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(Bloomberg)   The Federal Reserve refuses to disclose recipients of $2,000,000,000,000.00 in emergency loans   (bloomberg.com) divider line 482
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2008-12-13 06:38:21 PM  
Doc Lee: Because the Fed is refusing to disclose the recipients, I feel it is my civic duty to make a full disclosure and go on record in saying that I, Dr. Lee, was not the recipient of any of the $2 trillion in emergency loans. Thank you.

/Glad I got that off my chest.


doesn't it feel good to finally come clean? you'll sleep like a baby tonight. I too confess to not seeing any money and i feel i've been saved!
 
2008-12-13 06:38:33 PM  
sarcastrophe: ZipSplat: Here they come, the tin foil hat brigade is storming the thread. Batten down the hatches, we're about to get bukkaked with stupid.

Ad hominem attacks, eh? Can't back up your point? To whom does the Federal Reserve answer?

It's certainly not the people. It's not the Congress. Certainly not the executive. The Judicial has no authority. So tell us, who do they answer to?


And I'll post it again, go read:
http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/Federal_Reserve.html
 
2008-12-13 06:39:23 PM  
ZipSplat: You mean the "Usual Suspect" Ron Paul? Yes. He said that...and? What information specifically is Ron Paul looking for that he can't get ahold of?

Well let's start with the most obvious question. Where did this $2 trillion go?

I'm all for audits, but I've yet to hear Ron Paul make specific and substantiated charges against the Fed. He just repeats the same conspiracy wharrgarbl. He and Cynthia McKinney are about as credible when it comes to making charges of conspiracy as George Bush is credible of making charges of WMDs.

How can you make any charges against the fed if you're not allowed to audit them? It's a chicken and egg problem.
 
2008-12-13 06:39:41 PM  
ZipSplat: Here they come, the tin foil hat brigade is storming the thread. Batten down the hatches, we're about to get bukkaked with stupid.

Seriously? The FED has stolen over 2 Trillion dollars and you're talking like we're the paranoid conspiracy nuts? You're amazing.
 
2008-12-13 06:39:46 PM  
ZipSplat: Here they come, the tin foil hat brigade is storming the thread. Batten down the hatches, we're about to get bukkaked with stupid.

I see your response to fear is to criticize those around you who are outwardly worried about anything at all. Just ignore the problems, they'll go away. Problems? What problems?
 
2008-12-13 06:39:59 PM  
I got rear-ended by a chevy Tahoe this morning...but this feels worse.

/I have car insurance
//Where can I buy economic insurance?
 
2008-12-13 06:40:02 PM  
ZipSplat: Linux_Yes: THE FED DID NOT DISCLOSE BECAUSE THE INTERNATIONAL BANKING INDUSTRY OWNS THIS COUNTRY AND BESIDES, "THE FED" IS ACTUALLY A PRIVATELY OWNED BANK. GOOGLE IF YOU'RE NOT A BELIEVER.

(screams)

You're an idiot. It's not that simple.


then check it out....if you dare!

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows --bob dylan.
 
2008-12-13 06:42:38 PM  
sarcastrophe: How can you make any charges against the fed if you're not allowed to audit them? It's a chicken and egg problem.

Go read the article, it explains pretty clearly why they are not disclosing the recipients AT THIS TIME. It has to do with competition and making sure the banks don't collapse when idiots hear who's getting the money and start fearing for their assets.

And here, HERE IS THE PAGE WITHIN THE ARTICLE I GAVE YOU MULTIPLE TIMES that explains Federal Reserve audits.

If you respond within 10 minutes it means you haven't actually read it, which is probably why you believe such stupid shiat anyway.

http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/flaherty6.html
 
2008-12-13 06:43:50 PM  
to be more accurate, the Federal Reserve banks are privately owned banks. there are 12 of them and they are called the Federal Reserve System. the only thing that separates them is they have to follow certain rules set up by the Federal Government that other banks do not have to follow. whether they actually follow those rules is anyone's guess. they control 2 things that RULE the United States of America: 1)they control the supply of money in circulation 2)they control the interest rates.

these two tools allow them to run this Country like no Government of the People EVER could. thank you and have a nice day!!
 
2008-12-13 06:46:42 PM  
Linux_Yes:
(screams)

You're an idiot. It's not that simple.

then check it out....if you dare!

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows --bob dylan.


I am WELL beyond Federal Reserve conspiracy myths. Yes the Fed is a privately owned bank. I've checked it out, long ago when I first heard of these stupid myths when Aaron Russo's "America: Freedom to Fascism" came out. This is OLD CRAP being recycled thanks to the popularity of YouTube and conspiracy theory videos, with a bump by the Idiots Revolution of 2008, aka: The Ron Paul Campaign.

Go read this, it dispells the mythology about the Fed that is being propped up by tin foiled idiots all over the internet.

http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/Federal_Reserve.html
 
2008-12-13 06:47:45 PM  
Repeal the 16th Amendment.

Research how the Federal Reserve got started in the first place. "The Creature from Jekyll Island" is a good one. The fed and the income tax were both implemented at the same time and they haven't done much good since.

We gotta take the power back.
 
2008-12-13 06:48:12 PM  
Um, this is pretty old news too... bloomberg is pissed, as should we. There are a lot of shenanigans going on and it has moved from 'conspiracy theory whackjob' stuff to reality.

The latest count of new money created by the fed (loans and bailouts) is now estimated at $8.5 TRILLION. Who cares who pays for it... what happens when all of those new dollars hit the economy? Inflation??

The actions that are being taken are so drastic and so irrational that I can only suspect foul play. This is scary shiat. The dollar has been killed and now we get to wait for the death rattle.... its gonna be a fun 2009 (and then some).

Damn.
 
2008-12-13 06:48:27 PM  
ZipSplat: http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/flaherty6.html

So from the link, The budget is always and already audited each year, some of the details classified but still audited.

My question is this:
Who sees the audit reports? Is it open to the public?
 
2008-12-13 06:48:32 PM  
Linux_Yes: to be more accurate, the Federal Reserve banks are privately owned banks. there are 12 of them and they are called the Federal Reserve System. the only thing that separates them is they have to follow certain rules set up by the Federal Government that other banks do not have to follow. whether they actually follow those rules is anyone's guess. they control 2 things that RULE the United States of America: 1)they control the supply of money in circulation 2)they control the interest rates.

these two tools allow them to run this Country like no Government of the People EVER could. thank you and have a nice day!!


You do not run a country with monetary policy. You are giving much too much influence to central banks here. The Fed does not control interest rates. All it can do is try to influence certain short term interest rates, and is not always successful at that. And money does not make a country wealthy, it is the country's infrastructures. Real stuff.
 
2008-12-13 06:48:45 PM  
ZipSplat: http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/Federal_Reserve.html

Oh great:

Fact: Independent accounting firms conduct full financial audits of the Federal Reserve banks and the Board of Governors every year. The Fed is also subject to certain types of audits from the Government Accounting Office.

Half-truth. The audits are secret and internal.

Facts: Yes, the Federal Reserve banks are privately owned, but they are controlled by the publically-appointed Board of Governors.

Facts: The Federal Reserve rebates its net earnings to the Treasury every year. Consequently, the interest the Treasury pays to the Fed is returned, so the money borrowed from the Fed has no net interest obligation for the Treasury. The government could print its own currency independent of the Fed, but there would be no effective safeguards against abuse of this power for political gain.


So instead we have no recourse for abuse of power since we cannot know if they abused their power in the first place.

Facts: The banking system is indeed able to create money with a mere computer keystroke. However, a bank's ability to create money is tied directly to the amount of reserves customers have deposited there. A bank must pay a competitive interest rate on those deposits to keep them from leaving to other banks. This interest expense alone is a substantial portion of a bank's operating costs and is de facto proof a bank cannot costlessly create money.

Fact: This has nothing to do with the Federal Reserve. This is fractional reserve banking. But if the Federal Reserve creates $2 trillion and gives it to a bank, that bank now effectively has $20 trillion (with $18 trillion to lend out).
 
2008-12-13 06:48:59 PM  
havaniceday: Repeal the 16th Amendment.

Research how the Federal Reserve got started in the first place. "The Creature from Jekyll Island" is a good one. The fed and the income tax were both implemented at the same time and they haven't done much good since.

We gotta take the power back.


You to, go read:
http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/Federal_Reserve.html
 
2008-12-13 06:49:31 PM  
I can imagine everyone's

www.seminars.com
moralauthority.files.wordpress.com

is going to hurt.
 
2008-12-13 06:49:51 PM  
ZipSplat: I've checked it out, long ago when I first heard of these stupid myths when Aaron Russo's "America: Freedom to Fascism" came out.

You ever actually watch the film? Just curious.
 
2008-12-13 06:50:07 PM  
Obama has promised the most transparent and open government in US history. Ordering the Fed to fork over the data can be his first act in that regard.
 
2008-12-13 06:50:15 PM  
I read your article Zipsplat and I still see it as a very small group of people holding an enormous amount of power with no democratic process.

Gee they all just look like a bunch of nice bankers honestly doing business for the good of the country. Nothing could possibly be corrupt with that system. Come on...!!!
 
2008-12-13 06:50:57 PM  
This just in,

the American revolution was lost in 1913 on Jekyll island, without a single shot being fired, and your country is now a wholly owned subsidiary of a private banking conglomerate and they just hand the good money over to the wealthy and print trash for the people who actually work to CREATE that wealth, and that's what we get to use.
 
2008-12-13 06:51:11 PM  
ZipSplat: Linux_Yes:
(screams)

You're an idiot. It's not that simple.

then check it out....if you dare!

You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows --bob dylan.

I am WELL beyond Federal Reserve conspiracy myths. Yes the Fed is a privately owned bank. I've checked it out, long ago when I first heard of these stupid myths when Aaron Russo's "America: Freedom to Fascism" came out. This is OLD CRAP being recycled thanks to the popularity of YouTube and conspiracy theory videos, with a bump by the Idiots Revolution of 2008, aka: The Ron Paul Campaign.

Go read this, it dispells the mythology about the Fed that is being propped up by tin foiled idiots all over the internet.

http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/Federal_Reserve.html


i'l l read it. but i must say, you do have alot of faith in a banking system that needs tax money to survive. and yes, Deregulation of the 80's and 90's is the root cause of their problems. never let the fox guard the hen house, even if its a friendly fox. that is the Federal banking regulators job, to watch the foxes on wall street and make sure they don't take the money and run. ronald reagan began the banking industry Deregulation process in 1982 with a landmark bill he signed into law. don't remember the bill, but his statement at the signing was 'well it looks like we hit the jackpot now'. don't believe my word, look it up.
 
2008-12-13 06:53:07 PM  
phenn: ZipSplat: I've checked it out, long ago when I first heard of these stupid myths when Aaron Russo's "America: Freedom to Fascism" came out.

You ever actually watch the film? Just curious.


Yep, in theaters in L.A. the first time and several times since then. It is ALL crap.
 
2008-12-13 06:53:53 PM  
The Federal Reserve Bank culture reminds me of another culture:

Freud's Inner Circle and the Politics of Psychoanalysis (new window)

A mysterious, private world which promotes itself to be beyond the understanding of the common man.

"I guess I should warn you, if I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said" - Alan Greenspan

We don't really know what goes on within the confines of the bank but I imagine to be much like Freuds cult.

"What passes today for Freud bashing is simply the long-postponed exposure of Freudian ideas to the same standards of noncontradiction, clarity, testability, cogency, and parsimonious explanatory power that prevail in empirical discourse at large. Step by step, we are learning that Freud has been the most overrated figure in the entire history of science and medicine'one who wrought immense harm through the propagation of false etiologies, mistaken diagnoses, and fruitless lines of inquiry."

Perhaps mainstream America is ready to take an overdue look at the Federal Reserve Bank.



I include this charming little annecdote for a giggle"

Freud seems to have been remarkably indifferent to his patient's suffering, but his ethical lapses extend far beyond a lack of empathy. (Frederick) Crews recounts the case of Horace Frink, an American psychoanalyst who was having an affair with a bank heiress. Freud diagnosed Frink as a latent homosexual and advised him to divorce his wife and marry the heiress, with the stated aim of tapping into the heiress' funds for a financial contribution to psychoanalysis. To make the plan work, the heiress had to divorce her husband as well. All of this came about, but the two abandoned spouses were devastated and soon died, Frink's new wife sued for divorce, and Frink himself sank into depression and repeated attempts at suicide.
 
2008-12-13 06:54:05 PM  
lajimi: HEY, FED!

1. Just who do you think you are working for?
2. Just where do you think the money you hand out comes from?
3. Just who do you think you are to refuse to tell YOUR EMPLOYERS what you are doing?

/Try that in the private sector


The Federal Reserve IS a private bank

1) themselves - they know that
2) they print it - it comes from thin air - oh, and paper and ink
3) http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/ (new window)
 
2008-12-13 06:54:13 PM  
ZipSplat:

And your second statement is brought to you by the type of logic that used to say "Ever since that woman came to town we've all had bad luck. It doesn't take a priest to put the pieces together that SHE'S A WIIIITCH!!!"

yes but if some theif rolls into town and all of a sudden everyones crap starts disapeering, and people go to the theifs house, and they can see the stuff on his kitchen table and hes got a bag full of goodies from his next door neighbors house in his hand and he says he cant disclose where that stuff came from or where it going...well you have a theif. call a spade a spade.

if you dont see the connection between the fed and inflation you are either

A) a complete idiot
B) Henry Paulson
C) all of the above

an example for you

What cost $1 in 1800 would cost $0.57 in 1912.
Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 1912 and 1800,
they would cost you $1 and $1.83 respectively.



What cost $1 in 1913 would cost $20.73 in 2007.
Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2007 and 1913,
they would cost you $1 and $0.05 respectively.



your right how foolish of me to assume there is a connection between the establishment of the fed and inflation. the fed profits from inflation, therefore since the fed was created inflation has soared.

again, not rocket surgery.

http://www.westegg.com/inflation/
 
2008-12-13 06:54:58 PM  
Where are my (and the rest of the taxpayers) shares of stock in these companies? Since we pay taxes, and the gubmint is using our money to bail these companies out, where are my stock certificates? Shouldn't we, the taxpayers, be the ones to reap the benefits when/if these companies finally come out of the mess they're in? Shouldn't I have the right to sell my shares of stock in these companies if I don't want to be part of the bailout?

Paulson needs to be forced to 'splain himself to we, the people about where he's spending our money.

I wish we'd hold our politicians to the same standards we hold leadership of companies like, oh, I don't know, Enron. We need to send some politicians to FPMITA prison for about life +30.
 
2008-12-13 06:56:41 PM  
andersonboyz: I read your article Zipsplat and I still see it as a very small group of people holding an enormous amount of power with no democratic process.

Gee they all just look like a bunch of nice bankers honestly doing business for the good of the country. Nothing could possibly be corrupt with that system. Come on...!!!


Nnnno, there is a Board of Governors that is accountable to the Congress. If you believe they are unaccountable, then you didn't actually read the link.

If you believe there is malfeasance going on in the Fed, you have to provide evidence or at least demonstrate plausibility. You can't just point to any big organization you don't like for whatever reason and say it's "obvious" they're up to no good because they're "so powerful".
 
2008-12-13 06:56:46 PM  
Embrace corruption, the newly elect absolute power demands it. Face it folks we all elected Bush, and we all elected Obama, and WE THE PEOPLE are getting exactly what we deserve.
 
2008-12-13 06:56:51 PM  
Linux_Yes
Could you speak a little louder, please? I'm a trifle deaf in one ear.
 
2008-12-13 06:57:31 PM  
olddinosaur:

They are not a gov't agency, they are a consortium of private banks.

Hmm, from the Fed's Website:
- Was created by an Act of Congress in 1913
- Its board members are appointed by the POTUS
- It is charged with "the development and administration of regulations that implement major federal laws governing consumer credit such as the Truth in Lending Act, the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act and the Truth in Savings Act" (i.e. - implementing legislative policy, a function of the Executive Branch of Government)
- It executes monetary policy on behalf of the US government
- Refers to its coordination with other government agencies
- Has a whole page devoted to FOIA requests, despite your assertion that they aren't subject to FOIA

Huh. Sounds like a government agency to me. Maybe you should take a civics class before spouting off your opinion. The banks themselves may be privately owned, but their overall management and policymaking is definitely government, and therefore, theoretically, should be open to the public.

If you don't want the American public to know you are in financial trouble, don't get a loan from the government's banking system. Just like any other investor, if you are coming to the government (and theoretically, therefore, to the American people) for a loan, they have a right to know what they are getting into.
The outrage is that the Fed is telling American citizens that they don't have that right. And not because, as you suggest, they are a private organization and don't have to answer to us. They claim exemption because they want to protect the "competitive rights" of the companies, that is, to protect their ability to make more money.

If someone came up to you and asked you for a loan, and you gave it to them without finding out exactly who they were, why they wanted to use it, and have some idea of how they are going to pay you back, you are a fool. If you just take the word of someone else who says - "don't worry, they're cool," you are still a fool. So letting the government get away with giving out money on our behalf, especially 2 Trillion dollars, without demanding some accountability defines the supremacy of foolishness.
 
2008-12-13 06:57:51 PM  
m0loch:
The Federal Reserve IS a private bank

1) themselves - they know that
2) they print it - it comes from thin air - oh, and paper and ink
3) http://www.zeitgeistmovie.com/ (new window)


::facepalm:: Yes, believe everything you see in slick movies on the internet.

You too, go read:
http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/Federal_Reserve.html
 
2008-12-13 06:57:59 PM  
iceberg theory: What cost $1 in 1913 would cost $20.73 in 2007.
Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2007 and 1913,
they would cost you $1 and $0.05 respectively.



your right how foolish of me to assume there is a connection between the establishment of the fed and inflation. the fed profits from inflation, therefore since the fed was created inflation has soared.


An average inflation rate of 3.3%. Hardly soaring.
 
2008-12-13 06:59:17 PM  
iceberg theory: if you dont see the connection between the fed and inflation you are either

We're not talking about inflation. We're talking about idiots who think that the Federal Reserve is a corrupt organization because some jackass told them so in a movie they saw on Google Video.

Inflation and deflation are economic phenomena that go along with a fiat currency.
 
2008-12-13 06:59:24 PM  
ZipSplat: Yep, in theaters in L.A. the first time and several times since then. It is ALL crap.

Really. ALL of it is crap? The central banks? The SCOTUS decisions on federal income tax? The Constitution provisions for taxing people and corporations? All crap?

I strenuously disagree, but have no intention of fighting over it. I know what rings true to me as do you.
 
2008-12-13 07:01:20 PM  
bnoogie: Embrace corruption

Where's the corruption? Point it out.

The Fed isn't saying who is getting the money right now because they don't want idiots to freak out when they see their bank is getting bailed out. Their explanation is pretty simple and makes sense, it's a prudent precaution.

Where is the corruption?
 
2008-12-13 07:02:30 PM  
Does anybody seriously believe any of this money will be paid back?

The Roman empire fell because the barbarians robbed it (when they got into the Senate). Seems like the same thing is happening to the US.
 
2008-12-13 07:03:59 PM  
Those who would be apologists for highbinding pirates amuse the living shiat out of me.
 
2008-12-13 07:05:08 PM  
inflation is what makes the fed corrupt. its how they suck the wealth of the nation out the back door. that and setting reckless monetary policy, like in 2001 when the drove the rates down to almost nothing which created the housing bubble which they are now popping.

everything about the fed stinks to high heaven. and while yes there is a board of governers which is supposed to preserve a hint of integrity you will notice the bernenke is now telling the board of governers to STFU and GTFO, basically telling they dont control shiat.

read
http://bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&refer=us&sid=a. g.iJbCJq3U
 
2008-12-13 07:06:04 PM  
Regis: Welcome to Who Wants to be a M Trillionaire, today we will see who will win the mtrillion.

Homer:Win a mtrillion, and here I am working like a sucker!
 
2008-12-13 07:06:32 PM  
phenn: Really. ALL of it is crap? The central banks? The SCOTUS decisions on federal income tax? The Constitution provisions for taxing people and corporations? All crap?

I strenuously disagree, but have no intention of fighting over it. I know what rings true to me as do you.


And if all you saw of 9/11 was Zeitgeist and Loose Change it would probably "ring true" that the WTCs were brought down by a controlled demolition.

Go read dissenting opinions. Aaron Russo is just another conspiracy jackass telling half-truths. People can't seem to understand that yes, someone who seems normal can actually be delusional. (See: "Lars and the Real Girl" movie. Aaron Russo is Lars, and conspiracy theories are the Real Doll)

For info on the Fed, go to the link I've been posting:
http://www.publiceye.org/conspire/flaherty/Federal_Reserve.html

For his "Income tax is illegal" bullshiat:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_protester_arguments

It's ALL...CRAP. Quatloos.com is also a good resource for this stuff.
 
2008-12-13 07:06:48 PM  
ZipSplat: Yep, in theaters in L.A. the first time and several times since then. It is ALL crap.

At least we can agree on that. 99% of the movie was crap. Anyone citing that movie is misinformed.
 
2008-12-13 07:07:20 PM  
For all you people who rail upon inflation as the greatest robbery ever, riddle me the answer to this question:

What do you propose to do if everyone wants to save now and spend later?

/Yes it is a realistic question
 
2008-12-13 07:07:40 PM  
bunner: Those who would be apologists for highbinding pirates amuse the living shiat out of me.

Those who won't go read the damn articles I'm posting discrediting your moronic rants and invective do not amuse me.
 
2008-12-13 07:08:57 PM  
farkuufarkinfark
I wish we'd hold our politicians to the same standards we hold leadership of companies like, oh, I don't know, Enron. We need to send some politicians to FPMITA prison for about life +30.


Agreed, anyone who is a public servant police to the White House should maintain a higher moral standard, and be held accountable for this standard.
I also am on board with term limits for all elected offices. No one man or woman can serve for longer then 3 terms TOTAL in any elected office above mayor.
All assets earned shall be made public so that any relevant conflict of interest that may arise will remove them from voting pro or con on any measure. I also suggest all assets shall be scrutinized to the last penny, all receipts will be handed over to a private accounting firm to regain the trust of teh American people.
If they want to dis-agree with this measure they are hiding something.. the patriot act OF the American people.

/hold on someone is knocking at my door..
 
2008-12-13 07:09:16 PM  
iceberg theory: inflation is what makes the fed corrupt. its how they suck the wealth of the nation out the back door. that and setting reckless monetary policy, like in 2001 when the drove the rates down to almost nothing which created the housing bubble which they are now popping.

everything about the fed stinks to high heaven. and while yes there is a board of governers which is supposed to preserve a hint of integrity you will notice the bernenke is now telling the board of governers to STFU and GTFO, basically telling they dont control shiat.

read
http://bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&refer=us&sid=a. g.iJbCJq3U


Inflation is not a sign of "corruption", and it is certainly not endemic only to the Fed. ALL economies that run on fiat currency experience inflation and deflation.
 
2008-12-13 07:09:19 PM  
sloppy shoes: For all you people who rail upon inflation as the greatest robbery ever, riddle me the answer to this question:

What do you propose to do if everyone wants to save now and spend later?

/Yes it is a realistic question


Devaluing people's money in order to make your financial system work is a pretty shiat thing to do to your population.
 
2008-12-13 07:09:26 PM  
ZipSplat: Where's the corruption? Point it out.

we can't because the fed isn't releasing the records.

The Fed isn't saying who is getting the money right now because they don't want idiots to freak out when they see their bank is getting bailed out. Their explanation is pretty simple and makes sense, it's a prudent precaution.

Us: 'show us the bailout records, we have a right to know where our money is going.'
Fed: 'we're not going to show you because you'll panic.'
U: 'wait - are things really so bad that you can't show us the records because we'll start to panic!?'
Fed: 'well...yeah.'
U: *panic*

Yep. great way to prevent panic.

Where is the corruption?

Right here in river city, apparently.
 
2008-12-13 07:10:14 PM  
ZipSplat: Those who won't go read the damn articles I'm posting discrediting your moronic rants and invective do not amuse me.

I read your article. I responded. Your article is 99% crap as well.
 
2008-12-13 07:10:19 PM  
As one of the ten recipients of the 2 trillion, I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

Here's a tip though, don't draw the short straw like me, or you'll have to take your share in singles.

Now my private island is covered in hillocks of greenbacks...I need a leafblower just to get to my yacht.
 
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