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Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:21 | 172216 john_connor
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most senators favor bernanke re-confirmation:



Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:23 | 172221 geopol
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WTF???I take it , your surprised?

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:24 | 172223 john_connor
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no, not surprised, just disgusted.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:35 | 172229 geopol
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I would say severely disgusted.... General strike!!


Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:39 | 172282 DoChenRollingBearing
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Let's bring back the Tea Parties!  ASAP.  I enjoyed going to one last April.  They need to be BIG and FREQUENT so that the MSM cannot ignore us.

And if tax protests start up, yeah, I'll be there too.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 23:07 | 172341 Anonymous
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It doesn't matter how BIG or FREQUENT protests are, the politicians will laugh and ignore them until they become THREATENING.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 12:36 | 172655 MarketTruth
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Sadly, American sheeple are pu$$ies! Look at Calif and their 10% additional tax holdings recently and there were no major strikes nor revolts. Until there are massive strikes and a full stop in production and transportation in all of the USA you can expect the US Gov to ignore the sheeple. Sadly, the USA sheeple are wimps, not even worthy of being a mere shadow of what the Founding Fathers had intended.

The original Tea Party was due to a mere few percentages of tax, an today Americans are slaves to USA Inc and pay over 30% in taxation.

Do not hate the messenger (me), hate the message. Until then ZeroHedge sheeple, keep trading stock, working mind-numbing jobs and pay your 30%+ in taxes, consume, procreate, support your government and be compliant.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 12:49 | 172671 WaterWings
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Look at these pathetic UCLA students. They think they are 'activists' - they'll pay anyway.

95% of the American public that shows up will be like the kid @ 1:58 - scared shitless once the Powerz make a move.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 14:15 | 172797 MarketTruth
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Nice, yet too small and localized to make any difference. The USA needs a MASSIVE all states-wide strike and grind the country to a halt.

No production, no shopping, no public transportation... and may as well do a run on the banks too and withdrawal all funds.

Without a huge countrywide demonstration that grind things to a halt like those seen in France and other countries, the sheeple of the USA will continue to be worker drone/slaves. ZeroHedge could organize or at least start a campaign for such a strike... which also includes a run on the banks.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 16:10 | 172945 geopol
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I think you've outlined the basic business model. Once we get traction, who would articulate the demands to DC?? Or would the DC crowd  be jolted into constitutional compliance?


Phase II is difficult to predict..

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 16:53 | 173007 MarketTruth
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The Constitution would be the guide...

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 17:23 | 173052 WaterWings
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The Constitution minus Amendments 11 - 27.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 19:57 | 173218 trav777
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calling for a run on the banks could be construed as terrism

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 15:28 | 172886 besodemuerte
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LOL, I think he went to go clean out the shit from his pants after that moment at 1:58.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 17:45 | 173080 Hammer59
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They were protesting modest increases in tuition for their state subsidized educations. Pathetic is right! The police were wearing bicycle helmets, fer chrissake!  You should have seen the YouTube vid's of the kids assaulted by real police in riot gear in Chicago.

They were tear-gassed, but they did not snivel like the Cali pansies.

Dont taze, me bro!

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 23:36 | 172358 CB
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we should just tar & feather all the feds, except I wonder if there's actually enough tar & feathers to do the job.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:56 | 172244 Cursive
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I LOVE the threats that we are constantly subjected to.  The market this, the market that.  Phuck the market!  We live in a society, not a phucking market.  These shills and hucksters can't get enough of the market.  It is the lens through which all stories most be viewed.  It is the all-seeing, all-knowing eye that watches over us.  I swear, I have a vision of Mordor, radiating from above the Masonic pyramid.



Extrapolating the current vote count for the entire Senate would yield about 25 “no” votes, a total that probably wouldn’t trigger declines in stock or bond markets or cause investors to question the Fed’s political support, saidMichael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in New York.

“The market could deal with that,” said Feroli, a former Fed researcher. “If you got closer to 35 or 40, I think that’s worrisome.”


Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:20 | 172268 John Bigboote
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+1. They are like a bunch of giddy little school girls; it's disgusting to watch.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:28 | 172272 Cistercian
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 Mordor it is.Visualize a scene in a pastoral setting in america, suddenly the view reels and begins to fly toward 85 broad as the music from the film the two towers as used to depict the mood for the creation of the evil army builds in intensity.We see remotely into Blankfiends office and lo..he is an orc!And so are his minions.

 Of course this is entirely appropriate since Mordor is the land of darkness and evil....just like 85 broad is the heart of darkness today.Who can withstand The evil Fed and the evil GS?They are the bringers of doom for our time.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 23:13 | 172344 Anonymous
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"Exterminate the brutes!"

In James Conrad's day the brutes were native Africans. Today the brutes are the middle class of America, to be exterminated by the colonial push of the banker/CEO class. We will be "civilized" by those that know better.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 12:51 | 172684 WaterWings
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They just might speak Mandarin, too.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 10:01 | 172532 Anonymous
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You're surprised? The almighty sacred 401k and the market on which it stands. What else do you think is first and foremost on the mind of every single person of any importance in Washington D.C., day and night? Renomintate Bernanke = More Free Money For All = Market Stays Up = I Keep My Retirement. Guarantee you the entire thought process in no more complicated than that for most of the Senators voting "yes". Future genrations and the country itself be damned but God forbid my portfolio balance go down any more than it already has.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 12:15 | 172621 Anonymous
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Dear Eye of Sauron,

When we first started seeing each other, I found your constant concern for my future and unblinking vigilance to be endearing. Lately, however, it's become a bit creepy. To be blunt, you're kinda cramping my style. Maybe we can just be friends?

Yours Truly,

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 00:50 | 172399 wgpitts
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Al Capone did not want an audit...Enron did not want an audit...Healthsouth did not want an audit.... Worldcom did not want and audit....Bernie Madoff did not want an audit ...Michael Milken did not want and audit...and Ben Bernanke and the Federal Reserve Bank does not want an audit....get the picture....where is the missing $3 trillion Ben?

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 02:58 | 172443 Assetman
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I can tell you with a high degree of confidence that I don't have the $3 trillion.

Anyone else out there have it?

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 03:15 | 172446 HooFlungPoo
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Sorry dude, I lost it at the casino.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 11:50 | 172601 A Nanny Moose
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I had it, but spent it on beer....hic!

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 17:49 | 173087 Hammer59
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Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:22 | 172219 Cursive
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Congratulations.  I applaud all the gold holders out there.  You know who you are.  Unfortunately, so does the FR and the UST.  When they want it, they'll come looking for it.  Get yer guns ready....

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:31 | 172225 geopol
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I can just see Timmy at my front door,, Muhahahahahaha The dust kicks up as I head for mexico....


Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:59 | 172247 Cursive
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I was hoping for more of a fight, than flight, response.  ;-)

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:26 | 172270 Anonymous
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US 2010 military Budget 680 billion. I prefer flight.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 11:58 | 172609 A Nanny Moose
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Military is mired in AfPac. Mix in folks like the Oathkeepers, and I think fight stands a chance.

Good G-d man, die on your feet FFS!!!

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 14:50 | 172835 geopol
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Cursive,,, I forgot to mention Timmy was horizontal before I left...Let's try that again MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.....



Wed, 12/23/2009 - 07:48 | 172481 Problem Is
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 "Get yer guns ready...."

The true gold-bug has his trusty Mauser '98 at the ready with hand loaded ammo with... not lead... but smelted silver slugs for vampires, gold confiscating UST boys and CBankers...

Disclosure: Long primers, dies and bullet molds...

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 12:39 | 172657 WaterWings
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I raise you .50 Raufoss.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 20:13 | 173234 Anonymous
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How about a Springfield M1A,
a RRA LAR-8 7.62 and 10k rounds
of 7.62x51mm with enough training/experience
to take down a deer @ 200yrds on the run.
Thats what we have....
Been very happy with Au performance, expect
equal performance in the next couple of years.

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 12:00 | 172610 A Nanny Moose
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Not when you trade FRN's directly for PMs

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 20:01 | 173222 trav777
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lotta fiat bulls don't seem to realize that the .gov can take your FRNs a lot easier.

In fact, they can take eFRNs with merely a mandate from on high.

One day, you think you have "money in the bank" and a 401(k) and next day the .gov says gibs me dat.

They could also do away with FRNs that you'd been hoarding.  By fiat, render them illegal tender.  Priceless dollar crowd may wanna consider this during scheming over how they're going to short to 0 and buy everything up after the "deflation" with all their hoarded cash.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:31 | 172227 I need more asshats
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Come-on, just for a day bitches.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:37 | 172230 geopol
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I agree,, what the fuck is with the FRN's???? Shit house paper....

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:41 | 172233 Crime of the Century
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Thirded. Big time.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:27 | 172271 chumbawamba
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Marla's explanation was that it was supposed to mean that FRN are so devalued that they were appropriate to use as props for decorating your snowman.

I know :)

Anyway, looks like you got your wish, Asshats.  Look up.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:36 | 172281 Hephasteus
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LOL. Now do one with toilet paper rolls in one hand and gold in the other!!!!

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 22:04 | 172298 chumbawamba
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How about an AK in one limb and a can of beans in the other?

You know who I am.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 22:29 | 172319 David449420
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And I'll bet you thought no one would pick up on that. I like wit.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:37 | 172231 A Man without Q...
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Is the outperformance of commodities, oil and gold really about risk and greed?  

The way I see it, this is as much about the failure of the economy.  The other three are linked to the performance of organizations - businesses or governments, who have clearly failed in their duties.  You can do all sorts of clever accounting tricks and you can print all the money in the world, but this does not create economic growth.  Meanwhile, a barrel of oil or an ounce of gold stays constant.  This is not a victory for gold, but a defeat for capitalism.  If you want to know where the value has gone, look in the bank accounts of the bankers and the captains of industry.  While the stock market has been flatlining, their personal wealth has multiplied.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 20:48 | 172240 Argos
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Exactly.  And this is another reason why I like gold.  Not only is it a short on the dollar, but a short on the present .gov.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 21:31 | 172273 chumbawamba
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Hyperinflation, like a plague, creeps silently across the countryside, the transmission facilitated by the minds and hearts of those that demand sound money and a responsible government.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 22:39 | 172324 Wasatch
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True, and best to remember, that ones wealth in gold is measured in oz and not in fiat.

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