• Sprott Money
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    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

ViSUAL CoMBaT DaiLY (9.29.11)

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Thu, 09/29/2011 - 11:35 | 1722060 JohnFrodo
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You can get your bailout at Alice's restaurant.



Thu, 09/29/2011 - 12:28 | 1722254 williambanzai7
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I redid all the words. It's on my blog.

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 02:05 | 1720980 williambanzai7
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I don't know what possessed you to post the Humbler (Danny Gatton) here, but you chose the right place...

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 02:15 | 1720987 BlackholeDivestment
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Seriously ...do you ''really'' not know why? Lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGGE4CrPvjU&feature=related

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 02:19 | 1720989 williambanzai7
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I actually have this album in vinyl ;-)

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 01:13 | 1720924 janus
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Can i say, brothers, that the ordeals of 'janus' are of a fictional nature.  janus states this as a legal disclaimer; just in case this fiction gets too jumbled up with the all too real narrative of a redneck in alabama...you know, i'm just sayin...

anyway, this heathern has most recently been callin in favors from near and far; and, really, he's a just a gettin started, bitchez!!!  i'm going to wage this lil battle as a practice for the adventures further afield...sort of a shelling in advance of all out WAR!

so, anyway, janus has lots of friends from boyhood who've names shared with their fathers, and grandfathers and greatgrandfathers (and so forth); one of which is a parnter in a firm so well suited for this affair that it would make shakespeare salivate for the rights.  i mean, you'd have to go back 26 years, to me and XXXXXX X. XXXXX IV, kickin it old school, pushin his hound down a flight of stairs in a make-shift bobsled de la cardboard; or, then, our family va-cas in pawlie's island SC fishin for mackrel and chasin down pussy from northwise, tar-heel- like. or (and this is how much of an ass janus is) janus singin from david allen coe's X Rated album at party hosted by this ultra-liberal lawyer from old-school episcopalian uber-white-liberal-guilt mayflower family, who happens to be the father of the friend in question.  now, mind you, this is a different frim than the one i'm dealing with now; my boyhood friedship connection is big-time...i never, ever wanted to have to call in favors -- BUT JANUS IS CALLIN IN FAVORS NOW!  and, ps, this is a lil inside info to you jew conspirators: the most powerful lawfirms ALL have anglo names (and a fair share of jewish genius) churnin out power!  it's called white shoe for a reason, bitcheZ!

hold on, i gotta go spark somethin up and listen to a lil neil young...

okay, nevermind, neil young was a bad cal l for the janus head space du jour...let's try -- the stones...


(that's a goodie -- now we're gettin there)


oh, HELL YEAH!!!!

well i hope you won't see me/

in my ragged company/

you know i could never be alone/

take me down lil susie/

i know you think YOU're the queen of the undergroiund/

...send me dead flowers, bithez!!!!/

and i won't forget to put roses on your withered graves!!!

i'll be in my basement room/

and so forth....


janus didn't go there!!!

sweet cousin cocaine (naw -- not that far; not yet)

now, before i go further, i'd like to admit that i just reread what i'd heretofore written, and, troublingly, it smacks similar to other drivel posted by janus prior henceforth...in other words, i promised something sort of transcendent...or i at least implied as much -- so maybe a bit of allman brothers to crack through the fiddle faddle...as if it's some... some run of the mill wednesday evening; it feels 'special', and so janus will honor it accordingly:

actually, scratch that...you bitchez need some little feat:

(maybe some day i'll tell you the story of how 'rophies'/'roffies' were introduced) 





...and if you give me weed, whites and wine/

 and you show me a sign/

i'll be willin

to be movin.

(janus has lived many lives)



is there no end to georgia genius?  not at all...black crows, bitchez!! none more BLACK!!!

oh, shit, old school!!!! no janus did not!!!



(you really do have to be old school south cool to 'know' that song...)

so waddle down to the parkin lot/

to hang aroiund all my friends/

and roam the streets till dawn breaks again/

...she said you're no good cause you're runnin without Love/

...next door a gril she lives/

about the same age as me/

just then, her mother bursts in/

...just like my momma said!!!

so, like i was sayin, it's important that janus deliver when janus promises -- it'd be like babe ruth pointing and then wilting.   even though janus is a ty cobb man and will defend the georgia peach against all you yankee agitaters.  so, again, i digress -- time to get down to it.

gentlemen (ladies that can hear, yes, you too), we are indeed at a watershed moment in history.  i thought of all this earlier.:

just imagine the relative impact of the printing press and what it enabled viz. the protestant revolution, the enlightnment, the renisannse itself!  it's nothin contrast against the potential for this interweb thingy!  it's amazing.   i've been brooding on the issue; and there's no way around it, we are entering a wholly new age.  everything will be thrown into turmoil for a bit, but i think it will end to the better.  just the thought that my thoughts can and are being read round the globe as soon as i mash send, well, it'll gives the ole inner flame a bit of triumphant like ebulience.  tis an incredible concept if you meditate on it.  never before was such even considered.  remember, the Bible itself was occult until scores and scores died in england and holland to have it read no earlier than 1600 or therebouts.  we're just 400 years past that!  and here we are.

indeed here we are -- at a sort of crossroads.  what will the noble man choose?


at the tip of the inclination is the vilest pornography and the most enobling thought....all, everything in between.  most seem to fall somewhere round justin beeber and who ever is on dancin with the stars.  no matter, i like enough of what i'm seein.  just the fact that ZH exists and that it attracts as much attention as it does encourages my faith in humanity -- wilting though it may be.  nevertheless, ZH and the courage it represents is awesome!  TYLER DURDEN WILL TESTIFY, JANUS HAS DONATED EVERY MONTH SINCE I STOOD ON THE PORCH.  but, don't bother, TD, my dignity is more than safe.  i apologize to no one and i do not explain myself unless it's to tell a great story.  but i will say that i'm a good example; all of you pathetic bitchez should support the work done here (especially you snivelling asses that complain about the ads.  janus was an ad man, and i take umbrage at such insults!)

okay, i'm getting distracted, it's world changin stuff we're adressing...more music and focus:








maybe that's enough music...the point is, it's momentus.  and no matter how i approach this issue of the internet and 'democracy' and the power of people and thought...well, it seems this great market place of ideas will reign after all.  the fools will pursue the most inane and perverse, those who care will have a stake and a share. 

i suppose that's as it should be.

i had stories to tell, but standing on the precipice of historic shift is distracting.

i'll quote from the four quartets (or at least paraphrase)

Time present and time past
Are both perhaps present in time future,
And time future contained in time past.
If all time is eternally present
All time is unredeemable.
What might have been is an abstraction
Remaining a perpetual possibility
Only in a world of speculation.
What might have been and what has been
Point to one end, which is always present,


Thu, 09/29/2011 - 01:56 | 1720973 janus
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back at ya from mississippi...the origOnal gangstah!



ladies, admit ELVIS is the king. 

janus has never, ever met a beautiful woman that didn't think ELVIS was da shit!!! black/white and everywhere inbetweewwn.  i wish i were related...we do however have a christmas card from elvis from the late 50's hand written and all -- before the drugs.  long story.  memphis is/was a small town.  one more for tribute to the king:


my way,


Thu, 09/29/2011 - 00:08 | 1720827 Irwin Fletcher
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Banzai, if you can't do something brilliant with this, then you're a Blythe Masterb.... Never mind. Just check it out.


Wed, 09/28/2011 - 22:44 | 1720635 caerus
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fyi...floyd week on jimmy fallon...don't watch the show myself but waters was on last night... see you at the next wall tour...

roger waters pt.1

waters foo fighters - in the flesh

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 23:24 | 1720746 tip e. canoe
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pretty good version, but it would have been mad cool to hear The Roots' take on this.

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 01:32 | 1720942 caerus
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hadn't thought of that...good idea!

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 22:54 | 1720683 williambanzai7
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Ry Cooder just came out with an anti-bankster themed album. Overall I am disappointed with the music industry. Where are they on all of this?

PF, however, paid their dues long ago and I think of their music constantly.

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 12:11 | 1722200 Jena
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Protest music ain't what it used to be.  Agree with you on Ry Cooder's new album.

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 22:52 | 1720681 Freddie
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Floyd died with Syd and Rick Wright.

I like Banzai's trading desk picture.  HAL 9000 on one screen, AH Cramer, the monkey on the phone and The Bernank picture on the wall.

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 02:25 | 1720941 caerus
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i really love syd...but i think the rest of the guys did pretty well after he "left"...he was always there anyway imo...rip syd and rick...


btw MGMT played Lucifer Sam tonight

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 23:19 | 1720729 williambanzai7
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The Wall was where it ended. My first album was a compilation called Relics. I know the whole thing by heart. Musically I loved Meddle and Atom Hearted Mother. Conceptually I loved Umaguma. David Gilmour is a true master of the simple riff and that is what drives their later albums.

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 02:39 | 1721007 TheMerryPrankster
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Emerson Lake & Palmer

From the beginning


great article here"Honorable people like to debate whether the United States of America is a "police state," but when it comes to shutting down the expression of ideas on the political left, there's little room for argument.

We are inundated in this country with propaganda boilerplate about being the greatest democracy in the world. No, we're not a police state like our friends in Saudi Arabia or our former friends, and current enemies, in Iran. Our police agencies have figured out how to accomplish police state repression in a “softer,” more sophisticated manner.

Look at the video in the September 26 report by Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC on what he describes as a “violent burst of chaos” caused by armed “troublemakers” from the New York Police Department.

It was a peaceful demonstration against Wall Street greed. At least it started out that way. All evidence suggests it was, then, sent careening into chaos by the police strong-arming of young protesters who had done nothing but express their views in public.

What’s going on here?

The best explanation for all this is in a 1990 book called The Police Mystique: An Insider’s Look At Cops, Crime and the Criminal Justice System by Anthony Bouza, a man who served in a host of leadership roles in the NYPD, closing his career as chief of police in Minneapolis. The “mystique” he describes involves the ironic power of the cops at the bottom of the police hierarchy and the great discretion extended to them to accomplish their mission.

Here’s some of Bouza’s insights gained from 36 years managing cops:

“[Police] work is peculiar in that the greatest power and autonomy exists at the lowest rank level. ... The system, in order to accommodate the need for action, is notably understanding of the errors that are bound to occur. Thus cops develop the sense that they can exercise power without too great a risk of being called too strictly into account for its use.”

“Cops don’t take real or imagined assaults on their authority lightly. ... A favorite ploy [of experienced cops] is to provoke an angry citizen into sufficiently loud outbursts to justify an arrest for disorderly conduct. The challenge is to push the target over an imaginary line that instinct will tell him or her constitutes a breach of something. The ability to maneuver the unwary into a trap is well known to cops but rarely realized by outsiders. ... Their temptation to cow those whose behavior they’re trying to control into compliance often proves irresistible.”

“[Cops have] the additional comfort of being able to rely on the substantial tolerance of a system that wants action and knows that it must be willing to tolerate errors in order to get it.”

“Police power assumes its most formidable aspect when cops deal with the underclass. This is the group they’ve been pressured, implicitly, to control. ... A society, for example, that permits scores of millions to be undereducated and unemployed will not be patient with those who call upon it to attack these ills with more equitable distributions of wealth, social programs, and other ‘liberal’ schemes. ... The overclass prefers to see the problems attacked through the highly visible ‘law-and-order’ methods that promise easy solutions.”

“The people’s power, normally hard to define and difficult to see, can be a fearful thing once unleashed, particularly when aimed at the police department.”

Watch the MSNBC video again and you’ll see all of this played out in the streets near Wall Street.

When Deputy Inspector Bologna walks up and, absolutely unprovoked, sprays a young woman bystander in the face with pepper spray, besides any personal unsavory and sadistic impulses he might have harbored, he is undertaking a variant of the “favorite ploy” to provoke that Chief Bouza describes.

In fact, the whole Monday melee can be seen as a case of cops poking and shoving citizens to “cow” them and “push the target over an imaginary line” -- using rude provocation to turn a peaceful protest into a scene of chaos and havoc that, then, can be blamed on the “underclass.” In this case, that underclass is young, non-affluent Americans fed up with the direction of their society and the absence of venues to do anything about it -- and courageous enough to speak out in public.

The result is a peaceful protest is turned into a melee justifying arrests.

How did we get to this place?


entire article at:


Thu, 09/29/2011 - 08:02 | 1721403 tip e. canoe
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nice read thanks.    unfortunately the author falls into the same ol' LEFT vs. RIGHT trap once again.   interesting snippet from Hayek though:

There is no reason why,” he wrote, “in a society which has reached the general level of wealth which ours has attained the first kind of security should not be guaranteed to all without endangering general freedom.” He defined that security as “security against severe physical deprivation (and) the certainty of a given minimum of sustenance for all.” He went on further to say: “[S]ome minimum of food, shelter, and clothing, sufficient to preserve health and the capacity to work, can be assured to everybody. ... [T]he case for the state’s helping to organize a comprehensive system of social insurance is very strong.”

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 22:30 | 1720629 metastar
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Your good work is always appreciated WB.

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 23:34 | 1720767 williambanzai7
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Tnx as alwys

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 08:03 | 1720458 tip e. canoe
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interview with Chris Hedges in the occupation zone:


even if you don't care for his ideologies, he makes it crystal clear where this is headed...

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 20:56 | 1720444 Sathington Willougby
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please stop you're killing me

really though keep it coming

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 23:33 | 1720765 williambanzai7
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Thu, 09/29/2011 - 01:47 | 1720959 Nobody For President
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Oh shit.

Love your stuff, but this one just put me over the fucking EDGE man...

(Gonna try to remember that one the next time the last 1/2 hour of HFT grab ass before close rear-ends me.)

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 20:27 | 1720367 PulauHantu29
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No worries Mon. If the Germans don't bail out France, Greece, Italy...and just about everyone else, the French have threatened to move the NATO troops from Libya to the Rurh Valley, Upper Silesia and the industrial port cities of the Rhine....

Hey, the French did it under the Treaty of Versailles once before, verdad?

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 23:30 | 1720759 williambanzai7
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Germany has some real soul searching to do 

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 20:24 | 1720361 Bad Asset
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"Just Sayin..."    I nearly shit my pants.

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 23:29 | 1720756 williambanzai7
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It is uncanny

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 20:15 | 1720347 Careless Whisper
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don't forget about the mayor's idol;



Wed, 09/28/2011 - 23:28 | 1720753 williambanzai7
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The NYPD is probably not reporting to him anymore. 

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 18:51 | 1720124 janus
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just incredible, WildBill.

Janus is fixin to post something here...it'll take a bit; gotta stew on it for a while.  maybe two things...maybe a polemic AND and a story. 

in any event, Janus is now in FUCK IT MODE!!! things are going far too well for me; time to get some distance and think...

so, in the meantime, janus is gonna get young, dumb and full o' cum (among other things); so, for all those who've accused janus of intoxicated writin, well, tonight you will have yer suspicious slanders confirmed -- i'm two beers in right now, and i'm just gettin RARED UP, BITCHEZ!!!

will janus get in trouble?  no, janus is in distress.

keep yer distance, haters -- i'm packin hollow points tonight!


young girl you done me bad/

so i went and i did ya wrong/


Lord! I got high/

you gottta bone to pick with me/

but i wish ya'd let me be/

oh one day when you're lookin back/

you were young and man you were sad/

when you're young you git sad, when you're young you get sad/

and you get high, and you get HIGH, OH MAN!,



Wed, 09/28/2011 - 22:09 | 1720592 Mr Kurtz
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Janus...here is a little humor to take the edge off and to complement the beers:

Guy goes to a priest and confesses, "Father, last night I had sex with six different women."

Priest, "Go home, squeeze six lemons (one for each gal), into a glass and quickly swallow entire glass full of lemon juice."

Guy, "Will that absolve me of my sins?"

Priest, "No but it will wipe that shit eating grin off your face!"

Thu, 09/29/2011 - 02:02 | 1720976 janus
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remind me to tell you the story of the priest ordainin the friday ribeye a fish.  it's pretty good. 

actually, come to think of it, catholic jokes are fairly boring.  we should be much more brutal on the catholics.  they've gotten a free pass as far as i'm concerned.  i'm going to set my mind to generating new and cutting insults of this breed of men...maybe that'll teach em.

clear the appian way,


Wed, 09/28/2011 - 20:55 | 1720452 Gully Foyle
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David Bromberg:Sammy's Song


Somewhere in the south of Spain
Sammy, still sixteen, goes with his uncle for a ride
The sun is high

Sailing through the city
For to see the sights and talking sex
Sammy's sitting tall
The sun is high

His uncle brings him to a brothel
Being big he buys a drink
Rum and coke
Don't taste too bad

Having brought him to the brink
His uncle leaves him with his drink
Rum and coke
Don't taste too bad

The girls all gather in a group
And give Sammy boy the eye
And stare at him seductively
And try to make him buy

So choosing one that's younger
Better looking than the rest
Sammy speaks no Spanish but she understands

They go upstairs to buy the room
She wants her money in advance
Sammy speaks no Spanish but he understands

And lying on her back upon the bed she beckons
Sammy won't lie down yet
He wants her nude

Speaking Spanish she refuses him
At last, afraid of losing him,
She takes off all her clothes
He wants her nude

Her hands upon her heart can hardly hide the horrid scars
From her shoulder to her waist, her skin is leathery and hard
She pantomimes an accident
A car, a fire
Not so long ago
His eyes are wide

She moves to put her clothes back on
But he won't let her go
He lies her down
His eyes are wide

And lightly, like a lover,
Sammy lets his lips caress the leather of her breast
His brain is numb

Moved by some far distant mind
He makes himself her bride-groom
Sammy's hardly there at all
His brain is numb

She moves to take him in now
But her hand finds him still slack
So she sucks to make him hard
And then again lies on her back

And Sammy does the deed to silent screaming in his skull
The scars surround him
Is this all real?

Schizophrenic, Sammy sees himself
Outside his body and his brain
Is this all real?

And back at the hotel he has to heal himself
But all he does is shake
And shake some more

Without the grace of tears or sickness
Sammy sucks it all inside and shakes
And shakes some more

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 20:23 | 1720360 tip e. canoe
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random response:


 I could feel my eyes turning into dust 
Into strangers, turning into dust 
Turning into dust 
Turning into dust

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 18:50 | 1720123 janus
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just incredible, WildBill.

Janus is fixin to post something here...it'll take a bit; gotta stew on it for a while.  maybe two things...maybe a polemic AND and a story. 

in any event, Janus is now in FUCK IT MODE!!! things are going far too well for me; time to get some distance and think...

so, in the meantime, janus is gonna get young, dumb and full o' cum (among other things); so, for all those who've accused janus of intoxicated writin, well, tonight you will have yer suspicious slanders confirmed -- i'm two beers in right now, and i'm just gettin RARED UP, BITCHEZ!!!

will janus get in trouble?  no, janus is in distress.

keep yer distance, haters -- i'm packin hollow points tonight!


young girl you done me bad/

so i went and i did ya wrong/


Lord! I got high/

you gottta bone to pick with me/

but i wish ya'd let me be/

oh one day when you're lookin back/

you were young and man you were sad/

when you're young you git sad, when you're young you get sad/

and you get high, and you get HIGH, OH MAN!,



Wed, 09/28/2011 - 23:12 | 1720723 williambanzai7
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I think we should all get Ry Cooder's new anti-bankster album to show respect.

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 21:13 | 1720510 Gully Foyle
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I hear Mariachi static on my radio
And the tubes they glow in the dark
And I'm there with her in Ensenada
And I'm here in Echo Park

Carmelita hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin
On the outskirts of town

Well, I'm sittin' here playing solitaire
With my pearl-handled deck
The county won't give me no more methadone
And they cut off your welfare check

Carmelita hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin
On the outskirts of town

Well, I pawned my Smith Corona
And I went to meet my man
He hangs out down on Alvarado Street
By the Pioneer chicken stand

Carmelita hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin
On the outskirts of town

Carmelita hold me tighter
I think I'm sinking down
And I'm all strung out on heroin
On the outskirts of town

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 22:09 | 1720581 Freebird
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Imho, you guys have fckg lost it, if you ever had it...
Thank you as always Mr. William

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 23:11 | 1720720 williambanzai7
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Thanks...BTW, we all plead our own insanity ;-)

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 18:36 | 1720075 Reform1776
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Good stuff. Is it cool to email these or put on Facebook if we somehow give you appropriate credit?


Wed, 09/28/2011 - 22:43 | 1720665 williambanzai7
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Just give credit. You can link everything and forward if you log into Flickr as a user.

Wed, 09/28/2011 - 18:33 | 1720068 nmewn
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OT...I could just fucking scream...

"Update: The Energy Department on Wednesday approved federal loan guarantees for two green energy projects totaling more than $1 billion. It approved $337 million for a Mesquite Solar project in Arizona and $737 million for a Solar Reserve project in Nevada. The projects would create a total of 52-55 permanent jobs, according to earlier DOE figures and company statements.

That's about $20 million per permanent job."


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