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The 'Fiscal Cliff' Through the Eyes of Cartoonists

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Presented with little comment.

 

Whats-a-Fiscal-Cliff

So that's what the Mayas had in mind...

 

Fiscal-Cliff-2

No more delays!

 

fiscal-cliff-GRAVITY-cole

When in doubt, repeal gravity...

 

Approach

Almost there!

 

steering

The steering wheel is in capable hands...

 

metaphorical

Not to worry, it's not real..

 

I-can-see-Greece

I can see Greece from here!

 

The-Compromise

Outline of  the eventual compromise...

 

debt

The shape of the problem.

 

(h/t Pater Tenebrarum of Acting-Man blog)

 

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Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:38 | 3092183 TumblingDice
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Don't worry everybody, they'll have a compromise drafted and ready soon. Just give the guys at JPM some time.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:41 | 3092192 Michaelwiseguy
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The greatest gift to mankind, is people are dead in a relatively small speak of time. Roughly 100 years max, even for the owners of our planet.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:41 | 3092193 SolidSnake961
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fiscal cliff=transitory

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:33 | 3092313 knukles
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Damn good thing we're all dead in the long run.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:35 | 3092317 resurger
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Garrett McNamara will die last ..

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:07 | 3092352 urwright
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Garrett? Really?

It's fukin water he is on with a preserver wrapped around him. Come on.  Give me what he has and I'll fukin do that any day as holding one's breath for a minute is for folks who fool themselves into believeing what "living in the moment" is.

You never seen a real man walk a beam and place a bolt in another beam 50 stories high or any act by a soldier in combat or the folks in South America illegally taking over factories that went bankrupt (and producing then selling products) just so they could get their past due pay, food on the table or mediciene for a family member?

System Victims here huh Tyler - keep breedin em just so you can feed off em.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:31 | 3092413 AldousHuxley
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People die but money doesn't
Rich guys invented money so they can pass the control over to their kin who will carry out the will long after they are dead

Ie. Walmart and Walton family whose combined wealth is greater than third of all Americans

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:36 | 3092416 AynRandFan
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Walton started with one little store in Arkansas. Now, somehow that's wrong? I think what's wrong is the idea that the government can steal your money when you die.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 07:54 | 3092496 GetZeeGold
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Build it.....and they will come.

http://walmart-people.com/Home

 

The current leadership will of course deny it ever happened.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 09:01 | 3092538 kridkrid
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Randian dogma, like all dogma, is too simplistic.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 09:08 | 3092541 GetZeeGold
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Don't diss it.......we won an election with it.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 08:23 | 3092510 mvsjcl
Mon, 12/24/2012 - 08:59 | 3092537 Lets_Eat_Ben
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debt basded money was created to act as a vortex for all of the resources on this fucking planet.

They snap their fingers, create it out of malicious intent, and send it out to the world knowing it will come back plus interest. "All debts will be paid in full or in blood."

Fuck paper. Silver is my money.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 09:07 | 3092545 kridkrid
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^^^AynRandFan... Here's a good place to start. Get your arms around this idea and then feel free to put your objectivism into context.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:05 | 3092403 Michaelwiseguy
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Great Surfer!

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:04 | 3092402 Just Ice
Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:32 | 3092415 AynRandFan
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Good ones.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:41 | 3092252 dwdollar
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I've come to the same conclusion. Humans would be too dangerous if they lived much longer. Thank God for mortality.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:39 | 3092321 Anusocracy
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I disagree.

If they had to suffer the long term consequences of their actions, they might not act so stupidly.

Currently, they have a Get Out of Prison Free card when they die.

 

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:51 | 3092329 dwdollar
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Pitiful few take responsibility for or feel guilty about poor decisions 100 seconds after the fact. I doubt they'd care 100 years after the fact.

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 15:19 | 3095026 Anusocracy
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They would suffer the hell they helped create.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:08 | 3092354 urwright
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Thanks to dogma letting folks be born again...

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:25 | 3092654 therearetoomany...
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Have to disagree....I think the re-election of Obama, Rangel, McCain, Graham, Boehner, Bush,Pelosi, Reid, Schumer, Blumberg, etc all indicates otherwise...you assume the American public has, collectilvelly, the ability to learn anything from direct observation.   Their knowledge comes from TeeVee and Newspapers.  Period.

 

I still give you an upvote for your sentiments!

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:40 | 3092324 Seer
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Or, thank God for glacial cycles... we can pretend about anything else, but there's absolutely nothing that we can do about this one (even more futile than trying to stop continental drift).

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 09:02 | 3092540 Lets_Eat_Ben
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Immortality: see transhumanist

You might be suprised when Walt Disney shows back up one of these days.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:38 | 3092320 ball-and-chain
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I'm with you 100 percent.

I just don't see it happening.

They'll work a deal out.

http://www.angrysinner.blogspot.kr/2012/12/try-to-find-church-you-like.html

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:54 | 3092424 sampo
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"Don't worry everybody, they'll have a compromise drafted and ready soon. Just give the guys at JPM some time."

Jamie for Fed chair!

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 07:48 | 3092493 negative rates
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Coo, coo.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 22:43 | 3092194 HurricaneSeason
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Don't worry about them screwing up the first fiscal cliff, there will be more cliffs.  They'll have hang gliding down to a science before it's fair and balanced.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:59 | 3092271 Incubus
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Fiscal abyss, and then the fiscal apocalypse, in 3D.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:14 | 3092229 orangegeek
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It is often said that bullish news occurs at major tops and bearish at major bottoms.

 

SP500 weekly doesn't look so good and I haven't quite seen much bullish news.

 

http://bullandbearmash.com/chart/sp500-weekly-117-macd-shows-bearish/

 

But the government is good at reporting BS numbers and data - so we should see some good news soon.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:15 | 3092231 monad
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"If the American people ever allow private banks to control the issue of their money, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them (around the banks), will deprive the people of their property until their children will wake up homeless on the continent their fathers conquered." Thomas Jefferson

Tue, 12/25/2012 - 00:12 | 3094177 monad
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Interesting, however if you read the whole report you'll find that they are only saying that after 200yrs they can't find the original document cited as the source in the fed record 95 yrs ago, and that documents do exist in which he said similar things. Regardless of the bunk this quote describes the situation. I don't care who said it, I like it. Its true. Read Federalist #10.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:24 | 3092301 squexx
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"I fully agree with General Washington, that we must protect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration. The menace, gentlemen, is the jews. In whatever country jews have settled in any great number, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercial integrity; have segregated themselves and have not
been assimilated; have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religion upon which that nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions; have built
up a state within the state; and when opposed have tried to strangle that country to death financially, as in the case of Spain and Portugal. For over 1,700 years, the jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and
other people not of their race.If you do not exclude them from these United States, in their Constitution, in less than 200 years they will have
swarmed here in such great numbers that they will dominate and devour the land and change our form of government, for which we Americans have shed our blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardized our liberty. If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 years our descendants will be working in the
fields to furnish them substance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing their hands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do notexclude jews for all time, your children will curse you in your graves. Jews, gentlemen, are
Asiatics, let them be born where they will nor how many generations they are
away from Asia, they will never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American's, and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopard
cannot change its spots. jews are Asiatics, are a menace to this country if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by this Constitutional Convention."

- Benjamin Franklin at the Philadelphia Constitutional
Convention of 1787

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:34 | 3092315 VATICANT
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How wonderfully appropriate : )

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 08:03 | 3092498 GetZeeGold
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They anointed themselves gods......and got junked straight into hell.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:16 | 3092355 urwright
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I wanna hear he tape recording of that one.

Asiatics huh?  Google'in that now.

So it has nuthin to do with common sense - it is about jews - whoulda figured?

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:36 | 3092366 macholatte
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Ben Franklin did not say that. It was a nazi named Dudley and it was easy to research.

 

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

 

"The Franklin Prophecy", sometimes called "The Franklin Forgery", is an antisemitic speech falsely attributed to Benjamin Franklin, warning of the supposed dangers of admitting Jews to the nascent United States. The speech was purportedly transcribed by Charles Cotesworth Pinckney during the Constitutional Convention of 1787, but was unknown before its appearance in 1934 in the pages of William Dudley Pelley's Silver Legion pro-Nazi weekly magazine Liberation. (Pinckney wrote that he had kept a journal of the Convention, but it has never been found, and Pelley's claims that it was printed privately, and that the Franklin Institute has a manuscript copy, are unsubstantiated.)

 

 

 

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 08:14 | 3092503 GetZeeGold
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it was easy to research

 

Cut me some slack dude.....I'm a blonde.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:07 | 3092622 WTFx10
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Yeah,its not the Banksters fault they are all Jewish, Its not the media owners fault they are Jewish. Its not Hollywoods fault they are all Jewish. Its not the fault of the wealthiest individuals on the planet that they are all Jewish Its just a coincidence that one jew in American government is replaced by another especially when it has to do with economics. Its not the Jews fault that our foreign policy is what ever Israel says it is. It's not he fault of the Jews. Its not the jews fault. 

So don't hate the jews just the jewish criminals who continue to rule the planet.

NOT So Cool Facts About Israel: Its NOT the jews fault.

Israel, a country the size of New Jersey, can only claim to the following achievements:

Israel was founded upon the ruins of another nation that she destroyed: Palestine.

Israel holds the world record for the number of towns and villages she ethnically cleansed;

Israel holds the world record for the number of refugees she deported: 4 million+;

Israel holds the world record for the number of homes she demolished: 60,000+;

Israel is the country with the highest number of UN condemnations: 500 times+;

Israel is the country with the highest number of protective US Security council vetoes: 100 times +;

Israel has killed more innocent civilian captives than any other country: 50,000+;

Israel has imprisoned more civilian per capita than any other country:  250,000+;

Israel has rendered more innocent civilians handicapped per capita than any other country: 50,000+...

Israel is the only country on Earth that has legalized assassination...

Amongst all countries, Israel is the only one that has legalized torture...

Israel is the only country on whose checkpoints women, denied access to hospital, give birth, babies usually die...

Israel claims its enemies want to wipe it off the map, but she has indeed wiped a whole country off the map!...

And that's just for starters...and without the pictures the video shows of the gruesome reality....

BUT its not the Jews Fault

 "Banking was conceived in iniquity and was born in sin.
    The Bankers own the earth. Take it away from them,
    but leave them the power to create deposits,
    and with the flick of the pen they will
    create enough deposits to buy it back again.
    However, take it away from them, and
    all the great fortunes like mine
    will disappear and they ought to disappear, for
    this would be a happier and better world to live in.
    But, if you wish to remain the slaves of Bankers
    and pay the cost of your own slavery,
    let them continue to create deposits."

    --- Sir Josiah Stamp (1880-1941)

    President of the Bank of England & 2nd richest man in Britain

    Source: Speaking at the Commencement Address of the University of Texas in 1927

 

"Only God can create… value out of nothing"—Justice Martin V. Mahoney in First National Bank of Montgomery vs. Jerome Daly.

"(I’m) doing God’s work." – Goldman Sachs CEO, Lloyd Blankfein

A jew, but its not his fault God gave him orders

Who controls the food supply controls the people;
who controls the energy can control continents;
who controls the money can control the world.
Henery Kissinger, 1973  A jew, but its not his fault.

    “Whoever controls the volume of money in our country is absolute master of all industry and commerce…and when you realize that the entire system is very easily controlled, one way or another, by few powerful men at the top, you will not have to be told how periods of inflation and depression originate.” – President James Garfield, 2 weeks before his assassination. 

But its not the Jews fault

First of all the Federal Reserve is an INDEPENTDANT Agency and that means basically that there is NO other agency of government which can OVERRULE actions that we take.
Alan Greenspan Federal Reserve Chairman 
But its not the Jews fault

Maybe its the muslims?

http://theunjustmedia.com/jewish%20zionists/zionist%20power%20structure%...

http://www.iamthewitness.com/DarylBradfordSmith_Rothschild.htm

The Jews had Jesus Killed (that was the Jews fault) and now in America and in Britain our Christmas, Easter and other Christian Holidays are brought to you by a Jewish Controlled Media. 

But its not the Jews fault.

Its not the Jews fault but the Zionist Criminal Jews and the goyum who keep believing its something or someone else causing all the misery on the planet.

Have a Merry Christmas


    “Truth hurts. Maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with a seat missing, but it hurts.”

                                      -Naked Gun

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:31 | 3092669 therearetoomany...
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Hmm, let's see, somehow Britain taking Palestine and then eventually giving it to the jooze is somehow the jooze fault? 

It didn't have anything with the aryan/arabian (same words) effort to exterminate the lot of them?   You sure about that?  Cuz I think history says otherwise. 

Agree though that 'the Jews' are just as culpable for the downfall of our country, along with the WASPs, and Catholics and Stalinists in the US Government.  

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:37 | 3092686 TuPhat
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Most of your numbers are wrong but I get the idea.  You hate Jews and that blinds you to reality.  (I'm not a Jew or a Jew fan)

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 02:21 | 3092385 Manic by Proxy
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Firstly, posting in all-bold is obnoxious, stupid, coarse, inane, irritating and hysterical. So wise up, SFB.
Secondly, posting false information and quotes with fraudulent attribution makes you.....oh, what's the word? Oh yeah, a scum-sucking douche wagon.
Thirdly, anti-Semitism is the refuge of fucking idiots and Nazis. Or both. Guess you're both.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 02:33 | 3092389 akmc1234
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You are either an antisemitic nazi wannabe or you are woefully intellectually inadequate in being able to checkout such an inflammatory and illegitimate quote, such that only a stunted small minded puke bag would swallow hook-line-and-sinker.  I'll bet you sleep in your "Brown shirt" and wake up in the morning after having wet your bed.  Do your research before spitting out shiite.  http://www.jewishpost.com/archives/news/the-franklin-prophecy-an-anti-se...


Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:33 | 3092676 therearetoomany...
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Sadder than this post is the UP arrow count.

 

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:28 | 3092241 Water Is Wet
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No one cares about the fiscal cliff.  What else ya got?

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:53 | 3092262 toady
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It's kinda funny to listen to them cry about it though ...

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:56 | 3092267 booboo
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inform them that their precious children will most likely be selling their ass for spam, sleeping in burned out humvees and crapping in pickle jars.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:59 | 3092269 booboo
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duplicate

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:43 | 3092256 stinkhammer
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fuck it

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 08:21 | 3092509 GetZeeGold
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Without objection.

Sun, 12/23/2012 - 23:54 | 3092263 stant
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i figure one of those drones might land inside the belt line one of these days, you dont perp walk flagg officers and get away with it. if prayers are anserwed worse will happen. just  imho. the russians are laughing thier asses off in syria. what a cunning move. what a bunch of losers, next up kerry lol. godspeed those awake

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:03 | 3092278 brown_hornet
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You know, people keep mis identifying Jefferson as the author of that quote, and other people keep correcting them. I don't care who said it. It's still a damn good quote.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:12 | 3092280 Assetman
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I'd really like to see the Fiscal Cliff illustrated as a Barnum and Bailey sideshow with the much bigger problem in the background.  

The final picture in the series comes the closest.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:33 | 3092310 DaveyJones
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true. I would add an Icelander shooting the curl, dragging a banker with his ankle cord

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:16 | 3092283 are we there yet
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My federal Clients are completely unconcerned about the fiscal cliff , And what it will do to their budget. What do they know that I do not.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:06 | 3092348 Oldwood
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They are at the top of the food chain. Why would they ever be concerned.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 04:35 | 3092436 knukles
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Leprosy?

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 10:39 | 3092692 therearetoomany...
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As they shouldn't be.  What's going to happen?  Not too much, the same as all the other faux tragedies used by the government and media to push the agenda.

You think this fiscal cliff is anything but the way they are going to push the debt limit higher, or get rid of it altogether?   Nothing will happen, some people will lose jobs but businesses are still trying to open, people will still move on and try to make it work until this Obama POS and his minions in the democratic and republican parties make it illegal for 'common folk' to make a fortune or even to amass some capital and assets.   Zero percent interest rates are there for a reason...so that we can't save money and earn on that saved capital, you HAVE to go into the risky, corrupted and manipulated market to try to make any money.  

Why would the feds even care if we go over...they will still have all their goodies and air travel and private health care and full pensions for serviing a term, they don't give a shit.  You, you'll be standing in line as many are, to get cheap/shitty jobs paying meager wages and hoping for the 'savior' obama to give you your 'health care' and gubmint cheese. 

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:17 | 3092287 Sathington Willougby
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Show = Dog + Pony

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:17 | 3092288 squexx
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Maybe they should change the National Anthem to the Benny Hill theme song!

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:20 | 3092295 lamont cranston
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Yakkity Sax, baby. Why not?

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 06:50 | 3092469 pufferfish
Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:19 | 3092291 lamont cranston
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I can see for miles and miles

I can see for miles and miles

I can see for miles and miles and miles and miles and miles

Oh yeah

Duh. Pete Townshend don't know shit.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 18:21 | 3093790 monad
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You're doing it wrong. Try this
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCsw6BPDh5k

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:32 | 3092312 resurger
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+5

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 00:36 | 3092319 l1b3rty
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The Mayans definitely did not miss the fiscal cliff by much!

http://silverliberationarmy.com

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 03:44 | 3092419 bunnyswanson
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Do bubbles turn you on?

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXcLVDhS8fM - Debt Bomb Song

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:02 | 3092342 Seer
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"I can see Greece!"

Actually, they should be at the peak of a crag, and Uncle Sam should be holding a mirror looking to their rear and saying "I can see Spain!"

This ain't the cliff's edge, this is the peak, and you don't stay at the top forever.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 01:47 | 3092367 erg
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Look for the tarn in the tor. Awareness.

The TBTF have one goal and one goal alone. To front-run the collective awareness of mankind.

They're becoming desperate because of their inabilty to stay ahead of this awareness curve. They're losing.

Cue increasing acts of desperation.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 02:19 | 3092383 Fish Gone Bad
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I have said this before, and I will once again say it.  This will be the very very first crisis everyone saw coming, and still did not get out of the way. 

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 04:19 | 3092428 The Old Man
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It's good to see that we can still laugh at ourselves before the end all, be all, of our true demise. Isn't being human so much fun?????????

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 06:22 | 3092454 ptoemmes
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Is this supposed to be funny?

 

Not the cartoons...the reality.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 08:37 | 3092519 GetZeeGold
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No Mr. Bond, we don't expect you to laugh. We expect you......to die.

 

This is one hell of of a movie....it almost seems real.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 07:59 | 3092497 AgAu_man
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1. Fiscal Cliff? I didn't build that! Did you? 2. So, how'd I get share in that enterprise? 3. And my reason for paying for it is... What?

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 09:00 | 3092532 Bastiat009
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Huge debt and deficit are THE problem. Reducing them is THE problem. Wow, when the solution to the problem is the problem then the problem is the problem to the problem. With that logic, I should run for congress, no?

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 09:27 | 3092564 Eugend66
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Guys, I support this bittersweet postings!! Let them cartoonists show their work. It`s "public service" and there is Value in them.

My 0.002c. Ohh ... [edit] wish more of them.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 11:39 | 3092861 FrankDrakman
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Wal-mart's success is based on Walton's orginal formula of "I will give you what you want, and take less of a markup than other people do". In other words, he offered his time and effort for LESS reward than others did. He made up for the lack of gross margin by improving his inventory and distribution systems - i.e. using his brain. I have no complaint with the Sam Waltons of the world; they earned their money, and they earned the right to do with it as they please - give it to family, give it to charity, buy islands.

It's the Lloyds and Jamies of the world I have a problem with.

Mon, 12/24/2012 - 14:56 | 3093437 casfoto
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Remember, its not the fall of the cliff that kills you. Its the sudden stop.

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