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Well, it seems pretty clear that whatever "solution" is conjured up by Washington is going to be some feeble, watered-down, doesn't-really-solve-anything compromise. The US dollar is starting to fall to pieces and, incredibly, as sick as Europe is, the Euro seems poised for a hearty rally. At this point, I'm starting to think 2012 is pretty much over and done with. We've seen the rest of the year already.