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Live Webcast From Davos: Opening Of The Annual Meeting 2012 With Angela Merkel

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The Davos theater, where the only thing that matters is to see and be seen, while wontonly spending someone else's money to hobnob with a status quo elite which is rapidly becoming irrelevant and obsolete, is opening. Watch the Annual Meeting 2012 opening webcast. Most importantly, the guest of honor, Angela Merkel, is here.

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Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:24 | 2096428 Temporalist
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The world just needs more technocrats running things.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:31 | 2096467 GeneMarchbanks
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Austerity it shall be. She smells the ending. Technocrats aren't exactly cheerleading what she has said so far...

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:33 | 2096478 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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She speaks from the corners of her mouth.  She just happens to be motherly (grandmotherly) looking, so it comes off soft.  She wears the same velvet glove as Obama.  Same shit, different head of state.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:42 | 2096497 The Big Ching-aso
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Austerity should be, assterity.    Many R gonna get it in the heinie me thinks.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:21 | 2096629 Manthong
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These morons need to inject austerity into their meeting schedules... they are all getting together for another summit in just a week.

The entire business new cycle revolves around hopium that hinges on the results of the hopium to be smoked during the the next meeting which is ALWAYS JUST WEEKS AWAY.

Their freaking T&E and event venue budget alone could probably bail out Greece.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 14:03 | 2096803 NotApplicable
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Logic will get you no where in the political world.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 16:04 | 2097363 Citxmech
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Paging Mr. Banzai - how about a pic w/Merkel as one of the Punch and Judy clowns?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:32 | 2096468 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Germans enjoy having her as a head of State?  How about we nominate my kindergarden teacher for Prez?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:49 | 2096519 The Big Ching-aso
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I'm wondering what the state of head at Davos will be.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:59 | 2096555 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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You've seen Eyes Wide that, but explicitely homosexual.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 14:05 | 2096812 NotApplicable
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Which is why they have these events so often. Gotta make sure everyone is on the same (black-mailed) page.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:04 | 2096576 Eally Ucked
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Really, and what your kindergarden teacher would've done in her place? Because your more qualified than your teacher what you would've done in situation like this? Print money, quit EU, sign pact with Russia any other ideas, what it would be?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:08 | 2096590 mirac
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I nominate Claudia Schiffer...

Thu, 01/26/2012 - 05:12 | 2099009 schadenfreude
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That's the best we have

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:32 | 2096471 Don Birnam
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"Champagne wishes and caviar dreams ! Why, these Davos blokes feast upon both daily -- with the world's Middle Class as an hors d'ouvre !"

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:26 | 2096441 AC_Doctor
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3-4 Tomahawks could make a hell of a difference for humanity.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:28 | 2096448 inkarri9
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I don't believe your statement is NDAA compliant.


Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:18 | 2096465 TruthInSunshine
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Davos 2012* - Where The Great Meet To Greet & Beat (Off):

Come for the plans for culling the herd, dividing the carbon-chain energy supply pie, and further insulating the Kleptocracy from harm's way and adverse repercussions stemming from prior sessions of Davos.


Stay for the Bunga-Bunga & Feast.

*The Rothschild Group is a proud sponsor of Davos 2012.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:30 | 2096458 lolmao500
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Nuclear tomahawks.

You just need one on a G20 meeting, one on a Bilderberg meeting, one on a CFR meeting, one on the Vatican, one on London, one on Wall Street, one on Brussels, one on Mecca and one on Jerusalem.

Then with all the politicians and religion wiped out, peace can prevail.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:32 | 2096470 trebuchet
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ru by any chance working on the iran nuclear programme?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 15:58 | 2097337 Goldilocks
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Ha, Tomahawks for humanity!!! :-/

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:27 | 2096443 trebuchet
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Merkel is my hero..... aaaahhh

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:28 | 2096449 slaughterer
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He called her a "tower of strength"

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:28 | 2096447 francis_sawyer
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that's one butt ugly nag right there...

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:28 | 2096451 lolmao500
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Sieg heil the Fourth Reich!

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:04 | 2096577 JR
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The definition of Seig Heil is Hail Victory. Used in this context, 67 years after the end of WWII, Seig Heil can only mean Hail to the Victor, Netanayahu, the Zionist State! Targeting the Germans as tyrannical is the Zionist mantra.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:29 | 2096452 misterc
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Angela is a former physicist from a socialist country that ceased to exist.
Academia is her true home country.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:35 | 2096483 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Thus a technocrat and a perfect puppet for the trans-continental Illuminatti think tank power structure.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:36 | 2096659 Manthong
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LH,   "She just happens to be motherly (grandmotherly) looking"  (??)

This is how I think of her:


The tank reference fits, though.


Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:28 | 2096453 distopiandreamboy
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Control the media control the minds

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:29 | 2096457 slaughterer
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<<== Obama

<<== Merkel


Q: Would you rather have Obama's 2012 State of the Union or Merkel's 2012 Davos Speech repeated into eternity in your coffin after you die?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:31 | 2096466 trebuchet
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Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:34 | 2096482 Jay Gould Esq.
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Make mine a cremation, thanks.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:30 | 2096461 Pasadena Phil
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Particularly disturbing was the quote about the need for a "new kind" of capitalism, that the "old" capitalism has run its course. Fascism is a form of capitalism and that is what best describes what we have today. Why don't we return to the "old" capitalism that worked well for so long. Let's start with re-instating the Glass-Steagall Act and repealing the Patriot Act.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:41 | 2096496 freakscene
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Why? Because that would stop the movement towards Global Government which will provide a vehicle to rob citizens even more easily. Sovereignty is so old fashioned, and 20th century. :)

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:49 | 2096515 Bam_Man
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Yes, now that the former citizens (now known as "consumers") have been robbed blind and have nothing left of value to be stolen, it is time for a "new capitalism". 

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:30 | 2096462 Benedict Farse
Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:33 | 2096479 FurQ
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Dunno what would be worst- fucking her from the front or fucking her from the back, what do ppl think?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:43 | 2096498 freakscene
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Well, if we are going down this road, I'd give her a Boston Steamer.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:19 | 2096625 Fastback
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Or spray the bowl, Havana Omelete style.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:49 | 2096522 tekhneek
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People actually don't think about that because that's fucking disgusting.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:59 | 2096789 4horse
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such entertaining thoughts, of imagined revenge, can of course be of great solace to you as Merkel&Co gangfuck you daily, indifferently, but fucking you for nickels while raping trillions outta every ass like you continually fucked

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:39 | 2096491 Everybodys All ...
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I didn't realize Merkela was from East Germany. She makes alot more sense now. Germany truly is on the road to ruin.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:17 | 2096622 Eally Ucked
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So what? Archimedes was Greek and thats why you understand why Greece is in bad shape now?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:42 | 2096502 LouisDega
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This is bullish for Apple. I am the watching the video on my Macbook pro, The greatest laptop known to mankind... JMHO. Note: This is not an advertisement. No fee necessary

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:47 | 2096512 SheepDog-One
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'Economic forum' what a joke, the only 'economics' left at all center around printing more fiat and figuring out how to seize everyones assets (austerity). 

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:57 | 2096537 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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They have the PhDs there saying how it works (low rates=more exports), they have the financiers saying how it will be implemented and the benefits (more jobs), and they have the "educated" technocrats signing off on it.  The thing is how people around the world act complacently on the issues and problems.  Complacency is an act, by non-acton, and this is the main problem.  The people of the world have Stockholm Syndrome- they love their servitude.  They love their nachos, their football (Euro and American) and think that is all that is needed to enjoy life.  The Fiat Ponzi is the crux of this lifestyle- that something can come from nothing, and forever.  There is no instinct for survival anymore; no immediate nature.  People see no threat to their status quo, other than terrorist boogeymen hiding in their closets and under their beds.  Until the veil that is the Fiat Ponzi is lifted from their face, nothing will change.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 14:00 | 2096792 pine_marten
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I think people are frightened.  That causes inaction as well.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:51 | 2096518 slackrabbit
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Tyler please.

Please do not even put the fuckers on your web.

We get enough shit from the MSM interviewing some punk sold out arseholes from the rating agencies or one of the  investment banks on their 'financial channels'

Please don’t give them legitimacy by putting them on here.

e.g. <...and now I will go an interview to Jim Cramer on hot stocks, after the break....>

If not for us, then for Oscar Wilde ....


Please just ignore this whole ***** BS ...



Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:55 | 2096539 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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One must understand the enemy to kill it.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:52 | 2096527 HyperLazy
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My eyes and ears are oozing blood from witnessing the marvel of the Merkel - is that normal?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:54 | 2096531 Mercury
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Greetings central planners and anxious spouses...

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:56 | 2096532 HamyWanger
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"status quo elite which is rapidly becoming irrelevant and obsolete"

Tyler, admit it, you're JEALOUS.

Jealous that you did not receive an invitation for Davos, like all Austrian lunatics. But their blacklisting is deserved, as their very dangerous "free for all" proposed policies would quickly lead the world to another world war and insane economic destruction. 

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:05 | 2096568 Mercury
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Fucking Keynesian Last Supper.

Everybody now:

Always knew that's I'd be an apostle, knew I'd make it if I tried...

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:22 | 2096635 lizzy36
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Yes. Tyler is jealous.

Imagine the envy he feels at not attending evening events with ARS, assorted kleptocrats, Euro intellectuals, and the women that triple their rates especially for this event.

Luckily Blodget is there. One can hop over to Business Insider, PAY FOR THEIR PREMIUM CONTENT (yes apparently there is premium slide shows and top ten lists , that one can PAY for).

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:53 | 2096534 MrBoompi
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So the debt has to be rated AAA?  Do these clowns still consider soveriegn debt to be AAA?  And how can a debt crisis be solved by adding more debt?  It's like a noose around the neck of society.

The world is awash in f-ing debt.  Most of it nobody but these idiot politians are responsible for.  They're very well paid to think and believe what the people with money tell them to believe.  Which certainly means the most effective remedy will not be taken.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:53 | 2096535 JR
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Message to Goldman – Draghi, Mario, Bernanke, Blankfein, Dudley, Achleitner et al.- from Germany: In the final analysis, you can’t argue with economic power.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 12:57 | 2096551 Wolferl
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Why are there some stupid people talking English in the off?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:26 | 2096651 Uncle Remus
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Horst you old dog you.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:32 | 2096663 youngman
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Its pretty though...but the tone seems to be a little downbeat...for such a great recovery we are in....there is not fix to this....they will NOT cut expenses....nor will they grow out of they will print....

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 13:42 | 2096724 dearth vader
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How do you spend "wontonly"? By endulging in free Chinese dumplings like there's no tomorrow?

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 14:25 | 2096918 Georgesblog
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It's bad enough that they really believe what they've been saying. We shouldn't have to believe it, too.

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 15:52 | 2097283 unemployable
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I find Angela the most beautiful woman in the world to me.   Is this wrong?   For a single, Jewish man in his early-40s to be so magnetially drawn to this wonderfully intelligent pleasantly plump big-eyed woman who has gone, like me, without real passion & compassion, for far too long. 

Dear God why was I put on Earth if not to love Ms. Merkel with all my soul....

Wed, 01/25/2012 - 16:23 | 2097462 Scalaris
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Fuck Davos. 



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