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Key Highlights From The Merkel Sarkozy Meeting

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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:13 | 1565613 John McCloy
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Are these guys cracked? And when they get ousted and people do not want a Euro President than what? 

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:23 | 1565679 clymer
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"Van Rompuy Proposed as Head of Euro Council"

so much for elections. Just let the entrenched banking establishment assign your leadership for you. And tell you how much of your labor will get paid directly to them, in exchange for giving them the dreaded responsibility of being able to print your currency - on demand, and backed by nothing.

When is this old rock going to wake up and re-institute the guillotine

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:13 | 1565616 hackettlad
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It's all Sarkozy - what does Merkel have to say?

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:25 | 1565627 Construct
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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 14:14 | 1566226 AnAnonymous
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When are the reelections of Merkel and Sarkozy?

Maybe, suddenly, out of a miracle, once they are reelected and their position secured, the eurobonds will gain the required democratic legitimacy, just like that, by enchantment.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 14:27 | 1566278 M.B. Drapier
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Sarkozy was apparently hot for Eurobonds going into this summit process, so the sudden words of concern about democratic legitimacy and so on are probably all Merkel's, even if they come out Sarkozy's mouth.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:25 | 1565619 Construct
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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:14 | 1565621 TradingJoe
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So in essence NOTHING!

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:17 | 1565647 A Man without Q...
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"full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:22 | 1565676 Spirit Of Truth
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European leaders just want to reemphasize that all is well and investors should remain calm.


Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:19 | 1565992 AlaricBalth
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"After all is said and done, a lot more will have been said than done."

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 14:21 | 1566255 AnAnonymous
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Why nothing?

Eurobonds is a big story. A big step. They are trying to play the US playbook to dissolve peoples.

The eurobond creation will be coupled to the creation of a European people and the dissolution of the former european peoples.

It is big.

This possibility hitting the public political scene, being weighted, being evaluated, is already a big step.

You cant expect a nation to vote itself into oblivion after one single night thinking about it.

That is marketings. They are creating the desire of it. It takes time.


Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:14 | 1565624 Ratscam
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hahaha was für ein Kasperltheater

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:16 | 1565641 TradingJoe
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Hah, war das nicht immer so?! BR und BT werden es nicht zulassen, hoffe ich zumindest!

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:15 | 1565625 baby_BLYTHE
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What is the point of any of these meetings when nothing ever gets solved? It is a total waste of everybody's time.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:24 | 1565700 nonclaim
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I'd really like to hear an audio leaked from these meetings...

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:31 | 1565718 baby_BLYTHE
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 I bet they speak on economic matters for 5 mins. The rest of the time is spent discussing fine wine and vacationing with other members of the elite

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:46 | 1565822 sulfur
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They talk about nothing they just try to memorize these shitty statements some fucking rothshild bastard prepared for them - by the way looking at the quality of the actors these days some of our fellow sheeple call politicians its pretty obvious that they cant even afford good puppets anymore

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 16:37 | 1566690 FeralSerf
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These last ten years have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt that our owners don't need good puppets.  Just about any will do, so why risk having someone who actually knows his ass from fat meat?  He might bite.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:10 | 1565942 mudduck
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Excerpt; Insert name and alternate speaker, Merkel or Sarkozy, doesnt matter; 'It's your turn to blow me.' 'No, it's your turn to blow me.' Repeat until Van Rumpboy calls and tells them what to say the meeting was about.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:26 | 1565710 Idiot Savant
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It's a "feel good" world and very few people want the truth. People want to believe that something can and will be done; that's what these meetings provide. Just look at all the terminally ill, stage four cancer patients who waste their final months in agony due to chemo. People want hope, even when there is none.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:36 | 1566056 Instant Wealth
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Propaganda is the point.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:15 | 1565626 unwashedmass
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is it me, or is this so much nothing?


Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:15 | 1565630 kilters
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So, promises of another politician and vague proposals.

That was worth waiting for.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:16 | 1565636 firstdivision
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L-0-Fucking-L! Good luck selling this to your repected consituents.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:16 | 1565640 pesamystik
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Haha, One World Government. Can we just get it over with an elect the President of the World? Once mars gets done bailing us out, I hope we settle down and issue a joint Mars-Earth bond, because I will definitely invest in that.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:22 | 1565675 oogs66
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obama could be looking for a job soon, since Europe likes him so much, maybe he can be world head

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 14:22 | 1566260 DosZap
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"obama could be looking for a job soon, since Europe likes him so much, maybe he can be world head"

Uh, AntiChrist?..............Head of U.N. first, and graduates?.LOL

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:03 | 1565896 j0nx
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Elect?? More like appoint. Elections are for free people.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:17 | 1565643 pappyhlace
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algos gone wild - how the f do u trade this tape...

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:20 | 1565663 TradingJoe
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you pick one side and stick with it:))

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:38 | 1565775 Greater Fool
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+1 (in expectation)

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:17 | 1565646 eurusdog
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The tighter the seperate countries become, the more destructive the outcome. Go EUROBONDS!

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:18 | 1565652 Quintus
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I'm struggling to see how any of this has even the most tangential relationship to the actual problem of internal Eurozone debt dynamics and rapidly slowing economies.

It is just me or should Merkel and Sarkozy just have made better use of their time and gone out to see a movie or something?  What a waste of a day.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:43 | 1566089 narnia
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these idiots aren't trying to solve the problem.  they are 100% vested in keeping the EUR together, and are channeling hank paulson. 

most people outside of the banking community in Europe remember life before the EUR.  certainly, going back to sovereign debt & soverign currencies is a better solution than allowing the cancerous tail to spread to the heart of the continent.  

breaking this thing up in a continential bankruptcy proceeding will be less problematic than having it implode...  the same thing being true in the US.  

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:20 | 1565655 falak pema
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Euro at the cross roads and... in the cross fires of US Hfs on the rampage. Can't get more catastrophic than that for the world capitalistic system. Its the mad hatters party in the race to the bottom. Kill one, you kill em all, as they are so incestuous in bunga-bunga derivative play, its a real orgy of interconnected ass holes. 

Greece bashing and then Italian bashing, then French bashing of banks and...whooom, swooosh...all the banks fall, every where. 

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:19 | 1565656 buzzsaw99
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Merkel is Sooo GONE!

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:20 | 1565657 Sudden Debt
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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:33 | 1565753 whirlybird rules
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..     and then, Van Rompuy would be perfect for the job..  he's an idiot executing a fool's errand for a band of pirates.  

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:50 | 1565838 NotApplicable
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Maybe you should move to Greece?

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 13:34 | 1566045 vocational tainee
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My dear belgium, you can see, europe is not much of a difference to us ,when it comes to politics...

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 21:40 | 1567527 slewie the pi-rat
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@ sodden doobt:  i've been away today, catching up;  when i read that, you came to mind.  i'm not sure what your laws are;  i don't even know mine;  but, don't commit any felonies, ok? 

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:19 | 1565660 oogs66
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more polticians, more debt, yeah, all good...joke

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:19 | 1565661 Boilermaker
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Time to jack the shit out of the markets as a show of 'CONFIDENCE' for the people.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:20 | 1565667 eurusdog
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Markets collapsing, now you know why they waited until the European houses were closed.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:21 | 1565670 entendance
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rule 34...no exceptions and zero credibility. € is over.



Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:22 | 1565674 Racer
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Tax on financial transactions?

So I pay a bill using my bank account  that is a financial transaction so it is going to be taxed? Hmmm, I will do everything with cash from now on and stuff the banksters and governments

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:24 | 1565699 luigi
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No, I think they mean financial transaction on the bourse: earnings from stock's and derivate's trading and such.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:31 | 1565740 Racer
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I thought it was, but it will go down nicely with the scalpers and frequent traders though HA HA

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 12:52 | 1565850 Moog
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... and ordinary citizens who invest in stocks, bonds, etc in order to protect their wealth in real terms?

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