Meanwhile In Downtown Camden

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As we reported earlier, Camden may be broke, the local police may now be history, unemployment may be 50%, it may be nothing more than one big crack cocaine depot and driving through downtown at less than 88 mph may be hazardous to your health, but that wasn't always the case. In fact, back in 2009 the city had enough money to afford billboards. Such as this one on the intersection of Dr Charless Brimm Blvd and S. Broadway, courtesy of Google StreetView (sorry iPhone 5 users: you can't see this). Brought to you by

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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 14:56 | 2825297 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Don't worry good People of Camden. The Bundler and the Teleprompter in Chief will protect you! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHA!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 14:59 | 2825310 slaughterer
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The BERNANKE cometh with the fiat,

and the POTTER pumpeth with the button,

so it was written. 

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:02 | 2825323 MillionDollarBonus_
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I am proud to announce that next Weekend I will be hosting a modern art exhibition for charity in New York City. The title of the exhibition is “What Is Art?”, and it will consist of an array of innovative pieces ranging from a half-eaten apple painted blue to represent individuality and self-expression, to some thought-provoking cardboard boxes which represent the heartlessness of modern capitalism and materialism. Some of the coolest names in modern art will be there, and the event is expected to attract some of the trendiest art enthusiasts.

Tickets will be $500 each, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the IPCC to fund research into climate change. If you want to make a positive impact in the world, then you absolutely have to be there. There are no excuses for not contributing to the cause, and for those who can’t make it, I would appreciate a donation to fund the event and the cause. 

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:04 | 2825333 tenpanhandle
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I'd be happy to contribute.  Whats yer email address?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:16 | 2825385 MillionDollarBonus_
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Donations don't work that way. Just PM me and I'll give you the account details. I expect donations to be upwards of $300. Remember, a portion of each donation will fund research that could save the lives of millions of children, so be generous. Climate change must be stopped. The climate was never meant to change, but sadly human activity has upset the natural equilibrium, and millions in the third world are suffering as a result. 

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:26 | 2825420 gmrpeabody
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Well...., if it's for the children, count me in.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 18:08 | 2825969 FEDbuster
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I would like to pitch in a CDS on an IOU from a friend which is backed by a rehypothicated zero coupon T-bond he owns.  He says some day it will be worth something, so are the donations tax deductible?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 18:59 | 2826161 Manthong
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Geezuz.. liquor store, a Sam’s, lots of parking, no traffic jams, no cops.. the place has potential.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:29 | 2825440 EscapeKey
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Do you accept bitcoins over the TOR network?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:33 | 2825449 Hippocratic Oaf
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Much better, MDB. I assume your art gallery is next to that new coffee shop on Bedford Ave. in Brooklyn?

I'm so there!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:34 | 2825453 Schmuck Raker
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Not to rain on your parade, but as it's an ART exhibit, and for the CHILDREN - I hope you've cleared this with both The National Endowment for the Arts and The National Education Association. Also, I hope all the artists are union members, and patriots.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:37 | 2825464 resurger
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How can i trust a troll?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:39 | 2825471 MillionDollarBogus_
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Ignore my alter ego...

He's off his meds...

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:26 | 2825640 CPL
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I was going to inquire about payments in bits of string and lint.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:44 | 2825490 insanelysane
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MDB: "The climate was never meant to change"

just ask the dinosaurs....

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 18:10 | 2825975 FEDbuster
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Not enough cow farts to warm things up for them.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:50 | 2825514 spanish inquisition
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As an American, I say we are doing more than any other nation out there regarding global climate change. Look at how many people have taken it upon themselves to store carbon on their very person!  You should be walking up to every obese person you meet and shaking their hand for saving the planet. Maybe identify the largest planet savers with a tee shirt, call em "Heat Sink Nation".  The art fest is a nice idea as long as you serve hamburgers and fries to promote heat sinking. Maybe a nice performance art piece where the artist punches skinny people for killing the planet.

And pay no attention to the giant fucking furnace we circle.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 00:34 | 2826964 TwoShortPlanks
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Oh good, if you guys are "doing more than any other nation" and exclusively picking up the environmental bill I guess, as an Australian, we can finally put that Carbon Tax in the bin and start driving 3,000kg vehicles again.

I'm all for an extended summer.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:22 | 2825632 fuu
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"The climate was never meant to change, but sadly human activity has upset the natural equilibrium"

First +1 you've ever gotten from me.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:55 | 2825746 Dead Canary
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Don't forget the ozone layer. (We gotta get rid of that)

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 17:41 | 2825900 ceilidh_trail
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MDB- if it b 4 da chilluns, count me in. I'm good 4 30 large! Oh, I forgot, can't get no large in NYC. Never mind. Oh, but I do soooo love the planet and the nitural eekwa-librium- especcialy the 25 mg ones!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 18:11 | 2825984 FEDbuster
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MDB can we swipe our EBT for dat donation?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 19:15 | 2826206 bingo was his name
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Can't global warming be cured with nuclear winter and we go there we could get a bonus for the economy with a number of broken windows

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:06 | 2825340 slaughterer
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I will donate some carbon emission futures to the cause.  Make your futures account routing codes public on this forum so I can transfer them. 

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:08 | 2825346 Buckaroo Banzai
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Well-played, MDB. Like the direction you went in there.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:08 | 2825347 BKbroiler
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As long as all the food is kosher, gluten free, soy based and no drinks are larger than 16 oz, I'm in.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:08 | 2825349 G. Marx
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I only attend art exhibitions with porn and free lap dances. But, best of luck, nonetheless.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:09 | 2825588 Karlus
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Bravo <golf clap>

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:17 | 2825621 JohnFrodo
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the ever popular canadian ballet

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:09 | 2825350 Vincent Vega
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Perhaps you could print and frame some of your comments from ZH and call it: Bombastic Bullshit. Sounds like it would fit right in.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:16 | 2825387 Blammo
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I represent the Bilderburg group. Your appeal has made us decide to change our ways, and we'll be donating the Holy Grail, to your cause!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:32 | 2825433 EscapeKey
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Wouldn't want to miss it for the world. What a worthy cause.

9/10. Almost as good as Zoolander's "Derelicte".

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:35 | 2825442 Black Forest
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Thank you very much for your kind invitation. I would be glad to attend your first class exhibition, and speed up our fight against climate change. Could I settle your apiece expenditure in fine EUR instead of USD? I am sure, you will be proud to physically hold a currency used by many progressive people like me living outside of the United States.


Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:05 | 2825571 TheCanadianAustrian
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It's times like these I feel weak and powerless for only being able to click the up arrow once.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:17 | 2825619 JohnFrodo
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climate change is the right wings version of performance art.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:47 | 2825725 dougngen
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errrr left wing???

fixed it for ya!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:43 | 2825706 dougngen
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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 17:00 | 2825761 Slightly Insane
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I  would subtitle your What is Art? with the phrase "Everything that is wrong with the United States".

I do not agree with the "climate change" bullcrap, or the IPCC - a Communist front group, and view sending them 1 cent, as endorsement of suicide.  You should raise the ticket price to a much larger sum.

(By the way, I've got a half eaten sandwich .... that's got some green shit on it, in the fridge, I could let you have it for say $5,000).

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 17:47 | 2825920 pashley1411
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So, just like, "if anything is art, nothing is art", you can say, where "anything is government, nothing is government"?

I'm just waiting for Netflix to move "Mad Max" from the list for Action/Scifi, to Documentary.  

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 17:57 | 2825946 Praetorian Guard
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What the hell is up with all this global warming crap??? Its cyclical morons!!!!! Are we polluting mars, jupiter, pluto, et al - because their atmospheric temperatures are increasing as well!!! Its the SUN stupid!!!!!!!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 18:09 | 2825971 lasvegaspersona
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what if MDB had a sarc button AND an alter ego and the alter ego was a notorius practical joker and he got his hands on the sarc this what it would look like?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:48 | 2826208 1Inthebeginning
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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:02 | 2825325 Stoploss
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And so it shall be.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:36 | 2825459 kito
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you also read the harbinger?............................

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 16:57 | 2825755 cbxer55
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Make it so!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:01 | 2825318 MiguelitoRaton
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By "It" do they mean the Ponzi schemes?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:02 | 2825324 tenpanhandle
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Keep it going, going, gone.


Wonder why the faces have been blurred out?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:04 | 2825332 kaiserhoff
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Are they blurred out?  I thought they both just look like Cramer's butt.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 15:20 | 2825401 NotApplicable
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So, the Google privacy filters are also fooled by the cartoon facade of Obummer and his bag man? So lifelike, yet so lifeless.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 14:56 | 2825298 The Ponz
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Corruption, bitchez.

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