2012 - 'Year Of Living Dangerously' In Review

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Submitted by Jim Quinn of The Burning Platform blog,

On January 8 of this year I posted my annual prediction article for this year – 2012 – The Year of Living Dangerously. Now it’s time to assess my complete and utter cluelessness when it comes to predicting things within a given time frame. Despite the fact that myself and everyone else acting like they know what lays ahead are proven wrong time and time again, we continue to make predictions about the future. It makes us feel like we have some control, when we don’t. The world is too complex, too big, too corrupt, too lost in theories and delusions, and too dependent upon too many leaders with too few brains to be able to predict what will happen next. This is the time of year when all the “experts” will be making their 2013 predictions. I haven’t seen too many of these experts going back and honestly assessing their 2012 predictions, which didn’t happen.

What I’ve learned is that “experts” usually have an agenda. Their predictions are designed to convince you to buy the stocks they recommend or purchase their newsletter. Many of these “experts” work for Wall Street, the corporate MSM, a political party or corporate interest. Half of the “experts” represent the status quo and want the masses to think everything is just fine and will steadily improve. The other half are fear mongers that want to scare you into buying their products with predictions of impending collapse at any moment. I like to read the predictions of a wide variety of pundits, bloggers, and so called journalists, while understanding they probably have an agenda.

Personally, I try to make my predictions based on the facts I observe and try to gather. My agenda is to prepare my family for whatever these facts tell me is likely to happen. My website is just a place for me to post my thoughts. I don’t depend upon it for a living and I have nothing to sell. That doesn’t mean that my biases, hopes, and desires do not color my predictions. As I reread my article yesterday, I found myself thinking, “when is this long winded gasbag going to actually make some predictions?” My article was supposed to make 2012 predictions but ended up trying to tie 2012 into the Fourth Turning Crisis paradigm. When I eventually got to the predictions, I realized that a monkey throwing darts could have done just as well. If I was one of those “experts”, I’d say that I wasn’t wrong, I was just early. Of course, that is a cop-out. Being early is the same as being wrong.

I’m more interested in why I was wrong. It seems I always underestimate the ability of sociopathic central bankers and their willingness to destroy the lives of hundreds of millions to benefit their oligarch masters. I always underestimate the rampant corruption that permeates Washington DC and the executive suites in mega-corporations across the land. And I always overestimate the intelligence, civic mindedness, and ability to understand math of the ignorant masses that pass for citizens in this country. It seems that issuing trillions of new debt to pay off trillions of bad debt, government sanctioned accounting fraud, mainstream media propaganda, government data manipulation and a populace blinded by mass delusion can stave off the inevitable consequences of an unsustainable economic system. But enough excuses. Let’s see how wrong I was:

  • All the episodes which will occur in 2012 will have at their core one of the three elements described by Strauss & Howe in 1997: Debt, Civic Decay, or Global Disorder.

This was a generic prediction. Those are a lot easier to take credit for as being right. Considering the country is about to go over the fiscal cliff, I’d say that debt has had a major impact in 2012. The disgusting political campaign, the anger over efforts to ban guns, urban violence, 20% of nation on food stamps, and real unemployment rate of 20% certainly prove that civic decay is accelerating. Uprisings in Egypt, Syria and across the Middle East intensified. Israel and Iran got closer to inevitable war. Japan and China are on the verge of conflict. The U.S. is still bogged down in Afghanistan and has failed miserably in efforts to democratize the Middle East. I’d say we have had a bit of global disorder.

  • At best, the excessive levels of sovereign debt will slow economic growth to zero or below in 2012. At worst, interest rates will soar as counties attempt to rollover their debt and rolling defaults across Europe will plunge the continent into a depression.

The best case scenario for European bankers and politicians came to pass in 2012. The GDP for the European Union went negative in the 3rd quarter of 2012. The southern European nations are experiencing depression level conditions with soaring unemployment, social unrest, and higher interest rates. But even Germany is experiencing a dramatic slowdown. The bankers continue to call the shots, with various debt schemes designed to keep the bankers whole, while throwing the people to the wolves. They have postponed the day of reckoning, but it is coming. They do not have a liquidity problem. They have a solvency problem. You cannot resolve a debt problem by creating more debt.

  • The truth that no one wants to acknowledge is the standard of living for every person in Europe, the United States and Japan will decline. The choice is whether the decline happens rapidly by accepting debt default and restructuring or methodically through central bank created inflation that devours the wealth of the middle class. Debt default would result in rich bankers losing vast sums of wealth and politicians accepting the consequences of their phony promises. Bankers and politicians will choose inflation.

This was an easy one. Bankers and politicians will never choose pain for themselves when they can shift it to the people. Bernanke and the rest of the world’s central bankers, in cooperation with their captured politicians, have chosen to inflate the debt away by printing money. They trust in the shallowness and ignorance of the masses to not notice as their standard of living steadily declines.

Controlling the distribution of data allows the oligarchs to falsify the true level of inflation and the corporate MSM dutifully spews the propaganda to the masses.

  • The European Union will not survive 2012 in its current form. Countries are already preparing for the dissolution. Politicians and bankers will lie and print until the day they pull the plug on the doomed Euro experiment.

I was 100% wrong in this assessment. The politicians and bankers are most certainly lying, but they have succeeded in keeping the EU intact. The dissolution would imperil too many bankers. Whether they can keep it intact through 2013 is another question.

  • The National Debt will be $16.5 trillion when the next president takes office in January 2013.

Barack Obama will be inaugurated on January 20, 2013. As of December 26, 2012 the National Debt stood at $16.34 trillion and according to Turbo Tax Timmy will hit the debt limit of $16.4 trillion on December 31. He will use accounting gimmicks and not fund government pensions to not exceed the limit, but the debt will continue to accumulate at a rate of $3.5 billion per day. The National Debt will be at approximately $16.47 trillion when Obama starts his 2nd term. Close enough for government work.

  • As debt servicing grows by the day, the economy losses steam. The excessive and increasing debt levels will lead to a renewed recession in 2012.

Despite the fact that the government and corporate media continue to report economic growth and a barely positive GDP, a recession did begin this past summer. Using a true level of inflation, GDP has been negative since 2006.

The horrific Christmas retail sales and declining corporate profits reveal the truth. Fourth quarter GDP will be negative and the government will eventually adjust the prior quarters lower. Excel spreadsheet models, fake inflation figures and seasonal adjustments cannot deny reality or the facts.

  • As foreclosures rise a self-reinforcing loop will develop. Home prices will fall as banks dump houses at lower prices, pushing millions more into a negative equity position. Home prices will fall another 5% to 10% in 2012, with a couple years to go before bottoming. 

Another 100% wrong prediction. I again underestimated the willingness of corrupt Wall Street bankers, in cahoots with the Federal government, to fraudulently boost home prices by withholding foreclosures from the market and creating a fake housing shortage. The Feds have willingly used Fannie, Freddie and the FHA to guarantee more bad mortgage loans and put the taxpayer further on the hook for the billions of bad debt. Bennie has swooped in and bought up billions of toxic mortgage debt from the criminal Wall Street banks, while driving mortgage rates to record low levels. With this massive intervention, they have managed to increase home prices by 4% and increase home sales to levels 60% below the peak. Job well done.

  • The working age population will increase by 1.7 million, the number of people employed will go up by 1 million, but the official unemployment rate will drop to 7% as the BLS reveals that 10 million people decided to relax and leave the workforce. Surely I jest. The government manipulated unemployment rate will rise above 9%, while the real rate will surpass 25%.

I made what I thought was an outrageous prediction as an attempt at humor, but my outrageous prediction was closer to the truth. The working age population has grown by 3.7 million people, the number of employed people has gone up by only 2.7 million, 2.4 million people decided to kick back and leave the workforce, resulting in the unemployment rate “plunging” from 8.7% to 7.7%.

Measuring unemployment on par with the method used during the 1930s would put the level at 23% today. But you should trust the BLS. Why would they lie?

  • Ben Bernanke, Wall Street shysters and Barack Obama want you to be drawn in by the allure of short-term gains based on hopes of QE3. The stock market will be volatile in 2012 with stocks falling 20% when it becomes evident the country is going back into recession. Ben will try to ride to the rescue with QE3 as he buys up more toxic mortgage debt. Wall Street will do their usual touchdown dance celebration, but the bloom will fall off this rose fast, as quantitative easing has proven to be a failure in stimulating economic growth.Gridlock in Washington D.C., chaotic national conventions, and the implosion of Europe will contribute to the market finishing down by at least 15% for the year.

I hope you didn’t follow my stock market advice as it looks like I missed by only 25% or 30% with this prediction. It is amazing what zero interest rates for Wall Street banks, QE to infinity, high frequency trading supercomputers, and fake Wall Street earnings can do for a stock market. Since the recession has not been acknowledged and rigged corporate profits still sit near their peak, the stock market has continued to rise. I applaud the oligarchs for their ability to extract every last dime from the pockets of the middle class in their avaricious plundering of America. Bernie Madoff is proudly admiring their work from his prison cell.

  • The average price of oil will exceed $100 during 2012 resulting in the highest average gas price in history for American drivers. These high prices, along with various weather related issues will keep food prices elevated, with 5% or higher increases likely. This should spur a few more peasant revolutions around the globe.

I nailed this prediction. Americans paid the highest average price for a gallon of gasoline in history during 2012. Agricultural commodities like corn, wheat and soybeans soared by 7% to 20%, as the high oil prices and drought drove food prices higher. Meat prices will rise in 2013 as herds had to be thinned in 2012 because of the high feed costs. But don’t worry. The BLS will just adjust the food inflation away as they assume you switch from hamburger to cat food.

  • Gold will finish the year higher. As always, it will be volatile and manipulated by the powers that be. A drop below $1,500 in the beginning of the year is possible, but when Ben announces QE3, it will be off to the races. I expect gold to reach $1,900 by year end. Silver will be more volatile, but will likely reach $40 by year end.

Gold will finish the year higher for the twelfth consecutive year. It was volatile, with a high of $1,796 and a low of $1,527. It will finish the year in the mid $1,600s. Silver was equally volatile, but also up for the year. It ranged between $37.50 and $26. It will finish the year in the $30 range. The powers that be know that rising gold and silver prices reveal their deceitful inflationary master plan, so they use all of their market manipulative powers to suppress the prices of these metals. The higher our debt, the higher their prices will go. When the confidence game is revealed to be a Ponzi scheme, the prices of gold and silver will be unleashed.

  • Old line mall based retailers like Sears and J.C. Penney die a slow agonizing death as they stagger into the sunset like Montgomery Ward, Circuit City and thousands before them. 

I was wrong about JC Penney. They are dying a fast agonizing death as the idiot savant from Apple has driven them straight into the ground, with sales plunging by 26% versus last year. It isn’t a matter of if, but when this employer of 159,000 declares bankruptcy. The “brilliant” (Jim Cramer says so) Eddie Lampert has Sears on a glide path to liquidation. This Christmas season will reveal these CEOs to be frauds.

  • The Occupy Movement will become more extreme with more disruptions of the economic system with less warning so the authorities don’t have time to prepare. I expect more cyber hacking into Wall Street, government, and media computer networks, causing disarray and uncertainty regarding financial information. I expect the Democratic and Republican presidential conventions to be overrun by protestors. The authorities will respond with excessive force, resulting in further violent protests in other cities.  

Another 100% miss. The Occupy Movement splintered and petered out after being brutally dismantled by the armed mercenaries of the status quo. There were some cyber-attacks, but they caused minimal disruption. The masses are satiated with their techno-gadgets and reality TV shows. No one protested. No one cared.

  • The Federal government grows ever more panicked by the knowledge that its Ponzi scheme economy is going to collapse. This is why passage of the NDAA and the future passage of SOPA are so important to them. Imprisonment of citizens without charge and shutting down the only remaining means of truth – the Internet – are essential to retaining their power and control over the masses. At the same time, gun sales are at record levels. Critical thinking Americans can see the writing on the wall and no longer trust corrupt politicians of either party. Arming yourself and buying physical gold and silver is a prudent act in today’s world.

The outrage over SOPA, led by the alternative online media, stopped it from being passed. The tyrants continue their efforts to suppress free speech on the internet, as Facebook shuts down pages that do not conform to the corporate fascist government agenda. Gun sales are off the charts, as critical thinking people no longer trust the corrupt government. Physical gold and silver sales are soaring as critical thinking people no longer trust our corrupt economic system.

  • The ruling elite hand selected puppets for the 2012 presidential election are Obama and Romney. They are virtually interchangeable and both are acceptable to the Wall Street oligarchs. The monkey wrench in the gears is Ron Paul. He will run as a 3rd Party candidate and focus a light on the crony capitalism that passes for free markets in America today. He will be vilified by both parties and their media mouthpieces, but if he gains traction I fear an unfortunate accident will befall him. Either way, he will have a dramatic impact on the debate and the outcome of the 2012 election.

With this prediction I allowed my hope to overcome reason. The oligarchs are too powerful. Ron Paul’s grassroots campaign made the oligarchs extremely uncomfortable. He drew huge crowds of young people on college campuses across the country. His message of liberty and freedom resonated with millions, but he was no match for the billionaires that call the shots in this country. He was silenced by the Republican establishment and chose not to run as a 3rd party candidate. The puppet on the left won the election. The puppet on the right retreated to one of his six mansions. Ron Paul rode off into the sunset knowing he gave it his best shot.

  • It seems more likely by the day that someone will do something stupid in or around Iran and the Persian Gulf will explode into a virtual hell on earth. The unintended consequences of such a development will far outweigh the intended consequences. The revolutions, protests, and brewing civil wars in Egypt, Syria, Libya and Iraq will flare up even if Iran doesn’t explode into a shooting war. The tensions in the Middle East will keep oil prices above $100, despite a world plunging into recession.

The showdown between Israel and Iran did not happen in 2012, despite increasingly angry rhetoric. The stealth war with Iran began, as economic sanctions and cyber warfare have begun to destroy their economy and impoverish their people. Revolutions, riots, protests and civil war spread across the Middle East throughout 2012 resulting in high oil prices and a worldwide economic contraction which is picking up speed as 2012 comes to a conclusion.

  • China’s hard landing will arrive in 2012. Keynesianism on steroids has failed as they’ve built more than enough vacant malls, vacant cities, vacant condo towers, and bridges to nowhere. Property prices will plunge, exports will decline, and peasants will revolt as food and energy prices push them over the edge.

China has come in for a hard landing. With a government more corrupt than even ours, their reported economic data would make a BLS drone blush with pride. Property prices are falling. Exports are falling. But somehow they report economic growth of 7%. And the MSM dutifully reports this gibberish as truth. Unrest and protests are a daily occurrence in China, but they are immediately crushed. The Chinese authorities continue to clamp down on the internet and media. China’s economic system is a rotting Keynesian nightmare.

I also raised the generic possibilities of earthquakes, hurricanes, pandemics and terrorist attacks. I noted that a terrorist attack in a public venue might cause a government over-reaction. Even though the slaughter of young school children by a deranged mental defective doesn’t constitute a terrorist attack, the reaction by government officials and their liberal control freak allies in the mainstream media are exactly what I feared. Every tragedy is used to gain more control over our lives and take away our Constitutional rights in the name of safety and security. The ignorant masses willingly give up their freedom and liberty, believing their Orwellian government protectors will look out for them. As we enter 2013, time grows shorter. The power hungry psychopaths continue to pillage and plunder. Our unsustainable economic system struggles under the weight of debt, despair and delusion as the endgame approaches. The willfully ignorant populace is lost in their techno-narcissistic dream world.

Will 2013 be the year it all collapses in a flaming heap of rubble? I don’t know. Maybe you should ask an “expert”.

It guarantees to be an interesting year. I’ll be hiring Bonzo chimp to help me make my 2013 predictions in the next week or so.

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DavidPierre's picture

SmokeyQuinn...just a 9/11 MORON Blathering

 Behind the apparent insanity of contemporary history, is the actual insanity of psychopaths fighting to preserve their disproportionate power.  And as that power grows ever-more-threatened, the psychopaths grow ever-more-desperate.
 We are witnessing the apotheosis of the over world - the criminal syndicate or overlapping set of syndicates that lurks above ordinary society and law just as the underworld lurks below it.  

 In 9/11 and the 9/11 wars, we are seeing the final desperate power-grab or "endgame" of brutal, cunning gangs of CIA drug-runners and President-killers; money-laundering international bankers and their hit-men, economic and otherwise; corrupt military contractors and gung-ho generals; corporate predators and their political enablers; brainwashers and mind-rapists euphemistically known as psy-ops experts and PR specialists.   In short, the whole sick crew of certifiable psychopaths running our so-called civilization.  And they are running scared. It was their terror of losing control that they projected onto the rest of us by blowing up the Twin Towers and inciting temporary psychopathic terror and rage in the American public.

Why does the kleptocracy fear it is losing control? … Because it is threatened by the spread of knowledge.  

The greatest fear of any psychopath is of being found out.

 As George H. W. Bush said to journalist Sarah McClendon, December 1992, "If the people knew what we had done, they would chase us down the street and lynch us." Given that Bush is reported to have participated in parties where child prostitutes were sodomized and otherwise abused, among his many other crimes, his statement to McClendon should be taken seriously.

9/11 Is the Litmus Test



DavidPierre's picture

I say you are a HYPOCRITE and a bald faced LIAR.

Stuff all your blather, along with the cribbed charts and graphs, about supposed economics. 

Deal with your own personal psychopathology around 9/11.

 Ignorance is Your only Strength.



Jim Quinn's picture

Have a 3rd grader explain my articles to you. Calling you a one-trick pony would be an insult to all one-trick ponies.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

2013 will be the Year of "Civil Insurrection" if necessary. The Second Amendment is for;

#1) For supression of government employees who go Ape Shit on the American People.

#2) To protect ourselves and our families against criminals.

#3) Hunting.

There will not be a Civil War or Second American Revolution. There will be an armed "Civil Insurrection" by the American People against the Federal Government!

The law abiding People of America are the Government and the people in DC are our elected representatives. Why would the American people grant the Federal Government a monopoly power of firearms and disarmament of the American People? Guns and Rifles are people power.

Petition to: Try Senator Dianne Feinstein in a Federal Court For Treason To The Constitution

The Constitution was written to restrain the government. No amendment is more important for this purpose than the 2nd amendment. The 2nd amendment was written so the power could be kept with the citizenry in the face of a tyrannical government. It was well understood the Constitution acknowledged certain rights that could not be limited by government.

Senator Dianne Feinstein has made it clear she does not believe in the Constitution or the inalienable rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. She is actively working to destroy the 2nd amendment with her 2013 assault weapons ban. For this reason we the people of the united States petition for her to be tried in Federal Court for treason to the Constitution.

An outline of her bill may be found here:



Here's how it works;

The theft of the 1800 presidential election, where a threat of a march on Washington by 20,000 armed members of the Pennsylvania citizen militia (among others) stopped the Federalist-controlled House from throwing the presidential election to the (Federalist) loser of the election.
The Coke-Davis affair, in which the carpetbagger Reconstructionist Texas Governor Coke refused to vacate the Capitol building after losing the election to Governor-elect Davis. He was persuaded to vacate after news of citizens preparing for an armed confrontation at the Capitol reached him.

The citizen uprising in Las Vegas NM in 1879, to reclaim their town government from a mob of criminals with such complete control that they could and did murder citizens with impunity because they even owned the coroner's office.

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee (August 2, 1946), during which a town took their government back from a corrupt machine that used election fraud to retain control of the town indefinitely.

And let's not forget just over the border, where armed men of the Oka tribe had to physically stand off government bureaucrats intent on turning their sacred burial grounds into a golf course despite signed treaties. They won. If they hadn't had the means of resistance, the government would have bulldozed right over them. That happened in 1994.

Manuel Zelaya Arrested: Honduras President Detained By Soldiers

The 2009 Honduran constitutional crisis was a political dispute over plans to rewrite the Constitution of Honduras. It began when Honduran President Manuel Zelaya planned to hold a poll on a referendum on a constituent assembly to change the constitution. A majority of the government, including the Supreme Court and prominent members of his own party, saw such plans as unconstitutional,as they could lead to presidential re-election, which is permanently outlawed by the Honduran constitution. The Honduran Supreme Court had upheld a lower court injunction against the 28 June poll, However, the constitutional process for dealing with this situation was unclear; there were no clear procedures for removing or prosecuting a sitting president. The crisis culminated in the removal and exile of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya by the Honduran military in a coup d'état.


PS, Everyone is permitted to copy and paste my rant everywhere.

old naughty's picture

So...2013, the Year of Living More Dangerously !

Spirit Of Truth's picture

Russia was behind 9/11 and the the "oligarchs" (read: evil money-grubbing Jews) will soon be destroyed, along with America and a good portion of Western Civilization, by the Antichrist headquartered in Moscow:




I hope we even make it to 2013 the way events are unfolding in the Mideast in recent days and weeks:




Michaelwiseguy's picture

I have 5,000+ nukes that says otherwise.

francis_sawyer's picture

Predictions are tough... Especially ones about the future...


Yogi Berra

Michaelwiseguy's picture

I don't know what I should make of this? I do know what the End Game Is. We Win.

9/11 - The Great Conspiracy - The 9/11 News Special (FULL)


dwdollar's picture

It takes decades to build a stable republic and a free market which benefits all and dominates the globe. So... what do Americans do? Do they nurture what they have? Do they repair the damage they have already done? Hell no... They push it to the brink, to the very edge, to see how far it can go before it blows up. Before the motherfucker blows right up in their fat, ugly, triple-chinned, pimple faces. More cronyism, more socialism, more fascism, they implicitly say. Let's see how far we can go. And fuck all the warning signs. Countless law eviscerating the Constitution, countless executive orders circumventing what's left, Gitmo, Fema camps, NSA hoovering up ALL data, endless wars, death drones in the domestic skies, ammunition stockpiling, "crisis" which always seem to pop up at a convenient time, economic meltdown and no recovery, bailouts for financial criminals, endless money-printing, real wages down, total employment down, taxes up, food-stamps soaring, trillion dollar deficits, and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Fuck everyone of historical significance bearing warning too. Fuck history anyway. Don't need it. Don't need real science either. Let's just make shit up. Hell as long as Uncle Scam can print money, a "scientist" somewhere can obtain a grant to study just about anything and claim just about anything so they can study it forever and retire a soothsayer. And how about those engineers? What a magnificent privilege it is to design Uncle Scam's weapons of mass destruction along with his enslavement grid. STEM jobs my ass. More like Uncle Scam's enablers.

But, OMG, let's make sure to take away what weapons we Americans still have (to save the kids!!!) so we have absolutely zero chance of countering the coming police state while we forage for food and kill animals with our bare hands. Let's just put up some "Tyranny Free Zones" and hope for the best. Yeah, that'll work. Motherfucking morons.

And if that wasn't bad enough, guess what, America is still the best place out there. That's right, the rest of the world is even more fucked. Jesus, I'd rather sign with Koko the gorilla or sniff ass with the dogs then converse with the average human of 2013.

Shocker's picture

2012 was another year of the slow decline of the US.

Pretty sad to see


Michaelwiseguy's picture

Very well said dwdollar. +1000. The dots have all been connected. For over 100 years our federal government has been fucking us over with their silly war on Americans game.

John_Coltrane's picture

Quite true.  But I never-the-less will take a chance and predict an increase in entropy of the universe as a whole in 2013 just as been the case for the last 17.3 billion years.   Ultimately, I see heat death for all living and future beings as well as all stars  (and even black holes will evaporate).  Thermodynamics is depressiing isn't it?

IamtheREALmario's picture

They do not need to use nukes if we tear ourselves apart from the inside and destroy our own currency ... which we are currently on the path to do. It does not help that both Clinton and Obama are somehow closely connected wish Russia (their creations? or is there a larger connection of global creeps that both Russia and the US presidents are members of?) and their motivations are suspect. Heck, Obama is single handedly destroying the currency and enslaving the people to welfare while hiding the fact with figures. The banks are complicit (or directing).

The preponderance of evidence on the web suggests that Cheney orchestrated 9/11 to the gleeful cheers of his other Neocons... and who knows who else.

Who are they and why are they doing this to us? It is EVIL. It is not human. Human nature is NOT as Cheney has said it to be "inherently evil". He can only be speaking from his own frame of reference.

Oh yeah, and those who imply there is any remains of a free market or that charts do anything more than show evidence of the plans put into action are either stupid or complicit.

Diogenes's picture

Paranoid sociopath control freaks and their ward heeler puppets.

Threethreethree's picture


5000 no more.

Your government has decreased our tactical nuclear weapon numbers by approximately 33%.

They intend to decrease them to zero.

Google it.

The enemy comes not from without.


Threethreethree's picture

From news:

However, a recently released book suggests the specific blueprint for a second Obama term includes plans to reduce the U.S. nuclear arsenal to no more than 292 deployed nuclear weapons.

The just-released 2012 Democratic Party platform contains a section entitled, “Reducing Nuclear Weapons Stockpiles.”

The document boasts, “President Obama has taken important steps to decrease America’s nuclear arsenal and is committed to further responsible reductions.”


ZeroAvatar's picture

I hear ya, Spirit, it's getting closer by the day.  It ain't gonna be pretty.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

Federal Government Employees are like a bunch of drug addicts looking for their next fix, says Dr Ron Paul.

Ron Paul: Republicans And Democrats Pretend They're Fighting - CNBC 12/28/2012 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wn2w8BRUh7Y&feature=youtu.be   This is the Man of the Year!       Fuck all you fucks who say otherwise. This is Senator Mike Lee;





DavidPierre's picture

Special Class for 9/11 MORONs is now in session on ZH.

SmokeyQuinn's first assignment. 

Watch this rather long, (considering your ADHD disorder), 43min. video.

9/11 Conspiracy Solved: Names, Connections, & Details Exposed!


Jim Quinn's picture

Why don't you logon as one of your five other aliases and agree with yourself?

You're crazier than a shithouse rat.

DavidPierre's picture

Quit picking your buggers and try to focus.

Sit down and watch the assignment. 

It is easy, even for a MORON like you. 

Take your Ritalin and sit back and learn the truth.

Jim Quinn's picture

WTF is a bugger you dumbfuck?

How did you ever find your way to the short bus?

Dr. Engali's picture

Never argue with an idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

~Mark Twain~

NoDebt's picture

Yeah, but Doc, he brought all his "down arrow" buddies to help him out.  I count about 4 of them, baybe 5.

This thread is just crazy with the down arrows.  Way outside the norm for these parts. 

I think we're being overrun!  Help!  Ooooo..... I'm like scared and stuff.

DavidPierre's picture

Come on Quinn... your know what they are.

Quit showing how stupid you are!

Buggers are the boogers you keep pulling out of your ass.

Stop that disgusting habit of eating them.

Your making everyone sick in Special Class.

Jim Quinn's picture

I thought ZH required commenters to pass a math exam. With your sub 75 IQ, who did you get to pass the exam?


DavidPierre's picture

Ask the same question of yourself, Smokey!


In case you lost your Special Class homework assignment, here it is again.



Quinn ... nmewn!!!

Stop groping each other for buggers at the back of the room.

Watch the video!!!

You two might learn something of importance for a change.


Karlus's picture

You guys need to take it outside, or find a room, or even exchange emails and take your flame war somewhere else.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

This is why we call Zero Hedge Fight Club. Suck it up.

WTFUD's picture

. . . maybe Karlus but tosspots like you stand in the shadows organising pepper spray for indebted students. . . CUNT

nmewn's picture

Quinn ... nmewn!!!
Now THAT is interesting...lol.

What am I to take away from this? A desperate cry for help or a ratings bonanza?

Why don't we talk about injuns, in particular, your tribe of cut throats? ;-)

DaveyJones's picture

you're busier than I thought 

Jam Akin's picture

They say there's no such thing as bad publicity.

DavidPierre's picture

Here's a mad Mohawk who would gladly cut your honky throat.

Splitting the Sky - 9/11: Follow The Money


q99x2's picture

AA Meeting times across the US usually between 6:30 and 10pm. Check your local listings.

Oh Boy. 7:30pm perfect timing for where I'm at.

WTFUD's picture

q99x2 is Timmy G's bumboy!! nice work if you can get it!

PhilofOz's picture

ROFLOL! Hey mate, 19 Arabs with boxcutters with just a touch of luck got through the most powerful, sophisticated anti-terrorism systems known to man. They were lucky and be sure it won't happen again.

q99x2's picture

You are hung over and drinking doesn't help at this point.

Dr Benway's picture

The only thing that helps a hangover is drinking more. Amateur.

IamtheREALmario's picture

Yes, but why are they desperate and afraid? I have to believe that there are bigger/other issues that we have no knowledge of but are aluded to in the few ancient texts they did not destroy ... or maybe they were left as red herrings.

Michaelwiseguy's picture

And it should be so easy to destroy them, 80% of the population believe 9/11 was an inside job.

Politically speaking, we would knock them off their king of the hill status without breaking a sweat.

Identifying them by name should be a very easy task, those who refuse to entertain a different version of what happened on 9/11.

I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel.


WTFUD's picture

DP you know you've hit a ' sore point' on ZH when you achieve this proportion of downs. Truth still hurts and you should be feelig a trite Smug. Keep pumping!!!

DavidPierre's picture

SmokeyQuinn really misses his delete button, like the one he has on www.TheBeastilityPlatform.com .

ZH is a fight club and he's my pussy bag.

Nice to see the MORON in the ring for a one on one for a change.

Element's picture

Whatever point you're trying to, or thinking you're making, it's lost on the fact that you are just trolling and abusing the dude, not making any sort of argument or discussion. It's just childish crap in the thread.

ball-and-chain's picture

The future is easy to predict for Americans.

We're stuck on a Japanese-style treadmill.

We might go two decades before we get off--if war doesn't break out first.

Wash.  Rinse.  Repeat.

What could be easier?


Banksters's picture

Bill Clinton's Lies About CIA Drug Trafficking In Mena, Arkansas