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Watch Bernanke's Q&A With FOMC Approved Sycophants Live Here

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At 2:15 pm the general public will watch with fascination as Ben Bernanke descends into his throne, in his dollar green Vera Wang wearing a stunning Control Print and Arpels tungsten necklace, following with trepidation each and every shake and quiver of his chin in those ultra rare instances when he speaks the truth. He will be surrounded by a cohort of FOMC preapproved sycophants who, as can be seen on the clip below, are now on page 2 of Monetary Policy for Dummies, which they started reading back on April 27 during the first ever FOMC press conference. As usual, nothing of significance will be asked, and most certainly, answered, but do expect the dollar (and, inversely, ES) to go up, then down, then up, and so forth as random vacuum tubes blow in NYSE's ultramodern Mahwah collocation facility.

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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?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:03 | 1392450 DavidC
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'Fraid so, you and me both...


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:55 | 1392429 johngaltfla
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I just watch to see if Liesman comes out and asks "Should I spit or swallow after this Mr. Chairman?"

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:07 | 1392478 Shell Game
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Mr. Market says, 'just you watch'.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:31 | 1392591 trentusa
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Hey uh Donnie, who asks the questions after these speeches? If somebody let me up in that conference room with, say, some press credentials from Zerohedge well let's just say Ben Bernanke doesn't want to get in the arena w/ the little 'ol likes of me treating him as a hostile witness

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:31 | 1392329 aerial view
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Would you mind being hooked up to a lie detector during your Q&A session?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:36 | 1392355 sbenard
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That's the BEST question! The needle would be off the scale throughout!

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:36 | 1392361 equity_momo
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Id pay good money to see that. Perhaps pay-per-view it.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:37 | 1392616 MrPike
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They may have difficulty finding a pulse...

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:42 | 1392637 trentusa
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Me, or him? I personally believe in transparency, and that one should never do anything he doesn't want to talk about later on in public open & honestly, bc often the only strength lies in virtue, so nah I ain't scared of no lie detector, but I bet 'ol Ben might feel otherwise. As a matter of fact I already put my reputation on the line, regarding said fact.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:27 | 1392330 alien-IQ
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I was going to watch but instead decided to something much less painful...Like sticking needles in my eyes...But thanks anyways:-)

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:32 | 1392331 plocequ1
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Can someone please translate? I am a dummy. Tylers words are too big

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:34 | 1392342 Cassandra Syndrome
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Is that you Ben?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:47 | 1392385 camaro68ss
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Translation, we are all fucked

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:31 | 1392349 Problem Is
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The lip quivering bald guy is the ventriloquist's dummy...

Don't let the Charlie McCarthy suit fool you...

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:36 | 1392362 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Bernanke is the Great Wizard's personification?  He chose a bumbling, short, bald, quackademic to talk down to the masses? 

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:42 | 1392380 mayhem_korner
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Shares some genes with his cousin BENito Mousolini...

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:10 | 1392475 TruthInSunshine
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The Bernank is Jack's anal sphincter.

...merely a device to attempt to bottleneck and control the flow of shit.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:35 | 1392351 mayhem_korner
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It's gonna be a love-in.  Fiatpalooza '11

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:32 | 1392333 Problem Is
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When is The Bernank going to start giving his press conferences from the US Government Printing Office over on North Capitol Street???

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:10 | 1392750 InconvenientCou...
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When they clear out more pallets of shrink wrapped linen. I read the US is in talks with the Taliban, so it should be soon.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:28 | 1392334 sbenard
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Sorry, I can't stand to watch Bubbles Bernanke. It always leaves me nauseous!

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:32 | 1392339 mirac
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"collocation"?  Good one!

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:34 | 1392343 Ancona
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He needs to be bent over and given a train ass fucking, just like the one we all got.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:30 | 1392348 10kby2k
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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:37 | 1392356 zorba THE GREEK
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 At least Greenspan cured my insomnia. The Bernank keeps me up at night.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:37 | 1392357 101 years and c...
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any chance anyone has the sack to ask ben about Gross' tweet? 

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:48 | 1392401 brew
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i'm sure LIES-MAN will ask the tough hard hitting questions...

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:35 | 1392358 Ray1968
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Watching him speak, I believe he lives on another planet.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:38 | 1392363 Mercury
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At 2:15 pm the general public will watch with fascination as Ben Bernanke descends into his throne, in his dollar green Vera Wang wearing a stunning Control Print and Arpels tungsten necklace, following with trepidation each and every shake and quiver of his chin in those ultra rare instances when he speaks the truth.

Uh-oh, inappropriate laughter - I'm trying to act like I'm paying attention on a conference call and you guys aren't making it easy...

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:50 | 1392366 Threeggg
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Here is exactly what the Bernank will say.

Word for Word !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anybody want a QE-3 (Lollypop) tease tease ???????????????



Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:41 | 1392367 Wakanda
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" random vacuum tubes blow in NYSE's ultramodern Mahwah collocation facility."???

Tyler, I'll have one of what ever your drinking/taking/smoking.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:42 | 1392368 GeneMarchbanks
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I noticed every time he speaks my gold stash gets a woody. It's temporary but still... you might want to check for yourself.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:40 | 1392372 bankonzhongguo
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Federal Open Market Committee.

Its as "Federal" as Federal Express.

Its certainly not "open" to you or me.

It has nothing to do with any real definition of "a Market."


I guess they are a Committee.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:41 | 1392373 digalert
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Can't stand to watch the liar. He get's that stupid Blankfein "whadda ya mean?" look when he talks.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:40 | 1392374 BORT
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I wonder if Jamie Dimon was invited this time?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:44 | 1392375 Eireann go Brach
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Revolt magazine...Mr Bernanke, why does your lip quiver and shake, are you lying or are you a crackhead sir?


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:40 | 1392377 mayhem_korner
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"Here ya go, Ben" (hands scripted questions). 

"Don't forget we've got Goldman paying out on each "transitory" and the under/over for "accommodative" is 5 with JP." 

(makeup artist applies final powdering)

"On 5, 4, 3..."

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:41 | 1392379 vegas
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The only way I would watch the excrement pile known as the Bernank, is if Gross, Santelli, and Ron Paul could ask questions. Now, that would be a presser. Until then, expect the usual Steve Liesman types to continue the sycophant softball BS we have all come to know and love.


Just can't watch this lying dufuss.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:56 | 1392416 qussl3
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Schiff would be extremely entertaining too.

Pento likewise.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:39 | 1392623 MrPike
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Maybe some Marc Faber and James Grant as well, give ole Bennie a woopfur. 

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 16:39 | 1393084 mayhem_korner
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Excellent!  How about Celente, Farber, and the Bernank on a debate panel moderated by Mark Levin and our guy Reggie Middleton?  That'd be lotsa lip quiverin'...

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:48 | 1392389 virgilcaine
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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:51 | 1392396 FranSix
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3-mo.  Treasury Bill rate:  0.01% (negative interest rates expected)

Futures Chain In Gold Prices (backwardation in gold expected)

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:47 | 1392399 PaperBear
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"Price Stability" ?


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:52 | 1392405 Temporalist
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Found this on

Euro Crisis: Greek Austerity

Jim Rickards discussing SDRs (special drawing rights), sovereign debt, IMF, G20, inflation, Euro, central banks...

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:51 | 1392413 Marty Rothbard
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I like to watch the Bernank's press conferences fullscreen, while porn videos play underneath.  I have always liked to hear women moan, while I am getting fucked.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 15:37 | 1392560 baby_BLYTHE
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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:51 | 1392415 Motorhead
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Wow, this dude sure makes me want to send my kids to Princeton.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:58 | 1392420 Miss Expectations
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I will admit that I'm originally from Jersey and tell you that Mahwah is an appropriate choice of locale.  (Backup choice:  South Amboy)

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:21 | 1392517 Shell Game
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Mahwah.. reminded me of Magua and then this scene in the NC Smoky Mountains.

May that Bernanke could meet his end this way..

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:55 | 1392425 YesWeKahn
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every time Bernanke speaks, the market goes up. Bernanke must think that he is the God.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:55 | 1392427 yogibear
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It's time for the rest of the world to refuse US paper currency. Higher rates of returns for any US borrowing. The US cannot pay it's debts without printing worthless paper.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:00 | 1392432 Seasmoke
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whats the Over/Under on lip quivers ?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:57 | 1392435 GoinFawr
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The ergonomics of that intro were slicker than deer's guts on a doorknob, thanks tylers.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:01 | 1392440 PaperBear
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"if Gross, Santelli, and Ron Paul could ask questions." ?

That would be a MUST SEE.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:01 | 1392443 P-K4
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That wasn't Unlce Ben, that was his teleprompter double, Paul Giamatti.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 13:59 | 1392448 gwar5
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The politicians and synchophants are all now agents of the banks, consolidating assets into public ones so the banks can foreclose.  Why wouldn't they? The taxpayers have been disconnected from debt/deficit spending and where all their paychecks are really coming from.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:03 | 1392451 YesWeKahn
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Sorry, what was your question again? Does the FED print money? No, we don't print. Did the FED policy cause inflation of asset prices? No, I don't see any sign of that.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:04 | 1392454 PaperBear
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When the bogus CPI gets up over 5% that is when the trap door underneath Mr Bernanke should open to a 1000ft drop.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:01 | 1392457 Guarded Pessimist
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Does his voice quaver because he is nervous speaking in front of people? Or does he always talk like that? It would annoy the hell out of me if I had to listen to his voice quaver like that all the time.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:07 | 1392459 AlaricBalth
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Mr. Bernanke. As an alleged expert on the causes and effects of the Great Depression, you must be familiar with Winthrop W. Aldrich's (former President of the Chase National Bank) testimony on  Feb. 22, 1933, to the Senate Finance Committee on the causes of the Great Depression and possible remedies. During testimony Mr Aldrich states that the U.S. "should avoid further artificial efforts to force an expansion of bank credit. It was forced expansion of bank credit from 1922 to 1928 that was responsible for a great part of the present trouble. The renewal of government security purchases by the Federal Reserve Banks following the break in 1929, and especially in early 1930 was responsible for the false stock market boom in early 1930, and the renewal of excessive security issues which complicated, very much, the difficulties in the period that followed...The volume of bank credit in the country does not depend alone on the volume of bank reserves. It depends also on the temper of the business community, which is governed by the prospects for business, and on the movements of goods and on the prices at which goods move. There is no use trying further to force it from the other end by an artificial increase in bank reserves...The prestige and reputation for financial integrity of the American government, of the U.S. Treasury and of the Federal Reserve Bank are two of the biggest capital values in the world and two of the most essential features of the world financial organization. Wantonly to destroy them, quite apart from the question of morality, would be an act of economic destruction of fearful magnitude."

Mr Bernanke, why have you not learned from history and why are you causing the greatest economic destruction the world has ever seen?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:13 | 1392503 Caviar Emptor
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On the contrary, Ben took a page from the 1929-32 Fed. He knew in advance what the consequences of his policies would be. Like all hopeless cases, he believes the trouble was that the failed experiment simply wasn't done "enough". There are no other proposals on what the Fed should do but cram liquidity down the throat of its cronies and hope they'll buy a few suits. 

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:22 | 1392504 Caviar Emptor
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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:02 | 1392463 Cult_of_Reason
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No matter what Bernanke says, it will be twisted by CNBC as positive to "buy stocks."

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:07 | 1392468 Fur Trader
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Not now, but I need more educationon the finer points of ES; the hows and whys.  I am seeing it more often.  Cheers.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:08 | 1392472 mynhair
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I'm just gonna replay the first one cuz the original song is always the best.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:11 | 1392477 PaperBear
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Did Steve have any questions given to him by Santelli ?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:08 | 1392485 Mr Kurtz
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Bernanke " subdued inflation rates..." WTF planet does this moron live on?

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:12 | 1392486 PaperBear
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I would be willing to bet he says "transitory" a lot during this briefing.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:10 | 1392491 mynhair
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Yippe!  A drinking game!

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:27 | 1392545 topcallingtroll
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Beat me to it, fucker.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:08 | 1392488 rubearish10
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Is this live or is it the April conference replay? WTF??

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:16 | 1392499 rubearish10
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OOOPS! Junked mice elf.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:50 | 1392676 Shell Game
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Tyler has allowed one to reconsider and unjunk a prior vote. Click it again, it's fun.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:14 | 1392492 Mr Rogers
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CNBC ran a poll earlier today regarding the Bernanke.  It was something to the effect of "do you support the moves Bernanke has been making"?

It was 98 to 2% against him. LOL

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:19 | 1392508 ebworthen
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Per a CNBC screen pop-up

"FOMC predicts 3.9% growth and 7.3% unemployment in 2013"


Yeah, right.

And 28 TRILLION of national debt?

And no higher taxes or raised rates?

They are toking deeply on the hookah filled with hashish oil and shredded dollar bills.


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:26 | 1392561 Rynak
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I germany, "someone" a few years ago promised to "half" the number of unemployed..... by driving wages lower and beating unemployed harder....... it was widely publicly ridiculed, i.e. by explaining visually that he probably means to "halve" the number itself (splitting it into two numbers).

For "some reason", in the following years, that number decided to instead go up.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:18 | 1392509 Caviar Emptor
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What amazes me is that average Americans today are not fooled: ask them and they don't see an improving economy, they thinks it's gotten worse since 09. 

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:19 | 1392510 topshelfstuff
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voice more quivering than usual

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:19 | 1392511 DavidC
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His voice is trembling again....


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:20 | 1392515 augie67
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Why's he always SO nervous?  (rhetorical)

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:21 | 1392519 Rynak
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Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:22 | 1392521 thedrickster
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Anyone else see Dino Kos dress down Becky Quick this morning?

Kos - "The Chairsatan has conducted research and determined that Japan's lost decade was simply a case of the central bank doing too little, too slowy. The Charisatan has spoken you insolent little minx."

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:19 | 1392527 DavidC
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'...dual mandate...'

Shut up Bernank.


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:24 | 1392528 goldcoastgirl
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Fabulously well-written, Tyler! I read it with trepidation. The tungsten necklace certainly set off the entire ensemble. Brilliant!

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:24 | 1392529 topcallingtroll
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There was a google ad on the zh home page with a picture of a smoking hot girl who wants to chat with me!

I tried to get back to it but it was replaced with an ad for compliance software.

Please come back smoking hot babe. I didnt mean to snub ya!

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:24 | 1392530 JSD
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Must see TV bitchez...MUST SEE.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:21 | 1392533 goldcoastgirl
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what is all that weird stuff in front of my post?


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:36 | 1392596 ebworthen
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You maybe disabled rich-text then re-enabled it (?).

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:39 | 1392604 Mad Cow
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Click "Disable rich-text" when you paste from another program. Then you can edit out the HTML code. Or be sure to copy only text and no HTML.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:25 | 1392536 oogs66
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the questions seem slightly less kiss *ss this time around


Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:23 | 1392546 Threeggg
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Typically quivering is based on confidence and truthfulness...............!


Fail ! 

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:24 | 1392549 JSD
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"Mr. Chairman, is the tremble in your voice transitory or permanent?"

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:28 | 1392550 ZakuKommander
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Oh, goody!  An increase in "defense" spending will be coming. Syria? Lebanon? South China Sea? So many excellent choices.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:28 | 1392551 GoldmanSux
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Good question Hildenrath, says the chairman.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:28 | 1392552 John McCloy
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Haven't we been hearing him tell us the recovery will pick up shortly for nover two years? If he is still Fed Chairman in 2 years when we are watching the conferences we will not even know 2 years have gone by since his language never changes.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:25 | 1392553 johngaltfla
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And Liesman asks the most irrelevant question imaginable. Care to wager if there are any 'debt ceiling' questions....

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:29 | 1392556 firefighter302
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Ben  "Uh, duh, duh, uh, um uh duh"

Brilliant speaker.

Wed, 06/22/2011 - 14:32 | 1392573 DB Cooper
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Sounds nervous as shit to me!  Mouth all dry and voice wavering.  Losing confidence in his own PONZI.

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