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Matt Taibbi's Latest: " Why Isn't Wall Street In Jail?"

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Wed, 02/16/2011 - 14:36 | 967470 Pee Wee
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Jail is for poor people, just like socialized losses.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 14:42 | 967487 topcallingtroll
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The troll is getting very very angry. It may be time for our little lobby takeover. Unfortunately it has turned out to be me, two guys, and an fbi informant. So much for any anger out there.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 15:08 | 967600 metastar
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If government won't police since it is an accomplice, then there is only one solution.

Revolution Bitchez!

But alas, this won't happen until enough people cannot eat. And if/when it does happen, nothing will change as most people have no clue about who robbed them. I do not see a good future here.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 15:41 | 967705 GoinFawr
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save it metastar, you're just playing into the tct's hands.

But keep that spirit primed.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 15:41 | 967711 Cleanclog
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It won't  happen in America until the TVs and American Idol, Jersey  Shore, and the Bachelor are unviewable.  

Maybe we're supposed to storm the cable companies and knock out all the towers.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 15:49 | 967741 Winston Smith 2009
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"It won't happen in America until the TVs and American Idol, Jersey Shore, and the Bachelor are unviewable."

Well, for me, they already are, but I get your point.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 16:00 | 967768 Pee Wee
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...and I see NFLX streaming all the above.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 16:29 | 967860 philgramm
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QE is just as much welfare as food stamps.  I bet JPM will have cable cards for the sheeple if they couldn't afford cable.  keep watching..........nothing to see here on K street

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 19:07 | 968275 Henry Chinaski
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Martha Stewart went to PMITA prison.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 19:33 | 968366 freedmon
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Ya, over about $250,000 of insider trading. Just a coincidence that she's a prominent democratic donor? That was a frame-up that stank to high heaven.

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 04:47 | 969475 jeff montanye
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it wasn't even insider trading!  if she had told the simple truth she would have walked.  she apparently thought she might be guilty of insider trading (almost certainly not, she was told by her broker that the head of a firm was selling so she sold) so told an awkwardly elaborate lie to federal investigators (the crime for which she was convicted).  lesson? always refuse to talk without good representation.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:21 | 968508 DeadFred
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When they nailed old Martha I felt so much safer.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 21:12 | 968674 New_Meat
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"...nailed old Martha..."

eweweweeewww.

- Ned

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 07:18 | 969532 Cash_is_Trash
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Martha Stewart went to PMITA prison.

Who would wanna pound that shit?

To the contrary, ex-press secretary Dana Perino would be nice...

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 01:23 | 969303 New World Chaos
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The Martha Stewart thing was basically the SEC's way of telling the sheeple there were no sharks in the pool.  They knew our celebrity-gawking media would run with it.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 23:21 | 969014 Nikao7
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"Maybe we're supposed to storm the cable companies and knock out all the towers."

 

ROTFFLMAO

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 15:45 | 967730 Clampit
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Food inflation data point: Wendys

1. New "natural cut" fries with skin on, for that natural taste of dirt. Yumm. Wonder how much is saved (time, material, equipment, etc.) by eliminating the peeling process?

2. Now I get my 1/4lb single with cheese (this time w/o fries) and open things up thinking they forgot the cheese when I can't see it peeking out the corners. Nope, it's just about 2/3 on edge the size it used to be, less than half the area of the patty.

Same price, though ...

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 15:52 | 967749 Lndmvr
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Took my wife out for the 10 year anniversary dinner. I said "whats wrong with my salad?"  she could'nt tell. I said, " No tomatoes".

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 16:05 | 967783 GoinFawr
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Caesar salad?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 16:43 | 967898 barkster
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no, it was a tomato basil mozzarella salad....

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:02 | 968455 DosZap
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Be glad, she would have gotten the Mexican shit fertilized kind.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:44 | 968590 juangrande
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I remember being in Mexico in a small town around 1990 and buying salad vegies in a local store and marveling how I could actually taste the cucumber, tomato, etc. Then Nafta happened and the US ag machine exported it's methodology. Now I go to the same store and the vegies are tasteless, just like here in the good ole USA!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 22:38 | 968895 DaveyJones
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Spanish Mission Accomplished. Our GMO corn is starting to infect their crops as well even though they've done work to resist it.  And corn is sacred to these people. They have an amazing variety with different nutrients and enviromental specialties.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:53 | 968592 juangrande
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Fuck! Sorry.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:46 | 968597 juangrande
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I remember being in Mexico in a small town around 1990 and buying salad vegies in a local store and marveling how I could actually taste the cucumber, tomato, etc. Then Nafta happened and the US ag machine exported it's methodology. Now I go to the same store and the vegies are tasteless, just like here in the good ole USA!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:46 | 968598 juangrande
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I remember being in Mexico in a small town around 1990 and buying salad vegies in a local store and marveling how I could actually taste the cucumber, tomato, etc. Then Nafta happened and the US ag machine exported it's methodology. Now I go to the same store and the vegies are tasteless, just like here in the good ole USA!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:46 | 968599 juangrande
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I remember being in Mexico in a small town around 1990 and buying salad vegies in a local store and marveling how I could actually taste the cucumber, tomato, etc. Then Nafta happened and the US ag machine exported it's methodology. Now I go to the same store and the vegies are tasteless, just like here in the good ole USA!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:48 | 968602 juangrande
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I remember being in Mexico in a small town around 1990 and buying salad vegies in a local store and marveling how I could actually taste the cucumber, tomato, etc. Then Nafta happened and the US ag machine exported it's methodology. Now I go to the same store and the vegies are tasteless, just like here in the good ole USA!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:52 | 968606 juangrande
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No emphasis intended.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 22:44 | 968914 DaveyJones
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Bought a venti starbucks latte today. It went up thirty cents

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 16:27 | 967854 faustian bargain
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Indeed...Wendy's where I am has a sign on the drive-thru saying something about the cold weather impacting tomato availability (i.e. the price went up), and if you want them you have to request them specifically.

Wendy's is a bellweather.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 17:56 | 968106 Ned Zeppelin
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Tomatoes only if you ask.

Beef soon to follow.

Taco Bell already got rid of most of the beef.

 

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:02 | 968462 DosZap
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Yep, all the stray dogs have disappeared weekly here.

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 02:24 | 969362 Rusty Shorts
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 ... i haven't seen a cat in three months.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 18:14 | 968153 Dr. Porkchop
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That's not new, they were doing that here about a year ago.. funny thing was, none of the other chains seemed to have any problems sourcing tomato at the time.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:05 | 968470 DosZap
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You have to DEMAND them, and EXTRA dressing, and Croutons...or you get shit,nada, zilch.

And they give dirty looks if you even ask.You want it right, GO INSIDE to order.

Easy to screw a drive thru.

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 04:50 | 969480 jeff montanye
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i would worry that they might be giving you a little something in addition to "dirty looks".

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 19:45 | 968403 Pee Wee
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I thought you were telling a joke.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 19:05 | 968268 The Rock
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In-n-Out Burgers out here in the West are definitely smaller than what they used to be.  When I called corporate on it, they said "we never changed the size of our patties".  Then I realized the loophole: they never changed the size pre-cooked.  So they can use more fat content, which is the same size but cheaper, and of course it shrinks to a McDonald's size hamburger... At least they are still good quality.  Tricky bastards.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 19:42 | 968393 takinthehighway
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Went in to a truck stop the other day to purchase a pint of milk...the "pint" was now 12 oz.! Still $1.49...gee, they weren't making enough profit at $11.92/gallon? MOOPEC must be cutting back production of WBI (White Bovine Intermediate)...

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 20:43 | 968585 Blano
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Those new fries suck wind, big time.

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 23:06 | 968982 Alienated Serf
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stop eating so much fast food, you fat asses

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 04:52 | 969481 jeff montanye
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crossed my mind, perhaps more tentatively worded.

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 04:00 | 969445 ThorsteinVeblen
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I empathize and sympathize. This may help, a Wendy's coupon: https://www.mywendysonline.com/wpc/aMgr.do?pg=createPrefs&src=wdotc 

When I was a kid, William's Hamburgers in Fargo, ND sold the world's best burgers for $.18 each. Even then (early '60s for those who can't time stamp burger prices) a genuine entrepreneur in fast food couldn't escape the overreach of growing big government. When the price of my favorite burger went to $.19, it felt like my world caved in. What if they raised the price of the public pool to $.15? How could I keep up with this madness? When I stood on the sidewalk in front of William's and saw the "Closed" sign hanging, I like you, had thought the madness of government intervention had driven William's back to peanut butter and jelly sandwiches out of the trunk of his car. Even at the ripe old age of 4, I had a bad taste in my mouth for peanut butter and now, big government, too. The "authorities" had shut down my world's best hamburger joint. I received official news that evening. "It was closed for good" from my father as he read the newspaper article to my mother, "William's Hamburgers closed for selling horse meat as hamburger for the second time". True story.

Had a good laugh at your dire straights though, you really sound deflated about the inflated burgers. The coupon is good for $1.

 

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 16:22 | 967834 the rookie cynic
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Food stamps, Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security are "revolution" insurance for the PTB.  The MIC is the global police force for the multination corporations. Congress and POTUS must pay fealty to the banks and corporations to remain in power. DHS has built a huge infrastucture to keep the unwashed masses in line. MSM pumps out the propaganda. Education system is anything but. No wonder anyone who gets close to the truth is branded as a heretic, a commie, a nut-job, or a terrorist. As Mr. Celente has rightly quipped, "We've all become Snooki-stupid." http://therookiecynic.wordpress.com/2010/10/22/the-fraud-club-goldman-sa...

 

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 23:19 | 969011 Alienated Serf
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nice work rookie

Thu, 02/17/2011 - 02:54 | 969391 JW n FL
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35p8UPLy_44&feature=

Rage Against The Machine - Testify

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 16:25 | 967849 Bob
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I think everybody's got a clue on this one.  Note the polls.  Why else is Jamie protesting banksters' ill repute and pleading for "fairness"?

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 21:30 | 968723 the PTB
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And we have a winner!!!!!!!

Wed, 02/16/2011 - 22:02 | 968815 Impetuous
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"And what does reward virtue? You think the communist commissar rewards virtue? You think a Hitler rewards virtue? You think, excuse me, if you'll pardon me, American presidents reward virtue? Do they choose their appointees on the basis of the virtue of the people appointed or on the basis of their political clout?"

Love, Milt

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