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Meet The Fortress Hotel That Separates The Davos Billionaires From The Peasants

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The theme of this year's Davos meeting where the world's wealthiest and most powerful people meet to enjoy each other's company, a fawning media, and of course the best food and entertainment that money can buy, is social stability, class hatred, and how to fix a world torn by a record wealth inequality.

An ambitious task to be sure, especially for the very people who have benefited the most from the record wealth transfer of the past 5 years. Still, while these true Robin Hoods of the modern gilded age are desperate for a few minutes of humanitarian TV exposure, or at least a soundbite or two, their advice to the peasants out there is quite clear: don't get too close.

And just to make sure the appropriate distance of at least a few hundred meters to every member of the great unwashed class they are "saving" is maintained, here is the hotel in which the bleeding heart Davos billionaires are staying: a $170 million fortress surrounded by barbed wire, security cameras, motion sensor and even its own helipad.

Oh, and for those dignitaries of the non-private sector staying here, guess who is picking up the bill dear taxpayers.

 

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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:52 | 4355012 disabledvet
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We're going global this time!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:56 | 4355026 outofideas
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Sure sure .. 19th century defenses in a drone drone world. How hard would it be to get a dozen or so cheap drones with some payload to bust through some windows at high speed.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:04 | 4355050 Headbanger
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What's with all the drone shit?  Ever hear of a Cessna?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:05 | 4355062 Manthong
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here here..  :-)

I am trying to discern the parepets with the .50's.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:05 | 4355067 flacon
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Oliver - please sir i want some more

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZrgxHvNNUc

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:10 | 4355082 Beam Me Up Scotty
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Where have I seen this before?  Oh ya, the Hunger Games movie!!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:22 | 4355110 knukles
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Jump you fuckers.

 

 

Or worse.
Maybe?
What a spectacle of hypocritical self indulgence by the very same who claim their chair at the governing table of the NWO to enslave humanity

This. ladies and gentlemen is a pure and clear display of the ongoing battle between good and evil existent in the world today.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:36 | 4355187 Fukushima Sam
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I wish I could go.

I would wreck Goldie's old ass like Hitlery on Gaddafi.

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-01-20/at-davos-rising-stress-spurs-go...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:53 | 4355210 hedgeless_horseman
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...and just to make sure the appropriate distance of at least a few hundred meters to every member of the great unwashed class they are "saving" is maintained

To make sure?  A few hundred meters is well within the range of the average Swiss citizen.


Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:20 | 4355313 Manthong
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Oswald did not have a problem at 88 yards with about a dot of holdover..

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:54 | 4355411 ParkAveFlasher
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"Sir, it was pretty far! From that book suppository building, sir!"

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:16 | 4355510 derek_vineyard
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sorry basturds have to be around each other....thats torture

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:07 | 4355689 Four chan
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the guilty have fear of their victoms, because they know who the guilty are.

the guilty both need and make barbed wire.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:09 | 4355943 A Nanny Moose
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When "leaders" require Praetorians for their protection, they are doing it wrong.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:20 | 4356172 macholatte
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That is one uniquely ugly building.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:36 | 4356918 James_Cole
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The good ole' 'neutral' country which made its riches supplying the nazis and later stealing jewish gold, now the occasional headquarters of the worlds criminal elite. Spectre bitchez. 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:33 | 4357074 Pure Evil
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With a multitude of multi-billionaires in the world what is the cut-off for not being invited?

Would someone with a measly 1 billion in assets be considered part of the club now days"

I would think 5 billion is still a paltry sum.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:03 | 4355690 Herd Redirectio...
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Hence why all the witnesses scurried over to the Grassy Knoll to look for the gunman, right?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:22 | 4355769 Kobe Beef
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And Jackie went backwards to collect the brains. Which flew ...backwards.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:37 | 4357082 Pure Evil
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Although the Zapruder film shows the bullet exiting out the front.

Bullets make tiny holes when entering and leave large holes when exiting.

(Sorta like the government, they tell you you'll only feel a pin prick, but when they're done with you you know for sure you've been reamed a new asshole.)

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:05 | 4356371 Nostradumbass
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Wrong name of Assasin.

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:32 | 4356230 KickIce
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The ultimate "let them eat cake" statement.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:01 | 4356354 WillyGroper
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Geez, she looks like a cadaver a la Joan Rivers.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:52 | 4355219 Richard Chesler
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My greetings to the folks who prepare and serve their food. You know what to do.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:55 | 4355256 tip e. canoe
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cream of mushroom soup is our speciality.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:19 | 4355988 A Nanny Moose
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"We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not... fuck with us."

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:55 | 4355251 seek
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Much more effective  line of thought. Microbes have a smaller radar profile. Though It would be a shame (not to mention a waste of taxpayer's money!) if their party got spoiled like a cruise ship with a norovius outbreak.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:02 | 4355262 hedgeless_horseman
Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:06 | 4355282 Fukushima Sam
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You rail against drugs including useful drugs like psychedelics yet then quote from one of the great drug novels of all time?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:13 | 4355288 hedgeless_horseman
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NEWSFLASH:  Dune is fiction.  The consequences of abusing mind-altering substances are non-fiction.

PS: I don't rail against the use of drugs by adults.  Do as you please.  Do not expect me to save you from the consequences.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:07 | 4355472 css1971
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Dune is all about oil. Spice = oil.

 

HTH.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:14 | 4355738 Isotope
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No. Herbert himself wrote that 'water was to be an analogy for oil and also for water itself...'

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 17:52 | 4356801 css1971
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ok fine. It's still an allegory.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:58 | 4356977 Volaille de Bresse
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"ok fine. It's still an allegory"

 

No Sir it's a metaphor...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:07 | 4355467 css1971
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There's a miffed microbiologist around here somewhere isn't there.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:04 | 4355912 mvsjcl
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Who'll wisely chose not to comment.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:23 | 4356000 FEDbuster
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Couple of kitchen staff with some Ebola virus flowing through them?

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 06:37 | 4358221 fiftybagger
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No.  They bumped them all off years ago.

http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/deadbiologists.html

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:17 | 4355309 saveandsound
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If you were Buffet, Soros, Fink or whoever, would you malinvest the money of your clients?

Those guys are just doing what everybody else does: investing their time in something they like and are good at. No need for envy.

If you were a central banker in 2008, hadn't you felt the need to intervene?

If Zerohedge is right, things are going to change. Those times usually get tough. Prepare yourself and your family accordingly. That is what everybody else would do, including those guys in Davos. 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:10 | 4356847 walküre
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What do you mean "if"?

If Zerohedge is right,

Once the propaganda channels either cannot deny the truth or their reporting gives a true picture of the sad state of affairs, it is too late to do anything.

The time to prepare is now and that window is closing fast.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:30 | 4356903 seek
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Those channels will go dark before ever telling the truth. One or two might go dark immediately after, but I wouldn't bet on it.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:04 | 4356373 WillyGroper
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Nmewn can help. LOL

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:07 | 4355291 DeadFred
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Just imagine how bad the smell of sulphur must be inside, and it's too cold to open the windows to let it air out afterwards.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:05 | 4356991 LMAOLORI
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A little more income inequality hypocrisity USA style the house Democrats will be discussing it a Posh Hotel where the cheapest room is $695 a night!

 

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 19:05 | 4356994 spinone
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Kehlsteinhaus

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:07 | 4355070 Manthong
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me, to .. parapets  :-)

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:08 | 4355078 Manthong
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some moar pleeeeeze Mr. Warbucks.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:09 | 4355081 SoilMyselfRotten
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'Let them eat shit'

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:38 | 4355200 cherokeepilot
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Are you volunteering?  Drones can be a lot smaller and less noticeable than a Cessna.  I'm sure that the sky around the "castle" is covered by radar, but what the hell, go for it.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 17:02 | 4356629 Ratscam
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very much so.
on every mountain there is the swiss military with special radar stations. 24/7 in air F18 surveillance. Newest lasers installed to take care of drones.
Flir night vision military grade installed everywhere. Several entry check points in all valley entries. hundreds of undercover security personel. Very little chance to interrupt the elite.
Swiss tax payer must love it....
interestingly enough, at the 2011 bilderberg meeting in neighboring St. Moritz, hardly any security for far more influential people.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:47 | 4355228 ptoemmes
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Or a LearJet.  Oh wait, Bombadier is well into round X of layoffs in Wichita - and elsewhere.  The rich and famous aren't holding up their end of the spending deal.

http://www.kansas.com/2014/01/21/3240586/bombardier-to-lay-off-550-at-wi...

This really is /sarc - I think. 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:30 | 4355333 Colonel Klink
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Fuck Cessna, someone fly a jetliner into that building.  I've heard the Israelis are good at that, or so the conspiracy theory goes.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:48 | 4355389 Ban KKiller
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Food testers are on high alert. Fire extinguishers are all up to date. What could go wrong?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:25 | 4355778 Kobe Beef
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Norovirus + a plumbing and transportation strike sounds good.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 14:29 | 4356009 Kirk2NCC1701
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Drones?  Cesnas?  We're not talking 'Alabama' here.  We're talking about (a) Switzerland, (b) road-block/screened access to Davos area, etc.  and (c) every damn spy agency in the US, EU and the ME listening and looking for ANY anomalies. 

Plus the Swiss are by now "genetically conditioned" to tattle on anyone or anything 'suspicious' to their authorities.  They don't like strangers.  Only their money.  They love "Ordnung" even more.

Dream on, cowboy.  You'll need a fuck of a lot more skill, savvy and language skills than what you get from a few years with the US Army or Prepper training.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:16 | 4355102 Urban Redneck
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You do understand what the alternative for Switzerland is to buying the Grippens? (public referendums on defense expenditure being rather rare and all these days)

Hint- even MOAR anti-aircraft weapons...

As much as I detest my tax dollars funding these ass-clowns' protections, that strategy might be more successful against the Hollandaise dough boy or Mutti, since the gaping flaws in their security measures have been well documented recently.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:27 | 4355156 q99x2
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Ever hear of hijacking a military drone?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:50 | 4355238 drendebe10
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Cruise missle,  please.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:53 | 4355409 Ms. Erable
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And make it something in the 20-40kt range. It's the only way to be sure.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:50 | 4355633 LeisureSmith
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A MIRVed ICBM with a HE payload raining down on that place like a merry burst of automatic fire to a pumpkin ought to do the trick....rogue radionuclides are abundant enough as it is.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:11 | 4355720 Canadian Dirtlump
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I dream of Daisy Cutters and MOABs.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:29 | 4355155 thunderchief
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Funny how at the end of the day, these filthy rich scum are doing the same things I do. They just do it behind barbed wire with a bunch of assholes.

Drink, eat, smoke, sleep...

It just shows the limits of money...

Oh yeah, I forgot the last one, drop dead.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:32 | 4355172 jbvtme
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they are archons.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 16:13 | 4356408 Nostradumbass
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Yeah, but there is one more thing they are doing which you are not - they are conspiring to murder.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:49 | 4355230 tempo
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They have everything but a beautiful planet overrun by poor desperate people who remind them  of their evil ways and  make some of them feel guilty. A more perfect world would be a planet with about 2 billion people, only enough to service them and their robots. Yes they have a plan.  The idea that they give a shit about anyone but themselves is BS.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:17 | 4356867 rotagen
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There's no building strong enough to stop the wrath of Irish dudes like me when the economy collapses, california turns into a desert, people start starving.... in about 3 years time.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:55 | 4355021 NoDebt
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It's good to be a MOTU.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:03 | 4355052 debtor of last ...
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Maybe they get sucked into a black hole from the Large Hadron Collider.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:13 | 4355095 Manthong
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..may their particles revert to waves..

in two places at once.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:57 | 4355023 buzzsaw99
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it is a maggot infested nasal cavity. lulz

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:59 | 4355038 fonzannoon
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I stayed there in 2010. It's not as nice as it looks there. The inside actually needs some work done. It has that musty smell too. I was really unimpressed.

Wait...that was the Courtyard Marriot in Ocean City Md.  Sorry nevermind.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:56 | 4355255 buzzsaw99
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i have better things to do with my time than that. if i were as rich as they are i would damn sure have A LOT better things to do.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:19 | 4355763 cougar_w
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No you would not.

If you were that rich, you would think about nothing but money and influence 24 hours a day.

Just like they do.

Because that is the only way anyone ever gets to be just that rich.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:56 | 4355024 youngman
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What does a 0.01% have for lunch...other than the sheeple..

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:06 | 4355064 Headbanger
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The sheeple's children!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:35 | 4355186 yogibear
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Student loans are working for them.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:36 | 4355183 Rainman
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I'll email you the menu next year as a billionaire attendee... after I win 'Buffet's Billion Dollar Basketball Bracket ' challenge < odds 1 in 9.2 quintillion >

 

http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/92892/buffet-a-billion-dollars-for-perfect-bracket

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:39 | 4355199 SoilMyselfRotten
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Are those the real odds, hahaha? Doesn't surprise me that Warren would throw a $billion towards somethnig he has no way of losing, douche

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:48 | 4355235 RobD
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Those are the odds if you just do random pics. If you know something about the game then the odds are just this side of never instead of the other side of never lol.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:11 | 4355725 mick_richfield
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If you promise half the winnings to a bunch of NBA players, I bet the odds could approach unity.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:21 | 4355765 cougar_w
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Nice.

And, sounds like the plot to a really interesting movie.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:45 | 4355217 MeMongo
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My guess is fetuses! Sick ole bastards!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:45 | 4355218 MeMongo
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My guess is fetuses! Sick ole bastards!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:15 | 4355666 Things that go bump
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Siberian tiger fetus stewed in milk of the giant panda with a sauce of truffles after the ritual sacrifice of children.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:58 | 4355025 Dr. Engali
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Why do they need all that security? They are all such nice people. I wonder if the place comes with food tasters too.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:11 | 4355087 satoshi101
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Well rich people expect security, and that  goes with the entrance fee, so you can figure about $1k/person is being spent on security. But that's cheap, ... when you figure that any of them could be randsomed for $$$$ I would be really surprised that somebody smart not randsom a collection this big of rich people, but in reality, its not really that rich, ... maybe some nerd with a big EGO put's down $5k for the meeting, but the real meetings are all private, they got all kind of tiered meetings, ..

They have press, they invite scholars, ... its really not so much about 'rich' as its about SMART/RICH/LIBERAL.

Too bad the right-wing (ZH) can't pull off an event like this, ... I guess they have 'burning man' right? :)

Well anything come of this ? Fuck no, ... they all meet, talk and eat expensive and dine and wine, and whores from all over europe make $2k/night, and everybody goes home and says "NEW YEAR" YES :)

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:17 | 4355104 fonzannoon
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Rich people expect security. What they get is the illusion of security. I know people who work security for events like this. It's a blast. Truly a good time. They get hooked up. Many of these people are very nice. Why wouldn't they be? They are living the dream. If something ever truly went down these "security" people would be grabbing stuff on their way out while calling 911...if they even bother to call.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:26 | 4355151 satoshi101
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real rich people don't go to DAVOS, ... guys like the WINKELVOSS twins "new money' goes to DAVOS, its just another business, and  they give out enought tickets to the media that the media want to come and cover,...

Like anything else enough good food, good booze, and clean pussy, and everybody wants to join, but the real fucking "ELITE" don't go to DAVOS,

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:31 | 4355158 fonzannoon
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I said "like Davos". You seem to be a serious follower of the elite. It seems like it is your passion. 

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:45 | 4355226 Dr. Engali
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I think his passion is crazy pills myself.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:47 | 4355233 fonzannoon
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good point.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:52 | 4356314 KingdomKum
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I hear Zuckerfuck is sending his smarmy assed sister . . .

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 15:51 | 4356315 KingdomKum
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dupe

sorry

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:29 | 4355157 satoshi101
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How about ALL us ZH morons have a small tent at burning-man and we all lube each other?

Just a thought, and we could put a big sign and CALL it ZH@DAVOS

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:25 | 4355772 cougar_w
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Apart from the "morons" part -- and I don't take any lubbing from anyone without a functioning vagina -- it's not a bad idea.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:35 | 4355184 SwissCake
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Fair description. There is no conspiracy in Davos, but for a tendency to be pro-political globalization/centralization.

 

Inexistant output. No substance in the panels (the good old tales about "creative economy", "the fragile recovery", "abenomics", "non-conventional MP" and so on).

But a deccent plateform for diplomats & officials to shake hands.

 

Overall the World would keep turning without the WEF.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:42 | 4355208 satoshi101
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thanks its just an expensive TED meeting,

but the RUSH LIMBAUGHS that own ZH would like the morons here to not look at aipac bis or mormons, or nsa

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:00 | 4355269 Central Bankster
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anyone know how to ignore these trolls?  there needs to be  a block feature for wankers.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:27 | 4355781 cougar_w
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Handle it like graffiti, or anything else that is unsightly but always a part of the landscape.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 18:32 | 4356909 superflex
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As they say, dont feed the trolls.

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:12 | 4355090 eclectic syncretist
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I suppose they're concerned that the people outside the fences might be a lot like them.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:17 | 4355106 hapless
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Without the security, they might discover that nobody outside gives a fuck.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:15 | 4355739 mick_richfield
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The cover story for the security is that they need it because billionaires like to keep the unwashed masses at a distance.

The real reason for the security, and the reason they all attend, is that some of the real bosses show up at these meetings.

One does not pass up a chance to meet the real bosses.  Not twice, anyway.

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:58 | 4355031 SwissCake
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I am a proud Swiss. Those summits are a pain in the ass. Empty suits all around the place.

 

FUCK THEM. Hopefully the SVP initiative goes through february the 9th.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:59 | 4355033 LetThemEatRand
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What amazes me is that anyone -- I mean, anyone -- does not see the utter absurdity in a group of people who deliberately created the wealth disparity, meeting to decide what can be done to "correct" it.  You just can't make this stuff up.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:01 | 4355044 Dr. Engali
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Correct it...Lol. I assume by correct it you mean that they are busy tring to figure out how there is any left.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:08 | 4355076 Headbanger
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Yeah right..  They're meeting to coordinate how to KEEP all the wealth they have amassed now seeing that the world is about to explode in a global war,

That plus the finest hookers in the world are there!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:25 | 4355148 pods
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They are working on plans to enslave the next generation of serfs.

More commonly known as a new monetary unit, controlled by private banks and lent at interest to us.

pods

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:35 | 4355185 jbvtme
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i didn't see the stable for the dogs and ponies...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:38 | 4355195 James-Morrison
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More likely, they are trying to take credit for fixing the problem by stealing more dwindling middle class resources.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:54 | 4355249 chdwlch1
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Agreed.  And also how to pull the veil back over the eyes of the oppressed.  That damn genie keeps squeezing out of the bottle as they tighten their grip...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:05 | 4355059 satoshi101
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I don't think its that clear, I would even say that the TED people not only see themselves  as the solution, but they don't see themselves as the problem.

One thing universal about assholes is that they all believe the other guy is an asshole.

This DAVOS is reall a left wing SOROS klusterfuck, and in their own way yeh, they do have solutions.

ZH is a rush limbaugh right wing ron-paul repug-tard group that is too dumb to get rich yuppies to pay $10k for a circle jerk.

Go figure why ZH is jealous?

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:10 | 4355083 Bobbyrib
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Some people aren't smart enough to figure out that their discussion of "income inequality" is a front. It is all a big lie to make it look like they care..kind of like the US's "two party system."

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:15 | 4355096 satoshi101
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SEE this is the FUCKING problem,

NOBODY at this meeting gives a RATS ass about the USA,

The USA is 2-bit penal colony that has seen its best day, and the purpose of the DAVOS meeting is to make the world, better, and that means building a wall around the USA and keeping them confined and let them kill each other.

COMPECHE?

Forget this BS that anybody at DAVOS gives a fuck about the USA, ... we dont'

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:21 | 4355128 Billy Sol Estes
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Boehner and Cantor are there and they care about the US.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:39 | 4355202 satoshi101
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boner and cantor care about sushi, booze, pussy, and little boyz, and I'm not sure which order.

One thing about 'politicians' and I learned this a long time ago,

 

I remember I asked "Why do you do this?" and they said "For the food and women", and I said, "Why not just get a job?" ... See you have to understand that all politicians are just people that have figured out how to get booze, pussy, and sushi and not have to work, it stays in their blood, so when they get to cantors age, ... they still GO

 

OK, I'll tell  you why CANTOR goes, he gets a free invite its how they play, and CANTOR gets to meet all these blue-blood new-money liberals or other wack-jobs who will donate to his party or election,... I know its far fetched, but politicians go to these events to find DONORS and get laid :)

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:52 | 4355243 centerline
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"money's honey sonny... and a rich man's joke is always funny."

It really boils down to preservation of lifestyle.  No one wants to give up thier station for a lower one.  Most everybody will fight to avoid being "downgraded."  It is this simple dynamic, not some overarching conspiracy, that is why the world experiences cycles.  Is just human behavior, which on the collective level is still herd behavior.  

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 12:35 | 4355579 tip e. canoe
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a woman i dated once many moons ago responded to some crazy utopian fantasy i had in my head at the time regarding people better conserving energy resources:

"Human beings will never willingly accept any contraction of the lifestyle to which they have already become accustomed, even if it means trampling on another."  will never forget that line. 

it's going to be kicking & screaming all the way down the far side of the parabola.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:10 | 4355717 centerline
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No doubt.  Been trying to explain this to the wife for years now.

Shit, we are just rolling off the top right now in real terms and most people think the world is coming to an end.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:13 | 4355735 Things that go bump
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This is what revolution is for. Every once in a while we get overrun with vermin and they have to be hunted down and exterminated root and branch in all their generations. Billions of the rest of us will be incidentally lost in the process. 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:15 | 4355100 eclectic syncretist
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Did you forget to take your thorazine again?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:42 | 4355838 cougar_w
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The only thing more absurd would be all of us meeting to decide the same thing.

Like it or not, the problem while created by the oligarchs can only be solved by the oligarchs. Will they? Hell no of course not. They'll pretend the problems are too great, the solutions unworkable, compromise impossible, and so on. That is the entire purpose of the event. It allows them to ask a deep, searching question about the proper distribution of wealth and power and then answer that same question in a way that allows them to keep all the wealth and power to themselves for another year.

It is 100% about them saying how perfect is the world after all.

Kings and emperors did the same thing. They had their advisers around them all the time helping them to decide what is the best thing to do for the kingdom/empire, and of course the advisers knew that the correct answer was always that the leader should do whatever he wanted, using whatever power he felt like, and attaining any benefits he could in the process. Consistently providing that kind of advice was how one became an adviser to royalty in the first place.

It does not have to make any sense to work. And please notice, we have even more kings and emperors today than at any time in the past. They are financial titans and captains of industry now rather than heads of sovereign states, but it makes no practical difference in the end what title they have or how they attain position. They wield the same power as kings, have the same rule by fiat, and cop the exact same attitudes. And it is open to debate which empire had the greatest reach; the British Empire, the Empire of Spain, or The Empire of General Electric Inc.

Don't see any way around it. People seem to like it this way. At worst they are indifferent. The machinations of the kings and emperors take place in a far away land, and only rarely impose their will on common people, and when they do it is via death, which has the useful benefit for the king of erasing the misdeeds of power.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:59 | 4355034 MsCreant
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Too many eggs in one basket...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:01 | 4355042 cossack55
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Omelet anyone?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 09:59 | 4355035 MsCreant
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Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:02 | 4355046 cossack55
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Perhaps scrambled eggs?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:05 | 4355057 MsCreant
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Can you imagine all the private security mixing with hotel security? What a clown show. Imagine all the fear involved because you need that security.

We hate them for their freedom.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 13:47 | 4355853 cougar_w
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They are just as free as you or I to suffer a stress-induced pulmonary embolism. Although in the event they do, they can count on effective heath coverage.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:01 | 4355043 satoshi101
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Please tis just an expensive TED meeting, I'm sure that maybe even a few here are going.

This is not so much a meet for elite, its its a meeting for nerds who have exceptional ego's and they all want to circle-jerk each other.

Here's the funny thing, look to the NSA or USA-/365 MIL, or even look to BIS, or AIPAC, to but to suggest that DAVOS is anything else than a bunch of geeks with egos is a fucking joke.

So at the end of the day, this story fills the crying tears of many a BIT-TARD, think of it this way anybody here that used REAL USD to buy BTC's could have just as well bought a ticket to DAVOS with that real money.

***

24/7/365 ZH fills the internet with shit just dumb enough to deliver the product they promise a large collection of morons that just might buy newsletters and 'chart' services, and premium gold, and bitcoin mining hw, another words this site is for morons and posts are for morons, and the advertisers are paying for morons.

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:04 | 4355055 BandGap
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I like you. Can we be friends?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:07 | 4355071 LetThemEatRand
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I "liked" him on BitBook.  But I didn't ask him to join my "circle" of BitFriends.  Seems that word has a bit of a double meaning to him.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:17 | 4355108 eclectic syncretist
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I think I'll call him BitBrain.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:33 | 4355174 madtechnician
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I just call him asshole

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:44 | 4355213 Dr. Engali
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You're too kind.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:10 | 4355088 Dr. Engali
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 "another words this site is for morons and posts are for morons"

 

Welcome to the club.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:18 | 4355107 pods
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Oh well please do enlighten us if you would?

At least we aren't smart enough to see all of this.  

As for you, why would you be here if you know all of this?  Shouldn't you be doing something more productive than teaching us sheep to sing?

"24/7/365 ZH fills the internet with shit just dumb enough to deliver the product they promise a large collection of morons that just might buy newsletters and 'chart' services, and premium gold, and bitcoin mining hw, another words this site is for morons and posts are for morons, and the advertisers are paying for morons."

If your thesis is correct, shouldn't it be that ZH delivers shit just smart enough to deliver the product, you know, because we are dumb?

pods

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 20:40 | 4357281 satoshi101
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Well one only has to look at the ad's here to know who the target advertisters are, ... russian-brides (losers), franklin mint 'gold coin' ( suckers ), newsletters ('idiots'),... Just saying.

The constant 'sky is falling' certainly attracts a certain kind of person, who needs to be part of a 'sky is falling' circle-jerk. Morons attract morons. Get a bunch of them in one place and you have an advertisters paradise.

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Sorry but calling the DAVOS 'elite' the TPTB is BULLSHIT, a more apt description is the "zerds that want to be the power that be", and a certain number of 'doo gooders' who are stupid enough to think that 'hope&change' can alter WHAT-IS.

The ruling-elite ROCKEFELLER, BUSH-TRIBE, AIPAC, ADL, BIS, NSA/CIA, FBI/DEA, US-MIL, they only have secret meetings and they never invite the press.

Here is WHY ZH posts this inspid story about DAVOS, its cuz 'davos' is a keyword that generates ton's of clicks cuz the media gets to go for free, and DAVOS wants the advertising, as DAVOS is a business, and the business is 1,000's of people paying $10k/each to sit for a week and listen to boring TED TALKS.

Bill Gates goes to a ton of meetings, and its just to PLUG his Gates Foundation, think about it, what better place to buy fresh blood?

Tony Blair aka THE POODLE also will speak any where on earth for $500/day, .... its his gig.

NOBodY at DAVOS rules the fucking EARTH, cuz a conspiracy is secret, and DAVOS is in the LIGHT.

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So GIVE it up folks and find the REAL PTB dark source of meetings and put a light on them.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:23 | 4355134 DadzMad
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@ Satoshi101.  I know that your bio states "If you want to talk about grammar and spelling go eat some shit with the mil-bots", but your command of the english language makes your posts as unintelligible as a sobbing 3-year old.  Please communicate more clearly, post in your native tongue and let us interpret it (I hope english isn't it), or go play and let the grownups talk.  If posting on ZH is for morons, why have you posted so much in your short tenure here?  Your posts take up way too much space and make my scroll finger hurt trying to get past them.  

Also, you have an awkward affinity for circle jerks.

That is all.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:39 | 4355198 F22
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I'm quite happy to be a moron with a large cache of physical gold at the bottom of some lake around here...somewhere....where did I put that...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:52 | 4355244 Blano
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If that's how you feel, then why are you here instead of off fondling Bitcoin's somewhere or something?

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:02 | 4355049 mijev
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Wealth trickles down nicely through barbed wire... then again, so does blood. 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:06 | 4355051 over45
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with so many people despising the 1%, looks like one big juicy target for someone...

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:04 | 4355056 Griphook
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Don't bunch up so close, men.  One grenade will kill us all.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:19 | 4355314 MrPalladium
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Bingo!!

Classic cluster fuck!

Maintain your dispersion troops!!

Six months at "Benning School for Boys" back in the day would have straightened them out!!

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:05 | 4355058 1835jackson
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I showered this morning...does that mean I am "washed"?

 

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 10:08 | 4355072 MsCreant
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They are washed masses too, cancers on society.

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 11:55 | 4355418 Loose Caboose
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Agreed.  Pustules on the arse of humanity.

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