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Revolution 2.0: If History Is Any Guide, It's Only Going To Get Worse

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Via Simon Black of Sovereign Man blog,

On a ski slope, there are two kinds of people.

 

The first group is people who seem to have been born on skis. The second group is the people who are humiliated by the first group.

 

Having grown up in Texas, I never saw snow until my first winter at West Point at the age of 17. So I am unfortunately in the latter group. But I do my best to fake it.

 

This weekend I had my first outing on the slopes for this season. It's winter time down in Chile, but you wouldn't really know it. The high yesterday was in the low 70s with a warm, sunny, blue sky.

 

If you're a skier (in either group), I highly recommend it. Andean powder is fantastic, and there are two top quality ski areas within a mere 45 minutes of Chile's bustling capital city.

 

What's more, even on a beautiful winter Sunday afternoon, there were hardly any people around. Compared to a lot of major ski areas up north where you have to wait 20 minutes for the chairlift, my friends and I practically had the entire mountainside to ourselves. It was incredible.

 

This is one of the major benefits about being in Chile. It's not the skiing, per se, but the lifestyle in general. You can get anything you want here, so there's very few (if any) sacrifices.

I'm telling you this as part of a much larger point. Look at what's been uncovered lately:

Morally and financially bankrupt western governments have resorted to direct confiscation of people's bank accounts. They have used their tax services to bully political opposition groups. They have used their intelligence services to surveil their own citizens and press.

They have completely destroyed any vestiges of the free market. They have insidiously pillaged people's savings through inflation. They have indebted future generations who will not be born for decades. They have manipulated the price of money, thus creating massive distortions and bubbles across ALL financial markets.

The list of egregious offenses by these governments reads like a modern day version of the Declaration of Independence, in which Thomas Jefferson so eloquently lists the British King's "long train of abuses", including:

  • He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
  • He has obstructed the Administration of Justice
  • He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny
  • For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments

Sound familiar?

We've been talking about solutions in our daily letters and premium publications for several years. And it makes a LOT of sense to consider holding precious metals overseas, establishing a bank account in a stable foreign country, shipping your retirement account abroad, etc.

But if you really want to declare your own independence and take back your personal sovereignty, sometimes this means getting out of dodge.

Because if history is any indicator, it's only going to get worse. This is just the beginning.

History shows that desperate, insolvent nations almost INVARIABLY resort to vain attempts at despotic control-- capital controls, wage and price controls, border controls, people controls.

And the worse things get, the more destructive the tactics become.

It really makes a lot of sense to have a place to go. Or at least, to KNOW where you and your family would go if you ever felt urgency need to leave town.

Candidly, this is much better approach than waiting around for Revolution 2.0 to begin. If you really want to help, you're going to be in a much better position to do so from overseas, with your family and savings in tact.

The world is a big place, and there are a lot of great options, including Chile. It would be prudent to start thinking about these options now... because the time to start researching isn't while you're packing your suitcase.

 

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Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:46 | 3644364 Iocosus
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is Simon a trust fund baby that he is able to travel the world carelessly and naively urge us working slaves too also?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:50 | 3644382 AlaricBalth
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"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson

I think I'll stick around.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:51 | 3644388 nmewn
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And I got your back.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:55 | 3644402 Iocosus
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The down arrow came from your NSA moderator. He doesn't think revolution is a good idea as it would interfere with his planned skiing trip to Chile later this month.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:01 | 3644423 francis_sawyer
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Let's all move to Gstaad & start a new republic...

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:04 | 3644436 Iocosus
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easier to get in as a summer intern at Goldman Sachs, unless you suggest we assemble an army and invade.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:29 | 3644689 markmotive
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Our imperial past is coming back to haunt our imperial present. We are slowly turning against everything we fought so hard for.

Learn from history...Gandhi (the 1982 movie) shows where imperial western nations can and have been. There are plenty of other examples if you look for them. Unfortunately, it seems like liberty is a sociological anomaly.

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2013/06/gandhi-full-1982-movie.html

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:55 | 3644931 Oh regional Indian
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Gandhi....stooge.

MLK...Stooge

Mandela....stooge....

 

The 20th century had only Unsung heroes and nothing else.

Snowed-in ;-)

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/03/28/for-dis-believers/

 

ori

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:17 | 3645891 El Diablo Rojo
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Simon Black has never been to Chile, or at least outside a resort. Most of the plumbing in Chile consists of squat basins. When the resort plumbing fails because the local sewage plant doesn’t have electricity, he will be up shit creek, literally. He can take and print his posts from ZH and use them for what they truly should be used for, toilet paper. 

On the plus side, quinoa is a great source of protein and is grown quite well in the Chilean tundra.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:08 | 3644444 otto skorzeny
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Lots of hot Russian/E European poon running around there on the last visit.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:16 | 3644473 smlbizman
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i want simon to sign off from now on......."stay thirsty my friends"....cause i know he is the dos equis guy.....

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:48 | 3644581 Randall Cabot
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"For over 1,700 years, the Jews have been bewailing their sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland, as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it to them in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for not returning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do not live on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. They must subsist on Christians and other people not of their race".

(Passage of Benjamin Franklin's speech in a "CHIT CHAT AROUND THE TABLE DURING INTERMISSION," at the Philadelphia Constitutio-nal Convention of 1787. This statement was recorded in the diary of Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a delegate from South Carolina.)

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:54 | 3644595 NoDebt
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My favorite line from the article:

"Andean powder is fantastic"

I'll bet.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:59 | 3644606 wisehiney
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Do they have night lights on the Chilean slopes?

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:47 | 3644997 The Gooch
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MOLON RAIL

 

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:06 | 3644441 BandGap
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Amen. I'm not going anywhere and I'll stick with those of like mind.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 04:34 | 3645140 lakecity55
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I have a good fire going.

Pass the Hoppe's #9, please.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:24 | 3644687 PiratePawpaw
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Unfortunately, that would make about one.......

Most (about 95%) of americans are far too domesticated to revolt......

In 1776, about 1/3 supported revolution. Today I doubt you could get 1/3 to actively support putting themselves out if they were on fire....

"If you drop a frog in boiling water, he will jump out. If you drop him in warm water and turn up the heat; he will sit there and boil".........we have been sitting in 'american soup' for over a generation.

My ancestors are rolling in their graves......I weep....

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:33 | 3644708 nmewn
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There's still embers down in there Pawpaw...I'm not giving in to these pricks...ever.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:02 | 3644782 AlaricBalth
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Neither will I, nmewn. And I have your six as well.

My ancestors sailed into Philadelphia in 1737 aboard the Virtuous Grace, captained by John Bull. Settled in York, Pa. And over time scattered from Virginia to Tennessee, into Missouri, down to Texas and as far west as California. There is an old Civil War fort in Missouri named after my family. My ancestors fought in every war this country has seen, including the Revolutionary War.

I will be damned if I am going to leave this land where my ancestral blood was spilled.

And concerning Simon Black, as a fellow West Pointer, I am ashamed his motto is "cut and run". He seems to have forgotten the USMA motto, "Duty, Honor, Country". As plebes we took oaths to defend this country against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I take that oath as a solemn vow.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:13 | 3644962 DaveyJones
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Well said. they overestimate the things they shouldn't and underestimate everything else

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 01:07 | 3645025 Uber Vandal
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"Where are your lands?" A trader taunted Crazy Horse

"My land is where my dead lie buried" He replied.

https://www.nytimes.com/2006/06/10/us/10horses.html?_r=0

 

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 02:02 | 3645075 Kirk2NCC1701
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Very commendable - seriously. But let me ask you and your courageous & patriotic comrades-in-arms:

Did you serve Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld? Did you vote for them? If so, do you still stand by them, or did you have your own 'epiphany' and turning point? And if you 'turned' against TPTB, how is your decision to stay and keep feeding The Machine more noble than someone else's, who decides to stop feeding it and decides to leave? Do you commend a person or family when they leave an oppressive regime and come to the Land Of The Free, but begrudge them when it's the other way around? Do you begrudge his courage to vote with his feet, his lifestyle or his shameless 'bragging'? You DO know that in Texas, "It ain't bragging if you can do it"?

These are fair questions. I hope to get some fair and robust answers, not just Junks for asking what may be uncomfortable questions.
:-)

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 07:18 | 3645280 malikai
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The reality of the situation is that the United States is now in the same role as Europe in the 1700s.

Our ancestors left Europe for a reason. Smart people are leaving the US today - for a reason.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 07:38 | 3645319 kralizec
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My ancestors came over in 1640 on the Winthrop fleet, I'll die with my boots on and all barrels red hot, I'll not be pushed around by these pricks!

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:42 | 3645996 AlaricBalth
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Kirk - You ask some very stirring questions which deserve an equally sagacious and sober response. 

Let me begin by asking you what you define as "patriotic comrades-in-arms"? If you are referring to mindless flag waving cheerleaders who scream "USA" at a sporting event, or one who emphatically states "America. Love it or leave it" without a full understanding of what America was, is, and could be, I would not qualify under that particular category. My oath was to my country, not the government. A patriot is one who supports good and limited governance. One who not only questions the government when injustice arises, but tries to affect change when repression, encroachment, incompetence and systemic criminality infringes upon the liberties which once made this nation a hopeful place.  

Liberty is the freedom to make choices.  I do not begrudge a man who has reached his saturation point and decides to leave. It is stessful to relocate a family to a place in which one is relatively unfamiliar.  However, I do have issues with a man who took an oath to defend, and then takes pot-shots from the comfort and temporal safety of the ski-slopes of the Andes.

Concerning Bush, Cheney, Obama et al, I neither voted for them nor support them. My political leanings do not adhere to the prevalent left/right paradigm. I have been very fortunate because I have experienced the best and worst of what this country has to offer. My "epiphany" or turning point, as you say, is a personal one which occured a very long time ago. This country has clearly lost its way. Too many individuals and entities believe entitlement is their birthright.  Too many have their hand out and not enough are willing to lend a hand. Sacrifice has become an archaic act and narcissism has become its replacement. 

I choose to stay, because I believe standing and fighting for an ideal can be contagious and it will leave a legacy for my children to follow.

 

 

 

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 08:52 | 3645379 Urban Redneck
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As I was reading the article- I thought about making a smart-ass comment about a Chicago boy, a West Point grad, and an Ivy League spook as they pertain to the notion of the viability of maintaining freedom on his favorite ski slope irrespective of events in the US...

If TSHTF, the game for the United States won't just play out in the United States, packing up and rlocating to another country is level of preparation that few have risen to, the more strategic question is why- is his ambition retreat or engaging from higher ground?  The Chile shtick is a bit daft, btu onc's gots to eats, but that's not necessarily all there is to it.  

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 09:15 | 3645587 10PastMidnight
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they'll bite, when they get hungry enough...

 

people just aren't down and out enough to fight, they still have hand out's, they still have shelter and they still have food, well enough of the population does. when the number of citizens having these things decreases to a certain level, you won't be able to stop the flow of people willing to do "ANYTHING" to stay alive.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:34 | 3644887 Kirk2NCC1701
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For his sake I hope he has a bullet-proof vest, as he looks a fair bit like Edward Snowden.  Not to be a jerk or use too-dark humor, but I'd get a T-Shirt that says:

"Don't shoot.  I'm not Ed Snowden"

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:01 | 3644422 alphamentalist
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and when all western nations are going through the same despotic spasms at the same moment how are things going to go in chile (when copper trades at $0.80 again)? or for that matter any other corner of a planet that depends on selling their cheap labor crap to the US/EU? good luck finding safe harbor in that storm. america is where to make your stand.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:52 | 3644591 NoDebt
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Yeah, I imagine "friendly to Americans" evaporates pretty quick in most places when they realize nobody's coming to defend  those Americans in the event there are "problems."

 

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 07:21 | 3645286 malikai
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Long before copper trades at 80c, demand will spike when the wars break out.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:03 | 3644433 wisehiney
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How can you see my t-shirt from there?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:21 | 3644675 fuckitall
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Yea, well, that tree died long ago, and don't bother planting another one, it would die too.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:52 | 3644761 ultimate warrior
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Patriots don't run like cowards. They fight like men.

-ultimate warrior

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:04 | 3644791 fuckitall
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But they WILL put it off forever :)

"Patriot" motto:  It's not time yet.

(and never will be)

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:27 | 3644868 Kirk2NCC1701
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Yours is too simplistic a model, as there a various forms of "bravery":

 

   1. Physical bravery:  Boxers, fighters, stuntmen, explorers, extreme athletes, warriors...

   2. Performance bravery:  Public speaking, acting, singing, politicians

   3. Economic bravery:  Entrepreneurs & businessmen

Rarely will people have plenty of each form of bravery.  More likely, they will have a lot more of one form than any other.  Were it not so, all those fighting soldiers from Afghanistan and Iraq would become very successful in groups 2 and 3, rather than being unemployed and hoping to get a job with some 'coward' who lacked the courage to fight in a war but had the courage to build a business.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 09:19 | 3645600 10PastMidnight
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politicians aren't performance brave, they are ruthless theives is all. they just keep telling themselves it's ok, the citizens are just comodities, not human beings. that's not bravery, that's just bull shit lies my friend.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 01:37 | 3645058 Kirk2NCC1701
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Who can criticize a person totally bonded to their soil and heritage. It's only human.

Simon does not seem to have figured out to tweak his SovereignMan message (aimed at more affluent and 'mobile' ppl) to the profile of ZH bloggers ('traditional'?).

Likewise, the same and agitated critics do not seem to have figured out that they are not his target audience. It's not unlike the beer & pick-up crowd getting worked up over TV ads for Audi or Porsche on their favorite show.

Generally, when faced with an annoying commercial, most (rational) people respond by ignoring or avoiding it.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 08:30 | 3645423 stant
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this 4th of july i will be going vicksburg on thier ass. i will celebrate my divorce of this charade. at the range

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:38 | 3645993 Lmo Mutton
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""The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." Thomas Jefferson

I think I'll stick around."

 

AlaricBalth 2013

 

AlaricBalth, FUCK YEA!!

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:19 | 3644486 Midasking
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when can we just admit we are bk.. and start over.  I am so tired of this I feel like a little kid at the mall.  http://tinyurl.com/mem7o7x

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:47 | 3644578 XitSam
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Simon isn't worth the time. He's a broken record, with no new actionable information. "Chile. Gold. In banks around the world." Whatever.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:15 | 3644663 Room 101
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Another article from Simon, International Asshole of Mystery.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:56 | 3644373 otto skorzeny
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Simon kicks ass- but there is no way I store valuable  shit further away than arm's length.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:48 | 3644379 ParkAveFlasher
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Simon Black has me this time.  Of course he probably entered a CIA wormhole just to pop his head in over TJ's shoulder as he put quill to vellum.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:48 | 3644380 A Lunatic
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Thank you for your insights James Bond...........

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:49 | 3644383 nmewn
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Corruptissima re publica plurimae leges.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:02 | 3644622 jon dough
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Who the fuck would down vote something so self-evident?

Jesús marimba, this town needs an enema...

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:10 | 3644647 nmewn
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One who hates anything I say...which points to their intelligence ;-)

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:51 | 3644390 fonzannoon
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I'm sorry I fucking hate this guy. I will take the junks.

"This weekend I had my first outing on the slopes for this season. It's winter time down in Chile, but you wouldn't really know it. The high yesterday was in the low 70s with a warm, sunny, blue sky.

 

If you're a skier (in either group), I highly recommend it. Andean powder is fantastic, and there are two top quality ski areas within a mere 45 minutes of Chile's bustling capital city.

 

What's more, even on a beautiful winter Sunday afternoon, there were hardly any people around. Compared to a lot of major ski areas up north where you have to wait 20 minutes for the chairlift, my friends and I practically had the entire mountainside to ourselves. It was incredible."

Is he trying to elicit a projective vomit?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:53 | 3644396 Iocosus
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that or the moo shoo pork

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:55 | 3644404 otto skorzeny
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I envy the guy for having great skiing that close.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:10 | 3644455 ParkAveFlasher
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I envy him for his Dos Equis commercials.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:16 | 3644965 BidnessMan
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Was in a Tex-Mex pace last night with two portraits of the Dos Equis Dude on the walls. Kinda weird

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:20 | 3644970 BidnessMan
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Was in a Tex-Mex pace last night with two portraits of the Dos Equis Dude on the walls. Kinda weird

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:32 | 3646466 mkhs
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Ironic?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:09 | 3644450 kito
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simon doesnt get the fact that skiing is way beyond the budget of most chileans..........perhaps that could explain why he had the mountainside to himself...............funny huh!! simon black...the chilean one percenter.................

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:14 | 3644469 fonzannoon
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"Simon Black was critically injured on a Chilean mountain yesterday after being hit by a group of snowboarders when he refused to move out of their way while yelling that they did not fit into "either category".

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:19 | 3644487 A Lunatic
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This explains why he was unable to spend the afternoon para-sailing............

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:22 | 3644494 kito
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simon faced delays in treatment after attempting to pay the hospital in krugerrands...........

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:25 | 3644505 ParkAveFlasher
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Luckily, there was a CIA secret torture chamber in the basement of the clinic staffed with friendlies.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:23 | 3644857 prains
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his thoroughbreed alpaca waited patiently for his master tied to the hitching post

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:21 | 3644973 DaveyJones
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Fuck this was a funny chain. thanks  

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:25 | 3644501 disabledvet
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"attacked for calling them a bunch of worthless shredders" whereupon he flew into a crevace and plunged three thousand feet into Satan's icy embrace." (with said Shredders laughing all the way down on that fine powder.) I mean mocking our loss of freedom from abroad really is a New Form of Low. I'm sure the Tylers Durden enjoy this in their own way...but get over it you infantile dipshits. The dollar is still the gold standard and the only thing money buys is a new Federal Program.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:20 | 3644674 three chord sloth
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Exactly. Chile median household income - $11k/yr. He hangs around with Chile's upper ten percent and thinks he's living amongst the commoners.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:20 | 3644490 erg
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Maybe he is even skiing on a slope of caviar. If there is an avalanche he can eat his way out.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:54 | 3644397 q99x2
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Jefferson didn't run M'Fer.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:56 | 3644405 fonzannoon
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yes he did q99x2. You have your history wrong.

In fact Jefferson left just prior to the revolution for a cabin in patagonia. He occasionally wrote his family back here and sent them the most defiant words paper could handle.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:57 | 3644409 otto skorzeny
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damn fonz- when did simon piss in you corn flakes?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:03 | 3644432 fonzannoon
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Half the stuff he writes makes sense, and is always good to have out there, even if it is mostly regurgitated zh material.

The other half the time his overwhelming international man of mystery crap just falls flat and ruins anything after it.

Jus my 2 cents, I don't mind getting knocked around for putting it out there. I get it.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:25 | 3644500 kito
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you forgot about the part where he attempts to sell you a one bedroom casita in the chilean paramo with mermaids in the swimming pool and complimentary chilean inflation protection bonds....all for gringo prices...........................

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:31 | 3644699 The Shootist
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Clay Jenkinson would like you all to know that as Governor of VA, Jefferson did flee as the Brits started marching on the state capital.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 05:45 | 3645159 SunRise
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Yea - he hid himself and his silver for a season.

It is vainglory to pompously wag your head in front of a British cannon.  There's Indian patriots and there's Redcoat patriots.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:00 | 3644614 NoDebt
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I'm pretty sure he tried to sell me a timeshare in Patagonia once.  I almost bought in on it until I realized he was lying about Patagonia being in the Outer Banks.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 10:26 | 3645930 DanDaley
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Yeah, and let's remember that Chile came within a c.-hair of becoming another workers paradise in the 70s.  Think it can't happen again?  Think again.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:06 | 3644442 espirit
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Didn't some guy named Pinocchio, or Pinochle used to run Chile?

Just saying.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:13 | 3644467 grunk
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And I think he was friends with the CIA.

So maybe you really can't escape it.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:56 | 3644933 TheReplacement
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Pinochet.  He took people like Obama and Bernanke up in helos 10k over the ocean and told them to walk home.  Most apparently got lost on the way and never made it.  Pinochet was a bad man but he got rid of many worse men.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 04:47 | 3645146 NidStyles
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What you really meant to say is that he got rid of everyone that opposed him or was a threat to his power. There is a difference between getting rid of bad men while doing bad things to do so, and just being a power hungry asshole that kills whomever he wishes.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:07 | 3644431 ParkAveFlasher
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My most Venerable friend Benjamin F., The snow has alighted unpeturbed about the Lofty Plains of Chile.  Please give my Fortuitivity and Wellest- wishes to the Militia Men in Valley Forge.

yourl Fellow Revolutionary, Thomas. J @ neoclassicalrevolutionaryman.blog

PS The slave bitchez are most Brown Sugary in winter.  And do keepeth that midget pederast Hamilton from profiteering my cannibis patch.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:16 | 3644476 wisehiney
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George Washington did'nt run M'Fer. - Better?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:22 | 3644496 ParkAveFlasher
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+1 for spirit.  Actually, GW was a very good runner especially from occupying armies.  His was one huge victory for assymetric warfare as fought by guerilla units.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:30 | 3644522 wisehiney
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Tactical running is different than chicken running.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:32 | 3644706 PiratePawpaw
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Rule #1: cardio....When the zombie apocolypse started, the fatties were the first to go.

america: the fattest nation on the planet........doesnt bode well for any kind of running.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:58 | 3644938 TheReplacement
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Retreating isn't running.  It's living to fight another day.  Running is just running so you can hide and hopefully never have to fight.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 05:25 | 3645153 Optimusprime
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Not really.  Washington personally tried (in vain) to stem the flood of retreat at Long Island, for instance.  There was never any question of his physical courage--he was imperturbable under fire, and had multiple horses shot out from under him.  For all that, he was mostly successful for his endurance, and for the final victory (aided to be sure by de Grasse and Rochambeau) at Yorktown.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:57 | 3644406 stinkhammer
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fuck it dude, let's go bowling

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 20:59 | 3644412 CPL
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It's going to get so much weirder...just wait.

 

I can't stress enough for people to keep their shit together.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:02 | 3644427 Iocosus
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I agree. But some of us are faced with the problem of narrow-minded family members. Shall we kidnap them for their own good, or take off for our own good?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:59 | 3644523 CPL
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I know all that wild energy floating around is a bit hard to take over the last month, but endure, keep cool and settled.  Otherwise if they aren't alert to the situation, personally I leave people to their illusions.  People will fight tooth and nail to hold on to them at any cost.  Even themselves.

The past decade of financial savy has lead the majority of people to create hell's of their own making by proxy of 25 year long mortgages and debt in general that couldn't be paid back in two human lifetimes.  The same people that didn't listen to reason then about the polished turds in US Real estate are now no more likely to listen to reason now.  

I know it really sucks but nobody wins, everyone loses something.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 08:21 | 3645401 Iocosus
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The 'Illumined' ones have exploited humanity's natural tendency to remain in their comfort zone.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 09:38 | 3645663 CPL
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No, they are simply wasting their own time that should otherwise be spent in allowing themselves to move on and become better for it.  The entire point of gaining insight into things is to share it.  But I think we've noticed the dead end of progress once those granted with power hide or abuse or worse, claim more than allowed (greed).

Balance will come and avoiding the change is not optional for anyone.

It's not just the regional TPTB that have made mistakes btw.  Everyone has their role to play in the current mess.  Best to keep it even, smile a bit more, enjoy the company, work on something with purpose, be human basically.  And stay out of troubles if able.  

This meme floating around about arming everyone to the teeth isn't helping any, waste of resources and counter productive.  Seriously, nobody should be getting hot to go gun down a complete stranger that has their own problems.

Believe me, there is a special place in hell for those that fob someone else's debt as currency, usury and war for their bread and butter.  It never goes un-noticed, ever.  Out of the TPTB though there are geniunely good people trapped in the situation.  We are seeing them now surface.  Drone operators...NSA...CIA...all of them.  Once dreamers, builders and makers, then twisted into weapons.  But they find redemption somewhere in their lives, ignore the direct consequences of people that term themselves 'master' and hear the melody that drew them into being dreamers, builder and makers.  By this they will grow better and understand the power of knowledge, that knowledge is great and all, but if it's only used to do crappy things to other people.  Then the knowledge should either a)  Be lost forever.  b) Be shared.  These folks now understand that. 

Again...it's going to get so much weirder.  Salvador Dali would be proud of the headlines today, a complete and bewildering mess of nonsensical 'news' items built to only evoke an emotional response.  What wouldn't make Dali proud is the intention of this 'art' isn't to provide thoughtful insight or humour, it's only built to get people pissed off.  It's bait for a reaction.

The power to change the situation is all in the individual, all of it.  Change the world, by changing yourself and leading with your heart.  As sappy as it sounds.  Be nice to yourself and it tends to mirror itself in others.  Change the offered script, use the original memes.  A smile, kindness and helping hand.  It gets noticed and passed on to others.  That's the only counter I know of to a bad situation.  Put the pin back in the grenade and get everyone to settle down.  Maybe some golf.

 

 

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 11:50 | 3646305 Weisshaupt
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One Hlaf of the country whole-heartedly beleive they are owed a living at someone else's expense. A Smile, kindness and a helping hand to these people is interpreted as weakness, stupidity, and an opportunity to leave you mugged, raped and or dead in an alleyway, and allowing that isn't going to change anything but embolden these barbarians. They will not learn, because they have no interest in learning. They will not change, because they do not want to change.  These "complete strangers" don't have my proiblems - because my problem is that these strangers wish to rob and enslave me.  The only thing they will ever "understand" is force, because it is they only tool they know or beleive in. They think that might makes right- that morality is what you can get away with without consequence.  - and the only way to deal with a person like that is in kind. They are sociopaths. The time is coming where if you accept and continue to do the jobs the CIA, NSA and drone operators are doing  and continue to serve as the  footmen of the Might makes Right philosophy, you will get and deserve the same you dish out.  A person who denies the rights of others, can make no leigitmate claim to rights of their own. Those who act deliberately and immorally, deserve no protection or mercy from the moral. 

Playing golf won't get them out of my business, nor will it secure a free future for  my children. There is a line in the sand. They have been warned. Don't tread on me. But they will- they know no other way.  If the founders had listend to the likes of you, America would never have enjoyed any period of freedom. You should grow up and recongize that evil exists and walks the earth. 

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 19:56 | 3646961 CPL
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Let's talk about good and evil then shall we.  First there can be no good without evil.  As heretical as this sounds.  There can be NO Christ without the Anti-Christ.  Alternatively there can be no Anti-Christ without the Christ.  Each aspect has a role to play in all of our lives in each of us.  That is the Tao of everything.  The balance.

So asking for a Christ to return to tell you all that you are all good people doesn't happen until the nasty work of removing the assholes of the world happens first.  While nobody would cheer at the arrival of that particular aspect, it shouldn't be unexpected that usually one shows up with the other.  I doubt any of us would want the job to be vilified and wreck shit.  But like paving a road, the way has to be cleared first.

I mean this isn't a new story...it's been told countless numbers of ways, in every culture, every part of the planet through ALL of history in song, poem, story and even poorly managed content in religious texts.

Evil is what you define it as, because it's you.  If you think it's evil...well. 

In the three pound universe that sits between your ears.  That's where the evil lives in your life.  YOUR interpretation of it, every piece of evidence you gather towards your case.  Whether it's tea leaves, bibles, torahs, rocket boots, tv ads.  It is not evidence towards evil.

It's JUSTIFICATION for YOUR future actions...or current action...or past action of an evil you've done or going to do.  To anybody else, they seriously don't care.  All they care is you don't hurt them.  Enjoy the hell of your own making otherwise, sounds like you are well underway.  So grow a pair and take some personal responsibility for yourself. 

The devil didn't make you do anything.  You did it.  Just you.  Choice is always in your hands on how you live your life.  Live it well or live it like a sailor on shore leave.  To the person next to you, they don't care unless you give them a reason for a personal commitment.  If you act like a indebted gun nut loud mouth with a touch of mad max syndrome, expect results that match the offer.

I didn't say it was going to be easy.  I said it was going to be weird.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 13:09 | 3646621 tip e. canoe
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i prefer bocce over golf, but otherwise i'm right with ya brother

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 14:18 | 3646981 CPL
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Bocce works as well.  And curling.  Summer/Winter paradigm in Canada.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:25 | 3647843 1C3-N1N3
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CPL, this has my vote for post of the year. Beautifully done, and...

Right. On.

Balance will come

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:37 | 3644541 espirit
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Too many "gates" being breached.

Benghazigate

Irsgate

Nsagate

Muted indifference? Desensitiviation?

There is an endgame planned in this madness, we just don't recognize the disease caused by these symptoms.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:06 | 3644637 logicalman
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There's been a lot of 'gates'

I'm witing for trapdoors opening under the criminal class.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:01 | 3644415 SilverIsMoney
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Something to keep in mind...

Things are bad now for people like us BUT more people are awake than ever have been before. This site and others are proof, no?

I think of guys like Mises, Hayek, Rothbard, and even Ron Paul... These men were truly alone in their fight and because of people like them we are not.

We, the remnant, are closer than we've ever been no matter how depressing it may be today its still not as depressing as yesterday. We will win out we just have to keep fighting the battle for ideas...

The worse it gets the more people will demand answers and the more likely they'll be willing to listen to reason. Only something WORSE is going to break them from their stupors... the worse it is the more likely it is they will listen to us.

 

I say bring it on... push the masses towards us, tyrants, and when the time finally comes we will slay you with your own hubris. 

 

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:59 | 3644609 CPL
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Ever see the Truman Show?

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:18 | 3644968 MrPalladium
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Everyone on this board, buy or rent "The Truman Show" - the most important movie of this young century. Sadly not one in ten in the theatre audience realized that we are controlled just like Truman, but not in such a tightly confined space.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 08:25 | 3645408 Iocosus
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I believe the Divine visited this place 2000 years ago to demonstrate how an individual can overcome this treacherous world.

It all starts with one person. The chain reaction can be positive or negative; either way, a chain reaction occurs every time we utter a word, entertain a thought, or act.

"Everyone who sins is a slave to sin"

You can get what you pay for, or get what He paid for. Your choice.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 13:10 | 3646628 tip e. canoe
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that and Brazil

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:45 | 3644746 ultimate warrior
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+ 17 Trillion 

At times I get just as depressed and angry as the next Zerohedger but then I think to myself.....Their are people that think just like me out there and this site proves that. I am not alone. I believe their are more of "us" (Austrian's/capitalist/libertarians/anarcho-capitalist/Paulites/etc) than the establishment can handle. NEVER have a defeatist attitude. 

Some quotes from my favorite book and movie "Cloud Atlas."

“Unlimited power in the hands of limited people always leads to cruelty.” 
David MitchellCloud Atlas

“The better organized the state, the duller its humanity.” 
David MitchellCloud Atlas

“- This isn't an interrogation or a trail. Your version of the truth is the only thing that matters.

-Truth is singular. It's 'versions' are mistruths.” 
David MitchellCloud Atlas

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:00 | 3644417 wisehiney
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This time instead of us coming to America to escape the weasels in the Old World (Europe), it looks like the weasels will be leaving us. Ya better not try to come back after we fix it.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:02 | 3644424 Milestones
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I realize that Mr. Black has brought derisive contempt for many of his posts, but this one hits home. I have traveled a great deal in the past years and  yes I have come to grips  that this may well be the solution for many if they can afford the expense.

I too have looked and considered many S.A. locations (want no part of Europe-that would be the frying pan to the fire trick)

In sum, you owe it to your self to at least consder lookiing around on the serious. I would look at Argentina (yea I know mucho problemas, Uruaguay, Chile Peru (little rough for some) BraSil (not Z-look at the spelling on the currency), probably in the far northern part.

Time folks to start using your head for something other that a place to hang your hair.          Milestones

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:28 | 3644519 ParkAveFlasher
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Wtf am I, Dr. Mengele?  Thanks, I' ll wait for NJ to be liberated.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:53 | 3644592 Boondocker
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Screw those shit holes, all third world countries with shit for leadership and populations that would skin you alive if it came to it.  I spent plenty of time in central and south america courtesy of your tax dollars.  Shitty armies too....all talk and no cajones.  If it goes to crap, he will be "disappeared"

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:02 | 3644945 TheReplacement
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Grow a pair.  What kind of American would abandon America?  Seriously dude.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:15 | 3644438 ShrNfr
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Not oddly, I thought the same earlier this afternoon and did a quick re-write.

 July 10, 2013.

The Declaration of the people of the united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for the citizens to dissolve the
political bands which have connected them with their government, and to assume among the
powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of
Nature's God entitle them and of which have all been lost of recent years, a decent
respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which
impel them to the replacement of their current government.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life,
Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are
instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,
--That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the
Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying
its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them
shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will
dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient
causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to
suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to
which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing
invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism,
it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new
Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these United
States; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems
of Government. The history of the present President of the United State
is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the
establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be
submitted to a candid world.

    He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public
        good.
    He has forbidden our Legislators to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance,
        unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and
        when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
    He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people,
        unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the
        Legislature to his servants of his party.
    He has deemed Representative Houses repeatedly dissolved, for opposing with manly
        firmness his invasions on the rights of the people to pass on his appointments.
    He has refused for a long time, after such "dissolutions", to cause others to be
        appointed; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation are unable
        to remove these usurpers.
    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose
        obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others
        to encourage their migrations hither for puposes other than that of seeking
        welfare, and being beholden to him in the future.
    He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his observance of Laws
        passed in their Congress.
    He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither of Bureaucrats to
        harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
    He has affected to render the Civil Servants independent of and superior to the
        Courts of the land.
    He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our
        constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts
        of pretended Legislation in the United Nations:
    For protecting his minions, by a refusal to persecute, from punishment for any Crimes
        which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
    For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
    For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
    He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging hatred
           against us.
    He has excited insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring in
        those inhabitants of our world, the merciless Jihadists, whose known rule
        of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions
        not of their faith.
    He has caused his servants to harass those who would oppose them through the machinery
        of his government.
    He has caused his servants to subject every citizen of the country to unwarranted
        surveilance.
    He has debased our currency and beggars our children.

In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble
terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Dictator
whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be
the president of a free people.

Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our fellow citizens and brethren. We have
warned them from time to time of attempts by the Senate and the President to extend an
nwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our
citizenship. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have
conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which,
would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf
to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the
necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind,
Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:14 | 3644451 criticalreason
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Do u really think that any society  smoothly transition to GOLD as a currency will be less barbaric and civilised than the current one?

 

even the wiermer republic transitioned to the new deutchmark when the old one failed.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:14 | 3644470 espirit
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Not necessarily so, but the evil will be moar visible.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:31 | 3644527 A Lunatic
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Great, then everyone will have to shove their heads even further up their asses..........

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:13 | 3644464 denverdolomte
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Wait....what? So let me get this straight, we just move around the world, placing our precious metals in foreign bank accounts and our 401k's (didn't all the banking industries ban this to trace taxes on anyone not in the 1% for trying to avoid). His website reads as though he is a Wall Street version of Jason Bourne, except more so sounds like a rich kid of a banker. 

I dunno could be completely wrong but as q99x2 put it so gracefully "Jefferson didn't run M'Fer." Too true, too true indeed. A person like Mr. Black wants to wash their hands clean of the struggle and rebuilding but would enrich the opportunity to make money off the backs of others. 

 

F this dude. Has some okay ideas, but I for one aren't jumping on that boat. 

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:13 | 3644466 goldenbuddha454
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SHTF when EBT cards and Welfare checks, Disability checks, unemployment checks are no longer sent.  Five, ten, fifteen years who knows.  I think alot depends on how fast the first major country to collapse will be.  Japan probably.  Dominoes thereafter.  PIIGS, then us.  South America is used to failed states, they'll survive.  Whatever forecast there is for the solvency of any entitlement be it Social Security, medicare, medicaid, Obamacare cut the life expectancy of the program to half of what they tell us.  They're figuring today's numbers at zero percent interest when that cannot and will not last more than a few years.  Then, rates go up and so does the national debt to a point where we're only paying interest.  Prepare for the worst and hope for the best is all one can do.   

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 00:42 | 3644988 Angry White Dude
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NONE of those things will ever be turned off. Those are the proverbial helicopters Ben tosses his money from... SHTF only if there is a supply chain disruption and gov't is unable to keep sufficient supplies flowing to the masses. The trigger will be supply chain disruption and food stops moving. In that event, .gov starts commandeering and nationalizing everything needed to triage the system - fuel, transpo and food production assets. They will impose domestic contros - price controls, rationing, etc. - think WW2 economy for things like sugar, etc., but for most everything. Black markets will pop up. If gov can't maintain control (through martial law) until the supply chain issues are fixed, then that's when you'll see society start to unravel.

Currency crisis may happen and world may say fuck the USD, but so long as USA can grow its own food and get it distributed to people the loss of reserve status alone won't bring the country crashing down or trigger the zombie apocalypse. Hyperinflation in the US will mostly mean that " EBT cards and Welfare checks, Disability checks, unemployment checks " etc. will just have more zeros added to the end, and more people will be added to the rolls of those receiving such transfers.

 

I want to see blood in the streets and bankers and politicians and the like swinging from trees, losing their heads and hoisted on pikes as much as the next ZH'er, but I don't think a currency crisis alone is going to be the tipping point. 

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 05:32 | 3645157 Optimusprime
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Odious debt.  It will no longer be serviced.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:14 | 3644471 rosiescenario
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"History shows that desperate, insolvent nations almost INVARIABLY resort to vain attempts at despotic control-- capital controls, wage and price controls, border controls, people controls."

 

Jeesh...he omitted gun control which is of paramount importance to any despot....maybe shooting sports are not Simon's thing.

 

SA is not going to be very safe either...the Chileans elect one demagogue like Chavez and the ski lifts will not be operating.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:16 | 3644475 1C3-N1N3
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So I take it Simon won't be going back to Texas to help with secession.

I'm aiming for survive-and-rebuild here in Illinois, because Hard Mode. (And really, who else wants Illinoisans? No one.)

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:19 | 3644488 UTICA CLUB XX PURE
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2Long cut paste.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:27 | 3644511 NoelConfidence
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I love it when people out living the good life tell me what needs to be done at home while they're "out".

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:28 | 3644517 Rustysilver
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The guy that tells you to country X has some land to sell you. Fuck off.  I lived behind Iron Curtain in my formative years. Survived quit well.  I can take a lot of shit that most will not be able to take for a day. I lived in west Europe for a number of years. I did my studied on the East Coast of US.  There's no other place that would want to move to.

Yes, if I had $ 10M than that would be different.  For all  of the bull$hit that is going on now in US this is the place for me.  New Zealand is nice but I would not want to spend more then a year there.  Before anyone tell you to move somewhere  spend at least a year as a tourist.

You need to be able to blend into the society that you trying to live in otherwise you will be done if SHTF.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:38 | 3644544 fijisailor
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Good advice.  I was born in the US but have lived in many countries including some classified as "paradise".  Go there and live for a year and see how you're treated as a foreigner and you develop a whole new outlook as reality sets in.  Also the economic situation in many other countries totally sucks.  How about being an average Chinese in the world's "powerhouse"?  Not so nice huh?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:45 | 3644574 eddiebe
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When things get really tough, and I assume if the shit really comes down hard, Chile won't fare all too well either, I wonder how Simon will fare amongst all those hungry and angry brown people?

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:10 | 3644646 americanspirit
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eddiebe - he thinks he's going to be able to keep skipping ahead of those hungry and angry brown ( and black and yellow and even white - actually pink) people. Because you see he is a superior man. Too smart to be trapped. Ahead of the game at all times.

One bullet. One machete. Finito. What an asshole little Simon is. Why ZH continues to indulge him is beyond me - but it does indicate that those who run ZH are not quite the free thinkers they pretend to be. There is, most unfortunately, an agenda here. Beware.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 04:04 | 3645120 AnAnonymous
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he thinks he's going to be able to keep skipping ahead of those hungry and angry brown ( and black and yellow and even white - actually pink) people. Because you see he is a superior man. Too smart to be trapped. Ahead of the game at all times.
__________________________

This is an 'american' world. He has no reason to think otherwise.

The 'american' indo europeans who must give a bit of thought to a future made of skipping ahead the hungry and angry brown, black, yellow are that part of the 'american' middle class that is being pushed under the train in order for the rest of the 'american' to keep living the life.

This 'american' middle class author absolutely gives no sign of belonging to the type being pushed under the train.
He has nothing to worry about as long as he stays 'american' middle class.

For those of 'americans', former middle class members who are going down, yep, one can wonder what their future will be.

In a heavily racialized world as 'americans' manage to build, it would be surprising they will find much love during their trip down.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 04:33 | 3645139 TheFourthStooge-ing
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This AnAnonymous guy is your typical Chinese citizenism citizen, fishing for like minded people to congregate around lies, in order to assemble his gang and impose his domination. Facts should not stayed in his way.

Turning table at every sequence possible. One has to understand that your typical Chinese citizenism citizen is neither an assimilationist, is neither a cosmopolitan (multicultural), your typical Chinese citizenism citizen is a segregationist at heart.

Until segregationist systems are established to his/her own benefits, well, it is impossible for your typical Chinese citizenism citizen to be satisfied.

I don't know if he is smart. But he is your typical Chinese citizenism citizen. Reading him is great delight. Unable to see reality as something else than material to spin, he has not been disappointing so far.

Turning tables every time it suits him, contradicting his own ideas a few lines after, unable of words of sincerity etc...

Really a commonality of thoughts and behavior among Chinese citizenism citizens.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 04:17 | 3645131 lakecity55
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I think Tylers keep him beause of the entertainment value.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 04:16 | 3645130 lakecity55
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He has command of 50 languages and 100 dialects!

And, CIA secret instant 'brown people' spray.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:49 | 3644584 ebworthen
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"Morally and financially bankrupt western governments have resorted to direct confiscation of people's bank accounts. They have used their tax services to bully political opposition groups. They have used their intelligence services to surveil their own citizens and press.

They have completely destroyed any vestiges of the free market. They have insidiously pillaged people's savings through inflation. They have indebted future generations who will not be born for decades. They have manipulated the price of money, thus creating massive distortions and bubbles across ALL financial markets."

+100 for those two paragraphs.

The Social Contract has been shattered.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:51 | 3644588 XitSam
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This message from Simon Black has been brought to you by the the Chilian Tourism and Foreigner Property Confiscation Board. 

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 01:16 | 3645037 kurt
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Badges? I ain't go no badges...

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 21:59 | 3644610 yellowsub
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You'd figure being taxed to death alone would warrant one but I guess not...

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:00 | 3644612 Dr. Engali
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I don't care where you are when things get shitty enough then any government is going to resort to brute force in order to retain power. That includes Chile. My plan is to stick around and give these fuckers a bloody nose when the time comes.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 04:15 | 3645128 lakecity55
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Right on, Doc.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:05 | 3644621 Cabreado
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Mr. Black,

While I'm quite sure you mean well, I'm guessing that you're not accounting for

-- those who are beholden to things more important than skiing in the Andes

-- those who do not have the resources to live your lifestyle

-- those who choose not to "escape" but rather stick around and protect what's really important

-- those whose definition of "sacrifice" is much different than yours

But I wish you well... break a leg.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:07 | 3644635 Vooter
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"But if you really want to declare your own independence and take back your personal sovereignty, sometimes this means getting out of dodge."

Fuck that--I was born here, and I'm going to stay here. The subhuman vermin who run the U.S. government can leave, one way or the other. And if the government truly intends to make life miserable here, it should remember that we the people can make life TWICE as miserable here. Just say the word...

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:11 | 3644653 logicalman
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Anger is a gift

Rage

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:40 | 3644732 swmnguy
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I loved Simon's "I'm on a Boat...Now I'm over here..." intro, and the set up to the punch line was killer: "I'm telling you this as part of a much larger point." 

Yeah, I got a much larger point for you right here, pal.

Then he blew it by going on about how things are bad and getting worse.  Well, duh.  I logged in to Zero Hedge on purpose, right?  And yes, I already knew that Simon is impossibly cooler than I can ever hope to be.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 04:13 | 3645127 lakecity55
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I saw him in Dubai recently.

He had on a trench coat and dark shades.

I was gonna get his autograph but I did not want to blow his cover.

I knew it was him 'cause he had some Chilean Ski Resort brochures in hand.

Me, I was buying Au from Achmed.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:45 | 3644749 noless
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Simon, the average man has no recourse. We must stay because there is no alternative. I'm sorry to tell you, but i will not set foot on a plane.

If they wish to push the issue further, then we who hold our land remain, not even by choice, but by necessity.

Feel free to offer me unattainable alternatives, but the only sense is in holding my ground, give my regards to Ron Paul.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 01:14 | 3645033 kurt
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Jesse is that you? The house in Mexico counts as out of the US. Now get back here and run for President, and my regards to you.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:45 | 3644750 Youri Carma
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"On a ski slope, there are two kinds of people.

The first group is people who seem to have been born on skis. The second group is the people who are humiliated by the first group."

Ahaahahah you mean like this ;) One of those days - Candide Thovex http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygxufRprWpY

A usual skiing day for Candide in his home resort, could have ended in a better way this time! Out skiing with his friend Aziz Benkrich (red pants), we should probably tell you 'DON'T try this at home' !!

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:54 | 3644768 Tombstone
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The West is just beginning to settle into its new form of slavery; Communism.  In another 5-10 years, you won't be able to tell us apart from Communist China.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 22:57 | 3644781 Aurora Ex Machina
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No. Simon, no.

There's lots of different groups on a ski slope, from snowboarders to tourists to pros to <lots of differentiation>: the most depressing one is when you're first learning and a snake of 14 little French kids with identical helmets ski past, all of them being about 5, and they're fucking trashing you in terms of skills.

 

Simon: what you're really feeling is age, and evolution.

 

Plesiosaur, Ocean changing, Mammals. That should fit your pithy style. If you need a translation: find a mammal, and pay them to learn well. Your kind is food soon.

Mon, 06/10/2013 - 23:00 | 3644793 rsnoble
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Fuck moving to Chile i've been bored lately anyway.  

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 01:35 | 3645056 kurt
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One trick pony he say: "Me no gonna get stuck in Germany when the Nazi's shut dem borders and steal he my gold and now I'm in de line waiting for delousing... at least it's a dry heat, mon."

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 03:47 | 3645110 AnAnonymous
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Oh, yes, it is definitively familiar. The situation is totally different.

'Americans' pointed their finger at the King. They pointed the finger at the master. The King did not pursue the consent of the governed. There was no decentralization of authority and act of governing.

Today, 'americanism' is on the prowl and that makes a difference.

That 'american' propagandist points the finger at the servant, one who seeks the consent of the governed. Servants in 'american' societies are not leaders, they are managers of the moods of the 'american' middle class aka WeThePeople, the King class.

Here, the 'american' safeguard against any subversive move works fully: by pointing the finger at the servant, but not the master, 'americans' ensure the continuation of the 'american' system. The servant might jet but the system is preserved as the master remains. Just looking for new scapegoats to take the blame.

Welcome to an 'american' world. It is a cosy place to live in, you'll see.

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