Ron Paul To Ben Bernanke: "People Lose Trust In The Government Because You Lie To Them About Inflation"

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Anytime Ron Paul sits across from Ben Bernanke you know sparks will fly. Sure enough, they did: starting 3 mins 50 seconds into the clip below, Ron Paul, guns blazing, asks the Chairman if he does his own shopping, if he is aware of what true inflation is, and if he knows that Americans don't trust the government because they are being lied to about inflation. And it only gets better, once Paul starts brandishing a silver coin. The punchline: "The Fed will self-destruct anyway when the money is gone" - amen. And ironically letting the Fed keep on doing what it is doing will achieve that in the fastest possible way. In fact, letting the system cannibalize itself with no further hindrances may be the best option currently available - just go to town.

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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:04 | 2210001 akak
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Very few Americans say "Warshington" (and agreed, they sound like bumpkins doing so), but almost ALL Brits do that "Chinar and Indiar" thing.  And just what is up with that anyway?  WHY can't you just say "China and India are ..."?   Why this bizarre need to insert "r"s where they don't exist?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:35 | 2210105 Grinder74
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Probably the same reason they decided to insert an "f" in lieutenant.  Just a lot of "F" and "R" with not enough "UCKE"

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:38 | 2210120 Flakmeister
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Well a lot of Americans say "Y'all" or "Youse" or "like" (like you know, Valley speak) and Canadians say "eh?"... 

Can't really comment on the Aussies or Kiwis, but I am sure they have their idiosyncracies...

So I think you have a premeditated bug up your ass....especially since I was referring to the written form of the language and that should have been abundantly clear...

PS FWIW, I ain't a Brit...

Ciao for niao....

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:06 | 2210209 akak
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"Y'all", while maybe not considered "proper", is a perfectly logical and well-formed response to the lack of a distinctive second person plural in the English language.  In fact, I routinely use "you all" in the same context, and for precisely the same reason.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:34 | 2209859 Melville1977
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I agree. I gave up watching anything Maher does due to his "know it all" attitude and his militant atheism---specifically, rubbing everyone's nose in it. Also, his guests on his HBO show make me ill (e.g. Grover Norquist, Paul Krugman, Coronel "pothead" West). Maher needs to stick with what he does best---comedy. His ignorance about economic and political issues is amazing. He makes Stewart and Colbert look like Ivy League scholars.

The fact Maher just donated a ton of money to one of Barry O's SuperPACs must mean he loves the NDAA, the fiasco in Libya, killing American citizens anywhere without due process, expanding the wars into central Africa/Yemen/ Somalia, sending more troops to the hellhole known as Afghanistan, and drones soon to be flying over the skies of the USSA.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 13:24 | 2208586 Gringo Viejo
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Fuku: I love the man. But you're quite right in your criticism. Dr. Paul is not a gifted speaker. Seems as if the ZH readership is killing the messenger in your case.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 13:35 | 2208628 Ace Ventura
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True the good Doctor's public speaking ability is at times difficult to grasp. I believe in large part this is due to the fact Paul doesn't speak from a pre-rehearsed set of index carts or teleprompter, as many of the slick-sounding suave deliverer's of sheeple-deception(TM) do.

Check out Ron Paul's writings though. Whatever he lacks in speaking ability he more than makes up for in mad writing skills. Of course, that means boobus amerikanus will actually have to read, which these days is a monumental challenge, to be sure. Maybe there's an app for that somewhere.


Wed, 02/29/2012 - 13:53 | 2208717 j0nx
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I think it's mostly because he has a very high pitched voice and looks like Mr. Magoo. Hard to take someone like that seriously if you don't know him or what he's about. Some dude off the street would see him and think who the hell is that crackpot?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:24 | 2209444 DaveyJones
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You're right, nothing can survive Dick Cheney's "smashing" good looks let alone his charisma

We very much need that honest humble geeky grandpa who remembers the other world where math and morals matter.

We have gone to hell with our CNBC/FOX/White House blowjobs  

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:03 | 2209680 Bam_Man
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Didn't you die earlier today?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:36 | 2210111 Grinder74
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Getting old.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:49 | 2209601 Cathartes Aura
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@ Ace Ventura - when you say

Check out Ron Paul's writings though. Whatever he lacks in speaking ability he more than makes up for in mad writing skills.

you do realise that's a hornet's nest of "controversy" - right?  in that there are writings with Paul's name attached that he refuses to take credit for, both in his newsletters and other writings. . .

much of what Paul highlights is worth paying attention to, but the whole package deal is somewhat unpalatable for many - I can and do read by the way. . .

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:35 | 2210304 RockyRacoon
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Thanks for regurgitating the MSNBC talking points.  It's old stuff done using his good name as a shield.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:25 | 2211148 Cathartes Aura
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while I'm sure you don't care, I get most of my "political news" here, through links others post, followed up. . . I also did some research after many in-thread discussions in January, as I wanted to be informed, despite never having voted, and never wanting to vote.

it was while researching that I read many older writings of Paul's, and that in some recent reprints (circa 2007, if I remember correctly) of his older books credited to his name, the words remain unchanged - this despite their "controversy" over "who wrote" them.  given that he's been running for office for years now, one would think this "shield" would be sorted by now.

this is not MY lack of clarity - nor is it MY argument on behalf of someone I want to vote for or against.  it's just public record that anyone can research, should it be important to them.

obviously, it isn't.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 11:53 | 2212740 RockyRacoon
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So you drew the same logical "conclusion" that MSNBC did.  No big leap there.  Not to be mean, I do appreciate your follow-up comment... and here comes the But Monkey: Shallow thinking yields shallow conclusions no matter the source of "facts".   My statement still stands.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 14:36 | 2213486 Cathartes Aura
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lol, yeah, "shallow thinking" is anything that challenges the accepted "facts" of those who support a candidate.

I get ya.

I'm not going to spend the time I previously did, for my own research and my own conclusions, just to link "arguments" here - I don't care enough about scoring points, nor am I interested in who votes what, as in the end, the outcome is on its way no matter how I "feel" about it.

but I will say in the majority of Paul forums I spent time reading, the majority of his "followers" here even, have very shallow awareness of Paul's long history - most love the cheering of the underdog, or that he's currying their favour with fan sites and gear, and it's the rare one who is fully aware of the Paul family beliefs.

such is the way of voting tho' - I've watched it all my life.  which is why I don't care - outcome is secured outside the process.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:33 | 2210297 Herbert Philbrick
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When you're checking out his "writings", be sure to read the anti-Semitic, racist drivel from his newsletter a few years ago.  

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:56 | 2210356 akak
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Do you mean the the ones he did NOT write, has disavowed, and were only tangentially and questionably "racist" and "anti-semitic" in the first place?  You mean the needles in haystacks that the corporate-controlled media has been beating Ron Paul to death with in the attempt to deflect attention away from his consistent, decades-long pro-liberty message?  THOSE writings?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:09 | 2210531 Herbert Philbrick
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If he's so stupid as to let that crap go out in something with his name on it, then he's a bigger loser than I thought he was.  Have you actually read any of that vile crap, or did you just believe what you read on some Paul-friendly site?

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:38 | 2211217 akak
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And have you read ANY sliver of the voluminous mountain of his pro-freedom articles, essays, books and speeches from the last 40+ years?  Why are you so determined to harp on several words, written by SOMEBODY ELSE decades ago, and not the millions of consistently pro-liberty words of the man himself? 

Because that microscopically thin reed is the only thing that dishonest, disingenuous, malicious bastards like you can hang on to in the feeble attempt to discredit this good man.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 14:21 | 2208894 BLOTTO
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Dr. RP likes reading Ayn Rand...maybe that will help with his speeches?

Dr. Paul has said he is a great admirer of Ayn Rand. So has Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), whose attempt to destroy Medicare might cost Republicans 30 House seats. So has former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan, whose monetary policies, not unrelated to his admiration for Ayn Rand, did as much as anyone to cause the financial crash.

Ayn Rand, like Karl Marx, was a strong disbeliever in the values of organized religion, and Jesus Christ in particular. Ayn Rand, a fierce and aggressive critic of President Kennedy, was a strong disbeliever in the concept of patriotism that involves sacrifice for others.


Ayn Rand is a known satanist - Atlas Shrugged.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 15:43 | 2209234 Ms. Erable
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 Ayn Rand is a known decedent, therefore registerd to vote as a Republicrat.

Fixed it for you.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:01 | 2209363 Flakmeister
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Lemme guess,  Chicago *and* Ohio?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:13 | 2209414 Ms. Erable
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My guess would be she gets to vote five times in Chicago, four in Detroit, six in NYC, three in DC, and twenty-two times, split between Los Angeles and San Diego, under the variant spelling of 'Anna Randivio'.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:16 | 2209430 BeetleBailey
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....and I'm a great believer in myself. Fuck all those other guys. Especially Marx. The exception being Jesus.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:40 | 2211227 fnord88
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Fuck Jesus

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 01:41 | 2211387 DaveyJones
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Peace, as long as you know, his mom's off limits

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:56 | 2209971 Uncle Remus
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Well, look where "Doing God's work" has gotten this country.

You guys and your fucking litmus tests.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 13:27 | 2208600 AgShaman
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Oh I get want more of the same....actors paid by the corporations to be great orators soze they can be real good at lying to the people

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 15:05 | 2209101 Fukushima Sam
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I'm just reflecting on the reality of the situation.

I've made a few contributions to RP's campaign and would vote for him if given the chance.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:26 | 2209479 AgShaman
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Very well.

You've purchased the right to critique the "delivery" of his message. I'm sorry I down flagged you.

I have yet to make a campaign donation....and will only do so when RP accepts the "Absolute Agenda"

I appreciate his's missing only one small component IMO

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 13:48 | 2208694 Seer
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So, if it's a requirement to be a stellar orator then how the fuck did GW Bush get elected- TWICE!

No, RP is decent, not great, but decent.  Certainly MUCH better than Bush II. (and I don't think that Bush I was all that great either)

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:07 | 2209705 Uchtdorf
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Ever heard of Rand Paul?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:07 | 2210214 Umh
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He's never been the best speaker. I do believe that listening to him is like listening to Biden; you get the truth, but it's not real elagant.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:21 | 2210255 Dry Drunk
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@Fukushima Sam. That's how real people communicate. If you want a bimbo reading a script vote for the selected candidates. I didn't see any masturbation stains on Paul unlike you rabid peverted marijuana users, constantly masturbating like a monkey in a spaceship.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 01:03 | 2210456 Al Gorerhythm
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Ron Paul could deliver these bastards a huge kick to the nuts. Next time that there is a convergance of the stars like this,

A) Financial Services Hearing with the Bernanke signal.

B) Ist day notice in Precious Metals at the Comex with the bankers selling big and withdrawing bids off the board.

Knowing that the banks and hedgers have an agenda to smash the PMs, so as to make the $ look good, Rp should pre-empt their well worn strategy. When he questions El Douche` he could ask if there will be a Precious Metals smash at the time of his testomony. He could even produce many instances of "coincidences" of the same market turns when ever he appeared at these hearings previously. There are other remarkable coincidencies when the Open Market Operation hearings are anticipated.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:43 | 2210612 John_Coltrane
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New liberatarian, articulate blood = Gary Johnson (self made millionair liberatrian ex-gov of NM)  Consistently favors freedom over central control in every sphere.

Loved the part in the video where he pulled out a silver $ and compared how much it could buy in gas from 2006 to 2011.  Should have been more consise and left the Bernake twist in the wind on this one.  That said, I absolutely love RPs positions and understanding of monetary systems (his book is actually quoted by Griffin in the "Creature from Jekll Island).  Unfortunately, he's a bit long winded in his questions which helps fraudsters like the Bernake.



Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:42 | 2209910 Papasmurf
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This exchange between Bukkakke and Ron Paul motivated my wife to register to vote today.  She has never voted before.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:16 | 2210047 Fíréan
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According to this article posted over at nakedcapitalism Ron Paul is right behind Romney . . .


( i thought that i had already posted this link but don't see it come up .)

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:54 | 2210170 NeoRandian
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Oh, I don't think anyone voted. At least, not the way they meant to.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 12:52 | 2208406 curbyourrisk
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Barnie Frank gave Ben Bernakne the best blow job of his life...  It's amazing he was able to get the words out of his mouth, with it so full.


Wed, 02/29/2012 - 13:09 | 2208511 Dumpster Fire
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"Full" might be stretching it a bit in either's case.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 13:16 | 2208548 Chuck Walla
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No, I think Bawney quite commodius when it comes to fluffing his heroes.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:02 | 2209673 Papasmurf
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It could be his last, so it should be memorable.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:44 | 2209914 Papasmurf
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It's okay.....  Ben was "spent" prior to this anyway.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 12:54 | 2208422 MaggieL
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And Bawney says the biggest hazard to the economy is in Europe. I would have thought it was in the White House.  

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 13:04 | 2208479 carbonmutant
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Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:59 | 2209663 Papasmurf
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It sounded like he was licking the microphone.  (sorry for the graphic description)

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:29 | 2210552 G-R-U-N-T
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'I guess you have to go through the pain of that guy to get to hear the real truth.'

He has a desire to make others go through the same pain he has, because liberals, like Fwank, live in the auspices of their own perverted intellect.  They live in an alternate reality, where they believe everyone else is beneath them.  They will make the little people continue to pay, and pay dearly, as they continue to criminalize every last bit of the American peoples lives.



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