The Definitive Lesson In "New Normal" European Geography

Tyler Durden's picture

For your definitive documented "X is not Y" atlasing needs.

1. “Spain is not Greece.”
Elena Salgado, Spanish Finance minister, Feb. 2010

2. “Portugal is not Greece.”
The Economist, 22nd April 2010.

3. “Ireland is not in ‘Greek Territory.’”
Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan.

4. “Greece is not Ireland.”
George Papaconstantinou, Greek Finance minister, 8th November, 2010.

5. “Spain is neither Ireland nor Portugal.”
Elena Salgado, Spanish Finance minister, 16 November 2010.

6. “Neither Spain nor Portugal is Ireland.”
Angel Gurria, Secretary-general OECD, 18th November, 2010.

7. "Spain is not Uganda"
Rajoy to Guindos... Last weekend!

8. "Italy is not Spain"
Ed Parker, Fitch MD, 12 June 201

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Dick Darlington's picture


Uganda is not Spain. lol

hugovanderbubble's picture

Argentina is not Spain.



johnQpublic's picture

facebook is not microsoft

Caviar Emptor's picture

This pot is not a kettle, don't be ridiculous!

Lebensphilosoph's picture

I'm not sure I follow you. Pink slime isn't meat.

Polf's picture

Mechanically recovered meat is pink slime, basically you take what’s left of an animal and squeeze it through a fine sieve and then serve it as meat to school children 

brooklynlou's picture

As long as Soylent Pink isnt made out of people I don't care. Its protein and the little buggers should be thrilled that they're getting something to eat ...

FeralSerf's picture

Why do you care if it's made from people?  Are you Ukrainian?

You like the new Japanese steak?

samsara's picture

Pink Slime is not Soylent Green

slaughterer's picture

2012-2013 is not 2008-2009.  :-)

t_kAyk's picture

It would seem this decade is not like the last...

In the document, the Rockefeller Foundation ‘predicts’ that the decade of 2010-2020 will be named “The Doom Decade”, because of  a wave of terrorist attacks, natural disasters as well as civil uprisings and financial collapses.

The years 2010 to 2020 were dubbed the “doom decade” for good reason: the 2012 Olympic bombing, which killed 13,000, was followed closely by an earthquake in Indonesia killing 40,000, a tsunami that almost wiped out Nicaragua, and the onset of the West China Famine, caused by a once-in-a-millennium drought linked to climate change.

philipat's picture

The US is not Greece. The US is not Greece. Repeat after me.....

Tramp Stamper's picture

Greece, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Italy and Uganda are not Iceland

N. B. Forrest's picture

The United States is not Europe...

Gold N Glocks's picture

Barack Obama is not American

AnAnonymous's picture

Barack Obama is not American

Obama is your typical US citizen president.

achmachat's picture

Istanbul is Constantinople?! 

philipat's picture

Istanbul WAS Constantinople. The US was a democracy.

i-dog's picture


"The US was a democracy."

... prior to which it was, for a very short period, a republic ... prior to which it was, for nearly one and a half centuries, a relatively free country -- without any central government -- that succeeded in driving out the combined might of the British Empire and the East India Company....

Provocateur's picture

Why did constantinople get the works?

That's nobody's business but the Turks!

frenchie's picture

who is France ?

Terminus C's picture

France is Weimar Germany about to have its Rhur region invaded by the Germans (France). 

This is getting confusing...

SheepDog-One's picture

Europe is not sane!

hugovanderbubble's picture

Bankia is not Credit Agricole

Credit Agricole is not lehman Bros


LULZBank's picture

Most complex set of simultaneous equations I have ever come across in my life.

How about we ask them, now thet we know what they are NOT, what exactly are they?

LULZBank's picture

Not quite. They are still arguing about positions.

Lebensphilosoph's picture

Fucked up the arse. Anal sex is not sex.

philipat's picture

I never had sexual relations with that woman.


i-dog's picture

Eatin' ain't cheatin'.