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Complete US Debt Talks Update

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Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:48 | 1464132 Mongo
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Keynesian solution: Keep repeating "The US cannot default"

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:51 | 1464142 wanklord
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Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue.The sooner the US economy collapses the better, so these brutes will finally learn NOT to live beyond their means.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:03 | 1464172 Cognitive Dissonance
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These brutes?

My my, such strong language from a wanker.

I assume you are holed up in some fourth world country that is not affected in the least by what the rest of the world does or does not do. Not that I don't wish to see this entire stinking mess cleanse itself as well. But my friend, unless you are indeed living in that fourth world country, you are a brute too. You are just in denial about it.

Et tu Brute?


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:19 | 1464209 SMG
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No the "Illuminated" Oligarchy ruling the US are the brutes Mr. Weishaupt.  They are the ones who involve us in unending wars, undermine our currency, infect our banking institutions , silence any mass media that tries to tell us the truth, trick us with easy credit, corrupt our government, religions, and political system.   You know what is brutish? Torturing and  enslaving people for your own amusement.  Programming and abusing people from when they are really little to break their will and don't question orders when they are adults. Performing unmensionable acts on innocents, all in the name of some fraudulant "magick" religion.  Killing people just because the speak the truth or get in your way.  Those are the real brutes.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 16:22 | 1464386 Tuco Benedicto ...
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100% correct!


"We have met the enemy and he is us!"   POGO


Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:31 | 1464599 RockyRacoon
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You stole my line.   And Porkypine would agree.   A full 24 inch size framed and signed copy of the cartoon hangs above my desk.   Porkypine's opening line is "Ah, Pogo, the beauty of the forest primeval gets me in the heart."   At a long distance many things look pristine and beautiful, but up close we can see the grime and the pollution.    Flying over the United States is thrilling, but stopping in to get a close-up of the heart of most American cities reveals the truth.   It is the trash in the streets and the petty crime that infect us as individuals.   All of that to work its way up to the top with the election of those who would trash the economy and steal us into oblivion.   In the end it is we who are signing our own societal death warrant. Sigh.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 18:02 | 1464690 WmMcK
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And up close it will get you in the feet.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 20:22 | 1465014 RockyRacoon
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It is hard walkin' on this stuff.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 18:46 | 1464813 Atomizer
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Never underestimate Americans. We took down the banking cartel once before.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 19:33 | 1464927 AldousHuxley
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You mean never underestimate the idiocy of Americans? So stupid that they just got rape by the banksters and all they are worried about is gay marriage. Hey gays, marriage is nothing when you don't have any job/money.


Sh!t will have to get much worse, before Americans learn the hard way. But Fed is keeping the American Dream lottery with another bubble.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 21:13 | 1465102 sasebo
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When was that? Why didn't they stay took down? And who is "we"?

Just wondering.

Mon, 07/18/2011 - 00:30 | 1465439 Jack Napier
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The founding fathers took them down when they declared independence from the crown. Andrew Jackson took them down when he vetoed renewal of the National Bank's charter. Lincoln took them down when he prevented them from dividing our great nation which would have made their job much easier. In the end they still came back and won in 1913 with the Federal Reserve Act. Took down is really the wrong phrase, rather ran off. They're multigenerational parasites and their name is Rothschild.

If it isn't obvious already this problem is bigger than just the USA. Just because the media is stuck on trivial crap doesn't mean the people are. The peoples' voice is under attack, but thanks to sites like this we will be heard.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 16:07 | 1464342 sgt_doom
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Yo, people!

This is the only article one need peruse regarding this entire fiasco and political theater of the absurd:


(And for any members of the Obama Apology Network who still disbelieve that, like the Clintons, Obama is just another neocon, please refresh your memories on this WaPo article from 1/2009:)



Sun, 07/17/2011 - 18:11 | 1464715 cossack55
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I guess its ok to hear from different dimensions.  Which dimension does that moron live in?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 20:51 | 1465061 pods
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Wow.  That was a piece straight out of lala land.  

I especially liked the header up top:

"A project of the Franklin and Elenore Roosevelt Institute."

Yeah, figured that one out in about 30 seconds of reading.  I wonder if the writer actually believes this tripe to be true and factual?


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 16:07 | 1464344 sgt_doom
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Yo, people!

This is the only article one need peruse regarding this entire fiasco and political theater of the absurd:


(And for any members of the Obama Apology Network who still disbelieve that, like the Clintons, Obama is just another neocon, please refresh your memories on this WaPo article from 1/2009:)



Sun, 07/17/2011 - 21:55 | 1465192 John_Coltrane
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The article was unnecessarily complex in describing the roles of government as:

– it provides for the national defense.

– it purchases goods and services from the private economy for a wide range of public purposes, most of them individually quite small-scale in relation to GDP.

– it regulates a wide range of private-sector activity, for safety, health, environmental and other purposes, including financial stability – or so one should hope.

– it administers Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other pension and health benefit programs.

Instead it should have stated:

The role of government is income transfer.  Who gives up income and who gets it is determined by "experts" who think they "know it all". 

Like bankers, lawyers, and other parasites government serves the role of friction on the real economy.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:49 | 1464136 lolmao500
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In other news, the fear mongering has now reached fever pitch... raise the debt ceiling or else, Al-Qaeda will strike America...


A reduced US credit rating by any of the big three credit rating companies could provoke possible mayhem in financial markets around the planet and vastly escalate borrowing costs for the federal government and businesses, which would have a directly negative impact on public finances and further depress the nation’s overall economy.

“So you can understand why Al Qaeda, or any other terrorist organization motivated by the jihadist ideology, would see that America is highly vulnerable right now – perhaps more than it’s ever been - to an attack or attacks the impact or direct effect [of which] would be further depression of the US’s economy,” one of the counterterrorism officials said.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:50 | 1464140 lolmao500
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129h10 left till July 23 0000 EST.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:53 | 1464149 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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The only terrorist on this planet are the U.S. government... with the U.S. citizenry being ardent, unquestioning and unwavering supporters of this evil.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:00 | 1464160 cossack55
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Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:28 | 1464239 snowball777
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And you didn't stop us?! You're responsible too!

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 16:17 | 1464378 Tuco Benedicto ...
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That's spelled "Al Ciaeda"!



Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:53 | 1464143 Cognitive Dissonance
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Let's make a deal. If Congress forces the NFL to settle, then Congress can raise the budget ceiling by the amount of income the NFL takes in over one year.

That should give everyone in Congress and the Obama Admin a few more hours of additional time to negotiate the end of the world as we know it. And I get to watch some preseason games in August as God intended.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:58 | 1464156 InvalidID
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Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:29 | 1464245 snowball777
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Priorities! ;)

Less bread, more circuses!

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:44 | 1464286 Cognitive Dissonance
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I'm just trying to get my little ole piece of the action man. What's a poor boy to do, but leverage what little he's got? And what I got is my fat ass on a sofa waiting for the beer commercials and preseason. :)

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:57 | 1464317 Piranhanoia
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Oh Cog, the arena?  et tu?

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 16:09 | 1464352 Uncle Remus
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What's a poor boy to do


Except to sing for a rock n roll band...


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 16:15 | 1464372 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Good idea, but remember pre-season games still don't count!:)



Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:00 | 1464518 snowball777
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Try telling that to my bookie.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:35 | 1464612 Cognitive Dissonance
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Because you just don't bet on things that don't count.......right? :)

$10 says the next time you turn your head it will be.........left.....right.....left....and not right.....left.......right.

Come on man, I need some action. The British Open is over already and the Asian markets don't open for another.........

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:42 | 1464635 snowball777
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Neither. Pay up. :)

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 18:10 | 1464707 Cognitive Dissonance
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That's "Pay up sucker ".

OK, double or nothing. The next Gold tick will be.........down.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 18:16 | 1464729 snowball777
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Poor mofo tatoo'd a dying currency on his hand. LOL


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 23:43 | 1465395 StychoKiller
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Looks like a snake wrapped round a stake to me.  :>D

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:51 | 1464144 lolmao500
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And top republican told McConnell to go suck a bag of dicks.


Top Republican: House Conservatives Will Not Support McConnell Debt 'Cop-Out'
Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:36 | 1464263 snowball777
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A "true believer" with a need for limelight...but his "Tax and Expenditure Limitation Amendment" sounds interesting.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:11 | 1464546 knukles
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"Tax and Expenditure Limitation Agreement."

A temporary solution to a permanent problem manifesting itself in unlimited renewals and extensions.


Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:52 | 1464145 OneEyedJack
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I want my.....

I want my.....

I want my..QE Three.........

Dire Straits

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:37 | 1464270 snowball777
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No talk. Install u-wave oven. 

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 16:12 | 1464362 Uncle Remus
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It's always about the ovens...

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 17:36 | 1464617 RockyRacoon
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Shhh!  You'll stir up the Travs of the site and get them in here to trash the discussion.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:53 | 1464148 honestabe
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In summary, all parties are far apart and not really talking at this point. The potential House Bill also contains a long laundry list of pork and repeals of previous House legislation which will absolutely anger the Senate. Things are far worse than pictured here. But, the House has not yet formally proposed anything.  Budget legislation begins, by Constitutional law, in the House. So we are at square zero this  Sunday afternoon.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:56 | 1464150 InvalidID
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So the general theme is: We know we can't get anything passed, so we'll pretend to try to get everything passed? Is that about right?

 Fucking theater.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:57 | 1464153 Steroid
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It's time to kill Osama again!

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 15:02 | 1464166 cossack55
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Viking funeral this time. Burn, Biny, Burn.

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 16:14 | 1464368 BlackholeDivestment
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...brilliant. That's comedy, I recognize it.

...yeah, we could call it ''Thaw''. ''U.N.-Thaw'', peace keeping with a ''pre-emptive'' Nobel Prize, for nuclear NONproLIFEration, given to Rosemary's Baby. What a spiraling vortex of bullshit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXlxFtRi3A4 Of course they could take Colonel Kurtz's advice and just drop the O'Bomba and also go with the Comet that cometh. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Prw-I8QFno

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 23:46 | 1465400 StychoKiller
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Hey, Lord Voldemort returned to torment righteous Wizards and Witches everywhere!

Sun, 07/17/2011 - 14:57 | 1464154 CalibratedConfidence
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I want my Qe 3 Qe 3 Qe 3....baby...Q-E-3

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