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Has The World Gone Mad?

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Presenting a few of tonight's headlines...

  • JAPAN JAN. IMPORTS RISE 25.0% Y/Y (Abenomics is nailing it)
  • Vietnam Bans Import of Used Electronic Devices
  • *MADURO SAYS `IT'S YOUR LAST CHANCE OR YOU'RE TOAST' (but you wanted peace?)

Has the world gone mad?


And a few more that made us frown...

  • CHINA PBOC TO SELL 60B YUAN OF 14-DAY REPOS: TRADER (how's that tightening going?)
  • WILLIAMS SAYS RATE GUIDANCE MANY YEARS IN ADVANCE `NOT HELPFUL' (as long as IMF's Greek 2022 GDP forecast still stands)
  • *PHILIPPINES FILES CASE VS IMPORTERS WHO BROUGHT IN CANADA TRASH (who else is gonna do it for minimum wage?)


And perhaps our favorite of the night:

NHK's Naoki Hyakuta admits to Asahi that he "went too far" in describing some Tokyo Gov candidates as "human scum."



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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:28 | 4455484 Omegaman2211
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:35 | 4455518 Richard Chesler
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:54 | 4455622 NuckingFuts
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I guess I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:57 | 4455635 TeamDepends
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Well boys, we've got three engines out, we've got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio's gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower, why we'd need sleighbells on this thing...but we've got one budge on those Ruskies - at this height, why they might harpoon us, but they dang sure ain't gonna spot us on no radar screen! - Major T.J. King Kong

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:00 | 4455651 DoChenRollingBearing
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If the world is going mad, then perhaps my wife won't notice if I buy some more gold and ammo.  Looks like you can't be too careful.

Oro y municionez, pezez!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:09 | 4455697 IridiumRebel
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Si jue!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:32 | 4455779 dryam
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Invest in alcohol......physical, as in drinkable.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:02 | 4455888 The Gooch
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New start up:


Get in on the virtual ground floor of this revolutionary distillery!




Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:17 | 4455932 Skateboarder
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Is BiTequila only mined in Mexico?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:33 | 4455983 TeamDepends
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I don't usually mine tequila in Mexico, but when I do, I have no recollection of the next 36 hours.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:54 | 4456037 IridiumRebel
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Stay Bursty!
Try the Bit-tini.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 07:44 | 4456582 KickIce
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I'll start bitAAA for when they tank.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 02:43 | 4456298 A Nanny Moose
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The oldest currencies are the bestest currencies. BiTobacco. BitBytchez.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 03:09 | 4456337 Colonel Klink
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Queue the inane comment of FoneBar!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:35 | 4455987 Reckonball
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Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:10 | 4455915 Anusocracy
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Civilization occurs when enough people are civilized. That's not happening.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:19 | 4456111 udecker
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Civilization occurs when enough people are civil.


People can't be "civilized."  We have to get there on our own.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 03:29 | 4456365 SilverRhino
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When enough barbarians are made examples of, people will act civilly.   This eventually civilized them. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 03:30 | 4456366 Nobody For President
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You know, I do invest in it a lot, but it's  commodity, you know?

And it is a really useful commodity, and it keeps, like, disappearing.

I don't know where the hell it goes.

Maybe the cleaning lady.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 04:07 | 4456418 Doña K
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The explanation of the record sales of high end cars is simple. The world is about to go FUBAR, so might as well drive the best on credit

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:10 | 4456466 TheRideNeverEnds
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and apparently nat gas, its going up 5-10% per day, shits bannanas. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 04:14 | 4456428 Tortfeasor
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Gone mad?

Or gone MAD?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 13:23 | 4457934 MedTechEntrepreneur
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Roger that Houston...Go ahead with Throttle Up....

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:57 | 4455636 johngaltfla
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Good week to start drinking heavier. The news is insane:


AGENDA 21 in Action: Eminent Domain being Used For a Park and Bicycle Trail

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:01 | 4456060 Blues Traveler
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Honrable mention: Goldman owns commodity firm that sales enriched uranium

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:58 | 4455638 economics9698
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Smoke some oregano. Sniff some gas. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:03 | 4455658 NuckingFuts
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And that's just to make me feel normal so I can get out of bed.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:14 | 4455710 willwork4food
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:23 | 4455752 Whoa Dammit
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Or just set yourself on fire at the local Kroger...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:22 | 4455742 DaveyJones
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that's the problem, I keep sniffing around but nothing seems to stick

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 08:30 | 4456645 Cattender
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i guess i picked the wrong week to stop doing coke!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:02 | 4455654 ACP
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And don't forget, every single day another cop murders someone in cold blood:


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:34 | 4455792 El Vaquero
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And it's only going to get worse.  Look at the shit I have to deal with:


As the New Mexico State Police and the Albuquerque Police Department have come under scrutiny in recent months for a rash of officer-involved shootings, the man who sets the tone for training police recruits in the state has instituted a curriculum that puts less restraint on officers in deciding when to use deadly force.

“Evil has come to the state of New Mexico, evil has come to the Southwest, evil has come to the United States,” said Jack Jones, director of the Law Enforcement Academy, when asked about the new approach.


Since September, Jones has shortened the cadet training from 22 weeks to 16 weeks, instituted a physical-fitness entrance exam that is the same for men and women and applicants of all ages, and added more training exercises, including live-fire vehicle stops. These changes were necessary to prepare new police officers to work in a more dangerous world, he said.


The New Mexican filed a request under the Inspection of Public Records Act for a copy the academy’s new curriculum, but Jones said he doesn’t plan to release it because criminals could use the tactics taught to cadets against them.

“I’ll burn them before you get them,” he told The New Mexican.


Fuck you, Jones.  Fuck you right to hell.  Hand over the fucking records you stupid fuck.  It is your duty to under the law, you stupid cunt.  All that this is going to do is lead to people shooting your beloved badge wearing cocksuckers in SELF DEFENSE.  This evil that you speak of wears badges. 


I hope the SF New Mexican files a petition for a writ of mandamus, as well as injunctive relief preventing cocksucker Jones from burning the records, and wins.  And if he burns the shit anyway, I hope the judge throws his ass in the clank.  Cocksucker. 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:46 | 4455830 ACP
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Lack of training has been a problem for a while. The federal police on military installations only require 30 days of training for prior service applicants.

But yes, it's only going to get worse.

Edit: Anyone notice a pattern here? Regular citizens require more sensivity training and fucking socialist bullshit, while the jack-booted thugs that keep "order" are getting basically battlefield training for US streets.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:53 | 4455858 El Vaquero
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Yes, I notice that pattern.  When SHTF, wearing a police uniform is going to be a very, very stupid thing to do in NM.  However, it does seem that there is growing awareness within the sheep now.  Look at the guy in Texas who killed that cop who was on a no knock raid in his house that the grand jury no-billed on capital murder.  You can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, yet they still no-billed him on that.  The days of being a fucking storm trooper are going to come to an end for cops.   

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:05 | 4455901 Pandorable
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I hope you guys will throw your uniforms away and unite with your communities against this evil.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 07:07 | 4456539 eddiebe
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That's a nice dream you are having.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 08:17 | 4456625 BeansMcGreens
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A pattern here in North Carolina is that almost every community college has it's "public safety training" courses. Go to the college campus at any time and see dozens of future officers in their little black outfits waddling around taking up space.



Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:59 | 4455878 Boondocker
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I hear you.  25% of our local cops are being investigated by the DA...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:18 | 4456110 kchrisc
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Dear gun and badge thugs,

You will be held responsible for your aggressions against the American people. Article 3, section 3 of the Constitution demands it and Nuremberg Principle IV:

Principle IV states: "The fact that a person acted pursuant to order of his Government or of a superior does not relieve him from responsibility under international law, provided a moral choice was in fact possible to him".

This principle could be paraphrased as follows: "It is not an acceptable excuse to say 'I was just following my superior's orders'".


Dr. Bladelove: Or How I Learned to Standup and Love the Guillotine

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 02:53 | 4456310 A Nanny Moose
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If I were in charge, it would be 24x7 audio and video surveillance on all those employed by government, including but definitely not limited to, Congress Critters, POTUS, SCOTUS, Janitors, police, sheriff, DA, Mayor, and gardeners.

As a bonus, all would also be subject to random body cavity searches...until morale improves.

Who's with me?


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 08:49 | 4456597 KickIce
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We already have the NSA, but they use their information for blackmail and extortion rather than whistleblower for public.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:39 | 4455807 Skateboarder
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That's just plain fucked up. I know she'll walk, but I hope the guillotines will get her.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:36 | 4455526 Ident 7777 economy
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The 'Peace Prize' President talking smack about 'crossing the line'?





Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:47 | 4455587 Pooper Popper
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That's great, it starts with an earthquake
Birds and snakes, an aeroplane, and Lenny Bruce is not afraid

Eye of a hurricane, listen to yourself churn
World serves its own needs, don't misserve your own needs
Feed it up a knock, speed, grunt, no, strength
The ladder starts to clatter with a fear of height, down, height
Wire in a fire, represent the seven games
And a government for hire and a combat site
Left her, wasn't coming in a hurry with the Furies breathing down your neck

Team by team, reporters baffled, trumped, tethered, cropped
Look at that low plane, fine, then
Uh-oh, overflow, population, common group
But it'll do, save yourself, serve yourself
World serves its own needs, listen to your heart bleed
Tell me with the Rapture and the reverent in the right, right
You vitriolic, patriotic, slam fight, bright light
Feeling pretty psyched

It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:55 | 4455865 Rockatanski
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Government for hire.  No shit huh?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:38 | 4455539 HedgeAccordingly
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$19billion for a Sexting application is MAD - – –

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:51 | 4455609 monkeyshine
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WTF is whatsapp?  Almost as big a valuation as NFLX and I never heard of it.  Shit i'm definitely in the wrong fucking business.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:39 | 4455809 MillionDollarBoner_
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Now we know why he is called sucker berg. I have a wassapp account so I must be one of the "users" he just paid $50 for...and I dont use the fucking thing cos its just a more complicated and less effective option to mms.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:43 | 4455566 williambanzai7
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:50 | 4455599 TahoeBilly2012
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Actually not a bad business idea right there...hell can't be all that hard.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 08:01 | 4456610 tip e. canoe
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even better, potatoes make damn good vodka

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:57 | 4455634 Omegaman2211
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You're my hero, Banzai.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:04 | 4455668 NoDebt
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That sounds too much like honest work to be an Obama program.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:05 | 4455672 NDXTrader
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That's just...fantastic. Thanks for the laugh

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:16 | 4455717 willwork4food
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I want it. Where's the website?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:06 | 4455903 Skateboarder
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Double you double you double you dot barrys magic potatoes dot gub.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:00 | 4456057 Blues Traveler
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Your best work banzai....thank you for sharing!!!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:28 | 4455485 Croesus
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Do you even have to ask that question, Tyler? 

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:38 | 4455544 Grande Tetons
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Hell, meet handbasket. Handbasket, meet hell. Enjoy your trip. 

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 07:33 | 4456567 StychoKiller
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"I was drinking last night with a biker,

And I showed him a picture of you.

I said 'Pal, get to know her, you'll like her!'

Seemed like the least I could do.

Cause when he's driving his chopper

Up and down your carpeted hall,

You'll think me by contrast quite proper.

Nevermind how I stumble and fall...

Nevermind how I stumble and fall!

May be going to hell in a bucket, but at least I'm enjoying the ride!" -- Grateful Dead


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:28 | 4455486 10mm
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Popcorn,Beer,Meat Sticks,Anchovie Pizza. Im ready.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:39 | 4455548 dtwn
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I like to try and remain optimistic that yes things will be be bad, but as a whole humanity will make it through this, persevere, and reject Keynesian hokus-pokus and come out for the better within the next two decades.


But jesus fucking christ, the more I look at everything wrong, that it is world-wide and the people in power don't have a clue, the more I think that when this whole thing blows it is going to be worse than any of us can imagine (or hope for).

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:52 | 4455611 DeadFred
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You're probably right, and I have a very good imagination.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:55 | 4455624 i_call_you_my_base
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The problem isn't keynesianism, it's population. Nothing will work.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:56 | 4455629 centerline
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yup.  shit happens.  everyone grabs pointy objects.  lots of people die.  and when the dust settles we start up the next batch of ponzi schemes.

And, if we are really, really lucky we go Mad Max.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:03 | 4455656 Harry Dong
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So what do I tell my 21 yr old college drop out? All he seems to live for is 420 friendly. /whatever

But at least his new girlfriend has a job and is cuter than him ( OK I know that sounds bad, but his past choices were Oh So fugly) no offense.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:09 | 4455694 FredFlintstone
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He may be onto something. My oldest basically went Galt even though he doesn't know or care what that is. He got a degree in Psychology, but that is worthless. He bought a sail boat and lives on it in the Caribbean with his GF. His 3 siblings are tracked to being professionals like myself. I kinda wish I was on a sail boat without a care right now. Why be a judge? Is he happy? Does he ask for money or support?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:22 | 4455740 willwork4food
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My oldest had to drop out of engineering school and come home because of an illness. Then my youngest couldn't afford living with his buds and go to college so he's back. For a while it was quiet as an empty nester's mouse nest. Not so much now.

 Oh, and guess who co-signed the loans?

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:03 | 4455896 Mr Pink
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That's actually my plan when I sell my house. Can you tell me where he found a marina that is friendly to live-aboards? Doesn't have to be exact location

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 02:40 | 4456291 James
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"Can you tell me where he found a marina that is friendly to live-aboards? Doesn't have to be exact location"


Plenty of marinas do that on the Gulf Coast of Fl.

They charge by the foot and flat rate.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 17:04 | 4459192 FredFlintstone
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I don't think he is into marina's, too much $$. He has talked about mooring fields, one in Key West. I think it costs less than $20/day. You need a dinghy :)

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:53 | 4456202 Harry Dong
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Kinda, sorta? He wants to know we love him...of course we do. But he drives my spare car and I pay the juice for it. His gf makes good $$ and I tell Him go with's a womans world now, son. 

Now on that sailboat idea... Tie that into my Puerto Rico plan and I'll be all over it like white on rice,  Mr pink.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 02:56 | 4456316 A Nanny Moose
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It's always darkest just before dawn....or some cliche like that.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 18:25 | 4459500 ForTheWorld
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However, it isn't even night yet. It's gotta get a lot worse.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:29 | 4455487 Charles Nelson ...
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This is a complicated situation Maude, lotta in's, lotta out's, lotta what have you's.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:50 | 4455597 NuckingFuts
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I doubt you are getting that Credence tape back.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:36 | 4455798 NemoDeNovo
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The Dude abides, man

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:30 | 4455496 laomei
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The cali drought is the part I'm getting ready to enjoy.  Give it another year and shit'll get interesting.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:32 | 4455505 Charles Nelson ...
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Yeah, well, that's just like, your opinion, man

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:52 | 4455610 NuckingFuts
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The bums lost, the bums never win. Get a job sir.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:37 | 4455537 seek
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Year? They're measuring the water suppy in days for a whole bunch of cities.

This summer is going to be... interesting. I've already been planning on spending more time at the bug-out ranch.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:24 | 4455756 willwork4food
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It's going to be a very ..interesting fire (starter) year for Cali. Shit's getting real.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 01:38 | 4456164 DoChenRollingBearing
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I do not live in CA or close by.  But, I have this nervous feeling, worse than ever before, that a denouement is coming very soon.  I have felt that way for a long time.  Which means that I have prepared at least some.

But prepared not nearly enough.

Even our kid is worried...

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 08:33 | 4456651 BeansMcGreens
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Very interesting word you used DCRB "DENOUEMENT".

When all those people pour out of california they will be sucking everything up like the locust described in the Book Of Revelation Chapter 9. Nothing will be able to stop them.

It will be sort of like Sherman's march through South and North Carolina, drinking up the the water, eating all the food, looting and burning, but with millions instead of about sixty thousand. It will become like a snowball growing as resources are used up.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 03:05 | 4456331 A Nanny Moose
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It's going to be rough, unless we get a metric fuckton of rain/snow, soon. I work with a dam/resevoir operator. They were discussing, just today, how to tell their customers that they simply have no water to sell at any price.

Compounding matters are enviro-nazi lawsuits over nearly extinct trout. Capital which will not be invested in production efficiencies. The only winners are the lawyers....for now.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 04:07 | 4456419 laomei
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Or, ya know, everyone could just go "holy shit we live in a desert, maybe green lawns isn't a good idea", and maybe, just maybe, then the farmers could go "hmm, growing things in a desert that should not be grown in a desert, not a great idea either".  tada, water problems solved.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:52 | 4455614 buzzsaw99
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those hippies never take a bath anyway

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 08:58 | 4456719 Straw Dog
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Save water, shower with a friend.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:55 | 4455625 DeadFred
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Tyler should do more posts on the drought. After the first one we got five inches of rain in a week. Normal yearly total is under twenty inches.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:32 | 4455977 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Tyler should do more posts on the drought. After the first one we got five inches of rain in a week.

Purely coincidental. I believe if a scientific meteorological investigation were conducted, you'd find that on the day before it rained, several people in the area decided to wash their car.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 02:39 | 4456286 El Crusty
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if it works dont question the method.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:59 | 4455646 The Gooch
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Those fairways do look fantastic.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:31 | 4455499 Agent P
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I'm mad.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:00 | 4455628 NoDebt
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I sympathize, but please realize that's probably exactly how they want you to be.

"Keep your wits about you when all others around you are losing theirs."  

"A man is like metal.  Of little use when he loses his temper."

DECADES OLD expression passed on to me by my Grandfather.  I rely on them more now that I ever have.

Modern version:  Never go full-retard.

There will come a time when we will need people who are cool under fire (perhaps literally).  Practice being one of those people.  Others you care about may depend on you being so some day.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:03 | 4455661 IridiumRebel
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:40 | 4455811 NemoDeNovo
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10yrs a Snake Eater ~ De Opresso Liber

From the Rest, comes the Best....Nobody lives forever!

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 03:09 | 4456336 A Nanny Moose
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"Keep your wits about you when all others around you are losing theirs."

If, is the middle word in life.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:17 | 4455724 TheFourthStooge-ing
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"They think I'm crazy, but I know better. It is not I who am crazy, it is I who am mad..."

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 00:10 | 4455913 Pandorable
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Me many others, but unless we channel it into a productive, unified, level-headed response, we're all hosed.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:32 | 4455503 disabledvet
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Prince Voledmort wasn't even a Prince it turned out...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:33 | 4455506 N57Mike
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"And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them." Jeremiah 25:16

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:40 | 4455553 johnQpublic
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And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see.
8 And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 08:37 | 4456660 shovelhead
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Oy Veh!

I never should have told Johnny to write down his dreams.

They attract all the crazies nowadays.

"Look! It says right here..."

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:33 | 4455507 Mister Minsk
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Fuggedaboudit, fuck it and good night!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:34 | 4455513 Omegaman2211
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Here's another: NSA to EXPAND surveillance.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:42 | 4455564 johnQpublic
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what are they gonna do, send a guy to sit on your couch with you while you watch tv?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:01 | 4455652 IridiumRebel
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[Ding Dong! IridiumRebel saunters to front door]
"Hello! I'm Bob from the NSA and I'll be staying with you from now on. Think of me kinda like a Big Brother."

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:14 | 4455712 The Gooch
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Don't mind the Rottweiler, Bob. He's friendly.

His siblings, "Ruger" and "Mossberg" are "boarded" right now. 

The guest room is in the basement with Timmy.

He just graduated from community college 7 years ago.

He likes video games and disabilty claims.

I'll have the missus whoop up some "tea" for you.


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 03:10 | 4456338 A Nanny Moose
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It rubs the lotion on its skin!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:43 | 4455824 seek
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They're using the legal suits against them as justification for retaining data forever, instead of for a limited (but still fucking insanely long) time.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:35 | 4455521 Its Only Rock N Roll
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add TSLA new accounting system to that list

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:53 | 4455618 Mactheknife
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Just hope that after hours pop holds in the AM so I can short the shit out of that puppy.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:35 | 4455523 Pairadimes
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Ha Ha Ha, this is a rhetorical question, right? Right? Hello?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:36 | 4455527 CrashisOptimistic
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Futs delightfully red, and oil is holding $103.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:37 | 4455529 Ness.
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I don't know about you guys, but I think those frogs are done.  Someone turn off the heat or their going to get stringy.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:40 | 4455554 Al Huxley
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:45 | 4455577 Ness.
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Dammit.  They're.  But I guess at this point, what difference does it make.


Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:54 | 4455620 IridiumRebel
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Thanks Hillary.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:48 | 4455589 satoshi411
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The US public was boiled dead in the 1950's with a happy-face the entire slow death.

The problem with today is the PONZI is collapsing, and the worlds RICH are terrified of RESET and re-Distribution.

It's going to be god-damn fucking ugly.

A smart young man would take the the WAR to the worlds GATED COMMUNITY's and this BULLSHIT would end quick.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:12 | 4455705 Oldwood
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Maybe the MSM can publish the addresses of all the offensive rich in the paper like they did with the gun owners, right? Or do we just pick and choose on our own?

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:37 | 4455530 Greenskeeper_Carl
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I have a feeling Tyler will be posting many more like this in the next few months...

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:23 | 4455750 noless
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This is the first time I've seen this format used here, although the past couple days they were running the double stickied headline thing too, sort of unsettling.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:37 | 4455532 akak
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Vietnam Bans Import of Used Electronic Devices

Shit --- there goes my used dildo business in Vietnam!

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:44 | 4455575 TheFourthStooge-ing
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You could always try selling new ones made of dried durian husks.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:59 | 4455648 BandGap
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You should sit on your inventory till the market picks up.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:09 | 4455681 akak
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I predict a firm and steadily-rising market in the near future, with multiple spurts in sales.  In fact, I suspect that it will be hard to keep enough inventory in hand.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:56 | 4455869 willwork4food
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Then you will blow your compitition out of the water.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:37 | 4455534 Racer
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This is what you get when psychopaths are in charge and are 99.99999% of the inbred 0.0001% greed money grabbers

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:38 | 4455545 Cabreado
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This is the rise of the Self-Absorbed -- the Narcissist and Sociopath -- to a critical mass of places of influence and control.

Trust me.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 19:06 | 4459673 ForTheWorld
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It's not just people who are told they have influence and control that are narcissists and sociopaths. Sadly, children in Australia as young as 10 are walking the streets with the same traits with zero respect for themselves, their associates or any other person on the planet. Their self absorbtion is so complete, I'm surprised they don't turn into black holes. They would actually be more useful that way, because we could just keep throwing trash in there and the gravity would compress it quite nicely.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:39 | 4455546 nonclaim
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Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:40 | 4455550 Soul Glow
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The new normal has become the old normal.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:41 | 4455556 eddiebe
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I think the bankers of the western world are taking their revenge on the Maduro regime by tanking their currency and cutting off supply-lines to show them and the rest of the world that nobody gets to demand their gold without retribution. ( If they get it at all.)

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:46 | 4455584 satoshi411
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Every DEMOCRACY on earth right now where it has an elected government that represents the MAJORITY-POOR is under attack.

Only in FASICST country's like the USA is there no 'protesting'.

The NEW FEUDAL order has already started, its as if a CLUB of BILLIONAIRES had gotten together and SAID "NO MORE MAJORITY RULE DEMOCRACY".

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:38 | 4455804 HerrDoktor
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Again with the Jews.  BTW, the bagel is OUR thing, you can't use it.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:56 | 4455860 satoshi411
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I'm a left wing Jew,.. and my NY bagels are almost kaput, but I will be baking a new batch next monday :)

Many of us are NOT fond of AIPAC, or Zionism, or the MOSSAD, or CIA, or NSA.

You just look at the enemy list of AIPAC, and then you know who is your friend.


Have trouble? Better Call Saul

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:42 | 4455561 TarAndFeather
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Add TSLA topping $225 on a smaller than expected LOSS!  

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:45 | 4455569 Atomizer
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Not really. Only the people recently elected will turn the USA into 1776 British battle zone. EU bandage comes with your house salad. The adder will cost you 3 euro more based every dumbfuck to spend money to help the Government faggots remained employed. .

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:43 | 4455571 satoshi411
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TSA/DHS Tracks AUTO ICE license-plate tracking plan withdrawn amid outcry about privacy CNN  - ‎5 minutes ago‎

(CNN) -- Homeland security officials on Wednesday abruptly shelved a proposal to build a national database of license-plate scans after criticism from privacy advocates


Anybody really here believe that they have not already been tracking your auto 24/7 for years, fuck the CAM's everywhere have software to log plate ID's.

This story is just BULLSHIT to warm folks up.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:48 | 4455590 IridiumRebel
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I live my life like I'm under 24/7 surveillance....cuz I am.

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 23:52 | 4455855 satoshi411
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Wherever I live and go I walk and/or ride a bike.


Don't feed the BITCH data.

Don't carry a mobile tracking device with a battery inserted, and don't give them any electronic info, and when you do feed them bullshit.

If you must use GOOGLE-YOUTUBE, then spend your hours watching how adult diapers are installed. At the very least make them think your fucking 'interests' are lame fucking shit.

If you must shop at amazon, then wheel-chairs, ...

Do this and you will go real low on thier watch-list :)


Thu, 02/20/2014 - 02:36 | 4456282 Free Wary
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uh, I hope you remembered to use multiple layers of VPN + tor to connect to the internet to make that post. And I hope you also correctly masked your unique browser signature, because if you made even one tiny mistake masking your identity on the net- they just nailed you for your SUBVERSIVE comment.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 09:20 | 4456764 willwork4food
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Satoshhi go bye-bye

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:46 | 4455573 IridiumRebel
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This is what happens when you have sociopaths in control. I don't know how it ends, but I will protect my family until my last breathe. We have a major shit storm coming....Hell, it feels like its here. I hope all of this shit subsides. I don't come here cuz I like doom. I come here cuz I need info. I get it no where else. ZH has it's faults, but I appreciate you all for teaching me....even you Satoshi41190191136299901911. GLTA.

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 02:33 | 4456277 Free Wary
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It's here already

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 22:44 | 4455574 GrinandBearit
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Don't worry, bitcoin will take care of all this.


Anyone else here notice the lack of bitcon articles since the price tanked?

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