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Live Webcast Of Politician Bernanke Explaining Open-Ended QE Two Months Before The Election

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This is the last Bernanke conference that people will actually pay attention to, as we now know going forward everything that the FOMC will do. He better make it count.


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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:01 | 2790874 Parabolic
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Where is Graham Summers now Bitchez??

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:02 | 2790886 YuropeanImbecille
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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:06 | 2790932 malikai
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I just checked again, and I can confirm: You cannot print gold, silver, or oil.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:08 | 2790948 AN0NYM0US
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Open Letter to Ben Bernanke

The following is the text of an open letter to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke signed by several economists, along with investors and political strategists, most of them close to Republicans:

We believe the Federal Reserve’s large-scale asset purchase plan (so-called “quantitative easing”) should be reconsidered and discontinued...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:11 | 2790963 Atlas_shrugging
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Come on guys, can't you all see that today's market ramp is pure evidence that the Obama Administration's policies are working?   Chances of hearing this tonight on TV...100%.     (sarc a la MDB)

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:28 | 2791091 Stackers
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And surprise surprise Steve LIESman gets the first question, again.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:31 | 2791117 malikai
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What a complete dud this guy is spewing.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:35 | 2791147 Michael
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I 100% guaranteed QE3 to all my clients so they could get filthy rich too, or they could put a bullet in my head should I fail.

Thank the Creator I'm off the hook now.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:42 | 2791198 nope-1004
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"The other accomodative tool we have is communication.  We can better communicate to the public our intentions, and therefore better educate the public as to our goals, which will facilitate further investment and growth."




Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:43 | 2791215 exi1ed0ne
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 "I am a tool that jawbones"

That's my translation.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:47 | 2791241 redpill
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That Rothschild peeking out from behind the blue curtain is one hell of a ventriloquist, I don't even see his lips moving!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:51 | 2791282 YBNguy
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"I am Jabroni"

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:59 | 2791351 Chief KnocAHoma
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What a whore this guy is. Romney comes out tells the World if elected, Ben is done. So he uses the printing press to try and save Obama's job.

To steal a phrase from the kneejerk libs: "But what about the children Ben? You just increased the cost of milk, and formula, and all that birth control that walking cum dumpster Fluker needs. You are just being cruel to the little people, crushing them with inflation."

The good news is, I don't think even this will save Obama's job. He is finally showing the World that he is in way over his head.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:18 | 2791482 Michael
Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:39 | 2791176 azzhatter
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LIESman should just fellate him and get it over with

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:07 | 2791405 Assetman
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Actually, Steve Liesman a very good question about the inflation mandate.

Ben Bernanke is making a much riskier bet than most people realize.  He really didn't squarely address Liesman's question about the inflation mandate and inflation targeting, but only talked in generalities about inflation remaining stable... which apparently helped justify the move toward even more QE.

When one looks backwards, the inflation picture has been quite benign.  However, the market's measure on FORWARD inflation expectations have been heading north for about a year now-- and have spiked again in a significant way on this current move.  Bernanke can explain away food and energy inflation as "temporary hazards"-- he can't counter what the market EXPECTS inflaiton to be over the next 5 years.  And it's moving north of 3%...

In actuality, it's very apparent at this stage that the Fed is providing lip service to the inflation mandate-- and have locked into the terribly misguided belief that even more fuel on the liquidity fire will adequately address the employment picture.  If the cause of high unemployment is even partially structural-- as more and more evidence suggests-- then Bernanke is pushing on a string.  The key here is that Ben will DO EVEN MORE QE if he doesn't like what he sees on the employment picture.

I just think it's terribly dangerous and terribly foolish policy, as they're doing things they've never done before-- and have bought into the belief that they can reverse it with nominal consequence.  They can't-- but they've just upped the ante a few hundred $ billion anyway.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 18:33 | 2792399 Lucius Corneliu...
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I agree with what you are saying.  I would like to add that, having stated that the FED's policies are working on the employment front, if things do not improve or they get worse (which I think they will), he has opened himself to take the blame.  These are acts of desperation.  When inflation gets out of control and unemployment goes to double digits there will be no recourse and the FED's raison d'etre will be called into question.  Bernanke will be seen as the world's biggest fraud and huckster since John Law (which of course he is).

It never ceases to amaze me how we learn nothing from history.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 21:46 | 2793103 i_fly_me
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Inflation is already out of control; unemployment is already double digits; it is being hidden and everyone is still begging the FED to print (MOAR!).  It will continue until it can no longer, and Bernanke will be seen as an uninteresting footnote to the largest economic collapse in history which swept him along and left him no choice but the actions he took.  Eventually history will point the finger of blame right where it belongs, in the face of the American people.  The American people were handed a simple and humble but brilliant republic which required nothing more than that they follow the rule of law and live by the principle of subsidiaridy.  They got lazy and greedy.  The end.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:33 | 2791136 Sofa King Confused
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Welcome to Bernankistan.  I will personally make sure everyone here is truly happy. How do we do that you say,  well its quite simple,  we will have you Bernanketized into our system.  If you are good, you get a job and get paid in Bernanke Bucks.  Bernanke Bucks are a wonderful thing that you must use very quickly because they lose value as time goes on.  So buy things as soon as you get them and help stimulate growth.  Dont forget to vote for either Bernankabama or Bernankomney.  Thank you and may God Bless Bernankistan

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:08 | 2790954 Bay of Pigs
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Wheres Kito at? Come on out you fucking little weasel!

LMAO.  GOLED & SILVER bitchez...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:47 | 2791239 Bay of Pigs
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Thx. Good one on him. Turkey sammiches all around...


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:04 | 2791381 55 men
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Sky rockets in flight. Afternoon delight. Afternoon delight.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:29 | 2791093 Kaiser Sousa
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but wait, ben just said i fixing to benefit from negative interest rates on my savings for years to come...

and ben said, they aint spending like the gubment, but they buyin shit with money they got stored somewhere in the basement....

he just said, aint no inflation, and not to trip...

and sale all ya'ls "tradition" u might be a hiding somewhere in the cabin........

so, knock off all that Gold and Silver buyin you hethens....



Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:07 | 2790942 AssFire
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He always knew what he wanted to do even as a small child...


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:14 | 2790994 withnmeans
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When I was a young lad studying Economics and Finance in College things like this would make us cringe. The thought that comes to mind now is "why would an administration want to destroy an economy, and more so the Country".

Apparently they must know something that the Main Stream does not. We all know that across the globe, Central Banks are literally puking cash, the only outcome of this being won "is by somebody refusing to PAY, or somebody to refuse to BUY someone else's debt".

Who I wonder will win this game of straws?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:28 | 2791081 walküre
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The only outcome of this will be that NOBODY will want that cash anymore, least of them the people who work for a living and producers of commodities or food.

When CONFIDENCE is gone and PERCEPTION is that money is essentially worthless, you have hyperinflation. We are at that point.

Why accept FIAT for anything anymore? My skills, my labor and my products are worth more to me than the value of the number on the bills it supposedly represents.

Living in the USSR with a worthless rubel was no picnic. Just ask the Russians. If you wanted anything better than GREY, you better had tangible assets to barter with or "HARD" currency.

Today we're out of hard currency. So all that's left are tangible assets. Stock up because everyone else will.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:39 | 2791184 withnmeans
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This is also a good point on confidence, but I have to disagree that we are at that point. You,I, and others "educated on current events" may be to "that point". Don't forget that part of the equation that is most important...

The SHEEPLE factor!!


Sheeple, do not have a clue what money is, as long as they live paycheck to paycheck, and the MSM tells them it is all good. The bad thing is they will never know "UNTIL IT HAPPENS".


Stay thirsty, and pray for a better day!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:07 | 2791403 Row Well Number 41
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3/4 of all dollar holders are outside the US.  The American sheeple don't need to recognize what's happening for thing to go out of control, just the rest of the world who have not been quite so throughly indoctrinated by the FED.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:22 | 2791510 osolomio
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all the people I know are broke. This latest stupidity only helps those who already own gold or silver. Or who have enough money to speculate on its future. Real producers of actual things people need to live and enjoy life are fuked. Sure its fun holding a gold coin but how often do you do it. It also has been really tiresome listening to zhedgers waiting for this mans bullshit on a monthly basis. My first post but I have been reading zhedge for 2 years. I still am amazed that alot of people still do not know what the real hidden agenda is which is playing out quite brazenly now. Even I am a little embarrassed that I only learned the truth in the last 5 years. I would like to express my appreciation for zhedges and all the commenters too. I have learnedmuch and the links are fantastic. So thank you all.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:39 | 2791186 HardAssets
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Except he talks too much . . . the more he does, the more the questions come up.

They would do better on 'communications' if they just made their announcement and shut up.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:03 | 2790899 Colombian Gringo
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Where is Graham Summers,


Sucking Bernank Dick and taking QE3 up the ass, along with his subscribers.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:24 | 2791054 Cognitive Dissonance
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I was surprised how emotional, even manic, Graham was recently while claiming the Fed would do nothing.

Emotion is a trader's/investor's worst enemy, even worse when dealing with the cold calculated (and blatant) manipulation of late.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:04 | 2790912 King_of_simpletons
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The illusion of prosperity has once again been lit.

And once again to prove that pigs have started flying here is an article about Ron Paul being the most corrupt member of Congress:

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:21 | 2790976 LongSoupLine
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recycled article to try and unseat an honest man.  Elizabeth Flock wrote the article and guess what?....

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:15 | 2791002 Duke Dog
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Aptly named!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:46 | 2791228 HardAssets
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Total b.s. - -

Ron Paul isn't even taking his Congressional retirement after leaving office.

An amateurish hit piece.

You'd think they would have been satisfied with their changing party rules and losing Paul voter ballots.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 16:03 | 2791747 mmlevine
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Do you really think Ron Paul fills out his own expense report?  Most likely a clerical mistake being completely blown out of proportion.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 16:59 | 2792055 Abiotic Oil
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Shut up fucking sheep.  The article is apolitical hit job originating from one flase source.  Follow the linky and read the whole thing then STFU.

Further evidence that journalists are just pawns of the political agendas of our leaders

Elizabeth Flock recently published an article on her Washington Whispers blog on U.S. News & World Report titled, Ron Paul One Of The Most Corrupt Members Of Congress, Report Finds. After investigating these allegations, I have found that not only is this headline wildly inaccurate, but Elizabeth Flock and the citizens watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) have missed a huge opportunity to report on actual corruption in Washington – which I myself managed to uncover in less than two hours.

This article caught my eye because former Presidential candidate Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) has a reputation for being one of the most honest, consistently principled, and frugal members of congress. As Ms. Flock reports, Ron Paul has been accused of requesting reimbursements for travel expenses for the same flights both from the U.S. government and from Libertarian leaning non-profit groups. Even Ms. Flock notices the implied irony:

The revelation would be ironic in part because Paul made fiscal responsibility a central tenet of his 2012 presidential campaign. The congressman celebrated a major victory in July when his bill to audit the Federal Reserve for greater transparency passed the House.

Ms. Flock even states that all of these non-profit groups are, “under his control or his campaign committee,” thus implying a very nefarious level of corruption indeed.

This implication seems very fishy, however. Why would a politician worth $4.9 million nickle and dime charities (in amounts such as $230.50, $323.60, $403.70, & $646.50) over a period of 10 years while simultaneously returning $100,000-$140,000 of his office’s budget to the U.S. Treasury on a near annual basis?

This isn’t the first time Congressman Paul has been accused of improper dealings regarding his Congressional travel. At first glance, I thought this article was a reference to the previously debunked claim made back in January that Ron Paul was making lavish first class airline flights on taxpayer dollars (Jan. 17, 2012). I thought this might be related.

So, I carefully researched Flock’s two sources for her article: CREW’s Most Corrupt report and an article published in Roll Call titled, Records Show Ron Paul Trips Paid Twice (Feb. 6, 2012) by Jonathan Strong. As it turns out, this story was unrelated to the January article, however the timing seemed very strange. Further investigation was warranted.

So let us retrace the events here:

  1. 2006-2008: Jonathan Strong is employed by Congressman Dan Lungren and receives attention for also reporting favorably on Lungren at the Daily Caller.
  2. 2007: Dan Lungren is identified by Congressman Ron Paul supporters as a major political rival to Paul’s political positions.
  3. March 2011: Dan Lungren expresses support over Newt Gingrich’s run for President, later officially endorsing him.
  4. April 2011: Ron Paul returns over $140,000 in unused funds from his congressional office to the U.S. Treasury, a something he has repeatedly done during his time as a Congressman.
  5. December, 2012: Gingrich identifies Paul as “worse than Obama” declaring he (Gingrich) would never vote for him (Paul) if he received the GOP nomination.
  6. January 3, 2012: Gingrich loses the Iowa Caucuses, placing a distant fourth behind Paul’s third and specifically targets Paul for criticism in his concession speech.
  7. January 17, 2012: An AP article comes out accusing Ron Paul of lavish spending on First Class flights on taxpayer’s dime, but is subsequently debunked by Lawrence O’Donnell and various other sources.
  8. February 6, 2012: Jonathan Strong publishes an article on Roll Call implicating Ron Paul in another travel related scandal, this time for receiving double reimbursements from non-profits and the government to the tune of $15,000 over a 10 year period based on stolen evidence that does not actually imply intentional fraud or Paul’s knowledge/involvement. Strong published two follow-up articles with no new evidence presented.
  9. September 2012: Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) gives Paul “dishonorable mention” in their “Most Corrupt Members of Congress” report based solely on the three Strong articles published earlier that year.
  10. September 12, 2012: Elizabeth Flock of U.S. News & World Report publishes on the Washington Whispers blog, “Ron Paul One Of The Most Corrupt Members of Congress, Report Finds”

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:32 | 2791120 Turd Ferguson
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Please buy all dips and TAKE DELIVERY.

This is the moment you've been waiting for where you can buy with impunity.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:11 | 2791432 TheCanadianAustrian
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I bought with impunity a month ago.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 18:18 | 2792351 GoinFawr
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Impunity is my middle name.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:34 | 2791140 q99x2
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Winter is coming. He is checking to see if he has enough newsletters to heat his shed this year.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:01 | 2790881 FL_Conservative
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Wish I was there to throw one of my shoes at him!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:29 | 2791103 machineh
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Hell, I'd volunteer to tote his cross if they would crucify his ass.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:02 | 2790882 williambanzai7
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On vaudeville this was known as taking a Brodie...jumping off a bridge to keep an audience.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:02 | 2790883 GFORCE
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Haha, Graham Summers got open ended!


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:02 | 2790887 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:06 | 2790892 Cognitive Dissonance
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Ignore that clown in front of the microphone. I am the all powerful Wizard of Oz.

<And my name is Gold and Silver.>

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:03 | 2790894 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Bernanke the Short Killa.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:20 | 2791036 gjp
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New highs in AMZN and AAPL.  So homebuyers don't pay their mortgages, the banks don't take the loss and everyone shops for smart phones and other e-toys online.  Wow, America, City on the Hill and all that, showing the rest of the world how to live with dignity. /s

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:06 | 2791390 WarPony
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enjoying the AMZN ride, CMG has been good too - thanks Ben, but you're still a Bitch

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:57 | 2791727 ZeroAvatar
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gjp:   LOL!   TOO fucking funny!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:02 | 2790897 Conrad Murray
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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:04 | 2790907 bidaskspread
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Spain is not Uganda, but the US is Japan.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:22 | 2791051 Rip van Wrinkle
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In ya dreams.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:03 | 2790910 Darkness
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Starts at 2:15PM EST?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:27 | 2791079 LongSoupLine
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His voice is waivering more than I've ever heard prior.  That fucking treasonous crook is lying.  This is nothing more than the largest ponzi transfer of wealth in human history!


Madoff should get his Eagle Scout badge compared to this fucking criminal!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:05 | 2790924 Vincent Vega
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Fuck You Bernanke, Bitchez!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:08 | 2790944 mayhem
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This is so much fun can I get off now before I puke some more. To infinity and beyond!! Long wine and spirits.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:08 | 2790947 Dr. Engali
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Well it's a downward spiral from here. I hope everybody is tying up the loose ends, events will start accelerating now as we prepare for the big fiat supernova.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:26 | 2791071 lakecity55
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" boldly go where no fiat has gone before."

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:39 | 2791189 fuu
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" boldly go where all fiat has gone before."

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:05 | 2791387 XitSam
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Food check.  Water check.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 16:02 | 2791744 ZeroAvatar
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You just said it all, DR. E.  The fed just showed it's hand.  The PTB know it's all over but the final loot, now.


And so it begins.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:09 | 2790952 JLee2027
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2% inflation forecast? What are they counting as inflation? Can't be anything people actually use and need.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:51 | 2791283 ParkAveFlasher
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They are counting diamond rings, jenga giftsets, car fresheners in the shape of fruit, and cheez wiz. That's about as much sense as 2% makes.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:11 | 2791424 RobD
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Ah cheez wiz is food...well mostly so I don't think they count that.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:12 | 2790953 GoinFawr
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Anyone recognize the score being played? Muffy, Biff, Tad, and I are three sheets to the wind 12 miles out and having some difficulty placing it... It isn't 'Taps' is it?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 16:04 | 2791758 ZeroAvatar
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Ride of the Valkyries.  (?)

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:09 | 2790961 sadmamapatriot
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Helicopter Ben strikes again! To infinity and beyond, bitchez!!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:11 | 2790962 malikai
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I don't know about you guys, but I'm just loving this wait music. Man this is some groovy shit.

This must be FED rape music.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:12 | 2790981 Dr. Engali
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I was thinking the same thing...This is kind of like the music when the credits are running at the end of a sci-fi movie.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:13 | 2790988 dynomutt
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Bernanke is buying shit-paper.  The shit-seller is quite like a pig in shit, ATM.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:23 | 2791000 tocointhephrase
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ZeroHedge BiTcHeZ


Edit: Fuck you ben bernanke!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:15 | 2791001 PaperWillBurn
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iPhone 5 didn't impress the market...send in the QE!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:16 | 2791003 Sofa King Confused
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Can't somebody hack into a live stream and put a sign above his head that says "I'm A Shithead"

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 16:06 | 2791768 ZeroAvatar
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No, but we CAN paint a 'smiley face' on the front of the Eccles building!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:16 | 2791010 Jason T
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Remember Rick Perry on Ben printing money? Don't go to Texas Ben..

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:22 | 2791052 Global Hunter
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I care about what Rick Perry thinks about economics about as I much as I care what Zoolander thinks.  Perry is a bimbo.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:17 | 2791014 DavidC
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Doesn't Bernake understand that his actions are exacerbating the (un)employment situation?!


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:35 | 2791146 GoinFawr
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Wrong question DC, the real question is: Does he care?

Listen to his voice; I am not sympathetic, but public speaking isn't easy at the best of times, let alone when the entire planet is scrutinizing the minutae down to the last syllable. It's not quite so bad if you believe what you're saying, of course...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:39 | 2791177 LMAOLORI
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Of course he understands that silly

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:17 | 2791016 Snakeeyes
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Bernanke "The Cookie Monster" dispenses sugar cookies to investors creating a sugar rush. The economy needs protein, and The Fed doesn't distrbute that.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:18 | 2791020 Tsunami Wave
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Why can't Benny pull a QE to pay for mining costs for gold/silver to add to the fed's inventory, and not bonds/troubled assets? It makes 100000000x more sense at least if you're going to print money.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:18 | 2791023 Dr. Engali
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Listen to his voice quiver....he knows he is full of shit and he just hammered the last nail in the coffin of the U.S dollar.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:24 | 2791061 Global Hunter
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at times he sounds like he may start whimpering.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:10 | 2791419 Arkadaba
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lol just misread your comment as "at times he sounds like my cat whimpering" - both true!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:18 | 2791024 bxy
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Can Vol go to zero?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:19 | 2791028 Bay of Pigs
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QE to Infinity

Jim Sinclair


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:19 | 2791031 Spaceman Spiff
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Did I just hear that we've enjoyed price stability since the 1990's?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:20 | 2791038 Yen Cross
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 The Bernaks lips sound like they are "bouncing off a scrotum sac"!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:21 | 2791042 I am a Man I am...
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Like I keep saying on this board, you know they are going to print, so you better be all in something other than cash.  ANR up 48% in a week and half....LMAO

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:22 | 2791044 youngman
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Prudent..he used the word ended is the key words today....that means it will never stop until it does....he should end with  a reading of his resume...he is going to need it...

I like in the intro that Congress makes him do it....a CYA...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:23 | 2791056 Bastiat
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Inflation, hyperinfation, war => Idiocracy.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:23 | 2791058 Mudja
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You guys will benefit from ZIRP! Hahaha what a joke

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:24 | 2791059 XitSam
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"We're aware that we're screwing savers because the economy in general will pick up eventually."  Bitch.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:25 | 2791066 Lucius Corneliu...
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This jackass has seriously boxed himself in.  When SHTF he will be crucified!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:26 | 2791073 Yen Cross
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Drawn and Quartered!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 16:54 | 2792020 Hi Ho Silver
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Bernake and Judge Roberts will retire to Malta.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:42 | 2791191 LMAOLORI
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He has obama protecting him and his bankster buddies from mobs with torches & pitchforks

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:29 | 2791074 Count de Money
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"Since everything we tried hasn't worked up to this point, the obvious solution is to do more of what hasn't worked." Asshole.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:27 | 2791076 roadsnbridges
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What a chin-quivering moron.

"We know low interest rates cause some hardships"

F U LIESman!

Fri, 09/14/2012 - 11:57 | 2791080 honestann
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The ECONOMY CAN NEVER RECOVER as long as QE continues.  Therefore, Bernanke has just promised to destroy the world.  Oh how brilliant is central planning!

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:27 | 2791084 DrDinkus
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this is surreal.....screw it, im in

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:28 | 2791086 max2205
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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:46 | 2791227 falak pema
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is it as big as my QE to infinity?

Will it levitate up as high as my WS asset pump?

Personally I doubt it.

Nothing compares to my huge...ummmm....Qe-to infinity; awesome testimony and I hope eloquent inspiration for the epitaph placed on my career plaque as Czar of the FED.

Will they make me a Big BEN memorial like they did for Lincoln?

Where the people come and admire me sitting above the mortals as the Man who saved the West; not just the country and federation.

The FED under me was not the Federation, it was a small step to global QE and a giant step for humanoid humanity. 

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:28 | 2791090 mademesmile
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Our mid 2015 projections don't include any inflation ... HAAAAAA!


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:29 | 2791100 Spaceman Spiff
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The third world food prices will lead to many more facebook revolutions!   Thanks Bernank.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:34 | 2791108 which way weste...
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benjamin shalom....the face and voice of a jewish counterfeiting crime syndicate.

He just made your food and gas much more expensive, and your savings worthless, bitches.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:32 | 2791119 Count de Money
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Ben to savers: "Suck my dick!"

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:36 | 2791157 WhiteNight123129
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Nope, his message is spend your savings because I am going to destroy your capital.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:41 | 2791199 LMAOLORI
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It's like doublmint gum two for the price of one

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:32 | 2791121 roadsnbridges
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Progress?  You butthead, have you tried to re-fi a 3.6M loan lately?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:32 | 2791123 Dr. Engali
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What a stupid's not about providing benefits to the economy. I wish these well placed "investigative reporters" would get past that train of thought and push the questions of derivatives, shadow bank deflation, banks, and government spending. But alas that is too much to ask.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:36 | 2791158 XitSam
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I think three average zero hedgers asking him questions would blow things wide open.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:43 | 2791214 Dr. Engali
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I agree..I haven't had the opportunity to associate with a knowledge base this large any place else than on the Hedge. There are a lot of smart people here.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:32 | 2791125 Tsar Pointless
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Wow. The bastard did it. I am shocked.

Guess I will fill-up the tank while gasoline *only* costs $3.99.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:32 | 2791127 PhD
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So the worse the economy becomes, the more money the FED will pour over the Banks? Are you F**KING kidding me?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:47 | 2791244 PhD
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There is no way in hell that the FED do not understand the implications of their policy. The volatility of money is going to plummit as a consequence of this policy. Would not be supprised at all if they even increase the remuneration rate at this point

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:34 | 2791128 DavidC
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We can work with communication tools - WTF?!


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:33 | 2791131 XitSam
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He keeps repeating his escape clause: "monetary policy is not a panacea."  'Don't blame me when things blow up. The politicians didn't do their part!'

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:47 | 2791240 giovanni_f
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he meant "monetary policy is not a conundrum"

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:14 | 2791453 hedgehog9999
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He actually telegraphed that the shit will hit the fan very soon, but I did my part!!! and washed his hands as any good religious asshole would do.

You fucked it up you moron, along with the Obummer and Geithner!!!

I am now 1/2 short the market and 1/2 long PM's....

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:33 | 2791134 The worst trader
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What A complete joke. Did we realy need it? Is there larger problems Tyler has missed? I thought the economy was just fine according to BAMBAM.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:33 | 2791135 Village Smithy
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Is it just me or does there seem to be a lack of conviction in his responses?


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:34 | 2791137 krispkritter
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"...that we're making progress towards more acceptable levels of unemployment..."  Exactly what IS an acceptable level of unemployment Ben?

I tell you what mine is; when you, Geithner, and Obammy are all unemployed...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:34 | 2791139 roadsnbridges
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Will this short squeeze ever end?

<squished ball-sack to infinity>

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:35 | 2791145 lakecity55
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So, he and Barry take their orders from the same guy(s).

Coupla cretins.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:35 | 2791148 Count de Money
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What this idiot doesn't get is that if people aren't borrowing at 3%, they're not going to borrow at 2%.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:46 | 2791236 Cthonic
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Oh he gets it; this is a program for institutions to off-load their MBS into so FHA can pretend that it's healthy.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:35 | 2791149 roadsnbridges
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Makes me ill to see Stolper get one for once.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:36 | 2791151 e-man
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When Bernanke says "maximum employment," does he mean bank-run labor camps?

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:03 | 2791279 giovanni_f
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yes - they are going to privatize fema camps. They are planning to produce chevy volts there that run on 5 solyndras. Mitt Romney did the business case. Approval in congress just a formality

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:36 | 2791154 Dr. Engali
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The Ben Bernank speculation economy....hey Ben people don't have money to put into a 401k  ...or to pay their mortgage in hopesthat they feel wealthier as their "house price appeciates."

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:38 | 2791156 stinkhammer
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i quit the system today, that's it  no more work for fiat, no more debt payments, no more taxes  call me John

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:36 | 2791160 Duke Dog
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I'm just waiting on the announcement of open ended margin hikes on "real" assets that should occur sometime over the next few days - the last of my $US will be used at that time. Before this abortion is over, Bernake or his replacement(s) will be having daily press conferences to reveal the day's infusion levels.

What a contrived mess.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:37 | 2791161 tongue.stan
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Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:37 | 2791167 Yen Cross
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 Is it just me? Bernanke has spoken more about the stock market, in the last 10 minutes than the last 4 years!

  Tyler, you just solidified what every sane trader already knows!  Bernanke is all about " funny money" inflation!


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:38 | 2791170 Ineverslice
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Ben the coward.

Off to the Hamptons everyone...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:38 | 2791172 Kaiser Sousa
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Ben just said that if he can get housing prices to go up again, that i will feel mo' rich again like i did back in 2010 when i lost it...

says, all i need to do is feel richer and i 'll go out and spend money i dont have...

i believe him too....he a PHD aint he.....

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:39 | 2791174 khakuda
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I love when Bernanke says he wants people to feel wealthier by raising stock and house prices so people spend more.  What an idiot.

You're not actually wealthier in a sustainable way, we just want you to feel that way so you stupidly spend money you don't have once again.

He should pass out Brad and Angelina masks so we can wear them and feel pretty, too.  We won't be, but damn, we'll feel that way and who cares about reality anyway.


Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:43 | 2791208 magpie
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Yay, feel wealthier with more zeroes in the currency. Hope he mentions Gross National Hapiness too.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 15:11 | 2791428 Yen Cross
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 Hey Magpie, you were spot on with your comments Re; shorting the euro /via xau,cad,aud...ect the night before last. ( German court ruling) . I just didn't want to fight the Italian Stallion, at that point in time. You were very intuitive with that post. ;)

    I hope you got some. I faded "Cable twice" last night.

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:41 | 2791175 RopeADope
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Memo to Chairman Bernanke:


A market that has a painful erection for more than 12 quarters is at high risk for permanent damage.


Dr. Reality

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:56 | 2791321 TheFineKid
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And it should contact it's doctor immediarely

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:39 | 2791183 youngman
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I bet the Chinese and other holders of our debt start to dump it.....I would...I would try to surrond us with purchases of commodities...mines, oil fields, ports, things.....other than our paper...on the other hand..I bet the Japanese, the EU, Britain, and the USA....all play the circle jerk of I buy yours if you buy mine...

Thu, 09/13/2012 - 14:41 | 2791202 DavidC
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The UK is the 4th largest holder of US Treasuries, despite being broke.


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