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Obama Assisted By Merkel In Explaining The Russian "Costs" - Live Webcast

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Two months after Obama first mentioned the "costs" to Putin should he continue to do what the Russian leader has been doing for, well, the past two months, namely copycatting how the US would act if in the exact same situation, Obama today will be assisted by Germany's Angela Merkel on her first visit to D.C. in three years, to further reinforce the US deterrence idea of "costs" (perhaps to Germany in the form of a third of its gas imports being cut off?), just in case Obama alone can't handle Putin. Somehow we doubt Russia will pay much attention - after all it has been revealed time and again that Russia has all the trump cards.


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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:56 | 4720484 Xibalba
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bets on how late he's gonna be?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:01 | 4720511 RacerX
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I'll take the over.. whatever it is.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:07 | 4720544 pelican
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Will we get another selfie?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:12 | 4720565 old naughty
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She will get the Peace prize this time.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:12 | 4720569 Slave
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What a fag.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:13 | 4720573 Xibalba
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lying through his teeth here...what's new? 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:19 | 4720600 Pladizow
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She looks like Hitlary's fat more femanine sister!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:28 | 4720637 linniepar
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Oh, and by zee way. May vee have our gold backz?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:32 | 4720651 knukles
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Told, to much dismissive and degregating comments, my Progressive friends that this Obie Administration was going to be the clusterfuck of the century, for the Man, His Messiah, was a Community Organizer meaning all he does and will do is talk talk talk talk.

Et Voila!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:40 | 4720685 fonzannoon
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Did this fuckin guy Obama just get asked about Snowden and spying on Merkel and he just completely answered a different question?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:52 | 4720738 tarsubil
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The word you're looking for is "lied".

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:36 | 4720917 franzpick
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Fainting women and bathouse boys are looking for the selfie of the dick with ears.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:40 | 4720941 thamnosma
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Loved those fainting women.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:53 | 4720737 swmnguy
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I also warned all my Progressive friends.  I started in May, 2008, when I read Obama was getting more in campaign contributions from the Finance sector than either McCain or Mrs. Clinton (who was still in the race at the time).  That told me that the Finance sector was collapsing and had pre-arranged the bailout that continues full-steam today.  For that I was called either a Fox Viewer or an America-Hater with Bush Derangement Syndrome, because obviously nothing was wrong with the US Finance sector in May 2008. 

Then in late September 2008, when both Obama and McCain promised, if elected, to appoint as Secretary of the Treasury one Timothy Franz Geithner, I reiterated to those who would listen that the fix was in.  And again with the appontments of Rahm Emanuel, Hilary Clinton, Eric Holder/Lanny Breuer, and the rest of the Deep State gang.  Obama never has been a "Progressive," never mind a "Socialist," "Communist," or for that matter, not even a "Liberal."  He's a corporatist like all the rest of them.  The differences are only in the patter they serve up to pander to their various constituencies.

I've more or less kept my opinions to myself since then.  Most Americans are so conditioned to react to the label on the packaging that they don't notice that it's all the same shit sandwich inside, made in the same factory from the same ingredients.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:28 | 4720879 drendebe10
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As always, right on  cue.... whenever liberal progressive democraps are confronted with facts,  their knee jerk reflex response is an ignorant ad hominem attack....

Q:  How many democraps does it take to change a light bulb?

A.  That's not funny and you're a racist...


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:39 | 4720937 swmnguy
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You're right (and the joke is funny), but you're leaving out some idiots.  As I recall quite clearly from the moment in 2003 when the process of refinancing the tiny little house I had at the time led me to realize we were in a massive housing bubble that would collapse with bad results for the whole economy.  I was told I had "Bush Derangement Syndrome" and I "Hated America," "Hated Free Markets," "Hated the Ownership Society," and "wanted everybody to live in state-issued, section 8-paid, concrete apartments, Comrade."

I'd broaden out the targets of scorn here, to include all Americans who receive their knowledge and opinions from outside sources, and whose desire to pick a team and root loyally outweighs their need to understand what is happening and why.  If you won't acknowledge faults even among those with whom you tend to agree, and only see faults in those with whom you tend not to agree, you're not a critical thinker.  Critical thinkers are unwelcome in all hives, not just the hive of "liberal progressive democraps."  I haven't seen much EEG action from the hive of "conservative knuckle-dragging repukes," or however the vernacular would have it, either.

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 00:49 | 4725254 Prisoners_dilemna
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"Critical thinkers are unwelcome in all hives"

What about the ZH hive?!?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:45 | 4720963 11b40
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Still stuck on stupid?  Playing left/right games?  Pavlov's dog syndrom.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:36 | 4720913 Xibalba
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They make it about abortion or gay marriage because they know it enflames passions.  To quote from the script "(The people) ...without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light".   Aside from that, it's different faces on a multi-headed beast.  

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:51 | 4721557 Luckhasit
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Amen. You wouldn't believe the flak i get in telling people that Obama is the problem and enemy not a solution.  The red and blue team are on the exact same fuckin sides.  They look at me like I'm crazy.  Now I stay silent. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:42 | 4720696 Mitzibitzi
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"There's a bit of a problem with that one. Don't worry, it's safe... you can see it through the bars, look. But, as you can see, this door needs two keys to open. We've got one, no problem there. But the other one was last signed out by... let me see, here... can't read the handwriting... does that say Damon or Domon? Demon, maybe? Anyway, whoever this guy is, he's got the other one. Soon as he turns back up with it, we'll be happy to open her right up and you can get your tung.... sorry... slip of the tongue, there. Had a late night. Yeah... you can have your gold..... what was that? The other door in the back wall of the vault. No idea where that goes. We've tried to open it but no-one around here seems to have a key for it. Maybe this Damon guy knows?"

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:25 | 4720623 Unknown User
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From the prospective of Obama in Wonderland, Putin is insane.  

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:33 | 4720656 knukles
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From the perspective of Putin in Reality, Obama is an Incompetent, Impotent, Narcissistic Fool, aka, The Boy King

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:42 | 4720695 rocker
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Bambi just doesn't get it.  What a ass.  What if Putin says were taking over the space station. Get your guy out in X hours or we kick him out.

What if, Putin tells Europe freeze next winter.  What if Putin makes deals with North Korea, Georgia, Turkey, Iran and China.

What if America stays out of something that is NOT our business.  It's not like Putin is asking for Alaska back.

Too Many What If's and bad ideas from Bambi. the only thing he has are the repukes who are pushing him into this catch22.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:23 | 4720856 franzpick
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Putin has to compromise on transporting u.s. asronauts to the ISS: agree to take them up and then maybe revoke their re-entry permits.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:50 | 4720986 11b40
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I bet there are some very interesting conversations taking place in the space station.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:30 | 4720886 drendebe10
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... aka fudge packer in chief....

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:52 | 4720740 sunnydays
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LOved the NSA questions.  Merkel did not appear happy.  

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:15 | 4720583 El Vaquero
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He just wanted to cuddle.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:23 | 4720617 bobnoxy
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Wrong. Fags have balls.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:44 | 4720701 HardAssets
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If an article features a politician or govt 'statistics', . . .  ignore it. Do not bother to read it.

You knew it was b.s. when you read the title. They always lie. See how much time you saved ?   :)

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:01 | 4721597 claus
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She ain't black enough to get it.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:01 | 4720513 Pladizow
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Looked quickly and read, "Obama Assasinated by Merkel."

How cool would that be?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:17 | 4720589 El Vaquero
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You think that Frauenstein Merkel could wield a machete?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:50 | 4720731 Squid Viscous
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remember when the market used to go down every time Obozo opened his gay, lying pie-hole? what happened?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:02 | 4720524 Oh regional Indian
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this ladies and gentlemen will be the 4th reich addressing.....

let neither sex, nor colour nor any appearence tell you otherwise.

The pinnacle of the paperclipping of Amerika. 

Do not miss the golden eagle, so equally beloved of both nations....

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:12 | 4720567 Continue With This
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You are so stupid and your blog is pathetic as shit.

Why do you peddle your shitty blog?


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:19 | 4720603 Spastica Rex
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Thanks for taking a moment out of your day to add to the quality conversation.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:30 | 4720645 Oh regional Indian
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I'm just blown away by the doublespeak.

Holy smoke and god or who/what ever help the world.

Hearts go out to the Afghanistanis? Bladfaced lie #1

Russian backed, Russian Backed, Russian BAcked....say it often enough, and it will stick, Bernays 101

Sheeple going Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.........rack!

What lies, aaargh....lead-ers....take us down.


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:25 | 4720862 Snidley Whipsnae
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ORI... About Afganistan since you mentioned it; Russia has granted US supply route to Afganistan through Russia. 

The other supply route is through Pakistan. 

Pakistanis are not too happy with US drone strikes on wedding parties, women, children, mosques, etc, so the Russian route is much more secure... right now.

Oblamer is not in the same league with Bernays.

Merkle has her own agenda and it will surface in time. I continue to believe that she will not throw Russian oil/gas to W Europe under the bus to stay onside with US. Obama is stepping into an empty elevator shaft while thinking he is approaching the first tee.

She knows how dangerous it is to anger a declining power.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:42 | 4720953 drendebe10
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... will they be selling tickets to see fudge packer in chief go splat @ bottom of elevator shaft.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:53 | 4721001 Oh regional Indian
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@SnidleyW : yes, like a game of pyramid chess....more dimensional thinking required in these weird times...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:40 | 4720687 optimator
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Welcome to the site, Continue With This, you've been here two weeks already.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:54 | 4721005 11b40
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Hopefully, long enough to realize when the sarc tag has been omitted.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:24 | 4720618 The Axe
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Waiting for Putin,s response...probably comes in the form of TANKS!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:50 | 4720725 ZH Snob
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it's just a television show.  the scripts have been written, the actors read their lines and the fiction takes life.  but not real life, of course, not one of truth but rather a frankenstein-like imitation.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:50 | 4720727 FightingtheFed
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I trust obama, the CIA, and the merry band of Jews promoting them more than Putin.. Whatever talking points the merry band of Jews hand obama is honest and true! The CIA and the US gov't are not involved.


And they are not spying on you either! Putin is just a bad character because he will not go quietly in the Central banks takeover of Kiev.. He should be ashamed.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:10 | 4720818 drendebe10
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..... and now more some vacuous lying gum flapping from the corrupt, arrogant narcissitic illegal alien indonesian kenyan socipathic fudge packer in chief....  break out the Charmin...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:57 | 4720491 Cattender
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Obumba is wise.. LOL!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:52 | 4720735 FightingtheFed
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I think I heard him using some of that Negro dialect which Harry Reid was speaking about...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:52 | 4720736 FightingtheFed
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I think I heard him using some of that Negro dialect which Harry Reid was speaking about...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:58 | 4720499 maskone909
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they brought in 7 extra teleprompters too. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:59 | 4720504 Ghordius
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patiently waiting. this will be very interesting

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:06 | 4720539 walküre
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Listen to Channel 3 .. in Esperanto!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:26 | 4720628 Ghordius
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Merkel does not look very happy, and Obama is again peddling that damn TTIP. blablabla... does he always ramble this way?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:54 | 4720746 intric8
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A lot of these politicians look like robots already. Like slaves, with eyes of compulsion upon them.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:00 | 4720506 Winston Churchill
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Missed Obozo's Daily Hate, not.
He really is a nasty little excuse for a human being.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:04 | 4720796 lakecity55
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Let's get real, he is a perverted, stupid sodomite with an IQ of 20.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:14 | 4720828 Winston Churchill
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Don't exaggerate.
It may be 40.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:01 | 4720517 Ribeye
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Russian missle, russian missile, russian missile, russian missile, 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:02 | 4720520 Kayman
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Obama to Putin, "Shoot me in the foot"

Putin to Obama, "OK" and he shoots off Obama's big toe.

Obama to Putin, "There you go. That's gonna cost you another bullet."

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:02 | 4720522 HamRove
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Obama coming back with a big bag of nothing.


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:05 | 4720525 Dr. Engali
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Come on Urkel, grow a pair and tell Zero to fuck off already. I mean we stole your gold and we eavesdrop on your conversations what do you have to lose?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:18 | 4720593 SHEEPFUKKER

Merkel: Dear O, can I have my German oligarch's gold back?

O: No....but maybe in 7 years if you join my side in WW3. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:22 | 4720614 Thermopylae
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 'we stole your gold'                

 "Dude, that was like 2 years ago"             /sarc-sarc


Please note that I added a double sarc tag - no malicious intent directed at the Doc

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:33 | 4720902 Snidley Whipsnae
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Doc... Urkel knows how dangerous it is to rile a super power that is in serious jams on multiple fronts.

She is playing her role pretty well considering her situation.

Patience... Perhaps she has been studying Chinese strategy?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:04 | 4720529 walküre
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Merkel, fuck off. Let Schroeder handle this. At least he's got the balls to tell the US to go where the sun don't shine!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:13 | 4720572 Continue With This
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Yes tovarisch komrade deustecherlander.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:04 | 4720531 Max Damage
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Go and fight yourself you twats

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:05 | 4720532 JuliaS
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I saw the thumbnail and through it was an Onion article. Expecting Obama to be crunching through the teleprompter feed with Merkel giving a silent "heil" at the end of each sentence.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:04 | 4720533 stant
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Awkward spelled in German?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:05 | 4720534 Guns N Metals
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Lights, camera, action!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:08 | 4720813 Oh regional Indian
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I thought you had writted "Ladies, Camera, Action" and thought that was apropos and funny.....


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:52 | 4722399 StychoKiller
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Been hangin' out with the SEC? :>D

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:05 | 4720535 Laughinggrizzley
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I wonder how many times we are going to hear "red line"?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:08 | 4720543 BrigstockBoy
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How much does the fact that they tapped into her phone play into Frau Merkel's mindset? Politics makes strange bedfellows.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:08 | 4720546 Global Hunter
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No Thank You I'm just leaving to the skatepark with my little baby girl (she sits in the stroller for now) I have no time in my life right now to listen to these violent psychopaths.  Fuck You Obomber

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:10 | 4720555 A_Nejad
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I think Obomo got a message from Merkel: "German companies say NEIN to any more sanctions and military shite"...He started by mentioning German and American businesses first.....hmmmm...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:11 | 4720563 Itchy and Scratchy
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2 fearless socialists/communists in action!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:14 | 4720574 smacker
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I suspect the joint press conference is just a façade to show a united front.

Merkel is really in Washington to articulate the unoffical German govt position to Obama.

She will be explaining to him that, whilst Germany will make all the necessary noises about sanctions and "costs" to Putin if he doesn't obey Western orders and lie down with his legs in the air, it will not actually do very much at all. German gas consumers, big German industrialists and car makers will see to that. She will hide her personal preference for the Russian model and Germany's discreet plans to draw Russia into the bankrupt EU at some time.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:29 | 4720643 agent default
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"plans to draw Russia into the bankrupt EU "

Yeah sure.  The Kremlin will become subordinate to Brussels and the likes of Barosso and Rompuy.  When hell freezes over.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:36 | 4720678 Ghordius
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subordinate? who is subordinate of whom, here in europe? are you subordinate of a club, when you join it? stop projecting your situation on others

Russia joining? utterly impossible as long as the UK is member

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:47 | 4720716 smacker
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It might only extend to a common trade arrangement, not unlike the Swiss have.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:20 | 4720575 Yen Cross
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     Fuck You ZERO!

  I don't know why Merkel bothers with an intrepreter... The NSA probably had her whole speech translated and scripted for the sheeple in advance.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:14 | 4720579 swass
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.... meanwhile, Obama is having her phone bugged.. The problem with being a woman is that you have a purse, which happens to be left in the other room.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:15 | 4720582 LawsofPhysics
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The did have a "representative government" asshat.  They don't now.

Turn off the gas already Putin.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:00 | 4720587 JustObserving
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You idiot, the Ukrainian government is an illegal one that came into power in an illegal putsch that you paid $5 billion for.

Why should Putin or anyone negotiate with an illegal government?

Merkel is totally owned by the USA due to NSA spying since 2002.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:18 | 4720592 ZeroPoint
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I guess this is what is required for Germany to get their gold back.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:18 | 4720596 intric8
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Im no fan of obozo believe you me, but sometimes i speculate about the hail and brimstone shitstorm we'd be in right now if Mccain were prez. Insane would have u.s. troops attacking russia on one front, and the u.s. taxpayer subsidized oil boys would be bringing up the rear, drilling holes across the siberian tundra before the area was even declared secure lulz

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:27 | 4720629 Dr. Engali
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You really think we aren't headed that direction? Here's a clue, there are no differences between the two sides. End of story.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:32 | 4720655 intric8
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indeed, different routes to the same fucked up destination. L or R they both serve their same zionist master

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:08 | 4721089 El Vaquero
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I think McCain would have gotten us there faster. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:06 | 4721079 Emergency Ward
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McCain would probably have his old war buddy Kerry for Sec of State.  Big difference, huh?

Like maybe McCain would occupy Afghanistan or topple Libya or bomb weddings?  Crazy stuff.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:33 | 4721246 Everybodys All ...
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What about Romney or did you miss that election? I don't give a damn about left or right but just curious as to why you skipped the last election?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 22:43 | 4722849 intric8
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I was all for Romney. Obozo pulled what i expected- he had his full neocon coming out party in his second term. Weasel.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:19 | 4720605 Itchy and Scratchy
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Me thinks Angela dusted off her old Stazi playbook for this one!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:19 | 4720606 Atomizer
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:34 | 4720646 Dr. Engali
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Because the fawning press love love love him and would gladly take a bullet for him.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:22 | 4720612 Bay of Pigs
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Barry still speaks and reads very well, even though he has no fucking idea what he's really talking about.

He is a bluffer and a fluffer.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:32 | 4720652 BeetleBailey
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...and a complete FUCKER....

Who is doing Frau Pickle's translation....sounds like some soft porn floozie....

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:24 | 4720621 the grateful un...
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Putin and the Russians are taking yet another beating. Having trump and calling trump are too different matters. the Russians have lost W Ukraine, and they are locked in a struggle to protect their interests in E Ukraine. Using leverage gained in energy trade agreements is hardly trump, its an act of desperation. The Russians held up the status quo in Syria, but Turkey is about to become much more pro-western. (cue the sound of Neocon applause, or Liberal Progressive Hegemony foreign policy wonks  making their tongues cluck together, they're pretty much the same thing)  Ukraine is all over but the shouting. western economic ideology is the new foreign policy, once the western banks are in charge their central bank takes charge of the (new globally tailored) policy. they make the appropriate deals (and concessions) in order to get hot money in exchange for cheap labor. (hot money is free, bernanke said so, and we will print all we want in order to win their hearts and minds and free their labor from socialsist constraints with socialist policies) if Putin could only created a competitive alternative (so far his gangster capitalism hasnt made much of a dent) the russians have technology, they lack the culture (the chinese have an even more barren cultural landscape) because the US is an entertainment empire, top supplier of media content, fashion, and urban vitality. the rest of the world is a cold dark place without the satellite feed to enlighten the pagan tribes. its all good, merkel and obama gloat

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:38 | 4720680 Peacen1k
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but Turkey is about to become much more pro-western


Please explain.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:53 | 4720743 homonohumanus
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Shortly put a new era will begin, matched with awesome soundtrack, you used to love spagghetti western, you will adore the newly produced shish kebab western.


Bollywood will never know where the blow was coming from :)

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:12 | 4721398 the grateful un...
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no doubt american culture softens the blow. the product is basically given away gratis, like an infomercial for the western central bankers.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:04 | 4721366 the grateful un...
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eastern europe is the new hot money (cheap labor) destination. the possibilities in china have been exhausted, time to find new manufacturing, hot money destinations, deregulated business zones where wall street can work their magic, (while the smog drifts over paris this time, and not the pacific) hitler only had half an idea how to deal with the Balkans, these fascists won't stop. and Al Qaeda is a prowestern terror group (like the SS?)  which is why obama gives them money. gosh dont you know anything?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:44 | 4720704 Zerozen
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"top supplier of media content"

i.e. porn

Something like 90% of the world's porn is filmed in SoCal and believe it or not it's an industry that is up there with Hollywood in terms of size.

The U.S.'s main exports are armaments, entertainment/media, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural/food products

i.e. peddlers of weapons, porn, drugs and GMO and junk foods.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:50 | 4720726 Victor999
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Turkey is already a member of NATO - how much more pro-Western can you get?


As for media content - yes it is pervasive unfortunately, yes it is controlled and censored, and yes it is shit.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:56 | 4721334 the grateful un...
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the leadership of Turkey is under SHIA law, which is the standard in the ME, mostly in places like Syria, and Iran, but in other countries as well. this is what the riots in Turkey are all about. yes they're prowestern (not nearly enough for some people) the struggle for Ukrainia is over, nothing to see here people

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:27 | 4720632 Goldbugger
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Wonder if Mercel is bringing her cell

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:29 | 4720639 Atomizer
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Um, and, the next step is to continue failed central planning. The goal is to force Russia to join the EU. But, all efforts to encourage Russia to open the door. Um, BIS has me pinned against the wall . Uhm, I'm just a assclown figurehead to deliver the message.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:31 | 4720649 comob
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So THIS is why she (Frau Merkel) blocked Snowden's upcoming Berlin appearance.

Also, retrieved from the memoryhole, please recall Obama's standing NO-vation when he was in Europe at the end of March?

Re: Obama's "There WILL be consequences" - yes there will and that is just what we are reaping for our hubris, international spying enabled by "american" (except when it comes to paying taxes) technology companies, and the overall uni-polar monomania of our foreign (empire) policy.


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:35 | 4720664 Atomizer
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Obama, what is not acceptable is giving a IMF loan under the US taxpayers expense. FUCK YOU CUNT! Lying Kenyan Nigger.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:41 | 4720691 homonohumanus
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Come on you are all bankrupted, and those who are not have taken vacation thanks to their tax return lol


Come in Europe to see what real taxes are, and then try to get used to it... it is coming your way soon lol

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:52 | 4720739 Atomizer
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You mean the VAT? When some dimwit pours you a glass of water. LOL.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:34 | 4720665 buzzsaw99
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god he's an idiot. not a fake one, a real one.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:35 | 4720670 observer007
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Ukraine close to civil war.


Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian helicopters on Friday, killing two crew members, while Moscow accused Kiev of wrecking hopes of peace by launching a "criminal" assault to retake the separatist-held town of Sloviansk. I


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:35 | 4720675 teslaberry
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you just cannot get a better liar-in-thief than an american president. oligarchs get hard when obama does such a good job performing for them. 


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:42 | 4720692 optimator
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"Ich bin ein Vashintoner".

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:48 | 4720718 Atomizer
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Eric Holder should receive the death penalty. Follow the constitutional  laws regarding NSA. State why Merk cannot retrieve her phone data under FOIA?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:53 | 4720744 message2gowri
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We have Lot of Printer JOB numbers on our Labor Union Report....Who is hiring Secretly!! 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:56 | 4720749 topshelfstuff
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Angela's jacket actually fits. Has anyone else felt that all other appearances she made was wearing a jacket that seemed to be too small .... Obama said Germany is on Top of our list of friends. Will this require some explanation to Israel ["Israel is America's #1 priority"], and the UK ... another "Our closest ally"

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:07 | 4720809 NuYawkFrankie
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re Angela's jacket actually fits..

- fits a rhinoceros

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:03 | 4720787 Yen Cross
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   It's ironic that the IMF comes out and says Western Ukes need to fight for Eastern Ukraine, and zero times his "blab fest" 24 hrs. later. I hope putin rolls in over the weekend and leaves  giant skid marks on zero's "red line".

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:05 | 4720788 NuYawkFrankie
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Stick Kerry in the middle and you've got a boxed-trifecta of morons.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:10 | 4720800 Jack Burton
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The fat old German bitch is a communist and now an IMF whore. Obama is a nobel peace prize winner with proven connections to and supporter of Al-Qaeda in Syria and of Nazis in Ukraine. Given US laws under the patriot act, Obama is a terrorist supporter and subject to extra judical arrest. This is fact, he has sent tens of millions of tax payer money to Al-Qaeda and now he is sending billions to Nazis. Not that Romney would have done differently.


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:09 | 4720816 marcusfenix
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...meanwhile at the emergency UNSC meeting called by Moscow.

The West has cut all paths to a peaceful solution of the Ukrainian crisis by supporting the Kiev authorities and their violent crackdown on protests in the eastern part of the country, Russia’s envoy Vitaly Churkin told the UN Security Council.

Catastrophic consequences are inevitable if Kiev authorities do not stop their “criminal venture”, Churkin stressed at the emergency UNSC meeting summoned by Moscow on Friday...

now we sit here and listen to Obama spew the same one note propaganda garbage that he and his state department has run from day one. meanwhile NATO's second in command declared Russia an enemy and the Ukraine essentially a de-facto NATO state.

not to belabor the obvious here but undoubtedly a major war would be beneficial to this administration right now. with the whole Benghazi E-mail scandal about to blow up as apparently Kerry has been served with a subpena to go before congress and defend the white houses actions. with the possible legal ramifications to the white house this investigation implies...well let's not forget what happened the last time on of big governments big dirty secrets was in danger of being brought to light...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:20 | 4720846 kchrisc
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That had to be a fun meeting:

Obama: "Putin stole our coup. He needs to pay."

Merkel: "Yes, but if he pays, we European pols and crats will pay when energy prices skyrocket."

Obama: "My CIA handlers told me that they don't care."

Merkel: "Who do you sell your DC US bonds to in Belgium? Got his number?"

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:20 | 4720848 Notsobadwlad
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Why does Puter need the clown prince and clown princess?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:34 | 4720905 Atomizer
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He doesn't. the BIS is sound boarding PR work to meet the next timeline.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:08 | 4720947 Emergency Ward
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Summer's here and the time is right
To say fuck Russian gas it's warm at night.
(but we'll be back again
begging for a friend
in November).

Song of the EU.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:16 | 4722297 AdvancingTime
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The conflict in Syria has dragged on long enough for those living there to tell you time slips quickly by!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:42 | 4720948 q99x2
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Imagine that

Black man and a fat white woman.

Say it ain't so.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:43 | 4720958 thamnosma
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That was good.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:43 | 4720956 thamnosma
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Anybody really think Merkel is being "transparent" with Obbie?  She's keeping her contacts with the Russians very very open.  Obbie boy will eventually be hung out to twist in the wind once again.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:55 | 4721014 Herdee
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Exceptionalism at its' best moment.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 13:57 | 4721020 Ariadne
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:16 | 4721139 walküre
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I don't like Putin for obvious reasons BUT our side has nothing viable to offer in response.

Someone is holding OECD staff hostage, maybe with Russian approval or even following Russian orders. Who knows if these people are even real. East Ukraine has strong Russian ties, culturally and economically. Why is our focus to keep Ukraine united against the majority of East Ukrainians who for whatever reason seem to want to be part of a Russian alliance.

Putin is old league leadership and the people in charge of former USSR satellites are either directly picked by Putin or their governments are infiltrated by ex KGB. How is that going to change unless Putin himself is removed and all remnants of the former Soviet are discharged?

Merkel keeps stressing the upcoming elections on May 25th. As if the election outcome will reunite the nation and stop the violence. It will probably be just lighting the fuse to the explosives all over the country and all hell will break loose. Historically, there's a 1% chance that a situation will improve after the people voted one way or another under these circumstances.

Again, our side has nothing. The sanctions they're speaking of can throw a short term wrench into Russia's economical welfare but it most definitely WILL have LONG TERM dire consequences for Europe and by extension the US.

It's time to fold on East Ukraine, Frau Merkel. Let the Russians monitor the situation and if they get welcomed and appreciated by the East Ukrainian population, who are we to deny them that?

Furthermore, this whole issue of "friends" spying on "friends". With friends like these, who needs enemies? I don't care how much respect POTUS has for Germany, this is obviously beyond his control. So cut the crap, ok?

The Cold War IS OVER and the American Empire is at the end of its glory. Putin knows this which is why he is acting according to whatever his plans for his country are. They all have plans. It's time to reconsider which plan is more beneficial. It's time the US realizes the Cold War is over and that it's no longer the only and biggest bully in the sandbox. Pax Americana was useful as long as Soviet Russia was posing a threat TO Germany. I don't see the threat to Germany as much as I see a threat to Europe if the US keeps involving itself all over the globe for THEIR OWN BEST interests!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:11 | 4722279 AdvancingTime
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If the westward flow of natural gas stops the Euro-zone will suffer greatly or even collapse. If NATO takes out the Russian air force Putin will go balls to the wall! We are facing a lose-lose situation. Just my opinion.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:44 | 4721289 MedicalQuack
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MedicalQuack Well where's the selfie w/ #Obama and #Merkel? Isn't that what seals the collaboration w/Russian sanctions?:)

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:54 | 4721325 TrustWho
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"namely copycatting how the US would act if in the exact same situation"

Putin and the Chinese have always defended "territorial integrity", because they were worried about ethnic minorities in their own countries being influenced by outside influencer. On the other side, USA has efectively used ethnic minorities against the Russian (Soviet Union) and Chinese leadership. Both sides have a plateful of hypocrisy on their plate. Kosovo was NOT fundamentally different.. Humans fight for power everywhere. Are the Libiyans better today without Gadaffi? Is Iraq people better after years of war without Sadaam?

If the UN was an institution with any credibility, rules of engagement should be written to state when "territorial integrity" could be violated by an outside country. The correct answer might be never.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:04 | 4721365 2discern
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Always link the names and history- Merkel-Ackerman- Bush 41, Bush 43, Clinton,Kissinger-Soetero (aka Obama). They unfold very sinister global plans for you.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:04 | 4721367 2discern
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Always link the names and history- Merkel-Ackerman- Bush 41, Bush 43, Clinton,Kissinger-Soetero (aka Obama). They unfold very sinister global plans for you.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:05 | 4722253 AdvancingTime
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It is insane that Merkle Would join with Obama and put Germany's economy at major risk. The idea of getting involved or jumping into a war in Ukraine would have been hard to imagine a  few years ago. As I write this we are engaged in a war of words but the potential for this to escalate into a shooting war is real. Allowing events to deteriorate into a major war or possibly into what some see as World War III is becoming a reality.

As insane as it appears this could become the final outcome. The location of this as a military confrontation is right in Putin's backyard and this is a strong advantage for Russia. It is silly to think Putin and Russia will back down. This puts the Euro-zone on the frontline. Poking the bear is not a smart move. It should be noted the military of Ukraine is divided and extremely weak. More about this subject in the article below.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:15 | 4722291 tony wilson
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a brown fella with a vagina

and hitlers real genetic daughter who was born with a cock

funny old world

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:17 | 4723182 Rising Sun
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in 1932, they were called national socialists.


today's it's just socialist, progressive or liberal.


when the socialist media pumps how fascism is far right it makes me puke - once again, the socialists spin their nasty fucking DNA into something else so as to avoid obvious questions.

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