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"Better Off On Benefits"

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There is "no point" earning less in a minimum wage job is how Leanna Broderick - 20-year-old mother of two - justifies the benefits she claims adding that "she is better off on benefits" and would not get a job unless she could continue her luxury lifestyle, which includes designer outfits, holidays abroad, clubbing, lunches out and expensive gifts for her daughters Zelekah, two, and Zakirah, one. The UK's Daily Mail reports that Leanna saved GBP2,500 (~USD4,000) last year while living on GBP15,480 (~USD25,000) which she intends to spend on iPads and gold earrings for her kids - adding that "This way, taxpayers know I'm raising two well-brought-up kids." However, all is not rosy in Leanna's house as she fears next year may not be so lavish because of Government benefits cuts. "I'm not against the cuts, but only if the Government helps me find a job," she said, "In the meantime, I’ll stay on benefits and get as much as I can out of it."


Via The Daily Mail:

While many families are worrying about how to afford Christmas this year, one jobless single mother has revealed she receives so much in benefits she has £2,000 to spend on designer gifts, clothes and partying.


Mother-of-two Leanna Broderick plans to buy 20 presents for each of her children, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren outfits, iPads and gold jewellery.


The 20-year-old, who has never worked, claims nearly £15,500 a year in state handouts.




She claims she is better off on benefits and would not get a job unless she could continue her luxury lifestyle, which includes designer outfits, holidays abroad, clubbing, lunches out and expensive gifts for her daughters Zelekah, two, and Zakirah, one.


‘Last year, I saved £2,500 and my kids had 50 presents each, including Burberry and Ralph Lauren clothes and dolls, DVDs and CDs.


This year, I’ve saved £2,000 and they’ll get 20 presents each, including iPads and a new Disney-themed bedroom to share, with designer wall art and bed linen,’ she said.


She is also buying gold earrings for Zelekah, who has pierced ears, and keeping £300 for the sales and £150 for a New Year’s Eve outing.


Miss Broderick, who left school at 16 with no GCSEs, said: ‘I don’t care if people get annoyed. I don’t take advantage, I just choose to save – it’s smart.’


She said there was ‘no point’ earning less in a minimum wage job and having to pay for childcare on top.


After becoming pregnant at 17 with her on-off 23-year-old boyfriend, Miss Broderick was allocated a temporary three-bed council house.


When Zelekah was eight months old she considered working in care, but then became pregnant again by the same man.


Now split from the girls’ father, she has a new two-bedroom council flat in Croydon, South London, with a garden, which is paid for by her £111 weekly housing benefit – part of £1,290 a month total claim.


She said: ‘I didn’t want to miss out on my kids’ childhoods or have someone else raise them. I’m not one of those girls who gets pregnant for the benefits.’


The money for Christmas comes from the £250 she saves each month, which she said shows she is ‘really responsible’.


She adds: ‘Anyone who thinks people on benefits don’t deserve nice things is talking rubbish. I work 24/7 as a mother.


This way, taxpayers know I’m raising two well-brought-up kids.’


But she admits Christmas might not be so lavish next year because of the Government’s benefit cuts.


‘I’m not against the cuts, but only if the Government helps me find a job,’ she said.


In the meantime, I’ll stay on benefits and get as much as I can out of it.’

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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:18 | 3053768 Cathartes Aura
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lol, nice illustration - get 'er done lads.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:32 | 3053823 francis_sawyer
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Obama will pay for my gas & mortgage... [& Obamafone]...

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:40 | 3053844 knukles
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Institutionalized dependency.
Makes for a Great Voting Block

This is exactly why it's over.


I mean designer clothes, trips abroad, gold jewelery, clubbing?
Fuck this system.

And some folks wonder why the tone is changing out there (as well as on these pages...)


PS.  Makes no difference where... same cause and effect world wide....
No where to escape anymore....
All hail the NWO

BTW, how They, the NWO gonna finance all this shit?
Ref. EU as a model.....
Great, just fucking great....

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:40 | 3053860 tsx500
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:52 | 3053894 economics9698
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In the 1950s AFDC intentionally paid about 80% of minimum wage to unwed mothers.

The out of wedlock birth rate was 5% for whites and 24% for blacks.

Home visits for males was common. If the woman was “shaking up” benefits were cut off.

In 1962 the Supreme Court ruled home inspections unconstitutional.

In 1965 LBJ passed the Great Society welfare programs.

By 1970 benefits had quadrupled and it made no sense for low income women to get married.

Crime quadrupled.

Out of wedlock birth rates are 29% white, 53% Hispanic, and 72% black.

Of course the objective was always to create -an elite class of government workers paid on average $126,000 per year, a criminal underclass that is 4 times the prison population of China, cops, judges, a police state, while the elites rape and pillage the USA.

Fiats about to end, paybacks a bitch.

All those government workers are going to be just a bit pissed off when they realize the pension and pussy are gone.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:57 | 3053941 booboo
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"In 1965 LBJ passed the Great Society welfare programs."

"I'll have them niggers voting democrat for the next 200 years"

President Lyndon B Johnson

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:00 | 3053960 economics9698
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People hate the truth but it’s about to smack them in the face hard.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:06 | 3053993 SAT 800
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"Everybody has a plan; until they gets punched in the face"---Mike Tyson.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:08 | 3054000 fonzannoon
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She's 22. Maybe she gets hitched to a retired hedge fund owner who is sitting on a stack of gold bricks. You never know.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:13 | 3054038 flacon
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Who needs a husband when the government can look after and provide for the nation's fairer sex? I'm telling you, when this corrupt system finally implodes it will be very liberating for us men!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:14 | 3054044 fonzannoon
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I agree that when it implodes or gets fixed (never) that girl will be in deep shit. But she was not the cause she was the effect.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:27 | 3054112 francis_sawyer
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Look ~ Why the fuck do you motherfuckers give a fucking shit if this nappy headed bitch gets a free ride???...

I'm using TRAV777 attitude here because:

- I don't give a shit what any preppy ass motherfuckers think about me, my language use, or concepts

- I saw a few comments here a coupla dayz a go from TRAV [so I hope I can pass the 'anti-semitic', 'rayciss' baton (that some are wanton to fabricate because they're zombies to the JEW MSM), back to him & take a break from ZH for awhile]...



I hope the shit she has the time of her life LIVIN LARGE offa Joobux... Maybe, finally then, all you idiots will get a clue [as to what JOOBUX create, manufacture, & distribute in a JOOBUX system]...




Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:41 | 3054166 economics9698
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Yea we know what joobux are.

Table 7-1, 10th column over.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:17 | 3054330 francis_sawyer
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Life's just a cocktail party

on the street, we got

people wearin' plastic bags, directin' traffic...

some kind of fashion...

~~~ & fuck all you motherfuckers who don't get it (& think ur kewl by making dickwad blog comments thinking you make a difference by doing so)~~~



Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:40 | 3055074 IBelieveInMagic
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Red meat, Love these kind of stories. Brings out the best in ZHers!

Kudos to the Tylers for locating such stories!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:19 | 3055269 trav777
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Do I really need to say anything on this story?

Work ethic is not some universally shared human perspective anymore than cognitive function is.  Ask James Watson about that (before they destroyed his career).

the fuckin wankers in the UK WANTED this EXACT type of person in their nation, in order for it to be LEGITIMATE again.

And so this is what they have.  I am dubious as to whether this can be cleaned up...ever.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:32 | 3054397 vast-dom
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so you hate jews and niggers but what about the whops and mics that run banks? dumbass.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:57 | 3054475 TruthHunter
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"so you hate jews and niggers but what about the whops and mics that run banks? dumbass."

 Come Mondy morning he'll be just another WASP saying yessuh and acting respectful. Tonight, he's just another drunk bastard

scribbling graffiti on this 21st century bathroom stall.


Uh, there aren't any WASPs anymore. There aren't any protestants.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:32 | 3054588 vast-dom
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:43 | 3054625 economics9698
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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:37 | 3055066 IBelieveInMagic
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:32 | 3054392 ZeroAvatar
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What, they couldn't find a Mullatto to play Santa Claus?  They ( MSM) use them for ALL OTHER advertising.... show us what our 'America' is REALLY like. (Perception is Reality)

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:41 | 3055182 Louie the Dog
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What, they couldn't find a Mullatto to play Santa Claus? 

He's busy playing POTUS.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:55 | 3055129 SWIFT 760
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Greens arrows up for my bro Francis...

I love the word joobux. I spell it jewbux and add the word suck.


Oh, and I frequently use the words kikenvermin and kikebot.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:18 | 3054064 krispkritter
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UNDERACHIEVER! We've got Octomom and this, eh, whatever....

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:51 | 3054222 WillyGroper
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I've had dealings with this type that absolutely set my hair on fire. We're all paying for it. 

Thanks for the laugh!!!!!!!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:31 | 3054134 Cursive
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I was under the impression that most men had been "liberated" from having to be the husband to Leanna and the father to her two daughters.  What comes first, easy women or easy money?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:48 | 3054452 Larry Dallas
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Yes. Exactly, the government IS her husband.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:03 | 3054501 TruthHunter
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"Yes. Exactly, the government IS her husband."

Of course she cheats on him. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:20 | 3055275 trav777
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this is the "female vote"


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 18:11 | 3057488 Cathartes Aura
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and so Trav, what is the "male vote"?

the Unions?

the Bankers?

the Military?

Wall Street?

Corporate CEOs?

which vote has the penis behind it?  since you've identified the vagina.

balance sheets, and all. . .

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:18 | 3054066 nmewn
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She's 22, with two kids, on welfare.

You run the odds/risk/reward of that happening...hedge fund managers aren't

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:25 | 3054102 fonzannoon
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admittedly she has to find a real crusty 90yr old with no family. slim chances.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:43 | 3054194 nmewn
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She doesn't need to...obviously..."government" is daddy baby.

And we have found yet another LONG WAITING LIST item in the British health care system that was presented to America as some sort of fucking model we should try & emulate.

Rubbers, pills, foam & IUD's.

Drug stores and public restrooms apparently don't exist in Britain ;-)

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:53 | 3054235 markettime
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Its bad enough these people get paid for sitting around and not doing anything. I just wish they didn't brag about it and shove it in the faces of those who actually pay taxes. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:14 | 3054337 nmewn
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Time to wind it down.

Passed down through my family was always one thing about finances & personal life...the less they know about your business, the better off you are.

I've got one little quarter laying out there now and it'll be gone tomorrow.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:05 | 3054666 knukles
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"When I grow up I wanna be a welfare queen just like mommy."

Self esteem problem?
Kind that hates the system for providing too low a quality permanent vacation life style (entitlement mentality)
Hates being looked down upon as social discard.
Will vote for continued free ride.
Will teach her offspring to do same.
Will not hesitate to procreate as marginal costs are absorbed by society
Will likely be firmly entrenched statist of questionable moral and ethical standards

What goes wrong?


(Anybody else notice the tectonic attitude shift of late, lots less tolerance, sick of the whole charade, anger and angst mounting?)

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:42 | 3054745 stormsailor
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my attitudes have become polarized and extremely strong over the last 8 years


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:52 | 3055128 eclectic syncretist
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knuckles - are you describing the woman in the article or a central banker, because it sounds like both.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 11:24 | 3055819 DaveyJones
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one is a victim, one is a perpetrator. Like the kids getting cokes in slumdog milllionaire. It ultimately blinds them.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:12 | 3054018 Hedgetard55
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Whoever junked you can go fuck themselves.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:45 | 3053880 SAT 800
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Guaranteed genetically subnormal; IQ 95; un-employable. un-educatable. will never be able to read and comprehend at the median adult rate. Is this human trash what they think built Great Britain. Socialism works fine until you run out of other peoples money to spend. But actually, it doesn't; because the genetic failures that should have died in their cat-box home countries, and kept on dying until "Mom" got the message about birth control; will guarantee the utter destruction of the entire society. Darwinism doesn't work when you try to run it backwards.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:55 | 3053932 harry555
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Exactly SAT800.  Although an IQ of 70 is probably more accurate.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:41 | 3054182 economics9698
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Come on guys it's 85.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:15 | 3055476 tango
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You hit the nail on the head.  I am a literacy volunteer and all the talk about such folks "getting educated". "learning a skill" and "contributing to society" is just talk.  She may be an exception since she saves, a rarity these days. 

It is nearly impossible for those who deprecate hard work, saving, planning, education and self-reliance to suddenly become productive citizens. It is equally unlikely that the "dole folk" can be educated or trained beyond a minimum level.  They simply don't possess the tools that should have been instilled years earlier.  A 20-something (or especially foreign) will easily learn to read but it is excruciating for those older than 40. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:19 | 3054561 Next to Arch Stanton
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The movie "Idiocracy" was not particularly good, but the premise was chilling - I was spooked by the concept many years before this type of blatant entitlement grab started showing up in the media.  And I thought the dumbing down of the population was strictly an American phenomena.   


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:58 | 3054652 adr
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are you kidding Idiocracy deserved an Academy Award for best documentary ever. Some people claim it was a work of fiction, I say you must never have been to an urban Walmart in Cleveland.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:34 | 3055113 Supernova Born
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Jules Verne was deaf, dumb and blind compared to the crystal-clear vision of Idiocracy.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:42 | 3055185 BlackVoid
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But it has already happened.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:56 | 3055394 Sgt. Oddball
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I certainly would have to concur on that point.  Last time I made the mistake a couple of years ago of stopping through the downtown Cleveland Walmart, not taking into consideration that it was the first of the month, every line was full with at least ten people and full shopping carts paying with their refilled EBT.  I simply dropped my basket and realized that I will never make the mistake of shopping there ever again.  When I first saw Idiocracy years ago I thought it was an amusing comedy, but sadly I now realize that it is about one generation away from being a documentary.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:19 | 3054697 CPL
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"I can't believe you like money too. We should hang out."

- Frito, the upwardly mobile lawyer that likes money.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:40 | 3055179 Let them all fail
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I junked you because that movie is awesome

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:49 | 3055123 eclectic syncretist
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She's become so morally bankrupt her mentality and life philosophy has devolved into that of the bankster; parasitism of others hard work as a way to free load through life.  The only difference is she isn't good enough at it to be able to buy politicians, propaganda, ect., to make it look as if she actually provides a service by doing it.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:49 | 3055124 Voltaire
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@Sat 800: Spot on. It's all part of the Rotschilds grand plan for all of us. A divided multi ethnic society without collective will=easy to dominate and presents no threat to international capital and it's economic hegemony. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:44 | 3055187 Let them all fail
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SAT 800 - No reason to think this person is human trash, not a great example for her kids but she is making the completely logical choice given her situation. If she didn't have the benefits there is no doubt she would be out working some crappy min wage job but she doesn't have to.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 08:55 | 3055211 CaptainObvious
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"she doesn't have to"

That's the problem right there.  If I could turn back the clock 300 years, this bit of vermin would be doing something to earn her keep, or she'd be dead or in debtor's prison.  She's making a logical choice, sure, but that doesn't mean it's the right choice.  I'd rather work six jobs all at once than accept the first penny of charity.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:39 | 3055332 swamp
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And men have no responsibility for birth control I see.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:39 | 3055333 swamp
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And men have no responsibility for birth control I see.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:39 | 3055334 swamp
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And men have no responsibility for birth control I see.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:14 | 3055467 traderjoe
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There's a certain bit of irony to your triple post.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 09:56 | 3055391 jwoop66
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It ain't darwinism when you interfere.   Has to be natural to be darwinism.   We keep feeding the dodo.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 01:13 | 3061946 Larry Dallas
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Agreed. Well put.

Societies dont become great by nurturing the slow and helpless.

The good part happens when the Hunger Games comes to a town near her, her odds of her and her offspring surviving and procreating are very slim.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:51 | 3053912 SAT 800
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Abraham Lincoln didn't want to free any slaves; he wanted to round them up and ship them back to Africa; it's amazing how close you can come to the right answer, and still miss.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:33 | 3054144 Cursive
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@SAT 800

Yeah, but he's Steven Speilberg's favorite president, so we get treated to more Lincoln hagiography.  Seriously, the guy was an evil, tyrannical ass who trampled on the constitution.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:42 | 3054185 SAT 800
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I don't know who Steven Seilberg is; I don't participate in popular culture. But I am properly educated vis a vis Mr. Lincoln.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:59 | 3054485 H E D G E H O G
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Them litlins' look alot like Strauss-Kahn don't they? Global Vote Bloc Buying at it's grandest. WTF...............

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 06:54 | 3055093 moriarty
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Wed, 12/12/2012 - 07:15 | 3055104 Taint Boil
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The Obama Phone:

I posted this the other day  ….. I just can’t help throwing some gas on the fire.

<snicker, snicker>


The Obama phone story is an urban myth. Once again the unsophisticated sheeple are fooled by the likes of Rush Limbaugh, Fox News, Drudge, etc, etc.


I am not an Obama fan at all. I thought Zero Hedge was a mile above all the MSM bullshit and lies.


There is a program started under George Bush was called SafeLink.




The federal "Lifeline" program was created during the Reagan Administration. Lifeline is a federal program created by the Reagan era Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in 1984. The program was enhanced under Telecommunications Act of 1996, which was supported on a broadly bipartisan basis in Congress. The FCC’s Low Income Program of the Universal Service Fund, which is administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), is designed to ensure that quality telecommunications services are available to low-income customers at just, reasonable, and affordable rates. Lifeline support reduces eligible low-income consumers' monthly charges for basic telephone service.




Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:40 | 3053852 Chuck Walla
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Obama is salivating at the thought of the collectivist wonders he will bestow on an ignorant voter base provided by tax donkeys bred for the purpose.





In politics, few talents are as richly rewarded as the ability to convince parasites that they are victims. ... generosity is seen as an admission of guilt, and the reparations as inadequate compensation for injustices – leading to worsening behavior by the recipients.


~ Thomas Sowell 


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 04:45 | 3055002 Hobbleknee
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This story os about my ex wife.  The other side of the story is me, paying 70% tax so she can live in luxury.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:00 | 3055410 jwoop66
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when are you gonna start paying your fair share?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:20 | 3053779 spastic_colon
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just have your mom declare you as an unfit mother and allow her to take care of the kids, she can then claim money for each child and you can pretend to be mad.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:27 | 3053802 Tippoo Sultan
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Rule Britannia.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:32 | 3053827 boogerbently
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It's the same over here!

Welfare costs more than Soc. Sec., Medicare or the Defense. (budgets)

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:06 | 3054304 blunderdog
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Where'd you get that figure?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:14 | 3054541's picture

Social programs including SS and Medicare/Medicade cost more than defense.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 10:48 | 3055641 blunderdog
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Obviously, but that's not what he said, is it?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 13:06 | 3056224's picture

If he had been right I wouldn't have had to correct the error.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 05:59 | 3055117 Supernova Born
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Yet Kate Middleton is struggling to produce an heir to the throne.

Britain should just run a national lottery for the next monarch.

Great Britain has demonstrated itself so hopelessly, pathetically wrong-headed and flat f'in stupid it will reverberate through the universe for all eternity.

Maybe extraterrestrials can learn from the lower than whale shit example of Great Britain.

How is that SAS hero doing in prison for possessing a handgun (you fucking pussy-whipped, cross-dressing, ultimate has-beens of planet Earth)?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:20 | 3053780 vast-dom
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all of this is chump change when you factor in global printing easing and other financial crime fuckery. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:36 | 3053836 vast-dom
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"why would you say no to free money?" Jamie Dimon et. al certainly don't say no, so don't be hating on Tamika and let her get some money and enjoy life. Fuck it, it's all good as it's all printed up from thin air....

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:46 | 3053878 Oquities
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so 2 wrongs do make a right, by your cockamamie philosophy!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:53 | 3053918 vast-dom
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how do you infer from my above 2 wrongs? i said give homegirl the money! and i say now give Dimon a nice vacation in max secutiry pen. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:10 | 3054008 Oquities
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it must be too simple for your huge intellect -  both Dimon and the "homegirl" are parasites.  you suggest the welfare mom should leech because Dimon does - 2 wrongs.   ain't right, comprende?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:14 | 3054036 vast-dom
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nah man i never said. you did.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:18 | 3054062 Oquities
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then what did "don't be hating on tamika" for taking freebies mean, if it wasn't in contrast to your Dimon reference, you fucking incoherent loon?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:22 | 3054073 vast-dom
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'xactly what i wrote is what it means: don't be hating, hater hater!


'xpand that sub 80 IQ mind of yours -- you know the brain does have a level of cognitive plasticity, right? 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:28 | 3054118 SAT 800
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Perhaps you could write an in depth treatment of "cognitive plasticity" and get it published in the Journal of American Psychology; I'm sure it would be most enlightening.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:35 | 3054151 vast-dom
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i'm having more fun chewing my gov cheese and shitting on all of you haters. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:33 | 3054145 Oquities
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schizophrenia diagnosis was tough for you to deal with i bet.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:45 | 3054153 vast-dom
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YO I LOVE MYSELF!  And tonight after i get my dick sucked at the strip club i'm gonna tip with my EBT card while your hateful asses go to bed alone or lie beside your fat wrinkly women with busted grills. I'M ENJOYING MYSELF!


Man O' Manischewitz!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:00 | 3054267 akak
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Shut up and eat your Thanksgiving turkey.


PS: Merry Christmas!  I hope you get lots and LOTS of greeting cards.  And don't forget to watch all the holiday football games --- it's the 'american' thing to do.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:03 | 3054289 vast-dom
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drool drool rah rah rah. dumb amerikan shit extra dumb on the 25th. who woulda thought christ's death would kick off such a fucktarded celebration of sheeple shit.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:43 | 3054441 ZeroAvatar
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Tried out some different Choom tonite, vast?

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:15 | 3054684 Chuck Walla
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Man O' Manischewitz!

Upped you one for that!


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:21 | 3053782 tooriskytoinvest
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World’s Most Prestigious Financial Agency Warns of Bursting Bubble, Small Business Optimism Collapses, Condition Worsen Than After Lehman Brothers Collapse, Leader Harry Reid Said 'NO DEAL FOR CHRISTMAS'!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:23 | 3053786 HelluvaEngineer
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You reap what you sow

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:29 | 3054127 SAT 800
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Reality is a bitch.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:24 | 3053787 Insideher Trading
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get dat perm nigga! At leest taxpayerz don hav ta look at sum nappy azz nigga weav on dey way ta werk. Deyz tax paya niggaz iz da winna wen dey dont gotta smeel my B.O

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:25 | 3053793 Orly
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Good for her, actually.  She sounds like a well-reasoned person and if her daughters are doing better on the dole, then she should lean that way.

It's not her fault.

Don't hate the playa, hate the game.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:26 | 3053799 fonzannoon
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I completely agree. She certainly did not make the rules. But she is maximizing her situation under the rules. Can't blame her.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:29 | 3053812 Iocosus
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She's 20 years old with TWO kids. There ya go. Millions of Obama voters (cut of the same cloth as her) will get pretty "panicky" when Big Brother takes back the benefits.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:32 | 3053824 fonzannoon
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I agree that no one made her become a mom. She thinks she is owed something for that. She is wrong there. But if we are going to argue about Unions and Banks raping the system this broad falls pretty low on the list. If the rules change and she is as sharp as she thinks she is she will adapt. If not she will be up shits creek. That's how it goes. But for now you can't blame her for playing her hand well.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:35 | 3053843 Orly
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She has already shown adaptation in living to the maximum according to the rules.  Right, fonz, if she can't re-adapt, then she's done.  And her daughters, too.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:52 | 3053886 Iocosus
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Most people, according to the government's inflated poverty line, qualify for some form of benefits. Why is this so? Because a population dependent on government is powerless. You will be told what to eat, drink, what to wear, what is right and what is wrong, and lastly, you will be told when to die. Your God-given rights become government- given rights.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:02 | 3054279 VisualCSharp
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Don't forget being told for whom to vote.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:48 | 3053898 Oquities
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sounds lke the definition of an amoral leech.  you have low expectations of people.  sad.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 01:28 | 3054812 Northern Lights
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I think she should be more concerned if things go bad.  When the food runs dry out, those 2 kids she's got are gonna look mighty tasty after they're cooked on a spik.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:36 | 3053846 NidStyles
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I don't think we can assume anything about what she thinks. It's more likely that she saw an opportunity after having two trophies, so she took it. Despite people being rational most of the time, they still tend to do the most time expedient thing possible with the most return possible.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:52 | 3053917 Pants McPants
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I agree with you and Orly.  While I can't fault folks for getting upset with someone like Leonna (sp), her actions definitely support your above conclusion.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:45 | 3053877 fonzannoon
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Jon Corzine <-------

This broad <-------


Who is living better off the system?

He deals the cards. She plays them.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:12 | 3054334 blunderdog
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That one rip-off by Corzine would've paid 10,000 Leannas for 10 years each.

But you're asposed ta hate HER 'cause she's BLACK and HAD SEX out of wedlock. 

Real life is just another horror movie.  Most of the audience hasn't got a CLUE why the badguys always get away, but for damn sure they know why the victims had to die.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:56 | 3053935 Burr's 2nd Shot
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A society that enables this behavior leads to the pillage by the banks, unions, politicians, etc.

How could one reasonably expect this woman to be diligent in recognizing and protesting theft and fraud when she is a practitioner and beneficiary?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:11 | 3054017 nmewn
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Pretty low on the list? Its the same fucking thing!

The only thing different is the amount of dollar/pound signs involved...its brazen legalized theft.

How do we expect to change the top when the bottom is doing the same thing? Well fuck it then, let it burn, throw another log on the fire.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:51 | 3054093 fonzannoon
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Who is changing anything? It's over. Way over. Now we sit here and watch the clock tick by. I wish, as you said, we could call the whole thing off. But we are both going to sit here and watch it burn. This is trivial. This post was thrown up here to get a bunch of different factions throwing shit at each other, when in reality, it is the same thing. But this chick is a pawn in the game as opposed to the bankers who make and change the rules at their whims. I know you don't make much room for grey areas, and I respect you for it....I think there is a bit here. But we are arguing about this on the deck of the titanic. It's just to pass the time.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:53 | 3054227 nmewn
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"I know you don't make much room for gray areas..."

Correct, I don't.

If a person can't resolve to help themselves and see the immorality and unethical behavior within themselves, there is absolutely nothing I can or will do for them.


She's a parasite...there is no difference.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:04 | 3054274 fonzannoon
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She pretty much admits she is. The system enables it. If the system breaks down she better have one helluva plan B.

"there is absolutely nothing I can or will do for them.


Not true. We all end up kicking in so this asshole can buy her kids an ipad for Christmas while the rest of us pinch pennies. We pretty much don't have a choice. The reset can't come soon enough. If ever.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:32 | 3054398 nmewn
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You can do whatever you want, I have choices. As do we all.

But it is interesting to me, that some would delegate another entity to feed and clothe her & her's, instead of taking her (and them) into their own home to do it themselves.

Out of sight, out of mind? ;-)

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:44 | 3054444 fonzannoon
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I don't have the choice of not paying taxes. I don't have the choice to not contribute to a social security system that will be gone long before I go to cash my chips in. I never delegated any entity to do anything for anyone in principle. But in reality that is what is happening. It's not sustainable. Not a chance.


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:00 | 3054489 nmewn
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"I don't have the choice of not paying taxes."

Yes, you do.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:09 | 3054523 fonzannoon
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I knew you were heading there. I am not down arrowing you by the way. But if you are not paying taxes you should be giving a lot less of a shit about how this chick is being subsidized by those that do.

I hate being dragged into this nonsense. Who should I hate more? The union gangs (federal) that raise my property taxes to subsidize their pensions?? The Corzines? This chick and a whole bunch more like her who's kids will apparently dress and celebrate the holiday's a lot better than mine?

Let it burn.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:08 | 3054676 infinity8
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This has been a really good thread .. . I like both of you and can relate to both sides of the argument.. This is why, really, I keep coming back to ZH.

*edit: i didn't up or down either of you.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:13 | 3054685 fonzannoon
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i try to listen to nmewn more than talk to him. he knows his shit. he also does not compromise his principles in any way. i too often rationalize things. the core of his point is solid while i am using a sliding scale here. 

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:45 | 3054753 infinity8
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Seriously man, look at some of the upthreads and downthreads from here. People are getting thought-less and testy. I've been around here for a minute and, probably for the most part don't say much. Seems to me that the various articles/topics get nit-picked, chopped down and analysed pretty thoroughly (and quckly) around here. Sometimes I have smart-ass day and feel like I want to throw my $.02 in but, mostly not. I do, however, appreciate the ongoing, good discussions here.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 05:17 | 3055015 Rogue Trooper
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Good observation infinity8.  I've been on this site 2 yrs 30 odd weeks.  It's getting way more tense, more angry, is this a sign if the times?  The are many more newbees on the site which is understandable considering ZH's success. However, I sense a lot of folks are just finding this way too hard to accept.  Unless you have already accepted that this game/system is over then you will feel anger and denial if, for example, for rooted for the 'Blue" team and find that your chosen one Obama is complete and utter fraud.

The same applies for the 'Red' team.  Afterall, Obama is Bush III.

Nothing can stop this train wreck and it's deeply effecting people. At a simplistic level it's often better to just not no your fate.  Otherwise the feeling is no different than being told you have a terminal illness but not knowing if you've got three months or ten years.

We are at the point of 'let's get this fucking over with and see if we make it to the other side'.



Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:08 | 3054310 WillyGroper
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So true. Who's the chumps here?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:47 | 3053887 ronaldawg
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That's raaacist. 

God knows that these colored children are our FUTURE.  She is providing a valuable service creating/helping those childer.  That is, of course, if they don't end up in prison like the 70% of the minority yuths.


Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:22 | 3054704 Chuck Walla
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That is, of course, if they don't end up in prison like the 70% of the minority yuths.


You will love this, tripletts in jail for the Holidays, oughta be a TV special!



Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:32 | 3053828 Karlus
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Looking forward to this useless eater and her larva's corpses stinking up some inner city apartment soon when the currency shock happens and the store is empty.

This is not symbiosis or even charity. Its parasitism

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:38 | 3053855 vast-dom
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you are describing the banking system Karlus. 

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:52 | 3053916 Oquities
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parasites come in both large and small sizes.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 00:23 | 3054710 Chuck Walla
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parasites come in both large and small sizes.

Face it, Welfare moms are the FUN SIZE!


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 20:44 | 3053875 stormsailor
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you will be bankrupt, with all your property confiscated for taxes and your business will fail before her benefits will ever be cut off.


don't you see  you are the wage slave, and if you quit who cares the federal reserve will just buy another trillion of t-bills, and away her check will go.


i know the example is britain, but same, same

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:05 | 3053983 Karlus
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You dont understand what I am saying. Currency crisis. As in people dont take worthless fiat. How are "her benefits" going to be disbursed when govt script is no longer accepted. Imagine trying to pay a farmer, or a truck driver with Zimbabwae notes...wont happen. They will surely take something else of worth. What will these eaters have to barter with? Their votes will not matter to anyone anymore.

Sandy and Katrina are mere examples of how our govt will respond. Or not respond.

Go look at the russian currency crisis or any other historical shock. The govt can kick the can printing all they want. They can issue a "New Dollar" with one new valued at 10000 "old" dollars. They can put in price controls. All of the old reindeer games.

Its not an "if" its a "when." Are you ready? Or does your normalcy bias preclude any of that crazy talk?

"Time...its on my side....yes it is." - Rolling Stones

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:11 | 3054022 fonzannoon
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"I woke up this morning and I got myself a beer. The future's uncertain and the end is always near"

The Doors

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:18 | 3054029 vast-dom
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Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:54 | 3054470 ZeroAvatar
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Go get a room with yourself. Ever tried it 'Carradine' style?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:22 | 3054089 stormsailor
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sorry just a little testy, since i've worked more than 30 years, built a business with hard work and stress,  since children were grown (all care, education, wants, needs, etc fully taken care of and paid for) have taken about 1 one week vacation in last 7 years. and it looks like the next four years will look exactly like the last four.


so i have some gold, stones, guns, ammo, food, and water stored away.  do i have to go through all that, just because of bankers and bullshit like this parasite?

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:27 | 3054114 vast-dom
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yes you fucking winy bitch you may just have to go through all of it. and so your geriatric ass may live a bit longer than those worse prepared, but in the end we are all gonna be EQUAL bitches!

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:37 | 3054162 Oquities
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not you.  the emotinally/mentally disadvantaged get picked off first.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:42 | 3054409 stormsailor
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I'm thirty years older than you are. I had my back broke once, and my hip twice. And on my worst day I could beat the hell out of you-will anderson.


i'm old timey tough son,  from swinging a bush ax as a teen for 13 hours a day to busting out cast iron machinery with a sledge-hammer for 18 hour stretches with my equipment company.  and my word and character or as straight as ol' will andersons neck.


when the rubber meets the road, i'll do fine.   my whine is just a lament against the necessity of going galt in my most productive years.


by the way,  i run about 20 miles a week, and my wife looks like most men's third wife.



Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:40 | 3054615 vast-dom
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that's it grandpa get ur hands up and fight! you evil old SOB! kill all the niggers, spics, kikes and everyone else you deem unworthy. 


you do realize that harry fucktard down below yearns for Hitler as he posted? insane!

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 05:30 | 3055027 Rogue Trooper
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Seriously, 'vast-dom' can we interest you in participating in a study we are doing? We are looking for 'interesting' subjects and reading your post you could well fit the 'personality type' we are looking for.  You will get to play with with lots of crayons, soft toys and you can 'pleasure' yourself whenever you feel like it and no one will judge you.

Just place you email when you reply and our people will be in touch - take care with your spelling.

/Dr No

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:56 | 3054476 ZeroAvatar
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Ummm, in your case, I think "some are more equal than others" applies here.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 21:43 | 3054187 Karlus
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Storm - They do not want equality, they want some sort of Django fantasy of revenge. Poke the bear enough and he will wake.

So long as people are making their Lexus leases and shopping at the mall, all is well until, right up to the moment that it is not.

These social justice types dont understand that this will not last. They have honestly just not thought it through. They believe that this is "their time" and "suck it up, payback is a bitch." They do not have even the most basic understanding of productivity or savings or even survival.

And yes, unfortunately we do get to go through this. Because we made some mistakes around what opportunity means and a misunderstanding of what fairness means. Our political system is polluted not by people wanting to offer their service or doing their duty, but by men who want power.

The good news is Civil War Two: Electric Boogaloo will be over very quickly and most likely not many shots will be fired.

See, the cities and urban areas have this funny dependency on food. Consider Manhattan for instance. 12MM people in the metroplex (or maybe more, dont remember). If each one eats two tomatoes a week ('maters to the other poster here) then that is 24 million tomatoes that need to be grown and shipped or trucked in. Every week. Think about everything else they eat. Watermellons and etc.

Its simply a matter of cutting off the food. Or if the food cuts itself off. These people are three meals away from utter chaos.

So yeah, if you have food, water, guns and some smarts, you will survive "the event." Things will rebuild afterwards, but it will get a little dicey in the interim.

Put your money on yourself and you will always win.

I can't and wont explain it to the jew/AA or whatever he thinks he is. His goal is only to kill the golden goose, but because his kind "did not build this" they certainly cannot inherit it.

The backlash they are building will be swift and fierce.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 03:10 | 3054929 Parrotile
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I remember reading (hardcopy, pre-Internet era, when we used to do a strange thing called "read books") that if you are able to survive autonomously for one month you are better off than 30% of the population: Two months - better off than 50% of the population, and so on up to 12 months - which excluded 80% of the population (so even in the 80's there were those who were prepared, and who had a strategic plan!)

This was in the 1980's, in the UK (where productive gardening was a very popular hobby - many leased allotments as well as gardens to grow their own vegetables).

Fast forward 30 years: Melbourne Australia. Everyone has big (economically useless and water-guzzling) lawns, the majority have swimming pools. No-one has any productive gardens (too much trouble / wildlife problems / uses too much water (but watering the "trophy lawns" is a different matter)).

Wonder how much the survival percentages in that old book have changed in our "far more sophisticated" Society?


Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:24 | 3054366 XitSam
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Throughout history, poverty is the normal condition of man. Advances which permit this norm to be exceeded — here and there, now and then — are the work of an extremely small minority, frequently despised, often condemned, and almost always opposed by all right-thinking people. Whenever this tiny minority is kept from creating, or (as sometimes happens) is driven out of a society, the people then slip back into abject poverty.

This is known as “bad luck.”

-- Lazarus Long

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 22:10 | 3054320 WillyGroper
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>>>>What will these eaters have to barter with? 

Same thang she b havin them children with.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 23:03 | 3054503 ZeroAvatar
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I wouldn't touch that loose, smelly, diseased vag if I were 100.

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