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The Definitive Lesson In "New Normal" European Geography

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For your definitive documented "X is not Y" atlasing needs.

1. “Spain is not Greece.”
Elena Salgado, Spanish Finance minister, Feb. 2010

2. “Portugal is not Greece.”
The Economist, 22nd April 2010.

3. “Ireland is not in ‘Greek Territory.’”
Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan.

4. “Greece is not Ireland.”
George Papaconstantinou, Greek Finance minister, 8th November, 2010.

5. “Spain is neither Ireland nor Portugal.”
Elena Salgado, Spanish Finance minister, 16 November 2010.

6. “Neither Spain nor Portugal is Ireland.”
Angel Gurria, Secretary-general OECD, 18th November, 2010.

7. "Spain is not Uganda"
Rajoy to Guindos... Last weekend!

8. "Italy is not Spain"
Ed Parker, Fitch MD, 12 June 201

 

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Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:15 | 2524968 Dick Darlington
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*UGANDA'S ECONOMY TO GROW AT 3.2% THIS FISCAL YEAR (BBG)

Uganda is not Spain. lol

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:21 | 2524984 hugovanderbubble
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Argentina is not Spain.

 

Spain IS LIKE ARGENTINiAN CORRALITO

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:26 | 2524998 johnQpublic
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fukushima is not chernobyl

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:33 | 2525018 Element
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Pink slime is not meat

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:36 | 2525023 johnQpublic
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facebook is not microsoft

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:38 | 2525031 johnQpublic
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jon corzine is not bernie madoff

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:39 | 2525034 johnQpublic
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mitt romney is barak obama

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:45 | 2525053 Praetor
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I'm Spartacus.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:51 | 2525079 Short Memories
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Japan is not Greece

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:07 | 2525154 Uchtdorf
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Italy got Hungary and fried Turkey in Greece.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:31 | 2525212 Gief Gold Plox
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LIBOR is not a variable.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:49 | 2525336 Nussi34
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Euro is not Deutsche Mark!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:49 | 2525337 XitSam
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Deflation is not inflation.

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 00:44 | 2528359 Provocateur
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Uchtdorf

LOL! +1000!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:51 | 2525080 Manthong
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Th US is not Japan.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:46 | 2525056 tonyw
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Obama is not a great leader

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:39 | 2525037 Thomas
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Dimon is not Joe Dickhead

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:59 | 2525112 philipat
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Just A. Dickhead.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:39 | 2525030 Caviar Emptor
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This pot is not a kettle, don't be ridiculous!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:42 | 2525041 johnQpublic
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shit is not shinola

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:52 | 2525083 johnQpublic
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rand paul is not ron paul

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:54 | 2525086 Lebensphilosoph
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I'm not sure I follow you. Pink slime isn't meat.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:14 | 2525171 Polf
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Mechanically recovered meat is pink slime, basically you take what’s left of an animal and squeeze it through a fine sieve and then serve it as meat to school children 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:35 | 2525259 brooklynlou
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As long as Soylent Pink isnt made out of people I don't care. Its protein and the little buggers should be thrilled that they're getting something to eat ...

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 13:05 | 2526213 FeralSerf
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Why do you care if it's made from people?  Are you Ukrainian?

You like the new Japanese steak?

http://www.dailytech.com/Japanese+Make+Delicious+Nourishing+Steaks+From+...

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:25 | 2525221 samsara
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Pink Slime is not Soylent Green

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 11:07 | 2525687 i-dog
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... yet.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:21 | 2524985 slaughterer
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2012-2013 is not 2008-2009.  :-)

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:36 | 2525026 t_kAyk
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It would seem this decade is not like the last... 

http://libertytactics.com/2012/06/rockefeller-foundation-predicts-13000-dead-at-london-olympics-2012/

In the document, the Rockefeller Foundation ‘predicts’ that the decade of 2010-2020 will be named “The Doom Decade”, because of  a wave of terrorist attacks, natural disasters as well as civil uprisings and financial collapses.

The years 2010 to 2020 were dubbed the “doom decade” for good reason: the 2012 Olympic bombing, which killed 13,000, was followed closely by an earthquake in Indonesia killing 40,000, a tsunami that almost wiped out Nicaragua, and the onset of the West China Famine, caused by a once-in-a-millennium drought linked to climate change.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:37 | 2525029 philipat
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The US is not Greece. The US is not Greece. Repeat after me.....

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:46 | 2525301 Tramp Stamper
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Greece, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Italy and Uganda are not Iceland

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:15 | 2524970 N. B. Forrest
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The United States is not Europe...

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:15 | 2524971 Gold N Glocks
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Barack Obama is not American

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:48 | 2525061 AnAnonymous
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Barack Obama is not American
_____________

Obama is your typical US citizen president.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:16 | 2524972 achmachat
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Istanbul is Constantinople?! 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:40 | 2525038 philipat
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Istanbul WAS Constantinople. The US was a democracy.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 11:16 | 2525744 i-dog
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"The US was a democracy."

... prior to which it was, for a very short period, a republic ... prior to which it was, for nearly one and a half centuries, a relatively free country -- without any central government -- that succeeded in driving out the combined might of the British Empire and the East India Company....

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 00:50 | 2528369 Provocateur
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Why did constantinople get the works?

That's nobody's business but the Turks!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:16 | 2524974 hitman1234
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awesome :)

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:17 | 2524975 frenchie
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who is France ?

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:20 | 2524980 Terminus C
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France is Weimar Germany about to have its Rhur region invaded by the Germans (France). 

This is getting confusing...

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:18 | 2524976 SheepDog-One
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Europe is not sane!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:19 | 2524977 hugovanderbubble
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Bankia is not Credit Agricole

Credit Agricole is not lehman Bros

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:19 | 2524979 LULZBank
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Most complex set of simultaneous equations I have ever come across in my life.

How about we ask them, now thet we know what they are NOT, what exactly are they?

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:21 | 2524983 Terminus C
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Fucked

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:25 | 2524996 LULZBank
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Not quite. They are still arguing about positions.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:44 | 2525047 slaughterer
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Fucked is not fucked. 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:59 | 2525114 Lebensphilosoph
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Fucked up the arse. Anal sex is not sex.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:08 | 2525144 philipat
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I never had sexual relations with that woman.

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 11:17 | 2525758 i-dog
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Eatin' ain't cheatin'.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:20 | 2524981 Poor Grogman
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make me laugh..

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:21 | 2524986 LULZBank
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1. “Spain is not Greece.”
2. “Portugal is not Greece.”
3. “Ireland is not in ‘Greek Territory.’”
4. “Greece is not Ireland.”
5. “Spain is neither Ireland nor Portugal.”
6. “Neither Spain nor Portugal is Ireland.”
7. "Spain is not Uganda"
8. "Italy is not Spain"

But they all are equally BROKE. Can we agree on that?

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:22 | 2524987 timbo_em
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Nigel Farage is not Herman van Rompuy.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:49 | 2525070 AnAnonymous
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Too bad for them.

It means they cant consume when there is a lot to consume.

They are missing the wagon of abudancy, soon to be depleted by US citizens. Wont be a rerun.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:23 | 2524991 sudzee
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"Greece is not important" .

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:26 | 2524997 WoodMizer
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California is not Florida

Rhode Island is neither Georgia or Alabama 

Texas is not like Notrh Dakota

Hawaii is nothing like Alaska

Washington DC is like Hell

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:29 | 2525000 Mercury
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Europe is not a union.

 

If it truly were no one would be making statements like those.

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:27 | 2525001 tomAsss
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we are not fucked up !

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:28 | 2525003 scatterbrains
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the freakcovery is not inflationistic

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:43 | 2525046 Caviar Emptor
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Precisely! That's why there's biflation. Call it a jobless_reflationary_frackcovery

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:28 | 2525004 Bill D. Cat
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If my aunt had balls ......

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:01 | 2525125 tonyw
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she'd still not be your uncle.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:29 | 2525006 LULZBank
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I think they will get even more confused when they ask themselves "Who am I/we?"

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:29 | 2525007 Mister Ponzi
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Syria is not Libya

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:55 | 2525091 Benjamin Glutton
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Iran is not Iraq, 2012 is not 1979, and Obama is not W.

 

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:30 | 2525009 Agent P
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Everything south of Germany IS Germany.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:30 | 2525010 sudzee
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And of course the definative Monday moring headline:

"GREECE IS NOT"

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:31 | 2525012 johnQpublic
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fiat is not money

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:33 | 2525016 Catullus
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Italy is not Spain. Italian 10 years aren't at 7% yet!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:37 | 2525028 Karl von Bahnhof
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This is not good

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:34 | 2525019 RobD
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Jobless claims are not down.

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:47 | 2525059 tonyw
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A recovery without jobs is not a recovery.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:35 | 2525021 LULZBank
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Europe applying Cartesian method to identify themselves.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:37 | 2525024 Henry Chinaski
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USA are not the USSR.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:37 | 2525027 Irene
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Does this all depend on what the definition of "is not" is not?

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:39 | 2525032 Ponzidream
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:41 | 2525040 I Am The Unknow...
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Lloyd Blankmind is not Mini Me

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:42 | 2525042 mess nonster
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Justin Bieber is not Shaun Cassidy

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:43 | 2525044 HastyP
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Gold is God!

Silver is Jesus!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:43 | 2525045 RiverRoad
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And they all deserve each other.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:50 | 2525049 Sudden Debt
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I JUST LOVED PLAYING "WHO IS IT" AS A KID!!

DOES HE WEAR A HAT?

DOES HE HAS GLASSES?

http://www.gefladder.nl/img/gefladder/05/wie-is-het.jpg

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:24 | 2525216 Grimbert
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Why is it when I read your posts your avatar's arms move really fast, but when I stare at you you slow down?

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:47 | 2525057 Dempster
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I liked this one Mr Durden

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:50 | 2525072 Mitzibitzi
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Processed Cheese Food is neither cheese nor food

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:59 | 2525107 Sudden Debt
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but you do eat it right?

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:18 | 2525195 Mitzibitzi
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Not willingly, no. Don't eat very much that comes out of a can, tube or packet, actually. Impossible to avoid it completely, of course - Countrywide stole all the money I had put by to buy 'my' farm... sigh!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:57 | 2525100 Lebensphilosoph
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Abortion is not infanticide.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:57 | 2525101 ptoemmes
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42luHhrsNhg

The Walrus

I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together.
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly.
I'm crying.

Sitting on a cornflake, waiting for the van to come.
Corporation tee-shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday.
Man, you been a naughty boy, you let your face grow long.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

Mister City Policeman sitting
Pretty little policemen in a row.
See how they fly like Lucy in the Sky, see how they run.
I'm crying, I'm crying.
I'm crying, I'm crying.

Yellow matter custard, dripping from a dead dog's eye.
Crabalocker fishwife, pornographic priestess,
Boy, you been a naughty girl you let your knickers down.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob.

Sitting in an English garden waiting for the sun.
If the sun don't come, you get a tan
From standing in the English rain.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob.

Expert textpert choking smokers,
Don't you think the joker laughs at you?
See how they smile like pigs in a sty,
See how they snide.
I'm crying.

Semolina pilchard, climbing up the Eiffel Tower.
Elementary penguin singing Hari Krishna.
Man, you should have seen them kicking Edgar Allan Poe.
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen.
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob.
Goo goo g'joob g'goo goo g'joob g'goo.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:58 | 2525105 kralizec
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Soylent Green is not people.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:00 | 2525118 StychoKiller
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Nixon is NOT a crook!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:01 | 2525123 StychoKiller
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Clinton did NOT have sex with that woman(s)! :>D

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:04 | 2525137 Lebensphilosoph
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Maybe, but Hilary has sure had a few in her time.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:06 | 2525148 Lebensphilosoph
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The South wasn't right.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:14 | 2525174 I Am Not a Copp...
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Earth is not Mars

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:27 | 2525228 diana_in_spain
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911 IS NOT an alqueada job

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:35 | 2525260 Lebensphilosoph
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Al Quaeda is not a CIA invention.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 10:29 | 2525507 viahj
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this time is not different

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 10:40 | 2525566 Me_Myself_and_I
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This dollar is not gold

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 11:30 | 2525829 Lebensphilosoph
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Some people do not not understand sarcasm.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 12:08 | 2525975 spooncutter
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this may be the best thing ive ever read. thanks td!

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 12:09 | 2525979 Grand Supercycle
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Rally warning continues...

Despite stockbears with their pre-election jitters, SPX choppy bullish daily & USDX bearish daily charts strengthen.

Significant equity / EURUSD upside & USDX retracement ahead.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-24/market-analysis

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 12:11 | 2525987 Schmuck Raker
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It all depends on what your definition of 'IS' is.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 12:53 | 2526171 drysafe
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Obama is not Gorbachev

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 21:30 | 2527908 widget
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Standing rebutal: "No, but X is AS Y"

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 21:32 | 2527914 widget
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Obama is not the son of a black cummunist pornographer

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