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Video Of The Day: Regulators Squirm When Asked About "Too Big to Jail"

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Via Michael Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

This video has been going around for a few days, but wow.  Very powerful and could be effective in knocking some sense into more sheeple if it gets spread widely enough.  It’s an absolute joke that these people being questioned by Senator Elizabeth Warren are supposed hold the banks to task.  I mean this Tom Curry character.  I could probably go up to him, take his glasses off his face and walk away and he wouldn’t even notice.  Furthermore, those little placards in front of them that state “honorable.”  These people have zero honor.  The joke’s on us.

She also makes the key point how ordinary citizens are constantly harassed by the “authorities” for what are in many cases petty and victimless crimes, while the bankers who have unleashed more destruction than anyone else, get slaps on the wrist.  Every single American should watch this short clip.


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Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:37 | 3254895 tsx500
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<<<<<< END THE FED !

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:44 | 3254930 your neighbor
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How the hell are all those Honorables suppose to behave when they are interviewing every single day?

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:47 | 3254941 greased up deaf guy
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talk is cheap... even after being adjusted for inflation.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:13 | 3255020 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Warren can get on it as a Sen, but when she was a regulator, she did nothing.  It is funny seeing how hypocratic everyone can be, and how dumb some posts on ZH are.

Good job Krieger.

[pats him on his head]

Run along now and play swords with Max Keiser.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:16 | 3255037 The Shootist
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She's actually the worst US senator. Perhaps ever.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:35 | 3255101 Big Slick
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Dem from Mass = Wealth Redistributionist

"There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own. Nobody. ... You moved your goods to market on the roads the rest of us paid for; you hired workers the rest of us paid to educate; you were safe in your factory because of police forces and fire forces that the rest of us paid for. You didn't have to worry that marauding bands would come and seize everything at your factory, and hire someone to protect against this, because of the work the rest of us did. Now look, you built a factory and it turned into something terrific, or a great idea. God bless. Keep a big hunk of it. But part of the underlying social contract is, you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along." - Elizabeth Warren

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:05 | 3255183 flacon
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> "But part of the underlying social contract is"


Oh dear... I seem to have lost my copy of the social contract; you know, the part that has my signature on it. Ms Warren, would you please fax me a copy for my records? Thanks.



Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:32 | 3255237 Xibalba
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What is a "Regulators"? 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:58 | 3255280 Popo
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Historically speaking, they are the aides to the King and they too will go to the guillotine.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:06 | 3255298 Deo vindice
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Maybe my eyesight is getting bad, but I watched this really closely - all the way through - and for the life of me I couldn't see the dog and pony, even though I just know they must be in there somewhere.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:39 | 3255354 DJ Happy Ending
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It is a figurative dog and pony.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 07:44 | 3255530 GetZeeGold
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Punked by a pseudo Native American amateur.......that's just damn embarrassing there.


"We'll just go in and answer a few questions.....what could possibly go wrong?"


Just another reason I'm a conservative and I hate those damn Republicans.

When a progressive has to pick up the know it's bad.

A couple of grownups in the room would have had those cats feeling the fire of hell licking at their feet.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:22 | 3256067 Buzz Fuzzel
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Panem et circenses

99% of the people in the room have no understanding of the basic concept of justice.  We are doomed.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 04:24 | 3255445 Richardk888
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They are located next to the elephant in the room.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:26 | 3255591 DangerClams
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It's the name of the band of good guy criminals (led by Emilio Estevez) in "Young Guns".  And "Young Guns 2: Electric Boogaloo".

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:48 | 3255412 Voluntary Exchange
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Ya, the so called "social contract" is just obfuscation for the truth: "I/We are allowed to rob you!!!".



Larken Rose: "I'm allowed to Rob you!" - 


A "special" group of people asserting they have special rights, is what it has always been, a lie to wit, the FOUNDATIONAL example:

"Congress shall have power to lay and collect taxes..." - Us Constitution Article 1, sec 8.

Oh really when did I or anyone else agree?  I agree since I pay taxes? Well if I don't pay that theft to the Gov they  cage me where I can be sodomized or murdered and if  I resist Gov stealing my stuff, they will do what ever they have to overpower me, including killing. 

Since the American system is founded on theft and the initiation of force to sustain that theft, can we be surprised that we are the source of death and misery for millions of people on this planet, and that this criminal conspiracy has grown into the largest tyranny the world has ever seen?  Yep good little people pay all yer taxes now!!!


More links:


"Democracy- The Joke's on You!" - By Larken Rose


"Let's Make a Deal" - By Larken Rose




"A Stupid Idea" - By Larken Rose


"George Ought to Help"




"Comfortably Numb" - By Jim Quinn


"The Rejection of Liberty" by Rick Flame:




"How an Economy Grows and Why it Doesn't" by Irwin A. Schiff:





"Hoppe on the Impracticality of One_World Government ..."


"People Of The Lie: The Psychopathology Of The “Public Servant” And The Sociopathology Of The State"


"Positively Wrong: Positivism, That Is"


"The Governance Of A Free Society"


"On the Other Hand... TAke Me To Your Owner" by Jim Davies:


"Non-Aggression Principle"


"What is Anarchy?"


"The Science of Anarhism" By David S. D'Amato


"Law without Government"

Pt 1:

pt 2:


"Patri Friedman: AGORA I/O Seasteading & Agorism"




"Charles "Rad Geek" Johnson chats it up with MHD about Agorism"


"Brad Spangler ... Agorism"  "The Makers can live without the Takers!"


"Our Enemy the State" - by Albert Jay Nock


"What is the Austrian School of Economics? How does it differ from Marxist, 

Keynesian and Chicago Schools of Economics?"




"The Philosophy of Liberty" -


"Statism, Cages and the Murder of Concience"


"Sunset of the State" 


"On the Edge W M Keiser, Voluntarism" - 


"The Law" - by Frederic Bastiat


"The Myth of the Rule of Law" -


"But Wouldn't Warlords Take Over?"


"Statism is Dead - The Matrix" - 


"Statism is Dead - Free Range Humans" - 


"Statism is Dead -Terrorism" - 


"The Story of Your Enslavement" - 


Gnostic Media Podcast #136 - Government, The Fallacy of Ad Verecundiam pt.1 (Jan Irvin, Larken Rose) - YouTube


Gnostic Media Podcast #137 - Government, The Fallacy of Ad Verecundiam pt.2 (Jan Irvin, Larken Rose) - YouTube


Gnostic Media Podcast #138 - Government, The Fallacy of Ad Verecundiam pt.3 (Jan Irvin, Larken Rose) - YouTube


"State or Private Law Society" -


“Chaos Theory: Two Essays on Market Anarchy“ -


"No Treason, No. 1"


"Disproving the State" - 


"A Virus of the Mind" -


"The Story of Our Unenslavement" - 




"The Handbook of Human Ownership - A Manual for New Tax Farmers" 


For those who can tollerate the vulgar metaphores:

"The American Dream" - By George Carlin



Spontaneous Order:


"Institutional Bases of the Spontaneous Order: Surety and Assurance" by Albert Loan


Ireland early history:


Obliterating Statist Myths Episode One: Anarchic vs. Statist Law and Justice (3 parts)


Ireland's Success with the Free Market and Anarchism


"Property Rights in Celtic Irish Law"


"Brehon Law: a Pragmatic System Based on Property Rights"


"Stateless Societies: Ancient Ireland" (pg. 3)


"Irish History - Brehon Law - Part 1 of 11"


Medieval Iceland:


Other Stateless Societies:


Anarchic Insurance Agencies





Other sutff:


"Thrive Documentary"


"The Love Police"





More on free markets



"Free Market Myths Debunked!" - 


Crony Capitalism:


"Interview - John Perkins - Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Part I"


"Interview - John Perkins - Confessions of an Economic Hit Man - Part II"


"John Perkins - The Secret History of the American Empire"




End the FED!  (all of it, not just the criminal fiat system).


Reboot with free market defense and adjudication services, good bye to "Limited Liability" (we're special don't ya know!). 



Tue, 02/19/2013 - 07:26 | 3255549 Rusty Shorts
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Civilization! - *Some Restrictions Apply

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 13:19 | 3256533 escargot
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Hey can you recommend any more videos?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:17 | 3256945 Nostradumbass
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A link to all those links would suffice.


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:05 | 3255186 Rusty Shorts
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...that's the biggest load of shit I've ever heard.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:43 | 3255360 krispkritter
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Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:32 | 3255238 smartstrike
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Sounds like a lady with a functioning brain that understands how the economy works.


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:21 | 3255582 CaptainObvious
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Reads like a dipshit without a functioning brain who doesn't understand how the Congress works.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:35 | 3255609 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I hate to say it but she is not entirely wrong. "you take a hunk of that and pay forward for the next kid who comes along." That is just a long winded way of saying invest in the future. How you invest we can disagree on but if you have children you most certainly invest in them to suceed in the now and in the future. And if you don't, you still invest in a system you agree with in some form or another to make sure the system doesn't fail and will suceed after you are gone. Let me ask a rhetorical question what have all you people who believe in libertarianism done to invest in the system that promotes libertarianism besides investing in yourselves.


She may wind up being no more than the good cop in the good cop/bad cop routine or being self serving here. Doesn't matter enjoy the show. She genuinely had them squirming and that is worth the price of admission to watch.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:27 | 3255687 Stanley Lord
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You sound like Danica Patrick. " I trust the US Government to make the right decisions"


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:08 | 3255696 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Only when you hold them accountable to do so (that is a big part of the problem in general).......... When you invest in an individual that same principle holds. And where did I say anything about trusting government? Trust has to be earned not automatically given. Investment is the same as hedging, gold bugs are investing in gold as an investment (hedge) against dollar collapse. There is nothing anti-libertarian about investing. Please don't use sophist methods like deflection and changing the topic to stir up the me too types by implicating false assumptions. Be intellectually honest (right or wrong doesn't matter) or stick a sock in it.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 15:00 | 3256907 thisandthat
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You realize she actually couldn't be more right on this, do you (actually, should be in the whole world) - or can you point out each particular where she's wrong?

Btw, profit, in itself, is also a form of wealth redistribution - you need someone to pay you more than you give them, in order for you to become rich(er).

Also, anything public is socialist by definition (laws, government, courts, police, military, etc.): the collective deciding what's better for the community as a whole, rather than each individual deciding what's better for themselves.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:20 | 3255219 El Oregonian
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You mean the worst American Indian senator ever don't you?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:13 | 3255305 Number 156
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They are all bad.

First, they create the problem, then they pretend to be trying to fix it. 

Dont be sucked in.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:24 | 3255682 11b40
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And you, my friend, sound like an ignoramus.

She is their worst nightmare, and the irony is, they could have shuffled her on over the Consumer Protection Agency and pulled her teeth.....but nooo.  We don't want no stinkin' Consumer Protection, and we especially don't want that bitch.  She might cause a lot of trouble.  Hahahahahaha.  Now, she is in their clubhouse with all the same priveleges they enjoy....and she has axes to grind.

You go girl!  This could be fun.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:19 | 3255050 swani
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Exactly. When she was a regulator she did nothing. No one does anything in a Banana Republic, they just grandstand so the sheeple think someone else is doing it for them and they can go back to the Kardashians.  

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:44 | 3255128 McMolotov
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But she has high cheekbones. That's worth something.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:46 | 3255367 Motorhead
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She can make you talk Indian talk.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:29 | 3255396 NidStyles
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I keep hearing people call this a banana republic, but I will damned if I can find a single banana grown here....

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:29 | 3255078 Cabreado
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I think we argued about this a couple days ago.

We're running out of opportunities for truth, and to shut down any semblance of it is not the way to go.

Your "pats on the head" crap only makes you look self-serving and confused, and that would be the best case...

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:46 | 3255134 Anusocracy
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You are right.

Expose them, ridicule them, laugh at them, shame them.

Undermine their authority.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:46 | 3255135 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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First off, fuck you.  Second, Congress has no authority to do anything anymore.  They voted down the bailouts, they were threatened by the banks.  Then they passed the bailouts even though the vast majority of people did not want them.

She had a shot as a regulator to make waves.  She was Bart Chilten in a dress - she did nothing.  Now she gets to wave and yell and for what?  Nothing will happen and she knows it.

As far as what I want to say to other people who aren't you, fuck off.  Two to a fight.

Don't you know the rules?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:04 | 3255185 Cabreado
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"Congress has no authority to do anything anymore."

You spew bullshit.
You are dangerous.
Get off your high horse.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:31 | 3255397 NidStyles
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What did they do about Libya? The extensive use of EO's?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 13:58 | 3256643 jmc8888
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Simple, it WAS an impeachable offense, thus what they did, and what they should and have the right to do are very different courses of action.


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:05 | 3255187 Teamtc321
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Warren pop's a loaded question she know's the suit's can't respond favorably to. Then bates them with waving pen to close within the 2 minute voting clip being produced for film, all for the voting sheep in her corral.

Golf Clap for dear Beth....


Fish on!!!!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:37 | 3255244 Godspeed You-Se...
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Everyone plays the game. You know it's all almost over when the wolfs begin feasting upon one another to stay alive. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:31 | 3255699 11b40
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This was the first hole in a long tournement.  Wise men might reserve judgment.  

If there is to be any action from Congress, someone has to start leading the charge and getting the public involved.  This was her very first shot, and her aim looks pretty damn good to me.

what is a 'bate', by the way?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:57 | 3255996 Teamtc321
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I think we have all seen enough Golf played in the last 4 year's by those who double speak on how they are working on real change.

You may be correct in that wise men might reserve judgement but then again, why fish the same stretch of water with the same bait, when day after day the fish getter fatter and the so called wise fisherman get's thinner and weaker hoping for change?

If Mrs. Warren was a regulator at one point, wouldn't that be similar in double speak to actually fishing in a barrel? Meaning like fishing into a 55 gallon barrel with fish in it so to say? If she couldn't pull the trigger at that range then why should we believe she is actually fishing now?

Na, she might just be sucker fishing..........It's what's for dinner!

Fish On!!!


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 12:17 | 3256288 11b40
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Seems to me we have only one stream to fish in, so we best do all we can to clean it up.  I will take all the help I can get, whereever it may come from.

Yes, she was a regulator, but she was not independent, and she caused waves then, too.  Now, she is independent, with only her voters to answer to.  Her supporters are ecstatic about her first performance.

I go back to my original position of reserving judgement.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:35 | 3255399 Al Gorerhythm
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You meant to say: "She's Bart Chilton in a suit.", didn't you?; Bart being just a skirt-wearing wall flower.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:09 | 3256042 Cortez the Killer
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go back to turdville, asshole

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:03 | 3255184 expres12
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Did you ever have a boss that wouldn't let you do your job?  She more than likely did.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:37 | 3255401 Al Gorerhythm
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She has a boss who won't let her do her job and she likes it that way.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 09:34 | 3255705 11b40
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Not anymore.  The position of U.S. Senator only answers to voters once every 6 years and is one of the best offices to hold in the world.  She does not HAVE to do anything she does not want to.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:26 | 3255589 CaptainObvious
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Yes, I have.  And I did what anyone with a boss who doesn't let one do one's job did...I did it anyway, was threatened with termination, and resigned after circulating a company-wide letter detailing the reasons for my resignation.  I was asked to stay on and the do-nothing boss was fired.  It's called integrity.  It's the one thing I ask for in a public servant, and it's usually the one thing they don't have, Warren included.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 05:35 | 3255492 Reptil
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She chaired a TARP oversight panel, and here are it's conclusions:

I think that she wanted to make a positive contribution for the american people, from the inside. Which is of course, futile.

And yeah the "Social Contract" has been broken; by Governments that sided with big banks, and multinational corporations.

Which would warrant a revolution, but did not revolutionise E. Warren.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:47 | 3255885 Jay Gould Esq.
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Mr Lennon Hendrix is absolutely accurate in his statement; make no mistake, Warren and "the regulated" are all part of the same hypocrisy. Any who followed her hard-left, class warfare-themed campaign in Massachusetts would know this. Perhaps this ignorance of the facts can explain all the negative votes Mr Lennon Hendrix has received. 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 12:33 | 3256351 11b40
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Mr. Hendrix is entitled to his opinions, but when he says "Congress has no authority to do anything anymore", he is wrong.  Don't confuse Congress not doing what you would have them do with having no authority to act if they choose.

As noted previously, an individual Regulator has a boss, and is only allowed to do what the boss approves.  She absolutely did make waves, which is why their was so much opposition to her gaining the power and authority an apointment to head the new Consumer Protection Agency would have given her.

Class warfare has been raging for more than 30 years.....on me.  It is waaaaay past time the tables were reversed.

Regarding facts, there is an abundance ignorance to go around, Esquire.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:46 | 3255953 Jake88
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Wed, 02/20/2013 - 08:42 | 3256574 earleflorida
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If not for Elizabeth Warren fighting for the little guy... the sheeple would still be paying down the lowest interest rates first, on a multiple-interest-rate credit card, never able to pay a balance off.

What's makes it so so hard for you to understand about 'Loan Sharking Usury'?

or, are you a closet misogynist?!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:17 | 3256059 tradewithdave
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meat on the other hand... not so cheap.  Even when A.F.H.M. certified (Adjusted For Horse Meat).


Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:47 | 3254948 Bad Attitude
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What's with the product placement - the Dear Park bottled water? I expect it in entertainment programming. But, a Senate hearing is not supposed to be entertainment.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:51 | 3254956 Colonel
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Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:07 | 3255009 Goldilocks
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Violent Femmes | Blister in the Sun (3:25)

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:15 | 3255031 Bunker Boy
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Courageous of her. She'll be found floatiing face down in her hot tub from a massive coronary embellism in the next few weeks. We can't have the kiddies asking impolite questions...

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:37 | 3255112 Goldilocks
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Nickelback - If Everyone Cared (4:09)

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:41 | 3255120 dogbreath
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I was doing a road tour through the US in 2002. People were saying "you're canadian, i just saw nicklebag" or alternatively " i'm going to their show next week"  .


nickle bag sucks

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:50 | 3255148 Goldilocks
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Dream On - Aerosmith (4:24)

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:13 | 3255302 infinity8
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that's better anyway. . .

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:27 | 3255597 CaptainObvious
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I'm merely downvoting you for daring to post a Nickelback link on this blog.  Really, now.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:41 | 3255119 Monedas
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And all the labels are "eyes front" .... the odds of that ocurring .... I think .... are about .... 360 to the 4th power ?

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:56 | 3254964 TruthInSunshine
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If she is sincere, and grows in popularity to the point where she can mount a successful run for any elected office (i.e. POTUS) whereby she could change anything, they'll have "the long chat" with her and she'll fold like a cheap suit.

Otherwise, the elite who meet to beat (aka "The Big Club") have social misfits with mail order Carcanos and such that just happen to go nuts at the most convenient times, which just so coincidentally sorts "their potential problems" out for them.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:32 | 3255040 wee-weed up
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Fauxcahontus is just looking for some limelight! She doesn't mean it - Wink, wink, nod, nod...

 Just as Dear Leader doesn't mean it either when he too blasts big banks! He needs (and gets!) their money too much!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:18 | 3255045 The Shootist
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Don't encourage her. She's a cheating liar.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:28 | 3255071 unununium
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Methinks you doth protest too much.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:34 | 3255100 wee-weed up
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No protest... just facts...

The kind that make Liberals squirm and piss their pants!

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:55 | 3255165 Bananamerican
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You're a "fucking liberal" wewee

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:58 | 3255170 wee-weed up
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Better tell your Daddy, Barack, you need a diaper cnange.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:02 | 3255173 Bananamerican
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Foxtards iz funny...

much more open about their duh-dumbshit partisan douchebaggery than any Libs on ZH (are there any?)....


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:47 | 3255137 Monedas
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She's much worse than that .... she votes for the legislation that fucks with all of us .... she should be investigating Dodd and Frank !

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:25 | 3255060 eatthebanksters
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When Geithner TOTUS he made sure Obummer would not allow Elizabeth Warren to run the CFPC, which she built.  As soon as Warren won the Senate seat, Geithner was gone.  If she gets in deep the banking establishment will either kill her or they'll start offering up some of their own as sacrificial lambs...if Geithner ever comes up for questioning under oath good luck're gonna need it! 

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:04 | 3256375 11b40
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I would pay good money for a front row seat.

There are a very large number of folks here popping off about things they have no clue about.

The woman is the only one in the Senate with enough balls to ask the "elephant in the room" question, and here come the bashers.  "Oddball" in the post below just wants to criticize her voice.  Well, I guess she should just shut up then, and not ask any more uncomfortable questions.

I swear, the collective IQ of the posters on this site has dropped about 20 points in the past 3 years.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:30 | 3255085 Oldballplayer
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Her voice is horrible. I could not wait for election to be over. Not just because she is a hideous person, but her voice. My God her voice is pure torture. She has that Boston, I know better than you, condescending whine. It makes you want to pour battery acid in your ears.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:54 | 3255638 unrulian
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"It's a victimless punching someone in the dark"

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:18 | 3255046 Mr Pink
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For a minute there I thought Joe Theissman was going to add his expert analysis

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:29 | 3255234 The Proletariat
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He probably just finished getting a bj from the intern.  The reason he was late to the hearing

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:59 | 3255161 PersonalRespons...
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And people wonder what inspires music like this:


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:29 | 3255333 sadmamapatriot
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Too bad Fauxcahontas Spewing Bull Warren, aka "You didn't build that" Warren, is as full of shit as the rest of the crooks in CONgress. Little less talk , and a little more action, honey.


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:29 | 3255600 batushka
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So basically the banks are allowed to engage in a wide range of illegal activity with the government getting a cut of the take in "settlement".  Nothing new under the sun.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:39 | 3254900 Pairadimes
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I think I can actually smell that crap from two time zones away.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:40 | 3254907 billwilson
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She makes excellent points ... what the hell is she doing in the Senate?


Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:42 | 3254913 billwilson
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Can Obama please make her AG!

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:56 | 3254971 Freewheelin Franklin
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Obama should have made Bill Black AG a long time ago. Or at the very least, a special prosecutor.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:28 | 3255073 eatthebanksters
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Bill Black should have been given the same job he had during the S&L crisis...he'd of cleaned this mess up and things would be running smooth...Corzine and Blankfein would have been butt brothers by now and Dimon would be smoking jailhouse cigars...the problem for Obama was that if Bill Black did his job, then Obama would have never won re-election.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:52 | 3255153 Bananamerican
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I logged in just to upvote this...

I wouldn't pass this video on to my dog....

just a big, giant "MEH"

MY questioning would begin something like "WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU USELESS, OVERFED SACKS OF SHIT!!!???"

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:14 | 3255206 RopeADope
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Bill Black should have Breuers job at DOJ .

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:00 | 3254980 andrewp111
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Obama has exactly the AG he wants, and that ain't gonna change.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:04 | 3254995 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yes, completely correct.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:46 | 3254938 r00t61
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I believe it's called grandstanding.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:47 | 3254949 nmewn
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Tue, 02/19/2013 - 12:48 | 3256429 11b40
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The Senate is full of some of the greatest grandstanders around, but for 4 years now, not one of these boys would thouch this subject or put a regulator on the spot.

She is the banker's worst nightmare.  Stay tuned.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:40 | 3254910 booboo
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I'd hit it.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:57 | 3254973 Freewheelin Franklin
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I'd hit Sheila Bair before her. I don't have an Oedipus Complex.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:20 | 3255051 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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How old are you guys?  60?

I bet their tits are hanging at their waists and they have saggy skin all over their hips.

Gross, dudes.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:34 | 3255097 Freewheelin Franklin
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Dude, where have you been? Smart is the new sexy.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:50 | 3255146 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Oogling over a woman just because she is smart is weird.  If you oogle over smart and attractive women, that is one thing.  Oogling over a grandma because she is smart is gross.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:12 | 3255205 Edmon Plume
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I protest your support of the term "smart" to define warren.  Diabolical, perhaps, but not intelligent in a "for the genuine good of mankind" way.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:24 | 3255586 Freewheelin Franklin
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No, not Warren. Bair is very smart. Her problem, though, is she is too pragmatic.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:57 | 3255158 Monedas
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Old men live better with gold .... I'm 67 banging a classy 43 filly .... and haven't had to touch my gold ! She never will know what I got .... all she knows is .... I always have just enough scratch .... to make her life more enjoyable !  It's a buyers market out there !

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 16:15 | 3257214 debtandtaxes
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Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:36 | 3255243 gwar5
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Big Sis has a law degree, too. Yuummm! 



Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:42 | 3254915 UTICA CLUB XX PURE


Keep stackin...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:43 | 3254919 monopoly
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Now you know why Congress lackeys did not want her around. Just One, well it is a start.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:00 | 3255285 smartstrike
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You get to see the quality of (ignorant)posters here who have no idea who she is and what she stood for before the financial banking crisis. Just Google Elizabeth Warren. She spoke about banking and how banks sold Americans into debt peonage.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 03:59 | 3255427 NidStyles
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Quite a few of us know who she is. You get to seem like a douche when assuming what other know though.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:39 | 3255616 CaptainObvious
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We know who she is and what she stands for.  That's exactly the problem.  Warren is like most every other politician out there, who will say all the right things when the camera is turned on, but will continue the backroom shenanigans when the cameras are off. 

And you're telling the people on THIS blog about debt peonage?  We're the ones who know about it, which is why we are here.  I doubt any person who's been posting on this board for more than a year has a carryover balance on a credit card or has 60 months to go on an 8% 72 month car loan or uses a HELOC like an ATM.

We don't need someone out there asking the "tough questions" like Warren is purporting to do.  We need a congressman out there with balls who will do more than investigate, we need a congressman who will convince Holder to prosecute and jail these bastards.  And the only congressman with those balls just retired.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:06 | 3256498 11b40
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She JUST got elected.  Isn't that OBVIOUS, CAPTAIN?

If you "know what she is and what she stands for", then I have to wonder what you stand for? She has been on this bandwagon for a long time, and last week was her encore in the Senate.

The simple fact that hertofore unspeakable questions are getting asked seems to have a lot of panities in a wad around here.  One might think she would have many more cheerleaders on this "burn the banksters" blog.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:43 | 3254921 ISEEIT
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As retarded as this chick is overall..I do admire that spark of truth that she seems cognizant of.

Always look for some good right?

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:47 | 3254947 billwilson
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She is F^&*ing lot smarter than you are. 

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:55 | 3254967 nmewn
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If she's so fucking smart, why didn't she cite the law(s) violated that the SEC should be bringing in a CRIMINAL COMPLAINT for a trial?

She's a "Harvard law professor" isn't she?

Grand standing...full of sound & fury signifying...nothing.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:07 | 3255005 Manthong
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Mmm.. me see-um much smoke but no cavalry on horizon, kemosabe.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:23 | 3255059 The Shootist
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Please, she's a Harvard commie just like the long legged mack daddy.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:36 | 3255105 willwork4food
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Shit. You guys really know how to fizzel a good buzz. But I gotta admit you're right. {sigh}

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:21 | 3255222 McMolotov
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If she whips out the tomahawk and starts collecting scalps, I'll take her seriously. Words without action mean jack shit at this point.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:23 | 3255585 Seer
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And someone else is actually doing [or at least mouthing it]) something?

If this were Ron Paul saying these things there would be no hammering on him (yet, when did he actually help set up anything that helped prosecute these criminals?).

I don't have delusions that anything will ever be done.  And unlike many others, who think that someone on their "team" (or in their ideological camp) would, I recognize that it's THE SYSTEM.  When the very premise of it all is perpetual growth on a finite planet, then how the fuck could anyone expect there to be any honesty?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 14:05 | 3256671 jmc8888
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Actually we live in an almost infinte universe, not a finite planet. 


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 13:10 | 3256506 11b40
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Give it time, dude.  I would say it was a damn good debut.

So, tell us.....who is your favorite Senator?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:08 | 3255011 Smegley Wanxalot
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Yeah, she's so smart she doesn't even know her ethnic background.

Warren is a dumb cunt but her question in this clip is fair. Asking one reasonable question doesn't make her brilliant.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:26 | 3255590 Seer
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So, I bet that makes you feel oh-so superior, calling her a "dumb cunt."

The childish name-calling that goes on here just amazes me.  There's hope for a better world from such minds?

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:20 | 3255850 Smegley Wanxalot
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There sure as fuck is no hope for a better world when a state full of Massholes elects a dumb cunt like that bitch and putrid apologists like you defend it.


"hope for a better world" ... grow the fuck up.   Hope gets you a dickheaded shit for brains dictatorial pussy like POSident Oblowhard infesting the white house.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 17:07 | 3256516 11b40
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It really is too bad ZH took out the math questions.  It was more pleasant around here when an IQ above 50 was required.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:28 | 3255231 gwar5
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Before she faked being an Indian, she faked a major academic paper and it was such an amateurish plagiaristic hack job it was the equivalent of an academic crime which should have gotten her booted to community college permanently. She came up the fake Indian meme about the same time to inoculate herself and save her career.


No, she is not that smart. She's a lazy cheat and academia is full of them. But if she weaponizes her big mouth to flamethrow squids I will enjoy the weenie roast. 







Tue, 02/19/2013 - 02:16 | 3255311 Manthong
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Mmm.. squaw who wears scent of jackals has heap big problem tracking wolves.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:27 | 3255593 Seer
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So, is the MESSAGE not correct?  Clearly the messenger has problems...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:43 | 3254923 tony bonn
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the ending comment was excellent about how the nazi state gangs up on little people because they are easy targets for state bullies, but her opening remark about trials being too expensive and thus unwanted is an endorsement of the nazi warren is talking out of both sides of her ass....

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:46 | 3254945 billwilson
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You obviously missed her point. If we want to really change behavior we need trials because it is only the fear of trials that will force the banks to be more careful. Despite being expensive trials bring lots of dirty laundry out into the open.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:32 | 3255090 Lore
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Trials are so passé.  Send in the drones.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:58 | 3255166 Anusocracy
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There's already 100 drones in the Senate.

2 : one that lives on the labors of others : parasite
Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:49 | 3255144 McMolotov
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Trials are for people like Roger Clemens. We need lynch mobs.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:06 | 3255188 willwork4food
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Yes. Long on rope & ladders.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:31 | 3255603 Seer
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Said like someone who isn't "black."

Now then, seems a while back folks were jumping all over Kunstler for using "we."  How come YOU can get away with it? (11 up-arrows and 0 down-arrows)  It's a legitimate question.  At what point is "we" not considered "socialist?"

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 13:15 | 3256519 11b40
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You need to re-listen to the video.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:45 | 3254933 Atomizer
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Atween Bill Gates launchin' windoz eeecht an' holdin' stock in monsantae. Warren Buffit promises tae pay his taxes an' brin' back ketchup packets tae aw fest scran enterprises. Aw conveyances main be picked up at yer local intermodal location, nae it boond transports can be completed.


Tue, 02/19/2013 - 01:07 | 3255191 Monedas
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I think you're getting down arrows for unintellible brogue .... at least that's why I down arrowed you !

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:45 | 3254936 reader2010
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“Democracy is the menopause of Western society, the Grand Climacteric of the body social. Fascism is its middle-aged lust.” 

- Jean Baudrillard (1929 – 2007), French philosopher.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:46 | 3254939 steve from virginia
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So ... Elizabeth Warren is a 'liberal' ... she isn't a redneck with a rusty pickup truck. She's hated in Texas ... 


I'm gonna have to FedEx her a wood chipper.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:47 | 3254940 grgy
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Good for Elizabeth!  But there will be no trials.  They bring out testimony under oath and that would expose the government who are every bit as guilty in this mess as the too big to fails.  Move along, no story here.

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:53 | 3254963 Jim B
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Even Warren is right once year....  LOL!  


I am sure the bankers were asked to give campaign contributions at the door on the way to their Limo! LOL!

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:57 | 3254975 andrewp111
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There will be no criminal trials because Obama is in bed with the TBTF banks. They contribute to his campaigns and they don't do anything nasty like crash the system, and in return Obama gives them a free pass on all kinds of criminal malfeseance and lets them keep their record bonuses.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 08:34 | 3255611 Seer
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"They bring out testimony under oath"

More like they'd continue to lie.  Only difference is that someone would be sacrificed for perjury (rather than the real crimes).

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:51 | 3254943 Kirk2NCC1701
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Beam Up (Vote Out!) ALL of them at Mid-Term elections!  That and ONLY that will send the right message.


BTW, you can tell from Obama's speech to Congress the other night, that he's going to start lobbying for his friends in about 6 -12 months in the KEY states, to ensure he gets the Congressional power he needs.  He'll make the GOP guys look bad ("its' not me, it's them" tactic), and the GOP guys are just dumb enough to play along.

Tue, 02/19/2013 - 00:47 | 3255138 CH1
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That and ONLY that will send the right message.

"Sending messages" keeps you fully enmeshed in the slave system. It has been tried for thousands of years, by people who remiained in servitude.

Drop out of the slave system and start living separately.


Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:48 | 3254950 MillionDollarBoner_
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Those "regulators" must have had an awful time at school. I'm no bully but just looking at them makes me wanna beat them until the squeaking stops...

Mon, 02/18/2013 - 23:49 | 3254953 HyperinflatmyNutts
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The feds have a 97% conviction rate vs us American surfs but, the Real criminal never see the Jail cell.. We need to take this country back by any mean necessary.  They do what they want, when they want, to whom ever they want, and we sit idly by and let them get away with it. When did we as Americans become such pussies??? I am not the toughest by any means but, we far out number them. Since when is all right to live this way? 

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