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Greek Parliament Passes Latest Austerity Vote

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The Greek parliament just passed the latest proposed austerity plan with a majority voting Yes. Judging by the reaction of the EURUSD, which experienced a modest 40 pip short covering squeeze in the last few minutes, one would imagine that today's Greek vote outcome is surprising. It isn't: after all, all Greece has done is promise to do something it won't do in hope it can get another bailout package, this time amounting to €210 billion (of which its people will pocket a de minimis 19%). As we said earlier: "The only real questions are i) what the Greek population may do in response to this latest selling out of a population "led" by an unelected banker, which if history is any precedent, the answer is not much, and ii) how Germany will subvert this latest event, and put the bail [sic] back in Greece's court once again." Sure enough, to paraphrase what we said before, the question now is what the popular Greek response will be having learned its politicians sold it out yet again, which will likely be nothing much, as it is 1 am local time, and as everyone knows revolutions in heavily socialist countries only start between 9 am and 5 pm, with a 2 hour break for siesta. More importantly, keep a close eye on headlines out of Germany. That is all that matters now.


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Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:47 | 2151574 jcia
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Let the revolution begin. Not surprised though. Kick it one more time please!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:51 | 2151586 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The revolution will begin any minute now....any minute.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:53 | 2151594 JohnnyBriefcase
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Yep any minute now...




For real this time...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:57 | 2151609 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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....real soon.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:59 | 2151620 dracos_ghost
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There it is...

Ooops.. nevermind.

Anyday now.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:06 | 2151649 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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[The wind howls]


[The clock ticks]

.....aaaanytime now.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:12 | 2151679 JohnnyBriefcase
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They must be getting reinforcements...


and, like, supplies...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:17 | 2151700 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Good.  When they get back we will be prepared and start.  Ready to start the revolution.... the meantime I guess we should wait for them.

[Checks watch]

Know any good jokes?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:26 | 2151749 Hulk
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The Hulk, a Rabbi and a Baptist minister walk into a bar...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:39 | 2151802 akak
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A white racist, a doommongering asshole and a silver-hating troll walk into a bar together.

The bartender asks: "So, what will you have Trav?"

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:31 | 2152010 Michael
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Collapse off, risk on.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 00:24 | 2152524 AldousHuxley
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U.S is in worst shape than Greece!  --Nouriel Roubini
Sun, 02/12/2012 - 22:34 | 2152326 trav7777
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a really stupid self-hating mudsharking fag walks into a bar and the bartender says, "akock get the fuck out of here."

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 00:59 | 2152568 The Big Ching-aso
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The Greeks need to fight back with a huge erection.   I mean insurrection.   Whatever.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 01:10 | 2152583 boogerbently
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.....a priest a minister and a rabbi walk into a bar and the bartender says, what is this, a joke?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 04:58 | 2152823 Colonial Intent
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It's this sort of name calling that upsets me most..............

We all know Trav7777 is paranoid enough to have a few silver coins hidden where only the TSA can find em.

Right Trav?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:31 | 2151777 JohnnyBriefcase
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Something, something ouzo.

Something, something gyros.


Am I doing this right?


[falls asleep]

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 22:35 | 2152329 trav7777
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why the fuck should Greece get a bailout???

Greece should simply be cut loose.  No bailouts, nothing.  Expel from euro let the greeks produce.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 02:30 | 2152722 StychoKiller
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Apparently, Greek politicians are high on Bozonium™ if they "think" they've solved anything with this "vote!"

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:27 | 2151755 macholatte
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The "Revolution" has happened. The Banksters have taken over. That is your revolution.

Oh? You were expecting the sheeple to do something?  Well, they did. They had their Union organized movement/party. It's over. Go home.


A revolution is impossible without a revolutionary situation; furthermore, not every revolutionary situation leads to revolution.
Vladimir Lenin

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.
Henry Ford

Methods of thought which claim to give the lead to our world in the name of revolution have become, in reality, ideologies of consent and not of rebellion.
Albert Camus

Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy.
Franz Kafka

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 21:05 | 2152122 oldman
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Hey Macho,

isn't 'sheeple' a synonym for shit-eater?

and if so why not call it like it is

the banksters win by default as usual


maybe what we need in the us are more Greeks

At least, they show they have huevos


Mon, 02/13/2012 - 01:12 | 2152585 boogerbently
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....everyone who HATES the way things have been going, keep voting for the same morons....

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 22:39 | 2152334 Calmyourself
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"23.05 GMT+2 A gun shop in Omonoia, Athens, has been looted" From DF Mish.. fwiw

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:58 | 2151614 Vampyroteuthis ...
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The black debt hole grows deeper leading to the unrest. Debts than can not be paid won't be.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:50 | 2151855 max2205
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Glad I backed up the truck on those 1,400% bonds.....weeeeee

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 23:42 | 2152470 economics1996
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You hit it big!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:57 | 2151613 ekm
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Revolutions begin only when people are HUNGRY, literally.

Case in point:


-Hence, food prices go thru the roof

-Hence, bread prices go thru the roof

-Hence egyptians that would spend 70% of income to just buy bread, now would not afford to buy food.

-Hence, people go kukuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:58 | 2151616 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Isn't that what is happening with the Europonzi?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:05 | 2151645 ekm
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Well, Benny initiated it and ordered his buddies to follow thru.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:26 | 2151752 nmewn
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Cocainated like it.

Ain't nobodys bidniss but my own...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:45 | 2151833 ekm
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My copyright.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:47 | 2151841 ekm
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the song was quite fitting

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:57 | 2151890 nmewn
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The song & the vid...lured & teased him, got him all tied up and helpless, then bit him right in the neck as everyone just watched.

The copyright will be respected ;-)

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:02 | 2151907 ekm
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As I said above. you're just a son of a good mother.

I got hooked to this Taj Majal. I love blues jazz.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:00 | 2151898 ekm
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Son of good mother.

You just got me hooked to this Taj Majal. I love blues jazz.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:42 | 2151824 francis_sawyer
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Hence egyptians that would spend 70% of income to just buy bread, now would not afford to buy food

Apparently... Bread isn't considered food in Egypt

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:48 | 2151845 ekm
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Thx thx thx a looooooooot

That's absolutely symbolic of the whole uprising.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 02:34 | 2152728 StychoKiller
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That bread was for an afternoon lunchbreak, protesting is hard work...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 22:55 | 2152361 Calmyourself
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Right, only hunger creates the conditions for true change, however evaporation of the revolution has always been the danger, leaving the slime of authoritarians in charge..

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:10 | 2151657 Bangin7GramRocks
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Is that the Ron Paul revolution? Oh yeah, that's right. It's already over. Is this the black swan or the tipping point or something? I bet this time the collapse wil finally occur and our descent back to the stone aged gold standard will begin. Preppers everywhere rejoice!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 21:58 | 2152261 pods
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Everything is fine.  Go back to sleep.

As an aside, Charlie Sheen didn't START OUT bangin 7 grams rocks.

Debt is like drugs that way.



Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:38 | 2152031 zanza
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EUR dropping bitches!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 22:00 | 2152265 stocktivity
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Ho-hum...futures way up...rally on.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 01:06 | 2152575 boogerbently
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(Angela Merkel heard angrily harassing her advisors)

"But you SWORE these austerity measures would be more than they would EVER agree to."

"Now how are we ever going to get out of this?"

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:49 | 2151577 7thCardinal
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now the hot potato is in Frau Angela's hands...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:04 | 2151644 Sudden Debt
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Now when the Greeks lose that 200 billion.. Or missplace it... Whatever....
I wonder how that cow will explain it to the rest of Germany that they need to caugh up another 300 billion to save greece by 2014.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:15 | 2151688 disabledvet
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To whom does it get "coughed up to" tho? Greece? Or the German/Swiss and French banks?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:22 | 2151724 sessinpo
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Greek QE3

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:22 | 2151730 dracos_ghost
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In all seriousness, doesn't the German Parliament still have to pass something in referendum to bless the release of funds -- or it that moot at this point? Could be short lived celebration for the banksters.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 22:00 | 2152266 pods
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Well it is not like these bailouts are really going to change anything.

Just lets them bide their time before the people wake up and realize there is no spoon.

And realize that uncomfortable feeling in their backsides is not their proctologist.


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 23:40 | 2152465 Oracle of Kypseli
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By then, most islands will belong to Germany

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 00:45 | 2152556 chump666
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She was able to take over a country without invading it, as 200+ Greek politicians just handed Greece over to the German cartel.  Problem is, she just set Europe alight again...yes again.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:49 | 2151578 spdrdr
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That's a brave move by the members of the Greek Parliament - are there not general elections due in April 2012?

Every single one of them is going to be voted out, unless a state of emergency is declared, postponing elections indefinitely.


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:50 | 2151585 dwdollar
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Riiight... Since when were elections legitimate?

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 04:48 | 2152822 Colonial Intent
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Thats why the greek PM tried to replace the heads of the greek armed forces back in fall 2011.

(they think) They know what is coming and have anticipated it.


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:49 | 2151581 sethstorm
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Now will it end up being open season on the politicians that voted for it?

The games have now begun.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:17 | 2151699 scatterbrains
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for real i would think the greeks would burn down all the politicians assets..any that can be identified.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 23:26 | 2152432 FreeNewEnergy
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Yep, some general in Syria got woofed today.

Wonder why nobody wants to "save" the Syrians?


It's a test ground for totalitarianism. The elites of europe and the US are watching closely. Shoulda paid more attention to Zimbabwe. Mugabe wrote the book on middle class bloodshed and destruction.

Hey, aren't you supposed to be watching the Grammys?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:49 | 2151582 Ancona
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Hahahahahhahah! Let the petrol bombs fly!

I can't wait to see what happens to gold and silver.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:18 | 2151705 Stuck on Zero
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Gold is headed lower.  Government Leprechauns at work!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:54 | 2151873 Orly
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Risk off, amigo.  Time to reverse your mind-set about these things.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:24 | 2151742 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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That is some of the weirdest action I have ever seen.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:51 | 2151587 mktsrmanipulated
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net net bad for the euro more added to the balance sheet of the fed...thats all that happens here it weakens the euro...also germany still has to say yes

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:54 | 2151597 Orly
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It seems that way.  The fact that the Euro "spiked" 30-pips on this news sounds very, very slippery.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:59 | 2151618 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Orly, bailouts are bullish!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:04 | 2151642 Orly
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Judging by the action over the past two to three weeks in the USD, especially relative to the Japanese yen, I would opine that it's different this time.

I gotta feeling this gon' git ugly.


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:10 | 2151668 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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We were on the same page concerning the charts, but I didn't think Greece would get bailed out this time.  It will get ugly before it gets better, but once again, I'm going to have to throw in the towel and step back and watch from the sidelines this week.  Who knows where the ponzi will collapse next.

Yen, dollar, euro, theys all ugly.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:20 | 2151716 Orly
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I don't know if you have kids, Mr. Hendrix, but there's only so many times they can listen to the lame bedtime story wherein the Princess gets saved...again.  Comes a time when the effect and the message wear ever-so-thin.  Soon enough, they are relishing stories of Earl, the Evil Bunny, complete with sinister hand-shadows cast from a lamp beneath the blanket.

Seems to me it's time for the Evil Bunny to make his appearance.  I'll have to clear my throat and practice the laugh: <<kicks shadow-head back...>> Bwahahahahahahahahahaha-haha-ha-haaaaaaaaaaaah!  <<wiggles evil ears...>>


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:25 | 2151745 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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But Ben Bernanke doesn't like Evil Bunny!


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:02 | 2151633 mktsrmanipulated
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forget 30 pips from friday close the eur future is up .65 would have thought higher

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:03 | 2151640 boogerbently
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Like here in the US, unbelievable. The more it's diluted, the more it's worth.

Gold will be up, by the SAME illogic. Gold follows the dollar, EU up against the USD, USD "perceived" as weaker, gold up!

It doesn't need to make sense, as long as it's predictable. LOL

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:34 | 2151788 mktsrmanipulated
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i am not being antagonistic but i think you dont understand the relationship rt weak dollar = higher gold just like all commodities ---reasoning it costs more dollars to buy that same good ....if the dumb ass public understood why they are paying these gas prices....rather than the fabricated news--ie iran and the straights of hormuz--- there would be a revolt here

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:05 | 2151638 slaughterer
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"Net bad for the euro"?  Are you crazy?   Watch the EUR/USD short queeze of the century unfold this week. The 90% that did not cover last week will be checking into the Robotrader permabull troll hospital by Tuedsday.   And they will be buried in slaughterer's bear graveyard by Wednesday.  MDB will take care of the obituaries.   

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:53 | 2151588 slaughterer
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ES 1380 this week// AAPL to $550 thanks to Greek politicians selling out their citizens.    With a little more paid-for anarchistic molotovs Germany will have their proof they extracted enough pain to fund the "bottomless pit."  Welcome to the end.  

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:54 | 2151596 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Can I get a DJ 36,000?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:07 | 2151651 boogerbently
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"Greek politicians selling out their citizens" ??? You're a democrat, aren't you?


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:47 | 2151840 GMadScientist
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(Fake) austerity for a bailout that won't work and only helps banksters? You're a Republican aren't you?


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:58 | 2151893 Orly
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Good to know that there are still people in the world who believe in the red/blue paradigm.  Makes me feel so 1985.

Big hair, pastels.  <<Sighs>>

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:36 | 2152024 Spastica Rex
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And leg warmers.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 21:43 | 2152223 WonderDawg
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I loved the Olivia Newton John leg warmer look.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:53 | 2152083 GMadScientist
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Wrong, but thanks for playing!

Ivan Boesky says hi.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 23:16 | 2152395 Bansters-in-my-...
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Hey booger.....

Stop picking your nose for a minute and listen up.

Are you still hung up on the "democrat" .republican,thingy are you...???

Speaking of "clueless".... I see you doubled up.

Fucking idiot.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:48 | 2151808 mktsrmanipulated
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really so adding to the balance sheet of the ECB is bullish for currencies.....the euro isnt strong the dollar is weak...thats it..look at it vs other currencies---dont tel me japananese yen ----that and the us $ are carry plays thats it.


As for the short squeeze of the century....ever think that they were squeezed for the last 6 big handles??? maybe now will reenter because news is now out???? and if it doesnt rally much more longs will start to bail....who are you ROBO


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:57 | 2151889 fonzannoon
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slaughterer you called the top three weeks ago. You have had that big of a change of mind?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:53 | 2151593 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Good to see all governments are still all in this together.  At least this way when we take them down we know there isn't any one of them on our side. 

Except maybe Iceland.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:53 | 2151595 maxmad
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The slaughterer will get slaughtered this week-when Angela kicks this back!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:55 | 2151601 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Angela loves this deal.  Greek austerity, bankers get paid, no one has read the measure, it's perfect.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:57 | 2151606 slaughterer
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Angie likes social unrest in Greece: makes it look like she put the boot to Greece, and she is not wasting German taxpayer money if the Greeks are writhing like that.   If the figures add up to the target 120% GDP (and former ECB hack Papademos will make it so add up), then Angie will send Papademos the check with a kiss on it.  

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:58 | 2151615 maxmad
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Riight.,  Like Germans want to bail them out anymore....

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:01 | 2151627 slaughterer
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What German citizens want no longer matters.    The systems dictate the reality.    Name an opponent to Angie that has a chance .  <crickets>

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:54 | 2151598 littleguy
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I feel sorry for the can. Been kicked so many times.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:55 | 2151602 maxmad
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Its not the cans they'll run out of, its the road!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:18 | 2151967 francis_sawyer
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the whole parabolic curve is about to curve over on itself... Pretty soon, when you kick the can it's going to hit you in the ass...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:54 | 2151599 Peter_Griffin
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We are fighting for austerity while the Greeks are fighting against austerity.  Silly fuckers.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:58 | 2151617 Greenhead
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They got high on banker juice, now they are suffering the hangover.  Besides, now they will be German subjects, too bad they have sold out their autonomy.


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 23:24 | 2152429 Bansters-in-my-...
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Hey Peter_Griffin....

Who the fuck gave you the right to speak for "we"

Fuck Off.

"we" are fighting to end the Fucking Federal Resrve System. So our goverments are no longer slaves to interest payments....that can NEVER be paid back.

How much does your country spend to service interest on your national debt.?????

I think austerity measures would not be needed if you's killed the parasite.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 19:11 | 2155626 Peter_Griffin
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O I C....  you want the government to wipe your ass.  Couldn't cut it without foodstamps?  And if what you're crying about is the interest on our debt then you should be sucking Bernanke's dick for artificially keeping interest rates low.  Fuckin wana be commie.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:57 | 2151608 cnx
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"keep a close eye on headlines out of Germany. That is all that matters now."

Considering that there will be Greek general elections in April and none of the yes-sayer parties will be able to gain majority in parliament, thus requiring coalition with some party that defied the bill, it would be indeed unwise for Germany to lay much trust on this vote.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:57 | 2151610 alien-IQ
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Not until they set Parliament on fire, hopefully while it's fully occupied with politicians, will I believe that there is a chance of any real change taking place.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 18:59 | 2151619 slaughterer
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EUR/USD to 1.38.  Call it Stolper's Revenge.  

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:00 | 2151622 alien-IQ
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Let's see what kind of Gap up we get on the /ES.

Should have that answer in about 20 seconds.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:00 | 2151625 Reese Bobby
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If TPTB are willing to print all fiat in unlimited amounts do you think they won't throw a little down the worm-hole to stoke the EUR for laughs?  Wait for the coordinated response and fake positive announcement in the U.S. tomorrow.  It's the same tune over and over now.  And Greece never mattered except on a human level, (the concept of which makes TPTB giggle).

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:00 | 2151626 The Alarmist
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Hey, cut the protestors some slack ... they worked through the weekend.  In fact, they might not even re-start rioting at 9 a.m. tomorrow, since under Greek labour law they are entitled to comp time for having worked the weekend.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:01 | 2151628 dwdollar
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All in all, this was pretty boring. I expected a little more from the Greek people after spending yet another year in economic ruin.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:09 | 2151660 slaughterer
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Don't you get it?  The Greek people are tired of rebelling over the sums they squandered on the Islands in 2006-2008.  

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:25 | 2151735 dwdollar
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Do you realize how much could be accomplished in a chaotic situation like that when all the police are busy lobing tear gas at the mobs? Damn... talk about opportunity... So the lazy ass Greeks just stay at home and watch TV... Jesus...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:01 | 2151629 Olympia
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Loan sharks knew that if they took the dollars printing machines under their control they could suffocate the world ...they could initially suffocate USA and after taking the USA from the Americans, they could move and suffocate the whole world and take the countries from their people.

FED printed cheap money and loansharking multiplied this money in an unnatural way within the American economy boarders and they discarded them abroad so that they did not threaten USA. USA became the first state in the world with artificial “breathing”...

It cannot be possible but just in the USA for only the last year, more than one million houses were seized. It cannot be impossible but the New World has returned to tents and shelters ..has returned to the ages of Columbus. It cannot be possible that we allow to a few loan sharks looting the toils and the assets of people...


Global Debt Crisis


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:01 | 2151631 Sudden Debt
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Jeezzz..... That was a easy way to secure the 200 billion loot without a war...
They'll do shit about they promised and Greece will be a debt slave for the next 100 years.

Now let's give some money to Portugal, Ireland, Italy and Spain to while we're at it...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:11 | 2151671 Olympia
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The greatest private fraud of human history.
Who are the great fraudsters who are becoming the murderers of the human kind? How does the economy "illness" threaten Democracy and the freedom of people?
By knowing what happened in indebted Greece, where loan sharks created “bubbles” and the current inhuman debt, one can understand the inhuman plan in total ...understand where this plan started just to bring all states at the same end ...understand how this type of plans are established...

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:13 | 2151680 slaughterer
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SD, THAT is the plan: money for everybody.  Got gold?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:50 | 2151856 GMadScientist
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We have opened the bidding at 140% of GDP. Do I hear 150?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:01 | 2151632 Everybodys All ...
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The theatre is absurd. Perhaps you might call it a Greek tragedy. Yeah that pretty much sums it up.

Mon, 02/13/2012 - 04:40 | 2152817 Colonial Intent
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Comical Tragedy or Tragical Comedy?

I'm Just Sayin............

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:04 | 2151641 pleseus
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Print, Bailout, Print, Bailout, Print.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:04 | 2151643 Rathmullan
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Failed leadership! The Greek people can undo this! The pitchforks in Athens just as they will be in D.C. in less than 4 years.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:06 | 2151646 Dermasolarapate...
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How do you say 'NINJA' in Greek?

Zero down loan, no job (GDP growth), no assets and no evidence of ever paying back.

Is Mozillo, King of the NINJAs in charge of the ECB?

I'm waiting for the 'trickle down' effect------$250 oil and $6 gasoline.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:53 | 2151867 GMadScientist
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They pronounce it 'Euro'.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:03 | 2151912 Orly
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Angelo?  The FireFox?  Is he still alive?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:05 | 2151647 oogs66
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The deathbed of democracy

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:38 | 2152034 pufferfish
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Democracy was born, and died, in the same country.



Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:07 | 2151652 Sudden Debt
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Sex, Drug and Bailouts Bitchez!!!!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:16 | 2151696 alien-IQ
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Sex and drugs are justifiable.

The bailouts...not so much.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:08 | 2151655 Money 4 Nothing
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Gold and Silver prices are spiking up, but I don't really know why?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:10 | 2151665 slaughterer
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Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:27 | 2151754 Money 4 Nothing
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Gold spiked up $35.00 and settle right back down in a flash.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:10 | 2151664 ekm
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Did you confirm the ATM rumour? Are they out of cash?

That's real news. Same thing happened in Mexico and Argentina prior to default, as per Michael Pettis.

click below


Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:10 | 2151666 Bruce Krasting
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Amazing. Athens burns and Euro catches a bid. It all makes perfect sense, right?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:12 | 2151675 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Perfect cents for the banksters.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:32 | 2151781 disabledvet
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"buy when there's blood in the streets."'s a manufactured crisis...and we all have our roles to play. What's our role as "Zero Hedgers" i wonder?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:35 | 2151793 booboo
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Burning buildings=more debt=more money creation=infinite ponzi. Bankers are popping more boners then a boy scout jamboree at a nudist colony.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:12 | 2151677 Olympia
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...the barbarians, who forced beautiful Europe to get down Zeus’“back” and made her a prostitute ...the unworthy Europeans, who in 1945 “took Europe down” from “Mount Olympus” and in 2012 relinquished “enslaved” Europe to the Phoenician loan sharks.

Germans are proved to be the easy solution to breach Europe’s door. Whoever wishes to “set foot” on Europe and demolish it, the only thing he has to do is to “fool” the Germans. For a second time in less than fifty years, Europe’s idiots become the victims of foreigners and they serve their interests at the expense of Europe...



The German traitors of Europe along with the Phoenicians from Asia may have forced Europe to get down from the "back” of the Greek “bull”, but it remains to be seen how they shall pull it through with the “bull”.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:15 | 2151693 ekm
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Yes, sir.

When central banks become the major and sometimes the only player in a market, it's no longer a market, it's slaughter house. I learned this from you.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:42 | 2151818 ekm
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By the way, for Balkanian standards, this is NOT much of a burn. It's quite normal for an un-supervised soccer game.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:50 | 2151848 SwingForce
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Well yes, hi Bruce. When you figure Papademos put his people on the line for EU80 Billion more than was expected, and EU64.8 Billion of it goes to the banksterz, its a great thing. This is a crime of epic proportions, I am truly amazed that the Government of Greece has the gall to pull this shit. UNFKNBLVBL (got grafitti?).

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:10 | 2151667 Catullus
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Are the Police going to turn on the government or is the German-appointed budget commissar going to be allowed in the country?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:11 | 2151670 Dre4dwolf
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If I was greece, I would take the bailout money to a casino, it would be better spent that way then spent on their govt.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:57 | 2151886 GMadScientist
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Funny you should mention because that's exactly where it's going.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:11 | 2151672 joq
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Grats Greeks, The plutocracy just sold your soul.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:14 | 2151682 slaughterer
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I t is kind of nostalgic to think that the soul existed in the first place.  

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:13 | 2151681 fightthepower
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Take names and hang the motherfuckers who voted yes, hang their families too.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:15 | 2151686 agent default
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So Greece has officialy decided to become Disneyland.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:15 | 2151689 navy62802
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Athens looks like a freaking war zone in these pics. Not that we should be surprised though.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:15 | 2151691 radicall
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Agree with the analysis - here is my takeaway from the opposition:


Greek opp leader asks to "stay alive" and to fight after elections "to negotiate and change the policy that has been imposed on us"

Greek Opposition Leader: Future Eurobond Issuance Opportunity Shouldn't Miss [Dow Jones]

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:16 | 2151694 Racer
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Another pillaging of the people's earnings to stuff the fat cat banksters wallets

WAKE UP sheeple, you are being bled dry of the pittance you have to feed these money grabbers

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:44 | 2151828 disabledvet
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doesn't get any more awake than the Greeks...does it?

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:16 | 2151695 Tunga
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In order to save Athens we shall have to destroy it. Only then can we see what's in it. Transitorily speaking of course. 

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:19 | 2151706 maxmad
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Should have sold the news...... 3...2...1.... Angela is getting shaky on turning over the money!

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:21 | 2151707 Coldfire
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So the can kicking continues. I suppose it was too much to expect a proper resolution. But the externally imposed austerity measures are laying the groundwork for a revolution.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 19:19 | 2151714 alien-IQ
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The "Personal Security Services for Greek Politicians" business is about to enter a serious and prolonged bull market.

Sun, 02/12/2012 - 20:57 | 2152100 sethstorm
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Along with the assassination market.

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