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The 'Moments' Of Our Lives

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Via Mark J. Grant, author of Out of the Box,

“You do not remember the days; you remember the moments.”
 
                         -The Wizard
 
We have had two Greek moments, a Portuguese moment, an Irish moment and we are about to possibly have the “moments of our lives” during the next two weeks. America’s primary moment will be tomorrow when the people of the United States exercise their constitutional right and choose a President and a significant amount of the members of Congress. One thing that can be said with certainty is that we have a choice and a real choice. In my mind it is not just a decision of the typical Democratic or Republican politics but a choice between a far more Socialist administration and a Capitalistic option. I find neither choice to be either far left or far right but it is a clear choice without doubt. Personally I am in favor of a safety net for every American but I am not in favor of so many social programs that there is a clear transference of capital from those who have succeeded to those that have not. I also find Mr. Obama’s attacks on Wall Street, on banks and on those who have stood on their own two feet and made something of themselves to be offensive and outside of what I consider to be a core American value which is to applaud and respect those that have worked hard and gained. Finally my decision was molded by politics at the very local level, my house, where you can only spend what you can afford and not a penny more and the policies of the last four years, in my view, have violated that principle. Thus I made my choice. Tomorrow will be a significant moment in time.
 
"Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen pounds nineteen and six, result happiness.
 
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery."
 
             -Charles Dickens, David Copperfield
 
While America turns inward and pays attention to very little else besides our election on Tuesday we may well find ourselves peering outward on short notice. We are told by Greece that they have one week on money left to pay their bills. Here we are on the brink and it is still not clear if the IMF will fund the next tranche or if a number of countries in Europe will pony up either. If there is an extension of Greek terms it is still unknown who is going to pick up the tab for another $40-45 billion that will be required to implement that plan. Back in Athens it is still quite murky whether there are enough votes available to pass the new round of austerity measures demanded by the IMF and the EU. We will have a new moment with all of this without question but the sound of it may very well be heard as a BIG BANG as the friction on the Continent causes a fire to rage out of control where Greek politics or European politics erupts as the long and winding road finally reaches its end. I advise that you pay attention here; decisions will be made as forced by the financial condition of Greece and can kicking is no longer an operative solution now. I predict it will get ugly and real ramifications will cause real shudders and I would be prepared for what must now come as the financial hurricane of Europe hits the shores in Athens.
 
“It was as if, at moments, we were perpetually coming into sight of subjects before which we must stop short, turning suddenly out of alleys that we perceived to be blind, closing with a little bang that made us look at each other--for, like all bangs, it was something louder than we had intended--the doors we had indiscreetly opened.”
 
                        -Henry James, The Turn of the Screw
 
In the meantime one of the Danish banks, after inspection by their central bank, went bankrupt over the weekend. Spain reported out their unemployment rate today which exploded by another 2.7% in just one month. Spain will soon be forced to its knees by their regional debt, by their banks while the ECB is under fire that they lent money to the Spanish banks in an inappropriate and perhaps illegal fashion. I consider the next two weeks to be a moment of “critical mass” where a systemic explosion is not out of the question nor even an outlier given our current circumstances. Grant’s Rules 1-10 “Preservation of Capital” should be uppermost in your minds now and I would suggest a healthy amount of liquidity during this time period. Watch, especially, your counterparty risk and be mindful of the implications of a Greek default because this baby could crawl either way and in a hurry.
 
“She stood for some moments gazing at the sisters, with affection beaming in one eye, and calculation out of the other.”
 
             -Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

 

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Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:36 | 2949429 TonyCoitus
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The "can can" ALWAYS be kicked one more time.  Just one more dance please.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:44 | 2949463 CrockettAlmanac.com
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If anyone believes that Romney can or will do a single thing to contract the long downward slide of empire (especially while maintaining the safety net which is guaranteed to bankrupt the nation within decades) they've got to be crazy.

Put's me in the mind of this:

The White Horse Prophecy is a statement purported to have been made in 1843 by Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Latter Day Saint movement, regarding the future of the Latter Day Saints (Mormons) and the United States of America. The Latter Day Saints, according to the prophecy, would "go to the Rocky Mountains and ... be a great and mighty people", identified figuratively with the White Horse described in the Revelation of John. The prophecy further predicts that the United States Constitution will one day "hang like a thread" and will be saved "by the efforts of the White Horse".[1]

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Horse_Prophecy

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:48 | 2949477 john39
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Mormonism is a blend of free masonic teachings with Christianity... which should not be surprising since Joseph Smith and other early Mormon church leaders were free masons.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:02 | 2949524 Precious
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"Do not arouse the wrath of the great and powerful Oz. I said come back tomorrow." - The Wizard ... of Oz

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:23 | 2949596 Hard1
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No cares about US parties. Specially about the idiotic Republicans even if in their hipocrisy they claim to have God on their side.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:46 | 2949704 no taste
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Dear Mark Grant,

Your article is stupid.

The brilliant Banzai can explain in pictures.  http://www.zerohedge.com/contributed/2012-11-05/erection-day-2012-illusions-choice

If you still think there is anything good about Mittens, you might consult. http://dearmreastwood.weebly.com/

Have a nice illusion!

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 01:03 | 2950985 Hard1
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Hey look! I got junked 5 times by red voters!!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:03 | 2949535 kaiserhoff
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Other free masons include George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, damn near all of the founding fathers, and my father. It was, and is, largely a drinking society, and an excuse to get out of the house once or twice a month.  Grow up.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:14 | 2949555 Precious
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Freemasonry is the Ladies Auxiliary Club of Judaism.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:16 | 2949582 john39
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sure looks like they spent a lot of money building that 'beer drinking club' in the first link...  /s

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:22 | 2949591 kaiserhoff
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No Jews allowed, or Catholics for that matter.

Now the Shriners, the really old dudes with the funny hats and the little cars, that's who you tin hats should really fear.

 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:19 | 2949806 knukles
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Rotarians, too.
Throw in a YMCA here and there, a Boy Scout troop, buncha alter boys, Jerry Sandusky and pretty soon ya' got yer ass a real party!

Which reminds me. 

A priest, lawyer and a buncha little boys were on a flight when they heard the captain announce that they were going to crash and die.  Captain has the proverbial parachute for himself and just 2 more.  He hands the two extras to the priest and jumps. 
The lawyer tries to grab one from the priest and the priest says "But what about the underage boys?" 
To which the lawyer says "Fuck 'em"
And the Priest asks "Is there enough time?"

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:47 | 2949896 kaiserhoff
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Monday Night Football = Hurricane Bowl (New Orleans/Philly)

Good reason to drink, as is tomorrow.

 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:12 | 2949563 john39
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>>largely a drinking society

true, but only at the lower levels... at the higher levels, free masonry is something entirely different.  They preserved certain knowledge and teachings... that could be used for good or evil, like anything else, it all depends on who is in charge and how they use the knowledge.

 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:26 | 2949585 Precious
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... a beer drinking club, like Vatican is a wine drinking club.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:20 | 2949594 NotApplicable
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Of interest to note: All it takes for evil to prosper is for good men to drink free beer.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:23 | 2949603 crusty curmudgeon
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"There's no such thing as a free beer!"  -Malt N. Friedman

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:26 | 2949614 john39
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rothschilds were in the booze business before they discovered money printing...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:43 | 2949695 laughing_swordfish
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Inaccurate.

While Brother George Washington was a Freemason (probably the most famous of American Freemasons), and Benjamin Franklin was also (he was Master of a French Lodge while serving as representative of the rebelling colonies to France), Thomas Jefferson was not, for the reason that he could not honestly profess faith in a Supreme Being.

While it IS true that many of TPTB have been or are Freemasons, it is also not true that it is a "drinking club" - the only Masonic body where a lort of drinking and partying take place is the Shriners.

 

Just to point out.

 

Laughing Swordfish

Past Master F&AM (California)

 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:53 | 2949725 Precious
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Dan Brown wants to know if GW was really your brother.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:21 | 2949820 knukles
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One of my buds was drunk and kept asking the mule if Obey was related.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 21:05 | 2950466 stocktivity
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"can kicking is no longer an operative solution now"

like hell....but thanks for the laugh Mark


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:05 | 2949952 Ying-Yang
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Tyler.. the little kick the can graphic looks cool can you show a larger version?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:03 | 2950600 midtowng
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Grant is delusional.

Romney would do nothing more than continue and expand the domination of Wall Street over the economy and over Washington.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:59 | 2949523 OpenEyes
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"One thing that can be said with certainty is that we have a choice and a real choice."

 

Yeah, pretty much stopped reading right there.  

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:16 | 2949569 crusty curmudgeon
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Haven't you been watching the commercials? 

Obama supports job creation while Romney supports more jobs! 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:05 | 2950134 prains
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on banks and on those who have stood on their own two feet and made something of themselves to be offensive and outside of what I consider to be a core American value

 

the author of this article forgot to take his anti-fucktoid pill this morning before putting pen to paper

please somebody post the bail out costs to taxpyers given to banks

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 23:18 | 2950788 Totentänzerlied
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And no one has asked, "since fucking when was is the president's job, or the job of any fucking person working for the executive or any other branch of government for that matter, to be involved "creating jobs"; show me where it says that is a presidential responsbility in the Constitution."

Same with every damn Senate and House campaign ad.

In fact, just how many of the MSM's favorite issues are really the prerogative of the president or executive branch or government at large AS PER THE CONSTITUTION? Healthcare isn't, job creation isn't, abortion isn't, science education isn't, energy "policy" isn't, gun "control" is pretty clearly defined within the Bill of Rights, etc. etc. etc.

The fact that either candidate/party includes these issues in their platform shows what a farcical comedy the entire premise of this country's federal political system really is today.

All these attack ads, every single one, implicitly assumes that the issues they raise are somehow the prerogative of some part of the federal government. This is simply a categorically false premise for anyone who (foolishly but understandably) beleives the Constitution is the supreme legal document and political authority of this country.

The only federal politician I know of who has hinted at or even suggested as much is one Dr. Ron Paul, and for this he was crucified and excommunicated by the political machine.

The idiotic voters of all stripes save for one-that-shall-not-be-named neither question nor even think to question the assumed minor premise that Obama or Romney have any fucking place creating jobs (straight face = denied) or otherwise meddling in the labor market in any way, shape, or form. And not a peep from any pundit or analyst or expert.

When you hear "Obama supports job creation" or "Romney supports more jobs" just realize that what is actually being said is: X supports more interference in the (labor) market which means more spending which means taxes and/or debt and more so-called "unintended*" economic consequences.

*About as unintended as Larry "Pull It" Silverstein's infamous remark.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 21:13 | 2950484 stocktivity
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My wife just told me "Don't forget to vote on your way home from work". I live in NY State. All the electoral votes have been counted as Democratic since the previous election. My vote for Romney is a complete waste of time, gas, and aggravation....but "Ok dear". Ohio will decide for the whole freaking country...America the beautiful...God shed His grace on thee.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:51 | 2949726 The trend is yo...
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please fill up the punch bowl as well

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:10 | 2949960 Ying-Yang
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I think as soon a the elections are over we should start the campaigning for 2014 and 2016. Think of all the MSM analysts that would not collect unemployment or be added to the President's cabinet. Conservative Progressive thinking No? /s

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:38 | 2949433 Chuck Bone
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No matter who gets elected, the amount of government debt will continue to increase geometrically until the bond market revolts. This is simply because there is no other way to prevent the inevitable economic contraction that MUST occur due to the previous 30 year bull market "growth" in asset prices (aka inflation) fueled entirely by credit issuance / pulled-forward demand.

All that credit-money creation / leverage works so well when asset prices are increasing, but the moment prices start going down your losses get magnified and you are toast. Banks have been shorting our currency for years, lending out far more in capital than they have in deposits. They are the ones that must fear deflation, and they are the reason the Bernank is printing like mad to prevent it.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:55 | 2949505 CPL
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http://www.accuweather.com/en/weather-news/powerful-noreaster-to-further/1135940

 

And deal with the Nor'Easter slamming into Boston, NYC and Jersey on Weds.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:05 | 2949542 odatruf
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Why will it matter if the bond market revolts when the Fed buys 3 out of every 4 debt instruments sold by the government? Will picking up that last 1 matter?

Your line of thinking should be true and would be true in normal gravity environment. But we have long since left Kansas, dear Chuck Bone.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:25 | 2949609 NotApplicable
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Excuse me, but... geometric growth of government debt insures there can be no bond market left to revolt. Otherwise, it would've revolted when it had a chance.

Any and all other sources of competing "wealth" have been rendered insignificant as compared to the tsunami of debt both issued, and purchased in your name.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:52 | 2949729 MachoMan
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Exactly, if the FED has to buy 80% of the market, then the market has already effectively revolted... 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 21:56 | 2950581 DaveyJones
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next comes the people

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:37 | 2949435 Aguadulce
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Like sand through the hourglass bitches!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:53 | 2949492 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Didn't Socrates say that? Sixty-nine, dude!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:58 | 2949521 eduard khil
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All we are is dust in the wind, dude.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:38 | 2949440 stinkhammer
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Well shake it up now, Sugaree
I'll meet you at the jubilee
And if that jubilee don't come
Maybe I'll meet you on the run

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:41 | 2949447 SemperFord
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"I also find Mr. Obama’s attacks on Wall Street, on banks and on those who have stood on their own two feet and made something of themselves to be offensive and outside of what I consider to be a core American value"

Are you serious??? Not only do the majority of these people not provide anything of value and create money out of thin air, Some(not all) are making the American people poor through inflation. Lay off the drugs because no matter what Obama says he is but a puppet and will support his masters.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:54 | 2949502 MiltonFriedmans...
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You beat me to the punch Semper, Obama is the best friend the bankster ever had, well, maybe next to  Woodrow Wilson.

Who is this Grant guy anyway?  Obviously no relation to James.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:03 | 2949512 Kitler
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+1000

This Grant guy is a complete assclown.

Obama saved the corrupt banks lock stock and barrel but the banks have left him for the greener pastures of Romneyland where onerous regulations on Wall St. will be removed.

A pox on Obama and Romney both. Although I do think it best to vote Romney to bring this shitshow down faster before the 'security' state is 100% operational.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:29 | 2949623 NotApplicable
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I'm of the opinion that the speed of collapse is no longer subject to puppetary posturing (if it ever was).

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:56 | 2949922 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Who is more likely to accept Bibi's invitation to dance? That could have some bearing on things. This post is intended for entertainment purposes only and should not be viewed as an endorsement of any kind.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 23:38 | 2950821 Totentänzerlied
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"Who is more likely to accept Bibi's invitation to dance?"

Mitrack Obamney.

<<Romney appeals to Zionist/anti-Islamic/jingoist fundamentalists and their ilk while Obama appeals to Zionist/crypto-anti-Islamic/"humanitarian intervention" progressives and their ilk. It's a very polarizing issue, don'tcha know! Support for Israel under Red Team presidents: unwavering; but under Blue Team presidents: steadfast>>

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:53 | 2949735 MachoMan
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I have this sneaking suspicion that obama will do just fine at speaking arrangements and collecting his government check and various accounts squirreled throughout the world

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:20 | 2949592 Skateboarder
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"The banking cartel consists of honest, hardworking Americans tryna feed their families, alright."

So is this fool paid to write this shit, or is he genuinely dumb?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:27 | 2949619 crusty curmudgeon
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"When things get serious, you have to lie."  -Mario Draghi

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:44 | 2949458 phraseshifter
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Kick the Can...until it becomes a Bucket!

 

all rights (c)11/5/12

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 04:03 | 2951122 _ConanTheLibert...
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Then they will kick the bucket down the road....until it becomes too dented and it starts hurting your foot. Then they will have to hire Bucket Kickers.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:47 | 2949461 kito
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this just in, my friends at diebold/gs say it will be romney 58-42..................

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:45 | 2949466 Mongo
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Tsar bomb will seem like a fruit cake in comparison to Europe blowing up...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxD44HO8dNQ

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:47 | 2949474 LongSoupLine
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Japan has kicked the can much longer (and twice the debt to GDP ratio) as anyone.  Don't underestimate the can kicking lengths the criminal can kickers can go. 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:08 | 2949551 Alpo for Granny
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How much can can a criminal kick if a criminal can kick cans?

 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:24 | 2949833 knukles
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Was that as hard for you to type as it was for me to read?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:11 | 2949964 Ying-Yang
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Reminds me of wood... Chuck!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 22:45 | 2950715 LongSoupLine
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I can find out...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:52 | 2949491 Dr. Engali
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I'm sorry I don't see a socialist or a capitalist. I see a choice between what flavor of fascism you choose. I don't see either one of the two shrinking the police state, military, or the welfare state. The way I view it is the only way to win the game is not to play.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:54 | 2949500 CrockettAlmanac.com
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I'm tired of Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:25 | 2949610 Skateboarder
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Their faces are gross. How do people stand to look at them?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:24 | 2949605 kito
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agreed doc, this is a choice between a banker socialist that has allowed for the continued strenghtening and consolidation of power, including redistribution of wealth, of the TBTF.....and his challenger, the crony capitalist, who will continue in the tradition of obama in allowing the banks to run amok, plus a sprinkling in some good ol fashioned chicken hawkism................

im so excited to see the return of the rumsfeld era.......i miss rummy..............

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:36 | 2949664 Chaos_Theory
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I have no illusions either will pull us out (or even intend to) from this whirlpool.  Still, I just don't want to have to hear Obama's annoying speech pattern anymore or see his wife going full-Marie Antonette on extravagant taxpayer-funded vacations.  Plus, I have the teeny tiny hope that with Romney, I'll have less chance of a 40 S&W HP ending up in my cranium from a DHS stormtrooper over the next 4-years. 

As for the rest...

war will come regardless (Syria, Iran)

wages will keep dropping, along with the education level of Americans, deficit will indeed go higher, austerity for you and not for them, etc.

drones will keep dronin'

NDAA won't be repealed

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:07 | 2949777 1100-TACTICAL-12
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@Chaos / My thoughts exactly..

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:53 | 2949497 TheSilverJournal
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Who is this "capitlistic option" he speaks of?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:59 | 2949503 THE DORK OF CORK
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I am without doubt a Dork but

Mark J Grant is a retarded plonker.

JESUS H FUCKING CHRIST

What the Fuck was that ?

 

"In my mind it is not just a decision of the typical Democratic or Republican politics but a choice between a far more Socialist administration and a Capitalistic option. I find neither choice to be either far left or far right but it is a clear choice without doubt. Personally I am in favor of a safety net for every American but I am not in favor of so many social programs that there is a clear transference of capital from those who have succeeded to those that have not. I also find Mr. Obama’s attacks on Wall Street, on banks and on those who have stood on their own two feet and made something of themselves to be offensive and outside of what I consider to be a core American value which is to applaud and respect those that have worked hard and gained. Finally my decision was molded by politics at the very local level, my house, where you can only spend what you can afford and not a penny more and the policies of the last four years, in my view, have violated that principle. Thus I made my choice. Tomorrow will be a significant moment in time."

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:31 | 2949635 NotApplicable
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In summary: "Thank God I'm incoherent, otherwise my head would asspolde!"

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 15:59 | 2949526 whatswhat1@yahoo.com
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Free idiot test. $5.00

Almost time to dematerialize.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:01 | 2949531 Uncle Remus
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Seriously?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:02 | 2949534 buzzsaw99
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LAUGH

MY

ASS

OFF

 

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:05 | 2949536 THE DORK OF CORK
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Who is Greece and who is the US in this video ?

 

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh9PYtmVybU


Greece is running a current account fucking surplus these past few months.

 

Can you imagine BIff running a current surplus.

 

Think, McFly! Think

 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:09 | 2949558 Duke of Con Dao
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now, a few words from the future Bishop of America!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flNq72oTF_0

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:12 | 2949566 zorba THE GREEK
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Europe is different than the U.S. or Japan. In the Eurozone you have independent countries

joined together by a single currency. The Southern nations took advantage of the union by

running debt driven economies, and taking advantage of low interest rates, they borrowed

far more than they could ever pay back. Now the Northern nations that were more fiscally

responsible are picking up the tab. That tab is growing at a rapid rate and the people of the

North have had enough. Nationalism is rising fast in the North and the advantage of having a

single currency in such a diverse collection of nations is now revealing the flaws of the union.

No one wants to foot the bill for the South so time has run out. Prepare for the fall-out,it's

coming very soon and it will spread around the world.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:48 | 2949627 THE DORK OF CORK
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Zorba are you truely Greek ?

Where do you think your diesel / capital ration is going ?

 

France for one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJNproZQ4Zs&feature=plcp

The Greeks are to a large extent bailing out French banks

The south is bailing out the North , the North is bailing out the US , the US / UK is bailing out China.........................

 

omrpublic.iea.org/demand/fr_dl_ov.pdf

 

omrpublic.iea.org/demand/gr_dl_ov.pdf

 

Italy is the next victim...........willing to sacrifice itself for a idea.......................a bankers idea.

omrpublic.iea.org/demand/ct_dl_ov.pdf

Maybe italian Zorbas are a bit brighter  ...... maybe.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOs6RdO4H6A


Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:36 | 2949662 NotApplicable
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Funny, all of your "differences" between Europe and the US remind me of the drive to the US Civil War.

Remember, 'state' used to equal 'country.' And Union, well...

Don't worry though, your great-grandchildren will celebrate it one day.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:14 | 2949571 atomicwasted
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So he's choosing between Jill Stein and Gary Johnson, then.  Cool.

 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:15 | 2949575 Duke Dog
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I wonder if "JR" is happy now!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:16 | 2949576 apberusdisvet
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If the euro implosion comes true as he portends, I would rape any of your deposit accounts and leave just enough for Bill Pay. Consider that the FDIC has perhaps only 10% of funds that would be required if the TBTFs fall like dominos as the derivative apocalypse occurs.  Your deposits have already been hypothecated 100 times over and you could be Corzined in  a NY minute.  My 2 cents.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:15 | 2949578 q99x2
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There will not be one penny left in the world (excluding some countries that have nukes) that banksters have not stolen before the terrorist banksters bring about the collapse.

It is time to stop hoping for the collapse and do something about it. Vote to put those in power that will be the most likely to accelerate the collapse. Vote for fewer taxes and increased spending.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:16 | 2949581 buzzsaw99
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I like the way you talk [/slingblade]

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:23 | 2949597 Kitler
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Time to bring this motherfucking bloodsucking bankster nightmare to an end through systemic collapse as quickly as possible.

Vote ROMNEY.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:40 | 2949683 Duke Dog
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I think Romney would keep it going longer than big o will. Big o will take 'er to the hoop during the next four years - he has absolutely nothing to lose.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:22 | 2949601 tickhound
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"Time to do something about it!"

I could use me another couple cans o'that potted meat if ya got any extree. 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:20 | 2949593 Duke Dog
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LOL, as fucked up as that statement is, it is hard to argue against:) I would however, subsitute "asset of any value" with "penny" in your first sentence.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:20 | 2949590 ptoemmes
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Greece - one week of money left eh.  Looks like "they" kicked the can to at least past the Nov 6 election - as requested: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/europe-finally-comes-out-us-election-deter...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:38 | 2949671 NotApplicable
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That was my first thought.

"Well, at least they crossed the finish line. Bob, tell them what they've won."

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:30 | 2949855 Buckaroo Banzai
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The Europeans seem to love Obama so much, why don't they get him to move there, and they can elect him President of whatever the fuck they want.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:13 | 2950159 Parrotile
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Put him in charge of the ECB - now that would be quite interesting (for outsiders)

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:23 | 2949599 adr
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Since Obama has been elected my house has lost 18% of its value. My health insurance premiums have increased 30%, and my base expenses, thanks to inflation and EPA policies, have doubled.

My middles class white neighborhood is being atacked on all fronts and nearly everyone I know has at least one family member who has lost a $40k+ job and had to settle for a $10 part time retail position.

My company makes and sells real products, ie not publicly traded channel stuffed chinese made crap, and demand has been declining for four years straight. Real people do not have any extra money to spend on discretionary products. All the other vendors I know are in the same boat.

Every economic datapoint has been manipulated at least 90% to the upside to help Obama. Knowing there will be no punishment for fraudulent accounting, CFOs are pulling the numbers out of thir asses and laughing around $200 a plate dinners every night. If a company says they sold 1 million units, they really sold 100k or less. They know nobody will check the numbers, and those that would are happier to get their stock options that keep doubling in value on the back of QEetc.

Just like any group of con men, they expect to eventually get caught. However its better to live a few years as a king than live a lifetime in the pit.

Romney may just let the middle class live a bit longer. Four more years of Obama will destroy it once and for all. My business won't survive. Maybe I can live like the 30 yr old couple across the street with five kids. He has a job that pays $20k a year. They have the heat always turned up to 75 and the air to 70 in the summer, they don't have to pay the bill since they have HEAP for that. They don't need to pay for health insurance since he is a veteran and medicaid takes care of the rest. WIC program for diapers and formula, SNAP for food. Massive EIC payments every tax year. They even have subsidized cell phones and internet. Of course he drives a brand new F150 and they have two 50" TVs. The government even kicks in some of the rent payment for the house.

After all is said and done he has a lot more of his $20k left over than I have of my $65k. The new America, infinite wealth for the 1% and handouts for those who help to keep them in power. Anyone stuck in the middle gets squashed.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:34 | 2949651 crusty curmudgeon
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"Anyone stuck in the middle gets squashed."

Well, if we divide people into three groups:  (1) wealthiest 0.1%; (2) poorest half -- or 47%; and (3) everyone in the middle, let's look at what happens to these 3 groups:

(1) These folks are above the law and continue to get wealthier;

(2) These folks are on SNAP, disability, get EIC (i.e., negative income tax) etc, etc

(3) Guess what?  Only one group left where all this comes from. 

Makes you wonder when Atlas will shrug.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:39 | 2949680 NotApplicable
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Romney will kill your business just as fast. The only difference will be the justification.

I mean, it's not like either of them could do a damn thing to stop it, just ask JFK.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:15 | 2949976 Ying-Yang
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Soon the damn can will just be stepped on and squished. Flatten the bitch and toss it like a frisbee.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:54 | 2949920 object_orient
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Are you sure Obama's election was the catalyst for all those events? I mean, around the same time I changed which shoe I tie first.

 

I'm not disputing the facts, but Obama is shorthand for a million other things. Over-generalizing => sloppy thinking => incorrect conclusions. These threads are riddled with the stuff.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:15 | 2949973 RiotActing
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I love how these stupid fucking Americans like the guy above here wants to rant an rave about some family he THINKS he knows about, blaming Obama all the way. No mention of NDAA, no mention of Obama going after whistle blowers, no Obama gets to blow up Americans whenever he wants... no mention of Drones, no mention of the militarization of the nation's police force... Its all bitching about people getting handouts... SHUT THE FUCK UP ALREADY. Pull your head from your ass and WAKE THE FUCK UP! You are going to vote for some asshole millionaire? You think he gives a shit about you? FUCK man people are fucking stupid...

WAKE THE FUCK UP DUMB ASSES....

http://www.veteranstoday.com/2012/11/05/vt-hacked-over-romneys-lifting-o...
That Romney is such a trust worth guy! He's going to bring back JOBS! - said every fucking stupid republican...

Obama is going to finish what he started, we only need 4 more years of QEInfinity! - said every fucking stupid democrat...

Fuck you sheeple... attack the poor, that will fix things... fucking idiots...

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:27 | 2949611 Vince Clortho
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Constitutional Right to vote ... do we still have this?

I know Bush and Bama have been retooling the law to get around some of the outdated concepts like free speech, habeas corpus, a Free Press, and other bothersome notions from the 1700s.

I guess it does not matter if your vote is meaningless.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:44 | 2949681 sunnyside
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To hell with both of them because I want to vote FOR someone and not against someone.

To hell with both of them because there is more to the US than (R) and (D) but these bastards have rigged the game.

To hell with both of them because Mary-Louise Parker isn't upstairs waiting for me.

To hell with both of them because we have two major problems with our leadership: swarmy politicians and thieving bankers, and the choice we are given is one or the other.

To hell with both of them because neither is going to tell the US people to grow up and that you cannot have it all for free.

To hell with both of them because except for a very few issues, there isn't a spit of difference.  It's just whose buddy gets the loot for 4 years (or until it ends)

 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:15 | 2949975 TimmyB
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To hell with both of them because we have two major problems with our leadership: swarmy politicians and thieving bankers, and the choice we are given is one or the other.

Our "choice" isn't between one or the other.  Instead, the "choice" we are given is between swarmy politicians who are paid off by thieving bankers or for thieving bankers who pay off swarmy politicians.  Both or both, take your pick.   While our two largest political parties may have had some major differences years ago, today they are "Coke" and "new Coke."  It doesn't matter which one you vote for, the same people will profit no matter which "choice" you make.      

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:40 | 2949684 Lagging Indicator
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Daddy, are we there yet? . . . Daddy, are we there yet?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:19 | 2950179 Parrotile
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The anticipation's often more fun than the final result . . . .

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:57 | 2949691 earleflorida
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'thee  h`our's  logic of thyme;

whence past...  begets much girth;

but, thy reason hath no known depth;

alas, what prevails morrows sorrow is not for lack of logic nor reason;

indeed... twas but a symbiotic anomaly of an up-side-down expansion;

having lost its yeast for life;

and yes... the many moments forgotten should temper a blind man's resolve;

whilst the reaper plunders futures past;

but hark... there be still that fate... that serendipitous moment called hope;

thusly trumping the finnish'd recollect of a trope'd vessel;

moments of remembrance that naught even death can extinquish'

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:07 | 2949722 Zero Govt
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"...when the people of the United States exercise their constitutional right and choose a President..."

what utter tripe Mr Grant

you trying to shine a turd Sir?

the President was chosen by the sponsors

all the people choose is which puppet they are offered by the sponsors

democracy is such a rotten farce only total morons vote... oh, Mr Grant is voting

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:27 | 2950010 Mentaliusanything
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Oh Zero Govt .. so correct!  When the debates were on and the camera swung along the line of faces they got as far as the one before Ron Paul and shut the vision.

Who is Ron Paul ? certainly the Media chose to "blank" him out

Quid Pro Quo ..... and so you get the one that was favored by the sponsors. I shudder when I think of all the money spent on those two assclowns. America you get what they paid for I'm afraid. Enjoy!

What a Fucking dog and pony show

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:21 | 2950186 Parrotile
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So, what part of Australia do you come from (seing as you "know the Group"!)??

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 16:54 | 2949728 marcusfenix
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wait...when did Obama attack wall street and/or banks? cause all I remember is some off handed remark about fat cats before pushing legislation that was so convoluted, vast and unintelligible that it was most likely written by the banksters and their puppet congresscritters.

unless he means wall st Afghanistan, or wall st Libya...

is there a wall st in Pakistan? if there is it wouldn't surprise me if Obama bombed it.  

or maybe it was wall st Canada he was talking about, has Obama started droning people to death in Toronto yet?

and what banks did Obama attack? (other than the central bank of Iran)...

 and have you visited Romney's website, there isn't anybody he isn't willing to go to war with , Russia, North Korea, Syria, Pakistan and most especially the "terrorist state of Iran". 

and his "plan" to fix the economy and create job growth is...

the same as Obama's, read from the teleprompter and stay the fuck out of the way while Bernanke and his bankster ilk pillage and plunder. and maybe, if he's an especially good little drone, they might let him start a war and get a second term.

out of the box indeed...

 

 

 

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:23 | 2950195 Parrotile
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 If Mittens does get the nomination -

"Well, it's been an interesting life"!

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:00 | 2949754 Seasmoke
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If Romney wins. You. All do understand he doesn't become president until January 20. That will be a horrible 2.5 months for all of us

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:12 | 2949788 Jack Sheet
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Yet another post where you click on an intriguing title then it is only Mark The Bard Grant or Charles Huge Smith.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:22 | 2949988 Ying-Yang
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Hey now... General Powell endorses Obummer... but wait wasn't Powell the cocksucker that stood in the UN and talked about WMD in Iraq? Oh yeah he knows a thing or two....

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:19 | 2949811 SheepDog-One
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Had to stop at the 'Tomorrow americans will exercise their Constitutional Rights and select a president' lol reallyz?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 17:22 | 2949823 SheepDog-One
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Edge of our seats for a year on Greece implosion any minute and all this other crap...its always a miracle last minute before opening bell rescue....but NOW its for really reelz? Uh huh....sure it is.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:04 | 2949945 Zero Govt
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Pre-election the 'Silence of the Lambs' ...neither puppet, sorry, candidate says a word about Europe

..it's a 2 Party shut-out (contempt of Americans)

Post-election Bubble Ben goes to the rescue across the Pond ...just wait and see

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:51 | 2950084 Geruda
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Who would be hearing the speaking they are making about Europe if they were speaking about Europe?  Americans are having so many stupids, talking about Europe would  be making them have many angries for Obama was not talking about  Americans instead and the mormon who lies would be telling the stupids it is Obama's fault that Europe peoples are having troubles.   The speaking they are having needs to be keeping telling Americans many many jobs are coming and not be telling the stupids any bad things will be happening.  Why don't you know that?

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 18:51 | 2950082 lolmao500
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Romney capitalist?? Please. More like fascist.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:02 | 2950122 lolmao500
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And about Greece and Spain : GOOD.

This biatch needs to go down already. It's been long enough.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 19:44 | 2950256 bugs_
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Every time they kick the can the can gains mass.

Perhaps this is what is responsible for all the earthquakes lately.

Mon, 11/05/2012 - 20:03 | 2950316 uncle reggie
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WOW!!! This piece represents a line of thought totally divorced from reality. Obama a socialist!? This is far right propaganda designed to influence those who don't have a friggin clue as to what socialism even is. Attacks on Wall Street!? Obama has let the Street continue to do whatever it wants. I'm not voting for Obama and I'm sure as hell not voting for Romney. Grant seems to believe this "choice" is some once in a lifetime moment of truth that will determine the future of our country. Bullshit. There will be little differnce regardless of who is elected. There's only one thing significant about this election. Regardless of the winner, we are about to enter into the age of austerity in America as we cross the tipping point toward a dark and scary future. Be prepared!   

Tue, 11/06/2012 - 02:15 | 2951053 Bansters-in-my-...
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"One thing that can be said with certainty is we have choice,and real choice"

Ya okkee fuckin dokkee,,,,,

Stay away from the dope it's too strong for you......

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