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The "Dumb Money" Refuses To Play Along: China State Media Says It Won't Rescue Europe

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A few days ago China telegraphed it refuses to continue to be seen as the world's rescuer and the dumbest money in the room. Many assumed China was only kidding: after all how would China let its biggest export partner flounder? And furthermore, all China does is provide vendor financing, right? Well, as it turns out, wrong, because to China the current state of Europe is far from the terminal crisis Europe is trying to make it appear. This is happening even as a thoroughly desperate and grovelling Europe, kneepads armed and ready, has said via the EFSF's Regling that it will even consider issuing Yuan-denominated bonds. Alas, China is less than impressed. As AFP reports, "China’s state media Sunday warned that the country will not be a “savior” to Europe, as President Hu Jintao left for an official visit to the region including a G20 summit. Hu’s visit has raised hopes that cash-rich China might make a firm commitment to the European bailout fund, but in a commentary, the official Xinhua news agency said Europe must address its own financial woes. “China can neither take up the role as a savior to the Europeans, nor provide a ‘cure’ for the European malaise. “Obviously, it is up to the European countries themselves to tackle their financial problems,” it said, adding that China could only do so “within its capacity to help as a friend." A friend, who at this point is quite sensible, and realizes far better deals are to be had down the line if one merely waits. That said, we are certain China is not the only one out there with an instant notification pending the second Santorini, Ibiza or the Isle of Capri hits E-bay.


China’s Vice Foreign Minister Cui Tiankai said Friday that the G20 should focus on the sovereign debt crisis in “developed countries” and the growing pressure of global inflation.


He added that members should make efforts to stabilize financial markets and restore investor confidence.


For its part, G20 partners will also be looking to China to stimulate domestic demand, diversify its export-led economic model and allow the yuan currency to appreciate more freely so as to slim down its massive trade surpluses.


Another Chinese official has played down hopes of a breakthrough at the G20 meeting. Vice Finance Minister Zhu Guangyao, also speaking Friday, said investment in the European bailout fund was not on the agenda.


Beijing fears the financial risk of a major investment, which could also spark a domestic backlash as the Chinese public asks why they should bail out wealthier nations. Already, opposition to such a move is being expressed on the Internet, on China’s hugely popular weibos - microblogging sites similar to Twitter - and in state media.

The bold says it all. And for those to whom it is still confusing:

“China will only participate in a global program that is defensible to the Chinese people. So don’t expect a ‘bailout’ or ‘rescue’ from China,” China Macro Strategist for brokerage CLSA, Andy Rothman, told AFP.


China has been burned before on overseas investment. It bought stakes in investment bank Morgan Stanley and asset management firm Blackstone only to see values collapse in the 2008 global financial crisis.


“China was taken in. Once bitten, twice shy,” said independent economist Andy Xie, former chief economist for Morgan Stanley.

So, about that magical European box full of promises and quite empty of money...


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Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:01 | 1826329 achmachat
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Rollercoaster time!
I was wondering if I could make my clients pay me in ounces of gold instead of fiat.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:29 | 1826390 Long-John-Silver
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Back in '09 I put a sign up in my (Machine) Shop to stop people walking in with stuff they needed fixed. It reads:


Shop time is 2 Ounces Silver per hour plus tooling costs.

Gold is acceptable as well. WE NO LONGER ACCEPT USD.


 I've had a couple of people that actually came in with some small jobs and had Silver to pay me. Once I had a run of parts and was paid in American Gold Eagles. Putting that sign up was the best thing I ever did. It also stopped most people taking up my time wanting me to make a bracket or an adaptor and whining about my $80 an hour shop time when I quoted that. I would just as soon not deal with the public at large.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1826403 trav7777
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China is saying, plint rike we do

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:30 | 1826479 TheLooza
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Chinese understand that the european plan is a completely wonton attempt to kick the can further down the road.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:52 | 1826829 buyingsterling
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Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:41 | 1826423 achmachat
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i think people here might accept that because of its novelty factor.

But I was just thinking... is it possible that it's an awesome tax loophole? If I get paid in, let's say 20 gold Canadian Maple Leafs, it's still officially a total of 1000 Canadian dollars, those coins being legal tender...

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:01 | 1826444 seek
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That's been tried. The IRS was not too keen on it:

If you research this you'll find Kahre ended up convicted with nearly 50 counts of tax evasion in 2009.

The wierd thing is he was found not guilty in 2007. (I guess the IRS isn't subject to double jeopardy limits.)

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:33 | 1826465 saiybat
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It's not about tax avoidance at all. If people are allowed to use real money for trade or in exchange for labor the whole ponzi will collapse. They're making an example out of him to send a message out to people trading in gold and silver. The only reason fiat currency is still used is because of force to preserve the ponzi and without force it's just worthless paper. Somebody tell me the definition of fiat.

You better believe they will come down hard on you because it's a threat to the entire ponzi.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:48 | 1826519 LawsofPhysics
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Exactly.  Once faith in paper is lost, the paper-pushing fucknuts lost the power.  Victums of their own greed if you ask me.  Crash the fucking system already so we can find out just what the "value" of everyone's labor really is.  Bring it!

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:59 | 1826529 saiybat
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They'll start convicting people for debasement of currency for criticising the ponzi before they bring in real money that has value (it's done in China which is a model state). They won't let go of fiat currency without a fight and if it crashes they'll just replace it with an even bigger ponzi.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:18 | 1826595 LawsofPhysics
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Eventually enough inefficiencies in the state system result in the failure of the system to deliver basic necessities.  At that point there is only one option.  People die.  No amount of bullshit (paper or otherwise) will "provide" anything if the resources are simply not there.  Sort of like praying for rain in a desert.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:17 | 1826594 lesterbegood
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There is no law that requires you to file or pay income tax.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:21 | 1826600 achmachat
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as shocking as this may seem to you, there is a world outside the US.
I can assure you that over here there is such a law.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:38 | 1826629 lesterbegood
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I observed a jury trial of a Amercan citizen who was charged with 4 counts of failure to file. The jury found him not guilty because the prosecutor and the judge could not produce the law that required the defendant to file, despite being asked by the jury twice for the exhibition of such alleged law.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:54 | 1826657 sabra1
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Timmy G.?

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 19:01 | 1826910 eurusdog
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Well, why don't you try not filing or paying income taxes and see how that works out for you in the long run. Will give a new meaning to the term "bitchez" so readily used on this site!

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:30 | 1826803 earleflorida
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that's rich,... clinton "Mark Rich"

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:17 | 1826777 DCFusor
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Thanks for the tip, Long John.  I have a shop too - similar situation.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:01 | 1826330 GeneMarchbanks
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They're missing the investment opportunity of a lifetime!

Seriously though, no shit...

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:02 | 1826335 SheepDog-One
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Whoever thought China was all-in on further funding Europes 50 year retirement and 6 months paid holidays at the beach was dreaming.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:14 | 1826357 Yamaha
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Prior Socialist India also get it - so we will hear "no soup for YOU"!

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:28 | 1826386 malikai
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Women in China retire at 55. It's not about retirement or holidays. It's about posturing.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1826405 Ag1761
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Unlike Greeks though, they start work in China at 5. I reckon they earn their retirement.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:48 | 1826515 john39
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no jobs for them anyway.  besides, they are not getting rich off Chinese pensions.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:59 | 1826838 laomei
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In state owned enterprises and official positions... yep, retirement's set at 55 and that's a fairly hard stop with little exception.  For men it's 60.  What do women want though? To boost it to 60.  It's all about making room for the younger generation and it works out fairly nicely.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:38 | 1826411 mfoste1
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thought id throw this out there.....IMF planning new short term rescue fund.....

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:50 | 1826523 LawsofPhysics
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Yeah, is that the one where Italy won't be eligible for help? good luck with that.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:05 | 1826340 0cz
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Well at this point in China's history; they can either be the dumb money or the no money like everyone else.  They already fronted the credit and are using propganda to keep their slaves from becoming angry that they eat 2 cups of rice a day while they are paying for Europe to eat 4. 


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:07 | 1826344 bank guy in Brussels
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A bit off-topic but I know ZeroHedge readers will love this ...

On LiveLeak, video of a man and a woman having sex while skydiving, they start making love on the aeroplane, and jump while joined to one another, and a camera follows their love-making while descending ... softcore images only but some nudity, six minutes

Definitely the gonzo attitude that could fix the global financial crisis ...

Found via a chain of links from the Drudge Report ...

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:14 | 1826355 knukles
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Moral of the Story.
The parachute fails to open signifying Greece fucking the rest of Europe to death.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:30 | 1826392 FinHits
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American proverb: If at first you don't succeed, try try again.

Greek proverb: If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1826394 peekcrackers
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@knukles hahahah

+1 so true

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:20 | 1826371 smlbizman
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and i thought that was bird shit on my shoulder....

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:08 | 1826346 valley chick
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Surely they can find an "all will be fine" at G20 meeting rumor....

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:42 | 1826424 Ag1761
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There will probably be a move to up the pickings by announcing expansion of G20 to G40. To join, new Members must promise 3 billion euro to the EFSF which they will leverage at 10 times and that will give them their 600 billion they are short. I think that sort of rumour might keep us going until next Monday.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:12 | 1826351 cowdiddly
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Maybe the should consider importing Opium to dull the pain in Europe in exchange for PMs. Return the favor after alll these years.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:20 | 1826370 Uncle Sam
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Who says they're not?

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:12 | 1826352 knukles
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Well lah-de-fucking-dah. 
Deus ex machina incarnate diminimus

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:13 | 1826354 navy62802
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Oh great, so the "China to the rescue" story can now be recycled at least one more time. That should good for a strategic pop in the markets when our wise overlords deem it necessary.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:33 | 1826484 TheLooza
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I had the same sad thought. Whether or not china ultimately participates, im quite confident that the possibility of chinese participation will cost me thousands (more) sometime this month.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:14 | 1826356 zorba THE GREEK
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Europe asking China for a bailout is like a Wall Street Banker asking a homeless begger

for $6 to buy his morning latte. 

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:16 | 1826360 Zero Govt
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no Chinese take-away for Van Rompuy and Burosso can always 'Eat Cake' boys 

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:44 | 1826429 Ag1761
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We can always eat Chinese, plenty to go 'round

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1826541 Troll Magnet
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nah, i'll pass. too much lead in chinese peeps.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:17 | 1826365 xcehn
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There has to be some positive way of spinning this for the markets though. How about: China State Media Says Europe Fine Without Chinese Support.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:18 | 1826366 Yellowhoard
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At some point, the Chinese will say, "ship us all of your gold and we'll write you a really big check."


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:38 | 1826413 peekcrackers
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Agreed ..

or Hard landing on sand paper with your pants down

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:19 | 1826367 Incubus
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If China won't bail, bernanke will.  Have you seen his forearms? Motherfucker can bail out anything you throw at him.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:51 | 1826526 LawsofPhysics
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Yep, followed by another bloody civil war in the U.S.  Fucking brilliant.  Bring it.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:19 | 1826368 bank guy in Brussels
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There is 120 trillion in the world, roughly, in somewhat liquid investments, the total stock and bond markets: Private wealth, pension and insurance funds, et cetera ... a lot of institutional funds, but you also have the wealth holdings of the oligarchs around the globe.

Of that, 20 trillion plus in the EU, 20 trillion plus in America ...

As Nomura's Richard Koo points out, the game is really to recycle - squeeze - push some of that investment capital that is always floating around, into sovereign debt. There is always a lot of capital looking for a place to park.

Really, Europe mostly owes its debt to itself, and should find or solicit any needed new 'investment' contributions from its own private wealth stock, if these programmes are really going to be viable and appealing to anyone ... not from China or Brazil. Ditto the USA.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:28 | 1826388 GeneMarchbanks
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'Really, Europe mostly owes its debt to itself, and should find or solicit any needed new 'investment' contributions from its own private wealth stock, if these programmes are really going to be viable and appealing to anyone ... not from China or Brazil. Ditto the USA.'

Um...what? Put away the pipe until trading begins.


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:50 | 1826524 RafterManFMJ
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There is 120 trillion in the world, roughly, in somewhat liquid investments, the total stock and bond markets: Private wealth, pension and insurance funds, et cetera ... a lot of institutional funds, but you also have the wealth holdings of the oligarchs around the globe.


There has to be more than that - I've got 500 trillion in Zibabwe dollars alone. 

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:29 | 1826802 squexx
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Best post of the week!!!!!!

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:52 | 1826527 LawsofPhysics
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Is all that "wealth" marked to market or unicorns shitting skittles?  I call bullshit.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:28 | 1826792 squexx
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Correction, that $120 trillion is what the Rothschild's, their cohorts and lackies let you know about. Tel Aviv is the new center of world money laundering and general crime!

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:43 | 1826819 earleflorida
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got, 'Amdocs?'

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:36 | 1826812 earleflorida
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"show me da monay"

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:20 | 1826369 SilverDoctors
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Meanwhile, the REALLY DUMB MONEY has now dumped nearly all of thier silver holdings.

Look for the next silver rally to be one for the ages, because Nearly All Remaining Silver is Now Held in STRONG HANDS!

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:21 | 1826373 Rhone_Ranger
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Rutt Row

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:22 | 1826380 ArkansasAngie
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My dumb money won't go either.  It likes my pocket.



Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:23 | 1826381 HD
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...And now a short scene from stereotype theater:

EU: Come on China, don't be like that Baby - we just need a few trillion. We love you long time...

China: No, we no pay. YOU PAY NOW!


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1826537 RafterManFMJ
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No tickee, no bailee

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:34 | 1826391 bob_dabolina
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Maybe it's just me but every Chinese person I have ever done business with has been a PAIN IN THE ASS. 

This looks like the same thing. Europe is gona' get jerked  around several more times if they are really serious about this Chinese bailout BS.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:09 | 1826570 Troll Magnet
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i do biz with chicoms. one of the most dishonest groups of people i've ever dealt with. they'll totally screw you over for literally pennies.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 16:00 | 1826667 dark pools of soros
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so in addition to copying american tech, they also copy jewish business practices??  does that mean war?

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:17 | 1826780 squexx
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No, it means the jooz will continue to play both sides and will continue to cheat and swindle everyone. Look at some of the people in the 99% protests. They see all these joo names on all sides of the problem.

But if anyone dares breathe the word "joo,"they  will scream "anti-Semitism" and bringing out their heavy propaganda words like "canard."

There is a Polish saying, "The joo cries out in pain as he hits you." Let's look at where the REAL problem is!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 10:36 | 1828356 dark pools of soros
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old country sayings ring truth of 1,000's of years

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:32 | 1826398 Belarus
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A friend, who at this point is quite sensible, and realizes far better deals are to be had down the line if one merely waits. 

Excellent point. Why should they buy the farm when they will eventually get the milk for free. Of course, the market will ignore any and all information until a market event transpires, such as bonds relentlessly rising for Italian, Spanish, Portugal, France or even German debt; a sudden bank run due to recaps taking too long, or social unrest growing far faster than even debt issuance needs.

At this point, I just don't think the market wakes up to reality until a market event happens. It will. The question is only "when." 

If you need alpha, buy silver heavily with stops far enough away you don't get intraday stopped out. If the market continues to run, expect silver to outperform substantially. 

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:37 | 1826410 trampstamp
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No beef with you silver/gold bugs, but i think that bitch hits 37 in the SLV then re-tests back down to 27. But shit, fibs don't always work.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1826399 peekcrackers
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@ bob_dabolina

maybe it's just me but every Chinese person I have ever done business with has been a PAIN IN THE ASS.

right on right on !

+ 1

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1826404 reader2010
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Regime change will have to be required in Beijing since those Yo-Yos refuse to go along with the NWO program. Warz will have to be required to purge those countries that refuse to conform

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:36 | 1826408 hivekiller
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Socialism no work. Chop Chop! 

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:36 | 1826409 Duke of Con Dao
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bet the Chinese didn't say no quite like Sharon Stone sez no in this clip.


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:40 | 1826420 ozziindaus
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Maybe China has it's own problems to deal with. This has not become headline news yet because Wall street needs more fools piling into China before it rushes for the exits. Either way, the US and European economic woes will soon be sung from Asia. It's Japan all over again.


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:41 | 1826422 peekcrackers
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good I dont want Poodles and Noodles anway.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:43 | 1826425 tawse57
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The only way either the EU or the US will solve their problems is by putting up trade barriers and stop buying cheap goods from China.

But the bankers don't want that as it will mean not making 300 bucks profit per iphone if iphones had to be made in the US or the EU with workers paid decent wages.

The snake is eating itself but it just can't stop devouring.


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 13:58 | 1826439 A Man without Q...
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"It is advisable that at the summit European leaders take heed of the voices of emerging economies, whose remarkable contribution to world economic recovery and growth deserves better understanding and reciprocal treatment."

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:04 | 1826450 Segestan
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Wow... and Europe thought the whole world saw it's new vision of a global circle jerk. Oh well .

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:06 | 1826453 Hearst
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European Bailout Fund Could ‘One Day’ Issue Bonds in Yuan, Regling Says

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:12 | 1826458 steelrules
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This is just more of the pushing of China into a corner, I foresee China speeding up their flight from western paper into precious metals.

So as the saying goes "Keep stacking" because this won't end well in the west.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:18 | 1826463 Ag1761
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Green tea brewing, about to boil over on property prices. Remind us of anything recent..



Sun, 10/30/2011 - 14:56 | 1826535 slewie the pi-rat
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china is being coy and wants to be courted with productive assets

like debt slaves

or is it just slewie thinking they protesteth too much, here?


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:17 | 1826593 malikai
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“China will only participate in a global program that is defensible to the Chinese people."

This line says it all to me. It says something like: "let them go the way of Argentina. We'll see them on the other side and help pick up the pieces when the valuations are better".

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 16:47 | 1826732 slewie the pi-rat
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imo, the last time the chinese told the truth

moses had not yet been born

and the europeons are almost as bad!

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 16:56 | 1826744 peekcrackers
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I think the same slewie .. I think that china is playing a great game . coy They know the paper game is going to bust.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:00 | 1826545 tactical sanity
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China is buying gold and silver as aggressively as they can without letting the world know...they certainly find that preferable to bailing Europe with new and risky debt....


Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:02 | 1826548 ziggy59
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ahhh Grass-HOPE-R Timmy Qhoi Chang- you are FU!  Time for you to go...

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:03 | 1826556 f16hoser
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Then I guess NATO needs to invade/occupy China. Gold back Yuan? Gahdaffi wanted a gold back dinar. Just saying....

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:13 | 1826580 malikai
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That would be suicide.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:59 | 1826666 moskov
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Then NATO can say bye bye to the world

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:05 | 1826562 ziggy59
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uh oh..I hope China has HAARP proof buildings..

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:42 | 1826634 lolmao500
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Nobody should give Europe money. Let them fix their own damn problems, if they can't too fucking bad.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 15:52 | 1826655 beatus12
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Nobody has any real funds to save someone else,

best to let the collapse happen and begin again.

I think the benefits are far too generous i.e.,

does a family in Ireland really need (outrageous) 90,000/yr?

of social benefits??? - read that stat in the

Irish Times recently. Comare US or Canada about

14,000/yr. Also an average pension per month of 3200Euro

is very generous. How about some meaningful




Sun, 10/30/2011 - 16:14 | 1826689 Zero Govt
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how about a complete sacrifice and dump the State drip-feed in the trash and stand on your own 2 feet

going half way of trimming socialism is like saying you like a little bit of stupid 

Ron Paul wants to trim Govt too, he wants a little less stupid

Dump Govt ...let's try no stupid for a change

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 16:52 | 1826739 eaglefalcon
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who needs the chinese when Benny has a wonderful tool called the print press

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 17:32 | 1826809 SheepDog-One
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Why is Benny so shy to print these days, if its such a slam dunk and all.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 20:26 | 1827057 eaglefalcon
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he secretly gave european banks 14 trillion in 1998, whats the problem giving the greeks 1 trillion this time?

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 18:04 | 1826845 laomei
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Hmmm... maybe China should do something about all that stolen treasure on display in Europe, the weapons embargo and market economy status before offering the EU some RMB-based bonds to help it out of it's current problems.  6 months later we can add some more items to the list as well.... how about some colonies and ports?

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 18:19 | 1826852 YHC-FTSE
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Next up to play the bailout game: Russia. My guess is, the msm will just roll off random countries that will bail out the Eurozone every week until the collapse. And don't be so sure it'll be Europe which collapses first. Almost every major fiat Ponzi is vulnerable, and the only thing that is keeping it going is cash flow. One general strike, one civil war, or mass refusal from the citizens to pay taxes, and the Ponzi collapses. Japan is the stubborn exception, but only because its population does not believe in civil disobedience of any kind, even when they are being irradiated by their own government.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 18:40 | 1826875 Fozzy Slippers
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Taxes. Poeple don't realize how much taxes they pay everyday. And everyone consumes. Stop the flow of goods, the National guard steps in and takes over the job.

The Gov owns the corporations and vise versa. A vicious circle. How are you going to deal with them? Set back and watch your football or go buy more junk at Khina Mart?

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 19:00 | 1826909 DosZap
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National guard steps in and takes over the job.

National Guard is regular folks dude, they have real families ,jobs, and careers.

How long you think they are gonna stay risking losing everything they own?.

There is no protection for the military people under this .gub, never has been ,never will be.

Like I ave said, they trian you to kill for them, and die, lose limbs, and become Quads, only to kick your ass to the ditch.

For the life of me I see no reason for anyone wanting to join anymore.

Have to take them to court to even have a chance at winning back, what was yours to begin with.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 19:11 | 1826931 msmith
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This may prove to be a major disappointment for the markets and be a major catylis to the next bearish move.  An intermarket analysis shows that we may be very near to a significant turn in the markets.  After another possible push in "risk on", the bears are looking to gain control with a strong "risk off" move for the longer term.  Here is a look at the ES, DX, and GC.

Sun, 10/30/2011 - 20:31 | 1827031 Critical Contrarian
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If we keep thinking inside the box of the system created by the owners one will never be able to figure out the way things work. All is not what it seems.

By 2012 China will be hard pressed to keep their growth rate above 7%. They require a minimum of 8% to maintain socio-economic stability. They will have enough of their own problems in the near term to be able to help anyone. 

Sarkozy's "pass the hat around" routine is smoke and mirrors. Feinting weakness to obscure strength is very Sun-tzu. Since no one actually declares the truth in their financials and reserves (all countries), it is safe to assume that Europe has what it needs. All is drama. All is Greek. 

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 00:58 | 1827600 greensnacks
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China advocates Europe borrow in renminbi

Commentary: If you want a friend in Beijing, get a dog


"It was a mistake for the European authorities to give the impression that Regling’s visit was part of a post-summit funding spree. Publicity surrounding his journey to Beijing immediately after the Brussels summit was bound to raise expectations to unmanageable heights."

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