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Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:19 | 363996 Debtless
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Keep up the great work TD.

This, that and the other thing - shall too, pass.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:32 | 364032 Windemup
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Like a kidney stone passes in the night?

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:53 | 364108 Bear
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Thu, 05/20/2010 - 19:29 | 364389 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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My stock market went to Asia and all I got was this lousy kidney stone!

Thu, 03/03/2011 - 13:04 | 1015337 kiran1234
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Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:58 | 1016131 akak
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Please put me down for 20 of your pillow pets, Kiran, so that I may sequentially shove them up your spammer's ass until your intestines rupture.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 19:09 | 364346 Carl Spackler
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I heard Joe K. say that this morning, as well, as I was preparing to go the office.

What a dunce is he.  Masquerading as a "journalist" while acting like a "perma-bull" and studying/relaying nothing about what is actually unfolding in the capital markets today.  Instead...he picks a side.

Just a sad display.


Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:38 | 364530 aint no fortuna...
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while he childishly shows the same video every morning of walruses playing saxophones off tune... well, I guess they're off tune... the fucking show and particularly that fucking stooge are on mute in the morning so I can just see the pretty numbers go by when i look up from my PC, and then when the opening bell rings in NY my closing bell for Immelt's pathetic propaganda machine sounds for the rest of the day.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 10:43 | 1018340 kiran1234
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Thu, 05/20/2010 - 19:23 | 364378 truont
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From Mike Krieger of KAM LP

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:17 | 364490 AllYourBaseAreB...
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The world is fallin' apart:


Fri, 05/21/2010 - 00:51 | 365043 lonewolfa1
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Great video. I hope it gets some attention in the future.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:24 | 364006 I_Rowboat
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I'm sorry I slept with my boss' daughter back when I was 17.  I was jumping on pretty much any female that expressed an interest back then, and it wasn't right for me to take her virginity simply for short-term benefit and the convenience of at-work "nooners."


Still, it's not like we were doing it on his desk or anything. 

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:59 | 364128 feeb
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Great confession, I laughed out loud when I read that one!

No unstated confessions here...I have a job that requires forced confessions (a tiny bit akin to what that CFR f*cker Brzezinski envisioned) so I get mine out on a semi-regular basis. Ok, downloading TV shows off bittorrent every now and then is as close to a new confession as I'll get.


Thu, 05/20/2010 - 19:45 | 364432 Rusty Shorts
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Are you Jerry Springer???

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 02:17 | 365126 Broken_Trades
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Jason Ellis:


'Get the cock off your chest'


I suggest we all get the cocks off our chests ASAP.



Sat, 05/22/2010 - 10:20 | 364007 lynnybee
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Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:25 | 364009 walcott
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Rand Paul

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 22:19 | 364775 tip e. canoe
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Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:26 | 364011 walcott
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Rand Paul

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:27 | 364016 Hephasteus
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The best liars are the ones that don't even know they are doing it.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:38 | 364051 Citizen of an I...
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Jerry, just remember, it's not a lie . . . if you believe it. --George Costanza

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 18:08 | 364168 Al Huxley
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I was thinking of that same quote!

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:49 | 364541 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Like Obama; I do not think he has a clue!  Well a clue maybe, but if there was anyone who would believe he could manifest a skittle shitting unicorn, I would say it's Mr. President!

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:30 | 364017 B9K9
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Nice pivot. I was wondering when ZH would begin transitioning away from being primarily a platform for criticizing (current) policy.

While it's fun to watch the melt-down, truthfully, it's just a little bit voyeuristic. Also, no one likes to be told "I told you so"; for those revelling in their short-term joy of being proven right, enjoy it while it lasts.

Future events are going to demand action - the People will be seeking leaders who can provide both answers & solutions. Hopefully, ZH can provide a useful community tool towards achieving these goals.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:38 | 364052 mikla
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+1 ... good post.

I agree on the "voyeuristic fun" ... finally, the world makes sense to me.

However, a great value I see in Zero Hedge is that it's a forum where in-depth discussions of the goings-on is possible.  That is absolutely NOT available in the big media, in the ruling class, at the local water cooler, and not even in academic economic circles.

Agree or disagree (room for intelligent comments on all sides), this is the forum that is actually able to "break down" what's going on, translate for the common man, and keep watchdog eyes on the ruling elite.

I agree with the thrust of the original post:  Overthrow is coming, and if a constructive alternative is not provided, it will become FAR more violent and bloody than necessary.

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 05:43 | 365226 Bringin It
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Community is a threat.  The water cooler looked too much like community.  Our antecedents used to have rauccous political debates.  At what point did it become impolite to hold a political opinion in America?   

a great value I see in Zero Hedge is that it's a forum where in-depth discussions of the goings-on is possible.  That is absolutely NOT available in the big media, in the ruling class, at the local water cooler, and not even in academic economic circles.


Fri, 05/21/2010 - 06:32 | 365248 SWRichmond
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At what point did it become impolite to hold a political opinion in America?  

I'm 52, and it's been impolite for my entire life.  No one, NO ONE, has wanted to talk about politics or economics.  It's too real.  People wanted to believe that someone else was responsible for that, and if I tried talking about it I was bursting their bubble.

They were afraid, and now most of them are getting it shoved right up their asses; I am not sorry about it, and I feel no pity.  (I think I woke up pissed off this morning).  Fear is the prime motivator in most people's lives.  You can see this in the incredible fear campaign that we call television.  It's like a fear pump, pumping it right into your home.  Prime time shows are all cop shows, and the perps are all middle aged white guys: fear, insecurity, mistrust.  News programs: fear, and the bad guys are foreigners, or the Tea Parties (middle aged white guys).

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 07:18 | 365278 tip e. canoe
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middle aged white dudes are the new muslims are the new commies are the new japs are the new germans are the new jews are the new chinks are the new english are the new barbarians are the new...

Fri, 05/21/2010 - 14:37 | 366221 i.knoknot
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who's next? should we 'short' young/hip mixed-race sensitive new-agers?

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:47 | 364087 Bear
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I agree with you about being a positive contributor to the state of affairs. I have watched us slip further and further into a state controlled society but have no clue what to do. The problem seems overwhelming ... in California, 30% of the population is working for the government in some capacity, and 40% of the state is on some sort of government welfare ... Do the math, that's 70%. With most of the people I talk to the sentiment is the same ... I'm ok because I have my unemployment check ($450/week), I have my retirement (90% of my old salary), I have a secure teacher's job, the Fed's will always need me; I work for the IRS, it's ok cause I have a contract with the State ... etc.

How can we move forward when all are tied to the trough. We need a forum to bring forward creative and workable solutions to our conundrum. 

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 19:19 | 364370 Arkadaba
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I agree that we need to figure out what is next. I was living in NYC when the meltdown started (lost my job, my visa, my green card processing and had 10 days to leave the country - so  don't talk to me about amnesty!). But like my mum says "things happen for a reason" (which I really don't believe) but I am happier being back in Canada after 8 years in the states (well sort of). I miss NY. I'm worried about some friends still there. 

But longer term - yeah I hope we can move forward



Thu, 05/20/2010 - 21:18 | 364633 Nothingman
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Amnesty is only for those from south of the border, eh?  Sorry you got booted out of NY, but it may turn out to be a blessing.  If things get really bad, it will be far worse there than anywhere in Canada.

Wed, 07/13/2011 - 00:12 | 1450491 rock11
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who's next? should we 'short' young/hip mixed-race sensitive new-agers?

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Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:28 | 364018 Bear
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"imbued from her childhood with a brooding sense of wrong, and an inveterate hatred of a class, opportunity had developed her into a tigress. She was absolutely without pity. If she had ever had the virtue in her, it had quite gone out of her.

It was nothing to her, that an innocent man was to die for the sins of his forefathers; she saw, not him, but them. It was nothing to her, that his wife was to be made a widow and his daughter an orphan; that was insufficient punishment, because they were her natural enemies and her prey, and as such had no right to live. To appeal to her, was made hopeless by her having no sense of pity, even for herself. "

Madam Defarge

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 18:49 | 364293 Doc Occ
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A perfect quote from such a great novel and musical, Hugo's "Les Miserables."  Absolutely perfect for the times.  Unfortunately, as the above article insinuates, the masses who cannot adjust their finances or who have already lost all of their finances, will be, in the end, "Les Miserables."

Two more great apropos quotes:

1.  Dicken's Tale of Two Cities, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."

2.  From the books and movies about the doomed ship Titanic, "And the band played on..."

And one great song to lament the coming Depression/Hard Times sung by the great Leonard Cohen:



Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:57 | 364582 RichardENixon
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I believe Madame Defarge was a character in "A Tale of Two Cities"

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 21:42 | 364690 ajax
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oui oui cherie!

Elle tricotait

pendant que des

tetes tombaient.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 21:44 | 364695 Doc Occ
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Rich, nice point.

You got me; very sharp.  Yes, I confused Madame DeFarge in A Tale of Two Cities with the cruel Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables.

Whew, these readers at ZeroHedge are not only intelligent but erudite; which is all good.

It keeps everyone on their toes.

Fri, 03/04/2011 - 14:42 | 1019625 kiran1234
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Fri, 05/21/2010 - 00:05 | 364958 DoChenRollingBearing
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Doc Occ brings to us the genius of Leonard Cohen.  The Master.

I do not need to see any other shows for the rest of my life now.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 19:14 | 364357 Apostate
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Nothing's stopping you.

The trouble is, the price signals are all distorted. You can make much more money by joining the system, raping your customers, and then moving on to the next victim.

Hence, Goldman Sachs...

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 20:32 | 364518 Bob
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The Dickens, you say!

Yes, the guillotine teams must be reasoned with . . . or ministered to. 

Don't want just the worst of times.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 22:30 | 364792 Rusty_Shackleford
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I wonder what the French did with all of those guillotines?....

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 22:41 | 364812 akak
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I hear they shipped all of them to the secret FEMA camps scattered around the USA --- for what reason, one can only speculate.

But it's all very hush-hush; don't tell anyone I told you.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:29 | 364021 jt
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History does not repeat itself but it does rhyme.  Themes of the French Revolution keep coming to mind in recent months.  The bankers thought they had won with Tarp and the other bailouts.  They may have only set in motion the sequence of events that will lead to the demise of the present system.  We shall see, and I think we shall see fairly soon.

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 16:09 | 1372445 rock11
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Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:31 | 364029 faustian bargain
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All right I confess. I did it.

Thu, 05/20/2010 - 17:44 | 364070 Cognitive Dissonance
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I knew it. I knew it was you all along.

When you changed your avatar (OK, I supplied the jpg but you forced me) I figured you were hiding something. BTW what is it exactly you're confessing to so I can also say I knew that to.

All kidding aside, this is when the fascist governments and the public keepers of the myth will go into high gear. People are starting to cry out and I promise you they will be denounced as traitors, malcontents, negative Betty's and so on.

The power structure will not dismantle willingly. We must increase the pressure on a daily basis by opening minds.

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