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Explaining The U.S. Economy Via Star Wars

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(h/t Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog)

 


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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment duo
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hmmmm, begun the currency war has

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment CH1
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And blind they are, who wish to be blind.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment Stackers
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I always knew I would look good lounging in a string bikini and toga wrap

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:11 | Link to Comment unrulian
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Those dirty Chinese Jawas

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:45 | Link to Comment earnulf
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It's not the Chinese Jawas, it's the FED Jawas, they hold more of the debt.  By 2013 they'll own three times what the Chinese Jawas do.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:06 | Link to Comment unrulian
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Sorry dude i was simply referring to the fact they all look the same, are small and are junk dealers...you're way too deep for me

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:33 | Link to Comment old naughty
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Yea, right.

Who would have guessed we have a very different "OB"1 in the WH?

May the force be with US.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment New England Patriot
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"Jabba, this is your last chance..."

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:50 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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William Arthur Louis Philip = Anakin Skywalker

('sky'....'walkers'/Anakin=annunaki?)

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George Lucas did say (apparently) that Star Wars is based on the Arthurian Legend.

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A young powerful bloodline...followed around by Jedi's (Knights Templars).

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Mother (Diana) dies young under tragic conditions (Anakins mother gets slaugherted by the sand people)

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Although at first charming and good - an evil cloud and destiny follows this blonde haired boy.

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KAte is now pregnant and speculation that she could be having twins (Padme had twins - Luke and Leia)

Imagine if Kate has a boy and a girl? Imagine something tragic happens during the birth? I would then be tripped out.

What made Anakin completely snap and turn evil was 1)death of his mother 2) his jealousy and behaviour that caused Padme to die.

Also, with the Royal recently changing the centuries old law about succession (it can be a female now if first born) maybe they are setting up for the possiblity of twins?

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Anyway...time will tell.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:59 | Link to Comment Lore
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So sick of hearing about Kate and the pregnancy.

There was chatter yesterday that a boy might be named "Mohammed" in recognition of cultural diversity for the new millennium, etc. etc...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 22:12 | Link to Comment mjcOH1
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How about 'Barak'?    And has The One gifted an iPod of his speaches for prenatal entertainment yet?  

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:35 | Link to Comment tickhound
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Watto:  How are you going to pay for all this?

Qui-Gon:  I have twenty thousand Republic dataries.

Watto:  Republic credits?  Republic credits are no good out here.  I need something more real.

Qui-Gon:  I don't have anything else... (waves hand)  But credits will do just fine.

Watto:  No, they won't.

Qui-Gon:  (waves hand firmly)  Credits will do fine.

Watto:  No, they won't.  Mind tricks don't work on me.  Only money.

-The Phantom Menace

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:58 | Link to Comment The Laughing Man
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Qui-Gon:  I don't have anything else (waves hand) but midichlorians will do fine.

Watto:  No, they won't...

Qui-Gon:  (waves hand firmly)  Midichlorians will do fine.

Watto:  No, they won't!!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:41 | Link to Comment SafelyGraze
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:16 | Link to Comment Long-John-Silver
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I want a Gold halter, Brass makes my boobs look smaller.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:45 | Link to Comment johnQpublic
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i finally get to be the hot chick

and i can fap to that

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:53 | Link to Comment forwardho
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Travel to far this road, and all is lost.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment midtowng
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Something tells me that this graphic shows an organization that is far more organized than reality

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:32 | Link to Comment Everyman
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"..... and now Obi-wan, your failure is complete!"

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:33 | Link to Comment monkeyboy
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It's a trap!!!!!!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:56 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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No. It's a Tarp!!!!!!!

 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:12 | Link to Comment NewAmericaNow
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You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment Hippocratic Oaf
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simple and complete

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:34 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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I never looked so good. Thanks !

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:35 | Link to Comment kralizec
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Wait, aren't we missing some characters?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:38 | Link to Comment Fake Jim Quinn
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Yes.  Tyler = Obi Wan Kanobi

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:40 | Link to Comment kralizec
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Bernanke = Darth Sidious

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment CPL
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I'll take "Who is Emperor Palpatine?" for 600 Alex.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:06 | Link to Comment Beam Me Up Scotty
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Obama. Although he could also be Biden. Biden always has that evil crazy look in his eye when he talks.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:11 | Link to Comment phalfa5
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Biden = Dooku 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Captain Kink
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Sec. Geithner = Gen. Grievous

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:21 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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Based off looks alone, it would be Joe Lieberman

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:46 | Link to Comment Darth Sidious
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i resent that remark

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:03 | Link to Comment exi1ed0ne
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Episodes 1-3 weren't star wars.  May Lucas die by choking on a man-burrito with extra guacamole sauce delivered by an 80 year old man with a robot head.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:27 | Link to Comment CPL
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Next movie coming out isn't Lucas so that's something to look forward to.  If they get the right director and writer, I might actually go out of my way to watch it a couple times on a big screen like the New Hope and Empire.

He should have understood from Empire that his fans have a deeper vision of his works.  Fucking Ewoks man.  Clever toy marketing campaign, but for the love of Tattonie, it was supposed to be the epic battle.  Unfortunately it was an epic battle between the excellent villains of the Empire and Gerbil people.  God Jedi couldn't have sucked more dick, until the presequels...

The book and comic series are amazing though.  And the toys are so cool.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:52 | Link to Comment centerline
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Lucas bowed before the marketing gods and shifted his demographic into the single digits in order to make lots and lots of cash.  Ewoks!  Damn.  What the fuck?  And that Jar Jar thing.  Lucas should be ashamed.  So much potential wasted in that series.  He could have created a real legacy - but traded it away for quick $.  What a sellout (or a pussy).

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:18 | Link to Comment CPL
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That's why the books and the comics are amazing.  Top notch writers from nearly ever genre line up to write them and do the art for the comics without too much influence from Lucas Inc (well other than keeping in line with the movie history).  It makes for some great work.

The one guy I would love for them to write for it because he's great with dialogue construction is Greg Weisman.  He's amazing, his resume is built for writing good SciFic.

Look at Clone Wars the cartoon.  I could see real people acting that out and I'd watch it.  That is nearly 100% forum fan driven as far as I can tell.  Obviously it's not the same depth and awesauce as BSG, but it could be...if it we redone for SW's real source of income, the 20-65 year old men that have money to piss away money on toys.

The post market is the bread and butter to the Lucas universe, it's a license to print money every weekend at every convention running 18x every weekend of everyday in every country.  That's his fan base.  It's enormous.   All those nickles and dimes rolling everyday in the vault of Lucas Inc.  To one guy!!  Most amazing business model ever.  He is the cottage industry on steroids and bathsalts.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:48 | Link to Comment exi1ed0ne
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No, thet would be Ron Paul.  They look alike, were relatively ignored by everyone, one is going into retirement while the other is permanently retired, and the only thing really effective they ever did was to plant the seeds of knowledge, which only in their later years have born fruit.

Tyler = Hans Solo.  Tyler would definately shoot first.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:09 | Link to Comment Mercury
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The American middle class taxpayer is Princess Leia.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:06 | Link to Comment midtowng
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Obi died in the first movie. At best Tyler is Luke.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment Terminus C
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If you strike me down now Darth, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:01 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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if he has an apartment in manhattan, he's more like Yoda

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:49 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
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Geithner = Jar Jar Binks.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:03 | Link to Comment capitalist bison
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haha yes!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:15 | Link to Comment Quinvarius
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Really?  You can't think of any other figure head, nonsense speaking, minority leader to be Jar Jar?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:44 | Link to Comment CrimsonAvenger
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The problem is narrowing it down to one. My pick was Geithner; you may choose otherwise from the menagerie.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:14 | Link to Comment phalfa5
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that's a trap ....   trick question is that

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:35 | Link to Comment Byte Me
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And the economy frozen in carbonite - ready to shatter??

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:58 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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Not to mention the carbonite tax.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:36 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Oh Leah! (Here we Go Again)...

~~~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyTu_ZdcBCo

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:55 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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And here's the Financial Crisis Europe and the US (Full Metal Jacket/Star Wars):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JL9YET2gg0k

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:05 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Great stuff!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:44 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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Who/what represents "institutions" of higher learning & academics co-opted by special interests?

Where are the mega-AUM-dressed-as-universities known as Harvard or Yale?

Where's the illustrious devising-ever-so-more-stealthily-and-efficiently-methods-of-killing-you-on-behalf-of-Big-Defense MIT?

What represents the that-GMO-fertilizer-pesticide-medication-other chemical-is-perfectly-safe-at-x-parts-per-zillion institution such as Ohio State University or University of University of California?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:55 | Link to Comment VATICANT
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I think I can answer that one for you.....

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:51 | Link to Comment Captain Kink
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Death Star?

 Or Is the FED the Death Star?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Wow... is it possible to come up with a more vacuous analysis?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:38 | Link to Comment CH1
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What part of fun don't you understand?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment tmosley
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He only understands death.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:47 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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don't forget 'taxes'...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:50 | Link to Comment Orly
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And VooDoo "science."

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:23 | Link to Comment falak pema
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I find the "you" beguiling; is it she who says "I want u to save me" or is it she who is you, stuck like a slave.

Obviously, I prefer the first version. 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:28 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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Orly, you ought not mock the conspiracy theorists! They will work a ju-ju on you, their great diety will rise from the depths of the deepwater site in the Gulf and smite thee with burning contrails!

The mighty HAARP oracle hath proclaimed it.  This i have have been Shown.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:40 | Link to Comment Orly
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Well, Mr. Mayor, this is where I get a little upset.  I am a real Conspiracy Theorist.  The Kennedy assassination, 9/11, all that stuff.  It's when the CIA trolls come in here talking about Eisenhower met aliens and Sandy was a HAARP-guided weapon and all of this stuff that muddies the waters for people to understand what's really going on in the world.

Anything they can do to obfuscate the subject.  I have been on about the WTC since 2002, so I'm used to it.  It would be helpful, though, if people could discern real information, such as architects and engineers for 911 truth, from poisoning the air with contrails to make us all debt zombies.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:07 | Link to Comment LFMayor
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well, that's why I come here.  To make sure you don't get upset.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:52 | Link to Comment Hippocratic Oaf
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Oh shit..........

Now Flak will:

1.dare you

2.ask you to make a bet

3.and finally make his day.

 

Better not to get him going

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:53 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Starwars is superficial fluff and this ain't even that funny...

Get over it...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:56 | Link to Comment Orly
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I find your lack of Faith...

Disturbing.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:19 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Flak is just trying to demonstrate his intimate knowledge of what 'FLUFFING' is all about...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment mvsjcl
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As was The Matrix (depending what level of the peeled onion finally causes your eyes to tear).

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:27 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Yep, the first one was ok, it was all downhill after that...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Chump
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I, for one, am so glad that you've deemed it necessary to respond several times to such a superficial, vacuous article.  I never would have known that my sense of humor - which I previously thought was largely subjective - was, in fact, completely wrong.  These are serious times and we must not waste precious moments relaxing, taking deep breaths, or worse, occasionally chuckling.

Thank you.  A thousand times, thank you.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:14 | Link to Comment rqb1
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search your feelings Flakmeister

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:40 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Based on the superficial crap in this thread, I do believe I feel nauseous....

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:56 | Link to Comment The Count
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Vacuous, hun?

Them ar fightin words!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:15 | Link to Comment phalfa5
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taking flak

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:37 | Link to Comment Mongo
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The farce is strong with this one

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:39 | Link to Comment Mike7.62
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Somehow, I don't see a Luke Skywalker coming in to rescue us. Either we do it, or it doesn't get done.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:48 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Luke is still gay.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:57 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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learning you have a thing for your sister can mess with you

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:08 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Or having a pastry fetish.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:10 | Link to Comment kridkrid
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For sure... And your parents aren't your parents... Your real dad is an asshole and your voice makes you sound like a pussy. In real life, Luke is something like $30k in the hole to his therapist, which really means he's $30k into the empire and the best he can do is make his minimum monthly by turning tricks on the side.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment Dr. Eldon Tyrell
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:48 | Link to Comment forwardho
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Nope, lukes gone and run to his bug out ranch. Since most of "we" can only think of how things might affect "us" don't hold your breath on "it" getting done

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:00 | Link to Comment Darth Sidious
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we don't look so good in a bikini either

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:45 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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The HSBC "criminal" settlement is a joke. Mexican drug cartels specifically designed boxes to fit into their bank slots. Emails from high level executives discussing the lundering. No one going to jail. In many states there is MANDATORY jail for a BAC of .08 or any amount of pot. The administration actually has the balls to claim that a harsher punishment (jail) would UNDERMINE confidence in the world banking system. We are in opposite world. This country doesn't even pretend anyomore.  Matt Taibbi (at 19 mins)

http://www.democracynow.org/ 

 

sure Hedge will cover this today

 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:47 | Link to Comment Sheeple Shepard
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Lord Green of Hurstpierpont

from Wikipedia-

Green was educated at Lancing College and Exeter College, Oxford and received a master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He began his career with the British Government's Ministry of Overseas Development. In 1977 he joined McKinsey & Co Inc. management consultants, with whom he undertook assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East.
He joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in 1982 with responsibility for corporate planning activities, and in 1985 was put in charge of the development of the bank's global treasury operations. In 1992 he became Group Treasurer of HSBC Holdings plc with responsibility for the HSBC Group's treasury and capital markets businesses globally.
In March 1998 Green was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc as Executive Director of Investment Banking and Markets, responsible for the investment banking, private banking and asset management activities of the Group. He assumed additional responsibility for the Group's corporate banking business in May 2002. His appointment as Group Chief Executive took effect on 1 June 2003. Green oversaw the acquisition and integration of the U.S. consumer-finance group Household International, which represented HSBC's largest acquisition in a series of acquisitions made in the five years prior to Green's appointment as chief executive.
In January 2005, Green became Chairman of HSBC Bank plc, the group's UK clearing bank subsidiary. On 28 November 2005, HSBC announced that he would become Group Executive Chairman when Sir John Bond retired on 26 May 2006. In September 2010, it was announced he would join the UK's Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government in early 2011 as the Minister of State for Trade and Investment in an unpaid capacity.[1][2] He stepped down as Group Chairman of HSBC on 3 December 2010 and was replaced by Douglas Flint.[3] To enable him to be accountable to Parliament, he was created a life peer on 16 November 2010 as Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint, of Hurstpierpoint in the County of West Sussex,[4] and was introduced in the House of Lords on 22 November. He became Minister of State for Trade and Investment in both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 11 January 2011.

and also from Wikipedia-

Green was educated at Lancing College and Exeter College, Oxford and received a master's degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
He began his career with the British Government's Ministry of Overseas Development. In 1977 he joined McKinsey & Co Inc. management consultants, with whom he undertook assignments in Europe, North America and the Middle East.
He joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in 1982 with responsibility for corporate planning activities, and in 1985 was put in charge of the development of the bank's global treasury operations. In 1992 he became Group Treasurer of HSBC Holdings plc with responsibility for the HSBC Group's treasury and capital markets businesses globally.
In March 1998 Green was appointed to the Board of HSBC Holdings plc as Executive Director of Investment Banking and Markets, responsible for the investment banking, private banking and asset management activities of the Group. He assumed additional responsibility for the Group's corporate banking business in May 2002. His appointment as Group Chief Executive took effect on 1 June 2003. Green oversaw the acquisition and integration of the U.S. consumer-finance group Household International, which represented HSBC's largest acquisition in a series of acquisitions made in the five years prior to Green's appointment as chief executive.
In January 2005, Green became Chairman of HSBC Bank plc, the group's UK clearing bank subsidiary. On 28 November 2005, HSBC announced that he would become Group Executive Chairman when Sir John Bond retired on 26 May 2006. In September 2010, it was announced he would join the UK's Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government in early 2011 as the Minister of State for Trade and Investment in an unpaid capacity.[1][2] He stepped down as Group Chairman of HSBC on 3 December 2010 and was replaced by Douglas Flint.[3] To enable him to be accountable to Parliament, he was created a life peer on 16 November 2010 as Baron Green of Hurstpierpoint, of Hurstpierpoint in the County of West Sussex,[4] and was introduced in the House of Lords on 22 November. He became Minister of State for Trade and Investment in both the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on 11 January 2011.

and just to really mess with you-

Green is an ordained priest in the Church of England,[6] having studied theology at Manchester University's Northern Ordination course while in Hong Kong,[7] and he is the author of the book "Serving God? Serving Mammon?"

wonder if this is why we shouldn't talk about it.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:54 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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and we thought the catholic priests were the only ones who screwed our children  

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:52 | Link to Comment duo
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yes, but if you have $1000 in cash on you, you are a "drug dealer", and if you're lucky will only have your cash confiscated, but more likely beaten, tazed, your house trashed, and spend a day in jail before they guy you agreed to buy a bicycle from for $1K in cash explains why you wre carrying so much.

Then they let you go.  At least you got your wallet and watch back.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:04 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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we are seeing a growing trend even at the serf level here in criminal justice land. Just yesterday my office mate called telling me that prosecutors offered to reduce a criminal charge to three infractions if the 19 year old agreed to pay tripple the normal criminal fine. Then you have heard me go off on the traffic cameras - an automated form of payoff that saves your license no matter how bad (or dangerous) your driving record is...as long as you keep paying.   

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:27 | Link to Comment earleflorida
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thanks for the great link, DJ

huge fan of matt taibbi :-))

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:58 | Link to Comment resurger
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And they talk about "Compliance"

+1

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:39 | Link to Comment Eugend66
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Hmmmm ... Dick slingin` contest banksters will schedule.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:39 | Link to Comment Orly
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And who might be Darth Vader? And will he have a change of heart once he is unmasked and return to the Light side of The Force?

:/

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 13:00 | Link to Comment Captain Kink
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Bill Gross?

No, I got it...GREENSPAN!    Ayn Rand is Padme Amidala.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:07 | Link to Comment unrulian
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PMs = The force

manipulated by evil to perpetuate their greed

used by good as a defence against evil

 

Fuck you chancellor

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:39 | Link to Comment marginview
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In the movies she gets away but ZH still doesn't realise that's only in the movies! That could be one line of thinking to help them explain why gold didn't go hyperbolic after the Feds 0% interest rate forever announcement. Another clue would be deflation in a world of increasing non rival goods and services.

come on guys you've just got to do better.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:41 | Link to Comment Sheeple Shepard
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I knew I should have taken notice of the B.P.A side effects.

Geitner has got to be Vader, Bernanke the Emperor but whos going to be the Jedi?

*Crickets

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:53 | Link to Comment Orly
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Ha!  Jeethner as Darth Vader?  Maybe more like Dark Helmet?

http://screamer.alt-world.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/dark-helmet.jpg

:o

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:03 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Jeethner as Jabba's butt-plug...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:59 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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At this point in the Star Wars narrative The Jedi have long since been discredited, stripped of their place in society and those who were not killed during the corruption of The Federation and the Clone Wars are hiding in exile on far-away planets on the fringes of civilization (Obiwan Kenobi on Tatooine and Yoda gone full-native in the Degobah system).

Luke Skywalker is obviously Tyler.  A few people will still help him and stand up for what is right, but mostly they would just rather not draw attention to themselves and get on the bad side of The Empire.

I would say Obama is Darth Vader, but that would be racist, so I won't say that.

You ever wonder what the marginal tax rates were in The Empire?  Or how much it cost to build the Death Star?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:01 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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I think Darth just blew chunks in his helmet...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:04 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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I believe the massive subcontracting involved in the Death Star was addressed in "Clerks" and they appeared to be a Republic that was overtaken by a military junta so I imagine that taxation was replaced by outright theft and conscription, but they never really address how they fill all those stormtrooper uniforms (certainly not Vader's awesome personal skills). I imagine it's the usual "only job you can find in a warzone" and "wanna get off this rock" phenomenon that keeps em signing up. That, and wanting to be on the Death Star and not the planet it's set to annihilate.

 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment viahj
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we're clones,born and raised to be foot soldiers but are actually slaves of the Empire as well.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:12 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Obama as Vader?  No way.  Vader had substance--and he didn't need a teleprompter.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:42 | Link to Comment rguptatx
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Where is the array of printers and the paper supply guy?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:46 | Link to Comment doomandbloom
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Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:45 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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They can get the bernank the part playing an Ewock.

Poisened little fucking dwarf would fit right in the suit.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:43 | Link to Comment zapdude
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Hey, once the chaos breaks out, we should all look forward to using our shackles and chains to savagely strangle the life out of the fat, disgusting State!  Hooray!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:56 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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I thought we were the guy frozen in Carbonite.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:58 | Link to Comment Toolshed
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Oh no no no.....they didn't show the carbonite victim due to the fact that obamacare hasn't been implemented yet.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:56 | Link to Comment GMadScientist
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I guess that'd make me IG88.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:16 | Link to Comment resurger
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+5

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 10:58 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Pale Rider.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:01 | Link to Comment BrigstockBoy
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And the Rancor = the Fed?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:02 | Link to Comment Dr. Gonzo
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"It's a trap!"

 

-Admiral Akbar

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:04 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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The Fed is what gives the Bernank his power. It's a money-printing field created by all living MIT PhDs. It surrounds us and penetrates us; it binds the Ponzi together.(Obi-Wan Kenobi)

The Fed's strength flows from the printer. (Yoda)

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:14 | Link to Comment ptoemmes
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The ZH crowd could be the Ewoks...not that we are primitive ;-)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewok

"George Lucas created the Ewoks because he wanted Return of the Jedi to feature a tribe of some primitive creatures that bring down the technological Empire."

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:21 | Link to Comment adr
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Word has it that the ewoks were originally going to be black tribes like those in Africa, since the Star Wars universe didn't have any people of color, save Lando who could have passed for a latino. But as this could have been deemed racist, they were turned into teddy bears and a single lone B-Wing pilot was made black, so we could infer black people were usefull in taking down the Empire. Even though the black pilot got blown away by the first Tie Fighter that showed up. Then Lucas insulted the entire black race when Darth Vader turned out not to be James Earl Jones, but a white guy. Black people not understanding that the continuity of the story required Darth Vader to be white.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment Orly
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Reminds me of a great joke from Franklin Ajaye back in the late 60's.

He wondered why whenever the black guy went down onto the planet, he got fried, "disappeared," or turned into a block of sand.  The other Trekkies didn't seem to care much, so when it happened yet again, Captain Kirk said, "Analyse, Mr. Spock."

Spock picked up the block, turned it around and said, "The nigger's a cube, Captain."

This is Franklin Ajaye, if you're not familiar, though I couldn't find the Star Trek reference on video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QnRCr3HRDto&playnext=1&list=PL8F2E17D161A0E6BB&feature=results_video

:D

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:08 | Link to Comment Calculated_Risk
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Where's the IRS thugs, or would it be considered Police/IRS... ya, sounds good..

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:10 | Link to Comment adr
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At least in this narrative we get to strangle the state with our own slave chain, the military industrial complex gets swallowed by its own choice of torture, the police gets eaten in its own cell, the lobbyist gets used to help overthrow the state he serves, and the media gets electrocuted by a droid.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:31 | Link to Comment TheEmperor
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"Wipe them out....all of them"

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:55 | Link to Comment zippy_uk
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Keep you nickers on we are doing our best as fast as we can... 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djZFHTa6TfA

 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:42 | Link to Comment zippy_uk
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The other cartoon for the EU was cut out because it involes an X rated scene where the 7 dwarfs (Von Rumpy, Barroso, Draghi, Monti, Shultz, Junker and Schubler) all gang banging Snow White (EU tax payer)

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:42 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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I've heard there were good trains in the EU...

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:44 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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Kick Ass I'm gona play with my pussy all day long!!!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:45 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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No, Vader is some Rothschild asshole or something of the sort.  In this case I think we need to add the Deceptacons to the mix as well.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:47 | Link to Comment earnulf
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So that's what a Whomp Rat looks like (Main Street Media) I still prefer Leia, damn she's hot (or at least was)

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 11:55 | Link to Comment NevadaMirage
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At what point do we get to choke the shit out of the State?

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:11 | Link to Comment rsnoble
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When tax revenues start decreasing from everyone sitting around on their ass with no job. 

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:14 | Link to Comment Mad Mohel
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Save us Obi Ben Bernanke, you're our only hope!

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 12:49 | Link to Comment Steve in Greensboro
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Obama is Darth Vader.

Lloyd Blankfein is Moff Tarkin, the commander of the Death Star.  (Note he is a tool of Vader's who dies when the whole thing blows up.)

(To anybody who uses the word "bankster", you get 100 down arrows, because you are a retard.)

Michelle Obama is some random Wookiee.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 15:44 | Link to Comment toomanyfakecons...
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The patriots who are going to lift us up out of this mess are somewhere between Luke Skywalker and Han Solo.

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 17:04 | Link to Comment Jreb
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Ok. NOOWWW I get it.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 00:03 | Link to Comment andyupnorth
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Death Star = TARP + QE4EVA

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