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The idiocy just hit record highs:


What next: the AMF dispatches black choppers to round up all those trop-beaucoup criminal bloggers?


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Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:03 | 1664182 So Close
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Don't laugh..

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:12 | 1664234 MarketTruth
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So it IS 2008 all over again!

Criminals at Goldman Sachs who sold SHITTY DEALS, JP Morgan who give out FOOD STAMPS to the people they stole from, BoA who ILLEGALLY FORECLOSED on home owners, etc will get big bonuses while whistleblowers will go to jail.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:21 | 1664296 PY-129-20
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This is not new. When Jan Fleischhauer wrote his opinion in Der Spiegel,  he received a letter from Brussels three days later. Maoist Barroso was not amused to read a critique of his person. Der Spiegel was warned.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:15 | 1664263 Cdad
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So when do all of us down here in the peanut gallery get assigned a cot in one of FEMA's "Family Centers"?  When is the roundup...I mean when do the invites get mailed out?

I call top bunk!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:28 | 1664319 Cognitive Dissonance
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The way I understand how these things usually go down, we slaves will not fight our oppressors or even the jailers. We will fight each other for the right to the top bunk. It's all right on schedule.

Over my dead body will you get more than me....fellow slave. Besides, I happen to like the crumbs. Easier to chew and digest.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:30 | 1664330 Cdad
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Ah, brother Cog....never.  I'd never fight you.  I love you, man.

Speaking of crumbs, does anyone know how the food is in the Family Centers?  I was getting tired of mac-n-cheese-n-spam anway.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:33 | 1664345 WALLST8MY8BALL
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I hear they make a mean Pepper steak in Joliet

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:30 | 1664560 Tuco Benedicto ...
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"Head em up!  Move em out!"

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:13 | 1664483 Snidley Whipsnae
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On Christmas a PB&J... + a little knowledge and we can turn most anything into refreshing beverages.


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:59 | 1665047 DaveyJones
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and rasins into wine

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:22 | 1664518 Sgt.Sausage
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==>  I love you, man.

You can't have his beer.


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:10 | 1664720 ResFam
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"Speaking of crumbs, does anyone know how the food is in the Family Centers?  I was getting tired of mac-n-cheese-n-spam anway."

It's actually quite tasty... Called Soily Green or Soylent Green or something like that.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 18:55 | 1665554 Tunga
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Yes, I'll have the spam, spam, spam, spam eggs and spam thank you.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:43 | 1664386 NotApplicable
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Exactly. Three hots and a cot will fill those camps in no time. All we need is a li'l disaster in order to create the rationale.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:23 | 1664517 tamboo
Tue, 09/13/2011 - 22:54 | 1666163 Real Estate Geek
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WTF?  Wasn't Katrina ~5 years ago?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:54 | 1664428 Ferrari
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Isn't this what the Republican/Democrat Family Feud is for, to make sure We The Serfs don't attack the right people?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:59 | 1664442 Rodent Freikorps
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I think getting as many people as possible on the dole is what will have the majority attack the wrong way.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:28 | 1664546 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Agreed my dear Rodent!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:01 | 1665060 DaveyJones
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that's why a garden is one of the best revolutionary tools. Kept fed, nutritioned and out of the corrupt currency system

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:58 | 1665038 ParisianThinker
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You made me laugh and then think. Bravo.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:30 | 1664331 Quinvarius
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...and I call all your desserts.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:38 | 1664368 Atomizer
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I call top bunk!

Methane gas rises to top bunks.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:49 | 1664408 Tipo anónimo
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a: your methane will be harvested, and

b: until further notice, piss filters down...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:26 | 1664537 Tuco Benedicto ...
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I'll take the bunk six feet under before I will fight for the top bunk at a FEMA camp.  The top bunk is yours.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:48 | 1664656 hunglow
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Quit stepping on my rack.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 20:54 | 1665715 robobbob
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don't you understand how this game works?

there will be a major disaster.

dirty bomb? region wide internet based power grid sabotage? alien invasion?

people will be begging for a spot in the camps.

i just wonder how they plan on disguising the political affiliation part of the screening process.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 23:02 | 1666196 punishmentnotrevenge
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Bad New Cdad!  The invites were in the mail!  Just so happened they made it to a Post office that was shut down!


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:33 | 1664346 GenX Investor
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How do they get "AMF" from Les Misérables?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:03 | 1664184 ZeroPower
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Ironic: opinion in French is opinion.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:34 | 1664352 Let them eat iPads
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But the problem with the French is they don't have a word for "entrepreneur".

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:46 | 1664399 Rodent Freikorps
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Sabotage is still in the original French, as well.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:14 | 1664489 Snidley Whipsnae
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So is parachute...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:40 | 1664614 falak pema
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parachute d'orée... and ... noces d'argent.. should please the PM bugs at ZH.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:04 | 1664744 Mesquite
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And Guillotine..No..?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:57 | 1665225 Rodent Freikorps
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Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:58 | 1664437 falak pema
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that's too close to the funny when you are an entreprenuer you get clouted by government run monopoly suppliers or by the tax authorities, for peanuts,  doctored into Eiffel tower "you owe us"...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:04 | 1664187 Divided States ...
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Thats why its called Opinion...Je ne sais pas parce que je suis un idiot?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:04 | 1664188 oogs66
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what is the amf?  this is all so stupid

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:07 | 1664207 monmick
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Authorité des marchés financiers....

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:13 | 1664252 LongSoupLine
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you know...AMF.  They made small sailboats and sports equip in the 70's-80's.  Crazy times...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:16 | 1664266 Josh Randall
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I thought AMF was involved in Bowling

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:27 | 1664320 totem
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They are, but like many companies, they also manage a bond-rating agency on the side but their scoring methodology is said to be too confusing.  For example, in terms of AMF ratings, AAA is akin to a 300 score.

Anyway, according to published reports, "due to a 'gutter ball' in Greece's latest frame, the AMF is recalculating their score this week."



Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:41 | 1664379 williambanzai7
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Thank you all for remi ding me that I have not addressed the bowling angle yet...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 18:59 | 1665558 Tunga
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Candle pins for cash.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:09 | 1665084 DaveyJones
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our politicians are kid bowlers and their inflated gutters are starting to split. 

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:31 | 1664332 JohnG
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Thanks for the laugh man.  My week is starting even crappier than last week.....laughs and booze help.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:17 | 1664273 Mike2756
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crappy harley's, too.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:23 | 1664305 pods
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Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:53 | 1664424 Andrew Jackson ...
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It's the SEC without porn

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:04 | 1664194 papaswamp
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The bankster masters sicking the govt attack dogs on speech?...always the first to go.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:20 | 1664288 Rodent Freikorps
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Europe has had hate speech/thought crimes laws for a while now.

They are pretty effective in shutting down debate on immigration.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:05 | 1664196 GeneMarchbanks
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Long idiocy and rumors, I'm literally a Gazillion Ear.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:05 | 1664197 Mongo
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You know there is only one blog that would be surrounded by black copters... oh... I am on it... OH SHIT!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:14 | 1664257 LongSoupLine
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Hold on...there's a knock at my door.  Be right back.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:46 | 1664400 NotApplicable
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Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:08 | 1664202 Deadpool
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it's Murdoch's fault...the one from A-Team.

Hannibal: What's the matter, Captain?
Murdock: Something horrible.
Face: What's the matter? Billy get hit by a car.
Murdock: WORSE.
[gives Hannibal his hospital release]
Murdock: I've been thrown out. Cast out...
Hannibal: You've been found sane?
Murdock: You got it.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:11 | 1664231 EscapeKey
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Speaking of Murdoch... Fox News claimed Rick "crony capitalist" Perry won last night's debate. I guess enforcing vaccinations and farming out the work to your friends at Merck is a-ok, by Murdoch's standards.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:14 | 1664256 Deadpool
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but think of all those fresh young Dixie chicks ready willing and able with total abandon now that they are risk free. Liberty!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:36 | 1664359 Rodent Freikorps
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The whole point was to try to help daughters of dbag welfare parents not suffer from an avoidable disease. In this case, cervical cancer.

Parents could opt out if they wanted to.

Not really an exercise in tyranny.


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:09 | 1664454 Calculated_Risk
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the whole hpv=cancer is bullshit! another way for government to mandate something so their kickbacks keep getting paid.


edit: Good luck with your child being a fucking guinea pig for these shit bags.. just do a google search for gardasil deaths, brain damage etc..


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:29 | 1664551 Rodent Freikorps
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Seems comparable to most vaccines.

It is a friggin vaccine. Do you think the live virus is preferable?


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:00 | 1665052 Titus
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Bullshit. Merck had perry mandate the vaccinations even though he didn't have authority as governor to do this. Merck knew there was liability risk from bad reactions but as the vaccinations were mandated by the state any fallout would be covered by state liability funding, not merck's coffers. Perry doesn't give a fuck about little girls, he was making a cash deal at their expense.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:13 | 1664484 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Sorry, Rodent, that is "classic" tyranny!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:30 | 1664562 Rodent Freikorps
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I didn't realize "classic tyranny" had a "opt out" provision.


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:05 | 1665080 Titus
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Was it widely understood that there was an opt out provision? Perry made vaccination a mandate without authority to do so, the opting out part comes from either 1) the knowledge that he wasn't authorized and challenging the bureaucracy, or 2) not sending your kids to public school as they didn't have their vaccinations.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:20 | 1664293 centerline
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Fox News has made their postion quite clear regarding the GOP candidate(s).  In doing so, they are also making it quite clear that Fox News is no longer in the journalism business at all.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:39 | 1664374 DirtMerchant
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Fox and Journalism in the same sentence is an insult to real journalists everywhere...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:52 | 1664421 gmrpeabody
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Real and Journalists in the same sentence is an insult to readers everywhere...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:56 | 1664432 Reform1776
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Fox News was in the journalism business?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:06 | 1664203 EscapeKey
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During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

George Orwell

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:07 | 1664206 Shell Game
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Whole damn system is circling the drain.  Double flush at will..

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:08 | 1664221 DirtMerchant
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even a courtesy flush would be appreciated at this point

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:53 | 1664684 hunglow
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Must reel in or I get wet.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:09 | 1664226 GeneMarchbanks
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The smell refuses to go away and can't be flushed, gotta hang in there pal.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:17 | 1664277 Shell Game
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Grab one and get to work! Must. flush. it. Down!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:37 | 1664363 JohnG
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Bah, manual labor, get yourself one of these bastards:


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:40 | 1664376 TBT or not TBT
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Run the little bathroom fan for a while and just barely crack the door.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:45 | 1664398 JohnG
Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:31 | 1664338 GenX Investor
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We've been given the "Upper Decker"

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:07 | 1664208 Little John
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It just gets crazier and crazier.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:07 | 1664209 mccoyspace
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It is the "Autorité des marchés financiers" or the Financial Markets Authority.


or you could take your pick of others:

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:08 | 1664211 xtop23
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Are they talking about that dipshit Krugman's piece in WSJ?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:14 | 1664258 xtop23
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 Appreciated was confused - 

 Isn't this basically an open admission that French banks are insolvent ?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:17 | 1664275 Deadpool
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unnamed sources must be named. whistelblowers must be gagged. dogs gotta hunt.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:07 | 1664213 j.tennquist
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Ironic: Opinion in France is irony

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:09 | 1664227 alien-IQ
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don't tell me that's why the EUR/USd just went parabolic and the dollar went off the fucking cliff...please say it isn't so.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:17 | 1664274 espirit
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Something up with the ^HSI. Maybe headed for 18k, like the rumors said - haha yuan, oops meant yawn.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:05 | 1664755 hunglow
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On glide slope, on course for penetration. Report outer marker.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:09 | 1664228 doomandbloom
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Tyler hope you have  been using a condom

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:09 | 1664229 DirtMerchant
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France still have the short ban in place?


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:11 | 1664232 Reptil
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Typical banker arrogance. Cochons.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:29 | 1664325 carbonmutant
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Societe Generale did the same thing last month...

Societe Generale has today asked the AMF to open an investigate rumors that caused the bank's share price to plunge more than 20%...

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:10 | 1664236 BobPaulson
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Is there a link?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:10 | 1664237 JW n FL
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How about these guys?? ALL DAY EVERY DAY??

Let's stick together! In Euro-room with no exit

Uploaded by on Sep 13, 2011

Germany has called on eurozone members to stick together in an attempt to settle nerves over the potential Greek default. The Chancellor says that Greece must stay aboard the bloc to avoid causing a domino effect. Her statement came after fears of Greece declaring bankruptcy caused a sharp fall in global markets on Monday. It was triggered by reports that Germany was preparing for Greece to leave the eurozone. Athens has been struggling to bring its debt crisis under control despite stringent austerity measures. Financial journalist Demetri Kofinas says that there is no easy way out.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:14 | 1664259 Reptil
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They're too late. They had multiple chances to take the initiative, and plan a controlled default, but chose "extend and pretend". What now, idiots?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:11 | 1664244 pods
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In Amerika, the banks just call up Eric "Place" Holder to shake down anyone off the reservation.


Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:14 | 1664255 DirtMerchant
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or to raid and destroy the evidence....

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:24 | 1664302 JW n FL
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Under One God..


***Shredding ALL Rich Fuckers Documents.. In-Justice for All!


Wall Street gets 10 times MORE! Money than the Military.. in the form of Tax Dollars..

Our Tax Dollars are spent on Wall Street! Job Creators doing God's Work!! Praise Be!!

Child poverty in US-American Dream-09-12-2011



Shades of Arthur Andersen: SEC Shredding Documents

The Senate Judiciary Committee is looking into allegations brought by SEC Enforcement Division attorney and whistleblower Darcy Flynn that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) illegally destroyed documents relating to preliminary investigations of, among others, Bernard Madoff, AIG, Lehman Brothers, Goldman Sachs, and Deutsche Bank -- literally thousands of files over the past twenty years.

No wonder we aren't seeing prosecutions of Wall Street wrongdoers who brought us the financial crisis. Senator Chuck Grassley, the ranking Republican member of the Senate Judiciary Committee is particularly concerned about this destruction of records at the SEC.

Unfortunately, the SEC also has a terrible track record with its revolving door. Enforcement Division attorneys, even Division Chiefs, frequently move directly to high paying jobs at companies that are the subject of investigations, including some of those listed above as having their preliminary investigations records destroyed.

The SEC also has a bad record of firing or retaliating against whistleblowers. In fact, the whistleblower here, Darcy Flynn, is represented by Gary Aguirre, a former SEC staff attorney who received a $755,000 settlement in June 2010 as a result of his lawsuit charging wrongful termination in 2005 when he was investigating a prominent hedge fund.

No surprise: The SEC has not been cooperative with either the Congressional investigation or requests for explanation from the National Archives and Records Administration. The SEC was supposed to keep records for 25 years -- time to see a pattern of possible illegal activity on the part of companies investigated. The SEC made its own policy to destroy records as soon as a preliminary investigation was closed.

I was reminded of the cartoon that surfaced during the Arthur Andersen records destruction case:

An Arthur Anderson partner says to his secretary, "Did you get my message to ship the Enron documents to the Feds'?" The secretary responds, "Oh no, I thought you said rip the Enron documents to shreds."

The SEC doesn't even appear to have that excuse.

Link to NY Times article:

(ag) Aug. 20, 2011, in Securities Law

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:12 | 1664249 Segestan
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After 60 years of Liberalization a financial collapse is the least of their troubles.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:12 | 1664250 zerohandle
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Does anyone have a link to the orginal piece?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:13 | 1664253 baby_BLYTHE
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Meanwhile, the Rothschilds are once again attempting to exert their influence over the upcoming elections

Lynn de Rothschild Hosts Fundraiser for Huntsman

A dinner in Manhattan, hosted by Lynn Forester de Rothschild, was the venue to kickoff Mr. Huntsman’s fund-raising effort. It was the first stop in a weeklong fund-raising sprint, as Mr. Huntsman tries to catch up with the rest of the Republican presidential field that is locked in a cutthroat scramble to sign up high-dollar donors.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:15 | 1664264 Deadpool
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He's their choice for State Department.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:16 | 1664268 DirtMerchant
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That is a surprise, Hunstman reminds me of a pedophile being interrogated when he speaks, thought they could do better than him

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:20 | 1664298 Deadpool
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Haven't seen a lot of pedophiles interrogated myself, mostly just hung from trees by their gonads, but what better insider than a Chinese speaking patsy whom happens to be Romney's cousin? No surprise to me.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:38 | 1664362 PY-129-20
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I was thinking the same when I saw that debate [refering to the GOP Debate at the Reagan library] And I am not even an American citizen. I know it might not be very popular to say this, and I know that German candidates are not better or anything like that, but this Rick Perry scared the hell out of me. He seems to be an opportunist and a true showman. I might add that he is skilled as an actor. And such politicians always scare me. His lust for power. And I am predicting that if Perry will be the next president, we will see another American war.

The contrast to this is Ron Paul. You instinctively notice his decency and his honesty. He is really representing the American citizen. At least you have a choice. I envy you. When I am looking at the current politicians here - it is hopeless and I have no choice at all.

I would love to know how much speech time was given to Ron Paul in that debate. It seemed to be shorter than what the other candidates got.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:44 | 1664390 TBT or not TBT
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There will be another war involving the US anyway, no matter who is elected, including Paul.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:53 | 1664412 baby_BLYTHE
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The Rothschilds can start or prevent wars. Their word could make or break empires -- Chicago Evening American, December 3, 1923

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:59 | 1664444 PY-129-20
Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:00 | 1664723 prains
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The Iranians are Coming!! The Iranians are Coming!!!

OOps, sorry I meant the Ukranians, move along.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:50 | 1664414 Deadpool
Deadpool's picture folks need more Bavarian in your politics. so dull these days. Perry missing that stylish little mustachio look.......just kidding. sort of. not really. maybe.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:02 | 1664452 PY-129-20
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Bavarians? Oh please! I am Prussian - you think I would vote for a....just kidding. sort of. not really. maybe.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:22 | 1664508 Deadpool
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yeah, "Perry is scary". right.


" The great questions of the day will not be decided by speeches...that was the blunder of 1848...but by blood and iron.'

Otto von Bismarck (1815-1898) was the Ministerpräsident or Prime Minister of Prussia. Bismarck policies brought about 3 European wars which led to the unification of Germany. -- for all you not Prussians and public school kids out there.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:05 | 1664752 PY-129-20
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Good old Bismarck. Still seen as one of the most important Germans of all time. Well, at least according to the show "Unsere Besten" ("Our Best") - 9th place (Einstein was 10th; 1: Adenauer; 2: Martin Luther; 3: Karl Marx;)

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:04 | 1665075 My Days Are Get...
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Mein Gott!


Ein Saupreiß bei ZH




Just pulling you leg buddy.  The next time I am in Ostpreußen, I wil buy you a 50 year Schnaps.  Be careful with us of Bavarian stock.  We'll put a "Red Neck" on you and find a way to drain you of some change.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:12 | 1665107 PY-129-20
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Jawohl, ein Saupreiß! Ha! Nah, ich bin ja gar nicht so. Ich mag ja die Bayern. Schaut man sich an, was dieser Tage sich so in Berlin abspielt, da braucht es dann schon eine Badewanne voll Schnaps.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 19:47 | 1665624 My Days Are Get...
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Kein Anlaß Mensch.  Mittels Gold und Silber schlagen wir durch.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:29 | 1664553 IAmNotMark
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Sorry.  We don't have a choice either.  The choice is being made for us.

Ron Paul would end the party for too many people that matter so he's not going to be allowed.

Yes, he represents the American citizen better than any of the others standing there last night.  Like I said...he's not going to be allowed.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:08 | 1664469 Tuco Benedicto ...
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What's Huntsman's platform?  Let me guess:  GMO food, chemtrails, vaccinations, flouride in all the water.  Eugenics for all!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:02 | 1664733 prains
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24 hour NASCAR

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:16 | 1664267 Caravaggio
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You know, boys, what's next. So, collect all amendments, put it in a straight (be careful, not very long!) cylinder and push it up... you know where.
Cheerful greetings to the monkey's paradise.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:18 | 1664280 earnyermoney
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Phil of Phils's Stock World implies the story was a plant by one of Rupert's minions in his daily email blast. LOL.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:18 | 1664281 carbonmutant
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EU has gone begging to the BRICS?

Brics countries will discuss possible aid to EU to help it confront its debt crisis, Brazil's Finance Minister says

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:20 | 1664292 Josh Randall
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The message is clear - Greece is OUT, the EU needs DOGS not CATS:

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:36 | 1664358 Lord Welligton
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Now that is funny.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:40 | 1664348 falak pema
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The french banks are obesssed by a pervasive feeling of  insider trading and financial conspiracy in WS. They don't believe that the US market's main actors are not systematically, and in recurrent fashion, acting in tilted tabe conspiratorial mode. So "first amendment" is not their perception of the problem; its more predatory and illegal, as unfounded or slily media fed, rumour mongering to ensure a huge speculative run at their expense. 

We are in the chicken and the egg situation. Is the speculative, predatory nature of a manipulated market the key factor in "dishonest" financial plays world wide by  dominant power players (the US PDs and their HF fronts) or is it the real fragility of the said banks which is responsible for such market moves? Nobody who is a reader of the ZH blog can deny that both these two realities exist in the current market as ZH bloggers have so vividly highlighted time and again. When the PROVEN reality, as per the Zh perception, is that BOTH the said french banks are fragile due to their past actions AND that WS actions are totally manipulated and totally dishonest, as these US PDs are so in debt they are prepared to rape their own daughters to save their own skins, the ethical question is not clear. It is a choice between two LIES, the bank lie and the WS lie. So invoking the first amendment which defends "sincere" freedom of expression is not the real issue IMHO in this case.

Having said that, the Euro banking situation does not deserve any respect from the market. Does it deserve manipulation?

We are now at the heart of the problem. Is the inordinate financial power of these markets, in the context of thirty years of bubble economy exuberance, the true expression of capitalism? I don't think so. But thats just  one opinion. We must not let the tree of current euro bank runs hide the reality of the forest of a mad financialised market.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:43 | 1664388 Deadpool
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Insider trading is way more prevalent and way less scrutinized (as is illegal short selling) in Germany then on WS. They should look next door before getting all bitchy at Lafayette's unholy love child.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:15 | 1664817 Things that go bump
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Mad dogs are more like.  It has been apparent for quite some time that certain individuals and many large corporations have reached a place where the power they wield rivals many states.  Some of these entities feel free to wage financial war.   

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:39 | 1664371 monopoly
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Now this is really getting to the bottom of the barrel. This is going to get very ugly. How can anyone sell their gold in this macabre scene.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:51 | 1664417 Tuco Benedicto ...
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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." Our founders should have stopped after the first five words!:)
Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:52 | 1664419 Deadpool
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God? God, is that you? No? oh, just a yellowing piece of paper like the Dead Sea scrolls? burn it.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 19:53 | 1665629 granolageek
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Reading Ayn Rand seems to cause brain rot.


Even someone who believes in Austrian economics could figure out that if that verson of the first amandment could pass, the constitution itself never could.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:51 | 1664415 The Third Man
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"The idiocy has hit records highs"

We are far from the top in that market.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:55 | 1664425 firefighter302
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The investigation of an opinion?



Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:56 | 1664434 MFL8240
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We still have 1st amendment rights?  Why is Glenn Beck off the air of thats true?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:05 | 1664463 Greater Fool
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You're totally right. We should convene a Constitutional Convention immediately to clarify that the First Amendment, as originally intended, entitles all Americans to their own television shows at somebody else's expense.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 19:55 | 1665633 granolageek
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Because freedom of the press has always belonged to the guy that owns the press. Beck is free to start his own blog any time.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 13:58 | 1664440 YesWeKahn
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Tyler, do you need physical protection? I can call black water corp. for you.

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:07 | 1664467 Pangasius
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Shred Everything CuntZ!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 14:55 | 1664698 kaiten
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First amendment is about spreading lies?

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:18 | 1664830 ektor
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attacking legally the press / source of an annoying news is really common now in france when something bad is discovered in the 'power' circle.

By example Sarkozy did several trial against some newspapers or even common people

he did one because a guy did a t shirt with written : Sarkozy, zero tolerance

usually few days after, weirdly, some robbers will break in the source/newspaper office to steal the computers etc

i love modern democracy errr i mean plutocracy

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 15:49 | 1665002 Silver Bully
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They're not gonna catch us. We're on a mission from God!

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 16:20 | 1665128 Miles Kendig
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BNP is simply giving voice to what financiers the world over believe.  Namely that they and their interests are the only real national security concerns of their societies.  Therefore anything that threatens them is a direct threat against society.  Sociopathic sick fucks

Tue, 09/13/2011 - 19:21 | 1665601 Coldfire
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BNP can call all the dogs it wants. Pure bluster. It is still shut out of crucial funding markets. Today's dramatic stock price reversal could be epic tape painting (it sure ain't short covering) or simple insider trading ahead of the announcement of a French government bailout.

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