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

Tyler Durden's picture

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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Urban Redneck's picture

Of course Belgium is a criminal pervert's paradise, why else would the EU have setup shop there?

Flakmeister's picture

You clearly have never eaten at Chez Leon...

Moules Frites for lunch is the best deal....

Urban Redneck's picture

Thanks, next time I descend into the bowels of hell, I can eat least well (the seafood and steak tartare aren't always the best up here)

Itch's picture

That’s surely not the main reason life is better outside America? What about all the rabble-rousers, the shit-stirrers, the absurd theatrical charlatans, kooks, the bible thumping moralisers and manipulators? The dangerous patriotism, the fascist ignorance and the glorifying of lies, every opinion polarized 180° by reckless and hateful fools afraid of the slightest hint of moderation because it will shed light on what spoilt greedy murderous fat fucking miserable babies they are? The country that never shuts its loud mouth screaming about its freedom, yet that is the only thing that it cant handle. America makes the best case possible to avoid “freedom” at all costs.

“America went from barbarism to decadence without the intermittent phase of civility” …seriously, give her a wild birth while she disintegrates.

Cathartes Aura's picture

lol @ gendering a fiction like "nation"

as to "her wild birth" yeah, that's what happens when you force a pregnancy to dis-integration. . .

but I agree 101% with your descriptives, +1 even if it doesn't mean a thing. . .

MachoMan's picture

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

You realize that a substantial portion of the public policy, common law, and legal framework of the american court system was borrowed from europe, right?  Are you trying to tell us that in a european divorce, there isn't an arbiter to determine which spouse receives particular marital property?  Or that small business owners in europe don't face lawsuit for a myriad of reasons?  Or that small business owners don't have their own attorneys?

whereas every American seems terrified of US courts and lawyers and police.

Eh, no...  who do you think gets all these folks their disability payments?  Keeps them away from police custody?  Keeps the banks from foreclosing?

Parrotile's picture

You really think the home of the "No Win No Fee" model of litigation is a better place to run a business than almost anywhere else?????

"Oh, I've just spilt an OBVIOUSLY HOT coffee in my lap - because of my clumsiness. I'll sue for a million bucks - BECAUSE I CAN!" And they DID.

And that's why you HAVE to have ridiculous levels of "Health and Safety" bureacracy - ' cause in the US of A, you are bombarded from EVERY media outlet / orifice with lawyers offering to sue on your behalf.

Terrible mindset.

MachoMan's picture

Actually, it's the only way to curb incredibly dangerous behavior and products.  I actually encourage anyone who uses the mcdonalds case as an example of the things wrong with the american system to actually go research the case instead of repeating MSM talking points.  Aside from the award being reduced by the judge (and the parties settling the matter for a confidential sum), the facts of the case simply warranted a judgment in favor of the customer...  I'm sorry, but the jury got it right (insofar as deciding the winner; which juries tend to do incredibly well somehow...  it's an enigma).  Here is a good place to start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liebeck_v._McDonald%27s_Restaurants .  [note: the jury awarded her $160k...  the rest were punitives (which juries tend to not take lightly btw)]

You also seem to have a rudimentary misunderstanding of the legal system.  The deciding factor in this case was CASE LAW, not "health and safety" bureaucracy.  Health and safety bureaucracy is merely to implement barriers to entry and help government mandated monopolies.  The courts actually use different standards...  (the root of which are centuries old).

And contingency fees are only part of the possible payment for representation.  It allows people who do not have any means an opportunity to have their day in court just like more privileged people who could afford to pay an hourly fee.  You do want equal access to courts, right?  [note: lawyers tend to not bring cases on contingency unless they're going to win or stand a substantial chance of winning; as a result, frivolous suits tend to be weeded out on the front end]. 

I'll make a wager with you.  As the amount of business in america dwindles, the amount of lawsuits will likewise follow (it's already happened, btw).  [study this cause and effect, it's easy to get it backwards].

Charles Bishop Weyland's picture

Whiny-ass fucks just realized their litttle fascist dream has fallen apart , and NOW they don't want to play anymore?They bet on the wrong goddamn horse; tear up your ticket until you can afford to come back to Preakness, ya pussies.

Matt's picture

Based on that Corruption Perception Index, Chile and Uruguay look like better options by a longshot.

DoChenRollingBearing's picture

+ 1


My own personal circumstances point me to Peru.  YES, various indices suggest that Uruguay & Chile are good (probably better if you have no connections to or in Peru) candidates as well.  I should have pointed that out in my comment.

Killtruck's picture

That looks like a gold-type bubble!

toady's picture

Good riddance

aint no fortunate son's picture

...and don't let the door hit you in your fat asses on the way out

Urban Redneck's picture

said the Warsaw Jew in the summer of 1940...

buzzsaw99's picture

No shit, leave already.

TeamDepends's picture

Hey Dianne Feinswine:  Why don't YOU go door to door collecting guns instead of sending thousands of young men to their death.  Fucking cowards all....

TeamDepends's picture

Dayyummn, wouldn't want to meet that in a dark alley.

machineh's picture

Bitch is just there to collect Kali's new 13.3% top marginal tax rate (Prop 30).

'Do I look like Big Govt to you?'

'Does this large magazine make me look fat?'

NotApplicable's picture

LOL, finger on the trigger.

Ok, I agree. Somebody take her gun!

JohnG's picture



No shit.  I see this at the range all the time.  First time, I pull them to the side and politely give them a card....always loaded, never cover if you dont want it dead, no trigger, what's behind target....

They do it again and they get a less polite "MUZZLE" or "TRIGGER."

The third time, I leave.  Win't have thier negligent discharge end up with a bullet im my spine.

Agent P's picture

"Don't worry, I safety checked it.  See it's perfectly saf..."


"Hmmm...well, it appears we have a job opening for a new cue card holder.  Please see my assistant if you're interested.  She's standing right over ther..."


"It appears we now have an assistant position open as well."

Overfed's picture

If I could have just one wish, it would be that she would put the muzzle of that mutherfukker in her mouth and pull the trigger.

FiatFapper's picture

It would be even more interesting to see what percentage of A1 demographics used this search term.

francis_sawyer's picture

This ties in nicely with the "Colonize the Moon" article from this morning...

toomanyfakeconservatives's picture

I'd like to see the search trends for ".223 Remington". My local guns shops told me to buy now or forever hold my piece.

MachoMan's picture

Your gun store gave you bad advice.  You need to buy an AR chambered in 5.56x45...  military surplus ammo is your buddy.  [it will shoot .223 as well].

Matt's picture

Depends what kind of surplus, you don't want any corrosive crap.

MachoMan's picture

much more of an issue with ruskie calibers than nato calibers...

Flakmeister's picture

I do believe I just witnessed a post being censored on ZH...

It must have have been pretty despicable....

toady's picture

I saw that...

An OT, long post in the first comment position.

I usually skip any OT posts, but a quick glance said it was about Michigan, and I have a bug-out location out in the deep, dark, woods of Michigan, so I was going to go back and read it.

POOF! ...and it's gone.

bank guy in Brussels's picture

It was a bit long ... a disturbing story warning there was a new criminal scam in America:

A rapist-type waits on a country road, baiting women drivers with an abandoned car seat with a baby-blanket on it, so it appears there might be a baby. Woman stops, criminal assaults her.

Sad if it was true ...

A beautiful thing about America and Canada is the chance to travel those long, scenic, empty country roads ... but clearly can be a bit frightening too ...

Totentänzerlied's picture

That "new" scam has been going since Roman times at least, only without the car-seat (i.e. it's a myth).

Cathartes Aura's picture


Man Impersonates Officer to Sexually Assault Woman

Police are seeking your help to identify a man who posed as a police officer to stop a female driver. He ordered her out of the car and handcuffed her, drove her to a secluded area and sexually assaulted her. Do you know this man?


the "baby seat" is most likely the latest variant, but yeah, this has been going on for a long time.

akak's picture

Personally, I am infinitely more concerned about the sociopaths who masquerade as our so-called benefactors, i.e. government.  Virtually EVERYONE is their victim.

Cathartes Aura's picture

*curses*  foiled by the pirate!! locked out of the post. . .

I had heard of these incidents for years now, mostly fake police on highways - so I just pulled up a random link to use, but turns out it may be false - anyhow, here's a better story link,

There are scores of other incidents. In New York City, a man posing as a police officer forced his way into an apartment to rape the woman who lived inside. In California a guy on a bicycle with handcuffs robbed pedestrians. Officer impersonation is a nationwide crime that has flourished in recent years, with brazen criminals sometimes going to great lengths to pull off their scams. A man on Long Island, for instance, was recently sentenced for running a virtual one-man police department. He had a car with sirens and a fake police station where he handcuffed his victims to a chair.


and yes, I agree, the sociopaths in gov't are creating more victims daily. . . why trust any of them?

iDealMeat's picture

It was me..   and it was this..    bounced out of pole position bitchez..


My Apologies for the OT:  Got some spam from my mom this morning..
Could be something or it could be nothing.

Stay safe folks,  Happy Friday.



While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it.
For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised even before they went out there to check....

"There are several things to be aware of ... Gangs and thieves are now plotting different ways to get a person (mostly women) to stop their vehicle and get out of the car.

"There is a gang initiation reported by the local Police Department where gangs are placing a car seat by the road...with a fake baby in it....waiting for a woman, of course, to stop and check on the abandoned baby.

"Note that the location of this car seat is usually beside a wooded or grassy (field) area and the person -- woman -- will be dragged into the woods, beaten and raped, and usually left for dead. If it's a man, they're usually beaten and robbed and maybe left for dead, too.





Please talk to your loved ones about this. This is a new tactic being used. Please be safe.

Some knew about the red light on cars, but not Dialing 112.
It was about 1:00 p.m. In the afternoon, and Lauren was driving to visit a friend. An UNMARKED police car pulled up behind her and put his lights on. Lauren's parents have always told her to never pull over for an unmarked car on the side of the road, but rather to wait until they get to a gas station, etc.

Lauren had actually listened to her parents advice, and promptly called,112 on her cell phone to tell the police dispatcher that she would not pull over right away. She proceeded to tell the dispatcher that there was an unmarked police car with a flashing red light on his rooftop behind her. The dispatcher checked to see if there were police cars where she was and there weren't, and he told her to keep driving, remain calm and that he had back up already on the way.

Ten minutes later 4 cop cars surrounded her and the unmarked car behind her. One policeman went to her side and the others surrounded the car behind. They pulled the guy from the car and tackled him to the ground. The man was a convicted rapist and wanted for other crimes.
I never knew about the 112 Cell Phone feature. I tried it on my AT&T phone & it said, "Dialing Emergency Number."
Especially for a woman alone in a car, you should not pull over for an unmarked car. Apparently police have to respect your right to keep going on to a safe place.

*Speaking to a service representative at Bell Mobility confirmed that 112 was a direct link to State trooper info. So, now it's your turn to let your friends know about "Dialing, 112"

You may want to send this to every Man, Woman & Youngster you know; it may well save a life.

This applies to ALL 50 states

pods's picture

The old gang initiation.  Did they get tired of waiting underneath cars in the mall parking lot waiting to slice your achilles tendon?

Here in NC we always have problems with impromptu police pulling over people and robbing them.  

I would call BS on the first story.  More urban legend.


Cathartes Aura's picture

from the American Police Beat site I linked above,

Then there are guys like Bill Jakob. He arrived in a small Missouri town with an offer to help police fight the community’s methamphetamine problem. He had a badge and a gun and told officials he had previously worked as a drug agent in Illinois. He drove a fully equipped Ford Crown Victoria with all the law enforcement bells and whistles.

But Jakob wasn’t a cop. He was an unemployed truck driver with a criminal record and had recently filed for bankruptcy. In the aftermath, at least 17 people have sued, including an elderly woman who was involuntarily committed to a psychiatric ward because she didn’t cooperate with the police and a man who said Jakob held a gun to his head and threatened to shoot while the man’s child watched.

“Not only did they break in and threaten to kill people and violate their civil rights, they stole money, prescription drugs and legally owned weapons. It’s crazy that this could happen in 2008,” said attorney Dan Briegel, who represents the woman who was placed in the psychiatric ward for a week. Complaints about Jakob’s rough treatment of suspects led a reporter from the Gasconade County Republican newspaper to ask the sheriff about the new officer.

That’s when Jakob’s story unraveled. “He had credentials. He had a badge. He had a phone number to call for verification,” an embarrassed Mayor Otis Schulte told the New York Times. “I don’t know what else we could have done.” When police called the number Jakob provided, the woman who answered verified he had worked for the task force.

The mayor and other authorities now suspect the person at the other end of the phone was Jakob’s wife.


while some stories are "urban legend" faked, some are very real, and they are fairly numerous if you care to look for them.

PUD's picture

no one should need renounce something they never agreed to in the first place. show me a document where any of us besides immigrants agreed to be under this gov. there is no such thing. you are property. declared a 'citizen' without your consent by the simple act of falling out of your mothers womb onto soil the gov claims is theirs. that makes you a slave..property. you should not ever have to give up something you never agreed to get 

Tod E. Tosspot's picture

The Lysander Spooner stuff is fun to debate, but when you bring it up to your cell mate Bubba it might leave you a bit...ahem...hollow inside.

PUD's picture

then let's stop lying and call it the tyranny that it truly is 

MachoMan's picture

Calling it a tyranny is one thing.  Saying that the law is not really the law is another thing... 

MrSteve's picture

perhaps you were whelped in the dirt but I bet 20 trillion dollars most people on ZH were pushed from their mother's womb onto a clean bed. 20 trillion, are you on?

PUD's picture

no one from the gov was there with a contract for me to sign putting myself under the authority of any gov. they just tell you that you are which is the same as changing your name from Kunta to Toby