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The Spanish Bailout Explained With One Image

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Pretty much says it all.

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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:42 | 2515954 bank guy in Brussels
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Karl Denninger has been showing this image for a while

But he's a big 'borrower' from ZeroHedge so he shouldn't complain about the lack of a hat tip

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:45 | 2515982 ZerOhead
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Let's just hope Spain doesn't try to commit suicide with it. Someone could get hurt.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:47 | 2515990 TheTmfreak
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Thats about the most accurate weapon I've ever seen.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:51 | 2516001 ZerOhead
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Thumb operated for those who have lost their trigger finger hopefully...


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:00 | 2516018 Pladizow
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Made in Poland?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:02 | 2516031 Raymond Reason
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...for Polish roulette? 

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:22 | 2516070 Manthong
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Dimon has a pearl handled one with silver bullets.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:23 | 2516176 The Big Ching-aso
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After the 6th warning shot I expect the 7th through 12th shot will be 4 real.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 19:27 | 2516338 krispkritter
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This ad was showing when I first hit the link for the Obama thang on Friday...

I figured the Obama crew was pushing a different type of shovel-ready job.

(and no, this was not Photoshopped)


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 22:04 | 2516705 Shocker
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Great, so Spain still has a chance

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:07 | 2516181 AlaricBalth
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Reminds me of the "New Sheriff" scene from Blazing Saddles.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 23:06 | 2516847 philipat
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"Dimon has a pearl handled one with silver bullets."

I wish he would do us all a favor and use it.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 01:18 | 2517082 Harbanger
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That Pic has been floating around the WEB for years.  It's always been known as the "liberal-gun."

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 02:33 | 2517150 prains
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because neo-cons have it all going on baby!

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 01:38 | 2517104 prains
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issued to the polish navy

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 02:32 | 2517149 prains
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because they do such a wondeful job using sails

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 03:00 | 2517164 NorthPole
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'Polish roulette' is actually three shotglasses: one filled with water, another with vodka, and the third with pure spirit. You choose two, you drink, you chase. We go on like this until one of us is unable to continue.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:25 | 2516079 Mitch Comestein
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dammit, I was going to post that!

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:38 | 2516103 blindfaith
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No not made in Poland ( that is terrible anway).


It is a Glocken- Spiel.....All plastic, shoots pennies, sideways.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:29 | 2516229 Winston Smith 2009
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"Made in Poland?"

No, it was designed and produced by a cartel of central bankers for widespread use by taxpayers worldwide.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:42 | 2516259 Jendrzejczyk
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I should be offended.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:58 | 2516292 noses
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You're welcome.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:00 | 2516020 PhattyBuoy
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Now you really can shoot yourself in the back of the head ...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:05 | 2516043 Pladizow
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Preferred weapon of Hank Paulson in his conversations with Congress - give us the money or else!

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 20:33 | 2516477 Agent P
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At least if you carry it in your waistband, you can't accidentally shoot your dick off.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:01 | 2516027 TheTmfreak
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When sighted in properly, its guaranteed to work.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:23 | 2516077 nmewn
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One shot, one

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:37 | 2516099 SilverIsKing
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Don't need six chambers.  Should have a place to chamber one bullet only.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:06 | 2516177 nmewn
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I don't think they're confident of success with just I'll break down and put up the two fiddy for the other five...what the hell, I'm feeling generous and it's money well spent ;-)

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:31 | 2516233 Winston Smith 2009
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"Don't need six chambers.  Should have a place to chamber one bullet only."

Not everyone is a good shot.  I don't know how many times I've read about unsuccessful suicide attempts where the person had "multiple gunshots to the head."

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:41 | 2516258 ArgentoFisico
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Family model... must be a Beretta. MADE IN ITALY

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 19:52 | 2516396 Diogenes
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"Do you think I could hit my brain with this?"

"You'd have to be an awfully good shot".

From Hook, Line and Sinker, starring Wheeler and Woolsey, 1930

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:59 | 2516294 Al Gorerhythm
Mon, 06/11/2012 - 19:33 | 2516348 nmewn
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Always wanted to try out a Barrett but never on eye level and flush ;-)

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:37 | 2516098 ChrisFromMorningside
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Alright Spain, go to the back of the line. You're set for the next 6 months, until someone "discovers" some "shocking" new debt figures that your regional governments have been hiding and it's time for another bailout. 

Italy ... Come to the front of the line, please ...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:41 | 2516106 Al Gorerhythm
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I think Rand Paul just pulled that trigger.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:49 | 2516272 Peter Pan
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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:46 | 2515983 hedgeless_horseman
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Karl and Tyler are both going to get sent home early from the Olympics for posting a gun photo.  When did Australia go full PC pussy?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:01 | 2516021 nonclaim
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it must really be a complaint from the shooting teams that are forced to use those silly looking guns.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:11 | 2516059 magpie
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Might be a shame if they start censoring Crocodile Dundee by themselves.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:13 | 2516060 francis_sawyer
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So I guess this doesn't bode well for the Aussie BIATHLON TEAM in 2014... Right?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 03:40 | 2517183 piceridu
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News Flash!!! Biathlon Team will be sent home early for posting a picture standing next to a 5' deep Doughboy...thank god they cropped out the diving board prior to posting on FacePlantBook or all hell would have broken loose.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:30 | 2516089 Ghordius
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+1 Definitely full PC Pussy
Come on, they are boys making a silly photo. Hypocrite times indeed...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:21 | 2516209 noob
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John Lennon- Nobody Told Me

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:17 | 2516197 nmewn
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"When did Australia go full PC pussy?"

The government went full retard around 97-98 (if I recall correctly) with stupid ass gun buy backs...because as we all's not people who kill's guns, cars, bombs, gasoline, baseball bats, knives etc.


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:08 | 2516054 RationalPrepper
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Lots of common info between KD and ZH...And yet, KD and ZH have completely different thoughts about the ability of gold to protect investors from what's coming.  Weird, huh?

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 06:26 | 2517233 sadmamapatriot
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Karl thinks the dollar will still exist and cash will be king. Gold would then be just another deflated commodity. ZH has less faith in the future of the dollar and relies on the ancient standby of gold. I would have been split between both plans except for that boating accident...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:11 | 2516186 The Big Ching-aso
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Hey Bank Guy, tell Karl 2 buy gold & let us know what happens.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 22:27 | 2516764 mickeyman
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Why are you threatening the poor girl in the "Meh" shirt?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:41 | 2515958 CClarity
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With Deutsche Marks as ammo?  As Germany leaves all those Euros behind on the way out the door.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:51 | 2516002 icanhasbailout
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Silver bullets

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:41 | 2515960 barliman
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Let's pool our money and start sending these as gifts to the TBTF's and politicians!


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:48 | 2515993 Unprepared
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"Dear diary, I'm havin' a little trouble with my mind State

How many bullets would it take to change my mind? wait"

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:07 | 2516040 dwdollar
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You're assuming a politician knows how to operate a real firearm. Or knows what one looks like for that matter. They wouldn't understand what we'd be trying to say.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 19:08 | 2516306 Freebird
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Lol. Similar thought. Send them all a non changeable gift voucher to redeem by end of June

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:41 | 2515962 Benjamin Glutton
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same way I splained it to the wife.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:01 | 2516029 max2205
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Needs a barrel in the front and back. So they don't miss....

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:41 | 2515964 cherry picker
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The way things are going, I wouldn't publish a picture like this as you may be getting a lot of orders, and if you can't supply, your credibility will go down the tubes :)

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:41 | 2515966 gimli
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It's safe, they can't afford bullets

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:42 | 2515968 francis_sawyer
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I'da used a DOUBLE BARREL... But that's just me...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:43 | 2515974 5880
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Polish Revolver

I have one

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:05 | 2516041 dogbreath
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That pistol is definately british.  Maybe for export only.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:19 | 2516206 nmewn
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ROTFL!!!...I was thinkin a Chinese copy...but lets run wif that!!!

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 01:19 | 2517084 SDShack
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Definitely a Chinese copy made by Dum Fuk Arms Co. Ltd.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 01:25 | 2517095 dogbreath
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were you trying to be funny??

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:43 | 2515975 resurger
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"Guns don’t kill people; people kill people"

Fuck that.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:50 | 2515998 sudsf16
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"Guns don't kill people; bullets do"

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:53 | 2516006 Ignatius J Reilly
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But you have to throw them really hard.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:09 | 2516055 wandstrasse
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the guns??

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:16 | 2516063 resurger
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i think the gun powder, throwing guns & bullets is so savage.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:08 | 2516047 resurger
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Am selling 6 rounds  X .44 magnums for a silver coin, place your order here:

"customized gold inscribed magnums available for special customers who are willing to kill bank Zombies"



Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:55 | 2516283 Pig Brotha
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Guns don't kill people, dangerous minorities do.

Family Guy

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 19:55 | 2516404 Diogenes
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"Guns don’t kill people; people kill people"

With guns.

Take away all the guns and instead of a drive by shooting you get a punch in the nose.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 00:23 | 2517022 Burnbright
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Take away all the guns and instead of a drive by shooting you get a punch in the nose.

Lets pretend that owning a gun was illegal in the US. It would not stop people from being shot to death, and even if some how all the guns were destroyed in the world, which is actually impossible, people would still kill other people by stabbing them, pushing them off a tall building, poisioning them, blugening them... the list goes on and on. So no, guns don't kill people. Guns are tools to kill people at range, that is all. 

Let me ask you something genius. How do you suppose you take someone's gun from them, and secondly how do you keep people from owning a fire arm if they are going to break the law anyway.


All you end up with is law enforcement with most of the guns, and criminals with the rest, while the common law abiding human being is left defenseless to both parties.

Not exactly a "winning" situation. 

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 23:46 | 2516974 TNTARG
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Guns don't kill people. Stupidity, abnormallity, subhuman specimens do.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:43 | 2515977 ArrestBobRubin
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A graphic for what happens 100 years after the control of a nation's money creation and supply is handed to the worlds most vicious and ancient killers.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:44 | 2515978 Dick Darlington
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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:44 | 2515980 Vincent Vega
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Please make these available to all bankster's and politician's immediately.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:45 | 2515984 booboo
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Standared issue sidearm for ATF meat heads. Call your congressman now and lobby them for the......wait, we're gonna need about 535 more of these.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:47 | 2515991 williambanzai7
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Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:51 | 2516000 gimli
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Could you add a CNBC silencer please?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 20:16 | 2516443 Yes_Questions
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Brings new meaning to Power Lunch!!!!




I'm going to hell.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:13 | 2516062 Sweet Chicken
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Where's the spiderman cleaning towel?! ;)

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:21 | 2516210 francis_sawyer
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Hank the Tank...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:33 | 2516236 sunaJ
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Best I've seen from you yet, Banzai.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:18 | 2516204 MsCreant
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I really like this alot. You went more freeform conceptually. I keep looking at it and finding jokes you may not have intended, at all (but I think you did).

The Bernank shells look like, er, uh, ways to fuck us. Bunga Barrel with rear sight, plumbing pipe, g-pap-spot, it's like mutated sexual organs in a perpetual self fucking machine.

What a piece of work, like the who Euro area.


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 19:27 | 2516337 Sokhmate
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I'd imagine there's a particular odor emanating from the rear 'sight'

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:49 | 2515994 mayhem_korner
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Sight courtesy Greece

Trigger Guard courtesy Troika

Ejector rod courtesy Germany

Muzzle courtesy Bildeberg

Cylinder courtesy PIIG

Trigger courtesy the Bernank

Assembled in Espania


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:51 | 2516003 Snakeeyes
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That is also the "Re-elect Obama!" campaign symbol.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:54 | 2516008 Joebloinvestor
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It is also refered to as,"I'll show me!".

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:56 | 2516012 doomandbloom
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Bang! Bang!.. I shot me down..Bang! Bang!

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 16:58 | 2516014 disabledvet
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Sorry to rain on your parade but Spain will still be around long after the Tylers' Durden told everyone that they've just /should have killed themselves. An "unfortunate truth" for some i imagine...but i care not for i am not invested in anything Spanish save for "mere rhetoric" as all the rest of you here. Of course who in their right mind would wish for "Spanish Suicide" to begin with? The answer is of course "no one" since this has never been about "mere money" to begin with, yes, yes?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:04 | 2516039 One eyed man
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Spain will be around for a long time. But will the euro still exist in 2 years? We shall see.

And even if the euro survives, what purchasing power will it have after all the printing required to keep it together?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:54 | 2516116 Oldrepublic
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mommy what does that funny symbol € mean?
2020 CE
somewhere in Europe


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:18 | 2516196 The Big Ching-aso
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This is like saying ghettos will still be around after the global economy implodes.

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 01:41 | 2517109 Harbanger
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The euro will be the progressive shit stain it was designed to be.  Will Spain will be around?  Of course....But define "Spain", "Germany" or "Europe" for that matter.  It's more than metes and bounds.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:36 | 2516247 Poetic injustice
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Sure, Spain is fine and dandy, that's why they are asking for 100 billion (first week) bailout money. Every country that is fine asks for some bailout money, it's perfectly sane and normal. You know, sane like in old cartoons?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 19:03 | 2516301 noses
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Come on, FacePlant got 100 billion for a bag of empty promises. Why shouldn't spain get the same amount of money for useless rhetrorics? After all there are enough idiots on this planet who bought the first batch of useless shit.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:00 | 2516024 William.M.Tweed
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Become a Gunsmith Free Career Kit!

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:03 | 2516033 junkyardjack
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Real results take drastic measures...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:05 | 2516044 wandstrasse
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looks effective, where can I buy this model?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:06 | 2516045 Satan
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Your average Spaniard would still miss.

Besides, I thought that particular model was designed for the French so that they may shoot backwards whilst running away...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 22:04 | 2516710 krispkritter
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For Sale: French Military Semi-automatic Rifle. Never fired. Only dropped once.

(yeah I know it's an oldy)

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:11 | 2516048 carbonmutant
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Primary use is for taking hostages

Could lead to lead poisoning...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:24 | 2516076 Unprepared
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Nobody moves or I'd shoot myself!

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:38 | 2516101 SDShack
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Was that the gun used in Blazing Saddles?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:50 | 2516133 LouisDega
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No, I think Dirty Harry tried using it when on himself he was depressed

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:01 | 2516164 The Alarmist
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"Hep me! Hep me!"

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:17 | 2516064 markar
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What a great idea for a Christmas gift for Blankfein, Dimon, Geithner, Bernancke, et al.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:18 | 2516066 TideFighter
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Fooled you all. That is just a starter pistol. Hint: The race ends early.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:22 | 2516071 magpie
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With this EFSF/ESM garbage, i sometimes wish they really could have just boycotted the Euro Championship....

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:24 | 2516075 rockraider3
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Awesome.  What is the wait period to buy one of these bad boys?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:39 | 2516104 dingoj
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"bail me out or i kill myself!" cried the Spanish banker while aiming at some mom or pop over his shoulder.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:41 | 2516110 zerotohero
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we are in the lunatic fringe.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:35 | 2516241 Winston Smith 2009
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Please use quotes when you refer to our "lunatic" fringe.

“Hey, I'm no genius… hmmm… or maybe I are one.” - Homer Simpson

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:03 | 2516120 slewie the pi-rat
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this gun will only shoot euros

since the ammo has no pop, this handgun is safe for EU banksters and finiMinis to pretend they are angela...

  • the vicar did it
  • in the library
  • with a handgun
  • and the mirror on the mantel
  • as he thought:  my!  distant objects do seem more distant...
  • he shot the sheriff...
  • ...but he did not shoot the deputy


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:24 | 2516215 francis_sawyer
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at least not with that pistol...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 20:57 | 2516535 Yen Cross
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 My gun shoots) Scandanavian " Krown (swedish /(Norway) Krona .<>  North Sea/ Bundsbank bailout.

    All those brent spreads are coming home to roostE. Triple Witching  Friday! I can't wait to see the rebalance ( sp-500)!

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:54 | 2516145 falak pema
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that gun is looking the wrong way; its the best thingie to offer as a present to a banksta. 

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:55 | 2516148 evolutionx
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PyraMMMid: Is Global Finance a Ponzi Scheme?

What's the difference between today's global finance system and a Ponzi scheme? This is the question that a 56-year-old veteran Russian financial scammer has been asking his victims.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:58 | 2516156 ArrestBobRubin
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Deja vu....why does this BS "bailout" for Spain feel just like the BS "bailout" Greece got?

So far, the "news media" is using the exact same playbook...

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 17:58 | 2516157 uno
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I got an email back which stated ‘That was interesting, and what’s even more interesting is IT’S OUR BAR!’ So let’s clarify.  He (Bob Pisani) was actually holding up a bar belonging to a separate ETF, WITH NO PERMISSION FROM THEM!!  To me, that tells you everything you need to know!  We’ll let our readers take a moment to put 2 and 2 together:
Consider the fact that the gold bar held up by Bob Pisani who was supposedly standing in the GLD’s vault is ACTUALLY OWNED BY ANOTHER ETF, ETFSecurities, and the implications considering the GLD’s prospectus allows for gold swaps, and Harvey Organ’s research incidates the GLD’s gold is swapped/rehypothecated from the Bank of England!! *Furthermore, bar# ZJ6752 has been confirmed as a bar on the EFTS’ gold bar list:
In XLS go to tab GBS Gold, then scroll to row 8706.

Can you say gold rehypothecation?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:28 | 2516227 americanspirit
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First-class research uno!

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:48 | 2516269 uno
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Sorry to let you down americanspirit, I just cut and paste from an article, I wish I had the time to aggressively pursue the truth.  brotherjohnf and SilverDoctors both had the article.  Here's another link you may enjoy from


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:43 | 2516262 nmewn
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I love it when Pisani reveals himself as the accomplice he is.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 21:00 | 2516544 uno
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it's been over 6 months since I had any business station on, I had muted CNBS for years and watch the Bloomberg babes for a while.  Now I just leave the TV off for most days, just look at Zerohedge and a few other sites in the morning and go to work.  Life is so much better without the overload of images and propaganda on TV

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 21:45 | 2516655 nmewn
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You can get overloaded anywhere these days my brutha. At the end of it, all that will ever matter is family and friends in this life.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:30 | 2516230 ebworthen
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"We need $100 Billion Euros because our banks are solvent and there are no problems with bank runs."


If taxpayers in Europe and the U.S. weren't getting screwed by the banksters this would be hilariously funny.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:30 | 2516232 mick_richfield
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The Spaniards are not stupid, they are betrayed.

Usquequo exaltabitur inimicus meus super me ?


Mon, 06/11/2012 - 18:52 | 2516279 world_debt_slave
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when I was a teen, a friend had a muzzle loader, mountain pistol, without a trigger guard on it. He loaded it up with a shitload of black powder and some shot. He shot it and when the smoke cleared, it was pointing directly back at him. lmfao

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 19:21 | 2516318 Sokhmate
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it's easy to get double-tap-suicided with this.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 19:43 | 2516365 tenpanhandle
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Uncle Sam has perfected the shooting of this handgun.  The trick is to aim a little low and to the right.  The bullet passes over your left shoulder and nails the guy behind you. 

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 20:02 | 2516416 Faceberg
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The keynsian pistol pic just made my day. I can't think of a more fitting image for the Spanish bailout, the US stock market, and the global economic system generally.

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 22:46 | 2516820 PSEUDOLOGOI

Russian 1895 Nagant Revolver?

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 23:28 | 2516924 CatoTheElder
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The first time I ever saw that image was in Germany. It was captioned "Austrian Colt."

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 23:28 | 2516926 CatoTheElder
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The first time I ever saw that image was in Germany. It was captioned "Austrian Colt."

Mon, 06/11/2012 - 23:37 | 2516944 mantrid
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can't wait to see bazookas

Tue, 06/12/2012 - 04:33 | 2517197 kiwidor
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reminds me of William S. Burroughs shooting his wife.

j.w. grauerholzt writes:


"[Marak said he] did not actually SEE the [1951] accident, he HEARD it, and he remembered being

told Billy had shot a piece of fruit off her head, but he has since learned that it was a drinking glass.

"He told me the reason he thought it was a piece of fruit was that he had seen Billy shoot a

grapefruit, or an orange, off of Joan's head when he knew them in South Texas. He might have seen this

trick more than once, at Kells' orchard. So when he heard the report of the gun that night, it flashed to

him that perhaps Billy was performing this trick for the people at the party.

"He then added another reminiscence. Billy was an expert shot, he said. Ted and Kells would throw

grapefruit into the air and Billy would hit them on the fly, using a pistol. The grapefruit would

explode. Ted was in the army and earned the 'expert' classification as a marksman, so he was a good

judge of Billy's talents."

I believe Marak is a credible witness, and if what he says is true, it certainly puts that famous

comment in a new light.


Burroughs wrote or spoke about the shooting of Joan many times in the next forty years

before his death, and since our "mock trial" should allow at least a sampling of all possible

evidence, here is a selection of his comments on the event, in later life.

On February 7, 1954, he sent Ginsberg these lines, which were deliberately omitted (in

Burroughs' lifetime) from the 1993 collection of his letters, edited by Oliver Harris:

May yet attempt a story or some account of Joan's death. I suspect my

reluctance is not at all because I think it would be in bad taste to write about it. I

think I am afraid. Not exactly to discover unconscious intent, it's more complex,

more basic, and more horrible, as if the brain drew the bullet toward it.

Did I tell you Kells' dream the night of Joan's death? This was before he knew,

of course. I was cooking something in a pot, and he asked what I was cooking and

I said "Brains!" and opened the pot, showing what looked like "a lot of white

worms." I forgot to ask him how I looked, general atmosphere, etc.

To summarize, I pass along one of my specialized bits of wisdom, like "Always

use poultry shears to cut off fingers":

The Death of Joan Vollmer Burroughs (Grauerholz, Jan. 2002) p. 58

Never participate in active or passive role in any shooting things off of, or

near one, or knife throwing or anything similar, and, if a bystander, always try to

stop it.

I told you of a horrible nightmare and depression and anxiety I had that

whole day, so that I asked myself continually, "What in God's name is the matter

with me?" ...

One more point. The idea of shooting a glass off her head had never entered

my mind consciously, until—out of the blue, as far as I can recall—(I was very

drunk, of course), I said: "It's about time for our William Tell act. Put a glass on

your head, Joan."

Note all those precautions, as though I had to do it, like the original William

Tell. Why, instead of being so careful, not give up on the idea?

Why indeed? In my present state of mind, I am afraid to go too deep into the


I aimed carefully at six feet for the very top of the glass.



And then i remembered some movie  I watched where the good guy was asked what he'd do if some terrorist had a hostage and was pointing a gun at the hostage.  he said "shoot the hostage"

so now, having read that, if anyone did, I give you the kiwidor advice.  If you're ever a hostage and someone is trying to shoot your captor, CLOSE YOUR EYES.

Same goes for using the liberal-gun.   if you close your eyes, you have a chance of missing.


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