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The Arab Spring Just Got Serious Again - Kuwait Is Burning

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Same stuff... different country. Once again someone (former opposition leader Musallam al-Barrak) exposed the corruption among the elites (revealed documents that allegedly prove billions of illicit financial transfers were made to senior officials, including judges) and the leaders (Kuwait officials) decided he should be arrested and charged with slander. This has caused uproar among the people as hundreds of protesters rallied overnight in support of al-Barrack, marching from his house to the jail chanting: "The people want to cleanse the judiciary!" The police in the oil-rich nation of Kuwait used tear gas and stun grenades early Thursday to disperse the protesters. 


As The Daily Star reports,

Kuwaiti police fired teargas and stun grenades to disperse an opposition rally demanding the release of prominent dissident Mussallam al-Barrak, activists said Thursday.


The public prosecutor Wednesday ordered Barrak, a former MP, to be held for 10 days after he was questioned for allegedly insulting the judiciary.


The court turned down Thursday a petition filed by Barrak's lawyers to release him until his trial, defense lawyer Thamer al-Jadaei wrote on his Twitter account.


The court set a July 7 date to start hearing the case against Barrak, who is charged with insulting the supreme judicial council and slander against its chairman.


Soon after the court's rejection, the opposition went into an emergency meeting to decide on further action.


Thousands of people gathered at Barrak's residence southwest of Kuwait City Wednesday night and marched on the nearby jail where the former opposition leader was detained, the activists said.


Police intervened when hundreds of protesters reached the prison, firing teargas and stun grenades to disperse them. There were no reports of any casualties.


Smaller protests were also reportedly staged in other parts of the oil-rich Gulf state.


The opposition leader is accused of slandering and insulting the supreme judicial council and its chairman, Faisal al-Marshed, in remarks made at a public rally on June 10.


Opposition groups strongly criticized the legal action against him as unlawful and "politically motivated."


At the rally, Barrak charged that former senior officials, including ruling family members, had stolen tens of billions of dollars from public funds and engaged in money laundering.


He also criticized the judiciary.


The scandal was later linked to claims that the same officials were seen in video footage plotting a coup.


Those allegations were made in a lawsuit filed last month by Sheikh Ahmad Fahad al-Sabah, a senior ruling family member and former energy minister.


Sabah is scheduled to be questioned Thursday by the public prosecutor as a witness.


Most opposition groups are not represented in parliament after having boycotted a July 2013 election in protest at Kuwait's amended electoral law.

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As we have noted previously, uprising against government corruption is a global trend and in the case of Kuwait (which is oil-rich, the last friendly place to US in the Middle East, and has the highest per capita Twitter usage on the planet), we suspect this 'spring' is far from over.

Things do not look good...

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Of course now all we have to is wait for the US condemnation for this to really get going...


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Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:38 | 4923413 syntaxterror
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al-Barrak! Great fucking name.

Any al-Barrak Hussein Obama comments from the golf course on these developments?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:40 | 4923435 Thought Processor
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Curruption in the Middle East.  Never would've guessed that one.



Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:42 | 4923441 knukles
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Yeah, but it's OK for butt boning.

Many's Mo and Crack!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:50 | 4923473 RafterManFMJ
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This is it.
The Apocalypse
I feel it in my bones; welcome to the new age, to the new age!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:07 | 4923523 ZerOhead
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"Of course now all we have to is wait for the US condemnation for this to really get going..."

Whose side are we on this time? I can't Kuwait to find out...

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:43 | 4923605 Manthong
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Golly.. guy on a ladder in the open with a rifle?

Is there something about tactics I missed along the line?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:02 | 4923640 NuckingFuts
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Guy? I thought those were all chicks in white dresses . My bad I gusset, carry on.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:05 | 4923649 johngaltfla
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Not the first major protest. The Bedouins have been demanding rights only afforded to "true" Kuwaitis and the Royals have been reluctant to grant any further rights of citizenship. Of course everyone forgets that a large percentage of the "bedos" are in fact Iranian Shiites infiltrating under the guise of nomads to access Kuwaiti citizenship which then gives them passage into Eastern Saudi Arabia.

Where the real show is about to begin again.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:16 | 4923919 svayambhu108
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Nobody knows what is the plan after Saudi Arabia peaks, maybe invassion, maybe ISIS is not ment for Iraq.



Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:25 | 4924019 Buck Johnson
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I know, Eastern Saudi Arabia is where most of the oil comes from and where the major refinery's are.  But it's also where most (over 70%) of the population is Shia.  You correct, the fun will begin soon in Saudi Arabia and it won't be nice.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:03 | 4924238 Serfs Up
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The plan after Saudi peak?

The plan is called 'de-population'

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:04 | 4923647 Kprime
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he has the only registered gun in the country

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:06 | 4923653 Sven Sikztu
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Those are Gamo air rifles! shit's gettin' vicious- .177 caliber pellet vicious!!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:46 | 4924040 AUD
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.17 HMR doesn't have a lot of stopping power either, unless you're a fucking good shot.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:56 | 4924363 G.O.O.D
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Bullshit, the .17 kills things Dead Right There. I hunt with an HMR and coyotes are bang flops. Use the 20 grain XTP hollow point bullet. They kill better than they should. One in the noggin prolly kill about anything on earth.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:45 | 4924347 Rakshas
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I was thinking it looked like a nitro venom......... all good fun until some loses an eye ........ makes quick work of a coon though....... 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:07 | 4923657 BringOnTheAsteroid
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He was originally using an extension ladder but couldn't balance long enough to take aim.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:41 | 4923713 Thanatos
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Listen. Got to have good pictures not good tactics.

It's another Information/Influence Media Operation.

It's all the rage now (again) as a way to wage "special warfare" in all the important military planning shops.

By now it's pretty clear that the over-arching theme is the destabilization of the entire Old Ottoman Empire.

What remains unclear is the motive for the near programmatic activity we have witnessed over the last several years.

Cui Bono?

We'll See.

Or Maybe as RafterMan says, it's the start of Apocalypse?

I do think the whole thing is coming down in such a way or tempo that it is escaping the control of its planners.

I also think that this Kuwait incident is a bunch of hype and I guarantee the Ferrari dealerships are not under threat or duress in any way.

It happened, no doubt. Its Not related to the Caliphate scamola (IS, ISIS, ISIL, ???) or Syria or Yemen or any of the other DE-stabilized countries.

It's some local issue, unrelated to the overarching theme of late in the ME/MENA/Africa.

Kuwait isn't burning, it's just a couple of propane cans are cooking off in a few dumpsters.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:10 | 4923806 Never One Roach
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I'm guessing that's Bullish? Good for a 50 point rise on the S&P Monday am.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:06 | 4923993 Kassandra
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Hmm..yeah, no one in any of the pics seem all that freaked out about anything..yet.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:33 | 4923731 Manthong
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It looks to me like a remake of "Night of the Living Dead" except for the white moo-moo's.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:32 | 4924260 TheReplacement
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Looks like a pellet gun.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:09 | 4924557 therover
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When the things you are shooting are all dressed in white and have no means to retaliate, tactics are not needed.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:38 | 4924630 QQQBall
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Which side? Both of course.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:59 | 4923637 Thanatos
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Settle Down RafterMan.

It's not gonna be the end of the World!

Just the end of us.

Not that exiting.

Have you considered that it may be fukushima you feel in the bones?

Just saying...

Have an intentially excellent 4th of July too.


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:14 | 4923673 BringOnTheAsteroid
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It's not a Hollywood movie buddy that you can switch off and then turn into bed. I don't think you've really thought this through. Wake up tomorrow to full blown civil war in the US (which is coming) and see how exciting you think it is then. Many millions of people are going to die the coming collapse. One reason is that our cities are so highly geared to a perfect food distribution system that any disruption will get ugly. Our lives are so highly geared to medication that any disruption in the supply of these will get ugly. Just imagine LA riots spreads across multiple cities, and you're in the car in the middle of the city when things finally crack. Don't panic though and stall your car, the mob will have you out and on the ground before you can say whoo-hoo.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:49 | 4923619 WillyGroper
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I'd betcha on a ratio it's less than the USSA.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:50 | 4923772 JackT
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I think firing from the middle of the street on a ladder is

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:17 | 4924399 Thanatos
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Nahhh... The Urbane have used ladders as elevated firing platforms as long as ladders have existed.


In urban operations the value of a good ladder cannot be overstated.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:00 | 4923504 Deathrips
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The 500k proxy setters are fucking the whole planet. Fodder greases the tread.



Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:38 | 4923599 Greenskeeper_Carl
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shame about them, I always liked the kuwaitis. Never had a negative experience in their country. back in a different time i guess. always very nice to me. plus, i feel like i am ready to drive in F1 just after driving down their highways. good times.


Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:41 | 4924269 RazvanM
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You rasist!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:22 | 4923561 Jack Burton
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Commenting from the golf course? Seems Obama really is the Black Bush, for Bush made many an important comment from the links. In fact, since he refused to speak in front of the public, and confined his speeches to military venues, the links was the only place he could be cornered for comments. As I keep saying, AMerica is a one party state Bush/Obama both belong to the same corrupt party of greed.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:33 | 4923593 Spastica Rex
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Black Bush... mmmmm...

I like Irish whiskey.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:35 | 4923734 CrashisOptimistic
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Don't quite know why this article is here.

There is a simple selection criterion for Arab articles.

Does the matter slow oil flow?  Yes.  Print it.  No, trash it.

If oil flow out of Burgan is uninterrupted as of this moment, this is not a story.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:37 | 4923417 LetThemEatRand
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I'm losing track of which President to blame.  I think I'll just cut out the middle man, and go with the Fed and the bankers who own it, and who also own and control the ruling families in Kuwait.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:40 | 4923434 NYPoke
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Good plan.  Bankers are even overriding Ramadan this time.  I don't think this is supposed to happen for a few more weeks.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:29 | 4923582 Jack Burton
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Kuwait only exists because that land is where the first good oil wells were drilled. Iraq owned them, Britain attacked and ruled Iraq. Before world war one Britain's Royal Navy was shifting from coal to oil, Iraq had oil and Britain created Kuwait by stealing it from Iraq and putting loyal shieks in charge. A new nation was created in order to steal iraq's oil for Britain. History is a bitch, because self righteous cunts like Cameron in Britain are heirs to this theft but talk like innocent protectors of freedom and nations borders.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:42 | 4923592 LetThemEatRand
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I say we send Prince Harry in there with some drunken college buddies to restore calm.   He earned and/or inherited that right.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:25 | 4923707 Escrava Isaura
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Prince Harry and drunk buddies…. Awesome!

Glad to see some ‘Critical Thinking’ here

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:01 | 4923641 magnetosphere
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Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:53 | 4924050 AUD
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Kuwait was a British protectorate after Iraq got its 'independence'. You will also find that sometime in the late 1950's or early '60's, Iraq claimed Kuwait as a Iraqi provence & was making moves to overun it, just as it did in 1990. British troops were dispatched to Kuwait, since it was a Britsh protectorate. 

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:34 | 4924505 magnetosphere
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except kuwait was a british protectorate from 1899, well before the lucky discovery of oil in persia in 1908.  the reason was to protect indian ocean shipping lanes from german, ottoman, and russian influence.  germany was building railways thru turkey in the 1890's.

his narrative is interesting, but completely made up and bears no relation to reality

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:20 | 4923695 logicalman
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You have obviously read a decent amount of history.

Take a look at David Irving's stuff regarding Winston Churchill. You will, for sure, find it interesting.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:56 | 4923781 FeralSerf
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First it's St. Winston on the chopping block. Can St. Maggie and St. Ron be far behind?

Free download:

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:22 | 4924323 TheReplacement
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Here is a choice.  You can have Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, Hitler, or Tojo.  Suddenly Churchill doesn't look so bad.  Welcome to reality.  Reality requires hard choices. 

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:14 | 4924568 therover
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Stalin...he had great hair. 

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:12 | 4924970 Paveway IV
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+1 for therover

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:47 | 4924648 FeralSerf
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Wrong! Even in that group of mass murderers Churchill looks bad, especially without his western mainstream media cover.

"Churchill is responsible for the Bengali Holocaust, the man-made 1942-1945 Bengal Famine in which 6-7 million Indians were deliberately starved to death by the British for strategic reasons in Bengal, Bihar , Assam and Orissa."

Churchill is also responsible for the terror fire bombings of Dresden in 1944.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:35 | 4923849 Urban Redneck
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It's not all bad, Kuwait & Saudi Arabia gave the world the first JDA. Can you imagine how many more fucking oil wars the US would have fought if no one had ever figured out how to drill together for oil in peace?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:46 | 4924275 redd_green
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Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:17 | 4924314 Took Red Pill
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and that's why Saddam invaded Kuwait in 1991, to take back what once belonged to Iraq.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:27 | 4924330 TheReplacement
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Not picking on you Red. 

Serious question here:  How can Kuwait belong to Iraq when neither Kuwait nor Iraq existed before the Europeans AND the Arabs broke up the Ottoman empire?  By the logic being put forth on this site, Kuwait belongs to Turkey, not Iraq.

Please people.  If you are going to push a narrative based on a little bit of history, use the right little bit of history.

Hell, go further back and the whole area belong to an Arab Caliphate based Iraq.  That means pretty much the whole Arabian peninsula, North Africa, Southern Spain, Southwestern Europe....  Aint none of you willing to put things back the way they were.  None of you.  Stop picking one point in time to paint certain people as evil.  Be honest for once.


Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:49 | 4924353 Escrava Isaura
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Well done!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 09:19 | 4924401 Took Red Pill
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Fri, 07/04/2014 - 20:02 | 4925769 IronForge
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I'm reminded of my time in the Gulf during the Iran-Iraq War; and the effort we all put in for Desert Shield and Storm...

We (the US Navy) sent in a advance team of First Responders when the Frigate Stark was hit by an Iraqi Excocet. Uncle Sam, Davey Jones, and the Sheiks divvied up a plan that Team_USA were going to protect Kuwaiti Tankers reflagged with US Ensigns; and we centered our Naval Convoy Escorts on those Tankers.

Tooling up for Desert Sheild and Storm took some work as well.  Knowing what I now know, I pity the fact that the Diplomatic Foul Ups (exposed in the Dialogue exchange by the MSM) weren't highlighted a bit more - along with this bit of History.  Though it's debatable as to how ready Team_IRQ was in posturing themselves to march over into SAU.  Just like in IRN, We see Team_GBR again stealing for Oil; and the rest of us being dragged into the Malfeasance and/or the Blowback thereof.

Including the partioning of Israel and TransJordan, it seems rather obvious that Team_GBR truly Buttocked Upped the partitioning of borders of many a Nation State in the Region over the Years. 

Now I can see why Max Keiser is hanging out in London to oversee the Financial Collapse of that Country.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:37 | 4923419 you enjoy myself
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so, up 20 or just 10 points on monday?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:58 | 4923498 syntaxterror
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DOW up at least 100 on this. 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:19 | 4923823 Never One Roach
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200 if we can get a decent hurricane on the East Coast.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:38 | 4923420 pathetic looser
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we see this springs around the globe with no particular positive result , i wonder what the summers would bring...

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:38 | 4923424 DaddyO
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A harbinger of things to!


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:44 | 4923451 Metalredneck
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Not as long as there's TV & saturated fat.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:43 | 4924342 TheReplacement
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I'm not lactose intolerant.  I'm wood pulp intolerant.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:45 | 4923452 knukles
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Whole world's goin' bananashit crazy

Damn, you'd think the End of Times might have been prophecized by somebody to warn us, huh?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:20 | 4923699 BringOnTheAsteroid
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There has never been a greater loss of life than WWI.

All the prophets of end times must have been having an orgasm when it broke out.

Then there was WWII.

All the prophets of end times must have been having an orgasm when it broke out.

Fascinating it is this obsession with end times. One of the gifts religion has given the world.   

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:07 | 4924302 Wahooo
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Nah, one of the gifts fear has given the world.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:45 | 4924345 TheReplacement
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Any scientist could tell you there will be an end times.  One day the last bit of energy will sparkle and fade.  The last star will be extinquished and the light of the universe will die.  There will be an end.  It must happen if just half of what our science knows is actually true.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:07 | 4924684 blunderdog
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Depending on your perspective, I think many scientists would agree "end times" will occur when the sun goes red giant and Earth is inside its diameter.

Although in theory Earthlings may be colonizing other planets or moons by then, does that really seem likely when so many of our resources are being spent on overfeeding some people and blowing up others?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:31 | 4925019 RaceToTheBottom
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From a shorter perspective, I may propose the "End of times" my last nights Tandoori chicken encountered this AM.   The spiral into the sewer is kinda like entering a black hole....

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 12:58 | 4924786 TuPhat
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Replacement, your history comments look good but your science is not so good.  Their are new stars forming all the time.  Still believe in a flat earth perhaps?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:46 | 4923760 Thanatos
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What if that "End Times" mythology is being used a sort of planning aid / playbook?

But you are right, the world is going catshit-eating crazy in a very special way.

Good thing us people are here to handle it huh?


Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:19 | 4924069 putaipan
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'what if ....?' - gee. ya think?

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:04 | 4923516 El Vaquero
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Just wait until APD gets caught in another bad shoot, especially if it's a kid. 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:39 | 4923427 blindman
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incubators and babies? just asking.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:16 | 4923548 ZerOhead
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No... I think that's just rubber tires burning...

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:56 | 4923784 blindman
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that is reassuring.
Graham Hancock - The War on Consciousness BANNED TED TALK

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:39 | 4923429 El Vaquero
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It'll be fun to see what oil does if this keeps up through the weekend. 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:39 | 4923430 max2205
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How do they fucking wear that shit in the middle of summer.

Must smell great

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:41 | 4923438 El Vaquero
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Notice that the predominant color is white.  Probably not as hot as you think.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:13 | 4923539 ZerOhead
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Which guys are the ones from ISIS?... they all look the same to me...

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:21 | 4923557 El Vaquero
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Drone'em all and let Allah sort'em out then.  It'll make for fewer brown people in the way of *our* oil.


(Do I really need a sarc tag for that?)

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:32 | 4923587 ZerOhead
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Just for the NSA...

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:04 | 4923651 El Vaquero
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Good point.  They might actually make it so.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:13 | 4923682 Jerk_Store
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Which guys are the ones from ISIS?... they all look the same to me...


the ones that are still alive

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 14:34 | 4925023 RaceToTheBottom
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"Which guys are the ones from ISIS?"


You need to check their bank accounts.  The guys with deposits from the CIA last year are this years ISIS members

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:44 | 4923449 Boomberg
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Lawd, they make you sleepy
With the things they might say
Po-jama people!
Po-jama people, people!
Mother, mary 'n jozuf, wish they'd all go away!

--Frank Zappa

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:52 | 4924049 mrmister
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Its probably linen great cool material.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:41 | 4923437 nmewn
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Do they have gun registration in Kuwait? ;-)

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:50 | 4923471 knukles
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Don't know about that, but just think of all the detcord and shit you could find out there in the desert!
I mean, find one of them mass bulldozed trench graves with a couple 1000 dead Iraqi Whateveriorian Guards and ... Oh man   ......

Maybe even get a nice guided tour of the Highway of Death, with a full Sound and Light Show
Now that would be fantastic.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:59 | 4923502 nmewn
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Well, they do but "fortunately" when the pride of Iraq retreated down the aforementioned highway, they left a few behind to be scooped up by some quick thinking capitalists ;-) 

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 15:42 | 4925195 Paveway IV
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Would that mean you have to actually be there in Kuwait? Nobody is going to want to be groped just to go there.

How about an interactive version that let's YOU do the killin'? The Xbox 360 version, Highway of Death: Drone of Retribution would probably do well in the freeter and post-millenial demos. Get Colin Powell to do voice-overs of his inspiring quotes, like "Perpetual optimism is a force-multiplier" and "It's a disgrace that we have millions of people that are uninsured." 

I'm waiting for Call of Duty: CIA ISIS Commander. Promo it with a wireless jihadi ski mask featuring 3-D lenses in the eyeholes and built-in orange beard. Voice-commanded snackbar auto-mute. Authentic Saudi and Jordanian passports included. Hunt for the elusive crypto key that allows you to recieve messages right from the top, "Your HUMVEES are fueled and ready for pick up in Mosul," and "Urgent! Iraqi banks closing early for Ramadan - make gold withdrawal NOW!" Make alliances with corrupt local tribal leaders. Trade looted oil or Iraqi Dinar online with your friends for more Captagon supplies or all the latest in jihadi weaponry. Getting too much bad intel from the CIA? Go rouge - defend your caliphate! 

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:55 | 4923631 Kprime
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No but the have the NSA's guarantee of freedom

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:41 | 4923442 Bangin7GramRocks
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If the U.S. wasn't the most hypocritical nation on Earth, they would send 500 advisors to help the protesters install freedom and democracy in that country. But alas, we like these filthy dictators. FUCKIN A.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:51 | 4924280 redd_green
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The West (including the pompous Europeans) installed teh dictators over there so that the west could get the oil without worrying about the pesky peasants.    The last thing the oil companies want is "freedom and democracy".   Many middle eastern countries HAD freedom and democracy 100 years ago, before oil was found there.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:07 | 4924295 Ghordius
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we pompous Europeans were elbowed out of most of this business. specifically, there was a Anglo-French landing force taking back the Suez Channel which was whistled back, in the 50's. the ME countries that had freedom and democracy? those were clients & allies of european countries, remember? or do you have a ME country that had freedom and democracy in mind that does not fit in this scheme?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:45 | 4924346 Sandmann
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Did you forget Israel in that Anglo-French love-in ? Did you ask why the documents were shredded in London ? Did you ask why the British Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan - wartime liaison with Dwight Eisenhowever - encouraged the Arabist Eden to go in and then ditched him to replace him as Prime Minister ?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:53 | 4924358 Ghordius
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no, though I have to admit you are better in those details than me. I was just having a go at that "pompous european" remark about ME countries enjoying freedom and democracy in an "imperialist power vacuum" that you know never existed

you know I'm pompous, and you know I'm european. yet this kind of Americanism grates my nerves. Wild West ethics, imho. they are fine, but they were - perhaps sadly - a historic anomaly. and yet they shape the American political discourse as if they were still relevant

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:47 | 4924349 Sandmann
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Yes and where did Roosevelt stop off on his way back from selling Poles to Stalin at Yalta ? Why he had a ship to entertain King Ibn Saud and invite him to ditch the British for the New American World Order

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:45 | 4923448 Mike in GA
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When the oilfields burn the lifeblood of the western world our economies die.  How're they gonna hedonize that for GDP I wonder?  Ya reckon they might have to take another look at the "volatile energy prices paid" as a component of GDP?

Do we have any kind of mutual defense treaty with Kuwait?  Seems like there must be something residual to the Desert Storm days.

Is anyone here feeling the heat of these growing global fires yet?  I'm getting toasty and the summer's just beginning.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:45 | 4923453 WTFUD
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. . . and it's Hi Ho SILVER LINING everywhere I go. . . I see the SUN is SHINING. . . it's fucking obvious.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:45 | 4923454 miro1a
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Dunno, but those were all air guns BTW

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:53 | 4923479 El Vaquero
Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:46 | 4923455 COSMOS
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Not to worry, if the Kuwaitis can't deal with the crowds the Saudi military can help them out by running them over with tanks, if that doesnt work the USA will call them terrorists and drone and special op force them to death.  Long live democracy, meritocracy, and all that other good stuff, Bang Bang Bang Bang, KABOOOOM.  There didnt take much to kill them LOL

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:48 | 4923463 DeliciousSteak
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Muslims are a great bunch. No talk, all action. Fire, blood, lots of yelling. Amazing!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:52 | 4923477 knukles
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I still can't figure out who this Allah Ackbar guy is they keep yelling about>
Must never have made it as big as Pele or Walter Peyton

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:55 | 4923486 El Vaquero
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It's Allan's Snackbar.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:42 | 4924521 smacker
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"I still can't figure out who this Allah Ackbar guy is....."

lol. :-)

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:50 | 4923466 Seasmoke
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Our foreclosure judiciary needs to be cleansed too !##!#

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:11 | 4923468 Duc888
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We obviously need to send over John Kerry.


Or at least bomb them just a little bit.


Just some small ones.  Some "freedom" bombs.  Not really big ones, just the teeny ones on the drones.

The Big Ones are sooooooooo like 1990's

Hey, lets all bomb the shit outta them, "back to the Stone age"...and then like....hire private contractors to "rebuild their country"


Worked pretty well for Iraq.



.....or something like that...

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:28 | 4924332 NoPension
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Red Adair. Put him on standby.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 20:57 | 4923494 kchrisc
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I think that I've seen this show before.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:05 | 4923517 Bangin7GramRocks
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It will end just like Bahrain. Crushed!

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:31 | 4923586 djsmps
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"Arab spring" belongs right up there with "undocumented immigrants."

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 21:34 | 4923595 Kantbelieveit
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Americans will kill for cheap gas and high profits. That's who we are.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:29 | 4923597 tom a taxpayer
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The guy with the blunderbuss (?) on the ladder is impressive.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:07 | 4923654 Yes_Questions
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as the American Spring Lay in Wait for something or someone to her the way


yay, hot dogs

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:08 | 4923660 FeralSerf
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Spring has sprung.
Fall has fell.
Summer is here.
It's hotter than usual.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:34 | 4923733 Reaper
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We need to cleanse the judiciary in the US, first. An honest judge is a world-wide common fantasy. Let the country with honest judges throw the first stone. Black robes on a lawyer may hide the filth, but filth escapes in the judge's decisions.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:45 | 4923873 Urban Redneck
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Elected judges aren't particularly known for their honesty, but they are comparatively easy to remove...

(as well as more mindful of the demands of the local serfs)

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 22:35 | 4923735 Seize Mars
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I love the guy on the stepladder shooting an elephant gun.

Anyways those injuries are obviously fake. It looks like the pictures out of the Kenyan Mall hoax.

Remember, anyplace with US "ties" has lots and lots of um, "media access."

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:14 | 4924312 nickt1y
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Looks like an air rifle to me.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:00 | 4923789 Fix It Again Timmy
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Rock the Casbah - Get 'hir done...Men...


Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:01 | 4923791 jonjon831983
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"Exclusive: U.S. discloses secret Somalia military presence, up to 120 troops"

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:04 | 4923795 Joe A
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I hope the opposition leader does not have a staple gun lying around in his cell.

And remember children, as long as they are not throwing babies out of incubators then we don't really have to care for this.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:14 | 4923812 Duc888
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Knuckles: I still can't figure out who this Allah Ackbar guy is they keep yelling about>
Must never have made it as big as Pele or Walter Peyton.


Phuck, all this time I thought it was "Imma-snack-bar"


Dammit, I thought they were hawking Hoagies at Englishtown SummerNationals.


I'm so retarded.

Thu, 07/03/2014 - 23:54 | 4923885 blindman
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if it bleeds, burns or shoots off as in fires,
it leads; all is bull shit here in the land
of the blind. a cottage industry of total bullshit
and murder, ubiquitous, entertaining as information
and media content.
just turn on the t.v.. all total horse shit
to sell you dog shit. enjoy

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:08 | 4923912 Typing Typer
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I could see the whole Arab world getting hit by the previously established ruling families running away with whatever last money they can embezzle, while country after country in the region burns up in revolutionary wildfire. We're not too far from that now, just waiting for some TSTF (too stable to fall) countries in the area to collapse into terrorist/civil war violence.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 00:58 | 4923981 Clowns on Acid
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Apartments greater than 5000 sq ft just got a higher bid in Manhattan and London.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:14 | 4924004 PennilessPauper
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"There were no reports of any casualties."

Well isn't that convenient!   Over here in mERICA we have nail gun suicides and self inflicted throat slashing.  Those are some sophisticated Arabs!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:17 | 4924008 trader1
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i guess that's one less "middle eastern nation [to worry about] blowing the united states off the face of the earth"...


Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:30 | 4924020 sylviasays
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Maybe what they all need is more diversity? That's what the liberal left seems to say is the cure for everything. There are a lot of nice immigrants along the U.S. southern border who are looking for a better life. Maybe an oil rich Middle Eastern nation like Iraq might fit the bill for them? Neither the heat or the corrupt politics should matter to them since they are used to both.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 01:50 | 4924046 mrmister
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If your in Saudi Arabia,  I suggest you leave now.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 02:05 | 4924062 Arius
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may i ask why?

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:42 | 4924169 lakecity55
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I have two M-16s with M60s and two cases of ammo.

We're good.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:09 | 4924245 DannoH
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For a second I thought I was going to get treated to some classic Ice-T lyrics there.

"...try to ban the AK? I got ten of 'em stashed with a case of hand grenades."

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:27 | 4924161 JohninMK
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Can't see why ISIS would be interested in this, these are all Shias, the enemy.

Makes good propaganda, few can spot the difference between an air rifle and a real gun.

Making yourself a target by wearing white, whilst in the dark, and standing on a ladder does raise questions about how close the guy thought he was to an area of risk. Or he was just plain stupid.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:15 | 4924569 tom a taxpayer
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The hardware store that sold him the ladder told him it was a stealth ladder. He paid $8,000 for it. The photo is proof the stealth ladder far.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:40 | 4924168 lakecity55
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What's our Gayboy doing in Kuwait?

Joan Rivers is on Drudge claiming Bath House is Gay and Mooch is a Tranny.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:55 | 4924180 Hydesrevenge
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Now where would al-Barrak get that info?


Fri, 07/04/2014 - 07:27 | 4924255 Marco
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Kuwait is not friendly in the only way that matters, supporting the dollar. if they still had a dollar peg this might not be happening.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 08:16 | 4924316 CitizenPete
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Bullish 4 Daisy Outdoor Products.  Deh b shoot'n der eyes out!

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 10:33 | 4924502 nah
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Free them all let god sort them out

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:08 | 4924551 luckylogger
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Anybody notice the gun in the one picture......

Its a kids bolt action .22 with its stock lenggthened so it would fit.......

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 11:25 | 4924582 Emergency Ward
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Happy 4th o Julyyy.  Sorry, no celebrations for the Warmonger-in-Chief or his War Ministers.  They must be on the phone with Kuwaiti Emir Herbert Walker to come up with some kind of strategy to "BOMB IRAQ" to prevent these dangerous protests from spreading to America.  (That failing they can call for the help of the well-equipped Egyptian army to quell these uprisings).

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 13:52 | 4924913 mastersnark
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I remember when Americans used to go out in the streets and protest. Ahh...memories.


Oh, well, no time for that now: the new streaming Netflix releases just came out and I have a day off so its back to the couch for me.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 15:43 | 4925197 SmittyinLA
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Americans are protesting, the famous 47% are the protest front runners they will force the govts hand or bankrupt it.

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 22:44 | 4925970 Gastroinfidel
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My brothers and sisters of Kuwait and planet Earth, I am with you, and in transcending the governpimps that have us all by the throats. Solidarity!

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