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Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:21 | 587167 Dantzler
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Fri, 09/17/2010 - 01:29 | 587223 DavidPierre
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Adrian Douglas and all the people of GATA, are SAGES.


At least CBC is attempting to educate the Canadian people: unlike the MSM in the USSA.

Meltdown: The Men Who Crashed the World

Naked greed and mafia recklessness by the fascist titans of Wall Street trigged the largest financial crash since the Great Depression.  A virtual "Who's Who" of those to be lynched if there is any justice in the future. All these Sages should be in Cages.



Fri, 09/17/2010 - 01:39 | 587245 macfly
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It won't stream outside Canada, any other sources for this?

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 02:21 | 587262 DavidPierre
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Must be the US/MSM Nazis blocking foreign (ie. TERRORIST)

propaganda from Canada.

I'll look around. See if there are other links.


Fri, 09/17/2010 - 03:09 | 587291 Grappa
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Doesn't work.

Can you get this video sent to other outlets? CBC sites don't seem to work outside Canada.


Fri, 09/17/2010 - 06:29 | 587389 VeloSpade
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Found it!  Click this:

Enjoy!  Watching it myself now.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 08:42 | 587527 G-R-U-N-T
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Many thanks VS and DP.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 09:39 | 587637 pan-the-ist
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<troll>Carefull, the libertopians on this site don't like this view of unregulated capitalism.  They'll regect this and try to figure out how it is the politicans fault for not deregulating the market enough... or something.</troll>

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 06:38 | 587391 Treeplanter
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Bloody shame.  Canada gets the American channels.  We should at least get CBC and CTV. There are a lot of quality shows we miss.  Makes no sense.  And even the CBC has a tradition of mocking their liberal heroes and of waving the Maple Leaf flag.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 07:47 | 587449 New_Meat
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sorry, can't happen, CNBS and MSNBC can't afford to lose their viewer.

- Ned

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 07:59 | 587467 lance_manion
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True, but we Canadians cannot stream US content from many American sites either.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 10:48 | 587806 whatsinaname
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Who would you trust regarding gold ? Roubini or Gspan ? Not against gold per se but I'd hate to be front run by former elites when gold has had a multi-year run.

I'd rather get into some downtrodden currencies that yield a lot more..

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:25 | 587169 piceridu
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What happened to that 1957 Greenspan?...sold his soul

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:33 | 587180 Jake Lamotta
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No, he just got old.....

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:56 | 587202 AnonymousAnarchist
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This does a great job of explaining it: Parallel Lives: Liberty or Power?

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 01:54 | 587257 Conrad Murray
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Fuck it.  I'll be damned if Greenspan didn't know what he was doing.  He may go down in history as the enabler of all that is wrong, but I have the unshakable, sneaking suspision that this PoS knew exactly what he was up to.

Alan, on the off chance you read this, and you actually did these things for the reasons I, we, may suppose you did, god bless you.  BUT, if you just want to ride this wave of populist agnst I hope you choke to death on your own spit in your sleep.  If you're a slave to the fascist interests of the US of A, I hope you, and all of your family, die the slowest, most painful death imaginable.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 06:41 | 587392 Treeplanter
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Greenspan said he had no problem with fraud on Wall Street.  Smart but no integrity.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 09:13 | 587553 Johnny Dangereaux
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Conrad, I too have been following Bix. I know he is not crazy, and once you read the comic book, you'll see he's definitely on to something. If AG really wanted to do good, he should have suicide bombed the CFR...then I would for sure believe he's a good guy...

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 09:13 | 587554 Johnny Dangereaux
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Save   Preview   DELETE(?)

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 07:43 | 587444 Turd Ferguson
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Andrea Mitchell sucked the life out of him.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 07:48 | 587450 New_Meat
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married Andrea--and she puts on head scarf for ... ?

- Ned

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 08:35 | 587514 johngaltfla
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His bitch is keeping him in line now.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:32 | 587171 NoVolumeMeltup
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CFR, (are) bitchez.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:34 | 587182 MrVincent
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Greenspan: "Fiat money has no place to go but gold."

Article: "The American people, he asserted in his book, have for the most part 'tolerated the inflation bias as an acceptable cost of the modern welfare state.' "


 A politician or high-ranked member of government can only be honest when they are no longer in power. There is a reason so many of us are demanding a limited government.


Fri, 09/17/2010 - 03:25 | 587299 Bananamerican
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"The American people, he asserted in his book, have for the most part 'tolerated the inflation bias as an acceptable cost of the modern welfare state."


wot a fucker....(can i say "fucker" on ZeroHedge?)

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 09:45 | 587650 snowball777
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How many of you are requesting a limited MIC?

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:40 | 587190 sporb
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Perma-Bear, Ultra-Bear.. how about PermaMonkeyMind?

Sheesh. This blog used to be cutting edge, now it's "far corner of the pub".  Just sayin....

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:45 | 587195 faustian bargain
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Your comment says more about you than about the blog. Just sayin.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 01:15 | 587220 sporb
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A hit! A palpable hit...

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 01:21 | 587227 sporb
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The perma-crash perma-bull thing has lost it's edge, whether it proves to be accurate or not. Just sayin...

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 04:45 | 587325 i.knoknot
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me, being tired of a completely dysfunctional market (and believe me, i am tired of it), doesn't make it any less dysfunctional.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 07:48 | 587452 SWRichmond
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We, outside the halls of corrupted power where decisions are made that turn our economy, our markets and, in the process, our lives into little more than shallow shells or ghosts of no substance, rail against the charade of big government, controlled markets, fiat currency-thingies, and the useful idiots that are our "elected officials".  We know what a genuine free market can do, warts and all, for the lives of folks big, medium, and little.  We want our goddamned capital markets back.  We want our goddamned economy unleashed.  We want real money.  We build a case that is devastatingly clear, we convince the fence-sitters, we prepare for the time when we can rebuild.  We know it's coming.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 08:20 | 587494 Virginian
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God bless ya', SW! That's the goal - restoring the system that we have allowed over the years to atrophy into something that serves only the interests of a very few. The tree of liberty is thirsty....

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 10:31 | 587763 Maniac Researcher
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I don't see bringing up Ayn Rand as a huge help in bringing in "fence-sitters." Atlas Shrugged is just as absolutist in its world view as Das Kapital. Sounds more like consolidating your base. I suppose you can always construct a "We" with a few platitudes, but I personally don't see this current conversation as all that productive - other than allowing people to let off steam about the economy.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 13:25 | 588159 SWRichmond
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Then it is no more or less productive than your comment above, yet you chose to make it; why? 

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 21:37 | 589000 Maniac Researcher
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Aww, did I hurt your feelings, Richmond? Because only the most productive comments ever get made on Zero Hedge -- I mean, jeez.. I should probably be ashamed of myself! Perhaps I should just post some poorly photoshopped bikini photos to add legitimacy to the discussion and the website, no?

Did you know that after completing Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand went into a deep depression because she realized she could never match the integrity of her fictional character John Galt? True story. Do you also hold the world to an unrealistic standard? ( hoping anyone outside of your embittered community gives a shit about such insipid dogma?)

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 22:44 | 589073 SWRichmond
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Hurt feelings, at ZH?  You gotta be shitting me.

Just enjoyed pointing out your own lapse and thought I'd inquire about why you stooped so low.

Sat, 09/18/2010 - 00:18 | 589167 Maniac Researcher
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....if by lapse you mean ignoring my critique, then yes.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 07:22 | 587423 MsCreant
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I don't see you offering us any "edge." 

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 10:05 | 587700 grunion
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That's because SW Richmond can be one hell of a rough neighborhood.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 12:57 | 588094 MsCreant
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I was being a bitch to sporb. The comments can be hard to track.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:46 | 587197 enobittep
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Yes, sold his soul.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 06:50 | 587399 Miss Expectations
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For what?  Federal Reserve Notes that he could print himself? Circular.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 16:42 | 588537 reave the sheeple
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To devalue gold, all while scooping it up at firesale prices with freshly printed FRNs?


Gotta pay for your retirement somehow...

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:55 | 587201 bigkahuna
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When this run on commodities finally happens, I think it will be fast. I don't know how effective it will be in bringing down fiat though. We all know that through money creation, the fed itself has been securing all manner of assets on it's own balance sheets to include treasuries and through it's proxies (or perhaps directly) stocks. At some point the fed will be able to hold these fiat based assets at a baseline if it so chooses, even in the face of a run. IMO they will then be able to hold the federal government over a barrel-if they are not doing it already. Our dictator is the Federal Reserve Bank. What they want is what they will get. I suspect that this alone is the reason that the whole system has not already come down. Not because of any robustness in our currency or economy. Perhaps the Chinese government is the only entity that could throw it off track sooner--and perhaps the reason they have not is because they know that every second the system runs as it is takes the "world's super power" closer to a truly fatal and non-recoverable destruction-rather than a depression lasting a few years.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 01:13 | 587215 Temporalist
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It's funny but perhaps the Chinese just don't care.  They don't spend their money on useless wars, they just sit patiently and watch the U.S. overextend itself, use their money for intellectual piracy and counter intelligence instead of empire building and policing the world, and keep producing goods for the rest of the world including now being the largest producer of Au.

If anyone has forgotten, China is much older than the U.S. and most other countries and cultures.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 01:31 | 587239 eigenvalue
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The Chinese don't spend their money on useless wars but waste it on meaningless projects, houses and infrastructure.

Beware of China. It is a huge time bomb. It is Japan in the 1980s times 1000. China is producing its goods at the expense of the environment and social stability. One survey says 90% of the rivers in China are polluted. The Chinese government spends more on securing social security than national defence. That means the Chinese government has to deal with numerous social riots every year!!!

China is a large gold producer but also a net importer as far as I know.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 03:33 | 587300 Bananamerican
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Ya. I don't buy this whole "China will clean our clocks" line....They've had thousands of years to get their shit together and you wanna tell me that ChiComn Kapitalism represents the omphalos of that history?

I'll bet THEY blow FIRST....I'm sensing a low thread count moment in the denim facade of their great leap forward

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 06:45 | 587395 Treeplanter
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Agree.  They are still a totalitarian dictatorship.  They don't realize how much this retards their progress.  Internal problems will trump their global ambitions.

Fri, 09/17/2010 - 07:52 | 587457 SWRichmond
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Everything you just said applies to the U.S. almost equally.  CONgress surely doesn't realize how much their meddling retards our progress.  Internal problems are right now in the proicess of trumping our global ambitions.  We are a nearly total dictatorship; wait until the first sign of genuine internal trouble to see what I mean.  "Restore the Constitution" movements are now considered "terrorism."

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