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Entry from May 15, 2011
International Mother Fuckers (International Monetary Fund or IMF nickname)

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was founded in 1944-1945 and seeks to foster international development and sound monetary currencies. Some critics of the IMF maintain that its development loans leave countries forever in its debt.
The obvious IMF nickname of “International Mother Fuckers” has been cited in print since at least 1997, but probably had spoken use long before that.
There are many other IMF nicknames. The IMF nickname “Imposing Misery and Famine” (also “Institute for Misery and Famine,” “Inflation, Misery and Famine” and “International Misery and Famine”) was used in Africa in the 1980s and still has infrequent use. Another IMF “misery” nickname, “International Misery Fund,” has been cited in print since at least 1992. Also, “International Monetary Fraud” (since at least 1998), “It’s Mostly Fiscal/It’s Mainly Fiscal” (since at least 1998), “International Mafia Federation” (since at least 2011), “Loan Shark of Last Resort” (since at least 2011) and “International Marxist Fund” (since at least 2013).
Wikipedia: International Monetary Fund
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is the intergovernmental organization that oversees the global financial system by following the macroeconomic policies of its member countries, in particular those with an impact on exchange rate and the balance of payments. Its objectives are to stabilize international exchange rates and facilitate development through the encouragement of liberalising economic policies in other countries as a condition of loans, debt relief, and aid. It also offers loans with varying levels of conditionality, mainly to poorer countries. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C., United States. The IMF’s relatively high influence in world affairs and development has drawn heavy criticism from some sources.
The International Monetary Fund was conceived in July 1944 originally with 45 members and came into existence in December 1945 when 29 countries signed the agreement, with a goal to stabilize exchange rates and assist the reconstruction of the world’s international payment system. Countries contributed to a pool which could be borrowed from, on a temporary basis, by countries with payment imbalances. The IMF was important when it was first created because it helped the world stabilize the economic system. The IMF works to improve the economies of its member countries. The IMF describes itself as “an organization of 187 countries (as of July 2010), working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty”.
Google Books
This Is Nigeria
By Chukwunyelu Ilechukwu
Maiduguri: Adenekan Press
Pg. 21:
IMF, which is vulgarly described as “Inglorious Mother Fuckers”, finally decided to “Doe” Nigeria into peices, and in such a way as to necessitate the social services of Charles “Obioma” TAILORS.
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Newsgroups: soc.culture.nigeria
From: “Fabian Festus”

Date: 1997/11/19
Keeping Nigeria out of IMF(International Mother Fuckers) and declare the so called national debt, illegal .
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Newsgroups: soc.culture.pakistan
From: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (SATTIAN)
Date: 1998/06/08
The IMF or generally known as Internaitonal Mother Fuckers go into developing countires on the name of AID and robbed the national wealth of these emerging nations.
Village Voice (New York, NY)
Portrait of a Protest
Taking globalization personally: Nine New Yorkers say what moved them to march on the IMF

By Lenora Todaro Tuesday, Apr 18 2000
WASHINGTON, D.C.—They move in synchronized waves: Lines of protesters against the International Monetary Fund stride toward an appointed intersection, link arms, and allow no one to pass—neither IMF delegate nor passerby.
Over the course of the week, demonstrators scrawled their nicknames for the IMF in colored chalk and black spray paint on Washington’s walls and sidewalks: International Mother Fuckers, International Misery Feeder, International Mullet Frenzy, Imperial Manipulative Fund.
Google Groups: soc.culture.iranian
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From: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (La6red9nec)
Date: 27 Sep 2002 06:06:37 GMT
Local: Fri, Sep 27 2002 1:06 am
Subject: Iran’s economy healthy but fiscal changes needed-IMF
IMF = International Mother Fuckers, will not be able to make Iran into another failed experimnet of their theories like Argentina, Turkey, Paraguay, etc…..
Google Books
The Global Power Elite and the World They Are Making

By David Rothkopf
New York, NY: Macmillan
Pg. 168:
One evocative poster in Brazil read “IMF: International Mother Fuckers.”
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Friday, December 31, 2010
IMF - International Mother Fuckers - Protest Signs From The Best Anti-Bankster Rally Of 2010 (PICTURES)
The Market Oracle
Are the Poor Breeding Like Rabbits?
Apr 28, 2011 - 07:20 AM
By: Vi_Ransel
And, of course, the IMF (International Mother Fuckers) works under a cloak of secrecy (to protect the confidentiality of the donors, dontcha know) enforced by the banks and the treasury organizations of the rich nations who run it.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • Sunday, May 15, 2011 • Permalink

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