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The Odessa Images Spooking The Market Ahead Of The Weekend (Up to 38 Reported Dead)

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UPDATE: Up to 38 reported choked to death in the burned buildings of Odessa.

Wondering why Treasury yields plumb new depths, gold's having its best day in a month, and stocks can't keep a bid no matter how many times JPY or VIX is slammed? The answer lies in these disturbing images from Odessa which show Pro-Russian forces under attack by Ukrainian forces, buildings burning, deaths, and of course - most critically - the kind of anti-Russian actions that Vladimir Putin said was the red-line for him taking action...



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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:13 | 4721111 1stepcloser
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International Bankers are getting wood at this very moment!  War Profits are rising!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:15 | 4721133 El Vaquero
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Problem is, if we get sucked into a shooting war with Russia, you think that Russia won't target the financiers?  I sure as hell would.  In a real war, the kind of wood that the bankers might get is a 6' pine box. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:17 | 4721145 1stepcloser
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We'll do what we always a proxy army or mercs with borrowed money...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:24 | 4721192 Headbanger
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Yeah,  and they'll shit their pants soon when those pictures are coming from the streets of New York, Chicago, LA....

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:32 | 4721214 1stepcloser
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Hence Homeland security and FEMA camps for us.... they (bankers) will watch it burn, from their protect compounds off shore... Problem, reaction, solution.. sad but true...


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:39 | 4721268 Manthong
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“The fiercest serpent may be overcome by a swarm of ants.”

-Isoroku Yamamoto

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:45 | 4721293 unrulian
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IMF "do what must be done lord Turchynov, do not hesitate, show no mercy"

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:30 | 4721467 Herd Redirectio...
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Notice how the whole thing is done in 1 hour 30 minutes, from the planting of the bombs by the (police?) to separatists being loaded into vans.  And the two bodies still on the street?  Meant to send a message, more than anything.

In Medieval times, walled towns would 'display' the town's last reported thieves, murderers and rapists outside the gate.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:00 | 4722567 Flagit
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In Medieval times, walled towns would 'display' the town's last reported thieves, murderers and rapists outside the gate.


Little Bill Daggett: Well, sir, you are a cowardly son of a bitch! You just shot an unarmed man!

Will Munny: Well, he should have armed himself if he's going to decorate his saloon with my friend.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:42 | 4721277 pods
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These sit in protest things are fine to get a point across to the media, etc.

But when the rocks and Molotovs comes a flying, I want Mr. Kalashnikov to be reporting loudy in my response.

I think that at this time in most of the east the sit in Ghandi thing is over. Odessa seems to be as well.  

These events (Odessa) are not civil war in looks, more like mob violence.  


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:42 | 4721527 Volkodav
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Buses of futbol thugs and other paid have been arriving Odessa for weeks. Hundreds of them.

That is from my friends there in last 24 hr. We have not talked since this big violence.

Odessa citizens is more than 80% opposed to Kyiv gang...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:13 | 4721652 Haus-Targaryen
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I love the idea of the United States.  But for real, I really want 500,000 Russian troops to pour into Eastern Ukraine and not stop until they reach the Atlantic Coast of France.  

How fucked up is our world when you have economists and pragmatists agreeing that Russia is a more free country than the USSA and EUSSR at the moment?  

Fuck our world leader.  

Fuck the Bilderburgers.  I hope Putin fucking levels that Marriott in Denmark next month with all those fuckers there.  A few hundred pounts of C4 or a Delta Class sub with a few Medium Range rockets would do the trick.  

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:19 | 4721673 Ferrari
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You're a good man HT. I particularly enjoyed your lenthy debate with Ghordius on the EU the other day. But the bankstas have you going so they've induced you to make your first mistake in English that I've witnessed. It's "pounds of C4." Kudos for the impeccable English. My Fabulour Frog Girlfriend who lives here, stateside, would be tres jeleous of your abilty with English.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:55 | 4722225 Haus-Targaryen
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I hear the Frogs don't shave.  

Being 27 and making fucking bank betting against the banksters, and working at a large bank in Frankfurt, seeing many 'a' international Beaver isn't that uncommon.  

My quesiton for you is this -- 

Is it a full-on untrimmed monster Bush, with crazy shit going everywhere, or is it a trimmed landing strip of a bush?   

German girls, albeit irrestibly attractice all have the exact same looking vaginas.  Completely bare.  While it isn't so bad in porn, after a while it gets old.  We have a new French intern.  She isn't from Paris, which is a plus (not STDs) and I am curious how her down stairs looks.  

Protips would be appreciated. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:39 | 4722165 August
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I really want 500,000 Russian troops to pour into Eastern Ukraine and not stop until they reach the Atlantic Coast of France. 

No half measures, please.  I suggest the Welsh Border.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:31 | 4721227 McMolotov
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This is almost as bad as a typical Saturday night in Chicago.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:59 | 4721347 fooshorter
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Do you even live in Chicago??

I get the perception, but the North side, loop, and suburbs are just fine. No one ever goes near the South side or west side. And its a god damn tragedy that young kids have to live in a war zone in America with revenge killings.  

Go on /r/Chicago to get a real sense of the people who actually live here on a daily basis

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:23 | 4721415 Blazed
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I do, and the Obama "youths" and "teens" and their older cohorts act the same whether they are on the north side or on the south side, perhaps you should see Uptown, or not.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:32 | 4721476 Infinite QE
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Or try Michigan Avenue when the south and west side natives get restless and get tweets from Holder telling them to go give whitey some hell.

They'll be machine gun nests near the el stations soon enough.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:20 | 4721894 fooshorter
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Taste of Chicago, was brutual last year, Taste of Randolph was awesome though..

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:55 | 4722223 scrappy
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Would you care for a side of irony with your meal sir?

Meal Sickens People at Food Safety Summit.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:23 | 4721423 McMolotov
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No one ever goes near the south side or west side — except the poor folks who live there, and I doubt they're posting on reddit.

I realize it's a generalization to call Chicago a hell-hole when it's only parts of the city that are bad, and perhaps I should have been more specific, but those parts of the city that are bad are absolutely terrible. War zone is an apt description. I'm sure there are decent areas of Detroit, too, but when people hear "Detroit," they picture Dresden after the firebombing. That's just the way it is.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:56 | 4721572 fooshorter
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I realize Im calling out a darling of zero hege here and I do appreciate the reply. I doubt the people on zerohedge go to the south side, same point (?) 

If you have never been to chicago come for a nice weekend there are fun and safe parts of the city and if eating deep dish pizza, grabbing a cubs game, having some good beer, or going to some awesome musuems isnt your thing then fine. 

I also recommend a great post on ZH about the income disparity of what I call the two cities. Chicago is very segregated more so then other cities, such as NY where everyone has cram in the same subway. In fact NY has parts that are just as dangerous, looking at you South Bronx (poorest zip code in the nation). 

tl;dr : If you never been to chicago come and enjoy a cubs game ;)

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:19 | 4721670 McMolotov
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I've been to Chicago and enjoyed it (+1 for being a Cubs fan). What's weird is St. Louis has some areas that are just as bad, but it hasn't gotten pegged with Chicago's reputation for some reason. Better PR? My friend has had his car broken into three times in the last year in St. Louis. Told him it might be time to move.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:27 | 4721921 Berspankme
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St Louis is an absolute shithole, especially East St Louis. But let's not start fighting each other's cities. All/most of America's major industrial cities are hell holes courtesy of our bankster and corporate masters offshoring people's livelihoods for decades. Turn your anger where it belongs and start them swinging from Lampposts. Jamie and Immelt are a good start

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:32 | 4721943 fooshorter
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I still want to go to St. Louis for a Cards game, that really is a tough situation for your buddy,

I think what gets me is the MSM loves to sensationalize the Chicagos tragedies, but I don't know why that is their agenda, I mean New Orleans is crawlling with homless people ( a tragedy on another level from katrina) and its New Orleans is great! The city is back! Ignore the 9th ward!

Chicago has fallen behind, it will soon be replaced Houstan. For me I moved because the city I love so much (NYC) was too expensive to be realistic to live there. Chicago is the next best choice (along with boston and maybe sfo) that is a big city as in downtown experience that is affordable. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:31 | 4721236 arby63
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True. Part of me wants it to happen soon. The lies are just depressing.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:25 | 4721201 Dr. Engali
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I think you mean printed funny money. I doubt China will loan us currency to fight a proxy war with Russia.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:30 | 4721219 1stepcloser
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still has to be borrowed from the printing source...its all funny money.. Question is will they accept it for payment

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:44 | 4721397 socalbeach
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Fed printed money isn't borrowed from anybody.  It retires government debt and acts as revenue to the US Treasury.


edit: read and learn - Seigniorage

"Seigniorage..., from Old French seigneuriage: right of the lord (seigneur) to mint money, is the difference between the value of money and the cost to produce and distribute it. Seigniorage is a convenient source of revenue for some governments..."

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:26 | 4721207 homonohumanus
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Indeed, our rulers can be evil but truth be told if there was not what seems like an infinite pool of (useful) idiots to make their wills they would not achieve shit.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:45 | 4721292 grekko
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I hope they hire Blackwater.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:28 | 4721457 RealityCheque
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I think they're called "nothing to see here, hey look over there!-water" now.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:06 | 4721620 cougar_w
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They are on like what their third corporate name change now?

Blackwater --> Xe Services --> Academi

Did I miss one?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:28 | 4721928 sushi
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--> MerkCoup

" Nation building through destabilzation operations is our specialty. Fluent in all dialects of Ukrainian: 7.62, 7.92, 12.7, 20, 30"


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:10 | 4722446 BlindMonkey
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You forgot the 5.45.  Very important modern dialect. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:03 | 4721359 The Chief
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From your lips to God's ears. Please.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:23 | 4721432 mtndds
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why does stuff like this happen right before a weekend?  Come monday the markets will bee green and at record highs.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:34 | 4721489 The Chief
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The enemies of humanity are in Switzerland, Belgium and Tel Aviv.

That's where Vlad needs to look. Then London. 

I think if the folks on ZH can figure out who is pulling the strings, Putin knows for certain. Nothing like a vaporized sitting room, yacht or polo match grandstand to make shit real for those monsters. Me thinks that Vlad would get some attention real quick. Vlad knows, as most human beings know, that these evil fuckers don't consider average citizens as humans. As such, these fuckers need to be treated a bit differently.

After that, it's merely an oligarch mop-up exercise. I hope it lasts years. These fucking scumbag western boy-lovers in Ukraine need to pay for the destruction. Doin' right aint got no end.

I'm not overly religious, but I'm praying everyday for Putin and his family.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:22 | 4721904 kchrisc
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In my world banksters get two boxes: one for the body and another for the head.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:55 | 4721329 Wahooo
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Nah, the bankers will beg Putin to go in and settle everything down. They sure as hell can't count on the kenyan to do it.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:14 | 4721118 Wile-E-Coyote
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The trigger for Putin has arrived.

So it ever was....

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:21 | 4721170 Winston Churchill
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The Uke army got nowhere on their assaults on various cities.
Putin has no need to do anything but wait right now.
The Kiev putsch is a joke 'govt.' getting desperate ,whilst
impotent to achieve anything.
Tick tock.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:29 | 4721220 Wile-E-Coyote
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There will be a body count trigger for Putin.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:32 | 4721241 Winston Churchill
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That political calculus is above my pay grade.
Might be hundreds, maybe thousands.
Putin audience is the other BRICS,and the non-aligned.
Whatever it takes for their approbation is the trigger.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:38 | 4721259 Wile-E-Coyote
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No it's simpler than that, to justify invasion he just needs public opinion on his side, nothing like dead teenagers to stir the loins.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:49 | 4721308 Winston Churchill
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You're wrong.
Ukraine is a tactical battle in a war over the petrodollar.
Might not have started that way,but that's where we are now.
To win that war, not just this battle, Putin needs the other BRICS and the non aligned with him.
If he needs to sacrifice some ethnic Russians , he will.
Not too difficult for a sociopath.He didn't get where he is
without being one.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:55 | 4721332 SheepDog-One
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Eh....we're all just evolved bacterium flying thru space on a rock, no big deal.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:38 | 4721511 A Nanny Moose
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To paraphrase George Carlin: I'm rooting for the meteor.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:08 | 4721631 cougar_w
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you guys are funny

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:23 | 4722096 falak pema
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how about roosting on the meteor like that guy in Dr Strangelove.... It looks like that movie might be coming to Kiev. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:34 | 4721495 Volkodav
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Nyet...he is not against Russian society at all...


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:39 | 4721516 Winston Churchill
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Didn't say he was.I believe he is a patriot, but
he is also a politician/sociopath.Not mutually exclusive.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:37 | 4721741 Kirk2NCC1701
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Speaking of sociopaths, if this entity called "God" did exist, then God is the #1 sociopath without equal.

Take a look around you sometime. Got cognitive dissonance, or just a bad case of the Stockholm Syndrome, to keep you from pulling out the Bullshit card on this God yarn?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 19:01 | 4722244 ebear
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Well, what did you expect?  

After all, we were made in His image.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 20:53 | 4722543 StychoKiller
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Read up on "Gnosticism."

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:36 | 4721256 McMolotov
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What's sickening, though, is we all know how the freedom-loving US and EU would have responded if the Kiev protesters had been treated the way these protesters are being treated. People need to understand that an unelected government is ordering its military to attack the citizens of Ukraine who didn't support a coup.

Nothing more needs to be said, and no amount of rationalizing can justify the utter hypocrisy coming from the West.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:14 | 4721119 Xibalba
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But..but..but..I thought war was bullish!  #krugman

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:18 | 4721146 astoriajoe
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Only if we're fighting aliens....which is next.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:21 | 4721173 Relentless101
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Oh but that's years away. I asked the last time I was probed.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:25 | 4721205 El Vaquero
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They weren't aliens.  They were Deming Police Officers.  I can understand how you could mistake them for aliens though.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:19 | 4721419 CrimsonAvenger
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Hate to break it to you, but those weren't aliens. Aliens don't have names like Dirk, Chad, and Scott.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:21 | 4721683 Winston Churchill
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Heard a better one today.
Male(?) interior desecrator calls itself Lexi.
Very sweet.Haven't met a straight one yet.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:14 | 4721124 Dr. Engali
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I sure hope that 17 billion was worth it.... somehow I think not. Fucking bankers.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:22 | 4721181 Spastica Rex
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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:41 | 4721275 holdbuysell
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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 18:18 | 4722087 falak pema
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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:15 | 4721127 Confused
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Not good for people.


Though i'm sure there are politicians somewhere smiling. 



Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:20 | 4721162 saints51
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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:21 | 4721177 Confused
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Sure, among others. War is to McCain what porn is to the SEC. 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:23 | 4721188 saints51
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Oh, I agree with ya. I am confident every politician who has owners from the MIC is smiling.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:15 | 4721128 First There Is ...
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Let there be war. Think the guys at Lockheed, Northrup, General Dynamics and Greystone are rubbing their smarmy mitts together right now? 

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:50 | 4721313 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Their quota hires (and the "weapons" they monkey together) are no match against determined Russian engineers fighting for the motherland.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:17 | 4721141 BullyBearish
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Stay the HELL out of the SQUARE!!!  Take the fight to where they LIVE!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:49 | 4721307 25or6to4
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It's quite a distance from Odessa to Wall Street and DC but I would pitch in for a airline ticket or two to bring them over here.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:17 | 4721143 maskone909
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i didnt know images could spook algorrithyms

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:18 | 4721147 Drop out
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"Unions bldg. on fire in Odessa where separatists were holed up."

Yes, all holed up with lead.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:19 | 4721155 Wile-E-Coyote
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I want Putin to act. Fuck I have had eonugh of this shit.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:21 | 4721168 the not so migh...
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he just has to wait and let the bankers go rabid and attack first.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:50 | 4721254 homonohumanus
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And what type of action? He will wait he is patient and clever, he is not running the show here.

He also knows there are other hot topics like the always hot Middle East.

He can't do much but wait, the BRIC are not ready to take action against us (at large NATO countries). They may never by the way, they may have only one shot at it, they won't waste it, even with unrerst in his backyard I can't see Putin wasting this shot.


Imo the best strategy for them is to wait and let gravity do more and more of his work on our big "construct".

Pretty much if they want to have a shot they will have to endure a lot more shit...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:04 | 4721368 WhyWait
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Ukrainian people - Russian and Ukrainian speakers - are doing pretty good, actually. Civilians standing up to attacks, military refusing to fire.  Revolt, organizing people, organizing an armed resistance, is spreading, Ukrainian putschists starting to panic. You can bet that photo of snipers on Odessa roof is already all over Ukraine.  

Real red line for Putin now would be US, NATO, Polish or Romanian actual war-fighting units going in.  Until then time seems to be on his side.  Every time government units advance and find No Russians there is a win!

Odessa. I don't doubt it's special to all of Russia.  But it's up to its people to come together, Ukrainian and Russian speakers, and act together to stop the putchists. Putin can't save them if they don't.  

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:28 | 4721461 Volkodav
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"The Russians saddle up slowly, but they ride fast" Otto Von Bismarck

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:19 | 4721160 the not so migh...
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where are the IMF flags?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:20 | 4721166 1stepcloser
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They are all in Greece

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:31 | 4721231 Wile-E-Coyote
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The French are flying theirs, a white one.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:19 | 4721161 NewAmericaNow
Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:31 | 4721172 homonohumanus
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Those pictures sucks, imo it is amaterish.

It is a crime against occidental esthetical and journalistic standards.

Ukrainians will pay reparation to the bank for a long time because of those "fautes de gout".

Good new is that they are going to be "free" to do so really soon. Freedom came down to them so fast, I guess that what progres is all about.



Edit my comment disgust me people died overthere... sadly as usual.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:22 | 4721183 Caveman93
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Is there a HFT Algo that reads pics? There's money in that!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:27 | 4721213 homonohumanus
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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:30 | 4721228 V in PA
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Mine is reading your avatar right now.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:25 | 4721186 mogul rider
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dumb money buying biotech, tech, health care, utitilies,,,,,

smart money buying phys silver and gold by the boatload (me included - again, again, again and more more again), art, diamonds, hookers, and anything else that you kick with your foot.

They are also moving to puerto rico...





Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:24 | 4721196 A_Nejad
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I guess someone told Ukrainian Fascists: You have this weekend, do what you have to do, just get it done....They are for some very naughty surprizes, but I guess they'll find out soon enough by themselves....those sucking Zio bitchez!!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:25 | 4721203 mogul rider
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grab the popcorn, bend your girlfriend over and enjoy the show

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:39 | 4721266 Dr. Engali
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Sorry, but watching humans get slaugheterd to enrich the bankers is not a show I can enjoy.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:25 | 4721442 Volkodav
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get lost idiot

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:27 | 4721209 mogul rider
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Like 2007/08 the weekend cluster fuck is real.

Strong advice to newbs


do not hold over any weekend. Expect your Sunday PM algo-controlled politician puppet maneuverr

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:33 | 4721242 jubber
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Just love the way Oil was rammed back down when it hit $100 and Gold capped at $1300...nothing to see there, oddly ALL european Indexes are UP AH

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:38 | 4721264 dexter_morgan
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And the US has NOTHING to do with any of this of course. I'm sure those are all Ukranian snipers, right?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:46 | 4721297 Let The Wurlitz...
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Ahhh, I love the smell of napalm in the moring.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:23 | 4721435 Volkodav
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get lost...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:49 | 4721309 SmittyinLA
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If I were Putin......I'd retaliate with a high altitude EMP nuke

Raise the stakes to deter war, go "all in".

Russia will not be a body donor again.



Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:42 | 4721319 JuliaS
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No need for nukes when Ukraine's got a dirty bomb right in the backyard called the Chernobyl Sarcophagus. If anyone recognizes it as a stretegic object - blow the lid off that puppy and the IMF/Russia loose interest in the Ukraine for another 100 years.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:51 | 4721316 Hannibal
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Crap, I cant believe I am rooting for the Ruskies!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:55 | 4721327 HardlyZero
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RT (reliable, not sure)

Four people were killed and 15 wounded as rival rallies clashed in Ukraine's port-city of Odessa. A pro-unity demonstration, which included nationalists and football fans, ran into a rally preaching greater autonomy for the regions.

Reports that several dozen anti-government activists suffocated from smoke in the Trade Unions House are coming from Odessa. A live video stream from inside the building shows disturbing scenes of supposedly dead bodies lying around the rooms with thick smoke in the air and blood stains on the floor. Most of the bodies filmed had St. George ribbons attached to their clothes, distinguishing the victims as pro-Russian or anti-Kiev activists.

The person filming said he counted up to 25 dead bodies on the upper floors alone.

Gunfire was heard in Odessa's downtown on Friday as two rival rallies met, police having failed to draw them apart. Over 2,000 protesters pelted each other with Molotov cocktails and smoke grenades. Pavements were dismantled to get the stones for the fight, like it was done in Kiev during the Maidan protests.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:54 | 4721328 Joe Tierney
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Pootie's got his emergency UN mtg out of the way today so he can go on record that he tried and tried and tried to get a 'peaceful' solution to this mess. His path to invasion is pretty clear now. Maybe just another week or two to make sure the ground is not too squishy for the tanks to go in.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:41 | 4721525 Peacen1k
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UNSC did the right thing by looking the other way while the Ukrainian neo-nazi indulge in some ethnic cleansing. The Western free press can think of ways to blame Putin/Russia for all that later on. It's all good.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:57 | 4721338 Joe A
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RT reporting 38 dead in fire in Odessa trade union's building:

Things have now gone really really bad

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:00 | 4721340 QQQBall
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The Watts riots were worse than this...




D. Sterling, Jr.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:21 | 4721426 22winmag
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Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:42 | 4721758 crazybob369
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Silver, or Donald?

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:11 | 4721391 unemployed
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Like the next article says,  it is all about the price of OIL.   Sidenote for ZH,  would you please fix your mouse tracking spyware so that I can get the damn cursor over to the Save button....

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:17 | 4721411 Tracerfan
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The Kiev Nazi regime today burned 38 Ukrainians and Russians alive in Odessa.

The Nazi regime in Kiev must be destroyed.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:58 | 4721588 novictim
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Can you keep this propaganda straight!?  Are they "NAZIs" or are they "Israeli Agents"?

If it is Friday, then aren't they supposed to be "IMF banker criminals"?

Trace, go recheck the memo.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:27 | 4721449 Eyeroller
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Ukraine will dominate the news through the weekend.

It will be portrayed as old news Monday -- nothing to see here.

Sheeple will buy, buy, buy.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:28 | 4721456 MarkAntony
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tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock tick tock... allmost there...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:36 | 4721477 RichardENixon
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"Move along nothing to see here...nothing to see here" (You've all seen the movie so I won't post the clip)


Edit: What the hell it never gets old

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:37 | 4721507 Joe A
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In the Yugoslav wars of the 90s football hooligans on all sides were controlled by the secret services in collaboration with organised crime. Why? Because they are violent, stupid, easy to control and the government can deny responsibility. Hooligans are hooligans after all. Same shit in Ukraine probably.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:53 | 4721566 novictim
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Baaaaaa! Baaaaa!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:05 | 4721604 Joe A
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Yes novictim, we know you are a sheep. Curious that you've only been a member of ZH for 34 weeks. I guess you joined more or less around the time when the troubles in Ukraine started. Things that make you go hmmmmm

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 22:02 | 4722733 novictim
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As to when I was allowed to post, I had no control over that.  I've followed Zero Hedge for several years and only recently was allowed to join.  

(I'm sure someone is kicking themselves right now.)

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 01:49 | 4723078 Joe A
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Yes, ZH is kicking themselves for allowing you to join (actually I don't think they care). Most contributors on ZH make smart and intelligent postings. You don't.

Funny, I only had to wait a day for 'being allowed to join'.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:42 | 4721529 Son of Captain Nemo
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Want a definition of a dual citizen frustrated Zionist "mouth piece" not getting it's way?

Look no further!


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:52 | 4721560 novictim
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If Russians living in Ukraine wish to secede to Russia to the point of armed rebellion then they will be killed.  

That is the normative for any country facing an internal insurgency. Ukraine has the right to defend herself from Russian provocateurs and special forces/irregular troops.

Ukrainians will win this.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 15:58 | 4721585 CannoncockerUSMC
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Ukraine is about to be reorganized when the Russian army rolls in tonight. The right sector goons will be crushed and the regime overthrown.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:07 | 4721621 smacker
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As usual, you have little more than contempt for people expressing their right to self-determination.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:08 | 4721635 Son of Captain Nemo
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I keep telling you brother your chariot awaits... 

Bring your "blue helmet" and I'll book you a first class ticket to Kiev. Time to turn that useless drivel of your's into action. 

The Turchynov NATO backed junta needs you now more than ever!

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:06 | 4721840 Volkodav
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You don't even know what a "Ukrainian" is.....

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:12 | 4721863 novictim
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Did you drink that entire bottle?  Sleep it off...

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:25 | 4721696 blentus
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Although I don't discriminate and hate everyone equally, sometimes I get to put some cunts on top of my hate list. Cunts like this:


“Horrible with at least 38 dead in Odessa. Seems to have started with pro-Russian attempt to get control of buildings. Violence must stop!” Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt wrote on Twitter.


38 dead people, and it doesn't matter to this cunt who was the murderer. Or even the victim. It was only important that "Russians started it".


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:37 | 4721744 Quantum Nucleonics
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A sort of far fetched sequence of events for the coming weekend....

(1) Ukrainian forces continue sweeping into eastern Ukraine.

(2) Russia invades Ukraine.

(3) Ukraine blows up pipelines to Europe.

(4) West announces embargo of Russia and high alert status for NATO.

(5) Russia invades Baltic states, nukes key NATO facilities.

(6) US conducts limited nuclear counter attack with slant launched SLBM's.

(7) Russia launches broad nuclear offensive on US and Western Europe.

(8) US, Britian, and France launche broad nuclear counter attack.

(9) Both sides expend all remaining nuclear weapons in inventory.

(10) Stock futures open limit up Monday morning, on massive infrastructure rebuilding play.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:11 | 4721855 novictim
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Don't forget!  

When the Nukes fly China will get every city they have reduced to radioactive slag.

China's mealy mouthed response to the Russian attack on Ukraine puts them in the bulls-eye.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:06 | 4721837 falak pema
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And now the reality behind the facade : the growing divide between Mutti's Ost politik and Obama's great Plan to dominate the world both Asia and PAcific :

and this :

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:06 | 4721839 novictim
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CSPAN1 (now)

Raimonda Murmokaite, Lithuanian Ambassador to UN, places the violence in Ukraine at the feet of RUSSIA.  She notes that Russia is trying to over-throw Ukraine and take Ukraine.  

She notes that the mobile weapons systems used by separatists to down 3 Ukrainian helicopters today are evidence of Russian involvement.  

She compares the death toll in Aleppo market two days ago from Russia backed Assad's use of Barrel Bombs to that of today in Odessa...notes the hypocrisy of Russia.

She says Ukraine must do what ever it takes to re-establish Ukrainian authority over all cities of Ukraine.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:09 | 4721848 Volkodav
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That is just more evidence Russia has better leaders than their neighbor countries...

and that you are dumbass...enjoy your downvotes

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:16 | 4721878 novictim
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Thanks for the down votes!  I consider them a badge of honor here on the Kremlin blog.

Better leadership?  Princess Putin has pedigree going back to the worst days of the USSR.  Russians are going to suffer as they have always suffered...all due to their crap "leadership".  


Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:15 | 4721875 q99x2
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Hey hey all you military personel out there. Have fun risking you lives to pay for Jamie Dimon's toilet paper. Mercenary M'Fers.

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 17:28 | 4721929 swass
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As critical as we should be of the unelected Kiev government and the EU and US, it should at least be noted that protests are not when you go and lay seige to city, government buildings, or commit acts of violence.  Once you cross into that territory, either you are in a riot or a revolution.  In the case of revolution, you are at war and should not expect to be handled with kid gloves.

So calling those people protestors who are not simply outside a building picketing, but rather attempting to take over the city or city buildings, is simply wrong.  They are revolutionaries.   At that point, they should not expect to be treated like peaceful protestors who are expressing their distaste for the government.

War is ugly and bad things happen, which is why people should always try to avoid it -- regardless of which side they are on -- until there is no other option.  Once you cross that line, winner takes all.

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 09:11 | 4723362 nmewn
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So, when someone speaks the truth they get four (so far) down votes?

"So calling those people protestors who are not simply outside a building picketing, but rather attempting to take over the city or city buildings, is simply wrong.  They are revolutionaries.   At that point, they should not expect to be treated like peaceful protestors who are expressing their distaste for the government."

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 08:55 | 4723343 Youri Carma
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So a 'Reichtstag event' ... sort of.

Reichstag event in the sense that this is the final signal Putin needs to take action.

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