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Sarkophagus: Hollande Wins French Presidency

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And so one more tumbles to the popular wave of anger and discontent.

  • Francois Hollande wins 51.9% of the vote according to exit polls
  • The 57-year-old Hollande got about 52 percent against about 48 percent for Sarkozy, according to estimates by pollsters CSA and Harris Interactive
  • Nicholas Sarzkoy concedes defeat in presidential election to Francois Hollande

From France24:

Socialist Party challenger François Hollande has beaten incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy in a tight run-off election to win the French presidency with 51.9% of the vote to Sarkozy’s 48.1%, Ipsos exit polls show.

Not a surprising victory, and one which will likely have less immediate impact on Europe than the stunning result in Greece as noted yesterday, but still a huge move: this is the first socialist president of France since Francois Mitterande and the first loss of an incumbent in 30 years, as massive political changes continue to buffet a depressionary Europe.

In the meantime, farewell Sarko...

From Reuters:

Socialist candidate Francois Hollande won France's presidential election runoff on Sunday, beating President Nicolas Sarkozy by a clear margin, according to projections by pollsters.

 

Polling institutes predicted Hollande would win between 51.8 and 52.0 percent of the vote versus Sarkozy's tally of between 48.0 and 48.2 percent.

 

Hollande, who had led conservative incumbent Sarkozy in polls for months, would become France's first Socialist president since Francois Mitterrand left office in 1995.

And Bloomberg:

Nicolas Sarkozy’s defeat in the French presidential election makes him the ninth European leader to be booted out since the region’s debt crisis began.

 

Sanctioned for his flamboyant personal style and slowing economic growth, Sarkozy lost to Socialist Francois Hollande, who got 52 percent of the vote against 48 percent, five polling estimates showed. Sarkozy becomes the second French president to lose a re-election bid since World War II after former President Valery Giscard d’Estaing was vanquished in 1981.

 

With joblessness at a 12-year high and public debt at a record, the electorate proved unwilling to forgive the 57-year- old lawyer for foibles such as celebrating his 2007 victory at a chic Paris restaurant and a holiday on a billionaire’s yacht, making the election an anti-Sarkozy vote.

 

“If the French had jobs and more money in their pockets, they’d be confident and ready to forgive,” said Laurent Dubois, a professor at the Institute of Political Studies in Paris.

 

Sarkozy joins a long list of victims of the crisis, which began with subprime mortgages in the U.S. before causing government yields to diverge across Europe. Leaders in Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Spain, Slovenia, Slovakia and the Netherlands were elbowed out from their posts.

A real time French vote map can be found at the Ministry of the Interior's website:

 


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Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment niktamere
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inb4 this matters

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:06 | Link to Comment Banksters
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Lucas Papademos here!

After my ecb henchmen signed over Greek Gold to the German banks- as collateral, for fraud WE CREATED, it has come to my attention that I will soon have my head stuck on a pike, given the results of the Greek elections. Therefore, I've booked the first available flight to Brussels. 

Bye bye!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment maxmad
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And the Great Derivatives Collapse begins!!  LW right again!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Vampyroteuthis ...
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Better now than later. Iceland got it right!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:26 | Link to Comment your neighbor
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live streaming NV state convention

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nevadaconvention
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:54 | Link to Comment SilverTree
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Thanks neighbor.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:57 | Link to Comment SilverTree
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Whats up with the red junks?!?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:57 | Link to Comment redpill
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And so ends the story of France, once a world power, now willfully condeming itself to devolving into a cheap socialist circus.  Bon chance, mes amis!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:06 | Link to Comment brewing
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those making over $1mm looking for the exits...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment knukles
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Hah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:49 | Link to Comment DFCtomm
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Wealthy French eye move across the Channel

Inquiries from French clients had risen by roughly 40 per cent since the speech, says David Blanc, a partner at Vestra Wealth, a London-based wealth manager.

“I have definitely seen strong interest in what could be done to protect assets both for people resident in France but also for French nationals who are UK resident,” said Mr Blanc, a former UBS executive.

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/278412e6-9538-11e1-8faf-00144feab49a.html?ftcamp=published_links%2Frss%2Fworld_uk%2Ffeed%2F%2Fproduct#axzz1u7UhZGwa

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment Black Forest
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Merkozy => Merde (MERkel & HollanDE)

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:21 | Link to Comment Hive Raid
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France, passed from the hands of one anti-French genocidal Jew to another.

France will be majority Muslim soon. How long now until the Muslim and African invaders--courtesy of the genocidal Jews--rise up to slaughter the remaining French? Will the Jews who control the EU support the invading army, as they did via Clinton with the Muslims in Bosnia? Naturally. 

Strangely, the primary driving obsession of the international Jew--to exterminate European peoples worldwide--is also obviously a suicidal agenda, as a Muslim/African/Mexican world will have no tolerance for ZOG and no sympathy for the big lie. Yet, so deep is the Jew's hate for Western mankind, that he will kill himself to destroy it.

Perhaps war on an unprecedented scale is the agenda of the Jew, a boiling cauldron to destroy our world.

The genocidal Jew Hollande used the song "Niggas in Paris" in a campaign video. Really puts it right out there. http://gawker.com/5904740/niggas-in-paris-used-in-campaign-ad-of-french-presidential-candidate-francois-hollande

We must maintain a multi-generational memory of these genocidal crimes against humanity committed by the Jew.

 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:41 | Link to Comment Hive Raid
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An interesting article by that rare albino alligator--the (mostly) honest Jew:

http://www.vdare.com/articles/jews-leftists-immigration-my-journey-to-nietzsche

 

And,  The Book  pdf:

http://www.prometheism.net/library/CultureOfCritique.pdf

 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:32 | Link to Comment marriedgeordie
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dude, are you out of your mind?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:28 | Link to Comment EINSILVERGUY
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to have so much delusional hate.  The worms are turning in the brain

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Hive Raid
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When the Jews conquered Russia with the Jewish Bolshevik revolution, they murdered 30 million Russians. Indeed, Jews committed the largest genocide in Western history, less than 100 years ago. Amazing then that Jewish Hollywood prefers to report on WWII, no?

During that time in Russia, political dissenters/"antisemites" were routinely locked away in mental hospitals. Found guilty of insanity by Jewish psychologists, for daring to be honest.

See Solzhenitsyn's "200 Years Together":

http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/articles/MacDonald-Solzhenitsyn-200-Years-Together-18.html 

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 01:10 | Link to Comment Psyman
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Indeed.  The Jewish creations of multi-culturalism and birth control have resulted in the suicide of Western civilization.

 

Idealists look to a future where humanity lives amongst the stars.  More likely is a humanity consistent of brown hordes living in the dirt, ruled by the Jews.

 

All according to plan.  The Jews have decided that destroying the white race is preferable to living under them.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:33 | Link to Comment FlyoverCountryS...
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Viva Le Poverty!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Aziz
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We need some humour on a day like today. 

RIP Sarko, RIP CDU, RIP Greek Bailouts.

Did someone say gold?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:26 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Who needs Gold anymore?  Now that France has elected a socialist I am sure they will find fiscal discipline and things will improve!

 

/sarc

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:31 | Link to Comment sessinpo
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Even more sarcastic would be to call sarkozy a right winger, member of the International Democratic Union, as well as other leftist organizations. Not much different then our democan or republicrat parties.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:44 | Link to Comment AssFire
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Even more sarcastic would be awarding Hollande a Nobel Prize for opening the doors of French citizenship for the Arab Springers- just the ticket for France.

What great ideas can he learn from Obama, the master Socialist?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:11 | Link to Comment knukles
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Wait!?!?!?!?!

 

 

Is He a Natural Born Frog?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:31 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCWdCKPtnYE&feature=related

"The Times They Are A-Changin'"

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Melville1977
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Such an appropriate song. Might I also suggest reading The Fourth Turning by Strauss/Howe and Trends 2000 by Gerald Celente. Both of which were ahead of their time. Also Dylan's Hard Rain is an apt song too.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment knukles
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Book of Revelations.
Fucking Awesome!

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 01:16 | Link to Comment Psyman
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Might as well read the mother fucking weekly Horoscopes for all its worth.  This generational voodoo theory by these stupid fucking Boomers means nothing and is worth nothing.

 

But whatever helps you stupid fucking Boomers sleep at night.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:12 | Link to Comment Jake88
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The first one now

Will later be first

For all is going as planned.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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The French, didn't they invent Freedom fries?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:24 | Link to Comment sgt_doom
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Negative, believe that was the Belgians.

The French invented the manufacturing process utilizing replaceable parts, a shame Thomas Jefferson was unable to get the US Congress to adopt their method.  (In American Eli Whitney would later falsely claim, long after it was invented in France, that industrial process!)

They also invented that wonderful item which accentuates certain parts on the female, known as the leotard (after that wonderful young man on the flying trapeze, the specific inventor, Jules Leotard).

Any other questions?

Vive la France! ! ! !

Is there a doctor in the house? ? ?

Dr. Jill Stein for 2012 (Green Party, USA)

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 20:27 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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"...I invented see-through negligees,

and I bought the flying saucer off the Presley estate!..." -- ZZ Top

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:07 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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The French gave us Montesquieu, which led to the Freedom fries revolution.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 01:23 | Link to Comment Ted K
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The French wrote a famous World War II manifesto, entitled "How to Run Off Like Cowards and Claim You Were Making a Battleship Inoperable for Nazis".  It was a bestseller among self-delusional Frenchman and decades later became a bestseller in Kuwait.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:27 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Sorry, but these are just exit polls.  Can you say Diebold in French?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:50 | Link to Comment maxmad
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Can you say denial??? Looks like you'll be having a long night Slaughterer!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:46 | Link to Comment maxmad
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Sarkozy already conceded!  Its over!  Literally and Fiquratively!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:01 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
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Sarki's trophy wife will leave him in... 3... 2... 1...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:25 | Link to Comment sgt_doom
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True, Accenture was involved, thanks to Sarkozy, so the vote was extraordinarily in favor of Hollande.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment Mongo
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RIP Merkozy

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment He_Who Carried ...
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Bonjour MERKollande!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Tyler Durden
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Please - Horkel or Merde.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:18 | Link to Comment Troll Magnet
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1 vote for Horkel. I like it. Has a nice tungsten ring to it.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:34 | Link to Comment Mae Kadoodie
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Get the Secret Service inolved, then it can be "Whorekel".

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment global
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Obviously not a french speaker.  Merde in french means Shit

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:55 | Link to Comment Virginian
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Now yo're catching on....

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:57 | Link to Comment blabam
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No merde, Sherlock

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment knukles
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Oh my...

 

 

Tyler, you left him out on the porch again too long.
Jesus...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:20 | Link to Comment He_Who Carried ...
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We're truly lucky you didn't get elected, Tyler Durden.

It could very likely have turned out as "MURDEN" or "MERTY".

I prefer Merkollande ;-)  but

"Horkel" looks ok too... :-))

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Ahh but Merkozy signified a cozy relationship. That may no longer be the case. So it could be more like King Kong vs Godzilla

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment He_Who Carried ...
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No longer the case? You will be surprised to find out WHERE the money is... :-D

 

Its one thing to win elections, its another to govern.

Ask Obama, he knows everything about it ;-)

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:15 | Link to Comment knukles
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Dude!
Are you implying he didn't win the election, either?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 20:30 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Ever see "The Candidate", starring Robert Redford?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:57 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Nah, more like a battle between any of the lesser monsters on Monster Island.    France and Germany are weak, have been weakening for a long time, and will now be weakening even faster.     

Who's on top is a fun subject for gossip but the fundamentals will drive this thing down down down largely despite them.  

Merkel gets a pass from history thanks to these foreign events precipitating things beyond her control.   Big relief for her.    Sacred "Europe" can now fall apart without any poo getting on her.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:39 | Link to Comment fockewulf190
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Merdscheiss.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Joe The Plumber
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Hello Merde

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:22 | Link to Comment Joe The Plumber
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Hey whats with the negative? I beat tylers comment by one second. Tyler is trying to steal my mojo

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:41 | Link to Comment Likstane
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Nobody beats tyler.  It's algo'ed in.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:41 | Link to Comment Joe The Plumber
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Dangit where is robotrader and Trav to soak up all the red?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment Bloodgroove
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Dow 20,000 by the end of next week!  It's all bullish!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:01 | Link to Comment I should be working
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You mean bullshitish???

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment Cursive
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Americans will think little of this (since it didn't happen in LA or NY) but we will look back on it as a milestone for the things that are to come later.  OWS is going to have a field day in the Northeastern corridor this Summer.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Troll Magnet
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Americans will think little. <--Should've ended there.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:08 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Sheesh, Whore Street panic coming . Duck, MOFO's. Iguess Odumba has one less friend.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Cursive
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Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.

 

ETA: Nice down vote from whomever.  Did anyone really think that Sarkozy was a "conservative" or not a socialist?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:08 | Link to Comment old naughty
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Tumbles...and rumbles!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment jpmrwb
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The Rolling Stones has a song that says, "you can't always get what you want." Well with this election the French will get what they want and it won't be nice.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:42 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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but they will get what they deserve, as will the US come November

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:43 | Link to Comment WmMcK
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It won't be Nice? Sympathy for the Devil may be more appropriate in this case.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment I am on to you
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Hasta la vista Sarko FAG,E bem vindo na Libia!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:08 | Link to Comment YesWeKahn
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RIP sarcozy.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:34 | Link to Comment sessinpo
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more like RIH, rot in hell.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:51 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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This will help the celebrity press, speculating on what Sarko's hot lefty model-wife will do now that the ugly dude ain't prez anymore.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Spitzer
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So they are warming up the ovens in France....

Socialists...

just sayin...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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I think the AREVA plants are ready. No need for ovens.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment I should be working
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The ovens are in the east somewhere...

Civilized people send others to their end elsewhere...

And then they invest in productive companies....

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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'as massive political changes continue to buffet to a depressionary Europe.'

Customary ZH hyperbole. I'll allow for the word 'massive' to be used when the Parliamentary changes come in a months time.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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I guess Whore House is in panic mode and trying to decide which  way the wind is gonna blow.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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France is better off with socialism and the franc than with the evil maggot bank cabal.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:16 | Link to Comment Joe The Plumber
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France will sadly end up with both

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:25 | Link to Comment Cursive
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It seems as though rather than a political spectrum, we have a political wheel.  Socialism/communism and democracy are just points on that political wheel/circle and, as practiced (big emphasis on AS PRACTICED), are edging closer and closer to each other.  Hopefully, the rubber band will snap and we can enter a new period of global freedom for individuals.  I just thinking any "snapping" is going to be violent.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Nah, in France it is always Statism.   Always.   

The new brand of statist power monkey in charge will pour on the nationalism because that's what works politically in a nation in crisis, and France is actually THE textbook nation-state.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment destiny
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or not...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:17 | Link to Comment Blue Horshoe Lo...
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I can't argue with that.  If U're going to go down in flames, spend the money on social programs & your population rather than paying off scumbag bankers, especially since they caused the problems in the 1st place.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:43 | Link to Comment fockewulf190
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Napoleon IV? Or The Fourth Reich?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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Don't they have Louis Alphonse, the Bourbon pretender, waiting in the wings?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment rwe2late
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unfortunately,

Hollande will continue to cater to the banking cabal, as well as the war profiteers.

He favors both "austerity" and the "NATO" adventures.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:38 | Link to Comment WmMcK
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Up-arrowed, but it's when not if (ub going down).

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Dre4dwolf
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The french people are fuxed.... things are going go completely down the gutter once all the socialist shit starts to fly through the fan...... they are gona look like greece in 8 months

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment sharky2003
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Looks like a bad day for status-quos around the world...Sarcozy gone, Greece is divided, Ron Paul friendly delegates won in Maine and Nevada... It's just beginning.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment agent default
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I hope you are not long the Euro.  Monday will be hell.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Hell is also holding USD.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment agent default
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Yeah, but that's later.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:20 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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Narrative bias. Carry on.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:20 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Later is what anotehr 8 months or so> or soon after the so called US elections.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:37 | Link to Comment WmMcK
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Euro will fail then maybe 3-4 weeks for USD. Go long(er) PM's.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment The Axe
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I thought this and the collapse of the eurozone was already priced into the market......sarc.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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would like o see if Hollande will bring the guillotine to enusre confidence Now that would be a blast.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:25 | Link to Comment the grateful un...
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they could form an alliance with Romney and the GOP, Republicans hate the French Revolution, Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, but they love the guillotine.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment I am on to you
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In the Stones regi:

Beggars banquet:For Sir Mick Jagged edge,dosnt realy Compute!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment Watson
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Looks like (with the Greek result as well) Germany is going to be welcoming the return of the DEM.

Shame the side-effects will include military governments in Spain and Greece...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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Eet eez a rup-ture!

Germany must be printing new Deutschmarks 24/7 now in preparation for their exit from the Euro.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Joe The Plumber
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Woohoo! The center cannot hold, bitchez.

Hint. Only buy half ounce or smaller gold coins unless u and ur family have extra wide orifices. Just sayin.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Joe The Plumber
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20 AGE halves is all I can manage. My wife is up to a full ounce roll times two. Been hitting it hard and wearing it out. Nice side benefit

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:25 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Joe The Plumber

Must be like throwing a Vienna sausage into the grand canyon with your hips.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:38 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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You could jam a fortune in diamonds up just about anyone's junk, I mean, if that's what we are talking about here...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment BigJim
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Good point.

I've read that gold rings are preferable as get-out-of-jail material... you can believably tell some border guard that it was your father's, but show him a coin and he'll guess you're a collector and you'll probably be in for a serious shakedown.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:36 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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I'd have guessed diamonds would be most likely to go unnoticed on an x-ray machine, and would have the highest value density too.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Joe The Plumber
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Yep the scanners at the airport only go skin deep. Get ready for the anal scanner

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:27 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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MRI style scanners are more likely.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Duh. Was obvious months ago.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment RoadKill
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Lets not celebrate too soon. The exit polls said Gore had won too.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:17 | Link to Comment The Swedish Chef
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Yeah, but in that case he actually did...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Beam Me Up Scotty
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Gore would have taken the cake for dumbest piece of shit president ever, even factoring in W. and Obama. 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment fockewulf190
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Looks like the answer is more Phyzz!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment misterc
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I dislike Hollande for the simple reason that he has never had a real job. He was born, joined the socialists, studied at ENA and went right into state bureaucracy.

Another community leader besides Barack, nice.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:20 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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The World likes Community Organizers. Just look as a fine example in the USSA. Hope and Change Baby. More Hope and Change coming.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment besnook
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so there are politicians you like?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:48 | Link to Comment misterc
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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment pan
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Makes no difference.  They will both bow down to Brussels and impose austerity.  Riots in Paris within a year.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Winston Churchill
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Yep, he will me made an 'offer you cannot refuse'.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:40 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Nope, they will go the nationalism route, of flipping the bird at Brussels.  

Nationalism is what works to gain and keep power in a nation in crisis, and France never stopped being the original nation-state.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:00 | Link to Comment pan
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Maybe under Marine LePen, but with the whores in the center.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment I am Jobe
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Karl Marx won - Yippie.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment RoadKill
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I wish I could write the speech for the Coalition Of The Extreme Left tonight (still hoping they take 1st).

Bankers that hoped to make debt slaves of tje Greek people by lending money to a corrupt government will be sorely dissapointed tonight. We will be paying no more interest on this moneyent to the criminals that looted Greece. We will repaying no principle to the banks, the IMF or the ECB.

The bankers tell us that 120% debt to GDP in 2020 is sustainable.

We tell them 0% debt to GDP tomorrow is even better.

Ohh and Id like to announce Greece is now running a surplus, so we wont be needimg anymore loans and in fact are banning lending to and federal or local government, any institution partly owned by the state and any gaurantees (explicit or implicit) of any private debt by any Greek government. All political debt from here on out must be lent directly to the specific poloticians that vite for it, as their personal obligation to repay.

Goodnight.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Many here underestimate just how socialist is Germany. Anyone who knows real citizens knows it because of the exuberant level of social services provided. Long, generous vacations, generous family health benefits including convalescence at a spa. oh my 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:41 | Link to Comment Beam Me Up Scotty
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I suspect there will be a lot more people convalescing soon.  Probably not at the spa though....

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:47 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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The real variable is how nationalist Germans are today, and how much more they can become 67 years or so after the fall of their last nationalist-socialist regime.   Which is to say out of living memory of anyone who was a responsible adult actor at the time of the events.

Fast forward to today:   All that nice cushy socialism is going bankrupt soon, because the Germany sold all of that nice manufactured stuff on credit, to folks who will not be paying it back.   Ooops!

Also, they have horrible demographics there, rapid aging of the population without enough kindern in the pipeline for too long to pay into the ponzi.   

So the welfare state and pensions are going to be unable to deliver, and it will be the fault of...foreigners, bankers, immigrants, big corporations that need to be brought to heal by government control.    Sound familiar?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment besnook
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tomorrow will be the first time i will be happy to take a loss on my long positions(gold will soar). vive la france. the banksters and neocons are finished

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment monkeys.pick.bottoms
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More money to the working people, more inflation in the Euroland that gives us all president Paul. Vive la France!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment qussl3
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Well its time for a EUR rally aint it?

 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:32 | Link to Comment besnook
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meanwhile dumbass americans can't wait to vote for obamitt, the king of banksters and neocons.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment Teamtc321
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Don't bet on it, Ron Paul won Nevada and Maine. 

 

http://www.infowars.com/paul-wins-nevada-and-maine-despite-sabotage-effort-by-republicans/

 

Ron Paul 

2012

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 17:05 | Link to Comment besnook
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i am writing him in no matter what happens but here's to real hope and change.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:23 | Link to Comment smiler03
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I thought the new buzzword was "Forward"?

(I suppose the Obama clan need to make it easier by just remembering one word)

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment fadgadget
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i bet less than 6 months before that tart wife of his begs off.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:35 | Link to Comment TooRichtoCare
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i really could care less who the heck the french are ruled by or what their tax rate is etc...all I care about is, does this mean "risk on" or "risk off" for tomorrow's markets?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:50 | Link to Comment Joe The Plumber
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Risk off then risk on then after a while again risk off then risk on once investors know the socialists are serious about firing up the printing press.

You are welcome

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment PartysOver
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Down to the last hope for the EU.....  An EU Parliment with teeth.   Not gonna happen.  US will take a hit on this also.  Dusting off the exit plan.  Is there a country left that has a little bit of sanity in its citizenship and leadership.?  No seriously, is there one?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:53 | Link to Comment CH1
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Best to find one where the government is simply inept. That way you can live quite nicely, provided that you have good neighbors.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment EuroSovietSerf
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With all due respect but are you nuts? The EuroSoviet Duma (ie European Parliament) is all for these austerity/bailout etc... anything that gives 'the center' more power at the expense of democracy. Oh and since there is no such thing as 'the European people' by definition and extention there is no such thing as European democracy.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:30 | Link to Comment smiler03
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 "No seriously, is there one?"

 

Meet "Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir" Prime Minister of Iceland.  

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment valkir
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Viva French revolution

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment sof_hannibal
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The tennis court oath...

HiSTORy joke:

AsK me how the FRENCH revolution is GOING?????

Ans: it's still too early to tell.......

Alexis de Tocqueville still trying to figure this shit out

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:29 | Link to Comment falak pema
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HAVE YOU FIGURED OUT american capitalism? Love of free men, like the Amerindian and the franchised slave? 

You know the guy who sang ..."I have a dream." We all know how he ended up. Still too early to tell... Thomas Jefferson still trying to figure this shit out. 

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:45 | Link to Comment besnook
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i have always laughed at the irony that the freeest country in the world has more assassinated leaders than any other country in history.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 17:06 | Link to Comment sof_hannibal
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Or that most of the US prrsidents are/ were in some way or another slave owners... all men cteated equal?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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This is a vote against the Euro and the crazy EU policies instituted all over Europe as it is against Sarekozy and his government. Certainly appears to be a vote for pro French and do it alone nationalism. The Socialist, Nazi, Communist, or whoever party is just smart enough to take advantage of the weakness of policy jammed down from Brussels. The EU and the Euro is dead man walking. That is at least that is my take on the election in France and for that matter in Greece.

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