Arab Spring Makes An Autumn Return: Saudi Police Open Fire On Protesting Civilians

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Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:26 | 1741449 Careless Whisper
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The Careless Whisper Morning Report


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Cute Anarchist Protestor Missed Connection

Four Loko Will Comply With FTC Demand To Advertise Each Can Contains As Much Alcohol As Four Beers



Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:28 | 1741462 catacl1sm
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Damn... I gotta try one of those Four Loko's on Friday. Or maybe right before my son's soccer game on Saturday, that should make things 'interesting'.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:44 | 1741531 JohnG
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That stuff will do some wierd things to your mind.  Think Jack & Jolt.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:08 | 1741630 The Big Ching-aso
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Think half a six-pack of Colt .45's and a Mad Dog chaser.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:01 | 1741922 bread n circuses
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Colt .45 comes in 6-packs?  I thought you could only get pints and tall boys.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:05 | 1741938 IAmNotMark
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Eeuuwwww.....That sounds nasty. 

How about a Bass growler and a Glenlivit chaser instead?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:13 | 1741654 Popo
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Somehow when a government decides to respond to protesters by... oh y',know... shooting and killing them ... it doesn't really open up much of a debate on who's right and who's wrong.


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:13 | 1741956 Dental Floss Tycoon
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And since it is the Saudis doing the shooting there won't be any talk of no fly zones.


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 21:07 | 1743790 Guy Fawkes Mulder
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The oil-intelligence-military complex wants to "save" the Syrians, of course.

Russia, China veto anti-Syria UN effort:

Blocking of Security Council Resolution on Syria a "Shocking Betrayal," Says Amnesty International:

Libya and Syria: Western-led military operations:

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:38 | 1741504 disabledvet
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Careless Whisper indeed. Protests as chance to meet girls says one thing: this sucker 'll be going for "as long as it takes."

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:46 | 1741516 PY-129-20
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Frankfurt is closed - bomb threat. Happy trading! :)

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:20 | 1741550 Dapper Dan
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Oct 5, 11:29 AM EDT


IMF official retracts statement on bond purchases

BRUSSELS (AP) -- In a dramatic turnaround, a senior official for the International Monetary Fund is retracting an earlier statement that the IMF could intervene in bond markets to support struggling Italy and Spain.

We changed our mind on changing our minds.

OT; #2

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The fees keep coming. Citi is the latest big bank to slap customers with a round of fee hikes. This time, on its checking accounts.

Starting in December, customers who hold its mid-level Citibank Account will be charged $20 a month if they fail to maintain a minimum balance of $15,000 in their combined accounts. Previously, account holders had to carry a minimum balance of $6,000

How many people have $15,000 in a checking account?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:57 | 1741907 r101958
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BAC did this back in early 2009.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:04 | 1741605 SheepDog-One
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Four Loko will now see a huge increase in sales now that theyre forced to identify 'this can contains more alcohol than 4 beers'.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:06 | 1741613 TK7936
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Heres what Greece and Saudi have iin common:

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:26 | 1741451 catacl1sm
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The US Military will protect the Saudi kings.. at least until we have a deal with the new 'regime'.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:31 | 1741475 Cash_is_Trash
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The Saudis will have to call their military back from Occupied Qatar.

Powderkeg, bitchez

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:37 | 1741499 DoChenRollingBearing
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@ Cash, green

I wonder what Arab "democracies" are going to look like?  Will they edge to more "Western" values (you know, the ones we used to have like civility, transparency, rule of law, etc.)?

Or will they move to jihadist extremism, and light that powderkeg?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:39 | 1741513 Cash_is_Trash
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It may look like the current military junta in Egypt.

No wonder women were allowed to vote in Saudi not long ago; smells like a concession.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:47 | 1741542 DoChenRollingBearing
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That is an interesting development, I missed that one, thanks for sharing that.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:54 | 1741564 hedgeless_horseman
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Black swans are harder to spot wrapped in white Egyptian cotton.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:04 | 1741606 Cash_is_Trash
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Supposedly Egyptian Cotton is the best in the world.

It's like the 0.995 American Eagles of fabric.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:05 | 1741936 bread n circuses
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It tastes great dipped in chocolate.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 14:13 | 1742126 lex nulla
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We can have a mart.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:13 | 1741657 karzai_luver
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if they wish to move to mars it is their choice.


Until you and others realize that the us and all the others need to get out of the way and let them pick their poison nothing can work.

Maybe nothing can work anyway, but they have to believe they are making their own choices before there is ever buy in to any type of gvt.





Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:14 | 1741658 Spastica Rex
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Democracy® is a registered trademark of the United States of America. Unauthorized use will result in severe monetary and millitary penalties.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:59 | 1741915 natty light
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You mean Bahrain right? 


Qatari troops in Libya also.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:22 | 1741981 Dental Floss Tycoon
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If it gets as far as a new 'regime' then the Saudis must have pissed off the CIA.  I think this is an 'unlicensed' protest.

Protesting without a permit is not allowed in Saudi Arabia.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:02 | 1741452 BigJim
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Maybe this time it will be the US and UK vetoing Russian and China-sponsored sanctions on a repressive regime.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:27 | 1741453 PaperBear
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“Saudi security forces arrested a 60-year-old man to force his son – an activist – to give himself up.”


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:33 | 1741482 Cash_is_Trash
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most people in this region have guns brought in over the years from Iraq and Yemen and will use them

Suadis are now a national threat to their government.

Cue CIA drone strikes.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:38 | 1741501 john39
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its wonderful how the U.S. promotes freedom and justice throughout the world by careful support of allies who share the U.S. commitment to such values....  /s sarc   

in reality, what do you expect from a bunch of zionist controlled puppet states (including the U.S.)?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:43 | 1741525 Cash_is_Trash
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I expect the U.S. to purchase Israeli weaponry, including forcing other Western governments to purchase their crap too.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:54 | 1741566 john39
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and sell them our equipment below cost....  one big circle jerk that screws the american tax payer, again.   supports a racist illegal state (israel) and fees the military industrial complex... all on the back of the U.S. taxpayer.  what a world.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:03 | 1741601 Abitdodgie
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Then stop paying taxes or stop bitching about it.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:08 | 1741632 Cash_is_Trash
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Irwin Schiff stopped paying taxes and ended up in Terra Haute, Indiana, in some "correctional facility". Look him up, he's a notable tax protestor - appeared on 'America: Freedom to Fascism'.

BTW, the he's father of Peter Schiff.

Bitchin' is all we have for the moment.

Bitchin' removed Mubarak from power.

Bitchin' will provoke national attention via Occupy Wall Street

We bitched the British off our continent, bitchez

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:10 | 1741640 The Big Ching-aso
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Bitch, bitch, bitch.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:23 | 1741725 juangrande
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'We bitched the british off our continent".  So, native americans weren't bitchin' enough?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:24 | 1741737 john39
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not enough of them left alive at the time to accomplish much.  biological warefare did wonders for them.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:56 | 1742067 bread n circuses
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When a land conflict did develop between new settlers and old..."God ended the controversy by sending the small pox amongts the Indians," in the words of the Puritain minister Increase Mather.  "Whole towns of them were swept away, in some of them not so much as one Soul escaping the Destruction." By the time the Native populations of New England had replenished themselves to some degree, it was too late to expel the intruders.


--James W. Lowen: Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong.



Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:06 | 1741615 BigJim
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In September 2011, it was announced that the Israeli Government seized 6 Turkish Heron's whilst they were undergoing maintenance at IAI workshops in Israel.

IAI staff maintain that the Turkish Heron's "with its enhanced performance, is better than all existing Heron UAVs operating worldwide”.

Can't see the Turks being too pleased about that.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:00 | 1741589 Nascent_Variable
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In March of this year, there was a huge set of pro-democracy protests scheduled all across Saudi Arabia.  Of the tens of thousands who joined the protest group on Facebook, only a few hundred actually showed up.  there is no telling what happened to those people.

As a side note, the House of Saud offered to buy Facebook for $50 billion, IIRC, to shut down protestor communications.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:27 | 1741758 karzai_luver
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we threaten and detain and hold people's family hostage in order to get them to turn over someone we have defined as a terrorist.


This is nothing new.


The U.S. has supported and carried out this type of policy forever.


Cut out the self gloss, it makes you look lame or corrupt.


Wed, 10/05/2011 - 13:32 | 1742005 Dental Floss Tycoon
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Can you give recent examples?

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:28 | 1741459 Village Smithy
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I feel so comfortable living in a country where the media knows what's best for me and my family to be aware of. This way I can watch Dancing with the Stars worry free.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:35 | 1741487 Cash_is_Trash
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Do you have access to Al Jazeera in the USA?

Man, they have the best shit besides the hedge.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:39 | 1741507 john39
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RT is better...  the problem with aljazeera is that the some propaganda is these, just from a different angle.

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:46 | 1741537 Cash_is_Trash
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RT isn't a top tier source like Al Jazeera. AJ has so many programs and coverage with actual funding. I don't think RT has nearly the resources AJ has.

In a world of broken media we have no choice, except the INTERNET WOOO!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 11:39 | 1741508 Fips_OnTheSpot
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There's always webstream on their website.

Sidenote: as aired today on AJ, Turkey is doing massive "military training ops" on the border to Syria.

Merry Xmas!

Wed, 10/05/2011 - 12:07 | 1741621 Abitdodgie
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NATO needs to bomb S Arabia just for humaniterian reasons.

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