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Guest Post: A Letter From Cass Sunstein

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Submitted by James E Miller of the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada,

From the desk of Cass Sunstein

Former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Former appointment to NSA Advisory Panel

March 3, 2014

Hello there citizen! I hope you are enjoying your day. I also hope you are enjoying your freedom from oppression that our kind, benevolent government provides. As a former lead bureaucrat in the Obama Administration, let me assure you, Washington is working around the clock to protect you and add fulfillment to your life.

You see, without the American government, roaming bands of thieves would run rampant in our country. There would be terror in the streets. Old ladies would have their purses snatched while out for their Sunday walks. Babies would never have candy since criminals would be forever stealing it. Your right to privacy within your home would be contested by armed thugs. And your eyes and ears would be continually bombarded with propaganda by greedy corporations.

Society is always hanging by a thread. That’s why the government is here to make sure it stays secure. Yes, it’s a good thing Washington protects you. Within the state, enforcers hold a monopoly on legal force to keep you safe. If it weren’t for their tireless efforts to protect law and order, society would wither away. You should, of course, be grateful that your liberty is secure thanks to Uncle Sam.

I recently had the pleasure of returning to public life to help establish new guidelines for the unjustly scrutinized National Security Agency. Ever since the traitorous rat Edward Snowden leaked documents alleging government wrongdoing, it seems that Americans have lost faith in their government. They seem to think the government collects vast swaths of private information without court-issued warrants. They also wrongly believe they have constitutional protection for their personal belongings. This is not good. That’s why I was brought aboard to help reform the NSA and shore up support for our great overseers…I mean public servants.

Unfortunately, our recommended changes to the NSA’s policy of data collection were largely ignored by President Obama. No matter though, what Washington decides is best is always for the best. Don’t like it? When you teach at Harvard Law School, you can start criticizing how our government works. Until then, go on with your quiet, desperate lives.

Forgive me if I come off as rude. Sometimes tough love is needed to ensure our great nation remains safe and protected. We work hard to keep our society free. And yet, all we get in return is suspicion and distrust. Some of you people don’t know how to be grateful.

Lately, the efforts by the NSA have once again begun to raise eyebrows in some rather unsavory corners. It’s remarkable. Again, the government only exists to protect and serve citizens like you. Why there is any question of our moral scruples, I cannot begin to comprehend.

For your protection, I must warn you that there are dangerous conspiracies out there. A few individuals are spreading theories about government spying that shouldn’t be believed. Those who circulate such nonsense are only perpetuating evil and sinister lies. They shouldn’t be believed. In due time, they will be stopped. Their alleged “truth-seeking” is nothing but treasonous libel.

One of these rumors is that the government has actually infiltrated the World Wide Web with a number of decoys and fake identities to quell dissent. This is a ridiculous assertion. For one thing, the government respects the free sharing of ideas the internet fosters. It would never do anything to inhibit free speech rights or slander anyone who voices a false opinion. In our great American Republic, the right to free expression is absolute. It will never be trampled upon for the purposes of aggrandizing those of us attached to the state.

Sure, I once co-authored a paper urging our government to infiltrate and discredit political dissent groups. Is that a crime? It was a harmless recommendation. What’s dangerous are theories that undermine our government’s efforts to stop terrorists. I only offered our guardians in Washington a way to respond, which would consist of “cognitive infiltration of extremist groups.” No big deal there. On the 1st Amendment, I also once argued the free flow of ideas may be better served with a government that regulates speech so as to ensure a better democracy. I truly do believe that our “constitutional guarantee of free speech” is not “adequately serving democratic goals.” Here again, I was only making recommendations so as to ensure a more perfect, more just, and more free country.

Now, there apparently is documented evidence proving the government dispatched a number of gadflies to silence political dissenters. Well, that just can’t be. The government is always a source of truth and goodness. None of the million or so bureaucrats who man our glorious state apparatus have a devious bone in their body.

The source of these rumors is the new media outlet founded by that unpatriotic scoundrel Glenn Greenwald. He claims to have unadulterated proof that government agents clandestinely work to dispel dissent by spreading lies online. Remember: this is the same Greenwald who fled his own country to live in Brazil. That means he can’t be trusted.

And let me assure you, if there is any truth to these revelations, then you are still in good hands. Our government only targets those who pose as threats to the nation’s health. Innocent, hard-working citizens have nothing to worry about. Certainly, there may be mistakes from time to time. But rest assured, any injustice inflicted by our good-natured officials is corrected as soon as possible.

There’s also another crazed assertion going around that our friends in the British government are capturing images of civilians in possibly compromising positions. The NSA supposedly assisted in this effort. Let me just say that all sounds like nonsense. Only in the make-believe world of George Orwell would such a thing to take place.

A foreign news outlet is trumpeting these claims. It claims to have proof of this gross violation of privacy. Now a few United States Senators are looking into the issue. Their efforts might score political points back home, but I can assure you, citizen, there is no violation of basic rights going on.

All of this breaking news is really a shame. It was the efforts of bureaucrats such as myself that we really had you ignorant of your own government’s activities. It was for your own good of course! Keeping you safe means knowing everything going on within our national borders. It also means monitoring the national “conversation” and making sure no unapproved comments are brought to light. The Zeitgeist is very important. If our government is to survive so as to protect the nation, then we must maintain legitimacy in the eyes of the serfs….I mean taxpayers.

For decades, Washington had a strict policy of labeling folks who challenge the efficacy of the government paranoid freaks who shouldn’t be given any attention. The news media followed its lead. As did the academics within prestigious universities including yours truly. For a good while, the state’s influence pervaded all corners of the country. But since the advent of the internet, and the terribly, unguided pool of information it houses, you and your fellow citizens are now subject to unverified truth. It used to be that you needed the permission of bureaucrats like me to know what’s real and what’s not. Now you can figure it out yourself, and that’s not good.

I will confess something to you citizen: there is a grain of truth to the notion that government attempts to influence your personal behavior. Sometimes, government officials try to discredit voices that challenge their authority. Other times they attempt to influence your spending habits to control the economy. And many times regulators flood the school system with pro-state propaganda to influence the next generation. In my book Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, I outline a plan for government to coerce you into making certain decisions. I only presume to know what you want, because I do. That’s why I travel in the upper branches of government.

This isn’t anything new. In the 1950s, the CIA instituted a program known as “Operation Mockingbird” in an attempt to influence the mainstream news. Journalists were recruited to spread the message of honor and nobility within the ranks of our government. Anybody who questioned our message was immediately marginalized. We couldn’t let the American people know they were being played for pawns. It’s all for national security, you see.

You must understand that this is all done for your own good. For your safety and posterity, it’s sometimes better for you to be left in the dark. There are smarter, more capable people taking care of you. Don’t like it? You can spend some time in luxurious prison system where guns, drugs, and other paraphernalia are within your grasp. You should be so lucky as to experience that kind of vacation!

I’ll leave you with one final reminder: the government is always watching. Uncle Sam does it for your own benefit. You’re not allowed to disagree. Just think of me and my bureaucratic colleagues as wise paternal figures. Sit down. Shut up. And keep paying your taxes.

Your friend,

Cass Sunstein

 

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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:19 | 4514679 Wile-E-Coyote
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Fuck off Big brother.............. we have had enough.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:23 | 4514700 gmrpeabody
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Is it alright if I pour myself a drink...?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:31 | 4514735 kaiserhoff
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The Apostle Paul, in one of the seven letters still thought by scholars to be authentic, says we should cheerfully obey government officials and slave masters, because they were placed in their positions by God for our benefit.

                                Make mine a double, Pea.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:40 | 4514792 gmrpeabody
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Done and done...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:45 | 4514819 Muppet Pimp
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The amount of spookiness attracted by ZH visits (of the virtual kind) has gone parabolic since Ukraine kicked off.  Full Disc: Long Parabola

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:00 | 4514887 zionhead101
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Well like it or not the USA is at war, and once at war the FBI step's up all surveillance and sends in those who need to contain and manage the message.

I would expect a 10X increase here very soon, especially with story here today about the SNIPER's being on the CIA payroll in UKRAINE.

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The USA position is while you may have the right to root for the enemy, they have the right to control the debate.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:33 | 4515032 European American
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I wouldn't mind if more of the Fascist Police implemented this form of crowd control.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qji-XGZ8sK0

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:44 | 4514810 Oldwood
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You won't get any pudding if you don't eat your meat!

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 06:45 | 4515885 Bohm Squad
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"Mother should I trust the government?"

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:45 | 4514814 SeattleBruce
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This is relative to other parts of the Bible that talk about 'obeying God rather than men' (Peter in Acts), and that good people suffer when the wicked are in power (Proverbs.)  I think many have opined here also, that we have those corrupt and evil in power over us, exactly as our apathy deserves.  Our apathy is our own, and cannot be blamed on God, imho.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:54 | 4514857 cpnscarlet
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Of course, ignorance of scripture rarely stops people from making stupid comments...

God isn't stupid. Romans 13 and 1Pet 2 says to obey governors, police, etc. because they are there to protect the righteous and punish the wicked (that's the benefit). So there's a caveat. If government doesn't do that, there's no obligation to obey. They don't do their part, we don't have to do ours.

But don't feel too bad pagan, too many Christians don't know this either.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:26 | 4515246 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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sadly most christians dont know what a bible is.... thank you for being some one that does...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:34 | 4515279 drstrangelove73
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Do you mean,"We ought to obey God,rather than men".

You might be on to something...

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:44 | 4515073 The Wizard
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The term "scholars" should be in parentheses. Romans 13 is one of the most misinterpreted Scriptures by the corporate church system. Reading all of Paul's epistles should make one aware he had a disregard and distrusted the governments of this world. The temple Sanhedrin working in conjunction with the Roman government hated Paul after his conversion. Why do you think they had him jailed.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:28 | 4515254 InTheLandOfTheBlind
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lamecherry had an interesting post on the aristocracy's hatred of paul that was sprouted by a comment from Nietzsche sister....  those that hate paul constantly use romans 13 to discredit him and the standards that he helped apply to all people, not just the plebeians....

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:02 | 4515529 TheReplacement
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Does God speak to you through the words of man long dead or your conscience?  Are you a sheep or a man?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:32 | 4515270 Newfie
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I have hiccups!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:06 | 4514913 sgorem
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Kiss My cASS, Sunstein !!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:20 | 4514683 NoDebt
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I think I speak for everyone when I say "Fuck you, asshole."

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:21 | 4514685 The_Ungrateful_Yid
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Ah, the tribe showing no mercy as usual....

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:42 | 4514804 Ness.
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Did this dick forget his /s?  That was sarcasm, right?  Please tell me that was sarcasm.  

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:47 | 4514823 gmrpeabody
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It was sarcasm within sarcasm...

try to keep up.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:46 | 4514821 Ness.
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Whew!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:34 | 4515034 chemystical
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<  A) Meritocracy
<  B) Bar/Bas Mitvah Gift

 

Poll of the Day

Job as on-air or print personality at ESPN:

Chris Berman
Bonnie Bernstein
Steve Bunin
Linda Cohn
Seth Davis
Rich Eisen
Hank Goldberg
Mike Goldberg
Dick Schaap
Jeremy Schaap
John Oreovicz
Doug Gottlieb
Dana Jacobson
Suzy Kolber
Steve Levy
Tony Kornheiser
Karl Ravech
Scott Reiss
Dan Shulman
Charlie Steiner
Max Kellerman
Andy Katz
Rachel Nichols
Marc Stein
Matthew Berry
Sarah Walsh
Josh Weinfuss
Roger Cossack
Jerry Crasnick
David Schoenfield
Adam Rubin
Jeff Goodman
Andrew Feldman
Norman Chad
Andrea Adelson
Adam Rittenberg
David Rothenberg
Chad Millman
Paul Finebaum
Mitch Elbom,
...and you get the idea.

And let's not forget some others who we see/hear featured prominently on other networks :
 
Marv Albert
Roy Firestone
Jim Rome
Al Michaels
Dick Stockton
Jay Glazer
Ken Rosenthal
Sam Rosen

 

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 02:59 | 4515675 Colonel Klink
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Just one of the many reasons they call TV the electric joo.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:10 | 4517613 Rafferty
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These are 'HATE FACTS'.  No wonder you got as many reds as greens.  

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:21 | 4514686 nmewn
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lol...excellent!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:00 | 4514888 Overfed
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If Cass Sunstein were standing on the gallows in front of me with a rope around his neck, I would gleefully yank the drop lever.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:07 | 4514917 Rock On Roger
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With a bit of slack in the rope and the knot in the right place, then a good hard kick to the balls should do the trick. No levers needed.

If it doesn't work the first time then keep trying.

 

Stack On

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:12 | 4514930 DavidPierre
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In 1947, immediately after its creation, one of the CIA's first acts is the launching of an illegal war against the citizens of the United States which it calls, ironically, Project Mockingbird.

Mockingbird is designed to deceive and manipulate the American public by controlling the content of American newspapers, magazines, books, movies and the broadcast media. A secret CIA memo unearthed by the Church Committee in 1975 says that “newsmen are cheaper to buy than a callgirl”.

CIA documents reveal that more than four hundred American journalists were/are on the CIA payroll.

Among senior mass media executives who were/are CIA assets are CBS president William Paley, CBS News President Sig Mickelson, who will later be president of the CIA propaganda fronts, Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty, Time Magazine owner Henry Luce, New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger and James Copley of Copley News Service.

The “liberal” New York Times will provide cover for CIA agents between 1950 and 1966.

Project Mockingbird is headed by Rockefeller cousin, Nazi shyster and Hitler Project organizer Allen Dulles with the help of Frank Wisner, Richard Helms and Philip Graham, a graduate of the U.S. Army Intelligence School and publisher of the "liberal" Washington Post.

The Post itself becomes the CIA's premier media asset.

Eventually, the CIA’s media assets will include ABC, NBC, CBS, Time, Newsweek, the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, Hearst Newspapers, Scripps-Howard, Copley News Service and more. By the CIA’s own admission, at least twenty five major media organizations will become direct CIA assets.

In reality, virtually the entire U.S. mass media apparatus is nothing more or less than a gigantic propaganda and disinformation machine masquerading as a free press.

Media manipulation in the U.S. today is more efficient than it was in Nazi Germany, because here we have the pretence that we are getting all the information we want. That misconception prevents people from even looking for the truth.  Mark Crispin Miller

In the same way as the revolving door between the U.S. government and the arms industry, a revolving door operates between the CIA and the mass media.

CIA Director Richard Helms was a United Press International correspondent, CIA Director William Casey was the major shareholder of the owner of the ABC television network, Capital Cities. Journalists Edward R. Murrow and Carl Rowan both worked as Directors of the CIA front U.S. Information Agency.

NBC news anchor John Chancellor was a director of the CIA’s radio propaganda network, Voice of America.

CBS Vice President Joseph H. Ream is a former deputy director of the National Security Agency (NSA).

Outside the U.S., the CIA has en extraordinary web of media assets with which to deceive, manipulate and misinform the people of the world.

Among the more important CIA fronts are/were Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty (Cuba) and Radio Free Asia. Among the newspaper and magazine fronts are Prevves (France), Der Monat (Germany), El Mundo Nuevo (Latin America), Quiet and Thought (India), Argumenten (Sweden) and La Prensa (Nicaragua).

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:21 | 4514688 RaceToTheBottom
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Nobel Peace prize for the NSA!!!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:06 | 4514912 Ignatius
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If it weren't for the po-lice we'd all be laying in our beds with our throats cut ear to ear.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:24 | 4514963 DavidPierre
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In 1947 the U.S. in collaboration with Britain establishes a worldwide network to eavesdrop on all electrical forms of communication worldwide. The system is known as Echelon.

The U.S. and Britain are soon joined by Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Later, other countries including Norway, Denmark, Germany and Turkey sign secret agreements with the United States to cooperate in the spying on their own citizens.

Echelon is run by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

In the pre-satellite era, the main targets of Echelon are radio broadcasts, telephone, telex and telegrams. Cable companies such as Nazi armaments maker IT&T, RCA and Western Union deliver paper copies and later magnetic tapes of their customers' cables directly to Echelon.

Sure is great to be living in the Free World, ain't it?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:22 | 4514690 dizzyfingers
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Ditto WileECoyote and NoDebt!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:22 | 4514697 zionhead101
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Cass Sunstein - "The Don Corleone of AIPAC", and not even one use of the zio- word, or the j- word ... troubling.

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Probably only point missing is that CASS SUNSTEIN was the king-maker that got Obama the job, and Rahm Emanuel and Cass had been bath-house buddy's for Obama for 20+ years and Cass asked for anything, it would be like getting a call from Reggie and response would be "YES DEAR".

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This post is a HONEY-POT,... Just saying.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:24 | 4514706 NoDebt
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"This post is a HONEY-POT,... Just saying."

Of course it is.  Still, sometimes you just gotta work out some aggressions.  This is Fight Club after all.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:28 | 4514723 Wile-E-Coyote
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We are all targets on here, so fill your boots before the gag comes.

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:40 | 4514795 nmewn
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I rip my shirt open to expose my breast, I say bring it. What more can they do, imprison us and give us frrrrreeeee! health care?...lol.

Fuck em.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:44 | 4514811 kaiserhoff
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Not just that, but free dental care, porn channels and conjugal visits.

Why did I ever want a job?

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:18 | 4517659 Rafferty
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not even one use of the zio- word, or the j- word ... troubling.

 

Well Miller is a well known flag of convenience for YKW.  I don't know about this guy tho'.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:26 | 4514704 besnook
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actually, the main reason not to trust greenwald is because his new boss, omidyar, is one of the key financial supporters of the usa coup in the ukraine.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:29 | 4514715 zionhead101
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Also left out here is that Cass Sunstein and Obama wrote USA Constitution 2.0, back in 2007, ... would be useful to link that, remember the 'constitutional scholar' Obama, did his graduate work at the REV Wright bath-house on his stomach, while Professor CASS SUNSTEIN tutored him.

"How would like to play 'Doctor' with Rahm Emanuel?"

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:30 | 4514727 Muppet Pimp
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By way of deception thou shalt do war 
Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:31 | 4514732 Cornholiovanderbilt
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At least that knucklefuck has to look in a mirror every morning. That poor bastard! that poor mirror! Start fillin up the FEMA camps u fkn pussies!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:36 | 4514773 zionhead101
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Google Images "Samantha Power, sexy babe"

Yep, wake up next to Miss Popularity, UN Ambassador to the UKRAINE, whoops I meant USA, poor me I keep thinking that USAofZion that Ukraine is already our 69th state.

Any way the first thing that CASS see's in the AM is not the mirror, but Samantha Power.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:15 | 4517645 Rafferty
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She's an Irish shiksa.   Must try to find out..............

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:32 | 4514741 Rising Sun
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Cass Sunstein = Mr Burns

 

Barry = Smithers

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:33 | 4514745 Seasmoke
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Didn't he forget the death panels ????

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:34 | 4514754 zionhead101
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Z- Word has been FOUND ...

"The Zeitgeist is very important."

There you have it, ... they used the Z- word, now off with their heads.

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I find it perplexing that Von Mises Institute fears the use of the A- word, J- word and Z- word in proper context.

My only explanation might be that they want the Onion to pick this up, and they don't want to be de-ranked by GOOGLE.

[ Public knowledge that any mention of J-, Z-, or AIP- and the google search engines rank algorithm gives you an instant -1000000 points, non-biased search engine my ass ]

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How about Cass Suntein and family's relationship to AZC the folks that killed JFK years ago? Why should the same family now be controlling the NSA? Or maybe the NSA was working with Sunstein when JFK was killed?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:34 | 4514758 Seasmoke
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Ben Franklin was correct. 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:38 | 4514784 zionhead101
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"The American People, Will get the Democracy they Deserve"

Yep,... correct, ... move along.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:42 | 4514803 Bonapartist
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you need to dig a little deeper about Ben and the Tribe.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:54 | 4514832 zionhead101
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What do I need to know? When Ben Franklin returned to Europe(UK) he begat Lord Balfour, the rest is history.

* BF was fond of martian's aka Grey conspiracy theory,... you must be thinking about this famous presentation, besides inventing electricity Franklin invented the telescope, and was the first to see Martian Canals and the "GREYS"

Ben Franklin, Constitutional Convention 1776

"I fully agree with General Washington, that we mustprotect this young nation from an insidious influence and impenetration.The menace, gentlemen, is the Grey's.

"In whatever country Grey's have settled in any greatnumber, they have lowered its moral tone; depreciated its commercialintegrity; have segregated themselves and have not been assimilated;have sneered at and tried to undermine the Christian religionupon which that nation is founded, by objecting to its restrictions;have built up a state within the state; and when opposed havetried to strangle that country to death financially, as in thecase of Spain and Portugal.

"For over 1,700 years, the Grey's have been bewailingtheir sad fate in that they have been exiled from their homeland,as they call Palestine. But gentlemen, did the world give it tothem in fee simple, they would at once find some reason for notreturning. Why? Because they are vampires, and vampires do notlive on vampires. They cannot live only among themselves. Theymust subsist on Christians and other people not of their race.

"If you do not exclude them from these United States,in their Constitution, in less than 200 years they will have swarmedhere in such great numbers that they will dominate and devourthe land and change our form of government, for which we Americanshave shed our blood, given our lives our substance and jeopardizedour liberty.

"If you do not exclude them, in less than 200 yearsour descendants will be working in the fields to furnish themsubstance, while they will be in the counting houses rubbing theirhands. I warn you, gentlemen, if you do not exclude Grey's for alltime, your children will curse you in your graves.

"Grey's, gentlemen, are Asiatics, let them be born wherethey will nor how many generations they are away from Asia, theywill never be otherwise. Their ideas do not conform to an American's,and will not even thou they live among us ten generations. A leopardcannot change its spots. Grey's are Asiatics, are a menace to thiscountry if permitted entrance, and should be excluded by thisConstitutional Convention."

-Benjamin Franklin, 1787,at The Constitutional Convention, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:13 | 4514941 zionhead101
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Now that the GREY's that BF warned about are in charge of the USA, that Constitutional Convention is going exclude YOU, in Obama's US Constitution 2.0, and that's why you need to read it.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:24 | 4517694 Rafferty
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Move fast, the demographic clock is ticking towards midnight.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:43 | 4514793 Bonapartist
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that's all been disproven/sarc

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:36 | 4514774 Clowns on Acid
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Samantha Powers must have cataracts to marry this penciled necked piece of garbage. Not sayin' that she is hot, but at least when she dies they won't bury her face down like Sunstein. 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:46 | 4514815 zionhead101
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Well rumors are that at Chicago Law school Cass was sexually active ( another words he just wasnt' doing Obama ), hell think Kissinger, he was even doing Barbarella at the time, and nothing on earth is more ugly than KIssinger,

Cass fucked every grad student at Chicago, he fucked every grad student at Harvard, and finally like Cinderella he found a shoe that fit his foot ( well you know I can't use the cock word on ZH ).

When 'CASS met Samantha' ( A real movie ) he dumped his 7th wife and married Samantha, 'johnny on the spot', to quote V.

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Years ago, 1960's when Kissinger was asked "what's it that young super stars (jane fonda) seen in old men, KIssinger responded, POWER"

Cass Sunstein is the KISSINGER of our time.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:14 | 4514948 Johnny Cocknballs
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harvard is over-rated as fuck.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:29 | 4517738 Rafferty
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In a recent book, Sunstein proposes that government recognition of marriage be discontinued. "Under our proposal, the word marriage would no longer appear in any laws, and marriage licenses would no longer be offered or recognized by any level of government," argues Sunstein. He continues, "the only legal status states would confer on couples would be a civil union, which would be a domestic partnership agreement between any two people."

 

The Long March Though OUR Institutions.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:37 | 4514778 Seasmoke
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Free Francis Sawyer !!!

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:39 | 4514783 ShrNfr
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Where did I put that Guy Fawkes mask? For two extra points, what other mask did V use in the comic book?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:40 | 4514791 tony wilson
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your honour i have just one question for mr sun beam sorry sunnteen.

moshe cass are you jewish?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:48 | 4514831 SMG
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So do you guys at the NSA actually have a meeting like:

"Yea today we'll get on Zero Hedge, and keep posting untrue racist stuff to discredit it.  Be sure do fill out your form NSA 22B to document your work"

Does your job pay enough to fill the emptinees your soul left after it was gone?

You know it's never to late for redemption.

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 06:02 | 4520422 Kobe Beef
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What's racist, Komissar? What's untrue? Are we being charged with crimethink?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:41 | 4514796 A Lunatic
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Advertizing lobbyists pay good money to have our government support technology that allows them to advertize 24/7. Governments like the concept because if one could advertize to a person 24/7 that same technology can be co-opted in order to observe 24/7. 24/7 advertizing and 24/7 surveillance adds up to 24/7 control of 90% of the masses. Winning.........

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:46 | 4514822 infinity8
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As ever, the thread's better than the article. :D

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:55 | 4514859 ebworthen
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Too long.

Should read:

 

"Dear Citizen,

I hope you are enjoying your oppression that our kind, benevolent government provides.

You must understand that this is all done for your own good. 

Sit down. Shut up. And keep paying your taxes."

 

But yes, Cass Sunstein and his ilk need a hanging like bread needs butter.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:54 | 4514861 Save_America1st
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FUCK YOU, CASS SUNSTEIN, AND FUCK YOU SAMANTHA POWERS. 

both a couple a of arrogant government leach, Marxist, socipath, authoritarian, traitors.

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 21:59 | 4514884 disabledvet
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Well...maybe if "Big Brother" were "minding the store" (cough, cough...Target...cough, cough) then i wouldn't be so terrified.

Wow...
"Surprised by an outright aggression against Ukraine"?
Ummm...apparently "Big Brother" is looking at the wrong people.
I don't want to wake up tomorrow and find out "the United States and Russia are at war." I do find it interesting...and quite alarming actually...that no one is raising the question. No one in the media (interestingly not even here at ZH), no one in Congress, no one in the White House. Are the American people even interested? No?

The "stated goal" is de-escalation...
well.."of what exactly"? And "why is it failing"? And "what are the consequences"? Forget "road to hell"...this looks like the road to war to me.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:09 | 4514926 zionhead101
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Aren't 90% of the POSTS about UKRAINE, ... can't we have at least one post about WHO is charge of the USA?

What is your question?

This POST is a ONION parody on NSA by Von Mises, nothing more.

Ben Franklin was right and he warned some 200+ years ago, and its too late to change a damn thing.

VET I can tell you this that the PTB planned all along to take the USA down, and put it down for good, and return it to a penal-colony at best or a grave yard at worst.

Russia will survive, China will survive, but the USA/FSA are pig's being fattened for a slaughter.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:55 | 4515112 chemystical
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"Ben Franklin was right and he warned some 200+ years ago, and its too late to change a damn thing."

Franklin?  200?  Let's venture further back in time to:

"Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it."

Various countries' edicts of expulsion in the next 1800 years also had it right. 

General Grant's General Order No. 11 also had it right.

So many people can't be wrong so often.

I'll calm down when I see that it's demanded that "the good ones" denounce "the bad ones" in the same way that Islam was called upon (by the tribe no less) 24/7 to denounce "Radical Islam" in order to prove that they weren't radical themselves.  Oy, there's a litmus test for all.

P.S. some day folks might come to understand that "radical" in today's context might someday be looked upon with 20/20 hindsight as "freedom fighter's ahead of the curve"

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:34 | 4517772 Rafferty
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I wish ..... that the Jewish-American elite didn’t in fact represent the broader Jewish tribe.   If so, then it is the responsibility of the broader Jewish tribe to rein in their destructive, anti-white Jewish cousins. Will it do this, or would it rather blame those who understand the nature of the game, and have the temerity to point out the prominent Jewish role in it?

 

It should also be said that the Jewish poison being fed to whites (and other races, for that matter) doesn’t become any sweeter just because some Jews are idiotic enough to swallow some themselves.  

http://irishsavant.blogspot.ie/2013/10/a-message-to-my-friend-josh.html

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:02 | 4514894 homiegot
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I've got his own personal guillotine ready to go.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 09:45 | 4516249 headhunt
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Please make the blade very dull

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:11 | 4514933 harleyjohn45
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After reading Cass' article, instead of feeling comfortable, I feel ill.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:12 | 4514939 Atomizer
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The US public servants have to meet a timeline kickoff to expand Global presence for new agencies to assist in US/International governance, not going to happen. In the meantime, GPS can be used to scale down a broad location.. QGIS can find at a deeper level.

http://www.qgis.org/en/site/

 

Keep your taxpayer minions at bay. Controlling their expenses cannot be easier. Rolling in a media entourage to capture the insiders will be priceless. Keep in mind, I resent 100% camera monitoring. Let’s start with the law making figureheads to burden their personal violation first. Don’t forget your Google glasses.

 

/sarc

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:14 | 4514946 Johnny Cocknballs
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Think ole Cass was behind some of the "Obama is a secret Muslim stuff?"

Maybe, possibly?

https://wikispooks.com/wiki/File:Cass_sunstein_conspiracies.pdf

http://israeli-connections-to-911.com/

But the problem is, as smart as Sunstein and his confederates are, they can not account for how intelligent iconoclasts might operate, and like Sauron, can't imagine that some people are motivated not by hate, but by hatred of hate, and a desire to stop the decades of wars the neocons want - to benefit Eretz Yisrael and "the Jewish" people.

Cass and Dick Perle and their like, of course, don't speak for All Jews, let alone all Americans, but that such a person was in Obama's whitehouse, and that such people flooded Bush's whitehouse, and so much stayed the same between the "right wing cracker" and the "diverse new hopemonger"  ought to tell even the obtuse amongst youse something... Maybe, possibly?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:56 | 4515107 zionhead101
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How USA was Destroyed

JC I doubt they care or notice, GAY EDGAR HOOVER held the FBI for 50 years, ... nobody thought it highly suspicious.

That our entire US Government is controlled by 'Foreign Lobby' for almost 80+ years,....

Anybody notice?

That our MSM, Hollywood, all newspapers, .. controlled by who's-who in the world of ADL,JDL, SPJC, anybody notice?

*

Long ago this stuff used to bother me an inkling, then I decided somebody is going to RULE the world, would it be better if the wap,spic,mik,or whatever?

Life isn't fair, ... for those of us that like history, we study this shit, and point out to other's "WHAT IS GOING DOWN".

I always liken the 3 kinds of people

1.) those who don't have a fucking clue, 97%
2.) those who pay attention, 3%
3.) that who make shit happen 0.00001%

Always been this way, all cultures, for all times.

The USA was an easy bitch for a 'foreign power' to ENSLAVE without firing shot, ... in time future ASSHOLES will study the USA profusely to learn the zio- secret to free unlimited fiat and power.

I can tell you this, that the FREE-FIAT to INFINITY, they simply bought everybody off in the USA, and now that they have made themselves TRILLIONAIRES they will BUY the world with foney money,... how long will it last?

Probably longer than our lives.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 09:44 | 4516244 headhunt
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The takeover of the USA has very little to do with 'free-fiat to infinity', that is a symptom of its decline.

The takeover of the USA by the poisonous parasitic communists started by turning the Dept. of Education into the Dept of Propaganda, once you have turned an entire generation into government educated dependent idiots the host has been poisoned beyond an easy cure. We are being eaten alive by these parasites called the 'left' and like all parasites they eventually kill the host. The parasites always manage to survive and return from the excrement of the poison instilled in their host but they always stink like the communists they are.

Some parasites require radical measures to eliminate them from the host; some cannot be removed without killing the host.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 14:57 | 4517921 Rafferty
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Despite creating the most powerful country the world has seen, Americans individually are naive and trusting.  That was your Acchilles Heel.  Carefully cultivated guilt for the Holocau$t was Europe's.   Result is pretty much the same for both of us tho'

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 06:27 | 4520436 Kobe Beef
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Other writers have noticed the capacity of the loosely kinship-based Anglo-Saxon peoples toward pathological altruism. This, the old WASP elite, thought they could include other tightly kinship-based peoples in their "proposition nation". They were wrong. The Institutions of the old Constitutional Republic were infiltrated and suborned by a hostile, foreign elite. This hostile, foreign elite had no concern for the maintenance of the Historical Nation, beyond asset stripping, global force projection, and "Is it good for the ...?"

The more tightly kinship-based Scots-Irish in America never fell for this. They have, however, been hoodwinked by a multikult interpretation of Christianity (sponsored by Rockefellers, http://www.freethechurch.org/Rockefeller_religion.html).

Nevertheless which ethnic group (and corresponding viewpoint) of the American Founding Stock is constantly denigrated as rednecks, racists, cavemen, bitter clingers, etc. by the high Komissars of the Internationale elite?

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:23 | 4514985 headless blogger
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But beware of going too far the other way! when the U.S. finally has it's "big one", economic crash, there will not be much of a functioning government. And that's when people will begin helping themselves to other people's things, especially with no law and order to stop them.

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:58 | 4514989 SillySalesmanQu...
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Dear former head bureaucrat of The Ministry Of Propganda,

                                                                                         May the benovelent citizens of this country be so kind as to hang you from your balls on sight of the nearest lampost. Stuff a copy of your open letter down your throat and let you strangle on your own words of hypocrisy and tyranny.   

               Sincerely, The Serfs

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 22:52 | 4515101 eddiebe
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Kind of like: 'You can't handle the truth'.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:06 | 4515145 Emergency Ward
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The true neo-con progressives like swinish Cass Sunstein are now in control.  Sunstein's acolytes will try to smear and discredit all whistle-blowers and dissenters.

Sunstein himself does not do what he does for money, but because he is a true believer in the religion of government.  He is like a crusader or a jihadist, and appeals to reason, decency, logic, common sense or empathy with victims will not sway his belief.  

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:07 | 4515160 zionhead101
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Yep, but in this case Cass Sunstein is RUNNING the NSA, and Obama is Cass's little bitch on a leash.

In summary you have the most ruthless POWER in all world history, best financed state of the art technology, and they want your sorry ass.

That's right this is not about MONEY, cuz all tribal members are now BILLIONAIRES, and once you have unlimited FIAT to INFINITE you quit worrying about 'money'.

They only worry now about controlling the message.

*

Hey ZH why not do a story about the ZILLIONAIRES? Need Help?

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:15 | 4515199 Emergency Ward
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Well, yeah the spy state and the propaganda machine are Cass's tools, like tool tools not fool tools.  Obama is along for the ride and loves sitting in the Commander's chair launching killer drones and raising the taxes on the bleeding serfs.....

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:27 | 4515253 zionhead101
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Only ZIO- Can be trusted with the NSA database, I think SNOWDEN made that clear.

Yes, Obama can wash Reggies underwear, and play drone games on his Wii,

But NOBODY but AIPAC/and the NEO-CON's can be trusted with the NSA,Google, ORacle, Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter,... Tools.

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:06 | 4515157 amanfromMars
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Cass, Howdy doody, Bro,

Can you do us all a big favour, and like sooner rather than later for the natives are getting smarter and more than a tad restless, and get Uncle Sam to up the great game plans a notch or three or four.  Sub-prime intelligence leading is way past its best time and not working any more in any space, real or virtual.

Or are we to believe and discover that the Federal Reserve and intellectual property store is bare and empty?

When that be the case, bring in outside help for it certainly won't be waiting in the wings doing nothing. And pay that well with nothing more expensive than pretty printed paper and he'll have a bargain of the century for a New AIMerican Century. 

 

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:33 | 4515273 williambanzai7
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Wed, 03/05/2014 - 23:43 | 4515314 Son of Captain Nemo
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This is remarkable.

It's probably the most accurate and as authentic to the way this guys brain actually works.

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 01:43 | 4515590 StopIt.Now
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Dear Big Brother,

I love your help, I love paying taxes, I know you are reading this and want to thank each one of you million or so that work so hard to ensure I live a controlled life. 

I am sure your jokes about me are all in good taste, while you enjoy great pay, benefits, and life-long retirement increases, while I... well, pay for all of it and end up on SSI living in a small, rotting, home in the desert.

But I know my sacrifice is nothing compared to yours, for you carry not only my burden, but those of 350 million others, each one carefully tracked.  Then there is te rest of the world, particularly bankers, billionaires, and others who you must also protect... not from themselves but from those who may want to join their ranks, like me.

In closing, please put this message in my file, so that others may determine I am no threat whatsoever to your freedom to control my life as you see fit.

Thanks!

Ima Screwed

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 04:23 | 4515775 Remnant_Army
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Friday, July 8th, 2011 @ 15:30


New World Currency will be presented to an incredulous world
The New One World Currency, which will be presented to an incredulous community, is designed to control you. Then once that happens they will try to deprive you of food. Unless My children accept this reality now they will be defenceless when they are under the control of a New World Order, led by masonic forces. Prepare now, My children, because although The Warning will convert millions, including those loyal to the One World Order, it will not be enough to stop these evil slaves of Satan and the antichrist. Without control of your money, you will find it hard to defend your right to property, food and health, the three things which they will be in charge of, if you do not start shouting your opposition now. Stop your leaders in their tracks. Don’t let them bully you. If enough of you are alert to this evil, monstrous plan, then you can warn others.

http://www.thewarningsecondcoming.com/eternal-father-will-prevent-new-wo...

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:59 | 4515842 OldPhart
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I feel so much better now that I've been reassured by a government bureaucrat.

(i don't think a /sarc is required here.)

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 12:40 | 4517106 Vin
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This can't be real.  It has to be sarcasm because no one is that stupid.

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