Meanwhile In Egypt...

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Increasingly it is appearing that all those things formerly considered "fixed", are not. Latest case in point, Egypt where despite the general population's very finite attention span having been fully exhausted on all things Cairo-related back in the spring of 2011, the locals counterrevolutionary natives are once more getting restless and absent some miracle, the days of the US puppet appointed "democrat"-cum-self appointed dictator Mursi are numbered.

From Reuters:

Egyptian protesters broke through a barbed wire barricade keeping them from the presidential palace in Cairo on Friday and some climbed onto army tanks and waved flags.

 

Up to 10,000 protesters had been penned behind the barrier, guarded by tanks that were deployed on Thursday after a night of violence between supporters and opponents of the Islamist president, Mohamed Mursi, in which seven people were killed.

 

Demonstrators cut the barbed wire and hundreds swarmed through and surged up to the walls of the palace, some kissing the police and military guards surrounding it. "Peaceful, peaceful," they chanted.

 

Troops of the Republican Guard, which had ordered rival demonstrators to leave the vicinity on Thursday, moved to the front gate to secure the main entrance to the palace.

Then again, who cares about such trivial things as the failure of US liberated, formerly dictatorial regimes, when there are the daily gyrations of AAPL to ruminate over.

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Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:43 | 3043192 ParkAveFlasher
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Panama FTW, bitchez!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:58 | 3043264 otto skorzeny
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the Muslim Brotherhood running things won't change the fact that we are shipping 200 new Abrams battle tanks and a few dozen new F-16s over-can't let a little thing like despotism from the MIComplex making a buck

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:15 | 3043343 john39
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the MIC has been slaughtering hummanity for a long time...  why would they stop now?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:33 | 3043405 Spirit Of Truth
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Maybe the Mayans were right with the whole 12/21/12 bit?

http://www.SpiritOfTruthBlog.com

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:40 | 3043634 TPTB_r_TBTF
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The Mayan predictions are 100% correct:

 

the 13th Baktun will end, and

the 14th Baktun will start.

Just think, the end of the 13th Baktun was predicted thousands of years ago! 

I predict- the 15th Baktun will begin in about 394 years.

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:41 | 3044010 fourchan
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lol they are smelling the true muslem rule, they had their country hijacked by the talaban.

 

woman killings, rape and religious police to continue. dumbass suckers.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:05 | 3044088 AldousHuxley
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Pyramid.....the great everlasting achievement of the pharoahs in the history of human civilization was to use human physical suffering to build a 3D triangle.

 

In 1000 years humans would look at americans and say, all that suffering for goldman sachs high rise and ugly McMansions?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 16:07 | 3043689 earleflorida
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I for one appreciate 'all' the links, CPL!

every single one- Thanks 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:01 | 3043892 CPL
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Information is an equalizer.  Brings the conversation to the present and where everyone stands.  

The underlying thread is someone is attempting to push good men to do bad things but for no decernable purpose or rational agenda.  I often wonder how shitty of a life these people must have had to make them so crazy and angry at the world to build toys that kill and make people fear their governments.  Suppose some folks are driven by external validation that any bad outcome is a good thing in their books.

 

 

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:16 | 3043348 ParkAveFlasher
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As much as I hate to drop youtube movie clips, especially ones done on a shaky betacam pointed at the Magnavox for chrissakes, I feel this most accurately describes the decision to keep the MB very well-armed with the state-of-the-art in killpower, and is worth the watch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3OCGzoLVNc

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:34 | 3043615 CPL
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There is no technology.

Just the will power to do bad things.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:57 | 3043505 Freddie
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The Egyptians are my heroes.  They are not cowards like Americans.  They will not accept hillary and our dear Mullah's Al Qeada/M Bro Hood stooges.

Americans watch TV and Hollywood's brainwashing crap. The US military and officer corps are cowards along with the Joint Chiefs and Pentagon.   As long as they get their budget and cheap booze and cigs at the PX.  Cowards.    

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:22 | 3043579 MrTouchdown
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Don't forget the prescription drugs by the bucket load from the VA!

 

The Egyptians have woken up to the fact that their elections are channel stuffed with a bunch of stool pigeons, but they haven't yet woken to the fact that they don't need leaders. Until that happens, this is a broken record that will continue to repeat. I think they will wake up to it, but it's going to be a few more iterations.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:25 | 3043592 bagehot99
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Americans should be in DC hanging everybody we can catch from lamp posts. Better yet, drop a fucking neutron bomb on the place at 2pm on a business day.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:55 | 3043665 TPTB_r_TBTF
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there are only two problems with your suggestions-

 

  1. you have neither a neutron bomb,
  2. nor any rope.
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 18:10 | 3044101 JR
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Let Eric Margolis, who paints a picture quite different from ZH’s and the MSM’s of the Muslim Brotherhood…assuage your fears regarding the "M Bro Hood stooges":

Excerpted from Egypt Headed for an Explosion : (June 2, 2012)

Egypt did not stage its revolution so that Mubarakist autocracy and the fierce police state that kept it in power could return. So that the circles of corrupt businessmen and cronies around Mubarak could resume their plundering of the economy. Or so that Egypt could remain under the thumb of the United States and, indirectly, Israel…

“Washington is deeply alarmed the Brotherhood may abrogate the hated, one-sided 1979 Camp David treaty with Israel. Most Egyptians rightly see the treaty as void because Israel violated one of its most important provisions: that Israel would withdraw from the West Bank and permit creation of a Palestinian state…

"It’s no coincidence young Egyptians dismiss the Brotherhood, 'your grandfather’s party.' Its conservative members, many engineers and academics, have little experience in the dirty game of politics and often appears stuffy and slow."

It was Margolis who warned before the election of Morsi that if the military won the next vote, “Egyptians could turn dangerously radical as the revolution that began in Tahrir Square goes violent.” So, now that Morsi has won, the CIA/Mossad have their jobs cut out to flame the opposition, stage the violence a la Vietnam and misquote the numbers ad nauseam as usual.

And, as Margolis further warned, when pro-Israel forces dominate in Washington, "Egypt’s nationalists and Islamists are well advised caution."

 http://ericmargolis.com/2012/06/egypt-headed-for-an-explosion/

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:33 | 3043403 FL_Conservative
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Walk like...an egyptian....

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:00 | 3043514 francis_sawyer
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I knew Susanna Hoffs... She was a hottie...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:40 | 3043633 pods
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I would have cut off my left one for that!  Smokin hot!

pods

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:45 | 3043204 doomandbloom
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iRebel

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:47 | 3043214 Flakmeister
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more like iFooked

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:46 | 3043210 Flakmeister
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A fact not touted in any discussion of Egypt is that it became a net oil importer in 2010. It is no coincidence that the wheels started to seriously wobble then...

The gubbmint cannot subsidize food and petrol anymore, i.e. Austerity bitchez followed by collapse...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:01 | 3043276 Global Hunter
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thanks for the fact about oil imports, I wasn't even remotely aware.  Cairo must have over 10 million people, and a lot also in Alexandria and the Nile Delta.  I wouldn't want to be one of 80,000,000 or so people living a long a river valley surrounded by sand on either side in the situation you describe.

Its another motivation for war and chaos, keep those people living in a dense population area occupied with endeavours other than their leaders.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:22 | 3043370 Crash N. Burn
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Its another motivation for war and chaos, keep those people living in a dense population area occupied with endeavours other than their leaders.

 Ain't that the truth. Coincidentally - yeah right - people in different areas of study are finding the same impedements to progress. Take for example the case of Foster Gamble (Proctor and Gamble heir) trying to discover what was hindering progress in his research. He "followed the money" and guess what he found!

Thrive Full Movie

What, banksters and their oligarch owners, I'm shocked I tell ya!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:28 | 3043387 walküre
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Yikes. It's a powder keg. The sad reality is that many millions of that population will simply not be able to survive the next decade. It's best not to even think about it. Egypt is one of the oldest civilizations on record and grown to a point where it's unsustainable. What a harbinger of things to come! 7+ billion people and growing on this planet of steadily depleting resources. The vast majority of the population made possible by a century long boom of an oil-age and derivatives from oil. The age of oil or at least the age of cheap, abundant and accessible oil coming to an end. Pure unimaginable horror.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:06 | 3043876 Radical Marijuana
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Yeah, the overall statistics of exponential growth, overshooting, and collapsing into chaos, have been abstractly obvious for several decades, especially since the 1970s, when it became too obviously clear that nothing sane was going to be done about what was then becoming too big not to notice. Instead, the decisions to entrench the established systems were made.

Within that context, it was always obvious that some countries were much more obviously write offs than others, and Egypt was one of those whose problems, combined with an adamant refusal, and practical political impossibility, to do anything sufficiently radical to resolve those problems MUST mean that it would go through insane overshoot, ending in an even more insane collapse to chaos.

Since I live in Canada, my perspective on the rest of the world is quite surreal, because, relatively speaking, from every different angle one looks at it, Canada is one of the best off countries, both now, and in most of the foreseeable futures. (Unless some MEGADISASTERS wipe us out?)  While it is possible that the USA could lose its global reserve currency status, and suffer major disruptions due to that, the Canadian dollar mostly just gets stronger, and so buying food and fuel on the world markets is not yet driving prices to sky rocket ... In fact, from the perspective of most Canadians, considering that our possible housing bubble has not popped, and so on, the rest of the world's problems do not really exist, within the actual experience of most Canadians ... so far ... Canada is one of the few countries which is still AAA credit rating, and only in debt slavery, but has not yet crossed the threshold into debt insanity. Similarly, it would be impossible to imagine Canadians rioting, when unemployment levels, etc., are nowhere close to the levels that it would take to make enough Canadians desperate enough.

Therefore, from where I actually live, all of these runaway insane social and political problems are still theoretical and abstract, the way that they have always been for several decades. I have been riding the imaginary dragon, seriously worrying about things which intellectually were completely compelling, but which otherwise did not actually exist, and still do not actually exist in any real ways, within my little world.

Clearly, there are places where there IS a crunch of collapse, into chaos, from exponential growth, having overshot, and so, finally hitting the wall, and bouncing off, to go over the cliff, and EGYPT is one of those places where that more or less has already happened. There is NOTHING whatsoever in any of the kinds of political protests in Egypt that I know about which reveals to me the slightest indication of any better resolution of the problems there. Instead, it is simply unbearable stress, under which people regress, and make things get even worse than before, causing more stress, and more regression, to make things continue to get even worse.

The kinds of human and industrial ecologies which would be necessary to resolve any place like Egypt's real problems are nowhere remotely close to being able to be successfully advanced within its political culture. While, at the same time, it is hitting the wall, and bouncing back off the cliff, where any more exponential growth is practically impossible.

Elsewhere, in some places, like Canada, more exponential growth is still possible for a while, and therefore, the political cultures there are able to continue on autopilot, without having to ever notice or seriously talk about their being any real limits. Considering that those cultures are way, way too insane to be able to do that, we are still "lucky" that growth is still possible, and so, we can keep on doing the same old stupid things, for a while longer.

However, in places like Egypt, and a long list of other places, which are more than half of the world now, the ability of the established systems to keep on growing bigger, or to recover, and get back to growing, appears to be practically impossible. Therefore, they must go through profound paradigm shifts in their politics. However, they are also now demonstrating that human politics is way, way too INSANE to be able to do anything like that. Instead, as things get tough, the "tough" that get going are the most fanatically insane members of their societies.

"Pure unimaginable horror" becomes the only plausible future, since the paradigm shifting in politics that would otherwise be necessary is practically impossible. The ruling elites already made their own practical resolutions to prepare for nothing but war and martial law. The established systems decided to do their best to entrench themselves in their positions, and to fortify their social stupidities, with layer after layer of deliberate ignorance. Therefore, the paths we are on appear to be that the only ways to "fix" the real problems are through genocidal wars, and democidal martial law. Egypt is becoming one of the obvious case studies of Neolithic civilization destroying itself, in ways that make it impossible to evolve to become a Translithic civilization, until we are on the other side of having gone crazy, and collapsed into chaos, since we could not do anything else.

Having a "Muslim Brotherhood" seize political power, and having that fail to work, is the kind of expected thing, which will make things worse, and then make things get still worse, and worse ... for the foreseeable future ...

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 09:45 | 3045305 SWIFT 760
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Wake the fuck up...Canada is run by the jewshit kikenvermin mafia. Plans for Canada are unfolding.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:20 | 3043364 resurger
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How about Hosni Mubarak bring some of his fortunes back to people, maybe they can subsidize ?

$40-70bn is LOTS OF MONEY!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:27 | 3043385 Oldballplayer
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How about WE go back and get it.  That money pretty much came from us, and he stole it.  Lets take it back and spread some of it around here.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:51 | 3043475 Flakmeister
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For shits and giggles lets assume 45 billion, that works out to ~$500 per capita. Assume a subsidy of 50 cts a day per capita, how long does 45 billion last?

NVFL

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:47 | 3043211 Kreditanstalt
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Wish that we'd see that here...!

Maybe cheap Twinkies are "the opiate of the masses" now...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:55 | 3043221 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Egypt was the place that kicked a phaoroh to the curb for saying he was the God of men (Akhenaten).  America is a place that will depict a leader as a Saint while he wars across the globe and takes away rights at home.

America has Stockholm syndrome and we only know abuse from our leaders.  We have grown to accept punishment as nurture.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:16 | 3043350 john39
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its because he was well trained to smile, roll up his sleeves, and talk about 'helpin folks'... as he shivs them in neck...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 15:03 | 3043521 Freddie
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The Pentagon, Joint Cheifs, military officers, American pubic and GOP are cowards.   These Egyptians have loads more stones and the Egyptian military are far less thugs then our lot.

As long as the US military brass have cheap islamic spy whores in Tampa(x) like "Ms. Kelly" and other nasty poon - they are happy.  Betrayus, Weasel Clark, Colon Powell and other PX warriors.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:04 | 3043292 Randall Cabot
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The multicultural clusterfuck that the jew supremacists turned America into is too mired in intergroup strife-exactly as the jew supremacists planned it. Latest multicultural mayhem, from Hawaii of all places:

December 06, 2012

Lockdowns, violence closing Kealakehe High School

Kealakehe High School will be closed Friday in the wake of two days of violence and lockdowns stemming from racial and cultural tensions that have led to eight arrests and multiple fights breaking out on campus.

Principal Wilfred Murakami said several incidents on campus that began Wednesday and hit a boiling point on Thursday were the result of an ongoing "issue of people bullying through racial and cultural taunts. The result overflowed on the Micronesian side where there was frustration, yelling and screaming — a reaction."

 

 

 

 

http://westhawaiitoday.com/sections/community-bulletin/lockdowns-violence-closing-kealakehe-high-school.html   

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:52 | 3043485 AnAnonymous
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Well done. Lets kick Micronesians out of Hawai.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 14:32 | 3045667 akak
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Not until we kick all the microcephalics out of ZeroHedge.

You're first.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:47 | 3043215 rubearish10
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It's amusing how irrelavant this is vs back in Jan/Feb 2011.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:48 | 3043219 Kreditanstalt
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Actually, this is now REALLY significant.  It's the future.

Just NOT important to the MSM...

 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:58 | 3043265 nonclaim
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This being "not important" is a sign that Morsi, as a puppet, has lost support. Did he cut the strings too soon?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:04 | 3043290 otto skorzeny
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more like he wouldn't play ball w/ the CIA

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:11 | 3043327 rubearish10
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REALLY significant to what segment of markets? MSM already not relavant. In case you haven't noticed, we're only about 3.5% of the highs with PM's and Crude suppressed. My take is deflationary forces remain strong and S&P 500 is of course blowing glass bubbles!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:48 | 3043217 rubearish10
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It's also amusing how irrelavant AAPL's trapdoor perofrmance is as well. Harr!

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:50 | 3043227 Tsar Pointless
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It's December 7th. Do you know where your Mayan calendar is?

Only 13 more shopping days remaining until it's the end of the world as we know it.

And - yeah - I do feel fine.

It's quite amusing that a nation replete with sun worshipers (Amerikkka) is so joined at the hip with a country that worshiped the sun so much, it built pyramids to replicate the sun's rays (I'm talking about Egypt, of course).

Amerikkka has SO MUCH in common with the ancient Egyptians. Too bad most Amerikkkans are too stupid to know this.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 13:55 | 3043246 francis_sawyer
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Ever wonder what happened to the capstones on the pyramids?... Surely Vatican City, the City of London, & the District of Columbia have some idea...

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:04 | 3043289 shovelhead
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No.

Never. Why you ask?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 14:50 | 3043474 walküre
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The gold from those capstones was the foundation to our current civilization. Big capstones, rare and most valuable currency with intrinsic value.

Where did earth's gold come from again?

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:10 | 3043919 francis_sawyer
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Cash for Gold

~~~

By all means ~ trade your counterfeit paper joobux for a rare element that arrived from supernova explosions emanating from interstellar space... 

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 17:25 | 3043970 JohnnyBriefcase
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Mind = blown

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