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German Court Reverses Anti-'Nazi-Era' Military Restrictions

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Late on Friday, the BBC reported that the German military will in future be able to use its weapons on German streets in an extreme situation. This ruling, we hope purely a technicality - but clearly warranting some concern as to 'why now?' - by Germany's Constitutional Court, reverses some of the severe restriction on military deployments that were set down in the German constitution after Nazi-era abuses. After WWII, the new constitution ruled that soldiers could not be deployed with guns at the ready on German soil - the court has now changed that (it seems on the basis of terrorist concerns - as opposed to widespread bank runs, populist revolts at bailout-back-downs, or Hollande/Monti/Draghi sending over some boys).


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Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:00 | 2719308 Julian
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Goose step Bitchez!

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:04 | 2719321 macholatte
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The COURT rewrites the Constitution .......... Now where have I seen that before?



Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:11 | 2719331 GetZeeGold
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The next generation of SS will be kinder, gentler......we promise.


Heil Merkel!


....papers please.


Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:11 | 2719339 SWRichmond
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Prison planet, bitches.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:12 | 2719342 GetZeeGold
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I'm sorry.....your papers.....are not in order.


Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:37 | 2719394 American34
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Would you like to know more? ... I'm doing my part!

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:21 | 2719528 Precious
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Worry not citizendum, twitter will save you.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:22 | 2719532 economics9698
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Does this mean the hunt for the Rothschild descendents can resume?

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 04:49 | 2719939 AldousHuxley
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germany paid off her ww2 debts.


watch out. germany is back again dominating europe. EURO may replace US DOLLAR before world moving to YUAN.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 05:02 | 2719946 Dugald
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Under the fourth Reich anything will be possible

Im Rahmen des vierten Reiches alles möglich sein wird,


Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:23 | 2719529 economics9698
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All those Muslims running around you never know what will happen.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:35 | 2719705 Divine Wind
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You could not be more correct about the Non Pork Eaters.

In Canada and the U.S., most of our immigrant population at this point in time in history come from Mexico, Central and S. America.

In Europe, their immigrants come from the Middle East and N. Africa.

Germany itself is popular with Turks. Nice people an all, but their cultural baggage conflicts heavily with German society.

The French have it particularly bad. More than 40% of the voting population is of Algerian descent.

As for me, my heritage stretches back to the Slave Pits of Lithuania.


Mon, 08/20/2012 - 09:37 | 2720297 Hi Ho Silver
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France is toast. Even now it burns. Their jizyah is too little too late.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:54 | 2719442 CheapBastard
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"...winning hearts and minds one at a time...."

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 10:25 | 2723646 painlord-2k
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We are working on the way to win minds, but this is the way to win hearts:

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:28 | 2719555 Uncle Remus
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Verry interestink.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 02:24 | 2719866 Joe A
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Papers are inconvenient for rulers. Chips are so much easier.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:21 | 2719355 Xibalba
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Coming to a city near you....

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 00:18 | 2719769 dog breath
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These aren't the droids you're looking for

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:14 | 2719501 Anusocracy
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Constitutions won't stop a bullet and they won't stop tyranny.

Since no one has a right to form a government, constitutions are ENABLERS of tyranny.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 07:32 | 2720057 AngryGerman
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dumbnuts. thats what courts do. thx we have them, otherwise well continue to pile money into the greek, spanish, italian, portugese, and irish holes. i rather wile sth else into them

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 08:52 | 2720177 johnQpublic
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posse comitatus bitchez!

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 11:30 | 2723918 Astraea
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Just read a book called   "Hitler   Democrat."   by Genera; Leon Degrelle.     It could not be more fascinating and I think important.     Hitler was not very much like what we have been told.     What is happening to America now is exactly what happened to Germany - until Hitler took charge!    I really recommend that book.        It is available from American Free Press - or (or net or something.)      We do not need to be ignorant of history.    Actually, it is urgent that we really do know the truth.    "He who controls the pasta contrils the present" - and so forth.      Listen to Geoarge Orwell as a matter of urgency.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:01 | 2719309 FieldingMellish
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Ja mein Führer(ess)!

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:00 | 2719310 BankruptBanker
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Sooner or later the average bloke on the street will realize that fiat money is always backed by a gun. So why not just get guns instead of money?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:00 | 2719311 Boilermaker
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Phew, for a moment I thought this would be a sensationalized news snippet.


Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:01 | 2719312 realtick
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JF:  Okay. Ask yourself this: The Hadron Collider, okay? You’ve got two huge counter-rotating rings and they’re gonna spin up these particles and smash ’em together. Okay? I find that whole counter-rotating idea really weird, you know, suggestively weird. But the really weird thing to me is: Why is the first Christian Democratic Union Party Chancellor of Germany after Köhl a physicist? [Ed. note: he is referring to Angela Merkel.]

BR:  Hm.

JF:  Did you know that?

BR:  I did not.

JF:  She’s a Ph.D. in physics. [laughs]

BR:  Okay.

JF:  Why is she a Ph.D. in physics?

BR:  A Ph.D. in physics.

JF:  Yeah. Now, you know what a German Ph.D. is like, to get.

BR:  I do.

JF:  [laughs] You know, they don’t hand them out by any means and this, to me... Why is someone like that even in politics, but especially at that level? You know? This is not a Ph.D. in physics becoming premier of Somalia, you know. [laughs] This is a rather sophisticated nation, technologically. So that to me, you know... it’s another little indicator that we have to watch things over there very carefully.


Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:02 | 2719313 LetThemEatRand
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There are an awful lot of these "why now" developments lately in the "just in case we need to kill a bunch of civilians with our military" category.   It seems pretty clear that They know or at least suspect that something big is coming and soon.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:09 | 2719332 Conrad Murray
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December 21, 2012

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:48 | 2719430 TrainWreck1
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Snooki's due date!!!


Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:05 | 2719471 nonclaim
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Nothing will happen then... and then masses of empty lives that secretly hoped for their misery to end will have to live on... 2013 will be a bad year.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 07:17 | 2720026 Zwelgje
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many people will stop hoping for a sugar daddy or mommy in 2013. 

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 07:21 | 2720034 Hype Alert
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I just want to know where the party will be on Dec 20th!

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:51 | 2719727 Esculent 69
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Why not December 12, 2012 or in other digits 12/12/12.  The triple squadoosh.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:26 | 2719361 CH1
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My guess is that they take the system down after the election and install the new tyranny during the coldest days of winter.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 00:06 | 2719746 Uncle Remus
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Lord only knows what else they are hiding out there on Jekyll Island.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:38 | 2719397 SpykerSpeed
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Oh yeah, they're gearing up for the bond market tanking.  Baby boomers aren't going to get the retirement they wanted, so it's going to get very ugly.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 04:15 | 2719919 10mm
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Boomers won't do a God damn thing except pout.Ugly,yes,but not by boomers.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:41 | 2719407 LoneStarHog
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If you are going to be the PERPETRATOR, would you not "know or at least suspect"?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:08 | 2719486 El
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I don't always agree with you, but you have been making an awful lot of sense lately. ;)

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:29 | 2719559 Anusocracy
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Probably a preventative measure for when the Constitutional Court rules in favor of the EU doing anything it wants.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 03:53 | 2719906 Hobbleknee
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Did they put in an order for hollow points too?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:04 | 2719320 redcorona
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I smell lox.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:07 | 2719326 Jus7tme
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What about Japan, are they not building up their military forces?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:11 | 2719336 Nikao7
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They will keep them in check with radiation ;)


Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:12 | 2719337 Nikao7
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Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:46 | 2719349 “Rebellion to t...
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Nothing to see here, folks! Move along....

As the preparations unfold on how to kill several million innocents of each nation.  Soon, all they will need is an excuse to put a hot one between your eyes.  I'm not talking cop killers.  The police will soon be disillussioned also.  The military/industrial/bankster/political whore complex is coming soon to monitor,silence you, and take all your posessions.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:16 | 2719351 TheSilverJournal
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Is it game on? The pressure on the system is tremendous. Look at the sharp rise in the 10-year over the last few weeks. The economy floated along as long as the rate of money printing was speeding up or interested rates were falling, and now neither is happening. Either yields are rising due to the bond bubble bursting, or yields are rising on expectations the Bernank will be announcing another LSAP program Aug. 31. Might be a bit of both.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:31 | 2719379 bobert
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The yield on the ten year has risen 32% since 7/25.

Why has the ultra short 10 year PST risen only by 5% then during the same period of time???

Something wrong with da model?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:26 | 2719360 orangegeek
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Getting ready for primary wave 3 Germany.


When the global momentum to the downside accelerates and unemployment skyrockets, it's going to get ugly....everywhere.


No single region/country/territory will be spared. 

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:56 | 2719624 francis_sawyer
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So if that's the case, why aren't you spending some useful time storing food, & supplies instead of annoying everyone with homemade charts & predictions on which of the two times per day the broken clock is going to be right by incessantly yelling "P3 is coming"?

IOW ~ WTF difference does it make?

If EW charts are all-powerful, then nothing can be done about it anyway, right?...

"On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero" (oh but no wait, I need 5 little wavelets to tell me I'm doomed ~ rolls eyes)...

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:28 | 2719367 LoneStarHog
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May I infer that "reversal of the Anti-Nazi Era..." means a Contemporary-Nazi Era, like what the USSA is rapidly entering?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:29 | 2719369 caimen garou
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john has a long moustache,repeat, john has a long moustache

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:54 | 2719443 Conrad Murray
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I seem to have misplaced my chair.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:42 | 2719594 Abitdodgie
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The chair is against the wall.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:29 | 2719558 Uncle Remus
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Lord Haw-haw, is that you?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:38 | 2719388 Yen Cross
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 As the " Giant " homogenized slab of European butter melts away in the "dog days", of summer!

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:35 | 2719389 f16hoser
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New meaning to the term: Sour Kraut

Welcome to the Globalist Party!

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:35 | 2719390 Wakanda
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Angela asks

"What have I got in my pocket?"

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:30 | 2719561 Uncle Remus
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Two tangerines and a brat?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:38 | 2719399 Dr. Engali
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Every nation is preparing for lock down. Troop deployment all over the U.S. so the sheep " feel secure" . Homeland security is buying over a billion rounds of hollow points for " target practice". Drones flying all over God's green earth. Now this, If people don't start waking up soon they are going to part of the slaughter.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:33 | 2719566 Uncle Remus
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Popcorn. Peanuts. Hollow point ammo.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:38 | 2719569 Nadaclue
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Every nation is preparing for lock down. Troop deployment all over the U.S. so the sheep " feel secure" . Homeland security is buying over a billion rounds of hollow points for " target practice". Drones flying all over God's green earth. Now this, If people don't start waking up soon they are going to part of the slaughter.

Do not fear the US Military. The whole of the Military worldwide was numbered at 1.3 million in 2010, after which has been cut left and right. Even if they had 600K in the US (which they don't, closer to 350K), 1 out of 4 is combat, the rest are support. The support ratio is 3-4 to 1. Given those numbers, they might field 200K combat troops.

With over 200,000 cities, townships and incorporated bergs, that is 1 troop per city. Figure a minimum of 5 troops per checkpoint, times 3 for a 24 hour period, that is about 13,000 checkpoints.

DHS has between 110-230K employees, with a 1 in 4 combat to support, that is about 6,000 checkpoints (actually, the trained LEO portion is closer to 12-15 support to 1) .

It ain't gonna be enough. The local LEO's have their hands full as it is with layoffs and empty hire slots so deal them out. Nope, fear is their only weapon.


Mon, 08/20/2012 - 00:12 | 2719756 Uber Vandal
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In theory, you may be correct.

However, from a historical perspective, a relatively few Conquistadors conquered Aztec held areas of Mexico, and I am fairly confident that the Conquistadors were outnumbered much more than our troops would be.

Unfortunately, the most prepared of our population will have a difficult time against M1 Abrams tanks, aircraft, missiles, artillery, daisy cutters, and a variety of chemical and biological agents.

In short, if/when things get real, no one is going to play fair or by the Geneva Convention rules, and all it will take is one good example, such as Lidice to get a point across.


Mon, 08/20/2012 - 07:32 | 2720058 Zwelgje
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BS. Hernan Cortez maybe came with just 800 Spaniards and 9 horses to Mexico, but they were helped by an army of 100.000 locals who were sick and tired of Aztec rule which implied human sacrifice. The sacrifices usually weren't Aztec.


Rings a different bell, doesn't it?



Mon, 08/20/2012 - 09:24 | 2720268 rwe2late
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And how many "locals" will support the government "maintaining order"?

How well do the diversionary divide and conquer tactics work in the USA?

Race, religion, political party, "my government, err country right or wrong", etc. ?

Stirring up Sunni vs. Shiite animosities isn't the only game in town.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 15:44 | 2721430 Uncle Remus
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Oh sweet Jeebus, don't get the Baptists riled up!

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 15:04 | 2721297 Uber Vandal
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And how well did that work out for the locals after all?

(Hint, not so much)

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 07:36 | 2720062 ZeroPoint
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Drones are force multipliers. The same thing is true for weaponized ebola.


Mon, 08/20/2012 - 04:45 | 2719935 strongband
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what a sad sad hole you live in.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:41 | 2719405 Catullus
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What terrorist threat?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:34 | 2719699 Element
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They're everywhere man! ... don't know how it happened but these terrorists keep increasing in numbers ... we're gonna have to bomb harder and really occupy their shit now!

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:41 | 2719408 bankonzhongguo
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Glad I'm tall, blond and blue eyed.

Good luck to everyone else.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:50 | 2719722 Uncle Remus
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Doch, you haf relatifs in zee old country, ja?

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 04:48 | 2719938 strongband
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erm, wake up - blonde and blue no longer has the cash, buddy.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 09:31 | 2720285 rwe2late
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 very good,

more reliable replacements are always needed for the 'Eastern front',

wherever that may be.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:49 | 2719410 zilverreiger
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cant really make definite heads or tails of the ruling in a short amount of time, it looks fairly innocent like it is arranged in surrounding countries, nonetheless an increase of power, but 1 of the judges had his personal deviating opinion written down:


Sondervotum des Richters Gaier:
Im Schatten eines Arsenals militärischer Waffen kann freie Meinungsäußerung schwerlich gedeihen.

"In the shadow of military weaponry, exercizing freedom of speech doesnt flourish well"
Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:00 | 2719454 Nadaclue
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I think that the German elite, just like everywhere else, see's the writing on the wall.

The whole worldwide financial ponzi scheme is close to collapse. Pure and simple. The elites want to be able to respond when it goes down but they are shortsighted. Sure. they'll bribe their mercenaries for a while but when the imports stop, unless they (and we in the USA) have massive food stocks, which they will eventually run out of, will lose those whom they are unable to feed or corral.

We are all in the death throngs of the collapse of the financial system as we know it, It will take a while to resurrect something to take its place.

I'm agnostic as far as religion but I keep seeing this saying over and over. It used to make me laugh of the gullibility of folks but now, I think it is good advice:

"A Prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it". Proverbs 22:3

Not trying to sell you religion here, just good common sense.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:05 | 2719469 GeorgeHayduke
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No offense taken with the Bible quote. There are some wise words mixed in with the remaining 98%+ of supposedly "divine" rubbish.

The early Christian founders were excellent at propaganda and marketing and they knew you had to have a little truth to go with the lies if you want to control people. The best part is when the sheep themselves start defending it.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:27 | 2719550 Real Estate Geek
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I read that quote as "stock up on .223"

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:53 | 2719618 Nadaclue
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No actually, the key to surviving this will to be someplace that .223 is not needed. Third world countries aren't a bad idea as you can watch the show from afar and little will happen to the shithole you're living in as it was a shithole when you got there.

You might find this honeypot in the US, if you're lucky but most of the good spots are gone and folks ain't giving them up.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:53 | 2719730 Uncle Remus
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I say old bean, I do believe you have the gist of it.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:58 | 2719433 GeorgeHayduke
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File this in the "But Everyone Else Is Doing It" folder. 

The Germans are just following the trend that America is setting. Just like people getting tattoos because everyone else is doing it.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 01:21 | 2719826 billsykes
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Tattoos have always been reserved for slaves.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 21:55 | 2719445 gwar5
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If the war in the ME kicks off pretty soon it will be $200 oil, global depression, QE3, and good times for everybody.  The perfect banker scapegoat right on schedule.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:20 | 2719675 surf0766
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War in ME and qe3? War alone if $200 oil.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:01 | 2719461 FoeHammer
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As a part of a younger generation that has been indoctrinated via public schooling and made slaves via debt, I feel useless(I still take responsibility for my actions). I can't stack PMs and hate working within the system. I think the best thing I can do is try to educate other people on the injustices perpetrated by the leaders of a crony capitalist society. Then again, I feel uneasy when I make rational arguments(to other sheeple) for purchasing physical gold/silver. Maybe I need to find a nice farm to work on.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 00:35 | 2719731 slewie the pi-rat
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as part of an older generation that has been indoctrinated via public schooling and made slaves via debt...  ...i got drafted and sent toNam too! 

can't tell too much abt yer situ from this, but if you have a few spare hours 2X/week, go to the local assocForRetardedChildren (ARC) and

ask them if they would like a little help;  if they do, just show up on time and...see what happens

this kindness......should not go unpunished, so anything might happen......good luck!

for a paycheck:  try laborReady or manPower;  fill out a short form with the labor contracor;  show up at some paramilitary early time and get paid the same day

not much, but it counts for socialSecurity!  and you'll make a  few bux over a week and be way too tired to spend anything too

like a farm, but you actually do get paid

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 16:23 | 2721545 FoeHammer
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I will check out laborReady and manPower. Thank you for your service.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:05 | 2719473 Let The Wurlitz...
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It seems that after the socialist German government destroys the countrys wealth with social programs they than want to be able to kill their own people when they protest and riot.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:07 | 2719481 Yen Cross
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 Draghi and his "Right nut" Berlusconi, must be laughing in their " Sicilian" Bat Cave, over how they got the bond market to front run Spain!


Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:09 | 2719489 slewie the pi-rat
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the pastry-cookCourt knows best

they engineered that fuking tube of crescent rolls which has ruined my entire evening, i'm sure!

are you shitting me?  why?  WHY???

i need my den mother, BiCheZ!

and troops!

they should label that shit:  not4men!!!

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:23 | 2719538 slewie the pi-rat
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germanConstitutionalCourt <: recent photo <:

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:10 | 2719491 yogibear
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The banksters re-wrote the constitution. We should soon discover who the world tryrant is.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:20 | 2719524 steelrules
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Change a law that protects the people because of supposed terrorists, it's a page right out of the NDAA.

Blind or not, sheeple or not, everyone can see they are getting ready for total collapse.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:18 | 2719667 surf0766
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The sheep do not care. They have never cared. All they know is EBT

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:26 | 2719548 Uncle Remus
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Paging Ernst Röhm. Please pick a white courtesy phone.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:53 | 2719619 KnightsofNee
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I must say, as a long time reader of Zhedge, I get the most enjoyment from reading the comments. I laugh my arse off all the time. The above comments are no exception. Tyler needs to arrange a Zero Hedge Convention so we can all meet and drink hard adult beverages together, and laugh and cry and share stories about our muppet friends and relatives. To revell in our shared despair. To know that we are not alone. We are a family. We should all meet. We will laugh and cry and hug each other! CD, you make the arrangements.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 03:57 | 2719908 Hobbleknee
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Sun, 08/19/2012 - 22:53 | 2719620 KnightsofNee
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I must say, as a long time reader of Zhedge, I get the most enjoyment from reading the comments. I laugh my arse off all the time. The above comments are no exception. Tyler needs to arrange a Zero Hedge Convention so we can all meet and drink hard adult beverages together, and laugh and cry and share stories about our muppet friends and relatives. To revell in our shared despair. To know that we are not alone. We are a family. We should all meet. We will laugh and cry and hug each other! CD, you make the arrangements.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 01:19 | 2719823 billsykes
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I will see you there at ZerohedgeCon 2013 in Havana Cuba.



Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:28 | 2719688 Overfed
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This gets a little more relevant every day.


“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it's profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.”


Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:28 | 2719689 Bicycle Repairman
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So much for German courts and German constitutions.  When Germans try to get upset about bailing out Europe, they'll feel the lash.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:42 | 2719717 Esculent 69
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Can you hear it? Can you smell it? Jesus Tap Dancing Christ, CAN YOU FEEEEEEL IT?

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:44 | 2719718 Gavrikon
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First intelligent conjecture I've read on this column.  The other brainless nonsense about the 4th Reich and Goosesteppers is from fucktards who probably have never been out of the US.

This could also be due to some trouble brewing with the resident islamists, who buy Kalashnikov automative weapons.  The German part of the population owns very few firearms, and a VERY low percentage of those are autoloaders, so I doubt that TPTB are much worried about them.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 00:01 | 2719739 Uncle Remus
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I'm guessing you didn't get the memo. We got more than rocket science with that Paper Clip.

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:56 | 2719733 Uncle Remus
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Yeah, well I'll bet the Luftwaffe can put on one hell of an "air show".

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 23:58 | 2719736 SaveTheBales
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Shit, now I've lost track, where are we?  Does this mean that we're down to Monaco or so as the Torch-bearer of Liberty in the western hemisphere?

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 00:12 | 2719757 lolmao500
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As always, the military protecting the banksters and big corporation stooges if people revolt.... Hitler, Merkel, communists, ``capitalists`` or fascists no difference in this regard.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 01:17 | 2719818 billsykes
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Germany? Not again.  Burn a building blame it on greece, then invade poland.

They will be like, we will get our Danzig. 




Mon, 08/20/2012 - 09:31 | 2720286 optimator
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Well, to be fair, if Israel can claim land 'cause it was theirs 2000 years ago, then Germany should be able to claim land that was theirs half a century ago.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 02:28 | 2719869 Joe A
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Sliding slope here. Better keep an eye on the fire detection system in the Reichstag, if there is any. Armies should stay in their barracks. The only reason to come out of there is when the country is invaded by a foreign army. The army can help when there is a flood or earth quake and such, but they should leave their guns in the barracks. For enforcing and upholding the law there is the police.

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 04:04 | 2719912 Hobbleknee
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There is already a foreign army with over 200 bases and 75,000 troops in Germany.

USA, bitchez!

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 06:11 | 2719975 Joe A
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Yes, but they are our friends, right?

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 06:59 | 2719911 NuYawkFrankie
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Re German Court Reverses Anti-'Nazi-Era' Military Restrictions


Any news on how many DHS/FEMA/TSA/ATF/Michael-Chertoff-type "facilitators"  are being sent over from  The Homeland to Zee Fatherland...  you know - just to "show them the ropes" kinda thing?

After all, it would hardly be surprising if the Wehrmacht was a little bit "rusty" after having been out of business since May 8th 1945 - would it?

Mon, 08/20/2012 - 10:48 | 2720486 FRBNYrCROOKS
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The "Facilitators" were sent long ago right after the war.

They sent the man to the moon and developed ICBM system, jet engines etc.

We even hire the SS to run the Intelleginsia in Germany.

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Mon, 08/20/2012 - 09:34 | 2720289 jerry685
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Since Roman times this has not been allowed.........No general could enter Rome at the head of his army

no standing army should be allowed to police the people....the end is near....

revolution is coming..,,again


Mon, 08/20/2012 - 10:20 | 2720405 FRBNYrCROOKS
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Oh joy!


Here we go again!


Have the French surrendered yet?

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