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Mubarak, Suleiman Step Down

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Update: ElBaradei has said he won't run for president. In the meantime, the Egyptian military has announced it will sack the cabinet.

Omar Suleiman has just announced that Mubarak has stepped down. And with Al Arabiya reporting that Omar Suleiman has also stepped down, this means that the military is now in charge. The countdown to peaceful revolutions all across the Muslim crescent is now on.

Watch the jubilation at Al Jazeera


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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:03 | 952791 Ragnarok
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Fo Rizzle?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:11 | 952837 Fish Gone Bad
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Fo shizzle yo rizzle.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:15 | 952861 66Sexy
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the dice are rolling

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:22 | 952907 Cpl Hicks
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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:00 | 953388 66Sexy
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sure looks that way. 'Military coup' may not be what they had in mind. the VP step down was a surprise. I'm liking the dollar now..... dumped my longs and im content to watch what happens this weekend.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:05 | 953414 Popo
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I'm not sure I share Tyler's optimism that this ends peacefully.  This was the just the end of the 2nd inning.  There is still no government -- and that's where the real conflict lies.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:29 | 953523 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The Beatles - Revolution (Live) :

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:22 | 952909 Apostle of Unknown
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all your camels are belong to us

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:53 | 953603 AllYourProperty...
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or property.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:24 | 952924 Michael
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I would like to thank all on ZH for their support of overthrowing the Egyptian regime.

I would like to thank all participants on this most prestigious Zero Hedge blog for helping plant the seeds of destruction of the globalist banking cartel new world order. There are many of you whose goal is to help establish a one world government. Most here are more interested in retaining our national sovereignty where we have a say in who runs the show. Not so with a global banking system that represents global governance.

I thank the Lib Cretins who troll here keeping us on our toes, keeping us entertained, and our minds active. You have helped us achieve maximum clarity of thought without which I could not have accomplished my goals. I have never and will never junk any of your comments. I need you too much.

My active quest to bring down the movement toward a NWO began with the Ron Paul movement where I was a group organizer for two towns in my neighborhood. Since then we planted the seeds that brought about the modern Tea Party movement. We have made major in-roads with our government and have drastically changed the way business is done in Washington. The old guard there is changing rapidly and will soon completely fall to our dreams. Patience is a virtue.

We defeated the eco-fascists goal of a global carbon tax, one of the cornerstones of the control mechanism of the NWO. Not much more needs to be done in that area. The Chicago carbon exchange has already fallen. We helped plant the thought seeds of righteous financial collapse all over Europe, the US, and have spurred the collapse of tyrannical regimes all over the Middle East. The bankster oppression shall come to an end. We can now see the light at the end of the tunnel and victory will soon be ours.

All this we have accomplished in a short two years. I could probably add to this list, but will leave it here for now. Keep up the good work and again, thank you and thanks Tyler Durden.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:13 | 953021 tonyw
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First in Tunisia after 23 days now in Egypt after 18 days, the people of this ancient civilisation have toppled the dictator; corruption, cronyism and police state have been overthrown. How proud they must feel to be Egyptian today, no longer the property of the state but having control of their own destiny. Let's hope that they find a good outcome with no meddling from outside and get their money back!


Ex-president mubarak how good does that sound? Let's hope they put him on trial soon before he dies.


It's time for the US to step up to the plate and confirm that all people deserve freedom, vow never to invade a foreign country again unless we are either attacked by that country or we are part of a UN-sanctioned mission. Offer friendship and our help to every country where basic human rights are upheld.


Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:25 | 953223 TruthInSunshine
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When does Bernanke get tossed?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:41 | 953318 chumbawamba
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As soon as you decide to go down to the Federal Reserve building with a few thousand of your friends and shut the whole damn place down.

What, you think it's just going to happen for you?  That someone else will take care of it?

How did a dictator entrenched for 30 years in Egypt get toppled in less than a month with under 1,000 fatalities (that we know of)?  How?  They made it happen for themselves, because no one else was going to do it for them.  Sensing they had little left to lose, regular People of Egypt finally said ENOUGH, withdrew their consent, and took to the streets.

Most Americans apparently still have something to lose.  Once a sufficient number of us have little to lose, perhaps then we get our shot.  And I regretfully regret to say we don't yet have an iconic martyr around whom to rally.  We are still a ways off from that stage.

Our spoiled and dumb-downed culture will need to experience a lot more pain before we take to the streets.  And the powers up top know this.  They know this all too well.  Which is why you got your bailout whether you wanted it or not.  And you got your EBT.  And you got your television.  They're desperately trying to give you everything they possibly can to keep you placated.  But the monster they created will never be satiated.  The American Electorate has a voracious appetite.  The more you feed it, the hungrier it gets, and it always wants something new.  But at some point they won't be able to provide it anymore, and the ungrateful American Monster will become restless.

But until then, enjoy your sad existence.  Let me know when you're sufficiently pissed, and then we'll march together down to the Fed and make some noise.

I am Chumbawamba.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:05 | 953415 Michael
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You are exactly right chumba. We must use the Egyptian model as our template. Use just enough force to make our point. It's OK if a few hundred of us lose our lives. They can't get all of us and your odds are very good they won't get you.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:17 | 953467 tonyw
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The Egyptian pro-democracy people initiated hardly any force, just resistance such as throwing rocks back.


Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:34 | 953540 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Chalk the revolution up to the implementation of bread helmets.  You can eat them!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:56 | 953612 trav7777
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Why? Because Mubarak was under pressure from the "international community" (i.e., the major western powers).  If we try to revolt, we'll get the G20 treatment.  Anyone trying to topple the major powers isn't going to get sympathy from the major powers.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:12 | 953441 iDealMeat
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There is no reason to riot anywhere in the US. Just cut your consumption in half and watch the monster eat itself..

Long popcorn.



Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:47 | 953037 Founders Keeper
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[I thank the Lib Cretins who troll here keeping us on our toes, keeping us entertained, and our minds active. You have helped us achieve maximum clarity of thought.... I need you too much.]---Michael

Agreed. Never silence the minority voice. Therein may lie your salvation.



Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:49 | 953043 tonyw
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When someone questions your view then ask yourself could they be right, have they got a valid point?

Think if the future of all human civilisation depended on me, what would I do, how would I be?
It's up to us to write what happens next.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:52 | 953064 Michael
Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:28 | 953238 Herman Strandsc...
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 A very Good decision from what I've read about GM and the surrounding destruction it causes not to mention the grip on monopolistic replacement seed sources, etc.

Herman Strand Schnecke 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:05 | 953418 Mad Max
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Kudos to Mexico, but it probably means that the US will identify "WMDs" being produced in Mexico and need to go there and "find" them... you know, it's for the children!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:20 | 953475 DaveyJones
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You know it's sad when mexico is less corrupt than us. GMOs are the scariest shit man has ever developed. The GOAL of Monsanto (in a memo compelled by lawsuit) is to "have all food produced be genetically modified" and of course for "Monsanto to hold the patent." I recommend this guys lecture:

Jeffrey Smith  author "Seeds of Deception"

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:28 | 953514 jus_lite_reading
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Monsanto is one of the, if not THE most corrupt corporate organization in the world. They have produced Frankenseeds that no longer know how to germinate on their own in order to make you come back and buy more- but oh the irony! The plants have refused to work...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:46 | 953582 Cathartes Aura
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. . . their plants in the Food & Drug Admin. appear to be thriving, like the weeds they are.

as to GMO corn & Mexico, genie is out of the bottle now:

His findings were finally corroborated this week by scientists from Mexico, the United States, and the Netherlands who looked at thousands of seed samples from hundreds of Mexican corn fields and found that around 1 percent of them had genes that had jumped from GM varieties. Even before this week, major detractors agreed with Chapela's main point. Corn disperses pollen easily, so one should expect that GM pollen carried by the wind has mated with local corn varieties in much of the world.

but good on them for taking some stand, if belated.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:50 | 953595 squeal
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How do you keep these contradictory ideas in your head?

You are an obvious Libertarian, yet you rail against Monsanto? Are you for the government regulating Monsanto? That's not a libertarian position, traditionally. In your mind, are some corporations part of the "nwo globalist conspiracy" and not others? Fighting against corporate abuse has always been a leftist position, yet in your posts you call liberals cretins. WTF, mate?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:39 | 953756 Buckaroo Banzai
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You are dead wrong in assuming that anti-corporatism is the exclusive province of the Left.

Corporations are inherently vehicles of moral destruction. Their governing structure promotes amoral behavior and their size promotes that behavior at increasing scope and increasing scale.

This fact was widely recognized in the 18th century due to the shocking abuses perpetrated by the British East India Company in the 17th and 18th centuries. These abuses were so abominable to human conscience that the corporate structure was deliberately hamstrung in a number of ways. Corporate charters were restricted to a narrowly defined purpose (i.e. "to build a railway from point A to point B), charters were given short lives (i.e. 10 years), and were subject to high degrees of scrutiny upon renewal.

Regrettably, these reforms were then gradually unwound throughout the 19th century, and even more regrettably, in the 20th century, corporations were subsequently given preferential treatment over natural human beings.

To sum up, there is very little about corporate behavior that is consistent with libertarian ideas. Libertarianism is about human freedom, not corporate freedom.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 20:49 | 954729 downwiththebanks
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The people with Capital demanded of the governments they owned the creation of the corporate form (and its renewal every 20 years or so).  

For what other purpose were they created?  

The EIC story, which you rightly identify, is but one example of the corrupt lineage.  The Royal African Company and South Sea Company (slave traders) were others - and that's just England.

Bottom line:  the rule of Capital (i.e., Capitalism) brought about the corporation, since it gave Capitalists a vehicle to limit their own liability and extract more surplus from those populations they sought to attack.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:15 | 953915 Michael
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Not on you mate. I only use that ad-hominem attach on the ones that actually egregiously display a propensity for stupidity after all reason fails. As you can see by all the junks I got on that comment, the tag team trolls are always out in force on this blog. I like to rattle their cages right from the start so I can identity their numbers.

Monsanto is evil and is guilty of crimes against humanity. Their sinister ulterior motives in their business model is obvious. Corporate abuse is now also a Ron Paul movement pet peeve. We have regulations for that, we just don't enforce the justifiable ones, opting only to enforce the regulations that make no sense.

We have a lot in common with both left and right. However we never compromise on our principals as we have vetted the Gods honest truth that can work for all of us, if we just give it a try. Look at our position on the illegal wars. Look what we did to Chaney at CPAC. You and I are not all that different. I try not to let the wedge issues divide us. We have a remedy for that. States rights usually takes care of most of them. I just want my country to survive for another 235 years.

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 00:36 | 955156 zaknick
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Well said, Mike.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 20:35 | 954694 NumberNone
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If you undertake the task of philosophical detection, drop the dangerous little catch phrase which advises you to keep an “open mind.” This is a very ambiguous term… That term is an anti-concept: it is usually taken to mean an objective, unbiased approach to ideas, but it is used as a call for perpetual skepticism, for holding no firm convictions, and granting plausibility to anything.

What objectivity and the study of philosophy require is not an “open mind,” but an active mind. An active mind does not grant equal status to truth and falsehood; it does not remain floating forever in a stagnant vacuum of neutrality and uncertainty; by assuming the responsibility of judgment, it reaches firm convictions and holds to them. Since it is able to prove its convictions, an active mind achieves an unassailable certainty in confrontations with assailants – a certainty untainted by spots of blind faith, approximation, evasion and fear.

If you keep an active mind, you will discover (assuming that you started with common-sense rationality) that every challenge you examine will strengthen your convictions, that the conscious, reasoned rejections of false theories will help you to clarify and amplify the true ones, that your ideological enemies will make you invulnerable by providing countless demonstrations of their own impotence.- Ayn Rand

Sat, 02/12/2011 - 00:41 | 955161 zaknick
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If you like pina colada.... and getting caught in the rain

if you're not into yoga.... if you've got half a brain

To see Ayn Rand in proper perspective please read up on the magnificent Murray Rothbard.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:54 | 953072 downwiththebanks
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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:01 | 953098 Michael
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Please try to transcend above your left right paradigm mindset.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:21 | 953209 downwiththebanks
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I wasn't the moron talking up a Republican.

Anyone who votes for either corporate party deserves what they get.

Ron Paul is a REPUBLICAN.  So is his little boy.

So isn't it time to stop acting like he isn't?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:39 | 953308 SheepDog-One
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What is a 'republican'?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:25 | 953503 bunkermeatheadp...
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Good question.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:01 | 953623 Cathartes Aura
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apparently it's the moniker the Paul family chooses as their public identifier. . .

(disclaimer: I don't do sides, voting is an obvious distraction from the reality of the situation - Paulite worshipers a fine example. . . if you want leaders, you want to be led.)

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:39 | 953311 snowball777
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Says the spamming fucktard who uses terms like "Lib Cretin" least you finally learned how to spell.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:07 | 953426 Cash_is_Trash
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You can go and suck the long hard dick of the Austrian School of Economics.

First you can give Murray a hummer,

Lick Ludwigs asshole,

get fucked by Friedrich,

blow Schumpeter,

But you don't give a fuck because government has stolen your money and dignity and you don't stand-up for yourself, pussy bitch.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:10 | 953436 Michael
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Thanks for noticing I can spell.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:02 | 953101 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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Fucking idiot. Both parties are just as bad.





Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:07 | 953133 Michael
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I just hope the Egyptians use the US aid to offset and lower taxes in Egypt, not for more military equipment.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:43 | 953577 squeal
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Do you know anything about the tax rate in Egypt? Is this whole revolution, in your mind, about taxes?


Dude, your kook is showing....

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:59 | 953616 BigJim
Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:22 | 953933 Michael
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WOW. Thanks for the link. Amazing isn't it.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:10 | 953150 ebworthen
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Politics is the distraction.

Restore the barter system.

Eliminate the confiscatory and parasitic judicial hegemony.

Eliminate crony capitalism.

Eliminate the fallacy of social justice applied by self-serving centralized bureacracies.

End the Kleptoligarchy.


Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:09 | 953435 Cash_is_Trash
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...legalize democracy

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:37 | 953556 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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We don't need a barter economy, we have gold.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:56 | 953857 downrodeo
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End the Kleptoligarchy


that is an excellent term. We should slap that on a bumper sticker.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:06 | 953422 Popo
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"Genocidalism"?   Really?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:58 | 953865 downrodeo
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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 20:55 | 954750 downwiththebanks
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Here's an idea:  stop infusing Republican Paul into every thread, no matter the subject.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 22:42 | 954973 StychoKiller
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How nice of you to show everyone your hot-button!  Rest assured that it will be pushed mercilessly!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:10 | 953153 MayIMommaDogFac...
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two towns in my neighborhood

That is one big-ass neighborhood you live in.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:10 | 953158 creviceCaress
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i think you just blew a load in your pants compadre'


you may wanna  check yer glee until the fat lady wakes up, does her line o' bolivian marching powder, swipes the jelly from her CREVICE and ponders if she'll sing today:

ya cant have world.guv w/o cheap energy


maximum clarity of thought is extremely relative concerning the vast majority of humans oogling these pages; you/I included


changing the way .gov does biz?


global carbon tax fiasco is pretty far from being over....


not to be a doomer or think your faith would be better put to use in growing some brussels sprouts this season.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:32 | 953269 Michael
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Did I mention the grand solar minimum is on my side? Thank God.

NASA’s Hathaway revises the sunspot prediction down again

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:44 | 953327 snowball777
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Flat-earthin' birthers have a dearth of worth.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:15 | 953452 Michael
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Sounds like someone needs a nap.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:06 | 953423 Overflow-admin
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OMG! Seems that someone heavy is short ISES Solar Cycle AP... jp morgue vampires?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:18 | 953469 Overflow-admin
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I would recommend you that reading:


But I guess you're already aware of the conclusions.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:37 | 953528 Michael
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No I have not, but am having it crowd sourced as we speak. NOVA is suspect. Thanks.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:58 | 953615 Overflow-admin
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Oops, wasn't aware of (NOVA)...

A quick google shows some results like "no reviewing is taking place" in some cases, so I don't know what to think about them for now.


But in the other hand the paper looks solid to my (modest) knowledge. So please let me know if you have any interesting feedback ;)

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:27 | 953239 gorillaonyourback
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well if egypt can do it, shouldnt we be able to?  i quess we have to get to the streets in a peaceful revolt and take back our government from the bankstere and corporations

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:32 | 953267 Currently Smoki...
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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:49 | 953339 Alcoholic Nativ...
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You are a teatard, you morons "took back your country" last election cycle by demanding tax cuts to the rich.  You are a fucken clown.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:14 | 953449 taint
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by rich I assume you mean anyone that earns a living?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:22 | 953692 Bob
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Now that's rich.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:56 | 953082 Clayton Bigsby
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I hope they take that shizzle to Iran next - put that in yo pipe & smoke it ahmadinejizzle

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:03 | 953109 eatthebanksters
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you mean achmednutjob...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:23 | 953219 downwiththebanks
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Time to eliminate the true fascistic cancer of the region - Apartheid Israel.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:12 | 953444 Cash_is_Trash
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You're still a piece of shit downwiththebanks.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:34 | 953749 downwiththebanks
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At least I don't kill grandmothers like the ashkeNAZI lunatic state.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:00 | 953621 Things that go bump
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They do seem to be recreating the Warsaw Getto for the Palestinians.  Psychologically, it is not uncommon for the abused to become in turn abusers.  

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:24 | 953502 grl
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You too can help start a revolution. Tweet #Irannext

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:03 | 952792 slow_roast
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Military power bitchez. 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:18 | 952881 Jack
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Is it just me or does Suleiman look superimposed in that video.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:24 | 952921 Confused
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Haha, yeah, the lighting is funny. 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:25 | 952927 B9K9
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This is how it's going to go down here. In fact, it's usually the way it has always gone down throughout history: Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, William (the Bastard), G Washington (famously embraced governing as a civilian), Napoleon, et al.

In a power vacuum, the only organization remaining with any hierarchy & command/control is typically the military. My bet is still on Petraeus following a Watergate style Constitutional succession path. That is, Biden resigns, Petraeus nominated to VP, 'Bama resigns, presto chango.

Still, regardless of who's in charge, that troubling chart mapping growing population and flat/diminishing oil production is gonna be a real bitch.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:56 | 953080 downwiththebanks
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Except that the REVOLUTION can run the show.  These last 3 weeks have begun to show that.  Now it's just a matter of time ... 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:51 | 953350 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Keep dreaming teatard, why don't you go start the revolution off by demanding tax cuts for the rich.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:19 | 953481 Herman Strandsc...
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 Well we wouldn't have telly without rich people financing it and what with aljazeera being provided by rich arabs who don't pay tax.

Oh the U.S revolution will be done untellyvised but probably coordinated via CB Radio 10-4 without money.

Herman Strand Schnecke

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:24 | 953698 Bob
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And what was the top marginal tax rate during the rise of teevee, again?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:34 | 952976 ciscokid
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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:04 | 952797 nope-1004
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Down off of what?  The dude was on cloud 9.  His own people don't support him, so it was his own self imposed rule.  His people suffering when he's worth billions.  He oughtta be ashamed of himself.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:15 | 952859 SteveNYC
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I'd probably throw that SOB in the slam before Geithner and Bernanke....well, maybe not.....

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:19 | 952889 Desenstematic
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How ridiculous is the media with their obsession on who has the "power" - like it is so simple, and some one liner is to be the voice of the "people" -- are we so stupid?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:05 | 952798 youngman
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The Military is in charge....

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:48 | 953820 Head for the Hills
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The military has been in charge for about two weeks now.  Ever since they showed up and stoically watched the daily entertainment comfortably sitting behind the .50 in the torrents of the tanks.  They prevented slaughter of the masses by police and convinced the crowd that anything beyond non-violent protest would probably not work out in their favor.

Let's see what they do now.


Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:04 | 952799 Xibalba
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And this conveys what to Pakistan exactly? Lybia?  Yemen? 



Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:26 | 953706 Bob
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Iraq?  Afghanistan?

I'm surprised by the continuing blindness to those foreign military occupation situations.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:06 | 952802 GrouchoNotKarl
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The pharoah is dead! Long live the pharoah!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:32 | 952968 SteveNYC
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People power, bitchez.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:06 | 952803 Id fight Gandhi
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Us stocks will rally right?

We need a Prez here

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:07 | 952804 plocequ1
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I was wondering why the market was green today. I thought it had to do with that POMO thingy

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:53 | 953070 Clampit
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No, after years and years of US pressure to remove MoBarack and allow the spread of "free capitalism" ... we finally have our day in the sun. How could US markets not rally? Yeah, that's the ticket.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:16 | 953458 goldfish1
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Excellent. I expect we'll be reading that take in AP this weekend.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:06 | 952806 serotonindumptruck
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I'd wager the various intelligence agencies involved are going absolutely apeshit right now.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:15 | 952854 Confused
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Can't imagine this means anything. It would seem its just a symbolic "step down." Isn't the VP an equally pitiful douche? 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:26 | 952933 downwiththebanks
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The VP isn't in charge - the military is, now.

We'll see what comes of this, now.  Should be interesting ...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:40 | 953000 cougar_w
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The VP is gone as well. The cabinet is dissolved, but they were all military men anyway.

The military is in charge, by default.

This was the outcome I foretold 2 weeks ago. Now after a few days of CYA the military will put a junta in charge of daily operations, and announce elections to be held in 90 days and will promise not to field a candidate or interfere at all with the results. After they start that process starts the drama continues on another level.

I don't think it will be violent at all. This will be something to watch, coming to an advanced industrialized nation near you.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:51 | 953055 DaveyJones
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hope so

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:54 | 953066 tonyw
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CYA (within Egypt) has been happening for a while now with shredders on turbo and disks being burnt.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:05 | 953116 Michael
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I just hope the Egyptians use the US aid to offset taxes in Egypt, not for more military equipment.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:11 | 953910 Cathartes Aura
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US "aid" to the ME is like a govt "snap" card dude, you get the "aid" to buy the weaponry, thus supporting the "Industrial" part of the "Military Industrial Complex" - capiche?

It was a deal for $US2.77 billion ($3 billion) to go to Israel in 2010 and a total of $US30 billion over the next decade.

Israel is bound by the agreement to use 75 per cent of the aid to buy military hardware made in the US: in the crisis-racked US economy, those military factories are critical to many towns.

For many years Israel has been the largest recipient of US foreign aid, followed by Egypt ($US1.75 billion), which also receives most of its assistance in tied military aid.

one big armed circle jerk.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:26 | 952934 Cpl Hicks
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They're in full CYA mode. All metal storm shutters have been lowered. All assets have been pulled out of the field. The dwindling stocks of toilet paper are under armed surveillance.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:06 | 952807 Michael
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Next Tyrant. The House of Saud.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:28 | 952944 Cpl Hicks
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Who knows? Maybe the House of Gregoire will fall under the wrath of our local state employee and teachers unions!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:38 | 952994 Shed Boy
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Don't hold your breath...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:15 | 953178 Cpl Hicks
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I know. I was just being silly.

Still the thought of that rat-eyed weasel getting perp-walked out of the Gov's mansion is too sweet to let go.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:30 | 952952 Dr. Richard Head
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The House o' Saud make Egypt look like pikers in relation to the US fiscal and monetary support.  The fall of the House o' Saud would be a reason to celebrate indeed. 

Pop's the champaign!

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:38 | 952995 Michael
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I sure can dream big things.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:07 | 953428 Popo
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Ah yes, the golden dream of $20 gasoline. bring it on.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:22 | 953689 Things that go bump
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We'll probably not last long enough to see $20 a gallon.  Somewhere above $3.00 a gallon or $100.00 a barrel (I don't know exactly where) our complex structure starts getting shaky, like it did a couple of years ago at the start of this financial mess.  You might remember that.  As gas prices rise, truckers can no longer make a living and it becomes no longer cost effective to ship things across country in a truck.  Truckers aren't going to haul lettuce or hogs across the country at a loss you know. Scarcities will develop. Its only a matter of time.  Plant your garden this year.  Take up canning.  Get a few hens.  

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:43 | 953998 Kayman
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Ttgo bump

Look at the price of diesel, truckers can't make a living now.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:49 | 953042 AldoHux_IV
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Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:43 | 953024 cougar_w
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What. You don't like their oil? Cuz 48 hours after the fall of al Saud the last tanker leaves the Gulf of Hormuz for about 2 years.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:40 | 953312 Michael
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Yeah, and would shake the eco-fascists out of their loony ban on drilling in our own back yard overnight.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:47 | 953338 snowball777
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Go eat some gulf shrimp, microcephaloid.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:59 | 953385 Michael
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Fine. Then pay 10 dollars a gallon.

Try not to exagerate one big accident into a justification to do something stupid and stop all exploration for oil. That's sort of what the neo-cons did with 9/11 and now we have 2 wars to deal with.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 14:19 | 953480 goldfish1
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Go eat some gulf shrimp, microcephaloid.

Hear hear.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:10 | 953650 trav7777
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there isn't 10mbpd in our backyard.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:45 | 953796 cougar_w
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What makes you think we have oil in our back yard? I don't know that anyone in the actual industry is saying that. They cry about regulations and restrictions as a rule, that's just what they do, but I don't think they've come out and said they could provide any significant oil production in our back yard given a free rein.

Think wishful all you like. I don't even care what you think. I'm a bit more practical than that, is all.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:31 | 953735 Bob
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Yeah, with oil being their only source of income, I'm sure they'll keep it all to themselves rather than selling it.  Muslims eat oil.  You know, like Iran.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:40 | 953778 cougar_w
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They've done it before. Besides I didn't say they would do it intentionally this time, it might just happen. You know, like shit happens.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 17:53 | 954256 Bob
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Yeah, shit can happen.  Sorry, I'm hyper-responsive to what I see as the fallacious assumption underlying our fear of Muslims that supposedly necessitates our tragic dominance of the Middle East and reaps us a bitter harvest of additional negative consequences.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 17:59 | 954275 cougar_w
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I'm not afraid of anyone. But for some reason I cannot fathom I've become phobic regarding ... get this ... black swans.

Yeah I know, that's pretty sick. The white ones don't bug me at all. I don't know what's come over me.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 18:09 | 954314 Bob
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The end of the world as we know it, maybe?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 22:56 | 954997 StychoKiller
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Hmmm, big cats are not normally afraid of birds (except for ostriches) -- perhaps those are black dragons on the horizon...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 23:34 | 955080 Milestones
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Bet I can walk further on a full belly than you can drive on an empty one.    Milestones

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:06 | 952808 economessed
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Egypt:  congratulations on your peaceful transition of governance.  Now let's all celebrate by buying stock in Chipotle and Netflix.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:08 | 952821 slaughterer
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Market reaction to this news makes no sense ... for the 100th time.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:31 | 952963 Joeman34
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Pay attention to the strength [read: declining] of the U.S. dollar.  The inverse relationship between the strength of the dollar and the market is the strongest indicator currently.  Everything else is basically worthless...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:06 | 952811 -Michelle-
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Down go PMs...

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:12 | 952840 youngman
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They never went up on the Egypt why should they go down..

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:13 | 952845 A_MacLaren
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Blythe's raid won't hold.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:15 | 952860 -Michelle-
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Ha, indeed! 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:06 | 952812 Id fight Gandhi
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USA will have freedom some day too. Hope for change.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:07 | 952815 Tic tock
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Standard Template established

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:15 | 952864 Confused
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So it seems. 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:27 | 952938 downwiththebanks
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Seven minutes is enough time for you to put the REVOLUTION into the past tense.

Something tells me that the REVOLUTIONARIES might not be ready to go there, yet.  At least not until their real grievances are met.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:07 | 952817 unwashedmass
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i want to celebrate by buying some AMZN.

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:08 | 952819 bankrupt JPM bu...
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Blythe covering shorts here like a motherfucker

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 12:11 | 952835 Bastiat
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They ran the shallow stops on that--now right back above $30. 

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 13:16 | 953146 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Dollar skying, gold, silver, platinum selling off. I expect the dollar to break its back at resistence of DXY 79.  Gold and silver however will skyrocket once the deck chairs are rearanged.  Oil and platinum too.  Someone is reaching deep down on platinum.  This manipulation is an act of desperation.  How many tonnes did Mubarak's wife get to London, anyway?

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 15:30 | 953725 Things that go bump
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Whatever they took out of Egypt rightfully belongs to the people of Egypt and should be returned.  It is about time we put a stop to allowing these ousted dictators to grab the wealth of a nation on their way out and keep it.  

Fri, 02/11/2011 - 16:26 | 953947 Cathartes Aura
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US could start "at home" with that wish.

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