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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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment hugovanderbubble
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Argentina is not Spain.

 

Spain IS LIKE ARGENTINiAN CORRALITO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fri, 06/15/2012 - 00:44 | Link to Comment Provocateur
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Uchtdorf

LOL! +1000!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:14 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment samsara
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Pink Slime is not Soylent Green

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 11:07 | Link to Comment i-dog
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... yet.

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:36 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment philipat
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The US is not Greece. The US is not Greece. Repeat after me.....

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

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

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

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

Obama is your typical US citizen president.

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

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 11:16 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment hitman1234
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awesome :)

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:20 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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Europe is not sane!

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

Credit Agricole is not lehman Bros

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:19 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Terminus C
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Fucked

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:21 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment timbo_em
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Nigel Farage is not Herman van Rompuy.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:49 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment sudzee
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"Greece is not important" .

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:26 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment tomAsss
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we are not fucked up !

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:43 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Bill D. Cat
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If my aunt had balls ......

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

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:55 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Agent P
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Everything south of Germany IS Germany.

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

"GREECE IS NOT"

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:39 | Link to Comment Ponzidream
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Lloyd Blankmind is not Mini Me

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

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

Silver is Jesus!

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:50 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Dempster
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I liked this one Mr Durden

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

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

 

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:18 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Lebensphilosoph
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Abortion is not infanticide.

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 08:57 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment kralizec
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Soylent Green is not people.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 09:28 | Link to Comment Grimbert
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 10:29 | Link to Comment viahj
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this time is not different

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

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

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

Thu, 06/14/2012 - 12:09 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Schmuck Raker
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It all depends on what your definition of 'IS' is.

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

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

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

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