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Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:15 | 1840265 speconomist
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Closest location with similar name is Cares around 200 km East from that point.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:16 | 1840273 wang (not verified)
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what's interesting is that 99.9% of their dwindling number of viewers would think that the above was a spelling mistate

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:34 | 1840388 HoofHearted
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I half expected them to be showing Caen, but they can't even get the right frickin' country.

And there are videos that say FoxNews makes you stupid. When will people realize it's the entire MSM that make you stupid?

Only ZH makes you smart!!!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:49 | 1840526 Ethics Gradient
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Smart? If you'd been following closely you'd have noticed that they've been kicking Cannes down the road for months...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:57 | 1840622 i_fly_me
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+2

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:17 | 1840764 GetZeeGold
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What is CNN?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:31 | 1840884 LongBallsShortBrains
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Cartoon network Its for the kiddies

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:47 | 1840981 Don Birnam
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"..ughter"

Laughter...à propos.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:49 | 1840989 Fish Gone Bad
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This should even make the Spanish unhappy.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:00 | 1841032 toady
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Diversion tactic to send the OG20 protesters to the wrong country?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 12:19 | 1841909 Misean
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Ther Germans should start sweating. That's Normandy. With the Italian campaign floundering, a new front there would be bad...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 12:21 | 1841919 Flakmeister
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I hear ya... the Ostfront is going to hell as well

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:48 | 1840984 Hard1
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They speak galician in Cannes nowadays

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:05 | 1840671 He_Who Carried ...
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How they made it to the beaches on D-Day is beyond me...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:10 | 1840709 Flakmeister
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That was Caen..... not Cannes

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:23 | 1840809 Hulk
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Cans, Cain, Caen, Cannes, its all so confusing...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:40 | 1840940 Vlad Tepid
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Don't forget Cairns down under.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:21 | 1840804 knukles
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Who, CNN?
Remember the fucking Charles Jacko reporting on the Gulf War 1.0?  Blue scree, stoned waiting for the pizza deliveries in NYC?
That's fucking how.
News, my ass.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:21 | 1840805 Alex Kintner
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Show us your Cans. Oh you just did. Never mind.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:53 | 1840580 knukles
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Yes We Cannes

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:18 | 1840287 end da fed
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apparently geography isn't CNN's forte

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:41 | 1840458 RemiG2010
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Apparently not! Cnn apparently sharing the same room with Fox News?!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:42 | 1840480 cossack55
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Neither is truth or news.  I tend to get all of my information from the internet and all of my disinformation from the TV/radio.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:07 | 1840682 CH1
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Right. The very format can shrivel neurons.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:44 | 1840497 Belarusian Bull
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It isn't an american forte for that matter.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:57 | 1840609 mick_richfield
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Hey, Americans are not all geographically challenged, buddy.

I, for example, can tell you immediately that Cannes is the capitol of France, and that Moscow is the capitol of Belarus.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:03 | 1840655 Belarusian Bull
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Im stunned with this overwhelming knowledge of Belarus as a country. You must have  geography Ph.D in USA!  Your 100K+ salary is well earned! :D

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:09 | 1840696 mick_richfield
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Actually, I am not as stunningly brilliant as I appear to be.

For example -- I can easily find BielaRus on a map -- but I can never find ChernoRus! 

I know it must be around there somewhere.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:13 | 1841112 RemiG2010
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You made my day with that reply MR!

Hats off. :)

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:04 | 1840662 monopoly
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LOLOL

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:50 | 1840549 Bartanist
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... for security reasons.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:09 | 1840698 Comay Mierda
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apparently geography isn't CNN's forte

 

neither is news

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:43 | 1840954 bbbilly1326
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"apparently geography isn't CNN's forte"

sadly, neither is news

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:19 | 1840290 paarsons
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Good Citizens of Metropolis!

It's all gonna be OK. Don't panic.

Just gather your pork and beans, and head to the nearest bomb shelter.

The sky ISN'T falling.

It's all cool.

http://fucklloydblankfein.blogspot.com

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:32 | 1840386 Stax Edwards
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Spiral Eyes, you have a new blog!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:30 | 1840370 Mister Ponzi
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Reminds me of a piece by TheOnion where the US State Department discovered that Andorra is not a poor African state but got billions in aid anyway...

http://www.theonion.com/video/nation-of-andorra-not-in-africa-shocked-us-state-d,14211/

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:32 | 1840380 PaperBear
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Ron Paul’s view on foreign aid: Take money from the non-rich people of a rich nation to give to the rich people of a non-rich nation.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:39 | 1840442 FEDbuster
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Of course Dr. Paul does not support that current practice, he is just explaining our current system of foreign aid.  Please give the United States a chance to survive, vote for Ron Paul in 2012.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:57 | 1840615 i-dog
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If you want to survive, you must SECEDE from DC, not fucking vote for it again!!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:35 | 1840912 LongBallsShortBrains
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I am voting for him as many times as I can.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:41 | 1840941 mtomato2
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There is a picture of a scrotum on your post.

 

"Those are balls!.."

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 11:24 | 1841598 Libertarian777
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Ron Paul's postion is NO foreign aid, period.

He said foreign aid currently is taking money from poor people and giving it to rich people, so that's his 'view' (i.e. opinion on foreign aid as it currently exists), but its not his 'position' (no foreign aid).

 

Your comment is ambigious, either by design or by stupidity.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:46 | 1840514 philipat
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I suppose Cannes rhymes with San Sebastian, which is reasonably close to the plotted location. Coversely, perhaps CNN just reflects that a majority of Americans couldn't even locate Texas on map of the US. Good luck.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:14 | 1840731 Stuart
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US education system for you.  Who needs geeografy anyways...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:16 | 1840267 dirtydroog
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So my friends was right when he claimed he was holidaying on Portugal's Mediterranean coast!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:15 | 1840268 aVian
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need more coffee...I dont get it

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:17 | 1840275 Azannoth
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Born in the USA! Baby

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:31 | 1840378 I am more equal...
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The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plains.

 

Public school educated and Jethro Bodine Student of the Month.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:36 | 1840428 I am more equal...
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Looks like the optics on my AR-15. Place the dot on the thing you want to drop.

Since Spain is a member of PIIGS is CNN sending a secret code to the bond vigilantes to lock and load and enter the free fire zone that is Europa.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:40 | 1840451 bernorange
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Ah yes... I remember this vividly:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/europe-according#comment-1829887

Is legal eagle awake this morning?

 

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:05 | 1841072 BigJim
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I'm not sure 'awake' describes his condition at any time of the day.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:17 | 1840279 Manzilla
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Location, location, location

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:18 | 1840284 LuKOsro
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Then my friend you are not an European :). Cannes is in France. 

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:59 | 1840635 i-dog
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He thinks that IS France.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:23 | 1840331 SPADOC4
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Cannes is not on the English Channel. It's on the opposite side of France, near Monaco (close to Italy)

CNN...geographically challenged.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:31 | 1840376 IcarusOnFire
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That's no where near the English Channel.

SPADOC4... geographically challenged

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:00 | 1840640 mick_richfield
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I keep hearing about the English Channel once in a while, but I can never find the damn thing.

What kind of shows do they run?  Old Monty Python and stuff like that?  Man, I love that.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:06 | 1840678 Belarusian Bull
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I lol'ed

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:52 | 1841355 SPADOC4
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My bad.

I typed in CAEN, France.

Was still on my first cup of coffee

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:23 | 1840333 The Man in Room Five
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That dot is in Spain. Cannes, France is not. 

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:04 | 1840658 mick_richfield
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I don't get any of this.

If Strasbourg can be in France, why can't Cannes be in Spain?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:27 | 1840354 aVian
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duh, Cannes is on the mediteranean coast...yup not from europe and apparently dont watch gay film festivles much.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:42 | 1840472 Sabibaby
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Apperentily you don't watch regular porn either -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kD9MyXEJZnw

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:17 | 1840277 AngryGerman
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Where is Greece then? 5 inches right of Shitland?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:18 | 1840280 vegas
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Judy Collins: "Send in the Clowns...."

 

http://vegasxau.blogspot.com

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:17 | 1840281 Praetor
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Well those PIIGS are going to be paying their debt off with land swaps so anything is possible. How much does Spain owe France anyway?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:17 | 1840283 Forgiven
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Brilliant.  Maybe that will give Sarkozy justification to annex Spain.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:18 | 1840285 GeneMarchbanks
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No comment necessary

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:18 | 1840288 Socrate
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Cannes in Spain, bitchez!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:56 | 1840606 knukles
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Dude.  You look like Jon Corzine.  Yo!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:18 | 1840289 ChickenTikka
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Google Maps gets it wrong sometimes guys!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:39 | 1840447 Stax Edwards
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And radical leftist governments sometimes use this as sufficent evidence to try and seize land from neighbors.  

Nicarauguan military moved into Costa Rica to secure the land google maps showed was theirs.  Seriously.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gsZBBN97zCXC3sSElhRkh4_wG5lA?docId=CNG.b7b0e11361e7847889195c6db3707f9e.9f1

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:18 | 1840291 Flakmeister
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What do you expect?

Recently my son was the only kid able to name all the European countries on a map in his honors high school "Cultural Studies" class...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:22 | 1840325 Bicycle Repairman
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It was easier in my day.  There was only one Yugoslavia.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:52 | 1841002 Testudo321
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It is even easier today - no Yugoslavia at all.

Wed, 03/07/2012 - 05:15 | 2231415 l.hauri
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I like this approach. Seems to work just fine and you should develop it.
yacht charter corfu | yacht charter lefkas | yacht charter skiathos | yacht charter kos | yacht charter rhodes

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:23 | 1840332 Terminus C
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good to know they are teaching higher level thinking in the 'honors' class.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:41 | 1840466 huanjo
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Cultural Studies? Shouldn't that be geography?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:57 | 1840616 Flakmeister
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It should be "Social Studies", but that sounded too Socialist so they went with Cultural is my guess. The only observation I can make is that your mark in the course is inversely proportional to the amount of TV you watch...

Hell, my 8-yo daughter called me to tell me that the latest National Geographic arrived and that there was an awesome map of the Rift Valley.... 

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:48 | 1841320 catacl1sm
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Let me know when the Nat Geo edition with floppy titties arrives.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:19 | 1840292 tniutnia
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that's sad

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:19 | 1840293 ralphcore
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haha, Americans!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:08 | 1841036 Raging Debate
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You are not likely to find the lack of cultural harmonization funny. Foreign nations have heavily invested in America. Politically things will have to change to favor carrot over stick but I'll say something: The establishment is demonstrating here they have so totally malinvested their media funds toward sun-god worship and class worship as to render income producing assets far less valuable and supply chains prone to self-suicide by the population. Global schorched earth may be an outcome but it certainly isn't any kind of plan.

As some have noticed, I am making comments encouraging learning the history of your fellow earth travelers to prosper. Management of foreign investment toward growth in America requires expanding past one's own biases. It is a small world but ignoring historic cultural proclivities will now cost you.

I like to see how a culture utilized math such as metric system and geometry to organize in Eastern countries. Then look at the concepts that drove the success of a culture. I find that discussing the successes with foreigners allows them to explain failures as well and how they view plans to address them. Some food for thought. Literally ;)

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:19 | 1840296 sabra1
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what better place than to kick the cannes, no?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:20 | 1840305 PaperBear
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An upside down view, that is rather prescient.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:36 | 1840391 PaperBear
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and France is Spain is plain mad

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:21 | 1840306 John Law Lives
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Maybe the red circle represents where a virus-infected Predator drone will mistakenly attack.  Instead of wiping out the famous film festival, it will snuff out some innocent Galacians...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:21 | 1840312 apberusdisvet
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Obviously CNN Cannnn't

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:22 | 1840315 TideFighter
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My wife is always doing that. "Come up and see us!"

We live south of them. She does have a nice can.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:25 | 1840342 Terminus C
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north is not up...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:22 | 1840320 Jayda1850
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Things are so confusing in europe, they can't even keep their countries straight.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:22 | 1840321 Chuck Norris
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This is how OBAMA! passes for being born in "Hawaii".  On CNN's map, Hawaii is dot in the African continent. 

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:40 | 1840938 LongBallsShortBrains
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Really?! I thought Kenya was one of the Hawaiian islands.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:22 | 1840322 love
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This is the sort of thing which makes the world think Americans are dumb.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:35 | 1840408 LukeWorm
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Exactly.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:46 | 1840973 Vlad Tepid
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When they have this kind of evidence, it's no longer an opinion.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 14:26 | 1842541 ceilidh_trail
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Spik fo yosuf- i aint dombp!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:23 | 1840327 jmcadg
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Is that CNN based Atlanta, Maine?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 12:28 | 1841957 Jena
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Nope, Atlanta, Texas.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:24 | 1840334 Ellesmere
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HA !!

Good thing the ETA has decided to lay down arms.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:24 | 1840336 SofaPapa
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LOL. Pathetic.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:24 | 1840338 bank guy in Brussels
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CNN = Corporate News Network, a gathering of idiots, liars and criminals, doing propaganda for the US oligarchs and the US regime.

Funny that in English they have a separate CNN for Europe, because the version they feed to Americans is even worse, and would be even harder to stomach for people here.

Jacques Chirac had hoped France24 would become a truly independent news network to counter American propaganda, but France24 is not living up to its promise. It is more 'me, too' Western news.

Russia Today and Al Jazeera are doing a much better job of being independent global news, though of course each is subtly indicative of pressures from their own home regions.

But it's significant how dissidents inside America now, can more often relevant helpful video on Russia Today than from their own homegrown 'news'.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:34 | 1840400 Mister Ponzi
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"Russia Today and Al Jazeera are doing a much better job of being independent global news"

Exactly. By far the two best global news channels in the world.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:43 | 1840484 GeneMarchbanks
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"Russia Today and Al Jazeera are doing a much better job of being independent global news"

Both of those are anti-propaganda networks, as in, they deflect Western propaganda and then proceed to further their own interests. The interests of those who fund them at least.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:30 | 1840844 RemiG2010
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You are correct GM. But everyone who has at least one brain cell alive and kicking knows whose money is behind RT, AJ, CCTV, Iran News or any other news agancy but at least I can get there real old journalism with good quality panels like Cross Talk or the Dialogue. 

Guess what's on my third screen right now as I am replying to your entry? RT, Press Tv, CCTV, Bloomberg, Cnbc, C-span, Aljazeera .... but no CNN or BBC nor circus of them all Fox News! I got fed up with all of those broken institutions few years ago. If I want negative (all the dirt there is) news about Russia, Iran or anyone else, I've got it all in my over 500 rrs feed subscriptions on a daily basis! All the "goodies" updated in real time, backed up daily and stored off line!

 

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:45 | 1840968 RemiG2010
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But to be fair toward CNN, they too have some quality programming. On Sunday if I have time, I like watching State of the Union, Situation Room and Fareed Zakaria GPS and that would be all CNN has to offer for people like me!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:42 | 1840457 MsCreant
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Now that's funny. They are such liars, it is so ingrained, that they have to lie about what country they are showing you. Pathological Lying News Service. At least the Onion lies to you to make you laugh, all the while subtle truths are hidden in the text. Here, blantant truths are hidden, for all to see, in the lie, and you cry.

If the weather people said "The Rain is in Spain" I wonder what they would show us?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:25 | 1840341 Moocao
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sigh..... WTF CAN'T PEOPLE EVEN DO BASIC GOOGLE MAPS ON TV?

 

Jesus, to think I was watching CNN mere 3 years ago

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:27 | 1840357 Bahamas
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If CNN says so, Cannes must surely be where they put it. Stop always be contrarian and believe the news!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:28 | 1840362 RacerX
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Maybe they got the leaked EU remapping?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:29 | 1840365 Yellowhoard
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Anyone with any intelligence or integrity left CNN long ago. They must hire from the same pool of high school dropouts as the Huffington Post.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:46 | 1840462 Catch-22
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That's what you get with Affirmative Action and minority employment discrimination programs... don't get the right talent, just get the right kind.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:29 | 1840366 Whoa Dammit
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It's what happens when visuals are offshored to the lowest bidding content provider.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:44 | 1840499 Flakmeister
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Touche....

I bet they would have gotten Bangalore correct...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:30 | 1840368 TheSheepWolf
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So fkin lol. Is this real?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:30 | 1840369 Norsky
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Another product of the modern education system!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:30 | 1840371 papaswamp
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Did the French invade? Or is Spain selling off property?....that should say New Caanes, France. Napoleon has been resurrected! 

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:32 | 1840382 TheSheepWolf
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Actually Napoleon is on that screenshot too...

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:31 | 1840377 blindman
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http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/11/hilarious-video-of-eu...
Hilarious Video of Eurocrats in Action, Ripping Off Taxpayers and Running Into Walls to Avoid the Cameras
.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=mrZRURcb1cM
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:34 | 1840392 xcehn
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The mainstream media is a JOKE in every respect.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:34 | 1840399 Bagbalm
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There are college 'educated' people who could visit there on vacation, never know they were in the wrong place and come home happy with photos and trinkets to share. Is it so surprising they can't read a map when they can't spell or identify the basic elements needed in a story?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:37 | 1840431 BurningFuld
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Perhappens they moved Cannes for the meeting? You guys can't be sure about that. I would check with CNN first!  Kinda like kicked the Cannes.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:40 | 1840452 Bagbalm
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You mean CNN broke security and this is where they are really meeting?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:41 | 1840465 css1971
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Hey, right continent. What you worrying about.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:42 | 1840476 ziggy59
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Pick a country. Any country.. Geography is not taught in school

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:44 | 1840488 Miss Expectations
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Quick, a map of Wall Street with a target on Washington, DC.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:45 | 1840500 Korbin Dallas
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CNN is based in Atlanta, Georgia.  'Nuff said but I'll quote from http://monster-island.org/tinashumor/humor/newmex.html

Olympic volleyball fan and New Mexico resident Wade Miller recently tried to order Olympic tickets by phone, but found out operators for the '96 Games were "geographically impaired," according to the ATLANTA CONSTITUTION. After telling the operator he was from New Mexico, Miller was put on hold. The operator then came back and said she couldn't sell tickets to someone who lives outside the country. Miller spent half an hour trying to convince the agent that New Mexico is a state. She then transferred him to her supervisor who responded, "Sir, New Mexico, old Mexico, it doesn't matter. I understand it's a territory, but you still have to go through your nation's Olympic committee." ACOG officials said the incident was a one-time occurrence.
(Lyle Harris, ATLANTA CONSTITUTION, 2/2)

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:45 | 1840501 imaginalis
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I hope the guy that did this doesn't want to become a surgeon after he gets fired.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:46 | 1840515 BandGap
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No, all of you are the idiots.  Ever hear of plate tectonics? Well?  Big shift we're seeing here, whole regions moved. Atlas shrugged.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:09 | 1841090 Carmagnole
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xcept that Atlas aren't even the same mountains

jus' sayin

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:25 | 1841191 Raging Debate
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Bandgap, you wish to discuss Polar Wander? Seems every 26,000 years we go through this. The peak of volcanic activity is almost here. Not to sound obtuse but the global death toll is a few million, nothing technology can't prevent to minimze casualties in the future. We're all going to be here in 2013. It is the man-made weather one must be prepared for.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:48 | 1840527 Bartanist
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I guess CNN does not use the internet to check any facts ... and hires the idiot kids of people the MSM has made popular.

... I feel sorry for the kids.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 08:59 | 1840632 Iam_Silverman
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Oh, it doesn't matter if we could get our illustrious President to speak on the issue!

Yes we Cannes!  Real hope and (geographical) change you can believe in!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:03 | 1840657 mccoyspace
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You just cannot make this shit up.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:06 | 1840680 azzhatter
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Since we lost that Amanpour chick we can't find anything

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:21 | 1840806 Sudden Debt
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THIS IS WHY I LOVE AMERICANS TO MUCH!!!

You rule the world, but you get lost into it :)

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 11:33 | 1841656 mick_richfield
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We love you too, Little Green European Person.

Remember the Borg?

What people don't know is that there are two types of Borg.  The ones on Star Trek were always the Soviet-style Borg.  They say things like:

"We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."

But the American-style Borg are so much more fun!  They really do love you.  They say things like:

"Dude, your culture is so cool!  Have a candy bar!  Hey you want a loan?  You can't get these iHeadset things without a loan.  But it's cool, we'll give you zero percent!"

We love you all to death.

 

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 15:30 | 1842784 MsCreant
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Amen. Kill their culture with "kindness."

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:35 | 1840916 Trudy Rendel
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You can't spell 'CaNNes' without 'CNN'.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:43 | 1840955 stiler
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apparently when your world is all about politics, learning is not that important. Like in the gov't schools.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:44 | 1840965 SoNH80
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CNN-- the Cracker News Network.  90% of what they show are missing persons cases, dogs run over on the 75/85 in Atlanta, and random snippets of 3rd World misery, interspersed with Wolf Blitzer's fear mongering.  Slightly demented 60-somethings seem to like CNN a great deal.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 09:55 | 1841015 Rip van Wrinkle
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Now if Fox had done that..........

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:28 | 1841209 Flakmeister
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They have a number of times.... the reaction here at the Hedge is not quite as upbeat...

Fox News is a bunch of fucking lieing douchebags and CNN is mind numbingly irrelevant....

For objective news, re-runs on TV-Land are a better bet. 

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:22 | 1841177 sullymandias
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Cannes, France. That's where Atilla the Hun came from, right?

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:36 | 1841259 sbenard
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And like the rest of the day's events, a Hollywood script writer couldn't have dreamt this stuff up!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 10:46 | 1841302 mendolover
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Oh we are SOoo screwed!

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 11:24 | 1841596 haskelslocal
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Spain IS the new France.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 11:26 | 1841613 besnook
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if no one knows where it is does it really matter where they say it is.  if no one knows it is not true does it matter if they say it is true.

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 11:26 | 1841614 KandiRaverHipster
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this is why i get all my news from RT or keith olbermann on Current

Thu, 11/03/2011 - 11:29 | 1841633 Fix It Again Timmy
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CNN works this way - get a wire story, hand it to some kid who re-writes it and pulls up some shitty video to accompany it, then air it.  Have you noticed the current tendency to loop a video piece an endless number of times while some jerk is speaking?  And to think I once worked for the ClownNewsNetwork.... egads, may god forgive me!

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