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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...


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...


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


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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:08 | 5152906 Monty Burns
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Yes, it was downright treason.  That and opening the borders to the Third World in a deliberate move to displace the people who built America.  When people say to me 'well the American people always came back from adversity before' I point out that it was a different American people.

Brazil 2014  = USA 2034.   

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:38 | 5151109 IronForge
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Frau Bundeskanzlerin sings:

"Breaking up is never easy, I know
But I have to go
Knowing me, knowing you
It's the best I can do"

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:49 | 5151153 goldhedge
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Amerika Not So Stronk!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:32 | 5151295 jacship
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Sounds like

Merkel had a chance to review the MH17 shootdown disc copy


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:25 | 5152513 Freddie
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I would not be suprised.  I am thinking Putin has the goods on the Ukraine Junta and the USA.   He spent time with her at Sochi and also I think at the World Cup. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:48 | 5151356 Iambic PentaMaster
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Obama can't solve any problem not encountered on the golf course.


And very few of those...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:49 | 5151361 rbblum
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Name just one 'problem' the Obama administration has solved. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:49 | 5151806 metaStable
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Competent Leadership!

That problem no longer exists in the US. Some would argue that it never did, however, OA has decisively ended the debate.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:03 | 5151408 dizzyfingers
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"Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore"

And on that note, Mrs. Merkel, we've been meaning to talk to you. It's time for you and the rest of the "allies" to take over. Thanks. See you in about 100 years. Please lose our phone number and address.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:09 | 5151445 AdvancingTime
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 Too many people it appears a struggle is occurring to unseat America as the worlds most dominate nation. For many proud Americans who see the world from the unenlightened and possibly undefendable position of the United States having a right to be in control it is both threatening and frustrating to see control slip away.

It is threatening to think the country might quickly fall to the position of a second rate power mired in debt with many of the options we have come to see as our right suddenly ripped away. It is frustrating that in many ways the country has become its own worse enemy guilty of political inaction and squandering its power through a series of bad choices and missteps. More on this shift in power and our best response in the article below.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:54 | 5151612 homiegot
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Step up to the plate, bitch.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:02 | 5151642 Son of Captain Nemo
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Merkel Slams US Hegemony? "America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore"...

Gee Angela... Ya think?!!!

Don't let up!  Even if the U.S. uses Israel to threaten to blow up one of your cities for being this outspoken!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:07 | 5151661 JimboJammer
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The  USA  will  get  thru  this . . . . Ike . . we  need  you  back . . .

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:08 | 5151663 rosiescenario
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Well, she and Dr. Paul have it right.


Ever since the Vietnam war I have never benefitted as a U.S. taxpayer from any of our foreign intrigues....but I do get to pay for them and in more ways than just $$$$.


As far as I can discern, only big oil and Israel benefit from our current ME involvement.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:14 | 5151679 ross81
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I think the Krauts are beginning to get scared of that bear roaring in the distance. Don't fuck with Russia.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:19 | 5151692 surf0766
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His plan is almost complete.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:22 | 5151703 luckystars
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The food producers in southern Europe are being hurt by the sanctions, like Italy and Spain. The food is rotting in the warehouse. If this keeps up they will go bankrupt. And who will come in to buy?


Fascist USA is destroying America and Europe because out of destruction you get totalitarian government.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:42 | 5153409 gcjohns1971
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But it is not exactly accurate to name the Bilderbergers and CFR 'USA'. 

Bathhouse Barry and his whole Party are pawns to old European aristocrats and bankers, nothing more.

And 'the USA' didn't want more government meddling in health care.  That was done over 7-to-1 objection from the public.  Whose policies are these welfare-state policies? 

It is 'Nobless oblige' - the same European Aristocrats and bankers.  It is directly out of the Fabian Society's releases for the last century.

They also believe in Eugenics, and a dramatically reduced population.

Why are they poking the bear, again?

We have a pretty clear map of what they want from 1984 and 'Brave New World'.   And from the Fabian society and all the Malthusian Doomsayers we have a pretty good idea of how they will try to get there.


These guys may control US Gov't policy, but they aren't Americans by any stretch of the imagination.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:29 | 5151727 covertress
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Time for another Norway Spiral.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:32 | 5151733 gallaghd5099
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You act like this is a surprise. Merkel is right and so is Obama. We are indespensable and we can not solve all the problems. Who cares? Really who cares? We are untouchable militarily and that is a fact but the world is too big for any  one country to completely dominate. So what?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:55 | 5151828 Vidar
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Is this "untouchable" military the same one that left Iraq to Iran and ISIS after 12 years of impotence, and was driven out of Afganistan by a bunch of mountain tribesmen with 40 year old rifles? US military supremecy is just another lie the state tell to try and fool people into believing its existence is inevitable. It's not and the end can't get here soon enough.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:08 | 5151895 lotsoffun
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vidar and gallahad - the us military is unstoppable if we can bomb people flat.  no question.  flat.  nobody left.  if we have to 'win a war' - meaning make decisions about who will or won't survive, in terms of groups of people, religious, political, economic - nothing.  zero.

it doesn't work that way, and since we don't understand that, we will never win.

our 'win' is for MIC and CRAP.  thank the natures that not everybody wants to eat mcdonalds, drink coke and watch kardashian's. 

it doesn't help warren buffet's bottom line.

not everybody thinks 'fulfillment' is texting tweets and facebook on their i-crap.

everyday, when i wake, i thank that not everybody wants the crap. suv, i-crap, kindle, starbucks.

and we, as the united states are simply pushing that onto everybody.

that is ALL that it is about.  buy our crap, even if we don't make it, the 'shareholders' profit from it.

did i forget tanks, sam's, m16's?


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:01 | 5152277 therevolutionwas
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What's that "we" crap?   I was just born and raised here and forced to pay taxes. No more than that.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:45 | 5151777 Notsobadwlad
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Would it be bad to say that I do not think that the US corporation has solved any of the world's problems and in fact has simply propagated disunity and distrust around the world?

It probably has something to do with the US Republic having been conquered and subjugated under the interational banks.

... but Germany is no better off and Merkel is also just a puppet.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:44 | 5151780 Fix It Again Timmy
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Oh no - Uncle Sam will no longer get any German "stinky"...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:47 | 5151793 My Days Are Get...
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Not to be a naysayer, but Mr. and Mrs. Tyler, could you provide some link or something else to substantiate your meme:

"America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore" by Merkel

I have combed the German antiestablishment blogs and other media - I can not find anything to convince me that she said that in the past couple of days.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:06 | 5151872 messymerry
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Don't expect an answer.  Tyler is too busy feeding data to the TLAs to respond.  He's never responded to any of my messages, like the one where I suggested that he increase the font size of the comment editing box so all of his faithful readers won't go FUCKING BLIND!!!! 

Fuck you Tyler, prove you exist on occasion.



Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:55 | 5152255 therevolutionwas
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Get your eyes checked

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:20 | 5152339 messymerry
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What? Are you uising a 50" screen or something???  You watch, in ten years this will be headline news.  I can see it now:   Washington Post - "Apple and Google facing class action suit over vision damage caused by tiny displays on smartphones."

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:35 | 5151985 windcatcher
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In reply to My days are get: It might help you if you search the quote. “Even a superpower can't solve all of the problems alone anymore.” German Chancellor Angela Merkel. You put the quote marks on the wrong sentience, Bozo, and searched the wrong phrase.
I know you missed the great humor in the German sarcasm as well. Get it? “Alone anymore”.
Barry, the Kenyon Lieing King, is a arrogant psychopath that is becoming more and more isolated from the rest of the world. He is not only a bad man, worse than Saddam Hussein or Assad, he is more dangerous because of his Empire power.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:50 | 5151809 rosiescenario
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Just thinking back to an earlier ZH article (


The derivative chain's biggest 'link' just happens to be Deutsche Bank with about $75 trillion. This little problem with the Ukraine might just be the trigger for the Greatest Depression.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 19:55 | 5151825 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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If Merkel is dead serious they will sacrifice Deutche Bank and light the fuse on the derivatives time bomb.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:00 | 5152055 WAMO556
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As the Tylers say: "It's priced in!"

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:11 | 5152314 deflator
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 It's all priced in dollars bitchez... 70+trillion in G-10 debt isn't the problem per se, the problem is that 70+trillion of government debt is collateral for more than 700 trillions in derivatives (of government debt).

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:57 | 5152902 Monty Burns
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The figures for derivative exposure are indeed breathtaking but ultimately is it not all bits and bytes on computers?  Is not the 'money' just sloshing around various accounts in the banking system and largely unrelated to the real world?  I mean the net physical wealth out there, PMs, infrastructure, land, cars, etc. are untouched by all of this. 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:24 | 5151960 TrustbutVerify
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Its true.  We can't solve all the problems.  Unfortunately, all too often we're the only country willing to step up to the plate.  

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:44 | 5152004 Monty Burns
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May I politely suggest that were America to 'step up to the plate' less frequently and in fewer places there wouldn't be so many problems to deal with?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:59 | 5152051 WAMO556
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Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:09 | 5152083 sethstorm
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Not as long as there's despots that want the US dead, like Merkel, Putin, or the garden variety hellholes that spout off against the United States.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:40 | 5152193 therevolutionwas
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Merkel, Putin?  Want the US dead? 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:23 | 5152914 PhilofOz
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Go back to whatever MSM site it is that fills your head with this idiotic shit! It's truly beyond belief that anyone can possibly be brainwashed to this extent, but you appear to be a living, breathing example of it! 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:39 | 5153393 August
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Not really beyond belief.

They are legion. And they vote.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:29 | 5151966 Haloween1
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Merkel is correct.  America can't even solve it's healthcare problems without making a monumental dog's breakfast of it.



Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:36 | 5152174 therevolutionwas
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The problem is that there wasn't a problem until they tried to solve it.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:39 | 5151992 Salsipuedes
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What we need is an "indispensable leader" for a New World Order!

That'd be me, Salsipuedes, Your Next Megalomaniac (currently in abstentia.)

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:00 | 5151995 ToNYC
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Good Grief! What will US do with all the Hammers if not for enforcing indispensable Hegemony and Indigenous relocation?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:04 | 5152067 Dublinmick
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Merkel is doing what the Rothschild ear piece in ear says. All over the west people try and avoid cognitive dissonance by trying to convince themselves she is not Hitler's daughter. It is obvious the this half brain has the same mannerisms as poppa. She loves that triangle sign that daddy always made also.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:04 | 5152068 Fix It Again Timmy
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The last time the US did anything remotely right, there were only 13 stars on its flag...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:07 | 5152073 sethstorm
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Perhaps it would be good to give Merkel a reminder that the US prevailed over the GDR and the USSR. Then remind her that the US is a hyperpower, which is beyond a mere "superpower".

That would definitely take the wind out of her sails.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:33 | 5153380 gcjohns1971
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I don't think meth amphetamine makes the US the kind of 'HyperPower' you have in mind.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:13 | 5152099 Dublinmick
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Further proof comes in the form of architect Alejandro Bustillo who wrote about his design and construction of Hitler’s new home which was financed by earlier wealthy German immigrants.

Hitler was a British agent

How is it that one rises from obscurity as the daughter of a Lutheran minister to chancellor of Germany? The odds are very great against this.

Let us all remember the Scotland yard investigation on who died in Hitler’s bunker is under a 100 year lock and key. You know what that generally means don’t you?

Magda Zeitfield was the daughter of a surgeon and she maintains that he was killed as he performed cosmetic surgery on Der Fuhrer in order to smuggle him out of Germany as a priest. Der Fuhrer could have had many female visitors and admirers in Argentina.

Notorious satanist Aleister Crowley was fond of Der Fuhrer and called him his magic child. And of course some maintain Barbara Bush is Crowley’s daughter.

In the, aforementioned, ‘agreement’ between the Soviets, theWestern Powers and the Vatican, the ‘ascendancy’ of Hitler’s Daughter to power could not be achieved until the Vatican also brought to powera German Pope, and which was accomplished in 2005 following the death of Pope John Paul I, and which then brought to power the former German Nazi Joseph Ratzinger, and who is now known as Pope Benedict XVI, and who assumed the Leadership of the Roman Churchon April 20, 2005 following his election the previous day. (It goes without mentioning the significance of the present Nazi Pope taking power on the 116th birthday anniversary of Adolph Hitler.)

“Though said to be born on July 17, 1954 in the former Soviet controlled German Democratic Republic (East Germany), Angela Merkel’s Stasi GDR file (currently still held in the Soviet KGB archives) states that she was instead born on April 20, 1954, the birth date of her ‘true’ father, Adolph Hitler who was born on April 20, 1889.

According to these reports, Doctor Clauberg was released by the Soviets after serving only seven years of his sentence in return for turning over to the KGB his hidden files on his Nazi artificial insemination experiments and, more horrifically, the frozen sperm of the former Nazi Dictator, Adolf Hitler.”

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:30 | 5153164 Sandmann
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Well Dublinmick you have a Bundeskanzler called KOHL and he needs an EAST German preferably female in his Cabinet post-1990......then he makes her Chair of his Party

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:17 | 5152108 MrBoompi
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We don't need to solve the worlds problems, the world just needs to fucking obey when we tell them what to do.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:21 | 5152115 unixdotcom
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However can we CREATE all of the worlds problems?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 21:28 | 5152145 Dublinmick
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The idea is not for America to be number one. The idea is make it appear that way by using America as cannon fodder to implement city of London, Rothschild and vatican policy. A nation which owes 18 trillion dollars and takes orders from the Windsors is hardly number one.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:03 | 5152275 SemperFudge
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Fuck the "American exceptionalism" bullshit. Anyone from any country can do what Americans do, and possibly for less and possibly without nearly as much bitching about it, playing on the computer too much, asking to take two days every week off, etc. All these countries whose private sectors hire workers for next to nothing are showing America just how unexceptionally unproductive Americans really are. See many white kids in those American grad science programs these days???

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:23 | 5152351 AgeOfJefferson
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Merkel is the sneakiest of snakes. She's on everyone'sside at the same time but makes it appear as though she is only on one. Seasoned [corrupt] politician at her best.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:17 | 5152493 luckystars
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Germany is a vassal state occupied by the US miltary that bombed Dresden after the war ended.

Do you think they really like us and this occupation?


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:31 | 5153368 gcjohns1971
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Get real.

Militarily occupied, my ass.

There are more German SWAT policeman in ANY ONE MAJOR CITY than there are American troops in all of Europe.

There are THREE REGIMENTS (Brigades, actually) of US troops ON THE ENTIRE CONTINENT.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:41 | 5152400 esum
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german economy cant run on the gas emitted from both ends of obumbler....... 

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 22:57 | 5152440 TeraByte
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The shorter the message the more accurate: “America, even a superpower can’t solve problems.”


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:07 | 5152461 Youri Carma
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Merkel: "America Can't Solve All The World's Problems Anymore" , They never have ...

Although Americans have never been really attacked in any serious way they think Armageddon is upon them almost every day. Well scripted propaganda did it's work very well.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:07 | 5152462 copernicuson
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It would be great to find a way to get Europe more progressive in making themselves so vulnerable to Russia and the Middle East.

It would be great if China could solve the North Korea problem.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:15 | 5152484 arby63
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We have plenty of faults but Merkel wouldn't even be anything more than a barmaid if we did not exist. I'm getting a bit tired of America bashing.

Don't bash America. Bash our retarded officials.

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:35 | 5152526 Salsipuedes
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God knows there must be someone to blame for their apathy, obsesity, drug addiction, cowardice and relentlessly bad taste!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:56 | 5152641 Freddie
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Agreed.  Bash Americans for being stupid cowards controlled by TV and Hollywood.  Group think is incredibly powerful.  I bet 90% of ZH'ers still watch TV like sheep.  If you do then don't complain about your serfdom.  You support it every time you turn on a TV.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:31 | 5152759 Jano
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It is not the way to stop watching a tv and immediately become the wizard.

It is imoprtant to watch the tv (you have to be informed, what is your enemy doing) AND TO FILTER, VERIFY EXCLUDE INCLUDE DENY CONFITRM the facts. If I watch the TV, it does not mean, that I buy, what they say.

Well I grew up in a bolshevik regime and was teached by parents and the whole social environment, how to filter away propaganda.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:05 | 5152578 MASTER OF UNIVERSE

We are not bashing America when we bash American policy makers and policy wonks or the dumb motherfucking politicians. The good people of the USA are a majority of the people but the politicians and their media whores and corporatists make everyone want to bash whatever they can with their keyboards. The diatribes and invective is not meant to be taken personally by a majority of Americans. It would be good if a majority of Americans would actually get rid of the shit-for-brains politicians though. For example, why have a majority of Americans not demanded public investigations into the 911 downing of

World Trade Center 1, 2, 3 in the space of an hour? What's up with that?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:19 | 5152594 Joe A
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You all vote for your retarded officials. And even if you don't vote you endorse them.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:24 | 5152755 Jano
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your retarded officials got hijacked by Tel Aviv.

You want the world to blame the Jews now?

It is your America and your officials.

Hang them!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:29 | 5152518 RockyR
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with obama at the helm, the usa can barely solve minor municipal problems.


you don't want us involved.  trust me!

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:51 | 5152557 Tuco Benedicto ...
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Tad off the subject but worth a look see.

In one of the Cheney interviews he makes a Freudian slip.  When referring to the geometric growth of terrorism and ISIS in particular he prefaces his statement by saying "what we have going for us" and then back tracks.


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:50 | 5152552 the grateful un...
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we have the reserve currency and we can print money, other than that we have had b movie actors, philanders, failed businessmen, and minority community organizers try their hand at helping america remain number one, but in the end its paper and ink (and lots of complex investment derivatives, did i mention those?)

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:55 | 5152560 MASTER OF UNIVERSE

Merkel does not want to fuck up trade routes or trade with Russia.

Americans don't play well with others and Merkel is choosing sides

to remain politically viable. It would seem that the USA does not get that the rest of the world is starting to take a second look at the USA

when it comes to hegemony. The Corporation of the USA is finished

in terms of fair dealing and fair business practices. PLEASE USA

stop being the worst partner at the business table and grow the fuck up why don't ya! Winter is coming and Merkel knows who is going to freeze in the EU. There is a climate for everything but now is not the time to put the squeeze on Russian or the Ukraine just because you don't know how to do simple math. A de-Americanized world will manifest faster if you keep this antagonism up, USA.

Get a grip!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:27 | 5153357 gcjohns1971
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When a particular course of action has OBVIOUS NEGATIVE CONSEQUENCES, it is logical to assume that they might not be side effects, but exactly what was desired.

London and European bankers have owned NYC and the NorthEaster Liberal Elite for over a century.

Meanwhile 10% of the US population (at least) are illegal immigrants.  And there is OVERT TALK of importing as many as needed to disempower the current population.

Puzzle it out...

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:57 | 5152562 matrix2012
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Searched net for other ref but all links loop back to ZH :-) even tried those in German language but couldn't find any... anyone has any other link?

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:03 | 5152573 petkovplamen
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can I get a conformation in form of link where she said that? did she say it on TV, during interview, where and when? german will be good and goodle will translate it

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:05 | 5152582 no say
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In the event of a nuclear war the only thing that will survive are cockroaches Which means everyone will still have functioning governments

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:06 | 5152583 no say
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In the event of a nuclear war the only thing that will survive are cockroaches Which means everyone will still have functioning governments

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:13 | 5152586 Karaio
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The world has tired of such intrusion. 

Do you think the rest of the world will be a ride like Iraq? 

No longer will like Syria and Donbass. 

Bombing a desert full of oil is one thing, bombing areas where the population is known, Voves has experience in Vietnam.

The world no longer take any more bombs and so much printed paper. 

The world knows that gold and genetically labor and agriculture are the mainstays of life. 

Here in Brazil, we want - my generation 1960 - that the US fuck. 


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:52 | 5152636 Runs-With_Toast
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Yes the US is fuck - a real Australian

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:18 | 5152595 Bangkok Dangerous
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Anyone give URL to full speech transcript? Can't find anything about Merkel saying so.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:28 | 5152607 Obamanism
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Obama's reply"  "Yes We Can" solve the worlds problems if we are allowed the NSA to spy on everyone then we know what the problems are. Example: Ms Merkle said the US is not important any more, the NSA heard her say it. So I came out the day before to get my piece said before she said hers"

Or did Obama mean "We do not solve problems we cause the Problems"

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:37 | 5152619 Runs-With_Toast
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Obama's reply, ' yes we can be gay'


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 00:47 | 5152631 Karaio
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Romans, go home!


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:31 | 5152758 Obamanism
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Romani ite domum

What Have the Romans ever done for Us?

What has the US ever done for us?

Drone us

Destroyed infrastructure

Caused instability

Armed our enemies


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:06 | 5152905 Escapedgoat
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You forgot, the Overthrowing of LEGITMATE GOVERNMENTS.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:09 | 5152659 napper
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US government solves problems? LOL!! US government IS the problem.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:24 | 5152680 bk1037
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Perhaps we are closing in on the time for pulling many of our European bases. I think Merkel is being overly charitable, when did the USA solve problems since the end of WWII?

OTOH, ZH's anti-Americanism and at time, pro-Russian angle, is always noticed here. ZH would have more cred to me if some occasional pro-American stuff would be referenced, not just the anti-American. I guess if I need my USA boost, I need to surf elsewhere than ZH. Putin and Russia's views are always made to sound rational, where the USA irrational, diabolical, mischievous at every turn without fail. I know that's what keeps some of these blogs in business, but it does get old sometimes, the incessant nature of it.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:37 | 5152697 bk1037
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I must have missed ZH's reference to the Russian hacking of JP Morgan and 4 other banks. Even if not fully investigated, this is another example of the ZH inequity that tarnishes its overall credibility. Put out when both sides look bad, not just the Americans.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:49 | 5153715 Vidar
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Russia has been accused of hacking JP Morgan (good for them, I say). We know the NSA has been hacking Russian (and every other major nation) banks for years. Drop the MSM propaganda line. NSA is the largest employer of cyber-criminals and hackers on Earth, Russia is a distant third or fourth, at best.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:20 | 5152752 Jano
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go &surf elswhere, where you get your daily lies presented.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 03:49 | 5152808 johnberesfordti...
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You are 100% correct about ZH. In addition, it’s probably the worst investment site one could possibly imagine. Do the EXACT OPPOSITE of whatever the ZH pundits are saying.  It’s pure doomster porn… nothing else. Chicken Little and The Boy Who Cried Wolf having nothing on ZH. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:38 | 5152699 besserwisser
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I think there is a misunderstanding. “Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems ALONE anymore,” The word ALONE is missing in the headline and it makes all the difference. It rather suggests, Merkel wants in on the action, which is exactly what other German politicians are preparing us for. We are constantly being told that we need to become more in involved in worldwide military action.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:51 | 5152717 ak_khanna
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USA or any other country for that matter are not interested in helping anyone. The only reason countries interfere in each others affairs are to pursue their own profit interests. Eg. the main profits of war go to the arms and ammunitions industry, surveillence industry and to the politicians who act as an agent of the industries. 

People are encouraged to distrust each other and conflicts are instigated, using media as a tool, so that arms and ammunitions sell and profits are made by a handful of people at the cost of lives of others. Politicians are purchased so that they declare wars on other countries. Honest politicians working in the interests of the majority of population never have the money to win elections.

Welcome to modern day illusion of DEMOCRACY.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:22 | 5153345 gcjohns1971
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I upvoted you for telling these truths.

But you neglected to mention that the old-fashioned, out-of-style way of doing it is still out there:  Boot-on-throat, Gun-to-head, plain old domination.  Forgotten, but not gone.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 01:58 | 5152724 Salsipuedes
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"We can't solve 'em but we can FIX 'em, dig? Hey Reg! Let's stroke some balls!"

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:04 | 5152740 zubeza
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it's just Merkel at an Q&A event of the german news magazine Cicero....In fact she sad nothing there....typical Merkel blablabla.

She is owned by the NSA for a long time....

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 02:14 | 5152750 3
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Why does it feel like Merkel is the straw. With Merkel, the scales will, or have tipped.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:09 | 5152860 fibonacci's claus
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I guess putin shaves his chest to look younger. He forgot to use shaving cream and got little "bumps" all over his chest.  Now Merkel calls him "pickle boy" when he gets out of the shower.  I guess the deal is if he lets her "hide him in the xmas tree this year"  who ever finds him first at the next G8 galla will have gas to heat the homes in their respective country. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:08 | 5152861 fibonacci's claus
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I guess putin shaves his chest to look younger. He forgot to use shaving cream and got little "bumps" all over his chest.  Now Merkel calls him "pickle boy" when he gets out of the shower.  I guess the deal is if he lets her "hide him in the xmas tree this year"  who ever finds him first at the next G8 galla will have gas to heat the homes in their respective country. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:08 | 5152862 fibonacci's claus
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I guess putin shaves his chest to look younger. He forgot to use shaving cream and got little "bumps" all over his chest.  Now Merkel calls him "pickle boy" when he gets out of the shower.  I guess the deal is if he lets her "hide him in the xmas tree this year"  who ever finds him first at the next G8 galla will have gas to heat the homes in their respective country. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:08 | 5152863 fibonacci's claus
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I guess putin shaves his chest to look younger. He forgot to use shaving cream and got little "bumps" all over his chest.  Now Merkel calls him "pickle boy" when he gets out of the shower.  I guess the deal is if he lets her "hide him in the xmas tree this year"  who ever finds him first at the next G8 galla will have gas to heat the homes in their respective country. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:08 | 5152864 fibonacci's claus
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I guess putin shaves his chest to look younger. He forgot to use shaving cream and got little "bumps" all over his chest.  Now Merkel calls him "pickle boy" when he gets out of the shower.  I guess the deal is if he lets her "hide him in the xmas tree this year"  who ever finds him first at the next G8 galla will have gas to heat the homes in their respective country. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:09 | 5152865 fibonacci's claus
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I guess putin shaves his chest to look younger. He forgot to use shaving cream and got little "bumps" all over his chest.  Now Merkel calls him "pickle boy" when he gets out of the shower.  I guess the deal is if he lets her "hide him in the xmas tree this year"  who ever finds him first at the next G8 galla will have gas to heat the homes in their respective country. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:08 | 5152866 fibonacci's claus
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I guess putin shaves his chest to look younger. He forgot to use shaving cream and got little "bumps" all over his chest.  Now Merkel calls him "pickle boy" when he gets out of the shower.  I guess the deal is if he lets her "hide him in the xmas tree this year"  who ever finds him first at the next G8 galla will have gas to heat the homes in their respective country. 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:28 | 5152884 atthelake
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Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:11 | 5152872 viedoklis_lv
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Putin regime has created such fear mongering environment that only one protestor against Russian invasion in Ukraine showed up and guess what - he was arrested. Only one man - and still Putin regime arrested him.

True courage of this man just like this example:

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:56 | 5152900 ross81
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Probably no one turned up due to the fact that trucks carrying sugar, water and babyfood is not an invasion. Boy you Latvians sure are bitter. Stalin died 60 years ago.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:02 | 5153082 Wahooo
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Honestly, your country shouldn't even exist. Really no historic basis for it. You folks should have been assimilated into the rightful nation long ago.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:33 | 5154969 HYPERTlGER
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The 1944 bretton woods global trade systsem reached maximum potential inflation in 2008...2 4 8 16 32 64.

and has been in a controlled collapse all have absolutely zero idea what is going on.

The debt inflation from the USA during the post WW2 roading 6 decades boom...Is turning into debt deflation now as the boom turns into a bust.

The global systsem which was inflated up towards absolute 1 the past 6 decades by the USA is now deflating down towards absolute 0 along with the USA.

Russia and China and all teh rest of the nationalist economic slave zones rule by the global master systsem are not cutting themselves off from the the USA deflates they are being cut off from the USA.

Take a byte of the hidden fruit of logic and gain awareness of 1 and 0

The SUN or absolute 1 = radiates...It is the supply of inflation or hot...positive

The Black Hole or absolute 0 = absorbs...It is cold or the demand for inflation...negative 

The USA basically went super nova up into 2008 or the absolute 1 point and is now collapsing into a black hole down to the absolute 0 point. 

Your eyes are two black holes that are cold...they are the demand for power...light is hot and the supply of power from the sun of GOD.

You know what Math is taught in grades 1 to High school?

The math taught to slaves so they can slave for the master better.

You know what Math is taught in University?

The math taught to servants so they can serve the master better.

Mathmatics is not an is a discovery.

The masters of mathmatics rule the slaves of mathmatics.

You all are just game players in a game designed by the owners of the game so they win by default.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:24 | 5152881 viedoklis_lv
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A Moscow printing house received an order from the Russian Ministry of Defense to print 10,000 death certificates

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 05:46 | 5152898 falak pema
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I think that Obama's world can be iconised today on the financial front by this caption :

IMF = I am f***ed. 

It goes for Lady Lagarde as much as Obama's financial and military posturising.

But will Mutti bell that fat cat? 

One hellva question !

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 06:30 | 5152917 Perfecthedge
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Merkel is playing the Lucena position (in chess) - one false move and Germany is check mate.  Better said, she is squeezed and needs to be a genius politician to get out of this without hurting the German economy or worse: whole Europe for decades to come.


As for all the America bashing: To be fair, Europeans created the problem.  America was fine before Brits, Spaniards and Dutch arrived at the beautiful coast, bringing death, destruction to the native population and "importing" millions of slaves.  Oh, we also exported religious zealots and conservatives. 

The Germans are also responsible for Americas advances in nuclear technology (thank you Wernher von Braun).  The CIA was put on steroids after Nazis started to work for the agency.

All in all: it serves Europe right that the beast is untamed and biting us in the ass.  Karma is a bitch!

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:11 | 5153108 Rakshas
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The Germans are also responsible for Americas advances in rocket technology (thank you Wernher von Braun).  "

As for the Nazis working for the US government - well you can chalk that up to paying the debt to the wall street facists for bankrolling and helping to form the Nazi movement during its infancy and nuturing it to the murder machine that it became but to be clear the CIA Nazis were mostly home grown - see Bush family pedigree and associates like the Harrimans - basically Facists of a Feather and all that, CIA IS Wall street was established for the support and enrichment of Wall Street from the banana republic activities to the drug running to the associated genocide of various peoples that may have been problematic for the profitability of Wall Street - but WS is relatively new on the global scene, destructive as it is, follow the power structure back far enough on the zionism train and all its tentacles.......  

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:26 | 5153354 Perfecthedge
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Thank you Rakshas, interesting remarks.  We are still learning and uncovering lots of dirt about the bastards in power. 

The connections between Zionism and all the way up to the ruling elites are almost bizarre and out of a dark science fiction plot.  And yet, they are true as we see them on TV, smiling and shaking hands with each other.  Unbelievable.  We have all been sleeping to let this come so far (Europeans and Americans alike!)

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:05 | 5152948 JDFX
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LOL, Ukrain now tweeting on own website, NO Russian Invasion ..... 


They're now long , again ! 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:05 | 5152949 esum
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as usual obama shits on the world stage, walks away and wants a consensus to clean it up... the real problem is, how this incompetent useless pos got elected in the first place... 

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 07:49 | 5153044 nearboston
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Americans are exhausted from the last 60 years of rebuilding and policing over there, so we WILL soon be out


The only way Europe can exist without constant tribal warfare is if they are kept on a short leash by a superpower.   

You want Germany to do it?  Fine with us.  Tried it twice in the last century and it worked out....not so good.

You want Russia to do it?  Fine with us.  Tried that for a few decades, that didn't work out too well either did it.


You want the US out of Europe?  Not half as much as we want out of there.  So good luck to you.


The only good thing Obama has done is weaken out influence in NATO.  

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:19 | 5153127 Dollar Bill Hiccup
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Germany did not work out because of French and British sanctions and the attempt to corner a rising power.

Let's poke the Lion with a stick while we have her in the corner. Hmmmm.


Thu, 08/28/2014 - 08:20 | 5153130 Last of the Mid...
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Yellen just told Merkel no more trillions for you. Print your own cuz in the good ole USA inflation is so bad we're having trouble controlling social unrest towards left agendas. People now know al and Jesse are nothing but government paid race baiter shills. BRICS are moving away from the petro dollar for good reason and government run media is just about worn out the "recovery is here" meme. You want a new start, round up everyone with net worth over  1 billion and put them in a concentration camp for 10 years where they can't influence government to do their bidding. Life will instantly get better.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:30 | 5153365 Perfecthedge
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Everyone with a net worth over 1 billion in a concentration camp?

Add cameras and a live stream to that and I would watch the shit out of that show.

You might be into something good Sir!  Reality TV at its finest.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:47 | 5153422 peaceful
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can't solve? Damn we create those problems and then we lead the world into the quagmire

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 09:50 | 5153431 gcjohns1971
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You were warned:


"Against the insidious wiles of foreign influence (I conjure you to believe me, fellow-citizens) the jealousy of a free people ought to be constantly awake, since history and experience prove that foreign influence is one of the most baneful foes of republican government. But that jealousy to be useful must be impartial; else it becomes the instrument of the very influence to be avoided, instead of a defense against it. Excessive partiality for one foreign nation and excessive dislike of another cause those whom they actuate to see danger only on one side, and serve to veil and even second the arts of influence on the other. Real patriots who may resist the intrigues of the favorite are liable to become suspected and odious, while its tools and dupes usurp the applause and confidence of the people, to surrender their interests."

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:11 | 5154591 HYPERTlGER
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The president is the installed scapegoat of the New world order the population blames as the cause of all the death tyranny and misery outside of the USA to power the life liberaty and happiness effect enjoyed by the population inside the USA.

Been like this from square 1 in 1789...When a group of men calling themselves "We The People" meeting in Manhattan New York on wall street wrote the 1789 Constitution.

The first US congress was held in March 4th, 1789 in Manhattan New York on Wall street...The first thing they did was couunt the votes that elected George Washington the first president of the USA.

George Washington was born February 22 or 2/22

222 x 2 = 444

March is the 3rd month...3 x 4 = 12

March is Pisces...or 69

3 6 9

123 x 3 = 369

123 + 321 = 444

If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have a key to the universe.”-Tesla 

3 x 37 = 111

6 x 37 = 222

9 x 37 = 333 

12 x 37 = 444

444 x 4 = 1776

Flight 370 went missing in march which is 3rd month.

Flight 17 was shot down in july which is 7th month.

"The numbers 3 and 7 are considered both "perfect numbers" under Hebrew tradition."

"The Illuminati (plural of Latin illuminatus, "enlightened") is a name given to several groups, both real and fictitious. Historically, the name refers to the Bavarian Illuminati, an Enlightenment-era secret society founded on May 1, 1776."

Revealed in 1776...Not founded.

37 x 48 = 1776

May 5 = 5/01

5.01 x 133 = 666.

369 + 963 = 1332

36 x 37 = 1332

1332 x 5 = 6660

Mathmatics is not an invention...It is a discovery.

You all are living in the daydream fantasy of visible chaos powered by the nightmare reality of the invisible order hidden behind it.

Out of sight an out of mind is the religion of the blind.

George Washington was a british east india company asset and Alexander Hamilton, the New York banker, was a city of London asset.

George Washington appointed Alexander Hamilton the first US reasury secretary on September 11, 1789

"The 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York City occurred on the 254th day of the year. 1609 is the 254th prime number. Note that explorer Henry Hudson first came across the island of Manhattan on September 11, 1609."

 There are 111 days remaining until the end of the year...from 911

3 x 37 = 111

The American revolution was finnanced by the city of London to gain independance from the monarchy and british parliment...not the city of London.

The 1944 bretton woods global trade agreement was a city of London plan...not a US plan.

At both of Obama's inaugurations...The Star spangled banner was replaced with "My Country, 'Tis of Thee"...It is GOD save the Queen/King with different words.

The Internet has been on for 20 years now...and you all have used it as a toy to dumb yourselves down or positively reinforce your ignorance of Truth...not as a tool to smarten yourselves up or positively reinforce your knowledge of Truth.

You all are nationalist pawns manipulated by the invisible hand of the globalist game master without your knowledge into doing the bidding of the globalist game master.

Slaves to your emotions which are the invisible strings or servants pulled by the globalist master mind to manipulate all the nationalist slave minds without their knowledge into doing the bidding of the globalist master mind.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 15:29 | 5155265 Walt D.
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HYPERTiGER .... and "Nancy Pelosi" is an Illuminati anagram for "CA Penis Only" and Barbara Boxer is an Illuminati anagram for "Arab Ax Robber".

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 13:05 | 5154493 HYPERTlGER
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The USA was the cause of all the problems it was solving...The USA can still cause problems...but not solve them.

Because in 2008 the USA reached maximum potential inflation under the bretton woods global trade system...and since then has been in a controlled collapse...exporting more debt deflation than debt infalation.

I'm sorry but all the nationalist slave states have been ruled by the globalist master system...and under bretton woods the USA was the supply of debt inflation and the rest of the world was the demand...and as the USA collapses to oblivion...the external economic zones are being cut off...causing them to implode to sustain the explosion of the USA which is the supply of power that is running out.

Like hypothermia...the deflation or cold is clawing it's way from the extremities back to the core or beating heart of inflation which is hot.

Death or deflation is eating life or inflation to power death or deflation.

The invisible order or reality of the basic system operating in the background powers the visible chaos of the graphical user interface or fantasy believed to be reality in the forground.

Real economics powers the fantasy economics believed to be real economics.

Economics is not an is a discovery.

Since all and everything  in the Universe takes more power than it gives from all and everything in the Universe to sustain the existance of all and everything in the Universe for as long as possible.

Economics is the study of everything.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:34 | 5154996 UndergroundPost
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THE HELL WE CAN'T... SOLVE ALL THE WORLD'S PROBLEMS! To wit -we just had a few days of Monsoon rain in the dry, dusty Arizona desert and my backyard is full of green shoots! I'm pretty sure that if I just let these shoots grow, I'll have a backyard full of beautiful, fruitful and economically rewarding trees - maybe some orange, apple and pear trees, or maybe even some vegetables & herbs will sprout up. Dammit, I might even get a few oaks or tall timber pines from these little green shooters, so I can add a new wing to my house, build a boat or maybe even there will be enough wood to start a new homes construction biz. Thank you Bernanke and Yeller for teaching me about green shoots! Its good to be rich! Wait, hold on. My 4 year old son is saying something. Can't quite understand him since I'm drunk with green shoots punch. "They're what?" I have to yell at him because the little sucker is insistent that I look a little closer at all these 'lil shooters. He's saying they're all weeds. I don't believe him. Yes its true that we don't have oaks and timber in the desert - but things are a changin' aren't they with all that global climate change warming stuff. Maybe there really is a forest popping up in my back yard! WHO THE HELL ARE YOU TO TELL ME THAT MY DREAM PLANTS DON'T GROW IN THE DESERT? Doesn't matter, even if they are only weeds as my 4 year old figured out, I'm sure I can get rich off those too - after all, they are green shoots...and green shoots equal real recovery, then growth, then not-so-excessive exuberance, then bank-silly riches. Where is that little shit anyway - time for him to shut up and take a nap.

Thu, 08/28/2014 - 14:40 | 5155040 TheABaum
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She's right, at least until January 2017, when perhaps we can begin reversing the damage. That's a big "perhaps" given the choice between awful and mediocre that we get quadrennially.


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