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The Crimean Referendum Vote: A Photo Summary

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The much anticipated, if largely moot, Crimean referendum vote whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia, began early on Sunday, even as Kiev is accusing Moscow of rapidly building up its armed forces on the peninsula in "crude violation" of an international treaty.

According to Reuters, Ukrainian acting defence minister Ihor Tenyukh said Russian troop numbers in Crimea were now almost double the level agreed with Moscow, and Kiev's forces were taking "appropriate measures" along the border with Russia. Tenyukh dismissed any suggestion that a militarily and economically weakened Ukraine might give up in the face of the Russian power. "Decisions will be taken depending on how events unfold. But let me say once again that this is our land and we will not be leaving it," he told Interfax news agency.

In the meantime, the vote has begun: "I have voted for Russia," said Svetlana Vasilyeva, a veterinary nurse who is 27. "This is what we have been waiting for. We are one family and we want to live with our brothers."

Last month's fall of Moscow-backed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich following deadly protests in Kiev has aroused fears among some of the country's native Russian-speakers.

"We want to leave Ukraine because Ukrainians told us that we are people of a lower kind. How can you stay in such a country?" said Vasilyeva.

Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) and close 12 hours later. Provisional results will be released late on Sunday with the final tally expected a day or two later.

Crimea's 1.5 million voters have two options: union with Russia or giving their region, which is controlled by pro-Kremlin politicians, the broad right to determine its own path and choose relations with whom it wants - including Moscow.

Polling stations opened at 8 a.m. (0600 GMT) and close 12 hours later. Provisional results will be released late on Sunday with the final tally expected a day or two later. According to Bloomberg, as of noon, the vote turnout at 44%, citing Crimean referendum chief Mikhail Malyshev in Simferopol. Malyshev also reported that the Sevastopol turnout at 49% at noon and has risen to 64% by 3pm, adding that no voting violations reported. The Crimean deputy PM said that he expects an 80%+ turn out in the vote with over 80% voting in favor of joining Russia.

Those curious what the Ukrainians are thinking:

So even as the vote which is merely a placeholder as Russia continues its military build up in the Crimea, Russian troops keep piling along the Eastern border, and with headlines like this hitting the tape:

  • DEFENCE MINISTRIES OF UKRAINE, RUSSIA, AGREE TRUCE IN CRIMEA UNTIL MARCH 21-ACTING UKRAINIAN DEFENCE MINISTER

It probably means Russia still hasn't amassed enough troops to continue its business in East Ukraine, a build up which continues through yesterday as seen below.

 

Meanwhile, this is how the vote looked like through the lens of photographers:

 

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Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:13 | 4554479 zionhead101
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Wow this feed from ZH is off the Reuter and over 4 hours old, pls Tylers, could you do better if you tried?

How about something original from a non-msm source?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:20 | 4554493 Bioscale
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The votings rooms get closed in the evening, there is no news until then. What "original" did you expect?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:44 | 4554701 HarryWanqer
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It's outrageous these people must endure having their ID's checked. I bet they even verify whether a person has already voted! Oh the humanity! There's no level the Russians won't stoop to...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:52 | 4554730 nightshiftsucks
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And who's counting them ? Are you that gullible ?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:56 | 4554735 HarryWanqer
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You mean they don't use corrupted computer code to count their votes either? WOW... I don't know if it can get anymore outrageous.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:06 | 4555168 Seer
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I helped derail that computer shit in my area.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:44 | 4555319 A Nanny Moose
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Voters don't win elections. Counters do.

Slaves voting for a master...pathetic.

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:54 | 4554908 Anusocracy
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The 'Who guards the guardians?' problem is universal.

So the gullible are those who want government.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:49 | 4555357 A Nanny Moose
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Continued belief in something or some outcome, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary is nothing more than religion.

The torch passed from Divine Right of Kings, to Divine Right of the Majority.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:07 | 4554774 Ifigenia
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If they dont check ID, even Vitoria Nulland could go there and vote, just like what she did in Kiev, appointment her fellow jews as members of the Kiev Junta. Have you already forget the phone chat?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:18 | 4554796 HarryWanqer
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They had a vote in Kiev? I thought they were all appointed from the CIA? Why wasn't I told?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:30 | 4554839 FreedomGuy
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Yes, they should be allowing illegal aliens to vote like the USSA.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:44 | 4554702 Soul Glow
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Zion - start your own website.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:09 | 4554778 Fuh Querada
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+1 That truly repulsive avatar (I mean Z's) would be a good start . And try clicking on the user name, I get access denied.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:30 | 4554838 Element
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access denied = scheduled for demolition ... as in "pull it"

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:59 | 4554921 swmnguy
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Yes, that's what that means.  I'm sure a new e-mail addy and a new screen-name are not long in coming.  We'll know by the style, though.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:24 | 4555009 frenzic
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There is no we.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:05 | 4554937 earleflorida
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gee... i guess i'm not wanted here?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:19 | 4554984 adeptish
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Zion = conTROLLed opposition...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:23 | 4554499 EvlTheCat
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Excuse me waiter, there is a fly in my soup!!  But sir, this is a soup kitchen, there are no waiters and the soup is free?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:09 | 4554764 Smegley Wanxalot
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True story: at my office they were taking food and $$ collections to feed the homeless at a soup kitchen downtown.  After gathering donations, then they came back and asked for volunteers to serve the food to the bums who were scoring free shit, and clean up after them.  I asked about the type of work, and it basically was waitoring for them.  They said that our doing so (being slaves for bums) would give them the dignity they deserve (it seems they've earned it by sitting on a street doing jackshit and smelling like garbage).

I told them to fuck off.  Money and fucking food is not enough any more - now you have to serve it and wipe the asses of bums.  And the kicker to that was ... during your volunteering shifts you are not allowed to accept or make phone calls or send texts - just work like a dog for free to be a slave to fucking bums.

Fuck helping people if that is what it has come to.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:58 | 4554917 TheMeatTrapper
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A young co worker in his 20's decided to get involved with a 'small group' at hic church. They were going to 'feed the homeless'. He contacted local businesses and arranged to pick up food items in his truck and help serve the homeless. 

The next day he had a shit load of bagels, bread and buns in the back of his truck. All perfectly good and unopened. I asked him what the deal was. 

It seems the homeless 'didn't like that kind' and refused to eat it. They did eat the store bought lasagna, however. "I guess I'll feed it to the birds or something" he said. 

Sad thing is - I don't think he learned a damn thing from it. 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:11 | 4554957 Kirk2NCC1701
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+1.  This is just one of the MANY perversions and subversions of 'Christianity'.

When Christians acquire or regain the RECIPROCITY and QUID-PRO-QUO principles, it has a chance of becoming relevant again and being saved from itself. 

There is NOTHING (explicit) in the Sermon on the Mount speech that makes the prescribed behavior an EXCLUSIVE (mandatory) code, but is being interpreted as such.  With a SLIGHT word changing  (recording) and interpretation, it could easily open the door for a different view: " Do good whenever you can, sometimes its best to not escalate things and to 'turn the other cheek', etc." 

Christianity has become the religion of peasants, sheep and slaves -- and the ruling-class, predators and wolves have learned to position themselves to rule over these... Sheeple.   For these (and other reasons), I have disavowed it years ago, and been MUCH happier for it:  No more bullshit and leverage of "Guilt" and other sheeple-concepts, where Wankers tell you what life, the world and the universe is all about, by citing super-aged bullshit from semi-literate tribes of 'questionable hygiene' and IQ.  Bah!  No wonder Zionists and Muslim Wahabists don't respect Christianity: In Darwinistic terms, it doesn't deserve respect these days.  That's why I call 'Jesus' the "Hippie God", compared to the "Warrior God" that Zionists and Muslim Wahabists have.

Sorry for the digression (and soapbox speech), but dammit, somebody has to shake the bed, in the hopes of waking up some people.  Now back to the Crimea River elections...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:33 | 4555038 island
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First post I've seen that raises a perspective I shared for years  Be kind to everyone, but be very selective when chosing friends and community. and be just as selective when chosing who and what to support.  Values, including reciprocity and mutuality, are important indeed.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:40 | 4555061 oddjob
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Yes Kirk, better get back to bemoaning how ZH misled you into buying PM's.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 15:05 | 4555680 Kirk2NCC1701
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Nice try at Deflection & Redirection.  Let me spell it out for you, the sub-80 IQ crowd and the Trolls:

Kirk hates... fucking despises Lies, Cruelty & Oppression, Fraud and Hypocrisy of all kinds -- REGARDLESS of SOURCE.   Not critiquing (not the same as 'attacking') one's own (ZH) hinders "Lessons Learned" from occurring, and prevents Growth  of  one's group (ZH). 

Hope this clear it up, as to why I seem so "harsh" on some issues, positions or people.  Put another way...

"TRUTH is the only God I shall worship and serve.  There are NO other Gods other than TRUTH --only cheap impostors, whether Earthly or Celestial.  And ALL TRUTH originates in the Universal and Immutable Laws of Nature -- not the laws of puny day-flies, called Men." -Kirk.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 15:29 | 4555781 oddjob
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It is not the sub-80 IQ crowd that needs your disdain or mindless lecturing. You are the worst troll of all, leaving your skid mark on nearly every article posted on ZH. Do you ever think anything you don't say?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:26 | 4555011 sleigher
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I understand what you mean.  I didn't have the typical experience growing up and there was a time that I was in that soup line.  I had a job, I had an apartment but I just didn't have enough to get by.  They aren't ALL sitting around doing jack shit smelling like garbage.  I agree, many in there were crackheads / dealers or heroin addicts, but not all.  There was the random woman feeding herself and a kid and stuff like that.

This was a long time ago, but I sill remember.  No one ever waited on me though.  I got some soup, some bread and a few rolls to take with me for later.  Then the local gov started stepping in and tried shutting it all down.  Making it a crime to feed hungry people.  

I will say this, eating at one of those places never made me feel like I had more dignity.  It did make me not hungry though and for that I am thankful.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:49 | 4555359 Smegley Wanxalot
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Am fully aware there are decent people in the mix who are decent and grateful, and that not all are bums.  No issue helping those people, but the guilt tripping is crap.  Serving people though - no way - unless they are handicapped or something.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:34 | 4554518 slotmouth
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This obviously isn't solely from rtrs.  Do you expect Tylers to personally visit Crimea and do on the ground reporting?  This is a good recap based on readily accessible info, and you are a douche.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:41 | 4554537 Wahooo
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How do we know the Tylers aren't in Crimea? They move without being seen. They are as mysterious as the missing 777.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:36 | 4554651 fockewulf190
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Unlike the 777 crew, the Tyler crew hasn´t shut off all communications. Preserving your identity in the non-MSM world of opinion is also quite commonplace, and has some advantages.  Frankly, we are probably getting many more insider stories here about what is happening in the backround precisely because of said anonyminity.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:43 | 4554542 IridiumRebel
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And if they start quoting "beforeitsnews.shit" and Pravda! only, the legitimacy will decline precipitously.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:17 | 4554615 Cap Matifou
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I hope a swarm of drones will be sent here as well:
More sovereignty votes: Sunday referendum may see Venice elect to secede from Italy
http://news.nationalpost.com/2014/03/15/more-sovereignty-votes-sunday-re...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:31 | 4554664 IridiumRebel
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Can you downvote me please? 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:17 | 4554980 Anusocracy
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Our pathological liars are our problem, their pathological liars are their problem.

I've been exposed to domestic liars my entire life. I am sick of them.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:47 | 4554546 TahoeBilly2012
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These people look better put together than my Democrat OR Republican friends. They are neatly dressed, calm and seem overall well adjusted and adult. I am embarrassed at what a sick rabid dog the US is and unafraid to say it. Good luck seeing an orderly, well attended, intelligent vote anywhere near where I live in crackhead USA.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:19 | 4554621 CrazyCatLady
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Chill- our votes are theater, they don't really count for anything

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:15 | 4554787 Bunders
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Sounds like you've already got a western style democracy. Actually, that voting apparatus looks way too cost effective, how many billions (of taxpayer dollars) did the candidates spend on their campaigns? All the gold bullion and currency reserves in the country? Yup, definitely a western style democracy.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:20 | 4554982 Kirk2NCC1701
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Western 'democracy', as the post-Bush-Gore template indicates, is merely a Suggestion Box of pre-screened, pre-approved Candidates By, For and sometimes Of TPTB.

The voting exercise in the US, and now the EU, etc, is merely a "social convention", a "fire drill" of sorts, to keep the sheeple calmly grazing on decreed pastures.  Only when these sheep change their DNA, will they truly be free -- not when they change "pastures" or "shepherds".

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:51 | 4555109 Anusocracy
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" Only when these sheep change their DNA, will they truly be free"

I used to describe it as escaping Farmer Gene's pasture. Most sheep are perfectly content to be in and stay in the field. A small number are walking along the fence, looking at the open spaces beyond. Even fewer have found a breach in the fence and are now free.

Sadly, a change in brain structure is needed along with the DNA.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:39 | 4554868 Abi Normal
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Pfffft, wake me up when the shooting starts.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:00 | 4554925 TheMeatTrapper
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Thise pictures have to be fake. No Black Panthers standing around out front with billy clubs. We need to teach those losers how to have an election. Where's Rahm and the Chicago boys when we need them? 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:43 | 4554696 Yoki
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info is readily accessible to those who do not speak Russian

 

you walked into that one slotmouth

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:33 | 4555252 caconhma
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This Crimean affair is Putin's desperate convulsion to save his political face. Putin hates and is afraid Russian people. His own bodyguards from Chechnia. Again, Putin is a mobster, a thief, and no statesman.

Putin was so busy with Sochi Olympics, he and his intelligence services totally missed the Ukrainian revolution. As for Crimea Peninsular, it has no fresh water, no energy sources, and no food to feed itself but it has a large military base. Until now, all Crimea supply came from Ukraine. Consequently, If Ukraine cut Crimea supply (and they definitely will) the Russia will have to supply Crimea by the see. It will not be either easy or cheap. 20% of Crimea population are Tatars who are Muslims and hate Russians.

Ukraine is a 45-million country. It has no army but Russia has just a 680,000 strong army and no strategic reserves. Yes, Russia has nukes but it cannot use them in Ukraine. Russia cannot afford to have a war on its own boarders. 

All Russia economy is built around selling oil and gas to EU and all oil and gas pipelines go to EU through Ukraine. Isn't it nice?

Summary

Ukraine is a geopolitical catastrophe for Putin's Russia and quite possible his own end. Putin's Russia has no friends and very many enemies. Putin has betrayed Russia and Russian people and he will pay for it very shortly.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:55 | 4554573 Berspankme
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Should read "current sock puppet" in Kiev

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:42 | 4554662 Element
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"Wow this feed from ZH is off the Reuter and over 4 hours old, pls Tylers, could you do better if you tried? How about something original from a non-msm source?"

You could just cancel your zh paywall subscription and fuck off if you don't like the services you've paid so much of someone else's hard-earned money for, and which generates your contrived sense of license to complain like a petty little bitch all the time. Do you ever actually stop whining like a spoiled little sook, at any point? zh doesn't owe you one damned thing, not even your preferred version of the 'truth'.

Mincing little jerks like you sit around here for months or years getting entertained, informed, challenged, nearly cacking your pants laughing at least once every hour, at something you've read here. But then all of a sudden you spit-out your digital pacifier, and whine like sniveling little cunt at evil Tylers, for all the evil bastard acts performed by them, and how everyone else is responsible for your imaginary sense of deep grievances. All jerks using typical swappable troll pseudonyms like yours can go get stuffed, you're the internet version of a wallowing wino sitting in a puddle of urine and complaining about the rising damp and odor. Well, it's all you.

Don't like your own reactions to your own mind? Terrific! I understand completely. Fuck right off then. See if it's different anywhere else that you go. That'll be your little hint as to where the problem really resides.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:48 | 4554716 swmnguy
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I hear you.  I found ZH in late summer 2008, and lurked for about a year before I decided to jump in.  I could go on and on with my beefs about the site and the community, but ZH is probably the site I visit the most frequently, and that's saying a lot.  Every so often I look through my bookmarks and consider other sites I've given up on over the years.  It's a mark of the real accomplishment this site has achieved that it's still relevant enough to have its infuriating aspects after 5+ years.  And the trolls, and just overwrought purist types, are an indication of that success as well.  If they didn't care, they wouldn't bother.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:01 | 4554739 Yoki
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and how do u know this is not algo posting this msg

 

end of ZH psyops intro

new command

enter ZH with trolls, engage community, gain trust, and then

BURN the moth/er fuck/er down

skynet complete

send in the drones

 ROOF ROOF, burn biatch

 

Disclaimer: the above post is a figment of my imagination, thus it is fictional writing, and means no harm to anyone or any beings alive or dead.

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:10 | 4554779 Element
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yup, what you said, or what I imagined I said, not working too well though, have a look at zh's trend graph.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:48 | 4555096 Vlad Tepid
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My only beef with this reporting is that they didn't provide a closer photo of the foxy security gal in the short skirt with an accompanying phone number.  Where is ZH's manners??

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:32 | 4555238 Element
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Exactly Vlad!

And damn it's been a long time since we last talked, I remember it very well, as we were conducting a little strategic natter session about Japan, precisely at the time the initial news of a Japanese mag 9.0 quake came through.

She's got a helluva set of legs in that skirt, very fetching. Anyway, hopefully WWIII hasn't started due to us yapping again.  ;-)

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 14:07 | 4555438 Vlad Tepid
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Wow, Element, I'm surprised you remember that!  Actually, I'm surprised anyone around here remembers me.  I've been off the ZH grid for a couple years.  I needed to make some life changes, revolving around that damned tsunami, and I come back here and ZH is all...different.  Fonestar kinda different.  AKAK's gone etc.  So I mostly just lurk now.

 

I don't know, but I have a bad feeling about this Ukraine business - there's no end to what the idiots in DC will do to prop up their egos.  It does seem disaster follows our conversations....we'll see how this one goes.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:22 | 4557378 Element
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I always paid attention to your remarks back then Vlad, you didn't make many of them but your comments on strategic matters told me you were a pretty shrewd observer. Anyway, it's great to have you back in here, and glad to hear you got through that tsunami ok. I did notice you had disappeared. It is a pity about akak, I figured there was more going on there in his life maybe, as his comments and reactions weren't adding up for me.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:26 | 4555017 holgerdanske
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And why is it so refreshing?

Because you can say almost what you like, (as long as you don't talk about the xxxx.x or accuse them for the financial fuck ups we see now)

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 15:23 | 4555760 ArrestBobRubin
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Wait... what? Crap, NOW you tell me?

LOL

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:54 | 4554733 MrsMerkel
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They could seriously do with getting a mobile optimised layout to the site.  Anybody else struggle with the 1-word per line comments sections!?

Hell, I'd even pay for it.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:32 | 4554825 Element
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Ok, ... I can't let that go past ... your name is Mrs Merkel ... and you're still using your mobile phone ... to read zh?

You can see why this is not such a good idea, right?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:48 | 4554894 frenzic
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So are you saying you don't own a mobile phone?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:22 | 4555218 Element
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:32 | 4555267 frenzic
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Like hell it did. Hypocrisy, I can't let that go past.

Mon, 03/17/2014 - 00:28 | 4557397 Element
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I see you've got a few wiring issues there, so allow me to clear it up for you, it was a joke you bloody idiot.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:04 | 4554932 swmnguy
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Well, I don't use a smartphone, but sometime I do read ZH on my little 8" tablet, and if I get the text barely large enough to read, everything's squeezed into a very narrow ribbon, sometimes a single word per line.  I don't know anything about building a website, but some sites will let the side stuff run off so you can center your view on the "meat" in the middle, and scroll side-to-side if you want to see the sidebars.

As First World Problems go, it's a trivial one.

Oh, and Mrs. Kagan doesn't seem to know not to use a cell phone when it counts, either.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:29 | 4555024 holgerdanske
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Nein, und Nein! Was?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:13 | 4554967 agent default
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How about fucking no.  Ever since this smartphone/tablet bullshit was invented, user interfaces and website designs have begun to resemble something straight out of cartoon.  Huge buttons, configuration options eliminated and designs probably made by some autistic penguin on crack. Read ZH with a proper browser on a proper PC.  Enough of the time wasting gadgetry already.  \rant

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:20 | 4555198 flapdoodle
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What's the problem?

I usually read ZH from my laptop, but I find ZH to be just fine on my Android smartphone once I double tap... column sizes are just about the perfect size.

If you mean the "single word per line" problem when there are too many layers of comments, I have those on my laptop as well... it would be nice if THAT were fixed on both!

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:35 | 4555285 MrsMerkel
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That's the one.  It's particularly annoying on mobile because it happens so mujch faster due to the lower resolution (on some devices)

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:58 | 4554916 frenzic
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The majority is practically always wrong. Think about that.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:05 | 4554759 Ifigenia
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You are right. They even tag Kiev Junta as a legal government.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:22 | 4554813 ms8172
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@Zionhead101   ......  GO READ DR. SEUSS!!!

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:14 | 4554480 lakecity55
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Bath House: "Only parties we support can overthrow their elected leaders and start a new government. Anyone else wanting self-determination is not allowed."

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:51 | 4554560 mccvilb
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Interesting perspective from another point of view:

http://www.theoccidentalobserver.net/2014/03/the-unstable-alliance-of-na...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:14 | 4554481 ArrestBobRubin
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Suck on that Witchy Nudelman.  And give my best fuck you to Robert.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:20 | 4554492 Millivanilli
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US President Barack Obama said the Crimea referendum would "violate the Ukrainian constitution and international law".

lol Obama is now a ukrainian constitutional lawyer.   He really should fuck off.
Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:28 | 4554510 novanglus
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"He should just fuck off and die"

Fixed it for you.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:30 | 4554512 silvermail
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The basic rule of the Ukraine Constitution states: "The source of power in the country is the people." People, but not a group of rebels and criminal Nazis, who seized power in Kiev via mass murder and deception.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:36 | 4554526 sessinpo
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Freedom, if that is what the people really want, isn't free.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:41 | 4554536 IridiumRebel
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Yeah, there is a hefty fuckin' fee. If you don't throw in your buck o' five, who will?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:45 | 4554550 Oldwood
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Freedom is a utopian land where everything we want and desired can be gained from the sweat of our own brow.

Kingdom is a utopian land where everything we want can be derived through the power of government. The power of a King and his "men". The only thing truly free is that which is stolen.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:33 | 4554848 Z Beeblebrox
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Steal some sunshine, Oldwood.
Grow a new leaf.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:31 | 4555263 Tim_
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The jews are responsible for the turmoil in Ukraine. "Nazis" have nothing to do with it.


Ukraine Jewish leaders to Putin: No anti-Semitism, please leave

"Open letter signed by Jewish leaders says Russian claim of rising anti-Semitism in Ukraine 'does not correspond to the actual facts.'"

"Jewish leaders in Ukraine have written an open letter to Russian President Vladimir Putin, urging him to withdraw his troops from their country and rejecting his claims of anti-Semitic activity there."

"Your certainty of the growth of anti-Semitism in Ukraine also does not correspond to the actual facts."


Putin’s Phantom Pogroms

"One of Ukraine’s most influential Jewish figures, the American-born rabbi Yaakov Dov Bleich of Kiev’s Great Choral Synagogue, said of the allegations of anti-Semitism that 'the Russians are blowing this way, way out of proportion.'"


Akhmetov joins Ukraine oligarchs in pledging to protect homeland

"Rabbi Shmuel Kaminezki, spiritual leader of the Jewish community in Dnipropetrovsk, praised Mr Kolomoisky and denied Russian claims that extremists out to persecute Russians and other minorities had taken over power in Ukraine."

"'The Jewish community is very proud of his decision to leave his comfort zone and really devote himself...to protect the homeland and develop the region,' the Rabbi said."

"'What the Russians, with their propaganda on television and in their statements, are doing is trying to show that Ukraine is anti-Semitic, which is not true. It is very safe here for the Jews. This new Ukrainian leadership is not a fascist leadership, they are patriots,' he added."


Despite calls for neutrality in Ukraine protests, young Jews are on the front lines

"Reading about the protests on Facebook and seeing anti-Semitic comments is different from the reality on the ground, Oleynikova added."


The ex-Israeli soldier who led a Kiev fighting unit

"'I don’t belong [to Svoboda], but I take orders from their team. They know I’m Israeli, Jewish and an ex-IDF soldier. They call me 'brother,'' he said. 'What they’re saying about Svoboda is exaggerated, I know this for a fact. I don’t like them because they’re inconsistent, not because of [any] anti-Semitism issue.'"

"But Delta says the Kremlin is using the anti-Semitism card falsely to delegitimize the Ukrainian revolution, which is distancing Ukraine from Russia’s sphere of influence."

"'It’s bullshit. I never saw any expression of anti-Semitism during the protests, and the claims to the contrary were part of the reason I joined the movement. We’re trying to show that Jews care,' he said."

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:49 | 4554555 H. Perowne
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He doesn't do too well with US Constitutional law either. Man's gotta know his limitations . . .

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:45 | 4554708 Hogdodge
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Obama is now a ukranian constitutional lawyer.  Obama doesn't know anything about any constituional law Ukranian or other. And yes he should fuck off and die.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:33 | 4555275 silvermail
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If Obama is now a constitutional lawyer, he should take away from the Fed, right to print money and give back this  right to the U.S. Congress.
Because this norm law, written in the U.S. Constitution.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:13 | 4554790 TheReplacement
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And then what would Putin have to laugh at?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:53 | 4555123 ArrestBobRubin
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You

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:35 | 4555044 agent default
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He is doing such a great job upholding the US constitution that he is now lecturing others about their constitutions. You just cannot make this up.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:09 | 4555174 Seer
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And, amazingly, he's doing it against all the wishes of the money'd interests!  Behold the power of a single individual! </sarc>

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:53 | 4555119 Ifigenia
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Do you have any document (ID, certificate of birth, etc.,) to prove Golfer is an ukranian? Vitoria Nullan is, she even apointed the Kiev Junta.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:17 | 4554613 geno-econ
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Talk is she prefers to conduct her foreign policy circumcised.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:17 | 4554486 Kina
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It seems that some are come to ZH for the sole purpose of dengrating it. Kind of transparent though, not subtle enough except for an MSM shill.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:52 | 4554534 IridiumRebel
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Destroy them. This ain't Yahoo News.

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:17 | 4554487 Fuh Querada
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Where are the voting machines ?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:35 | 4554524 Professor Fate
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Checking IDs?  Racist bastards.

Fate the Magnificent
"Push the Button, Max" 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:17 | 4554489 gadflew
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BREAKING:

Eric Sprott to sue any retail investor not long silver, KWN reports

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:23 | 4554498 ArrestBobRubin
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Not possessing any hard assets at this point should leave one open to be sued for sheer stupidity.

You don't own any physical Ag, right?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:43 | 4554539 Winston Churchill
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Tragic accidental losses mean noone has any PM's around here.

ZH is an actuary's worst  nightmare.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 20:11 | 4556731 X_mloclaM
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BREAKING:

Eric Sprott to sue any retail investor not long silver, KWN reports

I'm sorry, that is funny

..

Though any billionaire shouls be good with the pussy, it's also good to get a confirmation as well:

http://www.theonion.com/articles/man-stays-up-most-of-night-rocking-cat-...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:15 | 4554793 TheReplacement
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I can honestly say that at this point I don't own one ounce.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 15:24 | 4555766 ArrestBobRubin
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I'm shocked, shocked I tell you.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:47 | 4555090 gadflew
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I own three monster boxes of silver eagles but am also so tired of the bullshit bullishness of the PM online "community"

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:52 | 4555112 gadflew
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P.S. Long DUST on Friday for all the marbles, what say ye on that ?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:05 | 4554763 Fuh Querada
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good one. downvoters no sense of humor

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:12 | 4554786 swmnguy
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At a certain point, it becomes more fun to pile up the downvotes than to dilute it with any greenies.  It was kind of a funny jibe; not sure if Sprott or KWN was the target though.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:21 | 4554494 homiegot
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We occupy. You vote. Easy.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:25 | 4554503 ArrestBobRubin
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Ah, the motto of the Bankster Occupying "Government" of the "West". Don't project.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:41 | 4554687 disabledvet
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Exactly . "The World is better with Putin in charge."

Ignore the bleeting sheep. Move alone.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:26 | 4555015 Kirk2NCC1701
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You mean... like this?  http://rt.com/news/gaza-power-shuts-down-094/

Or is this kind of move... 'Kosher'?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:10 | 4555184 Seer
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Or taking over land that has (water) aquifers underneath?  Or, bulldozing down very old olive groves?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:45 | 4555338 Tim_
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Gaza is a concentration camp run by jews.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:22 | 4554496 Urban Redneck
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Of course it's a rigged election, the Crimeans are checking ID's, and use paper ballots and transparent ballot boxes... 

(Obozo and his minions are out there league)

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:38 | 4554529 IridiumRebel
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I was wondering where the Black Panth....errr...election officials were to facilitate such an important vote!

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:53 | 4554566 Oldwood
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We have a special kind of democracy where the majority rules, unless it is the wrong majority, in which case we must recognize the rights of the minority. Minorities can take from majorities, but no majority can take anything but shit from a minority. All of it is justified by past injustices, so eventually it will be our turn to gain minority retribution right? I ain't holding my breath. Democracy has become nothing more than another tool to empower tyranny. We can't be against democracy, anymore than we can be against a female, black or gay politician.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:05 | 4554761 Terminus C
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Fixing your comment...

we can be against a female, black and gay politician

Really though, there are other things we can't be against.  Same as it ever was.  Freedom has never existed, for anyone.  Not even the Oligarchs.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:46 | 4554652 Tracerfan
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It's not rigged.  Vote cast in private booth.  Visible boxes prevent ballot stuffing. No one is standing at the box to see how a person voted.  And the ballot can be folded. This is how the vote in Europe, not with Diebolds.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:48 | 4554893 Debugas
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yes indeed this is the way we vote in europe and i hope it stays that way

but i have my doubts on how the votes are counted later on.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:54 | 4554907 frenzic
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They are not counted at all but the voting process itself is clean.

The nwo neocon cocksuckers that are very busy selling out the Netherlands to the EU overlords and tearing down the complete social fabric of the place advocate voting machines once more though.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:15 | 4555194 Seer
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"They are not counted at all but the voting process itself is clean."

Yes.  There's more to the process than just the lever-pull/scribing.  Isn't there a saying that goes like: "It's not how you vote that counts, rather, it's how the votes are counted."

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 14:56 | 4555662 swmnguy
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Actually, as we routinely demonstrate in the US, it doesn't even matter how the votes are counted if all the options are just different names for the same thing.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:22 | 4554810 TheReplacement
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Nuh uh.  In America Diebold counts ballots electronically.  All they have to do is update the firmware for each election - no need to hocus pocus or thugs at voting places.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:39 | 4555057 g'kar
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...plus they had a voting day, not early voting weeks in advance to allow any neccessary changes to the balloting.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:24 | 4554500 no1wonder
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And speaking of Ukraine...

Ukraine gives Scythian gold to US as money-back guarantee?

[...] Pavel Zarifullin, director of Moscow’s Lev Gumilev Centre, is convinced that during his recent visit to the US, acting Ukrainian prime minister took along $20bln worth of national cultural values.

Referring to sources that he does not reveal, the author writes that these values might become guarantees for an International Monetary Fund’s loan. [...]

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:29 | 4554508 SpanishGoop
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Gold for debt and austerity, good deal Lagarde.

 

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:20 | 4554625 silvermail
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This gold belongs to all the people of Ukraine. Including the people of Crimea. This is a steal.
This is theft, which was organized by an illegitimate impostor and his criminal associates from Washington.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:24 | 4554816 TheReplacement
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Are you sure it was Washington?  More likely it was Brussels/London.  The US seems like a pawn.  A pawn with big muscles but a pawn nonetheless.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:44 | 4554882 CuttingEdge
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The collective EU technocracy doesn't have a single spine to rub against a lamppost. Theirs is the Grima Wormtongue weasel-word modus operandi.

I mean...Baroness fucking Ashston handing out cookies in Kiev? Do me a favour.

This was CIA, up to and probably including the sniping that tipped the collapse. It's what they are best at - fucking up foreign countries one at a time - with no chance of redress and not the remotest accountability. Same as ODronabama and his remote control killing spree these past few years. He really turned the Nobel Peace Prize to toilet paper all by himself. Man's a cunt, and geopolitically a bloody thick one at that.

End result of this latest debacle? Another total humiliation for the POS Kenyan. Same old, same old for another three years.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:20 | 4555215 Seer
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Well done, except...

"Another total humiliation for the POS Kenyan."

Sock puppets don't have feelings.  Further, tossing out "Kenyan" tends to demean good Kenyans.

Any humiliation is reserved for the West's PTB (for which the POTUS [position] works for).

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:27 | 4554827 Zwelgje
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It's the looting of Iraq 2003 all over again.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:05 | 4554935 swmnguy
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Bingo!

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:31 | 4555030 adeptish
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Where's the gold Yats???

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:26 | 4554504 Its_the_economy...
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OT: The free shit army is NOT confined to the great unwashed.

http://www.nytimes.com/video/fashion/100000002769944/bill-cunningham-no-...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 11:08 | 4554776 Terminus C
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I think this has been discussed in plenty at this site.

The Banksters are the generals of the FSA.  Crony Corporate whores are the brigadiers and the great unwashed are the cannon fodder.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:27 | 4554505 zionhead101
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Netanyahu Talks about BUYING Apple Computer Netanyahu and Gov. Brown Sign Pro-Business Pact ABC News‎ - Mar 15, 2014 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business ...

Now that's news we can believe in,

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:31 | 4554514 Moe Howard
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If they buy Apple, it will be with stolen US taxpayer money.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:31 | 4555029 Kirk2NCC1701
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It hasn't been "Money" since 1971, thanks to 'Nixon' (who listened to Kissinger).

It's now just Debt Obligations, i.e. internally-taxed and externally-dumped fiat-paper Obligations.  Obligations to feudalism or slavery, as the case may be.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:38 | 4554530 it aint easy
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Is that a google link?

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:54 | 4554563 ArrestBobRubin
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Dream on Bennie Nutty yahoo. In reality, the world is giving Israhell the one finger salute and more join the parade each and every day.

Israel: Boycott, Divest, Sanction | Naomi Klein Israel: Boycott, Divest, Sanction. ... The campaign Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions—BDS for short—was born. Every day that Israel pounds Gaza brings more converts to the BDS cause, and talk of cease-fires is doing little to slow the momentum... Gareth Porter at the First American National Summit Reassessing US-Israel Relations

Dr. Sniegoski at the First American National Summit Reassessing US-Israel Relations

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:23 | 4555223 Seer
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ALL govts should be boycotted.  Actually, why spend precious energy?, all should just look to turn their backs and walk away...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:28 | 4554509 Kina
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US President Barack Obama said the Crimea referendum would "violate the Ukrainian constitution and international law".

 

That would make Obama a liar. Suprise surprise. Because.. the referendum violates neither of those two things.

 

However Obama/CIA creating a coup to replace Ukraine's constitutionally elected government does violate just about everything. Obama well and truly on the criminal side of events now days.  NSA must have some nasty stuff on him.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:34 | 4554520 Moe Howard
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He has always been a criminal. Fake SSN, Fake attendence at Columbia U, fake American, fake draft registration. Confessed drug user and seller. What more do you need? He ordered the murder of US citizens abroad without due process of law.

 

He is the gangster in charge of the biggest crime family ever.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:23 | 4554637 silvermail
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A political analyst says the United States’ plot to oust a sovereign elected government in Ukraine is a gross crime, adding that US President Barack Obama must be impeached.

“His [Obama’s] claim that is a national emergency in the United States is simply proof that Obama is declaring himself a dictator, that he’s acting outside of the constitution, outside of the Congress and that he must be impeached immediately if we are not to go with a thermonuclear confrontation with Russia in the coming days,” Mike Billington, editor for Executive Intelligence Review newsmagazine, told Press TV

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/03/12/354313/obama-must-be-impeached-o...

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:44 | 4554700 swmnguy
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LaRouchies are at their weirdest when they're among the few making sense.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:43 | 4555322 Seer
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Ha ha!

Do people demand a really just system? Well, we'll arrange it so that they'll be satisfied with one that's a little less unjust ... They want a revolution, and we'll give them reforms -- lots of reforms; we'll drown them in reforms. Or rather, we'll drown them in promises of reforms, because we'll never give them real ones either!!

- DARIO FO, Accidental Death of an Anarchist

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:32 | 4554666 DanDaley
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Ukraine don't need no stinkin' community organizer.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:45 | 4554707 disabledvet
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I thought you would say "contiguity organizer."

Orders from CIA: "stand down."

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:41 | 4555055 Kirk2NCC1701
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"The Dark Lord has Deceiver and Lawless one has become.  Slave to Dark Side of the Force, he is now." -Yoda

"Phasers off stun.  Full Power.  Sulu, photon torpedoes.  Full spread." - Kirk 

[fyi... Sulu (George Takei) likes a full spread and armed torpedoes]

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 13:34 | 4555280 Seer
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Obama is paid to lie, as are all politicians.  You're hashing over [very] old news: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/jan/26/opinion/la-oe-freeman-rome-20120126 (dates back to 64 BC)

Further, it's not HIS lies, its the lies that he's paid to tell.

It's no wonder that we're in the hole we're in, people just keep fucking digging.  24 upvotes to 2 downvotes? (shows that emotions rule over facts)

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:32 | 4554515 PatientZero
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You guys are missing what is important here and it isn't the vote. It's the smoking hot new Attorney General of Crimea:

http://en.rocketnews24.com/2014/03/16/japanese-netizens-put-reality-on-h...

10/10 would do degenerate things to.

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:37 | 4554527 Moe Howard
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She changes everything for me. GO CRIMEA!

 

Sun, 03/16/2014 - 09:39 | 4554532 sessinpo
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You could do better. Well, maybe you can't.

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