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"We'll Destroy Twitter" Blasts Turkish PM

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It appears the madness is contagious. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, embroiled in an ongoing and huge corruption probe, lashed out at "international conspiracies" in a speech at a rally in Bursa. "We'll dig up Twitter - all of them - from the roots," he raged, "they'll see the power of the Republic of Turkey." With the looming elections - sure to fair and equitable to all - he warned he would "settle scores" after winning. Indeed...


Via Bloomberg,

“We’ll dig up Twitter and so on -- all of them -- from the roots."


"When people say, ‘Sir, the international community would say this or that,’ it doesn’t interest me at all," Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says today, according to state-run Anatolia news agency.


Erdogan, quoted at a rally in Bursa, also says:


Court decision has been made regarding Twitter, without elaborating on the decision


"International conspiracies are a part of this"


"They’ll see the power of the Republic of Turkey"

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Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:17 | 4572883 alangreedspank
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Rancid, power hungry, lunatic, megalomaniacal sociopaths.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:18 | 4572886 i-dog
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Turkey needs to cut back on the fluoride in their water supply ... it's not helping.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:24 | 4572923 fonestar
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Social media vs. crazed oligarchs.

At least we know which side the ZeroKnowledge crowd is rooting for.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:31 | 4572968 Bollixed
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Simple solution to raising the IQ around here... delete the above account.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:35 | 4572987 unrulian
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Thank god i lost my PC in an unfortunate boating accident

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:39 | 4573011 fonestar
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ZeroHeads hate government so much that they want government to make a "gold backed" currency.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:43 | 4573033 outamyeffinway
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Ironic isn't it?

"Don't control our lives  but please, control our money!"

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:45 | 4573039 fonestar
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It would mean they would have to take responsibility, stop shifting blame and maybe even learn something.

So in other words, not happening.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:51 | 4573084 Steve in Greensboro
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Actually, we would like the U.S. government to exit the currency business and banking business altogether.  Let the market decide.  Laissez faire, et laissez le bon temps roulez.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:40 | 4573653 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Free Markets are inherently inefficient.


The real world is populated by humans who don’t have complete information, who may have bad information, and some who just make mistakes.  Many free market participants act irrationally, and they all act egoistically.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 15:20 | 4573877 Motorhead
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O.k., o.k., who mentioned the Armenian genocide?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:45 | 4573042 DoChenRollingBearing
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Most of us do know a gold-backed currency is not flexible.  Why not just have gold reserves, as Europe does?  The Euro is not backed by anything, yet they account for it at market value quarterly.

Of course, the solution for individual ZeroHeads is to become your own central bank!  Buy physical gold!

BTC can be part of that equation too.

Optional: CA$H, water & food, guns & ammo, key medicines, the list goes on forever...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:47 | 4573058 fonestar
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Yes and gold has nothing to do with a gold standard.  Just like GLD has nothing to do with GOLD.

Only a scammer and a fake libertarian would want government involved in any type of currency issuance.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:56 | 4573109 DoChenRollingBearing
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Let a thousand currencies compete!


(I do not understand the reds for yr benign comment)

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:08 | 4573162 alangreedspank
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No government in currencies is the ideal. But even going back to a fake gold standard (1933-1971) would be a plus.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:28 | 4573244 fonestar
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There is no reason for any "standards" whatsoever.  If you have circulating gold & silver coins you don't need "standards".  And if you put .gov markings all over the coins that's saying that the .gov writing, mottos and not the content that is important.  Or your county's gold is somehow better than another country's gold.  It's pretty easy to see how the posters here, their parents and grandparents were swindled.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:15 | 4573531 DontGive
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But what will all the gov tit sucking useless eaters do if they can't controll our lives?! You selfish foney, wont you think of the childrens?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:56 | 4573740 alangreedspank
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Your criticism of the 1933-1971 "gold standard" is invalid as there was no coins circulating at all.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:14 | 4574185 fonestar
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fonestar was speaking of "standards" in general.  If there is one ounce of silver or gold in a disk, there is no reason to call them dollars, pounds, rubles, yen... whatever.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:55 | 4573100 KickIce
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That's because a gold standard helps control politicians and bankers.

Just take a look at the CPI post 1971.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:35 | 4572990 fonestar
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Bend over and grease up for TPTB douche.  You all know they're invincible.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:26 | 4572936 Mr Pink
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Destroy Twitter? It's not even my birthday

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:30 | 4572957 Ignatius
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But it is the first day of Spring.*


* Sorry, Aussies

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:14 | 4573462 Element
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Hope you're not in the US East, check the forecast*, it's about to get another polar blast.


* Sorry Yankies :D

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:46 | 4573356 Freddie
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The only thing better is if Putin started bitch slapping Zio-Erdogan and Turkey around.

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 06:01 | 4576056 Ar-Pharazôn
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mate Turkey is the second largest army in NATO/ZATO.


700k army is no joke even for Putin.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 16:33 | 4574271 it aint easy
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How do I support this glorious turkish venture?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:46 | 4573046 redpill
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Dig up twitters?  Does he think they are potatoes?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:09 | 4573168 alangreedspank
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Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:33 | 4573269 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Classical Erdogan citizenism: introducing extortion as being done to the benefit of the extorted and through the sacrifice of the extorter.

It is a mattering point because Erdogan citizenism citizens love to sell some social virtues like loyalty to nation, race, team or whatever group that be when it is obvious that the thing that has held them up together is that ganging up to extort, defraud, and plunder.

Other people, well, they know that Erdogan citizenism stands very high in the list of systems that roots deep in fantasical references...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:12 | 4573517 Element
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One of NATO's best foaming-deranged-berserkers though.

Something to wash it down:

"America must be a light to the world, not just a missile." - Nancy Pelosi


Out of the mouths of idiots.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:19 | 4572895 DoChenRollingBearing
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Ha ha ha.  That would be like Twitter saying they would blast Turkey!  Different universes, Mr. Erdogan.

Disclosure: No dog in this fight, but laying in more popcorn.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:30 | 4572956 krispkritter
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What are the qualification for world political and financial leaders?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:51 | 4573079 Jumbotron
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Don't you just love how these macho middle eastern pricks love to bloviate about their power and might?

What a bunch of women.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 13:42 | 4573315 Freddie
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I may actually like that shithole Turkey now.  Twitter is for tards and narcissist fanboys.

Erdogan should go have a bagel and wash it down with hemlock.  Maybe Zukerberg can join him.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:20 | 4572896 McMolotov
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“We’ll dig up Twitter and so on -- all of them -- from the roots."

Turkey gonna dig up all the twitters. I wonder what Barry's army of fake followers has to say about this.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:24 | 4572926 ACP
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They dig up twitters by using specially trained dogs out in the forest. I hear they're pretty expensive.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:28 | 4572948 krispkritter
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I heard they can smell useless bullshit a mile away...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:35 | 4572989 Ignatius
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"I Dig Twitter"  --  Erdogan

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:20 | 4572901 tony wilson
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such a shame

so much miss directed anger

erdogan what a filthy turky ish jew.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 19:19 | 4574821 thestarl
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Agreed Tony another fucking despot dog

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:25 | 4572906 BLOTTO
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Thats interesting...Turkey is ruffling its feathers.




Russia/Turkey/Libya/Iran, etc...vs. Israel and its 'friends' (as i mentioned yesterday)

Lets see what happens...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:21 | 4572911 magpie
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If Maduro can stay in power, Erdogoon can too.

(I know it's racis...)

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:22 | 4572914 agstacks
Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:22 | 4572915 A Lunatic
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I hope they destroy Facebook too.......

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:30 | 4572966 krispkritter
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Nah, it's gonna do it all by itself...

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 14:31 | 4573609 NotApplicable
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NSA will kill everyone on the planet before they'd ever let anything happen to their crown jewel called facebook.

Besides, if it ever does go down, it's only because they've created a "New a & Improved" social network with lots and lots of shiny Skinner Boxes.

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:23 | 4572920 SpanishGoop
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We can use him, he will fit right in.

Speed up the process to make Turkey a full member of the EU.

I hate tweets.


Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:22 | 4572921 Frank N. Beans
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did he send that using Twitter?

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:25 | 4572931 Calculus99
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Don't do it yet buddy, let me buy a few short dated 20% out of the money Puts first.

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