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The Goldman Takeover Is Complete: A Glimpse Inside The Bank Of England Where Mark Carney Is Now Presiding

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Back in April 2012 we first suggested - to loud jeers by the "pundits" who were convinced there is no chance in hell of it happening - that Goldman's take over of the world's central bank triumvirate: the NY Fed (Bill Dudley), the ECB (Mario Draghi) and the Bank of England, would soon be completed with Mark Carney taking over the world's oldest central bank located on Threadneedle street. Today, this process has concluded and we have photographic evidence.

Behold Goldman's Mark Carney attending his first BOE Monetary Policy briefing (don't miss Michael Cross, Head of Foreign Exchange, and Executive Director for Markets, of Fleecebook fame sitting on the lower left).

And the man himself:


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Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:38 | Link to Comment Judge Crater
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Bow down to your Goldman Sachs masters!

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:57 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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Carney needs a few Imperial Storm Troopers flanking him, such as this..

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:11 | Link to Comment Dr. No
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My guess is there were stormtroopers, but the Propaganda Minestry edited them out of the public relations photos.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:21 | Link to Comment FranSix
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He looks like Richard Nixon with a gold tie.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:24 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Nice flooring in the City of London Corporation.

I wonder how much the BIS paid for that Mussolini marble while the V-2’s were flying past that building.

Oops.. sorry for the crazy talk.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:33 | Link to Comment SoundMoney45
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If Jim Sinclair is correct, and Goldman Sachs is merely the executing agent for the ESF, then it would seem, the empire has been forced to throw long.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:43 | Link to Comment Manthong
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I feel like having some really fresh juice now.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:23 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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Can someone tell me what, at the heart of it, is the difference between "a bank" and "a big building for storing money" is?

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:38 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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Simple, Flash. "A big building for storing money" actually stores money, where money is a finite resource of course. A "bank," on the other hand, is an ethereal entity that permeates the space-time continuum with an infinitely radiating supply of money that has absolutely no relation to the amount of stuff we dug out of the ground, farmed, made, or exchanged.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:23 | Link to Comment css1971
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Banks don't store money. Banks create credit (bookkeeping entries) and lend it to borrowers. Any bank which just stores money is going out of business.

I'd assume you'd read up on fractional reserve banking.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:33 | Link to Comment KingTut
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There is no money in a bank, just a set of books (which today are in a computer housed in some off-site bunker).  That's why they make them look like Greek temples.  It's a sham.

"Only gold and silver are money, everything else [i.e., bank money] is credit" JP Morgan.

He should know.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Panafrican Funk...
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I think this is a very good/thought provoking question to ask, because "money storage" is the original and appropriate role of a bank.  It should actually cost you a small fee to have the excess value of your productive labor stored in a protected place in exchange for official documents that you can trade.  

Full reserve banking is really the way forward if we want to stop dealing with this fucking absurdity.  This may potentially already be in the works.

I personally think "the next crash" may be in play to move this forward.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment the mad hatter
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nice link. gives me hope that not all economists are worthless tools. unfortunately I don't think  the bankers will like the following component of the plan:

Third, allowing the government to issue

money directly at zero interest, rather than borrowing that same money from banks at interest, would lead to a reduction in the interest burden on government finances and to a dramatic reduction of (net) government debt, given that irredeemable government-issued

money represents equity in the commonwealth rather than debt

simply because the national debt is too profitable for banks.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:52 | Link to Comment StandardDeviant
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It's very nice.  I believe it's been there a bit longer than Mussolini's day, though.

If you ever happen to be anywhere near the City of London while the Open House is on, the Bank of England (not BIS, or City of London Corp.) tour is well worth queueing for - and that's from someone who absolutely detests queues.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Mortimer
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they really do need to bring the cape back...  just sayin'

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:30 | Link to Comment Midasking
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The world would be a much better place without these guys.  We don't even need to get rid of them but rather have some monetary competition as Ron Paul has mentioned.  That fact that that isn't allowed is all you really need to know about their intentions.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 13:40 | Link to Comment sgt_doom
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One more time, folks, Carney = Group of Thirty

Dudley = Group of Thirty

Draghi = Group of Thirty

Group of Thirty, established by the Rockefeller Foundation in 1978 to speak and work on behalf of the speculators/central banksters.

Used same business address and fax number as the Bretton Woods Committee, the lobbyist group for the international super-rich.

Any questions? ? ?


Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:40 | Link to Comment Dr. No
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Honestly, I thought it would look more like a star destroyer than the deathstar (as dearth vader ominus music piped over the intercom...).

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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In the end you also lose and die. Less cool than by a deathstar... that's true...

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:39 | Link to Comment FlipFlop
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The oldest central bank is in Sweden, Riksbank.

Details details....

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:42 | Link to Comment Ethics Gradient
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But it's definitely "the world's oldest central bank located on Threadneedle street". In fact, I'm pretty sure it's the only central bank on Threadneedle street.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:24 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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Quite a dubious distinction.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:40 | Link to Comment Wakanda
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That's OK.  Keeping them penned up in those stupid banks makes it easier to keep an eye on them.

The Second American Revolution - DeCeNTRaLiZaTioN like you've never seen before.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:42 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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Pretty much any country without a buffalo wild wings is starting to reach it's breaking point.

Anyone on here have kids in college? I visited a buddy once at the University of Delaware. We were at a bar and the ABC (alcohol and beverage control) people came in. They were kind of nice, checking id's and tossing any underage kids out. Pretty orderly. I guess times change.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:11 | Link to Comment Skateboarder
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I'm speechless, have no words left.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 16:35 | Link to Comment TheEdelman
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Seven guys?  seven agents? How much money was just wasted on that sting?

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:29 | Link to Comment ParkAveFlasher
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I can understand controlling alcohol, but plain old beverages? /s

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:41 | Link to Comment doomandbloom
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This is how liberty dies.....with thunderous applause...

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:27 | Link to Comment Shevva
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Actually it dies with rabbit licences.

'My USDA rabbit license requirement has taken another ridiculous twist. I just received an 8 page letter from the USDA, telling me that by July 29 I need to have in place a written disaster plan, detailing all the steps I would take to help get my rabbit through a disaster, such as a tornado, fire, flood, etc. They not only want to know how I will protect my rabbit during a disaster, but also what I will do after the disaster, to make sure my rabbit gets cared for properly.  I am not kidding–before the end of July I need to have this written rabbit disaster plan in place, or I am breaking the law.'

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:22 | Link to Comment WHATDIFFERENCED...

Is a disaster expected after July 29th? Even a college thesis has more time than this. Someone has way to much time of their hands.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:41 | Link to Comment jonjon831983
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Rabbit disaster plan... hmm ok I will protect it from the pain and terror of a terrible post-disaster life.


Then honor its life.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:42 | Link to Comment blindman
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No Peace in the Palace
by Grant McLennan on Horsebreaker star
Cactus Tree
by The Happy Talk Band on Total Death

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:50 | Link to Comment world_debt_slave
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all through history the money changers have always been in control with little respite

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:52 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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The circle is now complete.  When I left you, I was but the learner; now I am the master.

Only a master of evil, Lloyd...

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:52 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Career Opportunity:  Only Serious Applicants Need Apply.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:53 | Link to Comment giggler123
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Oh, I can see it's easier to get out of Canada than get in.  Add to that, Mark didn't really have much affect on the Canadian ponzi so I half expect his work to continue at the BoE.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:00 | Link to Comment sudzee
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Carney's last act in Canada was overseeing the melt and sale of the last 235,000 gold coins in its valt.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:58 | Link to Comment Archaik
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The oldest central bank in the world is the Swedish Riksbank, get your facts straight.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:59 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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Which by coincidence is also where we get the "Nobel" prize in Economics.  Ironic isn't it??

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 08:59 | Link to Comment NipponMarketBlog
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:06 | Link to Comment Misean
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"The Goldman Takeover Is Complete: A Glimpse Inside The Bank Of England Where Mark Carney Is Now Printing."

Fixed the headline for ya.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:12 | Link to Comment ITrustMyGut
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hmm.. is Carney a Israeli dual citizen as well?

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:20 | Link to Comment FranSix
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The Canadians must have gotten wise to him and had him ejected.  Canadian banks must have twisted the arms of the Finance Minister.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:41 | Link to Comment YHC-FTSE
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Subtlety was never a strong point for megalomaniacs. The squids goal is so open and blatant, it's almost surreal. 

With the cons in power, it won't be long before the cream of British assets are sold for pennies to the multinationals and cronies waiting in the wings. I'm British - a debt slave to GS and cheerful clapper to American foreign policies. It's a fucking disgrace.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:53 | Link to Comment q99x2
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I see it clearly now. The Banksters literally waged war against sovereign nations. In the US they put Eric Holder and Barack Obama in office to help them takeover and destroy the United States of America.

Where the hell is the US Military to attack this foreign enemy that is in an ongoing physical invasion and attack against the US.

What the fuck is going on?

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:34 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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"Where the hell is the US Military to attack this foreign enemy that is in an ongoing physical invasion and attack against the US."

The military is where it always was, waiting for marching orders from the people who run it and pay its bills. I think you mentioned them - "this foreign enemy".

Who upvoted such sheer idiocy?

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 09:58 | Link to Comment Notarocketscientist
Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Pseudonymous
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Also note the sign that says "FERGAL SHORTALL", right next to Mike Cross'. If Mr. Shortall has been true to his name last month, it should have been very profitable for him.

It's funny, because I was thinking for some time what the ultimate bubble before hyperinflation would be and therefore what bubble the central banks must be preparing for. I think the last bubble will be a bubble in paper currencies, which would manifest itself in hoarding cash and shorting all asset classes.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:02 | Link to Comment tony wilson
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thank you for your time mr carnage.

the rothschild clan would like you to do your worst.


your worst.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:08 | Link to Comment yogibear
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When will it be announced that Lloyd Blankfein is the official ruler of the world government?


Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:25 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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You'll know.  You will be poor, starving, and homeless.  And so will he.  The effect corrupt banking has on the economy is the same effect as replacing your entire body with cancer cells.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:39 | Link to Comment El Hosel
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What a suprise, another Career Criminal of the highest "oder" appointed ruler of another TBTF syndicate.... and "The Markets" rally on the great news.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:32 | Link to Comment Crash Overide
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Such a nice global command center, it will be a shame when it gets set on fire and looted. Just saying...

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 10:47 | Link to Comment SAT 800
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Needs a new tailor; that faggy Italian deconstructed suit isn't going to get any respect in the City.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:34 | Link to Comment smacker
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It's going to be interesting to see which way Mr Carnage jumps on QE.

For months it's been predicted that he plans to start up Ctrl-P like nothing ever before and to hell with price inflation consequences. If he does that and CPI rises strongly, he'll have civil unrest on the streets, perhaps a trade union organised general strike.

But for several months he's been progressively inundated with written advice from groups of economists and many other self-important quacks, advising him not to do that. Then there's the recent BIS report which ZH posted about last week which says QE must come to an end.

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 11:37 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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"a trade union organised general strike."

Oh ANYTHING but that! Oh the humanity!

Mon, 07/01/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment thisandthat
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Goldman's take over of the world's central bank triumvirate

Goldman's take over of the west's central bank triumvirate


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