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FOMC Minutes Word Cloud And Key Word Count

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Below is the top-50 word cloud of the FOMC statement. Several key words and the number of appearances: Unemployment: 15; Volatility: 3; Italy: 1; Japan:3; 2011: 6; 2012: 3; 2013: 1; Transitory: 2 (4 in the June minutes); Debt: 19; Inflation: 29; Deflation: 1; Trillion: 1; Quadrillion: 0; Gold: 0; and... waxing: 1.

 

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Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:30 | 1615928 nope-1004
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Today "money" = debt.

Inflation or deflation are just fancy words used to represent the tools for wealth confiscation.  Totally sad state of affairs.

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:15 | 1616100 Precious
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What a relief to know what that they are thinking about the "recent growth period inflation of economic committee prices and policy rates."

Obviously they are much well informed. 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:31 | 1615936 TruthInSunshine
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"waxing: 1"

 

Wax on, wax off, as The Bernank shows bushy tailed, bright eyed Federal Reserve interns his QE machine, on orientation day.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:47 | 1616008 Long-John-Silver
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Sounds like he's burning a candle on both ends.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:23 | 1616137 spiral_eyes
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policy totally missing the f'n point. i guess it's not benny's fault. but "more accommodative policy" will just massage figures for a few months while the underlying problems fester.

http://azizonomics.com/2011/08/30/hunger/ 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:22 | 1616133 snowball777
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Found in proximity to "Brazilian"? Or was that inflation?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:31 | 1615938 papaswamp
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So basically they didn't say anything except 'we have no fucking clue what to do'.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:32 | 1615939 Cognitive Dissonance
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 Deflation: 1; Trillion: 1; Quadrillion: 0; Gold: 0; and... waxing: 1.

Sometimes what is not said is so much more important than what is.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:35 | 1615954 DoChenRollingBearing
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YES, Yes, yes.  The dog that did not bark.  They do NOT want us buying gold.

Shh...

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:38 | 1615969 The They
Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1616031 Shell Game
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Nor voting for Ron Paul.  another, Shhh..

And don't be growing your own food or arming yourself, you may poison yerself or shoot yer eye out!

"We're the government and we're here to help."

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:45 | 1616237 DoChenRollingBearing
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+1

Very true re Ron Paul and making preparations.

Sounds like you have been reading suspicious blogs!

Government help?  No, thanks, move along to the next guy.  Please.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1616044 Snidley Whipsnae
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DCRB... You know and I know and everyone reading this site knows that those azz hats at the Fed are having many discussions about how to hold gold prices in check.

The published minutes are for all us sheeple.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:12 | 1616086 Cognitive Dissonance
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The published minutes are for all us sheeple.

This is something that is never discussed. Do we really think the Fed meeting minutes represent what is actually said at these meetings? Or is it all just another carefully groomed script designed to get the dogs barking and howling at the moon?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:28 | 1616160 SheepDog-One
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Carrot and stick, all it is.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:47 | 1616249 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ Snidley, +1

Ba-aah!  Baa-aaah!  Baah-aah-aaah!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:36 | 1615960 Misean
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Tits-up

Game over, man!

Get while the gettin's good.

And...it's gone!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:50 | 1616022 Snidley Whipsnae
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Don Mclean sings to the Fed...

A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

But february made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver.
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn’t take one more step.

So bye-bye, miss american pie.
Drove my chevy to the levee,
But the levee was dry.
And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey and rye
Singin’, "this’ll be the day that I die.
"this’ll be the day that I die."

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:20 | 1616122 Zedge Hero
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You mean this right?

Long Long Time ago…..
I can still remember
How that money used to make me smile.
And I knew if I had my choice
That I could hear those peoples voice
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while.

But September 08 made me shiver
And I began collecting Silver
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn’t take one more step.

I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about the housing slide,
But something touched me deep inside
The day the money died.

So bye-bye, to the American lie..
Drove my stock to the top,
And the market went dry.
And them Wall Street boys were thinking risky with lies
Saying’, "this’ll be the day that we die.
"this’ll be the day that we die."

Did you write the loans for the Bank,
And do you have faith in Ben Bernank,
for if the Government  tells you so?
Do you believe in too big to fail,
Is you house now finally up for Sale?
And can you teach me how to refinance real slow

Well, I know that you’re still in love with this
cause I see it in your complete abyss
We really both can choose
Man, I hate those derivatives too.

I was a lonely disgruntled American buck
With a sick sensation that started to suck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the money died.

We started singin’,
"bye-bye, to the american lie."
Drove my stock to the top,
And the market went dry.
And them Wall street boys were thinkng risky with lies
Saying’, "this’ll be the day that we die.
"this’ll be the day that we die."

Now for three years we’ve been on our own
While Bank’s got fat on a rollin’ loan,
But that’s not how it used to be.
When geithner says live within our means,
As A puppet from the powers that be
But a silence came from you and me,

Oh, and while the US was looking down,
China is stealing it’s thorny crown.

 Europe union was adjourned;
Another bailout was returned.


And while Obama read a book on marx,
The people protested in the park,
And we sold gold in the dark
The day the money died.

We were singin’,
"bye-bye, to the american lie."
Drove my stock to the top,
And the market went dry.
And them Wall street boys were thinkng risky with lies
Saying’, "this’ll be the day that we die.
"this’ll be the day that we die."

bets, and debts in a summer sweat.
The stock fell off cause of Euorpean debt,
World Markets high and falling fast.
It’s still too high for the price of gas.
The politicians debt bill did pass,
With downgrade rating in a flash

Now the European air was filled with fumes
All the riots were just starting to exhume.
We all got up to fight,
Oh, but we never got the right
`cause the FED tried to print some more
The money they added was making us poor.
Do you recall the horror
The day the money died?

We were singin’,
"bye-bye, to the american lie."
Drove my stock to the top,
And the market went dry.
And them Wall street boys were thinkng risky with lies
Saying’, "this’ll be the day that we die.
"this’ll be the day that we die."

Oh, and there we were all in one place,
401 k’s all lost in space
With no time left to start again.
So come on: Ben be nimble, Ben be quick!
The Federal Reserve and that magic stick
Cause the printing press is the devil’s only friend.

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage.
No angel born in hell
Could break that Chairmen’s spell.
And as the Gold climbed high into the night
To light the path that was actually right,
I saw Bernanke laughing with delight
The day the money died

He was even singin’,
"bye-bye, to the american lie."
Drove my stock to the top,
And the market went dry.
And them Wall street boys were thinkng risky with lies
Saying’, "this’ll be the day that we die.
"this’ll be the day that we die."

I bought some gold and sang the blues
Hoping for some happy news

Banks got tired and burned away.
I went down to the old coin store
Where I’d bought silver years before,
But the man there said my money wouldn’t pay.

And in the Wall street: the brokers screamed,
The CEO’s cried, and oil creamed.
But not a word was spoken;
The global markets all were broken.
And the two men I admire most:
Ron Paul and the Thomas Jefferson’s ghost,

They caught the last train for the coast
The day the money died.

And they were even singin’,
"bye-bye, to the american lie."
Drove my stock to the top,
And the market went dry.
And them Wall street boys were thinkng risky with lies
Saying’, "this’ll be the day that we die.
"this’ll be the day that we die."

 they were even singin’,
"bye-bye, to the american lie."
Drove my stock to the top,
And the market went dry.
And them Wall street boys were thinkng risky with lies
Saying’, "this’ll be the day that we die.
"this’ll be the day that we die."

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:07 | 1616056 knukles
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                           Waxing

There will be free back waxing today in the Senate Dining Room immediately after the Freedom Fry and Beanofart Soup service.
Be sure to join us for our monthly fun get together "Know Your Congresscritter" so you can meet those to whom we wire all that offshore money.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:36 | 1615961 Careless Whisper
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intermeeting

bwahahahahahahahaha

that's not a real word. but then again, the fed doesn't create real money.

 

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:17 | 1616403 NotApplicable
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I'd say they don't create sound money, as the debt is real, and could be chosen as an instrument of exchange by the masses. Thing is, only a fool (or someone under coercion) would ever choose to exchange it at par, instead of discounting it for risk.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:37 | 1615966 fishface
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the inflationary use of Inflation will lead to the use of Quadrillion eventually

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:41 | 1615985 baby_BLYTHE
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yep. just keeping tacking on zeros, that is all the FED knows how to do.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:38 | 1615968 Let them eat iPads
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I don't see the words "meddling" or "desperate" anywhere in the word cloud.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:40 | 1615979 HelluvaEngineer
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or "whores" - I expected to see that one quite a lot

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:41 | 1615986 NOTaREALmerican
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The one word to rule them all:  Bullshit !

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:41 | 1615987 OrestesPenthilu...
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FOMC should go piss up a rope.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:49 | 1616018 knukles
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Hah!  Trickle up stimulus!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:44 | 1615995 PulauHantu29
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Lindsey Lohan and Kim Kardashian are not even mentioned once?

 

How odd. No wonder Americans don't read the Fed minutes.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:48 | 1616010 baby_BLYTHE
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according to her Twitter only a few months ago, Lohan was very concerned about her loss of purchasing power due to the FED printing money

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:23 | 1616422 NotApplicable
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LOL That's awesome! I was about to profess my new found love for her when I saw it was a paid endorsement for the National Inflation Association.

I wonder how many tweets it would take to get this into the minds of all of the twits ? Even if the twits don't understand it, they'll still complain and raise hell if they believe everyone else is.

Now, I wonder how much Kim K will cost?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:49 | 1616014 Let them eat iPads
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I do see "real" in there. That could attract the housewives viewers.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:45 | 1616002 PulauHantu29
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Boondoggle, Palozza, Circus, Screwing, Stealing.....not even mentioned once...not once?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:46 | 1616003 bigdumbnugly
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easily condensed into one word which can be repeated as necessary:

                blah

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:08 | 1616072 SheepDog-One
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Extrapolate that word out as many times as needed to form a synthetic 'economy'.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:50 | 1616015 hedgeless_horseman
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Inflation: 29; Deflation: 1

Is this a feint, or real? 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:16 | 1616402 Tyler Durden
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Totally real

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:50 | 1616021 Long-John-Silver
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GOLD and SILVER!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:50 | 1616024 Silverhog
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Are you sure Clusterfuck was not mentioned?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:59 | 1616046 knukles
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In the concluding paragraph.  But only once, so not enuf to show in the cloud

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:38 | 1616480 NotApplicable
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Actually they used the code-word "committee" in its place.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:57 | 1616040 OldPhart
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hmmm, Inflation (29), Debt (19) and Unemployment (15) as high utility words in the statement.

A lot of words to avoid saying 'stagflation'

Looking forward to the future meeting where "Holy Shit!", "What have we done?!", "The mob has a rope!!" and "AAAHHGGggghh <*gurgle*>" are high use phrases.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1616042 buzzsaw99
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My word cloud:

 

Bank

Bonuses

Goldman Sachs

JP Morgan

Cushy

Job

Easy Street

Speaking Fees

Quid Pro Quo

Status Quo

Inflation

Theft

Ponzi

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:11 | 1616068 SheepDog-One
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What a bunch of crap, we're reduced to waiting on whether or not the failed FED does or doesnt do more of whats already failed a few times.

Its all BS, QE is now just the FED's last tool and now just simply a carrot on a stick to be dangled out in front. Go ahead and QE with gold 3x as high as the first one and the dollar 25 points lower, I dare ya!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:22 | 1616134 rufusbird
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I kind of question if everyone is really waiting or that is just a construct of the media. An investor asked me what they I though Ben would say before the meeting. I said, It doesn't matter what he says. It is what he has to do that matters. If the Feds doesn't keep artificially holding interest rates low their portfolio will blow up. Expect more of the same. We can't really expect them to come out and say that can we?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:26 | 1616153 SheepDog-One
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Well at some point soon reality smacks head into all this artificial BS. Something will do it, and everyone will be looking around going 'Wow what the hell happened we didnt see it coming'!

One thing is certain all thru history reality comes crashing back in.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:11 | 1616083 Precious
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no sign of JOBS

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:14 | 1616095 mfoste1
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wait they didnt mention ipad?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:16 | 1616098 SheepDog-One
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And from the previous ZH article...'We were just 'THIS' close to getting QE3 outta Jackson Hole!'

Nah I dont believe it, this is the FED's new tool, hint around QE daily but never deliver it. Theyre buying time for free!

At the first QE gold was around $800 and the USD was at 91...they cant pull this off!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:15 | 1616099 Sigma X
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Funny, when I run it through Wordle, this is how it comes out....what gives??

http://www.wordle.net/show/wrdl/3981580/Fed_Minutes

 

 

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:20 | 1616123 ArkansasAngie
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2012 is getting more important every day.  The only way to stop these yahoos short of chaos is voters firing large portions of Washington.

The Fed is going to print, the status quo will be maintained and everybody else will pay for it.

Higher prices for gasoline is not helping the middle class.  Inflation which goes to banksters vis their bonuses is flat out wrong.

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:22 | 1616136 SheepDog-One
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Not hardly even a word from anyone in Washington about any of this the entire last 3 years.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:36 | 1616473 NotApplicable
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It is impossible to fire any portion of DC, as all you are allowed to do is to change out the parts. Thus, your point is moot. Your vote only increases its size and scope as you legitimize criminal activity as governance. The only real solution is to stop supporting the beast.

Also, as much as I love Ron Paul, I fear the destruction that will be unleashed if he were to win. Instead of banksters killing by the thousands, it will turn into millions, just like they crashed the market after the first TARP vote. They will break absolutely everything then blame him for his lack of response. While I'd like to hope that could turn out to be the wake-up America call, given their conditioning, it will more likely get them to support the next Hitler in a last-ditch effort to save themselves.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:21 | 1616132 Let them eat iPads
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Preview of what the word cloud will look like from the upcoming GOP debates:

God, family, guns, Reagan, corndog, values, terrorists, Obama, 9-11, military, liberals, America, taxes, reform,  freedom, evil.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:24 | 1616145 SheepDog-One
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Aw piss off clown, dont come around littering the place up with your Huffington Post political party pap.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:30 | 1616175 Let them eat iPads
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If the Dems were having debates this time I'd happily roast them too, but they're solidly behind The Chosen One for 2012.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:30 | 1616181 SheepDog-One
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Completely irrelevant.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:30 | 1616180 John Law Lives
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If you did serve in the USMC, you must have taken an oath to solemnly swear to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same...

Tax-paying American citizens have the right to speak freely on a public forum as guaranteed under the Constitution that YOU took an oath to defend.  For you to call a citizen a "fuktard" or a "clown" for freely expressing an opinion different from your own is a slap in the face to the solemn oath that you took.  You have done a disservice to the Corps that paid you to defend the rights of Americans.

Go put on a commie uniform.  That sounds like a good fit for you.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:33 | 1616185 SheepDog-One
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We have 2 Constitutions, neither one of them written for YOU the 'people' but for King James. Do some research before trying to lecture me next time.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:34 | 1616193 John Law Lives
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I have had many friends who served in the US Army and USMC.  You are not qualified to carry their jockstraps.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:38 | 1616200 SheepDog-One
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Whats wrong, cant handle reality? I see youre a flag wavin 'rah rah' type, if youve been there and done that as a tool for banker robbery yourself youd think different. In my days in special forces we didnt have the high prescribed drug use as they do today to keep the pawns out there dying to grab resources, defend drug fields, carry out false flag ops, etc. Yep its a harsh reality.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:40 | 1616217 John Law Lives
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If you took this oath and you didn't actually BELIEVE these very words, then you admit you bore false witness to the Corps:

"I, XXXXXXXXXX, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:43 | 1616228 John Law Lives
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You VOLUNTEERED for military service and you were PAID for your service.

My hard-earned tax dollars PAID your salary.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:47 | 1616241 SheepDog-One
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I have no idea the point youre trying to make, I retired over 10 years ago. What...Im somehow supposed to obey YOU now? lol

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:50 | 1616268 John Law Lives
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You took an oath to defend the US Constitution, yet you attack people who voice different opinions from your own when they exercise their Constitutional right to free speech.

 

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 21:35 | 1617415 SamuelMaverick
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John Law, you are contradicting yourself and are being a hypocrit. He has a right to free speech and can voice his opposition to their or anyone elses comments.  Free speech is a two way street, something left wingers, the Dixie Chicks, and right wingers need to understand.  Fuck off jerk.  There, that is my opinon.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:37 | 1616207 John Law Lives
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If you are enlisted in the USMC, this is your oath:

"I, XXXXXXXXXX, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice. So help me God."

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:44 | 1616219 SheepDog-One
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Try the 1775 Oath of Service for enlisted, FAR different than the one today which says you must obey whatever 1 man says? The Nazis did that too.

BTW even today nothing holds you to obey any unlawful order, remember that.

So correctly identifying that the Constitution is a fraud designed to protect and feed the Crown, and that the military is the bankers tool used to seize resources and defend and carry out the bankers drug trade is all BS and the 'political system' is simply a designed 2 headed 1 party system under banker control makes you a 'commie'? Whatever.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:45 | 1616242 John Law Lives
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If you REALLY believe the Constitution is "a fraud designed to protect and feed the Crown", why not renounce your US citizenship and move abroad.  Hugo Chavez would love to have you in his army.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:51 | 1616248 SheepDog-One
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I did already by going thru the arduous process of becoming a sovereign. So your points about how Im somehow locked into 'obeying the US Constitution' is meaningless, our govt CERTAINLY doesnt obey it, bankers dont obey it, so why should I? 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:57 | 1616301 John Law Lives
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My point is that you took an oath to defend the Constitution, then you turn around and attack a tax-paying US citizen (i.e. me) for exercising my Constitutional right to express an opinion that happens to be different from your own.

If you have problems with the US Constitution that you took an oath to defend, that is your issue.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:03 | 1616333 SheepDog-One
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Hey you can 'RAH RAH' about the rigged fraudulent political system all you like, have fun. But NOTHING past or present says I must.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:01 | 1616314 JohnG
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I was drafted dickweed.  Unwillingly swore that oath (at the point of a fucking gun.)

To me, so help me god meant hope I don't get killed.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:05 | 1616345 SheepDog-One
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Good point. These kids going into the banksters army today to guard drug fields and seize oil have no idea what theyre swearing to obey....the Nazis tried 'I was just following orders' too...it didnt fly then and is no excuse today either.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:22 | 1616423 JohnG
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And there are waiting lists now.  What kind of moron gets on a waiting list to get killed?

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:07 | 1616349 John Law Lives
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If you took an oath that you did not believe and then accepted payment for your service, you did a disservice to the branch you served.  Many people who refused to serve simply left to Canada etc.  They might want you now.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:10 | 1616371 SheepDog-One
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Oh well now youre telling me what I believed or knew, and when.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:16 | 1616400 John Law Lives
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"Oh well now youre telling me what I believed or knew, and when."

Wrong.  I said you took an oath to defend the Constitution, and you have since attacked me (and others) when exercising our Constitutional right to free speech.  That is what I said.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:31 | 1616451 SheepDog-One
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So what youre telling me is I MUST obey the fake phony political system?? WHAT? YOU can go blather about your rigged polls and political candidates all you want! And I'M also free to point out how ridiculous it is! You have free speech, I have free speech, we all have free speech, WOW what a great free open air prison it is! Say what you want! And I'll also say what I want!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:50 | 1616539 John Law Lives
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"You have free speech, I have free speech, we all have free speech,..."

Yes, but I didn't attack you when you first exercized it here.  You attack others as SOP.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:19 | 1616413 JohnG
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I never wanted to be there in the first place.  Ever been shot at by people determined to kill you?  Ever spent two weeks afraid to fucking death that you wouldn't get ambushed in the middle of the night while you suffereed in the cold rain?  Live in the mud for a damn year?  Looking everywhere with every step for trip wired and mines?  Gook pop out from behind a tree and mow half your unit down?  Sniper you can't see?  Sudden mortars everywhere?  See your buddy vanish in a spew right beside you?  Run from the exploding trees?

Disservice my ass.  I did not want to be there AT ALL.

DID YOU?  Did you enlist?  If not, you need to shut you ignorant fucking mouth.  You have NO idea.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:30 | 1616442 John Law Lives
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I was not of age to be drafted when there was a draft.  I did serve the US Army as a test engineer for many years (armored vehicle programs).  I was not sent into combat.  I never said a word about combat.  I told SheepDog that he/she took an oath to defend the Constitution, and I do not agree that he should be attacking US citizens for exercising their Constitutional right to speak just because they have different viewpoints.  That is simple enough and has nothing to do with combat.  I don't need to have been in combat to have the right to express my view.  Very few American citizens ever see combat.  Many US soldiers never see combat.

 

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:41 | 1616498 JohnG
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You would have shit your pants at the first litle tick, tick, tick of a round through the leaves above your head.  Speak all you want boy, if you've never seen combat, you have NO FUCKING CLUE how terrified you would be, every second, every fucking day.  Hell, just trying to stay clean was a bar of soap on your BDU's WHILE you are wearing them, weapon and gear right beside you in case it started.  Not to mention the snakes, leaches, pills I don't know what the fuck they were, inch long ants that bite.  Every fucking day was absolute HELL.  Don't you tell me about some damn oath boy.  Don't you dare while you stayed "in the rear with the gear," and actual FOOD regularly, a cot or even a rack.

Some damned oath don't mean shit when you are trying to kill folk that you really have nothing against except that they were trying to kill you.  We gave medical care and evac'ed the ones that lived.

Whole thing was a nightmare.  And I was FORCED to be there.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:48 | 1616530 John Law Lives
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"You would have shit your pants at the first litle tick, tick, tick of a round through the leaves above your head. Speak all you want boy..."

No need for insults.  I could have been sent to a theater of combat, but I never received orders.  

If you have PTSD, take the necessary meds.

War is hell.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 17:01 | 1616591 JohnG
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There are no meds to make you forget.  I wish there were.  I'm done with you.  Not many economists in battle, but there is application for economics.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:30 | 1616176 SheepDog-One
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And 2 days after Bens big 'no QE' speech, the DUH is up over +300 points...who needs free money when the promise of free money dangled out in front is even better!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:33 | 1616189 Temporalist
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I don't see "Deflation" mentioned on the cloud.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:35 | 1616198 dumpster
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to wit   zero

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:35 | 1616199 monopoly
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"Quadrillion 0"

LMFAO. Too much Tyler.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:49 | 1616264 Cash-NonCash
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I can see why Country Strong:  0 as well... The good news:  My new F250 4x4. Zombie-Lypse Ready!

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 15:55 | 1616291 rufusbird
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Now we know what the brown shirts are going to sound like when they start knocking on peoples doors at night...

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:05 | 1616341 marcusfenix
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and the big news today? the dow is back in the green for 2011...I actually got this market watch story emailed to me from a friend who said we can all breath a little easier now...

makes we want to vomit.

so rather than try and explain for the millionth time why this is all rigged bullshit and the green numbers are not be taken seriously, I just sent a quick message back...I said "yes we can...at least until friday"

i wish there was a way to get people to stop scanning bad is good headlines...and start actually thinking for themselves...

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:06 | 1616351 SheepDog-One
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Probably by Monday Ben will send the markets tanking down again to get the sheeple all stirred up into accepting more robbery.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:06 | 1616350 DefiantSurf
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just another swirl around the bowl before sliding down the hole....

 

 

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:12 | 1616379 kahunabear
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Open Market Committee, ha, gotta love it. Great name for the central planning committee of our controlled and unfree markets. Ranks right up there with Homeland Security and Patriot Act. Damn, how did we get here sheeple? I feel like I live in what I grew up thinking communist Russia was like.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:13 | 1616387 SheepDog-One
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Well theres still some like JohnLaw who buy into it all...thats how we got here.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:29 | 1616446 kahunabear
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I tell ya, listening to that Evans fellow talking this morning was just scary. If there was ever a doubt that the guys running the show are completely out of touch, this guy takes it away.

His most ridiculous comment was something like, "If people say QE has no effect, but then say it causes commodity prices to rise in a huge way, they are contradicting themselves." WTF?

Seems pretty straight forward to me. It does have the HUGE negative effects of destroying the dollar and creating massive inflation, but ZERO positive effects. It doesn't make people want to hire or spend money. It just leaves us scared as shit and confused. It punishes the hell out of people trying to save by forcing them into the "risk trade".

Did anyone else hear this little soundbite? As if QE can't have negative effects without conceding the positive effects. It was ridiculous and it is very scary that this guy is part of the team.

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 16:47 | 1616523 mt paul
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economic bungholery ...0

Tue, 08/30/2011 - 17:59 | 1616736 davepowers
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haha, the word 'real' is almost the smallest word in the whole thing

 

Wed, 08/31/2011 - 01:07 | 1618016 zerohedgeJUNKIE
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It's just a matter of time.

 

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