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Fed To Take Propaganda To The Schoolroom: Will Teach Grade 8-12 Students About Constitutionality Of... The Fed

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Back in September we noted a peculiar RFP by the Fed which sought to become a secret 'big brother' to the social media world, and to "monitor billions of conversations and generate text analytics based on predefined criteria." The Fed's desired product should be able to "determine the sentiment of a speaker or writer with respect to some topic or document"... "The solution must be able to gather data from the primary social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums and YouTube. It should also be able to aggregate data from various media outlets such as: CNN, WSJ, Factiva etc." Most importantly, the "Listening Platform" should be able to "Handle crisis situations, Continuously monitor conversations, and Identify and reach out to key bloggers and influencers." While it is unclear just how successful the Fed has been in eavesdropping on various critical blogs, and divining "sentiment", it now appears that the propaganda masters at the Office of Central Planning have decided to go for young American minds while they are still pliable. It appears that as part of its reenactment of Goebbels "economic education" curriculum, the Fed will now directly appeal to K 8-12 student, in which it will elucidate on the premise of "Constitutionality of a Central Bank." You know - just in case said young (and soon to be very unemployed) minds get ideas that heaven forbid, the master bank running the US is not exactly constitutional - you know, that whole thing between Andrew Jackson and the Second Bank of the United States...

And in case one is wondering what dogmatic propaganda their childredn will be filled with, here is tje course outline.

Lesson Description

The Constitution of the United States outlines the basic principles of the U.S. government. This lesson focuses on the express and implied powers of Congress and the power of the Supreme Court to decide whether a law is unconstitutional. In this lesson, students learn about McCulloch v. Maryland, a case decided in 1819 over (1) whether the state of Maryland had the right to tax the Second Bank of the United States and (2) whether Congress had violated the Constitution in establishing the Bank. Students also review the expressed powers of Congress identified in the Constitution and analyze how Congress implements the necessary and proper (elastic) clause to enact its expressed powers. Finally, students use their knowledge of McCulloch v. Maryland and the necessary and proper clause to consider the constitutionality of the Federal Reserve System.


Expressed powers
Federal Reserve Act
Fiat money
Implied powers
Necessary and proper (elastic) clause
Value of money [ZH: lol]


Students will:

  • define expressed powers, implied powers, precedent, fiat money, the Federal Reserve Act, the necessary and proper (elastic) clause, and the value of money;
  • cite examples of the expressed powers granted to Congress in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution;
  • explain the meaning of the necessary and proper (elastic) clause;
  • explain the significance of the McCulloch vs. Maryland Supreme Court case; and
  • give examples of the implied powers necessary to implement various expressed powers.

Yet the oddest thing about the lesson plan is visual #4. It speaks for itself:

Well thanks for the warning...

Full lesson:



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Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:07 | 2248229 ZippyBananaPants
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If they can slip this in with an episode of Dancing with the Stars, or those fat Kardashians, they would have more viewers.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:07 | 2248230 Printfaster
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We are all 8th graders now.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:08 | 2248236 francis_sawyer
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Bernanke... "Are you smarter than a 5th grader"?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:07 | 2248233 dick cheneys ghost
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How thin air creates Money

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:23 | 2274112 Zero Debt
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Management of Perspective Economics: A Primer 101
Dynamics of Financial Repression: The Gideon Gono Model 102
Quantitative Models for First-Resort Central Bank Lending 101

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:08 | 2248235 Conrad Murray
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Anyone hateful enough to send their children to public school deserves it. Fuck em.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:10 | 2248249 donsluck
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Hateful? -1

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:12 | 2248259 resurger
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me schooled!! Fuck that ...




Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:34 | 2248802 mkkby
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Me to.  Me learn reed in pubic skuuul.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:21 | 2248315 Conrad Murray
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Or stupid enough. It's a vicious self-reinforcing cycle I suppose. Public schools raise idiots who, in our age of Idiocracy, become "parents", and send their children off to become idiots as well.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:24 | 2248334 Global Hunter
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Ya CM has a way of saying some really weird radical shit and then eventually one begins to realize he's got a lot of good insights.

I understand you are married to a teacher, I'm know there are many caring teachers and education is important, but step back for a second, take away the emotion and think about school (I went in the 80s) and what it was you really learned.  A few good teachers aside the whole process is a big indoctrination camp to weed out the good little conformist worker bees from the trouble makers.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:36 | 2248387 donsluck
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I payed attention, had good and bad experiences, tossed out BS and kept the knowledge. You get what you put in, the value is there, you have to claim your knowledge as power.

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 00:43 | 2249612 engineertheeconomy
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Oh really? Then why don't you explain why we have to buy a banker three houses for every one we get. How is it that they never print the interest? Is usury payable? And what about those usury rate/ home foreclosure curves?


Tue, 03/13/2012 - 19:52 | 2252332 CaptainObvious
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My twelve year old home schooled kid says you misspelled "paid".  Three cheers for public education!

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:05 | 2248512 Meatballs
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Proud to have been identified early as a "trouble maker"...and doin' fine thank you very much. Had a "teacher" once tell me I was going to be a ditch digger and two years out of HS was making 3x his salary. One fucking idiot I'll never forget....

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:51 | 2248677 neidermeyer
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Hateful is accurate but has connotations different from the word I would use ... You are APATHETIC if you send your kids to public school in the USA.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 21:17 | 2249197 Totentänzerlied
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At best, guilty of gross negligence and reckless endangerment. At worst, guilty of felony child abuse and enslavement.

Edjemukate y'allsellvs.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 19:05 | 2248888 CH1
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Anyone hateful enough to send their children to public school deserves it. Fuck em.

You are 100% right on the evils of guv indoctrination centers (aka, guv schools). But...

Please remember that most people are ignorant, scared, confused and easily overcome by inertia.That's not "okay," but it doesn't make them hateful either.

Balance is precious.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:08 | 2248237 Joebloinvestor
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Home school!

Reloading 101

Living off the Land 101


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:18 | 2248293 a growing concern
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In the morning the kids can watch Hickock45 videos.  He is a teacher, after all.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:46 | 2248832 Manthong
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Don't forget basic mathematics, trigonometry, physics, external and terminal ballistics.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:52 | 2248682 A Nanny Moose
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Khan Academy to fill in any missing links.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:08 | 2248238 blu
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The "K" in the title is probably a misunderstanding; K means "kindergarten" I guess most people don't know that "K-12" means "all grades from kindergarten thru senior year high school"

I think the author meant "Grades 8-12" for the title, which makes more sense for a topic like central banking.

BTW, who besides me thinks that maybe the Fed is also trying to recruit more college-bound students into careers in finances and banking? One wonders if perhaps there has been a huge drop off in money majors of late ...

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:09 | 2248242 ffart
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Wouldn't they have to recognize the legitimacy of the Constitution in its entirety to even begin to make this argument. A document that the United States hasn't honored in 150 years. Not to mention the legal tender of the U.S. according to the constitution is measured in gold and silver. Seems like kind of a weak argument to me.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:13 | 2248267 tekhneek
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They don't actually read the Constitution itself in school. They just discuss "constitutionality" of private organizations like the Fed.


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:17 | 2248290 BliptoP3
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Not only that, but as soon as you tell an 8-12 grader something, they believe the opposite.  They should go even further and produce a list of banned books, and tell the children, that no matter what, they shouldn't read these books.  They're so screwed.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:09 | 2248243 donsluck
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An extremely defensive position. I am amazed at how paranoid the CB has become. Even though they provide price controls on our most basic commodity (currency and credit) they seem to think their position is perilous. Personally, I think this is a good thing, as responsible parents will be able to discuss this with their student children, perhaps offering an opposing point of view. In a legal sence, you are not allowed to cross examine (the FED) without them first broaching the subject of their, perhaps tenuous, legal position.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:23 | 2248579 Teamtc321
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Vomit! Start pushing interest in the Constitutional study in school's, then you might get some credibility on this thread.

In other not so polite verbiage, fuck the fed!!


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:09 | 2248245 longdong silver
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 Along with the sucsess of this website comes the responsabilty to expose the new world order to the people who do not know or understand.

Every thread you create is in one way or another connected to the n w o.

It's time for you to start connecting the dots for the sheeple.

kindest regards



Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:13 | 2248247 HD
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Fortunately, our public education system couldn't teach kids that water is wet. It's a waste of time.

If the Fed wants to indoctrinate our kids I suggest they get a reality show called "PRINTZ !!". Ben could show our impressionable youth that it's all about the bling yo! You wants fast cars and hot bitchez you gots to haz mo money. How do you get mo money? PRINTZ!!!!



Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:13 | 2248270 donsluck
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All my skills are a result of public education (I dropped out in 12th grade for various reasons). I am a successful businessman. My public education was just fine. The most important skill is critical thinking.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:25 | 2248340 Spacemoose
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the last two days i dropped my child off at school the teachers were out front demonstrating in support of an increase in my taxes.  i don't have the courage to fight back with a counter demonstration because i'm afraid thay'd take it out on my kid.  i've suffered a 50% reduction in my income and those assholes now want me to work the rest of my life so they can retire at 50 and take vacations to the carribean (like some of my retired teacher friends do).  it seems that a little sharing of the pain by our public sector is in order. 

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:29 | 2248358 donsluck
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Misery loves company, but solves nothing. Sharing the pain is not a solution. Retire at 50? Hardly. Only if you start at 20 and take a reduced pension (which you paid into, as a teacher).

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 00:49 | 2249616 engineertheeconomy
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Dude shut the fuck up already. Go back to your troll hole

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:29 | 2248364 HD
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You honestly believe our current public education system provides a quality education that fosters critical thinking?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:39 | 2248401 donsluck
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Did you go to public school? My guess is 80% on this blog did, and they are seaking data for their own version of critical thinking. I simply think we should stop attacking teachers (although one did, in fact, attack me in middle school, no permanent damage).

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:04 | 2248724 A Nanny Moose
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I simply think we should stop attacking teachers (although one did, in fact, attack me in middle school, no permanent damage).

Coulda been worse. You coulda had you some Mark Berndt.

Nobody is attacking teachers. There are attacks on the audacity of unions to ask for more, when everybody else is cutting back. Then again, teachers volunteered to work for an employer, which could force kids into substandard indictrination facilities at gunpoint. Ironically, that same gun always, eventually gets used against those who requested force in the first place.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:16 | 2248747 faustian bargain
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You are being WAYYY too defensive here. The problem with public schools is not the teachers, although there are plenty of idiot teachers out there. The problem with public schools is they are a system that overall is unaccountable and does not have to compete because its 'customers' are forced to attend. The intrusion of the government in education has created a massive distortion - a bubble - in the cost of getting education. Not to mention, forcing parents to send kids to school (particularly to crappy ones) is a violation of their rights.

Simply saying that 80% of the readers here probably went to public school does nothing to imply that public schools are desirable and good. It's possible, even likely, that most of us succeeded in getting an education despite the public school, not because of it. I know the good teachers I had were few and far between, and deserve to be sainted for putting up with the public school system.

Our country really needs to wean itself off the education dole.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 19:08 | 2248901 CH1
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Did you go to public school? My guess is 80% on this blog did

Yeah, I did... because I was forced to!

I escaped as soon as I could and finally started learning in earnest.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 21:20 | 2249217 Totentänzerlied
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Congratulations, but you, like all other public school alumni, can only be successful in spite of your public schooling.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:14 | 2248275 dontgoforit
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really funny!!  thanx

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:25 | 2248343 bbq on whitehou...
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That was funny, and painful.  Printz but dont Mintz yo bling bling.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:39 | 2248404 Overflow-admin
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U want a job? Become print worker!


U mad?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:10 | 2248248 Shameful
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Why not indoctrinate them that if they speak ill of the Fed or Bernake that boils will break out on their skin, and their flesh will begin to rot until they fall on their knees and beg Zimbabwe Ben for forgiveness and his divine mercy?

Rounding past comical joke to full blown farce on every level.  History will not be kind.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:20 | 2248745 longdong silver
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Didn't you hear?

Its call Morgellons desease

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:19 | 2248755 longdong silver
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delete copy

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:11 | 2248252 PaperBear
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This would be a good comedy.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:11 | 2248253 alien-IQ
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School is not about teaching it's about taming.

Indoctrination not education.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:37 | 2248396 Boxed Merlot
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15.Ask the students to return to their seats.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:14 | 2248258 Uber Vandal
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Speaking of Andrew Jackson....

He was the only President to nearly eliminate our national debt.

On Jan. 1, 1791, our national debt was $75,463,476.52

It swelled to $127,334,933.74 by 1816.

By 1835, it was but $33,733.05

Yes, by 1835, the national debt was less than what the government borrows each second today! 

And that was when there used to be half cent pieces in circulation.


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:13 | 2248263 EvlTheCat
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Glad I fucking home school my kids!

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:21 | 2248319 donsluck
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Home from school fucking your kids?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:23 | 2248585 EvlTheCat
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You got me! Better call DCFS and take them away..

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:09 | 2248731 A Nanny Moose
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Are you always this much of an asshat?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:13 | 2248264 Sleepless Knight
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Im so glad we dont have any financial panics and economic problems since 1913 and the fed!

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:13 | 2248265 VulpisVulpis
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The kids will be too busy texting/tweeting/sexting/whatever to actually absorb the lesson anyway. Did you see Jersey Shore last night?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:14 | 2248281 pauhana
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Soon to be cancelled, thank god.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:32 | 2248370 WillyGroper
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Rumor has it that Newt is the father of Snooki's baybeeeeee

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:13 | 2248266 MonkeySmoke
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Please tell me this is some kind of sick twisted messed up joke. The Federal Reserve "bank" is the world's largest, most organized crime syndicate in the history of the world. And now they want to teach the children of their "Consitutionality"? Give me a break, you criminal, helicopter Bennie boy.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:13 | 2248271 pauhana
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Oops!  Did someone at the Fed read "The Creature from Jekyll Island" and figure out they have a PR problem?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:13 | 2248272 itchy166
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Right up there with creationism.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:14 | 2248274 saycheeeese
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junk food... junk education....  students deserve it since they are mostly passive idiots more interested in their FB account and other gaming activities..

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:23 | 2248329 donsluck
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Most students are idiots? Did you really mean to write that? Were you paying attention during class? Students are children, be careful what you think they "deserve".

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 21:28 | 2249238 Totentänzerlied
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At what age does one cease to be a child? Careful what you answer, because if it is a number, it is wrong. I hardly think it is appropriate or accurate to refer to middle- and high-school students as children in the same way one refers to grade-school children.

They are not idiots, they are useful-idiots-in-training. Not that they really have any choice, or freely chose that path: they don't and did not. That's the point.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:14 | 2248278 Financial_Guard...
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Mind control of our children is almost complete.

My daughter (and her entire mother's side of the family for that matter) used to like Obama. Now she wants him out and for a Repiblican to win. I'm proud that she is using her critical thinking skills and forming her own opinion. She is 13, and I'm proud.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:19 | 2248304 kekekekekekeke
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are you counting that as a victory? I think you're doing it wrong

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:56 | 2248472 Financial_Guard...
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My daughter can think for herself.

I can't think of a better skill for a parent to teach a child. So yes, I am counting that as a victory and you are wrong--I am doing it right.

Wish I could say that for you...

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:21 | 2248764 faustian bargain
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Well, no. Jumping the Obama ship for another form of groupthink is not really evidence that she's thinking for herself. When she starts criticizing the Democrat-Republican duopoly and can see through the divide-and-conquer charade, then you've got something. Otherwise, "baa-aaa-aaa."

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 23:22 | 2249503 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Bingo! When she says, "daddy, I don't see any difference between democrats and republicans - they're both fucked," that's when you can be proud.


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:21 | 2248317 marcusfenix
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it's a good start, now if we could just get young minds to see beyond the right/left, republicrat lie, to understand the two party dictatorship for what it truly is...

then we would be getting somewhere.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:22 | 2248325 greecerules
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right.....because shes going to vote for the party which created the financial mess in the first place?  very wise move let me tell you.  When Mitt 'flip flop' Romney lowers taxes even more on his 1% buddies and loads the country up with even more debt it will all be for the better. 

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:26 | 2248344 donsluck
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Created by both parties, executed by Bush, continued by Obama, allowed because it's too complex for the electorate. Complexity is a sign of fraud. Normal people cannot understand the criminal mind as it violates normal social functioning.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 19:56 | 2249006 lizzy36
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Normal people can most definately understand the "criminal mind". They just can't imagine it on anybody but black/brown or poor folk. What violates normal social functioning is that the criminal mind occurs in rich white folk and that is where so called "normal people" run into an issue "understanding".

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:09 | 2248527 Financial_Guard...
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This is great, almost laughable if it weren't so sad...

So you believe you have the right to judge my daughter's decision, without talking to her or knowing her thought process? Or for that matter allowing her to present her arguements against yours and see who can make the best case?

Pathetic. You are missing the actual point my dim-witted Greecer friend.

She listens, she learns, makes her case, and has made a decision by critical thought. She now has the skill to evaluate the FED "lesson", if she is ever presented with it and decide for herself. That is the point. She is now able to defend herself from the likes of you who somehow has found the only crystal ball on the earth that actually works and can tell us exactly what Mitt is going to do.

I'm not particularly a fan of Mitt. But my daughter has taken a step and learned an important skill. For the poster that mentioned how corrupt both parties are, she'll get that soon enough, and on her own. For her to put the pieces together and understand that Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same coin is just a matter of time.

One step at a time they learn. Not everything at once...

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:55 | 2248469 SMG
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The are both only one party, the Oligarch Puppet Party, which BTW are the same Oligarchs who control the Fed.  When she understands that, then she can begin to become free.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:17 | 2248559 wretch
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Still not free.  We'll have to fight for that.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:14 | 2248280 VulpisVulpis
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"The paper system being founded on public confidence and having of itself no intrinsic value, it is liable to great and sudden fluctuations, thereby rendering property insecure and the wages of labor unsteady and uncertain.

The corporations which create the paper money can not be relied upon to keep the circulating medium uniform in amount. In times of prosperity, when confidence is high, they are tempted by the prospect of gain or by the influence of those who hope to profit by it to extend their issues of paper beyond the bounds of discretion and the reasonable demands of business; and when these issues have been pushed on from day to day, until public confidence is at length shaken, then a reaction takes place, and they immediately withdraw the credits they have given, suddenly curtail their issues, and produce an unexpected and ruinous contraction of the circulating medium, which is felt by the whole community. 

The banks by this means save themselves, and the mischievous consequences of their imprudence or cupidity are visited upon the public. Nor does the evil stop here. These ebbs and flows in the currency and these indiscreet extensions of credit naturally engender a spirit of speculation injurious to the habits and character of the people. We have already seen its effects in the wild spirit of speculation in the public lands and various kinds of stock which within the last year or two seized upon such a multitude of our citizens and threatened to pervade all classes of society and to withdraw their attention from the sober pursuits of honest industry. 

It is not by encouraging this spirit that we shall best preserve public virtue and promote the true interests of our country; but if your currency continues as exclusively paper as it now is, it will foster this eager desire to amass wealth without labor; it will multiply the number of dependents on bank accommodations and bank favors; the temptation to obtain money at any sacrifice will become stronger and stronger, and inevitably lead to corruption, which will find its way into your public councils and destroy at no distant day the purity of your Government."

Andrew Jackson, Farewell Address, 1837

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:15 | 2248284 LongSoupLine
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The Fed - Grooming future NYFRB interns since 1914.

...and if that doesn't work kids, there's...wait for it...Summer Camp..YAY!

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:16 | 2248285 data_monkey
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Thanks for the reminder, ZH.


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:19 | 2248305 greecerules
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why?  because the Fed has successfully assisted in building the most powerful country in the world? 

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:30 | 2248362 resurger
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//Douche ALERT//


would you like to Junk?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:34 | 2248381 data_monkey
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there are much better trolls than you on this site. please try a little harder.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:34 | 2248382 bbq on whitehou...
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What of the people?

Is a country stronger with weak populations. OR are people stronger with weaker countries?

What is it that you wish a strong people or a strong country?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:58 | 2248869 greecerules
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Why the choice?  How about both. 


It's not the fed that's weakened the country its the corrupt and inept politicians. To be specific its Republican philosophy which lies to the people about individual responsibility, less government etc and does exactly the opposite. Pathetic. 

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 20:42 | 2249098 lizzy36
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Since the beginning of the current Fed regime the USD has lost 99% of its value.

Explain to me how you are exactly defining wealth.

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 01:23 | 2249649 data_monkey
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It is painfully obvious you did not read my post above. Would you like to try again? This time you might try more big words and an exclaimation point or two. If you don't, you may begin to look a tad retarded and people will start to ignore you.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:17 | 2248288 breakyoself
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If you're a parent of these young minds it is your duty to counter this manipulative move by the FED and educate them on the fwhole scam.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:21 | 2248292 kekekekekekeke
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it's not a bad lesson plan pedagogically speaking, might have to use it sometime after this NCLB/Race to the Top marathon testing season finishes, with my own tweaks of course ;] got some $5/$33 maples to show off 

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:18 | 2248295 greecerules
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The US is very lucky and should be happy it has a central bank, without which it would never have been able to build an empire or attract the level of investment and wealth over the last 50 years. 


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:24 | 2248578 Peter Pan
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When did you do the course? It seems to have worked wonders for you. Then again with your alias GREECERULES I can understand that you are still a little confused .

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:53 | 2248856 greecerules
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Well speaking of alias it seems you are still trapped in adolescents. 


Any event the truth is the US wouldn't be as powerful as it is today without a central bank. Surely you realize this. 

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 23:28 | 2249518 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The Fed must be desperate if this is representative of the quality of shills they're employing.


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:18 | 2248296 SemperFord
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Kids won't learn crap anyway(most) the majority of teachers are in it for the money , benefits and time off. I had my youngest brother ask his social studies teacher whether the Federal Reserve was part of the Executive, Legislative or Judicial branch of the government...teacher said it was the Executive..."nough said Biatches...Another problem with this article is that it basically states the Fed is here to stay :(

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:24 | 2248335 kekekekekekeke
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most people work for the money and benefits, why do you hold teachers to a different standard? I know I know I should totally be martyring myself and sacrificing my personal time for my <$40k/year but I'd rather dick around on zerohedge or get some sunlight every once in a while. FOR THE CHILDREN>

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:08 | 2248526 Conrad Murray
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Most people used to not suck at the government teat for a living. Most people don't walk around with a holier-than-thou attitude about their job. You don't see Alex the mechanic walking around telling people the world will end if he doesn't get another 5% raise and another week of vacation for changing tires and oil. Bob the dry cleaner isn't trying to put a lien on your "property" via taxes to support his lifestyle.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 22:00 | 2249328 Totentänzerlied
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If a teacher is teaching a public school curriculum to a public school class inside a publich school building, all of which is paid for and run by a public school system, the list of things wrong with the whole situation is most likely transfinite.

That the teacher chose to become indoctrinated by purveyors of modern pedagogical theory (communitarianist brainwashing for dummies & the idiot's guide to child zombification), "earn" a teaching certification, seek employment in a public school, and agree to use an approved curriculum - these things all subtract enormously from the character and credibility of any would-be educator. Implicit in each is the assumption that it is morally acceptable to abduct people's children from their homes for ~8 hours per day 5 days per week, confine them to a prison-like environment, see to it that by age 18 they are ready to become the next generation of mindless workers/consumers with no capacity for critical or creative thought and virtually no factual knowledge of history, economic, or politics, AND CHARGE EVERYONE FOR THIS WONDERFUL PRIVILEGE.

Teachers and pedagogical theorists have been supremely complicit in the century-long process of converting my countrymen from reasonably free, independent, industrious, individualistic, and knowledgeable producers to enslaved, dependent, listless, deferential, communitarian, and ignorant consumers.

And these people have the gall to demand that ever greater portions of OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY be forcibly redistributed into their pockets.

The saddest thing is that for the most part neither the teachers nor the students have any inkling as to the true nature and purpose of the institution.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:19 | 2248306 Race Car Driver
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In this day and age, why is the FED fretting over a godamn piece of paper, anyhow. It'd be different if anyone paid it any mind outside of an occassional nostalgic sound bite.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:19 | 2248307 kito
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meanwhile the m1 and m2 money supply charts are flat to heading south, velocity is in a freefall,  and ben isnt doing a thing about it........hmmmm.......doesnt bode well for the hyperinflationistas..............maybe ben should return to the round table........trouble is on its way...........

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:44 | 2248419 flacorps
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The economy is an unlit charcoal grill. QE is lighter fluid. The inflationary matches haven't done anything ... So far...

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:18 | 2248562 kito
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even a couple of trillion more from ben will hardly dent a world that is deleveraging at many times more that sum.....

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 18:27 | 2248777 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"The economy is an unlit charcoal grill. QE is lighter fluid. The inflationary matches haven't done anything ... So far..."

The money multiplier and MZM velocity must undergo a serious reversal (the "money" must get into the general circulation for the real inflationary blow-up):

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 21:36 | 2249261 Conrad Murray
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If the Central Planners are having a BBQ I'll be glad to put the flame to their grill. I'm doing the clickity clack dance just thinking about it.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 23:30 | 2249521 TheFourthStooge-ing
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I'll gladly kick in a box of blue tip matches.


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:20 | 2248309 blunderdog
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Any good teach would "teach the controversy" on this one.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:21 | 2248313 Mongo
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Epic. The morons show a picture of the zimbabwe dollar... LOL

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:21 | 2248314 Imminent Collapse
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I understand that when the FBI arrested the hacker Sabu recently who turned into an informant and snitch as soon as they put the cuffs on him, that they got him to hack ZH's server and determine the identity of all those who post on this site.

You think that they aren't working on that? Think again you terrorists!

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:37 | 2248639 Kaiser Sousa
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slave on.....

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 23:34 | 2249527 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Imminent Collapse said:

I understand that when the FBI arrested the hacker Sabu recently who turned into an informant and snitch as soon as they put the cuffs on him, that they got him to hack ZH's server and determine the identity of all those who post on this site.

You think that they aren't working on that? Think again you terrorists!

Who fucking cares? Janet Napolitano in a wood chipper, baby.

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Mon, 03/12/2012 - 23:50 | 2249550 Conrad Murray
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Don Rickles Backstreet Boys steganography Lee van Cleef kaopectate

I can't help but feel there's some underlying, hidden meaning in this mental image...

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:23 | 2248330 David Wooten
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The Fed will have a much more difficult time indoctrinating kids with this stuff than environmentalists had turning them into tree huggers.  Average kids are sure to be bored with stuff about banking and McCullough, etc.  And that's good - better to know nothing than to know something that ain't so.   The smarter kids will see through this and, when they get older, they'll support people like Ron Paul.  Of course, the government will be bankrupt by then which will make things even better.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 22:12 | 2249350 Totentänzerlied
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Knowing nothing is where most people currently are. I'm inclined to doubt that knowing something which is false could be any worse - except for their more enlightened conversational partners.


As you say, this is merely another tornado in a teacup - a teacup which has recently passed the midpoint of it's parabolic trajectory and is rapidly approaching its gravitationally determined destiny.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:23 | 2248332 cygnetsong
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They are really intent on making sure you know the good and plenty clause is "elastic".  Revisionist, propagandizing tyrant busy bodies!  I'm sure that's exactly what the founders meant when they set out to create a system of government with the foundational principal of constraining the state... with elastic.  Do they even believe this crap, or don't they care?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:26 | 2248346 slewie the pi-rat
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at least the kids won't hafta go into debt to learn this

(get it?)  Hahaha!

of course the Constitution still won't mean what the teachers or the FED say it means; that is up to our independent judiciary

tyvm!  i'll be here all week!


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:29 | 2248347 Dr. Engali
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The fifth and the tenth plank of the communist manifesto.


5. Centralization of credit in the banks of the state, by means of a national bank with state capital and an exclusive monopoly.

10. Free education for all children in public schools. Abolition of children's factory labor in its present form. Combination of education with industrial production, etc

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:31 | 2248348 mc_LDN
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What’s the most resilient parasite? An Idea. A single idea from the human mind can build cities. An idea can transform the world and rewrite all the rules.”

To those at the Fed - time's up. This idea is growing, expanding like a wave. Soon that trickle you hear becomes a surge and soon - hush - very soon...

"... I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who would attempt to poison and destroy My brothers. And you will know My name is the Lord when I lay My vengeance upon thee."

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:47 | 2248430 donsluck
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Lord? Who is Lord? Who is My?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:33 | 2248632 Gold Dog
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Not sure what it means but it sounds cool so I say it before I whack people.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:45 | 2248661 tmosley
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Natural law is my Lord, and I am myself.  Woe to those who would lead my brothers astray.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:27 | 2248351 Stoploss
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Just so there's no confusion. The FUCKING FED IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL, since very explicit reasons were given as to WHY there should NEVER be ANY CENTRAL BANK established in THIS COUNTRY. That's why all those people died back then to come here...To get away from the fucking central planners!! For Fuck Sakes!!

M v M simply marked the day free capitalism died!!

FED is in self destruct mode. Bernanke's name will be tied to this cluster fuck FOREVER........................... The only sliver of satisfaction throughout all of this.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:31 | 2248361 Overflow-admin
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F**k The Fed
Words and Music by Neal Fox (unbeeped version)

Sit back, little children
As I tell the tale
Of how democracy and freedom bit the dust
They were sold while we were sleeping
Something evil came a-creeping
Now it's hard to know exactly who to trust

It was 1913 on a Christmas day
Congress gave away its right to create cash
Now your money's only worth
Just what the Bankers say
And you can lose your only shirt
In just a flash

You see the Federal Reserve
Is not a government thing
It's a bunch of private bankers we obey
And they don't answer to the people
'Cause they pull the strings
And that's precisely why we have to say...

Hey, hey
Hey, hey
Fuck The Fed!

Now, not too long ago
There was a President who tried
He was about to stick it to
The lousy Fed
He made some legal tender
Silver-backed in all its spender
It's unfortunate he ended up dead

Clinton, Bush, Barak Obama,
Carter, Reagen and McCain
We can argue who's the best until we drop
But whoever is elected
It all comes out the same
Till we see that it's the Fed we need to stop


We need a President with balls
No matter white or black or female
Someone more than
Just another talking head
They have to stand up for our rights
They better read the constitution
When they hear the people cry:
Fuck the Fed!

So tell your children's children
If we're still around to tell
How depressions were created
By a few
How the people lived and suffered
While the candidates debated
Till the people knew exactly what to do

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:30 | 2248365 LauraB
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Proof that Ron Paul IS winning!  Ron Paul 2012!

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:31 | 2248367 flyonmywall
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Public education in this country is not about learning, it's about babysitting mindless brats, 95% of whom cannot articulate a single thought properly without "I want" in it.

As for the rest of the 5%, very few of them are being educated in the public school system. That should tell you something right off the bat.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:49 | 2248435 donsluck
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It tells me you have no respect for children.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 23:41 | 2249535 TheFourthStooge-ing
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"The Cheeldren" can fucking rot for all I care. At least I don't use them as pawns to justify more bans on this or restrictions on that.

Bring back lawn darts, dammit!


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:02 | 2248496 Derpmonger
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You shouldn't totally blame the schools, think of all the media that they are being exposed to, have you seen the programming on radio and television lately?  Total brainfuck.  

I learned a lot and had a lot of fun with my friends at public school.   

Tue, 03/13/2012 - 10:27 | 2250263 CoolBeans
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Public school is great for kids socially, I'll give ya that.  But do you have kids in school?  Have you looked at the content of their lessons and current books used?  I suspect you do not because you'd be on fire right now.

I do agree with you assessment of TV and radio these days...

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:32 | 2248371 MayIMommaDogFac...
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1819!?!?!?  How pre-civil-war of them. 

I thought Bernanke was publicly on-record stating that one cannot learn anything about economics from this time period...

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:32 | 2248372 steelhead23
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The New Math - No Child Left Behind = Tested to death

U.S. Federal Reserve System = No Child's Behind Left Untested

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:33 | 2248375 Heiman Van Rock...
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Another act of desperation. This will just cause more and more questions to be asked exposing the

" banker has no clothes"

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:33 | 2248376 luckylogger
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No child left behind lesson plan!

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 19:52 | 2248999 Rainman
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Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:33 | 2248377 Theta_Burn
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Is this what will be replacing Social studies?

I don't see this moving past this proposal phase, just like that "ebonics" retard moment someone had..

Plus this could backfire and actually educate the masses to the scam of it all.

Seems nothing more than sleight of hand BS to me...

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:50 | 2248439 Theta_Burn
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Uh oh someone pissed that ebonics got laughed out of the classroom?

pc of shit.


Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:33 | 2248378 marcusfenix
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this is just wrong in every possible sense of the word.

the Fed has no business in the classroom...ever.

orwellian doesn't even cover this.

I just hope in whatever schools this abomination, this propaganda appears in the parents pull their children as soon as they get wind of what's being taught. 

damn, I knew things were bad, the hour is late and it is very dark, I knew the dream was slipping away, but are we really losing this badly?

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:34 | 2248379 ziggy59
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Deperate times need desperate measures..

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:34 | 2248380 Ripped Chunk
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They see the success of the big lie finally slipping away. This move should have been anticipated. Since fewer and fewer people can afford college costs anymore, stocking economics academia with Fed disciples will no longer maintain the status quo.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:35 | 2248383 optimator
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"OK kids, Holocaust Studies period is over, it's now time for your FED lesson. 

And remember, Hilde, if you laugh out loud at some of the FED names it'll be detention for you again."

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:30 | 2248623 SMG
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Go take your trolling elsewhere.   The FED is controlled by Luciferian Illuminati, not jewish people.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:36 | 2248389 Zymurguy
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Great, that's all we need is one more fucking "teachers institute/training day" where they get a day off of work and those of us paying their salaries have to take a vacation day or pay for day care so they can do it.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:25 | 2248594 my puppy for prez
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That's the LEAST of my concerns regarding this outrage!

Thank God my kids are not in these "Schools of Truth".

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:36 | 2248390 Shizzmoney
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"Today kids, we're gonna learn how to type in zeros into a computer, the magic of CTRL-P, and how creating monetary value out of thin air somehow makes you an expert on The Great Depression.

At the end of the week, I'll have you little ones come into class and we'll have a mock Congressional questioning, complete with a tidy cheat sheet on how to lie to members of the House and Senate, and have most of the country not notice."

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:36 | 2248393 americanspirit
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Here's the core of this evil bullshit:

"20.Explain that there were times throughout U.S. history that Congress debated how “to coin Money [and] regulate the Value of thereof” (Clause 5). The federal government chartered the First Bank of the United States in 1791 to handle the financial needs ofthe federal government. It also gave the country a more-stable national currency. Its charter was allowed to expire in 1811. The Second Bank of the United States wasestablished in 1816; its charter was allowed to expire in 1836. 

21.Explain that for a long time thereafter, the United States did not have a central bank,and the U.S. economy experienced many financial panics and economic problems as a result."

All the rest of these so-called 'lessons' are fluff - the central objective is to plant the idea that the US NEEDS the Fed.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:54 | 2248459 LawsofPhysics
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There you go, never mind the real economic growth and prosperity that the country enjoyed when there was NO central bank.  At least until banks in Europe funded a war to fight about whether or not to have a central bank.  History does rythme, damn.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:37 | 2248395 williambanzai7
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Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:42 | 2248412 Dr. Engali
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+1. Best album ever.

Wed, 03/14/2012 - 00:25 | 2253015 Clashfan
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Um, very good album, one of the top ten, probably. Best ever? See my avatar.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:21 | 2248570 Bastiat
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Pink slime!

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 17:22 | 2248581 my puppy for prez
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Ha ha ha ha William...perfect!  This graphic will fit into my much simpler lesson plan for the kiddies:

Instead of the ridiculous drivel aka "lesson plan" above, I suggest a much simpler one that the fluoridated kiddies might be able to grasp:

"Okay, kids.  See this hamburger from the lunch room?  Think of that pattie as the ECONOMY.

Now, see this stuff they call 'pink slime' that's added to your burger?  That represents the FED.

Now, do you STILL want to eat that burger?.......I thought not!  Lesson over."

Ah, yes....the kiddies are fed pink slime.  Now they will be fed the FED.

Is there really any difference? 

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 23:52 | 2249555 CitizenPete
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perfect  LMAO -- put it on the front of the Teachers Lesson Plan.

Mon, 03/12/2012 - 16:38 | 2248399 bbq on whitehou...
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Its a fine thing im sure some kid can show up with a proper coin collection, and they all can atest to the Central banks success on price stability.

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