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Guest Post: 11 Economic Crashes That Are Happening Right Now

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Submitted by Michael Snyder of The Economic Collapse blog,

The stock market is not crashing yet, but there are lots of other market crashes happening in the financial world right now.  Just like we saw back in 2008, it is taking stocks a little bit of extra time to catch up with economic reality.  But almost everywhere else you look, there are signs that a financial avalanche has begun.  Bitcoins are crashing, gold and silver are plunging, the price of oil and the overall demand for energy continue to decline, markets all over Europe are collapsing and consumer confidence in the United States just had the biggest miss relative to expectations that has ever been recorded.  In many ways, all of this is extremely reminiscent of 2008.  Other than the Bitcoin collapse, almost everything else that is happening now also happened back then.   So does that mean that a horrible stock market crash is coming as well?  Without a doubt, one is coming at some point.  The only question is whether it will be sooner or later.  Meanwhile, there are a whole lot of other economic crashes that deserve out attention at the moment.

The following are 11 economic crashes that are happening RIGHT NOW...

#1 Bitcoins

As I write this, the price of Bitcoins has fallen more than 70 percent from where it was on Wednesday.  This is one of the reasons why I have never recommended Bitcoins to anyone.  Yes, alternative currencies are a good thing, but there are a lot of big problems with Bitcoins.  Why would anyone want to invest in a currency that could lose 70 percent of its purchasing power in just two days?  Why would anyone want to invest in a currency where a single person can arbitrarily decide to suspend trading in that currency at any time?

An article by Mike Adams of Natural News described some of the things that we have learned about Bitcoins this week...

#1) The bitcoin infrastructure cannot handle a selloff. Once the rush for the exits gains momentum, you will not be able to get out. Only those who sell early will be able to exit the market.


#2) The bitcoin infrastructure is subject to the whims of just one person running MTGox who can arbitrarily decide to shut it down whenever he thinks the market needs a "cooling period." This is nearly equivalent to a financial dictatorship where one person calls the shots.


#3) Every piece of bad news will be "spun" by exchanges like MTGox into good-sounding news. As bitcoin was crashing yesterday by 60% in value in mere hours, MTGox announced it was a "victim of our own success!" So while bitcoin holders watched $1 billion in market valuation evaporate, MTGox called it a success. Gee, then what would you call it when bitcoin loses 99%? A "raging" success?

#2 Gold

The price of gold was down by about 4 percent on Friday.  Gold has now fallen below $1500 an ounce for the first time since July 2011.  Overall, the price of gold has fallen by about 10 percent since the beginning of the year, and it is about 22 percent below the record high set back in September 2011.

Yes, the price of gold is likely being pushed down by the banksters.  And yes, gold is a fantastic investment for the long-term.  But there will be times when the price of gold does fall dramatically just like we saw back in 2008.

#3 Silver

The price of silver fell by about 5 percent on Friday.  If it falls much more it is going to be at a level that presents a historically good buying opportunity.

Just like gold, there will be times when the price of silver swings dramatically.  But the truth is that silver is probably an even better long-term investment than gold is.

#4 Oil

The price of oil declined by about 3 percent on Friday.  Many will consider this a positive thing, but just remember what happened back in 2008.  Back then, the price of oil dropped like a rock.  If the price of oil gets below $80, that could very well be a clear signal that a major economic crisis is about to happen.

#5 Consumer Confidence

As I mentioned above, consumer confidence in the U.S. just had its biggest miss relative to expectations that has ever been recorded.  The following is from an article posted on Zero Hedge on Friday...

Well if this doesn't send the market into all-time record high territory, nothing ever will: seconds ago the UMich Consumer Confidence plummeted from 78.6 to 72.3, on expectations of an unchanged 78.6 print. This was not only a 9 month low in the index, but more importantly the biggest miss to expectations in recorded history!

#6 Retirement Accounts

According to Wells Fargo, the number of Americans taking loans from their 401(k) accounts has risen by 28 percent over the past year...

Through an analysis of participants enrolled in Wells Fargo-administered defined contribution plans, the bank announced today that in the fourth quarter of 2012, there was a 28 percent increase in the number of people taking loans out from their 401(k) and that the average new loan balances increased to $7,126 from those taken out in the fourth quarter of 2011 - a 7% increase from $6,662.


Of the participants who took out loans, the greatest percentage were to people in their 50s (34.2%), followed by those in their 60s (28.9%) and then by those in their 40s (27.3%). The increase among participants in their 50s was nearly double the increase among those under 30. This is based on an analysis of a subset of 1.9 million eligible participants in retirement plans that Wells Fargo administers.


“The increased loan activity particularly among older participants is concerning because those are the years when workers can start to make ‘catch-up’ contributions and really need to focus on preparing for retirement,” said Laurie Nordquist, director of Wells Fargo Retirement.

#7 Casino Spending

Casino spending is declining again.  Many people (including myself) would consider this to be a good thing, but casino spending is also one of the most reliable indicators about the overall health of the economy.  Remember, casino spending crashed during the last financial crisis as well.  That is why it is so alarming that casino spending is now back to levels that we have not seen since the last recession.

#8 Employment In Greece

Over in Europe, things just continue to get worse.  According to numbers that were just released, the unemployment rate in Greece has soared to 27.2 percent, which was up from 25.7 percent the previous month.  That means that the unemployment rate in Greece rose by 1.5 percent in just a single month.  That is not just a crash - that is an avalanche of unemployment.

#9 European Financial Stocks

European financial stocks have been hit particularly hard lately.  And for good reason actually - most of the major banks in Europe are essentially insolvent at this point.  This week, European financial stocks fell to seven month lows, and this is probably only just the beginning.

#10 Spanish Bankruptcies

According to Reuters, the number of Spanish companies going bankrupt has risen by 45 percent over the past year...

A record number of Spanish companies went bust in the first quarter of 2013 as companies remained under intense pressure from tight credit conditions and meager demand, a study showed on Monday.


The 2,564 firms filing for insolvency proceedings in first three months of the year was a 10 percent rise from the previous quarter and a 45 percent increase on the same period in 2012, the survey by credit rating agency Axesor said.

#11 Demand For Energy

Just like we saw back in 2008, the overall demand for energy in the United States is falling rapidly.  There are some shocking charts that prove this that were recently posted on Zero Hedge that you can find right here.

Yes, it is good for people to use a bit less energy, but it is also a clear indication that economic activity is really starting to slow down.

But despite everything that you have just read, the Dow and the S&P 500 have been setting new record highs.

And if you listen to the mainstream media, you would think that this stock market bubble can continue indefinitely.

Fortunately, there are a few voices of reason out there.  For example, just check out what Marc Faber recently told CNBC...

In the near-term, the U.S. stock market is overbought and adding that any more near-term gains portend big trouble for the market, "The Gloom, Boom & Doom Report" publisher Marc Faber told CNBC on Monday.


"If we continue to move up, the probability of a crash becomes higher," Faber predicted in a "Squawk Box" interview, saying it could happen "sometime in the second half of this year."

As I have written about previously, a bubble is always the biggest right before it bursts.  I hope that we still have at least a little bit more time before it happens, but I wouldn't count on it.

The economic fundamentals tell us that the stock market should be plunging, not rising.  At some point the boys over on Wall Street will get the message and the market will catch up to reality very, very rapidly.

But for the moment, the American people are feeling really good.  According to CNN, Americans are now more optimistic than they have been in six years...

As the stock market continues to show record highs, the number of Americans who say things are going well in the country has reached 50% for the first time in more than six years, according to a new national survey.

So what do you think will happen for the rest of the year?

Do you think that the good times will continue to roll, or do you believe that the bubble is about to burst?

A Market Crash Is Coming


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Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:50 | 3443400 freewolf7
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Ready as I'm gonna be...

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:02 | 3443438 TeamDepends
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We're on an express elevator to hell- goin' down!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:09 | 3443452 Ineverslice
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Someone wake up Hicks...


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:11 | 3443463 TeamDepends
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Is this going to be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:15 | 3443492 knukles
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Lies, alll lies.
Somebody whoever it was on CNBS said that too many people were reading Zerohedge and not listening enough to whatever, that the world economy is fixed and everything's all OK.
So I'm going to crawl in bed, pull the covers over my head and wait until the Ativan, Zoloft and NyQuil kick in.
Keep repeating after me...
Everything's all fucking hunky dorey, asshole.
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(soft crying sounds emanating from under covers)

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:36 | 3443550 Downtoolong
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Heard something similarly disgusting on the MSM today myself. One jackass money manager actually tried to use the argument that the reason people hadn't rushed back into the stock market (until now) is because they were thinking about it to much. In other words, all you have to do to get rich is look at the trend and jump on it. And, of course, that is exactly why a perfect trend has been manufactured.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:42 | 3443565 markmotive
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Actually, I think the comment is subtly referring to average investors as sheep. They wait until everyone else is doing something and they wait for confirmation before moving in.

There's a difference between the way the rich and poor think.The poor wait to see what the rich do and then copy. The rich see what the poor are doing and then do the opposite.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:42 | 3443566 YBNguy
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He forgot to count most Liberal-Progressive cities.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:55 | 3443626 SafelyGraze
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re: bitc

buying the dips

but which undervalued asset to buy? the bonds or the equities?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:22 | 3443829 Shocker
Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:00 | 3444013 savagegoose
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re bitcoin


" Gee, then what would you call it when bitcoin loses 99%? A "raging" success? "


no a true   challenge to fiat

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:13 | 3444032 Scarlett
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First on Italy, now this:


German man caught 'smuggling' gold at Greek airport

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 08:02 | 3444241 GetZeeGold
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Had he sewn it into his clothes it would have been a clean getaway - Chuck Munger

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:42 | 3444416 Pinto Currency
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Physical gold disappearing:


Interview with Andrew Maguire LBMA gold market insider and whistle blower re. physical market desperation:

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:49 | 3444630 TuesdayBen
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According to what I've been reading about US oil/gas fracking/horizontal drilling, the unprecedented oil boom now getting underway in this country - a MASSIVE, MASSIVE boom generating huge income - will not just offset but reverse any current US economic weakness.

The US will be the world's largest oil producer in 4 years.  The US will dominate world markets for natural gas.

Bear this all in mind.  And read up on the topic or be burned...  I am reading all I can right now....

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:40 | 3444770 Pinto Currency
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Implications of the Obama Administration and Fed Reserve tag team to kill the dollar:


They will create chaos.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 16:17 | 3445082 kchrisc
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However, they have not factored in that the guillotine WILL rise out of said chaos.      hujel

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 17:18 | 3445182 Pinto Currency
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It probably will, but that is not going to solve the greater problem created by the psychopaths.

And they are psychopaths:

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 20:21 | 3445497 tango
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It's been posted before but it's worth repeating.  Simply owning natural resoures does not create prosperity.   If that were the case, Nigeria would not be mired in miserable poverty, Venezuela would not be a train wreck and Russia would be the wealthiest nation on Earth.  It is culture, management, planning and goals that create wealth. If history is any teacher, then one need look no farther than Spain, Portugal, Arabia, CHina and the Netherands - all once great empires with massive wealth that in the end were unsustainable.   

The new fossil fuel may even prove harmful if it detracts funding and attention from alternative fuels.  "Why bother since we have all this natural gas / shale oil?"   Recall that in 1975 the UK said the North Sea oil would last for 200 years.  Britain now imports (and desperate for that 27% of the budget that came from oil). 

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 04:44 | 3446110 TuesdayBen
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Point well taken

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 16:14 | 3445075 kchrisc
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I once, several years ago, had a sheeple tell me, in response to my assertion that the drug war is a violation of people's natural property rights, that it's not bad because it's not gold they're taking.

I wonder what she thinks now that they have moved on to gold and silver.

Government, the idea and all governments are just a criminal band of thugs and thieves hiding behind a lie and lies while they live off of you and yours until you become a drag or threat and they need to kill you.            hujel

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:44 | 3444209 draug
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The remark about mt.gox is pretty disingenuous as the original comment was clearly about their technical troubles (caused by too much traffic), not about the market crash. Though guess it's easy to be "right" when you take everything out of context.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 08:10 | 3444271 GetZeeGold
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That almost made sense......almost.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:42 | 3444764 draug
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Ok, with a teaspoon:

"We crashed because of our success" - our servers were overloaded with legitimate traffic and stopped working. This is what Mt. Gox said. High levels of traffic to a website is generally regarded as "success" by online businesses. This came in response to earlier speculation of a DDoS attack.

"BTC's value crashed because it's successful" - this is what the dumbass writing this article THOUGHT they were saying, which doesn't make any sense, and thus is incorrectly used as "evidence" that the Mt. Gox guys are incompetent or worse.

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 06:16 | 3446154 GetZeeGold
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They Call The Wind Mariah

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:02 | 3444017 Terminus C
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Bitcoin is a test.

Here comes the real thing re: digital currency.

but it's anonymous.... and infinitely divisible... what can possibly go wrong.  The irony here is they gave the winners of the challenge... gold bullion.  WTF?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:25 | 3444046 Croesus
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It's cash, and there's no way for Big Brother to know what you do. This is why Big Brother does not want you to have cash.

This also should prove, once and for all, that BITCOIN was not, and is not, "anti-establishment", as claimed by many of its supporters.  

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 01:55 | 3444107 Deo vindice
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Every time you pay with cash you are doing a small part to frustrate the system.

Not to mention, you do yourself a big favour by staying debt free.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 03:10 | 3444152 francis_sawyer
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Ask for your change in 'nickles' while you're at it... Nickles ain't joobux...

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 08:01 | 3444246 GetZeeGold
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Do think we're all Kyle Bass?

Who the hell can afford nickels in this economy?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 09:38 | 3444340 francis_sawyer
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As long as they keep making 'em the same way they have since 1945, I'll keep trading paper notes for hard goods & asking for the change in nickles...

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:16 | 3444379 SilverDOG
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Had a big pile of nickels.


Took to bank yesterday, then went to LCS and bought pile of mercury dimes.


Bye bye nickels. Worth less than face value.



Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:31 | 3444487 GeezerGeek
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Back in the 1830s or so gold coins were actually worth less as gold than the face value indicated. This was done on purpose to foster gold coin usage and keep the coins in circulation rather than being kept out of circulation. This was the result of another great government intervention, the Coinage Act of 1834.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:42 | 3444504 francis_sawyer
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Nickles work in an inflationary or deflationary scenario... The comment above that they're worth less than face [paid in joobux] is a non-starter...

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:27 | 3444736 SilverDOG
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Silver outperforms nickel in either flationary scenario.


Nickels may be purchased @ face value, when nickel commodity is above face value.


Sell the SH&^T and BTFD.


Bank will hold enough nickel for you. Silver... nope.


Check financial IQ.


I did not thumb down. Words are enough.


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:18 | 3444713 Imminent Crucible
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"Nickles ain't joobux..."

Now you got me all confused. If a nickel is the twentieth part of a Federal Reserve Note dollar....doesn't that make it a Federal Reserve Nickel?

You devious closet Zionist! It's a diabolical campaign to get people into joo-nickels and lose their souls. Is there no decency left in the country?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 17:26 | 3445200 TraderTimm
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@francis " < insert race tag >  " sawyer

Oh man, that must've felt good to you, yeah? You managed to go a few days without dropping one. I'm proud of you, but clearly you have a lot more work to do...

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 02:13 | 3444117 BTFDemocracy
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This is WTF territory.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 07:33 | 3444248 GetZeeGold
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About to hit the outer-bands of.......ohh crap!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:49 | 3443751 NoDebt
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He forgot to count Dr. Copper, more importantly.

Go out there with all those things runnin' around?  No thanks.  Send Bishop.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:40 | 3443776 DoChenRollingBearing
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Central Bank Press Release here:


And an article here:

"Today's Massacre"


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:06 | 3444549 mick_richfield
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The poor wait to see what the rich do and then copy. The rich see what the poor are doing and then do the opposite.

So everybody is still basing their decision on others?

Good thing I'm here!  I ignore what everybody else is doing until I can figure out what makes sense, then I do that.

( Which is silver, stored food, farmland, permaculture, firewood, ducks, diesel, spices, solar power for well pump, & reloading equipment, if you must know. )


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:21 | 3444720 Imminent Crucible
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When the SHTF, the BATF will be coming to your farm first, allowing me time to slither over the border from Douglas into Agua Prieta by dark of night.  I do appreciate your thoughtfulness.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:42 | 3443569 lotsoffun
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i don't know about zoloft - but i go to sleep at night knowing that cramer loves me.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:44 | 3443741 The Second Rule
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Cramer's sleep remedy: "bottle of scotch on a dirty linoleum floor."

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 20:44 | 3445565 TeamDepends
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I say we grease this rat-fuck son of a bitch right now!

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 21:05 | 3447970 The Second Rule
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only way to be sure...

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:19 | 3443822 max2205
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Only morons believe anything CNN says....oh wait....

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:57 | 3443597 Abi Normal
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I'm about ready to blow!  These freaks of nature running the corps, banks and govt are CRIMINALS!  Ain't crying here any more, I am damn mad...our kids will pay for this, are we gonna let this happen?


Get right with God thru Christ Jesus!  Then roll on DC and end this charade once and for all!  Shut the place down so nobody can move, no votes in congress, no money printing, NOTHING!  


They're coming for ur guns, ur gold, ur kids, ur preps...take that to the bank people!

I mean my God, they are taxing the RAIN now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:57 | 3443774 FireBrander
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"I think a general Government necessary for us, and there is no form of Government but what may be a blessing to the people if well administered, and believe farther that this is likely to be well administered for a course of years, and can only end in Despotism, as other forms have done before it, when the people shall become so corrupted as to need despotic Government, being incapable of any other." Benjamin Franklin

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 07:35 | 3444250 GetZeeGold
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"A Republic, if you can keep it.” - Benjamin Franklin

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:23 | 3444593 AldousHuxley
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Ben will be glad that the people kept it and now it has become a Bankrupt republic full of illegal immigrants and banksters, corporate citizens, and drones

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 06:18 | 3446164 GetZeeGold
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We've got to pass the bill to see what's in it.


RIP Republic.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:57 | 3443778 The Second Rule
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As JHK pointed out in his latest CFN blog, the reason they are probably NOT coming for your gold is cause most of the people who own gold are heavily armed.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:45 | 3443997 NotApplicable
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They're rapin' er'body up in here!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 02:37 | 3444134 Tsukato
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Do something then, or shut the fuck up!!!!!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 03:45 | 3444165 tenpanhandle
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I am doing something. I'm crapping my pants.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 07:58 | 3444261 GetZeeGold
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No help from the officers, better go ask sarge what to do.


Better stow those metal bars.....or you're gonna get your ass shot off.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 03:03 | 3444149 dunce
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If you are serious about rebelion, start in your own city, county and state. Every thing in DC is resting on the states, kick out the supports. Locals do not have armies at their disposal. I will not say good luck because success is based on plannug and preparation, not luck.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:51 | 3443600 Isotope
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Is that the new thing they're calling the Krugman Kocktail?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:39 | 3444059 H E D G E H O G
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KNUKLES = PLUS ONE HUNDRED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:)

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 05:36 | 3444289 The Second Rule
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Who created this Apocalypse?

Who created this underworld?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 08:48 | 3444290 The Second Rule
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tzameti 13: This is a very disturbing French film. No seriously. This is not for the weak...

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 22:14 | 3445763 Ludwig Van
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2nd Rule -- Thanks for the link. I enjoyed it immensely... in a seriously disturbing sort of way.


Sun, 04/14/2013 - 05:33 | 3446128 The Second Rule
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It's real horrorshow.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:35 | 3444491 GeezerGeek
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Listing drugs you take has placed you on the list of people not deemed acceptable for keeping or bearing arms. Joining you on the list are evangelical Christians, Catholics, raw milk advocates/producers/users, suburbanites with food gardens, preppers, Constitutionalists, and pretty much everyone else with a brain that knows how to use it.


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 14:11 | 3444840 Never One Roach
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Oh yes, and then there's the Bird Flu thing from Forbes:



Urgent Warning On New Bird Flu H7N9: Could Pose Global Threat


As new death reports come in, a team of experts from China published a scary report yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) suggesting that the new H7N9 avian flu virus is even more deadly than previously believed.

The conclusions: H7N9 causes unusually severe respiratory infection, sepsis and brain damage, and appears to be resistant to vaccination and treatment.


Problem is the health officials called "Wolf!" so many times last go round that no one cares about this now.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 15:17 | 3444986 TeamDepends
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Bug hunt.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:25 | 3443511 Poundsand
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Ripley:  "I say we take off and nuke the entre site from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure"

Hudson: "F'n A!"

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:29 | 3443529 westboundnup
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You realize that the only person who made it out alive was Ripley and the little girl?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:17 | 3443682 ParkAveFlasher
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Why don't you put her in charge!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:57 | 3443780 tarsubil
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I thought Hicks made it but was injured.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 06:55 | 3444231 JohnnyBriefcase
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Ripley, Newt, Hicks and Bishop all made it out "alive" depending on what you consider alive in Bishop's case.


Fuck yeah Aliens!!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 07:48 | 3444257 GetZeeGold
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We'd better get back, cause they mostly come out at night.....mostly.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 09:02 | 3444305 TeamDepends
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Burkenanke:  Maybe we could build a fire, sing a couple of songs, huh?  Why dont we try that?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 09:09 | 3444311 JohnnyBriefcase
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Absolutely perfect and relevant.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:28 | 3444739 mick_richfield
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All right, sweethearts, you're a team and there's nothin' to worry about. We come here, and we gonna conquer, and we gonna kick some, is that understood? That's what we gonna do, sweethearts, we are going to go and get some. All right, people, on the ready line! Are ya lean?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 22:35 | 3445798 TeamDepends
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Thanks, Mick. Best one yet....

....there's nothin' to worry about.....


Marines!  We are LEAVING!!!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:30 | 3443532 knukles
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I thought that was Kim Jung Whoeverthefuck and his barber?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:41 | 3443561 TeamDepends
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NK soldier:  How do I get out of this chickenshit outfit?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:57 | 3443620 Fredo Corleone
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"You secure that shit, Hudson !"

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 05:44 | 3444210 jmcadg
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Knuckles - He has a barber do that? I thought it was a drunken night out with his mates. Oh yeah, you're right, he hasn't got any.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:13 | 3443940 dreadnaught
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almost the exact thing said in #1 best of them all

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 02:13 | 3444120 Wile-E-Coyote
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Ripley to Blythe; on Silver "Get away from her you BITCH"

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:51 | 3444653 Jumbotron
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Game over man !  GAME OVER !!!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:41 | 3443732 The Second Rule
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Hudson sir. He's Hicks.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 02:17 | 3444122 Wile-E-Coyote
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Watch those ammo counters go!!

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 12:28 | 3444597 Fredo Corleone
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Well done, Wile-E: autocannons only appeared in Jim Cameron's Director's Cut, not the theatrical release. As Cameron noted:

"A friend described this version as forty miles of bad road. This is the ride we intended you to see..."

Best version of the picture.

Let's saddle up, people.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 15:56 | 3445044 Rogue Trooper
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+100. The Directors cut was much better.

Off topic but the same goes for Apocalypse Now  - Redux.

The French colonial outpost was an important part of the picture and the whole Indochina war(s) for that matter.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 19:04 | 3445352 Fredo Corleone
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I completely agree. One of the eeriest scenes in "Redux" is precisely that which you describe, when Willard encounters the platoon of armed plantation "irregulars" emerging from a lifting mist. Brilliant film; "Redux" should be in every DVD or Blu-ray collection.

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 05:48 | 3446136 The Second Rule
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I've had so many arguments with my friend about this. He swears he saw them in the theater. I keep telling him he did not.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:15 | 3444709 Burt Gummer
Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:06 | 3443924 Handful of Dust
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Just take a look around. We are in a Downward Death Spiral of serious magnitude. More and more businesses are going under and despite this we have measures being implemented that crush businesses further---for example, health care costs, increased postal rates, limits on small business loans, etc. Add to that plunging consumer sales and confidence and I expect it to get much worse unless Barry & Boner do something to stimulate Main Street.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 07:30 | 3444245 JohnnyBriefcase
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I'm pretty sure the whole point is to strangle "main Street" untill every little bit of "private property"(what a quaint idea) is completely owned by the banks.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 13:30 | 3444746 mick_richfield
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You say that like it's a bad thing.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:29 | 3444054 Godspeed You-Se...
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0:15 Seconds  - 0:50 seconds

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 16:04 | 3445057 RafterManFMJ
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Indicator #12

RafterMan's been laid off now for 5 weeks. And God mocks the RafterMan by placing Gold and Silver on sale when he has reduced income.

Considering selling blood plasma to but an ounce of shiny.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 16:43 | 3445114 TraderTimm
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Bitcoin is suffering declines like gold - if you're comparing 2012 to now - on longer timescales, Bitcoin eclipses gold.

Gold - 2012 +7% Recent Drop 4%

Bitcoin - 2012 +188% Recent Drop (From the high of 266 to current last tick ~95.60) 64.06%

But of course, in the quest for pageviews and served ads, it would make sense to sensationalize it - instead of pointing out that Bitcoin has outperformed even with recent data.

Gold and Bitcoin complement each other - which is why I don't understand the constant derision and ridicule. Have fun cherry-picking Tyler, it seems you've bent over backwards to do it this time.


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:50 | 3443404 ManOfBliss
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Let it all burn down. Who gives a fuck anymore.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 19:58 | 3443429 Sudden Debt
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Nero? is that you? :)

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:24 | 3443510 ManOfBliss
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+1,000 Bitcoins

I just killed my wife, and gave a stunning performance as an actor, while having my boyfriend's dick chopped off so he could look like a girl.

Yes, it's me, Nero.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:27 | 3443522 knukles
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He chopped his boyfriend's dingdong off so he could look like a girl?
Whazza matta with him?
Sounds like a model EU public servant.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:40 | 3443564 lotsoffun
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weiner is running for nyc mayor.  ask him for a foto, he'd be glad

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 07:54 | 3444264 GetZeeGold
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Doesn't everyone want a perv weiner for mayor?


Beats the control freak power mad guy we've got now.....just sayin.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:44 | 3444509 GeezerGeek
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If elected, he can ask his wife to apply for a loan from Egypt. At least as long as the Muslim Brotherhood is in power there, at least. Maybe then he won't try to raise taxes.

Nah, he's a leftie; of course he'll try to raise taxes.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:41 | 3443568 nmewn
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It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:59 | 3443629 chasman
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Is that you Buffalo Bob?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:45 | 3443743 Yes_Questions
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Sat, 04/13/2013 - 09:53 | 3444361 GMadScientist
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This really bolsters my thesis about people who own little dogs and talk to them like they're mentally defective toddlers.


Sun, 04/14/2013 - 13:15 | 3446766 knukles
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Careful!  Some of us need the therapy!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:58 | 3443784 The Second Rule
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That you Phil Spector?

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:39 | 3443870 Yes_Questions
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There's a wall of sound in that post?

Fuck, you're good!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:20 | 3443954 The Second Rule
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I have moments.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:40 | 3444062 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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David Carradine went out like a hero

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 01:35 | 3444090 The Second Rule
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In a Batman costume.

Thanks for the softball.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:03 | 3443641 Abi Normal
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Bullish Bobbet...when it hit the windsheild, the daughter said to the dad, whow that bug had a big dick, queue fainting dad!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:26 | 3443513 knukles
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It's Mark Zandi, the Handi Dandi Economist from Moody's who has just been proposed to head up the Fannie and Freddie watchdog.

This is just a fucking charade

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:29 | 3443964 Yes_Questions
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A charade indeed.  Once critical mass is reached in the knowing that debt service is a priority that can shift tiers at will by the debtor, especially one that can create its own damn currency. all NEW bets are on.


The walls become sand beneath their feet.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 09:56 | 3444363 GMadScientist
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He's not very Randi, blames it on Sandi, and toots the nose Candi.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:47 | 3443750 The Second Rule
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"Neeeeeerohhhh! It's time for your violin lessons..."

--Nero's Mom

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 09:58 | 3444369 GMadScientist
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(awww mom...someday, when I'm emperor, you and my step-dad are soooo gonna pay....)


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 16:09 | 3445064 RafterManFMJ
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Pretty sure he played the fiddle. As in, fiddle while it burns.

Sun, 04/14/2013 - 05:51 | 3446137 The Second Rule
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Yeah but the joke only works with violin.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:03 | 3443443 margaris
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Let it all burn down. Who gives a fuck anymore.

Uh, the children do.

If you can't handle life anymore you should go.

Maybe the suicide-booths (as seen in futurama) are not a bad idea after all.

Maybe we should install such a booth on every level of every financial and government institute in the world?

Maybe THAT'S today's answer to the guillotine of 1789.

They WANT to die, maybe we should give them easy opportunities to do so.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:34 | 3443543 Savyindallas
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It will burn  -it is inevitable. It has to so you can rebuild and start afresh  - hopefully-in the process we will burn the banksters, politicians and other treasonous leeches who have sucked the planet dry in their own vampire bloodlust

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:11 | 3443660 Race Car Driver
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+1 use of proper verbiage - 'Treasonous'.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:28 | 3444050 MilleniumJane
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That's the exact word I use when I talk about this shit to people.  Most look at me like I've said something wrong.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 01:43 | 3444097 Skateboarder
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Treasonous to our species.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 23:47 | 3445923 Ludwig Van
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Seditious -- that's another good 'un -- as in the "alien and seditious" government Jefferson warned us about.



Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:41 | 3443734 margaris
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I absolutely agree. But let's concentrate the fire on government and financial buildings. That's all i was saying.

The first post totally made me think that he wants to see EVERYTHING burn, and that's what I disagree with.


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:41 | 3443563 Seer
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This is the System that we're talking about, you know, the COMPLETELY corrupted, improbable (perpetual growth on a finite planet) system!  You want to give THIS to your children?  Look in the mirror if you want to see the real problem...  POOR UNDERSTANDING!

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:43 | 3443727 margaris
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If you want to burn things down, burn the government and financial buildings down.

Do you really advocate that the only way we can get rid of this ruling class is to completely BURN DOWN EVERYTHING in the whole society?


You completely misunderstood the point I was making.


The patient isn't dead, the patient has a tumor, and it is a good advice to surgically remove the tumor.

If you plan on JUST GIVING A FUCK and BURNING EVERYTHING DOWN, then you are going to kill the patient.

And the healthy part of the patient is our children and our future.

Hope I made my point clear now.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:50 | 3443759 Yes_Questions
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The kids will be just fine.  Mine is still young, so this is not flippant. 


Hell, they may appreciate BUILDING something new.



Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:00 | 3444370 GMadScientist
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"Now you see kids, what we have here is...a 'teachable moment'."

Nothing like a negative example to make the costs clear to them.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:07 | 3443799 The Second Rule
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"burn the government and financial buildings down."

Sorry, but that doesn't work like in the Fight Club denouement. Financial enterprises, e.g., banks, exchanges, et al, are not colocated or centralized. They are distributed across a vast interconnected digital landscape. You cannot burn them down even if you wanted to. Like the Sorcerer's Apprentice, we've created a monster that we can no longer control.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 22:47 | 3443887 margaris
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All financial and government buildings are the most pompous megalomaniac structures I have ever seen in my life. Who do they think they are, pharaohs?

It's as if they shove it in our faces, telling us: "Look what we built with the money we just created out of thin air, or stole from you by force! HAHAHA!"


Why is no bankster in prison yet? Why does obama get a peace prize?

The ruling class is all about PR.


A central bank IS centralized per definition. A theft is not "rehypothecation" or "bail-in", its JUST THEFT.

The ruling class loves doublespeak and newspeak.

If we fight them by using words we are going to lose. If we let them distract us with their newspeak, they will just keep fooling us with red herrings and scapegoats.


We must take action (violent and nonviolent) to fight them or make them unnecessary.


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:24 | 3443958 The Second Rule
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A central bank IS centralized per definition.

No it aint. Aint nothing centralized these days.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:41 | 3443991 margaris
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Let's look at it this way: there are a few people in a few structures enslaving the rest of the world population.

Of course, now you can argue that this ruling class has multiple buildings in multiple countries, and also that they readily like to recruit helpers, stooges and accomplices who are all too eager to participate in the raping and pillaging of whole societies.

Yes the octopus has long an multiplying tentacles, but nonetheless, there is a clear centralized structure.

You let the tentacles confuse you... I tell you there is one eye and one brain!


Just follow the money / tentacle and you find the one brain behind this.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:27 | 3444047 The Second Rule
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Find it. I'll help you kill it.

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:54 | 3443767 The Second Rule
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Even guillotines would be more compassionate than the endgame we have going on around here. These days dying is as painful as it is unaffordable. Some cultural observers however are ahead of the curve:

Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:33 | 3443538 The Heart
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"Let it all burn down. Who gives a fuck anymore."






Fri, 04/12/2013 - 20:54 | 3443605 new game
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fires by nature are a good thing, right. what emerges is a new start.

so let the fucker burn and yes FOR THE CHILDERN!

oh and yes, i have some big time pyro in me...

some of my best fires went 40 ' up, tires, used motor oil, car batteries, roofs, insulation, wallboard, walls and the like-it was a dousey! sucked in air like a vacuum-it was crazy, got a tad worried

so fucking hot ya had to shield yourself to get more on.

haven't burned a bank.  just a bankruptcy...


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 21:53 | 3443765 margaris
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Yes, let's free our society from the bankster ruling class.


Have you got your children out of government schools? No? Then why do you advocate the Burning down of everything. Your children will burn now too.

Have you taken all your money out of bank systems and invested them in decentralized monies? No? Then why do you advocate the Burning down of everything. Your children will burn now too.

Have you started your own garden so you can have subsistency and supply yourself with food? No? Then why do you advocate the Burning down of everything. Your children will burn now too.

Have you become part of your community so you have a trusted network of neighbours? No? Then why do you advocate the Burning down of everything. Your children will burn now too.




I think you fools are all crying for the burning down of everything but are not even really independent from the system yourself, then your children are the ones who will suffer most.


Thats all I was saying and repeating here all the time. Nearly no one is ready for the coming transition, that's why I weep over what the children of the unprepared are going to endure.


Fuck all of you: The ones who caused the disaster, and the ones who cheer for collapse although you ABSOLUTELY know that millions of children will burn.


Fri, 04/12/2013 - 23:13 | 3443941 Beam Me Up Scotty
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That kind of burning would be small potatoes to the kind of burning down of everything that COULD happen.  The world didnt have a bunch of H-bombs in WW2.  Now we do.  We have the ability to wipe every man, woman, and child off the face of the earth several times over.  Some people talk so flippantly of burning it down and starting over.  Like start over in 200 million years when another sentient life form re-evolves on the planet?

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:00 | 3444003 margaris
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Exactly, we have no more capacity for retries.

We wasted most ot the easily available energy this planet needed millions of years to produce. We come along and basically use everything up in a few generations.

Well, atleast this got us into industrialization and information age. But at what cost?

Even if the collapse is not as "complete" as a total nuclear holocaust, the survivors will have it much harder this time.

They will be stuck with our pollution, depleted natural resources, destabilized and reduced diversity of flora and fauna, etc...

Basically they will be inescapably stuck in a new dark age for a few thousand years until they just die out in the next iceage.


The only valid way to go as a species is to NOT LET everything collapse this time.

Are some people here actually cheering for a world war three, or what...?




Sat, 04/13/2013 - 00:50 | 3444070 Harbanger
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Some people think that destroying everything will magically transform us into a better society/world.   When's the last time that happened?  Chaos and self destruction actually helps the NWO carry out it's plans.

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 02:19 | 3444125 margaris
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Thank you.

I know only of one or two institutions who profit in peace AND war times, and those are the banks and the military industrial complex (they are probably tentacles of the same beast).


Sat, 04/13/2013 - 10:56 | 3444434 fiftybagger
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Since everyone is in a apocolyptic mood, here's one for ya:

6 Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty.

7 Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man's heart shall melt:

8 And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.

9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

10 For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine.

11 And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible.

12 I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir.

13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

Isaiah 13
King James Bible

Sat, 04/13/2013 - 11:51 | 3444512 Ralph Spoilsport
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For even moar apocalypticalization, this is what inspired the IRS tax codes:

"If you refuse to obey all the terms of this law that are written in this book, and if you do not fear the glorious and awesome name of the LORD your God, then the LORD will overwhelm both you and your children with indescribable plagues.  These plagues will be intense and without relief, making you miserable and unbearably sick.  He will bring against you all the diseases of Egypt that you feared so much, and they will claim you.  The LORD will bring against you every sickness and plague there is, even those not mentioned in this Book of the Law, until you are destroyed.  

Though you are as numerous as the stars in the sky, few of you will be left because you would not listen to the LORD your God.  "Just as the LORD has found great pleasure in helping you to prosper and multiply, the LORD will find pleasure in destroying you, until you disappear from the land you are about to enter and occupy.  For the LORD will scatter you among all the nations from one end of the earth to the other. There you will worship foreign gods that neither you nor your ancestors have known, gods made of wood and stone!  There among those nations you will find no place of security and rest. And the LORD will cause your heart to tremble, your eyesight to fail, and your soul to despair.  Your lives will hang in doubt. You will live night and day in fear, with no reason to believe that you will see the morning light.  In the morning you will say, 'If only it were night!' And in the evening you will say, 'If only it were morning!' You will say this because of your terror at the awesome horrors you see around you.  Then the LORD will send you back to Egypt in ships, a journey I promised you would never again make.  There you will offer to sell yourselves to your enemies as slaves, but no one will want to buy you."

(Deuteronomy 28:58-68 NLT)

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