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Tue, 09/27/2011 - 18:50 | 1716615 Lord Koos
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" Just what is it we are doing with Ford that requires this much money?"


American jobs

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 21:10 | 1716995 gangland
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SHORT FUCKING F SO.....wait #FORD used to brag about not getting the #GM reach around btu all the while tier sucking like slow parasite right? super pr less public and on going W T F so all im saying is re the people in here SHORT FUCKING F



Tue, 09/27/2011 - 18:23 | 1716466 ebworthen
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The Federal Reserve is watching the blogs?

Is this like the Slave Ship owners keeping an eye on the slaves in the hold?

Is this like the Pharaoh "keeping an eye" on his slaves?


Hey Timmah!  Where's my 0.89% loan so I can buy some GOLD asshole!?!?

Why isn't Wall Street in jail again?

Oh, right, back to the oars and stomping the clay and straw to make bricks, so sorry your highness's.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 17:48 | 1716426 Mr.Kowalski
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Your breakthrough story on Solandra undoubtedly put you on someone's watch list dear Bruce. Wear it as a badge of honor. 

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 15:59 | 1716065 Whalley World
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We are watching you! Classic, great post.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 14:51 | 1715762 gangland
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now youre getting your chops warmed up

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 13:14 | 1715363 SILVERGEDDON

Thank BIG BUSINESS for lobbying for the opportunity to run the baseball bat up the collective asses of the "American People" every politician talks about. Politicians are wannabe businessmen - but with no talent, and no capital, and no work ethic. They are what they are. Might's well get pissed at the raccoon that raids your trash cans. He is just doing what evolution gave him a job to do. Corporate World Co is your friend - NOT ! They run the show - every one else is cannon fodder at best, or a problem to be eradicated immediately at worst. The new religion of the millennia. Be careful, or you will be branded as a witch and burned at the stake. Actually, if you read or comment on this website, you are already doomed, 'cause the fluoride in your water, drugs and pesticides in your food, and poison in the air have not yet eliminated free will, or cognitive thinking, the ANTICHRIST of corporate religion.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 15:25 | 1715893 Tom_333
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Im the benign setting politics is "showbusiness for ugly people" - or phrased in psychological terms, the majority of the contenders have a severe personality disorder along the lines of narcissism.Combine this with interests of "special interests" and the ever increasing greed of the something for nothing crowd - you will see a potent witches brew. In normal times the system can take a fair amount of abuse and still self correct.But these are not normal times by any measure.History in the making!

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 13:26 | 1715398 realitybiter
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Whats that old saying?  "Washington DC is Hollywood for ugly people."


I guess we can also add, "Washington is big business for business idiots"


How does DC make a small fortune?  It starts with the taxpayers large fortune.


Oh, and Hi Ben.  Your mouthwash ain't cutting it!  (ht to Clint, aka dirty Harry, the Man)

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 18:08 | 1716493 aldante
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Speaking of mouthwash....
Ben, "wash your mouth....there's 7 kinds of COCK BREATH in there"


Tue, 09/27/2011 - 13:22 | 1715349 Bastiat
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Hey all you "watchers,"  here's an assignment:  sit down with your spouse and watch "The Lives of Others."  See if you can figure out who you are in that movie; and see how you measure up in terms of guts and character.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:48 | 1715288 onlooker
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A Government that spies on its people is fairly normal and a people that spies on their Government is healthy. We are probably not out of the norm but the communication systems and the ability of the people to obtain information is what has the Government concerned. It is getting too good for their comfort.

The USSR policy of not having the population too well educated or too well informed seems attractive to some USA power mongers. For some US citizens, who thought that watching the evening news made them informed and current, the revelations of today’s internet is a shocking reminder that Freedom is not Free.

The first thing that comes to mind with an article like this is the French Underground of WW2. Short wave radio and 3 man cells. It did have a reason and purpose. And, By the way, short wave radio prices on EBay are way up in the last year or so.


The first thing any oppressive entity does is take out the educated and the leaders. This time may indeed be different in that the informed also appear to be the in the cross hairs of the sniper scope of the internet. These informed individuals with the courage to challenge oppression openly, are now openly threatened by forces whose motives and purposes are in question.


IF what I read here is correct, War has been declared on Freedom of Speech and the RIGHT to be Informed and Educated. Your choice is to remain silent, speak out and face the consequences, or escape the tyranny. This deserves some serious consideration. Safety is seldom a bad choice.


For myself, I am old and tired, and outraged at the results of the mishandling by the wealthy elite of our Nation. My blood line is dated back to fighters in the American Revolution. If Freedom has a price, then this is my down payment for a ticket to participate.






Gandhi, Mandela, MLK

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 16:52 | 1716246 SmittyinLA
Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:39 | 1715244 SILVERGEDDON

The only paper I own is the stuff I wipe my ass with. Market paper is worthless, because I cannot do a good job of wiping my ass with it. Gold was worth $28.00 an ounce when I was a kid. Silver was worth whatever was printed on the coin you spent. Any one think those days are coming back? All of the lying bum fucking aristocracy of the Age Of Paper Power can burn in their paper suits soonest. I won't even bother pissing on them to put out the flames. I collect gold, silver, lead, copper, real dry powder, food, tools, diesel fuel, and other useful commodities. There is a community of folks all doing the same, so skill sets and extra eyes and hands can guard each others sixes, and "break on through to the other side, break on through to the other side, YEAH "

Paper sucks, you Wall Street fucks! I'll see you vampires in the sun, with my loaded silver gun. Yer goin' down in flames, from Lower Manhattan to the Thames. Your paper is I know not where, I'd rather shit my underwear! For, be there bull, or be there bear, silver is the suit I wear! (With gratitude, and apologies to Dr. Seuss.)

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 14:00 | 1715532 The Hawk
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Mr Silvergeddon, I'm Agent Smith and this is Agent Jones.  Can we come in side...



Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:06 | 1715116 NotApplicable
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If the federal government is known as Uncle Sam, then would the FFB whorehouse be known as "your mom?"

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 11:58 | 1715076 Chump
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Lots of good stuff from you Bruce, especially of late.  Keep doin' what you're doin'.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 11:30 | 1715002 piceridu
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Bruce my boy, Madison, Franklin, Paine would be proud. 

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 11:22 | 1714966 dizzyfingers
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Disappointed in Ford. Love our used Ford pickup. I was considering trading my car next year or so for a Ford, but forget that.

Solyndra's website's interesting: http://www.solyndra.com/

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 15:11 | 1715844 CompassionateFascist
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What I don't get is the carryover beyond the decimal point. Solyndra: 8 cents. Kahaku: 34 cents. SP7: 82 cents. SP1: 50 cents. SP2: 49 cents. Beacon: 73 cents. Can they justify this?  Something is very, very wrong here.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 11:13 | 1714954 dizzyfingers
Tue, 09/27/2011 - 11:11 | 1714947 citta vritti
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So I guess now that we are through the great financial whatever, and Ford has so proudly said it didn't take any money from Uncle Sugar unlike GM and Chrysler (or didn't need to, anyway, though maybe that's just like GS and JPM didn't need to but just went along for the ride anyway as forced Fed disclosure revealed), it's all okay now to sip at the font of ridiculously cheap liquidity. Thanks, Bruce. Keep up the good work.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:48 | 1714850 zorba THE GREEK
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I think the Fed and Geithner are doing a great job.  ( that should cover my butt )

They are doing a great job for those of us who are heavily into PMs that is.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:51 | 1714846 Georgesblog
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When I was in high school, some 40 years ago, I asked the question: "Don't you realize how much better off you would be, if the government never got it's hands on your money, in the first place?" The arguments over fiat currency and real money aside, we are much better off when we are in control of our increase and substance. Thomas Jefferson was right. Agents have been sent forth to devour all of the people's substance.


Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:33 | 1714805 Problem Is
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Like a senile old Senator once said:

"A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking real money..."

The Fed Announces What It Has Already Been Doing
Bald Bennie and the Fed monitoring bloggers who just won't join the group think...

That just means the NSA has been sharing its illegal wire tap data with the private bankster cartel...

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:22 | 1715172 New American Re...
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That was Everett Dirkson, US Senator from Illinois.   Things have changed, haven't they.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 11:48 | 1715053 tired1
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Actually it was "A million here, a million there...."

What does thet say about inflation?

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 13:03 | 1715328 el Gallinazo
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No it wasn't.  Dirkson's words were a billion.  If he were alive today though it would be a trillion here and there.  What did Neil Barofsky say the Fed pissed away of tax slave money?  I remember the number 24 trillion.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:27 | 1714790 papaswamp
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Ford needs the money for sub-prime loans...

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 18:26 | 1716540 ebworthen
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Yup, probably went straight to the finance dept. so they could make sure they sell inventory.

Disappointing, but what else is new about the Treasury, the FED, and the whole rotten cabbage USSA.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:09 | 1714730 jeff montanye
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Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:08 | 1714726 mikmid
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Get em' Bruce, every time you come up with this stuff I email my congressmen and lo and behold they have been returning my emails with telephone calls to let me know what is going on. KEEP IT UP AND ALL OF YOU ZH READERS EMAIL YOUR CONGRESSMEN SO THEY KNOW WE ARE WATCHING.  It may make a differnce.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:10 | 1715127 NotApplicable
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With few exceptions, I guarantee that those congress critters do not belong to you, but are wholly owned by organized crime. The only difference you may make is the flavor of the lies used to obfuscate their crimes.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 09:58 | 1714686 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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...there is a hint of a babbling brook...

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 08:33 | 1714679 rwe2late
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"Note that the $491mm  was rolled over at a rate of 0.01%...The cost is only $4,100 per month."

Hmmm ... that's $1 million paid back every 20 years.  ($50 million every thousand years)

I and my descendents would be happy to get such a loan and use part of the principal to pay it off for the next few thousand years. By then, it should have inflated away nominally to nothingness.

Nice deal, if one is willing to dabble in the immoral.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 09:56 | 1714678 El Gordo
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I always get amused with I see a commentator talk about what idiots Timmy and Bennie are, and then proceeds to delineate exactly what they are doing leading directly to the achievement of their goals - namely, contribute their fair share to the administration's effort to bring this nation to its knees so that they can rebuild it in the image of Karl Marx.  It would appear to me that they are doing outstanding work, and their achievements are many when you consider what their goals are.  Unfortunately for the populus, they have the power right now, so bend over and enjoy it.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:17 | 1714751 drB
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You are an extremely confused individual. When did Marx and Engels advocated making bankers rich at the expense of middle class which is the goal of Timmah's and Bernank's existence?

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:21 | 1715166 JOYFUL
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au contraire...you sound like an extremely doctrinaire product of the degenerated education system, adept only at misconstruing other folks afflictions..., while vastly overcharging for same...psychiatrist or laywer?

rich bankers "expensed" Marx and Engels to produce their  screeds... which were one half of a two pronged effort to produce endless class warfare and aid in the expropriation of the 'landed'  and  middle classes (as well as the creatively-endowed producer elements of society) by the mercantilist oligarchy.

What part of T&B's program conflicts with the above?

Dabbling in history is a dangerous past time...kind of like 'da market'...consider going all in or staying right out.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 17:36 | 1716393 drB
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Countries that followed Marx philosophy did not have any banker class. Please show me rich bankers/rich oligarchy in the USSR or their satellites. I lived there for 20 yrs and did not notice any. So, you are wrong on that count. What I see here is that the Obama and before him the Bush policies favored the extra rich at the expense of middle class while the poor are paid off to remain quiet. That is no Marxism. Also, I am neither lawyer or doctor so you are wrong on those counts also.

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 01:48 | 1717509 JOYFUL
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my best efforts to help you improve yourself appear to have fallen on deaf ears...(read Tarpley)....and you would LEARN that

the USSR did not need to have a 'banker class' because it was the Wall Street and Frankfurt bankster boys who funded and profited from the 'worker's paradise' .... but hey, don't let me rain on your parade~ you're clearly a genius in your own mind!  And therefore, just like doctors and lawyers, incapable of receiving any new information post graduation. You are hereby granted an 'honorary doctorate' in selective awareness.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 12:58 | 1715312 hbjork1
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Tis true, JOYFUL.  History tends to be written by the winners in broad strokes with significant details omitted.  US history and even recent history starts to get modified.  A former collage classmate and lab partner, went to high school with Elvis Presley.  The real guy was different than the happy persona of the silver screen. 

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 17:32 | 1716374 drB
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I actually used to live in the country which espoused Marxism and as such I was forced to read he had written...what have YOU read of Marx works and if not much then how can you make judgement with respect to his intentions/philosophy?

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:10 | 1714735 jeff montanye
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karl marx didn't maintain that the workers of the world should be stripped naked to bail out the bankers, etc. of the world.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:58 | 1714887 Clark Bent
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Sure he did, when he grossly misunderstood the idea of private property, and encouraged unfettered power in the hands of a few masters. Any educated person, as educated as say, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, etc. knew their Cicero and Tacitus, and they knew it was a very bad idea indeed to create super-committees of autocrats based on specious theories of historical science. Get wise, there is no such thing as a collective (see Von Mises on this point) and any con man who proposes to voice the insuperable WILL of the collective is interested in "Arbeit Macht Frei," not justice. 

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 15:19 | 1715879 channel_zero
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get wise, there is no such thing as a collective


Oh really?  REI not a collective?  What about the countless agricultural co-ops sprinkled liberally throughout the throughout the world?  What about communes?

How can you screw Marx's basic ideas up so badly?

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 09:41 | 1714635 theprofromdover
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A Constable without the haywain? (or the babbling brook), err I'll get back to you.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:57 | 1714884 Bruce Krasting
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Not the Babbling Brook. And what's a haywain?

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 16:40 | 1716176 Crack-up Boom
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It's a wagon carrying hay, and the name of a John Constable painting. 

I think the comment refers to the fact that the last picture of your blog looks like a Constable painting (if you took out the light tower), but has no hay wain.  Frankly,  I think it looks more like a Michael Whelan, but I don't know much about art. 

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 09:29 | 1714605 blueridgeviews
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How many solar firms need to move their operations to China and or fail before DC STOPS giving them OUR MONEY?????? Grab the pitchforks people!

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