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Cyprus' Firearms Laws

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For those curious:

Cyprus has strict gun control. Private citizens are completely forbidden from owning handguns and rifles in any calber, even .22 rimfire. Only shotguns are allowed, and these require a license. Shotguns are limited to two rounds. The only shotguns typically sold in stores are double-barreled side-by-sides or over-unders. Pump actions and semiautomatics are prohibited. A private citizen can own a total of ten different shotguns. A citizen is not required to specify a reason for ownership to obtain a license, but most own their guns for hunting. Licenses are issued by provincial police. A gun license is required to buy ammunition, and ammunition sales are recorded. A shotgun owner may purchase up to 250 shells at one time. Cyprus also controls airguns, and airgun owners require a license.

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Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:21 | 3391241 fattail
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well that explains a lot.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:24 | 3391248 MrX
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police do not protect you, they just show up later and confirm that a crime did occur:

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:29 | 3391265 GetZeeGold
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In Hitler's time the police were the SS....and you never wanted those guys to show up.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:37 | 3391281 fourchan
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"they" picked the right country to test out "their" new gross theft program on.

why bankers are not swinging from trees is beyond me.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:43 | 3391294 GetZeeGold
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Which is why they didn't chose Topeka Kansas to try it out in.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:04 | 3391338 ihedgemyhedges
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What's the limit on rounds for Cypriot bank security guards' Uzi's????

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:19 | 3391381 Ahmeexnal
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Ahh....Cyprus is the paradisal aspiration all democRats yearn for. Cypriots must be the happiest people on earth since they are so liberal.
It's time to issue licenses for slingshots and carrying stones.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:22 | 3391394 TheFourthStooge-ing
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airgun owners require a license

You'll put your eye out.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:41 | 3391608 hardcleareye
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Thank you for the laugh!!!! A Daisy Red Ryder BB Gun....... with a wood stock....

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:07 | 3391763 SafelyGraze
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"Private citizens are completely forbidden from owning handguns and rifles in any calber"

out here on the ranch, we call that "de-horning"


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:37 | 3391984 FEDbuster
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Joe Biden says a shotgun is all you need.  "Someone trys to break into your house, just blast them through the front door with a shotgun" Joe Biden 2013

A double barrel 12 ga. loaded with 00 buck is enough to take out your average bankster thief. 

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:49 | 3392171 SgtSchultz
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And when three show up?

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 20:18 | 3392545 Ahmeexnal
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have them in line formation and hope they ain't fat

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 23:48 | 3392842 Papasmurf
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lost opportunity

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:56 | 3392186 Rogue Trooper
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Oh the inhumanity of you kiddie killin' Red Necks!

WHY would any one need a Daisy Red Ryder BB weapon.  This cowboy style frontier weapon has magazine capactity of 650, that's right 650 bullety things.  This type of machine gun should only be in the hands of the Federal Police. Thank god the version was a wooden colour. But that did not FOOL me!

Shame, shame and even more shame!

Frankenstien / Bloomturd 2016

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 22:57 | 3392788 espirit
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The Cypriots should just sit back and enjoy flaming cocktails.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:55 | 3391543 DoneThis2Long
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"It's time to issue licenses for slingshots"

Hell, NewYork was there at least 6-7 years ago!!! I am not kidding. While visiting someone cursed with living there, he asked if I'd buy him a sling shot and send it to him cuz they were illegal in The Rotten Big Apple. I was stunned to learn of it. The next day, we went to see the Statue of Liberty (joy), when during the Security Check pre-boarding the ferry ride, I discovered that in my camera bag I had forgotten a brand new (as in never used) pocket "knife" I had brought for the trip. A whopping 4" with assorted forms of cutting edge finishes, which I thought would come in handy in case of emergency or even accident (so to cut seat-belts .... whatever). Since I remembered and discovered it while still in line, I told one of the schmucks working the line, and with the typical NY charm, enhanced by working for TSA, the idiot turned around and yelled to her boss "I've got a switch blade over here" as if I had just shown her a 24" machete. There were some 150+ people starring at me as if I was about to rob them with an "assault weapon"!!!! A sargent promptly showed up, grabbed the "knife", and begun, 1st an interrogation as to why I have it, why do I need it, etc etc, followed by a lecture on having it, and even a demonstration on how it can be opened "so quickly". I was fucking stunned on the level it was escalated. After a short, I lost it and asked the jack ass: "what the fuck do you want me to use in case of an accident, on a desolated stretch of road, at night, where I might not even get cell reception so I'd rely on a trucker with a CB to hopefully see me and stop?", after which he lowered the danger level code and came to his senses.

Man .... I hate that place.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:17 | 3391666 Seb
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They were right to react that way. What if you used your pocket knife to hijack the ferryboat and crash it on some skyscraper? And then that skyscraper would collapse, together with a neighboring building that was not hit by anything. And then USA would have to bomb an oil rich country. All this because your stupid pocket knife.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:21 | 3391681 knukles
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Dude, I never thought of it that way.
Hooray for the Freedom Keepers and Bankers

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:20 | 3392241 DoneThis2Long
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Wow. You did take that way out in the left field.

Of a 4" blade, 1" is used for mounting, so effectively 3" is all the cutting edge is !!!!

You 1st failed to give any weight to my stating that I offered it before they found it. I forgot the damn thing was in the camera bag, until I just looked in it. Were I to have had any ill intentions, I would have had other options, or at the worst, I could have made a U-turn and left w/o anyone even knowing of it.

  1. That knife is the same type (if not smaller than what) FAA is about to allow back on flights, so clearly hardly a security issue/threat especially on a damn boat going 10 MPH.
  2. If so intentioned, I could have done as much damage using a broken photo-lens filter (glass) which would have been 100% legal to lug along.
  3. Or perhaps a guitar string attached to a guitar, which again, if so intended, could cut flesh as good as anything, and 100% legal to take with.
  4. A piece of broken glass from the ferry itself, etc etc etc

Also it being a ferry not an airplane, ads a whole different dimension to it. 10 MPH v. 500 MPH.

So lets try to keep thins into perspective. I have no problem with preventive steps, but lets not over-react.

Worst case scenario, instead of making a scene of it, as simple "hey, I know not much can happen with this, but I have a law to enforce, so sorry, I must keep it".

I am glad to see you fully analyze a situation before arriving to a stupid conclusion. Paranoia remains alive and well.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:49 | 3392302 Seb
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You completely misunderstood my comment.

I guess I should have used <sarcasm></sarcasm> tags or something.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 22:33 | 3392419 DoneThis2Long
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Then I am with you. I am quite .....ok very sarcastic, but often it is so lost on people, that when others are equally sarcastic, I am not sure if they are being PC on the subject or, they are being sarcastic (speaking of the written form).

I wonder how many green arrows you got from believers to the contrary ....;-)?

Sarcasm is a wonderful art-form ... ;-)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 19:21 | 3392424 DoneThis2Long
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Sun, 03/31/2013 - 08:27 | 3393134 Tunga
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We have some box cutters, and we know how to use them...

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:53 | 3391888 Iocosus
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Imagine living there? Millions of faces seemingly incapable of smiling. I can't wait to get the hell out of here.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:40 | 3392142 DoneThis2Long
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"Imagine living there"

Hated every minute there for the very reason you cited.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:45 | 3392156 novanglus
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I was recently going through airport security in Hong Kong, where they xrayed my bag and asked me to pull out my toiletries bag.  Inside, they found a pair of nail clippers and a pair of tweezers.  The nail clippers were fine, but the 2.5" pair of tweezers were apparently a hazard.  The security guy said they are not allowed - I asked why, since i had been traveling with them for years.  I then said, if I can take control of a plane with a pair of tweezers, I think I should be able to keep it.  That would be some feat.  Of course, he didn't think that was funny.  At least they don't try and put a coat of paint on the fact that they are part of a statist regime.  It's just sad that this nonsense originated in the US.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 21:54 | 3392716 DoneThis2Long
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"I then said, if I can take control of a plane with a pair of tweezers, I think I should be able to keep it."

Excellent point!!!


"It's just sad that this nonsense originated in the US"

Proud of it and now being turned into an art-form ....unless we do something to stop it.

I am watching this train-wreck Nation of ours, and am in total disbelief we allowed the crooks and goons to get it here. But then look at the 4 red arrows on my comment about the assholes of assholes, aka Bloomberg, and things begin to come into focus. BTW, Bloomberg was not even "code" for jew .... just the individual asshole himself. Reading a few of my posts and it becomes clear I do not express myself in "code" .... HTML notwithstanding .... ugh.... sarcasm too :-)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:23 | 3391687 A Nanny Moose
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Cyprus = Biden plan

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:20 | 3391390 TheFourthStooge-ing
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What's the limit on rounds for Cypriot bank security guards' Uzi's????

There's not really a set limit. It all depends upon two factors: how many guards you can incapacitate and the average number of rounds carried per guard.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:04 | 3391779 LasVegasDave
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Two shots should be sufficient; stagger the banker with a blast of double 00 buck, then finish him with a 1 oz. slug to the head

reload and repeat.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:51 | 3392020 filament
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who says they sell buckshot in cyprus?  testing. testing

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:51 | 3392182 LongBallsShortBrains
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Doesn't it take silver to kill one???

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:31 | 3392265 Rogue Trooper
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That's right but don't waste two rounds. Will not always go to plan of course.  However, taking on the security at close range and you can pick up the Glock's or whatever they use over there and other useful items and before you know it you are starting to build up your armory and more option.

Bound to be some bolt actions hiden somewhere.  Also, if you get some euro as a bonus from the Bank then call on the ex-KGB Mafia and before you can say "Blagodaryu tebya, moy drug" some good old pre-Yelzen AK's will be on the way and you are in business of hangin' bankstas Bosnian style.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:16 | 3391364 Ag Tex
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What did Jesus (God in the flesh) say about arming and protecting yourselves, and how does the Second Amendement tie into Jesus' perfect teachings?


"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined, but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government."
- George Washington


"The laws that forbid the carrying of arms are laws of such a nature. They disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes.... Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man."
- Thomas Jefferson (quoting 18th century criminologist Cesare Beccaria)


"On every occasion [of Constitutional interpretation] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying [to force] what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invented against it, [instead let us] conform to the probable one in which it was passed."
- Thomas Jefferson


"Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are ruined.... The great object is that every man be armed. Everyone who is able might have a gun."
- Patrick Henry

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:18 | 3391382 a growing concern
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But I thought the 2nd Amendment was about hunting?!?!?!?!

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:26 | 3391413 Libertarian777
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it is...

it's about hunting TYRANTS

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:34 | 3391431 Max Hunter
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and their helpers.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:19 | 3391536 DanDaley
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Those are lovely quotes, but you act as if those people actually give a damn about that Constitution-thingie. That was your first mistake.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:26 | 3391564 DoneThis2Long
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"but you act as if those people actually give a damn about that Constitution-thingie. That was your first mistake."

ugh? how did he "act" other than post some quotes relevant to the thread.

What "mistake" are you talking about?

WTF is your point??

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:08 | 3391773 DanDaley
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Long, the point is that you can a write about (the writing is the act referred to above -I could have written speak, or write, but I wrote act instead, hoping that it wouldn't confuse otherwise intelligent people -but mea culpa, for I was wrong) all of the founders ideas about the sanctity of firearm ownership (WHICH I AGREE WITH, by the way) and support for the 2nd Amendment (WHICH I ALSO AGREE WITH, by the way), but all of those wonderful statements don't mean jack in the eyes of liberal/statists; they couldn't care less about your belief in what the Founders had to say about firearms.  They are going to do what they are going to do, the Founders, the 2nd Amendment, and court decisions in favor of firearm ownership over the last 2 centuries be damned. For those people, the ends justify the means, get it?


Sorry about the lengthy explanation, but I thought that most people could get the sarcasm wihout having to identify it specifically as such.  I was wrong.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:16 | 3391799 Wjunk
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Some people are a bit too hyper-sensitive, coupled with being products of the American school system = can't read or think well.  Great quotes and comments, btw.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:33 | 3392271 DoneThis2Long
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Brilliant Watson.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:35 | 3392280 Rogue Trooper
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Thanks Dan.. this is a sensitive issue and many of us are at the end of our tether. I did get the sarcasm.

This served its purpose becuase you got peoples attention and used the above post to clarify. It worked out well so no apology is required.  Plus this is fight club and you can say whatever you feel you want to.

Anyway now i'm preaching ;)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 18:27 | 3392376 DoneThis2Long
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As a wordsmith, even if just so perceived by ye, I am certain, you fully know that often words can, and do, have multiple meanings, especially when written, thus lacking the verbal flection so to give it needed clarity required for proper interpretation and reply, particularly when dealing with a short sentence. Lacking the brilliance of precious few learned men, again, even if just perceived, this unwashed,  attempts to respond to the intended interpretation, not one of the possible alternatives, hence my inquiry, Sir. Mea culpa touche.

BTW, Do you ride the white horse for prolonged periods, or just on weekends? Don't tell me you have a whole stable of them, although it would explain the barn odor ?!?!

But I best not burden ye with further questions, for it seems your words are few, and infrequently dispensed. Nor burden ye with my thoughts on your laborious and extensive narrative. I'd hate to impose on your time.


Happy galloping Sir.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 20:25 | 3392566 DanDaley
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Long, you and I are on the same page more than likely.  I'll leave it at that. We've got a shitstorm on the horizon to deal with.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 20:59 | 3392622 DoneThis2Long
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okee dokee ...;-) !!!! Umbrella ? ....;-)

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:13 | 3391795 Ag Tex
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Mistake?   Perhaps you can explain this.  Why is a DHS target supplier making targets of children, grandpas, baby sitters, and pregnant women?  The name of the paper target series was called "NMH series", meaning No More Hesitation.


Here is Law Enforcement Targets' Facebook response after the enormous response of backlash when word got out about their NMH series of targets.


Christians and Americans alike, please wake up.  Seek the Lord for His salvation, grace, protection and guidance.


No mistake here.



Sat, 03/30/2013 - 17:58 | 3392322 Rogue Trooper
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God help us all.

What kind of psychopath's are they training up? I am not suprised but actually seeing the pictures of the kid and pregnant women, all fucking white and looking very middle american, made me sick to the core. Conditioning and training? I could not do that I would be saying these fuckers are insane. BTW they will shoot any Black, Hispanic or Asian but that was probably too insensitive for those PC psycopaths.

I feel for you all over there and wish I could do something to support you. Why is this not front page news and across all the networks? They cannot deny it.

This shit is getting real.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 18:38 | 3392393 DoneThis2Long
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"This shit is getting real"

Yep. And try explaining that to most, and you'd be looked upon as if you are loopy. I gave up trying to make others aware of the gravity.

On the other hand, this is getting to be so diabolical that unless one has been following this for long, it is hard to wrap one's mind around!!!

American blood will be spilled .... sadly and plenty.

The payment to a nation for making a great life possible for a few, not the least of which the Mutt-in-chief. I feel sorry for today's children!!!!!! What future do they have? Slave for fucking GE, GM, IMF, who?

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 21:06 | 3392620 Rogue Trooper
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So true.  As an experiment I have been looking through a comment thread on a recent WashPost article by a couple of lunatic social(ist) scientist types "White men have much to discuss about mass shootings".  Facinating to read the comments which are over 5,000 already.

You 'mericans really do not get along do you. I sense a fatalism by the so-called conservatives that this is going to unravel and let's get this over with.  The 2nd amendment issue seems to be the only 'canary in the coal mine' that fires folks up.  They (gross generalisation here) ignore the endless war, the loss of freedoms via the NDAA and the absolute time bomb accompanying by out of control spending, entitlements and central banking insanity.  The red vs blue team 'meme' colors all aspects of debate and each tribe defends the indefensible, its cognitive dissonace in spades. Truly astounding to any observer and also utterly depressing.  In my locale it is even worse has folks have absolutely know comprehension that the end game will have a catastrophic impact all western democracies.

The article below. Its worth 10 miniutes on the MSM in particular for us non-american posters here on ZH.  ZH is not typical at all.

All I can add is that not only American blood will be spilled.

Godspeed 'DoneThis2Long'

EDIT: This was so depressing I need a pick me up so I will read the 1958 classic "Red Alert" by Peter Bryant/George. It cannot end any worse than that can it?

SAC Peace is our mission #sarc

Rogue :/


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 21:21 | 3392659 CompassionateFascist
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The WaPo is another yettanother JewRag. The Jews know that they cannot do a Ukraine on the Whites in America w/o first getting hold of the guns. 

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 21:22 | 3392664 DoneThis2Long
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"Truly astounding to any observer and also utterly depressing."

I stopped reading the shit for a while especially after Sandy Hook .... Would I not have known any better, I'd have questioned my sanity (further that is). I am done yelling at the tee vee, and speaking at 2D trolls (faces on the idiot box). Perhaps i am too dense to comprehend but  .... are the blubber mouths on TV too stupid to connect the dots, or they think we are the dumb ones???

I fear it is the former, considering the rest of the answers I get.

I just gazed at the comments .... talk about a food fight .... too bad they are not allowed weapons like F-Bombs and FY-RPGs like on ZH ....:-). Right now the topic was still White v Black which I fear confirms, what Obummer will do: divide and conquer. It was not this bad before Dear Leader came upon us. I thought we were over that hump ... more or less.

Few years back 6-7+ I read a prediction by a Russian Political Science prof, that the US would break into 4-5-6. I laughed and thought he was nuts. Boy ... was I wrong.

Best wishes back a'ja. We all will needed. Just when is the only question.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 23:36 | 3392825 Rogue Trooper
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Makes perfect sense. Your thesis of getting tribe against tribe makes logical sense. Afterall, that was straight out of the Russian revolution play book. Reminds me of Hungary in 56 when the White Russian units initially sent in started to refuse to follow orders and keep slaughtering the Hungarians, kids and women and all, with HE tank rounds. Solutions, Stalin sent in the Mongolian units.  No problem for those savages, they would do the unthinkable and absolutely take pleasure in it.

My pick (not that I have a clue) is a Bosnian style fracturing and disintegration into total internal war based on tribe vs tribe (Race, belief, religion, politics, Individual vs the Statist, you name you're own).  Amerika is too large a continent to hold and it is not like pre-soviet Russia (The weapons in private hand and the abundance of capable folks within).  Times have changed and the outcome is by no means already settled for Obumma and the real backers of all this chaos.

So some kind of redux is certainly coming however, as you say, who knows when.

Nice conversation that would never happen on the MSM shit-box and turd-rags.


Sun, 03/31/2013 - 03:47 | 3393011 DoneThis2Long
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"My pick (not that I have a clue) is a Bosnian style fracturing and disintegration into total internal war based on tribe vs tribe"

Yep .... I think it will unfold so:

  1. China for the $$$$$$$$ due them, gets Taiwan and all the rest of the nations now awaiting our "safe-guarding", and if they promise not to screw with us, will throw in Japan!!
  2. Ruskies: Vlad has been chomping at the bit to get Aliaska back, again for the $$$$$$$ due them (I don't recall them unwinding their bond holdings - 2nd or 3rd) largest as I recall !!
  3. After a bloody and protracted civil war:
    1. Latinos get the SW.
    2. Blacks, if Farrakhan had his wish, the central South: GA, Mississippi, etc etc
    3. Whites get the now red states ... Mountain area, and the plains including Texas - Perhaps TX goes it alone although tough v. now a bigger mexico.....
    4. Muslims have been hoovering in the Michigan, Minnesota area,
    5. Jews get the "power & financial center ... well the ruins of it" aka NY, NJ, DC ... basically the NE area.
    6. and the SE ..... ???? Obamastan???? A cemetery for all those killed in the shittin' mess????
    7. Obummer gets Hawaii ?!?!

I am sure I forgot a whole bunch, not that it maters since this is fiction (?), but then so were other scenarios which today are all too common.

I still finding it weird thinking of this as a damn good possibility not some bullshit story (oh how I wish it were). The problems we face are huge, and the clowns we have in "leader-sheep" are just too lame for the jobs at hand. Ohhhh one more stunning bit of disturbing detail: virtually ALL uber wealthy are bolting this country along with their fortunes and have been for the past 4 years or so. WHY??

If media and politicians would have done their jobs..... just "would they" .... <shakes head>.

"Nice conversation that would never happen on the MSM shit-box and turd-rags"

Enjoyed it indeed.... and I hope I am wrong on all fronts... :-/


Sun, 03/31/2013 - 18:16 | 3394233 JoBob
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oh... never mind.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:54 | 3392026 Salt
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They didn't choose Topeka because Kim Jong says he's gonna nuke it.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:46 | 3391457 GoldForCash
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And now it's on to connecticut and lets win there!

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:03 | 3391316 Abraxas
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Actually, the police was Gestapo. SS were the special forces, death squads (einsatzgruppen), economy rulers and the insurers of the 'purity' of the race.

But, it's not like you wanted Gestapo to show up at your door either.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:06 | 3391349 GetZeeGold
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Oh I see.....kinda like our DHS?

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:07 | 3391355 Abraxas
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Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:33 | 3391581 Bicycle Repairman
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Cheka.  NKVD. Stasi.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:43 | 3391612 Abraxas
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MOSAD, KOS, SMERSH. Brigada Mobila. Securitate.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 16:37 | 3392132 Rusty Diggins
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Guardia Civil



had to sneak that in.

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 06:03 | 3393071 Moe Howard
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Salvadoran Treasury Police.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:38 | 3391596 DoneThis2Long
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DHS is the New and improved form of Gestapo.

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 09:24 | 3393165 Tunga
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"DHS is the New and improved form of Gestapo." - DoneThis2Long

DoneThis2Long; DHS also pays assholes to go on the www and pretend to be Patriotic Americans all ready to go to war against the government. They preach fear and futility in their fake sermons. Sometimes two or more of them will attack each other in mock display of "our differences" but they usually work things out once they find out that they are all on the "same page". You get where the Tunga is coming from now don't you DoneThis2Long?
Certainly the comments section here at zeroHedge is above reproach though. Nobody who works for DHS would be smart enough to get on THIS message board. Right, DoneThis2Long?

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 11:12 | 3393288 DoneThis2Long
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ugh??? Is your post the result of bad drugs, or is that the normal effect???

What gave me away ???

LOL .... good one Tunga. BTW, I hope you have a good chunk of $ for the taxi ride back from the depths of the left field cuz you sure as fuck are waaay out there.

I hope you are not a gooberment writing analysts. On the other hand, if you are, it would explain a thing or two.

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 19:54 | 3394480 Tunga
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you sure as fuck are waaay out there


- DoneThins2Long
You don't have to be crazy to take on the one world order; but it helps.

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 23:15 | 3394967 DoneThis2Long
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Its a fine line between bravery and insanity. isn't it? I've been walking it my whole life !

I'll buy you a beverage when I cash my DHS wages check, but BYB cuz it will be a long wait for that check !!!!  ha ha ...:-)


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:14 | 3391370 cossack55
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Sorry, must disagree.  The police were still just the police.  Some were later formed into police battalions and even a police division, but they were still basically ordinary police used for police duties behind the lines (including killing Jews and prisoners).  The Gestapo were the secret police, similar to what the FBI used to be.  Now our common police most compare to the Waffen SS.  Sad.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:23 | 3391388 Abraxas
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Right. Gestapo = Geheime Staatspolizei, basically the political police, which as you said correlates with FBI, but also would have some regular police and CIA functions. All three forces (Gestapo, SS and Police) were under the same boss, the real # 2 in Nazi Germany - Heinrich Himmler.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:41 | 3391448 FeralSerf
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Janet Napolitano = Himmler

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:39 | 3391600 Bicycle Repairman
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Janet Napolitano = Genrikh Grigoryevich Yagoda = Nikolai Ivanovich Yezhov = Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria = Marcus Wolfe

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:25 | 3391691 knukles
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= Cuddles

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 23:51 | 3392848 Rogue Trooper
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Well, we, whom let us say are the last of the free thinking individualist types, have not at this point lost the war. Lavrentiy Pavlovich Beria did end up with a bullet in his head.  He got off quite easily in my opinion even if he did piss his pants, cried and begged for forgiveness. I, for one, would have made Beria suffer for his unspeakable crimes much longer.

Sure its not looking good on Freedom Front line but again, we have not lost the war, yet.

Ever hopeful...

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:59 | 3391903 Pseudo Anonym
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well, this needs clarification

the police was Gestapo. SS were the special forces

gestapo was the secret police.  these were undercover agents, like fbi, that answered to the SS.

edit: clarified above.  i dont read all comments.  i guess i should.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 21:30 | 3392683 CompassionateFascist
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Nice try, but still wrong. You are desribing the "administrative" or Allgemeine-SS. 90% of SS personnel were the 30 frontline Waffen-SS Armored and Infantry Divisions. And over half of these men were non-German anti-communists recruited from all the nations of Europe. 3rd SS-Panzer "Totenkopf" Division excepted, which drew some of its initial draft from concentration camp guards, the Waffen-SS had nothing to do with the Einsatzgruppen or death camps.   

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:59 | 3391333 Ace Ventura
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In modern USSA, you DEFINITELY do NOT want the police to show up. If they do, there is a very high probability that they will start looking for additional cans of worms to open, usually looking for any reason at all to turn shit upside down and maybe get some good loot/busts/career-advancing actions out of it.

So your place got robbed, Mr. Public? Hmmm....why do you have a safe in your basement? Do you have a license for these? Is that shed in your backyard up to code? What's all that gear you have inside of it for? Is that a bruise on your kids arm? Do you have drugs on the premises? Do you have any weapons on the premises? Are you on any sort of prescription meds? Why is your spouse looking so distraught? Do you have domestic problems?

To protect and serve, naturally.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:20 | 3391391 a growing concern
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"Why are you pointing that shotgun at me?"

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:01 | 3391500 rwe2late
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even more likely is
"you are under arrest for pointing that camera at me."

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:59 | 3391489 rwe2late
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The police and their "fusion centers" are drift net searching for "suspicious activity". No longer is there the presumption of innocence.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:05 | 3391507 ghandi
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I love it that the presumed-guilty party were missing a greenthumb,



For growing three tomatoes, one melon, and two squash plants!


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:48 | 3391620 DoneThis2Long
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"In modern USSA, you DEFINITELY do NOT want the police to show up. If they do, there is a very high probability that they will start looking for additional cans of worms to open, usually looking for any reason at all to turn shit upside down and maybe get some good loot/busts/career-advancing actions out of it."

and it will get much worse..... IF WE ALLOW IT!!!

Boycotting silently does wonders and it feels good to, besides saving bucks.

Forget rallies - why spend money with the vary assholes we are trying to rid of ... namely big corporations??? Just stop buying anything other than the strictly necessary, but send emails to various entities being affected letting them know why they lost the business. Of course one person doing it would be a laugh, but if we unite and target these fuckers in an organized fashion  ....

Forget google, facebook, twitter .... all you are doing is helping the enemies. 

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:28 | 3391838 mofreedom
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two cops say, well we can't arrest you but we can throw you in the nuthouse for that word you said...72 hour surveilance which turns into 120 with weekends.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:08 | 3391358 FireBrander
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3rd Post and we're talking Hitler already? That was fast...


Any news on the black market gun trade...sounds lucrative...especially today...

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:15 | 3391374 cossack55
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I think Eric Holder is looking for some distributors.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:34 | 3391586 DoneThis2Long
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Bloomberg has been studying from the same book as Hitler, since he is building upon Hitler's approach to freedom of citizenry. Not that is one fucker who ought to be the poster child for tyranny and narcissism ..... ugh ..... hypocrisy too!!!

If he had his way, which he is trying hard, US will be like North Korea.

Bloomberg makes Obummer look like a Boys Scout.

Remember, he is the POS who pushed for the mosque facing the Freedom Plaza to get the green light !!!

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:31 | 3391698 knukles
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And had a problem with the pork slaughterhouse next door to provide fresh ribs to the BBQ across the street because the people at the Mosque were so sensitive about the "kill all the fucking non believers" neon signs they wuz gonna hang outside

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 21:42 | 3392695 CompassionateFascist
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Yes, billionaire-Stalinist Bloomberg is the operational definition of the term: Subversive Jew. 

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 00:06 | 3392868 Rogue Trooper
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If these statist do not win this he could well suffer the same fate has Beria. Either way he will need to get out and ensure absolute security or face a Drug Lord like existance. He has the funds and of course the connections but he will have to look at every Xi trained escort with a watchful eye and hope they all remain absolutely loyal and security has not been compromised. The best he can hope, post SHTF, will be to live like Karzai of the 'Stan.

Will the real Snake Plissken please stand up.

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 03:34 | 3393014 DoneThis2Long
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"Either way he will need to get out and ensure absolute security or face a Drug Lord like existance"

He is not worried. He said so!!! -

"Some New Yorkers may have wondered what Mayor Bloomberg was smoking when he proclaimed he has his "own army” and admitted he "smoked up" in college during an unscripted speech at MIT Tuesday"

And this:

"Mayor Bloomberg boasted yesterday that "I have my own army" in the NYPD and, if that wasn't enough to establish the city as a worldwide power, added "I have my own state department" as well."

This guy is an animal:

There is more but I made my point and you are net savy you can find more. His personal security detail are the only cops in Bermuda to pack 24/7, while he spends time at his house there ... not kidding.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:56 | 3391626 Randall Cabot
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Actually if you weren't a traitor to Germany like the jews were you didn't have anything to worry about.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:35 | 3391978 dark pools of soros
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exactly - people try to compare to the bankers here..  I guess you can in a way.. if you are a rich jew banker you have nothing to worry about in America

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 03:40 | 3393015 DoneThis2Long
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Cannot speak for others, but my comment was regarding Bloomberg the hypocrite - with zero regard for his heritage, pedigree, bloodline .... Just a power hungry narcissistic asshole.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:56 | 3391760 SilverFish
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Oh, I dunno. I imagine they would be very helpful if you were a member of Hitler Youth and your cat was stuck up in a tree.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:41 | 3391870 kinetik
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The SS were certainly not the police. Where did you get this "information" anyway. Learn to history before you start typing bullshit kk. Thanks.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:27 | 3391563 hardcleareye
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The responsibilities of the Police is NOT to protect you.  

They are solely responsible for enforcing the laws.....  not preventing crimes.

When I took my concealed weapons permit class our teacher was a retired chief of police from a large US city, he went into pains-taking detail on just what to expect from a police officer under various circumstances..... and advise on how to handle yourself in those circumstances (Shut The FUCK Up seemed to be the common message........).  Including keeping an attorney on retainer, which I do...

If I recall from the lecture he said words to the effect...This "serve and protect" crap you all have been spoon fed since you were kids is fairy tale made up by Disney.... and then he went on to explain how the police do their jobs and what to expect from them.

I came away from that one very thoughtful......

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:04 | 3391644 DoneThis2Long
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But does not say right on the squad cars "To serve and protect"? ha ha ha

This is a fantastic lesson on that very point - not talking to cops. It is a must watch in its entirety!


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 19:53 | 3392501 StychoKiller
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From "Transformers 1": "Barricade"

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:26 | 3391252 King_of_simpletons
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Poor Cypriots. Here we can own guns and yet an individual saver gets screwed and relieved of his savings by QE and ZIRP.

Moral of the story: Guns don't protect your money in the bank.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:30 | 3391267 Stoploss
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See, to make a statement.  Drag a banker out of a bank and set him on fire outside the bank.


Gun control not very effective then, is it.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:57 | 3391327 RacerX
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Yes molotov cocktails were the first thing I thought of reading this article.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:05 | 3391343 hedgeless_horseman
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I bet there are laws against stealing people's money in Cyprus, too.  Didn't seem to stop anyone.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:06 | 3391351 knukles
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Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:21 | 3391359 hedgeless_horseman
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Private citizens are completely forbidden from owning handguns and rifles in any calber, even .22 rimfire.

Any laws against gasoline, glass bottles, rags, tape, or styrofoam? No.


Are the telephone systems for the ECB's Cypriot offices axe proof? No.

Are the tires on the Troika representative's cars fireproof? No.

Apparently, there is no riot in Cypriot.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:23 | 3391396 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Outlaw fire estiquishers..................

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:23 | 3391398 a growing concern
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Wow, that other dude sure is being helpful... standing there watching his friend burn.  Well, at least he's holding his little lexan shield.  Pretty sure those aren't fireproof, though.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:53 | 3391475 nonclaim
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"that other dude sure is being helpful"

They are not trained to help...

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:32 | 3391707 A Nanny Moose
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He's calling 911. Only the fire dept can put out a fire.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:44 | 3391453 Schmuck Raker
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Highly trained police - if you are on fire the best thing to do is RUN.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:39 | 3391443 RacerX
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I'm sure those laws only apply to "The Little People".

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:57 | 3391486 McMolotov
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Thanks for thinking of me.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:59 | 3391493 Oldwood
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Fire bombs are not a very good defensive weapon, mostly offensive. The people of Cyprus have no means of personal defense when faced with a totalitarian government, or even the illusion of such. What this means is there can be no peaceful transformation. The system is constructed so as to make any resistance an act of terrorism. This is where Americans are being driven. Push us into radicalism as the only available response left us. Once guns are relatively illegal, all modes of self defense will be terroristic in nature. We find ourselves already under that classification now by simply resisting the enactment of gun laws. If you are against anything that was legal even two years ago, you are an extremist hater, to be feared. The past is to be feared and the progressive future represents love and enlightenment. Lemmings off the cliff we go.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:58 | 3391905 Radical Marijuana
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Yes, Oldwood, multiple up-arrows!

Zombie Sheeple appear to be worse than apocryphal lemmings.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 13:33 | 3391711 A Nanny Moose
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...Light a banker on fire. Keep him warm for the rest of his life.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:37 | 3391282 knukles
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We enjoy the ability to own firearms
Note the operative enjoy
The reality, as you point out, is when the politicians who control the police, courts and enforcement "selection" entertain lawlessness by their financial enablers, the peasants monies are subsumed in every way possible by said group of institutions in concert for self aggrandizement
That was the reason for precious metals based monetary systems...
Ah, the power of greed, the inequities of the selfish and tyranny of evil mes.
Just sayin....

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:49 | 3391305 Winston of Oceania
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You always know just what to say...  ^50

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:16 | 3391360 knukles
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Would you PLEASE convince Mrs K of such

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:22 | 3391397 Tijuana Donkey Show
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A prophet is never respected in his own land. 

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 20:00 | 3392513 Blano
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Jesus and knuckles have something in common.  : )

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:27 | 3391255 Crash Overide
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Just makes me wonder what the scene there would be like if half the population was armed like an American hillbilly?

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:42 | 3391998 dark pools of soros
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they wouldn't of had any money in the bank to lose

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 15:46 | 3393945 DosZap
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Just makes me wonder what the scene there would be like if half the population was armed like an American hillbilly?


Newsflash!!!!!!!!,it's not the Hillbilly's doing the buying of the TO Be banned arms, trust me.

I see it every day............and they are not Hillbillys.

Ran into a 65 yr old Vietnam vet Weds at one of my local haunts, he said he a had thousands and thousands of rounds stockpiled, and he was not planning on turning anything in.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:27 | 3391256 kaiserhoff
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In the 1860's Gettysburg had a strict prohibition against the discharge of firearms.

Good thing Bobby Lee and General Meade where law abiding.  Otherwise, there might have been quite a kerfuffle.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 14:53 | 3391890 Radical Marijuana
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Yeah, fattail, there appears to be a clear historical correlation between disarming people, and then robbing & murdering them.

Watch out when the United Nations sticks its immaculate hypocrisy in a country! Canadians spent more than a billion dollars sitting around in peace keeping missions in Cyprus for a long time, back when a billion was still a lot of money. It is not clear that anything was accomplished, other than allowing the underlying problems to get bigger ...

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:44 | 3392003 dark pools of soros
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a billion is still a lot of money..  when it isn't, we are all broke

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 19:56 | 3392505 Go Tribe
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It explains nothing. The people are quiet as sheep over there. I doubt there are no guns in Cyprus and a few good men over there could make sure the other side doesn't have theirs. The sheeple were promised food and board and that's all they believe their futile lives are worth.

Sun, 03/31/2013 - 15:38 | 3393922 DosZap
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Well, that is what Feinstein has basically called for for the US citizens, which most will say NO WAY.

People are not buying weapons that are to be banned a double the usual rate to turn them in,any more than they are buying thousands of rounds for same.


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:21 | 3391243 OptionNinjaNYC
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When it comes down to survival, even a piece of paper can be more dangerous than a Handgun. The European House of Cards is crumbling.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:21 | 3391244 TeamDepends
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What about shanks and shivs?

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:40 | 3391287 knukles
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I knew a skank in college and let me tell you, you would not want to own her.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:43 | 3391297 kaiserhoff
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I'll be her momma thought she was... well, maybe not.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:59 | 3391332 knukles
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I never asked her as they'd taken me on a break down to a cabin they owned in Kentucky on a lake. (They were from Cincinnati). The whole family had the morals of demented sexual Mongols in heat
And the Horney old toad Knukieboy found it terribly uncomfortable.
The neighbors came over and the neighbor guy was hittin on the skank the neighbors wife on the husband and her mom on me I wasn't responding as I was so creeped out so the skanks momma just sat there crying, everybody was drunk as a buncha 24/7/365 alkies, I didn't want to disappear into the lake or be abandoned in the middle on Buttfucknowhere KY, and I had nightmares the states initials ready did stand for KY jelly and wanted no part of it

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 11:10 | 3391353 TeamDepends
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"You got a purdy mouth, boy."  cue theme from Deliverence

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 12:56 | 3391632 ebworthen
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Poor knukles, sounds like you took a trip to the Polyamory Twilight Zone!

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:24 | 3391250 Counterfiat
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Are blades illegal? You know the ones on the end of a dozer, parked in front of a bank.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:29 | 3391253 TeamDepends
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Don't see Stealth Bombers mentioned anywhere.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:28 | 3391260 BurningFuld
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Exactly...what better place to test the new confiscation protocol.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:30 | 3391263 The Invisible Foot
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Don't worry, it will get worse.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:30 | 3391264 GeorgeHayduke
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Guillotines also are quite dangerous and effective, but they usually are wielded by mobs rather than individuals.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 15:00 | 3391907 Iocosus
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I hear the US government has quite a few.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:30 | 3391266 Conax
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I wonder if they let the Cypriots have slugs.

Slugs extend the useful range quite a bit. 

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:58 | 3391322 agent default
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They can always use wax slugs or cut shells.  Much better antipersonnel performance and cheaper.  I prefer them to ordinary slugs myself.  Lets face it, even the cheap "target" slugs are a rip off.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:59 | 3391329 Agent P
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I'm guessing it's all birdshot.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:30 | 3391270 Burticus
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Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States. - Noah Webster


Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:34 | 3391273 overhere2000
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Unfortunately, it is no longer the case.

Sat, 03/30/2013 - 10:41 | 3391290 MinnesotaMD
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If I was a Cypriot who had substantial savings swapped for bankrupt bank stock 37.5 cents/euro, the term vandalism wouldn't begin to cover it. You don't need a gun to cause incredible havoc, but it isn't a path to salvation. At least not the stuff I'm dreaming up.

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