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The following sentence captures, better than anything, the sheer sociopathology, and the epic unprecedented delusions of a failing central planning bureaucrat:

  • Angela Merkel is not happy that financial markets have not made any contribution to resolving the financial crisis -RTRS

Yes, this is precisely the same as the dealer complaining that the junkie not only demands more, but refuses to get clean. Here's a hint: "financial markets", crowded out entirely by central planners such as you, now rely exclusively on you, dear Angie, to "solve" the financial crisis. And will do so more and more, the higher this particular chart goes (danke Bundesbank).

 


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Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Gene Parmesan
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Blame anybody but the person in the mirror.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment spiral_eyes
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Yes, Angela Merkel, the "conservative". 

Nixon was right. They're all central planners now.

But we go on trying — though explaining capitalism to Angela Merkel is a thankless task.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:08 | Link to Comment nope-1004
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All leaders are idiots.  She's basically admitting that central planners have failed and their policies are not working.  If they were working, there would be no need to blame.  Since they're not working, back to the well they'll go to invent more funny tokens.

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Popo
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Dear Angela,

FINANCIAL MARKETS ARE *PRICE DISCOVERY* MECHANISMS.

When you peddle shit, financial markets will price it as such.

Thank you,

Planet Earth

 

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:16 | Link to Comment spiral_eyes
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What is price discovery?

Is that where the market discovers the prices that our glorious bureaucratic overlords are setting?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment jjsilver
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They're public servants and we are the masters.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:25 | Link to Comment Fukushima Sam
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2012; Year of the Sociopath

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:40 | Link to Comment Divided States ...
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It should say this instead:

The citizens of democratic societies are not happy that political leaders like Angela Merkel have not made any contribution to resolving the impending social crisis -RTRS

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:45 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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Sure.

Just look in the mirror and say:

"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and, doggone it, people like me."

That'll help get you a Senate seat, at least....

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:11 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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With this logic, she might have inbred-merkeloidism or a Being There form of an idiot savant.  I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt here.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 18:11 | Link to Comment pashley1411
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Political leaders are not idiots.

However, nowhere in their software is the programming to think through financial crises, especially government-crowding out of individuals and the private sector.  

Which is like going to war and wondering where all the blood is coming from.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:18 | Link to Comment OldE_Ant
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Yess mistress Angela the markets ARE working to correct the problem, that's why the spreads on the bonds are growing faster than your butt cheeks.

But as I always like to say in the face of people who disagree with the obvious "opinions differ".

How about this mistress.  Your butt IS fat, your PIIGs fatter and I think I'm starting to smell bacon on the griddle? Would you like yours chewy, or crispy?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:47 | Link to Comment SWRichmond
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RIght now, the markets do not work to correct anything, they exist only as a wealth-transfer mechanism.

All modern business models have converged on sucking from the taxpayers' tits.  Period.  The MIC business model has been adopted by all other businesses.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment crazyjsmith
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Exactly, like blaming the mirror because you're ugly!!

These Technocrats are reptilian serpants. The market is EXACTLY where they want it to be. Not any higher nor any lower.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Why? For what purpose is this 'market level' somehow 'correct'?

So they can keep on moving the same pawn back and forth in the same square turn after turn? Makes no sense!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment crazyjsmith
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Exactly, makes no sense...to us. It does allow them to keep this game going. By no means is this market "correct". That would imply that these measures they are taking are "correct". And we all know better.

As I said, the market is where they want it to be. It has become a slave to the Central Bankers, no more free than a rat in a cage.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:42 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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You, of all people, should know that down days for sheering the sheeple. Up days are for luring them back in for more.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment vast-dom
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HEY TY REALITY CHECK: THE DEALER NEVER EVER WANTS THE JUNKIE TO GET CLEAN!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:40 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Totally agree with you. However when I worked in a hospital on graveyards I was amazed how many dealers got a point blank shot gun blast to the chest from their junkie pals who had run out of money but still wanted their dope. Not a forgiving, let's talk reason kinda group.

Miffed:-)

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:04 | Link to Comment vast-dom
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the sheeple certainly aren't as motivated as the junkies, that's for sure. if they were, there'd have been a reset in 2009 latest. i suspect the bankers are the closest analogy to both dealer/junky and pimp/whore for a MPD BPD co-morbid sociopathic profile. 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 17:30 | Link to Comment Goldilocks
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This town needs an enema!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYaki2ZvhSE (0:05)

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:06 | Link to Comment battle axe
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BWAHAAAAA HAAAAAA HAAAAAAA, oh Angie you kill me you joker you!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Tyler, you have achieved a "ZH classic" today with your words to Merkel.   Can somebody translate it in German and send it to the Bundestag?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment nope-1004
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I'll translate it to German:

"Merkel, you idiot."

There.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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Frau Ferkel, Sie dumme Sau!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:40 | Link to Comment Greyhat
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I think Tyler tought of something like "Wir sollten die Mauer wieder hochziehen und Merkel dann drüber werfen."

(We should rebuild the wall and then throw Merkel over it)

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:00 | Link to Comment littleguy
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Translation not required. Can speak German.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Drachma
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Thanks for the translation. Can't speak German.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 19:35 | Link to Comment prains
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just start with UNT ! and work from there

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Lednbrass
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Ive been waiting for some time to see somebody on ZH make a Ferkel joke. Cant believe it took this long.

+1 interweb point for you!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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Have you heard of Zar Kotzy lately?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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I have yet to see any one of you claim that a good fucking would fix Merkel.

Come on guys, you are dropping the ball.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:02 | Link to Comment TonyCoitus
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Sorry, I'm not "up" to the task.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:06 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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TonyCoitus

You could put a flag over her head and fuck her for old glory.


Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:22 | Link to Comment TonyCoitus
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I'll need a double Viagra martini first, but OK, I'll take one for the team and do it!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:39 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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TonyCoitus

Drive deep into the Rhine, deep man deep!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment RallyRoundTheFamily
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I will make her my bottom bitch for a night.  For a small fee of course.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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A skull fucking with a rusty bayonet, maybe.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:19 | Link to Comment RacerX
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Yeah I'm not climbing that mountain either.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:29 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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Berlusconi nailed it when he called her "unf**k-able".

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment wandstrasse
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you mean 'unbungable'

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment 12ToothAssassin
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I need me some more Berlusconi in the headlines, those were good times.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment BC6
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Zee Germans bitchez!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment alexwest
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dont know german..
but seems like its bundesbank's amount of money loaned by ECB..

am i right?

alx

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment Dick Darlington
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And this muppet refuses to face the truth. Time and again...

04-18 13:48: OECD's Gurria says expects Euro-zone recession wil not be...

 

Hockey sticks and wot not...

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment DoChenRollingBearing
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Angela Merkel...  That's rich.  Almost don't even need to comment...

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:00 | Link to Comment irie1029
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delusional

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:00 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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The level of incompetence among world leaders is staggering. Between all of them is there a functioning brain cell?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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They really are a bunch of megalomaniac azz hatters.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:39 | Link to Comment Bartanist
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Wow!

You have to realize that it is not incompetence AT ALL!!. It is brilliance made to look like incompetence so that their "global takeover" and "kill strategies" will look like mistakes, or something outside their control.

They want chaos and destruction. They want polarization and infighting so that people will kill each other and they will appear to have clean hands. Look at how they have created an "inside" and an "outside" class. Look at how they have made it seem as if it is the people against THEIR government and the police and military against the people (who are their own relatives).

The only way to win is to not play the game and stop giving them the power ... but unfortunately people are young, gullible, corruptable, whatever and continually fall into the trap so that they can receive perceived privilege (at the cost of their sole ... most likely)... if only they give up their free will and rationalize to themselves that there is no ultimate good or evil.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:00 | Link to Comment TWSceptic
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I don't buy into that conspiracy, I think they are really just ignorant. Remember, not many people understand how economics work, often not even the so called economists...

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:30 | Link to Comment SMG
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Not everything is a conspiracy, that's true.

But in this world, when it comes to money and power, things are most often planned and coordinated.

Also something to think about:

http://newworldorderreport.com/News/tabid/266/ID/980/33-Conspiracy-Theories-That-Turned-Out-To-Be-True-What-Every-Person-Should-Know-Updated-Revised-and-Extended.aspx

 

 

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:00 | Link to Comment Hedgetard55
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Once Ben started printing the Rubicon was crossed and there was no going back. Dollar destruction is unavoidable at this point, either through hyper inflation from continued printing or through outright default. He should have let the chips fall where they may back in 2008, instead he ensured his own future destruction and vilification.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:00 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Theres no going back, we're hurtling to the edge of the cliff and we will plunge into the abyss, not if but when.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment ekm
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No doubt.

The Primary Dealers are at the point of no return. The only option left is to keep buying until they've bought up everything, otherwise margin calls.

Problem: No more suckers. They're stuck with BAC and each-other shares that nobody wants.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:34 | Link to Comment eddiebe
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The plan from the inception was to destroy real money and to substitute debt, so the bankers now own us as surely as the plantation owners owned slaves. Bernanke now gets to be a captain amongst the herd of slave chattel. He may be vilified amongst a few, but mostly just like his predecessor he is practically deified.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:03 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Riiiiight the pusher is not happy with the junkie not cleaning up his act yet and kicking the smack.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:00 | Link to Comment Raynja
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It's more like the dealer complaining the junkie won't front the dealer enough supply to sell back to the junkie next week.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:03 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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LOL that IS more correct!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:03 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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Is something being lost in translation? I thought Merkel was a little smarter than that.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:06 | Link to Comment Christoph830
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You thought wrong

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment Gringo Viejo
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Would suggest all read Doug Casey's recent missives regarding sociopathy in governance. Puts it all together.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment Mongo
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Tyler, failing central planning beurocrat or a successful sociolpathic central planner? Can't really make up my mind because everything somehow feels ... "arranged".

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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But DONT WORRY, Spain will peddle a billion or so in debt, and all will be deemed 'euphoric' by morning again Im sure.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:08 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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  • President Obama is not happy that Gitmo prisoners have not made any contribution to resolving their judicial crisis -RTRS
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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  • TEPCO is not happy that Fukushima residents have not made any contribution to resolving the radiation crisis -RTRS

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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  • The Pentagon is not happy that Afghani villagers have not made any contribution to resolving the bombing and drone strike campaign-RTRS
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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  • Lloyd Blankfein is not happy that Muppets have not made any contribution to resolving Wall Street's habit of frontrunning its clients-RTRS
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:26 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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  • GM's board is not happy that American auto buyers have not made any contribution to resolving America's failed energy policy -RTRS
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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  • Ben Bernanke is not happy that oil traders have not made any contribution to resolving high gasoline prices-RTRS
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:34 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Tim Geithner is not happy that treasury markets have not made any contribution to resolving the nation's deficit spending-RTRS

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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Health insurers are not happy that physicians have not made any contribution to resolving the industy's need to keep growing quarterly revenues-RTRS

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:46 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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  • Politicians are not happy that most citizens have not made any big contributions to resolve the campaign finance crisis, whereas government employee unions have contributed millions  -RTRS
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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  • Wal-Mart shoppers are not happy that China has not made any contribution to resolving America's unemployment crisis -RTRS

 

This one is my favorite.  Now, I can stop.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment RallyRoundTheFamily
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BP is not happy that Dolphins have not made any contribution to resolving the oil spill crisis -RTRS?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment I am a Man I am...
Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Lotus Flower
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Someone get this bitch a multi-trillion Euro pacifier

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Sweet Chicken
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LOL now that is funny! +1

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment ZeroPoint
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There is only way to be free - complete and total default. End the fiat Euro, end the pain. Start over.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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So you stand on the corner in your new English clothes
And you look so polished from your hair down to your toes
But still your finger's gonna pick your nose, after all

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:08 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Merkel should keep her pinkel out of the stuffning and icening jar.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment SILVERGEDDON
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Time to re-visit the Treaty of Versailles, and build some battleships and guns to spec with the rules, to keep the nasty neighbors from stealing the sausage and beer when the times get tough, German Bitchez...............................

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:38 | Link to Comment Paul Atreides
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Is she referring to hedge funds or muppets?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment walküre
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Tylers, I'm not sure you got that right.

There is probably more to the story. She sees that LTRO 1 & 2 have basically not yielded any net positive results. The financial markets went up like a rocket across Europe because the banks drained the ECB liquidity and played the stock markets. That is probably what she is referring to.

Angie is going to simply flush out the banks this time and she could care less when banks are now going under. She will not agree to any further central bank actions that are going to impact the Bundesbank and the Bundesschatzkammer (German Treasury) negatively.

I'm almost willing to speculate that Angie is kicking the door to a German Euro exit wide open.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment I am a Man I am...
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i don't see where y'all are disagreeing

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:25 | Link to Comment sockratte
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maybe we need some technocrat government in good ol' germany? yet any goldmanians available? ;-)

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:45 | Link to Comment walküre
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Not Goldman but close enough.

Jens Weidman, BuBa President is ex IMF. Astounding that the 44 year young is at the top levers of one of the biggest Central Banks.

Heritage? One can only speculate.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:39 | Link to Comment riphowardkatz
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Right, Germany is going to leave the euro and a politician is going to get tough with the conduit to deficit spending that is demanded by their constituency? While also removing a fall guy for when the deficit blows up? Get real.

The opposite will happen. Angie will talk tough with the bankers, then she will double down and quadruple down until it all falls apart. 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:46 | Link to Comment irie1029
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Good take on it.  Divided most fail and united all fail.    

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:55 | Link to Comment TheGardener
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A link to the original quote would help.

The opposition SPD seriously declared they will not fight Merkel but financial markets in the next election.

So I would relate their "financial markets" newspeak
to what a conspiracy theorist refers to as "them".

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:34 | Link to Comment TheGardener
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Blaming speculators or rating agencies did not work so why
not leash out wholesale against financial markets?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:57 | Link to Comment walküre
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from "financial markets" to "money changers" is not much of a stretch either

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment walküre
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Germany is over ripe for some good and healthy class warfare. Once Spain starts cooking with gas, the fire will spread. France has some good revolutionary blood left in them. In essence, the new elite is living like the aristocrats near Versailles and close to Paris where the masses were starving or struggling at least.

Eventually the anger and frustration will blow up and spill over and the elite has nowhere to hide unless they form strategic alliances with the rulers and leaders of the so called Proletariat.

It will happen.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment PontifexMaximus
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Wrong you are, she has been screwed twice by M. Draghi from behind in a decent way ( completely politically surpassed), that she is out of the game. There is only one who controls the game, it's MD. And he knows ist very well. The lack of political support has to be compensated by a huge amount of hopium, better longer than 36 months and at sale prices of 0,.....

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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a good dealer, never uses the product

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:18 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Looks like Merkell broke the 1st rule of dealing- 'Never get high on your own supply'.

Rule #2 still apparently in effect though- 'You'll see....another qualude and she gonna love me again!'

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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I thought rule #1 was "Never underestimate the other guy's greed".

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:41 | Link to Comment Zola
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Hallo Angela , Das ist Wahnsinn . Es ist ganz klar wenn man ein bischen intelligent ist dass du das Problem bist . 

Now please Angela , get a brain...

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Do you want the financial markets to contribute?'Then stop bailing everybody out! Let the damn markets clear!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:50 | Link to Comment walküre
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I think she's setting the stage for that to happen.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:55 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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One can only hope. But I doubt it. The bankers have a strong grip on her nuts.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:16 | Link to Comment sockratte
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made my day :-)

 

quote of the lost european decade(s): Angela Merkel is not happy that financial markets have not made any contribution to resolving the financial crisis -RTRS

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment bugs_
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more centralists temper tantrums coming.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Dr. Acula
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Of course the market does not help her. The market works to remove consumers' felt uneasiness given scarce resources.

Angela Merkel interferes with this process. The market fights her just as the immune system fights to neutralize a pathogen.

If her guns were taken away, the market would succeed at ejecting her from the sphere of commerce and into the gutter.

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:27 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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Hey Angela, financial markets don't see any upside to thowing good money after bad...

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:29 | Link to Comment Bartanist
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I wonder if Merkel realizes that the central planners have simply created another welfare class, "bankers". Most likely so ... but I wonder if the individual bankers realize that they are not really the "masters of the universe" and the "super humans deserving of all wealth imaginable", but simply welfare babies... lol.

The irony, it kills me.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Dr. Acula
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>the central planners have simply created another welfare class, "bankers"

Another way of seeing it is that the gang of criminals needs someone to specialize in financial crimes.

Of course, this is an age-old problem.

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:32 | Link to Comment lizzy36
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WTF, did she think Financial Markets were, welfare funds?

I know that capitalism is a funny notion these days, but she might at least pretend that she understand this concept.

Someone might want to tell her that despite Bernankes best efforts #wealtheffect, works when markets GO DOWN as well as up.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:13 | Link to Comment karzai_luver
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capitalism is fine until somebody gets hurt , then the cries from the special and exceptional ALWAYS go out to the socialist class to bail us out , please just this one more time. Angie being the good socialist is correct in this notion. bastard though it may be.

 

the term does not mean what most here use it as.

cap that.

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment HarryM
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If it were April 01 , I would think this was an April Fools Day post

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Conman
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Just more rhetoric. Say one thing do another. Remeber all the tough talk on greece from frau merkel?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:41 | Link to Comment MFL8240
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What has Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan done to help fix the problems they created.  Answer, the same as in Germany, ..nothing!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:42 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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Angela has been at the center of a banker bukake for years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwB9m4FslO4

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:41 | Link to Comment TNTARG
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Up there in the northern hemisphere they've been sheetting for quite some time, haven't they? Say... 4.000 years? I've a "flat" to rent here in Patagonia. Anybody?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:43 | Link to Comment dannyadornato
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Let them eat ipads!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:58 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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Die Leute überall sind ganz wahnsinnig geworden! Und du besonders Angie!

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Big Ben
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Uh-oh! If the markets aren't voluntarily helping to solve the crisis, the implication is that it may become necessary to force them to contribute (a la Greek haircuts).

For those of you who remember him, think Aristotelis "Telly" Savalas.

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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When you manipulate financial markets you become the financial markets...

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:15 | Link to Comment karzai_luver
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almost as funny as Angie, define "manipulate".pretty plz.

bwhahahahaha

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 14:57 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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The Germans (via Audi) continue to bailout the Italian vehicle makers.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:07 | Link to Comment Black Forest
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Merkel is a perfect example of stupid und stubborn party crap.

Just my EUR 0.0001 from Germany to tell you this.

 

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 00:06 | Link to Comment newengland
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Well said.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:08 | Link to Comment ZackAttack
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The Invisible Hand just works so much better when it's filled with taxpayer cash.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:17 | Link to Comment karzai_luver
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invisible hand is meant as farce in this thread?

 

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment TWSceptic
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What did she expect? That speculators suddenly change their minds and play the games the govt wants them to play, and in the process lose money? These people in power are absolutely clueless.

 

 

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 00:04 | Link to Comment newengland
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Incorrect.

The people in power hope you lose. They know exactly how they manipulate markets in order that they retain money and power at your expense. It's the Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg Group scamming all.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 06:09 | Link to Comment TWSceptic
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Maybe ... but how do you prove it? I see a lot of ignorance too. And they can't all be part of the same conspiracy, that would leak out.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:11 | Link to Comment Eric L. Prentis
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The naïve confuse correlation with cause and effect. The stock market and real economy are correlated. However, the stock market does not drive the real economy. Over the long-term, it is vice versa. Merkel, Bernanke, Obama, Summers et al., all get this confused.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 00:01 | Link to Comment newengland
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Politicians are not confused. They are determined, serving their globalist central bank cartel, and the Trilateral Commission, the wannabe new world order; the new feudalists.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment Eally Ucked
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Actually financial markets are govs, so I dont understand what she's complaining about! It must mean that their actions are shit and nothing more and they have to improve the ways they manipulate "market".

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment wally_12
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DUMKAUF

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 15:23 | Link to Comment Clowns on Acid
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Guess who the junkies are that are pressuring Merkel the clueless into her stance?

These figues are for the US, but I suspect the suspects are the same in Europe.

 JPMorgan Chase & Co, Bank of America, Citigroup, HSBC and Goldman Sachs control 96 percent of cash and derivatives trading for commercial banks and trust companies as of December 31, according to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.


Thu, 04/19/2012 - 00:01 | Link to Comment newengland
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Merkel is a whore for her money masters, and would cheat her kindred. That is her job.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:16 | Link to Comment CryingBear
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is that chart of AAPL?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 16:18 | Link to Comment CryingBear
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me no understand. how did ibm, intel, yum, qcom, sndk, ffiv, and american express all dissapoint?

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 19:07 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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Three words: Mexican firing squad

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 23:56 | Link to Comment newengland
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Alarmist ;-)

Two words: firing squad.

More words: due process by law in the USA.

Straight to the point, pal. These pretty pets of politics like Merkel are freaks, enriching themselves and thieving from all.

DHS: defend us instead of the money abusers who use you and us. Man up. This is our country, our tradition. My country tis of thee. Man up.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 20:09 | Link to Comment clokey
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I seriously think it would be hilarious, informative, and illustrative to create a website that did nothing but compare the financial markets to the market for illegal drugs...the similarities are quite astounding

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 22:47 | Link to Comment newengland
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Merkel is like a high class whore. She'll shaft anyone for her money, but pretend that she is worth it, better than the debt slave street walkers.

Lagarde of the IMF is the same. Her predecessor DSK is investigated in France for pimping and his sex sickness with prostitutes in France and elsewhere. These money whores have no shame. 

They are sick. Psychopaths.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 23:18 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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Bailing out crooks didn't pay off?  Who'd a thunk it?  Most people have been waiting for a shred of financial justice for some 4 years now.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 23:50 | Link to Comment newengland
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I get the feeling that ZHers are real, and political pets are not.

Come to our countries. Steal from our people. And this IS personal, and professional. 

Merkel et al: fuck off, you dimwitted pets of lame politics. Prepare to defend your lies. You are losing, year by year.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 00:17 | Link to Comment newengland
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ZH is a place for politics, not money. Beware. It deletes some things not approved by Big Brother.

 

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 05:42 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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You can say what you like about angie and her cohorts, but good god I wouldnt fuck that ugly bitch with a stolen dick.

Fucking politicians, all of them, from every known country in the universe are self-serving parasitical fuck wits. Most of them have a hole in their head where their arse should be.

One of these days we may even wake up and find it was only a dream. And if not, we will give them a fair trial, then shoot the fuckers.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 06:35 | Link to Comment orangegeek
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Merkel and the rest of the socialists are headed down the toilet.  Never underestimate the stupid trash that comes/will come from their mouths in the process.

 

Someone email Merkel this:

http://bullandbearmash.com/index/djia/daily/

 

Yes Merkel, the US markets are ready for a slide and your Euro markets are going to do the same, only worse.

Thu, 04/19/2012 - 15:29 | Link to Comment short-swap
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is that AAPL translated into German?

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