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Greenspan Fears "False Dawn" In US Economy, Warns Of "Equity Correction At Some Point"

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Equity bulls should be exuberant. The last time Alan Greenspan warned of exuberance and potential for a correction, stocks soared for a few more years. While Yellen's stock-picking skills have been questioned in recent days, Greenspan has once again weighed in:

  • *GREENSPAN SAYS 'KEY QUESTION' IS WHETHER U.S. FACES FALSE DAWN
  • *GREENSPAN PREDICTS AT SOME POINT EQUITIES TO HAVE CORRECTION

Although Greenspan declined to second-guess the Fed, he sees a problem moving toward "normalized" policy for his descendants.

 

Speaking on Bloomberg TV, Greenspan has lots to say...

  • *GREENSPAN SAYS `OPEN QUESTION' WHETHER INFLATION WILL SURPRISE
  • *GREENSPAN DECLINES TO `SECOND GUESS THE FED'
  • *GREENSPAN SEES `A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY' ON ECONOMY
  • *GREENSPAN SAYS `WE HAVE A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY OUT THERE'
  • *GREENSPAN SAYS HE'S CONCERNED BY SLOWER OUTPUT PER HOUR
  • *GREENSPAN SAYS PRODUCTIVITY WILL HAVE TROUBLE ACCELERATING
  • *GREENSPAN SEES PROBLEM MOVING TOWARD `NORMALIZED' POLICY

He is also an oil analyst...

  • *GREENSPAN SAYS OIL MARKET HAS EXCESS CAPACITY, SLACK
  • *GREENSPAN: WITHOUT MIDDLE EAST TENSION OIL PRICES WOULD FALL
  • *GREENSPAN: CRUDE WOULD BE $15-$20 LOWER IF NOT FOR MIDEAST WOES

And warns of US fiscal problems...

  • *GREENSPAN SAYS U.S. LACKS `FISCAL RESOURCES'
  • *GREENSPAN SAYS U.S. HAS `NO WAY TO FIND NEW REVENUES'
  • *GREENSPAN SAYS U.S. `RUNNING OUT OF BUFFER IN ECONOMY'
  • *GREENSPAN SAYS FISCAL POLICY MAY PUT STATUS OF DOLLAR AT RISK

And then there's this...

  • *GREENSPAN SAYS DOLLAR HELD `IN EXTRAORDINARY ESTEEM'

Except in Russia, China, Brazil, and India?

 

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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:27 | 5022155 Headbanger
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Moar like Red Dawn!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:29 | 5022161 espirit
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Beat me to it.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:35 | 5022191 macholatte
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Greensapn - self admitted dunce

 

“Those of us who have looked to the self-interest of lending institutions to protect shareholders’ equity, myself included, are in a state of shocked disbelief,” he told the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/24/business/economy/24panel.html?_r=0

 

"I have found a flaw," said Greenspan, referring to his economic philosophy. "I don't know how significant or permanent it is. But I have been very distressed by that fact."

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2008/oct/24/economics-creditcrunch-f...

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:38 | 5022208 LetThemEatRand
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What's really funny about these Greenspan quotes is that the "flaw" he found is that the short-term greed of individual executives in making as much money for themselves in as short a period of time as possible, may trump their interest in the long-term survival of the companies they head.  I mean, you can't blame the guy for not thinking of that.  Who could see that coming?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:53 | 5022566 Four chan
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flash back to 2007 2008, greenspan hikes rates 6 consecutive times destroys us economy. fuck him

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:02 | 5022622 oudinot
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That was Bernanke, not Greenspan.  I believe Greengoat was gone in 2006.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:05 | 5022639 Bananamerican
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That's a lotta GREENSPAN SAYS up there....
I hope they're not grooming that old gollum for a rerun

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:50 | 5022841 Pinto Currency
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Short circuit gold and support a fraudulent CPI then run credit market debt in the US to 380% of GDP followed by QE, you are going to get a currency collapse.

The currency collapse will surprise so yes price inflation will surprise as well.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:24 | 5022435 NihilistZero
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Well Rand, why would you expect an Ayn Rand acolyte to have anything other than a dogmatic worldview?  Noble industrialists my ass...

GREENSPAN SAYS `OPEN QUESTION' WHETHER INFLATION WILL SURPRISE'

Of course it won't suprise, we all know it is going higher.

GREENSPAN SAYS HE'S CONCERNED BY SLOWER OUTPUT PER HOUR

Who woulda thunk that squeezing the 99% on all sides through inflation in EVERYTHING EXCEPT WAGES might burn them out and destroy worker productivity.  Not to mention worker lives, sanity, etc.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:15 | 5022937 caShOnlY
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when an asshole speaks, they expect the morons to listen.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:43 | 5022241 MeMongo
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Greenspan! Tribal, vile, sickening lizard man! Reminds Mongo of another self annointed tribesman, Einsteen the genius/dunce.

Anybody remember Tesla? The man not the group.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:54 | 5022287 sleigher
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Yes, and if you are a fan of Tesla and know of the things he did, you should research Eric Dollard.  He has taken what Tesla did and expanded on it.  A modern day Tesla if you will.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:01 | 5022324 MeMongo
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Cool thanks, just bookmarked his website, and here Mongo was just looking for something to read!!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:56 | 5022582 Four chan
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dollards video presentations are completely amazing. that guy should be a national treasure.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:56 | 5022304 Citxmech
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With that dickhead's record, I would not pollute myself by listening to any of the bullshit that spews from his mouth.  Fucking whore of Babylon.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:21 | 5022432 t0mmyBerg
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There is a really interesting site about meth addict eric dollard too.  crazy.

anyway, il maestro is no einstein.  he is a sick and twisted failure of a statist.  his fascination with and errant twisted manipulation of equity indexes as a monetary tool is a horrifying anti-american legacy that has infected the already diabolical institution of the Fed.  his promotion to the head of that body is one of the worst things that ever happened.  he has legitimized the pathological tinkering worldview of the progressives.  progressive: 1) someone who wants to tell other people what to do and how to do it - 2) someone who has no problem using state power to steal property from those who they dislike to give it to those they do in pursuit of theiir utopian agenda. 

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:24 | 5022441 sleigher
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There is also a site about the guy who was trying to steal all his shit and put out the info about Eric.  But you know the internet...  At any rate, many of the books written by Dollard back during Borderlands time are quite good.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:13 | 5022396 jarana
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That Green Spawn of a central banker...

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:15 | 5022700 fleur de lis
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Yeah, Greenspan is a fine one to say anything about the economy. He's part of the same inept club that controls our money for their own gain. It doesn't affect them at all--they only have to keep ripping us off. And they have the IRS to do it. And they have goons with badges to back it up. And they have the media to cover it up. It's bad enough that they are systematically looting the whole country without lecturing about fiscal anything. No one at his level has the business acumen to run a street coffee wagon. It's all smoke and mirrors.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:49 | 5022272 williambanzai7
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Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:11 | 5022389 Cognitive Dissonance
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Snake oil salesman par excellence.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:41 | 5022809 espirit
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William's on a roll today!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:27 | 5022156 Grande Tetons
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I think ole Greensperm is going senile. 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:28 | 5022160 smlbizman
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greenspan says...love my good and plenty....

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:21 | 5022730 fleur de lis
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He's not going senile. That fast-talking blabber that he makes up as he goes along is normal for him. He probably started this in kindergarten when he successfully passed off his broken crayons on his unsuspecting classmates in exchange for something better. He's been a natural born scammer all his life like the rest of them. 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:28 | 5022158 nink
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Who is this Greenspan guy anyway?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:30 | 5022170 espirit
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An artifact from 'the good ole days'.

1/2/s

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:34 | 5022186 Ghordius
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a scholar of "Animal Spirits". must be a Native American. his totem are... Bubbles, and he believed he had no Prick

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:51 | 5022276 gatorengineer
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the tribesman that begun in earnest the new world order.....

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:43 | 5024489 ajax
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"Who is this Greenspan guy anyway?"

A failed musician, that's who. Oh and a proponent of Charles Keating back in the day... no one remembers how that turned out. Has the S&L Crisis been paid for yet with your tax dollars?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:30 | 5022165 Cognitive Dissonance
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I see Greenspan has popped to the surface of his personal cesspool for a breather.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:33 | 5022180 espirit
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Amazing how long they can hold their breath in the mud.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:45 | 5024492 ajax
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Greenspan doesn't breathe oxygen, neither do mud dwellers.

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:43 | 5022238 Stoploss
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*GREENSPAN SAYS U.S. LACKS `FISCAL RESOURCES'

 

No. Alan, the US lacks FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY, that is what the US lacks.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:30 | 5022167 MTAR
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This whole paradigm is a false dawn!!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:31 | 5022171 Yen Cross
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 Don't expect Greenspam to croak until his predictions come to pass... That shapeshifting lizard will probably live another 100 years.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:31 | 5022173 fonzannoon
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greenspan warns " i am old and look like a a dead mushroom"

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:34 | 5022187 espirit
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Good for a laugh, thanks Fonz.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:39 | 5022213 ziggy59
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Mr. Magoo is the animated version of this friggin schmuck..

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:47 | 5024498 ajax
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"Oh Magoo you've done it again!"

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:31 | 5022174 agstacks
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"Declines to second guess the fed"? Really?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:32 | 5022176 Dr. Engali
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At some point please have to correct? Thanks for that brilliant insight asshole. It's not like every pundit on CNBS or Faux news is saying the same thing.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:32 | 5022178 ChartreuseDog
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Typical Fed trick - trying to talk the markets down rather than actually doing anything concrete.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:32 | 5022181 Sudden Debt
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*GREENSPAN: CRUDE WOULD BE $15-$20 LOWER IF NOT FOR MIDEAST WOES

 

1. The middle east has woes for over 2000 years so don't hold your breath.

2. Oil started going up right after the creation of ICE and made the price go up to please Obama's Saudi masters. It might be bad for the servs but it gives the saudi's the much needed funds to sponsor the kids that kill the American kids.


Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:34 | 5022183 alexcojones
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Alan Greenspan playing with your wallet,

Is like letting Woody Allen play with your daughter.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:34 | 5022184 jay28elle
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  • *GREENSPAN PREDICTS AT SOME POINT EQUITIES TO HAVE CORRECTION

You mean something more than a 8 point S&P drop?  Shit... no way, man.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:36 | 5022190 LawsofPhysics
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Have we finally reached our "irrational Exuburance II" stage?

 

Now can we execute this motherfucker?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:36 | 5022197 Everybodys All ...
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Why do people like this continue to be listened to for any advice?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:48 | 5022265 MeMongo
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Why are they listened to?

Cuz the tribe is like the frickin E.F Hutton. And everbody knows when the tribe talks people ???

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:37 | 5022201 Duffy
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Did he say anything about how oil is priced being a fuckin' absurd scam that fucks 99.9% of us?

 

This is a man who probably forgets to wipe his ass most mornings, and even at his best he reminded me of a 20 dollar psychic  (I dated a girl....   huge cans, fellas, and an ass like a Puerto Rican girl...)

Anyhoo - fuck this guy.

 

Smells like a good morning to buy rubles... 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:45 | 5022249 LawsofPhysics
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"Smells like a good morning to buy rubles... "  my thoughts exactly.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:39 | 5022212 hustler etiquette
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he looks like a war criminal

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:56 | 5022298 MeMongo
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No no. No war criminal. Perpetual victim maybe! Repeat until convinced, then make a small donation to your chosen foundation:-)

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:40 | 5022219 firstdivision
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Welp that seals it folks.  Buy every stinking equity you can get your hands on as this shit is going to the moon, along with inflation.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:42 | 5022225 BeetleBailey
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Thanks for nothing Alan

NOW GO FINGER BANG YOUR POCK MARKED WIFE, ANDREA TWITCHELL.....AND SHUT THE FLYING FUCK UP, MISTER IRRATIONAL DOUCHEBAGGERY

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:11 | 5022675 Colonel Klink
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I laughed, cringed, and vomitted.  When will the old lying corrupt fuck DIE?  I hope it's a slow painful death.  The same the American eCONomy and middle class has been enduring.

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 16:35 | 5029267 BeetleBailey
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Klink! Lock him in the cooler....for....217 years!

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:03 | 5022240 benbushiii
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Why are we still listening to the guy who started the manipulations in October 1987?  Everytime there is a hiccup in the bubble, a new one is instituted to breathe life back into the corrupt financial system.  Whether it is buying e-minis, creating carry trades in the bond markets, or in this last instance a combination of propping futures, suppressing vol. / risk (how did that work for the Forest Service?), setting up HFT shops to front run anything that’s traded (this is deemed legal?), or telegraphing any / all moves to its constituents (banks, Warren, and other Financial institutions).  Of course controlling the media helps with SEO suppressing bad / true information, while manipulating the information flow (a la Goering).

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:47 | 5022262 GFORCE
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"*GREENSPAN PREDICTS AT SOME POINT EQUITIES TO HAVE CORRECTION"

Wow, the man's an oracle.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 17:56 | 5024547 ajax
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Michael Burry vs Greenspan in NY Times op-ed: "I Saw the Crisis Coming: Why Didn't The Fed?"

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/04/opinion/04burry.html?pagewanted=1&hp

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:50 | 5022273 BeetleBailey
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<------Bud Greenspan

<------Alan Greenspan

One was a prolific Olympic documentor. Died way before his time.

The other a prolific douchebag, masquerading under a nomenclature of verbiage designed to flummox the masses, and outright ass scratch the clued in - leaving them clueless as to what the fuck he just said.

Destined to live forever.....I mean....FUCK

Asleep at the wheel (read Paul ONeill's book - the fucker IS the ORIGINAL CURMUDGEON), this motherfucker is the outright SHIT to the wankin banker cunts, and loved by the corporate fucksticks....still is....

...AND HE STILL, AND ALWAYS WILL BE, A CUNT.

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:53 | 5022279 yogibear
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Greenspan should be wearing an orange jumpsuit hanging out with his other criminal buddies.

This guy wants constant attention. He did enough damage.

 

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:52 | 5022281 TabakLover
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"Telegram for Mr. Greenspan!"

"Right here boy"  (tips kid a nickle)

"Well, let's see what this says" 

Mr Greenspan.  Fuck  you, you fucking fuck.

....and the horse you rode in on.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 09:59 | 5022317 loonyleft
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why all the hate?

seems to me he makes a lot of good points. Maybe I am reading between the lines, but it looks to me like he is saying the economy sucks, will continue to suck and the fed is stepping back and interest rates are going to rise and there is SFA the FED or GUBMINT can do about it. 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:13 | 5022371 sumo
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I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but up with this I will not put. Markets are rational, efficient, and optimally incorporate all information - every shit-for-brains economist whore (excuse the tautology) serving the Oligarchy knows this is an Undeniable Sacred Fact (USF).

Therefore, bubbles never happen and corrections never happen. Bubbles Greenspan knows this better than any of the other whores. It is also a USF, by the very same logic, than widespread rigging of markets is impossible.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 10:10 | 5022377 bobert727
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"*GREENSPAN PREDICTS AT SOME POINT EQUITIES TO HAVE CORRECTION"

Thank You Captain Obvious!!!

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:21 | 5022732 khakuda
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*GREENSPAN: CRUDE WOULD BE $15-$20 LOWER IF NOT FOR MIDEAST WOES

...which have and will continue centuries to come and seem to be getting worse.

Hey Alan, what about debasement of the currency by central banks with the intent of causing inflation?  Don't you think that has had some effect on oil prices, you old fool?

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:10 | 5022668 BrigstockBoy
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This is code people. Look around, see the imagery, study the words. The evil ones are bent on destruction. This is all planned and they're so arrogant and evil that they have to shove it in your face. Look at hand signs in photographs. Learn Mason, Illuminati and satanic signs. They're all around us. On Drudge, on all the MSM sites. Look at the evil rag, Mail Online. Nearly every article is about death, sex, and greed. But study the accompanying pictures, see the signs. Look into the music industry. Read the lyrics your children are exposed to. It's disgusting.

Watch the video I, Pet Goat II and question everything.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:24 | 5022750 moneybots
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"GREENSPAN SEES PROBLEM MOVING TOWARD `NORMALIZED' POLICY"

 

The problem was moving away FROM normalized policy.  Bursing the bubble is not the problem- creating the bubble, which then naturally has to burst, is.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 11:28 | 5022765 moneybots
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"GREENSPAN SEES `A LOT OF UNCERTAINTY' ON ECONOMY"

 

There is actually plenty of certainty- it is going to end badly.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:05 | 5022887 Freewheelin Franklin
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Why does anyone give this guy airtime? He's the "Pauly Krugnuts of Supply-Side". '

 

 

 

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:06 | 5022892 MASTER OF UNIVERSE
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Alan Greenspan is the flaw in my worldview. This dude thought he

was God's gift to the entire world. In reality, Alan Greenspan single

handedly destroyed the entire Western world through the 'Greenspan put' and good old American knowhow. Frankly, Alan Greenspan is an

offensive greedy anal retentive money hoarder with a severe personality disorder and a pathological need to control his surroundings. His experiment with the world has been the poison that will suffice to genocide his entire family when this plays out. Please understand that this path we are on was planned by Alan Greenspan back when he wrote his thesis for his Ph.D.

NOTE: When you look at a picture of Alan Greenspan you are looking at the real Dr. Evil of the world. Greenspan will go down in history as the dumbest son-of-a-bitch the world has ever known.

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 12:19 | 5022951 huggy_in_london
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"GREENSPAN: WITHOUT MIDDLE EAST TENSION OIL PRICES WOULD FALL"

Yeah and if my aunt had balls she'd be my uncle.  What a douche he is.....

Wed, 07/30/2014 - 13:06 | 5023164 Jacksons Ghost
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When all the current and former Fed Chairmen and women hang from a Gibbet for the sport of the crows, then we will have justice!

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