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Meanwhile, Outside Of Jackson Hole...

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It appears that while most of the world's great unwashed sell-side Economists were not invited to J-Hole this year, this group of protesters managed to sneak in and had a message for QE-ing elite...




h/t @BCAppelbaum

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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:31 | 5127628 cougar_w
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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:32 | 5127636 LetThemEatRand
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Had they gone to Ivy League schools, they would understand.  But alas.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:40 | 5127673 max2205
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The T-Shirt nation....

This is what we've come to?!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:42 | 5127685 LetThemEatRand
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Nothing says "I'm angry but I'm sure as shit not going to do anything about it," like a protest T-shirt.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:51 | 5127742 exi1ed0ne
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Some people are stuck in the soap box phase of escalation.  Food inflation will fix that.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:00 | 5127784 kaiserhoff
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How can they be protesters, if they are not looting a liquor store?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:06 | 5127798 Manthong
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Maybe they should rename the place in honor of its most prestigious guest.

I mean like, who the heck was Jackson and why should the hole be attributed to him?

Janet, on the other hand….

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:20 | 5127837 Manthong
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You gotta love it..

Protest signs with CHARTS,

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:23 | 5127874 max2205
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Are they in a free speech zone or do they have to maintain a constant walking speed... Seriously

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:28 | 5127894 ACP
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The small number of protesters in Jackson relative to the large number of protesters in Ferguson speaks to the small number of smart people in the US relative to the number of stupid people.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:21 | 5128178 Lore
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Jackson Hole is a vacation fishing and ski destination, not readily accessible to large numbers of alert protestors, most of whom have jobs and daily lives that prevent them from driving across country for such a brief gathering.

Jackson Hole Wiki

"The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City has hosted an annual economic policy symposium at Jackson Lake Lodge since 1982. They chose Jackson Hole in 1982 because of its trout fishing, as they were trying to attract Paul Volcker, who was Chairman of the Federal Reserve and a keen fly-fisherman."

It seems noteworthy that the meeting has been in progress for two days, yet the media is silent. And those shirts and signs are interesting, all apparently from a common source, like the fake protest signs in Iran and elsewhere. Those kids seem harmless, but somebody organized them. Controlled opposition?  The signs and shirts seem to focus on relatively minor economic symptoms, not the big crisis ahead.  Yes, these look like plants to me, probably getting paid by the hour. It might be illuminating to learn who is covering their expenses.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 23:44 | 5128511 BringOnTheAsteroid
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These tee-shirt wearing protestors need to take a leaf out of our book. Nothing expresses dissent as potently as harshly worded post on ZH.

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 01:26 | 5128687 imbtween
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it would also be interesting to know who was covering the expenses of the people they are there protesting. Oh wait...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 05:29 | 5128846 Squid-puppets a...
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or a ZH tee-shirt

any commission 4 me, Tyler

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:58 | 5127770 WhyWait
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C'mon guys.  Sneaking in there with those T-shirts on is a ballsy thing to do and may cost them.  You know what they're saying is right. And what else could you do with a good Thursday that would have a better chance of getting a little nibble of attention from the presstitute media that might leak through the wall of lies into people's living rooms?

Maybe you're just uncomfortable with finding yourself on the same side as young Black union members?  Many a po white boy has had the same reaction to finding himself sharing a foxhole with a Black comrade, but battle is a great teacher of who your real friends are.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:08 | 5127804 disabledvet
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I'm sure printing up "A-hole" t shirts shouldn't be a problem for Yellin and Co.

Next year "we roar in our Harley's!"  Head up to the Haybarn for a show, stop off at that rally in whatever that town is in South Dakota "with a Grand Finale at Burning Man!"

Gang FOMC on the move!

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:24 | 5127878 eclectic syncretist
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How about a shirt that says "The Fed sucks AndrewJACKSONs assHOLE"?

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 02:42 | 5128749 Manthong
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The Fed is not worthy of honoring that orifice.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:00 | 5128000 mobtown
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It's something

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:52 | 5128151 Mike in GA
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LTER...you're right.  T-shirt philosophers are almost as bad as people commenting on the internet, aren't they? (sarc)

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 06:49 | 5128902 ImGumbydmmt
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In reply to:

"Nothing says "I'm angry but I'm sure as shit not going to do anything about it," like a protest T-shirt."

WTF, They packed up and drove or flew to J-hole for a few days, took time off from work, (or lack of work) possibly left family behind to show up.I bet the average real cost for them  to show up with themselves banners and tee shirts ....was over $1,000 EACH

Serously WTF!!!!

They did more than us!

Sheeh- what do you expect them to do? We can't ALL be Timothy McVeigh.


Fri, 08/22/2014 - 08:46 | 5129193 marathonman
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At least they showed up!  I give them all credit for that.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:43 | 5127690 cougar_w
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Protest, and stimulate the economy at the same time! That and it makes them appear more legit. See that's what OWS didn't have, a t-shirt. You see what happened to them.

Does ISIS have a t-shirt? I bet they do, those guys are hardcore.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:50 | 5127715 thamnosma
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I definitely want one, gotta be a future collectors item.



Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:00 | 5127786 spanish inquisition
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Great marketing strategy first ISIS, then ISIL and now the Islamic State. Everyone who is a fan is 3 t-shirts in already. The CIA has a great marketing department.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:49 | 5127736 TheRideNeverEnds
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If they really wanted to stimulate the economy they would start breaking some windows.  

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:43 | 5127696 highly debtful
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Nothing wrong with the messages on their T-shirts. At least they come up with the right questions and punchlines.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:13 | 5127826 disabledvet
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Meh.  "Sons of Anarchy" meets "your taxpayer dollars at work!" Throw in some smack talk in', jukin', a chicken dance....

"Take that for forward guidance phuckers!"

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:21 | 5127862 whstlblwr
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The mistake with the message is it assumes problem is low wages. It's what the QE team wants...if wages rise it will prove the experiment worked. Instead the tshirt should say the rent is too damn high.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:05 | 5128225 Lore
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Exactly. The message is filtered to enable buy-in. These people are not anti-Fed.  Where are the shirts that say 'End The Fed?' 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:52 | 5127749 Atomizer
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Arriving to work in a robe and slippers, underwear is optional. Shakes my head. Suits and ties was my era. 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:03 | 5127792 LetThemEatRand
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The tech guys pretty much taught the business world that you don't need a suit and tie to be a zillionaire.  These days, outside a courtroom or an investment bank, the only guys who are wearing ties are the ones waiting on the guys wearing flip flops.  

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:30 | 5127899 Atomizer
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Old school class and money never goes out of style. Dotcom crash took out many flip-flops. The next one will be worse. 

Old money aways survives. New money downgrades to a cardboard box. Easy money is not free. Remember that! 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 22:07 | 5128229 Lore
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It is amazing and somewhat gratifying to see how many santimonious turds from the 90s are back on minimum wage, selling those same flip-flops.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:57 | 5127765 salvadordaly
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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:47 | 5127962 Dolar in a vortex
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Don't be silly, these people are old school, we're #nation.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 21:44 | 5128144 TheReplacement
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They didn't have hash tags so it won't go anywhere. 

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:27 | 5127896 Freddie
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Obama voters.   They voted for this. Not like Bushes, Clintons and O are not See Eye Aye goons and NWO puppets.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:34 | 5127641 himaroid
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Could that be oBUMMER's son?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:57 | 5127988 cynicalskeptic
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Given the odds of seeing ANY black person in Jackson Hole (much less the rest of Wyoming), could be......

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:58 | 5127990 cynicalskeptic
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Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:42 | 5127647 Laughinggrizzley
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I surprised the National Park Service hasn't gotten out the hollow points to chase these protesters off.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 20:14 | 5127834 disabledvet
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"We got gang Strip Miners and Offshoot Clear Cutters" for that....

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:38 | 5127651 williambanzai7
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They've already crossed over the border...

Quick, tap their iPhones...wait a minute...

Fri, 08/22/2014 - 01:29 | 5128691 imbtween
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what's a "border"?

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:41 | 5127670 ebworthen
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Sign on right of first picture: 

"When the rich get richer, they call it growth.  When our wages rise, they call it inflation."

Yup, and FED don't give a shit because they are of the elite class.  Bullish for rage inflation.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:40 | 5127674 power_shift
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Hell yeah! The herd of sheeple are waking up. The crowds will get bigger as the economy gets 'stronger.'

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:41 | 5127675 Atomizer
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 Obama replies #washmygolfballsandearna$1000EBTcard

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:41 | 5127679 q99x2
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Looks like a Jihadist protesting for more funding.

Thu, 08/21/2014 - 19:44 | 5127702 Atomizer
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Sporting green tee shirts to double dip on climate change funding. 

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