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Riyadh Storm Rising

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Saudi Arabia stirring. Time for another paradrop of billions in linen to appease the increasingly restless natives. Oh wait, no mas dinero? Oops.


h/t Ammash J


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Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:55 | 1018391 williambanzai7
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Where's Abdullah?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:57 | 1018407 unwashedmass
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what's the prob? call Ben. he'll run the presses a few hours more for them

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:05 | 1018453 AN0NYM0US
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ZH was way  out in front on the  the mid-east  dominoes on the story long before the MSM

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:18 | 1018515 Ray1968
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ZH is in front of almost everything before the MSM. That's why we read.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:46 | 1019018 breezer1
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i taught ZH everything they know...

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:30 | 1019246 Vergeltung
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you know, that's not an overstatement. it's very true!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 15:15 | 1019765 Hugh G Rection
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As much as I hate to give credit to the crybaby, sellout schmuck, Glenn Beck called this pretty early.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:11 | 1018472 Azannoth
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do those people have more that 2 words in their vocabulary (Allah Akbar) ?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:14 | 1018497 Oh regional Indian
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And that, in 12 or so words, Az, is the reason the US can never a heart or a mind.

It (Arabic) is one of the oldest, richest cultures in the world, in every sphere you can name/imagine.

And even if you were being glib, that is the attitude in most of the US.

Allah u Akbar indeed.



Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:25 | 1018560 Ray1968
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You must admit that right before they try to kill us, shouting Allah Akbar causes an unpleasant association with that phrase.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:29 | 1018572 Cognitive Dissonance
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Who is this "us" you speak of?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:32 | 1018587 TruthInSunshine
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Some people buy the Kool-Aid our government sells.

It's what keeps the ponzi going.

In the meantime, if things get really bad, Obama knows 'decisive use of military force' helps poll numbers.

If things get really, really bad, False Flag for the 11 o'clock news?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 19:29 | 1020842 Quantum Nucleonics
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Obama is a true believer of far left orthodoxy.  He won't use military force.  His base would melt away.  (Iraq and Afghanistan, you ask... he can blame those on the last guy so has plausible deniability)

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:37 | 1018591 Ray1968
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I refer to "us" as non-muslim westerners. I realize they shout that when they kill each other as well. But whether it is Ft. Hood, Frankfurt, or Iraq... Allah Akbar is usually followed by bullets.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:38 | 1018629 TruthInSunshine
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I am not positive, but I think the expression is far more common and used more widely than that.

I've seen international press coverage of political rallies where that phrase was the literal centerpiece of any sloganeering.

Maybe someone from the region and religion can let us know.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:23 | 1019216 Oh regional Indian
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All it means is "There is none greater than Allah", Like saying "My god is the Greatest". It is said all the time, every day, from every minaret in every mosque in the world, 5 times a day.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:43 | 1019310 Randall Cabot
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It's the equivalent of yelling "Fuuuuuuck Yoooou" in heated circumstances. I don't think they flip the bird over there but maybe I'm wrong.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 15:57 | 1019950 1223pm
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very interesting example. So when you have a heated argument with your wife, mom, and your sister, does it have the same meaning?


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 16:06 | 1019983 Hugh G Rection
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There is none greater than god


Thats the traditional translation.  However, the modern translation is " My turbin is dirty" or "I have sand in my man-dress"

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 15:51 | 1019914 1223pm
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Even if some one is not Muslim can use this expression. God in Islam is the name of a power capable of doing more than human can imagine. if you go to yellow stone and see sequoia far standing a 1000 feet for more than 3600  yeas, you might wanna say Alla oakbar. nothing wrong with that. or Earth revolving around sun for a billions of years, why not say alla oakabar.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:33 | 1019272 Vergeltung
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how does Ray's factual statement pick up 9 "junks"? great info here at this site, but WAY too many freaks.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:57 | 1019381 Spastica Rex
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Maybe you should find a MUCH better class of disembodied brains to hang out with. Oh, I junked you.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:42 | 1018649 treemagnet
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Something tells me you're not a fan of profiling at the airport.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:46 | 1019022 TruthInSunshine
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If you're talking to me, no I am not a fan of profiling. As done, it's inefficient and counter-productive.

And I have never gotten profiled in my life. Ah, to be of fair complexion and blue eyes.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:16 | 1019182 Cognitive Dissonance
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Don't worry my fair headed friend, even you will soon be declared an enemy of the state. Equal opportunity profiling is here to stay.

Soon it will work backwards. Everyone starts out as an enemy. It makes it easier finding the good guys that way. They stand out like sore bribed thumbs.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:32 | 1019268 treemagnet
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I wasn't talking to you, but you'll do.  Explain to me how Israel is able to not have one act of terrorism at their largest airport (admittedly - their only real airport..) using nothing but profiling, observing, etc.  No fancy biometrics, numerically random pat downs, body scanners, and no retarded TSA agents acting liking the warden on patrol - whatever.  Profiling works - its how a cop does his or her job.  Is it wrong for a cop to act on those same trusted skills?  No, its not. 

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 14:05 | 1019411 Raynja
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God forbid a jake responded to a 911 call instead of picking the guilty thru profiling and finding a charge.

Israel has been successful, but that has to be a function of the diversity of the population (lack there of). Additionally, you could argue the US has been hugely successful since 9/11 as there have been no more attacks. If only they locked people in cages on planes there would never be another incident.......

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 16:05 | 1019976 treemagnet
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So, whats your point exactly?  I don't get it - Israel's ability to glean the bad guys out of a crowd that all look the same is even more impressive - ever try to pick fly shit out of peppper?  Meanwhile, we're doing pat downs of 8 & 80 year olds while the "here on a an educational visa" saudi/arab/egypt...whatever, gets a pass.  As for 9/11, do some homework sister, 19 bad guys - all from where again....... 

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 11:33 | 1021845 Blankman
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"As for 9/11, do some homework sister, 19 bad guys - all from where again....... "

The good ol' US of A

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:32 | 1018593 DaveyJones
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before or after we try to kill them which of course, is the best way to enjoy our democracy

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 15:36 | 1019851 1223pm
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You will definitely love your "democracy" when these Jews will take all your money and democracy will be the only thing left to wipe your ass.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:24 | 1019213 Oh regional Indian
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All it means is "There is none greater than Allah", Like saying "My god is the Greatest". It is said all the time, every day, from every minaret in every mosque in the world, 5 times a day.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 15:33 | 1019836 1223pm
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You are ruined. say after me, Aaaaaa, Beeeee, Ceeeeee

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 20:33 | 1021017 vxpatel
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When exactly was the last time one 'of them' tried to kill you? be honest...

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:29 | 1018574 SilverRhino
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>> oldest, richest cultures in the world, in every sphere you can name/imagine.

Bullshit.   Islam is in dire need of a Reformation movement.  

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:34 | 1018608 DaveyJones
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worse than catholic priests?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:44 | 1019001 SilverRhino
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You want to show me the last time you saw christian suicide bombers?

Catholic priests / Imams & Mullahs are all buggering little boys.   THAT's not my problem. 

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:07 | 1019127 DaveyJones
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funny thing, the criminal justice system, including the prison population, puts pedophiliacs at the bottom of their list and consider it a problem. Suicide bombers, invading armies, false flag operators, having a hard time sorting that out. Does a bomb need to have "suicide" written on it to do evil?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 14:52 | 1019659 Randall Cabot
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HAHAHA Somebody's listening to too much Michael Weiner Sausage Savage or whatever his name is. Really dude, what's the freaking difference between a suicide bomber and your run-of-the-mill bomber except that your run-of-the-mill bomber tries to save his own ass?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 15:29 | 1019823 1223pm
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You seriously need help.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:03 | 1019122 breezer1
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before i opened a steambath for men only i wanted to be a catholic priest.

Sun, 03/06/2011 - 08:05 | 1023260 matrix2012
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Read here some interesting stories about the 'mother of everything', VATICAN

First to go:
Further to digest:

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:37 | 1018620 LowProfile
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Agreed, but the way the US has gone about 'encouraging' it has been um...  Counterproductive.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:25 | 1019223 Oh regional Indian
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No more or no less than any other religion Silver. if you are going to pass judgement, then be unbiased or shut up. 


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:57 | 1019374 pazmaker
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that is very disingenuous of you.  Everyone on here has a bias, including you and me.

Correct me if I'm wrong and believe me I will apologize if so, but I've never seen you come to the defense of Jews when all the jew bashing goes on in the ZH threads.  I've gone back and looked at Michael's post(one of the Jew bashers) and Market Truth and I don't see you once come to the defense of the Jews.


Are you showing your bias?



Fri, 03/04/2011 - 14:04 | 1019405 Oh regional Indian
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Paz, jews are a people. judaism is a religion. Speaking of religions here.

Plus, I'm an equal opportunity basher, in truth. Israel sucks, the US sucks, India sucks..all nation states suck. All their people don't. Most, unfortunately, do. Most of their religions do.

To my point to silverrhino though, again, on religion.... they've all fallen. Badly. really really badly. I'm an equal opportunity religious basher also.



Fri, 03/04/2011 - 14:07 | 1019425 pazmaker
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NO We weren't speaking of religions, we were talking about the Arabic culture, but if you want to parse words semantics.  I have not seen you defend Judaism or the Jews when they are being bashed as you seem to be defending the Arabic culture and Islam here.


Am I wrong?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 14:24 | 1019522 Oh regional Indian
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Paz, I have no desire to get into an argument here. I was bemoaning the lack of sensitivity of the US at large to the rest of the world, as Az's comment typified.

And Arabic/Islamic culture is ancient. And rich. In architecture, language, poetry, spiritualism, music, astronomy, astrology, alchemy..... name it.

So, if stating the truth about a culture is defending it, i was indeed.

As for the Jewish question, I no longer get involved. I see the hand of Israel in India, every day, everywhere. And it's all bad. All of it. Arms, drugs, prostitution, land mafia... nothign going for it in my book unfortunately. What si said about Israel is all true.

So, by the way, is India's RAW's meddling and participation in world skull-duggery and general nastiness. All the same shit.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 14:37 | 1019590 pazmaker
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Thanks for admitting your bias.  As I said we all have them, whether American Indian Jew or Arab.

I also am not looking to argue I just struggle with people who make disingenuous statments such as yours.


Sun, 03/06/2011 - 08:19 | 1023269 matrix2012
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i believe Jews have more than enough backers for themselves... in fact so many strong supporters that they may be quite out of proportion... for a small number of population as such.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:30 | 1018931 Calmyourself
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First Arabic is a language not a culture, second the Arabs have done virtually nothing to improve the human condition since the twelfth century.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:27 | 1019231 Oh regional Indian
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Calm, think for a moment before trying to out-smart.

Go beyond your sentence: X is a language not a culture

then Try

Japanese (Language AND culture referred)

English (Ditto)

Dutch (Ditto)

In india we have hindi culture and tamil culture and kannada culture.





Sat, 03/05/2011 - 11:39 | 1021853 Blankman
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I did not know that kannada was in India. Are they the people who drink lots of beer, fish and say "eh?" :)

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 18:25 | 1020640 Carl Spackler
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WHOA, not true.

The Arabs have given us a 7-star hotel (my hotel goes to 7...when you need that little extra to get a good night's sleep) and an indoor ski hill in the middle of a freakin' desert (Let it Snow).

Now THAT is culture, baby!


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:34 | 1018948 pazmaker
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The Islamic culture is only 1500 yrs old.  The Allah Akbar comes from the Islamic Culture. Check your history book...There is a difference between pre-islamic arabian culture and post islamic arabian culture.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:30 | 1019244 Oh regional Indian
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It lies in the land of the Arabs. Arabia. Arabic Culture includes both past and present. Arabic culture morphed to absorb and then reflect Islam as it's new dominant religion.

But it's the same thing and nit-picking by most here. 

+ 1,500 years is quite a history, wouldn't you say? And no other religion is exactly wrapping itself in roses at this time.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:55 | 1019069 Freddie
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Yes a rich culture in beheadings, bombings, a bloody 1400 year old battle between Shia and Sunni, a 7th Century "religion" which is more of a polictical tool of conquest, a creepy tribalism, the Romans were more advanced about 2,000 years ago than most Islamic countries were in the 1960s.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 15:10 | 1019706 Charles Wilson
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Better check this week's history books.

Tonight's Homework assignment:

Find out what Vespasian (dba "The Father") and Titus (dba "The Son"), and Flavius Constantinus Heraclios have in common. (Hint: It has a little bit to do with Christianity and Islam...)


Sat, 03/05/2011 - 11:43 | 1021856 Blankman
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Are you referring to the catholics or muslims? Because during the crusades ~ 7 million people were killed or ~ 2.5% of the world population all in the name of God. Muslims can't stack up to what the catholics did.

Sat, 03/05/2011 - 14:20 | 1022068 Charles Wilson
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Why does it have to be "or"?  Look at the "Hint:" again.

As an author friend once put it, "How can you make people bow down to Caesar without them knowing it?"


Simple! You create a new ________.  The hint tells of 2 of these things happening.  Now, go do your homework.



Sun, 03/06/2011 - 14:16 | 1023759 matrix2012
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"How can you make people bow down to Caesar without them knowing it?"

"Simple! You create a new ________."

Seems below reading will be quite helpful in explaining!

First to go:
Further to digest:

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:13 | 1019162 That Peak Oil Guy
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I find Persian culture much more interesting and deep than Arabic culture.  Are you sure you aren't lumping the Persians in with the term Arabic?  If so then that shows almost as little understanding of the culture of the Mid-East as most Americans.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:34 | 1019275 Oh regional Indian
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PErsian much more linked to Indic culture. Pre-vedic separation. Zarathushtra was an anti-vedic deity. So persian has much more Indic influence as well as clear Arabic influence in parts.

Arabic culture is rich beyond belief. And has a greater link to European culture, primary and some African influences.

Would you say the ottoman empire was  Arabic? Or Islamic? No difference in my book, just an evolutionary relationship.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:19 | 1018499 Cognitive Dissonance
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Do "we" have more than two words in our vocabulary than just American Idol.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:36 | 1018578 DaveyJones
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Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:49 | 1018699 reescher
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ipad 2

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:16 | 1018503 RemiG2010
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I am not that fluent in Arabic, but I think they are shouting Allah Akbar CL $200 .... Allah Akbar CL $200 ... Allah Akbar CL $200! So, two words should be enough.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:16 | 1018506 snowball777
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Do you?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:49 | 1019039 MGA_1
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LOL - I think the saudi princes know a few more.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 15:34 | 1019840 lincolnsteffens
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At least get it right.

Alah hu akbar!!!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:12 | 1018483 Sudden Debt
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He's gone away to look for  Ali Babba and his 40 robbers to help him out with this mess.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:48 | 1018690 toto
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Vote on Ali Babba.

He has only 40 robbers.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:26 | 1018556 Bokkenrijder
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Dunno where Abdullah is, but it seems they are calling for someone named "Allah Akbar..."

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:19 | 1018866 jus_lite_reading
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A couple of weeks ago I read a report on the "recovery" and what it will look like over the next few months. Needless to say, it was mostly fluff based on hope and happy talk, but interestingly, it was quite subdued in the growth estimates for the US/EU based on a nice peaceful earth with no curveballs.

The most disturbing part was, it did not take into account global tensions or wars... with WTI oil going over the pain threshold of $90, any "recovery" we might have seen or imagined seeing in an oasis, is now squashed indefinitely. Once again, it may be time to follow the money and buy some ST treasuries... I know I will.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:38 | 1019288 MolotovCockhead
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Those Monarchs are so damn stupid they deserve to be overthrown! Haven't they learn anything from their friends at the Pentagon/White House?

Just go blow up a mosque and blame it on the west and enact some kind of Patriot Act. Ban friday prayers and group gathering for safety reason....problem solved.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:56 | 1018394 Bithead1
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can't the Bernank print something for them some love?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:56 | 1018398 the not so migh...
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Millionaires rising up against the Billonaires

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:58 | 1018411 alien-IQ
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that debate is at the ESPN website.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:00 | 1018428 melachiro
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now that, right there, is funny

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:14 | 1018496 A Nanny Moose
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well payed.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:56 | 1018400 financeguru500
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It's ok. 8mbpd isn't a big deal. We can do without

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:07 | 1018457 Bob
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Protests gaining steam in Iraq.  Good thing they only do 2.7 mbpd. 

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:10 | 1018470 financeguru500
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Bah, why would they protest. We just gave them Democracy. "We look at them and we say, I can't process it". Well I guess you never can, just sit back and enjoy the show.

Lol Sheen's quotes can work in great ways.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 14:58 | 1019696 CrashisOptimistic
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Iraq is actually the place to watch.  All IEA outyear projections lean heavily on them providing the world 6-8 mbpd in 2014 or so.  

Yeah, up from 2.4.

In 3 years.

This sucker's going down.  Big.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:57 | 1018402 slow_roast
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Those guys need a Frappucino, an Ipad, and some Vicodin....get high bitcheZ!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:56 | 1018405 EscapeKey
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I've seen this movie before. I won't spoil it for you by telling you how it ends.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:36 | 1019283 slewie the pi-rat
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EK is pulling G's!

i'll make the popcorn.

i kinda prefer the black & white arafat headwear or even the bread and cinnabonZ to the red, here.  makes them look a bit clownish, doncha think?

nothing more pi-rat-ical than exploring new territory while watching re-runs~~~~~;)-[

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:56 | 1018406 johnnymustardseed
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Saudi Arabia will bring us down... keep prepping!!!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:56 | 1018409 Terminus C
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They sound pissed, but it doesn't show much, yet.  Hard to get an idea of numbers, at least a few hundred.  So many cars... was that a street or parkinglot. 

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:19 | 1018514 Dapper Dan
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Relax all,   Dapper knows a little Arabic and all that is occurring in the video is (you can see the guy hold his iPhone up a few clips in) there is some dispute as to the merits of  iPhone 4 and are the bars correct, another guy yells out that you can get a new antenna for free.

You can see Steve Jobs dropping the new antennas out of the Bell Jet Ranger later in the clip.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:11 | 1018830 doggings
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I concur, he was holding it up to show everybody how you have to hold the iphone 4, to get a signal on it while you talk.

and it was definitely:

"Allaghh Ackbuhh - iPhone 4"

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:58 | 1018410 I think I need ...
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we will be stirring shortly after they start stirring

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:58 | 1018412 Josh Randall
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Love the checkerboards...Scenes from a not so Italian Restaurant

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:44 | 1019006 A Nanny Moose
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pass the chianti please?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:58 | 1018414 tradewithdave
Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:02 | 1018415 hedgeless_horseman
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No worries.  The NSA's Google Translator reads the header as, "Air conditioners on sale at KSA Wal-Mart."

Relax, SkyNet is in control.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:01 | 1018418 Village Idiot
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Forget the ME, Charlie Sheen is over here.  The man has a message - all the classic quotes here. 

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:04 | 1018442 financeguru500
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You know his catch phrase was actually borrowed from a certain president who said "we need to win the future".

What does that even mean anyways?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:11 | 1018479 alien-IQ
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I think it means oil will be breaking above 104 within 30 minutes?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:13 | 1018488 Agent P
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Don't question Bruce Dickinson!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:12 | 1018835 earnulf
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C'mon, "Win The Future".....WTF!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:07 | 1019136 Freddie
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It means if I steal your wealth and give it to my supporters then "we win in the future."  He just wants to made everything fairer.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:59 | 1018427 dxbtrader
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Not good....

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:59 | 1018429 lieutenantjohnchard
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gotta love the flight to safety dollar trade. it's down.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:01 | 1018432 vote_libertaria...
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No context.  No translation.  They could have been fighting over a parking spot at the local Bazaar-Mart.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:06 | 1018458 alien-IQ
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do you really need a weather man to know which way the wind is blowing?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:01 | 1018433 SWRichmond
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Next time you see those battlements there'll be troops on them.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:02 | 1018434 Oh regional Indian
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Still not time for Saudi to blow. It's a week or three away yet. This is priming the pump of anger. Anger by the way is weak/deflectable/bribable.

It's the rage they want to avoid. Time will tell, but I think, this time, it's different.

Th eonly oil left will be in the hands of the military.

Iin other news, India paid Iran in Euros for it's oil, so the shift is underway.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:31 | 1018583 pazmaker
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When are they going to riot in India for the blackberry ban?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:03 | 1018436 truont
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Oh wait, no mas dinero? Oops.

What, is the American bribe money scaling down?


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:03 | 1018438 campag
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why is their futures trading pit al fresco ?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:04 | 1018439 apberusdisvet
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Gotta run out and buy a bike.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:04 | 1018780 Rusty Shorts
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 - I had to laugh over the evening news tonight: They were actually tracking "the last oil tankers to leave Saudi Arabia".


Interesting link.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:10 | 1019156 cougar_w
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I've gone back and re-read that blog twice.

I'll read it again today, probably.

Ring of truth. All this is feeling too familiar.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:26 | 1018910 doggings
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Gotta run out and buy a bike.

I think going long pushbikes at this time would be a good idea.

I also just bought some shares in an electric bike company with a difference. obviously when blackouts start then you wont be able to plug in to recharge, but the beauty of this system is that it comes with a pedal powered recharger so fatties can also exercise while rechnarging it at night in front of the TV.

it's gonna be big :)

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:13 | 1019166 cougar_w
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I build electric bikes.

It's important to have mad skillz in a world on the edge.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:26 | 1019229 doggings
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no nicking my idea (I just made up) then.  in fact no, please do, Im not im the US so have no endless pile of fatties to sell to anyway.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 13:56 | 1019373 slewie the pi-rat
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oh!  cougar_w!

i've been attracted to yer ears all this time, and i just didn't know why! 

do you deliver? 

i've been thinking of starting a new dating service:  CougarZ On Wheels, and would be most open to sharing assets with an eye to a joint venture. 

we could have 3 "divisions":  the "electr0 cougarZ",  the "all leg, all the time" cougarZ,  and the "we just don't freaking care what YOU want" cougarZ.

and, just as franchise ready as krispie cream!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 16:27 | 1020076 velobabe
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Cougars Electric Bike ~ IPO: CEB if listed on the NYSE

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:03 | 1018440 campag
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kerb trading ?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:04 | 1018441 John Bull
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Going to a football match in Europe is more tense. Only one chopper! Saudi's are friendly. They would never wet their own bed. 

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:06 | 1018449 Jason T
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when the going gets tough..

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:07 | 1018462 Guinny_Ire
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If you listen to the second video, you'll realize they're chanting:

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight.
Sclemeel, schlemazel, hasenfeffer incorporated.
We're gonna do it!

big Gary Marshall fans over there.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:21 | 1018528 snowball777
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Except there it's called 'Lujaina and Shayla'.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:08 | 1018464 99er
Fri, 03/04/2011 - 15:30 | 1019821 Shell Game
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I'm away from my charts so can't share, but this a.m. I was noting a cup and handle forming on the 60min. chart with target $110?  We'll see..

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:09 | 1018469 bob_dabolina
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Finally some good news. I was starting to get worried

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:25 | 1018471 GoinFawr
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Heh, I wonder if the Saudi gov't attempting to appease their populace with 'free money' is working out the same as BM giving her ex-traders big payouts not to stand for silver delivery: ie they just take the cash and use it as a base from which to stick it to their respective plutocrats even harder.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:11 | 1018474 artinlight
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Was selling/peddling my art on the Marina last week.

Met a a coupla Saudi 20 somethings dressed in the lastest mall window fashion.

They told me everything is fine in THEIR country - they look up to their royal family.

This is just a small protest for animal rights.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:11 | 1018475 VFR
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the first vdeo was all handbags and I thought I recognised one guy from earlier trading desk footage.

The second looked well organised.

The enemy of my enemy is my friend. Arab Proverb.

Wait until all the rebels in all the countries start working togther!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:11 | 1018480 tmosley
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Damn, I picked a terrible time to detox--no drinking for a week!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:14 | 1018491 Dr. Richard Head
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Wrong week to pick indeed -

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:49 | 1019049 saulysw
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Me too! No booze for 2 weeks for me. Damn kids.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:12 | 1018484 pazmaker
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First video looks like a bunch of well dressed Arabians with their iphones up in the air taking video of each other....was that my mom's tablecloth on their heads?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:19 | 1018511 financeguru500
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No, it wasn't your mom's table cloth.

Actually, they all just finished eating at Crackerbarrel and were so happy about taking the table cloths they decided to record it on video.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:13 | 1018489 camoes
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Print oil bitchez!

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:13 | 1018492 TooBearish
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Looka like a tailgating party at Giants Stadium to me...ho hum BTFD

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:17 | 1018509 Cash_is_Trash
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No dip today!! Yet, yesterday there was.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:16 | 1018504 TruthInSunshine
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The world...'s a vampire.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:22 | 1018537 snowball777
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Set to drain...

Despite all my rage...

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:02 | 1018762 hamurobby
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Im still just a rat ina cage.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:19 | 1018510 johnnymustardseed
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And it's one, two, three,
What are we fighting for ?
Don't ask me, I don't give a damn,
Next stop is Saudi land;
And it's five, six, seven,
Open up the pearly gates,
Well there ain't no time to wonder why,
Whoopee! we're all gonna die.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:18 | 1018512 Dr. Porkchop
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I thought everyone there was a prince... What's the problem?

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 11:21 | 1018527 John McCloy
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Maybe these surging oil prices are being welcomed by Ben and the administration because now they can deflect from the impact QE has had on the prices and if the pain gets severe enough at the pump they can spin the blame to Gadaffi and have the peasantry begging for military intervention. Never underestimate the selfishness of the average propagandized American.


Fri, 03/04/2011 - 12:32 | 1018943 samsara
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I think we have a winner john.

"They will never know the finanical collapse had anything to do with the FED or Peak Oil"

"It was that trouble in the ME"

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