UK Surpasses Zimbabwe In Annual Inflation

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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:43 | 1061373 traderjoe
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The beginning of the end of fiat - bitchez

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:26 | 1061618 jus_lite_reading
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This is the beginning of the end, period. THE US CAN'T EVEN HELP JAPAN WITH MONEY! BREAKING NEWS!


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:44 | 1061381 alien-IQ
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the Bernank must be sooooo jealous. Expect him to retaliate.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:48 | 1061402 AnarchoCapitalist
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Haha. Awesome.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:49 | 1061407 TruthInSunshine
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The Onion has a lawsuit against ChairSatan Ben S. Bernanke for warping reality to the point that it's caused their business model to fail.

"We can't create headlines, no matter how much hash we've smoked, more ridiculous than ones being created by Bernanke," one senior writer complained.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:53 | 1061728 akak
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Maybe The Onion could hire Leo Kovilakis or RobotTrader as a writer?

Those statist, servile, pro-Establishment lackeys can positively blowtorch reality!

Paul Krugman and Robert Reich do give them a run for their money, though.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 14:52 | 1062247 equity_momo
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Youre not wrong.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:48 | 1061416 Hexus
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My grandma surpassed Hitler in military prowess a while ago, about the time he died. So what?

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:50 | 1061424 RmcAZ
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This is deflationary for Zimbabwe... bad news for them. Send in the Bernank.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:52 | 1061426 Silverhog
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Maybe I can get a Trillion Pound note on eBay soon.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:53 | 1061783 tonyw
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Not Trillion Pounds they used Zim dollars, switched overnight to use USD making the Zim dollar even more totally worthless in one fell swoop.

I have a full set of Zim trillion dollar notes, but am not selling before you ask:-)

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:50 | 1061427 Cash_is_Trash
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Zimbabwe doesn't have a currency. It uses foreign fiat paper.

Way to go King!


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:52 | 1061432 pendragon
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when you've been going up a few million percent the previous years the base effects must be pretty sizable...

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:55 | 1061448 Cursive
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UK did it for the lulz.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 12:57 | 1061463 Horatio Beanblower
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The United Banana Constitutional Monarchy of Great Britain and Northern Ireland...



"First-time buyers are being offered deposits of up to £70,000 by their local council to help them on the property ladder, with taxpayers footing the bill if house prices fall." -



Wed, 03/16/2011 - 15:03 | 1062309 equity_momo
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That is some fucked up shit right there. And there was me thinking the biggest idiot in the western world of the last 20 years was Bill Clinton and his administration who decided selling NINJA loans to poor people so they could get on the housing ladder was a good idea....  There isnt enough data storage online to keep a list of all the full blown retards that taxpayers have had to put up with over the last few decades. Time to go Galt.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 21:44 | 1064647 Fiat Money
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oh, for chris'sakes....

  you're not still blaming  "low income borrowers" for WALL STREET BLOWING UP, are you?

    Go read "THE MONSTER:  How a Gang of Predatory Lenders and Wall Street Bankers Fleeced America--and Spawned a Global Crisis" by Michael Hudson, about how Ameriquest, Countrywide, and rival sub-prime lenders  MASTERED the art of  FLEECING customers with abject lies & by BURYING the fine-print - too many techniques to recount here.  Also how  LEHMAN (like Michael Miliken & Drexel-Lambert 2 decades earlier)  and other WALL St.  sharks  SUPER-CHARGED  Roland Arnall's multi-billion loan-sharking operation.   

 You want to bash Clinton - fine.  Since billy-boy never claimed to be a financial guru, that would include HIS TREASURY SECRETARIES, larry summers and bob rubin, and their Fed pal,  alan greenspan - all 3 gs/jpm toadies.  

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:02 | 1061496 alien-IQ
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I think it's safe to assume they won't be throwing eggs.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:06 | 1061519 mogul rider
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Zimbawean girls are cuter too.

That means something these days

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:50 | 1061751 Vampyroteuthis ...
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This is the proper avatar mogul.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:08 | 1061523 Caviar Emptor
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Zimbabwe now "Safe Haven" status. 

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:16 | 1061543 baby_BLYTHE
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Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:13 | 1061554 baby_BLYTHE
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Now get ready for "hot money" capital flows into the US!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:14 | 1061563 Shameful
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Gideon Gono on the lecture circuit yet?  Sure most central bankers would love to pick his brain on monetary theory and the use of prayer to fight inflation.  Old Gideon had a nice place home in a country that resembled hell, sure the CB heads want to know all the tricks to keep the starving rabble at bay.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:19 | 1061586 AdTheNad
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We made the central bank independent in 1997 for one reason.  To keep inflation at 2% of RPI.  This is at 5.1%.  They have one job alone and they can't do it.  The whole lot should be sacked, but of course the government want inflation so they won't.


Oh yeah, and they switched the metric from RPI to CPI which is about 1% lower anyway, and they can't even keep that in check.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:37 | 1061676 THE DORK OF CORK
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You must be joking , this was not in the Labour manifesto , it was not a cabinet decision and was taken less then one week into office.

Gordon Brown must be the most odious creature of the banks ever to enter the House of Commons - and that is some feat.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:21 | 1061594 redpill
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Meanwhile on the home front:

Mandatory Spending to Exceed all Federal Revenues — 50 Years Ahead of Schedule

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:47 | 1061736 centerline
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Going parabolic.  Slope getting more vertical each day now.  Means the end is closer than most people think, in my opinion.  The rest is disinformation so that the herd does not have time to panic before the lights go out.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 14:50 | 1062216 css1971
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It's been exponential since Y2K. It's just that the numbers are moving out of your frame of reference.


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:24 | 1061614 Stuck on Zero
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Two problems with this:

1) Zimbabwe no longer uses its own currency but uses dollars, Euros, Rand for currency

2) The statistics come from the Zimbabwe government.  Yeah, like that's reliable.


Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:27 | 1061633 RockyRacoon
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Time's a wastin'!  Get yourself some o' that Saudi/US oil gold bullion!

First, one of the gold bullion discs produced by the Philadelphia Mint in 1945 to pay for oil from Saudi Arabia. They would not accept dollars, so these gold discs were created for payments. 

Auction ends soon!

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:46 | 1061734 THE DORK OF CORK
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Just ordered another 1.35 troy ounces yesterday Rocky (sub 1000 euros spot ).

I feel dirty but what can one do .

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:48 | 1061749 akak
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Why feel dirty?

"Dirty" is old linen rags with pictures of dead statist politicians and high fecal coliform counts.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 13:49 | 1061758 tiger7905
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Some more details from Charles Nenner. Also a weaving together of Martin Armstrong and Nenner's forecasts.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 14:30 | 1062086 lynn
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my savings are being robbed. i want interest rates to go high soon

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 14:33 | 1062104 lynn
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my savings are being robbed i want interest rates at 10%

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 15:06 | 1062339 equity_momo
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Be careful what you wish for. If that happens Govns will go bankrupt and your savings will be vaporized. Forget the usury scam and goto gold.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 15:42 | 1062583 gkm
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Guess I should have done what I was planning from 2009:  long Zimbabwe dollars.  Unfortunately, I couldn't figure out how to do it.  Oh well.

Wed, 03/16/2011 - 17:58 | 1063506 rufus13
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If Bob M. hasn't given all of the gold mines up (to the Chinese Red Army), he could start issuing fractional ounce gold coins to suppress the worthless foreign fiat infesting The Former Rhodesia.

Zim as "safe haven" for American and European ex-pats & their money would be highly ironic considering how Mugabe has treated his most productive (white) citizens. Not saying it couldn't happen....



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