Things That Make You Go Hmmm... Like Conscious Uncouplings

Tyler Durden's picture

Across the world, the number of people who say the economic situation in their country is "bad" is climbing - despite the much-vaunted recovery we all keep hearing about from politicians.



It seems though, as Grant Williams explains in great detail, that the voice of the people is on the rise. This is a problem, because whilst the anti-EU bloc failed to get enough seats to derail the bureaucracy of Brussels, they did win enough to create some serious waves and make it far harder to railroad through policy the next time the wheels on the wagon start to wobble... and wobble it is.

The other interesting thing to come out of the EU elections is the sheer level of antipathy towards being one big, happy European family that rages right across the continent.

A desire to NOT be part of the greater whole is hardly something new or unexpected in Europe — far from it. A quick look at the map below will tell you all you need to know.

The map shows all the currently active separatist movements in Europe, from the more widely known Basques and Catalans in Spain that both seek secession from Spain proper to the citizens of Venice, who want out of Italy (the word ballot actually originates from the Venetian word ballotta or “little ball”), and the Cornish Nationalist Party of Southwest England, who demand independence for Cornwall.


Shameless politicians who are willing to put aside technicalities such as the truth and a voting population that is tired of the status quo and looking for a change?

The conscious uncouplings may have only just begun.

Full Grant Williams Letter below...


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InjectTheVenom's picture

Hey Virginia...way to CONSCIOUSLY UNCOUPLE Eric Cantor's ASS today !!!

Raymond K Hessel's picture

Fox News is going apeshit over this.  Wondering if Cantor should go as a write-in candidate.


I love it.  These guys really hate us.  GOP or Dem' doesn't matter.  Fucking fascists.


Cantor spent $5 million on the campaign.  Brat spent ~$100K.  That says it all.


BTW, ballotta is not Venetian/Italian for 'little ball'. It's Italian for 'ballot'.  Pallina is Italian for 'little ball'. 

BobPaulson's picture

1 person in 100 thinks the economy in Greece is OK. Go figure.


markmotive's picture

Looks like China and Canada are tied at the hip and one is about to jump off a cliff. Yet both are pretty darn optimistic about their situation.

Kyle Bass on China and the Canadian Housing Bubble:

angel_of_joy's picture

There is life beyond a house...

SilverIsMoney's picture








ndree's picture

We need to put Mccain out of commission!

Omegaman2211's picture

Oh bullshit. Government is tyranny, no matter who is occupying the buildings.

FeralSerf's picture

"Let my people go." -- Charleton Heston

SilverIsMoney's picture


"A conservative challenger is expected to fall far short of defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in Tuesday’s congressional primary. Disorganization and poor funding have stymied the campaign of tea party activist David Brat, even as he tapped into conservative resentment toward a party leader who has been courting the Republican right for years.

Brat, an economics professor, simply failed to show up to D.C. meetings with powerful conservative agitators last month, citing upcoming finals. He only had $40,000 in the bank at the end of March, according to first quarter filings. Cantor had $2 million."


CANTOR SPENT 5MIL TO BRAT'S 123K! In the last 7 weeks Cantor spent 1mil to Brat's 75k!



Goldilocks's picture

<-- Voting is one of the best ways to make your voice heard.

<-- Voting is one of the best ways to have your voice ignored.

BobPaulson's picture

How about: voting is a good way to get your biometric information correlated with your political beliefs.

WTFUD's picture

Oops I did it again
I Shit in my pants
Can we still be friends?

I see NO good reason why Nigel Farage cannot link up with Marine Le Pen as they have a lot in common and would be a REAL force.
Gotta be better than those cocksuckers Cambo & Hollande who are licking the ARSE of boney banker boy Barry.

Hoping it's not just my wind that's telling me ' the times they're a changin' '

nuna's picture

Brat, an economics professor, simply failed to show up to D.C. meetings with powerful conservative agitators last month, citing upcoming finals. rumah dijual

Izznogood's picture

There is, of course, another problem with "what people are saying" and that is that most people don't have even the most basic grasp of numbers, let alone economy and finance ...

kurt's picture

This whole thing looks like polished a "Op" run by an globalist NGO.




Psycho killers 

Implied Violins's picture

'Coupling' was a great British sitcom.

'Uncoupling' seems to have a much larger audience...

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Three observations:

1. Clearly we all have a ways to go to reach the Greek 99% level, where even there the guillotines are not yet rolling.

2. Speaking of Greece... Greeks are pussies, a bunch of Malakas.  Didn't use to be, but are now and have been for centuries.  They don't even have 300 real men to change the regime, much less anything else.

3. The most division seems to be in the UK, France and the Mediterranean rim.  What else is new?

Danielius's picture

Part of Lithuania is shown as having a separatist movement?  I live there. It doesn't exist in any way shape or form. 

August's picture

Quite a few of the "separatist movements" depicted on that map are little more than of historical interest, or perhaps just a hobby of some retired dude with excess time on his hands.  The Liberation Front of Mercia, anyone?

pacrim888's picture

What about Ukraine ? No separatism going on there !?!

FlyinHigh's picture

LOL  Only some dumb asses in the east that think Russia has more to give them free hand outs.

BoingBoing's picture

83% in Britain think the economy is bad? I'd be one of them.

Maybe if we had a government that didn't just invest in London, London, London we'd be better off.

This country suffers from a chronic lack of investment in vital infrastructure - transport first amongst them. We're a small island, but if people and goods can only affordably move by road, our economy will stagnate and fail.

For example - The 400 mile journey between London and Edinborough used to take 4 1/2 hours. In 1850. How long does it take in 2014? 4 hours. But it's still more than twice the price of a flight between the two. Ridiculous.

Meanwhile, London gets HS1, Crossrail 1, soon HS2, and maybe even Crossrail 2.

But I still can't get back to my family home 100 miles away in under 90 minutes, at a price nearing £1/minute, or £1/mile, unless I book weeks in advance. On a fucking train!

Get to Rome, turn up to the station, buy a high speed ticket to Naples (140 miles away) for £30 ON THE DAY!

Makes me fucking sick.

carlnpa's picture

Where did all the paper money go?


Is this like a game of Monopoly where one player ends up with all the money and the rest are screwed?


We need to shake the money out of the winning assholes, they have gotten too greedy.