Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

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Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

I think I'm gonna get sick.

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Re: Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

It is to be expected after Obama won the Noble Peace Prize.

 

UP is down.

 

Ken

edit: Which means that DOWN is the new UP

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Re: Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

It feels like GroundHog Day, where everyday, someone is rewarded for doing something stupid. What a crazy, Insane Asylum world we live in.

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Re: Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

Link?

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Re: Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

Nothing new.  I only think they should change the title to "Trash of the Year".

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JAG wrote:

Link?

http://www.time.com/ Where else? :)

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"Despite the magazine's frequent statements to the contrary, the designation is often regarded as an honor, and spoken of as an award or prize, simply based on many previous selections of admirable people.[5] However Time magazine points out those such as Adolf Hitler in 1938, and Joseph Stalin in 1939 and again in 1942, and the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, have also been granted the title."

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It'll be fun if one day we find out that some of the money he printed found its way to Time Magazine, purely by coincidence of course :)

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Farmer Brown wrote:

Nothing new.  I only think they should change the title to "Trash of the Year".

+23

Why do I get this sick feeling that there is an attempt to manipulate the opinions of "we the people"?

Am I being paranoid?

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Re: Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

Personally my vote would be for Tiger Woods. 

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Re: Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

The mainstream media has been controlled by the big banking interests since the days of JP Morgan.  Do a search and you will see.

You are not paranoid, you are waking up.

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I am going to pull a Godwin.

This is not unprecidented.  Just remember Hitler was Time's Man of the year in 1939!

http://www.time.com/time/covers/0,16641,19390102,00.html

Darn!  Greg beat me to it!!!

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Yep -- Time magazine also named Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini as 'Person of the Year' one time. You don't have to be a good guy to win Time's accolade -- just being a dangerous freak will do.

So congratulations, Ayatollah Ben! Ain't it about time you installed a minaret on top of the Eccles Building, so that billions of fiat-money believers worldwide can orient their prayer rugs toward Washington DC?

Faith-based currency, comrades! The wonderful thing about Ayatollah Ben's secular religion is that it isn't based on pie-in-the-sky notions of a glorious afterlife. Nor do you have to be a 'good person.' Thanks to Ben's compassionate dispensations, the wonderful gift of 'something for nothing' is available to all, in the here-and-now.

My, how we are blessed!

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"Despite the magazine's frequent statements to the contrary, the designation is often regarded as an honor, and spoken of as an award or prize, simply based on many previous selections of admirable people.[5] However Time magazine points out those such as Adolf Hitler in 1938, and Joseph Stalin in 1939 and again in 1942, and the Ayatollah Khomeini in 1979, have also been granted the title."

How appropriate that in order to justify it's selection that Time has to invoke such revolting examples of previous selections. Ben is in good company.

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Quote from Nathan's Economic Edge:

Imagine the HORROR, if you will, of turning on the computer, checking the news, and seeing the following huge picture at the top with the following headline: “Ben Bernanke is Time’s Person of the Year!”

AHHHHHHH! (background sounds of hair being maliciously ripped from head, dog yipping when kicked, etc.)

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Scroll down on his page and listen to the  Dylan Ratigan video.

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Re: Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

I wonder who Bernanke's ex-Enron lobbyist had to sleep with to make this happen.

But seriously, this is the exact type of MOPE (Management Of Perception Economics) that Jim Sinclair is always talking about. Most people in this country have their self confidence broken down by the media and society and do not trust themselves enough to think for themselves and take action for themselves, even when it conflicts with what the "experts" say. So for most people, unfortunately, what's good enough for Time is good enough for them. Life is simpler that way...for now. It is sad to see Americans paralyzed like this. The b.s. must stop before things get better.

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Good timing,

"The Senate Banking Committee is poised to clear Mr. Bernanke's nomination on Thursday, sending it to the full Senate for a vote. Several lawmakers plan to use the proceedings to gain momentum for a bill that aims to subject the Fed's monetary-policy making to congressional audits."

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB126091294891892399.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDD...

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Re: Time Magazine 2009 Person of the Year....Bernanke?

Did a search for major shareholders of AOl Time Warner, without luck.

Anybody know who controls the company?

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Media = Minitru.

This is just more proof.

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