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

Tyler Durden's picture

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).

Courtesy of John Lohman


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Dr. Porkchop's picture

I have a feeling things are going to get scary in a hurry.

Twindrives's picture

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>      

unwashedmass's picture


Ben said this week that it doesn't matter what is happening in other countries due to his policies. doesn't matter.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

Note, for the moment that few food and metals exporters are rioting...

Peru putaz!

Fish Gone Bad's picture

I am thinking this is not the hope and change Obama was speaking about.

Zeroexperience2010's picture

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?


Rodent Freikorps's picture

Be quiet. You'll mess up that whole Noble Savage fantasy the Libs so love.

Malcolm Tucker's picture

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.

New_Meat's picture


"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

Slartibartfast's picture

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.

MSimon's picture

It will be like Mai Lai if the perps at least get prosecuted and their names dragged through the mud.

Zeroexperience2010's picture

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:


topcallingtroll's picture

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.

Freddie's picture


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.

dark pools of soros's picture

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


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.

dark pools of soros's picture

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.


UGrev's picture

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.

dark pools of soros's picture

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?



impending doom's picture

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...

Rodent Freikorps's picture

Normally when the Supreme Ruler grants such favors to political allies, it is called Feudalism. I miss honesty.

Joeman34's picture

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!

Dr. Richard Head's picture

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 -

Cathartes Aura's picture

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!)

blindfaith's picture

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.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

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. 

Cathartes Aura's picture

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. . .

Temporalist's picture

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]


Dr. Richard Head's picture

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.

deez nutz's picture

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.

asdasmos's picture

and DavidC, you have been a member for 1 year and 5 weeks.


What have you guys been doing on the site?

dark pools of soros's picture

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

DavidC's picture

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.


DavidC's picture


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.


asdasmos's picture

but Joeman34, you have been a member for 1 year and 26 weeks

FOC 1183's picture

which means probably longer than that.  it was 1 year 28 weeks since the conversion from the old blogspot site

fuu's picture

Those were the days.

Arkadaba's picture

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....

topcallingtroll's picture

has it been that long?  Seems like but a distant memory from anonymous posting.

lynnybee's picture

  " 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 !!

Zero Govt's picture

not much left of the Globe to take a fuking holiday in now is there!

...any ideas???