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Japanese Girl-Band Wants You (To Buy Japanese Government Bonds)

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Whether it was Captain America's roadshow or Uncle-Sam 'wanting' your help, the US always seemed to maintain some semblance of class when propagandizing its citizens into buying its government bonds. Whether for patriotic or xenophobic reasons, it appeared to work. Japan, though, with its increasingly desperate demographic situation, deficits, downgrades, and well, general malaise of Koo/Keynesian-stuffed economic stagnation has turned to the next best thing - the all-girl band AKB48. As The Telegraph notes today, the all-female pop group will headline a summer campaign for "reconstruction bonds" aimed at financing projects in regions hammered by last year's quake-tsunami disaster. The debt campaign will see AKB48 - comprising about 90 performers, ranging in age from early teens to mid-20s - joined by sumo wrestling's champion Hakuho and female football star Homare Sawa, Japan's Jiji press agency reported. The group's bubblegum pop and synchronized dancing has proved a huge hit with young girls. Perhaps more disturbingly (and why Japan chose them maybe?) - running the gamut from girl-next-door to sultry temptress, the band also has a substantial male following - many of whom are older - who support a vast merchandising industry. Japan has the industrialized world's worst public debt, amounting to more than twice its gross domestic product - topping hard-hit eurozone countries including Greece, which have drawn fire from foreign investors over their fiscal management. On the bright side, AKB48 have also promoted the government's suicide prevention program and appeared in a farm ministry rice campaign.

All of this makes us wonder - Forget AKB48, how long until AK47 in musical, or primarily otherwise, format is used to encourage lending to sovereigns all around the "developed" world?



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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:23 | 2462729 Aziz
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Bullish for the music industry — who needs people to buy records when the government can pay you to write propaganda songs?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:28 | 2462756 slaughterer
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Foo Fighters Concert Tour for 10-Year Treasuries is in the planning stages.  


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:30 | 2462768 metastar
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The government of Japan is now resorting to Visual Combat.

Who would have imagined???

Banzai7, your the inspiration of a nation!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:41 | 2462814 malikai
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I can summarize this video for those like me who can't watch it without dangrous vomiting:

20something Japanese girls - No cup.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | 2462828 williambanzai7
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | 2462842 Gully Foyle
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What, no tentacle porn?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:07 | 2462932 williambanzai7
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:13 | 2462951 Harlequin001
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That's a bloke!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:18 | 2462974 redpill
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Really?  Looks like an octopus.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:19 | 2462979 malikai
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Are you guys blind? It's a black dress..

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:37 | 2462992 Harlequin001
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I think you're supposed to inflate them with a bicycle pump...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:45 | 2463266 metastar
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That's some serious Japanese Vampire Squid Action.

Time to buy J-Bonds!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 19:57 | 2464068 Dr Benway
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:23 | 2462995 iDealMeat
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waxing areolae ?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:41 | 2463263 fourchan
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id hit that like the fist of an angry god!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:42 | 2463063 The Big Ching-aso
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Octopussy.   Bonds and such.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:33 | 2463038 Golden Boy
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I bet she survived the tsunami.


Too soon?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:23 | 2463185 LongSoupLine
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you're all idiots...don't you see the gold chain??

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:24 | 2463621 Antarctico
Antarctico's picture! Yea, I'm a real sucker for that pic! ;D

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:47 | 2462851 Mercury
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Did someone buy the first 762?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:48 | 2462858 The Big Ching-aso
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I think I see some stains.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:00 | 2462909 Gully Foyle
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Dude, signed collectors edition.

A bunch of someones bought all 1000, and they are still in the bags after a single read.

No stains on these.

Not even on the bag.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:34 | 2463472 giggler123
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We're not all in the same time zone guys, morning wood to all...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:54 | 2462887 AccreditedEYE
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Kyle Bass would give this 2 thumbs up... LMAO

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:45 | 2463079 sgt_doom
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Definitely prefer both the Nipponese grrl band and the above trio to this:

(Although I do plan on passing on to the Mutants Gen. Powell's book tour itinerary.  Just in case. . .)

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 18:02 | 2463844 Cupid Stunt
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Bukkake Bonds.


It`s the future....

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | 2462843 HarryM
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All your bonds are belong to us

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:49 | 2462865 Hulk
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Japanese Millf's are much better. Filled out and plumped up a bit, now thats a woman !!!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:05 | 2462912 Gully Foyle
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Asian women have no ass.

Even white chick ass is more round.

It's the only thing detracting from the Asian chick myth, the flat as a board ass.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:10 | 2462945 malikai
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I'm afraid you couldn't be more wrong with your sweeping generalization.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:04 | 2463134 Randall Cabot
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What's the Asian chick myth?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:32 | 2463468 Manthong
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That in over 75 years of western processed food availability, there has not been a filler effect. 

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 02:45 | 2464716 Cosimo de Medici
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If the closest you've gotten to Asia is buying Rice-a-Roni at Safeway, I can see how you might say that.

As a red-blooded possessor of just the right number of Y chromosomes, and an appreciative fan of all of God's creations, I respectfully disagree.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:41 | 2462820 BooMushroom
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Watch this and then you'll agree with me: if AKB48 came to my house, it probably wouldn't take them too long to convince me to buy some JGBs. They could probably even do it without resorting to BJs. FTW!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:46 | 2462849 malikai
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I'd rather have an ice pick in my ear than listen to that crap.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:03 | 2462921 Overfed
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I'm waiting for WB7 to chop pedobear images into a few of those videos. That would be some funny shit!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:23 | 2462997 Matt
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Too old!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:31 | 2463032 MsCreant
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Accurate would be to the point.

Can you guys let them grow up some before you stick things in them?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:49 | 2463694 dark pools of soros
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young twat is the greatest renewable energy source on the planet - build some monuments of this shit

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:04 | 2463140 CvlDobd
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Gary Glitter is all over this, I'm sure of it!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | 2462827 HarryM
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Word is they're giving out panties with large bond purchases

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:06 | 2462930 skepticCarl
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The debt storm, it rages and swirls

Who knows what finally unfurls?

So to avoid revolution

They propose this solution...

A band made of Japanese girls!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:58 | 2463118 bank guy in Brussels
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Rather than Japan 'suddenly' following WB7, I think what we see here, is one more offshoot of the general cultural background of some of WB7's more inspired work.

Am wondering WTF is the deal here with ZeroHedge all of a sudden getting all Calvinist-Puritanical on us, suggesting that it is « disturbing » because men of all ages enjoy seeing pretty singing and dancing girls in their 20s?

How is this different from Western men ogling all the singing and dancing girls on movies and television, going back to things like the Busby Berkeley days, and leggy high-heels dancing films like 'Gold Diggers of 1935'?

Has ZeroHedge joined Mitt Romney's Mormons, or the fundamentalist zealot fanatics of America?

God loves a pretty girl, that's why God made so many ... and some young women really enjoy being pretty and having men of all ages appreciate them.

And for the 'older males', there is an art to growing older well, being a gentleman ... for which one of the rewards is that even young pretty women appreciate grown-up men, too. I have pretty female friends in their 20s who kiss my cheeks whenever we meet ... but we kiss a lot here (3 kisses is common Belgian greeting).

And one of the gentlemanly arts, too, is to also smile at women who aren't pretty - I think H L Mencken recommended this as a way for his friends to honour his memory after he was gone.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 21:22 | 2464251 Vlad Tepid
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I have to second you Bank Guy.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | 2462811 CPL
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Two internet things I've never understood fully.


The interest in stick figure J-Pop girls that are mediocremarkable at best...and fully grown straight men that follow my little pny (aka /b/ronies)...


I'd trade a 10 year t-bill to see the Foo Fighters.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:44 | 2462838 BooMushroom
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1. If you have to ask, I don't think I could explain it to you.
2. I have also asked this, and I don't think they'll ever be able to explain it to me.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:52 | 2462873 Gully Foyle
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You overlooked the obvious to 2, in the closet Gay.

Much like men who moisturize, exfoliate, get pedicures, get manicures, and participate in other chick like activities.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:14 | 2462959 CPL
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Naw most of them are incredible savages online and straight as arrows, I've thought it's an ironic thing, but they geniunely like MLP.


Like there are birds in the sky, they are part of the internet datasphere.  Still don't get it.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:41 | 2463061 MsCreant
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I'm going to try. I had a male friend with long hair to his waist who wore a skirt (yes a kilt), fishnet stockings (ripped), and army boots. It was one of those things, no one said shit to him. He would kick your ass if you did. You knew this as a certainty. It is a kind of confidence you just can't fake. 

He was sexy as all get out. Great guy. He rescued me more than once from unwanted attention.

Some of the MLP guys may be like that. They like what they like, some of it is considered fem, but they don't give a flying fuck what you think. They are real men. 

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 21:20 | 2464244 Bringin It
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Western dichotomies.  BTW, you're either with us or against us.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | 2462837 WhOracle
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Dave Grohl singing "Long Road to Ruin" will take a whole new meaning...


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:49 | 2462853 BlueCollaredOne
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What a sad state of affairs for music. I grew up listening to my dads Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley music and always liked how they questioned authority. Music is now shit

I listen to metal now, because even though you really face a challenge understanding the words, they are still pretty damn poignant. Check out the lyrics.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:12 | 2462953 Dr. Engali
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I grew up listening to Floyd, Zeppelin, AC/DC...when I got older it was Metallica, Nirvana, Pearl Jam. Now all the crap my kids listen to is coporate canned shit full of propoganda. It makes me sick.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:32 | 2463034 iDealMeat
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Dr.  some elevator music for your listening pleasure.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 17:58 | 2463834 CPL
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That is awesome.  Quartet playing Metalica's Fade to Black...liking the other stuff in their channel.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:56 | 2462898 rockraider3
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this is a call to all my
patriotic neighbors
this is a call to all

10-year Treasuries are pretty
10-year Treasuries are good
seems that all they ever wanted was a buyer

them bond bubbles are pretty big
and say they should
ever fall to ground
call the magic Bernanke

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:47 | 2463085 Robot Trader's ...
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As long as they aren't girls showing their lung removal suregery scar, I really don't care.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:37 | 2462801 Gully Foyle
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Music industry? Why limit the Geek appeal?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:36 | 2463043 skepticCarl
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Propaganda from the Soviet Tass

Wouldn't be so craven and crass

What better invention

To get our attention

Than the prospect of some Japanese                          music

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 06:16 | 2464885 StychoKiller
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So Carl, are you into game shows?

Perhaps this is more everyone's speed...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:04 | 2463559 rotagen
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You must buy Shinpokemon.  Please state-a-name, please statapurpose !!  We must move to Australia before stupid american find out too late.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 20:55 | 2464182 Buck Johnson
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When a govt. is doing something like this to get you to buy their debt, you know said country is on it's last leg.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:23 | 2462730 GeneMarchbanks
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Boyz 2 Men selling TIPS is next up.

BTW... Hot! ina creepy kinda way....

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:38 | 2462804 Gully Foyle
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Why are you interested in Boys, Men and tips?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:04 | 2463135 GeneMarchbanks
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LOL +1

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:26 | 2462748 RacerX
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Think this a much better alternative than having the 3 stooges (Bernank, Timmay, Hank) pulling the "do what we say or the bunny gets it" routine.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:27 | 2462749 blunderdog
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It'll probably even WORK.  Japan seems to have some kind of lingering committment to the social contract.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:27 | 2462751 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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These really are desperate times ......

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | 2462810 Gully Foyle
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Oh please, how is is any more desperate than having actors hawk savings or war bonds.

Seems like a long tradition to me.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:47 | 2462852 BooMushroom
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Because these funds would not be going to savings or war, only to pay interest on money already spent.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:03 | 2462920 Gully Foyle
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Like the war and savings bonds didn't go to money already spent.

FDR tapped into SS to fund new battleships. He started the tradition and SS.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:29 | 2462757 SolidSnake961
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only japan, this group has that robot girl, using robots to sell bonds

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:35 | 2462794 metastar
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At first I thought the headline read

"Japanese Bondage Girls Want You!"

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:08 | 2462942 resurger
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:28 | 2462759 ArrestBobRubin
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On the other hand, Reality: Fukushima

You've heard about the fuel pond at No. 4, right? That ain't the 1/2 of it...

‘The Sleeper’: Unit 3 building ‘fatally flawed’ (VIDEO)
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | 2462813 LongSoupLine
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Hmmm...they don't need bonds, they need Bond-O.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:57 | 2462899 Gully Foyle
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Your upvotes are from people who actually know what Bondo is, and maybe have  used some.

The rest are still trying to grasp just how you check their oil, and much like sex, which hole to put it in.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:18 | 2462977 gdogus erectus
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Only 4 posts separate bondage girls from cheesegraters...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:41 | 2462821 Manthong
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Ah, so now there are two collapse threats.

What’s the worry? Japan has only had something like 27 earthquakes greater than 6.0 in the last forty years.

They probably won’t see another one for months.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | 2462831 Gully Foyle
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Fukushima seems to have dropped off the radar here.

Luckily Rense and What Really Happened carry frequent updates.

All that lovely radioactive wreckage has started to hit the west coast.

I expect to see glow in the dark driftwood scupture at the hippy fairs soon.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:46 | 2462847 Arnold Ziffel
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Gully, all I know is that my Cali strawberries are now the size of grapefruit...maybe that radiation showering Surfers paradise is stimulating growth and DNA mutations...who knows.


I'm waiting for that there Pacific salmon to be grow 100 ft long....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:54 | 2462885 Gully Foyle
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Arnold Ziffel

One of the online seafood companies has started testing fish for radioactivity.

Adds a whole new level to Deadliest Catch.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:30 | 2463222 NotApplicable
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If it's a US based company, I bet they'll get told by some fedgov agency to cease and desist, lest you scare the natives, ala the mad cow episode.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:29 | 2462760 The Big Ching-aso
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AKB48 Heavy Radiation.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:30 | 2462766 FubarNation
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What are the odds they'll do a cover of REM''s 'Its the end of the world as we know it'?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:04 | 2462769 Mercury
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Oohhhh! Timmy totally had the Sergeant Pepper’s Sovereign Debt Club Band idea first!  What's he going to do with all those uniforms now?

Actually, if Geithner sings Plasmatics covers on American Idol and barks like a dog I'll consider his paper...


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:15 | 2462962 DosZap
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LOL, He had a 150 Invited guest promo(gimme $$$$$$), and nearly all failed to even SHOW.

Seriously, if WE can get him out of the position he's in, the American peoples outlook in general about life will jump 15-20%.


Sat, 05/26/2012 - 06:25 | 2464893 EuroSovietSerf
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It won't make a dime's worth of difference. Mittens Magic Underomney is just as geared up to transfer your money to Goldman as Barack O'Boomer is.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:32 | 2462771 The Big Ching-aso
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Box seats for dirty old Japanese men with a yen must be going for a premie-yum.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:33 | 2462775 The Big Ching-aso
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This is another one of those teenie-bopper Sushi-concerts that smells fishy.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:31 | 2462776 slewie the pi-rat
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but can theKalashnikovs cover THIS?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:35 | 2462795 The Big Ching-aso
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We somehow got thru ok with Ricky Martin and Milli Vanilli and so will they.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:47 | 2462855 slewie the pi-rat
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and don't forget the original:  Gary U.S. Bonds - Out Of Work


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:34 | 2462786 Thorny Xi
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Hi, I'm Michael Jackson, back from the dead with a special offer ... !!!



Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:19 | 2462978 SunnyDD
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Hehe, I.......will BUY it!!!!!
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:35 | 2462793 fuu
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:37 | 2462800 TrumpXVI
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I guess the 5,6,7,8s turned em down.


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:39 | 2462806 LongSoupLine
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No thanks, I'm holding out for the "Milli-Vanilli 0%-Bond Revival Tour"...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:33 | 2463234 NotApplicable
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"Blame it on the rain..."

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | 2462812 William Murderface
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This is the chorus translated for you non-Japanese speakers.  "Pay up or we'll keep singing!"

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | 2462815 ZeroAvatar
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What's next?  The B52's singing 'Bomb Bomb Iran?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | 2462822 lsbumblebee
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AKB48 means "jail bait will get you 48".

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:58 | 2462906 LULZBank
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Try Essex in England. You can find jailbait milfs.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | 2462825 Xue
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Too bad Japanese bond yield is not that '' Kawaii ''.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:55 | 2462832 Arnold Ziffel
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Why not auction off their G-strings to sell Japan Gubmint Bonds. The Japanese are pretty kinky in the sexuality area.

Of course, "an anonymous bidder" bought Kim Kardashian's G-string for $5k at auction ....rumor has it.

Who knows what her bicycle seat will sell for?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:43 | 2462834 Qa
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This video is more disturbing than the picture of Nigerians...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:56 | 2462896 HarryM
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Maybe the Nigerians could join the group.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:49 | 2463088 LULZBank
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They will be fighting over the cucumbers.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:43 | 2462835 vegas
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Sure, sign me up for those JGB's; only I can't pay for them until FaceBook is back over $42. Is there a problem?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:44 | 2462839 the 300000000th...
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They should worry about buying potassium iodide and gieger counters

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | 2462841 YesWeKahn
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They no longer use airplane to bomb, they use breasts.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | 2462844 USMC4the win
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PNSN is a MF Global look alike and is melting down today.  DUCK!

Got Gold?


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:16 | 2462968 malikai
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Don't know what they're even doing on the DAQ anymore. Shouldn't they be in the pinksheets? Heh.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:36 | 2463242 NotApplicable
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C'mon, they've only dropped $0.08.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:46 | 2462848 midgetrannyporn
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The one in the back center is a man baby!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:49 | 2462864 FranSix
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All they need to do is drop a few hints with purchases of bonds, you obtain free used panties from the group.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:53 | 2462879 SolidSnake961
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genious, panties worn and signed by members for large bond purchases

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:37 | 2463247 NotApplicable
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Just print the bonds on the panties. Problem solved.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:52 | 2462875 vintageyz
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Oh god, oh god, oh god....oh, shit, that is some awful "music"

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:54 | 2462884 LULZBank
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Brought to you by the nation that coined Bukaki... or was it Kabuki?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:54 | 2462886 Dr. Engali
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Another reason why love the hedge. Where else can you get hard-hitting news like this?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:00 | 2462910 LULZBank
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True, but I think there was no reason to bring in Japanese fetishism to impending financial collapse.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:38 | 2463249 NotApplicable
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Gotta fund the gov somehow.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:55 | 2462891 Kina
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AKB48 are big business.Japan is the second biggest music industry in the world after the USA and by a very big margin.


This group sold over $211m in CD/DVDs last year, then add another few hundred million for the franchising advertising etc.. There business model I believe is now being studied.


The West doesn't know too much, but they are into China, Indonesia where they have set up a group... Asia is right into this group.

Shit they even have their own elections broadcast live in Japan and Asia, where the public can vote to rank the girls. The they have this massive Paper-scissors-rock competitoin among the girls also broadcast live. It is crazy insane.


This type of group has been popular in Japan for 40 years.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:08 | 2462940 qussl3
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Which is exactly why the status quo will perpetuate.

Too much fucking stupidity.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:58 | 2462903 lead salad
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:58 | 2462905 spekulatn
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Kyle Bass is laughing his a$$ off, no?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:04 | 2462925 jomama
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i'd buy those b... er... bonds.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:07 | 2462935 silverserfer
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Fuckin awsome. Where did tey learn all those gang signs? Im going to be singing that song at work all day to my co-workers.

" sat se su se gat  ge gag gee goo!

" ree mee gat see mat see moo!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:12 | 2462954 vincent
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No difference between this crap and our Government coaxing little old ladies to take out a 5% "REVERSE MORTGAGE".

Thank you for your patriotism Fonzie, RJ, Senator Fred and Barb Eden.

Put up your home as collateral, and when you expire .gov will take your home AND go after your kids and grandkids for the unpaid balance, including 20 years of compounding interest.

Steady income stream AND free real estate.

Another fine example of wealth extraction.

All your asses are belong to us.




Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:14 | 2462961 The Continental
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I really get sad when I look at Japan's situation. If their demographic-fiscal problem wasn't enough, the Fukushima catastrophy has to be the coup de gras. Arnie Gundersen's findings vis-a-vis the ubitiquitous presence of aerial hot spot particles throughout most of Japan is alarming. The Japanese people are going to see an epidemic of lung and bone cancers, leukemias and sarcomas in 5-10 years that will shock the world. The young people are going to suffer the brunt of this insidious fallout. I weep for Japan. I pray that the storage pool at Reactor 4 can be cleared of the fuel rods before the next big quake, or we will all be buyng one way tickets to New Zealand.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:16 | 2462967 pissing_excellence
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Smoke em if you got em japan

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:18 | 2462975 jonan
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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:28 | 2463015 Convolved Man
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Ah yes, ...

The early 80's.  To be young and Japanese again.


Where's Styx and Mr. Roboto when you truly need them?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:33 | 2463039 Backdraft
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AKB= All Kindsa Bukake

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:54 | 2463332 jonan
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well played sir...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:35 | 2463049 EvlTheCat
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You can keep your little school girl fetish, Japan....  Wake me up when they use Brazilian carnival dancers to pimp bonds, and I will consider it.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:51 | 2463095 financial apoca...
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these oriental xenophobic fucks deserve whats coming to them

their public needs to open their eyes to see the death spiral they are on, oh wait they can't open those puny slits

just barely to see these hot bitches dance though

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:59 | 2463122 dwdollar
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Japan's xenophobia is one of the few things saving them. At least they still have the same stock that built the nation. Unlike some western nations...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:41 | 2463264 NotApplicable
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Which are too busy celebrating diversity via forced homogenity. Only in a civilized world does one denigrate individual cultures while pretending to celebrate them.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:59 | 2463125 dwdollar
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Not convinced. More skin please.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:23 | 2463187 No Euros please...
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This why the Greeks screwed up on their bonds, they only have Demis Roussos and Nana Mouskouri.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:24 | 2463192 BeetleBailey
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Sounds like a cheap version of the Go-Go's with bad sound.


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:44 | 2463682 dark pools of soros
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nope - it is pure awesome

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:29 | 2463209 SilverFish
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Well, I wasn't planning on buying any Japanese bonds anytime soon, but on the advice of these chick financial wizards, how can you not?


Tomorrow.....asking Justin Bieber for stock tips.



Cant wait to hear what he has to say.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:46 | 2463293 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Not exactly the same as marine corps Iwo Jima vets stomping for U. S. bonds during WWII but any port in a storm, right?

By the way, I support women in short skirts.  "I'm behind them all the way!"


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:37 | 2463367 NuYawkFrankie
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And this related Breaking News just in:

To counter Jap-threat, Hillary - fresh and frisky from her recent cavorting in Colombia -  threatening to release her own pov Lap-Dance video Bills, Bonds 'n USDA-Prime Butts....

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:12 | 2463405 q99x2
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