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Cyprus Officially Passes Capital Controls Into Law

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While it is unknown if the Cypriot parliament will agree to, and enact into law, the Troika-demanded deposit haircuts, after the shocking vote of mutiny against Merkel earlier this week that saw not one politician vote for the Europe suggested deposit tax levy (and even the ruling party abstained), a vote which will once more take place tomorrow, moments ago Cyprus became the first Eurozone country to officially implement governmental capital controls into legislation. At this point it had no choice: whatever happens with the deposit haircut, or with everything else, it is now inevitable that the local Cypriots will do all they can to pull as much money from domestic banking system as possible following the complete loss of faith and trust in banks, which is why the government had no choice but to intervene with its own "controls." Sadly, this marks a milestone in the development of the Eurozone - it's all downhill, and accelerating, from here.

There are various other proposals which are currently being voted on, all of which are secondary to the Capital Controls one (the restructuring of the broke banks is perhaps the next most important one), until tomorrow's vote on deposit haircuts.

A photo from today's historic session in Cypriot parliament, in which the first every capital controls in Eurozone history were voluntarily legislated can be seen below.

 


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Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:01 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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The army needs to overthrow these Troika slavery boot lickers. The current president has been office for what... a month, yet he acts like a despot. Fuck him and his supporters.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:01 | Link to Comment johngaltfla
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Don't give Kissinger and Associates any more ideas. They've already done that once in 1974....

 

And now the Other Cyprus Chimes in on the Crisis

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:03 | Link to Comment flacon
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John Kerry walks into a bar. The waiter asks: "Why the long face?"

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:06 | Link to Comment hedgeless_horseman
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I am just glad this could never happen where I live.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:08 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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How's Mars this time of year?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:17 | Link to Comment climber
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red

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:24 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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I think a FIXED levy of 5% or more on ALL deposits is reasonable. This would generate a significant amount of revenue which can be used to stabilize the banking system. We just need to agree on a reasonable levy.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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How do you levy the 50% of the people who don't have a bank account or the 85% of people who don't even have 3 months expenses saved?

Better yet just go fuck yourself

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:32 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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This is only one of many measures. Everyone needs to make sacrifices. If you have a bank deposit, you need to pay a levy; if you have gold, you need to give some of this up. There are no easy options. This is the hard reality, and we need to face up to it.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:34 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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How about we start cutting entitlements? I say federal workers first. Those 100k plus pensions and free healthcare is a good start. You are on board right?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:42 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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Firstly, those pensions are written into legislation, so don't even think of getting your dirty hands near them. Secondly, public sector workers are some of the hardest working average Americans. CEOs get to earn millions, and yet you're saying that a fireman who risks his life for 30 years from the age of 20 can't earn a mere 100k pension?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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Trololololololololol!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL8CD8PjVmA

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:21 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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I guess I just have a hard time figuring out why we (the little people) would ever need to make sacrifices in the first place.

I had nothing to do with the creation of the federal "reserve" or the fact that they loan the fiat currency they "print" to our government at interest or the fact that the government spends most of that money on things that I neither agree with nor had the chance to directly vote on.

Fuck em all.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:28 | Link to Comment Fish Gone Bad
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If you live a simple life, you do not ever have to sacrifice.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:37 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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Exactly.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:53 | Link to Comment Scarlett
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So this is the leehman moment for the euro, n'est-ce pas?  Au revoir..

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:08 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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Scarlett, you have good taste! See my avatar. A younger Scarlett, but a very beautiful one.

Cyprus had no choice. The bank run would have been epic. This serves notice to all European bank depositors. At anytime, the EU can take your money and give it too the banks. For your own good that is to say!

If I had money in my local Cyprus bank and they took a cut and then also said I could only withdraw a few hundred Euros because the Germans said so? "There would be blood"!!!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:49 | Link to Comment Agstacker
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"we, the little people"???

 

Are you calling us Leprechauns?  Wait...they are after our gold...

 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:57 | Link to Comment JohnnyBriefcase
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I knew it was you pesky little fuckers all along!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:50 | Link to Comment The Abstraction...
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So what exactly are the Rothchild-Sassoons contributing to all this, given that it was they who financed the Russian Mafia?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:08 | Link to Comment ChrisFromMorningside
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The "Russian" Mafia that is based in Tel Aviv, asset-stripped Russia in the 90s, fled and poured all their money into the synthetic credit markets in London and New York? Those fine gentlemen?

Lloyd Blankfein - The "Russian" Mafia's Don of Dons

Benjamin Netanyahu - The Underboss

Ben Shalom Bernanke - The Consigliere

 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:48 | Link to Comment prains
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with Dicky and Rummey slurping up sloppy seconds

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 04:32 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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true enough.  but since then the russians have earned/stolen much much more via russian natural resources/arms sales, etc.  the talk is now of a thirty percent haircut for uninsured depositors in cyprus.   imo the owners of those funds, at least some of them, will not suffer this without, at some point, some revenge. 

"He lets the last Hungarian go. He waits until his wife and kids are in the ground and then he goes after the rest of the mob. He kills their kids, he kills their wives, he kills their parents and their parents' friends. He burns down the houses they live in and the stores they work in, he kills people that owe them money. And like that he was gone. Underground. Nobody has ever seen him since."

the raid on lagarde's house, indeed the entire fiasco in cyprus, may be giving ben second thoughts, possibly about his continuing tenure (desire to continue his tenure) and certainly about the efficacy of qe going forward.  trust is funny.  like a building (say, 7), it takes a long time to build but can be destroyed in seconds.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:51 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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"Firstly, those pensions are written into legislation, so don't even think of getting your dirty hands near them."

Written into legislation by scumbags like you who voted in politicians who gave out those pensions in return?

So at your core you are a total scumbag.

No point in even talking about it anymore.

Bye the way, those pensions days are numbered and you know it. BWAHAHAHA

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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Those pensions are protected whether you like it or not. UNLESS we want to see decades of legislative progress go down the drain, we NEED to find a way to finance our government. Bank levies on America's $10 trillion in bank deposits are CLEARLY one of the options we need to pursue. That's the reality, so DEAL with it.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:56 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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stick around u are going to have a front row seat for reality

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment HoofHearted
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So MDB, where is it written that you can confiscate our money that we hold in our accounts? Where is it written that you can take gold away from the people? That same power will allow them to take away those pensions.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:17 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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shim don't know.  it's a 12 year old with a laptop. 

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 01:02 | Link to Comment Socratic Dog
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MDB has been posting for a long time now, and you dumb fucks still haven't worked out that it's satire?

Look it up please.  "Satire".  And he's very good at it.  Appreciate him.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 02:27 | Link to Comment Colonel Klink
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I'm coining a new term for what MDB does, I call is SHATIRE!  Funny and full of shit.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 03:52 | Link to Comment BTFDemocracy
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I would like to see a debate between MDB and Paul Krugman.

Would that even be a debate?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 04:38 | Link to Comment jeff montanye
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imo one probably needs to examine daily kos, balloon juice, etc. and find the "libertarian troll".  s/he is mdb's proper opponent.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 08:20 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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It would probably end with each one jerking the other off.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:41 | Link to Comment NoDebt
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Let's put MDB and Dr. Paul Krugman in a room and let them beat eachother to a pulp until until one is unconscious.  It would be like that movie...... you know the one..... the one with Ed Norton and Brad Pitt where they start a group where everyone likes to fight eachother and then you find out they're really the same guy at the end.  That one.  Somebody should start a website like that.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:52 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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State's can fail. What justifies such a low rate? How am i being compensated for my risk in lending to an entitlement regime either through taxes or some so called 'retirement fund' that is now being legislated to give to "disabled people"? i'm not saying i'm not impressed by zero percent financing of trillion dollar deficits...i'm just saying "where's the economic recovery"? clearly it ain't coming from a "million dollar bonus." i fail to see how we don't end up like we did pre-World War II here where "you have to make something and sell it" then judge the value of the credit (meaning "the Government"...they are the number one creditor in the world right now aren't they?) via "how well the State is managed." North Dakota is an easy mark for getting "hot and heavy" with cuz "the State" has "a State bank." they know how to TRULY leverage money...namely "by understanding you can't legislate growth." simply put "i was hunting up there when you could buy a whole town for $50,000." came with three churches i might add. "just you and Tumbleweed Bob." next thing i know "the rail lines don't look like two pieces of bad spaghetti and 70 year olds are out to go Polka dancing and can't wait to do it." I was like "WTF?" 10 years later "they were pumping 750,000 barrels of oil a day." even the locals were saying "they've been trying that for years...it'll never work." and i was like "what's that?" these were guys and gals who'd never had a job in their life suddenly working on the short line out of Bismark. "and already with the attitude problem." i'm always "long attitude problems" so it seemed a sure thing that "this place is going somewhere...and in a hurry." that was 2002. wish i'd stayed looking back on it...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:11 | Link to Comment negative rates
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There's one, plan D, Or DD Down the Drain, start there and we might have a chance.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:14 | Link to Comment cifo
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You should start it, by donating your million dollar bonus.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:28 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"Bank levies on America's $10 trillion in bank deposits are CLEARLY one of the options we need to pursue."

And you wonder why no one trusts banks...lol.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:33 | Link to Comment chunga
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It's ironic that the only law banks will abide by is the one where they keep everybody's money.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:56 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Government parasites...errr, ahhh, employees as well. At the national level, its a symbiotic relationship...bankers & government...neither can survive without the other now.

Good thing banks are "highly regulated" by government, just imagine what it would be like.

Why, they might have a bank holiday where depositors couldn't get their money or government might institute laws for fees & levies on the innocents just because they happen to have their money in there ;-)

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:00 | Link to Comment Oldballplayer
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There is probably a lot of great stuff written here. But the formatting is killing me.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:14 | Link to Comment pods
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There is, and usually it is pretty easy to navigate.

MDB and Krug relegate all long thought and well constructed arguments to the third page with their textbook spamming.

pods

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment ronaldawg
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I have argued pension dilemma with million dollar DICKHEAD before.  You'll get your pension MD DICKHEAD (underscore) and the mob will take it away.  There, feel better now?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:35 | Link to Comment jus_lite_reading
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A few hours ago I posted some info I had about Spainish banks getting notice capital controls are imminent. Such enough, it's coming to pass> when you wake up Monday. You ain't seen nuttin yet. 

I'm keeping up to date with the situation. I'm hearing word that people in the US of fucking A are already doing early runs to the bank... 

Oh yes, you ain't seen nuttin' yet. The global ponzi is collapsing! The good, the bad and the ugly of this situation is that everyone, every man woman and child will suffer. Hard times are fast approaching that made the Great Depression look like Fred Astaire at a rehearsal...


Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:56 | Link to Comment pods
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Yikes, if this spreads there is no containing it.

The amount of currency backing up deposits is about a squirt of piss in the ocean.

If this continues and spreads, and currency and credit separate, look out below.

pods

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:27 | Link to Comment prains
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j_L_r

keep us in the loop, we're watching and listening

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:48 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Okay....who's the shit head that keeps up voting you. Come on idiot show yourself! Oooops, that must be MDB_ himself. At least I hope so.

Miffed;-)

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:57 | Link to Comment Bananamerican
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ok, i was wrong about ZH Krugman...(I now believe he genuinely admires the real K)

but MDB is a spoofer, a put-on...

He "winks" at you in his outrageous comments.

MDB, I still believe in YOU...keep drawing those red arrows from the humorless wing of ZH.

Straight-faced satire isn't for everyone, but i dig it...

Example below:

"We need to make sacrifices, as hard as it may be to admit it. It's the only way to maintain our level of sophisticated government."

Come on people! That's sheer comic gold!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 23:16 | Link to Comment JethroBodien
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Million Dollar Bonus is even better at dead pan than my countries beloved Leslie Nielsen.  Epic

 

 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:53 | Link to Comment sunnydays
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Hey Milliondollarbonus.  Please give up all your money first for the sake of the banks and country since you feel so strongly about it.  I am sure they will put it to good use and not spend over half a million in one night in London (Biden) or give themselves billions in bonuses for the good work they do with it.  

 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:05 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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you are a moron.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:14 | Link to Comment Rogue Trooper
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Welcome MDB aka? Dr Paul Krugman - glad you could join todays debate!

I, for one, need to confess that I would get immense personal pleasure, a smug sense of satisfaction and a warm internal 'glow' by infecting untold suffering on either of you two/one bad-clown(s).

 The capture of Sam from the Gilliam's flick Brazil would be a fine start...

"Don't fight it MBD.... confess"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aErDEFpoD_0

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:58 | Link to Comment SokPOTUS
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Oh my gawd, dude.  You're going to get eaten first...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:17 | Link to Comment TheFineKid
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Thankyou, MDB. Thankyou.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 00:10 | Link to Comment Dane17
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Full retard.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 02:29 | Link to Comment sandiegoman
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Aren't bank accounts protected also by legislation?

It would seem you are eager to get at money of many extremely hardworking folks. Most of them undereducated and having diligently put a nest egg away. You sure aren't talking to those with substantial assets as they keep most out of the banking system and in investments. So before you start levying on the little guy make sure you know what you are for or against.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 09:36 | Link to Comment faboutlaws
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Listen you communist cretin. Pensions, government or not, are subject to bankruptcy law. If a government entity goes bankrupt the pensions go kaput. There is a heirarchy on payments in BK favoring pensions, but if there is no money, the pensioners will get zilch. Don't tell me you are going to take my deposits to make the payments because once the BK court takes jurisdiction, it lacks to power to reach out for outside assets other than to approve a loan. You and your ilk have taxed the shit out of us for years and spent like whores on a night off. Payback is coming, not by taxpayers or depositors, but by systemic collapse. It is thee who will blow up the baloon until it explodes.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 08:30 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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Property, esp single family residential, and IRAs like 401k's are easy to find and easy to tax with a swipe of the pen. They will be next.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:52 | Link to Comment SDShack
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So you can't touch pensions because they are written into legislation, but you can steal deposits that were supposed to be legislatedly protected with deposit insurance for for deposits <100,000E. I see, it's rules for you, but not for me. Typical banker scum.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:41 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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Nobody said that fixing our revenue problem was going to be easy. The FDIC can only do so much when our Federal government is struggling to fund itself. We need to make sacrifices, as hard as it may be to admit it. It's the only way to maintain our level of sophisticated government.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:02 | Link to Comment Poor Grogman
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"Nobody said that fixing our revenue problem was going to be easy"

Except the folks that wrote the constitution apparently...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:18 | Link to Comment Xibalba
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Fed Gubmint stugglin?  Why then are interest rates so low? 

 

 

/dumbazz

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:25 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Sophisticated government?

It doesn't take much sophistication to just say Charge It! These fucking pussies ran the debt up promising the moon & stars above for votes. They could renounce their salaries, perks & pensions for screwing the pooch as a measure of good faith and then end baseline budgeting if they had the balls to lead by example.

Whats the over & under on that happening?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:32 | Link to Comment ronaldawg
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"We need to make sacrifices" yeah - like reducing the pensions of ex-California state employees to 1/3 - there fixed and problem solved. 

I read the that California Teacher's Pension fund has a shortfall of $73 Billion - is that a legislative accomplishment too?

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 08:33 | Link to Comment Son of Loki
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(Californai)Lifeguards Make $200,000 / Retire at Age 50 Exposed on Inside Edition


 

http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/09/10/Goverment-Waste-Lifegua...

 

Why torture yourself with all that work getting an MBA, or even worse, becoming a 'brain surgeon'? Just leard how to swim and tan evenly and bleach yoru teeth pure white.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:52 | Link to Comment unknownknowns
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Maybe it is the "level of sophisticated goverment" that is causing some problems?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:00 | Link to Comment TheProphet
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Hey, will you fuckers stop feeding the troll. You can simply ignore his comments. Then a meaningful discussion can ensue.

But this is tedious. Please. Don't feed the trolls.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 23:23 | Link to Comment JethroBodien
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Lord Blankfein is that you...

 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:59 | Link to Comment howenlink
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"Firstly, those pensions are written into legislation,"

Last time I checked, the prohibition on stealing was written into legislation too.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:10 | Link to Comment CH1
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Last time I checked, the prohibition on stealing was written into legislation too.

No, you misunderstand - the rulers are authorized to steal. It's only the serfs who are forbidden.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:00 | Link to Comment pods
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If you rob someone with a knife or gun, they lock you away.

If you use a pen, you get an elementary school named after you.

pods

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:35 | Link to Comment Iam_Silverman
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"the rulers are authorized to steal"

And here is where MDB missed a chance to point out that it won't be stealing as long as it's labeled a "tax" or a "levy"!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:39 | Link to Comment ceilidh_trail
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Geez, I always took MDBs comments as satire. I think he really believes his words! Is this what mainstreaming in education has wrought?       *****Just realized that I've been fooled by the fake MDB_! I should have been more careful- kinda like those that bank in Europe..

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:50 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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I've always had an underscore.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:15 | Link to Comment cifo
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Herbalife business slow these days?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:33 | Link to Comment ronaldawg
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Same union supporting commie jerk either way.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:11 | Link to Comment Mine Is Bigger
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Hmm... Have we ever seen you and Dr. Krugman at the same time, MDB_?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment Meat Hammer
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Yeah, my hard-working public sector worker buddy was just belly-aching about not being able to get on Facebook at work.  They're the salt of the earth.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:07 | Link to Comment One World Mafia
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We're not talking about taking from firemen.  We're talking about taking from policians.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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MDB,

Are you dyslexic?

"Getting your dirty hands".  How the hell do you know how people  earned their savings. Savings accounts are also written in legislation.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:17 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"Firstly, those pensions are written into legislation, so don't even think of getting your dirty hands near them."

ROTFL!!!

So the dictator and his henchmen say, ex post facto for thee but not for me...is that about right you fucking bonehead?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:34 | Link to Comment RenoChris
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So let me get this straight. Everyone should give a percent of the assets they have because it is only fair? But, pensions shouldn't be cut because that isn't fair? People without pensions have to live off their assets, so you are fine with them getting a cut. However, for you, who clearly has a pension, the same thing is wrong? Even though you didn't contribute but an extremely small percent of the assets likely needed to fund your pension? And your "employer" didn't come close to contributing enough either? Give me a break. You are in for the biggest rude awakening of your entire life. Hopefully sooner than later. You are like those morons who used to make Twinkies. They must be loving their sense of entitlement right about now...

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 05:22 | Link to Comment Twodogs
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"Secondly, public sector workers are some of the hardest working average Americans. "

Hahahahahahaha!!!!!

That's why they go work for the public sector, because the private sector is too lasy and earns too much money. What planet is that, precisely?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:09 | Link to Comment Muddy1
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free health care for federal retirees?????  you're ignorant of the facts.  Retirees pay.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:49 | Link to Comment ronaldawg
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State of California retirees don't pay.  They get gold plated Blue Cross-Blue Shield for life and for their families too.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 01:20 | Link to Comment ronaldawg
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God I hate these duplicates.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 05:23 | Link to Comment Twodogs
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Fuck yeah. Fuck yeah.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:37 | Link to Comment Mordenkainen
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There's another hard reality, it's called the pavement. So go step out of a 30th storey window and face up to it.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:40 | Link to Comment unwashedmass
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 oh, i definitely want to give up some of my savings and put my kid in debt to make sure that jamie dimon gets his bonus. oh yes, put my name down there. 

 

are you fuckin' kidding? they are stealing to keep a badly rigged system of legitimized theft going!!!!!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:46 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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Im willing to work/pay taxes until Im 90yrs old so that my GOVT can spy on me until............ Im 90yrs old and wearing adult diapers

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment MillionDollarBonus_
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I'm not sure about you, but I believe in democracy. As long as the money is spent by an ELECTED congress, it's going to good use. Sorry, but I think a bank deposit levy is a brilliant idea. It's money just sitting there doing nothing. For goodness' sake - just put to god damn use! The government has a COUNTRY to run and its running out of money!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment resurger
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Why? Government Taxes are not enuff

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment General Decline
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Why tax when you can print?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:59 | Link to Comment nmewn
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Thats where I'm at.

Why work when they can print?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment pods
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Taxes function as a necessary safety valve on money velocity.  Basically a way to tone down inflation.

This is needed for collateral of CB loans, and for our rotten-to-the-core-private-banker-money-created out of nothing-and-lent-at-interest rape every peasant system, uh, I mean democracy to work.

pods

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:03 | Link to Comment Van Halen
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MDB, are you the one who went through every comment today and hit us all with -1? Because you're sure getting a rise out of a lot of people here with your sarcasm. My hat is off to you - you sound like something out of the Occupy movement last year. You have your Liberal/Socialist/Hippie/Obamasupporter schtick down!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:24 | Link to Comment MrNude
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I still think that Phamton Ticker was Krugman and it's actually the real Krugman who comments. The guy is that delusional I wouldn't put it past him, all bets are off on that loon. 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:29 | Link to Comment Nick Jihad
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The only reason MDB does not have more upvotes, is that this is, realistically, not up to his usual brilliant standard.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:45 | Link to Comment Stuck on Zero
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MDB is a bot.  You can download it into your Droid from: \\bots.downloads.cia.gov\MDB.

 

 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:11 | Link to Comment CH1
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I'm not sure about you, but I believe in democracy.

Be sure. I don't.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:27 | Link to Comment toys for tits
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Demoncracy is when two wolves and a duck decide what's for dinner.

<Accidentally had a typo and decided it looked better>

If Cyprus agrees to scalp any account holders, then their banking industry is done. If they bankrupt, then they have a chance to recover.  A ZH'er pointed out that Cyprus has more banks per capita then any other country.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:54 | Link to Comment nmewn
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"Demoncracy is when two wolves and a duck decide what's for dinner."

I'll only add, a republic, is a well armed duck contesting the outcome of the decision ;-)

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:11 | Link to Comment pods
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I am starting to see along the lines of Lysander Spooner.  And I am starting to see why some hesitated about the BOR in the constitution.

"But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain - that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist."

pods

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 01:41 | Link to Comment putaipan
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deep. "whether the Constitution really be one thing ('for' the u.s.a), or another ('OF THE U.S.A' -all caps) ....

but i kinda take the slowww view of history, so the battle of 1871 is just get started in my book. and thanks- i'm finally gonna google mr. lysander.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:30 | Link to Comment Cloud9.5
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Democracy is mob rule.  This is supposed to be a republic.  Fifty one percent have voted themselves the treasury.  The game is up.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:06 | Link to Comment nmewn
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The game is up.

I'll blame it on the government education system until someone can prove to me otherwise. Even democracy envisions people who can add & subtract in order to be allowed to vote.

This country only requires a warm body...and sometimes in Chicago not even that ;-)

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:40 | Link to Comment ronaldawg
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But what he is not telling you is that in California the scumbag unions have bought the politicians and in return, the unions get unrealistic and lavish pensions - yeah democracy at work y'all.

Wait I just read the comment - "money just sitting there doing nothing" so the union can steal it for the pensions. 

I can't wait to go over these retired union state employees and steal every goddamm thing. 

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:50 | Link to Comment nantucket
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there are rules to handle these type of tough situatuons.  they're called bankruptcy laws.  the highest bidder wins the business.  The money paid by the buyer then is used to settle the liabilities of the failed bank.  there is more than enough capital in the banking system to cover all deposits, what's left goes to the bond holders in order of priority, after that, the equity holders....but in reality, there will not be any left for the equity holders...and the bondholders are likely to take a 30-90% haircut.

 

that is written into law.  but for some reason (we know) the federal aholes in charge don't want the bondholders to suffer any haircut.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:09 | Link to Comment ThothMaat
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MDB said "The government has a COUNTRY to run and its running out of money!"

Umm... how about not spending so much?

 

And why is theft a brilliant idea???

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 08:25 | Link to Comment Ignorance is bliss
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That comment deserves a couple of chuckles.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 09:43 | Link to Comment faboutlaws
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Levying on my deposits sure implicates the Second Amendment.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:44 | Link to Comment Cdad
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TROLL ALERT

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:26 | Link to Comment GCT
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+1 Cdad! 

Some of you must be new to ZH as your gettin all worked up because MDB's sharp wit and outright dellusion is pissing some of you off.  Relax all, some of us already know MDB is the ZH entertainer!!  He is always good for laughs all.  Most of what he types is sarcastic.

Just laugh and have fun after all we all know what the government gives the government can take away including pensions.  Hell even the governmental unions could not stop the 4 day work weeks coming to federal emplyees in some agencies.   I prefer to call MDB our delusional sheeple Republican, that will ignore facts just to piss you all off!!

SALUTE MDB I am rolling at your astute delusional observations and some of us missed you.  Hell we all need good laughs every now and then!  It is not everyday we get someone with MDB's outlook.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:19 | Link to Comment pods
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MDB and Krugman are classic forum trashing trolls who should exercise their freedom of speech somewhere else.

Every hot topic is routinely trashed as the thoughtout comments are relegated to page 3 with no replies.

Everyone is forced to jump in like like a fuckin panty sale at Victoria's secret.

MDB is a fucking troll, nothing more.

This topic, about capital controls in the EU, could morph into a conflagration of fiat the world has never seen.

But we will all be stuck trying to pick through shit looking for peanuts.

pods

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 01:24 | Link to Comment geekgrrl
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I guess MDB gave you the down arrow, but I completely agree.

Low signal to noise ratio lately with all the MDB and "Krugman" noise.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:44 | Link to Comment Bagbalm
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MDB - The sacrifices have already been made. This is just theft.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:11 | Link to Comment Miffed Microbio...
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Perhaps MDB would get this if his concepts were applied in my field. There is a national shortage of kidneys for transplantation available. If fact many die waiting for one. Nowhere in the surgical consent form is there a guarantee all your organs will be present after a procedure is performed. I checked our hospital's form and it basically says you give permission for the dr to perform procedures medically necessary. Well people need kidneys! Seems pretty medically necesary to me. Hell, people have two why not take one for the greater good? So it's not really stealing if it's a benefit for society as a whole. People will come to realize being left with one kidney is frankly quite generous. Sort of a benevolent form of fascism.
Just call it a kidney levy and everyone will understand and accept it.

Miffed;-)

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 01:57 | Link to Comment geekgrrl
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Note to self: If signing medical forms, append: "Don't take my kidneys."

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 09:48 | Link to Comment faboutlaws
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Take both of MDBs kidneys. If he wants to live he will have to spend hours and hours at dialysis. That's time he can't spend here.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment SgtSchultz
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"Gold?  What gold?  I don' have to show you no stinkin' gold!!"

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment stant
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see yoou later roundeye

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 18:33 | Link to Comment jeebus
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The hard reality is that you are a troll.

 

Also, that bankers will be lucky to escape with their lives in the coming years. 

 

Morons like you won't do well either.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:26 | Link to Comment colin
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still not breaking charator, brilliant, i just love your posts.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:44 | Link to Comment B2u
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Yes, sacrifices need to be made.  First, cut all government jobs by 20%, followed by 5% each year there is government debt above zero.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:49 | Link to Comment Father Lucifer
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How 'bout we cut your balls off.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:42 | Link to Comment Blegoo
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Okay MDB... you first.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:04 | Link to Comment Tjeffson
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How about you pay for it. I never agreed to any of this spending, govt programs or bank bailouts. You and the rest of the leeches can go pound sand along with everyone in government and all the bankers.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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I'd be happy to give you a hard option....

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:07 | Link to Comment lovemesomeZH
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Sacrifices????!!!!! The people who made millions on all the bad debt the banks took on when promised that the USA housing market will NEVER go down. These are the people who need to be sacrificed!.

 

What is wrong with you!

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:31 | Link to Comment masterinchancery
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How about the banksters and their political namby boys make the sacrifices?

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 22:40 | Link to Comment goldstandard
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I'll consider making a financial sacrifice the day Jamie Dimon and others of his kind that brought the world wide financial system to its knees, are sent to prison. Because if the same shit that got us into this are left in place, nothing will ever change and the populace of the world will continue to be raped by these assholes.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 04:05 | Link to Comment Theosebes Goodfellow
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"Everyone needs to make sacrifices."

Oh MDB, I am soooo with you! I'll surrender duck dick "plasticity" studies.

~"Federal Study Looks at 'Plasticity in Duck Penis Length'"~

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/384949-federal-study-looks-plasticity-du...

That's good for a hair under $385 thousand dollars. I can honestly say, (with almost a straight face), that I am willing to sacrifice my government's involvement in funding any research into the peckers on waterfowl. "Quack!"

No really, I'm serious! "Quack!"

Stop it, will you? "Quack!"

There. "Quack!" I've done my part. "Quack!" Next, please. "Quack!"

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 09:07 | Link to Comment MeelionDollerBogus
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Please tell me in detail how this isn’t the same as bank robbery by anyone at any time. ALSO please explain how this won't turn into a 100% levy on all accounts which will crash the entire banking system.

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 08:26 | Link to Comment floridasandy
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ditto. :)

 

liked your post.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:27 | Link to Comment Haus-Targaryen
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Gas yourself troll.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:29 | Link to Comment McMolotov
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My choices for a reasonable levy:

A) Eugene Levy

B) Marv Levy

C) Chandra Levy

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:45 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Drove the Chevy to the Levy , but she was dry...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment KnightTakesKing
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Fixed: DRONE the Chevy to the Levy...

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 20:13 | Link to Comment CaptainObvious
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Drove my Chevy to the Levy but the Chevy caught fire

And good ole boys were drinkin' whisky and rye

Singing "Buy American till ya die!"

Sat, 03/23/2013 - 08:13 | Link to Comment TBT or not TBT
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Buy only non UAW built American vehicles. Rent only non UAW vehicles. Starve problems and feed solutions.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 19:07 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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5% levy from the heads of bankers and politicians that pass theft of deposits; 5% off the face, 5% off the left or right side of the head (to include ear), 5% off the rear, or 5% off the top of their heads - they get to choose.  5% off the bottom of the head would prevent deposit levies but let's not get carried away.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 21:05 | Link to Comment Rogue Trooper
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A sensible and very fair suggestion 'eb' for those accused taking into consideration their obvious guilt at this point.  Apologies, I missed this earlier.

Great to see such creative thinking on ZH today. I sense a real solution focus has emerged here so keep the ideas flowing.

Another, for those who may not of caught this, Downfall parody on that 'topical' issue over the last week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=K5R2JyU_MKg&NR=1

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:35 | Link to Comment resurger
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let's start with you

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:34 | Link to Comment Jake88
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You think? You're not equiped to think. Stop wasting your time.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:49 | Link to Comment The Abstraction...
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How about 0.1% of all Cypriuts accounts with less than 100k, and 100% on everything else unless they can prove they were never Politically Correct retards.

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:58 | Link to Comment NoTTD
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(Repeats old joke about whores haggling for price.)

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 17:58 | Link to Comment knicks3005
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I don't care if your trolling or not.

Seriously, go fuck yourself.

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