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Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:36 | 1147562 FOC 1183
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The IOER will work if they're ahead of the curve....which they're already behind.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 01:16 | 1148712 Popo
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The central planner is dangerous, ruthless and very much in the pockets of the oligarchs.   Bernanke is a traitor to his country, and an extraordinarily dangerous enemy of the State.   He works exclusively for the international banking cartel, whose interests directly conflict with the interests of the American people.

It's time to regard him as a hostile, non-governmental force who directly threatens and endangers Americans.

You call that chart up there the "Adjusted Monetary Base" if you want, I call it the annihilation of the elderly, and the padding of the pockets of the super-rich.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 02:06 | 1148839 GoinFawr
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Well said.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 06:09 | 1149086 tomster0126
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Hear, hear.  I study gerontology and vehemently hate Bernanke and what he's done.  Let's get this mofo out as soon as we can.



Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:33 | 1147565 NOTW777
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"Where there is mystery, however, is what actually comprises the Fed's "Other Assets" account which in the last week hit a new all time record of $123 billion."  obama fund???

Why is it that no one including the MSM even attempts to explain obamas position on the budget? What is it?  He wants more spending? more waste? more war?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:37 | 1147578 FOC 1183
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It's the POMO premium to par.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:37 | 1147584 NOTW777
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so obama and ben can use pomo to wipe out the national debt?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:46 | 1147620 FOC 1183
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More like recycle. As in the greatest financial circle jerk in history. The Treasury is borrowing from the Fed. When the Fed loses money on those loans (trying to sell Treasuries back into the market) it will create a 'negative liability' account for the Treasury...which is a (illegal) way of saying that it is borrowing from the Treasury...which at the time will still be borrowing from the Fed via QE714.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:50 | 1147634 NOTW777
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the foundation of our economic strength - ponzi

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:34 | 1147754 Vagabond
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Pyramid schemes work, I swear!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:36 | 1147761 EscapeKey
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In Egypt they did.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:27 | 1147736 I think I need ...
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On World NEWS TONIGHT McDonalds is hiring 50,000 MCJOBS!!!!!!!!! And they insist these are move up the ladder jobs.

My advice is to move near your location because you may spend you first and last hour of earnings driving to and from

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 02:39 | 1148910 Troublehoff
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and the rest eating there 

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 06:09 | 1149089 tomster0126
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Mickey D's, coming thru in the McClutch with the McJobskis, what a story.  At least it's something, but the last thing we need is more chubby kids running around.  Just sayin'



Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:35 | 1147577 tellsometruth
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download the mp3 of The Economic Outlook and Financial Industry Challenges
Speaker: Thomas M Hoenig
Chair: Dr Philippa Malmgren
This event was recorded on 30 March 2011 in Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building


I ask Mr Hoenig about market manipulation of PM markets at the 55.30 mark!!! And I shook his hand afterward... this is what we need real debate and discussion, peacefully and see if can change the BS that has been going on.


please circulate or call me a dumbass I do not care I will stay my course, but I want more free open questioning and debate



Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:15 | 1147707 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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This is what we need real debate and discussion, peacefully and see if can change the BS that has been going on.


Real debate and discussion, eh? I hear ZH readers laughing hysterically every where.


Thanks for the laugh though.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:38 | 1147580 EscapeKey
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Totally cancelled out by the deflation in housing. In fact, CPI is negative because of this.

I feel dirty writing this, even if it's meant sarcastically.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:09 | 1147695 mynhair
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Since when is truth sarcastic?  Reserves are getting wiped out by cruddy debt.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:18 | 1147716 EscapeKey
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So how does "reserves" figure into the average consumer bill, and how is this an issue according to the CPI again?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:29 | 1147734 mynhair
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Those reserves not yet destructed go onto the casino table.

Behold the beauty of The Bernake!  Flood the zone.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:28 | 1147741 EscapeKey
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That's a sustainable solution if I ever heard one.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:45 | 1147777 mynhair
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'Sustainable' has never been a necessary and sufficient criteria for goobermint.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:32 | 1147742 FOC 1183
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+1. But your point is still valid. Implied rents are bogus. And the two indices they remove for core, food & energy, are ironically the two which have the highest correlation with consumer confidence. And that would include the conference boards consumer confidence - an input to the LEI. Go figger'

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 21:28 | 1147942 Caviar Emptor
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Don't forget cost of homeownership. Even if home prices are down, that acts as a serious counterweight to any hope of a price rebound. And it impacts consumer spending. 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:37 | 1147583 baby_BLYTHE
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We're going into a Depression!

Welcome to world wide Benocide.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:13 | 1147699 disabledvet
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In the year of the scavenger the season of the bitch/Sashay on the Boardwalk, scurry to the ditch/Just another future song, lonely little Keats/ there's gonna be sorrow, try and wake up tomorrow.

Young girl they call them The Diamond Dogs.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:29 | 1147733 baby_BLYTHE
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what if there is no tomorrow? You ever ponder that?

We know one day we are just going to blow each other up. Countries have nukes for a reason and they won't sit idle forever.

This all ends with the destruction of, at the very least, 75% of humanity wiped off the earth. It is inevitable.

The human race is a f_cking failure.


Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:46 | 1147791 Strike Back
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The ENTIRE human race?  You a eugenicist?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 21:05 | 1147866 baby_BLYTHE
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the complete opposite actually.

It is BECAUSE OF eugenics that I do not support movements such as Zeitgeist.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 21:10 | 1147881 EscapeKey
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I don't support Zeitgeist because there is nothing new about any of their proposals, and they simply don't work. It's communism, plain and simple.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 21:35 | 1147954 baby_BLYTHE
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The United States (I know your in the UK) has a Constitution, problem is no one follows it.

We don't need a new system/a total remake of society to accomplish this.

Let us start with a Simple things

1) End the FED. Put back Glass Stegall. Put the US dollar on a 35% Gold Backing to give legitimacy to the currency before it is rejected world wide.

2) Simplify the Tax code, end the IRS. Make it simple. Let it be that people that save are rewarded not punished. We need capital formation.

3) Allow 0% credit for internal improvements such as water systems, alternative sustainable energy solutions + infrastructure projects, etc. New Deal lite without the massive growth of government. Better to employ people here than hand out two years of money to be mostly wasted.

Many other changes are needed, but those I believe are some of the most important

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 22:03 | 1148039 Yen Cross
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You realize some of your ideas are good? It's all in presentation! ( think about it)

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 23:04 | 1148211 baby_BLYTHE
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I don't get it, but thanks.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 01:14 | 1148721 Yen Cross
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I'm shopping a Midnight Bizzare! Any particular wood stain, and Coffin Dress of your Liking?

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 00:19 | 1148540 RockyRacoon
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None of that toothpaste is going back in the tube.

Fri, 04/08/2011 - 02:17 | 1148862 GoinFawr
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Heh, like trying to shove a marshmallow into a coin slot.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 22:02 | 1148036 Incubus
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Nothing wrong with democracy or communism—we're just not sufficiently advanced as civilizations to handle those types of governments.

We call call it whatever the hell we want to call it, really—but in the end, we're only really good at exploiting one another and killing people that we can't [or won't] understand.  As soon as western civilizations are forced to tighten their belts a bit more, you'll see the true face of things.  Always rely on conflict to shine light on what we really are. 

As far as my stance goes, I believe that humans can do some pretty impressive stuff, if we're prepared for it.  I see so much wasted potential—wasted lives; people spending their lives persuing goals they've been conditioned to believe have any value.

I don't believe we'll ever become capable of maintaining any form of advanced government.  Seems like the time spent on this planet is just time spent in a variant of a purgatory.  I don't believe in anything religious, at anyrate; just sitting here, wasting away life because we're all so fucking stupid.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 22:32 | 1148113 Strike Back
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Too many here are giving into defeatism.  Adopting the viewpoint of TPTB necessary and difficult, but adopting their attitude is to lose.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 21:30 | 1147951 Caviar Emptor
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Even if we blow ourselves up the HFT bots will keep on trading with each other using backup energy. All people would be dead but the market would close green daily. An ironic twist of fate, no? 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 22:19 | 1148083 savagegoose
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i hear they did a risk ananlysis of if Cern would destroy the universe when it was switched on.

they came up with 600 triilion cash units. as the economic cost of the destruction of the universe.

I would like to take that bet, pay me $1000  a week, and if the universe is ever destroyed by cern ill pay up 600 trill

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 22:08 | 1148053 sgorem
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Hope it's a little higher percentage 'cause I always wanted to be KING!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:41 | 1147603 max2205
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So that's why the markets up so much. Thanks

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:50 | 1147630 Rainman
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The AMB chart reminds me of Sundance.....' use enough dynamite there, Butch ? ' 

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:09 | 1147697 FOC 1183
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As he chewed his Levi Garrett. Indeed one of the greatest lines ever.

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:53 | 1147641 NOTW777
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if the gov shutdown occurs, fed workers will qualify for unemployment through the states but paid for by the fed - perverse

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:37 | 1147764 johnnynaps
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Ironically, gas prices have a much smaller affect on the unemployed. It's a good time to be collecting!

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 21:03 | 1147847 NOTW777
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yes get paid by the gov to stay home - its green, saves gas - buy NFLX and obama prayer rug

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 19:57 | 1147652 Dr. Porkchop
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Change you can believe in!

...anyone got change for a trillion dollar bill?

Thu, 04/07/2011 - 20:55 | 1147825 Clockwork Orange
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