The Cannibalization At The Top Escalates: Sokol's (Re)Response To The Ukulele Master

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Sat, 04/30/2011 - 22:58 | 1224856 Dr. Porkchop
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 A travesty of a mockery of a sham.

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 22:59 | 1224861 Pool Shark
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A travesty of two mockeries of a dozen shams...


Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:14 | 1224887 Ahmeexnal
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Jimmy Taggart and Bertram Scudder.

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:52 | 1224929 TruthInSunshine
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OT Alert, but it's important - if already posted, my apologies (it's a Bloomberg article from April 27).

I wonder when the bulk of the media will notice that the crisis at Fukushima Daiichi is growing at a level consistently worse than even the debt/deficit/credit/default crises of sovereigns around the globe, or when they will report on it, if ever:

Radiation Readings in Fukushima Reactor Rise to Highest Since Crisis Began

Radiation readings at Japan’s Fukushima Dai-Ichi station rose to the highest since an earthquake and tsunami knocked out cooling systems, impeding efforts to contain the worst nuclear crisis since Chernobyl.

Two robots sent into the reactor No. 1 building at the plant yesterday took readings as high as 1,120 millisierverts of radiation per hour, Junichi Matsumoto, a general manager at Tokyo Electric Power Co., said today. That’s more than four times the annual dose permitted to nuclear workers at the stricken plant.

Radiation from the station, where four of six reactors have been damaged by explosions, has forced the evacuation of tens of thousands of people and contaminated farmland and drinking water. A plan to flood the containment vessel of reactor No. 1 with more water to speed up emergency cooling efforts announced yesterday by the utility known as Tepco may not be possible now.

Tepco must figure out the source of high radiation,” said Hironobu Unesaki, a nuclear engineering professor at Kyoto University. “If it’s from contaminated water leaking from inside the reactor, Tepco’s so-called water tomb may be jeopardized because flooding the containment vessel will result in more radiation in the building.”

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 00:27 | 1224961 cossack55
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Please, we are too busy enjoying the unwinding of scumbags to be concerned about ELEs.  If we're going out, we want to be sure that scumbag, asshole and shit-for-brains precede us. Justice.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 12:37 | 1225574 Josh Randall
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Sun, 05/01/2011 - 14:31 | 1225726 That Peak Oil Guy
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A "top Japanese nuclear power expert and proponent" seems to think that three reactors have fully melted down.  That sounds so bad that I'm hoping he's suffering from dementia:


Sun, 05/01/2011 - 00:32 | 1224970 Ben Fleeced
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Just Now this worries you? 

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 01:17 | 1225000 Michael
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Thanks for the update.


I look forward the the US default on our national debt.

The rest of the planet will cut us off from trade with them and we will have to make everything we need and want right here between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans .

I'm a machinist and can make every part I need myself for my car or any appliance I need to have repaired. I'll be OK with a US bankruptcy.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 01:50 | 1225021 ViewfromUnderth...
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just a suggestion...

we'll all be machinists.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 02:15 | 1225040 Michael
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Machinists can't be replaced for at least 100 more years. There are too many variables involved. I expect Machinists will be paid more that doctors after the collapse since there are so few of us.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 09:09 | 1225260 snowball777
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I can wait for a custom gasket one hell of a lot longer than I can wait for a transplant and you'd be surprised what an idiot can accomplish with CNC tools.

Here's another way of thinking about it: is it more likely that a doctor could pick up your skill or the other way around?

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 15:33 | 1225817 RichardP
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With no machinist to create the tools, how is the doctor going to operate?

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 12:58 | 1225608 espirit
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Have a steam engine to run that mill? Or do you think there's no value in the aluminum/copper lines that run electricity to your place of business.

Unless you can do it all with a file/hacksaw/hammer. lol

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 08:53 | 1225250 Long-John-Silver
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All that does is produce a plastic or wax part from which a mold can be produced. After several steps not worth getting into you have produced a pattern from which a sand mold or lost wax process will allow the part to be cast. This cast part will need to be machined.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 10:18 | 1225347 Pool Shark
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Yep, 3D printing (or 'stereolithography' as it was originally called) as well as 'selective laser sintering' is 'tres-cool' technology, but as Long-John points-out; the 'part' produced is a non-useable prototype. You still need to cast/machine the actual part, not to mention proper engineering/machining experience to design the part in the first place.

By way of analogy; does anyone think that with all the new medical technology/tools/equipment, we won't need trained surgeons anymore?... 


Sun, 05/01/2011 - 08:49 | 1225247 Long-John-Silver
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I too am a machinist. I recently changed the labor rate in my shop.


Shop labor rate is 2oz Silver per hour.

If paying with US Dollars the conversion

rate is Silver spot + 10% exchange fee.

We accept Gold as well.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 09:18 | 1225276 Thisson
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That seems like a very high labor cost.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 10:18 | 1225339 Kayman
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2oz. of silver is about par for a machine shop rate.  You can double or triple that for specialists.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 13:25 | 1225662 Plata con Carne
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The Harley dealer shop charges $90/hour ..

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 12:49 | 1225596 1000DOLLARsilve...
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I will second that! Har!

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 00:42 | 1224978 Mactheknife
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Those are the guys.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 01:24 | 1225010 knukles
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Or Jimmy Swaggart and Debra Murphree's udders

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:30 | 1224907 kinetik
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Sun, 05/01/2011 - 00:47 | 1224979 SparkyvonBellagio
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FUCK THESE OLD A-HOLES! Grab your own piece of the World and don't believe what these PONZI CONFIDENCE MEN TELL YOU.

The A-Holes of Omaha and the Lizards of Lincoln.

Nebraska where the corn is tall and the Tales are Taller.


Bring it on Old Man/Men/PHUCKING FRAUDS!


Oh you do don't you?.... yeah and otherwise you'd be BUSTED BROKE.




Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:01 | 1224862 Oh regional Indian
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Can-eyeball-ism! The smell of a rump-roast in the AM (here in India anyways).

These are early steps in the take down of the system.

Who can you trust anymore, ehhhh? Not even sanguine sages who play you like a you-ke-lele! Off with their heads.


Sun, 05/01/2011 - 00:52 | 1224983 i-dog
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He spelled his name 'U K Le Lee' at the bottom of O'bomber's joke [Hawaiian] birth certificate. Get the joke? LOL!

The administration is now treating you with absolute contempt, folks!

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 01:27 | 1225015 knukles
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You mean Uncle Warren signed O's birth certificate?!?!?!

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 02:26 | 1225047 Moe Howard
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I can't find linda green's sign off on that birth certificate. WTF?

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 04:23 | 1225099 Oh regional Indian
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Holy smackarell. it is a joke. A con.

Good i-dog. Good i!

The farce is on, may the force be with us.


Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:01 | 1224864 mcarthur
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Careful.  The last time everyone questioned Buffett was NASDAQ 5000.  You recall all those young pups stating he has lost it for good? 

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:04 | 1224866 Long-John-Silver
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When you resort to cannibalization do not eat the brain or spine. Doing so could cause the shakes.

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:22 | 1224896 Pool Shark
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A group of cannibals is busy boiling several missionaries alive when they are approached by the chief of their tribe.

The chief demands: "Why are you boiling these missionaries? They're friars."


Sun, 05/01/2011 - 01:35 | 1225017 knukles
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What do you get if you insert human DNA into a goat?

Banned from the petting zoo.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 12:51 | 1225599 snowball777
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Heavy petting zoo.

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:05 | 1224872 Seasmoke
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Jump you fuckers

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:49 | 1224926 Bolweevil
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Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:14 | 1224882 Twindrives
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Buffet and Munger, two dinosaur turds who don't pay taxes and send huge political donations to Soetoro.   Just croak already you corrupt old bastards.      

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:58 | 1224935 Bananamerican
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are you engaging in "scapegoatism"??

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:14 | 1224886 Atch Logan
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So now the guys that destroyed the Nation are going after each other. Both sides have hidden  piles of gold, and they don't give a shit about anything but their own asses, anyway.

For them, let the good times role, while the rest of us watch on bread and beans.

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:28 | 1224904 CPL
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Couldn't tell you enough I told you so.


/b/rothers doesn't matter if most of you are with power by weds.  While nut sacks were concertrating on the PSN crap, the real pirates were finding the holes in other things.


This shit is done.  Star/Stuxnet was a fun play time.   The holes offered were to be a given of what they idiots couldn't patch.  Weds is a good day for humanity on a count down.   The Yanks and the Hens built it.  They have the counterreaction...but they don't.  Like the nuke.  Unlike the nuke, It's sitting in PSN, XBOX and WII..and their dumb fuck wifi devices like Blackberry....It's in your exchange server...right now.


kiss kiss...bang bang


Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:44 | 1224917 Dapper Dan
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I am intrigued,  please continue.

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:50 | 1224927 bankonzhongguo
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Will my beer stay cold?

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 00:00 | 1224939 Bananamerican
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chickens nukes and stuxnet holes?

.Does this have anything to do with the old guy i once overheard muttering, "...abe lincoln on a ham sandwich..."??

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 00:31 | 1224966 cossack55
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Please don't disappoint. I look forward to the future.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 12:54 | 1225600 snowball777
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Merlin looks back.

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:38 | 1224915 Timmay
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Fire up the Predator Drones.......

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:47 | 1224922 Sub Dude
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LMFAO - Billionaires crapping on the mere Millionaires.

But the lawyer says that Sokol "heroically served"? I think that is a hyperbolic melt-up of Chernobyl-esque dimensions. Maybe you could say that about Pat Tillman, and many of the other soldiers wounded in battle - but a millionaire-low-life-insider-stock-trading-awhole whose hardest decision was probably whether to take his family on vacation in the Dassault 7x or the Gulfstream G550? Let's just say that I will allow the phrase "heroically served" to be applied to Sokol after he has successfully committed seppuku. These folks are no different from the French royalty of 1789. For a little background:

"Louis XVI ascended to the throne amidst a financial crisis; the state was nearing bankruptcy and outlays outpaced income."

Sound familiar so far?

" The absolute monarchy that had ruled France for centuries collapsed in three years."

How many years have we been in the "Great Recession"?

The Corpocracy ( has become a monarchy that needs to be - in their own euphemistic lingo - "downsized" - with or without the guillotine.

Sat, 04/30/2011 - 23:53 | 1224932 topcallingtroll
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Lmao too. Good job.

Sun, 05/01/2011 - 00:32 | 1224968 cossack55
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I'll have that with the guillotine, please.

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