Zimbabwe Bashes US Dollar, Alligns With Yuan

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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:05 | 1936011 homersimpson
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Wha? Zimbabwe doesn't like competition in money printing?

At least the US-built printing press lasts a lot longer than a Chinese-built one!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:11 | 1936031 Ag Tex
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Nothing shows restraint in printing quite like a panhandling billionaires in Zimbabwe.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:12 | 1936048 dlmaniac
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Funny how people think Chinese politicians are any more competent and trustworthy than Bush or Obama.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:19 | 1936082 Seer
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Well, in China they execute folks who fuck up: or those folks know enough to execute themselves.  In the US when BIG folks fuck up they get praised.

As far as who is the US Court Jester (POTUS), it doesn't fucking matter.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:29 | 1936115 Big Corked Boots
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Praised - and bailed out.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:05 | 1936273 wisefool
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  1. predatory
  2. regulatory
  3. "I was forced to sell my 200MM stock without cap gains tax cause they made me become treasury secretary"
  4. Bailed out freinds.
  5. Man who saved the world.
  6. Esteemed fellow, Univeristy of chicago.
  7. ... go get your shine box krugman ... I think you left it at enron HQ.

Hank "Rocket Jump" Paulson

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:57 | 1936236 SilverRhino
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In China, they execute folks who get CAUGHT.  

in the US, they get promoted and bonuses.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:19 | 1936512 thefedisscam
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Yes, that is so true. Yet, MOST of Americans think the U.S. of A. has the Best system in the world. LOL

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 00:10 | 1937282 trav7777
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uh, NO.

In China they execute people who cause TROUBLE for higher ups.

They do not CARE if you engage in fraud; the entire fucking NATION from top to bottom is all about fraud.  They do not care if you get "caught" either.  They ONLY care if you cause them to lose face.  THEN you get executed.  Or if you have something they want.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:28 | 1936114 CPL
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It speaks volumes about voter disenfranchisement actually.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:51 | 1936439 SHEEPFUKKER

Like the ballot boxes matter anymore.  Sincerely, hanging chad. 

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:10 | 2414251 Charles Bishop ...
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POINT. MISSED. It doesn't MATTER if they're "more competent." What matters is who is still SOLVENT at the end of the day.

What matters is they HAVE A PLAN, and it's CLEARLY being executed, while we worry about ABORTIONS, gay rights, and who Lindsay Lohan is tonguing this week--they are POSITIONING themselves as a BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO OUR whole little fiat-based  popsicle stand: and it's not based on stupid-assed BULLSHIT like skin tone or religion--it's based on RESOURCES--AND WHO CONTROLS THEM.

"Welcome to math class. We're doing NUMBERS up in heah, son."

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:36 | 1936387 Chief KnocAHoma
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Zimbabwe? Who cares what that country of whores does? They change with the wind.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 00:12 | 1937289 trav7777
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Rhodesia was a successful country, but we just...can't...talk...about...that, can we? 

RSA was similarly successful...seems that Africa isn't so inhospitable after all. Seems like it is mineral rich if you know what a fuckin mineral is useful for.  Kinda hard to do that if your average IQ is 70, you lack the written word, mechanical devices, and the frickin wheel.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 11:16 | 1938461 Going Loco
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I was born in Nigeria. My Dad was in charge of agricultural produce marketing for the whole country for several years. Nigeria then was stable, prosperous, and had an exportable food surplus. Of course they kicked us out. Look at the friggin' place now.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:12 | 1936052 Spastica Rex
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The US press was manufactured in Taiwan.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:22 | 1936093 homersimpson
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I think you're confusing the press with the parts on NASA's space shuttle.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:30 | 1936121 tekhneek
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I just can't stop fucking laughing.

I apologize if someone's already posted this months back but, I just found it and feel like Tyler should make it viral.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:48 | 1936202 CitizenPete
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just wrong, on numerous levels

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:16 | 1936314 Abiotic Oil
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I think I have PTSD from watching that.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:36 | 1936389 potatomafia
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LOL, that ther is fun-e.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:41 | 1936413 infotechsailor
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meine eyes... da burnnnn

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:40 | 1936599 Dave Thomas
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Meine augen sind gebrannt!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:57 | 1936644 eaglefalcon
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meine augen brennen

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:47 | 1936423 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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I liked this one better.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fzO_YhOYNQ

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:52 | 1936444 Spastica Rex
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Yeah, I've noticed that the half-life of my gold seems to be around 36 minutes.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:53 | 1936445 Spastica Rex
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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 23:13 | 1937173 ucsbcanuck
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Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:25 | 1936101 SteveNYC
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Bernanke is mortified. His hero no longer reveres in his worship.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:31 | 1936126 Sofa King
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I thought the US printing presses were made in Germany.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 17:19 | 1936326 Mister Ponzi
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Heidelberg Mainstream 80, Bitchez!

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 21:03 | 1936889 Freddie
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The Democrat's Muslim is using the same Zimbabwe & Mugabe template to wipe out the USA.  Democrat Jon Corzine is good buddies with the Muslim.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 00:22 | 1937324 trav7777
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u give those negroes way too much credit for competence.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 15:22 | 2414293 Charles Bishop ...
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...And the "black' people didn't do a THING to stop white men from fucking themselves(and our society) in the ass with their mindless greed: don't forget to blame'em for THAT too.But what have you got in mind to insult the little yellow motherfuckers (who will soon own the planet) with? They already KNOW what color they are--and they DON'T CARE.

...they JUST KEEP STACKING. And taking more squares on the big board.

 Math is cruel like that.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 22:27 | 1937060 YawningChasm
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R U sure the US ones are not Made in Germany Heidelburg presses

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:05 | 1936016 Big Corked Boots
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Missed opportunity - should have gone with gold.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:20 | 1936085 bernorange
Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:54 | 1936217 MrTown3
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saw Libya and decided against it?

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 18:48 | 1936614 Use of Weapons
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Tru story bro.



[Hint: USA Drone C&C down & on the ground in the big S brigade - I posted a link (African national paper - remember, when you're not owned lock stock n barrel, and your regime can barely police the major capital, you get good journalism some times) outlining the plays... a while back. ZH didn't pick it up, 'cause no-one is investing down there. Regional bias n all]

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:23 | 1936698 steve from virginia
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There was inflation in the gold trade in Zimbabwe even after the Zim-dollar collapsed. Nothing much to buy in Zimbabwe with any currency.

China actually in the grip of hyperinflation, Gono is as useless as Barton Biggs.

Zim is a naturally wealthy country but everything has been stolen by horrible government.

Fri, 12/02/2011 - 00:24 | 1937329 trav7777
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wasn't a problem when white people were in charge.

Oops, did I just utter a hate fact again? 

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:06 | 1936018 EscapeKey
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Right, as if the Chinese won't be forced into blatant monetization.

Fix it to Gold, or forget about it.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:06 | 1936021 dereksatkinson
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This is why i'm not so gun ho about shorting the euro.  Our currency is just as screwed.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:29 | 1936118 GeneMarchbanks
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' “As long as we continue to use other people's currencies, where we do not have control over that currency, we are not going anywhere as a nation,” he said.'

Tell Greece that. Better yet, tell Merkel.


Fri, 12/02/2011 - 00:46 | 1937366 FEDbuster
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Does it really matter which paper you use?  Single ply vs. two ply


Fri, 12/02/2011 - 05:12 | 1937673 Sokhmate
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3-ply works best for me.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:08 | 1936025 DormRoom
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It hasn't ended well for the  last two countries (Libya & Syria) that sided against the Bank of International Settlement.  NATO no fly zone over Zimb next year

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:08 | 1936029 Mike2756
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Might as well, China owns Zimbabwe.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 16:09 | 1936034 Manthong
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You have to admit though, it is a challenge to determine which financial system of the two is least immoral and corrupt.

Thu, 12/01/2011 - 19:01 | 1936653 eaglefalcon
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the chinese won't be happy with the decsion.  they wanted to blow their pile o dollars as fast as they, but zimbabwe wants to get paid in yuan instead

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