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"Who Is Ben Bernanke's Worst Nightmare?"

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All we can say is that we are very delighted that an imaginary character from a fictitious narrative is not Ben Bernanke's worst nightmare. The truth is that he has much more real things to worry about.

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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:56 | 3513809 FOC 1183
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I'm thinking ZH should be above 8%...

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:59 | 3513827 idea_hamster
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Minsky didn't make the list, huh?  What did he do, lose in the primary because someone took a picture of him sitting in a chair?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:03 | 3513850 MillionDollarBonus_
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Bernanke's worst nightmare is a deflationary collapse brought on by a weak and passive monetary policy. He knows full well that he bares full responsibility for aggregate demand in not just America, but all over the world. This is his mission, and his vigilance and ability to face down the challenges that the economy presents will determine his legacy. I hope for his sake and for the sake of America, that he makes the right decisions.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:03 | 3513858 Blano
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Bares?  lol

I'd rather he not.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:13 | 3513896 Fredo Corleone
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Bernanke's worst nightmare ?

And a recurring one at that: the late Augustus Saint-Gaudens, of course.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:15 | 3513909 Leopold B. Scotch
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Home Run, MDB.  The world?  Grand Slam, even!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:17 | 3513919 Jay Gould Esq.
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Bravo, Fredo.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 15:38 | 3515094 Pool Shark
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But, I thought vampires were afraid of silver...

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 15:53 | 3515151 Mountainview
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I know his name:

Zhou Xiaochuan

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:23 | 3513968 Stuck on Zero
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Bernanke's worst nightmare?  I vote for Murphy.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:37 | 3514035 BurningFuld
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Ben won't be at Jackson Hole caus' he is busy filming his episode of Doomsday Preppers.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:31 | 3514322 DaveyJones
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Ben Bernanke's worst nightmare is Ben Bernanke

Mirror Mirror on the wall, who's the chairest of them all?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 17:36 | 3515555 HyperinflatmyNutts
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Bennie Boys worst Nightmare is a Fucking


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:29 | 3514323 Pegasus Muse
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"What Is Ben Bernanke's Worst Nightmare?"

The Truth.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:55 | 3514411 Kirk2NCC1701
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He can't handle the truth. Publicly.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 16:06 | 3515204 Kirk2NCC1701
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He'll either be irrelevant (replaced) by then, or busy welcoming the Chairman of The Federation Reserve (of the Federation of Panets) to the spaceport at Area 51. 

Purpose: To 'align' his monetary policies to that of the Federation, since his QE-to-Infinity caught so much attention at Starfleet, and affects First Contact going public sooner than later.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:16 | 3513905 Leopold B. Scotch
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His Worst nightmare is a broken Zero key on the ol' keyboard.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:52 | 3513992 The Big Ching-aso
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We already have a worst nightmare.   If it gets any worse we'll have 333 million on foodstamps.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:00 | 3514412 FEDbuster
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I am starting to think that is the plan.  Get just about everyone sucking on the government teat, then use that dependency to "fundamentally change" this Country. The retired, the disabled, the unemployed, government workers, military, etc...  Everyone pulling a government check or benefit.

Plus, with the government dependent on the FED (Banksters) for their funding, it all comes into focus. 

The hand that gives is always above the hand that takes.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:37 | 3514576 Vince Clortho
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The System can be broken in any number of ways.  TPTB have been using a very drawn out incremental approach of steady erosion to break down the American Republic. In the past 5 years the pace has quickened noticeably.  Partly by design, but also the accumulated mass of the mudslide has a destiny of its own.

Bernanke at this point in time could be likened to a snowmobile racing at breakneck speed down a mountainside, still somewhat in control, but desparately trying not to be swallowed up by the avalanche in his rear view mirror.

And when the chaos comes, the Banksters and their minions will be ready to assume control of the one-world-government which has been the aim all along.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:37 | 3514039 NotApplicable
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More likely it's the "P" key (redundant CTRL keys).

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:01 | 3514702 BigJim
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Bernanke's 'zero' key was long ago replaced by a '000,000,000' key

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 15:00 | 3514928 FEDbuster
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with a gold crown over the worn out plastic key.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:09 | 3513875 ebworthen
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You're right.

$3 million tax free to every U.S. household.

The most honest and effective stimulus he could provide.

Why waste it on banks and Wall Street versus taxpayers? 

Unless of course...your goal is something other than stated.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:10 | 3513882 Dick Buttkiss
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Good one, MDB. Not the best of the sarc you so gleefully dispense but good enough for a wry smile.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:11 | 3513889 Jekyll_n_Hyde_Island
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Associated Press 1336 04262013

In what can only be described as a freak transposition of bodily functions, Chairman Bernanke sharted himself earlier this morning.
Witnesses say the incident occurred whilst Mr. Bernanke consulted a Ouija Board, attempting to determine the numerical sum of future Icosahedron die rolls. The die, fondly called “the blackrock” is used during a Dungeons & Dragons/Macroeconomics game played by some of the most powerful men in the world via a Federal Reserve hosted video conference.
A White House correspondent described the game as, “a crucial part of our economic policy” and, “a custom tailored, multifaceted tool that quantifies the demands of the Federal Reserve and its global initiatives.”
When prompted to answer the cause of a grown man sharting, a medical professional on site observed, “the shart was probably a result of Chairman Bernanke’s inability to measure and weigh risk with investment.” He went on to say, “Subsequently, his sphincter was unable to know the difference between a solid and a gas.”

  ZH 1 Bernanke 0

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:11 | 3513899 orez65
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Bernanke is managing a fraud: fiat money, the US Dollar.

A criminal, although a legal criminal, can not make the "right decision".

The Federal Reserve was created to protect the banks and monetize the US' deficit spending, which is also FRAUD.

For the sake of America what is needed is to obey the US Constitution, which prohibits fiat money, a FRAUD.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:29 | 3513985 AldousHuxley
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It is just a con fidence game after all ...
G20 elites doing the same money printing
US backs their game with military tech

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:30 | 3513990 1000 splendid suns
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When the dust settles, I hope all these fucking banksters get Andrew Jacksoned back to the snake pit from which they came.

Our money is rotten = our morality is rotten.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:44 | 3514381 AvoidingTaxation
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Today gold is attacked

->money is fake

>it is impossible to save

>people can or doesn't want to work

>the work ethics is destroyed by nickilism

>nihilism, cinism, scepticism, atheism destroy morality

without morality not easy to find illumination

and to become the buddah or the übermensch

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:13 | 3514513 shovelhead
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Without a dictionary it is not easy to spell.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:32 | 3514325 tango
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I'm a lifelong coin collector and have studied the history of our coinage.  One is struck by the enormous efforts lawmakers took to assure that intrinsic matched stated value (a silver dollar contained a dollar's worth of silver). Thus, the frequent size changes, barsm stars, deletions, the huge fight over nickle ("that baseless substance"), the promise to destroy paper money "quickly", the fights over silver-gold ratios.      

Of course, this was one of the few tasks designated by the Constitution specifically for Congress and as such, they took it seriously.  We've always had paper transactions but they were backed up by PMs.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:14 | 3513904 resurger
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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:37 | 3514045 thedrickster
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I've said it before and will say it again, you fucking rock.

Exposing Keynesian insanity one satire at a time.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:28 | 3514311 killallthefiat
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Still good for a laugh

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:59 | 3514690 q99x2
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MDB you artless beef-witted clack-dish article shill good to hear from you again. Got a red one from the gippur.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 16:09 | 3515216 Long_Xau
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Giving a central bank a mandate related to a positive outcome for an economy is like giving a standing army a mandate to "spare as many lifes as possible" - they first have to create a huge mess, without being noticed, if they are ever to start pretending they're doing anything about it. Otherwise there's just nothing to do! And their biggest fear is that someone realizes that they are utterly useless and shouldn't exist in the first place.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:08 | 3513874 vmromk
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The Bernank is going to have much bigger things to worry about when his FUCKED UP experiment goes BOOM.

Like, which country will safe harbor him.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:15 | 3513908 TuesdayBen
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Shelter in place.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:15 | 3513922 Leopold B. Scotch
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He's got a seat next to Homer Simpson over at the Masons when this puppy blows.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:14 | 3513917 mayhem_korner
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By "safe harbor" you mean "bury", right?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:18 | 3513935 Divided States ...
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Thats a no brainer...he will go back to Israel with the rest of his Wall street Jbag cronies....

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:57 | 3513832 Chuck Norris
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Let's fix that!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:09 | 3513880 resurger
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confirmed, 1 extra barbarian voted

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:18 | 3513923 1C3-N1N3
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ZH now at 9%.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:20 | 3513932 NoDebt
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And another.

Damn, could it possibly take longer for Yahoo Finance's main page to load?  I've downloaded entire HD porn videos in less time than it takes that pile of cross-linked crap to come up.  Even ZH pages load faster!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:56 | 3514154 Frastric
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ZH now at 10%!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:58 | 3513833 Dr. Richard Head
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I am working on changing that...

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:11 | 3513901 Ralph Spoilsport
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Clear the yahoo cookie, vote, clear yahoo cookie, vote.........

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:03 | 3513863 jeebus
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I'd put Jim Rickards and Max Keiser on there as well. Keiser reaches a lot of people internationally.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 16:17 | 3514450 Kirk2NCC1701
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Keiser is a PR parrot, with little/No street-cred with serious people with brains. But he too serves a market and has purpose.

I respect Rickards and his views.  And I think that he too suspects that TPTB have taken his CurrencyWars Sim to new levels (of depravity), and that we may like the outcome even less than originally envisioned.  Not so sure that holding PM anywhere in EU or N. Am. is a safe thing.  And I dread the SDR outcome.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:07 | 3513881 derek_vineyard
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when is ZH's IPO?  

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:13 | 3513900 DeadFred
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ZH is up to 9% now. Go vote.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:14 | 3513914 brewing
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i've always been quite fond of "none of the above" for consistant review of the fed...

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:23 | 3513957 narnia
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It would be were in not for the ridiculous amount of real estate it gives to gold.  Who owns the most gold?  the Treasury & the Fed.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:43 | 3514863 Supernova Born
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Who knows how much they actually own? Just them.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:28 | 3513999 azzhatter
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Fuck You Bernanke and your fucking science fair project. Fuck You

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:54 | 3513810 diogeneslaertius
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Restore the Republic


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:54 | 3513811 Aeternus
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:57 | 3513813 H_Manatee
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Bernank's worst enemies are the keynesian voices in his schizophrenic head.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:55 | 3513814 slaughterer
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But Ron Paul is retired.  My vote went to ZH.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:04 | 3513867 bluskyes
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Ron just left congress, he certainly hasn't retired in any strectch of the imagination. With his new initiatives, I would say that he is more of a threat to Bernanke than ever.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:35 | 3514021 WhiteNight123129
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I think his worst nightmare is the Guillotine or death by firing squad.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:00 | 3513846 Dr. Richard Head
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Perhaps people werre thinking tradition.....I mean gold?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:23 | 3513954 pods
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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:57 | 3513817 Debtonation
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JPM receives delivery notice for 128,200 ounces of gold for tomorrow!

In addition to that, 7,420,000 ounces of silver, or about 1% of global annual silver production.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:32 | 3514010 scatterbrains
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Once every last bit of gold is cleared from the JPM vault and everywhere else for that matter it will be time to short the gold miners because it's always safer to do the opposite of what makes the most sense  in the Bernank ponzi.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:35 | 3514027 SmallerGovNow2
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So gold contract = 100 oz

and silver contract = 5,000 oz ?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:58 | 3513819 Cognitive Dissonance
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I voted for "None of the Above" and won. 

<Well.....second place at least.> :)

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:55 | 3513820 cherry picker
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Congrats ZH.  For a blog out of nowhere and one that no one knows who is writing what, you are making an impact.  That in and of itself says something.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:03 | 3513860 Dr. Richard Head
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Hi, my name is Rich and I have been a Zerohedgeaholic 3 years and 19 weeks, but had been lurking much longer.  I can't go a day without this shit.  On vacation, while at work, when I wake up in the morning.  Hell, I even ZH while taking a shit.  I have shakes when I can't read it.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:09 | 3513890 Uinta
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Hi Rich! (in unison)

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:18 | 3513925 DeadFred
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When you shudder at the thought of an upcoming holiday weekend for fear that we will get stuck with only an open comment posting... We're there for you Doc.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:18 | 3513933 Skin666
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I'm currently taking a dump as I read this!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 16:28 | 3515306 Kirk2NCC1701
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True story from a 'rehabbed' friend:

"ZH cost me my job!  IT busted me for spending too much time on the site, blogging on company time and making comments contrary to the company's views and policies."

He should have played it smarter, less addictive.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 16:57 | 3515425 howenlink
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I'm still holding out for live, local ZH meetups.  Need more beer and real people.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:41 | 3514078 NotApplicable
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Impact indeed. From the "lunatic fringe," at that. Kudos, Tylers!

As much as I love ZH, in terms of impact in the broader ideashpere, I'd have to say that the Ludwig von Mises Institute is by far and away the biggest threat to the Keynesian Cult. Without them, I may have never discovered the works of Mises, Rothbard, Menger, et al., and would be left wondering why nothing is coherent, even though every "educated" person in academia claims otherwise.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:56 | 3513823 Kreditanstalt
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Worst nightmare is: losing control of interest rates.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:05 | 3513855 ParkAveFlasher
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That's already happened.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:58 | 3513824 MsCreant
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Nothing imaginary about Tyler Durden.

Sure is nice they thought to include Zero Hedge!

Edit: Vote early and often. ZH is now up to 9%.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:12 | 3513894 Skateboarder
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If not only for the sheer number of FUCK YOU BERNANKEs that comes out of this place, right. TDs and the comments crew do a spectacular job of presenting reality on top their ficticious narrative of life.

Would love to see this fool paraded around with a dunce cap.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:47 | 3514092 NotApplicable
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As I tell people all of the time, nobody documents the crime in progress (in real-time) better than ZH. The only person even close is Jim Willie.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:59 | 3514689 DaveyJones
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"Imagination" is our greatest strength, the power to see and insist on something better

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:57 | 3513825 orez65
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Gold is Bernanke's worst nightmare.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:00 | 3513830 fonzannoon
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Bernanke's worst nightmare is a barbaric relic. So anyone who said that he is dumber than a rock was correct.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:57 | 3513831 MythicalFish
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Used to be Mitt Romney, but now he's another imaginary character from a fictitious narrative (not quite Palahniuk maybe)

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:01 | 3513836 Jack of All Trades
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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:01 | 3513837 resurger
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Traditional barbarian color for Dr.Ron and its brother for ZH.

adding salt to injury

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 10:59 | 3513838 buzzsaw99
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alien lizard kleptocrats don't dream

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:00 | 3513842 MythicalFish
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37% = Jamie Dimon in black leather suit

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:21 | 3513938 mayhem_korner
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How about Jamie Dimon in a black, porcelain urn?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:00 | 3513845 IamtheREALmario
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I am thinking that Obummer is his worst nightmare because he cannot control how much the US government borrows and mis-spends.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:05 | 3513852 Lendo
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What ever happened to Alan Grayson?  His Red Roof Inn videos were hysterical!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:02 | 3513854 christofay
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Jim Grant should be at par plus something, but I don't understand algorhythmics being arythmic. Zero Hedge should be higher considering Ron Paul, a fictitious chrarachter being from Wash DC, is correctly at 40%. I'm saying that Ron Paul is fictitious as I saw him on that reality teevee show in 2011-2012 hosted by Donald Trump.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:52 | 3514398 Tulpa
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You are thinking of Paul Teutel Sr.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:06 | 3513859 Kaiser Sousa
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Kaiser Sousa and the ZH Crew

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:03 | 3513862 Bourbonite
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ZH is certainly CNBC and all the other tripe shop media spouts' worst nightmare and for that this site must be worth billions. Slightly surprised a hit hasn't been out out on TD yet. Always welcome in my little villa if ever the need arises.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:09 | 3513877 W T F II
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I will go against the grain here and say that the Chairman is a very astute guy who knows exactly what he has to do and is preparing to do it, overtly, beginning tomorrow. He will change 'risk-on' sentiment with subtle word shift(s).

Risk-off, $ Spike, Market Crash, "New Reserve Currency", in that precise sequence...all by Q4 as fait-accompli...he knows math and so do his cohorts...!!

"They" will take down GLD one more time, perhaps two more times..?? Because gold WILL be a partial-backing construct of the "New Money System" and they will not have folks 'front-running' it...!!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:32 | 3514025 PlausibleDenial
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Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:07 | 3513878 Hedgetard55
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His worst nightmare? Not being able to give Lloyd B. his nightly bj.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:09 | 3513879 Devils Advocate
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That is pretty good that ZH got a mention!!!

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:11 | 3513885 CDNX fan
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Ben Barnancke's worst nightmare is Ben Barnancke.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:10 | 3513886 gamera9
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All of Graham Summers work in vain as he notably did not make the list

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:11 | 3513888 grapeape
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i voted for tyler

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:12 | 3513891 ebworthen
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So did the people who chose "None of the above" to "Who is Ben Bernanke's worst nightmare?" mean themselves?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:13 | 3513893 SillySalesmanQu...
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ZH should be in Ben's nightmares every night...I wonder if Ron Paul is one of the Tyler's? :)

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:10 | 3513895 TuesdayBen
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Who is John Galt?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:13 | 3513897 buzzsaw99
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His nightmare is when dimon's hand comes out of his puppet ass.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:10 | 3513898 jimcg
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Surprised that Matt Taibbi wasn't on the list. Gold's a great answer, as is ZH.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:11 | 3513902 eclectic syncretist
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Bernanke's a fucking wanker who's worst nightmare is he won't get to lick Jamie's ball sack anymore after PMs soar.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:24 | 3513960 asscannon101
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...won't get to lick Jamie Dimon's taint. Or 'grundle' if you prefer. Berwankey graduated long ago from Jamie's ball scrotum and has been 'exploring his options' every since.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:14 | 3513903 whatthecurtains
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Surprised Santelli didn't make the list.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:16 | 3513912 flexforthecamera
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I see ZH climbing north of 14% by EOD... My confidential vote has been cast

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:14 | 3513913 Uncle Zuzu
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Bernanke doesn't have nightmares.  The printing presses are so loud he never falls asleep.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:15 | 3513921 marcusfenix
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zero hedge-

the best antidote to brain rotting hopium there is.

Bernanke's worst nightmare?


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:22 | 3513942 buzzsaw99
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i voted for zh

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:19 | 3513943 orangegeek
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Congrats ZH!!!


Just goes to show you that truthful CONTENT is more important who wrote it, right Krugman?


Truthful content - you know what that is, don't you Krugman?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:22 | 3513949 joego1
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Bernanke's worst nightmare is reality.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:25 | 3513965 mayhem_korner
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John Williams might have been on the list, but apparently there was concern that rabid Star Wars fans would have skewed the sheeple voting.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:26 | 3513967 Apostate2
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Ben Bernanke's worst nightmare is being Ben Bernanke.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:29 | 3513986 Inthemix96
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I wonder if the bernspanks reads the results of this poll and decides to check out the comments on ZH as well as the articles mind.  If his massive ego can overcome the imposible he may check in here and find out what your average bloke on the street thinks of his policies.

And just in case you do bernpanks, you filthy knee high dwarf cunt, inthemix96 says hello, I dont admire a fucking thing you have done you nation wrecking poisened little twat and I do hope one of my American ZH friends will send me a ticket for the day they hang you in times square.

I may even persude them to let me peel a little bit of you off before you swing you cunt.


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:33 | 3514017 mayhem_korner
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Ben, the WH, the TBTF banks, and the rest of the central control regime have numerous spies watching every single ZH post, every single hour of every single day.  No doubt about it.  They are paid to protect the lie.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:43 | 3514086 Inthemix96
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Its a beautiful thought mayhem, knowing these cunts are reading every word we put down.

Thats right NSA, GCHQ, whoever you are, make sure you pick the right side boys, cos' this time we have history and the interwebs on our side.

My old man has always said 'The Truth Will Out', and this time I can feel it in my bones your stupid fucking games of divide and conquer wont work.  The world is wise and getting wiser every day cunts, expect us.

I feel fucking smashing knowing ZH is getting better known around the world, it may make us famous boys, keep up the good work all of you, all you Tylers, all you contributers and all you posters.

We have them rattled boys, fucking mint.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:04 | 3514457 Herd Redirectio...
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Thats the beauty of 'getting it', isn't it, that things just get clearer and clearer every day.

Back in the day when people couldn't get this kind of affirmation from hundreds of thousands of other people, thinking the same thing, you could probably suppress a 'revolution' by cutting 'the head off the snake'.  Now, we are way past that point.  No one is willing to act as leader of this movement because they know their head will get cut off, but its not stopping the movement in any way, shape or form. 

We have crowdsourced the leadership of society, true democracy, baby.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:34 | 3514573 Inthemix96
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Thats right herd.

If we put our collective minds behind it, we are unstopable mate.  You here that big men?  We be coming, we are legion, we cannot be stopped.

You can try though, but it wont work, we know too much now boys, and the interwebs has done something you never bargained on hasnt it?  Millions now dont believe the narative you cunts put out as news or information.  You see, we know, you are liars.

You have been found out.  Prepare accordingly boys, you have an almost awake world gunning for you.

This wont be pretty, but it will be just and it will be right.  Pick sides, you might want to give that a thought.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:32 | 3514008 Antifederalist
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Correct Answer:   the American Public.  When this ponzi collapses he is going to be a dead duck in terms of public opinion.   The Von Havenstein or John Law or our time.  History books will record him as the worst FED Chairman ever, and that is saying something post Greenscam.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:37 | 3514342 TrulyStupid
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American public opinion is the most manipulated market on the planet. The sheeple have the ability to believe 2 logically opposing premises uttered in the same paragraph. Yesterday, we were on the verge of nuclear war with North Korea, today its Syria and the North Korean threat has apparently evaporated, to be resurrected as the need to turn up the heat requires.

The wrath of the American public can be redirected at will, and turned off/on at the drop off a hat.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:33 | 3514016 MythicalFish
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We just sailed past Stockman. Nice.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:32 | 3514026 Quinvarius
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Anyone who is honest and can use a calculator is today's financial terrorist.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:36 | 3514032 jjsilver
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yahoo finance, that's laughable

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:37 | 3514037 alangreedspank
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Ron Paul, makes sense. But Stockman's sardonic sense of humor has my vote.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:37 | 3514056 thedrickster
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ZH of course. Who else will combat the spinmeisters when this things blows up in the Fed's face?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:41 | 3514062 de Cosmos
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Ludwig von Mises

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:55 | 3514148 Skin666
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And Rothbard, and Hoppe, and Hulsmann, and Raico, and Reisman, and Fetter, and Murphy, and Woods et al et al et al

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:44 | 3514082 boeing747
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Those smart investers front-running Ben. If everybody knows Ben's tricks, then he can't sell any ticket.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:46 | 3514106 Temporalist
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I can't vote for gravity as his worst nightmare?  How about "needles" like the ones that prick his bubbles?  Or black swans?  Or reality?  Can I vote for reality?  Or dead unicorns?  Or leprechauns?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:50 | 3514110 NoWayJose
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Ron Paul may have 'been' Ben's nightmare, but his influence will be fading now that he is retired from Congress and has lost the power to demand things from Ben.  Gold is a nightmare, but Ben seems to have the ability to manipulate that lower when he wants.  I do think he fears that day when the Fed is finally forced to stop QE and watch as the markets collapse.  He certainly sees that day coming within his next term and wants to get out before that happens.

But I think the thing he fears the most is 'We, the people'.  At some point, the Cyprus legislature, Grillo in Italy, or the people in some country are going to say 'Enough' and when that happens the global house of cards comes crashing down into global hyperinflation and a global economic depression so that today's debt gets repaid with hyperinflated dollars and countries return to living within their means.  And yes, that will be ugly.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:00 | 3514184 Mr. Hudson
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"We the people" have to stop blaming each other and stop fighting. As long as Americans stay divided, Bernanke and Co. are untouchable.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 13:10 | 3514498 Herd Redirectio...
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Exactly.  Tell this to everyone who tells you "Its Bushes fault"

"Its Obamas fault"

"Its the Republicans fault"

"Its the Democrats fault"

YOU HAVE JUST BEEN DIVIDED AND CONQUERED, HOW DOES IT FEEL?  Both sides have been compromised, for a very very long time now.

And the same to all the people who blame food stamps for the nation's financial woes.  Yeah, but corporate subsidies are OK?  People have no idea to what extent their opinions have been moulded and formed for them. 

Think the government is looking out for your best interests?  Think again.  That is step 1.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 14:19 | 3514785 Anusocracy
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That's going to be difficult when a large majority claims the right to run the lives of others and only a small percentage says no. Besides, even if the Fed were dismantled, government would work to gin up a replacement suitable to its needs.

In my opinion, freedom advocates should draw the analogy between religion and government as both being belief systems and that choices in both should be left to the individual.  You are not required to observe the tenets of a different religion (belief system) every two or four years, why should you for someone else's government belief system?





Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:50 | 3514345 gaoptimize
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Ron Paul will be inspiring a generation of young people through the on-line home schooling cirriculum he is going live with this fall. I'm not going to pull my kids out of the excellent public school they are in (for the wife's sanity) but will be teaching them lessons from the FREE grade K-5 program.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:51 | 3514114 PaperBear
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What about Wizard of Oz's Dorothy?

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:51 | 3514121 KingdomKum
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we few,   we happy few,  we band of silver holders  .  .  .

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:51 | 3514134 network
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Asset bubbles he creates on easy money.  That's what brings the deflation he says he fights

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 11:58 | 3514186 muleskinner
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The singing fat lady would be Ben's worst nightmare.

I remember being in a local bar listening to everybody talk when right near where I was standing I heard a voice speaking some words, purdy soon, I finally understood what was being said. All I could hear after that was "fuck you, fuck you guys, fuck you, fuck all you guys, fuck you, fuck you guys, fuck all you guys".

I'll never forget it for as long as I live.

I'm sure Ben is repeating those words over and over again like I heard back then when he reads the messages that are posted at ZH.

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:24 | 3514303 smacker
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Since Bernanke is on a giant ego trip, one of his greatest fears should be that his PhD is stripped from him (as Jim Willie recently said it should be).

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:34 | 3514330 gaoptimize
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Hit it for Zero Hedge

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:37 | 3514346 Storm Bringer
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I saw this on Yahoo! and didn't vote because I didnt see "Derivitive Market Exposure."


Tue, 04/30/2013 - 12:39 | 3514358 mick_richfield
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Wow!  That's exactly the political ticket I voted for last time around!

"Ron Paul", and "None of the Above".

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