Guest Post: The Road to Madness Is Paved With $100 Bills

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Mon, 01/31/2011 - 21:58 | 922454 Id fight Gandhi
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Why did we discontinue the grover clevelands again? We need a higher bill than the 100

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 22:15 | 922500 ipud
Tue, 02/01/2011 - 00:21 | 922797 TruthInSunshine
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larry kudlow blames the fed for food riots


Sonofabitch. Kudlow and I are allies, now. Whodathunkit?

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 00:22 | 922799 Quixotic_Not
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Beware of misinformation ministers working for the enemy...sometimes they use a little truth to lull you into complacency.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 01:30 | 922905 RockyRacoon
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Kudlow blows in the wind of the latest thought fad.

Or, maybe he just does blow.  Who knows?

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:57 | 923383 chumbawamba
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Mon, 01/31/2011 - 22:27 | 922522 The 22nd Prime
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In the 80s some of the swinging dicks I knew carried Grovers for show.

I doubt they're carrying Kruggers now.


Mon, 01/31/2011 - 23:11 | 922635 Thomas
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They want less cash not more. In fact, they want no cash so they can (1) track every transaction, and (2) charge a fee on every transaction. A cashless society will be oppressive.

As to Bernanke, we will call him Lee Harvey Bernanke.

PS-Can you throw me easier math problems? The ones I'm getting seem to demand linear lalgebra, which I long-since forgot.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 23:14 | 922649 Temporalist
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But the AAPL fans think purchasing everything via their smartphones is how the cool people do they must be right.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 07:06 | 923103 steveo
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Amazing that people don't see the danger in this.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 13:04 | 924066 BigJim
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I think fears of the cashless society are probably overblown. Middling bureaucrats love the idea, but our glorious leaders want to be able to buy and sell out of the public eye, for their own nefarious reasons.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:00 | 923133 Surly1
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Pretty soon every transaction will recorded via the chip embedded in your neck. Ah, the convenience.

"For everything else, there's a Verichip."

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 02:59 | 923012 Zyroh
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because he didn't support the idea of a central bank.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 05:45 | 923079 critical_mass_soon
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why not just go straight to endgame and make our own 100,000,000,000,000 note like zimbabwe!

Its like albert said, "there are only two things that are infinate, the universe and man's stupidity"

the time is coming, prepare accordingly.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 07:23 | 923115 vinayPandey
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and he wasnt sure bout the first one

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 07:00 | 923099 bigelkhorn
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I have bank troubles already. i walked in today, and
they kept asking why I need to take out 5k...what a Joke.

I am getting nervous that this collapse is going to come quickly.

Here is an interesting economic report for 2011. I have been following these guys for a while and they are good.

Check out their latest report here ==>

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:40 | 923521 MilleniumJane
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Why did we discontinue the grover clevelands again? We need a higher bill than the 100

Yeah, I dig that.  Let's nominate all the modern presidents who pushed us relentlessly to Third World status...Nixon for taking us off the gold standard, Reagan for busting the unions and deregulating Wall Street, Bush Sr, Bush Jr, oh and let's not forget Slick Willy for repealing Glass-Steagall.  Lastly, I nominate Barry Obama for the $1,000,000 bill for being such a dumbass and trusting the multiple JPMChase-GS-GE alumni whose advice is so much horseshit in the rain.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 22:04 | 922469 Sokhmate
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genuine question: is the Bernank working alone, ie single handedly spelling the financial sorcery, or is his hands tied, or hips joined, with other entitties? genuine question.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 22:43 | 922562 Cognitive Dissonance
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The Bernank is the front man, the people's puppet if you will, who is playing/conducting a 100 piece orchestra. He was specifically selected because he would follow this path.

BTW if The Bernank is insane, and I firmly believe he is, we are all insane.....which I also firmly believe.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 22:54 | 922593 New World Chaos
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Yes.  This insanity is what it is like to be living in a Matrix created by the collective consciousness of the oligarchy.  There is nothing truly supernatural about a collective consciousness, just as there is nothing truly supernatural about neurons creating a mind.  What I am saying is that there is at least one more larger mind, one level of reality up from us.  This mind seeks to bind the world in eternal ignorance and servitude.  America has interfered with its evil plans more than once, so it seeks to annihilate us once and for all.  That is why we are being screwed from all directions.  There are no coincidences. 

BTW, I think this hive mind is at least as old as Rome.  Rome is where it learned the first rule of being a parasite:  Don't kill the host.  A fragment of its consciousness survived in Venice and in then spread out to Europe and the rest of the world.  The wiser ancients knew of its existence.  They called it Satan.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 23:21 | 922668 sschu
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They called it Satan.

Yes, there is no other explanation, I agree.  Below is a quote I plagarized from a fellow ZHer, I think it captures the world today.

"Just look at us. Everything is backwards. Everything is upside-down. Doctors destroy health, lawyers destroy justice, universities destroy knowledge, governments destroy freedom, the major media destroy information, and religion destroys spirituality."---Michael Ellner


Tue, 02/01/2011 - 00:49 | 922762 New World Chaos
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"And ye shall know them by their fruits"...  These are the fruits of the Prince of Lies.  Corrupting religion was a major coup, but the Catholic Church left itself wide open by having an oligarchical structure (a hierarchical, secretive religion with the blessings of the state).  Even now, look how America's Christian fundamentalists are Satan's loyal stormtroopers- fighting his wars, supporting his police state, spreading his hate, etc.  I think he likes to savour their souls as their smugness turns to horror when they realize how they have been played.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 04:59 | 923071 Bananamerican
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I like the way you think brother....

ever read "People of the Lie"?

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:46 | 923190 The Profit Prophet
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...perhaps the most misguided statement I have ever read on this site.....

Another equally accurate phrase that could be added to Mr. Ellner's rather ingenious observations is the following:  "and the evil will see themselves as blessed, and the blessed as evil".

Perhaps you should have a long hard look in the mirror my friend and ask yourself the following question: as misguided as some of their actions may seem to be, is it really the people who pray for man's salvation and make personal sacrifices to God who are Satan's minions.....???

Wake up friend!  

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:01 | 923605 MilleniumJane
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I grew up in a conservative Christian household but have become more of an agnostic over the years.  I believe that Satan is a personification of humanities' base desires and our struggles to contain them.  My sister and I were taught that Satan is subtle, deceitful and as the prince of this world, could cloak himself any way he wanted to.  Some of the most shocking scandals in our modern age have exposed the immorality of priests and clergy.  The sex scandals, pedophilia, theft of money, pornography...just because one is saved does not mean one is exempt from the devil's temptations.  The ultimate goal of religion and sprituality, I think, is to become conscious of these desires and their influences on ourselves and the world.


Tue, 02/01/2011 - 14:51 | 924509 The Profit Prophet
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So I guess your argument is that because you have witnessed human frailty and hypocracy in organized religion, you have turned away from God.

In other words....Satan has won you!  Congratulations on making the power of your own intellect your God.

And thanks for making my point for me.

T.E.I.N. everyone! 

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 22:44 | 926089 New World Chaos
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Not just fundamentalists.  All control freaks, and almost everyone in a position of power.  Those who are devout and do not seek desire power and control are on God's side.  Also have to understand that everyone serves the Devil sometimes.  The trick is identifying when, and then resisting. Like Millenium Jane said.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:04 | 923233 blindfaith
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the collective mind set is the evil, there is no entity "Satan" driving any actions of man...just man himself.

We create supernatural entitiesto explain what we can't reason out for happening, for being, for blaming, for celebrating.  It is and has always been MEN who create what other men perceive as "good" or "evil".  The idea of some kind of "reward" for doing the 'enity's' work or bidding, is far far more powerful than doing it for another man.  The same holds true for corporations and governments...and of course the the founding father of the power which is religion.


Now, who is the person junking all the posts on this page?  Someone from FOX, CNBC, or Goldman?

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:05 | 923406 chumbawamba
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Not belieiving in Satan is as dumb as believing in God.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 10:37 | 923516 HoofHearted
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"The greatest trick the devil ever played is convincing man he doesn't exist."

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 11:15 | 923664 MilleniumJane
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Yup, someone is definitely on a junk-a-thon.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 00:04 | 922773 Oracle of Kypseli
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I repeat: Bernanke's only prayer is a new ice age. If he doesn't get there, he will pull the trigger of his own Glock 40. Templar shot at an upward 33 degree angle which will blow both lobes away and leave a mess for his maid to deal with.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 08:43 | 923186 whatz that smell
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darth greenspan called it "creative destruction".

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:29 | 923320 Pope Clement
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Mon, 01/31/2011 - 23:24 | 922680 serotonindumptruck
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I enjoyed your post. The simile and metaphor come together well.

Your point regarding this overmind, or elevated sentience that would seek to control us all with nefarious and malicious intent intrigues me. Perhaps our perceptions of reality are narrow enough so that those same perceptions can be influenced and manipulated, imposing compliance and passivity on to the herd collective.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 23:48 | 922739 New World Chaos
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The Overmind has many more neural pathways than the average human, therefore most people's only real degrees of "freedom" are those that don't matter:  Obama or McCain?  Pepsi or Coke?  Kardashians or Dancing with the Stars?  The Matrix really coalesced quite well after all the media mega-mergers financed by Wall Street.  I bet they put quite a few conditions on rolling those loans.  Plus everyone wants to mortgage their future with non-dischargeable debt in exchange for four years of socialist brainwashing that destroys critical thinking skills in general and individualism in particular.  Yeah, I smell a Satanic plot.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 23:58 | 922766 serotonindumptruck
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The ultimate mechanism of control exists through the application of fear and the covert threat of violence.

You will obey.

You will comply.

Or we will kill you. 

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 00:20 | 922791 New World Chaos
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Ayn Rand:

Paper is a mortgage on wealth that does not exist, backed by a gun aimed at those who are expected to produce it. Paper is a check drawn by legal looters upon an account which is not theirs: upon the virtue of the victims. Watch for the day when it bounces, marked: 'Account Overdrawn.'

I think she also said something resembling "At the bottom of every stack of regulations you will find the robber's gun".

BTW, I think this hive mind has spread far beyond the elite.  Law, court precedents, bureaucratic structures, paper securities, prisons, the military-industrial complex and stupid thug cops have all been assimilated into its substrate.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 00:41 | 922835 serotonindumptruck
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"...I think this hive mind has spread far beyond the elite.  Law, court precedents, bureaucratic structures, paper securities, prisons, the military-industrial complex and stupid thug cops have all been assimilated into its substrate."

Nice to see another who has been fully awakened and is completely aware.

There seems to be many such kindred spirits here at ZH.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 00:46 | 922838 Quixotic_Not
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...have all been assimilated into its substrate.

Funny how violent tribes attract sociopaths likes flies to crap, isn't it?

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 01:30 | 922898 New World Chaos
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The hive mind tills the soil for itself by creating a system that gives sociopaths their routes to power, fun, and Darwinian advantage.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 02:09 | 922956 Oh regional Indian
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Very well said NWC. All the way upthread.

Here in India, the sowing, reaping cycle of sociopathy is an open secret. The criminal underclass has the reigns of power at the local level. The elite criminal overclass has control at the national level.

They do a nice tango and the country is a mess as a result.

In the US, I think people started believing their own white-wash propaganda of greatest, cleanest nation. But in my time there, the level of apathy and socio-apathy were stunning. 

The cops were awful for the most part. Thin veneer of decency. Especially towards us Immigrantes! 

Clearly the cycle, much like abused soil, has or is fast coming to an end.

About time, about turn.


Tue, 02/01/2011 - 02:12 | 922963 Quixotic_Not
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Well, India does have a nice caste system over there, how's that working for you?

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 07:48 | 923128 Oh regional Indian
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Very well Quixotic. Very well thanks.

Just by the way....when were you in india last? or are you an armchair two-rist?

I suspect the latter.


Tue, 02/01/2011 - 02:28 | 922981 New World Chaos
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Sorry about your treatment at the hands of America's finest.  I despise the pigs.  When the system collapses and they are paid in worthless currency, they will become the most ruthless gangsters out there.

Besides the lives they ruin directly, cops dance the sociopathic tango by letting some violent sociopaths go free so that the sheeple will support a bigger, nastier police state.  They need the crimminal underclass as much as the elites do.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 02:43 | 923000 WaterWings
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Great posts. It makes perfect sense. The concentration of great evil indicates something(one) behind the scenes. To reject the idea of its existence would be its greatest triumph. Confusion reigns, darkness intensifies.

Tue, 02/01/2011 - 05:16 | 923074 Bananamerican
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"The hive mind tills the soil for itself by creating a system that gives sociopaths their routes to power"

As man created god in his image, so too, Satan. Heaven and hell are just metaphors for potential human systems with hell providing the quickest/easiest/most self-defeating and least sustainable  path to "happiness".....The idea of human "Power" itself is an illusion.....ask Mubarak...ask a banker in the year 2017 if you can find an admitted one...

Sociopaths "take" power by taking advantage. They cheat, they destroy.....Why? Because it's EASY. Fool's gold.


Tue, 02/01/2011 - 09:25 | 923307 pazmaker
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Indian I appreciate many of your post and understand your dislike of a apathetic plastic culture, but believing in how one should focus on their world how they can make it better, sometimes it is better to start at home before saving the world.

How about starting here:


3 million indigenous rat-catching tribals in India suffer from poverty through use of an inefficient and hazardous traditional rat-catching method. New technology/plan is safer and more profitable.


Tue, 02/01/2011 - 07:00 | 923098 Wynn
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Q:   Why is there so much suffering in the world?
M:  Selfishness is the cause of suffering. There is no other cause.


That one sentence explains every problem in the world, but most people can't/won't see it. First, the word selfish means much more than just being greedy, it describes the persuasive idea of believing you are separate from the world. Then, failure to understand the true nature of the ego causes people to miss what is real.

Two more quotes worth considering: "What you think - you become" & "The mind makes a good slave, but a terrible master".


Of course, ZH is not the proper venue for these type sentiments, but perhaps when the exising paradigm falls down, people will re-evaluate their old belief systems.

Mon, 01/31/2011 - 23:52 | 922751 Dr o love
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