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Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:11 | 1209802 Atomizer
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2011 record breaking rain within the US regions. Government will spin as it did during the harsh winter weather conditions. Late planting will effect corn for fuel based hybrids.

Let me Google that for you..


It's not nice to fool Mother Nature.

It won't be long until the spinmeisters find a pasty. This time, a group of villains are collectively working in concert. Let's see the names we can cross off.. Bin Laden, Taliban, Saddam Hussein, Muslim Brotherhood, Al Qaeda, Nigerian delta rebels, Somali pirates, and the list of make believe characters goes on.

The next highly organised group calls themselves BRIC(Brazil, Russia, India And China). This unbridled group plans to disengage from the US dollar as a world reserve currency. So how will this be spun as the next scary straw-man and your liberation mission?

My question for Bernank, how is it that your still walking around & not in prison. Your side kick Timmay will also be implicated.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:26 | 1209849 tempo
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Politically its a losing position to want to cut spending when nearly everyone is receiving Government benefits and deficits is so large. Its easy for the Dems to propose raising taxes on the rich since it will never happern. So the insanity will continue. I am sure the super rich already have their armed compounds built in another country that is holding their billions in gold. They will return after hundred million people have died so they rebuild their homeland.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:55 | 1209916 mynhair
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Quit cashing your Goobermint checks, and go off grid, asshat.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 22:35 | 1210017 johnnynaps
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Screw that! My unenjoyment is how I level this intolerable playing field along with starving this unConstitutional Beast.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 01:20 | 1210278 WaterWings
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Here's a new way to enjoy the weather.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 02:04 | 1210333 Yen Cross
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Excellent advise!

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 23:33 | 1210143 Hugh G Rection
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9-11. was not blowback. I assume the majority of the ZH community would agree with me that it was a false flag, staged event. The same global elites that have been fleecing the citizens of this country since 1913 decided we needed a Pearl Harbor type event to justify preemptive invasions into sovereign countries. The Taliban wouldn't let them build a pipeline, so they knock some buildings down kill a few thousand and blame the brown boogie man. They now capitalize on the fear they create to rob what's left of our liberty.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:07 | 1210195 topcallingtroll
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Never assume conspiracy when simple incompetency would also suffice.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:26 | 1210219 RockyRacoon
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So, you're opting for the Occam's Razor scenario?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 01:37 | 1210298 Arkadaba
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I am. Some wanted to put in a pipeline and they weren't that afraid of saying so - some resistance - invasion. 

Edit: Not sure if 9-11 was staged or not but there should be a real investigation.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 04:18 | 1210402 SME MOFO
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but i love the nightlife, i got to boogie

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 05:27 | 1210494 Shylockracy
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Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:43 | 1210241 FeralSerf
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Never assume simple incompetency when there are other very real (and more likely) possibilities.

There is a conspiracy to discredit independent investigations as "conspiracy theory." The official story is a conspiracy theory (19 guys directed by a dialysis patient in a cave in Afghanistan outwitted the largest military/intelligence network in history) www.oilempire.us/911.html

Why does the ADL spend so much of its resources discrediting independent 9-11 investigations?  Do they think that there exists something that may reflect poorly on the Zionist community?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 01:05 | 1210265 topcallingtroll
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It is pretty clear israeli intelligence knew about it beforehand. That alone is enough for me to say its time we quit being their bitch.

Anything else is less well evidenced.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 02:21 | 1210344 Moe Howard
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That's a statement I can get behind.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 02:32 | 1210351 Clay Hill
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Two points for correct analysis of "Dancing with Israelis" video.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 04:25 | 1210404 downwiththebanks
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The laws of physics are not "less well evidenced".  Millions of tons of steel and concrete do not spontaneously pulverize themselves due to gravity, or something that happened a few hundred feet away, or fires - even really hot ones caused to kerosene.

The only basis for believing the government's alCIAda fairy tale is trust in the John Ashcroft.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 05:14 | 1210442 Clay Hill
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Agreed, but it's a hard sell right now.

Let's be sure it gets included in the kiddies homework after that whole GFC / CivWar thingy.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:21 | 1210209 rocker
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9-11 was turned into a scam to establish a war for profits to those who knew what we would do, IE: Halliburton and Blackwater etc.  Not to mention the whole Homeland Security Bullshit. Why do we have the CIA and FBI. Hello Stupid America.  And we were fighting for our freedom. No, we lost freedoms and more lives than taken on 9-11 . All of which Bambi had to put on the deficit as it was never on the books. Capital One Card compliments of the FED and China.  The elite Wall Street Banksters always said, "Thank You for your service".  What they meant is, Sorry, but we are getting rich and will not pay for any of it. Don't even think your going to tax us either. You earned it, we take it. 

Benjamin Franklin ...."Those who would trade in their freedom for their protection deserve neither".   Amen.

                                                        We Are Japan Now.   

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 02:11 | 1210338 Whats that smell
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I remember Veitnam, the war profiteers were talked about then, during the run up to Iraq no one said shit. Wilson was about the only one to speak out. I am not so smart but knew it was a scam from the git-go.

Excellent read here:

(do not read if you like GWBush)



Wed, 04/27/2011 - 06:43 | 1210597 SilverDOG
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Many said much before Iraq invasion.

Main stream media was silent.

Thus, so were the masses; of sheeple.

A continuation of silence by both parties listed above, until the awakening.


Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:32 | 1210229 FeralSerf
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I'll agree that 9-11 was a false flag inside job, but 1913 wasn't the beginning.  It was an important event on the timeline.  Remember the Maine?  Manifest destiny?  A house divided cannot stand?

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:36 | 1210233 Bringin It
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Thank you Hugh G for your accurate summation.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 01:22 | 1210279 Michael
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9/11 was a public private partnership between the CIA/Mossad and a mercenary Muslim gang they named Al-Qaeda(The Base in English). Al-Qaeda is just a subsidiary of the CIA/Mossad. Government assistance to the patsy Muslims was extensive.

I just thank God 3/4 of all US Federal security personnel will be laid off as the complete and total economic collapse of the USA gets underway.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 01:45 | 1210314 Malachi Constant
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3/4 of all US Federal security personnel will be laid off

Sounds like something to look forward to, but there is always the other side. The Gub might be doing the value-producing folks a huge favor by keeping these pervert thugs employed.

Consider what all those thousands of prisoner-humiliating, peasant-torturing, kid-groping insecure sadists can do to a decent neighbourhood, when their paycheck is suddenly gone and they are kicked back into the street. Do they know how to change their mindset? Do they want to? The Kapp Putsch buildup is a relevant, IMO:

Germany was required to reduce its armed forces to a maximum of 100,000. [...] In March 1920 orders were issued for the disbandment of the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt. Its leaders were determined to resist dissolution (from Wikipedia)

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 06:30 | 1210582 onthesquare
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they could be turned into contractors. Bounty hunters roaming the country looking for and catching brown boogie men. Turning them over to the security spooks and collecting the bounty.

Don't forget building #7 and its contents all disappeared thanks to the smoke of 9/11.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 08:06 | 1210735 snowball777
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Cool. Because they want to stay at your house for awhile.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:13 | 1209809 Atomizer
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Lastly, Obama pledges that the US will be a major consumer of Brazilian oil.


Connect the dots.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 22:02 | 1209942 I am Jobe
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Obama: Let’s fund clean energy by stripping giveaways to oil companies



Hope and Change. You keep the change and I will keep my Gatlin

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 22:37 | 1210020 johnnynaps
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Good. Now we can lower Brazil's unemployment rate from 6.2% to 3.4%!

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 08:08 | 1210739 snowball777
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Wanted: Oil Rigger

Must be able to breathe underwater.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:14 | 1209814 mynhair
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What part of that pie represents Thousands Standing Around?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:23 | 1209838 Id fight Gandhi
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When Americans start revolting here like they are in mena will the military fire on them and crush them?

Most people have no voice in the kleptocracy.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:25 | 1209843 mynhair
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Yes, they will.  They will be sent in from different States.  Got RPGs?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:56 | 1209919 topcallingtroll
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Easy to make myhair.

Five thousand dollars of machine tools is all you need.
Those damn pakistanis produce ak47's in backyard blacksmith shops. Start downloading all the designs and plans while you can.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 22:18 | 1209972 mynhair
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Top, choir.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 22:43 | 1210035 JW n FL
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I would tell people to buy a machined reciever and forgo the stamped crap.. as it will force the price a little higher.. but anyone who has the know how to put together a parts kit already knows that..


What people need are cheap, accurate and reliable weapons.. and then they need to meet in groups..


That way the predator can take out as many at one time as possible.. video? ---------------------------> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNNJJrcIa7A&feature=related


which leads us to flir defeating!

"The hardest target to detect is someone wearing black felt or wool covering with a zero energy signature loss. By energy signature I mean that no part of their body covering is warmer than the outside ambient temperature. Sensors are designed to work with heat differential & movement over a given distance.
On "Mythbusters" they showed the girl going threw a infrared sensor with a sheet held in front of her. She didn't trip the sensor."



The largest threat, "is the one that you can not see". You can have every fucking long gun made but if you are not prepared to meet the threat that is coming, you will sufffer a short learning curve. I am sure that the Bought and Paid for Duly Elected Lobby Whores are well aware of the fact that people are not ready here for what they are willing to Order the Millitary (who serves those Duly Elected Lobby Whores) to throw at "We the People".


Until the Masses get a fucking clue.. nothing will change.. start sharing the truth with people.. source and site it.. provide a link, so that people can make up thier own mind.. and the more aggravated you are the more crazy you sound..


Just food for thought for those that do want to effect some real and lasting change.


Tue, 04/26/2011 - 23:35 | 1210145 mynhair
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Word.  You must be in Naples.  Always behind the times.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:39 | 1210238 JW n FL
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http://goo.gl/M4bcP FBI Don’t Need No Stinking Warrants! Personal / Civil Rights are a thing of the past!


Military Helicopter Exercise startles Miami residents http://goo.gl/itJiJ (YouTube Video) BlackHawks flying downtown Miami at Night.


Michigan, Police have been downloading info from cell phones during stops since 2006! http://goo.gl/qIM4I



U.S. Army Pys Ops Verse U.S. Congressmen & Senators http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/another-runaway-general-army-deploys-psy-ops-on-u-s-senators-20110223


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2381845,00.asp Court Orders Twitter to Hand Over User Info in WikiLeaks Case



FOIA Litigation for Accountable Government https://www.eff.org/issues/foia "Unfortunately, the PATRIOT Act did not include sufficient checks to protect innocent Americans” Senator R. Durbin (IL) http://bit.ly/guAj0C



Rigged Market Capitalism & Propaganda within the U.S. by the U.S.  http://goo.gl/RtmEr PLUS! http://goo.gl/qH4dN PLUS!! http://goo.gl/Uzm3q


http://goo.gl/3bto9  Do you Blog? Do you Chat? YOU! are a Home Grown Terrorist(s) Per Home Land Security! See Link(s) and Official Report(s).

http://goo.gl/sqbEu Senator Al Franken asks Apple why the IPhone Tracks its Users EVERY MOVE! Even while the Phone is OFF!


POLICE FATALLY SHOOT UNARMED MAN - Laying Face Down and Shot in The Back http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAHjhtYZpX0



the Police are Nazi's everywhere.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G63FEamhpA0 A nice Lady shot in the back and face, with rubber bullets.


Police (6 - 8 officers) Kick Child in the Face after trying to run him over with a car. http://bit.ly/fT59zI

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 01:53 | 1210321 Malachi Constant
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William Grigg runs an excellent registry of power abuse incidents - http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/.

Also, there is an informative map of botched paramilitary raids at Cato - http://www.cato.org/raidmap/.

Both resources beyond unbelievable.

Wed, 04/27/2011 - 00:41 | 1210239 Bringin It
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different States - like El Salvador?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:14 | 1209817 espirit
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We're not quite done in Libya freeing those repressed rebels, and Syrian freedom fighters will soon need similar help from the U.N.  That's going to take alot of BennieBux.

sarc on/off - I forget which.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 22:28 | 1209996 downwiththebanks
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By 'rebels', you mean the alCIAda who Uncle Sam has chosen to ally with in order to prevent China oil, right?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:17 | 1209819 topcallingtroll
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Benjamin Franklin envisioned us as a nation providing trade and intercourse with all. He was all over that intercourse shit every time he had a chance.

GW warned us about entangling alliances and we are now in lockdown all for a tiny country in the middle east.

I dont see a lot of terrorists going after a neutral country such as Switzerland.

Now why are we trying to be the world's policeman again?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:28 | 1209854 espirit
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Agreed, and why aren't we building Majik Market gas stations, 7-11's, and banks on every other corner if we own it?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 22:24 | 1209991 downwiththebanks
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The 'terrorists' going 'after' Uncle Sam are make-believe.  The real terrorists are the ones who plan the Black Ops in order to launch wars that serve Big Capital.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:17 | 1209821 mynhair
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Free Libya!

Sign title over to Iran.

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:19 | 1209826 mynhair
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Why has our Clueless Leader never forgotten a proclamation, in Arabic or whatever, for any Mooslim holiday?

Tue, 04/26/2011 - 21:42 | 1209889 topcallingtroll
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It is true.

He forgot easter but made proclamations for four muslim holidays.

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