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The US Welfare State Summarized In 1 Cartoon

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For some, comprehending the demise of the US welfare state ponzi is impossible; and so, in the interests of public safety, we present the illustrated guide to the rapidly approaching (and unstoppable) train wreck...

 

 

h/t @Sebastian_JKT

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Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:51 | 5083340 nope-1004
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Anyone know how to get rid of the BMO popup ad infecting me by coming to ZH?  I'm using Firefox with popup blocker, but doesn't work.

Ran AdwCleaner, MalwareBytes, and HitmanPro.  Still bullshit BMO banking garbage shows up on almost every page.

 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:52 | 5083362 dryam
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No wonder I feel so tired all the time. Now I know.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:53 | 5083381 I am more equal...
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Old people caused global warming.  Let's eskimo them... leave them out in the cold and the goberment will pay their bills....

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:56 | 5083401 RaceToTheBottom
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I don't think the cartoon correctly reflects the obesity that is the norm now.

 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:07 | 5083459 SofaPapa
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Thus the reason behind immigration policy.  Demographics got ya down?  Who ya gonna call?  BorderBusters!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:16 | 5083513 smlbizman
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try avast virus protection...its a freedown load run complete scan...than when done it will ask to do a boot scan...do that also...we will see you tomorrow...my wifes system had an ad virus, she had norton...couldnt rid...i took maybe 10 hours with avast and got rid of it....good luck

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:20 | 5083558 Herd Redirectio...
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Flash block, Ad block. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:23 | 5083582 Herd Redirectio...
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As for the welfare state....  Unfunded liabilities, FTW.

The gov't has bought EVERYONE off with promises!  Promises!

Used to be you actually would get paid for doing dirty work.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:50 | 5083798 Liberal
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I don't get that cartoon. 

 

What's the problem?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:49 | 5084169 bunzbunzbunz
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physics

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:29 | 5084342 max2205
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Get on the train....soul train!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:31 | 5084357 max2205
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I quit using my laptop to visit ZH

Smart phone or iPad only

So buggy...good luck

Now the mobile ads are ridiculous ...my just have to read once a week soon

I call bullshit

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:53 | 5084446 Bad Attitude
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The AdBlock iPhone app works great for reading ZH. Firefox with AdBlock Plus and Flashblock makes ZH quite readable on my PC.

I wonder when advertizes will figure out that badly behaved advertizing actually drives away customers.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:43 | 5084394 Tall Tom
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bunzbunzbunz...Physics? Really?

 

The US Government declared the Laws of Physics to be invalid after 9/11/2001.

 

You have to catch up with the times and stop living in the past.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 21:15 | 5085078 RallyRoundTheFamily
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I mean just look at all of the building code changes after that "It's unpatriotic to question" fateful day.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:28 | 5087693 fallout11
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"Useless eaters"

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:48 | 5084660 fattail
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Govt checks flying fast and furious to all of the ranchers with a cow herd.  Getting about $500 per head for the number they had the last three years.  Upper 5 figure  checks from the government for the great entreprenuerial, stand all by their lonesome, rugged individualist, cowboys.  

That's it.  They have in fact bought everyone off.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:48 | 5084160 netpounder
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That Norton antivirus is useless.  I could not understand why my computer kept slowing down with the Norton's protection on.  It could not stop nor detect a malware/adware that free Avast got rid of quickly.  PC performance is back to normal now.  I just downloaded the AVG, ran a scan and the PC TuneUp.  Tried to uninstall the Avast after the free trial expired and it allowed me to continue using it free.  Nice trick.  Now I have both the Avast and AVG running simultaneously.  Having just 1 antivirus program is risky these days.  I used Norton for 2 years and is a waste of money. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:22 | 5084308 Agstacker
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I use http://www.vipreantivirus.com/

 

Doesn't slow down web surfing.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:49 | 5084170 netpounder
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That Norton antivirus is useless.  I could not understand why my computer kept slowing down with the Norton's protection on.  It could not stop nor detect a malware/adware that free Avast got rid of quickly.  PC performance is back to normal now.  I just downloaded the AVG, ran a scan and the PC TuneUp.  Tried to uninstall the Avast after the free trial expired and it allowed me to continue using it free.  Nice trick.  Now I have both the Avast and AVG running simultaneously.  Having just 1 antivirus program is risky these days.  I used Norton for 2 years and it's complete waste of money. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:17 | 5083517 S.M.T.U.Q.I.
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BTFATH bitchez.  Bloddy glove.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:19 | 5083543 Hugh G Rection
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Some coyotes are pulling down $10K per Mexican they sneak across.  There's robust competition, but it's a growth industry with millions of opportunities.  Set up a sweat shop in San Diego and you can douple dip...

See, plenty of opportunity in this new economy!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:23 | 5084314 db51
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No Shit, most of them now are in power Govt paid for scooters.   Don't need anyone pushing.....just pay your taxes.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:45 | 5084412 Publicus
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No, that is Ebola.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:53 | 5083378 JohnG
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Try adblock and ghostery plugins for firefox.  I run both and almost never see ads here.  The only times recently is when something new was added that ghostery had not caught yet. 

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:06 | 5083437 knukles
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click on the adblock and ghostery icons for "filters" to adjust ....
... pain in the arse to get used to using, but can get rid of extraneous garf...

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:54 | 5083382 McMolotov
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Do you use Adblock Plus? I never see any ads.

Back on topic, where's the person at the top administering euthanasia drugs in the last panel?

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:59 | 5083407 nope-1004
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Thanks for reminding me.... actually had ADP on my last PC but got a new one recently and forgot to reinstall.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:00 | 5083420 wee-weed up
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And the Tylers have got to do something about that ugly big toe with toe-nail fungus!!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:06 | 5083450 knukles
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Get out from under my desk!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:26 | 5083612 chumbawamba
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Man, don't you freeloaders realize that it costs money for ZH to distribute all the Ebola hysteria?  Someone has to see those ads.

-Chumblez.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:08 | 5083911 A is A
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DUDE! I KNOW! THOSE ARE THE WORST. I KNOW THEY HAVE TO MAKE MONEY AND ALL BUT GOD DAMN, HAVE SOME STANDARDS!

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:07 | 5083456 Anybody
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Not using any of those myself ... just NoScript and it works great.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 06:06 | 5086186 Mr. Ed
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Same here.   NoScipt (plus AdBlock.)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:18 | 5083527 chumbawamba
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You need to re-install Anti-Dipshit Plus.  The problem is your user.

I am Chumbawamba.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 18:41 | 5084386 TheFourthStooge-ing
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PEBKAC error. (Problem exists between keyboard and chair)

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:56 | 5083397 Jack Sheet
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Dunno, but the chick top R of the block of 4 ads appearing after each and every article even with the adblockers looks like she could suck a golf ball through 10 feet of garden hose.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:58 | 5083408 luckylogger
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Use Chrome- thats how I did it.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 15:58 | 5083412 CrazyCooter
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If FF is compromised with an unsafe ad-on, that might be part of your problem (not sure what you have installed). I only use a few add ons.

That said, ad block plus is one of them and it works fairly well.

Lastly, FireFox will actually access the loopback IP (ports are usually in the 4x,xxx range) although FF staff have said this is typical and totally safe. Personally I think it is a BS response and completely unecessary. FF has really gone downhill lately with shitty UI changes and a general tone of ignoring what users want and doing their own arrogant design thing. That is my way of saying it could be a temporary FF security issue that will get patched in the future.

Browsers and hacking them is a perpetual arms race ...

Regards,

Cooter

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 19:27 | 5084580 MisterMousePotato
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Try Pale Moon. It's a fork of FireFox that has not yet followed FF down the path of alienating their core users.

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:32 | 5087715 fallout11
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Will look into that, thank you. Have been refusing to "upgrade" my FF because of the flawed direction it has been going of late (another alienated core user here).

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:04 | 5083443 OldBoy
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I've had better luck with Google Chrome

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:08 | 5083454 johansen
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google: mvps hosts. download and update your hosts file.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:08 | 5083474 Graceguy
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I don't know much about Firefox, but on my PC Chrome with the AdBlock extention eliminates all popups.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:14 | 5083506 S.M.T.U.Q.I.
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Bill Clinton should be inpeached for lieing about adultery.  Blody glove bitchez.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:20 | 5083552 FiatFapper
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Use the forked version called Ad Block Edge; ABP sold out and allows ads.

Also, use ghostery.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:50 | 5083800 BeerMe
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adblock edge seems to work

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 16:56 | 5083835 toady
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I've been having pop up problems since they added the ad bar at the bottom of the screen. It goes away after I restart my ol'S3, but it starts creeping back after a day or two.

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:05 | 5083876 skunzie
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Best

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 17:03 | 5083877 skunzie
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Delete your history on a regular basis.  I am using Google browser and that helps the most when I do that.  

I also downloaded Puran Utilities (freeware) and regularly clean the history, empty files, and defrag my computer (Windows XP) and it helps knock out the BS pop-ups.  Hope that helps.

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