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Video From The Second "Egyptian Revolution"

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A week ago we disclosed that the second Egyptian revolution (because the first one apparently was a dud) was scheduled for May 27. As expected, this is precisely what has happened: "Thousands of Egyptians packed Cairo's Tahrir Square on Friday in what organisers called a "second revolution" to push for faster reforms and a speedy trial for ousted President Hosni Mubarak and his former aides. Activists complain of delays in putting Mubarak, his family and members of his ousted regime on trial and that the army has not restored order quickly enough to the country of 80 million. Egyptians are also demanding an end to endemic graft, one of the main grievances that drove thousands of protesters onto the streets in the uprising that began on Jan. 25. "After some 1,000 martyrs ... people do not see any change," said Mustafa Ali Menshawi, a 38-year-old accountant, who was helping marshal crowds flooding into the square." Granted there has been some change: "The only change we see is that the Mubarak metro station has been changed to the Martyrs station," he said." This is happening even as deposed president Hosni Mubarak could face the death penalty as he prepares to face charges of "pre-meditated killing" of protesters during the uprising that ousted him on Feb. 11. Yet the revolution was not a failure for all: in continuation of the tried and true "economic hitman" practice, whereby MNCs land in a country and generously provide it credit, merely to extract its resources, take control of its infrastructure, and subjugate people with unmanageable credit card interest payments, the IMF just announced it will lend $35 billion to Arab countries to "stabilize their economies." Oddly there was no reference to "humanitarian" intervention or doing god's work.

Video from the latest and greatest Tahrir square protest just as it is warming up:

More from Reuters:

 The ruling military council withdrew the army from near the protests in Cairo and has ordered security forces to stay away.

Tahrir Square was decked with Egyptian flags and placards demanding that officials who worked under Mubarak and squandered state funds be investigated.

"We want to dissolve all local councils that are famous for being the most and worst corrupt institutions during Mubarak's regime," said Mohammed Adel, of the April 6 Youth group.

"We also ask that all political powers get involved in the drafting of important political laws," Adel added.

Thousands of Egyptians also took to the streets in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria and in the Suez Canal's cities of Suez and Ismailia. Smaller protests also took place in northern Sinai and in the city of Port Said on the Suez Canal.

However, some Egyptians expressed opposition to the protests, saying military rulers needed time to sort things out. A few hundred gathered in Cairo's al-Hussein area to express support for Egypt's military rulers, chanting: "For the sake of our country, we want to be ruled by the army."

Some political parties, including Egypt's powerful Muslim Brotherhood, said no protests were needed and warned they could lead to confrontations between the army and demonstrators.

The absence of the Brotherhood angered some protesters, some of whom chanted: "Where is the Brotherhood?"

Oh it's coming. Just as soon as the IMF needs to generously provide Egypt with some more humanitarian loans.


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Fri, 05/27/2011 - 10:56 | 1316594 alien-IQ
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It's really not so much an issue of bravery, what's happening in Egypt and other places. It's really got more to do with the reality that people can only be pushed around and abused for so long before they snap back...this, of course, does not apply to americans where serfdom is viewed as a point of nationalistic pride and touted as a fine example of patriotism.

Pink Floyd was wrong..."hanging on in quiet desperation" is not the "british way"'s the american way.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 10:58 | 1316610 Overpowered By Funk
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We're all comfortably numb - sad.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:31 | 1316828 Bay of Pigs
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A great version of that song.


Fri, 05/27/2011 - 20:14 | 1318509 A Nanny Moose
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Nice find. Pink Floyd live...I highly recommend it. Even if it's not really Pink Floyd.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:07 | 1317259 TBT or not TBT
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The Egyptians are uncomfortably dumb, which is why no one wants to buy their goods or services, and without international aid of this type and scale, were on the road to starvation, for lack of being able to pay for food. They don't produce enough domestically, by a long shot, to eat, and a good half of the population there barely earns enough to eat as it is. Herein, folks, lies the most important reason for revolution in the arab world. By contrast, there is of course another middle eastern country where people are highly educated and workaholic, producing goods and services other people want..which is the classic way to feed oneself. There is no free lunch, and the IMF lending them more money now just kicks the can furhter down the road. These countries produce little that anyone wants to buy, besides natural resources(pumped with western technology and methods), or formerly tourism in Egypt. And yet their populations multiply, cutting the GDP per head from that into ever smaller pieces of pie.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:41 | 1317427 alien-IQ
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"By contrast, there is of course another middle eastern country where people are highly educated and workaholic"

and which middle eastern country is that seems to merit this praise you are casting upon them?

do tell.....

it wouldn't by any chance happen to be that little middle eastern country that is the worlds largest recipient of US aid would it?

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:46 | 1317458 TBT or not TBT
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Right, right, it is all that military aid that makes them a powerhouse of scientific research, medical research, and engineering prowess, among others. And what did Egypt produce with similar amounts of aid?

The basic point still holds. Care to try again?

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 14:00 | 1317534 alien-IQ
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no I don't care to try again. I've learned that trying to have a realistic exchange of information with Israeli firsters is a fruitless venture.

I'd easily have greater success teaching a walrus how to perform brain surgery on an ant.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 14:04 | 1317555 TBT or not TBT
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Well, the difference between Israel's civilisation and what surrounds it is so stark you would have to be a bit psychiatric about it to not see. On the one side you have a pluralistic, wealthy, healthy advanced country where arabs, jews, gays, feminists and many religions, including no religion, coexist very well. On the other side of their borders you have shitholes full of dumb intolerant, and yes let's say it, inbred people. A lot of consanguine marriage in those countries, and millenia of it, have produced what you'd expect.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 14:13 | 1317600 alien-IQ
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sell your crazy delusions of nationalistic/racist grandeur to someone else.

I'm done with you.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 21:25 | 1318631 TBT or not TBT
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Just looking at the facts out there on the ground, not ideology but the results produced by different ideologies. Isreal is full of people striving to improve themselves by studying hard and working hard and competing hard, Egypt not so much!

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 01:16 | 1318887 jomama
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wow you've really outdone yourself in arrogance. 

i look upon myself modestly and am honest about the fact that the reason i am successful is not only my hard work, but the main factor is OPPORTUNITY.

you've got your head so far up your priveleged ass that you can't even see what a grossly uneven playing field exists in that current dichotomy.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 02:56 | 1318960 TBT or not TBT
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Mmmkay, put it this way. Seeds are sewn on fertile fields sometimes, and at other times less fertile ones, with mostly the results you'd expect. What do you expect to happen to folks raised by arab culture islamotards anywhere at all ? Well, you'd get what we see in most of the middle east. On the other hand a small fraction of arabs are born in Israel. The lucky few, up there with the "princes" of Shoddy Retardia and similar doomed petroligarchies.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 03:38 | 1318980 jomama
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what a load of horseshit.  I have many arab colleagues throughout my industry.  Scientists and professors that are widely published and reputable.   Most are Iranian-American, but also Egyptian and Palestinian. Your disgusting, unfounded, and vitriolic racism succinctly illustrates why the world widely views israel as a bully and a threat!

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 01:59 | 1318926 Hephasteus
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If you guys are so smart why are all you so shitty at science. Like you acuse egypt of being inbred when science says.....

"Of course, someone as concerned with the future of the Jewish people as I am can’t help but worry about the potential ramifications of such inbreeding. I mean, take a walk through Meah Shearim, Geulah, Bnei Brak or other mostly-Ashkenazi, super-Charedi insular communities. You’ll see plenty of genetic cocktails that you wouldn’t want to sip from, if you know what I mean. So, with the need to diversify our genetic portfolio, I propose a revolutionary program: “Don’t Inbreed, Interbreed!”* The goal of my program? Simple. The encouragement of Israel’s various ethnic Jewish tribes to make babies with each other for a stronger, healthier Jewish nation."

It's so easy to figure out what jewish weakness's or tacticts are. You simply wait for them to accuse someone else of it and then you are sure to find that behaivor or trait within the jewish population.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 02:48 | 1318955 TBT or not TBT
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Hmmm. I've read here and there that some of the Israeli intellect comes from "social selection" (as opposed to the natural kind) operated on Diaspora jews over two millenia, and in Europe specifically. The idea here holds that jews who did well at jobs that were banned or shunned by christendom did better economically, and as such bred more. I can't comment as to the degree of breeding within jewish groups as the thought of cousin marriage, had not occured to me, at all, until I started looking into "what the hell is the matter with arabs/islam?". I do think I know that religion passes via the mother more so than the father in judaism, which would permit non jewish genes to enter into the equation pretty often. On the arab/islam side it is the other way around, which you might think at first glance is a six of one half a dozen of the other type of thing, but not really. Sperm are easy to produce and eggs less so, and much much less so babies. On top of that you have the hangover of tribalism in these places. Sad.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 02:57 | 1318963 TBT or not TBT
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And for what its worth, I'm scots-irish/english + cherokee, and supposed to be Methodist...not big bible thumpers, and happen to be atheist but not the pissed off kind. My allegiance to Israel if you can call it allegiance is allegiance to FREEDOM and "jihad" against TYRANNY. Thomas Jefferson typa shit.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 14:51 | 1317774 Bay of Pigs
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That is the biggest pile of shit I've ever read here on ZH.

Racist much?

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 21:28 | 1318636 TBT or not TBT
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There are plenty of Israeli ARABS who do just fine. I've had the pleasure of doing business with some of them. On a second level here, realise that "arab" is not a race but rather an ethnicity. So, once we've got that clear, let's point out that I'm definitely an ethnicist. Arab culture sucks ass.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 17:29 | 1318205 tip e. canoe
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"On the other side of their borders you have shitholes full of dumb intolerant, and yes let's say it, inbred people."

that's not a nice way to speak about your semitic brothers & sisters.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 21:29 | 1318640 TBT or not TBT
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I didn't know the scots-irish or cherokee were "semitic." Thanks for the info.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 21:11 | 1318609 rockface
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True and not likely to be proven otherwise.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 01:23 | 1318891 jomama
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there's lots of inbred people all over the world, and plenty here in the US.

it tends to occur in, yes let's say it, disadvantaged areas.

you've got quite a narrow view of what 'pluralistic, wealthy, healthy people' are.  so astoundingly arrogant!

Let's stick your ass in a shithole where you have to go through a checkpoint every fucking day, your community's children routinely kidnapped and tortured... and see how you like it.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 03:13 | 1318967 TBT or not TBT
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"your community's children routinely kidnapped and tortured... and see how you like it."

They may be 'tards but their blood tastes grrrreat!

As far as the geopgraphic distribution of consanguinity goes, there is great overlap with what GI's (in movies, I mean actors in movies) call "the suck". Latin America, BTW, has a good bit of this type of suck in it, but has nothing on arab countries.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 03:41 | 1318981 jomama
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do you have any data to back up these claims?

i won't hold my breath.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 04:01 | 1318987 TBT or not TBT
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Go ahead and hold your breath...OK that's not going to work with you. Let's take this the other way around. Would it be a particularly PC or terribly anti-PC thing to propose research along the lines of, what are the relative rates of consanguine marriage from culture to culture and region to region? You know the answer: The data are contested, vilified, in about the same way secret data sources for global warming are held sacred. The answer is in your reaction. Add on top of that polygamy and you have stupid squared piling up in the worst places. I wouldn't believe the stories if I hadn't met women in this predicament myself, in Europe. Young women promised to some old git in their family bakc home. In Europe they can escape but only by leaving their families behind and taking refuge under the rule of law there (such as it is! aren't allowed to defend yourself). Back home in algeria or egypt, which has a 90% rate of clitoridectomy BTW, their degrees of freedom are lower. This is the case in 2011. Apparently things were better 50 years ago. Go figure.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 05:15 | 1319019 Hephasteus
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Looks at his penis.


Sat, 05/28/2011 - 13:38 | 1319469 TBT or not TBT
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Let's see, in the one case we have north africans removing a big part of nearly all of their female members nerve ending related to the enjoyment of love making, and on the other hand flap of skin, a relatively insensitive one not related to reaching orgasm, is removed.

For a detailed article on the various forms of female genital mutilation and what they remove, the Wikipedia article is detailed and well sourced, with diagrams. Mutilation is the appropriate word for it.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 17:40 | 1319802 Hephasteus
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I don't know. I still think I should sue the jews for thousands of ounces of gold over this boy mutilation. Or at the very least burn down a hospital, take over the port of catoosa and a couple oilfields in oklahoma.

I just gotta think about it like this. How would a jew fix this injustice? I'm just like a state farm. I wanna lend a helping hand and be a good neighbor.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 20:49 | 1320058 TBT or not TBT
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One thing a Jew wouldn't do is cut the whole tip of the dick off of their child, which is not far at all from what is done in egyptian arab culture to 90% of females still today. Ninety Percent. Some go further of course, cutting out the inner lips and or going after the labia majora in various ways, stitching things closed, that kind of thing. If you were thinking of going all Jack Bauer on someone for what they do to children's genitals, start with the worst cases first, I.E. FGM practitioners, I.E almost the entire country called Egypt, then worry about foreskin botherers.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 09:56 | 1320464 Hephasteus
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Na. I look at it like this. You take a ancient fucking stupid circumcision practice and it's the start of body modification. Then you let it hang around for a couple centuries. Find some suckers to let you practice plastic surgery on. Then before you know it you got half of hollywood looking like goddamn freaks in a freak show. I mean have you fuckking looked at some of these freaks lately.

I don't think you really give a fuck about egyptian twats. I just think you want to set up a fucking movie industry there and pay people enormous sums of money which you then quickly suck their goddamn wallets dry with company store drugs and plastic surgery and shit.

I mean seriously. There's 13 million jews on the planet and about 2 million of them are butchering the fuck out of women right left and center sticking tit bags in them and sewing them up like fucking retards with walleye nipples.
Which is why I know you're a jew. Because A. I asked my dead great grandmother to verify if you had any apache blood and she said no goddamn way and if there were any river cain left in america she'd come down here and cut some of it up and beat you senseless with it.

The oldest descriptions of plastic surgery date back to 2600-year-old Sanskrit texts and ancient Egyptian papyri. These documents describe nose, ear, and lip reconstructions utilizing surgical flaps and skin grafts! Nevertheless, the term "plastic surgery" to describe reconstructive surgery was not introduced until 1818.1

I think I see the problem here. You want some obnoxious fuckup 5000 dollar tit job doing jew doctor to cruise in there and put a stop to this egypitan surgical superiority. It's a chosen people thing with you. You don't like being second best at well fucking EVERYTHING unless you count mass fucking murder, mass fucking theft and mass fucking deception. Which of course all those things you are the goddamn kings of.

You're pissed off you went to egypt and tried to suck up to them and learn stuff, but they quickly saw that you were lying retarded screw ups so you made up stories about being in charge of the graneries and saving egypt from 7 years of famine and how you were slaves but egypt kept the most fucking accurate accounts of everything and NONE of them ever mentioned you guys being slaves. So you probably robbed some of their text books stole some gold and ran off into the desert and butchered the shit out of people fucking up surgeries from the textbooks. Finally figure out how to wack some excess skin off a dick without killing someone and then run around marketing it as the most brilliant idea in the history of mankind and overcharging for it.

I mean seriously. I can't believe I spent 43 years of my 45 years on this planet not hating jews. How could I be so damn clueless. I still don't want to kill all you guys. I just want to watch you guys unravel. I want to watch your stupid bullshit monetary system crater. I want to watch you fuck up every foreign relation. I want to watch you destroy most of the goddamn planet with your jew bomb bullshit and watch you go NOT MY FAULT. Like the retarded little psychopathic children that you are. You are not a race. You are not a religion you are a mental disorder of compulsive lying, stealing, murdering, creating false facades and guises. You are fake, false, fucked up, but just too stupid and goddamn violent to become what you really need to become which is facetious.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:05 | 1316646 Robert-Paulson
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English way

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:13 | 1316686 alien-IQ
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shit...edit button gone? I didn't realize there was a time limit to edit:-(

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:20 | 1316726 downrodeo
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you can edit up until somebody replies to your post. after that, any and all errors are solidified forever for the whole world to see. I couldn't agree more with what you said, BTW.   

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:25 | 1316775 Robert-Paulson
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No worries



Great analogy

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:57 | 1316956 Manthong
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That begs the question then, does one take "a walk on part in the war" or settle for "a lead role in a cage"?

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 21:42 | 1318644 A Nanny Moose
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"Mother do ya think they'll try to balls!"

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 23:49 | 1318778 TBT or not TBT
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In any case, there will be no "riding the gravy tray yay yayyy yayyyyn". Just the opposite.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:07 | 1316672 Dr. Richard Head
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That's right. It is patriotic to let complete strangers fondle our breastesses and peniii.  It is patriotic to open up our financial records, communications, and personal information to the Feds.  Yup.  The terrorists will win if we don't comply.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 23:51 | 1318790 TBT or not TBT
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You forgot the anus. You always forget about the anus!

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:12 | 1317301 kkam
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Somewhat off-topic, but why is this news not mainstream yet

Qaddafi and rebel commanders agree on truce. NATO carries on war

Clear evidence that the war in Libya has been intentionally stirred up by Europe/Nato/CIA who simply want to get rid of Gadaffi now. Its almost personal against Gadaffi. Never mind what it does to the average Libyan or to the country's future.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:48 | 1317472 alien-IQ
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because keeping that kind of information from the american public is a vital tool to perpetuating the myth of american moral superiority.

it keeps the brain dead populace believing that their government are the "good guys". it's the white hat/black hat cowboy psychology that Leo Strauss was so fond of using.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 23:52 | 1318798 TBT or not TBT
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Yawn. No need to qualify it with "moral." Just line most any adjective you like in front of "superiority" and run with that.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 04:16 | 1318994 tip e. canoe
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like "ethnic" for instance

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 04:33 | 1319006 TBT or not TBT
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There's a specific American "ethnic" identity? Wow. Who knew?

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 18:19 | 1319861 tip e. canoe
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there is mate and you're 1/2 full of it actually.   maybe you should investigate it a little deeper?  personally, i'd rather discuss the plight & possible future of our own indigenous brothers & sisters and leave the semitic ones alone to settle their own ancient family squabbles.

this land is your land
this land is my land
from california to the new york islands
from the redwood forests to the gulf stream waters
this land was made for you and me...

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 21:00 | 1320075 TBT or not TBT
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So I'm half right then? If I'm scots-irish/english and a sixteenth Cherokee, raised in the burbs, does that make me part of what you call American culture? Is the "black" subculture part of American culture? The Latino subculture? Are my values and behaviors and shared history close enough to those of people my age raised in NYC or San Francisco or Wasilla Washington or Hawaii to declare we share a culture as strongly as say, two French people from different ends of France, or ditto with Japan? France, apart from its north africans, is far more culturally homogenious than the U.S.

The salient point about American Culture if you are going to say there is one is that it is the result of E Pluribus Unum. You can see it at the opening ceremonies of the Olympics, as Reagan pointed out. Each country's team looks representative that one country. America's team looks like the whole world, including its native americans.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 08:55 | 1320524 tip e. canoe
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your last paragraph sounds all right to me, even if you are now only technically 1/16 full of it :)   curious why you choose to highlight such a small fraction of your heritage initially?   do you see it as a badge of honor?

seen this website?

Sustaining Jobs   Cherokees are determined people. This fortitude is evident in the 8,000 Cherokee Nation employees across Oklahoma. 400 of those workers produce aerospace parts at Cherokee Nation Industries in Stilwell.

so the vanguished are still determined to build weapons for their imperial conquerors?   how lovely...

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 10:54 | 1316603 hugovanderbubble
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EUR CHF Collapsing

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:00 | 1316635 alien-IQ
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but the EUR/USD is about to go parabolic.

DXY seems like it's fishing for a new all time low.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:06 | 1316649 hugovanderbubble
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qe3 coming sir.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:06 | 1316650 hugovanderbubble
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qe3 coming sir.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:06 | 1316670 alien-IQ
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that should put the USD at par with the peso.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:43 | 1317163 CPL
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not really, Mexico is working pretty hard to move their currency to be backed by silver.  Earliest they expect it to be in place is in Oct this year.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 21:30 | 1318643 JW n FL
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the 2 oz libertados, Proofs and the 5oz Proofs are sexxy!

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 11:55 | 1319297 sun tzu
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I don't think there's enough silver in the world to back their currency in circulation

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 10:58 | 1316607 anti Oligarchy
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It was British, still is British if you look at where they are.  It just worked so well, we thought we'd copy it

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:00 | 1316615 RobotTrader
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Seems like all bad news is always "priced in", and stocks continue their relentless march upwards.  Bank stocks really strong today, the "worst of the worst" California banks like BAC and WFC are up over 2%.

Bears better be ready to stand down after Memorial Day.

And don't get me started on CMG or NFLX......

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:06 | 1316652 Double down
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Canadian banks, net of one missed expectations.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:09 | 1316674 lieutenantjohnchard
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posting while driving into work these day? it must be tough. but i guess ya gotta have a stress outlet from dealing all day with type A personalities who want their loan approved pronto.

curious minds want to know. do you ever worry the bank might check all the posts you make at zh versus making your calls to get business, or doing your analytical work? or are you working out of your apartment?

and here i am thinking you're a successful trader (your words) based on what you told the board, rather than a working stiff.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:19 | 1316720 SheepDog-One
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'Relentless march upwards'? Moron I hate to burst your bubble, but indexes are about where they were 4 months ago.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:00 | 1316619 bigking12345
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and they just reformed the national nazi party in egypt so that will make most of the jew haters here very happy.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:01 | 1316622 Caviar Emptor
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the IMF just announced it will lend $35 billion to Arab countries to "stabilize their economies." 


You mean to stabilize pro-Western military dictatorships. Yes, we know that dictators are easier to negotiate oil with. 

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:29 | 1316805 cowdiddly
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IMF, never let a crisis go to waste without debt enslavement.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:58 | 1317230 dracos_ghost
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So the IMF will extend $35B to the middle east that is on fire -- in the burning down the house kind, completely in limbo in terms of power structure and social order but:


- Ireland needs to assume austerity dammit.

- Greece needs to restructure dammit.

- Spain needs to restructure dammit.

and so on.

The ruling elite are friggin retarded at this point. Take the scissors away from them before they hurt themselves.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 21:37 | 1318653 JW n FL
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hard assets...


positive cash flow positions...


these are Not! Problems the Top 1% of the Top 1% have..


Lending to Countries that they can then bend over backwards later, priceless!

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 14:45 | 1317737 Urban Redneck
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A loan requires a lender and a borrower.


It is not like these countries can't see what is going on in Greece, or are being forced to take money from the IMF.



Fri, 05/27/2011 - 15:14 | 1317867 dracos_ghost
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Depends on the terms. If the MENA ruling powers are going to be transitory and receive sweetheart deals from the IMF for "stabilization", why wouldn't they take it -- no force required. If they default, there is no guarantor(except maybe the US) and any new government can whine "developing nation" status and walk away all together. (And yes I'm only talking about the MENA nations in revolutionary flux here).

Just a different flavor of Keynsian "forced credit expansion" without the force.

It just seems like it's dogpile on the rabbit with Western sovereign balance sheets in tatters. This stuff is spiralling out of control.

Let this stuff settle down before throwing more money at the perceived problem.



Fri, 05/27/2011 - 10:59 | 1316629 Hannibal
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As is usual, no, nada, zero, squat news on US msm. 

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:03 | 1316653 alien-IQ
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there's plenty of News in the US MSM...about "Arnold" and "Brad" and "Angelina"...and Sports...lots and lots of's called "American Priorities".

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:11 | 1316696 Caviar Emptor
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Just like they blacked out news on Glencore IPO that sent stocks tumbling overnight earlier this week

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:01 | 1316640 john39
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Press not covering one huge issue here, the Egyptian people are demanding that the new power holders in Egypt restructructure the country's relationship with Israel vis a vis Palestine.  They want the border opened to gaza, they want the Egyptian government to end subsidized trade with israel.  big surprise that the press is ignorning a major part of the story.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:59 | 1317218 downwiththebanks
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When people were protesting last week at Apartheid Israel's embassy and they were arrested and shot, CNN reported the protests as being done in the name of "National Unity".

To utter the world "Palestine" means you're an anti-Semite.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 12:05 | 1319308 sun tzu
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The Muslim countries are the epitome of freedom and tolerance. Why wouldn't Israel want to allow hordes of those freedom lovers and tolerant Muslims into their country?

Dats Raysis

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:08 | 1316660 Xibalba
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Brian Sack don't care!

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:22 | 1316771 Nacho.Libre
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And Machete Don't Text!


Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:15 | 1316718 Caviar Emptor
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Yemeni jets bomb opposition tribal forces


(CNN) -- In an escalation of Yemen's crisis, air force combat jets bombed tribal forces opposed to embattled President Ali Abdullah Saleh, said a senior defense official.


Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:19 | 1316725 JR
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Uproar in Egypt…G8 turns its agenda to security issues…Hillary urges Pakistan to do more…Patriot Act emergency extended…Bibi scores again…

Meanwhile, the sounds of history linger…

“For three minutes, four minutes, five minutes, the ‘stormy applause, rising to an ovation,’ continued.  But palms were getting sore and raised arms were already aching. And the older people were panting from exhaustion… however, who would dare to be the first to stop? ...the  applause went on— Nine minutes! Ten! … with make-believe enthusiasm on their faces, looking at each other with faint hope …leaders were just going to go on and on applauding till they fell where they stood.  Then, after eleven minutes, the director of the paper factory assumed a business like expression and sat down in his seat… to a man, everyone else stopped dead and sat down.  That same night the factory directory was arrested.” --Solzhenitsyn, reprinting the account of a Soviet district Party conference in response to a tribute to Stalin.

And here’s Uri Avnery, former member of Israel’s Knesset, on Soviet-style reactions this week in Washington, DC.

“There they were, the members of the highest legislative bodies of the world’s only superpower, flying up and down like so many yo-yos, applauding wildly, every few minutes or seconds, the most outrageous lies and distortions of Binyamin Netanyahu.

“It was worse than the Syrian parliament during a speech by Bashar Assad, where anyone not applauding could find himself in prison. Or Stalin’s Supreme Soviet, when showing less than sufficient respect could have meant death.

“What the American Senators and Congressmen feared was a fate worse than death. Anyone remaining seated or not applauding wildly enough could have been caught on camera – and that amounts to political suicide. It was enough for one single congressman to rise and applaud, and all the others had to follow suit. Who would dare not to?”

The Jewish lobby can now review the photos and videos of how congressmen reacted to the Likud butcher; is its investment in each individual member paying off?  Who didn’t look enthusiastic enough on the punch lines…who sat down first after each ovation or was last to stand up?

The guilty congressmen, of course, will see their campaign coffers and legislative goals affected.

Unlike the Soviet era “independents,” the time has not arrived when they will be arrested.

Not yet.

Justin Raimondo, one of America’s top investigative reporters banned as a blogger on HuffPost because Arianna Huffington told him he was “too hard on Israel,” apparently won’t yield to the whip.  Here are graphs from his column on the Netanyahu speech to Congress :

The rapturous reception afforded Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he ascended the dais to address a joint session of Congress was like the triumphs Roman generals were honored with as they returned from their wars of conquest. It’s true “Bibi” didn’t have President Obama trailing behind him in chains, as the Romans dragged Vercingetorix, the king of the Gauls, but then again, that wasn’t really necessary. Only hours before, Sen. Harry Reid had denied his own president and the leader of his party, distancing himself from the Obama administration’s Mideast peace plan, and reiterating his support for Netanyahu, while other Democrats ran for the hills. Netanyahu’s triumph – after 56 standing ovations and applauses – was complete…

This is the great danger of having – being – an empire: foreign lobbyists, who have a vital interest in what course American foreign policy takes, have every incentive and opportunity to seize control of the policy-making apparatus. The national security and interests of the US are only of secondary concern to them, if these even come into the picture at all: first and foremost, it’s Israel all the way – in Congress, in the leadership of both parties, and in key sectors of the national security bureaucracy itself…

So let Netanyahu enjoy his moment of triumph, and let his amen corner in the US and internationally howl with joy – because Israel’s time is running out. The crisis may not come tomorrow, or even the day after tomorrow, but come it will – and when it does, just remember: the Israelis had their chance. They had a chance to negotiate, an opportunity to make their peace with the Palestinians – and the world – which they refused. What follows is upon their heads, not ours…

Are we really willing – and able – to ensure the survival of a settler colony which has implanted itself like a tick in the midst of the Arab world, and not only that but expanded in size and aggressiveness over the years – to the point where it has become a giant irritation, glistening with the infection of hate and ready to erupt at any moment? 

Is this really to be our burden – and for how much longer?

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:28 | 1316787 alien-IQ
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Great Post! Justin Raimondo is one of the few no bullshit journalist we still have.

americans should be ashamed to have "leaders" who are so subservient to such a despicable, lying, murderous thug like Bibi.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 12:10 | 1319319 sun tzu
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Don't forget to mention the lying murderous thugs of the PLO, Hamas, Hezbollah, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria, Iran, Iraq etc

You should be ashamed of being so subservient to those murderers.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:02 | 1317005 Canucklehead
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Don't you feel you are banging your head against the wall?  Or is it the floor?  Doesn't that leave a mark?

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:10 | 1317041 JR
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Yes. It’s very frustrating to have my country occupied by a foreign power.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:59 | 1317217 Creepy Lurker
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If you would know who your masters are, ask whom you may not criticise.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:04 | 1317244 JR
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Poetically profound! Creepy Lurker.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:13 | 1317293 sheeple2012
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Meanwhile 7 more GI's dead in Absurdistan... protecting our freedoms from the bogeymen

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 21:44 | 1318661 JW n FL
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we should bring them home to protect the Marines in AZ from being gunned down by SWAT Teams!

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:23 | 1316746 Bastiat
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If you want to see where the real dirty work of destroying the individual, as such--as a somewhat independent moral agent, look no farther than the public school system.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:57 | 1317206 downwiththebanks
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The 'individual' is a make-believe creation of the Enlightenment, as you know, Bastiat, given you were there.

Most people aren't so brainwashed as to abstract themselves from history and society.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:22 | 1316773 Caviar Emptor
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Bomb Hits UN Convoy in Lebanon. Casualties Reported.

(CNN) An explosion targeted a convoy of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon near a stadium in the Lebanese city of Saida, the Lebanese Army said Friday. The blast caused casualties, it said. Additional details were not immediately available.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:34 | 1316844 alien-IQ
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I'll give you 1 guess as to where that bomb came from...

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:52 | 1316926 Terminus C
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Sat, 05/28/2011 - 12:12 | 1319322 sun tzu
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Thems EVIL Jewz! Strap on your jackboots and go get them thar Jewz

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:28 | 1316789 Caviar Emptor
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More peaceful MENA news today:

Baghdad (CNN) -- A car bomb struck an Iraqi police convoy Monday in the disputed city of Kirkuk, killing two bystanders and wounding five police officers, an interior ministry official said.

Control of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, which lies 240 kilometers (149 miles) north of Baghdad, is disputed by Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen. The ethnic tensions have often spilled into the streets, with insurgents targeting Arab and Kurdish security forces.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:26 | 1316807 Caviar Emptor
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Yet more peaceful MENA news: 


(CNN) -- Syrian security forces fired on anti-government protesters in several southern towns Friday, killing at least eight people, organizers said.

Bullets flew in the early morning hours as hundreds took to the streets in Dael to chant for support of the military, separate from the security forces, said the witness, who refused to be named for fear of his safety.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:41 | 1316847 slewie the pi-rat
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much as slewie hates to say it:  kudos to "our publisher" here.

there.  that wasn't so fuking bad.  lol. 

this is worth a careful re-read, i've found.  this is a heluva picture and breakdown of playaz in a para + excerpt:  this is politics in the NWO, i think.  the multi-nationals: 

Yet the revolution was not a failure for all: in continuation of the tried and true "economic hitman" practice, whereby MNCs land in a country and generously provide it credit, merely to extract its resources, take control of its infrastructure, and subjugate people with unmanageable credit card interest payments, the IMF just announced it will lend $35 billion... (End Paste, emph. mine)

now, the people want blood:  mubarak's.  they want reform/new rules because the local shitheads are just as bad as the peeps from Central.

the military runs the place, it seems.  they have the power, as mao might see it.  there is a small protest to that effect, too.  the m-bro's are too mainline, now, to get in the streets;  too "militarized" ?  or shld that be too "corporate" ?

and of course, everyone's fearless leaders:  the banksters!  new banksters bought main egyptian banks just before Act I, let us recall...

...and tyler is a shithead...

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:48 | 1316900 Quinvarius
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They didn't like the CIA sponsored version, I guess.  Because, as we all know, it is totally normal for almost every country in an entire strategic region to suddenly have a revolution while simultanously rejecting the predominant religion.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:56 | 1316946 steve.stuart
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why is CNN quite now? no live broadcast?

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:53 | 1317197 downwiththebanks
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No mention on Al Jazeera, either.

Funny how that works, isn't it?

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 11:59 | 1316991 Caviar Emptor
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When they start using bombers against their own people like in Yemen today, it's no longer "the threat of civil war". It crosses the line, friend. Very reminiscent of the good old days in Southeast Asia (ARVN vs VC)

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:08 | 1317283 pops
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"Get yourself an ARVN doll.  Wind it up and it runs away."

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 14:57 | 1317785 Urban Redneck
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As opposed to the Saudi bombers and US drones they have been using for months in the tribal regions...

CNN doesn't know reporter is, much less a military escalation. 

I wouldn't be surprised if CNN didn't even know there has been a bloody CIVIL WARgoing on in the country since before the twitter youth Sana started calling for Saleh to step down.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:06 | 1317022 SilverDoctors
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Still waiting for the REAL fit to hit the shan when Saudi Arabia goes revolutionary.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:03 | 1317256 CPL
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Well let's just look at what Saudi Arabia is doing exactly.


Lockheed proposes $5bn Aegis ships sale to Saudi Arabia

$4 billion Saudi aid for Egypt

Saudi Arabia eyes $330m deal for security forces

Saudi-led forces set to remain in Bahrain

Guess where that 4 billion is going on a smoke screen of Aid.  The food for guns program as usual.

Saudi looks at restarting its first oilfield

Now why would they do that?  Oh yeah...the oil output has been sketchy.

Saudi Sweet Oil Supply Too Low to Offset Libya, al-Husseini Says

Just like this is widely ignored as well...

Al-Qaeda chief calls for uprisings in Saudi Arabia

Poverty Hides Amid Saudi Arabia's Oil Wealth

Saudi Arabia Defies Mideast Upheaval

They can only throw US money at the problem until the money runs out or inflation gets them OR Dubai goes bust....again...oh wait, it's broke again, still hasn't come even close to making a profit on anything in the port town as soon as redevelopment was announced/shoved down people throats 10 years ago.

Dubai World mulls refinancing a further $850m

Remember, that's just to pay the quarterly interest on 0.01% on the loans they have in a country that has retarded inflation because EVERYTHING has to be imported including Oil.  All that oil under the sand?  It's already been sold to someone else.

Rising fuel costs drive Dubai inflation rate in Q1

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 18:26 | 1318327 Hephasteus
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Dubai will be destroyed by wrecking crews to stop the bleeding.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 21:46 | 1318665 JW n FL
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time for another glider accident.. how many brothers can they kill off that way? I guess in a house of 100 kids.. losing a couple here and there is no big deal.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:31 | 1317382 JR
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The Saudis at the moment are being forced to take on the role that Mubarak had.  They are a US restrainer lobby on hard line Muslim approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, such as Egypt’s – keeping their not-so-secret arrangements with the bankers to provide as much oil as needed to the West at a price that satisfies the oil companies.

To provide this service, the US delivers to the Royal Family massive technology, weapons, and hard cash.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 17:40 | 1318224 tip e. canoe
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emphasis on hard

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:21 | 1317068 TruthInSunshine
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When the common person knows that the IMF, World Bank, and Central Banks of the same variety are the real enemy, and that nothing short of their total and physical destruction will alleviate much of their suffering, I will regain some faith that things will improve.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:53 | 1317195 downwiththebanks
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Where are all the people who months ago said the REVOLUTION was over?  Or those who said the entire thing was driven by crazy Mooslems?

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 12:19 | 1319338 sun tzu
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considering they're Mooslem countries, yes, it's the Mooslems who are on the ground revolting. 

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 12:53 | 1317202 chumbawamba
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The revolution will not be complete until Egyptians send their peace "treaty" with Israel back to Tel Aviv on a qassam rocket.

I am Chumbawamba.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 12:20 | 1319340 sun tzu
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No peace until the the Jewz are all dead. Get the gas chambers ready

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 13:54 | 1317499 Nnthnt1
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haha that interesting book Confessions of an economic hitman and the references in new posts being made on Zerohedge.

I knew it was merely a matter of time before it went viral here!

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 18:26 | 1318331 rockface
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There is no Arab Spring.  That's just laughable.  Put Mubarak back in charge and let him deal with the Islamists, misfits, and malcontents that have been smoked out.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 12:37 | 1319365 sun tzu
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Didn't you get the lamestream media memo? The Muslim Brotherhood and New & Improved Al CIAda want to introduce freedom, democracy, and tolerance in the Middle East.

Sat, 05/28/2011 - 18:21 | 1319876 tip e. canoe
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kobe sucks

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