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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 | 1578767 kengland
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SILVER BITCHEZ

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:30 | 1578787 tekhneek
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GOLD, BITCHES.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:32 | 1578802 unky
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PLATINUM BITCHES

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:33 | 1578812 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 | 1578840 bugs_
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ZEROHEDGE BITCHES

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:39 | 1578857 Sudden Debt
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BITCHES BITCHES!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:40 | 1578875 DonnieD
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Young drunk bitchez

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:44 | 1578907 Dr. Richard Head
Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:49 | 1578923 reescher
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Cool waves and tasty buds bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:00 | 1578982 FLIP THAT BOND
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Expand the balance sheet straight into hyperinflation bitchezzzz!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:03 | 1578989 toady
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Allah Akbar BitchezZ

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:07 | 1579015 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 | 1579028 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 | 1579038 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 | 1579190 spiral_eyes
Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:49 | 1579203 Sophist Economicus
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I'll see your Bitchez, and raise you TWO BITCHEZ!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:08 | 1579267 Cleanclog
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Shiny baubles - small enough to put in pocket

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:06 | 1579419 Hobbleknee
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Forever bronze, bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:39 | 1579542 Ass to Mouth
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Mass Layoffs Bitches!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:06 | 1579761 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 | 1579796 Sophist Economicus
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Bitchez, Bitches, Bitchez, Bitches, Bitchez...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:25 | 1579801 TwelfthVulture
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BITCHEZ.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:38 | 1579836 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 | 1579960 Spirit Of Truth
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Bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 02:49 | 1580404 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 | 1580427 AbandonShip
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Last one BITCHEZ!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 05:24 | 1580529 PeterB
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That would be the upcoming USD bull run bitches

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 08:11 | 1580676 knowless
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tiny ass space, bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 08:25 | 1580693 Marcuz Aurelius
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:O

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 09:42 | 1580772 fuu
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GOOD MORNING BITCHES!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 09:52 | 1580780 Flakmeister
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Event Horizon Bitchez

(the thread has crossed it)

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:11 | 1580818 DaveyJones
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Colubus was wrong bitchez

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:12 | 1580820 Flakmeister
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How far does this thing go? 

Singularity, Bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:20 | 1580840 DaveyJones
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which snitch will pull the switch bitchez 

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:48 | 1580911 Hulk
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Sat, 08/20/2011 - 11:05 | 1580961 fuu
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COMPRESSION TRADE BITCHEZ!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 11:40 | 1581059 Flakmeister
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To boldly go where no thread has gone before, bitchez

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 13:27 | 1581397 Aengrod
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Stagflation bitchez!

Sun, 08/21/2011 - 10:12 | 1583277 snowball777
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Hyperstagpression, biznatchez!

Sun, 08/21/2011 - 19:21 | 1584315 Use of Weapons
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Sun, 08/21/2011 - 19:32 | 1584325 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 | 1608996 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 | 1579805 Raphio
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69 BITCHEZS

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 01:18 | 1580335 Never_Put_Down
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Oil still spilling into the Gulf Bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:23 | 1579793 ShankyS
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Konichiwa Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:53 | 1579204 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 | 1579651 A Lunatic
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Easy, Bitchez. (not to be confused with easy bitches)

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:38 | 1580884 Mister Ponzi
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European disintegration bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 13:51 | 1581485 escargot
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David Icke, bitchez!

Sun, 08/21/2011 - 10:12 | 1583278 snowball777
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Lizardz, bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:07 | 1579016 Rahm
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Bacon Bitches!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:38 | 1579163 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Nobody for President, bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:15 | 1580827 DaveyJones
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the only candidate who doesn't make me bitch bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:19 | 1579300 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 | 1579580 Hulk
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Forest fed Hogs and pastured everything else Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:16 | 1579288 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 | 1579703 toady
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Pork pie hat.... HA!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:18 | 1580611 Uncle Remus
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Respeck. Ramadan Mubarak.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:04 | 1578993 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 | 1579042 FEDbuster
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Superpails of storage food, bitchez! 

7.62x39, bitchez! 

TZA, bitchez!

TGIF, bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:44 | 1579844 Stoploss
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RTSA, TZA, SPXU. The bear cavalry has arrived bitchezz!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:06 | 1579008 XitSam
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TEOTWAWKI bitches!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:17 | 1579661 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 | 1580271 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 | 1579097 eisley79
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zehctiB Bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:40 | 1578876 camoes
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. TREASURY SECRETARY BITCHEZ

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:41 | 1578881 Cammy Le Flage
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Bahamas bitchez.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:23 | 1579311 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 | 1579322 Cammy Le Flage
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BOL! 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:01 | 1579411 Cash_is_Trash
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BITCHEZ ^ 3

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:04 | 1579620 bernorange
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poop

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:25 | 1580620 Uncle Remus
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LOL (response, not a correction)

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:54 | 1579388 SilverRhino
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Where's the goddamned LIKE button for Bitchs Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:54 | 1579389 SilverRhino
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Where's the goddamned LIKE button for Bitchs Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:54 | 1579390 SilverRhino
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Where's the goddamned LIKE button for Bitchs Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:31 | 1579514 Yen Cross
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  Hope you got some  S/D.   Yen.. Have a good weekend!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:28 | 1580147 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 | 1578871 disfiguredskating
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BACON BITCHES.....

http://youtu.be/JFDk4CGFXvw

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:43 | 1579185 rodocostarica
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Costa Rica rocks bitchez. Get your asses down here

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:57 | 1579234 caerus
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agreed...surfing's da sheet!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:01 | 1579611 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 | 1579617 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 | 1580575 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 | 1581049 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 | 1579342 DonnieD
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I keep waiting for the Soverign Man post from the Blue Marlin. Bitchez.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:45 | 1579368 disabledvet
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Swiss chard with latinum dressing bitchez.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:55 | 1579584 Hulk
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Compost Bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:19 | 1579665 tip e. canoe
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humanure bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:38 | 1579700 MsCreant
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Awesome bitchez, everywhere I look.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:23 | 1579794 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 | 1579976 Hulk
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A convert Bitchez!!!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:19 | 1580837 DaveyJones
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canine compost bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 19:20 | 1579466 caerus
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el avion...booze and american scandal...

el avion

edit: ask for jorge

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:32 | 1580159 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 | 1580242 caerus
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muy bien...

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:27 | 1580622 Uncle Remus
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+ super bahts

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:21 | 1579091 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 | 1579239 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 | 1579255 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 | 1579317 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 | 1579666 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 | 1580626 Uncle Remus
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3 out of 5

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:32 | 1579141 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 | 1579206 Sudden Debt
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No girlfriend or wife that sucks he?.... that sucks...

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:07 | 1580073 Mec-sick-o
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suckers!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:33 | 1580631 Uncle Remus
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When you want it done right, you hire a pro.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 11:15 | 1580989 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 | 1578862 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 | 1579161 CPL
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US only bitchez...live stream that shit and allow anonymous

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:14 | 1579655 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 | 1579731 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 | 1608897 PeterB
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Shards! Crazies f'ken

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:48 | 1579376 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 | 1579561 LstrzMnyn
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Awesome.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:08 | 1579636 Sophist Economicus
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Awesome indeed!  And, uhm, the story wasn't bad either

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 21:53 | 1579873 Cheesy Bastard
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True, but she just agreed to marry Jesse James.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 20:46 | 1579718 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 | 1579736 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 | 1580051 SMG
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That was really good. Thanks!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 23:11 | 1580089 Mec-sick-o
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Big Bro is watching you.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 03:54 | 1580466 Clown Short
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Bravo!  Now where's my upticks?

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:26 | 1580855 DaveyJones
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"for everyone but government officials"  :]

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 03:35 | 1580453 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 | 1580843 RSloane
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Its gonna be a huge one!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:39 | 1578860 camoes
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RHODIUM BITCHEZ? SAY WHAT????

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:40 | 1578870 hognutz
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BEER BITCHEZ!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:44 | 1578906 SolidSnake961
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PROJECT MAYHEM BITCHEZ!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:53 | 1578942 Arkadaba
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OPEN THREADS BITCHEZ!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:57 | 1578967 Cassandra Syndrome
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DEATH CROSSED HINDENBURG OMEN BITCHEZ!!!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:39 | 1579167 chunga
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Sniff my shorts bitchez!

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 00:15 | 1580249 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Buy some puts on SLM, bitchez!

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:26 | 1579320 Arkadaba
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+ like - John Prine is awesome

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:35 | 1579345 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 | 1580258 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 | 1580713 chunga
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Brother can you spare a link?

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:27 | 1580858 DaveyJones
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good stuff

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 01:38 | 1580358 Debt is Slavery
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Tactical Pitchforks Bitchez!!!   http://i.imgur.com/vhSC9.jpg

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:38 | 1580636 Uncle Remus
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Now that's funny.

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 10:29 | 1580859 DaveyJones
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then anti-party logo

Sat, 08/20/2011 - 07:08 | 1580604 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 | 1580640 Uncle Remus
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Go ahead, make my day.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:38 | 1578848 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 | 1578913 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 | 1580195 russki standart
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Gold Stocks, Bitchez

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 16:31 | 1578799 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 | 1578842 Random_Robert
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Boy, that's a real bummer...

 

 

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 17:16 | 1579064 andybev01
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Explains your avatar.

Fri, 08/19/2011 - 18:46 | 1579373 Arkadaba
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+lol

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