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Meltdown Part 3: "Paying The Price"

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We continue the Meltdown series with part three out of four: Paying the Price, which looks at how the victims of the 2008 financial crash fight back. A protesting singer in Iceland brings down the government; in France a union leader oversees the kidnapping of his bosses; and thousands of families are made homeless in California.

Hordur Torfason, an Icelandic singer, leads the way in holding protests over the country's economy, calling for the resignation of the government and new elections. Geir Haarde, the prime minister of Iceland, was surrounded and pelted by the protestors. Haarde soon resigned and the country's government collapsed.

In France, workers fought back to claim their rights. The Continental Tire factory announced its plant would close by 2010, meaning job losses for its 1,120 employees. Workers occupied offices and trashed the place in protest. Protests spread right across France and Europe.

As the grim toll of the financial crisis continues to mount around the world, many governments are looking for the true causes of the meltdown. In many cases, what they are discovering amounts to a crime.

Incidentally, we want to point out that we incorrectly identified Al Jazeera as the source of these non-fictional accounts. The Arabic media network is just a distributor: the original source is CBC Canada. That said, we are confident the fringier elements will simply resume their calls for some grand propaganda conspiracy only this time they will blame Canada...

For previous parts, here is Part One and Part Two.

 

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Sun, 10/02/2011 - 02:49 | 1730320 rocker
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Everyone Needs to Remimber as posted on ZH:  "The Collapse Is Coming...And Goldman Rules The World"

Reference past post: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/bbc-speechless-trader-tells-truth-collapse-comingand-goldman-rules-world

We are all beholden to GS and Lord Blankfein really believes he is God. 

Doesn't anybody question why during the Greece protest they had Goldman Sachs on Banners directing much of their problems on GS.

Please: When the Fuck can we keep focused on who is doing what to who.

Surely, Lloyd Blankfein's 100 million dollar bonus was NOT earned after he was bailed out by Hank Paulson and Neel Kashkari, both prior GS employees.

Where is Neel Kashkari now.  Guess: The Bond King Pimco.  The circus continues.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 02:56 | 1730324 Yamaha
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SAD WHEN ALJAZEERA HAS THE ONLY CLUE ABOUT WORLD EVENTS. THANK YOU TYLER! I HAVE BEEN WATCHING THIS FOR THE PAST YEAR - GET RID OF THE TABLOID US NEWS STATIONS.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:54 | 1730357 AldousHuxley
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US Government censors mass media just like in communist China. They don't want you to see that the revolution can be real.

 

Occupy Maine - rain or shine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoCKOPSenPY

 

Occupy Asheville, NC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8xTDvopzRIU

http://www.mountainx.com/article/35891/Occupy-Asheville-opens-with-assem...

 

Occupy Seattle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=my0-m2_apZ8

 

Occupy Denver in front of Federal Reserve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ap6KEfVoZM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lop4HllGKcU

 

Occupy Austin, TX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53lsRCn4FHg

 

Occupy San Antonio, TX

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgl_jHkfm0&NR=1

 

Occupy Portland

http://vimeo.com/29899204

 

Occupy Los Angeles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZr5NS19mw0

 

Occupy San Francisco - Marines joining in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPQOU1KNF0U

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qIgP1FlqRnA

 

Occupy DC in starting protest against corporate personhood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uABmme8C_7c&feature=player_embedded

 

Occupy Chicago in front of the Federal Reserve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luON3CNuq3A&NR=1

 

Occupy Boston - "Fuck the Fed"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fV0YjQQzYk

 

Occupy Wall Street New York   500 arrested on Brooklyn Bridge

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yULSI-31Pto

 

More launching near you: http://www.occupytogether.org/

 

 

It is a class war. 1% vs 99%. Make banksters pay!

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 04:25 | 1730377 AmericanFUPAcabra
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Don't have a link handy but i know there were about 50 people in downtown Spokane, WA. The police made them take down their tents and anything deemed semi-permenant, as it was against a city ordinance for transients, bums, blah blah. They are still out there with similar signs. 

well there is a facebook for #occupyspokane. dont have a fb tho nor would i 'like' it while uncle bens in town

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 04:45 | 1730393 AldousHuxley
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American forefathers did not ask for permission to protest from the King.

 

Also, in NYC, banksters are using their power again with money. War is on.

JPMorgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation

http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Home/article/ny-13.htm?TB_iframe=...

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 05:02 | 1730408 Taku
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I've already commented on 'how to protest' (sarc) previously, so won't go in to too much detail, however, I'll say this, dare to protest, TPTB will try to put you in jail http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2016380018_nyprotest02.html

Whatever y'all do, do it smart.

Regarding the banks, if they charge you to access your own money, why don't you demand they be charged for accessing your taxpayer-funded bailout money they were so happy to tap?

For the little guy. Stand up. Do your part. Be heard.

Do it for yourself.

Do it for the kids.

Do it for justice.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 05:18 | 1730416 dlmaniac
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Employment is a human right?1 Since when anyone owes you a job?Completely utter BS. These French crying babies have nerves.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 05:31 | 1730422 Incubus
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Let's put your fat asshole out on the streets for a few weeks and see if your opinion changes about employment.

 

 

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:02 | 1730492 Z Beeblebrox
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So dlmaniac is out on the streets for a few weeks. Do you, Incubus, have a duty to employ the maniac? Or are you going to hold a gun to someone's head and make them do the hiring?

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:28 | 1730767 snowball777
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Is it the workers fault that banksters trashed the economy and the future for tractor sales took a dive?

These people worked for a living, made their bosses money, and got fucked for their troubles. If you can't understand that's wrong, then maybe you need to have your job tossed aside, and your children put in peril before you'll understand how screwed up this is.

Does management have a "right" to hold a gun to workers heads and tell them to get back on the line? Does management have any responsibility whatsoever?

Let's see how many tractors these rich (and profitable, as stated in the video) assholes can make with no labor.

 

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:14 | 1730841 Xibalba
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Jamie Dimons home addresses....for when you wanna send flowers.  

 

270 Park Avenue, New York, NY, US
1185 Park Ave, Apt 11l, New York, NY, US
398 Greenwich St, New York, NY, US
211 E 70th St, Apt 10h, New York, NY, US
388 Greenwich St, New York, NY, US
1185 Park Ave, Unit 17l, New York, NY, US

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 13:54 | 1730981 Zero Govt
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Jamie Dimons sure got alot of New York apartments, all paid for on enflated JPM profits on inflated business that were a debt ridden LaLa Land. Thanks to the taxpayer bailing out his delusional arse, he kept them. I wonder what they're all for? Is it for all the mistresses and hi-end prozzies or does he swing the other way, rent-boys that he pays for on Bank credit cards like Bumma that all the bwankers 'cleaned' through their over-regulated, never-regulated, sewer systems?!!

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 23:59 | 1732251 Michael
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I would also like to add, it is Private sector vs Public sector Warfare.

After all, it was the public sector that made all the decisions that got us into this mess, bankrupted the country, and ruined all our lives.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 16:08 | 1731293 sgt_doom
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Mucho thanks, Xibalba, I keep forgetting to post that, and to snowball777,

Nope, I believe it's the sociopathic greedhead banksters' fault, as they peddled securitized debt, that is, hundreds of trillions of dollars of worthless credit derivatives, which the Fed and other central banks rushed in to buy, thus the banksters sold worthless snake oil, then are repaid a second time by their front offices (the central banksters) bailing them out --- unfortunately there's still trillions more to go, and the banksters continue peddling snake oil (i.e., securitized debt: credit derivatives in thousands of categories, and ye olde credit default swaps at the naked level, etc.).

Then they want the rest of us to pay again for their crimes.

And the simplest excalamtion of the above:  it's over three years now that mark-to-market was discontinued (meaning they refuse to place a value on their worthless securitized instruments of destruction).

Thanks to all for some wonderfully intelligent and thoughtful comments today!!!!!!!

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 13:39 | 1730947 AldousHuxley
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The young Americans do not have a right to employment

 

Then I say

  • Wall st. banksters do not have right to bonus from our tax dollars
  • Wall st. banksters do not have a right to employment from tax dollars bailing out
  • Wall st. primary dealers do not have right to cheap access to capital before anyone else more productive to get them
  • Older generations do not have right to screw the younger generation with LESS opportunities
  • NYPD do not have right to employment with money from JP MOrgan who got bailed out from your tax dollars
  • Executives do not have right to golden parachutes when their companies lose money and employees are laid off
  • Paris Hilton types do not have right to never have to worry about employment

It is not a question of right to employment, but which group is favored by the government and selectively given that right to employment. Society is saying their job is harming society and no, they should not be favored over productive sectors of economy.

Government favored employees:

  • police / military (hire half of working class to kill the other half)
  • wall st. (enable ego boosting gambling for the rich)
  • executives (slave masters)
  • trust fund babies in top 0.01% wealth (because inheritance trumps lifetime of hard work, brains, sweat, even luck)
Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:20 | 1731431 Roger O. Thornhill
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It's actually simple - the system we fight against is not capitalism per se - it is collusion.

Collusion between governments and the TBTF banks/financial institutions.

Anti-Trust laws were supposed to prevent this (at least in the USA), but govt is bought out. If you think bigger govt will fix this you are wrong. It will be BIGGER collusion, regulations that prop up the monsters and destroy the small banks, and then we'll get IBTF banks (Impossibly Big To Fail).

Break these institutions down into bite size pieces, then they can never hold us hostage again. 

I'm a libertarian mostly - but monopolies are NOT free trade, or a free market. Smaller is better. That was point of the US Constitution -> de-centralization.

What I fear is a false paradigm is being floated here - that we must have a tighter relationship between big banks and big government via 'regulations' that favor the TBTF's. And that just gets us sovereign defaults, and that can destroy the world. Or usher us into the most hellish scenario - one monstrous, unanswerable global government that there is no defense against.

BTW, may I just add... Fuck the Fed.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:46 | 1731479 Rick64
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Exactly! 

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 16:53 | 1731391 Hacksaw
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No but maybe we can make sure the jack wagons don't have a right to make profits either. Maybe we need to get away from corporations where no one is legally responsible and go back to mom and pops where the owner has to look their customers, workers, and neighbors in the eye and are legally responsible for their business decisions.

 

Sign to get the money out of politics.

http://www.getmoneyout.com/

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 15:03 | 1731061 dlmaniac
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"Let's put your fat asshole out on the street for a few weeks"

If I landed my @$$ on the street then it'd probably be that I have no skills to be worthy of a job instead of someone violating my employment human right.

We can blame the politicians & bankers for creating bubble job markets that sucked these workers in and then threw them under the bus when the bubble popped. But seriously no one owes you a job to begin with.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 16:10 | 1731299 sgt_doom
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Sonny, no one owes the bankster criminal sum a "get-out-of-jail-free-card" either, and certainly no one owed them trillions and hundreds of trillions of dollars -- and they should pay taxes just like the rest of us.

STFU, PAM!!! (punk assed moron)

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:23 | 1730506 Debugas
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it is not about jobs but about having access to the raw materials and tools to be able to work.

 

Let's say i want to be a farmer but i can not afford to buy a land. I have a right to  1/N of the land of my country with N citizens total.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:20 | 1730657 bugs_
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that would be 1/(n+r+i) actually.  citizens + residents + illegals.  and every day your piece will get smaller.  when you do get your piece, a year later you will have to give some of it up, to be fair.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:15 | 1730740 john39
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its about a system designed to funnel wealth and power into the hands of the few at the expense of the many.  debt based monetary system=slavery.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 13:45 | 1730956 AldousHuxley
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debt = slavery

that is the exact tactic used by human traffickers. only freedom you have it to choose which overpriced shitty prouct to buy at the company store and which brainwashing you' like to recieve from your corporate controlled media.

 

The trend is less freedom for you and your children. better wake up and push back or else your children will be born inside the prison gates where guards poing the gun inwards.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:38 | 1730785 DeltaDawn
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Debug read "A Dirty Life" and gain some inspiration. There are many land owners who are willing to let you farm their idle plot. There are several landless with thriving enterprises in my neighborhood. There are ways my friend. Get up and do it.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 09:32 | 1730587 smlbizman
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hey dl....its called fiduciary responsibility....asshole

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:11 | 1730736 LetThemEatRand
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"These French crying babies have nerves."

They also have guillotines.  Ms. Antoinette was quite certain that the people did not deserve more than they had.  They were worthless cake eaters after all.  How did that work out for her? 

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:12 | 1730738 Rick64
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Those workers earned those companies huge profits then when they have a decline in profits they reward them with a layoff? All the while executives of the company that didn't prepare for these situations are rewarded and living extravagant lifestyles.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:22 | 1730752 snowball777
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Since when is profit a corporate "right"? Since when is safety a "right"?

If you'd rather spend all your money defending your pile than have people working productively in society, so be it. No justice? No Peace!

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:16 | 1730844 LasVegasDave
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since when is a job a "right"?

Oh, I get it, now that you put a gun to my head.  I owe you a job.

Anarchists, communists, looters and moochers- meet my saiga 12 guage.  would you prefer double 00 or lead slugs?

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 13:12 | 1730910 snowball777
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Ignorant tool of the TPTB, meet my .22 Stinger; thanks for the 12-gauge!

Mon, 10/03/2011 - 00:14 | 1732267 NumNutt
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communist asshole.

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:04 | 1731411 AldousHuxley
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job is a right as much as survival is a "right"

Just because it is not written in the law, doesn't mean humans will not seek it.

When you don't give a job to youth, they will riot. Rioting becomes their job. When you don't give a job to the poor, they will sell drugs to your workers, commit crime, loot your store, adopt shit culture, whatever is necessary to surive as surivial instinct is natural.

They won't point a gun to your head for a job, they will skip the job and take your money. Your police protection fee increases. Insurance increases. Your cultural capital decreses. Your status in the world decreases. Your power and influence over the world decreases as they see that your rule of law is unjust. Overhead of society over such protection becomes a burden too.

Elites pass out welfare, unemployment, etc. not because they are generous, it is because history has taught them that cost of welfare is less than cost of securing their assets from crime. It is the more productive for society.

 

Your 12 gauge is no good when you are fighting those who have nothing to lose. You have more to lose than the downtrodden. It is like showing off your muscles against some punk kids in the ghetto.  Desparate people will do crazy shit. While you are fighting to protect your property, folks in China are progressing in productivity and will be wealthier because they are free from such burden.

 

In the end, nobody wants clusterfuck of a society.

 

 

 

 

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:35 | 1730876 bbq on whitehou...
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Is labor a slaves right? What rights do you have, when they can be removed at will by the state?

If you want rights, you need to have the ability to enforce them. These protests are attempts to enforce a right.

Agree or not its the right of the people to assemble, as it is a right of nature to give action to thought.

 

Sun, 10/02/2011 - 07:11 | 1730470 Snidley Whipsnae
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Lest we not forget...

  • First AmendmentEstablishment Clause, Free Exercise Clause; freedom of speech, of the press, and of assembly; right to petition
  • Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; OR THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:58 | 1730552 augie
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    if you still believe those words are valid you are up for a rude awakening when your "rights" are violated before your very eyes. America is dead, the longer we cling to this insane notion that the constitution means anything, is the longer the established power structure maintains it's dominance over everyone. It doesn't matter if you are a Lib or conservative, libertarian or card carying dem/republcan't, You are a slave. WAKE THE FUCK UP.

    None are so hopelessly enslaved, as those who falsely believe they are free

     

    - Goethe

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:34 | 1730779 DosZap
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    Snidley,

    Tell that to the young ladies  that were FENCED in that got maced for doing nothing but TALKING, and protesting ..............in NYC last week.

    Where were their rights?.

    Mon, 10/03/2011 - 00:24 | 1732279 NumNutt
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    Those were a bunch of stupid hippies protesting.......well actually I am not sure what the fuck they were protesting, but they were blocking traffic.  Those people don't know what to do with their time since Jerry Garcia died.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:41 | 1730886 bbq on whitehou...
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    Congress shall make no law,! Tell that to every circumcised male who was born in the US. Circumcision was about religion. So much for congress and the law.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 14:12 | 1731036 FeralSerf
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    Nah -- it's for identification, a brand.  Just like Nazi Germany, they'll make you drop your trousers to find out what herd you belong to.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:53 | 1730901 Kayman
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    The criminal proceeds of the Too Big To Jail banksters is diverted into the protection racket.

    Where has Honor and Decency gone ?

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 15:15 | 1731167 Absinthe Minded
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    AH,
    Keep up the good work, getting out the information is so important. Plan on attending Occupy Maine in Portland tomorrow. Thanks again.

    Mon, 10/03/2011 - 02:28 | 1732367 Freddie
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    Oddly the protestors seem to love King Obama.  I am starting to think this protest movement is a DNC/Chicago/Alinsky/Obam ops.  This is all looking rather contrived.  Nary an unkind word toward the Kenyan- FAIL.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 07:19 | 1730474 MarketWatchTerrorist
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    Try to occupy any part of D.C. and you're going to get hurt.  The place is swarming with cops and they are well known for their brutality and corruption.  In NYC they pepper sprayed some cooze in the face and everyone flipped their shit.  In D.C. they'll probably beat a few people blind, and that's just another day in the capital.  Let the protest start and you'll see the full force of the police state on display - sound cannons, heat cannons, mobile X-ray scanners, facial recognition, biometric scanners everywhere collecting data, etc. etc. etc.

     

    You'd have to be a damn fool to try to protest against the establishment in its capital.  The restraint shown in New York will not extend to D.C., rest assured.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:51 | 1730545 sasebo
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    What kind of meaningless crap is this? Give me a break.

    Should we change your diaper & blow your nose?

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:08 | 1730638 Bicycle Repairman
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    cooze?

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:09 | 1730639 Confused
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    Remember: It is still .1% of the population feeding off of the other 99%. Why not protest? 

     

    "Look, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not... fuck with us." 

    - Tyler Durden

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:53 | 1730796 DosZap
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    MarketWatchTerrorist

    Try to occupy any part of D.C. and you're going to get hurt.  The place is swarming with cops and they are well known for their brutality and corruption. 

    Then force needs to be met w/force, and exponentially.

    SHIT goes two ways..............

    That is OUR Capitol,our country..............not theirs to do with, and to us as they please, as long as we follow the law, and he rules of law.

    The right to demonstrate peaceably is  OUR RIGHT,if met with violence should be met with the same violence.

    When the Protectors become the TERRORISTS,it will be time to take back the country, by force if necessary.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:57 | 1730815 MarketWatchTerrorist
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    See my above comment.  The leftist females you see in this protest movement burst into tears at the sight of a gun and have never fired one in their lives.  So remove 60% of the "protesters" out right when it turns violent.  Women are useless in that way.

     

    Among the remaining 40%, half will head for the hills when the police start sweeping the streets with tear gas and sound cannons/microwave heat cannons, and so forth.  Among The remaining 20% only half will have ANY firearms training/background whatsoever, and only 2% will be willing to commit acts of violence, at which point the other 98% will condemn them.

     

    No, your dream is a fantasy.  Your revolution is dead in the water.  The only people in this country with the capacity for violence are on the right and they won't be fighting and dying for any leftist workers revolution any time soon.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 14:07 | 1731022 AldousHuxley
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    Sure, the class war won't be won over night. Slaves first have to realize that they are slaves. Even during emancipation, some slaves wanted to remain as slaves for the cowardly fear of their masters. Win the hearts and minds of the majority and you won half of the battle. The rest comes in time when you fight.

     

    Humans have imaginations to make dream a reality. History shows that those dreams are the most powerful force in nature.

    • Your forefathers had a dream of being freed from unfair taxation by the British royals who had the world's most powerful navy to beat other countries. How did they dared to fight? Guerilla tactics and lots of bloody sacrifices.
    • Martin Luther King had a dream too. What do you think were the chances of a black president when he was alive living in a country with most powerful military determined to make blacks second class citizens? These were the days of public lynchings my friend, and MLK eventually gave up his life. But his children have much more opportunities and fair representation than MLK could have imagined.
    • Ghandi fought for freedom in a foreign coutry of south africa for 20 years!
    • Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years when only white had the right to government employment
    • Vietnam protest movement was 7 years with many small and big marches, protests, and many innocent deaths including 4 at Kent State.

    Dreams don't come cheap. We have to work at it. It may not come this year...maybe not for another 30 years. But I sure don't want my children living as slaves. Do you?

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:28 | 1731436 bid the soldier...
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    "But I sure don't want my children living as slaves. Do you?"

    Is that for us to decide or for our children? Give me liberty or give me death is a extremely subjective statement. I don't decide it for you, nor you for me.

    Whether you're right or I am, the first thing that has to happen is for all of us to stop fucking for babies and go back to our college days of fucking only for fun. For those of us who can still fuck without a walker. :o)

    Mon, 10/03/2011 - 02:56 | 1732386 Freddie
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    The slaves and sheep cannot get enough guts up to cancel TV - all of it.  It is the mind control weapon of choice from our overlords.  I have heard endless shit from conserrvatives and leftists why they don't have the guts to do it.  Oh I like my ball games or some other shit.  If you watch TV or Hollywood sh*t then you are one of them. Spineless fools.

    Vietnam was LBJ's war to get insanely richer and he did.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 16:14 | 1731313 sgt_doom
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    Sonny, it happened in the '30s and '40s, when executives began blowing up in their autos, and groups of them were blown up in their company garages.

    That's when the union movement really took off in America, the result of murders by Rockefeller's chain gangs, and drive-bys by the Rockefeller family at the Ludlow Massacre in Colorado back in the early 1900s, and the Haymarket Massacre, etc., etc.

    It can and should happen again.....

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:10 | 1731424 AldousHuxley
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    That's when the world was less globalized.

     

    These days, labor will sell their allegience to a different owner much faster and easier. The most productive and skilled are alreay globally mobile. They will leave US and live somewhere else. Scientist will take their super high IQ somewhere else where they can have a middle class living. Business will take risk somewhere else where taxes are not paid off to the bankster bailouts. End result will be Latin American ghetto where top 1% lives off of inheritance and the rest are poor dumb fucks who couldn't leave the shithole. Elite's little wealth they have will be worse less as well so they will end up eating each other.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:51 | 1730803 MarketWatchTerrorist
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    You're ignorant of history if you disagree with my statement.  The thing none of you seem to get is that we've been here before.  And things were much, much, MUCH worse last time.  We've not even scratched the surface of what went on during the great depression.   We're so far from the great depression that I have to laugh in the face of your ridiculous hyperbole.

     

    Here's a little hint of what would happen if you ever managed to gather a legitimate protest/encampment (which you won't).

    ******************

    "It took 18 days to get from Oregon to DC, picking up supporters from all over the country during the journey. By mid June, 15,000 to 20,000 people were in 27 camps throughout DC, & in a number of buildings currently being "demolished for the construction of what would be the Federal Triangle complex across from Constitution Avenue (then B Street) from the Mall" (Watkins 98-100). Waters said there were 80,000 veterans in Washington to protest."

     

    "Hoover called upon Gen. Douglas MacAurther, chief of staff of US Army & Maj. Dwight D. Eisenhower to restore order and remove the veterans from Washington (Britten 27). "Four troops of cavalry, four companies of infantry, a mounted machine gun squadron and six whippet tanks lined up on Pennsylvania Avenue near 12th Street. Some of America's greatest military minds were on hand. MacArthur, the commander, was there with Maj. Dwight D. Eisenhower and one of his officers, George S. Patton Jr." (Wheeler). The troops joined forces with the Army, and began clearing the city of veterans. 1 battalion of 12th Infantry Regiment & 2 squadrons of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment moved down Pennsylvania Avenue with tear gas and bayonets, and the veterans responded with brick throwing. Veterans threw bricks from windows of buildings, and the troops retaliated with guns. Donning gas masks, the troops used tear gas bombs to remove veterans and their families from the buildings. Bayonets were used to push back the crowd (Terkel 17). MacArthur sent his troops across the river to clear the camps there. Men, women, and children were sent fleeing, and as a final insult, the troops burned the makeshift homes of the veterans."

     

    "At the end of the squabble, two veterans were shot and killed. An 11 week old baby was in grave condition resulting from shock by gas exposure, two babies died from gas asphyxiation, and an 11 year old boy was partially blinded by the gas. A veteran's ear was severed by a Calvary saber, and one veteran was stabbed in the hip with a bayonet. At least twelve police were injured by the bricks and clubs of the veterans."

     

    *************

     

    So, yea, spare me your ignorant rants.  America is still living large and the "poor" are fat and happy with their SNAP cards, major league sports, and beer.  Not to mention all these supposedly "poor" minorities, many of whom don't even speak English, I see driving around in big SUVs.

     

    We're so far from a serious protest movement that it is laughable.  We're so far from a real response from the elite that it is laughable.

     

    Wake me up when the shooting starts (which it won't).  The left is disarmed, effeminate, weak, anti-gun, and no threat to anyone.  The right never revolts against their masters.  There is zero possibility of revolution in America.

     

    No, instead you should expect this to blow over when the sheeple become acclimated to the "new normal" of reduced standards of living and more police state tyranny.

     

    Prove me wrong.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 15:54 | 1731253 AldousHuxley
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    You are the one who is ignorant of history. I could have made the same comparison that somehow others have had it worse so injustice is justified. That is fault in your logic.That's taking society in a downward spiral.

    Those vets should shut up because hey at least they are not black slaves who get lynched.

    Those slaves should shut up and listen to their masters because hey they are not starving in Africa.

    Rape victims should stup up because hey at least they are alive unlike in the middle east where they get stoned.

    You think just because Saudis have public executions, American would let it happen here?

    Even prisoners are rioting about their conditions these days compared to the days of chain gang. People have seen the light of better life. You can't erase their mind.

    History tells us that human society progresses over time with higher standard for each other. Even Africa better than America from Great Depression days. Some parts of China are far wealthier than America today. That doesn't mean you can't improve America.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 13:54 | 1730980 WebWeasel
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    You are absolutly right. They will meet protests with force. The time for peaceful protest is nearly at an end. Soon we will have to decide if we want to die as slaves or fighting for our freedom.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 14:17 | 1731049 AldousHuxley
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    some still have the luxury, but many young Americans are fucked. No employment AND student debt. They have nothing to lose, that's why they come out to protest. No boss to ask them what were they doing protesting? No pressue to confirm.

    Once crazy tea party folks start buying in, they will do batshit crazy stuff like shooting congresswomen in daylight. Smart ones, both employeed and unemployeed will start looking at US as the 3rd world it is.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 14:52 | 1731131 DosZap
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    Aldous,

    Shame,shame.................this nutjob was not a tea Party member,he was a Fan of the Congresswoman.(imagine if he did not like her).

    Once crazy tea party folks start buying in, they will do batshit crazy stuff like shooting congresswomen in daylight.

    The Tea Party people get beat shitless,have you ever even known one?, spoken to one, know what they believe?.

    I seriously doubt it,they are regular Joes, and janes, and employers, and employees, retired folks, do they have a few batshit crazies?, likely yes.

    Anymore than what WE KNOW we have in the 535 members on Capitol Hill.........not LIKELY.

    Mon, 10/03/2011 - 03:03 | 1732388 Freddie
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    The kid in AZ was a Democrat.  Don't let facts get in the way of your BS.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:19 | 1730848 ReadySteadyGo
    ReadySteadyGo's picture

    Hey, greets from the Pac NW!  Had no idea this was happening in Spokane, I think I'll go take a look.  =)

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 04:19 | 1730379 OldPhart
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    US Gestapo intercepts Artist (Painter) in Los Angeles.  (a sidelink from OccupyLosAngeles)

    "Terrorist Activity"?

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:05 | 1730433 Kiwi Pete
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    We get both CNN and BBC here. Protests in New York are lead story on BBC but not even mentioned on CNN. Why's that then?

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:11 | 1730645 Confused
    Confused's picture

    I know people in NY that aren't even aware its going on. 

     

    If it doesn't get attention, did it really happen? 

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 15:21 | 1731181 Yamaha
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    Ask those former Egyptian leads on trial. They didn't think too much at first.....

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:17 | 1730742 DosZap
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    Kiwi Pete

     

    Because CNN is the CLINTON NEWS NETWORK.(a Div of Obammy/GS Inc)

    Oowned...................buy the same clowns that are burning the USA to the ground.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:37 | 1731465 AldousHuxley
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    media's access to government is controlled by the government.

    Media runs on money and they dont' want to lose money, so they listen to the government.

     

    But Clinton doesn't own your brain yet. You can think for yourself.

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4rBDUJTnNU

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:27 | 1730446 saiybat
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    Whenever China has large protests or riots Chi-Com sends in the military to blockade the city. Nobody gets in or out until the protests or riots die down. They cut communications and total media black out. China has more riots a year than there are days in a year but keeping the riots isolated has largely worked well for them.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:51 | 1731491 AldousHuxley
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    Becuase China is embarrassed at retreats like this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0ymkEn1bjs&feature=related

     

    They used to just run protesters over with tanks.

     

    Anyways, China is not afraid to kill protesters but that's like a master killing his own slave.

     

    Mon, 10/03/2011 - 00:01 | 1732245 Michael
    Michael's picture

    dupe

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 05:22 | 1730417 subqtaneous
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    THANK YOU, TYLER, FOR BEING THE BEACON OF HOPE!  YOU ARE LIKE THE THREE CARBURATORS OF THE ENGINE IN MY CANDY APPLE RED '66 GTO.  AL JAZZ ERA?  WHAT DO THOSE RAG HEADS KNOW ABOUT JAZZ?  THEY PROBABLY THINK JAZZ IS EVIL, OR SOMETHING.  SHOULD I BURN ALL OF MY STAN GETZ DISCS TO PLEASE THESE TERRORISTS?  FOR GOD'S SAKE!!   THOSE IDIOTS PROBABLY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT DOCTOR COPPER IS SAYING TO THEM NOW, AND HE HAS A PHD, YOU KNOW.

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:34 | 1730778 snowball777
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    Thank you for supporting your local speedball distributors.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:49 | 1730715 ZeroBoBo
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    Yamaha you are far off base... this series is several months old already and has been created and aired on CBC (Canada Broadcasting Corporation) in late 2010...

    The whole thing is available on Youtube since December 2010.

    Hey guys!  I have news!   Lehman is failing...

    /facepalm

     

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:24 | 1730755 He_Who Carried ...
    He_Who Carried The Sun's picture

    Yamaha, you're a total moron!

    >>...the original source is CBC Canada.<<

    I was wondering when you'd find out. Al Jazeera?? Very funny!  LoL

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:55 | 1731501 prains
    prains's picture

    CBC

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:43 | 1730538 pcrs
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    goldman rules the world.. dude, that was just some trader, how gullible can you be to take his word as gospel.

    The ones that rule the world are the rulers and your rulers are in your government. THEY throw you in jail, THEY enforce monopolies. If not for the government initiating violence against you, you could easily have nothing to do with goldman because you do NOT have to work for them, you do NOT have to buy their products, you do NOT have to buy their shares or bonds. The only time you HAVE TO OBEY like a slave, is when your government commands you and disobedience will make them use all violence required to make you comply.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:39 | 1730699 Race Car Driver
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    Who do you think makes the rules? CONgress? They merely rubber stamp them.

    That trader - whomever he was or is - was telling the bald-faced truth.

    Wake up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=acLW1vFO-2Q

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:12 | 1730735 pcrs
    pcrs's picture

    The facts are that the gvt controls where the gun of state is pointed. They coerce, no one else. If I do not support the bailout of the banks and do not hand over my money, THE GVT will come at me with guns, NOT the banks.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHNDwZM_AS4&feature=feedu

    The state of knowledge and thinking is just saddening, this way no progress will be made.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 16:07 | 1731289 AldousHuxley
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    Government controlls the hired guns, because government pays them.

     

    But these days anyone of the top 0.1% rich enough can always buy government services.

     

    I guess the going rate is $4.6M for NYPD protection of your business interests.

    http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Home/article/ny-13.htm

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:42 | 1731464 pcrs
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    Sure, but if you approve of gvt coercion, you should not complain when others more capable of manipulating them, use this ability. You decide to play the game of coercion and you lost. If you think you can appoint people to steal from the rich and powerfull and they will do so and share the proceeds with you, you are quiet naive. Thieves and murderers do not stick to contracts. Certainly not when they have the weapons and you don't and they control the moral narrative.

    If you do not have the right to coerce your neighbor, you can not give a right you do not have to your representative. Thus we arrived in the situation that your labor is the product being sold to the highest bidder. The gvt borrows money based on your income, The US gvt has estimated the life time value of a human resource on 9 million $. They own your labor and use it to borrow on.

    I am getting a bit tired of the slaves being absolutely sure that those they appoint to coerce them are inherently good and benevolent, but unfortunately misled and misguided by wallstreet bankers. It is the evolutionary consequence of never critisize your coercers, because that would be dangerous to your health and instead critize effects and proxies they are only to happy to subjugate. Bank tax is coming and they don't care, it is just the consumer who pays extra money for his bank account. Another part of you labour flowing into gvt coffers. They grow every decade of every century and the slave scream for more subjugation.

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 18:00 | 1731507 AldousHuxley
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    JP Morgan did not win. They are 4.6M poorer.

    bunch of kids made a damage worth of 4.6 just by crying about it.they also made negative PR damage.

     

    When rich fight the poor, the poor is likely to win because poor cannot lose except their life which at the market price is worth nothing. They got nothing to lose. That's like a white person going into East LA ghetto and shouting the n word at bunch of thug kids around midnight.

    As long as you can say 2 + 2 = 4, freedom is on your side. The seed of freedom via knowledge of self-awareness can grow when cultivated. Right now, only thing that is enslaving you is your own damn mind.

    Mon, 10/03/2011 - 02:12 | 1732358 pcrs
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    so far the poort have been losing and have been totally indoctrinated and dumbed down and fighting the wrong fight. I mean: they even let their owners point out their enemies, how much lower can it go. That means that they have been completely neutralised. As long as the tax slaves do not point out the nature of their coercion and blame those who their enslavers give money to, it is a sad state of affair. And that is even on zerohedge, it is even worse in MSM.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 18:12 | 1731531 DosZap
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    Aldous,

    This(and you fell for it too), is the age old wives tale that anyone can buy their saftey.

    I do not CARE who you are,if someone wants you dead, your dead.Period.

    There is NO man alive that is safe, none.

    Some may have more secuirty, and body guards, and are harder to hit, but sooner or later they have to come  up for air.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:00 | 1730327 LuKOsro
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    When did it happen that Al-Jazeera metamorphozed from the troll equivalent of RT into an actual lucid commentator ? 

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:02 | 1730329 Fips_OnTheSpot
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    At the time this documentary is not from AJ, but from CBC, Canada, and just reaired for "actuality".

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:19 | 1730334 Yamaha
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    Only those who have a clue know about the level of education and professionalism this news provides. The US government never liked the fact the Bin "Fart teen" was sending them the video messages. Are you really telling me you listen to our news and trustworthy Government? You must also have a Obama sticker on your bumper along with a tatoo...

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 04:30 | 1730384 falak pema
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    MSM is the classic example of "regulatory capture" exercised by the New WOrld Order. Ever since Ted Turner launched CNN and we saw "fabricated" front line experiences in real time, like that Kuwait Hospital caper, and those direct missile shots all fabricated for MSM viewing by the US administration on dummy "hostile" sites.

    When the totalitarian state captures the media, which is the fourth estate, and supposed to act as "free regulator" of information and level handed treatment of facts generated on the ground, you have achieved the first aim of the Oligarchs : Propoganda machine and information twist!

    Regulatory capture : the way a regime becomes totally corrupt.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 16:18 | 1731311 AldousHuxley
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    Government already is aware

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6sYB5d1Bu4

     

    Hillary Clinton says "Al Jazeera is winning. The Chinese have opened up a global English language and multi-language television network, the Russians have opened up an English language network. I've seen it in a couple of countries and it's quite instructive."... " I remember having an Afghan general tell me that the only thing he thought about Americans is that all the men wrestled and the women walked around in bikinis because the only TV he ever saw was Baywatch and World Wide Wrestling"

     

    Ron Paul gets more fair coverage from Russia Today than his own media. That's democracy and "freedom" for you. Americans long knew democracy and liberation was bullshit excuse for colonizing foreign countries....they are now realizing that they themselves are living under tyranny now that the elites no longer need them.

     

    One note, Hillary Clinton did not mention Zero Hedge.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:25 | 1730760 He_Who Carried ...
    He_Who Carried The Sun's picture

    Yamaha, you're a total moron!

    >>...the original source is CBC Canada.<<

    I was wondering when you'd find out. Al Jazeera?? Very funny!  LoL

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:44 | 1730350 Cynical Sidney
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    it's unfortunate but al jazeera and russia today give us more factual information than MSM outlets that indoctrinate half truths and lies

    time to free your mind

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 18:15 | 1731540 AldousHuxley
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    Al Jazeera and RT have their own agenda for pushing certain truths to light.

    But that tell you the state of the nation, when your interests are more closely aligned with foreign powers than your own damn country.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:01 | 1730328 Fips_OnTheSpot
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    Already seen all four parts and it's quite stunning - esp. in the last part. Still fighting the aftermath of all this and already heading to the "next" crisis.

    After all the conclusion is that 2008 is not over yet, just that all the bailouts bought time by moving the housing bubble into a severe souvereign debt trap. Nowadays everyone is starring at Greece, but that's not the root of all evil. It only will be the tipping point, where the whole bullshit will tumble over.

    Got precious? GOT RAVIOLI? If the Dutch or Slovakia will not pass EFSF expansion, hell *WILL* freeze over. That's for the next two weeks.

    If EFSF would go through those, probably S&P will downrate Germany - for a reason. We already have 2T direct debts, adding another 4.7T for social insurance forecast. Given the 2T we would need a heck of a long time to pay back that alone to come under 60% GDP. Some day people (and sheeples) will realize this - and *then* hell will freeze over.

     

    Quid pro quo, get your ass prepared!

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:13 | 1730335 rumblefish
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    to anyone thats viewed this movie, is it worth watching?

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:21 | 1730338 Yamaha
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    If you don't watch it you will remain clueless and a Democrat! Ever been to Qatar where AlJazeera is located? Do a little research on the net. I have visited and they run a world wide news agency that is head and shoulders above anyone else in the US or Europe.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:33 | 1730343 Yamaha
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    Next visit -Iceland - want to see what is coming to the developed world.....

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:58 | 1730364 Smithovsky
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    As Tylers just said, Al Jazeera had nothing to do with making this documentary, they're just the distributor.  CBC Canada made it.  

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:58 | 1730553 pcrs
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    The only downside being that they are run by the CIA

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:38 | 1730349 DrStrangelove
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    yes

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 04:06 | 1730372 OldPhart
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    Yes, it is worth watching, as are the two previous.  Bear in mind that while Al Jazeera has put this up on it's website, the production is actually Canadian.

    Bless the Canucks, they are shining a bit of light on this.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:35 | 1730346 LowProfile
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    "Incidentally, we want to point out that we incorrectly identified Al Jazeera as the source of these non-fictional accounts. The Arabic media network is just a distributor: the original source is CBC Canada. That said, we are confident the fringier elements will simply resume their calls for some grand propaganda conspiracy only this time they will blame Canada..."

    Repeating this since several of you obviously MISSED IT... 

    http://laurastratford.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/8156-rage_face.jpg

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 04:01 | 1730366 Yamaha
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    Correct but isn't it funny that the majority of this has been glossed over - it just never hit US media. Instead we had Charlie Sheen. This is the first I have been able to see it - it is a little dated.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:12 | 1730441 AnAnonymous
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    In the eye of US born US citizens, does it make a change? Are there differences between Canucks and Muslims for US born US citizens?

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:23 | 1730665 Cynical Sidney
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    you am spoken very good engrish, no?

    mooslums are slaves to their false deity, canucks are free man with free will

    and let's not forget your blond hair argument hah

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 09:38 | 1730591 Atreyu
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    SO it's Canada's fault then... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SDrqa-eTXU

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 14:42 | 1731102 Last_2_Sense
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    There not even a real country anyway!! LOl

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:37 | 1730348 DrStrangelove
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    I like povertyincanada he swings by my youtube channel, I didn't know pic was so awesome on this scale

     

    tip of the hat to zerohedge and povertyincanada

     

    http://www.youtube.com/user/EconomicsCafe?feature=mhum

     

    Economics Cafe son!

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:51 | 1730355 Tense INDIAN
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    ivestigative series ????????..............this is how the elite does investigations about their own wrong doings....this series just presents the flow of events ...thats all..most of the things are already known...theres hardly any detective like thing ....NOT THE REAL INVESTIGATION

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 03:55 | 1730359 Fips_OnTheSpot
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    Nevertheless it's interesting/reminding.

     

    Blockbuster: Investigation shows the whole game is criminal gambling :D

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:15 | 1730652 Confused
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    Most of these things might be known....to people here, but rest assured NOT to the general public. And if real change is to happen, people need to wake up. So instead of complaining, do your part and forward these on to people who might not know. 

     

    Then maybe we can have an investigation. But only when the people demand it. 

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 04:06 | 1730373 Fips_OnTheSpot
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    While looking back to 2008, the next housing loan-bubble is collapsing. In Spain 800.000 appartments are unsold, as of now the gov't is trying to trap investors by lowering the VAT from 8% to 4%. Prices down 20% _this year_.

     

    We aint seen nothing yet - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BwwtpZnJmc

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 04:14 | 1730376 bob_dabolina
    Mon, 10/03/2011 - 01:00 | 1732318 IEVI
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    I can't believe you are seriously still trying to promote your bullshit blog. Everyone here knows you are a fraud.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 05:31 | 1730385 Colonel
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    JP Morgan "donates" 4.6 Million to NYPD.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:38 | 1730454 augie
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    Gotta pay for the inevitable helicopter extractions up front. 

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:24 | 1730508 ??
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    JPMorgan Chase recently donated an unprecedented $4.6 million to the New York City Police Foundation. The gift was the largest in the history of the foundation and will enable the New York City Police Department to strengthen security in the Big Apple. The money will pay for 1,000 new patrol car laptops, as well as security monitoring software in the NYPD's main data center.

     

    New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly sent CEO and Chairman Jamie Dimon a note expressing "profound gratitude" for the company's donation.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:08 | 1730436 strateshooter
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    I am at home in the UK on home leave at the moment.

    I gotta tell you guys...Al-Jazeera is a great news channle.Far better than Fox etc.

    Its covers all stories..and pretty un-biasedly in my opinion.

    Its a bloody sad thing that UK and US news channels are being beaten for honesty of reporting.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:10 | 1730437 Ken Frost
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    Dexia seems to be on brink, according to Sunday Times

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:23 | 1730444 virgilcaine
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    Hank Paulson  should be first to swing.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:44 | 1730891 FeralSerf
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    The Dick should go first!

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 16:11 | 1731301 baby_BLYTHE
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    I agree let's start with Cheney

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:36 | 1730452 buzzsaw99
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    The police still think they are getting a pension. heh heh

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 15:08 | 1731153 Yamaha
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    Police under funded pension. You are correct! Maybe some will call in sick....

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:43 | 1730456 FranSix
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    It needs to be said that Canadians are oblivious to the financial crisis since the housing asset price/banking bubble is still inflated here and need to be made aware that financial crises exist.  This is why this kind of thing is being aired in the CBC.

    They are preparing for the same type of collapse at home that they see everywhere.  The reason why you find so much reference to France is that a large part of the country is French speaking that are facing the brunt of the layoffs.

    It recently came out that hedge funds are shorting housing, its very likely the banks are on the short side of the housing bubble, so this is a preparation for collapse.

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 09:08 | 1730565 Savvy
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    It needs to be said that Canadians are oblivious to the financial crisis

     

    Can't argue with that. Nobody I know is aware we're in a bubble on the edge of popping, just tra la la along.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 09:57 | 1730621 FranSix
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    What's worse, some Canadians believe the banks are morally superior and have a holier than thou approach to any debate about the economics of the situation.

    The one failing on the documentary so far was the bankruptcy of Stelco, which was also apparently raking in record profits.  No mention on any of these companies on no matter how much in record profits that your rake in, that interest rates decline below a certain level the company is bankrupt anyways.

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:10 | 1730642 Savvy
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    We really are living in igloos, equity melts just like ice. lol.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 06:51 | 1730465 I am Jobe
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    NYPD Warns Women About Skirts in Brooklyn Sex Attack Probe
    http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Brooklyn-Sex-Attacks-Skirts-Women-N...

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:43 | 1730540 MarketWatchTerrorist
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    Easy access and all that.  It does put ideas in ones head.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 11:00 | 1730724 Carmagnole
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    The NYPD seems to be at odds with the public's mood. They're attempting reverse socionomics, trying to get people depressed instead of angry by telling them they should get scared instead of bold.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8483214695191142670#

    The "war on terror" has been upgraded to "war on terror and revolt", with expected similar results.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 07:51 | 1730483 Lone Mad Minute...
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    The minute I saw Maxine Waters on the side of this Cockumentry, I knew it was full of shit. She was talking out of one side of her mouth while she and her husband were creating this whole mess. They own a bank for chist's sakes, and they use her to defend those who have been fucked by said banks! 

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 07:56 | 1730489 buzzsaw99
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    I plan to enjoy watching the fossils in CONgreff die off in the coming years.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:25 | 1731438 mtomato2
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    I'm probably too late in this thread to get any response, but is anybody else interested in the fact that it doesn't seem that there is any blame placed at the feet of the "Community Organizing" groups who, through thuggery and politics forced many banks to make many of these toxic loans...  

    Again, I wish this was not so far down the post that nobody will chime in, but seriously:  whenever somebody trots out Maxine Waters to make their point, I immediately feel intellectually obligated to shout "Bullshit" and find another source of information.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 18:27 | 1731561 DosZap
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    mtomato2,

    How about Dodd-Frank, and Dead Ted?.

    Who helped put these Community Org groups together, and worked WITH them?.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:00 | 1730484 ??
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    as mentioned above Al Jazeera is just the conduit (and for those who believe that AJ is not an extension of the MSM, my deepest sympathy, though the military junta in Egypt thanks you for your support)

    original MeltDown created by Canada's Government owned Media outlet, the CBC

    http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/Shows/Doc_Zone/Meltdown/1579086924/ID=1588435215

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 07:55 | 1730488 Lone Mad Minute...
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    Be very aware of how you are being led. The real market needs to take care of all this mess. Banks need to fail and stupid scammer people need to be tossed out of the homes they squat, and said homes need to be destroyed. Both sides of this equation are acting irrational. Don't be one of the useful idiots.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:27 | 1730510 ??
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    just keeps getting better

    Boston

    Hub police arrest 24 in protest vs. Bank of America

     

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/regional/view/2011_1001hub_police_arres...

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 09:02 | 1730557 Sathington Willougby
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    They are demonstrating that the livestock really want MORE government and a socialist [thief] one at that?
    This is all part of the plan. 

    "According to Alinsky, the organizer — especially a paid organizer from outside — must first overcome suspicion and establish credibility. Next the organizer must begin the task of agitating: rubbing resentments, fanning hostilities, and searching out controversy. This is necessary to get people to participate. An organizer has to attack apathy and disturb the prevailing patterns of complacent community life where people have simply come to accept a situation. Alinsky would say, "The first step in community organization is community disorganization.""

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

    Let's all try to remember what made this country great, rule of law.  Now stop voting for establishment thieves bc the vultures are circling.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 17:30 | 1731450 mtomato2
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    Here's some fuel for your fire.  Yesterday.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2011/09/29/van_jones_were_going_t...

     

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:27 | 1730514 overmedicatedun...
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    get a ship full of illegal arabs into NY and pay them to riot ..then we will see some real fun..after all they will be just doing a Job Americans refuse to do .." ala bush on illegal workers in usa circa 2007"who knew he was so right?

    obese Americans hire an illegal to riot for you Now..hmm there's money to be made there somehow. calling al sharpton

    the 20% who are the real workers in America have enough to keep them under control the 80% are just too stupid, lazy or obese to take any action that is more taxing than a ride to the golden arches or the welfare office.

    the elites are the smartest ones in the room and as that wall st protest video shows ..they smile and laugh drinking good wine while the small protests fall flat.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:30 | 1730518 s0lspot
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    Well the JP whores sure haven't donated anything to Portuguese police... some of them are joining the Indignados! ;)

    From saturday 1st protests in Lisbon:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8A8rMJgzI3o&feature=player_embedded

    They realized their pensions as well will be axed foh tha bankstahs...

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 09:31 | 1730585 centerline
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    This what our police (and other public sector workers) need to understand. It is worse though. The pensions are ALREADY toast by virtue of the massive debt and counterparty exposure (mutually assured financial destruction). This is not a debt bomb that can be defused without collateral damage. It can only be allowed to detonate in a controlled manner. Of course, on our current course, the controlled demolition will be done by the central banks with the blast waves aimed at the 99%.

    The police will have only played their role in making it all possible, not realizing that they are also the 99%. Unless of course they aspire to be part of the soon to be formed private, elite 1% protection force. Only a few will make this cut though. Most will be booted as the munis crash and burn.

    Anyhow, I don't put much faith in the police in this country doing the right thing in the name of our constitution. I think the real deal is the military. Poke that bear and you have a lot of young, trained soldiers who will more likely see things more clearly.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 10:23 | 1730668 Confused
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    Elite 1% protection force = US Military.

     

    Or am I missing something? ;-P  

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:05 | 1730826 centerline
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    LOL.  So far, yeah, our MIC has been an extension of the 1%'s interests.

    TPTB keep our brave soldiers busy with endless wars abroad now.  If we bring them home, and then cut military budgets in a significant way, all I can say is "ouch."  Lots of young, stressed-out folks with combat training suddenly jobless is a recipe for a mess.  Under the hood, I dont see much difference between them and the current generation of kids that are being sold college degrees for major debt with no job prospects.  Both groups (about the same age) have been lied to.  At some point, they are going to be really angry.

    Is going to be interesting to see where this goes next.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 12:37 | 1730881 FeralSerf
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    <<Both groups (about the same age) have been lied to. At some point, they are going to be really angry.>>

    Not to worry -- TPTB's Propaganda Ministry is hard at work to make sure that these kids believe that it's their fault that they believed the lies and now will do penance by sucking TPTB's ass for the rest of their miserable lives.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:33 | 1730522 Hannibal
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    If we don't start prosecuting the bankster criminals, Capitalism is Dead!

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:43 | 1730534 Eugend66
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    Posting those vids,  a well deserved and huge +1 !

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 08:43 | 1730539 goldfreak
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    700 arrested in NY for blocking traffic in Brooklyn bridge

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 09:03 | 1730559 Savvy
    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 09:19 | 1730573 centerline
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    Interesting.

    This protest seems to really have potential as an early sign of larger cracks in the proverbial dam. So does the above mentioned huge donation to the NYPD.

    Sun, 10/02/2011 - 09:50 | 1730607 Savvy
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    I don't know. It could be an altruistic move by a marine who's awake. In Ron Paul's top seven donors are the US army, airforce and navy

    http://dailybail.com/home/photo-comparing-2012-campaign-contributions-for-obama-ron-pa.html

    But then Infowars is all freaked out about a Corporate-Fascist Military Coup

    http://www.infowars.com/warning-corporate-fascist-military-coup-brewing-in-the-united-states-2/

    Anybody's guess

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