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Bart Chilton To Commodities Traders: You Are On Your Own

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While the government is by and large shut down, the various market "regulators" have been quite vocal in reiterating that they will stay open. After all - in a world in which the capital markets are the only policy (not to mention confidence boosting) vehicle left, one can't have a situation in which mom and pop investors lose faith in "free, efficient and unbroken markets" and stay out. The SEC went so far as to post the following announcement on its site: "The SEC will remain open and operational in the event the federal government undergoes a lapse in appropriations on October 1."

However, this appears to be the case only for stocks.

For commodities, such as gold and silver which both got pummeled around the usual time of the London fixing as reported previously, it is a different matter entirely. Bart Chilton, in this email exchange with a reader, explains why investors in non-stock instruments are as of this moment, largely on their own.

From: Chilton, Bart <>
Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 9:32 AM
Subject: Re: Today's Smackdown


No regulators looking at markets due to government shut down.




NOTE: Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists are Ripping Off America, is now available in a FREE EBOOK edition. Go to the link for your copy and a Government Book Talk interview:

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Sent: Tuesday, October 01, 2013 09:16 AM Eastern Standard Time
To: Chilton, Bart
Subject: Today's Smackdown
Commissioner Chilton,


Any comment on this morning's shenanagins in the gold and silver pits?  Time to reopen an investigation?
Is credibility important to the CFTC?





Well, the government may be down, but at least Bart is willing to soldier on and since he is deemed "essential", is kind enough to not only reply to emails but also to recommend his recently published book, titled appropriately, Ponzimonium. As for the rhetorical question of how important credibility is to the CFTC, we are confident it is just that: rhetorical.


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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:31 | 4009952 Concentrated po...
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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:34 | 4009958 Boris Alatovkrap
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Gold - BTFD!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:39 | 4009971 strannick
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No Bart ''Banker Shill'' Chilton to regulate silver to ensure it is traded fairly??

So Big B will take his day off and go shopping for hair product. Long Vidal Sassoon.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:38 | 4009988 Stackers
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So what's new ?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:42 | 4010003 fonestar
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Commodity traders?  Who is Bart talking to?

Does not compute.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:46 | 4010016 hedgeless_horseman
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Bart Chilton To Commodities Traders:

I have seen things you wouldn't believe.  All those moments will be lost in time.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:45 | 4010026 crakinshot
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I believe he made up those lines on the fly as they were not scripted.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:50 | 4010040 hedgeless_horseman
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I've... seen things you people wouldn't believe... [laughs] JPM's balance sheet on fire thanks to that ...thing...Blythe. I watched gold glitter in the dark while GLD was nearly killed. All those... moments... will be lost in time, like [coughs] tears... in... rain. Time... to die...COMEX

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:54 | 4010053 FinalCollapse
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What fucking regulators? WTF? We do not have any working regulators for the past five years. WTF?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:56 | 4010077 CPL
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If you want t know the real price of things call a pawn shop.  Spot + their mark up.  That's the price of PMs because it's not like any of his friends can deliver silver or gold.

Incidentally it also means Pawn shops just became bank's again because they actually are capitalized.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:03 | 4010119 max2205
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Fuck..we've been on our own for decades

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:05 | 4010132 GetZeeGold
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Word up dawg.


This might actually level out the playing field.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:28 | 4010217 nope-1004
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The press release has so many thing wrong with it, where to begin.

First of all, "trading" commodities shows the level of ignorance this man has during times of obvious gov't and market failure.  Anyone trading is an idiot.  Gold and silver are the real deal and the ONLY form of real money on this earth.  The man made money freaks don't want you to believe this, so they hammer the paper price.

Secondly, when the fuck have regulators not left the paper-pushers alone?  Regulators have been absent 100% of the time.  JPM, the BIS and ESF have been hammering the metals ever since 1990 while the "regulators", those smart people that are watching out for us, do NOTHING. 

So shut up, you ignorant I said before, you're a mimbo.  Really, you need to STFU.  You sound stupid.

It may help to read this.


Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:34 | 4010241 ParkAveFlasher
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You guys are all missing the point.  Paulina Gretsky just discovered her young adult mammaries, and she doesn't quite know what to do with them, and she's looking for advice.

No news in Prof. Chilton leaving the apes' cages open again.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:46 | 4010272 Herd Redirectio...
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All natural, trust me!

Of course the definition of the word 'natural' is debatable in this instance.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 22:12 | 4012638 TwoShortPlanks
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TSP to Bart Chilton: No Dick Head, YOU are on YOUR own. I will eat you last.

Gold will rebalance the sum of all Fiat expansion


Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:50 | 4010277 fockewulf190
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A former CFTC regulator gets incurable gold fever and, in order to secure his families future, resorts to a life of crime looting phyzz from pawn shops, busting open safes and snatching stacks.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:21 | 4010192 CPL
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Yup.  It's all an illusion.  Every last piece of fiat represents time wasted on worthless crap and job positions that come with it to maintain it.  You can tell because all the stuff people use the government for is shut down, and all the extraneous shit is still running in the government.  This guy John Riordan has an interesting rant/analysis on the subject.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 17:02 | 4011558 chokeNpuke
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Bart Chilton aka caveman because that is what he looks like,..was never looking into this matter, Bart was picked by the government and works for the Government.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:03 | 4010125 knukles
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To paraphrase Paul Volcker speaking years later about the Plaza Accord; "We didn't intervene in the gold market, but in retrospect, we should have" (Or something to that ilk.)

The Perceptions Must Maintain.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 14:13 | 4010653 BigJim
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"We should never have let it get to $800"

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:04 | 4010128 DoChenRollingBearing
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Pawn shops, excellent info...

Physical gold will do just fine, paper Au, uhh...

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:55 | 4010291 PAWNMAN
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Good point. Although I'm in the pawn biz and haven't sold any Gold or Silver bullion for years.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:01 | 4010309 Herd Redirectio...
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No, indeed, why would you?  "We BUY Gold/Silver/Coins"

Thats your shop, no?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:05 | 4010107 Rubbish
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This is a Veeeeery long fight. We have to teach our children to secure freedom in PM's and then over time we win.


No one can defeat endless fiat. Buy when it's time to rid some of your useless fiat, patience is a virtue. None of us are running out and going to buy Gold @ $2,200 an ounce in quantity now. Face the beast, face the mirror, live your life with confidence.

If you're crying about a 30%-50% loss, you should have never purchased in the first place. I own raw land also and don't cry, it will be there when I need it.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:43 | 4010259 Bastiat
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A great scene in a great movie.  Rutger Hauer did write those lines--he was a poet before he was an actor..

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:51 | 4010044 Atlantis Consigliore
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Is that John, ?  John, MF Global? lost what lost? they were regulated seg funds, what LOST? lol.

commodities traders, stock traders, home owners RE, suckers.

crying with the FED printing fake dollars, like "TEARS IN RAIN"...... "TIME TO FRAUD."

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:56 | 4010062 Wahooo
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Well done!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:50 | 4010275 jcorbit
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to Hedgeless Horseman. Terrific animation from Blade Runner. I would complete the phase "All those moments will be lost in time" by adding the end "like tears in rain." The end.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:21 | 4010443 Serfs_Up
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Rutger is a BOSS.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:12 | 4010161 Jannn
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:45 | 4010007 Bay of Pigs
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Certainly not his hairstyle.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:48 | 4010021 Boris Alatovkrap
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Is Rutger Hauer in Bladerunner! Boris is love scene on rooftop where show TDK logo!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:06 | 4010135 SubjectivObject
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Might'nt the Bladerunner video tape be TDK?  Would be an acceptable creative gratuity if so.

Also, others opine it fits with some subtexts of the film:

"What’s the difference between a replicant and a human being? In other words, what defines life? It takes Deckard an unusually long time to determine that Rachael is a replicant. “More human than human is our motto,” comments Tyrell.  A background advertisement during the climactic scene between Roy and Deckard echoes Tyrell’s remark. It advertises TDK, which makes blank video and audio tapes. Tapes are used for duplicating–or perhaps, replicating–and the slogan reads, “TDK–so real.”

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:15 | 4010173 MachoMan
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Ridley needs to answer the question about whether the alien universe is the same as blade runner...  It would make prometheus that much cooler...  (speaking of which, he needs to get to making the sequel already).

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:32 | 4010233 IndyPat
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IMDB lists an

Untitled Blade Runner Project
and a
Prometheus Sequel

So who knows?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:01 | 4010316 Herd Redirectio...
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I don't know, replicants and xenomorphs?  I guess there was the android in Aliens...

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 14:22 | 4010731 MachoMan
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Yes, and the time lines of the two series overlap...  apparently Ridley has hinted at this fact and never denied the possibility...  but I do believe he's said that there would never be a combination of the series.  The thesis is that the androids in Alien (which is the only alien film that is canon) are, in fact, replicants (who were used to "explore space").

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:49 | 4010706 MachoMan
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I believe the bladerunner sequel has been pushed back due to the commercial success of prometheus...  Harrison Ford has signed up and it covers them on their run from the "law" (obviously some years later, although with the CGI of a "younger" jeff bridges on Tron Legacy, they could probably roll back harrison's appearance a few decades).

The prometheus sequel should be pushed first (err I believe it has been demanded by the studios) and fassbender (incredible) and rapace have already signed up...  I strongly suspect the movie will largely involve those two and not feature too many other actors...  Ridley pointed out of the park for the sequel (leaving much to be desired from prometheus, i.e. many questions and few answers), so he's going to have to do something that probably hasn't been done in a while if he's going to meet the expectations of what was set up for the sequel to prometheus...  It didn't cover any more ground than 2001, but the sequel has the prospects of doing so, and then some [2001 is incredibly vague, although still being significantly insightful...  and directed by the best there ever was (who was routinely, purposefully vague, sometimes to the detriment of the purpose)].  I hope Ridley is up for the task...  and I see no reason he couldn't make the sequel into the movie many of us hope it could be...  [if they pull an aliens/3/4/etc. and don't let Ridley finish what he started (or if Ridley chooses a different path), then I'll have a shit fit...  not even cameron or fincher could do the prometheus sequel...  it could be an incredibly important movie and there aren't many who could pull it off, especially not in the sci-fi genre].

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:47 | 4010561 seek
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The truth is out there:


Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:33 | 4010235 Nostradumbass
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Here is Rutger Hauer in a 30 year look back at Blade Runner - great interview and only 6 1/2 minutes

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:43 | 4010012 Boris Alatovkrap
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Plus c'est change, plus ce le meme chose.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:08 | 4010143 Frank N. Beans
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votre français est mieux que votre anglais, Boris.


Tue, 10/01/2013 - 14:48 | 4010865 Boris Alatovkrap
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Merci spaciba, mon frere! Je have joyeaux en destruction de le langue francais!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:53 | 4010284 Panafrican Funk...
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Tout ce que je suis vraiment intéresse est qui sera éliminé dans Dancing with the Stars.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 14:53 | 4010882 Boris Alatovkrap
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Il s'agit d'une chanson de groupe de rock célèbre, Rush, de Canadia.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:39 | 4009993 sunaJ
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If you were TBTF, no enforcement has been around for years.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:49 | 4010039 johnnymustardseed
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Perfect time for JPM to naked short about 400 billion ounces of something they never had........... again

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:59 | 4010090 SilverDoctors
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"Good cop" Bart even predicted this smash back on Sept 20th!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:03 | 4010318 Rat King
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He looks like Vigo the Carpathian from Ghost Busters

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:24 | 4010205 Kirk2NCC1701
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BTFD?  Exactly!  Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:30 | 4009946 Kirk2NCC1701

... PMs got smacked down in a NY-minute this morning.  Must be falling demand, in light of the Shutdowm. ;-)

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:30 | 4010220 Kirk2NCC1701
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All kidding aside... The PM dump seems irrational once again.  Per Jim Rickard's comment of a couple days ago...

You have to wonder if another orchestrated (Fed+GS) Smack-down is going on.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 14:17 | 4010685 BigJim
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POG has tracked the debt ceiling pretty well. TPTB know that when the debt ceiling is raised, price will go up... so they smack it down, hard, first.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:33 | 4009963 LawsofPhysics
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Beat me to it.  Yes, "markets" - LMFAO!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:37 | 4009976 achmachat
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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:39 | 4009987 Tsunami Wave
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LOL!!! Hey 'Bart', how is this different from any other day, you incompetent moron?? This time you can't surf the net looking at porn??

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:05 | 4010126 Kaiser Sousa
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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:10 | 4010154 Cookie
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He should be the first to hang, his good cop role is now obviously a blatant con

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 15:26 | 4015069 papaclop
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Dear CFTC: Your investigation is greatly appreciated. Fuck you very much.

The American people

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:46 | 4010032 Zadok
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So the big investment houses will not have their usual protection racket searching out the smaller guys to protect their fraud and suppress ANY honest price discovery? Wow! What a loss...

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:55 | 4010063 Alpo for Granny
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Come on Chilton...go Snowden on those motherfuckers.

Live a life that really mattered.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:00 | 4010094 Nothing but the...
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Those market regulators wouldn't recognise manipulation if it poked them in the eye.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 14:17 | 4010696 BigJim
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It has. They didn't.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:00 | 4010097 Blammo
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Oh no! Now Corzine can't be kept in check.....

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:38 | 4010248 xtop23
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I was wondering what the comments would be under this posting.

Somehow "LOL" cracked me up more than I would have thought possible.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:53 | 4010283 WarHorse
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Exactly what the fuck does Bart Chilton really do anyway ..... because the regulations he and Gensler introduced do NOTHING ... other than reduce liquidity

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:32 | 4009956 Duc888
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No government regulators.

as if...........

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:35 | 4009965 Boris Alatovkrap
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In other news, internet traffic of porn is redirect from government sector to home of regulator.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:07 | 4010141 DoChenRollingBearing
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On fire today, Boris!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:25 | 4010474 NotApplicable
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GDP will likely collapse due to this lack of government funding!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:51 | 4010015 Renewable Life
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Hey Bart........fuck off......enjoy your time off!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:33 | 4009961 Clowns on Acid
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But the ObamaCare Exchanges are open... and they are staffed as "essential". The CFTC is "non essential" I guess.



Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:40 | 4010001 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is learn to understand central tenet of "Obamacare" is prohibition of pre-existence of medical condition... question for Amerika ZHer, what is pre-existence condition? If own home or car, and no insurance but is catch fire, is fire pre-existence condition? If insurance must cover pre-existence condition, why car driver or home owner buy insurance until AFTER have catch fire?

So..., if Amerika citizenry is smart, maybe not have insurance until medical incident, save money on premium, and wait until AFTER when need insurance? Maybe Amerika recognize "tragedy of commons" and flee mandatory health insurance regime in masse?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:45 | 4010024 RaceToTheBottom
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Hence requirement for insurance. 

BTW, that is how COBRA works.  You keep the signed letter ready and then when you need it, you send it in, it is retroactive (at least for the bridge period).

Wed, 10/02/2013 - 02:37 | 4010906 Boris Alatovkrap
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Boris is not specific refer to snake bite, but okay, so if bite by snake, your are THEN go and make purchase of insurance and receive anti-venom (but must hurry if cobra bite because time in blood stream is 4-8 hour).

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:52 | 4010037 Bananamerican
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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:58 | 4010079 Wahooo
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We 'Merkans are clever, aren't we?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:08 | 4010144 JonNadler
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whoever thumbed down Boris has to be an idiot

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:34 | 4009962 eatthebanksters
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Blythe and Jamie area bout to have a field day....

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:42 | 4010005 CaptainObvious
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They always have a field day, where you been?  They're TBTBR (too big to be regulated).

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:36 | 4009967 Xibalba
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So, business as usual then. 

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:36 | 4009969 Bastiat
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In other words: business as usual.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:36 | 4009973 crakinshot
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You can say that again

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:38 | 4009990 SgtShaftoe
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Actually no.  When the .gov were "working" they gave the optics of tacit approval that actions in markets were legal.  Now, no tacit approval. 

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:35 | 4009975 Everybodys All ...
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... and this will be different in what way?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:37 | 4009977 RussellB
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This is fake................ right?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:41 | 4009997 Tsar Pointless
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No, I think it's real. Everything else is fake.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:40 | 4010000 crakinshot
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Send him an email, see for yourself. :)

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:37 | 4009978 SgtShaftoe
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Yes, because regulators were actually doing something other than providing the thieving criminal banks cover when they were actually sitting at their desks.  Now no cover.  Seems the only people who have an incentive for the CFTC and SEC on the job are the fucking banks.  Fuck You Bart!  Burn in hell!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:37 | 4009981 LawyerScum
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My god, if there are no regulators who is going to watch all of that porn?  Surely we live in dark times, my friends.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:37 | 4009983 Kirk2NCC1701
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Same as it ever was, same as it ever was...

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:37 | 4009984 hangemhigh77
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HOLY SHIT!!!  Without Bart we're all truly FUCKED!!!!  How can the world continue to spin without Bart regulating the silver market???  Something illegal could happen.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:38 | 4009986 small towel
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Time to blow that whistle Bart.

History will call you an American hero, rather than zero.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:13 | 4010166 Cookie
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Yes, where is the promised statement?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 14:21 | 4010718 BigJim
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I guess zero pays better than hero.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:38 | 4009989 GoinFawr
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Natural gas getting smacked up!

Hocus Pocus!

Hobbes: Don't midnight 'Opposite Day' is over, OK?

Calvin: 'Yes'

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:38 | 4009991 crakinshot
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I like how he's peddling his wares on the end there.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:40 | 4009995 Bobportlandor
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There are some very good investments out there, even better then silver to be had.

I canot believe all the good news flowing from this company and the share price is this low.

The lack of eyes is the only thing I can figure.

easly a 10 bagger.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:42 | 4010004 blindman
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Rolling Stones-Far Away Eyes

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:41 | 4010008 sansnobel
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Fuck You Bart!!!! Not like you ever actually did your job anyway.....Go off yourself and take your minions with you!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:44 | 4010009 Dr. Engali
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Regulators..... Lol. They're either too stupid, too corrupt, or a combination of both to "regulate" markets.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:42 | 4010010 FieldingMellish
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He must be frustrated.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:43 | 4010011 observer007
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White HOuse Down

... the internet site:

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:42 | 4010013 Totentänzerlied
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Yeah cause there's NO WAY the CFTC has automated market monitoring/data aggregation software which can and will be used as evidence in any investigations it might begin at a future date, which it uses all the time regardless of staffing.

Nope, that's crazy.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:51 | 4010018 One And Only
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Regulators don't look at markets when the government is open. Bart Chilton can suck a fart out of my Asshole. Overpaid self righteous monkey

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:46 | 4010022 icanhasbailout
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the joke here is that anyone thinks it makes a difference

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:46 | 4010023 Wanton1
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Vaccines - greatest quackery in history of medicine.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:46 | 4010025 Fix It Again Timmy
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The game plan remains the same: "Taking candy from a baby", except now there is no baby....

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:47 | 4010028 tuttisaluti
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This guy is just incompetent

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:57 | 4010070 ziggy59
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Thats the plan...have someone 'defend' the public, throw their hands up in frustration, bad hollywood style, then tell the public, look, youre on your own now.. NOW? WTF.. This it so it looks as if they tried to defend the public when it was, is, and will be a mob run country in the future

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:48 | 4010033 hangemhigh77
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Bart is so tuned in to the markets and he does it with such stylish flair. he's got his finger on the pulse of Amerika and every silver trader knows that Bart is ESSENTIL in order to make sure that there is nothing illegal going on.  Besides blonds and Bart have more fun.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:48 | 4010034 jcamargo
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How can things go on without them is beyond my imagination.


Who is going to feed the pandas?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:50 | 4010036 alien-IQ
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that explains a lot...

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:51 | 4010038 Son of Captain Nemo
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Where is Andrew Maguire and Max Keiser tag teaming with the full PR frontal assault on this SOB?...

Time to get out the big guns including Peter Schiff to meet in front of the CFTC offices at a time and date to be announced on their business web sites in D.C. and NYC.

Let's make it another attempt at an OWS rally that works this time!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:49 | 4010041 Conax
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Chilton should be replaced by some big titty girl in a bikini.  For all the difference he makes.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:50 | 4010043 Took Red Pill
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I'm hoping for a good smackdown in gold. Wanna buy some more! They can't keep it down forever. When the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency it's to the moon with gold!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:51 | 4010049 jrpuffnstuff
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PARTY FUCKING DOWN!  Barty boy off, I'm gonna sell a billion futures of something to some idiot. 

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:53 | 4010057 NOTaREALmerican
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As long as essential government services are fully functional (eg,   Big-Airport, Big-MIC, Big-Ag, and Big-Fin) then the top 20% will be unaffected.

Keep that loot flowing boyz.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:56 | 4010060 Fail2Deliver
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Bart better sneak into work and really fuck something up in the markets (more than usual). Otherwise people might notice that if the CFTC is shut down nothing really changes.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:55 | 4010069 Gringo Viejo
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Hope ole Bart never has to do any time.
With hair like that, I figure the best he can hope for is that they don't take his dentures away from him.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:57 | 4010071 youngman
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This just means another 1000 tons will be moving they are buying it all up today....and so goes the Comex....soon to be busted and out of metal..but still needing to deliver 1000´s of tons...good luck...the Asians will never sell it back to the West

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:57 | 4010081 dexter_morgan
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No wonder both sides want the shutdown - gettin rich time here and no prying eyes.......

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:57 | 4010082 hangemhigh77
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Here's an email I just left Bart. I hope he replies.  He seems like a real nice guy.


Hey Bart, do you even have a CLUE what a JOKE you are?  You should be arrested for theft for taking a salary for your job.  What do you actually DO all day? Are you spending your days looking in the mirror and preening your golden locks?  Ahahahahahahaha.  Get a haircut you freak. And while you're at it, get a REAL job instead of ripping off the taxpayer with your lies.  You're scum.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:06 | 4010343 Herd Redirectio...
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As a blondie, I find the fixation on Chilton's hair amusing.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:57 | 4010085 fiftybagger
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Chilton lost the Batfight

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 11:59 | 4010088 GrinandBearit
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Today's action is starting to make sense now.

Thanks Tyler.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:04 | 4010100 IndyPat
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List of agencies affected.

Sorry to drive any traffic to cnn, but it was the only good list I could find in a pinch.
Take special note of agencies you had no fucking idea even existed.
Take extra special note the many headed hydra which is the USDA.

(Edited link to correct list)

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:29 | 4010218 Mototard at Large
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Thanks for the link - this is both interesting and disturbing.  Now I want to ask what hundreds of thousands of employees do over at Labor etc.  Scary.....

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:37 | 4010245 IndyPat
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Why, they suppress unemployment numbers....which they won't have to bother with now that they are on .gov vacay

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:08 | 4010356 Herd Redirectio...
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They could be called back to their non-essential stations at any minute!

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:01 | 4010103 JenkinsLane
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"We're busy doing nothing,

working the whole day through,

trying to find lots of things not to do.

We're busy doing nothing,

isn't it just a crime?

We'd like to be unhappy

but we never do have the time."



Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:02 | 4010108 ziggy59
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What is your long hair really used for?

..just wonder'n

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 13:04 | 4010325 Boxed Merlot
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What is your long hair really used for?...



Friday night wrastlin?  Probly go good with a stretch leotard.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:04 | 4010130 CharliePrince
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what do the regulators do anyway


why will it be different now ?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:09 | 4010149 earnyermoney
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Damn you all, stop interrupting my porn sessions.


Barf Chillin

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:09 | 4010151 q99x2
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The NSA should be required to make public all Bart Chilton conversations and bank statements.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:13 | 4010168 NoTTD
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Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:33 | 4010234 yogibear
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Soon people will realize Bart is not needed.

How many others in government are useless?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:15 | 4010175 Bear
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.gov is closed but FED is still selling silver and gold

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:20 | 4010190 Budd aka Sidewinder
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Anyone that signs emails with only their first initial in bold goes to the front of the guillotine line.  Go ahead and steal my money but don't be an enormous douche while you do it.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:23 | 4010197 q99x2
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Gold and Silver non-essentially monkey hammered today

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:23 | 4010200 One And Only
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Sequester that fuckin haircut

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:25 | 4010209 dollarcoaster
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Bart Sympson is on the edge?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:33 | 4010236 f16hoser
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Bart Chilton To Commodities Traders: You Are On Your Own. (STILL)

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:40 | 4010249 Roanman
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LMFAO and Agreed. What a self serving piece of excrement, like the CfTC has been on the job for one day in the past decade ... or generation for that matter.  Of the useless people and entities within the Federal Government, Chillton and his little group over at the CFTC get my vote for most worthless.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:36 | 4010237 yogibear
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Bart is fearfull people will realize he's useless.

Another bureaucrat  seat warmer.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:43 | 4010255 moneybots
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"No regulators looking at markets due to government shut down."


In other words, same as yesterday and the day before that.  The SEC does not put anyone in prison, so what good are regulations?

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:57 | 4010300 jal
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" what good are regulations?"

To protect your savings.


Your Pension Is Under Attack From All Sides. Here's 10.

Tue, 10/01/2013 - 12:46 | 4010260 TaperProof
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The fact this guy would even announce this makes him a dirtbag.  Plus, when he gets back he won't review previous trading data for irregularities?  He just admitted he is not doing his job.  Not that WE didn't alredy know this... but at least he admitted it now. 

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