This page has been archived and commenting is disabled.

Watch As Ben Bernanke Answers Your Twitter Questions Live

Tyler Durden's picture





 

Today at 4pm Eastern, Ben Bernanke, at the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy, will take live questions from Twitter for the first time as part of the Fed's new policy of openness. Of course, the policy won't be so open for him to answer if banks are actually using reserves as prop trading funding (as was the case with JP Morgan, and any other bank which realizes that when it comes to fungible cash, money is just 1s and 0s in a server somewhere). However, the filter may slip and at least one or two good questions may slip through. So please take this opportunity to submit any pressing questions you may have on the Fed's policy to pump the market to new stratospheric highs courtesy of $85 billion (for now) in monthly reserve injections into the Primary Dealers, by using the #fordschoolbernanke tag to your questions. For convenience, we have appended a twitter module below that captures all tweets with that querry.

Watch Bernanke live below):

From the Ford School:

Join the conversation on Twitter: #fordschoolbernanke

 

About the event:

 

Please join us as Chairman Bernanke visits the University of Michigan for a conversation with Ford School Dean Susan M. Collins on monetary policy, recovery from the global financial crisis, and long-term challenges facing the U.S. economy.

 

Chairman Bernanke will also take questions from the audience and from Twitter.

The twitter tape with #fordschoolbernanke:

// ]]>

 


- advertisements -

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:22 | Link to Comment markovchainey
markovchainey's picture

Hey Benny, if I punch you in the face can we call it a hedonically adjusted hug?  If I spit on you can we call it hedonically adjusted rain?

 

Scumbag.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:24 | Link to Comment fuu
fuu's picture

Fuck you and the beard you rode in on Bernanke.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:25 | Link to Comment greased up deaf guy
greased up deaf guy's picture

how many central bankers does it take to fornicate a country into oblivion?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

 

How long until the Fed lowers the reserve ratio to 1% for US banks, just like the ECB did?

Are reserves even necessary, now that your cock is balls deep into every bank?

 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:31 | Link to Comment walküre
walküre's picture

Why give him the time of day? He is a pathological liar. Just like the rest of his scummy ilk. He will never respond truthfully nor factually. That is what a pathological liar does. If we could only fast forward 10 or so years because that is about the time we can dance on the man's grave and get away with it too.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
TruthInSunshine's picture

Does the Federal Reserve Fractional Fiat Bank monetize the deficit/debt, and does a bear shit in the woods?

Can I borrow some fiat at the fed window like JPM and all the other cool kids?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment The Juggernaut
The Juggernaut's picture

Ben, what are your thoughts on the Monetary cliff, ya bastid?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:06 | Link to Comment fuu
fuu's picture

Three cheers for redpill.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment Orly
Orly's picture

Hip, hip...

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:16 | Link to Comment James_Cole
James_Cole's picture

Ben is right, the twitter does mostly suck.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:56 | Link to Comment Enslavethechild...
EnslavethechildrenforBen's picture

Hey Ben can you blow me...

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 21:18 | Link to Comment economics9698
economics9698's picture

Reading these fine questions gives me a real sense of pride.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment fuu
fuu's picture

Hooray!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 19:22 | Link to Comment Orly
Orly's picture

You and I don't normally get along but at least you have a finer sense of decorum.

:D

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:44 | Link to Comment JonNadler
JonNadler's picture

always fun to reread

30 Ben Bernanke Quotes That Are So Stupid That You Won’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/say-what-30-ben-bernanke-quotes-that-are-so-stupid-that-you-wont-know-whether-to-laugh-or-cry

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:44 | Link to Comment JonNadler
JonNadler's picture

always fun to reread

30 Ben Bernanke Quotes That Are So Stupid That You Won’t Know Whether To Laugh Or Cry

http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/say-what-30-ben-bernanke-quotes-that-are-so-stupid-that-you-wont-know-whether-to-laugh-or-cry

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 19:26 | Link to Comment Orly
Orly's picture

Why would you steal someone's avatar?

Should I laugh or cry, hypocrite?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 19:55 | Link to Comment goldfreak
goldfreak's picture

he's said that?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 19:58 | Link to Comment JonNadler
JonNadler's picture

jonny, jonny, it's just your old arrogant self isn't it?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
hedgeless_horseman's picture

 

 

Tyler asked...

What are Kevin Henry's 2013 vacation days?

lol

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:40 | Link to Comment walküre
walküre's picture

Matt Cocci - you're a fucking LOOSER

Ugh, half the tweets under are crazies talking about gold and insinuating criminal misdeeds by Bernanke. Make it stop.

Some elite kid getting annoyed at the truth which is obviously cramping his lifestyle.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
TruthInSunshine's picture
  • Mr. Bernanke, what is the historical normal rate of interest in the United States?
  • Mr. Bernanke, do you believe a low interest rate implemented for any significant period of time creates speculation, asset class bubbles, malinvestment, and other market disequilbriums? If no, why? If yes, could you please elaborate as to how this 'plays out?'
  • Mr. Bernanke, do you believe that the low interest rate policy implement by The Federal Reserve since 2008 has caused or contributed to, in whole or part, speculation, asset class bubbles, malinvestment, and other market disequilbriums? If no, why? If yes, could you please elaborate as to how this manifested itself?
  • Mr. Bernanke, is there any risk that the types of assets now held on the balance sheet of The Federal Reserve could fall in value in any significant way that would cause the Federal Reserve to either have to borrow money, raise more capital in another manner, require U.S. taxpayer assistance, or not be able to otherwise meet its financial obligations?
  • Mr. Bernanke, you had previously told Congress that the Federal Reserve would "not monetize the federal deficit," yet The Federal Reserve has been and is still buying 50 billion worth of treasury notes per month, which constitutes 60% of all treasury note issuances. How is this "not monetizing at least 60% of U.S. government deficit spending?"
  • Mr. Bernanke, you had said that The Federal Reserve was printing money back in 2009 in several interviews, including one on '60 Minutes.' However you now say that The Federal Reserve "is not printing money," and in fact, you said that in another '60 Minutes' interview this year. I have brought those two interviews with me and can play them for you and everyone here if you'd like to see them; it won't take more than a minute or so to watch the relevant parts of your statements then and now. How do you reconcile these two contradictory statements?
  • Mr. Bernanke, you and other members of The Federal Reserve have stated that your policy of Quantitative Easing has contributed significantly to global inflation, including inflation in commodities, such as those related to energy and food. Many notable economists, such as Jim Grant and Laurence Kotlikoff, disagree with that assessment, and in fact, they claim there is data available which shows a direct and highly proportional relationship between Quantitative Easing and a rise in commodity, food and energy prices. Are you correct and are they wrong? If so, what data can you provide that supports your position?
  • Mr. Bernanke, The Federal Reserve has supported policies that allow banks to essentially pay savers little to no interest, and interest that is far less than even The Federal Reserve's own official rate of inflation. Does this policy punish savers and the fiscally responsible American Savers, does it subsidize large financial institutions, including what many have deemed 'Too Big To Fail Banks,' and is this a healthy policy to maintain in lieu of America's large deficits and large national debt? As a follow up, shouldn't prudent monetary policy essentially do the opposite of this policy, by encouraging and rewarding savings, and discouraging and penalizing speculation?
  • Mr. Bernanke, does or has the Federal Reserve ever directly or indirectly purchased equities, equity futures or options on equities - or any other intruments bearing on or related to equities? If so, which broker-dealer has the Federal Reserve used to purchase such equities, equity futures or equity-related instruments?
  • Mr. Bernanke, has The Federal Reserve ever intervened in dealing between The Treasury Department and market participants, including but not limited to negotiations between The Treasury Department and AIG and its counter-parties, and has The Federal Reserve advised The Treasury Department as to what course of action to take with respect to the rate or amount of monies counter-parties to AIG or any other financial actor would or should receive via taxpayer-backed 'bailouts?'
  • Mr. Bernanke, does The Federal Reserve have the intent to preserve the U.S. dollar as the world's reserve currency now and in the future? If yes, what measures are you taking and will you take to see this polocy objective achieved? If your answer is no, please elaborate on what the intent is?
  • Mr. Bernanke, does The Federal Reserve have the intent to strengthen the U.S. dollar? If yes, what measures are you taking and will you take to see this polocy objective achieved? If your answer is no, please elaborate on what the intent is?
  • Mr. Bernanke, should any financial institution or bank be allowed to get to a position where it alone or in conjuction with other entities represents a systemic threat to the U.S. or global financial system? Are there any such entities that exist today? If so, can you name them? If you can't name them, why can't you name them? If your answer is no, what did you do and what are you doing now to ensure that no such entities exist?
  • Mr. Bernanke, did you ever smoke hash or drop acid & "trip" with Paul Krugman and talk about hostile extraterrestrial invasions of earth & how such events may shape monetary policy?
  • Mr. Bernanke, is pathological lying more "nurture" or "nature?"
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:52 | Link to Comment walküre
walküre's picture

Neither the Fed nor its representatives are legitimate. Their powers are illegitimate and their money as well as our debts are odious.

Time for revolution is here.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:57 | Link to Comment traderjoe
traderjoe's picture

Here, here!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:08 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
LawsofPhysics's picture

Here, here!!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment lunaticfringe
lunaticfringe's picture

My only regret, end the fed, is that I can only hit the up arrow once.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 00:10 | Link to Comment newdoobie
newdoobie's picture

Me too, so I gave you an up arrow.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:29 | Link to Comment tiger
tiger's picture

Nice buncho questions. I'd like him answer the international reserve one but whatahela.

Obviously da revolutions are coming and they know it and have a ticket to the moon.

Free usa, free europe and free energy. Thus, must leave these dumbasses whereever as long as they do not mess with any single human (and animal) being anymore.

From France, with you lads.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
TruthInSunshine's picture

Vive la France. Vive la libertad.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:35 | Link to Comment Snakeeyes
Snakeeyes's picture

Ben: tell us HOW we fix this horrible spending/debt addiction? And don't say that Congress has to do it. THEY WON'T, so stop enabling them!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/debt-star-federal-deb...

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
ParkAveFlasher's picture

When hitting "ctrl-P", do you use "pinky-middle finger" or do you two-hand it?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:32 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
TruthInSunshine's picture

How many quantitative easings does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?

By what specific metrics does a central planner...I mean banker...draw the line between a "virtuous" & "non-virtuous" circle?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:44 | Link to Comment DaddyO
DaddyO's picture

 

When hitting "ctrl-P", do you use "pinky-middle finger" or do you two-hand it?

Bernanke replied, "Neither, I use the reach around!"

DaddyO

www.lifechangesbeready.com

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:51 | Link to Comment unrulian
unrulian's picture

can you print stool legs? if you can, can you print them faster than i can kick them off?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment vast-dom
vast-dom's picture

don't waste your time sheeple! not a single real question will slip through and not a single open honest answer will be given. and i'm obviously wasting my time writing this up in the fucktardo-hedge.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment I think I need ...
I think I need to buy a gun's picture

rotflmao

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:41 | Link to Comment Sancho Ponzi
Sancho Ponzi's picture

I liked this question:

Jim Grant ‏@GrantsPub

Could you help me understand the difference between central banking and central planning? #fordschoolbernanke

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:36 | Link to Comment salvadordaly
salvadordaly's picture

a tweet by Hap @hap317

When do I JBTFD?

Cupid's Cannon @DepletedO2

- are you a fan of @williambanzai7 work?

red pill @__redpill__

Why do you hate savers?

afraid and impotent @r0yce1

Do you disagree America would be in less trouble if you simply implemented policies you read in Zero Hedge?

 LOVE IT!!!! Well Ben?

 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:38 | Link to Comment lolmao500
lolmao500's picture

Maybe you can buy a CDS on that!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment azzhatter
azzhatter's picture

Dear Ben,  How much ink do you have left?

 

Thanks, Barry "Choom" Soetero

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:06 | Link to Comment El Oregonian
El Oregonian's picture

An empty chair? I thought this was going  to be the Bernank instead we get Obozo???

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:20 | Link to Comment Deathrips
Deathrips's picture

I was gonna ask how he sits down with that puppeteer hand so far up his ass.

He doenst like personal questions.

 

P

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 20:15 | Link to Comment yogibear
yogibear's picture

You could charge $2,000/punch and you would be a rich man. All that would be left is Bernanke's beard by that time.

I know a lot of old ladys with guns that would like to have the federal reserve banksters as target practice.  Hmmm, I wonder why?

I'm surprise people are so civil with him. About the only person that was frank with this liar was Ron Paul.

 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:23 | Link to Comment Almost Solvent
Almost Solvent's picture

This should get interesting quickly

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:24 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
Seasmoke's picture

America or Israel ??

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:26 | Link to Comment adr
adr's picture

If a Jew eats coal does he crap diamonds?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

No, but copper wire WAS invented by 2 Jews fighting over a penny.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment negative rates
negative rates's picture

No, but the coal is still under pressure.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

#FUKUBERNANK!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment Pig Brotha
Pig Brotha's picture

Dear bearded clam, will you eat a bullet on live TV?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:27 | Link to Comment AccreditedEYE
AccreditedEYE's picture

Each and every dip, little and large get bought up like magic. 200% all in on Red... Ben's casino allows no losers and you can keep taking the house, over and over... like it's the village whore.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
Global Hunter's picture

I was scrolling through the tweets, Laura Meyer's "I am going to see national treaure Ben Bernanke" stood out for me though as particularly stupid and braindead. 

edit: top tweets are Jim Grant and ZH poster Limerick King...I feel better now

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
NotApplicable's picture

Fake Blythe and Money McBags have also made appearances.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:21 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
Global Hunter's picture

red pill too!   Good see 98% of the questions are from people who "get it".  I am not familiar with tweet or facebook much, but I have noticed the students put pictures of themselves as their avatars to accompany their tweets, this younger generation is seriously fucked.

I made up with most of these comments I have to say, pleasantly surprised.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
CrimsonAvenger's picture

Ha - I thought that was the top of his head, but it's just an empty leather chair.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:56 | Link to Comment wee-weed up
wee-weed up's picture

Hell, I thought it was the top of his fat ass - and that he was mooning us!

Oh wait... he does that to us anyway!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment Say What Again
Say What Again's picture

Right now the image is one of an empty chair. 

I wish it could stay that way for a long time - a very long time.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
fonzannoon's picture

"are u an american eagle type of guy or do u recommend kruggerands'

 

tremendous

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:29 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
Arkadaba's picture

LOL - some of the questions are great!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:35 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
Global Hunter's picture

Its good to see so many people not buying into his lies, The questions may dictate the first and last twitter Q&A by the Fed. Hope this goes down a pr failure for the fed.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:13 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
NotApplicable's picture

Don't worry, the Twit will be fixed. Bet on it.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment oddjob
oddjob's picture

Ask him if he feels at all effeminated as a grown man using twitter.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment walküre
walküre's picture

Since the @federalreserve is monetizing virtually the entire #US budget deficit, why are citizens taxed AT ALL?!? #fordschoolbernanke #Fed

NAILED IT

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 22:56 | Link to Comment mercy
mercy's picture

"Taxes are...a tradition"

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:30 | Link to Comment silverserfer
silverserfer's picture

Who does NO. 2 work for!!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:32 | Link to Comment DrDinkus
DrDinkus's picture

anybody else realize his middle name is legit 'shalom'? the big dove, swooping in to rescue the PD's from Dec's 10 yr auction...count it

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:14 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
NotApplicable's picture

Yes, but apparently it's a fact only noted by anti-Semites.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:33 | Link to Comment All Out Of Bubblegum
All Out Of Bubblegum's picture

Q: How many bankers does it take to change a lightbulb?

A: Two. One to undermine the government and the other one to rape and murder children.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

I'm LMFAO at these questions they're all great! 'Bernank, what's your exit strategy, or are you depending solely upon prayer? What happens when the market finally realizes your policies are all total failures"?

LOL

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:52 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
Al Huxley's picture

Same here, some of those questions are fucking hilarious.  Good to see.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:35 | Link to Comment dynomutt
dynomutt's picture

"Openness"??

 

Didn't Glasnost end in financial collapse for the USSR?

 

The history, it is rhyming.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:36 | Link to Comment DrDinkus
DrDinkus's picture

sort of like dealing with grief, the ludicrousness of public policy/bernanke/current state of the union just hit me like a tidal wave

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:37 | Link to Comment lolmao500
lolmao500's picture

Is your asshole ready for life in prison with Bubba?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:40 | Link to Comment azzhatter
azzhatter's picture

#lolmao500- thanks for your question. I've been practicing with Steve Liesman. 

 

Xoxo, Ben

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment lolmao500
lolmao500's picture

Ben, how do you feel about starving millions of kids through inflation created by your QE policies?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:42 | Link to Comment azzhatter
azzhatter's picture

#lolmao500- Thanks again. The children here at Princeton are doing quite well. Same in my DC neighborhood. Not sure who is starving.

 

Thanks again, Benny

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

'What wars do your shareholders plan to monetize in 2013?'

MAN some of these questions have to be making the Chairsatan bright red!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:39 | Link to Comment gasandoil
gasandoil's picture

Wise man once said as long as you see the face of Bernanke and Obama in the press or twitter, it is good time to invest in hard assets. Read more about major capital projects at www.gasandoilinvestment.com that are shaping the future of North America energy markets.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:41 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
ParkAveFlasher's picture

red pill @__redpill__

What's your favorite Mad Max movie?

awesome.

  1. NoMaas @nomaas

    If I convinced you that I was an insolvent bank, would you send me free money too?

     Clark @rtclark

  2. Do you have any qualms with ZIRP forcing Granny to invest in junk bonds to earn a decent yield?

 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:45 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

RedPill- 'How is it fair to 'help homeowners' by bailing out your banking buddies'?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:59 | Link to Comment NoDebt
NoDebt's picture

Agreed, RedPill is on a tear.  Not a single clunker in the bunch I've read so far.  I like "will you ever be able to raise interest rates again given the country's debt load."  That's one I'd love to hear the answer to.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
Joe Davola's picture

Dr. Engali (kudos) gets in there with a helicopter question, unfortunately the type Engali's gonna get will likely be painted black.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:21 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
Joe Davola's picture

Varones with a pull out question - LOL.

Wonder how many commenters will be MIA after this.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:41 | Link to Comment dcb
dcb's picture

how did you get to be such a douche bag sociopath tool of the banking extablishment?

Being the greatest scholar of the great depression, why did you ignore leverage and the laibility side of the balance sheet?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:42 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
ParkAveFlasher's picture

My question would be, if I had $1, and lent that at interest, how many dollars would I expect in return?  What if I issued all dollars in the first place?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
Angus McHugepenis's picture

My answer would be, "I don't want your worthless paper".

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:43 | Link to Comment The Gooch
The Gooch's picture

+100 Tylers! Fuck you BenKevin!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
Kaiser Sousa's picture

"hey Ben, eat shit and die...oh, my bad that wasnt a question..."

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:45 | Link to Comment azzhatter
azzhatter's picture

Dear Ben, Do you douche before or after LIESman gives you a good shag? Considering he's a douche himself, I'll accept the answer of during.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Falconsixone
Falconsixone's picture

I challenged you to a duel 3-1/2 years ago and have not heard from you Ben Bernanke.

 

You are a coward and a thief.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:47 | Link to Comment debtor of last ...
debtor of last resort's picture

#QE4EVA Wake me up when paper metals are trading $2,50 under spot

:-)

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

If Ben is reading these questions and was in any state of suspended disbelief that the peope are fooled, he now just got a huge wakeup call!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment CharliePrince
CharliePrince's picture

Ben  i would like to become a banker so that laws will not apply to me

any suggestions

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:51 | Link to Comment q99x2
q99x2's picture

How are you going to hide in a global world after the collapse M'Fer?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:53 | Link to Comment Say What Again
Say What Again's picture

Hey Ben,

Are you watching the market?

ES is gonna tank into the close.

What are you gonna do about it?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:55 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Dear #FUKUBERNANK... ES is falling, where are you going to step in and stick save it? I know such info is normaly privy only to your banker buddies and politicians in D.C. but can't ya throw a mahfahka a bone just once?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:54 | Link to Comment Say What Again
Say What Again's picture

Come on Benny

Are you gonna Bang the Close?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:02 | Link to Comment Captain Benny
Captain Benny's picture

No, I bang them hoes....

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Say What Again
Say What Again's picture

Remember that chart of DELL from earlier today?

That's how I'm starting to feel now as ES & RUT get sold off!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:56 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
IridiumRebel's picture

I believe this will be the last twitter fueled conference allowed for Mr. Bernanke. I am pleased to see so many sentient people. It gives me hope.
#nomorehopecuzbankswouldfuckamonkeytomakeabuck

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:57 | Link to Comment The_Dude
The_Dude's picture

Please...someone ask since there is no way I am signing up for an account...

 

Whose moral compass was used to decide its OK to steal from savers w/ ZIRP + inflation to save your banks? #fordschoolbernanke

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:32 | Link to Comment OldPhart
OldPhart's picture

I don't twitter either...someone ask:

"Why shouldn't we hang you as you try to leave this room?"

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
Angus McHugepenis's picture

Don't phart around with "Twitter". Use the SEC's secure porn site "Twatter".

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 16:57 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Ladies and gentlemen the Chairsatan will be arriving in a few minutes he's got to bang the close first.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:49 | Link to Comment CaptainSpaulding
CaptainSpaulding's picture

While i was waiting, I clicked on the Advanced auto parts ad. Thanks ZH for providing ads that serve my vehicles needs, Wants and desires. No sarcasm

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:03 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Even the Limmerick King now getting his licks in...LMAO!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:03 | Link to Comment Say What Again
Say What Again's picture

Boy, they waited till that last 3 minutes to BANG the close.

Seriously, today's action seemed unusual.  I can't put my finger on it, but the price movement just seemed different than usual.

 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:04 | Link to Comment dcj98gst
dcj98gst's picture

When the currency collapses, do you think that the us public will NOT retaliate?  Do you own an AR-15? 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:06 | Link to Comment ebworthen
ebworthen's picture

I don't have Twitter, but I would ask:

"Dr. Bernanke; is buying $80 billion a month in mortgage backed securities from the very banks who caused the financial collapse immoral, a form of theft from savers earning 0.35%, and a ticket to slavery for future generations?"

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:06 | Link to Comment DrDinkus
DrDinkus's picture

is D) all of the above, an option?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:06 | Link to Comment CharliePrince
CharliePrince's picture

Mr Burnacne,   How will the employment of Turbo-Tax Timmy Affect the economy

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:06 | Link to Comment koaj
koaj's picture

im laughing out loud at this twitter feed

bravo guys

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:07 | Link to Comment 100pcDredge
100pcDredge's picture

So.. what's up with this empty chair?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:08 | Link to Comment DrDinkus
DrDinkus's picture

where is this guy? going to make me late for zumbaaaaaaaaaaaaa zomg

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:10 | Link to Comment SmoothCoolSmoke
SmoothCoolSmoke's picture

"Mr. Bernankie, are we Japan, or is Japan us?  Thank you."

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:09 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
Arkadaba's picture

ZH embed isn't working for me but this one is:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/gerald-r-ford-school-of-public-policy-live...

 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:10 | Link to Comment CharliePrince
CharliePrince's picture

so far im impressed

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:12 | Link to Comment Say What Again
Say What Again's picture

I don't want to miss any of this.

Can you please take a commercial break for a few minutes while I get some popcorn and bear.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
Angus McHugepenis's picture

I never share my popcorn with bears.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:14 | Link to Comment FiatFapper
FiatFapper's picture

TwitterFall is a better tweet GUI

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:16 | Link to Comment Falconsixone
Falconsixone's picture

Clapping for a piece of shit is so cool.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:18 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

'Uh, um...uh....ummmm....uh'.....GEE bernank, when are ya gonna stop printing and attempt to raise rates??

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:19 | Link to Comment lolmao500
lolmao500's picture

Ben, you're such a bankster whore, does it burn when you pee?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:19 | Link to Comment sbenard
sbenard's picture

And don't forget to begin each question with, "Mr. Chairsatan...?"

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:20 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

'It's all about us paying our bills'....OH FUCK U BERNANK!!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 20:22 | Link to Comment yogibear
yogibear's picture

An FU to  Bubblehead Bernanke is always worth bonus points.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:20 | Link to Comment thecoloredsky
thecoloredsky's picture

Are these considered tradition too?

http://media.shopwell.com/gladson/00011110101594_full.jpg

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:23 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Bernank- 'FED policy is all about representing the values of the public'....OMFG you bankster THIEF FUK U!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:33 | Link to Comment lolmao500
lolmao500's picture

Well I guess the public needs to be sent to an insane asylum.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:24 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

'It's kinda early to tell how it's workin out'? FUK U BERNANK! It's been FOUR YEARS STRAIGHT!!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:25 | Link to Comment walküre
walküre's picture

Ben talks housing recovery... SELL SELL SELL

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
IridiumRebel's picture

People are awaking. But is it too late?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
Charley Reese ' s final column for the Orlando Sentinel...
He has been a journalist for 49 years.
545 vs. 300,000,000 People
-By Charlie Reese

Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, WHY do we have deficits?

Have you ever wondered, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, WHY do we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don ' t propose a federal budget. The President does.

You and I don ' t have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does.

You and I don ' t write the tax code, Congress does.

You and I don ' t set fiscal policy, Congress does.

You and I don ' t control monetary policy, the Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one President, and nine Supreme Court justices equates to 545 human beings out of the 300 million are directly, legally, morally, and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered, but private, central bank.

I excluded all the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman, or a President to do one cotton-picking thing. I don ' t care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it. No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislator ' s responsibility to determine how he votes.

Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of a Speaker, who stood up and criticized the President for creating deficits. The President can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it.

The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating and approving appropriations and taxes. Who is the speaker of the House now? He is the leader of the majority party. He and fellow House members, not the President, can approve any budget they want. If the President vetoes it, they can pass it over his veto if they agree to.

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 300 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts -- of incompetence and irresponsibility. I can ' t think of a single domestic problem that is not traceable directly to those 545 people. When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise the power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it ' s because they want it unfair.

If the budget is in the red, it ' s because they want it in the red.

If the Army & Marines are in Iraq and Afghanistan it ' s because they want them in Iraq and Afghanistan ...

If they do not receive social security but are on an elite retirement plan not available to the people, it ' s because they want it that way.

There are no insoluble government problems.

Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take this power. Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exists disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation," or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people, and they alone, are responsible.

They, and they alone, have the power.

They, and they alone, should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses.

Provided the voters have the gumption to manage their own employees...

We should vote all of them out of office and clean up their mess!?

----------------------------------------------------------------
If only voting actually worked.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 20:38 | Link to Comment hooligan2009
hooligan2009's picture

bravo Charley...testis sum agnitio!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment silverserfer
silverserfer's picture

Red pill, youre killin me!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:27 | Link to Comment BaggerDon
Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:28 | Link to Comment FubarNation
FubarNation's picture

Just the fact that this dog and pony show is taking place shows you how FUBAR the scene is. 

 

Most of the tweets are fucking hilarious.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:32 | Link to Comment walküre
walküre's picture

The audience should be a group of (Chinese) students laughing hysterically.

That would get more people to realize just how FUBAR this is and how ridiculous the entire state of affairs.

Keep stackin' as long as they're only talkin'. Once the shootin' starts, it's too late.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:28 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Bernank says he's 'Lookin around for more tools'....OH we are SO FUCKED!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment Al Huxley
Al Huxley's picture

'looking around for more tools' ...now that Geithner's leaving.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:29 | Link to Comment AustriAnnie
AustriAnnie's picture

"Barnestormer: If the Fed wants to alter unemployment, why don't they just start printing paychecks?"

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:29 | Link to Comment lolmao500
lolmao500's picture

Won't someone in the audience call the stinking piece of shit for what he is already??

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:30 | Link to Comment Tango in the Blight
Tango in the Blight's picture

In case it hasn't been said in this thread before:

FUCK YOU BERNANKE!

 

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:32 | Link to Comment loveyajimbo
loveyajimbo's picture

hey, ben... what does timmy Geithner's Johnson taste like?  Or is that indiscreet?

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:34 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
Seasmoke's picture

House Rich.............Cash Poor !!!!!!!!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
Angus McHugepenis's picture

Cash Rich... House Poor??

For those of you who stopped paying your mortgage 3 years ago and are still living in your "house". Fuck the banksters!

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:35 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

Bernank declares his crown jewel proof of his success in.... HOUSING? Oh my fuck if anyone needed proof of how screwed we are just listen to this big bullshitter.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:35 | Link to Comment The Gooch
The Gooch's picture

Someone please - "Guillotine or rope?"

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 19:14 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
Everybodys All American's picture

whatever is cheaper.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:38 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
SheepDog-One's picture

'Inflation is contained...don't worry about that'

Next up guaranteed hyperinfaltion then.

Mon, 01/14/2013 - 17:41 | Link to Comment Tango in the Blight
Tango in the Blight's picture

In 2006 he said that house prices would never fall. He is full of shit. Fuck him.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!