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Holiday Greetings From Ben Bernanke

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The only thing missing from the cartoon below is there is a minimum net worth requirement for "free money" eligibility.

h/t @bondskew


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Wed, 12/25/2013 - 13:57 | 4275271 VD
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yeah that 'free money' is NOT for street corners nor the 99% (more at 89%).

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:12 | 4275301 nope-1004
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yup, totally normal scenario to have widespread acknowledgement (even in cartoons) that the FED is printing money hand over fist, yet the barometers of that type of action (gold and silver) go down.

Totally normal, free, unfettered, capitalist market.  No heavy handed gov't intervention here.  NONE.  Now take yer cash and move along......


Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:38 | 4275330 Svendblaaskaeg
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"..yet the barometers of that type of action (gold and silver) go down.."

Global Warming, same thing, "..yet the thermometer go down"

Nothing to see here, just the brave new wold upside down order


Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:56 | 4275466 Pareto
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+1.......soon to be right side up brother.......soon to be.  

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 16:19 | 4275498 Svendblaaskaeg
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Sure hope Your are right my friend, but they won't give up easily

The Large Families that rule the world:


Wed, 12/25/2013 - 17:08 | 4275566 Lore
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I heard on the radio last week that the cooling is caused by the warming. Who knew?

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 20:04 | 4275773 wee-weed up
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Yep, the Bernanke, the big bankers, the NSA, and the FBI...

Continue to suck in the naive bitcoiners...

Making them believe they are free and clear of their tentacles. Ha!

Too bad the poor bitcoiners will have to learn the hard way...

There is NO Santa Claus!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:29 | 4275405 just-my-opinion
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Where do I get my free money....I want that!!!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 19:14 | 4275713 Tijuana Donkey Show
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VD, you're a vegan with more up votes than down! It's a Christmas miracle! Did you get a tofu goose from Mr Scrooge?

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 19:48 | 4275755 VD
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my bitch cooked walnut lentil apple loaf and kale pomegranate rosemary mushroom salad. and my upvote record is pretty damn exceptional generally speaking, save for when i remind the grinch rube bigots of how i killed off one of their own (but this is FC and i have yet to lose, sucker votez notwithstanding, i whoop ass like no other up in here.


merry xmaz!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 21:06 | 4275871 Crash Overide
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Did you know those plants in your salad have feelings?


The Secret Life of Plants

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 13:57 | 4275272 resurger
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Yeah! Being a Joo!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:30 | 4275410 just-my-opinion
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Wed, 12/25/2013 - 13:57 | 4275273 malikai
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Jamie and his kid take a stroll?

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 13:57 | 4275274 The Wisp
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So that's Why Santa Got Shot with a BB Gun..

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:30 | 4275414 just-my-opinion
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Why....cuzz you can't get a nice Shot-Gun

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:01 | 4275278 Yen Cross
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    They should have Dimon standing down the sidewalk from Bernstain confiscating 90% of the cash and handing out JPM ATM cards.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:27 | 4275315 VD
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JPM EBT CARDZ, which they already 'hand out'.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:41 | 4275333 Emergency Ward
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"We're gonna need a bigger pot."

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:02 | 4275281 IridiumRebel
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Fuck You Ben Bernanke and the Janet Yellen you rode out on!
Merry Christmas to all ZeroHedge folks.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:03 | 4275284 TWSceptic
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Merry Christmas to everyone and a heartily fuck you to ben Bernanke.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:08 | 4275292 williambanzai7
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Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:14 | 4275305 Dagny Taggart
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Nice. Happy Holidays William.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:32 | 4275317 Spanky
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That reminds me...

Merry Christmas, WillieB

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:07 | 4275293 dobermangang
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Merry Christmas!  Enjoy the day!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:11 | 4275298 Atlantis Consigliore
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Ben (Da Cockroach)    You know what you are, you dont keep your word your a cockroach ....

Fed Mandate; guardian vs Inflation (Weimar CB)  tony M from Zero nailed it....

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:11 | 4275299 Colonel Klink
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Bernanke and the rest of the Fed co-conspirators and corrupt government actors can choke on a bag of dicks.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 19:15 | 4275715 Tijuana Donkey Show
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circumcised or uncircumcised? The ghost of Frances Sawyer want to know....

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 22:11 | 4275944 Colonel Klink
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It's like pork, they're all uncircumcised!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:32 | 4275316 Reaper
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Anyone dreaming of that Santa is delusional or one of Bernank's den of thieves.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:30 | 4275318 Hedgetard55
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That money ain't FREE.

It's coming out of my potential interest earnings  AND purchasing power. Fuck you Ben.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:06 | 4275375 Mad Mohel
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Who the fuck are you? That's why it's free. Your shit belongs to them. They are only kind enough to let you play with it for a little.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:13 | 4275387 Hedgetard55
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Sad to say you are correct.


"All your shit are belong to me".

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:37 | 4275328 Angus McHugepenis
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During this festive season, I carefully placed all my WB7 art under my chair (no time to cut down a tree) and I'm like an excited child as I look at all the wonderful gifts I bought myself that keep on giving.

Best to all of you BitCheZ!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:45 | 4275336 adr
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On the way to my parents I got to drive through Beachwood Ohio and see all the angry Jews pissed because everything is closed. 

That happens when the stores and restaurants in the Jewish neighborhood employ Christian wage slaves that get one day off. Or at least half a day.

At least a few delis are open.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:51 | 4275352 drunkenlout
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"Hey little girl, absolutely free, just sign here."  Ben Wanker collecting for the Salacious Army.


Wed, 12/25/2013 - 14:55 | 4275360 buzzsaw99
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joo banker satan claws: steal from the poor, give to the uber-rich

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:08 | 4275378 kchrisc
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The irony is that "free money" is really your money stolen and given to the the 'connected' ones.


"As the value of the dollar goes down the value of guillotines goes up"

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 00:57 | 4276176 cynicalskeptic
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in an economy with continually increasing amounts of of fiat currency, the value of any TANGIBLE asset increases when measured in that currency.  Go long PM's, food, medical supplies and ammo...... and find a deep dark cave to hide in.  One of those old missle silos converted to housing is looking might attractive right now.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:13 | 4275384 ebworthen
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He should be standing in front of 200 West Street, NY (Goldman Sachs Headquarters) with the head squid Lloyd Blankfein grabbing cash to stuff in his pockets.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 15:33 | 4275418 moneybots
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Savers got a lump of coal.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 16:20 | 4275501 Colonel Klink
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They didn't even get something useful like coal, they just got the LUMP!

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 19:20 | 4275724 Papasmurf
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Savers are taking their lumps.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 17:02 | 4275559 U4 eee aaa
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China gets the lump of coal

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 18:11 | 4275640 Colonel Klink
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China got the US treasuries.  Not even as useful as coal, I'd take the value in coal instead.  Much more useful than paper backed by a lying government.  That's as good as money.  -Lloyd, Dumb & Dumber

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 19:18 | 4275725 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Who downvoted that? Fuck, this site is overrun with ESPNdiots. Let me break this down into ESPN speak.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 19:56 | 4275768 Colonel Klink
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I have my own special brand of retards who down vote me for no good reason.  I think we know who "they" are.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 01:03 | 4276185 cynicalskeptic
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China has managed to turn many of those paper $US into very real tangible assets - Australian mining companies, farmland in Africa, long term energy contracts with the 'Stans- no to mention thousands of tonnes of gold and silver - all courtesy of an otherwise surplus rural population put to work in factories provided by WESTERN corporations. And yes, some of that has been converted to 'coal' - much of that mined right her in the US.

Even at 'cheapest pay rates on the planet' (no longer true) these children of peasants generated a huge trade surpluc for China and allowed their parent company to buy up hard assets it could never afford otherwise. China has also spent a good deal buying friends and influencing governments all over the world - whie the US blew trillions and STILL couldn't manage to loot Iraq and Afghanistan at the point of a gun.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 17:03 | 4275558 U4 eee aaa
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Not a minimum net worth. You just need a membership card

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 17:33 | 4275586 Colonel Klink
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And by membership card you mean a dual citizenship passport to a small middle eastern county, right?

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 02:08 | 4276254 U4 eee aaa
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No, no. I mean special membership into the Fed's inner circle of banksters in order to get the special deal on that said free money

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 17:23 | 4275578 Save_America1st
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I hope the "artist" is reading this on ZH today. 

I guess he hasn't yet figured out the difference between what money and currency is.  

But nice try though.  Not very worthy of the ZH crowd though in my opinion.   

Here's a wake up crash course.  Draw some cartoons after you watch all the episodes, buddy.


Wed, 12/25/2013 - 17:32 | 4275588 Lore
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There are some places where "Al Qaeda" will never drive a truck full of explosives.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 17:41 | 4275601 Crusader79
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Zero Hedge readers lost a fortune this year. Sorry.

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 07:42 | 4276428 2bit Hoarder
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Why would you say that?  The prevailing theme at ZH for quite some time has been to BTFD.  Recognizing the rigged market for what it is does not mean we're not taking advantage of it.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 19:31 | 4275741 expiredeternity
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No Virgina, that's for the 1%'ers, we don't get any of that.

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 19:34 | 4275742 krispkritter
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I want to replace the term, FUBAR(Fucked Up Beyond All Recognition) with the official ZH term, FUBEN(Fuck U Ben, Economic Nihilist).

To get wishy-washy:

A Christmas Wish

What do I want for Christmas?

Nothing to buy, nothing to sell.  

Family gatherings. Laughter. Music.  

Multitudes of happy children, warm and fed.  

An end to the current war, and to all wars.  

Water in the well, food on the table.  

Companionship for the lonely.  Solitude for those in search of calm.  

Understanding for the prisoner.  Compassion for those who judge.  

Strength for the belittled.   Comfort for the torn.    

Truth instead of lies.   Generosity instead of greed.  

Knowledge instead of fear.   Modesty instead of arrogance.  

An open heart, an open mind.   To follow Life where it leads,  

With gratitude for hard times   And what they teach,  

And, when good times come,   To pass them on for others to enjoy. - William Michaelian 

To add to that: Physical instead of Fiat.  Self-reliance instead of self-indulgence. Family instead of Facebook.  Reality instead of Reality shows. Community instead of Community Organizer.  


Wed, 12/25/2013 - 22:50 | 4275990 StychoKiller
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That reminds me:  Get thee hence and relieve some suffering:

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 20:58 | 4275863 JailBanksters
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Free Money is NOT for the Working Class, it's only for people of a certain Reliious Persuasion and in the Banking/Credit Industry. The Working Class has to buy the Free Money + Interest.

To be correct, the sign should say: Free Money for Sale, will accept Cash, Visa, AMEX



Wed, 12/25/2013 - 21:38 | 4275910 hoist the bs flag
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this is why we cant have nice things...

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 11:20 | 4276695 gina distrusts gov
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Merry commercialmass and a happy bankrupcy to all

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