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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 - 16:42 | 2209556 ATG
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BB was sworn in but that did not stop him, LB, JC, TG, EH, JN, HP, JR et al before from their Kabuki Theatre dance and song routines:

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:22 | 2210550 CoolBeans
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A good old fashion swearing in means nothing to people like Bernack...

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:09 | 2209384 LouisDega
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Did Ron Paul mention the passing of Davy Jones from The Monkees?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:38 | 2209522 ATG
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All these complaints about the lack of Ron Paul sound byte pablum for the Nightly News to spoonfeed the 'shrooms kept in the dark

basically evidence of this ADHD Zombie nation created by Madison Avenue.

Turn off the TV, grow a pair, get out and meet our neighbors in the precincts so Ron Paul and friends can win back America for US:

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:37 | 2209524 ATG
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All these complaints about the lack of Ron Paul sound byte pablum for the Nightly News to spoonfeed the 'shrooms kept in the dark

basically evidence of this ADHD Zombie nation created by Madison Avenue.

Turn off the TV, grow a pair and meet our neighbors in the precincts so Ron Paul and friends win back America:

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:32 | 2209428 Die Weiße Rose
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Listen up !  All you Stimulus Hopium BLS Mushrooms !

easy come - easy go !

all that QE ? ZIRP - TWIST - QE - REPO - POMO - unlimited BLS JUNK

Bernanke has shared out the LOOT stolen from others

and soon it will be PAY - bACk - TiME !

PAY - bACk - TiME ! for all Stimulus Hopium BLS - Mushrooms,

standing in the dark and feeding on Bernanke's Bullshit !


Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:27 | 2209482 onebir
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"People Lose Trust In The Government Because You Lie To Them About Inflation"
Well, that's one reason...

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:28 | 2209484 falak pema
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TO reinforce what is the message from the heading of this article, here is some astonishing news of more immediate and ominous magnitude :


Senators Offer License To Strike Iran Nuclear Program

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:29 | 2209488 Lukacko
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Find the Cost of Freedom

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:40 | 2209517 Threeggg
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See Gold Down $100 Dollars,

The old Crimex doing God's work I see !

What a way to put the finishing touches on painting the monthly chart on the very last day of the month no less !

Was it JS that said we would see $100 swings per day as they lose control ?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:01 | 2209626 Zero Govt
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Yes but when the criminal cartel "lose control" Gold's supposed to spike $100 ..not drop

the market riggers are still in command as today proved yet again

..and Ron Paul is once again missing/messing-up the opportunity as he's been doing his entire useless featherweight career

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:39 | 2210124 Money 4 Nothing
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Im a PM holder, but sorry, I believe we have been hoodwinked for a reason I will keep to myself.

No ultimate power to the people I fear. Time will tell.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:36 | 2210441 Zero Govt
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the PM's price is being supressed because they're climbing prices are an embarrasment to the clowns/crooks in central banks and their trashing of the currency

regards the people getting the "ultimate power" news is they already have it

All they need do is Stop Paying Taxes (feeding the suckers)

Zero Tax = Zero Govt

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 06:58 | 2211721 Money 4 Nothing
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Thanks for that reminder. I just become very jaded when I see my investment-s going up in smoke due to HFT or CME margin raids. We do trade our PM's on this side of the fence by the paper value, very discouraging sometimes. Will price discovery be a bitch? Because us on this side of the fence are the ones who get fucked constantly by these criminals.

Gold will not "pop" right back for a bit IMHO, if it can dive 100.00 in a matter of hours, I'm sure the long paper went into panic mode yesterday, why? because someone just tore the longs out for profit.

I will try to be a bit more optimistic, but by the same token, or coin if you will, I need to be a realist because PM's are based on paper prices.



Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:50 | 2209541 Zero Govt
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another monologue and complete waste of a time (major opportunity) from Ron Paul letting Bubble Ben off a grilling and being skewered every which way

there's enough Fed criminality to lock Bernankenstein up for life... RP can't mount anything but firing blanks, it's truly pathetic

RP mentions Gold and Silver but never once grills the monopoly money gangster on his criminal Gold price market rigging operations which he has no public mandate for and as a private bank is blatantly illegal (RP amongst thousands of investors in heavy metals and the miners saw $billions wiped off their portfolios)

Bubble Ben sailed through this 'attack' by a frothing nat.. Ron Paul is a bloody lightweight and RP supporters, though just, are whistling in a hurricane thinking this feather duster can either save them let alone an entire rigged country 

reality check dreamers: 40 years of failure not sunk in yet?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:34 | 2209858 Monedas
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RP was kind of rambling on with the same old rant.....maybe he needs a teleprompter ?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:41 | 2210449 Zero Govt
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he needs a brain by-pass

this muppet has been in politics for decades and he still has no idea (skill) on how to grill and nail one of the biggest crooks in finance

Paul is clueless

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:20 | 2210547 CoolBeans
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Well, I've not seen anyone else with the balls enough to take 'em on of late.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 16:55 | 2209634 SeanJKerrigan
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I don't think this will ever stop being relevent. (Mr. Show sketch comedy on money)

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:06 | 2209691 wharfdaddy
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I have a few silver coins from the Koshon Empire, Hellenistic period, dating to 200 BC, the image emperor Kaneshka on them. The edges are shaved..2200 years old and still worth money.

Turns out , silver is so valuable now that every Paki with ametal detector is searching the foundations of the old ruins looking for buried treasure...So when do these pricktwisters pull the temple down...any ideas?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:07 | 2209702 Implicit simplicit
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RP is worth his weight in gold, and the rest of them are worth the the debased currency that they support. It cause inflation in direct proportion their sociopathic egos. They shoulod all bow their heads in shame for the sham they represent. I have given up on the system. Dumb mo fos

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:11 | 2209731 saycheeeese
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Well Ron,  glad to hear from you again. It makes those meeting a bit more "refreshing" . Unfortunately  the bankster are still in charge but.... time is ticking against them so... let's be patient and believe that one day, history will charge them as guilty.  

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:18 | 2209734 WryObserver
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Dr. Ron Paul has a message which is critical for all Americans to understand about our financial system.

His delivery of that message, however, leaves something to be desired. In other words, he may be his own worst enemy. The people who get what he is saying already agree. The rest may be put off by his delivery of the message. Let's face it, the topic of currency devaluation isn't something you hear talked about in the nightly news.

You would think that theft out of the pockets of every American would be important, but sadly, it isn't.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:18 | 2210541 CoolBeans
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It is sad that good hair, great suits, nice capped teeth, tons o' cash and oodles of the charming repartee get the votes. People! These are not the qualities that make a great POTUS.

Ron could be snazzier, he could be more bubbling and charming and he could debate a bit better - but he has the basics of what we need right now.

I never used to be a great fan - but in looking at the other choices, I keep going back to Ron because he is the only one that makes sense and the only one that reflects my values (except for issues with isolationism...but hopefully he'll have good staff around him).

I just can't stand behind the other 2 candidates -- and Romney is more of the same.  Totally a bankster's candidate.  In fact, Trott & Trott in MI (a big ol' robo-signing law firm) is Romney's campaign management in MI.  Anyone with bankster banking is not getting an ounce of support from me.

I still have hope.  I just heard my very, very democratic mother-in-law say that she was voting for Ron. 

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:24 | 2209794 Bernankster
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You know, it is very sad to watch this collective disobedience.  I do what I do for your own good. I am hired by your masters to train you to respond appropriately to monetary stimulus, but you are failing.  The QE beatings will continue until morale improves.  Sit up and beg... and vote for the chosen ones. 

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:30 | 2209832 AnAnonymous
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Made me laugh.

Ah, if only Paul had the gift of the gab, it would save the day.

US citizens know. They know what Paul says.

Bernanke knows. The others in the room know. US People knows.

They deny. That is all. It is not a story about a man trying to convey a message that is ignored by most.

It is the story of a man conveying a message known by most and denied by most.

Paul could be the best orator ever, this wont change a bit. US citizen nature is eternal. They wont get moved by sweet wording.

Cheap propaganda: wanting people to believe that little US citizen game is something else than a staged game, with congress man Paul playing the US citizen token with a voice of reason.

Staged, staged, staged.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:25 | 2210075 akak
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I am the Great Stoolman Mousy Tongue, and I approve this Chinese citizenism message.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:37 | 2209879 semperfi
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Bernank & Friends know they are now fucked due to Iran now trading oil for gold.  Start of the end of the petro-dollar.  That is why he and his boyz did the big take-down.  A huge act of desparation.  The Dollar Boyz are truely fucked now, they are scared shitless, and all they have left now are panic-frenzy-driven self-defense attacks. 

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:41 | 2209897 Shizzmoney
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99% of us are like Ostrichs in the sand.

And when an Ostrich has her head in the sand, she usually don't know who is fucking her from behind, either.

Nothing is going to change until we out the money changers.  By policy or by force.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:48 | 2209939 Zero Govt
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"By policy or by force"

Try Stop Paying Your Taxes (stop financing the suckers)

it really couldn't be simpler, the people have the power (money) to stop this shitshow any time they like


Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:02 | 2210201 Cathartes Aura
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you want to characterise your "99%" of "us" as ostriches, fine, but the "her" and "fucking from behind" - you don't need a vagina to make your analogy - assfucking encompasses any one with an ass.  man up.


Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:51 | 2209932 haskelslocal
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Since the people are most concerned with inflation and RP only has 5 minutes to make his point, why did he choose to diatribe about fiat currency for 4 minutes? He is running for President isn't he? He could have used inflation as his talking point and as his narrative directed towards the people who vote. Yet when given the chance, he let's Bernank dance off by allowing him to say that the BLS does the serious thinking and statistics for inflation.

RP had Bernank RIGHT THERE! All RP had to do was get Bernank to commit to his job of monitoring inflation. Ask him if he trusts the BLS numberrs as correct. Ask him if the FED utilizes any other means of monitoring inflation and if so, why. 

RP had the chance to make Bernank commit to his mandate. But he didn't. And won't. And will not as he chooses to babble on and on instead about things irrelevant in a 5 minute opening. 

Song and Dance people. Just dancing with the stars...

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:05 | 2210206 weyes1
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If RP is gonna win anything, he is going to have to be more effective.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 17:56 | 2209974 nicxios
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I trust government, especially their police:

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:01 | 2209990 daxtonbrown
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It's a lot worse than just inflation. We are, as ZeroHedger's must intuit, in a biflationary depression. Gold, oil, food, even stocks going up. Wages, homes, margins, going down. Biflation, simultaneous inflation and deflation due to the Fed's Monopoly money. But it all evens out in Bernanke the MoFo's lying statistics.  Here's a new Biflationary Index, better than the Misery Index.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:01 | 2209994 AC_Doctor
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You mean the 10,000 gold contracts  and the 5000 silver contracts that JPM dumped just as the the FED monetary statement was released.  How fucking blatant is this manipulation?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:02 | 2209995 PolishHammer
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Bernank will not be outplayed by an amateur like Ron Paul.. In academia you have to defend your work so Bernank is actually quite good at it.

Ron Paul was absolutely ineffective and unprepared.


If you think you can bring down the House of Bernank with toothless amateurs like Ron Paul you just watch this clip.  Paul lost this one.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:18 | 2210051 in4mayshun
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"If you think you can bring down the House of Bernank with toothless amateurs like Ron Paul you just watch this clip.  Paul lost this one."

Oh it must be opposite Wednesday.....

You're right Polock Hammer, Ron Paul was totally out-witted by the Bernank, and you're incredibly intelligent and discerning...

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:52 | 2210346 greenknightist
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this is HISTORY  the man ron paul holds up a SILVER COIN in the face of the FED chief "priceless"   checkmate

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:25 | 2210269 weyes1
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I am troubled by the -7.

We can be 'all in' for RP, but that doesn't change the fact that Ron's performance here sucked. If he is to save us all from the horror that's coming, (and he probably is our last real hope), he's gonna have to do a better job. I mean really - its not like anyone is going to give any one of us the chance to grill the chairman, live on tv.  He had a chance to lay waste to the Fed, but instead, he sounded like a kindergartener. Come on Ron, its time to raise the level of your game!

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:55 | 2210354 greenknightist
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this is HISTORY  the man ron paul holds up a SILVER COIN in the face of the FED chief "priceless"   checkmate

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:08 | 2210016 rsnoble
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Off topic but anyone notice the fat fuck that took over for Kim Jong Dong Ill? I thought NKorea had a food shortage? I bet I know where those food shipments will be going.  Kinda like Sally Struthers hording the snacky cakes in Ethiopia.

I fkn hate globalism.  Here I am in America's heartland surrounded by agriculture and all I hear about are fkn food shortages. Take care of your own and don't fucking worry about it perhaps??

Then again for the past several years i've ran out of places to push snow. This year we had maybe 1". Scientists say we are going to dry up and be like we used to.  Gee.......I wonder if China would be so nice to send some rice? I seriously doubt it.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:06 | 2210210 Cathartes Aura
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you may be "surrounded by agriculture" - but is it Monsano'd or is it edible?

and if Dow Chem. gets their wish to spray Agent Orange on amrkn croplands, my question will matter to some.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:11 | 2210030 chump666
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Keep it real Ron Paul.  You have a ton of respect out here.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:12 | 2210031 Monedas
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Look how brazenly they shove Meryl Streep, Piers Morgan, Obama, Bernanke and blatant manipulation down our throats ?   Monedas  2012  Did Iron Lady and that silent movie turn a profit....even with the Oscar goose ?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:31 | 2210094 dagnytaggert
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Practically no Hollywood film ever makes a profit, and that's why when you hit the big time you insist on a percentage of the gross.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:15 | 2210045 dagnytaggert
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Amerians not employed by the government (i.e., those lacking pensions or extraordinarily affordable health care) have been so economically fucked over the last decade that the question is whether any presidential candidacy, no matter how charismatic, can hold water. Does the Republic still exist after the economic coup of 2008ff?

Paul said a true thing: Where are you going to put your money? CDs, stocks and the various funds accessible to the middling classes have been horribly disappointing and in some cases ruinous. Whose wealth kept growing through the tech stock crash (thank you Fed), the housing crash (thank you Fed) or the Madoff collapse (thank you SEC)? I live in New York; there were 10 empty storefronts on the best parrt of Madison Avenue yesterday. People started leaving after 2008. Wall Street is gone. You can't escape abroad -- not you nor your money; the hatches have been closed.

Inflation low for the past decade? What a joke. I hate paying 4x health insurance premiums and 3x lamb chops. Where does Bernanke shop?

I would have loved to see Paul get mad. But anger is just chum to the media, blind sharks who have jungle fever for Democrats. For them, all Republicans are simple nuts; an angry Republican would be a disturbed nut.

 I'd like to see a Reagan clone, somebody with cojones masked by an avuncular persona. But even a Reagan might be superfluous at this stage in the game, when half of the population depends on government jobs and checks and 90% of business is lobbying for handouts or protected status. 

Amen. Long live superfluity 


Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:09 | 2210221 Cathartes Aura
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 I'd like to see a Reagan clone

plenty of actors out there auditioning - be more specific, they might be able to script the part. . .

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 22:03 | 2210731 Nom de Guerre
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If only it had gone this way...
Senator Paul produces the silver dollar and pauses.
Senator Paul: Mr. Chairman, what's the most you've ever lost on a coin toss?
Chairman Bernanke: Senator?
Senator Paul: The most. You ever lost. On a coin toss.
Chairman Bernanke: I don't know. I couldn't say.
[Paul tosses the dollar in the air, catches it, then places it on the table with his hand over it]
Senator Paul: Call it.
Chairman Bernanke: Call it?
Senator Paul: [sighs] Yes.
Chairman Bernanke: Well, we need to know what we're callin' for here.
Senator Paul: You need to call it. I can't call it for you. It wouldn't be fair.
Chairman Bernanke: I didn't put nothin' up.
Senator Paul: Yes, you did. You've been putting it up your whole life. You just didn't know it. You know what date is on this coin?
Chairman Bernanke: No.
Senator Paul: 1913. It's been traveling 99 years to get here. And now it's here. And it's either heads or tails, and you have to say. Call it.
Chairman Bernanke: Well, look...I need to know what I stand to win.
Senator Paul: Everything.
Chairman Bernanke: ...How's that?
Senator Paul: You stand to win everything. Call it.
Chairman Bernanke: All right. Heads, then...
Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:20 | 2210058 Zappalives
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Why do I think of Pinochio everytime I see this guy?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:24 | 2210072 realtick
Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:27 | 2210082 akak
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We have about as much to actually fear from deflation as we have to fear from Iran.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:27 | 2210559 realtick
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Then explain this to me - why did Helicopter Ben make good on his promise to crank up the public printing press when the private sector imploded?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:32 | 2210097 weyes1
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Not what I would described as a scintillating cross examination.  Another opportunity wasted.  Why not put the wood to this guy when given the chance?

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:38 | 2210121 Cole Younger
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I like Paul but most of his time spent is making a speach. I like it better when you ask a direct question and get a answer...Most of this crap is politics...something we have to much of.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:42 | 2210133 RichardENixon
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Don't care much for "speaches" eh? The only sensible talk you will hear from Congress comes from Ron Paul, and if he has to make a "speach" to get it across so be it.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:54 | 2210171 weyes1
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You get Bernanke in the chair, you go after him. Period.

Save the speech for later.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:43 | 2210139 non_anon
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i lost trust in the gov way before Benny Boy arrived on the scene. The cast may change but it's the same plan.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 18:58 | 2210186 jeffgroove102
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1/2 in silver, 1/2 in dollars, sleep just fine at night, and if you get laid off just because the market crashes or some unseen event, collect your unemployment check or excess silver winnings and have a nice day. Who said every cloud does not have a silver lining :)

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:10 | 2210202 mossme89
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Gotta love Dr.Paul!

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:09 | 2210220 Monedas
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Just visited a major multi cinema enema complex in Mexico !  No silent fuck french movie and no vile betrayal of Maggie on the marque or in coming events ?  Couldn't translate a silent film ?  Don't want to pay for leftist political propaganda....they get all they want for free !  Monedas  2012   Even the Oscar goose can't juice up revenue for these losers !

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:34 | 2210300 nachtliche
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unfortunately the markets listen to bernanke, not paul. 

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:35 | 2210305 yogibear
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Bothe the congress and senate fall all over Bernanke. They can't get on their knees fast enough to lick his shoes. Fortunately we have people, like Dr Paul, that are not like that. Bernanke knows it and has this cocky amused attitude when someone challenges him. 

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:47 | 2210326 I am Jobe
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Ron Paul, has been consistent and the sheeples have no fucking clue have they.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:47 | 2210328 FunkyOldGeezer
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Where is the passion in US politics?????

Ron Paul's 'slagging off' of Ben Bernanke was more like a wet panty liner and I don't think he got his points across very well.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 19:48 | 2210331 greenknightist
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this is HISTORY  the man ron paul holds up a SILVER COIN in the face of the FED chief "priceless"   checkmate

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:39 | 2210423 El Hosel
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Right, and JPM holds up to 25% of all the silver contracts using them to "adjust" the price simultaneaously, using fresh digital dollars assigned to  the Morgue by the Fed so that they can maintain "orderly markets"... We can't have our printer in Chief running around with a silver "Rhino horn" up his arse.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:04 | 2210373 Racer
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Has anyone got any photos of Bernanke doing the shopping????????

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:37 | 2210447 Wakanda
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I want a photo of Ben sorting through the family size packages of chicken thighs at The Food Emporium.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:04 | 2210514 CoolBeans
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...or our local Piggy Wiggly while he's on vacation down here (south).

No way.  He probably doesn't even wipe his own ass.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:59 | 2210500 El Hosel
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....... or the bell hop????????????

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:17 | 2210403 Bunga Bunga
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Wondering why this is not on ZH yet: Fanny Mae needs another bailout.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:42 | 2210451 Atomizer
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Awesome speech. The correlation of buying a tank of gasoline was priceless.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:51 | 2210465 Downtoolong
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Watching Bernanke sit there like an untouchable with that smirk on his face while Ron Paul spoke was almost as disgusting as listening to Barnie Frank verbally suck Bens dick in the first part of the video. What a tool. Yea, thanks Ben for Bailing out the Europe and and U.S. Banks (again) with those currency swap lines. Kind of like salvaging a few floorboards after lighting the house on fire. Ron Paul should have taken that silver coing and beaned Bernanke in his forehead with it.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 20:51 | 2210468 lasvegaspersona
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When I put on my 'Weimar thinking cap' I have to laugh at sums like 500 Billion Dollars. Soon we will all laugh about how there was a time when that was sooooo much money and now we won't even pick up a trillion dollar bill up off the street. Happened in Zimbabwe....happening here. Gold on the other hand will always be worth stooping for whether one calls it money or not.

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 21:03 | 2210510 UGrev
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The GOP candidate nomination has been a farce. FUCK IT!! You should all just ignore it and write Ron Paul in... 

That's right.. Write him iin!! that will get around the fraud.. 

Wed, 02/29/2012 - 23:13 | 2210956 widget
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I think the next Ron Paul Moneybomb should be a "silver moneybomb":

Everyone pledges a USD amount on the campaign web site, but instead of donating the money (for some ad airtime or whatever) put the $ contribution into PHYSICAL SILVER and save it. Should make a huge campaign impact, and the "donation" of/for/by the people will appreciate in their pocket.

Plus next time RP holds up a coin to Benanke he'll listen very carefully.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 05:48 | 2211684 theprofromdover
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(smug Benny)

I thought he looked far too comfortable sitting there, compared to recent viewings.

I reckon he thinks he is home free, but how on earth he figures that is beyond me.

He is certainly one of these academics that thinks if the SHTF it was for other reasons, and not his actions.

Well, Benny, day of judgement's coming soon.

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 11:07 | 2212493 boiltherich
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Did I see Bernanke texting the PPT with limit down silver and gold sell orders while Paul was talking? 

Thu, 03/01/2012 - 18:20 | 2214805 Frankie Carbone
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"Now down arrow for your ego becuase of your ignroance!"


Am I the only one that sees the delicious irony of these words? 


This is stupidity at its funniest. 

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