Who Said It?, Round 2

Fri, May 25, 2012 - 9:07am

So maybe round #1 was a little too easy. Sometimes it's easy to forget how wise and learned the Turdites are. OK, smartypants, have a go at this one.

"I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and the corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the people of all property until their children wakeup homeless on the continent their fathers conquered. The issuing power should be taken from the banks and restored to the people, to whom it properly belongs."

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May 25, 2012 - 9:09am

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Andrew Jackson?

May 25, 2012 - 9:09am

Who said it..

Thomas Jefferson?

May 25, 2012 - 9:10am


Thomas Jefferson

May 25, 2012 - 9:11am


Oh well maybe next post!

Any way Thomas Jefferson is credited with the above quote.


May 25, 2012 - 9:12am


Commonly attributed to Thomas Jefferson, but Snopes says not so.

May 25, 2012 - 9:13am

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

May 25, 2012 - 9:13am

I'm a Canuck and

I know this one.....I think.

Thomas Jefferson

May 25, 2012 - 9:13am

Woodrow Wilson

How about Woodrow Wilson........... never mind, it was Jefferson.

May 25, 2012 - 9:13am

I thought it was Thomas

I thought it was Thomas Jefferson too..

May 25, 2012 - 9:16am

I know that one

Thats my man TJ there. It's not to hard to spot a Jefferson quote if your a fan of him.

May 25, 2012 - 9:17am



May 25, 2012 - 9:19am

nibble googlers

New procedure should be to swear on your shiny stack that you didn't paste the paragraph in google, then answer.

I know diddlely-squat so that's what I did.

May 25, 2012 - 9:20am

fake ?

apparently a fake quote attributed to Jefferson


Is Turd...playing with us again?

(sorry folks... I did use google...not gray matter)

May 25, 2012 - 9:20am

It's made up

As noted above this is NOT a real quote!


Google is your friend as is Snopes. Beware these forwarded quotes from right wing loonies. Most of them are made up (or altered).

The easy clues on this one were the uses of the words like "deflation" and "corporation", words unlikely to have been used in Jefferson's time.

.... and the Euro drops under 1.25 (very briefly so far)... and gold does not follow .... Maybe just maybe we finally get the needed disconnect.

May 25, 2012 - 9:23am

I think this is very encouraging that the metals are

holding up well this morning with the USD spiking up.. and the Dow down.. eay???

Again, a flight to safety! Who knows what the 3 day weekend will bring.. cover shorts!

May 25, 2012 - 9:24am

Fake or not?

I understand that these words were uttered by President Jefferson in 1809. Allegedly, he was speaking in opposition to the recharter of the original "Bank Bill", which was authorized in 1791 for a period of just 20 years.


At any rate, we already have a winner. "DaddyO" please email me your shipping info!

S Roche
May 25, 2012 - 9:31am

Gold in Euros!

back around 1250...

Screwtape pointed out that Euroland marks their gold to market June 29.

May 25, 2012 - 9:32am

When did President Jefferson start rolling in his grave?

A. 1913

B. 1933

C. 1971

D. All of the above, the velocity of spinning in his grave increased at each date.

May 25, 2012 - 9:32am

Well as it's a fake...

...the correct answer must be someone from the United States Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, General Farm Legislation: Hearings Before a Subcommittee of the Committee on Agriculture and Forestry, United States Senate, Seventy-fifth Congress, Second Session, Pursuant to S. Res. 158, a Resolution to Provide for an Investigation of Agricultural Commodity Prices, of an Ever-normal Granary... (Washington, D.C.: GPO, 1937), 3607.

That's the first recorded use of the phrase. Deflation was not an economic concept when Jefferson was alive, so I'm told.

May 25, 2012 - 9:34am

First of all

I found this quote yesterday in a book about a return to the gold standard.

Second of all, what about it is "right wing"? Shit, can we please cut out the left/right garbage? We're all screwed, regardless of whether you follow donkeys or elephants.

S Roche
May 25, 2012 - 9:36am

Who Said It: 2

"I'm long of gold in Euros"

Eric Original
May 25, 2012 - 9:36am


Just checking to see if I could drag and drop this little viking emoticon that DPH found for me. Yay!

Oh yeah, and miners opened green, just sayin... yes

Eric Original
May 25, 2012 - 9:37am

S Roche

That's gotta be Gartman.

May 25, 2012 - 9:38am
May 25, 2012 - 9:38am

Who was the first president of the USA

Washington? ooooh sorry, He was the first President after the constitution was ratified. Trick question

May 25, 2012 - 9:38am

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

May 25, 2012 - 9:39am
May 25, 2012 - 9:40am

Ok, I am off to a gym. Things

Ok, I am off to a gym. Things are clear from now on. Should hit 29 today.

Eric Original
May 25, 2012 - 9:40am

True, TF

"Shit, can we please cut out the left/right garbage? We're all screwed, regardless of whether you follow donkeys or elephants."

​100 Hat tips your way on that one TF!

May 25, 2012 - 9:42am


He's goin' need a bigger club.

Off for a walk

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