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Meanwhile, In Bahrain...

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It appears social unrest is resurgent on the streets of Bahrain once again.  Following the funeral procession earlier in the week (of a young boy who died in earlier street battles with police), protesters are once again gathering and marching to the Pearl Roundabout. Police are active with tear gas and fires are breaking out... via Twitter: #Bahrain is in chaos.

Crowds are gathering... (h/t @ALWEFAQ)


Police are actively dispersing the crowd... (h/t @Peacelooving)


with tear gas in the cemetery of the martyr... (h/t @ALWEFAQ)


and the streets... (h/t @ALWEFAQ)


and the protesters are resonding... (h/t @AhmedAli)


It seems the police did not get away undamaged... (h/t @MazenMahdi)


and despite the tear gas and shotgun blasts, youths are gathering ince again... (h/t @SanabisYouth)


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Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:11 | 2859738 Arthor Bearing
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Looks like more American-made tanks will be rolling in from Saudi Arabia any minute now. Arab spring was for Russia-friendly states only.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:15 | 2859757 Dr. Richard Head
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Seems like this scene of Saudia Arabian police heading to Bahrain through Bridge Ii was just yesterday.  Ahhh memories.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:17 | 2859767 Lohn Jocke
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They must hate liberty.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:32 | 2859827 otto skorzeny
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time for operation "Eat Our Freedom"

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:10 | 2860141 Skateboarder
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The same Bahrain that Amber Lyon fired over? "Gee, I thought things were going swell there."

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:55 | 2859903 markmotive
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Riots in Iran...when will oil prices react violently?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:22 | 2859992 Schmuck Raker
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A) That isn't a riot, it's a march, and a peaceful one at that.

B) The camera swinging around made me nauseous - just saying.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:17 | 2859762 Winston Churchill
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Hope the causeway is up to tanks,but then again traffic goes both ways.

The successation in Saudi isn't going too well ,just as well we have all those forces there.sarc.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:47 | 2859879 Renewable Life
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Geez, why would the Iranians be stirring up trouble in that little shithole?? Oh wait........something about the US Naval home of something......oh shit I have to set my fantasy football lineup, I'm sure it's nothing!!!

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:51 | 2859886 swissaustrian
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Kim Kardashian farted today. Let's focus on that. US Naval bases are just for yachts of rich oil princes. Nothing to see here.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 15:12 | 2860650 jimmytorpedo
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OMG Kim farted??? did you get it on camera?

That would be better than Paris's (so called) sex tape

I can't wait to see it

wait,..farts or fiats

i get confused sometimes,...


Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:18 | 2859770 Canadian Dirtlump
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Isn't that the truth. I hope that the protests in bahrain and saudi arabia get some traction, which will in turn hopefully force them to throttle back their overt support for the destruction of syria.


The feudal monarchies need to be mussolini'd

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:27 | 2860005 Schmuck Raker
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I'm not in favor of "the destruction of Syria".

But....Syria IS one of the feudal monarchies.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:24 | 2860189 meizu
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The baath party is akin to the soviet union, not feudal monarchy.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 17:22 | 2861137 Schmuck Raker
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Father & Son ruling for a combined 40 years? Decades of coups prior to that?

The Baath party is just a means to the dictators' ends.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:19 | 2859776 idea_hamster
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The US MSM has been strategically covering up the Bahrain unrest for some time -- and that's no tin-foil chapeau talk, neither:

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:29 | 2859819 john39
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don't worry, hillary clinton and the freedom crew will surely help the bahraini people overthrow their dictator....  oh wait... 

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:39 | 2859853 Canadian Dirtlump
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no shit, we shouldn't hold our breath.. the difference in this case is she'll cackle like a satanic witch when the protesters die rather than the leader.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:44 | 2859869 john39
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"like" a satanic witch?... 

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 15:17 | 2860671 jimmytorpedo
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you are giving witches a bad name

i think you meant to use a word that begins with C and has a T for an ending and has an 'un' in the middle

poor Wendy,...

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 22:51 | 2862046 StychoKiller
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"She has a bullwhip just as long as your life;

Her tongue can even scratch the soul out the Devil's wife..."  - Jimi Hendrix, "Dolly Dagger"

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:40 | 2859855 Cranios
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If only she'd help us overthrow ours...

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:06 | 2859942 Urban Redneck
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Al Jazeira & Al Arabia have also been strategically covering up the Bahrain unrest for some time --

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:30 | 2859787 Jack Burton
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Bingo!  Saudi forces were invited in to crush the first unrest, if this has legs, they will come in again to crush the majority Shia population. The west now operates in alliance with Sunni across the Mid East. It started with a US Sunni alliance in Iraq that ended the insurgency against the occupation, now we have expanded the Sunni alliance to Syria.

This is a move worthy of the best of the Roman empire. To take an enemy, the Sunni Muslims, and use them against their fellow Muslims, the Shia. By exploiting this split in Islam, the west has an opportunity to remake the Middle East.

It took a Roman style move to see the benefit of converting a conquered enemy like the tribal Sunni into the west's number one tool for USA interests. Sunni will accept the west's help now because they fear Shia power and Sunni allies are also so very important to crush Shia Iran.

Reading ROman history is still worthwhile for those engaged in empire building. I consider the Sunni alliance one of the greatest diplomatic moves since China was opened and turned against the USSR.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:48 | 2859881 lolmao500
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Yep. Lots of people say it was Iran trying to overthrow Bahrain but really, shia muslims in Bahrain hate Iran... they want their own country... they want a fair country... which Bahrain definetly is NOT.

And we all know how the MSM says how evil Iran and Syria are to fight the protesters but not a word on Bahrain...

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:12 | 2859741 moonstears
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I'ma go stay in that big ass hotel shaped like a sailboat, and you can snow ski, right?! Nothing to see here.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:15 | 2859970 Vlad Tepid
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That's Dubai, Carmen SanDiego.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 17:41 | 2861178 moonstears
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You know, MDB says the most sarcastic silly shit here and no sarc tag, yet we all get it. You "illuminati" muther-fookers have no sense of humor.(yes, vlad, I know the location of the big ass sail boat, one upticker guy got the joke and 13 downtickers are moronic, tight assed, illuminati (being your total ups,vlad, and my downs combined).To be frank, I would never actually stay in the fuckin' place, even if it was free airfare and a free handjob from their top Mooslim Malaysian slave maid.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:15 | 2859745 hedgeless_horseman
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Why doesn't Obama order someone to take down that darn youtube video before this all gets out of hand?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:16 | 2859752 Earl of Chiswick
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Meanwhile in the Arctic
Global warming has opened up the Arctic to shipping and now also raucous tourists, say Canadian authorities who last month levied $10 000 in fines against an Australian tycoon for a booze-fueled party cruise.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police boarded a 34-meter, seven-stateroom luxury yacht moored in Cambridge Bay, Nunavut on 7 September and charged its owner, Paul McDonald (51) with providing liquor to a minor and being in possession of liquor without a permit.

The federal police seized 200 bottles of liquor, as well as illegal fireworks, said an RCMP statement issued Tuesday.

The Nunatsiaq News said the resource tycoon from Noosa, Australia and his crew ignored warnings not to shoot off fireworks in the pristine Arctic environment, harassed muskox, and allowed an underage girl to "dive off the side of the yacht during a wild party" into icy waters.

Paul McDonald's yacht site is now offline but here is the cache

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:17 | 2859771 otto skorzeny
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sounds like fun. in the meantime the stupid Canucks are trashing their country with tar sand oil extraction(thanks Ben Shalom for $90 oil) but you shoot off some fireworks and you're public enemy #1

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:29 | 2859812 Jack Burton
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Glad you see the joke! Waste taxpayers money hunting down some alcohol and fireworks in the arctic, while tearing up the boreal forest for tar sands. Not to mention the vast quantities of water used in processing.

I have seen pictures of the operations, maybe the Canadians ought to spend their time seeing to better clean up after the tar sand processing. I'de like to know what happens to all that water, say a decade from now. They will not be able to contain that much for decades to come as every day produces oceans of the stuff!

By the way, with the arctic seas open in summer, I would love to take a cruise up there. Greenland too has got farmers markets opening up for the fresh veg grown up there now. And Greenlands ice retreats opening up new oil drilling on land and search for metals and other rare elements. The Greenlanders in a decade may be the richest people on earth. I would go long Greenland if I knew how to invest up there. A good subject to research this winter!

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:33 | 2859832 otto skorzeny
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mankind gets more vulgar by the day

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:47 | 2860275 Cathartes Aura
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"mankind" is the pinnacle of doublespeak.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:09 | 2860131 owensdrillin
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Jack Burton

You ever been up to the oilsands projects? Dont comment on something you have no fucking clue about. Just be like the rest of the the evironmental sheeple and listen to the Sierra club for all your information. Go have a look at the boreal forests that are being "destroyed" by the oil sands. The trees are about six feet tall and with the new SAGD projects being done, the footprints of the drill sites are about as big as a large city lot.

They are not fucking up the water system and most of the water is brackish water anyways (nonpotable). Maybe read something other than the absolute bullshit that is being spilt out faster than the oil from the BP well in your gulf of Mexico. Having worked there, I have seen the enviromental standards being set and they are probalby the highest in the world. However, it is a lot easier to get your information from the Kennedy's, Darryl Hannah, or Al Gore as they do not use oil or any other resources these days and are 100% in favour of living in caves and being hunter gatherers. 

It's getting real sickening listening to the bullshit about the oilsands when people have no idea what is actually going on there. I guess the coal being burned or nuclear power plants are WAY better for the enviroment. A guy on our project pumped about 500 gallons of cellar water (native muskeg water) from the base of the drill last winter to just off the lease site, and our project was shut down for 24 hours for an investigation. That was for fucking water!

I normally agree with most of your comments but I'm real tired of the black eye Canada has from the oilsands when no one actually knows what is happening there.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:25 | 2860191 Jack Burton
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Well, since you need to resort to foul language and assume I am against tar sand oil developement, then you are pretty shitty at reading comprehension aren't you? For your information I live in the boreal forest asshole! I have my whole life except for four years when I was in the military. I imagine I have seen more of the boreal wilderness on my side and the Canadian side than you have. So what is your fucking point?

I know nothing, so obviously you know everything, No?  Have you seen the operations in the tar sands? I don't need to travel there to see it, it is the fucking 21st century, you can access thousands of photos of the operations from ground level and from air. Jesus, I get tired of you know it all assholes who read a few lines and then put words and thoughts into my mouth and mind. Grow up!

As to water contamination. Are you on fucking drugs? Have you seen the vast holding ponds? Have you seen the water? If you think tar sands is a clean operation you are out of your fucking mind.

No, I don't see much value in that boreal forest, it is as you say, small trees and the ground is of course full of oily sand. I never said differently did I. But then of course you know everything so you can read my mind! Again, grow up!

If Canada wants to develop tar sands then I never said they shouldn't. Only in your own mind do you think I said differently.

Is there a problem with contaminated water and will another decade or two of tar sands operations make this worse. If you think there is no problem then you are blind. Is it wrong to do this development is the best manner possible? No, of course not because anyone asking for that is a nut job in your pea brain. Fuck off!

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:39 | 2860249 owensdrillin
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Jack, go up and have a look at how the water is being treated. The original project were, granted, a lot worse than the what is currently happening but the cleanup efforts are huge and there are such strict controls over all work being done now. Of course there are implications to what is being done but show me anything being done in the world where there is not.

I have worked there extensively and have a lot of knowledge of what is going on. Don't believe all the pictures you see. Anything can be swayed to look a certain way if that is the agenda. I should send you some pictures of regular oil drilling operations being done all over the world if you want to see some real damage being done.

I'm not saying you know nothing but go have a look. It's nowhere close to what is being reported. Oh and by the way, fuck you too.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:46 | 2860271 blu
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He's not a nut, he's in the business:

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:50 | 2860292 owensdrillin
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Just for the record, that is not my company nor do I have anything to do with it. I do however work for a major oil company out of Calgary. My name comes from a shirt I got from them which was the coolest shirt I have ever seen. I guess I should change my handle so as to not disrespect that company with my comments.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:58 | 2860330 blu
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Welcome to Zerohedge where nobody represents anything or anyone, evar.

Of particular note, I'm not blue and I'm not even a girl. However one of the characters in my novel is both, and while I don't know her specific politics or affiliations she's my character and I can damned well use her likeness if I want to. Probably. Well until she theatens to set me on fire I suppose.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:43 | 2860260 blu
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But you could claim all that was Photoshop'd, I suppose.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:54 | 2860301 Mark Carney
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LOL, obviously youre brain is not nearly as big as your tits there chicky believe this


"The Worst Environmental Disaster in the World, the Canadian Tar Sands"


seen China lately?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 14:00 | 2860337 blu
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China can go fuck itself. They are corrupt, crony-Capitalist nest-feathering merchantile whores.

The world was expecting better of the Canadians.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 14:11 | 2860387 blu
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... and on the subject of tits -- it must be fiction Friday!

She's hot. Meaning really hot. No really, actually hot like setting-your-house-on-fire and all that. She's Fortran, the hostess with the mostest, here to answer the question that's been on everyone's mind since -- well since the last time she wore a t-shirt in public. Which is: What does a girl really do with 4 trillion computational units?

Read on and find out. Only at Zerohedge.

[Contains adult situations, combustion, criminal activity, nudity, discussion of advanced mathematics, combustion, and references to cannibalism. And Goldman-Sachs gets their head handed to them on a plate, but only metaphorically. Sadly to say.]

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:54 | 2859894 Mark Carney
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@ Otto:


-do you drive?

-do you have a smartphone/cell?

-do you have a bike with rubber tires?

-do you have anything plastic?

Then fuck off because your life needs oil and you either get it from us Canucks or you go rape and pillage innocent ME for it.....


Ill wait for your reply ass.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:57 | 2860070 JuliaS
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Otto, unless you walk barefoot, pick berries for lunch, drink out of a puddle, wipe your ass with leaves, and post on ZH via homing pigeons, you're oil dependent.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:47 | 2860279 blu
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This isn't going to end pretty.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:24 | 2859790 hedgeless_horseman
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...shoot off fireworks in the pristine Arctic environment, harassed muskox, and allowed an underage girl to "dive off the side of the yacht during a wild party" into icy waters.

Good times...good times. 

Now, if it were a Russian resource tycoon it would have been...

...shot muskox, harassed workers, fired pristine underage girls off the side of the yacht into the Arctic waters.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:26 | 2859806 otto skorzeny
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actually the Israeli sex trade syndicate could use those underage girls instead of wasting them like that.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:26 | 2859807 Joe Davola
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You need a permit for alcohol there, if it had been weed and they were snowboarding no problems.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 15:21 | 2860696 jimmytorpedo
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I love harassing the musk-ox, they really fuck up the dog sled trailes here in Canada eh?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:13 | 2859746 1000yrdstare
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No time to read this article, I will just check it out tonight from the MSM...


Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:14 | 2859749 Jack Burton
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This sort of illegal social unrest will not be tolerated. It borders on terrorism against a legitimate government. It may be foreign elements sneaking into the country to foment trouble.

I urge the US and NATO to stand behind the rightful government against these mobs. America and the West must not let down our democratic allies against Muslim extremist elements!

There "Million Dollar Bonus", I did your job this morning!

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:15 | 2859758 malikai
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Not bad. It would be better to leave out the ref to MDB as the confusion amongst the proles (and subsequent downvotes) seal the deal.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:20 | 2859782 Dr. Engali
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Now the question is do I junk you and call you names because I don't understand sarcasm ,or do I give you an arrow up because you are funny and do a good job of illustrating absurdity by being absurd?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:35 | 2859836 Jack Burton
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I have never understood how people can't grasp Million Dollar Bonus and his brilliant satire. It should be obvious to the meanest intelligence that he uses his absurd posts to point out how absurd those who hold those views are.  For so much name calling and junking of him when he is obviously being sarcastic. Often his posts are simply a repeat of the line Main Stream Media takes and pushes on the public. People on ZH should get that, but many don't.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:17 | 2859977 Uncle Remus
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Wait, I thought the down votes were sarcing the sarc...

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:05 | 2860113 logos5
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i must confess that i junked MDB several times before i realized what a genius he is.



Fri, 10/05/2012 - 23:01 | 2862064 StychoKiller
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After awhile, Truth becomes more desirable than satire.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:55 | 2859898 Seasmoke
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yes by mentioning MDB, you have showed yourself to still be afraid of getting too many down arrows

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:06 | 2860111 blu
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I down-voted you because I feel it is important to maintain ZH traditions.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:14 | 2859751 malikai
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It's friday, so it must be partytime.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:19 | 2859778 Dr. Richard Head
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Someone didn't get the memo that the Village People also have an Indian, Firemen, and such -

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:22 | 2859793 otto skorzeny
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those are scenes from columbus,OH

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:04 | 2859932 Renewable Life
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Mitty will fix this shit on his first day in office.......

He'll just crank up the magic underwear machines and send a couple hundred thousand, fresh faced little boys with bikes and white dress shirts over there, and presto.......problems solved!!!

Everyone already loves the idea of no alcohol, multiple wives, no abortion, and men running shit, there half way there before they start pedaling!!

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:16 | 2859753 Dr. Engali
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Yeah yeah ...explosions, protests, and chaos......Can anybody tell me what happened on Vampire Diaries last night ? I missed it. Now pass me a beer......Are you going to eat that slice of pizza?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:20 | 2859779 otto skorzeny
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US kids can't be bothered w/ rioting- there's fantasy football, wine enemas at frats and Facebook.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:59 | 2859919 FoeHammer
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What's a geo politic? Is that like a science thing or something having to do with the ground? I had this one class where someone talked about the layers of the earth or something. I think there was a  geo there.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:21 | 2859989 Uncle Remus
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wine enemas at frats


That's gotta play havoc with the bouquet...

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:53 | 2860077 Dave Thomas
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I know rite? Are these frat houses at Brown University?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:20 | 2859983 Uncle Remus
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My work here is done.

No, you can have it - enjoy.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:16 | 2859759 CrimsonAvenger
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I'm not going to worry until people start putting on bread helmets. That's when you know the shit is going to get real.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:19 | 2859772 urbanelf
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No biggie.  They'll just shoot some people and we can get back to Wheel of Fortune.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:24 | 2859800 Dr. Richard Head
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But the US supports "democracy" throughout the world.  Obama said those who stand up to oppression should be recognized -

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:41 | 2859780 fuu
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You can spot the CIA guy in the first picture, he's the only obese dude in all the pics.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:53 | 2859895 Renewable Life
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Also, it's good those people know how to eat sand, because otherwise this food inflation we are exporting all over the world, might put millions of people into the streets and start to destabilize shit!!!!

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:21 | 2859791 otto skorzeny
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 a few Moly Cocktails and those police armored vehicles are useless. lesson to be learned for all the kids out there.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:22 | 2859792 Inthemix96
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They dont look like they are protesting.  It looks more like a celibration of diversity and multi-culturism, at least thats what us over here in PC land, sorry GB are led to believe.

Relax, this will all be solved by some diversity enrichment officer sent direct from PC land, sorry GB before tommorow morning.

Lets make sure these people get their five-a-day fruit and veg first, we can send immediately 3 Five-a-day awareness co-ordinators to help this problem at the same time. 

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:24 | 2859799 otto skorzeny
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I thought EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD was solved by today's unemployment #s?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:28 | 2859814 Inthemix96
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Thats the ticket otto, it is mate. We have millions that can help sort the problems out.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:22 | 2859796 Azwethinkweiz
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Thank goodness the unemployment rate just had a magically delicious drop. Bahrain needs to employ the same magicians in their BLS as we do here in the US.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:29 | 2859817 DoChenRollingBearing
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Meanwhile, in Peru:

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:37 | 2859842 otto skorzeny
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I see the Vatican ratlines to s. america are finally paying off

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:21 | 2860183 DoChenRollingBearing
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Please elaborate.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:28 | 2860207 owensdrillin
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Good on you DoChen. Make sure you do absolutely nothing to the environment in the manufacturing of the bearings or before you know it Big Al will do a movie about how you have destroyed Peru in the process of mining the ore and making your product. However, I'm sure there are no bearings on his jet or cars or anything else he owns so it is cool for him to slam you for your efforts.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:35 | 2860235 Mesquite
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As I remember...Bearings work well in sling shots....hmmm

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:31 | 2859823 Bicycle Repairman
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Goose .... Gander.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:44 | 2859868 lolmao500
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The proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia continues!

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:18 | 2859980 earnyermoney
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Indeed. Everyone's talking about Iran shutting down the SoH when all they need to do is start a proxie war in and around the Oil terminals at the other end of the Gulf.


I'm waiting for HillaBarry to issue a dictat to the Sunni monarchy to step down.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:48 | 2859874 bigwavedave
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Ah "Business Friendly Bahrain" = Another major CNBC advertiser pulls the plug 

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:56 | 2859891 PaperBear
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I haven’t seen this yet on the BBC website, they are feeding us excrement on Syria.

I am getting more and more (expletive deleted) off by the day.


Bahrain court rejects medics' appeal

“The case against the Bahraini medics has drawn international condemnation”

They’re damn right.

“convictions for weapons possession, incitement and taking part in illegal demonstrations.”

Inciting what exactly ? Inciting peace ? Inciting love ?

A bogus charge of ‘illegal demonstrations’ is the refuge of a government that has lost all legitimacy and I am calling the Bahraini government an illegal government so when should we expect the UK government to call for the Bahraini government to quit ?. 

I find it interesting that the BBC website does not offer visitors to this page a chance to comment.


Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:53 | 2859893 semperfi
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Lots of broken windows & other stuff - GDP will go up - BULLISH !

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 11:57 | 2859904 larz
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buy with both hands

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:08 | 2859939 Vlad Tepid
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Manama is calm, but the riot police are standing by in force and the Shia mosques are overflowing at prayer time with watchful Pakistani cops standing by.  I'm surprised they headed back to the old Pearl Roundabout - that place is fortress now - APCs and all.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:11 | 2859959 Element
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So how's the price of semolina going right now?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:14 | 2859965 Schmuck Raker
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Hide the women!

Oh, OK... I see you have that covered.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:18 | 2859979 falak pema
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as the middle east burns in arab lands, signs of deep unrest emerge; those people don't want to be sheeple anymore. 

All over arab lands. 

While the media gap between contrarian media and MSM in the USA gets bigger all the time. 

Imminent collapse for the one, signs of labour and economy improvement for the other; albeit in election period with its habitual helpings of strawberry n cream labour statistics hopium/dopium.

The world is heading more n more into never never land and its eerie feeling.  

September Jobs Report, Consumer Confidence And Auto Sales - Business Insider

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:24 | 2859996 Uncle Remus
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Bring it on home, I'd say.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:28 | 2860009 Overfed
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It's comin' home to roost soon enough.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 12:54 | 2860082 lolmao500
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While in Turkey...

Another Syrian shell has just exploded in Turkey, this time in Hatay province countryside. Turkish artillery is reportedly firing back.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:01 | 2860101 blu
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An excellent read, I like to trot it out on days like today:

Fiction at the moment (but not my work btw) and it will remain fiction for a little while. Then, perhaps not so much.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:10 | 2860137 tranzvient
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To fully understand the situation in Bahrain following set of articles is a must read. I've spent 3 months researching the situation on the ground and I can tell that is it far from being simple. For example, althougth there is a lot of know-nothings who claim to have sure answer, in reality nobody is even 100% sure when it comes to  quantifiying the numbers of Shiite majority compared to the Sunni minority... 


Bahrain Constitutional History Since Independence


Bahrain's History: Making of the Constitutional Monarchy

5 Fundamental Divides in Bahrain: Why is Bahrain Divided?

Bahrain Foreign Policy: Caught in the middle of Great-Power Conflicts

Unrest in Bahrain: Events that Lead to February Riots in Bahrain

Riots in Bahrain: The Problem of Two Narratives




Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:26 | 2860198 Vlad Tepid
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Are you in-country?

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 15:39 | 2860773 tranzvient
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I was back when the turmoil broke out. I came to a conclusion that people in Bahrain were given certain rights, but a democratic society it is not only about rights but also about obligations. I loved this quote from one of our interviews:

"Specifically to Bahrain, one of the first things that needs to be taken into consideration is that when His Majesty the King conceived the idea of the democratization of Bahrain, there is one aspect of it that was missed. When you start to give people certain freedoms, there are also certain obligations on the society as citizens of the country.

Somehow this has been forgotten. When you look at Bahrain's society, there is always a demand for the government to do things for the people but never the other way around. It is impossible to develop a society where the relationship between the government and the people is one-sided. We have a situation that is one party giving the other goods and services and the other offering little, and never happy with what he is given. I think it should be a two-way relationship."


There is no doubt that people get discriminated in Bahrain but what about the blacks in the US? Even Sweden was lately accused of discriminating gypsies. There is certainly no easy remedy for Bahrain and it is heading towards a long lasting conflict but one thing is certain. Never in history a conflict improved the lives of people and the standards of living...It will be long before Bahrain will prosper again, if my predictions are correct. 





Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:25 | 2860164 Element
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Ah, now Robert Gates finally speaks up too, someone who knows exactly of what he speaks on this matter.



Ex-defense chief says hit on Iran would be disastrous


Robert Gates, former U.S. secretary of defense, was the first speaker in this year's Norfolk Forum series. The photo was taken at the Chrysler Hall in Norfolk on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012

Painting a picture of internal political dysfunction in a dangerous world, former Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned Wednesday night that a U.S. or Israeli attack on Iran would have disastrous consequences.
Neither the United States nor Israel is capable of wiping out Iran's nuclear capability, he said, and "such an attack would make a nuclear-armed Iran inevitable. They would just bury the program deeper and make it more covert."
Iran could respond by disrupting world oil traffic and launching a wave of terrorism across the region, Gates said.
"The results of an American or Israeli military strike on Iran could, in my view, prove catastrophic, haunting us for generations in that part of the world."
First in this season's Norfolk Forum speaker series, Gates spoke to an audience of nearly 2,000 in Chrysler Hall.
United Nations sanctions [er, these are primarily US Treasury designed and enacted sanctions Bill] aimed at discouraging Iran's nuclear ambitions are starting to have an impact on the Iranian economy, he said, and "that's our best chance going forward, to ratchet up the economic pressure and diplomatic isolation to the point where the Iranian leadership concludes that it actually hurts Iranian security and, above all, the security of the regime itself, to continue to pursue nuclear weapons."


[note his complete lack of any doubt here that they are indeed pursuing nuclear weapons]


And while Israeli anxiety over Iran's intentions is understandable, he added, America should make it clear to Israel's leaders that "they do not have a blank check to take action that could do grave harm to American vital interests."
Meanwhile, Gates warned, the United States is paralyzed by partisan gridlock that threatens the nation with financial insolvency.
The combination of across-the-board spending cuts and tax increases set to take effect in January, put in motion by Congress' inability to agree on how to reduce the ballooning national debt, would do grave damage to the military and virtually every other essential government operation and could throw the country into a new recession, he said.
The central problem, Gates said, is that both major parties have been captured by their ideological extremes.
"The moderate center, the foundation of our political system, is not holding. ...



In short Gates is saying, "Iran is going to get the bomb, now deal with it."


But the problem with the severe sanctions is that at some point Iran is much more likely to take military action, than to just accept the Iraq-style US/Europe economic and trade strangulation and overt currency attack.  And that means they will close the gulf in order to force economic sanctions and serious geopolitical pressure back on to the West. 

And this will immediately make all of East Asia jump in unison (including Japan and South Korea) to demand that the USA and Europe immediately stops these sanctions on Iran in order to get their oil flowing again.  That is what we're now facing, and it could occur fairly soonish.

So what we need are for some honest forthright knowledgable souls to come forwards to make it very clear that these US and European driven sanctions can backfire in the most spectacular way on the US and Europe if these are not lifted fairly soon.  Because I don't think anyone realises how dangerous this is, and how quickly this economic warfare table can be turned.

The US and Europe better prey they don't find out the hard way.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:49 | 2860268 Mesquite
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The generated Iran smokescreen I'm supposed to be concerned about...

And not notice: GMO, FDA, Flouride, Vaccines, Chemtrails..Codex Alimentarius, NDAA,

EMR/EMF attacks, Agenda 21, etc.

Right.. Now I get it...

Be safe all...

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 13:55 | 2860312 tongue.stan
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"They're gonna need a bigger cemetary." said in the voice of Roy Scheider.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 14:14 | 2860401 AldoHux_IV
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Democracy only where the US gov't and its allies say so-- otherwise it's terrorism.

Fri, 10/05/2012 - 16:15 | 2860928 Oldrepublic
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Richard Quest, of CNN likes to do snow jobs for dictators in Bahrain

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