My Favorite Tweets: October 2011

The SHORTEST & BESTEST summary of what has happened in the real world (and not your pseudo-important, full with redundant shit news-world) last month! And occasional jokes about religion, okay… and finance… and politics… and whatever.

zerohedge
Europe should change its symbol to this: | / _ (hint – dominos)

TheStalwart
You know what I’m really looking forward to? People using the early snow to vindicate their position on global warming.

richardrglover
‘Neoliberalism is to neoclassical economics as astrology is to astronomy.’ Dani Rodrik, Prof of International Political Economy at Harvard.

zerohedge
*MARS STILL CAUTIOUS ABOUT BAILING OUT EUROPE, WILL PARTICIPATE IF NEPTUNE, URANUS INVOLVED

littlewisehen
Wenn man das kommende Wochenende hebelt, dann hat man bis Weihnachten frei! Toll!

economistmeg
EU Summit results: the sum of the parts isn’t greater than the whole. It’s just the sum of the parts, with holes in it. bit.ly/rLW7zs

zerohedge
If all it took was for France to agree to a 50% haircut to send everything soaring, why did they not agree earlier?

MatinaStevis
There are people in here who have covered wars in the past, and they’re freaking out. ‘Nuff said. #euco

Andena_
prophetische Kurzzusammenfassung der Rede #Steinmeiers: Alles Scheisse, wir stimmen DAFÜR #Bundestag

rortybomb
Bonus: “The US was a major proponent of the exemption, fearing that the convention might be interpreted to prohibit lethal injection.”

umairh
Freedom is probably more than the right to buy lots of useless junk and tell your bffs about it.

LorcanRK
LOL! RT @fearlicious: Sometime on Tuesday- Europe will outlaw Wednesdays

LorcanRK
Van Rompuy ” we are working in a spirit of compromise” or “committee designing a horse invents camel”

TheStalwart
Politics people are way worse than markets people about not letting the facts get in the way of a good pre-conceived narrative.

zerohedge
Rumor: Europe to ban math ahead of bailout

zerohedge
Troika says “situation in Greece has taken a turn for the worse” . Explains the surge

zerohedge
Hearing JP Morgan advising Europe. This is not a joke

The_Real_Fly
Thank the gods the euro crisis is behind us. Now we can focus on implementing martial law in Greece

bengoldacre
WANT: a program that prints the spines of books I’ve read on my Kindle, to stick on the wall… post.ly/3d0k8

TheStalwart
Brilliant suggestion from @conorsen. Zynga should create Stresstestville, and turn this into a game read.bi/qewShc

FGoria
WHAT? ***German Chancellor Merkel says summit must at least produce timetable for clarifying open questions***

zerohedge
When requesting a Bank of America loan make sure to say you are applying a “positive fair value adjustment on structured liabilities ”

FGoria
***State Street (STT) does not own any sovereign debt of the GIPSI nations***

TeraEuro
wow @Tageschau mit versehentlicher Einsicht: Sparkurs stürzt Portugal in tiefe Rezession

koenfucius
Münchau: “European economists are not the types who give up on a theory on the basis of empirical evidence.” is.gd/Ytuyzl #ft

TheTweetOfGod
The problem with government “of the people, by the people and for the people” is obvious to anyone who’s ever dealt with people.

TheTweetOfGod
What thou callest prayer, I call nagging.

The_Real_Fly
THE ARMAGEDDON IS OFFICIALLY OVER. Rejoice as the world enters a new era of peace and prosperity through more debt.

TheStalwart
RT @groditi: I might go to #OWS just so I can make this sign, “The invisible hand is jerking-off the plutocrats”

TimHarford
RT @alanbeattie: As the Vandals sacked Rome, locals were no doubt obsessing about senators’ “close friends” & cat myths

FGoria
#CaptainObvious ***EBF says may not be easy to find extra funds on open market***

FGoria
Meanwhile… RTRS: Sri Lanka likely to miss 2011 IMF deficit target-economists

LemaSabachthani
This man is completely dissociated from reality. #Berlusconi #Italy

zerohedge
BlackBerry outage frustrates bankers -RTRS… probably far more than #OWS

TheStalwart
What just made markets explode higher? I feel blind.

umairh
And the same is true for almost any interaction with an industrial age institution. They tend to be endured rather than enjoyed.

The_Real_Fly
BREAKING: ***GERMAN PANZER TANKS SEEN ROLLING INTO SLOVAKIA***

astefanowitsch
Dass die Piraten kein Konzept für die Rettung des Euro haben unterscheidet sie von wem noch gleich? #ntv

_CB01
Good to see EU has its priorities straight; new safety law bans, yes bans, children from blowing up baloons and playing with magnets.

EconCharlemagne
Imagine the rally if they actually had a plan RT @BloombergNews: Stocks rally, euro strengthens on Merkel pledge | bloom.bg/pxkIRS

pdacosta
Greece rescues Proton bank, to outrage of electrons.

LorcanRK
*Googles Sims and Sargeant*

zerohedge
Europe has just come up with another plan to come up with a plan.

Richard_Florida
“It’s capitalism for us, and socialism for the capitalists” Michael Lewis

LorcanRK
If you can stand it, Bill Clinton and Bono are speaking live here rte.ie/live/

TheTweetOfGod
God’s son born to a virgin and rising from the dead to redeem mankind? True religion. Him visiting America a few weeks later? Crazy cult.

umairh
A “computer virus” hit the “drone fleet”. A coincidentally razor-sharp metaphor for the state of civilization.

NYTimeskrugman
In The Long Run We Are Undead nyti.ms/pJ81OU

koenfucius
Hehe. RT @RogerQuimbly: According to the Daily Mail (insert complete lie here).

TheStalwart
RT @Drudge_Report: GE HEAD CALLS FOR LOWER CORP TAXES; BUT GE PAID ZERO! drudge.tw/ncYld0

TheStalwart
What is the point of gold if it just does what stocks do?

TheStalwart
That’s clever RT @ComfortablySmug: @TheStalwart Headline – “Our CAD Fire”

pdacosta
Congressman Bauchus sure knows how to console protesters: “Americans are now 8 times richer than they were in 1820.” #lowbar #OccupyWallSt

zerohedge
Will Germany “nationalize” Belgium?

lostgen
@egghat Warte drei Tage. Dann wird er wieder auferstehen. #SteveJobs

lostgen
Jetzt wo die #Piraten Mainstream sind: was muss ich ankreuzen, um mich in der Wahlkabine wieder avantgardistisch zu fühlen?

GoldmanSuchs
You know who the fuck I am? I’m #GoldmanSachs: I’m so special commoners should value my used toilet paper more than their holy books. $gs

LemaSabachthani
What the hell!! Why? Why we deserve this SHIT? Why? Why? Why? #Wikipedia #Italy #Berlusconi

firstadopter
Why would anyone buy an Android smart-phone now with iPhone 4 priced at $99?

umairh
lol. maybe even 90% RT @AndreaKuszewski: @umairh Talking to my phone will be more enlightening than talking to 80% of the population.

umairh
lol. RT @Atrios: great, mostly over ‘annoying people talking on their phones’ now replace with ‘annoying people talk to their phones’

ezraklein
So, no Christie campaign, and no iPhone5. Who will provide America with shiny new things to distract ourselves with?

Nouriel
Agreed. So snails will get crushed by the market steamrollers @mark_dow: In our world EU policy snails can ill afford to take their time

hoch21
Ich habe eine Bitte: Kann jemand von Euch nachher einen Tweet schreiben, ob Apple etwas Neues vorgestellt hat und was er davon hält?

Nouriel
“@Mustkurt: @Nouriel hair cut deficient for the greece; greece needed full body epilation !”

zerohedge
actually make that GoldmanFargoCitiOfAmericaJPMorganStanleySmithBarneyFrank.gov

TheStalwart
RT @amaeryllis: For a minute there, Amanda Knox knew what @TheStalwart feels like when FOMC minutes are released.

zerohedge
Great news: BAC customer information is safe. Bad News: BAC has no customers left

TheBenBernanke
I thought #OccupyWallStreet was a movement to get new tenants in the Lehman building. #whoknew

LISwires
@TheStalwart Joe: you have to realize that nothing Rehn or any other dumb EUrocrat says deserves your capital letters.

TheTweetOfGod
There are many people who would benefit society more by going out and making no difference.

mattyglesias
To win the nomination, Rick Perry needs to be a bit less offensive to blacks and a bit more offensive to Hispanics.

bengoldacre
someone is using a computer inefficiently near me. no shortcuts. mouse for everything. the pain is physical.

Nouriel
The austerians’ Austrian austerity will not lead to Schumpeterian “creative destruction” but rather ” deadly destructive depression”

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