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World On Fire - Mapping Last Week's 88 Global Protests

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Feeling like the entire world is on the verge of a global revolution? It's understandable. According to the attached interactive map, based on Google News data, in the past week, there have been 88 reported instances of protest somewhere in the world. How much of this is due to snow, and how much is due to Bernanke's increasingly more genocidal policies (has anyone done a tally of how many people have died in various riots, protests and revolutions since the beginning of the year - perhaps it is time) is unknown and irrelevant. All that matters is to buy (sorry, BTFD no longer works as there just are no Ds anymore).

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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:34 | 975808 Dr. Porkchop
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I have a feeling things are going to get scary in a hurry.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:47 | 975861 Twindrives
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The spreading bloom of 'hope and change'. 

The annointed one Barry Obama and his appointed one Ben Bernanke deserve all the credit for cultivating this joy felt the world over.  


We are truly fortunate to have these gods in our humble midst.  <sarcasm>      

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:56 | 975904 unwashedmass
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Ben said this week that it doesn't matter what is happening in other countries due to his policies. doesn't matter.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:55 | 976067 DoChenRollingBearing
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Note, for the moment that few food and metals exporters are rioting...

Peru putaz!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 22:11 | 976432 Fish Gone Bad
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I am thinking this is not the hope and change Obama was speaking about.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 07:33 | 977112 Zeroexperience2010
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I also guess Lara Logan might interprete freedom and democracy loving egyptians differently now:

She might have been raped for up to three hours, the only thing the crowd was doing was recording it...

Does anyone remember such savageness when eastern Europe demonstrated and teared the wall down? When millions of Germans were at the Brandenburg gate enjoying freedom?


Sat, 02/19/2011 - 07:44 | 977120 Rodent Freikorps
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Be quiet. You'll mess up that whole Noble Savage fantasy the Libs so love.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 15:32 | 977699 Malcolm Tucker
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Here is a video showing the Saudi Military crossing over to Bahrain!

Also in there is a video of a protest in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia!

It's on.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 15:40 | 977718 New_Meat
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"Here is a video showing the Saudi Military crossing over to Bahrain!"

It is just a liberty run.  They go over for a few drinks, have designated drivers, then back to the dry.

- Ned

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 08:28 | 977145 velobabe
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brutal benron bama

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 11:23 | 977301 Slartibartfast
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A truly ghastly act, however before you get too far ahead with the whole 'blame an entire group for the crimes of a few', I have just two words for you:


My Lai.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 12:34 | 977397 MSimon
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It will be like Mai Lai if the perps at least get prosecuted and their names dragged through the mud.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 13:09 | 977449 Zeroexperience2010
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Sure, it's all 'Einzellfall' (single occurence), tell this to these women:

According to a 2008 survey of 1,010 women conducted by the Egyptian Center for Women's rights, 98 percent of foreign women and 83 percent of Egyptian women have been sexually harassed.

According to WHO, over 90% of women in Egypt have been mutilated in the genitals:


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:40 | 976190 topcallingtroll
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I understood him to say that he blames other countries for the inflation for failing to conduct an independent monetary policy.  If you already have serious inflation it is best not to print too many clownbux, in this case clownyen, clownruppees, and clownwhateverthefucktheyuseinegypt.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 00:11 | 976712 Freddie
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Yes those poor American govt union employees might have to actually pay 5% of their healthcare.  The union Caddillac healthcare plans for govt union workers that are EXEMPT from Obama's SerfCare for us serfs who have "no standing".

The Obamacare that has been ruled illegal by a judge.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 01:06 | 976831 dark pools of soros
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so if you made an investment that worked out, you should have to give some of that back since you won too much??  Or in other words, all compensation has to be only in ben bucks so he can force all to serfdom through inflation??

What if those unions asked for some of their pay in gold/silver coins, or a tank of gas back in the day instead of healthcare?  Would you take that away from them too since those rose so much in value?


Go after the source, not the effect.  Kill the unions and you have less voice and example of the insane money madness of the Bernak


Sat, 02/19/2011 - 08:37 | 977152 blindfaith
blindfaith's picture much drama.   To have unions 'protect' the workers rights is one thing.  To have unions supersede the rights of the taxpayers is another.  Fighting for a 'decent and competative' wage and benefit is not what the public anger is about.  It is about government employee's pay and benefits that far out weigh what the private sector can and does offer. 

I had an employment agency in DC.  I staffed most of AFLIC when they started up.  I know from where  speak. People got jobs with government because of job security and in exchange the wages were lower and the benefits at least equal to private sector.  That is no longer the truth.  Government doesn't advance on merit, it advances on how long the seat was warm.  Getting higher salaries and benefits is as simple as a department head submitting a bigger budget and having it approved and tax funded.  Not so in the private sector.  The new problem is the private sector is eating bread and water while the government sector eats steak. 

Tell me why a 4th grade school teacher is making 80K per year with complete medical and retirement paid?  How can a county manager of 150,000 people be salaried at 250,000 plus which only 8 years ago was 50K?  How can a simple delivery driver start out pay be 30K?  This is south Florida, we are in deep financial trouble.  The commissioners asked the employees to take a 5% reduction ( after getting a 7.5% increase last year) or 'they' would have to let workers go.  The 'employees' voted not to give one much for looking out for their own, and 500 were let go...get it greedy self interests allowed 500 fellow workers to become unemployed rather than get paid what was the basic salary one year ago.

I have no sympathy for government employees sad plight of increased pay and benefits during a DEPRESSION.  Shame on you.

You point out to me where in the private sector such examples of wage and benefits exist in such lavish numbers and I'll go shut up.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 08:58 | 977171 dark pools of soros
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you proved your serf status.  Just because a portion of the public has allowed their worth to be eroded vs inflation you attack those that have kept pace.


Your lower common denominator argument leads to slavery.


back up and rethink your position, you ignored my last point and are attacking the effect since it is too much trouble to track the cause.


Sat, 02/19/2011 - 10:44 | 977257 UGrev
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When the tax dollars support that "pace", as you say, it's an extremely unbalanced source of funding. Where private companies must provide a service or good to make money (under obvious supply demand context), the public sector has an un-solicited flow of money. The public sector should ALWAYS make as much or LESS than the private sector as they are providing a public service on our dime; and by that token, taxing their salaries/wages is absurd. Our tax dollars pay for their salary/wage and then get taxed again.. the definition of absurd is exactly that. The gov't double dips in that sense.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 17:53 | 977998 dark pools of soros
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I agree it's imbalanced.  I am merely pointing out to view it as a symptom. Attacking unions won't kill the devaluation disease.


The un-solicited flow of money you mention depends on what side of the public sector since the FED has made it clear that they will not bailout states and munis. They will be slashed, union or not, or go bankrupt.  I would suggest they stick together and go bankrupt since afterwards they will still be united to rebuild instead of disolving into helpless serfdom.  

Right now, with SNAP, a household of 3 gets $526 to spend on food a month.  How many working families spend half that or less? Why don't they demand more pay from their jobs?  Why don't they question what the hell has gone wrong with their country?



Sat, 02/19/2011 - 14:45 | 977611 GT2021
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Sat, 02/19/2011 - 13:37 | 977484 impending doom
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Umm, I live in S. FL too and my sister is a teacher making half of that $80k number you quoted. What school is that you referenced, so I can tell her to apply there...

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 07:47 | 977123 Rodent Freikorps
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Normally when the Supreme Ruler grants such favors to political allies, it is called Feudalism. I miss honesty.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:58 | 975909 Joeman34
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Ok, so I missed it, what the hell is 'BTFD'?

Cue the ass*ole comments about what a retard I am...

Have a nice weekend!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:04 | 975925 Dr. Richard Head
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Buy the Fucking Dip

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:29 | 975996 Dr. Richard Head
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Sorry, this does a better job of explaining BTFD -

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:12 | 976117 gs_runsthiscountry
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You know a trader made this one, priceless -

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 21:02 | 976261 Dr. Richard Head
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Fuck being a fireman.  When I grow up, I want to generate alpha.  HAAAAAAAA

I have to say that there has been a dip that has been purchased by me and Mrs. Head since 2008.  It's been a fun ride so far, but I gots me a feeling that 3-11-11 will be an interesting day of a dip that words cannot not yet describe -

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 23:11 | 976572 Cathartes Aura
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hahahhh, nice one Dr.

while I know you guys have zero interest in planetary archetypes, I can't resist the chosen activity date - 3-11-11 - as towards the end of that Friday, the planet Uranus will move to zero degrees Aries (god of war), two days after Mercury (communications) moves into Aries, to be followed by Mars (rules Aries/War), and later in April, Venus (value-ables). . .

Uranus archetypally represents sudden shocks (into awareness of a greater "reality"), electricity, storms, among many other things - but you get the picture - and the last time Uranus was in Aries was about 84 years ago. . .

again, I'll not bore y'all - but the next two months will be "shocking" to anyone not prepared to think in new, unique, surprising ways. . . (and love the vid representing "war" archetypes!)

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 08:49 | 977159 blindfaith
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Aries, where the flowers must come to the bee and not the other way around.  Masochists apply within.

Nice run down on 3-11-11 but you know the line is not that defined.  Rather a bit slipping into and then out of again.

I have a feeling mid America will wish they had been building boats.  And, the wall street boys had been building a rocket to somewhere else.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 12:36 | 977402 Dr. Richard Head
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According to a friend of mine, Rysa,, “The last time Pluto cycled through Capricorn was during the preludes to the American and French Revolutions, the industrial-age, the invention of electricity, and other ground breaking changes.”  I don’t understand the cosmos like the Skull and Bones would for their false flag attacks, but some believe esoteric astrology focuses are being timed to bring about the initiation of action by the initiators.  Something not taken lightly by some, but I don’t know either way. 


Come 3-11-11 (311 is one of me favorite groups - I'll buy $5-6K in silver and neglect Citi's attempts to resolve their created reserve debt collections from my corporate idenity.  I'll ignore their unsigned service agreement based upon a lack of disclosure of Citi's financial consideration as no financial consideration existed.  Fuck Em All. 

Mon, 02/21/2011 - 00:31 | 980765 Cathartes Aura
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you know the line is not that defined.  Rather a bit slipping into and then out of again.

oh absolutely, and no time is ever repeated exactly, as other planetary movements are always part of the show, astrologically. . . but it is interesting that the last time Uranus moved through Aries, Pluto was in Cancer (both are cardinal signs, they "initiate" action, and are in square, which is "tension"), this time round, Pluto has recently moved into Capricorn, Cancer's opposition, again there is a cardinal square. . . this time Saturn is also in Libra, the "other" cardinal sign. . . sooo much "tension" in the timeframe. . .

if you apply the transits of these planets to the charts of the "US" and the Fed. . . well, yeah, fireworks - amrka's "revolution" took place while Pluto was in Capricorn. . . and 4 July is a Cancer day, uh yeah.

as to "building boats" - *nods* - 1811/12, 200 year anniversary of the New Madrid earthquakes. . .

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 13:32 | 977478 Temporalist
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March 84 years ago...

March 2, 1927 (Wednesday)

The discovery, by teenagers Frank Horton Jr. and Leonard Taylor, of high grade gold ore in Nevada, set off a modern day gold rush that attracted thousands of prospectors to the area.[5] The town of Weepah, Nevada sprang up near Tonopah. Within three months, the rush was over, and the Weepah was almost totally deserted by August.[6]

March 9, 1927 (Wednesday) Adolf Hitler made his first public speech after the Bavarian government lifted a two year ban against his participation in political events.

March 11, 1927 – The First Armored Car Robbery


March 12, 1927 (Saturday)

The Kreta Ayer Incident in Singapore turned much of the Chinese community in the British colony against the colonial administration. Demonstrators, observing the anniversary of the death of Sun Yat-sen, were fired upon by police after stopping in front of a precinct station at Kreta Ayer, and six people were killed.


March 15, 1927 (Tuesday)
  • Sh?wa financial crisis: In Tokyo, the large Watanabe Bank failed a day after Finance Minister Naoharu Kataoka mistakenly said in a speech that the struggling bank had "at last collapsed" and depositors made a bank run, withdrawing their cash. Two other banks collapsed by the end of the week and by March 24, twelve banks had crashed and more would follow.[30]


March 30, 1927 (Wednesday)
  • Sh?wa financial crisis: Following the worst financial panic in that nation's history, Japan's Diet passed an emergency banking law, the Ginko Ho, immediately increasing the amount of capital that banks were required to keep in reserve. As a result, the number of banks decreased over the next five years from 1,417 to 680 [60] and Japan's five largest banks (Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, Yasuda and Dai-Ichi) doubled their share of the nation's deposits, from 17% to 31%.[61]


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:31 | 976002 DavidC
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Dip? What's a dip?


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:45 | 976042 Dr. Richard Head
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EVERY Dip of every fucking stock available on every US exchange.  It is the sure way to fortune, fame, and all of the glory.  Buy the dip in housing too.  Buy fucking everything and all will be well.  Max out your 401K, IRA, fuck me in the A, just buy it all.  Charge the dip too.  Max out every credit card you have and get a HELOC.  Borrow from your friend's and family too and buy it all.  It's the patriotic thing to do.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:32 | 976171 deez nutz
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In Bernankland a dip is roughly .3% reduction in market value.   A correction would be best described as any market reduction up to 3.0%.  Anything higher than that will not be tolerated.  Dips and corrections can only happen after 10 days of straight gains.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:48 | 976221 asdasmos
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and DavidC, you have been a member for 1 year and 5 weeks.


What have you guys been doing on the site?

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 01:12 | 976848 dark pools of soros
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he was pointing out that there are no more dips....  last was silver 26..  if you missed that, then you dont need to know what BTFD means anymore anyway

Sun, 02/20/2011 - 10:47 | 979401 DavidC
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Thank you dark pools, that was my point entirely.

When we're on a site whose main contributor (Tyler) has such a dry wit, is it really necessary for those who post to have to flag our own dry wit (if I might flatter myself) every time?

I'll use the <sarcasm></msacras> tags next time.


Sun, 02/20/2011 - 10:51 | 979406 DavidC
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Actually, it's been a lot longer than that. I posted comments as a non-member but always with my name at the end of each comment.

Also, see my response to dark pools' comment to your comment.


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:26 | 975989 asdasmos
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but Joeman34, you have been a member for 1 year and 26 weeks

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:35 | 976017 FOC 1183
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which means probably longer than that.  it was 1 year 28 weeks since the conversion from the old blogspot site

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:52 | 976058 fuu
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Those were the days.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:32 | 976173 FOC 1183
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Sat, 02/19/2011 - 03:45 | 977006 Arkadaba
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Once upon a time, there was a tavern
Where we used to raise a glass or two
Remember how we laughed away the hours,
Think of all the great things we would do....

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:37 | 976183 topcallingtroll
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has it been that long?  Seems like but a distant memory from anonymous posting.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 22:07 | 976420 lynnybee
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  " Ok, so I missed it, what the hell is 'BTFD'?  "  .......... even I know what BTFD means !   When these guys on ZEROHEDGE say, ' BTFD ' , that is their abbreviations for "buy the fuckin' dips ! "  ........ & I'm nothing but an old Grandma !!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:53 | 976062 SgtShaftoe
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Very similar to January 22, 1905...  Not in a good way:

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:12 | 976123 NOTW777
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note how they have pushed egypt off the front page

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:36 | 975811 Zero Govt
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not much left of the Globe to take a fuking holiday in now is there!

...any ideas???

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:37 | 975817 Dr. Porkchop
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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:38 | 975823 Ragnarok
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Central America looks peaceful, every checked out the mountains of Panama?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:39 | 975828 Dr. Porkchop
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Is it hot? I can't stand sweating my balls off, let alone paying to do it... I'm one of these weird types who actually thrives in cold weather.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:42 | 975839 Ragnarok
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On the coast it's blazing, but in the mountains it's a humid 70-85F all year long.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:54 | 975890 Hugh G Rection
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Argentina, Cooler weather in the mountain regions and lots of vineyards to check out. 


Plus you can drop by Casey's place, smoke Cuban's and screw horses all day... and watch V for Vendetta.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:03 | 975923 TriggerFinger
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beautiful country up around Rio Mar, David, Boquette, and Cerro Punta, especially in the dry season.   spent 18 months there in my younger days;   been hinting to the misses that we should sell everything and move there.    she just rolls her eyes.    come to think of it, she rolls her eyes at all my crazed ideas.    very friendly natives as one proceeds away from the former CZ.   paz!   


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:10 | 976115 sabra1
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i heard sarah palin rents out rooms.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:34 | 976180 topcallingtroll
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I don't know about panama, but halfway up the andes it starts getting really nice.  Cheap drinks.  Cheap blow.  Cheap smoke, and nice weather.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 08:33 | 977147 velobabe
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what about the woman, ya got cheap woman?

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 11:29 | 977306 topcallingtroll
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I wish I had seen your comment earlier.  If you are an American in south america then think of it as a rich kid who gets a nice allowance walking in a candy shop where all the candy is on sale at a 90 percent discount.

I don't like to use the word cheap here.  They are nice friendly women

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:08 | 975935 Bubbles...bubbl...
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I hear Cd. Juarez is nice this time of year.


They had a big protest in Oaxaca last week. 

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 08:56 | 977169 blindfaith
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you might want to reconsider.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:43 | 975846 nohweh
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Downunder is good this time of year.  Just like home-still a British Colony, and the natives (not our Aboriginal brothers) go along to get along.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:48 | 975864 Dr. Porkchop
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I live in Canada, a former colony with a population of near extinct aboriginals.. it's like a bizarro Australia..without all the scary snakes.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:59 | 975892 nohweh
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G'day mate, with all due respect, there is no such thing as a former British colony. Nobody has ever escaped from BOE's stalag. FYI, the snakes are no where near as scary as our closet vampire Prime minister.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:10 | 976113 FeralSerf
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No shit kemosabe!  Americans just think they won their independence from those thieving  pommie bastards.

"None are so hopelessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:31 | 976169 topcallingtroll
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I dunno.  Those Brits sure act like our lapdog.  That is a highly sophisticated redirect, if they really are the slavemaster.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 00:03 | 976694 FeralSerf
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"Act" is the key verb here.  Why would any intelligent American want to risk his life and pay zillions of $$$ to save those royal limey bastards from the Germans?  Because they've been told it is necessary, of course.

The average Brit is just as unaware of what's going on as the average American or Aussie.  The feudal system is alive and well.  TV supplies the necessary "highly sophisticated redirect".  I don't believe it's really that sophisticated, though.  You're not talking about corralling rocket scientists, ya know.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 13:24 | 977469 Sean7k
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That is because people pay attention to the governments and military, without examining the actions of the central banks. The Bank of England has been running things for a long time. There is a ton of information regarding the Fed Chairman Strong in the 1920's. 

Churchill said jump and FDR said how high. The Brits still call the shots in the middle east and BP can do whatever it wants in the USA. Starting to ring a bell?

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 03:55 | 977016 Arkadaba
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Too true. Prince William and his new wife are coming to Canada as their first official visit once they tie the knot. Apparently, the Monarchist Society of Canada is "ecstatic". Wonder how much that visit is going to cost the Canadian taxpayers. 

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 19:59 | 978288 FeralSerf
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The sun never sets on the British Empire. Canadians, just like their south of the border cousins, are owned by their feudal lords across the pond. Must you be reminded that you even sent some of your flesh and blood and treasure to fight in the Boer War? And of course you got to join in the WW slaughters even sooner that the American serfs.

It's all governed by Admiralty Law. They own us fair and square. Well maybe not "fair".

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 23:21 | 976596 Cathartes Aura
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. . . Obama & Harper appear to be moving forward with the "North American Union" aka "Security & Prosperity Partnership of N.A." - Bush was pushing that ball around last, but looks like it's getting ready for a "goal" soon, even though Mexico may be un-included for now. . .

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:12 | 976118 sabra1
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it's good if you can float!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:07 | 975939 SilverRhino
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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:30 | 976164 topcallingtroll
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Chile good.  Don't try to bribe a policeman there.  They are proud they don't fit the stereotype.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:36 | 975812 Ragnarok
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SDR getting a lot of talk at the G-20.  Only slavery remains if the globalist aren't taken down.  The faster the EU blows up the better, then their currency won't be worth shit and they'll have to re-monetize their gold.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:37 | 975820 DizzySailor
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Silver bullets Bitchez!!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:39 | 975827 Logans_Run
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Can thebenbernank be charged for financial war crimes?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:41 | 975835 EscapeKey
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People like Bernanke never gets charged with crimes. If they become liabilities, they usually suffer "heart attacks".

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:40 | 975832 Rainman
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Dismiss all California protests. They still piss, moan and protest about saving kangaroo rats and little smelts for crissakes. Always awash in a sea of grievances. Move on to more genuine locales.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:41 | 975833 jmbruegge
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"How much of this is due to snow..."

Oh my goodness - I laughed my ass of when I read this part.

Next I'll hear "they neither admit nor deny the charges of protesting". 


Sat, 02/19/2011 - 08:36 | 977150 velobabe
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kind of weird, no protests in the mountain states where they embrace and make snow.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:42 | 975841 tmosley
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That sure is a lot of protest in America.  Can we chart protests where protesters were seriously injured or died due to police/military action?

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 13:14 | 975979 Dr. Richard Head
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I am not sure what your definition of serious injuries is, but perhaps you"re focused on the wrong aspect of the force of the state.  In today's statist society ONE person standing up in peaceful protest in the sacred world of DC results in the swift and aggressive reaction of the royal guards -

In the linked clip above, a "71-year-old retired CIA analyst and past briefer of US Presidents was violently taken to jail for the “crime” of standing up and silently turning his back on the Mistress of State."  Ironically, this armed takedown of a peaceful protest took place direectly in front of Mrs. Clinton while she was espousing condemnation of governments that arrest protestors using free expression.  Fuck her and fuck the horse she rode in on (sorry depends on what the definition of horse is)

To deny the police state that currently surrounds us is to deny reality.  Don't worry though, you are safe with your Nanny government.  Just do as you are fucking told and buy the fucking dip.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:42 | 975843 The Limerick King
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The whole world it seems is on fire

The future is looking quite dire

Is Krugman to blame

For the fast spreading flame

Or perhaps it's the man he calls "Sire"


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:46 | 975844 pauldia
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click for link, warning graphic

Don't forget the new best friends of America, the Muslim Brotherhood. 

Muslim Burns a Young Copt Alive and Murders His Father Because of a Rumor Voice of the Copts

A Muslim man set fire to a Coptic young man, murdered his father and wounded his younger brother, after it was rumored that the young Copt allegedly had a relationship with the Muslim man's sister!!


The events took place in the small village of "Dmas" Meet-Ghamr, after a rumor spread around of a relationship between the 25-year-old Copt Shihata Sabri, and the sister of a Muslim man named Yasser Ahmed Qasim.

Yasser went to Coptic Shehata, holding a gasoline canister, poured it over him and set him on fire, as bystanders looked on in horror. The young Copt threw himself into the adjacent canal to try to put out the flames from his burning body. The fire left burns all over his body, leading to his death.

Following this incident, people in the village rallied and when the 60-years-old Sabri Shehata, father of the Coptic victim arrived, he was attacked by a group of Muslims stabbing him with knives and daggers; one stab penetrated his back to come out of his abdomen below the rib cage, resulting in his death, after being transferred to hospital.




Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:45 | 975858 Gene Parmesan
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From the religion of peace? Impossible.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:27 | 976157 topcallingtroll
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primitive bastards aren't they?  Since women have no access to guns in Afghanistan they tend to burn themselves to get out of those forced pedophilic marriages.  Moslems have a thing for gasoline and kerosene

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 21:27 | 976319 pauldia
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Ask Nancy Pelosi or Hillary Clinton about this nice little factoid on the wonderful treatment of women.

Over 95% of the girls in Egypt have been clitorectomized. Would you want that for any child?


Sat, 02/19/2011 - 11:47 | 977326 topcallingtroll
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He he he


I wonder who is junking us?  Come out in the open and defend your position.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 02:22 | 976952 Rodent Freikorps
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Told ya. No sucking up to Islam will save you.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 11:06 | 977285 DaveyJones
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because the cross knows no violence "/

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:42 | 975845 abc123
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I'm gonna go all optimistic on you guys now...

Here's my new guideline:  if there's no burning police car or horrible headwounds (on Anderson Cooper) covered live on CNN then it's not a *real* protest.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:50 | 975873 topcallingtroll
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Agree.  I've seen a few minor riots in south america, even a tank crunching a car in Venezuela in a student riot.  Hysteria may prove to be a great time to invest for cooler heads.  Stay upwind of teargas.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:45 | 975852 Gene Parmesan
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It would be nice if the map provided some detail as to what the protests were. Instead it looks like someone just went around dropping markers on the map.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:04 | 975932 sawyer
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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:45 | 975857 asdasmos
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I wonder how the Philippines will be impacted. If anyone has information or insight on the Philippines. It would be highly appreciated.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:48 | 975866 topcallingtroll
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I get my riot fix and financial fix on the same website!  What efficiency!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:27 | 976160 AVP
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Please consider donating...fixes are not free.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:40 | 976199 topcallingtroll
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I do!  Everyone should support the site!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:47 | 976218 AVP
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I know I've been enriched in many ways by this site. Especially today!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:49 | 975871 Sylvia Plath
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WTF do the people in Vancouver have to riot about? Something doesn't seem right about this map....

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:50 | 975877 EscapeKey
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Indeed. I don't recall any recent protests in London.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:52 | 975887 topcallingtroll
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the student riots where they were protesting tuition increases were fairly recent.  Where someone tried to get a poke into Camilla?  Isn't that her name?  They surrounded their car too.  they broke a bunch of store windows so I suppose that counts.  We need a riot index with a cut off score to standardize reporting.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 06:32 | 977082 EscapeKey
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That was a few months ago. I really do think it's stretching the credibility of that site to include 50 people "protesting against the rich".

Reminds me of when I lived in Prague - I saw a handful of protestors outside a leather coat production facility being taken away by the police. Does that count as a "global protest" as well?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:34 | 976177 AVP
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Think you can come up with a link for Charlotte, NC (home to the next DNC (joke in and of its self). I've not heard of any protests in this region(?).

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 00:09 | 976710 AVP
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Charlotte, NC is home to the largest bank in the U.S. and a very evil one at that, Bank

of America Corporation (as we in the South call it BOM=Bank of Mexico). As I do appreciate

the links, I hardly call these protests. When the people converge on uptown Charlotte and

confront these bastards, then that will be a protest worth reporting.


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:51 | 975878 Yen Cross
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So Russia and China are the guiding lights? No blue pegs there. A little humor.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 12:04 | 977359 herewego...
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Long time lurker, first time poster.

Here in China folks are getting nervous about massive house prices and food prices that are starting to get a bit nasty.

This inflation really hurts the poorest - see mid east - but all that might happen in the US is folks loose a few pounds and drive less. No one is starving (yet). Whereas similar inflation for the poorest pushes folks over the red-line. The red line for China and Russia is further away than the mid-east, but much closer than the 'developed' countries.

Economic war of attrition

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 18:57 | 975906 FB24601
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Needless to say it has to be order out of chaos, just we don't know if they want it to be 2012...

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:00 | 975913 Victor Berry
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Why are the world's vulgar masses suddenly ignorant of their place in society?  At least, the American public education system has been successful in its number one teaching priority ... obedience to authority!

By the way, I wonder if the vulgar masses know that the ruling elite understands only one thing ... violence!

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:08 | 975941 Yen Cross
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Confused? Should I address you as Victor or (Vladimir)?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:05 | 975922 Racer
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ZH if you had a tally of deaths from revolutions then we can see how fast the head US ChairSatanical, Genocidal, EgoManiacal, USZimbabweificationist, Ponzinomiacal personification of an entity that was previously known as a homo sapiens has stooped in his endeavours to outshine the death camps of Hitler not by gassing the people directly but by allowing nanotrading to infinity to unreacheable prices... the gas,food and fuel prices that these doomed to death slaves have to endure in their slow lingering painful exit from being...
then it would be very useful so the history books will know and won't be able to sweep the bodies into graves unrecognised

Thank you

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:04 | 975930 bob_dabolina
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Seeing as the entire world is taking in part of some kind of revolution and the political climate domestically has almost never been so polorized (absent the civil war/60's) I think Obama is due up for another Nobel Peace Prize.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:08 | 975943 Rainman
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....yes, Obeyme has brought the world change, just like he promised. The hope thing was bullshit, though.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 01:34 | 976892 chindit13
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Nice delivery.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 11:12 | 977291 DaveyJones
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he was hoping for the right kind of change

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:11 | 975947 apeakunderthehood
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What does Ben say about silver

Long Babies. Short Silver and Santa

Hope you enjoy and find interesting

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:30 | 975997 Dismal Scientist
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Persecute the heretic.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:12 | 975949 bugs_
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we didn't start the fire.....

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:40 | 976011 OMG
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Good Point reap what you sew

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:16 | 975959 Poor Grogman
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A methodology correlating inflation and public unrest, going back prior to 1971 would be interesting.

That way one may be able to use shadowstats to anticipate wshtf.

(chaos + planning)decision = opportunity 

Does anyone know if such a tool exists?

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:21 | 975976 FOC 1183
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the difficulty is a legitimate time series measure of 'unrest'

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:54 | 976064 Poor Grogman
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Good point somthing to work on.

What about working days lost through strike action??


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:32 | 976007 gall batter
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The two parties are the same side of a fake coin.  Moving along to the protests--Wisconsin:  Fourteen senators left the state with state troopers dispatched by Republicans Senate Leaders in chase, to return them to vote.  If hell weren't breaking loose (foreign and domestic) this would be belly-laughing rip-roaring funnilicious.  



Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:39 | 976025 Yen Cross
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That is a good one (Gall Batter or blatter). I can't wait to see the emoticon image of that one. I love you guys, and gals.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:55 | 976248 Caviar Emptor
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It's a break down in government. Will seem like small potatoes soon enough

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:35 | 976018 OMG
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Where is Kanellos (Loukanikos)???


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:41 | 976027 midtowng
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That map is useless without mentioning the size of the protests and what they are protesting.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:45 | 976039 FOC 1183
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patience please.  creator is unpaid and has a full time job

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:22 | 976146 topcallingtroll
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If he has a full time job then I don't see how he does it.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:31 | 976168 FOC 1183
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Thank you.  Neither does he.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:48 | 976048 Yen Cross
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Not to mention the size of Alaska relative to the lower 48. ( on the map)

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:44 | 976034 Josh Randall
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Sad state of affairs - Silver, gas, and food are needed like a worldwide hug

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 19:54 | 976065 koeleköpke
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In Europe 66 years without a war is a very long time, but it will be rapidly changing. Thanks to the Amis printing dollars like hell, thanks to the Amis it's burning in the middle-east. Due to the political correctness of their politicians, Europe is spoiled with debt and maghreb immigrants. Globalization induced a transfer from the west to the east. The 'arisch' germans will impose their will to the rest of Europe. They want succeed. A small, unimportant  country like Belgium broke yesterday  the 'world record' of forming a government. CNN hired a comedian to make a joke out of it. Europe will not keep the Euro and will not accept the deutsch mark.  The end is near.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 04:58 | 977052 Rodent Freikorps
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Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:40 | 976082 AssFire
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Tea party members worked all week and will protest this Saturday on their day off.

Seems Greece, France, Egypt, USA etc. all have loser union/ gov. employees who manage to get paid while they protest. (The result of their not working is not even noticed- they routinely accomplish so little).

Damn bottomfeeders.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:53 | 976238 Caviar Emptor
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Tea party protests will seem just like that: a party. Compared with what's coming. 

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 11:42 | 977319 topcallingtroll
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Infinite wishes are finally clashing with limited funding.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:33 | 976174 shortus cynicus
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Its time for "Bernanke body counter".

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 23:27 | 976616 savagegoose
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thats not too shabby an idea, like iraq body count, but with people killed in protests, or starving cuz of food inflation, or dying because govs can no longer give the hospital care they used to give? or god help us wars?


be hard to apportion blame on inflation, but i like the idea

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:44 | 976202 ebworthen
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Watch the Wisconsin protests.

Those are not about unions or teachers or austerity; they are about the coming clashes in the USA over the have's and the have not's.

It appears to be Republicrats versus Demicans, and many are deluded that this is the case. 

However; the underlying trauma, like Egypt, is economics: money, food, and the ability to care for yourself and your children.

Riots coming to your town soon.

Welcome to Egypt on the Mississippi, welcome to the states of denial.


Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:52 | 976231 Caviar Emptor
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It's about who will get the last piece of the pie

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 05:02 | 977055 Rodent Freikorps
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It'll be about stopping the rabble from eating the seed corn.

Sat, 02/19/2011 - 11:41 | 977316 topcallingtroll
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It is not about the haves and have nots.  It is about people who feed off the productive sector versus those who do not.  This is similar to regulatory capture.  In the last few thousand years no republic has survived the clash between the productive who pay taxes versus those who wish to keep increasing the size and cost of the government.  The have nots have always sided with the "government" party in such case.


Well,  Switzerland is still surviving, but probably at a higher marginal tax rate.

Fri, 02/18/2011 - 20:52 | 976228 Caviar Emptor
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The ring of fire that started in North Africa will ripple out

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