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Alan Grayson Asks Fed General Counsel Scott Alvarez: "Has The Federal Reserve Ever Tried To Manipulate The U.S. Stock Market?" (MUST SEE)

Prosecutor meets punk.  Flashback...

Grayson v. Alvarez - Audit the Fed Congressional Hearings

Stop.  Seriously.  Watch this now.

"I would like to know whether it is within the Federal Reserve's legal authority to try to manipulate the stock market or the futures market."

By far the most entertaining and cogent portion from today's hearing on Ron Paul's HR 1207, as Alan Grayson questions Fed general counsel Scott Alvarez.  Turn up the volume because the questioning starts immediately.


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Sep 25, 2009 at 3:11 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Alan Grayson: "Which Foreign Banks Got The Fed's $500 Billion?" Bernanke: "I Don't Know." (Video 7-21-09)

Outstanding stuff between Bernanke and Grayson...
Sep 25, 2009 at 3:13 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
The Fed Under Fire: The Federal Reserve Is The Black Hole In American Democracy

(Phenomenal 8-Minute Short Film)
Sep 25, 2009 at 3:13 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
There Are No Words To Describe The Following Part II

The most important video on our site...has been viewed here at the Bail 1.2 million times...
Sep 25, 2009 at 3:15 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Alan Grayson: "Paulson Had A $700 Million Conflict Of Interest"

Terrific video of Ratigan and Grayson...
Sep 25, 2009 at 3:16 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Go Grayson!! Audit the FED then END the FED!!
Sep 25, 2009 at 4:08 PM | Unregistered CommenterPeterP
Grayson gives us some hope... At least he and Paul get it, the number of votes they have today after 30 years of trying are a perfect example of the growth of American anger and awareness... Are we actually STARTING to wake up?!?!
Sep 25, 2009 at 4:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterJohn Wayne
Fellow Americans

This is what we are facing today from Washington Criminal Rulers:
BREAKING NEWS! Riots break out at Pittsburgh University, students gassed and beat

G20 2009: Police Attack Students at University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh G20 - Riot Police at Towers Patio

Armed Police Seize University of Pittsburgh Campus, Fire Tear Gas On Students

police advance on g20 pittsburgh protesters
Sep 25, 2009 at 4:57 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
It is the financial class of hucksters and swindlers, the management bullies who must control everything, and the political class who harbor the envious, the liars, and the insecure who are the bane of a society.

The argument has been wrong from the beginning. We could have a nearly uptopian society if we simply killed the elites of politicans, big business CEOs, and bankers. These people are not the gifted, but rather the grifters.

If we simply allowed that any crime by a politican, banker, or business executive incurred an automatic and immediate death penalty we would within 50 years have a utopia of plenty, prosperity and peace. Instead we let the evil ones arbitrate for us the huge mess they themselves have made of the world.
Sep 25, 2009 at 5:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Sep 25, 2009 at 5:25 PM | Unregistered CommenterSomething Polish
Its all Goldman running everything for their fat pockets. Shame on Goldman!!
Sep 25, 2009 at 5:53 PM | Unregistered CommenterSell Short
Sep 25, 2009 at 6:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) received a handwritten note Thursday from Joint Committee on Taxation Chief of Staff Tom Barthold confirming the penalty for failing to pay the up to $1,900 fee for not buying health insurance.

Violators could be charged with a misdemeanor and could face up to a year in jail or a $25,000 penalty, Barthold wrote on JCT letterhead. He signed it "Sincerely, Thomas A. Barthold."

Sep 25, 2009 at 7:05 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Dear President Obama,

Why close our dear old "resort" in the Carribean?? Lets transfer the islamic terrorists to that maximum prison in Michigan... THEN put the REAL terrorists, the REAL people who pose the BIGGEST threat to AMERICAN SOCIETY, in a lawless, constitutionally void, hole in good ol GITMO... These cheating lying stealing, AMERICA SCREWING people need to be punished. They are in the same league as those who were involved in 9/11. Its amazing really. The "islamic terrorists" know that the way to hurt America is by attacking our financial system. They must be laughing at us. How stupid can we be? We have put the proverbial fox in charge of the chicken coop!!!! How foolish we are... Shame on all of us.... Time to start calling our local government... Make a voice for ourselves. ENOUGH SITTING ON OUR ASSES COLLECTING OUR PAYCHECKS AND LEAVING THE GOVERNMENT UP TO THE GOVERNMENT... THEY WORK FOR US!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sep 25, 2009 at 7:36 PM | Unregistered CommenterMad As Hell
"Congressman Alan Grayson-K Street Whore is Going to Teach Me about Economics"

Didn't know this before: Grayson actually worked as an economist for 4 years before going to law school. No wonder he's got the Fed's number.
Sep 25, 2009 at 7:39 PM | Unregistered CommenterSonic Ninja Kitty
I think this is new, but here's a really interesting conversation between Michael Moore and Dylan Ratigan about the film "Capitalism: A Love Story." Two more strange bedfellows. This is a total lovefest, but it was really cool to see Michael Moore think to himself "Holy crap, this guy has real anger, real rage, about this stuff -- and he's more radical than I am." Whatever you think of Moore, this is a really cool clip.


And have a great weekend, Daily Bail. Great work on the HR 1207 hearings.
Sep 25, 2009 at 10:24 PM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
Yes We Can
Sep 26, 2009 at 1:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterGobias Bluth
Check out Liberty Maven's YouTube channel for tons of hearing videos: http://www.youtube.com/user/marcaeld
Scroll down, look on left for 'recent activity'.
Sep 26, 2009 at 9:46 AM | Unregistered CommenterSonic Ninja Kitty
Great Links from everybody...
Sep 26, 2009 at 11:51 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Fed scraming like cockroaches due to "Audit the Fed" HR1207

Read about this Act in the link below. Fed trying to give red herrings and lames excuses to prevent or water down the HR1207 "Audit the Fed". Shouldn't it be time to completely audit the Fed and do away with the lies, deception, hypocrisy, and looting of American taxpayers by the Fed's Ponzi schemes?

Let's see who in Congress really supports this Act whole-heartedly or whether they're secretly helping the Fed to water down the audit. Scumbags that give a water down version or don't support this Act should be voted out of office.

Sep 26, 2009 at 12:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Fellow Americans

THE REAL ENEMY IS********......

THE F"IN FED!!!!!!!!!!No not federal express,not federal mogul...Mike larsen"The Fed Consistently Errs On the Side Of
Easy Money — Over and Over and Over

Why am I being so blunt? Why am I so sure we're going to see the same movie ... again? Because of recent history.

Starting with Alan Greenspan two decades ago — and continuing under Ben Bernanke — the Fed has become a gigantic enabler of financial risk-taking. The prescription for every downturn in the economy or financial market shock has been the same: Throw money at the problem!

Long-Term Capital Management blows up? Cut rates!

Y2K bug threatens banks? Flood the system with cheap money!

Dot-com bust? Housing bust? Recession? Drive rates into the gutter!

The risk of this strategy is abundantly clear ... it keeps fueling new bubbles in the wake of the old ones. Even the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development weighed in on this topic a few days ago, warning that a key risk right now is "the reigniting of rolling asset bubbles through easy monetary policy."

But the Fed shows no sign of changing course. Worse, the Fed has consistently maintained this asinine asymmetric policy toward asset bubbles."

The feds know exactly and they look like they have been taught to dodge and effectively consume 5 minutes that are alloted to senators for questioning. They know "just stall em for 5 mins"

Send them off to Afghanistan to the war front. taliban will take care of these idiots

Real enemy is Goldman. Fed doesn't do ANYTHING without
prior approval from Goldman. Does anyone seriously think Ben or Timmy execute anything without running it by Goldman first.

((((Goldman Sachs control white house and F**N Dumb Presidents))))




SEC won’t investigate GS because there is a job waiting for them at GS after they leave the SEC?

FED Chairwoman Caught stalling and Lying
This Bitch shpuld be thrown in the Gallows too
They throw it in the senators faces that they only get there 5 min quickie. Masterful display of time wasting. "Can you repeat the question".......

Very good explanation about how manipulation works
Only in the US government allows crooks to operate like this, just listen to this video.
Sep 26, 2009 at 12:19 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
This is the way logic in debate is done. Never ask a question you don't already know the answer for. This beating is a thing of beauty. A work of art.
Sep 26, 2009 at 8:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterRobertM
kill'em all let GOD sort'em out
Sep 26, 2009 at 9:39 PM | Unregistered Commenterspot
Fellow Americans

More about Washington Criminal Rulers:
If Your Lips Are Moving: 'You Lie!!'
he Constitution: The God That Failed (To Liberate Us From Big Government)
TOWER OF BABBLE-LIKE,,proportions .God sneezes and America falls apart
A proper accounting by removing the fed curtain would show that we are already finished. It all collapsed last year. This year is just a ponzi recovery scheme.
TARP Update
More lies from the Treasury Department, thankfully there is Neil Barofsky. How much longer can this heist be covered up? The truth will come out eventually.
A Year Later, Barofsky Sees a 'Far More Dangerous' Financial Situation
"TARP funds are being used by these banks......to buy securities with them."
"TARP funds are being used by these banks......to buy securities with them."
Sep 27, 2009 at 1:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Fellow Americans

BBC report out today- 'Global shipping collapse 2009
enter that into Youtube and watch the full BBC report. DRYS index down 97%, economy has stopped except for US money printing farce.

Revealed: The ghost fleet of the recession anchored just east of Singapore

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-1212013/Revealed-The-ghost-fleet-recession-anchored-just-east-Singapore.html#ixzz0SLMRg1pD
Sep 27, 2009 at 5:13 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
NWO Illuminati - Obama 2009 2012 - The American Economic Collapse & Ww3!!

Mercy My Lord


Fellow Americans: Revolt now
Sep 28, 2009 at 1:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterKen
I don't hate this guy as much as Geithner and Bernanke, and here's why. He tries to answer the questions and he obviously has worked for a living. Know how I know that? Anybody who has ever worked for a living gets scared when they answer a question with these three words:


What burns me is the way Bernanke will sit there and say, "I don't know who we gave $500B to" and it doesn't occur to him that on this side of the rainbow, that's the equivalent of saying, "I don't want to work here anymore".
Sep 28, 2009 at 1:54 AM | Unregistered Commentermark mchugh
It's official. Michael Moore is an Obama-supporting tool. What Don Rumsfeld would call a "dead-ender."

Here's the proof. Total denial. Extreme cognitive dissonance.

Wolf Blitzer: "What did you think of President Obama's decision to bail them out?"

Michael Moore: "I trust President Obama, where his heart is at, who he is as a person."

Part 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqRvpBqEgCE (starting at 10:10)

Part 2
Sep 28, 2009 at 1:54 AM | Unregistered CommenterJames H
Fellow Americans

When will you get up and be out on the streets?
Creative writing screams will never work. Who has the balls to lead the revolt?Seems no one has balls so far?

For Liberty: How the Ron Paul Revolution Watered the Withered Tree of Liberty introduces us to the people who decide elections and the future of the country - not just the activists but the swing voters. A 2006 study by David Boaz and David Kirby found that about a fifth of voters hold generally libertarian views. Grover Norquist labels it the "leave us alone" coalition. The pieces of a political realignment waiting to happen are wonderfully edited on screen. As Ron Paul demurred, "it was the message not the man": liberty is popular and the constitution brings us together.
Sep 28, 2009 at 10:25 AM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Like to hear the views of Dailybailer's on this:

More Lies, More Deception

Paul Craig Roberts
September 28, 2009

“What does imperialism mean? It means the assertion of absolute force over others.” Robert Lowe 1878

The G-20 ministers declared their meeting in Pittsburgh a success, but as Rob Kall reports in OpEdNews.com, the meeting’s main success was to turn Pittsburgh into “a ghost-town, emptied of workers and the usual pedestrians, but filled to overflowing with over 12,000 swat cops from all over the US.”
Sep 28, 2009 at 1:00 PM | Unregistered CommenterKen
Washington Times...

The military general credited with capturing Saddam Hussein and killing the leader of al Qaeda in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, says he has spoken with President Obama only once since taking command in Afghanistan.

"I’ve talked to the president, since I’ve been here, once on a VTC [video teleconference]," Gen. Stanley McChrystal told CBS reporter David Martin in a television interview that aired Sunday.

"You’ve talked to him once in 70 days?" Mr. Martin followed up.

"That is correct," the general replied.

This revelation comes amid the explosive publication of an classified report written by the general that said the war in Afghanistan "will likely result in failure" if more troops are not added next year. Yet, the debate over health care reform continues to dominate Washington’s political discussions. On Monday, the White House announced President Obama would travel to Denmark to lobby the International Olympic Committee to select his hometown of Chicago for the 2012 summer games.

Former U.S. Ambassador for the United Nations John R. Bolton said the lack of communication with the general was indicative of Mr. Obama’s misplaced priorities.
Sep 28, 2009 at 3:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterGobias Bluth
I added a link to the main story above with the complete video coverage from C-Span.

"Congressman Alan Grayson-K Street Whore is Going to Teach Me about Economics"

Didn't know this before: Grayson actually worked as an economist for 4 years before going to law school. No wonder he's got the Fed's number.

Nice link, SNK...i have found an expanded version of it and will be posting...thanks for alerting me to this...
Sep 29, 2009 at 2:27 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Well put Gobias...

We are all in trouble because of Obama's misplaced priorities.

He is a fraud and a traitor, I am sure that you would agree.
Oct 23, 2010 at 6:12 PM | Unregistered CommenterZ
"Outstanding Clip" DB. And the little jig he did dancing around the question has neaver been better. Outstanding replys too. Do I hint a tad bit of anger comming from the people on DB's web-site today.......?

Reamber to take that anger to the poles Nov. 2nd and vote for the "New Guy".......& Ron Paul.
Oct 24, 2010 at 3:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
"He is a fraud and a traitor, I am sure that you would agree."

What I will agree with is that a majority of both sides of the aisle in Congress plus the presidential administrations of George W. Bush and Barack H. Obama have sold out the American People.

I am beginning to think the political parties have outlived their usefulness. The Congress is mired in continuous partisan conflict, they refuse to pay any attention to the demands of the majority of the electorate. The American People are telling them what they want yet they do the opposite. They are accomplishing nothing beneficial for people of this country.

The only thing they seem to be able to work together on is the continuing coverup of the corrupt even criminal actions of Wall Street the FED and the government regulators leading up to and after the economic collapse. This they do to protect their own individual butts. They know if the people ever find out what is really going on their retirement will be spent behind bars, if they live long enough to see the inside of a cell. Both parties will fight tooth and nail to keep the truth unknown and justice at bay.

We need to change the whole damn system, the one we have is totally corrupt and unsalvageable.
Oct 24, 2010 at 11:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterSagebrush
Very well said Sage...and YES...they have outlived their usefulness...


I am beginning to think the political parties have outlived their usefulness. The Congress is mired in continuous partisan conflict, they refuse to pay any attention to the demands of the majority of the electorate. The American People are telling them what they want yet they do the opposite. They are accomplishing nothing beneficial for people of this country.
Oct 25, 2010 at 4:03 PM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Its them agunist us. What can we do about it, now that we woke up after 70 years......................not much. We did it to our selfs,and neaver saw it comming.

The Pot Holes, are waiting for us to drive threw them. Were now driving threw "Land-Mines"....................
Oct 25, 2010 at 8:50 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
"I am beginning to think the political parties have outlived their usefulness. The Congress is mired in continuous partisan conflict, they refuse to pay any attention to the demands of the majority of the electorate. The American People are telling them what they want yet they do the opposite. They are accomplishing nothing beneficial for people of this country."

And after Congress flips, it will still be consumed by partisanship, scandal, still will not listen to the American people, and will still continue to be the lackey of business and big Goobermint.

That is, as long as the voting machines allow change... They have been shown to have a "mind" of their own, I wonder what is on tv tonight?

In 1983 Congress changed the law by specifically authorizing the taxation of Social Security benefits. This was part of the 1983 Amendments.

Unemployment compensation has been taxable by the federal government since 1987.

Has any administration sought to repeal these great taxes of the Raygun weebleution? Now our medical benefits that you have are to begin being taxed at the first of the year, both what you pay, and you will pay tax on the employer portion as well.

Judging from past practice, do we think this will be repealed?
Oct 26, 2010 at 5:58 PM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
Both parties will fight tooth and nail to keep the truth unknown and justice at bay.

We are Fucked, & up the Ass...........Its way pass'ed time to re-claim our country, at this point. All we can do is put up a "Good Fight"......................and go down in Histroy, trying to be good "Americans"...........................!

We got nothin left. Girl gest "Stomped-On" at Rand Paul, event............Guy gets Smached on with cruches in Palmer Al. for saying Impeach Obama....................................

I took my "American Flag" down today to save my family from Death................the "Shadow-Goverment" is not going down eazy, folks.

They will fight us to the end of life, for the ones still standing............"Wake Up"...........the end is comming..........
Oct 26, 2010 at 11:51 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
"Now our medical benefits that you have are to begin being taxed at the first of the year, both what you pay, and you will pay tax on the employer portion as well.

Judging from past practice, do we think this will be repealed?"

Gobie, that would be the time you were supposed to jump in and give your personal written assurances that this tax, as well as the other two I listed above would go away.

Is your conviction of truth, justice, and the Republican way, not that strong?
Oct 27, 2010 at 2:36 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
It's much more than a game Gompers...It's Chess Gompers...It's the U.S. vs. USSR...we have played this game for thousands of years...freedom vs. tyranny


The Good Guys...The American People - Freedom/The Constitution/God/The American Way/Democracy/Apple Pie and Baseball

The Bad Guys (this time)...Socialism/Marxism/Obamacare/Obama's Personal Army/Gulags/Czars

Oct 27, 2010 at 4:21 AM | Unregistered CommenterZ
Your President, Hope Change Punish...

Oct 27, 2010 at 4:56 AM | Unregistered CommenterZ
Still did not answer the question Gobie, or are you saying they are going to use those taxes to fight communism and blame others for it. By the way, didn't you say communism was dead once, that Reagan got rid of it.

Glad you changed your mind.

America is not thousands of years old by the way, or is this a persian thing?
Oct 27, 2010 at 4:58 AM | Unregistered CommenterS. Gompers
"Goopie" you sure do find some good clips............

Just wait till next year is 1/2 way threw. We think things are tight now, just wait. Thoes of us that are just making ends meet now, will need to find more things to sell, and get along with a lot less.

The sheeple have no clue as to the tax we are going to be hit with. Shit, congress has no clue either, they neaver read the bill.

And as I thought 4 mo. ago. Voter Fraud will creep in and steal the election. On Resit.Net, they are already talking about taking it into their own hands if that happens. Thats the "Worest'est" thing the American People could do. The "SG" is just waiting, and ready for them.

They evan got "Chicken Coops" ready for them.
Oct 27, 2010 at 5:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterTexas Dar
"stud nailing his wife and a willing shemale slut"


you ever read Confessions of a She-Male Shit Hooker? It's quite hilarious, but utterly unobtainable these days. Why would that be?
Feb 27, 2011 at 9:52 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Note: I never use family names for issues but............ what goes around..... and I am right here.



Bryson was chairman and chief executive of energy group Edison International from 1990 to 2008. At the beginning of his career he founded the Natural Resources Defense Council, an environmental group.

Ok now this....

The First Wind Team



Mr. Alvarez joined First Wind from Edison International, where he was the Vice President of Strategic Planning.

Prior to Edison, he served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and General Counsel at Nexant Inc., a privately held San Francisco-headquartered company that provides software and advisory services to the global energy industry.

now this will be reposted here: http://dailybail.com/home/alan-grayson-has-the-federal-reserve-ever-tried-to-manipulat.html

Note: Alvarez was an Enron executive.........................
Jun 2, 2011 at 3:16 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

the energy side will be posted at my leisure..............
Jun 2, 2011 at 5:24 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
The 99% VS the 1% - A battle to be fought and won with truth and unity! The people have finally started to come together. You cannot convince me that tiny Iceland can handle the “Cabal” and WE cannot!
Now is the time to join forces with those you would not normally consider. This is all starting to leak out to the main stream media... finally. We just need to KEEP THE HEAT on them. We will soon be posting new petition and email campaign info as well as protest ideas. We just need more people following this group and we can use resources from the Tea Party, Occupy and other groups. THEY win as long as they can keep us arguing with each other.
WE need to come together with people we wouldn't normally work with to bring these criminals DOWN! Spread the word, others have carried the load of exposing this activity. Now we the people NEED to come out and make it a major issue in the news and in this political cycle.
JOIN US, this is YOUR cause too (Click the “LIKE” button and spread the word): www.facebook.com/BankAndPoliticianFinancialCorruption
Aug 18, 2012 at 2:04 PM | Unregistered CommenterCoreyG/Texas

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