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Guest Post: This Too Shall Pass. So Will This, This, This, This, And This Too

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From Simon Black of Sovereign Man

This too shall pass. So will this, this, this, this, and this too

Take a moment and conduct a mini thought experiment. Imagine that you're from the future many hundreds of years from now, researching what life was like in the early 21st century. You pull up an archive of newspaper headlines from the year 2011 and read the following:

"US Congress To Vote On Declaration Of World War 3 -- An Endless War With No Borders, No Clear Enemies"

"Blackwater hired by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi to put together a secret force of foreign troops"

"10 killed in US drone attacks in northern Pakistan"

"US Officials Warn Terrorism Threat Remains Post-bin Laden"

"TSA Pat Down of Suspicious Baby Is No Big Deal"

"Treasury taps federal pensions as Uncle Sam hits debt ceiling"

"Fed chief Ben Bernanke says he's not worried about inflation"

"Global Food Prices Hit New All Time High After 8 Consecutive Months Of Gains"

"Over-50s suffer a lifestyle crash: Millions less comfortable than a year ago"

"UK And US Data Shows Stagflation Threat Deepening"

"Greek riot police, protesters clash over austerity "

"IMF: Greece needs more austerity measures"

"IMF Chief no stranger to sexual assault allegations"

"Portugal on brink of bankruptcy"

"Contagion fears high as Italy drawn into crisis"

"Italian PM Berlusconi Faces Prostitution Trial in Italy"

To an observer who is not part of our time, it must all look like a really bad joke, like it just couldn't possibly be true.  In the same way, we look back upon history and wonder with skepticism and incredulity how our long-lost ancestors have possibly allowed the Inquisition, the Dark Ages, genocide and slavery to occur.

We fancy ourselves so advanced and enlightened... but my guess is that history will view us in the same way that we see those unfortunate brutes of medieval times: misguided, misled, and totally self-deluded. 

We might not be burning each other at the stake anymore, or waging war for king and conquest, but the metaphoric comparisons run truly deep. Moreover, our story today is a similar one: there is a very small group of people in power whose decisions affect the lives of billions of people. Those of us not in the elite ruling class allow it to happen.

Their choices drive up food prices, increase war and destruction, bankrupt entire economies, reduce standards of living, degrade social stability, and force everyday people into conditions that look more and more like a police state.

Simultaneously, this elite group uses its position to shower itself with privileges and benefits at everyone else's expense: hard-core sex parties, handing out free money to their friends, not paying their taxes, hiring private armies to protect them from their own people, etc.

It's positively disgusting... and I have to imagine that historians of the future will scratch their heads and wonder how we allowed ourselves to be duped into such a system.

Our leaders tell us that these troubles will pass... to sit down, shut up, be patient, and put our faith and confidence in their abilities to right the ship once again. Sounds great... but there's just one problem. Nobody's buying it anymore.

We're in the beginning of a period where people are finally starting to wake up and smell the fraud... and even though the establishment is furiously rearranging the deck chairs and trying desperately to maintain the status quo, the great market singularity is beginning to take hold: that which is unsustainable will not be sustained.

Glance at those headlines one more time. This system is corrupt, perverse, and wholly unsustainable. It will reset. Reasonable, sentient human beings cannot live under such a yoke in the long run.

It's difficult to say how it will happen, when it will finish, or what it will look like at the end, but rest assured, it's already happening, and it's going to be a bumpy ride.


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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:34 | 1287564 jm
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manmokushoujou, inu

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:22 | 1288130 WaterWings
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So now you're a filthy troll?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:56 | 1288296 jm
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I'm just clean tired of all the despair, dude.

All the fear is exhausting.  There is a world of opportunity out there just waiting for people tired of being sheep.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:09 | 1288363 Kitler
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Only if they wish to become slaves.

(My slaves preferably, and I prefer them to be sexy!)

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:10 | 1288638 Oracle of Kypseli
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Why do you bother to log in to ZH? Turn on the cartoon channel.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:30 | 1288716 jm
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It used to be that nothing was sacred on the Zero Hedge Channel. 

Now the prevailing view is that only those that abandon all hope can enter. It is better to use this site as a way to get information and dissenting views from all sides.

If it all goes up in flames, or totalitarianism, or zombie nation, or whatever, then none of these kinds of posts do anything to make the situation less likely.  They instead condition people for failure and hopelessness. 

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:05 | 1288844 Sedaeng
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"condition people for failure"? How about [warning] people of the "inevitable".  [Warning] people to "prepare" for a different future. Where I do agree that all of this is exhausting I believe it is necessary to keep the sense of urgency flowing until the day this all comes to fruitation. Rose colored glasses can be distributed 'after' its all said and done.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:36 | 1288977 jm
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Give me a break.  I actually went to the trouble of reading this shit closely this time.  It is rant, nothing more and nothing less.

BTW-- nothing is inevitable and only a fool thinks that way.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 18:39 | 1289194 RockyRacoon
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The loss of the U. S. status as a super power is inevitable.

So, there.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 19:46 | 1289442 topcallingtroll
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Everybody also dies eventually, but those little factoids have little practical value for the present.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:15 | 1289789 Ckashan
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Ha we don't even own our own lives but yet we are the owners of our houses, cars, bank accounts, ownership society, and o yea  our genetic material that we inherit and claim as ours. All possessions stay within that genetic sequence never to be perturbed upon because the 'Law'.  Law mandates it so even in the face of pressure from the natural world that threatens to alter that construct the only decision path then is to allow for the death of those factors that threaten the status quo.  As a consequence we don't rise out of the reptilian brain we have except for the people own the institutions.  An alternative would require different organs within the human to be used, i.e. higher brain.  I am no radical and am promoting nothing here but this is the foundation of the master manipulators and merely is a description of the human organization in the physical world. The basis for elitist primacy. 


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 19:49 | 1289459 TIMMAYYY
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not if they throw us all into war....all that monies they have been spending on military force will be of great benefit?


Prepare for the worse tyler we trust....had to say it. are we questioning whether there is a sensationalist market out there...then yes...this is benefiting off that. however, give people a chance....some of the most insightful information I have ever recieved came from this page. And its nice to find people having a laugh about the whole doom and gloom thing. Puts you in the correct mindset when approaching all this shit.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:46 | 1289663 Spirit Of Truth
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This is a good post.  However, I think we need to recognize that in many ways those who govern us truly are REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT. The selfish pigs at the top are a reflection of the selfish pigs throughout society.  It's all about me, myself and I.....right?!

The most ridiculous example of this is what I've been trying to point out for more than 20 years.  The "Old Enemy", i.e., Russia, China and the totalitarian powers of the East, never went away.  The "Evil Empire" of yesteryear simply transformed into what this world felt more comfortable with because this served their strategic interests to mislead the West, instill a false sense of security, get us to lower our guard and open the way for a surprise world war.

Since this war, i.e., a nuclear third world war, means an utter end to Western Civilization as we know it, there is no more important issue for us to pay attention to and deal with as decisively as possible.  Yet, instead, everyone just cooperates in their own demise with blissful ignorance.  It's f-n disgusting, but this is all that happens around me no matter how compelling the evidence and arguments presented:

Why is this so?  Because EVERYONE, from top to bottom, is selfish and foolish beyond all reason.  The governing elite are as such, but this is but a reflection of the people they mislead who want to be misled in the first place.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:47 | 1289674 TIMMAYYY
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humans are the only animal that is aware of its own mortality...its all about the I

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:06 | 1289729 The German Chairman
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Why is this so?  Because EVERYONE, from top to bottom, is selfish and foolish beyond all reason.  The governing elite are as such, but this is but a reflection of the people they mislead who want to be misled in the first place.

I am on the same path as you SoT. The worse the situation gets, the more denial WE DEMAND from our leaders. Why? Because we cannot bear the truth - the whole truth is far too frightening, even for the ZH audience, including myself. It feels so strange, like in a theater where you are the author, the actor, the stage engineer, the director and the audience at the same time, and what is played is a tragedy, and you cannot walk out of the theater, because there is no outside.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 22:17 | 1290019 Spirit Of Truth
Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:36 | 1289631 Magister Ludi
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:42 | 1289658 Kyron95131
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i would suggest a fool can right the mechanisms that have been in place for over 40 years that have lead us to where we are by simply being "a positive thinker".

there's plenty of opportunities for indoctrinated whores though, i will give you that.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:51 | 1289689 Kayman
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You cannot see the forest for the trees.

1. The pump up of paper assets are courtesy of the Bernank.

2. Interest on debt must be paid from someone's earnings.

3. The Fed balance sheet, the Federal deficit, and the Federal Debt are increasing at multiples far exceeding growth in the economy.

Rant seems to have a hold on you, also.

 "nothing is inevitable and only a fool thinks that way"

Death, taxes.  Only a fool would make that statement.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 19:48 | 1289448 topcallingtroll
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Yeah it used to be more fun and lighthearted and tolerant during the days of anonymous posting.

But there were still some impressive flame wars.  They would go on for dozens of posts at times!

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:50 | 1289686 jm
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Yup.  I still remember a pissing contest I had with SWRichmond. 


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:36 | 1287569 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Looks like someone has had an awakening... just a couple of billion more people needed now.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:55 | 1287686 Dr. Richard Head
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"Reasonable, sentient human beings cannot live under such a yoke in the long run."

The only reasonable, sentient human beings I have found are in the enclaves of this website and even then we are at each other's throats over subtle nuances of this, that, or the other.

Guess my pops was right in the end, "It is better to reserve your energy to save you and your family from a Katrina-like storm, rather than trying to save all of New Orleans."

It hurts to turn my back on my neighbors and co-workers, but trying to shake people out of their self-inflicted denial is like trying to see pitcures of Osama Bin Laden dead.  It just ain't gonna happen.  Much pain will have to be suffered and even then the mases will cry to mommy government's bosom.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:20 | 1287811 Eagle1
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Dr. R


I think you are right. It seems to be the nature of the human species to ignore what does not fit with one's perceptions. I am very careful with whom I bring up the subject(s) having to do with what is really going on in the financial world, the society at large, preparations for what is most likely coming in the not too distant future etc. I usually do not initiate conversations on these matters and only carefully probe to see where the other person is coming from after they bring up the subject or ask what I think. The problem, I think, is that there is no one left alive that has truely lived through a catastrophic event and we no longer teach any real history in schools. Few have read about the horrors of Stalingrad, the 1918 flu epedemic much less the plague of the 1400's that decimated Europe and led to the downfall of the feudal system. Oh well, it is what it is.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:55 | 1288306 kridkrid
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how do you carefully probe?  You know what I hate... I hate the trail that has been blazed by Y2K people, 2012 prophesy people, etc.  Hell, even the truthers, which I consider myself to be a part of, do a disservice to the very real and mathematical reality that we face.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:15 | 1288414 Random_Robert
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Fully agree with you both-

Even the people who agree on the most probable outcome, still disagree (often vehemently) about how nasty or smooth things could/will get.

Some of Simon Black's recent newsletters have drifted a little too far into the fringe, but I think he knocked this one out of the park.

It is a great challenge for people to have to look at circumstances with complete immunity from their own partiality in order to prperly evaluate the reality of what is actually going on.



Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:46 | 1288768 doggings
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yep, fully agree with all 3 of you. 

the stuff I worry about is real, and actually definitely crimes in progress, the real way-outs dont make it easy to talk realistically with people, they either believe none of it because of the loons, or are themselves way too far out there.  

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 18:47 | 1289211 RockyRacoon
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One can sympathize with Ron Paul...   Upon trying to describe this situation to someone who has finally climbed off the sofa, turned off American Idol, and barely read some economic news is a gargantuan process.   I find myself so unable to transfer enough data in a cogent manner that I'm sure I look like Ron Paul on one of those talking heads shows.   Being inarticulate is not the issue; it is like trying to describe how a mechanical pencil works to a chimp.

"First, you mine some graphite....  What's that you say, 'What is mining'?"

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:14 | 1289763 akak
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You aren't even going to get as far as "mining?".

"Koko banana want now now!  Give now give big banana Koko!"

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:28 | 1289845 ebworthen
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Banana?  Someone say banana?

Free water bottles and t-shirts at Chase Bank with a new credit card.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:35 | 1287885 chumbawamba
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"...even then we are at each other's throats over subtle nuances of this, that, or the other."

Actually, those people agitating are paid by the people that Simon writes about here in order to keep up divided and fooled.  Oldest trick in the book...and it still works.  Every time.

Don't look for magic solutions.  No magic required.  Just withdraw your consent to this madness.  If you aren't saying "NO" then you're screaming "YES!!!".

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:55 | 1287978 Dr. Richard Head
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Chumba, my muse.  You mother fucker you. Withdrawal of consent has been grand.  A little while back I was fighting my city council over an income tax they pushed on us without the vote of the people -

Longstory short, they rejected the petition on technical grounds, so I decided to say fuck it and just not pay.  No need to get their permission to do so.  People still call me on a regular basis asking me, "What are you going to do about getting this off the books?"  My answer is always the same, "Look.  I am no longer going to fight council or any government entity on their grounds any more.  I am not going to pay one red cent to them and I will drag my feet along the way.  I am not sure why everyone wants me to get the council's books to give me permission to do so.  I have all of the paperwork you need though and if you want to expend the energy I can point you in the right direction."  Silence is what I get.

Still waiting forthe arrest warrant from the mayor. In the meantime, I will slow down in front of the mayor's house everytime I pass by and give him the one finger salute.  I will still refer to him as Captain Douche...I'm sorry Mayor Douche everytime I see him face-to-face.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:56 | 1288297 Jack Mayoffer
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Sovereign Citizen Bitches

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:32 | 1289609 knowless
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Excuse me good sir, but I'm quite certain that you intended "highest domestice terrorist threat to the citizenry", did you not? or haven't you been following the news as of late?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 01:50 | 1290447 Hephasteus
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Fuck you shill.

You're not going to lump people into a group so you can destroy them.

Fuck your FBI and fuck your CIA.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 19:41 | 1289434 topcallingtroll
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Good for you.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:08 | 1289533 Cocomaan
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Keep the faith, brother.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:29 | 1289608 FaithEqualsZero
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Head, redeem your paychecks in "lawful money pursuant to title 12 section 411". Read that section of code over and over again and let it sink in.

For more see:

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:22 | 1289822 Rusty Shorts
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Thanks for the link !!

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:22 | 1288432 Random_Robert
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yup, divide and conquer is the oldest trick in the book.

Here is documented evidence of Chumbawumba's assertion that Internet trolling is now serving the agenda of the "few" to keep the "many" under their thumb:

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:58 | 1288000 richard in norway
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i    get your point entirely, the truth for most people is that only american idol can save us


from boredom


by the way is your name on porpose, dr dickhead, or is a real name in which case your childhood must have been hell. a boy named sue had it easy

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:10 | 1288075 Dr. Richard Head
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No, my "legal" name is more benign.  I am really just a dick head. At least that is what those around me call me when I tell them about the fantasy known as the US. I feel I have earned my PhD in DIck Headery actually.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 18:52 | 1289218 RockyRacoon
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Glad you're here, Mr. Benign.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:11 | 1289541 topcallingtroll
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Can I call you more?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 06:34 | 1290631 StychoKiller
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867-5309, ask for More Benign (AKA Dick Head)! :>D

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:38 | 1288198 srelf
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:41 | 1288252 Dr. Richard Head
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 18:53 | 1289223 RockyRacoon
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 19:53 | 1289485 Hulk
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:51 | 1289678 tip e. canoe
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:14 | 1289786 akak
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! @ $, & !! @ ~.

+, !!!! @ ^.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 22:57 | 1290166 tmosley
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:23 | 1289591 Hooter Shaker
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Agreed.  I have tried to warn my friends but they look at me like I have 3 heads or something.  Trying to explain it in detail does no good either.  The explaination gets epically convoluted and they get lost somewhere around fractional reserve banking.  It's hard to teach someone that has their head in the sand.  I hope this doesn't go down like I think it might.  Sigh...

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:35 | 1287879 the left behinds
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maybe they'll wake-up after amurikuhn gladeeayturs...

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:39 | 1287601 Gubbmint Cheese
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Ham, you forgot the /snark tag.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:10 | 1287767 Alienated Serf
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Hamy is a noob detector.  those that get mad at him are from the post Hon. Harry Wanger period.

His name was Harry Wanger.


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:22 | 1287827 mtomato2
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He makes me homesick for Harry...

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:54 | 1288301 Troublehoff
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Hey tomato


love you profile pic

Sally used to pull the ball away from Charlie...

I loved that sketch

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:22 | 1288922 mtomato2
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Sincere thanks for the sentiment, but it was LUCY who pulled the ball away. 

She reminds me of The Bernanke.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:32 | 1287882 smlbizman
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we should all be hamys on the outside....this will certainly confuse the "secret lookers"...

it also makes me laugh the hardest at the people that take him so serious...


if we were all hamys, the 7th grader that got a visit from the "secret lookers"  would never happen...

this would completly confuse the lookers causing them to visit us for being to loyal....what a mind fuck this country has become...

now am i for or against hamy?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:59 | 1288005 Troublehoff
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good idea

what strange threads they would be :)

i often find my sarcasm is too subtle or the tone of my voice not sarcastic enough and people take me literally - you are proposing we do this on purpose?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:15 | 1288109 smlbizman
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yes....or we all turn ourselves in as suspicious people......we cant out  muscle them but we can fuck them up....three hundred million eddie haskels

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:45 | 1287940 melachiro
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What the heck ever became of Harry anyway....kind of miss his bullcrap.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:20 | 1289810 akak
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I'm assuming that "Harry" (actually, financial commentator James Kostorhyz) finally finished his study on "The psychology of utopian permabears", and so generating further outrage and soliciting angry reactions via further trolling in this forum was pointless.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 23:01 | 1290170 tmosley
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Or he got kicked out of school.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:26 | 1287829 Hephasteus
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That's not hammy wanger. That's Hamy Wanger. He's not the reverse troll you're looking for.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:29 | 1287845 mtomato2
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"...these aren't the trolls you're looking for..."

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:25 | 1288925 mtomato2
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Great screenshot!

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:20 | 1288140 WaterWings
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:56 | 1287994 smlbizman
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you have truly fucked me up....

ok i used to laugh at harry ....

than i used to laugh at hammy...

now i laugh at hamy...

so now you're telling me im laughing at the right hamy for the wrong reason or the wrong hamy for the right reason.... 

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 15:20 | 1288439 Hephasteus
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Identity theft is all fun and games till it reaches it's inevitable conclusion.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:48 | 1287627 Robslob
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"He will be remembered in history books as the man who singlehandedly aborted the greatest economic collapse in the history of the world, and propulsed the DJIA to its pre-2008 highs via shell hands."

If that history is written before January 2012 you may well be right...

In 2013 history will write that society has fallen due to America's first public hanging for "treason" in the 21st Century.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:26 | 1287833 mtomato2
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You've been here over a year.  You should know better than to respond.  I don't even junk him anymore.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:49 | 1287631 LawsofPhysics
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"I can understand that on the contrary, silverbug rednecks living in their mom's basement are envious"


Now we all know who Hamy is and to think I gave him credit for being a government troll.  Unless Bernanke can bring back accountability to the system, my capital will find bigger returns in other markets and my physical gold and silver will continue to hold its value (as it has since I started buying in 1976).  I can turn those PM's into the fiat du jour depending on what I need to purchase just fine.  Why do these "relics" store value?  Simple, they can't be created out of thin air by some moron with a "degree" in economics.  Too bad they don't tech "accountability" anymore in the financial world.  regardless, my land and rentals are all assets that are providing big time returns in real time and my wealth remains protected.  What's the problem Hamy?  Mom take away X-box ?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:13 | 1287769 TheTmfreak
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Well paper can't be created out of thin air either..... it requires trees and mills of course!

I'm pooling my papers together waiting for a bigger dip in silver.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:56 | 1287680 Missiondweller
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This is like an ongoing joke right? I sense the sarcasm.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:56 | 1287698 BobPaulson
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Again folks remember, trolls are like gremlins. They get bigger when you feed them.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:59 | 1287695 Atlas Shrieked
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I junked you and between the microsecond I clicked the junk button to the my vote showing up, two others had also junked you.  Congratulations.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:45 | 1288257 Strider52
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No, there was no split-second multi-junk. That was the page being refreshed. Their junks showed up, although they may have junked 5 minutes ago...

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:59 | 1287697 Dangertime
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Please refrain from commenting about Bernanke, his policies, or economics UNLESS you have a Ph.D.



Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:15 | 1287776 TheTmfreak
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I got my PHD from a happy meal. Awarded by Ronald McDonald himself.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:54 | 1287972 jus_lite_reading
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So did I! Then I got a big job at Goldman Sucks making decisions that impact the lives of millions around the world. I took home a record bonus while they got stuck bailing me out. Then I did an infomerical for Ronald McDonald house which I was paid for. I told kids to stay off drugs while my high class prostitue snorted coke off my... wallet. At the same time I funded drug gangs in South America so they could bring more drugs to the US and at the same I did that I sponsered commericals for the Ad Counsel for kids to stay off drugs. Yup. That's what a PhD at McD does for ya.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:19 | 1287795 chistletoe
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PHlebotomized Dollar?  Yeah, I got a wheelbarrow full of those ....

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:21 | 1287815 Jonas Parker
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Bernake's PhD is about as useful as Obama's Nobel Peace Prize...

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:30 | 1287853 TheTmfreak
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Bernake's PhD is about as bullshit as Obama's Nobel Peace Prize...


Fixed this for ya.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:59 | 1287714 jowenchrist
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loves to hear himself talk -

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:06 | 1287733 MrPike
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It's amazing that money printing can give a person fame and fortune. Print money to solve problems. Brilliant! He's so intellectual, no one in the history of the world has ever thought of printing money to fix a catastrophe.  

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:07 | 1287755 oogs66
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or the person who threw in the kitchen sink too early and left america unprepared for the second wave.  future PhD's will study the Bernank and be warned that he did things too early.  He should have let things get closer to bottom, because only then would it work.  They will learn the the first Great Depression would have broken America had the officials not waited so long to provide massive stimulus.  The 2nd great depression will be blamed on Ben's unwillingness to let people suffer pain early on, thus magnifying and extending the eventual pain.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:10 | 1287766 Trillax
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Hamy, I know you take a self-indulgent 'pride' in your snark and enlightened wit but I do have to ask -- do even you giggle when you type out this tripe? You'd have too..

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:28 | 1287837 mtomato2
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...You've been here less than three months, and you ALREADY know...

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:42 | 1287926 Trillax
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Just checked.. 9 weeks/1 day.  Time flies when your 'edumacating' yourself.

Hamy is to painfully obvious; I just find it curious that he gets off on being so blatantly obvious.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:04 | 1289528 topcallingtroll
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He used to like to see how many people he could fool into thinking he was Harry Wanger.

Hamy now goes under the guise of Dona K.  I have suspected him of a few others, but Hamy Wanger and Dona K are definitely the same person.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:10 | 1289545 RockyRacoon
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I find it curious, as you put it, that so many tatertards think he is legit.  They must be denizens of the paper metal pits.  Gullible.   Clueless. 

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:19 | 1287793 Watts_D_Matter
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Hey Spamy...

I heard you were the smartest guy in your retarded class...Were some of your classmates Ben Bernanke, Timmy Geitner, Sheila Baer, Lloyd Blankenfeld?  Tell us Spamy the sausage smuggler....

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:32 | 1287868 Lets Hang Parliament
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Harry - I can't be arsed to junk you. You have made some unfeasibly crass comments on this site but your latest could only be believed by the Bernank's mum.

Maybe that's who you are.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:45 | 1287573 silberblick
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we would also read this article, which speculates that DSK might have been set-up because he opposed the dollar and the Fed:

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 16:58 | 1288816 doggings
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you really are working overtime on spamming your blog around here aren't you?

I dont think anybody minds too much when you have a relevant link to a good post, within the context of the conversation, but every post of yours, spammed into every post in here gets a bit much.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:36 | 1287574 legal eagle
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You forgot one,

Hot Muslim girl poses nude for Playboy.


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:55 | 1287666 Financial_Guard...
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She's not muslim. Said so herself, after a big flap over this spread.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:47 | 1287949 tonyw
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That link infected my PC with two frauds, DesktopSecurity2011 and InternetSecurity2011 waste of 30 mins checking, rebooting and rechecking:-(

Click this type of bait at your risk! Why was i even vaguely interested enough to care???


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:05 | 1288036 Temporalist
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For those that care use a script blocker for your browser and it will eliminate some of these threats because it doesn't freely allow websites to activate harmful scripts without permission.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:13 | 1289558 RockyRacoon
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You really need to get some serious protection for your computer.   I tried the link and it got shut down pronto by Norton.  

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 06:47 | 1290641 StychoKiller
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Tempted to click on the link just to see what it would do to my PC running Kubuntu (i.e., NOTHING!) -- gotta wonder how many "enlightened" people still use Microshaft™ products...

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:56 | 1289708 I am Jobe
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I used my server and it works fine.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:58 | 1287709 jowenchrist
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wowiezowwie - that's H  O  T  -

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:02 | 1287726 Rusty Shorts
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Nice try faggot

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:08 | 1287759 baby_BLYTHE
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that website just made my computer flip-out. Full of spam, ad-ware and hyper-linked me to about three random websites.

Click at your own risk

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:12 | 1287775 legal eagle
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Sorry about that.  Just Google Sila Shihan and German Playboy and you will be sent to a link.  I have no problems with the link, checked it again.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:00 | 1289518 topcallingtroll
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This is a clean link.  I just checked it out.  Great body! 

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 21:39 | 1289893 ebworthen
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I love that you clicked on it.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:18 | 1287802 fuu
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She needs a sammich.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:38 | 1287580 legal eagle
legal eagle's picture obviously are stating pure lunacy in order to get attention.  Must not have been loved as a child. Still paying for sex, hey?  Sorry brother, maybe your Marxist ideology will bail you out.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:39 | 1287602 Clueless Economist
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Wanker is a worse troll than I am an economist.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:50 | 1287654 WALLST8MY8BALL
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And lets face it - you really really suck as an economist! However - You are a much better comedian!


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:44 | 1287608 IEVI
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You must be new here...Hamy is a parody of HarryWanger... a troll who got banned.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:11 | 1287761 pazmaker
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I hadn't seen Harry wanger in awhile...I din't know he got banned.  Why was he banned?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:19 | 1289571 RockyRacoon
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There is no wall of shame here at ZH, sorta like when you're behind in your dues at the country club.   He's gone... he's gone.  Simple.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:41 | 1287609 samsara
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He's just trolling for people to waste their time commenting back to him(which should be done as a reply  to his post, NOT as a new post, btw).

Don't clog up the thread by responding to him and other teasers.  (which I am only doing to hopefully to help that process)

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:01 | 1287721 legal eagle
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I always pause when people have the audacity to say "should".  Unless you are someone's parent or boss, you shouldnt be saying should.  lol.  Now, polite folk would simply say, "please do such and such" and those polite folks would be more likely to receive their desired response.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:25 | 1287839 samsara
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Either way, I guess it worked because you REPLIED to me instead of just posting it...


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:20 | 1288137 AchtungAffen
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If he were a marxist he wouldn't have said so much bullshit. Don't think I've yet met the marxist who'll speak wonders of Bernanke. He's just a serf, like most of us. Though a misguided one.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:37 | 1287589 legal eagle
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Yes HamyWanker, everyone just "loves" the dollar

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:38 | 1287594 Derpin USA
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I think you're too optimistic. I think the people of the US will clamor for more government as the solution to the government. I think they will go full retard.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:42 | 1287597 Rockfish
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Here is the real headline and all those like that has the attention of the masses.

Arnold's Love Child -- The Birth Certificate
Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:39 | 1287599 pods
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Haha, I bet you one word will come to describe this time in history:




Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:41 | 1287607 BillyBoy22
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They will look to the past as a warning passed down by their ancestors.  They will see that the events of 2011 heralded the end of the second great age.  The Priests of Syrinx will lament greatly on the day of sorrow.  A young man will find a guitar.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:47 | 1287638 Quintus
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And there shall in that time be rumours of things going astray, and there will be a great confusion as to where things really are, and nobody will really know where lieth those little things with the sort of raffia work base, that has an attachment…at this time, a friend shall lose his friends’s hammer and the young shall not know where lieth the things possessed by their fathers that their fathers put there only just the night before around eight o’clock..

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 06:52 | 1290646 StychoKiller
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You lucky bastards!!

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:48 | 1287647 squib
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Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:53 | 1288287 Strider52
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Yes, we know - it's nothing new. Our great computers fill our hallowed halls.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:45 | 1287611 TheTmfreak
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"Hardcore-sex parties"... haha How can I get in on that?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:57 | 1287683 Quintus
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Ask Silvio Berlusconi if you can get an invite to one of his famous 'Bunga Bunga' dinner parties :-)

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:24 | 1287822 TheTmfreak
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I wonder if that alcohol tab we saw a week ago from Nevada was at one of these Hard-core sex parties. I'm sure 50 bottles of champagne would do it.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 14:58 | 1288318 mayhem_korner
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That you DSK...did they let you out of Rykers?

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:45 | 1287612 Dr. Gonzo
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You forgot to mention all the torture we do...or I mean contract someone else to do it for us. cause were so moral and just and honest and not hypocrites.

Nothing has changed in the past 5000 years really. The same old scams being perpetrated with slightly inovative technologies but the same masters. They just live in the shadows now and hire their lieutenents with money they print for nothing. Sacrifices their vanity but lets them operate in more safetly.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:46 | 1287622 pepperspray
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This will all be erased by then

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:47 | 1287623 TSA gropee
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Frog in the blender story. Ribbit

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:46 | 1287634 Pancho3
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The page you gave: "does not exist".


Wed, 05/18/2011 - 17:06 | 1288837 doggings
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lol, an incompetent spammer too 

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:47 | 1287642 nah
nah's picture

Was watching Family Guy... and theres a big god thing cuz like the dog is an atheist... and the people trying to get the dog to believe in a creator tell him


its not like hes a dark skinned smelly stinky god

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:10 | 1287754 SumSUN
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When you come back for round two, having forfeited "family guy" for reading a book, you'll have a better chance of bringing something to the ring. 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 06:51 | 1290648 StychoKiller
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Nice try, but go one step further:

"Uncommon Cents - Benjamin Franklin's Secrets to Achieving Personal Financial Success", ISBN: 0-939817-06-3, by Lynn G. Robbins
Check out: "Some Lessons from the Underground History of American Education" by John Taylor Gatto, found in "Everything You Know is Wrong", ISBN 978-1-56731-637-7, pgs 274-287
"Economics in One Lesson", ISBN:  978-0-517-54823-3, by Henry Hazlitt
"Everything You Know Is Wrong: The Disinformation Guide to Secrets and Lies", ISBN 978-0-971-39420-9
The Dirty Dozen, How Twelve Supreme Court Cases Radically Expanded Government and Eroded Freedom  ISBN: 978-1-935308-27-0
"Dreams Come Due, Government and Economics as if Freedom Mattered", ISBN: 0-671-61159-3, by John Galt
The book is dated, but many of the things it talks about are still valid today.


You're welcome.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:54 | 1287660 PulauHantu29
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Non nobis, non nobis, Domine
Sed nomini tuo da gloriam.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:51 | 1287662 Dr. Engali
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Hit the rest button aready. I'm tired of waiting.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 12:51 | 1287664 Waterfallsparkles
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Funny how when we are a child we always think of ourselves in the story as the Prince or the Princes. Now, as I have gotten older, I see myself as the pesant.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 13:14 | 1287771 Solemn Simulacrum
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Just call me Winston Smith.

Wed, 05/18/2011 - 20:41 | 1289644 Hooter Shaker
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Room 101...

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!