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The 'Real' Road Ahead In 2014 (In One Cartoon)

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"Hope" And "Change" And This Time It's Different...again...



(h/t Sunday Funnies via The Burning Platform blog)


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Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:31 | 4302626 ncdirtdigger
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The yellow brick road now leads to China.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:43 | 4302675 Motorhead
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Yellow...China...careful, you might hear from Al Sharpton....naaaaah, you're fine.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:52 | 4302705 kill switch
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Yellow as in GOLD!!!!! You understand now????

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:08 | 4302765 Motorhead
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Uh, DUH, no shit.  Take a course in understanding sarcasm, will ya?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:18 | 4302795 krispkritter
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Reminds me of an old Looney Tunes cartoon...Beep, beep, zip--thud!  Courtesy of ACME Financing(aka, the FED).  If you're Wile E., you'll hunker down with your PM's on this one.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:51 | 4302880 cynicalskeptic
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That 'Wall Street Road' is going exponential at the end - think of it as one of those ramps Wile E. Coyote goes up while wearing rocket skates.....of course it also ends at the edge of the Grand Canyon   

So..... ramp up to escxape velocity - then big time crash when the rockets burn out


'Main Street' may turn out to be safer - a bumpy, crappy trip beset by highwaymen but how much further can you fall?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:58 | 4303027 vie
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No worries.  As long as we don't look down, we should be fine.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:45 | 4303591 A Nanny Moose
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Even while we are falling, we are still fine. It ain't the fall that kills's the abrupt stop at the end.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:32 | 4302841 Gankfest
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[Sarcasm]<Insert Clever Line Here>[/Sarcasm]

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:49 | 4302882 tmosley
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But that was irony, not sarcasm.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:40 | 4303132 Dinero D. Profit
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Yogi Berra, the great baseball philosopher once said:  "When you come to the fork in the road, take it."

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:55 | 4302715 foodisgood
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reversion to the mean is all about how high and low it can go

why the fuk does the artist have a flat road before 2014? just started paying attention?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:37 | 4302968 caShOnlY
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2 roads from here:  Deflation/Depression/Riots/Civil unrest   OR    Hyperinflation/Depression/Riots/Civil unrest.

The only difference between the two is the time it takes to arrive.  I think we all know the path they have chosen.  So do all the nations buying gold and/or asking for it back.

Enjoy this time, for many it will never be the same again.


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:19 | 4303048 satoshi101
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What is main-street?

A place where you went to shop, bank, get laid, or drunk. Or maybe buy some hw.

WHat is wall-street?

A casino


Nobody needs a casino, let's hope that NYC implodes along with Wash-DC

Main-Street is where folks will trade human-flesh to eat, and maybe barter scrap they find in ghost-towns


I agree the future of America is bleak, but THEY know that, that's why the DHS bought 2Billion rounds of ammo, and FEMA bought millions of body-bags, they have already invested in our future.


Of course it doesn't have to be this way, but children don't have to CAM their genitals and post either but they do, the MSM doens't have to feed the masses Kardashian Snatch but they do, the DHS/FEMA didn't have to invest in DEATH, but they did.

TPTB have already decided the outcome (DEATH),  no vote required, other than vote with your feet and run like hell.


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:34 | 4303117 Harbanger
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Run to what?  I can't help but think that the outcome of main street in America is global.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:20 | 4303407 NIHILIST CIPHER

Harbanger    Totally agree, this will be a global clusterfuck when it goes kaboom. 

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:44 | 4303590 merizobeach
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Of course ramifications will be global, but that still doesn't make it a good idea to remain at ground zero.  It's a big world, folks; bigger than you or I know.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 02:53 | 4303719 satoshi101
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When the USA goes 'boom', over 50% of the world will not even know or care,

This is 100% self importance that the USA matters to anyone, the USA is a bully, and the only people impressed are those living in chains in the USA.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:04 | 4303734 stacking12321
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USA DOES matter.

no country in the world has done more to increase the level of terrorism in the world, or military aggression, or increase inflation in the world.

no country has as many nukes.

to say the usa doesn't matter, is foolishness.

i wish you were right, but you're not.


Mon, 01/06/2014 - 04:21 | 4303806 satoshi101
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Today there is a list of things that matter to AMERICAN's and it all bullshit stuff,

OK I'll tell you what matters to the world

1) children, love family, ..
2) water
3) food
4) home
5) clothes
6) religion
7) community
8) culture

I think you get the point, even if I were to enumerate to 500 USA nukes, or USA power projection would not be on their list
The self importance of the US citizen is all in his own mind, if the USA would drop off the cliff nobody would fucking care or notice, ..

Nobody gives a fuck or thinks about 'terrorism' that is a bogey man in the US mind.

The USA man and his nukes are like the big dick in his pants, ... they're only important in his little mind.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 02:44 | 4303715 satoshi101
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The world is full of excellent places.
Long ago I witness the "OUTSIDE MAGAZINE" effect, every time that rag back in the 1980's did a story about paradise, that paradise was lost in a year, fucked.

That's why on principal while I know of 100's of paradise on earth, I always make a point of never mentioning one publicly,because I don't want to see the good shit destroyed.


You like the sea, the land, the cold, the warm, you like women with small tits or big tits, these are the questions to ask, the rest will be obvious to you.


The best places, are the places that NOBODY has discovered, that nobody is selling and that nobody has already jacked up the prices. Enough Said. These places are infinite.
Because human beings are like fly's on shit, they all tend to congregate on the same turd. It doesn't take much effort if you follow the path not traveled to find paradise.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:00 | 4303725 stacking12321
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"That's why on principal while I know of 100's of paradise on earth, I always make a point of never mentioning one publicly,because I don't want to see the good shit destroyed."

that's smart of you satoshi, very smart.

because, after all, once your legions of followers that hang on your every word, hear about the paradises you mention, they will immediately drop their misarable lives and flock to these paradises you've proclaimed.

i like a lot of things about you, satoshi - not only are you absolutely brilliant, but you are a humble man, who has an accurate self-assessment, and does not over-estimate his own importance.


Mon, 01/06/2014 - 04:12 | 4303796 satoshi101
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Mon, 01/06/2014 - 04:19 | 4303799 satoshi101
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That's funny those that know me, and know where I live say I live like a monk

I have nothing to lose, nothing to steal, I have no fear.

I have had a good life, and I have seen it all many times in my travel.

Legions don't need to follow, they just need to open their eyes, to understand that the paradigm offered by the MSM is a hallucination. That the CIVILIAN-GOV paradigm, is a dog and pony show.

That the USA is one big fucking prison, and if you don't get out before they lock the gates you will die.


You know the reality is the assholes can't flock to paradise, they have to assimilate, to marry local women, to become part of a community to contribute, to not display wealth. I think once someone decides to walk away they need to understand that where ever they go, they must leave everything behind, including their prejudice,and their ignorance. They have to learn a new language, ... I think that 99% can't even meet these requirements, ... so never fear grasshopper, and the great legions will not follow my advice, because the truth is painful, and all will hate for speak the truth.

My advice has always been get out and travel, see the real NON-COMMERCIAL world, and find freedom on earth.
When you find your spot you will know it. But you will not find it in front of a computer. xx000xx

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:04 | 4304090 _SILENCER
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We talk about getting the fuck out all the time. "In a few years when we're done with allour shit" always seems to be the underpinning that we aquiesce to that keeps us here.

However you can break certain chains if you pull your cooperation with the system/establishmnet back to bare minimum levels, while still functioning within it. Stop paying fines and tickets and license fees, stop using banks, credit cards, kill your cable TV, stop eating the GMO monkeyfood, stop participating in the medical system, drop your fear of cops, those types of's not a silver bullet, but at least for me, it helps make life in the Matrix better until Mrs. Silencer and I bust out of L7.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 01:11 | 4310618 merizobeach
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Good luck to you and the Mrs getting out.  Life is actually much easier on the outside.  The moment of inertia--the first step out of your door to the airport, or maybe even the purchase of the tickets online--is the most difficult step of the process; once en route to the airport, everything happens as if automatically: one foot in front of the other, ride in a car/bus/train to the airport, a bit more walking, sit on a plane; arrive somewhere, get a hotel/guesthouse/beach bungalow, shower, go to a restaurant; explore, start your new life.  It's refreshing--exciting, invigorating, and educational all at once.  One key to remember is that you don't have to prepare arrangements in advance--just arrive and discover.  That goes for hotels, apartments, jobs, etc.  Just get yourself there first.

I've visited the States several times over the years; the place has gotten progressively more miserable.  Fatter, too.  From afar, the trapped-in-America mentality looks like that silly glass-pane prison from Superman II.  Once inside the bubble, America really does feel like the whole world, with the allegedly-existing rest-of-the-world seeming as far away as the stars.  I learned a decade ago, that for my own sanity, I required the mental safety-net of already possessing a ticket to leave again upon entering the States, so that I could properly enjoy my stay--as it would then assuredly be just a visit.

Satoshi's comments are right about a lot of things.  Learn the language where you eventually settle, but don't stress about it; as long as you're not opposed to learning it, you will naturally, eventually pick it up because you'll be immersed.  Eventually find your way off the beaten paths.  There are places that will be nearly unaffected by global financial implosion.  My good buddy tells me Tajikistan is one of the most beautiful places he has been..  How many of us could find that one on a blank map?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 02:48 | 4303717 satoshi101
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What Ails ameriKKKa is too much FIAT, much of the worlds COPS are on bicycles or on foot, most of the world can't afford a chair for a cop, let alone a CAM on every post.

The problem with ameriKKKa is TOO MUCH EASY FIAT, but don't think for a moment the rest of the world has this 'problem'.

Most cop's world-wide hardly have enough pocket change to buy bullets, more than have a gun that actually works,

Lastly, the problem with ameriKKKa is now the cops come from somewhere else, they don't know the locals so they treat them like shit, of course this was by design.


Here I want to tell a cop story, when I was a kid, under 10 I had to spend the summer up in Oregon, in Oakridge a logging town, well that summer there was a cop that was an asshole, and he was beating kids left and right, and one night that cop got knocked over the head, and somehow wound up on the rail-road tracks, and that cop lost one of his legs, and after that no cop ever fucked with the kids again.

Enough said.


What ails america is its citizens are lazy, apathetic and out of touch with reality. To suggest that the rest of the world is like the USA is insane.
Get off your ass and go travel, and learn foreign languages, and meet new people, but don't kill them like the US-MILITARY.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:36 | 4302646 A Lunatic
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Take the road not taken, bitchez.........

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:23 | 4302798 HelluvaEngineer
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"When you come to a fork in the road, take it." - Yogi Berra

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:24 | 4302809 Seer
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When you come to a fork in the road start looking for food...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:19 | 4302942 mt paul
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when you come to a fork in the road

don't be eating ice cream..

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:51 | 4303001 Thunderbox
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Either way we are forked

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:47 | 4303600 A Nanny Moose
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Forking Eh.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:22 | 4303646 NIHILIST CIPHER

Don't take the Slawson'll end up cutting off your slawson.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:34 | 4302967 satoshi101
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exactly fuck the 2 choices

fuck the DEM & Repug

Fuck the left & RIGHT

and most of all fuck wall-st and main-st

Get out of the fucking USA and find a life

All roads to main-st or wall-st lead to hell


How about a road to wash-dc?

How about a road to galts-gulch?

How about the road less traveled?

Why is the entire fucking paradigm always wall-st and main-st?

Fucking BULLSHIT like saying the choice is APPLE or NOKIA, fucking bullshit

There are more than these 2 path's, in fact these are the 2 paths that should be elminated before you even get out of bed.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:44 | 4303136 logicalman
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There never were 2 choices.

US elections are like asking which leg you would prefer to have broken.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:45 | 4303602 A Nanny Moose
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Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:52 | 4303014 endicott glacier
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Bernake did that and took the road not taken it is named "Zimbab-way"

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:33 | 4302648 Anglo Hondo
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That cartoon is not funny.  True, but not funny.  Things have got to Change. Otherwise, no Hope left.


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:06 | 4302744 eddiebe
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Sure, they'll change all right. Have you noticed things getting better for the 99%? You really think that will change? So yeah, they'll change. They'll get worse.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:29 | 4302818 Seer
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Fuck HOPE.  People need to toss off that abatross and make shit happen NOW.

Oh, and "change" is the only thing that is certain.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:39 | 4302986 satoshi101
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The OBama crowd for years echoed "HOPE & CHANGE" ... yep

The ZH crowd parrots "End the FED"


Hope  & Change, but funny can't even get a definition of 'collapse' here let alone a viewpoint of where the hope&change is leading.

Better yet 'End the Fed', what does it really mean?

When the FED ends and it will in the next few years it means the IMF will issue SDR's, and the USA/CHINA/RUSSIA/JAPAN can issue all they want by proxy rights, the SDR will be backed by the full power of the US-MIL just like the USD now.

SO this crowd say' "End the Fed", ...How is taking the USD from Civilian oversight to MIL oversight better? You never get an answer.

The bitchez here will echo 'bitcoin',

I'm bored to death of BTC, everytime I hear that word I'm going to echo back 'beanie baby',

"Beanie Baby's are incredibly resilient, already they're capitialization is up there with BTC at its MAX"


All the DEM's, and the PUG's, and the ZH's are being led to the fucking slaughterhouse, and they think its going to make their lives better, but when asked 'how' they don't have a fucking clue.

Every lemming is being led, and they don't even see it.


How about a road to BTC, and a road to SDR-MIL-IMF world, but the IMF already runs the BTC, all these fucking roads lead to the same place in the end.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:11 | 4303223 StychoKiller
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I understand the "Suicide is painless."  Knock yerself out...

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 01:09 | 4303627 merizobeach
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I really think there would be a great net benefit to having euthanasia clinics in every town and city..  A few billboard ads like "Euthanasia: The Noble Choice" and public service announcements encouraging people of weak DNA not to reproduce.. a few entitlements laws reworked to add financial incentives for pensioners to choose to be euthanized and for the stupids to be sterilized..  Then there might be the beginnings of hope for the improvement of humanity, or even just its longer-term survival.  Historically, population charts that look like this one don't end well for the participants:

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:44 | 4304360 RKDS
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So how are you going to filter out "the stupids?"  Will you ask a math questions to just shoot everyone who doesn't know the Truth about trickle down?

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 05:41 | 4310812 merizobeach
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Your proposed method seems a bit more direct than I was imagining.  I did remark to a friend recently, though, that if I were ever to hire workers for a retail venture, the employment application would primarily be a math test.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:08 | 4303741 stacking12321
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hey, satoshi, what does this mean: "the IMF already runs the BTC"?

explain yourself.

you are long on rants, but short on details.


Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:20 | 4303749 satoshi101
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The IMF came out of the UN, which came out of 'BIG-OIL' aka Rockefeller Regionalism, a long time ago. Which are all part of NSA/CIA(OSS).

BTC came out of early 1990's working paper's on crypto-currency, rehashed in 2009. Nothing new here.

BTC is a honey-pot for nerds, .. trial run.

I have no bone to pick on BTC, other than its boring.


I will say this that BTC is the virtual politics 'CIVILIAN-GOV' of today civilian government, and kids that believe in BTC also believe in civilian government and that voting makes a difference. That Obama, or Bush are different,or that DEM or PUG party are different. The 'FED' is part of Civilian Gov.

Then there is MIL-GOV, which about physical GOLD, and real stuff like gun's and murder, and they too create their OWN FIAT, but USA-MIL-GOV rules the world, and the CIVILIAN-GOV gets on their knees and sucks cock when the MIL-GOV is present.

IMF, CIA, NSA, ... all MIL-GOV ...They are as good as PHYS-GOLD

Then you have BTC, OBAMA, and civilian courts, and that is all a construed artificial world created and perpetuated by the MSM. Lawyers, judges, ... might as well be alice-in-wonderland.

The BTC people believe in Fairy's and good and right, ... the MIL-GOV people believe in FORCE, MURDER.

Both CIV-GOV and MIL-GOV have access to unlimited FED FIAT, so there is no limit to their growth. But the MIL-GOV has FINAL VETO over all CIV-GOV.

Here on 'libertarian-btc' world they say "END THE FED" the MIL-GOV say's GREAT, then the IMF will be print FIAT SDR's, under full CONTROL of MIL-GOV.

I hope the bitchez are happy for what they asked for.


Lastly, I'll say this about BTC, for a long time the purpose of CIA was to control the black market, e.g. force cocaine, heroin, child-sex-slavery, human-blood worldwide to be traded in USD, but it gets too hard, so they move the black-market into BTC, and then given the public block-chain, they know exactly who to drone, ... when to drone, and WHY drone? Cuz every black-market pays for protection back to the MOB, and like a PIMP, if they see someone on the black-market who isn't authorized they want to know in Real-Time, that is the why the CIA/NSA gave you BTC.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 06:58 | 4303889 Zero Point
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Damn satoshi, some excellent and thought provoking posting here.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:13 | 4304108 _SILENCER
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Next level shit.

I so badly want to unfuck myself from my Social Security Number.

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 06:03 | 4310826 merizobeach
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Your SSN becomes a lot less relevant when you are outside The Prison.  I responded to you some moments ago in an older thread.  Best wishes to you in flying the coop.  If you really want to do it, just go--don't wait for goals that are "just a few years down the road".  The perceived reasons why one may be not-yet-but-almost ready to leave are endless.  Just go; take concrete steps everyday: get/renew/dig out your passport, choose a country, buy a ticket, and go.  Keep going until you find a country you really like.  With so many out there, there's bound to be one or several.  These crazy Taoists and Buddhists are really my style, but as western-style surveillance-fascism slowly but progressively encroaches here, too, I consider relocating again.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 13:37 | 4304723 cro_maat
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s101 - Excellent elucidation! Here in the 3D world I am slowly dropping off grid. Luckily the vast majority of the greed / power obsessed NSA / CIA / DHS / etc can't follow or track me in the Astral :) 

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 06:06 | 4310828 merizobeach
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"Here in the 3D world"

Technically, you're at least a 4D shape because you're in motion.

"track me in the Astral"

Now, you're at least 5D...  :-)

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:34 | 4302652 toady
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Mainstreet looks too good.... it needs to drop sharply, then turn into a bloody swamp.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:53 | 4302718 y3maxx
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...Wall Street leads to the Hamptons while Main Street leads to Fukushima, Iran, Cyprus, Spain, and Italy.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:02 | 4302743 toady
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I like how the wall street side is propped up artificially.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:02 | 4302909 Offthebeach
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You'd think the FEMA camp road would be kept a little better. Maybe the cattle car trucks are overloaded. They'll do that to a road.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 00:48 | 4303606 A Nanny Moose
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wouldnt rail be the preferred method of transport? IOW, not represented in the cartoon.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:55 | 4303181 Dinero D. Profit
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Just before Mainstreet drops sharply, there is a cannabis lined pathway to the left.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:38 | 4302654 Mr Pink
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Why are there dips in the Wall St road?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:40 | 4302669 Dick Buttkiss
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Must have been during a time of uncertainty, before QE.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:42 | 4302687 Skateboarder
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Those are just the daily dips, i.e. the picture doesn't show the full road. There aint no dips in the BTFATH highway when seen from above.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:03 | 4302736 MsCreant
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Jamie and Lloyd are their names. 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:48 | 4303153 logicalman
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They make the dips, then, knowing they are coming they can sell high and buy low. Over and over and over.

Why do you think the pols have made insider trading legal for themselves and nobody else?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:35 | 4302656 blindman
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choose your dimension.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:37 | 4302665 booboo
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Missing the SS TSA roadside check points.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:40 | 4302667 Tasty Sandwich
Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:37 | 4302847 Zero Point
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That one scene sums up society beautifully.

Great scene from a great film.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:39 | 4302977 The Thunder Child
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Great movie? are you kidding me?

That POS propaganda piece was hollywood covering for Wall St. banker criminals, made it look like they had no idea what happened in 2008.



Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:42 | 4302992 Zero Point
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Did you watch the same film?

Not what I took from it at all.

It looked like they knew exactly what was happening, and weren't a bit surprised at all to me.

Whatever bro, go be angry about things.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:50 | 4303161 logicalman
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In this world, if you are not one of the .01% and you are NOT angry, you are not watching closely enough.


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:03 | 4303201 Zero Point
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This is a war. Fighting a war angry, is a terrible idea in my opinion.

But I take your point.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:41 | 4302670 bwh1214
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I'll pick up what looks like gold left behind on the mainstreet path.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:45 | 4302683 mjcOH1
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Those are bricks involuntarily dropped by previous drivers.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:49 | 4302697 JustObserving
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What? No hookers and blow on the Road to Wall Street?  And where are all the scruples that you drop on Wall Street Road? Shouldn't there be a mountain of them? And politicians selling their souls for money?

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 18:51 | 4302713 I am Jobe
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Coming soon just like Corp Amerika where married women are holding on to their jobs by sleeping with the bosses. You know that is a good thing in Corp World as long as the shit does not sour. 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:09 | 4302746 BuddyEffed
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The Braveheart types will take that personally, or at least the entertainment industry highly suggests to me that's how it goes down.  Pop it like it's hot.  Drop it with a sock.  Double up.  Ugh Ugh.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:56 | 4302902 U4 eee aaa
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The problem is that with mini spy cams and sexual harassment lawsuits, there are going to be a lot of 'hostile takeovers' by vengeful secretaries. We could see the rise of surveillance revenge in 2014

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:01 | 4302730 Ranger_Will
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Looks like we need an earthquake to do some damage to those perfect freeways.  Stimulus, or so Krugman tells me.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:08 | 4302757 Tasty Sandwich
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Paul Krugman in 2003: Don't Look Down


The crisis won't come immediately. For a few years, America will still be able to borrow freely, simply because lenders assume that things will somehow work out.

But at a certain point we'll have a Wile E. Coyote moment. For those not familiar with the Road Runner cartoons, Mr. Coyote had a habit of running off cliffs and taking several steps on thin air before noticing that there was nothing underneath his feet. Only then would he plunge.

What will that plunge look like? It will certainly involve a sharp fall in the dollar and a sharp rise in interest rates. In the worst-case scenario, the government's access to borrowing will be cut off, creating a cash crisis that throws the nation into chaos.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:55 | 4303021 satoshi101
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Krugman is an intelligent man, and sometimes all that education forces your mind into permanent rationality, that comment from Krugman sound's like an engineers mind.

Trouble is that the real world, and real america don't operate rationality, the FED can and does print unlimited off-budget FIAT that is passed to NSA/IMF in unlimited amounts. All backed by  the full power of the US-MILITARY.

A good question here yesterday, given that FIAT is infinite, why not just let social security go to the moon forever? Certainly the answer is that the system wants the 'little people' to worry about the future and feel pain. Perhaps 'comfort' is not wanted. Certainly the NSA and MIL have infinite budgets and the RETIRED MIL FULL BIRD'S their PENSIONS are sacred forever.


In the real world I think the reason the USA doesn't give unlimited free food stamps to everyone in the USA, is of course the world would catch on that the USD has been infinitely dilluted, so the USA has chosen to artificially create pain in the masses to create the appearance of a 'limited USD', but the reality is there is an infinite number of USD's in the pool sloshing around, but only a few people (NSA,CIA,MIL) have access to the CASH.

Can a Wile-E Coyote moment come? I don't think so, the world has said they don't want CURRENCY-RESERVE status, and the CHINA/RUSSIA wants the SDR, but the SDR will be ran by IMF, which is just USA/NSA, so the move to SDR is not a drop either.

In summary all the outcomes will not yield to what KRUGMAN is talking about, because KRUGMAN is talking a rational narrative, but the IMF/NSA PYRAMID scam is not RATIONAL,

Eventually the world will catch on that the NSA/IMF/CIA/MSM is 100% bullshit, but how long? For now the narrative holds well, KARDASHIAN snatch is on their minds, ... the MSM could keep the distracted worldwide forever.



Sun, 01/05/2014 - 22:37 | 4303294 Dinero D. Profit
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People always underestimate the expansive thinking of super-strategic world planners.

What if the big powers agreed to snuff out huge numbers of negative sum people?

What if the big powers have Mutually Assured Enhancement agreements?

(These would be brilliantly crafted, just sayin’.) 

We are at an age where the mass of world population has become its own juggernaut.  Selective depopulation of 4 billion, let’s say, over 4 years, let’s say, is acceptable losses.  Human existence itself is at risk.


Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:45 | 4303768 satoshi101
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Fattin' the pigs to slaughter them, who could have guessed?

The only outstanding question is 'where is soylent green'?

It must be awful embarrassing, the disposal problem I mean.

Well at least FEMA has millions of black bags to hide the corpses.


Well its always been 'selective law enforcement', so 'selective depopulation' is only obvious.

Just more arguments to be far from the USA, when they go public looking for pigs to slaughter.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:52 | 4303777 bunnyswanson
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10 minutes - Reading of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion.


Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:55 | 4303784 satoshi101
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You know I don't click on shit here, and never will, and I would never use youtube, cuz I don't go near google, and yes all *Google*.* I have turned off when I use this site.

That said, Henry Ford in 1920's paid $100k for the "Elder's of Zion" to be published and distribute worldwide, hell he even paid for a German version for little baby Hitler to help him write Mein Kampf.


IMHO 'elders of zion' is bunk, blame the jew in all human history has always been an excuse to 'rob the jew'.

Going back to the Silk road the Hebrew was an accountant a man of business, and thus he accumulated treasure and that made parasites Jealous.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 04:00 | 4303786 satoshi101
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FEMA, IMF, NSA, CIA(OSS), all came from FORD, BUSH, and HEARST.

They all paid for the 'elders of zion' to passed all over the world, by design, ... so it quite funny that once again a holocaust is coming, and very people who created the last holocaust, once again want to blame the jew,... telling about who is the real assholes on ZH.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:08 | 4302758 q99x2
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Two different people that I know, one started sports car racing the other bought an ocean front mansion, both made their fortunes by selling out America. The racer moves into middle sized companies that are being forced out of business and either restructures them for sale or guts them and sells off the pieces. The mansion owner has been importing Chinese junk to his warehouse so he can undercut his competitions prices and thereby eliminate existing American (his neighbors) companies.

That is the way people are getting rich today. I see 2014 as the year everyone starts stealing from their relatives.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:29 | 4302820 Wilcox1
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I think they got started last year

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:09 | 4302759 chump666
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Humanities stupor while we fight over a pair of f*cking Nike shoes.

We deserve what is coming.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:17 | 4302788 I am Jobe
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You forgot  Rachel Ray Cookware 

Trailer Trash Amerika , so classy 

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:29 | 4302819 chump666
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The Krugman stimulus shuffle.


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:32 | 4302837 Seer
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"Trailer Trash Amerika"

Hey, I resemble that remark!

[I didn't down-arrow you]

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:39 | 4302988 Shad_ow
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"We" don't and not all of us deserve what is coming.  We have have tried to stop the madness but do not have the power.  It would be madness to die for those who fight over the Nikes and it would be futile.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:34 | 4302835 insanelysane
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I have issues with the picture.  The road to the left shows downs almost as large as the ups.  No way.  The market goes up by 50 to 100 and then down by 1 to 20.

The road to the right needs to show Border Patrol stopping citizens, TSA frisking citizens, LE asking citizens for ID, IRS agents asking for more documentation, ...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:37 | 4302849 Seer
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No, the Wall Street road DOES shoot up out of the frame.  The problem is is that it should already be straight up vertical BEFORE 2014.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:52 | 4302888 U4 eee aaa
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There should be hydraulic support jacks under those dangerous dips to smooth them out

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:07 | 4302913 Seer
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Air jacks shifted off to the side with hoses running to the Wall Street dips, and with the Bernank puffing into the lines...  And the Bernank's face is getting really red as he's about to blow blood vessels, so just out of the frame is stumblin, bumbling Yellen racing to the scene (tripping and falling flat on her face).

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:51 | 4303173 logicalman
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You forgot thugs in blue harassing anyone they take a dislike to and beating them senseless if they protest.

You forgot corrupt politicians and judges.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:32 | 4302839 Seer
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I like the green shoots along the roadways.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:38 | 4302850 CPL
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Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:08 | 4302916 Seer
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Yeah, it kind of tones down the sense of thirst, with being out in the desert and all...

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:39 | 4302854 Caveman93
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"The Road"...great movie.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:10 | 4302920 The Wisp
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if you like seeing a little kid stuff a pistol in his mouth because  the world sucks, then yeah it's a great movie

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:22 | 4302940 akak
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I never saw the movie version of "The Road", but the book was so positively painful to read, with its semi-autistic and monosyllabic dialogues, the one-dimensionality (if not zero-dimensionality) of its characters, and its utterly maddening lack of context, plot or background, that I literally could not finish it, it was THAT bad.  And I have almost never finished reading a book.

I refuse to waste my money on the movie, as nothing based on that execrable book could possibly be worth the viewing.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:04 | 4303035 djsmps
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The movie was not good.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 02:56 | 4303724 satoshi101
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The movie is painful too watch, ...

Book of ELI was 1000X better, but its all same-same,

I would disagree that the entire world goes bad, its clear in these movies that only the USA goes cannibal.

MAD-MAX is also good, and they make it perfectly clear that far away life is good, the problem is getting there, and that's why you always leave before the shit hits the fan, cuz once your in the shit "THE ROAD", is fucking ugly, where ever you are, and getting to the good places is best done in advance.


The problem is that 90% of the USA is not sustainable, ... you can't grow food 24/7/365, or even live off the land. When the USA was first infested by white-man, very few areas had injuns living fat&happy off the land, ... probably only in the PNW were there fat natives living off unlimited salmon and berry's in long houses.

Much of the tropical world you can live of the land just fine. 24/7/365 fruit, veggies, water, critters,

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:18 | 4303066 prains
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sorry guys but you both missed the point of an incredibly smart writer. you can't expect eveything you read or see to be paint by numbers, spell it out, walk you thru the scenario powerpoint presentations.


just put it this way, the idea was not to your sesnsibilities, the prose and writing style matched the content exactly you both just missed it is all.........


so much of the point of the book needed NO exact cause, so could remain undefined, what mattered was the result, not the cause

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:35 | 4303115 akak
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I am not entirely unread, but that book was one of the worst, on multiple levels, that I have ever tried to read.  And no, it had NOTHING to do with my 'sensibilities', nor with me aupposedly being unable to handle a dark and morbid subject or scenario, which is far from the truth.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:52 | 4303177 logicalman
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Don't hold back, tell us what you really think!


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 23:09 | 4303388 akak
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Wow, I'm surprised nobody caught my blunder there,

What I meant to say was that "I have almost never NOT finished reading a book".


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 20:48 | 4302997 satoshi101
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Well everyone here should see the movie, and then they can see what the future of ameriKKKa looks like, they can see how their neighbors really will be, and they can see what 'hope & change' really looks like near the end of the road.


Problem with the ZH crowd is that they're all 'get rich quick' ilk, such is the love for BTC getting something for nothing, and penny stock salemen shilling worthless shit to greedy idiots, shake&bake and you get the BTC minions,

All wanting 'riches' today, but never thinking about tomorrow.

Watch the movie "The Road", and see exactly where ameriKKKa is going.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 02:34 | 4303706 The Wedge
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Yea, the conditions you speak of in "The Road" were global. At least it was implied. So, don't be surprised when your neighbor tries to eat you in your neck of the KKKwoods.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:49 | 4304379 RKDS
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It's not just the ZH crowd, it's the entire country.  Everywhere you look, somebody wants to get rich off of another man's labor.  It gets harder to believe in Amercia with every passing day.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:45 | 4302878 22winmag
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You forgot the DUI checkpoints staffed by armed thugs high on steroids and cocaine (on the right).

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:12 | 4303064 satoshi101
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TSA goons finger-banging infants is a must,

DHS fingermen knocking the teeth out of little girls

Local Cop's knocking Granny's out of their wheel chairs.


Down the road on Main Street is a 'biker bar' that these cop's would not go near, but give them a baby, a granny, or a little girl and their dicks get hard.


Sun, 01/05/2014 - 19:53 | 4302884 U4 eee aaa
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This isn't showing the flying cars that the 1%ers are moving around in

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 07:43 | 4303915 Dr. Destructo
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That's because they're in space right now, and they're immune to the laws of economics and civil unrest.

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 21:37 | 4303121 Fíréan
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I'm off the tracks somewhere neither of those roads is relevant.imho
The road not taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;


Then took the other, as just as fair
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,


And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.


I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I —
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.


Robert Frost



Mon, 01/06/2014 - 03:38 | 4303765 satoshi101
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Greatest american poet, ... this sum's up what needed to be said.

My thoughts exactly when I first saw this POST today,

NONE OF THE ABOVE, is the correct path. Both the path to wall-st and main-st lead to hell on earth.

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 07:38 | 4303912 Dr. Destructo
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Why isn't "Wall St" a toll road?

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 10:38 | 4304198 Toolshed
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"Why isn't "Wall St" a toll road?"

Why isn't "Wall St" a gated private road?


Mon, 01/06/2014 - 15:55 | 4305233 NeoLuddite
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Location of the traffic light is ambiguous - Deviously clever

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