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The Farce Is Complete: Blythe Masters Joining CFTC

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We thought today's newsflow and "market action" ranked pretty high on the absurd surrealism scale. And then we saw this.

  • BLYTHE MASTERS TO JOIN CFTC GLOBAL MARKETS COMMITTEE
  • JPMORGAN’S BLYTHE MASTERS TO JOIN CFTC ADVISORY COMMITTEE
  • CFTC SPOKESMAN COMMENTS ON BLYTHE MASTERS JOINING COMMITTEE

That's right - you read it correct: "Blythe Masters, head of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s commodities division, is joining an advisory committee of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, said Steve Adamske, a spokesman for the regulator. Masters, 44, was invited by acting Chairman Mark Wetjen to sit on a global markets committee at the Washington-based regulator of futures and swaps, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. Masters is scheduled to participate in a CFTC meeting on Feb. 12 to discuss cross-border guidance on rules, the person said."

Ok - ignore, if you will, all alegations about Blythe Masters "interventions" in the precious metals markets.

But don't ignore Blythe's CNBC interview in which the soon to be former JPMorganite said, days before the London Whale fiasco was exposed and so were JPM's attempts to corner the bond market, that JPM has "offsetting positions. We have no stake in whether prices rise or decline. Rather we're running a flat or relatively flat matched book" - a statement that was a bold faced lie, and was followed up with "what is commonly out there is that JPMorgan is manipulating the metals market. It's not part of our business model. it would be wrong and we don't do it."

No, Blythe had much greater manipulative ambitions, namely becoming the next Enron, which we learned after than the FERC fined JPMorgan - and the group ran by Blythe Masters - for manipulating electricity prices in California and other states.

Fast forward to today when we learn that this certified commodity market manipulator just got a job with none other than the head commodity regulators in the US?

In other words, you too can get a job at the CFTC if only you can answer yes to the following two questions (h/t Manal):

  • Has your bank manipulated energy markets under your watch, and
  • Have you been found guilty of commodity price manipulation

We could ask what Elizabeth Warren would think about this hilarious rotating door out of the most punished for its legal transgressions bank - with about $25 billion in legal fees, expenses and settlement charges - the same Warren who earlier today was parading with pandering populism at the Senate hearing, as a result of which nothing would change...

 

... but we won't. Because as we noted: nothing will ever change. Actually correction - now it will be Blythe Masters on top of the one regulators that is supposed to enforce a fair, honest and efficient commodities market.

It's almost as if they are explicitly telling the handful of people who still care about this entire charade a resounding "fuck you."

 

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Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:53 | 4409245 buzzsaw99
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OMFG I'M SO SHOCKED /end sarcasm

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:58 | 4409266 kliguy38
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"and they dare call it a conspiracy".....bwaaaaaaaaa

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:00 | 4409275 DoChenRollingBearing
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Physical gold & silver.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:04 | 4409295 TruthInSunshine
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Short the Onion, because no one could make this shit up if it is true.

This is nothing short of an open declaration of war on anyone who believes silver (or anything inherent value) > paper fiat.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:04 | 4409301 knukles
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So much for any gold and silver manipulation investigations making it to US shores
Jamie's Inside Job

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:05 | 4409307 SilverIsKing
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She is the best person for the "job."

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:08 | 4409319 Thought Processor
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And the Human Race has just gone Full Retard.

 

Nice job people.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:11 | 4409340 SafelyGraze
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corzine for president

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:22 | 4409383 Keyser
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Yep, no need to hide the manipulation any longer, so they thumb their nose at investors and give us a hardy hi-ho and a fucku2. 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:26 | 4409400 john39
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The Onion once again relegated to redundancy by the "real" world.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:25 | 4409406 Four chan
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id like to see her naked shorts, now that naked shorting is fully backed by the culprits.

gold to zero?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:35 | 4409445 nope-1004
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PROOF WE HAVE ZERO REGULATION and 100% MANIPULATION.

F'n witch.

 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:36 | 4409460 tickhound
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It's like promoting Tony Soprano to NJ State Police Chief.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:44 | 4409496 john39
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in truth, its probably a positive development if true.  the system is crushing itself.  when the level of fraud reaches ludicrous level, the game is almost over.   I'm not sure what these criminals have planned, but it must be something awful if they think than can shove this down the population's throat. 

otherwise, they have gone mad to the extent that they can't even see the danger to themselves building...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:50 | 4409526 666
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News like this used to shock me and get me upset. Now I've gotten used to the massive corruption in the USSA and would be more surprised to find out she was punished instead of rewarded.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:59 | 4409561 HyBrasilian
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I'd still f*** her in the @ss [with fonestar's dick]...

 

Then again ~ that might not hurt too much.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:23 | 4409633 AL_SWEARENGEN
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So Elke Koenig and Blythe Masters will be going head to head?  That would be interesting.  Or maybe the Lipstick Mafia has already got to them both.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:47 | 4409747 HoofHearted
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You people have it all wrong. They got the biggest criminal out there to investigate the criminals because she knows all the criminal tricks. 

Nope, can't even write it with a straight face. Wouldn't pass my smell test...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:08 | 4409830 Supernova Born
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Suppression is a gift for those wise enough to avail themselves of it.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:14 | 4409845 sunaJ
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I seem to be having trouble finding the source for this?  Took a spin around the business media and didn't see anything.  All the links to this post are to the same or older ZH posts.  Tyler? 

 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:32 | 4410379 rocker
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Type her name on YouTube and it's the first one up. She does reference recent events of JPM in 2013 in video.  

Can't be that old. YouTube put up today. Surely, you understand the present media outlets are paid to shun her.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 23:19 | 4410501 Soul Glow
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Blythe - derivative manipulator extreme - the name will forever live in infamy.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 23:25 | 4410512 macholatte
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“Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote.”


-- Benjamin Franklin

 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 23:26 | 4410519 Soul Glow
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I'll have a beer.

- Ben Franklin

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 23:36 | 4410541 Big Slick
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Elizabeth Warren - There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. ... You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:16 | 4410746 eatthebanksters
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To Elizabeth Warren:  Isn't that why I pay taxes?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 03:22 | 4410862 fuu
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Fuck you Blythe!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 07:43 | 4411003 GetZeeGold
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"By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes."

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:47 | 4411070 kralizec
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Rough beast slouching...

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:14 | 4411026 Lumberjack
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Blythe Masters, Queen Bee of the Carbon Tax:

 

http://www.epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Files.View&FileSto...

 

 

 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 09:06 | 4411091 GetZeeGold
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Bitch gets around.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 07:53 | 4411010 samcontrol
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who is the only idiot giving down arrows just for the fuck of it ?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:15 | 4411025 GetZeeGold
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We call him the lone junkster.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:21 | 4409630 WillyGroper
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Kinda telling the placing of females in these positions.

The big setup.

Can they keep it going until the Hill gets voted in?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 23:30 | 4410526 Soul Glow
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I agree in the cases of Hillary, LaGarde, and Ol' Yeller.  With Blythe it is more of a matter of her behind the scenes skills.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 23:32 | 4410535 MisterMousePotato
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All these comments below? (It's like Tony Soprano being made Chief of the New Jersey State Police, etc.?)

Uh ... anyone ever hear of Timothy Geitner? Charles Rangel? Marion Barry? Alcee Hastings?

Give me a break.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:16 | 4410743 eatthebanksters
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I'd still bang her if I was wearing my beer goggles...

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:27 | 4410759 Crash Overide
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So wait this is the start of the take down right? The one where Blythe & JPM are guilty of many crimes and the DOJ knows it so they put her on the CFTC board to you know tell them exactly what has been going on so they can unwind this thing and free the market and end the manipulation so all can trade freely in such a glorious manor right...? Please tell me it is so...? Scumbag bankers going to jail soon...?

I mean this is so crazy it has to be unicorns right?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 04:00 | 4410882 limit_less
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Crash - I think your words are worth repeating

"they put her on the CFTC board to you know, tell them exactly what has been going on so they can unwind this thing "

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:22 | 4409634 tickhound
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This appointment isn't a "development" .. Nor is it a sign of the times. This is TYPICAL. This IS how things work. This is how things are done. It's FAMILY.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 23:48 | 4410566 Lore
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Inside humor: Name cards that begin with "Honorable."  HAHAHAHA!

"How Did It Come To This?"

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:43 | 4409497 ParkAveFlasher
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This just in, Tony Soprano promoted to NJ State Police Chief.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:08 | 4411023 GetZeeGold
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Does this mean the CFTC will be conducting human sacrifices in public now?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:42 | 4409468 Muddy1
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@Four Chan,

Speaking of naked shorts,

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:26 | 4409411 TeamDepends
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May the farce be with you

(like a cheap fucking suit)

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:26 | 4409410 machineh
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Bernie Madoff for Treasury secretary!

Every man a billionaire (on paper).

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:53 | 4410030 Al Gorerhythm
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Corzine for Treasury Secretary.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:54 | 4410788 prains
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Please don't forgert Blythe is a stand in Bum model for Warren at photo shoots.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:21 | 4409381 Dr. Engali
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And you never go full retard.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:30 | 4409425 NoDebt
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Forget full retard.  I'm going full-long on EVERYTHING.  These fucking bastards are NEVER going to lose control of this.  I'm putting my money the same place they're putting theirs.  It'll help offset the ass-raping I take on everything I have to buy at the store or the gas pump (commodities of all kinds).

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:29 | 4409434 f16hoser
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YOU'VE GOT TO BE FUCKING KIDDING ME? FUCK ME SIDEWAYS!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:34 | 4409449 NoDebt
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Remember the Seinfeld episode where George starts doing everything that's the OPPOSITE of what he thinks he should do... and becomes wildly successful?

Like that.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:40 | 4409485 TeamDepends
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Can you imagine being her wife?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:10 | 4409837 NoDebt
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I can't even imagine that circle of hell.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 13:24 | 4412208 DYS
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Would smash.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:07 | 4409584 Kassandra
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Just when I think it can't get any weirder...it does.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:16 | 4411029 GetZeeGold
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I'd call Dr. Hunter S Thompson for advice....but it got so weird for him he committed suicide.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 03:56 | 4410880 limit_less
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This is good news.

These guys have run out of puppets to put in these positions.

Either they cant find people that will sell out to get ahead

or

They cant find anyone they trust anymore.

Either way, when they are forced to take these public positions they become more exposed

Which has to be a good thing.

Having said all that it could also mean that it does not matter what anyone thinks anymore, they have become gods among men...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:26 | 4409322 TruthInSunshine
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Garbage man, bartender, lawyer… CFTC commissioner? Meet Mark Wetjen

By Brian Scheid | July 22, 2011 12:43 PM

He’s worked as a garbage man, lawyer and bartender, but despite being called one of the most popular aides in the US Senate, little is known away from Capitol Hill about the man who will likely become the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s newest commissioner.

Anyone that had hopes for revealing insight on Mark Wetjen, Obama’s pick to be the next CFTC commissioner, during this week’s Senate confirmation hearing was probably left somewhat disappointed.

http://blogs.platts.com/2011/07/22/garbage_man_bar/

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:09 | 4409597 walküre
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He's one of us /sarc

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:18 | 4409881 Race Car Driver
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Study. You too can be wildly successful.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00 | 4409556 Whalley World
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Actually, she would be an awesome spokesperson for Tepco. What radiation?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 02:51 | 4410835 Kelley
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Excellent use of quotation marks.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:27 | 4409419 texas sandman
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So, if she married Norman Bates she'd be Blythe Masters- Bates. Would she be hands on?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:51 | 4409757 logicalman
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Might be a few other 'jobs' happening!

 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:13 | 4409354 F.A. Hayek
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If I worked at The Onion, I would post this real story as a parody - now that would be some funny shit!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 08:19 | 4411030 GetZeeGold
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Like anyone would believe that...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:16 | 4409612 Cursive
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@TiS

Speaking of The Onion, I think the Tylers may have inadvertantly disclosed why Blythe Masters is where she is

now it will be Blythe Masters on top of the one regulators

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:04 | 4409303 jcaz
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This chick is fuckin' Lucifer- can't even burn her at the stake...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:16 | 4409617 HyBrasilian
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We'll build a bridge out of her!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:32 | 4409700 Greenskeeper_Carl
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So if she weighs the same as a duck??....

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:41 | 4409729 The 22nd Prime
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“She turned me into a newt. But I got better...”

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:53 | 4410218 XitSam
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Wanna bet? I'll take either side of the bet and then we'll test it out.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:32 | 4409439 Stoploss
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Yep, now the paper holders get torched...

Lots of the con critters hold that worthless shit too.  LOL!!!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:22 | 4410340 FredFlintstone
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Let me hear your body talk, body talk.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:03 | 4409297 Canadian Dirtlump
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This one is actually shark jumping, over the fucking top, in your face bullshit. Just think, if the blonde bombshell Chilton had not left, he would be her co worker LOL. This is a rub it in our faces, they won so fuck you appointment.

 

In other news, for a number of years instead of counting sheep when I can't sleep I go through the process of imaging political / business / wall street crooks being hanged. Blythe is always part of the lineup.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:27 | 4409408 James-Morrison
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What's next?

This is like Al Capone for Head of the FBI.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:30 | 4409437 machineh
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And Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in charge of Homeland Security.

Anything is possible now, my brothers!


Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:49 | 4409519 ParkAveFlasher
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I wanna say something funny, but my first thought is to sell my stack.  Nah, fuck that, these clowns won't live forever.  GOLD, BITCHEZ!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:15 | 4409608 Canadian Dirtlump
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perversely the muslim brotherhood is alive and well in DHS LOL.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:55 | 4410231 XitSam
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Just wait until Obama "deems" that Hillary is the next prez. For the good of the country of course.  That is only if he doesn't crown himself as emperor.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 23:53 | 4410576 Lore
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...Or HOMELAND SECURITY in charge of "homeland security"...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:33 | 4409440 NoDebt
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When they're asking the drug dealers to help clean up the streets because they understand that world better than anyone else, you might start to have an inkling that you've been sold out.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:46 | 4409514 HardAssets
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Corzine to be appointed as Treasury Sec

"WTF - screw the dumb tax & debt serfs" was the explanation.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:50 | 4409525 Al Capowned
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News just in , I just got offered to be head of the FBI !

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:00 | 4409559 DirkDiggler11
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The Boston Strangler running a massage parlor is about on par with this appointment,
You now how i say FUCK YOU to the CFTC ?
I order another Monster Box of ASE's from Gainesville coins and keep on stackin'.

NO, FUCK YOU CFTC ! My STACK IS BIGGER THAN BLYTHE's

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:28 | 4409665 cynicalskeptic
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But when their stack of PAPER gold and silver weighs more than your stack of PHYSICAL gold and silver........  (and continues to be worth far more)

 

It's hard to beat TPTB in BIZARROWORLD - God knows they've kept kicking the can down the road longer than I ever thought possible.  Nonetheless, the housing market DID implode, the dotcom market DID eventually blow up.... all bubbles eventually burst and the bigger they get the worse the collapse.  Glad I'm nearing the end of my life 'cause this is going to be really really messy.  Past history says we're in for WWIII or an attempt at totalitarianism followed by a Civil War

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:00 | 4410051 sgorem
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+1 'SKEPTIC. DITTO HERE........

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:27 | 4409660 WillyGroper
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J. Edgar Hoover & the defense of marriage act. 

 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 02:12 | 4410808 SokPOTUS
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Shark jumping is not prosecuting Jon Corzine because he was formerly a U.S. Senator and Governor; and those folks just don't go to jail (unless you're a little weasel from Illinois and might have the goods on Oblammy)...

This is yanking the shark out of the water and shoving it fin first up our collective asses.

 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:22 | 4409382 Bokkenrijder
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Asking the fox to guard the hen house...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:36 | 4409459 The Fonz
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How is this even possible? It seems like my entire perception of what America is just shifted. This is the most corrupt act I have seen in my country in my lifetime. How can we not fail if these are the choices of those in power?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:15 | 4409606 Papasmurf
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America has already failed.

 

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 03:04 | 4410848 BlackChicken
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Papa, America has died; it's like weekend at Bernie's.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:58 | 4409786 logicalman
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It's almost as if TPTB are taking the piss - just because they can!

One day (soon, I hope) the bastards will go too far.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:08 | 4409528 Millivanilli
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The FDA just named Jeffrey Dahmer head of meat inspection.   

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:31 | 4409693 WillyGroper
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John Wayne Gacy appointed to counsel the 400 wayward priests.

Ted Bundy head of womens protective services.

Lizzy Borden to senior care.

Jim Jones to sugar free soft drink division of FDA.

 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:01 | 4409566 booboo
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Turd Ferguson gonna have a heart attack when he see this.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:02 | 4409569 BandGap
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This is a GOOD thing. She is KNOWN, she has a HISTORY, she is not INVISIBLE.

Did anyone one this board really thing this appointment would be anything but what they are witnessing? Please, it is best to KNOW.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:37 | 4410765 Crash Overide
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Honestly I didn't think they would go that far...  then again has anything made sense lately?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 02:18 | 4410811 SokPOTUS
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No, BeeGee; you're wrong.

This means that they think that they're *so* immune from consequence that they can do *anything* with no blowback.

And why not?  So far, they have endured no consequence.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:18 | 4409618 ich1baN
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Somehow I think the last laugh will be on Blythe and JPM. Just be patient my fellow fighters.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:34 | 4409702 geologyguy
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What a damn shitstorm. 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:00 | 4409791 Silver Bully
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'OMFG I'M SO SHOCKED'

Someone get me some oxygen, i can't stop laughing at this headline. The Onion can't write this well.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:25 | 4409921 Hayabusa
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I'm confused.  I'd prefer to simply engage in a barter system and trade goods, PM's, etc., and simply cut the fiat, manipulators, etc., out of the equation.  Screw them!  They only run the monetary system, manipulate commodities, etc., if sheeple allow them to do so.  Cut the middle men out and trade directly with other like-minded individuals.  Hell, I'll take silver and gold for my products/services over fiat anyday of the week.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 22:55 | 4410430 Hayabusa
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I'm confused.  I'd prefer to simply engage in a barter system and trade goods, PM's, etc., and simply cut the fiat, manipulators, etc., out of the equation.  Screw them!  They only run the monetary system, manipulate commodities, etc., if sheeple allow them to do so.  Cut the middle men out and trade directly with other like-minded individuals.  Hell, I'll take silver and gold for my products/services over fiat anyday of the week.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 14:01 | 4412385 NO SOLICITING
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Now, that would be nice.  How is the gubment going to give away all the monies and services to the people if we Bartered? With over 40% not paying taxes, but having the ability to vote, the cycle will continue and even build more momentum.  Why work when the "stuff" is free? Anyone else getting tired of pulling the wagon?

 We have become numb to crazy ideas like said article.  You know "the frog in the pan of water" approach.  That is what is happening. The water is getting hotter and hotter people, and nothing is being done about it. TPTB are testing to see how far the envelope can be pushed.

Keep stackin' my friends.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 00:03 | 4410602 The Dunce
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Blythe is a cunt.  So why lose any sleep over her.  Word to your mother.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 02:18 | 4410804 SokPOTUS
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Thanks for the C Word.  Someone had to go there.  Are you Blythe's Mom?

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 02:05 | 4410798 Catalonian Capi...
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She didn't accept my LinkedIn request. :/ #NoNewFriends :/

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:17 | 4411658 HardAssets
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According to Bloomberg this morning (Feb 7), Ms Masters is withdrawing from the CFTC advisory committee - - - but they are putting another JPM bankster in her place.

The 'ZH Effect" ?  

Who knows - - - its possible.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:56 | 4409247 Xibalba
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Is this a joke?

I guess we can say that the Presidents Working Group has 'many hats' 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:04 | 4409268 Deathrips
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Are you fucking Kidding me....??? What the hell.

 

Dont wonder why theres no accountability..its all a lie.

 

RIPS

 

I hope blythes punishment is a team of drunk wild mules on viagra...one can dream! Wouldnt even be close to retribution to watch her get fucked to death.

 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:26 | 4409414 john39
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are certain she wouldn't enjoy that sort of thing?  i mean, after all, these satanists are pretty sick.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:58 | 4409272 SAT 800
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It does seem like a joke. I don't think it's going to create much confidence in the Futures Business. You sure don't need crazy comedy novels anymore; just the news anouncements are frequently breathtaking. I really don't know what to say about this; "It shows very poor judgement", ?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:04 | 4409300 Uber Vandal
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What future?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:07 | 4409312 knukles
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Confidence in the commodities business.

Hah ha ha ha ha ha ha

And to think that 20 years ago we thought it was sketchy...

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 02:06 | 4410801 SokPOTUS
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Looks like he's got Workin' Girls now, too...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:54 | 4409251 Bay of Pigs
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Break out the red wig and big floppy shoes...

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:01 | 4409282 kliguy38
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no shit......just reminding the peeps they don't give a flying foch what we know or what we think.......

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:24 | 4409395 TheFourthStooge-ing
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They're not even trying to pretend anymore.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:28 | 4409426 chunga
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I wonder how the Romans felt.

This is so bad it's actually embarassing.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:40 | 4409724 WillyGroper
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How long before the awakened become unhinged?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 20:12 | 4409846 DaddyO
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Most of the awakened are already unhinged, this just fuels the swing.

Better go long anything...

DaddyO

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:38 | 4409466 lotsoffun
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did gary gensler ever have lunch with jonnie corzine?  come on.  it's all rigged.

 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:56 | 4409252 Tsunami Wave
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This charade is almost a sight to behold.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:54 | 4409254 BullyBearish
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Totally Un-Unbelievable

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:57 | 4409258 Doode
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Smart and sexy - what else do you want from CFTC?

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:38 | 4409461 NoDebt
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An occasional nod towards something at least masquerading as integrity?

Sorry, I just started laughing uncontrollably after I typed that.

Carry on.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:57 | 4409260 BeetleBailey
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Un-be-fucking-lievable.

 

This cunt ought to taken out and shot - then hanged - then stabbed - then strangled - then burned at the stake....

Then thrown off a cliff - still burning

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:57 | 4410252 XitSam
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You forgot drawn and quartered. And the four parts sent to the corners of the kingdom.

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 00:50 | 4410698 Al Gorerhythm
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One has to maintain a semblence of civility.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:58 | 4409261 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Fuck you Blythe!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:58 | 4409262 alien-IQ
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jesus fuckin christ...it never ends.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:34 | 4409448 machineh
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Now you understand what 'the most transparent administration in history' really meant.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:41 | 4409481 resurger
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facepalm, fuck that bitch!

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 01:45 | 4410779 Crash Overide
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I mean do you think they are all standing around with their thumbs up each others asses congratulating one another on the job well done...?

I am beginning to think they believe their own bullshit...  oh boy are they in for a rude awakening and their fucking position won't matter this time.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:58 | 4409263 LawsofPhysics
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Oh that's rich.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:13 | 4409356 MsCreant
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She's richer than you.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:32 | 4409443 nope-1004
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She's pure evil. 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:59 | 4409793 logicalman
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I'm sure Pure Evil will deny it!

 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 21:57 | 4410257 XitSam
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Blythe gives Pure Evil a good name.

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:40 | 4409473 SilverFish
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That's right, Bob. Listen to your friend.

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbU4VRs2rro

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 17:57 | 4409267 Bastiat
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Derivatits to the rescue!

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:09 | 4409269 Sabibaby
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I hope she gets her head blown off along with those allowing this to happen. 

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 18:01 | 4409277 paint it red ca...
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Now we will get some CFTC action on the rigged precious metals market.

The hole they bury it in will be twice as deep..

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 19:03 | 4409568 The Gooch
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Then, they'll build a museum on top of it and charge admission.

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