WHo KiLLeD THe ECoNoMY, WHY aND WHaT'S THe ReaSoN FoR?

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Sun, 10/09/2011 - 17:45 | 1755628 f16hoser
Mon, 10/10/2011 - 07:43 | 1756846 williambanzai7
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This is incredible yet no surprising.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 17:42 | 1755617 overthehill
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The NYPD looks very corpulent . . .

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 16:52 | 1755533 Mr.Sono
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the first one is the best. great work as always.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 16:41 | 1755514 Cynical Sidney
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on a side note i thought it's funny that the video being hosted on a chinese video site named youku. as if it's not obvious enough youku is a complete ripoff of youtube, youku watermarks their video collections to keep other chinese companies from ripping off their vids haha.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 19:53 | 1755873 williambanzai7
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Whoever polices Dylans songs has done a good job of wiping this one off of YouTube. Which is an irony in itself.

Mon, 10/10/2011 - 00:41 | 1756490 Cynical Sidney
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enforcement of intellectual property rights propels the chinese to infringe on our IP rights, irony indeed. we need patent reform now ;/

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 16:17 | 1755469 sgt_doom
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Outstanding post.

Was this by any chance funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation for the spread of Monsanto GMOs (of which they're heavily invested in), and for the total privatization of education (of which they're heavily invested in), and for ever more global vaccines (of which they're heavily invested in) and for more mercenary armies in Africa?

Didn't think so......

Buckaroo to the Ramparts!

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 16:29 | 1755487 williambanzai7
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Do ya think they'll give me a grant? I think I know how to pave the snails.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 15:45 | 1755391 Wakanda
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Far Freakin' Out! - I'm trippin' back to '68-'72, the last time I was excited and had hope for the U.S. of A.  This is way more exciting because the OWSers are targeting the banksters and their mendacious servants, the politicians.  Nice to know the 99% has gotten smarter after 30 more years of corruption.

This time we clean house top to bottom.  Let the Second American Revolution Roll.

Thanks for the hit of Photoshop Sunshine WB7!  Love the Mr. Rogers/V mashup.

8 days until Black Monday II

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 16:30 | 1755493 williambanzai7
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In the bean and on the scene!

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 15:00 | 1755275 earleflorida
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Excellent,... soooo in a class by itself :-))

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:56 | 1755269 Fazzie
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Thanks WB7, thats your best song parody yet, fits like a glove. There was a time decades ago when singers actually wrote their own songs and the songs actually had some intelligence and meaning in they lyrics. I wish someone along those lines and of the caliber of Dylan would come along again, protest songs should make a comeback, here we are two Vietnams later and instead of the Commies as a bogeyman, the banking cartel is the real threat.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 16:00 | 1755435 williambanzai7
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I think there are people out there, but the music industry has no reason to
Consider them.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 17:18 | 1755577 Michael
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Always enjoyable Banzai.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 16:38 | 1755508 Fazzie
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They didnt like the hippies or rappers either until they figured out a way to market them. 

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 19:55 | 1755882 williambanzai7
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Actually the rappers had to figure it out by themselves, then they followed.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:43 | 1755223 metastar
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WB,

I'm not sure if that's the best or worst visual combat ever.

Very cool my 99% brother.

 

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:44 | 1755228 williambanzai7
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It's better without the mask ;-)

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:42 | 1755201 Earl of Chiswick
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Banzi - everything you do is with intent

but Justin Bieber and no mikebloomberg.com (embarassed to say as I was reviewing each face I actually recognized him)

 

http://wearethe99percent.tumblr.com/

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:49 | 1755245 Gully Foyle
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Earl of Chiswick

Robert Rankin wrote of the Witches of Chiswick.

Anyway for other news that matters

http://www.stopthedrugwar.org/speakeasy/2011/oct/06/obama_administration...

Obama Administration's War on Medical Marijuana Continues to Escalate

...

The last bank in Colorado to openly do business with the medical marijuana industry has announced that it will no longer do so. The banks have caved in to federal demands they do extra monitoring and reporting on their customers in the marijuana business, fearing the feds could have worse in mind for them than they've stated. Dispensaries throughout the state are preparing to go cash-only.

The IRS announced that medical marijuana dispensaries, which the federal government does not recognize as nonprofits even when their states do, cannot deduct the major costs of doing business on their tax returns -- rent, payroll, etc. -- a move that could make collective provision of marijuana to patients difficult to continue. Harborside Health Center in Oakland, a major and well-respected leader in the field (our Scott Morgan has dubbed Harborside "The Best Place in the World to Buy Marijuana"), paid millions in taxes but owes millions more. They say they'll have to stop operating if the appeals process fails to reverse the decision.

Tomorrow California US Attorneys say they'll announce a new "strategy," including forfeiture actions and maybe worse against property owners who rent buildings or land to medical marijuana businesses. It's not a completely new threat, but it is sounding like an enlarged one.

...

http://www.freep.com/article/20111001/NEWS06/110010470

Have a license for medical pot? You can't have a gun, U.S. says

Michigan's medical-marijuana users can't catch a break.

Three major state appeals court decisions have gone against them in the last month. Now, federal authorities have issued an order that licensed medical-marijuana users nationwide can't possess a gun.

That means no hunting, no target shooting, no gun collecting and no guns for personal protection -- even by patients who legally cultivate marijuana crops -- according to a Sept. 21 directive to prosecutors nationwide from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

( These are designed to lay the foundation for future actions against citizens. There is also a bill recently put forth making it illegal for US citizens to use drugs even though they are legal in the nation the US citizen is in.

One potential scenario would be a US citizen who is a spokesperson for some protest group smokes pot in Portugal. He is targetted and arrested by say the FBI when he returns to the US or a friendly country. Convicted and placed in prison out of the limelight. Or maybe moved to the oft mentioned FEMA camps.

Either way these seemingly small actions have much larger potential consequences. Just like the new ability to Kill us citizens without a trial.

Be afraid, be very afraid.)

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:58 | 1755272 williambanzai7
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This is all paid for by the pharma lobby.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 15:41 | 1755379 Rockfish
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The beer, wine and spirits companies kick in a helping hand.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 18:30 | 1755728 StychoKiller
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Hey, prison guards and DEA agents need ta make a livin', too!

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:43 | 1755225 williambanzai7
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I did that last July

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:05 | 1755141 Piranhanoia
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Found TD,  in living color this time

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:02 | 1755135 anony
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Is that a very young and luscious Maria Bartiromo next the Phil Graham UBS sooperman getup? 

Is Joe Cassano in there?  Gery Gensler?  Lew Ranieri?  Angelo?

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:06 | 1755142 williambanzai7
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Cassano and Mozzie are both in there.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:00 | 1755131 Piranhanoia
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The TD is missing from the album cover this time?   Good addition putting Reagan with his financial adviser, C. Bonzo Ponzini.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:04 | 1755137 williambanzai7
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Look again. He is in there.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 17:16 | 1755568 nmewn
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I would have put him behind Marilyn...but, thats just artistic discretion ;-)

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:51 | 1755108 duo
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Can't wait for the Nov. 5th edition!

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:58 | 1755124 williambanzai7
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I have looked at those Fawkes masks as an excellent symbol for quite some time now...

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:46 | 1755094 PulauHantu29
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I'm speechless!...although my kids say I'm also brainless....go figure.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:44 | 1755089 The Big Ching-aso
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Bravo.   Just Superb.   Shit this is funny.    Also evoked images of bearded-wonder Bernanke as, 'Sgt. Salt n' Pepper's Lonely Keynesian Hearts Club Band'.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:36 | 1755069 LarryKudlow
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Senator Rand Paul made an effective case for corporations and free market capitalism on Fox Financial News.

Free markets capitalism is still the best path to Prosperity

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 14:11 | 1755098 williambanzai7
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I don't disparage the idea of markets and capitalism.

I disparage the fallacy that markets are able to self police fraud.

We have seen how that works.

It is a simple lesson we perpetually seem learn and unlearn in parallel with Kondratieff waves and Mandelbrot sets.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:33 | 1755061 FASB 666
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I'm going back to New York City, I do believe I've had enough.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:08 | 1754964 williambanzai7
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I have to say, I always loved that album. It and Abbey Road were true master pieces.

I spent many hours listening to that music and studying that cover...in between...

I forgot to mention, today is John Lennon's 71st Birthday.

I'm sure he would have approved.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:07 | 1754962 bigmikeO
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These appear to be actual photos from OWS!

I love this video from Occupy Atlanta - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QZlp3eGMNI

This sums up the sheeple mentality of the OWS crowd - Banzai, you have more class than these freaks (I think)

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 15:19 | 1755325 GottaBKiddn
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"It is the general opinion that revolutions begin with the common people, but this is not true; the benevolently informed always guide and direct public opinion."    Manly P. Hall

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:10 | 1754975 williambanzai7
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The world does not consist of a throng of geniuses. Some people get it all, some people have a vague idea and some people love a carnival.

That is human nature,

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:06 | 1754957 alchemystic
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My time, at one time was spent working in my darkroom, or working, pounding nails, building stuff, creating stuff, now it seems my time is mostly spent on ZH learning stuff, this learning curve is steep! I love your work WB7

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 13:29 | 1755038 williambanzai7
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I had a proper dark room. I used to love watching the images emerge in the developer. I can still smell the chemicals and hear the rinse running.

Ansel Adams was right about photography, half of the game is in the dark room. Now it is photoshop.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 15:39 | 1755367 alchemystic
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If you have any intrest in checking out some of my photographs this should get you there a little more easy(I think)! http://membrane.com/alchemystic/

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 15:58 | 1755429 williambanzai7
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I just looked at your work. You are clearly a serious photographer so I want to ask you a serious question.

Do you have a digital camera?

I'm here in HK. But if I were there, there are all kinds of things relating to what is happening that I would want to go capture. The erosion of The American dream.

I have yet to see the Walker Evans or Dorthea Lange of our time emerge.

I am waiting patiently.

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 17:11 | 1755560 alchemystic
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Sorry, I told you I don't do this hi tech stuff well. The link to "The Moonshine Alchemist is http://www.alchemy-ink.com/gallery.html. Hey, thanks for the kick in the Ass, putting more Black tape on my bellows at this very moment!!!

Sun, 10/09/2011 - 19:59 | 1755887 williambanzai7
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I'll check it out. It looks good. And if you come out here, give me a holler.

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