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Well Thank God That At Least The Price Of Gasoline Is Under Control...

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Following a barrage of letters from sellside "economists" who used the strawman of lower gasoline prices as the catalyst for either keeping their Q3/4 GDP projections, and in some cases even hiking them, we wonder: after looking at the chart below (which shows the price of NY gasoline), are we going to get some tiny, very modest retractions?

We doubt it. After all, the new strawman for GDP growth will be that Greece now has to tear down and rebuild its partially burned finance ministry. Just think of the externalities to a interlinked, globalized economy. One decrepit building in downtown Athens has to be worth at least 25 basis points to US GDP alone.

And most ironically, after destroying Morgan Stanley's rates desk in the past two weeks, the 30-5 breakeven compression trade is now set to make someone else rich. Alas, it will not be Morgan Stanley.


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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:53 | 1412875 nope-1004
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Release the hounds!!!  Add more oil!!!!  Must win next election.

LOL.  Good thing inflation is under control.


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:02 | 1412949 Greeny
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QE3 is here and swap lines are open ;)

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:35 | 1413042 SheepDog-One
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Forget QE3, not going to happen in the form you equity crackheads expect in the form of free Hefty bags of crack rocks from Ben. Its over, and youve been warned so dont cry when equities go cold turkey.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:33 | 1413050 Greeny
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Yeah, I'm feel like crying already :))) Thanks..

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:46 | 1413077 SheepDog-One
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You will be one morning soon, and it will be too late theyve already chained the casino doors shut from the outside.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 21:24 | 1414200 TwoShortPlanks
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I've been saying QE3 won't happen for months; but I've noticed more normalcy bias on ZH Blog than on Wall Street or Main Street. The QE3 Gods wil not deliver!
Next bubble will be in PMs...a 'Real'bubble this time, not a rumour. They'll let it inflate, then collapse. That'll cause havoc in Asia and Europe.

The deregulation of the deregulation is already being done.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:46 | 1413331 iLoveMisesToPieces
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You think the banks are going to let their balance sheets be deflated?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:40 | 1413670 boiltherich
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As opposed to what?  You think they are going to stand by and watch their assets get inflated away into irrelevance?  Remember their assets equal their debts, thanks to Luca Pacioli.  I mean just curious here.  I think what will be likely is that you and I will continue to get screwed and the moment there is a let up in the ass ripping they will just fob a few trillion more on the bankers.  If it seems to have gone a bit quiet or not hurt quite as much for a while it is only because they are reaching for more lube. 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 20:30 | 1414053 disabledvet
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the "Fannie/Fred go nuclear" option via "taking all the real estate allegedly owned by the banks and financial institutions and governments" and marking THAT to market (with clean title.)  Perhaps this is what Obama has meant by "excessive lobbying"?  I must say in this sense i agree with The Morgan on this one:  "fly in on lear jet, discuss, leave."  perhaps a little chat with the media on his way out and he would be a true Morgan indeed.  Of course the media should want to talk to him first....


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:30 | 1413028 Instant Karma
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I tweeted this earlier today as well. Gasoline up 25 cents in 3 days. So much for THAT consumer tailwind.

Nice post on gold/silver by Martenson. Been accumulating about 2 years with similar rationale. Didn't know supply growth so constricted. More upside Than I thought.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:31 | 1413047 SheepDog-One
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Obama finding the real world reality bites.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:47 | 1413315 Confucious 222
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Obama experiencing unrequited reacharound despair. Too bad, so sad.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:48 | 1413710 RockyRacoon
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Sorry I missed that tweet.  I'm sure both of your followers were aghast.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 23:04 | 1414391 Instant Karma
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Fuck You.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 23:01 | 1414392 Instant Karma
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Fuck You.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 23:06 | 1414398 Instant Karma
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Fuck You.

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 01:17 | 1414597 Bananamerican
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hey ik, give peace a chance....

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 04:07 | 1414724 Instant Karma
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I opted to begin responding IN KIND. But, the triplicate response was a technical glitch. I'll get the hang of it.

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 04:43 | 1414748 ZeroPower
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haha well done

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:03 | 1413142 Innocent Bystander
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I’m bored so here is a thought for the astute minds on ZH,

Act I àrelease stock from SPR (miniscule) -->bring down price-->

ActIIà buy back 100X volume at reduced price--> reload for the next shock and awe pre election

Act IIIà firm up $$ crash oil Obam's handler are happy in 2012.

It may not be just China stocking up at these low prices you know.. you a lot of strange acronyms ESF, GS JPM.. I don’t know what they mean..


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 21:14 | 1414168 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Whenever you see initials describing government, quasi-government or Wall Street firms just picture in your mind a pack of Hannibal Lectors but more evil!


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 20:41 | 1414091 doesmybuttlookf...
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Timber!!!! Oh I mean rebmiT.

Fri, 07/01/2011 - 02:55 | 1418040 rcintc
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What happened to Transitory?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:47 | 1412876 vast-dom
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Crude should at VERY least be at $112 a barrel; more at high $120s. Given global conditions etc.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:53 | 1412885 SheepDog-One
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I agree. But Jeethner says 'Dont worry, banks are well experienced at dealing with these kind of things'.


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:00 | 1412927 Sabibaby
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There's an over abundance of crude oil on the market hence the need to store it off shore in tankers. On top of that, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is being tapped to drive home the over abundance and I'm not sure anyone knows why the SPR is being tapped but it could be because the oil is going stale and needs to be used right away.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:08 | 1412954 DonnieD
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Stale? I thought it took a couple million years to make oil. Hopefully Obama checked the Born On Date before releasing it.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:11 | 1412970 Sabibaby
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I just googled it, apparently it turns back into dinosaurs.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:12 | 1412973 DonnieD
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That would be cool.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:19 | 1413012 tmosley
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That's why you need to change your oil every 3000 miles or THIS COULD HAPPEN TO YOU:

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:36 | 1413049 SheepDog-One
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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:21 | 1413239 firefighter302
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LMAO.. very good.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:17 | 1413598 Superslam
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In that case, I'm going long on Triceratops futures. 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 21:09 | 1414157 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Oil is not a "fossil" fuel.  Web search it.  Do you think 10% of the earth's dinosaurs migrated to Saudi Arabia to die?!


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 14:00 | 1416229 fallout11
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100 million years ago the middle east was a fetid swampland filled with giant ferns. Learn your geology. Or your petrogeology. Or your paleontology.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:14 | 1412997 Cognitive Dissonance
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.......because the oil is going stale and needs to be used right away.

Yup! Like fine vintage wine, once the cork is popped and the pressure is released it's use it or lose it.

I can only assume this "oil is going stale" comment is snark. Please, tell me it is snark.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:25 | 1413023 Sabibaby
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Just keep telling the masses that the oil is going stale and they'll understand.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:07 | 1413564 Quantum Nucleonics
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Oil doesn't go stale, it has a rather long shelf life.  In fact, like good wine, it gets better with age. (As long as it is stored properly, e.g. an underground salt dome)  You are thinking of refined petroleum products, such as gasoline.  They do go "stale" if not stored properly.  Actually, what happens is the lighter, more volatile molecules evaporate and the heavier stuff reacts with water.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 21:06 | 1414142 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Let's audit the SPR.  Drop the Supreme Court of Indiana in the caverns.  If they all drown, there is oil.  If they don't drown just leave them there each with a pocket constitution which they can eat page by page as they each starve to death.


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:47 | 1412878 SheepDog-One
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Thanks for the laugh Tyler, headline cracks me up.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:55 | 1412899 Long-John-Silver
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Sometimes when I have little time to devote to non-profitable distractions I just read the headlines one after the other. It gives me a sense of how things are going (to hell).

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:52 | 1412882 Long-John-Silver
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Where are the daily margin changes when you need them? Last time I checked gasoline did not contain any Silver.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:53 | 1412886 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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From inflation to deflation to inflation again in 15 minutes b*tches... God bless that bald headed jew puppet.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:50 | 1412892 SheepDog-One
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I guess the Shalomster was telling the truth- deflation to inflation back to deflation in 15 minutes or less.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:23 | 1413010 SMG
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The Fed chairman is working for the Lucifer worshiping Illuminati, who use the strategy of diversion to get away with all the bad stuff they do.   In reality it us (including all the Jewish people) vs them (the evil worshiping Oligarchy).

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:49 | 1413088 bIlluminati
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The Illuminati don't worship Lucifer. To quote a prominent Illuminatus:

"I don't worship Satan. Satan worships me."

Or, to use a book title, it's "Power vs. Market". And the powerful blame the market, while the sheeple baaah on cue. Previously, the price of oil was self-limiting, as when the price got sufficiently high, new and improved sources appeared. Now, people hope that windmills, solar power, and (revived for the occasion) cold fusion will save the day. The oligarchs laugh, until the sheeple get their pitchforks upon learning it's no First Circle for them. Those oligarchs who have earned Ninth Circle status may find it arriving early this cycle, as the can reached the end of the road.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:04 | 1412931 baby_BLYTHE
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4 out of the 5 previous Fed Chairmen. Demographically 2% of the population. Protocols?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:13 | 1412976 Clueless Economist
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Merely a coincidence.

Wait a second, who am I to speak, I am one of the brotherhood.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:15 | 1412989 baby_BLYTHE
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the Supreme Court is stacked too

So much for a Representative Republic, I guess

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:25 | 1413018 Clueless Economist
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FACT SCOTUS is all Roman Catholic and Jew

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:02 | 1413152 whstlblwr
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Wow, you are kidding, you so smart to find that out. This Jew talk here is worthless. It just show to us you out of touch with life and stupid. Feel sorry you lost.

My wife Jew and she gorgeous and smart. I Christian, not as smart as her. Hope our baby will be like her.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 19:06 | 1413779 RockyRacoon
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Me Tarzan, you Jane.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:30 | 1413031 GOSPLAN HERO
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Good point.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:33 | 1413053 SheepDog-One
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Protocols. Nice picture.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:02 | 1412946 PY-129-20
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His religion has nothing to do with it. It's his job.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:05 | 1412956 baby_BLYTHE
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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:32 | 1413002 Dr. Acula
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>[Bernanke's] religion has nothing to do with it

It could be related.

The ignorati often have a dogmatic, close-minded belief in central planning - whether by a God or by a state. The economy requires a mastermind to work properly. The universe must have been created by a thinking, acting being. There can't be rational structures generated by other kinds of processes, e.g. the spontaneous organization of an economy, the coordinating power of the market price mechanism, or the evolution of living organisms due to natural selection.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:02 | 1413134 Idisq
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-1 Junk

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:39 | 1413068 SheepDog-One
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And you dont get 'the job' unless youre in that 'religion'...actually not a religion at all, its the 13th tribe. Youre not from that....forget ever being a true Pigman.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:05 | 1413171 Terminus C
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Poor Robo...

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 05:42 | 1414785 PY-129-20
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You're wrong, Sheepdog. Just one example: McChesney wasn't a jew. Of course there is a link between the Jews and the banking industry. And I am not denying that. But this is a tradition dating back to the Middle Age, when jews often weren't allowed to join guilds and were the only ones that could raise interest, because Christians and Muslims couldn't do that for religious reasons.

With time some of them became powerful - and I am not denying that too. It wouldn't make any sense. Even Hannah Arendt, a German jewish philosopher, did research the role of jews in the banking industry and she shows how some of them used their power in politics, too. But this was also dangerous - if they weren't protected by the king or noblemen, they became easy targets.

Americans shouldn't do the same mistakes that Germans did. And by saying that: Do you really believe it could have not happened elsewhere? Certainly not in the way it developed in Germany - because this has to do with German culture - even death was an industry with figures to achieve and growth potential - as sad as it is. But you're wrong if you think that only Germans killed jews in WWII - French, Dutch, etc. -some of them had no problem with that, too.

I am just saying - don't point your anger at the jews, focus on the main reason here: it's central banking, it's corruption, a system built on fraud. We are - Americans and Europeans - at a turning point in our history.We need to end the big Ponzi here, return to reasonable and sound economics.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:04 | 1412950 vast-dom
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Why don't you call the Prez a nigger while you're at it you rascist shit for brains? 


I promise you if you were to make any racial remarks to my face I'd punt your ass so hard hiring lawyers post facto would be moot for you.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:15 | 1412988 Clueless Economist
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+666 your sarcasm is spot on.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:18 | 1413230 whstlblwr
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I help vast-dom, but it wouldn't take much. These funkymonkey and clueless so feeble, one index finger in chest and they fall over. Who besides old farts cares about race anymore. Just feel sad their life almost over.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:14 | 1412998 Raymond Reason
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by "punt" you mean calling your attorney?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:25 | 1413016 Rodent Freikorps
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Drop-kicking is a lost art.

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 01:04 | 1414582 Yen Cross
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 In GB yes. However in Australia you're a Gambler.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:28 | 1413025 GOSPLAN HERO
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We have free speech on ZH, comrade.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:35 | 1413045 vast-dom
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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 20:56 | 1414128 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Correct.  Let's enjoy it while we still can.  Let me see, fourth amendment gone, ninth amendment gone, tenth amendment gone.  First amendment on the rocks.  To all NSA, FBI, CIA, ATF trolls out there, have fun trying to take away the second amendment.  Pay up your insurance and kiss your family good bye!


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 13:15 | 1416030 boiltherich
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You neglected to mention 13th amendment gone!


The Constitution, although never mentioning slavery by name, refers to slaves as "such persons" in Article I, Section 9 and “a person held to service or labor” in Article IV, Section 2. The Thirteenth Amendment, in direct terminology, put an end to this. The amendment states:


Section 1:

"Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:40 | 1413069 SheepDog-One
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I'd make the same comments here, or to your face and not give a shit. If you saw me face to face, youd realize why.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:01 | 1413129 whstlblwr
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They guy has nothing left. He must be so old it his only pleasure.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:17 | 1413216 whstlblwr
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moved comment

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:46 | 1413281 buzzsaw99
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the prez is jamie dimon's nigger bitch bitchez.


btw, before anyone calls me rascist let it be known that i voted for that black ass lying toby sob mofo.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:48 | 1413699 Freewheelin Franklin
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the prez is jamie dimon's nigger bitch bitchez.


It's that Ugandan, I mean Kenyan, shlong, right?


Well, what the Hell. If Sarkozy is going to whore out his wife, Carla Bruni, to Obama to help his war efforts in Libya, it all evens out.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:43 | 1413081 lincolnsteffens
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So let me fully understand. If a Jew does something negative it is because he his a Jew. If a Christian does something negative it is because a Jew made him do it. If a Muslim attacks a Jew,  a Jew made him do it. I think I am beginning to grasp this concept.

Let me go further with this. If a skin-head in rural Idaho, having never known a Jew or even heard of one in his county, travels somewhere to attack a Jew or blow up a Temple it is because the Jews would only let him have a pick up truck witha rusted out body and made sure only Jews and  Jew puppets kept all the nice pick up trucks that were in pretty good shape.

I get it now. You married an OK looking gal but as the years went by she got really obese and a bunch of her teeth fell out and her tattoos got really disgusting. Obviously it is because the Jews made her look that way.

Bless you my son for you will enter the Kingdom Of Heaven because of your purity of soul and morality. Just remember when you get to heaven and you see all those children of the prophet Mohamed with young virgins providing all they could want don't blame it on them that all the young virgins are taken and none left for you. It is your fault you did not kill babies women and old men of your own faith trying to kill one infidel acting on behalf of Jews.

You certainly are a bright light and thank you for bringing me to your blessed state of peace with the Lord.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:02 | 1413137 mick
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I junked because there's no agree button.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:51 | 1413708 Freewheelin Franklin
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The pick-up truck with a rusted out body came from Mexico with 3 draft choices to be named later.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:38 | 1413121 whstlblwr
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FunkyMonkyBoy loves to hate THE JEW, he scared all powerful JEW rules world. You must be 80 years old. Who cares about Jew, Black, Gay, Muslim, Catholic but old out of touch?

Are you oil men? It's theory they want blame on Jew to make distraction.

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 01:32 | 1414610 Bananamerican
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learn our fucking language please.....

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 01:35 | 1414620 morty_schatzberg
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You live in cloud cuckoo land. Ethnicity matters, and denying it will bring about more bloodshed than this world has ever seen. Go ahead, live in denial, nature's a cruel bitch when it comes to maladaptive behaviors.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:55 | 1412896 etrader
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The Desk crew at MS are starting to make the BAC guys look good.....;-)

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:51 | 1412897 YesWeKahn
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shoot, I forgot to fill my tank today.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:51 | 1412901 SheepDog-One
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Damn, looks like Robo is back on the bus again, no scooter fill up this week.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:52 | 1412907 Archimedes
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Really? A 25 cent swing in two days? Ouch!



Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:56 | 1412911 Golden1182
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That was the best "no brainer" trade of the month.

1. Obama releases the reserves

2. Price drops for a few days and heads right back up...

3.  Winning!!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 22:21 | 1414340 Hi Ho Silver
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Obama is just creating new ways to spend money. Every gallon released from the strategic reserve will cost three times more to replace than it originally cost. Libya. Government without a budget. AirForce1 for 100 mile jaunt. Marine1 for a 4 mile hop. Wifey doing it up in Africa. Shipping the presidential limo to europe just so it can get stuck at the embassy (wrecker fees are a bitch). Hussein is out of control and nobody is stopping him.  It's like watching a train wreck in slo-mo, and the engineer has sabotaged his own engine.


Cloward & Piven are proud, despite the old hag's claim that she's not.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:54 | 1412917 WakeUpPeeeeeople
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Time to invest in a cat food factory. Looks like the Greeks are going to discover what it's like to come home to cat food for supper.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:06 | 1412948 carbonmutant
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The Greeks on the islands have gone fishing...

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:00 | 1412925 MolotovCockhead
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May be throw another Osama into the sea will do the trick!!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:34 | 1413056 SheepDog-One
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Or throw an Obama into the sea.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:38 | 1413478 mynhair
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... with concrete overshoes.  Can't have it shown for him to be a witch.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:56 | 1412926 BeerWhisperer
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Jeff Rubin The IEA Wouldn't Deplete Oil Reserves If It Weren't Counting On Another Global Recession Read more:

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 20:47 | 1414106 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Interesting, but do you really think the IEA gives a shit at what price level they refill the reserves, if there really are reserves?  Hell no!  These are mindless bureaucrats who never baled hay, painted a house, halled drywall, picked weeds or met a payroll.  As an example, do you remember when the UK Prime Minister was selling the nations gold at $250 per ounce!  This may mark a long term bottom in crude prices!?


Tuco Benedicto Pacific Juan Maria Ramirez

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:56 | 1412928 Mad Max
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Well at least I got ONE tank of gas at the IEA/SPR fire-sale price.  Shame the rest is going into China's version of the SPR.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:01 | 1413150 SheepDog-One
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Im going to hijack a tanker next, you with me? 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:28 | 1413258 Mad Max
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No, but two days ago I saw a truck that... well, you get the idea.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 19:18 | 1413809 RockyRacoon
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Don't worry about it.  I saw Mad Max and there were overturned gas tankers littering the highways for them to refuel their assorted vehicles of doom.

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 00:10 | 1414519 Mad Max
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Watch it again.  Not so many gas tankers with any gas left in them.  Hence all the unpleasantness among those who were not "too big to fail".

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:58 | 1412936 John McCloy
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Think about that...The fact that Greece has "temporarily" managed to secure another loan just to make payments on their debt (something which in financial markets would be seen as everyday continuity of normalcy) is now being used or should I say attempted to be used as a catalyst for higher EUR thus U.S. market?

    All this on a 4 vote margin and the beginnings of escalating riots not yet seen and the spotlight being shined on the next "sovereign" nation to force a bailout down their throats. Let us think about that for a second folks..especially those like Larry Fink who is spouting tiresome garbage like " I would be 100% in equities if my accountant would permit it". 

   All these head winds, worsening econ data, ending QE and jobless expiring of the 99 weeks rolls and some actually think this will all not end with a wealth destruction event that will have people Peter Panning out their windows? 


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:10 | 1412967 qussl3
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Shhh..... The bagholders are about to poke their heads out soon.

Dont fuck it up.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:48 | 1413101 SheepDog-One
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Theyve already chained the casino doors shut from the outside, the stampede and trampling mass deaths one morning soon will be hillarious to watch as Bernank cleans them all out.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:10 | 1412986 Franken_Stein
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The chain of future events and their timeline down to the minute has already been planned and been agreed upon at this year's Bilderberg meeting in St. Moritz.

The gameplan is there and will be executed step by step by TPTB in the coming weeks and months.


The question is: Will the sheeple behave according to plan ?

Or will they become rebellious and unpredictable ?


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:03 | 1413156 Herbert_guthrie
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Rebellious and unpredictable?

Sounds like the type of personality on ZH.

The rest of em (especially in the good ole USA) aren't aware and really don't care.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:28 | 1413251 Ferrari
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Jesus! What a statement. And I can't say I disagree with you.

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 14:21 | 1416296 fallout11
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Sad but true!

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 13:17 | 1416062 boiltherich
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would not be much of a plan if they can't count upon the reactions of the sheeple and fit those reactions into their strategy, in effect creating reactions as a predictable and manageable part of their scheming.  Can you say Syntagma Square?  If you can't gauge levels of reaction create levels of reaction of your own, the theater of it will stop true spontaneity and limit outcomes to what you set up. 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:11 | 1412987 dexter_morgan
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You are using thought and logic to analyze this situation, sir. Those things have no place anymore in the current 'reality'.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 14:59 | 1412939 wandstrasse
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One decrepit building in downtown Athens has to be worth at least 25 basis points to US GDP alone.

Is Halliburton rebuilding it?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:08 | 1412975 speedy
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Don't be silly!  The Chinese will be rebuilding it!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:20 | 1413014 Silver Dreamer
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They may not be rebuilding it, but they will supply the material.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:35 | 1413041 treemagnet
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I must say your avatar is annoying - its waaaay to small.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:08 | 1413569 Citxmech
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Look up "Sydney Moon" and you can get all the full-size pics you want [or at least you'll find a bunch, depending on your appitite].

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:55 | 1413125 hedgeless_horseman
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Welcome, Speedy.  Please post frequently and never change your avatar.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 20:43 | 1414086 Tuco Benedicto ...
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If you've seen one, you've seen em both:)



Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:11 | 1412991 Rodent Freikorps
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Boswau & Knauer are better known for building bunkers for dictators, aren't they?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:11 | 1412953 Bam_Man
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More "price stability" compliments of the Federal Reserve.

Doing really well on the "full employment" mandate  too.

Thanks guys. Keep up the good work.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:17 | 1412996 Rodent Freikorps
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Heck of a job.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:09 | 1412962 russwinter
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This is what the "risk on" trade looks like when Western Civilization as we know it has been saved by banksters and kleptocrats.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:09 | 1412963 astartes09
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Couldnt we just have got away with saying we released a bunch of oil instead of actually doing it?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:49 | 1413327 daneskold
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That is what is being done.  I don't remember the timeline exactly.

Isn't the auction in July with delivery in August?

IEA could just flip a few contracts and never even pump the physical.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 20:38 | 1414079 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Very good point!  Hell, there's probably as much oil in those caverns in Louisiana or whereever in the hell they're supposed to be as their is gold in Ft. Knox.  What say you Odd Job??  What the hell ever happened to Pussy Galore?


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:10 | 1412966 YesWeKahn
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There is a lesson to be learnd by Obama. If the debt ceiling isn't raised, the stock market will crash, but it will soon recover, so he should not worry at all.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:27 | 1413033 css1971
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no, bigger than that. It'll be the end of the financial system, the end of the nation, people jumping out of windows, tanks in the streets.


Just like Iceland.



Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:18 | 1412999 monopoly
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No surprise to us here. Gas would not stay down for long.  And, looks like the Fed bent over again and is raising the fee charged on credit cards by a dime or so. V and MC jumping and halted. Anything to make sure the banks rule. Screw the retailer and the consumer. Gotta keep those perks perking.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:18 | 1413000 treemagnet
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Transitory bitchez!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:19 | 1413001 monopoly
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Interest rates, tick, tick, tick.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:31 | 1413034 GOSPLAN HERO
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Time to buy more PM, comrades.

I'm fondling 10 silver morgan dollars ... it's almost sex ... a fetish?

The feel of real money!



Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:43 | 1413079 slewie the pi-rat
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w/ morgans, ya prolly wanna spit, not swallow...

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 20:34 | 1414071 Tuco Benedicto ...
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So that's how some coins get spotted!:)  I hope you at least kiss Lady Liberty of the forehead after you're done.


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:34 | 1413040 monopoly
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Don't you all agree that chart just gives you that warm and fuzzy feeling that the administration has every thing under control. Lets go spend now.

Steven Spielberg could not make this crap up. And he is good!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:33 | 1413052 Downtoolong
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I just filled up my tank today. Grab it while you can. At least the gas price dip lasted longer than Goldman’s last oil price forecast. What’s the bid / ask on when they’re going to revise it again?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:38 | 1413063 Greeny
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Booyah, Bitchez! :))) Rock and Roll!


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:42 | 1413064 slewie the pi-rat
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slewie has reports that morgan stanley is using gasoline to put out the fire @ their rate trading desk. 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:42 | 1413066 GOSPLAN HERO
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"Capital must protect itself in every possible way, both by combination and legislation. Debts must be collected, mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible.

When, through process of law, the common people lose their homes, they will become more docile and more easily governed through the strong arm of the government applied by a central power of wealth under leading financiers.

These truths are well known among our principal men, who are now engaged in forming an imperialism to govern the world. By dividing the voter through the political party system, we can get them to expend their energies in fighting for questions of no importance.

It is thus, by discrete action, we can secure for ourselves that which has been so well planned and so successfully accomplished."

- Montagu Norman, Governor of The Bank Of England, addressing the United States Bankers' Association, NYC 1924

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:36 | 1413276 Dr. Acula
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He's an idiot.

His means to the end of protecting capital is self-defeating. Using "the strong arm of the government applied by a central power of wealth" and "imperialism to govern the world" means hampering the market, reducing the division of labor, disrupting the market price mechanism, reducing the ability to rationally allocate capital, and squandering capital on warfare.

This is like trying to get ahead of the Joneses by breaking into their garage and stealing their shit.


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:13 | 1413422 GOSPLAN HERO
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Banksters are clever, not idiots.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:02 | 1413145 Atomizer
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Let me be clear, if we just release another 30 million from SPR..

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:07 | 1413157 Texas Ginslinger
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I rode a bike to work every day last week. 

Truck had the week off.

Let it rise.


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:22 | 1413242 1100-TACTICAL-12
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I take you're one of them Austin bikers that wear the faggit biker outfit's.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:32 | 1413660 slewie the pi-rat
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the guy above me has no tact.  LOL.

   +++++ 5 +++++

+ slewie<^>schwinn +


Thu, 06/30/2011 - 01:14 | 1414586 Yen Cross
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 +1 Slewie Yen. That trading desk fire theseus is interesting. Must the widening curves in s/t notes via china realizing that Timmah isn't going to let the usd creep back up. China is going to have higher input costs for the forseeable future.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:14 | 1413201 ian807
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As I pointed out several days ago, 60 million barrels isn't even a day's supply for the world. Perhaps 3 days for the USA. There was just no possibility that an amount that small was going to have a long-term significant economic effect. It was a gesture, aimed at the Saudis, saying "We're prepared to move prices if you don't". What we've now told them in essence is, "We can't do squat. Our short-term economic fate is up to you. We're at your mercy."

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:53 | 1413527 CrashisOptimistic
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There it is again.  Imagining that the Saudis are definitve.

They pump about 8.7 million bpd.

Russia pumps 10.1 million bpd.

You want to see where the power is, look well north of KSA.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:19 | 1413206 Seasmoke
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dont worry, Obama is in charge

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:31 | 1413473 Van Halen
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UNDERGROUND by Barack Hussein Obama
Under water grottos, caverns

Filled with apes

That eat figs.

Stepping on the figs

That the apes

Eat, they crunch.

The apes howl, bare

Their fangs, dance,

Tumble in the

Rushing water,

Musty, wet pelts

Glistening in the blue.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:29 | 1413263 Caveman93
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Too bad they used marble when building the Federal Reserve. Does not burn well.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:34 | 1413267 andyupnorth
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Interesting... gas prices in Canada is still going down... shall we finally benefit from a continuing divergence of prices?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:44 | 1413318 zebra
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try controling the gas price in N. Ca., I dare you.

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