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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:25 | 1392321 baby_BLYTHE
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the general public will get a nice round of BS and lies.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:49 | 1392392 10kby2k
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I cant watch him. His whiney monotone reminds me of the schoolyard whimp.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:08 | 1392470 TruthInSunshine
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Ben 'Shakey McShakes' Bernank, quivering, twitching, trembling face and lips, telling sweet, massive lies, back in 2005, 2006 and 2007, but no one in the press would dare mention how incredibly and tragically wrong his 'models,' 'opinions,' 'forecasts,' and other such nonsense were then, even as they hang on his every lying word, now:

YouTube - Ben Bernanke's Incredibly Wrong Past Calls
Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:18 | 1392514 Cdad
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Shakey McShakes is present...enhanced by stammering.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:31 | 1392557 10kby2k
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he has dry mouth from his medication?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:28 | 1392575 Cdad
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"I think we are in a different position this year.  Clearly not where we would like to be."  B. Bernank

Very inspiring.  Between him and DC, we have dumped $7 trillion into the system, and yet we are not where we want to be.  Great.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:31 | 1392587 10kby2k
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I had to watch, but not listen.  This bernank-o-meter on cnbc is so lame.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:40 | 1392612 SilverIsKing
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CNBS wants to make the depression fun for all

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:01 | 1392730 Crisismode
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The Depression will grind on, for many,many years, long after CNBS is not even a fleeting memory in the worm-eaten brains of dead, white, male economists.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:10 | 1392752 nope-1004
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Benocide is drugged up on anti-anxiety meds.  Mouth is dry, lazy eye-lids, slow speach.

So now the guy in charge of this decovery is drugged up when speaking to the public?  For shame, dude.  Quit.  Go away.  It's all lies anyway, and everyone knows it.


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 17:31 | 1392632 TruthInSunshine
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This is ex-Reagan Budget Director David Stockman on the Dylan Ratigan show today talking about failure of Bernanke, QE1 & 2, etc., and the Greatest Heist ever by Wall Street from Main Street, and is EPIC.

Tyler - can you please make this a separate article with video?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:47 | 1392397 wanklord
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Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue. The sooner the US economy collapses the better, so these brutes will finally learn NOT to live beyond their means.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:55 | 1392428 dracos_ghost
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You aren't perchance European? They seem to be living well within their means.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:07 | 1392466 Unholy Dalliance
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Well done! You deserve to sit at the feet of 'The Master', BB himself.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:12 | 1392484 dracos_ghost
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I think BB is a d-Bag -- another little globalist Ivy League dilletante who is way out of his league. It's just interesting that wanklord says the "brutish US" is abhorrent and yet the Fed's balance sheet extended primarily to European banks to bail out their "brutish" citizens living beyond their means is OK.

People who live in glass houses and all that ...

We're all getting f&*ked by international bankers US/European/Japanese/Chinese, take your pick.


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:23 | 1392526 SMG
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Nah he's above all nations, look at his avatar.   His avatar was one of the oligarchy taking advantage of our weaknesses to enslave us.


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 21:51 | 1393660 GoinFawr
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Hey do you think 'irony' is " rain, on your wedding day..."?

OTOH thanks for the link, I was wondering who wanklord was mocking.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 22:00 | 1393665 GoinFawr
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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:31 | 1392578 GoinFawr
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@ Draco:

And I thought you were being sarcastic...

Top three 'living within their meansers' hail from which continent?

How do you like your crow; rare or baked into a humble pie?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:49 | 1392652 dracos_ghost
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Hmm, the only ones living within their means are Norway and Korea -- which last time I looked were two different continents. Everyone else is deficit spending([sic] living beyond their means).

What's your point.


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:14 | 1392707 GoinFawr
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Sorry but playing dumb doesn't work with me; even if you're not actually playing.

So you're at least able to see that our leader is from Europe? Just looking at debt, not 2010 budget deficits (which are irrelevant anyway if the nation is carrying a positive balance), who is in second place?

...Really,hunh. Which continent again?

I wouldn't ask, but I am curious to hear the rationale you use to reconcile these facts with your sarcastic (such as it was)

"You aren't perchance European? They seem to be living well within their means."

comment, seeing as Europe is the continent where the leaders in fiscal responsibility are located.

Perhaps there is an invisible north american country with low debt that only you can see?

(eww, dude you better hurry: pie's getting cold)

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:15 | 1392773 dracos_ghost
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Ok. So now it's Norway,Finland and Korea living within their means and Japan, Italy and Greece living beyond their means(and yes the US is not far behind, and so is the rest of the charted world for god's sake)

Again, what's your point. I never said the US was not in trouble with debt. It was your buddy Wanklord making it sound like the US is the only culprit in this global fiasco which is why I was sarcastic.

There is plenty of blame to go around.

Again, as I said, WE ARE ALL FUCKED by the international banking cabal.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:33 | 1392825 GoinFawr
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"Again, what's your point.(sic)"

Well, that question(?) settles it then; you're not 'playing' dumb after all.

Good luck with that.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 16:06 | 1392967 dracos_ghost
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Ok Cubby, let's go.

Gotta love the EU types. When it suits their purpose, they are a single entity, when it doesn't they isolate themselves.

According to your own OECD data link:

Euro entities = 770

vs the US at 72.

So as a big "Happy European Union", your debt dwarfs everyone else and is an order of magnitude larger than the US. Seems like you and WankerLord buddy should get a room.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 23:44 | 1393061 GoinFawr
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Weighted average of Euro 13 countries: 57.9


Norway(#1), Sweden(#4), and Finland(#2) are all in the black.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:12 | 1392759 Urban Redneck
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Check the national debt figures, not just the deficit.  Living beyond your means doesn't mean you can't spend more than you make in a given year, if you have something saved.  Also, the OECD data is skewed in favor of the US because it excludes debt issued by administrative divisions. 

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 23:35 | 1392914 GoinFawr
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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:02 | 1392447 ZakuKommander
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"Nice round" -- LOL.  Sadly, from here until Election Day November 2012 the general public will be increasingly inundated with BS and lies.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:53 | 1392675 TapperIsTicked
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Last month it was transitory, this month it is temporary. Next month it will never have existed.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:36 | 1392806 hedgeless_horseman
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There is the moral of all human tales;
'Tis but the same rehearsal of the past.
First freedom and then Glory - when that fails,
Wealth, vice, corruption - barbarism at last.
And History, with all her volumes vast,
Hath but one page...

We are here.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:43 | 1392635 The Deacon
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What is a sycophant?

Would an example be the lady from American Banker who asked Ben if he was concerned banking regulation was 'moving too fast or going too far'?

Now there's a tough question right there.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:29 | 1392324 HelluvaEngineer
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Make sure to get your tight stops in place.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:41 | 1392364 qussl3
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JPM and GS will be out hunting and you want tight stops?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:42 | 1392369 HelluvaEngineer
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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:25 | 1392325 DonnieD
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Does anyone really put stock in what this idiot says?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:30 | 1392328 mayhem_korner
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He does.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:47 | 1392386 baby_BLYTHE
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words cannot describe my absolute hatred for this man and the corporate institution he runs

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:08 | 1392480 Caviar Emptor
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+1 / 0

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:09 | 1392490 Dr. Richard Head
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I would at least give it a shot to paint into words your disdain for this man.  It is great for the soul. 

Cant Understand Normal Thinking is one of the first ones that pop into my head, but then again I am a Dick Head.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:57 | 1392703 AldoHux_IV
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His genocidal tendencies are linked to this #1 mandate of preserving finanical stability which is another way of saying he is pro-banks even if it means killing the real economy.  This kind of perpetuation of an insolvent system that winds up hurting so many in the process is one of many reasons why I think he is a lowly person who's not worth his weight in dog shit-- as a matter of fact I would prefer to have a big pile of steaming dog shit at the head of the federal reserve than this lunatic psychopathic moron.  He needs to be put down.

/edit: not sure if the soul feels better, but for sure the rage grows the more this idiot speaks.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:08 | 1392738 Dr. Richard Head
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We should put together a Mystery Science Theater 3000 spin on these meetings for the enjoyment of all ZH'ers.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:34 | 1392831 AgShaman
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I would be grateful.

Be sure to invite Joel, Crow, and Tom Servo.....and takes us down memory lane

MST3K...."Broadcasting from the Satellite of Love Tour"

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:53 | 1392905 ElvisDog
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Something on the order of the MST3K "Time Chasers" or "Space Mutiny" episodes, two of my favorites.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 16:50 | 1393129 AgShaman
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Good call E-Dog

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:16 | 1392787 Metropolis_Minx
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Are you a painter, too, Dr. Head?

I agree. It is very theraputic to go all "Pollock" on the canvas. Beefs up the activism.




Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:24 | 1392802 downrodeo
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"It is very theraputic to go all "Pollock" on the canvas. Beefs up the activism."




/hat tip/



Wed, 06/22/2011 - 23:37 | 1392948 GoinFawr
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(Puts on tinfoil hat) Wasn't Pollock's work a CIA supported psyop or some'at? If so I'm not sure what brand of 'activism' imitating him could 'beef up'.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:53 | 1392673 Silver Dreamer
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He loves himself, and that's all that matters, right? haha

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:50 | 1392393 Popo
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Unfortunately CNBC will.  And most mainstream economists will.   

And so the sheeple will as well.



Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:58 | 1392423 qussl3
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That's pretty much everyone isnt it?

Shit, does that mean im one of the crazies?

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