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Submitted by John Aziz of Azizonomics

Protect The Banks At All Costs

Give a man a gun, and he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob a country.

Those are the very true words that two weeks ago had a man in Pennsylvania arrested. His purported crime? Terroristic threats, and the attempted robbery of the bank he was protesting!

From CBS:

An Occupy Easton protester faces an attempted bank robbery charge following an arrest at an organized event at a bank – during which the “Occupier” was holding a sign that reportedly read “You’re being robbed.”


According to The Express-Times, Dave Gorczynski allegedly held cardboard signs outside a Wells Fargo Branch that read, “You’re being robbed,” while the other said, “Give a man a gun, he can rob a bank. Give a man a bank, and he can rob a country.”


Occupy Easton reports on their Facebook page that Gorczynski “was at the bank protesting the theft of our tax dollars, our homes, and our economy by the criminal banksters.”

Welcome to the new America — where banks must be protected at all costs. Whether it’s a bailout or a trumped up charge to silence a protestor, if the banks want it, they get it.

The district attorney in the case has dropped the charge of attempted robbery. However, a terroristic threat charge remains.

Meanwhile, the economic evidence is mounting that countries that want to recover need to tell the banks to take a hike.

Joe Stiglitz notes:

What Iceland did was right. It would have been wrong to burden future generations with the mistakes of the financial system.

And Paul Krugman writes:

What Iceland’s recovery demonstrated was the case for letting creditors of private banks gone wild eat the losses.


A funny thing happened on the way to economic Armageddon: Iceland’s very desperation made conventional behavior impossible, freeing the nation to break the rules. Where everyone else bailed out the bankers and made the public pay the price, Iceland let the banks go bust and actually expanded its social safety net. Where everyone else was fixated on trying to placate international investors, Iceland imposed temporary controls on the movement of capital to give itself room to maneuver.

Krugman, it seems — after years of defending bank bailouts — is learning.

But what hope is there of telling the banks to take a hike when law enforcement, politicians and courts will gladly arrest, charge and try an anti-bank protestor exercising their constitutional right to free speech?

Law enforcement, politicians and courts have it upside down. It isn’t banks that need protection from protestors. It’s citizens that need protection from the banks.


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Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:23 | 2741081 Robot Traders Mom
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Best part: Tyler tagged Krugman twice at the top.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:27 | 2741098 LouisDega
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Whos Krugman? Didnt he paly Oscar Madison in The Odd couple?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:36 | 2741121 vast-dom
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"Krugman, it seems — after years of defending bank bailouts — is learning." SEEMS is the operative word. He isn't learning shit. He can comment rationally on Iceland because most of his readership couldn't find it on the map. Clearly Krugman has intentionally not turned his critical eye on the US, or at least not in public op ed form.


Scary times.


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:43 | 2741144 nonclaim
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"He isn't learning shit" squared.

From article: "desperation made [...] free[ing] the nation to break the rules." Since when being free and breaking whose rules is desperation? Krugman will be inconsolable when his house of cards finally fall.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:57 | 2741169 Pladizow
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We all know what this is leading to!


“Democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There was never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” – Samuel  Adams

“Where you have a concentration of power in a few hands, all too frequently men with the mentality of gangsters get control.” – Lord Acton

When a government is dependent upon the bankers for money, they and not the leaders of the government control the situation, since the hand that gives is the hand that takes. Money has no motherland; financiers are without patriotism and without decency; their sole object is gain. - Napolean Bonaparte

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. - Abraham Lincoln

Banking was conceived in inequity and was born in sin. The bankers own the earth. Take it away from them, but leave them the ability to create money and with the flick of the pen they will create enough deposits to buy it back again. However, take it away from them, and all the great fortunes like mine will disappear and they ought to disappear, for this would be a happier and better world to live in. But if, you wish to remain the slaves of bankers and pay the cost of your own slavery, let them continue to create money. - Sir Josiah Stamp, Director of the bank of England in 1928, reputed to be the 2nd wealthiest man in England at the time.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:57 | 2741191 strannick
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Iceland Bitchez

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:45 | 2741485 madcows
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Too bad it's next to the Arctic circle.  Otherwise I might be interested.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:29 | 2741666 Boris Alatovkrap
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Pussy Riot!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 20:24 | 2742347 saturn
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Give the corrupted policemen and judges a head(shot). It is puzzling, how the supposed guardians of a nation are willing to become utterly corrupted. Is that because they fear the truth and fear the concealers of truth? They are a cancer. Remove it fully before it kills you!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:09 | 2741582 Stoploss
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He is reffering to the "For the next hundred years we must pretend to ourselves and to everyone, that fair is foul, and foul is fair, for foul is useful and fair is not".... Keynesian meme.

Those are the rules he is speaking of breaking. When in reality, the true cure is the exact opposite of the hundred year old meme. And so they implemented inverse Keynesian economics, and son of a bitch, it worked!!

Who knew???

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:42 | 2741148 ArrestBobRubin
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Me, I'll hold off giving Krugman a pass until he shows me his stack of Ag phyzz

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:44 | 2741322 Cthonic
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If he did that, he'd earn the GHOAT award.


Greatest Hypocrite of All Time

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 19:29 | 2742246 YouAreBliss
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ArrestBobRubin - 'nuff said my brothers!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:45 | 2741152 LMAOLORI
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new vast-dom ""Krugman, it seems — after years of defending bank bailouts — is learning." SEEMS is the operative word. He isn't learning shit.Clearly Krugman has intentionally not turned his critical eye on the US, or at least not in public op ed form."


Completely agree notice Krugman isn't talking about the Bank Fraud and the lack of prosecutions in the U.S.?

Ahh the conscience of a liberal


CONVICTED: Bush 1300+, Clinton 1000+, Obama 0.0 (+/-)


Five Senior Goldman Sachs Execs Gave $130K To 'Obama Victory Fund' WHILE Eric Holder Was Deciding Whether To File Criminal Charges




Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:49 | 2741170 Wjunk
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Maybe he's learning. Doubtful. Even a blind hog can find an acorn once in a while.  He would need to find bushels of acorns on a daily basis to show he's actually learning.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:23 | 2741647 YouAreBliss
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The GOP plan to balance the budget:

Eliminate the defense cuts in the sequester, make the bush tax cuts permanent, pass new tax cuts for the wealthy banksters, increase enforcement budgets to fund new Social Conservative agenda; ie, make now legal activities illegal like: all birth control,all abortion, all gambling, all pornography, alcohol consumption, coffee consumption, non-magic pants wearing, etc...need at least another 100,000 SR police and judges - not to mention the increased funding for another  million in prison (Of course run by BAIN/GOLDMAN Prisons-r-us Inc. headquartered in Qatar).

And of course absolutely no new taxes!

We can make it up in growth - (well not the growth of the wealthy and corporations -they have a 0 cap gains/divid rate, and the rest is run through tax sheltered off shore accounts.)

I can almost see the Ryan budget balanced now - in 2099!  After the enactment of the GOP re-enslavement act of 2079.

We can rejoice - Free of Freedom at last!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:45 | 2741126 hedgeless_horseman
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Which man is the real bank robber?


Not Free                                         Free 

"In fact, all the male energies in American political economy have been directed lately in the service of a one multifarious enterprise: the support of fraud, which includes the promotion of untruth, the protection of the wicked, and the evasion of reality. That can only end badly as this vast cargo of lies passes through the event horizon of circumstance and sucks us into the unknown territory that lies beyond the fall of empire." 


-J.H. Kunstler


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:51 | 2741171 HoofHearted
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Seems like Corzine and Obama have gotten ZH accounts. Otherwise, why in the hell is anyone voting down this great post? Please give me a good reason why you have voted this down...oh shit, are MDB and AnAnonymous still around? That might explain it.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:56 | 2741185 CH1
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Look up Cass Sunstein's book Nudge, and papers he wrote on Conspiracy Theories.

Sunstein's minions are here, doing their best to derail conversations that their bosses don't like and to mold our opinions.

I think most of us ignore the morons, but they try nonetheless. Think of them as the wannabe TSA of the Internet.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:37 | 2741295 MiltonFriedmans...
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I sometimes wonder how much longer this forum will exist.

I fear for our children and grandchildren.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:56 | 2741357 exi1ed0ne
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The nature of modern psy-ops is to co-opt then neuter, rather than overtly destroy. You can see it all the time in the articles where the comments are initially thought provoking and then degenerate into "it was the [insert racial scapegoat]!" "Ann Rand was a robot from the future!" "911 was/was not an inside job!" and other such troll bait to make the signal to noise unbearable.

Destruction and overt force make martyrs, and that just will not do. Better to make the site painful to browse, or make the message increasingly unpalatable to the core subscriber base and watch it sink into irrelevance.

I wish more people understood feeding trolls is the most dangerous thing imaginable to a site like this. Instead, show contempt and ignore them - the worst punishment out there.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:29 | 2741442 mvsjcl
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What? You mean some people actually think that it wasn't an inside job?


(Sorry, I couldn't resist.)

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:21 | 2741839 YouAreBliss
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The nature of modern psy-ops is to co-opt then neuter, rather than overtly destroy.

You mean like that cockroach - uber lobbyist Dick Armey and Freedom Doesn'tWorks.

Corporate shills for the Koch borthers and how they took over the "grassroots" teaparty movement???

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 19:14 | 2742214 Liberty2012
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Great observation - Thank you exi1edOne

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:38 | 2741892 Freddie
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+10 million

ZH has plenty of Hopey & Changey fvkkks.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:23 | 2741422 Barack Obama
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It is unpatriotic to post stories that question our freedom creating financial system. This dirty hippy wants a free ride and is angry cause he can not get a bank loan because he has no job.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:33 | 2741453 hedgeless_horseman
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If Corzine really wants a loan he can probably still get a loan.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:20 | 2741635 Joe Sixpack
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That is why you will not get elected sire.


Under Bush, ANYONE could get a loan.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:54 | 2741758 The worst trader
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Didn't Bush try to end SUBPRIME loans?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:25 | 2741856 RockyRacoon
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Sure.  Making sure that everybody gets one pretty much kills demand.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:32 | 2741673 Uncle Remus
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When it comes to free rides, you da man.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:23 | 2741850 YouAreBliss
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Like our buddy Chris Dodd did - at friends of Angelo's rate and terms!  He is quite the hardworking patriot.

Wed, 08/29/2012 - 01:26 | 2745737 ShakaZulu
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HEY MAN! Get off of my cloud!  I'm the real Shaka Zulu--Destroyer of Kingdoms!  You're a phony punk who traded bath houses with Rahm for playing ball with Love.  

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 19:02 | 2742190 TimmyB
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I fully realize that Obama has been in Wall Street's pocket from the begining of his last campaign.  However, doesn't the fact that he is in Wall Street's pocket conflict with the "Obama is a socalist" bullshit we all read here on ZH?  

Obama's not a socialist, he's a whore.  Romney is also a whore.  This election is a fight among whores to determine which whore gets to service Wall Street for the next 4-years. 


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 21:13 | 2742438 StychoKiller
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Whore and Socialist are not mutually exclusive.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:01 | 2741206 JR
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When the people begin to figure out what’s going on with the tyrants’ pillage and plunder, and then when they begin to protest, it is then the State turns brutish.

From Walter E. Grinder: “Most States don’t turn to harsh measures as long as the game is still going along smoothly. It is not until the people begin to catch on to the nature of the systematic plunder, and until the people begin to challenge this colossal con game, that the State does, in fact, turn brutish. This is precisely why the veneer of pluralist, democratic sanctity is welcomed by those in control of the State apparatus.”

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:26 | 2741259 Sisyphus
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Now, who the fuck could down-rate that observation.

Tyler, allow all to see who voted for an article/comment how. That way the rats in this house can be identified and honored. Now, fucking down-vote me, too.

Fucking punanies!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:14 | 2741398 hannah
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BEST IDEA I HAVE SEEN...EVER...! ALLOW US TO SEE WHO VOTES...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that would be very interesting.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:39 | 2741472 debtor of last ...
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That would be an upvote for a totalitarian state.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 20:03 | 2742284 KK Tipton
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Secret voting sucks. They knew that back in 1870.

9. As everybody who supports the Constitution by voting (if there are any such) does so secretly (by secret ballot), and in a way    to avoid all personal responsibility for the act of his agents or representatives, it cannot legally or reasonably be said that anybody at all supports the Constitution by voting. No man can reasonably or legally be said to do such a thing as to assent to, or support, the Constitution, unless he does it openly, and in a way to make himself personally responsible for the acts of his agents, so long as they act within the limits of the power he delegates to them. 

10. As all voting is secret (by secret ballot), and as all secret governments are necessarily only secret bands of robbers, tyrants, and murderers, the general fact that our government is practically carried on by means of such voting, only proves that there is among us a secret band of robbers, tyrants and murderers, whose purpose is to rob, enslave, and, so far as necessary to accomplish their purposes, murder, the rest of the people. The simple fact of the existence of such a band does nothing towards proving that "the people of the United States," or any one of them, voluntarily supports the Constitution.

For all the reasons that have now been given, voting furnishes no legal evidence as to who the particular individuals are (if there are any), who voluntarily support the Constitution. It therefore furnishes no legal evidence that anybody supports it voluntarily.

So far, therefore, as voting is concerned, the Constitution, legally speaking, has no supporters at all.

And, as matter of fact, there is not the slightest probability that the Constitution has a single bona fide supporter in the country. That is to say, there is not the slightest probability that there is a single man in the country, who both understands what the Constitution really is, and sincerely supports it for what it really is.

The ostensible supporters of the Constitution, like the ostensible supporters of most other governments, are made up of three classes, viz.: 1. Knaves, a numerous and active class, who see in the government an instrument which they can use for their own aggrandizement or wealth. 2. Dupes--a large class, no doubt--each of whom, because he is allowed one voice out of millions in deciding what he may do with his own person and his own property, and because he is permitted to have the same voice in robbing, enslaving, and murdering others, that others have in robbing, enslaving, and murdering himself, is stupid enough to imagine that he is a "free man," a "sovereign"; that this is "a free government"; "a government of equal rights," "the best government on earth," and such like absurdities. 3. A class who have some appreciation of the evils of government, but either do not see how to get rid of them, or do not choose to so far sacrifice their private interests as to give themselves seriously and earnestly to the work of making a change."



Yes, there is among us a secret band of robbers, tyrants and murderers, whose purpose is to rob, enslave, and, so far as necessary to accomplish their purposes, TROLL the rest of the people.


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 21:14 | 2742441 memyselfiu
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that's just about the biggest pile of bullshit i've read on this website- you officially took the lead from Freddie and the illuminati nutbars!

Now downvote me totalitarian mutherfuckers

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:34 | 2741129 LouisDega
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Correction: Play

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:40 | 2741813 Freddie
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The only thing Krugman is learning is there are a lot of lamp posts and rope in America.  His fat azz would look good doing a Mussolini routine from a lamp post.

He is a fvkking apologist for Hopium.  F him.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:23 | 2741083 Hondo
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Isn't this the kind of crap Iran pull all the time....

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:28 | 2741104 walküre
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Iran is NOT the enemy of the American people. Far from it. America's worst enemy is their own government and military industrial complex as well as the financial tyranny.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:34 | 2741123 john39
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This is true.  Iran's government is certainly not perfect.  but the reason it is the target of unrelenting propaganda and aggression from banker controlled countries is that Iran's very existence stands in opposition to the banker controlled faux democracy model which has been used to enslave most of the world (while the sheep slumber, proud of their 'freedom').   Iran lacks a rothschild controlled central bank...  and has leaders who do not bow down to the bankers...   Iran stands in defiance of the NWO, and in that, Iran ironically stands up for all of us who desire freedom from the banker controlled slavery that limits most of our lives.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:24 | 2741173 francis_sawyer
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Over here you get AIPAC to tell you it's not true & that they're scary towelheads... That what we need to do is support the Apartheid State of Israel or else we'll be goners...

Then what you get when you point that out is to be labeled as an "anti-semitic"... &, of course the perfunctory 6 everpresent "joo junkers" whose only purpose to read any thread is to see if anybody had the audacity to tell you that the gefilte fish was a little skanky...

Edit: The way you know it's true is to observe that they're the first ones on the scene (because it's their only mission in life)... Tireless formulaters of public opinion that they are (by way of banking monopolies, media monopolies, & political & military action committees)... What "well minded" folks go out of their way to do this (instead of just opening up lemonade stands, or Howard Cunningham's local hardware store)?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:37 | 2741294 SmittyinLA
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Are you saying ending Apartheid was a moral, good and just cause, that SA is a far better place for everybody, that Africa is safer and better fed and more politically stable now that a bunch of Black commies and the CHICOM army are running the show for foreign bankers?  

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:20 | 2741350 francis_sawyer
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No... (to answer you directly & I didn't junk you BTW)...

Did I say anything about fucking South Africa?

I SAID... The Apartheid State of Israel... Which essentially means that if the world is going to get it's panties in a bunch and condemn "Apartheid", then why is Israel, (which practices that), excluded from consideration?... 

Where's the outrage?... More specifically ~ "who controls the media" (wink wink)

Fucking Steven Spielberg has told the 'Holocaust' story in so many different ways I can't even count anymore... Every year, I keep waiting for the new movie that's going to tell the story about some homosexual fucking cowboys riding in on some horses (from the dark side of the moon), to liberate the camps...


Apartheid (from Hollywood perspective) SA version... BAD!... Shame on you... More of the endless stream of white males behaving badly (white men only are 'good' if they're changing poopy diapers)...

Apartheid (Nation of Israel practice)... CRICKETS...


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:20 | 2741417's picture

Birkenau Back Mountain?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:55 | 2741520 Raymond K Hessel
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Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:00 | 2741535 francis_sawyer
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Fuck... I tell you... I hate this shit... I feel as bad as any normal human being should by suffering & atrocities... I just hate it when bands of thugs get together & brainwash an entire world based on this type of behavior...

ANYONE directly in either the conspiracy itself; is an unwitting apologist for the disinformation/propaganda campaign); or simply looks the other way for convenience; is complicit...

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:11 | 2741814 Dickweed Wang
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Bravo FS - Problem is with the tribe in control of 90+% of the "main stream" news outlets in this country (TV, radio, newpapers, etc.) you might as well go piss in the wind and see where that gets you . . . .

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 18:53 | 2742167 TimmyB
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I'll bite.  SA is a far better place for the great great majority of people who live there.  The great great majority of people are no longer treated as third class citizens of their own fucking country.

Furthermore, I really don't understand your praising of "stability."  Stability is brought by dictators and kings.  It has nothing to do with people making their own decisions for themselves.     

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:23 | 2741424 Conax
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A major tell was when the Libyan 'rebels' overwhelmed Ghaddafi and took over.  The very first thing I read about it was that they setup a new....

central bank.  The 'axis of evil' was nothing more than a short list of countries without Rothschild control.  Just plain evil, that.

“The issue which has swept down the centuries and which will have to be fought sooner or later is the  people versus the banks.” ~ Lord Acton

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:01 | 2741543 jumbo maverick
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I have mentioned this before here at ZH Ghaddifi had given Goldman sachs billions. Apparently they lost it all and he kept giving gs pressure. Where's my money man?
Well this went on for quite some time. Then suddenly out of thin air the overthrow erupted. Obunghole the peace prize president sent tomahawks for humanitarian reasons of course and the rest is history.
So if you give a bank a bunch of money and they "lose" the money don't be a squeaky wheel. You could get overthrowed.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:31 | 2741668 francis_sawyer
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overthrowed bitchez!...

They'll gladly take your gold for confetti... Go play with it in the casino... If you want it back, that's YOUR problem...

Nice people...

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:42 | 2741905 Conax
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I have seen stories about Saddam and his financial dealings that I won't try to perpetuate here, just consider that certain powerful entities were entangled with him, too.  I don't know how much was true, but where there's smoke..

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:28 | 2741868 Overfed
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And that right there is why Iran is in the sights of the US/Israel.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:38 | 2741470 linrom
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One of the first official acts of the Islamic Republic Party was to attack and declare war on US by assaulting American embassy and holding Americans captive. 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:16 | 2741601 11b40
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Yo, linrom. 

Would you like to tell us all about why they viewed the good ole USA as bad guys?  Have anything to do with the CIA, assasination of their legitimate leader and installation of a puppet dictator, or stealing their oil?  Or was it just because they hate us for our freedoms?  Or maybe they just didn't like President Carter, our most famous Sunday School teacher.

Then you could tell us all about the Reagun/Bush Iran Contra Arms Deal a short time later.  What kind of deals/promises were made to the ragheads who amazingly let the Embassy hostages go as soon as RR was elected?

Or do you actually know anything about the history?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 21:18 | 2742449 memyselfiu
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fucken eh

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 22:48 | 2742627 FRBNYrCROOKS
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You, linrom, are a retarded shill trying to pull out that domga. Who do you think you are talking to? This ain't Bloomberg you twitt. We know the score here. 

Tue, 08/28/2012 - 10:53 | 2743552 TheFourthStooge-ing
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linrom blatantly lied:

One of the first official acts of the Islamic Republic Party was to attack and declare war on US by assaulting American embassy and holding Americans captive.

Pure lies.

The Shah of Iran was overthrown in February 1979. The taking of hostages at the US embassy in Tehran occurred in November 1979.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:10 | 2741585 reload
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Last time I looked, Iran was executing bankers for commiting fraud.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:33 | 2741678 francis_sawyer
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USURY is against Sharia law... Now you begin to get an idea why Jews aren't too keen on Muslims...

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:33 | 2741120 otto skorzeny
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Mossad agent troll-is that you?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:20 | 2741624 giovanni_f
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one of its many aipac financed avatars

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:35 | 2741131 ArrestBobRubin
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Iran eh? When did your aim go so bad, evidently you can't hit the side of a barn.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:49 | 2741165 Doubleguns
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"hit the side of a bank".


Fixed it for ya.


Black helecopter suddenly overhead, bankers pointing my direction. Oh shit!!!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:25 | 2741089 SemperFord
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We saw people being arrested for trying to pull their money out of banks months ago, banks rule this country and law enforcement works for them, question is will it ever change?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:34 | 2741286's picture

Substantial penalty for any withdrawal.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:48 | 2741914 Conax
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+1 LOL.  Calls to mind "THe Jerk"

When Navin's butler's wife withdrew money, there was a substantial penalty to pay..

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 18:57 | 2742171 New World Chaos
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You can always trust the pigs to support the status quo no matter how evil it becomes.  They are always on the wrong side of history.  They oppose people-powered revolutions to the bitter end but will always be the first to support a junta or even an invasion, if the foreigners are more vicious.  The cops in Nazi-occupied France jumped at the chance to lick jackboots, crack skulls, crush souls, and send their brothers to the camps.  This is what they live for.  One of the main job requirements is a total lack of unity consciousness, very Us vs. Them, which prevents them from having any empathy at all.  And everyone is a crimminal except those who write and enforce the laws.  This is a fundamental axiom which must not be questioned.  Which is the reason for another job requirement- low IQ.

Here is an upper bound on how much your life is worth to big-city cops:  500 clownbux.  That's the "stress payment" which the Albuquerque PD started giving to officers who shot people.  Shootings surged by 400%!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 20:14 | 2742307 KK Tipton
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Article down.

Got another link? Nevermind:


Payments to Albuquerque Officers Involved in Shootings Called ‘Bounty System’ - -

ABQJournal Online » Officers Get Union Checks After Shootings -



Mon, 08/27/2012 - 22:38 | 2742423 New World Chaos
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Thanks for that- will keep this one.  Reason is unlikely to pull the article.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 22:32 | 2742603 FRBNYrCROOKS
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Why am  NOT shocked, disgusted and outraged??????? Am I getting jaded? Your only hope in this life is to, either, keep your head down to avoid any contact with the 'roided douche bags or have so much fucking cash you can hire a team of lawyers to watch your back. 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:27 | 2741097 ParkAveFlasher
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Mike Bloomberg has done nothing but prove that TPTB will stand aside and allow cops to shoot up bystanding civilian crowds while lauding the NYPD's "bravery and courage". 

The murderer hit his mark.

The police shot up a crowd. 

We now know even more for certain his globalist intent to disarm (with extreme, murderous, prejudice) all civilians. 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:27 | 2741099 walküre
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The coppers look like typical US of A shithead pigs. Animal farm bred and raised.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:34 | 2741125 otto skorzeny
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they really look like they are cloned now- all look like pigs w/buzz cuts

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:41 | 2741146 ParkAveFlasher
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Steroids and brain washing will do that.  As in the Soviet Union.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:28 | 2741867 11b40
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Speaking of brainwashing....or would that be Bainwashing?

Clear Channel Communications, Inc. is an American mass media company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. Founded in 1972 by Lowry Mays and Red McCombs, the company was taken private by Bain Capital, LLC and Thomas H. Lee Partners in a leveraged buyout in 2008; as a result, the company now operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of CC Media Holdings, Inc..[5][6]

Clear Channel specializes in radio broadcasting through subsidiary Clear Channel Broadcasting, Inc. and division Clear Channel Media and Entertainment (formerly Clear Channel Radio); and billboard advertising through subsidiary Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc.. Clear Channel is the largest owner of full-power AM, FM, and shortwave radio stations and twelve radio channels on XM Satellite Radio, and is also the largest pure-play radio station owner and operator. The group was in the television business until it sold all of its TV stations to Newport Television in 2008.

And, by the way, Bain also owns a chunk of Thomas Lee Partners.

Clear Channel owns Rush Limbo, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, and a laundry list of right-wing radio hosts who spew hate virtually 24/7 on the airways to a largely ignorant and fearful audience.  Hate filled fear mongers with paid shills calling in to gin up the boggey man of the day.  Ethnic groups, Women, Gays, Science, Hollyweird, and worst of all...LIBERALS!

Bain Capital Owns Clear Channel (Romney Supported by Talk Show sphere)


Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck, Michael Savage, etc. under umbrella company that candidate Mitt

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:53 | 2741181 10mm
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Alot are from the buzz cut military.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:10 | 2741586 Raymond K Hessel
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Actually that's not true from what I've been told.  There's been a decrease in recruits with prior service backgrounds. I don't have numbers but this seems to be the general consensus among cops I know.

These are just a bunch of yahoos who think getting home to their families is more important than protecting the public.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:45 | 2741724 10mm
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Thats due to budget constraints by various Dept's\Agencys currently.Law Enforcement as well as alot of civil service are getting hacked,not replacing exiting worker or hiring so few in number.More so on state municiple level.If hiring is done,VET preference kicks in.Some Depts are being disbanded like Camden N.J's couple hundred.Its still Vet preference but without hiring,slim pickins.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:32 | 2741881 Overfed
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Prior military service should disqualifiy an applicant to the police force and fire dept.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:37 | 2741296 Cthonic
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Remember the only elected law enforcement in most U.S. jurisdictions are sheriffs constables and/or marshals.

Federal LEO sprawl:

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:56 | 2741359 XitSam
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I wonder how many of these have had TV shows? It might be a while before the Library of Congress Police does though. "Gently place the rare book on the ground, scumbag!"

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:04 | 2741795 XitSam
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Now that I think about it, a LoC show might work.  Sort of a Numb3rs/National Treasure/Unsolved Mysteries/police show. Team: hot female team leader having to hold back the alpha male investigator, cute female research librarian mid-20s, geeky male computer whiz, 17.  Hollywood, if you need a treatment or a pilot script let me know. 

"Can I see your Library Card?"

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 17:24 | 2741982
Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:28 | 2741662 Boris Alatovkrap
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Is making NKGB and Stassi appearing procedurally efficient to compare!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:26 | 2741861 YouAreBliss
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I like them all very much - really I do! 

Amazing how millions of rounds of hollow points can make you likeable!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:29 | 2741108 LawsofPhysics
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Ah the smell of tyranny.  Nothing changes until there are real consequences for bad behavior at all levels of society.  In short, nothing changes until the guillotines roll out and the moral hazard is finally addressed.  Could be a while.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:34 | 2741124 walküre
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The rot and corruption run so deep, no civil obedience or election can fix it.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:44 | 2741149 SubjectivObject
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Take the theatre of operations away from the thugs.

Make war on the ignorance that the sheeple have about the thugs.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:10 | 2741390 OpenThePodBayDoorHAL
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How different is this "crime" from the crime of saying the exact same thing online? A very fine line, if any.


What was I saying? Oh yeah, I was discussing how great I thought our banks were, and how glad I am they are helping America the way they are.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:30 | 2741110 insanelysane
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Haven't banksters suffered enough already?  It must have been tough vacationing this year since their bonuses were cut a couple of percent from last year.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:51 | 2741345 swamp
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That was the set of books shown to us.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:31 | 2741113 PaperBear
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I hope that thousands of Americans are calling up this district attorney and asking them ‘what are you doing, dude?’”

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:33 | 2741117 yogibear
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The police make a plege to defend the constitution, yet their defying and trashing it. Arresting for free speech.

Haven't seen them arrest the banksters for stealing.

The police are following the banksters rules. 

LOL, wait until the banksters go after the police pensions.


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:49 | 2741168 irie1029
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They are just following orders.... 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:24 | 2741248 alien-IQ
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Every great atrocity in human history was committed by underlings that were just "following orders".

In fact, "just following orders" was the most common defense in the Nuremberg Trials. It didn't pass the smirk test then...and it still doesn't.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:25 | 2741252 Bob
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More silence from the blowhard poseurs over at oathkeepers, I presume, aside from their usual internet circle jerk about "liberty"?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:39 | 2741300's picture

I assume that you sent that message on your way to storm the Bastille. How's it going over there?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:54 | 2741346 Bob
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Pretty damn good.  They're shooting only the longhairs, so I see no problem at all!

Whatever it takes to keep liberty alive!  We just gonna drop a few commies and it's all good. 

We'll let you know if there's ever a problem--promise!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:58 | 2741361's picture

So you're depending on the oathkeepers to do both your thinking and your acting for you and you see that as their failure rather than your own?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:05 | 2741376 Bob
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I'm doing more by just bitching on the internet than they've done to protest the ongoing abuse of citizens by their own ken. 

Inconvenient truth, that.  And that's all I'm saying.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:15 | 2741404's picture

The long haired dude in cuffs will be happy to hear that. Go ahead and give yourself another pat on the back. You deserve it.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:33 | 2741448 Bob
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Why you would feel you had performed some meaningful service here by turning somebody else's undeniable hypocrisy onto me (in your mind, at least) is beyond me. 

But I gather that's how Liberty rolls. I notice oathkeepers went ape shit over the guy committed for facebook postings last week. 

But then he was one of their own, a member of the Liberty family, inspiring them to suddenly man up to their "oath."  Typical cop/thug mentality . . . until it's one of their own, anything goes. 

Nothing more, adolescent vanities aside.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:44 | 2741483's picture

Can you show that the arresting officers were members of the Oathkeepers who followed unconstitutional orders? If not, then where's the hypocrisy?


Oath Keepers is a non-partisan association of currently serving military, veterans, peace officers, and firefighters who will fulfill the oath we swore to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic, so help us God.

Our oath is to the Constitution, not to the politicians, and we will not obey unconstitutional (and thus illegal) and immoral orders, such as orders to disarm the American people or to place them under martial law and deprive them of their ancient right to jury trial.

We Oath Keepers have drawn a line in the sand. We will not “just follow orders.”

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 21:20 | 2742454 Patsy
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Wait?  You're kidding right?  Those dumb coppers don't know that their pension funds are already stuffed with all the bankster's trash... the banksters have already raped them, they just haven't figured it out yet!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:32 | 2741118 machineh
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Next time, his sign should read 'You're being given counterfeit currency.'

Then the Secret Service can arrest him for treason or something.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:34 | 2741127 Shizzmoney
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Jack Welch disagrees, he says that we just need to let Dimon's financial rape, go:

Gregory reminded the men of his previous interview with Jamie Dimon, the chairman and chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), in the middle of the bank’s “London Whale” trading crisis, which has cost the firm almost $6 billion and counting. Gregory asked Dimon on May 13 if it was “misplaced criticism” to blame Wall Street for bringing the economy down without anyone on Wall Street having gone to jail as a result.

Dimon said the criticism was fair, and that the public had a sense that “there’s been no Old Testament justice here, that no one was punished,” he said. But he argued that blaming “everybody” was also wrong: “If you think someone did something wrong, go get those people that did something wrong and blame them. In the meantime, the rest of us should hold hands, get together -- collaborate -- business and government together to fix the problems. It’s going to be very hard for government to do it on its own and business can’t do it without collaborating with the government.”


Gregory asked the same question of the Aug. 13 panel on Nantucket. Welch, the former chairman and CEO of General Electric Co. (GE), answered first. “Do you think the guy leading the country could have a more balanced approach to the recklessness of some hothead businessman, rather than demonize him?” Welch asked rhetorically, his ire at President Barack Obama apparent throughout much of the discussion. “We need a leader who has a vision” he said, not someone who is focused on demonizing business leaders.

Like Dimon, Welch emphasized the importance of getting Washington to work closely with business leaders, including those on Wall Street, to get the country’s economy humming again.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:52 | 2741178 azzhatter
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Fuck You Jack Welch- demonizing demons

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:36 | 2741290 Quinvarius
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GE has 1/2 trillion in debt.  What esle needs to be said about his ties to banking?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:36 | 2741133 SubjectivObject
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Cops and crimimal justice system: Monsters InCorporated.

The numb mass keeps them empowered.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:37 | 2741135 SheepDog-One
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'Tell the banks to take a hike'? Then you'll be arrested for trying to force a camping trip on the TBTF instead of weekends at the Hamptons. Have fun rotting in a cell at Pelican Bay.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:38 | 2741140 ArrestBobRubin
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"Welcome to Easton, home of proud bankster whoreboys"

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:40 | 2741145 Panafrican Funk...
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If even Krugman can somehow figure this shit out, it should be pretty obvious to the rest of us.  

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:42 | 2741147 Long-John-Silver
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If you want to hurt the TBTF Banks buy physical Silver and Gold for immediate delivery to your personal possession.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:24 | 2741249 Racer
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And don't let them have any of your money, use cash

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:42 | 2741151 alien-IQ
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"Terroristic threats"?????? What the holy fuck is that nonsense?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:57 | 2741765 madcows
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He told the truth.  QED he poses a threat and must be removed from society.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:44 | 2741154 GOSPLAN HERO
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There are many cops and soldiers that are firmly hooked to The Matrix.

Perhaps it is time to reach out educate members of law enforcement and the armed forces.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:47 | 2741158 alien-IQ
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You could sooner get a cow to fly than get a cop to listen to reason or think independently.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:20 | 2741838 FRBNYrCROOKS
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Here is a soldier fighting hypocrisy in the trenches. I have never met him but, we share the same taste in books i.e. Creature from Jekyll Island.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:45 | 2741155 yogibear
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What's next is that the FBI/NSA start making midnight visits to people that protest or write blogs on anything against the banksters or Federal Reserve Bank and make them disappear.

It's the next step in tyranny.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:52 | 2741176 irie1029
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It is already here.  

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:18 | 2741620 Metalredneck
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The door usually busts in aroun 5:00 AM.  For whatever reason, police like that time of day.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:53 | 2741179 Miss Expectations
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Positives for the defendant:

1.  He wasn't making terroristic threats

2.  He was stating a fact which is easy to defend

3.  He looks like Jesus

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:55 | 2741188 10mm
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And welcomed like Jesus.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:42 | 2741311's picture

So who gets the thirty pieces of silver?

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:43 | 2741319 el Gallinazo
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Mon, 08/27/2012 - 12:58 | 2741198 Wakanda
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The Second American Revolution - unfolding now in a neighborhood near you!

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:03 | 2741208 Element
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Law enforcement, politicians and courts have it upside down. It isn’t banks that need protection from protestors. It’s citizens that need protection from the banks, and from the police, the courts and from traitorous politicians.


fixed it for you. :D

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:04 | 2741210 Element
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Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:13 | 2741225 pragmatic hobo
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another reason to vote for RP ... although I'm not sure if RP have the courage nor the capacity to rein in the financial sector that have gone loko.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:14 | 2741229 Brazillionaire
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Bank Robbery is a double entendre'.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:28 | 2741264 dolph9
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I sympathize with the guy, but people need to learn not to be stupid.  We are not living in a country of free thinking, free spirited, brave people with strong communities and confidence in one another.

We live in a broken down, totalitarian, corrupt Empire where everybody is terrified of everything and everybody else.

Knowing that, you should keep this kind of stuff to your families, friends, and internet message boards.  If you take it out in the open, the boys in blue, backed up by the bankers, will come down hard on you, in order to keep the sheeple "safe" because you are a thinking person, and, thereby, automatically suspect.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:40 | 2741303 el Gallinazo
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Grow a pair.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 13:49 | 2741341 walküre
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And we wait until someone out there liberates us and the US?

Who could do that? We can't change it from within. The red and blue dog & pony shows have made sure of that.

Heck, they even staged a threat and attacks from outside when they felt the gig was up again.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:06 | 2741378 Zymurguy
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How to NOT get your ass kicked by the police:


Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:15 | 2741825 Dickweed Wang
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May weasles rip your flesh . . .

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:08 | 2741385 XitSam
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I'll wait and see. The Hutaree militia is free in spite of all the government and media hysteria.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:51 | 2741506 irie1029
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IMHO - it is some nut cases.... but notice how it is fans the flames of left / right hate.  The hate needs to be redirected at the cause.. banksters. 

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 15:54 | 2741757 Anusocracy
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You have to overcome that last intellectual hurdle:

The hate needs to be redirected at the cause.. government.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 14:57 | 2741526 goodrich4bk
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By definition, during any period of political conflict some will commit heinous acts in the name of a revolutionary movement.  If the revolution succeeds, their crimes will be re-named acts of sacrifice, bravery, honor and foresight.  If not, they will be sent to the gallows as common theives and murderers.

Those army and ex-army soldiers are no better than SinQ, the Black Power "revolutionary" who kidnapped Patty Hearst in the name of the Symbionese Revolutionary Party.  INHO, until the polls are closed or the vote counting is corrupted, there is no legitimate ground for fomenting revolution and the state is entirely justified in treating these men as the murderers they are.  "My vote doesn't count" or "the system is broken" is NOT a justification for murder.

Mon, 08/27/2012 - 16:01 | 2741761 Anusocracy
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So it is okay to vote for government murder?

Four hundred million people killed, probably hundreds of trillions of wealth stolen or destroyed, all by government in the 20th century.

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