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The Godzilla of incompetence...



Source: via The Burning Platform blog


Source: Bloomberg

or "Mission Accomplished..."

Source: Heritage


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Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:50 | 4813486 VAD
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<  Cloward Piven

<   Incompetence



Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:58 | 4813496 wee-weed up
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Socialism ALWAYS fails. To bad current in-charge Socialists always think...

"This time it will be different!" and that it will work for them.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:01 | 4813504 lordylord
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You're assuming that all of this is unintentional.  Bad assumption.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:05 | 4813510 wee-weed up
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I did not say that - please don't put words in my mouth.

Their Socialism can be both "thought to work" AND "intentional."

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:31 | 4813556 lordylord
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"I did not say that"

I wasn't replying to your comment.  I was commenting on the article.  Relax bud.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:52 | 4813592 wee-weed up
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If you reply to MY comment with, "You're assuming..." what am I supposed to think?

I think maybe you ought to learn to word you replies to other people's comments with a little more thought.

And for your information... I'm ALWAYS relaxed. And I'm not your Bud. Chill...

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:00 | 4813601 lordylord
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"If you reply to MY comment"

Buddy,  You've been a member for over 2 years.  It's a common practice here to make a reply even when only commenting on the article. As if your comment had any relevance to VAD's comment.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:01 | 4813617 wee-weed up
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Yes, I agree... I do the same.

But I think a better choice of words on your part would have been "The article assumes..."

rather than, "You're assuming..."

Don't you agree?


Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:03 | 4813619 lordylord
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I suppose I would agree.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:12 | 4813633 wee-weed up
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Peace, my friend!

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:47 | 4813686 TheReplacement
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Get a room.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:21 | 4814040 Mad Muppet
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Vote up! 51
Vote down!  -2

Get a room.

2 butthurt, 51 standing by laughing. Yep, that's the ZH I know and love.
Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:38 | 4814406 A Nanny Moose
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Nice observation.

2 Butthurt = Barry and Reggie?

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:40 | 4814415 Pure Evil
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How can it be Mission Accomplished when Obuthole still has a little over two years left.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:30 | 4813665 Midas
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A man's attitude goes some ways, to the way his life will be.  Is that something you might agree with?


--Cowboy, Mulholland Drive

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 08:51 | 4814020 SunRise
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A bit too slow to agree - so which is the priority Pride or Truth?  Not asking you - just asking myself!

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:07 | 4814085 Abitdodgie
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Feel the love , Fight,Fight,Fight.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:35 | 4813561 El Oregonian
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If Godzilla was as incompetent as O, Japan would have had an over abundance of reptile soup. Lizard's with forked tongues especially.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:24 | 4813958 pomlad5
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I come from an ex socialist country. Yes it fails it always will. The only problem is that there will always be lost generations. I hate that fact and can´t do much about it.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:02 | 4813507 Oldwood
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The only American exceptionalism they believe in...that they do what every other idiot has tried and failed at before and be successful.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:17 | 4813525 fightthepower
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America is exceptional only in that it had an economic environment that allowed people to prosper--that is no longer the case.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:36 | 4813563 Everybodys All ...
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That's a pretty big reason. Property rights, individual freedoms, etc. However, the clown prince of dc is all about changing that and is on a warpath against the middle class. It is widely believed by these progressive types that a weaker America is better for the world as a whole. The fact of the matter is no one could be this consistently incompetent. Imo a weaker America and wiped out middle class is going to be found to be a very bad assumption for Americans. Obama like Bernanke will be judged by history as the two biggest fools of our generation.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:25 | 4813658 NoDebt
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Obama uses incompetence to cover up his evil intentions.  For the longest time I couldn't figure out which it was.  I now realize it's both.  Between the NSA spying relevations (VASTLY expanded under Obama's watch) and the newly-discovered 2010 directive to allow military force against US civilians on US soil (conincidentally, just after sweepeing Tea Party victories in Congress), I am convinced it's not just incompetence.  He has ACTUAL ill intenitions towards the citizens of his own country.

I also learned something else.  He's scared.  

Nobody does stuff like that unless they're crapping themselves there might be a popular uprising against them.  He's a 3rd world dictator running a 1st world country.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 23:33 | 4813744 WAMO556
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Can't have a 1st world country with 3rd world educated/thinking people.

Just saying.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 02:27 | 4813857 Real Estate Geek
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I laughed when I got to "his own country." Plus one for the rest of it though.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 08:31 | 4814006 kaiserhoff
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He's a 3rd world dictator running a 1st world country.

That should be shouted from every roof top, until this shit is over.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 17:32 | 4815143 Monty Burns
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Obama uses incompetence to cover up his evil intentions.


Probably true. But remember, the autocue reader is but a cypher and a ventriloquest's dummy. It's the people whose hand is up his ass you need to focus on.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:37 | 4813670 duo
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We've let "health care" become the defining property of our economy.  Let's say you work for 30 years pulling lattes at Starbuclks for $30K a year.  You would have made $900K, but taxes probably would have taken $400K of it, so your life had a $500K benefit to society.

Then you get sick, hopefully you are older than 65, and you get a bypass and spend a couple weeks in ICU.  YOU JUST COST SOCIETY MORE THAN YOU MADE IN YOUR LIFETIME!  That's the bitter equation.  Most people will consume more in health care costs than they produce in their lifetime, let alone Larry's "distressed babies".

Your leaders consider you worth more dead than alive, unless you're serving in the military, and you see how well those promised benefits are working out.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 06:29 | 4813933 Headbanger
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There's the problem.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:41 | 4814417 A Nanny Moose
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Sun, 06/01/2014 - 06:31 | 4813937 FredFlintstone
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Exactly!! And how can it be "insurance" if almost everyone will be consuming the benefits at a rate higher than they contributed. An insurance fund collects premiums to cover the rare events that might occur. I magine if 70 to 80% of all homes burned to the ground at some point or if 90% of all cars are invoved in accidents and were totaled. That is what we have going on today. It is unsustainable.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58 | 4813896 Thom_333
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This will go on for a long time before it burns itself out. The U.S. is a vast country with still a lot o resources and wealth. It can take a lot more of abuse before it finally starts to crack. I would asume that the oligarchs are busy looking at ways to flush Obama and thinking hard on who the next errand boy (or girl) will be. Most likely another Democrat and a woman to continue deliver what they need.Hillary in 2016! Or maybe that black mayor who is currently being looked over at Bilderberg meeting. After all - what´s the competition...nothing that easily can´t be propagandized away. And this will go on as long as the sleeping giant refuses to wake up.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 06:21 | 4813929 inky
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Ron paul?

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:43 | 4814252 Abitdodgie
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I will garantee you one thing to take over as CEO of the Corporation, sole known as "UNITED STATES,"  they have to be related to the royal family.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:15 | 4814204 FLHRS
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Until history is rewritten.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01 | 4814318 Greenskeeper_Carl
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"judged by history as the biggest fools of our generation"

Not neccessarily. History is written by the winners. Most people are taught things pattently untrue about our past leaders. lincolns war against the constitution and the wholy unneccessary bloodshed of the civil war is painted as a war for the freedom of slaves, nevermind that every other country in the western world rid itself of slavery without war. FDR, whose policies prolonged and worstened the great depression is heroicly remembered for his altruism. Nevermind the fact that some of his creations are bankrupting us. He is seen as the leader who helped the allies win WWII. Ignored is the fact that Japan was making overtures of peace which he refused, since despite him saying he had no desire to get us involved in WWII, he was looking for any reason to bring us into it. Thats just 2 examples of terrible presidents who are lioned by most people. There are thousands of other examples. no reason to think the same won't be done with obama and bernanke

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:26 | 4813660 drstrangelove73
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So,freedom of religion,freedom of the press,no established religion(which has gone,totally,now atheistic materialism is now THE established religion,no dissenters need apply),none of that had anything to do with America becoming the dominant power in the world?

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:25 | 4813959 pomlad5
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Elites are still people.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:14 | 4814042 New_Meat
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as are Unions and Corporations.

Pretty soon, my cat will be a people so I can marry her.

- Ned

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:14 | 4813521 kchrisc
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With respect, but collectivism always fails and the Obama administration's record smells more of the fascist brand of collectivism than socialism.

Even Obamacare is of the fascist brand. If they wanted to "socialize" healthcare instead of turning it into a pot of gold for big insurance, hospitals and pharma, they would have just expanded Medicaid.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:39 | 4813570 Everybodys All ...
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Read Obama's own words on the subject. It's a process for these people. He knew he could not get single payer right away. His statements are clear that he would prefer a socialized form and the insurance companies are going to be put out of business as the system implodes as planned.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:55 | 4813697 TheReplacement
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That jives with my conclusion of the dictator.  He is letting the corpos concentrate everything from technology, healthcare, identity, money, and more.  They are running like mad doing just that.  He knows that they will go so top heavy that they collapse.  He will be there to pick up the pieces and nationalize each industry in turn. 

Socialism leads to communism but sometimes with a jaunt thru fascism along the way.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:48 | 4813891 RichardParker
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More importantly, "democracy" eventually leads to tyranny.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 05:36 | 4813911 bigkahuna
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These forms of government are facades for either the oligarchy, the autocracy (dictator/monarch), and the republic. 

I am not certain if there are any republics left on the face of the planet. There are more likely dicatorships in existance like North Korea.

The vast majority of all countries are oligarchies. That is what all western counties are. Some of us used to be relatively benevolent oligarchies - though I am fairly certain that time is ending or has ended. Now, we are just oligarchies ran solely by extremely greedy and sociopathic special interests. By the way, thats what China/Russia/South America/Mexico and many others have always been - we are just catching down to them.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:58 | 4813982 booboo
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this is why the VA shitstorm needs to be swept away asap before it becomes common knowledge that the VA IS a single payer system and indicative of what's in store. Both parties want socialized meds despite what the red team says. Stealing freedom is a bi-partisan endeavor.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:55 | 4814168 Everybodys All ...
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Both teams? Just a simple reminder. No one on the red team voted for it ever. Now with the clown in dc owning every media outlets news and editorial office I can see how people think otherwise.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:24 | 4814373 booboo
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I don't mean to shit in your bowl of Rainbow Fruity's but both houses will be in the Red Teams hands come November and your illusion will be shattered when not only will they fail to repeal Zero Care but will shove a couple criminal Mexicans into your neighborhood when the "fix" immigration.


Mon, 06/02/2014 - 09:19 | 4816512 Everybodys All ...
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The way this democratic republic works the law must be signed by the president. Until the whole leadership (House, Senate, and president) is turned over upside down I agree nothing is changing. Unless you can override his veto and that's not happening because of sheer numbers, nothing changes. The president is still the overriding problem and he's not going anywhere soon.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:42 | 4813573 Buckaroo Banzai
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Don't confuse the means with the end. Obama wants fully socialized medicine, but he knew he wasn't going to get it until the existing private insurance system blew itself up. He just figured out how to blow the system up by letting the private insurance guys make obscene profits along the way.

Remember, the executives who run the private healthcare system don't give a shit about anything but "how can I make my bonus TODAY." When their industry goes up in flames in ten years,they'll be on the beach living large, and it will be some other poor fuckers problem.

In the immortal words of Carl Spackler, "to catch a varmint, you gotta think like a varmint!"

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:00 | 4813615 macholatte
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Don't confuse the means with the end.



The most unethical of all means is the non-use of any means... The standards of judgment must be rooted in the whys and wherefores of life as it is lived, the world as it is, not our wished-for fantasy of the world as it should be...." pp.25-26

"The third rule of ethics of means and ends is that in war the end justifies almost any means...." p.29

"The seventh rule... is that generally success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics...." p.34

"The tenth rule... is you do what you can with what you have and clothe it with moral garments.... It involves sifting the multiple factors which combine in creating the circumstances at any given time... Who, and how many will support the action?... If weapons are needed, then are appropriate d weapons available? Availability of means determines whether you will be underground or above ground; whether you will move quickly or slowly..." p.36


-- Rules for Radicals by Saul Alynski


Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:21 | 4814048 More_sellers_th...
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What I want to know is why.  Any thinking person can run the math in their head and realize socialism is a failure from the get go.  Now I know why a person would want to push socialism as a leader.  That is simple, it is all about power and nothing else. Promise people free shit, they love you and you become an overlord.  By the time it imploads you have lived a crazy good life at the expense of the people you supposedly govern.  However I never could understand the teachers and the professors that believe in this shit so bad they get violent when you ask questions that they cannot answer.  Why do supposedly smart people endorse this shit?


Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:00 | 4814175 Mad Muppet
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I'd say it's because they're literally Sheeple...a lifetime of social(ist) indoctrination, that began the first time they watched a TV or went to a public school.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:26 | 4813547 Jumbotron
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Cloward Piven or Incompetence

The Cloward Piven strategy was born in the incompetency of sound thought and reasoning.

How can anyone think that once you plant and nurture an incompetent won't end up with a bouquet of incompetence in the end?

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:53 | 4813597 VAD
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OK, so it's intentional incompetence.........but it's INTENTIONAL.  I don't want anyone ever to forget that it is all totally by design and according to plan.  And its origin is, as you say, an absence of sound thought and reason.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:09 | 4813624 macholatte
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It is foolish to declare the Progressives as incompetants and quite thoughtless to consider Obama as a pawn in the game. The Progressives control both houses of Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court. the MSM, the Red Team and the Blue Team. Is that kind of power the fruit of incompetents? Hardly.

Your definition of success is not their definition. Consider all that is happening as part of a plan and then the mosaic comes into focus.


Be extremely subtle, even to the point of formlessness. Be extremely mysterious, even to the point of soundlessness. Thereby you can be the director of the opponent's fate.

-- The Art of War by Sun Tzu

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:29 | 4813664 drstrangelove73
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No,it's the product of evil.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 00:04 | 4813778 disabledvet
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"Be careful of moving your own goal posts...your goal posts are always being moved."

Glad to see the young man from Idaho is home.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:26 | 4813548 Everybodys All ...
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Sun, 06/01/2014 - 01:00 | 4813815 Silver Bug
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Sadly incredibly true. This blame everything on the weather nonsense is comical at best and horrific at worst.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:31 | 4814056 New_Meat
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The low-information types are forgetting all about how it is GW Bush's fault

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:51 | 4813487 Spitzer
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How long do world monetary orders typically last ?

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 20:59 | 4813499 Peter Pan
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There are two things that have been underestimated.

First, is the ability of the market to heal itself if left alone.

The second thing that is underestimated, is the ability of the system to keep standing for a prolonged period of time despite manipulation, malinvestment, money printing and fraud.

Everyone talks about a reset but no one truthfully wants it. The have's are worried about losing what they have and the have nots are worried about losing their handouts from government.

The problem with a reset is that only the elite have a blueprint going forward and that to me may be more frightening than what we have at the present time.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:02 | 4813506 I am Jobe
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Too may inbred fucking Amerikans. Nuf said, Next stop Hooker Nation. 

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:07 | 4813515 Peter Pan
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Well the Italians and the Brits are now including prostitution in their GDP figures. The next improvement to the system will be to augment GDP by imputing a value to sex between married people. And their might even be a hedonistic adjustment to include wanking.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:17 | 4813526 I am Jobe
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Marriages in the USSA is a nothing more than Licensed Prostitution. 


Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:41 | 4813575 CH1
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Aren't you a happy fellow!

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 23:02 | 4813701 RafterManFMJ
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He was...then he got married.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 05:07 | 4813902 Incubus
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I'm still happy!


Thankfully I found the internet and wisened up before I could be hooked, dragged in, and flayed.



Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:18 | 4813530 BlindMonkey
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One thing I am sure of: the hedonic adjustment for marriage sex is far off from Brittan's. If you are married and get sex 25 time a week I will stand and applaud from the CN tower in Toronto.

Further, it would make each sex act FAR more expensive than € 67.16.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:57 | 4813605 VAD
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If they include wanking, I'll finally make the fucking Forbes list.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:28 | 4814121 Peter Pan
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Pull yourself together man, before it's too late.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:03 | 4813509 qian liao
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there's still no substitute for the usd.  "thats a lot of points!"   *son comments when seeing a bank statement.  its all points it isn't money.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:07 | 4813513 QQQBall
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AS Chris Hedges says: "Obama is a brand".... people confuse theexperience with the brand

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:13 | 4813519 nmewn
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Bush's fault!

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:23 | 4813540 Goldilocks
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House Of Pain - "Jump Around" (Official Music Video) (4:25)

"Bom shalock lock boom" of House of Pain (audio) (3:54)

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:28 | 4813550 ramacers
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the enormity of the this fecal matter hoisted upon us by the oligarchs can't be understated. the only resourse is blood.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:28 | 4813551 ramacers
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the enormity of the this fecal matter hoisted upon us by the oligarchs can't be understated. the only resourse is blood.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:43 | 4813577 Goldilocks
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Cheer Up Video (Bad Day) (3:51)

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:43 | 4813578 Jstanley011
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"Just when you thought it was safe to take over twenty percent of the economy..."

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 21:56 | 4813603 JD59
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BARRY SOETORO in the master FUBAR maker.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:04 | 4813611 Radical Marijuana
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Trick question:

Are banksters' puppets "incompetent?"

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:23 | 4813654 nmewn
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We'll have to decide if the Treasury Department is incompetent first ;-)

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:10 | 4813630 q99x2
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Country is run by a traitor.

BTW, who is that man?

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:19 | 4813646 Playtime's Over
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Take back Amerika from the leftist multicultural experiment and clip all white trash gonads. 

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:07 | 4814084 New_Meat
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Margaret?  Is that you?

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:38 | 4813671 PapSmear
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Dis 'toon be rayciss

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:41 | 4813673 atthelake
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The purpose is and has been to destroy America and Americans on both sides of the aisle. And they're doing it for lobby money. And WE keep reelecting them. It's not about democrats and republicans. It's about TREASON for lobby money.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:56 | 4813698 I Write Code
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It's the Obamanation.

Please sir may I have another?

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 22:57 | 4813699 Atomizer
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Johnny Sokko to the rescue


Carry trade bitchez.

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 23:17 | 4813723 Make_Mine_A_Double
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Middle class is now between the hammer and anvil of food and energy inflation.

In cycles past it's been one or the other roughly - not both streaking simultaneously.

Add in BoZoKarz, housing, taxes and a visibly contracting hallowed economy and they'll never make it to November.

The little short pants queer Carey resigning is significant signal.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:20 | 4814104 New_Meat
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"In cycles past it's been one or the other roughly - not both streaking simultaneously."

Guess you don't remember the '70s?  Jimmy Carter now has nothing to fear about being considered the WORST president.

- Ned

{then again, upon mature reflection, anyone who claims to remember the '70s wasn't there ;-) }

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:40 | 4814140 Winston of Oceania
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Death to Disco!

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:39 | 4814136 Winston of Oceania
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Yep better get out and plant those onions and beans. Lots and lots of beans...

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 01:00 | 4813816 Latitude25
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I maintain that Obama is one of the more intelligent presidents that  we've had in quite a while but he is a COMPLETE stooge.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:15 | 4813956 BeetleBailey
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What the fucking FUCK? must have Fuckbama's college

On what fucking basis do you "maintain" this?

That he is so sneaky fucking smart about dismantling EVERYTHING HOLY AND SACRED ABOUT THIS ONE FINE NATION (and I'm stretching back)????

That he/she/it has to use a Teleprompter to speak at EVERY function, as he cannot speak off the cuff without APPEARING LIKE A FUCKING MORON???

MARXIST INTELLIGENCE? I'll give you that...


Look - the scourge of this country is that we're saddled with this cunt for centuries. I'll have to channel flip as the History Channel runs special after special about how the motherfucker fooled so many....

Fuckbama is a fucking fraud, a liar, a narcissistic douchebag, a thief, and a racist.

If THAT passes for "intelligence" - then let me be stupid - because THAT is "intelligence" you can keep.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:02 | 4814179 Everybodys All ...
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Obama is a Marxist con man taught in thinking of Saul Alinsky. He dare not allow people to see his true intentions as he would never have gotten one elected office. This is the face of pure evil and no one is willing to call it that trust me.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 15:32 | 4814845 PrintemDano
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Obama's IQ is on par with a flat tire.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 20:16 | 4815482 dexter_morgan
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Based on what exactly? His ability to read a teleprompter? His Geography knowledge (57 states), etc? Haven't see his college transcripts - have you?

It must be Sunday, all the brain stem trolls visit ZH Sunday's it seems.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 01:42 | 4813846 nah
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i dont get it


is godzilla covered

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 03:27 | 4813874 Frostype
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Made my morning

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 03:30 | 4813875 young turk
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blame Bush moving along

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58 | 4813897 Yes We Can. But...
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A totalitarian system has the following six, mutually supportive, defining characteristics:

  1. Elaborate guiding ideology Security ubes alles.
  2. Single mass party, typically led by a dictatorRepublicrat.  Dictator wannabe.
  3. System of terror, using such instruments as violence and secret policeNSA.
  4. Monopoly on weapons.  Gun control, use of military against citizens.
  5. Monopoly on the means of communicationUS media is owned.  NSA sees all.
  6. Central direction and control of the economy through state planningCheck.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 05:55 | 4813921 Atomizer
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Believe or not, some individuals are trying to reduce the bullet points, patience is a virtue. Not an easy task.


We have some whacked out cunts pre-positioned under this administration.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:27 | 4813960 AdvancingTime
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Things are twisted ans skewed, this includes attitudes as to what is really happening. I was recently surprised to find that William K Black, a man that I learned of back in 2009 during the depth of the banking crises had written an article in the left leaning Huffington Post saying that cutting back government spending and  unraveling the safety net is a terrible thing.

It appears that Black, a Democrat is unhappy about the goal of addressing the budget through a so called "Grand Bargain", he sees this as more of a betrayal of the people. More on his interesting views and why I never know what a person will say next in the article below.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 20:26 | 4815503 RichardParker
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"The use of terror tactics is common in international relations and the state has been and remains a more likely employer of terrorism within the international system than insurgents..."

Who knew? (sarc)

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 05:56 | 4813922 Nexus789
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You should perhaps drop the term ‘socialism’. The US is not a socialist country. It is tending toward Fascism and could be described in a number of ways - a plutocracy, a corptocracy, etc. Programs for the poor are to pacify (until the money runs out) rather than for the greater good and subsidies to corporations are not socialistic but are ‘crony capitalism’ writ large.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 06:10 | 4813926 Atomizer
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We already know

Little Obama Rascals

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:17 | 4813957 AdvancingTime
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 A big shift is occurring in what consumers are buying. Recently we are witnessing a shift from general consumer goods to more purchases of autos and healthcare. The first quarter GDP just came out down 1% yet these two sectors have been outperforming the economy.  If indeed online and auto sales are roaring up double digits at the same time healthcare spending has increased 4.2%

it is only fair to assume small business and someone else is getting their ass kicked. Interestingly, this is all occurring as the government continues to pour out billions of dollars each month in student loans, many of these loans will never be repaid. This can be viewed as more proof we are on the wrong path, more on this subject in the article below.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:33 | 4813963 Atomizer
Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:38 | 4813965 nmewn
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Thats one badass pilot.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:48 | 4813972 Atomizer
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Its fake, just like ObamaCare.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:45 | 4813968 Jack4952
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"Order out of chaos." and "Problem, reaction, solution."

It seems to me that if my GOAL was to destroy America, I would do precisely what Bush and Obama have done. America is dying because that it what the "powers that be" intended.

Before any New World Order can be set up, it is necessary to destroy America as we have known it. Henry Kissinger, David Rockefeller and many others have said it: only when there is sufficient chaos in America will Americans accept the extreme centralization of power offered by the NWO. Indeed, Kissinger said that not only will Americans accept totalitarianism, they will DEMAND it!.


Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:53 | 4813979 Atomizer
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The bed trolls have returned. Boo!

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 08:44 | 4814014 d edwards
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"We are five days away from FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING the United States of America" candidate B 0bamao, Nov. 2008.


And the dirty bastard is getting away with it.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 10:35 | 4814131 Winston of Oceania
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People like Brian Koolaide on Fox are demanding it now especially in regards to Snowden...

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 07:53 | 4813978 doctor10
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The US Constitution has always been the impediment to world government

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 08:58 | 4814025 Last of the Mid...
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At this point it is a race. Will we reach the point where one major world catastrophe allows the implementation of the one world government or the point where armed insurrection from the aforementioned tyranny spills blood in hometown america's streets first. The politics of devisive liberalism driven by horrendously courrupt politicans, oligarchs, and bankers  have brought us this far, there is no reason to suspect they won't carry us the rest of the way.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 14:02 | 4814632 TheAnswerIs42
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Unfortunately, I believe you are correct. The nascent just in time global economy is still in it's infancy and extremely fragile.

All it would take is one Black Swan event, the slightest push at the weakest point and the dominoes would start falling over.

Normally, this would come under the "growing pains" category, but too much is dependent on too many things and the pain could be immense.

Hopefully things will get fixed incrementally, look at the history of airline travel, but I really believe that these systems have been built way too far and way too fast.


Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:10 | 4814038 L_Conquistador
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In every conspiracy, there are a variety of goals and motives among the conspirators.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:45 | 4814070 ohcanada
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Re:  "Socialism ALWAYS fails." Visit Denmark, or Canada... or Holland... or Norway. 

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 13:09 | 4814490 headhunt
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Small homogenous societies like the countries you mention will work under socialism as long as the US continues to provide a military shield from the likes of Putin and his ilk. Not to mention the drug subsidy Canada receives in the form of price control to Canadians for the billions invested in research by US drug companies.

Yeah, then US subsidized socialism works.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:46 | 4814071 ohcanada
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Re:  "Socialism ALWAYS fails." Visit Denmark, or Canada... or Holland... or Norway. 

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 09:46 | 4814072 ohcanada
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Re:  "Socialism ALWAYS fails." Visit Denmark, or Canada... or Holland... or Norway. 

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:07 | 4814188 jomama
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this 'blame the puppet' meme is becoming boorish. 

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:27 | 4814224 RevRex
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Funny how during the last TWELVE years I have never heard you (or anyone else) bashing Bush blamers......



Sad and pathetic.......

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:23 | 4814372 jomama
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i didn't realize you were following my comments for the past 12 years.  bush's decisions were likely limited to deciding on what was for dinner. every single president since JFK has just been following orders.  if you were paying attention and have an IQ over 100 that simple fact would be blatantly obvious.

but what should i expect from some fucking troll with an account barely 14 weeks old?

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:40 | 4814413 Everybodys All ...
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That is total bullshit. Only cowards follow orders from someone else as president.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 11:26 | 4814222 RevRex
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Yes, the weather....the near record breaking cold that gripped 95% of North know the cold......the cold caused by GLOBAL (all over the world) Warming.....



But "both parties are the same", and the Republicans have told millions of lies about Global Warming too!

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 13:35 | 4814558 Two Theives and...
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When one reads the writings of the framers of the US Constitution, guys like Jefferson , Adams, Franklin (he was a real pisser!) , they KNEW the Republic would fail...they knew what they were up against...and that's WHY they left the US a lasting "gift" through the centuries called the 2nd amendment. Make no is a "FUCK YOU, BASTARDS!" to the current crop of power-mad fascist oligarchs from the homeboys that had the NERVE to spit in their collective faces 250 years ago. We remember these guys... America is armed to the teeth....and waiting.

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 14:05 | 4814642 Monk
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That's Reaganomics.


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