Guest Post: The Fed's Secret Phone Menu

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Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds

The Fed's Secret Phone Menu

Very few know about the Federal Reserve's "other" phone number. You know, the one reserved for those in the innermost ring of power. Someone gifted me the number, and I found it offered up the most curious menu of choices:

Greetings. Please select one of the following options.


The Working Group for Global Domination does not exist. Members please press 1.


If you are a European leader seeking a secret bailout, please press 2.


If you are Chinese leader seeking assistance purchasing another Beverly Hills mansion with cash, please press 3.


If you are a domestic banker seeking another tranch of our $29 trillion in backstop funding, please press 4.


If you are an incumbent POTUS seeking re-election in a recessionary year, please press 5.


If you represent one of our proxy trading desks, please press 6 for your S&P 500 futures purchase instructions. As a reminder, please trade your own account via black pools.


If you would like today's target for the S&P 500 and Treasuries to assist in trading your own individual account, please press 7.


For bulk purchases of Hopium and/or Delusionol, please press 8.

Curious, indeed. America's privately owned central bank is an enchanted world, to be sure, where shadow systems do not officially exist, where blatant manipulation of the stock market is denied, and where global bankers get preferential treatment of all their needs.

In this shadow system, democracy, accountability and transparency do not exist. Within the innermost ring of power, democracy is merely the necessary illusion maintained for the psychological benefit of the easily distracted debt-serfs.

As long as they believe in democracy, social mobility and the supremacy of American might, they are happy to while away their time playing or watching mindless games. It's the perfect setup for easy control.

And if they get restive, there's always food stamps and a media-injected "treatment" of Delusionol.

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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:22 | 2529204 debtor of last ...
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What''s that around Bernankes finger?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:23 | 2529210 Captain Benny
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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:24 | 2529211 Uchtdorf
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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:33 | 2529241 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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barbaric relic

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:47 | 2529288 tocointhephrase
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Its his protector, you know, incase of really really bad outcomes!

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:49 | 2529293 ATM
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He calls it an asset.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:47 | 2529498 WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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all your secret phone numbers are belong to us.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:29 | 2529226 Seorse Gorog fr...
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The world's ring-piece

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:31 | 2529235 fleur de lis
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Imagine looking at that horrifying mug first thing every morning.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:33 | 2529239 spastic_colon
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got it from Frodo.....his precious

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:05 | 2529767 viahj
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One Ring (balance sheet) to rule them all, One Ring (balance sheet) to find them, One Ring (balance sheet) to bring them all and in the darkness bind them In the Land of Mordor where the Shadows lie.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:08 | 2529360 Chaffinch
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Tail risk

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:42 | 2529483 eatthebanksters
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risky tail is always more fun!

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:22 | 2529206 vast-dom
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so there's this big horse race and bernank is in attendance. the frontrunner is not his pick. too bad he can't change the rules in the middle of the race, unless of course someone in the parking lot shoots the horse. but it's all a distraction from the real thievery anyhow....

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:23 | 2529207 pods
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I gotta get me some delusionol.


Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:09 | 2529364 slewie the pi-rat
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delusionol is produced naturally as a by-product of MSM poison

very much like certain allergic reactions to certain plants which leave one in pre-verbal orbitol


  • decrease MSM input
  • increase vitaminQ by vaporizing the chronic
  • enjoy hopelessness renewed!
Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:28 | 2529420 El Viejo
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Beats Enditol, but Escapitol is nice.


Uptight???  Try Damnitol.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:07 | 2529773 viahj
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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 21:29 | 2531164 slewie the pi-rat
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you are the great fukitolio, va-jay-jay

the centralBanksters are acting togerther this weekend and printing TP for your bunghole

more coffee?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:25 | 2529212 stant
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soon to be[ with asian accent] we are under new managment now ,please leave message if you plan to comply

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:01 | 2529338 owensdrillin
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Hewro. You have leached the fedelall leserve. Fluc u white guys too.

No more fluctuasians with the currency.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:24 | 2529419 HoofHearted
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And then to say, "Would you rike eggrow with your birrion dorrar bairout?"

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:57 | 2529991 3FrenchHens
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+ 10 minute

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:28 | 2529225 LULZBank
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I like Benny Boy's poses though. Makes him look like so wise and thoughtful.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:30 | 2529228 Seorse Gorog fr...
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All he needs is the halo

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:33 | 2529245 Paul Atreides
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Would prefer a red dot...

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:49 | 2529295 ATM
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Laser generated?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:03 | 2529344 Paul Atreides
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I plead the 5th

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:21 | 2529629 eatthebanksters
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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 13:18 | 2529827 Lucky Guesst
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That might not be satisfying enough. I think I prefer something with more string attached... like rope.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:27 | 2529433 CaptainObvious
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Yeah, those poses do make him look wise and thoughtful. Until you realize that if you put a chimp in a business suit and trained it to sit in those poses, the chimp would look wiser and more thoughtful.  And it would probably make better decisions, too.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:59 | 2529553 RiverRoad
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OMG, I think he's praying! We're really in trouble.....

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:32 | 2529238 No Euros please...
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No extension for the Fort Knox audit department?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:35 | 2529250 CommunityStandard
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That would imply they exist.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:38 | 2529261 Iconomissed
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Printer repairman, please press #666

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:40 | 2529267 yabyum
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Please press 666 for buggery of the taxpayers.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:45 | 2529279 Vincent Vega
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1-800-EAT-SHIT #Ben

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:46 | 2529283 Benjamin Glutton
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If you are not Uganda please press 18...


Fed Board Member Conflicts Detailed by GAO: Banks and Businesses Took $4 Trillion in Bailouts

WASHINGTON - June 12 - More than $4 trillion in near zero-interest Federal Reserve loans and other financial assistance went to the banks and businesses of at least 18 current and former Federal Reserve regional bank directors in the aftermath of the 2008 financial collapse, according to Government Accountability Office records made public for the first time today by Sen. Bernie Sanders.

On the eve of Senate testimony by JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Sanders (I-Vt.) released the detailed findings on Dimon and other Fed board members whose banks and businesses benefited from Fed actions. 

A Sanders provision in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act required the Government Accountability Office to investigate potential conflicts of interest. The Oct. 19, 2011 report by the non-partisan investigative arm of Congress laid out the findings, but did not name names. Sanders today released the names.

"This report reveals the inherent conflicts of interest that exist at the Federal Reserve.  At a time when small businesses could not get affordable loans to create jobs, the Fed was providing trillions in secret loans to some of the largest banks and corporations in America that were well represented on the boards of the Federal Reserve Banks.  These conflicts must end," Sanders said.

The GAO study found that allowing members of the banking industry to both elect and serve on the Federal Reserve's board of directors creates "an appearance of a conflict of interest" and poses "reputational risks" to the Federal Reserve System.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 12:10 | 2529602 americanspirit
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So $4 trillion went to 18 people. Thank you Senator Sanders for their names. Now could you please provide us with their home addresses? Thank you sir.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:50 | 2529297 jimijon
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This is why a concept of Socialocracy can work. Our government has proved in can easily spy on us and monitor all NET transmission. Well, let's open up the Komono baby! Publish it all. Siri enable it. No secrets but instead, with clear consise rules that, we the people, get to monitor and point to those breaking those rules and laws. Enable clawback via "instant replay" to really keep it honest.



Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:51 | 2529301 Iconomissed
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For all other inquires, please dial 419

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 10:57 | 2529322 ghengis86
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Aren't you supposed to wait for the tone and then blow a Captain Cruch whistle or something like that?

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:04 | 2529350 TooBearish
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Press 000 to get PM paper raid times..

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:09 | 2529357 BlueStreet
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Charlie forgot about option '9', the one asking for access to the secret underground bunker when this whole charade comes to an end.



Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:11 | 2529370 grapeape
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Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:28 | 2529436 HoofHearted
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Funny to spell it out, but it actually belongs to some credit card interest-lowering scam company...but when I come to think of the Bernank's role, you may have had the top suggestion today.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:11 | 2529371 world_debt_slave
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forgot 666, direct lline to lucifer

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:13 | 2529378 CURWAR2012
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If you are calling on behalf of the Rothchilds or Rockefellers, please press 666

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:16 | 2529382 the not so migh...
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I sold some stuff to the NY FED just recently.  Its funny with their tax exempt letter.  "Pursuant to section 7 of the Federal Reseve act it is not approrate to bill or collect any federal, state or local taxes"  


You think they might just print some up for taxes hahahahaha



Fri, 06/15/2012 - 11:18 | 2529398 monopoly
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Great phone number and right on.

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