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DOJ's "Nixonian" Phone Spying Scandal Sets Labor Unions Against Obama

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It is just a few hours old, and already the Department of Justice's (legal) AP phone spying scandal has generated unintended consequences, by alienating and confronting Obama with his traditionally strongest constituency: labor unions, in this case the Newspaper Guild. From the Guild's shocked statement: "There could be no justification or explanation for this broad, over-reaching investigation. It appears officials are twisting legislation designed to protect public safety as a means to muzzle those concerned with the public’s right to know." They sound legitimately surprised.

Full Newspaper Guild statement:

The Newspaper Guild-CWA and its local that represents AP staffers, The News Media Guild, demands that the U.S. Justice Department return all telephone records that it obtained from phones — including some home and cell phones – of Associated Press reporters and editors.


The collection of these records is egregious and a direct attack on journalists, and the Justice Department needs to cease and desist such investigations. The ability of journalists to develop and protect sources is vital to keeping the public informed about issues affecting their lives.


There could be no justification or explanation for this broad, over-reaching investigation. It appears officials are twisting legislation designed to protect public safety as a means to muzzle those concerned with the public’s right to know.


The suggestion that the news story ‘scooped’ an announcement for partisan political purposes only exacerbates the damage such actions can have on a free press. This investigation has a chilling effect on press freedom in the United States – a right enshrined in the Constitution. Please contact your representatives and the White House to tell them to stop this outrageous, abusive investigation now.

And separately, freedom of the press watchdogs called the move "Nixonian."

"The Justice Department’s seizure of the Associated Press’ phone records is Nixonian," said Danielle Brian, executive director of the Project on Government Oversight, a group that advocates on behalf of whistleblowers. "The American public deserves a full accounting of why and how this could happen."

But why? In a totalitarian state nobody is accountable to anyone else...


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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:15 | 3559691 francis_sawyer
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kabuki theatre...


- AP is owned by Reuters which is owned by Rothschild

- The 'Justice Department' is controlled by the Executive Branch, which is controlled by [insert here]

so when it becomes "CheesePope" vs. "CheesePope", all hilarity ensues...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:15 | 3559702 GetZeeGold
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They came for the union thugs......and I said nothing.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:23 | 3559731 HulkHogan
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The picture shows a bunch of old people demonstrating. Old people? Com'on! The youth of this country sucks.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:26 | 3559744 francis_sawyer
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The picture shows a bunch of [unemployed] old people [getting paid $10 an hour under the table to get a foto op of them] demonstrating...


There, fixed it...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:30 | 3559759 Pladizow
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America - Every day = more corruption and less freedom!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:34 | 3559779 Stuart
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Every week, the US morphs more towards a fascist state, run by a financial elite with a delusion sense of self-entitlement.    It's the public vs them.   The Public is generally dumb, slow to react and understand, but is a much bigger gang with alot more guns. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:45 | 3559813 heinrich6666
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A lot more guns....for now.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:00 | 3559873 bunnyswanson
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I dont have a ghun.

I swear (Nirvana - Come as you are)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:11 | 3560561 redpill
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Well you fuckfaces put this Saul Alinsky disciple in office, do you really think your petty concerns for freedom of the press hold a candle to the priorities of the glorious revolution?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:27 | 3560627 Surly Bear
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"We are not involved in [those] decisions...."

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:59 | 3561087 MisterMousePotato
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Here's a first: I get to correct 'Tyler':

"They sound legitimately surprised."

Uh, no. (They may sound *genuinely* surprised, however.)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:14 | 3560866 Encroaching Darkness
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Barack Nixon is just doing what comes naturally to a corrupt, power-mad tyrant: reward your (crony) friends, punish your (unconnected) enemies, and spy on everybody....

And doesn't someone need to point out that once information is collected, it is IMPOSSIBLE to guarantee that it is destroyed? One thumb drive can hold everything they collected, and several probably are. That way, the DOJ can return the originals, and the copies remain available (with ALL the information) for future exploitation, blackmail, etc. Anyone who talked to an AP reporter during that period (and, probably, right now to the end of time) is being monitored, surveilled, Email intercepted, etc.

Too bad; it was a better country, previously.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 13:17 | 3561174 cnsteph
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Wish I could up this a bunch more times.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:52 | 3559842 CH1
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The Public is... a much bigger gang.

Yes, but that means NOTHING, until they get off their asses.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:44 | 3560126 mick_richfield
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A much bigger gang....for now.


Why do you think we built all those spent-fuel storage ponds?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:53 | 3560175 spine001
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Those old underpaid people you deride are the ONLY hope that Country has... I still have faith in them...

Our youth has been and is being brainwashed worldwide by Mariguana/Cannabis of super high TCT content that preferentially targes people with 'CHANGE AGENT' personallities, rendering them powerless to organize or attempt to change government.


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:15 | 3560280 roadhazard
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The internet is a way bigger drug for not going outside than pot will ever be. Youth are now some lazy ass sons of bitches.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:16 | 3560283 FreeNewEnergy
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You've obviously smoked too much of the weed ("Mariguana", "TCT" "targes"??? Ya be stoned, mon.). Pass the bong over here. I can handle it.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:27 | 3561595 Panafrican Funk...
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"I still have faith"

Therein lies the problem.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:11 | 3560847 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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morph?  we have been fascist for a long, long time.... there is no morphing here.... 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:35 | 3559780 GetZeeGold
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How bad is it when MSNBC starts shouting about tyranny. no attention to calls of tyranny.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:36 | 3559783 the not so migh...
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tyranny is a religion now, watch out

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:42 | 3559805 gaoptimize
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Can't wait to hear Mark Levin calmly, factually and legally set up a massive apeshit rant about this tonight.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:52 | 3559829 GetZeeGold
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Mark Levin may have prompted IRS-conservative group revelations

In a letter last year on behalf of the Landmark Legal Foundation, an organization he heads, Levin requested an investigation into what he called “misconduct.”

On Friday, the Internal Revenue Service revealed that it had improperly targeted conservative groups for audits during the 2012 election.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:25 | 3560019 Joe Davola
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Don't worry Old Fishrag/MSNBS, government only after the bad guys - you shouldn't complain if you've got nothing to hide.  You do have nothing to hide, right?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:38 | 3559791 Fuh Querada
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There must be at least 10 of them...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:58 | 3559864 insanelysane
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it was before noon

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:23 | 3559732 Doña K
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Rothchild or not. This is a pure Chaveesque way for Obama's eternal leadership. I posted this a few times and I am convinced, he is thinking of sinking the country in order to save it.

You fill in the gaps....

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:33 | 3559770 CH1
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The ruling elite (Rothschilds, Rockefellers, etc.) are vastly over-rated.

If they were that smart, they would have killed the Internet in 1990. Or Bitcoin in 2009.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:03 | 3559895 Lord Blankcheck
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They wouldn't always need to be bailed out either.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:29 | 3559992 francis_sawyer
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I won't beat you up over the 'bitcoin' comment... But really... Come on... [Instead of reacting with your junk button fingers ~ apply LOGIC for 2 seconds]

1. There's nothing to prove that someone like 'Rothschild' isn't behind bitcoin in the first place... Before you overreact to that, just consider the blunt evidence... An "anonymous" creator that hasn't been seen or heard from in what, 2 years... At minimum, even if placing 'Rothshild' fingerprints is a fallacy... Who the fuck really knows anything... & if they do, come out & prove it... Otherwise ANYTHING is possible

2. Even if Rothschild has NOTHING to do with it... The TOTAL market is so small as to be insignificant... IOW ~ someone with the resources of a Rothschild, or, for fucks sake, even Bernanke, or Buffett could do a 'Hunt Bros' on the whole operation in 2 seconds flat... I mean, if 'Winklevoss' owns 1%, the whole thing is less than a pebble in a pond... Might as well start cornering the market in peashooters & slingshots for an upcoming revolution...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:51 | 3560118 CH1
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Bitcoin succeeding would be the Rothschilds' worst nightmare.

If you hate the Rothschilds, you should love Bitcoin.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:30 | 3560232 francis_sawyer
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Can you prove to me... beyond a shadow of a doubt... that bitcoin isn't an operation funded by Rothschild?... [whose 'raison d'etre', for hundreds of years, has been about money & payments]...


When you can, you might have a point... but if you can't, it's a waste of time arguing about...

& before you get to spouting off about sidestepping this or that, consider the following...

Perhaps the reason for bitcoin [as controlled, say, by Rothschild], is a convenient way for fiat paper money to go bye bye... IOW ~ as paper collapses, convince the sheep to herd themselves into a digital currency that can vaporize in a nanosecond using the right tools... At that point, everybody is flat broke while you, on the side, have been stockpiling gold bars...

Voila ~ new 'gold backed' currency [where you have all the gold ~ can "back" a new currency with it ~ create a whole new 10 generations of debt slaves ~ then pull the plug once again]... By that time, we'll be in full blown 'Idiocracy' land...

It's useless arguing with you people about this because you can't see anything behind the technology itself...


At present, [despite all the silly little "junks" I get on these threads] ~ there are two main issues that NOBODY here can get around...

1. NOBODY can PROVE who is actually behind all of this, if what they promise is true, or who holds any hidden cards that have not been revealed

2. If you bought bitcoins [with cash], then the value of those coins increased & you 'monetized' that gain by making a purchase or transaction... You had a capital gains windfall [which, I hate to be Johnny Law Abiding Raincloud here], which you are required to report to the IRS... I'm not going to bother to get into any arguments about the actual right for the IRS to exist in the first place, or who that benefits, but if you want to roll the dice on that one, be my guest...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:40 | 3560409 Thisson
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Holy shit you are obtuse.  It's just embarassing to read your shit.  I'd put you on par with AnAnonymous.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:15 | 3560582 redpill
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Is there anything you don't like that you would say ISN'T connected to "Rothschild"?? I mean seriously, talk about a one note tune. There are lots of shitty people in the world with lots of shitty motivations, they don't need to all fit into your same boogeyman template.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:52 | 3560734 francis_sawyer
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You didn't read what I said as carefully as I'd hoped... But that's OK... No problem...


The 'money shot' of what I was saying is that, with regards to bitcoin, NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING OR CAN PROVE ANYTHING... Or, until you can, every scenario must be considered to still be on the table...


On a sidenote... this comment:

"Is there anything you don't like that you would say ISN'T connected to "Rothschild"??

Well here... I have a question for the rest of you:

"Is there anything you people automatically don't have a pre-conceived notion as to what the substance of a francis_sawyer comment pertains to?..."

With reference to the above, I was making the point that NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING [until proven]... The entry of 'Rothschild' into the argument was a quixotic feature... not a material one...

But to answer your question [sans responding with an interrogative]...


I don't like brussel sprouts [& I don't blame 'Rothschild' for that]...


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:17 | 3560879 Tinky
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The point is that when you inject the same "non-material", "quixotic" feature so consistently in your posts, it has the rather predictable effect of distracting readers from the substance of the post (at best), or turning them off completely to anything useful that you might have to say.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 13:22 | 3561102 francis_sawyer
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Fine, then that's the way it is... I happen to think it IS "material" to MOST of my comments because I believe there are some 'truths' embedded [& which is therefore why I include them]... But people, because of their 'Pavlovian' dispositions, have been programmed to reject the idea of considering these notions... I've admitted before, that I might be right & I might be wrong, &/or I might be right sometimes, & wrong othertimes... I just want people to CONSIDER the possibility...


Then you get the case of this particular instance, where it was, if carefully studied, 'quixotic'... [Yet it seems that I'm being held accountable for the notion that others chose to lazily deny that aspect & default to the usual mouth breathing which follows any francis_sawyer comment at large]...

Notwithstanding my explanation ~ your point is taken [in practice]...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:39 | 3561632 Panafrican Funk...
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The truth of the matter is often disturbing, and causes much cognitive dissonance, which is often too painful for many to bear, ergo the rationalizations/relativism/deflections/etc.

The idea of a "cheesepopery" as it were, that quite literally runs the entire fucking planet more or less, is very disturbing, particularly because there is such an immediate revulsion (due to past events, repeatedly and graphically "reminisced" via various media channels) to the idea that there are some very, very wrong things that these "cheesepopes" do, and that they very, very much need to be "held into account" for these wrong things that they do.  Hiding behind past atrocities in order to obfuscate/justify the execution of present atrocities is mind-bogglingly immoral and frankly demonic behavior, and I know of at least a few people "in the family" (yours truly included) that are actively fighting this "unfortunate tendency".  

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:47 | 3561030 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Can you prove to me... beyond a shadow of a doubt... that bitcoin isn't an operation funded by Rothschild?

Nobody can. It is not logically possible to prove a negative.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 13:06 | 3561125 francis_sawyer
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Perfectly succinct answer... Which is my TOTAL point... Nobody can prove anything, so ALL SCENARIOS are therefore, on the table... All the rest is conjecture...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 13:28 | 3561232 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 14:48 | 3561666 Panafrican Funk...
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All I can reasonably convey is the following:

1.  BTC is primarily utilized for black market flows.

2.  There is a significant interest in making those "black market firms" very wealthy.

3.  Geopolitics is energy first, "black market products" second.  And it's a closer second than many realize.

There is a reason a lot of "cheesepopes" don't fuck within anything but wine.


This song in general is humorously close to the exact template followed in many areas outside of this particular trade.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:56 | 3560459 The Thunder Child
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A 100% digital global currency where all transactions can be tracked by ledger and wallet id. I'm sure the Rothschilds and their criminal gang are totally against that idea.

Put that wallet id on an implantable RFID chip and they've won.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:11 | 3560848 Ghordius
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CH1: "Bitcoin succeeding would be the Rothschilds' worst nightmare" - Don't know about that, but since there is a real Rothschild scion still betting against the EUR I could make the same statement for the EUR. And yet there could be another Rothschild betting the other way

to the point that this Rothschild here and Rothschild there is a bit tiresome, particularly because most people using it have no clue of the Rothschild's family history and use the label anyway as a fig leaf for Jew and/or banker, to which I can only... yawn

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 13:19 | 3561189 francis_sawyer
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For the record... [& perhaps this is my fault for not making this clear in the past]... I personally consider the 'Rothschild' aspect of anything I talk about somewhat of a separate entity... IOW ~ I'm not delibrately using 'Rothschild' as an umbrella icon for any whole race of people, or group of folks [who would 'group themselves'] within the parameters of a particular religious affiliation...

Perhaps therein lies the 'confusion' [amongst ZH readers]

& if you think I'm 're-writing' my storyline, think again... [or else, do some work & go pull up some past comments that implicate me thereto]...

I've stated many times:


All I've ever really talked about, deep breath, is 'asymmetry': Curiously, MATHEMATICALLY IMPOSSIBLE  asymmetry in 'power nodes' [banking, MSM, political activism, jurisprudence]

Rothschild have traditionally had the exact same, let's call them 'interests'... But for now, let's call that 'anecdotal...

But any lawyer, detective, or person with half a brain would be an idiot to dismiss all possibilities, out of the inconvenience that that puts pressure upon their personal desire to see themselves as a liberal minded, or unprejudice individual...

Wed, 05/15/2013 - 02:28 | 3562332 Ghordius
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- deleted - irrelevant

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:59 | 3560508 The Thunder Child
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Can't have digital currency without the internet....think CH think!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:23 | 3559738 negative rates
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Alright, who's gonna step up and create a real crisis so we can take our minds off this IRS thing? 3 days of this and the place is goin hyper.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:26 | 3559746 fonzannoon
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Having that many union fat guys walking around like that makes me very nervous. I see trips, falls, sprained ankles, free x rays and free doctor's visits and lawsuits as far as the eye can see while my taxes and healthcare costs explode to pay for it.

Someone please bring them a bunch of reclining chairs!!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:32 | 3559764 NoDebt
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A modest proposal:  First things first.  Let's impeach the corrupt Chicago political hack in the White House and figure out what to do after that.  Seems there is a severe shortage of consequences for bad behavior lately, how about we start from the top and send a message?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:34 | 3559776 CH1
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First things first.  Let's impeach the corrupt Chicago political hack in the White House...

Why not just walk away from the slave game altogether?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:42 | 3559804 Esso
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The slave owners tend to get a little pissy when the slaves leave the plantation without permission.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:53 | 3559846 CH1
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Yes, they do, don't they? Fuck 'em!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:34 | 3560064 francis_sawyer
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"Someone please bring them a bunch of reclining chairs!!"


LOL ~ Reminds me of that commercial about the charcoal briquets, where, in the end the guy yells... "Somebody bring that man a hamburger"!

fonz ~ I answered a comment of yours [late] on another thread from yesterday if you're interested... I think it was the "
What Did The Shorts Just Figure Out?


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:18 | 3560594 redpill
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A more modest proposal: let's liquify the politicians and feed them intravenously to the poor. Beats the UN insect plan.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:57 | 3559862 g speed
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first things first??   lets get rid of the fucking irs---

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 13:20 | 3561194 Esso
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Jeeze, then you'd have to get rid of the Federal Reserve and next thing you know, someone is screaming about Anti-CheesePopeitism...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:01 | 3559878 Chaos_Theory
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Only way to prove to the left/Dems that it ain't partisan is to also toss W into chum-filled waters for Iraq. 

I say it's a fair trade.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:29 | 3559757 overmedicatedun...
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seems like quick look overhere, (not there), what are they trying to keep out of the publics attention??

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:53 | 3559844 Debt-Is-Not-Money
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"...what are they trying to keep out of the publics attention??"

Could it be that 'our' 51st state in the ME used three nukies in Syria earlier this month?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:25 | 3560621 Chuck Walla
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Fuck the Commie Unoins. What are they going to do about it, vote Republican?


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 15:12 | 3561779 mac768
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If you look at this from a purely scientific point of view, look at this article:

and in the end, you really have to ask yourself what is left from any of the true values of a constitution...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:16 | 3559706 Bearwagon
Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:26 | 3559749 asteroids
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"Power corrupts... Absolute power corrupts absolutely" Why should Obozo be any different?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:37 | 3559788 Edward Fiatski
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"Controlled Demolition." :-)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:52 | 3560174 rwe2late
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And the grand deception goes on in what is certainly the biggest “good cop-bad cop” routine ever.

The two wings of the one party set the limits for a one-sided “debate”.

“Wars or more wars?”

“Regulated financial fraud or self-regulated financial fraud?”

“Government-backed health care extortion or government-permitted health care extortion?”

“A compassionate-sounding police state or a law-and-order-sounding police state?”

So thus, no matter what one wing does,

it will always be portrayed as better than what the other wing would have done.

Push comes to shove, far longer than believable, one wing will continue to be proclaimed as the “only” possible protection from the “excesses” of the other.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:06 | 3560241 mick_richfield
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but why?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:00 | 3559872 Freddie
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This is a total misdirection and smokescreen - total BS.   This is to try to cover up BEnghazi.  Benghazi is the real prize. 

Newspaper unions?  They all love Obama just like a lot of Dems who post here on ZH.  F you!  F TV and F Hollywood!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:02 | 3560523 The Thunder Child
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IRS story

AP story

CIA story


All within a matter of days....I expect they have something planned for memorial day as well.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:04 | 3559904 damage
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What about the dildoburgers?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:06 | 3559914 YHC-FTSE
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@francis +1

Theatrics is very likely,  even perhaps a glimmer of megalomania that rides on back of everyone who experiences leadership. 

Got one more theory. Could it be the zionists flexing their mainstream media muscle because Obummer wouldn't play ball with Israel's plan of invading Syria? The UN report on chemical weapons used by the REBELS could easily have been spun some way to blame Assad, and in fact many news outlets including the BBC did try it. The whole plan was set to go with the "red line" clap trap, Israeli airstrikes, and the 20000 stolen M16s from an US base, all waiting for the go, then nothing. We don't doubt Obummer isn't their man. He clearly is, yet the script was altered by the actor at the last moment.  Perhaps he felt his lines didn't ring true for a character playing a Nobel peace prize winner.

This is a very real concerted attack by the msm on the very guy they support.  The AP wire taps are a joke considering the Homeland Security laws allow any alphabet agency to surveil anyone any time. I mean the msm have got a nerve writing about constitutional ethics after ignoring them for decades.


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:19 | 3559990 giddy
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...khazarians just flexing their plutocrat muscles... making sure their manchurian candidate knows who's boss... and trying their best to avert attention from Benghazi... where their mandate is constant upheaval in the ME...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:30 | 3560025 tip e. canoe
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perhaps the whole chemical weapons ruse was cover to provide a "justification" for the reupping of the National Emergency Act?

(for those wondering how the Constitution can be usurped "legally", the NEA might very well be the fulcrum)

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:37 | 3560390 Thisson
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Get back to your dunce corner Francis.  According to you, everything is owned by Rothschild and the evil "cheesepopes" (of course we know what that's code for, don't we?).

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:42 | 3560707 tip e. canoe
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the evil "cheesepopes" (of course we know what that's code for, don't we?).

a bit dunce here myself, is it the Cartman Clan?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:01 | 3560803 francis_sawyer
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The "CheesePopes" are the name of a mixed league softball team from circa 25 years ago... I explained it in a whole story in a thread from yesterday...


I forget where it's buried [or on what thread], but since you seem to be so interested in trolling my comments, I'm sure you'll have no problem looking it up...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:54 | 3560763 outamyeffinway
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Yeah but the Rothschild's have a date with destiny. Bringing down gov't after gov't with their debt based model of currency will eventually be their undoing. Eventually.......

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 13:34 | 3561264 MassOpiate
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There is a reason for the phrase 'Bite the hand that feeds' . . .

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:12 | 3559692 grunk
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Sounds like it's time for some QE Unions.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:12 | 3559693 Bearwagon
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There goes free journalism. Good riddance, we hardly knew ya.

Hedge accordingly

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:22 | 3559716 j0nx
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We haven't had journalism since about Reagan's days. The shit we have now that they call 'journalism' would make Goebbels and Bernays blush. NOTHING can change until the MSM is disbanded in its entirety and anyone having anything to do with it is jailed or blackballed from the industry for life under penalty of life in prison. And I mean not so much as a gardening blog will be allowed by anyone that is now part of the MSM. Taibbi is about the ONLY person in the entirety of the MSM that is doing anything remotely resembling journalism. The rest are all slinging propaganda for the liberals.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:02 | 3559889 Freddie
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We got NWO aka Mena drug cartels, the agency scum starting with Poppy, then CIA hillbilly stooge Rhodes Scholar in the USSR then Poppy's son then the Islamic mole who has an indonesian passport and worked in Pakistan. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:19 | 3559694 prains
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wedge issue: meaning don't look over here while we really fuck you up; if it ain't about the usa/wall street crime syndicate getting their hands on more hard assests with paper fiat then it's a distraction/wedge issue

classic duopoly ploy to divert attention away from the real mission, here throw the plebes an "amendment issue" to knash their teeth about. Plus get everybody trashing the unions, any kind of "team concept" is full of fuckwits, right. Divide and conquer, rinse and repeat......

Duopoly!, Glitchez!


Drink it !

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:13 | 3559695 PingaYourFace
PingaYourFace's picture

Bush's Fault.  Clearly.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:34 | 3559775 prains
prains's picture

Geologically ? or Anatomically ?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:16 | 3559696 Ratscam
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At least the NY Times ran the most important news on Angelina,s mastectomy.
I guess she will never win the Oscar for intelligence, as if there was any.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:24 | 3559740 Boop
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I wanted to write this to tell other women that the decision to have a mastectomy was not easy. But it is one I am very happy that I made. My chances of developing breast cancer have dropped from 87 percent to under 5 percent. I can tell my children that they don’t need to fear they will lose me to breast cancer.


Oh, yeah, she's a *real* idiot...


And it would be, "as if there were any", btw.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:48 | 3559824 heinrich6666
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I'm calling BS on this one.

Her tits have been sagging for years. That's the reason why whenever she's been topless lately, it's always been shot from above with her on her back.

The 'double mastectomy'/raising health awareness ploy is just that: covering up the fact that she needed two implants by boosting her PR image at the same time.



Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:22 | 3560003 BeaverFever
BeaverFever's picture

She claim it's her Bush's fault.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 12:03 | 3560082 francis_sawyer
francis_sawyer's picture

That's why I come to ZH... For juicy Hollywood gossip conspiracy theories... [Plus the 'Maytag' ads]


&, of course, because I enjoy getting 'trolled' by Thillson...

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:27 | 3559750 Esso
Esso's picture

Self-awareness taken to its cartoonish extreme.

"It's all about ME! ME! ME!"

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:29 | 3559758 Miss Expectations
Miss Expectations's picture

Are there any tests for testicular cancer genetic markers?  There are many who should take preventative action before it's too late.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:41 | 3559798 espirit
espirit's picture

Particularly those who shouldn't procreate.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:37 | 3559786 azzhatter
azzhatter's picture

This skank Jolie thinks the world cares about her

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:37 | 3560083 Son of Loki
Son of Loki's picture

Whew!  I was afraid they were going to run the story about my Dad's bunion operation.....he hates the publicity. Glad the NYT chose her instead ....

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:14 | 3559697 Ignatius
Ignatius's picture

"They sound legitimately surprised."


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:14 | 3559698 spankfish
spankfish's picture

WTF did they, the Newspaper Guild, think has been going on since the passage of the Patriot Act and everything else that has followed.  Maroons.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:14 | 3559699 onewayticket2
onewayticket2's picture

Is anyone surprised? If you vote for central planners from Chicago, this is what you get.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:21 | 3559721 prains
prains's picture

because the central planners from Toledo are so much better........noise

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:16 | 3559704 fonzannoon
fonzannoon's picture

David Tepper is fucking angry right now that none of you are buying stocks.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:16 | 3559705 Bon Hagar
Bon Hagar's picture

Smells like we're downwind of Chicago alright!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:16 | 3559707 Catch-22
Catch-22's picture

Sorry O/T


… For the stragglers like me who missed the “ZH Notice” thing this weekend…


I wrote on 5/13/2013:

 “Can someone explain to me…

Did they post this to distance themselves from extreme comments that could threaten the existence of ZH… self-preservation kind of a thing?

Or is it the first step in joining the MSM?”


Excerpt from James earlier on 5/13/2013:

“Seems ZH is being threatened w/legal action…

Tyler responded - … in the meantime zerohedge can spend millions in Swiss court defending itself against defamation lawsuits and since all our time will be taken up by legal affairs, not post a single article until such time as we are forced to shut down…”


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:30 | 3559766 ATM
ATM's picture

Are Comminism and Authoritarianism going to be considered a race so as to preclude anyone from disparaging or ridiculing them?

That's the logical next step.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:40 | 3559795 CH1
CH1's picture

No, it's not.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:51 | 3560743 TruthDetector
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"Seem legitimately surprised?"


SEEM surprised indeed!


Remember: "the unions" are syndicate/communist to the CORE.  THIS is how they operate in EVERY country in which they ultimately have their political way.


Those on top get R-I-C-H and the stupid-members get S-C-R-E-W-E-D.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:31 | 3559769 irie1029
irie1029's picture

Figures - the one dependable site.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:38 | 3559794 CH1
CH1's picture

“Can someone explain to me…

Sure. ZH is Tyler's playpen, and if the stream of racist comments in it offend him, he has every right to delete them.

I'm sure the racist fucks can setup their own hate-pen.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:43 | 3559806 shovelhead
shovelhead's picture

It could be as simple as a serious financial blog thats gaining world wide recognition for being first with breaking stories and incisive analysis does not want to seen as catering to a bunch of nutter racists.

Seems a resonable proposition to me.

They can always go back to Stormfront.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:12 | 3559942 Going Loco
Going Loco's picture

I cannot find the thread with Tyler's response, I have tried Google and ZH's own search facility. What gives? Has that comments thread been Cyprussed?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:37 | 3560085 Catch-22
Catch-22's picture

I couldn’t find the original either, so I just quoted “James” from the following address:

Since the quote seems reasonable, I gave him the benefit of the doubt…



Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:58 | 3560196 Going Loco
Going Loco's picture

OK, a (possible) original comment by a Tyler, which is quoted without citation by a commenter, but the original comment is nowhere to be found. We will never know the truth. And it don't really matter, do it? I was just curious. Can't remember why....

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:10 | 3560556 Going Loco
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Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:18 | 3559709 darteaus
darteaus's picture

Indeed, the most transparent administration ever...

Closing Gitmo lie
Birth certificate form fraud
AP wiretaps
Fast and furious
Vote fraud
Black Panther non prosecution
Gun confiscation efforts
Shamnesty efforts
Acorn support
Blaming Bush
IRS abuse
Libya turnover to Al Queda
Egypt turnover to Muslim Brotherhood
Afghanistan undersupport of hand picked general
Support of Al Queda in Syria
Failed economy
QE 4evah


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:21 | 3559722 the not so migh...
the not so mighty maximiza's picture

dynomite list,  plus...fat ass wife

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:22 | 3559728 GetZeeGold
GetZeeGold's picture



Sounds crazy....but lot's of people dig that crap.


Whatca gonna do?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:23 | 3559736 the not so migh...
the not so mighty maximiza's picture

more cushion for the push'in !!!!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:39 | 3560096 francis_sawyer
francis_sawyer's picture

"I'm sorry I had a fight in the middle of your Black Panther party"

~Forrest Gump

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:28 | 3559754 e-recep
e-recep's picture


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:25 | 3559741 toys for tits
toys for tits's picture

With all these scandals and scandallets you listed, more people are starting to see right through them.


That makes them transparent, right?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:26 | 3559748 Sach Mahoney
Sach Mahoney's picture

Unionization of America and choosing unions over our kids educations, Stopping the NatGas pipeline, shutting down coal factories, purposfully driving energy costs higher, taking credit for increased oil production that Bush or North Dakota created, Solyndra failure and crony capitalism, liberalization of courts, failure to close borders and deal with illegals, suing border states to defend their own borders, voting corruption and failure to enforce proof of ID, Dodd Frank overreach bill crushing our capital markets, corrupt FED and money printing, Fannie and Freddie still in business of losing billions, Boston Terror Plot not stopped despite knowing of the bomber in Boston, etc. etc. etc. 

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:28 | 3559753 Sach Mahoney
Sach Mahoney's picture

Hey, maybe its faster just to focus on Obama's successes:   crickets

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:53 | 3559843 LawsofPhysics
LawsofPhysics's picture

Another moron who still thinks he has a choice.  Obama=Bush=Clinton=Bush=PUPPET.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:21 | 3560002 g speed
g speed's picture

you forgot racism---obutt head is a fucking racist--there --I said it.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:52 | 3559835 LawsofPhysics
LawsofPhysics's picture

America is unionized?  Stupid fucking comment.  Hey dipshit, tell us, what percentage of American taxpayers are Unionized?  It is currently less than 7% you ignorant fuck.  The shit you mention is nothing but circuses for stupid fucks, guess TPTB know their market well.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:52 | 3560757 TruthDetector
TruthDetector's picture

Remember: "the unions" are syndicate/communist to the CORE.  THIS is how they operate in EVERY country in which they ultimately have their political way.


Those on top get R-I-C-H and the stupid-members get S-C-R-E-W-E-D.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:49 | 3559826 Rip van Wrinkle
Rip van Wrinkle's picture

You forgot one thing: -


Afghanistan - Running the drugs industry

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:08 | 3559924 ThisIsBob
ThisIsBob's picture

Well, that "industry" accounts for a substantial portion of  Afganistan's GNP, and a lot of the product goes to Iran and Russia.  Its a win-win.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:26 | 3560337 FreeNewEnergy
FreeNewEnergy's picture

What about NO BANKSTER PROSECUTIONS? Don't they make the list?

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:18 | 3559710 Sach Mahoney
Sach Mahoney's picture

This administration has no hope of change, much less bullshitting us with HOPE and CHANGE.  The corruption is so deeply embedded in their Chicago style politics, they are hopeless and the polls cannot come fast enough to let us change Government.  

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:37 | 3559787 El
El's picture

HOPE and CHANGE is so yesterday. Get with the times. Now it is FORWARD...right off the side of a cliff.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:19 | 3559711 caimen garou
caimen garou's picture

ah, it does'nt feel so good getting the bananna from dictator "o" now does it!

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:19 | 3559713 no1wonder
no1wonder's picture

Intelligence? How about this ONE!

CIA agent trying to recruit Russian intelligence officer detained in Moscow - FSB

Russia seizes 'CIA agent in Moscow': US diplomat arrested on suspicion of spying

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:24 | 3559739 13thWarrior
13thWarrior's picture

Time to bring out Anti-Putin protests funded by Soros.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:19 | 3559714 the not so migh...
the not so mighty maximiza's picture

wow , they are like the spice mining guild

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:21 | 3559723 Going Loco
Going Loco's picture

"In a totalitarian state nobody is accountable to anyone else..."

Wrong. In a totalitarian state everyone except the elite is accountable to the elite and the elite are accountable to whichever individual member of the elite is (temporarily) most adept at emasculating the rest of the members of the elite.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:28 | 3559755 negative rates
negative rates's picture

You mean there is no top to the ponzi pyramid? I was all in too, before that, now I'll fold.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:30 | 3559765 andrewp111
andrewp111's picture

Everyone is accountable to the Dictator, but he is accountable to no one.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 09:58 | 3560195 bunnyswanson
bunnyswanson's picture

Love Conquers All. (rem everybody hurts)

I am convinced. 


Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:54 | 3560762 TruthDetector
TruthDetector's picture

"The unions" are syndicate/communist to the CORE.  THIS is how they operate in EVERY country in which they ultimately have their political way.


Those on top get R-I-C-H and the stupid-members get S-C-R-E-W-E-D.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 16:28 | 3562082 MeelionDollerBogus
MeelionDollerBogus's picture

That's not what "accountable" means. That's what "enslaved" means. There is a difference.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:23 | 3559725 LawsofPhysics
LawsofPhysics's picture

Another case of "be careful what you wish for".  The fact that John Corzine is still a free man should be more than enough to  make everyone completely aware that fraud is the status quo.  There is no rule of law and no one will be held accountable (certainly no one with power and control - which is what all this is really about), especially if the crime is "clever".  Stupid fucks, fuck em.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:30 | 3559760 negative rates
negative rates's picture

Weather the house sells or not, Jon won't make it to the end.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:22 | 3559726 mydogisprettier...
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All the while using the media as the propaganda machine, Obushney was spying on them.....hahahahahahahahaha

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:22 | 3559727 Charles Nelson ...
Charles Nelson Reilly's picture

No worries, this will all blow over when the AP heads are invited over for a friendly pick up b-ball game @ 1600 Penn.

The media loves a big story, even if it means temporarily throwing their own prodigal son under the bus for a few days.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:48 | 3559823 Van Halen
Van Halen's picture

Word is that a Dunkin' Donuts semi was seen backing up to the White House Press Briefing Room this morning.

Tue, 05/14/2013 - 08:32 | 3559729 Mercury
Mercury's picture

It appears officials are twisting legislation designed to protect public safety as a means to muzzle those concerned with the public’s right to know.


You don’t say.

’m sorry, you said you people were in in the news business?


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