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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 | 2401006 niktamere
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inb4 this matters

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:06 | 2401013 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 | 2401028 maxmad
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And the Great Derivatives Collapse begins!!  LW right again!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:19 | 2401069 Vampyroteuthis ...
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Better now than later. Iceland got it right!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:26 | 2401088 your neighbor
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live streaming NV state convention
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:54 | 2401188 SilverTree
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Thanks neighbor.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:57 | 2401204 SilverTree
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Whats up with the red junks?!?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:57 | 2401209 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 | 2401241 brewing
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those making over $1mm looking for the exits...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:10 | 2401252 knukles
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Hah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:49 | 2401360 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.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:12 | 2401263 Black Forest
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Merkozy => Merde (MERkel & HollanDE)

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:21 | 2401290 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.

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


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:41 | 2401339 Hive Raid
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An interesting article by that rare albino alligator--the (mostly) honest Jew:


And,  The Book  pdf:


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:32 | 2401455 marriedgeordie
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dude, are you out of your mind?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 18:28 | 2401759 EINSILVERGUY

to have so much delusional hate.  The worms are turning in the brain

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 19:09 | 2401874 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": 

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 01:10 | 2402556 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 | 2401327 FlyoverCountryS...
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Viva Le Poverty!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:12 | 2401043 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 | 2401092 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!



Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:31 | 2401108 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 | 2401158 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 | 2401254 knukles
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Is He a Natural Born Frog?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:31 | 2401105 Gully Foyle
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"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 | 2401239 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 | 2401260 knukles
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Book of Revelations.
Fucking Awesome!

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 01:16 | 2402572 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 | 2401399 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 | 2401094 Gully Foyle
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The French, didn't they invent Freedom fries?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:24 | 2401296 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 | 2402095 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 | 2401383 Harbanger
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The French gave us Montesquieu, which led to the Freedom fries revolution.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 01:23 | 2402579 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 | 2401095 slaughterer
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Sorry, but these are just exit polls.  Can you say Diebold in French?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:50 | 2401144 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 | 2401163 maxmad
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Sarkozy already conceded!  Its over!  Literally and Fiquratively!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:01 | 2401217 wee-weed up
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Sarki's trophy wife will leave him in... 3... 2... 1...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:25 | 2401303 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 | 2401010 Mongo
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RIP Merkozy

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:10 | 2401033 He_Who Carried ...
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Bonjour MERKollande!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:15 | 2401056 Tyler Durden
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Please - Horkel or Merde.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:18 | 2401065 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 | 2401115 Mae Kadoodie
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Get the Secret Service inolved, then it can be "Whorekel".

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:37 | 2401125 global
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Obviously not a french speaker.  Merde in french means Shit

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:55 | 2401200 Virginian
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Now yo're catching on....

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:57 | 2401206 blabam
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No merde, Sherlock

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:13 | 2401264 knukles
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Oh my...



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

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:20 | 2401066 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 | 2401080 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 | 2401096 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 | 2401266 knukles
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Are you implying he didn't win the election, either?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 20:30 | 2402103 StychoKiller
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Ever see "The Candidate", starring Robert Redford?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:57 | 2401208 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 | 2401134 fockewulf190
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Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:14 | 2401053 Joe The Plumber
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Hello Merde

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:22 | 2401077 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 | 2401145 Likstane
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Nobody beats tyler.  It's algo'ed in.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:41 | 2401148 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 | 2401014 Bloodgroove
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Dow 20,000 by the end of next week!  It's all bullish!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:01 | 2401222 I should be working
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You mean bullshitish???

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:07 | 2401017 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 | 2401071 Troll Magnet
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Americans will think little. <--Should've ended there.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:08 | 2401019 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 | 2401076 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 | 2401022 old naughty
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Tumbles...and rumbles!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:09 | 2401024 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 | 2401485 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 | 2401496 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 | 2401026 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 | 2401027 YesWeKahn
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RIP sarcozy.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:34 | 2401113 sessinpo
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more like RIH, rot in hell.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:51 | 2401182 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 | 2401029 Spitzer
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So they are warming up the ovens in France....


just sayin...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:13 | 2401050 I am Jobe
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I think the AREVA plants are ready. No need for ovens.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:10 | 2401247 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 | 2401032 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 | 2401034 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 | 2401035 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 | 2401060 Joe The Plumber
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France will sadly end up with both

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:25 | 2401090 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 | 2401110 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 | 2401128 destiny
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or not...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:17 | 2401063 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 | 2401153 fockewulf190
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Napoleon IV? Or The Fourth Reich?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:20 | 2401284 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 | 2401294 rwe2late
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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 | 2401476 WmMcK
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Up-arrowed, but it's when not if (ub going down).

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:10 | 2401037 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 | 2401038 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 | 2401039 agent default
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I hope you are not long the Euro.  Monday will be hell.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:13 | 2401044 I am Jobe
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Hell is also holding USD.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:14 | 2401058 agent default
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Yeah, but that's later.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:20 | 2401068 GeneMarchbanks
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Narrative bias. Carry on.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:20 | 2401070 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 | 2401469 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 | 2401040 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 | 2401041 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 | 2401091 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 | 2401042 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 | 2401046 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 | 2401047 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 | 2401049 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 | 2401067 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 | 2401089 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 | 2401130 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 | 2401082 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 | 2401126 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 | 2401166 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 | 2401310 Harbanger
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MRI style scanners are more likely.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:14 | 2401051 lolmao500
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Duh. Was obvious months ago.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:15 | 2401054 RoadKill
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Lets not celebrate too soon. The exit polls said Gore had won too.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:17 | 2401064 The Swedish Chef
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Yeah, but in that case he actually did...

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:44 | 2401155 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 | 2401061 fockewulf190
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Looks like the answer is more Phyzz!

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:15 | 2401062 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 | 2401073 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 | 2401289 besnook
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so there are politicians you like?

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 16:48 | 2401506 misterc
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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:21 | 2401074 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 | 2401083 Winston Churchill
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Yep, he will me made an 'offer you cannot refuse'.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:40 | 2401143 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 | 2401214 pan
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Maybe under Marine LePen, but with the whores in the center.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:24 | 2401084 I am Jobe
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Karl Marx won - Yippie.

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:24 | 2401085 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.


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:27 | 2401093 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 | 2401146 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 | 2401168 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 | 2401101 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 | 2401102 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 | 2401106 qussl3
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Well its time for a EUR rally aint it?


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:32 | 2401109 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 | 2401437 Teamtc321
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Don't bet on it, Ron Paul won Nevada and Maine.


Ron Paul 


Sun, 05/06/2012 - 17:05 | 2401565 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 | 2401751 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 | 2401114 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 | 2401122 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 | 2401180 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 | 2401251 Arkadaba
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:37 | 2401123 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 | 2401185 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 | 2401259 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 | 2401767 smiler03
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 "No seriously, is there one?"


Meet "Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir" Prime Minister of Iceland.  

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 14:37 | 2401127 valkir
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Viva French revolution

Sun, 05/06/2012 - 15:16 | 2401270 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 | 2401315 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 | 2401350 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 | 2401576 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 | 2401160 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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