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Official Greek Response To Internet "Rumors" Of Imminent Greek Default

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Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:12 | 1651752 RealitiveMind
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Thank God I am fluent in Greek.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:14 | 1651761 mfoste1
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Dont worry I speak and read greek. It says we are going to default, then the US taxpayers must bail us out....

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:16 | 1651776 MsCreant
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I read "Full throttle forward on the printer, bitchez."

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:23 | 1651823 spiral_eyes
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zero hedge frontrunning the market, bitchez.

if bernanke is now the biggest hedge fund manager in the world, tyler durden is making the entire old media industry look fucking irrelevant.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:33 | 1651873 Ahmeexnal
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short the greek ETF

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:07 | 1652021 Herd Redirectio...
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How do you know a Finance Minister is lying?


His lips are moving!

Check out the latest from the Capital Research Institute "BiMetallic Standard, FAQ":


"To anyone who tells you that private banks or central banks or ‘the Elite’ will benefit the most from the Gold Standard, this is why they are wrong. Yes, holders of gold would benefit from the initial changeover, from fiat to sound money, but after that it is a system that is more fair (nothing is perfect in this world) for everyone. An initial one time gain (of perhaps 300%) on the 10 ounces you hold might seem like a big deal, but the real change in the switch to sound money would come from banks losing the ability to create money, and the average person gaining that ability.

How would you feel if your retirement savings increased 66%, but your income decreased to almost zero? Probably mixed emotions! So now you know why private banks (and hence, their employees, analysts, researchers, etc.) will not be supporting a BiMetallic Standard without some, erghm, persuasion."

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:13 | 1652064 redpill
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This is outrageous!  Such irresponsible rumors.  ARREST THE INTERNET!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 19:38 | 1652929 Rahm
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Looks like Greek to me.

Sat, 09/10/2011 - 04:57 | 1653972 Blank Reg
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I was hoping everyone would resist the urge to say that.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:26 | 1652115 Smiddywesson
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I don't think TPTB are going to handcuff themselves with the move to a pure gold standard.  Any "gold standard" supported by this lot of international criminals is as likely to resemble a true gold standard as Chicken McNuggets resembles a real chicken.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:34 | 1651876 Fish Gone Bad
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Fuck Greece.  It is not even a real country.  What is this, its 25th default???  Please tell me that no one honestly saw this coming.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:45 | 1651920 Popo
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As they say,  nothing is true until it is officially denied.

We can now rest assured that Greece is well and truly fucked.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:28 | 1652123 Smiddywesson
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No, it's the countries that needed Greece to stay solvent that are screwed, not Greece.  Default wipes all the old concerns away.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:55 | 1652254 knukles
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I know a guy who didn't see this coming.  He's the blind, deaf, dumb, paraplegic who works as the senior press secretary to the ECB.  You know, the fellow who sits in the back waving his hands about madly.  He didn't know.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:00 | 1651996 breezer1
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its been irrelevant for a while now...

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:56 | 1652255 knukles
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Buy on the tumor, sell on the booze.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:06 | 1652019 richard in norway
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well as soon as i saw the post i rushed off to another blog to tell all my freinds and the market took a nosedive five miniutes later

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:54 | 1651974 hunglow
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Roger, go for throttle up.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:41 | 1651909 Transitory Disi...
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First rule of rumour club is:

Never believe anything until it is denied!


I wonder how the Feral Reserve will react?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:45 | 1651921 Snidley Whipsnae
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"I wonder how the Feral Reserve will react?"

Not hard to figure, since they only know how to do one thing...print.

You can guess print or not print... even odds you are right.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:51 | 1651952 Transitory Disi...
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The thing is I cannot decide if they are Stupid or Devious, Clueless clowns or planned precision......

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:08 | 1652030 topcallingtroll
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stupid....there are many that really believe that this is a conspiracy of financiers to take down an innocent country that is doing nothing wrong.

Clueless clowns for the same reason above.....also because they were stupid enough to get themselves in this situation in the first place.

Devious.....they kinda know what's going down, but they are trying to stall it as much as possible and hope for a deux ex machina from the ECB.

Planned Precision?  Ha.  No one can take advantage of a person who is neither a borrower or a creditor.  Sure there is a little piling on around the edges, but the Greeks fully and totally did this to themselves.


Sat, 09/10/2011 - 11:52 | 1654435 Marco
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Then which of us is innocent? Most first world countries are running twin deficits just like the Greeks, we are doing the exact same things to ourselves ... Greece is simply the first to fall.


I guess there are a couple grand capitalist experiments like Sweden and Denmark which can claim innocence ... but otherwise I don't know too many which don't only manage surpluses because of natural resources which are fast running out.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:12 | 1652056 tunckar
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Which one dou you believe?

politicians or gold?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:31 | 1652137 Smiddywesson
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I wonder how the Feral Reserve will react?

Oh, I don't know, perhaps bail out Europe and raise margins on gold, twice?  This is all about kicking the can and buying cheap gold to fill their vaults, the rest is smoke and mirrors.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:22 | 1651815 max2205
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100%...gee wally just like the bond yiels, go figure huh

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:39 | 1651898 dwdollar
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Come on, let's not exaggerate.  The chance of default is only 99.99%.  ;)

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:42 | 1651913 Transitory Disi...
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.999 :)

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:26 | 1651830 Id fight Gandhi
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You need to fluent in bullshit too. Who they think we are?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:27 | 1651838 Agent P
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He speaks fluent French...in Russian.

Stay thirsty my friend.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:37 | 1651891 vast-dom
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Fluency in Greek financial fuckery = scary shit.


Silver down sharply all of a sudden........something is starting to stink....

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:33 | 1652149 Smiddywesson
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Oh yeah.  PMs cannot be ignored by the Fed this weekend or the jig is up.  Lot's of pressure coming for paper traders.  They can't touch my physical though. 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:27 | 1651758 TruthInSunshine
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If you lay down with sheep/sheeple, you're going to get sodomized.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:38 | 1651894 luster
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Better spray some Windex on that ass.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:44 | 1651919 mudduck
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"This is a bad game, which is directed against the euro and the eurozone as a whole." Should be; "This is as bad game, which is directed into the eurozone a-hole. Please make the bad men stop."

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:50 | 1651954 TruthInSunshine
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DSK spoke fluent greek, frequently.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:14 | 1651762 Mongo
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It's all greek to me

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:27 | 1651840 hambone
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Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:14 | 1651764 Segestan
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I'm surprised Sovereign Bitch isn't all over this.....

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:14 | 1651765 1835jackson
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It's all Greek to me

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:15 | 1651767 Zenster
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I guess the real question now is when exactly they go bust, weeks/months?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:24 | 1651813 Capitalist10
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days, hours...

eerily reminiscent of the rumors of a US downgrade on a Friday not too long ago that were denied, retracted, etc., until around 9:00 PM EST...

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:49 | 1651943 Snidley Whipsnae
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Monday... hell coming to breakfast... prepare accordingly.

...and include bull shit repellent in your bug out bag.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:04 | 1652007 Hephasteus
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I've been watching main stream media twist thier spines into bullshit storm bent all week.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:58 | 1652266 Lord Welligton
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Great movie.

@1:57 "Get ready little lady. Hell is comin to breakfast".


Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:47 | 1652452 LFMayor
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"careful Abe. I seen him do... some things".

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:15 | 1651768 1835jackson
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me to Greek all It's

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:15 | 1651769 nantucket
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i love baklava, can we forgive greek debt in exchange for that stuff?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:58 | 1652268 knukles
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Ouzo and stale baklava have already been pledged to Finland as collateral in place of the Gold.  WTF, can't eat Gold, eh?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:15 | 1651772 Putty
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