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Twitter Wars: The German Empire Strikes Back: From #StopMerkel To #StoppESM

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It was only a matter of time before the stoic Germans, long abused as the piggy bank pinatas of Europe's monetary experiment, said something. And after last week's confused Spanish campaign demanding that Merkel stop (what exactly - bailing out the Spanish banks? Funding Spanish current account deficits?), Germany has found its retort. As of a few hours ago, the German empire has decided to strike back using the #StoppESM hashtag on twitter. Are we about to have our first European twitter war? And while we know what the hashtag for Greece wil be (#StopTaxes), and Ireland (#StopSobriety), we have yet to figure out the appropriate terms for all the other insolvent European countries. There are many.

For now the campaign is modest, as it is sourced by people not on the receiving end of the Second Great October Revolution. We expect that, with typical German efficiency, it will only pick up steam and traction with time, instead of burning out promptly and fizzling into obscurity.


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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:03 | 2523180 ACP
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Blitzkrieg, BITCHEZ!

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:06 | 2523202 Clueless Economist
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Ireland (#StopSobriety)???

Take your racist hatred elsewhere.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:10 | 2523233 AcidRastaHead
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At least it wasn't about potatos.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:35 | 2523342 rfaze
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Euro A Noble But Failed Experiment: Greenspan

According to dow jones........................ about an hour ago



Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:50 | 2523402 Aziz
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Alan Greenspan's monetary policy... an ignoble and failed experiment.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 18:06 | 2523650 slewie the pi-rat
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slewie has already issued the estoppel to all gestapo

we know they are carefully considering it...   ?  L0L!!!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 06:21 | 2524802 Element
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wtf is twitter? ... no, actually ... don't anwer that.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:05 | 2523465 q99x2
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Arrest Greenspan.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:24 | 2524574 potlatch
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"Actually, it has a lot to do with potatoes.  See, the Irish originally were in Sicily, but then the potatoes got all sick and shit, there, too.  Now, this is the funny thing about Sicilians, of which the Irish are distant relatives, is that centuries and centuries ago...."


<hat tip> Dennis Hopper

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:13 | 2523244 infotechsailor
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#illhaveanother ... wait, they're talking about a horse?

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:25 | 2523297 BlueCollaredOne
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#ATMissues.... wait, your put your penis where, and then where?   I wanted to complain that it always asks me what language i speak

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:34 | 2523329 SWCroaker
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<---- Bonehead.

Um.  Nevermind.


Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:12 | 2523483 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 21:19 | 2524087 old naughty
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:25 | 2523296 nugjuice
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Is it racist? Or funny? Yup. Funny.

FWIW, Ireland is the #4 ranked country in the world for beer consumption for capita, so it's more fact than racism. But to be fair, Germany isn't far behind ;)

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:26 | 2523302 Count de Money
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Hey, don't get your irish up. 

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:33 | 2523330 Vegetius
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Please enough with the political correctness.

 Let’s say what we want there is to much of that bullshit in Europe already and look where it leads, to a position that no one can say it straight we all have to look the other way or else.

 Take a look at the posts and replies if you don’t get it, I mean why do you think we are all anonymous .

 Let’s take a Quote-

“Monsieur l'abbé, I detest what you write, but I would give my life to make it possible for you to continue to write”.

-          Voltaire

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:35 | 2523337 The Swedish Chef
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Racist? The Irish are a separarte race? 

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:40 | 2523356 Zero Govt
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except for the splattered Spanish Armada genes in Ireland

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:35 | 2523340 Tortfeasor
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Irish is a race?

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:35 | 2523341 cossack55
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Which race are the Irish?  Maybe "I'llhaveanother" in the fourth.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:58 | 2523436 SourNStout
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:59 | 2523446 johngerard
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Racist? You're ridiculous.

It's a fact that Irish people drink too much - still. My Irish father never drank alcohol because his blind drunk uncles and other relatives used to ring up the house from the pub, and he'd have to go and prop them up on the walk home as a ten year old boy, being vomited over. So he never touched it.

As a kid growing up in an Irish part of London, I saw plenty of friend's alcoholic fathers and mothers, permanently drunk, pissing their wages away, so they couldn't put the heat on or buy food. Useless bastards.

Irish people have an appalling problem with alcohol.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 18:02 | 2523632 Zaydac
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Ain't nothing compared to the Scots.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 18:21 | 2523688 Dave Thomas
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And Germans obsess too much. They are so boring, cause all they do is work, and blather on about how they're going to finally put a Koi pond in their perfectly manicured backyard. Then they eventually die of some unforseen disease that takes them inbetween losing that final 10 lbs, and going on that trip to Taos they've always talked about.

Being boring is a horrible way to go, have a drink.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 19:12 | 2523814 WhiteNight123129
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Oh please we all have irish buddies, I went to Ireland last year for a friend s wedding, people are very nice, have good education system, good spirit, but they drink like crazy, do we like them less for that? We like them more! You have to be a brit not to like the irish people!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:18 | 2524562 potlatch
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Paddy please

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:16 | 2523205 TruthInSunshine
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Don't Germans and northern europeans know that The Money Masters are expecting their taxes to make the wankin' fukkin' fractional reserve ponzi-dependant bankers whole no matter how full-retard their actions, and for however long?

The financial capitals of London & New York, where the only work being done is devising and 'engineering' schemes to steal, destroy and vaporize money (but mostly steal it), will never willingly allow Germany & northern europeans to decline to subsidize their Ponzi. This is why Obama & Cameron are pressing Germany like mad.

The banks are the chosen ones, bitchez.

If Germans and northern europeans have to retire at age 107 without pensions, and income taxes rise to 99%, in order to save the Rothschild Ponzi, then so be it.

No banker bonus left behind.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:37 | 2523348 cossack55
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I believe that recent mergers have now made it the Rothschild-Rockefeller Ponzi.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:51 | 2523375 Zero Govt
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the Competition Commissioners and Mergers & Acquisitions Board are on it

..don't you worry, these spineless crones won't let this R&R merger pass without a whimper, deep bowing and licking the soles of their shoes all the way to their limo's

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:57 | 2523432 wandstrasse
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the bad news is that for the general population market capitalism and the monetary/financial system are the same. (in reality the latter is the evil nemesis, destroying the first). When the financial/monetary system fails, the general population will condemn market capitalism for decades, if not centuries. We will see unprecedented central planning, 1984 style.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:14 | 2523489 Zero Govt
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I disagree ..the internet is a game changer (education tool)

from most of the blogs i read of mainstream newspapers people are pretty darn clued up we're not living in a free market economy but a Govt ruined/meddled one. Pople are sick to the back teeth of taxes, all the laws and being nannied

the wreckage of Eurozone Govts can be spun only 2 ways.. we had the wrong party in or the Govt is the problem ...more and more are realising it's nothing to do with political parties, they all look the same nowadays and it's the system of Govt where the rot is

i'm mildly optimistic this message will spread and indeed dominate the social space

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:16 | 2524557 potlatch
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You are conveniently forgetting, the drones carry EMP generators.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:07 | 2523219 DoChenRollingBearing
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Start getting your money out of yoru banks, European friends.

We'll be right behind you hee in America.


Banks runs here within 48 hours of a French bank run.  Be alert and ready.  And buy gold.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:42 | 2523572 The Navigator
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I've been thinking the same thing.

Question is, if one has $100k in a US bank, how many days does it take to get that money out in cash?

I could ask my banker but don't want Homeland security tailing me back home.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 19:37 | 2523869 Overfed
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Start taking it out now in sub-$10K batches. You probably have a little time left.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 18:19 | 2523682 Strider52
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Too late. I already did that in 2008 after getting drunk in Ireland.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:12 | 2523248 FL_Conservative
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I understand that France is #StopEgan since they are next.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:27 | 2523308 post turtle saver
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:30 | 2523315 Gully Foyle
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This is always how these things end.

Hi, my name is Steve and I'm about to disclose to you a very
discrete matter between my girlfriend and I, which I would
readily like to share with you. But first, let me introduce to
you my breath-taking girlfriend Kris. She's 19 y/o, tall,
blond-haired, blue-eyed, a shiny smile of kindness. As to the
physical aspects, she's very attractive, having lush tits,
curved shaped-up luscious ample ass. As a daughter of a
G.I. Lietenant-Colonel of Norwegian extraction, and a German
nurse, she looks very "Nordic", very alike to a typical
Scandinavian. She works at a well-known esteem restaurant
in New York City and used to work at "7-Eleven" in
Chevron gas station down in Pennsylvania. Well, for
couple of years she's been having a bizarre habit/hobby,
- farting on cream cakes... (beats me)

It's amazing to see her taking off her pants, exposing her
bare butt before me, then bending over, squating with it to
the cake, and vigorously breaking winds all over
it. It's so wierd! Once I decided to get down to it and asked
her as to the meaning of this bizarre fetish, so she told
me that it has turned her on since being a little girl.
Beats me! She can hardly even explain it to herself! So
one day while I was visiting her at the restaurant, she
approached me, took a cake out of the fridge, got
undressed and carried out her constant ritual. I got
suddenly so turned on, that my prick thought of punching
my stretched pants, so I took 'em off. Astonished and
grateful, I stared at my lover performing the ceremony
easily and slowly, thanking Jesus Lord for her beauty.

She bent down to place her ass in front of the cake, while I'm
standing in the corner watching her drawing near her slit and
shithole to approximately 2-3 inches from the cake, waiting
patiently for the digestion gases to accumulate, then be
thrust out of her body to meet the beneign cake. She told me
she'd had the beans, so she was equiped with a lot of farts
just to be proud of. After she let out a silent one, felt only
due to its odor, she broke winds loudly, about 5 or 6 in a
row, every one of them sounded like a canon bombardment, or at
least - a starting motorcycle. The last one lasted 7 whole
seconds. I think she passed gas at 500 ml bulk sum total.
Initially the smell was hot, strong and condensed as the
molecules were too dense. After a while when it began to
spread, it has become sharp, punctual and less offensive.
After about 20 seconds it felt all over the room, surprisingly
turning me on. She raised from the bending position, getting
up on her feet.

As for the cake- after a few minutes it was a total mess,
looked full of fungi and all sorts of bacteria and sour, still
carrying Kris' wonderful smell.

Couple of minutes later a good looking young fella entered the
restaurant and asked for a pie. Kris served him the foul
smelling cake. He ate it unabruptly, unaware of the drama
which had taken place just before. I was watching the scene
while it was going on, I coundn't hold it in, and rushed to
the staff's bathroom, bursting out laughing, lying on the
floor twisting, until my belly was sore. 10 minutes later,
after recovering from the wild laughter, I went out of the
facility just to encounter the funny guy holding his stomach,
with a tormented expression on his face, speeding all the way
to get rid of the foul cake. I think he's just had at least
150 million germs...


Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:55 | 2523419 Maxisaxon
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Schaffkoepfe, dumme Saeue, Rindviecher, Arschloecher, Esel, bloede Oxen, Dummkoepfe, dreckige Schweine,,, sorry I ran out of German cuss words.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:03 | 2523182 Assetman
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I'm moving to Ireland.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:03 | 2523186 GtownSLV
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WWIII starts in T-10, 9 , 8 ... pick your teams and place your bets.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:10 | 2523238 kridkrid
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Mind if we dance with your dates?

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:04 | 2523190 the 300000000th...
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"cut off her face and wear it and then go on a tighly budgeted shopping spree in stores that dont exist yet" Charlie Sheen

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:10 | 2523192 Mercury
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 Are we about to have our first European twitter war?

I have faith that #equilibrium will win in the end.

Central Planning: standing athwart markets (and reality) yelling Stop!

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:05 | 2523193 SourNStout
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:05 | 2523197 junkyardjack
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Obviously this is hedge funds talking their books. Nice try guys but no one pays attention to twitter...

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:05 | 2523200 metastar
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Funny that Ireland would be the soberest drunk of the PIIGS.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:06 | 2523207 LULZBank
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:06 | 2523212 Sudden Debt
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After talking to some people about all this mess, their answers where all the same.

"why should we care? We can't do anything about it"

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:09 | 2523226 LULZBank
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You musta been talking to the Eurocrats in Brussels.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:33 | 2523331 LouisDega
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Wow, You spoke with my wife? 

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:06 | 2523213 ziggy59
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:08 | 2523215 Wakanda
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:12 | 2523247 Sweet Chicken
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:08 | 2523217 LULZBank
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#Frei Geld fur alles!

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:08 | 2523221 Texas Ginslinger
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What a pisser - Germany poised to rule Europe once again.......

History repeating itself..??

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:06 | 2523438 Zero Govt
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if memory serves me Germany failed last time at "ruling Europe" and to be sure they'll fail again (too many Cheifs in Europe and not enough Indians)

London banking is also sacrosanct to Westminster ...ok London banking is going to look like bombed-out WWII London in a few years but Westminster has never backed a national winner in centuries, indeed has never got anything right in centuries

as banking goes so goes Westminster ...bye bye Parasite Club

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 18:07 | 2523655 Zaydac
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".ok London banking is going to look like bombed-out WWII London in a few years but Westminster has never backed a national winner in centuries, indeed has never got anything right in centuries"

Sadly I do have to agree. Look what the London way of doing things has done in the last 5 years. CDSs. MFG. MS. etc.


Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:10 | 2524550 potlatch
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this is why the Poodle was a Poodle though, I suspect.  Been hedging American during the darkest years of the Alliance, what what.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:10 | 2523229 German-Infoman
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The Eurotanic just broke in 2...

Translation: Pimco just gave German Bonds the Middle Finger...

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:26 | 2523301 Village Smithy
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Pimco is throwing their weight around. This afternoon they bought UST's and now they are sowing the seeds of doubt in Bunds. Wish it were that easy for the rest of us.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:13 | 2523234 carbonmutant
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Content Wars...

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:10 | 2523235 lolmao500
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If ZE Germans are really THAT pissed, they should kick the europhiles like Merkel out of power and get the fuck out of the EU... until then, they can shut up and pay the piper.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:21 | 2523506 Ghordius
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Merkel is the leader of the Conservatives. They are the Euroskeptics.
The opposition is mostly Social Democrats. They are the Europhiles.
Strongly simplified

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:13 | 2523250 RoadKill
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This is kinda fun

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:48 | 2523391 New_Meat
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:16 | 2523265 Arnold Ziffel
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Reading their posts...they are REALLY pissed:

"You must not rest until we dig into all the garbage cans, not to starve. With ESM, they come closer to this goal"...

 " ... ESM is like Fed a private bank. Both have almost 100 percent government. Both can not be prosecuted in court..."


They need to read ZH more often.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:15 | 2523266 AcidRastaHead
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Maybe Spain should try: #HelpUsUganda

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:17 | 2523268 asteroids
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Germany is playing brilliant soccer though!

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:30 | 2523317 falak pema
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you mean the dutch are double dutch and can't tell a good pass from a good pass-out. Just van Persie.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:17 | 2523272 CommunityStandard
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Can we get #StopBernanke trending in the US?  Oh, #BiggestLiesGirlsSay is trending.  Sorry, we have more important matters to debate.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:22 | 2523286 Temporalist
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Art Cashin was just on the CNBS close and said (paraphrasing) "Ben Bernanke spoke in Montreal and said the Euro was a failed experiment."

And somehow gold is not $3000/ozt

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:27 | 2523304 surf0766
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I would love to see that tape of B.B saying it.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:23 | 2523292 SWCroaker
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:25 | 2523295 Arnold Ziffel
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Critics (of the ESM...from Wiki)



Critics have noted that the ESM severely confines the economic sovereignty of its member states and criticise that it provides extensive powers and immunity to the board of ESM Governors without parliamentary influence or control.[20]


In Germany some politicians in liberal party FDP and in conservative bavarian party CSU, both minor parties of the current government coalition, are against the European Stability Mechanism. [21] The Left and Pirate Party Germany is also against the ESM.


Both opposition parties the True Finns and the Centre Party oppose the ESM.


Left Front and left wing presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon[22] oppose the ESM.


Geert Wilders Party for Freedom opposes any increase or systematisation of transfer payments, from the Netherlands to other EU countries, through means such as the ESM.


According to opinion of Estonian Chancellor of Justice, some portions of the ESM treaty contradict the Constitution of Estonia and thus cannot be ratified by Estonian Parliament in its present form. The Chancellor of Justice demands that the Government of Estonia should re-open negotiations concerning this treaty. The matter is currently being discussed by the Supreme Court of Estonia and its decision is expected very soon[23].

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:30 | 2523537 Jendrzejczyk
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+ 1 for avatar.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:26 | 2523299 Temporalist
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France #youarenotfrenchfuckyou

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:28 | 2523309 falak pema
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#stop Oligarchy rape.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:31 | 2523323 booboo
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France #wealreadyhaveaholygrail

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:32 | 2523324 oldgasII
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:05 | 2523334 Abraxas
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Perhaps the central African nations can come up with funds to bail out Europe, Japan and US. Finance Ministers of Burundi, Rwanda and the tribe of Ukunaeli are working hard to come up with coordinated plan for this. All is not lost yet!!! If they fail, there's always Bangladesh.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:36 | 2523343 Zero Govt
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"..we have yet to figure out the appropriate terms for all the other insolvent European countries."

UK - StopWestminster

France - StopMarxism

Italy - StopThePope

Portugal - StopByTouristsAndEnjoyOurBeaches

America - StopTheConstitution&Democracy

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:38 | 2523352 Dick Darlington
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There's a protest against ESM, bailouts, and the EU-tyranny in Finland tomorrow. Tax payers in northern europe finally starting wake up and question what their €-fanatic politicians have done. Finnish opposition have been gaining support in latest polls and with the recent developments with Spain-is-not-Uganda, Cyprus, coming 3rd greek bailout package etc, methink only way in coming polls is up up up for the €-sceptic parties.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:47 | 2523384 Assetman
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Finland - #StopTryingToPawnUsOffToRussia

Cyprus - #StopTellingRussiaWeDontNeedPawning


Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:14 | 2523486 shovelhead
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I heard the Finns are arming themselves with Fiskars scissors and marching on Brussels.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 19:45 | 2523891 Overfed
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I don't know what the Finns need with scissors. They're nearly as well armed as we Americans are. Hell, with Russia next door, probably better.

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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:50 | 2523398 New_Meat
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no one gonna' subscribe to that!

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:56 | 2523426 Scalaris
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 16:57 | 2523435 Martin W
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#good night! it's 11 p.m. in Europe.

Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:18 | 2523500 zerotohero
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Wed, 06/13/2012 - 17:36 | 2523550 Irene
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Thu, 06/14/2012 - 00:06 | 2524547 potlatch
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