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Tim Geithner's Annotated Exit Interview: "F--- The Banks" And Other Pearls

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Today is Tim Geithner's last day as Treasury Secretary. Below are some quotes from various exit interviews and recaps conducted with the former NY Fed president. We provide our succinct annotations to some of his answers.

On the bank bailout:


“To save an economy from a failing financial system, you have to do things that are going to be fundamentally impossible to explain to people,” Geithner said. “You’re going to look like you’re giving money to people who were responsible for burning down the economy.”

He is correct - the people who "burned down the economy" have received over $2 trillion in money since the great financial crisis began courtesy of the Fed...

... and continue to receive $85 billion each month in gratitude for their hard work:


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“F--- the banks,”:


One episode recalls how Geithner, widely thought to be a friend of the financial industry, reacted to concerns of banks protesting Obama’s push for new rules for Wall Street.  “F--- the banks,” he said, according to people familiar with the episode.

Another solid dose of the hypocrisy we have all grown to love and expect coming from the man who purposefully leaked material, non-public information to the banks ahead of the critical August 2007 Fed action, upon which the banks subsequently acted as we first reported:

MR. LACKER. If I could just follow up on that, Mr. Chairman.




MR. LACKER. Vice Chairman Geithner, did you say that [the banks] are unaware of what we’re considering or what we might be doing with the discount rate?




MR. LACKER. Vice Chairman Geithner, I spoke with Ken Lewis, President and CEO of Bank of America, this afternoon, and he said that he appreciated what Tim Geithner was arranging by way of changes in the discount facility. So my information is different from that.


CHAIRMAN BERNANKE. Okay. Thank you. Go ahead, Vice Chairman Geithner.


VICE CHAIRMAN GEITHNER. Well, I cannot speak for Ken Lewis, but I think they have sought to see whether they could understand a little more clearly the scope of their rights and our current policy with respect to the window. The only thing I’ve done is to try to help them understand—and I’m sure that’s been true across the System—what the scope of that is because these people generally don’t use the window and they don’t really understand in some sense what it’s about.

F--- the banks indeed... But not before we give them a few [_]illion dollars in funding.

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On rewriting the nation’s financial rules:


Early in the process, during a meeting with Obama at the White House, Jamie Dimon, the chief of executive of JPMorgan Chase, made an offer to come with other bankers to Treasury to help develop the broad framework for how to tighten oversight of Wall Street.  Geithner declined. Dimon followed up. Geithner declined again. Dimon grew frustrated and complained personally to Obama and others in the White House that Geithner was being unhelpful, according to people familiar with the matter.




To his colleagues, the Treasury secretary described bankers who relentlessly protested the new regulations as “whiners” and, in routine meetings with top chief executives held at the Willard Intercontinental Hotel, he often told them they should stop fighting regulation.

That at least is the spin. Here are the facts as presented by Dallas Fed president Dick Fisher:

As of third quarter 2012, there were approximately 5,600 commercial banking organizations in the U.S. The bulk of these—roughly 5,500—were community banks with assets of less than $10 billion. These community-focused organizations accounted for 98.6 percent of all banks but only 12 percent of total industry assets. Another group numbering nearly 70 banking organizations—with assets of between $10 billion and $250 billion—accounted for 1.2 percent of banks, while controlling 19 percent of industry assets. The remaining group, the megabanks—with assets of between $250 billion and $2.3 trillion—was made up of a mere 12 institutions. These dozen behemoths accounted for roughly 0.2 percent of all banks, but they held 69 percent of industry assets.


In simple terms: total bank assets: $13 trillion; 69% of that is $9 trillion. So 12 banks, among which the very much "complaining" Jamie Dimon, and other "whiners" control $9 trillion. And that is how TBTF became TBTFest. But at least they are whining.

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And last but not least:

What’s next?


“I have no idea what I’m going to do,” Geithner said. “For all my professional life, I’ve made basically one choice about what kind of work I want to do. And the reasons that led me to that are very powerful and are very enduring.”


Will Geithner be the next Fed chairman:


“Not a chance,” he said. “I have great respect for the institution, but that will be someone else's privilege.”

Instead of commenting, we will merely post Geithner's assessment of America's downgrade risk 4 months before it was downgraded.

Sources: Washington Post, Politico

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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:51 | 3185433 francis_sawyer
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 “I have no idea what I’m going to do,” Geithner said. “For all my professional life, I’ve made basically one choice about what kind of work I want to do. And the reasons that led me to that are very powerful and are very enduring.”


I suppose he's referring to "GOD's work..."

Keep that in mind people... When you wake up in the morning, just remind yourself that GOD HATES YOU [& he wants Tim Geithner & friends to steal your money & turn in your guns]...


Theatre of the fucking absurd...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:04 | 3185496 krispkritter
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Perhaps TurboTax classes? Dancing With The Banksters? The Incredible Race (to ruin the economy)?

What's most pathetic is that if he plays his cards right and avoids 'ratting' out the rats and subsequently hot tubs, he's going to be well set from here on out while the rest of the country struggles to undo the work of this incompetent(and probably evil) pissant. A pox on you Timmy, Hell's not hot enough...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:07 | 3185506 economics9698
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He's an actor collecting a paycheck.  Not many deep thoughts in that head.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:12 | 3185519 asteroids
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He's a fucking weasel that has sold a retiring generation into poverty. You can thank this asshole and his friends for making you like the taste of macaroni and cheese sprinkled with cat food.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:16 | 3185526 redpill
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When comes the part where he says, "and God bless us, every one!"


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:34 | 3185576 trav777
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they could have nationalized all those banks, incarcerated people, and then recapitalized by fiat....INSTEAD of handing those bankers a blank check.

But you have to remember, it's almost as if the people in financial chairs in Congress are RELATED to those who dominate the banking industry.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:40 | 3185604 markmotive
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I hope you're OK with eating horsemeat.

Burgers, Banksters and Blackholes

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:44 | 3185618 economics9698
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I think there is a lot of high quality cat food on the market these days that is readily available.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:54 | 3185660 francis_sawyer
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 "it's almost as if the people in financial chairs in Congress are RELATED to those who dominate the banking industry"


Not a chance ~ it's all just utter randomness... Like ~ you know ~ when you flip a coin 100x & it lands on its SIDE 99x out of 100...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:56 | 3185666 Scarlett
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in 12 months He'll be Chief Economist of JP Morgan, or whatever.  Cocksucker.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:20 | 3185836 Ms. Erable
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The motherfucking Geethner abides.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:50 | 3185937 knukles
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PIMPCO has an equity manglement job opening,

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:19 | 3185839 SafelyGraze
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the flag in the background was decorated with the feared Golden Fringe Of Truth-o-meterness

spoiler: it's a single frame from the video .. you might have missed it

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:32 | 3185880 DaveyJones
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See: Iceland

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:14 | 3185521 jcaz
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Poor little Timmy- finally got even with all the people who gave him wedgies as a kid......  Feel better dude?

Pffftt- this dude is gonna cash in the graft he's collected and take the World Bank job, because in his mind, he's transcended mortal finance.....

In the real world, he couldn't land a gig at the tax table in a Walmart.....

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:43 | 3185614 eclectic syncretist
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He's looking a little constipated in that last photo there.  Probably been smuggling gold bars out of the Treasury by sticking them up his ass.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:25 | 3185744 Teamtc321
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Wonder if Zero uses tong's to extract the bar's or just goes fist first in to grab the spoil's?

Gun Grabbing Frankenstein want's to know............

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:19 | 3185535 kridkrid
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He's an errand boy sent by grocery clerks to collect a bill.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:45 | 3185629 Agent P
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I, for one, would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Geithner for his service to his country and wish him only the best in his next career endeavor serving as the new spokesman for Lucky Charms cereal.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:53 | 3185655 hedgeless_horseman
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Rumor on the Street is Timmy took the Keebler offer.

In other news propaganda, Napolitano is waving the False Flag like a banshee...



Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:20 | 3185721 MiltonFriedmans...
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I hope Janet fucking chokes on her dildo.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:17 | 3185830 NotApplicable
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So, in other words, they've got the net's infrastructure primed and ready to blow.

No wonder it took me so long to get ZH to load a bit ago. o_O

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:27 | 3185867 11b40
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Had the same problem.  Switched browsers and still would not load.  Must have been taht way for about 10 minutes.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:22 | 3186005 Silver Bug
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Good riddance Timmah!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:05 | 3185499 economics9698
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TBTF = NYC elites control of the world through banking.

The original goal of the Fed in 1913,

If the TBTF failed then we would have a republic once again.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:01 | 3185678 jimijon
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London dear Sir controls NYC.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:43 | 3185785 francis_sawyer
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"City of"... [but your point is nonetheless implied]

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:50 | 3185936 trav777
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no; they migrated.  CoL has some ownership of the racket, but so do home-grown interests.

The power of oil immutably shifted the axis of power toward NYC.  Those who held the money power were forced to share.  The War chased a lot of moneychangers west as bet-hedges too.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:15 | 3186521 francis_sawyer
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I'll tell you where they are... They're in my fucking pocket... That's where you'll find them 24/7 if you're looking...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:45 | 3185435 homersimpson
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Hand me my Kleenex. This was such a touching eulogy.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:09 | 3185513 DaveyJones
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plus he's a snot

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:16 | 3185528 redpill
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He probably gets armed guards for life.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:21 | 3185540 kridkrid
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They're done with him... what do they care.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:03 | 3185845 NotApplicable
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Given all of the tools still around from 80's, my guess is they'll recycle him some day eventually. While he certainly doesn't want to be to close when it all collapses, I'll bet they bring him back later to help "rebuild," since he "saved us" so well these last few years.

I'm still wondering what position Al Gore is waiting to obtain (other than carbon credit billionaire, that is). Maybe he has to wait until the UN obtains "legitimacy" as an organ of global governance?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:19 | 3186152 Pure Evil
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He'll probably have to be suicided due to the fact that he knows too much.

Better run home and hide under the bed Little Timmah.

Its a shame the helicopter pilot flying Hillary around the Iraq was able to control the helicopter as it crashed, because if its true she was involved in a helicopter crash someone may have been trying to suicider her ass.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:35 | 3185887 Dr. No
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To bad it wont happen... I do appreciate your optimism.  Thinking he will be in prision with armed guards around him.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:36 | 3185774 LongSoupLine
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I really hate that little fucker.

Fuck you Geithner. Asshole.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:09 | 3185514 economics9698
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Yes Timmy should hand out a few tissues after inserting his organ up the public’s ass.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:49 | 3185445 otto skorzeny
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now he gets to go be Lloyd Hebefein's houseboy in that new overpriced shithole in the Hamptons that he bought. "Boy-I say Boy-you missed a spot right there"

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:12 | 3185701 eclectic syncretist
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He deserves a posse led trip out to Walstreetpro2's woodshed for an extended late night debriefing.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:37 | 3185898 FEDbuster
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Sure do miss Kevin's videos and rage.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:40 | 3185780 krispkritter
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I'm sure they'll all be wonderfully happy together...Bill and Shillary included:

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:49 | 3185447 ghengis86
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Fuck the Geithner!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:39 | 3185597 Tsunami Wave
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Fuck you Timothy Jeethner!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:50 | 3185450 DavidC
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:51 | 3185454 The Aviator
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in other news...the Swiss want their gold back from Timmy's NY Fed now as well.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:45 | 3185474 francis_sawyer
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oh great... who comes next after Mali?... Should we do this alphabetically? Or should we just throw darts?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:26 | 3185862 NotApplicable
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Gold Wars, Pt. 2

Mr. Ferdinand Lips would be amused. Bernanke meanwhile, surely must be scratching his head at this "traditional" bank-run.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:52 | 3185455 Wakanda
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Tim, don't let the screen door hit your skinny ass on the way out.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:55 | 3185469 otto skorzeny
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I think Timmy likes to be "hit" in the ass-you know those East Coast Ivy league elites and their English predilections

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:18 | 3185530 Shell Game
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Oh to be able to hit him with my baseball bat on the way out.....

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:08 | 3185980 NotApplicable
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"We had our words, a common spat

So I kissed him upside the cranium

with an aluminum baseball bat

My name is Mud"

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:28 | 3186027 Ljoot
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Good one. Have a pork soda on me!


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:53 | 3185457 ptoemmes
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LA: One of the ways that people have figured out in the past to reconcile the politics was to go populist. That was what Roosevelt did. You, on the other hand, had been resolutely against that. You refer to it as Old Testament justice, implying that while it may be emotionally satisfying, it doesn’t serve any purpose.

TG: I never used that phrase as a pejorative description. I just used it as a simple shorthand to refer to the understandable need people had for justice. But the President didn’t ask me to come do this to be the architect of a political strategy. I never felt that was my thing. I had some views on the issue, but I didn’t give them much weight. I thought my job was to figure out the financial parts.


Hmmm...Old Testament justice would have worked for me.

We now know Lanny Breuerwas not all that interested in justice either.  The SEC, nope.  Hello, Barak, anyone home? (I know the answer to that)




Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:32 | 3185874 NotApplicable
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Wait, this is real? I initially read it as satire!

Give me that

old time religion.

Give me that

old time religion.

Give me that

ole time religion.

It's good enough for me.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:57 | 3185459 MassDecep
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Just ask Egan Jones about the US downgraded Credit rating. I bet they don't have much more to say....


Kind of like dropping the soap at your friendly federal penitentiary prison shower fest. Oops!

Gov Mob rules


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:33 | 3185878 NotApplicable
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They should just go full-retard, and relocate their offices to Moscow. Then the fun could really get going!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:55 | 3185467 Dr. Engali
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I have an idea what he can do...but he probably won't like it too much...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:18 | 3185529 hooligan2009
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you never know...maybe he likes toilet brushes

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:13 | 3185704 ParkAveFlasher
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He has a future as a process wonk that infest the American corporate landscape.  All flowchart, no value.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:54 | 3185468 Buzzworthy
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Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:05 | 3185501 Jacque Itch
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Beavis, bitchez!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:19 | 3185532 Mad Mohel
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That bitch even smiles like a rat. Just needs some whiskers.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:55 | 3185473 malikai
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It would be awesome if he'd jump off a bridge next.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:57 | 3185476 azzhatter
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Hard to think of a more despicable creature than this fucking prick. I hope he dies a horrible painful death

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:59 | 3185482 Turin Turambar
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Krugman.  There.  It wasn't that hard.  ;-)

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:15 | 3185523 malikai
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Krugman's a worhless piece of shit who talks too much, but has no real power.

Geithner is a crooked crone of the highest order, brokering power in the form of fiat for the oligarchy.

One is simply intellectually abominable, the other same, but with the ability to dole out wealth to the owners.

I'd rather have ten Krugmans. I can ignore them.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:35 | 3185890 NotApplicable
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Yeah, but without tools like Krugspam, Timmah would have little room to operate.

Don't discount the facade-makers. As without them, the rest cannot help but be seen standing naked while looking extremely silly.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:54 | 3185952 Turin Turambar
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Never discount the value of the "intellectual" cover provided by people like Krugman.  These secular statist supporting intellectuals are the modern day version of the priestly class in the Throne Altar duopoly of power.


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:07 | 3185507 DaveyJones
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how come all I ever see is a sixth grader who needs his ass kicked?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:57 | 3186447 Cathartes Aura
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won't you believe it

it's just my luck

no recess

Nirvana ~ School

I swear, this was playing as I read your post. . . synchronicity, shared.

oh, and once again ZH, exquisitely placed rat-fink-pic.


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:56 | 3185477 HD
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Timmy has learned from his mistakes and has exciting career opportunities ahead...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 10:58 | 3185478 moonstears
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Every time Timmah sounded agitated at "banks", realize it was lip service for the masses released by the redshields(Reuters). That is all. 

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:33 | 3185574 azzhatter
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Timmy I can't understand you with Jamie's cock in your mouth

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:02 | 3185481 DaveyJones
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you forgot my favorite: "mom said I'm the smartest one in the class"  

and who could forget: "how come I hear dad's car before anyone else?"

and the ever romantic: "meet me in the sach"

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:00 | 3185484 spanish inquisition
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"We (central banker stooge wannabies) are not really different than chimpanzees on patrol, protecting the troop. Come into our territory and we will rip off your face or bite off your genitals. It's very simple and rather elegant, if you think about it" - Timmay exit interview

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:03 | 3185492 buzzsaw99
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when it comes to the banks the treasury is the fuck-ee not the fuck-er

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:04 | 3185498 Acet
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“To save an economy from a failing financial system, you have to do things that are going to be fundamentally impossible to explain to people,” Geithner said. “You’re going to look like you’re giving money to people who were responsible for burning down the economy.”


Yeah well, giving money to your buddies in the finance industry who burned down the economy does look a lot like "giving money to people who were responsible for burning down the economy".

If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, that's because it's a duck

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:31 | 3185568 ArkansasAngie
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I know fraud when I see it.


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:03 | 3186115 catacl1sm
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And floats like a witch.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:05 | 3185503 Everybodys All ...
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If justice were truly served he would not make it through the next railroad crossing.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:05 | 3185505 SDRII
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All is well China joining the gold ETF orgy

China's securities regulator published provisional rules for the operation of gold exchange-traded funds (ETF) on Friday, paving the way for introducing such business into the country's financial market.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:39 | 3185905 NotApplicable
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Well, at least they've got an avenue setup to profit from all the tungsten they've gotten from the Comex.

I wonder, at some point will the amount of paper claims on gold be fully balanced by the supply inflation caused by tungsten, ushering in a de facto gold/tungsten standard?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:07 | 3185508 orangedrinkandchips
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Stupid, worthless, no good, goddamn, freeloading son of a bitch. Retarded, big mouth, know-it-all, asshole, jerk.


 (You forgot ugly, lazy and disrespectful)



Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:32 | 3185570 kridkrid
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Does Barry Manilow know that you raid his wardrobe?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:36 | 3185582 fuu
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Did I stutter?


also fuck you TIMMAY!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:42 | 3185610 kridkrid
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I expected more out of a varsity athlete.  Hey ahab, can I bum my doobage

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:45 | 3185624 fuu
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Timothy, you've got to be number one! I won't tolerate any losers in this family...Your intensity is for shit! Win. Win! WIN!!!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:03 | 3185679 kridkrid
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you'll have to ride in the backseat because his nuts will have to ride shotgun.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:42 | 3185805 fuu
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That's the last time, Timmy. That's the last time you ever make me look bad in front of those kids, you hear me? I make $31,000,000 a year and I have a home and I'm not about to throw it all away on some punk like you. But someday when you're outta here and you've forgotten all about this place and they've forgotten all about you, and you're wrapped up in your own pathetic life, I'm gonna be there. That's right. And I'm gonna kick the living shit out of you. I'm gonna knock your dick in the dirt.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:15 | 3185524 Falconsixone
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He better hope I don't see him in the poor little world.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:16 | 3185525 Mad Mohel
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No Tim, FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:16 | 3185527 Insideher Trading
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The next crisis must be right around the corner.

This way our new Treausury Sec. can flippantly declare it's not his fault, he just got there. Same thing when Bernanke became FED chairman at the height of the credit bubble on February 1, 2006.

It's just part of the game so that no one is held responsible...ever

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:31 | 3185572 booboo
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I bet his wife fucks the mexican gardener while Timmeh plays Farmville. Deep down inside Tim knows he is an errand boy, a shill, never going to be a big dog.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:47 | 3185637 JR
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Geithner, like a good banker-controlled government puppet full of confidence and sneers the same as most crooks, is following script better than a Louis L’Amour outlaw in The Trail to Peach Meadow Canyon – all media staged for the sheeple’s envy and indoctrination:

“Once you become an outlaw, a lot of things will change. You’ll have to kill, too. It’s one thing to kill in defense of your home, your family, or your country. It’s another thing when you kill for money or for power…

“It means power and money – all a man could want. If it is doubt about the future for outlaws that disturbs you, don’t let it. From now on it will be political connections and bribes, but with the money you’ll have to work with that should be easy.”

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:25 | 3185739 tip e. canoe
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yes, it does seem like Timmah is trying extremely hard to imply a conscience to cover his ass.   what you must ask yourself is why is he bothering to do that?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:44 | 3185917 NotApplicable
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Plausible Deniability, FTMFW!

Meanwhile, I just laugh everytime someone talks about politicians and their minions being held accountable "by the people" via VOTING.

Then I turn to the most pressing question in my mind about how to deal wiith this... Crack or meth?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:19 | 3185537 moneybots
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When i look at his picture, i think of Lance Armstrong.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:21 | 3185538 CaptainSpaulding
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Nice teeth. Bullish for P&G, Makers of Crest and other fine products

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:02 | 3186482 Cathartes Aura
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gnawing away at the foundations, whittling 'em down, both teeth and that which supports whatever you want to call "this" any more.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:22 | 3185541 slackrabbit
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If your in London, we have the Blackfriars Bridge  where bankers  love to hang themsevles from.

I live just down the road and will supply the rope is you need it.



Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:26 | 3185545 IamtheREALmario
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The more I think about it, the more I think that the answer is not to kill the banks, but for every bail out that takes place, every instance of extortion, money laundering or conspiracy, the CEO must spend 10 years in an orange jump suit getting buggared by Bubba. Take away the corporate shield of immunity and the criminal CEOs will clean up their act. Make them earn their ridiculous pay by taking on REAL RISK of a sore *ssh*le.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:14 | 3186141 waterhorse
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That's great for nighttime.  During the day the Too Big To Fail C-suite scum should be sentenced to chain gang labor in the desert heat, from sunrise to sunset.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:29 | 3185563 bankonzhongguo
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Well I recently hope he dies soon.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:32 | 3185566 CheapBastard
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There's always two of them: the Organ Grinder and the Monkey.


Was he the Monkey?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 15:15 | 3186144 waterhorse
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I think he's just the organ.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:31 | 3185567 Smegley Wanxalot
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"F--- the Central Banks"

"F--- the government"

"F--- the Treasury" and

"F--- you too, Geithner"



Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:35 | 3185578 Bastiat
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Dance, Spider!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:36 | 3185581 ebworthen
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Hey Timmy, you can say "Fuck the ebworthen!!!" to my face all day long if you'll give me $2 Trillion for nothing.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:41 | 3185602 RougeUnderwriter
Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:46 | 3185633 economics9698
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Stating the obvious.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:49 | 3185930 NotApplicable
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To us, perhaps. Question is, how much traction will it get amongst the herd?

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 23:42 | 3187277 Shell Game
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Indeed, N/A, plays to a much more mainstream crowd. Ripples in the pool...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 11:53 | 3185657 Glass Seagull
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Fine the banks?

Foul the banks?

Find the banks?

Food the banks?

Fork the banks?

Flop the banks?

Flow the banks?

Fool the banks?

Are any of these close?  I hate not knowing...I hate it.


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:28 | 3185872 Smegley Wanxalot
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"Feed the banks" money

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:02 | 3185680 BeetleBailey
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I about six months...we'll all be reading about him being slapped silly - repeatedly....and then never again hear from the douche.....

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:04 | 3185682 Bahamas
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I remember a funny joke about Timma that somebody posted here on Zero Hedge about how to circumcise Geithner...something like cutting him under the was soooo funny!!!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:20 | 3185724 Arthur
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goldman to hire Timmy.  15 Million as a signing bonus.
























Just kidding

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:21 | 3185727 H E D G E H O G
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thank God and Greyhound the incompetent shit is leaving. should be taking up residence in Leavenworth.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:26 | 3185749 whoknoz
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..."I have no idea what I have done"...thank you and good night...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 12:46 | 3185790 WTFUD
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i like to consider myself a nice guy who on stumbling upon "anyone" in distress be it your son, daughter, husband, wife or granny i would do everything i could to assist or help out and would hope that you would return this human kindness/ instinct in my hour of need.
However, there are a few people i would not assist and at the top of the list would be Timmy Slag G. Quiz ; your driving down the road and come across a fella lying face down in a roadside ditch. you pull over to discover a semi concious Timmy G ; Do You?
a) kick him in the bollocks and relieve him of his wallet
b) run, reverse over him and drive off
c) tie gag him, throw him in the boot and to your basement extracting signed confessions
d) all of the above

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:24 | 3185847 fuu
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e) Set him on fire and roast mashmellows.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:25 | 3185855 moonstears
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I suppose turn him over and taken zee pee pee on his head in hopes of reviving while calling 911. I'm no fucking animal, man! You are too heartless!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:07 | 3185802 IridiumRebel
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Anyone else experience a ZH nonresponsive site? It was down in my neck of the woods for about a half hour.....I went into a sweaty fit and vomitted a little in my mouth as I was forced to get "news" from MSM sources.....

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:55 | 3185955 Carnegie_IB
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the information you need can be found in the ZH suggested reading, ZH disclosure etc.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:55 | 3185957 NotApplicable
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Yep. I was beginning to think that Napalitano had released the cyber-hounds of war.

Sat, 01/26/2013 - 02:43 | 3187414 ebworthen
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You anywhere near an SEC hub?

Lines probably burning hot downloading HD porn at SEC what with Timmy on the way out and the transition of bosses at Keystone Cop headquarters.

Why look for Jon Corzine?  I mean really, porn party time!  Crime?  What crime?  Madoff is jailed!

And, Egan-Jones has been spanked for telling the truth, so it's porn time at the SEC!

That cartoon porn really is a bandwidth hog...

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:22 | 3185842 MrBoompi
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Geithner is a dime a dozen, people who've sold out long ago.  We've seen it all before, tell the public something, then do what the masters of the universe tell you to do in secret.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:23 | 3185846 e_goldstein
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Fuck you, Bernanke,

and the wee Timmah you rode in on!

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:24 | 3185849 Rottenclam
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I have no love for Timmah, but I'll admit that it was pretty awesome that he wouldnt return Jamie Dimon's calls.  

Dimon is a sociopath and I'm sure he just wanted to lean on poor little Timmy.  Rather than capitulate and get punked by Dimon in person, Timmy didnt even give Dimon an opportunity to put his foot in the door.

Yes, fuck all of them!  But I do like that story.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:27 | 3185864 Xibalba
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His father should've pulled out.  #nobrainer

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:47 | 3185926 Papasmurf
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You could say that about 535 of his coconspirators.

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:34 | 3185884 Klazy Plick
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Like my father used to say "if I was your mother I'd give you a hundred"

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:52 | 3185938 Carnegie_IB
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I am glad that he is out, but that means someone ELSE is replacing him. 

The only bad thing about him leaving is that one could only hope he would have peaked in his effectiveness to screw things up. If, and I say IF this man were at the peak of his ineffectiveness, one would hope, pray, wish, that he could only become more effective or at the very least continue to remain ineffective. I know these are stretches of the imagination. To take things further into the land of fables and unicorns, I only wish that he could stay just to actually add destructive value to the den of thieves. Anything to reduce their likelihood of success would be appreciated. 

In reality, I am happy to see him gone, but am not expecting his replacement to effect the course of change in any direction that has NOT already been forged. 

With that, I will simply continue finding ways and making the most of the opportunities all this provides, until it stops working. 

PS. maybe TG's God hates you, and that may be very true. But the true God is Love. I am certain God will judge all according to His WILL, nothing will stop that.  I certainly do not believe God can be bribed, especially since God spoke everything into existence. Selling one's soul to the Devil does not seem to work out well in the end.   

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 13:57 | 3185959 Mr. Blind Justice
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Hitler reacts to Geithner's new job:

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:00 | 3185961 Gamma735
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Timmy leaving will not change what the gov and fed are doing we are still attached to another object by an inclined plane, wrapped helically around an axis!  SCREWED!


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:13 | 3185986 AvenoSativo
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Tim Geithner: “F--- the banks”



"The lady doth protest too much, methinks."

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:18 | 3185997 tnquake
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Don't worry about old Turbo Tax Tim, he will be seen selling adult diapers on QVC.


Fri, 01/25/2013 - 14:32 | 3186043 bugs_
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F--- the doomed

Fri, 01/25/2013 - 16:53 | 3186446 Hobie
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"Washington is a hard place to read." That's because Washington D.C., The City of London, and Vatican City deliberately hide the truth and can act with impunity.

Three Cities Rule The World:

  • Washington D.C. controls the wars
  • City of London controls the finance
  • Vatican City controls the minds

Take these three city states out of play and we might have a brighter future. 

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