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

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Just as to Italy it is suddenly America's fault the "crisis was sparked", so now it is "internet rumors" who are to blame that the market, at least in the form of CDS, estimates that the country's probability of going bankrupt is, oh, 100%.

From the Ministry of Finance:

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Evangelos Venizelos, answering journalists' questions on various reviews and rumors circulated on the Internet alleging that failure of Greece through the weekend, said: 

 

"It is the first time you get this organized wave of "rumors" on alleged failure of Greece. This is a bad game, an organized speculation, which is directed against the euro and the eurozone as a whole.

 

Basic selection and priority of Greece is the full implementation of the decisions of 21 July and of course the full implementation of obligations arising from agreements with its institutional partners.

 

This is the clear position of the Greek government that does not take into account any element of political cost. "

Judging by the market reaction, and considering that where there is a putrid pyroclastic cloud, there is usually fire (not to mention a volcanic explosion), this may be a little more than just "organized, internet-based speculation."

Full release:

 

 


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

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

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:23 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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short the greek ETF

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:07 | Link to Comment 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":

http://www.capitalresearchinstitute.org

"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 | Link to Comment redpill
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This is outrageous!  Such irresponsible rumors.  ARREST THE INTERNET!

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

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

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:26 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment breezer1
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its been irrelevant for a while now...

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

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:06 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment hunglow
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Roger, go for throttle up.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:41 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Transitory Disi...
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Absolutely.

 

The thing is I cannot decide if they are Stupid or Devious, Clueless clowns or planned precision......

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:08 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment tunckar
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Which one dou you believe?

politicians or gold?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:31 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment max2205
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100%...gee wally just like the bond yiels, go figure huh

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:39 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Transitory Disi...
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.999 :)

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:26 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Agent P
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He speaks fluent French...in Russian.

Stay thirsty my friend.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:37 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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If you lay down with sheep/sheeple, you're going to get sodomized.

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

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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DSK spoke fluent greek, frequently.

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

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:27 | Link to Comment hambone
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Oooopa!!!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Segestan
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I'm surprised Sovereign Bitch isn't all over this.....

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

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:15 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Lord Welligton
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Great movie.

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

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX56rbqZhto

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

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

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

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:58 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Putty
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TG;DR

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:30 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Made me laugh.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:16 | Link to Comment Cdad
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Greece is NOT fixed again....and it TYLER's fault!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:26 | Link to Comment espirit
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Why don't they just say it's ZH'ers fault?

Buahahahaha! Long live the Silver Eagle.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:16 | Link to Comment Tense INDIAN
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In the meantime time , we ask , will the SnP break that channel::

 

http://markettechnicals-jonak.blogspot.com/

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:19 | Link to Comment TradingJoe
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DA!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:20 | Link to Comment BORT
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I believe we will.  failure at 61.8% of last drop was key

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:32 | Link to Comment caerus
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yes

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:17 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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wish they would hurry up and default............

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:17 | Link to Comment FunkyMonkeyBoy
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So, how will we know that Greece has officially defaulted?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:18 | Link to Comment TradingJoe
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They're outof greek salad?!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Josh Randall
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When the name "Barclay's Parthenon" is unveiled

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Let them eat iPads
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The ancient Greeks were incredibly ahead of their time.

Did you know the Parthenon was cable-ready?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Nate H
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no prescriptions at your pharmacy in T+10 days...

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:22 | Link to Comment Jonas Parker
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There's a worldwide ouzo shortage!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:28 | Link to Comment espirit
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All the better. That stuff tastes worse than warm Saki.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:07 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Not after half a bottle....

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:57 | Link to Comment PartysOver
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They stand up and say thank you.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:05 | Link to Comment breezer1
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leo souvlaki could anwser that, you out there leo???

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:07 | Link to Comment JohnG
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His head exploded when all the solars died.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:17 | Link to Comment TradingJoe
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Ahh Fiday's Greek Salad! Or will it be on Sunday?!?! Algos sweating hard to keep S&P above 1150 and it's only 2:15ish!!! Next week will be a killer, Monday's gap down will be EPIC! But...there's always a But when you (don't) need it, it will all be in time for the 21st, eh?!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:17 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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Cool so by extension are us people who comment on blogs to blame too? 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:23 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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We have the power. We are the Young Turks & The New Mongol Horde.

We're coming for all welfare states, Ponzi schemes, fractional reserve economies, and especially, the central bankster dominated economies.

We burn the toxic fields & destroy the malignant soil, so as to enable growth of nutritious crops once again.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:27 | Link to Comment fuu
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We are the barbarians at the gate?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 22:21 | Link to Comment Ms. Erable
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Only if you are a holder of 'Barbarous Relics'.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:42 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
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So, will Bernanke's next speech blame the recession on the weather, the Japanese earthquake, AND ZeroHedge?

We uncouth non-banker types would like to know.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment fuu
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San Diego Blackout will get top billing.

Sat, 09/10/2011 - 11:58 | Link to Comment Marco
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Pity that by now the people who started the Ponzi schemes own all the land which you want to grow crops on.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:40 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
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Cool so by extension are us people who comment on blogs to blame too? 

Yes, I am sitting here in my dirty wife beater's tank top, swilling cheap beer and flushed with power.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:18 | Link to Comment unum mountaineer
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if a sovain giverment fails and no one is around to hear it,does it make a sound?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Cassandra Syndrome
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It says,

 

"Relax Bitchez and pass this fucking jobs bill."

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:20 | Link to Comment LRC Fan
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It's not a rumor if it's true.  Reminds me of "rumours" about the biggest slut in high school. 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:20 | Link to Comment kito
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surprises me that jim rogers, well respected with regards to currencies, feels that the euro will not only survive, but that he will buy after the defaults settle.

hes also long rmb.

id love to know under what scenario he sees the euro surviving...... 

 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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Once a fiat junky always a fiat junky. I'm sure he believes his having a shit fit in some store when they tell him to fuck off with his euro garbage will be all you need to keep it alive.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:38 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Well, the Freegold folks say that gold will be for saving, while the Euro will be for spending. Given that things will be priced in Euros though, I don't see how it is any more viable long-term than the dollar. Just because it can't hyper-inflate, means little when your salary is set in a depreciating currency.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
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Just because it can't hyper-inflate, means little when your salary is set in a depreciating currency.

Bingo!  If they want to set up a viable monetary system, where trade is more realistically balanced, don't they want the standard of living lower in certain Western countries and higher in certain Asian countries?  And just exactly where are people being encouraged to buy gold and where are they being discouraged to buy gold, hmmm?  Probably a coincidence.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:34 | Link to Comment Marx_it_2_market.
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Jim Rogers was interviewed in early July and said he was slighly bullish on the Euro.  To be exact, he implied, IIRC, that he wasn't interested in dumping his Euro holdings.  Rogers said the Euro could be strengthened by the departure of the PIIGS. 

There are some problems with that simplistic view.  It's not clear who will leave the Euro, the PIIGS or the Germans.  Also of course, there will be a period of chaos (economic freefall) while new currencies are issued, etc. Given the low quality of European leaders, it could take some time to rewire things.

I'd bet that Jim Rogers has his "Euros" parked in Germany and/or satellite countries, so he's well-off either way, and earning interest in the meanwhile.  What could screw up this system is if the Germans do the masochistic thing, and agree to the long-term drag of bailing out the other EU nations forever.  Then Rogers investments wouldn't look so smart.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:20 | Link to Comment monopoly
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Thank goodness. Feel much better now. Thought we had some problems.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:22 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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seems like trade wars have started.....trading insults and blame! go figure.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:22 | Link to Comment NumberNone
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Is that the lunch menu?  I'll have some Pastichio with a bottle of Ouzo please.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:22 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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Baaa Baaaa Baaaa Clavaaaaa!

Remember he is a politician. This is his position today, not so tomorrow maybe.

Baa baa baaaa clavaaa!

V

Signs Of Decline

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:22 | Link to Comment Quantum Nucleonics
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In a way, he's right.  Absent information about Greece's terrible financial position being available and discussed on the internet and sites like ZH, politicians could have kept their troubles under the rug and their bonds at par.  Basically, he's ranting that he/they got caught.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:51 | Link to Comment Smiddywesson
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Absolutely.  Tolken wrote in the Lord of the Rings about the outrage of thieves when something is stolen from them, and of liars when they once tell the truth and are disbelieved.  There's lot's of interesting tid bits in his works.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:29 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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Weekend follies, Weekend With Bernanke, call it what you will....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GTfUENx6uRs

 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:32 | Link to Comment Jim in MN
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Yes, I too blame the Internet for Germany having a Plan B.

Damn you, Internet.  They should have been blindsided.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:35 | Link to Comment InMisesITrust
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Summer lovin' had me a blast

Summer lovin' happened so fast

Summer dreams ripped at the seams,

bu-ut oh, those su-ummer nights....

Tell me more, tell me more!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:34 | Link to Comment Shitters_Full
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Nice old school Pacers avatar.  Stipanovich wasn't Greek was he?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Gringo Viejo
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$ index up 300 basis points from Monday.

Put on a happy, albeit fraudulent face.

At times, the utter corruption of it all weighs upon my psyche.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:36 | Link to Comment La Belle Vie
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LOL … per Greek finance minister  “ all this is default rumors are directed against Euro “ , once all Greek gold collateral is gone , game over … he can go back to herding goats n picking olives

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:37 | Link to Comment web bot
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You know the old saying about where there's smoke, there's fire?

Just ignore the smoke, it will be replaced with something else shortly...

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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is this some kind of tacit admission that CNBC is irrelevant?

(not that we needed any further confirmation....)

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:50 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ct9xzXUQLuY

Jay Rockefeller: Internet should have never existed

 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:58 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClqUcScwnn8

David Rockefeller speaks about population control.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ciy8OPJYqWU

The Rockefellers Are Baby Killers: Ludlow Massacre

 

Our Country.. Our Manufacturing Base was shipped off to China.. and the Tax Base that it represented as well. One World is Killing America and everyone is busy watching Feel Good Stories on Cable News.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:00 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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Just as to Italy it is suddenly America's fault the "crisis was sparked", so now it is "internet rumors" who are to blame that the market,

the Rockefellers Agree!! Damn Internet!!

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:53 | Link to Comment daggerwolf22
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tyler, your translation is NOT correct. it states that it is NOT the first time .... while you translate ...it IS the first time...

 

anyway things do seem bleak but the most probable outcome is austerity,bailout and so on...nothing else is productive for europe for europeans at this time...

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:07 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qjBkOSel-w

Tyler is a Russian.. Not a WOP (with out papers).

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:53 | Link to Comment Mediocritas
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....full implementation of obligations arising from agreements with its institutional partners.

Hmm, now what's that appropriately diplomatic word I was looking for again? Oh, here it is:

BULLSHIT

But never you mind, I'm sure he's only lying about that one thing and the part about the evil blogosphere being to blame for 20%+ 10yr yields is perfectly true. Uh huh, yep.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 14:58 | Link to Comment Jay the savage
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Greece should just sell the rights to John Stamos and all will be well.  Best thing Greece ever made. 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:08 | Link to Comment jal
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All the financial advisors are saying "Buy the Dips".

I'm not a financial advisor.

Did anyone find a way to hack into the G7 communication and find out what will be their miricle package to save the Greeks?

jal

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:12 | Link to Comment Threeggg
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Talking of "rumors" Faux Business News just floated "a rumor" that someone was unwinding a huge Gold position in Europe.

LOL

Unwinding into what ?

Spreading rumors to corral everyone into the dollar and equities ? No, they wouldn't do that ! Would they ?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:41 | Link to Comment richard in norway
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greek gold?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:10 | Link to Comment kahunabear
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I had heard Baghdad Bob was M.I.A. It is good to hear he has shown up safe in Greece.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:11 | Link to Comment mainuh1
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We're boned. Should have listened to Perot.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Pretorian
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I say bend over that lying lazy fat Greeks and hit them with the stick 10 times  but count 1.  They never changed since Troy Horse. They have fuk the world once more.

 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:25 | Link to Comment MS7
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Why wouldn't Greece be better off with a default?

"It may be tempting for Greece to precipitate a "hard default" before the second rescue package comes into force and switches a large stock of debt contracts from Greek law to English law, he said."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8751180/Germany-pushe...

 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:30 | Link to Comment oa92000
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Greek Default, Is it a big deal??? reallly

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:38 | Link to Comment oa92000
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Greek Default, Is it a big deal??? really

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:46 | Link to Comment richard in norway
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no, it's just lighting the fuse at bit like on the 4 july, you light te fuse and the fireworks go off one after the other building up to the big climax where 20 supernover rockets go up at the same time

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:46 | Link to Comment MarcusLCrassus
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Yes, because "Internet rumors" were the ones to sneak in and sell toxic CDOs to the Greeks after these same rumors went out and created the rating agency companies S&P and Moodys and then rated these CDOs as AAA. 

 

Is there anything those rumors can't do?  I'd like them to come over to my house and change my oil. 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:00 | Link to Comment Poetic injustice
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They will go to your house and change your new oil with old. Surely not those 200,000 kilometers you drove were at fault?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 15:47 | Link to Comment stant
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go tell the spartans. thier check bounced

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:12 | Link to Comment quasimodo
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This must be bullish for the gyro?

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:18 | Link to Comment exiledbear
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Damn. He didn't deny the rumor. Smart bastard.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:21 | Link to Comment kahunabear
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Buffet should be able to whip up a preferred deal to fix this whole Greek thing.

I think Gyros and Baklava would fit in well on the Dairy Queen menu.

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 16:49 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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For Greece:

Gold Dust Woman, Stevie Nicks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ygj7tawGiug

Rock on- gold dust woman
Take your silver spoon
And dig your grave

Heartless challenge
Pick your path and I'll pray

Wake up in the morning
See your sunrise- loves- to go down
Lousy lovers- pick their prey
But they never cry out loud

Did she make you cry
Make you break down
Shatter your illusions of love
Is it over now- do you know how
Pick up the pieces and go home.

Rock on- ancient woman
Follow those who pale
In your shadow

Rulers make bad lovers
You better put your kingdom up for sale

Did she make you cry
Make you break down
Shatter your illusions of love
Is it over now- do you know how
Pickup the pieces and go home. 

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 17:29 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
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I've found the organizer of the rumors.

It's captain obvious. AGAIN!!!!!

He's tireless. A machine that won't stop coming ever.

http://failblog.org/2011/08/01/epic-fail-photos-oddly-specific-captain-o...

Fri, 09/09/2011 - 17:43 | Link to Comment Highrev
Highrev's picture

Shouldn't it be "internet" in quotes instead of rumors?

Sat, 09/10/2011 - 05:30 | Link to Comment Yperkeimenos
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And for those dear ZH readers who cannot speak Greek here is translation of the Statement:

PRESS RELEASE

The Vice President of the Goverment and Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos gave a press conference and while answering the questions of  journalist's concerning rumours and comments circulating the internet about a supposed Greek default,stated the following:

"This is not the first time that an organised wave of rumours ,about a supposed Greek Default,appears.It is a bad joke,an organised speculative attack that turns against the Euro and the Eurozone in general.The main concern and choise of Greece is the full implementation of the decisions taken during the 21 of july summit and of course to comply to the obligations that come as a result from our agreements with the rest of our European partners.This is our strict official position and we will not consider any political cost."

 

Sat, 09/10/2011 - 05:42 | Link to Comment Mayer Amshel
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You know it's been on my mind
Could you stand right there
Look me straight in the eye and say
That it's over now

We pay our debt sometime
Yeah, we pay our debt sometime
We pay our debt sometime
Yeah, we pay our debt sometime

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9URmsFUsev0

 

 

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