Cassandra (Marc Faber) Versus Pollyanna (CNBC)

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A Cassandra is a hopelessly honest person, while a Pollyanna is an incredibly hopeful person, the incurable optimist. Cassandras are often disparaged as "nattering nabobs of negativism/negativity," instead of being looked upon as prophetic realists, while Pollyannas are deservedly dismissed as the "pandering puppies of positivity/positivism." To wit, this wondrously self-satirical clip pitting Marc Faber's doom-and-gloom reality with Becky Quick's boom-and-boom status quo.

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Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:36 | 3091913 Element
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I'll take Faber

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:42 | 3091919 falak pema
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faber will take becky pretty quickly, and her freshly boiled eggs. He always does, an old hand  with new eggs. 

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:52 | 3091937 Element
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Oh man, double helping of DOOM!


Gerald Celente

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 20:15 | 3091959 Zer0head
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Becky sold her soul many years ago


cross post

In California on Friday they jailed an old guy for a year and a half

his crime, on land that he owned way out in the desert reaches of LA county (Antelope Valley 50 miles north of the city) he built a strange house in the middle of nowhere  out of old telephone poles but didn't have a building permit so they demollished the house and hauled it away and threw him in jail.


Think about this America. 

Even the fucking Chicoms wouldn't do that  (see this )



Sun, 12/23/2012 - 20:31 | 3091980 clymer
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Friggin Kernen doesn't say a peep the whole interview and then pipes up with that stupid comment about Laos.. Yeah, Joe. Don't worry, once their inflation kicks in in 50 years, $3500 will buy about as much over there as it does here. Until then, I think most would agree that currently at least you might get a little more bang for your U.S. buck (until the buck becomes totally worthless) in Laos. 

Not that most would want to live there.

How can people watch this tripe? Warren Buffets personal media mouthpiece / toy, and some establishment mouthpiece that looks like he put down his last drink at 3:00 AM. 



Sun, 12/23/2012 - 21:24 | 3092052 Element
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What stands out though is Faber doesn't even need to get snotty about it, he just smiles and ignores because he knows that people who are really listening have already got the point of why it's still going to grow.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:20 | 3092141 The Shootist
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Yeah, Kernen's more less a putz. "I'm gonna buy a gun." You don't already own multiple? Fool. I resemble being called a Pollyanna because I shill for broken markets and government manipulation... Okay Putz, sure, you're a real GOP'er, God bless ya.

/end sarc

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:45 | 3092420 AldousHuxley
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Journalists(actors who can talk but not physically act) VS phd in economics

Swiss has been in wealth magnet long time

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:45 | 3092421 AldousHuxley
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Journalists(actors who can talk but not physically act) VS phd in economics

Swiss has been in wealth magnet long time

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 07:49 | 3092494 rufusbird
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Joe's comments may actually be quite revealing of his personal perspective. His, "If we move to Laos...and make thirty-five hundred..." shows he is thinking about where to go rather than where to invest. 

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 08:25 | 3092511 BattlegroundEur...
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Strange how he knows what $3500 will be you in Thailand.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:41 | 3092695 caconhma
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A bimbo and a clown. Another day in America.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:31 | 3092163 Monedas
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CNBC lost it's soul when Barney Frank had Mark Haines poisoned ?     Becky has never looked so plastic .... her face is expressionless except for a little stretch mark movement around her penis pump ?

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:11 | 3092405 rocker
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After just blowin' Kernen she wanted to hold it all in before she spit. They say she doesn't swallow, not even Joe's.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 01:13 | 3094246 Notarocketscientist
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Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:37 | 3092181 Bay of Pigs
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Kernen is a condescending little prick who needs people like Faber to make him look even dumber than he is (which is hard to do).

The BlowHorn sucks ass. 

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:52 | 3092334 Temporalist
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That was unique in the msm interview genre.  Kernan said "I'm buying a gun..I'm not optimistic...Don't throw me in there... I'm reading about the US military forces training for a zombie apocalypse."  At least 46 people that still watch CNBC heard that.

Probably just too much coffee on Kernan's part.  Becky is going to buy a gun today.  (Quick like)


Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:25 | 3092358 Michaelwiseguy
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Almost everything you wanted to know. I could add Marco Rodin Vortex Mathematics to this comment, but that would be cognitive overload.

Merry Christmas.

David Icke: The Illuminati Are Manipulating Your Reality
Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:33 | 3092365 jwoop66
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Not a supporter, nor do I watch much, but I do find it amusing that the most rational of the bunch always seem to get the most criticism from Zhedgers.  Kernen and that cabruso-hyphen chick are clearly the most reasonable studio members on that network(yes santelli is the brains of the outfit, but he's in Chicago), but they always get the by-name criticism. They are the only ones that I have heard endorse free market capitalism, yet they get the most By-name insults from zhedgers.

Kinda like the fox news thing.  Yeah, all tv news is substandard, but people(the "smart" ones) seem to call out fox by name when they demean the tv news.  Funny thing is; even a casual tv news watcher like myself can't help but notice the only channel that covers certain stories like- fast and furious and Benghazi for instance; or the only channel that isn't in the tank for bathouse barry obama and the only channel that isn't trying to push nonsense gun control is yes, you guessed it... Fox news.    WTF?   

Once again, not endorsing anyone or anything, but can't help but notice the obvious.


Mon, 12/24/2012 - 02:29 | 3092386 Michaelwiseguy
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I gave you a plus. But in the end, they're always pushing us with mind control toward the new world order model.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 01:13 | 3094244 Notarocketscientist
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David Faber is the only one who could be referred to as a journalist.

Satnelli is a fucking idiot

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:01 | 3091986 HD
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What else can we expect from the bureaucratic police state the US has become?

Meanwhile in India - they are taking Orwellian to heart in a big way, "see" for yourself. Coming to Amerika soon...

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 20:37 | 3093974 Tompooz
Sun, 12/23/2012 - 20:18 | 3091975 Raymond Reason
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Why do people say optimism is a virtue?  Gamblers, borrowers, prodigals, adulterers, drunk drivers.....lottery ticket buyers.  Stalwart optimists are a dime a dozen. 

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:03 | 3092344 Oh regional Indian
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Nice RR.

I heard it said that a drunk always enters a bar optimistically and leaves it misty optically.


Sun, 12/23/2012 - 20:53 | 3092002 Silver Bug
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Sadly in this case. Reality will win the day. Marc has in the past been correct and will be in the future.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 21:51 | 3092088 Perpetual Burn
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Good job Faber, you're tie is on right this time!

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:36 | 3092318 ball-and-chain
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I love Marc Faber.

He sounds just like Dr. Evil.

He lives in Thailand.

Stuff is cheap Thailand.

Faber knows how to save a buck.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 02:54 | 3092397 philipat
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He lives in a 10 Million dollar+ Thai style mansion in Chieng Mai, Northern Thailand.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 07:14 | 3092477 Tom_333
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Thankfully due to QE XIII we are well off the lows.....

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:39 | 3091916 Conman
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Did he buy his tank yet?

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:41 | 3091918 toothpicker
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I could do Becky. But only if she had a Faber mask on

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:50 | 3091933 This just in
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But would you do Faber if he wore a Becky mask?

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 20:04 | 3091957 knukles
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Now that sir, is a serious moral and ethical challenge ranking right up there with everybody around here who keep saying they want to do the Bernak.

(decisions decisions)

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 21:02 | 3092012 Dead Canary
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Hey there Benny, you gotta real purdy mouth.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:16 | 3092138 Rogue Trooper
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... squeal like a PIG!

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 07:16 | 3092480 Tom_333
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Sorry - deliverance - you beat me to it.Or maybe we can run a train...?

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 07:14 | 3092478 Tom_333
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Squeal like a pig....

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:25 | 3092153 Stares straight...
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Maybe if he wore her wig??

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:49 | 3091931 Ratscam
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Marc Faber rocks!

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:49 | 3091932 yogibear
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Becky Quickie is a bit better than dippy Maria Bartiromo at interviewing.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 06:30 | 3092458 Motorhead
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Becky is so stiff.  And I'd love to whack tequila shooters with Maria one day.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 19:56 | 3091944 dolph9
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Quickie seems like she might have a few brain cells, but is otherwise a completely compromised corporate whore.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 20:06 | 3091963 knukles
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More than Maxine Waters.
Gotta take whatchu can get, eh?

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:24 | 3092151 Rogue Trooper
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Knuks stay off the CHOOM... It ain't got that bad YET ;)

... the time WILL come when one may have to take one for the TEAM... I for one appreciate the sacrifice you are willing to make.

Peace brother... Keep those post comin' in 2013!

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 21:05 | 3092016 Harbanger
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I'm not saying she's a Gold digger, but she ain't hanging with no broke _iggers.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:26 | 3092158 Rogue Trooper
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RAAYCIST ALERT! Jamie Foxx be comin' for you whitey. Hee ez a real bad motherfuckin' mooovee star.... you be listening FOOL!

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:31 | 3092165 Harbanger
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Get down girl go head get down.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:21 | 3092410 natty light
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"M*****f***** Jones"

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:09 | 3092223 scatterbrains
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It's nigga or niggas..   but then that don't rhyme with digger I guess.

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