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DSK Says Greece Is Done

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Funny how all it takes for people to tell the truth is to no longer be part of the status quo. Yesterday, former UK PM and gold trader extraordinaire Gordon Brown said the 2011 financial crisis is worse than that of 2008, and now we have the man who until 5 months ago was head (it just never gets old) of the IMF, saying that Greece is finished.

From Bloomberg:


And in other news...


Which probably means he will run for Prime Minister of Italy. After all, most politicians only talk about putting their youth to work. Only Italian PM's actually do it.


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Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:24 | 1682466 Hman
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STRAUSS-KAHN is looking for another hotel maid...

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:36 | 1682515 unky
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A man in his position, just needs to make a statement like this and he gets free hookers. Nice.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:41 | 1682915 WonderDawg
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Personally, I think the guy was framed.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:45 | 1682926 destiny
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Framed just like Madoff !  but in exchange of what ?   French politicians are so full of air that they ve been awaiting his return like the messie...many dont give much consideration on the fact that the man is a sick one, that he's running for the banksters and that his framing was probably in exchange of something... we ll soon find out.   

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:46 | 1682929 Waffen
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100 percent certainty. 


Quid Pro Quo.   "Hey DSK, you can spend your life in prison getting butt fucked or we can let you go, just dont run for President Capiche?"

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:52 | 1682945 WonderDawg
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Yep, or something very close to that. Don't be surprised if he has a mysterious fatal accident in the near future.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 21:21 | 1683371 milbank
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French presidential hopeful Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Sunday acknowledged "moral fault" in a sexual encounter with a New York hotel chambermaid, but insisted that he engaged in no "aggression or constraint" that should have resulted in his arrest.,0,3844815.story


Mon, 09/19/2011 - 01:23 | 1683723 AnAnonymous
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Justice seeds disorder. That is why Justice will always be loathed by US citizens who prefer largely the comfort provided by injustice.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:44 | 1682924 Akrunner907
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Do you ever wonder that maybe they (ECB, IMF, Euro Banks) were looking for another patsy that would bend to their will?  I am surprised they didn't go for the big enchilada of having him OD on some designer drug. 

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:24 | 1682468 Lord Welligton
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My God.


Now he's trying to fuck Greece.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:27 | 1682480 hognutz
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Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:29 | 1682494 EdwardTeach
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The way greece was acting, You know she wanted it.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:08 | 1682626 boiltherich
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Yeah, those slutty Mediterranean beaches, all those nude statues, ouzo seeping from every suntanned pore, no wonder he can't control himself. 

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 19:41 | 1683164 Papasmurf
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Is Snookie in Greece?  I thought she went to Itally.  What an itchy situation.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 21:41 | 1683428 Long-John-Silver
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What's up with that little bitch? I don't get it. Perhaps I'm too old or something but I can't stand to even look at her.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:46 | 1682930 destiny
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he fucked the world in this useless enslaving IMF! so fucking Greece should'nt be to hard for him !

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:46 | 1682931 destiny
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he fucked the world in this useless enslaving IMF! so fucking Greece should'nt be to hard for him !

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 18:26 | 1683018 fockewulf190
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"Now he's trying to fuck Greece."

Looks like he likes going greek.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:26 | 1682473 Captain Benny
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Maybe he realized that you're supposed to use lubricants other than grease when attempting rape... guilty or not, this guy is still a dirtbag.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:26 | 1682478 madgstrader
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Funny as.

"Only Italian PM's actually do it"

glad I wasn't drinkin beer when i read that. or else my computer screen wud be stickier than a teenage boys wank mag.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:28 | 1682488 Captain Benny
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Tyler, I wish I could buy you a beer...

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:43 | 1682743 Island_Dweller
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You'd be buying more than one as there is certainly more than one person behind the moniker of Tyler Durden.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:27 | 1682479 bugs_
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what is the difference between complete and finished?

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:32 | 1682502 Lord Welligton
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You'd need to hire a New York defence lawyer to get that answer.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:44 | 1682541 Captain Benny
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I don't have Black's legal dictionary, but I'll take a shot:


Finished - marked by the highest quality : consummate <<< DING DING DING! WE HAVE A WINNER!

Complete - 1a : having all necessary parts, elements, or steps <acomplete diet>

 b : having all four sets of floral organs c of a subject or predicate : including modifiers,complements, or objects 2 : brought to an end : concluded <a complete period of time> 3 : highly proficient <a complete artist> 4 a : fully carried out : thorough <a complete renovation>b : totalabsolute <complete silence>c of a football pass : legally caught


Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:27 | 1682684 Market Efficien...
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structure vs. process

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:28 | 1682490 gwar5
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That's funny, because we all said DSK was done, too. But I think he's got it right this time. Late.... very late. But right. He doesn't want to look irrelevant by being the last to say it out loud right before Greece declares default this week. 




Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:53 | 1682781 zorba THE GREEK
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DSK knew Greece was finished when he was head of IMF. He was pushing for

Greek default because that was in Greece's best interest. Even though DSK

may be somewhat of a pig in his personal lifestyle, he still has some compassion

for the people of Greece and was about to broker a debt restructure deal for

Greece when he was framed. HE was an easy target because of his reputation,

but just because he was a pig doesn't mean he has no taste in women. If DSK

wanted to get laid in NYC, he would have called a high class service as he had

done in the past. 

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 18:47 | 1683072 Andy Lewis
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Damn straight.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 21:34 | 1683413 hardcleareye
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The maid should have done to DSK what Lizbeth Sanders in the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo did to her "probation officer" Bjurman....

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 07:23 | 1683908 Léonard
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Greece is not finished. Greece will recover pretty well once they'll leave the Eurozone and f**** the anglo-american banksters.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:00 | 1682806 knukles
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Right... He knew all along but as IMF chief shit shoveler deluxe had to tow the Illuminati party line.  Which he didn't and got put paid.

Now, he has a bug up his ass with the IMF, Illuminati and Ms. LaGrandeLaGuard and this is his way of saying... fuck you very much.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:30 | 1682495 Dick Darlington
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Straight from the ambushed politician's playbook. "You bring me down, i'll bring You all down!"

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:31 | 1682699's picture
Dont Bring Me Down, Bruce!

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:33 | 1682499 LMAO
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DSK Says Greece Is Done

LMAO Says DSK Is Done

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:33 | 1682507 nmewn
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Knock knock...hellooo? service!!!

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 18:57 | 1683093 UGrev
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You want bring you towel? 

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:34 | 1682509 english serf
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I can't stand to look or listen to politicians now. How have we let these people leech off us?

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 21:33 | 1683410 Tuco Benedicto ...
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I feel the same way about the establishment corporate media.  If they told me the sky was blue I would run outside and doublecheck!

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:34 | 1682511 madgstrader
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"stickier than a teenage boys wank mag." prhaps I shud av said" Sticker than a New York chambermaids chin" eh?

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:37 | 1682522 doomandbloom
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talk like this will see more women come out of the woodwork....

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:56 | 1682592 Hman
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A whole tribe of ugly negro woman ...

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:13 | 1682841 Construct
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hman LOL

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:38 | 1682524 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Not true Tyler. Traders both buy and sell. Gordon Brown just sells...

... well, actually, let's give it time, maybe he'll buy back into gold when it's 10,000GBP an ounce.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:41 | 1682532 Market Efficien...
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DSK retaliation! He knows, who played him and he knows their interests, so why not blow them up now? Will probably sit with his billionaire wife in the salon and laugh at Sarkozy arguing on TV why France is safe and does not deserve the sovereign credit downgrade.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:41 | 1682533 UGrev
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Slightly OT: The greeks could learn from my 8 year old son.. for that matter.. so can we. 

I asked my son if he wanted to make money and he says "yes". So I ask him how can we make some money.. he shrugs his shoulders and says "I don't know.. but I'm totally not printing though.. ".   I just had to laugh and thought I'd share that gem of wisdom from an 8 year old. 

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:28 | 1682688 Doña K
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Perhaps you should specify "The Greek government" not the Greek people. They are prosperous with 80% home ownership paid off. It's the pigs in the government and the banksters that are bringing Greece down.

As far as your son's answer: Brilliant. I bet you next year he will ask you if you own gold. 

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:06 | 1682785 Judge Holden
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You raise an interesting question though - how much is it the responsibility of the people when they put dumbasses or criminals in charge?

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:11 | 1682836 Doña K
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Idealism and populism + class warfare, devides and conquers. Now even the G-Pap crowd is carrying nooses in the main square. Symbolism/ Yes! but the Greeks will eventualy hang them ala Ceausescu

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:49 | 1682940 WonderDawg
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You sound as though the politicians came out and said, "I'm a dumbass and a criminal, so vote for me." The voters are guilty of falling for the lies, not intentionally voting for criminals and dumbasses. The voters are guilty of not seeking the truth, but they've been conditioned not to question the party lines, just vote for the best looking or best sounding, most persuasive and convincing criminal. Guilty of voting for the lesser of two evils, but these are the only choices allowed the TPTB.

There is no lesser evil. The candidates selected by TPTB as our choices are equally evil, regardless of party.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 18:52 | 1683081 Andy Lewis
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Sometimes the people don't get a real choice.  It's dumbass/criminal D vs. dumbass/criminal R.

Of course, in the end it is our responsibilty.  It's just that choosing via voting may not be enuf.


Sun, 09/18/2011 - 20:26 | 1683237 fiddy pence haf...
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Judge. Do you think the voters are given a real choice. Democracy has come too far to let people choose.

What country do you live in? Answer, and I'll tell you if you had/have a choice.

Elections in a country near you- the same old-same old:

Each party, full of bored, rich oligarchs, has 5 to 10 key slogans. You need to choose the party with the best set.

Then, they double-cross you, inevitably.

They stop listening to anybody, come general strike or whatever.

They end up doing nothing for four years so that they can fight the next election

on the same issues as the previous one. Then , they trot out the same

pat phrases.

Now, make a choice.

Oh, and protesting too loudly is considered a terrorist act. So, sit at home and watch the NFL....and piss off.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:19 | 1682855 robertocarlos
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Greeks only got rich by ripping the rest of Europe off.  The Greeks committed fraud and now they want the world to pay for it.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 18:40 | 1683048 UGrev
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We're on ZH though.. I suppose you're right however, and maybe I assume too much when the articles mostly reference the "governments" that when we reply that this reference doesn't carry over. Normally, I would specify "the greek people" when not speaking about the government. 

and he already knows I own some gold because I talk to him about all this stuff. Starting him young so he's ahead of the "game". 

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 21:26 | 1683388 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Correct, people don't realize that it is the banks that are bankrupt not the countries or their citizens.  Iceland told the bankers to go screw themselves and it worked!

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:44 | 1682545 traditionalfunds
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Gordon Brown was only saying that as justification for his desire to sell Eurobonds & enrich his banker friends. Brown always talks out of two sides of his mouth so treating his quotes as if he has finally found Allah is about as smart as his gold sales were.    

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 15:54 | 1682584 Peter K
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"Which probably means he will run for Prime Minister of Italy. After all, most politicians only talk about putting their youth to work. Only Italian PM's actually do it."

I take it you prefer the route taken by one US President who in return for sticking his cigars up a fat and ugly interns vaginal cavity, sent his UN embassador to Revlon to get the said intern an entry level position?

PS If you don't know how the story ended, said intern did not get 'that' job :)

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:00 | 1682603 navy62802
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And it takes a University-educated person to acknowledge this? We live in bizarro-world.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:17 | 1682641 Incubus
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it's a measure of indoctrination.  The failed institution of "education" is still treated as a religion. And all these "institutions" do is encourage groupthink. 


And any society that worships "status" will inevitably fail. 


Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:06 | 1682624 buzzsaw99
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if he thinks "everyone" will take losses then he is an idiot.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:12 | 1682632 economicfreefall
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Btw is it possible to add pictures in the comments field?

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:23 | 1682652 falak pema
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1° Suite 2806 : He said... I commited a moral fault but the plaignant lied. I commited no violence and i paid her zilch. I'll pay for this fault for the rest of my life. Something has snapped inside me; I've lost my "lightness"... You can infer he will only box in heavy weight category from now on.

2° The financial crisis : He said it was beyond the understanding of current EU leadership who are making things worse by procrastinating. He says few people know how to walk on the mountain crest, between debt write downs and restructuring the economy to kick start growth. It can be done but needs rapid corrective action involving debt redux acceptance by all. 

You can infer that he will weigh heavily on the political scene in EU as  "miracle worker"...George Soros has competition or maybe a collaborator! The Soros fund is stinking rich and needs a new figure head.


Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:20 | 1682654 Do You Speak Greek
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DSK pulls a hotel maid costume from his Hermes briefcase and asks Lady Greece...

"Do you speak Greek?"

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 20:08 | 1683218 Reptil
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I don't think gender matters in this case.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:28 | 1682677 MSimon
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We see the same thing with Drug Prohibition. As long as an officer is on the gravy train - silence. Once they are retired (different gravy train) they speak out. Law Enforcement Against Prohibition



Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:40 | 1682734 Stuck on Zero
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So the Greeks will settle on 50 cents on the dollar on debt.  How much interest had the banks already collected in interest?  What will the real haircut be?  Will the bankers be forced to give back some of their bonuses?

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:41 | 1682736 DavosSherman
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ZeroHedge owes me a new keyboard - that write was so hysterical I just blew coffee out my nostrils. 

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:44 | 1682746 Fat Ass
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For hell's sake, in the final sentence:

It is simply " PMs "

There is NO APOSTROPHE IN A PLURAL.  it's simply a plural ... PMs.

It's incredible that anyone who finished high school, can not know this.  Get a fucking copy editor.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 20:24 | 1683256 fiddy pence haf...
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Tyler to Fat Ass: Are you employed? Can't be if you're spending time spell-checking on the internet. How about being my copy editor, pro bono?

Fat Ass: I don't want no bono.

Tyler to Fat Ass: Who do you think I am? I'm no DSK, and yet I don't pay, either. Pro...bono.



Sun, 09/18/2011 - 16:51 | 1682771 nasdaq99
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where's a link to this?  i see an interview at bloomberg where he talks about the hotel maid, but nothing aobut Greece.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:13 | 1682843 robertocarlos
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Has DSK screwed the crack of dawn yet?

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:17 | 1682851 niccolo and donkey
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What's being underreported in the western press is the sheer amount of popular opposition to these austerity measures in Greece.  They've sold off their crown jewels, they've slashed public sector wages, they're levying emergency taxes, but the economy is shrinking so fast that can't catch up.


In short, Greece's goose is cooked.  How's screwed are they?  Check this out:

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:27 | 1682876 robertocarlos
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BK is the only known cure.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:49 | 1682941 niccolo and donkey
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Ergodan is flying all over the region engaging in a Neo-ottomanist strategy.  Maybe he'll offer to buy the country outright?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 02:44 | 1683762 slewie the pi-rat
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i like that!  "neo ottomanist", indeed!

he was just in libya, pretty much "coincidentally"  with sarko the psycho & cameron who were there to tell their new libyan subjects that the UN would protect them by setting up a "protectorate" now that the new "transitional goobermint" went and asked the UN for help

so, while the hoi polloi went huh?  da boyz got the new "transitionals" admitted to and seated at the UN, by golly, and then the UN changed some of their rules GOVERNING libya, but yep, it's gonna be a "protectorate" but only for 3 months to start, and for their own good, too, by golly!

Ergodan hops in and announced re-establishment of the 6/day airline flights into benghazi from turkey and then there were reports that he is gonna airlift humanitarian supplies into the last two "strongholds" of moQ's popularity:  bani walid and the moQ's birthplace, sirta~~~~places now getting the living shit bombed outa them by the humanitarian NATO powers, who only bomb military targets, of course, but the dead civilians are stacking up like cordwood, it seems.  ergodan is on record during last week's visit inviting them to surrender and "join the party"

so the "loyalists" have fought like banshees and stopped the "liberators" so far, causing them to retreat and now, to try again.  the moQ asked for UN protection for these towns b/c he sez the people will be massacred, but that didn't merit a response, or much coverage in the msn, or anywhere, really...  certainly not at the UN as they prepare to take over in tripoli and elsewhere so libya can be happier than ever! 

the libyans:  a UN protectorate!  wtf are you trying to do here? 

the moQ:  don't say i didn't warn ya!  the imperial powers want the oil, water, land, ports, and all of n. africa, BiCheZ!

meanwhile the trasitionals are making a case that the fighters in these last two bastions of resistance are traitors if they don't surrender to the law and order of the legitimate goobermint of libya, and may be tried for treason if they continue to resist! 

no fuking shit, sherlock!

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 23:18 | 1683613 onarga74
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I think it's already baked in.  Once it's official the Euro will explode and ours back to new highs...especially when the Bernankenator is gonna grease the axles again beginning Thursday.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:28 | 1682881 zero_sum_fame
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IMF chief, while still employed, secretly states Greece is fucked. In comes some secret service. Enter the maid. IMF chief, while unemployed, openly states Greece is fucked. 

Doesn't sound too far-fetched to me at all.

People kill for $100 pair of sneakers.

Billions? Anything goes.

I wonder what happens to the maid though.


Sun, 09/18/2011 - 17:45 | 1682928 niccolo and donkey
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The one silver lining in all this is that when all is said and done, I won't be paying 15 EU for a drink on the Greek islands anymore.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 18:00 | 1682962 hampsterwheel
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Is it just me - or does this Greek drama seem like a porn movie in which the 1st 30 minutes is silly banter - are we going to ever get to the action or is this all one big tease........


Sun, 09/18/2011 - 18:16 | 1682999 Ancona
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Exactly how is this clown supposed to have retained even a little bit of credibility??

Anything he touches is political poison to anyone who agrees with oney, is the popcorn done because Asia is about to open and PM's are getting bitch slapped in the access market.

Right or wrong, a rutting old man is not viewed favorably by anyone besides the high dollar hookers who don't mind his,,,,,,"ministrations".

What a fucking joke.

Hey baby, can you bring me another beer?'re the best. Thanks baby!

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 18:29 | 1683026 hampsterwheel
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Is it just me - or does this Greek drama seem like a porn movie in which the 1st 30 minutes is silly banter - are we going to ever get to the action or is this all one big tease........


Sun, 09/18/2011 - 19:36 | 1683155 Moe Howard
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It's not just you, and no need to say it twice!

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 19:34 | 1683154 Moe Howard
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As of 7:31 EST the Ron Paul moneybomb in honor of the Constitution is at $969,935.56.

If you haven't had a chance to give yet, send a message to the banksters and TPTB.

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 19:39 | 1683163 Atomizer
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Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, I had posted some very derogatory things about you when the news broke. I was wrong, you were indeed set up. My apologies.

This still doesn't change how I feel about the IMF/BIS/World Bank. This corruption & fraud must be taken down. Perhaps you can help us? Again, my apologies to you and your family.


Sun, 09/18/2011 - 21:28 | 1683393 onarga74
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The maid was seen in downtown Manhattan in a new Ferrari.  Apparently, she's going to be filling a trading vacancy at UBS. 

Sun, 09/18/2011 - 22:31 | 1683537 Socratic Dog
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Pretty weak comment stream here.  I don't like wasting my time on this hot air.  If you have little to say, don't bother. 

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 00:02 | 1683656 jdelano
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Is this an exercise in irony?

Mon, 09/19/2011 - 00:15 | 1683674 James
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Mon, 09/19/2011 - 14:26 | 1685510 johnjb32
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Now I wonder if Rupert Murdoch will come back, all guns bazing, and argue that a Greek bailout is still even remotely possible. -- Michael C. Ruppert


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