It's Not an Arab Revolution ... It's a GLOBAL Revolution

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Fri, 02/25/2011 - 08:31 | 996483 AchtungAffen
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It was "too communist" to nationalize broken banks and liquidate them. It was "too communist" to install a public health service and break the monopoly of a few vampire insurers... When will it be "not too much communism"? When you have a real Stalin forcing you to work your pops trade?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 23:55 | 995856 RockyRacoon
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Thanks, George.   Good stuff.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 22:31 | 995670 chrismak
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Some good comments on this. The current hot topic to appease the masses is Union bashing, which is just a sideshow to distract from the main show. As  previous poster said step back and see the bigger picture of what's happening on a Global scale. 

The Emperor has no clothes and more and more people are waking up to that every day and guess what? The Emperor is pissed. So the sideshows continue with all his minions backpedaling to save their ass. 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 22:15 | 995622 Madhouse
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You know it is going to be a bad ending when...

the insane Dictator tells everyone that Al Queda and the US are working together to bring down his bank, er, his country.., er, his whorehouse, er his drugstore...

come on guys, one for the Gipper, right between his eyes...


Thu, 02/24/2011 - 21:12 | 995459 aerial view
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good article GW. Indeed an awakening/revolution is in the works and bad economic policies with unparallaled corruption are center stage. Was it all planned out by our masters or was it simply due to the incompetence and poor judgement of many greedy individuals all trying to become master of the universe?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 22:35 | 995675 New World Chaos
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It's all planned.  The NWO causes the problem and when everyone is desperate for leadership, they propose the solution:  In this case, world government and world fiat currency.  Doesn't mean they can't screw up and bite off more than they can chew. They screwed up big-time by failing to strangle the Internet in its crib.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 20:39 | 995348 notadouche
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It's funny that in Dodd's mind the remedy for the situation happens to be the cause of the situation, bank lending.  He wants banks to lend to folks who need it the most which also happnes to be the people that will most likely to default which will then cause another banking crisis.  Is this what they call a viscious circle?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 21:14 | 995465 New_Meat
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"Is this what they call a viscious circle?"

Nyet, they call it "fairness."

- Ned

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 21:45 | 995538 notadouche
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When did anyone come to expect fairness from banks or governments or unions or corporations or life in general?  I don't understand how lending money to people who won't be able to repay the loan is fair.  Of course I don't understand why I was born to a douche instead of a Rothschild or Trump or any other multi gazillionaire.  I don't understand after all the crookedness that the Dodd family (Dodd Sr to this one) has engaged in allows him to have a forum in which anyone would ever listen to him.  He should be in shackles along with his father and AIG and Goldman etc..  I'm just sayin' what's fair got to do with anything?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 20:38 | 995340 Yardfarmer
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as usual G-dub fails to see the forest for the trees. In Brzezinski's own seminal work, "The Grand Chessboard," published more than three decades ago, the blueprint for geo-political global supremacy is laid out, not with stunning prescience, but by design and with "malice aforethought". Zbig and significant others of his ilk such as his cohorts who hatched "The Project for a New American Century" such as Douglas Feith and Paul Wolfowitz have telegraphed their unmistakeable imperatives and directives with chilling efficacy. It is not coincidence that the present incendiary cataclysms exploding in the Middle East and Northern Africa are astraddle the so-called "arc of crisis" as delineated by Zbig. Or is it perhaps simply serendipitous that the IMF required its client states to withdraw food subsidies just as prices skyrocketed. Global takeover and "full spectrum dominance" (as in F.W. Engdahl's book of the same name) would be a more appropriate description of events than the romantic misnomer of "Global Revolution". You need to put away the comic books and  do your homework, George.


Fri, 02/25/2011 - 05:43 | 996341 falak pema
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This guy Cato the old, when Rome was a republic, used to have a one liner to summarise his view of geopolitical roman policy in Mare Nostrum : Blame it on Carthage. The current hegemonical clique since Ronald Reagan's days has firmly re-established american supremacy that Brzezinski dreamt about under Carter and never achieved, quite the contrary. So Paul Wolfowitz's NWO order and global control of world government by the ruling elite in USA is now in post Iraq/Afghanistan/ Capitalistic financial meltdown of Reaganomics model, a seemingly DEAD issue. There will be no USA hegemonical play as the USA is now depasse by the turn of events. Forget Cato, forget the Cato institute, scion of world supremacy games, forget american hubris, come back to reality as it now unfurls. World government is now a game of modest give and take to save the level playing field. Or its Armageddon and I wouldn't bet that the USA will come out top dog; in a dog-eat-dog, animal farm, type confrontation. I don't think the US people will buy that hype from their elites. Not any more. This is a global revolution where the imperial might of USA will be chastised and its corporates posted to the pillory box of retribution. As will its surrogate satrapies world wide. One day an American president will be obliged to do to Wall Street plutocrats what King Philip the fair did to the knights Templars, the richest bunch of feudals of that age, who had definitely lost the Holy land, sacred mission of the best and the brightest of those days, all skull and boners no doubt!  They were only interested in managing their huge ill gotten earnings through 'trusts' after their fallback to European havens. He burnt them all and seized all their wealth. Period. The way to go....


Thu, 02/24/2011 - 20:56 | 995401 George Washington
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Maybe. But as I wrote last week:

Some claim that these protests are actually created by American intelligence forces to destabilize the Arab world

But trend forecaster Gerald Celente has a very different view of what is unfolding:

It is not solely the Middle East that is destined to experience episodes of violent upheaval. What is transpiring in the Arab world will spread throughout many European states. While the call to arms will be spoken in different tongues, the underlying causes will be the same.


In December 2010 (before Tunisia made the headlines) we issued a Trend Alert titled, “Off With Their Heads!” in which we predicted a “long war between the people and the ruling classes.” We noted that, “Anyone questioning the intensity of the people’s seething anger is either out of touch or in denial.”


It wasn’t Arab anger that led us to that forecast – it was the student and worker revolts spilling into the streets of Europe. The imposition of draconian austerity measures – higher taxes, tuition hikes, lost benefits, curtailed services, public sector job cuts – had young and old raging against a rigged system that paved the way for the privileged and punished the proles.


Though millions marched through the streets of Athens, Brussels, Dublin, Lisbon, London and Madrid, when the protests ended, the governments were barely shaken, let alone toppled. Unlike the autocratic Arab regimes, where the tight grip of repression could only be broken by violence, in the “democratic” West the illusion of representation and placating government promises mitigated the violence.


Both the press and politicians assumed the protests would run their course, people would accept their fate, and, like it or not, suffer the consequences. The protests, however, have not run their course. The economic toll of austerity and unemployment continues to ravage the lower and middle classes. As we wrote in the Winter 2011 Trends Journal, “It will only be a matter of time before a series of final-straw events breaks the public’s back, setting off uncontrollable uprisings, coups (bloodless and/or military), riots and revolts throughout the financially battered world.”




Already the public is being conditioned to view the Egyptian military as beloved liberators. But in fact they are simply another arm of the autocratic government, no more familiar with democratic ideals than the dictator they replace … who had himself been drawn from the ranks of the military.


The world leaders and world media are not recognizing the Egyptian uprising for what it is: a prelude to a series of civil wars that will lead to regional wars, that will lead to the first “Great War” of the 21st century.

Mon, 02/28/2011 - 11:36 | 1003793 NorthenSoul
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Both the press and politicians assumed the protests would run their course, people would accept their fate, and, like it or not, suffer the consequences. The protests, however, have not run their course. The economic toll of austerity and unemployment continues to ravage the lower and middle classes. As we wrote in the Winter 2011 Trends Journal, “It will only be a matter of time before a series of final-straw events breaks the public’s back, setting off uncontrollable uprisings, coups (bloodless and/or military), riots and revolts throughout the financially battered world.”


Gee! One could swear they're trying to buy some time in the hope the populi will fall back in line as they so often do.

Sorry to disappoint the so-called rulers, but this time, it is not happening. The heist, corruption and lies have been pushed way too far. You can't expect people to be OK with a several trillion dollars fraud committed at their expense and assume they'll be honky-dory with it after 1 year of "technical recovery", right?

It is time to rethink everything...including who should hold the reigns of power.


Thu, 02/24/2011 - 22:43 | 995693 robobbob
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When dealing with harmonic waves, you can work to dampen them, or work to excite them to a higher energy. If the problems were so obvious years ago, then what preparations were made and by who? What have our elite benefactors done? the government? the TPTB?

the future problems of the world are

energy, food, and individual freedom

What have they done to prepare America, and by extension, the world against these problems? increase drilling? increase mining? incentives for domestic manufacturing? incentives to create more farmers? encourage nuke power? a manhatten project for fusion? even bothered to close the door to mass immigration?


Every visible sign of preparation has been to position themselves to exploit the worlds problems instead of working to mitigate them. more regulations. more cronyism. more police state. more balkanizing the population. more sheeple entitlement mentallity. more concentration of money and power. impliment the Mathusian solution.

we can read the news. and there are still those who remember history

stop yelling about the how GW.

ask why GW

ask who GW

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 20:10 | 995266 Yen Cross
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Thu, 02/24/2011 - 20:02 | 995245 SilverFiend
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The American Republic will endure, until politicians realize they can
bribe the people with their own money.
-- Alexis de Tocqueville

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 19:48 | 995205 Audacity17
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A good article except for the stuff about banks hoading money.  NOBODY WANTS TO BORROW!  They're tapped out.

Fri, 02/25/2011 - 03:36 | 996259 StychoKiller
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I'd be happy to borrow, just give me access to the Fed discount window...

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:47 | 994842 tony bonn
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yes by george, i think you've got it.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:31 | 994794 hardcleareye
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GW, out did yourself on this one.  Damn good read!!

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:23 | 994754 johnQpublic
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you forgot to mention clif high at HPH and george ure at urbansurvival called this globalrev for years now....back to early '07 in fact

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:13 | 994714 Aquiloaster
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Disenfranchised populations are hitting critical mass (and diversity) worldwide. An important transition occurs when the less-fortunate view their plight as the government's making rather than their own. Moreover, when people of various education levels, creeds, intelligences and temperments are all unemployed/alienated etc., the problem is clearly systemic (clear if one is not hypotised by the repetition and flashing lights of the MSM). The job market is flooded with MBAs, PhDs and BAs--people who put in significant work, for whom no return exists. These people, fancying themselves as leadership material, will devote their free time and leadership skills to something "pro-active". On a personal note--being a doctoral student in Anthropology only allows me to see the workings of the crisis, rather than circumvent or dodge its effects.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:05 | 994680 geno-econ
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Excellent article tying together current events in proper perspective.

 However, when will markets reflect crisis descending upon  global economy?  Either markets are in denial due to liquidity injections from banks and financial institutions supported by government printing presses  or corporations foresee continuing profits from the upcoming malaise. Perhaps its both in which case the risk factor is tremendous. No doubt  main reason derivatives are going wild---which only increase severity of any mistakes . We are living  in very dangerous times while most  politicians and bankers are still partying and dancing in the dark  

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 21:41 | 995525 Zero Govt
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free markets sort themselves out... Govt regulated causes chaos because twats behind desks don't know what they're doing...  if there's a food riot 95% of the time there's Govt behind the problem

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 16:50 | 994612 George Washington
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Here's an exerpt from the Brzezinski speech (having trouble embedding in the main post):

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 18:52 | 995037 New_Meat
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Zbiggie has been off the rails since before Carter, but it took ol' Jimmah to put him on stage where he could demonstrate his total incompetence for the entire world to admire.

- Ned

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:00 | 994651 Zero Govt
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GW  -  what a load of bollocks.

This prat is jibbering on about "global this" and "global that"... it does not exist, nor does the pure fantasy contruct that is national Govt let alone global anything.

The only thing that exists is the individual. To construct something that is local Govt, national Govt or global is BS right from the outset. No body can represent the people in its society, only they can do that for themselves, by taking those decisions on a daily basis.

This f'n idiot is talking about nation States deciding this or that as if they represent anybody but their own office or Depts policies. One set of delusional diplomats talking to another set of delusional diplomats. They represent NOBODY. 

The entire fantasy construct that Govt is represents nobody. It is a fantasy run by fantasists. Shutter Govt and shut down these idiotic fuking windbags. We don't need anybody to represent us, we can do it ourselves. Thank you

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:30 | 994771 falak pema
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Lol, ZeroGovt, you are such an impenitent wanker, so in love with your own cock, you are bewitched with the  mystery of your own magical wand, in perpetual self adulation. You're something out of 'clockwork orange', the original anarchist freak. I don't recommend putting you in a straight jacket and administering you a in the film. Stanley Kubrick was a genius but he could be very wicked. Not me, cos I'm no genius.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:51 | 994859 False Capital
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What a fucking waste-of-space comment (and poster). As a long-time lurker, stirred from my slumber, it's so sad to see ZH comments go down the pan. I for one cannot be arsed to step up to the plate.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:19 | 994748 Panafrican Funk...
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I agree to an extent, but some manner of social ordering appears to be imbedded into our DNA.  Pure form anarchy is not an attribute of the human species.  That said, a society closer to the Doukhobors than the Mormons would be preferable. 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 19:57 | 995231 Zero Govt
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Why need a 'model' when you can see any day of the week society interacting quite naturally. Walk down a high street, drive your car on the roads, interact on holiday etc etc etc.

We behave every day quite naturally as animals (flock of birds, herd of buffalo) do. We are inbred with animal instincts on how to behave in society (herd/pack). I holiday on an island with 300 tourists and about 200 staff. There's no Govt, no red tape, no police, no nothing. Life gets along far far better without the fuking useless tossers of authority.

If a fight breaks out so what? When has police ever changed that! You lick your wounds and go back to living. When you have a car accident you swap insurance and sort it out. Shit happens. Sorted. No here comes Policeman Plod and to add insult to injury has a judge slap you with a £300 fine (ie. robs you). It changes nothing, but the State wants to dish out pure retribution and extract a fine. Who needs this shit? 

I could go on and on how the State is a jackass in every social situation and far from 'protect and serves' the public is nothing more than a self-important robbing parasite who creates more chaos than a free society would. 99% of your life will be conducted using normal social (herding) instincts, no Govt required or needed to resolve anything. Govt is wholly unnecessary, like the animals we get along absolutely naturally 

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:09 | 994695 DOT
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Can we do it all ourselves ?

Do we need to work co-operatively ?

Can we assign responsibilities among ourselves ?


Can you provide a model for self governance ?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 21:31 | 995130 Zero Govt
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Can i provide a model for self governance? Yes me, and likely you too. I never use Govt nor need it from cradle to grave. The only time i come across Govt they're a clown show (airport security, customs posts, police road-side checks etc). Watching these windbags on TV with their latest irrelevant views on Pakistan, energy of the future, the latest sham of their bankrupt budgets really who needs any of this crap?

Dozens and soon hundreds of towns in the US and Europe will shortly see their local Govts go bankrupt and all services down. None will be missed. What these towns are and will experience is an outbreak of normality, without the corrupt windbags that are local politicians and being robbed (rates, taxes, petty fines etc). Wealth returned to its rightful owners instead of extorted by these parasites by the threats of State

How do we work co-operatively? Quite naturally through our million year old animal instincts that control 90% of our behaviour (herding or pack behaviour). As individuals we herd or pack when being a collective benefits us, say working for a company or joining a bunch of like-minded people at a classic car rally or as football supporters. So we 'herd' and join groups for periods, and indeed become pack animals, then move back to our individual lives in family/friends groups the rest of the time.

This is Centuries old behaviour shared with all animals and will never change. Our tools (technology) and indeed lifestyles become more sophisticated but our behaviour patterns for interacting has not changed in thousands of years (see any animal grouping to study our own behaviour patterns).  

Govt (and before it tribal leaders or royalty) has never brought society anything, that progress is always from private individualism and private effort which the lazy or cheating parasite of society have always sort to acquire or take a cut of. Authority does not change us or how we we behave except where its authoritarism restricts our freedoms. In fact it puts a spanner in the works at every juncture often simply because authority feels a need to assert its authority (a purely vacuous senseless act)

So just as the birds, fish and Bison don't need Govt to get through their lives nor do the even more intelligent human race. We can handle it, we do if you think about it, despite the constant theft of our wealth and freedom by these fuking Govt parasites

Authority serves nobody but itself (as we see in Washington, Arabia, Bijiing and Europe). 

We've given Govt a try, it was a nice liberal/intellectual idea but its patently failed miserably time after time, country after country, decade after decade. Its results are utterly predictable: crap in every direction. Govt is now beyond a joke, its pork-barreled parasites are delusional, and its plain for all to see. It needs to get out of our hair. We never needed it and we don't like interacting with Govt because it's a shambles . Govt stinks from top to bottom. Game Over for the parasites

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 16:44 | 994594 Freddie
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GW = friend of Hussein Soetero.

Hope and Change brought to you by idiots like GW who voted for the muslim.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 18:40 | 995008 Bicycle Repairman
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Freddie, your every post gets junked, big time.


Take a hint.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 16:52 | 994621 Zero Govt
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GW is a progressive, he's stirring up revolution in the hope his closet-communists will get in and change the world with slightly watered down Marxism ....all pray to the central committee system, surely the best way ever devised to tell society how to live their lives, how to run a business and subordinate to The Great Hilary Clinton

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 20:14 | 995277 Zero Govt
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so why support a progressive as a running-mate for Ron Paul?  

Have you not seen the results progressives always give not only through Americna history but in current affairs??

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 20:37 | 995320 George Washington
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The powers-that-be try to divide us and demonize the "other side" so that we won't realize how much we all agree on. See this, this, this, this, this, this, this and this.

However, Ron Paul (who won the conservative CPAC straw poll 2 years in a row) has formed alliances with progressives like Dennis Kucinich and Ralph Nader on shared principals.

True conservatives and true progressives are BOTH against the unholy alliance of big government and big corporations (too big to fail banks and giant defense contractors, etc.) which are ruining our country.

True conservatives are much more like true progressives than they are to NEOconservatives.  Similarly, true progressives are much more like true conservatives than they are to NEOliberals. Please learn your history.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 21:45 | 995463 Zero Govt
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mainly a sound post there George but every progressive (closet Marxist) i've seen is all for central command control... how about Rep John McCain who mid-Presidential campaign legged it back to Washington to support the banking bailout? ..that's hardly 'conservative' indeed that was the exact turning point he lost his remarkable lead over Barrack 'Soros' Obama (a fellow progressive)

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 16:47 | 994603 George Washington
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Obama is exactly the same as Bush.  Nice try at divide-and-conquer, though

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 19:37 | 995166 Lapri
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As WBanzai says, Bama is worse.

BTW, are you still trying to somehow suggest to us that Wisconsin public union workers are fighting the same fight as Libyans and Egyptians and Tunisians and Bahrainis and Yemenites and...??

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 17:02 | 994663 williambanzai7
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When you think about his false pretenses, he is actually worse.

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 20:20 | 995289 ZerOhead
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Banzai7 hits it out of the park.

False pretenses are much much worse. At least everyone knew what they were getting with Bush/Cheney.

When Obama 'Democrats' promised Hope and Change it was morphed into the same old Bush/Cheney system of Rope And Chains ... how the hell can anyone believe in the two party system again?

Both parties serve the same masters... and it sure ain't "We the People!"


Thu, 02/24/2011 - 19:02 | 995066 Vendetta
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indeed.   common denominator ... absolute corruption

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 16:44 | 994591 DOT
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“Under the most extreme circumstances, this might include use of military force against hostile groups inside the United States."


So they will be prepared to take out the FED  ?

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 16:47 | 994600 Zero Govt
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,,,and the bankers, politicians, judges, police, military-industrial complex itself and that twat head of the Treasury

Thu, 02/24/2011 - 20:18 | 995283 11b40
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You mean this head of Treasury?  Surely you must be misinformed.  You need to spend more time with Bloomberg.

Geithner Butt of Jokes No More as Obama's Money Man Now on Top of Economy

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