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Commemorating The 99th Anniversary Of The First Ever Vampire Mollusc, Or How William Banzai Met His Match

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What is oddest about the below cartoon is how, in retrospect, it was absolutely spot on one 1 year ahead of the formation of the Federal Reserve, and shortly, about one century ahead of its destruction. We are happy to see that even William Banzai may have finally met his match, even if the temporal displacement is modestly skewed.

Cartoon from 1912, one year before the creation of the Federal Reserve, courtesy of Plasmaquatic Technolithic Mist

h/t John


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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:27 | 1783263 Atoyota
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HA!   excellent.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:32 | 1783278 Hard1
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LOL!!! It even looks like a vampire squid to me!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:35 | 1783302 tarsubil
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It looks fucking evil. Opt out, convert your FRNs to Au and Ag.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:03 | 1783390 Pladizow
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G. Edward Griffin writes about this extensively in his book Creature from Jekyll Island.

Going from a poor memory:

The aldrich plan was named after Senator Aldrich and was immediately shot down by congress.

It was then later re-submitted under a different name and this led to the establishment of the Federal Reserve.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:11 | 1783428 fourchan
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spot on.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:13 | 1783434 Haywood Jablowme
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Don't forget the "man" who sold the country out.....

I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated governments in the civilized world. No longer a government by free opinion, no longer a government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men.
~ Woodrow Wilson


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:26 | 1783481 Al Gorerhythm
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What a miserable excuse for a man who knew what the implications of his actions were before he signed that order. He had plenty of advisors around him with contrary opinions and advice. He knew. Some fucking oath taker. His mea culpa was bullshit. It smells the same as all these worms (Obama, bankers, politicians and economists (who didn't see it coming), coming out of the carcass and espousing wonderment about the state of its health. Bullshit. Afgter 2008 and they perpetuated the disease, bullshit.

No excuses.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:38 | 1783518 AldousHuxley
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Nelson W. Aldrich

He worked with several key bankers and economists, including Paul Warburg, Abram Andrew and Henry Davison, to design a plan for an American central bank in 1911. In 1913 Woodrow Wilson signed into law the Federal Reserve Act, which was patterned after Aldrich's vision.

Because of his control of the Senate (and his daughter Abby Greene Aldrich's marriage to John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and son Winthrop Aldrich's later chairmanship of the Chase National Bank), Aldrich, who represented the smallest state in the Union, was regarded as one of the most powerful politicians of his time. His grandson and namesake Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller became one of the most powerful politicians of a later era and served as Vice President of the United States under President Gerald Ford.


and you wonder why JP Morgan Chase is back on top....

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:43 | 1783522 Al Gorerhythm
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Top job AH. Mine was from memory but your post nails it down.


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:59 | 1783552 CompassionateFascist
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When evaluating brother Woodrow we should also consider a) the Income Tax, b) wrongsiding WW I, and c) making such a mess of the Versailles "peace" settlement as to make round II of the 20th Century WorldWar (aka WW II) all but inevitable. Still, like all liberals, he meant well.   

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:28 | 1783644 AldousHuxley
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In 1901, with no male heir , the Frankfurt House closed its doors after more than a century in business. It was not until 1989 that the family returned, when N M Rothschild & Sons, the British investment arm, plus Bank Rothschild AG, the Swiss branch, set up a representative banking office in Frankfurt. Any wonder why Germans are in control of EU now?


Rockefeller began a lifelong association with the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) when he joined as a director in 1949. Then he approached a family friend, William Bundy, to take over the position for CFR journal "Foreign Affairs" who advocated the Vietnam war. Half of US politicians are from CFR. Kissinger was invited to sit on the board of trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. Rockefeller consulted with Kissinger on numerous occasions, as for example in the Chase Bank's interests in Chile and the threat of the election of Salvador Allende in 1970,   and fully supported his "opening of China" initiative in 1971 as it afforded banking opportunities for the Chase Bank


Rockefeller also founded the other political thinktank Trilateral Commission in July 1973.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:57 | 1783709 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Ok, but it really gets going when we learn about Kitty Harriman's bake sales.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:34 | 1783659 kridkrid
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He also praised "birth of a nation" as a wondeful movie that should be required viewing for all Americans. WW was a horrible monster of a human. The perfect example of history being written by the winners.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:01 | 1783560 Caviar Emptor
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Don't forget that timing is everything: Breakup of Standard Oil Trust 1911....Fed 1913

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:06 | 1783575 erg
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The Collapse of The American Dream Explained in Animation


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:12 | 1783594 PulauHantu29
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Houses are still overpriced yet people are still buying...some even with zero down loans which are still handed out by a combination of the FHA and other fed offices.


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:43 | 1783678 AldousHuxley
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That's how Fed works.


Fed supports over priced assets (houses, student loans, shitty companies, etc.) via cheaper loans, so to Americans the monthly payments are the same. Corporations do it too by rolling over their debt. US corporations are all in debt as much as governments are. They all just roll over debt with cheaper interest rates when they make a mistake to hold on to their power.

Banksters / capitalists came into power with Reagan starting 1980s when labor annd middle class started to lose out and support the regime. Before 1980s traders didn't make millions. They were some side gambling for janitors.


Why do they want to uphold the overinflated asset prices?

Because banks have only one responsibilty....allocate money based on credit. They made a huge mistake, but they don't want the check and balance system to take effect via bankruptcies which hurts the bankers the most because it lays it out in the open that they didn't do their job and made bad loans and eventually they lose the grip on American labor and politics.

Lower interests prevent bankrupcies which may keep some folks in the home via refinancing or lower entry level mortage, but the ultimate goals is to prevent capitalism from working by preventing negative feedback back to banks via bankrupcies and ultimately bank's credit. The crisis is that the rate is as low as it can go...maybe another 10 more years. Then no more rolling over debt or rescue for bad loans. That's why all the banksters went are will be going IPO and cashing out. They know gig is up.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 00:24 | 1784133 Bring the Gold
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AH do you have a blog? You have some of the most amazing posts on ZH and I don't make that statement lightly. Great stuff keep educating folks.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 01:58 | 1784238 Fazzie
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Thats pretty much his thing, opening the doors of perception.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:29 | 1783776 Old Poor Richard
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Yes, interesting timing... the destruction of empires which actually do something or make something, replaced by an oligopoly of do-nothing parasitic financiers.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 07:59 | 1784500 Arvo Particleboard
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At-ti-ca! At-ti-ca!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:31 | 1783496 AldousHuxley
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How about this man selling shareholders and employees out?


El Paso CEO Douglas Foshee Set for $95 Million in Exit Pay


That is in addition to $8M per year compensation.

Prior to joining El Paso, Mr. Foshee served as Executive Vice President and COO of Halliburton Company having joined that company in 2001 as Executive Vice President and CFO.


and a member of the Board of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas



Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:49 | 1783534 Caviar Emptor
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Always said that the gobs of "cash on the sidelines" at big US corporations was earmarked for golden parachutes. It's what we the taxpayers bailed them out with. 

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:52 | 1783692 AldousHuxley
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that's why even republican shareholders are fed up with republican party who support executives and his friends in the board not shareholder rights. Expecially with 401k and mutual funds, shareholders are not directly represented but by wall st proxy who have also turned against shareholders and american labor.


So what do ultra rich shareholder republicans do? they take it out on the middle and lower class by charging more income taxes while cutting capital gains taxes.


It is like a King finds out his generals stole his military equipments with aid of his chief military accountants, so he punishes the foot soldiers by cutting their food rations.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 00:32 | 1784146 pops
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You may recall a few years back Columbia Healthcare execs were caught with their greedy fists in the Medicare cookie jar.  They were appropriately contrite, paid a big fine, changed the name of the company back to HCA, and to demonstrate their sincerity required that for the next 5 years, EVERY employee from housekeeping to nurses to lab techs had to attend a yearly mandatory "Code of Conduct" seminar.  At these seminars, the employees were told how it's just not right to lie and cheat and defraud the government.  Those employees are timeclock punching, low level schmucks who had nothing to do with billing.  And the only "suit" present at the seminars was the one presenting it.  The seminars did not generate any warm feelings amongst the employees toward their bosses for trying to share the blame for the fiasco with them.  But I'm sure the government was impressed. 

"See, boss, we're so sorry we cheated you, we're gonna flog these serfs severely for the next five years to demonstrate our contrition."


Tue, 10/18/2011 - 02:29 | 1784268 ConfederateH
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they take it out on the middle and lower class by charging more income taxes while cutting capital gains taxes.

What a pile of socialist propaganda.  First of all there should be no income or capital gains taxes on constitutional grounds alone.  But to claim that capital gains taxes were set too low is ridiculous, why should we have to pay capital gains on assets that never change in real value but just go up against the deflating dollar?   Bush's tax cuts were incredibly lopsided towards the lower incomes that one of the main reasons why almost 50% pay no income tax and have no skin in the game, yet AH would have the progression even steeper so 70% pay no income tax and so that those fatcat Republicans pay outrageous capital gains to support the parasitical government that he so obviously cherishes.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 06:36 | 1784391 Bendromeda Strain
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Ah - so Huxley doesn't blind everyone with his Wikipedia cut-n-paste skills? Thank goodness that the best hard assets can avoid confiscation, direct or indirect. The Socialists tell us so, right Greece?

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:11 | 1783591 Mr. Mandelbrot
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Is this outlandish "exit pay" a bribe so that the CEO's don't tip off regulators / Wall Street in the future that the company is actually a piece of shit with artificial cash flows marked to myth?  Just wondering, since this seems to be the MO of the world we live in . . .

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 06:40 | 1784394 Bendromeda Strain
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And how much did Cassano parachute out of AIGFP with? Over 300 mil.

What, he doesn't have the Republican bonafides or booga booga Halliburton resume to get any love?

Grow up, ninnies. Don't hate the playahs MORE than you hate the game.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 08:17 | 1784552 Smiddywesson
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Don't forget that phoney Jack Welch, who as CEO of GE took one of the oldest and most successful companies in the world and turned it into a financing company and ruined it.  Of course, Jacko retired with a fat retirement stuffed with perks before TSHTF.  Then he toured the country thrilling sheeple with stories about what a great leader he is.

What a tool.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:00 | 1783716 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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El Paso up 25% on the news.....


-Paul Krugman

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:34 | 1783502 nmewn
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Don't let this small contrition on his part fool you.

He, Canegie, Rockefeller and the rest (to a large degree) set up the government school system we have now on the Prussian model.

Not for education...but for worker drones.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:48 | 1783532 AldousHuxley
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University of Chicago was founded by Rockefeller and later produced Milton Friedman's "freemarket for labor, socialism for capitalists via proxy of banksters" bullshit. Obama was professor at UChicago and deeply embedded into Chicago politics.


Aldrich and JP Morgan created central bank and Aldrich married into Rockefellers.


Yet there are still Americans thinking their vote counts, or they will make it into top 0.1% via hard work. System was designed by people above the law years ago and they still own it. We are past the time of revolution. Elites are surprised that it took this long.



Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:08 | 1783580 nmewn
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There is little doubt and substantial evidence that both the public education system & the federal reserve system were implemented for the purpose subordinating the individual to the state.

Instead of vice versa.

We have to ask ourselves why high school graduates have to take remedial courses in such numbers to get into college. And why they know next to nothing of their own history. Or how their own government operates...and to what purpose. And why they were pushed or allowed into dead end courses once accepted into college that would leave them unskilled, unwanted in society.

You are correct...its time to ask a host of questions (especially the young) as to why we are at this stage.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:01 | 1783719 AldousHuxley
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education systems are owned by the elites. They fund it, they control it.


Just look at the board of any university. Full of corporate super elite class. It was never about your individual tought enrichment. It was always about producing / brainwashing next generation of workers /leaders. Democrat elites let in obama to Harvard via affirmative action long time ago, because they knew one day, a half black president would be useful to control blacks. Republicans elites let in retard GW Bush into Harvard via the other affirmative action long time ago, because they new one day, idiot president from texas would appeal to the mass rednecks to move forward with foreign policy of war in ME.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 08:22 | 1784572 tarsubil
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Nah, W was the son of an elite family. He was never bright but he went down to Texas to build hillbilly cred by carrying stuff around on a ranch. Just as his brother went to become gov of FL. The family knew southern governors do well in Pres elections. I agree about Obama on the other hand is a complete stooge and puppet.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:03 | 1783725 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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But wez gotz critical thinking skillz!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:28 | 1783774 nmewn
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Some elixers work better than others...alot of us still

As long as the majority can fix upon where the problem resides, we'll be fine I think. We will always rant & rave at each other, but one loses their head over it...its really a beautiful thing ;-)

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:12 | 1783743 old naughty
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AH, To think now even a great majority is still in the dream /nightmarish state denying the reality, some even fear for acknowledging it...its pathetic.

But then we should forgive...

Thanks for sharing.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:44 | 1783807 AldousHuxley
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forgiveness and the entire set of morality is for suckers I'm afraid because elite are above the law.


Rockefellers and their IBEC  (International Basic Economy Corporation) owners of JPM Chase don't give a shit about anyone. They would send in their own country men to further their agenda. They care even less about foreigners. To Rockefellers, 99.9% are just worker bees to exploit and to run social experiments on. Sick fucks own the world and they are using morality to prevent slaves from bringing out the guillotine because kiling  the elites is "immoral" murder while killing iraqi farmers turned soldier for more oil is "heroic"



Mon, 10/17/2011 - 22:32 | 1783905 kridkrid
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I enjoy reading what you write.  Thanks.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 00:25 | 1784134 MsCreant
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Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.

I think he was an original libertarian. The Ubermench concept is greatly misunderstood and has been abused. A real Ubermench does not need rules because s/he is not driven by insecurity, thus, while they live life to the fullest, they do not run around deliberately hurting people because they have no need of revenge, they are not living in hurt and fear. Revenge is futile and changes nothing Nietzsche would argue. It engages you and your attention on something that takes away your life energy and your will to power. Freud stole volumes of material from him to create his own theory of the psyche.

Nietzsche was a kind of Moses that never got to go to the promised land. Neither will the sick fucks, though they fool themselves thinking they are Ubermenches. Chances are, neither will you and I because we are trapped in another kind of spirit of revenge, that of the slave, who is angry at the master for living better than him. This Nietzche argues, was how Christianity was born, elevating slave values over upper class values, and declaring the slave superior.

Your posts just got me thinking.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 00:54 | 1784173 PY-129-20
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You are right about the Übermensch-Konzept, MsCreant. It is indeed often misunderstood. But I would not be too hard on Freud. I still like Freud as a stylist.

Nietzsches sister took care of his work and damaged it greatly when she basically sold it to the Nazis. And the Nazis used Nietzsche for their own propaganda. They were not shy to cut his sentences and by doing that to distort the original message. Especially the Übermensch-Konzept, which they integrated in their false ideology of race.

Keep in mind that also Nietzsche learnt a lot from Schopenhauer. He liberated his thoughts at one point and became the great philosopher he still is remembered today. Both are not part of the contemporary philosophic discourse here in Germany. Not part of the normal university discourse. But Nietzsche was very important for many 20th century French thinkers like Foucault, Deleuze or Derrida.

It is still somewhat ironic that you as a woman sing a praise to Nietzsche. ;)
He was not in the same boat as Schopenhauer on this, although he shared some difficulties with him. Schopenhauer is still like a red flag to any feminist.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 01:56 | 1784234 MsCreant
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I enjoy continental thought, it has been "berry berry good to me" (old SNL reference). I literally make my money off of it. One might label me simply as a social constructionist. Perhaps my feminism can be thought of as a kind of libertarian feminism. There is no universal feminism (as you probably know) it is a very fractured school of thought. For me Feminism should be about opening up choices for folks, not trying to control what they do based on gender role ideology. Feminists can be real thick on this point. If you don't do Feminism "her" way, then dammit, you are not a "real" feminist. I heard that over and over from feminists because of various personal choices I might make about grooming and presentation of self. My chair got shit for growing her finger nails long, I'd hear this crap behind her back. The thing is, if a man wanted to make those choices, many Feminists would support him!!

But if you don't do it her way you are either suffering from false consciousness and in need of saving from yourself, or you are siding with the abusers for the privileges they provide you and thus part of the problem. I find it ain't that cut and dry and that Feminism becomes another oppressive narrative which does nothing more than supplant the old sexist narrative with another one. You know this drill if you know the likes of Derrida and Foucault. Both would like to see us keep the situations "in play" rather than settling on a set of rules. Thus we get back to Nietzsche. The will to power, as I understand it, does not require rules, rules are about controlling low impulses which will not arise unless you are living in the spirit of revenge.

I have not spent hardly any time at all with Schopenhauer, though I do know he was an influence and I have meant to take a deeper look at his work. For instance, I do not know why he should be a red flag for feminists. But all these thinkers have built careers on reinterpreting theories from the past through the lens of modernity/postmodernity. 

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 05:50 | 1784372 PY-129-20
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Schopenhauer wrote a little piece about "Women" and it is one of the most hilarious rants I've ever seen. He even pushed an elderly woman down the stairs. Well, he had to pay for the rest of her life and when she finally died, he wrote how happy he was that she died ('the witch is dead' or something...)

Even the title "Über die Weiber" - which might not have been that spectacular at his time, would definitely be an insult today (Weiber has a connotation that is entirely negative today - as if you would say "chicks"). He was a frustrated man, being rejected all his entire life by women (+ his sister and mother did not treat him very well, his father had commited suicide when he was of young age).

Schopenhauer was also one of the first German philosophers that wrote about vegetarianism, about the rights of animals, that the world is irrational, he was probably our greatest pessimist; and according to him most humans have 1/3 intellect and 2/3 will (Wille) - so they're basically driven by their hormons, while only a few have 2/3 intellect and 1/3 will. He was influenced by Indian philosophy - especially the Vedas. My father advised me, saying that I should read the Greek philosophers first, then Kant and if I am still interested about Schopenhauer, then I should read him. He emphasized that it needs an experienced reader and a strong personality to read Schopenhauer. A few years later, I made an acquaintance that had read Schopenhauer first and I finally understood why he had such a strong opinion about Schopenhauer. You see - by reading Schopenhauer, you're part of the inner circle and he always gives you the feeling to be better than other people (he wrote definitely the best German rants - I mean even if you don't agree with him, you've to acknowledge his sense for wit and humour.) and that is somewhat dangerous to young people. Schopenhauer influenced many people - especially Freud, but also Thomas Mann, Nietzsche, Thomas Bernhard, Kafka, etc. Thomas Mann once wrote that Schopenhauer 'poisons' the young mind.

If Foucault would still be alive, I think he would not be too happy about some developments.
"For me Feminism should be about opening up choices for folks, not trying to control what they do based on gender role ideology."

I could not have said it better. I don't know more about the American feminism. I am not an expert on the topic. I just see that the discussion in Germany stagnates and is sometimes going in a wrong direction (some argue that women should dominate men) - at least in my humble opinion. Feminism today is very diversified. From Oldschool-Feminism of the Sixties (which is still in war at times) to women that call themselves slut and speak about the power of the almighty V ;). Women have achieved so much (compared to Schopenhauer's era) and rightfully so - our Chancellor is a woman (although I would wish we had a better one, but that has nothing to do with her gender); I must say that I am against government regulation in this question - a Frauenquote (a percentage of the enterprise must consist of women) is discussed at the moment. I'll agree with Mrs. Schroeder and Mrs. Schnarrenberger on this - business should do that on their own and not being forced by the government. We have many women in leading positions, some of them lead the entire business and do a great job. But why should I be forced by a government? It is in the self-interest of every business to select the good and capable people - wether they are black, moslem, hindu, female, sitting in a wheel-chair - that is not important. But to have someone there that has original and good thoughts.

I must admit I love tough (business) women. Always loved the Lilith Sternin-type of woman (but not so cold of course and not so insecure about the physical look). Intelligent and sarcastic.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 00:17 | 1791521 MsCreant
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Enjoyed the exchange. No doubt we will talk again. Sounds like your Dad was wonderful! I am jealous.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 19:07 | 1787205 Element
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MsCreant, thanks for your erudite thoughts, quite so. You can't play a violin without physical and mental dicipline (pick up a violin and try to play a scale and you'll see what I mean, .. then watch a virtuoso play) ... not rules as such ... the required self-dicipline action that acheives the necessary or desired outcomes ... a self emergent rule/dicipline ... the result of, and the creator of, personal dignity and development.

That takes freedom of mind and body, in order to discipline itself, and free itself, as necessary.

Virtuoso derives from virtue, of course ... interesting word.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 00:23 | 1791536 MsCreant
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Yes. Rules point at things, they are not the things. To adhere mindlessly to them is to miss their point. To be the instrument that channels the muse, ah, the muse must pick carefully, it cannot stay, it comes and goes. One can only cultivate what the muse needs and then see what shows up. It is a shame that this spirit is not in our leaders, not with our press and our economic educators. 

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 03:42 | 1784319 Voluntary Exchange
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Nice post MC:

Most people have difficulty admitting to themselves that there is some "Rockefeller" and "Rothschild" inside almost all of us.  Ultimately we are all one mind, just scatterbrained at the moment. To "kill" a Rockefeller is to also condem that part of yourself you have not reintegrated  back to completion yet.  Those who can make space for the "redemption" of the "outer" Rockefeller ..... liberate themselves. The rest choose to remain slaves. This universe is well crafted in its own way. 

Love your "enemies" friends.  Violence means you get to have another round at the riddle some where, some time,  till you reintegrate the big picture. Nothing but perfection will do for the one who sent you here (yourself!) and he/she is very very patient. 


Dear Mr. Rockefeller, Rothchild, Dimond, Blankfein, etc...,   while adjudicating and arbitrating just restitution in a free market justice system that you can't own, we propose an exciting educational experience wherein we demontrate to you the joy and self-fullfilllment that comes from cooperation and the misery of theft, fraud, and agression. We want your considerable  "talents" back on the team of "humanity" and out of the pit that has been dug, as we will all be "richer" for it!

Sooner or later all the prodigal sons return. All of them. That's how "we" set it up.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 03:49 | 1784332 Non-Zero
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Wonderfully worded of the way things truly are.

There is only one of us.

Thu, 10/20/2011 - 00:25 | 1791545 MsCreant
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I learned this from cats. Once you know one of them deeply, really, you know them all. They vary, but when you love one of them, you can't help it, you love them all. People are actually like this too, but we forget. That is where the problems happen.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 06:13 | 1784384 4horse
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   "judge, victim and avenger of one's own law"

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 07:19 | 1784416 Pope Clement
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Always good to read what you are thinking about too MsC.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 22:46 | 1783954 grid-b-gone
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So what is the take away message when people like Bill Gross and John Paulson have lousy years like this year? Are they no longer connected like they used to be? Were they never true insiders, just smart or lucky in their analysis and bet placing? Were they insiders who were given bad information after not towing the line for someone who really pulls the strings. Is it even more contrived, with cap gains of winners sold off, the well-connected advised to sit out, and a bad reset year laid on the unwashed before the elites come back in at a rock bottom price to start the cycle again?

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 07:24 | 1784428 Council of Econ...
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You can find interviews of Friedman on youtube where he calls for ending the Fed and alot of other protectionist/failing agencies (FDA and Dept of Ed). He also acknowledged that people would take his work on the Depression as evidence to never let deflation occur and would instead fail in the other direction (inflation).  It's easy to bash Friedman when supposedly his advice is what Bernanke is trying to follow i.e. 2% inflation.  I don't know whether Friedman was talking about the money supply or prices, but if he was talking about money supply, his advice is pretty good.  2% inflation would be doubling the money supply every 35 years FYI.   

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:53 | 1783699 cranky-old-geezer
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I have unwittingly ruined my country.

"Nobody could have seen this coming."

Same line we heard in '08.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:05 | 1783728 AldousHuxley
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In Japan, those words are followed by action: usually falling off of buildings or samurai sword into themselves.

In America, those words are followed by boasting "suckers!"

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 03:36 | 1784327 Dave Thomas
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Actually, I think they ate a cup of salt. Or disemboweled themselves with Tantos.

Whole length swords are way too unwieldy.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 01:31 | 1784211 Milestones
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by Milestones 
on Sun, 11/21/2010 - 14:22


Mr. T., I addressed this issue a couple of times "The Trials and Tribulations of the Federal Reserve Act of 1913" on 6-15-10 and a couple of times later. In fine, let me answer you in brief.

My argument lies in Article 1, Section 8 (5)-Powers of Congress. The Congress SHALL have power: to coin money, REGULATE THE VALUE THEREOF,--". That power was apparently DELEGATED to the Federal Reserve Bank. That DELEGATION of authority to the Federal Reserve is my question. Did Congress have the authority to delegate that authority to "regulate the value thereof"?

Panama Refining Co. v Ryan 293 U.S. 388 1935

"The Constitution provides 'that all legislative powers herein GRANTED SHALL be vested in the Congress of the United States, which shall consist Senate and House of Representatives.'--The Congress MANIFESTLY IS NOT PERMITTED to abdicate or to TRANSFER TO OTHERS the essential legislative functions with which it is vested.---Cannot be allowed  to obscure the limitations of the authority to delegate, if our constitutional system is to be maintained."

Field v Clark 143 U.S. 649 1892

--"The legislative power must REMAIN in the organ where it is lodged by that instrument."

Sovereignty is granted to "We the People" in the first 3 words of the Preamble. As such, under the Constitution, we the people delegate our Sovereign authority to persons to REPRESENT us in day to day dealings. But it is the reserve of the Soverigns to delegate authority not our reperesentatives. John Locke came to the same conclusion.

I would contend that the Federal Reserve Act of 1913 is illegal under the Constitution. Further, if we consider Marbury v Madison of 1803, a decision has stood for over 200 years, the case can be stated in far starker terms:

Marbury v Madison 17 Wall 205 Cranch 2 1803

"Thus the particular phraseology of the Constitution of the United States confirms and strengthens the principal, supposedly to be essential to all written constitutions, that a law repugnant to the constitution is VOID; and the courts AS WELL AS ALL OTHER DEPARTMENTS ARE BOUND BY THAT INSTRUMENT."

Not only did Congress not have the authority to submit such a document as the Federal Reserve Act of 1913; likewise President Wilson had no authority to sign it. See the last sentence of the above.

Yes, I know, the Constitution has been turned into a roll of toilet paper to the 1%ers but that is still the document I still march to as do most others . If that not be the case then we would be far better served now to be comparing an AR-15 to an AK-47.

If those unhappy with the way things are want a change, we must state our concerns and grievances in a fashion that those who are totally uninformed can have a place, a handle so that a nightmare of a 2nd revolution can be avoided. 

There was a ton of groundwork done before Jefferson wrote his magnificent document of 1776. Milestones

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 09:08 | 1784690 4horse
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W _   _ dubya evidently only required 1BushBrain
WW  so dubya-or-nothin it'd take like 2BB

2 at least do the same, the 1st time, in that initial outta princeton president's --preparedness,peace,prosperity-- you down with ppp?

yeh, you know B. Baruch.BBerenson.BrandeisBernays kinda Braintrust


who's down with BBB. . .  ?  . . . yeh, like WW III


The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an   invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country . . . We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. It is they who pull the wires which control the public mind.
                                                                --Bernays 1920s                                                       


+always other big W+lippman +WWinchell on constant double-doody to otherwise worship or waste ya


++sorta like usually double-dealing when substituting, like, an ayn rand, for a . . . Nietzsche

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:14 | 1783439 baby_BLYTHE
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The only episode of The Glenn Beck Program ever worth watching...

Glenn Beck Interviews G. Edward Griffin author of The Creature from Jekyll Island 

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:54 | 1783543 Dave Thomas
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Hey Baby,

Ever notice that when after Beck aired that episode G. Edward Griffin, that was like the end of his Fox News career? It was basically a few months till he was packing his shiznit.


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:02 | 1783564 CompassionateFascist
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No, Beck's series on Soros was also quite effective. In fact, they cost him his job.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:23 | 1783632 john39
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i think soros is intentionally disgusting and willing to take the fall for the evil the cabal does...  to help hide the others really in control.  Not that he is not a part of it, but he is not calling the shots.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:06 | 1783732 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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He, Rupert, and Warren are the three stooges of the Global Cabal.

Woop, woop, woop!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:27 | 1783641 CH1
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Beck had a lot of shows that were worth watching.

You had to pick and choose a lot, but at least they had parts that were good... miles above the usual tripe.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:01 | 1783718 FEDbuster
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Beck started to move out of the left/right battle (ripped on both sides), Fox said he was pushing away it's core republican viewers.  Dylan Ratigan does it sometimes over at MSNBC, too (he doesn't buy into the leftest dogma they peddle). 

Then Beck started down the friend of Israel path, and lost half his audience.  His FED shows were very good, not always 100% correct but close.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:10 | 1783741 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Beck must have started eating 'shooms again to conjure up such wild spirits, because for awhile he was corporatist propaganda par excellence.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:35 | 1783664 Tater Salad
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One of Beck's finer moments...and Blythe, I couldn't disagree with you more.  I don't know of any single person bringing truth to the country than Beck.  If you know of one, I'm all ears!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:13 | 1783744 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Who is Tyler Durden

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 00:29 | 1784144 MsCreant
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I am Tyler Durden.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 00:38 | 1784162 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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We are all Durdenites now.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 07:50 | 1784481 Pool Shark
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I'm Tyler,... and my wife's also Tyler...

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 08:35 | 1784615 Instant Wealth
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He is the Anti-Cramer

*bow down*

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:47 | 1783684 JPM Hater001
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My mom sent me the "Jews furious over Beck Anti-semitism...Sign the petition!"

Um, mom, if you had any clue you would know who (SOROS) this was about about and what ("Best years of my life were working with the Nazi"- SOROS) this conversation would be different. 

But she doesnt want to be challenged.

It was a sad day in my life many years ago when I realized my parents weren't omnicient.  It turned catastrophic when I realized they were clueless.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:21 | 1783758 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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My father argued with me; he told me to tell him when "There are boots on the ground in Libya".  I started to say there will be boots on the ground because the US never wins wars, but he couldn't listen, his flashbacks from his days protesting 'Nam got the better of him.  I've told him before and I will tell him again, "You won the battle, but are losing the war."

The times they are a-changin'

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:23 | 1783760 AldousHuxley
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Soros was referring to the financial wall st. nazis in America which allowed him to get rich not in Germany.


US military also has had nasty killings of civilians for corporate/political agenda since WWII. just google any vietnam and civilian mass rapes and burnings.  there are sick fucks everywhere funded by elite sick fucks who want more power/money at any cost.


I don't think Soros is a sick fuck as much as Dick Cheney, Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz who don't give a shit about humans not in military industrial complex.



Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:25 | 1783766 old naughty
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JPMH, same here...Help your brothers so they may be helped too.

Thanks for sharing.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:36 | 1783308 Jay Gould Esq.
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Love to get a lithograph of this and frame it.


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:47 | 1783347 Zero Govt
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it's bloody scary ...both as a visual ugly and as a visual representation in its unerring accuracy

Monopoly money like monopoly anything (inc Govt) is the most destructive social and economic of forces. Anyone that thinks the Fed is good or can be made good is a complete idiot or completely corrupt.. it's that simple

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:12 | 1783429 Haywood Jablowme
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Definitely going to get this framed....


Tue, 10/18/2011 - 05:28 | 1784364 css1971
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Mr. Cthulu meet the world. World...Cthulu.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:50 | 1783350 PY-129-20
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The Horror indeed. So Lovecraft was 22 back then and I guess that might even have influenced him to write his stories about Cthulhu... ;)

OT: Great article in Der Spiegel about how the Deutsche Bank lost on it's Las Vegas casino deal:,1518,792180,00.html

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:59 | 1783384 Jay Gould Esq.
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Charles Dexter Ward, bitchez.

+1 PY-129-20.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 01:02 | 1784189 JB
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First off, i don't read German, so I have no idea what the article says.

It wasn't a casino deal. It was a high rise upscale condo deal. It got foreclosed on and Deutsche Bank picked it up for $1bn, scrapped the condo idea and turned it into a hotel/casino/resort.

The layout is unique due to it being originally designed as condos. The casino level is on the ground floor and the retail and dining is on the 2nd level.

The gaming numbers aren't what they anticipated, but retail is doing great. Not sure about the occupancy's one of the most popular places on the strip, and the location is great.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 02:29 | 1784267 Ghordius
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the article is going viral in Germany

Deutsche Bank = "Kasino-Kapitalismus"

it might make life a bit harder for Deutsche Bank in Germany and if they realize that it's not a German bank anymore...

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:43 | 1783335 fonestar
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I feel the spirits of Bryan, Jackson, the Silverists is coming nigh....

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:55 | 1783704 GOSPLAN HERO
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Comrade President Lincoln loved central bankers and fiat paper "greenbacks."

... even Karl Marx was a Lincoln admirer.


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:27 | 1783264 ABG LINE
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Lol. !

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:28 | 1783268 nyse
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Prophetic. Love it.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:17 | 1783612 Cursive
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Can you imagine the shit the illustrator probably got in his lifetime?  He was probably branded an unpatriotic malcontent, maybe even a Bolishivek.  It's only taken roughly 99 years for him to gain the respect of a larger audience.  I have a new appreciation for that after the last 3 years of Pollyannas making fun of the Zh crowd.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:28 | 1783271 Cynical Sidney
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i'm not sure whether the giant octopus is sucking up money from wall street or vomiting money to them

end the fed.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:32 | 1783289 Traianus Augustus
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clearly vomit...nothing but vomit

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:41 | 1783328 Chaffinch
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Yep - vomit - or paying out like a one-armed bandit.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:29 | 1783491 Dr.Evil
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Those are SILVER dollars baby!!!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:29 | 1783274 Brother can you...
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Perhaps a long lost relative of one William Banzai?

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:29 | 1783277 Don Birnam
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Eerily prescient.

+ 1912

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:30 | 1783279 Comay Mierda
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looks like the bernank

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:13 | 1783431 fourchan
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your right its him.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:30 | 1783282 nmewn
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The more things change...

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:32 | 1783288 Campagnolo
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I can't believe people know this is true but still don't care, still they are happy been part of the system. A very good job TPTB have done on population minds.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:48 | 1783345 macholatte
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 A very good job TPTB have done on population minds.

The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society.
Edward Bernays

All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Adolf Hitler

For the bureaucrat, the world is a mere object to be manipulated by him.
Karl Marx

Crime and bad lives are the measure of a State's failure, all crime in the end is the crime of the community.
H. G. Wells


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:25 | 1783480 nmewn
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All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach.
Adolf Hitler

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:34 | 1783291 Grimbert
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Have people been conscious of this for 100 years, or did it disappear and come back as the fiat bubble is about to burst?

For those who have been conscious of this for 100 years, have you been hoarding gold all that time waiting for the crash? I ask because I have put ALL my excess cash into gold and silver since the minidip of 2008 and don't want to wait for another 100 years before I cash them in.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 23:39 | 1784072 tmosley
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Probably 80% of those who are in the know now were woken up by 2008, or a bit before.  Most of the rest were woken up by the events of 1979-80.  The remaining few came from countries where this exact thing happened, and they never trusted the government, and passed that mistrust to their children in the form of bullion.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 04:54 | 1784355 Grimbert
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Tue, 10/18/2011 - 05:54 | 1784375 css1971
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One of the bit befores. 2005ish.

The Internet makes it easier to research, before that no chance.

  • For a start, there is no time, one must work to pay ones debts to the overlords. That makes one a worker... Part of the working class. There are some who think they are part of the middle class... If you have to work you are a worker.
  • The information about how the system works (world wide) is I assume deliberately fragmented. Not necessarily hidden but fragmented such that you only see a small part of it at any time.
Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:33 | 1783293 Bastiat
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It was clear then; it's clear now.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:31 | 1783493 Bicycle Repairman
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"It was clear then"

And still it happened.  And now?

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 00:34 | 1784152 MsCreant
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Icy chills, BR. Icy chills. Hope you are well.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:34 | 1783295 LeonardoFibonacci
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Goldman Sacks Blanfein portrait as he is doing god's work.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:47 | 1783299 bigdumbnugly
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more clairvoyant than jeanne dixon could ever hope to be.

right down to the PPT buicking into the stock market.

move over octomom, it's OCTOFED !

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:36 | 1783305 Manthong
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One of the best Org charts I can ever remember having seen.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:36 | 1783306 LeonardoFibonacci
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These fucking cocksuckers have literally DESTROYED the middle class.  Hang the mutherfuckers!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:46 | 1783343 myne
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There are a lot of factors.

You could easily argue that women entering the workforce took away the requirement for a single wage to be capable of supporting two adults and children. You can also argue that the increase in labour created competition for jobs, effectively lowering wages through supply and demand. You can also argue that had policy dictated a gradual reduction in the definition of "full time hours" could have countered this problem.

If workers is W, wages are I and demand is D, then I= D/W.

If W is doubled, income should halve. I=D/2W.


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:59 | 1783382 faustian bargain
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Population boom, massive post-war manufacturing and exports, arbitrary monetary, fiscal, and credit policies and regulations, etc. Sure, there were more workers. There were also more people, and an ever-declining purchasing power of the currency.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:34 | 1783504 Bicycle Repairman
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This is what the "gender revolution" of the 1970s was really all about.  And liberal bubbleheads bought it all.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:01 | 1783555 AldousHuxley
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Elites wanted to increase productivity by forcing labor competition with females doing unnatural male activities. They realized that China, India, and other poor countries had massive number of laborers, so in order to compete, they needed more slaves out of home taking care of the family and into corporations as wage slaves so profits from labor can flow out of individual families into capitlists.

Increase GDP by 2 fold while for the wage earner the same damn old ugly house their parents bought now costs twice as much and require both parents to work. Then you have kids growing up without proper parents so they either become dependent on  government (democrat control) to or look to private corporations to provide guardianship (republican control)


Feminism makes everyone unhappy except those who profit from increased labor competition and butch man wannabes like Hillary or Rosy o'Donnald. Women sacrificed their husbands and children for the interests of ugly fat power hungry women and elite top 0.1% owners of America. No wonder nowadays, smartest of the women marry rich and stay home. Also that is considered a luxury now just like a homemade meal.

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 04:36 | 1784334 GoinFawr
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oog AH, and you were on such a roll too: Naomi Klein. Fat, ugly, and 'hungry for power'?  

I mean, don't get me wrong, I like a good homecooked meal every now and then too, and I confess I think the world would be a better place if that hypocrite Ayn Rand had simply decided to recycle Jane Austen themes or write a series of fantasy novels about wizard schools, rather than poisoning the minds of so many with her narcissistic, sociopathic blather.

 Hell, I'll even agree that the intention you've outlined was carried out for the very reasons you've described, and subsequently developed a source of useful idiots for some deceitful 'ugly fat women hungry for power', but don't let this be your Lionel Jones moment AH

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:25 | 1783767 BigJim
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Yes, you could 'easily' argue all those things... if you had fallen prey to the lump of labor fallacy:

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:51 | 1783815 myne
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The lump of labour fallacy may eventually prove true.

Consumption is finite. Even beyond basic needs, there's only so much you can consume. This is somewhat masked by our finance systems that require interest payments.

Once you've built a comfortable house, and you are fed, there's a surprisingly small amount that you would *need*. Sure, you can argue that luxury items would be nice, but what's the point of luxury items if you're working most of your life? There has to be a balance.

I think we're crossing over the point where productivity per person far exceeds their own requirements. The financial collapse has begun to expose this. Every single dollar of profit they make gets skimmed from the real production of society. How else can Finance be the #4 sector in the USA?

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:41 | 1783320 MrBinkeyWhat
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The work of WB7 is timeless, and prescient. GUSH!

Otherwise the vampire squid pretty well captures it. Who would have thunk it?

BTW: How come I am getting 0 bama ads on my screen.  Want to say...SOOO wrong.!

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 20:14 | 1787329 Element
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but you never know ... Obama really could be the answer here ... don't rule it out, you never know, he could be the best option when all is said and done. ... can we really blame him for how this turned out? was he not handed a pale-o'-shit-n'-vomit country and economy. Has he not done his very best, against all the odds? Let's give the guy a go here, he may not be perfect but he's your President! ... and you, WE, the whole WORLD should support him, AND PREY FOR HIM ... just think about it huh ... he's a good guy, in a shity bind ...





ok ... maybe not

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:40 | 1783324 Henry Chinaski
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devil vampire octopus

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:43 | 1783333 Caviar Emptor
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The Horror! The Irony! The tragico-comic use of tentacles!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:57 | 1783377 Rynak
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It's central bankster hentai.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:54 | 1783365 hawks5999
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Thanks for the new iOS wallpaper.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:56 | 1783371 carbonmutant
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In real life you start by cutting off its arms...

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:56 | 1783372 New_Meat
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Utterly dishonest.  Why this one "example" from an internet blog from 1912?   Plasmaquatic Technolithic Mist

How fantasmagorical is this?

AlGore wasn't born in 1912.  There was no internet back then to spread such calumny.  I'm throwing the flag.

WB7 doesn't need this kind of nonsense--he's an aaahtist.

Don't cha' know ;-)

- Ned

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:04 | 1783378 mynhair
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Alfred Owen Crozier


Geez, youse guys need to get edicated.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:06 | 1783408 Banksters
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You are an intellectual half wit.   BTW, who turned your computer on today?

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:11 | 1783426 mynhair
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Yo mama!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:31 | 1783655 New_Meat
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lmao--a reddie on ya, newbie.  u postin' using yo mammaz' iThingie on her account?

jfc, at least offer some comment, nay slime.

- Ned

{but, then again, the Alinsky course starts with the slime thingz, then how to be slimed, then ...}

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:34 | 1783768 mynhair
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Dude is a douche.

1 week, 5 days, whoopie!  God help him if he trades.

I should be credited for my time in MW.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 18:58 | 1783380 cossack55
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Who was Aldrich and why haven't the time police gone back and whacked the SOB?

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:08 | 1783419 Pladizow
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Senator Aldrich - one of the men responsible for the establishment of the Federal Reserve.

See -

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:44 | 1783528 Bicycle Repairman
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Nelson Aldrich's grandson bore his name:  Nelson Rockefeller.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 20:32 | 1783656 New_Meat
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Woodrow Wilson's crowning achievement. - Ned

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:00 | 1783386 1835jackson
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That scary looking thing needs an axe strategically and violently placed between its $ signed eyes.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:31 | 1783779 Pitchman
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That's called an Axe-it strategy

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:07 | 1783393 phijammaslamma
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Cartoon is from book "US Money Vs Corporation Currency "Aldrich Plan" Wall Street Confessions! Great Bank Combine" by Alfred Owen Crozier, copyright 1912.  The octopus cartoon is on the frontispiece of the book.


Digitized version:;page=root;view=...


Paperback reprint available on amazon:

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:23 | 1783475 slewie the pi-rat
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shh!  don't tell myn_air!

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 21:37 | 1783791 mynhair
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I eat rats, slewie or otherwise.

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 23:25 | 1784047 slewie the pi-rat
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we cat lovers & aficionados generally find the birders more intelligent...

...than the mousers!

Tue, 10/18/2011 - 20:17 | 1787351 Element
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Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:03 | 1783396 Ostapuk Ivano
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I hope when the banks finally implode they take that piece of shit Salie Mae with them. I would love to watch them drown. 


Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:06 | 1783410 mynhair
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BTW, do you give lessons in ostapuking?

Mon, 10/17/2011 - 19:06 | 1783402 FranSix
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If we make a new, terrifying law about this execrable example of cynical blogging, we can take out information like this retroactively going back 112 years.  UMMEDIATELY

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