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Here Come The Boots On The Ground: US Troops Heading To Eastern Europe

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It seems the truce "deal" is well and truly dead...


The question now, of course, is - what will Putin do in response to this action?

As for where these troops may be arriving from the answer is simple: that other US military intervention success story - Afghanistan. From Reuters:

The number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan may drop well below 10,000 - the minimum demanded by the U.S. military to train Afghan forces - as the longest war in American history winds down, Obama administration officials briefed on the matter say.


Since Afghanistan's general election on April 5, White House, State Department and Pentagon officials have resumed discussions on how many American troops should remain after the current U.S.-led coalition ends its mission this year.


The decision to consider a small force, possibly less than 5,000 U.S. troops, reflects a belief among White House officials that Afghan security forces have evolved into a robust enough force to contain a still-potent Taliban-led insurgency. The small U.S. force that would remain could focus on counter-terrorism or training operations.


That belief, the officials say, is based partly on Afghanistan's surprisingly smooth election, which has won international praise for its high turnout, estimated at 60 percent of 12 million eligible votes, and the failure of Taliban militants to stage high-profile attacks that day.


The Obama administration has been looking at options for a possible residual U.S. force for months.


"The discussion is very much alive," said one U.S. official who asked not to be identified. "They're looking for additional options under 10,000" troops.


There are now about 33,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, down from 100,000 in 2011, when troop numbers peaked a decade into a conflict originally intended to deny al Qaeda sanctuary in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Of course, it would be peak irony if the next country Russia decides to destabilize is none other than its old "buddy" Afghanistan, which lately appears far more amicable toward the Kremlin than the White House. It certainly would be an additional egg in the face of US foreign policy if Aghaniitan - so critical to the US controlled heroin trade - were to show a return to some of its Taliban roots for which it is so well-known.


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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:28 | 4683225 ebworthen
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Fuck the U.S.

What the hell does that have to do with us?

We are an Imperialist Kleptoligarchy run by bankers and the military industrial complex; inhabited by sheep.


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:30 | 4683236 The Juggernaut
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The empire marches on... for now.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:32 | 4683245 Slave
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So glad I never joined the military. Would have just been a pawn for the NWO and possibly gotten killed...

Wanna fight for freedom? Join the militia.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:33 | 4683253 Say What Again
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BULLISH News for sure.  Should be good for another 10 point on ES

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:37 | 4683264 knukles
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How do you spell "Step all over your own dick and make it from bad to horrifically worse?"
I knew you all knew.
Nevermind that I asked...
Silly ass me... 


Mrs K just said "Oh great!  Sure will be fun to fight the Russians, somebody who actually knows what they're doing!" 


PSS  Somebodies need their fucking heads examined

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:39 | 4683291 McMolotov
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Uncle Sam is basically a playground bully who likes to beat up handicapped kids, and the minute he picks a fight with someone his size, he'll get his teeth kicked in.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:44 | 4683324 yrbmegr
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But you only know what they want you to know.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:48 | 4683340 idea_hamster
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Tyler mis-typed "Boobs."

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:00 | 4683344 Say What Again
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:01 | 4683393 Latina Lover
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I'll bet some of those soldiers will show up on the ground in the Ukraine.  Here we go again, USA, sending our young men and women to die for a bankster cause.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:06 | 4683429 Doubleguns
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Son of a Bitch!!! When is this going to stop. How many more trillions in debt will this take us. Clear to bankruptcy!!!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:11 | 4683459 yrad
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Come they told me
Pa rum pum pum pum
A new born King to see
Pa rum pum pum pum

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:13 | 4683472 nope-1004
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Son of a Bitch!!! When is this going to stop.

This is about USD reserve status.  Do you like Wall Street controlling the world finances?  If so, you support this war.  Now go die for a bankster, my fellow sheep.....

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:27 | 4683537 ZerOhead
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So the exercises are in response to the Ukrainian crisis... but which one?

Is it the crashing Ukrainian economy problem they hope to solve... or is it the flagrant disregard of those Russified Ukrainians in the East to stay and pay the banksters their pound of flesh for the money stolen by the oligarchs?

In any event someone better tell Bonesman Kerry that the Ukraine is a little south of where they are sending the reinforcements...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:41 | 4683612 rubiconsolutions
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It's time to have a frank conversation about the US military. Stop encouraging your children to join! STOP! Now! The military is no different than any other part of government. They've done a great job of marketing themselves as unique, special, "exceptional" when the fact is that they are simply another part of government. I say this as a Vietnam era vet who long ago shred my DD-214 and (not so)honorable discharge. I discouraged my children from joining and their friends and their friends friends. Worshiping the military has got to stop. Otherwise these kind of misadventures will continue and the US will keep sticking its damned nose into other people business while enriching the military-industrial complex including the body bag business.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:22 | 4683625 Say What Again
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You guys know that today's epic 3:30 ramp-a-thon will most likely take the ES to new all-time highs, right?
Have you got all your SPY Calls / VXX Puts in place?

15:22 UPDATE:

This can't be happening!  Someone is bidding up the VIX.  This needs to be investigated!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:55 | 4683639 john39
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generations of war propaganda films from hollywood leaves a mark.  blind subservience to the military industrial banker complex now is thought positively of as patriotism...  recall what the founding fathers said about standing armies.  very bad idea.  so much wisdom forgotten.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:00 | 4684358 Pairadimes
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The only good reason for sending these troops would have been to make sure that Biden shut his mouth and got back on the plane.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:14 | 4684390 Abi Normal
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Ain't that the truth!  Oh, the bankers will get their war, and it will be a dooooomzey one!  It's a good thing at least TPTB have their undergound bunkers at the ready.

Every day that goes by, the cracks keeps getting bigger, the crap keeps getting thicker!

If they wanna send troops over to Europe, enlist the pols kids first.  Let them be the first 600 to be cannon fodder for Pukin.

Tip for you all, there are no white hats in this thing, none!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:56 | 4683696 McMolotov
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My oldest kid is only a few months away from turning 13, and I've already told him and his siblings I don't want them anywhere near the military. My dad is a Vietnam vet, and he said the same thing to me around college application time when I started getting shit from West Point and the like.

As a side note, my kids probably know more about this mess in Ukraine than most Americans because, while they may not understand everything, they at least know about the fucking Nuland recording and the $5 billion.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:07 | 4683748 Doubleguns
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Its not the men and women in the military that want this. Its Ceasar and the congress. Put the blame where it belongs not on the patriots serving and willing to die for you to make such silly suggestions. Your wrong.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:19 | 4683800 SMG
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Ceasar and the Congress are just a puppet show.   The Bankster Oligarchs are the real power here.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:06 | 4683970 Unknown User
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“And above all, while defending our own vital interests, nuclear powers must avert those confrontations which bring an adversary to a choice of either a humiliating retreat or a nuclear war. To adopt that kind of course in the nuclear age would be evidence only of the bankruptcy of our policy – or of a collective death-wish for the world.” - JFK


Are we at DEFCON 1 yet?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:35 | 4684087 Flux
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This is more doom porn.

Ignore it.

Follow the money.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:46 | 4684315 Colonel Klink
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President peace prize hard at work bringing whirled peas.  Eat'em bitches!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:11 | 4685329 ebworthen
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Capitan Amurika says "buy".

And invest in pine coffins.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:40 | 4683902 rubiconsolutions
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"Its not the men and women in the military that want this."

That's a bunch of horseshit. By saying that it attempts to relieve people of personal responsibility. It's precisely the kind of thing that was said at the Nuremberg trials by people who should have known better. It isn't Caesar (I presume you mean Obama) or congress that pull the triggers and drop the bombs that have killed millions of innocent people in sovereign countries. These people aren't patriots because if they were they'd be protecting us here by stopping TSA from raping and assaulting tens of thousands of travelers each and every day. I'm sick and tired of giving those that are ACTUALLY responsible for killing a break. I'm one of those people that participated in the whole Vietnam debacle and it wasn't until I returned in 1999-2000 for a few month to help with de-mining operation that my eyes were opened. And I'm the first one to admit I was not, NOT a patriot. More like puppet.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:48 | 4684128 Zero Point
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Applause to you Rubicon. Great post.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 19:33 | 4684637 NuckingFuts
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+ Well said.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:23 | 4685050 European American
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I never thought there would be a day that I would say this, well, I could have said it sometime since a little before 9/11, but to be quite frank, I don't care if all 600 come home in body bags. If they, the 600, the military mindset (strung out on PsyOps/steroids/alcohol/SSSS/power tripping/violence, anger, etc., etc., etc., ad nauseam) were here, in the US, they'd probably be working for one of the Gov Agencies, like BLM, strategizing their next move to SWAT out hundreds, thousands of law abiding American citizens, when the "Great Land Grab" goes into overdrive.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:22 | 4685473 BringOnTheAsteroid
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Rubicon, you are in the prime position then to tell us how the fuck you can manipulate someone to go to a jungle on the other side of the world and experience living hell and most likely a terrible death far from your loved ones. With all due respects mate, how can you have been so dumb. We get a once in eternity chance to experience this amazing thing called consciousness on this tiny blue marble of a planet. This is a serious question brother. How the fuck did they get into your head. Once you can articulate this then I assume you will understand why the current generation go to Iraq and Afganistan to have their limbs blown off.

The incredible power that the sheep actually have over the wolves if only for lack of cunning. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:47 | 4683926 r00t61
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If you join the Mob, and the Mob Don tells you to go break some shopkeeper's legs for not paying his protection money, do you bear any of the blame?  Or were you just "following orders?"


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:16 | 4684806 rubiconsolutions
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r00t61 - Another analogy: Since U.S. soldiers were invaders, not defenders, they are guilty of murdering everyone that died at their hands in Iraq and Afghanistan and Vietnam. And please don’t tell me that they killed in self-defense. That is like an armed robber breaking into your house and then when you point your gun at him he kills you and claims that he did it in self-defense.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:29 | 4686049 Doubleguns
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Apparently we should just sit on our ass when terriorists come calling to America according to many. No retaliation etc....just sit on our ass and die. 3000 some jumping to thier deaths to avoid the fire. Yep thats a great solution. We went to afganistan for a good reason and Ceasar and the congress turned it into a disaster along with their Ceasar. 


You might as well blame the military complex that builds those weapons too, the construction workers that build those factories, the stupid tax payers that foot the bill for this killing too. YOU are one of those aren't you. Please dont even attempt to blame the soldiers any more than you blame the tax payer paying for this crap that Congress and Ceasar push upon both of them. Have you stopped paying your taxes, disobeyed that order to pay your taxes. Nope cuz you would go to jail. If you have become so enlightened why have you not refused to pay for the killing and hiring others to do it for you.  Your shame and guilt is yours Rubicon not the soldiers or tax payers. Yours. 

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:40 | 4687662 Grimnir
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Ignoring for a minute that you are actually stupid enough to believe the obviously horseshit official story of 9/11 that anyone who does 5 minutes of research can figure out is a pack of lies...

You just admitted yourself that people pay taxes because they don't want to go to jail. Who enforces this putting of people in jail? What happens if we resist going to jail? They'll shoot us for resisting arrest and take our money anyway. The taxpayers are coerced. The police and military are not. They choose to join, knowing exactly what they are getting into. If anybody willingly gives their time and money to support the troops' killing, then yes they are just as guilty. For the rest of us who are forced into giving money by the same organization that employs these killers.

People like you who perpetuate this myth of the military being heroes are the problem. All it takes is one day in a base town or a soldier bar to see that the troops are not the models of virtue we pretend them to be.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:23 | 4688438 Doubleguns
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Your argument about choice indicates you are stuck here and can not leave. You chose to remain here and pay the tax. You could leave for any other country you wish. No one is forcing you to pay the tax. You choose that. You are just as complicant as every one else except you claim that if folks join the military they choose to attack some country in the middle east. They join to serve their country. The fact that the country sends them off to be Ceasars attack dog is Ceasars fault. If they do not go they GO TO JAIL. The same thing YOUR  afraid of when it comes to buying Ceasars drones. You bought the drones willingly or you would have left. 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:15 | 4684025 Omen IV
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"reflects a belief among White House officials that Afghan security forces have evolved into a robust enough force to contain a still-potent Taliban-led insurgency."

They said the same thing about the South Viet Military in 65'

end game: Ho Ho Ho Chi Min!


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:11 | 4685182 Andre
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"Worshipping the military" stopped as a practial matter years ago when it went "all-volunteer". Yes, they still push it, but most kids stay out - if they can.

Think aout how convenient it is the job creation and employment stats for 18 - 24 year olds is so poor. Just wanting to get out of the parents' house creates a huge incentive. 

And if that's not good enough, they will draft them.

Sad fact is, the US armed forces are basically a colonial force. Tactics, logistics, training, and equipment are predicated on fighting a vastly inferior force. Armed conflict with another "first world" country bids fair to be...


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:22 | 4685368 gonetogalt
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I'm pretty much in favor of reinstating the draft for two reasons:

1) Most importantly, to get more pissed off patriots with military training back into the civilian population. (Go Militia!!!)

2) A more broadly based pool of citizens who question the kool-aid, energized by little Johnny who may be deployed next.

 (a lot of the public pressure contributing to the end of the USSR was plain old anti-war protests over the amount of body bags coming back from Afganistan, the babaluskas had had it)

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:41 | 4685583 Rusty Loads
Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:43 | 4683621 TeamDepends
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And Keynesian Slim is Commander and Chief!!!  GOD HELP US

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:05 | 4683741 Bastiat
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Slim just does whatever he's told when he hears the cattle prod arcing behind his ass.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:23 | 4684835 American Dreams
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Right before he says "give it to me, OH YES! please give it to me".

Know your enemy


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:19 | 4684040 Mesquite
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Or is it the big energy companies that planned to mess around there.. (And as always the banksters, and mic..)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:20 | 4684230 PT
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Military Exercise ?  Oh yes, I see.  Let me have a try:

"No officer, I wasn't speeding.  Me and the motorbike were just on a training exercise."
"Oh, we're not really robbing this bank.  It's just a training exercise."
"Stop worrying Mr salesman.  I didn't steal the Ferrari and I'm not doing burn-outs and snakeys.  This is just a training exercise."
"Don't worry luv, I'm not really putting my hand up your skirt and taking your clothes off.  It's just a training exercise.  Just wait a little while longer and I'll have one last "troop surge" and then I'll pull out."



Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:27 | 4684253 PT
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You gotta let me have the troop surge, otherwise I can't pull out.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:27 | 4683533 Lore
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In the interest of reciprocity, maybe Russia should hold an exercise in Canada and Mexico, built around a scenario like, say, the annexation of Quebec. (Please!) 

When was Afghanistan ever a "war?"  The correct term is OCCUPATION.

On the matter of "training," what kind of job requires TEN YEARS OF TRAINING?  Are they trying to turn every single sheep herder into a UNITED NATIONS CLIMATE SCIENTIST?  If they need sales clerks and security guards, send some of our unemployed basement dwellers.  Call it an international exchange program.  No need to involve the military at all.  Picture the savings!

If they really want Al Qaeda out of Afghanistan, simply remove all those tourists from Langley, West Virginia, and let locals finish burning the poppy crops, which after all is what started this whole godforsaken debacle in the first place.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:51 | 4683665 disabledvet
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we invade them next.

thanks for reminding us that borders are meaningless President Putin!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:25 | 4685211 TungstenBars
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You were disabled serving the american banksters (and creating more danger to americans) and you still defend them. wtf

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:06 | 4683747 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Russia spent a decade in Afghanistan killing brown people. Why did they invade?

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 09:59 | 4700901 Cap Matifou
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The withdrawal from Afghanistan turns into a logistical nightmare

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:08 | 4685161 HardAssets
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Their dumbass parents should stop allowing their young, soft heads to be filled with all the bullshit.

Those poor stupid muthers likely have no idea they're commanded by banksters and going to protect a bogus, Nazi backed regime. They probably don't know 'their government' backs Al Qaeda in Syria and are arming them with shoulder fired anti-air missiles.

How many of them know that Kissinger called them 'dumb stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy' ?

Some people prefer 'action' to thinking. The lack of real thinking is the greatest threat to human survival.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:19 | 4683501 Headbanger
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But then there's always ALGOL and FORTH.

And the ultimate..   APL! 

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:30 | 4683552 Say What Again
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I started out the post using a LISP program, but realized it would be too difficult to follow for most people.  I then thought about using PIG, but, well you know.  Then I thought about using SED.  After a few stiff drinks, I decided to use the generic pascal format.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:34 | 4683574 Headbanger
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I forgot about LISP..  

That used to be a very high paying gig..

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:39 | 4683598 Say What Again
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You got that right.  I made so much money at my LISP consulting jobs that I could retire and start my own hedge fund. 

Now you know the secret syndicate that is driving all the volume in this market.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:48 | 4683647 Headbanger
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Same here with other skill set that helped me create the MMI fund

Which stands for  "Me, Myself & "

But I miss those good old days..

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:55 | 4683694 Say What Again
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I like the way all of your your animated icons from each post are in sync.  How did you do that?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:23 | 4683793 Headbanger
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Ummmm..   I developed a Syncronic Hyper Internet Terminal (S.H.I.T) running stripped down real time VMS OS and programmed in SNOBOL linked with a Python signal processing library.

You think I'm kidding!!?

And while we're at it..  Do you know where the name "Windows New Technology" (WNT) really came from?

Hint: Think where "HAL" came from but go the other way.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:24 | 4683818 Say What Again
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That's a trick question, right?  "Windows" & "New" are not allowed in the same sentence.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:29 | 4683847 Headbanger
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No it's not... 

OK..  One of, or THE chief VMS dude went to Microsquish when DEC was looking doomed and ported VMS to the Intel processor and jokingly called it "WNT" as in "V+1, M+1, S+1" as "HAL" is well known as "I-1, B-1, M-1"

But the fucking numb nuts at Microsquish didn't get the joke and scrambled to make up a name matching "WNT" ... 

I kid thee not!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:33 | 4684266 Fiat Currency
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His name was David Cutler

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:29 | 4684432 Kayman
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Say What Again

Don't forget your punchcards.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:22 | 4685204 Dickweed Wang
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i had a LISP and had it taken care of at speech therapy.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:23 | 4685208 Dickweed Wang
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I started out the post using a LISP program, but realized it would be too difficult to follow for most people.

i had a LISP and had it taken care of at speech therapy.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:44 | 4683628 yrbmegr
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I just threw up a little in my mouth.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:46 | 4683634 cougar_w
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Yeah she's a great gal. Fun to be around. Easy to have sex with.

Oh but don't ever tell her she's little. She really hates that.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:52 | 4683674 disabledvet
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how about stupid?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:24 | 4683526 Citxmech
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That could also be the basis for a mean drinking game.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:31 | 4683556 Headbanger
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Dead bug...

With Flaming 261's

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:47 | 4683641 Raging Debate
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SayWhatAgain - Very funny ;/D

If insanity worldwide = or > evolutiom cycle (buy gold and pray)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:50 | 4683655 Headbanger
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No no no...   "buy all the guns, ammo and reloading gear you can get... and pray!"

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:03 | 4683732 Raging Debate
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SayWhatAgain - Very funny ;/D

If insanity worldwide = or > evolutiom cycle (buy gold and pray)

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:42 | 4683907 LawsofPhysics
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< sigh > most will not understand the true meaning of this post (and language).

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:51 | 4683946 giggler321
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>>I just finished a new and improved program for an HFT client.

Syntax error at line 1 - what now?

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 03:00 | 4685662 ebear
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Here's one for the Fed!


10 Print

20 Go to 10

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:51 | 4683355 john39
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I would agree with that statement...  and it appears that they want a real war, and all the destruction it will bring... for the U.S. and Russia to mutually destroy each other?  why? so a new power can rise...   

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:02 | 4683404 McMolotov
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War is the mother of all distractions. And based on the fact that the US government is practically salivating for war, I expect things to completely go to shit in the near future on the domestic front. A new war would provide not just a distraction, but also a convenient scapegoat.

It's looking more and more like Putin will be the new Bin Laden / Emmanuel Goldstein.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:09 | 4683451 LynRobison
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And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:17 | 4683477 Ignatius
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I watched All Quiet on the Western Front (1930/Lew Ayers) again last night.

Haunting scene of the regiment marching away in rows with each looking back one at a time with longing and which I interpret as at those that sent them.  Insanity, defending the privilege of the oligarchs and the generally ignorant who send and encourage them.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:29 | 4683550 Citxmech
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"Paths of Glory" is another good one.  

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:40 | 4683604 Ignatius
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Great film.  Kubrick, of course.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:49 | 4683650 john39
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Full Metal Jacket...  another great exploration on how the system dehumanizes and programs young people to kill and serve the machine.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:36 | 4683887 Headbanger
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Yeah... But it was a lot more fun back then!

Got some lighter fluid?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:24 | 4685053 Freddie
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Confessions of an Economic Hitman

Talks about the whole corrupt USSA economic system.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:32 | 4683865 Global Hunter
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Paths of Glory should be required viewing for all the sheeple.  I haven't been able to bring myself to watch it again the past few years but it had a deep impact on me at the time I first saw it, Kubrick was on a mission to show war and humanity for what it was (upper classes terrorizing their own working class men to movitvate them to fight).

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:02 | 4683985 Rakshas
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Contemporary philosophy has been my thing for the past few days.........

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:42 | 4683910 Rusty Loads
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Same here…weird!!!  I haven’t watched a movie in months then this week I watch four in a row.  I watched “All Quite on the Western Front” last night on Amazon Prime.  Night before last watched “The Matrix” for the tenth time.  Night before that I watched “Collapse”… RIP MCR.  Night before that I watched “Captain America:  Winter Soldier” in 3D.


Day before that I reread “War is a Racket”.   Fuck I must be picking up on something in the  aether.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:00 | 4683981 McMolotov
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Pretty funny, I have "Aguirre, the Wrath of God" and "Apocalypse Now" checked out from the library, so let's hope we're not picking up on something in the aether.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:40 | 4684098 Mesquite
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Anybody have a recipe for cockroaches (survivors)..??


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:56 | 4684348 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Anybody have a recipe for cockroaches (survivors)..??

Not necessary. Cockroaches can't read and they don't cook. They won't need our help, though, as they'll have plenty to feast upon.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:52 | 4685502 mccvilb
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"But you only know what they want you to know."

No mention of the former police chief who had his throat slit on camera; instead the BBC runs this story which sounds like it was retribution. Who the hell knows what the truth is now? But that's the plan, isn't it - obstruct, obscure, obfuscate.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:15 | 4683483 Drifter
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I'm tired of waiting around, I hope this cold war 2.0 turns hot, let's get it on.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:16 | 4684220 Lore
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That was very sheeplish.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 00:47 | 4685506 Drifter
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What? You want this psychopathically evil US govt to go on and on and on, when Russia, the only power humanly capable of ending it, might just have a solid reason for doing it?

What's this "take down the evil govt but save us" attitude? Why should you me any of us be saved when we allowed it to get psychopathically evil?

Yea, if the nuke that takes out DC takes me out too, ok, get on with it.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:56 | 4684155 Wahooo
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The playground bully was taken out in Vietnam, kicked in the gut in Somalia, then ass-raped in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Egypt. Russia will only deal us the fatal blow.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:13 | 4685186 Buck Johnson
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Exactly, we are pushing this for what?  To start a war with another nuclear power?  Whoever gave Obama this advice is working against him not for him, you don't see alot of republicans or democrats running out their and cheering do you.  Because one group (democrats) know that this was a trap that he fell into and the other (republicans) know that he fell into a trap.  So they will wait until he gets egg all over his face and or makes a major disaster and then they will blame him.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:40 | 4683294 Dr. Engali
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PSS  Somebodies need their fucking heads blown off.



There fixed that for you.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:55 | 4683691 Greenskeeper_Carl
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no shit. why can't they just leave it alone, and leave us the fuck out of it. stop all the sabre rattling before this all blows up

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:57 | 4683700 RafterManFMJ
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...belief among White House officials that Afghan security forces have evolved into a robust enough force to contain a still-potent Taliban-led insurgency.

LOL who writes this shit? Afghanistan falls to the Taliban by 2016.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:19 | 4684041 MarkAntony
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This business will get out of control...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:43 | 4684301 Bangin7GramRocks
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Is Mrs. K on her way over with a gun in hand?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:36 | 4683275 sleigher
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I said the same thing til I tried to join.  I automatically assumed any 'militia' would want people to join them.  All I heard was 'we have people to do that', afetr they asked what I would do for them if I joined.  

Maybe some militia are different than others. It appears for the militia out there, they won't be 'The' militia when the SHTF.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:21 | 4683508 pods
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Remember there are two kinds of militias. Organized and unorganized.

You just fall into the latter camp, that's all.


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:54 | 4684340 sleigher
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You're right.  I did join but basically only to do weekend excercises once a month.  That is all they do so...  I will just make sure I am prepared for whatever.  That is all anyone can do anyways.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:31 | 4683858 Urban Redneck
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Just because you didn't join the military does NOT mean you haven't been a pawn for the NWO.

In fact, if you breathe air you have been, and probably still are, an NWO pawn. (but the alternative is really FUGLY...).

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:25 | 4684243 AreaMan
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Unless your completely off the grid and completely self sustaining. You are a pawn for the NWO.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:25 | 4684244 AreaMan
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Unless your completely off the grid and completely self sustaining. You are a pawn for the NWO.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 17:22 | 4684236 AreaMan
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So funny all of you clowns sayig "Fuck the US" and "Sure am glad im not in the military"..... NO no no... FUCK YOU. Your responsibility to the military is to prevent politicians from creating scenarios like this.. But you never do. If the citizens held the govt accountable none of this would be an issue. but you dont, you sit there and whine like a little bitch and say "Fuck the US" as you head o 7/11 for another pizza stick and slushy. A resounding FUCK YOU. Is in order. Last time i checked the border wasnt secure so you can exit anytime you like. It being so bad here and all.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:39 | 4684460 Overfed
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Yeah. Getting our choice of bought and paid for politicians has been a real pathway to accountability.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:53 | 4684948 AreaMan
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Cry me a river... because these are the first corrupt politicians in the history of the world. And theres nothing that can be done.

These people have an interesting idea.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:17 | 4685347 ebworthen
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Prevent politicians from creating scenarios like this how?  Voting Democrat?  Voting Republican?  How would that make one whit of a difference?

And where is the noble, gloried, storied, perpetually vaunted U.S. Military in fulfilling their oath to defend the Constitution? 

Why...they appear to be complacently spying on their own citizens and guarding oil and poppy fields half a world away for the MIC.

When are those in the military going to grow a set and do something for the nation besides serving as gophers for the banks and military industrial complex?

I don't want to see one more coffin come home from pursuing some pointless war overseas, how about you?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:50 | 4685430 Real Estate Geek
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I wonder why so many top military officers have been cashiered over the last few years.  I don't think it would be an exaggeration to characterize it as a purge.

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 02:11 | 4685616 Socratic Dog
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Purge?  Might be an idea to get rid of a few more of the fuckers.  Like, about 90%.  Then we might just end up with a decent military.

Not that I have any fucking idea why we need a decent military.  Or any other bloody military.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:32 | 4683249 Headbanger
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Oh fuck!!

Not again!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:41 | 4683303 Sudden Debt
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Don't worry, it are just 600 instructors like they send to vietnam before the war.
And it took months before the real war started.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:55 | 4683370 Divided States ...
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I was gonna say that too about military 'exercises'...except i was going to say how Germany did the same thing in Austria prior to WWII.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:35 | 4683267 McMolotov
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The empire is bleeding out and crawling along on its belly at this point.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:38 | 4683285 Dr. Engali
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Just like the wounded snake that it is.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:05 | 4683408 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Someday soon it will have too many foreign and domestic enemies to subvert and spy upon and not enough value in the USD to hire more goons.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:48 | 4683642 cougar_w
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Don't act too pleased. Wounded is when the beast gets dangerous.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:57 | 4683381 Soul Glow
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The empire marches on... for now.

Looks like it is limping to me.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:33 | 4683252 LawsofPhysics
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Full frontal fascism/kleptocracy, if the average 'merican actually understood what things like integrity, accountability, sovereignty, and self-determination were, they might see this for what it is.

Nope, SNAP cards for everyone!!!

For those with real incomes, more financial "products" of mass destruction await..

tick fucking tock...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:37 | 4683279 Two-bits
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Everyone knows the Ukraine puppet government is on the US payroll.  The TOTUS won't admit it.  Now Lavarov is calling America out to take responsibility:

"Before putting forth ultimatums to us, demanding fulfillment of something within two-three days or otherwise be threatened with sanctions, we would urgently call on our American partners to fully recognize responsibility for those whom they brought to power and whom they are trying to shield, closing their eyes to the outrages created by this regime and by the fighters on whom this regime leans," Lavrov told a news conference.

Full article here.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:49 | 4683346 nevadan
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I wonder if there is a rule against awarding the Nobel Peace Price to the same person twice.  Insanity.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:01 | 4683395 onthesquare
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does this mean they will want all that, slightly used stuff, they gave to the police departments back so to use in Ukraine?


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:12 | 4683464 kurt
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Nope that's to kill you one neighborhood at a time.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:38 | 4683284 holmes
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Not happy about this shit. I just hope McWarmonger and a few of his pals are in the front lines.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:40 | 4683299 McMolotov
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Never happen. The fuckers will be safely ensconced in a mountain when the missiles fly.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:40 | 4683296 williambanzai7
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:41 | 4683302 Dr. Engali
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You're going to need a bigger map.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:45 | 4683325 Soul Glow
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Moar spy programs!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:56 | 4683380 Say What Again
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Mr. B,

Looks good!  Now can you do a map of their brains? You know, like those scans you see on the TV specials showing the parts of the brain that light up under certain stimulus. 

... Whats that?

Oh you're right.  It would be one large black spot.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:41 | 4684110 Tengri Temujin
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In the old days the Astrakhan cap (same one Karzai wears all the time and the old Soviet leaders had it on too) was the sign of being the BOSS.  Now I think that blond Tymoshenko wig weave is the thing to wear LOL.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 22:10 | 4685177 Spumoni
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Map - he'll need a bigger planet.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:47 | 4683337 yrbmegr
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The "Happy Easter Crisis" picture is horrifying.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:06 | 4683434 williambanzai7
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:42 | 4683318 intotheblack
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This is madness, says the helpful Persian. THIS. IS. AMERICA. says Biden as he attempts to kick us into a well or something.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:52 | 4683948 King_Julian
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You've got this backwards. The Persians were the superpower aggressor of that age. Someone needs to kick our "peaceful" emissary down a well. Being willing and able to wage war to protect your own freedom is a good and noble thing.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:15 | 4684027 Chaos_Theory
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Unless you're keeping Messanian helots...

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:47 | 4683331 MFL8240
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It has to do with a cover up of the Federal Reserve and these fucking gangsters on Wall Street and in DC and what they have done to our economy and our dollar!!  We are close to losing the dollar as the reserve currency and they would rather kill a bunch of young people in America rather than dismantle this fraudulent banking cartel!  Other than that, is has nothing to do with the US.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:10 | 4683452 kurt
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We are being brought down from within. Dummies!

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:46 | 4683334 mtndds
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DOW 20,000!!!  

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:53 | 4683362 Payne
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600 troops that do no speak the language ?  They can cause more harm than good.  Do the Wall Street Bankers think they can profit from a European War ?  Maybe so !  Tie up Putin and Europe in one big bundle while we sell troops and supplies to a broke EU.  Hmmm, how does that work ?

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:55 | 4683371 onthesquare
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The only thing dumber than a US soldier going to battle in east Europe is a NATO jughead following his stupid ass.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 13:59 | 4683378 tony wilson
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you are  wrong soldier

you just cante handle der biden trooth

we can win this

you just gotta have sum beliefs

lets roll



sempa fido

with beliefs you can be

your own personal seal team 6

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:00 | 4683390 Shad_ow
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NO!  Not "F*** the U.S."  F*** the idiots who are putting us in peril for their own egos and enrichment.

Tue, 04/22/2014 - 15:41 | 4683903 Headbanger
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Same As It Ever Was!


Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:08 | 4683445 kurt
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Tue, 04/22/2014 - 14:15 | 4683481 icanhasbailout
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I put up an article this morning, "Insane in the Ukraine" (I couldn't resist the title). I think I make a pretty good case that Obama-Kerry is desperately trying to ignite a war. But why?

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