Sean Corrigan On The Inflationary Diabolus Ex Machina, And Bernanke As The Modern Incarnation Of Shiva, the Shatterer of Worlds

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Sun, 05/08/2011 - 00:37 | 1252350 strannick
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Bernanke's either Krinsa the Destroyer of Worlds, or Elmer Fudd, the blinky eyed professor with a miscalibrated abacus and an economics textbook from the 1940s and a Wall Street slickster patting him on the back, assuring him everythings A-ok.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 01:46 | 1252433 LowProfile
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Hmmm...  Could be both.

"Time I awm, the destwoyer of wowlds, and Oi have come hwew to destwoy aw peopow.  ...Hahahhahahaaa..!"

Yeah, that works.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 11:15 | 1252851 Muir
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Sun, 05/08/2011 - 02:14 | 1252453 e_goldstein
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More like Marvin the Martian.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 03:02 | 1252486 StychoKiller
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My vote is on the near-sighted Mr. Magoo!

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 04:59 | 1252563 Michael
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OT or not, Sue me.

New Video I uploaded and added my interpretation to using Led Zeppelin music;

Osama Bin Laden or Not, On to Kashmir 

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 09:42 | 1252746 Manthong
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 Thank you ZH.

Although Shiva will be a fitting allegory, when the history is written Shiva will have morphed from Sweeney.

Sweeney Todd.

There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
and the vermin of the world inhabit it
and its morals aren't worth what a pig could spit..

At the top of the hole sit the privileged few
Making mock of the vermin in the lonely zoo
turning beauty to filth and greed...

There's a hole in the world like a great black pit
and it's filled with people who are filled with shit!
And the vermin of the world inhabit it!


Sun, 05/08/2011 - 15:39 | 1253525 augie
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I think you mean Kali

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 02:42 | 1252474 silverisgold
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Shiva - the Destroyer/tranformer of Worlds

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 02:41 | 1252476 silverisgold
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silly wabbitt

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 10:43 | 1252812 Bob
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Bernanke's either Krinsa the Destroyer of Worlds, or Elmer Fudd, the blinky eyed professor with a miscalibrated abacus and an economics textbook from the 1940s and a Wall Street slickster patting him on the back, assuring him everythings A-ok.

Strannick, I've been wavering on that very issue and when I got up this morning for some reason had come to see him exactly in the terms you describe Elmer Fudd . . . before reading this article.  Strange coincidences.  See him stutter and flinch under even lame congressional questioning and his insecurity is palpable.  He knows he's in over his head--way, way far over his head--whenever he leaves his echo chamber.  He's the perfectly vain Little Man for the job . . . and does it primarily for the pats on the head he gets from his financier handlers. 

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 00:35 | 1252359 Doña K
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Which means keep buying physical gold in equal time intervals but don't go more than 30% of your assets.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 02:47 | 1252479 topcallingtroll
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We are all very tired of your gunslinger idiot, but we like hamy. Dona K has become boring. More hamy please. I propose you try another crazy pyro or anarchist. Gold 36000 didnt catch on, although now i think of it you must have been talmud kid too.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 05:17 | 1252569 css1971
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I think it is Tyler. Either that or RoboTTrader is Tyler.

Remember, Tyler was Jack's dissociated personality.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 11:08 | 1252843 Muir
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I said that!

Robo is one of Tyler's alter egos.

What better way to help destroy the system than to make money on LULU?


+0.96 (1.02%) May 6 - Close

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 15:52 | 1253536 akak
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I think it is Tyler. Either that or RoboTTrader is Tyler.

I have increasingly been coming to suspect that "RobotTrader" is just an alter-ego of Tyler myself.  The gratuitous, antagonistic taunts and mindless pumping of equity-fads-of-the-moment are becoming just too over the top to be the honest if clueless postings of anyone real.  The cowardly and consistantly unengaging manner in which he drops his trollish shitbombs and then flees without ever being willing to defend or support those shallow, flippant, anti-consensus posts is highly suspicious as well, and utterly unlike any other troll in this forum.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 01:18 | 1254698 ebworthen
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RoboTrader just sounds like a cynic to me.

No shortage of cynics in the world.

Besides, who cares?  Enjoy his perspective as it illuminates part of the orange on the table.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 12:50 | 1253056 Oracle of Kypseli
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@ topcallingtroll.

At least she has come up with some thoughtful commentary and some humor.

 Instead of your hominen attacks, why don't you express your own plan and thoughts. 

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 14:00 | 1253229 Re-Discovery
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ad hominem = logical fallacy

ad hominem attack = logically falacious attack; e.g. in an argument, attack doesn't follow from subject matter of discussion

Please, if your going to use big words or latin ones, please look up first.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 14:36 | 1253329 dogbreath
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and what is not ad hominem about Topcallingtroll's response professor

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 15:56 | 1253550 akak
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ad hominem = logical fallacy

ad hominem attack = logically falacious attack; e.g. in an argument, attack doesn't follow from subject matter of discussion

Incorrect.  The kind of logical fallacy to which you are referring, in which a statement or disagreement does not logically follow from what precedes it, is actually a non sequitur --- literally, "does not follow".

An ad hominen ("at the man") attack is one in which the person themself, rather than their argument, is attacked.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 22:01 | 1254375 Oracle of Kypseli
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@ Re-discovery

Okay: "ad hominem"

So then you are doing the same. You are correcting and criticizing my grammar, but you are not offering any counterargument on my comments.


Mon, 05/09/2011 - 01:26 | 1254701 ebworthen
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ad hominy attacks = throwing grits you didn't make yourself during a disagreement; buttered, peppered, salted, wasted.


Sun, 05/08/2011 - 00:33 | 1252360 vxpatel
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Who better to destroy the mess than those who created it?

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 00:35 | 1252363 zen0
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Shiva is the destroyer, or if one pleases, the transformer of worlds, not Krishna.


An edit is in order here, if credibility is to be upheld.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 00:44 | 1252376 Arkadaba
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Actually Krishna might be ZH. Been a while since I looked/read any of this. Krishna is the boy who goes into the woods (my interpretation)

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 08:34 | 1252671 augie
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thank you.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 10:44 | 1252813 DosZap
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No, Abaddon is the Destroyer of souls,which make up the world.

"Abaddon" is a fitting name for him.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 00:42 | 1252370 gmj
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Wow, this article is a literary tour de force.  Seriously.  I didn't know people could still write like this.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 03:01 | 1252487 StychoKiller
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Yeah, but substituting "neo-gothic follies" for housing is a bit much.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 04:50 | 1252556 jeff montanye
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no, it's perfect (you do know what "follies" were, literally, right?).  he does love his two dollar words and mythological allusions though (and i think he said less uncertain earnings contract the p/e ratio but meant more uncertain...).

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 09:36 | 1252736 SuperRay
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That is the ugliest monstrosity since Levittown!

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 11:01 | 1252834 Bam_Man
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Levitt houses were 600-800 square feet and could be purchased for 2-3 times a (single earner) household's annual income. That was the beauty of them.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 12:40 | 1253031 takinthehighway
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Ahh, the bliss of suburban living...

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 12:57 | 1253073 riley martini
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 Like Luis R. market summary on Wall Street Week.

 I think he said trying to reinflate the housing and equity bubble through low rates and price support is causing commodity inflation.

Mon, 05/09/2011 - 01:33 | 1254715 ebworthen
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omg - It's a 1975 Ford Pinto with rims, leather seats, headers, and gold tone trim (and a smiling lemon air freshener hanging from the rear view mirror).

Only thing worse would be a pimped Cadillac Cimarron.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 07:00 | 1252600 Bendromeda Strain
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 I didn't know people could still write like this.

Behold the power of the sober Irishman...

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 10:47 | 1252803 Re-Discovery
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I suppose the Fed re-tort would be "when the time comes we will rein in the balance sheet." 

And the political response will be "when the time comes, we will rein in the spending." 

And the households' response will be "when the time comes, we will begin saving rather than spending."

And the bank's response will be "when the time comes, we will reduce our leverage."

However, the problem is that when the time comes they will all have to do it at the same time.  This is the great insight of the officers in the sandbox and "neo-gothic follies" analogies above. 

If anyone wants to understand what the reaction will be when the real bullets start flying or when all follies stop getting bids, look back at 2008.  Really look at the panic.  The histrionics of our leaders.  The sheepish selfish behaviour of our financial dons.  And understand.  Truly understand as the writer eloquently frames where your long-term investment needs to be and who will -- and should -- benefit from the next -- or better said, final --collapse.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 13:34 | 1253158 RockyRacoon
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Thanks for your views.  It appears that leadership, at all levels, is lacking in the U. S.

I mean that we have no clearly competent people who can take a front position and clear a path when times get bad.  Your reference to 2008 is adequate to illustrate that.   An every-man-for-himself social view waxes and wanes but is very high right now.   Pressure, both economic and social, brings out the real agendas.   As is said, adversity doesn't build character, it reveals it.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 07:36 | 1252623 duncecap rack
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Sometimes I felt like that. At other times I felt the complex sentence structure interfered with the transmission of the ideas.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 10:42 | 1252780 Calmyourself
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Bingo, this guys is enamored of his own writing. Much preening and gazing into the mirror occurred during its gestation and delivery. The ideas are there and I appreciate them but could do without the overly complex structure.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 11:06 | 1252840 nevadan
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Exactly.  Everything that was said could have been done in half the space.

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 13:36 | 1253170 RockyRacoon
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You fellas are obviously not used to reading anything written before 1975.

Suggestion: Try a little light reading by Rider Haggard to get yourselves into the mood.

It was a pleasure to read something that was not Tweet-ized, Facebooked, or texting-like.  (I cringe at my own word coinage.)

Sun, 05/08/2011 - 14:38 | 1253328 malek
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Sun, 05/08/2011 - 18:08 | 1253872 Calmyourself
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Thanks for the recommendation however, I do not come to Zerohedge to read the agonized musings of a financial Chekhov. The ideas as I stated were a silk purse the prose presenting them a sows ear.

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