Europe "Welcomes" The Spanish Bailout

Tyler Durden's picture

One just can't come up with better wording if one tried. From Bloomberg:


And a little change in the original plans:


Now Europe is looking to welcome other broke countries for which Germany will pay.

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Dr. Engali's picture

What the hell is "technical assistance"? Is that anything like kinetic action?


For "technical assistance", press 1

For ZIRP, press 2

For NIRP, press 3

For all other queries, please press 0 or stay on the line and the next available bankster will be with you momentarily

veyron's picture

In real terms isnt ZIRP really NIRP in disguise?


NIRP is ZIRP's drunk uncle

GetZeeGold's picture



It's got a more twang to the also has electrolytes.


Jack Napier's picture

NIRP is not ZIRP, but ZIRP is almost always NRIRP.

Negative means less than zero in nominal terms.

Negative Real IRP means it could be anything, but that the interest rate minus the inflation rate is less than zero.

Anytime inflation is greater than interest rates you are losing wealth by holding currency and bonds, so metals get the nod. This has been the case for a while now, and will continue to be.

Keep stacking.

BandGap's picture

That would be how to turn on the printer.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



IMF Technical Assistance...

Agent P's picture

I think they found those in Stauss-Kahn's desk after he left, right next to the ball gag and riding crop.

azzhatter's picture

Nah, LaGarde has her own

Agent P's picture

"Technically speaking, yes, we did receive assistance, but I want to stress that everything is fine and we did not need a bailout."


MsCreant's picture

"technical assistance"

How do you counsel regarding bankruptcy at this level? What would you call that? 

HardlyZero's picture

To get the money, how do we...

1. "Kiss the Ring"...which finger ?  How many times ?  With tongue ?

2. "Kiss the Ass"....same as above...or any other technical manuevers.

3. "Bend Over" ...what is the best position for EZ entry ? and extraction of funds ? 

All very technical questions with 'right' and 'wrong' approaches for the virgin or initiate prostration.

battle axe's picture

"technical assistance" translation: Please, oh please, bail my broke ass out. 

Jason T's picture


Capitol Hill sources have confirmed that Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke are demanding that Congress prepare emergency legislation for yet another hyperinflationary bailout of the hopelessly bankrupt trans-Atlantic financial system. For the past week, the two men have been meeting secretly with leading Congressional Democrats and Republicans, demanding that they draft new legislation to bail out the banks on an even larger scale than after the 2008 collapse.

According to several Congressional sources, Geithner and Bernanke have pledged that they will do everything in their power to flood European banks with bailout funds through the Federal Reserve, but they candidly admit that it may be impossible, and that Congressional action may be required. If the crisis hits, they warn, there must be legislation already prepared, because the speed and magnitude of the crisis may require extraordinary intervention to "save the system."

LawsofPhysics's picture

financial terrorists, plain and simple.

Chump's picture

Doesn't matter.  It will come far too quickly, and these assholes don't even realize that continuing to print will exacerbate the crisis this time around.  I'm looking forward to it, in a sadomasochistic sorta way.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I welcome with open arms my alien overlords.

Mentaliusanything's picture

Please Sir, May I have some more.


101 years and counting's picture

remember when there was capitalism and failures were frowned upon. now, they're celebrated. even if there is no money to pay for it. welcome spain into the "you're fucked club". enjoy the riots!!!

Abraxas's picture

I've been around for a few decades and I don't remember when failures were frowned upon. Ever!

LawsofPhysics's picture

Exactly, bad behavior has been rewarded for quite some time now.

Anyone actually remember when the management and share holders had to pay back the creditors when a private company failed?  Nowadays, they simply buy a politician and get a bailout from the taxpayer.

ZippyBananaPants's picture

I would welcome a bailout too!

Hype Alert's picture

Indentured servants are always welcome.

Cursive's picture

51B - 62B?  LOL.  Try 10 times that.

BandGap's picture

No stated time frame, just like Greece. Take the money in manageable chunks, head back when you need more.

BandGap's picture

Is there a sign up sheet for this free money bonanza? And, WTF, IMF = US taxpayers, because we're there when it matters? How about taking care of the folks at home, assholes?

TheDarkKnight's picture

51 billion? Sure, because it sounds so much better than "We need 51 billion every 3 months til infinity"

MsCreant's picture

I fear even that wouldn't do it, after not very long at all.

Winston Churchill's picture

Will the ring kissing be televised ?

Sudden Debt's picture

Nop, inner circle only.

If you're not invited yet... that means your the one who will have to pay for it.


Abraxas's picture

Call me paranoid, but I'm starting to think that we are witnessing a well rehersed show, as opposed to a developing crisis.

BBullionaire's picture
In politics, nothing happens by accident. If it happens, you can bet it was planned that way.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Iwanttoknow's picture

Both to ABRAXSAS and BB,

I had the same nagging suspicion since 2007.

Central Wanker's picture

This is not funny!

Yet, why am I laughing?

BandGap's picture

Welcome to bizarro.....again. Crazy people laugh at shit all the time, obviously you have been driven insane by this crazy cash give-away!

machineh's picture

It's TEOTWAWKI ... and I feel fine!

AccreditedEYE's picture

The more the market goes up on words and fluff, the more complacency will be injected into the summit killing off hopes of any meaningful policy change. Stupid algos continue to NOT learn that you can't put the cart before the horse.

MsCreant's picture

They put the chart before the horse and fool him into drinking.

SmoothCoolSmoke's picture

Is this what popped the SP 7 pts in 9 minutes @ 10:03?   WTF?

RobotTrader's picture

King World News dead wrong again.


Housing is recovering, housing stocks like LEN soaring to 3-year highs

Meanwhile there is no inflation, the consumer is booming, and gold and silver remain in the tank.


tmosley's picture

Wow, outright lies now?

Weren't you banned?

Cleverbot's picture

Yes, of course. I'm sorry I am always so happy to talk with you.

WineSorbet's picture

Actually, as much as it pains me to say it, Robo is right.  Every where I look, restaurants are packed, stores are packed, I see new BMWs, Audis and Mercedes everywhere.  Hell even high tech companies are hiring like mad.  And real estate, come to NYC.  No problems here.  There may be an underclass growing but there is plenty above them to keep this beast sailing along.