The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify “Key Bloggers” And Monitor Billions Of Conversations About The Fed On Facebook, Twitter...

ilene's picture

This title reminded Elliott of a story about Lyndon B. Johnson: "When Lyndon Johnson ran for Congress, legend says, he wanted to spread the rumor that his opponent was a pig-f*cker. Johnson's campaign manager said, 'Lyndon, you know he doesn't do that!' Johnson replied, 'I know. I just want to make him deny it.'" (Now That's Amore)

We have forced the Fed to worry about what people are saying about it, when for generations no one asked questions. Now they'd like to get people to self-censor before they write anything negative. ~ Ilene 

The Federal Reserve Plans To Identify “Key Bloggers” And Monitor Billions Of Conversations About The Fed On Facebook, Twitter, Forums And Blogs

Courtesy of Michael Snyder of Economic Collapse 

The Federal Reserve wants to know what you are saying about it.  In fact, the Federal Reserve has announced plans to identify "key bloggers" and to monitor "billions of conversations" about the Fed on Facebook, Twitter, forums and blogs.  This is yet another sign that the alternative media is having a dramatic impact. 

As first reported on Zero Hedge, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has issued a "Request for Proposal" to suppliers who may be interested in participating in the development of a "Sentiment Analysis And Social Media Monitoring Solution".  In other words, the Federal Reserve wants to develop a highly sophisticated system that will gather everything that you and I say about the Federal Reserve on the Internet and that will analyze what our feelings about the Fed are.  Obviously, any "positive" feelings about the Fed would not be a problem.  What they really want to do is to gather information on everyone that views the Federal Reserve negatively.  It is unclear how they plan to use this information once they have it, but considering how many alternative media sources have been shut down lately, this is obviously a very troubling sign.

You can read this "Request for Proposal" right here.  Posted below are some of the key quotes from the document (in bold) with some of my own commentary in between the quotes....

"The intent is to establish a fair and equitable partnership with a market leader who will who gather data from various social media outlets and news sources and provide applicable reporting to FRBNY. This Request for Proposal ("RFP") was created in an effort to support FRBNY's Social Media Listening Platforms initiative."

A system like this is not cheap.  Apparently the Federal Reserve Bank of New York believes that gathering all of this information is very important.  In recent years, criticism of the Federal Reserve has become very intense, and most of this criticism has been coming from the Internet.  It has gotten to the point where the Federal Reserve Bank of New York has decided that it had better listen to what is being said and find out who is saying it.

"Social media listening platforms are solutions that gather data from various social media outlets and news sources.  They monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria.  They can also determine the sentiment of a speaker or writer with respect to some topic or document."

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York intends to listen in on "billions of conversations" and to actually determine the "sentiment" of those that are participating in those conversations.

Of course it will be those conversations that are "negative" about the Federal Reserve that will be setting off the alarm bells.

"Identify and reach out to key bloggers and influencers"

Uh oh.  So they plan to "identify" key bloggers and influencers?

What exactly do they plan to do once they "identify" them?

"The solution must be able to gather data from the primary social media platforms –Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube."

Hopefully you understand this already, but nothing posted on the Internet is ever anonymous.  Everything on the Internet is gathered by a vast host of organizations and is used for a wide variety of purposes.  Data mining has become a billion dollar industry, and it is only going to keep growing.

You may think that you are "anonymous" when you criticize organizations like the Fed, but the truth is that if you are loud enough they will see it and they will make a record of it.

"The solution must provide real-time monitoring of relevant conversations.  It should provide sentiment analysis (positive, negative or neutral) around key conversational topics."

Why do they need to perform "sentiment analysis"?

If someone is identified as being overly "negative" about the Fed, what will they do about it?

"The solution should provide an alerting mechanism that automatically sends out reports or notifications based a predefined trigger."

This sounds very much like the kind of "keyword" intelligence gathering systems that are currently in use by major governments around the globe.

Very, very creepy stuff.

Are you disturbed yet?

For those of us that write about the Federal Reserve a lot, this is very sobering news.

I wonder what the Fed will think about the following articles that I have posted on this site....

*Unelected, Unaccountable, Unrepentant: The Federal Reserve Is Using Your Money To Bail Out European Commercial Banks Once Again

*Celebrating Independence Yet Enslaved To Debt

*19 Reasons Why The Federal Reserve Is At The Heart Of Our Economic Problems

*Is Ben Bernanke A Liar, A Lunatic Or Is He Just Completely And Totally Incompetent?

*10 Things That Would Be Different If The Federal Reserve Had Never Been Created

What is their "Social Media Monitoring Solution" going to think about those articles?

Unfortunately, this is all part of a very disturbing trend.

Recently, a very creepy website known as "Attack Watch" was launched to gather information on those saying "negative" things about Barack Obama.

Suddenly, everyone seems obsessed with what you and I are saying.

This just shows how the power of the alternative media is growing.

Not only that, but it seems as though the government also wants to gather as much information on all of us as possible.

For example, a new rule is being proposed by the Department of Health and Human Services that would force health insurance companies to submit detailed health care information about all of their customers to the federal government.

Every single day our privacy is being stripped away a little bit more.

But now it is often not just enough for them to know what we are doing and saying.  Instead, the "authorities" are increasingly stepping in to silence important voices.

One of the most recent examples of this was when Activistpost was taken down by Google.  We are still awaiting word on why this was done.

Sadly, the silencing of Activistpost is far from an isolated incident.

Hordes of YouTube accounts have been shut down for their political viewpoints.

Quite a few very prominent alternative media websites have been censored or attacked because of what they stand for.

So why is this happening?  Well, it turns out that the power of the alternative media is growing.  According to a new survey by the Pew Research Center for The People & The Press, 43 percent of Americans say that they get their news on national and international issues from the Internet.  Back in 1999, that figure was sitting at just 6 percent.

The American people are sick and tired of getting "canned news", and they are increasingly turning to the Internet in a search for the truth.

As I have written about previously, the mainstream media in this country is overwhelmingly dominated by just 6 very powerful corporations....

Today, ownership of the news media has been concentrated in the hands of just six incredibly powerful media corporations.  These corporate behemoths control most of what we watch, hear and read every single day.  They own television networks, cable channels, movie studios, newspapers, magazines, publishing houses, music labels and even many of our favorite websites. Sadly, most Americans don't even stop to think about who is feeding them the endless hours of news and entertainment that they constantly ingest.  Most Americans don't really seem to care about who owns the media.  But they should.  The truth is that each of us is deeply influenced by the messages that are constantly being pounded into our heads by the mainstream media.  The average American watches 153 hours of television a month.  In fact, most Americans begin to feel physically uncomfortable if they go too long without watching or listening to something.  Sadly, most Americans have become absolutely addicted to news and entertainment and the ownership of all that news and entertainment that we crave is being concentrated in fewer and fewer hands each year.

The "news" that we get from various mainstream sources seems to always be so similar.  It is as if nearly all mainstream news organizations are reading from the same script.  The American people know that they are not getting the whole truth and they have been increasingly looking to alternative sources.

The monopoly over the news that the mainstream media once possessed has been broken.  The alternative media is now creating some huge problems for organizations that were once very closely protected by the mainstream media.

The American people are starting to wake up and they are starting to get very upset about a lot of the corruption that has been going on in our society.

But it turns out that the "authorities" don't like it too much when Americans try to actually exercise free speech in America today.  For example, you can see recent video of female protesters in New York City being penned in by police and then brutally maced right here.

Are you sickened by that?

You should be.

What the "authorities" want is for us to shut up, sit in our homes and act as if nothing wrong is happening.

Meanwhile, they seem determined to watch us more closely than ever.

So are you going to be afraid to talk negatively about the Federal Reserve now that you know that they are going to be watching what you say on the Internet?

Please feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts below.... 

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kevinearick's picture

It already exists; they just want a better outcome.

ZeroAffect's picture

For anyone who is astute the $1USD FRN foretells the future.

E PLURIBUS UNUM is Latin for "Out of many, one". Novus ordo seclorum is Latin for "New Order of the Ages". Annuit cœptis comes from the Aeneid, book IX, line 625, which reads, Jupiter omnipotens, audacibus annue cœptis.[10] It is a prayer by Ascanius, the son of the hero of the story, Aeneas, which translates to, "Jupiter Almighty, favour [my] bold undertakings." Some of the above is directly quoted from

In 1928 the occult visionary Manly P. Hall wrote:

"Not only were many of the founders of the United States government Masons, but they received aid from a secret and august body existing in Europe which helped them to establish this country for A PECULIAR AND PARTICULAR PURPOSE known only to the initiated few." Manly P.Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages, pp. XC and XCI

"There exists in the world today, and has existed for thousands of years, a body of enlightened humans united in what might be termed, an Order of the Quest. It is composed of those whose intellectual and spiritual perceptions have revealed to them that civilization has secret destiny…

"European mysticism was not dead at the time the United States of America was founded. The hand of the mysteries controlled in the establishment of the new government for the signature of the mysteries may still be seen on the Great Seal of the United States of America. Careful analysis of the seal discloses a mass of occult and Masonic symbols chief among them, the so-called American eagle. ... The American eagle upon the Great Seal is but a conventionalized phoenix..." 'Manly P. Hall, The Secret Destiny of America

Many mistakenly believe America is/was a Christian nation. No, instead it is an nation lead by the occult, for the occult. So why are we using money that contains a prayer to "Jupiter Almighty" ? Oops, running out of time, the presidential election is coming soon.

windcatcher's picture

Thank God for the Internet-- the last bastion of free speech and information in America. The Fascist global banksters miscued by allowing the Internet to flourish for short term profit. Now, about half of the American People are informed of the debt, corruption and treason that the global banksters have manipulated. The bankster Fascists are losing the information war and need to shut the Internet down or censor it in order to control the information to the people by their owned MSM propaganda machine.


When the government treasury prints the countries currency, there is no debt. When the government must borrow currency from the bankster privately owned Federal (not) Reserve (not), the government must pay interest on the money and incurs debt to the Federal Reserve.


The object of capturing the government and people through wars and financial crisis (bankster created) is to indebt the government and people to the global banksters. How much debt do we owe to the Private Reserve central bank owned by Goldman Sacs and a few other banksters? We do not know, we can only guess- it could be 100 trillion or it could be a 1,000 trillion or more! I know it’s bizarre, it’s a secret who owns the Fed or how much we owe to them.


This opinion should reserve me a tent at Camp FEMA but I will never make it there! Bring it on you Fascist bastards, I am ready for you! One for Twenty!



aerial view's picture

Talk about a God Complex: So the Fed thinks they are even more powerful than God: ready and willing to punish people who have spoken (sinned) against it while they are still on earth!

Zero Govt's picture

I'd simply point out The Federal Reserve is a Private Bank. The Fed has only two public mandates, which it repeated last week in its publicly issued Minutes;

1). Full Employment

2). Economic Stability

Searching, reviewing and "influencing key bloggers" does not come under any of its public mandates. 

Suffice to say it is complete crap (technical term) at achieving both public mandates. Imagine how crap it would be on this latest open market operation!!

In addition this Private Bank has just colluded with other monopoly institutions, Central Banks, to smash down the price of Gold last week. This breaches all Laws, Legislation and Regulations, probably hundreds, on price rigging and market manipulation.

The Federal Reserve as a Private Bank, unlike other Central Banks which are Govt institutions and have a legalistic protection racket, is now open to being prosecuted by both investors and Regulators for breaching every price rigging and market manipulation Law in the Rule Book.

The economic destruction ($Tens of Billions wiped off investors values) includes shuttering the London Metals Exchange and putting hundreds of staff at their London, Hong Kong and yes, US offices, out of work. This Private Banks actions last week were also patently in breech of BOTH of its public mandates on employment and stability.

The Fed, as a Private Bank, is now open to huge class action lawsuits for its patent price rigging operations of the Gold market.

The Fed can now be raided, arrested, prosecuted, shut-down and its staff, including Ben Bernanke, cuffed and jailed for years by either Regulators (who sit on warehouses full of Rules and Regulations to prosecute market and price fixing criminals) and private lawsuits from Class Actions from investors that have lost $Tens of Billions from the Feds illegal and criminal paper shorting raids last week

Price rigging is a criminal act and NOT in The Federal Reserves public mandate (so it has no Govt protection for this privatised act of criminal behaviour). Nor does the Feds (private) Articles of Association or Memorandums approve such market rigging. Nor does any Committee Meeting as the Feds Directors would be jailed for any premeditated act of price fixing logged in the minutes of meetings.

The colossal mess/scandal of the Feds Gold price rigging operations last week are endless and probably infinite in their criminal and civil dangers

So not only is The Fed total garbage at its public mandates for stability and full employment its actions now patently conflict with its public mandates. The Fed has driven a horse and coaches through both at the same time costing investors $10's of Billions in its 'open market operations' (vandalism) in the Gold market. 

What possible 'Public Benefit' could The Fed provide (fabricate?) to 'justify' this act of asset price destruction, if not downright anarchistic vandalism, and criminal price rigging??? 

Just as well Rothchilds Bank got 'out' of the Gold market and price fixing (good name that) in London so 'publicly well announced' in 2004 or Rothchild could be implicated along with JP Morgan, HSBC et al in this price fixing scandal last week along with private bank, The Federal Reserve.

I trust Ben Bernanke has a good lawyer having his private institution breaching every regulatory rule on market manipulation and price fixing/rigging. The 'other Feds' could soon be around knocking at the door of this Private Bank after last weeks criminal operations in Gold by The Federal Reserve ...alternatively expect a class action Lawsuit for the $10's of Billions private investors lost... shame The Fed is not a Govt institution and CANNOT hide behind the Govts protection racket like the other criminal Central Banks are provided

Ben is toast ...the Fed too 

franzpick's picture

They have neither the intention nor any capacity to monitor billions of conversations about the fed on facebook, twitter, forums and blogs:  this is a hollow threat that is designed as an intimidation to free speech, and is important in revealing the increasingly hostile relationship developing between the 'authorities' and the slumbering citizenry.

Zero Govt's picture

absolutely... polarisation of society is well underway ...authority to become more authoritarian (think communist cunt, President Rosevelt on ecstacy) and freedom loving libtards (think me on steroids!) about to draw up battlelines and clash horns... I simply cannot wait to smack these peanut brained MF's around and slice and dice them into Sushi given 3 years of blogging practice with socialists, vermin enviro retards and other ingratiated Statist toe-rags 

..the difference this time of course is the internet ...whereas in the 1930's-40's Rosevelt had a near monopoly over his monologued propagandist tripe on TV and newspapers today society turns off newspapers, TV and goes blogging for news because they know the mainstream is a sack of corrupt junk (ie. sucks) and goes internetting

the media spread the BS that Joe Public is "dumbed down" ..of course like always the exact opposite is the truth.. it's the media that are dumber than mud and Joe Public is bored shitless with their ultra dull, slow, bent info channels ...personally I have a laptop and usually a TV or music on so's i don't get bored... I can get more packets of info reading a 6 minute web page than i get in an entire 60 minute BBC documentary ..10mins of ZH has more packets of news than 40mins of BBC Newsnight (Shitenight)

the mass moronic media is fuking dumb and slow ...and the Govt and Fed are worse (I could rip Bernanke to shreds in under 25 minutes interview). Any wrong step in a Govt/Fed campaign goes viral in seconds and they'd be under Hacker-Attack by midnight and be waving white flags by morning (if their communications systems worked in the morning!!!)

Govt versus Internet = No Contest .....let Battle (between private sector brains and public sector retards) Commence


BigJim's picture

Yes, there is a squid-y connection.

TheMerryPrankster's picture

Always assume all your communication is monitored. always.

Its the American way, the NSA or its precursor has been reading physical mail and monitoring overseas telegrams and cables since the early 1920's. Monitoring telephone calls has been prevalent since 1940's

The digitization of society since the 1980's by the use of computers has been done in order to make monitoring you easier for them. Digital signals can be recorded, parsed and data mined much more easily than analog signals.

Facebook is a place for you to tell on yourself and all your friends, its the ultimate data mininig resource and it is all voluntary.

Always assume all your communications are monitored. Then don't sweat it too much, there is after all many more of us than there are of them.  


realitybiter's picture

Then again, we could just fry their freakin search engines by using the term "fed" randomly sort of like pig latin.



I don't understand why Charlie Sheen fed is so fed crazy.  I think two and half fed men is such a fed wonderful show.


non fed sense.  Make the words Bernanke, fed, Geithner useless.

jayman21's picture

What the FED.  I live eating FED donutes with FED filling.  OMG....thanks for the great FED laugh.  Keep on FEDDING.

Pitchman's picture

Right on!

Everyone: Create a separate Attack the Fed blog page. Its easy to do on Blogger. Then take the transcripts from a Greenspan or Bernanke testimony, the larger the better and intersperse it with Bernanke is a Pig Fu&<*r or something better (mix it up) and religiously change it every day.



realitybiter's picture

Game On


Sarcasm must always be on, at full throttle, to give everyone plausible deniability.


The Fed is awesome.  Their policy of massive quantitative easing is brilliant.  It will raise asset prices and hopefully these debts just go away.


1984 is easy!

g speed's picture

 garyw  : the US military is persona non grata around the world--I guess they are trying to piss off their last strong hold-- when they aren't welcome in their own country we will finally be rid of them--they will all live behind some concertina wire fence in a self imposed prison (like the green zone in Iraq)-- they will never have enough man power/technology to occupy the globe (hold/threaten billions of people)-- the military needs us big time-- with out us they will die.  The plan is stupid, but we already know that military intellegence is an oxymoron

jayman21's picture

This is a move right out of Hitler's play book, put people into groups.  God help us.

whstlblwr's picture

What? NO, but thinking about this could be they realize popularity downhill and want to use information for policy.

If most of us on social media talk Fed policies and gas prices, maybe they do the right thing and stop printing money. Raise interest rate for savers. Maybe they take opinion of social media in account for their policies, because if not, if monitoring for developing propaganda, would not work, and instead have opposite effect.

ZeroAffect's picture

"Raise interest rate for savers."

Uh, think about the interest payment on the national debt. When interest rates go up, and they will at some point in time (take a peek at the parabolic move in bonds) more and more taxes being collected will necessarily go toward paying the interest payments. So, when interest rates go up - KaBOOM!!!

SheepDog-One's picture

Hey FED! Kiss my ass I hope all you fuckers get hit by an asteroid dead center Federal Reserve Building!

P.S.- Your mothers were all WHORES!

Don Birnam's picture


..."I AM KEY BLOGGER !"...

..."I'M KEY BLOGGER !"...

NEOSERF's picture

Hiring brownshirts would be cheaper and perhaps more effective...

BigJim's picture

Hiring brownshirts would be cheaper and perhaps more effective...

That's phase 2. Phase 1 is identifying whom the Brown Shirt wearers need to intimidate.

SheepDog-One's picture

Theyve got hundreds of thousands of 'Brownshirts', except today they dont march around in the streets, they sit at a computer terminal with a pocket protector in their Brown shirt pocket.

garyw's picture

In July I had a Ron Paul meet-up site It was infiltrated by an airforce computer with HB Gary Software. Look up HB Gary on Wikipedia. Here are some links to what I mean.


According to Terry Hamel from the Ron Paul meetup group this 

"person" Cruise Carter is a fake persona and is computer
generated from government software trying to manipulate social
Below is the message I received from Terry:

ACTIVISM. Check your membership roster


Check these out:
WE SHOULD spread awareness of this.
Each ID on meetup is limited to posting in three meetups per
day. But there is no limit on the number Yahoo IDs that a
person can have.
This appears to be the operating procedure:
1. Hundreds of Yahoo IDs were created, with regional
designations. The sum of all of these Yahoo IDs covers the
entire United States.
2. A meetup profile was created for each Yahoo ID. Each Yahoo
ID was used to subscribe to a different assortment of meetups.
So far, I have not yet found one of these profiles that does
not claim a location, that is in the same town with a military
3. The system was launched, and tested, by posting a very
harmless message. In most meetups this was a message promoting
the rally in Greenville, SC on May 5. 2011, and then a Ron Paul
money bomb. The Ron Paul campaign is investigating this.
Campaign for liberty knows nothing about it.
I think that we should email these "people" and ask them to
give us a call on the phone. If we do get a call we should
collect data including an alleged address and telephone number.


This is a fact finding query.
This is not the presentation of a theory, or the presentation
of a conclusion.
I am an organizer, or assistant organizer of a large number of
patriot groups.
I am  subscribed to an even larger number of patriot groups.
Lately there has been a new comer in practically every patriot
meetup, and these new comers have a similarity in their email
The similarity is that they all end in:
or in
The first part of the address is always a designation of a
This is usually the name of a state, but is sometimes a smaller
In general, each individual will have joined all of the patriot
meetups in the territory designated in their email address.
This has usually been done in the last few weeks
(As I write today's date is 05-04-2011)
It looks as though they have a way to take over inactive
profiles and change the email address. Many of the profiles are
old, but the new email address is not found in the old posts.
Maria Lopez <> ; 
Holly Schaefer <> ;
Abigail Newman <> ;
Jessica Hamilton <> ;
Shelly Kennedy <> ;
Megan Norquist <> ;
Alena Tollen <> ;
Tamara Kline <> ;

Here is the background code I got from this personna he has altered his name and is still all over the internet and has posted here on this web site. Return-Path:

Received: from (LHLO

 ( by with LMTP; Thu, 12 May 2011

 15:11:08 -0700 (PDT)

Received: from ( [])

by (Postfix) with ESMTP id 695DA488B22

for <>; Thu, 12 May 2011 15:11:08 -0700 (PDT)

Received: from ([])

          by ({e03e86cd-14ae-47ce-9578-3c080ce9c462})

          via TCP (inbound) with ESMTP id 20110512220750741

          for <>;

          Thu, 12 May 2011 22:07:50 +0000



Received: from ( by (PowerMTA(TM) v3.5r16) id

 hphd3c12560r for <>; Thu, 12 May 2011 18:07:45 -0400 (envelope-from


DomainKey-Signature: a=rsa-sha1; c=nofws; q=dns; s=meetup;;




Received: from ( by (PowerMTA(TM) v3.5r6) id

 hphd320l1joa for <>; Thu, 12 May 2011 18:07:44 -0400 (envelope-from


Message-ID: <>

From: Cruise Carter <>




Subject: A message from Cruise Carter, a member of Run Ron Paul 2012 Mid Valley Chapter

MIME-Version: 1.0

Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1

Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

X-MEETUP-MESG-ID: 355386491



Date: Thu, 12 May 2011 18:07:44 -0400


LFMayor's picture

They're all chick's names, too.  Wonder why?  Because you geeks might not drop the hammer on a girl as quit as a guy?  Because you're primitively wired to not blow any small chance at finally getting to see a real vagina, in person?

BigJim's picture

Your post is offensive. But correct :-)

Take it from me guys - people with vaginas don't usually create email addresses ending in ''

nowhereman's picture

Hey, here's an idea should things get ugly.  Why not create a new name for the FED?  Something like, "He who shall not be named", HWSNBN.  Or better still,  Barnanke can be referred to as VALDEMORT.  Hell, then their little search bot will think we're all Harry Potter fanboys/girls, instead of the disgruntled little weasels we really are.

Bastiat's picture

Federal Reserve:  Racketeers in practice, termites in the monetary framework of society in effect.

Raging Debate's picture

When your talking about the difference between now and the 1920's-1940 in communication in regards interactivity and syndication this time really is different. And Greenspan being who he is was decrying debate in 2004. The Fed is behind the curve, they are requesting the build of a marketing intelligence system. I build them so am familiar with terms for dashboard and data triggered events. Part of the intent seems to be PR and the other using such a tool as a fiscal policy data collection functions of detecting underutilized value.

Ask yourself, with what has transpired and is continuing to unfold in this disaster what would you do if you ran the Fed and 2,000 protesters were talking about coming back in the spring with pickaxes and jackhammers? 

The sad part is that confidence is so far broken even something that might actually help accelerate an industrial policy is instantly viewed by the public (especially alternative media) as clandestine. I am more scared of how far the West has gotten by waiting this long to even CONSIDERING an industrial policy. Scares the piss out of me and why I hedge for three months of making it through a winter alive.

Now, I am no defender of the CB model or the obstruction of justice by Ben Bernanke. But if he wanted ANY kind of covert intelligence on consumers all he would have to do is pick up the phone and talk to the SAIC. Projects Echelon and Carnivore? You IT guys from the 1990's to current know exactly what I am speaking about.

I think if we are to defend liberty we had best understand what the intent of leadership is now vs. 2008. It has shifted. No, I don't have a lot of hope for a soft landing but let's get real. Power sharing is inevitable as was the conflicts to attempt to prevent such from happening. Do you people want your dough back? I do!

I intend to get return from my labor of correcting the imbalance. Not from sucking the dick of the Fed but by building sustainable local investments and for that the West really does need to take its News IT services and utilitze them to determine underutilzed value that can be deployed now. This is actually doing some bright though it be a little too little, little too late to prevent finalites of this event of supply-chain disuption. It will be very useful post-colllapse and at bottom, say to deploy the resources in 2013 from data aggregated and collected now. Announcing doing this as an RFP is actually a free-market process but let's see ultimately who gets the bid to further glean if I am right on BB's intent on this one.  

BigJim's picture

"It should provide sentiment analysis (positive, negative or neutral) around key conversational topics."

Read it again. This isn't about deciding policy. This is about identifying enemies.

DosZap's picture

I have a better idea,instead of monitoring us, why not call us on the phone, send us a questionaire,or come and see us in person.

I am SURE they would hear all they want and more.

I volunteer for the first interview.


HoofHearted's picture

So, who makes the new enemies list? Nixon shouldn't have given Obama, Geithner, Bernanke, et al. so many ideas.

Miss America's picture

Spot on Bruce.

I don't write anymore.


Gavrikon's picture

This is nothing.  If they were willing to off JFK to keep their power, spying on us is Kiddie stuff.

HoofHearted's picture

Anybody want to guess if Tyler is one of the "key bloggers"?

And am I screwed because I attended an academic conference called, "The Federal Reserve was a bad idea"? Or ar we all screwed just because we have accounts here at ZH and over with Turd, we read Jesse's Cafe Americain and silverbearcafe, and we used to own some physical PMs before that terrible boat accident?

How in the hell do people watch 5 hours of TV per day? Do they realize that is more than 20% of their lives that they'll never get back? I was in a hotel at another conference the other day and couldn't figure out the attraction to the idiot box.

cbxer55's picture

I watch less than one hour per day, usually to catch the seven-day forecast on the weather channel, and see whats happening in the markets. Otherwise, there are just way too many commercials for my taste anymore.


Remote in hand, ready to dodge advertising blah-blah-blahs at a seconds notice.

BigJim's picture

...and we used to own some physical PMs before that terrible boat accident?

Jeez, you too? Like, what were the chances of that happening to both of us?

Gavrikon's picture

It doesn't matter.  I saw that movie.  Tyler will kick their collective fucking asses!!

Raging Debate's picture

A question for Tyler would be if he would sit down with Ben Bernanke if requested. If that happened and he did, what would you all say that Tyler sold out? In the end the imbalance we fix in this world comes to fixing us vs. them back into 'we' again.

Bansters-in-my- feces's picture

Who's yo Daddy...????


Fuck You's Federal Reserve System.

You's lying,thieving Mother Fuckers....

FUCK YOU...!!!

cfosnock's picture

To the Fed if your monitoring this blog.




mick_richfield's picture

The Federal Reserve is a non-American, anti-American, and anti-democratic criminal conspiracy which must be destroyed if the American republic is to survive.  The Federal Reserve board members who are American citizens are guilty of treason.

Fed delenda est.

Monitor that, you pea-brained dinosaurs.  The new world is upon you.


mudduck's picture

Who owns the fed? Names and amounts? Foreigners? Is the New York fed owned by the same people who own the San Fran fed? Do the owners of the fed also own those above mentioned 6 main US mainstream media propaganda organizations? Do they owns arms manufacturers, or oil companies?

Dan Watie's picture

Watch.....movies from the early eighties and before. No cell phones. No computers. No email (you know google scans and SAVES everyone's email, even if you delete it). We managed very well back then and before, now didn't we? What has become of us?

DavidC's picture

I've checked out Activist Post and it IS there, although it had been taken down, ostensibly due to 'technical difficulties'. it is, however, back and running.


Robslob's picture



Why fear me ONE TIME our government has been to institute ANYTHING that actually worked....?

Cindy_Dies_In_The_End's picture

Well, according to the most recent Gallup poll,  majority of the country believes the government is a direct threat to them.


Like Hell, this new Fed Reserve list will have a lot in common: It will be VERY, VERY crowded.

HoofHearted's picture

Point well take about the gove getting anything right. why do you think they are outsourcing, looking for someone who can actually do this???

e_goldstein's picture

I've said it before and I'll say it again: "FUCK THE FEDERAL RESERVE."

Now I think I'm going to make bumper stickers.

BigJim's picture

They're working on an application extension to OCR bumper stickers, too.