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Funny, but getting tired of the German bashing.
Yeah, those poor Nazis...wait what?
That's like saying bashing on Blankfein is anti-semitic. I'm sorry, but assholes deserve to be called assholes and I don't think the jury is out on the Nazi High Command...
While the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) estimates that German banks' exposure to Greece amounts to just 0.5% of their total assets, if you add exposure to Spain and Portugal then the number to run north of 10%, or $330.4 billion according to Risk.net.
For even a moderately leveraged bank, with say 10-1 leverage, having 10% of assets at risk of default is pretty serious.
“German bank balance sheets were already in trouble due to their subprime-related assets. If, on top of that, you get a hit on the sovereign debt on bank balance sheets, that could pose a problem for sure. How serious that would be, or how the government would deal with it is very uncertain. It’s a clear risk,” says Felix Hüfner, a senior OECD economist.
Nazis had an economic plan at least. We just print more money for the rich to get richer.
One of the first Nazi invasion tactics upon conquering a country was to rob them of their gold holdings (central banks, etc).
And stored it all in Switzerland.
lol talking bears
Well, that seems to make sense.
In USA we rob from the poor and give to the rich.
Men need to work. Produce. All we do is push numbers around and make money more complex for the rich to profit more.
No more slavery. Revolt!
Here's the Nazi economic plan:
1 Take out loans from the countries around yours
2 use said loans to buy natural resources from other countries
3 use natural resources to make guns
4 invade countries in the first 2 steps. No creditors, no debt!
Yep works every time lol some use hard tyrany others use soft same ends soft just takes longer and harder to see coming..
Well, to me at least, Keiser is using an entire race/culture/language to symbolize the corrupt nature of JPM. What would you think if someone were to constantly use caricatures of Israelis speaking Hebrew? I think he's gone overboard with it. Call me PC, but it be a bit insulting.
Yes I'm sure if you go to most German cultural heritage centers you will find a special emphasis on their pride around Nazi Germany. Sort of like how we in the US like to look fondly on the days of the antebellum South. You can't be serious...can you?!
I never said anything about Nazis. And there are plenty of Americans that continue to be proud to be southerners. So not sure what your point is there.
My point is that Keiser seems to like to equate Nazi Germany with JPM/GS/etc. There are other, more recent examples of facism, that he can use. Using Nazi Germany each and every time is getting old.
Proud to be German is different from being proud of the Nazi's or somehow fallaciously equating them with being German. Much like your equating loving the antebellum South with associated slavery as being akin to Souther pride. You can eat hushpuppies and catfish without joining the KKK or didn't you know that? Most Southerners who are proud of the South aren't proud of slavery you idiot.
Wow. You need to lighten up. It's a part of their video branding now. Do you really expect them to come up with new costumes, themes, and sets for each FREE video?
It's a political message, done to educate people. If you don't like the message, or the setting, go back to watching Dancing with the Stars.
p.s. I junked you. I doubt you even watched the video before you got your first-in-line comment in. I thought the video was fucking hilarious. "Don't worry Blythe, the IMF will still hire you."
No, I saw the full video from the other Silver Link provided by another poster. TD just happened to give the video its own thread.
And feel free to junk me since you don't seem to understand my point. I'm not debating the merits of the meessage - I just don't like how that message is being delivered. The medium is where I have a problem, get it?
Oh, I get it. But you are taking the delivery way too seriously. The Nazi's are an easily recognizable fascist example, well-known to be responsible to the rape, pillage, and death of millions. Therefore, the video can start with the premise that the characters are evil - without spending time on character building. I doubt you could conjure - in a 5 minute video - a character more hated then Hitler in the mainstream conscience.
And you have to look at the practical issues as well. Again, using the same sets, characters, costumes, etc. saves money, time, production, etc. And it becomes a brand - those "Nazi ytube videos."
You are asking way too much from a free video...
Agreed, people seem to be taking your post too seriously. Everyone always focuses on the nazis, I'd be a bit miffed if I was German, the west is just as evil as nazi Germany. Look what the IMF is doing to the third world, the torture, the wars, the economic slavery. But we keep banging on about some regime from 70 years ago that we happened to have a war with.
You really need to get a life.
Speak for yourself. I like the antebellum South.
How many Germans held an arm at half-mast ... ?
How many Americans "support the troops"? It's the same thing, there's just no hand gesture in the land of the free.
Actually, if you look back at early photos of American children pledging allegiance to the flag, you will see them employing the same salute that was common in Nazi Germany. It was modified to a hand-over heart style only later. In fact, if you care to know, the Pledge of Allegiance was created by an avowed Socialist named Bellamy.
Thank you, very true and wise words! All to often people "know" anything about a distant past events. They of course would always have been in the resistance and would clearly have seen through it. But somehow they are unable to see the exact same patterns in the presence.
To be honest, I find it even wired to have the national anthem being sung before/during each sports event.
What rock have you been hiding under? This is one of the best uses of this scene from Downfall, ever!!!1!
This has nothing to do with PC. Go punch yourself and forget about it.
And why won't the world ever let Germany forget about "it"?
The number of victims depends on which definition of "the Holocaust" is used. Donald Niewyk and Francis Nicosia write in The Columbia Guide to the Holocaust that the term is commonly defined as the mass murder, and attempt to wipe out, European Jewry, which would bring the total number of victims to just under six million—around 78 percent of the 7.3 million Jews in occupied Europe at the time.
Broader definitions include approximately 2 to 3 million Soviet POWs, 2 million ethnic Poles, up to 1,500,000 Romani, 200,000 handicapped, political and religious dissenters, 15,000 homosexuals and 5,000 Jehovah's Witnesses, bringing the death toll to around 11 million. The broadest definition would include 6 million Soviet civilians, raising the death toll to 17 million. R.J. Rummel estimates the total democide death toll of Nazi Germany to be 21 million. Other estimates put total casualties of Soviet Union's citizens alone to about 26 million.
In just Auschwitz they had to revise the number from 4M to 1M. A lot of the after war numbers weren't accurate and were later revised.
HOLOCAUST DENIER!!!! My grandma was in the holocaust and she told me 2bn jews were killed and turned into lampshades, I think she knows a little bit more about it then you.
2bn jews were killed and turned into lampshades
This explains 2 important historical mysteries... The sudden disappearance of 1 in 3 humans, and the 1945 low in the lampshade market.
Yeah, I bet those lamps were snapped up like MJ tickets. But I was being sarcastic, I tried to make it obvious but must have failed.
It was obvious.
heh .. cuz my grandpa, who would know from running a furniture store, often relives the days of the Great Lampshade Debasement.
60 million or so russians holocausted by guess who?
could never happen here.
and in armenia too:
meanwhile it looks like most jews who did perish in the work
camps died as a result of a typhus epidemic brought on by
the bombing of civilian targets like dresden which disrupted supply lines
(financed by joo banksters of course).
eisenhower (fingered in his west point yearbook as a terrible jew
(he finished near the bottom of his class btw)) killed millions
of germans in his post war death camps.
I wish he killed more germans. How quickly the ZH Jew haters come out of the woodwork.
More important question, why does the world allow Japan to forget about the rape of Nanking, the UK to forget about the Victorian genocide in India, Belgium to forget about king Leopolds genocide in the Belgian Congo, Dutch slave trade bringing in mammoth wealth, the French's behavior in colonial Algiers or any other of a laundry list of theft and murder committed?
Oh lord, and you call me the idiot?
You wonder why Nazi Germany gets so much attention yet all these other atrocities are literally swept under the rug?
You just answered your own question.
No, no by all means please explicitly explain your position. I have always admired Germany for being honest about it's past. I can certainly see what you are driving at because you are about as transparent as a Courtney Love blouse.
The answer to your question is that nobody has held those groups accountable because the minorities that died in those various and sundry crimes were not as educated and wealthy as the one Hitler targeted. But please tell us what's really going on or perhaps we could just go straight to the stormfront website for an update.
Or maybe that WWII happened within the time-frame of our current cultural consciousness? And that it was a dramatic shaper of current world events, politics, etc.
That's a solid point and I of course agree. The rape of nanking being brushed under the rug in Japan would still be problematic.
Jesus, guys. The reason we don't have a 'Rape-of-Nanking' video overdubbed with humorous JPM-shorting commentary is because i) there's no equivalent film showing the rape of Nanking with Emperor Hirohito losing his rag for 2 minutes, and ii) it's part of a now well-established tradition of spoofing the 'Downfall' film.
Part of the pleasure of these things is the absurdity of Hitler going apeshit over the price of silver/Oasis splitting up/whatever, and seeing how they weave in little details (like Blythe weeping outside).
But by all means, find a film about the rape-of-Nanking, and make a similar video. Please.
Haha. Nice attempt at a pincer movement, but fail.
I'm not going to disparage one culture/ethnicity to defend another.
You are defending nothing but the Nazis! That's been my point since my first reply to you. No German with an IQ above his shoesize sees something bad about the Nazi's and thinks it's disparaging to all of Germany. I do think they have had the burden of an undue amount of criticism given Stalin and Japan's exploits. That said equating a Downfall meme video with German bashing is to me bizarre at best.
That's the problem. It's not just ONE video. It's many. Sorry you cannot see it for what it is.
And make your own videos, then! :>D
Allow? Look into the history of the US Dept. of Education.
Better question: What will the price of silver be at the moment you sell half your stash to acquire a wide variety of other valuable assets (real estate, firearms, food storage) as the shitstorm arrives. What is the peak FRN price of Ag before the system as we know it devolves into haves and the cannibal packs of foodstampers (have-nots).
Because the communists had better PR and bankster backing maybe?
Stalin killed 30+ million.
Fuck that Mao asshole and his buddies killed 60+ million Chinese.
Hitler was an amateur in comparison.
Stalin and Mao did not kill a single person- they died of Typhus in "work camps".
Remembering "it" will help ensure "it" does not happen again. However, we "humans" have short memories and tend to repeat past mistakes. Insanity at the core?
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