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(Five Thirty-Eight)   Janet Yellen: measured, cautious, her every word chosen to avoid unintended consequences. And then along came Trump   ( fivethirtyeight.com) divider line
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2017-07-17 01:35:07 AM  
Anyone notice Dana Bash (whom i feel is a consummate professional) just threw down her access by talking mad smack about Trump?  Only Maggie Habberman is keeping it together but even she sounded dumbfounded when she called into CNN to file that Daddy Bigly signed off on Connie Corleone's 1st cover story on the way to Paris
 
2017-07-17 01:38:00 AM  
Aw hell I mixed her up with Jessica Yellin, my bad.  Sorry y'all (NO I WILL NOT RTF...*slinks away*)
 
2017-07-17 02:35:37 AM  
...the leading candidate to replace Yellen is Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser.

Hahaha... remember when it was bad that Hillary gave a speech at Goldman?
 
2017-07-17 02:44:19 AM  
At least this new guy isn't a gold standard Bitcoin loon?

/trying to find the positive in the small things
 
2017-07-17 03:50:57 AM  
"TRUMP IS A BIG ASSHOLE, AND SO'S HIS MOUTH", said Yellen.
 
2017-07-17 05:03:25 AM  
And then a-long came Trump
Tall, doughy Trump
Slow-thinkin' Trump
Small-handed Trump
A-long came orange President Trump
 
2017-07-17 05:35:17 AM  

daphne: Anyone notice Dana Bash (whom i feel is a consummate professional) just threw down her access by talking mad smack about Trump?  Only Maggie Habberman is keeping it together but even she sounded dumbfounded when she called into CNN to file that Daddy Bigly signed off on Connie Corleone's 1st cover story on the way to Paris


But now that they're being disrespectful it's totes okay for the far right to call for violence on liberals because it's the same thing!
 
2017-07-17 05:38:51 AM  
He's Trump he's Trump he's Trump
He's in the Fed
He's Trump he's Trump he's Trump
His son's braindead
 
2017-07-17 05:45:44 AM  
Cohn?  You shiatting me?
 
2017-07-17 05:46:56 AM  
Sure, I want the Fed. Res. on twitter.   "Money is coming out."
 
2017-07-17 05:57:45 AM  
I read that in the "along comes Mary" tune
 
2017-07-17 06:01:22 AM  
Market doesn't seem to give a shiat
 
2017-07-17 06:17:58 AM  

propasaurus: ...the leading candidate to replace Yellen is Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser.

Hahaha... remember when it was bad that Hillary gave a speech at Goldman?


i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2017-07-17 06:25:24 AM  

propasaurus: ...the leading candidate to replace Yellen is Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser.

Hahaha... remember when it was bad that Hillary gave a speech at Goldman?


Well, see, he's former Goldman, so it's different, it's OK.
 
2017-07-17 06:43:11 AM  
Trump and Bannon have repeatedly expressed their desire to crash the economy.  Plenty of bargains.

 Trump thinks he can default on US Debt as he has done with every single business here ever touched.  Plus, desperate people have proven that they'll surrender their rights much more willing than stable people.

The super-rich, the Goldman Sachs, aren't harmed by recession.  They profit from them.
 
2017-07-17 07:23:21 AM  

born_yesterday: Market doesn't seem to give a shiat


Indicators after slowing down, but nothing too terribly bad.  When it goes because of Trump--and it is going to go because of Trump-Russia--it's going to be cataclysmic.

Resistance costs money.  Putin is going to kick the legs out from underneath the United States and the GOP is going to use the resultant crisis to establish an authoritarian feudal state.

How will it happen?  I don't know.  Maybe Mercer will nerf his trading bots to crash the market into oblivion.  Maybe a Prince will set a Russian nuke off on NYC or LA.  Or maybe a sickness that spreads like wildfire because find to the doctor just costs too much damn money.

A Reichstag event is coming.  The Administration has no other choice.
 
2017-07-17 07:32:55 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Trump and Bannon have repeatedly expressed their desire to crash the economy.  Plenty of bargains.

 Trump thinks he can default on US Debt as he has done with every single business here ever touched.  Plus, desperate people have proven that they'll surrender their rights much more willing than stable people.

The super-rich, the Goldman Sachs, aren't harmed by recession.  They profit from them.


this truth bears repeating
 
2017-07-17 08:10:04 AM  
I hope that our next Great Depression leads to another New Deal.
Lookslike we're going to find out soon.
 
2017-07-17 08:22:04 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: born_yesterday: Market doesn't seem to give a shiat

Indicators after slowing down, but nothing too terribly bad.  When it goes because of Trump--and it is going to go because of Trump-Russia--it's going to be cataclysmic.

Resistance costs money.  Putin is going to kick the legs out from underneath the United States and the GOP is going to use the resultant crisis to establish an authoritarian feudal state.

How will it happen?  I don't know.  Maybe Mercer will nerf his trading bots to crash the market into oblivion.  Maybe a Prince will set a Russian nuke off on NYC or LA.  Or maybe a sickness that spreads like wildfire because find to the doctor just costs too much damn money.

A Reichstag event is coming.  The Administration has no other choice.


And 'midst the ashes of any such, there will be idiots like Susan Sarandon, insulated by their money that will claim that it was inevitable and unavoidable because of the lack of purity on he left.
 
2017-07-17 08:30:10 AM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Putin is going to kick the legs out from underneath the United States and the GOP is going to use the resultant crisis to establish an authoritarian feudal state.

How will it happen?  I don't know.  Maybe Mercer will nerf his trading bots to crash the market into oblivion.  Maybe a Prince will set a Russian nuke off on NYC or LA.  Or maybe a sickness that spreads like wildfire because find to the doctor just costs too much damn money.

A Reichstag event is coming.  The Administration has no other choice.


Bullshiat.

That's it, I'm done with the doom & gloom talk.  I'm done with the "nothing to be done, it's all over" bullshiat.  I'm officially fed up with the defeatist bullshiat about how the US is going to become a fascist state, an authoritarian dictatorship or a feudal state.

To hell with that.

We're still fighting.

Oh, and as for this "Reichstag fire" nonsense. . .the very fact we're sitting around talking about it, the very fact that people are EXPECTING this from him kinda takes away from the impact of it.  You really think the Cheeto Menace there could get anything approaching the public support for a dictatorship, going from a majority of the country supporting his impeachment and thinking he's done illegal and immoral things with Russia to get elected, to suddenly getting a consensus for giving him unlimited power?

Not happening.  The post-9/11 rush of power came after the apathy of the '90's, without a clearly defined threat, and the antipathy towards Bush was NOWHERE near as strong as it is towards Trump.

At this point, anybody saying it's too late to do anything and Trump and Putin are trying to turn the US into a dictatorship and it's too late and it's just going to happen is de-facto supporting the Russians. . .by trying to get people to not resist.

fark that.

Resist.  Speak out.  Don't be silent.  This is not normal.  This is not acceptable.  VOTE.
 
2017-07-17 08:32:51 AM  

Silverstaff: Resist. Speak out. Don't be silent. This is not normal. This is not acceptable. VOTE.


I just dunno man, both sides seem kind of bad.
 
2017-07-17 08:46:05 AM  

propasaurus: ...the leading candidate to replace Yellen is Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser.

Hahaha... remember when it was bad that Hillary gave a speech at Goldman?


The speech threads were absolutely some of the funniest threads on Fark during that whole awful summer.  Watching ordinarily rational people twist themselves into knots trying to explain that those speeches, those unreleased transcripts, those were the key to it all, that if she would only release those we would see the true horror that the Clinton Foundation had in store for us, that it would all come tumbling down, that we would all see the light.

It had to be that.  Not, you know, a bog-standard boilerplate 'lets do things and be positive!' after-dinner keynote that every single public figure ever does to pay the bills.  It couldn't have been that.  It had to be something other.

I mean, in retrospect, given where we are now, maybe not so funny.  But at the time, it was a great example of Human Comedy.
 
2017-07-17 08:46:29 AM  

propasaurus: ...the leading candidate to replace Yellen is Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser.

Hahaha... remember when it was bad that Hillary gave a speech at Goldman?


I do. I also remember how (((Goldman))) was being blamed for everything that was wrong with America and labelled as the chief obstacle to making her great again.

My nightmare scenario is another financial crisis during what remains of the Trump presidency. To anti-Semites like Bannon and Gorka it'll be like farking Christmas, whether it happens under Yellen or Cohn.
 
2017-07-17 09:04:33 AM  

Silverstaff: backhand.slap.of.reason: Putin is going to kick the legs out from underneath the United States and the GOP is going to use the resultant crisis to establish an authoritarian feudal state.

How will it happen?  I don't know.  Maybe Mercer will nerf his trading bots to crash the market into oblivion.  Maybe a Prince will set a Russian nuke off on NYC or LA.  Or maybe a sickness that spreads like wildfire because find to the doctor just costs too much damn money.

A Reichstag event is coming.  The Administration has no other choice.

Bullshiat.

That's it, I'm done with the doom & gloom talk.  I'm done with the "nothing to be done, it's all over" bullshiat.  I'm officially fed up with the defeatist bullshiat about how the US is going to become a fascist state, an authoritarian dictatorship or a feudal state.

To hell with that.

We're still fighting.

Oh, and as for this "Reichstag fire" nonsense. . .the very fact we're sitting around talking about it, the very fact that people are EXPECTING this from him kinda takes away from the impact of it.  You really think the Cheeto Menace there could get anything approaching the public support for a dictatorship, going from a majority of the country supporting his impeachment and thinking he's done illegal and immoral things with Russia to get elected, to suddenly getting a consensus for giving him unlimited power?

Not happening.  The post-9/11 rush of power came after the apathy of the '90's, without a clearly defined threat, and the antipathy towards Bush was NOWHERE near as strong as it is towards Trump.

At this point, anybody saying it's too late to do anything and Trump and Putin are trying to turn the US into a dictatorship and it's too late and it's just going to happen is de-facto supporting the Russians. . .by trying to get people to not resist.

fark that.

Resist.  Speak out.  Don't be silent.  This is not normal.  This is not acceptable.  VOTE.



That right there.
 
2017-07-17 09:11:44 AM  
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www.slate.com
No, I'm Yellen. Janet Yellen.
 
2017-07-17 09:15:54 AM  

Catlenfell: I hope that our next Great Depression leads to another New Deal.
Lookslike we're going to find out soon.


Keep in mind who the Dealmaker in Chief is.
 
2017-07-17 09:27:21 AM  

UNC_Samurai: propasaurus: ...the leading candidate to replace Yellen is Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser.

Hahaha... remember when it was bad that Hillary gave a speech at Goldman?

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I don't get it. Three Russian Bear bombers, right? I don't see the connection.
 
2017-07-17 09:33:29 AM  

RoomFullOfMonkeys: UNC_Samurai: propasaurus: ...the leading candidate to replace Yellen is Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser.

Hahaha... remember when it was bad that Hillary gave a speech at Goldman?

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I don't get it. Three Russian Bear bombers, right? I don't see the connection.


Bears, repeating
 
2017-07-17 09:54:16 AM  

propasaurus: ...the leading candidate to replace Yellen is Gary Cohn, the former Goldman Sachs executive who now serves as Trump's top economic adviser.

Hahaha... remember when it was bad that Hillary gave a speech at Goldman?


I still have not been able to fathom how "giving a speech at Goldman-Sachs" disqualifies one to be president because they are obviously Satan in a pants suit, yet having these wall street scumbags IN YOUR CABINET WORKING IN YOUR ADMINISTRATION is just all right a-ok doubleplusgood.

Makes my brainmeats hurt.
 
2017-07-17 11:03:11 AM  

Silverstaff: backhand.slap.of.reason: Putin is going to kick the legs out from underneath the United States and the GOP is going to use the resultant crisis to establish an authoritarian feudal state.

How will it happen?  I don't know.  Maybe Mercer will nerf his trading bots to crash the market into oblivion.  Maybe a Prince will set a Russian nuke off on NYC or LA.  Or maybe a sickness that spreads like wildfire because find to the doctor just costs too much damn money.

A Reichstag event is coming.  The Administration has no other choice.

Bullshiat.

That's it, I'm done with the doom & gloom talk.  I'm done with the "nothing to be done, it's all over" bullshiat.  I'm officially fed up with the defeatist bullshiat about how the US is going to become a fascist state, an authoritarian dictatorship or a feudal state.

To hell with that.

We're still fighting.

Oh, and as for this "Reichstag fire" nonsense. . .the very fact we're sitting around talking about it, the very fact that people are EXPECTING this from him kinda takes away from the impact of it.  You really think the Cheeto Menace there could get anything approaching the public support for a dictatorship, going from a majority of the country supporting his impeachment and thinking he's done illegal and immoral things with Russia to get elected, to suddenly getting a consensus for giving him unlimited power?

Not happening.  The post-9/11 rush of power came after the apathy of the '90's, without a clearly defined threat, and the antipathy towards Bush was NOWHERE near as strong as it is towards Trump.

At this point, anybody saying it's too late to do anything and Trump and Putin are trying to turn the US into a dictatorship and it's too late and it's just going to happen is de-facto supporting the Russians. . .by trying to get people to not resist.

fark that.

Resist.  Speak out.  Don't be silent.  This is not normal.  This is not acceptable.  VOTE.


Plus, we already know how laughably bad the Trump administration can manage a conspiracy.
 
2017-07-17 01:01:29 PM  

Jake Havechek: Cohn?  You shiatting me?


What is with Trump and Cohens/Cohns?  I wonder if he's hiring shyster lawyers and peeps to say LOOK, JOOS R BAD. Brilliant, Stephen K, brillz
 
2017-07-17 01:02:40 PM  

backhand.slap.of.reason: Trump and Bannon have repeatedly expressed their desire to crash the economy.  Plenty of bargains.

 Trump thinks he can default on US Debt as he has done with every single business here ever touched.  Plus, desperate people have proven that they'll surrender their rights much more willing than stable people.

The super-rich, the Goldman Sachs, aren't harmed by recession.  They profit from them.


Trump said he wished he got in on the housing boom, said didn't care who it hurt, its business. This is your president, people
 
2017-07-17 02:34:59 PM  

mdemon81: Silverstaff: Resist. Speak out. Don't be silent. This is not normal. This is not acceptable. VOTE.

I just dunno man, both sides seem kind of bad.


LOL!

Brb gtg cry
 
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