“I expect inflation to come down. I don’t think we’re anywhere near the situation in the 1970s.” -Ben Bernanke, Chairman, Federal Reserve [Telegraph]
“We are becoming increasingly concerned that the authorities in the world do not get it. The extent of de-leveraging involves a wholesale destruction of credit. The risk is that the ‘shadow banking system’ completely collapses.” -Bernard Connolly, global strategist at Banque AIG.
“In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king” -Desiderius Erasmus Dutch author, philosopher, & scholar (1466 – 1536)
“Allow the president to invade a neighboring nation, whenever he shall deem it necessary to repel an invasion, and you allow him to do so whenever he may choose to say he deems it necessary for such a purpose – and you allow him to make war at pleasure.” -Abraham Lincoln, American president [American Almanac]
“Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws…” -Mayer Anselm Rothschild, banker
“If the America people ever allow private banks to control the issuance of their currencies, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all their prosperity until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered.” -Thomas Jefferson, American president
“Forget buying gold, silver as a hedge. Buy food. Guns. Ammo. To use and to trade. Make sure you have regular access to a clean supply of water. It’s going to be hell out there.” -Paco Bell, life coach
“When Justice Mahoney heard the banker testify that he could ‘create money out of thin air,’ Mahoney said, ‘It sounds like fraud to me.'” [Credit River Decision]
I wonder if there is a pill that can cure that?
What the Public Wants: Pills [Of Two Minds]
Shhh! Bush fucked up again, and we don’t want anyone else to know!
Because it’s embarrassing. [Vanity Fair]
“So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.” – Benjamin Franklin