Cutting Through Geithner's Endless Lies: A "Lie Detector" Analysis Of Timmy's Geopolitical Outlook

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Long-John-Silver's picture

If his lips are moving he's lying.

nope-1004's picture

Geithner..... now there's a loser.

If only he could succeed at one of his jobs, then the personal attacks might stop.  But since he never has and so resorts to lying, he has proven to all, beyond doubt, that he is incompetent.


moldygoat's picture

bet you he has a "mad dog" reach-around though.

ManufacturedOpinion's picture

Actually, Jeethner is HIGHLY competent.  One need only focus on his REAL purpose:  To downplay the constant desire of the Tribe to take all of our money.  And with everyone analyzing his WORDS instead of his ACTIONS he is accomplishing that goal beautifully.

The answer to all this shit is to simply be cognizant of the real battle:  Banks against People.

When you keep your eye on that, everything else is really pretty easy to follow.

Cleanclog's picture

Transparency will exist when mark to market valuations are used.  Until then, the stress tests are a joke.  Just like Geitner.

carbonmutant's picture

Geithner was sent over to find out how bad the problem really is and to find out what kind of risk US banks are exposed to.

Piranhanoia's picture

Poor Baron Von Munchausen.  He never demanded the world see things his way. Course he and Tim are both reason challenged persons.

ArkansasAngie's picture

This speech is pre-Slap-Down of Geitner last week and over the week end.

I do believe that US taxpayer money to Europe is not assured.

Prehaps we need to cap the amount of our money which Bernanke and/or Geithner can actually transfer to Europe without Congressional approval.

Rodent Freikorps's picture

Past behavior is the best indicator of future actions.

ManufacturedOpinion's picture


And, remember ... words don't count at all (except for obfuscational purposes).

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

If Geithner is lying, and you know he is, isn't the guy who tells us what the crude oil production, consumption, and proven reserves are, probably lying too?

Oh, trolling. Sorry.

Restcase's picture

From "The Further Adventures of Baron von Munchausen":

"And so, I was enjoying myself in a private gentleman's club (much like this one), and who should walk in but the treasurer of the United States!"

"Oh, but Munchausen, now you have gone too far! The treasurer of the United States is no gentleman, everyone knows that!"

"Ah, but he was the guest of a Mr. Soros, who was a guest of a Mr. Buffett, who was the guest of a real gentleman whose name I do not recall. In any case, I was surprised to see him resting from his immense burdens and I could not resist asking: 'Mr. Geithner, how do you propose to fix your country, the European economy, and stave off the collapse of China?'"

"Munchausen, you didn't!"

"Indeed I did! And you would marvel at his answer. He said, 'Baron, I have friends who own a magical printing press.' " 

"A magical printing press, Munchausen? But that is impossible!"

"Let us order another round of drinks, for that is just the point where our story begins..."

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

Münchausen by Internet is a pattern of behavior in which Internet users seek attention by feigning fables in online venues such as chat rooms, message boards, and Internet Relay Chat. They make up shit about the good Freiherr von Munchausen, the talented teutonic teller of tall tales. For the most part they are harmless individuals and should be humored.

If you go drinking with them they insist on paying for every round.

my mother just called (4:35 pm pacific) called and told me to say something nice about Restcase's post.

Okay. It was very wonderful. Green arrow.

Restcase's picture

Your mother knows good Munchausen pastiche when she sees it.

You know, if all our mothers read ZH, what a different world it would be.

bid the soldiers shoot's picture

If all our mothers read ZH, the guys would probably tone it down and I don't think I'd like that. That, plus the fact that I get extremely envious of super bright and funny posters...well, you know what I mean.

All you animals are great, but some of you are more great :o)

Tunga's picture

If I had a rocket launcher I'd make somebody pay!

No rocket launch for you! eurospace trash goes on strike. Arab and American satellites stuck on the ground in (Southern)France.


The American Arab Spring will not be Televised!

Bansters-in-my- feces's picture



Should be hung by the neck until dead.

Frozen IcQb's picture

 Johnny Carson Lie Detector Politician - YouTube


I think it's priceless but U decide!


BlackholeDivestment's picture








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forexskin's picture

Finally, when asked if European banks could pass the U.S. stress test, Mr. Geithner avoids offering any insight, responding that “I think that is a question you should ask the broader investment community.” He goes on to emphasize the transparency and rigor of the stress tests in the U.S. – stating that U.S. officials lay out enough detailed information with a “very tough set or assumptions” so “the world could decide” if the test was tough enough. These remarks could be interpreted as a subtle attack on the approach in Europe, suggesting that Mr. Geithner does not believe European stress tests are as rigorous as they should be, raising the possibility that financial institutions may be at greater risk than he would like to admit.

like the us bank stress tests were the gold standard...