Watch Ben Bernanke's Semi-Annual Monetary Policy Update To The Senate Live

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Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:12 | 1006909 youngman
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To keep coming out and to say there is no inflation...he is just digging his hole bigger and bigger...what is wrong saying there is inflation..its what he wants?????

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:22 | 1006961 A_MacLaren
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Big Lies cannot be reversed, especially ones that impact interest rates as they are linked to bond prices as that will implode the Fed's Balance Sheet.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:30 | 1007000 spiral_eyes
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lol aggregate demand.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:58 | 1007122 Fish Gone Bad
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I made a resolution to be a better person this year.  But I still really hate Bernanke.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 13:26 | 1007603 Piranhanoia
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bite fat man, eat. feed family. 

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:46 | 1007078 bankrupt JPM bu...
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Most transparent central bank in the world...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:57 | 1007120 bankrupt JPM bu...
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is a self sustaining economy now precedent with a 5 trillion dollar infusion?

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:57 | 1007118 Dr. Porkchop
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He should be down in a hole, and the first thing he should hear in the morning is;


"It puts the lotion into the basket."

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:15 | 1006919 gordengeko
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Morpheus: Unfortunately, no one can be told what the Matrix is. You have to see it for yourself.

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Morpheus: The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.
Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:20 | 1006952 Hdawg
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Genius film.

Works on so many levels.


Beware The Day Of Purim. 19th-20th March

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 12:36 | 1007299 High Plains Drifter
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Thou art correct. Beware the days of Purim.

Highway of death.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 14:00 | 1007688 Hdawg
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Indeed. Also launch date of the Invasion of Babylon...I mean Iraq 2003 and the 20th march is the revolution march date for Saudi. I fear/know oil will spiral.

In order to get to Zion you have to go through the Nebuchadnezzar (The Babylonian King that captured  Jerusalem in 597) ...The Matrix is all around you.

Have faith, they will eat their own tail. 

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:15 | 1006920 unwashedmass
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this is like a fantasy -- 3.5% growth? if the peasants can't afford the gas to go to the store.....

he needs to do a few helicopter drops on the serfs....not just his friends at the banks.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:36 | 1007039 f16hoser
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Here, Here

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:15 | 1006922 props2009
Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:58 | 1007121 TruthInSunshine
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Take The Red Pill (on another forum) said:


Well, the report is based on reality, and here are the financial terrorists implementing this plan:

1)   The Federal Reserve (with head terrorists Bernanke, Sacks, Frost & Dudley).

2)   Goldman Sachs.

3)   JP Morgan (hello, Blythe).

4)   Rothschild N M & Sons Ltd
     New Court
     48 Carey St, City of London EC4P 4DU, United Kingdom
     020 7280 5000

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 12:23 | 1007234 Hdawg
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Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:15 | 1006924 firstdivision
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Is the chairman of this committee illiterate or just slow in the head?  Listening to him speak makes me want to repeatedly punch myself in the face.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:41 | 1007060 ydderf1950
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he looks retarded and half asleep or on drugs

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:50 | 1007089 bigking12345
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he's a politician, he is stupid, drunk, high, and retarded.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 12:15 | 1007179 Wynn
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Sen Johnson had a stroke a few years ago. Being from South Dakota, he's in as thick as theives with the credit card companies.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:16 | 1006926 H. Perowne
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He's going to blame the eventual stagflation on oil prices skyrocketing as the Middle East explodes. And next he'll tell me that wet streets cause rain.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 13:07 | 1007489 Don Birnam
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"Who do you believe, me or your eyes ?"

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 13:44 | 1007672 Saxxon
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"Post hoc ergo propter hoc".

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:16 | 1006928 celticgold
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er....doesnt he have a mandate to control inflation? just wonderin

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:17 | 1006936 HoofHearted
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He has it under control. He is 100% certain he can make it stop on a dime, roll over, and play dead. And he is certainly smart enough to know better. So, maybe he's just stretching the truth a wee bit...

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 13:43 | 1007671 NotApplicable
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Oh, it's controlled alright. It's a maneuver known as full-fucking-throttle.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:17 | 1006935 william the bastard
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Lying bilderderg bastard. Oh wait.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:18 | 1006938 redpill
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Baghdad Bob was more convincing than this.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:19 | 1006943 nonclaim
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"Pretenders" is the word to describe this bunch of liars and crooks.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:18 | 1006945 TruthInSunshine
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Bernanke keeps pushing his QE straddle, and what a straddle it is.

Now, he claims QE is needed because of the housing crisis, and because PCE is down vs a year earlier, inflation will be 1 1/2% this year, and wage growth is slow.

Aside from using the PCE as nearly a sole crutch to claim inflation is low (he looked up and raised his eyebrows when asked about inflation retorting "Well, according to the PCE...hint hint, wink wink..."), he is just a pathological liar, and I see even his former allies abandoning him as there is clearly what a technician would call a 'hangman's noose' forming around his neck.

edit - oh, he just acknowledged commodity and oil price sprikes could "lead to sustained inflationary pressure." How grand of him.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:19 | 1006946 beastie
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For a quick summary transcript....


"Blah, blah, blah"

"Some risk blah, blah"

"We have / are tools blah, blah"

"Inflation under control but ready to act blah, blah"

"Worried about deflation blah, blah"

"QE who? blah, blah. Maybe, not saying. Blah, blah"

"We are confident that blah, blah"

Rising food prices? "It wasn't us blah, blah"

Mark to market? "Ruh roh, em uh. We are confident blah, blah"

Rinse and repeat.



Tue, 03/01/2011 - 12:13 | 1007173 cougar_w
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+ win

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 12:24 | 1007231 Arkadaba
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Thanks for the summary! Couldn't bear to watch it myself.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:19 | 1006948 primefool
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Gotta read the meanings behind the words. eg . How do you make sure inflation expectations are well anchored? Hint : By making gdamm sure the sheple's incomes dont rise too much.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:22 | 1006955 nathandegraaf
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Teflon Twenty is getting hammered.  What, no welfare checks anymore, Ben?  Or are you just no match for Brent/WTI. 


Silver fighting Brent pretty hard today.  Best of luck to the bugs. 

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:22 | 1006956 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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That is the same BS it said last year!

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:22 | 1006963 primefool
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oil, food, copper etcetc - the Fed does not consider these prices to be under their purview. Not their problem. The ONLY inflation they care about is Wage Inflation. And yes they would like more emplyment. So in short - if the Fed is really really successful- we will have a country of har working serfs making very little money ( after all wages have not risen in real terms in 30 years!). To now worry about a 2% increase in wages - well -- you get the idea!

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:23 | 1006968 unwashedmass
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is anyone in that room going to stand up and tell the truth?????????

this is utter insanity.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:40 | 1007053 A_MacLaren
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In a time of universal deceit — telling the truth is a revolutionary act.

These minions of the system, are generally speaking to maintain the system, not challenge it.

Vested interests will always expend maximum effort to not lose that in which they are vested.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 12:21 | 1007218 cougar_w
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It's like watching State TV in Libya. You can get segments of it on Al Jazeera, they show LIbyan TV for laughs. It's all ponies and unicorns on State TV. Happy children lining up to enter school. Workers singing Gadaffi's praises while they toil. Women carrying pro-regime placards and ululating.

It is of course scripted and the message is entirely insane. Deranged, detached. It is intended from the outset not only to misinform, but to entirely unwind your ability to believe anything at all from anyone. Once you are helpless with mental confusion and self-loathing they proceed to do exactly as they like.

You don't have to believe any of it. You just have to watch. Your mind will break whether you believe it or not. And that is the intent.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 16:47 | 1008673 shesalive
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at first i read segments as 'smegments'. this site is really having an effect on me. fits with the context, though.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:26 | 1006975 unwashedmass
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when is someone going to call an end to this?

when are they going to stand up and admit that Bernanke has committed a catastrophic mistake?

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:28 | 1006989 nathandegraaf
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According to Congressman Paul, the FED will call an end to this when they destroy themselves.  Bernanke will get a job teaching in the Ivy League or England. 

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:25 | 1006977 bankonzhongguo
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Does the Fed's charter end in 2013? 

I read a ton of crazy stuff that it ends with the crazy Mayan calendar deal. 

Insane.  Insane?

Is there someone with a JD that can opine on this?

Maybe the Fed needs to cause more financial disaster in order to keep their skin in the game.

2012:  PM or Fed fiat?

Pick a side.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:27 | 1006986 ABCStore
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"One of the most transparent central banks in the world..."

For some reason, he reminds me of



Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:33 | 1007003 poor fella
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That's funny.

What About Ben?

Baby steps B.S., baby steps.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:29 | 1006988 Ratscam
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... the Federal Reserve is the most transparent central bank ...

therefore the audit every year, no Bernanke?

robbery in broad daylight!

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 11:37 | 1007035 luk427
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I thought it meant we will gladly show exactly how we are fucking you.

Tue, 03/01/2011 - 13:26 | 1007267 rufusbird
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