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Obama's "Folks"

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When President Obama explained so eloquently on Friday that the US "tortured some folks," we got an eery sense of deja vu about his phrasing. Sure enough, as The Washington Post reports, it was very much not the first time that he'd used the word "folks."


March 2014. Folks discussed: Hardworking folks, folks cooking meals for the troops, folks at the top, chairless folks, folks who need a raise.

Talking to an audience in Connecticut, Obama discussed income inequality -- "there are folks at the top who are doing better than ever" -- but "we understand that some folks are going to earn more than others." But he was fighting to give "hardworking folks" a pay increase. Folks like the "folks who are cooking the meals of our troops, or washing their dishes, or cleaning their clothes."

He also apologized because he knew "the folks here don't have chairs."


February 2014. Folks discussed: Folks who worked at Costco, folks who earned tips, folks with pockets.

This one is pretty easy to piece together.


October 2012. Folks discussed: Rich folks, middle class folks, Chinese folks, gangbanger folks, folks who mess with Americans.

During a presidential debate, Obama says that Mitt Romney wants "to make sure that folks at the top play by a different set of rules." He, on the other hand wants "give middle-class families and folks who are striving to get into the middle-class some relief." Different folks.

He later accuses Romney of investing in companies that "are building surveillance equipment for China to spy on its own folks." And he makes his case on immigration: "What I've also said is if we're going to go after folks who are here illegally, we should do it smartly and go after folks who are criminals, gang bangers."

On Benghazi, he reminded Americans of his longstanding plan. "[O]ne of the things that I've said throughout my presidency is when folks mess with Americans, we go after them."


August 2011. Folks discussed: Korean folks, folks outside machine shops, non-farm folks.

Obama's weekly address was about putting Americans (American folks) back to work. He wanted to "see folks in Korea driving Fords, Chevys and Chryslers," he said. He wanted folks in Washington to put country before party, lessons he learned from having "shaken hands with folks outside machine shops and churches, corner stores and farms." (Folks who are outside of farms are not farmers, for the record.)


August 2011. Folks discussed: Folks who clean our water, folks in hats, folks who don't talk about patent reform, anxious folks, folks familiar with corn-based ethanol, folks in Washington.

A town hall in Minnesota. The president, kicking into reelection mode defends government workers, the FEMA folks, "the folks who keep our water clean and our air clean to breathe ... And when you go to a national park, and those folks in the hats."

Folks in Minnesota, he knew, were familiar with ethanol additives, but maybe those folks weren't as familiar with patent reform. Anyway, folks were "feeling a little anxious and distressed" about the economy, and he would fix it (was his argument).


August 2009. Folks discussed: Folks being crushed, critical folks, folks with signs, folks who created a mess.

Campaigning in Virginia, Obama rails against the folks, critics, who say the economy is a mess. He doesn't want to hear the "folks who created the mess do a lot of the talking." He also notes that sometimes there are folks outside with signs. Meanwhile, Virginia folks are being crushed by health premiums. What a world!


But no folks have been discussed by Obama as much or with as much derision as the folks in Washington, the folks across the aisle, the folks in Congress. Those folks are the folks that make folks in Minnesota so anxious, was what he hoped to get across.

Anyway, the point is: Folks contain multitudes.

Source: The Washington Post

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We are all Obama's "folks" now...


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Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:07 | 5041796 williambanzai7
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Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:13 | 5041820 nmewn
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Yes, he meant volks ;-)

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:14 | 5041828 max2205
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Folk you Barry

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:17 | 5041842 DoChenRollingBearing
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W liked using the term "folks" as well.  

Maybe we should ban the word.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:29 | 5041889 Emergency Ward
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The new GM Obama Volt will be nicknamed the FolksWagon.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:43 | 5041933 knukles
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Fuck "folks"....  What's this "we" shit, Kenyamosabe?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:07 | 5042029 Deathrips
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Yeah..fuck WE.


We didnt build those torture machines.


Remember that at Nuremberg 2.0 traitor.



Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:16 | 5042058 Liberal
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As a staunch liberal, I was outraged when Bush tortured people. But I'm perfectly okay when Obama does it. Hell, I think he ought to kill some more folks with his drones!

Because Obama.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:33 | 5042111 gh0atrider
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Free fonestar!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:52 | 5042175 DoChenRollingBearing
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Yeah, where is that guy?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:59 | 5042191 NoDebt
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If the days of Fonestar were the "good old days" y'all need a serious perspective readjustment.  It sucked then, bringing it back won't make it suck any less.  And that wasn't even all that long ago.  Snap out of it.  You're still vertical and above ground.  Try to make the most of it.


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:04 | 5042202 playnstocks
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He's searching the world for the real Nakamoto!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:11 | 5042222 fonzannoon
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Ha, I totally forgot about that guy

Here's to you if you are out there Fonestar

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:19 | 5042242 gh0atrider
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gh0atrider was virtually reincarnated from the spirit of fonestar.  Bitcoin is fine now.  Satoshi rules supreme!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:29 | 5042273 Keyser
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trolls never die, they are just reincarnated with a new NIC... Easy to spot though...

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:31 | 5042281 agNau
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Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:44 | 5042336 jeff montanye
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wm. banzai's keaneing of the fuehrer really says it all.

for those with exceptionally strong stomachs and/or very low blood pressure, there is this:

an "of the cuff" interview with british media about africa, a continent he has savaged perhaps more than leopold of belgium and certainly with less to show for it. the interview is the best part of an hour but i didn't get past his use of transparency, the rule of law and respect for property rights before the dry heaves started, about two minutes in.
Mon, 08/04/2014 - 18:13 | 5046177 omniversling
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"off the cuff' answers being conveyed thru earpiece. The rythym, hesitation and meter are same as a real-time translator. Sock POTUS.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:14 | 5042230 nmewn
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His BitVisa got maxed out? ;-)

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:20 | 5042247 Leonardo Fibonacci2
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The Mulatto Messiah can be trusted

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:16 | 5042238 DoChenRollingBearing
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Was his name Francis_Sawyer (although I liked him)?  Almost everybody did.



Johnny Bravo?


There were some EPIC trolls around in the "old days".

We had guys like dumpster and akak to clean 'em out...  Both greatly missed.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:21 | 5042253 fonzannoon
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I miss Akak. He was really funny. 

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:38 | 5042317 Miffed Microbio...
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I miss akak too. He emailed me a good bye which was very kind. I think I will make an attempt to coax him back this fall knowing he is very busy during the summer. But he did emphasize he was done with everything and he seem like the kind of guy when the portcullis comes crashing down, it's final.


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:46 | 5042340 fonzannoon
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Miffed fwiw I'd let him be. If I were you I would try to keep in touch with him on a personal level. But there is a lot of living to be done if you can unglue yourself from here.

Just my 2 cents.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:20 | 5042420 Miffed Microbio...
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I understand your point fully. This is why I have hesitated. He told me he had also ended participation on other blogs as well so I don't think ZH is entirely the reason. He mentioned he was " done with all of it". I, myself, am questioning this too. Mr and a few others here I communicate with off line are urging me to reevaluate my presence here. They feel I am too emotionally involved. I can see the truth in this. I am often fighting depression and losing balance in my life. Can an alcoholic get by with only a sip vs a bottle? I don't know the answer. Or maybe I'm too cowardly to face it.


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:44 | 5042467 fonzannoon
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wow that is some deep stuff. again just my 2 cents but if those close to you are encouraging you to "re-evaluate your presence" here i'd heed that advice. i keep in touch with a few people offline in the event i decide to permanently break from here or am shown the door.

I fully believe that being on here has been a massive benefit to me in many ways and a curse as well. but if i had to lean in a direction i'd lean towards a total break. there has got to be a lot of other productive things to do out there than continually rehashing the same debates while we wait for......?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 23:00 | 5042497 Miffed Microbio...
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A lot of it is simply time. I work full time, have other interests, a 2 hr daily commute and a husband that likes my presence not attached to a keyboard. I am trying to please everyone which is impossible. I may consider a temp hiatus and see where it leads.

I am indebted to ZH in many ways and I do form strong loyalty naturally. That's why I was so shitty in investing. Married my positions. But I do love life, nature and friends. ZH can really bring one down at times and I tend to run on the overly sensitive side. Thanks for your perspective.


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:37 | 5042658 knukles
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I'm in the same spot, Miffed.
If I simply admit the obvious, am honest through the denial, I've become addicted at the expense of alternative intellectual pursuits. Nothing bad about The Hedge, but is my own fascination.
It's either write those articles, the research on some of which has been done and get along with it or take the 12 step way put.
After all, it is Fight Club.... Me and my ego... And he's burning a lot of "my" time.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:21 | 5042745 Adahy
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Moderation in ALL things, even ZH.  Set a 15 min. timer next to the computer.  When it goes off, you're done for the day; off to other projects and adventures.
There's too much to do to spend more than a trivial amount of time on the computer.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 06:13 | 5042891 ebear
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Fading in and out like the Cheshire Cat works for me!

Porky says, find the exact frequency that works for you!


Mon, 08/04/2014 - 03:56 | 5042795 Xandrino
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Once you take the red pill there's no going back...

I recognize the personal struggles one faces when the pill's digested.

It's like when you look outside it's a movie playing and you're not in it...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:26 | 5043891 Muh Raf
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Let's all be honest here @Xandrino - who wants to go back? Like the guy in the Matrix, send me back and make me a rich rockstar. Better to know the truth than be a dupe. The truth is for the long haul too, all those who say they've had enough might take a breather, but there is nowhere else to go. This is a war of attrition, so don't let the b*st*rds grind you down. I don't care how ugly the images of Palestine are right now, I search them out every day because this is not the time to turn your back on the people without a voice. ZH has done it's fair share to challange the MSM and act as a conduit for opinion i.e. it's a democratic platform. You people are needed by those other people of the world without a voice and if it gets tough and wearisome on here, remember what those suffering are going through at the hands of the bankster morons and how much they need you and your voice. No retreat, no surrender.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 04:39 | 5042830 StychoKiller
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You can only stare into the abyss for so long...find some hobbies that get you away from the keyboard for awhile.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:05 | 5042388 nmewn
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Akak is a good man and he is missed here.

Sometimes the stupidity gets too much for someone (and I understand that) but he brought the bar up on pointing out the absolute ignorance levels so we're not having to deal with the completely asinine as much anymore.

For that, we are grateful.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:40 | 5042323 Yen Cross
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Where's AKAK  Fonz.   He wasn't deposed by Tyler. If he's out there reading Z/H in his Siberian cave?

   Phone Home AKAK! You're missed!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:44 | 5042335 fonzannoon
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He went out in a blaze of glory in some red team blue team thread a while back. It was on of those Putin/Palin threads if I remember. I think both Akak and Lter were so frustrated they just wanted to get knocked out. I guess Akak showed himself the door. 

He was on here a long time. I equate his ability to cut out of here cold turkey like that to this.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:11 | 5042398 Yen Cross
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     Sad! AKAK had the unequivocal abilty to destroy "Chinisms" instantly/

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 01:12 | 5042700 A Nanny Moose
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Funny how that works. The good ol' days are often filled with many things we detest, until they are gone. That which comes after seems do be comprise of more bad, and less good than the good ol' days...until it too is gone.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 04:35 | 5042827 StychoKiller
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So, you're waxing nostalgic for Johnny Bravo then?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:39 | 5042458 vincent
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Fonestar's around.

He posted something over at sgtreport not long ago.

Perhaps he's embarrassed cause his bitcoin account got drained.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:01 | 5042730 gh0atrider
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fonestar was banned.  So he reincarnated virtually as gh0atrider.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:44 | 5042470 chunga
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akak and slewie phone home! U2 trav777!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 23:07 | 5042514 boattrash
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+ 1000

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:35 | 5043560 Emergency Ward
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He made a billion-dollar profit with BC, cashed it in for US dollars and retired from ZH.

Or maybe he is selling BitCoin t-shirts on eBay.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 17:52 | 5046081 omniversling
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Guess he is fonestar. uses same 3rd person grammar and gave the link himself to his 'altered-ego' in this reference with Youtube clip:

Fone Star

"According to the pagan calender, July 20th marks the beginning of the "abduction ceremonies" and then the victim is sacrificed 7 days later.  Abduction?  As in abduct people's bank accounts?  Issue a new currency 7 days later worth 50, 60, 70% less??"


Offered as an example of net traceability...As NSA has already headfaked us: be careful of online footprints...

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:14 | 5043218 oklaboy
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Kenyamasabe!! love it!!!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:33 | 5041899 knukles
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Oh that's so... well... Folksy!
he's just like one of us.
Rolls up his sleeves, opens the collar, tie pulled down.
Golfs a lot.
Goes everywhere on vacation.
Makes lots of tough... um.... decisions?
Or excuses.
Or, uh...
Speeches, makes lots of speeches.
Just like us.
I lecture Mrs K, the kids, my neighbors and uh...
Just like us  



Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:42 | 5041932 Escrava Isaura
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“He who sees with his eyes is blind. The Republic that people senses to be good and real, are living pitifully in a den of evil and ignorance.” -- Socrates

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:05 | 5042015 disabledvet
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500 Majors not 5000, my bad.

Also "the Russians don't make anything" and "the Chinese only back down when you hit them with something concrete." I don't think that means actual concrete but right now it's hard to tell.

For the record Gerald Ford fell down a lot too.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:15 | 5042233 thamnosma
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Only when he chewed gum, DV

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:39 | 5042319 espirit
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...or stood up.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:30 | 5042440 Bollixed
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"Only when he chewed gum, DV"

God, I laughed out loud at that...


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:47 | 5042346 ThroxxOfVron
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I'd trade Ford for Obama any day and thrice on Sundays.  Today just happens to be a Sunday...

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:20 | 5042246 kchrisc
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Speaking of Socrates in this day and age of willful delusions and official illusions:


"My guillotine casts a shadow, but is very real."

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:01 | 5042380 Implied Violins
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You mention guillotines in a lot of threads. Frankly, I'm disappointed.

You need to mention them in ALL THE THREADS.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:51 | 5041936 Save_America1st
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This is still just as easy now as it ever was before...."folks"...

As I've posted this several times before to very good reviews and up arrows, lol:

He's a fucking sociopath just like all the rest before him and around him.  High level of functionality, although restrained in that he can't mass murder like his predicessors such as Hitler, Mao, Stalin.  He just has to operate more covertly to reach the same ends those before him saught, only he knows he can't do it by all out mass murder and genocide.  He's controlled by the global elitists, but that doesn't mean that he doesn't enjoy every fucking bit of his power and what he's doing to destroy America from the inside out.  He just hates that he can't be more of a murderous dictator. 

Marus Tullius Cicero:

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”


Profile of the Sociopath

This website summarizes some of the common features of descriptions of the behavior of sociopaths.

  • Glibness and Superficial Charm
  • Manipulative and Conning
    They never recognize the rights of others and see their self-serving behaviors as permissible. They appear to be charming, yet are covertly hostile and domineering, seeing their victim as merely an instrument to be used. They may dominate and humiliate their victims.
  • Grandiose Sense of Self
    Feels entitled to certain things as "their right."
  • Pathological Lying
    Has no problem lying coolly and easily and it is almost impossible for them to be truthful on a consistent basis. Can create, and get caught up in, a complex belief about their own powers and abilities. Extremely convincing and even able to pass lie detector tests.
  • Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt
    A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
  • Shallow Emotions
    When they show what seems to be warmth, joy, love and compassion it is more feigned than experienced and serves an ulterior motive. Outraged by insignificant matters, yet remaining unmoved and cold by what would upset a normal person. Since they are not genuine, neither are their promises.
  • Incapacity for Love
  • Need for Stimulation
    Living on the edge. Verbal outbursts and physical punishments are normal. Promiscuity and gambling are common.
  • Callousness/Lack of Empathy
    Unable to empathize with the pain of their victims, having only contempt for others' feelings of distress and readily taking advantage of them.
  • Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature
    Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.
  • Early Behavior Problems/Juvenile Delinquency
    Usually has a history of behavioral and academic difficulties, yet "gets by" by conning others. Problems in making and keeping friends; aberrant behaviors such as cruelty to people or animals, stealing, etc.
  • Irresponsibility/Unreliability
    Not concerned about wrecking others' lives and dreams. Oblivious or indifferent to the devastation they cause. Does not accept blame themselves, but blames others, even for acts they obviously committed.
  • Promiscuous Sexual Behavior/Infidelity
    Promiscuity, child sexual abuse, rape and sexual acting out of all sorts.
  • Lack of Realistic Life Plan/Parasitic Lifestyle
    Tends to move around a lot or makes all encompassing promises for the future, poor work ethic but exploits others effectively.
  • Criminal or Entrepreneurial Versatility
    Changes their image as needed to avoid prosecution. Changes life story readily.

Other Related Qualities:

  1. Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
  2. Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
  3. Authoritarian
  4. Secretive
  5. Paranoid
  6. Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
  7. Conventional appearance
  8. Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
  9. Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim's life
  10. Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim's affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
  11. Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
  12. Incapable of real human attachment to another
  13. Unable to feel remorse or guilt
  14. Extreme narcissism and grandiose
  15. May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

(The above traits are based on the psychopathy checklists of H. Cleckley and R. Hare.)

NOTE: In the 1830's this disorder was called "moral insanity." By 1900 it was changed to "psychopathic personality." More recently it has been termed "antisocial personality disorder" in the DSM-III and DSM-IV. Some critics have complained that, in the attempt to rely only on 'objective' criteria, the DSM has broadened the concept to include too many individuals. The APD category includes people who commit illegal, immoral or self-serving acts for a variety of reasons and are not necessarily psychopaths.


More spot-on analysis at the link provided:

obama is a classic hyper-sociopath.  He is succeeding by "fundamentally transforming" America and he will not stop until he's done everything he's been ordered to do by his "handlers".  He's their puppet and he plays the role perfectly.  He and the rest of the Marxist, treasonous scum may not get everything they hope for while obama is president...but they are getting some huge achievements that will only be carried on by the next scumbag in office, and so on, and so on, and so on, until We The People take them all out and try them for the criminals that they are.

And there you have it...that's all "folks"...

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:07 | 5042030 disabledvet
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Uttering nonsense syllables actually makes sense.

Check it out some time!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:36 | 5042308 NidStyles
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It amazes me what passes for intelligence these days.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:14 | 5042052 Miffed Microbio...
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The tragic part is this sociopathic scumbag fooled this nation into voting for him 2 times. His nauseating use of the word " folks" ( God, I hate that word... Cutsy,sickly sweet familiarity just pisses me off) is a pathetic attempt to reach down to the "little people". A silly attempt at feeling their pain. An outreach of phony saccharine empathy. Yeah Obama you are so transparent. I don't know how anyone can look at him anymore without being drunk or stoned. He isn't worth any of my stash.


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:27 | 5042091 Escrava Isaura
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 Do you really believe Bush or Kennedy were any better?


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:40 | 5042135 nmewn
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Mature, free thinking adults, don't like being patronized by our lessers.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:53 | 5042178 Miffed Microbio...
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Especially when we are incapable smacking the patronizing smile off their smarmy faces when spouting their fetid verbal vomit. He's a lesson of history what happens when people lose their sense of smell and a small town cop with delusions of grandeur comes to power. I won't be responsible what happens if he shows up on my doorstep. Clearly a temporary insanity case.


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:05 | 5042206 Escrava Isaura
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Miffed Microbio..., you said: "Clearly a temporary insanity case."


I am gonna leave at that!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:14 | 5042400 jeff montanye
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although i supported nixon, a little reluctantly, in '60 (he was no ike), kennedy may have been becoming better since he, apparently, was worth assassinating, i assume, by the nationaly security state, or how else would someone with oswald's biography and russian wife have waltzed back into the u.s. from the soviet union?  it is more of a leap of faith however.

yet when at least some of the chips were down he opted for detente rather than further agression over cuba (said he would take missiles out of turkey), unlike the current clown who keeps poking a stick at the bear.  i really am starting to wonder about this guy; apparently he takes orders without question.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:26 | 5042429 Escrava Isaura
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jeff montanye, You said: "he (Kennedy) opted for detente rather than further agression over cuba (said he would take missiles out of turkey)"

Wrong! Kennedy did not back down.... even that those missiles in Turkey were to be removed, because of new type of missile was to be placed in submarines.

Khrushchev backed down.


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:25 | 5042432 lunaticfringe
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Yes. I can't even think of anyone worse than Obama. Maybe some shitbag on death row.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:35 | 5042453 Chief Wonder Bread
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That shitbag on death row can't do as much harm.

All the great psychopaths are politicians.

When he says 'folks', it's like that guy who puts his arm around you and calls you 'friend' just before he bites off your nose.

Just my 2 cents.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:17 | 5042057 Escrava Isaura
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It's not that simple! It's NOT one individual’s fault.

There are two America, Buddy! This is how our "Founding Lawyers" set it up.

Read your history, it's all there!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:21 | 5042251 NidStyles
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So much easier to dehumanize your opponent than to actually make a rational argument. 


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:32 | 5042286 Escrava Isaura
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If I could summarize all this resentment:

The end of “Peak Financials” and the beginning of “Peak Oil”.

And nobody is prepared to face either side affects….. Unless you are an Amish, of course!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:50 | 5042315 Quus Ant
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how about the beginning of peak financials and the end of peak oil? 

Are we in the eye of the storm?  What day is it?  Why is it so quiet...


How did I get in this dress?

Does it make me look fat?



Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:04 | 5042376 Escrava Isaura
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Actually, I should have said the end of both.

And our society is not prepared or arranged to live without, either.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:18 | 5042412 Quus Ant
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Here's what's awesome Isaura- who knows where we really are on any timetable!  They won't tell us the truth about the financial situation(which I could care less about) or the oil situation(which I think could be rather important) or the environmental situation(my personal favorite).  If they told us the truth we might insist on a change of course, and that wouldn't do seeing as how all that oil, and I guess every atom of this planet, has already been bought and sold multiple times.  Swimming in a sea of white noise.  Waiting for the gavel to drop.  The angels to blow their horns.  The truth to set us free from the frying pan into the sweet release of the fire.

There's no earthly way of knowing,
Which direction we are going.
There's no knowing where we're rowing
Or which way the river's flowing.
Is it raining? Is it snowing?
Is a hurricane a-blowing?
Not a speck of light is showing,
So the danger must be growing.
Are the fires of hell a glowing?
Is the grisly reaper mowing?!
Yes! The danger must be growing,
for the rowers keep on rowing.
And they're certainly not showing...
any signs that they are slowing!


dramatic, no?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:53 | 5042484 Escrava Isaura
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Thanks Jeff.

It took me back to Boston.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:31 | 5042439 Escrava Isaura
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Quus Ant,

That was pretty good. Impressive.

Are you also an architect?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:53 | 5042446 Quus Ant
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I've built worlds entire, my sweet.


Please tell me you're a woman.  The pic leaves it up in the air.  Which is a terrible place to leave it.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:40 | 5042320 NidStyles
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The only peak I see is the one concerning too many ignoranuses having too much of a porch to preach off of. 



Weeding through the posters was easier before we ended up with the Alex Jones crowd.


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:47 | 5042348 Escrava Isaura
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“I am undecided if I should fully attack, or try to seduce the Homo Ignoramus” -- Richard Dawkins

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 23:19 | 5042539 NidStyles
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Neither option is conductive to a peaceful or fulfilling life.


This leads me to believe that both options are framed from the position of not allowing a third option of simply ignoring them and not participating. 

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:25 | 5042258 kchrisc
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One day soon the best way to recognize a sociopath will be by looking into a basket.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:07 | 5042392 Escrava Isaura
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I was told looking in a mirror is a good start.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 04:02 | 5042800 Xandrino
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DSM IV is full of shit.


If your mother dies, you should be over it in 4 weeks, otherwise you need medication.


That's 1 example....


Fuck DSM, it's big Pharma fucking with you


A good read about this is the book: "Borderline Times" from belgian author Dirk de Wachter.

An excellent read (not sure if it has been translated into English)

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 04:03 | 5042803 Kirk2NCC1701
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Looking at the list of attributes of our Sociopath-In-Chief, and Just Between You And Me, I have this nagging feeling that he's...

He'll give you double-speak and Double Vision.  He's... Cold As Ice, and playing Head Games.  His recent call with BB, things got Urgent...

Barry to BB:

You're not shy, you get around
You wanna fly, don't want your feet on the ground
You stay up, you won't come down
You wanna live, you wanna move to the boom, the sound


Got fire in your veins
Burnin' hot but you don't feel the pain
Your desire is insane
You can't stop until you do it again

But sometimes I wonder as I look in your eyes
Maybe you're thinking of some other goy
But I know, yes I know, how to treat you right
That's why you call me in the middle of the night

You say it's urgent
So urgent, so oh oh urgent
Just wait and see
How urgent my line can be
It's urgent


You play tricks on my mind
You're everywhere but you're so hard to find
You're not warm or sentimental
You're so extreme, you can be so temperamental

Urgent, urgent, emergency
Urgent, urgent, emergency
Urgent, urgent, emergency
Urgent, urgent, emergency
So urgent, emergency
Emer... emer... emer...
It's urgent

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:47 | 5043359 BigJim
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You saying Obama is a Foreigner?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:33 | 5042114 angel_of_joy
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Well, he might think he is "just like us" but I (for one) don't feel neither like one of his "brothers" nor part of his "folks". Just so he knows...

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:41 | 5042136 runswithscissors
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"I understand this concern on behalf of the taxpayers. People want value for money. That's why we always insist on the principal of Information Retrieval charges. It's absolutely right and fair that those found guilty should pay for their periods of detention and the Information Retrieval procedures used in their interrogations."

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:22 | 5042254 Bossman1967
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maybe he was calling the crips and folks I'm from miss. so I know the lingo

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 23:42 | 5042538 Freddie
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This reference of "folks" dehumanizes the hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children the NWO elite-State Dept types, Soros et al murder for the banksters. 

The innocent hundreds of thousands murdered in Syria, Gaza, Ukraine, Libya, Iraq, Egypt, Afghanistan, the Balkans.  All the banksters World Wars.  The USA Civil War.  The NYC communist zios leading the charge of Bolsheviks who murdered millions in Russia.  The list is endless.

I hope there is a hell and a Dante's Inferno for these digusting people who dehumanize people and murder them for money and power.  F them.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 07:08 | 5042932 Bossman1967
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Was it the crips and folks? He was calling out

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:27 | 5041870 unknownknowns
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I figure it's a multicultural speech thing:

He actually means F* just sounds like FOLKS

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:43 | 5041935 knukles
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You noticed that, too, huh?
Kinda like Ebola, Ebonics....

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:08 | 5041947 unknownknowns
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I guess that he'll be FOLKING pissed off now, and just raise taxes anyway, because he's folking run out of other peoples money!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:03 | 5042201 NoDebt
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HE isn't running out of anyhing.  HE is doing just fine.  That's the problem.  

Put him in some overalls in the middle of a West Virginia coal mining town and see if HE is still feeling just peachy about things a week later.

That's the problem with career politicians.  They don't EVER have to go back to their home town (wherever that may be) and live amongst the great unwashed masses again.  They are the Elysium class.  They do not live among us.



Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:19 | 5042244 thamnosma
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You are so right.  They never do return "home".  Washington, the center of power, becomes home yet they are permitted to continue "representing" us.  I never liked the idea of forced term limits but perhaps that's what is necessary.  I'd also like to completely abolish pensions, life long healthcare and any other benefit that accrues to "career" politicians.  In fact, just doing that may obviate the need for term limits.


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:25 | 5042431 jeff montanye
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not until the revolving door between the regulators and the regulated is stopped and the bribes called campaign contributions are outlawed.  

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 23:15 | 5042531 boattrash
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Thamnosma, so right. But they may see a time when being all clustered together like that could work Against them. Big time.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:42 | 5041925 Quus Ant
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ja wir können
Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:58 | 5041989 DoChenRollingBearing
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Sí se puede!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:21 | 5042249 thamnosma
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Adelante, pendejo.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:39 | 5042318 DoChenRollingBearing
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Vamos, pues.  

Oh wait!  Liberals first!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:14 | 5042232 thecoloredsky
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Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:26 | 5042263 Yen Cross
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  "Farbe fucken Knugen"?

 Oh wait, that's the Volkswagon commercial...

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:13 | 5042401 BigJim
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Banzai, that is just breathtaking.

Maybe it's time Netanyahu got a Hitler moustache? He's certainly got the combover to go with it.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 23:59 | 5042598 mt paul
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we're folked

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 09:15 | 5043227 robertsgt40
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I guess Obama wants us to see him as folksy

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:54 | 5044048 Loose Caboose
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Yes, well, that's amusing right there. 

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:17 | 5041799 junction
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Okay.  By the way, the banner headline at the Drudge Report involves Ebola.


OUTBREAK! Ebola terror: Passenger dies at London airport 'Everyone's just petrified'

Published: 45 mins ago

(MIRROR) — Airport staff tonight told of their fears of an Ebola outbreak after a passenger from Sierra Leone collapsed and died as she got off a plane at Gatwick.

Workers said they were terrified the virus could spread globally through the busy international hub from the West African country which is in the grip of the deadly epidemic.

The woman, said to be 72, became ill on the gangway after she left a Gambia Bird jet with 128 passengers on board. She died in hospital.


Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:54 | 5041972 shovel ready
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At the time of my reading the banner title is "EBOLA TERROR AS PASSENGER DIES AT LONDON AIRPORT"


There is no 'outbreak'.


There is no ebola. Quote from the article, "At around 11pm on Sunday, the Department of Health said that tests for the deadly Ebola virus on the woman who died at Gatwick had proved negative.


There is enough in the world to be scared about - even ebola - without sensationalising and making shit up.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:18 | 5042067 Catullus
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It also says

"The patient was not symptomatic on the plane and therefore there is no risk of Ebola being passed on to either flight crew or other passengers.

Yet died on the jetbridge. Not symptomatic yet dies getting off the plane.

It would be highly unlikely to spread Ebola on a plane though.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:29 | 5042101 Urban Redneck
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Sweating and vomiting at the time of collapse would be symptomatic of ebola.

The bigger issue is the fucking 45-hour press quarantine, since the victim changed planes in Gambia.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:33 | 5042116 fonzannoon
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a fucking plane comes in from sierra leone and some woman drops dead in a pile of vomit and sweat?

That sounds pretty fuckin scary to me.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:27 | 5042267 thamnosma
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And if it wasn't Ebola, hell, maybe it's something new!

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:57 | 5041981 Quus Ant
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That's a good story, but this one from drudge piqued my curiosity:

Someone's cleaning house! 

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 23:28 | 5042558 boattrash
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"The Army has close to 514,000 soldiers now, but will have to be down to 510,000 by October, shrink to 490,000 by October 2015 and be down to 450,000 by 2019"

....and in D.C.'s infinite fucking wisdom, be sure to make the big cuts in the leadership positions.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:07 | 5042610 Freddie
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Maybe the military brass should have defended the Constitution.  Congress, the exec branch and judicial branch sure as (isra)hell has not.  The news media, TV, Hollywood have helped the police state at every step including Silicon Valley and Wall Street plus the Pentagon

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 00:55 | 5042680 Nick Jihad
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To my mind, that's 24000 talented, motivated individuals whose efforts will soon be devoted to productive activities, versus shooting expensive munitions at illiterate goatherds in Afghanistan.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:11 | 5041808 Steroid
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It is starting to reveal behind the curtain.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:11 | 5041811 Lost Word
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From Drudge Report:

Ebola scare at London airport

passenger from Africa dies with Ebola symptoms

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:14 | 5041822 Payne
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It is strange that this news appears in the UK and the US.  Kinda of like they want you to be fearful, hmm.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:35 | 5041907 Rootin' for Putin
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i have to wonder why they are even still allowing flights from there.

The brits better be going long on Sade LP's and Batman soundtracks.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:42 | 5041930 kchrisc
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This just in: TSA, in addition to feeling you and grandma up, is, due to Ebola, now going to require a urine, blood and a stool sample before permitting you to board a flight. They said that they would take care of the blood and stool sample themselves with a cavity search, but you will need to complete the urine sample yourself. They also said that you should drink lots of water and arrive an extra hour before the 3 hours you would normally arrive at the "Constitution-free zone," airport.



Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:55 | 5042187 crazybob369
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Just curious; is there a law against urinating on a TSA agent? Just in case he asks for a urine sample.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:32 | 5042292 kchrisc
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That would make you a "terrorist." However, thinking of it has made me realize that we, critical-thinking Americans, are all "terrorists." So pissing on a TSA would make one a doubleplusbad "terrorist."

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 02:33 | 5042751 Kirk2NCC1701
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It's not "Constitution-free" Zone, but "Constitution-enhanced". For your enhanced security.

Just like it's not torture, but Enhanced Interrogation".

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:06 | 5042021 Urban Redneck
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The plane landed at 8.15am SATURDAY MORNING, and this is just hitting the news now... MIDNIGHT SUNDAY.

The Ministry of Truth and #10 Downing Street need to nuked from orbit, it's the only way to be sure information is released in a timely fashion.

At least Gatwick is only the 9th busiest airport in Europe.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:11 | 5041812 NYPoke
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Um, I was expecting a cartoon, a funny one.  I'm now bummed.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 20:22 | 5042082 NYPoke
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As the men from Guinness would say, "Brilliant."

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:14 | 5041829 Skateboarder
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The word "folks" is now ruined for me.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:25 | 5041873 The Shootist
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Nobody uses that word more than Barack the magic negro. Capiche, folks?

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:55 | 5041970 knukles
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Ah, "folks", "Homelandsecurity".....
Reminds me of the good olde days in Germany, back in the '30's, Krystalle nacht, the Wannsee dinners....

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:36 | 5042305 nmewn
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(This is an experiment)

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:50 | 5042360 Cathartes Aura
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ahh, there's nowt so queer as folk. . .

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:15 | 5041831 pain_and_soros
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Don't worry

Obama is just a folking juck

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:16 | 5041835 BurningFuld
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Theda...theda....theda.....theda...that's all folks.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:17 | 5041839 gimli
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It seems we've all been folked

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:32 | 5041897 messymerry
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folk folkety folk folk folk - Cartman

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:20 | 5041845 Dre4dwolf
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Obama is just mad because he has to use the girly weights at the gym, so he is trying to make the world more "fair" by banning individuality and personal achievement. 


Obama's Utopia

The strong wear weights, the beautiful wear masks and the intelligent wear earpieces that fire off loud noises to keep them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. It is a poetic tale of triumph and tragedy about a broken family, a brutal government, and an act of defiance that changes everything.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:17 | 5041847 orangegeek
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which fucks are calling us folks again??

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:19 | 5041850 Fuku Ben
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Ein Folks, Ein Reich, Ein Führer

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:29 | 5041857 Dr. Engali
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Don't worry, we've been reassured that it's well contained:

Ebola terror at Gatwick as passenger collapses and dies getting off Sierra Leone flight

And all you fucks, I mean folks, who second guess what the "experts" tell us are whack jobs.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:31 | 5041894 Everybodys All ...
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Doc, The absence of common sense in dealing with this problem is shocking even by today's lower standards.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:38 | 5041919 Dr. Engali
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It's fucking amazing to me. I was on another site where there was a thread discussing the fact that .gov was bringing it to the U.S, and I couldn't believe how many people were okay with it. They were of the opinion of "well they shouldn't have to die in that country away from their families"..... Uh hmm hello ..... They left their families to go over there in the first place.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 19:57 | 5041980 knukles
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Doc?  What the hell was it, "HuffPo"?  Seriously....

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:30 | 5042277 thamnosma
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Could easily have been CNN, Washington Post, NYT, and on and on.  Americans are so dimwitted.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:33 | 5042295 nmewn
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As opposed to RT or BBC or...

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:36 | 5042312 thamnosma
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Well, I couldn't list them all!   However, my guess is that RT posters might be a tad less sanguine.  BBC posters probably wish Britain would import some.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 22:10 | 5042397 nmewn
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lol...point taken.

Sun, 08/03/2014 - 21:26 | 5042259 CoolBeans
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Well, it is now 5 hours from me...contained, maybe, until an accident happens.  

There is a reason the CDC wanted these subjects here...

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