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Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:39 | 1203657 SparkyvonBellagio
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End the FED permanently!

Send those pricks packing.

 

"It's what the rich have been doing to the poor since the beginning of time"

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:48 | 1203708 TruthInSunshine
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People who are aware of the danger represented by The Federal Reserve need new and powerful tools to get the sheeple to understand how they are being ass raped by The Bernank.

The problem of effective communication exists due to the relative complexity by which The Central Banksters operate and obfuscate, and due to the relatively short attention span and low interest in anything economic on the part of the average sheeple.

A placard illustrating The Bernank jamming a $5 per gallon gas pump handle or a $2.99 Green Pepper up the ass of a bent over taxpayer would do wonders in conveying the essentials.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:23 | 1203803 williambanzai7
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Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:33 | 1203841 augie
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certainly gets the point across. May want to dumb it down just a little more for, you know, EVERYONE!!

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:40 | 1203881 Henry Chinaski
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$5 gas nostalgia, coming soon to a gas station near you.  bitchez.

When gas broke $1/gal to there was a big scramble to fix the signs made for xx¢/gal. 

Gas stations need to get out in front of it this time. $xx.xx

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 13:31 | 1204167 Spastica Rex
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Nah, just drop a zero off the dollar. Everything fixed.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:44 | 1203846 TruthInSunshine
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Thanks, WBZ. That's awesome! The "inflation enema" flush is a magical touch, and just redeems your genius.

If I could get everything I ever wanted, it would be an apostrophe followed by a "BITCHEZ!" after 'Enemas.'

If you have time, friend.

 

How much for an order of bumper stickers and maybe some 24" by 36" posters? These would be amazing to plaster everywhere. What about dubbing in a smiling, contorted, large headed The Bernank as gas station attendant, doing the jamming of the pump handle?

Edit - it's probably best as is. The incorporation of the term 'Bitchez' would scare the sheeple and be lost on the masses as a term of affection in the annals of Zero Hedge.

 

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:32 | 1203848 Stranded Observer
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Laughing my ass off!  Well done!

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:33 | 1203851 SheepDog-One
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LOL can I have that one?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 01:57 | 1206771 williambanzai7
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You can get everything in the shop www.zazzle.com/williambanzai7 or you can print it off on your own ;-)

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:57 | 1203965 thames222
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"Like" this post ;)  where did you find this pic?  I have yet to see $5 in California but I'm sure it will be soon.

 

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Mon, 04/25/2011 - 15:16 | 1204760 Minyan Vince
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Mon, 04/25/2011 - 16:10 | 1205006 akak
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I do not have the image posting rights which you posess, but in all fairness and for a truly valid statement, let us see you post the corresponding graphs of total US money supply and the US federal debt.  Not so eager to post those charts, are you?

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 23:11 | 1206274 rocker
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Why didn't you go back to the 70's.   Takes on a whole different vibe.  Then compare it to Gold on the same chart.

Silver is still cheap.     And don't forget to overlay Oil on the same chart.  

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 17:14 | 1205273 Soul Train
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Question : who recalls the spin that the US government provided for the end of silver currency in '64?

I remember the event well, but can't seem to remember exactly how they broke the news to the sheople?

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 23:11 | 1206501 rocker
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Ancient Silver Coins have existed since Caesar and the Roman Empire. Silver still exist. The U.S. Empire is in waiting.

How many can figure out which one survives.  Hint: U.S. status:  "We are Japan now".  This is the End my Friend.   

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:38 | 1203664 Thorlyx
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He who will not economize will have to agonize.

Confucius

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:41 | 1203673 lolmao500
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Heard CNBC say ``Buy silver`` on air... Time to sell!

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:55 | 1203728 DoChenRollingBearing
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I missed that.  I would wait for more BUY SILVER NOW! ads before I got rid of all of mine.  

Of course with silvers big run-up lately, a switch into gold from silver might be a good idea, I am going to do just that soon.  Some silver.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 13:00 | 1203982 thames222
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It's almost a little late but do it now if you're going to...your gold is going to increase in the next five or so, don't switch--diversify!

 

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Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:14 | 1203785 Manbarepig
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Yes, but was it preceeded by the statement "I don't understand why people..."  ?

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:50 | 1203922 SheepDog-One
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That was just a sentence fragment, the entire sentence from Burnett was 'Geithner tells me only IDIOTS want to -buy silver-'.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 16:20 | 1205069 SkySavage
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If there is another financial crisis, silver will crash, a la 2008. Now that CNBC is pumping metals, the countdown clock has offically started ticking. Perhaps it is checkmate for the fed this Wednesday?

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 16:28 | 1205090 akak
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If there is another financial crisis, silver will crash, a la 2008.

Why do you assume that?

Yes, that does seem to be the spoken and unspoken assumption of almost everyone --- which is why I believe that it is NOT going to happen.  All I see in this assumption are a multitude of generals preparing to fight the last war --- and we all know how well THAT usually works out.  "Maginot Line", anyone?

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 16:59 | 1205229 Soul Train
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Akak, in the very short term, one could postulate that on an equity market crash, there will be some investors who need the cash for numerous reasons. And then hysteria would cause others just to cash out while the price drops.

Long term: silver is on the up and up, together with other commodities.

The Fed money cartel is in the corner. How will they get themselves out??? God bless gold and silver.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:41 | 1203680 augie
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HAH. Don't believe everything you read she...i mean people. Just look at what our friends from CBS are telling us. All these facts are false but people still think they're true!

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/photo-galleries/2011/04/22/dont-believe-ever...

 

Wink*

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:45 | 1203682 Johnny Lawrence
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I don't understand why the MSM (and most others for that matter) keeps saying QE2 decreased interest rates.  It did the exact opposite.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:39 | 1203876 YC2
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I think this is important to note, and I wouldnt doubt the point was lost on the Fed.  They are smart, they may just be a bit myopic and talk down to the public as a tool.

However, this would be info Im not sure they would gamble on.  They arent traders for sure.

Or they could have seen it the other way, rates went up because the bid they offered was less than expected.

Either way, interesting times..

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:58 | 1203972 A Lunatic
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And this is a good thing according to them? It seems to me that artificially low interest rates contributed heavily to the regularly scheduled fleecing of the Middle class.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 14:22 | 1204506 YC2
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Yeah, the interest rate is the one place where supposed "capitalists" dont trust the market.  So we are constantly malinvesting or underinvesting based on people who supposedly know better than the market, and control the currency, setting rates.  And this is just a simple assessment of it.  The most emcompassing view is just that it is necessary to maintain the ponzi.

 

I watched atlas shrugged part 1 with the gf this weekend.  Hard to believe she was pals4eva with central planners like Greenspan.  She is such an absolutist, I imagine there was quite the elephant in the room that had to be talked around.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 15:19 | 1204784 A Lunatic
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And as you may know, Greenspan was one of the biggest proponents of the gold standard ever............until he got the FED job. Hmmmmmmmm..........something about power corrupts and absolute power..........

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:43 | 1203689 TruthInSunshine
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The Bernank's 'virtuous circle' has turned into a 'vicious circle jerk', with the TBTF ringing the circle, and taxpayers in the center.

The Bernank & Crew are treasonous bastards if there were ever such people in history.

Treat accordingly.

 

The Ben Bernank says "I am Shiva, destroyer of worlds."

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:46 | 1203692 Cassandra Syndrome
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This is the best website on the net.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:31 | 1203843 falak pema
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apart from all others? aka WC!

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 16:55 | 1205211 Soul Train
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It is the best website on the net, and so far we have the best readers and posters too. Hope we can keep it that way.

It will be fun watching life, as the Federal Reserve self destructs. The tyranny has gone on too long.

Will someone tell me how the Fed money cartel is going to get themselves out of the corner.

Long term - silver is going ever higher. Never know about the short term.

ZeroHedge is the place to be watching it though! No other media in the world does a better job.

Keep up the good work ZH and readers.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 17:56 | 1205438 Neo-zero
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Long term - silver is going ever higher. Never know about the short term.

 

True dat!  I've been reading about the historical silver/gold ratio and the highest I've heard of was a 17/1 in the 1800's.  Lets say it only gets to 20/1 and gold doesn't move a dollar from this point on, can you say 75$ silver I' know you can.  Question is will we get a pull back or pause to provide some kinda buying point.  I'm thinking not a chance as the Chinese start unwinding their positions.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 18:53 | 1205630 Neo-zero
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Long term - silver is going ever higher. Never know about the short term.

 

True dat!  I've been reading about the historical silver/gold ratio and the highest I've heard of was a 17/1 in the 1800's.  Lets say it only gets to 20/1 and gold doesn't move a dollar from this point on, can you say 75$ silver I' know you can.  Question is will we get a pull back or pause to provide some kinda buying point.  I'm thinking not a chance as the Chinese start unwinding their positions.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:49 | 1203705 anony
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Aside from the negative social effects rising prices have on lower stagnant incomes, it seems right and proper in the natural world that, 1) if one has done the minimum level of striving (whether by choice or because of physical and mental limitations) to earn an income, 2) that that income SHOULD be consumed 100% in providing oneself with that needed to survive: food, drink, clothing, shelter, and TIVO.

Surplus is what is supposed to remain AFTER the basics are taken care of.  Since most of the proletariat do the minimum level to survive, perhaps even less when time goofed off is considered, then heaven forbid that theBernank is right: Food and Energy is where the entire income of the masses should be spent, the effects of rising prices on those items the benchmark for Cost of Living. Not Living and saving.

 

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:50 | 1203710 lolmao500
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I really hope Ben does QE3. The US is screwed anyway, better destroy it completly the hyperinflation way.

 

But since that won't help the elite... that's not what they gonna do. They gonna do a deflation depression so debtors are debt slaves.

 

So... what should we own for a deflation depression? Not gold or silver, I can tell ya that.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:51 | 1203715 SparkyvonBellagio
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I bet the poor are a lot tougher than the rich.

It'll be WAR.

A CLASS WAR.

Guess who wins that one?

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:09 | 1203772 grunk
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Insects.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:54 | 1203724 Timmay
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Corporate Bonds.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:00 | 1203741 mach777
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FOFOA argues that a hyperinflationary scenario benefits the "elite" more than a dragged out deflationary depression.

http://fofoa.blogspot.com/2011/04/deflation-or-hyperinflation.html

He who gets to spend first, spends best.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 13:05 | 1203990 A Lunatic
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I think that all depends on what new social policies one is attempting to instill amongst the masses. Well fed people are hard to corral.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:06 | 1203751 MayIMommaDogFac...
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 They gonna do a deflation depression so debtors are debt slaves.

You might want to look more closely at your assumptions about this relationship.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:48 | 1203911 SheepDog-One
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I'd agree, turn silver and gold profits into protection and food. You can eat it.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 13:15 | 1204054 malek
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Another one who doesn't get it, that if you state "They gonna do a deflation depression" you actually believe we will have a (planned, orderly) return to sound money.
Good luck with that hope! You will dearly need it.

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 11:53 | 1203714 russwinter
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Corporations and Plutocrats Given a Tax Holiday as US Heads for Fiscal Trainwreck

http://www.wallstreetexaminer.com/blogs/winter/?p=3868

 

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:03 | 1203744 Printfaster
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Clearly you do not understand the impact of taxation.

Taxes are used to discourage activity,for example taxes on liquor, and tobacco.

So if you want to discourage private investment, private economic activity, tax corporations.

In order to distribute jobs more fairly, the government has set up payroll taxation to discourage poeople from working.

Wherever you see taxes, you see discouragement.  What do you want to discourage?

Mon, 04/25/2011 - 12:34 | 1203837 russwinter
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Taxes on corporations are the lowest in modern history, and your investment theory isn't working.  That's because taxes this low just encourage gaming and looting. 

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