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WSJ On DSK, DisUnion, And The Dismal Dithering In Europe

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Thu, 12/29/2011 - 12:56 | 2019477 slewie the pi-rat
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DSK, BiCheZ!

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:18 | 2019562 Popo
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Just in case we needed any more evidence that DSK was "retired".

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:57 | 2019701 Buckaroo Banzai
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...and of course, nobody's explained the "dance of joy" yet:

"Here's Sofitel security camera video from the day of Dominique Strauss-Kahn's arrest last May. It was broadcast on France's BFM-TV. Starting a little after 3:00 minutes into the video, you can see what BFM calls "The Dance of Joy:" after Sofitel management calls the NYPD to have the IMF supremo / French presidential frontrunner arrested, two burly Sofitel employees in suits who had been escorting the complainant maid step into a back room and celebrate. The big black guy wraps the big white guy in a bear hug, lifts him into the air, spins him around, and then does what looks like either an NFL touchdown dance or the Charleston."


Thu, 12/29/2011 - 15:19 | 2019978 eureka
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BLA BLA BLA - TD and zerohedge simply increasingly channels US Empire. To wit: "the socialist construct of the Euro..."

The EUR is no less a "socialist" construct than the USD.

You can only fool fools - whatever glory that is.

The US & UK - the USUKs (my term) and their centralized bankster-led cluster fuck of the entire world - whether you call it Anglo-Saxon Socialism or Fascism suit yourself, but spare us your condescending poorly veiled nationalist supremacy rhetoric - is patheticallhy eltarian and transparent and far worse than anything the EU could ever even begin to imagine to implement - only US'ians haven't spotted it yet, because they are too hungrily sucking up garbage rhetoric fed to them, now not just by US MSM but equally by "alternative" "media" like zerohedge.com.

Happy new year 2012 where you will see your beloved US Nationalist institutions NATO, IMF, World Bank etc etc crumble and disappear. Rest in Peace, US'ians. There never was an "america". You're too dumb to know.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 15:49 | 2020095 youngandhealthy
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Now we are talking

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 23:06 | 2020895 ucsbcanuck
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DSK was a dumbass - OK, he banged the maid, no doubt about it, but he should have known better, as he was running for French President. Shouldn't have opened the door to trouble like that.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:02 | 2019496 tony bonn
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i am sure that dsk's troubles were visited upon him by the cia/mi6/mossad for his impolitic demands....

in any event, can kicking is in such an advanced and artful state that we can be certain that march will come and go with greece lumbering on...unless, someone decides it wants to occupy or annex greece as a vice regency an option worthy of careful attention....


Thu, 12/29/2011 - 21:25 | 2020751 macholatte
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can kicking is in such an advanced and artful state


According to the article, the meeting was in Washington, not Europe, so it's a pretty good guess that somebody from the Fed was there and, by April, 2011, the problem was well known for more than a year. So the PTB chose to simply ignore the problem until it became a crisis.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:03 | 2019499 SolidSnake961
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biggest conspiracies of 2011: DSK accusations, Bin Laden, Silver, and MF Global

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:09 | 2019526 vast-dom
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Silver is the most egregious!

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:43 | 2019558 slewie the pi-rat
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newsCorp? britishPublishing? rupertMurdock?

and, of course, slewie's fave for '011: the "unrelated",  "accidentalDeath" of amyWinehouse?

Best version I have ever heard - R.I.P. Amy Winehouse

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:26 | 2019576 Popo
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You left out the biggest one of all:   The murder of Khadaffi.

He threatened to sell oil in Dinar and we killed him for threatening USD hegemony.  

...And then we tried to play it off like he was a "bad man" all of a sudden and we went in and rubbed him out.  


...As if

  1. He was 'suddenly' a bad guy in 2011.  
  2. He was any worse than the dozens of other bad boys on the global stage whose oil-rich nations we don't seem to invade.


The best part was when the "rebels" established a central bank within days of the NATO operation and issued credit for oil.

Yeeeah.  Riiiight.




Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:35 | 2019621 SolidSnake961
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forgot about those: TEPCO's coverup and Khadaffi's death

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:55 | 2019685 Manthong
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I seem to remember something about GOLD dinars.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 18:28 | 2020522 Arkadaba
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Thu, 12/29/2011 - 21:12 | 2020741 macholatte
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He threatened to sell oil in Dinar and we killed him for threatening USD hegemony.

What do you mean "we"?

Try this: He threatened to sell oil in Dinar and was killed for threatening the global banking cartel.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 18:27 | 2020518 Arkadaba
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I said he was set up and I got dissed by so many.  <sigh>

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 18:47 | 2020553 earleflorida
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builds character --- better than weight-lifting

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 23:07 | 2020898 ucsbcanuck
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he should have been waay more careful as a French presidential candidate. Paid the price.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:04 | 2019502 AngryGerman
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anyone notice than Cameron is not included? as i was always saying, uk is out.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 15:33 | 2020044 youngandhealthy
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He is a dwarf from a dwarfed nation....thats why. Who wants to play with a midget?

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:08 | 2019516 TooRichtoCare
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Cameron is not included....and thank goodness for that!  What a bunch of Terry Fuckwits!  Who in his right mind would want to hitch his political fortunes, and his country's future, to the frikkin Titanic as it sails out of port? History will be very kind indeed to Cameron and his decision to tell all the euro douchebags to sniff his pail!

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:09 | 2019517 ACP
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Bullish, as long as Madman Bernanke keeps buying euros to keep the market inflated (screw the US).

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:37 | 2019623 blindfaith
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I heard one of those aristrocrat French bankers, when asked was he worried about the euro replies...no, the US will bail out europe, we have no worries.  The snot-nose French will try to take us down just like Charles DeGaulle tried to do with gold.

I get the shivers thinking of the result of letting the whole thing fall apart, but all things come to an end...even life.  Only humans, men, think they can delay death and disasters and not pay a price.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 15:36 | 2020051 youngandhealthy
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Fu...ng Bull shit. U R lying U have never heard that. And if you have...well f... prove it U Ron Paul 19th century retard.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:08 | 2019519 JPM Hater001
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The panels remind me of a cartoon.  Perhaps Archie and the gang?

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:10 | 2019533 Jim in MN
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Partridge Family

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:47 | 2019655 Shitters_Full
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Family Circus

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 14:09 | 2019671 TuesdayBen
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Deck of Iraqi bad-guy playing cards.


I ask you, which panel - the Iraqi Strongmen, or the Euro Big Players - shows individuals who will ultimately prove to have in their time wrought the most pain, death, damage and destruction?

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 15:34 | 2020047 Wannabee
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Bottom panel resembles Larry, Curly, & Moe. No disrepect to the aformentioned trio intended.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 16:03 | 2020146 Nobody For President
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Three Stooges meet Scrooge McDuck?

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:09 | 2019530 Jlmadyson
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Mid March is going to be real fun with Greek debt and Fed swap lines due.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:11 | 2019542 ACP
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The Fed will be up to Maiden L'Ane VIII by then.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:24 | 2019586 El Viejo
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Yup, that's about right. The perfect storm continues.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:11 | 2019537 redytogo
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Biggest coverup was and still is Fukushima

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 18:49 | 2020556 Arkadaba
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I'm kind of thinking you are right. That disappeared from the the news way too quickly. 

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:13 | 2019544 Fips_OnTheSpot
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Buy more physical now or tomorrow.. =)

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:16 | 2019554 femme
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Who had it in for Strauss-Kahn?  It's like what Lenin said... you look for the person who will benefit..

Fri, 12/30/2011 - 00:26 | 2019975 Goldilocks
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Competing camps?

More like, camps with a common purpose.

Referred to in the Transformer movies… “Matrix of leadership”


See movie, “The Corporation” (& extras) for the “Common Purpose” meme

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:20 | 2019568 El Viejo
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So what you are saying is that the gang of 8 with all subtlety has accomplished what several tyrants were not able to, sortof like a slow virus.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:26 | 2019593 Payable on Death
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I know this borders on being naive, but what could possibly be the argument for bondholders not suffering the failure of their borrower? Does Trichet really go into a meeting and say taxpayers need to belly up because, what, his friends the bondholders shan't be made to miss their next luxury cruise?

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:33 | 2019610 SillySalesmanQu...
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+1 to Tyler for"dismal dithering" , kudos sir...

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:37 | 2019626 El Viejo
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Appendix A-1 of the politician's handbook:

1. When you don't know what to do dither.

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 13:55 | 2019680 SillySalesmanQu...
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LOL...good one

2. banal blathering

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 14:17 | 2019769 TuesdayBen
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putrid pandering

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 14:22 | 2019791 slewie the pi-rat
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3. porcine palavering

4. bovine bullshittering

L0L!!  and + for tyler, and tippecanoe, too!

Thu, 12/29/2011 - 14:26 | 2019802 mantrid
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DSK was "retired" by USA not Europe.. they say he was about to publicly unravel plans for a new reserve currency project led by UN agency: http://www.un.org/esa/policy/wess/wess2010files/wess2010.pdf


Fifth, a new global reserve system could be created, one that no longer relies on the United States dollar as the single major reserve currency. The dollar has proved not to be a stable store of value, which is a requisite for a stable reserve currency. Nonetheless, motivated in part by needs for self-insurance against volatility in commodity markets and capital flows, many developing countries accumulated vast amounts of such reserves during the 2000s. Hence, a new system needs to be developed

they don't arrest head of IMF for wrong "rescue" policy. the do so for "treason of the status quo"


Thu, 12/29/2011 - 15:46 | 2020082 youngandhealthy
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Thats it my man. That is what I have been posting for the last 12 months. US is scared to the shitty-bone for loosing their reserve-currency status. Without it, they are as alive as a stone. 

Now, I dont' wish it, but the rethoric from the Anglos-saxons need to be more humble.


Thu, 12/29/2011 - 17:14 | 2020370 Iconoclast
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"treason of the status quo".. Respect, nice phrase.. :-)

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