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G-Pap Demands Referendum To Rescue Plan, Seems Set To Throw In The Towel

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It appears the Greek leader has had it, and is officially throwing in the towel, leaving his citizens to tell Europe to shove their perpetual bank rescue plan, via Bloomberg:


Naturally, with scenes like this one from last week, don't expect a glowing Greek endorsement of abdicating national sovereignty to the European superstate. In fact, expect the opposite. And with that, preparations for a Greek exit from the Euro and Eurozone begin in earnest. Needless to say, Deutschland is not too happy.


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Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:09 | 1829132 TraderMark
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meanwhile back in the United States of Corporations, Spiegel Online (Germany) looks at if America has Become an Oligarchy (yes!)

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:13 | 1829149 ratso
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Turns out that there are lies, damn lies, accounting lies and the worst of all - Greek lies.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:19 | 1829188 slaughterer
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G-Pap just got his ass "saved" and now he wants to put the decision up for referendum?  This is trully getting more absurd with every day.  If only Jonathan Swift were alive today. 

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:24 | 1829218 DoChenRollingBearing
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I have been running the popcorn machine pretty hard now for months.  Looks like I will have to buy a new one...

And this time, popcorn in bulk!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:39 | 1829277 Commander Cody
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Easy on the salt.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:39 | 1829279 JohnG
Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:55 | 1829344 FinHits
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I am pleased, I hope the Greeks vote the rescue package down and declare their exit from Eurozone. Then the whole Euro-prison can collapse and national currencies and national responsibilities can be re-established over the current leeching system.

It won't be fun for the Southern Europe, though, or to the banks and investors who have invested there. Better put your Euro investments in Northern European countries now.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:26 | 1829370 TruthInSunshine
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My Big Fat Greek/Italian/Spanish/Portugese/Irish/French haircuts.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 16:00 | 1829588 FinHits
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Or Eurodebts converted to devalued domestic currencies.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:24 | 1829221 Ahmeexnal
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Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:52 | 1829321 CompassionateFascist
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And in France:  Maginot Line re-activated, and crash re-forestation project in the Ardennes.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:53 | 1829336 peekcrackers
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OPA!  PAPANDREOU.. jack ass

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:55 | 1829347 He_Who Carried ...
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Who would want to run that shithole? The Germans? lol

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:10 | 1829241 Divided States ...
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Yeah G-spot probably got death threats and finally realizes that he better do what the people wants, not what the bankers want.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:23 | 1829436 disabledvet
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Which ones? The German or Greek ones?

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:20 | 1829422 Milestones
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I think I'd go with Rabelais; this is getting Gargantuan.     Milestones

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 19:45 | 1830113 Buck Johnson
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I think he found out how much he is giving up by taking their plan.  He wants the people to say F it and default pure and simple.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:54 | 1829340 He_Who Carried ...
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'You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink' !!

Good riddance, Greece.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:20 | 1829423 Au Shucks
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nice tits, but not so sure on the comment

your analogy fails me... leading a horse to water is to lead a horse to sustainability.  leading greece to accept another bailout is to lead greece to death.  how do the two compare? 

Will you say good riddance when Portugal, Ireland, Spain and Italy follow suit?  They will you know as there is no alternative short of total debt jubilee

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:26 | 1829445 He_Who Carried ...
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Absolutely, baghead. Let them go, if they wish to do so. Why would anybody throw more money after these...? It would lead to a painful decade but it will also be very cleansing.

I for one produce enough milk to stay afloat...!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:26 | 1829448 Joe Sixpack
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Much like Socrates, the horse was lead to drink hemlock. Turning and running may not have been a bad idea.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:29 | 1829455 He_Who Carried ...
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Yes, if they want to keep their various PONZIs running, they better do it in Olives, Ouzo and Drachma than playin' with hard money... I'd say gogogo, but I fear Merkozy will come up with some new accounting trick...

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 19:41 | 1830108 MS7
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G-Pap was born in the good ole USA (Minnesota). He was educated in the USA. His mother is American, not Greek. He seems to think in English, as it is often noted that he makes mistakes when speaking Greek. So I would say his lies, and I believe there have been plenty, are grade A American.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:17 | 1829173 Akrunner907
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Referendum vote held = austerity fails = Greece declares bankruptcy = All major banks collapse = economy goes down = local barter economy surfaces


YEAH!!!  Let's get it on!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:19 | 1829186 mckee
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Good thing I know how to make cheese.... stuff will be like gold!!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:23 | 1829216 Poule Mouillee
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Escpecially if it's got ELECTROLYTES!!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:34 | 1829261 astartes09
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Its got what Greeks crave

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:52 | 1829333 Stax Edwards
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HaHa Yes!


The years passed, mankind became stupider at a frightening rate. Some had high hopes the genetic engineering would correct this trend in evolution, but sadly the greatest minds and resources where focused on conquering hair loss and prolonging erections.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:17 | 1829413 edotabin
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My favorite movie! 

" Do sumthin smart!"

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:24 | 1829222 Biosci
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My girlfriend is pretty good at churning butter, but I have no useful skills.


(I might be overcaffeinated this morning)

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:29 | 1829237 Ahmeexnal
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Not a very hygienic GF. 

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:57 | 1829354 youngman
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Mine juices grapes pretty well...with her feet of course

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 17:52 | 1829847 Sunshine n Lollipops
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Good thing I know how to make cheese.... stuff will be like gold!!


Are you hiring? I can cut the stuff like a champ.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:32 | 1829253 DogSlime
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YEAH!!!  Let's get it on!


LIKE DONKEY KONG! glad I don't have kids.  An ugly world awaits them.

Brace for impact, perhaps - looks like this might FINALLY be it.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:57 | 1829353 Sequitur
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I second this. My chick wanted to have kids. I told her to look around at this grossly overpopulated shithole of a planet, and asked, "are you fucking crazy"?

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:02 | 1829365 Taterboy
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Planet"s not going to be overpopulated for long. Once people start viewing other people as a food source.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 16:02 | 1829595 Shitters_Full
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Soylent Greek!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:10 | 1829383 nonclaim
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She will be happy to overpopulate the world with somebody else... you determination is a non-sequitur.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 17:52 | 1829856 Dave Thomas
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Problem is, most smart, kind people think like this, leaving the world to be populated with tons of half wits and sociopaths.

Beat up your significant others uterus, and make the world a better place.


Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:56 | 1829351 plantigrade
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... = markets go up (?)

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:09 | 1829380 rosex229
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the markets seem to be assuming this is purely political rhetoric, but if it ends up being substantive its huge. he wouldn't leave this decision in the hands of the citizens who are sure to vote no unless he had a plan for negotiating a larger haircut. i then wonder how far they can go before this default... i mean haircut is no longer voluntary.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 19:44 | 1830111 MS7
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I think I will trust the markets on this one. He may just be buying time-- All the other parties in Parliament have been calling for early elections. A referendum, and a postponement of it, and further postponement of it, will give him plenty of time to sell what is left of Greece.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:10 | 1829384 HelluvaEngineer
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Bloomberg radio just said the DOW was up 150 pts.  <rolleyes />

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:10 | 1829133 GeneMarchbanks
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'It's not my fault' - GPap.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:19 | 1829184 Unprepared
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Better ... "Wasn't me" (a la Ali G)

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:22 | 1829209 Mike2756
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But i didn't do anything!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:13 | 1829391 Nascent_Variable
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I swear to God, Angie, if you tell me to suck your dick one more time, I'm quitting and taking the whole damn thing down with me.

- G'Pap

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:30 | 1829458 Joe Sixpack
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'It's not my fault' - GPap., 2011


'It's not my fault' - Obama., 2009

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:48 | 1829535 Canuckistan Al
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A real G-Pap smear campaign if I ever saw one.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:10 | 1829134 gojam
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Bout time !!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:11 | 1829138 Motorhead
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Ya mas!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:11 | 1829140 Forgiven
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Meanwhile the EFSF says, "As you can see, there is nothing up my sleeves."

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:14 | 1829396 gmrpeabody
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It's not polite to point.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:12 | 1829144 NotApplicable
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Exit from a union? Unpossible!

No wonder NATO is leaving Libya, they've got more heads to bust.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:50 | 1829315 CrashisOptimistic
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Protect civilians!!

No, not THOSE civilians.  THOSE over there!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:10 | 1829375 earleflorida
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NWO Police, butts,... they gots to do sometin  bout them's intimidating 'Blue Helmet's, when thems come to wall street

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 16:11 | 1829635 Abitdodgie
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See blue shoot to kill

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:13 | 1829146 Rynak
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Selective democracy:

You get direct democracy, if you will vote for what i want anyways. And you can get immediate elections, if you will vote for me anyways. In the absence of those two cases, STFU serf.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:15 | 1829148 MsCreant
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Ice-Iceland baby!

Or if you prefer: Under Pressure

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:13 | 1829150 SpaDe
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| / _ and the dominos start to fall?

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:28 | 1829236 El Oregonian
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Did someone say Domino's? / pop 2.81843 / exp 0
Van Morrison Domino lyrics

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:13 | 1829153 bernorange
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Bring on the pain (to the banking sector).  Greek people are gonna knock over the first domino.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:26 | 1829228 DoChenRollingBearing
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Nice website!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:13 | 1829155 Belarus
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100% haircut here we coooommmme! And next: Italy 50% that Greece is outta the way, they might as well go for their own hair trim. 

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:14 | 1829156 Stoploss
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I got a new one....

=======================================FUCK THE EUROZONE====================================================

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:34 | 1829260 DogSlime
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It's already fucked.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:14 | 1829160 Tsar Pointless
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And with that, preparations for a Greek German exit from the Euro and Eurozone begin in earnest.


Man, I never do that! I think it's the first time for me, in fact. A "strikethrough" virgin.

Was I good? LOL

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:14 | 1829161 Cdad
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Huh?  No coverage anywhere else.  Instead, we are treated to the BlowHorn [CNBC]analysis of Bob Pisani, which seems to begin and end at, "Italian bonds over 6% is not a magical thing."  But accounting fraud earnings pixie dust is?

Really Bob?  How about that rate on long dated US T about thirty days when the unconsititutional Super Committee fails to acheive...anything?

How the hell does Bob "hedge fund parrot" Pisani still have a job?  Is his primary qualification his lack of curiosity?  

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:43 | 1829289 Cone of Uncertainty
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Bob Pisani is one of those dudes that thinks he's still back in 1987 covering the crash.

He overplays his hand each and every fucking day and I'm tired of his nonsense.

Too many CNBC bitches and not enough slaps to go around.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 21:33 | 1830412 smiler03
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No coverage anywhere else?

The BBC headline story is..

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:14 | 1829163 tickhound
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The Greeks are figuring the shit out... 75% debt reduction proposal up next.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:16 | 1829165 lolmao500
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No way people accept the ``rescue plan``...

What they should do is a referendum on ``Do we stay in the Euro or not?``...

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:15 | 1829166 LMAO
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Today's the day for Greek appearances, it seems:

ISDA Says 50% Greek Bond Haircut "Appears" Voluntary

It appears the Greek leader has had it

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:40 | 1829282 PAPA ROACH
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He's pissed he cannot collect on his long CDS bets...

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:15 | 1829167 MarcusLCrassus
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Good.  He should have put it to a vote a year ago.  The Greeks will of course reject this package, and DOWN GOES FRASIER- whoops, I mean- DOWN GOES THE EURO. 

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:16 | 1829170 Ivanovich
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Just curious, but when he says "Greeks must choose" what he really means is "Greek Politicians (lackeys) must choose".  No?


How will this change from before?

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:18 | 1829177 lolmao500
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Greek PM says Greece is close to generating a primary surplus


Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:20 | 1829198 Cdad
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Not even the perma-cheerleading BlowHorn [CNBC] carried this my knowledge.

The death of all credibility, be it in markets, currencies, or integrity of a slow and painful thing...until it isn't...and comes then the plunging and screaming.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:18 | 1829179 High Plains Drifter
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the gpap family needs more time to smuggle all of the greek gold out of country, gold that it has stolen from the greek people. so gpap calls for a vote from the sheep.  yep, stalling for time............

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:27 | 1829235 DoChenRollingBearing
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Plenty of ships to hide the gold...

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:33 | 1829468 Joe Sixpack
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Massive spate of boating [shipping] accidents to occur as Greek ships barely float.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:18 | 1829181 FinalCollapse
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Greece will leave EZ, and maybe stay in EU. They will default on 100% of private GGB. This will bring their Debt/GDP to something like 80% which will be manageable, if they get their shit together. 

Paging that little Frenchman....


Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:25 | 1829225 High Plains Drifter
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80 percent debt /gdp ratio is manageable?  how can this be?  you are dreaming. no is over for greece justl like it over for us. we are greece, soon enough....

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:39 | 1829270 Rynak
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What will not be paid, won't be paid. Debt is just a promise. Of course, consequences from the lenders will follow. Which probably will mean, that while being free of most debt, you'll be isolated and on your own.

A lot of things are doable. Most of them are "politically impossible" in what nowadays is called politics.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:09 | 1829382 High Plains Drifter
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i think all of this stuff is happening now for a reason. it may be fixable but it won't be fixed. it really isn't about politics. imho. it is a time of the world in which we live in. certain individuals , in multi generational plans conceived long ago, have been working to achieve the goal, one world government. they are close now. so close they can taste it. they want it. they want it badly. it is our job to stop  them. 

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:14 | 1829393 Raynja
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being frozen out of debt markets is a huge part of the solution for over indebted people, corporations, or states. This forces the entity to live within its means and develop sustainable spending habits.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:19 | 1829189 Piranhanoia
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G-Pap will be missed by some.  But the sheer volume will insure he gets hit.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:19 | 1829194 The Deleuzian
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It will be very difficult for the 'Greek on the street' to continue with the EU...The politicians and the plebs are two different entities with diverging motivations...This is a mess...Buy Gold.................

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:20 | 1829195 ugly realist
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Apparently 50% haircut was not enough and it only affected private investors.

Not ECB which has bought a lot of greek debt.

BTW, what is the name of the Greek finance minister, Kleptopopoulos?



Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:21 | 1829196 LookingWithAmazement
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The Greeks will vote in favor of the EU and the bailouts. A majority of them supports the austerity, because they want an end to all the nepotism and spoiling of taxpayers' money. So no crisis, collapse, meltdown, Armageddon. Boring world we live in.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:22 | 1829214 Deadpool
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bullshit. a majority of Greeks livelihood comes from the spoils.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:26 | 1829229 The Deleuzian
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Absolutely, what are the Greek 'social service' going to say when they can't retire at 55 and now it's 70!!!!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 18:09 | 1829883 The Deleuzian
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Bravo!...I love flow charts deadpool!...Bravo...

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:29 | 1829242 Smartie37
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I think "Abra Cadabra !" has a better chance of working than your "mantra" for keeping things calm.................


Now's that hazy time in between "boring world" and "cuttthroat world" ! 


Rampaging Rioters won't be "boring" !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:48 | 1829302 MsCreant
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Troll, troll, troll a quote

Annoying as a flea

Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily

You must enjoy the ream.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:59 | 1829357 Vergeltung
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I hear ya.


the stupid, it hurts.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 16:23 | 1829669 LookingWithAmazement
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Mark my words: the referendum will turn positive for the agreement. Euro saved. Rally!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 18:03 | 1829871 margaris
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what does an agreement even count these days?

Nothing... everything is in acceleration-flipflop-mode! But approaching climax hopefully soon!

Maybe first you will indeed be right, I give you that. But very shortly after that you will be VERY WRONG!



Mon, 10/31/2011 - 18:58 | 1830007 MsCreant
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If they use Diebold voting machines, sure, you betcha!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:21 | 1829199 z123
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this is the end of the euro, good bye and welcome back the 'Deutsche Mark'

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:21 | 1829200 Me XMan
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G-Pap can't stand to be called TRAITOR!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:21 | 1829201 srsly-wtf
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I think this is a GPap Smear

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:21 | 1829204 Deadpool
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gonna make Occupy Oakland look like a Cub Scout Jamboree when they roll the blue helmets in there.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:53 | 1829338 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1

Yes, plenty of pain coming to Greece, then the rest of Europe, then to us.  Let's hope that we do not too much violence over here, but when the chips start coming down, there will be a LOT of angry people, looking for scapegoats.

By that time, Corzine will have left on his Gulfstream...

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:11 | 1829386 High Plains Drifter
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will german armor roll into greece again?  quite possible. under the sign of the 12 stars the color blue.......and why ?   because it is to save the european union don't you know.......

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:36 | 1829485 Joe Sixpack
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Herr Abrahim Linköln

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 18:50 | 1829980 Terminus C
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common... you know that was to free the slaves...

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:22 | 1829206 adr
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This kind of news along with MF would have sent the market down 15% in one day a few weeks ago. Somehow now this blowup is having no effect, wow the markets are down 1%. Crude barely dropped as well, WTF is going on.

I guess they don't want to kill the greatest October in 40 years. Unicorns shitting skittles need to have one month in the sun.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:39 | 1829511 Instant Wealth
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Money from the elites in Greece, Italy, France, etc. buying every single dip on Wall St. to transfer their wealth to a relative safe haven (?)

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:23 | 1829217 Everybodys All ...
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G Pap may want to have someone start his car from now on.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:06 | 1829219 JenkinsLane
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Greece should default totally, leave the EU, return to the Drachma, see the prices of imported goods sky rocket and exported goods collapse (what do the Greeks export anyway?) see their welfare system collapse, see nearly the entirety of their public sector unemployed and see themselves shut out of capital markets indefinitely. The bottom line with Greece is they want someone else to pay for their standard of living.


The bubbles should look on the bright side. It was a good scam while it lasted and at least it's sunny there.


(p.s. put me down for a Cayenne ringer around April next year, fancy black, name your currency. I imagine they'll be quite a few on the market then.)


Disclosure - Long Albanian car transporters

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:19 | 1829418 High Plains Drifter
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i am sure most greeks want to do that. but , as can be seen. the ones in control don't give a hoot what greeks want. it is what they want that is important, and this is the way it is all over the world. it makes one feel better perhaps to discuss this and that about these events but it doesn't mean anything. power is money and money is power and who has the money and who has the power. as the communist rothschild agent, abraham lincoln said one time in 1860.   might makes right. ...........and so it is...........greeks can change this. but to do that, would cause a lot of pain. the great russian writer, 

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, said many times, that all the russian people had to do to stop the small group of new york communist jews and their small group of russian helpers, from taking over mother russia was for the russian people to stand up and resist them. but they did not. when sheep hate pain the most is when the pain must be felt in order to help their causes, so it seems. a tragedy of epic proportions, played out daily in our lives...

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 19:56 | 1830139 MS7
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How many people in Greece own porsches? Only the very rich. Yes, the very rich do not pay their taxes and the "socialist" government looks the other way. A deal was made. What does that have to do with the rest of the population? Since you are citing news from the UK, how about looking at an article from the Guardian from the summer about the Greek health care system to see how austerity has affected Greece?

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:26 | 1829227 slaughterer
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This news will be saved for after-market to generate the gap down overnight. Fund managers have to have a decent close of end of month.  Too dangerous to release this news right now before close on MSM.  

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:26 | 1829230 GolfHatesMe
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Bald guys with 50% haircuts still look the same. 

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:27 | 1829233 SecondComing
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The political sphere orbiting the economic singularity.  Just wait until the political sphere undergoes geopolitimagnetic reversal.  That'll be interesting to witness, as it will occur on a telluric scale, just like a geomagnetic reversal.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:29 | 1829239 jcaz
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Smart man- getting out of the way before the serious rioting begins.....

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:30 | 1829244 NDXTrader
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Finally! Although we'll see if this ever happens. Sure GPap will be getting some rather pointed phone calls soon and may die of "natural" causes sooner rather than later. But ultimately this is what should happen. Let the damn people who feel the effects both pro and con make the decision - and I think we all know what that will be.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:31 | 1829248 NDXTrader
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Still nothing on CNBC or Bloomberg...this is potentially the biggest event since this whole saga began and nothing. Nothing to see here folks

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:51 | 1829323 SheepDog-One
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Cant have the Wall St media cheerfest these guys must be in it up to their eyeballs!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:13 | 1829394 Troll Magnet
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Yeah.  Why ruin October when it brought us so many great returns?  Ignore and buy buy buy!  

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:51 | 1829327 srsly-wtf
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Move along!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:18 | 1829414 vamoose1
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to  ndx

    Tyler quotes Bloomberg as his source, ,   so  where is it. I totally agree,   THIS IS IT,  well said.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:39 | 1829509 Joe Sixpack
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"Still nothing on CNBC or Bloomberg...this is potentially the biggest event since this whole saga began and nothing. Nothing to see here folks"

Market closes in 24 minutes. Then they report it.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:38 | 1829501 plantigrade
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he probably shouldn't take a bath in his private plane

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:31 | 1829246 J 457
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Is this DEFCON 1?  It should be and the markets should be down 3-4% on todays news, but they are holding steady.  Why o why, and who is buying and thinking there is still upside room to run after 20% gain in 3 weeks.  Even oil is catching a bid when the global picture looks bleaker and bleaker every day.  Bizzzarro markets.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:37 | 1829271 Cangoroo
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Frozen markets, that is worse

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:01 | 1829364 HelluvaEngineer
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Just wait for the volume to pick up.  No one has caught on yet.  Also, holidays in Europe I believe.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:32 | 1829251 gatorengineer
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Greek referendum will include voluntary departure from the EU.... It will pass Greece defaults refinanced in Drachmas and Skittles.... Bullish for the EU (seriously), as the plan put forward was never viable, and saves the EU a couple hundred Billion...  Exploding CDS's dont look so bad now....... 

Worlds eyes turn to Italy........ Then Ireland Portugal Spain.........  US is in there somewhere......

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:46 | 1829294 totem
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If the Greek citizens vote down the plan, it would pave the way for Greece to "voluntarily" declare bankruptcy.

As a voluntary act, the ISDA could then rule that no credit event could be triggered on the resulting 90% haircut.

Of course, we'll have to wait a couple years for this vote as Greece procures sufficient ink supplies.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:32 | 1829252 Stuart
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Pap is a full retard.  No referendum needed on that.   

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:35 | 1829263 Cangoroo
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With failed EFSF placement no surpise, they must leave, Portugal as well.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:36 | 1829266 lesterbegood
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Can you say fraudulent odious about debt jubilee?

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:36 | 1829268 Peter K
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Hey, let's call a referendum. Well it's about f*****g time:) If these assclowns in Euroland did this at the onset of this stupid currency union (given that the old currency union i.e. the ECU went over like a lead ballon), they would have saved us all a lot of time, and themselves and their tax slaves a ton of money.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:40 | 1829281 Cone of Uncertainty
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WTF, fuck this stupid post, the real news today is that Kim Kardashian is getting divorced!


Mon, 10/31/2011 - 15:17 | 1829404 Troll Magnet
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Kim Kardashian is getting divorced?  Bearish!  Err...I mean, BULLISH!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:56 | 1829349 srsly-wtf
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Looks like a web of death!!  Mutually assured destruction if one dominoe falls!

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:43 | 1829290 Fix It Again Timmy
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It's like, ah, this....


Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:44 | 1829293 skistroni
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Hell, yeah. After 2500 years, we'll be teaching history again. This is our chance.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:49 | 1829313 Cangoroo
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It really is, Greece needs a new start and help

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 19:04 | 1830022 Terminus C
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Hell, yea... I'll pitch in five bennies to get them up and on their feet again.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:45 | 1829296 citrine
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Monday afternoon humor: "The new European Anthem" - cartoon. Sorry, I do not know how to insert a picture.



Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:46 | 1829298 Big Ben
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"That's an attitude, sir, that calls for the most delicate judgment on both sides. 'Cause as you know, sir, in the heat of action men are likely to forget where their best interests lie and let their emotions carry them away." -- Kaspar Gutman in 'The Maltese Falcon'.

At the moment, the Europeans are in effect paying Greece not to default, so it is probably not in the Greek's best interests to default at this moment. Eventually, when the Europeans stop making their bond payments for them, then the Greeks should most definitely default. But it is not yet the optimal time for them to default. They should squeeze every euro that they can from the Europeans and then default.

However, the Greek people are understandably angry and frustrated and it seems very likely that they might choose to default immediately.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:46 | 1829299 mfoste1
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^ bullish

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:47 | 1829301 lolmao500
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German revenue ample to fund planned tax cuts according to an official

Tax cuts in Germany... this is gonna be fun down the road.

Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:48 | 1829304 djudy003
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I wonder if the partial collapse of the Euro is a good for the US in the long run. I mean if the US wants to keep financing its huge deficit it needs to make sure there is no one else competing with it for the world's savings. Just a thought.


Mon, 10/31/2011 - 14:51 | 1829305 walcott
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this is the end game they want to forcefully impose on everybody all over the earth.

One world Government, Currency and their fucking Masonic Pyramid bullshit on your ass - Tom Curise psycho religion.
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And this too - New World Order: Implantable RFID chips capable of remotely killing non-compliant 'slaves'

Anybody still think these cocksuckers have you're best interest at heart? It's complete surrender to their absolute domination. They're forcing their bullshit pyramid masonic crap on every fucking body. Seperation of chruch and state? Hell no when the state makes up the religion. Pharaoh lives in Israel and New York.

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