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Finland Throw A Wrench In Europe's Rumormill

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Because if left unchecked Europe will likely talk the algos trading the market with flashing read headlines to 36,000, here comes Findland to put some things in order


Yes, the same Finland who ten days ago made it perfectly clear that the EFSF is also subordinating, when they demanded collateral from Spanish banks courtesy of negative pledge language.

Finland will demand collateral for its share of emergency loans to shore up the Spanish banking system should the money come from the euro-region’s temporary bailout fund, Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen said.


It remains undecided whether the bailout will be granted via the temporary facility, in which case Finland will require collateral,” Urpilainen told reporters in Kokkola, Finland, yesterday. The other alternative is to grant the loan through the European Stability Mechanism, the “permanent crisis mechanism, which will provide better security for taxpayers” and won’t result in demands for extra guarantees, Urpilainen said.

Still dreaming the Spanish bailout will be pari passu to bonds and not subordinate anyone? Then wait until Germany pulls the negative pledge card next and the whole European house of cards tumbles (just as Germany wants), and comes begging to Merkel for any bailout on any terms, all the while pushing EURUSD to parity, generating record profits for all German exporters. Just as Germany planned all along.

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Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:02 | 2543419 TrainWreck1
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So Europe and the Euro are Finnished?


Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:03 | 2543424 Divided States ...
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Maybe Europe is FINNISHED this time around for good???

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:29 | 2543553 El Oregonian
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Maybe, but all I know is that they're getting a good Euro-nating on.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:24 | 2543465 disabledvet
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Obviously no the EU isn't "Finnished." it may well have to proceed without them however. Given that Sweden and Norway still have their own (perfectly sound) money this should not come as a surprise.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 12:23 | 2543787 financial apoca...
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Tyler: problem is if consumer demand falters around the world or if shit just gets too expensive, Germany would earn nada from achieving parity

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:34 | 2543586 Silver Bug
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Time for the EURO monster to go.



Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:11 | 2543420 DaveyJones
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interesting interview with Assange and Equadorian President

currently seeking asylum at the embassy


Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:26 | 2543540 disabledvet
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Very interesting. "First of a wave" I think as nations throughout the world begin accepting the (very rich) victims of "main stream media" (sure ain't Main Street media that's for sure.) the other interesting one will be New Zealand.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:02 | 2543423 bdc63
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the writing is on the wall folks ... they aren't even trying to hide it anymore. 

the EURO and it's make-believe union are DEAD AS A DOORNAIL

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:31 | 2543503 Cognitive Dissonance
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So....is this a natural collapse or a controlled demolition?

See World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7 on 9/11 for examples of controlled demolition.

WTC 1 and 2 were not "traditional" controlled demolitions (they were demos none-the-less)......but WTC 7 was a classic demo.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:06 | 2543432 falak pema
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Here is the most awesome and outrageous banksta blackmail threat issued to the US government :

ROBERT REICH: Jamie Dimon Has Exposed A Huge Global Loophole - Business Insider

For those who have been bailed out in 2008 who have continued to spread the disease world-wide now to threaten this has to be the sign that this crony game is a time bomb ticking! And its coming from the horse's mouth.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:05 | 2543435 Conman
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Ich bin ein Berliner.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:50 | 2543668 twh99
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That literally means: "I am a donut."

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:05 | 2543438 LawsofPhysics
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Possession is the fucking law.  In this case, possession of real fucking collateral or tangible assets.  Paper and paper promises dying faster in the absence of any real consequences for bad behavior, awesome.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:07 | 2543440 Satan
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" we will accept the souls of your unborn children as collateral ".

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:07 | 2543441 the not so migh...
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Finland bring this fucker down.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:33 | 2543552 dwdollar
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Still think a country like Finland is the first to leave the Euro. They're paying out, yet they don't receive the political dominance of the largest creditor Germany. The cost of leaving the Euro is very low for Finland (compared to most others).

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:08 | 2543447 The Count
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The Finns are the only one with some guts in this mascarade but in the end the will play ball. There are forces working in the shadows that will not be messed with.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:08 | 2543451 Man Who Was Thursday
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"Just as Germany planned all along" - do I sense irony in here? Genuine question

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:18 | 2543507 aleph0
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ZH assumes the German "politicians" know what they're doing IMO. I do not.

In the last bailout for Greece, most of them didn't even know how much the bailout was ... but nearly all signed it off.

No , I think this is part of the planned Currency War between US/EU ... only the EU hasn't woken up yet.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:55 | 2543688 Carl Spackler
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I would argue that German politicians are just as moronic as American politicians because the same sheeple are the underlying voters.

Case in point: 

Der Spiegel recently ran an article about how Germans are not loving Obama as POTUS as much as they used to love him. 

Conclusion, any voting populace who still loves an Obama (even if not as much) is guilty of electing other incompetent and corrupt candidates incapable of dealing with the predominant issues of our time.

And hey, I used to live in Bonn, and so I saw these clowns -live- in action.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 12:09 | 2543459 Dr. Engali
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But it's all okay beause we have big daddy warbucks Ben who wil ride in on his printer and save the day.....maybe...after a market crash.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:11 | 2543466 DrDinkus
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Assuming this thing picks up steam after Bernack says no easing and SP and IT yields jump to unsustainable levels...where does SPX go from here? 1100? as the facade of the euro crumbles wonder how exposed our financials here are..

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:11 | 2543468 Alejandrito
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I think these words are  to their electorate.

The bond market is now beginning to discount the help:


Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:11 | 2543470 Arkaenun
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Looks like it is time to monkeyhammer Finland

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:12 | 2543474 mrktwtch2
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how many more months of this charade?? 12 to 16 maybe..so if we are lucky maybe by oct of 2013..they will call the best accountants of the world to geneva to figure out how to unwind the failed euro and decide what each countrys currencies are worth..

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:17 | 2543497 bdc63
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I can't imagine that we have that long.  I think somethings gotta happen in this calendar year.  My guess is September.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:20 | 2543518 LULZBank
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Please dont scare me. I just got my iPhone and setup my Facebook account, waiting for Microsoft's Surface.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:44 | 2543633 bdc63
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Karl Denninger ... looks like I'm in good company.  Thanks for the link.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 12:14 | 2543752 valley chick
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looks like you and Karl are two peas in a pod on your timeline.. ;-)

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:51 | 2543673 Bam_Man
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But then will the OctoMom's porno-flick still be released?

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:15 | 2543489 Rip van Wrinkle
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Finland will put the spoke into the 'bailout' mechanism.


Not an f'ing chance.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:16 | 2543493 Temporalist
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Looks like ZH is still the best news source ahead of the pack:

JPMorgan Poised to Make 157% on MF Global’s LME Shares


Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:16 | 2543495 Lebensphilosoph
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And the German-baiting begins.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:19 | 2543505 pagan
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Yep, this is a very intersting q. How will the other northern nations take it? Not so many, only Finland, Holland and Austria.

If Germany had any brains, they would use their reluctance and make an out.


But they lost ww2, so what obama says goes.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:20 | 2543515 valley chick
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they can extend and pretend and entertain the masses...but nothing is fixed.  Printing ...no printing....Greece mess...all entertainment.  Bring on the mother load...Italy...like to get to the last chapter with less drama. 

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:28 | 2543545 Broken Window
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This is total BS. Everyone knows, that Urpilainen and Katainen are euro fantatics, and don't hesitate a moment to sell finnish taxpayers for the bankers. United States of Europe is their main goal.

Wed, 06/20/2012 - 11:52 | 2543675 elwu
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"Just as Germany planned all along."

Jesus wept! You sound more and more like certain infantile Greeks with their retarted conbspiracy theories.

Germany is to blame for everything and forever, of course.

How comes that half of the world is per self definition by profession a helpless victim of the sinister German plots? 

Grow up!

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