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Since Zero Hedge updates over the next sevearal few hours will be sparse, please use this opportunity to share your transitory outlooks on current events, life, google trending topics, and pretty much anything else.

 


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Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:27 | Link to Comment kengland
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SILVER BITCHEZ

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:30 | Link to Comment tekhneek
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GOLD, BITCHES.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:32 | Link to Comment unky
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PLATINUM BITCHES

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:33 | Link to Comment redpill
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RON PAUL BITCHEZ

MONEY BOMB TOMORROW, MAKE IT A GOOD ONE

http://ronpaul2012.com/

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:37 | Link to Comment bugs_
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ZEROHEDGE BITCHES

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:39 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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BITCHES BITCHES!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:40 | Link to Comment DonnieD
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Young drunk bitchez

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:44 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:49 | Link to Comment reescher
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Cool waves and tasty buds bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:00 | Link to Comment FLIP THAT BOND
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Expand the balance sheet straight into hyperinflation bitchezzzz!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:03 | Link to Comment toady
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Allah Akbar BitchezZ

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:07 | Link to Comment Herd Redirectio...
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Capital Research Institute, bitchez.

"Debt Crisis? Or Currency Crisis?":

http://www.capitalresearchinstitute.org

"The realization that developed economies are not recovering has in turn been compounded with the fear that governments will rein in their spending, further accelerating the economic decline.  Add Options Expiration Week, High Frequency Trading, and tremendous leverage to the mix and equities markets experience extreme volatility like yesterday (August 18th, 2011).

But fundamentally the same game is still being played.  Japan, Europe and the US all plan to continue devaluing their currencies.  The beauty is this.  Their exchange rates relative to each other will stay fairly close to what they currently are, which facilitates trade, and keeps the average person oblivious to what is happening.  Until the cost of groceries and utilities go up, any way!  Purchasing power will decrease for all who have stagnant wages (almost everyone).  And to top it all off, the respective countries can all blame each other for devaluing their currency.  “You did it first.  We had no choice!”

Ultimately, more stimulus will be announced, but not until new names for it have been propagandized.

Gold will probably take a breather and could even correct 10% over the coming weeks, but gold mining stocks have barely moved as the barbarous relic surged..."

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:09 | Link to Comment Cheesy Bastard
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Gas;  I have to pass it to find out what's in it.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:12 | Link to Comment Spirit Of Truth
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Global nuclear war, bitches.

Possibly by October, i.e., The "Fall" Is Approaching.

The world got it wrong IMHO - 

The Bogus Moscow Coup: 20 Years Ago Today

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:45 | Link to Comment spiral_eyes
Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:49 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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I'll see your Bitchez, and raise you TWO BITCHEZ!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:08 | Link to Comment Cleanclog
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Shiny baubles - small enough to put in pocket

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:06 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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Forever bronze, bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:39 | Link to Comment Ass to Mouth
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Mass Layoffs Bitches!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:06 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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I just searched "bitchez" on this page and found 47 of them. Make that now 48.

And 13 "bitches"

 

One last edit, and overall "Bitch" 68 times. So that would include all varients. (I guess this makes 69)

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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Bitchez, Bitches, Bitchez, Bitches, Bitchez...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:25 | Link to Comment TwelfthVulture
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BITCHEZ.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:38 | Link to Comment TheTmfreak
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I guessed it in my head, and i was right. "What are we at like 80" (bitch)es now? Yes.

 

80.

And in response to the latest bitches. Bitch please.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 22:28 | Link to Comment Spirit Of Truth
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Bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 02:49 | Link to Comment Transformer
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Ok, let's see how far to the right we can get this to go.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 03:10 | Link to Comment AbandonShip
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Last one BITCHEZ!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 05:24 | Link to Comment PeterB
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That would be the upcoming USD bull run bitches

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 08:11 | Link to Comment knowless
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tiny ass space, bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 08:25 | Link to Comment Marcuz Aurelius
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:O

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 09:42 | Link to Comment fuu
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GOOD MORNING BITCHES!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 09:52 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Event Horizon Bitchez

(the thread has crossed it)

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:11 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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Colubus was wrong bitchez

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:12 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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How far does this thing go? 

Singularity, Bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:20 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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which snitch will pull the switch bitchez 

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:48 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Sat, 08/20/2011 - 11:05 | Link to Comment fuu
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COMPRESSION TRADE BITCHEZ!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 11:40 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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To boldly go where no thread has gone before, bitchez

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 13:27 | Link to Comment Aengrod
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Stagflation bitchez!

Sun, 08/21/2011 - 10:12 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Hyperstagpression, biznatchez!

Sun, 08/21/2011 - 19:21 | Link to Comment Use of Weapons
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Sun, 08/21/2011 - 19:32 | Link to Comment Use of Weapons
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Dead are all gods: now we want the overman to live

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oALxLNOhI6I

Sun, 08/28/2011 - 02:11 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Whatza matta wid you?

You think this this is some kind of Turing test?

Obligatory Bitchez...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:28 | Link to Comment Raphio
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69 BITCHEZS

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 01:18 | Link to Comment Never_Put_Down
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Oil still spilling into the Gulf Bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:23 | Link to Comment ShankyS
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Konichiwa Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:53 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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Interstellar war, bichez.  Krugman and Bernanke are aliens sent ahead to destroy our society just before the invasion starts.  The death star enters orbit in 3, 2, .....  

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:13 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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Easy, Bitchez. (not to be confused with easy bitches)

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:38 | Link to Comment Mister Ponzi
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European disintegration bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 13:51 | Link to Comment escargot
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David Icke, bitchez!

Sun, 08/21/2011 - 10:12 | Link to Comment snowball777
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Lizardz, bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:07 | Link to Comment Rahm
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Bacon Bitches!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:38 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Nobody for President, bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:15 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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the only candidate who doesn't make me bitch bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:19 | Link to Comment disfiguredskating
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Hey!  You out baconed me!  Did you check out all my bacon videos? 

http://youtu.be/JFDk4CGFXvw

I love me some bacon!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Forest fed Hogs and pastured everything else Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:16 | Link to Comment Moe Howard
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Pork and Beans BitcheZZZZzz cuz only Christians will do the swine baby!

No need to share my emergency chow. I think I'll rub all my Au and Ag and Pb with pork belly fat. Then microwave me some Oscar Mayer pre-cooked thick bacon. Man that stuff is good.

Finally, I'll put on my pork pie hat and go for a stroll.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:40 | Link to Comment toady
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Pork pie hat.... HA!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:18 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Respeck. Ramadan Mubarak.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:04 | Link to Comment Dr. Richard Head
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I figure I can add to my wealth portfolio by mocking the morons around me.  We will see.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:12 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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Superpails of storage food, bitchez! 

7.62x39, bitchez! 

TZA, bitchez!

TGIF, bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:44 | Link to Comment Stoploss
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RTSA, TZA, SPXU. The bear cavalry has arrived bitchezz!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:06 | Link to Comment XitSam
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TEOTWAWKI bitches!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:17 | Link to Comment CompassionateFascist
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A 9mm strapped on, and a 30-30 (one round in the chamber, 6 in the mag) w/in ez reach. Ain't that a bitch? And what else....Ohyeah, Zero waited til the Congress went home, then  legalized the illegals. Smooth move.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 00:25 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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I remember a SOF mag article about testing a model 94 30-30 for speed and accuracy.  If I remeber right a competant shooder with a 30 30  will fuck over some perps

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:22 | Link to Comment eisley79
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zehctiB Bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:40 | Link to Comment camoes
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. TREASURY SECRETARY BITCHEZ

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:41 | Link to Comment Cammy Le Flage
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Bahamas bitchez.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:23 | Link to Comment JW n FL
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Pinders Point... West End.. Roberts Town.. (east) West End..

Spanish Cay..

Bahama(s) BITCHEZ!!

I left Provo and Chub off the list on purpose!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:26 | Link to Comment Cammy Le Flage
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BOL! 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:01 | Link to Comment Cash_is_Trash
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BITCHEZ ^ 3

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:04 | Link to Comment bernorange
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poop

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:25 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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LOL (response, not a correction)

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:54 | Link to Comment SilverRhino
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Where's the goddamned LIKE button for Bitchs Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:54 | Link to Comment SilverRhino
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Where's the goddamned LIKE button for Bitchs Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:54 | Link to Comment SilverRhino
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Where's the goddamned LIKE button for Bitchs Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:31 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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  Hope you got some  S/D.   Yen.. Have a good weekend!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:28 | Link to Comment Chicken_Little
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No Debt, especially Sudden Debt!! Silver and go Ron Paul that appears to be Thomas Jefferson re-incarnated.

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:40 | Link to Comment disfiguredskating
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BACON BITCHES.....

http://youtu.be/JFDk4CGFXvw

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:43 | Link to Comment rodocostarica
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Costa Rica rocks bitchez. Get your asses down here

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:57 | Link to Comment caerus
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agreed...surfing's da sheet!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:01 | Link to Comment In Fed We Trust
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BLACK MONDAY

To all the bitchez in the house.

Feds be muggin on me, I be muggin back.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:03 | Link to Comment In Fed We Trust
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Copy that.
Just heard Patrick the Painter predict BLACK MONDAY

What you got?

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 06:36 | Link to Comment franzpick
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Asia and gold won't wait; we're looking at a BLACK SUNDAY.  Bit cha's.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 11:36 | Link to Comment In Fed We Trust
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Do like I do.

With caulk in hand, proceed to the state university

And write "infowars.com " on the sidewalks.

Students should know whats waiting for them.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:35 | Link to Comment DonnieD
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I keep waiting for the Soverign Man post from the Blue Marlin. Bitchez.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:45 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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Swiss chard with latinum dressing bitchez.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:55 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Compost Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:19 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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humanure bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:38 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Awesome bitchez, everywhere I look.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:23 | Link to Comment Zero Govt
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wish i'd gone long Bitchez on this thread ...be a Bitchionaire now!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 22:34 | Link to Comment Hulk
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A convert Bitchez!!!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:19 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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canine compost bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:20 | Link to Comment caerus
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el avion...booze and american scandal...

el avion

edit: ask for jorge

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:32 | Link to Comment Chicken_Little
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Pattaya Thailand rocks better than Costa Rica amigo. Get your colitas over here.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 00:11 | Link to Comment caerus
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muy bien...

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:27 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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+ super bahts

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:21 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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alright the day after zh broke the 500mill. lending thing. i had the assholes of cnbc talking about it...one guy asked were'd info nome from...epperson says..its been circulating for a week now, somebody told her she was wrong, again someone asked were info was from....they knew but refused to say....but we know..

 

and us goldholders now are the most laughed at group...christ could you imagine being a black, gay, muslim, gold owning, ron paul supporter .....talk about oppression, but they physically laugh at us, this morning was awful....i know who really has already had the biggest and most profitable last....do you think michelle big tits and bigger mouth caruso crowborrorw really believes her drivel, if so it is going to be so fuckin awsome when she sees her account at zero..

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:01 | Link to Comment LetThemEatRand
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Sell your gold, now.  Stocks are cheap.  There, I just said absolutely everything that CNBC anchors told their viewers over the last ten hours.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:03 | Link to Comment Dick Fitz
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How about a disabled black lesbian atheist Ron Paul supporter with a cache of guns, gold and beans?

Hell, I fit 3 of the categories you list, no wonder I fell marginalized...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:25 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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i hit 5.....im not black, nor disabled and no beans... i am male but a lesbian too i guess i love woman,  atheist , ron paul, guns and gold...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:19 | Link to Comment steelhead23
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Have you read Kipling's If...  Look, stop gloating.  A good poker player wins the hand quietly and only shows his cards if he must.  Let the fools play, we need counterparties.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:30 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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3 out of 5

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:32 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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please use this opportunity to share your transitory outlooks on current events, life, google trending topics, and pretty much anything else...

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- Current events suck

- Life sucks (unless you're a banker with coke & Ukranian hookers lined up for the weekend in the Hamptons - in which case - it's just OK)

- google sucks

- trending topics suck (especially those with regards to Martha's Vineyard)

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Otherwise... everything else is pretty much fine...

BITCHEZ

 

 

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:49 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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No girlfriend or wife that sucks he?.... that sucks...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:07 | Link to Comment Mec-sick-o
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suckers!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:33 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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When you want it done right, you hire a pro.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 11:15 | Link to Comment In Fed We Trust
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Do like I do.

Post ZH links on your Facebook page.

Why do you think Denver is #2 city for ZH?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:39 | Link to Comment faustian bargain
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friday might music bomb, group DJs and chat:

http://turntable.fm/zero_hedge

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:37 | Link to Comment CPL
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US only bitchez...live stream that shit and allow anonymous

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:14 | Link to Comment Jendrzejczyk
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You can not come back and be normal. I possess new guns and mucho ammo on the off chance you were serious a few weeks ago (thanks, actually having fun whether zombies are headed this way or not).

What's up spanky?

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:51 | Link to Comment takeaction
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Here is a tune for you Bitches.....CRANK IT UP!!!  DUBSTEP BITCH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WSeNSzJ2-Jw&ob=av2e

Sun, 08/28/2011 - 00:23 | Link to Comment PeterB
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Shards! Crazies f'ken

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:48 | Link to Comment Skid Marks
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Atonement Dinner

 

"Winston, come into the dining room, it's time to eat," Julia yelled to her husband.

 

"In a minute, honey, it's a tie score," he answered.

Actually Winston wasn't very interested in the traditional holiday football game between Detroit and Washington. Ever since the government passed the Civility in Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football for its "unseemly violence" and the "bad example it sets for the rest of the world", Winston was far less of a football fan than he used to be.

 

Two-hand touch wasn't nearly as exciting. Yet it wasn't the game that Winston was uninterested in. It was more the thought of eating another Tofu Turkey . Even though it was the best type of Veggie Meat available after the government revised the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which already included potatoes, cranberry sauce, and mincemeat pie), it wasn't anything like real turkey.

 

And ever since the government officially changed the name of "Thanksgiving Day" to "A National Day of Atonement" in 2020, to officially acknowledge the Pilgrims' historically brutal treatment of Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of its luster.

 

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting.

The unearthly gleam of government-mandated fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look even weirder than it actually was, and the room was always cold.

 

Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats - which were monitored and controlled by the electric company - be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the north side of the house was barely tolerable throughout the entire winter.

 

Still, it was good getting together with family. Or at least most of the family.

 

Winston missed his mother, who passed on in October, when she had used up her legal allotment of life-saving medical treatment.

 

He had had many heated conversations with the Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the private insurance market finally went bankrupt, and everyone was forced into the government health care program. And though he demanded she be kept on her treatment, it was a futile effort.

 

"The RHC's resources are limited", explained the government  bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the phone. "Your mother received all the benefits to which she was entitled. I'm sorry for your loss."

 

Ed couldn't make it either. He had forgotten to plug in his electric car last night, the only kind available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021 outlawed the use of the combustion engines - for everyone but government officials.

 

The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too far, and Ed didn't want to spend a frosty night on the road somewhere between here and there.

 

Thankfully, Winston's brother, John, and his wife were flying in.

 

Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had extra cushions for the occasion.

 

No one complained more than John about the pain of sitting down so soon after the government-mandated cavity searches at airports, which severely aggravated his hemorrhoids.

 

Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the added "inconvenience" was an "absolute necessity" in order to stay "one step ahead of the terrorists."

 

Winston's own body had grown accustomed to such probing ever since the government expanded their scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via Anti-Profiling Act of 2017. That law made it a crime to single out any group or individual for "unequal scrutiny," even when probable cause was involved. Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations, bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine.

Almost.

 

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but most Americans expect a Court composed of six progressives and three conservatives to leave the law intact.

 

"A living Constitution is extremely flexible", said the Court's eldest member, Elena Kagan. " Europe has had laws like this one for years. We should learn from their example", she added.

 

Winston's thoughts turned to his own children.

He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored him.

Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that she could text anyone at any time, even during Atonement Dinner.

 

Their only real confrontation had occurred when he limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining that was all he could afford.

 

She whined for a week, but got over it.

 

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding he got in public school that global warming, the bird flu, terrorism, or any of a number of other calamities were "just around the corner", but Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude that ranged between simmering surliness and outright hostility.

 

It didn't help that Jason had reported his father to the police for smoking a cigarette in the house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere within 500 feet of another human being.

 

Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have been considered excessive before the American dollar became virtually worthless as a result of QE13.

 

The latest round of quantitative easing the federal government initiated was, once again, to "spur economic growth."

 

This time, they promised to push unemployment below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was not particularly hopeful.

 

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful, Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day of Atonement.

 

At least, he had his memories.

 

He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his children would never know what life was like in the Good Old Days, long before government promises to make life "fair for everyone" realized their full potential.

 

Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans, never realized how much things could change when they didn't happen all at once, but little by little, so people could get used to them.

 

He wondered what might have happened if the public had stood up while there was still time, maybe back around 2011, when all the real nonsense began.

 

"Maybe we wouldn't be where we are today if we'd just said 'enough is enough' when we had the chance," he thought.

 

Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so. . . .

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:46 | Link to Comment LstrzMnyn
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Awesome.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:08 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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Awesome indeed!  And, uhm, the story wasn't bad either

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:53 | Link to Comment Cheesy Bastard
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True, but she just agreed to marry Jesse James.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:46 | Link to Comment moonstears
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Great story but "This time, they promised...unemployment below 58%...Winston was not particularly hopeful." 

Fixed.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:54 | Link to Comment tom a taxpayer
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Skid Marks - Great! Hilarious, insightful, nutritious nuggets. I'm Giving Thanks to you!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:00 | Link to Comment SMG
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That was really good. Thanks!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:11 | Link to Comment Mec-sick-o
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Big Bro is watching you.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 03:54 | Link to Comment Clown Short
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Bravo!  Now where's my upticks?

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:26 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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"for everyone but government officials"  :]

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 03:35 | Link to Comment chalcedonite
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I donated just now and came here to post http://www.ronpaul2012.com/   You beat me to it - Thanks!

I also posted a "Proud Supporter of Ron Paul" on my site:

http://www.mcguffeysonlinetutor.com/public/main.cfm

R3volution through education!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:21 | Link to Comment RSloane
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Its gonna be a huge one!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:39 | Link to Comment camoes
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RHODIUM BITCHEZ? SAY WHAT????

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:40 | Link to Comment hognutz
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BEER BITCHEZ!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:44 | Link to Comment SolidSnake961
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PROJECT MAYHEM BITCHEZ!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:53 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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OPEN THREADS BITCHEZ!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Cassandra Syndrome
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DEATH CROSSED HINDENBURG OMEN BITCHEZ!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:39 | Link to Comment chunga
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Sniff my shorts bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 00:15 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Buy some puts on SLM, bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:26 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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+ like - John Prine is awesome

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:35 | Link to Comment chunga
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Iris ain't bad either! The voice of an Angel. Open threads are fun. Drinking beer sifting through my latest sack of "junk". For some reason I set 1929 coins aside...lol.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 00:19 | Link to Comment Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Ben Harper and Emily Kokal sing that song better than I have ever heard it.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 08:44 | Link to Comment chunga
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Brother can you spare a link?

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:27 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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good stuff

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 01:38 | Link to Comment Debt is Slavery
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Tactical Pitchforks Bitchez!!!   http://i.imgur.com/vhSC9.jpg

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:38 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Now that's funny.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:29 | Link to Comment DaveyJones
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then anti-party logo

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:08 | Link to Comment Rothbardian in ...
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LEAD Bitchez!!!

You all are simply just hangin' on to my gold 'til I need it.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:42 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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Go ahead, make my day.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:38 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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Just had my 2 ounces of gold delivered today. Brother just bought 300 ounces more silver today...just another day in paradise.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Montecarlo
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Good for you guys.  My Brother and I have been working to add wharehouse space to fill up when we're trading metals for stuff people will be dumping soon.  A Barn in Indiana and Hanger in Texas...  diversify!

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:46 | Link to Comment russki standart
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Gold Stocks, Bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:31 | Link to Comment drink or die
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I sold all my silver and bought HPQ last week on Robotraders advice.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:37 | Link to Comment Random_Robert
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Boy, that's a real bummer...

 

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:16 | Link to Comment andybev01
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Explains your avatar.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:46 | Link to Comment Arkadaba
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+lol

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!