Giving Thanks That It Has Not Come To This

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On occasions such as the increasingly binary-outcome world in which we exist today, it is perhaps more important to give thanks not for what has happened, but for what has not, such as this fictional and dramatic potential outcome.

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Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:37 | 3004779 Enslavethechild...
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I'm pretty sure we can raise consciousness a little higher than that...

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:43 | 3004797 CPL
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Impossible when pain is not reconciled.  The best efforts done so far are half assed, half thought of and poorly executed on all levels.  To allow the idea of epiphany to enter a situation; the chaotic calm, tao, whatever people like to call it.  The center must be recognized, acknowledged and maintained.


Yet here we are running from starboard to port in some insane attempt to swamp our own life raft.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:46 | 3004814 Enslavethechild...
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Don't let go of the steer-board to go drink port with the crew. Stay focused captain

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:49 | 3004826 Popo
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Zerohedge just jumped the shark. 

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:54 | 3004838 Nothing To See Here
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I would herein like to thank goodness for the alien invasion that has not yet occured, even though I know the good Paul Krugman has one incorporated in his mathematical models showing how the economy can be saved through more debt and spending.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 14:03 | 3004851 Enslavethechild...
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People always get richer when they have everything they own stolen from them.

The guy is a douche bag

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 15:09 | 3005010 Manthong
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A little bit of talent and cheap or pirate production software is a dangerous thing.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 15:37 | 3005048 Max Hunter
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This is one of the worse videos i've seen. Garbage.. It was almost credible until the part about Iran and the predictions of what their leader would say.. Sounds like Zionist propoganda to me.  So they put a cheap ZH plug in the end to get it on this site.. I'm going to go throw up.. I use to like his videos. I will unsubscribe to him on youtube as well..

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 00:35 | 3005672 Oh regional Indian
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To CPL above.

Well said.

As the incomprable Frank Herbert said:

Atrocity is recognized as such by victim and predator alike, by all who learn about it at whatever remove. Atrocity has no excuses, no mitigating argument. Atrocity never balances or rectifies the past. Atrocity merely arms the future for more atrocity. It is self-perpetuating upon itself — a barbarous form of incest. Whoever commits atrocity also commits those future atrocities thus bred. 

  • The Apocrypha of Muad'Dib


If you're feeling, brave, bold or otherwise called to participate in something big, drop by here. My call out to help make a real difference. ZH will be helped too. Help pass th eword out too. Manythanks...




Thu, 11/22/2012 - 14:04 | 3004872 CH1
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Nah, that'll be when Tyler's on Dancing With The Stars.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 15:45 | 3005039 THX 1178
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Zerohedge jumped the shark when the commenters here began confusing cartel-style corruption with socialism.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 16:53 | 3005155 tmosley
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>Implying they don't use the same means to acheive the same outcome

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 18:09 | 3005208 THX 1178
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They use different means to acheive the same outcome.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 18:11 | 3005212 tmosley
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Right, one takes from others and gives to themselves and cronies, while the other takes from others and gives to themselves and cronies.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 19:50 | 3005323 THX 1178
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One exploits the free market by pretending to compete, the other replaces the free market without pretending.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:00 | 3005335 OneTinSoldier66
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I'm curious. Do you consider Obama to be a Cartel guy, or a Socialist guy?

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:20 | 3005364 Enslavethechild...
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Cartel guys are Socialist guys. It keeps them in business

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:24 | 3005369 THX 1178
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No, the bank bailouts were not in the name of socialism, they were in the name of a massive ponzi scheme! They like the bailouts, but they NEED free-markets to do their business.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:25 | 3005378 OneTinSoldier66
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May not have been in name, but privatizing the profits while socializing the losses is fascist socialism.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:27 | 3005381 THX 1178
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I call it fascism.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:42 | 3005404 OneTinSoldier66
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I'd have to say you're correct. I've been told that Fascism is the state controlled means of production. Communism is the state owned means of production.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 21:05 | 3005450 THX 1178
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Everyone's got a different definiton. Fascism in my opinon is a complex system that combines a government populated by oligarchs, military men, elected officials (corrupt and not), cartels & monopolies, and police forces who collude at certain points to get what they want-- namely money and power. Fascism has less to do with communism than you'd think... the state is controlled by business interests like the Federal Reserve, the MIC, and Monsanto, etc. The government is populated by businessmen who serve other interests. Fascism is what we have presently. Socialism doesn't transfer all of main street's wealth to Wall Street. Fascism does. It seems confusing because they both can be authoritarian.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 22:18 | 3005514 dogbreath
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you are wrong.  fascism and bolshie fabian socialism are siamese twins

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 01:51 | 3005756 jeff montanye
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these don't seem that similar to me, hence bolshie fabian socialism seems odd.  also fabian socialism, unless it's britain about 1960, hasn't been practiced as a nation.

bolshevism, as stalin noted, is also a misnomer: we aren't the majority, we are all.

totalitarian states, whatever they call themselves, are indeed similar.

our budding totalitarians bush and obama certainly resemble each other in policy if not vibe.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 21:13 | 3005456 Things that go bump
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Oh great.  Another friggin argument about semantics.  

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 21:38 | 3005485 THX 1178
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An argument about meaning? I wish we had more. Anything to reduce the aggregate amount of certainty-- SELF-certainty in particular.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 23:43 | 3005611 Things that go bump
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Don't you find it frustrating to have a discussion if the terms are not defined and suddenly in the middle of a hot debate you find that my understanding of the definition of socialism is different from yours and we are stupidly arguing about apples and oranges, without even realizing it.

Fri, 11/23/2012 - 03:10 | 3005806 THX 1178
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Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:23 | 3005367 THX 1178
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He's a puppet. HE wants statism/socialism, but his advisors (Goldman Sachs guys) want the "free-market" ponzi to continue. I think the decision to bail out the banks during the financial crisis was made easy when they told him the entire economy would collapse and people would be in the streets if banks werent bailed out. In other words, bailouts for finance-capital amounts not to socialism, but to late capitalism-- chock full 'o cartels. I just don't know sometimes... Maybe O knows, maybe he's just a hapless pawn. Either way, the cartel runs the show, not a boardroom full of bearded communists and pamphleteering revolutonaries.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:35 | 3005389 OneTinSoldier66
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I hear you. Still, I think the boardroom is communist, or fascist or whatever, whether or not they have any beards. They just try to look good to keep the game of skimming off the productive going.


"One exploits the free market by pretending to compete, the other replaces the free market without pretending."


Well, by your criteria, I would have to say that Obama is a cartel style corruption pretender. He claimed he was going to cut the deficit in half in his first term, and... I'll bring the troops home as soon as I'm in office and you can take that to the bank. Among many other things that he 'pretended' about in order to gain the seat of President.


Cheers THX 1178

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:46 | 3005414 OneTinSoldier66
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Just curious, as I always am... would you consider the U.S. Government's 'conservatorship' of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to be communism or fascism?

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 21:21 | 3005468 THX 1178
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I don't know. On one hand, you could imagine the bankers claiming it needed bailing out for the purpose of ponzi-continuance. One the other, the two organizations wouldn't have existed under a true free market. The bankers don't necessarily want free markets... they want safety nets in place-- institutions in place that they can benefit from too.

The bankers are not communist/socialist, but are not free-marketers either. They want preferential treatment.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 16:13 | 3005111 BorisTheBlade
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Worse, it jumped thanksgiving iran, sorry turkey.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 18:19 | 3005220 Stuart
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well that was a pretty pointless and stupid video...

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 20:38 | 3005395 Money Squid
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Weekend tyler jumped the shark.

What is weekend tyler's connection with future money trends - a smooth fraud production, IMO. Obviously if weekend tyler lumps together these shitty future money trends videos with other financial reporting then I have no confidene in the other financial reporting by weekend tyler.

ZH served a purpose of providing hard hittiing insight for a while, but by continuously pumping this FTM crap maybe its now a front for penny pump and dump schemes. Is weekend tyler aka jon lebed?

read the comment by Red Neck Repugnicnat in the ZH post in the above link.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 14:39 | 3004955 Larry Dallas
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Forgot to put Guest Post: with credit to Bruce Krasting...

Ha! Happy thanksgiving!

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 19:13 | 3005261 UP Forester
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It's got to be April 1st somewhere....

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:41 | 3004801 vast-dom
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my commodities positions from the above would certainly give thanks.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:44 | 3004810 jeff montanye
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jumping in line but it's "occasions" (second word in original post above).

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:49 | 3004827 Enslavethechild...
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look, over there!

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 14:01 | 3004840 onelight
onelight's picture unicorn??..where, where...where-da unicorn?

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 19:14 | 3005264 UP Forester
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Save me some skittles, I need to get this taste out of my mouth....

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 14:04 | 3004871 Unprepared
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Give it a brake, its not E-Z 2 spill-check while wotshing the turkey in the o'ven,,, oh shiiiiit

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:51 | 3004822 dwdollar
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I'm pretty sure we can't. This is something God and/or Mother Nature is going to have to sort out.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:55 | 3004839 Enslavethechild...
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You will never accomplish something you don't even attempt or put effort into

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 14:13 | 3004888 dwdollar
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The average American is yelling at an inanimate object projecting a game involving a ball today, while they feast on items, which, as far as they're concerned, magically appear in a supermarket. If you think you can inspire them to do or ponder much more... you're a dumb-ass... but good luck.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 14:32 | 3004942 Enslavethechild...
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If you want to see a real dumbass, simply go look in the mirror you pathetic fuctard

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 23:57 | 3005630 Bansters-in-my-...
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Hey dumbass you spelled fuctard wrong,FuckTard.

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 13:53 | 3004833 slaughterer
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OIL at $450, GOLD at $5000, SILVER at $532. 

No problem: all of us here have been  prepared for the world to "go Durden" for a long while. 

Thu, 11/22/2012 - 14:20 | 3004919 MillionDollarBoner_
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Shit...I was prepared..but the storm, the boat was swamped, it was all we could do to get ashore...

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