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The Senate Can At Least Agree On One Thing

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While coming to some agreement over living within America's means now seems hopelessly beyond the ability of Congress, at least the Senate can agree on one thing:

  • U.S. SENATE HAS ENOUGH VOTES TO RENEW WARRANTLESS WIRETAP LAW - BBG
  • WIRETAP LAW LETS U.S. GOVERNMENT MONITOR E-MAILS AND CALLS

In other words, when it comes to spying on its citizens, the US government is quite united. It will also be unanimous when it has to vote its annual COLA salary increase to keep up with the true 10% inflation.

 

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Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:33 | 3101636 Dr. Engali
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They hate us for our freedoms.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:36 | 3101650 GetZeeGold
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Now they just hate us because we're better at despotism than they ever thought of.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:39 | 3101659 Raymond K Hessel
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At some point, Congress will send in the military to liberate us and bring democracy to America.

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:42 | 3101678 Diet Coke and F...
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Wow, I actually laughed out loud at that.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:08 | 3101775 knukles
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Some pigs are more equal than others.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:05 | 3101916 Transformer
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Michael Moore carrys.  Well... not really but, he hires someone to carry for him.  You can do that when you are a rich Elite.

http://www.infowars.com/anti-gun-hypocrite-michael-moores-bodyguard-arrested-for-unregistered-gun/

 

And on Meet The Press, Sunday, the host of the show, Gregory, railed against armed guards at school.  And guess how it is where he sends his kids to school.... yep.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/12/23/NBC-s-Gregory-Mocks-NRA-Security-Guard-Idea-But-Sends-Own-Kids-to-Guarded-School

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 15:49 | 3102595 Michaelwiseguy
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Why did the US Federal Government declare a shadow war with legislation on the American people, and we better do something about it?

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:56 | 3101730 Zero Debt
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They will liberate the guns from their oppressive owners first

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:02 | 3101750 MagicHandPuppet
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ha!  Criminals... the lot of 'em!

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:03 | 3101756 Uncle Remus
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droneapalooza

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:51 | 3101884 Falconsixone
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It's a supply, resource and ethics thing. At some point it will make more sense and be safer and better for all involved to turn around and frag they're retarded evil C.O.'z

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:39 | 3101665 Ralph Spoilsport
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Also, "It's for the children".

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:00 | 3101742 GMadScientist
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The debt or the lack of civil rights?

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:04 | 3101761 The Gooch
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Yes

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:09 | 3101779 knukles
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Daddy, did Congress invent anal sex?

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:15 | 3101797 GMadScientist
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No, that was C Everett Koop...a cabinet "member".

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:31 | 3101833 Calmyourself
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Ah no, that was FDR after he saw Eleanor from the front.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:32 | 3101836 GMadScientist
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"I ain't sayin' she's a gold digger..."

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:42 | 3101675 nonclaim
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"They hate us for our freedoms."

If by "they" you mean congress you are spot on...

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:48 | 3101697 TideFighter
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I just assume every call I make is a conference call.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:52 | 3101716 Salon
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Wow! Haha.

My ass really did fall off that time

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:02 | 3101749 GMadScientist
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54JDvneFDcg

"..looked in the crack, somebody waved back, just sittin' on their somebody throne."

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:08 | 3101774 Stoploss
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And envy Joseph SO, SO much..

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 14:02 | 3102174 midtowng
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Even in death, Osama bin Laden continues his assault on our freedoms.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:34 | 3101640 francis_sawyer
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Don't worry... they'll be too busy spending their pay raises & doing insider stock trades to spy on you...

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:47 | 3101692 gckings19
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Dont forget their special mortgage rates that they work tirelessly to get.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:50 | 3101702 Salon
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You lie!

Congress investigated themselves and concluded there was no ethical violation.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:01 | 3101747 francis_sawyer
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Well the good news is that the taxpayer was probably not set back much by that investigation [except for the catering, escort services, & open bar]...

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:04 | 3101759 Uncle Remus
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That assumes the presence of "ethics" to begin with...

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:46 | 3101868 Titus Flavius C...
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Well, strictly speaking, 'ethics' comes from "ethos" and just means, more or less, 'way of life/living'

 

So - they have ethics, for sure.

 

They're just really shitty ethics.

 

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:49 | 3101883 viahj
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they don't have to, they built large server farms in the middle of the desert to do it for them.  all they have to do is a name search.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:36 | 3101643 Dr. No
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My new years resolution:  Learn how to create and use a one-time-pad cypher.  There is no school like the old school.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:41 | 3101657 Ralph Spoilsport
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This method is fun - uses a deck of cards:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solitaire_%28cipher%29

Nothing beats a one time pad though.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:48 | 3101696 CPL
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Nothing beats the original PGP v0.1 without the third key encryption.  Which can be found in the AcornNet, AmigaNet and the AtariNet archives under mail tools with source.  Bring a 68k assembler compiler though.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:53 | 3101724 Dr. No
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PGP, that was a flashback....  From your post, I looked up PGP to see the current status.  On wiki there was a small tid-bit I found interesting:

Zimmermann challenged these regulations in a curious way. He published the entire source code of PGP in a hardback book,[13] via MIT Press, which was distributed and sold widely. Anybody wishing to build their own copy of PGP could buy the $60 book, cut off the covers, separate the pages, and scan them using an OCR program, creating a set of source code text files. One could then build the application using the freely available GNU Compiler Collection. PGP would thus be available anywhere in the world. The claimed principle was simple: export of munitions—guns, bombs, planes, and software—was (and remains) restricted; but the export of books is protected by the First Amendment. The question was never tested in court with respect to PGP. In cases addressing other encryption software, however, two federal appeals courts have established the rule that cryptographic software source code is speech protected by the First Amendment (the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in theBernstein case and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the Junger case).

I love this guy!

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:09 | 3101776 GMadScientist
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Even if that didn't fly, they could do the CSS haiku thing.

The only thing harder to stamp out than weed is math.

And for extra credit: steganography (not sure if I pity or envy the guy that'll have to dig through petabytes of pr0n that may or may not be encrypted evidence).

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:33 | 3101984 Shell Game
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A constructed language will baffle the fuck out of The Listeners:

Using Constructed Languages for Secure Communication

 

(edit: link fixed)

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:41 | 3101670 AlaricBalth
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Going long Underwood Typewriter Co. and carbon paper manufacturers.
:-)

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:51 | 3101710 CPL
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I've been buying manual typewritters for the eventual situation where the power goes out and I can avoid relying on my poor penmanship to write nonsense to friends.  You can find them at the Salvation Army or Good will for cheap.

 

I'm betting that they'll be worth their weight in gold once the rolling blackouts kick in.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:06 | 3101768 francis_sawyer
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I figure a couple of good hamsters would be enough to keep a WP going... That ~ & your basic telephone land line hs a coupla volts running thru it...

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:04 | 3101762 GMadScientist
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And how will you convey this pad to your recipient?

Better resolution: read everything by Bruce Schneir and stop using Windows.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:26 | 3101792 Dr. No
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I mostly feel it is a skill that one should possess. Kind of like being able to skin a buck and run a trout line.  Hopefully, there will not be any need to use it.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:39 | 3101849 GMadScientist
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Agreed, but you have to prioritize between "getting fast with a sliderule again" and coming up to speed with more modern techniques (which cover the background you seek, FWIW).

You're probably not gonna shoot that buck with a front-loading musket, right? ;)

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:45 | 3101866 Dr. No
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I do own a front loading musket BTW.  Havent used it in years; but its still in the corner.  But it is great for learning the fundamentals and teaching a kid the mechanics.  One advantage they have is you can pretty much shoot anything you can stuff down a barrel.  Including a tamping rod every once in a while.  Thanks for the Bruce S info; his books look like great gift ideas.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:04 | 3101912 Falconsixone
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Better wear a piece of sod on your head or they'll see you from space a drone you with unlimited rockets made by slaves in china in factory's you can't get to.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:05 | 3101920 Dr. No
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Sadly, they will still get me with the IR...

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:35 | 3101645 Marley
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Assuming we go over the cliff and the market collapses.  How low do you think the PM's will go.  Where would you enter?

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:40 | 3101669 Quinvarius
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Buy physical before during and afterwards.  You'll probably be doing it based on availability more than anything else.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:46 | 3101689 seek
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Exactly. When 2008 happened, availability essentially went to zero -- my local dealers were quoting six week delivery.

If you're willing to risk it, however, they did deliver in the end. Presumably they will continue to, until they don't.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:42 | 3101677 The Gooch
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I would enter the front door of any reputable coin shop and
take delivery TODAY.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:44 | 3101685 Salon
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1535

It has to be true. Trust an anonymous poster. Go all in

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:38 | 3101652 Cognitive Dissonance
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Liars, cheats and thieves tend to believe everyone else is doing the same thing, thus their lack of trust in others.

<Congress hates competition.>

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:44 | 3101681 Element
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Because they can ... they have a monopoly ... makes ya think Wikileaks are on to something, expose every secret they have.

Let them see how they like it.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:14 | 3101791 knukles
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But wait!
It's illegal to read other people's e-mails and assorted sundry electronic communications, right?

Oh right, what a quaint idea.

Zip, zilch, nadaa....

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:42 | 3101859 GMadScientist
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That's why I do all my skywriting in cypher'd aramaic.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:36 | 3101653 scatterbrains
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Gov is so efficient at some things, but others... anyway I'm worried we'll see $5 dollar gas very quickly if we don't let ourselves go over the cliff. Be thankful your taxes are going to spike bitches.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:49 | 3101700 goldfish1
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12/28/2012 Iron ore prices climb 60% in four months - FT.com

Iron ore prices have risen 60 per cent in four months, prompting one of the world’s biggest miners of the commodity to resume the multibillion-dollar expansion

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:53 | 3101722 Jason T
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my friend in China said there is massive over supply .. I would love to see iron ore crash .. could use some nice iron fencing around my garden

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:05 | 3101763 Cognitive Dissonance
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I would like to see some nice iron fencing around the banksters.

<One can always dream.>

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:43 | 3101860 francis_sawyer
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As soon as you plant your little vegetable plot inside the FEMA Camp, your wish will become a reality...

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:59 | 3101901 MonsterBox
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"I would like to see some nice iron fencing in the banksters."

fixed it for you.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:14 | 3101784 Stoploss
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OK.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:41 | 3101668 tradewithdave
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What's the present value of the future value of all the information stored in Trapwire?  Maybe they could securitize that to balance the budget.  

 

http://tradewithdave.com/?p=14493

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:42 | 3101674 rsnoble
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Fuck the US gov't. Record that assholes.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:47 | 3101695 Salon
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You forgot to add the key words

Gun, allah, mass casualties, FEMA, poison, explosives, Islam, patriot, Ron Paul

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:12 | 3101785 Buck O Five
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Don't feed the carnivore

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:17 | 3101803 GMadScientist
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Au contraire...sew it's asshole shut and then feed, feed, feed until it's belly splits like a pinata.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:53 | 3101888 flattrader
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Yep.  That was the idea behind the old "Fuck Echelon Event" days.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:53 | 3101709 Kaiser Sousa
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i can dig it....

let them monitor me i dont give a fuck....

FUCK THE BANKER OWNED POLITICIANS AND THEIR FAKE ASS DEMOCRACY...

COME AND GET SOME YOU COCKSUCKERS.................

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:14 | 3101758 Zer0head
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you asked for it

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:49 | 3101882 Titus Flavius C...
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Mommy??

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:42 | 3101676 Atlantis Consigliore
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Buy Gold Investment Grade diamonds, live well. (barter, countertrade black market will be the only bull market) 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:00 | 3101741 SMG
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Diamonds are a horrible investment, but you are right about gold and you might add silver as well.  I stick to gold silver eagles and pre 64 us silver currency.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:14 | 3101957 pavman
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I prefer Maples myself.  They're about 99% gold, eagles are only 91%.  Why the premium?  Not sure.  But hey, when I melt them down after the collapse of governments I'll be winning.  Plus I figure the US can't confiscate foriegn currency, only its own if push came to shove.  Hopefully we won't ever have to find out.

Eagle

Denomination:  $50 face value Content:  91.6% pure gold Diameter:  32.700 mm. Thickness:  2.870 mm.

vs. 

Maple

  Denomination:  $50 Canada Content:  99.9+% pure gold Diameter:  30.000 mm. Thickness:  2.800 mm.
Fri, 12/28/2012 - 14:32 | 3102304 AgAu_man
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Pav, I agree.  Did you know that you can (now) get 1 oz. Maple Leafs in 0.999 99 purity?  Some years ago, the RMC (Royal Canadian Mint) set the benchmark with their 0.999 9 purity, and is now their standard grade.  The new world-record benchmark is now with their 0.999 99.  That kind of purity has other advantages, but leave that as an exercise for people to figure out.

The ~ $80 premium is worth it IMO, as a security hedge against fraudsters.  This coin is different, and is denominated in Canadian dollars (CAD). 

This is also attractive to those who are Green Card holders:  You can claim that you will need it to leave the US.  If need be, it's part of your Exit Strategy (bugout bag) to leave the US altogether, using your foreign passport.

This is one 'upside' to be a Green Card US Subject, but not its citizen.  Downside 1 = You can't vote -- as if it really made a difference.  Downside 2 = When buying any firearm, additional screening is required over a US Citizen (USC); USCIS has to chime in (after a 1-day delay), to verify your app info and approve sale from dealer.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:44 | 3101682 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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WTF ...

Does the Senate holds the People in contempt?

What next ?

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:44 | 3101683 Spastica Rex
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Break up U.S.A. Inc.

Too big to succeed.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:52 | 3101714 MyBrothersKeeper
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You might make a lot of money if you printed a t-shirt: US Government:  Too Big To Succeed

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 15:01 | 3102428 AgAu_man
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+10

This a completely natural and inescapable process:  As the size of any organization grows, so does its complexity and number of communication channels.  Std. communication theory tells us that the Number of Communication Channels is given by the formula: N(N-1)/N 

See http://projectmanagementessentials.wordpress.com/2010/02/02/nn-12-formul... for details.

As complexity grows, so does the energy and resources behind it.  Unfortunately, given the Diminishing Marginal Returns of efficiency for a growing org, and as the bankers' and politicians' pathological "need to grow" game continues, these two counter-forces lead to a self-fullfilling path to a peak and decline.  Some empires fizzle out, others go Super Nova.  Eastern Islands, Mayans?  The US?  We'll see.  Let's hope the US does not do the latter, and take everyone with them.

For some this may be tough to accept at an emotional level (for those who drank the "We Are Number 1" Kool Aid all their lives), but so are the laws of gravity for some.  But, unlike the LSD-doped idiot who thinks he can defy gravity, there is life after a country/empire crumbles.  Out of the ashes... new life.  Hopefully more wise, than more 'smart' life and orgs.  Right now, I think, collectively we're plenty 'smart', but not plenty 'wise'.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:45 | 3101686 Tsar Pointless
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Greatest Country in the WorldTM

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 15:26 | 3102521 Taffy Lewis
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The front page of Drudge has a photo of Boehner, Obama, and Reid. Wow, what a sad sack group of ass-clowns.

But, the public gets what the public wants. I'm constantly reminded of:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AE1ct5yEuVY

JAM - GOING UNDERGROUND LYRICS:

"And the public gets what the public wants

But I want nothing this society's got

I'm going underground

(Going underground)"

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:45 | 3101687 cherry picker
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Taxation without representation.  Thats us.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:45 | 3101688 ebworthen
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All too true.

CONgress.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:46 | 3101690 caimen garou
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I guess social media will have to go back to carrier pigeons and coded messages. " john has a long moustach,"  " harry reid wears womens panties"

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:46 | 3101691 Seasmoke
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They are racists against Americans.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:47 | 3101694 cherry picker
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What kind of Prsident signs the shit congress passes?

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:50 | 3101701 Tsar Pointless
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A See Eye Aye operative.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:50 | 3101705 caimen garou
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the kind of president that rather has the title"DICTATOR"

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:53 | 3101723 Dr. Engali
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A president who does what he is told.

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Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:50 | 3101703 samsara
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We are all Preppers now

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:55 | 3101729 Salon
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Tricky Dicky?
He lives!

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:59 | 3101738 GMadScientist
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"I am not a schnook."

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:52 | 3101717 TheMayor
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When they kick at your front door

How you gonna come?

With your hands on your head

Or on the trigger of your gun!

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:56 | 3101731 GMadScientist
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54JDvneFDcg

Six in the mornin

police at my door

fresh Adidas squeak

across my bathroom floor

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:26 | 3101820 Falconsixone
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Forty seven wolverines 

beneath the front door!

Forty seven wolverines

will destroy the enemy!

Because they're protected by law.

Wolverines!

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 15:10 | 3102456 AgAu_man
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Neither. 

Will probably ask the same question that a German Jew asked themselves in 1941:  "Why did I not go with others to America, Canada or 'wherever' in 1938?  Why did I let my hopium, my Normalcy Bias, and my Stockholm Syndrome get the best of my sound judgement?"

It's not different this time.  The drum beat and the historic rhyme goes on.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:53 | 3101719 bugs_
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blackmail and insider trading are bipartisan

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 11:55 | 3101728 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Letting them expire would only embolden the terrorist, similiar to setting a timeline for withdrawing the troops from Afghanistan.  Al-Qaeda would simply wait us out.  The extrajudicial tools needed to fight the war should be made permanent...for the children.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:00 | 3101739 Zap Powerz
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The US government is not your friend and is not working in your best interest.

In case you had not heard.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:07 | 3101770 Bernank Sheeple
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Hope I end up ina FEMA camp in the south, dont like the cold so much.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:08 | 3101773 Titus Flavius C...
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The government's only united on things having to do with spying on Americans, detaining {and/or executing} 'terrorists' without trial, and sending money/using UN vetoes to Israel.

 

One wonders if they're all related somehow.

 

 

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:33 | 3101839 Salon
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Just coincidence

Go back to sleep

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:15 | 3101794 Winston Churchill
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They must be getting very scared up there in the District of Crooks.

Not long now, they a are rushing, and over reaching at the same time.

A sure method of falling on your ass.

 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:35 | 3101841 Salon
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Yes.

Let ur enemy get himself off balance by trying too hard.

The wait is long and painful though

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:25 | 3101815 Hannibal
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SHE IS Pissed, but oooh so correct...

Alan Simpson, Senator from Wyoming , Co-Chair of the Deficit

Commission, calls senior citizens the Greediest Generation as he

compared "Social Security" to a Milk Cow with 310 million teats.

Here's a response in a letter from PATTY MYERS in Montana ... I think

she is a little ticked off!  She also tells it like it is!

"Hey Alan, let's get a few things straight..

1. As a career politician, you have been on the public dole for FIFTY YEARS.

 
2. I have been paying Social Security taxes for 48 YEARS (since I was

15 years old. I am now 63).

 
3 My Social Security payments, and those of millions of other

Americans, were safely tucked away in an interest bearing account for

decades until you political pukes decided to raid the account and give

OUR money to a bunch of zero ambition losers in return for votes, thus

bankrupting the system and turning Social Security into a Ponzi scheme

that would have made Bernie Madoff proud..

4. Recently, just like Lucy & Charlie Brown, you and your ilk pulled

the proverbial football away from millions of American seniors nearing

retirement and moved the goalposts for full retirement from age 65 to

age 67. NOW, you and your shill commission is proposing to move the

goalposts YET AGAIN.

 
5. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying into Medicare

from Day One, and now you morons propose to change the rules of the

game. Why? Because you idiots mismanaged other parts of the economy to

such an extent that you need to steal money from Medicare to pay the

bills.

 
6. I, and millions of other Americans, have been paying income taxes

our entire lives, and now you propose to increase our taxes yet again.

Why? Because you incompetent bastards spent our money so profligately

that you just kept on spending even after you ran out of money. Now,

you come to the American taxpayers and say you need more to pay off

YOUR debt. To add insult to injury, you label us "greedy" for calling

"bullshit" on your incompetence. Well, Captain Bullshit, I have a few

questions for YOU;

 
1. How much money have you earned from the American taxpayers during

your pathetic 50-year political career?

 

2. At what age did you retire from your pathetic political career, and

how much are you receiving in annual retirement benefits from the

American taxpayers?

 
3. How much do you pay for YOUR government provided health insurance?

 
4. What cuts in YOUR retirement and healthcare benefits are you

proposing in your disgusting deficit reduction proposal, or, as usual,

have you exempted yourself and your political cronies?

 
It is you, Captain Bullshit, and your political co-conspirators called

Congress who are the"greedy" ones. It is you and your fellow nutcases

who have bankrupted America and stolen the American dream from

millions of loyal, patriotic taxpayers. And for what? Votes. That's

right, sir. You and yours have bankrupted America for the sole purpose

of advancing your pathetic political careers. You know it, we know it,

and you know that we know it.  And you can take that to the bank, you

miserable son of a bitch.

 
If you like the way things are in America delete this. If you agree

with what a fellow Montana citizen Patty Myers says, PASS IT ON!

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:31 | 3101831 Alcoholic Nativ...
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Right on!  Hands off my welfare!

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:54 | 3101894 Titus Flavius C...
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FICA isn't a tax - it's a jack.

 

If Patty wants to know where her money is, tell her Paul Krugman assures us it is well--preserved, because the government keeps different ledgers, so one part of the government owes social security lots and lots of money.

 

The rest of the government spent that money, of course, and then some, and ultimately, fresh new taxpayer money will have to pay for the interest and the returned principal on the bonds {the principal, again, having been spent} but she shouldn't worry about that because liberal democrats are very, very good at math and protecting the rights they think we should have.

 

Actually, Patty may simply want to get her fellow Americans to stop paying any taxes at all.  At this point, your taxes are essentially going to fund needless wars, military bases, shitty fighter jets, and the CIA/Mossad's off the book ops.

 

We borrow from China, Japan, and the Fed to pay everything else, including social security and medicare. 

 

Cute, ain't it?

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:06 | 3101924 Tom Terrific
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OMG!!  I'm in love!

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:33 | 3101840 Falconsixone
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You've gotta put down a horse on the take.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:41 | 3101851 ThisIsBob
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Any expectation of security or privacy in cyberspace is unrealistic.  Its not just the government.  Anybody with enough dough who wants your stuff can get it.  Ask Hank.  Ask Rupert.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 12:55 | 3101895 Winston Churchill
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Hardly the point.

Just because crooks do it,so its OK for the Govt.

Which ones the crook again ?

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:00 | 3101903 JR
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“The main form of modern bondage is finance,” binding Americans morally and politically.

Wiretapping, political assassinations, holding Americans without trial, all have their source in the so-called war on terror. And this directly relates to the campaigns of neoconservatives and Zionists seeking support of a Zionist foreign policy. This Zionist involvement, reflected in moves by the Congress, must be brought to the open and discussed.

Historical accounts of European Bolshevik criminality are only now being made known and, hence, the source of the terror. We ignore them at our peril.

Richard Pipes notes that the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic of Bela Kun (Kohn) in 1919 was even more brutal than that of Kurt Eisner, a Berlin Jew who had seized power in Bavaria: “In Hungary, they [the Jews] furnished 95 percent of the leading figures in Bela Kun’s dictatorship [and were] disproportionately represented among the Communists in Germany and Austria and in the apparatus of the Communist International.” (Donn de Grand Pre, Barbarians Inside the Gates: The Black Book of Bolshevism, 2000)

A vignette of this dread dictatorship was given by Vicomte Leon de Poncins in the Secret Powers Behind Revolution:

Tibor Szamuelly, a known Bolshevik and one of Kun’s “Jewish henchmen,” traveled through Hungary in a special trains that

rumbled through the Hungarian night and where it stopped, men hung from trees, and blood flowed in the streets. Along the railway line one often found naked and mutilated corpses. Szamuelly passed sentence of death in the train and those forced to enter it never related what they had seen. Szamuelly lived in it constantly; thirty Chinese terrorists watched over his safety; special executioners accompanied him. The train was composed of two saloon cars, two first class cars reserved for the terrorists and two third class cars reserved for the victims. In the latter the executions took place. The floors were stained with blood. The corpses were thrown from the windows while Szamuelly sat at his dainty little writing table, in the saloon car upholstered in pink silk and ornamented with mirrors. A single gesture of his hand dealt out life or death.

Time Magazine wrote on May 7, 1928: “To this day Hungarian nursery maids frighten their charges into ‘being good’ with the dread name of onetime Dictator Kun.”

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,785907,00.html

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:13 | 3101953 Tombstone
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Forget freedom, wealth and responsibility; those are not part of the new socialist utopia were are becoming. 

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 13:29 | 3102031 catacl1sm
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Fuck you CONgress!!

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