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  •  Someone will make a buttload of money (1+ / 0-)
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    ..if and when the Euro ceases to exist.

    How much of the troubles in Europe can be attributed to our too smart for anyone's good Wall Street Wunderkinder and their new and improved derivative casino, anyway?

    The concept was folly, but it was pushed over the edge from this side of the Atlantic - no?

    Going to church doesn't make you a "Christian" any more than standing in a parking lot makes you a "Car"

    by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Mon May 28, 2012 at 07:53:02 PM PDT

    •  yes... who is leveraging destruction? (1+ / 0-)
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      and why.... how many different vultures are swarming for different reasons and what are they pushing for and why. Who does destroying the Euro zone benefit ultimately? There is no grand plan overall... just a lot of overlapping interests and strategies.

      There is a combination of more short term players who can turn currency manipulation and other games into a windfall under ideal conditions. So there is a combination of those who are frantically working to shore up things enough to protect what they cannot get rid of or minimize their exposure and or spread/socialize any looming or potential losses... along with them are those working in the other direction who will benefit from picking up the pieces or the failure of others via derivatives or more indirect playing with the outcomes.... which they are actively pushing... with the advantage that they can predict what protective countermeasures will be taken at each step and be ready for them. The joke is that all these so called "risk takers" have walled themselves in with insurance against failure via derivatives etc. and that only guarantees a bigger failure later. All a game of musical chairs betting on who is left without one when the music stops... and not really caring about the bigger picture or the harm it does to ordinary people.

      And beyond that are long term strategy players linked to world level powers... and that is just a handful of players

      Or just two besides the Euro zone patchwork... The USA with the current de-facto world currency, wary of what was apparently the more immediate rival.. the Euro... and China looking towards the day that its currency could take over that position and garner the benefits and power of that advantage... and sidelining the Euro in this "contest" to be the dominant currency is naturally in China's interest... and all the giant banks and investment entities are just happy to go whatever way leads to the biggest payoff... and will side with whichever or whatever the Wall street and world investor class herd currently favors... a very fickle crowd who have very shallow loyalties besides the bottom line...

      Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

      by IreGyre on Tue May 29, 2012 at 02:02:31 AM PDT

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      •  Geez (0+ / 0-)

        Take off the tinfoil hat, dude.

        That thinking isn't allowed.

        Elucidation is illegal, Didn't you get the "No-fly" memo?

        I'm sleeping tonight with  a dagger on-hand.

        Double-edged Sharpie.

        I find it both amusing and pathetic.

        I can't find anyone with the werewithal to knight me with my "SecondComing" original screen-name, 23000 and something..
        And now I may have to "blog" on killing an insane kid who has already tried to murder me twice now.

        I have the sexy ass scars and the pumping artery stories and the wrestled scar from the punk's gun.

        When finally I gut him as a Amerikun . DailyKos and the World Wide Wolfy moment won't give me any cover. I should off him betwixt posts. With a '38 derringer.

        You tell me.

        What the hell do you do with the nutcases? One of them damn near killed me. In the chest. Arterial spurt and all. He's back. I'm not a Plutocrat.

        They'll arrest you for farting in the queen's general direction.

        In America? There will be blood.  


        Imagine. Odds are - math and polls and human experience notwithstanding..

        You figure it out.

        I might have to go all "war" on the sonofabitch and breath easy since it was "battle" and not murder.

        I'm gonna kill the fucker.


        Going to church religiously on Sunday doesn't make you a "Christian" any more than standing in a WalMart parking lot on Saturday afternoon makes you a Hot-Rod '57 Bel Air. With a blower.

        by Anthony Page aka SecondComing on Tue May 29, 2012 at 03:42:30 AM PDT

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