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Marc Faber's Most Provocative Interview Ever: Compares Obama To A Prostitute, Goes Long Treasurys

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Earlier, Marc Faber appeared on Bloomberg TV, in what may go down in history as his most scandalous interview ever. When asked, in advance of the SOTU address, what he thinks of the president, Faber, who appears to have had enough with all the bullshit, propaganda, and lies, replies: "I think he's done a horrible job and I think that will continue, I think he is a dishonest person, and nothing has changed... Some politicians are more honest than others. I don't think that I have a very high regard for politicians, I have a high regard for businessmen and for people who work, and not for people who abuse the system continuously. And in comparison to other politicians, I think he came in on a platform as a president that would want to change the government in Washington, and actually he's made it worse... We foreigners, we just laugh at someone like Mr. Obama. I was very critical of Mr. Bush, but at least he had one line and he stuck to that line, and at least he set out to do a thing and he was relatively straight on the thing that he did. He may have been wrong, but at least he didn't change his mind continuously, and didn't prostitute himself." If nothing else, how many other people do you know who will compare, in front of a live Bloomberg audience, the president of the formerly greatest country in the world to a whore?

As for what Faber thinks the real state of the union address should be, he says:

"I think what should happen in the US is for the president to tell the US, you have to tighten your belts. 'We have to go through hard times for 5 years to repair the damage that was committed over 20-25 years by the Federal Reserve, by the Treasury, by the politicians, and somebody has to tell the truth. But the politicians keep on fueling the illusion that you can spend yourself out of the misery, and that by printing money you will improve the economy, which is not the case."

On the topic of the Fed and relative performance:

You don't know. Maybe [Bernanke] will resign. After he sees the disaster he has created he may resign. Or he may be disposed, who knows. But all i want to say is in terms of investments we have a very interesting situation, because from the March lows, the EM universe has performed fantastically well, and industrial commodities have done fantastically well, and the US has underperformed everything. And now we have a change: the US may outperform, it may not go up, but may go down less than emerging markets.

On his latest opinion on Treasurys

In the long-run, for sure US Treasurys and most government bonds are a suicidal investment. But as a shorter-term timeframe, and I think for the next three months or so, I think we have a situation where stock markets have become very overbought, and emerging markets in January, most of them failed to make new highs above the November, December highs, and recently some of them have sold off very considerably, plus the Chinese market is giving you a signal that something is not right in the Chinese economy, because it is going down. For the next three months you have to shift out of the Emerging Markets, they may correct 20-30%, out of industrial commodities, on a relative basis. And I think the sentiment, just recently, was overly optimistic on the reflation trade, and overly negative about treasury bonds, so treasury bonds right now are oversold, and as of tonight I got the buy signal on US Treasurys. I think Treasury are the best place for the next 3 months, as is the US dollar. I think a correction is coming in the range of 10% in the S&P and 20-30% in the emerging markets.

On all the current batch of Davos participants:

I dont think the 'thinkers' are in Davos. I think it's a group of liars, and people that go along with the system, and perpetuate fraud and abuse, and dubious practices in the financial system.

As for what he thinks of Keynesianism, and gold, well, we'll just let you hear that for yourselves.

 


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Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:03 | Link to Comment sellstop
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I wonder if Faber is losing money lately.

 

gh

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:05 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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 r u wearing obama pajamas

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:51 | Link to Comment Haywood Jablowme
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Obama will go down as probably the worst president in US history.  Worst than Carter.  Worse than Woodrow Wilson who sold out to the banking cartel and got their fed ball rolling.

The elitists are laughing their cashmere socks off seeing how they made the first "black" US President their little water boy. 

Ahhhhhh.... 

Gotta love seeing these videos on days such as this.  Look at all the fucking idiots....so eager to "believe" and throw all their trust in someone they know nothing about instead of taking a little time to educate themselves to determine who's behind the curtain.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P36x8rTb3jI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJfGx4G8tjo

I applaud you, the world's banking elite, for such brilliant and calculated moves.  You are truly a worthy adversary.

Extend the NFL season.  Flip through your xfinity channels with the touch of your iPad.  32 million on food stamps.  Breads & circuses.  Breads & circuses.  Encore!

Yes Miss Daisy.  Yes'm.

Bravo Mr. Faber!  Bravo!

 

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:16 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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I haven unbroken track record in this regard.   I've been saying every four years, since Kennedy  was in office, that next President can't be as bad as the current President.  I've been wrong every time.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:23 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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You all should have voted for Ralph Nader while you had the chance(s)... what? Like you say: it's not like it could have been worse.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:24 | Link to Comment LowProfile
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Oh yeah, because a top down Socialist government for a country as diverse as the USA is clearly the solution...

WTF?!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:59 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:10 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 02:43 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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"If you're figurin' on...on trying to take away my cave and all my supplies...well think again; it's mine: I have a receipt..."

Priceless!

So Hard Done By.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVuDTxvHK3k

Regards

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 04:04 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
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Let me get back to where I come from., Been a long time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owmrpWyTdxQ

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 04:22 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 04:53 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:47 | Link to Comment Hephasteus
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 06:40 | Link to Comment ED
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Well, thank God for that. Comparing a prostitute to Obama would have just been obcene

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:50 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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The prostitute works for a living, Obama is just a puppet reading scripts off the teleprompter.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 04:26 | Link to Comment Rusty Shorts
Fri, 01/28/2011 - 17:58 | Link to Comment Titus
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+1

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:29 | Link to Comment wisefool
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+1. We'd all be living in 30% less house,  but it was Chinese drywall anyway. abortion would be available at the McDonald's drive through. SUVs would be outlawed.

But on the plus side, Ralph would not have taken any shit from china or the TBTF including Government motors and their MAD union bosses. 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:04 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Not without some serious concessions, anyway.

@ LowProfile: 'Socialist'? <sigh> Hardly, mb by Ronald Raygun's "Socialism for the Wealthy" broken record standard; you need a new dictionary, that Webster's collegiate you're clinging to is getting a little dog-eared and is woefully out-dated. Welcome to the new millenium! (you're a few years late, unfortunately)

Ralph has 4 decades (count 'em!) of wins booked for mainstreet, kix the ass of your current anodyne's 'Hope For Spare Change' CV. Or the "Free for those who can afford it, very expensive for those who can't" Patriot Act crowd.

Mr. Nader has been doing his part to get the lead out of your water and into your plutocr... nm. Carry on tweeting the thrilling purchase of your next pair of Chinese made shoelaces while you pick up your shrunken dollar-fifty-nine menu burger.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:04 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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The last substantial thing Ralph did,hmmm.. Oh yeah, he saved the world from the corvair.   Well gosh yeah lets make him POTUS.. Makes about as much sense as voting in a guy whoe refused and refuses to this day to release his college transcripts, oh wait we did that too.. Never mind..

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:14 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Freedom of Information Act. Clean Drinking Water Act... do I really need to continue?

Makes a helluva lot more sense that voting in a B-grade actor, or a long line of little boys who like poking sticks in hornets' nests worldwide, IMHO.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:22 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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Your right a community activist is just what we need.. Well one more at least.  Get real, leaders are required not some dude in a cheap suit pushing consumer protection laws.  Yep, a few things he advocated, never actually had to put his ass on the line and vote for were mildly helpful.  Make him POTUS as a result, lol..

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 02:57 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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I repeat: as opposed to...?

Perhaps you have some examples of these 'Great Leaders'. Stalin sure sounds like your kinda guy, he definitely 'got things done', though the suit was all military. Lloyd Blankfein would be your cup o' tea perhaps? He's got some glad rags. Yah that's definitely what America needs, another round of well-dressed plutocrats... accomplished 'activists' <snort> damn hippies.

Oop, I said 'Stalin'. Quick, someone play the misnomed 'Socialist' card.

Those wins Ralph has posted benefited/continue to benefit ALL Americans, not just your hometown 'community' of Seedsville.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 11:34 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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 I don't like Ralph so ergo Stalin and Blankfein are my guys..  Rub some patchouli oil on the affected area (between your ears) and go away..

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 12:16 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Seemed like natural fits considering your desire for ' great leaders' dressed in the height of fashion; you were complaining about Ralph's wardrobe, and concluded 'ergo' that that, combined with his ability to successfully lobby for legislation that has actually benefited mainstreet, would make him a bad POTUS.

See what I did there?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO4cqJ5IGro

"What's that you  got on your face... see how that works?"

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 12:23 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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A slave plantation in your socialist mold seems like a natural fit for you.  Ralph is a dyed in the wool socialist which is perhaps fine for you not for me. Does not mean I want totalitarian despots, no matter your tortuous fallacies, you know that is the socialist dream not the conservative dream.  Self determination with a limited government is our dream not the top down nanny state of your nihilist end game.  Try reading Ralphs positions below from his interview in Socialism Today maybe that will clear the webs..

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 12:40 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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...for thick old soddy you.

Though I for one am certainly not holding my breath.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 02:49 | Link to Comment midtowng
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Most people that criticize Nader have no idea what he's actually done, and most of those people don't care to learn.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 11:50 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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I feel sorry for you if you do not know more.  Here is an article from Socialism Today featuring Ralph that should get you right up to speed on Ralphie.

http://www.socialismtoday.org/50/nader.html

An excerpt:

"Thus he speaks of mobilising 'civic power' to redirect tax dollars to social needs. He advocates using state control of public lands (a third of US land) for the public interest, and taking control of $5 trillion of workers' pension funds to use in the interests of working people.

Nader advocates building more institutions "that allow us to band together vis-à-vis banks, insurance companies, HMOs [health maintenance organisations], cable companies, landlords, all of these can be done".

He envisages social change through "building new political power, new economic power, new media power, new civic power for all Americans; only by doing that are we going to turn around the headlong rush into systemic and institutionalised injustice shortchanging the lives of future generations and damaging the lives of present generations. This is why I am running". (Speech to the annual convention of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, 11 July)

 

 

This is a radical, populist message; it envisages social progress through the radical democratisation of capitalism."

Sound peachy, taking private pensions,using state land properly (WTH) and banding us together, common denominator time mmm, kumbaya baby, kumbaya.. Rub some patchouli right here Ralph.

Does Ralph dislike Kleptocratic corporatism, yes just as do I, our similarities end there.  The devil is in the details and I don't like his details that according to the dull socialist tool above apparently makes me a Stalin fan..

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Appy polly logies if my being blunt hurt your delicate sensibilities. My suggestions for leaders fit the criteria you seem to value most. I admit it was conjecture based only on your short comments ignorantly denigrating Ralph.

 Congratz for going as far as you have in educating yourself! Your interpretation needs some work, mind you. Keep at it, you might get somewhere someday!

Lloyd B. in fancy dress is still not off the table as one of your favourites then?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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Ha, hurt deeply..  No comment on the above typical leftist..  see ya.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 13:27 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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There, there.

Good luck with your sociopathic "I'm all right so ef all the rest" religion!

You're gonna need it.

Thanks for the link though... hey wait a second, you 'shared' something of value; Godless Pinko Commie alert! Indeed, the Devil is in the details.

Can you say 'throwing the baby out with the bathwater'? I knew you could.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:09 | Link to Comment Confused
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Don't forget voting in a recovering Alcoholic who found "god," and ran assorted businesses into the ground. So that makes a two mistakes back to back. Would it have hurt to take a gamble? 

 

The point is atleast Nader has some integrity. Sure we can laugh at him. But he didn't give up. And he was never bought (at least that we know). 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:46 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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I've heard that some rabid Andrew Jackson worshippers foam at the mouth that the Patriot Acting Elephants have played the role of useful idiots and supported Ralph's Prez campaign because they thought it would "split the Dem's vote", but that is just a rumour. As if the Demoblicans are separate entities anyway.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:26 | Link to Comment wisefool
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The point is atleast Nader has some integrity. Sure we can laugh at him. But he didn't give up. And he was never bought (at least that we know). 

 

It was hilarious when he started talking about how important an established third party (any third party)  would be to the discourse of the county. You know what the Dems and Pubs did? They got the MSM to do a huge expose on "how can a supposed man of the people have a greedy net worth of $1,000,000?" Which was an accurate account of the assets of a 50+ year old man including his primary residence.

compare to Bush(s). clinton(s). gore(s). Edward(s). Kerry(s). Bob Dole and his wife that made over a million per year running the charity called the american red cross. Obama(s).

20 years later we got Ron Paul sponsoring debates on CSPAN for all minor parties across the spectrum. From Libertarian to Socialist.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:49 | Link to Comment Confused
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And if I remember correctly, he was NOT allowed into the debates as a third party candidate, and physically removed by law enforcement. In fact he sued the federal government over it. Who knows how that ended......

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:58 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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America lost yet another opportunity but was too lazy to care.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:15 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Well, Confused, he DIDNT forget Bush! Did you read the article at all? Faber said while Bush sucked, at least he wasnt a total whore like Obama is.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:06 | Link to Comment Confused
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Always amazes me how the older generation who has seen the fruits of Mr. Naders Labor wouldn't vote for him. But had no problem voting for Bush the first time around. He had done nothing of value for the public at that point (or since as it were). 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:51 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Indeud.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 08:07 | Link to Comment Popo
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Bush was a complete disaster at everything he touched.  And then he became president.

If there are any doubts about the utter lack of meritocracy in the United States,  they were dispelled the moment he was elected.  George Bush is the gold standard for success which is both inherited and undeserved.

A nation without a meritocracy cannot be competitive.  Meritocracy lies very close to the core of capitalism. 

We have neither.

 

 

 

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:55 | Link to Comment LowProfile
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Hmm...  I never mentioned Reagan.

Straw men!

Set 'em up..!  Knock 'em down!

I want state's rights motherfucker, not a dictator of a different color.

Go fuck yourself!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Hey you're the one stuffing ideologies into Ralph's mouth and saying they're his, not me. Sorry, but that doesn't negate your problem with simple definitions. Your pre-secondary description of 'socialism' certainly sounds all Ronald Reagan to me. Maybe you'd better look up 'Straw Man' too while you're at it.

Right back atcha spooge rag!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 07:44 | Link to Comment VaJim
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I wonder if Ralph Nader is concerned for the welfare of people who buy a "Smartcar".  Let's see how someone with a Smartcar will fare in a 30 MPH head on with a Corvair.  A Smartcar makes a Corvair look like a Hummer.  

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:23 | Link to Comment LowProfile
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There is hope!

At the 1:25 mark, the anchor says:

...People that agree with what you say, at least our viewers, tend to be mostly Austrian...

Even ONE YEAR AGO, who would have thought a Bloomberg anchor would be making that sort of statement?!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:52 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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He wasn't referring to the Austrian economic school. He was just noting that most of Bloomberg's paying clientele are Austrian nationals.

Many of them are quite ancient and living in a secret bunker with the 121 year-old Adolf Hitler, who's secretly running the world economy; and who is arguably correct in believing that his boys actually won WWII.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 04:00 | Link to Comment cossack55
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I think he meant that the ex-gov Schwartzennitwit is the only viewer.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:17 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Hmm yes him and my aunt Ernestine who are probably the only ones watching Bloomberg.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:39 | Link to Comment rocker
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So far to date, last ten years, Faber has been right on. He was also correct on Bush. Without pause, he basically said, Bush was a man of direction and conviction. Suggesting that Bush knew exactly where he was taking us. Enough said.

Is it a wonder why Faber says to date. You will have to pry my gold from my hands.  The bill is still being payed. Hmmm.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 02:46 | Link to Comment midtowng
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Since Bush was taking us to Hell, then that suggests he was evil. I wouldn't give Bush that much credit.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 03:04 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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Statement

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"I wouldn't give Bush that much credit."

 

 

But would you go so far as to give him up to a country that wanted him for war crimes? (Too 2008?)

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:30 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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In the land of Hookers and Pimps, the one with the longest dick gets to be President!!

FUCKING EACH OTHER UP OVER AND OVER LOOKS LIKE A NATIONAL SPORT IN THE US!!!

 

If television is worth anything, it only shows that Americans love cheap sluts and criminals who threat woman like Hookers!!

AND YOU ALL LOVE IT!!

 

 

At least Faber is honest about it. Respect to the guy for telling.

 

And for the Europeans:

DON'T THINK I DEFEND MY OWN!!

WE ARE LAZY WINE DRINKERS X10!

IF WE WOULD EVER BE IN ANY WAR, I WOULD JUST LEAVE AND DON'T GIVE A SHIT!!

IT'S JUST NOT WORTH IT!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:59 | Link to Comment Watauga
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"Since" Kennedy or "Starting with" Kennedy (i.e., since Eisenhower)?

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:54 | Link to Comment johnnynaps
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32 million was last year's number.....try 43 million and climbing!

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 02:44 | Link to Comment midtowng
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Obama is bad, but Bush The Younger was a disaster that Obama couldn't even aspire to be. Bush was the worst president of this century, and that's saying something.

At least Carter was honest, if incompetent.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:10 | Link to Comment CH1
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None of the above are worth defending, my friend. It's time to leave the Blue-Red thing behind.

It's "The State versus The Individual" And, really, it always was... we were just trained to see it differently.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 07:13 | Link to Comment Pants McPants
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If by this century (2000 - today), then yes, I agree Bush has been our worst president.  However Obama has at least 22 more months to go....and I wouldn't count him out yet, especially if he expands the wars and continues to meddle with the economy.

But last century?  Bush isn't even close to the worst.  He can't hold a candle to the likes of FDR, Wilson, and LBJ....to name a few.

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 08:44 | Link to Comment weinerdog43
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Not to mention Raygun, Nixon, & Hoover.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:51 | Link to Comment downrodeo
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Yeah, they pretty much all suck. The list of non-suck presidents is much shorter.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:09 | Link to Comment grey7beard
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>> Obama is bad, but Bush The Younger was a disaster

I have to agree with this sentiment.  I expect partisanship to blind the common moron, but not someone of Faber's stature.  When I see partisanship swaying someones statements I tend to discount the ability of that person to give unbiased investment ideas.  Faber is just another partisan hack, nothing special.

>> At least Carter was honest, if incompetent. Carters main fault was he was to decent a man to be president, and the right has demonized hi8m ever since for his integrity.  If we had followed Carter's leadership we wouldn't be in the sorry state we're now in, but greed lead the way. Basically, we are getting what we deserve.
Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:07 | Link to Comment CH1
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"32 million on food stamps."

No, Haywood, it is, at last count, 42 or 43 million!

Aside from that, I cannot disagree.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:37 | Link to Comment cranky-old-geezer
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"The elitists are laughing their cashmere socks off seeing how they made the first "black" US President their little water boy."

"I applaud you, the world's banking elite, for such brilliant and calculated moves.  You are truly a worthy adversary."

This is why I don't believe bankster elites are crazy, ignorant, stupid, blind, etc, as many on ZH allege.

Quite the contrary.  They're very intelligent as they would have to be to take complete control of the American government like they have and carry on the biggest national (even worldwide?) looting binge in human history.  That's not stupidity.  It's pretty damn smart.

Some of the best minds are criminal minds unfortunately.

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:46 | Link to Comment fallst
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42 million on food stamps, not 32.

Wait, 43 Million on food stamps...

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:48 | Link to Comment fallst
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42 Million on food stamps, not 32.

Wait, 43 million now on food stamps.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:38 | Link to Comment bonddude
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And Faber knows pros.remember he said he moved to Thailand because they

had the best hos in a 1 hour presentation recently on ZH I think?

Here's Larry King Interviewing Hillary about sonoma bankster hos.

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/8290775/

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 11:15 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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look at all the obama cult followers here

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvrb7YqdvxE

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:52 | Link to Comment Dr. Dre
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following faber for a long time bro... his biggest trade has been gold.... up 45% last 12 months... doubt hes losing there.  He has a lot of Thai and other emerging market dividend payers though -- those suckas have not been as stable as the yellow metal...

he's no god though - self admittedly, his biggest folly was shorting nasdaq in late 1999 -- about 9 painful months too early... but that was then... 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:47 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Obama is the best puppet money can buy.

And that's saying A LOT in modern Amerika.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:57 | Link to Comment Dr. Sandi
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If that's the BEST puppet money can buy in Amerika, I suggest we start shopping at Wal-Mart. At least there, you know it's cheap crap when you buy it.

"Crap you can believe."

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 08:10 | Link to Comment Popo
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Faber's investments in the Thai stock exchange (SET) have been equally impressive. 

http://thaifinancialpost.com/2011/01/19/stock-exchange-thailand-soars/

He's now calling for a major pullback in EM markets, and so far for 2011 he's been right on that count as well -- despite today's small rally.

Thu, 01/27/2011 - 00:06 | Link to Comment Miles Kendig
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Even when there's pain the trade works far more often than it doesn't with Faber... Yep, gotta give props where they're due is the rule.  That's one of the primary reasons to listen to him.  Another is that he can be just funny as hell while he's spittin' it. 

I would just love to see someone interesting do an hour interview show with Marc Faber & Howard Davidowitz.  That !! would friggin' rock the house.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 03:02 | Link to Comment thegr8whorebabylon
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quit insulting whores Mark.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:03 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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He may have been wrong, but at least he didn't change his mind continuously, and didn't prostitute himself."

At least Faber didn't accuse Obama of being a cross dressing prostitute. That would have been over the top.

BTW Marc, welcome to the DO NOT FLY LIST.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:10 | Link to Comment Salinger
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problem is you'll not know if its the the real Marc or replacement Mark when the time comes

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:13 | Link to Comment Things that go bump
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All the best people are on it.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:12 | Link to Comment CH1
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Yup, we're all enemies of the State now.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:50 | Link to Comment Convolved Man
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We prefer our President be referred to as a high priced Wall Street escort.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:12 | Link to Comment Confused
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Normally I would agree with that last line. 

 

But since he is from a civilized country, he'll just fly Swiss Air, they don't make you take off your shoes while going through security. 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:34 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Maybe. But when he flies to the USA and then tries to leave, they will have him in a back room bent over a table for a full body cavity search.

Then they will tell him he can't fly.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:03 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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if obama actually made such a stmt and followed up, I would support him

 

"I think what should happen in the US is for the president to tell the US, you have to tighten your belts. 'We have to go through hard times for 5 years to repair the damage that was committed over 20-25 years by the Federal Reserve, by the Treasury, by the politicians, and somebody has to tell the truth. But the politicians keep on fueling the illusion that you can spend yourself out of the misery, and that by printing money you will improve the economy, which is not the case."

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:14 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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who can take anything obamas says seriously? he has a track record of not stating the truth or following through

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 06:04 | Link to Comment Slow learner
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FUCK'EM

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:17 | Link to Comment Johnny Lawrence
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Same here.   I would support him in a heartbeat.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:16 | Link to Comment CH1
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Seriously: I wouldn't.

Politicians will say anything that works. Truth is a non-issue. He could say that, and do so thoughtfully, with a tear running down his cheek.

Never forget: Government requires legitimacy. If that statement was required to get people in line behind the State, he'd do it... and the people who want desperately to believe would be chumped once again.

Really.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:19 | Link to Comment GrouchoNotKarl
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He would instantly be supported by me also, but that shit ain't happening.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:57 | Link to Comment goodrich4bk
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I'd support the statement only if it added to the list all of the Wall Street banksters, mortgage broke-ers, ratings whores and lying borrowers.  The Fed helped fuel the debt, but they didn't create a penny of it.  And as for the Treasury, Bush borrowed $5 trillion to finance two useless wars and Farber thinks that's okay because at least Bush stuck to his ideas even after the facts changed.  I don't understand how $4 trillion of debt = whore but $5 trillion is just yesterday's bad judgment.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:48 | Link to Comment Terminus C
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Not to defend Bush, or the two wars but...

$5 trillion over 8 years /= $4 trillion over two years

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:25 | Link to Comment Mark McGoldrick
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If you're going to waste time making stupid distinctions, be accurate about it.

Bush - 100% increase in national debt (~$6T - ~$12T), during times of supposed prosperity/growth and 2 Wars. 

Obama - 15% increase in national debt (~$12T - ~$14T), during an economic implosion of our country that rivals the Great Depression, and a totally insolvent banking system, plus the same 2 Wars. 

But, really....Bush/Obama - the distinction is meaningless. They are interchangeable pawns with 4 or 8 year life spans who protect the interests of the plutocratic kings and queens of this country.   

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 02:48 | Link to Comment perchprism
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Blow me.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 03:27 | Link to Comment GoinFawr
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++

er: @ MM ie.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 11:18 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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falsehoods like that will make you an obama speech writer

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:54 | Link to Comment agrotera
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Even his biggest critics would support him if he did this and really followed through, instead of what we usually get which is lies.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:04 | Link to Comment medicalstudent
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vat i try to says is dat dee sysstem vill collahpse.

 

faber is the shit.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:06 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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I dont think the 'thinkers' are in Davos. I think it's a group of liars, and people that go along with the system, and perpetuate fraud and abuse, and dubious practices in the financial system.

 

LOL classic

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:08 | Link to Comment Salinger
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best interview - gave the play by play in an earlier thread

 

on a separate note

Google Comes Under Fire for 'Secret' Relationship with NSA

 

http://www.pcworld.com/article/217550/google_comes_under_fire_for_secret...

 

as if Google having any relationship with the NSA is a good thing Secret, Open or whatever

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:25 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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Scroogle Scraper is a good alternative for the privacy-minded.  Same Google search algos, but stripped of identifying data.

https://ssl.scroogle.org/

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:15 | Link to Comment Confused
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I'd love to believe that. Would certainly be a nice alternative. 

 

Trust but verify, as they say. 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:18 | Link to Comment CH1
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Duck Duck Go is excellent as well.

http://duckduckgo.com/

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 07:20 | Link to Comment bank guy in Brussels
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Europe has an excellent internet search engine which does NOT record your searches and which completely respects your privacy ... And also gives you access to material, which Google blocks and erases from searches in Google's perverted service to the US government.

Many of us here never use Google anymore, because Google quite clearly is a CIA - NSA criminal stooge of the US regime.

Here is the privacy-protecting search engine, based in the Netherlands, available in English and numerous other languages, Ixquick:

http://ixquick.com/uk/

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:08 | Link to Comment Miles Kendig
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Classic Marc Faber.  He says what he going to say without the need to break out the knee pads.

A true Fight Clubber

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:08 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Any day now I expect prostitution to be on the rise in the old, developed economies. And these days it's a lot more 'equal opportunity' for men as well as women (and tranies and shemales). The ole' US Treasury and Fed have been whored out to the banking and Wall Street interests with the politicians acting as pimps. When Wall Street starts to whine that they're in trouble, ole Fed will turn them a trick 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:20 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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Iceland baby! The value caucasian play! But.time is running out! They are starting to have some real economic growth.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:48 | Link to Comment B9K9
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Yep - the power-elite cannot afford to have any positive examples.

Next up: Ireland. Imagine the flood of capital that country would achieve once it cleared the decks and prepared a viable & realistic long-term business plan. Here's what we're good at, these are our comparative advantages, etc. Given these parameters, we can expect to have reasonable, organic economic growth of 1-2% per annum. The real kicker would be a demonstration of some actual law enforcement for wrong doers; perhaps the return of the "Bloody Code" for financial fraud.

After Ireland would come Greece. Back to the good old days of donkey carts, cheap eats/digs and no debt overhang. Once the ball really got rolling, the bankster illusion would become impossible to contain/maintain.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:31 | Link to Comment Rick64
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 Iceland is still playing ball with the IMF .

http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2011/pr1105.htm

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:10 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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wash dc is one big whore house. been that way for yrs.

 

KILL THE BANKS

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:11 | Link to Comment FLUSA.com
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The Fabernator...got to love him.....

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:11 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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I love mavericks and iconoclasts .....at least as long as they are for real and dont take the maverick role merely as a cynical attempt to advance themselves and try to fool us with new icons.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:15 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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Ten percent is the high end of my estimation of the correction range coming in a few months, but not so sure now with a new regular infusion of 25 billion regularly for a while.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:15 | Link to Comment Johnny Lawrence
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It's official: I want to have Marc Faber's child...if he still has sperm and if I had a uterus.

 

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 08:20 | Link to Comment Gigliola Cinquetti
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I guess you want to be called Loretta .

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:21 | Link to Comment TuesdayBen
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O a Ho.  And weakest POTUS in modern history.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:21 | Link to Comment FLUSA.com
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...Rome didn't collapse in a day....

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:22 | Link to Comment gpsnodgrass@cox.net
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I do not think it is polite to refer to the leader of the free world as someone who would sell himself. Our leaders deserve our respect and admiration because they are the elite and our betters. Cutting down politicians is silly. They are just doing their best and are looking out for our best interests.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:27 | Link to Comment LoneStarHog
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/Sarcasm On/ I do not think it is polite to refer to the leader of the free world as someone who would sell himself. Our leaders deserve our respect and admiration because they are the elite and our betters. Cutting down politicians is silly. They are just doing their best and are looking out for our best interests. /Sarcasm Off/

You forgot the tags.

You're welcome.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:00 | Link to Comment gpsnodgrass@cox.net
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Seriously, would I have gotten junked if I wasn't serious? Thanks anyway. I'm off to watch the SOTU speech. I know in my heart that the change I have been hoping for will be coming my way. God Bless America and Barrack Obama.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:27 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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Wow, you must really hate that Snodgrass character.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 23:43 | Link to Comment Bob
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LOL

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 01:08 | Link to Comment Calmyourself
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Hey Snodgrass, perhaps you should learn to spell your love interests name properly..

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment breezer1
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i have a time share in boca you might be interested in...

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:20 | Link to Comment CH1
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This HAS TO be a joke. Right?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:24 | Link to Comment LudwigVon
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Bloomberg just said that their viewers are "mostly Austrian."

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Milestones
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Finally a straight, honest laying on of the wood. I think one word sums up Mr. O--Punk.   MIlestones

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:26 | Link to Comment JustPrintMoreDuh
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"If nothing else, how many other people do you know who will compare, in front of a live Bloomberg audience, the president of the formerly greatest country in the world to a whore?"

 

If the tube-top fits ... 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:29 | Link to Comment LoneStarHog
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Next stop, Marc, the Alex Jones Show.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:33 | Link to Comment Midas Mulligan
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<< After he sees the disaster he has created he may resign. Or he may be disposed, who knows. >>

This is so much more fun than Princeton ! The Fed commisary offers sushi -- nothing like that in the faculty lounge.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:46 | Link to Comment Real Estate Geek
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Maybe [Bernanke] will resign . . . Or he may be disposed.

I kind of like the sound of that; but it'd be better if it ended in a preposition.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 03:07 | Link to Comment Dave
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Careful there dude.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:49 | Link to Comment velobabe
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of.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:34 | Link to Comment Cursive
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If nothing else, how many other people do you know who will compare, in front of a live Bloomberg audience, the president of the formerly greatest country in the world to a whore?

Lulz.  I'm pretty sure if given a chance on national TV, Larry Sinclair would.  In fact, there's a lot of people who want to talk about an alledged freaky deaky Chicago power homo men's health club with connections to Obama and Rham.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:09 | Link to Comment natty light
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Larry Sinclair LOL

 

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:34 | Link to Comment FaithEqualsZero
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wow a 20% correction in gold? Really? Great buying opportunity!

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:36 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Faber is insulting prostitutes when he compares Obama to them.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:57 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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Yeah.. Prostitutes work for a living.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 10:04 | Link to Comment youngman
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they kind of are community orgasm..isers.....

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 15:56 | Link to Comment Windemup
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Faber should know. He knows his prostitutes.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:38 | Link to Comment molecool
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"in what may go down in history as his most scandalous interview ever"

 

Scandalous? Really? Telling the truth is now considered scandalous? Because he's calling a spade a spade?

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:54 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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thats because we live in the age of lies

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 00:35 | Link to Comment Milestones
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You're an old timer--nice play on words.    Milestones

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 03:10 | Link to Comment Dave
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oooooooo Nice.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 04:08 | Link to Comment cossack55
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"In a time of universal deceit, speaking the truth is a criminal act"

Orwell

(maybe a parahrase, memory sucks)

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 07:02 | Link to Comment XPolemic
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Almost.

In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
George Orwell

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:39 | Link to Comment Lord Peter Pipsqueak
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"Governments that have embraced austerity such as the UK..."

What?What austerity?,UK Govt spending has not been cut and is planned to rise every year for the next few years,it is just going to go up less quickly,Matt Miller -do your homework before you engage your mouth.

I am sick to the back teeth of hearing and reading about the supposed draconian cuts that are going to be made in the UK.

Nothing of the kind is going to take place.

The UK is a welfare state,totally reliant on government spending,social welfare,social security,and the artificially juiced housing market.If the Uk government were to carry out its promises to cut spending,the UK "economy" (if you could call it that) would totally implode.

From chancellor Osbournes own mouth:"So total public expenditure – capital and current – over the coming years will be £702 billion next year, then £713 billion, £724 billion and £740 billion in 2014-15."


In real terms, public spending will be at the same level as in 2008.

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/spend_sr2010_speech.htm

 

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:10 | Link to Comment reload
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++ Absolutely spot on. However I get the feeling that the repeated attempts to sell defecit growth slowdown as`defecit reduction` are just an attempt to slow the descent of the pound and find a bid (other than the BOE) for the Gilt Market. I think Osbourne has to be aware that he is well and truly on the bridge of a ship that has no choice but to `race to the bottom` Ex Chancellor Lord Lamont (of ERM fame) was on the Radio today saying that inflation in the UK was not a problem because it was caused by the weak GBP not by wage increases. Meanwhile, Osbourne, who keeps saying that business will take up the slack (job losses) in the public sector has been raising direct taxation on SME and reducing capital allowances for investment. Unfortunately nobody has any idea whatsoever on how to curb the bloated state and stay in office.

Wed, 01/26/2011 - 05:59 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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What?What austerity?,UK Govt spending has not been cut and is planned to rise every year for the next few years,it is just going to go up less quickly,Matt Miller -do your homework before you engage your mouth.

I am sick to the back teeth of hearing and reading about the supposed draconian cuts that are going to be made in the UK.

 

Update, update: austerity means borrowing less easily. At least, in this corner of the world. In some other corners, it might indeed mean cuts on spending.

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:40 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Very nice, how much?

/Borat

Tue, 01/25/2011 - 21:43 | Link to Comment Tic tock
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He's not a Prostitute, he's a Lawyer

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