Jim Grant Must Watch: "Capitalism Is An Alternative For What We Have Now"

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Jim Grant is simply brilliant in this must watch interview with CNBC's Maria Bartiromo, which we won't spoil with commentary, suffice to provide the following pearl of an exchange:

Maria Bartiromo: "What are the alternatives?"

Jim Grant: "Capitalism is an alternative for what we have now. I highly recommend it."  

Maria: "We all do."  

Grant: "No we don't."  

Maria: "The Federal Reserve may not."

Grant: "We ought to be discussing an intelligent move to a sound currency by which i mean a currency that is based on a standard and not at the whim and the discretion of a bunch of mandarins sitting around Washington D.C."

In other news, Joseph Stalin has never been happier in his grave that Ben Bernanke has decided to shoulder the legacy of central planning and is firmly committed to proving that where Vissarionovich failed, the ChairSatan will succeed. At any cost.

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Wed, 03/07/2012 - 18:41 | 2233877 taniquetil
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 Ben Bernanke's grand plan to get rid of Crony Capitalism by getting rid of the Capitalism doesn't seem to be working out too well.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 18:47 | 2233890 redpill
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Actually I'm pleasantly surprised they even allowed the discussion on CNBS.  Although Maria's sudden mock concern for savers made me guffaw.  Welcome to the last 5 fucking years Maria.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 18:48 | 2233906 Sudden Debt
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Half of America is sitting in traffic going home so the amount of viewers won't be that spectacular.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:01 | 2233959 AbruptlyKawaii
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HAHAHAHAH u fuking belgian fuk i love u man and ur right i live in los angeles ....lol capitalism; it's like the free market;  a myth, a fallacy, an oxymoron, never , ever existed in reality... ..stoopid humanz think their ilk will let them live "freeeeeeeeeeeee" weee weee weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:01 | 2233962 sIewie the pi-rat
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another MUST watch

preview of the Obama College Days video



Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:14 | 2233977 AbruptlyKawaii
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Slewie! amazzing vid man, especially since i know where youre coming from, big ups! AMAZING VIDEO.  slewie


btw i would skull fuck maria live

edit btw amazing ty for clip zh didnt know cnbs alllowed hits like this maybe 1ce a yr



Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:16 | 2234012 sIewie the pi-rat
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stay tuned for the full length version


in the meantime this is a cleaner copy of the short teaser version



Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:25 | 2234038 Pladizow
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What sould I be taking from this?

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:32 | 2234054 55 men
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Man I love Jim Grant, he rocks!

Tyler, you wouldn't happen to have a copy of that Breitbart video, that is supposed to be released tonight, I would like to see the unedited version. Thanks in advance.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:39 | 2234085 AbruptlyKawaii
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fuck brightBART-ass-fuck and fuk obarry and FUK U TOOL! asswipe idiot!


And during the few moments that we have left
We wanna talk right down to Earth in a language that everybody here can easily understand

Look in my eyes, what do you see?
The cult of personality

I know your anger, I know your dreams
I've been everything you want to be

I'm the cult of personality
Like Mussolini and Kennedy
I'm the cult of personality

The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights, a Nobel prize

Than the mirror speaks, the reflection lies
You won't have to follow me
Only you can set me free
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/l/living+colour/cult+of+personality_20084475.... ]
I sell the things you need to be
I'm the smiling face on your tv

I'm the cult of personality
I exploit you, still you love me

I tell you one and one makes three
I'm the cult of personality

Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi

I'm the cult of personality
The cult of personality
The cult of personality

Neon lights, a Nobel prize
When a leader speaks, that leader dies

You won't have to follow me
Only you can set you free

You gave me fortune
You gave me fame

You gave me power in your god's name
I'm every person you need to be

I'm the cult of personality (I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of)
I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of (I'm the cult of)

I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of, I'm the cult of personality (I'm the cult of)

Ask not what your country can do for you

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself



Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:10 | 2234206 55 men
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Not saying I like him, just saying it would be interesting if he actually had something good.

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 01:00 | 2234856 economics1996
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I like the guy, well done.

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 02:25 | 2234953 Michael
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The only thing better than this would be Bill Maher calling Michelle Obama a Nigger Cunt.

So it would be perfectly OK for Bill Maher or any other comedian to call Michelle Obama a "Nigger Cunt" I suppose.

Female Democratic Lawmakers Refuse to Condemn Bill Maher's Comments About Palin



Thu, 03/08/2012 - 02:43 | 2235013 Michael
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The Zionist Jews used the victimization tactic to get? where they are today, so the Blacks tried to duplicate the model to advance their supremacy. I get it now.

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 03:24 | 2235051 Michael
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Jews Have Higher IQ's than Blacks.

It's a fact because I said it first.

Now what if Bill Maher said Jews Have Higher IQ's than Blacks?

Would it be like Jimmy The GreeK saying;

Jimmy the Greek


Or Bill Maher calling Michelle Obama a "Nigger Cunt"?

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 05:20 | 2235211 Michael
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All the rich republican voters are voting for Gordon Gekko, aka Mitt Romney.

Who would have thunk it?

See Mr Rachel Maddow's last show.

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 05:33 | 2235219 Michael
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Sports is about winning, Not what the color of the skin is.

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 05:22 | 2235212 Michael
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Sorry, forgot to add this;


Thu, 03/08/2012 - 05:47 | 2235226 Michael
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Democracies always turn into idiocracies, everybody knows that.

That's why we have a Republic. USA, USA, USA. 

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:28 | 2234407 Ness.
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You back up your little rant with a c/p of the lyrics of a Living Color song?


Ooooo,  you a Johnny Rebel ain't cha?.  



I saw them @ Mabel's in Champaign, Il. 1987 (phenominal show btw), therefore I feel I can blow you shit for the lack of thought in your post.







Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:52 | 2234452 tarsubil
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And no link. Just post the link not the lyrics douchebags.

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 00:27 | 2234737 The Big Ching-aso
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"The problem with free markets these days is nobody wants to pay for them."

Yogi Ching-asoberra

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:49 | 2234445 tarsubil
Thu, 03/08/2012 - 02:11 | 2234969 e_goldstein
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it's okay, corn liquor made a fool of me too.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:41 | 2234090 Comay Mierda
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Mr. Grant, you are a terrorist!  please report to your nearest FEMA camp - Brookhaven National Laboratory, Long Island


Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:49 | 2234123 Ivanovich
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That's kinda what I was trying to figure out.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:10 | 2234212 Yardfarmer
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@ plad. good f'ing question. 

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:27 | 2234402 Calmyourself
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IMO, those who champion Bell's critical race theories are guaranteeing  the ongoing racial breakdown of society and the cult of victimhood and entitlement that characterizes SOME of our most serious problems.. 

"He was a pioneer of critical race theory — a body of legal scholarship that explored how racism is embedded in laws and legal institutions, even many of those intended to redress past injustices. His 1973 book, “Race, Racism and American Law,” became a staple in law schools and is now in its sixth edition."

NY Times

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 23:43 | 2234656 A Nanny Moose
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...and here I thought I was the only one.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:58 | 2234159 Comay Mierda
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edited Breitbart video = scam

you think the guy was murdered for this stupid vid of an obummer speech?

brietbart said he had obummer with commies discussing the takeover of america on video.

this edited crap is not the juicy stuff

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:07 | 2234190 eatthebanksters
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The entire tape will be released and aired to thepublic fr the first time tonight on Hannity...

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:08 | 2234195 eatthebanksters
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The entire tape will be released and aired to thepublic fr the first time tonight on Hannity...

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:52 | 2234330 yabyum
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On Hannity? That bastion of whiskey tango truth?

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:18 | 2234388 nmewn
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lol...as opposed to those other bastions of free speech Media Matters...Keith Olberman...The View maybe?

Yes, lets leave it up to them to come forward with anything but a panting portrayal of a guy who bounces trillion dollar checks off the public treasury with nothing at all to show for it. They accept as fact (just because he said so) that he sat in a church for years listening to Rev Wright's "sermons" and never heard a word he said. Kicks off his political career in a domestic terrorist' living room and the MSM reports nothing. Sat on an Annenburg Foundation board for black school kids that did nothing but lose money but he got his taste.

Tony Rezko?...meh.

ABC/CNN/NBC/CBS had a shot to vet this guy three years ago...they said nothing.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:28 | 2234404 tarsubil
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Is it me or does this whole Breitbart death, video clip crap seem like a big sham?

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:43 | 2234439 nmewn
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Well, he had a heart condition...but initially, everyone has "those thoughts" run through their minds.

No he wasn't taken out I don't think...it wouldn't matter, there are millions of Breitbarts, he was just one tip of an army of spears.

As to the vid, haven't seen it yet...but there is always more than one with a biggie held in reserve.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 23:45 | 2234663 A Nanny Moose
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As in he is hangin' with Elvis, and Ken Lay in some tropical paradise?

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 22:10 | 2234481 brettd
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I think it was 100 milion from doners for CAP:  Chicago Annenberg Project.  How many underprivledged black children escaped poverty through Mr. Obama's efforts?  5?  10?

Works out to 10-20 million each. 

He's been doing it for decades!

I can't believe that Annenberg allowed themselves to get so easily fleeced.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 22:34 | 2234516 nmewn
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It was, in my humble opinion, a preview of what was to come if ever given real power.

We will sit here apart and decide (with money we have not earned) how best to decide the fates of people we will never meet. If it all goes bust, we will not be out one dime, we will have been well compensated for presiding over it.

We will say, it was the thought that counted...not the results...give us more time & money.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:11 | 2234200 chumbawamba
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I seriously doubt Barry back in the 80s had the same cadence, speech structure and tonal qualities as President Obama today, especially since his manner of speaking has changed subtly since he's been in office.  Sure, I could be grasping here, but this is the same guy that tried to pass of a fake birth certificate, right?

Who buys this shit anyway?  Aren't there better things with which to distract attention?

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:56 | 2234338 Atomizer
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My only thought about this 9 PM circus, he references being born in a hut in Kenya. Beyond that, we have to wait until information is released.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:30 | 2234414 Calmyourself
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WTF it is news footage most of it   Buys what shit, that barry spoke the same way why the hell would he not speak the same way?  You have a point here Chumba?

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 22:21 | 2234498 ZackLo
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Didn't you hear Chumba?

This could explain why he seems "Different" , No more hollywood speech writer.


Thu, 03/08/2012 - 01:21 | 2234887 Vic Vinegar
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I voted for RP in my state's primary (not that it mattered).

Since I still: a) want to vote and b) want to vote for a man of princple I will write-in sIewie the pi-rat for prez in the general election.  LOL

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 19:29 | 2234041 CompassionateFascist
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It's way, way worse than this stuff. http://barnhardt.biz has the whole conspiracy pretty well taped. Then check her tweet-link to the removal of the August 1st-7th 1961 INS incoming passport records and, finally, go to http://thehuffingtonriposte.blogspot.com/2010/09/proof-of-obamas-kenyan-birth-sent-to.html. Manchurian candidate. And George Schwartz, aka Soros = Fu Man Chu. 

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 20:05 | 2234169 Yardfarmer
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@ abruptlykawaii. wow! six ups for incomprehensible doggerel, gutter porno, and purblind illteracy. we're really rockin' now dudes! and don't you know it, he's also a poet! 

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 21:27 | 2234401 DeadFred
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Dude, how'd he do that? I didn't even see a telepropter.

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 00:37 | 2234772 my puppy for prez
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That was before his MK ULTRA spa treatments!

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 22:33 | 2234519 EndTheMedia
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Mitt Romney, George W. Bush meets Mr. Burns. He is nothing more than a fall guy for the political system to keep the illusion of democracy and have Obama for another four years. http://bit.ly/waNSoi

Thu, 03/08/2012 - 03:11 | 2235077 Vic Vinegar
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Frowny face :-(

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