Walter Lukken, Liar in Chief , CFTC

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Walter Lukken -Chief Liar, CFTC

Another CNBC non-first: Walter Lukken, Chairman and Chief Liar of the CFTC (the criminals who ‘regulate’ futures speculation), came on CNBC for a well orchestrated lying session where he said, “We have limits and controls in place, and it seems that they are working well.”

That is to say, these stratagems are working well for Mr. Lukken, his friends, and his masters in the Bush Administration’s last days as they all clean up through their proxies in the NYMEX Pit.

How can this man sleep at night? How can he say these blatant lies? He has paper traders, under his nose, inflating the market and taking no delivery of the goods, with a virtual zero margin requirement.

So, as we see, we cannot trust CNBC to challenge any guest after said guest has propagandized to his heart’s content. And the CFTC and Lukken? Traitors like this we have not seen since the governmental banking manipulators of the roaring ’20s.

Another quote that I couldn’t catch the source of on that episode of the CNBC special:

“This type of speculation, where parties participate with no chance or intention of using or taking delivery of the product, is like creating a futures market in pharmaceuticals; life saving drugs whose critical need by the sick and dying manipulated by heartless robbers,  criminals whose only function is to take money out of the market by inflating the price, while the end-user suffers.”

Can you imagine a futures market in Insulin? Wait, it might still happen. Whoever put that concept in play is a good person, a truth-teller.

Your average commuter of the working class, and yes, professionals that must take to road? Screwed. How dare you, you evil bastards that propagate this MYTH that paper speculation in crude futures has no effect? You will meet with the judgment of the heavenly tribunal – in  the days to come, when you are infirm and your loved ones have abandoned you.

That is what is happening now – bastard speculators that never touch the oil are merely placing a permanent long position, and whacking 40-60 bucks on the delivery price, and who pays…..you do.

CNBC, you owe us more. Stop taking fast and asking shallow questions and diagram out the horror that is ICE and long contracts – dry, empty, no product no delivery contracts.

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Brian Darling, Professional Liar, Heritage Foundation

On CNBC, the center for misinformation for all things regarding commodities futures trading, Brian Darling, a paid liar for the Heritage Foundation says that increasing margin requirements for oil futures speculators will destroy the economy.

Mr. Darling needs to be beaten with an oil field pipe wrench  – he is paid by the foundation to convey misinformation. The entire run up in crude prices is due to the number of speculators that hold contracts on dry barrels. These evil folks could never hope to take delivery of the commodities that they are bidding on. Worse, they are bidding with a near zero investment backing their long positions. Could it get worse that this?

Yes. In most cases, they are not even placing the 5% margin requirement that is called for (it should be 50% margin). They are allowed to trade for free, with no need to take delivery, and with what is essentially no margin requirement.

Brian Darling – you are an evil traitor to this country you bastard.

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The Quick Answer to the Problem of Crude Oil Futures Speculation

If you know about how most crude is put on contract, and how that crude gets to our shores (discounting domestic, Canadian, and other non-OPEC sources) you would see the following:

  1. The same bulk oil carriers (supertankers) going back and forth from the Straights of Hormuz to the various storage facilities on the east and west coast of the USA. Same bulk transporters, same tankers, same terminals, same refiners.
  2. The domestic storage and refining capacity has not changed substantially for decades. Our usage has increased, which has put pressure in the tempo of the rate of transport and distillation. Overall, USA consumption has increased 20% since the 90’s, and we have the same refiners and storage.
  3. What has changed is the amount of money available to place on futures contracts. There is more money on paper to promise a certain price of delivery on a future date. So much money in fact, that these contracts exceed the available oil stock by 2 or 3 times the physical inventory controlled.

This has caused a tremendous surge in oil above the actual dynamics of supply and demand. If you and I stand around a grain silo and keep bidding up the price amid a climate of scarcity, and we have no hope of ever taking delivery of the wheat…..and we are joined by 1000’s of other speculators that are doing the same thing?

That’s a good picture of the trading pit at the NYMEX.  How can we fix this?

Well, I suggest that we we hire a SWAT team to tear gas or pepper spray the Pit for a few days to clear out the most egregious offenders. Barring that, possibly Marlon Perkins could be brought out of cryogenic suspension in order to shoot a round of tranquilizer darts at the floor traders in the NYMEX and Chcago MERC pits. That ought to bring the price of crude down and fast.

Then we can limit trading to those that can take delivery of the product – period. Futures contracts on paper for dry barrels could be allocated to professional options boards adhering to stringent margins requirements.

The worst take on all this, of course, is the liars that frequent CNBC, mostly investment analysts that are paid to say that no amount of dry contract speculation can affect the price of oil. They are liars, they are stealing from you, and they must be dealt with, in the parking lot of the NYMEX, if need be…..maybe a slap, maybe a baseball bat, maybe a decent shaming.

Something has to be done bring conscience back to the futures business.

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