Infographic: Presenting A World Covered In (Hundred Dollar Bill) Debt

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Our friends at Demonocracy have once again surpassed themselves, and have followed up the infographic showing the truckloads of cash that are needed to rescue the insolvent PIIGS, with this masterpiece which, while making the naive assumption that debt is represented by physical paper (when it is nothing but a bunch of electronic ones and zeros stored in various computers around the world), presents in gloriously visual terms precisely what the literal debt burden of the world's would look like expressed in piles of one hundred dollar bills. The result is quite stunning...


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Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:32 | 2144605 I think I need ...
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Live free or die trying bitchez!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:23 | 2144725 trav7777
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it's all just fake money anyhow...who cares?

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:29 | 2144744 GMadScientist
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I bet you can't wait to see all the rap videos with MCs posing with handfuls of collard greens.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:06 | 2144826 JPM Hater001
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Ok, so I've been thinking of what Im going to post here the day Greece hard defaults.  It will have to be extra-snarky cause Im going to copy and paste it to my entire universe...thiis is what I have so far:

"That was some of the best acting I have ever scene when Greece Hard defaulted and the drama dripped from frame to frame.  Who wrote this?  Spielberg?"

Suffice it to say I will use it, corrected for that chart.  "That was some of the best acting I have ever seen for global meltdown and collapse.  Who wrote this?  Robin Williams and Woopie Goldberg?"

I now return you to your regularly scheduled show.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:27 | 2144847 TruthInSunshine
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Fractional Reserve Banking.

The Greatest Ponzi in the history of the human race by a margin of light years.

The real 'Inconvenient Truth' Deeply Captured (by those who control the fractional reserve central banks - they're a tight group) governments, regulators & their proxy in the form of the media don't talk about is the massive debt tsunami that's headed all of humanity's way, and only those who control the fractional reserve central banks have safe & secure perches high above the danger zone for when the devastation takes place.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:36 | 2144858 PersonalRespons...
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Haven't you heard?  Debt is the new "thing", the new "must have"; it shows your wealth.  The more you have, the wealthier you are.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:33 | 2144903 Michael
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I would like to know how many 1 dollar bill stacks equivalent to the national debt would go the Moon?


Proof Democrats are the ones giving us dirty air and dirty water.

200 Million Tons of Aluminum Aerosol Chemtrail Poisoning All Life! Scientific Proof!



Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:47 | 2144914 TruthInSunshine
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Paul Krugman just tweeted:




You are obviously ignorant of The Krugman Rule which states debt doesn't act as a upon economic drag growth, let alone threaten default, until Debt = 337 x National GDP.




Dr. Paul Krugman, Ph.D.


It sounds like he's upset.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:07 | 2144944 Michael
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Who is the most diabolically evil person in the world?

I would like a top 100 list.

How to decide guide;

Aleister Crowley: His Elite Ties and His Legacy

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 05:28 | 2145002 vast-dom
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oh god you racist douchbag. do you even know what Magick is? or how hypocritical and racist ol' Aleister was himself? and yet we may forgive the evol one for at least he was not only brilliant but he was onto some serious self-help shit framed in mysticism. now why don't you go and engrave some swastikas for you good ol' boys down there, eh?

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:37 | 2145608 matrix2012
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I am quite amazed to read ANY ZHer here still blamed either the DEMOCRATIC DONKEY or the REPUBLICAN ELEPHANT for any particular policy or wrongdoing.

Cannot he see it's JUST a LEFT ARM - RIGHT ARM serving the SAME BEAST MASTER???

Ooo, so pathetic, so helpless :-( for ANY one here still perceives in that sense! Yet understandably TROLL will do so :)

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 11:00 | 2145728 Not For Reuse
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LOL $10,000 for a "great" vacation? Maybe a couple decades ago

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 11:45 | 2145914 AGuy
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Debt going To the Moon I say! To the Moon!

How many miles high does a pile of 15.4 Trillion dollar bills go?

"One small step for man, One giant leap to collapse"

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:20 | 2145291 flattrader
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>>>Proof Democrats are the ones giving us dirty air and dirty water.<<<

You really are a hopeless little idiot...or very young and haven't spent much time as a conservationist or an environmentalist.

And FYI, you little dipshit, check the dates on the patent you posted and listen to the dates the men in the video are referring to.  None of them occur during "Democratic" administrations of the past.

And not that it actually matters, because anyone who has spent time as a consevationist or an environmentalist knows better.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:57 | 2145630 Bansters-in-my-...
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Most people I know are to stupid to believe me about chemtrails even if you show them a grid of ten jets in an hour,in an area away from flight paths..

Wake the fuck up people.....

YOU are being sprayed with chemicals DAILY.......


Fri, 02/10/2012 - 12:39 | 2146186 koperniuk666
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Bansters...   Oxygen thief.


Do the world a favor and choke

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 13:41 | 2146529 Kobe Beef
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Japan's 1 quadrillion Yen debt if stacked in 1 Yen coins goes to the sun and back three times.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:44 | 2144999 vast-dom
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collards like iPads are easily digested.

allow me to paste the following, tangentially or not, related to the above:

"LONDON (MarketWatch) -- The International Energy Agency on Friday lowered its estimate for global oil demand growth in 2012 to 800,000 barrels a day, compared to its previous forecast of 1.1 million barrels a day, citing lowered projections for global economic growth. Global GDP growth is revised down to 3.3% for 2012, from the 4.0% level assumed since September, the agency noted. "A two-speed outlook prevails - with robust oil demand growth envisaged in the non-OECD, while demand continues to fall across most of the OECD," the IEA said in its monthly oil market report."


TRANSLATION: higher oil prices will crush the non-existent recovery such that the cover-up of the actual depression will be that much more untenable; ie just like yields and interest rates are hyper-synthetic and subversive, so too will actual real world oil prices hasten the inevitable grand correction.


Insomnia is a motherfucker.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:06 | 2145462 Shizzmoney
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Right....I measn, it amazing that Jon Corzine can get away with what his firm did, just because he has alot of pieces of green paper.

I wish we still had some balls in this back in 1200s Europe, this motherfucker would of been hanged aready.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:53 | 2144790 Thunder_Downunder
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Living free is most of the problem...


Time to pay bitchez! :P

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:01 | 2144809 magnumopusdeislayed
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Said cot daaamn Helicopter Ben does indeed want to begin giving tours of these fictitious stacks o hundies.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 05:12 | 2144990 circusoflife
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Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:33 | 2144610 whoopsing
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I wanna see square footage!

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:48 | 2144652 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Back those trucks up!

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:39 | 2144626 whoopsing
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Talk about a visual of "awash"

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:41 | 2144634 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The wave of forclosures that Obama has just unleashed now has the opportunity to have some great green wallpaper.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:40 | 2144627 Dr. Engali
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I don't see how this can be an issue. Seems like a perfectly sound foundation to build a world economy around. Just don't give the Joker some gasoline and a match.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:48 | 2144655 marcusfenix
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some men can't be threatened, bargained with or bought off... some men just want to watch the world burn.


I guess now would be a great opportunity for the Joker...


love that scene in the dark knight when he burns that huge stack of FRNs.


vote the Joker for president in 2012- burn the house of fiat to the ground.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:52 | 2144666 Dr. Engali
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That was the first thing that popped into my head when I saw this post.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:39 | 2144763 Melville1977
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Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:40 | 2144632 Mr. Lucky
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You aint seen nothing yet.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 07:35 | 2145090 Zero Debt
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If you visualize all the debt in the world as a cube of gold, you will quickly find out that there isn't that much gold.

If you visualize how many taxpayers are needed to pay it off, you will quickly find out that there isn't that many taxpayers.

If you visualize how much oil it will take to pay off the debt....



Fri, 02/10/2012 - 08:03 | 2145115 Withdrawn Sanction
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"If you visualize all the debt in the world as a cube of gold, you will quickly find out that there isn't that much gold."

True, w/the qualification: "at today's per oz. prices." There's actually "plenty" of gold if it's allowed to find an accurate price.

"If you visualize how many taxpayers are needed to pay it off, you will quickly find out that there isn't that many taxpayers."

Also, true w/the qualification: "at today's wage rates."

Both qualifications bring up the point mentioned in the article that $7.6T in debt has to rolled this year against a worldwide savings pool in the $4 to $5T range. Something's gotta give, prices/wages/interest rates, or failed bond auctions. This yawning chasm will prove harder and harder for CBs to fill AND maintain low rates. That probably wont stop them from trying however.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:41 | 2144635 SillySalesmanQu...
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Wow! Cities and a metropolis of Ben 21st building materials...?

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:51 | 2144663 The Deleuzian
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Ya!  Sim City 2012!!!!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:37 | 2144964 OldPhart
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No...STIM City

Just needs another quantatative easing kick in the ass.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 06:46 | 2145048 _ConanTheLibert...
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Sim City: Municipal Meltdown Edition

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 07:27 | 2145082 The Deleuzian
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Now that's funny +1...

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:46 | 2144638 killallthefiat
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Why can't we just print those bills?  Problem solved, non? (Edit: @Lord Wellington below.)

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:49 | 2144654 Dr. Engali
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There's not enough ink to print that much money.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:26 | 2144902 RopeADope
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The U.S is only able to print about 700 mill annually. They could start issuing larger bills but then the populace might start making comparisons to Weimer Germany and put 2 and 2 together.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:42 | 2144641 MyGold
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Interesting image indeed!

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:42 | 2144642 Lord Welligton
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China has debt?



Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:51 | 2144660 Dr. Engali
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Why spend your money when you can spend somebody else's?

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:02 | 2144687 hedgeless_horseman
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All that debt (liability) is someone's asset.  It's the interest, stupid!  You don't think the very wealthy actually work for a living, do you?

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:43 | 2144645 dwdollar
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God save the trees if they actually try to print all of this...

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:28 | 2144852 TruthInSunshine
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Only 3% is in circulation at any given time.

It's mainly binary.

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:47 | 2144650 rlouis
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Y not degauss the computers? 

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 05:21 | 2144995 Reptil
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HA! one well aimed solar flare will do that (EMP).

It'll turn every nuke plant into a flaming vulcano, that too.

oh well.. can't make an omelet without breaking eggs eh? </sarc>

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:49 | 2144656 Yen Cross
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