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Friday Fun With Financial Fatalism

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It seemed appropriate, given Europe is hitting the wall again in its vicious cycle of self-financed self-hypnotizing recovery-less recovery, to present the 'World Collapse Explained In 3 Minutes' that so mockingly relates the real state of absurdity we face in today's financial markets.

 

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Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:22 | 2342529 bank guy in Brussels
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Amazing it still seems up-to-date ... Australian comedians Clarke and Dawe, superb

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:28 | 2342545 Chief KnocAHoma
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Conservatives lead the series 3-2, Biel just made it interesting.

http://annoyanidiot.blogspot.com/

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:52 | 2342595 Pladizow
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:08 | 2342759 Zero Govt
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Here's another truly brilliant comedy Vid

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LO2eh6f5Go0

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:00 | 2342831 AldousHuxley
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The money is borrowed from future....that's where they get the money.

 

Europeans have colonial imperialistic life styles (not much work, cultural arrogance, live in relative luxury), but decreasing colonial powers mean they are just using their children's credit card.

 

US at least uses their credit cards to buy guns and rob others.

 

Meanwhile slave owners in India, China, Brazil, and thugs in Russia thank capitalism for giving them legitimacy of their ill-gotten gains...or it is that American and European elites did not have legitamacy either?

 

"Capitalist": hey you can't tax me or take my money because I took $1 M business and grew it to make it $100M

Labor: Where did you get the startup capital?

American elite: my father or grandfather's trust fund and then I hired others to actually run it.

Russian Elite: I sort of just took over the government business as the prime protector when USSR fell.

Chinese Elite: Communist government gave me the post through politicial connections.

 

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:17 | 2342866 Hook Line and S...
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The money is not borrowed from the future, it's usurped from the value of the purchasing power in your pocket, now, and in the near future.

Hook Line and Sphincter  ( ! )J

 

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 02:38 | 2343569 12ToothAssassin
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But Christine Lagarde says the IMF needs LESS money now...

 

http://rt.com/business/news/imf-lagarde-money-crisis-980/

 

 

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:30 | 2342887 Seer
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"my father or grandfather's trust fund and then I hired others to actually run it."

Yeah, and where did THAT come from?

You take shots at Europe for their OLD money, but fail to delve back into US's past as well.

For those who are short on history lessons, it went like this:

-> <STRIKE "America" was FREE for the brave souls that struggled to come there... STRIKE>  Resources were plundered on the American continent as the COLONIZERS (generally wealthier WHITE people) slaughtered indigenous natives

-> Plundered goods were SOLD to Europe in exchange for wealth that the Europeans stole elsewhere (MONEY LAUNDERING)

-> US government further steals land from natives and GIVES it to rich industrialists

-> Rich industrialists (and rich southern "gentlemen") amass LOTS of wealth and power, which enables them to set forth generational control over the US (1%-ers; same as it ever was, same as it ever was)

-> After a 150-year head-start, garnering lots of wealth from slave labor and theft of resources from underneath natives, the US govt announces that "blacks" are now "equal" (except no power, no money/wealth)

-> US backs global economy (military bought and paid for by the common laborers) so that its 1%-ers can continue to rule

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 19:17 | 2342974 knightowl77
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Oh yea....and what tribe in Europe was there at the beginning of time....

Romans conquering Gauls and Saxons...Vikings conquering Saxons and Franks...Normans displacing Saxons....

 

All of Europe (and the rest of the world) was 1 tribe or group invading the land held by someone else, killing them and exploiting the resources....

You sound like the colonists in America were worse than what went on all over the world and is still going on.....

Get a grip -"""the US govt announces that "blacks" are now "equal" (except no power, no money/wealth)""" what about Barry Obama as prez of the so-called imperialists????

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 20:04 | 2343026 Seer
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Sorry, dick-head, for POINTING out the FACTS of history: notice that you were UNABLE to dispute them.

And fuck off about Obama shit.   I don't give a flying fuck about him.  Again, you illiterate piece of shit- give ME 150 years head-start and I'll OWN you for eternity.  It's about pious fucks like you who don't believe their shit stinks.

Loser!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 20:33 | 2343062 thewhitelion
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Dude--chill.

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Sat, 04/14/2012 - 00:15 | 2343270 Likstane
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Except for the 3rd paragraph where you state "a.adslot-overlay;hover .slotname {border-bottom: spxsolid rgba", I agree wholeheartedly.  My concern is that more people will overlook this commentary only to recall it later, when it's too late!

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 01:40 | 2343336 theTribster
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I agree!

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 11:08 | 2345286 jwoop66
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Present some facts first, and then they can be disputed.   What you write is pure nonsense.  Zinn much?

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 07:17 | 2346288 tjp
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This was hysterical. Thank you for recommending!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:53 | 2342617 LowProfile
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Fucking impostor!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:18 | 2342663 slewie the pi-rat
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have you noticed that clonie seems to keep bankster hours?

either that or maybe she punched in on swing from spQQk-ville.  again

with the tran'script', yet   L0L!

let's all have a drink w/ clonie & tyler b/c he brought us 2 risk0ff days in one week, plus,  it brings so many changes...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:48 | 2342923 derek_vineyard
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slewie

dont drop the soap near your clone  (out of habit he will spread his wide)

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 22:40 | 2343184 slewie the pi-rat
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the last one was a he; this one is a she;  strapped, of course

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:08 | 2342758 EvlTheCat
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Imitation of slewie is the highest form of inflammatory!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:19 | 2342869 Likstane
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Isn't this the fake slewie? 

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 11:09 | 2345291 jwoop66
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Damn, Slewie, you're really into it!!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:41 | 2342591 Carl Spackler
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No, Who is not the first baseman.  Who owes all the money.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:09 | 2342845 Harbanger
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Question is Who pays Mr. Hu?  You pay now!

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 02:10 | 2343393 Apostate2
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Mr Hu's an air warden now

"He goes round every night to make the black-out sure ?So if you've got a chink in your window, you'll have another one at your door."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP4VzIlBpX8H


Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:21 | 2342531 Sudden Debt
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A little bit of debt will solve all of this, you'll see!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:23 | 2342532 Jlmadyson
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As funny as this video is it is so right. Fact is it has only gotten much worse.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:23 | 2342533 Sudden Debt
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2.45

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:28 | 2342546 moskov
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The reality is pathetic

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:29 | 2342550 Shleprock
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Brilliant.  It all makes sense now!!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:30 | 2342554 navy62802
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I think this is finally the European collapse we have been waiting for. Not good, but inevitable. Next week is going to be quite interesting.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:40 | 2342585 schatzi
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Too early. I'm shitting bricks though. I'm smack bang in the middle of it. Next week will indeed be interesting. What can the ECB come up with? Eurobonds? Doubt it. That'l have the Germans rioting on the streets and politicians running off to the constitutional court.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:57 | 2342626 CrashisOptimistic
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There will be a parade of EU officials and ECB officials sprinting for microphones to announce a brand new program where they lend money to banks who are not credit worthy, and the banks are expected to in turn make loans (buy bonds) of countries in Europe who are not credit worthy.

This will cause a temporary jump in the markets.

Which will all end when it becomes clear those banks took the ECB pseudo LTRO money and used it to buy US Treasuries.

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 01:52 | 2343343 theTribster
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Yep, that's right. Its amazing how, once again, the Germans will be the lynch pin to the future of Europe, albeit in the context of the EU and debt but nonetheless. I think this might be the week for things to explode, if not this week we are certainly close. I opened some short positions on Euro bonds and a couple Spainish banks. I don't think it will take more than Spain to force Germany into this position, Italy is just icing on the cake. The Merkozy team is done in a couple months once Hollande takes over. We'll get to see the nonsensical commitments from Italy, Greece and others to "bail out" Spain - too funny! This type of event (recognized Spainish crash) should provide enough contagion to bring down Japan as well. After that, I think we can guess what's coming.

I was thinking earlier today that we might be closer to the end than I thought, things could go completely crazy next week. Amazing times we are living in, huh?

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:52 | 2342608 V in PA
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I'll believe the European economy is on the brink of collapse when the distraction of bombing Iran starts, and not one second sooner.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:53 | 2342616 navy62802
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touche

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:33 | 2342900 Seer
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Reichstag fire II (or similar "terrorist" activities)

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 02:22 | 2343454 malek
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No. III maybe, we already had II in 2001...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:28 | 2342785 valley chick
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You mean no more drama?  No more plans of plans and then more summits? 

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:36 | 2342567 suckerfishzilla
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The least dirty shirt in the laundry is Silver...beetchez.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:36 | 2342568 Frank N. Beans
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Correct!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:44 | 2342582 Mercury
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Abbott and Costello couldn't have put it better.

Although, this ain't no baseball game...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 19:02 | 2342952 Seer
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"Although, this ain't no baseball game..."

Seems arguable given that there seems to be more than a fair share of FOULS and STRIKES...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:43 | 2342583 Dre4dwolf
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I have the solution.

The world creates a new country in the middle of the ocrean, we elect Obama as president.

Obama hires Ben Bernanke as Central Banker of "atlantis" and Atlantis prints 100,000,000,000,000,000,0000,000,000,000 Atlantian Dollars, which they then use to bail out every nation simultaniously.

Atlantis is then sunk, and since the creditor is now a dead entity, there is no obligation to pay back the funds.

 

Its really quite a brilliant solution ;)

 

Your welcome.

 

 

PS: O wait, they already did that.... its called the world bank / Imf.... a buidling in the middle of the ocean with zero money, no printing presses and no natural resources of any kind, but somehow a few dozen people on a floating imaginary island have the ability to bail out whatever country they want!

Sure the money is fake, and that the act of them lending the funny money is not an equitable exchange (debt enslavement to an entity that doesnt have any money to lend you in the first place)..... but hey...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:48 | 2342597 tiwimon
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It is indeed brilliant, but what about all those Atlantian Bondholders? And we must not forget to tax those faux Atlantian citizens, (gotta bleed them, imaginary or not) and what of the TBTF banks, I mean, you really think the Bank of StarGate Atlantis, which is TBTF, will not take down others? And what of the 1 Quadrillion in CDS that was instantly materialized by GS and the rest before Atlantis even rose to be??

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 20:05 | 2343027 Dre4dwolf
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we can have fictional bond holders, you know like another too big to fail bank, it can be owned and operated by the atlantian government.... this way the losses are socialized amongst the fictional tax payers. . . . kinda how the losses are socialized in america... and put onto fictional social security numbered persons, for example in America, each tax payer has an SSN , the "tax payer" is not a real person, its just a legal fiction, thats why your name is always in All-CAPS because its not really you.... its the dead entity/fictional you... you are operating a puppet.... and that puppet is your name in all CAPS.... look on your bank statements/cc bills/licesnes... etc... ALL CAPS its fake.

No one losses a thing.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:47 | 2342600 1100-TACTICAL-12
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Might just work ....

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:03 | 2342834 Shit Floats to ...
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I believe  there's a country just as you've discribed ripe for the picking.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principality_of_Sealand

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 20:09 | 2343033 Seer
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A LONG time ago I hypothesized that the Fed was actually the entity that you're describing.  The Fed will be like the Black Hole that swallows up everything (bad "assets") and then implodes.  US can then say -Fed? huh? it's NOT the US govt, WE'RE (US govt) not responsible!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:43 | 2342592 monopoly
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Yup, watched this a while back, still right on. Just the amounts are a little low, otherwise, perfect. :)

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:46 | 2342596 Pdmv007
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The information on Italy is NOT correct: the Republic of Italy does owe EUR1.9 trillion ie USD2.5 trillion and NOT just One Trillion as mentioned in the video....of course nobody mentions official data from Banca d'Italia - member of the ECB - that for 2010 quotes EUR8.5 trillion of Private Wealth in Italy - over 4 times the Public Debt....which is the reason why Italy will NOT need any bailout.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:17 | 2342675 FeralSerf
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There used to be a lot of private wealth in Greece too.  It left, just as the Italian and Spanish wealth is leaving now.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:06 | 2342754 Calmyourself
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Extrapolate for us how this "private" wealth will be extricated from its rightful owners.  Iron maiden, bamboo splinters or just good old 110v to the sack?  Inquiring minds want to know what the screams from Italia are all about...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:31 | 2342787 FeralSerf
Sat, 04/14/2012 - 02:02 | 2343352 Apostate2
Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:49 | 2342604 gjp
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But everything is a ok in the mighty us of a. Just keep buying sbux, hd, and aapl. Because $5 coffee, granite countertops and electronic toys for grown ups are god given rights in America. And all you have to do to pay for it is print

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:51 | 2342607 aleph0
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Love those guys' sense of humour  ...brilliant

 

Iceland Forgives Mortgage Debt for the Population

 http://www.infowars.com/iceland-forgives-mortgage-debt-for-the-populatio...

( Video with subtitles )

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:50 | 2342906 Griffin
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The banks are not forgiving anything and the govt are fully supporting the banks.

The reason why those mortage loans are being written off is that in the crash 2008 the ISK more than halfed against other currencys, leaving those who had mortages in foreign currency in deep trouble.

The banks attacked those people fiercly, all groups, car loans, house mortages, small and middle size businesses.

It was a feast for the vultures and hienas, fully supported by both previous and current govt.

Then someone who had a car loan in foreign currency decided to sue the bank, his argument was that his foreign currency loan was actually in Krona, as it was paid out in Krona, and according to law its not legal to index a loan to any foreign currency.

He won the case and set precedence for the rest of loans of this sort, forcing the banks to cough up 70,5 bn ISK so far and another 94,5 bn are due.

Some news about this in Icelandic http://mbl.is/vidskipti/frettir/2012/04/13/ahrif_domsins_eru_165_milljardar/

The banks did try to change this law before they started lending in "foreign currency" but failed, they decided to go ahead regardless, and it worked like a charm until this one guy stood up to them.

I believe the reason for this business twist was to rid the banks of currency risk because of their own massive loans in foreign currency, they could transfer this risk to the people this way and when the whole thing would go tits up they could rip off those same people, making a handsome profit.

 

 

 

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:51 | 2342611 candyman
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Fri, 04/13/2012 - 15:55 | 2342620 KandiRaverHipster
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lol since the war!  so european

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 02:16 | 2343423 malek
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but these two guys are Australians

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:03 | 2342642 tahoebumsmith
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The Austerity that was inacted to get the EU bailouts approved is going to be the Demise of the plan. People making less money and having a grimmer future only means less spending and lower GDP. Essentially the money used to prop up the EU PONZI will simply evaporate just to cover the loss in these Countries revenues. Kyle Bass pointed this out 6 months ago and nobody seems to get it. It's not going to work, it will pay the minimum balance on the credit card only, yet the balance of the debt is going to increase... In other words no matter how much they steal from their people, these countries are simply toast!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:41 | 2342714 NotApplicable
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Oh they get it. In private off-shore bank accounts in exchange for keeping their mouth shut.

Honestly, it doesn't take a genius to see the impossibility of solving a debt problem by increasing it. But it does take a criminal to not see it.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:05 | 2342648 Griffin
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This one is a classic, Bird and Fortune about subprime lending.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzJmTCYmo9g

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:06 | 2342651 Miss Expectations
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Here's a very good article found on Jesse's Cafe Americain

For Capitalism to Survive, Crime Must Not Pay

http://www.nextnewdeal.net/capitalism-survive-crime-must-not-pay

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:52 | 2342816 Harbanger
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I thought Obama was the next new deal.  I noticed some of the sites contributors are on the advisory board of Soro's institute of New economic thinking.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:08 | 2342656 rosiescenario
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"....and why is the U.S. dollar stronger? Well, that's because the Europeans buying it do not fully understand how fucked up we also happen to be."

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:09 | 2342659 crzyhun
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Still funny after all these years. Been around the world with it...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:10 | 2342660 murdomcsponge
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Its still the best comment ever on the Urine and the EU. Superb!!

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:22 | 2342682 besnook
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i never will tire of watching this. they are the only ones to succinctly explain the euro problem since the beginning including the conclusion that there is no way out......except to print trillions of fiat to make everyone feel better for the time being until they can't make everyone feel better any longer.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:40 | 2342711 Freegold
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We have a dollar-international-monetary-system and the internal problems of Europe is only a sympthon of this system. Externally Europe is fine. Our destiantion is Freegold and it solves both the Trifffin dilema and the European mess. When gold is set free it´s flow will correct these internal problems. In a decifit zone gold will exit and in a surplus zone it will be accumalated. This will be both the spur and brake that is needed.

This will perhaps be brought forwad by political choice but will eventually happen by natural evolution. Gold, go get you some :)

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 16:46 | 2342726 NotApplicable
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As long as Freegold depends upon any flavor of fiat as "spending money" while gold is "saving money" all you can do is to slow down the rate of inflation (the ole "Euro can't hyperinflate because it's marked to gold" argument).

In other words, it's just a slower system of theft.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:05 | 2342752 carbonmutant
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Wasn't the Euro supposed to replace the $Dollar?

How's that coming?

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:48 | 2342761 Griffin
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The problem with the euro is that it is in fact the Deutsche Mark .

A solution to the problem europe is having could be to kick Germany out of the euro, as all the euro countries except Germany are PIIGS, all those countries are bankrupt or i serious trouble, France is a pig with lipstic.

If Germany would be kicked out, the euro would fall in value to a level that would suit better for struggling economies.

To me Germany is the axis the whole thing revolves around.

Its like watching a brand new BMW ports car pulling into a gas station, 12 cyleders firing on supreme DM, then someone ties a old raggy looking Celtic tiger to the rear bumper, a sleepy donky, a pig with lipstic and a few other animals.

When the BMW takes off into the Autobahn the animals run as fast as they can, for a little while but we can all guess how this ends.

The question is how long can Germany drag the corpses until the BMW runs out of gas.

 

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 21:15 | 2343117 Seer
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Germany and Japan... both prototypes constructed by the US puppet-masters (post WII).

And what is the common failure with Germany, Japan AND the US?  They've ALL reached the pinnacle of unsustainability.  That others aren't as "fast," well, perhaps one day that will look a bit less of a problem then you might think...

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 17:40 | 2342800 Federal Reserf
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Here is some more Friday humor. 

Muppets are NYC's new family-friendly ambassadors Kermit, Miss Piggy and co. will help promote NYC's family-friendly destinations

 

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/muppets-nycs-family-friendly-ambassadors-1...

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 00:05 | 2343251 Fedwatcher
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Yes, and M. Bloomberg completely fails to see the irony in this.

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 18:10 | 2342850 jeffgroove102
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aussie monty python, friggin awesome!

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 00:03 | 2343249 Fedwatcher
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Bloody Outstanding isn't it.

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 00:03 | 2343250 Fedwatcher
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Bloody Outstanding isn't it.

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 02:19 | 2343435 malek
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Still the funniest video on the financial crisis, although it's now almost 2 years old!

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 03:55 | 2344078 loftgroovv
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Why not just write off all the debt owed to China?

 

Just say...we're not paying you. Seeya! What are they going to do?

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 05:56 | 2345017 Whalley World
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This may be late in the evening but has anyone considered tracking Blythe Master's investmest access. For hackers, probably hard to find the physical silver she has warehoused, but if she has any virtual, techies, help a brother out and share the data

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 06:11 | 2345080 supafuckinmingster
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That's an old one at this stage...........

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 13:54 | 2345438 resurger
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lol

Sat, 04/14/2012 - 15:03 | 2345489 Sokhmate
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This clip should be made into a movie, then called "Fin Fatale"

Sun, 04/15/2012 - 09:36 | 2346397 Grand Supercycle
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The Big Picture Wile E. Coyote Equity Top.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-24/market-analysis

Prepare for a substantial USD rally.

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