By SD Contributor AGXIIK:big tell

I call this THE BIG TELL
If you play Texas Hold’em, you know what big stack, small stack, tells, reading the cards and going ‘all in’ means.
We, the people, are in the BIG GAMEThis is the one where you get to play for the entire stack, or nothing, depending on your skills. It’s a winner-takes-all game.

The evil Troika banks, their ghouls, Bernanke, LeGard, Draghi and Merkel the Merciless are dead set on making an example of Cyprus. This is not about the debts owed or the bankrupt banks. It’s about control, controlling the table,  going ‘all in’ with a policy of scorched earth and making an example of Cyprus so the PIIGS get the message that they are next.  This ‘all in’ message was a warning shot across the bows of the middle stacked plays like Spain and Italy.  You are next!  We plan to take your stack, your deposits, your pensions, even your livelihoods and lives, and send you to the rail.  Get ready.

 

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There are millions of players at the table. The big stacks belong to the ECB, IMF, US Fed and some extremely wealthy people and countries.   The small stackers are us, the little guys and gals who found themselves sitting at a table that was once reserved for a polite game of Monopoly or Yahtzee.  A penny a point, a quarter a game; small stakes in our lives and nothing that would make or break us.
Suddenly we find ourselves pulled into something so large that even the big stackers are having trouble managing, unable to calculate the odds and even ending up with rotten cards that could destroy a stack, and a player, that took years to build.  If you’ve watch the World Series of Poker you’ll see the best players lose to amateurs.  That’s one of the enjoyable aspects of the game.  The least likely player can pull a Moneymaker playing style and get a huge payday.  But watching is NOT NOT NOT the same as playing in the big game. Yet here we are, whether willingly or dragged kicking and screaming to the game, we are being dealt the cards and expected to play with the big boys.  But in this game the dealers are crooks and the cards are marked. While the cards are against the smalls we can still win.

Most of us see clearly that this FIAT game always ends badly.  We have  great historical reference points.  All unbacked currencies fail every time.  Like FIAT, card games have winners and losers.  The best you can hope for is that you break even or, if you lose a bit, it was fun and entertaining, or so goes that ad for Harrah’s  But losing is still losing and the odds that you will lose big increase the longer you play. 

You know the toke and rake will absorb a goodly part of your stack so you can’t just sit and wait.  That alone will drain your bank account or bank roll.  If you gamble big and win, the odds will always work against you in time. Even the best players have losing streaks that bankrupt them.  It’s like watching high performance skiers on Warren Miller’s ‘best of’ drop of cliffs. Looks easy?  Sure. But no one talks about the months of rehab after accidents

So here we are, at the edge of a cliff watching the people of Cyprus slipping over the edge.  They went all in.  Their bosses, the Russians, as not happy about this. They are like Teddy KGB, the high stakes gambler on the movie, The Rounders. He ate people who lost.  The Cypriots are squeezed between Teddy and his version of high stakes poker and the vig from Granma, the shylock who owned Matt Damon  for the $15,000 contract he owed.  Not a good place to be, all things considered.

The evil Troika banks, their ghouls, Bernanke, LeGard, Draghi and Merkel the Merciless are dead set on making an example of Cyprus. This is not about the debts owed or the bankrupt banks. It’s about control, controlling the table,  going ‘all in’ with a policy of scorched earth and making an example of Cyprus so the PIIGS get the message that they are next.

This ‘all in’ message was a warning shot across the bows of the middle stacked plays like Spain and Italy.  You are next!  We plan to take your stack, your deposits, your pensions, even your livelihoods and lives, and send you to the rail.  Get ready. And the politicians and legislatures of Spain and Italy willingly complied by writing laws last week that included provisions for the infamous ‘deposit tax’ in those rules.  Spain tried to hide this tax by making it 0%.  Just add a 1 to the front and it’s a 10% haircut.  Sir Marks Alot is at the ready.  Spain’s banks are on lock down so confiscations are easily accomplished. Italy is finalizing their deposit tax as well.  Message received Mein Fuhrer. We hear and obey.  These two countries are trying to front run the consequences of the IMFs actions by acquiescing to the troika, setting their citizens up for a loss. Obeisance to supra corporate fascists banksters is a losing game.  The bank runs there will be epic.
What galls me is that these ghouls DO NOT THINK FOR A MOMENT about the social and societal costs of their actions.  They take down a player and then dance around the table like Phil Hellmuth or Mike Matasow when they ‘felt’ a small player.  Bad manners is all I can say.
The big stack players are finding out that they are also subject to the laws of nature and the odds of the game.  In their glee of winning a few hands they start acting like amateurs. They are now exposing their strategy with the Big Tell.

There is no way to win against them if you stay at the table.  Win or lose, the Big 3 will take us down.  If they don’t do it by their play they will do it by changing the rules or simply by through the barrel of a gun.  Yes, Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot and Hitler were bloodthirsty ruthless megalomaniacial murdering despots. They and their minions caused the deaths of hundreds of millions of people.  So what separates the ruthless tyrants of the uber banks?  How do they kill us?  They do that by debt and despoliation of our lives, demanding we em-beggar ourselves at the feet of these tyrants as they demand Austerity.

To my ears Austerity is code for “DIE” and be quick about it. We, the banksters of the world are on a mission.  World wide domination. We will do it by any means at our disposal and humanity is disposable.
This is the Big Tell. We saw it  with all its radiant stench and wretchedness, laid on the people of Cyprus.   It does not matter the whys and hows, the reasons the people of Cyprus find themselves in this jam. It’s the way they are being treated and the end results of the destruction planned for them and their country.
This Big Tell is also a clarion call and if you’ve tolerated my long essay, then you’ll see that clarion call is pretty simple.
GET THE HELL OUT OF THE GAME.
Take your stack, push away from the table, cash in the chips, tuck them away,  bid adieu to the players, wish them good luck as they will need it and exit as fast as your feet can carry you out of the casino and down the road. It does not matter if you are ahead of the game, breaking even, or losing a bit, the big stacker players are coming for us, every one of us and the best thing we can do is get out.

They made the most serious mistake a player can make. They told us how they play the game.  It’s a ‘no win’ if you stay.  The only way to win is leave.  I’ve been there, done that and lived to tell the story. And I am an amateur to that game.

 

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  1. This is good advice but it will be too little too late, CAPITAL CONTROLS legislation will be put in place to STOP people from removing any amount of CASH deemed to be in excess of what the ECB diktats proscribe.
    The ICELAND model will not be allowed to flourish,instead this 40% THEFT MODEL will be the blueprint moving forward.
    The fact that the Politicians gave a heads up to certain interested party’s along with friends and family prior to the closing of the banks is grounds for arrest and indictment(human though such a warning may have been)
    When Bankers who were content to stain their cuffs behind the scenes move so openly to take what the people have lawfully garnered it signals that they no longer fear the wrath of the people they purport to serve deeming us all beneath contempt fit only for shearing like sheep.
    The Euro might as well be finished now.

  2. I am pretty sure that depositors in Spain are moving out their money the best way they can right now.  Not being reported in the news.  I am really sorry this is happening.  I am pretty sure it is going to be harder and harder for Europeans to find gold to buy in the shops as people make their moves.  Europeans are much more in tune about the value of gold than US citizens.
    I expect the value of phyzz to increase in the next few months.  Look for 1700 dollar gold to visit soon.

    • “Europeans are much more in tune about the value of gold than US citizens.”
       
      Agreed.  This is typical of people who live in regions where political instability, wars, and fallen governments are common. It is the same in large parts of Asia as well.

  3. The good news in all of this…the middle class hardly had any cash in the bank anyway. Thefamilies I know with both parents working, mortgage, cars, holidays, have been living that lifestyle on very low bank accounts. They’re not hoarding or stacking, just plain sheeple. No money in the bank. Just enough to pay for they next holiday, and christmas presents.
    These haircuts are off the 1%. Rich and dumb, a bad combination to have.

    • “These haircuts are off the 1%. Rich and dumb, a bad combination to have.”
       
      I know quite a few wealthy people and “rich” and “dumb” are pretty much mutually exclusive in this crowd.  No, they are not billionaires but many are millionaires and some are multi-millionaires.  Practically all of them got their wealth via VERY hard work over time and by being in the right place at the right time.  You want dumb?  That would be the sheeple out there and few of them are rich… for all the obvious reasons.  ;-)
       

    • Haircuts may be off the rich but the working poor are the ones suffering from lack of access to their money for daily expenses. Pay rent and utilities? Buy food? Need medical help? Sorry only 100 euros a day or whatever the current limit is.

  4. @AGXIIK
     
    Great contribution! Love your insights!
     
    sunray09 above has the correct reading here, it seems to me. It probably is game-over at this point for removing enough of a substantial amount from the dungeons and towers of the banks, where its now pretty well ‘locked-in’. We will have all the ‘capital controls’, ‘withdrawal limits’ and yes … ‘haircuts’ we will stoically tolerate.
     
    Of course, the ‘keys’ that unlock the ‘chains’ on our necks is laying in our basements, attics and closets if we’d only have the sight to see them, and this is true in all countries on all continents. For 5000 years, copper was the ‘street money’ of societies throughout the ‘civilized world’ from Asia to Africa to the British Isles and everywhere in between. At this moment these American branded banknotes have maybe 8 grains of copper purchase power remaining in them from their lethal injection into our economy in 1913. If folks could only get back to seeing money in its real-life physical sense again, communities could reclaim all the ‘scrap’ copper available to them and remove banknote indenture, note by note, from their lives and that of their children … for ever more … to live happily ever after.
     
    Paper Rots, Coin Does Not.

  5. Excellent Post!!!!  Reminds me of an oldie but goodie.” You have to know when to hold em…No when to fold em…No when to walk away…No when to run…You never count your money sitting at the table. There will be time for counting when the gambling is done…
    Pull your currency or digitalized bullshit out!!

  6. That does seem logic because why would the banksters take out a few millions of dollars out of your bank account when they could simply print billions of dollars out of thin air per month. Isn’t that right Mr. Bernanke? :P

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