• Steve H. Hanke
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    Authored by Steve H. Hanke of The Johns Hopkins University. Follow him on Twitter @Steve_Hanke. A few weeks ago, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) sprang a surprise. It announced that a...


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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 23:30 | 3218728 monad
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Revelations 13-15 And I saw issuing from the mouth of the dragon And from the mouth of the beast And from the mouth of the false prophet 3 foul spirits like frogs; for they are demonic spirits performing signs who go abroad to the kings of the whole world to assemble them for battle on the great day of God the almighty. ("Lo I am coming like a thief! Blessed is he who is awake keeping his PMs that he may not be fleeced and ruined!")

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:37 | 3216305 Clowns on Acid
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Fantastic stuff Billy B. !
Obama is meeting with Blankfein, Dimon, et al today at WH.
After the DOJ announced the S&P suit yesterday, I wonder what the conversation will center around?
The background music should be "Don't cry for me Argentina!" or ...?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:32 | 3216289 the grateful un...
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are such things as Drone Frogs?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:32 | 3216288 ptoemmes
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Could be horror bufo toads from the looks of them. They can kill ya...and your pets. Our male GSD sideswiped one with his tongue and instantly foamed. He got a garden hose sprayer jammed into his mouth turned on full blast. He still looks for them.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 09:24 | 3215950 shovelhead
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Horror frogs and firecrackers.

Good clean fun.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:57 | 3215893 tnquake
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Waiting for the day when someone "frog marches" these froglidytes to prison or the cook pot!


Tue, 02/05/2013 - 06:16 | 3215771 falak pema
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eating frog legs is a great delicacy! Enjoy! 

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 04:19 | 3215729 WTFUD
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WB7 if the NWO are Frogs and in my estimate JD is Frogman the anti superhero supreme dark lord then i think you owe it to yourself to paint that picture from inception, rise and round table. This will be the holy grail of understanding the black knights.
This immortal has more going on in the world in a single day than everyone else put together ( all bazza had to do was call timmy to find out from JD his weekly schedule ).
The unmasked ( in broad daylight inyerface ) greatest Crime Boss or Chosen One depending where your loyalties lie. The Gatekeeper.

With the us government held to ransom ; financial sovereignity over countries far awide as a giant ponzi hedgefund who could bring the house of cards down, what is a boy to do?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 03:27 | 3215702 WTFUD
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MSM " UBS expecting write down (loss ) of €2.5 billion ; actual loss this quarter only €1.9 billion; everyone will be Cheered " she says. Expectations are low but to cheer that kind of loss things must be a lot worse than our worst fears.

Every day it seems we have one Bank after another hitting the headlines for the most part, criminal activity! The truth is if one of those banks stepped out of the loop and tried to prosper legitimate on its own two feet then it would a) lose to a competitor this crooked account ( can't be too fussy where the scarce resources originate), b) not be privvvy to the nods winks and leg up on the inside of the central banks concubine ( protection money ). In short there are zero incentives to ploughing the lonely furrow ( Catch 22 perversely ).

( the bankers banker!!! ) Jamie Bullfrog Dimon ruffled Bernankes feathers rushing out the bank stress test findings and spoiling his thunder ( one finger ). Jamie has been front running ( so called complex scams, Whale, silver shorts. . .Badly ) or involved in All the biggies ( liebor, mortgage instruments . . . ). Poor JPM got a BOOK full o shit. And yet yesterday JD stands chest out on a pullpit in front of MSM & cohorts and delivers All of Us a SERMON ( your lucky to have ME ).
Rather than pleading for mercy on the stand for the theft and deceit and lies and dark things in front of the Hanging Judge in orange and chains, He is the Man!!!

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:58 | 3215895 williambanzai7
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As I said before, the question is what laws haven't they broken?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 02:18 | 3215647 steveo77
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These are my home brew 
Fear Factor 
Volatility on Steroids 
Asset Class Total 
Do you think that using the complex ratios and arithmetic makes it harder to the "invisible hand" to hide it's intentions? 

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:51 | 3215528 willwork4food
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Congratulations W7! I love Max and to have your name on their show is a real honor. Well done!

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:53 | 3215530 Colonel Klink
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+1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000, inflation you know.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:45 | 3215520 palmereldritch
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We are Devo...D-E-V-O

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:39 | 3215507 IamtheREALmario
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Aya ... a plague of frogs. I used to wonder what was so terrible about the biblical plague of frogs, other than possibly running over so may that one's chariot wheels couldn't hold the road. But now I know the true terror of the plague of frogs.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:56 | 3215531 palmereldritch
Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:25 | 3215486 Colonel Klink
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Frogs everywhere are insulted.  Do you have any pictures of the Nadpoles?  That way we'll know what to proactively squash prior to them crawling out of the financial swamp.

EDIT:  I figured maybe the name should have stated with a W; e.g. Whorer frog!

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:40 | 3215508 cifo
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Tue, 02/05/2013 - 01:25 | 3215529 Colonel Klink
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It's a well know fact that amFIBians are known to mutate first during contamination.

Thought it would be a funny visual with Ben's, Lloyd's, and Mario's faces at the front of a tadpole.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 02:07 | 3215626 Bernankenstein
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Another logical mutation would be the unique trait of producing and spewing green ink when stepped upon.... kind of like a squid's black ink, but the green ink would be particularly voluminous and never-ending.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 05:38 | 3215762 Enslavethechild...
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self replicating fiat frogs?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 06:36 | 3215779 Colonel Klink
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No doubt caused by the number of times they've been told to go fuck themselves.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:08 | 3215467 Bernankenstein
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Must use a more catchy name, along the lines of "wacky wall walkers".

In this case, perhaps "Slippery, Slimy, Sleazy Easers"?

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:06 | 3215463 the grateful un...
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actually the Euro Fiat frog is really a TOAD, and TOADS are poisonous, a main ingredient in witches brew

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:48 | 3215427 I_Am_
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Absolutely revolting and yet.....fascinating. They may make for some voodoo 


Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:11 | 3215470 williambanzai7
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That really is the objective of this kind of provocative art. Simultaneous revulsion and irresistable curiosity.

A lethal Visual Combat technique.

And speaking of provocation, this is an example of how I get provoked by Max and Stacy.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:52 | 3215880 fourchan
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soooooo funny !!!

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 00:58 | 3215532 TruthInSunshine
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Is that first one some sort of even-further-mutated descendant of the Montauk Monster? I think I saw one of those one time while free diving off of Jekyll Island. It scared the shit out of me because it had tentacles and snuck up behind me, so I shot it between the eyes with my spear gun ate it for dinner with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:41 | 3215414 Mark123
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And yet, we are the ones these frogs are slowly boiling in the pot....BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!



Mon, 02/04/2013 - 23:19 | 3215349 Wakanda
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"The skin of the frog is glandular, with secretions ranging from distasteful to toxic."


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:40 | 3215265 AcidRainIsCool
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Ugliest Fukkin' things on this planet - even more hideous than the Twin Janets.

Have caught fleeting glimpses of these POS' scurrying around the aperatures of the sewerage system around Wall Street and feeding off dead rat carcasses in the eerie fog of night - finally caught on tape by William. Proof that truth IS stranger than fiction.

Probably won't be able to sleep tonight with thoughts of these disease-laden filth-encrusted blood/cock-suckers roaming our fair land.


Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:34 | 3215254 monad
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Release The Fly

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:18 | 3215232 williambanzai7
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These have to be some of the ugliest looking critters in modern finance.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 08:15 | 3215828 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Ah well you are forgetting Mary Jo White - its a Man Baby!

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:12 | 3215220 ebworthen
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When do we boil them slowly and feed their legs to a pack of hyenas?

Too bad these frogs aren't endangered species like some of the real ones.

Keep buying Gold and Silver boys and girls, it's like slowly raising the temperature in the pot these frogs are in.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:01 | 3215202 “Rebellion to t...
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Any chance those frogs could be/have been weaponized and inserted up the common mans' ass?

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 21:53 | 3215186 1C3-N1N3
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"HF" now stands for Horror Frog.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 16:29 | 3217420 BigJim
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HFT = Horror Frog Trading

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 21:13 | 3215070 Creepy Lurker
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Hilarious! Thank you, William, there are days when your humor is the only bright spot in my world. I look forward to the coffee mugs! Planning to get one for me and several friends.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 21:37 | 3215142 williambanzai7
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Zazzle is not working properly at the moment. I won't forget.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:24 | 3215231 Zer0head
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Fuckin EH  you just invented the next generation of Beanie Babies


trade mark it now  


Fiat Frogs


stretch them

squash them

twist them

throw them against a wall

 crush them

place them on the lawn before the landscaping service comes

stick them in the food processor

microwave them

you can even try and flush them

Have No Fear

They are INdestructable

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:34 | 3215253 old naughty
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eat them...

or [people in the middle kingdom] look upon them as delicatessen. 

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:29 | 3215245 williambanzai7
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You may be onto something. Wouldn't it be fun to throw a rubber Bernanke HF against the wall? How about HF trading with your friends?

However, I'm not sure those Chinese rubber toy factory workers could tolerate being around so many of them.

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 11:37 | 3216304 VelvetHog
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The workers are already totally surrounded by these cute, little guys.  They just don't realize it.  The tolerance to their poison has been building for a lifetime.

Mon, 02/04/2013 - 22:36 | 3215258 Zer0head
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multiple applications

Gotta perv in the family?

no problem with Fiat Frogs

they can meet  the needs of even the most deviant uncle or aunt

you can suck them

you can     them

no need for Gerbils with Fiat Frogs

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 02:14 | 3215629 Jam Akin
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Some dissembly required...Batteries not included...

Tue, 02/05/2013 - 05:36 | 3215760 Enslavethechild...
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All I want for Christmas is a Bernanke voodoo doll and a big pile of pins and needles.

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