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Obama Addressing Nation On US Policy In MENA Region

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And now for some actually relevant news. Any minute now the president will address the nation over US policy in the MENA region: a topic far more important than some tech stock indicating the dot com bubble is alive and well, and that the Fed's liquidity will not be restrained (good luck with hiking the rate on the IOER Ben).


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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:12 | 1291833 Robslob
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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:14 | 1291843 Cocomaan
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Could be.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:26 | 1291896 hedgeless_horseman
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Either he is watching a Serena Willimas match, or three teleprompters are now better than one.  Although, the handlers probably turned off the one directly in front of him.


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:28 | 1291941 TheTmfreak
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Took me a minute to get what you were saying. No love for the people straight ahead. Guess he doesn't want to look eye to eye.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:35 | 1291959 smlbizman
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were vare the gold tassels...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:36 | 1291968 hedgeless_horseman
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Violent responses...

Saudi Arabia?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:37 | 1291989 jus_lite_reading
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Yeah so basically hes saying we're coming to git you... for "humanitarian efforts"

Ignore everything else going on in the world!


Got my supplies and gold and silver. I'm ready!!!


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:41 | 1291997 TheTmfreak
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SHUSH. Those statements don't apply to those who are politically favorable... Might start a protest or revolution with those obvious observations and conclusions...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:44 | 1292024 hedgeless_horseman
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Obama just said democratic expansions depend on broad-based growth and prosperity.  So once Saudi Arabia becomes prosperous, then democracy will follow?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:01 | 1292145 Bagbalm
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Does that mean if a country loses its prosperity and growth democracy goes away too?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 14:01 | 1292445 Cleanclog
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Uh-oh.  Our next system in US . . . monarchy? No, anarchy?  No.  Already here . . . oligarchy. Bankers rule!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:07 | 1292170 jus_lite_reading
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That is what he said. Thats his logic. Logic dictates China would be a democrazy by now follwing that reasoning. Who said power is corrupting and absolute power corrupts absolutely? (rhetorical) Yeah we are screwed

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:25 | 1292303 john39
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looking at the U.S., why on earth would China want adopt more "democracy"? 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:37 | 1292346 TBT or not TBT
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Excessive Democracy in the US has created runaway entitlements, runaway prices for medical services, and ballooning (politically) unstoppable deficits.

It took a few hundred years to get around to it, but eventually the people saw they could vote themselves goodies from the treasury and ruin the whole experiment. Today we're there, with more than half of the electorate paying no federal taxes or actually receiving money from the treasury.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:40 | 1292358 TheTmfreak
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I just saw that San Fransisco is going to bring to vote banning circumcisions. Proving that freedoms are "capable" of being put on a ballot for mob rule to take away rights.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 14:29 | 1292600 downwiththebanks
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We've turned all governance over to Big Capital.  But you've evidently got no problem with that.

The only time working people get 'goodies' are those times when they threaten to blow up the whole stinking con.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:08 | 1292181 ciscokid
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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:52 | 1292050 ElvisDog
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He is really good at reading off the teleprompters, though. With many people it's painfully obvious that they are reading off a screen. With Obama, you can't really tell. The wagging his head back and forth between the two screens is pretty goofy.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:57 | 1292073 Vagabond
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I disagree, there have been several points in the speech that it became clear he was reading a speech and his thoughts were elsewhere.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:06 | 1292163 Fukushima Sam
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Probably thinking about how soon he will need to hole up in his underground bunker.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:19 | 1293422 ElvisDog
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See, I can't stand to watch an entire Obama speech. I only saw the first minute or so.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:51 | 1292411 Chuck Walla
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It makes it easier to lie...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:12 | 1291835 mynhair
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Obama stash for all!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:51 | 1293549 lolmao500
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Obama, the only sitting US president with enough balls to call Israel on their BS. At least Obama will have done one good thing is in presidency.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:11 | 1291837 wang
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:12 | 1291838 Captain Planet
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yadayadadada....blahblahblah blödsinn

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:10 | 1291842 lolmao500
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More money to Egypt, Tunisia and Jordan (billions) while people in America are on food stamps and don't have jobs and there's record deficits... Joy.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:32 | 1291937 Arius
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thats money back to America in one way or another really believe those countries get any money??? you really think Obama can actually decide on these things?  these are things in the making in 20-30 years...get real!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:29 | 1291945 TheTmfreak
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They are technically loans. However, the last time we did "loans for recovery" such as... Haiti, we just forgave them (but the chinese didn't forgive us).

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:32 | 1291963 Arius
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the majority are contracts for american companies... either employing americans or selling smt 4-5 times the real price...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:14 | 1291844 bob_dabolina
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The Carter admin. wasn't even this bad. 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:15 | 1291851 Robslob
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According to the original "misery index" you are indeed correct!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:55 | 1292070 Vergeltung
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you said it.


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:40 | 1292356 TBT or not TBT
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Yup. The American public is wildly opposed to giving MORE foreign aid. A lot of them even think this is a big part of the federal budget....and it is if you include all of our treaty and security commitments backed by our very expensive global military.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 14:47 | 1292685 thriftymost
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Carter was Navy; Obama is CIA.

It's called "the two party system."


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:16 | 1291848 HamyWanger
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Smart, strong and serene, as always.

I expect President Barack H. Obama to be reelected hands down in 2012. 

The global economic recovery is stronger than ever, and LULU/LNKD are reaching absolute, incredible highs. 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:17 | 1291868 Pepe
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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:20 | 1291885 lynnybee
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"  Smart, strong and serene."    ....& i was just thinking the opposite : 

Liar, scammer, bankster flunky of JPMORGAN.    

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:28 | 1291924 Hedgetard55
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    It's getting old, now, dude.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:33 | 1291951 TheTmfreak
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Yeah this post is a dead give away no less. He's losing his touch.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1292975 JR
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How boring it will be for AIPAC conference attendees this coming weekend to hear an address by Obama with the same status quo, pro-Israel comments he made today. Is there any political observer left in the world that doesn’t know that in addition to the Israeli occupation of Palestine, the Federal area surrounding the city of Washington, DC is occupied by the Israelis as well.

To watch the official elected representatives of the American people bend the knees to worship at the shrine of Israeli foreign policy paraded before them by the foreign government’s lobbying effort called AIPAC, is to know how completely dishonest America is for a peace broker on the Palestinian question.

Says bended-knee worshipper Obama today: “Israel must be able to defend itself – by itself – against any threat.”

Notice the phrase “by itself.”

Does that mean withdrawal of complete superpower support for the largest, most powerful military operation in the Middle East? 

Does that mean no more constant protection in the United Nations for Israeli aggression against a world attempting to support the beleaguered and half-starved Palestinian people? 

Does that mean no more vetoes in the U.N. when all other nations are lining up to try and support international law on behalf of the Palestinians?

Does that mean no more sweetheart arms deliveries to Israel of the most sophisticated weaponry yet available?

From the time Israel was inserted into Palestine in 1948, displacing hundreds of thousands of Arabs from their homes and villages, the state of Israel has required the constant support of the United States military, state department and treasury.  President Obama is not a huge truth teller, and when he says that Israel should be able to support itself, by itself, that ain’t what he means.

What he means is Palestine can have a nation of its own, “a sovereign, non-militarized state,” sort of like the sovereign, non-militarized state of Guantanamo prison.


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:24 | 1293132 Cathartes Aura
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Anglo-Amrkn corporate nation-state, ME trojan horse.

alone? nah, all-one.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:15 | 1291853 Cleanclog
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We have now asked Dr. Bernanke to further juice the printing machines on behalf of Tunisia, Egypt and the other countries we want to support with new financial support after driving them to revolt with the higher food prices we also supported through our printing presses.  You're welcome!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:06 | 1292164 Bagbalm
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Why not license them to print their own?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 14:00 | 1292458 Cleanclog
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Great idea!  Or maybe franchise them?  Lots of countries can get on board that way.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:16 | 1291854 Long-John-Silver
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* Listens to Rush instead

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:56 | 1292083 Vergeltung
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smart move.


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:39 | 1292367 TBT or not TBT
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Yeah Rush is another proof that Canada can, or least to be able to punch way above it weight in entertainment. The Baldwins, Celine Dion, Jim Carrey, and of course the progressive rock trio famous for songs like "Tom Sawyer".

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 14:49 | 1292698 thriftymost
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Be cool or be cast out!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 15:11 | 1292804 Alienated Serf
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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:19 | 1291860 Cruel Aid
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This is fun...Puke! Yes, O, Hillary is awsome!

Since they've taught her to speak very... very... slowly.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:55 | 1292098 knukles
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I used to do a nightmareish amount of international business travel.  One day my firm had an off-site belly rub of the seniorish folk and communications was the topic... meaning with our own employees.  (sigh.... like having a corporate song might have made everybody happier...)  Anyway, the head outside consultant asked me (shouldn't have fucking picked me) how I communicate with people who are not getting the massage, whether it be employee, client, foreign or domestic, etc., etc., etc.

I told the group that I simply used the same tactic as I did in foreign lands where folk didn't speak English.  (Whole place, coulda heard a pin drop, turns heads waiting for exposition.)  Told 'em that I leaned in real close, raised my voice, very stern condescending tone and talked real slow.

Wasn't the answer they were looking for.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:08 | 1292198 Cruel Aid
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I think Hillarys instructions were, speak as if you are on Valium. You might sound intelligent.


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:14 | 1291863 digalert
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After stunning success in the USSA, Barama announces a stimulus/jobs program for the MENA region.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:17 | 1291888 Long-John-Silver
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This will be as bullish for Gold and Silver as QE3.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:16 | 1291877 LowProfile
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Was only able to listen for about three minutes before my lunch made it clear that it intended to launch.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:20 | 1291887 thedrickster
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Mmmmmm, vurp-which.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:36 | 1291980 tsx500
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how'd u last THAT long ?!     took me about 45 seconds

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:38 | 1292351 LowProfile
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My sound was off for the first 2 1/4 minutes.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:16 | 1291878 Ham Wallet
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Confiscating takes away dignity?!?! Where's Gaddafi to hit Barry on the taking of pensions to run .gov?  Lol.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:17 | 1291880 thedrickster
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I hereby refuse to pay taxes to you King Barry.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:17 | 1291881 Mongo
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"Relentless tyranny that denies a countrys' citizens their dignity... "


Funny... same thing happening in US..

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:27 | 1292317 AZSovreign
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This movement is actually making it on the local news which is amazing in it's own right.


Which Is the extension of,

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:20 | 1291882 Smartie37
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It should become clear that the "Grants" to MENA govts are just a back-door means of generating buyers for US debt starting in July.......but will it be traceable ???

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:17 | 1291886 Cocomaan
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BO started his speech off with Osama and then somehow slid like snake into Muhammad Bouazizi, the Tunisian kid who set himself on fire. Pathetic. People in MENA do not give two shits about Osama or Pakistan.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:17 | 1291889 Pepe
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I need a verb more descriptive than puking to illustrate my emotional response to this garbage. Help anyone?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:25 | 1291923 thedrickster
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How about analgesic self immolation?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:56 | 1292078 Trillax
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LOL Awesome.  First drink nose-rocket of the day from ZH, thanks.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:21 | 1291891 Misery Index
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I was waiting for my blog handle to make it into the american lexicon again.


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:22 | 1291892 thedrickster
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Anyone else notice that Barry the Dunce is describing ever evolving conditions in the US? No credible representation, constant propaganda breeding distrust and ultimately people acting out in desperation with no alternative outlet?

Is this a speech on MENA or a FEMA training video?


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:14 | 1292218 Stormdancer
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My thoughts were very similar.  He was listing the sins of MENA dictators and I was ticking off specific American examples.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:21 | 1291897 doomandbloom
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gaddafi arrested?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:21 | 1291898 Atch Logan
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What a fucking hypocrite.  Do people still believe this guy?  If Americans did what he is lauding others for, the troops would be in the streeps, blood on the bricks.



Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:35 | 1291958 TheTmfreak
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Ask the 50%+ people who are continually polled as in favor of him.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:19 | 1291899 TruthInSunshine
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Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah

Bullshit Bullshit Bullshit

$5 word $5 word $5 word

Green Shoots Green Shoots Green Shoots

Recovery Summer Recovery Summer Recovery Summer

Peace & Prosperity Peace & Prosperity Peace & Prosperity

Goid Bless PonziNomics, and God Bless Amerika!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:58 | 1292120 Practical Irrat...
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When I was young they were $0.50 words.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:55 | 1292423 TheTmfreak
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Well that shows you how much inflation has happened in relations to silver. That .50 cent coins worth of silver was as much as a 5 dollar ponzibuck today.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:20 | 1291901 Atomizer
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What a fucking douchebag.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:23 | 1291918 Long-John-Silver
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Douchbag's perform a necessary service. Why do you downgrade them?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:24 | 1291905 Ecoman11
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I can't wait till the revolution comes back home. We'll see how Obama tries to contain civil unrest.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:24 | 1291921 Cruel Aid
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That would be the plan. He can't wait either.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:21 | 1291906 somethingelse
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hmmm....i'm feeling the same "lack of self-determination" that the guy in tunisia felt....perhaps it's not much better here in the USA?  

c'mon barack  i dare you to mention the 5 days of protests occurring all over Spain....Spain which is part of EU not try as you may to pigeon-hole these phenomena to MENA...You. Will. Fail.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:46 | 1292384 Herman Strandsc...
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Spain could do with a leg up. If only BHO could spare some investment loans to spanish fruit growers they could pay him back with florida type oranges, etc.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:25 | 1291909 Twice a Day
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I believed, he was talking about us in the USA.

Not elsewhere.


Twice a Day

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:23 | 1291912 bob_dabolina
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What role America will play in the Middle East going forward?

How 'bout no role? 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:23 | 1291916 High Plains Drifter
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who cares about what a poor white man has to face everyday in a country and a culture controlled by rich khazars.

i am sick of anglo saxons who just don't get it.......

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:33 | 1292331 john39
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they have done one hell of a job of it.  most will never just how devious this whole scam was.  coming to a head soon, and not talking about DSK or the rapture.  the bloodletting is about to start.  anyone with their eyes open can see the war between the zionist allied countries and China/Russia boc is already underway.  just not hot yet.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:24 | 1291920 Ecoman11
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Just look at his eyes reading that telepromter. The puppet himself doesn't even know wtf he's reading.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:25 | 1291922 faithfulwatchman
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Let's see, we have all the crops underwater in the Mississippi flood, and we are going to send them Wheat? 

Dis connect...Dis Connect...Dis Connec.....t!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:25 | 1291925 sbenard
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OH look, it's the Teleprompter Tyrant giving another speech. How blessed we are to have a Propaganda President. Or is he the Deceiver in Chief?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:26 | 1291927 Pepe
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The world as it should" Like Goldman wants it to be, they are talking in my ear as I talk..I am so sorry people..there is nothing I can do..."

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:26 | 1291931 Problem Is
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"the president will address the nation..."

Translation: Any minute now, the latest Wall Street Puppet, Idiot in Chief will read the ruling elite's prepared marching orders from the teleprompter...

Anybody who thinks this clown makes decisions is in Fallacy Land...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:30 | 1291935 Racer
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:30 | 1291936 whoopsing
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 So many word's to express absolutely nothing

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:29 | 1291943 Alcoholic Nativ...
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This idiot just faked killing Osama Bin laden.

The audacity of a Dope.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:31 | 1291947 sbenard
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And stocks rally on another load of agitprop from the Deceiver in Chief! Let's have another Pollyanna Party on a Five-fecta of terrible economic news:

  1. ECRI manufacturing data predicts a GLOBAL economic slowdown
  2. Housing data disappoints
  3. Philly Fed disappoints
  4. Leading Economic Indicators disappoints
  5. Jobless Claims continue above 400k, moving average continues to rise
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:51 | 1292049 Problem Is
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+5... "Deceiver in Chief!"

Obama Bin Lyin'

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 14:29 | 1292592 Hard1
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+1 trillion (sorry, next year's prices).  Oh and give back the Nobel peace prize or swap it for the Pinocchio prize

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:33 | 1291948 Pepe
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"Keep power by killing as many people as it takes"...isn't that what all your training is for, Barack?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:33 | 1291949 NOTW777
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:30 | 1291950 Magnix
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Obama better not be pledging U.S. economic assistance to Egypt, Tunisia, and elsewhere!!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:31 | 1291955 gatorontheloose
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:32 | 1291960 Ecoman11
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Here comes a slight touch of the brakes on oil production.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:35 | 1291961 Dreadker
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Iran battle plan:

Oil - check its got that

WMD's - check its got that

Terrorists - check its got that...


Boots on the ground!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:36 | 1291966 Franken_Stein
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Oh, oh.

He said something very disturbing.

They want to introduce "democracy".

Shit !


That means a central banking system under Rothschild control.

There goes Libya.


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:41 | 1292362 Hephasteus
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A group of astrologers that I know are pretty good figured that if they didn't get ghaddafi quickly that he would hang on for a couple months. So if he's still alive he's going to be one giant pain in the butt.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:34 | 1291974 gatorontheloose
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:37 | 1291976 sbenard
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What a glorious message of joy -- endless war and infinite debt! All bow in abeyance before the Teleprompter Tyrant!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:35 | 1291977 Widowmaker
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bullshit bullshit bullshit

bailout bailout bailout

bullshit bullshit bullshit

bailout bailout bailout

bullshit bullshit bullshit

bailout bailout bailout

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:36 | 1291981 Pepe
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CIA budget increasing by leaps

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:36 | 1291985 SokPOTUS
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Is he watching a tennis match?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:54 | 1292068 Problem Is
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Nah, that's just MK-Ultra kicking in...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 14:07 | 1292476 Magnix
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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:37 | 1291988 Dreadker
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Knowledge is power = bullish for everything Information (insert keyword here)

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:37 | 1291991 gaoptimize
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Haha.  Rush said "Bash her ass-ad"

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:37 | 1291993 Franken_Stein
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Oh, oh.

He said something very disturbing.

They want to introduce "democracy".

Shit !


That means a central banking system under Rothschild control.

There goes Libya.


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 14:28 | 1292598 Threeggg
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Already a completed mission.............




Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:37 | 1291994 Fix It Again Timmy
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Change that you, you, you, you and you kin beeleeive in... snark, snark

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:40 | 1291995 Fantasy Planet
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Obamao is launching "Pyramid Scheme" which will make ample US funds avail. for Egypt to re-invest in its structures and buildings.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:39 | 1291999 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Get this habitchual liar off the fucken stage.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:39 | 1292000 hangemhigh77
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The Puppident reads the teleprompter again!!  Has this guy EVER had an original thought?  Oh yeah, when's dinner....FRIED CHICKEN!!!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:39 | 1292004 c-rev with a twist
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no food on the table?  blame ben

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:45 | 1292005 Franken_Stein
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Did you know that Libya is among the nations that is least indebted ?

Their public debt/GDP ratio is near 0 % !



So why is there a need to call in the IMF to "help" them ?

They are already doing fine.


Another usurpation, another occupation in the making.

Fuck the worthless bankers.


Their so-called "reforms" are in fact a change for the worse.


Change you can believe in.

Yeah, you can believe in it as much as you want, but you won't get it.


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:23 | 1293114 Ratscam
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but, but, bud what about the american dream?

you have to be asleep to believe in!

george carlin

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:40 | 1292006 fuu
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Is he talking about MENA or the US? I can't tell.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:40 | 1292007 Fix It Again Timmy
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Whose democracy and was he ever on Letterman?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:43 | 1292008 divide_by_zero
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So far everything economically (and for the most part politically) he's described as being fucked up in MENA is now true here in the U.S. as well

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:48 | 1292010 Mercury
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I wonder how many American voters give a shit about MENA one way or the other at this particular point in history (beyond gas prices that is).  Was this speech test marketed?  Did the Depression end while I went to lunch?

So Obama is running with Bush's nation building playbook now. Fantastic. Becase of the majesty of his ethnic and cultural background I'm sure it will all work out this time.

What are you going to do if the leaders of the Irans and Syrias of the world don't do what you "support" and "insist" Mr. President? - start wars 4, 5 & 6?

update: Oh of course, we're going to give/print some money for those MENA folks - who could possibly be against that?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 15:27 | 1292887 thriftymost
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It's all about Mount Zion, Merc!

And you don't have to be one of the Tribe to believe it.

Growing up Protestant in 1970s Southern California, we were taught to sing a morbid little hymn inculcating dual loyalty:

Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth /

Is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, the city of the great king . . .

Religion is everything.  You are what you believe.




Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:44 | 1292011 Fantasy Planet
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Obamao is launching "Pyramid Scheme" which will make ample US funds avail. for Egypt to re-invest in its structures and buildings.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:44 | 1292012 overmedicatedun...
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spend on wars, spend on aid to ME, spend on bases across the globe. what part of broke does the DC crowd not understand??

the DC crowd asks what part of deficits don't matter do you jerks at ZH not understand??

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:45 | 1292014 Fix It Again Timmy
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No debt?  Those barbarians just don't know how to live.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:47 | 1292020 fuu
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We will forgive up to $1 billion in old debt for a new democratic government. Then we will create $1 billion in new debt for the new governement to spend on infrastructure.



Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:44 | 1292027 Farmer Brown
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wow!  I hadn't listened to this bozo in quite a while.  His BS-ification machine must have gone through some serious upgrades because the amount of BS is unreal!  I don't know whether to leave the feed on for fear that actual BS may start oozing out of my screen and ruining my desk.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:45 | 1292028 hangemhigh77
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I can't even LISTEN TO THIS B U L L S H I T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Somebody fuckin BITCH SLAP THIS FUCKING LYING HYPOCRIT!!!!!!!!!!!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:46 | 1292032 eatthebanksters
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I don't get it...we're broke and out of work at home and he wants to go spend our money halfway around the world to create jobs in another country?  WTF???

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:20 | 1292283 scatterbrains
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well that's why he chose  this time of day to go on air. Half the country is munching on burger king fries listening to rock n roll on their lunch hour.  If this was a free money for all broke Americans type speech it would be scheduled at prime time.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:46 | 1292034 slewie the pi-rat
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i choose this to be irrelevant.

remember the picture of the family leaning toward the radio, trying to understand what FDR wanted them to do?  and think? 

you're either in that picture, or you're not.  then and now, banksters feeding people a ration of shit.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:46 | 1292035 hangemhigh77
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Forgive MY deby you MOTHERFUCKER!!!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:46 | 1292037 buzzsaw99
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When things suck at home talk about foreign affairs.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:54 | 1292082 Problem Is
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Hey, it worked for One-Term-Carter...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:03 | 1292134 knukles
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He could still be in office for all that matters.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:42 | 1292376 Problem Is
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The more things change... The more "change" is in your pocket...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:51 | 1292042 hangemhigh77
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Make this asshole the President of Palistine. They can have this lying sack of SHIT!!!  TELL THE TRUTH!!!!!!  STFU YOU LIAR!!!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:44 | 1292388 Problem Is
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Is that you Bibi Netanya-hoo?? Sounds like a quote from the Bib-ster...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:51 | 1292046 AldoHux_IV
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He says truth is undeniable and hard to hide yet he does so everyday to manipulate it and shape it into something it is not.

The rights of Americans are threatened everyday and shunned for the rights of corporations under his administration-- how does say that he believes in and promotes such ideals overseas when it is apparent he disregards such rights here domestically.

His administration has perpetuated the very imbalances that choke off equal opportunity for prosperity.

Promote ideals? These so-called ideals have very different meanings between what is the perceived understanding of individual rights and what he actually means.

For an administration that helped kill the democratic process here for him to talk about instilling it over there is only laughable at best and very sad when you realize the term has been bandied about to further hidden agendas.

The IMF/Worldbank are horrible institutions that prey upon vulnerable nations and literally rape the most productive aspects of their economies and so under the guise of economic/financial aid the real invasion begins of the Middle East.  It's worse than having a full out military invasion because the economic genocide that these institutions engage in are harder to see and so many suffer without it being seen by the world.

The final stage is set for his final attack and inevitable downfall.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:57 | 1292051 wang
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Give O credit, on his watch the leadership of Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Tunisia and likely Syria will be replaced for a lot less$ and a few hundred thousand less corpses than it cost to depose Sadam.  Like any politician, O is taking all the credit, whether or not any of this was a US strategy.

It remains to be seen who the replacements will be and if they will be any better/worse than those deposed.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 13:27 | 1292053 Franken_Stein
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It's time for the U.S. to start more wars.


You also have to attack North Korea, Iran, Syria, Saudi-Arabia and many, many more.

So you better hurry up !


There's still a long TODO list on your timetable of military adventures here and since your fiscal position is so healthy and your economy humming and unemployment sinking,

I don't see any obstacles why you shouldn't do it.


After all, all these countries in one or the other way belong to the arbitrarily extendable axis of evil so they deserve their military defeat and looming fate of central banking serfdom anyway.


Your proud men and women in uniform, your war heroes,  are fighting for the survival of the elite here !

And you don't want to disappoint your elite, do you ?

They want access to resources and you better hand it to them on a silver plate.


Semper fi !


Thu, 05/19/2011 - 12:49 | 1292054 Bob Sacamano
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BHO was caught 100% flat footed regarding the MENA democracy uprising -- clueless.  His Cairo speech was apologizing for democracy. More leading from behind. 

Speech is laden with platitudes and focus-group-tested words -- as usual.

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