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The Federal Reserve System was created on December 23, 1913, when President Woodrow Wilson signed the Federal Reserve Act into law. Today, the Fed has decided to commemorate the event today with all three living Fed chairman delivering remarks. We are sure it will be very exciting but in the interests of 'balance' we offer a few alternative views of the "success" of the venerable monopoly including its cost: since 1913, the dollar has lost nearly 90% of its purchasing power.


The day it all changed...


The Birthday Celebrations - live feed

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An Alternative view of the 100 Years of Boom and Bust

"If we evaluate an organization's performance by what it promised when it was created, the Federal Reserve has clearly failed the American people... the revolution of 1913 shifted power from individuals, communities and states to the federal government and its powerful allies in the private sector."

The Fed's 100-Year War Against Gold (and economic common sense)

Instead of providing protection, the Fed has robbed the public through the hidden tax of inflation brought about by currency devaluation.

25 Fast Facts About The Fed

The American people like to think that we have a "democratic system", but there is nothing "democratic" about the Federal Reserve.  Unelected, unaccountable central planners from a private central bank run our financial system and manage our economy.  There is a reason why financial markets respond with a yawn when Barack Obama says something about the economy, but they swing wildly whenever Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke opens his mouth.


The Federal Reserve has far more power over the U.S. economy than anyone else does by a huge margin.

Art Cashin On 100 Years of Fed Trial and error and error and error...

the Fed was supposed to extend credit only for “productive” and not for “speculative” purposes." Ironically, less than a year later, the Fed noticed that some loans were being diverted to "securities purchases"

A century with and a century without The Fed...



And last but not least...

The Fed's Dismal Track Record:

According to the popular lie, the Federal Reserve was supposed to have been established to smooth out the economic cycle, thus preventing booms, busts, recessions, and depressions.

It hasn’t really worked out that way.

In the 100 years prior to the establishment of the Federal Reserve, there were 18 distinct recessions or depressions:

1815, 1822, 1825, 1828, 1833, 1836, 1839, 1845, 1847, 1853, 1860, 1865, 1869, 1873, 1887, 1890, 1899, and 1902.

Since the establishment of the Federal Reserve, there have been 18 recessions or depressions:

1918, 1920, 1923, 1926, 1929, 1937, 1945, 1949, 1953, 1958, 1960, 1969, 1973, 1980, 1981, 1990, 2001, 2008.

So in other words, the economy experienced just as many recessions with the ‘expert’ management of the Federal Reserve as without it.

And this doesn’t even begin to capture all the absurd panics (the S&L scare), bailouts (Long-Term Capital Management), and ridiculous asset bubbles that they’ve created.

Hardly an impressive enough track record to justify conjuring trillions of dollars out of thin air, and awarding nearly totalitarian control of the money supply and economy to a tiny banking elite… wouldn’t you say?


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Mon, 12/16/2013 - 14:56 | 4251166 ebworthen
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End the FED, end the FED, end the FED!!!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 14:59 | 4251178 TruthInSunshine
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Indeed. End the monetary alchemy experiment, & end the privately issued, monopoly paper fiat racketeering system (that distorts all prices, obscures clarity & always and forever induces a bubble/boom-bust cycle).

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:03 | 4251196 TeamDepends
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No taxation without representation!!!!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:04 | 4251201 hedgeless_horseman
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What this country needs is a good $0.50 cigarette.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:04 | 4251209 WaterWings
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Proud to be an ENEMY OF THE STATE. 

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:06 | 4251214 TruthInSunshine
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End Harvest.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:17 | 4251260 Four chan
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the System

to enslave a free peoples to debt, confiscate all their gold and capture all assets

through boom and bust cycles the system creates with debt created out of thin air.

happy birthday you traitorous creature, and to the rothschilds for which it serves.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:17 | 4251268 TeamDepends
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Whoever controls the guillotines.....

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:22 | 4251284 Jaspergers
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excellent photo... 1000 words...

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:35 | 4251324 General Decline
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Happy Birthday FED!  Hope you die of colon cancer soon!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:42 | 4251347 TeamDepends
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Colon cancer is too good for these scumbags.  However, a flesh-eating bacteria that prefers the taste of colon- now you're talking!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:54 | 4251895 Odin
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Look at the look on the face of the short basterd in the middle. 1000 words indeed. It looks like he's thinking "I can't believe we got them to buy this shit"...

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 18:32 | 4252029 TruthInSunshine
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Look at the facial expression of the alleged "leader of the free world" as he signs the Federal Reserve Act. You can literally see him thinking a"I really hope future generations learn that the banking cartel would assassinate me if I didn't sell the American People out by going through the formality of enabling this law."

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:11 | 4251236 Crash Overide
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Why do I have to pay to live on the planet I was born?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:59 | 4251678 Meat Hammer
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You don't.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:21 | 4251277 registeredrep
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Most people don't understand how inflation is a tax. For the last 100 years the Fed has taxed the public with no representation.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:46 | 4251376 optimator
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"The cruelist tax of all".

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:49 | 4251392 Pseudonymous
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No taxation without explicit consent.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:51 | 4251876 TeMpTeK
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The slogan should have read.. "No taxation without decapitation" and maybe we wouldnt be here..

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:13 | 4251730 negative rates
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Still no fucking idea.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:11 | 4251235 TideFighter
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My Cheerios are not only 90% more expensive, they're 1/4 of the fucking size. 

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:23 | 4251521 IridiumRebel
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Let's call them GMcheeriOs!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:26 | 4251548 Nothing but the...
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This money printing operation, going by the name of the Federal Reserve , has for all intents and purposes, lost the fucking plot.

It no longer serves any purpose other than enriching it's money masters, while impoverishing the vast majority of Americans and taking the country's future financial and economic well being , down the toilet.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:58 | 4251908 Loucleve
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.      "It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning." – Henry  Ford

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 19:00 | 4252114 Kirk2NCC1701
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If people were TRULY serious about "End the Fed", and not just regurgitating familiar mantras, they'd...

Stick to Barter + Cash + Gold + Bitcoin.  In any combination (playing to the strength of each).  And they'd avoid Debt/Credit at all costs, to impair FRB.

For it they did these things, they'd help build the Parallel Economy, that reduces the VoM of the CB's FRB Economy.  And until they do, they will remain Serfs/Sheeple.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 14:56 | 4251173 slotmouth
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This intro music is creepy.  I think they are going to announce something diabolical.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:08 | 4251213 max2205
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Fuck the Fed and Nixon!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 14:58 | 4251183 NIHILIST CIPHER

Congratulations on 100 years of criminal money printing...f#$K you one and all!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:14 | 4251252 Renewable Life
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100 years without the Fed and America had the most prosperous, free, middle class in the history of human civilization! 

100 years later, AFTER the Fed, we have a corrupt, criminal obligarchy, with a destroyed, debt ridden middle class, and 50% of the rest on welfare and entitlements, ANY QUESTIONS????

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 18:18 | 4251979 machineh
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Fuck you, Fedholes

You printaholic, theiving dicks ...

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:01 | 4251190 KnightTakesKing
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Nothing will change, er, nothing will get better until we have a 'Reset'. The corrupt system and the drones administering the system, are beyond reform. Only a collapse and a new beginning can save us now.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:03 | 4251191 QE49er
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Thanks for a 100 years of Debt & Death

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:12 | 4251246 Crash Overide
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<--- End the FED and the IRS

<--- Renew the charter for 100 MOAR years!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:04 | 4251192 yogibear
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The name should be changed from the Federal Reserve to The Bankster Cabal INC.

As Federal as Federal Express.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:01 | 4251193 A Lunatic
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I guess Corporations really aren't people, otherwise the FED would be dying any minute........

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:03 | 4251195 Frank N. Beans
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the 3 stooges

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:25 | 4251294 Bay of Pigs
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That's an insult to the Three Stooges.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:11 | 4251485 Frank N. Beans
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you're right, my apologies to the 3 stooges.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:04 | 4251202 Byte Me
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Only centenary celebration plausible is one where they disband, followed quickly by blowing up the building.

I'll probably get downarrowed for not suggesting summary execution of the parasites...

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:46 | 4251369 optimator
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Shaving and heading for the El Al ticket counter.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:07 | 4251212 jtlien
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I believe the picture you have is of President Roosevelt, not Woodrow Wilson.


Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:24 | 4251300 stevegee58
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Yup, that FDR not WW.  It looks like FDR signing yet another bill or executive order unconstitutionally expanding the role of the federal government.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:00 | 4251688 Meat Hammer
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True but who cares?  A bankster puppet is a bankster puppet.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 18:18 | 4251987 machineh
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It looks like FDR signing yet another bill or executive order unconstitutionally expanding the role of the federal government.

Probably the GOLD GRAB of April 1933.

Fuck you, Frank!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:08 | 4251215 quasimodo
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"Happy" bday? Nothing happy about it, those fucking leeches.

I only hope there is a special place in hell...........

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:12 | 4251244 101 years and c...
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celebrating 100 years of theft, rape and tyranny.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:38 | 4251333 Clycntct
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Hope aint working so lets do with the here and now.

Now lets get out the ropes.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:14 | 4251237 yogibear
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That's it, thow it in the sheeple's face the banksters have had 100 years of money devaluing.

Change a currency that was backed by something that is now backed by nothing.

What a sad time for the citizens of the US.

Gloating by a room full of egotistic PhD banksters.


Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:13 | 4251241 QE49er
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Quick, someone jump in the bathroom and see what they are using for Toilet Paper...

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:18 | 4251264 W74
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All I saw were a bunch of kikes and kike appeasers!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 19:17 | 4252158 Kirk2NCC1701
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Allow me to ask the awkward question (few if any want to face up to):  And who empowered these Bankers (in the 1700s and 1800s) in the first place?  It's not like they owned the "MSM" of the day, ran corporations or politics!  So, I'll repeat...

Q: " Just who were the treasonous MFers who gave them all the financial power?"

[long awkward silence, cause everyone knows the answer, but dares not say it]

A:  The Ruling Class of Europe and America: Aristocracy + Clergy.  That's who.  All of them "Progressive, God-fearing Christians". 

/ How's that worked out for us?  Now "shoot the messenger", if the truth hurts too much. /s

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:20 | 4251272 Yen Cross
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    A 100 years of megalomaniacal devaluation...may you all rot in the deepest chasms of hell!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:22 | 4251279 Sufiy
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Such a nice present for the FED - Bitcoin is melting down today


Central Banks Launching Worldwide Coordinated Attack On Bitcoin

Central Banks are getting all together now to celebrate Federal Reserve 100 Year Anniversary. If somebody thought that Bitcoin with other "listed" 42 Crypto-Currencies can challenge the banksters for real, please think twice and take at least the profit! We need more smart people with capital to join the real values when Gold and Silver will be shining again after Special Op "Gold 2.0" to distract 99% from Gold will be over. FED is still silent, but crackdown on Bitcoin is already in place. NowCentral Banks of Australia and New Zealand have issued Bitcoin warning.All these actions are coordinated, as you can see now. Pump it Up and Crash it hard - how many will be left to support the brilliant idea? We will note one more time very important coincidence: according to the reports JPMorgan is Net Long Gold now. Crashing Bitcoin will send Gold much higher, maybe JPMorgan knows something the others don't?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 19:25 | 4252177 Kirk2NCC1701
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Unlike most, I'll be truly happy when both PMs + BTC are selling high -- much higher -- against the CNY and USD.

Fat chance of that though, now the GS is "doing God's work" out of its Beijing and Shanghai offices. If the PBOC was truly serious about going after the USD -- rather than just positioning themselves fro a better SDR deal -- they'd have approved of both BTC+Gold.

As it is...  libertarians/Libertarians are still screwed for "fighting the CBs".  G. Carlin was wrong.  It's not a "Big Club...", but a "Small Club, and we're not in it".

Hedge accordingly.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:23 | 4251293 SheepDog-One
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Dear FED....go fuck yourselves!

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:23 | 4251295 robertocarlos
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Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:29 | 4251309 pauhana
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Happy Birthday.  Now rot in hell.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:35 | 4251319 Clycntct
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Just stopped in to chime in on the FUK The fed and the Fraud you rode in on you Mfkers.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:34 | 4251322 Bryan
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90 years of uselessness, and 10 years of streaming porn.  Just like America is meant to be.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:43 | 4251338 22winmag
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What they are *failing to mention* is that prior to his death, Wilson admitted to being fooled by the bankers and destroying the world.


"I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men."

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:42 | 4251345 NIHILIST CIPHER

"Well fellas I think they bought it".             Ben Shalom Berskanke       at the 100th year jewbilation.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:40 | 4251350 wcvarones
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" since 1913, the dollar has lost nearly 90% of its purchasing power."


Nearly?  Check your math.  The dollar has lost far more than 90% by any measure: CPI, gold, etc.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:44 | 4251357 BigAssPete
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So the Fed is not such a great idea.  Let's turn the financial system back to JP Morgan control.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 19:07 | 4252125 A Nanny Moose
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False dichotomy. 

Jpm control? Just like it is now?


Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:49 | 4251380 GetZeeSilver
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End this nonsense...wheres fonestar and his Bitcoin babbles?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 19:26 | 4252184 Kirk2NCC1701
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Where's McMolotov? 

He needs to throw one of his parties.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:50 | 4251382 Kinskian
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If you're interested in history, Jekyll Island is really worth visiting...


Mon, 12/16/2013 - 19:32 | 4252201 Kirk2NCC1701
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Well, well.  Where honeymooners play the "Hide the Sausage" game.

Don't that Trump all... in getting screwed in an opulent setting.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:54 | 4251409 JR
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The international bankers used artificial inflation and deflation to create depressions, recessions and panics in the late 1800s and early 1900s to convince unsuspecting Americans that their current banking system of individual banks was unstable and that they needed a central bank. It was the final move by the world's banking families to kill off rival banks. And, still, passage of the Federal Reserve Act could only be accomplished through stealth because the American people were solidly opposed to establishment of a central bank. And, so, Congressional tricks were necessary to put the plan in place (primarily a camouflage over the prime movers behind the heist).

“The Panic of 1907 was the excuse, or the catalyst, that was used to push for the establishment of the Federal Reserve. The bankers would not risk having to rely on one man, like JP Morgan, to bail them out the next time around. The American public would provide the bailouts going forward (whether they like it or not). That can only be done with a central bank in complete control of the money supply.”

-- Ideas Created the Federal Reserve…Ideas Can Get Rid of It by Chris Rossini - Economic Policy Journal

“The 1907 panic was created by fractional-reserve banking. When the bank runs got underway, and panic set in amongst the public, JP Morgan orchestrated the bailouts and the “liquidity” to “save the system”. Remember this was pre-Fed.

“The 2008 panic was also created by the fractional-reserve banking system — along with — the central banking counterfeiter that now exists. The bailouts this time around were provided by ‘The Hero.’

“Before we go any further, a few things have to be understood. First, both in 1907 and 2008 the banking systems were dishonest and fraudulent. The situation in 1907 is actually preferable to today because, back then, gold still provided a check on the bankers. In 2008 (and today) there are no checks. It’s basically unlimited power for the bankers to finance whatever they want (until economic law shuts them down eventually).”

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:53 | 4251411 optimator
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Is the Fed the only entitiy that has a perpetual charter?  I always thought one could not have any contract or legal agreement that exceeded 100 years?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 15:55 | 4251414 Seize Mars
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Congratulations, you murderous liars.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:00 | 4251437 Agstacker
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It's almost like I'm listening to Satan himself in many different forms...

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 22:38 | 4251455 ToNYC
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Winning!!! it ain't.

As if it were not beyond repair and not in need of an immediate intervention instead of a zombie's birthday party.


Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:16 | 4251505 Frank N. Beans
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That tape they ran for the party assembled said gold was bad. It said the Fed rode to the rescue after 9/11.  It said they couldn't imagine what things would be like today without the Fed, that now we wouldn't suffer the roller coaster of the 1800s. How'd that work out for you, Fed? 




Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:34 | 4251578 BeerMe
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On December 23rd we need to hit them hard on their glad-handing social media.  90% purchasing power gone.  That is complete failure for the American people but I'm sure a huge success for the bankers.  Ending the Fed must be the first step in fixing this nation.

Let's leave with a quote from Henry Ford:

It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 16:55 | 4251654 Pareto
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If you like your FED, you can keep your FED.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 17:47 | 4251872 Unstable Condition
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That's a pic of FDR, is that while he was signing EO 6102?

If not, why is it there?

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 21:44 | 4252546 Constitutional ...
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I thought that too.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 18:15 | 4251975 Odin
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The Creature is about to make it's final attack. Unfortunately for it, on a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 18:46 | 4252073 Goldilocks
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The Federal Reserve: 100 Years of Boom and Bust (55:20)

Mon, 12/16/2013 - 21:43 | 4252541 Constitutional ...
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It was a missed opportunity to arrest them all for racketeering.

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