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Vladimir Putin Calls Bernanke A Hooligan, Angry At American Money Printing

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Who would have thought that Ron Paul's ideological ally in his quest to take down the Chairsatan would be none other than the Russian dictator-in-waiting (or rather, in actuality), Vladimir Putin. In a speech before the of economic experts at the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Russian prime minister had the following to say: "Thank God, or unfortunately, we do not print a reserve currency but what are they doing? They are behaving like hooligans, switching on the printing press and tossing them around the whole world, forgetting their main obligations." What appears to have angered the former KGB spy is the end of QE2. According to RIAN: "Putin's comments came in the wake of the completion of the US' quantitative easing (QE) 2 program on June 30, in which the Federal Reserve bought $600 billion worth of its Treasury bonds. The Fed's first round of QE, which ended in March last year, amounted to less than half the size of QE2." We can't wait to hear what expletive Putin will usher once Bernanke launches QE3.

What are the next steps: "The Russian authorities have said they would like to see a basket of currencies including the ruble replacing the dollar as the main reserve currency, although most analysts have said a more realistic target for Russia would be if the ruble became a regional reserve currency for the CIS." Too bad most analysts are right 9 out of -7 times. And last time we checked Russia was the largest oil producer in the world, which means it can do pretty much whatever it wants. Which, assuming Russia forms a 21st century axis with China and Germany, as many have suggested, means that while analysts can downplay the impact of what Russian ambitions in the monetary arena mean, pretty soon the only reserve currency in the world will be the one backed not with Tomahawk missiles or printing presses, but actual, hard assets.


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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:46 | 1450197 Mae Kadoodie
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Takes one to know one.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:20 | 1450297 dlmaniac
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Wasn't Russia running the same money printing madness just two decades ago? Perhaps commrade Vladmir was just upset Bernanke not paying the copy-right fee while executing the same tactics.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:22 | 1450413 TruthInSunshine
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I really don't care what kind of person Putin is.

I'd gladly fork over several grand per ticket to see Putin/Bernanke in a Steel Death Cage Match.

If the fight ended with Putin shoving an entire hard cover volume of The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money down Bernanke's esophagus, and a copy of Modern Money Mechanics up Bernanke's asshole, I'd walk away fully satisfied.

Does this indicate any unhealthy psychological tendencies in my current mood?


YouTube - 'Kiss My Giraffe'


Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:53 | 1450467 oldman
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You are a very funny guy

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:57 | 1450473 Spirit Of Truth
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IMHO, Putin is likely the Antichrist (the "lawless one"):

Nevertheless, there's a reason Max Keiser works for RussiaToday and Iran's PressTV:

Tis a matter of divine judgment:

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 02:06 | 1450652 Fed Supporter
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There is no private interpretation of prophecy.

Check yourself B4 you wreck yourself.


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 03:27 | 1450788 wisefool
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Agreed. Many serious theologians say the anti-christ will not be a single human. Christ was a man. So his "anti-" would be an abstraction, a disembodied, yet tangible collection of wickedness of many (or all) men. A proxy for various degrees and recipients of violence. Not a nation, even the "one world" nation, as those are separately defined in the prophesies.

Putin, or even the bernanke are "not it"

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 04:45 | 1450836 malikai
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So, you're saying the IMF/World Bank are the antichrist? Maybe the squid and morgue are the 'sons of the antichrist'? Maybe it is the other way around?

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 05:29 | 1450862 chumbawamba
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Sounds like "America" (the modern day incarnation, not the traditional concept).

Repent ye sinners.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 07:36 | 1450977 A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000
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Didn't GW see Jesus* in his eyes or some other horse shit like that?


*Note to self: never vote for a born again alcoholic.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 10:38 | 1451566 Spirit Of Truth
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Possibly so.  The whole edifice of the 'former KGB' is morphing into the forces of the Antichrist IMHO:

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 10:56 | 1451681 DosZap
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Putin, is nothing but a dealer of death in disguise.

This dude when he sets himself loose, will be at least as bad as Stalin.

Talk about a WOLF in SHEEPS clothing.............he is the poster child.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:47 | 1453523 Spirit Of Truth
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When people talk about the KGB they generally think about its visible acts of repression, brutal interrogations and gulags. There is little public awareness of the fact that the KGB, which is calling the shots in today’s Russia, holds the launching codes for 6,000 nuclear missiles. Even fewer people know that the KGB has also been charged to develop, produce, stockpile and guard the country’s weapons of mass destruction. - Ion Pacepa, 2004
Wed, 07/13/2011 - 06:55 | 1450914 Zeilschip
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TIS, if you'd used rectum instead of asshole, it would've been a very funny post. Now it's just funny.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:40 | 1450342 Salah
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Makes you wonder...what does Russia, China, et al do when they realize all they have is "paper! paper!" and we have their commodities, goods, etc?  It's like the gift that keeps on giving, a treadmill you can never get off of, unless you want your own economy to implode with massive civil unrest.  

I suspect they've thought that far ahead, being the chess player they are, and it augurs badly for the West.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 02:07 | 1450653 Fed Supporter
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Putin should call a waaaaaaaaaaambulance.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 02:42 | 1450740 AnAnonymous
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Makes you wonder...what does Russia, China, et al do when they realize all they have is "paper! paper!" and we have their commodities, goods, etc?  It's like the gift that keeps on giving, a treadmill you can never get off of, unless you want your own economy to implode with massive civil unrest.  


Hush! Verboten speech on here. The posters on this site want to maintain the illusion that the rest of the world has the good in deal in the globalism stuff and the US citizens the wrong part.


Stating the obvious, that the insane burden of converting paper money into valuable stuff is left to others while US citizens are allowed in straightforward, no brainer consumption thanks to the USD is taboo.

The official mantra of the pravda here is that the US is suffering from globalism, that the US is sacrifying to help the rest of the world.

Each time the US sends a dollar abroad to receive in exchange real wealth like commodities and goods, the US are not importing wealth, they are exporting their own.

Such is the US world order. Victimilogy is high in this US world order and US citizens are perpetual victims. Have been since inception when they were victims of Indians, negroes, religious persons and royalists.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 04:53 | 1450839 malikai
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Don't forget that productive industry and real economic growth are also exported with that worthless paper.

And what about the inevitable addiction to cheap 'stuff', such as the US is fully in now? What happens when that comes to an end? Have you ever seen someone in the delirium tremens before?

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 05:17 | 1450852 Marco
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They don't just get paper. In China's case the US is exporting know how and machinery. Saudi Arabia essentially buys the protection of (and from) US's military.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:17 | 1450496 RetiredSilverBug
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Putin said Russia and Eurasian Union (coming 2012) needs its own rating agency. Assuming US rating agencies don't stand by their ratings anyway, rate complete junk as AAA (eg tons of mortgage garbage in 2007) and mostly use ratings for market manipulation, it's not a bad idea.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:48 | 1450202 Hedgetard55
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Cage match: Putin vs. Bernanke. Awesome.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:53 | 1450221 StormShadow
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Not awesome. Putin is a master in Judo. Benny is a master in, well, nothing never mind the fighting arts. Putin would break his neck 2 secs into the fight invert his body and use it as a swivel mop to clean up Ben's blood. On second thought, yeah, that would be awesome ;)

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:32 | 1450327 treasurefish
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Hell yeah!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:42 | 1450347 Salah
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Benny is a P U S S Y.  I bought firecrackers and M-80s from the dweeb when he worked at 'South of the Border' in the 1970s.   Gimme a fucking break.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:18 | 1450414 disabledvet
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he took down the man from Kansas this is not a word i would associate with The Bernank. Should he outlast Treasury Secretary Geithner as it appears he shortly will--that's another "notch in the guitar." I'm tellin' ya--don't let squishy face cutiness fool ya!

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 07:13 | 1450942 I_ate_the_crow
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Don't under-estimate the power of a quivering lip in hand-to-hand combat

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:47 | 1450355 Id fight Gandhi
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What about JewJitsu the ancient art of ruining economies?

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:31 | 1450435 Crisismode
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Benny Rothschild is a (close) cousin to Putin.


Watch your mouth.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:56 | 1450577 Oh regional Indian
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Jewjitsu is an all time classic IdFG.


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 07:07 | 1450933 j0nx
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Haha! Now THAT shit was funny!

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 04:49 | 1450838 MolotovCockhead
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Benny... master of the most advance printing press!! That will extract alot of blood from the peasants of the world.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:54 | 1450227 Doode
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Bernank wins: his QE2 lite is still bigger than the Russian budget

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:26 | 1450313 eureka
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Throw in local US Rock Star OBAMA AGAINST PUTIN.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:52 | 1450465 whiskeyjim
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Are you kidding? Putin could put Bernank and the One down at the same time. It would not be pretty, and it would not last long.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:35 | 1450333 knowless
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whatever happened to celebrety death match?

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 09:33 | 1451319 fallout11
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Now that show had zazz.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:50 | 1450207 knukles
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Vlad the Impaler is absolutely correct about wanton hooliganism with respect to the destruction of the global reserve currency.  What could be more self-defeating?  Lord, he got nailed at the end of the cold war, but winds up on the winning side nonetheless.  Amazing.  Defeated from within, as forecast of all empires.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:51 | 1450464 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The Cold War?  The Cold War ended and the Russian Mafia privatised everything.  The Russian Mafia ended up with all the assets.  Who won the Cold War?

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 01:02 | 1450585 Oh regional Indian
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LH, i don't think the cold war ended. It just re-emerged as the current hot war when it was time. The players are all mostly the same (US, UK, France, China, Russia), now ready for re-distribution. Of course you know more than most the depth of the drama being played out.

Just looks like all the players on the global stage are excellent method actors.


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 02:35 | 1450710 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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All the world’s a stage....

There is a lot of multi-dimensional truth to that.

Wow ORI.  This is the basis for a script I am writing.  I am going to quote you on this.

And I agree.  This is the next wave we are seeing.  Pullbacks are defense mechanisms, and the best offense is a good defense.  The USSR folded, but the Mafia took over that terrain.  Is there a difference in the US?  No.  Players just catching up on "theirs".  End in sight.  Bap!

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 14:47 | 1452977 Oh regional Indian
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LH, pleasure to be quoted by you! Send me a copy when free to share it.

And Mafia (Vatican, literal) is where it is really at.

We live in a time when the goons are at the helm. Thuggish goons at that. GLobal royalty i s a shining example (Monaco???).

Quite ruthless, this end-game, paradigm shift business.


Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:51 | 1450211 zorba THE GREEK
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 Putin is former KGB would cream Bernanki in cage fight.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:54 | 1450225 Hedgetard55
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I believe Putin has a black belt in some martial art. However, Ben's "drunken money printer" style kung fu is very strong.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:15 | 1450411 ThoughtCriminal
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+ or - 1

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:51 | 1450213 cosmictrainwreck
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Vlad, baby! where ya been hidin'? now maybe we can see some fur fly

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:53 | 1450218 Seize Mars
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"Sociopath declares Sociopath, a Sociopath"

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:10 | 1450265 knukles
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OMG, as I'm reading that the voice of Walter Winchell is in my head.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:24 | 1450309 Lionhead
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Here ya go knuckles. Ah, the good ole dayz:

I love the telegraph "bug" in the intro...

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:13 | 1450273 Sambo
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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:53 | 1450219 kato
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"... brokers, contending with each other who could best remedy with fraudulent circulation and depreciated paper the wretchedness and ruin brought on their country by their degenerate councils." --written by Edmond Burke, sometime in the 1700's.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:55 | 1450471 ViewfromUnderth...
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and interesting that you felt you had to leave off the preceeding word(s)...

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:53 | 1450222 bobert
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A new form of money printing:

The federal reserve buys the non-marketable "trust funds" of the Social Security Administration

et al, thereby eliminating the need to raise the debt ceiling. $4.5 Trillion in "trust funds"

to market in this manner buys us three more years of $1.5 Trillion in deficit spending. No

big emergency then. There will be a hell of a problem three years hence, however, perhaps

we just live for today.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:55 | 1450472 whiskeyjim
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Easier: Swap current army with retirees. No more SS payments.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:56 | 1450231 Atomizer
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Discover The Sources Behind UN Millenium Development Goals data 

Obama Pledges Action With Or Without Climate Deal 

This is why Obama was telling us about patents. Do you remember Patent No. 6904336.


Barbara Hollingsworth: Fannie Mae owns patent on residential 'cap and trade' exchange
Read more at the Washington Examiner:

CBO -2006 on carbon tax


After all the fear is lifted, you'll see that it's all about..


CCX has been rebranded. If you don’t raise the debt ceiling, all the money we promised to hold in our trust fund will not be allocated to you.  


My Quote:

Governments don't create infrastructure, central planners bend rules to hock taxpayer monies for completing their society workforce vision.

-Atomizer 7/12/2011


Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:16 | 1450287 tip e. canoe
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from the article:

"ANZ's head of energy trading said the value of the derivatives carbon market would dwarf the $10 billion initially raised by the government, according to the AFR."

here we go again...jeez, they just don't quit do they?  fuckers

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:55 | 1450233 ReallySparky
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Finally someone shows up to defend the American people!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:59 | 1450242 km4
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+ 1 spot on ;)

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:03 | 1450250 nmewn
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For a price ;-)

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:02 | 1450387 JW n FL
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not only do we have to defend ourselves against the Lobby Whores.. but while doing so and there after for a good little while.. in a weakened state we must stave off the GlobalPredators who would love nothing more than a broken, fragmented America to continue on into infinity so that they may move up (in their minds) the food chain. The grass is never greener is really lost on Russia and China both. not that, that fact will help our quality of life improve any post any kind of shake up.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 06:28 | 1450890 nmewn
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Yes my brother.

See Mr. Hendrix' comment above, its like a 2X4 between the eyes in its clarity.

Nature abhors a vacuum, it will be filled by something. We can define what that something is if we just stick together on what the priorities should be.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:57 | 1450235 buzzsaw99
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sticks and stones vlad baby, and you definitely ain't got the stones to take on the joo bankstas. talk is cheap.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:12 | 1450271 knukles
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None left in his country to take on....

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:23 | 1450307 False Capital
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They already made off like bandits e.g. Roman Abramovich

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:33 | 1450328 ArrestBobRubin
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Huh? Are we talking about the same guy? Putin has the stones to keep Sanhedrin Poster Boy Mikhail Khodorkovsy on ice in the face of all the usual noise, threats and coercion when the self-chosen don't get their way. Or most awful, one of them is actually held to account in a Gentile court. Especially a Russian Gentile court. Oh yeah, this drives 'em absolutely wild each and everytime they think on it...

And like the other reply said, the rest of the cockroaches who feasted on Russia under their doormat Yeltsin bolted to London (or Israel) once Putin became the new Shefiff in town. Is he perfect? Hell no. What leader is? Does he beat anybody we've got to fight for our America? Sadly, that looks to be the case.

Vlad Putin as defender of the US money supply and integrity of the dollar. At the same time our own "leaders" trash the thing.

You just cannot make this stuff up.


Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:00 | 1450238 SDRII
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Even bigger story is Obama reportedly agrees to Russian mediation efforts in Libya adding a 3rd voice to the French and Italian calls for negotiation. Libya as the next suppliment in the IEA "stockpile" release program? How much of a haircut off brent would that be worth?

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:06 | 1450255 nmewn
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Now if we can just get Putin to mediate the debt scratch that.

Enough oligarchs involved as it is.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 21:58 | 1450241 Jack Burton
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Putin knows the game as it was the Soviet KGB which engineered the end of the Soviet Union. As the only force in the USSR with access to the real economic numbers, KGB knew the SOviet Economy was finished, rather than implode, they engineered the end of the USSR as part of a longer term aim to take their lumps rebuild with a quasi freemarket and then come back and earn their way back to super power status.

This is by no means a sure thing, but the rebuilding is now progressing fairly well and the USA is self destructing in a way that Putin could hardly have dared hope for.

Germany and Russia are natural allies, though ideology has constantly kept them apart. That is no longer such a big road block. Germany and Russia need eachother for obvious reasons. That is why the USA is hell bent on a strong NATO, NATO is more a way to control Germany than it is a defense alliance.

China is the monster wild card in all this. They are in play and like being in play. It is how they control the outsiders, playing them off in a clever game.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:05 | 1450253 bobert
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If only Richard Nixon were alive. He'd outsmart them.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:35 | 1450334 Careless Whisper
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bwahahahaha. oh he's done enough already, like taking us "temporarily" off the gold standard. brilliant move.



Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:28 | 1450317 scatterbrains
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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:37 | 1450338 DCFusor
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Plus many-many Jack.  I was a cold warrior spook.  You got it right.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:39 | 1450341 eureka
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No empire self-destructs on purpose through their security apperatus . You might as well claim that PentaGun & CIA are destroying US on purpose. Empires destroy themselves as the swines of hubris they are - by financial and military over-reach.

US is destroying itself full force. It will be clear to even the sheeple and the world within a year. As for China - US' co-dependent spouse and fellow lover of empire & central planning - it may well file for divorce from US and its $/reserve - it is already fooling around with Putin and EU.

Thanks Nixon & Kissinger - for nothing! THEY started the destruction of the US by opening China - who became too big too fast - once the Ivy-Ilk got on with globa-fi-leverage.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 02:15 | 1450662 Fed Supporter
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I doubt the CIA is trying to desroy our nation, most are true patriots and are probably very concerned about what the politicians are doing to this country.  I would feel more comfortable with the CIA or Military running this country.  The US military is the most trusted institution in our country.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 09:43 | 1451350 fallout11
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That's also what the Germans thought during the Weimar era. We see how that turned out.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:13 | 1450493 CD
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Some interesting (and darkly apt) insight from G. Edward Griffin, the author of The Creature from Jekyll Island (1994) and his interview with KGB PsyOps specialist:

For more intriguing angles on this story, look up Anatoliy Golitsyn and 'New Lies for Old'. The Bear wasn't dead, just in hibernation...

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:00 | 1450247 Sqworl
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Just pay the carbon tax...nobody asked you to think!!!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:07 | 1450254 Juice Box
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Just a little disagreement between two good communists.


Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:07 | 1450258 props2009
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China forex reserves rise to 30%. Bernanke may do what he wants but China is the favor of the world.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:13 | 1450275 bobert
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Perhaps we list southern CA for $3.2 Trillion.

Chinese and Mexicans get along pretty well don't they?

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:11 | 1450267 max2205
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Fuck him and the bernak

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:16 | 1450284 ArrestBobRubin
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Ben and Barry,

I strongly recommend that you do NOT f*ck around with Vlad Putin. Here's the thing, he's a real man. And a real leader.

You 2? You're sick, sad little dwarves. He'll bitch-slap both of you with one hand while whupping a chess grandmaster with the other. While doing shots of Stoly.

So yeah, be nice.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:23 | 1450302 trampstamp
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I don't know man... The Bernanke seems to have the  bigger balls in this fight.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:35 | 1450332 ArrestBobRubin
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Nah. Bernank don't have squat. Take the over on Vlad and Oil :-)

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:19 | 1450420 ViewfromUnderth...
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Fuck Vlad and the horse he rode in on.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:19 | 1450293 Careless Whisper
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the russian mafia vs. the federal reserve bank mafia

there must be a trade in there somewhere



Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:20 | 1450294 THE DORK OF CORK
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Superman where are you now ?


I guess in this post 80s land of confusion the official leaders no longer make threats.

Its quite refreshing really.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:20 | 1450295 I am Jobe
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Love it. let the games begin. I bet 2ms KO.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:23 | 1450303 Arius
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this is an insult ... got to bomb them!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:25 | 1450310 grunk
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Vlad against a Benank/Geithner tag team.

Vlad will leave the cage a broken man.

Lloyd will buy up Russia for a song.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:38 | 1450339 ArrestBobRubin
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What about the fact that they are insolvent don't you get?

Are you posting from Tel Aviv, or just tripping?


Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:29 | 1450321 Ham Wallet
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Vlad wins because the Bernank can't print Eastern European whores.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:01 | 1450480 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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They are Chechnyan prostitutes and you will address them as such!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:37 | 1450337 Zero-risk bias
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Last summer, when the forest fires were raging on the outskirts of Moscow, two undying memories I will treasure were the unbreathable Moscow air, and images of Putin on RT appeasing the common people with his endearing and down to earth persona. The situation seems somewhat analogous, regardless of location.


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:43 | 1450545 Goldenhands57
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My undying memories was the Metros...that and the Orphans. Unfortunatly the first Metro ride ended up with me seeing some poor stiff getting beaten senseless by 3 Mafia guys for God knows what.  The expression don't drink the water brings a new meaning in Mother Russia! I wouldn't piss up Putin's ass if his guts were on fire. The sack of shit pretty much cut the goons loose on everyone and Medvedev is nothing more than a hand puppet. I pray for Russia to SOMEDAY get some leadership, some chance to bring the common man hope for places OUTSIDE of Moscow/St.Pete. Go to the villages and smaller's a hurtin world out there!      

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:41 | 1450345 RobotTrader
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Gimme a break.

If Putin was serious, his central bank could have singlehandely destroyed the COMEX in one fell swoop by buying all the open interest and demanding physical delivery.


Start buying giant blocks of stocks like NEM, TRX, AEM, etc. which are still trading at 2006 levels an incited a huge short squeeze in that sector.

Instead, he runs his mouth about Fed printing yet at the same time he's still wolfing down Uncle Gorilla Fiat Notes hand over fist.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:55 | 1450374 Careless Whisper
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Vlad has a weapon of ass seduction.

never fails.



Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:03 | 1450483 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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He does not want the fiat ponzi to end, he just wants his bonds to pay out.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 05:31 | 1450863 Marco
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It's the same hope as Greece.

If Greece/America would just embrace austerity and spend decades running a trade surplus with it's citizens working 80 hour work weeks in on factory dormitories and destroying it's environment (ie. become China) and/or putting it's fiscal policy under international control while selling all it's land they could "easily" repay their bonds.

Both are doing the sensible thing ... running up as much debt as they can while they can, since they are going to default any way. The only problem is they have both become so corrupt they have become unable to spend it productively. It all goes to conspicuous consumption.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:44 | 1450349 caerus
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Thank god the ex kgb asshole will lead us to the promise land..ride another white horse you shirtless dick

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:49 | 1450360 beechmtnski
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If Putin had half a brain, he would be encouraging this monetary policy to the benefit of his oil.  Idiot....

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:06 | 1450486 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The Art of War.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:49 | 1450361 alexwest
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mr Putin must just shut up..
Russia dont print money.. i almost peed my pants..

how in hell Russia convert export proceeds in rubles?
here's facts from Central bank cite..

start of 2009 (after 2008 crisis)
russian m2 was 11.4 trln rubles (~ 400 bln in $$)

currently 2011 middle
m2 is 20.2 trln rubles ( ~ 700 bln)

so Russian central bank printed 80% in short 2.5 years...

INFLATION IS RUSSIA IS RAMPANT.. official is 9%, unofficial is closer 20 %..

so mr Putin .. keep your mousetrap closed.. and mind your own business


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:54 | 1450569 Goldenhands57
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exactly.. the Babushka had every friggen Kopek wiped out at the "conversion". Guess who was at the helm? Yup..Vlad.

 The old women..the VERY same ones proudly wearing Soviet uniforms with (honorably earned!) bravery medals in the parades on May 1 for killing the goddamn Nazi's to SAVE Russia were crying out their eyes on the streets because the Ruble notes they held were not allowed to convert; because overnight they were worthless.. The Orphans homes had nothing..literally NOTHING for medicals for the kids. The Brits, Fins and Yanks that went there with me to bring stuff to the kids did so with very humble hearts.   

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:52 | 1450366 notadouche
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Putin is so smoothe he was able to steal Kraft's superbowl ring right out in the open and televised.  He certainly should know what a hooligan looks like.  Now shut the hell up and go get another bottle of Stoli you drunken f'ng murdering looting thuggish Russian bastard.  You have zero credibility as some sort of moral authority on currency, following the law, human rights, and the hits just keep on coming.  Gee Ben you must be hitting rock bottom when the biggest douche vodka soaked ahole is calling you out.  Maybe Putin just called the bottom in the dollar? 

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:56 | 1450376 knowless
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I was just wondering today why russian leadership had been quiet for so long, guess just biding their time, what was that line again? speak softly and carry a big stick?

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 22:57 | 1450379 bob_dabolina
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Sounds like someone has printer envy

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:12 | 1450404 ThoughtCriminal
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Vladimir is just mad cause his gang didn't come up with a scam as good as the FED's

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:00 | 1450385 SouthHedge
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Saw this on earlier today....thought it was fitting

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:43 | 1450455 JW n FL
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Putin is a Yuppie, a rich Yuppie with Hobbies. Drop his 180lb, soaking wet Yuppie Ass off in Everglades National or the Hills of West Virginia for 8 hours.. the local would skin him and sell his Rolex for $100 bucks because they dont know what a Rolex is. 


As for Obama..


Here's the real world difference.. In the Soviet Union the majority of people are like Obama, harmless.. in the U.S. the majority of people are like Putin.. in love with themselves and their guns.

So, in the end who would win???

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:12 | 1450492 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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This is like asking who would win a cat fight between Brtiney and Paris:  the fun is watching it happen.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 06:20 | 1450883 malikai
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I love the bicycle picture. Totally fuckin hilarious!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:06 | 1450392 bob_dabolina
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This is so weird. 

And last time we checked Russia was the largest oil producer in the world,

Because using the same source (wiki) I found this

Saudi Arabia has the largest oil reserves in the world. It is the world’s top oil exporter and producer.

Same diff/no diff? Or is this politically correct world where there are no losers? Everyone is a top producer!

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 06:33 | 1450887 malikai
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Russia and Saudi have been going back and fourth for the last decade or so switching sides as to who is the top producer/exporter.

For a real laugh, look at Saudi's stated reserves vs. Russian reserves.

How is it that a country with perhaps 25% of Saudi's reserves can match their production, for this long? I smell an arab rat and a serious problem for the world.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 07:47 | 1451010 Silver Dreamer
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Yeah, and... If you read it on Wiki, it must be true, huh?  That's as bad as assuming Snopes has something right.  The Internets told me the truth, ma!

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:05 | 1450393 williambanzai7
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Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:23 | 1450427 gwar5
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Perfekt Putin!

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:32 | 1450522 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Putin/Palin '12

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 05:18 | 1450853 James T. Kirk
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All he needs is a fake birth certificate from some Detroit suburb, and we could have our second imposter president

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 09:27 | 1451308 Almost Solvent
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Last I checked, MI is an actual state.


He needs to go to Hawaii like Obama or Alaska.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:07 | 1450396 ThoughtCriminal
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Imagine if Putin and company joined forces with Goldman Sacks; probably same economic, financial malfesance, but a lot more dead bodies

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:17 | 1450498 CD
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What makes you think they haven't...?

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:42 | 1450541 ThoughtCriminal
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when banksters, politicos, other assorted,  start getting thrown into car trunks, in broad daylight, driven off, never to be seen or heard from again, and or start getting wacked right on Wall Street or on the DC Mall in full view, then we'll know for sure, that the gangs have joined together

Russian version of hostile takeover - means hostile takeover

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:09 | 1450398 caerus
Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:16 | 1450410 bankruptcylawyer
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yes , vladamir the champion of freedom. you ninja nuts are forgetting he is upset that russia does not own the reserve currency. just because the fed is wrong, doesn't make russia right.


out of the frying pan, into the fire!

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:25 | 1450507 Goldenhands57
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For those that do not know... the root word Vlad in Russian is King. Such as in "Vlad ivostok." that is: "King of the East".  I was in St. Putinsburg Russia in 1991..and don't get me wrong, the common Russian folks are simply people like all others just getting by in Life..however..don't EVER forget that a "strong man" in that Culture is considered respected NO MATTER how despot. This guy is an industrial stength thug. He couldn't give a crap about anything but ultimate power and that goes for the Mafia he dances with. Again, not the man or woman on the street...the fucks in power there are who I am talkin bad on..they are just as evil as our own Banksters.      

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:35 | 1450440 Stuck on Zero
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Remember, Putin kicked out all the banksters/mobsters from his country.  They had literally taken everything the country had after the fall of the USSR.  We've seen these characters in the news:

Boris Berezovsky - living in Surrey England.  Wages war against Putin. Made his fortune by capturing state assets at knockdown prices during Russia's rush towards privatization in very questionable ways

Mikhail Khodorkovsky - Low-key Israeli mobster

Leonid Nevzlin - Another low-key mobster who owned Yukos.  In exile in Israel.

Lord Jacob Rothschild - In line to get loot from Yukos. 


Putin sees Bernanke and his ilk in the Fed as just more mobsters to be chased out.


Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:36 | 1450442 nufio
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why the fuck dont they stop buying USTs?

its like the drug dealer complaining that the addict is a deadbeat.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:38 | 1450447 web bot
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It's unreal... there are no correlations working in the market. 89% of all trades on the NYSE are robots and are held for 11 seconds... oil, USD, Au and Ag have decoupled from traditional correlations.

Does anyone think this is going to end well?


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 07:26 | 1450959 ArrestBobRubin
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Not me. It will surely end in tears. All fiat systems do, without exception.

Tue, 07/12/2011 - 23:45 | 1450456 gwar5
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The American media is complicit and an acessory to the looting of America. The MSM is the Fed's cloaking device.

The Digital Curtain: The MENA riots, The Chinese laughing Geithner off the stage in Beijing, Brazil calling out Bernanke's currency war, and Putin calling Bernanke a Hooligan are all rendered invisible random global events without a root cause to people living in the USSA behind The Digital Curtain thrown up by our media.

Except for the EU sucking the Fed's tit, Bernanke and Obama are very isolated in the world, but you wouldn't know that by our MSM.  


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:35 | 1450526 oldman
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"Except for the EU sucking the Fed's tit, Bernanke and Obama are very isolated in the world, but you wouldn't know that by our MSM."


I agree with your words above, but is this not the nature of a beast that has lost control?

In nature such a beast would fail. And if six thousand million people are sucking the beast's tit----what is there to be done about it having lost control.

I have not heard a functional answer to this here or anyplace else.

Any ideas?

thanks for the post 

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 19:30 | 1450870 Marco
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It lost control when Nixon took the dollar off the gold standard while the US started running a near continuous twin deficit. There is nothing really special about the current situation, just closer to the end ...

As for how to solve it, default has a way to very quickly enforce balanced trade ... that's the most likely solution. US defaults, economy collapses, the US centralizes control over the economy and starts drilling in Alaska to be able to have enough oil to keep running it's military and farms (forget getting it cheaply at the pump though). The only question is if the resultant totalitarian state will be socialist or social darwinist, my guess socialist since everyone has guns ... people would start shooting rather than starving, better to keep everyone at least fed.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:38 | 1450532 oldman
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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:16 | 1450497 Audacity17
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Doesn't the treasury have the printing presses, and the Fed has the reserves??

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:56 | 1450574 carbonmutant
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" What appears to have angered the former KGB spy is the end of QE2.

"Putin sounds like he was feeding at Bernanke's trough....

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:56 | 1450576 slewie the pi-rat
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hoolzelbub the satanic chair-demon

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:58 | 1450579 Sizzurp
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The problem with Putin is nobody trusts him, and likely for good reason.  He is rich,clever and cunning. His critics and political foes have a habit of turning up dead. Of coarse his comments about Bernanke are correct, but one has to wonder about his underlying  motivation which is almost certainly not in our best interest.  In short, his words hurt the credibility of those working to turn this country around.  Perhaps that is his real motivation.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 01:21 | 1450614 slewie the pi-rat
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...very nicely written...

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 01:18 | 1450610 slewie the pi-rat
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The problem with Obama is nobody trusts him, and likely for good reason.  He is rich,clever and cunning. His critics and political foes have a habit of turning up dead. Of course his comments about Bernanke are correct, but one has to wonder about his underlying  motivation which is almost certainly not in our best interest.  In short, his words hurt the credibility of those working to turn this country around.  Perhaps that is his real motivation.


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 01:59 | 1450646 phraseshifter
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Olympic Auditorium 1960's Jimmy Lennon announcing:

"In this corner coming in at -14 trillion and counting-Gentle

  Ben the Destroyer"(wearing the "New Years" baby garb)

 "and in this corner hailing from Vladivostok-Putang the 

   Great" (wearing a KGB hat and thong). They later join

   forces  as a tag-team against "Merckle the Magnificent

   and "Sarkozy the Suave"... 


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 02:31 | 1450700 AldousHuxley
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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism

Thing 1: free market doesn't exist;  NAFTA is 1000s pages long when free market should make it just 1 page. free market means child labor. etc.

Intellectuals are leading the new paradigm

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 02:46 | 1450743 ebworthen
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Spank me but Putin reminds me more of Andrew Jackson than any U.S. President since Teddy Roosevelt; where did our balls go?


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 03:33 | 1450796 Stilicho
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Putin is crying all the way to the bank. If there is one thing that Russia has always had plenty of, that is raw materials. The price fetched for these will increase along with dollar devaluation. Russia is debt free and in a very good position, having experienced its epic crash decades ago.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 04:41 | 1450833 dahabit
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The City of Moscow is expanding its borders to increase the city area by 150%. Probably to be able to cope with the coming influx of refugees from the West $)

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 06:29 | 1450893 freethinker4now
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I want to see Putin and Bernanke in a pit,  in a hand to hand combat knife fight, KGB style

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 08:38 | 1451156 laosuwan
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It's like Boris calling Rocky a Hooligan.


Anyway, when Vlad comes to Thailand you cannot believe the birds he brings with him. all 11's

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 08:48 | 1451200 laosuwan
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Russian politician, taking the office of President on 3/26/2000, replacing Yeltsin who resigned the prior December 31st, ailing and being edged out of power. Putin, a virtually unknown security chief, had been appointed by Yeltsin as his seventh Prime Minister on 8/09/1999. Known to be a pragmatist, Putin has demonstrated that he is aware of the scale of the problems facing Russian society and the Russian economy and he seems to be serious about fighting corruption. At present, he is one of the most admired figures Russia has seen this decade, even his opponents singing his praises.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 09:20 | 1451284 PaperBear
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Get silver, bitchez.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 10:55 | 1451690 dvsteenk
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Indirectly Bernanke will kill millions in Africa

He can always blame it on the weather (extreme drought)...

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