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'Wall St Disease' might be a catchier title.

But anyway - this isn't just a financial crisis. Now that Venezuela has thrown out the US ambassador, this is going to mean a huge military realignment around the world. Expect Soviet missiles to start appearing in Central America soon.

I wouldn't be surprised to see Venezuela start demanding oil payments in gold too. (Or possibly bread and chickens.)

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 07:16:58 AM EST
They wouldn't dare.  Not with the discovery of Caribou Barbie. :)

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 07:45:29 AM EST
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or 'off-the-wall st.' disease...

lehmann going for bankruptcy, i thought they had tightened up the bankruptcy laws recently.

or was that just for the little people?

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 08:03:06 AM EST
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Did I read Soviet?
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 08:08:00 AM EST
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Zeitgeist

A vivid image of what should exist acts as a surrogate for reality. Pursuit of the image then prevents pursuit of the reality -- John K. Galbraith
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 08:08:33 AM EST
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Gah.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 08:12:07 AM EST
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Yup.
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 08:17:38 AM EST
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Rysskräck.
by Nomad on Mon Sep 15th, 2008 at 08:36:22 AM EST
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Perhaps the missiles were made during Soviet times.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."
by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Tue Sep 16th, 2008 at 01:11:59 AM EST
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