Eurozone Saves Cyprus, By Grabbing 10% Of Bank Depositors Money

Of course.

I asked LauraW and DrewM for their analysis of this bold move to save the Cypriot government from bankruptcy.


That's pretty good analysis right there. DrewM noted everybody with money in a bank gets an immediate 10% haircut over the weekend (well, those with less than 100,000 euros, and no I'm not looking up that stupid symbol, they only get hammered for 6.75%) but public sector workers are shielded from any cuts to salaries or pensions). His quote "We're to the point where 'the people exist' simply to support the chosen few who selflessly devote themselves to public service."

Yup.

This blogging thing is pretty much a snap when all I do is write what other people say. Easy peasy!

UPDATE: A late Friday announcement after the markets were closed was an attempt to avoid a run on the banks. FAIL.

Course the joke's on them, the funds to pay for the levy were immediately frozen.

HAHAHA. Stupid bank runners.

Posted by: Dave In Texas at 11:34 AM



Comments

1 Quick Buy Mattress Futures.

Posted by: Buzzsaw at March 16, 2013 11:38 AM (81UWZ)

2 the president is a scoamf

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 16, 2013 11:38 AM (GVxQo)

3 OMG. What planet are we living on?

Posted by: Jumbo O'Shrimp Fitzpatrick award winning commenter at March 16, 2013 11:38 AM (DGIjM)

4 DROOM

Posted by: CAC at March 16, 2013 11:38 AM (e4QeN)

5
We're all Cypriots now

Posted by: Baracus Obamacus at March 16, 2013 11:40 AM (NFVkx)

6 So, just straight theft. No weaseling around with "taxes" or "penalties", just "I can take your money and I'm going to."

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at March 16, 2013 11:40 AM (GEICT)

7
Awesome.

Lesson learned folks. I need to tell the wife the savings account we have for our rainy day fund is just the Government's money.
We might as well spend it now and use credit for the rainy day fund going forward.
Punishing savers once again.

Posted by: tsrblke at March 16, 2013 11:40 AM (GaqMa)

8 Are they grabbing 10% of your personal debt also and letting you write that off?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2013 11:41 AM (9Bj8R)

9 Coming soonto a 401K account near you.

Posted by: Cicero Kid at March 16, 2013 11:41 AM (UrENZ)

10 Content. It's what's for breakfast, brunch, whatever.

Posted by: garrett at March 16, 2013 11:41 AM (2UEEm)

11
You cons worry too much. Look, this is an "up-front, one-off" deal. A politician said so. Nobody but a bunch of knuckleheads would rush to pull their money out of those banks when there are currently no plans to do this "up-front, one-off" thing in the future.

Currnetly. No. Plans.

Posted by: spongeworthy at March 16, 2013 11:42 AM (r5w1L)

12
Who needs a 401K, really?
Serious, isn't a 301K enough, you guys?

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at March 16, 2013 11:43 AM (2UEEm)

13 not the first, nor the last time

sign of the times

Posted by: panzernashorn at March 16, 2013 11:43 AM (MhA4j)

14
I wish I knew how to handle all this, but I don't. I have money. I also have debts. My guess is, if they start confiscating money, they're not also going to forgive debts.

Is it time to pay everything off? If not now, when?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2013 11:43 AM (TOk1P)

15 Cyprus will demand to return to Knights of St. John the Hospitaler control in 3, 2, ...

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 11:44 AM (4FmhF)

16 This blogging thing is pretty much a snap when all I do is write what other people say. Easy peasy!



Award winning analysis!

Posted by: Joejm65 at March 16, 2013 11:44 AM (B8S2R)

17 Cyprus? Never heard of it. Move along.

Posted by: Hider of inconvenient truth at March 16, 2013 11:45 AM (CypDC)

18 I have to make a major purchase. Should I use stock money or saved money? I'm guessing stock money, because it could be worth less by next month.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 16, 2013 11:45 AM (+bZOu)

19 I wish I knew how to handle all this, but I don't. I have money. I also have debts. My guess is, if they start confiscating money, they're not also going to forgive debts.

Is it time to pay everything off? If not now, when? Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2013 11:43 AM (TOk1P)
Once the money is tied up in assets I imagine they'll start coming for the assets next. You could pretty easily do it by imposing a heavy penalty for conversion of those assets back to cash.(Obviously a barter based under-economy could spring up, but how do you trade part of your car, or your house?)What I suspect will happen is an increase in bankruptcy (which comes with it's own problems of course.)

Posted by: tsrblke at March 16, 2013 11:45 AM (GaqMa)

20 If you like your money, You can keep some of it, maybe

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2013 11:45 AM (9Bj8R)

21 Once I get rid of guns I can do shit like this too! Happy days.

Posted by: President For Life Obama at March 16, 2013 11:46 AM (+GpbP)

22 Here to help. You're welcome!

Posted by: Government at March 16, 2013 11:46 AM (AWmfW)

23
As a smart man once said:

Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end.
But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

Posted by: Lurking Canuck at March 16, 2013 11:47 AM (UASjW)

24 Stock or savings, due to QE Part XVI it will all be worth less.

The Democrats in Congress would love, actually they have talked of it, to 'manage' everyone's 401k savings for them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 11:47 AM (4FmhF)

25 If it happens here, the TGF will tell us "It should have been 15%, but those damn republicans wouldn't give me bipartisan support. I had to settle for 10%. I guess no more tours of the WH for youse guys. Michelle can walk around in her skivvies again"

Posted by: Bruce at March 16, 2013 11:47 AM (OnnN5)

26 I have to make a major purchase. Should I use stock money or saved money? I'm guessing stock money, because it could be worth less by next month.Posted by: USS Diversity at March 16, 2013 11:45 AM (+bZOu)That's going to be a personal question based on risk tolerance. You don't realize any losses in the market until you actually pull out.So it could be worth less next month or it could be worth more. Frankly the market isn't reflecting anything based in reality anymore so trying to predict it's movement based on the crappy economy is a futile endeavor.

Posted by: tsrblke at March 16, 2013 11:47 AM (GaqMa)

27 Looks like the smartinvestors went into real estate, commodities, land,Hummels -- anything but assets with an account balance to be ripped off.

Posted by: Die Trying at March 16, 2013 11:48 AM (w7J/R)

28 No problem. It's a tax.

Posted by: Chief Justice John Roberts at March 16, 2013 11:49 AM (Vdpqr)

29 Award winning writing what other people say.

Posted by: Boone at March 16, 2013 11:50 AM (tIyK2)

30
See why the libs are so desperate to take away our guns. The people in Cypress can do some damage, but being largely unarmed, can't really resist.

Try that here, and watch as people lay siege to government offices, and officials and bureaucrats start coming down with bad cases of death, due to anger and gunshots, but mostly gunshots.

Let them take away our 'weapons of war' and they'll be stealing our retirement and bank accounts in 2years.

These fuckers are scared, and they should be.

Posted by: blindside at March 16, 2013 11:50 AM (ajjwb)

31

Michelle can walk around in her skivvies again


Shit, that's all they have to do to stop the tours, no "cancellation" needed. Word of some lumbering shaved wookie in her underwear will keep the people away like nobody's business.

I also denounce myself.

Posted by: imp at March 16, 2013 11:51 AM (t2wY2)

32 Once I get rid of guns I can do shit like this too!

Why wait? What's anyone in Indiana going to do to him if their local bank in Indiana sends them a letter telling them their balance went down 10% overnight? They're gonna go to their bank, not DC.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 11:51 AM (hO8IJ)

33 Coming soon to a 401K account near you.

I agree that the writing is on the wall. But bank accounts contain cash, which can just be shifted from one ledger entry to another, and wah-la, solvency!

But 401Ks contain equity assets and bonds, things that won't be spendable by the government without being sold first, possibly clobbering their value. So what would be the likely mechanics of a massive 401K siezure?

Posted by: Hider of inconvenient truth at March 16, 2013 11:52 AM (CypDC)

34 An old-fashioned run on the banks is a fun response.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 11:52 AM (64rcm)

35 barefoot

Posted by: Rule #2 at March 16, 2013 11:52 AM (CypDC)

36 This....is bad.

Posted by: Eaton Cox at March 16, 2013 11:52 AM (+wxCD)

37 Actually, it's just a political problem.

Posted by: Chief Justice John Roberts at March 16, 2013 11:53 AM (Vdpqr)

38 I'm smarter than the whole European Community.

Posted by: Joey B. at March 16, 2013 11:53 AM (+GpbP)

39 But 401Ks contain equity assets and bonds, things
that won't be spendable by the government without being sold first,
possibly clobbering their value. So what would be the likely mechanics
of a massive 401K siezure?


Posted by: Hider of inconvenient truth at March 16, 2013 11:52 AM (CypDC)

Pure fraud.

Posted by: Jon Corzine at March 16, 2013 11:53 AM (AWmfW)

40 Market will get an extra dose of "fun" next week.

Dow 15,000?

Posted by: Eaton Cox at March 16, 2013 11:53 AM (+wxCD)

41 The mechanics of a 401k mass seizure? Look to Argentina. They did that. The ones who did not guard their savings lost it all. The sudden infusion of cash papered over Argentina's problems for a few years. But here they are looking to start a war with England over the Falklands for oil and to distract the people from the looming crunch.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 11:54 AM (4FmhF)

42 Wait, is this the same Cyprus that's been a Greco-Turkish warzone for a generation or two?

I'm going to need more popcorn over here.

Posted by: Pope Cavil I, Cylon Catholic Church at March 16, 2013 11:54 AM (mbxHg)

43 But 401Ks contain equity assets and bonds, things that won't be spendable by the government without being sold first, possibly clobbering their value. So what would be the likely mechanics of a massive 401K siezure?
Posted by: Hider of inconvenient truth at March 16, 2013 11:52 AM (CypDC)
Simpliest method would be to tax the gains in the 401k and require people to pay it come tax time.As a bonus most people wouldn't be able to, and would likely have to take money from their 401k to do it, which would trigger another tax.Of course that only takes some money. To take it all they'dhave to nationalize it.

Posted by: tsrblke at March 16, 2013 11:54 AM (GaqMa)

44 Is it time to pay everything off? If not now, when?

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2013 11:43 AM (TOk1P)
A little off topic, since you are not "prepping for the end times," but
I never really get it when people say, "I prepared for the collapse of society by this, this, that, this and PAYING OFF MY DEBTS."I always think,
Hey, society just collapsed. Who the fuck is going collect on debts denominated in useless fucking paper currency?And if we have the alternate scenario of merely some runaway inflation, hey guess what happens to debts that aren't adjustable rate?




Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at March 16, 2013 11:54 AM (Q9qpj)

45
Eaton Cox

THAT'S how you win BOTY.

Posted by: USS Diversity at March 16, 2013 11:54 AM (+bZOu)

46 When is that coming here? Although i think they'll hit retirement accounts first. All that sweet, sweet cash just laying there. Being hoarded by the rich nonetheless.

Fairness, ya know.

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 11:55 AM (sqp6o)

47 no I'm not looking up that stupid symbol

PC: With NumLock on, Alt+0128 on the numeric keypad.

Mac: Option+Shift+2

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 11:56 AM (sdi6R)

48 15
Cyprus will demand to return to Knights of St. John the Hospitaler control in 3, 2, ...


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 11:44 AM (4FmhF)
They'd probably settle for the Venetians, the Venetians were horrible.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at March 16, 2013 11:56 AM (Q9qpj)

49 At 10%, mattress futures is a good call, but at 15% I'd short the mattresses and take a look at growth potential in Ryder trucks.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at March 16, 2013 11:56 AM (Vdpqr)

50 When in Cyprus do as the Cyprussians

Posted by: eggs benedict at March 16, 2013 11:56 AM (FpBe1)

51 There's a lot that's going to happen before we're Cyprus.

Not that we're not on the road there, just that we aren't factually there yet.

I'd also point out that Greeks, Cypriots, Italians, and Portuguese aren't exactly known for their work ethic or their thrift. They've been having a party for a long time...its just that now the bill has come due.

I'd like to thi

Posted by: Sean Bannion at March 16, 2013 11:57 AM (mvwZL)

52 It's true, seized hard assets are really difficult to dispose of.

Posted by: Henry VIII at March 16, 2013 11:58 AM (Q9qpj)

53 Man, I wish I had gotten into the EU scam at the very beginning. They create this well paid bureaucracy that ignores referedums. The commies got into it.

Posted by: waldo truth at March 16, 2013 11:58 AM (fDUde)

54 Thinking outload about 401K seizures. If govt seizes, hasn't itlargely nationalized US industry?

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at March 16, 2013 11:59 AM (Vdpqr)

55 Inflation would have accomplished the same purpose and been easier to slip by the serfs. For example, January CPI in the U.S. was .7, or 8.4% annualized, but did anyone notice?

Cyprus and the Euros really need to follow my lead.

Posted by: President For Life Obama at March 16, 2013 11:59 AM (+GpbP)

56 If they get away with this, Obama will try it here.

Guaranfuckingteed

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 16, 2013 11:59 AM (mNCbk)

57 His quote "We're to the point where 'the people exist' simply to support the chosen few who selflessly devote themselves to public service."

That's a pretty succinct definition of feudalism.

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 11:59 AM (sdi6R)

58 "We're to the point where 'the people exist' simply to support the chosen few who selflessly devote themselves to public service."

Gosh that sounds familiar. At least California has California girls. Surfs up.

Posted by: angel with a sword at March 16, 2013 12:00 PM (3RiPs)

59 33.

They would convert the assets inside you account.... forcing ypu to take any haircut in cash value..... THEN take their percentage of the original assessed value.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2013 12:00 PM (9MmIU)

60 Here's a little something that may have escaped notice: WSJ reported several days ago that, as part of the scandal over LIBOR, western governments are looking into the method by which traders fix the daily price of gold.

The government was in charge of the price of gold another time. Which way do you think the price of gold will go, under government control?

See, they don't have to come to the door and take it. There are other ways.

Posted by: comatus at March 16, 2013 12:00 PM (qaVK+)

61 46
When is that coming here? Although i think they'll hit retirement
accounts first. All that sweet, sweet cash just laying there. Being
hoarded by the rich nonetheless.



Fairness, ya know.

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 11:55 AM (sqp6o)
'member me?

Posted by: Chrysler Bondholder at March 16, 2013 12:00 PM (AWmfW)

62 Somebody redact this Before Bammy see's it...

Posted by: Clemenza at March 16, 2013 12:00 PM (bZxBF)

63 401ks are racist!

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at March 16, 2013 12:00 PM (ZPrif)

64 Lead and land (preferably with a reliable water source) are going to be very hot commodities.

Posted by: steveegg at March 16, 2013 12:01 PM (o44nj)

65 Here is your 401k statement. Also known by the technical term -- Obama's Stash.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at March 16, 2013 12:01 PM (ZPrif)

66 Some clever brokerage needs to start a fund devoted to manufacturers of rope, tar, feathers, and boiling oil.

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 16, 2013 12:01 PM (mNCbk)

67 401ks are racist!

More specifically, they are "privilege".

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at March 16, 2013 12:02 PM (QTHTd)

68 PC: With NumLock on, Alt+0128 on the numeric keypad.

Too much work. In the comment box, click on the omega and then click on the €. Then say three Hail Pixys.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 12:03 PM (hO8IJ)

69 >>Posted by: Chrysler Bondholder at March 16, 2013 12:00 PM (AWmfW) <<

The canary in the coal mine.

Posted by: steveegg at March 16, 2013 12:03 PM (o44nj)

70 Um, "out loud" There goes the award.

Posted by: The Poster Formerly Known as Mr. Barky at March 16, 2013 12:03 PM (Vdpqr)

71 40 acres and a mule, bitch!

Posted by: ObamaPhone Lady at March 16, 2013 12:03 PM (ZPrif)

72 From 2008 on my hypothetical blog about the Democrats salivating over the 401k monies. -
http://tinyurl.com/a4onmkw

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:04 PM (4FmhF)

73 Shoot I posted on the wrong thread.

PugMahon, are you here at the St Paddys Day Parade? Do you see me? You can't miss me. I'm the one wearing green

*waves*

Posted by: L, elle at March 16, 2013 12:05 PM (VbTKR)

74 EU is finally following my advice, I see.

Posted by: Willie Sutton at March 16, 2013 12:05 PM (ZPrif)

75 @ 41: The mechanics of a 401k mass seizure? Look to Argentina.

Anna, you understand the essence of the matter exactly.

Thread winner.

Posted by: Doc Rochester at March 16, 2013 12:06 PM (ngVVt)

76 Four pages of comments at Ticker Forum now.

http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=218812

It's started. If this doesn't trigger bank runs, I don't know what would.

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 12:06 PM (sdi6R)

77 "We're to the point where 'the people exist' simply to support the
chosen few who selflessly devote themselves to public service."


Groomsman, you may bring in the fourth horse.

Posted by: The Third Horseman of The Apocalypse at March 16, 2013 12:07 PM (vbh31)

78 Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 12:03 PM (hO8IJ)

And there's no ampersand.

I see a conspiracy.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 16, 2013 12:08 PM (3Mkrp)

79 ‡This is kind of fun‡

Guess I'm going to go take myself out to lunch, since there's no point in saving my paycheck.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 12:09 PM (hO8IJ)

80 St. Paddies day Parade on TV here in NYC area- The announcers have great accents

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2013 12:11 PM (9Bj8R)

81 £££

€€€



hehehe

Posted by: fixerupper at March 16, 2013 12:12 PM (9MmIU)

82 Regarding 401k, I'm thinking they freeze the allocations in your accounts, except to allow you to sell equities, but no new buying of stocks allowed. New contributions must go into Treasury debt only. Then tax any equities in your account to put a big drain on holding them. This is the boiling frog approach - LIVs won't see it coming.

Think of all the proposals for gun bans: a combination of purchase bans, taxes, grandfathering which expires in a short time, and the narrative that approved alternatives are good enough: 2-barrel shotguns, scissors, and vomit.

Posted by: Rule #2 at March 16, 2013 12:12 PM (CypDC)

83 This is hysterical.

Back in the old days the kings used to go shake down the Jews whenever they needed money for a war or marrying off a princess or something.

Now the IMF has - with probably greater justification - decided to shake down the Russian oligarchs. Here, Mr Suspicious Billionaire, we can do business exactly the same way you do.

Now, sure, this is throwing out the baby with the bath water, they're grabbing from everybody. But it's still kinda funny.


Posted by: JEM at March 16, 2013 12:12 PM (o+SC1)

84
BI is the source?

I don't believe a word Business Insider reports.

Posted by: soothsayer, of the Righteous & Harmonious Fists at March 16, 2013 12:13 PM (/eLjI)

85 Late to the party. I see the theft in Argentina has already been noted. They simply took all the real assets and replaced them with government bonds, which were worthless.

This IS on the democrat agenda, for "fairness".

Why should those that saved and didn't spend their money like drunken sailors, get to spend their money now? What about the poor sailors, what are they going to do.

Nothing ever changes, the Grasshopper and the Ant.


http://tinyurl.com/55x577


Racist fucking ants!

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 16, 2013 12:14 PM (wR+pz)

86 We're from the government and we're here to help take your shit.

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 16, 2013 12:14 PM (mNCbk)

87 Hello! Anyone consider that I'm here to expedite the government's cut of your earthly possessions once you "buy the farm"?

Posted by: Death Panel at March 16, 2013 12:14 PM (0/zfR)

88 Are we supposed to enjoy this part of the collapse, too?

Posted by: Eaton Cox at March 16, 2013 12:14 PM (+wxCD)

89 Bulgaria's new interim prime minister said on Saturday he would not initiate any move to impose EU sanctions on Hezbollah, even though the country had implicated the Shiite movement in a bombing at a Black Sea resort that killed five Israelis and a local bus driver.

Marin Raikov did not give a reason for his decision - but it will likely be seen as a concession to Bulgarian opposition groups, who have argued the country could open itself up to more attacks if it takes the lead in blacklisting Hezbollah.

Yeah that'll teach the terrorist bastards? The EU appeasers then and appeasers now.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2013 12:14 PM (9Bj8R)

90 ...and to the (bankrupt insurance company) ("republic" struck) for which it stands...

Posted by: New Pledge at March 16, 2013 12:15 PM (Qpxek)

91

So we can make Euro symbols, but not ampersands.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 16, 2013 12:16 PM (K6v5e)

92 56
If they get away with this, Obama will try it here.

King O will say "This tax will only apply to the rich 1%"

/the rich 1% includes anyone who has any money of any amount in any savings institution.

Posted by: shibumi at March 16, 2013 12:16 PM (z63Tr)

93 Cruz and Sarah rockin' CPAC.

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:16 PM (sqp6o)

94 88
Are we supposed to enjoy this part of the collapse, too?


The rope and lamp posts part might be kinda fun.

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 16, 2013 12:16 PM (mNCbk)

95 It's started. If this doesn't trigger bank runs, I don't know what would.

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 12:06 PM (sdi6R)

Yeah , this looks out of control.

Posted by: Temper Tantrum at March 16, 2013 12:16 PM (AWmfW)

96 I see alot of red hair in the St. Paddies Day Parade. I'm a sucker for red hair

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 16, 2013 12:17 PM (9Bj8R)

97 55 This.

Posted by: Socratease at March 16, 2013 12:17 PM (HOr90)

98 Soothsayer, it's real. Via The Telegraph - http://bit.ly/XQrNTz

Posted by: steveegg at March 16, 2013 12:17 PM (o44nj)

99 At least they learned to do stuff like this late on a Friday afternoon, which is when I like to dump bad news on the paying customers too. It gives everybody a couple of days to cool off before the screaming starts.

Posted by: President For Life Obama at March 16, 2013 12:17 PM (+GpbP)

100 Cruz and Sarah rockin' CPAC.

Journolisters sputtering the c-word like macacques with Tourettes.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 12:17 PM (hO8IJ)

101 Hey PurpAv, could you check out what I put in the "Draft" category? Did I do it right? What do you think?

Posted by: chemjeff at March 16, 2013 12:18 PM (BBWjt)

102 Are we allowed to call this confiscation an ass-raping?
Or is that homophobic -- implying there's something abnormal, unpleasant, and disgusting about getting freaky in the squeaky. Or that squeaker violation is somehow worse than cooter violation.

I want to make sure my expressions of outrage aren't heteronormative.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at March 16, 2013 12:18 PM (ZPrif)

103 BusinessInsider does suck, but the report is true.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at March 16, 2013 12:19 PM (ZPrif)

104 From the Telegraph article: the Cypriot government has also agreed to
increase its corporation tax rate by 2.5 percentage points to 12.5pc in
order to raise revenues.

Sweet Anubis' flea collar....12.5%. That's less than a third of the US rate.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 12:19 PM (hO8IJ)

105 Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 12:17 PM (hO8IJ)

Guaranteed. Especially after her 'background check' dig on TFG.

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:19 PM (sqp6o)

106 It's not confiscation, it's con-fun-scation!

Posted by: Grumpy Cat at March 16, 2013 12:20 PM (j3uk1)

107 What is this savings account and money in the bank thingy your talking about?

Posted by: Big Ben at March 16, 2013 12:20 PM (NgMDS)

108 Just got back from the grocery store. All set for corned beef,cabbage, soda bread, potatoes, beer. When I pointed out to my wife that we bought 9.5 pounds of beef for just the two of us, she blanched. Laying the groundwork to snag extra leftovers...

Posted by: Lincolntf at March 16, 2013 12:20 PM (ZshNr)

109 Teh Sarah on Cspan now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:21 PM (piMMO)

110 Easily DiT's best written post.

Posted by: Award Winning Blog Commentator Beefy Meatball at March 16, 2013 12:21 PM (i7B17)

111 What is this savings account and money in the bank thingy your talking about?


***

I was too embarrassed to raise my hand.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:21 PM (piMMO)

112 only 10%?
Should have taken more. That cash won't be there to take a second bite.

Funny thing about taking Other People's Money

Posted by: dodging bullets in Chicago at March 16, 2013 12:22 PM (EBa8G)

113 Go long on wheelbarrow futures.

Weimar, here we come!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2013 12:22 PM (XkWWK)

114
okay, well, in that case...


gaymarriragegaymarriagegaymarriage...

(priorities, you know)

Posted by: soothsayer, of the Righteous & Harmonious Fists at March 16, 2013 12:22 PM (E7Qlq)

115 So I guess that fucker on Fox News that is always selling GOLD, is right.

Physical GOLD, he says, he wants to hold it!

Me too.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 16, 2013 12:22 PM (wR+pz)

116 Did I do it right? What do you think?

Ordered HTML lists...impressive. Looks OK.

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 16, 2013 12:22 PM (mNCbk)

117 >>So we can make Euro symbols, but not ampersands.

Some people can still make them. Only 10% have been seized.

Hey, if we started using the euro symbol in place of an ampersand, it would really confuse people. Even more than our normal comments do!

Posted by: Mama AJ at March 16, 2013 12:23 PM (SUKHu)

118 Palin still has the charm. Rousing speech at CPAC. On C-Span now.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:23 PM (piMMO)

119 Top ECB official Joerg Assmussen

We're living in a Dan Brown novel.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 16, 2013 12:23 PM (K6v5e)

120 No ampersands? That sucks blows amp; bites.

Posted by: steveegg at March 16, 2013 12:23 PM (o44nj)

121 Is this asset seizure Patient #1: the first person infected?

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 12:24 PM (64rcm)

122 Since we are past the 100 comment mark, perhaps AlextheChick might like these boots.
http://en.bijin-snap.com/2013/03/17/no-890/page/10/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:24 PM (4FmhF)

123

The plank in their eye: the world's imminent financial collapse.


The imaginary splinter in our eye: gaymarriage, racism, gun violence, fossil fuels.


Priorities, you know..

Posted by: soothsayer, of the Righteous & Harmonious Fists at March 16, 2013 12:24 PM (/eLjI)

124 &&&&&&&&&&&&&&& &&&&&&&&&& &&&&&&& &&&&&&&&&

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:25 PM (piMMO)

125 What is important is that all the govt. employees adied a wage and pension cut. That will be a major relief to all the depositors. I'll be happy to when it happens here. After all it is only fair.

Posted by: Steve Roberts at March 16, 2013 12:25 PM (oG53/)

126 We're living in a Dan Brown novel.

I'm thinking more Dante Alighieri...

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 16, 2013 12:25 PM (mNCbk)

127 Palin made a joke about having a "rack".


A gun rack, but folks are hooting and hollering.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:25 PM (piMMO)

128 If we are lucky its only Dante. We might be in Kafka story.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:26 PM (4FmhF)

129 A gun rack, but folks are hooting and hollering.

A whole bunch of dead white fymynysts just clutched their pearls and looked for their smelling salts.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 12:26 PM (hO8IJ)

130 Ya'll trying to break the blog? Or did it just buggy for me?

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:27 PM (sqp6o)

131 & another thing!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 16, 2013 12:27 PM (GVxQo)

132 Heather Radish we can hope they fainted away when they found under Obamacare, smelling salts are no longer authorized.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:27 PM (4FmhF)

133 Palin made a joke about having a "rack".


A gun rack, but folks are hooting and hollering.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:25 PM (piMMO)


She is hitting Obama where it hurts. And the "Big Gulp" she pulled out was a nice touch too

Posted by: Ma Bell at March 16, 2013 12:27 PM (uVuwp)

134

J.J., I'm a old Tv show buff and I saw your mention of Malachi Throne.

He was indeed in a lot of stuff.

Posted by: soothsayer, of the Righteous & Harmonious Fists at March 16, 2013 12:27 PM (E7Qlq)

135 Interesting coverage at Zero Hedge. People... not happy.

Posted by: shibumi at March 16, 2013 12:28 PM (z63Tr)

136 Yes Sarah, you got the rack.

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:28 PM (sqp6o)

137 A whole bunch of dead white fymynysts just clutched their pearls and looked for their smelling salts.

***

No doubt!

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:28 PM (piMMO)

138 Until now I have been trying to be measured, but this is not going to end well. Amazing how many recent historical lessons ignored to fail this way again. Next up: laws to keep ' the rich' from moving. And finally the wall, raked dirt barriers to keep people in, and lots of bullets.

Oh shit on that last bit. And MRAPS. We are fucked.

Posted by: Beagle at March 16, 2013 12:28 PM (Qpxek)

139

okay, chillun

time for the gym

Posted by: soothsayer, of the Righteous & Harmonious Fists at March 16, 2013 12:28 PM (/eLjI)

140 Fkn Big Gulp. lol.

Posted by: Infidel at March 16, 2013 12:29 PM (gqEUi)

141 Sounds like the EU ruling class are playing up the Russian mob angle. So it sounds like they are screwing over criminals and not the average person.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at March 16, 2013 12:29 PM (ZPrif)

142 She is hitting Obama where it hurts. And the "Big Gulp" she pulled out was a nice touch too

***

This is not polite applause I am hearing. It is enthusiastic.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:29 PM (piMMO)

143 Malachi Throne? Oh wait. Star Trek. Episode is Court-Martial. The aliens of Talos IV created a doppelganger of him as Spock hijacked Enterprise to get Pike to Talos IV.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:29 PM (4FmhF)

144 Jack Lew casts an envious gaze towards Nicosia.

Posted by: Grumpy Cat at March 16, 2013 12:30 PM (j3uk1)

145 Amazing how many recent historical lessons ignored to fail this way again.

I'm thinking those lessons were incorporated into the game plan. "This worked pretty good in Italy...love this move by Stalin..." etc.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 12:30 PM (hO8IJ)

146 This is Keynesian economics taken to its logical conclusion: if you proles won't spend your money to reflate the economy, we'll do it for you.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 16, 2013 12:31 PM (/i3Yt)

147 This is pretty much what ZeroHedge lives for.

It's like if Skull & Bones, the Illuminati and the Lizard People all showed up on Alex Jones' front porch simultaneously.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at March 16, 2013 12:31 PM (ZPrif)

148 First the 401K. What's next?

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at March 16, 2013 12:31 PM (n8LUb)

149 @122

Wait, kiddy pron at AoSHQ? Next Japanese girls trying to get out of windows with big tits?

Remember that from a few years ago? Can't find it on internets now

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 16, 2013 12:31 PM (wR+pz)

150 I still don't see anything about this on Drudge.

The really important news stories often go unnoticed...at first.

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 12:32 PM (sdi6R)

151 Fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap

Posted by: Marxists, Socialists, and Progressives at March 16, 2013 12:32 PM (Q9qpj)

152 149 @122

Wait, kiddy pron at AoSHQ? Next Japanese girls trying to get out of windows with big tits?

Remember that from a few years ago? Can't find it on internets now
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 16, 2013 12:31 PM (wR+pz)


A window with big tits?

Only in Japan.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 12:33 PM (64rcm)

153 148
First the 401K. What's next?

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at March 16, 2013 12:31 PM (n8LUb)

You really need BOTH your kidneys? Hording all those organs for nothing?

Posted by: Obamacare at March 16, 2013 12:33 PM (AWmfW)

154 Next Japanese girls trying to get out of windows with big tits?

Remember that from a few years ago? Can't find it on internets now
Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 16, 2013 12:31 PM (wR+pz)
what?

Posted by: CAC at March 16, 2013 12:33 PM (e4QeN)

155 I think Palin just told Rove "Fuck off"

Posted by: Ma Bell at March 16, 2013 12:33 PM (uVuwp)

156 "Malachi Throne? Oh wait."

When I first moved to LA I got invited to a party, and he was there. I was too shy at the time to talk to him.

Wish I had.

That was my first experience of being close to someone I had seen on TV.

Posted by: HH at March 16, 2013 12:33 PM (XXwdv)

157 There's more about Cypress here (includes links to WSJ):
http://preview.tinyurl.com/bmklfom

Posted by: Death Panel at March 16, 2013 12:34 PM (0/zfR)

158 155 I think Palin just told Rove "Fuck off"
Posted by: Ma Bell at March 16, 2013 12:33 PM (uVuwp)


Yep. That was F'ing sweet.

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:35 PM (sqp6o)

159 I think Palin just told Rove "Fuck off"
Posted by: Ma Bell at March 16, 2013 12:33 PM (uVuwp)


Yep. That was F'ing sweet.

****

Give themselves a discount on their own consulting fees....

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:35 PM (piMMO)

160 This is such a good idea, America will have to try it. Problems solved!

Posted by: A Dem Congressman Somewhere at March 16, 2013 12:35 PM (ndlFj)

161 Yes, I'm real and I'm fantastic.

Posted by: Sarah's Rack at March 16, 2013 12:36 PM (+GpbP)

162 Geez all I do is post a picture of a cute Japanese women with some nice boots asking AlextheChick her opinion. Next thing I know, the ecchi Morons are at full gallop chasing a phantasm with big knockers. Baka.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:36 PM (4FmhF)

163 I always liked the character actor gig.

Steady work. Not likely to end up in rehab.

Still tapped decent ass.

Good life for most of them.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 12:36 PM (64rcm)

164 @154

Few years ago a girl in Japan got caught in a window because her tits would not fit through. It was a big joke at HQ for a week or so, complete with pictures of said girl.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 16, 2013 12:38 PM (wR+pz)

165 Loving the song for her departure...

She's not just a pretty face...

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:38 PM (piMMO)

166 143 Malachi Throne? Oh wait. Star Trek. Episode is Court-Martial. The aliens of Talos IV created a doppelganger of him as Spock hijacked Enterprise to get Pike to Talos IV.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:29 PM (4FmhF)


Oh! That guy!

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 12:38 PM (64rcm)

167 Dammit. How the F are we losing.

(pretty much rhetorical)

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:38 PM (sqp6o)

168 Great. Now TFG will have the economic collapse in Europe as another excuse. Joke is on them though. They wanted us to elect a socialist/marxist here and it happened; so now we are faltering ourselves and can't bail them out.

Posted by: Palerider at March 16, 2013 12:39 PM (cQZV0)

169 Of course, if you keep your money in a US bank, then you get what you deserve when Obama comes along to "redistribute" your money to more deserving people.

Posted by: someguy at March 16, 2013 12:39 PM (8XRrT)

170
It's like if Skull & Bones, the Illuminati and the Lizard People all showed up on Alex Jones' front porch simultaneously.


Wait, that was like the party at my house last night.

Posted by: Grumpy Cat at March 16, 2013 12:39 PM (j3uk1)

171 Few years ago a girl in Japan got caught in a window because her tits would not fit through.

Yes. We rescued her.

Posted by: The Tentacles of Life at March 16, 2013 12:39 PM (vbh31)

172 Is it me, or does Palin sound like she has lost some of the nasty nasal accent that made her sound like a goober?

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 16, 2013 12:39 PM (wR+pz)

173 Crowder up.

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:39 PM (sqp6o)

174 Of course, if you keep your money in a US bank, then you get what you deserve

Where the fuck am I supposed to keep it? The grocery store won't take checks drawn on foreign banks.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™, Crankypants Extraordinaire at March 16, 2013 12:40 PM (hO8IJ)

175 When Obama and Friends seize accounts here, those whose own accounts are exempt and protected from the seizures will tell you how selfish you are for objecting

Oh, and racist teabaggers too

Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2013 12:40 PM (mCvL4)

176 Coming to a bank near you.

FDIC has stated that you only are covered for a grand total of 250k in the aggregate. So if you have over that but spread between more than one bank, you're only covered for the 250k (not that I care as I haven't seen a bank account with over 5 figures in it for over 10 years.)

They're getting ready and you should too. Don't leave any more cash in a bank than you have to. Buy hard goods that can be stored and are always in need. Don't defer purchases as things are going to start getting scarce. I waited to order some stuff from Brownells and whoops they were out of stock when I went to buy. Don't know when they'll be back in.

Don't procrastinate about stuff you know you're going to need. Get it now as it might not be around when you need it later.

This is like a tsunami is starts slow and doesn't look all that big of a deal until the wave gets bigger and bigger and doesn't stop.

Oh and get out of your 401k's as they'll be the first thing they steal.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 16, 2013 12:40 PM (Kpn/z)

177 68
PC: With NumLock on, Alt+0128 on the numeric keypad.


Too much work. I'd have to go to the store for a keyboard with a number pad and a numlock button.



Posted by: A Romp of Otters at March 16, 2013 12:40 PM (9ZAcB)

178 You mother%$^%$$#$#s.

*grasps the valve and begins to shut it*

Oh, well it's just those fucking Russians that have money in those banks. Fuck them.

*keeps turning the valve*

What do we need the Russians for, and besides, they are all crooks? Can't have those layabout Greeks have to give up their pensions and actually work at a job past age 54.

*keeps turning*

We'll fund our little ponzi scheme with Russian cash. Yeah, fuck the Russians.

*the valve is shut*

Enjoy winter, you stupid fucking Krauts. Oh wait, you can just fire up your nuclear power plants. That's right, you panicked and decommissioned them. Sucks to be you. dasvidaniya. Ivan, out.




Posted by: Lineman on the Yamal-Europe Gas Pipeline, next November at March 16, 2013 12:41 PM (Q9qpj)

179 Crowder up.
Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:39 PM (sqp6o)
Pass.

Posted by: CAC at March 16, 2013 12:41 PM (e4QeN)

180 Is it me, or does Palin sound like she has lost some of the nasty nasal accent that made her sound like a goober?

***

She's speaking into the mic rather than trying to be heard across the entire room. I think, despite being Governor, she might not have had a lot of experience in front of a mic.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at March 16, 2013 12:41 PM (piMMO)

181 Oh shit, Phylis S is STILL alive? Get the hook.

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 16, 2013 12:42 PM (wR+pz)

182 Zero Hedge put up this helpful video, by way of explanation of the banking system to Cypriot depositors:

http://cart.mn/bfa1XS

Americans might want to take note.

Posted by: Jamie Dimon at March 16, 2013 12:42 PM (+GpbP)

183 *pulls out Bjo Trimble's Star Trek Concordance* My personal Memory Alpha was wrong. Not the episode 'Court martial' but the two part episode 'The Menagerie.' Malachi Throne played Commodore Jose L. Mendez.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:42 PM (4FmhF)

184 Riots might not do the trick, but a nationwide strike shutting down their economy gets their attention fast.

Posted by: kbdabear at March 16, 2013 12:42 PM (mCvL4)

185 179 Crowder up.
Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:39 PM (sqp6o)
Pass.
Posted by: CAC at March 16, 2013 12:41 PM (e4QeN)

He was just introducing Phyllis Schafly.

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:43 PM (sqp6o)

186 A Palin at CPAC post will wake up the Ewok.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 12:43 PM (64rcm)

187 "Posted by: someguy at March 16, 2013 12:39 PM (8XRrT)"

Sooo, the Caymans?

Probably not Swiss.

And definitly not those Nigerians. Heck, they keep pestering me about getting money out...

Posted by: HH at March 16, 2013 12:44 PM (XXwdv)

188 Coulda been worse - apparently they wanted 40%:

The Belfast News reports:


News
of the levy came as a shock to most people following strict assurances
from Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades that he would not accept a
deal which required depositors to share in the losses. Government
spokesman Christos Stylianides said Cypriot officials had resisted
intense pressure to accept a deposit levy of a whopping 40%.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2013 12:44 PM (0/zfR)

189 Crowder up.
--
Pass.


Ditto.

Posted by: Grumpy Cat at March 16, 2013 12:45 PM (j3uk1)

190 183 *pulls out Bjo Trimble's Star Trek Concordance* My personal Memory Alpha was wrong. Not the episode 'Court martial' but the two part episode 'The Menagerie.' Malachi Throne played Commodore Jose L. Mendez.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:42 PM (4FmhF)


We let you catch it yourself.

Nice use of old pilot footage to make two episodes on the cheap.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 12:45 PM (64rcm)

191 Going after Rove again. Good.

Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:45 PM (sqp6o)

192 eman don't feel too bad. You can see how long it took me to figure out who he was.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:46 PM (4FmhF)

193 This is like a tsunami is starts slow and doesn't look all that big of a deal until the wave gets bigger and bigger and doesn't stop.

Oh and get out of your 401k's as they'll be the first thing they steal.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 16, 2013 12:40 PM (Kpn/z)

So, what you are saying is the ammo shortage is going to spread to every fucking thing else?

Posted by: Billy Bob, pseudo intellectual at March 16, 2013 12:46 PM (wR+pz)

194
"stability levy"



Coming soon to a bank near you.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2013 12:47 PM (kdS6q)

195 134

J.J., I'm a old Tv show buff and I saw your mention of Malachi Throne.

He was indeed in a lot of stuff.

Posted by: soothsayer, of the Righteous & Harmonious Fists at March 16, 2013 12:27 PM (E7Qlq)



I would have to look it up but I believe at one point in the late 60's-ear;y 70's venerable character actor William Schallert was either a cast regular or guest star on almost every single TV show being aired.

You will remember him as Poppa from the "Patty Duke Show" as well as from Star Trek's "Tribbles" episode. He also served a term or two as the Screen Actor's Guild president. Well into his 90's now and I think he's a lefty, though not so strident.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2013 12:47 PM (XkWWK)

196
Good afternoon, you award-winning window lickers, you.

Sooo, we're slightly less screwed than Cyprus? I am greatly comforted.

SNAFU.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at March 16, 2013 12:47 PM (+z4pE)

197 Yep, when it happens here it will be very important Who You Know. Some people will be on the official Friends of Barry list and their accounts won't be touched.

It's the same in medical care. There is one town in America where I have family in top positions at the local county hospital. It's a small, crappy town which is why I don't live there. But my relatives are local bigshots.

My relatives in that town get better treatment than the average person. We get private rooms. Nurses take better care of us. Cause they know if they fuck up they're jobs are on the line.

There's the standard treatment the avg person gets based on hospital policy. And then there's the treatment that people like my relatives get.

If the town wasn't such a shithole I'd live there so I could benefit from that corruption. I know I could drop a couple names and the nurses would sharpen the fuck up. But I got no pull where I actually live.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at March 16, 2013 12:47 PM (ZPrif)

198 eman, talk about a perilous path. If they had kept Jeffrey Hunter as Pike...

So in the long run NBC telling Roddenberry 'its too cerebral' was a good move.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:47 PM (4FmhF)

199 "Lines formed at many ATMs as people scrambled to pull their money out after word that the €10 billion ($12.96 billion) rescue package Cyprus agreed with its euro-area partners and the International Monetary Fund included a one-off levy on deposits.[...]"

Never happen here

* whistles past graveyard *

Posted by: Regular Moron at March 16, 2013 12:48 PM (feFL6)

200

yeah, Malachi Throne was in Star Trek original and Star Trek Next Generation.

Posted by: soothsayer, of the Righteous & Harmonious Fists at March 16, 2013 12:48 PM (oxIUw)

201
I wonder if some of the "russian oligrchs" will express their displeasure directly to the EU bureaucrats? They have large deposits in Cypriot banks, and are going to get raped for 10%.

Maybe offer the EU bureaucrats and bankers a gift of heavy metals like lead or polonium?

Posted by: rd at March 16, 2013 12:48 PM (zLp5I)

202 He was just introducing Phyllis Schafly.
Posted by: RWC at March 16, 2013 12:43 PM (sqp6o)
He hasn't the right to share the same bathroom as she, let alone the stage.

Posted by: CAC at March 16, 2013 12:48 PM (e4QeN)

203 I'll give you until the count of one to hand over Ellie Mae.

Posted by: Boyd Crowder at March 16, 2013 12:48 PM (vbh31)

204
the "upfront, one-off" tax






Remember when I was a widows and orphans pension?

Good times. Good times...

Posted by: Social Security

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2013 12:49 PM (kdS6q)

205 I've been a good Ant/Hen. I got too much stuff to move it all out of my accounts.

That, unfortunately, is why they are going to fuck me.

I got no where to go.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the 1% at March 16, 2013 12:49 PM (wR+pz)

206 Malachi Throne played Commodore Jose L. Mendez.

Come on. He was fake. He vanished from the courtroom when those wrinkled Golden Girls from Planet Housecoat quit transmitting their mind rays. Now you're telling me he was some guy named Malachi?

Sounds like a fag.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at March 16, 2013 12:50 PM (j3uk1)

207 Hello BOA I'm sorry due to circumstances beyond our control we no longer have our mortgage or Credit car payment.

I assume you have an In with the govt of your choice and may get Your funds from them.

Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 12:51 PM (nqBYe)

208 "stability levy"

That's Andy's socialist brother.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 16, 2013 12:51 PM (K6v5e)

209 Hey eman, can you ID this book I am trying to remember. It was a sub-plot. But apparently there was a war against Switzerland because the Swiss refused to open their bank records. The Swiss were called the Gnomes.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:51 PM (4FmhF)

210 198 eman, talk about a perilous path. If they had kept Jeffrey Hunter as Pike...

So in the long run NBC telling Roddenberry 'its too cerebral' was a good move.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:47 PM (4FmhF)

Shat is your destiny.

(I threw in some Star Wars to start a fight.)

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 12:52 PM (64rcm)

211 @187

You can't send it to the Cayman's, there dollar is pegged to the US Dollar. The Swiss are NOT taking any US accounts because of the new reporting laws.

Gee, what a surprise.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the 1% at March 16, 2013 12:52 PM (wR+pz)

212 As long as he didn't play Senator Menendez or Lyle and Eric Menendez..

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2013 12:52 PM (XkWWK)

213 I hate to recommend this. I've always paid my own way and never reneged on a debt. Until 2011 when circumstances caused me to lose any ability to continue paying my debts.

I stopped. I simply did not have the money. (and I am not living high off the hog here. I cut everything I could over time since 2007 but there was no more to cut without winding up living in a shelter or on the street.

So I stopped paying the credit card debts that I had. By the end of the year I had two take me to court and get judgments but I'm so broke, I had nothing for them to take and two of the others wrote them off and canceled the debt so that I had to claim it on my income tax this year. I'm still so broke, it didn't matter so I didn't have to pay any tax on that.

If you live in certain states and have certain assets (or don't have certain assets. Do some research) it might be better to just stop paying those debts that don't directly service any secured property.

It's not something I wanted to do but if you are in a position to do so with out much at stake, it might be better to stop paying them and taking care of yourself first.

Everyone's situation is different. I recommend highly that you do deep research into what is protected from creditors and what is not and which creditors are most likely to proceed against you.

caveat debtor.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 16, 2013 12:52 PM (Kpn/z)

214 I assume if we chose not to pay 10% of our owed taxes we would be applauded by the govt weazels needing more money to keep up with pensions and bennifits?

Posted by: Cyprus taxpayer at March 16, 2013 12:52 PM (nqBYe)

215 Malachi Throne. Sounds like some kind of blinged-out toilet.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at March 16, 2013 12:52 PM (j3uk1)

216 God bless Phylis Schlafly.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at March 16, 2013 12:53 PM (53riN)

217
This arrangement notably meant the Cyprus government "avoided salary and pension cuts" for public sector workers...



Success!

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2013 12:53 PM (kdS6q)

218 Geez you kids....

Malachi Throne was one of the main actors on "It Takes a Thief".

Sheesh...

Now get off....

Posted by: HH at March 16, 2013 12:53 PM (XXwdv)

219 http://tinyurl.com/a89fqdm

Posted by: KayInMaine at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (3w4WK)

220 Isn't our own govt sniffing around peoples accounts in other countries?

Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (nqBYe)

221 ...deposit levy...

See, its just a "tax". No worries.

Posted by: @PurpAv at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (mNCbk)

222 209 Hey eman, can you ID this book I am trying to remember. It was a sub-plot. But apparently there was a war against Switzerland because the Swiss refused to open their bank records. The Swiss were called the Gnomes.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:51 PM (4FmhF)

Was it "Slant"?

The war was called the Helvetian War in the book, but I am not it was Slant.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (64rcm)

223 212 As long as he didn't play Senator Menendez

Too bad he didn't. I could get behind the senator's game.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (j3uk1)

224 So what would be the likely mechanics of a massive 401K siezure?

Call me!

Posted by: Jon Corzine at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (ZWaLo)

225 176
They're getting ready and you should too. Don't leave any more cash in a bank than you have to. Buy hard goods that can be stored and are always in need. Don't defer purchases as things are going to start getting scarce.

Don't procrastinate about stuff you know you're going to need. Get it now as it might not be around when you need it later.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 16, 2013 12:40 PM (Kpn/z)


Storable food, canned meat, water purifiers, grain mills, etc.

This seems like a good source. I've already spent quite a bit of money there, although I haven't tried to eat any of it yet:

http://www.pleasanthillgrain.com/foodpak1.aspx

While your money is still worth something, buy anything you think you'll need in the future. Take care of home repairs and/or dental work you've been putting off. Now is the time.

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (sdi6R)

226 ette, by seizing or 'taxing' these retirement funds you do know what the result is?

We will all be Oliver Twists fearfully walking up to Fagin to plead for another bowl of porridge. Porridge that was paid for with the money stolen from us.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (4FmhF)

227 Speaking of Star Trek, Comic Con or whatever it is is happening in my town right now. All TNG actors are here, along with God knows how many other sci fi minor celebs. The nerds per capita numbers will be off the chart.

It's only $30 bucks to get in. Hell, I oughta grab the GF and head over there for laughs.

Posted by: weew at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (ElfHn)

228 Ha. Suckers!!!!!

Posted by: Public Sector Workers at March 16, 2013 12:55 PM (64Buy)

229
@209

Earth by David Brin

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2013 12:55 PM (kdS6q)

230 We need this money to build the orbital defenses. Whoever holds the orbitals holds the planet. That is the terrible secret of space.

Posted by: Mark Kelly, Space Ranger at March 16, 2013 12:55 PM (3Z9LX)

231 So now we know some are just better than others. Some may not actually feel the economic devastation caused by Their representatives behavior.

where have we seen this before?

Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 12:55 PM (nqBYe)

232 Thank you for the warning, this will kill every bank. everywhere...

Posted by: Obama doesnt get my money at March 16, 2013 12:55 PM (1agxt)

233

Turkey to invade the Greek part of Cyprus in 5...4...3...2...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2013 12:56 PM (XkWWK)

234 All TNG actors are here, along with God knows how many other sci fi minor celebs. The nerds per capita numbers will be off the chart.

Hmm. Maybe I'll show up. Should be easy to grease the Captain's Log.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at March 16, 2013 12:57 PM (j3uk1)

235 All TNG actors are here,

Including puffy-faced types who were only on a couple of episodes?

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 16, 2013 12:57 PM (K6v5e)

236 Why in hell does Latvia want to join the EU?

If they are recovering on their own, the losers will bleed them dry.

Posted by: PJ at March 16, 2013 12:57 PM (ZWaLo)

237 We will all be Oliver Twists fearfully walking up to
Fagin to plead for another bowl of porridge. Porridge that was paid for
with the money stolen from us.


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:54 PM (4FmhF)

yes, Doesn't this look like a bright future for us all

Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 12:57 PM (nqBYe)

238 It's not your money!!

Posted by: govt deciders at March 16, 2013 12:58 PM (nqBYe)

239 Yes, Earth.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 12:58 PM (64rcm)

240 weew, $30 to get in. Patrick Stewart will charge $75 or $80 for his autograph. The rest of the TNG crew will charge about $30 each.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:58 PM (4FmhF)

241 Phyllis Schlaflyno longer cranks up the crowd, but she isa legend.

Just one point: she almost singlehandedly stopped the Equal Rights Amendment when it was on the verge of passage.

Posted by: Die Trying at March 16, 2013 12:58 PM (w7J/R)

242 228
Ha. Suckers!!!!!


Posted by: Public Sector Workers at March 16, 2013 12:55 PM (64Buy)

I think I would be looking for some PSW's to gain some of my 6.75% back.

Posted by: Red Shirt at March 16, 2013 12:59 PM (FIDMq)

243 Ah Earth. Thought it was a Brin novel. But had Diamond Age cluttering up the brain.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 12:59 PM (4FmhF)

244

I'd go just to see DATA and WORF.

Posted by: soothsayer, of the Righteous & Harmonious Fists at March 16, 2013 12:59 PM (NLH1M)

245 @213

Bitter, that's a bitter pill to swallow. Hope the "Hope and Change" is getting better.

I had to pay the tax on a debt my company got written off. I got three years to pay income tax on phantom income. Not too pleased about that.

My largest customer went bankrupt owing me 7+figures. Naturally, I passed my pain down the food chain. "Hope and Change"!

Posted by: Billy Bob, the 1% at March 16, 2013 01:00 PM (wR+pz)

246 TNG?

Make it not so, Number One.

Feh.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 01:00 PM (64rcm)

247 Of course, if the country goes full-blown commie, those of us who have prudently prepared will be blamed for the inevitable shortages. We will be labeled "hoarders" and "enemies of the people", and our property will be seized at gunpoint.

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 01:00 PM (sdi6R)

248 Wars and assassinations have never occurred as a result of global extortion.

Posted by: Fritz at March 16, 2013 01:00 PM (UzPAd)

249 The new normal.

Posted by: Up with people! at March 16, 2013 01:00 PM (A7Wh1)

250 I had not realized I was a part of the "rich"

I believed only the Rich would have to pay their fair share.

Posted by: working shmo at March 16, 2013 01:01 PM (nqBYe)

251 Patrick Stewart will charge $75 or $80 for his autograph

I'll leave my mark on Marina Sirtis for free.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at March 16, 2013 01:01 PM (j3uk1)

252 . We will be labeled "hoarders" and "enemies of the people", and our property will be seized at gunpoint.

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 01:00 PM (sdi6R


Oh, man have good memory.

Posted by: Zombie Mao at March 16, 2013 01:01 PM (wR+pz)

253 We will be labeled "hoarders" and "enemies of the people", and our property will be seized at gunpoint.

It's been said before, but these types see Atlas Shrugged as a how-to manual.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 16, 2013 01:01 PM (K6v5e)

254
okay, time to warm up

today, some chest and legs

Posted by: soothsayer, of the Righteous & Harmonious Fists at March 16, 2013 01:02 PM (wAng0)

255 today, some chest and legs

So, Troi and Crusher.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 16, 2013 01:02 PM (K6v5e)

256
Hmm...taking 10% of people's bank accounts. Great idea. Can I do that?
Who would stop me...

Posted by: King Clusterfuck at March 16, 2013 01:02 PM (rwujx)

257 Surfs up.
Posted by: angel with a sword at March 16, 2013 12:00 PM (3RiPs)

*******

Hate to be pedantic, but shouldn't that be spelled with an "e"?

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at March 16, 2013 01:03 PM (pLvWv)

258 Bartertown does not bug me, but I ain't wearing an orange Mohawk and a bunch of football gear with feathers all over it.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 01:03 PM (64rcm)

259 TNG was eeehhhh. Yesterday's Enterprise is about the only one I really liked.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:03 PM (4FmhF)

260 255 today, some chest and legs

So, Troi and Crusher.

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 16, 2013 01:02 PM (K6v5e)


"Jones Crusher" - Frank Zappa

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 16, 2013 01:03 PM (XkWWK)

261 In my youth I had believed those that stole from others, from a banks (robber) to a home invasion would be procescuted for social misbehavior.

Posted by: working shmo at March 16, 2013 01:04 PM (nqBYe)

262 240

Meh. Autograph shmautograph. I'd be more interested to see the chicks who can pull off good cosplay.

Posted by: weew at March 16, 2013 01:04 PM (ElfHn)

263 I wonder if there is a cheaper way to pay the pensions of public workers?

Posted by: Regular Moron at March 16, 2013 01:04 PM (feFL6)

264 @248

Wars and assassinations have never occurred as a result of global extortion.


You're right, the Weimar Republics collapse because of the Versailles treaty extortion had nothing, I tell you nothing, to do with my success and WW II.

Right.

Posted by: Zombie Hitler at March 16, 2013 01:04 PM (wR+pz)

265 All you hoarders of food don't realize I decided that anything larger than a 7 day supply will be redistributed fairly amongst your comrades, for the good of the commune. No really, I'm not bulshitting. Google it

Posted by: SCoaMF at March 16, 2013 01:05 PM (A7Wh1)

266 Jon Corzine, Secretary of Fairness.

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 01:05 PM (64rcm)

267 For weew and James Tomcat Kirk
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/1371789/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:05 PM (4FmhF)

268 Captain's Log, Stardate 2013.075: Y'all are screwed. Heh.

Posted by: Hussein Tiberius Obama at March 16, 2013 01:05 PM (vbh31)

269 € ?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 16, 2013 01:05 PM (Kpn/z)

270 I pray we don't have some in America say to Cyprus,

"anything you can do- i can do better"

Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 01:06 PM (nqBYe)

271 So is this why TFG has allowed all agencies to have access to everyone's financial records? Wanna track who is hoarding, etc.?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2013 01:06 PM (0/zfR)

272 What ever happened to subtlety?

Posted by: Teh Bernank at March 16, 2013 01:06 PM (DL2i+)

273 261
In my youth I had believed those that stole from others, from a banks
(robber) to a home invasion would be procescuted for social misbehavior.


Posted by: working shmo at March 16, 2013 01:04 PM (nqBYe)

You just need to know the right people .

Posted by: Jon Corzine at March 16, 2013 01:06 PM (AWmfW)

274 So if Cyprus citizens riot will they be considered terrorist by their govt?

Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 01:06 PM (nqBYe)

275 Hey eman, this is a crossing of the fan bases
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3316252/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:07 PM (4FmhF)

276 259 TNG was eeehhhh. Yesterday's Enterprise is about the only one I really liked.


I knew how to run a starship. Bombast and miniskirts, when I wasn't blowing up shit and pooching alien squeeze.

Then that homo Picard had to come along and make it feel like a cross between the Space Marriott and group therapy.

Fuckin' tea gargling pillow biter.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at March 16, 2013 01:07 PM (j3uk1)

277
Hmm...taking 10% of people's bank accounts. Great idea. Can I do that?
Posted by: King Clusterfuck





It can't happen here.

Posted by: Gold - 1933

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2013 01:08 PM (kdS6q)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 16, 2013 01:08 PM (Kpn/z)

279 Fuck all of this, how about the NYC St Pat's parade?


http://tinyurl.com/c4qd8f

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at March 16, 2013 01:08 PM (wR+pz)

280 You just need to know the right people .


Posted by: Jon Corzine at March 16, 2013 01:06 PM (AWmfW)

Yes life's consequences aren't what i once thought it were .
what a schumck i've been all my life

Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 01:09 PM (nqBYe)

281 as an award winning irish step dancer....i used to march each year in the san francisco st. patrick's day parade

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 16, 2013 01:09 PM (GVxQo)

282 Rather than matress futures I'd highly recommend popcorn, as it's about to get a mite warm over there. They may not be allowed to own firearms but you can bet the farm they'll be able to burn down anything they can get gas and a match on.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting for the revolution at March 16, 2013 01:09 PM (IanLz)

283 "Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2013 01:06 PM (0/zfR)"


Cash. Only use cash.

Posted by: HH at March 16, 2013 01:10 PM (XXwdv)

284 ?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 16, 2013 01:10 PM (Kpn/z)

285
" it seems 'just' to ask a contribution of all deposit-holders" to the rescue, Dijsselbloem said."

- - - -

You call that asking? That's straight-up confiscation!

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 16, 2013 01:10 PM (IDSI7)

286

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 16, 2013 01:10 PM (Kpn/z)

287 This is odd. I told you guys about Mrs VIA getting a wild hare, and started playing paintball about a month ago
Then I told you about her finally going shooting at the range, liking it and wanting to get an EBR.
Now today we are back at paintball, and about a third of the players are female.
Far above the normal ten to one ratio we normally see.
And several comments about moving up to real weapons.

Posted by: VIA, on the tiny keyboard at March 16, 2013 01:10 PM (Nkjhm)

288 ?

!

Posted by: Waterhouse at March 16, 2013 01:10 PM (K6v5e)

289 The Away Team has run into some Star Wars cosplayers.
http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3336905/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:10 PM (4FmhF)

290 The Dems are going to come for 401(k)s and the like because it's only fair that those that saved pay for those that didn't.


Things will become incredibly interesting when that happens.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 16, 2013 01:10 PM (Gk3SS)

291 Coming soon to a country near you.



sit ludos incipiunt

Posted by: toby928© drinks the sweet tea of despair at March 16, 2013 01:11 PM (QupBk)

292
219 -

I would NOT follow a blind link of yours for all the money in Cyprus.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 16, 2013 01:11 PM (TOk1P)

293 Can i have one moment of hope?

perhaps Soros had funds there?

I mean He's all For it i assume.

Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 01:11 PM (nqBYe)

294 After this "lesson," why would anyone keep money in a bank in Italy, Ireland, Spain, Portugal or any Eurozone country for that matter? This theft should cause a Eurozone bank run if people behave rationally.

Posted by: lawdvd at March 16, 2013 01:12 PM (enhDu)

295 btw -- Obama has officially scrapped missile defense in Europe. Remember how he said he'd have more "flexibility" after the election? Putin wanted it scrapped and Obama gave Medvedev the "flexibility" promise?

Yeah, Obama's anti-Nork missile shield is coming at the expense of the Europe missile shield.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21812161

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at March 16, 2013 01:12 PM (ZPrif)

296
The Dems are going to come for 401(k)s and the like because it's only fair that those that saved pay for those that didn't.






"unique social security stability levy"

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at March 16, 2013 01:12 PM (kdS6q)

297 Word is the financial collapse is supposed to be global and synchronized. Europe is long gone, and the U.S. is taking longer than expected. When we "laggards" are finally kaput, then the announcement will come. Hence, George Soreass's "managed decline of the dollar."

Posted by: RushBabe at March 16, 2013 01:13 PM (tQHzJ)

298 So i guess being wiped out from the last 5 years might now have a benefit.

i have nothing left to steal unless they want the roof we're under.

Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 01:13 PM (nqBYe)

299 Hmm...taking 10% of people's bank accounts. Great idea. Can I do that?

Scare them into early withdrawal on their 401Ks.

Posted by: toby928© drinks the sweet tea of despair at March 16, 2013 01:13 PM (QupBk)

300 "Things will become incredibly interesting when that happens."

They have to outlaw guns and implement domestic drones first.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2013 01:13 PM (0/zfR)

301 401ks are where white people keep the money they are saving for the oppressed "people of color" that they've enslaved and discriminated against for 400 years.

Thank you white people!

Posted by: Where's my Obamaphone? at March 16, 2013 01:14 PM (ZPrif)

302 Flatbush, remember all the experts said it would be years before North Korea could be a real threat. Gaylord Focker said we could improve our missile defense before it was needed. Well looks like time has run out and Gaylord Focker's ABM knickers are well and truly about his ankles.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:14 PM (4FmhF)

303 Trial ballon to see if Cypriots hand their traitor politicians. That is the test here.

Posted by: Ook? at March 16, 2013 01:14 PM (OQpzc)

304 They have to outlaw guns and implement domestic drones first.

Right on it. As soon as I'm done fingering Harvey Milk's bullet wounds. It's like a power pill.

Posted by: Dianne Feinstein at March 16, 2013 01:15 PM (j3uk1)

305 Hey AlextheChick, do you like these boots?
http://en.bijin-snap.com/2013/03/17/no-890/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:15 PM (4FmhF)

306 It's about time the Cypriots felt a garden variety pimp hand from the EU.

Posted by: SE Cupp's Incredible Shrinking Brain at March 16, 2013 01:15 PM (Cs2tJ)

307 Yep, interesting that removing guns from military vets is a top priority. 'Cause they've all got PSTD and stuff, amIright DiFi?

Posted by: Lizzy at March 16, 2013 01:17 PM (0/zfR)

308 Fuckin' tea gargling pillow biter.
Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at March 16, 2013 01:07 PM (j3uk1)

Couldn't a said it better.

Bravo!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at March 16, 2013 01:17 PM (Kpn/z)

309
Well, tonight should be interesting: St. Patrick's Day is tomorrow and Comic Con is being held right down the street from where I'll be playing with the Infidels tonight.

It's green aliens, all the way down.

Last time we had a sci-fi convention down here, one actor whose name escapes me (from the original ST) sat in with us on vocals.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit at March 16, 2013 01:17 PM (+z4pE)

310 remember all the experts said it would be years before North Korea could be a real threat.

IIRC, you're a smart military person. How far advanced do you suppose the Norks guidance systems are? Cause I'm thinking the overpressure on a 6kt nuke has got to be a direct hit to be very effective. Otherwise it's just a decent size hole in a cornfield.

Posted by: Regular Moron at March 16, 2013 01:17 PM (feFL6)

311 298
i have nothing left to steal unless they want the roof we're under.
Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 01:13 PM (nqBYe)


See "Dr. Zhivago" and "We the Living".

Yes, they do want that.

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 01:17 PM (sdi6R)

312 The Away Team has run into some Star Wars cosplayers.

Heh. I ran into a family of four in star trek uniforms at a renaissance fair once. Walked right up to them and asked "Transporter accident?"

They were quite pleased that someone had finally gotten the joke.

Posted by: Methos at March 16, 2013 01:18 PM (hO9ad)

313 More NYC St Pat's Parade. It's fucking snowing up there, bless their hearts.


http://tinyurl.com/czkjmue

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at March 16, 2013 01:19 PM (wR+pz)

314 If this isn't a time for Cypriots to take the law into their own hands, then they never will. Lampposts in Nicosia cry out for decoration.

Posted by: Grumpy Cat at March 16, 2013 01:19 PM (j3uk1)

315 everyone should read we the living

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 16, 2013 01:19 PM (GVxQo)

316
I can make it illegal to own gold, with a stroke of my pen. FDR did it, so I can too.
Who would stop me...

Posted by: King Clusterfuck at March 16, 2013 01:19 PM (rwujx)

317 Pillow-biter is heteronormative!
I'm outrageously outraged.
I am butthurt with outrage.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at March 16, 2013 01:19 PM (ZPrif)

318 Look folks we were kind about this, We are just keeping our countries most important citizens in the style they've become accustomed to.
Why should they suffer at all, Don't they do important tasks for You?


We left you money , quit whining!

Posted by: betters at March 16, 2013 01:19 PM (nqBYe)

319 Suddenly the Norks are important? Can you say squirrel?

Posted by: Ook? at March 16, 2013 01:19 PM (OQpzc)

320 okay, gonna try something new... hang on

Posted by: chemjeff at March 16, 2013 01:19 PM (BBWjt)

321 And you thought you owned your 401(k)!

Ha! You f**ked up, you trusted me.

Posted by: Uncle Sam at March 16, 2013 01:19 PM (w7J/R)

322 Hey AlextheChick, do you like these boots?
http://en.bijin-snap.com/2013/03/17/no-890/


Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:15 PM (4FmhF)



I do indeed!



Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 16, 2013 01:20 PM (Gk3SS)

323 okay, gonna try something new... hang on

Should I hold your beer?

Posted by: toby928© drinks the sweet tea of despair at March 16, 2013 01:20 PM (QupBk)

324 And we lost to THIS five months ago?

Doom indeed.

Posted by: Foghorn Leghorn at March 16, 2013 01:20 PM (n8LUb)

325 Yes, they do want that.

Posted by: rickl at March 16, 2013 01:17 PM (sdi6R)

uhm yes, they can certainly commander my things for the greater welfare.
perhaps they will leave my family a bedroom to live in, and a hot plate.

Posted by: betters at March 16, 2013 01:20 PM (nqBYe)

326 Aha! So the Cypriot government has increased the value of bank deposits from 100% to 90%. What a bold move. This is -so- much easier than fixing the myriad socialist problems that plague that country like rats....and hey, if it works, they can increase the value of bank deposits by another ten percent...and each time they do, it will always go from 100% to 90%. That bit of delicious math is bilked baked into the pie!

And oh yeah....Advantage: Turks.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 16, 2013 01:21 PM (0IhFx)

327 Serfs in Spaaaaaaaace!

Posted by: eman at March 16, 2013 01:21 PM (64rcm)

328 nude post

Posted by: Red Shirt at March 16, 2013 01:22 PM (FIDMq)

329 Somewhere needs a revolution.

Posted by: Stateless Infidel at March 16, 2013 01:23 PM (AC0lD)

330 Methos if I went to the St. Patrick's Day parade today I would probably see the local Star Trek fans in attendance. Be easy to spot them because the mini-van is painted like a Starfleet shuttle.

Regular Moron, there are various ways for a missile to go wrong. Explodes on launch - glowing Norks. Goes off target and hits the PRC - glowing Norks. Breaks up in flight and contaminates Japan or Hawai'i - glowing Norks. Could detonate up in the atmosphere just before reaching the West Coast, then EMP and glowing Norks. Or it could actually hit and fail to detonate - glowing Norks. Or it could hit and detonate - glowing Norks.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:23 PM (4FmhF)

331 And oh yeah....Advantage: Turks.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 16, 2013 01:21 PM (0IhFx)



Be a terrible pity if that border dispute flared up again. I mean, it's not like any government would have try to SQUIRREL it's populace or anything.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Totes waiting until after March Madness. at March 16, 2013 01:23 PM (Gk3SS)

332 So you think when Barry bombs Iran it will kick off the fucking end?

He said this week he had less than a year before something would have to be done.

I take that as a warning. Get your shit together.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at March 16, 2013 01:24 PM (wR+pz)

333 And oh yeah....Advantage: Turks.


Posted by: Sticky Wicket at March 16, 2013 01:21 PM (0IhFx)

Bring it.

Posted by: An Incredibly Pissed Off Gurkha at March 16, 2013 01:25 PM (Cs2tJ)

334 i have nothing left to steal unless they want the roof we're under.
Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 01:13 PM (nqBYe)



Excuse me ma'am, I just need to take some roof measurements. You know, for the census. Yeah, that's right, the census. Won't take but a couple minutes of your time.


Okay- load 'er up Charlie!

Posted by: Acme Roof Repossessor Co. at March 16, 2013 01:25 PM (pLvWv)

335 I've said this before, but it bears repeating: members of public unions and welfare leeches have been told for three generations that anyone who has assets is greedy, and that those goods rightfully belong to the underclass whom it was 'stolen' from. When the government is economically or politically unable to take from the haves to give to the have-nots, the have-nots will be cutting out the middleman of government, and coming to your house to 'take back their stuff'.
Be prepared.

Posted by: Vashta Nerada at March 16, 2013 01:26 PM (/i3Yt)

336 Classic scene from Dr. Zhivago. Omar Sharif finally manages to get home to Moscow to see his wife and family. Walks into what he knew as his house. And stops to stare. In the name of fairness, about 8 other families have moved into the house and there is an informer there to make sure everyone likes living huddled together.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:28 PM (4FmhF)

337 NYC is amazing shit WNBC live feed is great, see my link @313.

Great day to rob someone in the city, every fucking cop is in the parade.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at March 16, 2013 01:28 PM (wR+pz)

338 Glad you like those boots AlextheChick. Proper kickers and stompers.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:29 PM (4FmhF)

339 Anna there are various ways for a missile to go wrong.

Yeah, I know the odds of them actually getting it halfway across the planet and hitting the target with any sort of accuracy are somewhere between zero and ziltch. IIRC, the USSR during the Cold War discovered their systems were off by something like eight miles. But they still had enough mega tonnage to do damage.

Posted by: Regular Moron at March 16, 2013 01:29 PM (feFL6)

340 I didn't know that every county in Ireland has a banner and band in the parade.

It is snowing like hell, bless their hearts again.

Posted by: Billy Bob, the guy who drinks in SC at March 16, 2013 01:30 PM (wR+pz)

341 http://www.cosplay.com/photo/3328896/

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:30 PM (4FmhF)

342 closing my accounts, right now...

Posted by: that 10% is mine at March 16, 2013 01:31 PM (1agxt)

343 @209 The novel with Swiss Bankers causing WW-III was "Earth" by David Brin.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 16, 2013 01:34 PM (u82oZ)

344 EU to Cyprus - "All Your Money Are Belong to Us"

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at March 16, 2013 01:35 PM (4FmhF)

345 Pillow-biter is heteronormative!
I'm outrageously outraged


You're outraged? How do you think I felt after I frenched that hawt sorcerer chick Sylvia on Pyris VII, only to see her true alien form in the end? I had my tongue down the throat of something that looked like green shrimp with lampshade tassels. I was so pissed off, afterwards I nailed every woman officer between decks 2 and 6 for the next three weeks.

Good times.

Posted by: James Tiberius Kirk at March 16, 2013 01:37 PM (j3uk1)

346 Can i have one moment of hope?

perhaps Soros had funds there?

I mean He's all For it i assume.
Posted by: ette at March 16, 2013 01:11 PM (nqBYe)------Ninja, please. He doubtless knew this was coming long ago, if he didn't help engineer it. The chances he got his nads hammered is, at most, zero.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at March 16, 2013 01:41 PM (IDSI7)

347 So people that buy processed food and can't cook anything that doesn't come in a box will somehow know what to do with beans, rice and wheat? I've been on Prep lists where people talk about how unlikely it is that thieves would know what to do with bulk foods.

CBS morning had one of those discussions about the number of "hungry" people in America and the lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We've created a generation that doesn't know how to cook or budget, households trying to make it on a single income (because it's okay to be a single mom) and it is supposed to surprise us that they can't eat like foodies?

(And if you're one of those folks that can't cook, take a trip over to Hillbilly Housewife: http://tinyurl.com/djo6f )

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 16, 2013 01:44 PM (Lqy/e)

348 Collecting celebrity autographs is pointless. It's a freaking autograph.

Paying for a celebrity autograph is nothing less than a stupidity tax.

Posted by: Kensington at March 16, 2013 01:46 PM (uaEZS)

349
It's called Plunder. Bastiat talked about it in "The Law".

(free in places that have free e-books, like Amazon)

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at March 16, 2013 01:49 PM (TcQWW)

350 Way late on this one, but 3 guesses who got the heads up to withdraw cash earlier, the first 2 don't count.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 16, 2013 01:52 PM (IY7Ir)

351 Wow. that's scary. Shit just got realer.

California next.

Posted by: eleven at March 16, 2013 02:04 PM (fsLdt)

352 "Course the joke's on them, the funds to pay for the levy were immediately frozen.

HAHAHA. Stupid bank runners."
Still a smart idea to bail and deposit your funds someplace else. When they take the first 10%, it's just the FIRST 10%.

Posted by: Phelps at March 16, 2013 02:06 PM (YXJIq)

353 It was stupid to do it this way. They are supposed to do it slowly by debasing the currency and eating the cash away with inflation.

You know, like Obama does.

Posted by: Phelps at March 16, 2013 02:07 PM (YXJIq)

354 All the non-savers are like "so what? take your lumps!'

Another divide and conquer strategy.

Posted by: sexypig at March 16, 2013 02:21 PM (dZQh7)

355 chemjeff, you is apposed to say "hold my beer".

anna puma, that scene from Zhivago tells it all, doesn't it?

Posted by: Dave in Texas at March 16, 2013 02:29 PM (pUqSw)

356 Well, in America they are already doing this slow motion:

Inflation: 2%
CD bank rate: 1%

You lose 1% a year, and I assume compound interest works in reverse too.

Posted by: sexypig at March 16, 2013 02:42 PM (dZQh7)

357 Haven't read the whole comment thread...

The 401K confiscation model is already out there. Gubbmint will "liquidate" the account and use the proceeds to "fund" a government-managed "account" for you. (That is 100% invested in special gubbmint bonds.) All under the guise of protecting you from the evil stock market.

The accounts will strongly resemble Social Security in that there really is no account. It'll be gubbmint money and they'll give back what they feel like giving you.

Posted by: Another Bob at March 16, 2013 03:01 PM (RJMcc)

358 It could never happen here!

Posted by: Typical Effing Moonbat at March 16, 2013 03:07 PM (FsUAO)

359 The powers that be in Europe are testing the waters. If all hell doesn't break loose in Cyprus, this will be the template going forward.

Posted by: Ernie McCracken at March 16, 2013 03:14 PM (ZETiK)

360 You folks are overreacting. The government didn't confiscate 10% of bank deposits. They converted 10% of bank deposits into stock in the bankrupt banks.

Now that I've explained it to you, please go on about your business. Nothing to see here. Move along. And, as always, shut up.

Posted by: Obnoxious A-hole at March 16, 2013 03:54 PM (31Nrp)

361 @358. I take it that Cyprus does have a Second Amendment.

Posted by: Golfman at March 16, 2013 03:59 PM (bcbU+)

362 All the 401k account comments scare the SHIT out of me.

Posted by: joe dagostino at March 16, 2013 04:31 PM (hlZx/)

363 Sometimes a mattress is indeed the best storage place for your money.

{^_-}

Posted by: JD at March 16, 2013 04:53 PM (OJLug)

364 This kind of thing makes me want to dig a basement the size of a high school gym and fill it with ammo. I think ammo will hold its value better than stocks in the coming years.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 16, 2013 05:27 PM (8T0N0)

365 And if the government comes for it you can say you practice a lot and really did cap off twenty million rounds last year.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 16, 2013 05:28 PM (8T0N0)

366 If the Cypriots don't murder every one of their government officials on Monday, then they deserve to have their money stolen from them.

Posted by: someguy at March 16, 2013 06:07 PM (8XRrT)

367 We can only hope there are massive riots and killing of government officials over this. If there isn't, our government will be tempted to do the same thing. Obama already knows (thanks to the Roberts court) that if it is considered a tax, he can get by with it.

Posted by: bocephus at March 16, 2013 06:43 PM (3Crtn)

368 Except the Cypriots in charge can say their hands have been tied by the EU. Obama wouldn't have that excuse.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 16, 2013 06:46 PM (8T0N0)

369 Hmm mattress or jars in the yard? Better have a decent yard though because all the 'assault weapons' will be competing for room.

Posted by: SamIam at March 16, 2013 07:57 PM (S09w5)

370 In Europe, bank robs you!

Posted by: Yakov Smirnoff at March 16, 2013 10:15 PM (HOr90)

371 The absolutely batshit craziest thing about all this is lefty Euro opinion blaming "the bankers" for having "done this" or having "caused this mess."

A representative comment from Guardian UK (had to hold my breath to stop the gag reflex while in there): "The people now have to pay for the mistakes of the idiot bankers who bankrupted the country by buying Greek debt."

It is un freaking believable how lying Commie fuckfaces can smack someone in the face with a sock full of shit, and have them draw the conclusion that the weather is shitty today.

Posted by: NYC Parent at March 16, 2013 10:42 PM (KjoRj)

372 They'd ram this through here tomorrow also if they thought they could survive the blowback.

Guarantee you - they do it here, the people responsible best run for the hills ahead of the mob.

Posted by: Trump at March 16, 2013 11:31 PM (F8Lnm)

373 330 /snippage

Regular Moron, there are various ways for a missile to go wrong. Explodes on launch - glowing Norks. Goes off target and hits the PRC - glowing Norks. Breaks up in flight and contaminates Japan or Hawai'i - glowing Norks. Could detonate up in the atmosphere just before reaching the West Coast, then EMP and glowing Norks. Or it could actually hit and fail to detonate - glowing Norks. Or it could hit and detonate - glowing Norks.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD)Ahhhh, one or two mistakes and possiblythey glow from self incineration, but it will not be from return strikes as the Chinese would not like their puppet in chief to cause harm totheir client state, no matter what they did to anyone else...

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting for the revolution at March 16, 2013 11:39 PM (IanLz)

374 310: What you need to know is: what the CEP (sometimes called Circle of Equal Probability) of the Nork misslies is and what the 5 PSI overpressure radius is for an air burst of whatever yield the Nork warhead is.

If the CEP is large and the 5 PSI radius is "small", then pretty useless against military targets but could do some significant damage to civilian targets. LA is pretty spread out, but San Francisco and Seattle are much denser packed.

Posted by: ManeiNeko at March 17, 2013 12:51 AM (TiE76)

375 There will probably be a run on the banks in the European crap countries on Monday. Savers in Spain, Italy, Portugal, Greece and maybe France will correctly deduce that any future bailouts will result in a confiscation of their money, so they will either put it in the mattress or wire it to Switzerland, UK or "safe" Euro banks in Germany, Austria or Finland. Even though it is too late for the Cypriots (at least for now, we're only at round one), there will be bank runs there when they reopen on Tuesday. What rational person wouldn't take all their money out at that point? The only way for the government of Cyprus to stop it will be to impose capital controls, which I think would violate their Euro treaty obligations and therefore would constitute a de facto withdrawal from the Eurozone. And then we can start counting the days until Europeans begin burning their cities and eating each other.

Posted by: NealK at March 17, 2013 12:52 AM (5dW+Y)

376 missiles. sticky keyboard.

Posted by: ManeiNeko at March 17, 2013 12:52 AM (TiE76)

377 Hmmm.

To think that just yesterday I discovered the .pdf version (available free, online) of John Ross' book "Unintended Consequences".

www.zjstech.net/~ddixson/Unintended_Consequences.pdf

Serendipity. Meaningful Coincidence. Synchronicity.

In the book, Government is ultimately forced to step back from tyranny after freedom-loving citizens turn guerilla and start sniping at the "enforcers". Of course, it's just a book. Here in real life, can We-The-People still reverse OUR slide into tyranny?

Posted by: A_Nonny_Mouse at March 17, 2013 04:51 AM (VxSUN)

378 Think Cyprus can't happen here?

It already did.


Posted by: W.C. Varones at March 17, 2013 11:52 AM (QMAPJ)

379 Link: t.co/YNMqrfwXHK

Posted by: W.C. Varones at March 17, 2013 11:52 AM (QMAPJ)

380 378 Think Cyprus can't happen here?

It already did.
___________________

Exactly. Bernanke and the Fed have been screwing U.S. savers over for years now.

Posted by: Horrified Observer at March 17, 2013 01:18 PM (/sohm)

381 Vacations in Cyprus should be cheap now. Banks there will have plenty of currency to exchange.

Posted by: GreenEyes at March 17, 2013 09:32 PM (nu16a)






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