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Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore"

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First Russia and China, then UAE, Egypt, and Turkey... and now it appears Germany (following a phone call with Putin) is pulling the rug out from under US hegemony - just as Obama's warmongery ramps up...

  • *MERKEL SAYS U.S. CAN'T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS ANYMORE

Which is odd because just yesterday, President Obama (who never lies) stated "The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..." adding that "no other nation can do what we do." Perhaps he is wrong?

“Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems alone anymore,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

Merkel did not stop there...

  • *PUTIN, MERKEL URGE DE-ESCALATION IN UKRAINE, KREMLIN SAYS
  • *PUTIN, MERKEL DISCUSSED GAS TRANSIT VIA UKRAINE, KREMLIN SAYS
  • *PUTIN INFORMED MERKEL OF NEW EAST UKRAINE AID PLAN: KREMLIN
  • *MERKEL URGES HOLLANDE TO CONTINUE REFORMS IN FRANCE
  • *MERKEL SAYS HOLLANDE HAS CHANCE TO REVIVE FRENCH ECONOMIC POWER

Seems like she is returning to the offensive from the defensive...

 

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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:02 | 5149714 barre-de-rire
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as obozo said usa are the only ones able to mess up around the world like they do.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:23 | 5151027 f16hoser
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Merkel is Dumber than a Box of Hammers. The German people need to Jettison this Bitch ASAP! She want's Draghi to print Euro's (QE). That is gonna Crush the German economy. Germans should demand to leave the EU and go back to the Deutsch Mark. If not, Weimar Germany Part Duex...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:25 | 5151516 schadenfreude
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Nice pic, but warranted with a neg. Want to be taken serious? Stop posting

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:24 | 5152129 Dublinmick
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Merkel is mildly retarded and should be put on a plane to Israel. She won't however, she will be taking over the EU next. It is the vatican dream to have Hitlers daughter finally in charge of a united Europe.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:12 | 5151456 stant
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She's obviously waycist

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:53 | 5149656 bigdumbnugly
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Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore"

 

i think she is confused.

i thought we created all the world's problems.

and yeah, we're still pretty good at doing that.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56 | 5149676 FL_Conservative
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And we also need to stop giving financial aid around the world too, starting with the America-hating UN.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:02 | 5149721 NOTaREALmerican
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You do realize that American Aid is actually Corporate Script, right?   Do you think most of the money doesn't end-up getting spent back here?    

Hey 3rd World dictator,  here's 10 billion, keep 10% for yourself and buy some US arms with rest.    Financial aid...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:16 | 5149802 Raymond K Hessel
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Fine. Good. Let's stop aid today.  I'm with you.  No more aid to dictators.  No more aid to NGOs. No more foreign aid.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:37 | 5149921 NOTaREALmerican
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Gotta capture your government back from the (R)etards and (D)umbasses first.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149685 the phantom
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The temps dropped in Germany and she remembered where the gas comes from.  Better late than never Angela...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:05 | 5149735 Dr Strangemember
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I'm sure Obama will be telling Europe to hang tough because global warming will soon make winters feel like early fall.  Just like Al Gore told us in the US Southeast to expect 10X the number of hurricanes and 50X the intensity of storms like Katrina.  Hmmmmmmmmm, all I've heard in the last decade is hurricane crickets!  

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:18 | 5150201 Joe Tierney
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and she remembered where the gas comes from

 

She sure did remember - gas comes from the U.S. The U.S. gives her gas. PPFFFFTTTT!

 

Now, after talking to Vladdy-Poot, she's lettin' it out. She juss farted right in Oh'Bammy's face.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:55 | 5150505 SeminoleBob For...
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I agree.  I predict Germany will eventually side with Russia and leave the EU.  WIth German people supporting Putin and the EU being a clusterf*ck that Germany basically supports, I think they will grow tired of it.  I sound like a broken record, but let's not forget Germany's mysteriously disappeared gold...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:28 | 5151527 schadenfreude
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Your prediction is bullshit and I take a bet against your "prediction".

You should try to find a job as a "preacher"

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:54 | 5153061 August
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I believe it was an astute ZH poster who pointed out that Germany, after 100 years of blood, terror and calamity, has finally achieved its war aims of 1914:  the dismemberment of the Russian empire, a European customs union under German leadership, and the weakening-unto-farce of France and "Great" Britain.  If at all possible Angela and her heirs will avoid choosing sides between Russia and America, but will triangulate between them as delicately as possible. 

Ultimately, though, a choice will be forced on Germany... by the declining USA via the Bush dictum: "with us or against us".  Personally, I think Germany's choice is still up for grabs....

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:52 | 5149657 Racer
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The US can't solve its own problems, let alone anyone else's!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:02 | 5149715 FL_Conservative
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I thought that's what drones were for?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54 | 5149659 gdiamond22
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Hard to solve all the problems when we create most of them

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54 | 5149664 chubbar
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When she stops acting on U.S. demands to levy sanctions against Russia is about the time I'll believe anything she has to say. Actions, not words. Regardless, it is still notable that she is making a weak verbal stand against the U.S. here.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:10 | 5149767 LawsofPhysics
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^^^this.  So is something up?  Everything is given to the public these days for a reason.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:01 | 5150051 espirit
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Actions are key without the spin.

The written words are just unbelievable.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:55 | 5149665 NOTaREALmerican
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Just another liberal euro pussy that doesn't have the balls to confront the evil-doers of the world.   Where are the goddamn men that made this goddamn country great-n-glorious ?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5149695 saints51
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They have been dead for over 200 years.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:18 | 5149805 Raymond K Hessel
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I think he means Germany.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:15 | 5149787 cowdiddly
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They all became smart and savy, Remember? lol

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:48 | 5149982 FlyingDutchman
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As far as I can tell she's cold as steel and shrewd as hell.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:54 | 5149668 Charles The Ham...
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French Economic Power? What are they going to start selling? Horrible wine and cheap burkas and Islamic prayer rugs? France hasnt existed for decades now. Stop pretending Hollande is a real person with any significance.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149677 NOTaREALmerican
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The Hollande sause article is two back.    Don't forget to get-off at the Jessica Alba stop to look around tho.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:06 | 5149743 Charles The Ham...
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•*MERKEL SAYS HOLLANDE HAS CHANCE TO REVIVE FRENCH ECONOMIC POWER

What possible imaginary metric is she using to come to that kind of conclusion? Hollande is a socialist and he has spent is entire life as an enemy to the free market and to any kind of sensible economic thought process. He should resign and check into a retirement home to be supported for the rest of his life by the harmful state policies he supports. He is a useless, corrupt and Ideologically bankrupt sack of waste and should never have entered the public sphere. The same can be said of most major world leaders today including Obama.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:16 | 5149794 Sandmann
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Merkel has done nothing for Germany - it was Gerhard Schroeder with Agena 2010. Merkel has been Socialist like Hollande reducing pension age to 63 and spending money like water

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:34 | 5151544 schadenfreude
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Hey Sandmann, why not joining the bandwaggon of indefinte money-printing to support the FSA?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:55 | 5151814 acetinker
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Dear schadenfraud, did you read back what you wrote?  It makes no sense at all.  Sandmann ain't much better- but still.  I figure english may not be his native tongue.

How is it that you've been here for over 4 years and I have no recollection of you?  Sum Ting Wong here.

I don't know if I disagree w/you or not, you didn't type anything intelligible.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:19 | 5149809 NOTaREALmerican
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Re:  The same can be said of most major world leaders today including Obama. 

If that's true (which I personally think it is) that means "leaders" MUST be "corrupt and Ideologically bankrupt sack of waste" in order to be picked to lead their respective societies.   Otherwise,  there would be variations in different societies resulting in something other than what you said being true. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:31 | 5149897 Charles The Ham...
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The most effective leadership that resulted in the greatest Economic growth and periods of creation of wealth were the direct result of policies and conditions that prevented or suppressed stupid people from voting. Those who contribute the least in society should not wield the same political powers that those who create jobs, create wealth and foster a productive environment for a community to flourish have. When American elections became a popularity contest instead of an important choice resulting in prosperity or economic suicide, we were doomed from that point on.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:41 | 5149935 NOTaREALmerican
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Ok, fine.  What about the REST of world (as you noted).   It's the same result everywhere.   The smart-n-savvy people of each society run the show for themselves.  

So, now what? 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:33 | 5151977 acetinker
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Stupidity is the wrong criteria.  There's lots of fairly stupid people who contribute to society.  I should know.

Charity begins at home, no?

The real rub arises when the recipients of said charity are allowed to vote themselves more 'stuff', and the contributors are coerced to comply via the power of the state.

I forget the calamity, but when the nascent US congress pondered using the public purse to mitigate, member Davy Crockett said, "It's not yours to give".  He was exactly right.

How come there are signs at our national parks that read "Please don't feed the animals.  They will become dependent and lose their ability to fend for themselves", but inner cities are chock-full of actual humans (I'm being generous, here) who would perish absent their 'feeding'?

So, what are the criteria to be, then?

If you derive any part of your existence from .gov, you don't get a voice.  This would include politicians, soldiers, cops, teachers, .gov contractors and their employees and so on... but most importantly, it would include any organization- and all of its employees who were bailed out by the Fed.

That doesn't leave many out, does it?  Still, those are the ones expected to foot the bill.  They should be the ones with a voice.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:45 | 5156569 acetinker
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Oh, and i forgot lawyers, or as they like to call themselves: Attorneys.  They operate (they call it a practice.  I don't want no mofo who is merely practicing to represent me, in any case) in the realm of codified law, which is not The Law, at all.

Any attorney is bound by the bar (the British Accreditation Registry) to support any outcome which would benefit the state.  How many members of Congress are attorneys?

You don't get a fkn voice, either.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 20:58 | 5156605 acetinker
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Ditto for judges.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:32 | 5151078 MalteseFalcon
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Bidets.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:25 | 5152877 Volaille de Bresse
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"French Economic Power? What are they going to start selling? Horrible wine and cheap burkas and Islamic prayer rugs? France hasnt existed for decades now. Stop pretending Hollande is a real person with any significance."

Keep barfing your racism but I betcha that in 30 years France will still be (slowly) cruising while the US will be sunk, rusting under water. The US are like the Titanic whiwh was said to unsinkable. Unsinkable, yes... we know what happened!

Wanna have a peep into Murica's future? Look at some late 19th century pix : people are poor, slim/thin and they work very very hard to make a meagre living. THAT's Murica's future.
You've squandered your wealth power and riched in a mere 30 years (it started with Reagan).
It's not Putin's or Merkel's fault it's YOU FAULT!

Historians will scratch their head wondering how you fucked up so badly with such a strong hand.

Vae victis Murica! Sorry to say but you won't be missed!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:14 | 5153115 August
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Thank God, at least, for America's cultural legacy, which will inspire the world for millennia.

I'm thinking either Woody Guthrie or the Super Bowl.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:55 | 5149669 Drummond
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  • *MERKEL SAYS U.S. CAN'T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS ANYMORE

The U.S isn't here to solve problems. It's here to create problems

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:03 | 5149717 barre-de-rire
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so true.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:11 | 5149760 NoDebt
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Well, technically, we would create the problem and then "solve" it in some totally fucked up way (usually militarily) that left things worse in the end that where they started.

I can't think of any specific examplese right now <cough, cough> Iraq <cough, cough>, but I'm sure we've done it in the past.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56 | 5149671 economessed
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We may not be able to solve all the world's problems, but we can print a helluva lot of money to make it appear as though we can!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56 | 5149673 SheepDog-One
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There's nothing indespensable on this little rock hurtling thru space, the universe is completely indifferent.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56 | 5149674 NaiLib
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""no other nation can do what we do.""   The rest of the world say: Luckely!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149679 Consuelo
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I take it this means the en-ess-aye files on her didn't reveal anything exciting enough for potential blackmail...?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149683 Infinite QE
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That is why Ms. Merkel needs to be a charter member in the ABF, the Anti Bolshevik Federation. Say a big FU to the global fiat system and get energy at cost.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149684 Spastica Rex
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By corollary, didn't Obama claim that all nations, other than the United States, are dispensable?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:10 | 5149762 Winston Churchill
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Those nukes can point at 'allies', just as easily as enemies.

Realpolitik 101.

I didn't stay at a Holiday Inn last night, or get a degree in international relations.

I do know wxactly how the real world works though, and its not pretty.

So yes, the other countries are totally dispensable,if needs be,for

Pax Americana to remain No 1.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:15 | 5149786 Spastica Rex
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He's really starting to sound a little master-racey to me.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:20 | 5149812 Winston Churchill
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A mongrel master race ?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:37 | 5149925 Spastica Rex
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The Third Reich was predicated on genetic superiority, Obama's is predicated on ideological superiority and birthright of place.

Same crap, slightly different flavor, all about entitlement.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:34 | 5151093 MalteseFalcon
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Superiority based on superior basketball skills.  Superior slam-dunkability.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:37 | 5151552 schadenfreude
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Scream USA USA USA....

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:31 | 5152154 Dublinmick
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That is the myth you have been handed Rex but the Reich was fashioned on the Disraeli scheme of combining khazars with Europeans and forming a super race. Hitler, Goebbels, Hess, Bormann and hundreds of other high ranking nazis were Jewish, just as Angela is. Give up the fairy tales.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:53 | 5150012 SheepDog-One
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Right, can you imagine the shitstorm if Bush were president and had made the same remarks? The media would be going apeshit.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:23 | 5150221 Ariadne
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Jerry Brown is starting to sound a lot Emperor of California to me.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:35 | 5151098 MalteseFalcon
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Emperor Moonbeam the first.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:34 | 5152892 Volaille de Bresse
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"Those nukes can point at 'allies', just as easily as enemies.

So yes, the other countries are totally dispensable,if needs be,for Pax Americana to remain No 1"

That's the most fascist comment I've read here in a long time... on top of being 100% stupid. Hey asshole if you nuke other countries don't you THINK they'll hit you TOO.

Idiot! Or are you an armchair strategist like V. Nuland? ;-)

Better start lving in reality cos thta's what the Russians and the Chinese do (adn that's why they kick your Uncle Sam's ass month after month).

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:00 | 5152276 ShakaZulu
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Hey! I'm gonna haf tuh think about that for a while...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149687 Kaiser Sousa
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yes u r right u german cunt...
and u cant solve europes u fucking banker owned bitch...
FUCK OFF AND DIE...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:27 | 5149871 Kaiser Sousa
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wow lots of merkel fans...
or perhaps cunt adverse ones...
no matter...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:38 | 5151556 schadenfreude
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Once again profanity. You are a dumbass or a paid shill?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5149690 Alberich
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"Anymore"?! So it's just a question of when the US can solve the world's problems, not whether. Gut gemacht Angela. Alienating both sides.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:57 | 5149691 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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"The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..."

And that is the ultimate in hubris and self important blovating. With pride comes disgrace with humility comes wisdom....

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:20 | 5149833 Winston Churchill
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Can we Baker Act TOTUS ?

Seems suicidal and genocidal.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:39 | 5151994 williambanzai7
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These are the kind of things that get mumbled while you are waiting for your turn to putt.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:41 | 5152198 Boubou
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Reminds me of my American grandson. He claims he is the most modest kid in the tri-state area.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5149693 agstacks
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Was the actualy quote,  "U.S. CAN'T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS ANYMORE" ???

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:00 | 5149700 Sizzurp
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In other words:"The US has been unable to solve my natural gas problem, first in Syria and now in Ukraine.  Now I have to kiss Putin's ass or he will cut me off."

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:17 | 5150189 Boubou
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I can fix that "  US blundering has created natural gas problems in Ukraine and elsewhere and I need to get off my knees and fix something myself"

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:25 | 5153147 August
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Just build the fucking Berlin-to-Bagdad pipeline, and be done with it.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:00 | 5149701 lakecity55
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Angela, Angela, who are you going to listen to? Backdoor Barry or a Real Man?

I...I am falling for you Vlad...

I am still single, baby....

Check your phone, Vlad...something is there for you.

Uhh, later, my dear, I must meet with Medvedev....

I'll be waiting, my Russian Hunk.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:59 | 5149706 Farmer Joe in B...
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Angela makes me so hard when she talks tough....

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:03 | 5149720 Farmer Joe in B...
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Only other german gal to give me that tingly feeling down yonder was that beauty, Silvia Wadwha.... where hast thou been, Frau Wadwha??

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:08 | 5149751 sosoome
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OBarry the psychopath is very dangerous right now as he desperately attempts to prove his relevance.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:09 | 5149753 LawsofPhysics
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Something's up.  the "leadership" of U.S. puppet states don't get all "truthy" without specific instructions to do so.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:11 | 5150134 Boubou
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Right.  This is ominous.  If the British poodle starts have an opinion of his own, it's all over

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:09 | 5149754 Rinzler
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"Perhaps he is wrong?"

 

Blasphemer, you must die!!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:10 | 5149758 Yen Cross
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 Merkle is starting to get a chill when she steps outside during the evening to see the beautiful foliage starting to change colors...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:12 | 5149770 Keltner Channel Surf
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She said "hegemony", I heard "hedge money", Merkel forecasts a rare holiday market pullback . . .

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:20 | 5149815 Raymond K Hessel
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Bahrump bump.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:33 | 5149904 Tenshin Headache
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I'm slow this week. Beat me to "hedgemoney".

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:52 | 5150003 Keltner Channel Surf
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Not as slow as today's market.  I didn't think machines took vacations.  Must be French algos -- takin' the whole month off, like a hexadecimal Rohmer film . . .

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:13 | 5149774 Mike Masr
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Boomerangs are a bitch!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:14 | 5149778 Sandmann
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The US is becoming a major problem and will be taken down. Either the US public take control of their government or they will have to live with the consequences of failing to do so which may be radioactive fallout and areas of nuclear winter. Japan did not bring its regime to heel and nor did Germany so the omens for the US are not good.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 18:35 | 5156149 piratepiet
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Are you German ?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:15 | 5149781 Duc888
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Sizzurp: In other words:"The US has been unable to solve my natural gas problem, first in Syria and now in Ukraine. Now I have to kiss Putin's ass or he will cut me off."

 

You watch withing 90 days Putin will nudge Germany in the direction of joining BRICS.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:34 | 5149910 samsara
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Jim Willie predicted that a few months ago I think.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:51 | 5150481 Latina Lover
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Yes, he did. In fact, he believes that Merkel will be pushed out of power unless she relented.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:43 | 5151574 schadenfreude
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Latin Lover, don't rely on insecure information

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:12 | 5152322 KickIce
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I think Germany (and Merkel) is safe as long as they have control of their gold.  Oops.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:16 | 5149795 Duffy
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When did America solve the world's problems, apart from the very arguable WW2?

Seriously?

 

If it isn't causing many or most of the instability in the world directly, it is providing for it and insulating it from any repercussions, as in Gaza:

 

http://electronicintifada.net/blogs/rania-khalek/israels-extermination-w...

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:05 | 5153484 Canucklehead
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Nobody cares about Gaza. That is an cesspool of inbreds who can't relate to the real world.

I realize everyone who promotes Gaza's agenda feels that ISIS should invade the USA. You need to put things in perspective:

ISIS regulars - 50,000+ (maybe I'm a little high but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt.)

Pennsylvania State Deer Hunters (opening day) 1,000,000+. These are the numbers for one state.

Estimate of US military veterans - 21,000,000 (all ages).

I think we are at the point where the Western World is tired of the Middle East Inbred induced problems and are looking for a simple solution to fix that. I expect if a battle were to break out (call it a new crusade) don't be surprised if there is a run on Piggy Puffs to be used to stuff down the throats of those ISIS related trophy kills.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:22 | 5149838 youngman
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Is Germany building a new Bismark...or maybe China is building it????

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:24 | 5149850 blu
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That's prolly my favourite word, prolly: Hegemony.

Hegemony hegemony hegemony hegemony hegemony.

And you can misspell it too if you want: Hegemoney.

So it's more on-topic that way. See bankers all hold hegemoney over average Americans.

Now pat me on the head and tell me I'm a clever demon.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:33 | 5149900 Tenshin Headache
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or hedgemoney

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:24 | 5149855 basho
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"MERKEL SAYS U.S. CAN'T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS ANYMORE"

when did the ussa solve the worlds problems should be:

MERKEL SAYS U.S. CAN'T CREATE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS ANYMORE, the EU is willing to help.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:27 | 5149862 Jethro
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Jawohl Schatzi!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:29 | 5149877 Duffy
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So when's the next American revolution?  After football season, I suppose?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:43 | 5149956 Jethro
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It's going to take a lot.  The population (average American) doesn't track down independent news sources, and with the MSM working in full collusion with the political/banking sectors, they are fed a steady diet of false information.  The revolution you ask?  There is a scene in the movie/documentary "Idiocracy" that will probably be a fairly accurate depiction of the system working until it doesn't.  The scene is where switching from Brawndo to water to irrigate crops leads to massive layoffs and breaks their entire economy.  So, a comparable scenario would be if the EBT cards suddenly didn't work.  CAT 5 Chimpout and a broken Walmart in real terms.  Or, if the Federal government "repurposes" 401Ks, and some uppity old timers begin voting from the rooftops.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:30 | 5149887 Catalonia
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That's why we hire their hedge funds to solve our problems. Makes a lot of sense

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:36 | 5149924 TrustWho
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Go Merkle and send Obama/Nuland/USA policy to a closet, lock the door and throw away the key. Obama is destabalizing the entire globe. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:39 | 5149926 alexcojones
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Winter temperature predictions in Europe?

Coldeeeerrrr . . . Bitchezzzz

Images for northern hemisphere winter 2014 predictions

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:55 | 5150023 gcjohns1971
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Oh, that.

 

Those are the 'Global Warming' climatology simulations that failed to predict the weather for the last 18 years and counting.

I guess there is a rough resemblance between the 'observed' and 'forecast' slides, but is much less accurate than the 200-year-old Farmers' Almanac prediction.

Once you filter out all the caveats for the NAO you get a prediction that it will get colder in the coming months.

What a useless collection of asshats, to tell us nothin gmore useful than that winter will be colder than summer!!!!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:38 | 5149928 gcjohns1971
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Ummm.....

Why would someone expect a single person, organization, entity to "SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS"???

There seems to be a very serious problem with unrealistic expectations.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:47 | 5149976 Jethro
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Look at it from Chalky's perspective.  He never had a dad, so what he's doing is projecting the concept of magical thinking to a national level.  "If dad was here, he'd fix this mess!"  Chalky beleives that the government is the dad he never had, that could fix all his problems.  The reality is that the government is made up of petty bureaucrats and functionaries that get off work at 4 pm, and play candy crush while sitting on their fat asses at "work".

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:47 | 5153243 August
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Your characterization is grotesque and mean-spirited. 

Government employees spend many hours each week reading (and composing) emails, attending meetings and conferences, and ordering office supplies.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:02 | 5150062 Boubou
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The expectations (or fears)  come from the US itself which likes to project it's power everywhere and  be in control of everything. Naturally US will have to be the one solving everytning - are we going to let the Chinese start meddling all over the world  - have military installations all over ?  Absolutely not.

US will never get over itself and will have to (1) Be the world government or (2) Break itself trying to fight everyone everywhere.Either way, it's not going to be pretty.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:40 | 5149944 Z_End
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Paradigm Shift in 3,2,1...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:43 | 5149958 gcjohns1971
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No gas pipelines in time for Eastern Europe.

And Bad Vlad has blocked all avenues to build one from any gas field except his.

 

Seems like you gotta real big problem there, Fritz.    What does it have to do with me?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:50 | 5149987 kchrisc
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She said "America," however America is the American people and the country they inhabit. She should have said US or DC US, the criminal occupiers of the American country and oppressors of the American people.

An American, not US subject.

 

"An Unconstitutional and criminal organization such is the current US government does not represent the will of the American people and therefore any taxes demanded are also without representation."

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:57 | 5150034 bilejones
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If the American peasantry can't distinguish between the Country and the Government, why should Merkel bother?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:51 | 5150477 kchrisc
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I wasn't correcting her, I was reminding those reading here.

An American, not US subject.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:48 | 5151590 schadenfreude
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It's your fault for having a fascist regime.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:53 | 5150009 Peter Pan
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How can any nation solve all the world's problems when the nation concerned is in fact the world's biggest problem  itself?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:56 | 5150014 Atomizer
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Merkel, you have been receiving Obama golden shower's from day one. We have been warning you, you ignored. 

 

Do you remember Brandenburg Gate speech? We had a laughing fest on ZH. The negro was sweating up so many lies, he needed to take off his suit coat because the bullet proof glass wall was making him look like a cotton picker.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2344442/Obama-makes-historic-spe...

 

Enjoy Merkel, we don't trust him and why should you?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:50 | 5151600 schadenfreude
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And what do you expect to Germany to do against an oppressor?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:06 | 5151656 My Days Are Get...
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Demand the return of Germany's gold to Berlin with 48 hours.  After that, cut the sewer, water, gas and electric lines to every US base in Germany and invite the Russians to park their miliary aircraft on the airfield of Ramstein Air Force Base.

 

I think that will deliver a strong message.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:22 | 5151945 lotsoffun
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YES.  YES

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 13:59 | 5150037 teslaberry
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we fucking conquered europe, and won the mother fucking cold war against soviet russia BITCH.

AMERICA fuck yea. WE WILL STICK AN OCCUPATION FORCE SO FAR UP YOUR ASS YOU ARE SHITTING POLITICAL PUPPETRY FOR DECADES.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:23 | 5150234 wisefool
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She is trying to getting rid of those WWII era knuculeer powered reactors. If she pulls it off, she'll get her engineer stripes ... err wait ... she already has them.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:59 | 5150903 bombdog
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Conquering Europe? To be fair the Russians actually put in the hardest and longest shift in WW2, so America never faced the full Nazi machine, not even close. And we got the occupation force already, but the shitting is nearly finished.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:02 | 5150064 asscannon101
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"The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world..." adding that "no other nation can do what we do." Perhaps he is wrong?

 

And it seems like only yesterday that the Europeans ecstatically and unashamedly fawned over Obomba as President because of his skin color. OH!! How the ranks of the pseudo-intellectuals, the two-dimensional Liberal thinkers and the rank and file taint-lickers and sycophants REJOICED as the wise, sophisticated and wildly successful Europeans nodded approval at the ascendance of a black man to power. Because a black man would be infinitely just and wise, simply due to the magical color of his skin. Not unlike Mugabe and Idi Amin... 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:25 | 5150688 Boubou
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Now, if he'd been Morgan Freeman..............

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:55 | 5151616 schadenfreude
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You should be aware that any discussion about skin color is totally unknown in Europe. So your your rant is.......superflous......or stupid

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:20 | 5151937 lotsoffun
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oh, those europeans are so advanced and mature.  they have no racist bone left in them.

that's why the uke's and the russe's are so in tune to each other.  there is simply no dispute about who is the 'slav' underneath. they are all one big happy family.

and the finn's, and the latvian's.  they's all be's lovin' each other.

and of course, the germans have forgotten all about the russian separation in ww11, just as the dutch have forgotten about the

german invasion, well, it wasn't really an invasion.

which is why germany gave itself away to the turks, holland to the morrocans, england to just about every ruddy country, france to north africa and the list continues.

god bless you all.  i can't thank you enough for giving obama boy a noble prize.  he really is a petulant stupid fcking boy.  you deserve him.  not us.  but our free shit army elected him.

maybe he can retire to stockholm.  i hope so.

 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 04:24 | 5152831 schadenfreude
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You won't have heated discussions going on in Europe, as you have in USA. Sure there is racism, but it's a different kind of racism. Afroamericans came to USA by force as slaves, so they are victims and can play the victim card in any discussion. But I am far away to even remotely understand the discussions in USA about racism. It's a very complicated issue and there are several layers of complexity, which I don't know.

The Turks and North Africans in Europe migrated to the country voluntarily. Their position in an argument is worse, because it's easy to tell them "I told you so" or "You don't like it that way, you can leave the country".

You really think, that after 80 years the Dutch have problems with Germans or the Germans have some beef with Russia? You have no clue at all and you should at least visit some of these countries to understand.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 19:34 | 5156353 lotsoffun
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i don't know who you are, or what your purpose.  yes, the majority of dutch still don't like or trust the germans very much.  and let's not talk about the french and the british.

so - i would not imagine that the germans in general really love the russians.  the russians did a really good job 70 years ago.  it's a long time, but there are still a few people that remember.

and it is NOT 80 years.  it's hundreds.  hundreds. 100's.

besides, i do have a clue, and lived in a few of these countries, for a number of years, and was shocked how deep the resentment and hate still lingers.

so, according to your theory - the ukrainians have absolutely no resentment towards russia?  they love them?  they just don't like being 'invaded'?  but - but?

i suspect you live in mom's basement somewhere in middle america, and as your avatar proclaims, you enjoy being a stupid sadistic pain in the ass.

:)  wish you all the best.  open your eyes.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:18 | 5150195 Ariadne
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SWF looking for hot hairy bogeyman to replace two timing ex. NWO will fwd calls, comments and blogposts of interested parties. Speak or type if you have what it takes to scratch my itch.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:26 | 5150253 notadouche
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We never could bitch.  That's the problem right there, the false belief from our own government that we could fix all the world's problems and always try.  Ended up more like bribery.  If she had been paying attention she would've seen that over the past half century we can't even fix our own problems much less the world's.   Yet you can't fault us from lack of effort concerning the world even though it came at the cost of the homeland.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:34 | 5150327 JRobby
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“Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems alone anymore,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.

 

Coinciding with the beginning of the end of the petrodollar.....hmmmmmm?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:04 | 5150559 Ariadne
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Don't take it so hard, Joe. A modern European gurl has to have options. Besides, you already had that skank Nuland on the side. Its not like I'm the one who started it.

You really fucked the dog good this time, Joe.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:44 | 5150414 New American Re...
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Actually, American can solve all the worlds problems.  Our only problem is that we are not sharing the right message.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:59 | 5151632 homiegot
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The other problem is that we lie about everything.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:48 | 5150442 Who was that ma...
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America has a long history of creating problems, both at home and around the world.  It's just the way we roll.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:53 | 5150472 pashley1411
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Obama says he will stop the Russians, even if the Germans dont oblige.   Even noone else obliges as well, he'll draw a red line, and ...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 14:59 | 5150530 jacship
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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:12 | 5150613 Herdee
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The U.S. creates all the world's problems.They fund terrorist organizations such as ISIS to overthrow the government in Syria.What did they do for Vietnam?They created a terrorist group to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan by using a bizarre form of the fundamental muslim faith in order to brainwash millions of uneducated people.Where has that led?I dare anybody to give me one good result of anything that Americans have done besides bomb and create chaos.They even created 911 for themselves.The most recent example is spending five billion dollars which has funded right wing fascist nazi groups in the Ukraine according to PMS Victoria Nuland and the neo cons in The State Department.Listen to what Ron Paul says.What is America doing ?They're going around the world causing war,supporting dictatorships and having over a thousand military bases around the globe?It's a bankrupt military power similar to Rome.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:00 | 5150896 Aussiekiwi
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..." adding that "no other nation can do what we do."

..." adding that"no other nation can print like we do." ............all fixed.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:07 | 5150927 Jano
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How can she speak up against the occupying power? V. Putin promised the nuclear umbrella to her? Probably. Only might and power can make the difference in this world.

btw. this is already the twentyfifth time Merkel changed her mind in the last 4 weeks.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:09 | 5150951 q99x2
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It is about time Frau Merkel said that.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:37 | 5151107 Chuck Knoblauch
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Germany is not going to buy U.S. Treasuries because they are worthless.

Germany isn't going to buy U.S. Dollars because they are worthless.

It may issue its own gold backed currency.

To trade with other gold backed currencies issued by Saudi Arabia, Russia, and China.

Over time.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:31 | 5151293 Savyindallas
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Yeah, but we got their gold and they're never going to get it back. Well, actually the rich laregley jewish banksters got their gold  --and I beleive they got our gold too  - you know  -those bars we used to have at Fort Knox. No telling where it is now.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:09 | 5151442 Chuck Knoblauch
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The Germans were smart enough to hold on to their manufacturing base.

Unlike the U.S. and England.

Enjoy your feudal estates.

 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:25 | 5151711 luckystars
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What US did was outright treason.

These pigs are only concerned with themselves, they hate America

and that is All Bankers, All Politicians, All Corporations.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:22 | 5152510 Freddie
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfMKkW1xZpM

PUTIN TELLS AMERICA KEEP YOUR GUNS HE WILL FIGHT NWO

Putin is saying to American people keep your guns! He knows Obamas master plan, Our own soldiers will not fight our own people so Obama is bringing in illegal immigrants to do the job.

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