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(BBC)   IMF says the eurozone crisis puts us in the "danger zone," or "just the tip" of a broader global economic crisis   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-01-24 03:24:28 PM  
images4.cpcache.com
 
2012-01-24 03:26:07 PM  
UNLEASH THE HOGS OF WAR!
 
2012-01-24 03:26:46 PM  
Came for Kenny Loggins. Satisfied. Flipping a U-turn on this highway, leaving the Danger Zone. Have a nice day!
 
2012-01-24 03:29:57 PM  
This thread is AMAAAAAZZZING!
 
2012-01-24 03:35:22 PM  
Everyone in this thread is a racist
 
2012-01-24 03:38:37 PM  

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Everyone in this thread is a racist


That is so not irie mon!
 
2012-01-24 03:43:11 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-01-24 03:43:26 PM  

BSABSVR: This thread is AMAAAAAZZZING!


It's like my brain's a tree and you're those little cookie elves.
 
2012-01-24 03:43:56 PM  
Every other person on this thread IS KENNY LOGGINS
 
2012-01-24 03:46:00 PM  

AKTurkey: bastian_74: Please Watch This (new window) if you want to understand what a growth economy really means.

Anyone who believes you can have infinite exponential growth on a finite planet is either a madman or an economist.

Please Watch This (new window) if you don't want to understand what a growth economy really means.


You are like the Pele of anal. retentiveness.
 
2012-01-24 03:47:03 PM  
hey, IMF why are you whining about this? Just take care of it or the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.
 
2012-01-24 03:51:06 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

Your ego's writing cheques your body can't cash.
 
2012-01-24 03:53:38 PM  
In 1992 everyone called me a troglodytic throwback because I opposed world globalism.

Well, let's see what we have here: Greece is a nation of about 10 million with a GDP of $12,000 per capita; logically, there is no way a country that size could borrow $1.5 trillion, it works out to something like $300,000 for every wage earner in the nation. But if they could do it, no skin off my nose.

But if the economy DID collapse, why would that affect Amerika? Fewer than 1 million Greeks live in the USA, even if 1 in 100 (high guess) had substantial investments in the Old Country, that would hurt a few thousand people at most.

Yet Greece is on the ropes, it might well pull down Italy, Portugal and Spain are likely to be next and then who knows?

World Globalism is like a bunch of men all chained together in the water: If one drowns, he pulls down all the rest.
 
2012-01-24 03:54:57 PM  
www.vincev.com
Perhaps play a little game called "just the tip". Just for a second, just to see how it feels.
 
2012-01-24 03:55:10 PM  
That's unbelievable.
 
2012-01-24 03:58:36 PM  

StrikitRich: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Your ego's writing cheques your body can't cash.


I'm pretty sure he actually said that in American.

Checks.
 
2012-01-24 04:07:23 PM  
Did you watch Regis this morning?
 
2012-01-24 04:07:23 PM  

olddinosaur: But if the economy DID collapse, why would that affect Amerika?


Because we are so interconnected that if one bank fails, it can take down another three banks. And those three banks can take down another 10 banks. And those 10 banks can take down another 50, etc etc.

Its like chaining a bunch of people together. Then chaining a cannonball to one of their legs and throwing that guy overboard into the ocean. He's going to take everyone else with him.

Hence the joys of globalization.

However, the only way to end the whole ponzi scheme is to let exactly this happen. Only when the dead weight is cleared out will the system be able to be healthy again.

They aren't too big to fail. They are too big to save.
 
2012-01-24 04:16:51 PM  

Goodfella: .

Hence the joys of globalization.

However, the only way to end the whole ponzi scheme is to let exactly this happen. Only when the dead weight is cleared out will the system be able to be healthy again.

They aren't too big to fail. They are too big to save.


When that happened in the USSR, they had an overfat bureaucracy eating them out of house and home, a big Army which was too expensive to sustain, and they had just gotten finished with a 10 year disastrous war in Afghanistan.

The government let the whole country collapse rather than downsize.

I am fairly well convinced, the USSA will go the same route as the USSR, and with comparable hardship.

\\\ You may be right however; we may be too far gone to save.
 
2012-01-24 04:19:23 PM  
Luckily all of our economic woes are Obama's fault and are independent of the global crisis. As soon he's out of office, the U.S. economy will be awesome, regardless of the rest of the world.

/ i know because a guy on tv said so.
 
2012-01-24 04:19:55 PM  
You opposed it yet keep voting in Republican corporate shills that allow banks to roam free. How ironic is that?
 
2012-01-24 04:21:11 PM  

Goodfella: They aren't too big to fail. They are too big to save.


Russia's currency failed after the Cold War. Brazil and Indonesia were in free-fall. (new window) And the world somehow kept on turning.
 
2012-01-24 04:23:36 PM  

Nadie_AZ: James!: Nadie_AZ: Why can't we just take the bankers out around behind the woodshed and stick them in the wood chipper?

Why would you have the wood chipper behind the woodshed? Wouldn't you want it in a shed of it's own to prevent rust? Why would you want to go to the back of the woodshed to use it? It's not like you're going to be chipping wood from that shed, you'd be doing branches and bankers and whatnot. The woodshed would be used for firewood.

What I'm saying is that your plan makes no sense.

I've seen the error of my ways. Let's put it in the woodshed.


NO, you fool! If you put the woodchipper in the woodshed, you're just going to build up a pile chipped wood, bankers, and Armani suits inside your woodshed. Even worse, the gore will certainly add moisture to the wood already stored in the shed, making for a long, cold, smokey winter as you try to burn that blood and gore soaked wood.

What you need is some sort of advanced shed technology specifically for wood chippers and chipped banker piles.
 
2012-01-24 04:34:43 PM  
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-01-24 04:35:59 PM  
I'm Free!!!
 
2012-01-24 04:37:01 PM  

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: hey, IMF why are you whining about this? Just take care of it or the secretary will disavow any knowledge of your actions.


Came for the MI reference. At least there's one.
 
2012-01-24 04:38:01 PM  

chechcal: Nadie_AZ: James!: Nadie_AZ: Why can't we just take the bankers out around behind the woodshed and stick them in the wood chipper?

Why would you have the wood chipper behind the woodshed? Wouldn't you want it in a shed of it's own to prevent rust? Why would you want to go to the back of the woodshed to use it? It's not like you're going to be chipping wood from that shed, you'd be doing branches and bankers and whatnot. The woodshed would be used for firewood.

What I'm saying is that your plan makes no sense.

I've seen the error of my ways. Let's put it in the woodshed.

NO, you fool! If you put the woodchipper in the woodshed, you're just going to build up a pile chipped wood, bankers, and Armani suits inside your woodshed. Even worse, the gore will certainly add moisture to the wood already stored in the shed, making for a long, cold, smokey winter as you try to burn that blood and gore soaked wood.

What you need is some sort of advanced shed technology specifically for wood chippers and chipped banker piles.


Maybe you can cut a hole into the side of the shed so that when you throw stuff into the woodchipper, all the chipped wood, bankers, and Armani suits could be diverted outside.
 
2012-01-24 04:39:40 PM  
International Man Fu*kers starring Tom Cruise
 
2012-01-24 04:40:51 PM  

Jerseysteve22: chechcal: Nadie_AZ: James!: Nadie_AZ: Why can't we just take the bankers out around behind the woodshed and stick them in the wood chipper?

Why would you have the wood chipper behind the woodshed? Wouldn't you want it in a shed of it's own to prevent rust? Why would you want to go to the back of the woodshed to use it? It's not like you're going to be chipping wood from that shed, you'd be doing branches and bankers and whatnot. The woodshed would be used for firewood.

What I'm saying is that your plan makes no sense.

I've seen the error of my ways. Let's put it in the woodshed.

NO, you fool! If you put the woodchipper in the woodshed, you're just going to build up a pile chipped wood, bankers, and Armani suits inside your woodshed. Even worse, the gore will certainly add moisture to the wood already stored in the shed, making for a long, cold, smokey winter as you try to burn that blood and gore soaked wood.

What you need is some sort of advanced shed technology specifically for wood chippers and chipped banker piles.

Maybe you can cut a hole into the side of the shed so that when you throw stuff into the woodchipper, all the chipped wood, bankers, and Armani suits could be diverted outside.


No one understands the real problem. Wood chippers chip wood. Wood is firm, and stiff. If gets ground into chips. Bankers however, are soft and filled with tendons and ligaments that stretch. Bankers are going to gum up the wood chipper something fierce. And Armani suits? Don't kid yourself about quality. They are just as easily ripped as off the rack suits. But the problem is they rip lengthwise and then get tangled in the grinder. So, what I'm saying is that if you absolutely have to risk gumming up a chipper with a banker, take his suit off first.
 
2012-01-24 04:46:20 PM  

I_C_Weener: Jerseysteve22: chechcal: Nadie_AZ: James!: Nadie_AZ: Why can't we just take the bankers out around behind the woodshed and stick them in the wood chipper?

Why would you have the wood chipper behind the woodshed? Wouldn't you want it in a shed of it's own to prevent rust? Why would you want to go to the back of the woodshed to use it? It's not like you're going to be chipping wood from that shed, you'd be doing branches and bankers and whatnot. The woodshed would be used for firewood.

What I'm saying is that your plan makes no sense.

I've seen the error of my ways. Let's put it in the woodshed.

NO, you fool! If you put the woodchipper in the woodshed, you're just going to build up a pile chipped wood, bankers, and Armani suits inside your woodshed. Even worse, the gore will certainly add moisture to the wood already stored in the shed, making for a long, cold, smokey winter as you try to burn that blood and gore soaked wood.

What you need is some sort of advanced shed technology specifically for wood chippers and chipped banker piles.

Maybe you can cut a hole into the side of the shed so that when you throw stuff into the woodchipper, all the chipped wood, bankers, and Armani suits could be diverted outside.

No one understands the real problem. Wood chippers chip wood. Wood is firm, and stiff. If gets ground into chips. Bankers however, are soft and filled with tendons and ligaments that stretch. Bankers are going to gum up the wood chipper something fierce. And Armani suits? Don't kid yourself about quality. They are just as easily ripped as off the rack suits. But the problem is they rip lengthwise and then get tangled in the grinder. So, what I'm saying is that if you absolutely have to risk gumming up a chipper with a banker, take his suit off first.


Already have that covered: you make sure the bankers are frozen solid before putting them in the chipper.
 
2012-01-24 04:49:02 PM  

chechcal: I_C_Weener: Jerseysteve22: chechcal: Nadie_AZ: James!: Nadie_AZ: Why can't we just take the bankers out around behind the woodshed and stick them in the wood chipper?

Why would you have the wood chipper behind the woodshed? Wouldn't you want it in a shed of it's own to prevent rust? Why would you want to go to the back of the woodshed to use it? It's not like you're going to be chipping wood from that shed, you'd be doing branches and bankers and whatnot. The woodshed would be used for firewood.

What I'm saying is that your plan makes no sense.

I've seen the error of my ways. Let's put it in the woodshed.

NO, you fool! If you put the woodchipper in the woodshed, you're just going to build up a pile chipped wood, bankers, and Armani suits inside your woodshed. Even worse, the gore will certainly add moisture to the wood already stored in the shed, making for a long, cold, smokey winter as you try to burn that blood and gore soaked wood.

What you need is some sort of advanced shed technology specifically for wood chippers and chipped banker piles.

Maybe you can cut a hole into the side of the shed so that when you throw stuff into the woodchipper, all the chipped wood, bankers, and Armani suits could be diverted outside.

No one understands the real problem. Wood chippers chip wood. Wood is firm, and stiff. If gets ground into chips. Bankers however, are soft and filled with tendons and ligaments that stretch. Bankers are going to gum up the wood chipper something fierce. And Armani suits? Don't kid yourself about quality. They are just as easily ripped as off the rack suits. But the problem is they rip lengthwise and then get tangled in the grinder. So, what I'm saying is that if you absolutely have to risk gumming up a chipper with a banker, take his suit off first.

Already have that covered: you make sure the bankers are frozen solid before putting them in the chipper.


Ok. That would work. Fark is so damn helpful.
 
2012-01-24 05:26:54 PM  
Man, all this worry over the global economy takes my breath away.
 
2012-01-24 05:32:25 PM  
RAAAMPAAAGE!!!
 
2012-01-24 05:33:41 PM  
SPLOOSH!
 
2012-01-24 05:49:58 PM  

Nadie_AZ: James!: Nadie_AZ: Why can't we just take the bankers out around behind the woodshed and stick them in the wood chipper?

Why would you have the wood chipper behind the woodshed? Wouldn't you want it in a shed of it's own to prevent rust? Why would you want to go to the back of the woodshed to use it? It's not like you're going to be chipping wood from that shed, you'd be doing branches and bankers and whatnot. The woodshed would be used for firewood.

What I'm saying is that your plan makes no sense.

I've seen the error of my ways. Let's put it in the woodshed.


Let's put Steve Buscemi in it first.

static6.businessinsider.com
 
2012-01-24 05:56:34 PM  

BSABSVR: This thread is AMAAAAAZZZING!


AYUUUP!
 
2012-01-24 06:24:03 PM  
To sum up the article, and every other article since 2008 about the financial crisis:

We'll be needing more of your money.
 
2012-01-24 06:25:52 PM  

olddinosaur: Goodfella: .

in the USSR, they had an overfat bureaucracy eating them out


Phrasing, mother!
 
2012-01-24 06:27:11 PM  
Send Mr. Jim Phelps on the case.

/Or Ethan Hunt.
 
2012-01-24 06:53:17 PM  
Wait does Canada even have a spy agency? Why? It's Canada.
 
2012-01-24 07:05:18 PM  
Highway to the danger zone still under construction with long, winding detours.

World-wide cost still waiting on the individual states of danger to pay construction crews to get it ready for us to head there fast.
 
2012-01-24 07:41:46 PM  

that bosnian sniper: Man, all this worry over the global economy takes my breath away.


The EU has lost that loving feeling. Now their currency will be gone, gone, gone.
 
2012-01-24 07:49:40 PM  
Can't believe I missed a farking Archer thread.
 
2012-01-24 07:53:28 PM  

HazMatt: StrikitRich: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 400x300]

Your ego's writing cheques your body can't cash.

I'm pretty sure he actually said that in American.

Checks.


American: a language somewhat like English.
 
2012-01-24 09:39:54 PM  

Somacandra: Goodfella: They aren't too big to fail. They are too big to save.

Russia's currency failed after the Cold War. Brazil and Indonesia were in free-fall. (new window) And the world somehow kept on turning.


Exactly. Letting these insolvent banks go under is exactly what we need to do. Just like Iceland did. It is not the end of the world, but they bankers and their mouthpieces in Congress will have you believe it to keep their paper ponzi scheme going.
 
2012-01-24 10:21:08 PM  

olddinosaur: In 1992 everyone called me a troglodytic throwback because I opposed world globalism.

Well, let's see what we have here: Greece is a nation of about 10 million with a GDP of $12,000 per capita; logically, there is no way a country that size could borrow $1.5 trillion, it works out to something like $300,000 for every wage earner in the nation. But if they could do it, no skin off my nose.


I live in the EU, freemarket and all. I can purchase products from all over the EU.

So Greece has interested me for a long time, and I made an effort to figure out what Greece actually produced for export. I found, wine (not much), feta cheese made from goats milk (not a lot), feta cheese wrapped in wine leaves (not a lot), olive oil.

And that's it.

From what I can see their economy is basicly tourism (you want olive oil? Only a moron wouldn't purchase Italian.). Anyone feel like going to Greece for a vacation as the nation melts down?


They're farked, all we can hope for is that Goldman Sachs is hooked on the debt via credit default swaps. That would be the ultimate irony.
 
2012-01-24 10:40:39 PM  

olddinosaur: In 1992 everyone called me a troglodytic throwback because I opposed world globalism.

Well, let's see what we have here: Greece is a nation of about 10 million with a GDP of $12,000 per capita; logically, there is no way a country that size could borrow $1.5 trillion, it works out to something like $300,000 for every wage earner in the nation. But if they could do it, no skin off my nose.

But if the economy DID collapse, why would that affect Amerika? Fewer than 1 million Greeks live in the USA, even if 1 in 100 (high guess) had substantial investments in the Old Country, that would hurt a few thousand people at most.

Yet Greece is on the ropes, it might well pull down Italy, Portugal and Spain are likely to be next and then who knows?

World Globalism is like a bunch of men all chained together in the water: If one drowns, he pulls down all the rest.


The 'citizen of the world' liberals have been silent lately.
 
2012-01-24 10:44:00 PM  
I love you so much, farkers.
 
2012-01-25 01:43:32 AM  

Nemo's Brother:
The 'citizen of the world' liberals have been silent lately.


Thanks to your right wing banker buddies who messed up every economy they could get their greedy hands on.
 
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