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First Freedom Watch Cancelled, Now Colbert Suspended?

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It appears that slowly but surely the NDAA equivalent for the less than compliant on air mainstream media is picking up steam. First it was Napolitano's Freedom Watch getting cancelled by Fox (ostensibly for his endorsement of Ron Paul but who knows) some days ago, and now Politico reports that that political uber-lampoon Stephen Colbert has been also temporarily "suspended". From Politico: "The late-night comedy program hosted by Stephen Colbert will suspend production for at least two days this week, POLITICO has confirmed. The Colbert Report, the home of relentless parodying of super PACs and the campaign finance system, will not air original episodes on Wednesday or Thursday. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the show will air repeat episodes on Wednesday, February 15 and Thursday, February 16,” Comedy Central Senior VP for Communications Steve Albani told POLITICO. Albani would not comment on the specific reasons for the suspension. It is expected that the suspension of original production will not be indefinite, and that the show will return soon." We can only hope that the ringing endorsement of freedom of speech by CC owner Viacom was not a major reason of the "uncommented" reasons for the suspension. Or lack thereof as the case may be in the US these days.

Below is a defining clip from the now cancelled Freedom Watch.

Incidentally, here is the letter that Andrew Napolitano sent to his fans post cancellation:

Dear Friends--


Many of you are not happy with the cancellation of FreedomWatch, and you have sent emails to my Fox colleagues expressing that unhappiness. In television, shows are cancelled all the time. Two of my former shows have been cancelled, and after each cancellation, Fox has rewarded me with more and better work. This cancellation--along with others that accompanied it--was the result of a business judgment here, and is completely unrelated to the FreedomWatch message. It would make a world of a difference for all of us, if you would KINDLY STOP SENDING EMAILS TO FOX.


I am well. Your values are strong. I will continue to articulate those values here at Fox. But the emails many of you are sending are unfairly interfering with my work and that of my colleagues here. The emails even violate our values because they interfere with the use of private property. I have accepted the cancellation decision with good cheer and a sense of gearing up for the future. You should as well.


As a favor to me, and as I have asked this past weekend, PLEASE STOP SENDING EMAILS TO MY COLLEAGUES AT FOX ABOUT THE CANCELLATION OF FreedomWatch; and please stop NOW.


All the best,   apn.


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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:01 | 2165896 fightthepower
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Screw you Rothschilds!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:08 | 2165951 Badabing
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time to act! take my Colbert report will you?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:09 | 2165962 johnQpublic
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all your opinion is belong to us

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:16 | 2166001 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Remember when Luke Rudowski chatted Colbert up from the audience?  Luke is the man.  Colbert's pretty cool too.  I wonder if Colbert is going to rethink exactly how far the rabbit hole goes?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:23 | 2166021 MillionDollarBonus_
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Are you kidding me? “Judge” Napolitano has been using his ridiculous show to promote ludicrous conspiracy theories, crackpot economics and broadcast countless libertarian nut jobs who in fact represent a tiny minority of Americans. Now that this preposterous show has been cancelled, at least he can no longer embarrass himself and his lunatic supporters in front of shocked and horrified American public. As for Mr. Colbert, I admit I have enjoyed some of his work over the years. However his relentless mocking of legitimate campaign contributions has crossed the line somewhat.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:27 | 2166042 fuu
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Too cliche.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:35 | 2166078 slewie the pi-rat
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just empty the magazine into the string-jumping MSM troll!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:43 | 2166113 spiral_eyes
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It's not trolling. It's parody. 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:55 | 2166157 slewie the pi-rat
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not when he jumps every string to fuk up the site with shit you couldn't fuking comprehend if you lived to be a hundred, you ignorant fuking toy-boy asswipe!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:18 | 2166267 knukles
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I'm with you, slewie.
Propaganda of reeducation camps.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:39 | 2166344 Thomas
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I'm just pissed that I underbudgeted for guns and ammo this year.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:41 | 2166355 smlbizman
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keiser has a clip of colbert at the ap dinner...somewhat roasting gwb...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:45 | 2167088 Temporalist
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I'm surprised it wasn't mentioned on here that Stephen Colbert, on Morning Joe, said that Ron Paul would be his choice for Republican presidential candidate:


Stephen Colbert Likes Ron Paul!!!!

clip from Jan 20, 2012


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:03 | 2166431 10mm
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Make it happen.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:14 | 2166491 Red Raspberry
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I shorted myself on PM funds but have plenty for peanut butter.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:42 | 2166818 FEDbuster
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Hell, I sold some gold to buy more food and ammo.  PM's will continue to go up, but so is food and other supplies.  The shit blizzard is coming, and you better be prepared.

Like Max Keiser said to Alex Jones last week, the battle for rule of law ended with MFG stealing billions of dollars from customer's segregated accounts.  We lost, the banksters have won.  It's time to move into the final preparedness stages and try to survive.  The battlefield without rule of law has begun, did you miss the starting gun?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:01 | 2166422 BLOTTO
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He is worse than a troll - he is a traitor to the good people.

Here we are *most of us* trying our best to come up with ways to protect ourselves from the fuckin EE in every and all aspects - and this guy mocks and belittles every move we the good people are trying to make. And he is wrong 90% of the time...consistently...


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:44 | 2166117 francis_sawyer
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Look! a shark! JUMP!...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:04 | 2166442 fuu
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You do it better.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:50 | 2166144 roadhazard
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At least we still have Lush Rimbaugh and Glen Beck. :rolleyes: 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:56 | 2166165 tradebot
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The Dems on this Forum blow me away...but they are closet stackers just in case RL, GB and the like are wonders why they are reading here.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:04 | 2166205 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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RL and GB aren't right about much.  Those two are crazier than crazy.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:08 | 2166459 FrankThinkTank
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GB did call gold. I'll give him that. And the incremental loss of our freedom under Obummer, but so did every sane person.

ZH is indeed being overrun by liberals masquerading as libertarians.  

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:42 | 2166599 BlueCollaredOne
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Don't fret, and here's my take on why not to...

The occupy movement has woken up alot of what I would consider to the "Facebook generation."  They may not have actually been protesting, but they were passing images along of posters held by occupiers.  I know this because my girlfriend, who is as unpolitical as they come, was showing me images that people were sending her.

This raises awareness, and people begin to ask questions and research once the MSM fails to address the need for information.  It is my belief that somehow people stumble on to this site, and realise that it really does support the idea that the entire system is broken, and supports that idea with the most amazing array of minds/charts/pictures the world has to offer.  I speak from experience because I found this site on accident as well while I was doing a little after reading "End teh Fed"

This same generation has had everything handed to us from birth.  None of us have had hard childhoods, besides divorces,death etc.  Our parents tell us of how there parents had two jobs, McDonalds was a treat, and going to the movies was a huge deal.  We know nothing of struggle/sacrifice.  So when we see the libertarian idealogy of cutting social programs, not giving us bailouts for student loans, etc, that scares some of us. 

Give them time, they will wake up and realise that there is no other way.  Big government programs will not fix big government programs.  If they are smart enough to find this site, they will be smart enough to see the error in there "liberal" ways.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:48 | 2166625 fuu
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+1 for the bio.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:50 | 2166635 GoldenTool
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Pulling internet shutdown switch in 3, 2, 1...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:47 | 2166836 caconhma
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Judge Andrew Napolitano and FreedomWatch at FOX News are just stink to the high Haven.

FOX News is a disgusting and lying Zionist Mafia propaganda outlet. So, this POS cares about freedom and democracy? WOW. One must be a total imbecile to believe in it.

Judge Andrew Napolitano reminds me Clint Eastwood: both are very good actors but very phony individuals.


Fri, 02/17/2012 - 03:30 | 2168696 thefatasswilly
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"If they are smart enough to find this site, they will be smart enough to see the error in their 'liberal' ways."

LOL. No, they won't. People are idiots. Even a lot of the 'old timers' on this site can't see beyond the groupthink present here.

Read Fight Club, for fuck's sake.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:55 | 2166161 Black Friday
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I really hope, that by this point, people only vote down your comments based on the quality of your satire and not for any other reason...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:01 | 2166191 karzai_luver
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MDB is a national treasure , he states the feelings of more than 80-90% of the u.s. pop.


Have no doubt, he is a true revealer of that truth.

They really are that fucked up.


He is the Colbert of ZH , it can't be any more clear than that.

Great postings MDB, salute.


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:35 | 2166331 Taint Boil
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MBD is awsome - surprised that some don't "get it".

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:56 | 2166405 Clampit
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I think most "get it", the question is wether to approve with the up or down arrow? Being the material is disingenuous, and given the current count, it seems an approval vote for satire is thumbs down. I'd also venture to guess this has been covered before ad nauseum, apologies.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:15 | 2167909 the PTB
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I must concur.  The MDB engages in entertaining sarcasm that is lost on all too many.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:32 | 2166558 Bansters-in-my-...
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Just stoped by to say,Fuck You ,you smelly piece of shit MinnionDollarBonus....

You and the likes of you make me puke....

Fuck Off.!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:35 | 2166570 JW n FL
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who in fact represent a tiny minority of Americans.

Most Americans have enjoyed the Fluoride in the Public Water Supply for to, too Long! and then there is of course the Public School System..

as well the Books.. the shelves and libraries filled with Propaganda that changes the way you think.. at the very core!

and college.. so you could study those books.. soak in the ideas contained therein.

our Chief Justice of the Supreme Court!

he Swore before congress that he was a Supporter of the Constitution, Strictly!

hence we have Corporations as people and money as free speech!


I hope ALL of these Baby Boomers Burn in Hell!



Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:02 | 2166676 walküre
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I hope ALL of these Baby Boomers Burn in Hell!

Yup, they've done us in for good. They invented "free love". Why couldn't they invent free money, too? No, then they grew up and out of their hippie ways. Changed their approach and became lazy corporate leeches. But their mind is still full of holes from smoking all that weed hence their complete lack of compassion for anyone else but themselves. Weenies! Oh, forgot. They have compassion if it pays.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:45 | 2166614 collon88
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MDB...your obvious sarcasm goes unappreciated once again. 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:52 | 2166855 WhiteNight123129
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MDB, you just fake it so well it is hilarious. I think MDB should work as the spokeperson of the white house for life, it would work regardless of who wins the elections. 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:01 | 2166894 AchtungAffen
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legitimate campaign contributions? If one thing's been made clear by the Colbert Report, is that the American electoral system is a joke. And a bad one. It's just ludicrous that the shit they did at CR was legal.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 22:28 | 2168124 DeadFred
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HaHa, I was the #100 red arrow!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:55 | 2166874 Phil Free
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...ARE belong to us.



Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:13 | 2165982 battle axe
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Touch Colbert and blood will darken the streets.....

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:54 | 2166156 Transformer
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What will Stewart do?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 19:47 | 2167705 UP Forester
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Go to his brother, Larry Liebowitz, the COO of NYSE, and get Colbert a job at CNBC?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:02 | 2165897 Cognitive Dissonance
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Not surprising at all. It's all taken directly from the Fascist play book. When the world fills with lies and subterfuge, the truth (or anything that even smells like a truth other than the "official" one) must be aggressively stamped out.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:03 | 2165918 tekhneek
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During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.

- George Orwell

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:04 | 2165931 disabledvet
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We can still call 'em losers though can't we?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:09 | 2165943 tekhneek
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More like terrorists, or thought criminals I think.

Damn 1st amendment junkies.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:15 | 2165995 redpill
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Definitely domestic terrorists, especially if they carry seditious documents with them like a copy of the Constitution.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:02 | 2166185 JW n FL
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or if you carry a Bible.. (any Bible)


or a United States Silver (out performs Gold) or Gold coin.. (or any Hall Mark or non-Hall Marked Silver or Gold)


BUT! if you carry a copy of the Constitution of the United States, a Bible (any Bible will do) and a United States Silver or Gold Coin (let alone another hallmark) YOU! ARE!! HEADED!!! to a FEMA camp in the Long Run! and you will be receiving 24 hour surveillance for now.


And if you are Protesting the Government.. in any way.. Pro this or anti that.. makes no difference!

And carrying any or all of the above! WOW!! You are headed to GITMO! Which is supposed to be closed? Isn’t it?



And last but not least.. if you served Your Country in the Armed Services! You are at the TOP! Of the List for being a Terrorist!



Obama Lie of Closing Gitmo!


Gold Bugs are Terrorists!


Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Home Grown Christians Trying to Protect the Constitution are now Terrorists Propaganda!

And! As well!!

Veterans who fight for their Country and who swore and Oath to defend the constitution are Terrorists! Says DHS!


Signed, Christian Constitutionalist

P.S. Don't forget!! “See Something? Say Something!” and here is the link for you ---- >


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:39 | 2166349 mick_richfield
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YOU! ARE!! HEADED!!! to a FEMA camp

Do you think they'll have any in warm climates?  Man I do not want to go to Minot or some place like that.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:13 | 2166480 JW n FL
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We can huddle together in the cold..

stacked in an Agenda 21 Sustainable Housing Unit.

Watch this first ----> 

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While it is important to be good stewards of our planet, the sustainable development movement has been co-opted by an aggressive agenda to rewild America (The Wildlands Project) and reduce automobile usage and unnecessary travel by gradually shifting people into high density urban areas supported by mixed use dwellings (Smart Growth.)

Often the planning process to meet these objectives confiscates private property rights through imminent domain or conservation easements. The outcome is not a safer planet, but rather, an unrecognizable nation most would strongly oppose. When advanced community by community, most do not realize the bigger picture.

Please share this video with your friends and get the word out that our American Freedoms are being threatened!

Some Resources:

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Agenda 21, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the Statement of principles for the Sustainable Management of Forests were adopted by more than 178 Governments at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in Rio de Janerio, Brazil, 3 to 14 June 1992.

The Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD) was created in December 1992 to ensure effective follow-up of UNCED, to monitor and report on implementation of the agreements at the local, national, regional and international levels. It was agreed that a five year review of Earth Summit progress would be made in 1997 by the United Nations General Assembly meeting in special session.

The full implementation of Agenda 21, the Programme for Further Implementation of Agenda 21 and the Commitments to the Rio principles, were strongly reaffirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) held in Johannesburg, South Africa from 26 August to 4 September 2002.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:22 | 2166531 JW n FL
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In the United States, the availability of ex parte orders or decrees from both federal and state courts is sharply limited by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments, which provide that a person shall not be deprived of any interest in liberty or property without due process of law. In practice this has been interpreted to require adequate notice of the request for judicial relief and an opportunity to be heard concerning the merits of such relief. A court order issued on the basis of an ex parte proceeding, therefore, will necessarily be temporary and interim in nature, and the person(s) affected by the order must be given an opportunity to contest the appropriateness of the order before it can be made permanent.

The phrase has also traditionally been used in the captions of petitions for the writ of habeas corpus, which were (and in some jurisdictions, still are) styled as "Ex parte Doe", where Doe was the name of the petitioner who was alleged to be wrongfully held. As the Supreme Court's description of nineteenth century practice in Ex parte Milligan shows, however, such proceedings were not ex parte in any significant sense. The prisoner's ex parte application sought only an order requiring the person holding the prisoner to appear before the court to justify the prisoner's detention; no order requiring the freeing of a prisoner could be given until after the jailer was given the opportunity to contest the prisoner's claims at a hearing on the merits.



Wake Up!

never mind! its your childrens Problem(s)!

you lived the lie so you could retire in ignorant bliss!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:59 | 2166889 Chupacabra-322
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@ JW n FL, BTW, I'm in FL as well. 

When they ask you “how do you plea?” they are attempting to CONTRACT with your LEGAL FICTION,STRAWMAN,ALL CAPS NAME VERSION OF YOU. From my research some people have been successful with “I dont plea, wish to contract.”I demand common law jurisdiction, I waive all benefits.” Dont let them plea for you, they cant, only you or you representitive can. All courts are CONTRACT COURTS, AND JUDGES ARE EXECUTIVE ADMINISTRATORS OF THE CORPORATION,NOT JUDGES.


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:16 | 2166981 Phil Free
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Here it comes.  The Bill of Rights -- VOID where prohibited by law.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:16 | 2165999 JPM Hater001
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I just want to say, just incase anyone from the FBI or Homeland or TSA or Butt Monkey squad are listening in I have nothing to do with this.

And in thier absence, quality takedown bitchez...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:24 | 2166030 tekhneek
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But you replied... so... to the bunker it is.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:14 | 2166241 JW n FL
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He has provided Material Support Viewing ZeroHedge!

I Provide Material Support by sharing the this information in any and all ways I can think of.. as long as it does not interfere with my watching Dancing wiff da Starz or Big Brother! or Jim Cramer on Fast Money (as in how to lose your money Fast!).

it is easy to be a Lazy, CNBC watching Material Support Providing American!



did you know that the Slave trade was Controlled by Jews?

did you know that a Jewish Judge Blocked a PBS (Public Broadcast System) News Special on the sourced and sited facts that were provided by??? Yep! the Jewish Historical Society? LULZ! You just could NOT! make up shit like this! The truth is ALWAYS more fucked up than a Lie!


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:40 | 2167014 Phil Free
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Do not panic.  Please wait calmly; resistance is futile.  The Men In Black will be arriving at your location shortly for de-briefing.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:08 | 2166221 Raisuli
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I thought I was an independent thinker, then I read ZH and find that my thoughts are irrelevant. Oh well...

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:18 | 2166263 JW n FL
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what thoughts do you have?

are they based on numerical fact?

you do understand that this is Fight Club.. not huggy, lets talk about your feelings becuase Mommy took the titty away to soon club.

maybe Huffington Post has a corner you can cry yourself to sleep in?

if you have something to share?

if you have facts that will help your fellow man get a better grasp on reality?

if you have an idea you would like to bounce off of a group that will vet the idea...

then this is the place.. but if you are looking for someone to hold you fucking hand and whisper in your ear how special you are.. you came to the wrong place.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:29 | 2166302 Piranhanoia
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Your beliefs do not reality make.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:44 | 2166366 mick_richfield
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Actually Yoda, I think it's a pretty short causality chain from beliefs to reality. 

The US is made out of beliefs, innit?  And so are all its troubles.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:13 | 2166483 Clampit
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I like to tell the kids that Stanta Claus is every bit as real as the dollar bills he brings. It's the little things that really stick and change your life permanently when you discobver the hidden truth; my physics professor's father used to tell her that riding the outermost horses on the merry-go-round gives you a longer ride. Appearantly it worked.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:08 | 2166471 Raisuli
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My thoughts are based upon my biological entity. I am lacking verifiable reference to anything otherwise. I like numbers. I like the notion that there is no number for infinity or the space between two numbers. In the attempt to apprehend reality, facts seem to get in the way. What if this place is not how you say?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:52 | 2166612 JW n FL
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I was encouraging you to be part of a conversation that would benefit as many as possible. How I dare to Dream!

if you want to talk in circles and masturbate publicly to satisfy your ego.. then maybe when you are older my encouragement will resonate within you differently than today.

God Knows there are NOT! Enough.. Nor! could there ever be, enough people in the World.. just being one with themselves.

there are more than a couple of your kind everywhere... here included.

good luck with that and enjoy!



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White Paper

July 17, 2006

Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America

by Radley Balko

Radley Balko is a policy analyst specializing in civil liberties issues and is the author of the Cato study, "Back Door to Prohibition: The New War on Social Drinking."

Executive Summary

Americans have long maintained that a man's home is his castle and that he has the right to defend it from unlawful intruders. Unfortunately, that right may be disappearing. Over the last 25 years, America has seen a disturbing militarization of its civilian law enforcement, along with a dramatic and unsettling rise in the use of paramilitary police units (most commonly called Special Weapons and Tactics, or SWAT) for routine police work. The most common use of SWAT teams today is to serve narcotics warrants, usually with forced, unannounced entry into the home.

These increasingly frequent raids, 40,000 per year by one estimate, are needlessly subjecting nonviolent drug offenders, bystanders, and wrongly targeted civilians to the terror of having their homes invaded while they're sleeping, usually by teams of heavily armed paramilitary units dressed not as police officers but as soldiers. These raids bring unnecessary violence and provocation to nonviolent drug offenders, many of whom were guilty of only misdemeanors. The raids terrorize innocents when police mistakenly target the wrong residence. And they have resulted in dozens of needless deaths and injuries, not only of drug offenders, but also of police officers, children, bystanders, and innocent suspects.

This paper presents a history and overview of the issue of paramilitary drug raids, provides an extensive catalogue of abuses and mistaken raids, and offers recommendations for reform.

Botched Paramilitary Police Raids: An Interactive Map


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:27 | 2167035 Phil Free
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Then there is no cause for alarm, for you are but a figment of my imagination.  Silly me.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:07 | 2166453 BLOTTO
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Only puny secrets need protection. Big discoveries are protected by public incredulity.

~Marshall Mcluhan

(The Medium is the Message)

Fri, 02/17/2012 - 08:49 | 2168937 Kobe Beef
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Dear tekhneek,

We are witnessing Thoughtcrime and Crimespeak in reality, now. The Thoughtpolice also pulled Pat Buchanan recently.

Napolitano should sue, but he's probably been corporate-waivered on that front.

Like the rest of the Bill of Rights, Judicial Marxism has made the First Amendment a dead letter. I honestly presume it will take a fight to their deaths to restore it again.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:08 | 2165953 RunningMan
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@CD - I'm surprised it has taken this long.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:30 | 2166305 Silver Dreamer
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I'm not.  Fox News wasn't just made to profit from the nationalism after 2001.  It had a mission, and it accomplished it well.  Hell, for a time there, I even fell for it.  The alternative liberty message on the network cannot be allowed anymore however.  Too many people are awakening to the truth, and who wants to promote even more doing the same?  har har

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:27 | 2166045 karzai_luver
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He would not be allowed on if he wasn't an approved stooge and no adverts would support him.


He is a weak con man for the fascist bums who run this corrupt lawless shithole.


I am sure the terrorist child killer obama is tuned in every night to his "comedy".


He is a reflection of not a lampoon but a mirror on the lawless terror state that is the u.s.


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:47 | 2166131 Cognitive Dissonance
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Thus the reason I said......

"the truth (or anything that even smells like a truth other than the "official" one) must be aggressively stamped out."

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:57 | 2166173 karzai_luver
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I respect your postings, but he is pushing the truth as the system wants it pushed.


He is the actual truther-ness that the fawning "oppostition" can support.


They feel they are getting a "truth" , but that "truth" is wrapped in a cloud of bullshit.

He makes the "real truths" behind the curtain stay behind the curtain.

He lampoons those who want the pub and/or to be made to look as kind of evil, in a good u.s. way of course.


He is the outlet valve for the terror cries.


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:17 | 2166245 Cognitive Dissonance
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I fully agree that he could easily be some kind of controlled opposition/puppet. Thus my reference to.....

"the truth (or anything that even smells like a truth other than the "official" one) must be aggressively stamped out."

One of the purposes of a controlled opposition/puppet is to appear to be on the side of the opposition in order to influence and even steer the opposition. And to give the opposition an outlet for their righteous indignation that is a few levels lower than burning police cars in the city streets. :>)

I suspect we shall see other "faces/voices" pop up to replace the Judge and I will be listening carefully. I try to follow a basic philosophy. Remain skeptical........but don't close my mind.

We are in general agreement Sir. I have an acid test for any 'truth' speaker and that test is how they deal with 9/11 and other verboten (to the powers that be) subjects.

BTW this gives the Judge an immense boost of credibility to those out there who have a casual relationship to "truth" and want to latch on to someone who has been branded by the "system" as bad. Nice resume building if he is controlled or even if he just has his own agenda. Ultimately we must all look within and decide if we really should be following.......or leading.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:33 | 2166319 Piranhanoia
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Hear hear. If he refers to people at Fox as colleagues,  his values are suspect, his concern for truth is malleable if not farcical.  Fax does not report on the issues that he discussed.  Ever.  Don't they call others that say what he does traitors?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:38 | 2166342 Silver Dreamer
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Such provided leaders are an excellent way to shut down your opposition at key moments as well.  Those of us on here already know that network TV is a lost cause, and we shouldn't be surprised by its controlled content.  The timing of such cancellations and what comes after them however are definitely worth tracking from a planning and propaganda perspective.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:49 | 2166628 trav7777
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what do you mean how they deal with 9/11?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 22:12 | 2168071 StychoKiller
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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:25 | 2166293 NotApplicable
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Everything you say can be true, yet he still could've "crossed the line" by going farther than they liked.

As long as he's silly and the ad dollars keep rolling in, he's their guy. If he gets too serious though (ala Carlin),  then it's time for a trip to the woodshed.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:22 | 2166278 vast-dom
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or maybe it's all inverted psych (ops) and this is all staged -- reverse psychology in media and politics....what if......if......THERE IS NO TRUTH!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:59 | 2166410 vened
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Fascism ( /?fæ??z?m/) is a radical authoritarian nationalist political ideology.

There is NO nationalism in Amerikwa (it even has hate laws to prevent Whites from that.)  Are you referring to Zionist play book to f@@k Amerikwans then?  

Also,  i cannot find any refernces to Fascist play book.  Very interested though.  Please provide the links.

p.s.  You seem to confuse Amerkwan malaise of [Jewish Karl Mordechai/Marx] Communism (class conflict as paradigm) with  [Italian, Mussolini /German, Hitler] Fascism (nationalist conflict as paradigm).  Humans are naturally wired for nationalism BTW.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 19:33 | 2167665 blunderdog
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There is NO nationalism in Amerikwa (it even has hate laws to prevent Whites from that.)

That's wrong--you sound like a KKKer. 

"Nationalism" is not inherently ethnic or related to any racial classification.  That's why there's a form of nationalism called "ethnic nationalism."

Hate laws to prevent "whites" from what?  What "nation" are whites from?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 11:59 | 2165899 Clint Liquor
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They are cancelling the only show worth watching on Fox.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:05 | 2165938 Yamaha
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Your correct - it is the only show worth watching. Maybe we will see him move to Aljazzera where the seems to me more freedom............

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:15 | 2165996 Fluffybunny
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You have to remember that they canceled alot of shows on Fox Business as it was anything but profitable.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:17 | 2166007 Lost Wages
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I think Russia Today would be more likely to hire him than Al Jazeera. But Al Jazeera probably has more money.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:21 | 2166018 johnQpublic
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...........or russia today show

he could be on with max keiser

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:57 | 2166170 I Got Worms
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How the hell do I get RT on my cable? I'm in Austin, and had UVerse, then recently switched to Time Warner to save some dough, and they don't have it either. I have AppleTV too, and thought I might catch it on Vimeo, but no dice. How the fuck can I watch RT on my tube??

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:13 | 2166246 NotApplicable
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Ch. 280 on Dish.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:53 | 2166396 johnQpublic
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they are on comcast, the net of course, and zillions of clips on utube etc

i also livestream it

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:54 | 2166397 dick cheneys ghost
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if u cant get it on streams live on the internet..........

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:27 | 2166551 BlueCollaredOne
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Does Apple TV support Youtube?  If so all of the decent RT shows are good about putting their show in entireity on youtube.  If not check your local public access channels.  Im in DC and when i scroll through my menu's it never actually says "RT."  One day I was channel surfing and saw Max Keiser's name on the list though and now I know what channel RT is.  It is also bunched together with Al Jazeera, and a few other Asia new's sources in regards to channel numbers so if you know what channel for Al Jazeera is, maybe RT is nearby. 

Hope I helped man, RT has actually helped wake up a few of my friends/family. Adam Kokesh (one of the hosts of a show on RT) is putting on a Veterans for Ron Paul march in DC so you know they have some good people on air.

It's really interesting when you think about how the network is funded by the KGB and what its motives could be.  Perhaps they view libertarian views as isolationist, which would in turn allow them to attack Georgia, fund our middle eastern "enemies", etc.  That should not be of concern though, as today there is an increasing spiritual awakening throughout the entire world of simply built around the idea of freedom.  Russia's people would revolt before being led down a road of imperialism.  This would happen with every country.  I mean, can anyone name a country that you would consider who's population is not disgusted with its political leaders?  I can't.

Thanks for the soapbox ZH, its nice to be amongst other thought criminals.  Maybe one day we will all be cellmates....



Thu, 02/16/2012 - 21:30 | 2167946 Vlad Tepid
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You'll have to search through each of 700 channels.  Cable companies don't usually list RT as a channel - they call it "Paid Advertising" or something in the program listings.  You'll only find it by flipping or looking on message boards in your area.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:25 | 2166024 GeneMarchbanks
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'Aljazzera where the seems to me more freedom...........'

Is that the 24hr Jazz network?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:48 | 2166626 BlueCollaredOne
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That would be pretty damn ironic.  Al Jazeera is the state run network of UAE, the same UAE that does not allow its citizens to voite, censors it's media, and does not allow free speech.

Napolitano is a man of principle, and wouldn't go to Al Jazeera because of such

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:15 | 2165997 Bloodstock
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AND THAT IS WHY I AM SO EXCITED! There will now be less reasons to ever turn on the boob tube again. Now it will be even harder for Fox, CBS, CNN, etc. to spread their propaganda and bullshit. TRUTH IS WINNING! Tar and feather the bitches are afraid and are running scared!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:00 | 2166362 Taint Boil
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LOL Fox News


How Fox "News" Makes You Stupid


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:05 | 2165910 tmosley
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It's a bad sign when the king starts killing the fools at court.

*Note I am referring to the SHAKESPEARIAN fool.  For a brief analysis on the Shakespearian fool, read here:

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:05 | 2165939 disabledvet
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Lot less sex that's fer sure.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:01 | 2165912 PicassoInActions
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they need to bring 24 back.... 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:04 | 2166686 walküre
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Why? The troops have left Iraq and the mission has been *accomplished*. Jack Bauer has done his part in demonstrating to Americans (and much of the world) why we need strict enforcement and *terrorism* laws.

You realize that "24" was a piece of their propaganda at the time, right?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:02 | 2165919 Yen Cross
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Colbert is a worthless loud mouth TOOL. So is his wife Jon Stewart!

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:07 | 2165949 GMadScientist
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That ass surgery still smarts doesn't it Mr Beck?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:16 | 2166002 bag holder
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Disagree with the comment, laughed at "his wife Jon Stewart".

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:26 | 2166038 JPM Hater001
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Actually, much like MDB I have come to appreciate the irony in their reporting as once again reality is truly stranger than fiction.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:36 | 2166085 JPM Hater001
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And like the judge I think John Stewart would vote for Ron Paul.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:40 | 2166100 Yen Cross
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Jon Stewart would write himself in, on the ballot. I like the judge part though.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:00 | 2166184 tradebot
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Stewart would vote for more welfare...his ego likes being the rich man in the room...he's an advocate to the poor

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:59 | 2166663 BlueCollaredOne
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I wouldnt be so sure.  Jon Stewart's (born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz) brother is Larry Leibowitz.  Larry was COO of the NYSE, was a big wig in UBS, and has had his hand with numerous other parasitical entities. 

Ron Paul is anti establishment, the same establishment that Jon's brother has built.  I do not know his relationship with Larry, but blood runs thicker than water. 


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:06 | 2166694 JPM Hater001
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Wow did you see that guys.  He scored a perfect "sharing advanced knowledge" score.

Excellent piece.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:29 | 2166052 karzai_luver
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as was said on this thread "the truth" is not popular with the statist clowns.

They seem to believe Colbert does not support this terror state 100%.


NO HOPE NONE. The sheep have been drugged to death.


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:59 | 2166887 Born Right the ...
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Steven is so Right leaning,I would bet on him being the bottom of that pairing.
That's how those things go with the male couples I've met.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:04 | 2165920 Lost Wages
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Stephen is experiencing extraordinary rendition firsthand this week for making a mockery of the campaign finance system.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:09 | 2165963 GeneMarchbanks
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Farcism. Colbert is supposed to be satire, he's not, MSM is.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:38 | 2166091 BorisTheBlade
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Onion should be next then.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:03 | 2165924 ArrestBobRubin
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Vhat Shel Adeslon vants, Shel Adelson gets.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:03 | 2165925 Careless Whisper
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at least we still have the internet.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:05 | 2165937 Dr. Engali
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For now. It seems people are to easily persuaded that the internet is a bad place,and should be controlled.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:34 | 2166317 knukles
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A whole buncha my dickwad golf buddies both left and right believe it should not be shut down, but sholud be controlled.
"Too much false information."     
By them. 
Otherwise, no jokes exchanged, political pabulum or porn. 
The very last thing to go on the Internet will be the porn. 
A necessary ingredient to Bread and Circuses.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 14:43 | 2166529 GoinFawr
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Porn will be the last to go, but protecting children from it will be the first and most powerful wedge driven into privacy protection laws.


I mean, what kind of monster doesn't want to protect children?

Essentially: "You're all guilty, prove me wrong". Welcome to the Efrafan rabbit hole.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 17:46 | 2167341 Cathartes Aura
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internet porn will get its reach around, too important to the overall narrative to be "let go."

can't have all those minds left wandering / wondering. . .

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:05 | 2166685 Esso
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Damn straight the internet needs to be controlled, Dr E. You can't have these Tyler Durden types squalking up & down the intertubes all willy-nilly picking on the likes of the poor, poor, sweet, innocent, downtrodden, misunderstood Goldman Sackers.

Why, St. Blankfein is doing "G-d's work. Dear Lord, won't someone think of the children?????????

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:12 | 2165979 BanksterSlayer
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... until March 8th.

FBI May Shut Down the Internet on March 08:

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:56 | 2166162 roadhazard
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How then will they be able to find all the subversive terrorists.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:35 | 2166328 knukles
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testicle search authority

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:41 | 2166354 Silver Dreamer
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Check the ZH logs?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 16:40 | 2167095 Phil Free
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Informants.  Your next-door-neighbor, because you wouldn't loan him your lawnmower.


Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:04 | 2165926 Dr. Engali
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Freedom of speech is seldom free. People better wake up soon.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:04 | 2165932 Squid Vicious
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Freedom Watch, RIP... what am I gonna do at 8:00 now?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:14 | 2165985 death_to_fed_tyranny
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Target Practice. May I suggest a nice PVS-14 Nightscope.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:05 | 2165935 Lost Wages
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Both Napolitano and Colbert are currently at a "reeducation" facility deep within the mountains of Colorado.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:43 | 2166114 Yen Cross
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Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:20 | 2166271 Northeaster
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Yes, they are both at a "reeducation" facility somewhere else in the galaxy...via the Stargate.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:23 | 2166288 pods
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Better than becoming an unperson?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:05 | 2165940 RunningMan
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Hit too close to home.


"Where did you go Mr. D.J.? 

Did they take you off the air? 

Was it something that you said to the corporation guys upstairs? 

It wasn't the pressure, 

You never sounded down. 

It couldn't be the ratings, 

You had the best in town."

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:05 | 2165941 yogibear
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Time for people worldwide to stop these fascist. They cut communications there are always alternatives. 

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:06 | 2165945 Lost Wages
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I bet when Napolitano and Colbert come back on the air, they will be freshly lobotomized.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 13:36 | 2166335 knukles
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Just right for MSM Nightly News anchors

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:11 | 2166712 Esso
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Lobotomized AND castrated.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:06 | 2165946 GMadScientist
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My guess: they told him to "tone it down" and he told ViaScum to explain a no-show to their advertisers.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:06 | 2165947 Mercury
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Could it  be that Colbert really isn't that funny?

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:08 | 2165955 GMadScientist
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Only to those with absolutely no sense of humor.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:17 | 2165988 Mercury
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Please show one example of his "relentless parodying" of Obama's massive, record breaking campaign war chest/ etc.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:21 | 2166019 Lost Wages
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Why is it OK in the United States to have a million radical right wing pundit shows on the airwaves and not one with a slightly leftist point of view? Liberals hate Obama too, because he behaves like a Conservative. If they wanted a government like this, they could have just voted for McCain, then killed themselves. Colbert is a clown, but he runs on money too. Not everyone is obligated to cover the few niche things you want them to cover.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 12:59 | 2166031 Mercury
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I'm not saying it's not OK, I'm saying that I don't find it funny (after the first five minutes several years ago anyway) - not because I think he's poking fun at sacred cows but because he implicitly endorses the opposite of his exaggerations which very often include less liberty, more statism and more government intrusion. Ha ha.

There isn't really any reciprocal to what Colbert does.  You can't parody the Left at this point.  If a libertarian dressed up as some Paul Krugman dipshit and went on TV making the case for a solar powered free lunch or the further expansion of thought wouldn't be funny because it's indistinguishable from reality.

Thu, 02/16/2012 - 15:31 | 2166751 GoinFawr
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"...not because I think he's poking fun at sacred cows but because he implicitly endorses the opposite of his exaggerations which very often include less liberty, more statism and more government intrusion. Ha ha."

Or you see something in his mockery that you don't like about yourself...If what you claim is Colbert's MO it should be easy as pie to find a clear example of him implicitly endorsing 'less liberty more statism and more gov't intrusion'

 Link please.


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