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Japanese Girl-Band Wants You (To Buy Japanese Government Bonds)

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Whether it was Captain America's roadshow or Uncle-Sam 'wanting' your help, the US always seemed to maintain some semblance of class when propagandizing its citizens into buying its government bonds. Whether for patriotic or xenophobic reasons, it appeared to work. Japan, though, with its increasingly desperate demographic situation, deficits, downgrades, and well, general malaise of Koo/Keynesian-stuffed economic stagnation has turned to the next best thing - the all-girl band AKB48. As The Telegraph notes today, the all-female pop group will headline a summer campaign for "reconstruction bonds" aimed at financing projects in regions hammered by last year's quake-tsunami disaster. The debt campaign will see AKB48 - comprising about 90 performers, ranging in age from early teens to mid-20s - joined by sumo wrestling's champion Hakuho and female football star Homare Sawa, Japan's Jiji press agency reported. The group's bubblegum pop and synchronized dancing has proved a huge hit with young girls. Perhaps more disturbingly (and why Japan chose them maybe?) - running the gamut from girl-next-door to sultry temptress, the band also has a substantial male following - many of whom are older - who support a vast merchandising industry. Japan has the industrialized world's worst public debt, amounting to more than twice its gross domestic product - topping hard-hit eurozone countries including Greece, which have drawn fire from foreign investors over their fiscal management. On the bright side, AKB48 have also promoted the government's suicide prevention program and appeared in a farm ministry rice campaign.

All of this makes us wonder - Forget AKB48, how long until AK47 in musical, or primarily otherwise, format is used to encourage lending to sovereigns all around the "developed" world?

 

 


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Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:23 | Link to Comment Aziz
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Bullish for the music industry — who needs people to buy records when the government can pay you to write propaganda songs?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:28 | Link to Comment slaughterer
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Foo Fighters Concert Tour for 10-Year Treasuries is in the planning stages.  

 

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:30 | Link to Comment metastar
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The government of Japan is now resorting to Visual Combat.

Who would have imagined???

Banzai7, your the inspiration of a nation!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:41 | Link to Comment malikai
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I can summarize this video for those like me who can't watch it without dangrous vomiting:

20something Japanese girls - No cup.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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BANZAI GIRLS

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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What, no tentacle porn?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:07 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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squid

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:13 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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That's a bloke!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:18 | Link to Comment redpill
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Really?  Looks like an octopus.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:19 | Link to Comment malikai
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Are you guys blind? It's a black dress..

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Harlequin001
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I think you're supposed to inflate them with a bicycle pump...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:45 | Link to Comment metastar
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That's some serious Japanese Vampire Squid Action.

Time to buy J-Bonds!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment Dr Benway
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....

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:23 | Link to Comment iDealMeat
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waxing areolae ?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:41 | Link to Comment fourchan
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id hit that like the fist of an angry god!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:42 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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Octopussy.   Bonds and such.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment Golden Boy
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I bet she survived the tsunami.

 

Too soon?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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you're all idiots...don't you see the gold chain??

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:24 | Link to Comment Antarctico
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Fu-u...wow! Yea, I'm a real sucker for that pic! ;D

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:47 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Did someone buy the first 762?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:48 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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I think I see some stains.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:00 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Mercury

Dude, signed collectors edition.

A bunch of someones bought all 1000, and they are still in the bags after a single read.

No stains on these.

Not even on the bag.



Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:34 | Link to Comment giggler123
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We're not all in the same time zone guys, morning wood to all...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment AccreditedEYE
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Kyle Bass would give this 2 thumbs up... LMAO

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:45 | Link to Comment sgt_doom
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Definitely prefer both the Nipponese grrl band and the above trio to this:

http://www.sushi-typhoon.com/films/mutant-girls-squad

(Although I do plan on passing on to the Mutants Gen. Powell's book tour itinerary.  Just in case. . .)

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 18:02 | Link to Comment Cupid Stunt
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Bukkake Bonds.

 

It`s the future....

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | Link to Comment HarryM
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All your bonds are belong to us

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:49 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Japanese Millf's are much better. Filled out and plumped up a bit, now thats a woman !!!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:05 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Hulk

Asian women have no ass.

Even white chick ass is more round.

It's the only thing detracting from the Asian chick myth, the flat as a board ass.


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:10 | Link to Comment malikai
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I'm afraid you couldn't be more wrong with your sweeping generalization.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment Randall Cabot
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What's the Asian chick myth?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:32 | Link to Comment Manthong
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That in over 75 years of western processed food availability, there has not been a filler effect. 

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 02:45 | Link to Comment Cosimo de Medici
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If the closest you've gotten to Asia is buying Rice-a-Roni at Safeway, I can see how you might say that.

As a red-blooded possessor of just the right number of Y chromosomes, and an appreciative fan of all of God's creations, I respectfully disagree.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:41 | Link to Comment BooMushroom
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Watch this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNg3mcjhq9w and then you'll agree with me: if AKB48 came to my house, it probably wouldn't take them too long to convince me to buy some JGBs. They could probably even do it without resorting to BJs. FTW!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:46 | Link to Comment malikai
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I'd rather have an ice pick in my ear than listen to that crap.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:03 | Link to Comment Overfed
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I'm waiting for WB7 to chop pedobear images into a few of those videos. That would be some funny shit!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:23 | Link to Comment Matt
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Too old!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Accurate would be to the point.

Can you guys let them grow up some before you stick things in them?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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young twat is the greatest renewable energy source on the planet - build some monuments of this shit

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment CvlDobd
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Gary Glitter is all over this, I'm sure of it!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | Link to Comment HarryM
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Word is they're giving out panties with large bond purchases

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:06 | Link to Comment skepticCarl
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The debt storm, it rages and swirls

Who knows what finally unfurls?

So to avoid revolution

They propose this solution...

A band made of Japanese girls!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment bank guy in Brussels
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Rather than Japan 'suddenly' following WB7, I think what we see here, is one more offshoot of the general cultural background of some of WB7's more inspired work.

Am wondering WTF is the deal here with ZeroHedge all of a sudden getting all Calvinist-Puritanical on us, suggesting that it is « disturbing » because men of all ages enjoy seeing pretty singing and dancing girls in their 20s?

How is this different from Western men ogling all the singing and dancing girls on movies and television, going back to things like the Busby Berkeley days, and leggy high-heels dancing films like 'Gold Diggers of 1935'?

Has ZeroHedge joined Mitt Romney's Mormons, or the fundamentalist zealot fanatics of America?

God loves a pretty girl, that's why God made so many ... and some young women really enjoy being pretty and having men of all ages appreciate them.

And for the 'older males', there is an art to growing older well, being a gentleman ... for which one of the rewards is that even young pretty women appreciate grown-up men, too. I have pretty female friends in their 20s who kiss my cheeks whenever we meet ... but we kiss a lot here (3 kisses is common Belgian greeting).

And one of the gentlemanly arts, too, is to also smile at women who aren't pretty - I think H L Mencken recommended this as a way for his friends to honour his memory after he was gone.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 21:22 | Link to Comment Vlad Tepid
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I have to second you Bank Guy.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | Link to Comment CPL
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Two internet things I've never understood fully.

 

The interest in stick figure J-Pop girls that are mediocremarkable at best...and fully grown straight men that follow my little pny (aka /b/ronies)...

 

I'd trade a 10 year t-bill to see the Foo Fighters.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:44 | Link to Comment BooMushroom
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1. If you have to ask, I don't think I could explain it to you.
2. I have also asked this, and I don't think they'll ever be able to explain it to me.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:52 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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BooMushroom

You overlooked the obvious to 2, in the closet Gay.

Much like men who moisturize, exfoliate, get pedicures, get manicures, and participate in other chick like activities.


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:14 | Link to Comment CPL
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Naw most of them are incredible savages online and straight as arrows, I've thought it's an ironic thing, but they geniunely like MLP.

 

Like there are birds in the sky, they are part of the internet datasphere.  Still don't get it.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:41 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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I'm going to try. I had a male friend with long hair to his waist who wore a skirt (yes a kilt), fishnet stockings (ripped), and army boots. It was one of those things, no one said shit to him. He would kick your ass if you did. You knew this as a certainty. It is a kind of confidence you just can't fake. 

He was sexy as all get out. Great guy. He rescued me more than once from unwanted attention.

Some of the MLP guys may be like that. They like what they like, some of it is considered fem, but they don't give a flying fuck what you think. They are real men. 

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 21:20 | Link to Comment Bringin It
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Western dichotomies.  BTW, you're either with us or against us.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | Link to Comment WhOracle
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Dave Grohl singing "Long Road to Ruin" will take a whole new meaning...

 

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:49 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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What a sad state of affairs for music. I grew up listening to my dads Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, and Bob Marley music and always liked how they questioned authority. Music is now shit

I listen to metal now, because even though you really face a challenge understanding the words, they are still pretty damn poignant. Check out the lyrics.

http://www.lyricsmania.com/royalty_into_exile_lyrics_all_shall_perish.html

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/asilaydying/parallels.html

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:12 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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I grew up listening to Floyd, Zeppelin, AC/DC...when I got older it was Metallica, Nirvana, Pearl Jam. Now all the crap my kids listen to is coporate canned shit full of propoganda. It makes me sick.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:32 | Link to Comment iDealMeat
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Dr.  some elevator music for your listening pleasure.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 17:58 | Link to Comment CPL
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That is awesome.  Quartet playing Metalica's Fade to Black...liking the other stuff in their channel.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:56 | Link to Comment rockraider3
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this is a call to all my
patriotic neighbors
this is a call to all

10-year Treasuries are pretty
10-year Treasuries are good
seems that all they ever wanted was a buyer

them bond bubbles are pretty big
and say they should
ever fall to ground
call the magic Bernanke

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:47 | Link to Comment Robot Trader's ...
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As long as they aren't girls showing their lung removal suregery scar, I really don't care.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Aziz

Music industry? Why limit the Geek appeal?


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:36 | Link to Comment skepticCarl
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Propaganda from the Soviet Tass

Wouldn't be so craven and crass

What better invention

To get our attention

Than the prospect of some Japanese                          music

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 06:16 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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So Carl, are you into game shows?

Perhaps this is more everyone's speed...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:04 | Link to Comment rotagen
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You must buy Shinpokemon.  Please state-a-name, please statapurpose !!  We must move to Australia before stupid american find out too late.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 20:55 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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When a govt. is doing something like this to get you to buy their debt, you know said country is on it's last leg.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:23 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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Boyz 2 Men selling TIPS is next up.

BTW... Hot! ina creepy kinda way....

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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GeneMarchbanks

Why are you interested in Boys, Men and tips?


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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LOL +1

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:26 | Link to Comment RacerX
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Think this a much better alternative than having the 3 stooges (Bernank, Timmay, Hank) pulling the "do what we say or the bunny gets it" routine.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:27 | Link to Comment blunderdog
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It'll probably even WORK.  Japan seems to have some kind of lingering committment to the social contract.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:27 | Link to Comment WhyDoesItHurtWh...
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These really are desperate times ......

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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WhyDoesItHurtWh...

Oh please, how is is any more desperate than having actors hawk savings or war bonds.

Seems like a long tradition to me.



Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:47 | Link to Comment BooMushroom
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Because these funds would not be going to savings or war, only to pay interest on money already spent.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:03 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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BooMushroom

Like the war and savings bonds didn't go to money already spent.

FDR tapped into SS to fund new battleships. He started the tradition and SS.


Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:29 | Link to Comment SolidSnake961
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only japan, this group has that robot girl, using robots to sell bonds http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yh_BC_HU_lk&feature=related

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:35 | Link to Comment metastar
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At first I thought the headline read

"Japanese Bondage Girls Want You!"

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:08 | Link to Comment resurger
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loooooooooooool

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:28 | Link to Comment ArrestBobRubin
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On the other hand, Reality: Fukushima

You've heard about the fuel pond at No. 4, right? That ain't the 1/2 of it...

‘The Sleeper’: Unit 3 building ‘fatally flawed’ (VIDEO)
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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Hmmm...they don't need bonds, they need Bond-O.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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LongSoupLine

Your upvotes are from people who actually know what Bondo is, and maybe have  used some.

The rest are still trying to grasp just how you check their oil, and much like sex, which hole to put it in.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:18 | Link to Comment gdogus erectus
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Only 4 posts separate bondage girls from cheesegraters...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:41 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Ah, so now there are two collapse threats.

What’s the worry? Japan has only had something like 27 earthquakes greater than 6.0 in the last forty years.

They probably won’t see another one for months.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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ArrestBobRubin

Fukushima seems to have dropped off the radar here.

Luckily Rense and What Really Happened carry frequent updates.

All that lovely radioactive wreckage has started to hit the west coast.

I expect to see glow in the dark driftwood scupture at the hippy fairs soon.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Arnold Ziffel
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Gully, all I know is that my Cali strawberries are now the size of grapefruit...maybe that radiation showering Surfers paradise is stimulating growth and DNA mutations...who knows.

 

I'm waiting for that there Pacific salmon to be grow 100 ft long....mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment Gully Foyle
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Arnold Ziffel

One of the online seafood companies has started testing fish for radioactivity.

Adds a whole new level to Deadliest Catch.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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If it's a US based company, I bet they'll get told by some fedgov agency to cease and desist, lest you scare the natives, ala the mad cow episode.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:29 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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AKB48 Heavy Radiation.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:30 | Link to Comment FubarNation
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What are the odds they'll do a cover of REM''s 'Its the end of the world as we know it'?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:04 | Link to Comment Mercury
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Oohhhh! Timmy totally had the Sergeant Pepper’s Sovereign Debt Club Band idea first!  What's he going to do with all those uniforms now?

 
Actually, if Geithner sings Plasmatics covers on American Idol and barks like a dog I'll consider his paper...

 
Still, SPEND A NEW YORK NIGHT WITH THE PRESIDENT, FIRST LADY AND SARAH JESSICA PARKER! ...is far more sleazy.
http://blog.4president.org/.a/6a00d83451721569e20168ebb04a09970c-pi

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:15 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Still, SPEND A NEW YORK NIGHT WITH THE PRESIDENT, FIRST LADY AND SARAH JESSICA PARKER! ...is far more sleazy.

LOL, He had a 150 Invited guest promo(gimme $$$$$$), and nearly all failed to even SHOW.

Seriously, if WE can get him out of the position he's in, the American peoples outlook in general about life will jump 15-20%.

IMHO

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 06:25 | Link to Comment EuroSovietSerf
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It won't make a dime's worth of difference. Mittens Magic Underomney is just as geared up to transfer your money to Goldman as Barack O'Boomer is.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:32 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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Box seats for dirty old Japanese men with a yen must be going for a premie-yum.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:33 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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This is another one of those teenie-bopper Sushi-concerts that smells fishy.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:31 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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but can theKalashnikovs cover THIS?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:35 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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We somehow got thru ok with Ricky Martin and Milli Vanilli and so will they.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:47 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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and don't forget the original:  Gary U.S. Bonds - Out Of Work

cha-cha-cha!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:34 | Link to Comment Thorny Xi
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Hi, I'm Michael Jackson, back from the dead with a special offer ... !!!

 

 

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:19 | Link to Comment SunnyDD
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Hehe, I.......will BUY it!!!!!
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:35 | Link to Comment fuu
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^.^

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:37 | Link to Comment TrumpXVI
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I guess the 5,6,7,8s turned em down.

Whoohoo!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:39 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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No thanks, I'm holding out for the "Milli-Vanilli 0%-Bond Revival Tour"...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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"Blame it on the rain..."

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | Link to Comment William Murderface
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This is the chorus translated for you non-Japanese speakers.  "Pay up or we'll keep singing!"

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:40 | Link to Comment ZeroAvatar
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What's next?  The B52's singing 'Bomb Bomb Iran?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | Link to Comment lsbumblebee
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AKB48 means "jail bait will get you 48".

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment LULZBank
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Try Essex in England. You can find jailbait milfs.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:42 | Link to Comment Xue
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Too bad Japanese bond yield is not that '' Kawaii ''.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Arnold Ziffel
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Why not auction off their G-strings to sell Japan Gubmint Bonds. The Japanese are pretty kinky in the sexuality area.

Of course, "an anonymous bidder" bought Kim Kardashian's G-string for $5k at auction ....rumor has it.

Who knows what her bicycle seat will sell for?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:43 | Link to Comment Qa
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This video is more disturbing than the picture of Nigerians...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:56 | Link to Comment HarryM
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Maybe the Nigerians could join the group.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:49 | Link to Comment LULZBank
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They will be fighting over the cucumbers.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:43 | Link to Comment vegas
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Sure, sign me up for those JGB's; only I can't pay for them until FaceBook is back over $42. Is there a problem?

 

http://vegasxau.blogspot.com

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:44 | Link to Comment the 300000000th...
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They should worry about buying potassium iodide and gieger counters

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | Link to Comment YesWeKahn
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They no longer use airplane to bomb, they use breasts.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:45 | Link to Comment USMC4the win
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OT,

PNSN is a MF Global look alike and is melting down today.  DUCK!

Got Gold?

SEMPER FUCKIN FI

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:16 | Link to Comment malikai
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Don't know what they're even doing on the DAQ anymore. Shouldn't they be in the pinksheets? Heh.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:36 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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C'mon, they've only dropped $0.08.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:46 | Link to Comment midgetrannyporn
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The one in the back center is a man baby!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:49 | Link to Comment FranSix
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All they need to do is drop a few hints with purchases of bonds, you obtain free used panties from the group.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:53 | Link to Comment SolidSnake961
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genious, panties worn and signed by members for large bond purchases

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Just print the bonds on the panties. Problem solved.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:52 | Link to Comment vintageyz
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Oh god, oh god, oh god....oh, shit, that is some awful "music"

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment LULZBank
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Brought to you by the nation that coined Bukaki... or was it Kabuki?

http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/109/905/impossibru.jpg?...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Another reason why love the hedge. Where else can you get hard-hitting news like this?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:00 | Link to Comment LULZBank
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True, but I think there was no reason to bring in Japanese fetishism to impending financial collapse.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:38 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Gotta fund the gov somehow.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Kina
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AKB48 are big business.Japan is the second biggest music industry in the world after the USA and by a very big margin.

 

This group sold over $211m in CD/DVDs last year, then add another few hundred million for the franchising advertising etc.. There business model I believe is now being studied.

 

The West doesn't know too much, but they are into China, Indonesia where they have set up a group... Asia is right into this group.

Shit they even have their own elections broadcast live in Japan and Asia, where the public can vote to rank the girls. The they have this massive Paper-scissors-rock competitoin among the girls also broadcast live. It is crazy insane.

 

This type of group has been popular in Japan for 40 years.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:08 | Link to Comment qussl3
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Which is exactly why the status quo will perpetuate.

Too much fucking stupidity.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment lead salad
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment spekulatn
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Kyle Bass is laughing his a$$ off, no?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:04 | Link to Comment jomama
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i'd buy those b... er... bonds.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:07 | Link to Comment silverserfer
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Fuckin awsome. Where did tey learn all those gang signs? Im going to be singing that song at work all day to my co-workers.

" sat se su se gat  ge gag gee goo!

" ree mee gat see mat see moo!

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:12 | Link to Comment vincent
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No difference between this crap and our Government coaxing little old ladies to take out a 5% "REVERSE MORTGAGE".

Thank you for your patriotism Fonzie, RJ, Senator Fred and Barb Eden.

Put up your home as collateral, and when you expire .gov will take your home AND go after your kids and grandkids for the unpaid balance, including 20 years of compounding interest.

Steady income stream AND free real estate.

Another fine example of wealth extraction.

All your asses are belong to us.

Peace.

 

 

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:14 | Link to Comment The Continental
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I really get sad when I look at Japan's situation. If their demographic-fiscal problem wasn't enough, the Fukushima catastrophy has to be the coup de gras. Arnie Gundersen's findings vis-a-vis the ubitiquitous presence of aerial hot spot particles throughout most of Japan is alarming. The Japanese people are going to see an epidemic of lung and bone cancers, leukemias and sarcomas in 5-10 years that will shock the world. The young people are going to suffer the brunt of this insidious fallout. I weep for Japan. I pray that the storage pool at Reactor 4 can be cleared of the fuel rods before the next big quake, or we will all be buyng one way tickets to New Zealand.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:16 | Link to Comment pissing_excellence
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Smoke em if you got em japan

http://youtu.be/kKbc_5ZHffo

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:18 | Link to Comment jonan
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dddeeeessssSSSSUUUUUUU

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:28 | Link to Comment Convolved Man
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Ah yes, ...

The early 80's.  To be young and Japanese again.

 

Where's Styx and Mr. Roboto when you truly need them?

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment Backdraft
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AKB= All Kindsa Bukake

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:54 | Link to Comment jonan
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/laugh

well played sir...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment EvlTheCat
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You can keep your little school girl fetish, Japan....  Wake me up when they use Brazilian carnival dancers to pimp bonds, and I will consider it.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:51 | Link to Comment financial apoca...
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these oriental xenophobic fucks deserve whats coming to them

their public needs to open their eyes to see the death spiral they are on, oh wait they can't open those puny slits

just barely to see these hot bitches dance though

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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Japan's xenophobia is one of the few things saving them. At least they still have the same stock that built the nation. Unlike some western nations...

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:41 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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Which are too busy celebrating diversity via forced homogenity. Only in a civilized world does one denigrate individual cultures while pretending to celebrate them.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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Not convinced. More skin please.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment No Euros please...
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This why the Greeks screwed up on their bonds, they only have Demis Roussos and Nana Mouskouri.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment BeetleBailey
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Awful.

Sounds like a cheap version of the Go-Go's with bad sound.

 

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 16:44 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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nope - it is pure awesome

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:29 | Link to Comment SilverFish
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Well, I wasn't planning on buying any Japanese bonds anytime soon, but on the advice of these chick financial wizards, how can you not?

 

Tomorrow.....asking Justin Bieber for stock tips.

 

 

Cant wait to hear what he has to say.

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Tuco Benedicto ...
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Not exactly the same as marine corps Iwo Jima vets stomping for U. S. bonds during WWII but any port in a storm, right?

By the way, I support women in short skirts.  "I'm behind them all the way!"

Tuco

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment NuYawkFrankie
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And this related Breaking News just in:

To counter Jap-threat, Hillary - fresh and frisky from her recent cavorting in Colombia -  threatening to release her own pov Lap-Dance video Bills, Bonds 'n USDA-Prime Butts....

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 15:12 | Link to Comment q99x2
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Radioactive.

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