Bernanke Speech Wordcloud And Text Summary: Mentions Of Inflation: 7; Deflation: Zero

Tyler Durden's picture

Below is the latest in our ongoing attempt to create artwork out of bureaucratic propaganda (or at least the 50 most popular terms therein). Some notes: total speech is 3538 words. Occurrences of word inflation: 7; deflation: zero.

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achmachat's picture

can't find "helicopter"!?

trav7777's picture

maybe because DELFATION is not a word

Bananamerican's picture

Death to Word Clouds...

they tell you precisely, squat

...especially when they are seeded by "leaders"

franzpick's picture

Chopper pilots who have landed after power failure know the missing word is 'auto-rotation'.

Careless Whisper's picture

Rick Perry to take credit for keeping Bernank from committing treason.



el Gallinazo's picture

Rick Perry was annointed by the Bilderbergers to torpedo Ron Paul's campaign by trying to co-op his message.  Paul is the only candidate who isn't currently bought and paid for.  Perry is a lying whore bag of shit who is totally in the cartel's pocket.

smore's picture

'Hypergamy' is missing too.  Doesn't this man know anything about economics?



jomama's picture

silicone is really gross looking under the skin

Bananamerican's picture

the "Delfations" btw, were a popular 70's soul band

Stuck on Zero's picture

The helicopters have been grounded by Irene.

boiltherich's picture

<-----  who needs helicopters when you have a fleet of these?

Actually they went to fuel them up but were told their credit cards were maxed out.

sgt_doom's picture

I read over Chairman Bernanke's speech, and it can be summed up in a single compound sentence:

There wasn't really any recovery, and please hope for the future.

Cistercian's picture



 The dolt.

Racer's picture

Recovery? How dare he mention that word when there has been nothing but collapse since he  started meddling. Poor people, the old and unborn children have been sacrified at the banksters altar

Quinvarius's picture

Rumpelstiltskin!  I may have just saved some of the babies.

oogs66's picture

the algos like the word cloud? 

CPL's picture

yup...part of the programming is to screen news sources for key words.  Just like head hunters comb 100k+ resumes.

augie's picture

"there is a hurricane headed towards the east coast too, please be affraid and go buy supplies. thank you."



Hey tyler, you think we could get a volume stand. dev. chart like the one posted a day or two ago?


Lets_Eat_Ben's picture

Does anyone one else print these out and post them all over the walls and ceiling so they can scour over them and pretend to hallucinate in order to crack the great code a la "A Beautiful Mind" ?

snowball777's picture

Analyze it with two-word fragments and see if 'recovery' morphs into 'slow recovery' (aka deflation).

DavidC's picture

Phew! Glad Delfation wasn't mentioned...


CPL's picture

There is a reason.  Let's just look at food inflation from the first handful of links...please note the people would serious problems own nukes.
(Retards on the left somehow are justifying it in Canada's nation fish wrap)
(Can own nukes, can't supply it's own food.)

(Just 8.3% in a month...that's lucky)

(Considering that they couldn't organize a cat fight in a cardboard of luck to them)

(Even the manufacturing of chicken asses, pig ears and cow hooves are pressed by price increases.)

(We just sent aid, guess what happened?   It all fell off a truck and sold a block away on the open market.  Like every other UN venture, failure.)

(Read between the lines...the high food prices are going to stay)

(Subsidies and handouts collapsing)

(Demand for Food falls during Ramadan, knock me over with a feather considering the Muslim tenet of fasting is observed, aka who is eating, nobody until after dark.)

LawsofPhysics's picture

I was hoping that someone would point this out.  Americans may not be starving (thanks to food stamps), but many well-armed countries are now realizing that they will have to deal with the direct fallout of the kleptocracy in the U.S.

Sudden Debt's picture

This week I saw a food inflation lift Europe versus America.


America has a hughe advantage and thats it produces most of it's own food.

But once the farmers start to realize that their profits can double if they export it all, that will be when the US will have it's massive inflation.

For you guys a dollar keeps being a dollar. For us a dollar is something we trade with but which has become worthless.


CPL's picture

Ten years ago, you could squeeze the last inch out of a twenty for a full week.  Now $100 doesn't last until friday.

Spastica Rex's picture

Dried legumes and grains. Seriously.

CPL's picture

Those work until your first Kidney stone.  Then both are off the plate.

JohnFrodo's picture

You can store brown rice up to 15 years with dry ice chips and a sealed container.

CPL's picture

That's just a small sample of the roughly 1200 hourly.


I have a theory that once the articles surrounding food prices (not even noting food production) goes to 2000 per hour that'll be the point when the first of the missles fly over a bag of rice and corn.

Bring the Gold's picture

I agree the overlords need to let some of that steam settle in Eurasia/Africa. I think events may be outpacing the banksters. I wonder what the over/under is on homicidally angry people especially in MENA? I think we're reaching a point where the frog realizes he's in a boiling pot, get's out and grabs his AK-47.

boiltherich's picture

MENA hell, have you shopped at Safeway lately?  Food inflation might not be uniform but overall prices here are a good 30% higher than when the the recession "ended" in June 09. 

I was so relieved when wheat dropped from those stygian heights because bread had gotten insanely overpriced, I like a good sourdough French with dinner a few times a week, used to be 1.29 a loaf but often on sale at 99 cents, and wheat has dropped back to 7ish a bushel, but they just raised the price from 1.79 to 1.89 a loaf yesterday.  It is a one pound baguette with 12 cents worth of wheat in it. 

  • 1 cup water
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • The sum cost of the above ingredients is less than 15 cents and even less for a bulk buyer such as a baker.  Are the increases due to the gas used in the ovens?  Nope.  From the diesel used by the delivery trucks?  That can account for a penny a loaf at most, and then you have to round up ruthlessly.  How about the salaries of the delivery men?  Most have not had a raise in several years so that is a no go.  Is yeast gotten to be an endangered species perhaps?  Fuck it, we all know corporate pigs use rumors of food inflation to jack up profits.  We also know that lack of credit means every entity in the production chain now has to charge enough not only to cover the real costs but to service all the debt they have taken on over the years.  Debt that was not used to make their production larger or more efficient, but to build a bigger manse for their CEO's. 

    Bimbo bought out Sara Lee which had bought out Oroweat, so now a loaf of Honey Wheatberry is priced at $5 and a few wealthy folks that buy what they like without concern to cost keep that brand alive, but I pretty much no longer can buy bread. 

    CPL's picture

    I love making bread.  The one I've been trying to nail down recently is Tiger Bread.  It's so good.

    oldman's picture


    If you go into the jungle or your local zoo and wrestle down a lady tiger with cubs then you can milk her. You'll need about two cups, but if you really want a 'good tiger bread', it may be worth the effort. Tigers like mushrooms---well,  the Mexican variety, anyway. That's what I used on them for my last tiger bread and it was the best ever. Just grind up the 'shrooms, boil for one minute and let stand for five minutes; then mix with the tiger's water, wait seven minutes and walk right in the cage-----they are going to love you.

    When you get the milk, let me know and I'll send my own recipe----you'll love it        om 

    Quinvarius's picture

    You have obviously given this bread thing a lot of thought.  I find it seriously disturbing that you say you cannot afford it after that kind of rant.  Because, it is probably true, and you probably are not the only one in the situation.

    boiltherich's picture

    Well, yes I have given it a lot of thought, but also it makes me so angry when $trillion$ are given to a few hundred bankers and they seem determined to pay for that by cost of living rises that will take hundreds of millions of people in austerity for decades to pay for it. 

    Of course I can afford bread in absolute terms, but the cumulative increases are getting so large that I find myself pinched hard and I like so many millions of others are reaching the end of the ability to substitute crap for the quality we used to take for granted.  I already abandoned my house and mortgage in part because the cost of living has so outstripped the COLA's they have granted, I am a disabled veteran on a fixed income (I can't fathom why they call it a fixed income when it is so obviously BROKEN) and the real motive behind all the bitching and venting rants is not the prices so much as the lie that prices are stable, there is no inflation.  Not only is there 10% price increases in the last couple years it seems to be accelerating in the last couple months.  Like Bud going up 10% last week, I don't even like domestic beer unless it is over 90* out, and it will be 100 today here. 

    The Fed has a dual mandate of price stability and maximal employment, it fails so badly on both counts that the only way they can avoid popular uprisings now is to lie about both unemployment statistics and inflation levels.  But, people are noticing the reductions in their living standards, and thanks to the clever manipulation of stats and the disinfo of the MSM the wider population is led to believe their economic plight is their own personal fault rather than the failures of leadership or worse, outright theft by the kleptoctopus.  The result is self destructive behaviors, internalized loathing at their failure, broken families, broken people.  I go to the store most days near here and the complex of big box stores and shops has a panhandler at every turn, there must be 12 or more working the Costco parking lot alone. 

    This is not about my pain, or whining about my lower living standards, it is about economic injustice, it is about broken promises, and it is about the danger of failure so vast that the USA might cease to exist as we know it and sooner than any of you would believe.  The current governance of the nation is a larger threat to our health and safety than the 20+ thousand nukes the old Soviet Union had pointed at us 30 years ago.  Hair trigger assured destruction. 

    chimp28976's picture

    Meh... My local bakeries have been charging $4.69 for a loaf of bread with actual nutritional content for a long time... haven't really seen any price inflation there. I'd hardly call the above recipe "food", so I don't even think it falls into the category of food price inflation.

    I don't make a bunch of money, I just have priorities, and food's at the top of the list. I wouldn't buy Oroweat, or shop at a supermarket except as a last resort. I know it's the only option for a lot of people, but if you have a Safeway around, it's probably a big enough town to have a bakery too. Or buy your own wheat berries and make your own.

    The corporate pigs don't just increase prices, they've actually been suppressing prices for a long, long time through substitution of nutritionally-empty ingredients and by externalizing every human and environmental side effect of their psycho ag model. $5 feels pretty cheap to me for a decent loaf of bread. It will last you all week.

    narnia's picture

    no "macroprudential"?  that should have been the big word in the middle.

    stewie's picture

    Yes true.  But we're way past should've at this point.  Self-regulation is not a feature of Oligopolies, and nor is compassion.






    narnia's picture

    someone with a grasp of logic & justice may just suggest that ENDING THE FED is macroprudential.  

    RobotTrader's picture



    Looks like TPTB has successfully engineered a "v-bottom", and yet another "Nipple Buy Signal" for the algos.

    I'm noticing names like QCOM, FFIV, ARUN, etc. which are going completely vertical off the lows.

    On Monday, we'll probably get a "Bernanke Re-Substantiation" rally, since nobody will be on Wall St. and the computers will be able to jam stocks huge on no volume whatsoever.

    SheepDog-One's picture

    Yea just like your great rally from DOW 12,700.

    Sudden Debt's picture

    Junk him : Yes.

    Respond to him : No

    Spastica Rex's picture

    Trolls feed on negative attention. I was a middle school teacher for a long time. I know trolls.

    CPL's picture

    Because they have no volume and they are classic bear shit companies.  You and I on a crappy trade day could shove around the price like a sumo without an HFT hitting F5 on a trade house web client.


    Russell isn't budging.  It's a resilent beast, versus the NASDAQ/DOW/SP flimflam.  When I see the Russell move, I'll move.  Until then, head fakes and wishes with no volume.


    This is neither investor or trader positive. 

    Everybodys All American's picture

    where is transitory ...