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US Naval Update: CVN 65 Enterprise Abandons Libya, Reinforces CVN 70 Vinson In Straits Of Hormuz

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Wonder why the administration made such a stink of reducing the US airborne presence around Libya, and handing it off to France, Italy, Canada and Turkey? Here's the answer: the CVN65 Enterprise which last week was within striking distance of Libya, has quietly left the Red Sea and is now virtually swimming in the wake of CVN 70 Vinson in the Strait of Hormuz. Because obviously whatever is about to happen in the Persian Gulf will need not one but two aircraft carrier formations. And meanwhile in Japan the Washington is doing all it can to put radiation free miles between itself and Fukushima, even as the Essex, chock full of marines is sitting on the coast waiting for orders.

Source: Stratfor


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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:43 | 1104112 Rusty Shorts
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"Oxygen gets you high"

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:48 | 1104126 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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So does Xenon....

Suddenly we become euphric....Blank faces...calm as hindu cows.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:01 | 1104364 Calmyourself
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Long way to go for impact... Navy moves assets for many reasons, I realize everyone likes to call the apocalypse but its way off, you will not see it coming.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:40 | 1104105 LostWages
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Anyone want to volunteer to be Commander in Chief?  Thinking we need one about now.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:36 | 1104282 Ted K
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You're referring to your ballet troupe???

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:40 | 1104294 New_Meat
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Hillary is looking kinda' shopworn with all of those 0300 callz, y'know-the ones that she was s'pozed to be taking from the WH.  Guess what?  She's getting them-wow, careful what u want to wish for!

- Ned

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:42 | 1104107 TeamAmerica
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And one last time, the USS Enterprise never did transit back into the Mediterranean, despite what was argued here on ZH. 

We also didn't intervene in Egypt, so I think somebody owes me a T-shirt. :-)

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:54 | 1104151 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Why would we?  They don't have enough oil to matter to us.  I say we go after Russia next.  We never really won that war for reals.  Come to think of it, we have not won a war in a long mother fucking time!  Jesus!  We lose every fucking time!  Now that I think about it, our military sucks ass.  All we do is lose wars.  But we spend so much money on them....wait a minute...there is a pattern here.

People, I just figured it out!  Our government has been fleecing us!

Sarc/ off

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:40 | 1104108 wisefool
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Tom Clancy says "buy your fiances some PMs laidled with diamonds from S.A." But don't go "risk on" and put an industrial complex on south africa. let the deebers/rothschilds/aliens play their games. 


"I care not who makes the laws, or prints the currency, as long as I get to decide the tax code"

- "Hope you get my name, 'cause what is troubling you is the nature of my game"

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:04 | 1104149 Village Idiot
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"Hope you get my name, 'cause what is troubling you is the nature of my game"

as true today as ever.  and he still puts on a great show.



Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:03 | 1104369 john39
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i used to think it was all just fairy tale.  wondered why, from reading all the NWO symbols that the elites seemed to take that fairy tale so seriously...  i figured it out eventually, its no fairy tale.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:17 | 1104405 wisefool
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"The taxpayers are going to end up making money from TARP."

-Liz Clayman/Maria Bartriromo

"I don't want to pay taxes"

-Warren Buffets' gerriatric wet nurse=MicroSoft National Brodcast Company.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:46 | 1104123 DEA
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Iran must be getting bold, prolly sending the "big stick" over to cruise around..just as a reminder. Besides, the F-15 that crashed in Libya can't land on CVNs, my guess it came from a base in Egypt so they do not need the CVNs off Libya for air support

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:55 | 1104154 infiniti
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Iran doesn't have a 'big stick', and the F-15 probably came from Italy.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:04 | 1104370 Calmyourself
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No, but they got one hell of a sting, "Sunburn - Moskit"

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:40 | 1104441 spacecadet
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Or Israel.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:42 | 1104442 spacecadet
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Or Israel.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:36 | 1104283 cowdiddly
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From the look of the location of the carriers Pakistan will be the next evil one. CIA op caught murdering civilians. Arms deal with China. Obama chuming up to India. Socalled terrorists hiding in Pakisan. Drones flying missions Yep. thats the ticket. Surround China and wonder why you start WWIII. Pentagon Idiots.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:35 | 1104375 zaknick
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Control of Eurasia, heartland of the world.

Mackinder, teacher to both Kissinger and Brzezinski

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:25 | 1104634 jimijon
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Eurasia is a terrible RISK strategy. 

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:06 | 1105099 duncecap rack
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worth lots of armies if you can hold it.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:05 | 1104378 john39
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those were not civilians, they were spooks... trying to figure out why one of our spooks was working with the taliban to set up false flag bombings in pakistan.  they know now, so, I would not expect relations to go so well behind the scenes.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 01:15 | 1104730 gmj
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Here's a link.  This may be misinformation from those evil Russkies.  I have no way of knowing.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:24 | 1105127 High Plains Drifter
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task force 373

cute......real cute.........

i say again. they may have a us flag on their uniforms but just who do these people work for? not us, that is for sure. and remember. one day, they will get out of the army and where will they go to find "jobs" ? hmmm? police department perhaps? so then you have these types of people who become cops. i tell you this. one day, very soon. they will come here and attempt to do the same here, that they are doing there and you know why? because they have no conscience, no remorse, no knowledge of right and wrong, they are cardboard cutouts of human beings that grew up in a counry where their parents didn't teach them. out culture produces pinheads like these men and so now the circle will be unbroken and very soon.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 14:35 | 1106083 Oh regional Indian
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Lao Tzu said a war had no winners. He was specifically referring to the victors having to re-assimilate returnign soldiers who had become used to following no laws. And they came home and created havoc. 

The spousal abuse rates amongs returning vets is Sky high. as are divorces and murders.

Anyone who has visited San Fran knows the veteran story, they are on the streets, everywhere.


Sun, 03/27/2011 - 19:21 | 1106883 High Plains Drifter
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I saw what happened to vietnam vets. Many of them came home, messed up. Where did they end up? Living under overpasses and walking around mumbling to themselves and dumpster diving and begging for food etc. I have seen this time and time again and now, it is happening again. We never learn. Never.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:19 | 1105283 Coast Watcher
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Follow the Google trail back on that report and it sources to the European Union Times and Sorcha Faal. Why n th world would Yahoo News give it credibility is beyond me.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:19 | 1104621 cranky-old-geezer
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Surround China and wonder why you start WWIII.


US fucks with China, it's not just China, it's China, Russia, India, Iran, North Korea, etc, it's all over for America, end of Wall Street, end of bankster gangsters, end of Bernanke, end of Fed, end of the dollar, end of Washington, end of CIA, end of MIC, end of nation, end of story.

It won't be WWIII, America will go down quickly.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:36 | 1104284 Vlad Tepid
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Our bases up the Italian peninsula look like a zipper up a boot.  Our F-15 came from there or there via Germany or Britain.  The Enterprise was redundant as has been borne out.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:49 | 1104324 New_Meat
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"the F-15 that crashed in Libya can't land on CVNs,..."

Captain Obvious: the puppy crashed.  Then the TRAP was run, by the numbers, and both crew-dogz dee-dee-maod and all is good.  Harrier PGMz to "clear" the pickup-zone got bitched about, then the Admiral said he would expect life to be that way.  Weapons officer, picked up by the "Rebelz".. we'll see.

- Ned

{just between u and me: "Big Stick" Be Roosie Group, don'tcha' know}

{{either ZH can't track Enterprise Group, or them boyz/girlz been doin' yo-yo across the Med.}}


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:04 | 1104371 Village Idiot
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And please bring in the translator.  What?

Yo Meat, good wishes back at ya.  see you down the trail.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:58 | 1105422 New_Meat
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VI: (just for you ;-)

puppy=generic 'f**ker'

TRAP=Tactical Recovery of Aircraft and Personnel.  In this case, 2 Ospreys with grunts and Corpsmen ("coremen" for those needing phonetic translation).  One lands and sets perimeter around the crewman, other in the air for the next surprise.

dee-dee-mao==GTFOOD right now.

PGM=Precision guided munition.  Guidance is GPS or  in this case laser.  Laser designator probably in an aircraft.

"bitched about" we all understand, but in this case, the Harriers dropped a couple of 500 +/- pounders to scare off the locals.  Precision guidance to guide locals away?  Or to stop locals approaching.  Got public.  Admiral made a good follow-up comment.  MSM drops story.

Insight: the ongoing US air ops (as opposed to NATO-SHMATO h/t Ableson in Barrons) have been stated as "shaping the battlefield" which is fuzzy pentagoneese for blowing up bad guys to make the ground operation easier.  "Using PGMs" is also included in the really contradictary messages coming from administration sources.  PGMs vs. ground targets that are mobile==>local forward air controller  with laser designator.  That tells me that we have U.S. service men on the ground providing the designation.  Which requires intel, overhead imaging, and  political alignment during the operation.  Classic Special Forces tasking.  (recall the Afghan, w/sf on horses w/laser designators for the B-52 drops.)  So the high level disinformation gets cleared through observation of the action.

22nd MEU has left US East coast enroute to Med.  They have their ground guys intact as a trained unit, vs. 26th MEU that has 3/8 MAR in the Afghan.  Still not enough capability to do anything meaningful on the ground.

- Ned

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:25 | 1104409 DEA
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I got promoted to Captain? Sweeeeeeet.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 12:00 | 1105433 New_Meat
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Qaddafi 'been a Colonel for > 42 years ;-) - Ned

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 23:35 | 1104548 Yen Cross
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Do YOU Believe that? My Darling.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:48 | 1104129 Rusty Shorts
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Boy, the southern hemisphere is looking better all the time.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:51 | 1104140 yabyum
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Costa Rica, Bitches

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:56 | 1104158 infiniti
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Reserve your hostel in Mal Pais ASAP!

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:05 | 1104373 goldfish1
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Let's go camp on the Bus h enclave in Paraguay.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:58 | 1104170 DoChenRollingBearing
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Peru, Putaz

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 23:29 | 1104541 robobbob
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do you have your expat service running yet?

what is the demand for machine/metal fabrications there?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:20 | 1104626 DoChenRollingBearing
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Expat service?  Naah, got enough on my plate already.

Small scale demand for machine/metal fabrication is just fine.  But, heavy industrial stuff is mostly coming into Peru from Brazil and China.  Mining and agricultural equipment from companies like Cat & Deere and European companies too.

We buy most of our bearings from Korea, some from Japan and China.  Why not from the USA?  High prices.  Peruvians value, well, good value!  Screw Timken.  Arrogant SOBs asking for protection from imports from the scary, wooooooooh, Japanese...

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:35 | 1104276 Yen Cross
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A-Men With Understanding.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:13 | 1104396 jomama
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Chile, Willies.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:34 | 1104427 StychoKiller
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Penguins are pretty much non-violent! :>D

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:43 | 1104446 1fortheroad
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Brazil, putas

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:29 | 1104636 johny2
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Brasil, Garotas de Programa

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 08:31 | 1105064 1fortheroad
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 23:38 | 1104553 Yen Cross
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:48 | 1104130 velobabe
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am just a tap bit confused. these headlines seems eminent danger, yet you all comment comedic e. i guess you all are stoned to, as well. how else to react to the news of the day. ahhhh, alarm, we are entering world war devastation I, as we speak. am glad i got my wine and weed. i am the woman, by the way†

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:51 | 1104142 DEA
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Pfffff.....I laugh in the face of danger, as long as I am safely behind my keyboard and the danger in actualy in someone else face.

"i am the woman, by the way"  obviously, what guy would have the screen name "velobabe" ?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:59 | 1104174 Cognitive Dissonance
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Ummmm..........someone who switched teams?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:25 | 1104248 DEA
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ooofa, that's over my pay grade.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:58 | 1104165 drink or die
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Wine doesn't work fast enough these days.  I'd try something stronger.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:02 | 1104177 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 80% berry flavored vodka

+ 20% absinthe

The above drink ¨Death After Midnight¨works pretty fast and hard.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:04 | 1104185 drink or die
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I had a very very bad experience with licorice-flavored liquor when I was a teenager, and thus I cannot eat/drink anything licorice flavored without wanting to puke.

A bummer when friends buy you shots at the bar and you can't drink them.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:22 | 1104234 DoChenRollingBearing
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Sounds like a bad experience I had w/ tequila in college...

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:24 | 1105291 sourgrapesson
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Climax Coffee = 1 shot 151 Rum, 1/2 shot tia maria, coffee & whip creme.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:06 | 1104189 Village Idiot
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Two parts Malibu rum

One part vodka

Sounds impossible, but it works.  Someone mix one up and tell me what you think.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:08 | 1104195 drink or die
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Are you joking?  Malibu rum overpowers anything.  Drink it straight and it's like extra-sweet syrup.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:18 | 1104221 Village Idiot
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change the mixture. One of you well stocked bar types mix one up and tell me what you think.  It should come out tasting like smooth coconut vodka.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:21 | 1104232 drink or die
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I'll give it a shot.  Also, haha at whoever is junking us.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:17 | 1104224 Rusty Shorts
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 - four eights vodka, two eights malibu rum, two eights bailey's irish cream mate.



Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:22 | 1104231 Village Idiot
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filed away, thanks.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:23 | 1104239 Rusty Shorts
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 - on the rocks

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:01 | 1104365 New_Meat
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Rusty, so I'm in the SAS Royal Hotel in Tromso, Norway, with a couple of Royal Misguided Children, just out of the Arnentine mess.  The barmaid comes along, nice thang, and gets our orders.  Charles, from 45 Commando, says, "Lass, I'd like some whiskey."  'yes sir, would you like bourbon, kentucky, scotch?' "Well, Lass, I'd like Scot's Whiskey", 'why, yes sir, would you like that with water?  or seltzer??'

"No Lass, I'd just like the whiskey."

'Well sir, would you like that on ice???'

"Lassie--that's still fookin' WATER."

don'tcha' know

- Ned

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 05:35 | 1104939 falak pema
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Did the lass get laid or just paid? the only on the cake...worth dipping your thong in the thang.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:28 | 1104263 DEA
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my favorite - eight eights vodka on ice, in giant glass with a lime.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:36 | 1104285 Village Idiot
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You have a point - why mess with a good thing. 

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:02 | 1104363 Cindy_Dies_In_T...
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Good God, I never saw so many "junks" on a drink discussion. I guess people have strong opinions about this.



Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:10 | 1104389 Village Idiot
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"Good God, I never saw so many "junks" on a drink discussion. I guess people have strong opinions about this."


Must be the new guy.  Everyone around here knows ZH and weekends are made for Riunite!

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 23:02 | 1104494 Rusty Shorts
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"MORAL STATISTICIAN."--I don't want any of your statistics; I took your whole batch and lit my pipe with it. I hate your kind of people. You are always ciphering out how much a man's health is injured, and how much his intellect is impaired, and how many pitiful dollars and cents he wastes in the course of ninety-two years' indulgence in the fatal practice of smoking; and in the equally fatal practice of drinking coffee; and in playing billiards occasionally; and in taking a glass of wine at dinner, etc., etc., etc. And you are always figuring out how many women have been burned to death because of the dangerous fashion of wearing expansive hoops, etc., etc., etc. You never see more than one side of the question. You are blind to the fact that most old men in America smoke and drink coffee, although, according to your theory, they ought to have died young; and that hearty old Englishmen drink wine and survive it, and portly old Dutchmen both drink and smoke freely, and yet grow older and fatter all the time. And you never by to find out how much solid comfort, relaxation, and enjoyment a man derives from smoking in the course of a lifetime (which is worth ten times the money he would save by letting it alone), nor the appalling aggregate of happiness lost in a lifetime your kind of people from not smoking. Of course you can save money by denying yourself all the little vicious enjoyments for fifty years; but then what can you do with it? What use can you put it to? Money can't save your infinitesimal soul. All the use that money can be put to is to purchase comfort and enjoyment in this life; therefore, as you are an enemy to comfort and enjoyment, where is the use of accumulating cash? It won't do for you say that you can use it to better purpose in furnishing a good table, and in charities, and in supporting tract societies, because you know yourself that you people who have no petty vices are never known to give away a cent, and that you stint yourselves so in the matter of food that you are always feeble and hungry. And you never dare to laugh in the daytime for fear some poor wretch, seeing you in a good humor, will try to borrow a dollar of you; and in church you are always down on your knees, with your eyes buried in the cushion, when the contribution-box comes around; and you never give the revenue officer: full statement of your income. Now you know these things yourself, don't you? Very well, then what is the use of your stringing out your miserable lives to a lean and withered old age? What is the use of your saving money that is so utterly worthless to you? In a word, why don't you go off somewhere and die, and not be always trying to seduce people into becoming as "ornery" and unlovable as you are yourselves, by your villainous "moral statistics"? Now I don't approve of dissipation, and I don't indulge in it, either; but I haven't a particle of confidence in a man who has no redeeming petty vices, and so I don't want to hear from you any more. I think you are the very same man who read me a long lecture last week about the degrading vice of smoking cigars, and then came back, in my absence, with your reprehensible fireproof gloves on, and carried off my beautiful parlor stove.


 - Mark Twain

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:15 | 1104617 TaxSlave
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Ha!  Beautiful.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 02:04 | 1104806 Yen Cross
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Well said Rusty! I'm proud. Just touching HC. GOOD MAN!

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 14:32 | 1106066 optimator
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I'm sure you've heard that "Alchohol and gasoline don't mix"?

Well, I tried it the other day and I must say it doesn't taste that bad.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:18 | 1104219 Natasha Fatale
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The Green Fairy- minus the vodka- seems like the appropriate drink for these times (it was the muse to many a great man after all) Possibly followed by une coup de champagne to toast in the new era of Schumpeterian Creative Destruction. Or maybe not. WTF do I know, I'm just along for the ride.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 03:02 | 1104286 Yen Cross
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Absinthe is a great drink snifted over ice. I look forward to sipping it soon. The (e)is in place.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:52 | 1104336 gmj
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I recommend a pan-galactic gargle blaster.  It's "like having your brain smashed out by a slice of lemon wrapped around a large gold brick".


"Take the juice from one bottle of that Ol' Janx Spirit.
Pour into it one measure of water from the seas of Santraginus V
Allow three cubes of Arcturan Mega-gin to melt into the mixture (it must be properly iced or the benzene is lost).
Allow four litres of Fallian marsh gas to bubble through it (in memory of all those happy Hikers who have died of pleasure in the Marshes of Fallia).
Over the back of a silver spoon float a measure of Qualactin Hypermint extract, redolent of all the heady odours of the dark Qualactin Zones.
Drop in the tooth of an Algolian Suntiger. Watch it dissolve, spreading the fires of the Algolian suns deep into the heart of the drink.
Sprinkle Zamphour.
Add an olive.
Drink...but very carefully."
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:49 | 1104464 Yen Cross
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Sun, 03/27/2011 - 01:07 | 1104721 SheHunter
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block copy paste save.  thnx.

But for now it is Remy Martin in a chilled glass.  nada ice or trimmings.

cheers all.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:59 | 1105436 Things that go bump
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Here's to the memory of Douglas Adams (1952-2001), God rest his soul.  May his works survive to please the as yet unborn.  

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:48 | 1104459 1fortheroad
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ivino veritas

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 10:05 | 1105177 mick_richfield
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Age quod agis.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:13 | 1104209 Lets_Eat_Ben
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"Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded."

Fyodor Dostoevski

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:41 | 1104300 Conrad Murray
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nmap -v -sS -O
sshnuke -rootpw="Z10N0101"

Fyodor Trinityski

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 23:24 | 1104532 TorchFire
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Dostoevski  was/is AMAZING!  Makes the idiots we have posing as accomplished "leaders" look like the damn fools they are

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:11 | 1104390 NuckingFuts
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Vicodin and Bourbon.  Who could ask for anything more?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:42 | 1104445 Matte_Black
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Ah. A man who knows what a warm buzz is. ; )

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:29 | 1104642 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ the warm and fuzzy feeling...

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:53 | 1104150 Careless Whisper
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shouldn't the navy be keeping this information on the down low?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:59 | 1104169 DEA
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When you want those who are listening and watching to know what you are doing you make the standard announcements. If the Military needs to move assets quietly they either do not announce it (put out false info), or claim that "its a regularly scheduled training exercise, scheduled way in advance, you just did not know it" (hide it in plain site). The military flys their planes, sails their ships and drives their tanks right into you front yard when they want to send you a loud, clear message, and they let everyone know up front they are going to do it, then they do it.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:01 | 1104176 Tail Dogging The Wag
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It's hard to hide a big carrier from view, and harder to keep the crew from their Facebook/twitter accounts.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:23 | 1104233 DEA
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Please allow me to recommend this live version

note the great dual solos by Keith Richards, then Mic Taylor starting at about 2:20.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:25 | 1104250 Natasha Fatale
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:56 | 1104159 Convolved Man
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WWIII will "officially" start when they (who ever they may be) "officially" manage to sink one of our aircraft carriers -- the modern day equivalent of sinking a battleship to start the Spanish-American War and our entry into WWII.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:10 | 1104201 Rusty Shorts
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Pearl Habor


Gulf of Tonkin



Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:41 | 1104301 Yen Cross
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BomBay? You can join us?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:05 | 1104377 Rusty Shorts
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Hey Yen Cross,

 BomBay? India?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:54 | 1104471 Yen Cross
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Yes my Talisman. One TOO many L's.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:26 | 1104245 Lets_Eat_Ben
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The U.S.S. Enterprise (CVN 65) is deployable today only because of a MASSIVE overhaul that took place in '07. Over three years and a billion dollars + later (un-official but accurate) the storied warship was once again sea worthy. Yet, with its' decomissioning set for 2013, it seemed illogical to spend such a large amount of time and money on a 40-something year-old ship to sail for just a couple more years. This provoked my conspiratorial mind to wonder if the demise of the "Prize" would be used in the same manner as the Lusitania, to start another war...

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:17 | 1104355 Convolved Man
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Our Achilles heel is presumed invincibility, which history has shown can be effectively exploited by a less capable, but highly motivated and determined foe.

And for conspiracy theorists, sometimes accidents happen that can be prudently acted upon by any opportunistic "friend" or "foe".

Of course, history will provide an "accurate" recounting of events however they happen.  After all, it will be recorded on Facebook, Twitter and Google Earth.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:46 | 1104456 mtomato2
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"Crazy beats big any day..."

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:55 | 1104475 Convolved Man
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+100 (or +212, using the Fahrenheit scale)

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 03:22 | 1104884 rlouis
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One strategic aspect of the nuclear navy is the deterent factor of blowing up a ship [close to home] which has a nuclear reactor on board.  Makes a big mess...

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:53 | 1104476 1fortheroad
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Yup, I"ll take that bet and raise you 2 battleships.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:59 | 1104172 walcott
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google - chinese eating aborted fetuses

a shocking 46,000 results. Where there's smoke there's fire.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:01 | 1104178 drink or die
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I got the same number of hits when I googled "aborted fetuses eating chinese"

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:06 | 1104190 Natasha Fatale
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Remember what happened to cows when they were fed other cows? Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, better known as Mad Cow Disease.

The Chinese are not as clever as everyone thinks.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 03:04 | 1104485 Yen Cross
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My darling.Beautiful Purple. Don't Get Bovine.Equine is your thought?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 14:49 | 1106133 Natasha Fatale
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My thought is that Cannibalism, be it cow-to-cow, or human-to-human, NEVER leads to anything good.

Don't mess with Mother Nature.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:41 | 1104202 reader2010
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No, they kill and serve girl infants in restaurants.

here is the image of the meal:


Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:16 | 1104623 JoeSexPack
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Most US Chinese restaurants have cat statues by their registers.

Bad connotation for places with rep's or serving felines as chicken.

But cat stew is an improvement over that f-ing photo!

That's as rough as rough gets. No Chinese food for me.


Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:39 | 1104668 TWORIVER
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Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:44 | 1104678 acrabbe
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what the fkuc

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:16 | 1104212 Tail Dogging The Wag
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When you're starving, you better shut up and eat before someone else eats you.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:39 | 1104438 yabyum
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The Road is on the cable now. That is in tranquil movie.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:03 | 1104184 SparkyvonBellagio
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Obviously the ONLY WAY OUT OF THIS FINANCIAL MESS FOR USA is to Take over the World.

USA is long Nukes and Short on Financial Know-How.



Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:08 | 1104192 A Lunatic
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Manifest Destiny........the unplugged edition

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:45 | 1104452 Matte_Black
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Jobs, bro. All about jobs.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:08 | 1104197 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Operation Persian Carpet.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:11 | 1104203 serotonindumptruck
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This may be due (in part) to the transparent hypocrisy inherent with the military action against Libya, and NOT against the tyrannical leaders of Yemen and Bahrain, who are also killing their own citizens engaged in peaceful demonstrations.

Of course, this gambit may be for all the marbles, and we're gearing up for a massive strike against Iran. The War for Peak Oil is heating up!


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:15 | 1104216 A Lunatic
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Iran would clean our clocks.........with our own testicles.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:47 | 1104461 Matte_Black
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Ha! I laugh at your junks!

Clearly they would use our asses.

Get your shit together, man.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:59 | 1104489 whoopsing
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They did'nt call it "odessey" dawn for nothing. this is an odessey not a camp-out

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:02 | 1105244 mick_richfield
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Absolutely right!


They called it Odyssey Dawn because the plan is to

  1. Take 9 years fighting the war, and then only win with a bizarre subterfuge,

  2. Sacrifice your own children to merely be able to get the fleet moving,

  3. Get most of your best heroes and rulers killed in the war or murdered upon returning home,

  4. Get your very best hero killed in such a way that his name is ever after a synonym for how an apparently invincible hero can have a crucial and unnoticed weakness.

  5. Have the rest of your men piss off the gods enough so that it ends up taking them another 10 years merely to find their way home.


Bummer of a birthmark, Hal.


Fed delenda est.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:21 | 1104228 dcb
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the are the makings of a secterian war in the middle east, sunni Vs. Shite. (sp).

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:24 | 1104237 Bubbles...bubbl...
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Enterprise meet the SS-N-22 and his friend the CS-801K...

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:54 | 1104341 serotonindumptruck
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This doesn't appear to be a Moskit variant. I'm thinking French Exocet.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:28 | 1105307 mick_richfield
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I think the DongFeng-21 anti-ship ballistic missiles are all deployed on China's east coast.  They are few, and large.  They don't have the range, from there, to reach the Middle East -- by a factor of 2 or 3.

So I guess the game would be to get a handful of them to a place where nobody is expecting them, without anybody noticing.

Fed delenda est.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:27 | 1104246 Zer0head
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and some think that Obama is giving an address to the nation on Monday to talk about Libya;(|+| kinda late for that announcement me thinks, something else is afoot

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:46 | 1104455 Veekay23
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The Prez is gonna declare Mission Accomplished. 

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 23:50 | 1104578 Hansel
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Or Obama knows to wait for weeknight primetime to get the best ratings.  He's got an ego to maintain.  Can't interfere with the college basketball either.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:28 | 1104258 High Plains Drifter
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another look at the power of water. wow!

also ,

is it not painfully obvious that our armed forces do not belong to us anymore and perhaps never did? just whose army is it then?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:42 | 1104447 Yen Cross
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Trend lines over spx or Bond yields?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 10:32 | 1105213 Rusty Shorts
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Holy shit man, that tsunami footage.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:29 | 1104260 Atomizer
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Just checked my mighty magic 8-ball. It reported back.

"We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:31 | 1104268 High Plains Drifter
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yeh i know exactly what that means too.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:33 | 1104270 A Lunatic
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American gun owners represent the largest standing army in the world. I think that'll do should push come to shove.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:35 | 1104272 Atomizer
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We are talking about a draft. It will be sold as new job creation.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:36 | 1104281 A Lunatic
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For morgue attendents and body bag manufacturers...............

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:43 | 1104302 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I think the current system is working fine for the war mongers.  Poor people have the 'choice' to join, even though they have no other job oppurtunities.  And liberals, whatever the hell that term means, get what they want!  Which only the poor kids America.  Way to suck.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:53 | 1104335 Atomizer
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And raising the US debt ceiling will now have a justification.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:37 | 1104280 PulauHantu29
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If Hillary is consistent, these warships are heading there to protect the pro-reformer protestors from the Brutal Bahrain regime.

Maybe the Iranains will need to enforce a "No FlyZone" over Bahrain to protect these protesters.

We'll see.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:43 | 1104303 Atomizer
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It won't be long before the Airlines start petitioning for bailout money.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:51 | 1104465 serotonindumptruck
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There's no doubt in my mind that Iran is fighting a proxy war in Bahrain on behalf of the Shia. It is certainly in Tehran's interest to take advantage of an incipient popular revolution on the Arabian peninsula. Meanwhile, the Iranian government continues to crack down on their own citizens, perhaps committing far worse atrocities.

All this hypocrisy makes my head spin!

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 23:55 | 1104590 Old. No. 7
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Your stale neo-con hasbara rhetoric makes my stomach churn.

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