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ECB Getting Angry That People Can See Right Through Central Bank Lies

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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:06 | 1577659 Mongo
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ECB = European Crony Banksters

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:32 | 1577809 slaughterer
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ECB's STARK SAYS: MERKEL BETTER SAY NO TO EURO-BONDS OR I WILL PISS IN HER BEER.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:59 | 1577938 Fed_Printstone
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Poor Angela. She won't be able to afford another beer since according to Mr. Stark "ALL DEVELOPED ECONOMIES HAVE PUB FINANCE PROBLEMS"

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:16 | 1577665 SheepDog-One
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LOL! 'HEY all you damn peasants are NOT supposed to be looking at our ham-fisted clownish actions that any of YOU would go to prison for life over, and calling BS on it! This is making us gods on earth highly irritated!'

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:21 | 1577721 Smiddywesson
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Zero credibility means the next currency standard must be backed by gold. 

Nobody is going to accept their useless paper when they have no credibility.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:43 | 1577885 sun tzu
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Many currencies have collapsed and there is still no gold standard

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 14:40 | 1578353 FlyPaper
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Well, except for Iceland a couple of years ago, and Belarus in May 2011, I'm not recalling a lot of currency collapses per-se (slow devaluations yes).  

IMO there won't be a gold standard: and if it happens, it opens the perfect opportunity for guberments to seize citizen gold which is likely why they'd do it.  Central banks and politicians do not like being told "no" for all their charming spending; and the banking cartels make money off this game.  Why would they want to end it?

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:08 | 1577668 LawsofPhysics
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LOL.  If the ECB could just suspend those laws of physics, everything would be just swell.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:11 | 1577676 Joe Sixpack
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It's not for the lack of trying.

 

Even massless particles (like photons) get real heavy when they approach the speed of light.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:19 | 1577716 CosmicBuddha
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Sorry to be both a pedant and a geek, but photons are light and they always travel at the speed of light. However, they do gain mass due to their energy, so as their frequency increases so their mass increases.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:23 | 1577736 Version 7
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They do not 'gain' mass. They have a mass equivalent, as every form of energy. (It's where E=mc^2 comes in, basically.)

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 13:27 | 1578009 CosmicBuddha
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I am sorry but they do gain mass, that is what the equation is saying! Energy and mass are equivalent. When something gains energy it gains mass, not mass equivalence.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mass%E2%80%93energy_equivalence

 

If you actually read my post I say their mass increases as their energy increases, i.e. as their frequency increases. A photon of blue light has more mass than a photon of red light. Are you disputing this?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:23 | 1577739 Smiddywesson
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I for one like those asides because you can learn a lot from them.

thanks

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:09 | 1577671 AccreditedEYE
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'bout time someone is catching on and saying it publicly. Repeat after me:  De...fau...lt.  That wasn't so hard was it? BS

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:12 | 1577685 SheepDog-One
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Gimme a D!....gimme an E! ....gimme an F!!....

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:14 | 1577678 SheepDog-One
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'Banks have guarantees of no losses'? Why should they have that? Off with their damn heads! Sick of this world where fractional reserve fiat BUMS in $3,000 suits get guaranteed high profits, and guaranteed no losses, ever, no matter what their actions!. Blood boilin time!

Every day I have basically a guarantee of loss at any minute. These people are unfukinbelievable.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:22 | 1577729 knukles
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Now hear this.  Now hear this.
Member banks are guaranteed no losses.
Member banks are guaranteed no losses.

The disenfranchised innocent peasantry will pay.

Maintain Current Course.
Damn the Outcome.
Full Keptocratic Speed Ahead.

That is all.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:36 | 1577847 slaughterer
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ECB'S STARK SAYS: DO NOT EXPECT ANOTHER WEEKEND BOND BAILOUT PLAN FROM US TO PROP UP THE MARKETS NEXT WEEK.  I AM GETTING LAID AFTER A Ü 40 PARTY THIS WEEKEND. 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:25 | 1577756 Smiddywesson
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They were $4000 suits three years ago. God knows what the top of the line costs today.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:11 | 1577679 Long-John-Silver
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It's that sinking feeling they get when they realize the crowd with the pitch forks and shovels are coming for them.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:11 | 1577680 Hondo
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If it's not there job then why have they and continue to do it???

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:12 | 1577682 speconomist
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PSI, what's that?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 13:57 | 1578142 MichaelG
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Judge Anderson & pals?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:12 | 1577683 IMA5U
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but as Andrew Barry of Barron's said

 

Time to Buy

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:13 | 1577688 LeBalance
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ECB's Jurgen Stark says: "We all have powder up our noses and phlebitis, its a bankster thing. Everyone else does it. Why are you looking at me?"

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:14 | 1577690 plocequ1
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I see right through it. Thats why i am going to cook me some pancakes. Pancakes rule. Fuck waffles

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:15 | 1577695 Calculated_Risk
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Stinks of the same desperation as the tree hugging facists...

Aliens may destroy humanity to protect other civilisations, say scientists

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/aug/18/aliens-destroy-humanity-pr...

 

"Green" aliens might object to the environmental damage humans have caused on Earth and wipe us out to save the planet. "These scenarios give us reason to limit our growth and reduce our impact on global ecosystems.

 

 

REALLY?! Aliens care about global warming?! Fucking gore would be proud!! If anything they would want to kill us off to exploit our resources without a fight.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:23 | 1577737 tip e. canoe
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maybe the real point of the article is not to defend one assertion or another, but rather to inject the alien meme into a topic that is highly divisive in order to generate eyeballs, and thus further spread the meme.   also witness Krugman's remarks earlier this week, coincidence?

don't forget, the medium IS the message.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:31 | 1577803 Calculated_Risk
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I agree, what better false flag than to blast lasers from space (satellites), and blame it on some aliens that hate us for our freedom.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 13:18 | 1577999 tip e. canoe
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not sure of the technology or propaganda used, but something tells me we haven't seen the last of the Norway Spiral, especially if the slumbering masses continue to awake.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:28 | 1577770 Smiddywesson
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If I were an alien, I'd let us continue to do the job ourselves

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:01 | 1580054 StychoKiller
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ALL truly intelligent aliens are staying as far away as possible from this planet!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 13:27 | 1578034 gwar5
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What the aliens would really say: "What happened to all the atmospheric carbon?? When we were here 50 million years ago the atmospheric CO2 was 2500 ppm, and now it is only 388 ppm."

 

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:15 | 1577701 Version 7
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The place is getting unlivable and the rats come out of the woodwork. Ain't so Jurgy? Another leader. According to current definition, knows everything but what to do.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:16 | 1577704 Sudden Debt
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This is indeed the emotional reaction one expects from someone who's throwing in the towl.

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:25 | 1577750 oogs66
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cannibalization is the last resort...they are eating their own now

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:28 | 1577776 Whoa Dammit
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...Or knows he is about to be made redundant.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:19 | 1577706 baby_BLYTHE
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Central Banks are indeed very powerful institutions. Should we really believe Bilderberg attendee Rick Perry's rhetoric on Bernanke & the FED?

A young Alexander Emerick Jones once asked a former Texas Governor, George W Bush, during a press conference if he should indeed go after the Federal Reserve Bank. Immediately after questioning, Jones was forcibly removed from the conference, with his armed ripped behind his back (to which to this day has not fully recovered) and arrested outside on the premises. The crime? A simple question in a society that supposedly guarantees free and open speech.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NhmZSdmY0s

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:37 | 1577855 Vic Vinegar
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Fuck asking slewie a question today. 

BB you are the best.  Shine on you crazy diamond.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 13:01 | 1577941 Waffen
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I was there with Alex that day. The guy is 100% legit.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 13:09 | 1577968 baby_BLYTHE
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cool. Do you work for Alex?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 14:03 | 1578170 Lazlo Toth
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JFK.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:22 | 1577724 firstdivision
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ECB'S STARK: ALL DEVELOPED ECONOMIES HAVE PUB FINANCE PROBLEMS

Translation: Yes, all developed economies are a ponzi scheme.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:21 | 1577728 Internet Tough Guy
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ECB'S STARK: WHO LET YOU IN HERE. SECURITY.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:24 | 1577745 Internet Tough Guy
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ECB'S STARK: I ALWAYS TALK THIS WAY IN A SCREAMING FLAT MONOTONE DEVOID OF HUMANITY. I AM A GOOD BANKER. WHY DO YOU ASK

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:23 | 1577741 azengrcat
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PONZI GUY SUPERMAD.  NEXT UP RAGE QUIT?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:24 | 1577746 oogs66
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they are turning on themselves..the end is near....

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:25 | 1577753 Iriestx
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The ECB having their period?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:27 | 1577769 Miles Kendig
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ECB Stark does his central banker best at framing the "let's boost confidence" meme. Next he'll blame Osama bin Bernanke for undermining the pan European stability the ECB is laboring to defend with misty moats and soapbox fortifications

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