.  I lost on my weekend short bet, but c'est la vie!

P.S.  we've averaged +17 point days the last 6 trading days, and that is counting today.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:13 | 1946533 mktsrmanipulated
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this is why they wanted electronics.....so algo can easily manipulate the mkts.....you can say what you want but when there were pits there was order

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:36 | 1946609 oogs66
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yup...price action drives all over the short term...no reward for thinking

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:13 | 1946535 mayhem_korner
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All the World's A Stage

 

Some other, appropro Peart-isms:

You can twist perception, reality won't budge...

All puffed up with vanity
We see what we want to see
To the powerful and the wise
The mirror always lies

Who can face the knowledge that the truth is not the truth?
Obsolete...Absolutely

Don't annoy us further!
We have our work to do
Just think about the average
What use have they for you?
Another toy will help destroy
The elder race of man
Forget about your silly whim
It doesn't fit the Plan!

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:16 | 1946546 Peter K
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"Anyone who tries to figure out how austerity and growth work together, or where the money is coming, or any other details,  will be escorted from room, and will be Clockwork Oranged into reading “fringe blogging websites” until they accept that details are bad, and only vague notions and slogans can “solve” anything."

Got to hand it to Peter, for an American, he seems to have a great feel for how Euroland works.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:17 | 1946550 mikmid
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If ten years ago you told me this shit would happen I would have laughed. Now It's hard to know what to do!!

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 14:44 | 1947410 Think for yourself
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Prepare. Fear is not a solution but preparedness is a sane state of mind yet does not necessitate a total withdrawal from the system. It only implies insuring a hardened state in which you will not be devastated by over-dependence on the system should it crash/go through hard times.

According to your means get some cash on hand. Enough to last a few months. Get a physical PMs stash started to last you a year. Diversify your assets into real commodities of value. Start building up a food supply to last for an extended period of time, especially if you are in a region where there is no thriving local economy or where food supply depends a lot on large scale logistics (big cities away from any agrarian territory, for instance - I'm living in rural central america, on the other hand, so I dont feel overly threatened here: there is a lot of local, independant food production means that will be unaffected in case of systemic collapse). Start with a few months, build up to 6 months, a year, ultimately 2 years but do it progressively so you don't feel overwhelmed (and to avoid getting caught in a stupid situation, i.e. 2 years of rice and beans yet no method of access to potable water). Don't brag or gossip about your preps, yet get to know your neighbors. Offer to help with problems you can solve and spot which other neighbors are resourceful and prepared, what their skills are, what they can offer.

Visit prepping forums. Divert some of your liquidity and longterm assets into tools of all sorts, from woodworking to electronics. Develop your hobbies into life-sustaining skills. Having the tools and know-how to build a shed, purify water, fix cars, growing a small liberty garden etc., are infinitely useful skill in a destabilized economy where relying on yourself and on the local community gains increased importance.

But I'm just saying this for the sake of other people like you who are wondering about the same question that you are. You have already been hanging out here for a year so you should already have heard all of this, now it's (past) time to integrate it in your lifestyle.

Edit: Oh, and get in touch with your inner spirituality, whatever your religion or lack of it. It will show you how to become stalwart and to stay unaffected by the harsh circumstances that are quite probably coming. That should actually be the prime objective while the other preparations around it are only for material/physical safety. 

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:24 | 1946572 DaveyJones
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"At this point, I will give the politicians some credit"

yes, they took the credit, we took the debt.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:33 | 1946604 the 300000000th...
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Its getting sickening, I now almost puke every time I see Merkel and Sarkosy meet and almost make out when they have to do that kiss each cheeck BS, and then they pose for the awkward hand shake and then they talk flor a minute using hand gestures and then they dissapear through some double doors. How amny times are they gonna have to meet before we have a complete multi currency collapse. I hope its soon.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:37 | 1946611 Temporalist
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They only kiss because the other option is a "Heil!" salute.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:37 | 1946614 oogs66
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it is such BS what these guys do, but they control it all...insanity!

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:37 | 1946616 Village Smithy
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Let's not be so naive. This market is being manipulated up in order to give the manipulators better exit points. At the same time they are keeping the PMs in check so they can get in at good levels. Although the printing presses are not yet running at full production they are all at least warmed up and churning out limited production runs. This should have gold tearing but it isn't, so why not. Manipulation. 

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:13 | 1946798 mayhem_korner
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And in this manipulated world, wouldn't you expect a BIG sale on PMs just ahead of the BIG print?  How much Au would free up (for CB consumption) if S&P and gold were both at 1,350?  I'm not predicting it, just sayin' that equity levitation provides nice cover for back-alley bullion accumulation.

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 11:56 | 1946698 pmcgoohan
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This is so blatant.

FTSE 0.42%

Gold -0.25%

EUR USD 0.58%

HYG 0.43%

SPY 1.71% !!!

I might look to get out of my equity shorts for a week or so- but not until SPY gets off the laughing gas

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:03 | 1946748 benb
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“World events do not occur by accident: They are made to happen, whether it is to do with national issues or commerce; and most of them are staged and managed by those who hold the purse strings.”

~Denis Healey, former British Defence Secretary and Secretary of the Exchequer

 

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 14:27 | 1947339 DaveyJones
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I always think it's a wrestling match between that and the fallout that even the best conspirators can't control

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:09 | 1946779 Amused2Death
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Don't fight the colluders!

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 14:47 | 1947453 earleflorida
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Y didn't U C that when the bottom was "666" ,... had 2 tell U, OZ was fine. Now where is OZ today? 1 clue is all ye get - it's somewhere in neverland,... 

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:29 | 1946869 Theosebes Goodfellow
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Peter my man, you left one possible, (probable?), act unmentioned. And that's the rousing one, filled with patriotic music and much flag-waving. There's nothing like a good old-fashioned war to distract the masses. One only has to remember the last refuge of scoundrels...

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:34 | 1946878 Peter K
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To fight a war one needs and army. But the Eurolanders disbanded theirs to pay for their socialist nanny states.

Come to think of it, knew socialism must have been good for something, just did know what. Now I know:)

But it's still muerte:))

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:49 | 1946936 DOT
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Well, at least the writing has been pretty good.  Some allowance should be made for the advancement of technology, as the stage has been replaced by Video 24/7.

" All the word is a reality tv show "  

What happens off camera on one show is the basis for a new one on another "feed". 

Computers vie with each other over logic puzzles that loop around and around, replacing actors with animation and analysis with opinion that is hard wired and Branded.

 

 

Time to pull the plug.

 

 

Mon, 12/05/2011 - 12:50 | 1946939 goldfish1
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"excited about this opportunity" lol

 

Clive Maund says the commercials are massively long the euro.

http://news.goldseek.com/CliveMaund/1323097860.php

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