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Obama's Victory Is Very Bullish For This Google Search Query

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The query in question? "Renounce Citizenship"


Simon Black's always interesting insights on this 'event' can be found here.


Perhaps the geographical dispersion of those searches will be insightful, if rather paradoxical...


And by targeted MSA:


And as a bonus, another search query just hit a record: Remington 223

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Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:30 | 2965256 OpenEyes
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Renounce your citizenship?  Sure, no problem at all, it's as easy as redeeming those gold ETF shares for bullion.  Let's get started shall we?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:33 | 2965278 fuu
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Are you being serious?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:52 | 2965389 malikai
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I will not renounce my citizenship. Because I still have hope that some day after all this is finished my country will emerge. When that happens I plan to return to help rebuild, if I survive.

Besides, no matter where I live or what passport I carry, I am and always will be an American.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:30 | 2965594 Agent P
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I'm staying....hell, I haven't even left Illinois yet.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:27 | 2965892 malikai
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Even if you stay in the states, get the hell out of the Democratic People's Republic of Illinois.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:42 | 2965338 GOSPLAN HERO
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Costa Rica?



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 18:32 | 2966381 SilverDOG
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If you are going, skip 95% of the pollution, and drop below the equator.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:03 | 2965454 JPM Hater001
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I foresee a cottage industry in Continental Sovereign wealth extraction.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:16 | 2965813 bobnoxy
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Wow, wierd that eight of those states went Obama's way, and now they're looking to leave because he won?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:16 | 2964866 Flakmeister
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Oh my, a few rich people are having a tantrum....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:49 | 2964997 Svendblaaskaeg
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"Oh my, a few rich people are having a tantrum"

more welfare for you then, right hippie?


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:22 | 2965212 prains
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more welfare for the banks is what you meant XXYsven

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:14 | 2965151 Blankenstein
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Yep, just like all the rich actors were having a tantrum in 2004


The knife cuts both ways partisan.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:30 | 2965258 Flakmeister
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Go fuck yourself...

For the record, I did not vote for BHO....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:49 | 2965379 tmosley
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Wrote in Ba'al, did you?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:57 | 2965423 Flakmeister
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I see you completed a eubonics course while you were gone....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:46 | 2966573 akak
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Wrote in Ba'al, did you?

Well, he tried, but as the poll workers could not read Canaanite Phoenician script, they disqualified and threw away his ballot.

Beside, Ba'al had not registered as an official write-in candidate anyway.  When it comes to the hopelessly corrupt and restricted two-party system, even the gods don't stand a chance.

(But ironically, none of that stopped the average American voter from casting their ballot for Baa-baa-baa-ba'al).

Sat, 11/10/2012 - 08:17 | 2967442 Disenchanted
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Mammon/Moloch 2016!

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:20 | 2965846 Blankenstein
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Nice Flake.  Did I hit a nerve?   


Your devisive partisanism is glaringly evident.  


 "I did not vote for BHO.."


Nice try at legitimizing your paid trolling.  



Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:55 | 2966250 Flakmeister
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This campaign and the previous cycle the Repugs had a monopoly on bullshit, in the past it has been vice versa...And that is why I cut them no slack...

Seriously, the best that the Repubs could come up with was Romney? Challenged by Perry? Bachmann? Cain? Santorum? Last but almost least, Newt...

A field of candidates like the above smells like a party on the verge of internal collapse...

Sorry, RP was never a player... Nice guy, but a snowballs chance in hell of gettting the nomination....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:21 | 2966821 Blankenstein
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Yes Yawn...

This is an attempt to shroud the blue team mantra in a more palatable cloak.

Yes the Repubs had a terrible roster of candidates and Paul didn't have a chance because the old party bosses weren't going to allow it.  But to say they have a monopoly on the bullshit?  Obama has had four years to right the ship, but yet no prosecutions of the Wall Street bandits that brought on the financial crisis and another 5 trillion dollars added the national debt. Don't forget the signing of NDAA on December 26 and the administration full of ex-goldmanites.  Neither side is really serious about saving our country and future generations from the crushing level of debt our country has accumulated.  There is no monopoly, just collusion.  


Sat, 11/10/2012 - 10:15 | 2967547 Flakmeister
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And do you think for a moment that Mittens et al. would do anything about the above unless there was a partisan basis for it??

Sorry, any political party that engages in wholesale denial of science will not cut with me... When they change tack, we'll talk...

The Repubs are/were in complete denial of reality, whether it be polls, AGW or what have you... e.g. Cranky old tea partiers wanting a $1 worth of benefits for .20...

And BHO did not earn my vote, but I will say unequivacably that he was the lesser of two evils...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:59 | 2965433 Cathartes Aura
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the "rich" have homes in various domiciles to avoid taxes, etc.

the rest of the googl'rs will drop their plans once they realise they'll need a passport to leave Whoville,

something they've never done in their tiny tiny lives. . .

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:40 | 2965634 chet
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Hope the door doesn't hit their ass on the way out.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:35 | 2966551 Urban Redneck
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said the Warsaw Jew in the summer of 1940...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:16 | 2964867 midtowng
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These are the same people who were saying "good riddence" to liberals upset at Bush's 2004 victory.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:25 | 2964902 Ignatius
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As if Obamney or Robama are the source of the problem... sheesh.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:46 | 2966090 Ag Tex
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This past election was similar to a 1970s professional wrestling match.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 20:49 | 2966744 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Bobo Brazil vs. Johnny Powers

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:44 | 2964947 Flakmeister
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Waiting 8 years to see Karl Rove doing the whole Kubler-Ross thingie in 30 minutes was almost worth it...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:41 | 2965335 Charles Bishop ...
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  come on--it was absolutely worth it-- I made popcorn.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 16:09 | 2965759 Miffed Microbio...
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Those people in 2004 were leaving due to Ideological differences. I think people today are contemplating escape for sheer survival. I can relate. I really am questioning our ability to survive in this new America. We have cut dramatically in the last 4 years to stay solvent and not incurring debt. We have very little fat left now. Nowhere to run and nowhere to hide.


Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:40 | 2966562 Parrotile
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That seems a very familiar tale from former colleagues who moved to the USA over a decade ago - they would certainly have fallen in to the "Upper Middle Class" bracket, and at the time were enjoying a far better overall standard of living (even with the higher medical expenses from just day-to-day minor accidents and injuries).

Now - everyone's "doing it Tough" - most have downsized properties, sold off their "Big Boys' Toys", and given up even modest memberships of clubs / groups, and these people are far from unqualified (three Ph.D. (relevant), one Sc.D. (relevant - former full Professor in the UK). Their spending patterns have collapsed, so the businesses they were supporting will be feeling the pinch too, which is hardly supportive of the "Small Business Led" recovery everyone really needs.

The Prof has started moves to rescind his Green Card and return to the UK or more likely head south to Australia (Ho Ho!), whilst the other three Families are "considering their options". Many of their workmates are thinking along the same lines, with comments frequently prefaced with "Now that Obama's been re-elected . . . (something bad is sure to happen)!!

Interesting times ahead I suspect.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:19 | 2964874 EscapeKey
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Remind me again where they'll go? Just about the entire western world has a higher level of government spending as part of GDP. Hell, here in the UK, government spending is about 53% (!)

And don't get me started on health care and gay marriage...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:37 | 2964948 tmosley
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To some sunny place to lay down on the beach and watch the world burn.  

IE, they aren't going someplace to work, or at least, not to work in the sense that they will trade their labor for fiat currency.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:31 | 2965265 Flakmeister
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How exactly does that change things as they currently stand?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:55 | 2965405 tmosley
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You remind me of the Clown from Spawn.  "How come we always get the idiots?"

Because only a fucking retard would worship death, obviously.

To humor your stupidity, what do you think would happen to YOU when YOUR boss shuts down the business and takes his money to go relax in some tropical paradise?  You just going to keep working in an empty room with no electricity, materials, or clients?  Then, I guess that wouldn't be much different for you.  It'd be better for the rest of us, as you wouldn't have access to the internet to spread your message of death.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:58 | 2965431 Flakmeister
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That dog don't hunt...

Now run along before I taunt you a second time...

PS The trick is to be your own boss...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:06 | 2965471 buzzsaw99
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My boss, LMAO!! I got yer boss right here buddy. :grabs crotch:

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 17:01 | 2966065 Mad Mohel
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Fuckin awesome! ^

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:39 | 2964956 bank guy in Brussels
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The main important reason why life is better outside of America because of the corrupt and brutal American courts, police and prison system, the US judges bribed by the big players

The US jails 2.3 million people - 25% of all global prisoners, in the biggest-ever slave labour gulag - 1 out of every 40 working age US males is behind bars RIGHT NOW ... with US prisons run for profit

There is almost no one in jail in Europe - 1 person out of 1000 - It is really HARD to go to jail in Continental Europe, wrongful jailings are very, very rare - there is little fear here of courts, police, or lawyers

And oddly enough your personal assets are much safer here under EU 'socialism'. We don't have the kind of customer asset confiscations like the US has with MF Global, Peregrine Financial, and Sentinel, where the bank-bribed US judges totally slam and defraud the victims

Not to mention the US lawyers always stealing small business owners' assets, people's property in divorce cases etc.

Around the world even many various dictators hardly jail anybody compared to America ... whereas every American seems terrified of US courts and lawyers and police

The better legal climate alone, makes Europe a paradise by comparison

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:48 | 2964991 slaughterer
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bak guy in Brussel, I guess I agree: I have seen multiple legal climate incompetence in Europe: failure to punish glaring Ponzi schemes that have ripped off tens of thousands Europeans, rampant criminal activity throughout Europe completely ignored.   My only question: Is this supposed to be good for anyone but the Euro-criminals?

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:37 | 2965619 Matt
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Compared to run-away mass imprisonment of white collar criminals in America? Those tens of thousands in NYC locked away for 20 years for trafficking in unregulated derivatives?

Maybe comparing imprisonment for similar crimes would be a better place to start.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 19:51 | 2966595 Parrotile
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As long as they remain members of the "Ruling Elite Class" don't hold your breath . . .

By ANY civilised standards, the US "Privatised For Profit Prisons" MUST be a modern day example of slave labour.

1. The "workers" are completely captive,

2. The management scheme is entirely discipline - driven, with rapid and "effective" dispensation of punishment for transgressions,

3. The "workers" certainly do NOT get a "share" of profits - they get a standard hourly rate, and "discipline" if they are perceived to underperform,

4. Prisons are regarded by the Private Security conglomerates as VERY good business. I wonder why . . . . .

Mind you they DO have access to free health and dental care, but in the good old days of slavery, the slave's owners were inclidned to look after their "investment" too - to maximise ROI.

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:53 | 2965010 EscapeKey
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I don't disagree with any of that, but usually I see these "threats" in comments which also very frequently include a number of the following words: "Obama, socialist, taxes, gay marriage, marxist, welfare..."

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 13:59 | 2965047 slaughterer
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If Obama is a socialist (debatable), then (along with the military-technological complex and hardliner enforcement system in the USA) he is a HARD socialist.  Plenty of SOFT socialist countries to be an unpunished CRIMINAL in in the world.  There are literally a thousand Madoff-type Ponzi scammers in SOFT socialist countries drinking 1982 Lafitte with their daily white truffel and Wagyo filet breakfasts, watching the money roll in.  

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 14:34 | 2965285 Flakmeister
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FWIW, a congent analysis but those softies are getting their pound of flesh...

Props on getting a good vintage, however the '82s are getting very long in the tooth, next up 1990....

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 15:44 | 2965659 slaughterer
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You missed 1986 in between...

Fri, 11/09/2012 - 21:04 | 2966771 Flakmeister
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'86 was ok. more so in the Libournais, i.e Pomerol.... 85 in Burgandy was solid but not in Bordeaux...

The French refer to '88, '89 and '90 as The Holy Trinity with '90 being the best year since '61 and '45..

After that '95, 00, 05 stick out but are not anywhere the equal of 90...

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