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Uncle Sam To The Rescue After All: Latest Rumor Sees €600 Billion Bailout Of Italy From US, Pardon IMF

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The European desperation is palpable ahead of the EURUSD open in a few hours, which has to deal with the aftermath of the Friday afternoon downgrade of Belgium, the junking of Portugal and Hungary, and the prospect of an imminent downgrade of AAA-stalwarts Austria and France. So what does Europe do instead of actually proposing the inevitable debt repudiation that is the only and final outcome? Why more rumors of course. To wit: last night saw the preannouncement of Welt am Sonntag indicating that in order to bypass the lengthy process of treaty changes, Europe would instead proceed with bilateral agreements that would somehow enforce fiscal stability and convince the market that European states would follow the German leader. Well since that is sure to have absolutely no impact, overnight Italian La Stampa is out with a fresh new rumor which cites "IMF sources" according to which the US-headquartered and funded organization would provide a €600 billion loan to Italy at 4-5%. In other words, Uncle Sam, in his role as primary funding agent of the IMF would lose massive amount of money on the "market to fair value" arbitrage, only to bail out the latest European domino. As a reminder, the whole "under market rates" loan from the IMF was implemented in Greece and worked out just swell: at last check the 1 Year Greek bond was trading with a yield of over 300%. Oh, and La Stampa forgot to mention one thing: any changes to the IMF, which currently is massively underfunded and is why the organization was forced to create two new liquidity facilities: a Precautionary and Liquidity Credit line, since it is unable to fund its New Arrangements to Borrow, have to go through US Congress when it comes to expanding funding capacity. Yup, the most dysfunctional, corrupt and criminal thing in the world - the US House of Representatives, where unless everyone is short Italian CDS, this will never pass. In other words: this rumor is dead in the water.

More from Dow Jones:

The International Monetary Fund could offer Italy between EUR400 billion and EUR600 billion in financial support to give Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti a window of 12 to 18 months to enact reforms sufficient to restore waning market confidence in Italy's ability to repay its debt, Turin daily La Stampa reported Sunday, citing IMF sources.


he IMF "Italy package" would consist of loans at an interest rate of between 4% and 5%, compared with the 7% to 8% the country paid at its most recent bond auctions, the report says.


La Stampa reports that the worsening European debt crisis, which has increased pressure on French and Belgian bonds, and seen a German bund auction undersubcribed, is strengthening the conviction at the IMF that Italy is the nation that urgently needs support to avoid a breakup of the euro.


The IMF wants to give Monti another card to play if his reforms are insufficient to dispel financial speculation, the paper said.

The size of any IMF bailout for Italy would be so large that it must be done in coordination with other insitutions, La Stampa said.


Germany has been against any broadening of the European Central Bank's purchases of Spanish and Italian bonds on the open market to support prices. But German resistance to ECB bond-buying could fade if such funds were extended with oversight from the IMF, La Stampa reported.

As for the facts...

The IMF board of governors agreed December [2010] to roughly double quotas from around $375 billion to around $750 billion. But out of the 187 member countries, only 17 have legally accepted the increase, including Japan, the U.K. and Korea. Most of the countries with the biggest quotas, such as the U.S., China and Germany, haven't yet gone through the legal process, such as parliamentary or congressional approval, need to hand over their promised dues.


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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:17 | 1917323 apberusdisvet
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Who couldn't see this coming?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:18 | 1917326 Rakshas
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Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:33 | 1917356 WonderDawg
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If this was a solution, why did it take them until now to figure it out? It's yet another attempt to soothe the market with rumors. What will the half-life be on this one?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:41 | 1917384 Roger O. Thornhill
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I've used the rumors as a trading tool. Figuring to get a few days in one direction from them.

And it is true, the half life of this kind of "news" gets shorter and shorter. Most of my hedges are in place for the next part of the game, so it doesn't matter now. In this environment even being partially prepared is better than not at all. Very important to be personally hedged - need I even say it?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:46 | 1917407 WonderDawg
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Agreed. Gotta stay nimble. Tricky, though, trying to time the moves. Gotta learn to think like a criminal.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:00 | 1917466 Roger O. Thornhill
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Exactly. It is so strange to trade on the lies of the criminals running this mess. My trading used to be based on the quality of the company and their sales, and it would take a month or so for a trade to play out.

Now it is just trying to weed through the astonishing lies. And that is the significant change we have in markets. It's why I came to believe this is going to blow up. I've been alive long enough to see that the markets in general are now totally run on stunningly epic lies & nonsense.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:32 | 1917539 Manthong
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"Who couldn't see this coming?"

LOL -- Very first thought after seeing headline.

But if the Fed is a private bank with substantial European ownership (that just happens to print our currency) what is to stop them from loading up their balance sheet with reserves from the whole EU?

In that sense, isn't the US goverment just a customer?


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:53 | 1917665 rufusbird
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"In that sense, isn't the US goverment just a customer?"

So, if the Fed like MF Global, looses their ass on European Bonds who pays?, their Customers? as in MF Global's customers? So, is their customer the Primary Dealers and banks? No they are the Fed's Directors, that leaves who? Only one customer? No you got to be shitting me! It's me? No no! it is you and you and You!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:08 | 1917957 Manthong
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That's what I mean..

The US government is the proxy for us, and as such, IS RETAIL.

Unfortunately, the politicians are the proxy for the banks.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 19:34 | 1919093 IBelieveInMagic
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It is so outrageous that it is surely to happen!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:27 | 1917565 Stack Trace
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Been trading this way as well. Only to pull out more Fiat and buy more Physical gold. Thanks to these asswipes I have picked up another 20oz of bullion since September and 100oz silver. I hope prices drop more.

Been reading books on post collapse societies and survival skills, upped my physical training, buying emergency supplies, and trying to get friends and family ready. Been tough waking people up but I see it happening.

My wife has started a food garden, we are shopping for additional home defense, planning ways to get family centrally located, etc.

My wife was originally stationed in Egypt while in the military. She knows what a dysfunctional society looks like. She thinks we are collapsing now.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 15:45 | 1918337 RockyRacoon
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Wonder could I get your wife to talk to mine?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:52 | 1917664 Sockeye
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Why does china get away with such a small IMF quota?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:04 | 1917697 Nobody special
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They don't. USA is paying a greater bill, but dear Benny only has to hit the magic button to generate that money.  China has to earn what they contribute.  In essence, China is the one paying more.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:01 | 1917925 MolotovCockhead
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And it's the US corporations that are ripping in the profits when IMF proceed to their next stage NWO agenda.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:43 | 1917387 Zero Debt
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Multiple bounces will not resurrect the cat.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:36 | 1918079 bigdumbnugly
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it will until cat has bounced for the ninth time.  are we there yet?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 20:14 | 1919236 Manthong
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Algos know how to dribble cats.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:51 | 1917423 knukles
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If ya can't soothe 'em with rumors, just fuckin' Print More.
Like to solution to all golf problems: Swing Harder
(right Dawg...  And hoping you had a good holiday)

What amazes and I sincerely mean amazes, in awe, numbed by the audacity and ignorance, is that the charade yet continues.
Why even the Economist, official high brow publication du jour of the NWO is suggeating (finally) the demise of this oddity.  And when the Economist throws in the towel to at least retain an appearnace of intelligence and adult demeanor, it's the veritable swan song.

Print More

Getcher yellow metal, step right up, hurrahy hurrahy hurrahy... 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:54 | 1917892 macholatte
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Why even the Economist, official high brow publication du jour of the NWO is suggeating (finally) the demise of this oddity. 


My guess is that we will see more such disclosures/leaks/opinions on MSM, which might have the effect of dampening a panic when TSHTF, as well as indignation and arrogant denials from bureaucrats on high (Merkell, Sarkozy, etc) and then the blame game in full bloom. But with GS in firm control of the EU and USA you can bet the can kicking will continue until GS decides to miss a kick or, more likely, change cans.

Going to get more popcorn from my garden, milk the cow and make some butter and ferment some potatoes to make some vodka. 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:54 | 1917435 ArkansasAngie
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Just whom in the open market thinks that this will sail through CONgress.  This has no half life. 

Because ... if it were to be true ... what? 

I'll be writting my representatives.  There are negative consequences to them continuing to act in their best interest not ours.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:40 | 1917614 jcaz
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...Because it really takes them THIS long to make a move....

My biggest problem trading this noise is trying to remember that these are slow, stupid ships trying to turn in these waters, and something like Zero Hedge is so far ahead of the game that it's easy to second-guess some pretty inevitable information.....

The idiots in Congress will be trying to "sooth" the markets when they've already melted down.....

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 17:38 | 1918722 CPL
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Food, gold, silver and lead are the hedges now.  Or if you have the storage capacity...Oil.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 19:57 | 1919178 tumblemore
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"If this was a solution, why did it take them until now to figure it out?"

They wanted to bounce Germany into doing it through crisis-maximizing.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:46 | 1917380 DormRoom
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The ogligarchs will monetize on the back of the 99% to ensure the continuity of their power.  It will only lead to high-hyper inflation, and greater income disparity between the 99% & 1%, and further agitation between the BRICs & the West.


But it will give them time to convert nations into police states.


It'll be interesting to see how China & Russia vote on this IMF plan.  And will the IMF (taxpayers) bail out Spain too?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:54 | 1917434 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Time to convert? We're 10 years in! This will attach to something involving Syria/Iran/War thingie, and pass with a flag on it's ass. US corporations cannot have the failure of their off-shore, bottom line pumping, tax dodging network, so the US Chamber of Commerce will get this through Con-gress, leaving the rest of us feeling like a 10 year old in a Penn State shower room. 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:19 | 1917525 sabra1
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i call dibs on the cheerleaders shower room!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:57 | 1917450 GeneMarchbanks
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'It'll be interesting to see how China & Russia vote on this IMF plan.  And will the IMF (taxpayers) bail out Spain too?'

That whole IMF being an international organization facade has been uncovered as bullshit for some time now. I suggest the work of Ha-Joon Chang. Be real, this ain't Yahoo, the IMF is and has been a tentacle of the banking cartel so Russia and China can't really co-opt that organization. You can say with certainty that they aren't influential enough ... yet.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:03 | 1917475 DormRoom
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true.. but my thesis is how Western laissez faire monetization will upset the BRICs, and lead to future hostilities (currency wars).  So if China & Russia vote no on the IMF plan it will support this thesis.  If they vote yes, then it would falsify it.  Which is why I'm interested to see how they vote.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:58 | 1917911 macholatte
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... in order to bypass the lengthy process of treaty changes, Europe would instead proceed with bilateral agreements...


Votes? We don't need no stinking votes!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:02 | 1917471 Everybodys All ...
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The dead mobster floating in the St. Lawrence.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:37 | 1917822 Teamtc321
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"n other words: this rumor is dead in the water."


Good. Enough is enough already. 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 19:50 | 1919151 bigun
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bernake, "well, since the europeans wont use their bazooka, i guess we'll have to use ours!"

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:17 | 1917324 Rakshas
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...didn't see that coming...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:21 | 1917328 Mae Kadoodie
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No jokes about Monti and cards.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:45 | 1917399 Hedge Fund of One
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"No jokes about Monti and cards."


Ah Nuts! :-)

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:24 | 1917552 holdbuysell
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It's actually IN the Dow Jones article:

"The IMF wants to give Monti another card to play."

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:25 | 1917329 GeneMarchbanks
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It may or may not be dead in the water but it certainly reeks of desperation. These rumors are brilliant, they're like a windsock telling in which direction the wind is blowing. So what can we deduce from all this? Germans remain stubborn, the cartel continues to come up with extortion schemes. On it goes...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:46 | 1917408 Hedge Fund of One
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If they would have applied to the crisis itself half the creativity that they have had to use to come up with these rumors, we might have actually had a viable solution ... 

well, one can wish ...


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:00 | 1917464 GeneMarchbanks
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By 'viable solution' I can only assume that you mean the only one when you have a solvency problem: Default.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:04 | 1917702 rufusbird
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Sounds more and more like evermore desperate attempts to avoid triggering a Credit Default event!

Swaps anyone? What happens when a small one is triggered and everyone else tries to cover? Better stand close to the doors...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:46 | 1917865 Hansel
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Maybe it already started.  That $88 billion the Fed just doled out to an "other" could include the IMF.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 18:35 | 1918869 unununium
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+6 trillion.

According to the ZH article, Other indeed includes the IMF.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:22 | 1917330 LookingWithAmazement
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Italy saved, euro saved, bye bye "crisis". Told you soooooo for many months. Merry Christmas and a happy euro-2012.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:30 | 1917349 BW
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This is getting too easy.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:34 | 1917357 Mike2756
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Then the u.s. 30yr is toast.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 19:47 | 1919147 bigun
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us 30yr will never be toast as long as bernake owns the printing press

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:35 | 1917362 Rakshas
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So then, Sante Clause isn't coming this year?



Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:22 | 1917540 Instant Wealth
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If you're a Euro-Bitch shorting the market, Santa might be coming twice this year.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:19 | 1917530 fuu
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:20 | 1917756 kito
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spain: daddy, daddy its not fair!!! why does italy get so much for the holidays!! i want a 800 billion dollar bailout tooo!!!!


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:26 | 1917335 Mike2756
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Last sentence:

"Since Italy has a state budget better than other European countries it is reasonable to assume that these conditions the IMF would focus on two aspects: the need to reduce debt and increase growth."

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:26 | 1917338 apberusdisvet
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I also have to laugh at the "need Congressional approval" bit.  Since when do the psychopaths need any approval?  The final agenda of the NWO cannot be forestalled by democracy; a rather quaint meme that got trashed long ago.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:34 | 1917358 john39
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besides, we have seen over and over that the governments are almost totally controlled...   its all show.   all that AIPAC money gets a nice return in the form of total control.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:28 | 1917344 e2thex
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The big story is France which has gotten little copy here. France is DOA in less than five years. People forget where England was before North Sea oil. An extensive list of what France manufactures is listed below:

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:37 | 1917369 RafterManFMJ
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An extensive list of what France manufactures is listed below:


Oh I don't know, I've been importing large amounts of French ennui for the past several years. Goes real well with a warm fire and a craft IPA.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:50 | 1917422 WonderDawg
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+1 for squeezing "ennui" into a stinger.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:54 | 1917437 CrimsonAvenger
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Yes, and the prices on French goods are so low they're practically surrendering them to you!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:53 | 1917431 Spastica Rex
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I used to drive a Peugeot.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:06 | 1917486 RafterManFMJ
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I worked with a guy who had a Le Car; every time he pulled up to a job site and shut it down, it's fan would continue to run heroically, trying to cool itself down.  Invariably someone would ask, "Hey Sam, what'd you do, put some extra quarters in it?"

And we'd all laugh uproariously, every time.  It was like the man owned a clown car.  I'm guessing even Yugo owners looked down on him.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:11 | 1917970 e2thex
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Bet you don't remember when they were down to five dealerships in America.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:37 | 1918082 Spastica Rex
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I was young, it was my parents' 1979 504 diesel sedan. It was actually a very satisfying car to drive, although s-l-o-w. Brilliant, simple design.

I don't really recall when they left the US. I think I must have been out of college - maybe around 1990? I do remember the last 405 turbos zipping around Seattle.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:56 | 1917443 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Porn, w(h)ine, and cheese. And I wager they don't wash their hands......

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:08 | 1917494 Rakshas
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Politicians are testimony to the need for radical birth control measures.  


Really off topic: On the surface one might be given the impression that Norwegians and their apparent social leanings are better at basic math than their western counterparts - Wal-Mart inhabitants notwithstanding.  North Sea Oil; good example, Norway socialized their sector early on, basically taking the position "the oil is there if you want it but here is the price - the government sided with the unions and priced the cost of doing business accordingly. Offshore workers in the Norwegian sector work a 2-week on 4 week off schedule and get paid pretty damned well for it including social benefits. Yes Norway has relatively high taxes but probably not more than what Brits Yanks and Snow Niggers (Canadians) pay. So WTF does any of this have to do with anything - well not much really but given that offshore labor makes up such an infinitesimally small portion of the price of a liter (quart to you yanks) of gasoline 2(fuck all) is still hardly measurable at the pump.  However, 2 x the offshore workforce population working such a schedule doubles the income stream and doubles their onshore time to spend their after tax earnings which of course brings some level of inflation with it as all the knock on effects create jobs in the liquor retail, RV and ambulance sectors but it increases the overall number of folks available for financial ass rape… er… I mean financial instruments available to the government(s) and to reference Jeff Christian ….. like all financial instruments these are leveraged at 100:1  …..  In short these idiots gave away their North Sea, GOM and Tar Sand revenue stream for a blow job to the Big Oil set.  And I heard a rumor that BP/SHELL wouldn’t even spring for mouthwash for the dumb bastards….


Ok not much of an analysis but it’s better than a boot in the nuts with a frozen mukluk and it supports my theory that politicians should be relegated to the role of walking organ donors for the more productive serfs…..


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:29 | 1917345 r101958
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Come on!....this is easy.......just change the rules........again.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:31 | 1917350 g speed
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 Restructure  ?? If Monti pays the debt the zeros disappear---- more deflation ---- these people are in lala land--  OK the plan is to deflate and have growth? right --I got it--sounds like a good investment for the US taxed ones.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:33 | 1917353 dwdollar
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It's amazing what Congress will vote for when they're scared into believing the system is about to fall apart and the positions they hold will no longer be consequential to the powers. That is, they will no longer receive bribes for their treasonous work.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:34 | 1917361 vipmoneymachine
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:41 | 1917381 GMadScientist
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a) It was 25 pound, not dollars (so about $40).

b) Does it really help if they end up in an arranged marriage and caste-driven society anyway?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:41 | 1917382 SheepleLOVEched...
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corruption is government intrusion into markets

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:41 | 1917383 Haole
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“We know what to do, the problem is being re-elected after doing it.” - Jean-Claude Juncker

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:41 | 1917385 Great Depressio...
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So my ES contracts will be green as fuck in a few hours. As a reminder, went long at 1161 then 1153.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:40 | 1917616 Great Depressio...
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To the stupid permabears that junked me, don't hate the player

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:42 | 1917393 Sizzurp
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While this may be a BS rumor, I would not be at all surprised if, at some point, Bernanke just fires up the presses and papers over the entire European problem.  I mean he is going down in flames anyway, so WTF right.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:47 | 1917409 LawsofPhysics
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Exactly, why should the BRICs really make an effort to kill the dollar's status as the world's reserve currency when the Bernanke is quite willing to do it for them.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:49 | 1917400 LawsofPhysics
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Hello BRICs?  If China really wanted the world's reserve currancy, they would be funding the IMF etc.  This is more evidence that the BRICs, like most of ZH, are quite happy to sit back and let the whole ponzi scheme collapse under it's own fraudulent weight.

Things are moving along much faster now, fucking bring it.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:45 | 1917401 hunglow
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What do you expect? A hug...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:48 | 1917402 tim73
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Anyway, I kinda like GERMANIA! AND WE ARE GOING TO HIRE JEWS TOO THIS TIME! It is the fucking clones at the America we HATE!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:46 | 1917404 williambanzai7
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You have to admit, it's more fun to own Italy than AIG.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:48 | 1917417 sabra1
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only fun until italy's gold leaves through the back door!



Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:03 | 1917473 GeneMarchbanks
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You only backstop. You own nothing.

Welcome the technocrats now.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:21 | 1917536 disabledvet
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i keep trying to download that scene in the Star Wars VI where they're torturing the robots and the robots are screaming "noooooooo!" while they do it...but i can't find it for some reason.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:46 | 1917405 StrawberryBlonde
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Perhaps with so many dumb rumours floating around, the markets will trade on technicals for a change:


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:46 | 1917406 sabra1
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more debt=risk on!

less debt=risk off!

i was worried there for a second!


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:11 | 1917503 Spastica Rex
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It was fun to read the comments on the Infowars piece. Some Jonsers hate black more than they hate the state.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:48 | 1917414 zippy_uk
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17 green bottles sitting on a wall, and if one green bottle should accidently fall....

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:51 | 1917425 tim73
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You are surrounded! We got IRELAND and WE GOT A PACT! Just surrender peacefully before you do anything stupid...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:50 | 1917420 Hedge Fund of One
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Under this rescue scenario, would a U.S. passport be good for one free romantic gondola ride in Venice?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:56 | 1917444 tim73
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Venice?! The Italian rip off thing? Real Venezians with 15th century are living across the bay, they just could not afford the rent anymore after 10th generation. Real sad. It is all Miami Vice there in Venice, power boats Italian euro trash.  

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:13 | 1917734 xcehn
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You're right, Tim. It's hard to even recognise Italy anymore, particularly compared to what it was like in the vibrant 60s.  Same for the rest of Europe, mostly.  I keep reminding myself that before long Europe will be predominately Muslim, and the U.S. predominately Hispanic.  That's going to really turn our world views upside down.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:01 | 1917470 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Free gonorrhea in Venice. Just watch for tainted canals, Bercuolini might have done the bunga bunga in all of the local canals. Second note, canal and anal are awful close.....

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:53 | 1917427 Random_Robert
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SDR's, bitchez....


SDR as in "Stealthily Destroy all Republics"


Remember, one world government will mean that we are only one popular revolt away from individual sovereignty.


Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:53 | 1917888 LawsofPhysics
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"one popular revolt away from individual sovereignty."


Great point.  In truth we have had a one world government since the creation of the Fed, strenghtened by the U.N.  In reality, the BRICs are looking at it all and thinking, "fuck, do we really want to be part of all this?"  Think about it, a one world currency would mean China's currency floats whether they like it or not.  Without the current state manipulation (it is a communist country folks) in China on prices and capital, that population revolts big time.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:53 | 1917433 MaggieL
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So, this poster is saying that if the House wasn't "corrupt and dysfunctional" they'd be giving our money to bail out the Italians? 



Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:58 | 1917453 itstippy
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Italy calls on the IMF to loan them money as lender of last resort, leading to Eurozone stabeelitee.  Bullish! 

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 11:59 | 1917457 Pseudo Anonym
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the most dysfunctional, corrupt and criminal thing in the world - the US House of Representatives, where unless everyone is short Italian CDS, this will never pass.

it will not pass, but it will most likely happen.  What a great way for the hofjuden to steal Europe's gold - create worthless digits in lieu of money in cyberspace, make it impossible to repay via deflation and then declare all of gold stored in N.Y. hofjuden property.  Gotta give it to those Luciferian fuckers.  They know what they're doing because they have a long term plan; as opposed to everybody else..

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:08 | 1917491 Schmuck Raker
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Geez, I finally have a reason to hope FOR gridlock in Congress? Whodathunk.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:12 | 1917507 Everybodys All ...
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Bernanke and Geithner will go down in US history as a treasonous bastards. There is no way the American public should or can put up with either one for much longer. They are clearly over there heads at best and at worst are looking to destroy the dollar at all costs and your way of life. This path of continueally playing the hail mary course of action is utterly insane. The IMF is simply a Fed Reserve conduit and it's got to end.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:14 | 1917513 ioni
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Thank God for Uncle Scam.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:15 | 1917515 10044
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€600b for 4000 tons of italy deal??

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:19 | 1917524 XRAYD
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If the US was going to support this, "the source" would have informed the WSJ or the NYT, or even the FT.


But telling an Italian newspaper?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:38 | 1917609 ecowboy
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Exactly...haven't seen this *rumor* on wsj or ft this morning.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 20:12 | 1919229 tumblemore
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I'd have thought the odds on this being possible entirely legally to be roughly zero.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:19 | 1917526 disabledvet
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no fears! The Bernank is executing on his plan!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:19 | 1917528 M.B. Drapier
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the US House of Representatives, where unless everyone is short Italian CDS, this will never pass

You say this as if it can't be arranged...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:55 | 1917895 LawsofPhysics
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Exactly, politicians are bought and sold every day.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:24 | 1917549 rambler6421
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New World Order baby!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:26 | 1917559 ruffian
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funny, on 11/24 at 23:18 Tyler posted " Euro Bailout Time of Death" ............I commented.....forget the ECB and EFSF, it's the FEDS WORLD. That the fed would bailout every individual, state. one negetive mark and one response......a song "its the feds world after all, its the feds, feds world". That was funny......anyone paying attension now? The FED will do the heavy lifting ( printing) the dollar is fucked..........Germany will not need to bail anything.....and if congress wont increase USA's IMF portion...the FED will monitize do you get it kids

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:57 | 1917677 Pseudo Anonym
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the shtadlan B. Shalom Bernookystein will print because europeans were/are idiots who trusted the hofjuden owned Fed store their gold in N.Y.  Now they (europe) will forfeit their only valuable assets for worthless digits created by luciferian whim

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:27 | 1917568 rufusbird
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Yikes! The cans are getting bigger and bigger! They're huge!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:39 | 1917610 Lord Welligton
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So, the IMF finances the rollover of €600bn. The bondholders (banks) are made whole on their Italian debt.

The ECB comes up with some "Structural Readjustment Fund" to achieve a balanced budget.

And the money comes from where again?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 20:14 | 1919235 tumblemore
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bernanke's butt

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:45 | 1917639 Eireann go Brach
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Congress approval is now at an all time low of 12% among Americans...that is just shocking! Because just who the fuck is the 12%?...Kenyan immigrants?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:14 | 1917736 rufusbird
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Financial Service industry employees.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:46 | 1917642 xcehn
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This has always been about making sure the banksters squeeze every last drop of blood from the system before it implodes.  Strategic disinformation (lies), rumours, baiting, all to be expected before Monday's open--whatever it takes to keep the markets from plunging and delaying the inevitable collapse of the EU and Euro. This situation has always been out of control, and with Italy, it's more obvious than ever.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:56 | 1917678 sabra1
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when the system implodes, every home, farm, hospital, will be owned by the banksters! those that aren't culled, will be left too weak to fight! it's time that we, the 99%ers cull the 1%ers! c'mon people, there are billions of us, hundreds of them! NOW! BEFORE THE WEAKNESS COMMENCES!!!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:56 | 1917902 LawsofPhysics
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Sorry, you need to remove the "bread and circuses" before anyone gets off their couch.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:48 | 1917647 ecowboy
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I wouldn't be surprised to see the futures actually open *LOWER* on this news...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:18 | 1917997 Smithovsky
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ZH story about edx opening 40 pips higher on lies in 3..2..

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:55 | 1917675 Snakeeyes
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Seriously, we have our own problems over here and bailing out Italy is plainly wrong. Millions have lost their homes in the U.S. and he housing market  stuck in a rut (despite all the resources thrown at it). And the FHFA Home Price Price Index continues to FALL. Somehow, the media only focuses on Case Shiller.

New Home Sales and Existing Home Sales Still Stuck in a Rut - Needs A Jump Start In The Economy

Can we fix our problems first?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:58 | 1917680 sabra1
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the oldidorks have no intention of fixing our problems, quite the opposite!

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:58 | 1918177 itstippy
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There is no bounce left in idiotic "U.S. housing fix" rumors, so we no longer get them.  Everyone finally understands that U.S. housing is FUBAR and anything the gov't does or tries to do will make things worse.

"Euro fix" rumors still pay off in bounce, so we still get them.  This latest fix rumor is just asinine.  Anyone who thinks having the IMF loan money to Italy because Italy can't raise money one their own is "bullish" for equities is a moron.  Yet equities will probably rise.  There are lots of morons out there yet who think the Euro situation can be fixed and then oversold equities will soar...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 12:59 | 1917688 Cursive
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All we need now is for Obama to appear on TV at the Lincoln Memorial, holding a fiddle.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:01 | 1917691 no life
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And Monsieur Lagarde is okay with all of this? Ready to sign of? Don't think so..

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:03 | 1917701 onlooker
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Funny money and imaginary bonds and inventive rumors become Fundamentals. Creativity Charting is next.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:24 | 1917707 Reptil
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Voilà: Minister of Finance Jan Cees de Jager (of the Netherlands) hinting the IMF should step in. (coördinated rumour)

Funds contributed to the IMF by the Netherlands: 5,9 billion euro

yeah the IMF has a funding problem, they say so themselves:

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:21 | 1917764 Georgesblog
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This could be the beginning of the Fed's Waterloo. This is a good example of the foreign entanglements that we were warned about. It will bring the European debt contagion to the United States.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 13:23 | 1917773 lunar
Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:11 | 1917967 slobbermut
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Wife and I been doing the same...don't forget the firearms friend - simple prudence to plan for, as much as your situation allows, the absolute worst case scenario.  If any loved ones are dependent on medications, be sure to try and secure a few months supply ahead of time.

Hopefully the worst case doesn't actually of luck.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:31 | 1918056 PulauHantu29
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Bullish for PMs and oil.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 14:50 | 1918142 entropos
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Cue Franken Stein and 200 posts about Freemasonry...

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 15:05 | 1918206 f16hoser
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So, what do I now own in Italy?

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 15:24 | 1918263 The Big Ching-aso
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Cannoli.  Diluted version.   Now drink your dessert.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 16:12 | 1918439 raya123
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Wrong, oh ever bearish Mr.Durden, the extra needed IMF bailout funds are NOT coming from an expansion of IMF credit which would require Congressional approval, rather the plan is for ECB to provide the funds and funnel it through IMF as guarantor.

Sun, 11/27/2011 - 19:13 | 1918997 TheJokingJollyRoger
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Were all global citizens of the financial tyrannical powers that rule us now.

This is the total obliteration of all national sovereignty.

Tue, 11/29/2011 - 05:33 | 1924544 ken
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Accidenti! Maremma maiala Madonna puttana del eva! Che cazzi vuolete? Wow, where did that come from?


Tue, 11/29/2011 - 05:33 | 1924545 ken
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Accidenti! Maremma maiala Madonna puttana del eva! Che cazzi vuolete? Wow, where did that come from?


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