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Europe: We've Done All We Can, Now It's America's Turn To Help

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Cue the fireworks in 3...2...1...

  • FRIEDEN EUROPEANS CAN'T DO MUCH FOR GREECE BEYOND AGREEMENT - BBG
  • FRIEDEN: GREECE NEEDS STRUCTURAL REFORMS, SHORT-TERM FINANCING - BBG
  • FRIEDEN: GREECE HAS HISTORY OF PROBLEMS IMPLEMENTING DECISIONS - BBG
  • FRIEDEN: GREECE SHOULDN'T BE IN EURO-ZONE IF CONDITIONS NOT MET - BBG

And... drumroll please:

  • FRIEDEN SAYS HE WISHES U.S. MORE INVOLVED IN STRENGTHENING IMF - BBG

Translation: Hey America, we've done all we can, now it's your turn to sustain the Ponzi. Because if we go, you go.

The upside: think of just how much faster the latest and gratest $16.4 trillion debt target will be breached if America simply issues Greek bonds with a US guarantee. Like it did in that other foreign policy success story - Egypt.

 

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Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:38 | 2155469 jcia
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YES WE CAN YES WE CAN.

Roses are red
violets are blue
America is full of pussies
And they need to grow some balls too.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:44 | 2155498 Ghordius
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Dear Ben, I would like a Batman costume, a watergun
And a Trillion of your delicious $ugar...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:05 | 2155596 Silver Bug
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Hurry up and get Ron Paul elected so this nonsense won't even be entertained!

 

http://ronpaul2012blog.blogspot.com/

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:34 | 2155718 Dr. Richard Head
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My attitude has become one of a defeatist on Ron Paul. It's obvious both sides of the aisle wish Ron to shut the fuck up. Don't get me wrong, my car will still be decorated with Ron Paul garb, I will donate, and campaign for him, but the politcal cards are completely stacked against moving the status quo toward liberty. There are still a majority that live in the Red/blue team mentality and can't get out of their idealogical box even if the evidence is overwhelming. My heart aches, mind boggles, and liver goes into overdrive to accomodate the actions of the zombies around me.

Next stop full blown withdrawal of consent, paying federal taxes, and prepare for assholes with guns to tell me otherwise.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:41 | 2155741 fnord88
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Roses are cars

Violets are buckets

This poem makes no sense

Boobies

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:54 | 2155763 whstlblwr
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They want you to be defeated. Perfect, plan is working. Instead of defeat why not get to work.

RP positions should attract older voters, most olders are more suspicious of the government, they didn’t grow up sharing their life on social media. We tell them that RP protects our privacy, give examples. Explain about new government laws to spy on us. The best thing over all for the big blocks of votes is senior citizen homes. Seniors are starved for attention , they look forward for visitors who come to talk about their candidate, better to take voter registration forms before the deadline, then you go back on election day with a big bus to take them to the precinct it’s almost a guarantee block of votes. For senior homes talking about Paul’s foreign policy, his past vote to support Israel’s bombing of Iran’s nuclear site, his suspicion of large government would win votes.

We have the greatest military and veteran support, why not use this support to guard the polling sites for RP’s strongest precincts. Of course we can’t guard every one, but should be able to guard the best ones. Veterans could pass out information at the polling booth and talk to people of why they support RP.

RP needs the big names now, Peter Thiel, Jim Rogers, Gereld Celente, Vince Vaughn, to quote their support so he gets in the fucked up news before we have our own fair media. Also alternative venues for Ron Paul to speak, anyone know of people in TV shows who will give him airtime, to attract many viewers like from Jay Leno night.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:57 | 2155788 MassDecep
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They control the vote count, the media and most things in between. It is not about being defeated, it is about being brutally honest of what is going on around you. My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:02 | 2155810 whstlblwr
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Power in numbers. Vets can take pictures of tally at end of night to stop electronic voting machine fraud. We can swamp the status quo, if we get to work, but maybe it's easier for you to give up.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:15 | 2155855 blunderdog
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RP positions should attract older voters...

No way.  As soon as word gets out he'd want to cut Medicare/SocSec, you'd be kissing any potential senior support GOODBYE.

This is why there's absolutely no hope of a political solution.  The older folks who are claiming to be upset about the deficit are drawing the greatest benefit from it.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:20 | 2155867 whstlblwr
Mon, 02/13/2012 - 21:04 | 2156004 blunderdog
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I'm my own man, moron.  Ron Paul can't win the presidency because his party won't nominate him. 

Letting people "opt out" of Medicare *is* cutting it unless he's going to suddenly change his mind about deficit spending and agree that it's all just fine.

Take a look at the budget and tell me what you think he's going to cut that's going to pay for about a $2T annual Medicare/SocSec hole.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:44 | 2156357 whstlblwr
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You're fucking strawman. Go back to frothy boy. Anyone paying attention knows what it is asshole.

Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid: Paul says he wouldn't scrap Social Security and Medicare. His plan "honors our promise to our seniors and veterans," meaning that those currently in the programs could stay in them. But he would like to allow younger workers to opt out of the Social Security system and the payroll taxes it imposes--although the details of how he would accomplish this are unclear.

"Dr. Paul is committed to fully funding Social Security and Medicare while we work a transition to allow young workers the freedom to save for their own retirement," Jesse Benton, the national chairman of Paul's presidential campaign, told Yahoo News.

Benton implied that the Social Security and Medicare payments for current retirees--paid for by payroll taxes on younger workers under the current system--would be provided by radically reducing the American military footprint around the globe, along with other cuts. "It will require cuts elsewhere, but we can save hundreds of billions of dollars a year by bringing troops home, ending foreign welfare and overseas nation building and providing a stronger national defense here at home," Benton said. "If we cut and work hard, we can take care of our seniors who rely on their Medicare and Social Security."

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 07:30 | 2156791 GetZeeGold
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We left Europe.....and fought a war to be left alone.

 

We're not going back to help.

 

 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:35 | 2155909 olduser
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As a member of the "older voters" I support RP and yes his desire to cut Medicare/SS. Admittedly there are few of us, but we do exist...and we talk with our peers. There may be no political solution and perhaps the time has long passed to attempt it, but this will resolve itself in spite of us.

I don't believe that any of us set out to exploit our children. I'm reminded of the old saw...we get too soon old and to late smart.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:49 | 2155934 whstlblwr
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"U.S. Representative from Texas and Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul took a step away from Republican Party orthodoxy on Friday, as he stood apart with only three other Republican members of Congress voting against the attack on Medicare.

The vote was on the 2012 budget, proposed by Representative Paul Ryan. The budget included a plan to completely destroy Medicare.

Ron Paul voted no. So did Walter Jones, David McKinley, and Dennis Rehberg."

He voted no because he wanted more spending cuts but other sources give you his point of view to give people a choice, to transition into cuts, or cuts not necessary if cut spending in other places.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:48 | 2155947 Dr. Richard Head
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The solution will resolve itself in spite of us indeed. I have not given up by any means. Five years of my life have been dedicated to the effort of liberty (I am but 33), along with the fruits of my labor, and the ear of all who I come in contact with. Parades, TV apperances, published letters in local rags, visits to Congressmen, all sorts of shit that took away from my days of putting in chipping greens, pools, and tiki huts to my back yard slice of paradise. I am reserving myself to the outcome of currency crisis and perhaps those around me will remeber the verbal footprints to my past statements of liberty - just like the good man Dr. Paul set out to do in his congressional history.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 21:17 | 2156041 The Big Ching-aso
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Has anyone told these fukwads we're broke too?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:49 | 2155948 Raymond Reason
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I like your passion whistle blower.  The debate here seems to be either mutiny or let the ship sink and drown the captains.  I haven't given up on the ship yet.  Does anyone know of the actual delegates awarded so far to the GOP field?  I can't find it anywhere.   

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 21:19 | 2156045 Teamtc321
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  I have tried to relay the Ron Paul Campaign strategy and I have tried to explain how it's about getting DELEGATES and not winning the states.   Well... we finally got a little bit of sunshine in the mainstream media as Rachel Madow has finally broken the story that RON PAUL IS LEADING IN THE DELEGATE COUNT!   Here's the broadcast:   http://revolutionarypolitics.tv/video/viewVideo.php?video_id=17722   Amazing story isn't it?! And it fits in perfectly with the Road to Roota analysis:   SPECIAL REPORT: The "Good Guys" Election Strategy http://www.roadtoroota.com/public/795.cfm 
  So hang in there all you Ron Paul faithful.   WE ARE WINNING AND WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IT!   May the Road you choose be the Right Road. 
  Bix Weir www.RoadtoRoota.com 
   

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 04:22 | 2156684 Bringin It
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Tue, 02/14/2012 - 00:41 | 2156442 Bud Denton
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Awww . . . Sarge sez shut the fuck up, you dumb bastards.  Pretty soon we'll all be in the army, eating soylent green and fighting WWIII against the whole rest of the fucking world and you know what?  We'll kick their ass--russkies, chinese, commies, afrikans, europeans, south americans, all of 'em.  Bring 'em on, this is our big star turn in history, the moment we get to have a big planet-wide cathartic bloodbath so we can all forget that it was only over some fucking piles of play money that some banksters stole or printed, I forget which.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 19:33 | 2159746 boiltherich
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Dear Dick:  We have an eye doctor here named Richard Ripper, just thought you would get a kick out of that.  But, I have sadly come to the same conclusion re RP.  Even with his second place and pretty strong finish the other day, I do not see any future in his campaign unless he runs third party. 

And I am as depressed and upset about it as anyone here, but the fact is the GOP is not going to nominate him.  Half the GOP seems to want ANYBODY that can be considered electable against Barry O. and the other half are sticking to their cult convictions with the likes of Santorum (GOOGLE:  santorum (san-TOR-um) n.
   1. The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter
      that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex.

Part of the reason I am so depressed about it all is that it simply will not matter which party elects the next president, both sides are worse than the other and will preside over the total ruin of America.  RP was the last shot at fixing the deeply sick nation, and that hope is now gone.  One need not buy guns and ammo, nor fear the consequences of not paying the taxman, just leave, go to a warmer better place, Costa Rica, Panama.  I am at an age where it is a bit early to start the long decline into the infirmity of old age and eventually the dirt nap, but I may head out early for it because staying here is so damned hard to watch as the nation implodes all around us. 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:22 | 2155861 swani
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@Silver Bug

It will take a hell of a lot more than electing one man to solve the situation that our country finds itself in. Even if Ron Paul were to win the Republican nomination, he wouldn't be able to single handedly get rid of all the rot. And we all know that he won't win the nomination. If he did, it would mean we have a real Democracy instead of the Banana Republic that we know we are living in with the corporate media covering the 'election' that the monopolists want and the sheeple following the media's lead on what to think and who to vote for.

The best thing would be for everyone that is unhappy with the corruption of our Democracy to vote for Ron Paul as a vote against the system, writing him him and getting as many votes as possible. This would serve to show that it would be possible to get a third party elected, some day in the future.

For this to happen, people need to wake up and stop being afraid that the other party may win.

Unfortunately, for now, people still believe that there is a huge difference between the parties and until the propaganda stops working on them, or they stop drinking the Kool Aid by turning off the mainstream media, this will remain the case and we will remain on the current destructive path to serfdom. 

 

 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:28 | 2155890 LongBalls
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I hate to be such a doomer but this will be the last election that matters. All others from here on out will be token elections. The NWO is on the verge. They will spring into total control after the war. Count on it.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 04:09 | 2156702 The Navigator
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Quite Right - the numbers are irrefutable - look at the debt when Bush took office and the debt today - and then watch the Chris Martenson videos on exponetial numbers.

It's not Deceptocrats or RepubliCONs, it's the men behind the curtain. And Maybe this election will make a difference but most likely not because all the Congress Critters want is another term in office at any cost.

Greece is our future, by design. We can try (with votes, calling Congress, etc) but more effort has to be expended on preparing ourselves rather than on trying to change a government hell-bent on self-destruction.

If I were a Greek and 3 years ago had estimated the current now, I would have bought gold with every paycheck - if the country goes from the Euro back to the Drachma, I would have a convertable/intermediate currency (that, by the way, would have appreciated by 30+% over those 3 years).

Look at where we've come in the last 3 years and project out another 3 years. Math is simple, clean, and it's hard to hide basic truths without smoke and mirrors and eventually (like in Greece), the smoke and mirrors fail those that say the Emperor has beautiful Robes.

Semper Paratus, The Navigator

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:09 | 2155616 redpill
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You heard 'em fellas.  Fiat-tipped tomahawk cruise missiles should do the trick.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:33 | 2155716 trebuchet
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Pardon my ignorance, who/what is Frieden?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:46 | 2155759 duncecap rack
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Luxembourg's Minister of Finance Luc Frieden

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:00 | 2155800 trebuchet
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thx

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:35 | 2155907 The Reich
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I've been confused, too, as 'Frieden' means 'peace' in German.

 

Peace :D

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 01:18 | 2156491 wee-weed up
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@Ghordius - You forgot the Skittle-shitting unicorn! Or maybe that was understood...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:00 | 2155556 DutchR
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YES WE CAN KICK THIS CAN.

 

There, I Fixed It for You.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:27 | 2155888 caconhma
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"YES WE CAN KICK THIS CAN". It becomes to late for doing so. No, we are reaching an endgame.

It became perfectly clear: Greece will promise everything and do, as always, nothing. Its socialist state was too good for the people. They are used to get a lot for doing close to nothing.

In April, Greece will have a general election. Do not be surprise to see that an overwhelming majority of today politicians will be reelected. Banksters intended to enslave Greek people. I don't think it is possible short of military occupying Greece.

It appears that Obama and the FED have a problem. After all, it is an election year in America.

 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:04 | 2155581 Yikes
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Pink Floyd - Money

Money
Well, get back
I'm all right Jack
Keep your hands off of my stack

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:43 | 2155933 Asher88
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Pass this bill!!!!

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 04:12 | 2156705 The Navigator
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Bring it to my desk, I'll sign it Right away!!!!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:51 | 2155954 Archon7
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HAHAhahaha...  I thought they knew that all the news about America's "recovery" was propaganda.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 03:04 | 2156200 BlackholeDivestment
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Jcia, an American Rose is still red but, they even screw'd up that, the roses they sell have long ago lost their smell. To get a red Rose that smells like a rose you have to find it from a home garden now. 

If I recall the same thing has happened to the Red Apple. They used billions of tax dollars to make the "Red Apple''  more red and ended up killing the taste. Then they spent billions more tax dollars trying to get the taste back.

Unbelievable... The only thing these screwballs can grow is ...the black hole. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDildwFFFWU&feature=channel_video_title

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:06 | 2156281 Ropingdown
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jcia,what does Europe begging the US to throw good money after bad have to do with pussies?  The IMF doesn't have a remit to bail out a region or currency union, only a country.  That isn't the problem here.  We don't frankly want our nation's pussies to grow balls.  Peripheral europe tried the other version, balls to pussies, and that didn't work either.  Europe is, decade after decade, full of problems they want or need some other region or nation to fix.  That's over.  Defend yourselves.  Not our problem.  They're your Germans.  Deal with it, punk.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:10 | 2156292 Buck Johnson
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They want the US to contribute big time to stop this, if not they will throw their hands up.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:39 | 2156347 stocktivity
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We all know it's coming eventually.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:38 | 2156348 magnumopusdeislayed
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Hoses are sprayed
Violence, it grew
Uhmurkins are asleep
In a debt crisis stew

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:39 | 2156349 VegasRage
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America is full of pussies?

Personally I think it takes nerves of steel, iron balls, and the brains of Yosimite Sam to do what were doing when it's blatantly obvious it's Custar's last stand. You should be more grateful to our sacrifice :D

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:39 | 2155470 Let them eat iPads
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Suck it, Europe.

We're busy with our own quagmire.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:08 | 2155494 vast-dom
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unfortunately there is no true decoupling in this quagmire -- everything now is inextricably linked and it's just a matter of time and how clever the offloading is of the Great Unwind. 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:46 | 2155502 Ghordius
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But, but, OUR global bankers? They need us...
Our digital wizards...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:51 | 2155955 Raymond Reason
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Yes, without them, life as we know it....

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:52 | 2155524 zilverreiger
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the euro problems ARE the US's created quagmire

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:58 | 2155549 Ghordius
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Come on. It was *somewhat* consensual.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:03 | 2155570 GernB
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Of course you are right. I forgot how we held a gun to Europe's head and forced them to create an economic union.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:27 | 2155686 Piranhanoia
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But when England calls and says, "hey,  come on over here and do your deals!  We don't have regulations, much less regulators.  We don't have supervision, no supervisors,  and don't worry about the law,  there isn't any!

Can't be too many other reasons why UK can be 1000% in debt to GDP and not be Greeced.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:38 | 2155732 zilverreiger
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I'm talking about the housing bubble that set it all of, but yes it was consensual, but dont come whining that the IMF has to bail europe out with american dollars, you and your banksters owe it to europe, that said its all so interlinked everything will come down no matter which continent goes first.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 21:23 | 2156060 kridkrid
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The housing bubble didn't set it all off. Housing was a symptom, not the cause.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 22:59 | 2156265 Papasmurf
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Housing bubble was a means to an end.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:11 | 2155843 Travis Bickel
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Giggity Giggity Goo

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:39 | 2155471 JLee2027
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I have a wish list too.

No more bailouts!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:39 | 2155472 Mongo
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Charles Ponzi would be proud

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:39 | 2155473 dannyboy
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GO BEN GO! PRINTING TIMEEEEEEEEEE

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:35 | 2155908 Tsunami Wave
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We need to get to that dow 15,000 or dow 17,000 just like the cover story of Barron's said today!! I almost died laughing when I saw the cover of the paper when I was leaving the supermarket today:

 

http://online.barrons.com/article/SB500014240527487044446045772072236171...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:39 | 2155474 Gordon Freeman
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Dear ECB,

Go fuck yourself.

Sincerely,

Uncle Sam

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:46 | 2155505 cossack55
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Dear ECB,

You provide the ink, we'll supply the paper.

Sincerely,

Rudy von Bernankenstein

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 04:19 | 2156711 The Navigator
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@cossack55

I think Gordon has a funnier line, but you got the answer right, unfortunately for the US and its' tax paying units - I'd love to recover the Hank Paulson interview where he called us sheeple/taxpayers "tax paying units".

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:59 | 2155552 francis_sawyer
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If Uncle Sam didn't have a dick he'd be 'Aunt Sam'...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:00 | 2155560 Ghordius
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Dear Uncle Sam, give back the gold, I'm waiting since 1971.

The ECB, On behalf of France

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:21 | 2155871 A Nanny Moose
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Dear Europe,

We understand your desire to have become a continent of book burning, Jew hating, German speakers, then Russian speakers. Perhaps we can reinstall that Continental Soviet app, if you are dissatisfied with the current outcome? You are also welcome for the free medical innovation your social democracies used to buy votes through your "universal" sick care.

We are reluctant to remind France that the Nixon Shock came after it had fucked up Vietnam.

Till then STFU,

Sincerely,

Uncle Who's Yo Daddy

P.S. I normally don't play the 'Merican Exceptionalism tripe, but this post was too hard to resist.

 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:56 | 2155975 Raymond Reason
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You better start learning Russian, Nanny.  If you want to survive in the next world. 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:29 | 2156326 nmewn
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Fuck Putin and the KGB asshats he rode in on...rhetorically of course, I like my drinks cold, not my megalomaniacal presumed masters.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 03:44 | 2156662 Ghordius
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Dear Uncle Who's Yo Daddy

you get a +1 from me for being aware of Nixon's Shock and Vietnam. ;-)

P.S. I normally also don't play this game, but the "fuck ECB" post was too hard to resist, too... 

P.S.S. we try hard not to burn books or to hate Jews since quite a while now - honest!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:20 | 2156312 Ness.
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What gold?  We sold the gold...  we're long GLD now.  Kramer said it's a buy, buy, buy!!!

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 19:43 | 2159771 boiltherich
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Dear Uncle Sam, give back the gold, I'm waiting since 1971.

The ECB, On behalf of France

How 'bout you take back the Statue of Liberty, we aren't using it anymore anyway. 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:40 | 2155480 Conman
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We can't buy Greek bonds, we are too busy buying AAPL. Go away, so that our stock pickign dog can tell us what to buy.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:01 | 2155565 Roy T
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Yes, that was quite a segment on CNBC.  For those that missed it, by setting up some food and feeding a dog in front of screens that listed "dogs of the dow", CNBC told us what stock was about to break out.

I think the companies were JPM, BAC, AA and HP.

 

 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:17 | 2155654 Conman
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Then they spent the rest of the day hyping Dow 15k becuase, "multiples are cheap".

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:22 | 2155875 A Nanny Moose
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So are $50 whores. You get what you pay for.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:34 | 2155905 unrulian
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50 bucks??? try a tall boy and a pack of smokes...two blocks from here...she'd scare a dog off a gut wagon but can suck the nuts off a passing bus

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 01:36 | 2156519 wee-weed up
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Lemme guess... no teeth... all rotted out.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:01 | 2156270 Papasmurf
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Lassie is competing for Jim Cramer's spot?  Damn outsourcing!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:41 | 2155483 trade the day
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maybe santa will bring greece, oh wait it's february, too early for santa. bitchez

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:30 | 2155700 Cheesy Bastard
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Or too late.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:41 | 2155485 Great Depressio...
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fuck no

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:42 | 2155486 Mugatu
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Adios Mo Fo!  Europe, you're on your own now!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:42 | 2155490 ttown
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LMAO extend and pretend. the bagholders deserve what they are about to get!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:25 | 2155674 unununium
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I can't read your avatar.  Does it say "Biggest Ponzi Ever?"

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:45 | 2155501 israhole
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Was there ever any doubt? This is how globalism works, great for the Mishpucka.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:46 | 2155503 Rentenmark
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Que the Bennie Bucks!  The can must be kicked at all costs!!!!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:46 | 2155507 Rainman
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Greek po po is fed up with years of riots. Won't turn on their brothers, sisters nor grandma and grandpa.

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/13/us-greece-violence-idUSTRE81C1OK20120213

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:47 | 2155509 vote_libertaria...
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fyi, Frieden is the Luxemborg Finance Minister

 

Now, can the Fed give money to the IMF or can that only come from the Treasury.  Treasury is blocked since they would probably need Congressional approval to hand out more fake money.  The Fed is a different story.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:48 | 2155512 Bunga Bunga
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Translation Translation: America, you run the mother of all Ponzis.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:09 | 2155835 blu
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More true than most appreciate. The EU wants moar moneez.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:48 | 2155513 zorba THE GREEK
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The sad fact is, when Greece starts the house of cards crashing down, it will eventually

trigger our crash too. What the hell, lets get it over with. The sooner we start over, the

sooner the recovery.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:49 | 2155514 A Lunatic
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I'll help, I have a lot of experience with putting things out of their misery.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:51 | 2155520 CEOoftheSOFA
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Maybe Turkey will throw them some dough.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:58 | 2155546 Bunga Bunga
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Cyprus is for sale?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:04 | 2155587 Rentenmark
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It would be nice if we would get a few islands for eating their poop-burger.  Hotel discount to their beaches?  Maybe a bunch of olive oil?  Something!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:27 | 2155683 X86BSD
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Maybe divide the ocean front acerage up amongst the US tax payers? Everyone gets a slice of beach. Naww there isn't enough land area.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:42 | 2155928 israhole
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You're a retard if you think the taxPAYER ever gets anything in return for all they contribute.  Most voters are not taxpayers, at least in the United States of Israel.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 01:24 | 2156500 Jumbotron
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Cyprus is for sale?

 

Oops.....

Looks like Marco Baghdatis just heard you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=g7kS68T6ptA

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:51 | 2155521 fonzannoon
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I never ever watch "fast money".  I just flipped by it before and watched 5 minutes of it. Maybe it's me but every one of those idiots looked constipated. They looked like they know which way this thing is going to go and just knew they could not say it. Or maybe I am wrong. who knows.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:45 | 2155938 israhole
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Five minutes is far too long, nobody watches TV anymore.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 03:57 | 2156687 Bringin It
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nobody watches TV anymore.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:52 | 2155522 i_fly_me
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I swear, this is the best drinking game ever.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:55 | 2155536 spinone
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whenever some entity wants taxpayer money for worthless securities, drink

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:52 | 2155525 AC_Doctor
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Maybe the Brown Clown will take 300 billion out of his anus and fund the IMF via the US taxpayers or just have Binky Benny print off some more ones and zeros like they did to bail out all the big banks in 2008.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:52 | 2155526 G-R-U-N-T
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Hmm....Getting closer to families being unable to feed themselves. I recommend the "Gobbler guillotine"!

 

http://www.youtube.com/verify_age?next_url=/watch%3Fv%3DrkMabADoA1s

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:53 | 2155529 non_anon
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as in all gov. boondoggles, they sucker the taxpayers by saying, we've spent this much already, let's go all the way!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:54 | 2155533 taniquetil
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Pardon my ignorance here, but isn't the US taxpayer already the largest IMF contributor?

 

 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:58 | 2155547 Black Forest
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Be very careful what you ask. The list will be extended soon.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/believe-return-gold-standard-you-are-now-o...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:56 | 2155538 Implicit simplicit
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I heard the US is considering trading California for Greece, Portugal and Ireland; New Jersey would be traded even for Siciili.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:58 | 2155550 Conman
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The Knicks are picking up Greece off waivers becuase they are mad good turning longshots into stars.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:33 | 2155709 Implicit simplicit
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If that doesn't work out, they need a off shore central fab for millions of "House of pizza" places across the US. Ba Ba Boom

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:29 | 2155692 Money 4 Nothing
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I think that trade was already done? Been to Ft. Lee lately?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:42 | 2155747 Implicit simplicit
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I haven't, but if I do I'll be sure to get some calamari from the sounds of it.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:56 | 2155540 riphowardkatz
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The Taxes the Taxes here come the Taxes

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-13/obama-s-budget-plan-proposes-doubling-dividend-tax-in-focus-on-the-wealthy.html 

As a result, some taxpayers would pay 43.4 percent in federal taxes on their dividends next year, almost triple what they now pay. 

Read... Boomers BUY Apple/Facebook/Linkedin/Groupon or be damned.

Small business owners(s-corps) eat it you do nothing for this economy. The money you used to put aside for a rainy day, for bonuses, for more hiring can be much better used by  BIG BAD UNCLE SAM.  

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:36 | 2155911 trav7777
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I guess spending less is not an option, eh?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:56 | 2155541 The Alarmist
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May as well just have MBIA wrap it.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:58 | 2155545 Handyman
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Why not? Obama's budget is only $1.33T over. I'm sure the GOP will go for it.

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

 

"If the women don"t find you handsome...let em find you handy"

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 00:36 | 2156436 ceilidh_trail
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Duct tape can fix anything...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 18:59 | 2155555 falun bong
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Goldman Sachs, er I mean the Greek "Prime Minister", signed a deal that cuts the minimum wage by 22%. Yeah that's the way to stimulate growth in your country and get yourself out of debt. This is so freakin' Red Pill/Blue Pill through the looking glass it's not even funny. Meanwhile we get a stock melt-up on vapor volume. Gold about to get smacked down hard; interest rates to rise. Man the lifeboats.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:37 | 2155915 trav7777
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err...the currencies of bankrupt states do not normally become more worthful

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 21:40 | 2156104 Diet Coke and F...
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Wouldn't cutting the min wage raise employment? Better to make something than nothing an hour...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:02 | 2156273 oldman
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Slave talk, Diet.

But, I'll pay you $4 an hour to pull weeds    

Let me know what you think          

Shit! You already said it, right?                      om

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 05:39 | 2156741 ffart
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A slave is someone who expects other people to care for him

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 14:14 | 2158150 Diet Coke and F...
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He he he... What kind of weeds?

Seriously though, Keynesian microeconomics 101 states that minimum wage creates unemployment. I didn't say the outcome was fair, I just said that removing min wage would raise employment

Oldman, in all seriousness, my life is so shitty right now, I would take your job offer and be grateful for it.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:00 | 2155558 Joebloinvestor
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Someone take away Ben's supply of ink and paper!

 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:01 | 2155561 Poor Grogman
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Maybe Iceland could help out?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:01 | 2155562 Squid Vicious
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isn't that the guy who wrote The Exorcist?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:07 | 2155614 MarketWatchTerrorist
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Guess that whole "globalism" thing ain't working out as well as the American political elite was told it would by the American oligarchy.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:28 | 2155688 alien-IQ
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sure it is. people are getting fucked, corporations are doing great. living standards dropping, corporate profits rising. mission accomplished.

it's going precisely according to plan.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:18 | 2155862 MarketWatchTerrorist
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I guess I'm not cynical enough to believe that the American political establishment believed that globalism would result in reduced tax revenue, and the destruction of the American economy.  A call for a "minimum global corporate tax" (which is what this is, if you actually read the articles) is an obvious move against globalism and the "race to the bottom."

 

I guess, despite evidence to the contrary, I want to believe that our political leaders are not evil, just stupid and greedy.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 04:15 | 2156708 Bringin It
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How do you get away with the term "terrorist" as part of your handle? 

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 04:34 | 2156717 MarketWatchTerrorist
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20% balls

50% TOR

10% plausible deniability

1% what's left of the first amendment (lol, not much)

19% not giving a fuck

 

I wouldn't recommend you try it.

 

And with that, this account is burned.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 19:57 | 2159812 boiltherich
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Get with the program MWT, those numbers only add up to 100% so you need to do as Uncle Benny and the BLS showed you, another 40% for your links to Hamas.  :)

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:31 | 2155901 in4mayshun
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The only thing that isn't going according to plan is that the "useless eaters" are not dying off fast enough. I'm sure a solution to rectify this problem is forthcoming..

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 23:12 | 2156296 oldman
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Hey, bo!

How do you define 'useless eaters'? The kids on the bottom who will never be employed, or us old fucks that have already worked our asses off for forty years and paid for your roads, schools, and the rest?

Some of the useless eaters will butcher you, cook you, and eat you----think about it, please.         om

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 19:46 | 2159782 supermaxedout
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"useless eaters" is a typical hard core nazi term. That says it all.   In Nazi Germany it clearly meant: persons with mental defects which are unfit to work. These persons were the first victims of Hitlers systematic killing programs. Inmates in psychiatric clinics and institutions were transported secretly to "killing hospitals" while the relatives of such persons just received a letter informing them that their sick family member died suddenly due to a natural reason. Several hundred thousand Germans with uncurable mental defects were killed in such a way. This happened while Germany was not yet in war, during peace time. Long before the first deportation camp or  death camp for the jewish population of Europe was build.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:05 | 2155591 MarketWatchTerrorist
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Translation: The European People have not been sufficiently broken to let us do whatever we please with them and their children.  But we all know the American sheeple are completely domesticated, pacified, and will not rebel in the face of a measly few hundred billion $ MORE bailouts for European (banks).

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:06 | 2155601 Benjamin Simon
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What the HELL is wrong with you people?  Dont you remember how Greece helped out during desert storm and the coalition of the willing?  Oh yeah... wait a minute... nevermind. Fuck off Greece.  And thanks for all your help.

 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:11 | 2155629 MarketWatchTerrorist
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I'll vote to throw them a few hundred million just based on my love of Greek food.  Oh?  We won't get to vote on this?  Oh right, this is America.

 

I guess the ball is in the court of our political leaders now.  Oh?  They take orders from the Federal Reserve and other private banking insitutions?  Oh right, this is America.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 08:04 | 2156816 Peter Pan
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If ignorance is bliss then you my dear friend have achieved Nirvana. Read up and learn how Greece stood up to the Nazi invasion while America was making money out of selling arms to England. Where do you think Lend Lease started. Or perhaps might you might want to read about how IBM and other US corporations were keen supporters of Hitler. If it wasn't for Greece you wouldn't be posting to this site. Your founding fathers may be dead but unless you hold on to their principles you won't even have food stamps within a few years.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:16 | 2155621 Things that go bump
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What is the matter with you all?  Shame on you! Remember, for only 60c a day, less than a cup of coffee, you can help a 50-year-old Greek retire on his state pension. Give generously. Your donation will be pooled with other donations to provide whole villages with monthly stipends, freeing all from the indignity of work. And you never have to worry about us. We never skim more than 60 to 70%, 90% at the most. 

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 20:54 | 2155967 Atomizer
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Your comment reminded me of this….

Richard Jeni- Starving Kids

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 08:11 | 2156826 Peter Pan
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You think you are funny but in reality you are quite sad. Yes it is true that Greek polticians are responsible for the mess, but have you ever given thought to what would happen if the USA could no longer print and could no longer claim reserve currency status? Greece cannot print unless it leaves the Euro.

If European creditors want their money back they should go and get it from the Germans for what they owe in war damages to Greece.

Tue, 02/14/2012 - 14:43 | 2158303 Things that go bump
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Please forgive me if I offended you.  That was, indeed, a joke, and I can see that you found it in poor taste, for which again I apologize. You can take comfort in the knowledge that the dollar reserve currency status is tottering and will likely be replaced by SDRs or something similar and you can soon make similar jokes at our expense. I am certainly sorry for the mess you find yourselves in, but, like the Germans, I am unwilling to pay for it, choosing instead (selfishly, I am sure) to try to hold onto some crumbs of my own standard of living. Exiting the Euro and printing your own currency is probably your best option and the sooner the better. The promises your government made to you cannot be kept and so will not be kept.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:24 | 2155672 alien-IQ
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that request should go over like a led zeppelin.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:26 | 2155680 Money 4 Nothing
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Can't .... find.... Passport!

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:26 | 2155681 youngman
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Obama just announces his great Budget..and in less than 4 hours...its up in smoke.....thanks to Moodys....now we HAVE to bailout Europe...

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:29 | 2155694 Catullus
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"implementing decisions" means the fucktards you're talking to are Greek politicians who have no power other than what the people give them.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 22:32 | 2156220 Whoa Dammit
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ALL politicans have no power other than what the people give to them. Remember this in the days to come Grasshopper. ;-).

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