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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:57 | 1821351 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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I hope Mr Black is wearing a lead suit.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:06 | 1821404 Deadpool
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his x-ray vision doesn't work thru lead.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:24 | 1821483 trav7777
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Young people should band together and bloc vote to act totally in their self-interest, just like all the other groups do.

That means work for the repeal of SS, Medicare, and all other generational transfer payments and work to enact legislation reversing the transfer and institution of age taxes.

Instead, the doe eyed libtards sell themselves into bondage by buying ALL of the bullshit the richer, older generations feed them.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:39 | 1821555 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Agreed.  Young liberals are the worst, but liberals in general are sychophants of the New World Order to the highest degree; masochistic and ignorant of real life, these liberals live in Unicorn Country.  The cognitive dissonance inbetween their ears must be deafening.

The Harrimans must be chuckling from their graves.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 23:51 | 1823660 AldousHuxley
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Yes, it is all young people's fault. they are so ignorant that they actually want to make the world a little bit better than they got it. Yes it is all young people's fault that even with MIT phD in math and science you can't get a job whereas dumbass police chiefs retire with $300k /year pensions for life.

It is all young auto worker union's fault that they get $15/hour while older union worker gets $38/hour + pension.

 

It is all young college kids' fault that they spent time educating themselves instead of flipping homes or MBS on wall st. like older realists.

 

It is all young worker's fault that their jobs are outsourced to India and China because older workers wanted 1% more profit in their 401k.

 

Young people got the majority of banking bailouts around the world.

 

Young people are so lazy that they can't find a job when old folks used to pay for college flipping burgers.

 

A country without youth is a country without a future.

Sat, 10/29/2011 - 01:10 | 1823776 buyingsterling
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someone junked you.

The world is drowning in debt and obligation, and the root of most of it is the idea that we are our brother's keeper. Except for a few rare cases, our brothers and sisters can take care of themselves if control freaks will leave them be. The notion that we must care for others at gunpoint ends with us being our brothers' slaves. Charity is good for the giver and the receiver, two souls benefit, but entitlement corrodes everything it touches. Liberalism = human denigration and enslavement. 99% of national dems are liberals, probably 80% of national republicans are liberals. That's why the left/right paradigm works - no matter what goes in, out comes more liberalism (denigration and enslavement). A liberal also gave us the Fed and the income tax. If you haven't yet figured out that whatever future this country has, liberalism will not be a part of it on a national level, you're an idiot. Liberalism only persists today because its ridiculous promises haven't yet been completely shattered. That's next. If we want to survive long-term, we'll make advocacy of transfer payments of any kind to any specific person or group illegal - proof of a conspiracy to defraud and steal.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:54 | 1821644 AGuy
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"That means work for the repeal of SS, Medicare, and all other generational transfer payments and work to enact legislation reversing the transfer and institution of age taxes."

That wouldn't help and probably make matters worse. If entitlements disapeared, Boomer near retirement would keep on working, locking out younger workers. Boomers and pre-boomers would save money for retirement causing economic contraction causing much higher unemployment.

"Young people should band together and bloc vote to act totally in their self-interest"

That would be what free online gaming and free internet service so they can spend 7/24 on facebook?

 

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 14:00 | 1821673 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Young workers will take less pay.  People saving money in dollars is an oxymoron, inflation will take yet another bite out of Boomers wealth.

Facebook's highest clientel are Boomers, mostly unemployed.  It is the 35-60 age group that uses facebook the most.  Homemakers and the unemployed of this group spend hours a day on Farmville and other games.

Before you post here you should do some research to back up your opinions.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 15:02 | 1822073 Pool Shark
Fri, 10/28/2011 - 19:07 | 1823075 AGuy
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Young workers take less pay because they are less productive. They come in late, leave early and spend half the day talking about reality TV and gaming.

FaceBook is largely used by under people under30. About 60% of FaceBook users are under the age of 30. MAYBE YOU SHOULD DO SOME RESEARCH FIRST!

http://www.slideshare.net/amover/facebook-demographics-2011
See Slide 16 and beyond.

http://www.deptofnumbers.com/unemployment/demographics/
Take notice at which age group has the highest unemployment and which has the lowest, and please explain to me how I am wrong.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 23:57 | 1823672 AldousHuxley
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It is the dumb old money that is pouring billions into facebook encouraging the young to build stupid shitty websites.

 

old folks have the power and they are abusing it and directing resources at retarded projects. Young are mostly worker bees.

 

 

Sooner or later young will get older and remember how boomers screwed up the entire world and blamed them.

Sat, 11/05/2011 - 01:42 | 1847934 shansnv
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Fri, 10/28/2011 - 19:27 | 1823119 trav7777
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then pass a mandatory retirement age law...duh.  Mob rule is easy

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 19:50 | 1823183 Eally Ucked
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What a fucken bitter moron!

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 23:58 | 1823673 AldousHuxley
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make every law maker beholden to their age group they represent.

will end kicking the can down the road when there is no road.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 16:50 | 1822561 LawsofPhysics
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I agree Trav, but if history is any teacher, the young folks are going to bent sent into another major conflict first or pitted against one another.  Most of the 20 somethings I know have ADD and can't stay focused enough to see they are being played against one another.  This behavior is ony more ingrained as people age and I look at the older 50-70 folks, many of who now seem quite content to say fine, fuck it, burn it all down.  No, I think a more universal approach is required with sacrafice from all side.  Everyone is simply going to have to stop participating in the bankers/NWO game, period.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 20:05 | 1823209 amusedobserver
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How about an approach that requires more intelligence from all sides?  I'm getting sick of all you geniuses who say the Japanese economy hasn't grown in two or three decades.  Nobody seems to notice that the Yen has appreciated by a factor of 3 or 4 in the past 30 years.  When I visited Japan in 1983 the exchange rate was 250 to the dollar.  Now it's 75.  If I had kept those yen in my pocket I could get 3.5 times as many dollars now than I traded for them back then.  This is the same situation as if the exchange rate had stayed the same but the Japanese now made 3.5 times as much yen as before (and the economy being 3.5 times "bigger").  If the average American made $140,000 instead of $40,000, wouldn't our economy be "bigger"?  Wouldn't we be able to buy more stuff?  

If you had bought a 30-year JGB paying what, 3%, 30 years ago, you would be trading in your yen interest payment for dollars at an effective yield of 11.5%, and then cashing in your bond for 3.5 times as many dollars as you bought it for.  What is it you guys don't get?

I don't know what Japanese tax policy is, but maybe the average Japanese worker isn't getting shoved into higher tax brackets each year based on phony inflation "gains".  So they can buy more stuff each year using progressively fewer yen.  And you say the economy hasn't gotten any "bigger"?

Get a clue.

Sat, 10/29/2011 - 00:01 | 1823679 AldousHuxley
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Unlike divided America, Japan is a country of one culture, one race which takes care of their own.

 

Americans are quick to sell out for extra $ since they have no culture, no racial/national unity. Diversity has weaknesses too.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 21:58 | 1823408 Seer
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It really IS amazing, isn't it, how the liberals shore up the oligarchs...

Meanwhile the "conservatives" shove militarism down everyone's throats.  Good for more back-breaking debt... (and serving the oligarchy).

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 15:06 | 1822103 Beastmanager
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AMEN TO THIS: "Young people in bankrupt western nations do not have a particularly bright future. To put it bluntly, society is going to force-feed you a shit sandwich. Higher taxes, more debt, fewer prospects, and a much lower standard of living await you. That’s if you stick around."

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:57 | 1821354 kaiserhoff
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5) The whole place glows in the dark.  Who needs Yucca mountain?

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:58 | 1821361 FranSix
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Hugh Hendry might be encouraged this morning at the rise in Japanese bond rates along the whole yield curve.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:58 | 1821363 GeneMarchbanks
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'What’s A Young Person Supposed To Do?'

Just in case young people are reading: DO NOT take Simon Black too seriously.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:05 | 1821402 topcallingtroll
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Now I have to disagree.

I think there is more opportunity in america than many seem to believe.

However a young person with ambition and a small amount of capital has a better shot at a successful business overseas.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:12 | 1821430 GeneMarchbanks
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'However a young person with ambition and a small amount of capital has a better shot at a successful business overseas.'

Where? Japan? China? Eurozone? Europe(non EU area)?

You're talking nonsense.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:34 | 1821531 Fukushima Sam
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In Japan all you need is a power washer and a white suit to get into the radiation decontamination business!  Of course, you may have to worry about a heart attack as the cesium works its way into your muscles where it will decay for the next hundred years or so...

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 18:26 | 1822955 BigJim
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That's cuz Merika is the GRATEST cuntry in the werld!

Alwayz haz been, alwayz will bee.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:30 | 1821504 trav7777
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not even close.  The barriers to entry for gringos and commoners can be steep in a lot of places.

Most of the places Black cheerleads have websites with horror stories of dudes who married local bitches and came home one day to find themselves kicked out and the bank accounts drained and all personal property expropriated and a police force that said STFU gringo go home.

Black is an IDIOT to think that actually living in these places, as opposed to visiting, and in good times no less, is as easy and simple for a gringo as it is for a local.  When things turn south, you have NO rights there; they will SHAMELESSLY discriminate.

The only societies where you can expect a fair shake are WHITE.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 14:08 | 1821718 Kiwi Pete
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Too true Trav. In Thailand for example you need to go outside the country for a new visa every 6 months even if you're married to a local girl. I heard of one case where this guys wife tried to stab him because she thought he was abandoning her when he went on his visa run. Beware local customs too! Gringos can't own land either so just rent that bar on the beach. Of course if it's too successful you'll lose the lease but at least you've still got your capital.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 14:10 | 1821740 TheMerryPrankster
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Nonsense, the white man has shown himself to be an equal opportunity destroyer, willing to slay or enslave regardless of color, creed or gender.

The only place you are ever truly safe is in your mother's arms, but she starts to complain about the weight once you reach your late teens.

On a long enough timeline we're all worm food.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 18:05 | 1822889 Dingleberry
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"White" men of (usually) a very specific ehtnic/religious background have shown thru the centuries a repeated proclivity for finanical manipulations in their adopted "host" country.  Funny how I just read a story in Forbes about the 10 best cities to live in, and they were ALL in anglo-saxon countries. The only people foolish enough to believe it's better to live in most of the 3rd world haven't been there, or just visited. NEWS FLASH: visiting is not anywhere near the same as living there.  I've done both. I know.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 19:30 | 1823129 trav7777
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stupid fuck, stop talking about ancient history when we're discussing NOW.

The ONLY SOCIETIES you will get a fair shake in are white.  That does not imply that you will get a fair shake in ALL white societies.  The only place you can expect to be treated fairly would be scandinavia.

And no, white men do not slay anywhere near the rate that blacks do

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 14:14 | 1821766 defencev
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Black is an IDIOT...

Cannot agree more. What else can you say about someone recommending to keep your savings in Mongolian tugriks or buying rice farm in Cambodia (hint: it is impossible).

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 22:07 | 1823427 Seer
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"The only societies where you can expect a fair shake are WHITE."

I both agree AND disagree.

FAIR depends on your point of view.  Given the raping and pillaging done in those "non-white" countries by "white" countries (esp. U.S.), then revenge would seem anything BUT unfair.  Blow-back is a bitch.

I agree that it WON'T be what it is today.  People ought not count on salvation among those who have been raped and plundered by the "whites."  I'd also add that fleeing to Canada might also not be wise (it's not as easy to go there as some would have you believe): White Canadians are likely going to go ballistic (it's brewing big time), and as much as their government wants to go lockstep with the U.S., the people aren't so willing (they have this inferiority complex that's really odd, and I'm thinking that they'll be happy to stomp on some U.S. leftovers).

Sat, 10/29/2011 - 05:05 | 1823924 Tompooz
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"The only societies where you can expect a fair shake are WHITE."

Well, a country like the Philippines still has this post-colonial cringe for "Amerikano's", a term used for all Causasians.

The women are definitely partial to Amerikano's. It is true that you have to own your land in your wife's name, but that just means that you find your lady in any place other than a bar or a strip-club. The horror stories are all from idiots who did not use common sense.

Non-white countries can be quite hospitable, as long as you take pains to learn the culture and not offend people in power.

If you want to do business, try to band together with other expats--seek strength in numbers. There are lots of opportunities and the economies are growing. 


Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:58 | 1821365 LawsofPhysics
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The Japanese are disciplined, they follow their master's orders without question.  Hence, bankers and inflation are allowed to roam freely and without worry of destruction.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:07 | 1821409 redpill
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In the history of humankind, there has never been a culture better at pretending that nothing is wrong than the Japanese.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:24 | 1821479 Oh regional Indian
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Captured the problem in one succint sentence. Well said.

Such a shame too. Old Japan was something else.

ORI

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:28 | 1821497 GeneMarchbanks
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ORI

You hit the right word "shame".

Shame is powerful. Japanese have cultural problem with it. Europeans to an extent and Americans noticeably less.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 13:33 | 1821522 trav7777
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The japs lost and they've been browbeaten since.

As for Europe, it's the yoke of the defintion of "racism."

Europeans and whites in general have nothing to be ashamed of, even IF there were such a thing as collective sin.  Yet tons feel "guilty" for slavery and other shit they had nothing whatsoever to do with.  Blacks don't have an OUNCE of guilt over the tens of thousands of violent crimes that other blacks commit yearly- ask one of them or better try to blame them in terms of "collective sin" and see how the conversation goes.  They will straight-facedly tell you that as a white person, you DO bear guilt for any sin committed at any time by someone who superficially resembles you.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 17:11 | 1822658 saiybat
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"Yet tons feel "guilty" for slavery and other shit they had nothing whatsoever to do with.  Blacks don't have an OUNCE of guilt over the tens of thousands of violent crimes that other blacks commit yearly- ask one of them or better try to blame them in terms of "collective sin" and see how the conversation goes.  They will straight-facedly tell you that as a white person, you DO bear guilt for any sin committed at any time by someone who superficially resembles you."

You're brainwashed. Shut off the television. People are reasonable and your melodramatic rants about how unfair it is to be white are pathetic. Not every black person is Jesse Jackson and you seem to be living in made for tv fantasy. I've never met a white person with white guilt but the television would have me think otherwise. Where do you get this information from? What demagogue is leading you by the nose?

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 19:32 | 1823134 trav7777
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I don't watch TV, retard

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 19:39 | 1823155 saiybat
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You didn't answer my question so I'll ask again. What gives you the perspective that whites are ridden with guilt for slavery and that blacks are demanding whites to apologize for slavery? Surely this is not based on reality.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 22:46 | 1823452 Seer
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Quit fucking with him and allow him his freedom to be a racist.  ZH wouldn't be complete without one! (the guy would be fairly reasonable if not for this nasty side, but as you're finding out, he's not talking about how his mind forms these views- early childhood issue I'm thinking)

But back to reality... to pretend that raping and pillaging and then calling truce without a concrete resolution (40 acres and a mule, on paper...) is FAIR, that the story is closed, well...  Go ahead, give ME 150 years-worth of head-start over you and your relatives and after 150 years I'll tell you that we're even.  Did you people NOT get it that the GAME is CAPITALISM?  150 years of amassing "capital," which, if you don't believe it to be then you're stupid or a lying sack of shit, IS POWER.

Everyone running around with minds that only think in two dimensions, it should be no wonder why things are so fucked up.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 14:13 | 1821764 TheMerryPrankster
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Does the Federal Reserve qualify as a culture? They've got a fantastic track record of being blind deaf and dumb.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 16:40 | 1822537 eurogold
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You are so right. Heard anything about Fukushima lately? No? Maybe in a few years down the road, when an alarming increase in cancer cases around the world come to light, we will realize no one will be able to put 2 and 2 together.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 16:49 | 1822564 eurogold
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You are so right. Heard anything about Fukushima lately? No? Maybe in a few years down the road, when an alarming increase in cancer cases around the world come to light, we will realize no one will be able to put 2 and 2 together.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 21:04 | 1823292 Barry Zuckerkorn
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"In the history of humankind, there has never been a culture better at pretending that nothing is wrong than the Japanese."

Nah B. Concentration camps.

Fri, 10/28/2011 - 12:59 | 1821370 kaiserhoff
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First, Elle asks, “Simon, I am a female senior in high school and am trying to figure out what to do next year. Since the future of America is unstable, what would you do if you were in my shoes?

   Why don't we get drunk, and screw?

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