Guest Post: Can't Blame Economic Policy On Osama

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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:14 | 1243962 NOTW777
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typo - you mean obama

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:15 | 1243966 NOTW777
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prins - what a tool

hey, ignore those claims #s - look obama the warrior is at ground zero feeling our pain

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:48 | 1244105 Whatta
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A loverly photo-op for Mr Oh-Bomb-uh. Is he golfing afterwards?

And, when he "feels our pain" does he also grope, like Bubba did? My parts are feeling a little touched right now.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:22 | 1244000 Id fight Gandhi
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I get them mixed up too.

Obama bin biden

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:27 | 1244019 Hugh G Rection
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Whenever some staged event monopolizes media programming, that's when the real news is happening, in the shadows.


9/10/01 2.3 Trillion missing from the pentagon, next day a "hijacked airplane" hits the accounting dept of the pentagon

First ever FED news conference, unsustainable debt and a doomed dollar, Obummer comes out with a photoshopped longform BC

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:31 | 1244029 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Reminds me of the Underwear bomber, the dumb kid set up with a dud bomb and helped on a plane.  Non stop coverage for about a week to let the propaganda sink in.


Bend and cough bitches.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 15:12 | 1244499 chumbawamba
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Interestingly, aside from my dumb friend who breathlessly rang me up Sunday night to let me know the news, I have heard/seen surprisingly little reaction in the real world.  Normally, on a big event such as this, you'd expect people in real life to be bandying the news about constantly.

The fact that I barely heard a peep reveals a few interesting realities.  One of them is that this celebration occured almost entirely inside the media sphere.  If you weren't watching mainstream news on television then you basically missed the hype.  I have not watched one iota of MSM coverage.  I only read about it here and there on the internets (here on ZH and the other sites I frequent).  For the most part the reaction has been blase.

Listen, folks, this was a made for TV satire.  In the real world, this was entirely a non-event.  If you had no TV nor internet you would not know that some dude in some distant land was rubbed out and disappeared into the ocean.  You would, however, notice the blue sky, the shining sun, the nice breeze blowing through the green trees...all the things I am seeing.

Just an observation...

I am Chumbawamba.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 17:59 | 1245365 michigan independant
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I was thinking the same thing. My wifes smile, decent weather today and my childrens ability to say what is the point today with these people today. Endless death on both sides for the cheering mass is evil.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:13 | 1244192 Timmay
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I looked into this, looks legit. Did the U.S. ever figure out where this unaccounted for 2.3 T went?

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 15:03 | 1244458 NOTW777
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something must be planned for tomorrow too - obama has further photo ops with military

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 15:42 | 1244678 narnia
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Osama bin Laden, a man embraced by the US in its proxy war vs. the Soviets in Afghanistan, was a bad guy with a twisted version of justice inconsistent with a free society. 

What we have sacrificed in personal & economic freedom for the false choice of government security is inexcusible & inconsistent with core American principles.

Al Qaeda does not exist:

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:15 | 1243964 Atomizer
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Can't blame economic policy on Osama

When there's a will, there's a way.

-Obama Bin Laden

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:16 | 1243970 Thomas
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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:14 | 1243972 NOTW777
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was it osama TARP II and III?  osamaCare? osama stimulus? osama reinvest in america?

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:28 | 1244031 Seer
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How much do you get paid to troll for the Party?  All you ever do is post childish shit lambasting Obama.  Maybe one day you'll be able to really comprehend what is written and see that it's ALL these fuckers, because, because it's the fucking System!

You can't get past the name-calling level to really get to the meat of the issue.  Too bad.  But, one can only hope that god's evolution will work its way to clear things up...

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:35 | 1244046 Alcoholic Nativ...
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I doubt he gets paid to troll for the knuckle draggers.  Some people just really hate libs.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:48 | 1244095 Hugh G Rection
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Well he's not wrong...  I used to be a hardline neocon, until I woke up and realized they're both run by the same jekyl Island demonspawn pontificating fuckheads.


Its thinking one side isn't corrupt thats wrong.  The establishment right and left work for banksters, which is why we wont get a Ron Paul or Dennis Kucinich nominated.  It'll either be a globalist puppet like Romney or Hillary.


We're fucked, buy the dip!

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:47 | 1244102 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Oh they are both corrupt, but at least the neocons are blatantly sadistic and upfront fascist about it.  The limp dick democrats make me want to puke.  Obama the placator in chief was the last straw.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:14 | 1243977 Alcoholic Nativ...
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"Since the 11th, many of America's policies have come under the influence of the Mujahideen, and that is by the grace of Allah, the Most High. And as a result, the people discovered the truth about it, its reputation worsened, its prestige was broken globally and it was bled dry economically, even if our interests overlap with the interests of the major corporations and also with those of the neoconservatives, despite the differing intentions."

 "And for your information media, during the first years of the war, lost its credibility and manifested itself as a tool of the colonialist empires, and its condition has often been worse than the condition of the media of the dictatorial regimes which march in the caravan of the single leader."

Adam the American posing as Osama Bin Laden in a 2007 Al-Qaeda release.

The real Osama has been dead a long time.



Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:17 | 1243990 Vergeltung
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you're always good for a chuckle.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:00 | 1244156 Drag Racer
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Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:18 | 1243980 Vergeltung
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it really is a bi-partisan disaster. certainly supports the "there's no difference in the political parties" crowd...

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:17 | 1243985 drink or die
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I don't believe the official Osama story, but this article hits it on the head.  Who cares?  Either way, it makes no difference on where this country is.  It's not worth the time to argue it either way, there are more important things going on.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:49 | 1244101 Seer
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In a way yes, in a way no...

It doesn't matter because it's really only a story.

BUT, it DOES matter in that it's all predicated on lies.  Accepting lies doesn't really say a lot about a society, does it?

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:51 | 1244120 drink or die
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At this point, I think the people expect the government to lie to them.  Living in fantasy land is encouraged in our society. 

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:55 | 1244420 Alex Kintner
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Considering that polls show ~10% Approval for Congress (for both putrid parties), I think most people get it. And it's funny how that equates to about the precent of people who falls into the Upper wealth class.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:19 | 1243987 Pants McPants
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This analysis is excellent - so good, in fact, that I'd consider sending it to my blue team friends.

Except that means they'd have to read, think, and react....when in reality most proles excel at 1/3 of those tasks.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:19 | 1243995 carbonmutant
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The announcement of OBL's demise has certainly had an impact on the markets...

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:23 | 1244011 Sudden Debt
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On they have this hilarious title! GO CHECK IT OUT!!


Here it comes:

As Fed Exits Bonds, Others Likely to Crowd Back In



I almost pissed myself :)

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:49 | 1244112 Hugh G Rection
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should read:

As Fed exits bonds, Americans enter into bondage

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:08 | 1244185 hedgeless_horseman
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No byline other than "Reuters" means two things.

1.  It is an editorial (opinion) not a news story.

2.  Nobody at Reuters stupid enough to attach his/her name to this propaganda.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:26 | 1244016 I am a Man I am...
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obama finally died naturally under the protection of the US and Pakistani governments, once he finally passed away, they staged an event for the western world of OBL being taken out


Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:29 | 1244036 Sudden Debt
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Strange week he?


Osama showing his birth certificate

Obama getting shot between the eyes


crazy I tell ya!



Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:45 | 1244359 Alex Kintner
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Considering a steady diet of govt lies for the past 50 years, that's as plausible an explanation as the official one.

And they blew up a $10M helicoptor so it wouldn't fall into the hands of the Alqueda Air Force. Very convincing.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:27 | 1244020 Gold 36000
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As your president I promise to pour gasoline on every Federal building in Washington, D.C. and light the ceremonial match.  Vote Gold 36000.  No more pantywaists for president.  When the going gets tough the pyros get going.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:57 | 1244132 Hugh G Rection
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Troll'd 36000

remember to log out when you want to congratulate your own points from one of your other sock accounts.


Troll'd 36000 for Douche of the Year!

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:25 | 1244023 aa44aa
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Correct, we just can't blame the economy on Obama. My question is, did Obama, as our leader, act like a leader and recognize the problems and take the initiatives to fix them?

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:46 | 1244087 Sudden Debt
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let's just hope cotton prices go up way high...



Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:55 | 1244124 Hugh G Rection
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Despite the racism that made me chuckle.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:40 | 1244033 Zero Govt
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so the $2 Trillion extension to the debt ceiling is the $2 Trillion they blew on the banks.. a back-stop for bankrupt bankers to carry on zombie banking

no cure for the disease but spoon-feeding the virus sugar

taxpayers must be pleased with the 'wisdom' of this policy fix afterall they're picking up the medical bill

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:55 | 1244123 Seer
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It's just such a big Catch-22.  It's mandated that the banks have a certain level of reserves; but, they were unable to meet these levels because of everything crashing; there was no way to fill these "holes" w/o having their friends in D.C. run the machinery.

Zero sum game: debt transfered from private to public has not made the debt disappear (though it has allowed the big bankers [campaign contributors] to continue receiving their big bonuses/salaries [read "bribes"]).

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:40 | 1244070 Segestan
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Something actually goes right... Obama is a great leader. Something as expected goes wrong...Don't blame Obama thats racist!.. Somethings just Never get fixed.. Don't blame Obama!! .... It's Bush's fault.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 13:56 | 1244131 Whatta
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Don't blame Obama thats racist!.

You mean President Ob♠m♠ ?

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:01 | 1244148 alien-IQ
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Well now that the "search for Bin Laden" is over, perhaps they could put those freed up resources to work searching for the missing 2.3 trillion dollars from the pentagons budget? You remember the missing 2.3T don't you? the 2.3T that Donald Rumsfeld said had disappeared from the pentagons budget? Don't you remember that announcement? the one he made...September 10, 2001?

In case you don't's a reminder:

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:03 | 1244150 Herbert_guthrie
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Can't blame Obama or Osama for the current state of the economy, but we can blame their bosses.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:00 | 1244155 apberusdisvet
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Bin Laden had a host of debilitating illnesses, including Marfan's disease and kiney problems requiring dialysis.  When he worked for the CIA he actually was treated at Bethesda.  People with Marfan's usually don't make it to 60.  PM Bhutto of Pakistan told David Frost in an interview that she knew Bin Laden was dead in 2003; after which she was assassinated.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:11 | 1244194 Alex Kintner
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I keep saying, "They are Looters, not Leaders."


And after the Abrahms tanks finally run out of gas and the Chinese take over the US at World Bank's direction, it will all come out. Possibly resulting in an invasion of Paraguay to arrest and punish the culprits.

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:33 | 1244290 walcott
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Silver Bid $35.80 -3.49
APMEX 2010 Silver Libertad price $48.27!
That's a $13.00 premium over fake spot price!
They only have 216 of them! They don't have one 2011.
This is a murderous heist of biblical proportion!

Thu, 05/05/2011 - 14:35 | 1244302 walcott
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Silver Bid $35.80 -3.49
APMEX 2010 Silver Libertad price $48.27!
That's a $13.00 premium over fake spot price!
They only have 216 of them!They don't have one 2011.
This is a murderous heist of biblical proportion!

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