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US Unleashes "Operation Odyssey Dawn", Launches First Missile Attack Against Libyan Air Defenses

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Update: The Libya invasion has just been named Operation Oddysey Dawn, supposedly by the same guy who names hedge funds.

According to NBC, the US has just launched its first attack in the Libyan Offensive whose name is still up for grabs (Operation Wealth Effect? Operation Nobel War Price? - you decide), by firing missiles at Libyan air defenses, which we assume means radar installations. We expect night vision videos of missiles hitting their targets ala Operation Desert Storm to soon push March Madness out from most watched prime time TV post. ABC News is covering this live for those who can't wait to see stuff blowing up in shades of green.

From CNN:

A U.S. defense official said the United States is poised to launch
cruise missiles from warships in the Mediterranean Sea, and that these
strikes would target Moammar Gadhafi's air defenses. The United States
is prepared to "defend its allies flying over Libyan airspace and
enforce the no-fly zone," the official said.

Obama talking again:



Update from AP:

President Barack Obama authorized limited military action against Libya Saturday, saying Moammar Gadhafi's continued assault on his own people left the U.S. and its international partners with no other choice. The Pentagon said 112 cruise missiles were launched from US and UK ships and subs, hitting 20 targets.

Obama said military action was not his first choice.

"This is not an outcome the U.S. or any of our partners sought," Obama said from Brazil, where he is starting a five-day visit to Latin America. "We cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people there will be no mercy."

A senior military official said the U.S. launched air defenses Saturday with strikes along the Libyan coast that were launched by Navy vessels in the Mediterranean. The official said the assault would unfold in stages and target air defense installations around Tripoli, the capital, and a coastal area south of Benghazi, the rebel stronghold.

Obama declared once again that the United States would not send ground forces to Libya, though he said he is "deeply aware" of the risks of taking any military action.

Earlier in the day, Obama warned that the international community was prepared to act with urgency.

"Our consensus was strong, and our resolve is clear. The people of Libya must be protected, and in the absence of an immediate end to the violence against civilians our coalition is prepared to act, and to act with urgency," Obama said.

Top officials from the U.S., Europe and the Arab world meeting in Paris, where they announced Saturday immediate military action to protect civilians caught in combat between Gadhafi's forces and rebel fighters. American ships and aircraft were poised for action but weren't participating in the initial French air missions.

As the military action was announced, French fighter jets swooped over Benghazi, the opposition stronghold that was stormed by Libyan government forces earlier Saturday, in defiance of a proclaimed ceasefire.

France, Britain and the United States had warned Gadhafi Friday that they would resort to military means if he ignored the U.N. resolution demanding a cease-fire.

The United States has a host of forces and ships in the area, including submarines, destroyers, amphibious assault and landing ships.

The U.S. intended to limit its involvement - at least in the initial stages - to helping protect French and other air missions by taking out Libyan air defenses, but depending on the response could launch additional attacks in support of allied forces, a U.S. official said. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of military operations.



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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:44 | 1076124 Id fight Gandhi
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Do they ask for the Nobel prize back?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:47 | 1076150 Long-John-Silver
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What did he do to deserve it in the first place?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:48 | 1076156 Id fight Gandhi
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I thought it was a peace prize.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:51 | 1076165 DonnieD
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No, it's a "piece" prize. As in, they give it to the biggest "piece of shit."

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:22 | 1076323 Tater Salad
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Couldn't have said it better my self!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:33 | 1076370 Ray1968
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I can't wait until we declare a no-fly zone for Iran. Will we attack them as well?

Where does this end?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:59 | 1076475 BigJim
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It'll end when there's no more wealth left to be transferred from the sheep to our MIC.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:34 | 1076364 dwdollar
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No, no, that's wrong too.  It's "Piece" as in "Give me a piece of what you have or I will rain down death upon your cities."

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:59 | 1076202 AN0NYM0US
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Odyssey Dawn

isn't that the name one of his nurses?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:13 | 1076281 Long-John-Silver
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Dish detergent.......LOL

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:16 | 1076292 kaiserhoff
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Let's call it "Operation Camel Toe";)

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:00 | 1076480 serotonindumptruck
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Or better yet, "Operation Moose Knuckle".

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:34 | 1076639 UGrev
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Don't make me go dig up that pic.. :)

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:46 | 1076686 Sudden Debt
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:35 | 1076376 MsCreant
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You all have it wrong. It is the name of a tranny porn star, beloved by all of the SEC. She put the "Odd in Odd-i-see."

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:57 | 1076463 kaiserhoff
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Mooymarr Godaffy - Living proof of the once controversial evolutionary theory, that baboons fuck camels.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:26 | 1076344 PY-129-20
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Mr. Obama closed Guantanamo, ended the war in Afghanistan, improved the relationship between Israel and Palestine, improved the relationship between South Korea and North Korea, he ended the FED, introduced a Gold standard and under his presidency, corrupt bankers were taken to jail. He also created wealth among American citizens, helped to rebuild American manifacturing. Instead of wars, he supported democracy in the ME, helped to Japanese in their efforts to defuse the Fukushima timebomb, and by the end of his presidency, he erected a giant Robocop statue in New Detroit.

But maybe that was another president...hmmm

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:00 | 1076476 BigJim
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... in another universe.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:12 | 1076526 dearth vader
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All very well, but don't forget that Obama will be remembered as the president who made every American a billionaire, second only to Mugabe.

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 00:40 | 1077779 Dugald
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Errrrr3...wasn't that Errol Flynn???

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:55 | 1076174 AN0NYM0US
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How long before CNN floats the rumor that Ghadaffi has been taken out?   My guess is before the Sunday news shows and then  by Sunday PM it will not only be rumor but reported as a fait accomplis just in time for the Asian markets. (only to be denied mid day Tuesday as the markets rocket straight up and 'good' news is being reported from Fuku)

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:06 | 1076229 Mark McGoldrick
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From what I understand (and CNN as confirmed, as well), the US has launched missiles at the correct country - which is an improvement from the Bush administration. No doubt about it, if Bush was still in charge the Maldives would be toast.  

Of course, in all fairness to Bush, GPS has come a long way since 2003. 


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:06 | 1076244 thedrickster
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Another undeclared war is an improvement?

Your false paradigm makes me ill.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:09 | 1076247 Mark McGoldrick
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The drickster appears again!

You're so fucking dumb you sit on the television and watch the chair. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1076253 thedrickster
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:08 | 1076254 thedrickster
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Zzzzzzz, eat shit Marcy.

Now again, as to the substance of my post?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:20 | 1076296 Mark McGoldrick
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Well it appears you posted three periods, which means you're three times the PMSing, bloody, bitchy whore I thought you were.  

I don't engage in realistic discussions with people who tell me to "eat shit" three times in two days.

Go fuck yourself, and for the love of God, go buy some tampons.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:25 | 1076338 thedrickster
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It was a corrected double post.

Oh my, those vulgar boot licking collectivists.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:11 | 1076522 jomama
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damn, anger issues much?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:27 | 1076829 Mark McGoldrick
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This is a continuation from yesterday. 

If someone sniffs you out from thread to thread, and tells you to "eat shit and die" or "eat shit" three times in two different threads, you might loose your desire for civility and reasonable discourse, as well. 


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:21 | 1076571 prophet
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"I don't engage in realistic discussions..."

Thats for sure!



Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:29 | 1076616 dearth vader
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Without a civilized society it's hard for rudeness to be appreciated for what it is.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:00 | 1076951 Amish Hacker
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How long have you two been married?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:20 | 1076313 smlbizman
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but we are just starting to get good at it....if we take what we learned from iraq, multiply that by knowledge gained in afaganistan, divided by the allied countries involved it should be plain to anyone with a pulse that we will have this baby under wraps by wens. ...unless the Q man isnt as easy to hang like saddam.....god i hate these fuckers  

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:26 | 1076343 Tater Salad
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Mark, you f'n idiot.  I find it hillarious that you lovers of the annointed one think this war is ok while the Iraq one wasn't.  Considering Sadam took out people by the 10's of thousands, perhaps 100's of thousands, I'd say we were at least successful in ridding Iraq of the ultimate weapon of mass destruction, Sadam!

Meanwhile, Obama's attempt to look tough is a day late, 3 Trillion short and fact is, you can't protect Lybian's without ground support...

Obama is an embarrassment to the U.S. and the globe, 2013 can't come fast enough!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:39 | 1076392 Mark McGoldrick
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First of all, I don't support Obama.  Never have.

Secondly, I don't support this war against Libya.

Third, what do you think will happen in 2013?  You'll be offered Bert, rather than Ernie. 


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:12 | 1076532 johnQpublic
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each tomahawk missile costs 3,202,857.10

so we just commited to this for over 358 million dollars


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:26 | 1076593 prophet
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Thats like what, five minutes of POMO?  Besides if you don't use 'em you gotta put em through a maintenance cycle so the real cost is probably a tad lower, and you save fuel on the ride home.  Who knows it might even add to GDP and create jobs.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:53 | 1076706 TemporalFlashback
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Regarding your last sentence, why don't they just continually bomb some remote and deserted island? GDP & jobs would go parabolic!

Sarcasm aside, may I recommend the writings of one Frederic Bastiat.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:46 | 1076127 Haywood Jablowme
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sweet.  now only if north korea would make a move so we can finally get on with this bullshit.  been itchin' to put on this Vendetta mask and do some damage...


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1076160 LostWages
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Better to wait until we have a leader in the White House.

I'm not confident the current leader of the free world, Sarkozy, could handle a war with the NK.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:51 | 1076179 Abitdodgie
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They are not leaders they are supposed representatives

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:11 | 1076274 Tejano
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Try tyrants, thieves and murders.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:54 | 1076191 Haywood Jablowme
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leader in the White House...

Never gonna happen in this lifetime.  I'm just looking forward to mass destruction on all fronts. 


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1076259 smlbizman
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do you find yourself rooting for ole momar just a little??? and please lets not confuse our country {meaning our people} with the usa govt...i love my country....i hate this group that has stolen it, and the million created sheep that will not allow for us to gey iy back anytime soon......  

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:13 | 1076284 Creed
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and please lets not confuse our country {meaning our people} with the usa govt...i love my country....i hate this group that has stolen it, and the million created sheep that will not allow for us to gey iy back anytime soon...... 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:13 | 1076285 Creed
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and please lets not confuse our country {meaning our people} with the usa govt...i love my country....i hate this group that has stolen it, and the million created sheep that will not allow for us to gey iy back anytime soon...... 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:11 | 1076262 dejapfc
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:45 | 1076130 asdasmos
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Operation Zenga Zenga

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:48 | 1076146 Id fight Gandhi
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That a Facebook game?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:49 | 1076166 asdasmos
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Muammar Gaddafi - Zenga Zenga Song

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:07 | 1076243 cosmictrainwreck
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excellent....wish I spoke swahili, or whatever that is (Libyan?)

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1076268 dejapfc
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:45 | 1076134 Id fight Gandhi
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In all seriousness does anyone think we are seeing the beginning of major shit to come. Financial crisis, Japan, middle east?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:53 | 1076181 Blano
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If the last several weeks hasn't been major shit, what is??

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:15 | 1076286 Tejano
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You'll know it when you see it.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:32 | 1076625 Ruffcut
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Yep. it is major shit alright. That's why I hoard all the toilet paper. I'm trying to wipe this shit up, but coming way too fast.

Japan doomers, called fear mongering.

Being a war monger, is good?

I am in fear of war mongers.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:06 | 1076974 StychoKiller
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Dontcha just luuv how senile dikheds like Rangel, who by rights, should be doing time for tax evasion, always seem to "think" that children what don't belong to them should be shooting foreigners and raising hell for the good of their Country?  Do America a favor Charley, crawl into a hole and pull a lid over yourself!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:02 | 1076227 Long-John-Silver
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Oil, Gold, and Silver explode straight up as soon as markets open Monday.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1076263 smlbizman
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not 20 hours....

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:16 | 1076295 Long-John-Silver
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Asian Monday...... 6:00 PM EST Sunday

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:12 | 1076535 Al Gorerhythm
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That's how it used to work. The $us is the store of value and the insurance asset now.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:08 | 1077542 Yen Cross
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Slight stop Huh?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:46 | 1076135 Bill D. Cat
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Obama hates brown people .

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:47 | 1076136 Long-John-Silver
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France fires first shots so Obama can say he didn't start a war for oil.....



Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:47 | 1076149 Boilermaker
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Exactly my earlier thoughts as well.  Now, France bugs out and let's the USA do the ass kicking and heavy lifting.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:56 | 1076193 Spastica Rex
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See, the USA isn't an empire after all! We have partners and allies, not vassal states! The USA isn't the policeman of the world because partners and allies like Sarkozy and France can take care of problems too! Here comes some more Democracy! Yayz!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:08 | 1076506 the_magician
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this another spectacle's been planned weeks ago, from the start. now we just see the premiere. directed by: USSA starring Broken Britain as Pussy Bully and Mr. Sarky as the Boy with the matches.

p.s. all action and lights by USSA Central Command. That says everything.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:02 | 1076142 tallen
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Here we go again.... Vietnam, Iraq, Libya. Another pointless war.

Looks like Ben's gonna reach peak ink sooner than he thought.

Printonomics, funding the US treasury since forever.


Congratulations to anyone out there holding oil futures. Looks like prices of gas is gonna explode.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:06 | 1076232 Zero Govt
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Exactly right... indeed while bankrupt local States and towns lay-off police and firemen in the USA (and Europe) national Govts continue funding to 'Police the World' ...the sooner this finance (borrowed debt no doubt) runs out the better as there's simply no way a(nother) Western approved and propped up Govt is going to be accepted in Libya or anywhere else for that matter ...politicians (and their sponsors) just can't stop meddling until the money runs out

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:46 | 1076143 Boilermaker
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Well, you have to use them to be useful...I guess.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:49 | 1076164 Ben Probanke
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and the rebels when armed by france and the us, they will not shoot at their own people?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:50 | 1076167 Deepskyy
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With the glory and ease of the internet people don't need to chose between watching the night vision carnage and March Madness... all games are streaming live!

Florida 33 - UCLA 31


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:54 | 1076192 Boilermaker
Boilermaker's picture,that's shit is great at times.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:13 | 1076539 Selah
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Ok, now I can get back to the regularly scheduled doom...


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:51 | 1076168 Blano
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Operation Final Four.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:55 | 1076719 Ruffcut
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1. eygpt

2. bahrain

3. libya

4. saudie whoreville

5. Iraq

6. afgan poppy land

7. Iran

8. yemen

THat's my elite 8

Libya is for sure to the final four.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 22:25 | 1077478 Hulk
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Mexico is number 9. They are harboring weapons of ass destruction...

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:51 | 1076170 Boilermaker
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Does anybody else think Purdue has a shot to get by Kanas and make it to the final four?  Kansas is good but I think they have a shot if they shoot a higher percentage behind the arc and box out well.


Oh yea, the US is lobbing cruise missles into Libya.

I hope UCLA hangs on to upset Florida.  That would really help out my bracket.  I don't think I can get first now.  But, if I get third, I still get my entry fee back plus $150.  So, that would be great also.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:11 | 1076271 scatterbrains
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pretty sure ND will knock Purdue off quick like.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:31 | 1076358 chistletoe
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perhaps "the final four" consist of

the white horse, the red horse, the black horse, and the pale horse

(Revelations 6:1-8)


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:13 | 1076538 Boilermaker
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Who do you like there?  The Red Horse is the obvious favorite but I think the Black Horse is the dark horse of the group.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:51 | 1076172 Cognitive Dissonance
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OK well this one is real easy to figure out. The US is always on the "right" side. Or at least the just side. Well, at least the winning side. Er........

Screw it, my country right or wrong. That should cover all the bases. Now how are my brackets doing compared to Charles Barkley?

/sarcasm in case it's not obvious.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:04 | 1076230 Bay of Pigs
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I love how Charles says "turrible"...

No, not the carnage sweeping the world, but the way some teams shoot free throws or play defense.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1076257 Deepskyy
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I'm waiting on him to give us his breakdown of the world events.

CB- "What's happening in Japan right now, man thats turrible... just turrible for those poor Japanese."


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:53 | 1076177 umop episdn
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Operation Because Our Rebels Couldn't Keep The Oil They Stole will be terminated as soon as EveryThing Goes Up In Flames.

Entropy always wins.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1076231 cossack55
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Three cheers for entropy.  I just love entropy. When the efforts of man fail to correct bullshit "systems" mother nature thru the dictates of Thermodynamics will always come thru.  Hip, hip, fuckin, hooray. Long live Entropy. Fraternitie, Equalitie, Entropie 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1076180 reader2010
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I am sure they're using DU stuff. Perpetual wars, bitchez!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:52 | 1076183 Argos
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Does anyone know how many pounds of silver are used in a tomahawk missile?  I googled it, but came up empty so far.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:04 | 1076235 JohnG
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I *think* its about 40 pounds.  I saw that some time ago and can't cite a source so don't hold me to that.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:41 | 1076397 markam
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Here is some info about old soviet missiles

"Specialists say, if the rockets we are speaking about are big antiaircraft missiles -- if we are speaking about them -- [they will have more precious metals inside] because the rockets are very different. Big rockets may have a kilogram or a kilo and a half of silver, from which [electric] contacts are made. There can be gold inside or not. The same can be said about platinum," Polyakov said.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:00 | 1076732 Ruffcut
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That may not be the best place to hide your silver cache. The bottom of the septic tank, may be better.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:54 | 1076186 AG BCN
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Operation "Hopey Changey Peace prizey oil thing"

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:55 | 1076194 Long-John-Silver
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LMAO good one

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:53 | 1076189 Josh Randall
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Operation to help spread manure...errr...democracy

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:54 | 1076190 Long-John-Silver
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I'm expecting a headline like this at any moment as the French attempt to use it's Nuclear Aircraft Carrier....

French Aircraft Carrier Nuclear Power Plant catches fire sending plume of radiation into Libyan war zone

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:02 | 1076225 Misean
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OK, I just coughed up tea on the keyboard. F'ing good one. LMAO!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:54 | 1076457 Aristarchan
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Frog Revenir.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1076195 Ahmeexnal
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"When countries are bankrupt, they go to war."


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:06 | 1076239 Misean
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Both of those checks bounced.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:11 | 1077551 Yen Cross
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No imperative. Just saying thanks.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:58 | 1076198 bob_dabolina
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If I could fight anyone? Obama

- Col Muammar Gaddafi

Which brings me to a good question.

Who would win in a no holds barred fight in the the ring? Just turbans and sandals.

Obama vs. Gaddafi

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:00 | 1076207 Long-John-Silver
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Gaddafi exposes underarms as Obama faints and falls to floor.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 15:57 | 1076199 williambanzai7
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Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1076234 I need more cowbell
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Allsomeness, as usual

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:13 | 1076283 kaiserhoff
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Keeping things in perspective;)

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:33 | 1076368 JR
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Singing along and winging it with Michelle and Obama (Rio by the Sea-O) :

My Rio, Rio by the Sea-o,
Flying down to Rio where there's rhythm and rhyme.
Hey feller, twirl that old propeller,
Got to get to Rio and we've got to make time.
You'll love it, soaring high above it,
Looking down on Rio from a heaven of blue.
Send a radio to Rio de Janeiro,
With a big hello just so they'll know and stand by there,
We'll fly there.
Hey, Rio, ev'rything will be okay,
We're singing and winging our way to you.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:51 | 1076444 Aristarchan
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Willie...this is not some kind of collateral damage from Michelle's G-string is it?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:14 | 1076993 StychoKiller
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Beats my boring vacation pics by miles! :>D

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:00 | 1076216 Ahmeexnal
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Expect "technical glitches" while trying to get money out of your bank accounts.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1076264 Boilermaker
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Fuck that.  I'd better go now.  I have to buy some garlic bread for tonight.  I can't make spaghetti without garlic bread.  I'm a person not a fucking animal.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:04 | 1076489 Moe Howard
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Don't forget the parmesan cheese. Only a fuckin' Kaddafi would eat spaghetti without a dusting of parmesan cheese.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:16 | 1077002 StychoKiller
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Toast some bread, rub a garlic clove on the toast, then drizzle with Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.  A lot healthier than store-bought!

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:01 | 1076219 Cursive
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Slow news day, huh?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1076223 M4570D0N
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Fuck it. I am not a fan of US involvement here, but if we're going to get involved, then we had better take the gloves off and destroy Gaddafi. Let the Tomahawks fly.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:06 | 1076753 Ruffcut
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The moron gubbermint should of watched daffys wealth storage better. Making sure he was holding dollars. Then when he needed to buy armament and such, the world would of giggled at him. game, set. match.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:03 | 1076224 I need more cowbell
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I think Jim Morrison pretty much nailed it,

" I just wanna get my kicks before the whole shithouse goes up in flames"

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1076260 cosmictrainwreck
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haven't seen you here in a while....missed ya, baby

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:02 | 1076226 Psquared
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All the TPTB have to do is get rid of these two-bit dictators who stand in their way of global domination through control of banking, currency and oil and their goals will be complete. One world currency and one world government. They already control the media.

I suppose their altruistism and true concern for the plight of people everywhere will now emerge and we will occupy a safer and more prosperous planet. Just a few more details to take care of.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:09 | 1076248 cossack55
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Funny how ya never hear that particular "take" on Faux News.  I think it might be the Truth Avoidance news technique.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:04 | 1076228 Mesquite
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How many oz. of Ag in a Tomahawk, again..? 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:06 | 1076241 I need more cowbell
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Not sure on oz's but in dollar content it will be higher next week

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:15 | 1076291 ebworthen
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Did someone say "cowbell"?

Blatant cowbell at 45 seconds but you must play all 2:15 LOUD.

If you don't think this is sexy something is broken.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:32 | 1076367 Long-John-Silver
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I starting using the Chrome Browser trick in Apmex to check physical Silver and Gold sales. Physical Silver and Gold sales are exploding on Apmex right now. If you want physical Silver you best put your order in NOW.


Physical Supply Information Tricks 4 & 6 digits for APMEX

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:25 | 1076585 Bay of Pigs
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Thanks. That was very informative.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:11 | 1076774 Ruffcut
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Go to coin dealer and get all the junk stuff.

Uncirculated, even proofs.

Bring cash and walk away with a bag full. No trace, no certified check shit, no mail crap.

Hi ho, ho's and silver....

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:15 | 1077558 Yen Cross
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Do not get Sweet with me Love.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:31 | 1076365 Ahmeexnal
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Same amount of Ag and Pu on those Tommies?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 23:15 | 1077561 Yen Cross
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Platinum Yes. Back to my atoll.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:08 | 1076256 gina distrusts gov
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it will be interesting if daffy has a stash or anti ship cruse missiles and fires a barrage of them

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:13 | 1076277 Deepskyy
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Vampire, Vampire multiple contacts inbound...


Then again these are old ass Russian munitions and French shit so half will miss completely and go into Egypt and the other half will turn tail and try to get back into the delivery system.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:20 | 1076797 Rodent Freikorps
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That actually gave me a chill.

Were you not one Vampire short, though?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:10 | 1076269 Ham Wallet
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"When all else fails, they take you to WAR."- paraphrasing Gerald Celente.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:34 | 1076369 Tejano
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Yeah, but I don't want to go.  In the spirit of Celente - " If you have a beef with Gadhafy, fine.  Turn off the telescreen, sell all your stuff; buy wepons and ammo; find your way to Libya and have at it.  But leave me out of it."

Time for the two minutes hate?


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:12 | 1076276 -273
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operation links?

A links is the oldest style of golf course, first developed in Scotland. The word "links" comes from the Scots language and refers to an area of coastal sand dunes.


Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:12 | 1076279 JW n FL
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Everyone that knows me.. please take a moment today... and Pray for a Man who was killed in Lybia today.

I met him last night thru Twitter. I was never a fan of Twitter and I only joined a few days ago thinking that maybe zerohedge would be crashed on purpose or accident.

Last night I followed a Link and watched a man (Live) talk about what was happening in Benghazi.. he would go in his car.. while on speaker phone (the video he would load after he got back from going place to place) and describe what he was seeing while filming.

Mohammed is not alone, there are People out there like us.. who want to be free who are gunned down.. Mo did not carry a gun, he carried something more dangerous.. a cammera.. he showed the world what was really happening, with no security and with total disregard for his own personal safety.

He did these things to help make the world a better place.

He was no super man. He was not high and mighty, he was humble and funny in his sharing.

For those of you that know me, watch the video's or some of them and maybe say a prayer for Mo and his family. Our eyes and ears in real time in Benghazi have been stolen from us and I will say the World is a worse place without Mo in it.

God Bless Mohammed and His Family Now and Forever.





Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:33 | 1076371 PeterB
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+1 for your newly found inner peace

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:34 | 1076375 Currently Smoki...
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Do we pray to the God that did this in the first place or the one who doesn't exist?

What other pointless stuff can we do to feel better about tragedy?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:26 | 1076602 JW n FL
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I would feel better if I could go to Lybia and KILL fucking mercenaries and Go-Daffy Forces with a shotgun.

If you dont believe in God, thats your business and your right and I respect that right... but as for turning a memoral into your wanna be fucking politically correct anti-God spring board fucking offends me.. it is about a Great Man who tried to share the truth like us here in Fight Club.. not about your cause.. feel free to start a post that is anti-God and enjoy the repsonses.. but if you dont mind, dont piss all over a great dead mans memory.. please. 

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:36 | 1076654 Currently Smoki...
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You have every right to try to make people sad and then ask them to practice your bronze age superstition.  And I have every right to point out the futility of it.  If that offends you, forgive me.

I'm not pissing on the man.  I'm pissing on you.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 17:38 | 1076666 JW n FL
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I bet you that I could have you begging for God in less than 30 fucking seconds.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:08 | 1076760 JW n FL
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Mohammed Nabbous, a pro-democracy opposition activist who Al Jazeera has been in touch with through phone interviews and who has also provided us with footage from Benghazi, has been shot and killed today.

Nabbous shared video from Libya through his website, here.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:21 | 1076813 Ruffcut
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Sorry to hear about "our" lose of truthseek.

Don't worry, atheists are the biggest pussies.

Please let me know what to do with the un prepared ones, that show up our doorstep when the shit hits the fan, please.

God Bless ya JW.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:27 | 1076826 Currently Smoki...
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"Don't worry, atheists are the biggest pussies."

And the "faithful" are the most easily stirred to violence.

How holy.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 19:34 | 1077061 StychoKiller
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So, Nabbous transitions from MeatSpace to CyberSpace:  No pain and immortality of a sort -- R.I.P.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 18:20 | 1076805 Currently Smoki...
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Are you a switch?  Because you came across as a power bottom at first.

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:15 | 1076287 Threeggg
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This is going to be a another strung out bullshit fest.

Why dont they just kill Khadaffy and end this thing ????

What a joke !!

Where are the "Predators" with the depleted uranium Hellfire warheads ?

Sat, 03/19/2011 - 16:17 | 1076306 Misean
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Reconstruction loans and contracts, baby!

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