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On Jon Stewart's Ongoing Vendetta Against CNN

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That CNN's news coverage has been nothing but comedy-(and cringe-)worthy for the past several years, should not be news to anyone by now: perhaps there is no better testament to a society in which a network that breaks news based on fake twitter rumors is still held in high regard. However, in the spirit of reverse psychology memes, does the fact that Jon Stewart is now constantly poking fun at CNN's "news-slaughter", mean that it may be, paradoxically, time to start taking CNN - "the most busted name in news" seriously again? (... that's obviously rhetorical).

When CNN reports via satellite uplink from the same parking lot, funny things happen:

 


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Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:01 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Good 'ol politically correct CNN... A place, [by outstanding virtue of it's efforts in practicing political correctness & decorum], you know you can always count on to find the TRUTH...

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It's getting better all the time folks!

[Now excuse me ~ I'm going to go check out those neato Ford, Maytag, & Finish Diswashing detergent ads]...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:15 | Link to Comment knukles
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And don't forget at the outset of Gulf War 1, Charles Jacko, "Reporting live from whatever" which it turns out was a blue screen (as shown on YouTube) in a NYC studio where they were all stoned and giggling about awaiting the pizza delivery.
Or Geraldo Rivera with a pistol on his hip "reporting live from" when later it turns out he was half way across the country....

Fucking grade school incompetence level propaganda

 

Edit:  CNN is to News as CNBS is to Fiancial Reporting.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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Anybody who hasn't disconnected their cable tv or satellite tv service by now is part of the problem. STOP SUPPORTING THIS WORTHLESS SHIT.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:41 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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Buckaroo B,

Four years and counting.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Midas
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I can't top you years-wise, but to get my internet connection working the cable guy had to pipe in some free cable TV with it.  He thought I would be happy, but when I told him I didn't have a TV and wasn't getting one, he seemed depressed.  He probably doesn't encounter disdain for the TV much in his line of work.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:59 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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Nothing inherently wrong with having a cable TV, lots of things I enjoy watching.

The Official Government Propaganda Network AKK CNN is interesting to watch from time to time, it's basically an alternate reality 24 hr 'news' service with plenty of lurid nonesense and superficial garbage thrown in for good measure.

The fact that it is apparenlty considered legitimate mainstream news is very revealing about how people think & what the latest / greatest .gov propaganda is from both sides of the aisle.  

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Spider
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FOX, CNN, CNBC, all of them are corporate controlled government microphones.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:16 | Link to Comment thisandthat
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Actually, there's plenty of good, quality info to be had there (not in CNN, etc., obviously), as long as you can find it... obviously, you can look it up online instead, too.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:26 | Link to Comment knukles
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Tune in from time to time to find out exactly what the vague fear based "program" du jour that they want you to hear so when you go elsewhere, it gains some additional perspective...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:17 | Link to Comment akak
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Nothing inherently wrong with having a cable TV, lots of things I enjoy watching.

Why does this statement, coming from you, utterly not surprise me?

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 01:01 | Link to Comment Freddie
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You have no clue.  Yoru cable and satellite TV bill is divided up among ALL the channels.  Even if you do not watch CNN or MSNBC - you are still financially supporting them.  F Tv and F Hollywood.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 06:15 | Link to Comment thisandthat
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You don't need to pay anyone to have satellite tv - get a receiver and you'll have hundreds, if not thousands of free channels to choose from: http://www.lyngsat.com/freetv/

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 21:17 | Link to Comment wisefool
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Similar situation happened to me a long time ago. Hooking up cable for the modem and basic was required. He told the other guy "we need to get this guy some sports channels" I said "please don't." Then then proceeded to ask if I was going to make improvements to the house and what I would need. Woe is me in that CNBC was part of basic, but looking back the brightside was after they left, one of the first things I was able to download was WB7's masterpeice "Zerohedgeville" christmas edition.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:56 | Link to Comment PacOps
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I left the states in '66 for SEAsia (job related - IBM). 12 years later came back but had weened myself off of all TV by then and have never owned a TV set or had a TV cable hookup since '66.

Plugged into CIS/CompuServe when I returned and never looked back.

I have no commercials or advertising jingles spontaneously running in my head. 

Once in Irian Jaya a base camp manager was wearing an "Archie Bunker for president" tee shirt. I seriously asked him who Archie Bunker was. He said "You've been over here too long". Never did find out who he was till years later .. and I did not care.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:44 | Link to Comment MisterMousePotato
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1984 was it for me. ('66, though, is a looong time, I gotta say. Hey, did you know the Beatles broke up? And the Rolling Stones are old?)

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 19:57 | Link to Comment PacOps
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Eventually - non-essential trivia that had no impact on my life, work or any of my decision making processes.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:28 | Link to Comment Wjunk
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Good on you. Same thing for us - 3 years to Germany in '88. Came back, had cable for the olympics and shut it off. Been gone ever since. TV isn't even digital converted. Watching TV takes too long to figure out what's going on these days anyways.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 22:23 | Link to Comment palmereldritch
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Two going on three years for me.

Watching the Daily Show, of which, together with Colbert, I was a regular viewer years ago now, the thing that really, creepily stands out is the laugh track.

You could be making a tasteless joke about the most recent carnage in a derivative fashion but with sly hipster delivery and a laugh track...well that's comedy gold that washes away the personal responsibility of accountability because, well that reality has been dealt with...next order of business...wait I gotta take a crap.

I would love to win the lottery some day because I swear, in the last two weeks on the job, (yes I would provide formal legal notice to minimize recourse on a new potentially well funded respondent) I would nevertheless indulge in equipping myself with some small speakers and a laugh track to embellish those awkward moments on the elevator when talking about the weather isn't enough and global political issues require a full dissection.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:09 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Six here.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment economics9698
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Zionist picking on a Zionist network, amusing. 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:55 | Link to Comment fourchan
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stewart and maher fulfill their life's dreams and both suck off obama in three way.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment freewolf7
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"Jon, we like you. You bring in some good numbers. Look, you can have your little show, but here's what you can do. And here's what you can't do. You have a good life. Enjoy it. Think of your kid. You okay? No, we're fine. We would never do anything to hurt you or your family, but just ease up a bit. How's the new house working out? Nice neighborhood, right? Okay, thanks for coming in. You're a funny guy."

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:09 | Link to Comment Canaduh
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ZH is a shell of what it was 2 or 3 years ago. Instead of a contrarian economic blog, it is now a conspiracy theory circle jerk. Rational discussion left here long ago.

Shouldn't ZH be worried about more pressing matters, like whether Bigfoot helped Lee Harvey Oswald bury the Rothschilds gold under Stonehenge??

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:51 | Link to Comment post turtle saver
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That doesn't change the fact that those two stupid bitches were being paid to pretend they were "remote reporting" when they were within a weak infielder's throw of each other.

Stupid made-up bullshit is stupid made-up bullshit no matter how many ad hominems you choose to sling. If you think rational discussion has left the room you can look in a mirror to determine why.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:01 | Link to Comment Canaduh
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They didn't even try to hide the fact they were close to each other, that you think it is some conspiracy speaks to your delusional mindset. Nancy Grace has her own crew, she has her own show on HLN, setting up 2 remotes from seperate, yet affiliated networks close to each other is not nefarious in any way.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:07 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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Canaduh - you're right about zh and conspiracy theories generally. But CNN is garbage and a conduit for .gov propaganda. If you pay attention to the 'coverage' on CNN you'll quickly discover that their go to 'experts' 90% of the time are either government spokespeople or partisan think-tanks. 

Debate consists of short bursts of left-right talking points with very rare fealty paid to facts. But even then, it's more revealing what they don't cover than what they do - most interestingly surrounding foreign & domestic military policy. 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:02 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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Conspiracy theory you say? Should we just continue to listen to clueless dumbfucks spewing MSM propaganda?

I've given you plenty of facts, figures and credible sources on the gold and silver story and you reject them all. Why is that?

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:34 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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I've given you plenty of facts, figures and credible sources on the gold and silver story and you reject them all. Why is that?

I don't know if I've 'rejected them all.' 

Looking ahead, gold has decent chance of taking a slide today, what will the phys shortage explanation have to say about this? 

Even if your thesis were correct, there's no tangible benefit vs. what I've been saying over the same time period, in fact not only no benefit but there's been substantial loss. Since I've been arguing with people on here about it gold has moved from ~1800 to ~1350. During that time period none of the gold 'pundits' have advocated selling, opposite is true - they've stepped up their calls to buy on every dip. 

So who's clueless?

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:22 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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LOL. Are you watching what is going in the physical gold market James? It has gone into a crisis sitiuation reeking of desperation holding the COMEX and GLD paper ponzi in place. The fraud and disconnect is taking place all around you, yet you refuse to acknowledge it.

Are you actually going to sit there and tell me differently when ZH and others have covered this to topic to death?

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:46 | Link to Comment akak
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Since JamesCole cannot even bring himself to deny the WGC propaganda that half of the world's demand for gold consists of nothing but a shallow and transient desire for shiny baubles, rather than consisting of the actual investment demand that the majority of worldwide gold jewelry truly represents, don't expect any honesty from him on any other aspect of the gold market either.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:53 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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Since JamesCole cannot even bring himself to deny the WGC propaganda that half of the world's demand for gold consists of nothing but a shallow and transient desire for shiny baubles

It's funny you have such a continuing obsession with a moot point that you simply misinterpret. 

LOL. Are you watching what is going in the physical gold market James? It has gone into a crisis sitiuation reeking of desperation holding the COMEX and GLD paper ponzi in place. The fraud and disconnect is taking place all around you, yet you refuse to acknowledge it.

I've never denied the fraud. My interest is in price not in what might happen under a succession of unlikely scenarios. The gold market is very much misunderstood by most people on here. 

I've also never complained about people holding gold as a multi-generational investment or an investment at all. Again, I'm interested in the price movements and in particular in my comments try to throw some facts to contrast the hyperbolic rants about buying gold at any time at any price.

Right now we've been in a highly predictable bear market for a while so paying high premiums to get in doesn't / hasn't made any sense. 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:00 | Link to Comment akak
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Since JamesCole cannot even bring himself to deny the WGC propaganda that half of the world's demand for gold consists of nothing but a shallow and transient desire for shiny baubles


It's funny you have such a continuing obsession with a moot point that you simply misinterpret.

James, you only continue to prove your dishonest and disingenuous anti-gold biases by refusing to ever directly address this point.  It is simply impossible for you to admit that you were and are wrong and/or openly lying on this matter.

As for any supposed '"misinterpretation" on my part regarding world gold investment demand, which includes most gold jewelry demand, I eagerly await your attempts to teach me in just exactly what way I am in error.

Face it, James: you've been outed as an anti-gold troll.  That is your problem, not mine.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:10 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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James, you only continue to prove your dishonest and disingenuous anti-gold biases by refusing to ever directly address this point.  It is simply impossible for you to admit that you were and are wrong and/or openly lying on this matter.

 

We went over this ad nauseam and you never understood it. Jewellery demand can be considered an investment, but it's a very specific type of investment. 

http://www.247bull.com/wp-content/uploads/Gold-demand-by-category-tonnes...

This chart pretty obviously demonstrates the difference between the investment category fluctuations vs. spot price and why it's important to look at them differently. 

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:22 | Link to Comment akak
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No, James, you lying son of a bitch, I DID understand the issue, it is YOU who refused, and continues to refuse, to acknowledge the truth and the facts of the matter. 

That graph is pure bullshit, because one can NOT separate out "investment demand" from "jewelry demand" in such a shallow and facile manner --- the two have very significant overlap, with the large majority of what is shown as "jewelry demand" properly belonging in the "investment demand" category.

You keep trying to feed us shit, and seem to find it surprising when we spit it out.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:43 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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That graph is pure bullshit, because one can NOT separate out "investment demand" from "jewelry demand" in such a shallow and facile manner --- the two have very significant overlap, with the large majority of what is shown as "jewelry demand" properly belonging in the "investment demand" category.

With the graph being "pure bullshit" and representing things in a "shallow & facile manner" it's interesting they note a strong correlation between their category of investment demand and London PM spot price. Note to mention a trend of falling jewellery demand corresponding with a uptick in spot price. 

In any case, beyond your obsession with not separating gold demand into categories like this it is STANDARD INDUSTRY PRACTICE. So call up any gold company and complain to them that they're evaluating the market incorrectly and that you akak - God of PM knowledge - know better than everyone in the industry. 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 19:08 | Link to Comment akak
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James, you really are a piece of work.

Nice evasion of the fundamental issue once again.  You are laughably incapable of addressing the meaningful issues, invariably preferring to resort to appeals to authority, tradition and conformity.

Notice that I never said that ALL gold jewelry demand was equal to investment demand, but it is certainly true that MUCH of it (at least half, and probably more than that) absolutely is indeed investment demand, merely being bought and held in the form of jewelry.

And yes, James, anyone, ANYONE, I don't care how widespread the practice is, who would speciously attempt to make such an arbitrary, erroneous and misleading distinction as "investment demand" vs. "Jewelry demand" is either wrong and/or purposely obfuscating the facts. 

By your idiotic 'logic', ALL gold coins should be similarly taken out of "investment demand" and listed separately as "collectibles".  But I never hear anyone argue that, because it would be ridiculous and dishonest --- yet that would be exactly analogous to your artificial and disingenuous separation of investment demand from ALL gold jewelry. 

It is NOT the physical form of the gold that makes gold an investment, it is the intentions and motivations behind the purchase of that gold that truly matter.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 19:25 | Link to Comment James_Cole
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Notice that I never said that ALL gold jewelry demand was equal to investment demand, but it is certainly true that MUCH of it (at least half, and probably more than that) absolutely is indeed investment demand, merely being bought and held in the form of jewelry.

I don't get what you're on about... No one is suggesting that jewellery demand is not an investment, simply separating the market of those who buy jewellery from those who buy other forms of gold.

It's just a way to better understand the market. Those who are buying jewellery in India are different than people buying bars in NY, often buying at different times and for different reasons.

No on is making the claim that somehow jewellery is an illegitimate or unimportant segment of gold buying demand, but that seems to be what you're interpreting. 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 20:18 | Link to Comment nufio
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Had to login to comment on this. People buying jewellery in india are mostly buying it for investment. The Indian government has restrictions on non-jewellery gold one can own to prevent a lot of capital being tied up in gold. Its not like most people actually wear their gold jewellery. Most of it is usually stashed in bank lockers.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 20:38 | Link to Comment akak
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James, once again you are simply a liar.

I don't get what you're on about... No one is suggesting that jewellery demand is not an investment, simply separating the market of those who buy jewellery from those who buy other forms of gold.

Bullshit --- that is EXACTLY what those who separate out gold jewelry (broadly defined) from gold investment demand are doing, trying to minimize the real overall level of investment demand for gold by suggesting that all gold jewelry is merely frippery and baubles.

Again, why don't your dishonest anti-gold, pro-bankster WGC shills try to separate out "coin demand" from overall investment demand and call it "collectables demand"?  It would follow the exact same (dis)logic.

It's just a way to better understand the market.

No, again, it is a way to obfuscate the situation by attempting to minimize and falsely misrepresent the true levels of investment demand for gold.  It is the same disingenuous and specious tactic that used to be continually employed by that execrable anti-gold bankster shill Jon Nadler. 

No on is making the claim that somehow jewellery is an illegitimate or unimportant segment of gold buying demand

By falsely misrepresenting the true level of investment demand for gold, yes, that is exactly the claim that the inherently anti-gold forces and shills are making --- and so are you.

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 21:28 | Link to Comment ljag
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You still don't get it! There is no fixing stupid. Tell me what "price" is fair for all your gold when the dollar collapses? That is what I thought!

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:39 | Link to Comment Rustysilver
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James_cole,

Please tell me where I can buy gold at $1350. I am in CT.

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 04:57 | Link to Comment chindit13
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I believe he was giving a range over the past few months, rather than saying $1350 is the price today.

For size, incidentally, paper = phyzz.  I don't know why there is so much confusion over that, or why people think COMEX should represent small lot purchases from a LCS who has overhead and inventory costs to cover.

As I have written elsewhere, I just visited some non-US large PM dealers.  The bid-ask spread (most make a two way market) was the same spread as front month COMEX, adjusted to spot.  For example, as I write this gold is 1433-1434.  I can buy all I want at that offer of 1434, not the "$2000" that Jim Willie tried to pass.

That there is a coin shortage in the US is not the same as saying there is a PM shortage.  Bars will be melted, and coins minted to meet the demand.  Even the US Mint is starting to catch up.  Premiums will fall as minting procedes, and as LCSs begin to get their inventory cost down.

Don't believe the promoters who are trying to sell you something any more than you would unquestioningly trust a used car dealer.

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 01:10 | Link to Comment chindit13
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Personally, I think it is a conspiracy that Grace woman is still alive.  I think she's been around for years, because I remember her a long time ago, full of "righteous indignation" about one of the endless Crimes of the Century that form the backbone of modern TV journalism.  I remember predicting that if she kept up that level of outrage for long, her head would explode.  The fact that she is still on TV with an intact snarling pumpkin atop her shoulders suggests to me that human cloning is a lot further along than any of us thought.  It couldn't possibly be the same woman today.  Gotta be at least the 10th iteration.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:00 | Link to Comment wisefool
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Have you been paying attention to what has happend in the last few years? Did you know that Hank Paulson was going to roll tanks on the streets if TARP was not approved? Ten Million dollars worth of bailout for every person in the USA? Did you know that his replacement was the head of the NY Fed, yet a person in his leadership positions thought he should take a chance on doing his personal taxes with software he bought at Walmart. Failed. But was confirmed to be in charge of the nation's IRS anyway? Did you pay attention when a primary dealer for the Fed (MF global) could not account for billions of dollars in comingled and lost client funds, but there was no ramifications for anyone other some kid in the server room?

Zerohedge is far more signifigant as a "contrarian economic blog" now than it was back then analysing complex re-hypothications and derivatives, all the while the london whale was fixing global LIBOR rates based on favorite bottles of champagne.

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Canaduh
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Oh, Hank Paulson has command of the military??

Everyone knows TurboTimmy was head of the NY Fed, nothing earth shattering there bub.

I have no problem with scrutinizing MF Global, that is one case where obviously something shady went down.

My problem is how this site is turning into Infowhores2. Some posts on ZH may be relevent, but the quality of commenters is the shits, most just repeating the talking points that conform to their paranoid world views.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:31 | Link to Comment wisefool
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Hank paulson is a cabinet level official, he did command the secret service and the enforment arm of the IRS. Martial law due to a banking crisis would, infact, have been implemented on his reccomendation. You think some four star general is going make that call? You think health and human services was going to do it? You think congress critters who havent had the guts in the last 60 years to declare war on tin pot dictators, were going to declare war on the most powerful nation on the planet? You probably don't understand how that works potentially being from canada.

Turbo timmay thought it was okay for a person of his importance to the stability of the economy (See above paragraph) to not have a fellow professional review his taxes. What is worse is that the senate did not think it was a big deal. There are civilians in prison for far less mistakes.

MF global was a HUGE deal. AS far as the commentators, yes some of them are not very good.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:23 | Link to Comment Canaduh
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Martial law due to a banking crisis would, infact, have been implemented on his reccomendation.

Except that's not what you wrote.

Did you know that Hank Paulson was going to roll tanks on the streets if TARP was not approved?

Also, there is no proof Hank Paulson ever said that, but facts don't seem to be your forte. He told some congressmen that the issue was very, very serious, and they extrapolated that to mean they were planning on Martial Law, in true partisan fashion.

Please provide a link where a a congressman or senator explicitly said Hank Paulson threatened Martial Law (not, 'I heard other congressmen say this'). There is a reason hearsay is not admissable in court. (Note that Sen. Inhofe and Rep. Sherman never actually heard Paulson say Martial Law)

 In fact, the congressman (Sherman) usually used as the source of the 'Martial Law' threats, had this to say- 

 “I have no reason to think that any of the leaders in Congress who were involved in negotiating with the Bush Administration regarding the bailout bill ever mentioned the possibility of martial law – again, that was just an example of extreme and deliberately hyperbolic comments being passed around by members not directly involved in the negotiations.”

Actually, being from Canada allows me to remain unbiased towards either side of the American political spectrum, and just deal with the facts.

You think some four star general is going make that call? You think health and human services was going to do it? You think congress critters who havent had the guts in the last 60 years to declare war on tin pot dictators, were going to declare war on the most powerful nation on the planet? You probably don't understand how that works potentially being from canada.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but 'the call' would be made by the President, or the Governor of a State, if the situation was limited to that State. But you obviously know more than me, due to your geographical location.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:18 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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Bullshit. There is a clip of Sherman saying that very thing. They were all told how to vote and were obviously threatened against opposing it. How else do you explain the 99% of all calls made by the public to their Congressional members who were dead set against the bill?

You version of events is vastly different from what I remember going down.

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:07 | Link to Comment Canaduh
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Because the Dems were doing the same thing the Repubs are doing now, exaggerating and using hyperbole to make the President look bad.

If you actually listen to what he says in the clip, he says that other congressmen say there was a mention of Martial Law from Paulson/Executive branch. None of the congressmen who supposedly were directly informed of Martial Law came forward, BECAUSE THERE WERE NONE. If you read his quote I provided, he admitted later that it was all hearsay meant to make Bush look bad.

How else do you explain the 99% of all calls made by the public to their Congressional members who were dead set against the bill?

Because websites like this took the mention of Martial Law by Mr. Sherman and ran with it, without investigating who actually said what to whom

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:40 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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How does that change anything on the vote? Are you saying Sherman is lying about it?

And you didnt answer the second question at all. Nice try at throwing ZH and Tyler under the bus there instead.   

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment Canaduh
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Yes, he later admitted as much, though in a very lawyerly way.

http://www.countercurrents.org/swanson261008.htm

I did answer the 'second' (actually the only question, but, obviously, facts are not your forte) question, because you disagree does not mean I didn't answer, nice try.

 

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:48 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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ZH had absolutely no bearing on the 99% of Americans who opposed that bill and called their representatives. They don't even know this blog exists.

You're a fucking retard.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:00 | Link to Comment Canaduh
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What I meant was that websites like this and other fear mongering news dispensers took his statements on the floor and ran with them sans investigation, causing the consumers of this 'news' to panic and think Martial Law was on their doorstep, leading them to call their representatives. I'm sorry I didn''t hold your hand and talk to you like a 5 year old when I tried to explain it the first time.

 

How else do you explain the 99% of all calls made by the public to their Congressional members who were dead set against the bill?

the 99% of Americans who opposed that bill and called their representatives

Please provide proof for either statement, I'm not like you, I don't just believe something because some internet guru told me to.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 20:43 | Link to Comment wisefool
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Explain that to the people in IRS prisons right now, for mistakes far less important than timmays. I usually try to get levity into fight club, but in this case, I'll mention that chronic violent crime offenders on the south side of chicago, in full veiw of the tower of the Paulson institute, should not go to jail, because Irwin Schiff is taking their spot in our over crowded prison system.

What I meant was that websites like this and other fear mongering news dispensers ...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:48 | Link to Comment Blankenstein
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Representative Brad Sherman and Senator James Inhofe talking about the threat of Marshall Law:

 

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6y9cw_congress-threatened-with-martial...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6PovFa9hVtw

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:26 | Link to Comment Canaduh
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1. By spelling it Marshall Law, you out yourself as a complete fucking idiot who is lacking in mental capacity. I'm (not) sorry to be harsh, but making an obvious mistake on something as simple as spelling (a very simple word) the topic at hand does not help you win any arguments, it makes you look uninformed and stupid.

2. The first link you posted is of Mr. Sherman and his hearsay, as explained in my previous posts. No proof of Paulson mentioning Martial Law whatsoever. None. Zip. Zilch. Zero.

3. Your second link is Mr. Inhofe. He mentions nothing about Martial Law, just that Paulson said the consequences of the situation could be dire, a completely reasonable statement.

 

DON'T JUST REPEAT CONSPIRACY THEORY TALKING POINTS, PLEASE ENGAGE YOUR BRAIN

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 19:13 | Link to Comment Blankenstein
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So I made a mistake in my haste to post links to try and counter your trashing of the commenters on this blog and defending a corrupt individual like Paulson.  If you think that bailing out the TBTF banks with taxpayer money and no resulting penalties for the individuals in these banks is okay, one has to wonder what your real purpose for trying to smear and discredit ZH and its posters is. And CanaDUH, I will put my credentials against yours ANY day.  Btw, is this how you talk to all the ladies?   JERK

 

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:52 | Link to Comment Blankenstein
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I better watch my typing since my mental capacity can be determined by one mistake according to CanaDUH.

 

 Paulson being questioned by Cliff Stearns about the bailout:

http://dailybail.com/home/the-hammer-gets-hit-by-a-tree.html

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:15 | Link to Comment PenGun
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 Indeed.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:01 | Link to Comment They trynna cat...
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How any clear thinking individual could have witnessed the mass media's treatment of Ron Paul during the 2012 presidential election and still believe that there is not some sort of conspiracy in existence boggles my mind.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:35 | Link to Comment bunnyswanson
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Read the History of Civilization.  Countries have fallen due to covert operations before this.

And by the way, when there is reasonable belief millions of citizens will no approve of the globalization of assets of a 1st world nation, they are not going to announcement it. 

The Disappearance of the Middle Class is a coined phrase but what does it mean?  Seizure of assets, property and ability to earn an income that would allow one to live a middle class life in a 1st world nation.  Who would agree to that? 

Element of surprise is essential.  The fact you are a Canadian only makes what you state even more hiliarous because the same thing is happening in Canada, albeit a few years later, but dark markets and lost millions are taking place up there.  The election fraud, measures passed without public knowledge, the increased cost of education, healthcare...is it the Disappearance of the Middle Class.

http://www.harlingen.isd.tenet.edu/coakhist/amrev.html

The fixed to fail investments, mortgage schemes and credit extensions which were a noose around the neck of most, the wars which no one wants.

Why would corporations want to control media?  Why control the message to the masses.  Haven't you heard?  There is a gag order on what is stated on TV.

Canadians are standing by while the country is being taken over as well.  Redistribution of wealth is clearly taking place.  Because you have not personally been impacted means nothing in light of the millions upon millions of people who are on the brink of destitution after being unable to find a job.

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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freewolf7

The power behind that clever voice you employed has wrecked countries and peoples around the world by the millions. Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and most recently, Syria, are but a few examples.  Vietnam, Haiti, Guatemala and Nicaragua among so many others.  Then we get 9/11 where those who could take out a President (JFK) when he was getting 'off program' they kill 3000+ of our own to push their agenda.  The evidence of 9/11 being a 'structured event' is now as overwhelming as the need of people to look away in denial of it.

"Crazy!"  Yeah, and think of those 1,917 architects and engineers calling for a new investigation of the total collapse of the 3 WTC towers in New York due to fire.  Do they think we are so blind not to see what a sly and cynical career advancing move these architects and engineers are making?  Some people will do anything to get another job.

Am I afraid?  Yeah, sometimes.  But then, as in Risky Business, you gotta just say "Fuck it."

Funny guy, Stewart, and he and others know where they can go and where they dare not.

Hey, is it football season yet?  I miss football season.

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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I'm going to guess that the real bomber was arrested by mistake.  So, now we can laugh at CNN's mistake.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:12 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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Divide then conquer.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:38 | Link to Comment CosmicDebris
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Two + years.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:46 | Link to Comment de3de8
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Have it for F-1,Indy car,NASCAR,NHRA,Rolex,Alms, Lemans,australian super car,and all other racing including bikes. Hell of a price to pay but worth it.

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:13 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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TY Buckaroo. Everyone should know who Stewart's brother is by now, and everyone should know that Stewart mocked 911 truthers. Why anyone would watch him, write about him, or even mention him other than to remind folks of his evil is beyond me.

John Stewart's talking about CNN? How is that news?

More could be said about Stewart were it not for censorship. Just look up who his brother is if you don't know.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Xploregon
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CNN really should change it's name to- Filler, Fluff & Bullshit.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Deathrips
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No Cable Here!

John's controlled opposition. Whos his brother again....NYSE?

I dont believe anything. I only trust myself.

Fuck Bernanke!

Fuck Geitner!

Fuck Masters!

Fuck Chilton and his stupid haircut.

 

(i feel better)

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:12 | Link to Comment Freddie
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Yes but bagel boy "Stewart" with the fake Scottish anglicised name aka Jonathan Leibowitz sucks a lot of O-muslim c**k.  He loves Obama.  

TV and Hollywood is for retards anyway who support The Matrix and the elites.   Keep watching retards and go see The Great Gatsby.  LOL!  Tards.

F TV. F Hollywood and F retards who watch it.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:40 | Link to Comment Raymond K Hessel
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HAHA you used harsh consonants.

It's okay to be anti-semitic and call Jon Stewart a bagel boy but it's not okay to say cunt or fuck?

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 11:58 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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I shouldnt think so Tyler.

Once bitten, twice shy, and all that jazz like.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 11:59 | Link to Comment bugs_
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Its like two morning DJ's having a fake feud to pump up the ratings of their radio stations.  Stewart serves the same masters that CNN does.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:32 | Link to Comment seek
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Stewart's slam piece on gold happened the day before OpEx. That's all I needed to see to know who he works for.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:13 | Link to Comment Freddie
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His real name is Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz.   Enough said.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:32 | Link to Comment frankthomaswhite59
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seems that way to me too Bugs

agree wholeheartly

Stewart is another tool

in my opinion

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:00 | Link to Comment Cheesy Bastard
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We used to refer to them as the Communist news network.  Then the Clinton news network.  If only I could think of a more accurate C-word...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment knukles
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Don't get racist, Cheesy....

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:13 | Link to Comment Cheesy Bastard
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Now that I look at that comment in black and white...er, let me rephrase that...Perhaps Mother's day is not the best time to haul out the C-word.  I am sorry.  I WANT TO WISH ALL YOU MOTHERS OUT THERE A BLESSED AND HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:11 | Link to Comment Ms. Erable
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Cretin? Clod? Contrived?

Am I getting warm yet?

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:16 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Clown

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment espirit
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Clowns are scary, not preposterous.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:39 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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"See you next Tuesday" network.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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CUNT is still Ministry Approved.

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:57 | Link to Comment Ljoot
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Coprophaggots?

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:48 | Link to Comment de3de8
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Chumps

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Z_End
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Collaborator News Network? Confused News Network? Central Newspeak Network?

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:03 | Link to Comment kaiserhoff
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All of the above.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:49 | Link to Comment ImReady
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Chicken Noodle Network?

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:30 | Link to Comment Misean
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Chitchat. A place where upper middle class liberal soccer moms go to hear gossip and have thier egos stroked.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:02 | Link to Comment sitenine
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You know why this is happening, right? It's because WE LET THEM! Seriously, what's anyone going to do about it other than make silly jokes and laugh? The doped up sheople don't even give half a shit.

I need to be entertained! Moar bread and circuses please. God bless the Nanny State.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:22 | Link to Comment SubjectivObject
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Absolutlely, Stewart's joke is on his entertaintard audience, who, don't appear to get the joke.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:10 | Link to Comment Bay of Pigs
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Sadly, many people seem to take Stewart totally seriously and actually use his show as a "source" for their news.

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:05 | Link to Comment SubjectivObject
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Wait a minute - wait a minute - wait a minute; ........ I think maybe I'm the _#_tard here.  What if it is the laugh track that does not get the joke?  Woa ... this is getting just too spook y for me.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:03 | Link to Comment Ms. Erable
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Pothead calls kettle black; film at 11.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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Watching slightly more than half that wondering this shit isn't funny, why am I watching??

I am reminded why I do not own a television

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:25 | Link to Comment oddjob
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He brews a specific kind of non-secular humor.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment Blazed
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Sarc/ON

OMG..... John Leibowitz is so sharp, witty and talented, so "different"............OMG those other guys are so like stupid......OMG

Sarc/OFF

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:10 | Link to Comment They trynna cat...
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The Daily Show is the liberal arts major's way of feeling smarter than everyone else.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:21 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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From that perspective, it's not a whole hell of a lot different from 'HuffPoers', who graduate to ZH, but then retreat back to HuffPo because they can't stand some of the grizzle in the comment section... Some of them stick around though [& try to convince us all that we need to behave MOAR like HuffPo ~ while pretending to be edgy to their cocktail party friends that they're a grisled Hedger]...

~~~

If all goes according to plan with a few 'squeaky wheels' in Switzerland... soon these lines too will be blurred...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:07 | Link to Comment They trynna cat...
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Are there actually HuffPo readers who have graduated to ZH?  The last time I checked HuffPo the headline was a photo of Paul Ryan and John Boehner with huge 30 pt bold type announcing "EVERYTHING THEY KNOW IS WRONG."  The article linked to some New York Magazine piece 'proving' that cutting government spending hurts economic growth.  Ministry of Truthism at its finest.  I would think they would be more likely to head over to truthdig, which is like HuffPo for liberals with an IQ over 100.

ZH is one of the greatest sites on the net.  God bless the TDs and Happy Mothers Day to them and their families.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:21 | Link to Comment Ms. Erable
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If 'graduated' is a euphemism for 'trolling', then the answer is yes.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:30 | Link to Comment BoNeSxxx
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"If all goes according to plan with a few 'squeaky wheels' in Switzerland... soon these lines too will be blurred..."

We just need to get a little creative FS,... a ZH code of sorts for some of our favorite terms... you know well that they are referring to the hofjuden... Oh, I don't know... Jitchez comes to mind...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:54 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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All I know is this...

~~~

For 3 years I come on here and present piece of evidence after piece of evidence that 'something isn't right'... 'Something... asymmetrically... doesn't add up & it's being done systematically, & delibrately using banking, media, activism, & jusrisprudence [law], to tip the scales in favor of a minority'...

What happens?... I get called every juicy name in the book, [by the thoughtful & intelligent users of this forum], & my comments become a junk magnet...

Then what happens?... Out of the blue, ZH puts up an 'anti-discrimination' policy without notice... There is a bunch of outcry about that, which compels the Tylers to come forth with a brief explanation as to why [yesterday]... That explanation has something to do with... DRUMROLL... an apparent group of 'squeaky wheels' [who are causing problems for ZH, in Switzerland, by leaning on their banking oriented media journalism site, by activists, threatening lawsuits...

Who could it be, I wonder?... The 'target' of the new policy specifically states, 'religions' & 'races'... Hmmm... I'm still at a loss...

They make a lot of cheese in Switzerland, so I'm thinking that the only logical explanation for the identification of the 'squeaky wheels' must be the order of the Luciferian cheese popes...

But I'm sure there are a lot of itchy JUNK BUTTON fingers out there just waiting to tell me that, once again, I've been wrong [and just 'paranoid'] about everything... &, of course, that it's MY fault that you no longer have freedom of speech [typing at a keyboard in America], because of some snively cheesemakers in Switzerland...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 17:31 | Link to Comment Angus McHugepenis
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I would have junked you for your "spending time in an ice fishing hut" comment but I couldn't find the junk button. As for everything else, I put the challenge up several months ago for all ZH'rs to come at my Scottish/Irish heritage. I even started with my own joke. Got a few good replies that made me laugh.

I will start the Society for Cunts and Assholes since many here are routinely called those names and I find it derogatory to those body parts for people to be using them as slurs against each other.

BitcheZ!!

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:33 | Link to Comment Political_Savage
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Francis-how are still around man! You've been censored by ZH.
I can hear you from here chomping at the bit to throw out some sort on anti-someone post. I'm surprised.

Why are we censored now? Is it because ZH has had a few links to Drudge or on the Santelli report? Are your post considered TOO uncouth for the new audience? Did the Tyler's change the rules on us? I've been a ZH (unofficially til recently) for years. But this little change shocked me. What's next?

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:27 | Link to Comment NidStyles
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Claim's have been here for years. Registered for only 19 weeks. Claim's he's been censored, doesn't know what the fuck he is talking about.

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 06:09 | Link to Comment heinrich6666
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Absolutely right. It's MSM for the hipster set.

Look at George Carlin and Bill Hicks. They were out there challenging their audiences. They were provocateurs. So-called comedians like Stewart, Colbert (and in another context, Louis C.K.) get laughs by telling the audience exactly what it wants to hear. Some pissed off party Saturday Night Live once called it 'clapter' (funny coming from an SNL cast member, whose show also sucks). Stewart and Colbert basically reinforce the MSM: by picking out tiny lies and convincing the hipster, urban, 25-35 crowd they've exposed the lie, they make it all the harder to dislodge the real lie.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:07 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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CNN was the shit in the first gulf war, but since then it has devolved into infotainment fodder shite. I watch Fox, but even that is less enticing as they all seem so manipulated for whatever. I have been watching BBC too which is ok.
Oh fuck it. I get my news from ZH. There. I said it.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:24 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Same here [only get news from ZH]

~~~

I don't think I've seen CNN, or Fox, or ANY MSM in over a decade [& the only reason I ever watched it then was because I was living in Europe & it was the only english speaking stuff I could get]...

Hell ~ until last week, I didn't even know what 'stormfront' or 'Godlike' were... I had to look them up because of some comments I read here... I fucking didn't even know what Pirate Bay was until yesterday...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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You need to get out more

 

;-

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:06 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Frankly ~ I'd challenge that... [need to get out more]

~~~

Get out where?... To watching MOAR CNN, or FOX... No thanks... & as for my quick 10 minute investigative spin on stormfront & 'Godlike', I discovered that those places weren't for me either... They're not moving any needles... Might well spend time in an ice fishing hut...

Pirate Bay?... What do I need that for?... Watch MOAR Hollywood movies?

I'd rather work around in the garden...

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:24 | Link to Comment Midas
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Pirate bay is where you go to get the print files for your new "water pistol." 

Oh, and "lighten up francis."

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 16:04 | Link to Comment toothpicker
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you could travel further down the rabbit hole and visit Clues forum dot info

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:45 | Link to Comment IridiumRebel
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I pretty much watch it now to see the propaganda spin. When I awoke a couple years ago, it was like placing the glasses on from "They Live" except they were not the skull people. They're Chris Cuomo and te Rhodes boys with .gov and .news all linked up in lockstep disinformation.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:01 | Link to Comment longwind
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Stormfront? Godlike? Pirate Bay? Gee, it all sounds so interesting, until you tell me it's tv. Doh!

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:32 | Link to Comment Yes_Questions
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Funny.

As I see it, the NEWS was cancelled on 9-11-2001.

I think what we get from ZH is an intellectual gift to help lessors like yours truly unravel riddle-wrapped-in-an-enigma data on matters of import.

Financial being the preeminent matter of import.  Which fits, cause its very helpful to follow the money now more than ever.

ZH offers much help on that.  And not just the posts, but the colorful commentators too.  

 

You beautiful shit stirring fucks!

 

Long Live ZH!

 

 

 

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:08 | Link to Comment SubjectivObject
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< ZeroToleranceHedge is dead! 

< Long live ZeroToleranceHedge!

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:02 | Link to Comment giddy
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...ummmm...its the chits...love you guys...you're the best...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:07 | Link to Comment Inbetween is pain
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And ZH isn't biased?  All that bullshit by George?  Crazy conspiracyshit?  Give me a break?  There's just as much bullshit here as anywhere else, just a different flavor.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:31 | Link to Comment Harbanger
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George is stuck on blaming Bush.  There are plenty of libs here who think they are awake but are stuck on defending Obama or their team.  The standard defense when faced with criticism is some variation of "well they're all the same".

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:43 | Link to Comment Matt
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The fundamental issue is, that outside of a major war, there is no need for a 24/7 news channel, let alone several. Would be nice to just have a comprehensive 1 hour news program, with fact checking and without all the spectacle, rather than 5 minute news loops repeating all day with small incremental changes as details develope in stories that really do not need 24/7 coverage.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 20:34 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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"... rather than 5 minute news loops repeating all day with small incremental changes as details develop..."

But then we miss gems like CNNs reports on WTC 7 on 9/11:

1) Early afternoon: "WTC 7 on fire, may collapse"

2) 4:30PM thereabouts: "WTC 7 poised to collapse"

3) 5:00PM thereabouts: "WTC 7 on verge of collapse"

4) 5:20PM: "As we have been expecting, WTC 7 has collapsed"

Not bad for a first ever event in history of total collapse steel frame high rise due to fire (NIST)

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:35 | Link to Comment css1971
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I have been watching BBC too which is ok.

Are you kidding? The closest thing to the truth you're going to get today are Al Jazeera and Russia Today.

No.... Really... And think about that for a moment...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:13 | Link to Comment Conchy Joe
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It's funny because those two are more often correct than most of what passes for news here in the states.

You would think people might notice when shit doesn't happen like they are being told it will.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:16 | Link to Comment Freddie
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TV and Hollywood is shit for ignorant retards.   It is O-Tv and O-Hollywood.  You watch it - you support it.  Don't ***king complain about The corrupt Matrix if you are watching it.   F TV and F Hollywood.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 20:40 | Link to Comment Ignatius
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The exception that proves the rule is the series Deadwood.  It's like the history of America (world) in microcosm. TV does suck, but Deadwood is art.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:26 | Link to Comment CosmicDebris
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I get a lot of my news from here during the day on weekdays.  Weekends and weeknights I'm stuck with CNN and others fo anything breaking or whatever. I hate CNN, Fox and the like. Not much choice during those times.

The Extinction Protocolis a great source for 'real news' but it is not 'up to the minute' news at all. 

For the most part ZH will only post non-financial news if it really NEEDS to be reported on, which I commend them for. They dont waste my time. Very unlike the corporate news outlets. They are fucking pathetic.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 21:36 | Link to Comment Ocean22
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During 911 live coverage, ARRON BROWN, had the sickest smirk on his face, he was enjoying doing the coverage. He was let go shortly after ...

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 07:40 | Link to Comment Disenchanted
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re: "CNN was the shit in the first gulf war"

 

fixed:

CNN was shit since it's inception.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:10 | Link to Comment CheapBastard
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One of my favorite front page "Breaking News" CNN misrepresentations is when they showed Nepalese soldiers beating the crap out of Nepalese and CNN claiming they were 'the Red China Army' beating up Tibetans during the Buddhist monk riots in Tibet a few years ago.....one minor problem...CNN forgot to remove the insignias on the Nepalese soliders' uniforms...

 

CNN later apologized....on page 42. The German DW made same 'mistake' but immediately saw the falsity and removed their news sotry and apologized on their front page.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment kchrisc
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In reviewing the footage from Sandy Hoax and Boston Hoax, it would seem that the majority of the most blatant faked "news" came from CNN. And and add in that BS from Gulfwar I. What a bunch of scumbag jokes.

My feeling that Sandy Hoax and Boston Hoax are both, at the top, CIA ops, leads me to believe that CNN is basically now just a CIA organ for domestic propaganda. What say others?         hujel

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment SubjectivObject
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I don't watch CNN to be able to debate your assertion, but a tell may be that despite being a low ratings leader laughingstock, they manage still to stay in business.  Would love to have a look at them books; not that I'd recognize the (shell(shell(shell))) client names on the ledger, either.  And, and or, if supper saturated red-herring entertainment is their real modus operandi, that may be a tell too; but that is hard to be certain about too; chicken and egg here, which came first; the dumb audience/voters, or the dumb content/red-blue-fish-goo ... well I talked myself into it; it's the Ceeing Iye Assholes after all.  (reader pleeeeeeese do not report this derogetory/apt reference for people/persons/staff/operatives/not-their-real-name-heres in a certain subgroup)

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Midas
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If you don't watch CNN, you don't know Rachel Maddow.  It's a life changing event.  Celibacy.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Buckaroo Banzai
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There's nothing to "think" about; CIA infiltration of the mass media is well-established fact. It's called Operation Mockingbird.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:05 | Link to Comment giddy
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...ummmmm...CIA=Mossad=Ashkenazi Khazarian Plutocrats... always follow the tribes money...

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 14:39 | Link to Comment SubjectivObject
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SIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:10 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Here's part of the email NBC issued when they cancelled Rock Center....check out what they're proud of:

"There have been so many notable moments -- unprecedented access to the White House Situation Room, a compelling hour-long broadcast on the Boston Marathon bombings, the Emmy Award-winning exclusive with Jerry Sandusky – just to mention a few. Everyone gave their all to bring the most interesting."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/rock-center-canceled-nbc-brian-...

They should be especially proud of Chelsea Clinton inteviewing the Geico Gecko.

 

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:24 | Link to Comment Freddie
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TV and Hollywood have been Operation Mockingbird since JFK.   First run by CIA man Cord Meyer on the orders of Allen Dulles.   JFK was screwing Cord's wife.   Howard Hunt on his deathbed said Cord Meyer was involved in JFK's death while Hunt "sat on the bench."  

Cord Meyer's wife was mysteriously murdered shortly after JFK was iced in a park in the beltway.  A weird hit like William Colby's canoe trip.  Colby supposedly drowned or had a heart attack.

This site covers some of the details.

http://www.masterjules.net/jfkhit.htm

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 00:26 | Link to Comment Clashfan
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Mary Pinchot Meyer may actually have been one of the reasons why JFK (and eventually his brother) rebelled against the system. The biggest question in the whole JFK hit is why they would allow JFK to become president or even get that close if they had any idea that he would do what he did.

The answer may be that JFK (and Bobby) was able to break free from his "handling" b/c the person who was likely his primary handler, his father, had a stroke; further, and perhaps more importantly, Mary Pinchot Meyer was giving JFK some of that good, government, high-grade LSD. Look back over Meyer's communications with Timothy Leary on that one. Seriously. "He's changing too fast," she warned.

Mary Pinchot Meyer is definitely someone with whom any JFK researcher needs to be familiar.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 18:05 | Link to Comment Inbetween is pain
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Although the "news" coverage was unbearable if you really believe what your saying you cvlearly are delusional.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:19 | Link to Comment Smegley Wanxalot
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Who NN?

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:24 | Link to Comment Everybodys All ...
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Breaking news at CNN Candy Crowley just ate another dozen donuts and the ARB board found no improprieties with the Obama administration in regard to Benghazi. You see anyone can do comedy using CNN as the center.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:25 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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AGGGGH!!   Just like banging my head..  It feels so good when I stop (watching it)!

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:26 | Link to Comment bullet
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lets not forget another CNN great, the definitive source of truth for the Bengazi attacks, Candy "the cow" Crowley

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:35 | Link to Comment Spaceman Spiff
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Comedy Central is the main news source for many young people.  Probably the best metric for how far CNN and MSNBC have fallen.   These two channels would probably be wiped out if cable companies ever go to an 'a la carte' business model.

Personally I hate the Comedy central news type of cheap humor, but hey I don't understand Big Bang Theory's/Two and a Half Men's popularity either.

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:39 | Link to Comment A. Buttle
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Had to stop watching Jon when the hyper partisan schmooze became super unfunny. He is to the dems as bammy is to the bankers. It's one long train for these dopes.

cnn is an obvious state controlled/cia operated propaganda apparatus.

 

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 12:40 | Link to Comment Jack Burton
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CNN = The Cable Neocon Network. Liar warmongers. Perhaps even an active branch of Mossad?

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 13:41 | Link to Comment Headbanger
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I thought that was Fox Fair & Balanced News and CNN = Communist News Network

Sun, 05/12/2013 - 15:38 | Link to Comment Freddie
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All of TV and All of Hollywood is totaly propaganda shit.   There is no difference.  If you watch TV or Hollywood's crap then you support it.

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