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US Defense Secretary Gates says establishing no-fly zone for Libya would require an attack on Libya

As a result, the entire crude complex levitated higher as if HFTed by the Fed's POMO desk.

 


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Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:32 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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My PMs also wish to thank Defense Secretary Gates.

Thank you!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:19 | Link to Comment Red Neck Repugnicant
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Magic words and phrases? !!  Oh, this will be fun!

Before I actually read what the magic word/phrase actually is, allow me to guess.  

Since this is primarily a libertarian forum for racist redneck goofballs, the options are endless:

Slavery

Coins

You done fired me up!

I want my country back!

Canned Hams

Creationism

Removable front porch

Camaro

Ammunition

Underground bunker

Gunsmoke

Smoke 'em out

Little House on the Prarie

Musket

Mullet

Nobama

Cabelas

Field and Stream Magazine

Get 'er done!

Gubmint

Palin

Eatin' high on the hog

Fix'n to put on britches

What in tarnation?

Silver to $50

........Should I go on, or did I guess it right?

 

 

 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:21 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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You missed completely. And may I remind you that the side of the barn is over there. ---->

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:24 | Link to Comment Red Neck Repugnicant
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Over yonder?

By uncle Chet's trailer?

I done gone there, and there ain't nutin' there but dem cows. 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Harmonious_Diss...
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You sir are human paraquat.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:13 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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Leave the cow's political leanings out of it.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Hexus
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-7 junks.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 18:40 | Link to Comment downrodeo
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LOL, you and redneck are probably giving one another the over-the-cubicle high five in your NSA dungeon. Has anyone else noticed the troll invasion of ZH over the past 4-6 weeks? They're multiplying like rabbits...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:24 | Link to Comment NYPoke
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Not hard to miss the side of the barn, when you are pointed in the wrong direction.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:24 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Need I remind you that you are the only one here who is a racist?

I recall you blithering on about how the brains of blacks and mulattoes are smaller than those of whites recently.

Get the fuck out of here.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:09 | Link to Comment trav7777
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huh?  Average brain size of blacks IS smaller.

This is what we call a "hate fact."

Oh and while I'm up, STFU you uncle tom racebaiting fuckstick

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:18 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Oh wow, he wasn't making shit up about you.

Here I was, defending your honor, and calling HIM the racist for summoning crazy racist thought out of his mind.

Fuck.

But hey, you and I fight enough that I can distance myself from you.  So yeah, go fuck yourself.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 23:22 | Link to Comment Mark McGoldrick
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quod erat demonstrandum....maybe this Red Neck guy is right - lots of bullshit racism around here. 

@Trav7777

The kaleidoscope of racism and bigotry through which you perceive your version of reality is a major impediment to your understanding of the world around you. You remind me of pompous 19th century European anthropologists and anatomists who manipulated data to make their culture and race look smarter than the rest of the world. Or if you're referring to the "research" by the The National Collaborative Perinatal Study from decades ago which attempted to correlate the radius of the cranium and intelligence, then you're relying on archaic science that has been thoroughly discredited. 

All the of the studies which attempted to correlate the size/weight of the brain and/or the radius of the cranium to intelligence were donebefore the major advancements in neurosurgery that we have today.  These highly complex and sophisticated procedures that we do today blow apart most of the pseudo-neuropsysiology of the past that was clearly and overly obsessed with differentiating races and cultures to no avail.   

It would be a massive surprise to those pseudo-researchers to see the results of modern day neurosurgery.   There are a myriad of neurosurgical procedures that sever one part of the brain from another, like a bilateral cingulotomy or a corpus callosotomy where the entire left and right hemispheres are severed - and there is no significant loss of memory or cognitive abilities in many patients. Multiple subpial transections are common too with, again, no affect on intelligence or memory.  

Even more extreme, properly trained neurosurgeons can successfully remove an entire hemisphere (functional hemispherectomy) of the brain with (often times) little affect on motor skills, intelligence or memory. It seems that size and weight of brain mass means nothing, and the radius of the cranium means even less. 

If regions of the brain can be totally severed from other regions, and if half a brain can be removed with no affect on intelligence whatsoever, do you really want to suggest that two standard deviations in cranial radius is significant?  You are relying on anatomical research that used rulers and scales. I'm relying on modern neurosurgical procedures that discredit your entire racist world view. 

Perhaps you should take a protractor to your own skull.  

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:29 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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LMAO. Hey, I think you have about 2 posts left before TD kicks you outta here.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:29 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Derp.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:41 | Link to Comment bpj
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:47 | Link to Comment Confused
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I junked you. Surely you have something better to do. 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Lord Welligton
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Not sure I follow you old bean.

Do you mean the a no-fly zone is not likely or that an attack of some kind, in order to establish a no-fly zone is not likely.

Or are you cerebrally challenged?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 18:25 | Link to Comment downrodeo
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So, do you lob these ill-conceived and insulting labels. Is it meant to make you feel better about who you are, or to make us feel worse about ourselves?

What purpose do you serve? Why do you put this energy out into the universe?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 20:49 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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THE magic phrase to get Progressives such as yourself to foam at the mouth:

http://www.atlasshruggedpart1.com/

Now, go to this site, it's more of a target-rich environment for such as you:

http://www.godlikeproductions.com/

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:22 | Link to Comment Math Man
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Have you guys forgotten that we bombed Lybia in 1986 and the stock market went up 20% that year?

 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:26 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Where is Lybia?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Math Man
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Near your Labia.

 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:41 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Like other trolls, you seem to have trouble understanding that not everyone is like yourself.

On a lighter note: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NCatFyP9tKo&feature=related

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:34 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Typo; he meant "Labia."

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:34 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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War = Market Viagra. How lovely.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:54 | Link to Comment pods
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Watch out baby, math man is gonna bomb your labia!

:)

 

pods

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:32 | Link to Comment slow_roast
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Protect the industrial complex - turmOIL protection in full effect bitchez!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:38 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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Uh oh... IRAN is heating up their big guns.

Serious shit about to break out. Hope you took your physical...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:32 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Silver is pushing at $35.

All the idiots who poo-pooed silver as being an investment for crazy people continue to weep and gnash their teeth.  Serves them right.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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Math Man's troll senses have just gone off, he will be here to battle you shortly.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:45 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Buried in the Troll graveyard.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:48 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Pavlov's dog has begun to drool. Get the troll mop ready. It's gonna be a messy day in aisle 3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ivan_Pavlov

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:50 | Link to Comment A Man without Q...
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No, he's just trying to find Lybia on a map...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:09 | Link to Comment traderjoe
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Libya? Labia? 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:22 | Link to Comment Lower Class Elite
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I liked Carthage better.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:12 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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No, Meth Whore is pimpin his skanky sorry ass in some street corner.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:22 | Link to Comment ColonelCooper
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Or to quote a line from Cheeky a long time ago, "He's busy giving blowjobs at a Turkish bath house trying to come up with enough money to cover his shorts."

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 15:14 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Thanks for the memory. That was most certainly a Cheeky classic.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 18:27 | Link to Comment downrodeo
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Alas, poor Cheeky

He is a person I sorely miss around here.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:53 | Link to Comment newworldorder
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Lybia? Lydia? Wasnt that a Marx brothers song?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:47 | Link to Comment AndrewJackson
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Although I do find justice in it, for my sake, I desperately wish that meth/math man was right and that silver was in for a major plunge. Then I could accumulate more ounces for myself with the same amount of fiat. Silver at $ 35 and Gold at $ 1500 don't exactly help the young stacker "stack". In retrospect, however, I am sure we will all look back wishing we would have pulled the trigger at 35,50,70, etc.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:59 | Link to Comment tmosley
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I agree, another 2008 style plunge would make me very happy, as I bring in enough money to cover all of my expenses, and can just hold on to my silver.

It won't happen, though.  If it did, silver would disappear to an even greater extent than it did in 2008.  You would have industrial users standing for delivery on the COMEX in a desperate attempt to stay in business.

As I have said before, plunging silver prices are good for those who hold physical silver, because it will bring the Ponzi to an end much more quickly.  Prices rising like they are is actually more like a worst case scenario, as increased prices bring supply onto the market, allowing JPM and Co to cover their shorts.  In the long run, the price will be the same either way.  I would prefer a default because it will boost the price much more quickly and allow me to move into productive assets and start producing sooner.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:14 | Link to Comment barkingbill
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how on earth could RISING SILVER PRICES allow JPM to cover their shorts? doesn't this fly in the face of what max keiser is doing with his buy silver campaign?

 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:31 | Link to Comment tmosley
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They have access to the Fed's printing presses, so they can get any amount of dollars that they need, whether in the form of a bailout, or an under the table "loan" to buy any available silver off the market to service those standing for delivery.

On the contrary, if the price crashes, all supply disappears, just like back in 2008, and they won't be able to source silver to service anyone standing for delivery.

Fraud is fraud is fraud.  There is no way to escape higher prices for physical silver, as much as the trolls want you to believe.

Edit: and Keiser's buy silver campaign contributes to JPMs problems by removing physical silver from the market more quickly, meaning they must allow the price to rise even higher in order to keep from defaulting.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:34 | Link to Comment Math Man
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"They have access to the Fed's printing presses, so they can get any amount of dollars that they need, whether in the form of a bailout, or an under the table "loan" to buy any available silver off the market to service those standing for delivery."

Seriously?  You've totally lost it.

THEY DON'T HAVE A NAKED SHORT.

THEY CLOSED THEIR COMMODITIES PROP BUSINESS MONTHS AGO.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:43 | Link to Comment tmosley
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The fact that you can't tell the difference between their (now closed) prop trading desk and their (very much open) commodities trading desk speaks volumes to your ignorance.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:08 | Link to Comment Math Man
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Dip sh*t - Prop desks make bets with the houses money, flow desks take orders on behalf of clients.

When you close the prop desk, the flow desk is still around - but they only trade on the behalf of clients.  Which means they don't make naked shorts....

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:26 | Link to Comment tmosley
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Yes, I know what a prop desk is.  The fact that you don't know the difference between the prop desk, which closed, and the commodities trading desk, which is still open, and headed by Blythe Masters (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blythe_Masters).

You are confusing your terms to such an extent that you simply don't know what you are talking about, which is why you are only making 1-2% per year in an environment where a dart throwing monkey should have made at least 5-10%.  Stow the gab, loser boy.  No-one is buying your crazy here.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Math Man
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Prop desks take risk, flow desks don't.

Blythe's remaining commodities desk doesn't take risk because it is a flow desk.

It facilitates orders for clients.

So, unfortunately, they don't have a massive silver short, unless it is for a client because they don't take any principal risk.

Sorry dude.  You're just wrong.

Keep believing your conspiracy theories.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 20:55 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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So, how long have you been working under Blythe?  You type with such authority and all...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:57 | Link to Comment Harmonious_Diss...
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bLAH bLAH, "Silver top", BLAH BLAH< Ferrari, Blah, Power Companies, BLAH BLAH, Labia, Blah blah, puts.   $5 Blah, uh, well, uh,  dig,  coal.  Blah!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:37 | Link to Comment depression
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Silver supply has become inelastic faced with overwhelming global demand. Price no longer matters, and the paper price (SLV) never mattered.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:31 | Link to Comment pendragon
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stocks hardly even blinked

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:36 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Stocks are dead, and an actual BIG loss today considering the beating the dollar is getting.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:56 | Link to Comment TheDriver
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ding ding ding. We have a winner!

I couldn't get this concept through my sister-in-law's head last night. "I hear what you're saying...but my 401k is up this year," she kept repeating. [sigh]

 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:12 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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All these people know is "look my stocks are up...."

If they spent as much time doing due diligence as they do watching Jersey Whore et al, perhaps, they'd understand that for every tick higher in the "stock markets," their living standard just declined by an equal or greater amount!

 

Breaking news that Dr. Deficit needs to read:

 

Germany's Merkel says cannot artificially reduce interest rates, they are expression of trust in a country

 

REALLY?!?!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:24 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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Somebody ought to carve a swastika on her forehead.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:06 | Link to Comment Confused
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Out of curiosity why is that? 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:16 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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He saw it in a Brad Pitt movie and thought it was cool.  Then he saw the Brad Pitt jpeg here....

I was going to do it to, but he's faster on the uptake.  Mad typing skillz and all.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:01 | Link to Comment newworldorder
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The European Central Bank, the FED, the BIS and the IMF do not agree with her. Only German and French workers agree with her - and what do they know? After all they still want to remain German and French citizens, not Europeans.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:13 | Link to Comment trav7777
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yeah I just met w/ an HR person who talked about how people are MUCH happier with this year's 401k plan administrator...I just bit my tongue and did not ask the obvious, "why, because their balances went up?"

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 20:59 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Just like in Special Relativity, frames of reference are a hard concept for the Ignorati to grasp. :>D

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment falak pema
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Cut your nose to spite your face... let's hope the noseless variety will learn something about face change.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment 66Sexy
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The FED want oil prices to go up. It will slow the economic recovery, and enable them to funnel more liquidity to wall street. The dollar? revaluation vs all assets.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Slow the non-existant recovery? Ok go ahead. Hard to keep up with the costume changes in this Kabuki theater.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment Spalding_Smailes
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Russia , China , Brazil , U.K. , Japan .... Just gave the " green light ". Lol'

 

Everyone wants " the status quo - "

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment LOWNskater52
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POP goes the weasel

 

101.30 and climbing

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:42 | Link to Comment John Wilmot
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"POP goes the weasel"

But does the weasel go POP?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:03 | Link to Comment Cash_is_Trash
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Brent baby BRENT.

WTI isn't as accurate.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:12 | Link to Comment tmosley
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It's perfectly accurate, it just isn't relevant.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment SWRichmond
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We're going to war...wait, we're already at war...is Congress going to vote on this?  Stupid question.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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LOL

There are no stupid questions when it comes to Congress, just stupid Congress persons.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:47 | Link to Comment reescher
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There are no stupid Congresses when it comes to Congress, just stupid voters.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:04 | Link to Comment newworldorder
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LOL - but so very true.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:16 | Link to Comment trav7777
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ain't it amazing that Congress's aggregate approval rating is below 20%, yet the SAME motherfuckers get sent back over and over and over again?

These career incumbents like Barney fag and pelosi...wtf, you'd have me believe that EVERY incumbent has 60% approval in their home district?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 15:19 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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If you didn't vote you cannot complain.  That's because your votes really do matter. So keep doing your civic duties like voting and paying taxes. 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:38 | Link to Comment MayIMommaDogFac...
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lulz

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment Pants McPants
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That slope just keeps getting slipprier, doesn't it?

First the US needed a declaration.  Not anymore.

Then the US invaded countries who posed a "threat" to the continent.  The US never found any WMDs, but decided to stick around to build.......something.  Oh and to make sure the poppies would flow.

Now the US only needs a civil disturbance to let slip the weapons of war. 

Progress!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:35 | Link to Comment RobD
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Brent at 117 and rising. $4.00 a gallon here we come.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:35 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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Bomb their ass and steal their gas bitchez!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:38 | Link to Comment victor82
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But, but, but, but... I thought this was Change We Could Believe In.....

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:38 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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When they start messing with our oil it's on bitchez!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:42 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Its not even 'our' oil, it mostly goes to Europe, then again US=Britain so release the dogs of war!
< ; D

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment John Wilmot
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Oil market's international, dollar denominated, doesn't matter where it is geographically...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:48 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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King Dollar!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:41 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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"Our" oil regardless of where it's actually located. Divine right and all that.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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The constitutional right to drive in circles.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:49 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Manifest destiny:  The anti-climax.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Nepenthe
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Any words on US soldiers killed in Frankfurt??

 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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2 dead. A 21 y/o Kosovo man has supposedly been arrested and a terrorist link is being investigated

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:41 | Link to Comment Nepenthe
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Ok, just found this.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/europe/2011/03/201132154234681931.html

Possible terrorist link you say? I would never have guessed. 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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If I delayed the airport security line by 30 seconds because I couldn't get my shoes off quick enough I would be labeled a terrorist.

The word is becoming a farce. Good. Maybe the average Joe will begin to question.....er......never mind.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:18 | Link to Comment viahj
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no shit, this term has been bastardized to the 'nth degree.  how is it "terrorism" if the attack is against the military/government?  isn't terrorism an attack against civilians with the intent to scare the people into submission?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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2 dead. A 21 y/o Kosovo man has supposedly been arrested and a terrorist link is being created

 

Fixed.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:13 | Link to Comment Bananamerican
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did he "train" in Libya by any chance??

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:19 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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He may have tried to buy yellow cake uranium there.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:05 | Link to Comment ZakuKommander
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As positive customer reviews show, it's easier to buy at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Images-SI-Inc-Uranium-Ore/dp/B000796XXM/ref=sr_1_3...

 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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Brega has been attacked, but no mention yet on fate of oil/gas terminal (key).

Fatal attack on US military in Frankfurt Airport Germany adding to global tensions

No fly zone over Libya being mentioned all morning long 

 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:47 | Link to Comment Pants McPants
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Clearly the US must attack Germany.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:03 | Link to Comment PY-129-20
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Yep. You still have thousands of troops in our country and about 20 nukes. Most Germans I know are quite happy about the current status quo. Especially mayors of the small towns next to the military bases. It's not called K-Town for nothing.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:40 | Link to Comment Dr. Porkchop
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War creates jobs! Someone has to make those body bags.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:47 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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over 77k killed in our two wars as it is

the unreported casualty numbers are higher than vietnam already

tuff to find, but there in VA statistics

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:59 | Link to Comment LoneCapitalist
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Yeah, but thats alright. The S.C. says we have the right to harass the families of those that died. Its all good.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:40 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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I guess we should see millions of 'NO BLOOD FOR OIL' Obama minions rioting all over the country today over a clear war for nothing but oil. Or not....since they havent been directed to be angry, make signs, and riot.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:05 | Link to Comment Max Hunter
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Didn't you get the memo.. Democrats are okay with war for oil now that Obama is in office..

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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They're waiting for the USS Enterprise to steam over from the Suez Canal

USS Ponce amphibious assault ship has joined up with USS Kearsarge

Discussions taking place with US allies in the region and NATO

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:48 | Link to Comment clones2
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Sounds FUN...  Our "boys of war" haven't had any good opportunities for an assault from water...

Seems like this will be a good "exercise" for them...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:54 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Sounds fun, till it goes wrong. Remember Russia has been shipping Libya weapons for the last 2 months like crazy, this kind of haphazard warmongering with the assumption that 'all goes well all the time, we're US military' may just backfire miserably. Remember the Romans.
Can you imagine a scenario where hundreds of US troops are suddenly being held hostage?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:59 | Link to Comment clones2
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please dont give the military that idea... what a great way to expand our presence in the region.  All it will take is a few soldier deaths in Libya for some real fireworks...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Caviar Emptor
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They're dusting off Operation Torch manuals at the Pentagon right now :-)

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:14 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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that would be a big miss ;-)

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment tahoebumsmith
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Go ahead Gates, start another war over oil. And after you kill hundreds of thousands of innocent women and children just like you have done in Iraq and Afghanistan the entire Muslem world will finally realize that the world police are only in it for the oil. Listening to Hillary Clinton say she will not stand for the Gaddafi regime to kill innocent people is mind boggling after looking at the 100's of thousands of innocent people we have killed in Iraq to control the so called weapons of mass destruction that never existed. It's time to look in the mirror and call a spade a spade and admit that the Global police are the real cause of World's demise.  

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:50 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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A CLEAR war for oil...now wheres all the media up in arms criticizing it as such, as theyve done in prior years? Also do you notice the total silence from the media over gas prices shooting up? In past years, they'd have reporters at the pump interviewing pissed off people and demanding answers from congress, the white house.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:53 | Link to Comment John Law Lives
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The Iraq War was supposedly a war for oil.  I am not sure what it accomplished other than the US establishing military bases there... with no apparent intent of removing them all... whilst the military-industrial complex feeds at the trough.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:56 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Roman empire, spread WAY too thin, was its demise.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:11 | Link to Comment Hannibal
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And,....Vietnam, USA's own holocaust.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment treemagnet
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Anybody know whats going on with rice - I assume its up again.  Wonder when the chinese get their turn.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:48 | Link to Comment John Wilmot
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Don't know about rice in particular, but Ags crashed hard a few days ago...have no idea why. Some EM sovereign intervention is quite possible, as the western PTB seem to very much want more food inflation. I would have bought the dip but I was already swimming.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:51 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Same with PM's a few weeks ago when everyone declared their demise. ICE put margin increases in. But Im sure we'll see the prices pop again soon.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:56 | Link to Comment DeadFred
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Spec $$ are limited and went into oil an PMs.  The fed will have to print some more...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:54 | Link to Comment tahoebumsmith
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There's actually some good news about rice. Now that oil has topped $100 bb it is more expensive to make the rice tainted with plastic then to sell the real thing. So all those plastic eating rice people might actually have a chance of survival now that the petro will get flushed from their systems before the cancer sets in.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:05 | Link to Comment AN0NYM0US
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unlike most other agcommodities rice has been quiet

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:23 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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I thought I read somewhere that it was being supported by an Eastern government. Vietnam?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:48 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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gaddafi threatned the "fortune 500".....thats a no no

 

http://nakedempire.wordpress.com/

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:48 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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silver just hit 35.00

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:49 | Link to Comment John Law Lives
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When artificially inflated home values run out of steam as an economic stimulus...

When massive budget deficits run out of steam as an economic stimulus...

When creating fiat currency at a frantic pace runs out of steam as an economic stimulus...

The next logical step is to wage another war.

Is there ONE PERSON in Washington DC with a scoop or morals and integrity?  I think Ron Paul and son might be, but they are still Republicans.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:49 | Link to Comment gwar5
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Silver just hit $35. with gold hitting over 1440 same time.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:52 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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My prediction to $40 in ~3 weeks is coming to fruition... along with WWIII.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:51 | Link to Comment unionbroker
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the world supply  of oil has to be protected .Whatever needs to be done will be done . 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:54 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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Oh stop it! We're bringin' them "democracy" and "freedom..."

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:17 | Link to Comment Bananamerican
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do they want fries with that?

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:25 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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We're bringing them McD's and Starbucks. That alone is worth a few million human lives...

We live in a sick sick world that is now officially on life support.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:36 | Link to Comment iDealMeat
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+AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!!  and SUPER size it..

 

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:51 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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OPEC has been using too much of our oil bitchez!

 

(Reuters) – Unrest sweeping the Middle East could squeeze OPEC’s precious spare oil capacity for the long term as well as the near term as fearful governments delay reforms needed to tame galloping domestic fuel use...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:59 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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export land model with a cruise missile up its ass. Fork it over bitchez!

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 14:25 | Link to Comment trav7777
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you even bring up XLM and you can forget about getting any polyanna to accept even PO...it's just too fuckin scary.

I don't even broach this subject much in the discussions because you don't catch birds with sudden movements.  XLM is hades on the horse following PO.

There are several nations who hit peak in the past decade or so, all hit net importer around the 7 year interval.

If you're looking for bugout, you have to find a net exporter, because the fight is over exports.  We are looking at scrapping against nuclear powers now for the dwindling globally available oil.  Or, facing having to literally deprive people in producer states of product.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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  Given what's going on, it's time to go Medieval....

Hey, if we can save some of the more intelligent ones, all the better.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:52 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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Sorry to say, Mr Gates, but Dr. Deficit has got you out numbered.

WTI at $101.70 and rising sharply. Bring the troops home to bring order to the US... tic tic tic

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:58 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Just_lite do you notice as I do the total silence from the media about gas prices? Where are they with a reporter stationed out front of the sign that reads $3.60 avg and doing interviews with pissed off pumpers and demanding answers from congress, as in years past? Its all surreal.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:09 | Link to Comment Pants McPants
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Apparently pain at the pump is like sex: it only hurts the first time.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:15 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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Only hurts, if you're female and a virgin. We're all men with 20" dicks now.

They know what level is good...

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Pants McPants
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Ha!  Reminds me of one of my favorite jokes:

"Hey, I figured out how to get a 12" cock"

- How?

"Fold it in half"

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:26 | Link to Comment New_Meat
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c'mon SD-1, you know THAT answer! ;-)

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 13:32 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Yep! Just sayin.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:55 | Link to Comment youngman
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This is just a way to get people and countries to start buying our Treasuries again...the "flight to safety"....its a monetary policy to start a war....its good for treasuries....

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:58 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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LOL! Good one.

Wed, 03/02/2011 - 12:57 | Link to Comment John McCloy
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Everyone pay strong attention to Russia. They came out yesterday stating "They are opposed to military intervention in the sovereign state"

   I still believe Russia is seeing a frail U.S. economy and finally the President they have dreamed of having in place that they thought they saw in Kennedy which is one which can be pushed around. There is no political will for any more wars especially when most Americans want these two ended. Putin will be re-elected and he has full intentions of returning Russia to a dominant superpower.

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