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With 41 Days To The Election, Americans' Priorities Have Never Been Clearer

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Forget foreign policy debacles; never mind the gridlock and polarization that is dominating a looming 'fiscal cliff'; ignore Super-PAC-dominated propaganda - it seems the well-educated American citizen is fully cognizant of what each Presidential candidate (and his party) truly stands for. As the chart below shows, priorities on Sunday night were extremely clear...



(h/t @Not_Jim_Cramer)


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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:53 | 2827824 HelluvaEngineer
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WTF is wrong with people?  I mean, Bob's Burgers is friggin' hilarious!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827835 GetZeeGold
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Bob serves all the Koolaid you can drink with his burgers......hell of a deal.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:57 | 2827853 redpill
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Don't blame me, I voted for Ron Paul.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:06 | 2827912 idea_hamster
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At least with football or the Emmys, you don't know what the outcome is.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:32 | 2828035 goldfish1
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Sheeple aren't as dumb as they look.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:55 | 2828154 DaveyJones
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Headline Huki

"Candidates debate how to fix the economy"

I thought they already neutered it

"Is housing risen from the ashes?"

that's a crow not a phoenix

"consumer confidence jumps to seven month high"

barbiturate or opiate?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:04 | 2828469 tmosley
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I calculate that this is 42.5 million people (or is that "households").  The US population is over 314 million.  So...this is kind of pointless, especially without looking at those watching cable.  Just looking at this graph, I would be extraordinarily proud to be an American, as 85% of people weren't watching television.  But we presume they are just watching cable, or some internet television outlet.  But then, what if they were online, reading about important socio-economic events to prepare for the next week?

That would be nice, even if it is unlikely.  The point is that we can't tell.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:30 | 2828592 The Alarmist
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I've never seen Bob's Burgers ... is it really so bad that 60 Minutes beat it?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:50 | 2828669 Lost My Shorts
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There's not enough prozac in the world to make me watch Obomney for 30 seconds, never mind an hour.  Who hasn't heard enough?

As for voting for Lucifer vs. Beelzebub, I'll tell you later, after I watch some football.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:07 | 2828728 smlbizman
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i really enjoy re runs...but after you have watched it a thousand times it looses its that o romney thing is just a worn out re run that has the same thing over and over and over and over and and over again.....

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:10 | 2828741 Relentless
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"Is housing risen from the ashes?"

that's a crow not a phoenix

You just disturbed the vultures picking over the carcass.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:43 | 2828052 hedgeless_horseman
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Last Sunday night I went on a long trail run with my wife.  That was our priority.  We saw one other person in two hours on a perfect single track trail on a perfect late summer evening.

Enjoy your football, television, and intra-squad elections.  It is a free country, but remember that choices have consequences.



Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:45 | 2828101 Karl von Bahnhof
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Porsche? I mean nice, very nice, lots of trees...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:56 | 2828158 Raymond Reason
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Nice ponytail. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:13 | 2828225 Red Heeler
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I'd keep the wife by all means but lose the car.

If times become chaotic those who have nothing will attempt to take from those who have. The more it appears one has, the more likely one will be a target.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:27 | 2828278 hedgeless_horseman
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If times become chaotic...


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 23:47 | 2834493 Likstane
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@hedgeless- does your wife run in sandals or did you just want to show us your porchsha and her ass?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:12 | 2828509 MiltonFriedmans...
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Maybe it's a package deal.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:16 | 2828526 Red Heeler
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In which case keep the car well-maintained.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:29 | 2828289 uhb
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nice backside. no, i don't mean the car...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:37 | 2828323 Grinder74
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Put a burka on that slut!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:48 | 2828899 ShouldveLeftHer
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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:39 | 2828338 Miffed Microbio...
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My wonderful husband and I spent last weekend at a friends winery/ vineyard helping them harvest their Syrah, Pettite Syrah and Cab as we do every year. We picked about 5 tons and will pick again this weekend. Afterwards we picnicked in the high meadow overlooking their vines. It was tiring but very grounding, a joy to be with those you love working the land. I am so grateful for my life and friends, those who have supplanted that for TV I pity. Nature is such an underappriciated joy.

Miffed :-)

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:44 | 2828370 Freewheelin Franklin
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This is not my beautiful wife!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:08 | 2828733 tonyw
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I do find myself behind the wheel of a large automobile and sometimes i take out the small one for a drive.

I do say my God what have i done to deserve such a wonderful life:-)

Same as it ever was - well for a long time now.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:06 | 2828477 BlackholeDivestment
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...umm, hate to break it to you Sunshine but, running is one of the dumbest things people do to their body, and yes you will pay for it in the long ''run'', if you don't bust your ass in the short run. At least you were not boxing each other and calling it exercise, just pounding your joints and bouncing your innards around. Lol. Now if you were just walking, you would not have sounded like an idiot playing football to the point where they blow their own head off from all the high impact years down the road. Running is a sport. Sport is not exercise, because, there is a price to be paid for learning how to skillfully abuse your body. 

The Truth is not a choice. You bruised your heal on your own ass and said  ''this is going to hurt'' ''it's a free country''.  LMAO. Come on man.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:22 | 2828536 metastar
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Sitting on your ass, smoking, drinking 32 oz sodas, smoking, coking, drinking, trancing out to TV, eating crap (though I support your right to do so as I believe in survival of the fittest) are absolutely some of the dumbest thing you could do. I suspect this man and his wife have no heart disease, and perfect (or nearly so) blood chemistry.

When I look at those my age, all the prescribed drugs they take and all their health issue, I am running for my life! Yes there is a cost, but there is an even greater cost for doing nothing.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:35 | 2828616 pods
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You can preach that till you are blue in the face but, err, nevermind.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 22:14 | 2830712 jerry_theking_lawler
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pods, i was sitting on the couch, putting out a cigarette and finishing up a TV show and was breezing through ZH and saw your post.....i happened to just take a big gulp (from my BIG GULPtm) and spewed it all over my i will have to sit here and read post through a cola mottled screen.....nope, i can't get up to clean it b/c my ass is cemented to the in the face. ha

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:39 | 2828628 DaveyJones
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Do you mean to suggest that the last fifty years are not the sole definition of how humans should eat, think, & tweet? Are you suggesting mankind is a physical animal with biological limitations and nutritional needs tied to a million year evolution? Crazy    

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:53 | 2828649 hedgeless_horseman
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...mankind is a physical animal with biological limitations and nutritional needs tied to a million year evolution?

As Chris McDougall illustrates so well in his book, there is evidence to suggest that we are all born to run.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:31 | 2829431 SmackDaddy
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That book is dumb as fuck.  Distance running just teaches one to be slow.  I dont give a fuck how far you can run.  I'll catch you within my first 15 strides and rip you in half.  Vertical leap is the standard by which athleticism is measured.  Your wife is hot though....

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 01:15 | 2830945 BlackholeDivestment
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...LMAO, your offers did not speak to the point of order, but at least you did not disagree about how stupid running is. 

Here, because I love you, the late Arthur Jones beckons you. I will not post a link, you will need to make an effort, but here is a quote. Lol. 

Now, before somebody jumps to a wrong conclusion and assumes that I approve of either aerobic exercise or Kenneth Cooper, let me say that most aerobic-style exercises are worthless for any purpose, many of them are dangerous to the point of insanity and that Kenneth Cooper is a borderline idiot who knows less than nothing about productive exercise. Too strong, a rash statement? No, quite the contrary: in 1975, while I was conducting research at the U. S. Military Academy, West Point, Dr. Cooper sent two of his associates to West Point for the purpose of conducting an extensive battery of tests in order to evaluate the cardiovascular results of the exercises that our subjects were performing. But then, afterwards, Cooper was so surprised by the results that he not only refused to believe them but even refused to read them. 


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:08 | 2829305 i love cholas
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Enjoy your porsche that depreciating asset has its consequences.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 16:16 | 2829336 RunningMan
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Bravo. Running is the best medicine in the world. Trail running is the same medicine, with an added kick.

“You don't stop running because you get old, you get old because you stop running.”

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:45 | 2828102 55 men
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Tell that to the Packers. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:24 | 2828270 LMAOLORI
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Hey the Pack was robbed and people can't spend 24/7 worrying about our overlords robbing us

Replacement ref furor grows

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:18 | 2828534 MiltonFriedmans...
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Yeah, the Pack was robbed and the Nation is up and arms, but nary a mention of another bankster bailout just handed out by the Chairsatan, to the tune of 4trillion. At least it's only fiat.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:03 | 2828711 odatruf
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The chart is for Sunday night, not Monday.  That was Patriots vs Ravens.  The Pats blew it and now are looking up at most of the AFC.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:13 | 2828515 Arcturus
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With the Obam/Romney ticket we do know that a loser will be elcted this fall.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:19 | 2828543 MiltonFriedmans...
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I for one don't have a particular flavor of fecal mater.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:08 | 2827923 Deo vindice
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I wouldn't know what's on and what isn't, having chucked the TV about a dozen years ago.

If you could get people away from the TV sets for 1 year the whole program of disinformation by the elites would crumble.

People might even develop the ability of critical thinking and, who knows, even start to think for themselves. The charade of fiat currency, political incompetence and corruption, and so forth would actually then have to deal with a thinking citizenry.

It's not just what they are watching on TV, but in most cases the problem is that they watch TV.

The greatest problem in TV watching is not watching TV, but what you could be doing with that time that is more worthwhile.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:16 | 2827964 francis_the_won...
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You may have been correct prior to the advent of social media.  The amount of @#%^ articles that my so-called friends spew forth on Facebook makes TV seem harmless.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:28 | 2828023 Precious
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Professional sports worship.  The new old religion.  Bread and circuses.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:55 | 2828152 Raymond Reason
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Competition.  That is what we teach our youth.  Compete. Compete. Compete.  But what is the ultimate goal?  

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:37 | 2828621 pods
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The ultimate goal is winning.

"Losers are always whining about their best.  Winners go home and fuck the prom queen."


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:52 | 2828925 Raymond Reason
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I'm glad my daughters weren't prom queens. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:16 | 2827966 Jethro
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I dropped TV after my I kicked my ex-wife out of the house two years ago.  TV is a complete waste of time.  When I have company over, we aren't talking over noise, or distracted by some garbage on TV.  I read a lot more, and so do my kids.  Life is actually more worthwhile without that contraption.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:51 | 2828134 Raymond Reason
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Haha.  When my ex wasn't watching tv, she was using it as a night-light. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:52 | 2828139 Arnold Ziffel
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I never thought watching Perry Mason re-runs would make me look high brow...but there you have it.

But then again, I scored higher then 490 on my Verbal SATs.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:33 | 2828298 mojine
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I can't believe you scored higher THAN 490 on your verbal SAT.
Then again...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:40 | 2828345 Grinder74
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Your obviously more smarter then there scores.  Loose the attitude.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:22 | 2828558 MiltonFriedmans...
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Rumor has it that the next Oblablah executive order targets those with scores over500. Watch your back.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:34 | 2828313 bankruptcylawyer
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you know i wholly agree with you. and yet, internet and video game addiction seems to manifest in many people as well. 

the only real problem with television addiction is that there is 'news' on television. if only it were all mindless entertainment and 'news' were officially prohibited by the single government television station that censored every other station, we wouldn't have a problem of people pretending to have their own opinions. they would understand that these opinions were state sponsored.


and that my friends-----is the endgame. the quicker you push democracy into dictatorship, the quicker you push the stock market to follow the economy off of a cliff, the quicker you get to the social inflection point that you think you want to be at. 


i used to be in more of a rush to get there. don't worry, we'll get there. and it will be scarier than you think when we do. So until all the 'preppers' have their wet dreams come true, i will just appreciate the completely manufactured sense of normalcy that exists in our world. i'm 32. I believe in generational psychology and until the older generation is all but gone ( baby boomers all being dead or over 75 will occur in about 15 years) , there will not yet be the psychological momentum for a real political crisis. when i see people like henry kissinger stll doing the public rounds, i'm pretty certain we're a long way off from the deflation of our current psychological bubble. 


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:56 | 2827855 MillionDollarBonus_
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I am absolutely shocked at the lack of class, decency, intelligence and morality of the Zerohedge readership. Many of the comments reveal an astonishing level of ignorance on economic and political issues. It is painful to watch Zerohedgers trying desperately to make a coherent argument but each time failing miserably. Many of the commenters on this site fail to understand even the most elementary aspects of modern monetary and fiscal policy. Some of the comments seem to not only understand how the Federal Reserve system works, but also imply that there is some kind of elaborate conspiracy theory underlying the entire world economic system. How can I be expected to take these comments seriously when many of the commenters openly call for the abolishment of our Federal Reserve bank? 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:58 | 2827867 Death and Gravity
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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:35 | 2828054 Karl von Bahnhof
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Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:58 | 2827870 buckethead
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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!?!?!


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:01 | 2827879 GetZeeGold
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Not anymore.....the opening was the best part.....then they fired the guy.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:56 | 2828161 Mountainview
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You have to, the hockey players are here with us!!! ha.ha.ha...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:01 | 2827888 Deo vindice
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MDB - if your comments are sarcasm, you are brilliant.

If they are what you actually believe, you are, to put it politely, non-brilliant.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:06 | 2827908 Bartanist
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Based on this and prior comments, MDB is a fascist troll looking to rationalize an unjustifiable existence. The comments are not sarcasm. They are meant to enflame and polarize, giving absolutely no supporting substance to his remarks.

It is good to see ZHers not taking the bait.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:15 | 2827959 Dr. Richard Head
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MDB is indeed a master baiter......

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:29 | 2828026 imbtween
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The only people who take MDB's posts seriously are the ones who are worthy of taking MDB's posts seriously.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:31 | 2828033 MillionDollarBonus_
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I always back up my arguments with reason and evidence. This comment was just a simple observation of the ignorance on this site. However, given the lack of intellect of the zerohedge readers, I sometimes wonder whether I am wasting my time trying to present rational arguments and have productive discussions.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:35 | 2828051 goldfish1
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Clearly, you deserve those with an intellect approaching your own.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:47 | 2828109 Lord Blankcheck
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It's not OUR federal resevre.It is privately owned by the banks for the banks.And aproximately 70% of the debt owed is because of interest being charged by this private bank.

Also please tell me how sending hundreds of billions dollar in interest payments over seas helps the US economy?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:41 | 2828356 Grinder74
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Have you spent that milliondollarbonus yet?  Did you pay your fair share?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:48 | 2828391 Freewheelin Franklin
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Don't let the door hit you in the ass.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:49 | 2828663 Dina Strange
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I am not sure how calling someone "stupid or ignorant" is fact or reason. Especially when you call ALL zerohedgers as such. Regarding conspiracy theories. Those are not conspiracy theories, those are observations based on facts, such as supposedly free market economy is usurped by central bank, and its tentacles (other banks) that de facto control the whole economy by charging us usurious rates. On top of it the whole system is sinking in fraud, which became legalized business model where the few on the top get all the gains, while we on the bottom end up paying for it with our social services, educaiton, health care, wages, quality of live and future going down in flames.

Now those are words are nonsense. Besides, zerohedgers have good sense of humor...not that you noticed with your rational, productive set of mine. Go back to CNBC or Fox...get your facts there.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:24 | 2828801 ebworthen
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C'mon MDB, just one admission of your brilliant sarcasm, just one?

Then you can go back to denying it.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:39 | 2828066 TheCanadianAustrian
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It's really sad, and frankly quite pathetic, that people here continue to wonder whether he's serious. I guess some people just have a very limited pallete of humor.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:35 | 2828611 Overfed
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MDBs posts are sarcasm extrodinaire. Too bad they don't have a laugh track for our slower readers.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 01:25 | 2830953 dannyboy
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He has broken it once or twice i remember, but not often. I see him more like a stephen colbert than anything. But some of his stuff is absolutely classic!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:06 | 2827914 Mudja
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Your relentless sarcasm caused me to burst out laughing to the severe astonishment of my colleagues. Thank you sir.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:18 | 2827974 Jethro
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Heck, I still laugh about his Facebook IPO posts.  MDB is a master...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:17 | 2827945 Bartanist
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By the way, all you have to do to understand why people would call for an abolishment of the Federal Reserve is to look at the history of the United States of America and compare the economic performance with and without central banking. Stability of the currency, real economic growth and employment are all better without a central bank than with a central bank. The Fed has failed to prevent bubbles and busts, has failed to ensure employment and has failed to retain the value of the dollar. From the perspective of the people who expected it to do what it was SOLD to us as its responsibility, it has failed miserably.

What central banking has done very well, is put the control of the country in the hands of an evil and corrupt few who create money out of thin air for their own use and for the enslavement of others. That does not seem to be something worth retaining.

After 100 years, abolishing it would be painful, but it is better than another 100 years of slavery and crony capitalism.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:27 | 2828574 MiltonFriedmans...
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In other word, the Fed has been a tremendous success, all goals now accomplished.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:19 | 2827968 Mr. Regression
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Well, MDB it is a (relatively) free country.  I'd say that people are entitled to their opinions, and even their rants.  Why do you feel that you have to take them seriously?  Or that you're expected to?

In my very humble opinion I think that all of the rants that you see here are based in fear.  I happen to think that fear is absolutely justified.  The general public has been led to believe over the past 20 years especially, that central bankers know what they are doing.  They are "masters of the universe" if you will.  The results of FED or foreign central bank policy over the same period leads us to a far different conclusion.

When I look at the actions of the worlds central bankers, especially over the past 5 years I'm led to the following conclusion.  Either they are crazy, or economic and monitary conditions are far worse than the public has been led to believe.  I don't think they are crazy so there is only one other conclusion for me.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:24 | 2827991 steelhead23
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Ah, MDB, or is that Capt. Renault,  You do know that your reading audience (aka me) are kind of slow to get the joke.  It would help immeasurably if you would place a /sarc or similar at end so we get the joke.  Myself, I think ol' Benjamin Bernanke deserves a Nobel Prize - in idiocy.  No sarc intended.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:05 | 2828195 TheCanadianAustrian
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I really don't think you get it. His posts are like riddles. You're supposed to identify the subtle (and often not-so-subtle) clues that are peppered all over his posts that should (if you're sharp enough) leave you with absolutely no doubt about whether he's joking. MDB is putting people to the test so that we can all see who's smart enough to get it, and who's not. If he used a /sarc tag then that would defeat the whole point. His posts would be nothing more than obnoxious, unrealistic parodies of the Keynesian philosophy. And guess what? Any idiot can make fun of Keynesians speak. That's not what it's about. It's about making fun of people who aren't bright enough to pick up on even the most un-subtle giveaways in his post.

The point is that if you visibly question whether he's serious or not, congratulations! You fell for the trap and made a fool out of yourself. If you actually engage with and him and debate him as though he is serious, double congratulations! You demonstrated that you a raging moron.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:30 | 2828029 TheCanadianAustrian
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I know MDB, it can be so very hard. I mean, when you're trying to have an intelligent debate with someone, and they're telling you that the government can't keep interest rates low indefinitely, how do you respond to that kind of ignorance? Don't even get be started on ZeroHedgers constant bellyaching about their favorite fictitious bogeyman called "inflation". If money printing is such an inflation threat as they love to claim, why can I still buy a new car for under $20,000? Of course, when you confront them with this question, they'll try to spin some elaborate theory on how "fiat is in a bubble" and that somehow the fact that everyone is choosing to hoard dollars is magically keeping consumer prices low. I mean sure, higher money velocity does contribute to higher prices, but that doesn't mean that lower money velocity magically makes everything cost less. I mean, if that were the case, then why wouldn't people just go out and buy hard assets while they're supposedly "cheap"? The very fact that people aren't spending their money is evidence that the market is afraid of deflation, not inflation. And like so many greedy capitalists love to claim, "the market is always right". I guess the market is only right when it suits their crazy conspiracy theories.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:54 | 2828151 XitSam
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We don't "imply that there is some kind of elaborate conspiracy theory underlying the entire world economic system."

We clearly state it.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:39 | 2828326 WhiteNight123129
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MDB s objective is to get as many arrows up as down and create.... MDB= ENTANGLEMENT= TRUE AND FALSE AT THE SAME TIME!

MDB you must be working in the markets.... Now the part you think is false might be true, and vice and versa.




Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:59 | 2827873 Biosci
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This is the worst possible time for the NFL to be undermining the integrity of its product.  People might get disgusted and look up from their sofas.  That would be bad.  How long 'til the Fed gets involved in the NFL labor dispute?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:55 | 2827845 Clueless Economist
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The heck with Emmies/Football...Baby Boo Boo was at a baby pagent with the trailer park trash that is important

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:12 | 2827939 Jim in MN
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I thought Boo Boo was Yogi Bear's sidekick/cover man.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:50 | 2828129 takinthehighway
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I'm smarter than the average picnic basket...well, most days, anyway...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:44 | 2828372 Grinder74
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Boo Boo is to Yogi


Reggie is to Barack


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:57 | 2827854 Cash2Riches
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Spain is a ticking time bomb. It is going down the path of Greece, get the printing presses running ECB.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:05 | 2827866 slaughterer
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OT: AAPL is changing ownership today: HFs are selling to retail in little blocks. 


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:10 | 2827930 Oldballplayer
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But was it a NEW Bob's Burgers?  That would explain it.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:12 | 2827942 CPL
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Why not Zoidberg?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 14:02 | 2828706 PD Quig
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You know something is fucked up when President Jug-ears beats Bob's Burgers and Family Guy. I mean, who the fuck believes anything coming out of that pie hole anyway?

Now if they could get President Eye Candy to get in a pile with the girls on The View, THAT would be some serious entertainment. Can you even imagine Mr. Golf Links inserting his hot link into the various orifices of that gaggle? Prime Time Gold.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 00:38 | 2830913 Radical Marijuana
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Yeah, nothing wrong with entertainment, EXCEPT when there is nothing else providing an understanding of reality! Therefore, as the runaway debt slavery develops to the level of debt insanity, and the world approaches world war, enough Americans KNOW NOTHING, BUT POP CULTURE, and therefore, will once again to vote for more debt slavery, and more wars based on deceits, even after those have already been amplified to astronomical sizes.

Those sheeple will continue to pay for their own destruction! It is impossible to comprehend the magnitude of this tragedy ... It is not that football is entertaining that is the problem, is that most of the people who watch it are otherwise political idiots, and they want to stay that way ... They will finally pay the price, when the American economy collapses, and/or world war goes out-of-control!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:53 | 2827825 ghengis86
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Yeah, but did you see Sofia's ass??? Dayum!!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:55 | 2827838 LULZBank
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Who's Sofia? Where can I see her ass please?

Economic collapse can wait.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:58 | 2827863 Clueless Economist
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you don't want to see Loren's butt..all old and wrinkled

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:02 | 2827895 LULZBank
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ASSets in a bubble are always better than the ones in recession or deflation.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827827 BaBaBouy
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Priority GOLD...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827829 FL_Conservative
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Nothing like an informed and engaged electorate. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:57 | 2827861 kridkrid
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Which of the above listed shows would expect to "inform" the electorate? While I'll readily admit most people are simply idiots, let's not pretend that there is a great deal of truth-telling happening in 60 minutes.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:03 | 2827898 john39
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and why should anyone give a shit about choosing obama vs romney?  both controlled by the international banker cartel... the office of president is for show only anyway....  americans might be total idiots, but even they are smart enough to know (even if only subconsciously) that the system is a rigged joke.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:10 | 2827932 kridkrid
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Yup. It's there, just below the surface. The hive mind starting to wake up. Of course, we all know that it won't be allowed to happen, completely. Some game changing event will happen first.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:12 | 2827941 MsCreant
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I am so with you on this. Why watch any show about the presidential candidates? It is a puppet show and a distraction. ANY of the other shows are a better time investment. Not watching the tube at all is the very best possible time investment.

Posting this shows where priorities are, but if they were all watching it, that would scare me too.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:27 | 2828017 kridkrid
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For sure... It would scare me much more. I will tell you scary... My mother, a woman who showed no real interest in politics through my first 35 years of life, who if she had any opinions, mostly kept them to herself, or would speak out only to act as some sort of counterweight to my father's opinion... She has ompletely given her mind over to fox news. It is remarkable. It's always on in the background. She repeats the storylines as if they are her own. Fwiw... My mother-in-law channels MSNBC. And these two facts do NOT cancel each other out. They empower the system.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:52 | 2828676 MsCreant
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I hear you. My aunt and uncle, people who gave me some of the best stuff I have, are now avid FOX news watchers. They are so smart, that they follow this stuff and use things they have seen to back up points they want to make, well, words fail to convey how dismayed I am. Mass media is a disease.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:51 | 2828673 MiltonFriedmans...
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Smart enough to know? A very tiny fraction IMO. Through my discussions with my colleagues, I have discovered that even the most intelligent subset of the population doesn't want to see the truth. They prefer to keep their heads buried in the sand and continue to vote red or blue team.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:18 | 2828535 Mesquite
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Oops, just got another one...

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 00:40 | 2830916 Radical Marijuana
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Nothing else buy a little comedy relief on the horizon, which is why I often like to watch the FKN news, since reality is so horrible, there is nothing left but to laugh at it, rather than cry!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827830 Volaille de Bresse
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US of A. you're a nation of sheep... as is the rest of the Western world! Otherwise we would have already destroyed the banksters, right? 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:58 | 2827871 pods
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"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning. "

Henry Ford

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:12 | 2827946 Oldballplayer
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Whenever I tour the Mansions in Newport, RI I often wonder why the mobs did not burn those places to the ground.  It is where I had my first inkling of two things:  The world did run the way I thought it did.  And, it was where I realized just how fucked I am.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:44 | 2828093 pods
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Newport is like a dream compared to Providence where my mom grew up.  When she was there it was okay I guess. I went to visit grandpa as a kid and almost shit myself.

Incredible wealth disparity in RI.  


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:33 | 2828311 Urban Redneck
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Give the sheep what they want...  By the time they figure out who wrote it and what it actually means for them it will be too late. 

The Rights and Duties of the Individual

Article 12
Every citizen of ***** enjoys full rights to a constantly improving material, spiritual, and cultural life.

Every citizen of ***** is guaranteed a living.

All workers are the masters of their factories.

All peasants are the masters of the rice paddies and fields.

All other labourers have the right to work.

There is absolutely no unemployment in *****.

Article 13
There must be complete equality among all ***** people in an equal, just, democratic, harmonious, and happy society within the great national solidarity for defending and building the country together.

Men and women are fully equal in every respect.

Polygamy is prohibited.

Article 14 
It is the duty of all to defend and build the country together in accordance with individual ability and potential.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827831 xavi1951
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The DUH factor is here to stay!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:57 | 2827852 Winston Churchill
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You mean they are smoking weed as well ?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827833 Schmuck Raker
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If you don't watch TV you might be a terrorist.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827834 mick68
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Obama is God's judgment on a people desperately deserving it.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:59 | 2827876 kridkrid
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Listen to me. You have to consider the possibility that God doesn’t like you, he never wanted you. In all probability, he hates you. This is not the worst thing that can happen.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:12 | 2828220 Hedge Hog
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You Are Not Your Zerohedge Account

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:15 | 2827956 kridkrid
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That's retarded... It retards the conversation. God was rooting for McCain? Flocking retarded.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:00 | 2828175 XitSam
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So god gave us free will, then is mad at us when we use it?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827837 kliguy38
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Kondratieff Winter doesn't give a shit about the NFL or Idol......and baby itsa comin'

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:01 | 2828182 XitSam
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Fimbulwinter, bitchez!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:54 | 2827839 bankonthebust
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That is just because football is more real than any obama/romney conversation will ever be.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:56 | 2827847 GetZeeGold
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When football is over....I watch American idle.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:57 | 2827856 Meatballs
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Not lately. 

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:15 | 2827961 MsCreant
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Dunno. The replacement officials are making football look like a Democratic or Republican convention, you know, where it is clear one thing happened but they ignore it for the outcome they want to see...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:56 | 2827850 Pants McPants
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I've overheard no fewer than three separate conversations about replacement referees this morning at work.  If people cared about their jobs half as much as they cared about a controversial TD call perhaps the US would be on more solid footing, I don't know.

Of course I'm not much better, having taken the time to write a comment.  Irony is a bitch.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:14 | 2827955 Deo vindice
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You are better. You took time to produce a thoughtful comment on the idiocy of the situation.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:56 | 2827851 First There Is ...
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Even mentally castrated Americans know this election cycle has no bearing on the direction this debauched country takes. We are fucked regardless of the outcome. Vote all you want - flight plan doesn't change. So, get drunk and watch a pack of mid double digit IQ neanderthals try to decapitate one another for 7.5M a year.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:41 | 2828084 ParkAveFlasher
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Man vs. Mandrill. 

NBC, make it happen.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:55 | 2828691 MiltonFriedmans...
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Every decaying empire needs it's bread and circuses.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:57 | 2827857 toady
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But now even the NFL is in play. The debates better clarify what each candidate would do about the zebras or they will be a complete waste of time!

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:57 | 2827858 101 years and c...
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the rest of america was playing with their brand-spanking new iPhone 5 and reordering all their gadgets since all their old gadgets are no long compatible.


Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:57 | 2827862 irie1029
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I am certainly not getting my news from MSM and Fuck Football and the left coast enema awards.  Chillin and grillin is my Sunday. Now if Gary Johnson were on I would dial in for that.

I agree with your premise most Americans are stupid wehn it comes to priorities.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:58 | 2827865 The Axe
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I Am surprised Pres. Obama hasn't hired NFL refs for a Czar position in his cabinet...

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 10:59 | 2827877 notadouche
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I thought the Obama/Romney was the Sunday night sitcom.  Or I guess it's more like a tragic comedy.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:07 | 2827878 Dr. Engali
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There has been so much bullshit over the past few years that Americans have completely tuned everything out. They know both side are full of shit and that it's a waste of time listening to them. Unfortunately that makes Americans ripe for the slaughter.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:01 | 2827884 CVfriendship
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Nothing wrong with that. We need an escape. Sports provide that for many. Entertainment, you never know exactly how it's going to end.  Presidential's not going to be status quo-keeping regardless of who's elected...which sucks, but at least there's football.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:02 | 2827894 HD
HD's picture

Can you blame them? Why tune in to watch politicians lie, spin and pander?

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:04 | 2827900 mr1963
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Let's be honest, softball, scripted questions with scripted answers does not an interview make. I think it shows the american electorate is smart enough to know they'll learn nothing more from a CBS interview of the candidates than they did before, and chose not to waste their time.

The "networks" long ago became irrelevant when it comes to anything politics, they're hacks firmly in control of the liberal democrats.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:04 | 2827903 marz929
Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:08 | 2827922 kito
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intrade has obama at 71%.....................

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 12:07 | 2828204 Dr. Engali
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Welcome to soundbite nation...anything longer than 10 seconds and America's stop paying attention.......we are fooked.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 13:43 | 2828644 Overfed
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That just shows how fucked we are, and on so many levels.

Tue, 09/25/2012 - 11:04 | 2827904 Nobody For President
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Shit - I wasted Sunday night reading ZH.

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