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Davos Shocked To Hear That Poor People Exist

Ok, I exaggerate. But that’s my cynical first impression after finding the following diagram in the briefing book for the gathering of the good and the great at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. (Click for a larger size.)


Source: World Economic Forum

As you can see “Severe income disparity” is #1 on the Top 5 risks list this year, after having failed to make the short list for the preceding 5 years.

Now it’s not as though the attendees of Davos were completely inattentive to the economic plight of the less fortunate all this time. “Economic disparities” was on last year’s laundry list of risks and was featured prominently in the executive summary of 2011's report. But the urgency has been ratcheted up quite a bit this year: note the new modifier “severe” and the use of the more specific “income” rather than “economic”. But wait, there’s more.

Compare 2011's anodyne language:

the benefits of globalization seem unevenly spread – a minority is seen to have harvested a disproportionate amount of the fruits. Although growth of the new champions is rebalancing economic power between countries, there is evidence that economic disparity within countries is growing.

with this year’s:

Dystopia, the opposite of a utopia, describes a place where life is full of hardship and devoid of hope. Analysis of linkages across various global risks reveals a constellation of fiscal, demographic and societal risks signalling a dystopian future for much of humanity. The interplay among these risks could result in a world where a large youth population contends with chronic, high levels of unemployment, while concurrently, the largest population of retirees in history becomes dependent upon already heavily indebted governments. Both young and old could face an income gap, as well as a skills gap so wide as to threaten social and political stability.

They actually used the “D” word. Remember, this is not the research paper of some grad student with a flair for the dramatic. This document was written in part by Swiss Re and Zurich Financial Services — two of the most solid P&C insurers and re-insurers in the world. Their only business is the identification and management of real world risk. When you start hearing the language of Huxley and Orwell on the slopes of the Swiss Alps, then you’d best believe that something fundamental has shifted and that a lot of the rich and powerful are more frightened than they used to be.

 

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Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:13 | 2102076 css1971
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They can almost feel the rope.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:21 | 2102092 Popo
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How many of the world's non-elites were invited to Davos to discuss the issue?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:24 | 2102098 francis_sawyer
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look on the bright side... Looking back at 2011 it appears we have SOLVED the "Corruption" problem...

Damn are we good!

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:28 | 2102107 flattrader
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>>>When you start hearing the language of Huxley and Orwell on the slopes of the Swiss Alps, then you’d best believe that something fundamental has shifted and that a lot of the rich and powerful are more frightened than they used to be.<<<

They'll be "hearing" from all of us soon.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:34 | 2102127 BoNeSxxx
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I concur however more and more I am becoming convinced that the mob will be slow to rise.  Sure, the 15 of us will get off our asses and do something but I am not sure anything short of a prod will dislodge the sheeple from their television perches.

As an aside... Meteorological Catastrophe!  Climatological Catasatrophe!  Hydrological Catastrophe!  What the hell were they expecting to happen in 2011???

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:35 | 2102132 Bartanist
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Expecting or planning?

Some say that there are other forces at work here, thwarting their effrorts.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:43 | 2102151 BoNeSxxx
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I almost went there... thanks for carrying my water.

Expect 'Alien Invasion' to be on the list in 2013

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:50 | 2102176 francis_sawyer
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My alien invasion beat your alien invasion by 22 minutes (see below)...

Sorry, I RULE... (but I'll fund your campaign, & you can be the next TOTUS)...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:55 | 2102197 BoNeSxxx
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Touche... I bow to your greatness.

However, I pick up style points for the (coincidentally) appropriate avatar.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:12 | 2102263 francis_sawyer
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Oh wow... The "avatar" totally slipped by me... I therefore cannot be considered suitable to lead... I hereby abdicate the throne to you... As a token of faith, do you think you could help me get a few million dollar a pop appearances on the lecture circuit?...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:22 | 2102294 Raging Debate
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Francis, the two of you playing Who's on First and funny too? Bravo, I bow.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:24 | 2102505 Yamaha
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They actually used the “D” word. Remember, this is not the research paper of some grad student with a flair for the dramatic. This document was written in part by Swiss Re and Zurich Financial Services — two of the most solid P&C insurers and re-insurers in the world. Their only business is the identification and management of real world risk. When you start hearing the language of Huxley and Orwell on the slopes of the Swiss Alps, then you’d best believe that something fundamental has shifted and that a lot of the rich and powerful are more frightened than they used to be.

Best weekly sumation that even Obama and Timmy G can understand!

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:17 | 2102843 BoNeSxxx
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Exactly correct in terms of sentiment.  However, factually erronious in the assumption that Huxley and Orwell are somehow exotic or removed from the 'rich and famous'.  In truth, both authors were concurrently tools and members of the NWO elite.  Their works were all created with (malice of) forethought as part of the larger group conditioning agenda.

I can dig up some citations, etc if I can tear myself away from my 'real' job later today if anyone doubts me.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:38 | 2102136 Bartanist
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Yes, as soon as we have nothing more to lose. That is when people will act. They take away people's security by using too heavy a hand then people will have nothing left to lose... just as sure as taking away their food, water or shelter.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:46 | 2102159 Popo
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I think the Davos elites are well aware of the world's poor.   However it is the "almost-poor" that they remain unaware of -- and are the far greater danger to the elites.   To put a finer point on it:  The world's "poor" live in Africa and Asia and aren't going to set their houses on fire at 3am.     The "almost-poor" however are the ones most likely to introduce the elites to dire concerns for personal safety.    

If you've ever spent time in emerging market countries where weath disparity exists on a wider scale -- you've seen the attention paid to spiked fences,  high walls,  surveillance systems,  guard posts and the like.   The elites of America and Europe have very little in that regard.   That's probably going to be looked back on as a major oversight.

 

 

 

 

 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:58 | 2102209 LetThemEatRand
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In my perpetual arguments with the "don't steal my money through taxation" crowd, I often try to remind them that their own self-interest demands that the poor be given the bare minimum and that the middle class be vibrant.  It doesn't do much good to own a Bentley if you can't drive it through the city streets without fear of being attacked.   At least the body guard industry is going to get a much needed shot in the arm, and maybe the returning troops will have a job guarding the wealthy.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:07 | 2102442 GMadScientist
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Then they'll complain about how much they have to pay bodyguards. It never ends.

Even Milton Friedman understood the principle you've elucidated.

Feudalism Ho!

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:59 | 2102214 swmnguy
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"If you've ever spent time in emerging market countries where weath disparity exists on a wider scale -- you've seen the attention paid to spiked fences,  high walls,  surveillance systems,  guard posts and the like."

What, you mean like Phoenix, AZ, or New Orleans, or parts of Florida, where everything worth $5 is wrapped in razor wire?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:02 | 2102218 gmrpeabody
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"That's probably going to be looked back on as a major oversight."

 

Or a major new business and investment opportunity.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:29 | 2102897 earnyermoney
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Mr. Prince of Xe, the next Steve Jobs.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:15 | 2102660 LowProfile
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you've seen the attention paid to spiked fences,  high walls,  surveillance systems,  guard posts and the like.

Those are reasonably effective against common criminality, but like the lock on your door, to a determined assailant, all those measures amount to are delaying tactics.  When TSHTF, you can't count on paid help to watch your back.  All it takes is for a couple of hired guards to take one in the head before the rest call in sick.

Ultimately, security cannot be purchased, neither can loyalty.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:39 | 2102555 Kali
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Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose.  (Bobby McGee)

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:17 | 2102257 SWRichmond
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When you start hearing the language of Huxley and Orwell on the slopes of the Swiss Alps, then you’d best believe that something fundamental has shifted and that a lot of the rich and powerful are more frightened than they used to be.

I think the fact that their boy Romney is flailing, and that American youth are driving the Ron Paul movement and also increasingly recognize Obama as a Wall Street tool, probably scares the crap out of them.  All the stops are beig poulled out by the MSM, seemingly to little effect.  Wolf Blitzer was defending Romney the other day, for christ's sake. 

American wealthy are already in enclaves; the thing to watch for is an overt increase in physical security in and around these enclaves.  Patrols, fences, men with rifles wearing Xe uniforms.

Edit: something else to watch for is an overt increase in the decadence of the wealthy's behaviour.  As they become increasingly separate from "us" and increasingly afraid to leave their enclaves (except to convoy to another one) the isolation will twist them.  Read history.  This will just piss people off even more.

 

Edit again, and OT (or is it?): Geithner has no credibility on tax collection.  He is being replaced so the new guy can credibly crack down on tax collections.  Any state in dire financial straights gets around to this eventually, and Geithner is incapable of leading that charge.  This is the reason for his demise.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:12 | 2102657 Raymond Reason
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My God, you're saying it could get worse?  America already has the most efficient tax collection system on the planet....the envy of all other States.  We should abolish the CTFC and give the job to the IRS. 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:18 | 2102854 Carl Spackler
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Thank you flattrader. Your response/quote made my day!

 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:30 | 2102108 Gene Parmesan
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I'd interpret this elevation of the importance/urgency of the income inequality issue as a calculated move that's going to be used to justify action.

This isn't them being scared, this is them creating the justification for the next steps.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:33 | 2102128 Bartanist
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The next step would logically make everyone's income the same, except for those who run the show, ... who are elevated to god status through their own mutual consent, right?

Communism government and propaganda media run by the banking empire?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:36 | 2102134 Gene Parmesan
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You heard el presidente - we need more fairness. Fairness is going to be the justification for a whole host of future moves that are anything but.

I do think that this article misses the point, but it does highlight an important and interesting detail.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:03 | 2102232 LooseLee
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....Not 'Fairness', but JUSTICE! When there finally is 'Real Justice' in all things behavioral (e.g. 'Action'), a new beginning will have blossomed. Unfortunately, TPTB could not compete effectively in a 'Just' society....

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:14 | 2102271 Gene Parmesan
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You could say that justice is just the embodiment of fairness. In "their" sales pitches "they" blur the distinction between the fairness/justice of the underlying system and rules and the fairness/justice of the result.

Amongst a group of actors playing the game, they cry out that something is unfair when someone ends up in a worse position, ignoring completely the fact that the steps required to make everyone equal in the end is grossly unfair to those who played by the same rules and succeeded. I'm not talking about the true elites here - they don't have to play by the rules anyway - just everyone else. The rules of nature are being subverted, and mankind is paying the price.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:13 | 2102464 flattrader
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This (an example) would be justcie:  To see a real investigation of the robo-signing and mortgage loan frauds; to see criminal indictments, prosecutions, convictions, sentencings and long ass-raping stints in the federal pen...instead of a "sweetheart" deal for the banks and mortgage cos. who helped perpetrate this fraud by originating it, packaging it and selling worldwide.

I think that would satisfy both a sense of justice and fairness to "those that played by the rules" and "those who got screwed."

with none of the redistibution of wealth in the "opposite direction" that you seem so afraid of...because we know that any redistribution of wealth should be from the bottom to the top, no?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:20 | 2102485 Gene Parmesan
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with none of the redistibution of wealth in the "opposite direction" that you seem so afraid of...because we know that any redistribution of wealth should be from the bottom to the top, no?

You had me up to this point. I don't support "wealth redistribution" by extrajudicial means in any direction. What are you insinuating? Am I not being sympathetic enough to the welfare class?

 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:00 | 2102619 flattrader
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You implied that justice means fairness means redistrubution of wealth and that's to be avoided.

>>>You could say that justice is just the embodiment of fairness. In "their" sales pitches "they" blur the distinction between the fairness/justice of the underlying system and rules and the fairness/justice of the result.<<<

...justice is just the embodiement of fairness...just???

I assert that where the housing fraud crisis is concerned (as an example,) justice and fairness could be applied to this situation without redistribution of wealth in any direction provided regulators and enforcers actually did their jobs...without any "deals" which would include write-downs disguised as "penalties."

Any monetary penalties would be awarded only to those homeowners who actually suffered some form of "fraudclosure."

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:09 | 2102646 Gene Parmesan
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I agree entirely with your assertion/example, which I think actually demonstrates my original point: That justice/fairness needs to take place through the enforcement of rules and regulations, not by shifting money around at the end where everyone has otherwise played by the rules. 

When I linked justice/fairness with the redistribution concept I was doing within the context of these clowns in Davos getting together to figure out how to make everyone's income more equal.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:27 | 2102311 Raging Debate
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Oh how I love Justice Lee! But don't rule out that with a construct to compete they may sharpen the A game. Do you assume all the super rich don't know how to compete?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:05 | 2102236 LetThemEatRand
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"This isn't them being scared, this is them creating the justification for the next steps."

Perhaps it is not a coincidence after all that they can now track us through license plate cameras and facial recognition software and a dozen other means.  And perhaps the crazies who talk about FEMA camps aren't so crazy after all.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:43 | 2102567 Kali
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Cameras, if they aren't hidden in lamp posts and you can't locate them, can be made inoperable.  Of course, you could always take out the electrical grid to get all of them.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:54 | 2102478 gojam
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Gene,

I'd interpret "severe income disparity" as a euphemism for civil disorder.

 "Severe income disparity" is a classic political 'hold all' phrase which allows our 'masters' to discuss civil contigencies rather than  addressing the 'problem' that appears to be highlighted. 

Addressing "Severe income disparity" is positive, addressing the probable dangers of civil war looks desperately negative. 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:03 | 2102628 Gene Parmesan
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Maybe that's what they mean by it, but even still I don't trust the Davos crowd enough to be comfortable with them being the ones to address the problem. I don't, for example, expect that they're going to be willing to give any political power back to the common people, or that they'll all of a sudden start being equitable when it comes to the financial markets. These issues are best addressed on a country by country basis, not by a bunch of globalists.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 14:12 | 2103151 gojam
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I agree.

Those top 5 Gobal risks are the top 5 risks to their hegemony.

Interestingly, "Severe income disparity" doesn't even feature in previous year's lists and yet "Severe income disparity" has existed for decades.

The Arab Spring has shown that seemingly invulnerable 'Governments" can be ejected and the UK riots in the Summer gave a lot of important people in the west, not just the UK, a jolt, Ron Paul and the Occupy movement are two threats on the horizon.

"Severe income disparity", read - discontent, a feeling of disenfanchisement, and general threat of disorder. Especially amongst the youth who , and I'm not young myself, have been right royally screwed over.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:38 | 2102550 old naughty
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damn the we are damn good...we need actions, not rhetorics.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:44 | 2102735 HardwoodAg
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And Hurricanes/typhoons! yup damn good!

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:49 | 2102581 aerojet
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See?  This kind of talk completely dispels many conspiracy theories that exist on the 'net--the elite know they are outnumbered, there are no space aliens running the show, and they are desperately trying to convince themselves that they must "share the wealth" somehow before they get their heads lopped off.  I wonder if they will have any breakout sessions relating to Ghadafi, as in "how to avoid having this happen to you" kind of talks. 

 

Also, on the subject of dystopia, I have heard others reference the notion that we are living "Blade Runner."  That struck me as very apt.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:16 | 2102079 firstdivision
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Watch "Blue Gold" for a look into the not so distant future.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:18 | 2102083 niktamere
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2007-2011, the crack smoking years. 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:18 | 2102085 Spooky Polish
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Davostopia ? 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 18:10 | 2104036 Raging Debate
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Cool Avatar Polish.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:21 | 2102090 fnord88
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" signalling a dystopian future for much of humanity"

 

Jesus fucking christ. I think a little part of me has kept hoping I was just bat shit crazy. Even I never use the D word when trying to talk to others.

 

We really are, totally fucked. 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:21 | 2102091 jmcadg
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They better be frightened. Electric gates and a butler won't save you from the masses.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:46 | 2102158 flattrader
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Was it Dimon who near panicked when OWS marched on his apartment building?  Cut his speech short?

That was some "tell."

There won't be enough private helicopters to pick them off rooves.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:08 | 2102454 GMadScientist
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Slightly cloudy with a chance of crashing helos.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:48 | 2102167 Gene Parmesan
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They aren't remotely frightened. Why should they be? We'll all be too busy fighting amongst ourselves and trying to survive. The few who understand the cause will get swallowed up by the ground level mess before they can mount a revenge expedition off to all of their various compounds.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:53 | 2102404 flattrader
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OWS found Dimon's crib without a problem.  I'm sure they could have found Dimon too...but that wasn't the point of the exercise, now was it?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:08 | 2102453 Gene Parmesan
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You actually think he's going to be in Manhattan peering through the blinds when the shit really starts hitting the fan? OWS was never a threat to him or anybody else.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:22 | 2102685 flattrader
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>>>OWS was never a threat to him or anybody else.<<<

That remains to be seen.  They clearly changed the tone, vocabulary and direction of the conversation for starters...and unlike many, I think that was just Round 1.

He might not be in Manhattan peering through the blinds.  Perhaps peering around a bodygaurd...somewhere.  It only takes one person to give him up.

Safety is an illusion for them.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:51 | 2102591 aerojet
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I disagree.  I think they are absolutely terrified because they know what a house of cards they have built.  The rich are utterly terrified of not being rich.  Many will commit suicide before they have to live like normal peons.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:13 | 2102661 Gene Parmesan
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And how exactly are they going to be separated from their currently existing wealth?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:02 | 2102225 tired1
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It worked during the French Revolution, the mobs went right past the instigator's gates.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:52 | 2102592 aerojet
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There will be not only gates, but also former special forces hired as mercs, but yeah, even those superheroes will be overwhelmed eventually.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:21 | 2102093 francis_sawyer
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I can't wait until 2013 where the top block will be "alien space invasion"...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:28 | 2102110 HD
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I think 2013 will be:

 The 99% know where we live

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:45 | 2102157 francis_sawyer
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I think their backup plan is to fall in with the aliens... They'll say "Look here ALIENS... We invented fractional reserve banking, we can make you RICH!"...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:48 | 2102579 R. Giskard
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The Disclosure! Fareed Zakaria and Krugman discuss on CNN/GPS (details at 11)
Krugman calls for space aliens to fix U.S. economy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhMAV9VLvHA

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:44 | 2102155 Rodolfito
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I think the date of this alien space invasion (PROJECT BLUEBEAM) will be 21.12.12 (possibly with a pre visit at the London Olympics 27.7.12-12.8.12). This Fake Alien Invasion is fake from the point of view that aliens are fake and a creation of the elite since WWII to prepare us for this year, but it is real in terms of the use of space weapons which will be devastating to every city on the planet and will go a long way towards their goals of 95% depopulation. This will be followed by combining of religious figures (Jesus, Krishna, etc) into a one world religion, also mind-controlling low frequencies (from 'mobile phone masts'), and crowned with forcible introduction of an RFID chip for each remaining person.

We all need to know all about this in advance, as it will affect EVERY one of us on the planet, and maybe if enough expect it, they will modify or cancel it. These 2 links summarise everything you need to know; they are the best out of 100s of articles/youtubes. Please watch and digest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyQv18_hiTs&feature=related     10 MINUTE SUMMARY 
http://unitednationsoffilm.com/?p=2326      LITTLE SLOW TO LOAD BUT VERY COMPREHENSIVE

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:53 | 2102187 flattrader
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Let's make it a Hollywood style blockbuster if nothing else.

We can crowd finance it from kickstarter.com

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:21 | 2102094 Wakanda
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...shocked!

....SHoCKeD!

"...now how are the ski conditions?"

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:21 | 2102684 Wakanda
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"Wax the boards and let's hit the slopes.  Order some blow and girls for apres ski. Tell the reporters we're in a closed session."

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:24 | 2102095 HD
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Well, of course they exist my good fellow - but to call them "people" is a stretch. Anyone with a net worth with less than seven zeros is more like 3/5 of a person...and must be treated accordingly.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:30 | 2102114 Bartanist
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I recall something about camels and eyes of needles.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:22 | 2102096 Al Capowned
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If i had just worked as part of the elite to Rob the entrie population of the world through a centrally plannned system of fractional reserve banking / bailouts /Auterity /QE / and ZIRP I would be pretty frightened right now!

Time is ticking for the elite!

 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:58 | 2102210 Fastback
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Exactly right, NDAA, indefinite detention, people like McCain voting for it. And from a recent article interviewing Soros, he talks about, riots but what stuck out is what he said, " he is more concerned with surviving than staying rich. “At times like these, survival is the most important thing."

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:54 | 2102602 aerojet
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Very true.  The laws being passed in the US lately are the tell--they are preparing for widespread social unrest.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:33 | 2102709 Raymond Reason
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And therein lies the paradox.  You robbed, clawed, and cheated your way to top.  You're king of the hill.  Congratulations.  You the man.  But guess what.  Now you're surrounded by people that hate you, and want to take you down.  You suffer from paranoia, prisoner in your own castle.  You don't even trust your own hooker.  Your own private dystopia, and little hope for you in the afterlife.   

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:23 | 2102097 dwdollar
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They are up to something... and it's probably not solutions that will be agreeable to any of us.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:24 | 2102100 Gene Parmesan
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All of those NWO "conspiracy theories" aren't sounding so crazy to anyone paying attention these days.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:28 | 2102109 Al Capowned
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Thats why Alex Jones has the fatest growing radio show in the world ....

Although i find a few of the things he chats about still pretty hyperbole for even the most open minded of person.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:30 | 2102116 Dr. Engali
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I personaly like to read his information. Listening to him grates on my nerves.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:04 | 2102429 Rodolfito
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He's a fake. Eg. 'FIGHT THE NWO'. It's all to vague and scary and focused on politics. He doesn't properly name the Bankers and the Rothschilds as the leaders here. And, his reports are about 600% longer than they need to be - 6 youtubes, when one would provide all info necessary. He interviews idiots like Leslie Williams, and directs interviews with people who have important information. Bill Clinton even supports him. He is all about predictive programming and promotion of confusion.

If I had his influence, I would say, get out of paper, banks and buy physical silver out of reach of govt, get out of US/UK/EUR, any any city if possible, get a second passport, internationalise assets, learn about project bluebeam and get your family ready with emotional preparedness, food, water, weapons. Iran is not the enemy, and your family should understand that coronal mass ejection, solar flare, pole shift, global warming, meteor crash, and aliens are TOTAL CRAP.

THERE ALEX JONES, FIXED IT FOR YA IN 4 LINES, A***OLE.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:38 | 2102717 Raymond Reason
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And that's why he won't say those things.  They'd take away his microphone. 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:55 | 2102606 aerojet
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I completely disagree with that analysis.  If anything, it proves how uncoordinated the elite really are.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:29 | 2102111 Dr. Engali
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Yes a nice war in the desert sands would take care of a lot of their problems.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:27 | 2102103 Apocalicious
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Great, you've pinpointed it. Step two is washing it off.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:55 | 2102607 Raging Debate
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Ahh, a Tommy Boy movie reference! Fine taste Apocalicious. The narrative I have is man goes to Mars in 2032 and other highlight is man enters 4D 'Stargate'. What's your narrative?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:13 | 2102829 Apocalicious
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I envision a room full of fattened up Yorkshire boars in smart tailored suits. "Smells like livestock in here, doesn't it?" "Hmm, yes, quite. I say, we should find a way to wash that off."

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:28 | 2102105 EmileLargo
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That's because the conference is in Switzerland.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:28 | 2102106 Bartanist
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I cannot imagine that they give a damn about anyone else.

So, this might be a "be careful what you wish for, because you might get it" moment.

Being the top of the world might not be so attractive if the world is a flaming, garbage heap. Did they really have to destroy the world to be able to rule it?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:30 | 2102113 Judge Arrow
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Court docket cleared. Bailiff,  looks like we're going out of business for awhile - drinks all around. But first, take the swords off the wall and sharpen them. Time to prepare for our last war.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:31 | 2102121 AnAnonymous
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Too much read in this drivel.

Five years already and notice how the previous major risks disappeared from the list.

Just new issuances of risks to justify the existence and the meaning of Davos meetings.

Over the last four years, they have done the job reducing the risks and as they can not be out of jobs, well, new risks have emerged for them to tackle.

After all, US citizens are efficient in tackling problems. Would not be that clever to provide evidences they are not that much.

Self justification, US citizenism style.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:44 | 2102154 Smiddywesson
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After all, US citizens are efficient in tackling problems. Would not be that clever to provide evidences they are not that much.

Yes, the Chinese are SO much more clever in tackling problems like corruption, exploitation, toppling buildings, poisoned food, exploding trains, total environmental destruction, and a housing bubble that's taken the economy in a headlock that even a centralized government can't escaape.  You know, the same government that censors the media and tells you all is well while building empty cities?

 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:53 | 2102749 AnAnonymous
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Another lesson for all those who think that US citizenship means being a proponent of US citizenism.

It is not a Chinese world order, it is a US world order.

Chinese are irrelevant. Just trying to play on the side of US world order.

Side point: sovereignty. Once again, shows that US citizens do not disagree with tyranny, but disagree with being tyranized.

Chinese doing what they do at home (by the way, the poisoning stuff was on order of some German corporations), they are sovereign. Their business.

Yet US citizens intrude in others'domestic affairs etc...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:50 | 2102175 Chump
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Hey, dumbass.

World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

We all get that your mantra is "US sucks, US citizens suck."  In many, many regards you're right, but it is just asinine how you bend and twist to make any and all articles about "US citizenism."  Grow up or shut the fuck up, pick one.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:06 | 2102436 Smiddywesson
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The Chinese government has trolls that go out and engage in perception management.  Maybe we should cut him some slack, he was up late making sneakers at his other job.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:04 | 2102632 Raging Debate
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In the Year of the Dragon when they have outcompeted and as part of their New Year, I must bow to them.

That said, U.S. officials that continue to sellout will be stripped of power. Let's see the Dragon stand on it's own for a decade and then I might change my mind about cultural competetive advantages.

As for your commentary Smiddy it is both useless AND dull.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:56 | 2102753 AnAnonymous
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it is just asinine how you bend and twist to make any and all articles about "US citizenism." Grow up or shut the fuck up, pick one.

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Growing up is a natural process. You dont choose that. False choice, once again, in a typical US citizen style.

Davos is a meeting of US citizens.

It might be that there is some Zimbabweans in the mix but well, I prefer to focus on the relevant part during Davos meetings; which are US citizens. No bend, no twist.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:54 | 2102969 Chump
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Uh, wtf?  Do you even read your own garbage or are you some sort of 1998 era spam bot?

http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/tumblr_lqltwg4gn11qg39ewo1_500.gif

ETA: Just in case you're a real person...

http://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Up

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Economic_Forum

 

In 2011, some 250 public figures (head of state or government, cabinet ministers, ambassadors, heads or senior officials of international organization) attended the annual meeting, including:Felipe Calderón,Robert B. Zoellick,Álvaro Uribe Vélez,Nicolas Sarkozy,Ban Ki-moon,Angela Merkel,Ferenc Gyurcsany,François Fillon,Morgan Tsvangirai,Gordon Brown,David Cameron,Min Zhu,Paul Kagame,Juan Carlos Minero Alonso,Queen Rania of Jordan,Dmitry Medvedev,Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,Kevin Rudd,Barney Frank,Kofi Annan,Werner Faymann,Leonel Fernández,Jacob Zuma,Naoto Kan,Jean-Claude TrichetandZeng Peiyan.[20]

Al GoreBill ClintonBill GatesMichael WolfBonoPaulo Coelho and Tony Blair are also regular Davos attendees. Past attendees include Recep Tayyip ErdoganHenry KissingerNelson MandelaRaymond BarreJulian Lloyd Webber and Yasser Arafat,Enrique Peña Nieto.

 

 

And let's also make it a point to remember that you apparently have no problem belittling people of other nationalities if it serves your purpose.

And also that you're a complete dipshit.

 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 14:11 | 2103139 Manipulism
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I think he like to ay that all of these individuals are assliking Merican puppets.

If so, he is right.

In case of Angie I can confirm- She is an assliking-you know what.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 14:14 | 2103166 Chump
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Rofl, I'm sure all 250 heads of state are complete American puppets, until they're not when you need them to make some other retarded assertion.  You're both dumber than a bag of hammers and notably less useful.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:09 | 2102455 Rodolfito
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So why are you here then? For your own good, read about project bluebeam, it affect humans and trolls.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pyQv18_hiTs&feature=related 10 MINUTE SUMMARY
http://unitednationsoffilm.com/?p=2326 LITTLE SLOW TO LOAD BUT VERY COMPREHENSIVE

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:32 | 2102123 Apocalicious
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All animals are created equal, but some are more equal than others.

 

They're not going to do shit. They're just laying the groundwork to retrain the sheepdogs.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:37 | 2102133 Smiddywesson
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Top blocks for 2013 report:

Alien space bats invade

World War III makes I and II look like a routine Black Friday at Wallmart

Zombie Apocalypse

Hostess halts Twinkie sales

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:27 | 2102890 Carl Spackler
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You nailed it, Smiddywesson.

The so-called risks were a joke.

The real risk is that U.S. could remain leaderless (an emporer but with no clothes) for the next 4 years.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:51 | 2102147 Mercury
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They actually used the “D” word. ...  When you start hearing the language of Huxley and Orwell on the slopes of the Swiss Alps, then you’d best believe that something fundamental has shifted and that a lot of the rich and powerful are more frightened than they used to be.

No, you silly goose,  they want to sell you on their big idea to give them even more central planning powers to "fix" the problem.

...the benefits of globalization seem unevenly spread – a minority is seen to have harvested a disproportionate amount of the fruits.

You mean like life and reality in general?  Good heavens.

Who would bother getting out of bed in the morning if this were not the case?  How do you think your  pampered ass got invited to Davos in the first place?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:52 | 2102184 Apocalicious
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You need to let me take these puppies and turn them into attack dogs. Napoleon is always right.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:12 | 2102658 Raging Debate
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No, no no! Agitate the Meticlorians to conduct research then the idea is their own, as it should be. Choice is tops and it requires a lot of raw input and refinement mechanisms. Otherwise, even the brightest Ruler is overwhelmed. I liked the Animal Farm references.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:01 | 2102222 barkingbill
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but there IS a danger in severe income disparity. It does not represent a prosperous or healthy economy or society. This is something which isn't understood well enough in the US with all the socialism, communism fears. 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:30 | 2102269 Mercury
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Perhaps but no one ever died from disparity.  I'd be happy to "allow" Bill Gates to double his net worth if I could regain my freedom to pile one rock on top of another in my own backyard without paying for a mountain of fees, permits, studies, bribes, assessments and months/years of red tape.  For the Davos crowd that kind of thing is a drop in the bucket. For me it's a big deal.  What about that kind of dispatity?

The key is that there still seems to be damn little examination and introspection of how previous government/central planning big ideas got us to where we are now.

When they invite Zero Hedge to present at Davos you'll know that they are actually serious about examining the problem.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:37 | 2102348 CPL
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we don't want to go to DAVOS.

 

Courtesy of the Japanese Anonymous base and the Yakuza on the ports and running the slaughter houses.

 

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120126006317.htm

3000 Kobe beef cows that are very radioactive have gone missing.

 

I sincerely hope everyone at DAVOS enjoyed the Kobe beef and the radioactive Pheasants shipped for the conference rerouted as a US originator.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:18 | 2102484 francis_sawyer
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Maybe they're in "Mrs. O'Reary's" barn and are about to start a fire...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 19:53 | 2104319 WillyGroper
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No refrigeration required.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:00 | 2102770 AnAnonymous
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What about that kind of dispatity?
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Probably the same as the previously postulated, nobody ever died from disparity.

US citizens, cant make a point without voiding it right after.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:44 | 2102152 Al Capowned
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Top Block for 2013:

Iran has weapons of mass destruction that can be launched agaisnt main land USA in 45 minutes.... oh wait.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:46 | 2102160 Fastback
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Pass the Grey Poupon.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:47 | 2102161 eddiebe
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What they are expecting is to wipe out 2/3rds of the population. They don't need that many slaves, and that many are just too hard to manage.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:47 | 2102163 Fix It Again Timmy
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Overheard at Davos - "Well, the other day, I opened the wine cooler and there was no Dom Perignon, I immediately had a panic attack!  Afterwards, when reason returned, I called 911.  How does anyone live without Dom Perignon?"

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:48 | 2102169 Gamma735
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I'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony,
I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company.
(Repeat the last two lines, and in the background)
It's the real thing, Coke is what the world wants today.

 -Madison Avenue, "I'd like to buy the world a Coke"

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 12:44 | 2102736 Raymond Reason
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-Madison Avenue, "I'd like to buy the world a Coke"

-Wall Street, "Coke and hookers" 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:51 | 2102178 Widor
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My tinfoil hat may be on too tight, but is there any coincidence with all the "concern" for eco-catastrophes on the list last year that we got the 3/11 meltdown, now this year, none of that's a concern (ther than carbon emissions of course).  Now they just hope we all die off before we figure out who did it, hence their concern this year?

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:02 | 2102227 flattrader
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and speaking of tin foil hats...

http://berkeley.intel-research.net/arahimi/helmet/

Note that:

Conclusion

The helmets amplify frequency bands that coincide with those allocated to the US government between 1.2 Ghz and 1.4 Ghz. According to the FCC, These bands are supposedly reserved for ''radio location'' (ie, GPS), and other communications with satellites (see, for example, [3]). The 2.6 Ghz band coincides with mobile phone technology. Though not affiliated by government, these bands are at the hands of multinational corporations.

It requires no stretch of the imagination to conclude that the current helmet craze is likely to have been propagated by the Government, possibly with the involvement of the FCC. We hope this report will encourage the paranoid community to develop improved helmet designs to avoid falling prey to these shortcomings.

You've been warned.  Retrofit accordingly.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:16 | 2102474 StychoKiller
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Beat a few AGE coins into a helmet shape with a hammer, if no TIN foil can be found, Al is NOT an acceptable substitute! :>D

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:53 | 2102190 rsnoble
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Surely the main risk they mention is protecting their own sorry asses. I'm sure it has nothing to do with things like starving children. These fucking people need to go.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:05 | 2102239 Fastback
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Well said.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:54 | 2102191 Alex Kintner
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The chart is NOT expressing shock that "Severe Income Disparity" is a global risk. Rather it marks a Triumph of the Rigged System. The Oligarchs  have finally achieved Nirvana.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:56 | 2102204 Catullus
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Good article.

Sounds like the report could have been written by Gerald Celente.

But risk to what exactly? Global "stability"? Theyre talking about themselves. Risks to them maintaining control of whole countries and large amounts of wealth. They're not talking about a general risk to normal people. It looks like the risks are "people notice we're the ones controlling all the wealth, Countries go bankrupt and will no longer continue to steal for us, no longer being able to control the Internet and what's said about us, water supply deterioration causing massive amounts of people getting desperate, and some bullshit bullet point on the environment which we will use as justification to confiscate more wealth".

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 09:58 | 2102212 azzhatter
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If only North Korea did a long range nuclear test in the Davos region the world would be a much better place

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:01 | 2102223 Dr. Engali
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I tend to think maybe something in the food would be better. Davos is too nice an area to lay waste to.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:15 | 2102276 Incubus
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those "elites" sure do love their male prostitutes.  I'm sure they're already infected with lots of stuff.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:05 | 2102235 sabra1
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 Davos Shocked To Hear That People Exist!

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:06 | 2102243 gookempucky
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Yes they are---this is Davos mentality for near death.

ROME (AP) -- Costa Crociere SpA is offering uninjured passengers euro11,000 ($14,460) apiece to compensate them for lost baggage and psychological trauma after its cruise ship ran aground and capsized off Tuscany when the captain deviated from his route.

Costa, a unit of the world's biggest cruise operator, the Miami-based Carnival Corp., also said it would reimburse passengers the full costs of their cruise, travel expenses and any medical expenses sustained after the grounding.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:09 | 2102255 gookempucky
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Israeli American is owner of capsized cruise liner

(JTA) -- Israeli-American businessman Micky Arison is the CEO and chairman of the company that operates the cruise line whose ship ran aground off the Italian coast.

Arison, who also owns the National Basketball Association's Miami Heat, is the head of the Carnival Corp., of which Costa Cruises is a subsidiary.

Arison, 62, is the son of the late Carnival Corp. founder  Ted Arison. He is No. 169 on the Forbes list of the world's billionaires, with a net worth of $5.9 billion.

The luxury cruise liner Costa Concordia struck rocks near Giglio Island off the coast of Italy, tearing a hole in the hull, and began sinking on Jan. 13.  Six people are confirmed dead and up to 15 missing of the 4,200 passengers and crew on board the ship. 

Arison said in a statement that he was "deeply saddened" by the disaster, The Wall Street Journal reported.
 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:16 | 2102279 gookempucky
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Here are the major holders of carnival. A couple of names might ring a bell--no pun intended.

Top Institutional Holders Holder Shares % Out Value* Reported CITIGROUP INC. 61,946,660 9.90 1,876,983,798 Sep 30, 2011 PRICE (T.ROWE) ASSOCIATES INC 30,838,188 4.93 934,397,096 Sep 30, 2011 BARROW, HANLEY MEWHINNEY & STRAUSS, INC. 21,299,453 3.40 645,373,425 Sep 30, 2011 Capital Research Global Investors 19,040,000 3.04 576,912,000 Sep 30, 2011 HARRIS ASSOCIATES L.P. 17,150,556 2.74 519,661,846 Sep 30, 2011 VANGUARD GROUP, INC. (THE) 17,116,271 2.73 518,623,011 Sep 30, 2011 STATE STREET CORPORATION 15,657,989 2.50 474,437,066 Sep 30, 2011 JP MORGAN CHASE & COMPANY 15,400,807 2.46 466,644,452 Sep 30, 2011 BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, N.A. 10,776,828 1.72 326,537,888 Sep 30, 2011 PRIMECAP MANAGEMENT COMPANY
Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:47 | 2102575 JR
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When bankers steal the money from taxpayers, retirees and savers, where does the money go?

It goes round and round the world and into the same pockets. And if there’s a mishap, we get a brief look at the creature’s reach.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:24 | 2102301 Bob Bercy
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"This document was written in part by Swiss Re and Zurich Financial Services — two of the most solid P&C insurers and re-insurers in the world. Their only business is the identification and management of real world risk."

Ho Ho! Nice one Tyler. Zurich has a little old business called Zurich Life, one of the largest pension providers in Europe and Swiss Re gets around 20pct of it's income from life and pension risk re-insurance. It also has a direct life business. It is very clearly in the interests of both these extraordinarily worthy pillars of the Global Ponzi Scheme to terrify everyone into saving as much as they can so that the Swiss financial establishment can take a cut.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:27 | 2102313 ella
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Guess what ... destroying the middle class by dumbing down their wages and crony capitalism creates income disparity.  Resolving income disparity by indebting the public so the debt merchants can become wealthy always ends in a credit bubble.  When the credit bubble bursts, those who substituted debt for income can no longer obtain funding for consumption.  Low to no consumption, socializing the ubers private debt and government austerity means less income for everyone including the merchants of debt.  Davos cares little for income disparity unless the disparity is less income for them. 

Chickens do come home to roost. Welcome home Davos chickens.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:30 | 2102327 CPL
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Courtesy of the Japanese Anonymous base and the Yakuza on the ports and running the slaughter houses.

 

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120126006317.htm

3000 Kobe beef cows that are very radioactive have gone missing.

 

I sincerely hope everyone at DAVOS enjoyed the Kobe beef and the radioactive Pheasants shipped for the conference rerouted as a US originator.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:39 | 2102352 flattrader
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I hope it's true.  I want to believe.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:40 | 2102358 gookempucky
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Have to wait till nightfall to search for them.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:40 | 2102359 yogibear
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The gap has widened enough to go long on guns and ammo. An equalizer. The other 99% know where the 1% live and play. 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:56 | 2102361 frosty zoom
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NEW ON E!  PREMIERE TONIGHT

Keeping Up With The Davosians!

Watch Christine Lagarde Try To Steal Timmy G's Heart!

Watch Stephen Harper Suck Up To Anybody!

Watch Bill Gates Be Boring!

and

Is Angela Just A Little Too Bossy?

TUNE IN TONIGHT AND SEE!!!!!!!!!!!

••

maybe if we just ignore them, they'll go away...

 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:46 | 2102382 ultraticum
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The graphic:  a dartboard of PC excuses to implement global fasco-socialism. 

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:50 | 2102394 toomanyfakecons...
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...or foment more civil wars.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:48 | 2102389 slackrabbit
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this is all propaganda.....they dont give a shit about us.

if they did, we wouldn't be having this depression, let alone this conversation

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 10:56 | 2102412 Silverballs
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The comforts of the rich depend on the abundance of the poor- Voltaire

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:08 | 2102449 Sandmann
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Amy Chua wrote a nice book  World On Fire but I bet noone at Davos can read. It was simply about how elites in each nation had benefitted at the expense of the nation, but disproportionately. Cartels have emerged that override the market and rig markets. The share of Profit in GDP is simply too high for economies to function

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:16 | 2102475 Apocalicious
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Corporatism is merely the newest form of Feudalism. History may not repeat, but it sure rhymes.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:19 | 2102488 Apocalicious
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Read the Global Risk Report. The true intentions of the illuminati come through loud and clear in such quotes as the following, on page 34.

 

"With social media tools such as Twitter and the ubiquity of smart phones, information – and misinformation – can now propagate at breakneck speed and the window of opportunity for authorities to enter and dominate the  information space has shrunk to a matter of minutes."

 

Got it. Thanks for the concise validation of my distrust.

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:26 | 2102492 Instant Wealth
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When “Severe income disparity” is the problem, they should ask Carlyle Grp's Rubinstein. He made $400.000.000 last year and should know ...

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 11:29 | 2102529 JR
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Why is the world media asking the banker insolvents on taxpayer life support at Davos who broke the world economy how to fix it?  It was I, the American taxpayer, who bailed them out of their losses and is still bailing them out.  Shouldn’t they instead be asking me how to fix this mess?

There, of course, is your source of growing income disparity; a Fed-transfer of the hard earned money of the producing 99.9 bailing out the parasitic 0.1.  And, may I ask, who’s paying the bills for these banker elites at the great World Economic Forum in Davos, you know, for their $1700 a bottle wine and their Jon Green $5,000 suits?

Why, I am!

Fri, 01/27/2012 - 13:06 | 2102801 AnAnonymous
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Another dose of US cheap propaganda.

US tax payer bailed out nobody.

The Fed did.

And the FED could do that because of the mighty dollar which has value to buy anykind of commodities accross the world.

Bankers are no different than common US citizen free rider, they need to suck the tit of the mother of all, the FED.

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