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Gadaffi's Supposedly Arrested Son, Very Much Free, Hobnobbing With Reporters At Tripoli's Rixos Hotel

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When we said yesterday, while presenting live video of the "alleged" Libyan revolution, that "Since everyone is blatantly lying, on both sides of the conflict, we leave it to readers to decide what is actually happening." Which is why we can understand why some may have gotten the impression that Gadaffi's son Saif al Isam was arrested, after the Libyan rebel movement first reported this, and the ICC subsequently confirmed. Because it turns out he is anything but. According to Reuters, "Saif al Islam, the son of Libya leader Muammar Gaddafi who rebels and the International Criminal Court had been arrested, arrived in the early hours of Tuesday at the Tripoli hotel where foreign reporters have been staying." The following live blog from SkyNews merely confirms what we said yesterday: namely that Libyans on both sides of the divided have taken to doing what the developed (and for now, far less revolutionary) world does so well on a daily basis - lie to everyone about everything.

From SkyNews:

The leader's 39-year-old son, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court, was seen by several journalists at Tripoli's Rixos hotel.


It had been reported that two of Col Gaddafi's sons, Saif al Islam and Mohammed, had been captured by the rebels.


But Said was also been filmed being greeted by supporters in streets near the Rixos hotel. He told reporters his father was safe and well but did not reveal the leader's whearabouts.


It comes after it was claimed Col Gaddafi's compound in the capital was being bombed by Nato warplanes as forces loyal to the dictator make what could be a final stand.


Al Arabiya TV station reported that rebel sources had said the longstanding leader's base was coming under bombardment as clashes continued in the city.


Anti-government forces aim to maintain the control they gained over the majority of the city on Sunday night.


There have been reports of violence near the Bab al Aziziyah compound and around the Rixos hotel in the city's centre.


Reuters reported Al Arabiya TV as saying a third son, Saadi, has also been captured.


There are also unconfirmed reports that Col Gaddafi's youngest son Khamis Gaddafi, who runs a section of the Libyan army called the Khamis Brigade, has been found dead.


But so far there has been no sign of the embattled leader himself.


There has been much speculation about his whereabouts - Sky's foreign affairs correspondent Lisa Holland has said she believes he is still in Tripoli.

And, as yesterday, we conclude with the latent question: how long until the counterrevolution, and the latest slaughter of all those who yet again played the Brent-WTI compression trade, only to get carted out feet first. 


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Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:40 | 1588383 Destinapp
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They say he "escaped" LOL


As reported by AP: "Kadhafi son Mohammed escapes: rebel source"



Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:53 | 1588425 wombats
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Maybe he is in Kansas

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:12 | 1588484 wang (not verified)
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and Canadian banks are doing just fine, too

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 23:05 | 1588939 Spirit Of Truth
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Seriously, what really is going on in Libya, and Egypt, and Syria, etc., etc., with this Al Jazeera choreographed "Arab Spring"??!!:

I maintain that this is all going to end very, very badly for Israel, America and the West.

It is beginning...

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 23:29 | 1589030 slewie the pi-rat
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Tue, 08/23/2011 - 05:09 | 1589401 JOYFUL
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too much time on yur hands, too much loose testosterone rattlin round, if you cannot find a job, or meaningful outlet for yur youthful aggressiveness, consider volunteering,(does DHS/TSA have a youth corp for potential public assailants?-check it out man!) for something, anything, but stop with the incoherent blathering and pointless attacks already will yu - please !>?!!?

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:20 | 1588511 Randy Kruger
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Yeah, screwing Dorothy.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:01 | 1588449 Sokhmate
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The rebel source is very rebeliable.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 02:44 | 1589311 Sudden Debt
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whoever is telling the truth, THAT DARK LORD BITCH IS GOING DOWN!


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 03:40 | 1589352 Hobbleknee
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He's hanging out with the 9-11 "hijackers" that are still alive and well.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:41 | 1588385 cynicalskeptic
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Hard to keep all the body doubles straight......

More important - Where's Libya's gold?

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:50 | 1588421 spiral_eyes
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ny fed, bitchez

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:41 | 1588388 Cursive
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So the whole thing was just a GOLD GRAB for Comex to pay Venezuela.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:26 | 1588549 Randy Kruger
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Sure.  So was Egypt.  All planned many months before someone smarter than him planted an idea in Hugo's monkey brain to take physical delivery.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 03:42 | 1589354 Hobbleknee
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Wouldn't it be easier to kill Chavez and keep the gold?

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:53 | 1588682 MyKillK
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No, I don't think that was the original rationale for starting this fake war. However, I do think this newfound urge to win quickly DOES indeed have a lot to do with the physical scramble to meet Chavez's redemption requests.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 23:40 | 1589059 Yellow Tang
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No.  It has everything to do about the UN mandate for "Humanitarian" war in Libya ending in September.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 00:22 | 1589136 slewie the pi-rat
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kinda, but NATO has already published that it will "stay the course" for 3 more months, and the UN doesn't matter, or they woulda castigated france for using their air force to drop wea-ponz into the sahara mountains last month, since it was (obviously) an aggregious act in violation of int'l law & the covenants of NATO engagement under the nannies' "rules for protecting innocent civilianz"

now we have the ICC lying thru it's va-jay-jay, and, damn!  the second 3 months that the Congo gave prez0 to play humanitarian-in-chief are now pretty much over.  so, yes, this is abt the "politics of the int'l nanny state" aka:  aren't we nice to everybuddy tho?  but it is the US edition of the "timeline of death" that has bilary so much in need of sanitary pads for the whore of babylon role to which she seems so fatally attracted, possibly due to some kinda penis envy around the White House, not to mention the fact that she is clinically, criminally insane...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 04:36 | 1589380 Arkadaba
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And yeah I know he is progressive and "liberal" but speaking the truth:

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:17 | 1589540 dark pools of soros
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same old playbook- jackals before troops


Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:42 | 1588389 dumpster
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wag the dog .. take 23

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:42 | 1588391 RealitiveMind
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Maybe they buried him at sea?

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:04 | 1588396 Randy Kruger
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Die another day.  This is the final act of this part of the show.  No great conspiracy here, but a preposterously dumb geopolitical move that will yet backfire, starting with Egypt.  The geniuses in charge of this seem to have completed a seminar on how to make enemies and alienate friends.  Mubarak shouldn't have been so surprised - you sleep with a whore, you wake up with one.  Qaddafi didn't sleep with that same whore, so his genitals haven't been cut off while he was asleep; he has a bit more leverage in the game.  Odds are you won't see him dragged into a courtroom in a hospital bed.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:37 | 1588596 Silver Dreamer
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You're not looking at it from the bankster perspective.  It's a win win, regardless of the outcome.  That's the beauty of being a bankster.  It does not matter what side you are on either.  Regional war? They win.  Revolution? They win. Occupation? You guessed it.  They win...

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 00:31 | 1589154 slewie the pi-rat
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that's right, he isn't looking at it from the banksters perspective b/c he is real and can see for himself...

...someday, if you are able to follow a few, simple instructions, you, too, will cease to be a wooden-headed puppet and maybe become your own real child-self powerhouse adult, too!

...if you're not too busy pretending that the banksters can never, ever lose, no matter what, instead of listening to your own conscience which may, unfortunately, be encrusted in, unhhh,...shit

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 04:43 | 1589384 Arkadaba
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So you believe in this Kruger guy now? Member for less than a month and actually posted a bio:

Government finance specialist. Private lender. Industry background: finance, real estate, technology. Educational background: Ivy League MBA.

Not saying to not give him a chance but  jeez - who the hell posts a bio on ZH?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:09 | 1589744 Use of Weapons
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You're not the only one to note that little fuck up.



Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:48 | 1588409 The Third Man
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The world is but a stage...

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:48 | 1588411 Cistercian
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Colonialism FAIL,epic.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:49 | 1588412 President Palin
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Shouldn't Nobama have announced by now that they have killed Bin Laden again?

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:03 | 1588455 Sokhmate
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I think he should, Sarah. BTW you're hot.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:49 | 1588416 CrashisOptimistic
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This is NOT the story we have been told.

This is not Gadaffi ruling over Tripoli with Gestapo-like secret police.

He has spent billions of dollars on water supply for Tripoli.  The gov't gives $50,000 (USD in dinars) to newly wedded couples.  There is free education of high quality through 4 years of university.

It's a city of 1 million people and he is NOT hated there.  It's a tribal country.  The western tribes like him.  The eastern tribes do not.  NATO signed on with the eastern tribes.

And let's make one other thing clear, here.  NATO's UN mandate was to protect civilians.  That FAILED.  They, in th past 2-3 weeks, tossed out the UN mandate.  Now they radio to advancing rebels what Gadaffi forces are ahead of them and tell them when to advance (after they bomb those forces).  It's overt air support for a bunch of muslim tribes from the east.

If there was more time, Russia and China would show up with air support and announce they are going to protect civilians and then bomb the rebels, who clearly are advancing into a civilian city, the capital.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:54 | 1588427 NZ Watcher
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Yes - exactly

Where was all the proof of his murderous rampage on his own people ??

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:20 | 1588514 wang (not verified)
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ask Hayward

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:40 | 1588611 Silver Dreamer
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Just like in Kosovo, the masks and AK's will be removed.  What remains will be a "mass grave" of "innocent men, women, and children."

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:56 | 1588689 MyKillK
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There is no proof, or evidence, at all. This has been confirmed by US commanders in a DoD briefing way back in March but the MSM decided to not report that little tidbit...gee wonder why??

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 00:51 | 1589193 slewie the pi-rat
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right here:  The Tripoli Post - Libya News and Business

gen-u-whine published arc-tickles published by reknown MSM lying fuking sax-0'shit to the effect that the moQ's legitimate goobermint is just a bunch of "ruthless military brigades" and that the moo-cow botherhoodz have re-named the main square "martyrs' square" and seif is captured, and the moQ has fled in a fuking boat, that he is "despicable" (wowser!  what a "daffy" way to put it, eh?), that the price of crude has fallen due to the rebels' success, the "revolutionaries are just mopping up", and that the head fuktard at the UN calls for him to quit, b/c his regime is "clearly crumbling (and...paste)... that the sooner Al Qathafi realises that he cannot win the battle against his own people, the better, so that the Libyan people can be spared further bloodshed and suffering." (end paste),...and that (paste) Libyan rebels chief and head of the National Transitional Council, Mustafa Abdul Jalil said that the moment of victory in Libya would be, when Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi is captured, alive, in order for him to be put on trial. (end) and...(paste) The third son of the Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi, Sa’adi, has been arrested, while many former aides of Libya’s long time dictator have fled the country to Tunisia or arrested on trying to flee.

shitmanfuk!  whaddya want?  egg in yer beer?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 01:29 | 1589246 natty light
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I have a hard time believing that all the tribes that have done business with Gaddafi and developed a working relationship with the government and the other tribes would be happy about the new pirates in town from Benghazi. Take a look at Libya on google earth and see how much agricultural development there is. 


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 01:32 | 1589250 natty light
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Here's a map of energy projects that were in the works before tshtf

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:28 | 1588533 Yardfarmer
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Indeed CO. and the great man made river of Libya , destined to transform Libyan Sahara into arable land has been the specific and calculated target of the mad NATO bombers.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:39 | 1588608 Freddie
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Rothschild/BP/Shell want the oil....badly.  

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:50 | 1588419 ForWhomTheTollBuilds
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Way off topic, but does anyone know how I can access Jim Sinclairs recent GATA speech? Everyone is raving about it (Eric Sprott, King World News etc) but I never see a link. 

This was Sinclair's moment of victory, having seen his one time "joke" of a prediction of $1650 an ounce come true.

Can I get a transcript?  Anything?

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:56 | 1588433 MonkeySmoke
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go to for the full length video with James Turk.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:58 | 1588696 MyKillK
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The man is a genius. His prediction that gold would go into its parabolic stage 3 once it reached $1,764 seems to be absolutely spot on.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 04:56 | 1589394 Arkadaba
Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:01 | 1588420 bankonzhongguo
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Well its easy to see what the future holds when your PSYWAR staff eat GMO food and drink fluoridated water. 

This little adventure is turning into an episode of Gilligan's Island.

What a star spangled MI6/CIA fiasco.

I absolutely love these CNN/NYT/FT stories about "the rebels."

Shock and awe?

More like; Ah, shucks.

The frightening thing is the Oxford/Harvard Scottish whiskey crowd, beset with failures will pen a study saying it's "cheaper" to use FAE and daisy cutters than win the hearts and minds.  If the MSM is going to be so complicit in these resource wars, wouldn't it be cheaper to write the copy from the Pentagon and forgo flying any "reporters" to actual war zones.

Nuke Q-daffy from orbit.  It's the only way to be sure.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:51 | 1588422 NZ Watcher
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This has made my day - week in fact

Even better news to me than Gold going through 1900


Sick of this continues media propaganda machine - spewing out garbage

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:55 | 1588429 john39
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i second that.  lets hope it continues.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:55 | 1588423 baby_BLYTHE
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Another puppet government installed for the benefit of the Anglo West, in the name of 'fair and free democracy'. Make no mistake about it, this invasion and occuption of Libya was all about controlling China, Russia, Pakistan and other global competitors of western controlled energy resources.

It is indeed a "Grand Chessboard" as Zbigniew Brzezinski penned, we are all pawns in their game of global domination.

It is time for WE to Rise Above and take back our respective countries in the name of free humanity and universal liberty

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:58 | 1588697 bigdumbnugly
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you're probably right but i never woulda thunk it.

no wonder i always lost at RISK.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:56 | 1588434 Frank N. Beans
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let's play "Where's Saif al Isam?" 

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:09 | 1588474 Sokhmate
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Please specify city.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:12 | 1588486 nmewn
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lol...he's a salesman now, its a going out of buisness sale!

Has your plastic surgeon made your face look like a rotting pineapple? Well, these Quackdaffy sunglsses are just for you!!!...40% off!!!

Are your Thai brothel curtains looking a little drab & stained? Clean, once worn Quackdaffy robes...half off!...hurry while they last!!!

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 06:18 | 1589426 nmewn
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I picked it up from some cat named Crazy Ali for an

There is nothing socially redeeming about a "leader" who combines  fear, intimidation, torture and murder with equal parts "free healthcare" electricity and water to his people for the purpose of amassing untold wealth unto himself and his family.

It marks him as a petty tyrant who should have his neck stretched.

I don't think its crass at all and I want the Lockerbie bomber who only had a few months to live three years ago strung up right beside him ;-)

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:23 | 1588528 wang (not verified)
Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:10 | 1588752 IBelieveInMagic
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Fuck you, that is bad download website.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:56 | 1588435 Eireann go Brach
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Is there any news broadcasting you can trust these days APART from Zero Hedge? I say NO, and fuck the rest of the bought and sold, manipulated cockroaches that call themselves fair and balanced news organiztions!

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:14 | 1588492 my puppy for prez
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Also check out alex jones movies on youtube.

They are a little less highbrow than this site , but they have great stuff.  I have learned a lot about the march to global government and the police state from it.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:34 | 1589588 dark pools of soros
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add to that list

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:24 | 1588534 wang (not verified)
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with true respect

trust no one

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:38 | 1588603 Raymond Reason
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+1 C,mon, tell us how you really feel. 

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:58 | 1588699 MyKillK
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Russia Today has far and away been the most accurate on reporting whats' going on in Libya

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:38 | 1588869 nyse
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You might like The paysite is cheap and interesting, as well. His tagline:
"The primary function of government is to pretend to fail"

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 08:35 | 1589593 taxpayer102
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@Eireann go Brach

Numerous articles about Libya with information not found in MSM

Gold, Oil, Africa and Why the West Wants Gadhafi Dead

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:56 | 1588438 mopickens
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the Colonel has always been at least 50% chameleon - 
he could very well rise to power on the rebel side

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:02 | 1588716 bigdumbnugly
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i get it.

the spector of arlen specter.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 20:57 | 1588440 digalert
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Yeah, saw Saif on the TV

didn't Barama already give his victory speech?

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:01 | 1588445 rufusbird
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lessen to us all, this is why we accumulate portable property in form of gold and silver. It will buy you amazing things in a pinch...

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:00 | 1588447 max2205
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The worst piece of journalism I've read in a long time from CNBS

"Boomer Retirement Could Slow US Recovery: Fed Study
Reuters | August 22, 2011 | 01:39 PM EDT
The aging of the U.S. baby boom generation may slow an already weak recovery as boomers sell stocks to pay for retirement, according to research released Monday from the San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank.

Many baby boomers have already sold some assets in preparation for retirement, research adviser Zheng Liu and Mark Spiegel, vice president of economic research, said in the latest San Francisco Fed Economic Letter.

"Still, it is disconcerting that the retirement of the baby boom generation, which has long been expected to place downward pressure on U.S. equity values, is beginning in earnest just as the stock market is recovering from the recent financial crisis, potentially slowing down the pace of that recovery," the two wrote.

Demand for U.S. stocks from overseas, especially China and other fast-growing countries, could alleviate the pressure from the expected baby boomer equity sell-off.

But the tight historic correlation between demographic trends and the stock market "portends poorly for equity values," the researchers said.

Real stock prices will likely decline until 2021, to about 13 percent below the 2010 levels and will not return to their 2010 levels until 2027, according to the researchers' model, based on historical patterns.

From there, they said, stocks should rise to about 20 percent higher than 2010 levels by 2030."

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:43 | 1588629 Raymond Reason
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...Thus sayeth CNBC.  As it is written, so let it be done.  Next. 

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:04 | 1588460 High Plains Drifter
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who knows what really is going on over there. both sides lie out their asses....

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:08 | 1588470 NZ Watcher
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True - but I think the propaganda is 95% one sided

Not easy for Gaddafi to get his news out is it/has it

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:06 | 1588464 Seasmoke
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good for him

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:13 | 1588487 Almost Solvent
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Whack A Mole


Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:13 | 1588489 Ezra Pound
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video of Gadaffi's son speaking to reporters:

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:15 | 1588495 Yardfarmer
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apparently he's doing a little more than hobnobbing with reporters.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:15 | 1588496 chump666
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and money on the 'rebels' appoint a similar character to Gadaffi.

They are a bunch of bandits.  Chaos oil trade baby...

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:18 | 1588501 marcusfenix
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now it looks like the counter attack is underway...reports are saying the rebels are being pushed out of parts of the capital by govt forces.

oh the drama.


Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:33 | 1588584 onthesquare
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moving the front back and forth, back and forth will help destroy the infrastructure to make room for the new BP refineries.  The perfect end will be the buildings are gone and the Libians are dead.   that way they will not need those high priced blackwater mercenaries.

Just sand and sweet crude.  Perfect

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:18 | 1588506 disabledvet
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I listened to the prez. He said light touch. Move along.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:21 | 1588519 Crook County
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Ghaddafis son to reporters: "I don't always escape NATO forces so easily, but when I do, I drink Dos Equis"

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:32 | 1588849 J in Vegas
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Mon, 08/22/2011 - 23:44 | 1589067 tip e. canoe
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stay thirsty my friend

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 01:16 | 1589234 Hook Line and S...
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30 seconds of laughs on that one...not to mention the wee bit of incontinence.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:23 | 1588525 LFMayor
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Look, the big plus here is moslems killing moslems.  So long as that keeps rolling, who gives a shit, it's all a bonus round.  Sell them all munitions and feed them just enough to keep going at one another's throats.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:48 | 1588894 prole
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Psyops internship fail

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 02:45 | 1589312 doggings
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twat. you'd make a good politician. 

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:24 | 1588535 nathandegraaf
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So the markets were fooled for an entire day or so?  That means the masses will only be fooled for what?  Two years? 

"Robocop?  Robocop!?!  They expect us to believe this shit!"

I miss my childhood, when I didn't know there was such a thing as faith in humanity. 




Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:29 | 1588545 YHC-FTSE
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Apparently journalists from Al Jazeera and CNN have been threatening other journalists to stop mentioning certain words, like mercenary or al-queda to describe the heroic freedom-(oil and gold)-loving rebels. 


One RT reporter had death threats (From a CNN "journalist", or military intel pretending to be one) and another is missing because they reported the truth instead of towing the NATO party line. Nobody knows what is going on outside their hotel in Tripoli, but it is clear that it is not only the Libyan army fighting the rebels - some of the hotel staff at the Rixos are even going out there to defend Tripoli against the rebels infront of the journalists' eyes, but the msm only have pictures of smiling faces beating images of Gadaffi with shoes. 


This is another great example of the first casualty of war. 


Some of the journalists are US undercover agents:

CNN tells other journalist not to mention Al-queda or they will be killed:

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 21:36 | 1588590 NZ Watcher
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This was very graphic and somewhat disturbing !!!!


Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:01 | 1588710 Sizzurp
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That was a terrifying video and reminds me to what lengths these kooks will go to stay in power.  Nothing is off the table for them, no amount of death is too great, so long as they control the media propaganda machine.  The first casulty of war is the truth.  

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 23:31 | 1589036 NZ Watcher
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Who are you meaning by "these kooks"

Got a feeling you might have the wrong end of the stick on this one ??

The Vid is anti UN


Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:43 | 1588880 reader2010
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AP Photographer Todd Maisel's 9/11 picture of a broken hand speaks for itself. Those guys can do whatever to achieve their goals.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:13 | 1588766 prophet
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Nevertheless it was a well orchestrated operation and demonstration of what can be brought about given certain conditions.  The next few steps will be especially interesting.  This one was laid out quite some time ago.

Mon, 08/22/2011 - 22:31 | 1588846 New American Re...
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That's right Tyler, this is only the end of the first stage of a Revolution.   Now comes second phase, the forming of a new government which is guaranteed to fail in this situation, at which time the Revolution enters its 3rd phase and all hell breaks loose pulling in everyone and everything until one side is left standing.   But due to the violence and constant attacks of those defeated who leave but conspire to come back the new government is of Tyranny, because that is what it takes to survive this 3rd and violent stage.   It's not pretty and what was traded in exchange for the Revolution may not start to look so bad anymore.   Maybe Gadaffi Jr., maybe not.

In the Middle East I would suspect that Iran's  brand of Islam will continue to support a religious government as it does in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Afghanastan, Pakistan, Palastine, and anywhere they, or Al Queda can reach.   Islamic Shia law is the claim as if morality can be legislated when it is easier to legislate out the means of thievery in government than to legislate morality in, such is the condition when church and state are merged.

But it is all guaranteed to turn to shit once the world economy tightens and the Middle East in the middle of their Revolutions, comes under the economic strain of bankruptcy.   And what does the American Government do?    It destroys the markets central medium of exchange by trying to maintain the status quo of America's primary industry, Financialization, leaving America impotent to arrest the development of Revolution overseas because it has no idea how help.   It can't even help itself. 

But it is a process America will learn because Revolution is at the door, like a patient wolf who knows the pigs must go to market.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 00:03 | 1589050 slewie the pi-rat
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omg!  i bin had!  lolololololololol!  the nannies did it @ the court of criminality!  the stoolies!

i smelled a nanny when i read that the rebels had a tank in the main square and there were moQ "snipers" on all the roofs, shooting away @ it with rifles, but there was nothing they cld doodoo b/c there were planez, dronez, chopperz, awacz, and fuking jetz overhead... they couldn't come up w/ a freaking rpg or three...?

...but i didn't trust my instincts, and now, slewie is d-e-a-d... 

shld we assume they're drinking blo00ody maryz, or wld virgin maryz be more apropos during the holy fuking shit month of...ramadan,... she-bop, she-boop, ...blo0,000,000,000od-bath?

did the nannies report that the moQ had asked for a cease-fire and a par-lay for the holey cow(ardz) rama-dance?   or had he requested a cease-fire so00o many times that the fuking nanny BiCheZ just judged it irrelevant and "unworthy" of note? 

and praise all-la-liarz that she has seen, in her infinite wisdom, to bring NATO to libya to protect "innocent" civilianz!  the big nanny in the sky is a real BiCh sometimes, doncha think? 


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 00:03 | 1589103 Arkadaba
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Ha ha

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 00:23 | 1589141 Arkadaba
Arkadaba's picture by a US Congress Critter - not a popular one. Interesting that he is being published in the Gaurdian but no coverage at home? Jusk asking?

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:31 | 1589857 YHC-FTSE
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Dennis Kucinich - Saw him years ago in a presidential campaign Q&A session on tv and he impressed me as a thoroughly decent guy, along the same lines as Ron Paul in outspoken honesty (Yes I know there are some of you who see him as an establishment shill - I'm not convinced yet). Decent people do not get coverage in the US. You should know that by now. 

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 01:08 | 1589223 zenbones
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Maybe he knows the combination to lock that keeps all that gold safe.  He must be protected at all costs!  This is of course assuming that NATO is too stupid to use bolt cutters.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 01:19 | 1589236 TheBadgersSett
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if everybodies lying already then mission accomplished. western style democracy exported, planted and in action.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 04:34 | 1589379 writingsonthewall
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"it's a trap!"


Admiral Akbar's words to the Libyan rebels.

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 05:21 | 1589408 JOYFUL
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Saif's alright....

an y'all better hope he stays that way...cause if the pirates get to close down the Libyan thing before Labor Day, Merikan boys are going be dyin in the middle east for nuthin more than oil n opium one more time....Libya, Syria...then Iran...this elephant is SO BIG there's no more room for da room anymore!  

GDaff studied how they paid back Saddam and Mubarak for their loyalty and swore he would never go that way.... 

Inshallah, he n Baby Hugo bust the cartel fore they go out in a blaze of glory! Martryrs to the cAUse bitchez!  USS Liberty. Not forgotten. Not forgiven. Carthage will rise again!


Tue, 08/23/2011 - 07:55 | 1589513 Brother Revegen...
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Tyler, have you seen this?

Seems like usual Western propaganda is unveiled..

Tue, 08/23/2011 - 09:52 | 1589975 tip e. canoe
Tue, 08/23/2011 - 10:14 | 1590071 MFL8240
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How dare we bother the clown on his 40th vacation.  He is busy with golf, this trivial stuff can wait.

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