Global Bailout Curiosity Soars

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If Greece, Ireland, Portugal and Spain can do it, why not everyone? Heck, why pay for anything, instead of just ramping up debts, until the consolidated debt load is so high the Fed has no choice but to bail everyone out? Of course, this is purely a thought experiment (for now... there are still 5 months in the presidential race). Still, we were curious to see if there is validation of this meme "out there" - and to do this we of course went straight to the source - Google's most recent addition in tracking public queries, Insights for Search, and looked up the term "bailout." We were not at all surprised to find the English-speaking world's curiosity in this particular synonym for a 'free lunch' (with other people's money) has exploded in the last few weeks.

The regions that appear to have the greatest interest in perpetual socialism:

  1. Ireland
  2. United States
  3. Singapore
  4. Canada, and 
  5. UK

Sounds about right: source


And further drilling down into just the US, while seeing DC in the top spot, and Michigan in third was quite normal, finding Montana, Oregon and the hedge-fund haven, Connecticut filling out the remainder of the Top 5 was a little disconcerting.

Just the United States- source

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Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:37 | 2519131 mrktwtch2
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somehow i think a war gets started out of this global mess..hope that im wrong..

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:43 | 2519158 battle axe
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The storm clouds are gathering, and it is going to get mighty ugly. This years  long  farce, is going to end in a lot of destruction and bloodshed. 

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:25 | 2519387 ZerOhead
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Looks like Gooogle is predicting that "bank run" will become very popular again in May 2013...

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:41 | 2519468 Leopold B. Scotch
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Those are shit clouds, son.  It ain't gonna be perty.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:43 | 2519465 Leopold B. Scotch
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Leaked Memo: 

Time to hand out the innoculations to the chosen few. 

Time until the release of the virus: T-Minus 130 days and counting.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:44 | 2519159 1835jackson
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You will not be wrong. Never let a good crisis go to waste. War is coming. This is the 1930's all over again except this time people have worthless homes and bits of plastic in their pockets called credit cards and they are maxed out.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:44 | 2519160 DoChenRollingBearing
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This lil ol study should be done in other languages too.

No to war!

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:46 | 2519167 JimRogers
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If you make it "bailouts" instead of "bailout" Google will predict future interest...


Spoiler: it goes up.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 19:08 | 2519883 boogerbently
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Why should "healthy" countries amass horrible debt to bailout losers.

Just "forgive" THE DEBT, wipe the slate clean, restart from zero.

No WAR, or any other historically possible Armageddon scenarios necessary. 


Wed, 06/13/2012 - 05:31 | 2520689 SeattleBruce
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'Just "forgive" THE DEBT, wipe the slate clean, restart from zero.'

Easier said than done.  It must be done in an orderly fashion.  Here's one way to get it done.  Non-Debt based money.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:46 | 2519175 Cursive
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As oppossed to the global war on terror that is currently ongoing?  We've had a century of war, more or less.  Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korea, Cold War, Vietnam, Iran/Contra, Reagan's little wars, Noriega/Panama, Gulf War I, Somalia, Bosnia, Gulf War II, Afganistan, global rendering points.  And those are just from the American point of view.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:59 | 2519234 El Viejo
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If a banker can't be repaid his money he will demand his pound of flesh.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:09 | 2519301 walküre
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Trouble is, we all know that it wasn't "his" money to begin with. He just created the money out of thin air.

So it was neither really there nor backed by anything.

Now come bankers and try to demand being paid back on the ficticious currency or worse yet, try and demand whatever we purchased from it.

Bankers made their money back multiple times already.

However, we can turn the table and tell the banker they can keep some of it if they "voluntarily" surrender most of it back to the treasury. If they don't comply, they can't keep any of it.

Sounds fair?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:23 | 2519386 earleflorida
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 'Indeed, as Shylock beckons to Octon,... inferring, that the 'quality of mercy is not strained' upon ones own unfortunate usury?'

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:39 | 2519136 JPM Hater001
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ibailout coming soon to a list near you.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:03 | 2519259 Dr. Richard Head
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Perhaps the people are catching on?  I would assume Snooki's boobs or some interation of that would still be a more popular search term though.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2519144 q99x2
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That's what I say. Why pay for anything. Let the Rockefellers, Rothschilds and the Queenie from England pay some of that stolen cash back. Give it back you devils.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:40 | 2519148 Grimbert
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Why's Singapore higher than the UK?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:48 | 2519180 Chaffinch
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Grimbert - good question - maybe because everyone here in the UK too busy watching crap on TV? MSM coverage in the UK tends to be very boring, more so because the MSM journalists (and I use that term loosely) don't really understand what is happening.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:49 | 2519187 Unprepared
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Because the values are not absolute but are relative to the total searches. They reflect interest and not volume.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:21 | 2519376 zrussell
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In the UK it's: Boilout

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 22:17 | 2520203 CPL
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They like their PM investments.  Unlike the west, Asia has had no problems explaining the situation to crush the western competition.  Buy all the gold.  Buy all the copper.  Buy all the Oil.  They make most of the worlds electronics and need all three PM's to make that happen.  Prices will go up, everyone knows what the game plan is.  CTRL-P baby.


Since nothing is made in western hemisphere that gets overlooked.  Your suppliers are making sure they match the bailouts coming to get credit facilities online because their cost basis is going to increase.  By proxy so is every consumers end price on practically anything they purchase that is imported, which is practically anything with a chip, shrink wrapped or comes in a box with a gel pack.

World isn't absorbing the inflation anymore, it's getting handed back.  The manufacturing countries can't function with 80 + a barrel oil, so how do you deal with increased energy costs.  you pay peter, to pay paul, to pay Mary.  You throw the energy cost into the exported inflation which reenforces the PM market again feeding more energy into the inflation cycle.

Good times.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:41 | 2519149 slow_roast
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Oregonians and Montans on their way to the gun shops now.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:29 | 2519408 drink or die
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Oregon is an interesting one (I live in Oregon).  The majority of the population is ultra-liberal douches in the Portland area, and I'm doubting they were the ones doing the searching. 

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:42 | 2519153 Cursive
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Does anyone remember how hard it was to get state lotteries started only 20 years ago?  The horror at having Indian casinos opened?  Well, all of the cautionary tales and slippery slope analogies are metaphorically coming home to roost.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:52 | 2519200 pods
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I vividly remember the NC fight, as it was pretty recent.  Proponents said all the proceeds would go to schools.  Naysayers (like me) said that school budgets would get cut to equal the lottery inputs.

Low and behold...............

At least it is a voluntary tax?


Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:42 | 2519154 the 300000000th...
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This is leading to war

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:45 | 2519164 subqtaneous
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…and all of that for the sake of the Russell 2000.  just splendid.

somebody better start this f*cking revolution, and soon.


Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:45 | 2519165 Calidreaming
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Fuck this Market, Fuck Bernanke , Fuck Obama   they can go fuck themselves

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:46 | 2519174 RobotTrader
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June puts are toast.


Bernanke burned the bears once again.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:49 | 2519190 Dr. Engali
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That would bother me if I had June puts....but since I have precious metals instead I'm feeling pretty good right now.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:51 | 2519193 Cursive
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Who are these bears you speak of?  They were all killed off long ago.  That was Bernanke's big mistake.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:52 | 2519204 disabledvet
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"look out above" as market collapse "due to Europe" proven to be total b.s. next stop "problem that China isn't."

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 19:12 | 2519889 boogerbently
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Don't be such a gloomy gus.

Sorry the world isn't ENDING soon enough for you Armageddon A-holes.

I made LOT'S of money from this recession. I was optimistic and in the game, NOT on the sidelines, waiting for the "double dip."

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:52 | 2519201 g3h
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Global Retardation Soars.
Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:54 | 2519212 RobotTrader
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There are millions of bears out there, trying to profit off the following:


"The End is Here"

"Global Systemic Meltdown Imminent"

"World Chaos" is upon us!

And assorted other "Gloom and Doom" headlines constantly featured on the web:


Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:10 | 2519310 Bartanist
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I think that people who have been living in their isolated shells and are just now becoming aware do not realize is that the financial system has been broken since its inception and always will be broken.

Everything else is simply noise and manipulation.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:37 | 2519410 walküre
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You're right about that. Many try and trade this market in hindsight. The pigmen are not crashing the market 2x when everyone is aware and positioned to potentially collect. Pigmen own and control the market and they're always winning.

But even pigmen need players, suckers, muppets to come along and buy the market.

Outflows are telling the true picture. Players, suckers and muppets are leaving the casino.

Not even the short squeeze delivers a significant and meaningful bounce.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:31 | 2519417 Al Huxley
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I suspect that's what's keeping the markets propped up - perpetual short squeeze.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 19:13 | 2519892 boogerbently
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.....and they've been waiting since DOW 6500.

Rather than admit they missed the first leg up, they're willing to miss the rest, waiting for the 50% correction. LOL

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 15:58 | 2519229 Cruel Aid
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Till the Euro actually tanks hard on genuine breakup, the market will not.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:07 | 2519283 Bartanist
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and once all of the currencies are destroyed, the savior currency will arrive from nowhere in particular (read BIS).

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:09 | 2519295 you enjoy myself
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err, is there any reason at all for the market to be up 15 today?  Ben has certainly created one hell of a moral hazard.  its at the point where i wonder if you can hold him civilly liable once the market actually drops for real.  

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:10 | 2519313 carbonmutant
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I noticed that North Dakota has a complete lack of interest in Bailouts.

Is that because they have the country's only State Owned Bank or because North Dakota voters are deciding whether to abolish the state's property tax...

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:27 | 2519401 emersonreturn
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carbonmutant, thank you for your past posts.  when i saw the chart i thought oil and gas may've contributed...

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 17:29 | 2519619 carbonmutant
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Damn Emerson, Thanks for encouraging my behavior...

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:12 | 2519322 magpie
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Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:16 | 2519356 zrussell
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Come on! No one is going to show up for a war.


Each rival nation's population will be issued WAR-O-RAMA III on an iPhone App and, after a "global game" the winner sends the loser all their gold.  :)

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:18 | 2519364 you enjoy myself
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ahh, now i see - missed the end of day dovish comments from Evans.  he's open to more "stimlulus".  we're doomed.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 16:28 | 2519402 WallowaMountainMan
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hey, watch what you're sayin!  we here in oregon aim to be more than just a 'little disconcerting'.

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