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America: A Government Out Of Control

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"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have"

Thomas Jefferson

Something odd and not quite as planned happened as America grew from its "City on a Hill" origins, on its way to becoming the world's superpower: government grew. A lot. In fact, the government, which by definition does not create any wealth but merely reallocates it based on the whims of a select few, has transformed from a virtually invisible bystander in the economy, to the largest single employer, and a spending behemoth whose annual cash needs alone are nearly $4 trillion a year, and where tax revenues no longer cover even half the outflows. One can debate why this happened until one is blue in the face: the allures of encroaching central planning, the law of large numbers, and the corollary of corruption, inefficiency and greed, cheap credit, the transition to a welfare nanny state as America's population grew older, sicker and lazier, you name it. The reality is that the reasons for government's growth do not matter as much as realizing where we are, and deciding what has to be done: will America's central planners be afforded ever more power to decide the fates of not only America's population, but that of the world, or will the people reclaim the ideals that the founders of this once great country had when they set off on an experiment, which is now failing with every passing year?

As the following video created by New America Now, using content by Brandon Smith whose work has been featured extensively on the pages of Zero Hedge, notes, "we tend to view government as an inevitability of life, but the fact is government is not a force of nature. It is an imperfect creation of man and it can be dismantled by man just as easily as it can be established." Unfortunately, the realization that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and absolute central planning leads to epic catastrophes without fail, seems a long way away: most seem content with their lot in life, with lies that their welfare money is safe, even as the future is plundered with greater fury and aggression every passing year, until one day the ability to transfer wealth (benefiting primarily the uber rich, to the detriment of the middle class which is pillaged on an hourly basis), from the future to the present is gone, manifesting in either a failed bond auction or hyperinflation. The timing or shape of the transition itself is irrelevant, what is certain is that America is now on collision course with certain collapse unless something changes. And one of the things that has to change for hope in the great American dream to be restored, is the role, composition and motivations of government, all of which have mutated to far beyond what anyone envisioned back in 1776. Because America is now saddled with a Government Out Of Control.

Watch the two clips below to understand just how and why we have gotten to where we are. Also watch it to, as rhetorically asked by the narrator, prompt us to question whether the government we now have is still useful to us and what kind of powers it should be allowed to wield.



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Mon, 04/09/2012 - 09:57 | 2327751 rwe2late
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"code words" ? "pro-statism troll" ?

taxing the .001% "productive class" is "stealing" ?


Sun, 04/08/2012 - 14:30 | 2326417 chistletoe
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whole lotta folks know, in their hearts, we are headed for hell.


what to do about it?  Not a g-damn thing.

For sure there is no sense in starting a revolution, just look what happened in France after the 1790s,

or Russia after the first world war.


No sense in looking for different,new, charismatic leaders with new ideas, either,

just look at what happened in Germany after Weimar began to collapse.


Just let it fall,all by itself, just as it is doing, so much like the Tower of Babel ...


the funniest thing is that rich people have the most difficulties with adversity

and the least skills at changing themselves, creating new uses for old tools,getting along with their neighbors and working together,  and so forth ... they are really the most stupid and unfortunate beings on earth ......

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 14:30 | 2326418 chistletoe
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whole lotta folks know, in their hearts, we are headed for hell.


what to do about it?  Not a g-damn thing.

For sure there is no sense in starting a revolution, just look what happened in France after the 1790s,

or Russia after the first world war.


No sense in looking for different,new, charismatic leaders with new ideas, either,

just look at what happened in Germany after Weimar began to collapse.


Just let it fall,all by itself, just as it is doing, so much like the Tower of Babel ...


the funniest thing is that rich people have the most difficulties with adversity

and the least skills at changing themselves, creating new uses for old tools,getting along with their neighbors and working together,  and so forth ... they are really the most stupid and unfortunate beings on earth ......

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 14:50 | 2326440 Fix It Again Timmy
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When you can pick and choose what laws you want to follow or which laws you can conveniently disregard, then the outcome is not at all discernible nor pleasant.  Around and around she goes, when she stops, nobody knows...

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 15:16 | 2326475 Tsar Pointless
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Video killed the radio star.

Religion killed Amerikkka.

I'll be downvoted, I'm sure. But I'll wear them like crosses of gold.

The very second faith overtakes reason and rationality, you've lost.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 15:56 | 2326527 Seize Mars
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No, man. You're not getting it. These troubles were done to us, they are not "our character flaws." We didn't get into a totalitarian regome because we had thoughts or feelings. It was done to us, on purpose, by evil people.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 16:01 | 2326534 Tsar Pointless
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I'm not getting it. That's a fucking laugh. If anybody in this hellhole we call "Amerikkka" gets it, that would be this fucking Jew queer.

We had things done to us. By evil people. Sure. But, since many of us have been brainwashed by agents of these very same people that we go to a "better place" when we're dead, what happens here on Earth takes a back seat.

Religion. Marx was close. It isn't the opiate of the masses. It's the hemlock of the masses.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 17:35 | 2326623 Seize Mars
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Wait, I'm a "Jew Queer?" Thank you. I'll take that as a compliment. First, I admire and respect all the Jewish people I know. As for the gay people I know, they are terrific people as well. So I will take your insult with good cheer because you have revealed yourself to be an idiot.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:42 | 2326911 Kayman
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Christ was a Jew.  His disciples called him Rabbi.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 21:22 | 2326982 besnook
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i think he is describing himself as a jew queer. why he would rant about the evils of religion while identifying as a jew kinda junks his argument so he is still an idiot.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 22:01 | 2327042 Tsar Pointless
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I didn't say I was a practicing Jew, now did I, besnook?

Nice assumption. You know what one does when they assume, right?

You make an ass out of u and me.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 23:00 | 2327101 besnook
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double post

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 23:04 | 2327142 besnook
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in english, when you describe yourself as a member of a religion it means you belong to that religion so are religious. if you describe yourself without that adjective it leaves the religion box unchecked. so,

descibing yourself as a jew while railing against religion fails the sequitor test rendering your entire rant as a non sequitor, therefore, meaningless.

your retort solidifies your status as an idiot since you have confirmed your thought process as normally illogical.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 15:20 | 2326480 Snakeeyes
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How is that gov't takeover of the mortgage market working out for you?

Tightening of mortgage credit, but loosening of auto credit (support GM, Chrysler and Ford).

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 15:32 | 2326495 tamboo
Sun, 04/08/2012 - 17:15 | 2326499 besnook
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so some of us know all of this is happening. unfortunately the vast majority of people have very little clue about what is happening and what is being done to them. another large group of people have an inkling but define it as a me vs. you, right vs left, republican vs democrat cage match. the rest are idiots engaged in the mud wrestling of gay marriage, religionutism, global warming, etc.

the only sure thing is that the foundation has been set  for a catastrophic event pitting the people of the usa against the .gov of the usa. .gov knows this(or is very afraid of it) judging by the various laws and executive orders whose intent are to give .gov the power to declare war on the people.


the only thing missing is a catalyst. would some american(s) please volunteer(thank you grace) to kick this off. ows did not work. someone has to incite violence. maybe hacking a shutdown of facebook or cable tv would work since americans aren't impressed by self immolation or assassination.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:47 | 2326927 Kayman
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No.   I have come to believe that we should let the parasites die a slow death.  Unpayable debt will suffocate the lying criminals.  I want to watch his from the bleachers.

A quick death is too good for these financial scum, including their political facilitators of every stripe.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 21:25 | 2326986 besnook
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they will try to suffocate you before they will suffocate hence the historically common solution although i prefer the rack to the painless guillotine.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 15:43 | 2326510 I am Jobe
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Analysis: Short on tools, central banks left with words

The Pussyfication of USSA

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 15:45 | 2326512 Village Idiot
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Decided to head east this weekend and check out Union Square, among other things.  OWS (and its sympathizers) are still there, and so is a relatively excessive show of force.  If you want to know what it feels like to live in a 'police state' go check out Union Square. It's palpable.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 16:15 | 2326548 bob_dabolina
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...also, if you want to see what it feels like to live in a dirty toilet with homeless people and like minded social agitators.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 23:23 | 2327149 Village Idiot
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Don't let what Bob or anyone else has to say about OWS guide you. Go to Union Square (or any oposition venue) and feel (it) first hand and then form your own opinion.  Imagine any protest where unpopular 'public opinion' is up against 'the state.'  Vietnam protests come to mind... Put yourself in the middle and then get back to me...very intense.

When did opposition become such a bad thing...

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 15:52 | 2326520 orangegeek
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The SP500 and Dow has grown almost 20% since December 2011 - about 4 months.


The NASDAQ has grown about 27% over the same period.


And the big investment houses forecasted stock index annual growth of less than half for all of 2012.  And what are they saying now?  Markets are headed up more after a mild correction.


2012 - the year of the fleecing of investors that 2008 didn't finish.


Sun, 04/08/2012 - 15:53 | 2326524 Seize Mars
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Let's boil down all the complexities into one idea. Think of all the people in government and related industries, whose livelihood depends upon

- the stock market NOT crashing

- gold and silver NOT becoming preeminent

That's a lot of pressure. Think of it. The FED manipulates every single financial market so the status quo goes on - it's an "open secret," so to speak.

What a fucking nightmare.

Mon, 04/09/2012 - 00:10 | 2326528 Waterfallsparkles
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On of the things that bothers me is that they can confiscate your house, your food, your water, etc.  Many have been prepping for the potential of major problems in the US.  But, with the way the Law has been worded they can come and take all of the goods you stockpiled in preparation of a collapse.

Reminds me of the grasshopper and the ant story.

Mon, 04/09/2012 - 09:25 | 2327665 XitSam
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But in the fable the grasshopper died because the ant would not give him any food. In reality, the grasshopper signed an executive order so he could take the ant's food. Time to hide your preps people.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 16:12 | 2326544 UGrev
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Bullets flying yet??? 


Doesn't sound like it.. 

Give me a holler when ya hear something go *POP* *POP* *POP*...

By then it will be too late; as it must be. THEN people will grow some balls..right now, we are too busy working..

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 16:24 | 2326560 JW n FL
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You don’t need Guns! and Bullets!!

Look how well Protesting is working!

40 years of Hippie Bongo Circles have worked well enough to get us where we are today!

the Sheepeople will continue to live willfully, Blissfully Ignorant!

the Sheep will NEVER! Stand for anything.. NEVER!

The Poor may hunt other Poor because they are hungry!

But the Trash in America will NEVER! Stand for anything!

When the Government comes for Guns! the Big One ALL! the Tough Guys Bitch about!!


America is LONG DEAD!

Cowards! Willfully Ignorant Citizens of the Untied States of America will NEVER STAND FOR ANYTHING! and as a matter of FACT! they will watch their neighbors be dragged off in chains! and still say nothing!

Their Children! will be dragged off! and still they will say nothing.. maybe a FEW! 0.000000000000001% will defend their kids..

most will be bitching saying things like.. I warned you! you should have kept your mouth shut!

You should have kept your mouth shut and your head down! LOL!!




Sun, 04/08/2012 - 17:33 | 2326621 ShakaZulu
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As long as the dope holds out, those hippie bongo circles will keep right on drumming!

But what happens when the pill trucks stop rolling!?

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 16:22 | 2326556 Anarchyteez
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One more good quake near Fukushima, this topic and the northern
hemisphere will be moot.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 16:27 | 2326562 ebworthen
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Starkly honest and non-partisan; a clear outline of the tyranny of the Kleptoligarchy.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 18:09 | 2326622 Future Jim
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... although America’s liberal founding principles were a great leap forward, and although they were increasingly applied more equally over subsequent generations:

While we were emancipating slaves, we were enslaving free men.

Given the increase in the belief that:

Government rightly has the power to implement any good idea.

... and given that interest in Ron Paul's campaign is actually going down ...

We must create a new country.

What could be more fun and exhilarating than that?

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 18:38 | 2326702 itstippy
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The ridiculous growth also occurs at the local level.             My County is fairly large geographically, but not heavily populated.  A couple cities of about 10,000 people each, a sprinkling of villages with 200-800 residents each, and a bunch of farms & Martha Stewart Country Living rural homes.  The population count hasn't grown much over the past forty-something years.  Growing up, the Sheriff's Department split the county into sectors for patrolling.  One or two squad cars per sector, and the Deputies shared the cars for their shifts.  Each squad had a shotgun in the trunk, a police radio, and a spotlight.  The Deputies had service revolvers and big flashlights.  Somehow they kept crime from running rampant.        Today, the Sheriff's Department has five times as many Deputies.  Each Deputy has their own squad car that they take home with them so they're available at all times in case of a crisis.  The squad cars have police radios, CB radios, radar detectors, GPS systems, onboard computers, and a bunch of other gadgetry.  The interiors look like space shuttle cockpits.  The Deputies are armed with tazers, shotguns, fully automatic rifles, Glock pistols, and flash grenades.  Maybe other stuff I don't know about.  They wear Kevlar vests.          The Department has also accumulated a LOT of additional crime-fighting equipment.  They've got snowmobiles on trailers in case there's a big blizzard and they need to chase bad guys around on impassible roads. Also trailers full of 4-wheelers in case they need to pursue bad guys off-road. They've got several fully-equipped four-wheel-drive SUV's  to pull the snowmobiles & ATV's around on their trailers.  And two powerful speed boats in case terrorists infiltrate the local lakes & rivers and pursuit is called for.  Also a helicopter and pilot.  And two K9 special officers for hunting down Osama Bin Laden in that manner.  Plus a million-dollar communication center housed in the new multi-million dollar County Jail building.  And a hostage negotiating team.  And a HazMat unit with a special $100,000 truck full of gear, in case Sadam Hussein attacks our cornfields with chemical or biological weapons.  A full-time School Liaison Deputy.  There's more, but you get the picture.          Response time is great!  If the Sheriff's Department gets a 911 call about suspected kids riding minibikes in the road in sector four-niner-foxtrot, they arrive with two squads and secure the area within ten minutes.  They nab mandatory seatbelt scofflaws left and right.  Dogs At Large don't remain at large very long, believe me.           I feel safer!   PS - I tried to format this with decent breaks and spacing, but the ZeroHedge posting editor is messed up this afternoon.  Makes my post look like shit!

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 18:58 | 2326741 jbvtme
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it's the steroid use which troubles me.  that and the homeland security grants.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 23:58 | 2327220 Cathartes Aura
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endless toys and a badge - the dream of every boy as he's growing up!

loved your post itstippy, even given the format fubar - it really brings home how far we've come to the police state, and in a relatively short time span. . . normally they like to space these incremental power grabs out over generations, but they've really amped it up now.

add confiscation of "criminals" property, great retirement packages, and you've got yerself a sweet gig, eh.


Sun, 04/08/2012 - 18:57 | 2326740 J.A.F.O.
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"The reality is that the reasons for government's growth do not matter as much as realizing where we are, and deciding what has to be done"

Pure garbage.. if you don't know how you got here, you have no idea what needs to be changed

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:20 | 2326783 ekm
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I didn't post anything on purpose to see the reaction of human's imagination.

I see that everybody here is afraid and feeling that something bad is happening and something much worse is going to happen.

Having lived in such a system before, I can tell you it's far, far, far worse than you could imagine.

If only, iiiiiiiiiif only americans were allowed to visit Cuba........... (I'm not cuban).

However, for people seeking slavery, which is voluntary exchange of personal freedom for the safey of a piece of meal every day, it's a paradise. 

And if US Gov will end up going out control, it will be because the number of americans seeking slavery will outnumber the number of americans seeking freedom which in the current system of majority rule, leads to "DEMOCRATICALLY VOTED SLAVERY".

Western Europe is in that exact condition right now. If that's exactly what americans want, so be it. Free will is free will but I'm not joining the misery, since that's what it is, sharing of misery.

I'd like to post one of my favorite quotes:

I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better.

Georg C. Lichtenberg

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 19:33 | 2326798 infinity8
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An American Tune. That is all.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 19:34 | 2326800 Monedas
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We like the people but hate their government ?   We get the government we deserve !  Democrats and some Republicans are assholes and they are a reflection of the trash that voted them in ! I think a poll tax is wrong.....but maybe a Civics exam or an I.Q. test is not out of the question ?   We deny the vote to the young and the mentally ill ?  Maybe we should up the standards a wee bit !  Government workers and welfare recipients shouldn't vote for conflict of interest !  Public servants and ex-cons shouldn't get to vote !  Maybe your vote should be multiplied by the number of dollars you paid in taxes !  No play !  Something's gotta give !  Society is not going to experience a catharsis of intellectual coefficient increase !    Monedas   2012   Comedy Jihad World Tour

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 19:49 | 2326824 Monedas
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Kansas and Oklahoma are in a death match to entice Monedas to take up residency there ! Being Monedas is like being the next Kia assembly plant....let the bidding begin !  Monedas  2012   Comedy Jihad Dust Bowl Bivouac

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:06 | 2326843 Griffin
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Interesting interview where Thom Hartmann talks to a Icelandic economist named Gunnar Tomasson.

Part one, mostly about Iceland, in it he mentions 2 big scams, one is the Sterling Air twist, where money is funneled out of a bank trough a worthless Danish airline company, and the other is a scam where bankers convert icelandic krona loans to foreign currency to move currency risk because of big loans they had taken, from the banks to the public, and then they bet against the krona and attacked it.

Part 2 more about USA.


Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:06 | 2326845 Monedas
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They lowered the voting age to 18....not just for draftees, but for everyone !  Child protective services, Obamacare etc. want to treat you as a dependent until you are 25 ??? If you're're never considered an adult !   Monedas   2012   There is room for compromise !

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:32 | 2326883 dolph9
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Most males under the age of 45 in America have been screwed.  Not all, but most.

The boomers control the corrupt government, banks, and corporations, and they all think they're going to live forever.  They may pretend to write a will, but they don't actually believe in inheritance.  Go ahead, try asking them about how much they have, what's in their name, who gets what.  See how far you get reminding them of their mortality.

The liberals and their ilk are constantly telling us how bad and evil we are if we can't work with gossipy females and incompetent blacks, even though we secretly know that we are keeping this whole show together.

They have managed to convince half of us into risking our life and limb in the Middle East to protect Israel and the banking and oil interests, and have done so by claiming that all of those Arabs out there are "terrorists" who are going to come over here and kill us all.

There's probably no good way out of this now.  We are neutered and controlled, like so many show dogs.  For those of us in the know, best to just sort of drop out and find someplace where you can get away from it all.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 21:21 | 2326974 Vendetta
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nonsense.  Most of the baby boomers have been screwed just like everyone else except the money power at the top.  You just don't know enough people and their situations.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 21:33 | 2326999 Monedas
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You got a point, too !  We don't want to be fighting ourselves....we are all less because of Socialism !

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 21:27 | 2326978 Monedas
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Good post dolph9 !   Socialism is theft....period....and we are up to our horizontal butt cracks in theft....pure and simple....and no good will come from such evil....never has....never will !   I'm a war baby....born after the A bombs but before Japan surrendered....somewhere in there I think !  We war babies got a little good upbringing before the Socialists descended on the Baby Boomers !   America was going to be punished for winning the war ! America was going to be punished for being prosperous !   Monedas   2012    CYA 24/7 !

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:32 | 2326888 ekm
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To Tyler:

Re: The link you just tweeted.

The scientist is coming to the conclusion that Universe came out of nothing but he is an atheist. If the moron bothered to read some theology of any kind, the whole idea of God existing is that God has the capability of creating anything out of nothing. He wants to make his own point and inadvertently is proving the opposite.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:49 | 2326928 Yen Cross
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Nice post.

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 21:39 | 2327009 Monedas
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God created the Universe out of nothing.....and it's still expanding....does he know how to stop his little Frankenstein ?   Monedas  2012   Comedy Jihad Universe

Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:42 | 2326910 q99x2
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Time to raise your shorts. Pope's gone bearish.

  • Pope at Easter Vigil: Darkness Threatens Mankind


    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 22:12 | 2327065 XitSam
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    "The wheeled device is used to save wear and tear on the pontiff, who turns 85 on April 16."  

    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 00:00 | 2327223 delacroix
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    why does the pope, need a bulletproof limo? isn't god protecting him?

    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 20:42 | 2326914 Yen Cross
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      A Theocracy out of Control ?  Happy 4-15-2012 ( algo land)!

    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 21:21 | 2326979 Vendetta
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    thanks for singing to the choir.

    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 21:38 | 2327006 CashCowEquity
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    take your "businesses" underground


    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 21:57 | 2327034 Yen Cross
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    Looks like the PBoC grinded out the stops in the currency markets. I just added to my positions!

      If ya can't beat em! Join Em!

    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 22:22 | 2327078 Cabreado
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    To any naysayers still around, I say...

    Ron Paul would've been good, eh?


    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 22:45 | 2327117 Tom Green Swedish
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    If I am not mistaken the government by the people has the authority to completely throw this government out.  We can also find place them in prison for a couple years if we want.  I guarantee you they will come out better people.


    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” Thomas Jefferson, Declaration of Independence, 1776


    Sorry DC Thomas Jefferson is a much better man than you.

    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 22:49 | 2327123 MrBoompi
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    "It is an imperfect creation of man and it can be dismantled by man just as easily as it can be established....."

    If anyone dares mentions dismantling this government, they are going to be considered a terrorist.  Thousands or tens of thousands will die before TPTB give the power up.

    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 22:58 | 2327140 MedicalQuack
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    The video is high on dramatiics and the government in reality "has no control" is what is occurring.  We have this element of Congress that is so digitally illiterate that feels once they make a law that is not digital today, that it will survive businesses who are digitally advanced in running business intelligence algorithms that model and work around certain provisions.

    I would like to see Big Data used if nothing else just for querying in Congress, so everyone has the same starting point and they don't do that and all come up with their own source of numbers.  Speaking of numbers, they don't lie, but people do.

    The data sellers are the ones in control here sadly.


    Sun, 04/08/2012 - 23:19 | 2327168 deeznutz
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    Fake Jefferson Quote

    The e-mail signs off with a quote that supposedly comes from Thomas Jefferson: "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." But Jefferson never said that.

    According to Monticello researchers and Jefferson scholars who maintain the online Jefferson Encyclopedia: "We have never found such a statement in Jefferson’s writings. As far as we know, this statement actually originates with [Republican President] Gerald R. Ford, who said, "A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have," in an address to a joint session of Congress on August 12, 1974."'


    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 00:22 | 2327251 Bansters-in-my-...
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    The bottom photo/vid.looks like some Amerikan Justice and Liberty being dished out to the citizens,

    What a sad country.    :0(

    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 01:05 | 2327287 cnhedge
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    government is a monster, way to the 20 trillion debt.

    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 01:11 | 2327296 dolly madison
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    "The government, or at least root elements of it, see the American people as the enemy, and why not?  We are, in the end, the only force on the planet in a position to deconstruct the machine, so it only follows that we find ourselves locked in its crosshairs."

    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 02:18 | 2327327 Monk
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    Central planners? Washington has been working for Wall Street since the early 1980s!


    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 03:07 | 2327350 AnAnonymous
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    US citizen governments are only out of control when they are perceived to assault US citizens thought to be dynasty long entitlments.

    For others, where are the differences?

    The US of A government, while preaching property rights, stole that much land from the Indians. How is it not out of control?

    Once again, it is all situational. As long as the government does not touch me, well, it is under control.

    US world order.

    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 05:52 | 2327404 blueridgeviews
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    Are you people listening to yourselves? Blaming the jews? What is this 1933?

    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 14:21 | 2328768 nicxios
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    NSA building a super spy center that can hold yottabytes of data, yearly electrical energy needs will be $40,000,000 per year.

    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 14:21 | 2328772 Mo Bius
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       It's out of control because it's owned by the Sabbattean ( cult of the all-seeing-eye) Jew Rockefellers, whose name was Ruggenfeld in the Germany where they migrated from. And just look here to see what their financial house, JPMorgue, is doing now - in cooperation with Marc Rich, the Israeli operative pardoned by Clinton, and Bruno Iksil:

    Mon, 04/09/2012 - 14:42 | 2328868 johnjb32
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    -- There is no avoiding these issues now. There is no running away or room for rationalization. There are but two choices. The only way to avoid massive bloodshed in the United States is to ensure that Ron Paul is elected. He will be our agent for the return of stolen rights. The second is to do nothing or attempt half-hearted measures that will accomplish... absolutely nothing. More than a year ago I wrote here at Collapsenet that if Ron Paul is not elected this year, there will be a bloody and violent revolution. That is the absolute truth. Even with a Ron Paul victory there will be many difficult challenges but he has consistently taken a position that without our liberties nothing else matters. Let those who fear freedom run from this site. Let those who fear pain and suffering and loss go hide in emotional, spiritual and psychological caves where they will assuredly be found and eaten.

    Let those who shrink from this realization know that they have abandoned the status of human, opting instead to be the disposable, proprietary livestock which they are. -- Michael C. Ruppert


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