• BullionStar
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Brussels... We Have A Problem

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The following chart from Ray Dalio's Bridgewater probably explains why the words "funding gap" (or "math") will never be uttered by any Eurocrat as that would mean the jig is up. It is also quite self-explanatory: it simply presents visually all that ZH and others have been saying for years.

And to think Europe already spent €2 trillion in bailout cash achieving... nothing

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Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:27 | 2492559 barliman
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Dive! Dive! Dive!


Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:32 | 2492568 nope-1004
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Tax evader Tim Geithner to the rescue!



Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:35 | 2492590 Ahmeexnal
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Merkel illustrates what is coming to the eurosheeple:



"stimmulus für die Schafe"

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:39 | 2492618 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Das tut mir sehr leid.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:44 | 2492630 MillionDollarBonus_
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I am shocked and appalled at the immaturity of European politicians and central bankers. I can’t help but empathize with President Van Rompuy as he strives for a united Europe, only to be met with cowardly and childish political gridlock. It is true that Europe is suffering from a lack of integration and monetary union, but more fundamentally Europe is suffering from a sense of political identity. Europeans need to start believing in politics again. They need to start believing in the dream to which visionaries like President Van Rompuy and commissioner Barroso have selflessly dedicated their lives. A dream of a united Europe, with organized, efficient government that delivers what the people need when they need it, and a thriving economy, guided by the best and the brightest economic planners, with freedom, liberty and prosperity for all.    


Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:47 | 2492649 LongSoupLine
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lol..not bad MDB (not your best, but not bad).

Van Rompuy..."visionary"...ha.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:55 | 2492680 NotApplicable
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Reductio Ad Absurdum, FTMFW!

With a little Poe's Law thrown in for maximum troll-bait.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:29 | 2492845 Killtruck
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Why don't these charts ever go past 2012?

...Oh. Well, shit.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:53 | 2492928 Rubbish
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Mayan thang

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 22:04 | 2494522 Harlequin001
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'Funding gap?, please, just borrow it...


Mon, 06/04/2012 - 17:33 | 2493617 long-shorty
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I don't understand who is giving MDB the down arrows. This is indeed good stuff.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:47 | 2492655 MsCreant
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MBD, you want a job at the Fed, don't cho? You are awesome at spin.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:52 | 2492670 resurger
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now give me my $3,000 thingamajig'z

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:53 | 2492675 krispkritter
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There's a Mr. Farage on line 2 for you. He's asking for your address and mentioned something about 'kneecaps'...

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:02 | 2492707 macholatte
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Gold is prone to long booms and busts. Before its latest dip, it multiplied five times in value over a decade, mocking stocks and other investments. Before that, it lost money for 20 years.


How Much Gold Do Investors Need? Zero Should Suffice


Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:31 | 2492849 RealFinney
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>one last piece of advice: Forget about Krugerrands. Buy your spouse something expensive, lovely and high-carat.


Spoken like someone who has never held a krugerrand.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 15:00 | 2492959 Rubbish
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"In other words, gold might suffer from a multiple personality disorder."


Yeah like when it goes under $1000 an ounce.

Sat, 06/09/2012 - 13:46 | 2510448 BigMike
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There is nothing more bullish than articles like this in WSJ!


This makes me feel great

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:10 | 2492750 TWSceptic
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I don't know if I should laugh or cry at this troll post, it's ridiculous yet it is reality in the EU...

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:12 | 2492759 CPL
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You should submit stuff to the onion.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:21 | 2492796 No Euros please...
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lmao I'm loving the sarcasm! Brilliant M$B.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:27 | 2492830 moroots
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"I can’t help but empathize with President Van Rompuy"

No surprise there, you also have the charisma of a damp rag, and I wouldn't be too surprised if you have the appearance of a low-grade bank clerk.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 15:20 | 2493020 Karl von Bahnhof
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Mr.Trololo just passed away today... :(

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 15:22 | 2493030 Karl von Bahnhof
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The fucka Barroso is still here, damn day!

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:37 | 2492867 TradingChief
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Please let me know who your supplier is, because I want to smoke the stuff you are smoking.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:37 | 2492869 TradingChief
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Please let me know who your supplier is, because I want to smoke the stuff you are smoking.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:38 | 2492877 shutupnsing
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...and who, disguised as clark kent, fights a never-ending battle against Progressive boobs, butt-wipes and the endless parade of useful idiots!

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 15:12 | 2492990 BandGap
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People who found your diatribe interesting also liked this stroy:



Mon, 06/04/2012 - 15:34 | 2493088 Carl Spackler
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More silly, clown-like material from MDB.

Europeans need to start believing in politics again.

All of them believe in politics, they just do not believe in the same politic thought, and there is no chance of that changing, right now.

In so far as believing, again, I am guessing that the first (and last) time they ever believed in the same political thought was when the Roman Empire dominated Europe. 

What Euros need to learn to do is get off their lazy behinds and work.


Mon, 06/04/2012 - 16:38 | 2493426 piliage
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MDB is George Soros!!

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 22:05 | 2494525 Harlequin001
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'They need to start believing in the dream...'

Best advice yet...

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:33 | 2492594 Spitzer
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Europe aint dumb enough to fill that gap but they do have Ben Bernanke/IMF on speed dial.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:59 | 2492955 ExploitTheMarket
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As if the quantitative trends werent bad enough, the qualitative trends (the ideas surrounding this clusterfuck) are even worse -- look at what the european voters and politicians are saying they want.... a supernova is inevitable.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:35 | 2492603 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Timmah has a master plan to save the Eurodisneyland Union. Arithmetic will be banned for everyone except those who hold an official government sanctioned License to Figure.

Arithmetic performed by Figure Licensees is subject to modification by the Eurodisneyland Union Ministry of Figures.


Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:40 | 2492622 MsCreant
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I gave you an arrow up, not because this was funny, but because it is simply true.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:58 | 2492695 NotApplicable
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The math part had already been accomplished. They refer to is as "Outcome-based Education."

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:36 | 2492610 barliman
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... better bring a lot of salvage equipment.  The e.U.-471 was on the surface trying to fix their ballast tanks.

Probably not going to come back up since they left the screen door open to boot.


Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:43 | 2492633 resurger
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Mon, 06/04/2012 - 19:47 | 2494030 Buck Johnson
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When this whole game implodes, it will change the way that countries (if they are the same after the implosion) will ever do business again.  We will have a world wide hyperstagflation and most of the currency will be worth nothing.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:28 | 2492560 Ahmeexnal
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Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:29 | 2492565 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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$3k worth of peas is all we need now to stave of any liabilty.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:30 | 2492578 junkyardjack
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He didn't mention if that is $3K in today's dollars or post printing press dollars...

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:36 | 2492607 slaughterer
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Can't Europe find a thingamajig to fill that gap?

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:40 | 2492619 Vernon Wormer
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Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:44 | 2492636 MsCreant
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Would you put your thingamajig in there? I'm not putting my thingamajig in there, unh-ah.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:00 | 2492700 NotApplicable
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Not even if it was the very last hoohah.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 14:13 | 2492769 CPL
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Not while the entire business community is bullish on Widgets.


Thingamajig's and whatchamacallit's are in a holding pattern until the guy with the stuff shows up and does something about the situation.


Clear as mud.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:29 | 2492572 Lost Wages
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Suicide markets.

Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:31 | 2492581 Ahmeexnal
Mon, 06/04/2012 - 13:58 | 2492693 krispkritter
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I hear that their airport security is making sure that every passenger has a gun AND a bomb when boarding.

Janet Napolean-wanto is crapping in her nylons.

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