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Guest Post: The Global Spring

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Submitted by Michael Krieger of Libery Blitzkrieg blog,

My hands are tied
The billions shift from side to side
And the wars go on with brainwashed pride
For the love of god and our human rights
And all these things are swept aside
By bloody hands time can’t deny
And are washed away by your genocide
And history hides the lies of our civil wars

D’you wear a black armband
When they shot the man
Who said “peace could last forever”
And in my first memories
They shot Kennedy
I went numb when I learned to see
So I never fell for Vietnam
We got the wall of D.C. to remind us all
That you can’t trust freedom
When it’s not in your hands
When everybody’s fightin’
For their promised land
And

I don’t need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin’ soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain’t that fresh
I don’t need your civil war

- Guns and Roses “Civil War

The Tipping Point
Serfdom has simply been pushed too far.  Globally.  What we are about to witness, incredibly, is not just a change in the way that one or two countries or even a specific region of the world operates.  No, what we are about to witness is a complete transformation globally, a change that I believe will be incredibly positive and will ultimately free us from the shackles upon the minds of humanity as a species.  The internet has allowed us to connect with one another in a manner never before possible, and this tool has permitted us to blast through the lies of the global elite that is desperately trying to hang on to control.  Whether it was the intention from the outset or not, what globalization has created is a very small class of incredibly wealthy people that are extraordinarily corrupt as a group and also above the law.  They are able to hide enormous amounts of money.  They are able to insider trade.  They are able to deal drugs.  They can do whatever they want, yet if anyone below them does the same they are prosecuted in a manner that resembles Medieval torture.

Many people say to me, “but Mike, aren’t things always corrupt, hasn’t it always been this way?”  To this I answer yes and no.  Of course within any complex societal and political structure there will be elements of corruption.  This is obvious.  However, there are cycles of corruption and degrees.  At some point, particularly toward the end of a cycle where globalization creates this “super corrupt class” of individuals roaming the planet doing as they please with us pawns, you reach a tipping point.  That tipping point has already been reached.  What we are witnessing now all over the world are merely the effects of that tipping point clashing with the corrupt global elite that refuses to budge an inch and reform even though it is in their best interest to do so.  No, they are so arrogant and criminal after decades of doing what they please with zero consequences they would rather attempt to implement a global police state rather than deal with the nightmare of their actions and make the world a better place.  Therefore, it is up to us, as a species, to reclaim what is our birthright.  Freedom.

As I wrote the other day on twitter, what we have today is not Socialism or Capitalism, it is Ponzism.  I am talking on a global level.  Basically every country and every region.  The biggest pitfall we must avoid as a species is allowing the global power structure to pit us against one another.  These guys don’t fight wars, they send you to fight them.  Don’t fall for it.  Their number one trick once things get bad within their own nations is to attempt to create a war.  This checks two very important boxes for them.  First, it creates a distraction for the general public and even makes them think that they are part of a team that needs to be cheered.  It’s like a big football game but with thousands or millions dying on the field.  Second, it allows the government to do pretty much anything they want in the name of “winning the war” or “national security.”  This is exactly why the “war on terror” was the perfect war for a kleptocratic elite.  It is a war with no end, so theoretically they can constantly claim war as an excuse for taking away civil liberties.  The problem for them at the moment though is that the American people are waking up to this scam.  Therefore, a larger and much deadlier war is in their best interests.  If it is in their best interest you can be sure it is in our worse interests. Therefore, we must do everything we can to prevent it.

 

The Global Spring  
When the “Arab Spring” broke out early last year, many simply took it to be an outburst of rage and frustration from a region that has been shackled by autocratic regimes, lack of economic opportunity and cultural stagnation.  While it was the surge in global food prices that catalyzed the event that we now refer to as the Arab Spring, what I think was under appreciated and continues to be, is that fact that this was merely the first major outburst in what is certain to be a Global Spring.  The world’s population centers in general are increasingly able to identify with the frustration of those in the Middle East, so far removed from our psyches just a decade or so ago.  The most important thing for us all to realize is that there is another way.  We have infinite potential as a species to create, innovate and evolve.  We just need to collectively remove the gigantic jackboot from our face.

The number of events happening at the moment that provide evidence of the emerging Global Spring are almost too many to keep track of, but in the following paragraphs I will try.  I assume that most everyone reading this piece is aware of these events, but what I am trying to do is explain my thesis that all of them are essentially related to the same theme.  A massive global uprising against the current status quo and the economic and political systems that it has put in place.  People are becoming increasingly aware that these systems are run by the few and for the few, and the boiling point is being reached.  Community by community and nation by nation.  Let’s start with China.

 

China
Unless you have been living under an economic rock for the past six months, you are aware that China is in the midst of a serious economic slowdown.  As I have said for years and continue to say, this is not a small bump in the road.  This is a major contraction.  Similar to the U.S., China had a choice in the 2008 slowdown.  They could have taken the hit and moved toward measures to rebalance the economy away from an over emphasis on investment and construction spend and toward consumption, but they did nothing of the sort.  Rather, they doubled down on their prior mistakes and mal-investments in an epic bet on the ponzi economy.  After a brief sugar high, this has now failed.

So with the economy back in steep decline, the authorities fear pumping massive stimulus in as they did four years prior due to their justifiable fears of sparking rampant inflation.  Meanwhile, thanks to social networking, citizens have become more aware of the incredible corruption and theft of their leadership, whether in the political or business world.  They are increasingly acting out about it and it is becoming so blatant that even China’s legendary control of media is unable to direct the plot.  The most recent outburst came from the Foxconn (a major supplier to Apple) factory in Taiyuan, China which employs 79,000 people.  While details are sketchy, most accounts point to the riot, which reportedly involved 2,000 people, being sparked by a fight between security guards and workers.  From the Washington Post:

When guards beat up workers from Shandong province, others from the same region fought back, igniting a full-fledged riot, according to the news agency’s (China News Service) account.  

 

The young migrant workers whose labor has fueled much of the growth of China’s economy and the global manufacturing sector have begun to change in demographics and desires. That labor pool is shrinking, according to experts, as workers from China’s provinces have become better educated and hold higher expectations for their lives.

 

Foxconn, in particular, has drawn attention in recent years because of its connection to Apple and the increasingly visible signs of unhappiness among its workers. A string of employee suicides in 2010 pushed the company to install netting to catch jumpers and take other steps.

Anyone think this is an isolated event?  Didn’t think so.  While this is the most high profile riot as of late, the New York Times in its coverage of the incident wrote:

Many of the protests this year appear to be related to the country’s economic slowdown, as employees demand the payment of overdue wages from financially struggling companies, or insist on compensation when money-losing factories in coastal provinces are closed and moved to lower-cost cities in the interior. 

Of course, China’s leadership was well aware of all of this before the Foxconn incident came onto the scene, so what is a good authoritarian regime to do?  Well, you attempt to direct the rage and angst to an outside enemy.  In this case Japan.  Zerohedge has a great report on the anti-Japanese violence and hatred that burst onto the scene recently.  The link to their piece Postcards from a Furious China really says it all.

 

Europe
Like the Middle East, the Southern countries of Europe have been in and out of rage now for almost two years.  The most recent explosions onto the streets of Greece and Spain are particularly disturbing since the inept clownish leadership on the Continent had supposedly “solved” the crisis for the third time just a few weeks ago.  Or was it the fourth time?  Really, who’s counting anymore…

Let’s start with Spain.  While Greece is still on fire, Spain is where the real action is due to the size of its economy and the importance it has to the political EU hacks.  Not only were there enormous protests this week in the capital Madrid in reaction to austerity measures, but there is also a very significant secession movement picking up steam in Catalonia.  This isn’t about leaving the euro, this is about leaving Spain!  For those that aren’t aware of Spanish geography, Catalonia is the wealthiest region in Spain and it is where Barcelona is located.  First, we saw enormous protests in Catalonia about a month ago, which I covered here.  Now we see that last night the regional parliament approved a referendum on independence that will apparently be voted on during regional elections on November 25.  Reuters covers the story here.

While this is hugely important, let’s not overlook the massive demonstrations in Madrid this past week.  I will let this powerful video below do the talking.  Draghi says “the euro is irreversible.”  Don’t make me laugh.

 

 

Now let’s talk Greece.  I think a lot of people brushed off this week’s protests as “oh it’s just the Greeks in the streets again.”  This is a mistake.  These demonstrations were different and here is why.  From the UK’s Guardian:

In a departure from other mass protests, members of the police force, army, navy and judicial system joined public and private sector employees on the streets. One police officer, who preferred not to give his name, said the Greek state “should feel deep shame” at imposing cuts on the very people whose protection it sought.

Once the people that are being paid to defend the regime start opposing the regime it is game over.  It appears we are there in Greece.  Full article here.

 

The Middle East
I’m not going to spend too much time on this region since it is already so dominant in the news.  That said, if you think that the incident in Benghazi where U.S. ambassador Stevens was murdered and the huge protests that just took place in Pakistan are related to some crappy hate video, rather than us dropping drone bombs on their heads every day and intervening militarily in their countries consistently, you need to turn off the T.V. for a couple of hours.  Pretty much all political structures in the Middle East will be rapidly transformed within the next five years in my opinion, and while the U.S. will attempt to insert its own puppets in power, this strategy will not be successful.  The petro-dollar is indeed in its last days whether we like it or not.

 

The United States
This is the big one of course.  While we have seen outbursts from the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street movements ever since the banker coup of 2008, these movements have not been as sustained as demonstrations in other parts of the world.  This is about to change.  I am firmly of the view that the Obama Administration has pulled out every  trick in the book in order to get reelected this year, and that this strategy will probably succeed.  What I think the vast majority of people voting for him as well as investors fail to comprehend is that once this guy gets in and doesn’t need to worry about getting reelected he will leave everyone outside of his puppet masters out in the cold.  You think he has been bad for the poor and middle class so far via his inflationary policies?  Well you haven’t seen anything yet.  I believe there is a decent chance he will push “austerity” on the public as soon as he is reelected.  All the suckers that voted for him will be up in arms and the only ones that will be protected, as usual, will be the crony capitalists that own him.  Even if he doesn’t do this, his other option is merely to keep spending and force The Bernank to print more money.  The cost of living will surge and the poor and middle class will get crushed no matter what.  I covered this in my recent piece “2013: When Money Printing Meets Supply Constraints.”  The American Spring will get going in 2013.

 

Just Say No…to War
The writing is on the wall folks.  The global economy is headed back down into depths that will prove worse than 2008, and this time no amount of money printing and propaganda will be enough to hold things together.  TPTB know this.  We need to remember that this isn’t just a battle between the masses within our distinct nations and the 0.01% of oligarchs that have used the past four years to harvest more of our wealth.  This is also a battle between humans collectively and themselves.  We need to grow up as a species and take charge of our destiny.  We need to stop falling for their tricks and fighting their stupid wars while they hide in their castles, parliaments and skyscrapers.  The first thing we need to do is say no.  No more.  It’s time to evolve.

 

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Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:14 | 2846916 davidsmith
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And if it's Ponzism today, can Nazism be far behind?  Ask Greenspan, Rubin,....I'm so sorry for Jews.  If you checked up on some of the nut job sites, you would see what an explosion of anti-semitism is going on.  If they only knew what's about to hit them....

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:17 | 2846921 The Shootist
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You haven't visited this site very long, have you?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:19 | 2846925 THX 1178
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Debtors win during a hyperinflation. Hyperinflation means debt jubilee. Not a debt jubilee in the trditional sense, but money is so INSANELY plentiful that EVERYONE can pay back their debts. Then we can return to a gold standard with no debt. And begin anew. If you knew WHEN hyperinflation was goin to happen, what would you do? MAX OUT YOUR CREDIT CARD!!! So Why is 16 Trillion in debt a bad thing? Aren't we just getting our bang for our buck. We'll pay it off with 16 loaves of bread. www.RoadtoRoota.com

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:44 | 2846998 clymer
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to use a generic moniker like davidsmith is bad enough. To read a thought provoking article, and then insert anti-semitism in your post as though anti-semitism might actually be linked with the article, or people that would be associated with such an article, is both misleading and ..paranoid or disingenuous, can't figure out which.

 

 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:46 | 2847002 The Shootist
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I tire of it.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:34 | 2847140 3rdgrader
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Cops beating kids will teach  them to embrace their slaveitude gratefully and worship the bankers for the gods that they truly are

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:58 | 2847190 markmotive
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Bourgeoisie vs Proletariat part II. The ultimate problem with free market capitalism is that it tends to end up as manipulated fascism or something similar. We may start as equals but how long does this really last? Once certain successful capitalists corner a market and gain disproportionate wealth they want to protect their status with disproportionate power. They give just enough to keep the peasants from rioting.

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2010/03/15/bourgeoisie-vs-proletariat/

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:14 | 2847217 3rdgrader
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U overcomplicate things. The problem is the Government prints Trillions and Trillions of dollars that go into the Politicians pockets because we do not exercise our 2nd amendment rights to shoot them. Too bad the stupid cops stand in our way. Too bad our Homeland Security and Military brass have been bought off too. Say hello to FEMA camps and forced labor.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:19 | 2847228 kridkrid
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No, he has it about right and your post sounds moronic.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:04 | 2847300 jeff montanye
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it does sound moronic but a bit of it resonates.  imo the money line in the post is "What we are witnessing now all over the world are merely the effects of that tipping point clashing with the corrupt global elite that refuses to budge an inch and reform even though it is in their best interest to do so. "  with the emphasis on the last clause: even though it is in their best interest to do so.  fdr and his backers at least knew that much.  this is the real revolution.  get ready.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 00:43 | 2847448 Problem Is
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+1 Jeff...

Wow, Some one who actually read the article and is analytically responding to the text...

The Fallacy of Sloganeering and the False Dichotomy
As opposed to the previous Einsteins who are simply spewing the fallacy of the false dichotomy aka the left/right, commie/kapital, bourgeoisie/proletariat, Tory/Labor, ass hole corporate Republican/ass hole corporate Democrat moronic world view, ranting in the same old tiring mantras that mean nothing and waste the Serfdom's time...

Serfdom: You the Serfs
You make your own chains from such an infinitesimally small awareness horizon....

STFU with your left/right loser crap, read the article, try for once to drop the sloganeering,   think and respond to the text like Jeff...

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:35 | 2848275 DaddyO
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Your eyes are open, Grasshopper!

DaddyO

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 11:01 | 2848364 Peterus
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These horizons are made smaller in schools and the chain forging starts there. Child must be tought that some rules apply to serfs and can never be broken, but when The State does the same thing, but called another way - it is virtue.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:56 | 2847393 CrockettAlmanac.com
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The ultimate problem with free market capitalism is that it tends to end up as manipulated fascism or something similar.

 

Freedom does not lead to slavery. A lack of freedom leads to slavery. Basic.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 03:17 | 2847569 AnAnonymous
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Usually, that is a lack of means to sustain freedom that leads to slavery but hey, US citizenism is as US citizen does.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 04:15 | 2847598 merizobeach
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Oh, Fuckwit-troll, you're back!  We really missed you last week!  I mean, really, we did; we missed you so much, I'm going to give you another chance to jump in on the fun: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/postcards-furious-china

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:54 | 2848336 Peterus
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It "tends to"? But is it the private power that is growing, or government that is displacing it?

USA had tiny public sector at start, when it was almost "capitalistic".  Now it is 43% govt spending to GDP. From just a little egg of socialism monster grew. Now, how can you blame the capitalism that was being eaten and ignore guys with guns that devoured free exchange and in almost half of the space built for themselves this huge machine of redistribution and violence?

BTW to corner a market you go get yourself a regulation.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 08:25 | 2847828 aint no fortuna...
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I remember the 60's when people went out on the streets and stopped an unjust, immoral, obscene war. Some of them went to jail and some of them died. Now those very same people, and 200 million more, sit at PC's chitchatting about which pathological liar will win in November and exhanging "likes" and recipes on Facebook. The people they're supporting now are the people they would have been out on the streets fighting 45 years ago. I see NOBODY in this country who really wants to go out on the streets where this new war against the criminal elites and their ponzi will have to be won. IT WILL NOT BE WON IN CHATROOMS. IT WILL DIE IN CHATROOMS. Even OWS, with good hearts but tragically flawed and dispersed agendas, have gone home. Until and unless people here in the states are willing to fight and if need be die for their liberty, nothing will change.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:24 | 2847105 THX 1178
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You got the wrong guy.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:25 | 2847113 clymer
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Wha? don't think so. I named him

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:28 | 2847122 THX 1178
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Oh, i thought you were responding to me... carry on.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:54 | 2847020 A Lunatic
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FAIL

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:25 | 2847111 THX 1178
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Please do go on. Seriously, I would like to be shown how/why I'm wrong if I am... improve my character. improve me as a person.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:16 | 2847221 A Lunatic
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You have completely overlooked thousands of years of human nature in your hyper-inflationary collapse fantasy for starters. We will never return to the gold standard. The only place you would even see that many loaves of bread all at once under such circumstances is at the annual White House Christmas party, to which I highly doubt you would be invited.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:14 | 2847317 THX 1178
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This is not an explanation. Just a series of assertions. Terrible. I can't believe anyone would ever consider this an explanation. Try again.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:15 | 2847320 jeff montanye
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you may well be right about a return to the gold standard but you are demonstrably wrong about hyper inflationary fantastics in human history.  please check out http://www.amazon.com/This-Time-Different-Centuries-Financial/dp/0691152...  this is no joke.  the dollar was lucky, as was the pound.  it does not last forever.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_IftBsE6HM

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 00:47 | 2847457 Problem Is
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And now we know why Jeff can analytically respond to you with logically valid reasoning...

He reads books... History books...

You fallacy ridden Fuck-Tards learn anything?

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 22:41 | 2879682 MeelionDollerBogus
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history shows fiat fails then nations return to gold and silver. always. hard currency wins the day. That's thousands of years of history. Hyperinflation is an even bigger push as people have no faith in any currency their government / bank issued.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:31 | 2847134 centerline
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The timing aspect of it would imply you get run over.  Your debts might become trivial, but does it really matter so much when your income can't keep up with everything else you need.  Being a slave to one's job will take on a whole new meaning.  Hopefully maxing out the card would done to buy PM's, food, etc.  Debtors who can survive the event win... maybe.  The rest get bum rolled along the way.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:45 | 2847164 THX 1178
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Yeah, I agree. A lot of people will get fleeced... and even worse. It seems to me Putin is buying those PMs and China too. Turkey as well.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:55 | 2847182 centerline
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I worry about getting fleeced myself - but I worry even more about the other people getting fleeced and turning violent.  I just can't imagine this ends well considering the state of our welfare-bred, entitled, brainwashed, densensitized and well-armed masses.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 06:17 | 2847581 Urban Redneck
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Debtors LOSE in a hyperinflationary environment, by the virtue (or lack therof) that caused them to become debtors in the first place.  Everyone basically LOSES in a hyperinflationary except those with significant deployed capital in businesses which can increase prices to match the decline in purchasing power of the currency.  Farmers, Tradesmen, and bureaucrats can scrape buy and eat, but they are not "winners".  The vast majority of society is ADDICTED TO CONSUMPTION (regardless of whether they excessively consume food or iCrap, they will exhibit a propensity to spend at ever increasing prices, and rack up ever increasing debt).  These people would be UTTERLY FUCKED with significant inflation, yes the fixed rate portion of the old debt might be easier to pay off, but this ignores the NEW DEBT.  To effectively survive a hyperinflation, one must first break the addiction to unnecessary CONSUMPTION.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 06:33 | 2847661 Ghordius
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I don't disagree, but be careful, in the Weimar Hyperinflation labour belonged to your group of "those with significant deployed capital". of course we are talking of renting, investment-free, savings-free, hand-to-mouth German Socialist labourers working in factories producing goods in an environment where full-employment allowed them to consume beer in previously unheard quantities... but they were quite happy and their demands where met. oh, and their union leaders where assassinated in the tune of one to two hundreds a year

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 06:42 | 2847672 Urban Redneck
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That was poorly worded...

Before the inflation begins rising in earnest, excess capital needs to be converted from cash (which the central bank debases) into tangible assets or equity backed by tangible assets, which can either 1) provide a revenue stream whose growth keeps up with the inflation, or 2) can sold be for a gain at a later date which exceeds both the debasement of the medium of exchange and the carrying cost of the asset.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 04:50 | 2847616 123dobryden
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The believe that hyperinflation will be e debt jubille, it will wash away the debt a debtors will be allowed to walk away with the free lunch is wide spread....What I think, that there is no way this will apply for general public as these folks will first be striped of all their remaining wealth...what you are suggestin may only be true in case of well connected elite and sovereings

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 22:37 | 2879663 MeelionDollerBogus
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bzzzt wrong.

Money is only insanely plentiful to the printers. To everyone else money is scarce and prices are high.

There is no debt jubilee. Those who are underpaid starve. Those who owe debts will have their property taken by force.

If you refuse the force they execute you.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:26 | 2846946 CH1
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You haven't visited this site very long, have you?

Evidently not, but the "cry Jew at every opportunity" guys are usually paid trolls. Very little can derail a conversation better.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:40 | 2847361 Harbanger
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Nothing can derail the truth brothers, embrace it.  We are entering a new age.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:53 | 2847386 Hugh G Rection
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It's a bull market for the hasbarist troll, submit applications today!

http://www.hasbarafellowships.org/about-us/employment-opportunities

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 00:49 | 2847460 Problem Is
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Nice avatar, Hugh...

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 01:48 | 2847515 the tower
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It works both ways, many Jewish organizations pay politicians to cry Muslim at any opportunity.

Wilders in the Netherlands receives millions  from the Jewish Defence League to cry Muslim, Muslim, Muslim.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:32 | 2846963 Gully Foyle
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The Shootist

Fuck dude on any given day anywhere from half to two thirds posters are paid to support everything from guilt by association to Gold sales.

Regarding the article, give it a decade and get back to me.


Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:38 | 2847151 3rdgrader
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more like 9 out of 10 posters...

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:10 | 2847209 pods
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I was going to pimp my anarchist club, but nobody could agree on my compensation and we soon disbanded.

pods

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:43 | 2847257 BKbroiler
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cuz your mascot was unoriginal. anarchy and modern day libertarianim aren't so far apart, It's basically about being left alone to do as one pleases under a fairly vague "common law" approach.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:44 | 2847325 kridkrid
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When you have 90 minutes, and if you are interested, here is a good video debate on the very subject.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2gK2xB9F9Ag

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:02 | 2847296 Chuck Walla
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Fuck dude on any given day anywhere from half to two thirds posters are paid to support everything from guilt by association to Gold sales.

Not me, I'm here to sell Kirby vacuums.

FORWARD SOVIET!

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 00:06 | 2847409 Hugh G Rection
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The information age is a bitch.

 

http://www.911missinglinks.com/

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:26 | 2846947 buzzsaw99
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troll

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:26 | 2846948 FeralSerf
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Those "Jews" you feel so sorry for are not really Jews.  They are imposters.  They are Ashkenazi Eastern Europeans.  They do not have anymore Semitic ethnicity than the average Englishman.   They are the most anti-Semitic bunch racists on the planet.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:44 | 2846997 Totentänzerlied
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I'm confused. I have 50% Ashkenaz Eastern European - and incidentally, 50% English/Irish - ancestry, but I'm not anti-Semitic. Am I not a real Jew? Who are the real Jews? I don't really care, as long as they're not Talmudists or Zionists (of which there are far, far more among the world Protestant population than among the world Jewish population however it is defined).

[Unfortunately the Khazar hypothesis is highly dubious at best.]

"I know the blasphemy of them that say they are Jews and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." (Rev. 3:9) Uh-oh!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:52 | 2847015 FeralSerf
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The real Jews are the Sephardim.   They actually have Semitic ethnicity, not that that should even matter in the 21st Century.  So no, you are not a "real Jew" anymore than I am.

Was the 50% Kazarian on your mother's side?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:30 | 2847133 clymer
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globalists aint jews, or germans, or gentiles or any such designation. Merely control freaks with a brain-washed sense of mission

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:43 | 2847365 Randall Cabot
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Nope, they're jews along with a few flunkies and frontmen.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:45 | 2847372 Anusocracy
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To a wild animal, people are just resources for its survival.

To the elites, people are just resources for their survival.

The elites are animals, they are misshapen humans.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:51 | 2847382 Hugh G Rection
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* Rev 2:9

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:27 | 2847332 Monedas
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Take heart my good man !   Think of the Jews as the Road Runner and the Muslims as Wiley Coyote !

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 00:02 | 2847401 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Why did the Road Runner attack the USS Liberty for two hours with machine gun and rocket fire despite the presence of the US flag which was destroyed and then replaced with an even bigger US flag?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:49 | 2847341 Hugh G Rection
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double poststein

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:56 | 2847390 Anusocracy
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The Jewish people have been getting whacked for a very long time.

They are basically high-function Gypsies, and whatever country hosts them eventually tires of their shenanigans.

Some day they will wise up.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 00:03 | 2847405 Hugh G Rection
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Hence the need for the Balfour Declaration, and a private State for the Rothschild banking syndicate.  Can't very well live in Germany, when you have more wealth than 4 sovereign countries. 

I don't give a shit what magic sky wizard someone supposedly prays to, the blame needs to be on the banking cartel and its lackeys.

Rothschild, Rockefeller, Morgan, Warburg, Schiff, et al...

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:47 | 2847376 Hugh G Rection
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I wonder if a mongoloid like davidsmith can distinguish Judaism from Zionism?  Ever hear of Rabbi Weiss, or Norman Finkelstein?

 

Lots of Jews speak out against Zionism, and the war crimes/genocide/atrocities committed by the Rothschild, apartheid, terrorist State of Israhell.

 

Two influential men with Jewish heritage, Dr. Pieczenik and Dr. Alan Sabrosky, have made it abundantly clear 9/11 was a Mossad Operation with help from dual citizen traitors embedded in our own Government.

 

Idiots that don't understand the lunacy of the Likudnik Ashkenazi Zionists, rely on ad hominem attacks with their preferred term "anti semite".  Political Zionism controls our media, banking, and political systems.  They use religion as a cover, forever hiding behind the holocaust as carte blanche to rape and pillage the world.

 

Thu, 10/11/2012 - 22:33 | 2879649 MeelionDollerBogus
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http://youtu.be/bCw-oWp1wf8
The IDF is the new Nazi army. They execute Palestinian children as racists every day.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:16 | 2846918 centerline
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Good post.  Thanks.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:21 | 2846938 DeadFred
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Felt warm and fuzzy but I didn't see any mention of Homeland Security's hollow-point purchases. Maybe I missed it, I did skim parts. They won't let go easily and a billion hollow-points can make a lot of hamburger.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:35 | 2847142 centerline
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Isn't it something like 1.6 billion now?  Just little warmer and fuzzier each day.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:34 | 2846968 CH1
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Best line in the article: It’s time to evolve.

Amen.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:25 | 2847108 toady
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The shit that's coming is so messed up that I'm usually hyper-focuses on prepping, but every once in a while I'll think how great it would be if we could just evolve beyond this shit.

I usually get stuck in the star trek model, no money, food that pops out of a machine on demand, 100% employment, or at least everyone looks busy...

How do we lose all these messed up systems and move forward?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:32 | 2847137 clymer
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haha, i'm with you bro

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:32 | 2847138 centerline
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No way around the pain I think.  One can hope though that we finally learn something and can really take the next logic step towards that Star Trek future.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:11 | 2847210 DeadFred
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Don't forget the attractiveness of a green Orion slave woman.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSgG5M6ANn8

 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:26 | 2847239 toady
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Did you see the green chick in that last movie?

DAYMN!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:50 | 2847250 CH1
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How do we lose all these messed up systems and move forward?

We stop living their way and start developing our own way.

We drop out of what they control, let people call us weird, and get busy with the new and the unapproved.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:18 | 2847323 prains
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But remember FEMA is a four letter word

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:36 | 2847350 knukles
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As Joe Biden promised, Free Enemas ...

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 06:05 | 2847641 stuckonarock
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"How do we lose all these messed up systems and move forward?"

 

One way to move forward whilst not knowing how to move forward:

Do not move backward !  Do not accept intimidation, control and brainwashing. Turn off the TV for a few days, turn off the power in your house for a day then ou will understand what it will be like if you have to try and live without it.  Turn over some of your garden and plant some seeds, TRY AND SPEND MONEY LOCALLY and become friends with  your local producers, start educating your children with what you know and understand in your hearts to be true, take your lives back and draw a line in the sand that you will never allow yourself to be pushed over!  keep your family and loved ones safe behind it and if any aspects of the existing system attempt to cross the line DEFEND IT WITH YOUR LIVES.  The new awakened system will come into existence as a network of like minded individuals across the globe, like a butterfly from a chrysalis, the caterpillar is slowly dying, the butterfly has already formed. 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:39 | 2847358 Curt W
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It’s time to evolve.

Evolution involves either random mutation that gives an advantage, or is the result of planned breeding.

since there are 7 billion people and it would seem even the ugliest people on the planet are breeding, any evolving will be not for the better, we will eventually all be the same brown homogenous, ugly people.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 21:09 | 2850423 Sparkey
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Evolve or die, that is the choice we face, things must be bad if the species wants to do a Lemming and run into the `figurative` Sea and drown, death being deemed perferable to the stress of existence in the present insecurity!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:17 | 2846920 buzzsaw99
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oh sure, the greek cops are willing to bash people's brains in as long as they get paid but once that stops it is the paymasters who should feel shame. suck it long suck it hard greek nazi police thugs.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:02 | 2846999 Umh
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The police are always amoung the last to keep being paid in a collapse. We will do without trash pickup and other services that cities need to have to function long before the police are asked to work without pay.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:30 | 2847132 toady
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What about Camden?

I think it's really the military that is the last group being paid.

The police & the military are pretty much the same thing anyway ....

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:41 | 2847156 3rdgrader
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Police, Military and Bankers are the same thing

fixed

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:13 | 2847215 DeadFred
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Unless they are trying to raise your taxes, then police and fireman cuts are up front and center.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:39 | 2847032 Al Gorerhythm
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They're not police. They're bought and paid for stand-over merchants.  The bottom line is; "they're just doing their jobs". The dumbest of the dumb are probably thumping their colleague's sister. 

I don't understand the mass herding instinct here. Why don't they just mob the thugs?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:03 | 2847282 Bawneee Fwank
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Heroes … Not

http://ericpetersautos.com/2012/09/29/heroes-not/

"orders are orders

And it is no great leap to go from abusing your fellow man in a small way to doing it in a big way. The principle of the thing is what matters. And the principle is now very well-established indeed.

The rest is merely follow-up. A cop who will pull a gun on you for refusing to wear a seatbelt will do much worse when the time comes. When he is ordered to.

When the law demands it.

So, what sort of man volunteers for such work? Who chooses to enforce the law – whatever the law happens to be?

The answer is – must be – a thug. A person who is both unthinking – and brutal. But worse than merely a thug. Because a mere thug beats you up because he wants your money – or just for the pure sick joy of it. But what sort of person does the same things because he’s told to do them? Who does them, even when he personally may not want to? When he has doubts about the rightness of the thing? But who is nonetheless willing to literally kill a fellow human being over it – if the law tells him he must?"

 

"It is simply not possible for a morally decent person to choose  this line of work – or at least, to continue in this line of work, having come to grips with the nature of the work. Because it is a line of work that requires the surrender of one’s humanity. Of the thing that makes a human being other than an animal. That is, your ability to choose to do the right thing – and to do it.

To become a cop is to give that up. To become an enforcer. To do as you are told. To become a sadist, if need be."

please remember...

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_iIgGzjVNEAk/TEEswu1hcHI/AAAAAAAAEm0/K0re_IULYz...

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:21 | 2846929 otto skorzeny
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seriously- those pigs wouldn't stand a chance if that crowd took it up a notch

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:23 | 2846943 CH1
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those pigs wouldn't stand a chance if that crowd took it up a notch

Absolutely - they'd be on the ground or running like hell in seconds.

Question is... will the crowd ever decide to stop taking the pain? Can the world's sheep even formulate an act of will any more?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:45 | 2847001 aerojet
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Mobs by their very nature are not rational.  They will just wreck everything, there is no directed anger towards those who put us in this situation.  Also, the comment made about the Benghazi attack is spot on--we're supposed to believe that some anti-Muslim video on Youtube spawned that attack?  Come on!  They targeted US government employees as a way to fight back against the automated, push-button, un-ending war being fought against them.  The motive is so totally obvious it is amazing that the US media would even attempt such a ridiculous ruse!  And yet, plenty of Americans probably bought it--"oh, look at those evil ingrates over there who want to impose their Moslem values on us righteous Christian Americans whose hands area always clean."

But I do wish the liberals in the US would stop importing more foreigners--all that is is an attempt to water down the US body politic and create more pliant serfs from whom to extract labor at near zero cost.  You can't have freedom if nobody can understand what that word even defines and you can use it as a wedge--"see all these minorities that we brought in who are so dependend on the system and just happy to have food and shelter?"  Freedom is a luxury for 99% of the people in the world today...

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:01 | 2847039 Al Gorerhythm
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"there is no directed anger towards those who put us in this situation. "

There is a line of thugs between them and "those who put us in this situation". That line has to be crushed first and it is very deep.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:36 | 2847251 CH1
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Mobs by their very nature are not rational.

There is a big difference between "mobs" and people with the will to act.

Mobs are sheeple with a prod at their ass. Willful people have decisions and plans... and staying power.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:57 | 2847395 RockyRacoon
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That staying power can be altered.  From the article:

"The internet has allowed us to connect with one another in a manner never before possible, and this tool has permitted us to blast through the lies of the global elite that is desperately trying to hang on to control. "

The removal by the "authorities" of the means of communication (for national security, of course) will eliminate the power that today's more modern societies rely upon to coalesce.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 06:14 | 2847645 stuckonarock
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Could the internet really be taken down?  The PTB communications and businesses are conducted  over it!  I think it would be difficult because it would alert said sheeple immediately to the seriousness of the current situation.  Could they really switch it off?  completely ?

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 20:38 | 2850322 tip e. canoe
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"will eliminate the power that today's more modern societies rely upon to coalesce."

while you may be correct on a surface level rock, i propose that the removal may unleash an even greater power that has been lying dormant : the power of people to coalesce on a face-to-face level without the allure of the Matrix constantly distracting their (our) attention.

there will be a point where the internet will have jumped the shark anyhow.   that point seems fast approaching.

 

Wed, 10/03/2012 - 00:21 | 2850891 RockyRacoon
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You mean people actually coming out on their front porch, like they do when the power goes off, to see if others are in the same predicament?  People might actually meet in the public square and discuss the situation openly?  Possibly.  The OWS folks showed that it can be done, but even they used the internet to coordinate. 

But it will take some time for folks to regain their atrophied social skills.  Just enough time for the law enforcement folk to permeate those same areas.  One can only hope the transition can evolve in time!

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:22 | 2846941 FeralSerf
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"globalization has created is a very small class of incredibly wealthy people that are extraordinarily corrupt as a group and also above the law"

And are disproportionately in the extreme Zionist Jooze.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:32 | 2846962 CH1
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Fucking trolls... anything to deflect people from the subject.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:49 | 2847008 Umh
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You may be right, but I'm inclined to believe that some people like having a single simple "solution" to all the world's problems. It saves thinking time for them.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:25 | 2846945 fonzannoon
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People are just starting to be confused. Most still think this is some cyclical bullshit that just has to get better.  A few are finally getting that it is systemic and it is broken. This is going to be some wild ride and most are going to get thrown off.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:27 | 2846952 CH1
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I think you are correct.

Time to double our efforts to explain things to people... God help us if the hate mongers get to them first.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:39 | 2846981 imbrbing
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No one can explain this crap to sheeple, they have to see it for themselves. Once they "see" then they start listening, otherwise....nada

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:43 | 2846993 fonzannoon
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Talking to sheeple reminds me of when I was 18 and my Dad was standing their yelling "HEY! What the fuck is wrong with you? You got shit in your ears? Wake the fuck up" And whatever it was he was yelling about still escapes me

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:12 | 2847072 centerline
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Ha ha.  I just had a similar moment with my daughter over her schoolwork and poor study habits.  I know all she heard is blah, blah, blah (thinking to herself: Dad's a fucking idiot), blah, blah, blah.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:22 | 2847100 fonzannoon
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Give her a big hug. You are awake and get it, and thanks to you there is a better chance she will get it as well. Life is too short, especially with all this shit going on.

 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:43 | 2847158 centerline
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Good advice... no matter what happens we always make sure to send the kids to bed with a hug!  The school system really does just run them over these days.

 

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 05:09 | 2847625 Mitzibitzi
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Costs me little to admit that I wasn't always the most approachable parent a few years back. Then I woke up to the world, education system, et al.. Suddenly, giving my boys a hug before bed (they're 7 & 8, so still want to hug the old man) and doling out encouragement and praise, even when it's for somewhat trivial things, seems far more important than it did.

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:16 | 2855631 MeelionDollerBogus
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praise, wisdom and be willing to admit the old man makes mistakes too. Take away the false pride, arrogance and social obedience pushed into them from public school and maybe they'll stand the same shot you had. You just have to encourage them to keep on the ball. School so often is there to make them pretend they live in another reality in terms of economics and personal importance.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:02 | 2847042 FeralSerf
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"Once they "see" then they start listening, otherwise....nada"

Yep -- 9/11 should be the wake-up call.  It was for me when I finally "saw" it.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:11 | 2847068 Bohm Squad
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That's an exhausting proposition.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:29 | 2846954 lynnybee
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i'll endure anything, give up everything to get rid of these s.o.b. bankers & corrupt politicians who are ruining citizens lives.   our kids & grandkids are gonna be toast unless we repudiate this fraudulent debt.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:57 | 2847188 centerline
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Nice to see you around LB.  Hope all it well.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:33 | 2846964 Deathrips
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Evolution....not revolution. Here it comes. Front row seat for the world.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:33 | 2846965 fonzannoon
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I find it interesting today Ross Perot summed up how bad it is and how bad it is going to be for our kids etc. and yet he endorsed neither candidate.

 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:47 | 2847006 aerojet
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His lack of an endorsement clearly framed the issue with this year's Presidential election.  It doesn't matter which of the two assholes you select, they are the same basic asshole.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:57 | 2847029 BigJim
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Same shit, different asshole

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:48 | 2847169 3rdgrader
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Only a total fucking retard would endorse either of the two. Learn to count to 3, 4 or maybe even 5

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:40 | 2846966 Overfed
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But...but...the the TV and O'bomb-a and magic underwear Mittens, and Neuter the Grinch, and everybody sez that the terrorists are out to get us 'cause they hate our freedoms and our wealth. And they're awestruck by our military might. And they love having freedom and democracy delivered to their civilians by a Predator drone. And we need to liberate all of  the MENA countries, so that the terrorists will stop terrorizing. If we don't have a DHS and a TSA, then they'll come here and blow up all of our planes and knock out our power grid and break our dams and sabotage our lighthouses and poison our wells and salt our earth.  Everybody believes it, so it can't be a lie. Right? ......Right?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:17 | 2847090 Winston Churchill
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80 to 90% do.Short of crushing 'red pills' into the water supply i don't see how to awaken

them.The nine per cent will have to liquidate  the one % while they are busy killing the 90%.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:25 | 2847237 sink critically
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Maybe when enough places stop putting shit IN their water supply it will be easier for people to wake up.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:58 | 2847289 Overfed
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I wish to God that even a full 20% were fully awake. It's probably closer to about 3%.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 05:19 | 2847629 Mitzibitzi
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I'm in the UK, so maybe things are different, but... I'd say the 'awake' figure amongst those I've spoken to is somewhere around 1 in 50 - so 2%, broadly speaking. The rest are too busy hustling to make a bare living (and fund their iPhone 5 contract - averages £60 per month, on a 2 year contract) to have the time to examine the truth about what they're told the world is.

Don't know if anyone else has noticed it but there is also a pool (maybe another 1-2%) of people my missus terms 'sheepwalkers'; the ones that KNOW things are all to fuck, but refuse to acknowledge it, do basic research, speak up or change anything about their lifestyles. I figure they think that ignoring something they don't like the look of will make it go away - though the 6 ton rogue elephant in the room long since outgrew the available exits.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 13:46 | 2849008 Overfed
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I hate to say it, but my wife is one of the 'sheepwalkers'. She's seeing it, she knows whats going down, but she is like a deer in the headlights. I just hope I can get her to decide to get out of the way before the truck makes impact.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:35 | 2846974 Wakanda
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"The United States
This is the big one of course."

The Second American Revolution, unfolding now in a neighborhood near you.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:11 | 2847212 ISEEIT
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"unfolding" is the key term. We are in all probability still years away from the clash.

My reservation however is specifically based on obama and the deranged 'movement' leftist he has installed in positions of significant power. Any clear minded/non captured mind recognizes the game.

This fuck is chavez on steroids. Win or lose, this abortion that failed to happen will fuck Liberty.

It's his role.

 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:37 | 2846976 max2205
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Did we give up when the nazis bombed pearl harbor.....l.l

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:40 | 2846984 Mr. Hudson
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We didn't do a darn thing when the Japanese invaded Poland.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:14 | 2847077 gtb
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It wasn't the Nazis, it was the Germans who bombed Pearl Harbor...according to Bluto.  Get your history facts straight...

Thu, 10/04/2012 - 10:00 | 2855565 MeelionDollerBogus
Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:38 | 2846977 FiatFapper
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Fucking hell, history WILL repeat itself, war is inevitable, it's the great purge.

We are witnessing kondratiev wave / grand supercycle economics where 'they' feather their nest and the nest of their siblings and their siblings siblings...that's a lot of siblings taken care of within the circle of the elite; plebs are NOT inside that circle.

They'll then dig into their Cheyenne mountain or Montanna retreats and watch the mushroom cloud(s) through their red-tinted, triple-glazed, bullet-proof windows.

Berwankster made it very clear today, they are procrastinating the inevitable...to delay debt implosion in Europe until they can structurally reform sovereign banks; they want a centralised Europe and by logic, a globalised banking cartel.

A New World Order and Eugenics is their master plan...for the next +70 year supercycle for the unborn elites.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:38 | 2846978 Mr. Hudson
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| "The biggest pitfall we must avoid as a species is allowing the global power structure to pit us against one another."

So far, after watching how Americans talk to each other during this election campaign, it seems that the powers are having their way. People are not only divided; they seem to hate each other.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:41 | 2846989 Wakanda
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The reds and blues are not talking to each other, they are shouting at each other.

Everyone loses except TPTB.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:07 | 2847059 Umh
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I have a long term friend who can't understand the other party. I have other friends that would never understand his positions. I truely believe that most people really don't think about the basic assumptions that they probably arrived at while still living with their parents.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 22:58 | 2847291 CH1
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"The biggest pitfall we must avoid as a species is allowing the global power structure to pit us against one another."

Lemme edit that for you:

The biggest pitfall we must avoid as a species is allowing a power structure.

Tue, 10/02/2012 - 05:32 | 2847632 Mitzibitzi
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I agree. One basic full-retard feature of humanity, whatever the culture, is the blind acceptance of multi-layer hierarchical structures whether they have merit in a particular application or not. 

Even the military, which pretty much HAS to have a hierarchy to function, could realistically get by with only 3 layers; At the bottom you have the guy who does the actual work, then a supervisor who sees that the work is allocated evenly and to those best able to carry it out. And a relative handful of smart guys at the top who have the brains and training to see what work actually needs doing on a given day.

Having 20 or 30 rungs on the ladder simply leads to a focus on climbing to the next rung, which is only marginally better paid and offers only slightly more self-determination than the one you just left. Especially when each upwards step takes 5 years or more and the top 4 or 5 rungs are already over-populated with folks who wear the 'correct' old-school tie and belong to the 'right' social groups.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:39 | 2846983 nah
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the people with money and power are very rich and powerful, so i wouldnt necessarily take it for granted

.

people will beg for 2008 bitchez

 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:40 | 2846986 Ban KKiller
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Downloaded the song. I am consumer.

 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:41 | 2846987 Oldrepublic
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http://youtu.be/HP7L8bw5QF4

Petro Dollar explained video

Libery Blitzkrieg blog,

 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:41 | 2846988 zippy_uk
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They said globalisation would make us richer,
Then they said think of all the wonderful Chinese and Indian people who are no longer in poverty because of globalisation they said,
But this does not benefit us, we said,
But globalisation inevitable, they said,
But are wages are smaller we said,
So borrow more money to buy they said,
But we have no job we said,
But our factories make so much you must keep buying, they said,
Why don't you sell to your Chinese and Indian workers, we said,
Because they don't earn enough to buy they said,
So pay them more we said,
But we will not make as much profit they said,
SO GO BANKRUPT INSTEAD WE SAID

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:41 | 2846990 Robslob
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Accept it...they will continue to live better off than the rest of us EVEN through a major downturn and eventually get tired or bored of RULING.

That is when the great rest happens and we can repeat this 100 YEAR CYCLE ALL OVER AGAIN....

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:45 | 2847000 lasvegaspersona
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In 1989 I wound up on a long car ride leaving Barcelona with a middle age couple who spoke no English. They told me they would speak Spanish to me but that since the terror of the reign of Franco they simply could not bear to speak Spanish to each other. Their native Catalan had been forbidden in school and those in the region in general hated, passionately the central government. They longed to be independent.

I would not be surprised at all if they vote to do so.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:47 | 2847003 Dr. Engali
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I'm sorry I'd like to believe that there is a sea change taking place , but I see way too many people who believe in the red/blue paradigm. People are woefully ignorant of facts, and they base their decisions,if they indeed make them, on sound bites. Frankly I feel the American people would be all to happy with somebody else taking major choices away from them to make their life a little easier. As long as they have their tv , their Obama phone, and six pack of beer the sheeple are happy.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:51 | 2847014 fonzannoon
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If you could guarantee people football and dancing with the assholes and no major changes in their life they would probably give up any and all freedom they currently have. They won't even notice their first born was drafted and in the middle east.

On another note I have an ad for "Christian and single?" on my site...what the fk have I been clicking on?

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:17 | 2847088 Dr. Engali
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Probably the most shocking thing for me is seeing how easily they gave into the groping of the TSA at the airports. I never thought people would put up with that, but they just rolled over and took.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:25 | 2847109 fonzannoon
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They are convinced they are about to get on the plane with 250 bin ladens. They don't care if they get their balls squeezed for an hour if it puts their mind at ease. The pilot making 35k with a suicide wish is of no concern to them.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:28 | 2847125 Dr. Engali
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That is the point when I realized Americans don't really want to be free. They love to throw the word around but when push comes to shove they are afraid of it .

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:35 | 2847144 fonzannoon
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They don't understand or even want freedom, or competition. I feel bad but people will be weeded out. Competition is discouraged where I live. I am a real competitive asshole. I want to win. I want to be the best. But if you beat me I will shake your hand. Shit I will shake your hand and then ask you to please tell me why you won, so I can learn and adapt. That is human nature and it it is in our genes. A few generations of these nanny state pussies are not going to eliminate thousands of years of evolution. Bring it on (4 black labels).

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 23:08 | 2847310 Cosimo de Medici
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Many will remember that a few years ago a Continental Airlines pilot was found to be drunk just prior to takeoff.  When questioned, he said he had been nervous because that day was going to be the first day when he would be carrying a gun into the cockpit, something allowed in the wake of 911.  So he calmed his nerves with a few too many.

That said everything I ever needed to know about airport security.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:58 | 2847026 Umh
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"The Sea of Change" conducted by Aunt Samantha.

Arranged by Uncle Sam.

Weren't people attacking our embassies in the 90's. It must be a remake. Just make sure it's good beer.

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 20:57 | 2847030 BandGap
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Too much anger, so little focus or leadership. I fear many will strike out for the wrong reason, at the wrong people, and justify a government backlash.

In those situations the govenrment, the true villain, is the "good guy".

 

Mon, 10/01/2012 - 21:01 | 2847040 Overfed
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True 'dat. All it will take is for EBT/SNAP cards to stop working and riots will be on like Donkey Kong. It will take military intervention to quell that shit, then it's all downhill from there.

 

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