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    How many “emergency” “secret” meetings do the central planners around the world need to have before the citizens of the respective countries begin to fully understand and take notice that something...

Guest Post: The Show Must Go On

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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:19 | 1453393 doomandbloom
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show must go on

and it will ....


as i said before this debt ceiling thing is the best reality TV we will ever see....everything will work out...

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:36 | 1453473 max2205
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Mitch “Turtle Face” McConnell ....omfg!!!!!

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:44 | 1453489 doomandbloom
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he IS reptilian..

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:23 | 1453682 CompassionateFascist
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Never trust a man with no chin. Wow! yourz is in color!

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 18:33 | 1453945 CSA
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Yeah, that "turtle face" shit was funny.  Probably stole it from someone else, but most funny things are anyways.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:21 | 1453401 Sudden Debt
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2015....  2021?!!









Keeps on going and going, AND THE END, MY GOD THE END SUCKED!


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:50 | 1453535 SWRichmond
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Already three years of 10%-of-GDP deficits.  We're dead mates.  2021 doesn't exist.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 20:50 | 1454428 RockyRacoon
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What happened to the H.L. Mencken quote at the end?

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:22 | 1453404 Hedgetard55
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Gold and silver, bitchez.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:32 | 1453451 Sudden Debt
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well, if those keep on rising for the next decade I'll just ride it out.

50% a year should do it.


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:36 | 1453469 Sudden Debt
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just thinking....

100% a year is better.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:23 | 1453407 Piranhanoia
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Using the difficult to find talents of the panel of Am er.. I can, I Doll!  would be highly appropriate on politicians with difficult to find bank accounts.


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:23 | 1453409 Gold Man-Sacks
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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:24 | 1453410 dick cheneys ghost
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Good Read......thanks for sharing.......

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:25 | 1453420 Jim Quinn
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It's missing the H.L. Mencken quote at the end:

”Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:50 | 1453539 samsara
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. all the odds are on the man who is, intrinsically, the most devious and mediocre — the man who can most easily (and) adeptly disperse the notion that his mind is a virtual vacuum. The presidency tends, year by year, to go to such men. As democracy is perfected, the office represents, more closely, the inner soul of the people. We move toward a lofty ideal. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last, and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron."

  --   H.L. Mencken  July 26, 1920, wrote in The Baltimore Sun: " .
Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:03 | 1453594 Logans_Run
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Oh praise for that day because we have obviously arrived!

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:30 | 1453713 CompassionateFascist
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That's already happened about 30 times. Woodrow Wilson, erudite moron: Fed, Inc Tax, WW I.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 18:51 | 1454000 NotApplicable
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Seemingly it's the rule rather than the exception.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:54 | 1453817 DosZap
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Sure am glad we are not a Democracy......................whew.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 18:08 | 1453862 Shell Game
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That does complete it nicely. Thanks, James, great article.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:31 | 1453443 BobPaulson
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My biggest fear has always been what the military and secret polices do when they become underfunded. When their only remaining assets are their infrastructure, they will become increasingly inclined to leverage it if paycheques stop or shrink in any painful way.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:44 | 1453507 cougar_w
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Interesting point. However if it really came down to it a good part of the military is in no position to fight on home ground, and the ones that are will have to find their own way home from far away.

I am less worried about the military than I am the cops. If the ax falls in a big way the interesting turf wars will be local and may have already begun.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:12 | 1453637 MachoMan
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What the fuck are you guys talking about?  The police will be too busy lobbying/protesting for entitlements to do any real work...  already saw this in my city with the last sales tax increase...  (it was a trifecta of government awesomeness: teachers, police, firemen all joined forces to get a tax hike).

You need to worry about what happens when there is a power vacuum and who fills it (it will be filled, at least in large part...  although, not necessarily immediately).  Don't worry about the guys who used to stuff kids in lockers in high school...  they'll have other shit to worry about...  and, in all likelihood, will be on your side.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:20 | 1453658 BobPaulson
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When the Soviet Union went TU, the rapid integration of the KGB and mafia was very spooky. The most armed and dangerous out there in the US are related to the "war on drugs", though many there are already rogue in spite of spin to the contrary.

I just came back from 6 months living in Mexico, and of course there the underfunded military poses a continual threat to their futile prohibition warz guided by the DEA.

A complete breakdown results in people with arms and training having to become security entrepreneurs: a devilishly grim euphemism for protection racketeers. As for the spooks with access to covert ops hardware, I can only guess what kinds of activities they will fall back to after their first paycheques are too inflated to buy a loaf of bread.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 18:00 | 1453842 cougar_w
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security entrepreneurs

Thank you for that one.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:19 | 1453661 BobPaulson
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deleted double post

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 18:53 | 1453993 DosZap
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I (at least) am hoping hopium, that the military will end all this silliness and remove the current govt, and have a new one set up.

Constitutionally, with NO Old members allowed unless the Military leaders know them well, and trust them to actually go back to Const Gv't.

Wishful thinking I know.

However we need to be aware that orders have been given, and two major command centers w/ a minimum of 20,000 soldiers are on ready alert at each facility, at northern command center, and southern command center.

That said,I agree the turf wars have begun.

Against retailers............

The NEW PHENOM is GANG ROBBERY of stores,malls,etc.

I know you folks have seen it on the news.

Started w/30 in a convenience store, and then has already started escalating .

Last one was at least 100 in a Mall, they enter rapidly, and overcome all security by sheer #'s no violence, and take what they can carry, and leave the same way.

Look for more Monkey See Monkey Do here..............there is no reprisal.

Even if Cops were present far too many for a handful of officers to even slow up.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 19:47 | 1454213 toady
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this is where the automatic weapons come in. after half of 1 of these groups is gunned down they will think twice about doing it again.

this kind of stuff won't happen until the big crash though...

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 23:52 | 1454968 HungrySeagull
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AutoYou will do well to consider buying stuff online and having mr brown deliver it instead of going to malls and such places that these mobs gather.

If you live in a good sized town or city, now is the time to move the fuck out because with copper at 460 a pound they are stealing the shit all over. I have a few cameras watching my ground wire at the moment. Much good they will do anyway.

I expect them to go for the service drop pole and cart off the 100 pound 50 year old copper internal transformer if they survive the theft.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:51 | 1453541 Dreadker
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I wouldn't be surprised if the 'lost legions' scenario arose - like happened to the romans... sorry service members... we can't afford to fly you home in a C-130 - your're all resourceful - figure it out yourselves....

And those here no doubt will sell weapons on the black market to support their families... been happening in argentina for years now ;-)

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:03 | 1453590 cossack55
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Reminds me of Prague in 91', the poor soviets would sell you anything. Tanks, rocket launchers, RPGs, submarines, destroyers. Taking delivery and transporting to US was a problem.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:24 | 1453686 ThoughtCriminal
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... wives, girlfriends, neighbors' daughters, ...

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:33 | 1453726 CompassionateFascist
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Wed, 07/13/2011 - 19:05 | 1454041 DosZap
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Taking delivery and transporting to US was a problem.


Somehow I do not believe this, as there are SO many ports, and landing sites/small planes, and beaches, not under the eye of Sky Net.

Not enough people or equipment to stop it.


The fun begins when the gangs,B & C's, supplied w/FA AK's(by a  left nameless in house tax funded group).

Turn them into legalized door to door ops.


Of course they were set up,(dumb as a box of rocks) and are/will be cannon fodder, but it will serve two purposes.(for those that enlisted/furnished them w/hdwre)


If and when they are given the GO.


I am sure some of you are aware/remember this televised report from several years back.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:35 | 1453462 Spastica Rex
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Are there any queers in the theater tonight? Get 'em up against the wall. There's one in the spotlight, he don't look right to me: get him up against the wall.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:47 | 1453520 caerus
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caught waters show in houston...it was awesome

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:53 | 1453812 Spastica Rex
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I saw him in Tacoma with my 15 year old son! One of the highlights of my life.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:58 | 1453834 caerus
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Same here!  Sounds like your son has some good taste in music

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:26 | 1453696 sdmjake
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"Who let all this riff-raff into the room?"

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 17:36 | 1453736 CompassionateFascist
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better still. That's one group entitlement that needs to to ne quickly liquidated.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:36 | 1453470 buzzsaw99
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end the fed, problem solved.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:48 | 1453530 Dreadker
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just hand over the printing to the robo machines... they control the markets anyways... we should all just submit to skynets ultimate plans ;-)

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:56 | 1453556 buzzsaw99
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Put me in charge of dealing with bond holders:


Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:36 | 1453472 kito
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"We can proactively address the problem"




Wed, 07/13/2011 - 23:54 | 1454976 HungrySeagull
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PPhysical metals and wait a while.


Eventually you should be able to buy a home of your choice anywhere with a coin or two.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:38 | 1453477 john milton
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the one who uses the mushroom cloud card first will win

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 16:45 | 1453512 cougar_w
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That's what they are all thinking, anyway.

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