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The Benz Burners Arrive: Protests Come To Germany As Arsonists Burn Down "Fat Cat" Cars

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Following the recent riots in the UK, it seemed there was only one safe bastion from the marauding bands of indignants, labor unions, and  general hooligans: Germany. That is, alas, no more. During the past two days, German protests against globalization, read Germany's undertaking to trade export strength for a joint European currency and a bailed out Club Ded periphery, have begun manifesting themselves albeit with a twist. As Bloomberg reports, in the past two days, arsonists have set fire to 26 cars in Berlin, mainly Mercedes, BMW, and Audis, which brings the total number of torched cars to 138, more than double all of 2010. "The arsonists want to hit what they say are ‘Fat Cats,’” Berlin police spokesman Michael Gassen said. A special unit is investigating the fires as political crimes after the police received letters claiming responsibility that derided globalization, gentrification and rising rents, he said." It appears that while the Arab Spring was started by the self-immolation of a fruit seller protesting more or less the same things, that level of self-sacrifice is strangely missing in Europe's (and maybe the world's) most prosperous, and entitled, nation. As such we doubt much if anything will come out of this, suffice to way that Joe LaVorgna will promptly raise his German GDP due to replacement costs associated with rebuilding the burnt down "fat cat" cars. Also, if this is the apex of protesting, we doubt that Italy and the rest of the insolvent PIIGS has much to worry about Germany pulling away the subsidized methadone IV drip.

From Bloomberg:

The fires come amid worsening economic data and political discontent in the country. German growth, last year the motor of Europe’s recovery, almost ground to a halt in the second quarter. Gross domestic product, adjusted for seasonal effects, rose 0.1 percent from the first quarter, the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden said yesterday.

 

While the attacks are spread out over the year, police usually see a spike during the summer months. In some cases, arsonists have placed barbeque charcoal lighters on tires and ignited them, Thomas Neuendorf, a Berlin police spokesman, said today. Arsonists have in the past also lit a car’s hood on fire after hosing it with accelerant. No arrests have been made in the most recent string of attacks.

 

The fires come amid worsening economic data and political discontent in the country. German growth, last year the motor of Europe’s recovery, almost ground to a halt in the second quarter. Gross domestic product, adjusted for seasonal effects, rose 0.1 percent from the first quarter, the Federal Statistics Office in Wiesbaden said yesterday.

In Germany, it's hip to have flare:

 

“In Britain you have the phenomenon that people are predisposed to jumping on the bandwagon,” Becker said. “They see that something is up and want to be part of it, to add some fuel to the fire, as it were. With these cars in Berlin, they are in contrast consciously trying to send a message.”

 

“It is not necessarily the financial crisis which is the main motivation for these attacks,” said Carsten Koschmieder, a political scientist at the Free University in Berlin. “The perpetrators see themselves as being from the left, and protest against capitalism, globalization and gentrification.”

Just wait until the perpetrators realize that they benefits have gone poof following a few years of an ongoing Germany-funded European rescue...

Also, even in Berlin, it is all about location, location, location:

The attacks in the past happened mainly in eastern Berlin districts where more affluent tenants had pushed out squatters who arrived there after reunification in 1990. It’s a “new trend” that arsonists have now moved west, targeting areas such as Westend and its upscale neighbor Charlottenburg, said Michael Maass, a Berlin police spokesman.

 

Pensioner Wolfgang Lambrecht inspected a burned-out silver Mercedes yesterday afternoon that was parked next to a tree, its trunk blackened by the fire. Lambrecht, who has lived in a nearby apartment for 16 years, woke up in the middle of the night when the smell of burning tires crept through his open bedroom window.

 

“In the morning, when I saw all the damage, I was so upset that I told my wife, ‘Let’s pack our bags and get out of here,’” he said. “But that would be giving in to the radicals, wouldn’t it?’

At least they don't call those Germans who protest against the generosity of globalization (with other people's money of course), terrorists.

Yet.

Update: it appears the situation is a little more serious than we thought. Courtesy of @Jacobmbr, here is a map of all the recent car infernos (via Brennende Autos)

 


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Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:49 | Link to Comment Paul Bogdanich
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"As such we doubt much if anything will come out of this,"  In this you err.  Germans have political and moral convictions and are brave.  They also hate disorder so I wouldn't look for mass riots just yet but they will fix the situation.   

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:02 | Link to Comment Koffieshop
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This is way better then plundering shops at least.

They are scaring the 'right people' with expensive car burnings instead of bankrupting random store owners.

 

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:08 | Link to Comment legal eagle
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Please, not scary.  Burn my car, that is what insurance is for.  Great, get newer model....

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:51 | Link to Comment LowProfile
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Yeah, sure. 

...Except when you can't get insurance the second time around.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 06:25 | Link to Comment TweedleDeeDooDah
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Um, yeah, insurance... biggest money losing business on the face of the earth...

A new car "loses 50% of it's value as soon as you drive it off the lot," or so they say... If they have a buy 2, get 1 free special, maybe it's not so bad.

But premiums go up, and maybe they decide on "a replacement of equal or superior value" and they move you up a grade to a car that always smells like kebabs, except for driving on the autobahn, when it starts to smell like the previous owner had a bunsen burner filled with astroglide for a car "freshener."

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:10 | Link to Comment spiral_eyes
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Germans aren't stupid fucking brain dead idiots like a significant minority of the Brits. They still have some political awareness. They won't stand for this shit:

http://azizonomics.com/2011/08/16/sarkozy-and-merkel-call-for-euro-governance/ 

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:47 | Link to Comment Libertarians fo...
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I remember a commentator at ZH who said "only blacks riot and loot."  I suppose the recent rioting in Germany, looting/rioting in Britain, and looting/rioting in Vancouver - all of which was done by uncivilized whites - call that into question.

And NO, I'm not trying to make anyone feel guilty.  I'm just trying to dispell the BULLSHIT. 

 

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:48 | Link to Comment Arthur Two Shed...
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Gotta link to that?

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:51 | Link to Comment zen0
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Just a point of contention about Vancouver. The rioters were multicultural. Vancouver has not been all white for decades. In fact, it is known colloquially as Hong Couver, all though you didn't see many chinese rioting.

 

Quit being a racist, dude.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 10:30 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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gotta quote Mr. Celente
When people lost everything and have nothing left to loose, they loose it!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 12:54 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Freedom's just another word for nothing left to loose.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:28 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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And NO, I'm not trying to make anyone feel guilty

 

I love it!   You feel guilty and try to project that on others!   HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:33 | Link to Comment Central Bankster
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I think the point they are trying to make is that there is a disproportionate number of minorities involved in crime relative to their proportion of the population.  We all know its true, but the better question is, why?

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:23 | Link to Comment Idiot Savant
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Because minorities are disproportionately affected by poverty relative to poverty levels among non-minorities.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 00:05 | Link to Comment Central Bankster
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har har.  Any serious responses?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 06:43 | Link to Comment writingsonthewall
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Typical central banker - blaming anyone or anything rather than yourself.

They say the rioters don't know about responsibility but it's members of society like you that have a problem with society.

I'm not confused that you're a central banker, but I bet you trade shares and are pleased with you returns. You make money from doing nothing and people around the world begin to riot because hay have nothing.....it doesn't take a genius to work it out......but that explains why you are forced to revert to 'simple' answers, like race - your brain isn't big enough to see the cause and effect here.

Shame, because in the end you'll be confused when your money / gold can't prevent your house being burnt down by the people where you unearned wealth came from.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 03:20 | Link to Comment pendragon
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you need to check your facts. the rioters in britain were mainly black. the "trigger" was the shooting by the police of a black gangsta

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 06:47 | Link to Comment writingsonthewall
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The riots in tottenham were mostly black, because mostly black people live there, in Enfield they were mostly white, because mostly white people live there. I think you need to get your facts straight.

P.s. To all the racists and race deniers out there, it's been kept under wraps but it looks like the men who ran down 3 Asian youths in Birmingham were white. Funny that the press forgot to mention this when they were arrested, only because they deliberately mentioned race when any arrestee was black.

You are proper mind fucked idiots, the media feeds you any old shit and you suck it up like clowns because it's a nice simple concept that you can understand.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 12:31 | Link to Comment ArgentDawn
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I agree. Inner city people riot. That just happens to be where all the minorities live.  I'm sure the nice Hispanic ranchers out in the country are not going to burn down main st. Oh and racism is real and every human engages in it. Learn to cope.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 01:37 | Link to Comment Dick Fitz
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Looks like the German Tea Party, aka "Wutburger" (angry citizen) movement is crystallizing.

Or should I say igniting?

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:11 | Link to Comment Race Car Driver
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I see VW Golf and Jetta's, Fords... even a Smart car. These car owners are the 'right people'?

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:52 | Link to Comment LowProfile
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From the link:

 

  • Mercedes (130)
  • VW (91)
  • BMW (60)
  • Opel (43)
  • Audi (43)

Asshole.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 00:06 | Link to Comment IronShield
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Guess they've never been to Louisiana?  I imagine since 2007 at least the same number.  lol

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 02:50 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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A little paint and Bondo™ -- they'll be good as new!

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:38 | Link to Comment He_Who Carried ...
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There pretty soon will be increased neighbourhood watches and the like.
Its over ten years now that a radicalised lefty youth and Germany-haters with migrational background do these things in Hamburg and Berlin.
Soon, these retarded ideologists will be publicly flogged and hung by their nostrils. Politicians will then wake up as well! Can't wait!

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:54 | Link to Comment GeorgeHayduke
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Ah yes, those Germans must stop this protesting and restore ORDER. You know, the same old order in which 92% of the folks get shafted every day by the upper 8%.

You watch, if that shit comes to the US they will bust some heads of anyone they can catch, even if they didn't do it, and put their mugs on mainstream media to show you that they caught those criminals. Meanwhile, the banksters who stole billions and trillions walk around free every day.

That's how law & order works in a good fascist country.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:28 | Link to Comment Idiot Savant
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The problem is that the violence is being perpetrated against the wrong individuals. In this day and age, it's not hard to find out where certain bankers/politicians live. I'm not advocating violence, but if you're going to take that route, at least act out against those that are responsible.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:27 | Link to Comment theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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I think Sir Fred Goodwin (former RBS chairman) did get a brick through his window in edinburgh. That's the only instance I can think of of people going after the perpitrators. Although, I think a couple of greek politicians have been attacked.

I hope the germans have saved some of that gas for the bankers and politicains! Completely agree; its crazy going after normal people like this. However, it looks likely to maifest as a clash of the generations. A merc is so out of reach for anyone under 25 and will remain so that it marks the owner out as someone who's played the bankers game and deserves punishment.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 05:01 | Link to Comment OliverTwist
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Completely agree with you. The big problem is that most of the time you won't find very intelligent people among these violent groups. These are instinctive low level violent reactions to a negative environment, which at the end put in danger the whole process of change. The "system" is just very happy to see that kind of action because they finally have the legitimation to use the full power of the law AGAINST the people. They will say that it is in your own interest and safety and then one day you will wake up in a police state where your freedom is limited to a minimum.

Sadly, most of the population is already asking for MORE police and control and is willing to exchange freedom for safety.

This is very simple psychology of FEAR! If you really want to control somebody or a whole group of people how you do it? It is so easy! You just scare them! Then they will ASK you for protection! And PROTECTION = CONTROL! And you will end up being the hero!

Thanks God, nowadays people are waking up and understanding more about this "game". I hope it is not too late because if the whole thing gets out of control and gets really violent there will be no winners.

By the way Idiot Savant: I love the movie Rain Man!

Oliver

 

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 06:58 | Link to Comment Bitch Tits
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"Sadly, most of the population is already asking for MORE police and control and is willing to exchange freedom for safety."

 

It is really quite freeing to understand that you will never - never, ever, ever - be safe.

No one can save you, no one can protect you from anything and that's a fact. Shit happens, it's that simple. If your number is up or you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time - well, it sucks to be you.

Anyone who believes that the police or your government can keep you safe - that other people can keep you safe, can keep bad things from happening to you or to anyone else - is a natural born idiot.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 06:59 | Link to Comment writingsonthewall
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You underestimate your fellow man.

On the face of it the uk riots don't look clever, but what they have done is created a split in public opinion by committing crimes of a mediocre nature, mostly theft, criminal damage, which has cause the inexperienced government to overreact. 2 men got 4 years in prison for incitement to riot on facebook, for a riot that never took place.

They are also threatening to evict whole families where someone has been involved. This is politically motivated sentencing and will result in massive discourse with the general public and the criminal justice system.

It's just like when you see protestors getting beaten by police at protests, it turns the public against the brutality of the police.

The problem is if the rioters hadn't taken such shocking actions, leaving out the murders as these were simply criminal and unjustifiable, then the government would not have been recalled from holiday.

How many times have the American people been able to bring back bush or Obama from holiday? Even when the tt's were attacked, bush still finished listening those kids. They don't give a shit about the american people it's so obvious.

However in the uk the rioters have clearly shown a mass hypocrisy in government as hacking dead childrens phones and stealing public money through expenses goes lightly punished.

The banks looted the economy so the kids loted the shops - now that's a dilemma, how can you punish one and not the other?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:33 | Link to Comment rwe2late
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"The "system" is just very happy to see that kind of action because they finally have the legitimation to use the full power of the law AGAINST the people." - OliverTwist

Please, don't give TPTB any ideas.

Or next will be false flag attacks and undercover agent provocateurs ...

oh ... never mind.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 05:41 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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They also hate disorder

If Germans hate disorder, how do you explain that the word war which etymologically is linked to bringing confusion, disorder has spread that way in so many european languages?

Europe was under roman domination and in latin, bbellum is the word. Yet, in the latin languages, just like in English, the word to designate war has germanic origin. Can this tell something other Germans hate disorder?

US cheap propaganda. If someone could find a way to monetize every bit of US propaganda, even though US citizens produce so much of it, it wont solve their debt problem because US propaganda is so cheap.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:50 | Link to Comment baby_BLYTHE
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I still believe when riots come to the US, we will see the most amount of bloodshed. The Greece police will seem like the Lollipop Guild compared to our military hardened from mutliple tours over the course of a decade in the Middle-East.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:58 | Link to Comment meatball
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Let the revolution begin :)

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:21 | Link to Comment rocker
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+100000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:59 | Link to Comment centerline
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They would have to be brought home at just the right time.  No sooner.  Otherwise there might be too much risk of them siding with the public.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:24 | Link to Comment Ricky Bobby
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The Jack booted Swat teams are trained and ready to coordinate with TSA. Of course the gang bangers have there AK's. The rednecks have some serious firepower as well. UK riots are quaint compared to how it will go down here. Detroit 67 - 43 dead, Watts 64 - 34 dead, LA 93 - 53 dead. Records are made to be broken.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:42 | Link to Comment IronShield
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Be too heavy handed and the results could be quite the opposite.  Given the digital recording age and all.  'They' have family too...

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:57 | Link to Comment rocker
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@baby_BLYTHE.......   Think Again......   Troops coming home are committing suicide at a higher percentage rate than of any other war. 

                                      Think.  Why do they do it?  Mel Gibson says he doesn't believe in Post Tramatic Stress Disorder.  Hmmmm

                                      Think.  Are we asking our troops to engage in something they see as wrong and feel guilt or just plain wrong.

                                      Think.  Collateral damage is something that happens in war. Is their too much of it over there ???

                                      Think.  Except for "Texas Gun Slinger, 'Kill the FED types"  like Perry who approves of this thought.  Might.......

.......................................those troops just side with the right side of the fight against the Plutocracy that IS hurting their own. Including Family.

                                      And take side with their own families and friends who blame the Banksters and Wallstreet that just might be foreclosing

                                      on  their house too.   Because you know.....Banks are foreclosing on troops houses too.

                                      Think about it.   

                                      My thought, I remember Carl Quintanilla asking Joe Kernen on the Riots in Greece and Lybia  and if it could happen here with concern.

                                      So if it gets to that point, I believe our troops will not kill their own, just like the police stopped in Lybia.

                                      While the government doesn't get it.  I believe the people of America do. Including our military.  

                                      Hence, I don't think the military will kill their own blood for what is really wrong and against theri own family too.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:01 | Link to Comment baby_BLYTHE
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but this isn't a new phenomenon, our veterans have had a plethora of mental health issues ever since the US got involved in the second World War. Today is no different. I actually work as a secretary in the health offices associated with the VA here on campus and have interacted with several hundred venterans from every war since WWII. Believe me, I do feel for our veterans.

All I suggest is that we differentiate from countries like Greece, which have mandatory military service. Current veterans come back knowing only one thing, their pension and government benefits depend on and are the result of their service in military adventurism that serve and pretect only the big oil and other multi-nationals. It was different circumstances during the early 20th century, even if US involvement was totally unnecessary in WWII.

They will obey orders. Our Constitution and rule of law have been so totally watered down ever since they took out Kennedy. This is the main source of my frustration. President after president gives lip service to the betterment of American society yet continue to only serve and protect the interests that help him come to power.

I do realize a good amount of our military and police personal are good patriotic citizens. My only concern is when the SHTF, the majority consensus will turn against us patriotic Americans and shift to those barking orders seeking to preserve the status quo even if it is inherently unamerican and against all the traditions this nation has ever known.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment Mr. Mandelbrot
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I feel ya!  However, when it comes down to it, we all know that some will tow the line and some won't.  It's the proportion of those that do and those that don't that'll determine how much blood will be shed and how it'll all play out (and something will be playing out sooner rather than later).  Here in the South, it really doesn't matter.  Man or woman, we are for the most part still fiercely independent and a private military in one way or another.  I have met several people lately (including a former CIA agent) who have relocated here from other parts of the country SOLELY because they believe the culture of the South will offer the most protection when the SHTF.  I'll be spending this Saturday shooting up watermelons on private land with an anesthesiologist and corporate attorney.  We'll be ready for whatever . . .

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:51 | Link to Comment rocker
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@baby_BLYTHE   

    !.  So you recognize the Mental Health Issues.  My point is they are worse this time. Most don't believe it. Hmmmmm.

    2.  We too have a mandatory military requirement. It's called the economy.  No jobs here.  Hey, the military hiring. Texans love cheap labor. 

    3.  It seems those "Job Creators" who got their "Tax Cuts"  did not create enough jobs under Bush's Tax Cuts.  

    4.  We should have mandatory service for all.  Then we would have better opinions about the expansion of military being everywhere in the world.

    5. Think about this. Instead of blowing up bridges in other nations. We could repair our own that we can't afford to do now. Be careful where you drive.

      U.S. highways are not safe. They are falling down killing people because we are too poor to fix them.  Did you see that new bridge in Iraq we built.  Eh.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:01 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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"i can make you feel b
ut i can't male you think" -Jethro tull

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 05:49 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Why so many suicides?

Here's a thesis that wont get tested in this PC world.

US citizens live in an oppressive society. They fancy a lot on performing certain actions they know would get jail time if done in the US.

When in a war like Iraq, they are free to do what they fancy about: raping, torturing, looting, shooting people like lame ducks... It is like a fun park for them. They love this and this is their definition of freedom.

When they are forced to return to the US, suddenly, they can no longer bear the oppressive nature of the US society, they feel homesick of the good old times they spent in Iraq, Afghanistan where they could set up innocent bystanders and blow them up into pieces, using grenades. It was so damned fun.

They miss the lolz, they miss the rush of killing people. They would like to keep doing that but in the US, it would be jail time (even though when caught in the military, they usually avoid the death penalty sentence and have unusual light penalty times)

They get depressed, life is losing meaning to them, they have known paradise and are forced into hell, they have been deprived of their god given right of having fun killing people.

They suicide.

In this US driven world, one should not expect this thesis to be tested because it is very likely to get validated.

US citizens love to perceive themselves as victims. So...

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:27 | Link to Comment zen0
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You conveniently neglect the fact that some of the "rioters" will be the "militarily hardended from multiple tours over the course of a decades (decades) in the Middle - East"

The others will be good ole' boys or gangbangers with lots of local knowledge.

 

Good old house to house combat, coming to a town near you.

 

Lets quit talking and get it on already.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:58 | Link to Comment Hulk
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More than a few of the gang bangas are fresh out of the ME...

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:01 | Link to Comment GeorgeHayduke
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Unfortunately, I think you're right. We have fine-tuned death and violence to an art form in America.

Hell, they will likely make a big screen, 3-D movie or two of all the violence and citizens getting maimed, mutilated and killed to make a few more bucks off the obedient sheep who will pay to see it.

You can bet that when the riots finally arrive in USA we will show the world what the old slogan  "We're #1" is all about when it comes to debauchery, decadence and violence..,and making a profit from all of it.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 01:42 | Link to Comment Dick Fitz
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True, babyB- I fear the US iteration of these inchoate feelings of marginalization and financial terrorism (already seen in Chicago, DC, LA, etc.) will be far bloodier with deadlier consequences.

Glad I recently left Mad-hatten for the hometown hills of Appalachia...

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 02:25 | Link to Comment Albertarocks
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So you're expecting that it will be the 'military' who would deal with rioters on American streets?  That would only happen under conditions of 'martial law', not something anybody wants to see... ever.  That's the police's job, not the military's.  The US marines have sworn oaths, and tose oaths don't include killing Americans.  But they 'do' include protection America from all threats foreign and 'domestic'.  Those 'domestic' threats are not any future rioters, but the fucking bankers who drove them to riot.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:28 | Link to Comment theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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yeh, if people have brains I wouldn't recommend mass protests/riots in the US. Pick the police off using stealth. Then the cities are yours.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:54 | Link to Comment Spitzer
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Felix Zulov said on Jim Puplava's show that Chancellor Merkel is a communist. Her parents snuck to the communist side of Germany. She grew up there.

If this where Canada, all of these cars would be owned  by people making $20 an hour. Financing bitchez.

Seriously.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:54 | Link to Comment mayhem_korner
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Brandwundenbaby, Brandwunde!

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:00 | Link to Comment Eireann go Brach
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Ahh bejaysus t'would be a crying shame if Mrs "Shrek" Merkel was in one of those cars?

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:58 | Link to Comment Lady Heather...UNCLE
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blythe, I am with you there. The US police have the most ingrained sociopathic 'us and them' mentality. They will show no mercy. It will get VERY bloody in the once land of the free

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:01 | Link to Comment centerline
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Regular police... yes.  I agree.  Too many dont see them themselves as citizens.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:09 | Link to Comment legal eagle
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Elementary dear Watson,

Police become police because they are insecure and want to have power over people, are brutish, and want to use the law to their advantage and cannot pass LSATs for law school entry;

Lawyers are lawyers because they are insecure and want power over people, are snobish, and are smart enough to pass the tests;

Physcologists and physciatrists have lots of unresolved psychological issues and want to find answers

Politicians need constant affirmation because they despise themselves or are dellusionally narcassistic

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:11 | Link to Comment PaperBugsBurn
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garbage society

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 00:50 | Link to Comment Oh regional Indian
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It is PBB, but good people individually. Just that they have been fed the biggest pack of lies since their very incpetion, been taught to look up to leader after leader who was nothign but a shirt, Omama being the pinnacle of such empty, fake leadership, have lived under false notions of manifest destiny, land of the free.... lies upon lies upon lies....

What I found there and this may have been partly due to where I was (Bay Area, specifically MArin County), that there is an equal counter-current of enlightened thinkers, wide-awake folk. But the noise from the other 99.55% drowns them out.

The US as it is today is the result of the most socially conditioned society known to us. okay, maybe Denmark and Singapore and Japan and ..... but it's right up there. no blame really, not to the current crop of residents. Heck, I'm sure many wise one's here would confidently claim that games, violent video games, with teasers like this:

“Tre is an up an' coming member of the 'Outlawz', one of Grand Central City's biggest gangs. Crime Life: Gang Wars is all about you're going to help Tre become top dog, all the while protecting his turf from Grand Central's most notorious big-city crooks.You'll be glad to know that the action is primarily fighting. Each battle feels like a make or break opportunity -you'll make your name, or they'll break your face is basically what we're saying here. Your main aim is to defend your crew from the violence and treachery that permeates society”.

 

are all good, help relesase pent-up tensions etc.... 

Too late to wake this sleepiing giant I'm afraid.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/hey-america/

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 00:10 | Link to Comment rocker
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Excellent Point Dear Watson,

    I remember a military dude retuning from home who took his own bike on the highway letting off a little steam after his tour of duty.

    The cops pulled him over and pulled a gun on him at a exit without showing a badge first. He demonstrated no threat.

    He showed it on UTube and the pitiful cops confiscated his computer. What a joke. They were embarrassed.

    To a local joke cop it is "Command and Control"  They yell alot.

    Can't wait to see them against real fighting machines in the military who do not agree with them.  Sorry Cops. 

     You will Fail to hold control against those who know they are on the right side and you are on the wrong side. 

     We better hope the super rich elite wise up and really help the economy. Afterall, they did profit from the war, didn't they. Eh.     

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:30 | Link to Comment theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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And Zero Hegers??

Well rounded decent intellectually fullfilled individuals?

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:22 | Link to Comment Koffieshop
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And don't forget how many guns there are in civilian hands in the US compared to any EU coutry. 
 
It would go from protest to a warzone, skipping the riot part.
Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:30 | Link to Comment zen0
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The Mexican experience suggests that the police will fold in the face of organized resistance and targeted assassination.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:47 | Link to Comment IronShield
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Boom...  +1

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:31 | Link to Comment theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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Yeeeeehaaaa! like I say; stealth baby!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 08:06 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Lady Heather,

I am a Texan, and if it starts here, we won't need the military or Police........we will be taking care of business.

We would be charged, and go to a Grand Jury, and be automatically NO BILLED.

Go home, and shoot some more, rinse,repeat.We  do not PLAY here.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 20:59 | Link to Comment Arisu
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By the way, yesterday the German government extended the anti-terror laws to last another 4 years. Never mind that their own statistics show that it's used almost exclusively against drugs, but maybe that will change when there's some more resistance against the corruption.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:02 | Link to Comment Reese Bobby
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So that's how a Mercedes Bends.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:06 | Link to Comment redpill
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Whew, at least it wasn't a BMW

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:07 | Link to Comment Fazzie
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How do you say "fat cats" in German? I bet it doesnt just slide off the tounge like in English.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:15 | Link to Comment redpill
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It's a large paragraph with 14 verbs at the end.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:16 | Link to Comment Hamsterfist
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Reichen verdammt Arschlöcher

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:23 | Link to Comment buchesky
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Politiker.  Reichen is nichte boese.  Reichen ohne Arbeit ist boese.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:30 | Link to Comment redpill
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Stop being so pithy.  It's not very Germanic of you.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Germanic Fat Cat:

I regret that I have but one Benz to lose for globalization, gentrification, and rising rents.

Mon, 07/16/2012 - 23:05 | Link to Comment rajonmestra
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same same.

Tue, 07/17/2012 - 04:45 | Link to Comment tomysmith97
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i have read a little about tips on how to get good benz repair but these pictures are beyond repair. i can't believe that people do such things because of globalization, gentrification and rising rents. tho they are for a good cause, it's still wrong to do this. they have proven nothing because of this.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:44 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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schweine

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:07 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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Some things are universally understood even without words

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:44 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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Merkels pussy

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:40 | Link to Comment magpie
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Der die das Bonze. Old tradition from the 3rd Reich and GDR times.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:21 | Link to Comment Paul Bogdanich
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"Also, if this is the apex of protesting, we doubt that Italy and the rest of the insolvent PIIGS has much to worry about "  Again you err.  This is a very, subtle yet effective attack.  Think of the cost to the insurance companies.  You ought to read more history before you make ill considered commentary.  In November 1938 Heydrich organized Kristallnaght where they attacked all the Jewish businesses and property.  In the weeks after the attacks the insurance representatives had a little sit down with Goering telling him that the level of damage was so widespread that they couldn't pay the claims.  At said meeting in front of the insurance representatives Goering disciplined Heydrich for letting the SA and SD men do too much damage.  A few days later Goering proposed a solution (Goering was big on solutions).  The Jewish victims of the attacks had their property confiscated to pay 50% of the insurance claims.  If they did something similar today (retroctively reduced the coverage on political attacks) this time the people who would feel it in the pocket book would be the "fat cats."  I guarantee that would get their attention for two reasons.  (1) they would loose money on the Mercedes that was torched and (2) they would have to start driving a Volkswagon because the new Mercedes would be impossible to insure against arson.  Maybe then they would start paying some attention to these "lower class" grievances.  Which is also an ill-considered strategy I might add as all the people have to do en-mass is turn out all incumbents at every opportunity like we should do here.  That would solve the problem as well only non-violently. I mean really.  Everyone knows politicians are bought and paid for right?  So that means they are an asset on someone's balance sheet.  Should the politician lose an election the politician's owner would suffer the loss of his or her entire investment.  The system only works if the assets keep getting re-elected you know.  So if we would just turn out these elected officials that would change things in a hurry.  Also it would add risk into new campaign financing and increase their costs of maintaining a bought and paid for congress.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:32 | Link to Comment redpill
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Surely they won't touch vintage M cars though?  Is nothing sacred?

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:13 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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 and rising rents

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4o-TeMHys0

The Rent Is Too Damn High Party's Jimmy McMillan at the NY Governor Debate

[Jimmy McMillan]
I represent the The Rent Is Too Damn High Party! People are working 8 hours a day, and 40 hours a week, and some a third job. Women can’t afford to take care of their children, feed their children, breakfast, lunch and dinner. My main job is to provide a roof over you head, food on the table and money in your pocket. Source: LYBIO.net This is politics as usual, playing a silly game, its not going to happen, The Rent Is Too Damn High Movement. The people I’m hear to represent can’t afford to pay Rent. They’re being laid off right now, as I speak. They can’t eat breakfast, lunch or dinner. Listen! Someones child, children’s stomach just growls, id you hear it, gotta listen like me.

 

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:16 | Link to Comment poor fella
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Expanded market for CarMax? An influx of sleeper Gremlins, Pintos, and Focuses (Focii?) with M3 M5 engines bumping Kraftwerk down the Autobahn!!

Trans Europe Expresssssss........

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:16 | Link to Comment firstdivision
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This is defo bullish for VW stock.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:17 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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I like the lack of randomness to it. And the fact that it doesn't (at least so far) involve looting. It's seems like it's cleverly targeted at an income specific demographic.

Two thumbs up!

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:19 | Link to Comment Hamsterfist
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Das Auto!

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:25 | Link to Comment buchesky
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Fahrfegnugen.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:20 | Link to Comment max2205
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Does a Lexus burn like that

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:52 | Link to Comment IronShield
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Scheisse; I hope not...

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:22 | Link to Comment chump666
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Ah Germany, 2nd to the UK, third to France in the riot chart...they know how to party.  Merkel is finished Germany a c-hair away from a recession, DAX is the writing on the wall.  HFT's catch this whiff, HUGE gaps down to oblivion...till Bernanke prints.  Markets are in implode mode.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:53 | Link to Comment IronShield
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Shirley you jest...

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:35 | Link to Comment theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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France has traditianally been easily the number 1 in europe for riots...I'm really surprised they appear to be last to the party here; also proud to be from London as here the place gets looted, burned, and foreiners are now too scared to come here - a year ahead of the precious olympics!

There's something to make you proud!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 13:03 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Except in France, burning cars isn't considered rioting, but a nightly form of street lighting.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:22 | Link to Comment myne
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All they need now is a charismatic and hard nosed leader to rail against the oppression of the middle classes by the rest of Europe and the percieved jewish merchents and bankers.

I think I've seen this episode. Though last time it was in black and white.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:39 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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now it will be in 3D with social media commenting sections like we are watching it all from Mars

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:28 | Link to Comment buchesky
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Round up the usual suspects...

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:32 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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Fat Cats? I have a BMW and I have never earned more than 40k a year.

It's a German Chevy.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:34 | Link to Comment DeathCabfoKulaks
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First they came for the Benz owners and I did nothing

Then they came for the Opel owners and I did nothing...

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:54 | Link to Comment Koffieshop
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Then they came for the donkey cart drivers...

Slippery slope indeed.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:19 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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+47

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:53 | Link to Comment zen0
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All those cars are for middle management. The criminals do not drive their own cars. Go for the limos.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:56 | Link to Comment Smiley
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Round up the perpetrators and sentence them to get shit on by those nasty German scat porn actors.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 21:58 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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Vancouver rioters were mostly white. Mostly Canuck hockey fans too.

They also sought out and torched BMWs including a nice new M5 parked on the street. I watched that live. 

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:54 | Link to Comment IronShield
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An M5!?  Off with their @!@#$$ heads!

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:00 | Link to Comment Doctor sahab
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Thank God Porsches seem to have been spared. Getaway cars?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 02:59 | Link to Comment lunar
Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:02 | Link to Comment lolmaster
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TD bro, every taxi, truck, all cars really, in Germany are Benz. They aren't luxury there

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:42 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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exactly..  luxury in Germany is Budwiser and Mopar

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:15 | Link to Comment robertocarlos
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The National Guard ain't hard? Four dead in O-hi-o.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:19 | Link to Comment onlooker
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The Arab Spring seemed to be condoned by the Euro/US Governments and some Media. Did anyone think of the young, well educated and unemployed youth of the rest of the World? There is no joy in Mudville or Average Town USA with the prospect of violent protests. If you were in L.A. or Chicago, you know this is death and disaster. The young die young.

 

Mandela, MLK, Gandhi

 

VOTE


 

 

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:49 | Link to Comment James
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In a westend town with dead end walls

the Eastend boys

and westend girls

westend girls..........................

Sometimes you're better off dead

their's a gun in your hand

it's pointed to your head

you think your mind is too unstable

kicking in chairs

and knocking down tables

in a restaurant

in a westend town

call the police

their's a madman around,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3j2NYZ8FKs

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:51 | Link to Comment Id fight Gandhi
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Autocaust.

I'm sure there will be autocaust deniers.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 03:03 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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Gandhi FTW!! :>D

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 22:52 | Link to Comment Tater Salad
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Burn my car and I'll burn you down, however I'm not a pyro.  Therefore, I will use my trusty Glock.

 

 

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:02 | Link to Comment scratch_and_sniff
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These cars look like the fires started in the engines, maybe they are just overheating.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:12 | Link to Comment mfoste1
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this is very simple......if this shit comes to the US, forces will NOT be able to stop mass rioting. you have shit tons of hispanic gangs, black gangs, rednecks, as well as millions of PISSED OFF youths of all races. and guess what? THEY ALL HAVE GUNS!  USA mass riot>US forces. govts should fear their people, not people fearing govts....

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:58 | Link to Comment IronShield
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As long as it properly targeted.  If you're beating an elderly man to death for putting out a fire; I'm not gonna side with you (and will probably snipe you from a substantial distance; your head exploding will dissuade you from such behavior, just sayin...).

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 01:45 | Link to Comment Doyle Hargraves
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Amen, Brother! Burn the court houses down, I am with you, burn the retirement home down and go after the weakest in society, and I'll reach out and touch you!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 09:49 | Link to Comment prole
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Above two comments demonstrate where the vast majority of American gun owners will be aiming.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:16 | Link to Comment trillionaire
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In somewhat unrelated news, I live in the "beautiful" pacific northwest of the US and the battery was stolen out of my car in the last few days.  My car is a ghetto looking Japanese economy car that my dad bought new 20 years ago and I have been taking good care of it for the last 15.  This is quite an economic recovery if people need to steal my battery.  There are crack addicts next door, they usually leave us alone.  I'm sure they took it or know who took it.  I can't lock my car at night or it will get broken into when bums want to get in.  I can't start a war with the crack addicts next door because there is no way I can win.  So now I have to buy a new battery, repair the cable they broke, get hold down equipment if they took that too, and have a welder weld chain to the hold down nuts so I can lock my new battery in.  I guess this is kenzian stimulus at its best.  In the mean time, I have job interviews coming up and I will need this car to get to them.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 00:00 | Link to Comment IronShield
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Uh, time to move?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 01:03 | Link to Comment trillionaire
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That's the thing, I can't afford to.  All this QE is not working its way to me.  :)

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 03:07 | Link to Comment fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Good luck with your interviews!

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:31 | Link to Comment monopoly
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I would be surprised if this eventually does Not occur here, near us.

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:36 | Link to Comment geekgrrl
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I'm guessing there are around 350 burned-out vehicles based on the map, and at an average replacement cost of $30k, that's around $10M in losses. Poof.

Barbeque starter fluid? Is that what they're using? Talk about bang for the buck! Easily > 10,000x ROI.

 

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:58 | Link to Comment Escapeclaws
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Not surprising when you realize that box cutters brought down two hundred story buildings.

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 05:12 | Link to Comment geekgrrl
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You're buying that story?

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 00:29 | Link to Comment MobBarley
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No, He's selling it.

 

Wed, 08/17/2011 - 23:55 | Link to Comment Dave Thomas
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The map has incidents going back to 2007.

 

THE SKY IS FALLING OSHI!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 00:21 | Link to Comment Penniless Pauper
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No Justice no Peace! 

Too bad it has to be handed down to a bunch of nice cars...

Hopefully we will see the cars replaced with Nooses and corrupt politicians.

 

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 01:17 | Link to Comment TK7936
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Car burnings have been a tradition of anti globalists in berlin for almost 20 years now. It is a daily normality and abolsutly nothing special or in anyway connected to British Riots. Plus thanks Zerohedge for displaying a website that clearly states on the front page "This site has not been updated since Oktober 2010" and hyping the acumulated data of 3 years as a current event.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 01:25 | Link to Comment PY-129-20
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There is a lot of anger. But don't make a mistake here - this is the extreme left that does such things. Berlin is full of communist and neomarxists. It's famous for not being too productive, even being paraded by local politicians as a poor, but sexy place.

But I've talked to some leftists here and they're mainly happy with the Eurobond stuff (some even see it as our national duty even if it would destroy our country) - not all of them, given the fact that the extreme leftist party "Die Linke" is opposing them. This is a huge problem for the conservative people here and a problem for Merkel and the CDU which are the conservative party next to the Bavarian CSU.

When Merkozy made their recent announcement - there were literally hundreds and hundreds of angered comments in the online newspapers for every positive comment.

This has nothing to do with the Euro project - like Stuttgart 21 has nothing to do with the Euro project - but it's like a taste of what's coming to town when the SHTF.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 02:21 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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Bearish for the environment.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 02:33 | Link to Comment Ketsa
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"here is a map of all the recent car infernos"

This website is no longer updated since 2010... its absolutely not recent, see below the map :

"wird diese Internetseite seit dem 06.10.2010 nicht mehr aktualisiert."

nicht mehr aktualisiert = no longer updated. since nov 2010...

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 02:41 | Link to Comment jippie
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danke, thanks for pointing that out. The depth of research continues to decline here unfortunately!

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 02:46 | Link to Comment Jo
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'Skoose me dude - no riots in the UK.

Riots in England is what you mean.

 

Ahem.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 03:23 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Even burned those Beemers look like art :)

German cars are so cool!

 

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 03:23 | Link to Comment chump666
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damn 100 point neg on the dax looming, Germany looks like heading towards recession alley.  There goes every European bailout plan.

Keynesian insanity overdrive

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 03:34 | Link to Comment Coldfire
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Next, the Reichstag.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:14 | Link to Comment Gwaihir
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"here is a map of all the recent car infernos"

Quote from http://www.brennende-autos.de/

"In eigener Sache:
Nach 633 dokumentierten Brandanschlägen in dreieinhalb Jahren wird diese Internetseite seit dem 06.10.2010 nicht mehr aktualisiert"

So a site which did not get updated since October 2010 is showing the "recent" events??

 

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:23 | Link to Comment alt-shift-x
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i remember that map ... i think i saw it first in like 2008 or something and TK7936 is right. These car burnings have a tradition in berlin for many years now I just wonder why the media in germany is hyping them now, it was a top issue on the radio this morning. Is it just the german "Sommerloch" or is Merkozy just trying to distract the sheeple?

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:36 | Link to Comment magpie
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That CDU guy stalking 16 year olds on Facebook wasn't distraction enough.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:26 | Link to Comment theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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I think Sir Fred Goodwin (former RBS chairman) did get a brick through his window in edinburgh. That's the only instance I can think of of people going after the perpitrators. Although, I think a couple of greek politicians have been attacked.

I hope the germans have saved some of that gas for the bankers and politicains! Completely agree; its crazy going after normal people like this. However, it looks likely to maifest as a clash of the generations. A merc is so out of reach for anyone under 25 and will remain so that it marks the owner out as someone who's played the bankers game and deserves punishment.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:35 | Link to Comment magpie
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Even a head honcho from the Linke drives a Porsche.

Careful, Comrades.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:56 | Link to Comment Franken_Stein
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That 's our version of "stimulus".

 

Cash for clunkers is so yesterday.

Wir bauen auf und reißen nieder, so haben wir Arbeit immer wieder.

And - you can voice your dissent with the capitalist model, by supporting it.

All cars are insured.

 

A-hahahahaha !

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 04:56 | Link to Comment magpie
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Krugman approved, tovarisch.

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 06:18 | Link to Comment daxtonbrown
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This is all part of a wide spread civil war between those who believe in the welfare state and those who work for a living. The rioters are the proxy army for the statists. This is only a racial war insofar as most minorities have bought into the whole victimology claptrap of the left. Those who believe social welfare is the solution are historically black and historically are prone to riot.

The only problem is that Uncle Cheese is out of money and is in hock up to his eyeballs so no more free lunch is possible. That makes some form of civil war inevitable, it just won't look like CWI. http://www.futurnamics.com/civilwar.php

Thu, 08/18/2011 - 07:11 | Link to Comment Bitch Tits
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BTW, Uncle Cheese is never out of money, he's just picky about who he gives it up to.

The rich get richer.

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