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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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Cigars optional<>

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:51 | 2144658 AmazingLarry
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Jenga, bitchz. 

Not too sure how much of a "party" this counterparty clusterfuck has become...

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:51 | 2144661 Lord Welligton
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What the fuck is China doing with $1Trn of debt.

Who the fuck owns all this debt?

If not China & India who?

Pension funds?

Bye bye pension.

Never going to be paid.






Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:57 | 2144678 Yen Cross
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 L/W it is 3T China has been rinse washing, ACB>

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:26 | 2144732 Lord Welligton
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A matter of offsetting fiat debt?



Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:55 | 2144791 Yen Cross
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 You make me right! Lord Wellington is  back >

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:15 | 2144834 merizobeach
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A couple reasons for Chinese debt: the national government is now bailing out the municipal governments who were green-lighted to deficit spend to stave off the '08 collapse; muni debt in China, brought to our attention courtesy of Tyler, now exceeds US$1.4Tn.  Another reason for Yuan bonds is that the IMF, via DSK, rejected China's application to join the SDR on the official basis that there is not enough liquidity in the RMB and that not enough places in the world accept RMB as legal tender or as convertible currency; China is addressing these issues.  As an aside, the third and unofficial reason for not including the RMB in the SDR is that the USD is already included, and a USD-pegged RMB would not offer the SDR any greater stability or measure of value.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 06:02 | 2145027 moskov
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IMF will be destroyed by China soon. Wait and see

Thu, 02/09/2012 - 23:58 | 2144679 BlackholeDivestment
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...mark of the prophetic beast ...Bitchez.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:02 | 2144688 goodrich4bk
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What's the problem?  Every debt is an asset.  So when you way we are "awash" in debt, we are awash in assets.  But then that doesn't generate much fear, does it?

No, the problem is not the absolute quantity of debt but whether the amount of debt can continue to expand at a rate that will support economic growth and, therefore, the income to service the debt.  It's all about flow.  Once the amount of debt exceeds the amount that can be serviced from current income, the credit contraction begins and doesn't stop until income stabilizes and debts are liquidated to a levell that can once again be serviced with existing income.

So the more important visual is income to debt ratios under different interest rate assumptions.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:13 | 2144712 Tyler Durden
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Incorrect. As more and more debt is "created" the assets that collateralize it become of lower and lower quality and the ROA of most recently encumbered assets is far less than the previous ones. This explains why interest rates (i.e. the cost of capital) have to keep going down to avoid depleting equity. Call it a late cycle desire of companies to cash out and instead of investing in capex and growing ROA, ROI, and ROE, to maximize equity to shareholders, but it is a definite phenomenon with a few occasional exceptions. What is the cumulative default rate over their lifetime of all companies who have ever hit a BB credit rating: at least 80% of them default.

Additionally, in Europe 80% of all debt is secured. In the US 40% is secured, meaning 60% is unsecured, and guaranteed merely by cash flows. When the cash flows cease, one's best hope is to get a debt for equity conversion or lose everything.  At least in Europe the banks will recover something. In the US, there will be zero recoveries when the default wave begins. However, it also explains why the ECB is forced to resort to collecting the most toxic and worthless of collateral (such as today) in order to fund banks as all the good collateral has already been pledged. 

The transition away from bank debt to bonds as good callteral is exhausted over the past several decades can be seen below.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:20 | 2144721 Yen Cross
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 Tyler you are both right indirectly. Why do you waste your time? That is Why a " Mid Summers Night Dream", was written.

  Shakespeare, Good Stuff!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:23 | 2144728 The Deleuzian
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The Bailout Bubble...Could it ever pop!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:25 | 2144731 J 457
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I used to think there was a tipping point, but looking at Japan, it seems the US could drag this out for years by printing and increasing debt.  Perhaps the end will come when no one will buy the debt.  This surely ties into the importance of the USD remaining as reserve currency.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:34 | 2144755 The Deleuzian
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It has everything to do with the USD and its reserve status..We're already at the Minsky Ponzi Finance stage 

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 06:57 | 2145050 _ConanTheLibert...
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Bingo. The importance of countries moving to other currencies for oil transactions is huge. The US empire and USD reserve status is crumbling.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 12:31 | 2146136 matrix2012
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Just look at how the fading empire hunted down each oil producer that tried to switch away from USD (Iraq, Libya)... at present the fast and furious attempts are directing to Syria with the final destination, Iran.

Btw the former IMF head, DSK, fell down for ever proposing EUR for oil. 

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:31 | 2144746 hack3434
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Golf clap.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:11 | 2144831 simone
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What are the units for the graphic?

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:10 | 2144952 saulysw
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Um, a $100 US dollar note. Start at the top of the graphic and work down.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 05:44 | 2145012 simone
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Thanks for the help dear, but I was replying to a comment and not the main article.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:53 | 2145693 Struan
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Those are years on the x axis.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 13:48 | 2145979 DaddabhaJataka
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Surprisingly, on the vertical axis the units are dB-kilokumquats (deciBels using one thousand kumquats or a kilokumquat as a reference, notated as dBkkqt), so that 40 dBkkqt equals 10 million kumquats.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 22:11 | 2148449 chindit13
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The short version---I'm one to talk---is risk is mispriced.  The degree of mispricing is partially, though not completely, a function of the cost and availability of debt.  It's also a function of stupidity, or bad credit analysis, which is possible under any system.

By the way, what is the definition of "secured"?  If collateral securing Euro-debt has a market value of 50% of pledged value (quite possible if realizing collateral value becomes necessary), nobody is better off.  Then on a different but related topic, there is the security that comes with being a senior debtholder, as in the Chrysler bailout.  I guess this is why it takes a blog to explain it all.


Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:31 | 2144747 dalkrin
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Highly spurious argument.  Try drawing money from an underwater bank account, and see whether the teller agrees with your logic.  Plus and minus signs cannot be magically reversed.  Go ask Madoff why he didn't just use your trick and earn a real 50 billion.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:07 | 2144949 The Proletariat
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"Every debt is an asset.".......even if it can't be paid back????

"No, the problem is not the absolute quantity of debt but whether the amount of debt can continue to expand at a rate that will support economic growth and, therefore, the income to service the debt"....hilarous, good one

You must be a CPA, don't start a business anytime soon.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:07 | 2144697 Catullus
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Does this account for the $1 quadrillion in gross notional derivatives?

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:22 | 2144845 merizobeach
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Obviously not.  But it was included in the XKCD graphic that was posted here a couple months ago.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:07 | 2144698 HungrySeagull
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A W E S O M E!!!!


O M F G!!!!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:15 | 2144714 Yen Cross
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 Is there any end to this" neanderthal", BullShit?

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:25 | 2144733 DarthVaderMentor
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Russia and Banana Republics are looking better every day!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:31 | 2145330 Calculated_Risk
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That's because they defaulted and vaporized any savings their citizens aquired.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:26 | 2144737 ctlaltDEL
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Ahhhh, nothing to worry about, probably all fits on a 1TB drive.

Hope they have it backed up!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 07:44 | 2145099 nmewn
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So true on a host of levels, actually its brilliant. 

And it all holds together in time & space under the notion of contract law, which was proven to be broken and/or selectively enforced.

We're all free radicals now ;-)

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:33 | 2144749 blindman
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February 10, 2012 at 12:08 pm
...."To the point: The whole US and global banking systems have over the past decade or two (hic) have immersed themselves totally in the property market, and in particular, in the Residential Markets with the result that property prices have been grossly inflated due to the debt availability accelerator. That is, the more debt available (easy credit, no deposit, interest only schema, etc.) the faster the distribution of debt and the greater amount of debt in total - until saturation (an unknown known). Of course, the Banks add these house price debt obligation to their balance sheet in the form of assets.

And, or so, you ask? Well, if the Banks marked down their assets in the form of these houses by say the market rate, and that being less `50%+ or so, then those Banks would all be totally bankrupt. To get around this, the Federal government allowed the Banks to value their assets as they liked or as was convenient. Another set of Laws abolished in the sweep of the Presidential Robo-pen. (Yes, the President of the USA has an auto-Robo-pen that signs for him – perhaps they should have called it the auto-masta-pen?).

Unemployment in the USA according to John Williams is around 22.4%/ 47 million people on food stamps and over half of the US household are receiving some sort of benefit/inflation ~6%. Just who now wants to buy a house apart for the sharp speculators and fleet of foot flippers. The Banks sells you a house; there is no mortgage/ no deed of transfer and the chances of having it repossessed by the same bank or by a different Bank before you even actually move in, are odds on. There is now no guarantee of Title.

The point: The Banks globally are invested almost totally in the property debt markets, in fact, in Australia it is the only real game in town as our tractable “leadership” ("Law-makers" Ha) have ensured by being so directed by the direct influence of the Bankers themselves. IOW Banks’ profits are now collapsing Worldwide; have collapsed Worldwide and are being propped up only by being allowed to mark their assets to fantasy and the transfer of public monies and long term future commitments of the unborn from the unwashed to the Banks.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 03:55 | 2144939 old naughty
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Great post.

"...just as the shark, that must keep moving, the Bank must keep lending, or die."

Thanks for sharing, no-blind man.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:27 | 2145309 blindman
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he has an incredible web site. pjb
"Leadership" - aka The Order of the White Feather
check the history of posts and the side bar stuff.
like a university on the interweb. free.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 08:37 | 2145072 matrix2012
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Thanks blindman for the link!! What a great comment from Verbewarp there... thought-provoking lines, inspiring hope to this bleak world!


Readers here shouldn't miss the MAIN link there about the 

Plague In Australia: Frank Lowy!


Land Destroyer: Globalists' Australian Nexus

A globalist rat's nest amidst the rise of Asia.
by Tony Cartalucci

Addendum: A description of Lowy Institute's involvement regarding the formation of a planetary regime, as illustrated in selected articles (this list will be updated):

Regarding the climate change hoax: The [Australian] PM's Address to the Lowy Institute via The Australian.

- Regarding US-Australian military integration: "Planners make the case for US bases" via The Australian.

- Regarding the contrivance of an World Internet Organization to regulate the Internet globally: "The Shadow of Cyber Regulation" via ISN, by Lowy Institute's Jonas Rey.

- Promoting Australia's commitment to endless war in Afghanistan: "More to do in Oruzgan " via The Sydney Morning Herald, by Lowy Institute Non-Resident Fellow, Dr Rodger Shanahan.


Bangkok, Thailand July 5, 2011 - Meet the Lowy Institute. Filled with big business interests and perhaps the most degenerate, depraved minds humanity has yet produced, it poses as an "independent international policy think tank," whose objective is to "generate new ideas and dialogue on international developments and Australia’s role in the world." The word "independent" is somewhat confusing, but what is clear is that it is yet another Fortune 500 run policy and propaganda clearinghouse serving not Australia, but rather the global corporate-financier elite.

Notable corporate members include JP Morgan, Rothschild, Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Bank, and Chevron. While Australian brands like Qantas, BHP Billiton, and the National Australian Bank appear more "indigenous" in nature, the reality is that their boards, like everything in the globalist realm, are an ongoing game of musical chairs between all of the worlds globalist, multinational corporations. For example, BHP Billiton's board of directors alone features Jacques Nasser, formerly of Ford Motor Company and JP Morgan, John Buchanan formally of British Petroleum and Vodafone, Carlos Cordeiro formally of Goldman Sachs, David Crawford formally of Bank of America, and the list goes on and on.

The Lowy Institute's board of directors is something to behold. Sitting at the top, is 80 year-old,accused tax evader, Australian-Israeli Frank Lowy, after whom the institute is named. He currently oversees the Westfield Group, was a board member of the Reserve Bank of Australia, and sits upon the board of directors of the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) - not of Australia, but of Israel. Joining him is son Peter Lowy, who is also a Lowy Institute board member, a RAND Corporation trustee, and a board member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council - not of Australia, but of the United States. Also on the board amongst several others, is Professor Ross Garnaut of the University of Melbourne as well as Australian National University (ANU), Ian Macfarlane formally of the Reserve Bank of Australia, Goldman Sachs, and Temasek Holdings, Professor Robert O'Neill of the corporate-stackedInternational Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), and a former head of ANU's Strategic and Defense Studies Centre.

Perhaps most disturbing however is the inclusion of Brookings Institution's Martin Indyk, the co-author of the, frankly speaking, insane "Which Path to Persia?" report where Indyk, fellow Lowy associate Michael O'Hanlon, and others conspired against the nation of Iran to fund known terrorist organizations, engineer fake street protests, buy off members of the Iranian military, and even attempt to provoke Iran into a war it was disinterested in fighting - not for national security, but for what Indyk, O'Hanlon, and others called, "American interests and influence throughout the Middle East."

It then appears that the Lowy Institute is nothing more than a collection of banksters, criminal conspirators, and multinational multi-corporate interests. It is a institute of big business, by big business, and for big business. What is alarming is the vast reach it has within Australia's universities and the alleged "free-press." The name Australian National University comes up more than once and various members of Lowy's staff are also contributors to both Australian and international papers and television networks. Also alarming is the "cross pollination" reflected in Lowy's staff between the institute and other notorious corporate-funded corporate-serving organizations like the Brookings Institution, the International Crisis Group, the fraudulent Harvard Belfer Center, and the warmongering Center for Strategic and International Studies.

. . .


I once read somewhere that those rats will seek new nest once the current carrier (US of A) becomes rotten, uninhabitable... and the new continent, a massive land with relatively small number of inhabitants, is the most suitable new home to be adapted into the next carrier!

POOR ASIA to have a neighbor severely infested with those DEADLY RAT PLAGUE !!! :-(

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:38 | 2145606 falak pema
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Hit the solar plexus of corporate nexus....people's rage against global corporate welfare age.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:39 | 2144760 palmereldritch
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That's a lot of paper but how much cancer causing, fertility reducing BPA does it represent?

Toxic FRN Debt notes indeed...

"...research found roughly half of cash register receipts contain BPA, and almost all paper currency was contaminated with the chemical.   This study also indicates that skin absorption from thermal paper receipts with unbound BPA may lead to exposure at levels equivalent to exposure from food sources."

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:16 | 2144894 frosty zoom
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money is not halal.

from qwiki:

"Unlike most printing and writing paper, banknote paper is infused with polyvinyl alcohol or gelatin to give it extra strength."

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:30 | 2145565 falak pema
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after siliconed tits now this...

nothing is sacred.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:44 | 2144969 OldPhart
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Man, I really miss the days when most US currency only contained cocaine residue.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:48 | 2144781 bag holder
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100+% debt-to-GDP means nothing - they'll keep kicking the can until at least 100% deficit-to-GDP.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:40 | 2144861 merizobeach
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I got a laugh out of that.  Hell, Japan was at nearly 60% last year, while the US trucked along at around 10%.  I suppose they could theoretically reach 100% with falling tax revenues accelerated by a contracting economy and increased deficit spending to attempt to compensate..  Hm, this makes me recall Jim Rickards as he cautioned us to listen for the bernank to espouse 'notional GDP targeting'.  Yikes, better file my patent for this sturdy, new Print-o-Max 3Trillion!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:52 | 2144788 Yen Cross
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 Blindman! I Respect your"ISM's\  Like X-15's in the 6o,s   Thank God for  2- strokes!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:24 | 2145297 blindman
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Miss Expectations
Vote up!1
Vote down!0
The One Hundred Million Dollar Penny

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 00:57 | 2144797 Yen Cross
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Blahhh, The trade is down!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:01 | 2144810 props2009
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latest trades from C3X
They made a killing on Yen yesterday 500 pips. THE PORTFOLIO IS SHARED ABOVE.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:04 | 2144820 Yen Cross
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 The bounce on sweedun looks good. Oil and all,,,

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:15 | 2144838 bingo was his name
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Wake me when we can stack all this debt money and make it to our new moon colony.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:09 | 2144890 frosty zoom
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To The Moon!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 03:51 | 2144936 old naughty
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still think as tall as you can get, Bingo?

Didn't those graphics convince you otherwise?

Tower of Babel...I am 'jumbling'.

Be well. ;-)

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:39 | 2144860 Bansters-in-my-...
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The Rothschilds must be smiling......  ;0)

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:09 | 2144950 navy62802
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Looks like the Russians are smiling as well.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:40 | 2144862 Yen Cross
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 Come On Ya : ass swipes'  I trade North Crude!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:41 | 2144864 Yen Cross
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Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:42 | 2144865 non_anon
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I believe a visual depiction of spent human lives on the national debt would have a bigger impact

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 01:47 | 2144868 Yen Cross
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 I Love America!   Quit selling our wealth!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:06 | 2144884 frosty zoom
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when i click i the link for the INFOGRAPHIC, it comes up really teensy-weensy,


all is well.



let's just cut off some zeros and be done with it.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:07 | 2144885 Atomizer
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ABC TV promo commercial: Don't forget to stay tuned  this evening after our American Idol episode. A brand new reality program called 'Pimp your Debt' starts this evening. 

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:07 | 2144886 chancee
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Tyler... Check out this. Especially the last couple of sentences of the article...

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 06:07 | 2145030 matrix2012
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thanks chancee, useful link!

(excerpt of the last 2 paragraphs)

When Johnson analysed the frequency at which fractures of different size and duration occur, he found that fractures lasting one second or less follow a different statistical pattern to longer ones. The one-second cut-off is significant, says Johnson, since it is about the time it takes a human trader to weigh up a piece of evidence and make a decision. On shorter timescales computers control market dynamics since they can make decisions in mere milliseconds.

This ultra-fast computing-controlled trading regime is barely recognised, let alone controlled by any government regulator with an interest in preventing crashes. "Nobody really knows what's going on down there," says Johnson. "It's like the wild west."

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 06:40 | 2145044 falak pema
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This interesting article based on scientific research links algos, HFT transactions and Bourse fractures that could cause systemic meltdowns, as their frequency and volume increases, aka 2008 & 2010.

It reminds me about a theory about why the ROman Empire fell : Lead in its pipes and all those bunga - bunga nights when people drank water to dilute food and wine ingurgitation at Pompei and Heracleum orgies etc. 

Build that transatlantic connection to increase HFT usage  and 'algoed' bunga-bunga binges and you put another nail in your "lead" coffin!


Fri, 02/10/2012 - 02:28 | 2144904 Raymond Reason
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Da zdravstvuet Roccia

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 03:41 | 2144928 shokdee
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Saw a piece on Aljizzeera earlier today about Hungary using truckloads of old money, shredded to make "money bricks", that were delivered to the freezing poor to BURN to keep them warm. Reporter mentioned that it was about 9 million dollars worth of old currency.

So, truckloads of paper money = fuel for the fire!


Edit- Here's a link -

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 03:35 | 2144929 Peter Pan
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Nothing new. Man never really learned how to control himself when it comes to money, guns and women. Genetically hardwired into us i guess.

Time to curb the ego and lop a few zeroes off all totals.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:14 | 2144955 The Proletariat
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Don't forget the id and superego.....the ego gets lonely without the other two

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:32 | 2144957 The Deleuzian
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The ego pretends the other two don't exist...When the other two show too much of themselves...Ego becomes either more violent and aggresive (Id) or more moralistic and God/State fearing (Superego),,,

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 06:07 | 2145029 Seer
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It's all rooted in our genetics to procreate.  This IS growth; and, well, finite planet and all...

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:43 | 2144968 matrix2012
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Amazing graphics up to the scales!!! my newly found love :)  Picture tells a thousand word.

yet it's just a new normalcy of this world.


“You can ignore reality, but you can’t ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.” — Ayn Rand

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 06:02 | 2145026 falak pema
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France is safe! The Eiffel tower is still taller than the debt! French honour is still a head taller!

I fear for Italy and its Coliseum. 

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 04:45 | 2144970 MarcusLCrassus
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That graphic mentioned something that makes me think that this whole Euro debt thing is possibly being overblown by the MSM to a certain extent for the very purpose of scaring investors to move their money to the US and into dollars to keep propping up the dollar. 


"Be afraid, the Euro is going to melt down any minute.  Move your money to good, clean, family-oriented firms like MF Global and JP Morgan and buy dollars instead!"


I wouldn't be surprised. 

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 05:02 | 2144983 Seer
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Build houses with fiat bills, problem solved!  Kills two birds with one stone: what to do with all the fiat money, and how to house people who cannot afford to live in their exiting homes!  Oh, and if you cannot repay your loans then someone comes along and takes a piece of your home; people could then litterally SEE the economic condition of others in their area, whether things are holding up or not! (we could put George Bush's theory on pie sharing to practice, to see if in fact we can "make the pie [house] higher")


Fri, 02/10/2012 - 05:42 | 2145011 Belarusian Bull
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Vo blija, pizdec kakoi-to!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 05:52 | 2145021 Shylockracy
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You say demonocracy, I say shylockracy; what's the difference at the end of the day?

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 06:14 | 2145031 uranian
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ha try doing a similar excercise with derivatives. stacked up, you end with a pile that reaches to the orbit of Mars, or thereabouts. quadrillions, bitchezz.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 06:29 | 2145038 Bastiat009
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I look at the image, it is very nice, very informative and well produced and I say "so what?"

We live in a world where only corruption and prostitution can make a difference. If your dad knows somebody or if you're willing to forego morals, you may have a chance to "prosper." Otherwise, be a pawn. 

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 13:04 | 2146337 matrix2012
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does one see the similarity in corruption and prostitution?... both words end up with "tion", so are the institution, constitution, nation...all are f*cked off by the financial cartels!

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 07:11 | 2145071 TheSheepWolf
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Those two piles of cash in the USA image look like WTC. However this time there is no need worry .... uncle Ben is ready 

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 07:21 | 2145078 DutchR
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This is all borrowed at 0% right?



Fri, 02/10/2012 - 08:04 | 2145116 El Hosel
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Pass gas you collect $200, whose roll is it? Bitchez

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 08:03 | 2145118 Seer
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Yup, this is the value we can expect for growth in the future (well, I figure it's going to be negative).

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 08:29 | 2145163 ronbo
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454 notes @ 100.00 ea. = $45400.00 per lb.
1 Pallet with $100,000,000 = 2202.6 lbs. per pallet
20 pallets = 44052.8 lbs. per truck load
A 4 axle semi truck and trailer is overloaded with this payload.
The graphic needs 5 axle rigs (18 wheelers) to be legal ..... lol "payload"

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 08:50 | 2145216 Miss Expectations
Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:22 | 2145294 blindman
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wow, it is much worse than i thought, this
act of financial terrorism / crime of the

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:02 | 2145246 jay28elle
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Cool models.  Wouldn't mind having some of those on my coffee table.  

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:28 | 2145319 rsnoble
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Lets convert the US debt to new technology:


The power of the digital zero. And it's much better for the environment also.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:33 | 2145341 AU5K
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all the gold in the world ever mined could fit into an olympic sized swimming pool.  that would've been nice to show as well.

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 09:55 | 2145422 SwingForce
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Looks to me like the stacks at the bottom got switched for USA & Japan. Am i the only one who went that far?

Fri, 02/10/2012 - 10:44 | 2145652 Downtoolong
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This link to a filmstrip from the chart is great; a must watch for anyone wanting to really understand our corrupt monetary system.

It has convinced me to vote for Ron Paul, not because I think he can win or even because I think he is the smartest guy on the block. It is simply that he is the only senior politician who has the guts to stand up in public and tell the horrible truth about our system of banking and wealth creation in America. Behind all the fancy models, analysis, financial advice, investment strategies, blue smoke and mirrors, at its core it is as blunt, brutal, and ruthless as a baseball bat to the back of the head for the average citizen. Once you realize that virtually all the wealth held by the 1% of the 1% has been stolen through the mechanisms of the monetary system itself, you realize that no matter what you do, you can’t win in the long run unless you somehow become a part of that tiny universe of people who control it.  

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!