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Sarkozy has been a bad boy
His loss brings Frau Merkel no joy
Austerity Queen
Will have to get mean
New pain will be hard to deploy

The Limerick King





Krugman is looking quite buff
His growth comes from hormones and stuff
It makes him feel great
His muscles inflate
Now life without "Juice" is too tough

The Limerick King





Suicide jumpers preparing
These Keynesian boys are so daring
When equities fall
They answer the call
They die knowing Banksters they're sparing

The Limerick King


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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 12:44 | 2407058 sgt_doom
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The Forbidden Question:  Who Owns What?

Steve Cole (New America Foundation, funded by the Peterson Foundation), author of the latest book on ExxonMobil, Private Empire:  ExxonMobil and American Power, has been on the book tour, appearing on show after show, where repeatedly one question is never asked:

            Who   owns   ExxonMobil?

Why is the most obvious question never – ever – asked?

Why won’t Amy Goodman, of Democracy Now!, and the various NPR show hosts ever ask this question?

Yes, ExxonMobil is a publicly traded corporation, but who or what owns the most stock in that corporation?  Why is this always a mystery?  Why should this be a mystery?

True, today with an endless number of holding companies and shell companies registered at offshore finance centers to obfuscate ownership – to make all things murky – it is difficult to ascertain, but knowing who owns stuff can be truly enlightening.

What if the same individuals or families own the controlling block of shares of both BP and Transocean?

Who knows the answer to this question --- and why is it never asked?

When certain corporations and banks are mentioned, certain family names come to mind:  ExxonMobil (Rockefeller and Mellon), BP (Rockefeller and Rothschild), AT&T (Morgan and Rockefeller), GE (Morgan), JP Morgan Chase (Morgan and Rockefeller),  Citigroup (Rockefeller), Morgan Stanley (Morgan), Royal Dutch/Shell (Rothschild), Rio Tinto (Rothschild), Northrop Grumman (the Bush family and James Baker), and Transocean (Rothschild).

Quite probably this is still the case?

When Louis Brandeis wrote the epochal book at the beginning of the 20th century, Other People’s Money and How the Bankers Use It, he exposed the true ownership and super-concentration of wealth; an exposé eventually leading to the New Deal.

It’s the 21st century:  do you know who your owners are?

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 16:40 | 2408099 blindman
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good question. here, for what it is worth...
liminal perspectives on consensus reality...,
Thursday, May 01, 2008
Rockefellers and ExxonMobil
.."Mutual funds and other institutional investors, not individuals, are the company's top shareholders. Which points out a key dilemma confronting even this immensely wealthy and influential family in its effort to provoke change. As I've previously indicated, the most dangerous political and economic influence in contemporary life is the convergent power of corporatism manifested through a warsocialist state. Nowhere is this more clearly evident than in the limitations of Exxon's largest private shareholders to influence the management and operations of the world's largest oil company because the real majority owners (80% ownership) of ExxonMobil stock are mutual funds and institutional investors. So, absent laws and other controls, the management of ExxonMobil is pretty much at liberty to flaut the wishes of the Rockefellers - and - aided and abetted by a big oil mandate still occupying the White House......, see how this works? "

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:20 | 2406406 Nobody For President
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The Austerity Queen looks ready to do HER part. What a babe!

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 02:38 | 2405629 gangland
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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 03:07 | 2405650 williambanzai7
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I'm usually surfing on iPad which is not chat friendly.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 06:57 | 2405789 gangland
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just giving u a hard time XD

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 01:29 | 2405593 williambanzai7
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Tue, 05/08/2012 - 00:16 | 2405536 General Debility
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No no coffee warning on keyboard not needed. Made me nauseous instead. Specially the merk and also the rats. Sorry W, you just augmented my depressed state:(

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 22:21 | 2405372 nah
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merkel was so much sexier before she acted like the bitch with all the money

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 21:42 | 2405314 williambanzai7
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Mon, 05/07/2012 - 22:18 | 2405364 worbsid
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Very good:  I once wrote the program in 'C' in OS/2 to automatically bounce the ball back and forth forever.  Now that I think back on it, I guess it represents today's austerity and growth.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 22:48 | 2405408 williambanzai7
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Yes, notice the score

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 20:59 | 2405260 bankruptcylawyer
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fuck. this was good. 

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 21:32 | 2405295 williambanzai7
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On this rare occasion I am not bashful to say we nailed it ;-)

I've been thinking about the so called growth versus austerity dilemma all weekend and this just came to me in a flash. LK's contribution fine tuned it perfectly. I call it, trying to fix the vertical hold. Remember doing that?

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 20:16 | 2405168 blueridgeviews
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That was great! If only.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 19:26 | 2405071 Money 4 Nothing
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Very nice Banzai7!

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 19:06 | 2405031 disabledvet
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the only "growth model" is "here's your tax bill" and they actually pay it. Sure..."let's cock pump this thing." Still..."you gotta pay the Governors quarter." How's that for a downer!

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 18:49 | 2405000 blindman
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Richard Wolff: Capitalism Hits the FanWatch Full Program | previews
More from this partner: The New School
etc. with re available lectures by dr. richard wolf.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 18:40 | 2404976 blindman
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you need to undigitize some of this and sign them, put em'
up for sale starting at 1 million per. or not, what do i know?
How The Rothschild Family controlled the Modern World
10 minutes or so cut out starting at minute 10 to 20. weird.
posted elsewhere and earlier by michael.
The house of Rothschild - the Money's prophets - full 56min
NOT for the immature!.... ( who was ezra pound? )

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 18:27 | 2404936 my puppy for prez
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Check out the desperate Romneybots pulling sheninanigans at the Maine and Nevada delegate conventions:


Mon, 05/07/2012 - 18:10 | 2404890 Peter Pan
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Hey Banzai, your talent knows no end and only getting better. Given the tug of war between the austerity and growth proponents, do you think a fitting image might be one of a man undergoing a penis enlargement while at the same time having his testicles removed?

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 17:55 | 2404843 skank
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John McClane: Jesus!
Is the circus in town?

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 17:33 | 2404766 outofhere
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Looks like Krugman finally found the proper place for his bloated column.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:50 | 2404484 sof_hannibal
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Who wants a merkel ride?

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 17:35 | 2404799 outofhere
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Not me! But she does seem to be taking it from all directions.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces a fight for the eurozone's future - Telegraph

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:40 | 2404445 rosiescenario
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Ah, rat terriers winning bets for their masters....since I own 2 of these great dogs, I have seen this print before. The world champ I believe was called Jocko and he had only one eye, but could put away rats at a high pace.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 17:44 | 2404813 Wakanda
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Banksters and their predictable actions are boring.

Dogs, on the other hand are often smart, honest, inventive, and loyal to those that love them.

My money is on the canines.



Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:46 | 2404470 rosiescenario
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....his record was 100 rats at a rate of 3.3 seconds / rat set in April, 1823.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:43 | 2404456 williambanzai7
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I think the analogy is quite appropriate, banksters sicking dogs on the rats. Let the great rat race begin

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:49 | 2404477 rosiescenario
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Teddy Roosevelt had a pack of these curs to keep down the rat problem in the WH.....maybe it is again time???


A friend referred to these dogs as, "An assasin in a clown suit".

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:28 | 2404399 Paul Atreides
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Good laughs WB and King!!!!

WB do you have experience with company logo/branding type work? are you looking for a quick contract if so?


Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:34 | 2404420 williambanzai7
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Could you drop a message on my Flickr. Just click through any of the images. Tnx

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:58 | 2404514 sof_hannibal
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You know,there's going to be sex,drugs,rock-n-roll... chips,dips, chains,whips... You know,your basic high school orgy type of thing. I mean,uh,I'm not talking candlewaxon the nipples,or witchcraft or anything like that,no,no,no. Just a couple of hundred kids running around in their underwear,acting like complete animals. -- weird science

You know, just the typical EU/ austrity/ Europa/ German shit porn -- kind of vive le francke stuff...shiza... i.e. what to except over the EU timeline of collapse over the nxt... several weeks, year, days, years...etc... and so on... except it, when u least expect it.

And this time, it is different of course.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:19 | 2404365 frenchie
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not sure the use of the Matejko painting (1st picture) is that much adapted to the situation as the original painting depicts a sad/in deep thoughts "Fou du roi" during a "Bal" while Kingdom of Poland lost Smolensk againt the russians...

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:20 | 2404373 williambanzai7
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Just needed the dejected jester.

Tue, 05/08/2012 - 10:07 | 2406338 Nobody For President
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It took me a few seconds to recognize the face, then the beverage warning applied.

Cracked me up! Which is something very few can do on a Monday morning...


Limerick king also great again - what a team!


Thanks again.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:14 | 2404353 Korbin Dallas
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QE1,2,3 chaps happen to be wearing Grenadier cap badges, either Canadian or British, thus subject to Her Majesty the Queen, making for a nice connection to the "QE" alternative meaning.

These chaps look like they're A-leaping in either Brittany post-D Day or training on the West Coast.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:18 | 2404367 Korbin Dallas
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1st one looks like a Grenadier only. Correction.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:19 | 2404366 williambanzai7
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Wherever it is I manipulated the image to create the drop.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 18:09 | 2404885 AmCockerSpaniel
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Ah; PhotoShop.  Who would have thought you would doctor an image?

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 16:40 | 2404651 Korbin Dallas
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Ah, a tribute to your work. plus their officer woulda been court-martialled for subjecting them to that leap of faith.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:16 | 2404328 falak pema
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Decidedly before the age of Enlightenment, but maybe, on the way there. As Chaos is the state that begs for Order. O that pendulum, how it swings! 

OT : There is a nice joke going around about Sarko in French media; he came on TV to say he was "DEFINITELY" giving up all public office ambitions in life as he never wanted to do the same job twice. His farewell remarks however were somewhat ambiguous and left open a later return many years from now, alluding to all the anti-Sarko Media bashing he had received in the line of duty. It implied, "I'm tuff I can take it, but can you media guys take it? As you won't have Sarko to kick around in your editorials...". Reminds me of what Nixon said as he waved good bye...after Watergate. 

Sarko knows his own true face, as son of mAchiavelli but plays the naive and sincere in front of a gullible public saying, "you guys don't really know what animates me do you?..." Very good act that. 

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 20:19 | 2405179 duncecap rack
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I think Nixon said that after he l;ost to JFK in 1960 in his Checkers speech. It turned out the press had a lot more kicking around of him to do.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:39 | 2404443 williambanzai7
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The guy had no problem breaking with tradition like a political nouveau riche. But he couldn't stand the attention it drew. What an asshole.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 14:44 | 2404260 Rusty.Shackleford
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Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:07 | 2404189 williambanzai7
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Everyman by Pieter Bruegel...


The British Museum: Elck in Dutch means 'each' or 'everyone' and the scenes in this drawing illustrate proverbs or sayings. The central proverb concerns Elck who vainly seeks himself in the objects of this world as he stands over a broken globe. With a lantern he searches through a pile of barrels and bales, a game board, cards and objects which signify the distractions of life. To the right, two more Elck figures play tug of war with a rope, illustrating the saying, 'each tugs for the longest end'. In the background on a wall hangs a picture which continues the moral theme. It shows a fool sitting among a pile of broken household objects gazing at himself in a mirror. He is Nemo or Nobody, as the inscription below him informs us: 'Nobody knows himself.

At the bottom:

Always is each man seeking for himself alone -
And everywhere – so how can one stay lost?
Each man will pull and tug and grunt and groan,
Seeking to get more for himself – get most!

And no man knows himself despite such seeking;
No light will help him in his lonely place.
Strange! Though he looks with eyes forever open,
He never sees at last his own true face.

Mon, 05/07/2012 - 15:55 | 2404498 Liquid Courage
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And of course, NEMO backwards is ... OMEN

Luap deirub I

Number Nine, Number Nine ... I've got blisters on my fingers!

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