Greece Activates Last-Ditch Liquidity Rescue Package To Preserve Its Financial System

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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:35 | 1602647 Sequitur
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I don't yet have an opinion. I first need to slip into the bathtub, fantasize about Becky Quick's engorged midsection, and wait for the eureka moment.

Will report back in a half hour . . . . 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:52 | 1602888 Gotterdammerung
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What will the temperature of your bath water be and is an innocent form of a rubber duck involved?  Myself, I used to enjoy the little scuba divers you got in the ceral box that you could place baking soda in.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:13 | 1602931 tom a taxpayer
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...and the little submarine. "Dive, dive, dive." Looks like Greek banks, the Euro, and European markets also will be going underwater. 

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:30 | 1603048 slewie the pi-rat
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i had the first sub model, i think

they were so cool when they first came out, they wouldn't even put them in the cereal box;  you had to send away for one

those were the worst three months of my childhood, waiting for the damned submarine to show up

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 03:00 | 1603127 Danielius
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Yes, what was with that?  Why three months?  Very strange....  Even back then, a letter was delivered in days... same for a tiny package....   I can't remember now what I ordered, mabe it was the magic rocks... All I remember is that horrible wait.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:17 | 1603024 Freddie
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Maybe that slimeball Buffett can bail out Greece.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 08:09 | 1603358 orangedrinkandchips
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becky quick? ugh! Erin she is not that sexy but soooo damn cute! not porn hot but cutter than anyone....becky quick is eh....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:36 | 1602650 DoChenRollingBearing
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What, this is the new pattern?

Europe leads California by two years?  Then America follows two years later?

Imagine that.  Europe leading us...  I'll keep buying gold thanks.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:36 | 1602652 spiral_eyes
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Angela Merkel firing torpedoes out of her nipples in the all-out war to save the euro, bitchez 

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:13 | 1603017 Ted K
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Current trajectory says her toes.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:36 | 1602656 Weimar Ben Bernanke
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It is game over for the euro and EU. The EU was bound to fail and will not survive its first recession.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:38 | 1602658 zorba THE GREEK
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Another shot of adrenalin to keep the corpse moving. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:14 | 1602784 chump666
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No, I think it's dead now. 

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:52 | 1602886 Rodent Freikorps
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I ran across a dead cow in the woods once. I thought it was still alive because it was still moving....until about three possums ran out of its gut.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:55 | 1602993 Spastica Rex
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Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:32 | 1603050 Idiocracy
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And that's when you decided to call yourself rodent.  It was providence

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:36 | 1603055 Rodent Freikorps
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Nah. I'd just got my Secret Squirrel decoder ring.

Rodents are everywhere. We live in your walls.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:38 | 1602659 bigkahuna
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:39 | 1602661 Belrev
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Pardon me for asking, but if selling becomes illegal, then buying is impossible. Stock market at 0.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:40 | 1602667 Tyler Durden
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Shhh... don't spoil it. We wondered how long it would take the bureaucrats to figure it out after it became law.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:55 | 1602703 max2205
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New trend: naked buying

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:57 | 1602714 Blorf
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The chairman has no clothes.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:21 | 1602807 spdrdr
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In a bathtub?

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:22 | 1603032 Raynja
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when the hurricanes surge recedes

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 07:36 | 1603302 disabledvet
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New new trend: "be naked." of course the kids were complaining: "bit Dad...the Japanese wear clothes how come we can't?"

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:18 | 1603027 Ted K
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Let's call a spade a spade, shall we??? It's making short-selling illegal that gets your panties in a wad Tyler. And you still haven't explained whether this is true or false:

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:44 | 1602677 The Shootist
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So what does this mean for the European markets in 4 hours?

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:16 | 1602938 tom a taxpayer
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Sunshine and lollipops. Or sturm und drang and lollipooooops.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:45 | 1602680 kito
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and yet that crazy market that trades "gold" is down...go figure....

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:04 | 1602744 DeadFred
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There may be a good reason for that other than margins. Many of us who expect hyperinflation expect an initial wave of deflation first. Gold may be the canary in the coal mine letting us know that the time is near. I recommend you buy more at the very bottom. Good luck with figuring that one out though, I sold my GLD puts way too early, and bought them too early as well. My crystal ball is very poor on time frames.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:46 | 1602682 Freebird
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Snuff to turn a grown man to drink

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:52 | 1602694 BlackholeDivestment
Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:50 | 1602881 Manthong
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Somehow I think a little olive oil and different tune will be required this time around.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:58 | 1602902 Rodent Freikorps
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If we are doing songs, I'm posting this one. It is the newest song from the Columbiana trailer. No reason other than it took me an hour to run the damn thing down. I've found national secrets faster than that. Anyway.

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (new song)


Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:56 | 1602709 holdbuysell
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Was this the reason for the $500M going to the ECB today from the US Fed?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:04 | 1602737 Blorf
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No, of course not.  Central banks routinely give things to each other as a gesture of friendship.  Think of the $500 million as a nice fruitcake.  Definitely not being laundered to greek banks.  It would be rude for the ECB to regift those dollars to prop up the balance sheet of some manifestly insolvent institution. 


I mean, you'd have to be an idiot to keep throwing good money after bad, right?  RIGHT?   What's that you say, Buffett invested $5 Billion in Bank of America?  LOL

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:17 | 1602795 BlackholeDivestment
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...well you don't have to be that serious, it's only moral hazard. lol

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 01:47 | 1603043 Taku
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How dare they re-gift!

That is just so wrong.

New, freshly-printed, crisp bills only, please.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 04:06 | 1603169 chindit13
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That was a royalty payment on the democracy we've licensed from Greece.  Apparently Pap sent a quick note of thanks and asked, "How's that democracy thing working out for your lot over there?"

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 22:58 | 1602721 buzzsaw99
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...which in turn has sent the Greek 2 year bond bidless, its yield up 227 bps to an all time record 46.38%...


Can a Greece get a payday loan up in heya?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:07 | 1602757 Blorf
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46 fucking percent?  Greece should just put it on the VISA and get airline miles at least.   That way they can use the miles to ship their gold to Berlin and save on the charter flight.

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:55 | 1602996 dwdollar
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No shit.  Guido charges less than that.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:00 | 1602725 At120
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Looks like all the big banks in Greece have been undergoing bank runs.  Once the Greek government pulls 10 billion euros out in the next few weeks to pay off maturing debt, the banks will have zero reserves.  The purpose of this measure is to keep the Greek banks viable, as it looks like most Greeks have opted to pull their accounts and stash their Euros under mattresses rather than face an overnight devaluation to Drachmas.




Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:03 | 1602743 Bill D. Cat
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Where does one buy Drachmas ?

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:07 | 1602755 At120
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Leave your Euros in a Greek bank and *poof* they'll become New Drachmas, soon enough.

Or surf eBay for the old stuff.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:09 | 1602760 Blorf
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Where or when?  Where is "any bank in Greece".  When is "the near future".

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 03:14 | 1603133 Peter Pan
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Paper ones or silver ones? The paper ones are now worthless unless you are a collector. The silver coins issued in 1960, 1963 and 1964 are worth much more. The smallest of the three issued in 1960 contains $8 worth of silver and at that time could buy you three movie tickets. The fact that you can no longer buy three movie tickets in Greece with that silver coin is an indication of how undervalued silver still is. It is also an indication of how cheap the cost of living used to be in Greece and how unbearably expensive it has become for its people. That's what a combination of socalist governments, loose finances and EU membership has done to the country.

Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:04 | 1602745 Newsboy
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Thu, 08/25/2011 - 23:13 | 1602776 Arrowhead
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and bow toward Jackson Hole

Fri, 08/26/2011 - 00:13 | 1602932 Rodent Freikorps
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So it's true criminals always return to the scene of the crime?

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