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Obama's #My2K "Fiscal Cliff" Twitter-gasm - Streaming Live

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It will be interesting to say the least. President Obama will be taking control of the social media madness, via his #My2K hashtag, at 2pmET to discuss the fiscal cliff and answer questions - following Sunday's rather more un-compromising appearance. We are sure the ZeroHedge readership have many questions for him. We wonder if @JohnBoehner will ask any? Of course, nothing can compare to the @MarkCuban vs @RealDonaldTrump cagematch - though we can only hope. We also look forward to hearing from @FakeJohnBoehner and @NotJohnBoehner.

 

 


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Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Stackers
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Got my certified ACME parachute and rocket skates in the mail today. no worries.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Exactly.  Everyone is concerned about themselves. 

How will the $3k tax increase affect me? 

There is no care for the State of America anymore, the only care is for the State of oneself.  This is because people are desperate.  People understand the trouble the world is in, and are now in a fight or flight mentality.

Most people are fleeing the tribe, abandoning reason, and resorting to selfish acts that are destroying the finanial system, like forcing everyone to bailout the banks so they can get their annuities and pensions.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:17 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Then there are those pulling everything out of these corrupt piece of shit banks, converting to PMs and burying the caches on flood plain lands.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:38 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Yes, there will be winners and losers at the end game. Hopefully our brethren remembers that money is just a ways to a means an not an end.

When stocks fall now it freaks the muppets into cashing them out, for they would rather hold dollars and lose to inflation, a number they think is 3%, than the possibility of losing their portfolio to another market collapse.  They got their bailout, now they are cashing out.  It exemplifies the selfish desperation.

But they will end up empty handed.  The end game will leave the dollar worthless.  With it stocks and bonds will be found to hold value only in comparison, and compared to real assets, that too will be margainal.

Then the World Bank and IMF and BIS will offer a solution.  That is when we as the holders of the  true asset known as money must remember our brothers and sisters, as lostas they have become, will need our help, and we must stand up to our enemy.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Paul "There Is No Debt" Krugman, Ph.D., just twatted that:

 

"2 haz debt ceiling iz 2 deny our urges. Lord Obamney, smash thru debt ceiling like King Kong."

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:55 | Link to Comment Stackers
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ROFL - best tweet on the list yet

 

Will Levith @Mediawill

Nate Silver didn't predict I'd ask this: Mr. President (tweeting from NYC): You should hire Romney to run Obamacare. He might accept.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:53 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Wow, if anyone has any hope for the future, just watch that twitter stream for a couple of minutes.

Has there been one yet that doesn't fit this template?

"Take stuff from [bad people label] and give it to [good people label] and that will make it all fair."

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:57 | Link to Comment knukles
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I just love the stiffies I get when liberals talk social justice.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:07 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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All through the twitter feed....

....I, Me, Mine!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:37 | Link to Comment MachoMan
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Of course, the problem lies when people seek redistribution to help ensure capitalistic principles (e.g. competition) can actually have a chance of taking place (which most free market mythers don't want to discuss)...  but, in your defense, protests are always for more entitlements, not the ability to compete on a level playing field.  [a necessary distinction invalidating virtually all complaining/protest].

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment iDealMeat
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The "Fiscal Cliff" BS being parroted by the MSM is all a distraction.  The only thing Barry's Handlers want is to remove congressional oversight of debt ceiling limits..

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:29 | Link to Comment ShrNfr
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Actually, they are trying to get Congressional oversight of anything to be in the rear view mirror.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:52 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Would it be inappropriate to ask Ozero if he has consulted Maxine Waters for ideas

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Joe moneybags
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LH is exactly right with his assertion that the public will buy into keeping their 2 or 3K reduction in taxes.  Obama will successfully pin the loss of the this deduction on the R's if they insist upon saving the deduction for the top 2%, which nixes any compromise, and sends us into the Fiscal Speed Bump.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:40 | Link to Comment Rathmullan
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Hey, the statists have taught us masses that it's every man for himself in jonnie horzine's casino of the bizarre.

Meanwhile, to answer boehner's question, the lame duck community organizer el-presidente is "serious". Even the coke heads on wall street won't like that.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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next thing you know the fuckin pope will be on twitter.......

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:59 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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A sitting president...Twitter? What a bunch of fucking horseshit.

 

Just another political distraction technique to lull the stupid fucking sheep to sleep. This is a disgusting fucking display of "lemming trapping" I've seen, and the fact so many are sucking it up like a bowl of GMO fucking soup tells me we deserve every fucking thing coming.

If I had Twitter...#fuckoffnonleadingPOTUSchicagocrook

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:09 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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You guys at ZH are sharp as switchblades today: I am resignign myself to just +1ing all the comments and not saying anything in addition.  Bye, slaughterer.  

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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The ZH crew could use #twittergasm in reply.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:24 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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I don't have twitter so can someone send the following...

Are there any skittle shitting, golden unicorns locked up in Area 51?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I thought Romney was a robot but apparently the POTUS is.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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$50 says if someone sent him #goatse he'd click on it.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:05 | Link to Comment docj
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So, I'm guessing the whole point of #My2K is to keep, for as long as possible, as many people as possible in the dark as to the actual costs of this western-european style social welfare state they've voted for. Do I have that about right?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment insanelysane
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No.  It is to reinforce to the "middle" class' that their $2k is their $2k and that 40% of the "rich's" $k is their's as well.  Of course you need to subtract out what ever Corzine stole from the "rich" last year.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:14 | Link to Comment docj
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Of course - so the "middle" class will continue to support the nanny-state electorally while demanding that the mythical Somebody Else support it with their money.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:22 | Link to Comment helping_friendl...
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Let's not forget to subtract the billion dollars given to the Romney campaign.........300 million of which came from Karl Rove.....Right karl????......We know your in here!!!.....somewhere.......The rich are now poor from trying to elect that secret underwear fascist cult guy....hahahahahahaha......just gotta laugh....

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:18 | Link to Comment Drachma
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Sounds good, but check with the Frinkiak-7 to be sure.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:06 | Link to Comment pods
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Will somebody please shoot me?

Thanks,

pods

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Answer from DHS: The drone is on its way. Glad to be of service.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:30 | Link to Comment ShrNfr
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Hey, gotta use up those hollow nose that they bought so that they can justify an increase in their budget.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Shhhh......we don't want to send Bob Costas into a tizzy.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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"President Obama's hashtag army"

Appropriately titled.

"If he didn't have a hashtag, none of this would have happened"- Bob Costas 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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If we get these tweets off the street the inanity will stop!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:27 | Link to Comment James-Morrison
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Maybe played to the tune of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band", I mean:

"Bronco Bamma's Hashtag Tax Cliff Band"

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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"Mr. President, is it true that perception trumps reality and that Chicago is the new Constantinople of the West?"

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:14 | Link to Comment cossack55
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A: No, it is the new Istanbul of the East. Just kidding. It is really the new Babylon of the World.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:14 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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That was a good one ebworthenthe cnbs /msm stink is pretty thick today... Someone get Obumma  a bucket of yellow golf balls/ he's playing in the dark again!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment Pairadimes
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No. Mogadishu.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:09 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Nope. No skinnies.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:11 | Link to Comment Dollar Bill Hiccup
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YOU did not create that hash tag ...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Mr. Totus ...I'm still waiting for my thingamajig check? Did you forget to mail them?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Taffy Lewis
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Share what that means for me?

If I don't pay any taxes, do I still get 2000 dollars? Will you send a check or put it on my EBT card? When can I count on it?

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:13 | Link to Comment pods
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Twenty years from now our system will be managed by whoever gets more "likes" on FB.

Brought to you by Carl's Jr.

pods

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:47 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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40 years from now the only employer will be Brawndo the thirst mutilator,  ButtFuckers burgers, and Starbucks 2 fer 1 gentlemens happy endings.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:10 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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What?!? No White Castle? Oh the humanity...

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 04:54 | Link to Comment Parrotile
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Might be quite a lot sooner than that. With the evident infantilism in Western politics, I'd give it 5-10 years TOPS.

(Assuming that "someone" doesn't start WW3 "accidentally on purpose" in the meantime!)

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:18 | Link to Comment Jonas Parker
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"Obamabots" now to be called "Obamatwits"!

 

or maybe "Obama half-twits"...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment Zombie Investor
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My question to Obama: Why do you hate the Clinton tax rates?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:29 | Link to Comment PWD Lover
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Huh?  Doesn't O just want to raise the marginal rates BACK to the Clinto rates?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment catacl1sm
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Can people who don't pay income taxes and get Obamaphones use twitter?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:17 | Link to Comment Ivanovich
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I can't follow this nonsense.  I'm hoping we can have a "best of" later on ZH.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:26 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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You seriously want the "Best of" from the Prattler-in-Chief?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment Ivanovich
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Yes.  I'm hoping they'll be quite insulting.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:17 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Ooookay. You want Blue BoBO or the Red BoBO.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:25 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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JUMP! JUMP! JUMP!

[unintelligible]

Huh? Wha..

[unintelligible]

Well WTF kinda cliff is it then? Hey-frickin'-sus. Doesn't anything mean WTF it's supposed to mean anymore?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:01 | Link to Comment knukles
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Nope.

S'all politically correct, dubious value, wishie washie hogwash.

Nobody knows anymore except the person speaking which makes it easier for the speaker to win any useless argument via redefinition of what he said so as to prove to himself he's more right than the guy he's arguing with which in many cases is simply his very own ego.

I was listening to a bunch of my liberal golf buds talk about social justice.  Not understanding What they mean other than redistribution, I asked.  Interestingly, they could not agree on what it means other than it makes them feel good.

Seriously....

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:19 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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sounds par...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment Oldballplayer
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When I hear shit like this, I ask myself, "Could I see Truman, Ike, LBJ, or Nixon doing this crap?"  They would all be rather drinking a scotcb on their yacht than deal with this superficial crap.

And the reason is that they were not political animals, but they were smart enough to know they would start screaming obscentities at the lackeys who wrote in.  Can you imagine Ike even talking to one of these "tweeting fools."  Or LBJ?  He would tell them to get a fucking job.

We used to have giant personalities as President.  Now we have giant assholes.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:34 | Link to Comment ShrNfr
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Johnson could have gotten Satan appointed as Pope moved through Congress. I detest him, but he was effective. Speaking of which, does Satan have a hashtag yet?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:38 | Link to Comment Hi Ho Silver
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#obama
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:36 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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I can't imagine JFK winning as a Democrat today with that -Don't ask what your country can do for you line.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:32 | Link to Comment PWD Lover
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Is that directed to the hedge funders or the 47%?

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:41 | Link to Comment odatruf
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I have read dozens and dozens of biographies of US Presidents and I am not sure that if you took any of them from their period in the past, steeped them in today's culture and put them in office that we'd get much different than we get now.

But that is somewhat immaterial; the larger change is the caliber of the average citizen.

 

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:50 | Link to Comment Chaos_Theory
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"the larger change is the caliber of the average citizen."

True.  Which is why .223 just isn't enough anymore.  Gotta go at least .308

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:27 | Link to Comment Catullus
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This is like comment card box at the concentration camp.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:31 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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LOL

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Oldballplayer
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Catullus--that one is going into the notebook.  I will use it unattributed, in the future.  But when you see it, know that its genius.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:48 | Link to Comment BeerBrewer09
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+1

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment sdmjake
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Somebody tweet that to the Prez... hilarious.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:52 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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It IS the concentration camp already! People just haven't realized it yet!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:31 | Link to Comment bobthehorse
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Economic hope has crapped the bed.

Bernanke's boobs are dry.

Pork and beans for everybody!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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Now we have Bob "pee wee" Costas doing his half time gun control rants! Missed the long ammo trade did ya Bob?

 NBC's Bob Costas Goes On Gun Control Rant About NFL Player's Murder-Suicide | RealClearPolitics

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:52 | Link to Comment Chaos_Theory
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One day a real journalist will discover and report that Obama, Valerie Jarett, the Godfather in Chicago, Grandmama Bloomberg in NYC and other prominant anti-gun politicians are majority shareholders in all the major firearms and ammunition manufacturers...brilliant!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:43 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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KEEP OHBAMA IN PRESDENT!

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Agent P
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zerohedge @zerohedge What is the hit to US GDP from tens of thousands of people tweeting trivialities instead of working?

Nothing...they weren't working anyway.

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 15:51 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Reading thru these Tweets....all hope is lost.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 09:53 | Link to Comment resurger
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lol

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:02 | Link to Comment AgShaman
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The free stuff won't be that expensive....

"Our buddies have a special device that brings together paper and ink"

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 16:52 | Link to Comment Intoxicologist
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I misread Tyler's headline the first time.  I thought it said steaming live.

It is all a bunch of crap though.

<shrugs and gets ready for work>

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 17:53 | Link to Comment Chaos_Theory
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#choomwagon economics

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 20:07 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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up in smoke...

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 21:21 | Link to Comment ejhickey
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that twitter discussion was one of the biggest piles of crap i have ever seen.  nothing useful except a bunch of shallow end morons spouting opinions based on emotions and worn out cliches.  this includes people on both sides of the issue and Obama.  i condemn him for participating in this fake dialog. 

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