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With the wild world of central bankers full of double-speak, counter-factuals and well-chosen anecdotes, statements of questionable sanity are not difficult to find. However, Dennis Lockhart, who has already done his optimistic economic damage to stocks this morning just outdid himself. Speaking in his home town, the Atlanta Fed President stated confidently in the Q&A after his speech:

“One of the stupidest things a central banker could do is comment on the stock market."

Then added:

The stock market is not "a bubble in any way"

"Stupid" indeed, Mr Lockhart...

 

 


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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:05 | Link to Comment redpill
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Can someone please tell this guy to shut the fuck up?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:06 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Reminds me of fake libertarians proclaiming the silver market is rigged and then getting excited when the fake silver price rallies.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:09 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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One has to honestly wonder if this is all an open joke when contrary comments like these are made by the same individual in quick succession.

Then again, I often underestimate the depth of their stupidity & incompetency.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:18 | Link to Comment max2205
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Thet will say anything to keep rates down

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:26 | Link to Comment FL_Conservative
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No they say things like this because they think they're the smartest people around.....which is exactly why they always fail.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:29 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:15 | Link to Comment superflex
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Same old broken rhetoric from our NSA troll, Fonestar.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:22 | Link to Comment fonestar
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You pathetic fraud.  Any enemy of Satoshi is the bankster's friend and tool.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:26 | Link to Comment Richard Chesler
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Climate changers been doing this for years...

“We don’t really know the mechanism. It’s a mystery to us right now,”

AND

“There is definite climate change happening in the Arctic,”

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/highly_reactive_molecular_chlorin...

Tue, 01/14/2014 - 01:31 | Link to Comment Doña K
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Maybe he was trying to give us a hint with sarcasm

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:21 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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Who is Satoshi?  Nobody knows!  How can he have any friends or enemies? 

He's NOT REAL!!!  Sorta like his imaginary creation, bitcoin.  None of it is real.

Disclaimor:  I wish all the luck in the world to those who wish to break the corrupt systems of tyranny we now face.  All the same, I feel bitcoin is not going to be a useful tool in the endeavor.  In fact, I fear it may turn out to be a tool of tyranny used like a trojan horse against my friends of liberty. 

With that said, dabble away.  I would not and could not ever advise anyone to "invest" in bitcoin or anything that is not tangible.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:46 | Link to Comment Hopeless for Change
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They are not "failing" at all:  They are successfully stealing all the money in the country right in front of our eyes.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:38 | Link to Comment Hooter Shaker
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I would not want to be a young "up and coming" central banker.  These fuckers' days are numbered and when the music stops, everyone is going to be pissed.........and they're going to be looking for who caused this mess.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:39 | Link to Comment fonestar
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My boss is a Japanese cryptographer and bitbrother fonestar is here to spread his word and gospel.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:47 | Link to Comment jcaz
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Yeah, you don't sound like a Moonie anymore, nah.......

Scientology just called, foney-  they want their rant back....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:20 | Link to Comment superflex
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I hear Comet ISON will be making it's debut soon.

Have you ordered your cyanide yet Foneystar

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:33 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Anyone opposing Bitcoin is essentially working with the enemy and deserves to be executed.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:46 | Link to Comment akak
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Anyone pumping bitcoin is a minion of Beelzebub and deserves to be blockchained to demon Satoshi, seducer of the goldbugs, in a pool of fiery molten brimstone for all eternity.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:40 | Link to Comment max2205
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Where is the fed? This market is gonna tank

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:38 | Link to Comment NihilistZero
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Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:44 | Link to Comment caShOnlY
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Then again, I often underestimate the depth of their stupidity & incompetency..

I don't believe they are stupid nor incompetant.  They are the guardians of the greed of the last 30 years. 

They in in so deep over their pea brained heads they don't have a fucking clue what to say next.  Look at Bernanke's 2 60 minute interviews where in one he admits to "money printing" and the next he denies it!! 

I've told many around me, to much disdain and ridicule, that when they finally lose control it will be sudden and immediate.  To many it will be like waking up in a living nightmare.   Total and complete collapse, overnight!!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 23:04 | Link to Comment TheReplacement
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"Then again, I often underestimate the depth of their stupidity & incompetency."

And yet there he is making big bucks, big decisions, and big pronouncements while the rest of us just complain about how stupid and incompetent he is.  Hmm, maybe you MISunderestimate his intelligence and competency.  Perhaps, all is going according to plan but you are such a speck on the ass of the plan that you don't comprehend that there is a plan much less what that plan means for you.

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:09 | Link to Comment SmackDaddy
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is stupidest even a fucking word?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:13 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Yes.

So is 'unpossible', which is the word I was thinking of when I read the article.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:10 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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you keep talking phonestar. "you da man."

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:10 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Reminds me of people that say Bitcoin is the way of the future without understanding how fragile the information age is with government kill switches, government hacking, and precarious power systems.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:12 | Link to Comment fonestar
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The information age is far from fragile.  It's about the most solid thing in existence.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:18 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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I wouldn't expect you to feel any other way as your entire existence is at stake

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:34 | Link to Comment fonestar
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The information age is an epochal change.  The United States can fall into some misanthropic stacker WROL fantasy and it will not hurt technology, it will not make clocks tick backwards.  People are going to have a great time.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:53 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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I take it when you hear the term 'Dark Ages' you can only think of the 2003 Blackout.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:00 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Hate to break it to you, but when you're out SHTF'ing in your bunker the Bitcoiners are gonna be having a great party somewhere on planet Earth.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:05 | Link to Comment akak
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You are undoubtedly virtually correct.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:10 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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Not to worry, my bunker is fully stocked with popcorn to watch you guys scramble to access your virtual assets in your virtual wallets to buy physical goods. 

Never mind that if the SHTF, that the Chinese are ready to detonate a high atmospheric nuke over the US as a last ‘fuck you’

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:26 | Link to Comment fonestar
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You're so heavily invested in your fantasies that you're delusional.  Sure the United States will become a shithole after the dollar collapse.  Doesn't mean I have to live there or visit there.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:37 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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...cause it's not like we're the largest food exporter, nor have the largest concentration of fresh water....oh wait.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:40 | Link to Comment fonestar
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Played out called for you... he wants his "oh wait" comment back.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Dewey Cheatum Howe
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You think for a second the military doesn't weapons trained at every single chinese satellite in the sky and a whole shield set up to shoot them suckers out of the sky across the whole world at every military base or at least a locally with a large enough range to minimize that sort of attack? Star Wars is more of a reality than people know....... Air dominance doesn't just apply to the lower atmosphere anymore.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:22 | Link to Comment akak
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I take it when you hear the term 'Dark Ages' you can only think of the 2003 Blackout.

I highly doubt that his historical perspective goes even that far back.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:18 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Don't go trying to pick up bitcoins before the steamroller.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:58 | Link to Comment akak
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No problem --- one can always just stop it by throwing the blockchain in its path.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:19 | Link to Comment Popo
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The 50% chain-rewrite threshold on BTC holdings was almost crossed last week. That would have allowed a complete redistribution of the chain by the majority holder. Bitheads tried their hardest to bury the significance of that moment but needless to say their supposedly secure store of currency was literally moments away from being totally stealable.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:50 | Link to Comment Saro
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Correction: A 51% attack would not allow bitcoins to be stolen or the blockchain to be re-arranged.  At worst, it might allow the organization controlling that much hashing power to double spend once in a while, but that seems highly dubious in and of itself, since anything expensive enough to be worth going through the trouble of double-spending is likely to be of a nature easily reposessed by an irate seller.

They already have a solution to the centralization of mining anyway: look up p2pool.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 19:14 | Link to Comment caShOnlY
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The information age is far from fragile.  It's about the most solid thing in existence.

If I had a sledge hammer and your computer I would prove you wrong.  I'd even toss your head in there just to show you the sledge hammer was real.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:26 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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There have been a metric shit ton of people who have told all of them to shut the fuck up.  They don't listen, all they do is tell lies.  It's their job.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:47 | Link to Comment vxpatel
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kill them all.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:40 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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"Can someone please tell this guy to shut the fuck up?"

Why? Keeping guys like this talking is the best way to pop the people's bubble of denial. If not for the people(who are taking a paycheck from this guy in one form or another) then at least their kids. They are the ones who will one day announce that the Emperor has no clothes

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:05 | Link to Comment AlaricBalth
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Stupid is as stupid does.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:08 | Link to Comment Hippocratic Oaf
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They will only realize it's a bubble when it 'pops'

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:12 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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it has already. the stock market is where liquidity comes from? REALLY? How so?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:06 | Link to Comment jubber
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well he is doing quite well to tank the market today

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:06 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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And another one is debt monetization.............

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:07 | Link to Comment pleseus
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Something Nancy Pelosi would do.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:08 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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The stupidest thing a central banker can say is, the truth.  It'd ruin their way of life.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:09 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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"Stupid is as stupid does." - Forrest Gump Lockhart

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:14 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Was about to type just that.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:13 | Link to Comment 29.5 hours
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You know, back in the old days it took refinement and education to recognize and suitably expose the hypocrisy and irony in the public statements of our governing class.

Now, they slap you in the face and say "look, peons, I am a liar and hypocrite--whatcha gonna to do about it?"

 

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:16 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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It does smack a bit of them strutting around naked in a crowded room, daring anyone to say anything.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:14 | Link to Comment Peter Pan
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I can just see this fellow making love to his wife.

One slip of the tongue and he will be eating sh%#.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:18 | Link to Comment Skin666
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What a dumbass!

 

Tyler(s), I hope you're keeping a TIMESTAMPED LOG of all these bullshit fuckwit banksters statements, so we can shove them straight down their throats when this baby blows...

 

This is gonna be so funny!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:22 | Link to Comment MFLTucson
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Next to their balance sheet it is not a bubble!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:25 | Link to Comment The Reich
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Give him a mike and let him chatter

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:29 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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They should have named him Clownfart!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:32 | Link to Comment Frank N. Beans
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so they can manipulate the markets, they just can't talk about the markets

got it

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:36 | Link to Comment thtmnbhndthecrtn
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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:40 | Link to Comment DOGGONE
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You can see why real asset price charts are rarely shown!
http://www.showrealhist.com/RHandRD.html

ZH -- Solve the shortage with ongoing apparence, please!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:52 | Link to Comment F em all but 6
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And all a central banker needs is the backing of government to weaponize that idiocy.

 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:38 | Link to Comment Sufiy
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Dr Paul Craigs Roberts talks about all markets being manipulated and presents the big picture of the Gold market and ongoing QE by the FED. Gold price action became the threat to the FED's policies and Gold was smashed down to preserve the status quo and save US Dollar. Markets can not be manipulated forever and now we have the situation when bullion goes to the East and to China particularly with the very dear geopolitical consequences. There is no recovery in U.S. economy and there is no Jobs creation - we would like to mention that this interview was recorded before yesterday disaster with Jobs numbers of only 74k being created and collapse in labour participation numbers.

http://sufiy.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/dr-paul-craig-roberts-if-currency.ht...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:41 | Link to Comment U4 eee aaa
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"The stock market is not "a bubble in any way""

Forward looking statements....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:48 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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These stumble bums are just like the guys over at NSA:  Lots of cool sounding tools but nothing to show for it.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!