• Sprott Money
    05/06/2016 - 06:03
    The US, in its own decline, is showing this same self-destructive tendency. The worse things get, the greater the inclination of the citizenry to say, “Carry on, everything’s fine.”

A "Crystal Ball View Of Europe In 2022"

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Zero Hedge has presented the work of Bulgarian modern artist Yanko Tsvetkov previously, both in 2010 and 2011. We are happy to see that his work which is meta irony on the weakest link of European culture: centuries worth of stereotype formation and development, has finally made its way into the mainstream media with the Guardian's "Stereotype maps: Is that what they think of us?" We are even happier to see that Tsvetkov has released a new one: a Crystal Ball view of Europe in 2022 which is his cartographic exercise in forecasting the political layout of Europe. While it is mostly an exercise in irony, we have to admit that the probability of him being spot on is high to quite high. We would however point out that by 2022 the "European (Dis)Union" will be a satellite region of Russia, or as it will be better known then, Gazpromia.

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Sat, 02/18/2012 - 15:16 | 2173237 trav7777
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merkelreich bitchez

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 15:21 | 2173253 Joe Sixpack
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Adolf Linköln, bitchez!

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 15:25 | 2173262 Harlequin001
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Still not seeing the bit where the words 'my problem' enter this scenario...

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 15:49 | 2173335 fuu
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The Czech.


Sat, 02/18/2012 - 15:56 | 2173370 He_Who Carried ...
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That "passive aggressive kingdom" is still too large, methinks, once others realize that Scotland did the right thing...

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 15:58 | 2173375 Harlequin001
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What, and became part of England?

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 18:47 | 2173756 clymer
Sun, 02/19/2012 - 02:41 | 2174414 TruthInSunshine
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OT alert (sorry peeps, but this is good):


Posted on by Davos

A federal appeals court reversed the conviction late Thursday of Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs programmer found guilty of stealing proprietary code from the bank’s high-frequency trading platform.

Goldman Sachs Code-Theft Conviction Reversed
Sun, 02/19/2012 - 16:13 | 2175663 Ahmeexnal
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Merkelreich = Mordor

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 08:07 | 2174575 lamont cranston
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I laugh when he shows SC being aligned with the EU. Hell, we'll secede again and go our own way. 

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 16:00 | 2173385 AnonymousAnarchist
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But Wikileaks' "partners" still felt the need to redact entire paragraphs from leaked cables.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 20:10 | 2173894 JW n FL
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Nice Grab!!

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 16:06 | 2173418 Kiwi Pete
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Once the Shetland Islands and all their North Sea oil fields decide to stay with England the Scots will come crying back to Mummy.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 17:26 | 2173615 BLOTTO
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4th Reich.

led by King (Arthur) William

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 03:16 | 2174438 AnAnonymous
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4th Reich.

led by King (Arthur) William

Non sense. King Arthur's tale was a way for Celtic people to endure the sufferings imposed by the Saxons apartheid system they put in place while conquering the island.

The Breton-Frank-Occitan-Norman coalition ended that system Saxons would prove later to cherish (probably through genetics because it is hard to see any cultural connection between 6th century Saxons and 18th century Saxons)

So if you want to use a fitting name for a reich, try a Saxon name.

The Celts are indoeuropeans but they do not fit the bill here.

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 07:48 | 2174565 disabledvet
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Damn you Saxons dogs! Damn you to HECK!

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 17:36 | 2173634 Umh
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Why would those Vikings want to be part of England?

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 17:44 | 2173650 BLOTTO
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Just to rule and dominate in general.

The Royal Family has more power than we think...


Sat, 02/18/2012 - 17:51 | 2173664 francis_sawyer
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German Nudist Sea bitchez!

I'm the DJ...

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 10:59 | 2174694 Theta_Burn
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And I'll be the bartender

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 16:16 | 2175669 Ahmeexnal
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"I'm just a gigolo."

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 18:38 | 2173735 BLOTTO
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When looking around in the world today for initial fulfillments of this same future-fulfilled prophecy today, one cannot overlook how strong Europe was on its way to becoming until the Euro-zone Crisis hit in 2011, with Ireland, Greece, and Italy on the verge financial disasters, something that is threatening to bring the whole of Europe down with it.

 At the same time, Britain, as in ancient history, enjoys the title of being European, while its proud-filled leaders and people have always seen themselves as a nation separated from the European continent, which secures unto England a degree of time and protection against whatever is plaguing the continent.

 This example of a stronger, reserved, proud Britain against a mixed-powered, faltering, politically wind-driven continent of Europe can be seen even today within the Euro controversy itself. While many other European nations have all but virtually gave up their national currencies for the "stronger Euro," since the time it was introduced, Britain has always stood alone to rather keep its beloved British Sterling and Pound, a clear expression toward Britain's larger ideals of their own national exceptionalism, that great remnant of lofty pride from having ruled the world once before.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 20:59 | 2174001 Nassim
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That beloved pound sterling used to be worth $2.80 when I was a kid.

I am not saying that the dollar today is worth a lot more than it did in the 1960's - simply that some currencies devalue at a much faster rate than others. :)

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 23:26 | 2174234 tarsubil
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Britain will always soldier on.

See you at the camp. I'll have the sad fugee face.

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 01:19 | 2174333 i-dog
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"one cannot overlook how strong Europe was on its way to becoming until the Euro-zone Crisis hit in 2011"

What a load of nonsense! Don't spend so much time absorbing the MSM.

Europe was a house of cards from the beginning and was a pathetic force -- both militarily and financially -- since long before 2011.

Quote from Mervyn King, Governor of Bank of England, Feb 2010 ... "The EU's one single success was the monetary union, and now that success has been undermined."

The Vatican-Banksta (ie. Jesuit-Sabbatean) clique were desperately trying to hold the EU together while struggling to find any solid new takers in the former Soviet sphere or on the Mediterranean rim. They were hoping to expand their central planning 'Axis of Evil' all the way to Moscow and to the Sahara, but have been looking at potentially losing more participants than they have been gaining for a number of years now.

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 02:23 | 2174397 matrix2012
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It well reminds me of following excitement reading....


The Most Powerful Man In The World


So, you thought you were pretty well informed by now about all of the main players on the “conspiracy” playing field? You’ve maybe been hearing for years about (or bumped into on your own) the various elements of society who control our world from behind the scenes. 


You’ve gotten familiar with the role played by, for instance, the Khazarian Zionists  (who invented the word “Jew” to disguise their adopted heritage, as distinguished from the biblical Judeans), or the role played by the Banksters (banking gangsters) controlling the economies of the world, by


* the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations)

* the Trilateral Commission, the Bilderbergers

* the Committee of 300 (the 17 wealthiest so-called “elite” families)

* the Rothschilds in England

* Rockefellers in America

* Bronfmans in Canada



Sun, 02/19/2012 - 02:47 | 2174419 arizona11912
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A unified Eurobond will be sold once the fiscal integration occurs. Just wait, give it time. Eurobonds bitchez!!

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 16:05 | 2173411 constitutionalist
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Ill be in The Czech later this month. cant wait. gorgous, self sustained place with tons of room for real growth. one of the most free countries I have seen in a while, oh by the way, there are no credit cards there.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 16:07 | 2173423 Cheesy Bastard
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Gotta write Czechs.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 16:21 | 2173470 mr. mirbach
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your Czechs in the mail.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 16:45 | 2173522 A Nanny Moose
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Follow the bouncing Czech

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 17:53 | 2173667 francis_sawyer
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I still have Czechs, so I can't be out of money...

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 20:22 | 2173926 Don Birnam
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Rob me the ExCzecher the first thing thou dost, and do it with unwashed hands too.

- Falstaff

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 22:36 | 2174167 chindit13
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A Toast:  "May your last Czech bounce".

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 22:54 | 2174196 Hulk
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My last Czech was a kyte...

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 16:22 | 2175682 Ahmeexnal
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Czech self sustained?

Now that's a good joke.

How much oil do they produce? NatGas? Gold and Silver?

They even have to import their vodka from the Ukraine and Poland.


Sun, 02/19/2012 - 19:27 | 2176077 constitutionalist
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ok, you got me there, not "self sustained" completely. they can and do produce oil and natural gas. it was there where i first saw the natural gas vehicles. it was a mitzubishi montero. 

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 00:52 | 2174341 Errol
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Hmmm, reminds me of my youth, backdating Czechs...

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 16:52 | 2173529 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Absinthe:  The best of times, the worst of times.

-A Czech friend of mine

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 17:45 | 2173652 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1, even if hidden

Mmm, absinthe...

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 19:18 | 2173796 StychoKiller
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May the Green Fairy smack you upside the haid with her wings...:>D

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 11:41 | 2174772 Absinthe Minded
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Did someone call?

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 17:20 | 2173603 cossack55
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Have a Budvar on me. 

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 17:37 | 2173637 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The original Bud.  Talk about a corporation screwing over a company.  The original can't sell outside of the Czech.

Sat, 02/18/2012 - 20:17 | 2173914 Eally Ucked
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Not everybody wants to call rice shit a beer, but money is paying for the brand. I bet they will convince Americans in the near future that cammeles dung beer is the best and everybody will be ready to taste that unique brew with hay or brush after taste 

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 04:50 | 2174492 blunderdog
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With cherry or pumpkin spice.

Sun, 02/19/2012 - 19:28 | 2176082 constitutionalist
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they sell it in the US. "Czechvar".

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