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When Is A Coup Not A Coup

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Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:51 | 3752598 Dazman
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The people of this country don't have the balls to push back. Panzie ass bitches. No wonder we're in the shitter. 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:56 | 3752607 knukles
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Sounds kinda coup coup to me!


...the faux freely elected gubamint we just installed was just uninstalled by another freely elected gubamint we didn't install which are all instlled and uninstalled and run by the unfreely installed military dictatorship behind the scenes which we freely installed and never uninstalled....

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:20 | 3752690 noless
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Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:23 | 3752694 The Phu
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the artist forgot the most common similarity... radical muslim :-)

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:29 | 3752708 jbvtme
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couldn't they replace morsi with zimmerman's bro?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:49 | 3752992 Zer0head
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"The people of this country don't have the balls"

The people of this country are for the most part sheep, and as any good shepherd will tell you, sheep don't got balls, at least the kind of sheep shepherds like

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:30 | 3753065 gorillaonyourback
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People here still have food to eat unlike egypt

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:56 | 3753227 Oh regional Indian
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Seem to recall Pavlov's dogs as having food to eat too.


Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:08 | 3753240 jeff montanye
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and the egyptian military.  they get $1.3 billion a year straight to them, no passing through the central government.  we apparently give guns to the arabs and dynamite to the jews (hat tip to tim hardin).

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:10 | 3753246 Scarlett
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So an Egyptian and a Kenyan walk into a bar...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:30 | 3753066 gorillaonyourback
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People here still have food to eat unlike egypt

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:44 | 3752749 TheFourthStooge-ing
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the artist forgot the most common similarity... radical muslim :-)

Tim Osman could tell you a lot about that, if he wasn't off scuba diving somewhere.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:17 | 3753037 knukles
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Or Carrie if he weren't yatchting

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:12 | 3753250 jeff montanye
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not sure how much kerry really knows or wants to know.  

it's amazing how his youthful exploits against the war machine told us zero about his doings when he got close to power.  like his "boss" a bit.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:41 | 3752736 TheFourthStooge-ing
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...the faux freely elected gubamint we just installed was just uninstalled by another freely elected gubamint we didn't install which are all instlled and uninstalled and run by the unfreely installed military dictatorship behind the scenes which we freely installed and never uninstalled....

Sure, of course, but what about over in Egypt?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:48 | 3752758 holdbuysell
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"...the faux freely elected gubamint we just installed was just uninstalled by another freely elected gubamint we didn't install which are all instlled and uninstalled and run by the unfreely installed military dictatorship behind the scenes which we freely installed and never uninstalled...."

Well said...and in line with the quote of the day, also from TBP:

“Political campaigns today are all sideshows…A presidential candidate may be ‘drafted’ in response to ‘overwhelming popular demand,’ but it is well known that his name may be decided upon by half a dozen men sitting around a table in a hotel room…The conscious manipulation of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.”

Edward Bernays

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:12 | 3752813 Professorlocknload
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"Presidents are selected, not elected."  FDR


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:01 | 3752784 Redneck Hippy
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Intalled, didn't install, instlled, uninstalled, unfreely installed, freely installed, never installed? So what's your point?  Coo coo Kachoo.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:54 | 3752881 Keyser
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It's a MSFT by-product. Just need a reboot or you get the blue screen of death. 


Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:08 | 3753243 Colonel Klink
Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:25 | 3752696 TeamDepends
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Negative!  What are you proposing, that we all go out and "protest" out in the open where we are easy pickings and cataloged by PRISM?  Some of us are waiting for the right moment, when we still have at least a semblance of control, such as when the door is kicked in.  Onward Sons of Liberty!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:35 | 3752719 lakecity55
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Not enough serfs have been pushed out of their comfort zones yet, and they are not preparing.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:41 | 3752974 CCanuck
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What is the comfort zone for a Frog in a pot?

I think its comfy all the way untill its deadly, it could take a long time.

You know what they say about a watched pot.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:19 | 3753164 SDShack
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Cut off the SNAP cards, and the pot boils over. Nothing will happen so long as the sheeple are fed. Hence it will be the last thing TPTB will allow to fail to prevent another "let them eat cake" moment.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:36 | 3752850 chistletoe
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Who ... are you?


It has nothing to do with balls.


There's plenty of people down here with balls, I've got three of them my own self.

Its just, we have been paying attention.  Close attention.  We know what happens when you overthrow a leader.  What?  You get a new one, just like the old one.... It just ain't worth the trouble ....

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:02 | 3753236 Richard Chesler
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True, but at least it'd be a natural born douchebag.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:32 | 3752922 Eireann go Brach
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What everyone outside the US does not understand is, how is that 7 out of 10 Americans fucking despise Obama but yet he was re-elected back to office?

Welcome to Democracy in America

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:40 | 3753091 GoldForCash
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NSA AND cia HAD controll of the computers that re-elected nobama....where are the patriots....Obama is not guarded by Americans since the election....

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:52 | 3752599 NoDebt
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Pretty much.  Egyptians had barely taken off their protest clothes from the last time so they were already warmed up.  We're not warmed up yet and, of course, the 'free shit' keg is still flowin'.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:59 | 3752626 greatbeard
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>> the 'free shit' keg is still flowin'.

You waiting for the free shit folks to do the dirty work?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:12 | 3752669 Dr. Engali
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When the free shit stops flowing its not Washington they will be after. History has shown that the Golden Hordes will devastate everything in their sight.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:51 | 3752766 NoDebt
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Sure, but the "free shit" keg is flowing to a lot more places than just the EBT card recipients.  Powerful corporations and individuals are drinking plenty off it, too.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:45 | 3752868 nmewn
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But shouldn't our dedication also be to force them to look in the mirror too? If everyones got their fangs locked onto this beast that steals from one to give to another the beast will not survive.

And our "best & brightest" will win again, walk away with their ill-gotten gains and leave the free shit army on the field right where they found be abused again at leisure as they grovel & scrape before another master.

They're being used, when will they learn?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:20 | 3752931 Miffed Microbio...
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In any revolution there is one person with a vision. Someone to articulate to the masses the true enemy with simple clarity. The elites have used a highly successful campaign of obfuscation, pointing blame at the uninvolved, endless games of bread and circuses. Do you honestly think those who are scope locked on the mythical great OZ can have any perception of the man behind the curtain?

I am a Joe Average citizen with an above average but hardly genius IQ and it took me years of diligent digging just to begin to perceive the lie this country has become. Like any patient, ever -questioning scientist, I followed many paths to nowhere and had to reevaluate my premises. Those living hand to mouth don't have the time or inclination to do so. Their fate, unfortunately, will be decided by others. I will gladly lock my fangs in the beast but I can't do it alone. Until a sizable group wakes up we are powerless to effectuate any meaningful change.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:27 | 3752946 DCFusor
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As another scientist...

I happen to think that a main purpose of things like PRISM is to prevent just what you describe - one person with vision can now be detected and eliminated before that "sizeable group" is awakened by them.

Stitch in time and all that.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:40 | 3752971 Miffed Microbio...
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Absolutely agree DC. If a true leader emerges, this will be the beginning of the end. Of course this individual will be assassinated at the earliest opportunity. We may have many martyrs before this comes about. I fear Snowden may be the first. I pray every day for his safety and hope others come forward as well. I pray I can see liberty return to this country before I die.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:56 | 3753002 samsara
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Usually, Desperate people go first for their immediate needs. Grudges and ideologies happen after they have some basics.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:54 | 3752609 h0oS
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You can have all the guns a bullets in the world, without the will to use them against tyranny you might as well bend over.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:12 | 3752667 Dick Buttkiss
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No, "the guns a bullets" will be needed to protect yourself from the bendovers after things awfawdown.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:46 | 3752756 Kirk2NCC1701
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Ben Dover and Phil McCracken. Contemporary American names.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:54 | 3752883 AynRandFan
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If Asiana can sue for "Sum Ting Wong", maybe the DAR will come after you.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:47 | 3752757 americanspirit
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Ok, I'll buy that. But who are you going to shoot and when are you going to start?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:53 | 3752770 NoDebt
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You'll know when the time comes.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:56 | 3752610 Yen Cross
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   Can I buy some of that chlorine?  It's ( Al Gore) hot this summer. Kills all the alge, in the Hamptons swimming pools.

 Syria<good guy-bad>?  LMAO!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:57 | 3752620 viedoklis_lv
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Egyptian Revolution: What You're Not Being told

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:27 | 3752705 jbvtme
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in a nutshell

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:50 | 3752764 emersonreturn
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viedoklis_iv:  thank you 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:16 | 3752919 Buckaroo Banzai
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Sorry, that narrative is stale and misguided. Egyptians revolted in 2011 because their standard of living had collapsed under Mubarak, and Obama, as a muslim, was actively supporting the opposition, the Muslim Brotherhood.

Secular Egyptians got fed up fast with the Muslim Brotherhood, as their stupid Islamic fundamentalism made a terrible economy even worse. Hence, another revolt.

Sometimes it isn't "all about the oil", especially in 2013, when the US is producing more oil in the lower 48 than it has in 30 years. Give the Egyptians some credit for acting in their own best interests. The US Govt isn't always the grand international puppeteer it is made out to be.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:47 | 3753102 RECISION
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Altho in fact Egypt IS all about the oil.

Heating/cooking oil, transportation/farming oil, etc, are all cost-of-living related oil-costs that are fracturing the Egyptian economy and society.  And have been for a long time.

They can't sustain the oil subsidies any longer.

"The Oil Drum" has carried stories on all of this for several years.  There are UN and World-Bank reports and warnings on it as well.

Refer also (for the same reasons) Jordan, Lebanon, and basically any non-oil-producing middle and far eastern country.  Particularly ones with low average-age populations.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 18:59 | 3752624 world_debt_slave
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America has been a melting pot for so long that it has lost its roots.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:02 | 3752637 bearwinkle
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A melting pot not stired has a lot of shit on the bottom. Eventually someone stirs it and it all comes to the top.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:32 | 3753068 pndr4495
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or as an anonymous author once said, " the organization of any bureaucracy is very much like a septic tank - the biggest pieces float to the top."

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:01 | 3752633 Poundsand
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Valerie Jarret to Danny Wefel (Interim head of the IRS):

"Danny, thanks for taking the helm in such difficult times over there are our favorite attack dog agency.  I just heard about this horrible editorial cartoon posted by a guy named Tyler Durden.  Ever heard of him or his web-site ZeroHedge?  I need a favor..."

Second call...

"General Alexander?  I need you to pull some stuff on this guy named Tyler Durden over at ZeroHedge.  Phone calls, e-mails, you know, the whole enchilada."



Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:02 | 3752638 ebworthen
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I like that cartoon, and hate our Dictator in Chief.

I can still say that I believe the President is a worthless lying treasonous scumbag, right N.S.A.?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:03 | 3752642 fonzannoon
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Just wait till Jim Quinn finds out they are baby boomers....

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:04 | 3752645 q99x2
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We don't have to revolt. Obama is preparing the Russians to attack us.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:09 | 3752661 Ignorance is bliss
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Dictatorial governments always overstep. Just wait for it....3.2.1...boom.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:11 | 3752666 Schmuck Raker
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"Hey man, guns don't kill people...coups kill people."

      -Ray Dawn Chong's Dad

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:20 | 3752689 Yen Cross
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  Empty EBT cards KILL PEOPLE!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:25 | 3752697 bugs_
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coup coup

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:32 | 3752714 lakecity55
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ANd, both men are members of the MB.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:40 | 3752733 g'kar
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Nice, Tyler....this is the best of the "Presented with no comments" yet.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 19:50 | 3752761 starman
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what do you except from a nation raised on sitcoms, superman, infomercials and McDonalds!? its like the chickens in their cages shitting eggs all day!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:13 | 3752814 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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Our Prime Minister in New Zealand (an ex Wall St lackey) is trying to pass a spying Bill (The Government Communications Security Bureau [or GCSB] Bill). Fortunately, our Parliament is not bought and paid for like your CONgress but nonetheless, I herein copy a letter I wrote to all the leaders of our House of Representatives (barring the PM of course)


The Right Hon ....

Houses of Parliament

PO Box 18888

Wellington 6160



Dear ...


If, like me, you believe that what constitutes the  liberty  of a country’s law abiding citizenry  includes the right to not be spied upon, then with regard to the proposed GCSB legislation currently before  Parliament  the words of Benjamin Franklin resonate when he said:


Those who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.

Thus, pervasive surveillance promulgated on a ‘national security’ rationale is a very slippery first step toward state ‘busy-bodying’ at best and totalitarianism at worst.

On  more prosaic terrain, the telephone poll on Friday’s Campbell- live television programme, in response to the question ‘do you support the GCSB Bill in its current form’ elicited  a significant 11,000 respondents, a resounding  85% of whom voted  ‘NO’.

It is not the intent of this letter to engage in the schisms  of  individual party politics. Rather, I am appealing to your first and foremost status of being  a New  Zealander , to your  affection and loyalty to this country, and toward  its admirable tradition of fairness and liberty. As a fiercely proud independent nation we should never kowtow to other nations ‘expectations of us’ – Gallipoli surely taught us that grotesquely   brutal   lesson.  Nor  should  we toady  to the murky imperialistic designs of ‘large players’ on the global geo-political  stage. The USA’s agenda is not, by default, New Zealand’s.  In  undignified, sycophantic fashion, our  Prime Minister appears  neglectful of  this  fact, as luridly displayed in  the recent FBI/ Hollywood/Kim Dotcom constitutionally illegal imbroglio... and now with this all-too hastily drafted Bill. The  latter is particularly poignant In light of the currently prominent Edward Snowden ‘NSA whistleblowing’ revelations which frighteningly describe the extent of global spying by USA ‘security’ agencies. In promoting his ‘Big Brother-like’ Bill, Mr Key ipso facto  endorses such intrusive (and largely illegal) transgressions – and indeed designs to extend them!


With the afore-stated in mind, I respectfully avail myself of your conscience in preserving the fundamental right of every law abiding New Zealand citizen;   the right to conduct the business of one’s daily life without the apparatus of state security monitoring such private concern.

The GCSB Bill as currently presented must be significantly amended to preserve this fundamental right. Significant checks, balances and review processes need to be incorporated to safeguard NZ and its people from creeping (globally networked) state intrusion into private affairs. Thus, in your capacity as a democratically elected representative of the people of our country, I am herein requesting you exercise  representative responsibility in ensuring said safeguards are enshrined in the Bill before it be  even  considered by the House.


Yours sincerely




PS: Hard fought-for freedoms should never be lightly sacrificed

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 22:57 | 3753119 RECISION
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I sent something similar myself.

Maybe if we can get enough of us pushing in the same direction...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 23:09 | 3753135 GeoffreyT
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Kia Ora, cuz...

Lovely sentiments in your letter - there is not a single thing in it with which a thinking person can disagree.

However the underlying assumption is that letters of this type - even in their thousands - will make a blind bit of difference.

The megalomaniacal, sociopathic vermin who rule do not care one iota what we peons think: they know that they can get themselves elected by pandering to (1) the stupid; (2) welfare beneficiaries (including the bureaucracy - everyone who gets paid out of the tax take); and (3) people who are easily scared.

That will get them the 38% or so of the adult vote that they need to rule (nobody gets 50% of the adult franchise - ever: democracy is the will of the largest interested minority).

These scum are not interested in the general will; they are not interested in the general welfare; they are not interested in freedom, liberty, or growth in the living standards of the citizenry. They are interested in power, and the conversion of that power into wealth and privilege for themselves and their cronies.


A far more persuasive approach would be to organise a quiet visit to each representative, and make it clear that if they vote for this atrocimacy they will face consequences that have nothing whatsoever to do with (a) the electoral process; or (b) the State's monopolistic, expensive, inefficient 'justice' system. (The Mongrel Mob would get more done in a weekend using this method, than a million polite pakeha letter-writers).

That - and only that - is what the parasite-political class understands: their entire existence depends on force (or the threat of force) and fraud.

We are past the point where the system can be reformed by writing letters and politely bending over when politics-as-usual proceeds to gut your liberty.


Franklin hit the nail on the head, but Jefferson and Madison wrote it best:

"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." [Emphasis mine], and

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of tyrants [and patriots]." I always parenthesise the 'patriots' bit of that quotation, since patriotism is all too easily conflated with, and almost always perverted into, its retarded bastard cousin - nationalism.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 20:25 | 3752835 Long-John-Silver
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I wish our Military would protect and defend the Constitution they swore to uphold.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:01 | 3752893 cynicalskeptic
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I wish ALL our government employees - especially the elected one  - would do the same.....

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:25 | 3752940 Cabreado
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Our collective behavior this weekend, post-Zimmerman results, is net positive.

The most encouraging thing that is coming from our new communication is an exposure of false leadership,

and we're even learning together (finally) that we're not really different,

we're just shallow and scared.

Here's to working on this issue of false leadership, together.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 21:45 | 3752981 Winston Smith 2009
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No one in our government dare call it a coup because by US law, military aid cannot be given and US military hardware cannot be sold to any military that carries out a coup.

Mon, 07/15/2013 - 00:46 | 3753311 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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Kia Ora to you too my friend and ally. Your words are  searingly accurate, and as an ex officer in the British Paratroop Regiment, the contemplation toward 'getting one's hands dirty' is not one that makes me blanch.

But as has been wrote: 'the strong rule the weak but the wise rule the strong'. It thus behooves me to firstly navigate the 'wise' route of articulate, intelligent 'lobbying'. And if that fails?... ..then I guess it's time to gird loins and get ready  -- because this shits about to get heavy.


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