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Greek Left Coalition Leaders Says Bailout Accord "Null And Void", Demands Greek Debt Moratorium

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Hardly a surprise to anyone, but here it is black on white - Greece officially makes the odds for a Euro departure well over 50%:


And here it comes


Remember Odious Debt?

EURUSD and all other risk assets, so carefully bought by US traders as they walked in this morning, are now sliding.


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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:28 | 2405897 falak pema
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viva Democracia! 

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:30 | 2405904 MillionDollarBonus_
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The time for 'elections' in Greece has passed. Now is the time for ACTION. The two leading parties in Greece need form a coalition and get on with running the country, without tedious 'referendums' and participation from fringe parties. The bailouts are absolutely essential to uphold the stability of the global banking system, and whiny protesters need to suck it in and deal with it.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:36 | 2405932 machineh
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DEBT JUBILEE, bee-atch!

Don't nobody care what you say ...

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:56 | 2406015 Dr. Richard Head
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I believe that is how the people of Iceland dealt with the snake oil salesmen of finance -

Debts laden in fraud are no debts at all.  Fuck the IRS, Fuck the Fed, and Fuck the left/right horse shit.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:52 | 2406259 Vampyroteuthis ...
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It is nice seeing the d-bag banksters get it after screwing pretty much everyone else!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:17 | 2406700 redpill
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It's not a done deal yet.  Banksters don't take this shit laying down so expect some hefty counter-salvos.  But it is encouraging.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:37 | 2405939 GetZeeGold
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deal with it.


Check's in the mail.


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:37 | 2405942 Ivanovich
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So what's your gig, MDB?  You're just the resident troll now, posting crap you know will generate insults and negative marks?  You know you're only wasting your own worthless time, right?  The rest of us know you don't believe this crap anymore than we do - despite your spam otherwise.  And, with the exception of my post right here, you spend far more time crafting this vomit than we do glossing over it.  You're only hurting yourself with your lack of brain power. 

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:57 | 2406020 TooBearish
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Sorry but MDB has nailed it - Greece does not control its own destiny any longer- the Trokia - ECB, IMF and GERMANY run Greece now no matter the populous desires...somewhat similar to our representatives here in the US...

Now junk me to your hearts content....

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:55 | 2406277 Ivanovich
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Why would I junk you?  There is a difference between explaining the sad truth and telling the public to suck it up and shut it.  One is lamenting about the sad state of affairs and the other is trolling.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:19 | 2406668 ElvisDog
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You are wrong, TooBearish. The troika's position is deceptively weak. They have no physical means of compelling countries like Greece to pay back their enormous debts. The only lever they have to continue their wealth-extraction racket from Greece is the compliance of Greek political leaders. The Greek political leaders so far have gone along with the troika's wishes as mean to stay in power. All that is needed to bring the end to this game is for one or more Greek politicians to realize they would get more power if they stand up to the troika. We may be at that point now. If that happens (and it's still a big "if"), the Troika will be revealed to be toothless and the other PIIGS will quickly follow.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 17:32 | 2408242 fiddy pence haf...
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Let's just push and see. The long -term destruction of Greece is the existing plan, and

everybody in Greece knows that. They know they're being made into guinea piigs by

libertarian assholes who have no time for small shit. Unfortunately, for them, the Greeks

are small shit.

So, if Greece defaults, it will have a couple of years of hell, but what's the opportunity cost

of this choice when they've got the bankers' boot on their throats already? Not very high

You have to risk and it takes bravery. Zh commenters have always said

"do it Greece. F&*k the Troika".

Sometimes, the rich will present you with a manufactured crisis, e.g. a war, and other times

people have the chance to stand up to them, and half the time, the rich tuck their tails

between their legs, and run away. How else do you find out how far the banksters want

to go? You risk.

If the US or UK start a war, for Greece (say with Turkey), the consequences may go out of control

(e.g. NATO will be scrapped).

However, if the rich don't get their guns out, Greece will challenge them, and send them

packing.It has come to that. A shitty little country is saying "let's see what you've got. Show us your weapons."

"otherwise, fuck off."

This banking thing is a manufactured crisis.

You can thank the PIIGS later for the forced debt jubilee.


Sat, 05/12/2012 - 03:15 | 2419529 MeelionDollerBogus
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Libertarian? Given all the bailouts for Greece to leverage up the "pay back" of debts, that doesn't really look "libertarian"

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:39 | 2405954 Everybodys All ...
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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:39 | 2405957 WonderDawg
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Dude. Weak. But it's early. We'll give you a chance to get some coffee and get back to form.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:59 | 2406029 centerline
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Yeah, I was expecting him to say something more like... "finally we can get on with a proper Keynesian solution like Paul Krugman and other economic talents have been telling us for years.  What is needed is more government debt on unprecidented levels to revitalize private sector growth and get the econcomy back to positive net growth once again."

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:02 | 2406037 WonderDawg
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Hey, Centerline! Nice imitation, kind scary actually haha.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:53 | 2406269 centerline
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Channelling my inner MDB!  LOL.  Deep inside all of us lives a wanna-be troll I think.  They have all the fun and most of us are such easy targets.  Good stuff.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:26 | 2406451 Nobody For President
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Yeah, he nailed MDB well. (Centerline - don't go there!)


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:53 | 2406000 GMadScientist
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Somehow I don't consider the continuation of the global banking system to be a priority.

And those protesters do a "little more" than whine.

Are you flammable? Your bonus is!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:15 | 2406087 Peter Pan
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Tsipras is smarter than they realise. A debt moratorium is the first step to a debt write-off. And why not? How many people realise that the Greek government does not even own the Bank of Greece which is the equivalent of the FED? That's right. It is a publicly traded share on the Athens Stock Exchange and the Greek government owns under 10%. Not only that but its shareholders are not really known as they are exempted from this level of disclosure. So who do you think owns the central Bank of Greece? That's right, probably the same people who own the FED?

So if you have over 260 billion euros in debt, your unemployed are almost 25%, your office space vacancy over 20% without taking into account rental drops and arrears, you run a trade deficit, you don''t have a government, your social security and tax systems are rorted, your bank deposits are fleeing for foreign banks, your politicians are corrupt, and wages and pensions are being gutted, do you still believe that a write-off is not a dead certainty?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:21 | 2406117 drmfh
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MDB is a consistently ironic poster. If you read his posts as if he intends to state the exact polar opposite, then you will begin to appreciate them more. He is not a troll. He is the ultimate pseudo-troll, making his points by almost caricaturing the opposing view.

It took me a few weeks to figure out MDB, but now that I get it, I feel almost enlightened.

Keep up the good work, MDB!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:42 | 2406205 knightowl77
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If you have to explain MDB to us, the "unwashed masses", then his "wit" is wasted here. He should leave at once for DC or the EU where he will fit right in.

They will toast his comedic genius and I am sure upgrade him to Billion Dollar Bonus...

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 03:10 | 2419525 MeelionDollerBogus
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For Italy & Greece the election for Prime Minister was SKIPPED entirely.

Generally that makes riots and civil war.

Those protesters are armed with fire-bombs. They are going to deal with it. They're going to burn shit to the ground.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:30 | 2405908 GetZeeGold
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Viva cds defaults.


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:41 | 2405945 ACP
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Now all they need is a President Leonidas to kick the bankers into a large, deep hole.

PS I wonder if that's why the futures turned back down...hmm...

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:28 | 2405899 Bastiat009
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Gold is a very risky asset unlike the US$.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:30 | 2405913 GetZeeGold
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I's not like they can mine US$'s.


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:32 | 2405923 Bastiat009
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Are you kidding? It's so much harder to mine out Treasurys than to print gold.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:37 | 2405943 GetZeeGold
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What was I thinking?


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:41 | 2405953 GOSPLAN HERO
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It costs only $5 to dig a treasury bond from the ground.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:44 | 2405977 GetZeeGold
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Heh heh......Classic.


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:47 | 2405988 Calmyourself
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Sort of miss mathman..  MDB is s poor substitute.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:38 | 2405938 agent default
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No, not really.  But when a nasty event occurs, people want to hold liquidity either to cover for bad bets, of to exploit an emerging opportunity.  The sudden moves across asset classes are better explained in terms of liquidity damand than anything else.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:44 | 2405971 WonderDawg
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Very good point, and one that is lost on many people. Gold is pretty liquid, but has become a risk asset it seems, as it's getting monkeyhammered this morning. Which is good news for the stackers.  

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:00 | 2406024 agent default
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Gold as in futures trading or gold as in physical holding?  If you want to treat gold as a speculative risk asset, then you go into the futures market and play the long/short game, or collar price ranges with options.  If you see it like that, then gold is a risk asset, since you are essentially trading volatility.  Then again if you play it like this EVERYTHING is a high risk asset.  If you hold physical, maybe you are in the red for the short run, but what do you care anyway, it's not as if the damn thing will go bankrupt or disappear or become totally worthless.  Can you say the same about equities, bonds, or cash?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:05 | 2406051 WonderDawg
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Agreed, but the risk for physical is that if, due to all the speculation, the value in terms of fiat is beat down, and YOU need to liquidate some physical for some reason, you've lost some money. I'm not disagreeing with you, I treat it as a hedge myself, rather than a speculative risk asset (because I hope I don't need to liquidate anytime soon). But the way the physical stackers view it, and the way it's treated in the market are two different things.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:24 | 2406120 blunderdog
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Just think of gold is as a competing currency absent the manipulation of a CB.  You don't liquidate gold, you SPEND it.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:06 | 2406050 Bastiat009
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Those who don't agree have either no gold or no US$. Because my US$ buy a lot more gold today than they did yesterday.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:45 | 2406226 Peter Pan
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Good for you, but in case you haven't noticed, the US dollars you had in 2000 can now buy just a whiff of what you could buy back then.

You need to understand that your US dollars are the backing for a horrendous level of nationl debt and unfunded liabilities. Your gold however does not have to cover or back the government's lunacy. Your gold has only one

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:14 | 2406388 Ricky Bobby
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Johnny Bravo Lives!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:28 | 2405903 Seorse Gorog fr...
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So no bailout #3 then?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:31 | 2405917 GetZeeGold
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Don't move.......or the dummy gets it!


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:30 | 2405906 lizzy36
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Is the rebranded Nazi party - Golden Dawn - part of this new Greek coalition? Or are they busy planting land mines around Greek boarders to keep the immigrants out (or is it to keep greek citizens in....can't decide).

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:31 | 2405916 cossack55
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Mines are soooo Passe', plus being frowned upon by the UN and Princess Di.  Drones are waaaayyy cooler.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:39 | 2405946 GeneMarchbanks
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5%? Likely not. The claims are largely exaggerated.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:38 | 2405950 disabledvet
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they've got a lot of shoreline in Greece. They also have great businessmen. "It's starts with an inventory" as they say and "you go from there." They'll find out very quickly they have much more of value just sitting around not being used once they get out from "under the yoke." I know i'd look at moving should they "Bolt from the Blue."

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:51 | 2405998 CrimsonAvenger
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Am I the only one who keeps reading that as the Goldie Hawn party?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:59 | 2406624 falak pema
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Golden PAwn? or Golden Porn? 

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:30 | 2405907 the not so migh...
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But But, what about the Euro dream!?!!??!!?!?!?!?


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:32 | 2405921 cossack55
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It can still recur with the right drugs.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:38 | 2405941 machineh
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The right drugs can suppress hunger as well.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 11:00 | 2406620 falak pema
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Do you think its sellable to a collectioner like the famous SCREAM? COuld make a packet thata way, buy the copyright of a dying dodo! 

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:30 | 2405909 Comay Mierda
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watch the pms today, testing critical support.  massive jpm raid may be in the works.  if no raid by 11am EST they may be in the clear.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:41 | 2405966 dereksatkinson
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The raid occured right as soon as the news broke.  Usually we get 2 a day but up until today, they haven't been too effective.  Realistically..  We need to see gold show some relative performance or we will be seeing lower prices in the short term.   It's painful but necessary.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:56 | 2405911 Chaffinch
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For a moment I thought they'd let that guy with the fat fingers try to sell a single gold contract (maybe he multiplies by 100 because he wants to show the amount in ounces?)

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:32 | 2405920 Jason T
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stand up and show some respect bitchez

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:33 | 2405925 manhunter
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I don't see anything that says they will leave the euro. If they did, there would be an immediate currency devaluation of 50%, a banking crisis, a funding crisis, a depression, and the Greek in the street would hoard physical euros. No government will make that choice. Greece has more to lose by leaving than staying.

Sorry ZH, Greece isn't leaving. Euro FTW.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:38 | 2405944 Reptil
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what makes you think that staying in the euro has a different result?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:41 | 2405965 disabledvet
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you mean "has already had"...whatever happened to the "Growth and Stability Pact" anyway?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:06 | 2406048 Reptil
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it sunk.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:40 | 2405956 Bag Of Meat
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Short term talk

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:40 | 2405959 Cassandra Syndrome
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How did the Baltic States manage when they left the Ruble in the early 1990s?

Oh that's right, they thrived. The Euro is a strait-jacket, already there are communities in Greece resorting to bartering. Setting up there own currency is the next logical step.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:44 | 2405979 manhunter
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Comparing the USSR to the EU economy? It's a bit different, isn't it?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:00 | 2406030 Cassandra Syndrome
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The issue here is the medium of exchange not the type of economic system. Countries left the Bretton Wood system, the intra World War Gold Standard the Classical Gold Standard before World War 1 and didn't collapse. (although leaving the classical gold standard was madness (for war funding) as this was, imo, by far the best medium of exchange in history) and more recent example is the Ruble or even the ERM. I would imagine Greece would leave the Euro and peg the new drachma to the US Dollar like Latvia and Lithuania did. Estonia pegged to the German Mark.

Life goes on.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:07 | 2406056 GeneMarchbanks
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I would imagine Greece would leave the Euro and peg the new drachma to the US Dollar like Latvia and Lithuania did.

Something tells me you aren't very tuned in to the sentiment in Greece right now. As hated as the EMU construct is, the IMF and GS are absolutely despised.

Maybe you're just a CoL shill.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:45 | 2405984 GeneMarchbanks
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Local currencies not Dra[ch]ma.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:49 | 2405995 tuttisaluti
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right, and they would get a hyper inflation.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:52 | 2405997 lizzy36
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As opposed to what is going on currently with Greece in the Euro - there is a banking crisis, funding crisis, a depression, & the Greek in the street is hoarding physical gold and food?

Why not make the decision. Repudiate the debt and de-vaue by 50%. There is a chance that there is a light at end of tunnel. As opposed to now, where the train is still hurling towards Greece.

As Tyler posted yesterday, even tourism down 15% y/y. Because Greece still to expensive. At 50% cheaper, tourist dollars pour into the country. Before you know it Clooney and the Russian mafia, are leaving Lake Cumo (italy) behind and thinking about Greece. 

The EU have never done what is BEST for Greece. It has done what is best for the EU and EU banks, while pretending to have an interest in Greece. 

Time is almost up on this little experiment. The people are speaking.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:59 | 2406019 manhunter
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What will they do when they destroy the banking system? Who will fund the government, at what interest rate? How would you like to be a Greek, and get paid in worthless money after your government repudiated its' debt? You think there are riots now? Currently the system is being maintained; it's just not comfortable but it isn't Zimbabwe.

Leave the euro? It's not going to happen.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:41 | 2406200 insanelysane
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What do we need a government for?  So I got to pay a guy that knows less than me about motorcycles $15 to tell me that the bike is safe to ride for another year?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 12:09 | 2406925 JimBowie1958
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Currently the system is being maintained; it's just not comfortable but it isn't Zimbabwe.

Leave the euro? It's not going to happen.

Your  lack of imagination proves nothing other than a lack of imagination on  your part.

If the Greek government based the Drachma on some sort of commodity basket I bet things would recover rather quickly without any national banks at all.


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:16 | 2406092 GeneMarchbanks
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'As Tyler posted yesterday, even tourism down 15% y/y. Because Greece still to expensive. At 50% cheaper, tourist dollars pour into the country. Before you know it Clooney and the Russian mafia, are leaving Lake Cumo (italy) behind and thinking about Greece.'

It doesn't work that way lizzy. Turkey will continue to be a better option for tourists no matter the competition. The 'upside' isn't large enough to potentially set off a stampede into Mykonos resorts.

Weird how macro analysis is always somehow taken as gospel and social mood discarded as irrelevant. Prices don't move people or incentivize as is imagined.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:29 | 2406145 blunderdog
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    tourism down 15% y/y. Because Greece still to expensive.

You don't think the civil unrest was a big factor, huh?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 12:08 | 2406926 Matt
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I thought it said tourism was down by 12.5 percent, with German tourism down from 15 percent of tourists to 3 percent (i.e. Germans make up 12.0 of the 12.5 drop). If that is correct, only 0.5 percent drop from economic conditions and 12 percent drop due to anti-German sentiment and unrest scaring away a big chunk of customers. Leaving the Euro won't bring the Germans back, at least not in the short term.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:55 | 2406014 Non Passaran
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They don't have to leave.
They can simply keep dicking around and the IMF won't send in the next tranche. Game over.
Go gold and silver!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:02 | 2406033 Catullus
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Currency devaluation, banking crisis, funding crisis, depression, and hoarding currency.... they have 4 of those 5 situations going on right now.  Currency devaluation is the only one they don't have.  And if it comes down the Greek government having the money to operate or not, they going to choose the print money route.  No government would make any other choice.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:13 | 2406082 DeadFred
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Money back guarantee that they at least threaten to leave the euro. My question is what that does to the currency. Euro ex-Greece might be sustantially stronger. Certainly it's stronger when it goes ex-everyone-but-Germany. Is there a euro bullish side to this story?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:36 | 2405931 Ivanovich
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I thought buying Greek debt was a no-brainer?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:45 | 2405983 GetZeeGold
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Like a 1000% return last I checked.


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:37 | 2405934 Bag Of Meat
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Well against all odds, Tsipras got out of this trap triumphant. Let's see his next moves.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:37 | 2405936 eigenvalue
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Tsipras the dickhead is NOT against bailout. He is an extortionist. He wants bailout without austerity, which means endless free money from Germany, because he bets that Germany does not have the guts to say "enough is enough" and cut the funding. 

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:41 | 2405964 Bag Of Meat
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The endless money from germany goes to germany, and it has been so since 93' .

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:46 | 2405986 WonderDawg
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Based on recent history, I'd say it's a damn good bet.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:38 | 2405940 grunk
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Don't worry. A total repudiation of the debt followed by a default will not be a credit event under new accounting rules.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:39 | 2405947 PaperBear
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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:43 | 2405969 Bag Of Meat
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Maybe they can pay back with some of those ridiculously flawed submarines they were forced to buy..

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:39 | 2405951 docj
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Nice Greek tragi-comedy - I'm sure there's a can somewhere in Athens or wherever the ECB is located that is getting ready for another good kicking.

Menawhile, I'm getting "Enter to have Dinner with Barack" ads these days. Sheesh - bring back the "" ads, they were less annoying!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:40 | 2405952 JustObserving
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Look like a preemptive strike on gold and silver.  Everytime fiat currencies are threatened, they attack gold and silver.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:40 | 2405958 Benjamin Glutton
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Odious Bankers.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:40 | 2405960 Temporalist
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Greece: Debt, it's all Greek to us.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:41 | 2405961 PaperBear
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How on earth is silver a risk asset ? It's sliding along with the rest.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:50 | 2405994 WonderDawg
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How is it a risk asset? Are you kidding? People speculate on it, which makes it a risk asset, same with gold. Sure, it still has "store of wealth" qualities, but as an industrial metal its value is dependent on demand, and then throw in the speculative aspect, fuck yeah, it's a risk.

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 03:22 | 2419531 MeelionDollerBogus
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How is silver a risk asset?

Ask yourself what you do with it.

Do you leverage up what you paid for it by making stuff from silver and selling it far far above your total cost?

Or do you hold bullion and/or paper contracts based on silver in hopes of trading it later for fiat?

Do you stack silver coinage for barter purposes and actually get to use it for that?

Any time you aim for those goals and they fail that's a proven risk.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:41 | 2405963 PaperBear
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Can we please now have a default at the COMEX for silver.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:44 | 2405978 youngman
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Yesterday was movement from either the dealers or customers in either gold or silver..very strange

Sat, 05/12/2012 - 03:20 | 2419530 MeelionDollerBogus
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already did months ago with MF Global. Comex failed delivery.

You been sleeping for the winter papabear?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:42 | 2405968 Central Wanker
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Popcorn, bitchez!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:43 | 2405972 youngman
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They have to find robosigning somewhere.....

So all those people/ hedge funds/ banks that bought the bonds..or traded for the new ones....what are they thinking right now....were they smart...???

And the IMF that loaned them all that money...were they smart?????

And the ECB that loaned them all that money..were they smart?????

and will they do it again...????

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:53 | 2406001 Non Passaran
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Good points, but why in bold?
Junked for the bold, upped for the content

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:38 | 2406150 Treason Season
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Who the fuck made you judge and jury, your mommy? Tell her to pull the cork out.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:54 | 2406006 GolfHatesMe
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Lindalos Greenademos

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:44 | 2405973 insanelysane
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Can't wait to see what happens when the Northern Europeans show up to confiscate Greek's gold reserves that were "legally" signed over as collateral last month.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:50 | 2405992 Bag Of Meat
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Well they wouldnt have to go very far, half of the mysterious (no1 can actually investigate and aknowledge how much there trully is) greek gold reserves are stored in banks abroad... 

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:43 | 2405974 101 years and c...
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sending the markets lower and not creating gaps.  folks, this is a long term top that has been well planned out. 

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:44 | 2405975 Yes_Questions
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Tsipras says calamari season open


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:43 | 2405976 Josh Randall
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The old "Juan Epstein's Mother" note may be needed to pull this off

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:45 | 2405980 midgetrannyporn
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Wriggle out of the net and be free little greek fish!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:45 | 2405981 Calmyourself
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Tyler has become inured to the repeated violations of common sense and reacts to the ponzi with nary a doe in the headlights..  I too become immune to the flow of the river over the falls.  Let me know when the food runs out..

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:46 | 2405982 ZippyBananaPants
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It's all Feta Cheese and Olive Oil baby!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:51 | 2405999 pragmatic hobo
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... rise of the slaves ...

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:53 | 2406002 Corduroy
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Finally a leader with some balls !

Admit bankruptcy, get of the Euro, don't take any money from any globalist cabal or country (IMF / UK etc), restart the Drachma, and tell any whinging Politicians / Banksters to fuck off !

And if anybody thinks a new election would be any better for the pro Euro / debt repayment brigade they are sadly mistaken.


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:53 | 2406007 Catullus
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The debt's not "legal" but apparently the promises made with that debt are "legal".  And it's true because they voted not to pay the bills. 

Just default on your loans already.  That's perfectly "legal".  It happens all the time. 

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:58 | 2406022 Corduroy
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Exactly, Just default already, it is only electronic 0's anyway...

What I would love to see after that is the global cabal printing money to 'save the system' and trying to tell us that it is for our 'own' good and the 'global' good at the same time...

That argument will be a stupendous fail

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:57 | 2406021 yogibear
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Greece should use the Euro printing presses and start printing. Put origin of bills from other Euro member and flood the EU with these bills esentualy taking down the other members and flooding all of Europe with QE by force.

All you need is one of the states in the US seizing a Federal Reserve bank in the US and printing. Just change the plates state insignia.

LOL, you want to print? The states like California and Illinois can print money.


Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:00 | 2406025 BarryG
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Greece should demand the reparations they are owed by Germany. That would really throw a grenade in the mix!!

Germany is the biggest debt transgressor in history!


Read this!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 08:59 | 2406028 monopoly
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"Greece debt legal". How can that be when it was all put together by robber barons. This is really starting to get interesting. Playing out much slower than most of us would like but as long as you are "armed and ready" both at home, your physical assets and your portfolio, well just be patient.

It is apparent all people will forgo austerity for the printing press. For a politician to go against the grain, is suicide and they will be voted out. Until the printing press is taken away the status quo will continue. And mark my words, the presses will be taken away and THEN the financial funding crisis begins in earnest. As always, the timing.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:08 | 2406058 Corduroy
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It really is not a question of Austerity vs turning on the money Spigot anymore.

It is all about the increasing perception in many populations that Austerity or Turning on the money spigot are only to the benefit of those who do not need to benefit from the activity.

At least with a reset, regardless of whether a path of Austerity or printing occurs...

The citizenry will at least feel 'hope' for a time.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:10 | 2406070 williambanzai7
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Let the rat baiting begin...

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 09:35 | 2406173 Treason Season
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Hey Mr. Tspiras, I'll give you a growth plan!


Do It! Legalize the herb and you'll have half the Western world's youth at your doorstep ready to invest.

Do it!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 12:15 | 2406961 JimBowie1958
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The mind staggers at what they could do with the island of Lesbos; sort of a blend of Amsterdam, Las Vegas, and Bangkok all rolled into one. lolol

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:02 | 2406315 rwe2late
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Repudiation of debts? Why, that‘s equivalent to “nationalization” of foreign assets!

Any such failure by Greece to meets its obligations would be very harmful to Greek citizens.

The US and its partners stand ready to help responsible Greek leaders avoid Greece becoming an outcast of the “international community”.

Hopefully, in spite of any difficulties, the Greek government will be able to peacefully protect its law-abiding citizens. Otherwise international economic sanctions might have to be imposed, and if necessary, even firmer steps taken to “protect civilians“ and “restore order” .

NATO, of course, is closely watching the situation and stands ready to meet any and all threats.

War is a Racket

I helped make Mexico, especially Tampico, safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefits of Wall Street. The record of racketeering is long. I helped purify Nicaragua for the international banking house of Brown Brothers in 1909-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for American sugar interests in 1916.

- Smedley Butler, Major General, USMC.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:27 | 2406453 El
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Greece's debts are not legal. It is the ousted gov't's fault. Here, take them...the shysters who perpetrated this fraud and prosecute and punish them to your heart's content.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:36 | 2406511 Nobody For President
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Does the concept of 'odious debt' mean that the former fin min fat boy head of PASOK now has to pay up? Maybe he will have to go on a diet.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:57 | 2406600 falak pema
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Does this mean a new round of elections making the Euro situation go into zombie zone for another few months while Democracia scratches its collective legislative nuts? I fear so as the faaaaaar left has no where to go to lead a coalition and will thro in the towel like Sonny Liston. (remember him?, if you don't you missed the Louisville lip!).

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