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Europe's Modest Proposal To End Unemployment: Slavery

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Having spent weeks talking amongst themselves about the chronic and dangerous rise of youth unemployment in Europe (as we warned here), the Center of planning and Economic Research in Greece has proposed a controversial measure. As GreekReporter reports, the measure includes unpaid work for the young and unemployed up to 24 years old, so that companies would have a strong motive to hire young employees. "Unpaid" work sounds a lot like slavery to us... but it gets better; the report also suggested "exporting young unemployed persons." No comment...


Europe's youth unemployment problem is epic - 24.4% of Europe's under-25 population is unemployed...



GreekReporter notes the solution to Greece's problems...

Centre of planning and Economic Research in Greece has proposed a controversial measure in order to deal with the problem of increasing unemployment in the country.


The measure includes unpaid work for the young and unemployed up to 24 years old, so that companies would have a strong motive to hire young employees. Practically, what is proposed is the abolition of the basic salary for a year. At the same time the “export” of young unemployed persons was also proposed to other countries abroad, as Greek businesses do not appear able to hire new personnel.


According to the National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce, unemployment especially hits the ages between 15-24. The unemployment rate in Greece stands at 24.6% while 57.2% of young people are without a job. The majority of the unemployed (71%) have had no work for 12 months or more, while 23.3 % of the total have never worked. There were 3,635,905 people employed and 1,345,387 unemployed.

Whether it’s Europe in the 1930’s or the US during the same period (conflicts between strikers, the National Guard and armed militias), unemployment can create a powerful cocktail of unrest.


But turning your nation's young into slaves does not seem like a good solution to us...


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Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:13 | 4364769 JohnG
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How much for the women?

Do they come pre-shaven?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:13 | 4364773 NemoDeNovo
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I wonder how Cramer would 'spin' this one.....

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:17 | 4364778 kaiserhoff
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The destiny of any nation, depends on the opinions of its young men,

  under five-and-twenty.

   Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:22 | 4364791 NotApplicable
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Surely they'll start a war before they get this desparate?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:31 | 4364820 James_Cole
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Love how so many economists repeat the same mantra when it comes to increasing employment, ALWAYS lower wages / less labour protections. This greek thinktank just takes it one step further, why pay your workforce at all? Just imagine, zero percent unemployment suddenly becomes a possibility!

How this benefits the society is another (and of course totally unnecessary) concern. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:41 | 4364845 Ignatius
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On the contrary, James, this is the kind of breakthrough thinking that only an economics PhD from a better, bank endowed university would have the courage to propose.  Slavery: what's old is new again.  Thank God we have these deep thinkers who have the instincts and training to look back in history for an old solution for new problems.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:48 | 4364862 Occident Mortal
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Exporting unemployed young men?

That sounds a lot like a war.

Forcing them to do unpaid work?

That sounds like conscription to me.

I guess they will obviously export them to somewhere with lots of oil?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:04 | 4364913 knukles
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It's all for the young people, ages 15 thru 25, or so.

And while they're at it, they could rent out (This is not my origonal idea, so don't shoot the messenger) very young black male children to people.  After all, it is a proven fact that people in general find very young black males very "cute" by just about any standard.  Then, when they turn about 7 or 8, they can be returned to...
Well of course it has some complications that I'm sure the EU Ministry of Peasantry can work out...


Just think of all the revenue.....

Anything to save the integrity egality fraternity and unity of the EU

And I mean what the fuck, the rental idea is no fucking different than what they're proposing...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:14 | 4364954 NoDebt
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I think it's a fantastic idea.  I even have a name for them:  The Draghi Youth.  No, wait, that's a little too close to something else....

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:20 | 4364972 Fish Gone Bad
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Japan is hiring!  Japan needs as many able bodied people as they can get.  There will soon be no homeless in Japan, that is how much work they have.








Apparently Fukushima is being cleaned up by the homeless.  Kinda solves a few problems at the same time if you catch my drift.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:54 | 4365235 0b1knob
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"How The Whip Came Back" a prophetic short story from 1970 by Gene Wolfe.

The prison population is so high in the future and prison conditions so horrific that a woman President decides that slavery for convicts would be an act of mercy.  Good for the economy too.


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:09 | 4365915 TeamDepends
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I don't feel safe in this world no more

I don't want to die in a nuclear war

I want to sail away to a distant shore

And make like an ape man

-Apeman,  The Kinks


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 06:08 | 4366089 Bearwagon
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Yeah, Ray Davies was in the know ...

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 11:49 | 4366547 MiguelitoRaton
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How do I find my local auction?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 18:38 | 4367380 Indian_Goldsmith
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conscription? They have already decided to implement it in UAE

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:01 | 4365260 cynicalskeptic
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Kinda solves a few problems at the same time if you catch my drift.


Cuts down on electricty needs as well..... Instead of streetlights you have glow in the dark homeless to light your way (at least until they die off from radiation poisoning).

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:59 | 4366464 PT
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You really think this is the end?  Of course not.  Next year it'll be, "We can't possibly afford to train all these youths here for free!  They have to pay for the privilege of learning how to work here!"

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:59 | 4366466 PT
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You think student loans are bad?  Wait till you see trainee loans!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:20 | 4364968 max2205
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Yum....sounds like a good batch of soylet green

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:04 | 4365272 cynicalskeptic
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respect your future lords and masters - get the names of their products right

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 02:50 | 4365901 edotabin
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Probably patented by Monsanto at this point

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:24 | 4365150 RafterManFMJ
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I'm outfitting my attic as we speak. Someday, Lattisa and Dasani's attic will evoke Chinese tears as they read of our times.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:48 | 4364866 James_Cole
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The folks seem to love hearing about how lower wages and less protections will eventually make them middle class. Maybe it's better that way, 'cause the low wages and shitty conditions seem to be an inevitability. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:12 | 4364904 Fredo Corleone
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"Row well and live, forty-one."

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:29 | 4365006 PacOps
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One of the more memorable succinct and compelling statements.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:09 | 4364922 Global Hunter
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We have a consumer driven economy in the West, surely even an economist could see the long term danger of paying workers nothing?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:33 | 4365362 OC Sure
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If paying workers nothing is slavery, then is not having your work stolen from you slavery too?

If you are taxed for things that you would not otherwise pay for voluntarily, including loss of purchasing power, at say 35%, then are you not a slave for 4.2 months of the year?

Are we not all slaves in one form or another as long as despotism prevails?


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 23:39 | 4365537 akak
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And, yes.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 06:35 | 4366117 Ghordius
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three times yes. and despotism can only be fought effectively with democratic republicanism

meanwhile... hello?

the source of this proposal is the "Centre of planning and Economic Research in Greece"

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 14:30 | 4366934 OC Sure
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Is this what you mean by "democratic republicanism?"

 -Exercising our 1st amendment right to petition the government for a redress of grievances, let us concur that

"The history of the present [political elite class]is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world:"

[list usurpations here.]

Add the petition to ZH manifesto link?

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 19:32 | 4367445 Unknown User
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It is called Internship.  Sounds so much better...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:22 | 4364973 Miffed Microbio...
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Maybe it's just the word that's the problem here. Slavery sounds so harsh. How 'bout "temporary involuntary servitude". Deep thinkers just need to put a spin on history to make it more palatable and may be people won't notice.


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 23:37 | 4365526 XitSam
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Funny how that word "temporary" always seems to become permanent.1

1 Nixon Shock

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 00:59 | 4365723 Nobody For President
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How 'bout "temporary involuntary servitude".


Sounds a lot like the Draft, Miffed.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:32 | 4366422 Miffed Microbio...
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Yes, I do see that. Especially chilling how one often achieves "freedom" in that case through death. Of course, having able bodied, well trained and experienced young men return from a war has been historically a bad move for TPTB. They do learn from their mistakes.


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:59 | 4365910 New World Chaos
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How about "Freedom Apprenticeships"?  Big Lie weasel words are always positive.  Think "enhanced interrogation", "peace officer", "patriot act", etc.  Those who don't fall for it could be sent to prison for weed or debts, where they could make consumer crap for well-connected companies at a rate of pennies per hour.  Prison meals would be meagre rancid swill, but there would also be a vending machine with overpriced junk food.  Slavery needs this extra veneer of lawfulness to satisfy the sheeple. 

Bonus points if most of the prisoners are black.  The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 09:08 | 4366319 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Big Lie weasel words are always positive.

"Experience Acquisition Internships"

Yep, it sounds pretty greasy. The only way to improve on it is to get the "participants" to pay for it by going into debt.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:15 | 4365118 Occams_Chainsaw
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Paul Krugman has a couple of young Spanish boys making him soup right now.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:28 | 4365167 acetinker
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These are desperate times.  The kids have no future and the academics have no clue.  I'm not diggin' at you- but these fuckin' "think tank" people.

We have been here before, but never with this many mouths to feed.  I don't know if a return to the days of the company store will fix this, but it might be worth a try.  It sucks, for sure, but so does the current situation.  Somehow, we need to provide (maybe even force) our youth an opportunity to learn real-world skills.  After all, energy ain't gettin' cheaper, and it's hard to see how shit like I'm doin' right now (wasting time on an electronic device) is going to produce food or energy.

I have come to believe that the last hundred years or so are an anomaly.  We are now reverting to the mean.

Thing is, this situation will work itself out, one way or another.  Are we gonna get in front of this and mitigate it?  I'm not optimistic.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 11:14 | 4366485 DumpsterFire
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Eat a dick James.  Unemployment at the level it is because of socialist fucks like you.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:09 | 4364927 Antifaschistische
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Desperate?   Let me be the contrarian.   We desperately need this.  I could give you a list of about 3 dozen boys between 18 and 26 (who I personally know) who need to be put on a bus, and shipped off to the cantelope fields to work for their breakfast, lunch and dinner until they grow up enough to realize life isn't about waiting for the next release of Grand X-Box Version Whatever.    But NOOOOOo, our white children are too precious for that kind of work.   They want $20 per/hour to handed to them after receiving their 1.6 GPA in Junior High and High School.

Slavery?  Okay we won't call it that....but when everyone else in the world is willing to work hard for small amounts of money....we can't avoid the inevitable forever.  

Because in the will be about trading our services/goods for oil, and if the oil producers can get more "stuff" for their oil from elsewhere, than they can get from our Generation L (Lazy) kids...they'll go elsewhere.  It's that simple....and we will have to work much harder for our barrels.


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:15 | 4364959 James_Cole
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Seems possible you may be conflating two separate issues. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:36 | 4365032 ebworthen
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If they could get a decent wage, not have their money and property stolen by .gov and Wall Street, not see their friends die fighting for oil and poppy's, and have positive male role models that weren't replaced with a Welfare check and a WIC subsidy they might act differently.

You reap what you sow.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:10 | 4365290 DirkDiggler11
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No doubt "anti" you fucking nailed it. I have several cousins that are so damn sorry they wouldn't work in a pie factory as a pie taster.

They sit around on their dead asses all day, do nothing, won't even clean their own houses and they wonder wy they never have money to do anything. The only thing they can do is keep those F.S.A. Checks rolling in from Obumma and the Wookie. EBT, SSI Disability, WIC, and section 8 vouchers to name a few, not to mention medicade for the kids.

I work 60+ hrs a week and have since I graduated high school and worked my way through college. Part that is unbelievable is the look on their faces when they ask me for money because I have plenty and I should just give some to them because I am being "greedy", and then I respond with the statement "I would rather not encourage and further subsidize your sloth and laziness". You will get in life what you work for. Period.

And for the 7 paid shills that keeping junking almost every post,

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:47 | 4365047 Oldballplayer
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We need one of those old, non mechanized, march them fifty miles to the battle wars. Good ole trench war, with massive charges and the like.

Yeah, that's what we need.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:55 | 4364885 angel_of_joy
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The EU smart heads (just joking, there is no such thing...) have noticed who is doing all the Molotov cocktail throwing in Kiev's central square. This must be their idea of "defusing" a future problem...

Can't wait for them to figure out that exporting unemployed "youths" to places like Antarctica or Groenland (they could "persuade" Denmark it's for "the greater good"), would definitely solve the problem.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:40 | 4366050 Cap Matifou
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EU = prison of peoples nations aka Völkerkerker

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:07 | 4364923 Bangin7GramRocks
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How do they come up with the number of slaves, I mean unpaid workers? Let me guess, they use the Grecian Formula.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:49 | 4366065 satoshi101
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Yep, but the OLDSTERS in the USA have really FUCKED the young and the young have not even waken up to the idea.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 22:39 | 4367689 acetinker
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You, of all people should know this is bullshit.  The "old people" raised these younguns.  They took their younguns on vacation, they bought 'em cars.  They, at least partially financed their collidge edumicationism.  Now, too many younguns live in old peoples' basements.

To place blame is to raise one's self above others.  I'll bet you know that, too.

It's simple.  Declining resources, ridiculous central (you name it) and demographics got us where we are.

I expected better of you, satoshi.

I expected better of me and mine, as well.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 22:06 | 4367660 acetinker
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I like how you cut somebody's legs off, without them noticing.  Smooth move.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:23 | 4364794 90's Child
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I'm confused.... Is Greece a country in Africa?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:39 | 4364816 Cult_of_Reason
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Did you ever hear about WHITE slavery?

Please educate yourself and don't rely on biased US liberal media or US educational system to tell/teach you the facts about slavery -- slavery has nothing to do with race.

1815 Newspaper: European WHITE slaves in Africa.

Ohio State University:


The result is that between 1530 and 1780 there were almost certainly 1 million and quite possibly as many as 1.25 million white, European Christians enslaved by the Muslims of the Barbary Coast (North Africa).

While African slaves did grueling labor on sugar and cotton plantations in the Americas, European Christian slaves were often worked just as hard and as lethally – in quarries, in heavy construction, and above all rowing the corsair galleys themselves.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:44 | 4364859 James_Cole
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America has a long and illustrious history of white slavery, slavery being the one area where US industrialists have welcomed all with open arms.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:56 | 4364898 Cult_of_Reason
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Ottoman Empire painting of white Christian children kidnapped and brought as slaves.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:09 | 4364937 Raymond K Hessel
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Someone's been watching the Relunctant Fundamentalist....

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:34 | 4364948 mofreedom
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Now I'm gettin pissed, even though neither my wife nor I were harmed, I have a right to somebody's money because how much more beatiful would my wife had been if her ancestors were possibly, though probably not, descendents of these THUGS!!!

Edit:  COR, thanks for sharing I may have had no idea without you, but likely I just moved on and forgot since I'm not reminded of it ever frickin day of the year.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:15 | 4364956 pot_and_kettle
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For people in the Bakans, this, never mind impalement and flaying, was a fact of life for 500 years under these bloodsoaked turks. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:52 | 4364891 90's Child
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White on white crime?

That's raciss.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:08 | 4364929 mofreedom
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My wife is white and I demand reparations for her "family" being enslaved by THUGS!!!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:17 | 4364966 max2205
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The irish were slaves....I am pretty sure they were all white

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:22 | 4364979 mofreedom
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Dammit man,you're right.  My parents who adopted me were Irish and I bet if their kind had not been enslaved by THUGS!!! I would not have such a taste for the whiskey, and I have spent alot of money on whiskey that so THUG!!! needs to reimburse me for.


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:25 | 4364991 Miffed Microbio...
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I think technically they were called indentured servants because at the end of a number of years they were free. A rose by any other name.


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:09 | 4365103 wisehiney
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The most unenviable situation was that of servants on Southern plantations, living alongside – but never with – Negro slaves, both groups doing much the same work, often under the supervision of a relentless overseer. ... Even as late as 1770 William Eddis, the English surveyor of customs at Annapolis, thought that the Maryland Negroes were better off than "the Europeans, over whom the rigid planter exercises an inflexible severity." The Negroes, Eddis thought, were a lifelong property so were treated with a certain care, but the whites were "strained to the utmost to perform their allotted labor."[26]


And yet they prevailed.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 06:46 | 4366133 tvdog
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White indentured servants had the advantage of being able to run away and blend in with the free population. Blacks could not.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:23 | 4364986 DanDaley
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Right you are...the mohammedans raided the coasts of Ireland, England, and all the way up to Iceland for slaves, sometimes taking an entire coastal village captive, never to return. Check it out:

The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years by Bernard Lewis 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 01:41 | 4365807 MrPalladium
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Read the book "White Gold."

The Theft of Whites from the coasts of Europe by North Africans went on for over 200 years until 1830, and was stopped only because of its potential embarrasment ti the agitation in Britain over black slavery in the U.S. and in the colonies.

European elites could give a fig what happened to poor whites living on the coasts. Nothing has changed.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:32 | 4366419 DanDaley
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So, the down-votes mean that they don't think that it ever happened, or don't believe that mohammedans would ever do such a thing?


As an aside, the moslem slave-trade for 12 centuries dwarfed that of the Europeans and African-kings along the coast of Africa who engaged in that trade for 250 years. Most are blissfully ignorant of that fact...which of course does not excuse the Europeans or Africans who engaged in them it was business, not racial, just like what the EU jokers are suggesting be done today. Nothing personal.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:02 | 4365268 Wahooo
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Cramer: Long cargo shippers.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 08:24 | 4366262 Zero Point
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Cramer would spin this one on a glass coffee table with lines of coke on one corner.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:18 | 4364784 johngaltfla
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You get the fur on the French or don't bid. However the Scandinavian women, I'm a buyer.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:12 | 4365109 Occams_Chainsaw
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Praying Sweden goes bust and needs to do some 'exports'.  I'll take the tall blonde one....

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:34 | 4365181 doctor10
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So the very authors themselves of the predatory tax and regulatory burdens that strangle the Greek businesses are going to "partner" with them in mass slavery as compenstion fo rthe crappy business environent they created?


This is going to end well  /s

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:40 | 4365197 Offthebeach
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Frei Arbeit Macht Frei !

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:54 | 4365236 Colonel Klink
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Und Nair macht das Haar frei!

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 06:10 | 4366094 Bearwagon
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"Jedem das Seine!" (Buchenwald version)

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:32 | 4365358 JuliaS
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"How much for the women?"

Christine Lagarde and Angela Merkel are 1/2 off. Buy one, get one free.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 00:05 | 4365610 runswithscissors
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if they are coming from Europe...its highly improbable the women will be "pre-shaven"

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:10 | 4365924 pilager
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I want one!

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 15:54 | 4367084 oooBooo
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How much for the little girl... the women ... how much for the women?
Your women... I want to buy your women... the little girl... your daughters... sell them to me... sell me your children..



Sun, 01/26/2014 - 17:34 | 4369114 Nassim
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Greek boys are much prettier than the girls

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:12 | 4364771 NemoDeNovo
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Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:14 | 4364774 El Vaquero
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Dumb Eurofucks!  How can anybody think this is a good idea?  

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:28 | 4364811 dwayne elizando
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It would almost seem as if these "leaders" have a death wish!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:09 | 4364931 knukles
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New World Order

Anybody but me see the timing here as a factor with this brilliant idea?

Jesus H Fucking Christ, it is time for heads on sticks, crucifixions along the Apian way, burnings at the stakes, drawing and quartering people who seriously propose shit like this.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:44 | 4365045 JohnG
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Stop thinking clearly citizen.  The NSA will get you.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:55 | 4365241 chunga
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There are 6 junk monkeys on this post.

Tyler, we have a pattern here.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 00:02 | 4365602 logicalman
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I don't think they should be treated so well.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:38 | 4365034 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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How could anyone see all of the ramifications of ObamaCare?

What the proponents of this ignorant idea do not understand; this type of plan would be fraught with corruption. What happens if a workers paperwork is misplaced or a the wrong date gets in the system? What obligation does company have to hire for pay after a year is up? What happens if after 11months and 20 days the company goes bankrupt? How many high level government employees will use one of these kids for 11 months as a worker at their spouses company that has gov contract only to replace them with the next kid for the next 11 months?

This is bankster- government - deep capture at the worker bee level.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:06 | 4365918 edotabin
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Dumb Eurofucks!  How can anybody think this is a good idea?

Have you missed all the other bright ideas recently? They are on a roll !

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:15 | 4364775 Kirk2NCC1701
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Over here we call them Volunteers.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:18 | 4364783 kaiserhoff
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Recently, we call them interns.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:29 | 4364810 Skateboarder
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Everybody is an intern in the future. All the free Maxwell House you can drink!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:39 | 4364826 kaiserhoff
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and those dry as a bone, choke you to death crackers, at the occasional sweet wine and cheese party.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:44 | 4365042 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Sometimes you need lube when fucking white crackers.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:35 | 4365180 eclectic syncretist
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They do have one more recourse left, more bald-faced lying!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:48 | 4365223 Singelguy
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Have you noticed recently when the credits roll at the end of a movie, they list all the interns? You might not get paid but we will put your name on the silver screen! Such a deal!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:10 | 4364938 SteveNYC
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Almost as brazen a proposed solution as deposit confiscations, if you ask me. Getting more obvious by the day.

Volunteer up the "young" to the slave house, yet the bureaucrats believe by crushing the spirit of, or exporting, the nation's youth, they are somehow going to be able to keep their cake jobs, retirement/pension, and live in a country that doesn't devlove into a complete shithole, let alone not get eaten? Let's see how that works out, I believe we already have a few real-world examples (central Africa) to guide us.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:26 | 4364997 darkpool2
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Have them join a political party and do voluntary community work........what could possibly go wrong? .......( and as previously commented, would work like magic on the unemployment rate) I see a " democratic" black swan on the horizon.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 12:54 | 4366702 LauraB
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Yes - remember the Mandatory National Service Act passed by Congress/Obama in 2009:

Congress Contemplates Mandatory 'Voluntary' Service:

GIVE Mandatory Service Act Strips First Amendment of "Volunteers":


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:17 | 4364782 MrSprottJr
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The bankers are cracking the whips!!!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:42 | 4365033 CPL
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Wet noodles.  Watch how well this all works out.

<nyuck nyuck nyuck!>

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:29 | 4364813 Vice
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These people are mad. Completely delusional. Why am I still shocked by events like this, I should know better by now. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:30 | 4364817 DaveA
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How quickly they switched from fighting human trafficking to promoting it!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:41 | 4365201 Matt
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It's all about the direction of traffic.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:30 | 4364819 Ass. Manager
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Isn't it really hard to fire employees in Europe? They're proposing the hiring of young employees who will not be paid in the first year. What happens in the second year when the employer can't pay? Can the employer just lay people off? If not, I don't think there will be many employers who jump on this plan. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:33 | 4364827 Joe A
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The traditional way to solve youth unemployment in Europe was to go to war. Worked quite well but it was rather messy.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:33 | 4364829 Eric L. Prentis
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Wow, what an idea, this is fantastic. I need six volunteers with the following attributes…….this also works in the army.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:33 | 4364831 Bunga Bunga
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They took just over a page from Hitler's playbook. Reichsarbeitsdienst:


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:39 | 4364839 sixsigma cygnus...
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Hitler also exported lots of unemployed young persons from Germany, all over Europe and North Africa.  But they were pretty well armed.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 06:14 | 4366098 Bearwagon
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Indeed, "Arbeit macht frei":
(That is the entrance to Auschwitz-Birkenau.)

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:36 | 4364835 The Wisp
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I am sure these Young Adults will Jump at the Chance of FREE WORK....  /s

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:39 | 4364838 Savvy
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Seems to me this would be great motivation for companies to fire every paid employee. LOL

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:25 | 4364993 Parrotile
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Or at least "renegotiate" terms and conditions.

"Global economic pressures", "Difficult trading environment", "Pessimistic medium to long-term outlook" - all the "buzz phrases" that are used to "facilitate" the increased transfer of the benefits of "your" labour, to those who feel "more entitled" - those who populate the "Essential Departments - HR, OH&S, "Regulatory Compliance" . . . . . .

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:40 | 4364842 I Write Code
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I see an opportunity for a new Apple iPhone/iPod/iPad plant.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:08 | 4364846 Johnny Cocknballs
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Jeepers H Crackers, if this is what they-re willing to publish, what are they saying behind closed doors at the likes of Davos?

It seems to me, whether or not I'm actually correct, that the US govt did not have to tey very hard to delegitimize both Occupy and The Tea Party - left/right identity politics and a chattering class comprised of journalism majors, fellows of neocon-aligned, warmongering  "think tanks" as well as blithering idiot leftist pundits did most of the work to smear and sideline the basic message - which was, at the most basic level, to stop the bailouts of the tbtf banks.

Occupy and the Tea Party were too goddamned stupid to agree to a limited partnership in a consensus against the banks.  The media smeared one as "antisemites" and "hippies" and the other as "rednecks" and "racists."

Our government didn't even need to jail a token few, really, Madoff and that fat fuck were sort of special cases...they just screwed people who have influence.  Point is, they're saying this shit, they're reprising the fraud of 7 years ago, while building an Orwellian occidental Israel on these shores.

And no one seems to notice; no one seems to care....  let's stop pretending that Americans will resist, and let's stop pretending they don't richly deserve Jamie Dimon's phallus tearing apart their colons.  Because they do.  

Don't  think twice - they did it to themselves.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:44 | 4364849 Everybodys All ...
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An apprenticeship is not a bad idea if it leads to a job. It's a helluva lot better than these young people doing nothing and with absolutely no hope.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:49 | 4364871 Johnny Cocknballs
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No hope might be better than false hope, my good man.


The Keynesians are our misfortune.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:49 | 4364877 Spigot
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An apprenticeship just trains you to be a better monkey. How about starting a small business?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:15 | 4364953 Ranger_Will
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How about starting a small business?

I'll have some of whatever he's drinking!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:43 | 4364857 ConqueringFools
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This is how it starts people! I'm amazed at how many anti-gun morons there are in America. The last bastion of freedom in America will be decided at the end of a gun. Mark my words. America has the most heavily armed population in the world, rightly so. Once that ends, our government at the behest of corporations will run roughshod over our rights and liberties. Every law abiding responsible family in America should own firearms including assault rifles.

Look at how the military in Egypt beat up all the protesters. Look at the drug violence in Mexico. Governments project power because individuals have none.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:48 | 4364868 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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It's the 4th quarter with less than a 1:30 remaining........

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:47 | 4366061 satoshi101
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The AMerican Frog has already been boiled dead, and the GUNS never stopped it from happening.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:46 | 4364861 SandiaMan
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Detroit is looking for a few thousand immigrants

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:47 | 4365215 Matt
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Peak to trough, they had 1 million more people in the greater metropolitan area. With higher density, you could probably fit several million in there.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:46 | 4364864 no life
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Nothing worse than the mind-farts of the Eurotrash..

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:46 | 4364865 Spungo
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Step 1. Raise minimum wage.
Step 2. Legalize slavery.
Step 3. Pretend that 1 and 2 are not contradictory. 

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:48 | 4364867 Aquarius
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"The greatest disease and scourge on the Planet is Bureaucracy." (I said that)


After the first 12 months the period will be extended for 5 years or so, and then the age limits will be extended from 7 to 35 years. Leg-irons will become compulsory; food and clothes optional.


My suggestion for consideration is that all Bureaucrats take the place of these targetted youth, starting with the whole staff of the Centre of planning and Economic Research in Greece.

Ho hum

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:48 | 4364869 Spigot
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Well, just got a 503 server error when trying to vote. You unemployed slobs are gumming up the interweb. Seriously, WTF. Obviously they do not allow Greek citizens to own long arms, do they? Greek citizens, you may want to reconsider your options. I would suggest start by burning down all these lizards' homes, then the government buildings, every one. How could the end result of that be worse that what these savants are dishing you?!?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:50 | 4364880 RaceToTheBottom
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Wait, don't interns on WS get the nights off?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:50 | 4364882 Poor Grogman
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The solutions are so simple, just ask any central planner.

Borrow and spend more.

Also get greater government oversight of everything, then increase taxes again on the rich* (anyone with a job).

Move to some form of the mysterious and as yet undiscovered "green" energy.

Find synergies and implement "worlds best practice" in environmental management.

Utilise global connectivity to enhance leveraged development opportunists that empower the youth and other stakeholders.

See its simple isn't it?

I can't believe they are still having problems with this stuff...

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 19:53 | 4364892 wisefool
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I hope the euros enjoy the US style tax code imposed to pay for the wars in europe since before I was born. And this old fool is very old.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:06 | 4364918 Mr Pink
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Who the fuck is doing the downvote drive-by?

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 20:21 | 4364980 Ness.
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Apparently someone thinks this is a good idea.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:03 | 4365074 IridiumRebel
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My money is on Satoshi101. He has a couple or few accounts here. I called him on it. 

edit: I have to is pretty pathetic that your evening is spent going through the comments on a site and downvoting folks. I would say you have hit bottom. What is next? Mutilating yourself? Please go grab a razor and begin.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:07 | 4365098 Frank N. Beans
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I was just about to say, why don't you have any down votes?  I start writing and there you go down 2.


Must be some kind of autobot


I'd like a down vote too please.  Thanks.



Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:09 | 4365107 IridiumRebel
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no, the person actually takes the time to go thru and downvote....pathetic.


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:21 | 4365122 sixsigma cygnus...
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Let's see, Bitcoin Bitcoin Bitcoin! 

Now we wait...

Edit:  Dammit, didn't work!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:22 | 4365147 wisefool
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So my thing about bitcoin is that it could be hacked.

Not by me nessecarily, but when I downvote sombody I usually explain why.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:30 | 4365166 sixsigma cygnus...
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Agreed about Bitcoin, I brought up that same point (among many others) when fonestar first appeared.  I was just trying to flush out the mysterious downvoter.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:33 | 4365177 satoshi101
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I do agree on that, most people hate me because I'm 24/7 hard core anti-bitcoin, and that don't make friends here.

But certainly I saw that yesterday, somebody yesterday said it was an "Israeli-Firster' bot running wild here and down-voting all.


I have a question, what is the point of up/down, I see that high positives put you at the top, but I don't care cuz I sort so the newest comment come on top.

I could give a fuck about up/down.

I have said many times here that RED means truth. That green means circle-jerk.

Only a child could care about something as silly as little colored star's by your handle.

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:23 | 4365933 edotabin
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You come here SCREAMING AND RANTING like you are the soothsayer of soothsayers and oracle of oracles. 

You start out with these HUGE HEADLINES like you are the NYT or something (as if the NYT matters anymore but anyway). Then, after you babble on for a bit, you inject some goofy, loopy, convoluted, mish-mash of various theories and present all this as an absolute, indisputable fact.

For most everyone, I'm stating the obvious. You, evidently, can't see that and that's why people are dumpin' on ya.


Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:51 | 4366072 satoshi101
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I thought this was fight-club?

Now your telling me its pussy club?

Screaming & Ranting is fight-club.


Nope, ... many times here the comment I get most is ... I agree with you, except on BTC.

BTC is fucking scam. Sorry, its the truth.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 22:10 | 4365292 wisefool
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If I spent my time worrying about who down votied me in fight club, my skills would probably not be good enough to disable bitcoin.


Up voted you!

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:16 | 4365129 satoshi101
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You know your an 'immortal' here, and you make a stupid statement. I watch fight-club quite often the way I see it is that those who want to join are sent away, and if they keep coming back, they're let in. Get it? Or do you admit this is not really 'fight club', but 'man-twat club'.

I am only one, but I think fonestar has 100's.

Here's the deal, I have been around here for 1-2 year, but read for many year prior but never bothered to comment. I usually last 2 weeks before I get banished and/or deleted for telling the truth, and the truth is usually when I mention that ZH exists for 'clicks'.

I get deleted and then and only then do I jump on my VPN and ask for a new account through, and the handles are always the same satoshiNNN, and everytime after 4-7 days I get a confirm email that say's go, and I crawl back, comment a little for 2 weeks and get deleted again.

I never give it much thought, I don't really care the game here.

I have noticed that about once a month a particular bad honey pot post is placed here usually about jewish boys  at skull&bones initiations, and the commenters all get banned in pass, its as if there is an automatic ALGO for some devilish TYLER that posts a honey pot, gets a lot of folks to make non-pc statements and they're all cleared out.

Normally here my feeling is folks with less than a month are worth reading, anybody here with more than a year is either an insider, or never says anything.


There I said it and I have no reason to lie, I couldn't be bothered with multiple accounts but being a CS guy my whole life, I do understand that most of the people here like all forums such as this there are probably only 10 real people here for every 100 bots, and trolls.

Also I think that ZH encourages the bullshit bots because controversy increases  clicks in the google search algo, and of course posting BIEBER also makes the google search algo send people to ZH.

The entire machine is very tuned to the GOOGLE advertising model, but why not ABC-MEDIA on their website openly admit their game, and on the bottom of the website it says 'abc media', ... so none of this is a mystery.

In summary I think that the negative clicks come from some BOT-human making $1/day in a bangalore call center. ABC-MEDIA is out of europe, but their tech is clearly INDIA.


Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:20 | 4365133 IridiumRebel
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funny you come out of the woodwork....

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:29 | 4365159 satoshi101
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I just made some hot-drink, and just turned on my computer, and I saw your 'satohi101' comment on the  'new comment block', so I read it, and gave you a longer reply than you deserve.

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 21:30 | 4365172 IridiumRebel
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Sure...half the shit you say is crazy, the other half has some merit. Carry on. 

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:01 | 4365913 Skateboarder
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I don't know who or what to believe anymore. AHHH!

*takes long swig of beer*

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 03:44 | 4365958 edotabin
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Simply heartwarming.

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