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The Global Arms Trade Interactive Inforgraphic

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In the aftermath of the most recent mass shooting incident in Colorado, which in turn is merely the latest in a long series of tragic mass killings, the question of weapon propagation has once again come to the forefront, if not as much in the presidential race. This of course excludes the fact that for centuries the military industrial complex has long been the staple manufacturing core of many economies, and has competed only with banking when it comes to making a disproportionately small group of people disproportionately rich (even if it has "boosted" numerous economies alive in times of Krugmanian GDP stimulus need). Which is why we present the following interactive infographic from chrome experiments as a quick and dirty guide on who the biggest sources of arms trade (either imports or exports) in the world are. We doubt there will be many surprises over the usual suspects.

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h/t Chase


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Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:21 | 2685312 UGrev
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we must immediately halt all ammo exports.. you foreign fuckers are eating into my supply and driving the price up.. *bangs head*. 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:29 | 2685332 Xibalba
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I got mine...and that's all that matters to me.  Who's wins:  the guy who has the gold, or the guy who has the gun?  

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:34 | 2685360 john39
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neither unless people work together to destroy the NWO parasites,

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:44 | 2685396 engineertheeconomy
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Military/Bankers Complex


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:01 | 2685473 Pladizow
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Why there is a 2nd amendment:

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:47 | 2685899 Buzz Fuzzel
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"God created man, Col Colt (inventor of the revolver) made them equal"

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 21:19 | 2686415 MSimon
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M1911 made them faster.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:21 | 2685841 Nikao7
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Military/Banker/Corporate complex


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:55 | 2685417 Rusticus
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"I got mine...and that's all that matters to me."


This can be treated, but it's going to cost you a lot of gold.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:00 | 2685470 Xibalba
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You want shares of GLD? 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:08 | 2685483 Rusticus
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You recognize you need treatment ? ... bullish 4u.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:10 | 2685506 Xibalba
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thanks for bringing me to my moment of clarity.  I'm sure you do this professionally, no? 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:14 | 2685680 GAAPpreNixon
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The biosphere bats last but ALWAYS WINS.  Gold or guns won't help you in an environmental collapse.

Americans anxiously watch the other tiny "fish" in the school being herded by a group of killer whales to see which way to turn en masse to.

Rather than questioning the con artists, mountebanks and carnival barkers herding us into the fleece area (consumerism) or the slaughter house (cannon fodder), Americans dream of being a rich con artist themselves. I write to try to wake them up. The rich are a symptom. The disease is the blind faith in a growth paradigm in a finite biosphere. The system cannot be repaired. Everything else is hollywood.

We have been lied to by world class con artists for over a century. If you think you have benefited from the Trickle down con, you are sadly mistaken.

View from the Catbird Seat

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:31 | 2685724 GAAPpreNixon
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Nah, they won't do that because the REAL "business model" in war profiteering is creating "new consumers". It's the ideal form of predatory capitalism because your "product" gets destroyed when it blows itself and several humans up with it. The more weapons, the BETTER! People seeing other people getting blown up are then "MOTIVATED" (FREE ADVERTISING!) to purchase some of those "products" themselves. No need for planned obsolescence if you can just keep enough people "motivated" by blowing up their friends and family. It's a WIN-WIN!

And don't worry about any squeamish American taxpayers. That's what we have flags, parades ,"honor the vets" organizations and 24/7 media PR flag waving for. The poor and middle class are needed to willingly support a small percentage of their group getting "patriotically" blown up themselves using and "receiving" all these "products" on future mineral and oil resource areas ( whoops, I meant foreign battlefields where we fight for "freedom and democracy", of course).

Any card carrying member of the 1% parasites knows that peace SUCKS!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:21 | 2685315 Stackers
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Just wait till they get a catch of the firepower of my fully armed and operational battlestation.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:23 | 2685319 UGrev
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Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:06 | 2685656 HarryM
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Feuer Frei



Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:39 | 2685382 pods
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Don't be too proud of this technological terror you've constructed. The ability to destroy a planet is insignificant next to the power of the Force.

Darth Vader

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:07 | 2685807 Uncle Remus
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"There'll be no one to stop us this time." Darth "Who's your daddy?" Vader

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:22 | 2685318 Martin Silenus
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Best--and most disturbing--infographic ever!!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:23 | 2685321 UGrev
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Disturbing? the only thing disturbing is now I know why ammo prices are so high.. 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:44 | 2685400 francis_sawyer
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that too...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:48 | 2685414 LFMayor
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Prices have been worsening ever since the Clintons shut down that sweet, sweet low cost Chinese product source.  Those were the best of times...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:06 | 2685488 francis_sawyer
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oh those crafty Clintons... Always looking after YOUR best interests...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:31 | 2685573 11b40
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What a powerful dude, that Clinton guy.  He did all kinds of things all by himself, didn't he?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:26 | 2685712 francis_sawyer
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Well... at MINIMUM you have to give him credit for...

- Not 'inhaling'

- Not having sex with 'that woman'

All your sons & daughters should be Clintons...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:38 | 2685745 11b40
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Haven't you worn out your Trivail Pursuits game yet?

It is hard to see the forest or the trees with your head up your ass.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:20 | 2685836 francis_sawyer
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Yeah... I suppose you're right... after all... What does 'character' have to do with longevity of leadership?... My bad...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:49 | 2685907 11b40
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What does character have to do with it?  Not much, apparently.  After all, we elected Bush the Lesser --- twice ;-) --- a cokehead & alcoholic.  But I am sure you know enough history to recall Eisenhower's mistress, and let's not even go into Kennedy, or LBJ, for that matter.  And that Nixon guy...what an admirable dude.  Ho-hum & yawn.

When I am an airline passenger, I could care less if the pilot was sleeping with 2 chickens & a goat the night before, just as long as he can get the that plane on the ground safely.  Clinton could fly the political plane about as well as anyone, and I would like to have him back....10 to 1 over any of the choices we have today.  Hell, I'd even take Hillary over either of these tweedle dee & tweedle dum choices we have been served up.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 18:18 | 2685970 francis_sawyer
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Tue, 08/07/2012 - 18:26 | 2685983 NidStyles
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You call yourself an 11b too, so I'm baffled here. Everything you stated is anti-thesis to everything I experienced and learned in that community as an 11b30p.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 11:31 | 2687776 11b40
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You want to explain what you mean, 'cause I have no idea what you are talking about.

If you were an 11Bravo where I was, survival meant paying close attention and dealing with reality.  What part of what I stated was incorrect?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 14:07 | 2688353 Buzz Fuzzel
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"The virtues of men are of more consequence to society than their abilities; and for this reason, the heart should be cultivated with more assiduity than the head." --Noah Webster, On the Education of Youth in America, 1788

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:56 | 2685638 UGrev
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Yeah.. I don't think I would KNOWINGLY buy ammo from the chinese. Thought I will say that Prvi Partizan is my overall favorite ammo, followed closely by PMC. 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:24 | 2685322 magpie
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I find it highly ironic that Russia is liberalizing its domestic arms sales to increase its tax revenue.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:50 | 2685621 bank guy in Brussels
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Great Russian gun designer Mikhail Kalashnikov, who will be 93 later this year, has spoken very favourably of the right of all citizens to have arms.

Kalashnikov is as great a gun designer perhaps as the American John Browning, who died in Liège, Belgium in 1926.

If every Third Reich Jew had a gun to take a Nazi down with him ...

... And any of us with a brain or conscience might one day be a 'Third Reich Jew', rounded up for the camps.

Most of the Jews the Nazis killed were non-Zionist, religious people ... nothing to do with those Israeli fascists.

Here in Europe we know the Nazis can come back, they were here before, we know 'things can change'. We have seen murderous tyranny, like the US is seeing now.

In Europe we are not noisy about it, but actually we have a lot of privately-owned guns in Continental Europe too (Americans tend not to know this - it was the crazy Brits that confiscated everyone's handguns, not us on the Continent.)

Germany: 25 million civilian privately owned handguns, shotguns, rifles
France: 19 million civilian privately owned handguns, shotguns, rifles
Belgium: 2 millions civilian privately owned handguns, shotguns, rifles

Facts of gun ownership and policies in countries around the world:

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:20 | 2685830 A Lunatic
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But can you grab one off the rack in the bedroom, pop in a 100rnd C-mag and let 'er rip at 9 a.m., right from the comfort and safety of your back porch without fear of reprisal?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 19:26 | 2686148 malek
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There he goes again with that bullshit statistic:

Germany: 25 million civilian privately owned handguns, shotguns, rifles

Everyone who lived for a year or two in Germany is aware that number can't be true, or they're counting air guns and pea shooters as well.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 20:29 | 2686309 rosiescenario
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Personally, John Browning is probably the greatest gun designer....everything from the hi-power through the BMG...not to mention the Colt 45....


Not to diminish the recent mass killings, but perhaps there were not enough guns....if a few folks had been legally packing, the death tolls would have been far lower.


Rather than disarm honest citizens, the government should be encouraging law abiding citizens to know how to use guns and give them the right to carry.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:25 | 2685325 sgt_doom
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Speaking of that arms trade and mass murders:

The Long Thread

To achieve a world free of demons, we must first identify the demons.

Instead of focusing on the newsy blah, blah, blah --- endless noise without content --- let us examine the obvious factors leading to the horrible and mindless slaughter of those Sikhs in Wisconsin.

The mindset of the psychotic gunman, an ardent neo Nazi, sounded exactly the same as the typical Tea Party member (Obama is a communist and blah, blah, blah).

Most people should know by now that the Koch brothers are behind the funding of the Tea Party, just as a previous generation of the Koch family was behind the financing of the John Birch Society, the Liberty Lobby, etc., spreading neo Nazi filth to stealthily aid corporate America’s aims.  These groups were originally the instigators of that anti-Semitic movement promoting the fantasy that the Holocaust never happened!

This psycho killer lost his job, had his house foreclosed on by Wells Fargo, then blamed the Sikhs for his difficulties?

Now there’s your typical Tea Party/neo Nazi brilliance!

These easily manipulated people couldn’t identify the real enemy even if their name was tattooed on every surface of their bodies!

The seemingly mindless horror perpetrated locally mirrors that which is perpetrated globally.  We just witnessed the draft dodging and tax dodging Willard Mitt Romney go to Israel and rant like the war monger he seeks to be.

Romney reveled in promoting death and destruction on Iran and the people of that country.

What leads us to believe that Iran pursues nuclear weapons?

A so-called leak early in the last decade, tracked back to the deputy assistant secretary of defense, one Christopher Mellon.  That would be Chris Mellon, a member of the super-wealthy Mellon family.

So the super-rich Koch family has a lengthy history of promoting hatred and violence to profit their family, and we now note that a similar family, the Mellon family, is also culpable in the latest hate campaign against another country, rich in oil and radium.

Two families with a long involvement  in war profiteering, oil, finance, minerals, mining, etc., and today are still involved with promoting local and global aggression.

Why don’t we hear more of these facts from our so-called media?

Well, according to that “well respected” Pew Research Center, and one of their previous so-called studies, we have a “liberal media” --- guess that must be the reason, huh?

Just a darn coincidence that those Pew organizations, originally established with oil wealth, are chiefly funded by the oil companies.

So who would you recognize as the enemy?

To achieve a world free of demons, we must first identify the demons.


The buffet was organised to oppose the involvement of the bank in funding the production of controversial depleted uranium weapons. These weapons are both chemically toxic and radioactive, and have caused serious health consequences for both military and civilians.!


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:48 | 2685415 Buckaroo Banzai
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Well, by trotting out the old "Koch Brothers" boogeyman, you just torpedoed your credibility.

And by the way fucknut, the John Birch society was mostly right about everything, as it turned out.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:56 | 2685447 boogerbently
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....not to mention his blame/hatred of the "tea party"!!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:24 | 2685706 11b40
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The original Tea Party ws long ago hi-jacked by the far right wing of the GOP - the Dick Armey Texass Brigade.  He, along with Phil Graham & Tom Delay, did untold damage to America in the late 90's and early part of 2000.  They call themselves Patriots, but are actually just the opposite.  They are shills for the looting class.

The original Tea Partiers were well intentioned but naive.  I always found it amusing to see crowds of them protesting against government and taxes, while surveys of their opinions said 70% wanted the govt to keep it's hands of their socila Security and Medicaid.  Anyway, the sops at the top are in no way related to the rag-tag bunch that started the movement.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:50 | 2685908 sun tzu
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Armey and Gramm could do nothign without Slick Willy and Robert Rubenstein approving. You brainwashed left wing idiots are comically stupid. On one hand you claim the 90's were great because of Slick Willy. Then you turn around and say the 90's were a disaster because of Phil Gramm

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 19:59 | 2686232 Bear
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Gramm, Armey, Clinton ... Crooks together ... 1999 repeal of Glass-Steagall

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 18:29 | 2685991 NidStyles
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How does a movement that has no real centralized leader get hi-jacked. I think you are watching too much TV to get information about the Tea Party. 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:57 | 2685453 boogerbently
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I just identified one of the "demons".

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:59 | 2685464 pods
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I find it funny how someone tries to be taken seriously HERE by trotting out the tired false left-right paradigm.



Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:03 | 2685482 NotApplicable
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Some people are just too well-defined by the box to ever understand there's life outside of it.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:06 | 2685489 GAAPpreNixon
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If the shoe fits, wear it! Don't forget to pull out the old "that's antisemitism" ad hominem; works every time!

Here's some more torpedoes for you:

let's not forget the gigantic carbon footprint of these "humans" that are behind all the "scientific studies" claiming most of us need to take a long walk off a short pier for the sake of the planet, of course. Let's also remember the military machines of the world have always served THEM while using US as cannon fodder so the carbon footprint of the military is on THEIR tab too.

If you think that 90% or more of the human population is causing the environmental collapse, you need to look at this data that is already 5 years old and probably much worse now:

The single largest user of peroleum in the US is the PENTAGON!
Nigeria, with a population of more than 140 million, consumes as much energy as the U.S. military.
In 2006 Air Force consumed around 2.6 billion gallons of jet-fuel which is the same amount of fuel U.S. airplanes consumed during WWII (between December 1941 and August 1945).
The U.S. Navy is the largest diesel fuel user in the world, at least in 2005.
DoD occupies over 620,000 buildings and structures worth $600 billion comprising more than 400 installations on 25 million acres in the United States (almost as big as the land area of Virginia or less than South Carolina and New Jersey combined).
According to 2007 CIA World Fact Book there are only 35 countries in the world consuming more oil than DoD. Guess how many countries consume more oil per capita than the DoD? ONLY THREE!The only queen I see in this article is a queen of carbon pollution and death. But let's not forget she is "human"; just like that other lady long ago that said, "Let them eat cake.". consume more oil per capita than the DoD? ONLY THREE!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:27 | 2685557 Buckaroo Banzai
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Sipsey Street Irregulars does a nice job deconstructing that here:

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:52 | 2685912 Terminus C
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That 'scenario'was the biggest pile of 'strategic' malarkey I have read in a long time.  The 'insurrectionists' would be fucking retarded to hole up in a city and try and defend it against a numerically, technically and organizationally superior force that also has the advantage in logistics and time.  Any 'insurrection' force that attempted to do so would deserve to get annihilated.


Guerrilla forces need to be mobile, fluid and patient.  Time and initiative are of supreme importance in any conflict and a guerrilla force has that over a standing army, especially if it has the tacit support of the locals (as the scenario suggested).

Sure, occupy the town until the president authorizes military force, then bleed out of the town into the surrounding area.  If they (the 'rebels') seek to escalate, then hit a military or government target and fade out.  The military/government will likely respond with more and more draconian measures to 'control' the insurrection.  This increase in government brutality will drive more and more citizens and military personal to the 'rebels'.  This process will produce a feedback loop in which the 'rebels' (assuming they are intelligent with their targets and don't degrade into a vicious group of thugs that destroy and rob those they intend to 'free') will win... eventually with much suffering and pain felt by all citizens as no civil war/revolution is painless.


Obviously the scenario I played out is extremely simplified but the examples of the Spanish resistance to Napoleon, and the Eastern European covert operations against the Nazis are good examples of what to do... this article explains exactly what not to do as a 'rebel'.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 20:19 | 2686151 logicalman
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Check out T.E. Lawrence on guerrilla warfare.

I'm sure Google will help.



 Here is the thesis: Rebellion must have an unassailable base, something guarded not merely from attack, but from the fear of it: such a base as the Arab revolt had in the Red Sea ports, the desert, or in the minds of men converted to its creed. It must have a sophisticated alien enemy, in the form of a disciplined army of occupation too small to fulfill the doctrine of acreage: too few to adjust number to space, in order to dominate the whole area effectively from fortified posts. It must have a friendly population, not actively friendly, but sympathetic to the point of not betraying rebel movements to the enemy. Rebellions can be made by 2% active in a striking force, and 98% passively sympathetic. The few active rebels must have the qualities of speed and endurance, ubiquity and independence of arteries of supply. They must have the technical equipment to destroy or paralyze the enemy’s organized communications, for irregular war is fairly Willisen’s definition of strategy, “the study of communication,” in its extreme degree, of attack where the enemy is not. In 50 words: Granted mobility, security (in the form of denying targets to the enemy), time, and doctrine (the idea to convert every subject to friendliness), victory will rest with the insurgents, for the algebraical factors are in the end decisive, and against them perfections of means and spirit struggle quite in vain.


The Celts knew this - hence Hadrian's Wall.


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:21 | 2685700 sun tzu
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Why do fucking morons like you always compare the energy consumption of third world countries wit the US? Those people mostly live in mud huts with no electricity and running water and sewage piles up in front of their homes. Why not compare the energy consumption of NYC, Tokyo and London?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:08 | 2685810 GAAPpreNixon
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Read it AGAIN, numbnuts. ONLY THREE countries have a higher per capita oil use than the Department of Defense which is a PARASITE on the US taxpayer for the 1%. ALL the countries in the world are being compared. That includes Europe! The last time I checked, they weren't third world countries (YET) but I'm sure the 1% THERE, just like the 1% HERE. are working hard to make sure both Europe and the U.S. become feudal kingdoms in the third world banana republic tradition. That's the "government" model favored by the 1% and maybe people like YOURSELF: First world "country" status for the jet set, regardless of country, and SHIT world status for everyone else.

Good luck with that attitude.


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:53 | 2685914 sun tzu
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No shit you moron. The military is mobile so of course it uses more fuel per capita. Do you expect them to use horse transport? Even if the military was downsized by 50% it would still use the same fuel per capita to move troops and supplies. A sorry assed shitbrain like you can't even see your own stupidity.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:38 | 2685590 11b40
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Well, well....another Kochsucker reveals himself on Z-H.

This family is pure evil, and about as anti-American as they come.

Are you a paid troll?  They employ a lot of them.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:59 | 2685646 pods
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Koch Brothers=hook to drag you down into the left-right mud so you will not see exactly what is going on, but merely emotionally argue.

I am curious as to your definition of "american" though?

Me, I have no real idea what the hell "american" means anymore.


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:12 | 2685676 sun tzu
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Sounds like the Obamas, Clintons, Soros, and Buffetts to me. 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:54 | 2685916 sun tzu
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Are you a paid Soros troll? He employs a lot of them

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:40 | 2685595 GAAPpreNixon
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I'm sure the views of the john Birch Bigots has a lot to do with the price of peaches in Denmark, Nutfuck, but nothing to do with the FACT that the MIC parasite is eating us alive and benefits NO ONE but the 1% involved in war profiteering.

Quote from a scholarly book on energy use:

Dilworth (2010-03-12). Too Smart for our Own Good (pp. 399-400). Cambridge University Press. Kindle Edition.

"As suggested earlier, war, for example, which represents a cost for society, is a source of profit to capitalists. In this way we can partly understand e.g. the American military expenditures in the Persian Gulf area. Already before the first Gulf War, i.e. in 1985, the United States spent $47 billion projecting power into the region. If seen as being spent to obtain Gulf oil, It AMOUNTED TO $468 PER BARREL, or 18 TIMES the $27 or so that at that time was paid for the oil itself.

In fact, if Americans had spent as much to make buildings heat-tight as they spent in ONE YEAR at the end of the 1980s on the military forces meant to protect the Middle Eastern oil fields, THEY COULD HAVE ELIMINATED THE NEED TO IMPORT OIL from the Middle East. So why have they not done so? Because, while the $468 per barrel may be seen as being a cost the American taxpayers had to bear, and a negative social effect those living in the Gulf area had to bear, it meant only profits for American capitalists. "

Note: I added the bold caps emphasis on the barrel of oil price, money spent in one year and the need to import oil from the Middle East.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:00 | 2685649 UGrev
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Oh for fucks sake.. war has been profitable for EVERY FUCKING COUNTRY or EMPIRE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF WARRING EMPIRES!!! .. blah blah blah.. war .. blah blah blah.. capitalists.. blah blah blah.. 

Do us all a favor and shoot yourself a few times with a bolt action.. 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:18 | 2685834 GAAPpreNixon
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YOU FIRST! I need some fertilizer for my organic garden.

And every fucking empire has been WRONG! That mindset of SHITTING WHERE YOU EAT is what has fucked up the biosphere and you think that's A-FUCKING-OKAY.

If mankind does not change from being a PARASITE on other humans and the biosphere to a SYMBIOTIC relationship with other members of his species and the biosphere, we ALL GO EXTINCT.

You can die with your bolt action stuck up your ass but you'll die just the same. Thanks for the help getting evolutionary dead end species wiped out so the biosphere cam catch a break.

Have a nice day.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:46 | 2685898 UGrev
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If it were not for war.. WE WOULDN'T BE HERE.. dick face..  

don't mistake that for condoning it. BUT DO interpret war as something that WILL CONTINUE FOREVER!!! 

Enjoy your delusions...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:56 | 2685923 sun tzu
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And every fucking empire has been WRONG!

Yet shitbrains like you supports the current police state set up by 0bozo and Pelosi. Were you cheering on the CIA-NATO overthrow of Libya and Egypt? How about Syria?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:14 | 2685678 sun tzu
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Oil isn't used to heat buildings you fucking 0bot moron. Over 97% of buildings and houses use natural gas or electricity.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:34 | 2685867 GAAPpreNixon
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Google the exact terms you just stated (without the Obot moron part - Obama is as big a part of the problem as the rest of the elite fucks) and you will see the U.S. breakdown of heating oil, natural gas and renewable source electricity used to heat, cool and provide all the other power to U.S. homes and factories. The Department of "Defense" oil use is above and beyond all that and we-the-people are taxed to pay for that pig. The DoD and the 1% NEVER "DID" CAPITALISM; They called it that but it's really PARASITISM to enrich THEM and fleece we-the-people. Most of the electricity comes from fossil fuel power plants, the majority of which use oil. Don't believe anything I say. Check it out yourself.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 18:04 | 2685947 sun tzu
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Once again, you dimwitted moron, the majority of refined oil is used for fuel and industry, not heating buildings and generating electricity. Do a google search on sources of generating electricity. Oil is 1% while coal, natural gas, and nuclear are nearly 90%.

Guess what, the 99% aren't with idiots like you. You are a useful idiot of the 0.1% (Buffett, Soros, Goldman Sachs)

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:21 | 2685701 crawldaddy
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Well, by trotting out the old "Koch Brothers" boogeyman, you just torpedoed your credibility.

And by the way fucknut, the John Birch society was mostly right about everything, as it turned out.




LOL,  dude, you retarded?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 18:05 | 2685949 sun tzu
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LOL,  dude,


Are you 8 years old?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:00 | 2685472 Overfed
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Liberty, freedom, personal responsibility, keeping the fruit of your labor, limited government power, property rights. Yup, those sound like real dyed in the wool Nazi principles. Idiot.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:59 | 2685645 11b40
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Except the Koch Bros are against YOUR liberty, and freedom, just like they are against corporate responsibility.  They DO want the government to have the power to write the laws in their favor, which is why the spend untold millions (billions?) to game the system in their favor.

Recently, our local political prostitute, Tea Party darling Mick Mulvany, recently introduced  extremely specific tariff exemption bills on the House floor.  Only one company in the US would benefit.  Want to gues which one?

If you think the Koch Bros have anything to do with free market capitalism, well, I hope you don't get paid to think.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:16 | 2685684 sun tzu
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Evil idiots like you want the government to have more power so they can rule over you. Yeah, the bureaucrats will treat you better than the corporations. How about get the fucking bureaucrats AND corporations out of power?

You 0bot idiots are pathetic. Go fuck yourselves, douchebag cocksucking hyenas

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:32 | 2685727 11b40
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Ooooh....I'm impressed!

The real Sun Tzu would never allow himself to become so emotionally involved.  Are you still a teenager?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 18:07 | 2685951 sun tzu
sun tzu's picture

So you finally figured out I'm not the real sun tzu? Your chimpy brain is running slower than normal today

Are you still a douchebag?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:18 | 2685688 Turin Turambar
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Bah, eliminate ALL Tarrifs.  FREE trade with ALL countries.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:33 | 2685728 11b40
11b40's picture

Let me guess.  You are Chinese, right?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:16 | 2685522 bagehot99
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Is it hard to drive wearing those clown shoes?

You forgot to mention Karl Rove, Halliburton and several other current and former Leftist-Designated Villains™ - the tactic is unchanged since the early days of the Bolshevik revolution. Of course George Orwell lampooned it hilariously with the Two Minutes Hate in 1984, and yet you lefties continue to use it without any idea how funny and transparent it is to any sentient person.

What's that I hear you say? We have always been at war with Eastasia/Koch Brothers? (except you were previously at war with Halliburton, are they now an ally, like Eurasia?).


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:27 | 2685560 GAAPpreNixon
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If that's what you hear him saying, you are either deaf or playing dumb.

Now here is what I hear YOU saying: This fucked up system is working FOR YOU so you will resort to unethical debating tactics to undermine any ethical critique of the system and those fostering it rather than debating the merits. I'm sure Karl Rove would approve.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:55 | 2685600 Dr. Engali
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What we find ridiculous is you ideologues who only see the corrupt nature of one side of the political spectrum. Lefties have  Karl Rove as their boogie man and the righties have  George Soros as theirs. We laugh at all you clown being played like fools by both sides.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:42 | 2685884 GAAPpreNixon
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I see BOTH sides as FUCKED UP, CORRUPT and FAKE. There is ONE party in D.C. with two right wings. I support exposing either of the two wings of empre central.

As has been said by ZH many times, the game is rigged. That covers a hell of a lot more territory than the stock market, pal. It's called fascism with good PR. It's killing us and the planet. If that's "ideology", then so is scientific inquiry.

Symbiosis replaces the cancerous growth paradigm Parasitism or it's curtains for homo SAP.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 18:11 | 2685962 sun tzu
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You need new glasses because there is one party in DC with two left wings.George Orwell's 1984 is here and you're too stupid to see it. A right wing would have para-military marching down the streets openly. A left-wing has the thought police, neighbors spying on each other, ostracizing and demonizing of people who do not think the correct way.

With affirmative action, racial set-asides, open borders, it's amazing that idiots like you think that this is a right wing government. Educate yourself before posting more of your stupidity.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 19:34 | 2686169 malek
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Sun Tzu got it right, it are actually two left wings, and you're complaining they're still not left enough.

But actually Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is the book that describes today's world.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:18 | 2685691 sun tzu
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I'm sure 0bozo and Soros would approve of your idiocy. 

Stupid cocksucking maggots like you think people here are neocons. We are libertarians. We despise Bush and Rove as much as we despise your messiah.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:17 | 2685526 Dr. Engali
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Maybe you should trot on over to the daily kos. I'm sure your narrow view of the world would be welcome there.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:21 | 2685545 GAAPpreNixon
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Well said.

Morris Berman addresses the root of the problem: The cancerous Growth Paradigm. The elite serving and warmaking MIC is just one symptom of the disease.

The plan of the elite and why it is doomed to fail:



Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:24 | 2685709 sun tzu
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You left wing useful idiots are pathetic. Nobody wants to live under your socialist police state. You think you will be the ones ruling but remember what Stalin did to Trotsky and others he didn't trust. You useful idiots will be the first victims of the purge as the elites consolidate power

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:50 | 2685624 Grinder74
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Why oh why can't we down-arrow more than once?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:28 | 2685715 sun tzu
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You left wing useful idiots are pathetic. Nobody wants to live under your left-wing socialist police state. You think you will be the ones ruling but remember what Stalin did to Trotsky and others he didn't trust. You useful idiots will be the first victims of the purge as the elites consolidate power.

Either way, the low rent socialist idiots like you will lose. If your side loses, you will be destroyed. If your side wins, your own leaders will put a bullet in your thick skulls and kick you into the ditch. 

Live free or die, you stupid dickheads.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:23 | 2685844 penexpers
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You, sir, are a moron and worse... a statist.

Fuck off.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:26 | 2685328 A Lunatic
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I bet the Chinese are almost sorry they invented gun powder.............

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:53 | 2685435 LFMayor
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Not as sorry as when they invented pharma and discovered opium,


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:05 | 2685485 Crassus
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It was the British East India Co.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:26 | 2685555 LFMayor
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You missed the whole narrative man.  Stuffy, puritanical old white guys in powdered wigs STOLE all those things from native peoples.

E.I.C. was good work if you could get it.  Only the Nazis looted more, faster.  Well, until the bastards broke the gold standard, that is.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:59 | 2685644 Crassus
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Yeah, no shit about the E.I.C.: had its own private army, ruled parts of India. It was everything that Haliburton wants to be.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:18 | 2685690 magpie
magpie's picture

Stole the idea from the Portuguese estado

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:20 | 2685698 iDealMeat
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Their Flag was certainly an ominous sign for a country to come.


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:13 | 2685675 Winston Churchill
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Also Alfred Nobel for Nitro/dynamite.

Perhaps its time for a Nobel war prize.

Obummer could finally achieve something by being the first winner of

both the war and peace prizes.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:29 | 2685330 francis_sawyer
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Best all time ZH graphic EVER... (which I realize was a double positive ~ but if you divide by zero...)

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:38 | 2685347 hedgeless_horseman
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A Google Web GL graphic about weapons sales?  Smells like bait for NSA or DHS spyware to me, not that there is anything wrong with that.*



*For the record, I think NSA and DHS staff members are smart, funny, and generally attractive folks that are way underpaid and under appreciated for all the hard work that they do.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:40 | 2685387 francis_sawyer
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Not only that... but they're also cute, cuddly, & are the first ones I'd invite [& would be honorary guests] at any ad hoc 'folksy' picnic in the country that I'd ever care to organize...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:01 | 2685474 mkhs
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Seems bing is also taking names of subversives.  After a search of Ron Paul, bing suggests you check your facebook profile.  For Mitt Romney, Phelps, William Defoe, just search result.  For Ron Paul again, I also get a reward: a chance to win an xbox if I sign in to claim. 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 19:50 | 2686209 Prometheus418
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Sounds like you've got very little to worry about, then.

What kind of fool assumes that a Paul supporter has a Facebook account?  I certainly won't be losing sleep over that stunning display of competence.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:01 | 2685477 pods
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They would be easy to spot.

Just look for the ones who not only goad you into doing something, but also will supply you with the tools to do so.


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:50 | 2685559 LFMayor
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LOL, like those OWS skroates in Ohio, who took delivery of the Silly Putty? 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:22 | 2685534 trichotil
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i like chinese

they only come up to your kness

theyre cute , theyre  cuddly,

and theyre ready to please

i like chinese

i like their tiny little trees



Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:59 | 2685465 fuu
fuu's picture

Chrome can suck a dick.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:09 | 2685499 NotApplicable
NotApplicable's picture

Technically, it's HTML5.

You will be assimilated.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:13 | 2685515 fuu
fuu's picture

Yeah, yeah. It's almost time to turn off the internet anyway, it's become TV now.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:20 | 2685528 francis_sawyer
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fuu ~ If they ever turned off the internet... How could you ever JUNK my comments?... You'd surely die from the depravation from the fountainhead, whereby that entertainment source spews life for your private humanity... ~lol

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:33 | 2685576 fuu
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Actually I greened you a few times today, that Bono line never gets old. You keep feeling oppressed though, I find it humorous.

I bet you think I told you to STFU because you said soemthing about Jews.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:37 | 2685588 francis_sawyer
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It's all good...

Frankly ~ the jew thing isn't much of an issue for me... Call me a troll ~ but I like pushing buttons as much as MDB or RobotTrader do (even tho I'm not getting paid to do so)... It's a WEATHER BALLOON for francis_sawyer... It keeps folks on their toes (hypersensitive as they may be)...

My theory is... 'hypersensitivity' isn't going to cut it in the coming age... Just a theory... I could be wrong...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:44 | 2685607 fuu
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Well for the record this is what I quoted:

"The best thing that could happen would be a return to the DARK AGES followed by a rebirth (with their 'shill' asses firmly contained within REASONABLE measures of economic & public opinion formulating demographics"

I think a world run by the Chinese, the Indians, and the Muslims, would not be any better than the one we have today.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:29 | 2685718 francis_sawyer
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DARK AGES... ENLIGHTENED AGES... ALL of the above are fine with me so long as they step back from my grill...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:30 | 2685719 francis_sawyer
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Inside my grill is where the problems begin...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:50 | 2685333 OldE_Ant
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Water, Check

Gas masks, Check

Med kit, Checkerooo

MREs, Check

Alchol, Check, swig, shake, checked and double checked.

Guns, MAJOR CHECK, click check,click check

Ammo, CHECK, boom, boom, QA checks good.


Generator, CHECK, varoom QA checks good

Personal Drone detection and elimination system, Double CHeck

Old grey haired man sits down on the porch with a few dogs and lights up Puff, tobacco checkity check.

Mah, you done with the cannin' yet, and squints his eyes at something far off in the distance?

BLAMMMMMMM!   Tobacco goes out, dogs scramble, and a long ways away a small outhouse explodes.  

Grey haired guy flicks a match, lights up and smiles.  Cannin' Check!

Neighbors outhouse.  Needs a little touch up.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:30 | 2685717 iDealMeat
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Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:29 | 2685339 BurningFuld
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Italy is the clear winner here. I had no idea!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:41 | 2685391 francis_sawyer
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Italia ROCKS dude!... Fuck Simon Black ~ he's always missing where the real action is...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:33 | 2685350 JimBowie1958
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The view that weapon availability causes violence is as ignorant as a perspective that says that the availability of food causes obesity, or that  legal sales of alcohol cause alcoholism.


People make choices and they pursue those choices by any means available whether that is the obese person sneaking in contraband candy bars, or the alcoholic making Moonshine or warring factions using guns or swords or crossbows.

Aside from all that, you CANT TAKE OUR GUNS. Period. End of storry. Just try it, dipshits.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:50 | 2685427 shovelhead
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Contraband candybars?

This must be Bloomburgs 'New' New York.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:27 | 2685561 JimBowie1958
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Once we get Obamacare in full steam it will be anywhere in the US as bureaucrats try to make the system more efficient by reducing demand by forcing people to eat healthy foods.

The other side of the squeeze coin is the rationing of health-care on an average-year-gained versus cost scale.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:28 | 2685565 Buckaroo Banzai
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Spoons made Rosie O'Donnell fat!!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:31 | 2685722 sun tzu
sun tzu's picture

What made her a repulsive and annoying bitch?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:33 | 2685731 viahj
viahj's picture

I heard that it was Ben & Jerry's who did those motherhupmers and open community obese counseling centers for LGBT!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:06 | 2685664 Seer
Seer's picture

At some point there becomes a bit of trouble in all of this...

Small-scale weapons is one thing, but when a trigger-puller does a nuke...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:35 | 2685365 Satan
Satan's picture

History will tell you that the guy who has the gun normally has the gold too.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:55 | 2685446 shovelhead
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Not necessarily, but if he has got gold, with a gun he has a much better chance of keeping it.

Sure beats a rolled up newspaper.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:37 | 2685378 Antifaschistische
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Fine infographic...but this does not conclude that gun exports are bad.   What's bad is who guns are given to.  If every able bodied man in the Congo, or Sudan, or Rwanda, or Liberia, etc. had a rifle, or even a .22 pistol perhaps millions would have been saved in the process of thug attrition.   The problem is that we aren't arming decent people to defend their families and property.   I say...increase small arms exports so every father and brother has some chance of defending his wife, sisters and daughters against the thugs and rapists around the world.   And if you down arrow me so be it.   let's just say that no one wants to experiment with this because they know it would be successful.   We know what isn't armament small and large to governments run by fascists and gang like militaries. 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:19 | 2685531 Hype Alert
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You mean running Fast and Furious while at the same time talking up the UN Small Arms Treaty was a bad idea and just a tiny bit hipocritical?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:09 | 2685673 Seer
Seer's picture

The real problem comes in when there are either too many or too few resources...  Should be obvious for the later; for the former it's an issue of greed (usually outside forces push this angle in order to get it to break- send in the UN to make "peace" etc. [to then be followed up by outside pilfering- can't let internal thugs make all the money!]).

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:38 | 2685380 otto skorzeny
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guy at gun shop said that Ruger has a backlog of 1.5 MILLION WEAPONS!

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:10 | 2685504 shovelhead
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This happens when a company offers high quality at a very reasonable price.

Not to mention that Obama's Presidency has created it's own small arms bubble.

The lad seems not to inspire confidence in America.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 16:40 | 2685747 sun tzu
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He inspires confidence in criminals

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:38 | 2685381 Obadiah
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Your gonna make me download the chrome browser to see the full size graphic????

Nice tricks assholes

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:39 | 2685388 bigwavedave
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very cool indeed. HTML5 rocks

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:37 | 2685586's picture

I'm still writing HTML 3.2 in notepad.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 20:00 | 2686234 Prometheus418
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I have to agree.  That is a damn fine looking bit of code.  

As to the other stuff, I believe it's fairly benign.  Google has all kind of power, but they use it for geekiness.  I could be wrong about that, but it really seems like they're just doing things because they can, and not because they are being told to by some shadowy hand.

All standard disclaimers apply, of course- I like Google and their products, but I wouldn't suggest giving them the keys to your front door.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:40 | 2685390 Byte Me
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No-one worried about the German data?

It's a small step from regaining/rebuilding military production to rearming.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 20:01 | 2686237 Prometheus418
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No.  I'm not.

Germans are better people than you think.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:44 | 2685401 Hype Alert
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Yet another distraction.  Is this part of the UN Small Arms Treaty Propaganda?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:48 | 2685413 Byte Me
Byte Me's picture

For a pocket sized neutral country, Switzerland has been on a tear...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 15:21 | 2685547 bagehot99
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Every male of voting age is required to retain a firearm in their home. There's a reason Hitler didn't invade Switzerland, and it's not because he liked cuckoo clocks.

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 18:58 | 2686075 NidStyles
NidStyles's picture

Well that's good, because Cuckoo Clocks are German...

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:53 | 2685434 firstdivision
firstdivision's picture

Think I'll crack out Lord of War again.  Been awhile since I've watched it. 

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:55 | 2685441 Stuck on Zero
Stuck on Zero's picture

Repeat after me: "Gort, Klatu barada nikto."


Tue, 08/07/2012 - 17:59 | 2685924 Haager
Haager's picture

Hmm, nothing happens. Oh wait, things are moving!?

Tue, 08/07/2012 - 14:57 | 2685455 Uber Vandal
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Some of the more memorable lines from Lord of War:



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