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QEternity Explained: The Definitive Infographic

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Confused what the opportunity cost, as well as outright cost, of QEternity is? The following infographic from Demonocracy should put everything into perspective.

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Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:06 | 2868649 slaughterer
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Lego-esque illustration.   I like it.  

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:10 | 2868664 no taste
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It is one massive Potemkin village.


Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:25 | 2868719 nope-1004
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When I was a kid, $1Trillion was a lot of money.

Today?  Meh.....

Give me a gun and I'll rob a bank.  Give me a bank and I'll rob the world.



Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:35 | 2868759 markmotive
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One more heroin hit and we're done, right?

Dmitry Orlov on the developing systemic breakdown threatening to destroy the global credit system:


Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:47 | 2868800 Raymond Reason
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Buttering the banker's bread with federal preserves. 

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:18 | 2868912 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is say please, butter my petard!

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:21 | 2868918 redpill
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Anyone got a match?

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:35 | 2868943 francis_sawyer
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jew confetti bitchez... (antiseptic 'on arrival junker crew', please, for ONCE... Offer a thesis on how & why this is NOT TRUE along with your red arrow onslaught)...

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:38 | 2868963 The Shootist
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I junked you because your an idiot.

id·i·ot -a person affected with extreme mental retardation


Mon, 10/08/2012 - 17:32 | 2868969 francis_sawyer
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So let's see... It took you all of 3 minutes to arrive at that clinical observation... Document that in the annals people... It takes a perfunctory read, requiring 3 minutes time (assuming a comment was read with HFT efficiency) to make a complete & thorough diagnosis of retardation... Modern medical science is, indeed, a miracle...

Still no pro-offered clues as to why my 'thesis' was incorrect however... Conspicuoulsly dearth in that area...

Allow me to hone the argument...

- QE is what?

- It is 'monetization' of debt obligations

- In this instance... We're talking about US DOLLARS...

- Who invented, incubated, & shepherded the system?... (Note: It sure wasn't me, or my grandmother)...

- To understand a loose timeline... Study 'Continental Scripts', the 'First Bank of the United States', the war of 1812 (why & when it was fought), the 'Second Bank of the United States' (its timeline), Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, 'Greenbacks', The Act of 1871, The crash of 1907, Jeckyl Island, the Warburgs, Schiffs, Rothschilds, et. al, Woodrow Wilson (& his Princeton scandal), Brandeis... & of course, the Federal Reserve Act...

Get back to me on all that... (oh yeah... & not to mention that "you're" would have been the correct usage in your reply)...


Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:01 | 2869233 Thomas
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I've seen this graphic too many times. Somebody show me the mountain of bullshit that comes out of Fed governors mouths. Now THAT would be an awsome spectacle.

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 13:09 | 2871587 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris one time is 3-D animator and is know experience. Lego is more easy for rendering sequence than organic material. Maybe if Fed Gov is to have brick like bowel movement, is can render in 3-D

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:03 | 2869236 Thomas
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Francis: I think it was the "jew confetti" comment. Doesn't bring much to the discussion.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:20 | 2869243 francis_sawyer
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So the fuck what???... Can you offer a more precise metaphor for the US DOLLAR?... If so ~ I'm all ears...

- Did George Washington 'think it up'?...

- Did Thomas Jefferson 'think it up'?...

- Did Andrew Jackson 'think it up'?...

- Did Abraham Lincoln 'think it up'?...


Who the hell 'THUNK IT UP' anyway?... (& why now ~ many years afterwards ~ lamenting on a blog and commenting upon info graphics that defy logic)...?

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:21 | 2869271 MillionDollarBogus_
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I Red Arrowed you because everyone does that to me...

Like the Fed, just trying to spread the wealth...

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:33 | 2869298 francis_sawyer
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Fuck me in the @ss... But all I see is a thread that has illustrations of all the PAPER MONEY that has been printed in the name of allowing CERTAIN TYPES to go on (for a century & running), printing NOTES, which, in reality, represent the THEFT of individual sweat (& blood ~ as represented by WARTIME affairs)... to benefit the coffers of Zionists...

These illustrations are an accounting of that mountain...

Somewhere... SOMEBODY (or, a GROUP of people), started all that... While its manifestation may be on a larger scale than even their wildest dreams (& therefore, the 'conspiracy' may be beyond their pre-planning)... NEVERTHELESS ~ their 'heirs' have perpetuated the PONZI for their personal benefit (at the expense of others & of humanity in general)...

Based on all the 'junks' here... I guess I'm the only one who objects to this...

Carry on...


Mon, 10/08/2012 - 20:09 | 2869490 fasTTcar
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I love how some people here prefer 8th grade explanations and scapegoats to truth.

Yeah, the big bad jews made your life miserable.

Hate to tell it to you, but the guys who are fucking you in the ass come from all backgrounds.

Power (and printing) are its own religion. 

And whatever imaginary friend that you follow is just as fucked up any one elses.

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 02:52 | 2869950 Ar-Pharazôn
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everyone down arrow you because you're a troll.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:19 | 2869038 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Shootist, I think it is supposed to be:  "you're" an idiot.



Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:29 | 2869059 francis_sawyer
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Only about half ZH'ers know how to spell or use words correctly... (Most, instead, spent their early years learning red arrow mouse clicking at Hava Nagila University)...

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:59 | 2869114 MsCreant
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I will always protect your right to free speech. Hate who you please babe. The Jew bullshit just looks like a distraction to me. Let's go with it-- "Da Joos did it." Now that we "know" this, what is the correct course of action?

To me, it does not lead anywhere.

BTW, no junks in your trunk from me, and yeah, we have kind of done this here before dear.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:13 | 2869161 francis_sawyer
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I'm always happy to read your comments ('legacy' that you are)...


FWIW ~ It's not 'bullshit' to me (so, while I apologize for the apparent distraction ~ I'll not back down from my right to free speech [while it lasts, anyway ~ & even after that, I'm more likely to end up as the Klaus Kinsky character in 'Dr. Zhivago' ~ you know ~ the dude who got sent to the GULAG because of his dissent of the Bolsheviks])...


The "correct course of action" (now that you kindly asked ~ & which is a step further that most have to offer), is really nothing in particular... I'd say it's simply to ALLOW the 'thought process' to ferment a little... IOW ~ to actually ASK ourselves if we've allowed ourselves to be STERELIZED by propaganda all these years... Most don't take the time to do that... Instead ~ they're quick on the trigger with red arrow mouse clicks as soon as something that upsets the delicate pH balance of their emotions because someone [representing the 'interests' of the VERY FEW HANDS who guide opinion] on TV, or the internet suggested they behave that way or they wouldn't be popular...

& yeah... we have done this before... Sadly ~ we will probably do it again... It appears to have a 'timeless' characteristic (from my 'not so' perfunctory observations)...

IOW ~ you're probably correct in the end... "it does not lead anywhere", so, to that end, forgive me for my indulgence because, like Klaus Kinsky ^, It's the only way I can still be FREE (even with chains upon my feet & hands)...


EDIT: Al di là to your "now that we "know" this comment...

Who is to say that "we KNOW this"?... Who knows?... You?... Me... Unfortunately I found myself in a predicament today where I could not extract myself from having to listen to a Mitt Romney address (on C-SPAN), where he spent 30 minutes preaching on the dangers of Al-Quaeda, Our Israeli allies, the BAD Iranian boogeymen (according to the PRE-CRIME unit ~ which was the same PRE-CRIME unit in 2002...

There was a bunch of applause from that audience... So I'm guessing that they didn't get the memo yet ~ thus my continued efforts... Forgive me for the annoyance...

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:22 | 2869276 MillionDollarBogus_
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Another post, another Red Arrow...


Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:53 | 2869103 Ms. Erable
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Eye djuncked ewe four knot beeing kaypabul ov yousing teh Anglisch layngooaje tew eckspress yowerself en an inntellijint fashun.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 17:04 | 2869127 The Shootist
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I forgot that ZH was such a shining gem of literate perfection on the internet. No ad hominums here.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 17:22 | 2869160 Ms. Erable
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No, argumenta ad hominem are fairly common 'round here. Take, for example, calling someone an idiot for expressing their opinion in a cogent manner without resorting to those pesky, tiresome ideas of debating and disproving an opponent's argument.

Whch is fine. Fight Club rules, bitchez.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:00 | 2869176 francis_sawyer
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Now THAT was funny [shootist]... I would have half expected you to spell it 'AD HOMONYM' [based upon the specific characteristics of the sample in question]... Thanks 4 the laugh...

Peeps ~ that's funny as shit... You spell 'Ad hominem' wrong... In an attempt to explain away previously having incorrectly used of "your" vs. "you're", which, (although not TECHNICALLY), is kinda like a HOMONYM...

Am I just entertaining myself here? :-)

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:11 | 2869250 Ms. Erable
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...but you let hime slide on 'literate' perfection? Or were you just admiring his loquacious literary legerdemain?

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 19:28 | 2869421 lnardozi
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+902,621 for "loquacious literary legerdemain"

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 03:56 | 2869971 old naughty
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I got the "loquacious literary legerdemain".

But I didn't get the 902,621.

Let's round it up to +1 m[illion], or b, or tr, shall we?

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 17:30 | 2869177 francis_sawyer
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This is all why ZH is a GEM...

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:23 | 2869281 MillionDollarBogus_
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Are you entertaining yourself here...??


What is your right hand doing...???

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:54 | 2869312 francis_sawyer
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I'm not entertained by anything except for TRUTH...

Based on the junks here... I'm thinking that there is a sincere lack in the search for truth... (otherwise ~ everybody else would be actively using their right hands to EXPLAIN to me how I have it caustically wrong instead of taking the slippery way out)...


3 hours after the initial post & only MsCreant has come up with even a partial reply...

Mark my words... It's not even going to stop here... THE APARTHEID STATE OF ISRAEL (pussies that they are) are going to end up backing off the Iran threat... Why?... Because they are 'pussies', that's why (they just START wars, they expect others to fight them & fund them)...

So the entire attention will then be directed towards the next two 'theatres'...

- African continent (specifically North Africa ~ where, as of last year, 'Plan B' [aka ~ the 'WE WIMP OUT because we're actually pussies] plan takes hold.

- South America (aka ~ make CHAVEZ the next HUSSEIN or GHADAFFI so that we have an excuse to go steal THEIR shit) plan...


Don't worry aout my brief words here... Soon ~ you'll have some jew news media organization galvanized 100% to make you understand how dangerous these people are...

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 19:08 | 2869372 DeficitAlchemist
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If you read the book, on the Oligarch Carve up in Russia during the Yeltsin era, apart from the Russian official chairing the meeting all those present were Jews, Abromwich et al..No gentile invites were sent.. amazing paralell only more Zionist than Jekyll Island and more recent. Dont understand how the orchestrated giveaways on such scale seem so ethnically exclusive?

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 19:24 | 2869412 francis_sawyer
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Don't bother asking yourself these questions... It'll only drive you MAD (which will end up leading you to post comments on internet blogs which will be RED ARROWED by relatives of this poor fellow)...



Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:41 | 2869314 NidStyles
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Idiot actually means ignorant, but in a not nice way. 

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 13:13 | 2871604 Boris Alatovkrap
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"Jew Confetti" is not for defamation, is literary of massive inflation from Weimar Republic, print Deutsche Mark notes worthless is of confetti and toilet tissue. In Russia is lines for toilet tissue, but is not the very point.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:57 | 2868839 Darth Mul
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Banks and oligarchs bought up all sorts of assets {i.e. real assets - not IOUs} for pennies on the dollar when East Germany was folded into West Germany, when Russia privatized, and now there's a fire sale going on in Greece.


This is neither complicated nor surprising - the whole enterprise treats "the economy" as equivalent to "the banks" and is no more or less than an effort to allow them to borrow, fractionally lend, rehypothecate, speculate, and foreclose.

At the end of the day - the flood of cash makes workers relatively poorer while allowing banks to buy cheaper and cheaper properties.


Krugman, if you will, is evil, not stupid.


I'm no historian - I'm not even an economist.  But I have this gnawing feeling that all this has happened before, that the future's been rehearsed, and that the future involves a World War, the failure of thousands of small banks, and further consolidation of central bank/international banking power.


It's just too bad there are no angry mobs available to pay a visit to the NY Fed or CFR or the various "neocon" "think tanks" stuffed with chickenhawk, halfwit Israel Firster treasonous cunts.




Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:43 | 2868971 bigkahuna
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The fed needs to be completely ended by any means available. This is way late in happening.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:45 | 2868975 Andy Lewis
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Hoo u callin' cunt, cunt?

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:19 | 2869036 centerline
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There will be angry mobs eventually.  That is what the fortifications, 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, stockpiled food, miltary equipment, and justification via congress and executive order are for.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 23:13 | 2869814 hbjork1
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When I was a kid, a Trillion hadn't been invented yet.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:24 | 2868928 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is relative in Potyomkin Village. Soviet is hard to population in Potyomkin Village because is must find children wearing nice teeth for camera. When camera is running, is smile and can happy to eat bread rolls. When is camera not running, is put down bread and return field in slave.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 15:33 | 2868948 francis_sawyer
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Boris ~ Don't be the 'Potemkin Village Idiot'...

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:43 | 2869088 ShakaZulu
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Boris! You're back!  You run out of vodka?

Tue, 10/09/2012 - 13:05 | 2871573 Boris Alatovkrap
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No, Boris completing is two step program for solving vodka problematic. Boris away is Odessa for vacation therapy. Doctor is say enlargement liver spanning Boris life shortness.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 18:19 | 2869267 GAAPpreNixon
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Chalres Hugh Smith describes the USA:

[In a nation in which rule of law existed in more than name, here's what should have happened:




1. The scam known as MERS, the mortgage industry's placeholder of fictitious mortgage notes, would be summarily shut down.

2. All mortgages in all instruments and portfolios, and all derivatives based on mortgages, would be instantly marked-to-market.

3. All losses would be declared immediately, and any institution that was deemed insolvent would be shuttered and its assets auctioned off in an orderly fashion.

4. Regardless of the cost to owners of mortgages, every deed, lien and note would be painstakingly delineated or reconstructed on every mortgage in the U.S., and the deed and note properly filed in each county as per U.S. law.


That none of this has happened is proof-positive that the rule of law no longer exists in America. The term is phony, a travesty of a mockery of a sham, nothing but pure propaganda.

Anyone claiming otherwise: get the above done. If you can't or won't, then the rule of law is merely a useful illusion of a rapacious, corrupt, extractive, predatory neofeudal Status Quo.

The essence of money-laundering is that fraudulent or illegally derived assets and income are recycled into legitimate enterprises. That is the entire Federal Reserve project in a nutshell.

Dodgy mortgages, phantom claims and phantom assets, are recycled via Fed purchase and "retired" to its opaque balance sheet. In exchange, the Fed gives cash to the owners of the phantom assets, cash which is fundamentally a claim on the future earnings and productivity of American citizens.

Some might argue that the global drug mafia are the largest money-launderers in the world, and this might be correct. But $1.1 trillion is seriously monumental laundering, and now the Fed will be laundering another $480 billion a year in perpetuity, until it has laundered the entire portfolio of phantom mortgages and claims.


The rule of law is dead in the U.S. It "cost too much" to the financial sector that rules the State, the Central Bank and thus the nation.

Once the Fed has laundered all the phantom assets into cash assets and driven wages down another notch, then the process of transforming a nation of owners into a nation of serfs can be completed.

Here's the Fed's policy in plain English:

Debt-serfdom is good because it enriches the banks. All hail debt-serfdom, our goal and our god! ]




Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:12 | 2868672 Alpo for Granny
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I want the infographic for the amount of precious metals that have been lost in boating accidents since the intitiation of QE^n.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 14:45 | 2868793 ParkAveFlasher
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It's a forest of green up arrows.

Mon, 10/08/2012 - 16:39 | 2869080 krispkritter
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This work? http://i48.tinypic.com/jzbsqg.png


(Don't tell CD I borrowed his image...)

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