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Presenting The Biggest Tradeoff Of A Surging Stock Market

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Something funny happened on the road to Dow Jones 13,000 - the car ran out of gas, and the driver noticed what the latest and (literally) greatest price of unleaded is...

and perhaps in even clearer language...


Despite all the appearance of wealth creation in the US equity markets, the S&P buys 10% fewer gallons of gas for your car than its average since the MAR09 lows (and 20% fewer than its pre-QE1 peak) with the last few weeks of action also removing almost 10% of purchasing power even as stocks soared...


Charts: Bloomberg

(h/t Omid Malekan)


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Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:44 | 2182083 Black Forest
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Tank up AAPL shares

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:44 | 2182103 economics1996
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Short that shit.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:51 | 2182124 Pladizow
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Put one gallon of gas in your car, drive till empty, then push car home - Then you will know the true value of a gallon of gas!

300-500 man hours x $ rate/hr = Thousands of $'s/gallon.

Oil has allowed us to live like gods!

Concept = Chris Martenson's

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:57 | 2182144 Azannoth
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There's a race on, human Hubris vs. limited amounts of fosil fuels, I am somehow betting on Hubris to win

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:06 | 2182205 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Does the race end at a pot of gold?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:12 | 2182242 bdc63
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no.  it ends in the abyss.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:13 | 2182250 redpill
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Cue CNBC shitheads talking about "demand destruction" in the gasoline markets fixing everything.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:27 | 2182313 Stack Trace
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Demand destruction is bullish(it).

Unless they mean consumers can't afford food and rent or to fill-up for a trip to...their jobs and they then demand destruction of the elites prancing around on their PHAT profits.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:41 | 2182367 Born Patriot
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I'll tell you what's bullshit. These foreign immigrants crowding out America and depleting our oil! I'm fed up with these god damn immigrants and multiculturalists stealing our jobs, energy and culture. We need to put a stop to this madness! VOTE RON PAUL 2012!!!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:47 | 2182384 HamyWanger
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Darn right buddy. These immigrant assholes ruin everything. Ron Paul is our last and only chance.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:50 | 2182395 catacl1sm
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You're both idiots, but for different reasons.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:58 | 2182409 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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No, we should let Mexicans come and use the services we pay for with an illegal income tax frolic about.  We should then continue to subsidize millions of fat americans while they eat cheeseburgers and watch TV all day instead of working the fields that need jobs so they hire the migrants.  It has worked so well for the last 40 years.  Thank you Johnson/Nixon/Ford/Carter/Reagen/Bush/Clinton/Bush/Obama!  The policy that got us here didn't have to use tens of trillions of dollars to bailout the financial system or anything?  It isn't continuously bailed out!  Not here, not in Europe, not in Japan, not even in China!  We have done a ine job!  Everything is fine!

The Bavarian Illuminatti are fine!!!!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:59 | 2182417 AbruptlyKawaii
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system D bitchez

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:12 | 2182463 nope-1004
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:40 | 2182670 Conrad Murray
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"Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe"($6-$8/gal) - Barry O'Dumbo's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:39 | 2182896 Hard1
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Yeah right Patriot, those friggin' latin and arab immigrants are depleting "our" oil.  Oh wait, didn't we import it from Mexico, Venezuela, Kuwait and Iraq.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:34 | 2183045 CH1
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Well, they need someone to hate, and the Jews are off limits till everyone forgets that holocaust thing. So, immigrants it must be.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:38 | 2183060 boiltherich
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Immigrants yeah yeah, we heard it all, but as soon as they are back in their home nation you will be sick of the fags stealing your jobs and fuel and whatever other bullshit you can think of.  I read crap like this from the least common denominator Nazi type here at ZH and then stop to think that it is I the rest of you give red arrows to?  Pretty sad, and what is more sad is that the people who agree with me in spirit will not stand up with me even when all it would take is a green arrow. 

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:13 | 2183124 chistletoe
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The thing is, those of us who may consider ourselves to be just a bit more tolerant, balanced, and rational, ALSO believe that all the illegal immigrants ought to go home.


Starting with The Jamestown Company and the Mayflower, and working from thereforward ....

all the people who arrived here on ship, because they were rogues, thieves, and misfits; rebels who could not get along with their own people in their own countries ... but instead, committed lie after lie, broken promise after broken treaty after broken agreement to steal the land of the rightful inhabitants and then commit genocide lest they say anything about it ....

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 23:12 | 2183225 nscholten
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The cars in year get at least half again as much mpg with 1.5 liter deisels.  Toyota's, bmw's, range rovers, and on and on and on.

Amercian car maker pieces of shit make 8 of the 12 worst green vehicles made.  Bail the fucks out again to gain votes Obama.  Why the fuck not.... it's working.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:12 | 2182798 economics1996
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Demand for black market labor INCREASES when the economy tanks.  When money is scare people become even more desperate to save what precious little they have. 

Warren Hardy did two things right and one thing wrong to bring down unemployment from 11.7% to 2.4%.

1.  Enforced immigration laws.

2.  Cut the federal budget 50%.

3.  Bad, passed Fordney-McCumber Tariff Act.

4.  Sat on his ass and played poker.

To all you assholes (nope-1004) who think its funny someone doesn’t have a job, just wait another year and you will see how funny it is.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:14 | 2182466 Temporalist
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Mmmm black market cheeseburgers...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:47 | 2183080 chump666
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Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:03 | 2182425 Spirit Of Truth
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It's all about collective insanity....a condition well represented by reaching Dow 13000 at the current historical juncture:

Everyone got HIStory wrong and an ultimate upset of irrational collective beliefs and expectations is about to unfold.

God have mercy.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:11 | 2182456 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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We're doomed!  Or saved.  Or something....HIStory?  More like shitstory.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:25 | 2182484 Spirit Of Truth
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Both IMHO. Truth is indestructible and always triumphs. People may tell lies and believe them....even for centuries....but the truth is always still there.  It's a question of when the truth is revealed, and this is what "Apocalypse" literally means:

An apocalypse is a disclosure of something hidden from the majority of mankind in an era dominated by falsehood and misconception, i.e. the veil to be lifted. The Apocalypse of John is the Book of Revelation, the last book of the New Testament. By extension, apocalypse can refer to any End Time scenario, or to the end of the world in general.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:52 | 2182550 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Close your eyes, Isis, and we'll keep pretending everything is a'ok!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:23 | 2183019 Likstane
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Take a break blowhard. You don't have to comment on every article.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:33 | 2183148 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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All you do is bitch and it is pathetic.  I don't need some punk telling me how to run my life and you don't need to waste your time telling people like me what to do.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:48 | 2183174 old naughty
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And God has mercy alright.

But he has nothing to do with the mess. Our mess.

Someone above said we should give green arrow. I did.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:58 | 2182414 tinsmith
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Is Born Patriot some kind of a redneck version of Million Dollar Bonus? That post above HAS to be tongue in cheek. Right?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:06 | 2182445 Flakmeister
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If you can't figure it out, you really should not be posting here....

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:15 | 2182804 economics1996
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MDB is being sarcastic.  Red Neck is frustrated and serious.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:19 | 2182483 quintago
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The democratization of money flows in and out of commodities has limited the implied correlation to equities. Therefore, only an ass would rely on such a chart.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:34 | 2182507 newstreet
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Paid idiots.  Paid to besmirch President Paul.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:00 | 2182761 zorbathefreak
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Fucking besmirchers! 

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:31 | 2182645 Obadiah
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Nailed it!  nice one

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:52 | 2182729 silver4me
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Paid Schill obviously trying to make Ron Paul supporters look like nut jobs.

TPTB must be really feeling the heat.



Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:42 | 2183064 boiltherich
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We see people of this ilk above, their hate worn on their sleeves and they add that Ron Paul is the only hope we have, and you all wonder why Paul has been ignored by the MSM and marginalized in the party?  The people who posted above are outright fascist turds, they must be disavowed if any alternative candidate is ever to make a dent in graft/politics as usual. 

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 11:01 | 2188876 Lost Wages
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Ah yes. Welcome to reality, where many Ron Paul followers (and the man himself) are carefully concealed white supremacists.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:26 | 2182408 fuu
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Texas Gunslinger rides again!

Couple of funny anagrams of your handle:

A Robot Print

Point Rat Bro
Tit Bar Porno
Op Brat Intro

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:35 | 2182653 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Tit Bar Porno would be an awesome name for a punk band!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 23:05 | 2183213 slewie the pi-rat
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O thou w/ the anagram defense = fuu:  seen, er, heard this? - The Gold and Silver Review

Featured Guests:

Dr. Stephen Leeb & Dr. Ron Paul

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 10:06 | 2184412 fuu
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ack was busy making music last night. I'll check it out though.

Thu, 02/23/2012 - 15:36 | 2190077 fuu
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I finally got a chance to listen to that right before the debate last night. Good stuff.

Thanks Command Spec 5 Slewie.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:56 | 2182410 bankonzhongguo
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Go back to writing for the New York Times.


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:57 | 2182958 Max Fischer
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The h/t of this ZeroHedge story actually writes for the NYT, which makes your comment a REAL ZINGER!


Max Fischer, Civis Mundi


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 23:14 | 2183232 slewie the pi-rat
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how can you be sure it is the same omid malekan?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:20 | 2182467 xela2200
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Fucking immigrants --> like your ancestors when they came to these country.

At least don't use that flag, so people don't think that everybody in the south is an inbreed racist hick. I have to live here too. You know.

When the time comes, I want to belong to a cool group. No blacks because I think they will be hunting us down. They need some payback just like native Americans. I do want a Mexican. They can cross a desert and be ready for work the very next day. A Jew, so he can negotiate our food and, let's face it, they are good entertainment. A woman or two. Enough for the essentials, but not too many as to make the nagging unbearable. An Asian because you need somebody to intercede for you with the new overlords. You know the Indian is just going to tag along, and arguing with him is useless so I might as well let him in. An Italian because they can fight and know how to cook well. The Irish can fight too, but only when they are drunk so no Irish. No French that is on principle alone. Fuck them. Also, anybody named Sky, Eagle, Dawn or any other hippie name. I will not be in the mood to be dealing with a full of shit pot head, so that is a negative. Nobody wearing sheets on their heads, burning crosses or flags, carrying a bible the size of a phone book, lawyers or politicians regardless of race or national origin.

We will hunt, and the Mexican will make us tacos. He will get 2 tacos because he participated in the hunt and made the tacos. Anybody who complains about the Mexican getting two tacos will be thrown naked into the socialist pit of hell. We will take all the possessions from everyone thrown into the pit that way everybody in there will be equal. There will be nothing at the bottom except for a sign that says Utopia.


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:41 | 2182525 Doc Occ
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You are hilarious.  Had me LOL.

That's some funny $hit.  You should quit your day job and become a comedian.

F_ _ _ the French and give the Mexican two tacos?!  Damn you're good.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:03 | 2182588 BlankfeinDiamond
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you're easily amused Doc Occ

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:19 | 2182818 economics1996
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Fuck that multicultural shit; I want everyone with an IQ over 100, who is not a traitor.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:47 | 2182537 Coffin Dodger
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I was there in your world, dude. Kudos and lolz

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:08 | 2182598 JohnnyBriefcase
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I fuckin love this site!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:58 | 2182754 Jendrzejczyk
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I'll take the Irish, potheads and hippies.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:48 | 2183083 Yes_Questions
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Hell, I married the Irish Pothead Hippy with nice tits!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:19 | 2182481 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Unless your a native american, your an immigrant, and you trashed the local culture. America is a melting pot, get angry at the CORPORATE INTERESTS that are screwing America. Remember that your cheap chicken, beef, and tomatos are all handled by exploited migrant labor...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:24 | 2182490 fuu
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The Native Americans were immigrants as well.

Plus isn't anyone born in a country a native of that country?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:10 | 2182603 JohnnyBriefcase
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I thought the native americans sprouted from the soil of north america like flowers.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:36 | 2183135 Bring the Gold
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So I imagine you wouldn't mind a Chinese "immigration", with immigrant hordes who all happen to wear uniforms on immigrant tanks? Immigrating into land recently depopulated by said immigrants and/or disease? Just keeping it real.

When the Native Americans came they only had to kill saber tooth tigers and various mega fauna. They weren't killing an already existant culture for their land and resources. You know, like us white folk did. I don't feel guilty cause it wasn't me. I do feel a need to be honest about facts and not bust out one liners to prevent the guilt that is known as early stages of dealing with your country's history. If we can't deal with history good and bad, our country's and others, then we're not going to be able to plan for the future in an intelligent and informed manner. Especially important in my opinion is to learn from the horrendous acts of history. Lest they be repeated. Denying genocide, whether it's the holocaust, the Armenian genocide or the genocide of Native Americans is just plain foolish and opens the door for future acts.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 10:07 | 2184419 fuu
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Uh, actually there were many waves of immigration over the land bridge.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 13:41 | 2185385 Bring the Gold
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So then, you'd be cool with another invasion, got it. Just making sure you are consistent in your being ok with genocide.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:27 | 2182497 chinaguy
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"Dey took our jobs!"

LOL - you troll mother fucker

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:36 | 2182511 PIIGS in a Blanket
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A Sigh of Disappointment......

My reaction to trash like this comment. Also happens when I hear Obama campaign, when I see 15 year old girls smoking, when I eat Taco Bell, and when I once tried to read the first 20 pages of "End the FED."

Ron Paul Sucks

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:44 | 2183167 leftcoastfool
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"Ron Paul Sucks"

Which of the other candidates do you think would do a better job?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:49 | 2182714 GaryNeville
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Its the immigrants fault! Blame it on the immigrants!

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 01:43 | 2183570 xela2200
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1% of the population in Costa Rica is now Americans. I wonder what they are getting blamed for. I know Uruguay is blaming their American immigrants for the increase in real estate prices.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:59 | 2182734 BlackholeDivestment
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...hey BP another oil disater? Lol, you Old Rebel you. Oil defines the spirit of contempt (or Holy Spirit) ...and the nature of the prophetic Beast of Babylon and it's new secular world order, and panthiest power, which has overcome the nations of the world. The mercy of our Father in Christ has overcome the beast and damnation. There is no need for any national flag to be risen in defense, because, all nations are fallen now. The number of the beast is risen and you have that understanding if you have been watching and paying attention to the numbers. The defenders of mercy have been over run my friend, over run by the borderless spirit of contempt. That is a fact.  America offers no sancutary or defense for anyone anymore. The United States Government is a corrupt body and it is lawless. The Constitution has no defenders working for this Government. The United States and Europe etc... is one new singular global voice, the risen Tower of Babbel ...aaaagain. We now have the technical ability to translate any language into speech, just by speaking one tongue into a computer and having the computer speak for anyone. We are all now, as humans, losing to the AI robot Digital Borg Bitch.

It does not matter. The revelation of the mercy of our Father in Christ; the risen Word that has overcome all racial and religious denominational claims and stands among all nations and tongues, is the singular voice without border(s) and the math can not overcome the fact that the Truth is not a choice. The Truth is the Light and the revelation of the risen Word of our Father in Christ. Have mercy.

Fear not, stand fast and do no harm. A good welder does not run the bead, they witness the Word and confirm the seal, after the setting is determined by the task before them, as in the Days of Noah.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 23:29 | 2183271 Pope Clement
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Dominus Vobiscum to all whose belief systems make them appear to be such stupid motherfuckers...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:35 | 2182879 WolfePaq
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BP you are a TROLL attempting to denounce Ron Paul by associating with him- you are nothing in the Ron Paul movement, you are an Obama/Romney TROLL

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:43 | 2183070 Flakmeister
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Pray tell... what the fuck is an Obama/Romney troll??

My money is on him being an attention deprieved twit...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 23:07 | 2183214 tmosley
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I see Red Neck Repugnicant took my advice and got himself another screenname.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:18 | 2182275 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Is there a pot of gold in the abyss?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:24 | 2182826 BlackholeDivestment
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...Mr Hendrix, there be the flames of the Pi


                                        ...who ATe  my lunch.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:53 | 2182404 ChrisFromMorningside
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No, it ends with you climbing the wrist-thick kudzu vines that wrap the Sears Tower and then looking down and seeing tiny figures pounding corn, laying strips of venison on the empty car pool lane of some abandoned superhighway.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:21 | 2182477 fuu
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While wearing leather clothes that last your lifetime.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:15 | 2182611 SelfGov
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A short lifetime

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:56 | 2183193 pavman
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There's no real super highway near the Sears [whatchu talkin' bout Wilis] tower; however, there are alot of annoying roads and such as it is a metropolis.  But no worries, those strips of venison will just become the new Democrat's tax target once society collapses.  Way to go Democrats!  We all want more taxes, even those of us who don't secretly wish we could just give more and more of our time and energy to the Democrats and their blood sucking, ideological children!  I wish the hippies would just die already instead of trying to take civilization with them....

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 00:43 | 2183394 New World Chaos
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Don't buy the false dichotomy.  If you replace Democrats with Republicans, and hippies with neocons, your statement would still be basically true.  Merely the form of the tax and the form of civilization's destruction would be different.  The real battle is freedom vs. control.

Also, there has been a schism in the left for at least 50 years.  Hippies and nanny statists/PC types really don't like each other, even if they do vote the same way.  The hippies could be allies.  Reach out to them.  Don't worry if some of them would lead us back to the caves.  Present civilization cannot be reformed, so a partial collapse is necessary.


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:15 | 2182262 snowball777
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Good reason to learn to live on something else and/or, 'heaven' forbid, use less.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:21 | 2182487 Temporalist
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Use less? You can't be talking about Americans...unless you meant "useless."

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:27 | 2183142 Yes_Questions
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made in usa

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:18 | 2182479 Widowmaker
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Then there is that bitch of free givaways proving all matters of "effort and efficiency" as nothing but bullshit -- sunlight.

Time to poison that too, in the name of monetary policy and [anything but] free markets.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:38 | 2182892 blueridgeviews
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Push your car home and you'll know what the value of a horse is too.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 06:46 | 2184116 Reven
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Or a bicycle.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 21:15 | 2183004 lasvegaspersona
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I will second the work Chris Martenson does.  Watching his Crash Course is about a year of ZH reading. Well worth the 3 hours and for those without enough to worry about it will overflow your cup.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:52 | 2183185 pavman
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Even better if you push it up an off ramp on a highway.... lots of fun there.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:49 | 2182125 Nothing To See Here
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Shit in my shorts, that is.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:51 | 2182134 Piranhanoia
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I'm long on shit. Fertilizer is being spread with abandon and they're going to need a refill.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:00 | 2182422 AbruptlyKawaii
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green shoots

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:11 | 2182605 css1971
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Global phosphorus resource declines.


Shit is going to become important.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:42 | 2182370 ChrisFromMorningside
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With so much of the global economy riding on AAPL's back, you might as well consider AAPL a TBTF. That means it can only ever go up from here.

Free money, bitchez.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:40 | 2182085 Dr. Engali
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I can't wait to see what happens when the first cockroach scurries out from under the carpet.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:46 | 2182109 Robot Traders Mom
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Hamy Wanger, are you on here so you can comment on what you will do when the other cockroaches scurry out?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:31 | 2183144 Yes_Questions
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That would be Dick Cheney and we saw what happened.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:47 | 2182093 AC_Doctor
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Unleaded enemas for all!  Who is going to the first to run for the exits?  It aint gonna be the sheeple, that's for sure. 

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:02 | 2182180 fadgadget
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nope.  not unleaded.  buckwheats. 

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:16 | 2182615 SelfGov
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It's kinda spongy 

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 23:00 | 2183203 pavman
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I have this bad knack [or is that habit] of paying attention again right before the turns in the market. It kind of sux because I keep experiencing that Einstein quote over and over about crazy.  I watched my longs get higher and higher then all of a sudden expiration day came and BLAM... $3 a share less already.  Of course, had I not paid $2 a share for $80 stock I'd be panicking.  But meh. Money's not real anyway.  Ron Paul 2012!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:43 | 2182095 cat2
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In other words we are actually revising 2008 lows.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:43 | 2182096 catacl1sm
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This chart means more market up!



Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:44 | 2182100 Flakmeister
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Cash flows from Nat Res. plays.... hard assets... the only way to go...

For shits and giggles, price the S&P in terms of UAN (the chemical, not the ticker)....

Anybody take my advice on TNH a while back???

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:45 | 2182102 catacl1sm
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I think it's time to buy a moped with one of those big baskets on the back for going grocery shopping.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:35 | 2182347 snakeboat
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go get and xtracycle.  pedaling's good for the heart!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:27 | 2182838 ChrisFromMorningside
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A simple bicycle would save more costs and also pay dividends in the form of better cardio health. I ride my bike as often as I can, for anything that is within, say, 5 miles or so and that would take too long to walk to.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:45 | 2182104 bob_dabolina
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Time for Margin hikes soon

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:17 | 2182269 bdc63
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yep -- it's all those evil speculator's fault, as usual.

don't you just love all these "free markets" we have?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:20 | 2182287 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It's dems evil Eye-Ranian's faults!  Thems trying to take our oil!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:31 | 2182334 john39
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and our freedom! (groaning in pain).

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:41 | 2182366 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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If Obama doesn't bomb them, that proves he's a muslim!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:34 | 2183150 Yes_Questions
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E'll drop er barmbs!!!!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:47 | 2182112 Toolshed
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Wow!!! Look at all that upside potential and ZERO downside!!!!.....Huh?......Wha?.......Wait.........What was the question again? Never mind, the answer is still the same!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:47 | 2182114 taniquetil
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All sarcasm aside, as opposed to oil (which is no doubt being boosted by the US's desire to bomb the bejeezus out of Iran), what are other good indicators of increasing/decreasing prices? Do foodstuff ETFs work?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:03 | 2182191 fadgadget
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to see what's driving inflation for everyday americans just look at the economic sectors that are not included in the Fed's inflation calculation. 

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 22:35 | 2183154 Yes_Questions
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Damn prohibition!


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:08 | 2182601 css1971
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Yup. Softs are all up 200-300% since 2005.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:28 | 2182842 ChrisFromMorningside
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It's not just the possibility of war with Iran, it's the shadow decline of the USD.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:47 | 2182115 maxw3st
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How tricky it must be for the Saudi's to balance the price of oil against the return from their sovereign wealth funds invested in the S&P.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:49 | 2182126 warren.buffett
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Any idiot can make a comparison to anything.


Can you compare 'how many HDTVs can be bought from S&P500 say 10 years ago to today'?


or "cost to spread  garbage logic / opinions to a million viewers compared to 30 years ago"?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:58 | 2182166 DB Cooper
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Warren - I think you are lost.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:19 | 2182281 bdc63
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Wow.  Grumpy much? -- somebody doesn't have enough gold in their portfolio ...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:27 | 2182314 snowball777
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I always like 'beard-seconds' and 'ferns-per-shower'.

Femptocephalic, what shall I compare to thee?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:50 | 2182397 willien1derland
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Really? I think you are missing the point my friend...firstly, a gallon of gasoline is a good measure of value due to its egalitarian nature - Rich/Poor/Fit/Weak, no matter WHO you are, if you need to move more than 5 miles in any direction you will most like use a gasoline or diesel powered vehicle - now you can make the case of efficiency for mileage; i.e. that you travel a greater distance with the same gallon of fuel, but, unlike other comparisons this one actually HAS merit...the inflation measures published by the government are skewed to avoid COLA increases & as Tyler indicated wealth creation through equity investments have not kept pace with cost of vital commodities - Anyone on the ZH boards knows, appreciates & promotes skepticism but this is one measure that has merit

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:52 | 2182401 catacl1sm
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Did someone forget their daily bubble bath?

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:51 | 2182130 schismjism
Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:53 | 2182141 Sutton
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high oil prices mean Saudi has more of our money to buy T Bonds with.  We  will never escape Ben's Machine

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:05 | 2182202 fadgadget
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that was kissinger's machination.  credit, where credit's due...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:19 | 2182284 snowball777
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"Is pun! I like these gangsta-pants Americans."  - Medvedev

"Sell more bonds, Dmitry, and get me China on the videophone like a goodnik" - Pootie-poot

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:12 | 2182227 Flakmeister
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Take a look at the Saudi budget surpluses/deficits since 1980 or so....

Saudi holdings of US debt are for all intents and purposes, de minimus

I'd be more interested in the UK holdings....

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:32 | 2182340 Mesquite
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I've been waiting for someone to raise the cry for full disclosure of the Congress Critters' holdings in the stocks of the Military Industrial Complex... 

Bet that would be a BIG Hmmm...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:05 | 2182441 nevadan
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Nice catch Flakmeister.  I was under the impression the Saudi's held much more than that.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 19:22 | 2182626 seek
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Exactly. That's why I keep pointing out that Fed buying 90% of US Debt tidbit. That's huge, because it means they're underwriting rollovers and actually enabling folks to get out.

Really, for the US, the answer to everything is the Fed. In that chart, outside of Japan and UK, everything else is down to barely up -- including China.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:35 | 2182878 ChrisFromMorningside
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Ben isn't stupid. He must know that the fiat game is very close to being over. This is all about making sure that the US public is left holding the bag and the key people who "really matter" get out before its too late.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:53 | 2182143 debtor of last ...
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One thing is for sure. The more idiot the system becomes, the better is the humor.

Thanks bitches!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:55 | 2182148 Motorhead
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Charts, bitchez!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:55 | 2182150 Village Smithy
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The problem is that the price of gasoline could triple and it wouldn't make a bit of difference to those who are pulling the strings. They use thousands of dollars of gas in a year but they have millions of dollars tied up in equities. That is a "no brainer".

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:56 | 2182154 Cursive
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The Poles had Radio Free Europe and the Vatican. We have Zero Hedge.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 16:57 | 2182158 Shizzmoney
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Unemployment amongst whites is 7.4%, and Blacks, 13.4% (and that's the government number; imagine what the real one will be).

I mean, if you had ANY type of sane and sound candidate (that isn't Ron Paul...unfortunately the man's name has been stained with mainstream America), Obama would be toast. 

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:03 | 2182189 Cursive
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Don't confuse the chicken with the egg. IF there were any sane and reasonable candidate, TPTB would stain his/her name. Therefore, fuck "convention" and vote for the "stained" candidate.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:12 | 2182241 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Let's look at the facts:

Obama was a community orginizer for three weeks, he was an Illinois Senator for a few months, he served a term in the Senate, and he went to Harvard.  He is qualified!  Kissinger and Brzezinski say so!

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:24 | 2182304 Moneyswirth
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Correction--he served little over half a term in the Senate. Which, of course, makes him even MORE qualified...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 20:52 | 2182943 ChrisFromMorningside
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Barrack Obama's father was brought to the US during a critical period in African decolonization. Most native leaders in Africa favored alliance with the USSR/PRC. The CIA began bringing over young student leaders from across Africa to train them and indoctrinate them to represent and support US interests in their newly independent nations. He met Obama's mother while working at the East-West Center, which was funded by the Ford Foundation (CIA money funnel ... if you doubt, read up on McGeorge Bundy, member of Skull & Bones, the CFR, President of the Ford Founation and a key architect of the war in Vietnam) and USAID (key CIA front in overseas operations to this day). Obama was also a student at Harvard Law, which has a great deal of historial ties to the CIA.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:12 | 2182244 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Obama hates black people.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:57 | 2182411 SunnyDD
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No, He hate himself,

I was WTF with da bitches blood line when I see that

Royal King's bitchesline.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:18 | 2182476 john39
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crazy conspiracy nutter talking about blood lines ruling humanity... /sarc

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:25 | 2182495 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It's funny, George Bush has the names of Walker and Herbert and people want to say it is a conspiracy to think he is related to British Royalty. 

It's right out there in the open, people.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:55 | 2182558 Apeman
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Since he became president, I hate at least one.

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 17:25 | 2182295 bdc63
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The Donald was on Squawk Box the morning and said if it looks like Santorum is winning then he's getting back into the race ... ?! ... yep, he says his commitment to his reality show will be over by then and he'll have time to be president ... I shit you not.

This republican party is just the gift that keeps on giving ...

Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:07 | 2182360 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Politics is such a shitshow that nobody cares about it anymore.  They just want their cozy slippers, and their pensions, and their IRAs, and their pink houses, and a cheeseburger and fries and a milkshake, and time to watch the Bachelor. 

And it doesn't matter what type of person either.  Hippies, yuppies, trendies, conservatives, liberals, rich, poor, it doesn't matter.  It's been three years since the greatest wealth transfer in the history of humankind and the only people who tried to do anything about it were the tea partiers, and the OWS movements, and those movements got marginalized by the media and overun by idiots.

I've been saying for months now, it is all over, there is no hope to change the system; we will have to wait for it to crash and then pick up the pieces after.  Buy silver, food, guns, eat healthy and get in shape.  If you want signs for what is fast approaching just remember we are living in a world where the .gov lies about unemployment, they lie about gdp, banks steal your money while holding it for you, you got frisked before you board a plane, and you get funny looks for questioning any of this!


Tue, 02/21/2012 - 18:31 | 2182499 chinaguy
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"It's been three years since the greatest wealth transfer in the history of humankind..."

Yup, pretty much...although it was really the Greatest Theft on the history of Humankind

& the sheeple were too fucking brain-dead to notice or care...they will get what they deserve.

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