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  • Tim Knight from...
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And This Is What Greece Spends Its Bailout Money On

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We announced previously that as a result of the second "bailout" Greece would not see one penny, as it itself would be required to fund the creditor escrow package, in essence meaning that the flow of funds would from Greece to Europe. Yet somehow, a little money must have made its way to the Greek government. We now have a first look at just what it is that Greece is spending this newly panhandled cash on, courtesy of the WSJ...

h/t Clark

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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:51 | 2192520 redpill
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Oh for fucks sake, DEFAULT already!!

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:53 | 2192539 slaughterer
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Where is the address so I can immediately donate some money to Greece?  Oh, I already have...

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:03 | 2192582 bdc63
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Argentine Advice to Greece: Default Now!


this is a GREAT READ

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:12 | 2192612 I am more equal...
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Some PR firm just scored big.  The got some junior associate to write that crap, send it via email to newspaper, and then charged them big-time all the while playing the second round of some PGA course.  Not bad for a day job.  No Amway sales job.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:13 | 2192865 EnglishMajor
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Can I just make the check out to the "IMF"?  I don't want to have to take the time to write out "Greece".

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:24 | 2192895 BaBaBouy
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The EU Bailout fucks should Leave John Lennon Out of it !!!


Don't Go There, Piigs...

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:27 | 2192913 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Tyler forgot the Friday Humor caption.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:31 | 2192929 Liquid Courage
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Wonder if they'll be cutting a royalty cheque on that? Go get 'em, Yoko!

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 13:21 | 2193141 ilion
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I like the part about "tax paying citizens". This is turning out to be the comedy of the decade.

Check out the website of these lunatics:

About the guys behind this stunt:

  • We are a network of like-minded businesspeople, colleagues and friends who cannot be silent observers as the dialogue around Greece’s road to recovery deteriorates ....
  • We have absolutely no political aspirations and we do not serve nor promote any special interest, personal or professional

    So, they have no interest, yeah, right!

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:28 | 2192915 Stuck on Zero
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Make your check out to the: "Deutsche Submarine Werks" c/o GDR.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:13 | 2192861 Doña K
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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:46 | 2193000 SubjectivObject
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Agreed, great read.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:51 | 2193023 Spirit Of Truth
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Seriously, is Greece's situation any different than an individual's situation who is over their head in unmanageable credit card debts?  Such a person won't get any more credit UNTIL they default and go bankrupt.  Once the slate is wiped clean, solvency returns and there's no longer significant credit risk. The whole deal here is to REDUCE THE RISK and defaulting on old obligations is the way to go for Greece at this point since any new credit is exorbitantly expensive since there's little hope of any repayment given the existing debt burden.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:55 | 2193048 Ghordius
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I agree with you. Though there are 300 Greek PMs that are still a bit undecided about this.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 14:20 | 2193415 slewie the pi-rat
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even if they wake up, soon, dexia may beat them to the liquidationLine

belgium is kinda on the ropes here, sports fans!  will a kingdom fall over 21st-century bankster follies?

can you belive the EUR is @ 1.348?

bonds are up, again!  and the dollar is down 1/2 "cent" but not too bad, except against the EUR from what i see, imo

Ctrl + P + "promises" = <shrugs>

it's time to liquidate some fukingZombies!

now, who wants to be first? 

step right up!  don't be shy!  spin the wheel of Furtune!  Kenny Loggins - Lucky Lady+Angry Eyes

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:20 | 2192636 Rynak
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Here is my *bailout* (as opposed to... uh, is there such a thing as "bailIn"?) plan for *greece* (as opposed to global bankers):

1. Default

2. Leave the EMU

3. Done that? GOOD - now AFTER you are debt-free, print 50 billion euros, and give them the cash on top of the default, BUT their gov may not spend it however it wants.... instead, 50% is to be given to domestic market startups, and 50% is simply distributed to the population.

4. In going with the tradition of making "demands" for such "bailouts", that interfere with souvereignity....  the gov must reduce buerocracy WITHOUT axing services, and hold elections.


There, see? Bailouts, solidarity and interference with national souvereignity can actually be done in a useful way.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:57 | 2192560 Hippocratic Oaf
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So the motherfuckers are resorting to begging. Only one way to go........down.

Fuck 'em

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:36 | 2192716 Arthor Bearing
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You know that ain't no shit and you're gettin lots of tit, Greeced lightening

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:21 | 2192875 Ghordius
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This is not begging. It's a complaint and a statement and a hope. If you belong to those who think that when someone is on his knees the only way is to beat them harder than I wish to encounter you in a dark alley.


Come on, Tyler, "this is what they spent it on" - how much does a website like that cost?

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:50 | 2193016 Drachma
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It's not a complaint and it's not a statement of hope, it's tripe served cold and slimy. The minds behind it are laughing in your face. It is written and delivered with the factitious friendliness of a sadistic psychopath, just before he impales you. Cost is not the issue Ghordo.


Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:56 | 2193051 i-dog
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Is that you, Mario?

FFS! Of course it's begging. They had their chance to "do an Iceland" ... they had their chance to return the excess military purchases for a full refund ... they had their chance to give the bankstas a "take it or leave it" offer ... they had their chance to slash civil service headcounts and conditions in half ... they had their chance to hold a referendum on what the actual citizens who are being forced to pay for this "bailout" want. How many more "chances" do those unelected "leaders" want to subject their slaves to?????

The Euro-Anglo-American ponzi is blowing up. Every country with a massive unrepayable (except by rampant printing) debt has STOLEN the labour and resources of those countries without massive debts in order to swan around in gas-guzzling SUVs and supercars, then return home to 50" LCDs and granite benchtops to scoff down another truckload of food. It's fucking criminal and is coming to an end real soon now.

And now Greece is asking for one more go around!?! Well, they're not alone ... just the first in line.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 13:02 | 2193084 BooMushroom
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It's not a website, it's a full-page ad in the WALL STREET FREAKIN' JOURNAL!! ahem..  Sorry about that.  But yeah, it cost more than a website.  About two hundred thousand dollars more.  Not to mention all the dough they paid some hotshot ad exec to delegate the writing of this ad to his cute junior intern with those incredibly large ... brains.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 18:37 | 2193856 Tyranny is Love
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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 13:21 | 2193169 NidStyles
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I don't have any dark alley's, but you can come to my house and show me what you think. At least try to that is.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 04:16 | 2195273 Ghordius
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Ok - I did not realize it's more than a website. WSJ is not my favourite venue, so it's an ad and Tyler expected all to have seen it.

And some people think psychos are behind this.

That this ad expresses in a very candid way the thoughts and feelings of people I talk with seems unbelievable for some. Ok, ok.

WTF? What is Your problem? Defending the right of someone else to say "Fuck 'em" to a whole country?

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:58 | 2192566 Azannoth
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and that is exactly what ... wait for it .... Jesus would do !

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:18 | 2192633 bruinjoe93
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Please keep Jesus out of this discussion.  This is the work of mad men.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 13:15 | 2193144 A Lunatic
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Besides, Jesus only redeems once.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 23:17 | 2194904 StychoKiller
Fri, 02/24/2012 - 14:14 | 2193389 The Alarmist
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He'd swim across the Rio Grande and take a job an American won't do.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:07 | 2192602 Long-John-Silver
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It takes time to loot and pillage everything of any value. After it's all hauled away and every citizen has been raped, default will be allowed for the survivors.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 13:05 | 2193101 BooMushroom
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And if all the banksters then left and ignored the country for a few generations, and left them with their soil and their crops and their rocks and goats and Acropolises, they'd still be better off than they are today.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:22 | 2192654 battle axe
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That is just sad. Yes, just default and get it done.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 13:19 | 2193167 Falkor
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Great Comment!

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:51 | 2192522 falak pema
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And...it will end like Kent State! 

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:52 | 2192524 FubarNation
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Country should be renamed Fleece as in Fleece the sheeple.  Who comes up with this shit idea? Unfucking believable.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:51 | 2192525 ArkansasAngie
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Yee Haaa ... capitalism at work.  Instead of making something they're advertising what a good job they're doing.

Kinda, sorta sounds like something Obama is doing ... give change another term to not happen

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:51 | 2192526 TradingJoe
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Maybe, just maybe, the peasents of the world, Greece certainly included, deserve what they have coming!

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 11:08 | 2192603 WonderDawg
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Right. Fucking peasants should bail out the banks and be damn grateful for the opportunity.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:17 | 2192881 disabledvet
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Well it is the Age of Social Media. A newspaper? It needs to have The Song attached. And...why not post it here? Are WE no good enough??

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:35 | 2192948 Liquid Courage
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But you're still fucking peasants, as far as I can see.

A working class hero, is something to be.

If you want to be a martyr, then just follow me.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 20:42 | 2194632 UP Forester
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I'd rather be a juke-box hero....

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:39 | 2192967 falun bong
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yeah, let them eat cake

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 14:30 | 2193464 non_anon
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Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:52 | 2192527 scatterbrains
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lol complete and total sell out of the people by their *leaders* 

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:52 | 2192528 Ben Bermonkey
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The number of families living on $2 or less per person per day for at least a month in the USA has more than doubled in 15 years to 1.46 million.


see here is the link



Fri, 02/24/2012 - 10:52 | 2192529 JPM Hater001
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This is sad.  The businesses of Greece paid for the ad.  The Union are killing the businesses, and they want more international understanding.

The country got where it is all together.  How about the Unions pay for an ad too.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 12:45 | 2192996 falun bong
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yeah, any country with unions is a real mess. Like Germany, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands, Brazil, Chile, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Denmark. Let's just give Capital ALL the fucking money and power and leave none for Labor. Wouldn't want any Socialism and handouts around here (unless of course you are a multi-billion dollar bank or oil company or arms manufacturer...then it's handouts galore).

Even Henry Ford understood that you have to leave a few crumbs for the workers...because they are the fucking customers, too. D'oh.

Sure there are public union abuses but they pale before the Socialism that banks and corps get

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 13:51 | 2193297 Ace Ventura
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I take your point, and concur that by comparison unions' piece of the action is much smaller than the banks. The problem is unions long ago ceased to represent the workers, and became political influence-peddling entities themselves.

In other words, they are in the same big-boys club as the banksters, but only as junior ranking members.

P.S. As for pubic sector unions, I still don't understand how it makes sense to allow them. I say this only because a major stakeholder in public union negotiations is the taxpayer, and that is the one entity which is not allowed a seat at the negotiating table. Kinda easy to negotiate favorable deals when both parties at the table are negotiating with someone else's money.

Fri, 02/24/2012 - 16:06 | 2193899 rosiescenario
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Sadly the unions are more interested in boosting their membership and paying their leaders than taking care of the rank and file. The unions should have been the most vehement in demanding that immigration laws be enforced and quotas reduced. It is their members who have suffered due to their inaction on that and the corporations who have benefited with cheaper labor.

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