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Guest Post: Biggest Market Rigger Is Government Itself

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Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:12 | 1255284 oogs66
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They are horrified about what they'd find if they investigated themselves

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:37 | 1255383 GoldSilverDoc
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Perma-tan Blumenthal.

What a joke.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:10 | 1255288 Hephasteus
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May 21st is supposedly judgement day. That's gaining alot of steam.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:14 | 1255298 ZeroPower
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First time i hear of this..

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:34 | 1255372 Crisismode
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Who is the judge?

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:17 | 1255554 Whatta
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I think it's Paula Abdul?

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 12:30 | 1255886 Hephasteus
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I think it's simon not paula abdul.

Look. I didn't invent this drivel shit. I'm saying it's gaining steam. The guy predicted this shit before and it was wrong. He is taking another dart throw.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 16:44 | 1256845 RockyRacoon
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What the HELL are you talking about?  Who... predicted what?

I think yer basketti done fell off the wall.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:46 | 1255410 BoNeSxxx
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What is the point of a two sentence amiguous post like this?  Are you conveying real intel about the markets here or spewing some Jehovah Witness drivel?

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:47 | 1255427 Diogenes
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Nut religion drivel.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:19 | 1255548 PrDtR
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YOU.. better get saved.. atheists are coming back from death reporting they saw.. H  E   L    L!

Who you gonna beleve.. the guy here calling it drivel OR the die hard ATHEIST who is seen on video "crying" about what they saw.. OPEN YOUR EYES.. its ALL related..

www.youtube.com/amgineco  .. see playlist: "Religion -Former Atheists"



Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:37 | 1255641 ThisIsBob
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Savings are down, I believe.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 12:16 | 1255815 cranky-old-geezer
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Seems I know WAY better what the bible says than you do, and it says NOTHING about an "ever-burning hell", NOR does it say ANYTHING about "getting saved", it clearly says there are NO guarantees.

So take your "christian" BULLSHIT somewhere else, we're not buying.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 13:33 | 1256068 Dr. Acula
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>YOU.. better get saved.. atheists are coming back from death reporting they saw.. H  E   L    L!

Or instead of listening to anecdotes about people's acid trips, consider this:




  Department of Philosophy, Oxford University


Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:13 | 1255532 Missing_Link
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May 21 is a *SATURDAY*.  Markets are closed that day.

So unless you're literally referring to the Four Horsemen of the Apocalpyse, I'm pretty sure the markets won't be doing much that day.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:15 | 1255544 serotonindumptruck
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See you on May 22nd.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:12 | 1255300 TruthInSunshine
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The Ben Bernank & The William Dudley want more debt slaves. 'Don't be afraid, debt slave sheeple - borrowing from banks to pay for what you can't afford to buy absent credit is good for you, us, the economy, and Keynesianism.'


05-09 10:01: Fed says US household debt increases 0.3% in first quarter, sees greater willingness of banks to lend
Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:31 | 1255359 longhardbull
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They always win, not this time

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 13:52 | 1256140 TruthInSunshine
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They rarely win, Cochise.

Think of all the central bank and sovereign sponsored moments of spectacular failures, many and incredibly, throughout history.

They are full of fail.

The Bernank will be but the latest footnote under Merriam-Webster's definition for fail. He already garned a significant note for the efforts of the 'Bernanke Put' in 2007 (which not only failed to save the 'markets,' but saw them implode).

Bernanke will swing and miss, again and again.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:16 | 1255303 JustPrintMoreDuh
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With leaders like these, who needs organized crime?

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:49 | 1255723 Urban Redneck
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Blumenthal and Courtney are the sole property of the Connecticut Hedge Fund Mafia.  Their calls for investigation will go nowhere and very existence of organized crime can be denied. 

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:15 | 1255307 RobotTrader
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Looks like TPTB is still buying retail stocks.

Ross Stores, Costco, Abercrombie, Limited Brands, Whole Foods, etc. on the verge of breaking out to new highs as we speak.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:30 | 1255353 SheepDog-One
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Too bad youre only an onlooker commentator.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:23 | 1255507 Bay of Pigs
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Hey Robot,

Chris Powell is a friend of mine and you couldn't carry his jockstrap in a debate on this subject. No wonder you throw out meaningless shit in an attempt to hijack the thread.

Silver up almost $5 since friday. We see $40 and then you're bullish again right? 

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:32 | 1255628 gjp
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Today it's all about Amazon, with high volume as they attempt to print a new high on this margin-free, tax-dodging retailer of (usually foreign-made) products to the overindebted and up-to-their-eyeballs-in-stuff consumer.  100x earnings for that?  Hey, why not?

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 12:38 | 1255906 Sophist Economicus
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tax-dodging retailer of (usually foreign-made)


Wow!   New speaking points being issued at union halls and state tax collection agencies

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:16 | 1255311 lynnybee
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basically, i'm in heart failure about all the shit i'm learning !    it's all so outrageous !   when & where is the revolution ?   ...... rigging of all markets / false flag events / lying ....... here's what's got me all in a tither today ~~ it's all TREASON !   These people need to be hunted down & put in prison ...... OR WORSE !



Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:33 | 1255370 SheepDog-One
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Thats why theres the daily 3 ring circus clown show, to keep the new middle class food stamp and unemployment crowd placated a bit longer...just bread and circuses for the idiots till SHTF!

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:51 | 1255431 HoofHearted
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lynnybee, you really may not want to watch "V for Vendetta." It was a dose of cold water like "The Matrix." I'm just waiting for the next Guy Fawkes and upset that I don't have what it takes to be him. We need the revolution and certain terrorists like Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and Thomas Paine would likely agree.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:22 | 1255565 Vendetta
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Mon, 05/09/2011 - 13:50 | 1256108 Dr. Acula
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>We need the revolution and certain terrorists like Thomas Jefferson, Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and Thomas Paine would likely agree.

These guys helped install our current system of subjugation and yet you revere them as heroes.

Read Rothbard.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:54 | 1255462 samsara
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keep your powder dry Lynny

For every season...

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:56 | 1255475 Manthong
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I vote for "or worse".

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:59 | 1255485 Diogenes
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Read Matt Taibbi's stuff if you want to know what is going on in the financial arena. Things have gotten to the point where there is no turning back and no cure. All we can do is secure our own future and our families.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 15:50 | 1256634 gall batter
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heard a Taibbi interview that aired at the end of April.  he said that Americans are used to the level of corruption and feel powerless.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:06 | 1255513 PrDtR
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You are correct.. it is OUTRAGEOUS, and it gets more outrageous each passing day where NOTHING is done about the rigging, the dark pools, the hidden hand of the FED.. this private bank should be raided AND audited immediately.. how many criminals hide behind this false public institution?


Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:15 | 1255541 SwingForce
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I like the T word, it fits Henry Paulson.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:17 | 1255316 mrdenis
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Our Government has a crack team on this ...look at who got Bin Laden ...http://i.imgur.com/VWuwQ.jpg

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:25 | 1255342 The Third Man
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Yes, our team on crack.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:30 | 1255350 The Third Man
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If what Panetta said is true...that there is no video feed on the military operation...then what the hell are they watching? Reruns of Dancing with the Stars?

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:51 | 1255436 Clampit
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Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:21 | 1255319 youngman
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its really shows you how stupid they are for even thinking this...or how big a liars they are...they don´t think their policies have ANY effect on oil consumption...prices..production...importation...they really think they sit on pedestals and rule the world don´t they

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:26 | 1255338 disabledvet
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yes they do.  it is their job of course--to THINK they rule the world.  our job is different of course.  nice pic btw--is that "take my wife PLEASE" Youngman?

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:24 | 1255326 RobotTrader
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Now TPTB are pushing tech stocks again via its MarketWatch conduit.

AAPL to be the next $2 trillion company???  Why not $3 trillion?

LOL....I'm not making this up..

"The basic math: Last quarter, Apple’s earnings growth was about 90%
year-over-year. That means, according to many common theories of how you
value a company, that it’s not unreasonable for Apple to trade for 90
times earnings. In the past 12 months the company earned $20 billion.
Ninety times that is $1.8 trillion. We know they are going to grow
earnings. Heck, they might grow 90% again. That might even imply a $3
trillion market capitalization."


Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:39 | 1255394 Don Birnam
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MW ( a cog in the Dow Jones financial media apparatus, along with "Barron's" ) has unabashedly jumped the shark on this one; a jump of such a magnitude it rates admission to the Pantheon of Absurdities with Arthur Fonzarelli, Cramer and "Winners of the New World," and the reigning Pontifex Maximus of Top-calling Priests, Jim Glassman with his "Dow 36,000."

The top is in, or very nearly so.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:21 | 1255328 DaveyJones
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speculators, the new terrorists. Even when there's no connection, it's their fault

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 11:02 | 1255488 mayhem_korner
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If all you have is a hammer...everything looks like a nail.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:21 | 1255330 lynnybee
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....liars, scammers, deceivers .... an honest person doesn't even have a chance of surviving in America anymore !    my dad was as honest as the day & taught me the same .    i want them all gone , we need a clean sweep to get rid of these lying, awful people !  LIARS & SCAMMERS !

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 10:37 | 1255386 AbandonShip
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We hear ya Bee.   Feels good to vent hear, right? Kinda therapuetic.

Congress and the President are in charge of fixing these problems. They can come up with root causes, excuses and scapegoats all day BUT THESE ELECTED OFFICIALS are responsible for fixing it. And based on that criteria, they get an F

Time for change (again).  (And perhaps time to look for a new place to live entirely as I'm beginning to think this mess is un-fixable.  Call me un-American if you will.)

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