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No Bubble: Owner Hires Crew To Wreck His $289,000 Gallardo In Protest Against Chinese Consumer Rights

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This one goes both in the "WTF", "no Chinese bubble at all" and "GDP boost through destruction" bins. MSNBC reports of a Lamborghini owner in China who hired a crew on World Consumer Rights Day to smash his $289,000 Lamborghini Gallardo L140 in protest after allegedly disputing with the company on maintenance and engine issues. The protest was made to provoke public support and goad the manufacturer to respect his consumer rights. Yet at the end of the protest the world is sans one Gallardo, a credit billionaire couldn't care less, and nothing has changed. Yet somehow we are certain Thomas Lee from JP Morgan will find this act of wonton destruction as contributing 0.001% to China's 2011 GDP.

h/t Cann

 

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Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:57 | 1068316 tallen
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Obviously a banker who's had a bit too much cocaine.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:05 | 1068340 bankrupt JPM bu...
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would have bought an F430 instead anyway, fuck it.

 

www.silvergoldsilver.blogspot.com

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:13 | 1068386 Cash_is_Trash
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Where are the pickaxes and baseball bats?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:40 | 1068474 Drachma
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2000 media 'guests' at $300 a pop for the gala show and bingo, a new Gallardo in the bag. Just a thought.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:58 | 1068842 Gen X Gen Y Hybrid
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dude will you relax?  you are the one being obnoxious now.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 21:52 | 1069627 Ruth
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Looks like a job for Wallstreet Pro!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:28 | 1068449 JW n FL
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ic4RYQXZNc

 

can you advertise your blog some more please?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:34 | 1068457 Spastica Rex
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Gawd, him and ORI.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:42 | 1068478 JW n FL
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no one goes to thier blogs.. so they come here... and we then have to listen to ORI chant Pro Go-Daffy shit.. I want as many innocent people as possible saved, why the idiot goobermint saves them.. is not important, just save the lives.. the why's or what the fuck ever else...

 

and this guy with his gold silver blog... which he then hopes to get lucky enough for someone to purchase thru a window on his site so that he can have some more paper.. lulz!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:54 | 1068520 Spalding_Smailes
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And Turd has been doing the same for months now, .... The three stooges ....

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:35 | 1068460 MarketTruth
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Bought a Ferrari F430? You have not even seen and felt customer abuse until you have to deal with Ferrari 'service'. And parts costs, let alone lack of availability of critical parts for some models, forgeddaboutit! Seriously, if you love abuse by a motorcar company, then by all means get a Ferrari... and hope is does not burn to the ground as they tend to do (check YouTube, plenty of videos... and Ferrari denied their new model spontaniously combused until quite a few did so... and this is a NEW DESIGNED model we are talking about!).

All the above is so VERY true.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:37 | 1068470 JW n FL
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before 1998 -1999 every new Ferarri leaked oil... everyone of them save the F-40 / F-50..

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:01 | 1068548 NidStyles
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The F-40 had issues with their bearing's having insufficient oiling. I think that's worse than leaking oil.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 00:39 | 1070090 LudwigVon
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JW u drive a bimmer? Where in FL u at? My old ACS M3 widebody got rear ended by a 3time drunk driver going 90mph in FL. My baby saved my life :(

 

And STFU about the blog spot bs. I'm sick of him and ORI jus like u!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 01:51 | 1070242 Oh regional Indian
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poor baby, sick are you?

Here, like cures like:

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/archetypal-astrology-from-cathartes-aura/

If you want more, just ask.

Freaks, come to a "free-speech" site, spew their own stuff and complain when others do. 

My baby got rear-ended. Fucking body-shop queries.

Whiner. 

Here, have a this too:

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/03/16/american-cross-nuclear-rumbles/

Face your screen now, since your brain is clearly in your ass (which your baby saved, ohh, baby..... mechanical fixation, real world un-glued, clearly you do live in FL).

ORI

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:58 | 1068538 velobabe
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april's F1 has been cancelled in japan, just to let you know big guy†

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 21:14 | 1069439 Overpowered By Funk
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The Japanese GP is in October. The Chinese and Malaysian GP's are in Apr. As far as I know the races are on.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 21:39 | 1069565 M.B. Drapier
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The reason Lamborghini diversified from tractors into sportscars in the first place was because of Ferruccio Lamborghini's unhappiness with how Ferrari was handling his 250GTs' cluch problems. But of course Ferruccio (with his own factory just down the road from Modena) had the inside track, so he was able to get abused face-to-face by Enzo Ferrari himself.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:54 | 1068804 Absinthe Minded
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Koenigsegg, amazing car, hopefully they make Saab worthy of the Saab name again.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 23:20 | 1069908 JW n FL
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I am so old... that I can still see Konig before they even had thier own car.. just upgrades for everyone else.. art work then and now..

 

Best all around car I have ever seen or heard of (save the Bugatti) is the Styker Peking to Paris.. Great Race, Great Car / Truck / Lux Baha something or other..

http://www.spykercars.nl/?pag=18

Konig interior(ish)... enjoy!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 21:21 | 1069474 anarkst
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Seems like the only reasonable thing to do to a Gallardo.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:17 | 1068402 michael.suede
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LOL

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:27 | 1068445 IQ 145
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 wow, that's a really unhappy car owner.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:28 | 1068448 theXman
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No, most likely one of those Shan Xi coal mine owners who are known for their flamboyant ways of flounting their ill-gotten wealth. They are so rich and powerful, some of them even share mistresses with high ranking party leaders and military commanders.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:57 | 1068829 Absinthe Minded
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WTF JW your worse than they are!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 23:22 | 1069909 JW n FL
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sorry.. I was having a hissy fit!

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 00:12 | 1070026 Oh regional Indian
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http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/03/17/archetypal-astrology-from-cathartes-aura/

;-)

You are a grade A+ douche.

But you already knew that.

ORI

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 07:18 | 1070519 Dismal Scientist
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Goddamn hippy ;-)

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 01:04 | 1070160 Campagnolo
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LOL...fucking funny..Turd said he rules the cyberspace with his blog about gold and silver to the moon!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:57 | 1068317 Rodent Freikorps
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This world deserves to die in fire.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:02 | 1068326 VeloSpade
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+ 1  Best line I've heard all day, thanks.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:10 | 1068370 MachoMan
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Fuck your generalizing ass.  If you have a death wish, then go drive your suicide machine...  but stay the fuck away from anyone else that has any desire to live.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:17 | 1068406 VeloSpade
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Listen up Macho maggot faggot man;

The world needs to depopulate and/or undergoe major lifestyle changes in order for any resemblant return of the good life that most of us once had.  Let the dying begin, starting with you.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:43 | 1068489 MachoMan
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You might be able to coerce someone else (the government) into doing it, but you, individually, will have to pack a lunch.  I'm just curious how you and the poster before you were decided to be the arbiters of who lives and who dies?  Can you explain, in three (3) sentences or less why your life is more valuable?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:56 | 1068526 VeloSpade
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I enjoy great debate and intelligent intercourse, but I do not buy into scarecrow fallacies.  I never claimed my life to be more valuable than another nor did I declare that I am or should be an arbiter judging who lives/dies.  This is three sentences.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:12 | 1068572 MachoMan
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So you didn't say that I should be the first to die?  This was based upon....  Am I missing something?

I take this to be some murder suicide proposal?  Whereby I am the first to die and you quickly thereafter?  I simply refuse to believe that you picture the world without you in it...  In other words, if you really want to depopulate the earth, lead by example, don't kill those of us who want to live.  I'm entirely suspicious of the world dying so you can return to the "good life".

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:26 | 1068659 VeloSpade
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Yes, that is correct, I never said what you just said I said.

Yes, you are correct again, and you most definiteley are missing something.

Refusing to beleive that people picture their world without being in it will not change the fact that many people in fact do. 

Narcisists do it all the time.  They are a perpetual tourists who live among us, witnessing a world before them without actually ever becoming a part of it.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:39 | 1068721 MachoMan
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So you didn't say, "let the dying begin, staring with you"?????  Am I gonna have a heart attack or get hit by a bus?  How do you know it will start with me if you're not going to be the one doing it?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:02 | 1068874 BigJim
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Machoman, maybe you should lay off the steroids - they seem to be affecting your sense of humour.

"The world deserves to die in fire" was a humorous cri de couer at seeing a perfectly good Lamborghini getting sledged. Jeesh!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:39 | 1069031 MachoMan
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Cycle on, cycle off...  I don't do steroids, but have quite a few acquaintances that do...  I have never seen any evidence of roid rage.  I don't plan on doing steroids until I actually need to (either hit natural max body utilization or get old and need to compensate).

How do you go from beating the hell out of a lambo to declaring that the end is near and the world needs to burn in a fire?  Plus, I don't particularly care for the defeatist attitude...  We have a really, really long journey ahead.  It's not going to be fun.  Don't take the easy way.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 00:38 | 1070089 VeloSpade
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Are you on Ritalin / Adderall or some other kind of ADDHD-LMNOP... medication?

SARCASM 1: a sharp and often satirical or ironic utterance designed to cut or give pain 2: a mode of satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language that is usually directed against an individual

 

Seriously though, if your above responses are indicative of your inductive/deductive reasoning processes, then living for you will be more of a painfull loss than death itself.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 13:22 | 1072103 MachoMan
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What the fuck are you talking about?  You got called on your bullshit of stating that I needed to be the first to die for depopulation purposes...  fuck off with your billy madison, nonsensical response.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:58 | 1068534 UninterestedObserver
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He said "the world" I guess reading isn't your strong suit

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:14 | 1068588 MachoMan
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Ok, so to clarify, he's only the arbiter of who dies...  you got me...  jesus fucking christ people...

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:22 | 1068617 Rodent Freikorps
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If it makes you feel any better, I'm pretty sure the people who deserve to die first, won't.

Feel better now?

Seriously, a ChiCom has his Lamborghini beaten to death and you do not see that as a sign of the end times? Really?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:40 | 1068738 MachoMan
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I can assure you, I already know the lesson that anyone worth a shit dies first.  But no, this does not mean the end of the world...  it simply means capital has been misallocated in unprecedented amounts...  and concentrated into the hands of a few.  Unfortunately, your life continues, but in the future, it will be with a whip in your back.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:48 | 1068758 Rodent Freikorps
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I've never been that much in love with this life.

"Kill the best, and buy the rest" is the motto of the elites. Try not to help them.

You are in knee jerk mode. Have a drink and re-read. We are not ememies.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:30 | 1069015 MachoMan
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Again, if you're not in love with it, fine...  that's your business...  but don't generalize that the world needs to go die in a fire...  no, the prols need to grow a pair and make some demands...  in a shrinking pie world.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 20:05 | 1069078 Rodent Freikorps
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The proles will never grow a pair. It is the end. Socialist aristocracies are the future, and the end. Humanity, boot to face, some assembly required.

Get used to it.

And since you seem to just want to take offence, fuck you, bitch. Bring it, and I will break it off in your ass.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 13:32 | 1072152 MachoMan
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There is no end...  it's just one big wave table...  sloshing back and forth between the poles...  sometimes we last long on one pole than another, but we always change...  until we come up with a system that works in perpetuity and without active management, humans are prone to repeating ourselves.

And yes, I want to take offense to anyone who thinks the world needs to die in a fire.  If you want to throw yourself in an incinerator, then be my guest, that's your business...  (please don't leave any dependents behind because I don't want to pay for them).  But, that's the bitch way to go...  the easy way.  And please do not attempt to speak for the rest of us.

Fri, 03/18/2011 - 15:31 | 1072856 VeloSpade
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With all this talk of death and fire, I hope you die while burning alive.  It would be an added bonus if there were an audience to gawk as you melt away in agony.  A video of this event uploaded on youtube would be nice as well.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 22:11 | 1069684 Calculated_Risk
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"The world needs to depopulate"

 

You first.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:18 | 1068414 George the baby...
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Lighten up Macho, it was rhetorical.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:47 | 1068494 Rodent Freikorps
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Amon Amarth - Death In Fire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-UbViuK4fY

 I give up. Y'all are on your own.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:21 | 1068392 baby_BLYTHE
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Bring out your dead
Bring me their heads
An execution is at hand
These are you false prophets selling you Armageddon
These are the ones who are telling you that you are safe
These are the ones who are taking your life away
Day by day we cleanse the world of evil
Yet, the blood is still on our hands
Buried beneath the prayers of dead men
And when there’s nothing left
There will be no one left to peel the guilt from our backs
A flaw so fatal to our own survival
Failure in the flesh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSL20EMVZNc

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:22 | 1068426 VeloSpade
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Very relaxing tune.  Thank you.  I will try playing this in the background while I trade during the day to see if it enhances my performance.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:23 | 1068431 PY-129-20
Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:30 | 1068451 VeloSpade
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Now this is great dinner music that the whole family can enjoy.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:26 | 1068442 wandstrasse
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the singer has the same hair/beard style as Bernanke.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:35 | 1068461 JW n FL
Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:46 | 1068497 VeloSpade
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Ah, NIN's Trent Reznor..... a legend and still brilliant to this day.

"Doesn't make you feel better?"  Yes. 

Let the pigs march on.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:20 | 1068968 Absinthe Minded
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Sorry, junked you trying to hit the link, damn Ipad, little frickin' buttons.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 23:23 | 1069915 JW n FL
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no worries! its fight club.. good toonage though..

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:20 | 1068417 unwashedmass
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don't worry, it will. we are headed for war...somewhere......

have to create one now to get us out of the ditch....

thing is, this time.....there are enough people with nukes who hate us....who would probably be willing to "lend" them to the enemy our glorious leaders choose....

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 16:58 | 1068320 snowball777
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They turned a Lambo into a Fiat. Don't worry, it's just antiqued.

Is this covered by comp insurance?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:13 | 1068382 MachoMan
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It took a whole lot more work to develop a system where the fiat was converted into a lambo than it did to wreck the lambo...

If they want to wreck shit, give it to me...  I'll drive the damn wheels off until I have to pay for an oil change or maintenance...  then they can have it back.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:00 | 1068322 LFMayor
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I was bored with that car.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:01 | 1068323 I think I need ...
I think I need to buy a gun's picture

one of my final 4 is already out....louisville

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:33 | 1068456 snowball777
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Kentucky Fried Pickin'

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:00 | 1068324 Lets_Eat_Ben
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new thread please

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:03 | 1068334 mynhair
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You could relate if you ever owned one.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:01 | 1068329 mynhair
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Obviously, that owner was ticked off at the Lucas parts.  They suk.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:04 | 1068345 Ethics Gradient
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Ah yes, Lucus, Prince of Darkness. I know of him.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:07 | 1068350 cossack55
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Hey, bud, the stadium I am paying for takes offense at that remark. Well, it will once it reopens in May, after three years the plumbing is shot.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:02 | 1068330 velobabe
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good thing it is not an aluminum body. or is it?

americans should do that to all large screen TV's in protect to china products being imported. honest, some people in this town i live in, actually ask if things are made in china.

i know when i went to beijing, i had a stamp made, so i could stamp or chop my pottery with:

Made

 in

U S A

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:10 | 1068369 VeloSpade
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Rub my chin Velobabe, please?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:12 | 1068374 mynhair
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Old Alfas had a weird aluminium/steel alloy.  Rusts like Shillary ages.

(1967 Guilia Super TI)

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:02 | 1068549 velobabe
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fiberglass, bitchez†

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 23:31 | 1069940 JW n FL
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dont hate on the vette's... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8dI-47Z2hI

254 mph decades before the Bugatti made it back there..

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:01 | 1068331 economessed
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The raging bull takes a beating.  Great metaphor.  Take a hammer to the "raging bull" and destroy ill-gotten wealth. Maybe these Chinese philospher-poets are trying to tell us something?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:04 | 1068336 Drag Racer
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what a childish act.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:04 | 1068337 NotApplicable
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What a dumbass. Like anyone is going to support someone so rich and stupid.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:09 | 1068358 tmosley
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Just what I was thinking.  Talk about out of touch.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:20 | 1068415 Seer
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"Like anyone is going to support someone so rich and stupid."

Hell, that's SOP in the US!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:04 | 1068343 Rogerwilco
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Bastiat's broken window fallacy writ (290) large?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:16 | 1068399 Crook County
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lol was thinking the same thing.  Gives new meaning to the broken window fallacy. :D

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:19 | 1068408 flacon
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+10000

Glad to see somebody knows economics around here. 

 

I've been trying to talk to my Princeton edumacated PhD brother about this fallacy. Here is his typical IVY LEAGE brainwashed response: 

 

The key distinction is between money (or wealth) and production.  Economists are usually more interested in production (which equals consumption) as that is a measure of the immediate well-being of a society. (Not a perfect measure of course.)  A society could have a lot of money (or gold), but if no one is producing anything or consuming anything they aren't well off -- they might be starving.  

 

A broken window, or a tsunami or a war is a way to spur production and consumption.  They also result in a redistribution of wealth and various harmful effects which make some people worse off.  That is not being denied, and their are certainly less harmful ways to spur an economy.  Nevertheless, in the case where people had money sitting around not being invested productively or extra time on their hands, if these events cause the people to consume and/or produce more than they would otherwise, then that is how those events can actually spur the economy; namely increasing production and consumption and hence the GDP.  (Of course lost lives and burnt factories will harm production and consumption, so it is an empirical question in each case as to whether GDP increases or decreases in both the short and long term.)  But there is certainly a mechanism there for those events to spur the economy.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:56 | 1068524 Mal
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Tell him to go burn his house down and see how stimulated he feels.

 

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:20 | 1068961 BigJim
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From what I can make out, the great modern validator of these beliefs is Keynes. He seemed to have no idea that capital should have any cost. So, to him, saving was money hoarding.

The idea that money taken out of circulation decreases the supply of money and pushes up the buying power of money still in circulation didn't seem to occur to him. Or that money put in a savings account was then making capital available at lower cost. No, he just wanted central banks to print more of the stuff - how much more, and to whom it would be given, would be decided by clever chaps like himself.

What a twat the man was.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:06 | 1068346 mynhair
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Who was the 'real' owner?  The Fed?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:06 | 1068353 wandstrasse
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is radiation from Japan already barbecuing the brains of Chinese?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:49 | 1068509 MachoMan
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I'm pretty sure that's just all the pollution we've managed to export along with our inflation.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:06 | 1068354 Sylvia Plath
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Anyone knw a good auto body shop?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:50 | 1069118 MayIMommaDogFac...
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My old man is a television repairman, he's got this ultimate set of tools.  I CAN FIX IT!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5cneCgNA9U

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:08 | 1068356 Slipmeanother
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You guys are nuts, just look at the US economy go! You are free to do as we tell you suckers!

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A gauge of manufacturing in the mid-Atlantic region jumped in February to the highest point since January 1984. The survey from the Federal Reserve's Philadelphia branch showed new orders soared. Production at U.S. factories, mines and utilities dipped last month but was actually higher in previous months than first estimated, according to the Federal Reserve.

The Labor Department reported that the number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell more than economists expected last week. Ongoing claims dropped to the lowest level since October 2008.

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:09 | 1068360 VeloSpade
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I applaud this act, as pointless as it may be. 

In fact I celebrate anyone who makes a mockery of this fucked up matrix of a world that the majority have been duped into living in.

Are we really not supposed to end our sentences with a preposition?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:10 | 1068364 No More Bubbles
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They should take a sledgehammer to any clown who is rich enough to do shit like this. 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:11 | 1068365 Sweet Chicken
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I can't remember if it's sledge hammers or Lamborghinis that are bullish?!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:14 | 1068387 mynhair
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(Cal Worthington,  circa early '80's?)

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:12 | 1068372 Matte_Black
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In a nation where annual per capita income is around $7500.

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:10 | 1068908 ThirdCoastSurfer
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I second that!

Nothing garners public support like flaunting your wealth in public and then calling on everyone to eat cake. 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:12 | 1068381 beastie
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That will buff right out.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:14 | 1068385 Diogenes
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Wonton destruction? You mean the car is made of soup?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:41 | 1068479 æther
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Great catch.  Wonder if it was intentional. 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:14 | 1068389 goodrich4bk
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My other car is a garbage truck.  Oh, sorry, that's this car.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:15 | 1068393 Big Corked Boots
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What a waste. All I want is a decent '96 Town Car with less than 50k miles on it. With the (borrowed or stolen) money that penis-enhancer cost I could've started my own cab fleet.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 19:31 | 1069016 chindit13
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You've gotten to the crotch of the matter.  Apparently the salesman at the showroom implied that the Gallardo would do what a parsimonious Creator more often than not failed to do with the Han race.  Horsepower did not mean what the buyer had hoped it meant, and the resulting disappointment took the wind, or perhaps the zephyr, out of the buyer's sail.

"It doesn't add any inches to your d***", Frank Costello, The Departed

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:17 | 1068395 Black Forest
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Can anyone enlighten me on what "#?&5$43§2." to the right of "3.15" in the 3rd image means? "3.15 will be the value of USDCNY by late 2011"?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:44 | 1068491 ghengis86
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perhaps it's the date, followed by the name of the event?  such as "3.15 proving to the world that our brains are our second smallest body part?"

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:15 | 1068396 dick cheneys ghost
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lots of problems in china. check out this photo essay of the pollution problems

 

http://nakedempire.wordpress.com/2011/03/09/photo-essay-communist-chinas-big-dam-problem/

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:16 | 1068398 NOTW777
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about as weird as the monster painted on eyebrows of terranova on fast money

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:18 | 1068409 no cnbc cretin
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Rome is burning.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:19 | 1068416 metastar
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currency is burning.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:35 | 1068467 JW n FL
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The Ber-Nake and InfiniTimmy are burning up the printing machines.. thusly burning the value of the dollars you have now..

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:19 | 1068411 metastar
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Looking at the pictures I thought that the food riots were escalating in China and that we might see regime change.

I was thinking that a No fly Zone would soon be imposed.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:20 | 1068418 mynhair
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More MSM BS.  This car was used as target practice for the French about to invade (and be expelled by) Libya.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:25 | 1068421 mynhair
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Cumon Yen, repeat yesterday....I want, no need, to BTFD.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:45 | 1068498 spanish inquisition
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I noticed lately that I am "accidentally" knocking stuff off a shelf or table so I can pick it up off the floor and put it back. It's especially bad on weekends when the market is closed.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:00 | 1068539 mynhair
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Jonesin'.  Very familiar with the affliction.

And the Yen drops, what a wasted day.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:21 | 1068422 redpill
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Not to nit pick, but it is, er, was a Gallardo LP40, not L140.  Fabulous cars.

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:23 | 1068427 mynhair
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Only fab with Bosch parts.  Not to pick nits.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:33 | 1068455 mynhair
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NHK running stuff from 12 hours ago.  They learned well from the MSM.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:37 | 1068468 Clapham Junction
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This is the mentality that has ALWAYS eventually DESTROYED the Chinese empire.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:56 | 1068528 TWORIVER
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HAPPY SAINT PADDY'S DAY!

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:38 | 1068469 surfsup
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Yeah he couldn't just sell it for 1/5th its cost and feed 300 starving chinese families... What a dick -->

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:44 | 1068480 Spalding_Smailes
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So now I know why " the vitamin shoppe " fucked me over ..... Get ready folks. Pulled off another website forum page -

 

......... " "I apologize for the delay in handling your order and the demand has out run our supple as well as the manufactures throughout the U.S. as well. Please read the inter article for our best options for us to help you with your concerns.


I like to think everything happens for a reason and ultimately our best interest. When Geoff and I, Dennis Richard, decided to do the sale on our remaining Potassium Iodate, I never gave a thought to the potential radioactive fallout from Japan being a consideration to the sale of it, even though the earth quake had just happened the day before our discussion was made to do the sale. I suggested that we should state we have a limited supply of it, but I feel Geoff felt that we could always get more anytime we needed it, so he did not even mention it in the newsletter.

It turned out that we received many more orders than we could possibly fill, but we were not very worried, as we felt we had more than one reliable source to fall back on for us to order more. It turned out, by this evening, that we were told by our last possible source of Potassium Iodate that the United States Government had ordered all manufacturers to stop selling it, as our Government was going to buy it to send to the Japanese." .................

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:55 | 1068523 MachoMan
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Same thing happened here during Katrina...  FEMA (or some other governmental agency) ordered all the ice that could be produced from one of our local ice manufacturers.

PS, why iodate and not iodide?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:04 | 1068552 mynhair
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He wants to suicide, hence iodate.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:03 | 1068553 Spalding_Smailes
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why iodate and not iodide?

Good question.

But this makes me feel a little better. I would rather see the people in Japan get my order at this point in time .... 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:43 | 1068492 bbq on whitehou...
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You would be angry to if you couldn't get the oil changed.

Some billionares treat other billionars as goat herders.  Even worse.

Bon fire of the vanities, indeed.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:44 | 1068495 bbq on whitehou...
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This is about sex and power not about, reason.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:54 | 1068518 AldoHux_IV
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The owner should hire a crew to the same thing to Thomas Lee.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:55 | 1068527 Highrev
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UN security council expected to pass resolution calling for states to protect Libyan civilians by halting attacks by Gaddafi's forces

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/17/libya-no-fly-zone-united-nations

The criminals, I mean, the incompetents, need a war to divert attention from Japan (it really must be bad).

 

You doubt my thesis you say? Then why are we not doing the same in Bahrain (that is where protesters really are unarmed after all)?

 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:56 | 1068529 Agent P
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Later that day on the phone..."What do you mean that isn't covered by insurance?" 

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 17:58 | 1068537 TWORIVER
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Drop it and him in that hell hole to his north east.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:06 | 1068556 mynhair
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Big charge from FedEX to drop 'em on DC.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:15 | 1068607 TWORIVER
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I meant in Fuk u shima

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:04 | 1068550 Internet Tough Guy
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So the owner blamed society for making him do it.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKIaS0lh-uo&feature=related

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:05 | 1068554 reader2010
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Bring it on. "Money for nothing and chicks for free."

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:07 | 1068559 mynhair
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Like the free money part, but wonder if those chicks are skanks....

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:07 | 1068566 Irwin Fletcher
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This is every bit as rational and justified as using stimulus funds to pay college students to lobby for more stimulus funds. Why y'all hatin on job creatin?

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:09 | 1068578 velobabe
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i might point out, the uber rich don't buy Gallardo's, they buy gulfstream jets. this guy is just showing off with a quarter of a million dollar car purchase. sorry, let's see some big wig CFR board member, get a bulldozer onto the tarmac and demolish his G650, or whatever number is just out in that line of jet.

Thu, 03/17/2011 - 18:57 | 1068834 Rodent Freikorps
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Damn new money peasants. What can you do with them?

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