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Early Tea Leaves?

Networker Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 2:21 PM
The crash happend in Sept/Oct of 2008, months before Obama came into power in 2009. Obama was still a candidate when the market crashed. To think there was a conspiracy was afoot to put Obama into power is ludicrous and I can't debate you. For the record, I do know who Bernanke is, do understand his QE policies that have helped put that market to the levels we enjoy today, and fully support the policy. I am supportive of any policy that takes money out of bank vaults where it does nothing while the banks sit on it and is reinvested in productive parts of the economy and stock market.
Networker Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 4:48 PM
Ok, I've had enough of your nonsense. Good night.
americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 4:38 PM
If 2years ago I was paying $.69 for a bunch of grapes and now that same bunch of grapes cost $6.00 (I know math is really tough on you) but can you figure out how much more those grapes are costing?
americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 4:35 PM
I am NOT making up ANYTHING and if you would EXPOSE yourself to REAL LIFE you would more than realize that YES, GROCERIES ARE 10x more than they were 2years ago. Just WHEN was the last time you went grocery shopping. And YES YES YES AND YES....we are in the midst of REAL inflation You are the moron here ....BIG TIME.
americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 4:35 PM
I am NOT making up ANYTHING and if you would EXPOSE yourself to REAL LIFE you would more than realize that YES, GROCERIES ARE 10x more than they were 2years ago. Just WHEN was the last time you went grocery shopping. And YES YES YES AND YES....we are in the midst of REAL inflation You are the moron here ....BIG TIME.
Networker Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 3:23 PM
We do not have severely high or even moderately high inflation. We do not have any inflation, and that's just a fact. To say that groceries are 10x (or any price) is 10x what it was just two years ago is utter nonsense. For that to be true, if a brand new car is $25,000 now, then that means it was just a $2,500 two years ago. And groceries DO NOT cost 10x what they did 2 years ago. That was never the case and now you're just making stuff up. Please use logic and facts if you want to continue this conversation.

http://www.bls.gov/cpi/

americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 3:13 PM
Good heavens nutwork........we have severely HIIGH inflation it's just that obama and his komrade buddies don't count groceries and gas. Groceries today are costing almost 10 times more than they did just 2 years ago and gas has INFLATED up over more than 80% from what it was when obama stole the presidency. Do you actually think that you are doing better NOW than what you were doing 4 years ago? NOT so buddy.....NOT SO
Networker Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 3:07 PM
Well if you're right and printing money creates massive inflation, why don't we have inflation now? For your theory to be correct, when Fed prints money, inflation must rise. Well, for the past 4 years we've printed money and inflation been negligible. Can you explain why this is true using your economic model? Why do we not have inflation today?

If I look at M2 in the economy since 2008, it's been rising at the same rate as it has even before the QE policies were enacted. Why hasn't it shot straight up if printing money will cause inflation? Could you be missing what truly causes inflation?

I read history books & actual documents from the leaders of Weimar to know that fact

http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/M2/
americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 2:56 PM
BS nutwork........you so dead in the water WRONG. YOU have inflation when you put MUCH MORE money into the system just to PROP up the system.. And bernanke would be the first one to tell you. Supply and Demand MUST be the system THAT MUST SURVIVE HERE BECAUSE ONLY CAPITALISM HAS BROUGHT MORE PEOPLE INTO WEALTH THAN ANY OTHER SYSTEM IN THE WORLD. AND CAPITALISM IS THE ONLY SYSTEM THAT GUARANTEES OUR FREEDOM AND FREE ENTERPRISE.

Just what do you know about the WEIMAR REPUBLIC? How the hell old are you anyway.
Networker Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 2:45 PM
You only have inflation when aggregate demand is high. no demand, no inflation. We have little demand now, hence why we don't have inflation. The Fed has stated that if AD picks up, they'll stop QE.

For the record,Inflation and hyper-inflation doesn't just come from the sky. It's a deliberate policy governments use. Using your example, the Weimar Republic, it purposely created inflation to pay off their punitive debts from the first World War, that's not a policy we have.
americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 2:26 PM
Clearly you are STILL illiterate especially when it comes to investing. NO ONE - I repeat NO ONE - who is a savvy investor has in any way supported obama AND just listen to Goldman Sachs people and Blackrock Investment Firm etc. and YOU WILL FINALLY LEARN SOMETHING.

PRINTING NEW MONEY ONLY SUCCEEDS IN CREATING HYPER INFLATION. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING WHATSOEVER ABOUT THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC. YEA, THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT
americathebeautiful Wrote: Nov 06, 2012 2:26 PM
Clearly you are STILL illiterate especially when it comes to investing. NO ONE - I repeat NO ONE - who is a savvy investor has in any way supported obama AND just listen to Goldman Sachs people and Blackrock Investment Firm etc. and YOU WILL FINALLY LEARN SOMETHING.

PRINTING NEW MONEY ONLY SUCCEEDS IN CREATING HYPER INFLATION. DO YOU KNOW ANYTHING WHATSOEVER ABOUT THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC. YEA, THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT

Election Day is typically rather frustrating for political junkies because "today's the day!" quickly gives way to "ugh, the polls don't close for hours."  In the interim, we latch onto reports of voting disruptions and anecdotal turnout reports, which are promptly spun into  broader lessons about what to expect later that night.  Most of it amounts to frivolous time-fillers.  To help pass the time, let's see if we can examine a few tea leaves as voters head to the polls:

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