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Nigel Farage: "The EU Titanic Has Now Hit The Iceberg"

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In one of his most passionate speeches (which says a lot), UKIP's Nigel Farage, on the May 9th celebration of the Euro, tells his European Parliament colleagues of his grave concern at the recent elections - which are very reminiscent of the elections in Germany in 1932. He warns that Europe faces the very real prospect of mass civil unrest and even revolution as the Euro project itself could even be the cause of (in it perfect irony as the initial solution to) a rebirth of national socialism in Europe. Farage pulls no punches but in three minutes provides a clear picture of just how concerned anyone who is not merely a head-in-the-sand status-quo muddle-through'er should be with regards Europe: "It is a European union of economic failure, of mass unemployment, and of low growth"



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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:22 | 2410429 Aziz
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Long live Nigel Farage.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:35 | 2410469 NemoDeNovo
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+1 would give your more, but alas I can't.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:44 | 2410490 markmotive
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He makes too much sense to be part of the EU parliament. But those are fightin' words if I ever heard them!

Chris Martenson interviews Alasdair MacLeod on Why the Europe Situation is Certain to Get Worse:

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:51 | 2410532 GetZeeGold
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Can we dump Chuck and make Nigel King?


Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:54 | 2410853 Michael
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I owe no allegiance? to that flag! Fuckin A Nigel.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:02 | 2411855 Bubble
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Agreed, but I just tried to vote for his party in the London elections and they filled out all their application forms out incorrectly and made all their supporters votes void. UKIP also stood on a policy to stop all regulations on the city of london's financial sector so as to protect jobs here. London's public also believes they are nationalists to some extent unfortunately. He seems to me to be the uk's best politician but is ridiculed by the press as being a one policy fringe eccentric.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:33 | 2411664 G-R-U-N-T
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FYI... Fed approves Chinese bank purchase of US bank

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:03 | 2411718 The Big Ching-aso
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Ya, but I think the Lusitania's more appropriate.  German torpedos and all.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:21 | 2411760 Flesh Wound
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Wow that is surprising!!! I thought China already owned everything in the US!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:54 | 2411837 Joe Sixpack
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I love the sour look on everyone elses faces!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:14 | 2411877 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Trying to pretend they don't smell the stink as Nigel holds their noses right in it.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:34 | 2411249 Commander Cody
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Nigel can talk Euro trash because England has not tied the Euro in a tight knot around its neck.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:52 | 2411703 ATM
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The Brits got that one right. They reserved the right to print thier own money.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 05:47 | 2412496 Ar-Pharazôn
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yeh to remain slaves of the american empire.... well done brits

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:47 | 2411584 Peter Pan
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I am impressed with Nigel Farage like all others but I would be even more impressed and grateful if he could release his blueprint for getting us out of this mess.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:38 | 2411804 blunderdog
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I've always had a soft-spot for democracy myself, but sometimes I'm surprised to see people here are so psyched about Farage.  There seems to be a lot more passion for democracy in Europe than in the US.  Kinda weird.

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 05:49 | 2412498 Ar-Pharazôn
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it's not usa that invented democracy................

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 09:35 | 2412872 blunderdog
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I was talking about the posters here, not the citizens of whichever country.  An oft-repeated sentiment is that in the USA, democracy is a bad idea because everyone here is too stupid (or too poor, or too whatever) to be trusted with a vote.


Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:04 | 2411862 Peter Pan
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Why the down click? Is no one interested to hear the solutions? Or is it that there aren't any?

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 09:26 | 2412437 i-dog
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The first down-click was me, but I didn't have time to make a reply at the time.

I downclicked you because a "single, all-encompassing, one-size-fits-all" solution is exactly what the failed central planners have been pushing on us for over 100 years ... and it is now crumbling - inevitably - before our very eyes.

"Let a thousand flowers bloom" - as Chairman Mao said, and Deng Xiopeng actually implemented - and let the intellect and entrepreneurial spirit of free men solve the individual problems and desires of their individual communities.

Without the protection of corrupt central governments, and the rules imposed by an international politburo (the committees and treaties of the UN), the rogue multinationals would be brought back into fierce competition with local entrepreneurs and would crumble in an instant. It was exactly such free competition from the early American individual traders (with no protection from their fledgling government) that caused the downfall of the protected and all-powerful East India Company!

Whether some peoples CHOOSE to make alliances - as did the 13 original States of the Union, in order to defend themselves against the tax-grabbing, war-mongering Brits - while others CHOOSE to go it alone - as the Texans, Scots, Irish, Welsh and Icelanders would obviously prefer to do! - should be no concern of secret Bilderberg and CFR "steering" committees acting in the interests of the Vatican, joo bankers and "aristocratic" former slave traders and opium smugglers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, there! Stop falling for the false dichotomy of a global statist "solution"! Let each nation, or cultural group (eg. the Kurds, the Palestinians, the Scots, the Walloons) decide their own way forward. Some will succeed ... and some will fail ... exactly as happens now under the "enlightened" central planners, but instead with each being responsible for solving their own failures by learning from the successes of others.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:47 | 2411821 unununium
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The first-posting Nemo of Calculated Risk commentariat fame?  If so, glad you finally found your way over.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:40 | 2410492 tim73
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Fuck off, little englander.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:52 | 2410539 tarsubil
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Your stupid comment makes me wonder. What is Nigel's lineage? Has he descended from Normans, English, Danes, or Brits? I think that would be interesting to know. At least, for me.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:52 | 2410548 Aziz
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Yeah — I'm such a Little Englander I have an Arab name.

I'm a "The EU is Destroying Europe"-er.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:02 | 2410585 Angelic Upstart
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Farage is a Scottish name, from the Hebrides. It's a corruption of Feargus.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:24 | 2411647 Cathartes Aura
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Angelic Upstarts, eh.    ^^        oi !

(so it's not just me that's having flashbacks in these times. . .)

plus two fingers, you'll know which.

Mon, 05/14/2012 - 14:48 | 2424526 tarsubil
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So Pict? Funny.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:06 | 2410604 tim73
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This fucking joker wants to abolish EU. Ok, fine, what then? Bring back travel visas between all countries of Europe? Border fences everywhere? Divide Germany to two? Bring back USSR? Ship Polish workers in UK back to Poland? A bunch of fucking commies, aren't they? No more economic free zone too? Tariffs and quotas for every products, like in the 1950's?

Yeah, maybe Americans really like that too, Europe all weak and divided.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:12 | 2410636 penexpers
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You're a blabbering fool.

It's a complete falsehood to say that "without the EU there would be barbed wire fencing at every border."

Europeans can live in peace with eachother without being bonded by a fiat currency which is going to bring down the entire EU anyway.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:17 | 2410661 SMG
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Excellent point!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:13 | 2411631 i-dog
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Indeed. How sad and ironic that the only defence they can make for the massive failure of the central financial planners is a fear of border fences!!

Prior to the rise of central planning statism at the beginning of the last century, it wasn't even necessary to hold a passport when travelling across whole continents or the seas. People migrated to wherever they were accepted and their skills could be put to use.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:04 | 2411730 chipshot
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see" the scientific method"...

experiment tried-----------experiment failed.



Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:06 | 2411864 nmewn
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They just didn't print enough i-dog.

Every learned statist/economist will tell you, all you have to do is print...then the rain stops, the sun comes out warming the skin, the seas part, revealing your own personal pink unicorn to carry you away from all the tumult & chaos of labor & earning.

Very seductive ;-)

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:20 | 2411888 MayIMommaDogFac...
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If debt is not taking care of all of your problems then you probably just aren't using enough of it. <sarc>

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:23 | 2410694 paso24
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Yes- think Norway / Switzerland

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:23 | 2410977 hivekiller
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The main reason for all the wars in Europe is the existence of the Eurotrash, ie royalty, who are constantly killing each other using other people as cannon fodder in order to enrich themselves. Any questions?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:49 | 2411690 lolmao500
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Yep. Europe need to get rid of the scum who call themselves ``kings and queens`` an cut their heads off. It should have been done centuries ago. Next in line to have their heads cut off : the banksters and the globalists.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:47 | 2411947 metaforge
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Agreed.  But keep in mind even the royalty are mere puppets of the true money elite these days.  The kings/queens don't have the printing presses - they borrow from the banksters who do.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:35 | 2411028 rosiescenario
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Having travelled all through Europe long before the Berlin wall came down, there was never any problem, except for the commie run countries who did not want their people to be exposed to outsiders spreading a bit of truth.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:58 | 2411468 spinone
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except they never have

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:00 | 2411475 Ayreos
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Good job, blame the currency, not the lying governments. A few more lies and nationalism and Nigel will be called a prophet.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:22 | 2411894 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Fiat currency is the FUEL for the lying governments.  Without it --

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:40 | 2411675 AdurianJ
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Pre 1914 europe had more free trade then we have today and without the EU.

In brittain there wheren't even passports. I want to go back to the era before protectionism and belief that central planning can solve anything.




Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:32 | 2411788 Fake Jim Quinn
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Right! The EEC did just fine without a common currency. The Euro was a bureaucrat's wet dream for building monuments to themselves. They never thought it through, and if they did they did not care. The EU dictatorship was going to force all Europeans to be the same no matter what. That's what these fools want -- equality for everyone even if not everyone is equal or equally value the same things. Same tax rates. Same work hours. Yes let's force everyone to be the same against. This is nature itself and against free people's wills. When will the people learn governments are dangerous, and should be minimized?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:19 | 2410668 strongband
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tim73 - farage makes sense. you do not.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:19 | 2410672 Jack Burton
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"Ship Polish workers in England back to Poland". That would be a good start given the UK unemployment rate, then there are many others who could catch the ferry back to the continent as well. Wave Bye, Bye!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:25 | 2410979 frenchie
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have u ever thought Polish and others were doing the jobs that locals didnt want to do... maybe thinking they are above that (thanks to deficit / debt funded social entitilements)...

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:03 | 2411035 Jorgen
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@2410672: What prevents a U.K. resident to hire a British born plumber rather than a Polish one? Is there a law prohibiting that person to hire an unemployed Brit rather than a migrant Eastern European? Or there is a good reason why Poles do find jobs in U.K. and lazy Brits prefer collecting unemployment?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:56 | 2411323 Angelic Upstart
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Not at all. It's because they live 10 to a house and undercut all the British work force thereby dumping our tradesmen on the dole, which is £69 a week, which is half of fuck-all.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:30 | 2411389 Jorgen
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@2411323: Again, there is no law preventing a U.K. resident from hiring a native born plumber, carpenter, etc. Btw, when someone pays less for a Polish handyman work, the money saved is spent on something else, be it a product or a service, giving employment to someone providing that product or service. It is an utmost BS to blame U.K. structural unemployment problems on Eastern Europeans, in this case Poles.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:48 | 2411450 SmittyinLA
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Actually I believe the UK has some of the most hyper sensitive anti discrimination employment laws on the planet, and I'd wager that you couldn't even legally place an ad for employment aimed at "native britons only", but if you did you'd surely be prosecuted.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:15 | 2411510 Divine Wind
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Sure you can.

Pure British Plumbing, Ltd.  seeks skilled, licensed plumbers for our expanding operation. Our boutique operation provides a new twist to an old profession combining expertise in ... and ... trades, along with a stiff, 'PURE BRITISH' DEMEANOR, ready to correct the customer on their 'PURE BRITISH' GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY and most importantly, their PURE BRITISH PRONUNCIATION. Applicants must have a command of the Queen's English and PURE BRITISH delivery and pronunciation.

We are often referred to as the Monty Python Plumbing Group.

Top Euro paid for qualified candidates.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:25 | 2411651 BigJim
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Haha, yer average immigrant speaks more grammatically-correct English than yer average English plumber! Your company, Pure British Plumbing Ltd, would be full of French, Polish, and German immigrants.

There's a reason the Brits preferred Poles over British workmen - the Poles worked hard and got the job done, and didn't stand around sucking their breath through their teeth saying, "oooo, guv!", implying you were asking the impossible and that it would cost a pretty penny, and they were somehow doing you a favour taking the job off your hands.

There are exceptions, of course, to both stereotypes... but you pay a British workman by the hour rather than the job, and you probably could have done it twice as quickly yourself, if you were a half decent DIYer. And quite possibly you would have done it to a higher standard.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:47 | 2411448 Divine Wind
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Respectfully, this is a challenge faced by ANY country with neighbors at a lower economic level. Those neighbors will band together to minimize expense and maximize profit which can be sent home. From a pure economic and business perspective this is wise.  Do the Polish plumbers care about your plight? Nope. They are willing to provide a skilled service at a lower price point, thereby undercutting domestic competition.

It's not personal, it's business.

We have the same challenges here in the U.S. across many industrial sectors, except at this point in history our immigrants principally come from Mexico, Central and South America.

The only real solutions are to ADAPT, or elect officials who will craft laws to moderate the impact of immigration on domestic skilled trades.


Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:05 | 2411623 Jorgen
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@2411323: Are you saying that Poles work for less than £70 per week?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:28 | 2411655 BigJim
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Didn't you know? Like the Foxconn employees, they're 'slave' labour.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:42 | 2411677 Cathartes Aura
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whoa, are you saying the Polish plumbers are often unpaid interns forced to work up to 14hours a day for no pay as part of their "degree"??

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:05 | 2411729 Jorgen
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I don't find the article on Foxconn relevant to the Polish migrant tradesmen situation in the U.K. but want to point out that those interns at Foxconn do get paid. Below is what the quoted article actually says:

Interns at Foxconn have in some cases reportedly received half the salary of regular workers despite doing “essential factory labor,” and “in some instances, [being] forced to work 14-hour days in a standing position,” according to the findings of reports from China Labor Watch, a New York-based advocacy organization.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:27 | 2410709 toothpicker
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troll alert

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:27 | 2410714 DosZap
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Bring back USSR?

Hey dipwad, in case you have been asleep or were not born when the Wall came down, it NEVER went away.

You think Russia is not the Soviet Union?? name only dude,in name only.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:57 | 2411714 prole
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You are exactly half right sir Zap.
"Bring back the USSR" is EXACTLY what the dipwad tim/mdb posting above (probably van Rump-boy) is doing, except now it has a new name: EUSSR.

As for Russia being the old Soviet Union pffffffffft, don't make me laugh, Old Russia went to war to defend the Serbs, The Soviet Union kicked Hitler's ass, fast foreward to modern times and the Corpse of Russia rolled over as Uncle Allah bombed Christian churches in Serbia and erected "new Mecca" in the middle of Europa (Kosova)

Allah Akbar! Long Live The USA! Death To Christianity!!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:37 | 2410764 Bugsquasher
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I guess you didn't actually listen to the speech did you?  Thought he was pretty clear about wanting a united cooperating Europe just not twith a one size fits all currency that clearly does not work.  Weak and divided? as opposed to what? United and bankrupt and under the yoke of the unelected and enelectable EC?  I'd say you are a moron but clearly you are just a troll. Eh Mr Van Rumpilstiltskin?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:47 | 2410821 Rip van Wrinkle
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Tim, you really are showing a complete lack of imagination, aren't you.


Please, grow up and become an adult.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:00 | 2410880 NotApplicable
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Stupid much?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:01 | 2410889 GuidoFawkes
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"Bring back travel visas between all countries of Europe?"


Pay attention dude, countries are already reneging on the

Schengen Agreement.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:43 | 2411267 Chuck Walla
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Yeah, maybe Americans really like that too, Europe all weak and divided.


So, is it your thesis that Europe is strong and flourishing?  Or are you pissed you'll need papers to hit the pot cafe in Amsterdam?  The EU is sinking under the weight of Socialism and non-assimilated immigrants. 

Oh, and loads of debt to pay for it all.


Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.


~ Thomas Sowell


Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:07 | 2411492 Boeing Boy
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Go UKIP, from an ex Tory.


Farage the only politician who makes sense in Europe.  I sense people are starting to listen at last.  Perhaps when anarchy spreads in greece Tim73 might see a bit of sense too.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:20 | 2411527 boiltherich
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Clearly you did not listen to his speech, he said he was in FAVOR of a united Europe based on TRADE and sesible rules...  He said NOTHING about abolishing the EU only the eurozone. 

You might want to actually try listening to what he said instead of the voices inside your head that fucked up the translation into trollspeak.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:32 | 2411662 Cathartes Aura
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there's no going back tim73, nothing ever reverts to the same as past - but this "union" is completely artificial, put in place in order to collapse into chaos, and then be "re-solved" in the time honoured way - divide the peoples, get them to hate each other, then kill each other, be it on the streets or in uniform'd wars.

there are other ways to behave than emulate history, but people are going to have to grow up, take responsibility for themselves, and the(ir) "nations" if that's what they want - otherwise, Father Figures will be doing the deciding on the people's behalf, and we've read that book many times.

it's now, or never.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:56 | 2411708 koperniuk666
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tim 73

The Schengen Agreement is completely outside of the EU , cretin.

Two members of Schengen , Norway and Switzerland, are not even in the EU. So free movement would not stop, you stupid cunt.

I wont waste my life explaining EEA and EFTA - just google them, and then do us a favour and go choke yourself

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:11 | 2411743 BigJim
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 This fucking joker wants to abolish EU. Ok, fine, what then? Bring back travel visas between all countries of Europe? Border fences everywhere? Divide Germany to two? Bring back USSR? Ship Polish workers in UK back to Poland? A bunch of fucking commies, aren't they? No more economic free zone too? Tariffs and quotas for every products, like in the 1950's?

Yeah, maybe Americans really like that too, Europe all weak and divided.

Obvious troll is obvious.

This is Zerohedge, fucker.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 22:19 | 2411997 cranky-old-geezer
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Europe all weak and divided.

Is that the story you banker whores are using now ...since your "help member economies" story has proven to be a massive lie?

PIIGS leave the EU or Germany does, one or the other, take your pick.

Either way, your euro sovereign debt ponzi scheme is coming to an end.  Trillions of euro sovereign debt is gonna vaporize as your whole euro ponzi scheme comes crashing down, and your banks are gonna crash with it. 

Deal with it moron.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:45 | 2410779 TrulyBelieving
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Why does where his lineage come from matter. I am his brother, in like-mindedness, and hope you are too. And that is what matters.

Mon, 05/14/2012 - 14:52 | 2424531 tarsubil
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Completely a personal interest of mine. Not really trying to promote or disparage any group.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:27 | 2411387 disabledvet
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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:06 | 2411625 NewThor
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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:05 | 2411728 prole
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My day was absolute Krap sir, until I read your comment. Why I love ZH!!!!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:05 | 2411863 Yes_Questions
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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:46 | 2411578 razorthin
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My maternal ancestors were Sephardic Iberian settlers of Devon.  The UK is more of a melting pot than the US, from way, way back.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:53 | 2410545 gorillaonyourback
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is your last name geitner?   little timma

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:18 | 2410658 JPM Hater001
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No- it's McTiny Dick...Im banging his mom with a broomstick

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:06 | 2411629 NewThor
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Do you guys really need to pick on the mentally handicapped?

Cut the retard some slack!

*(unless it is Geithner. Then, do your worst.)

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:00 | 2410581 ParkAveFlasher
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Don't disparage Farage!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:19 | 2410662 Uncle Remus
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Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:56 | 2410863 steelhead23
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I believe you mean "bugger off" - which it appears the core countries have been doing to the periphery for years.  You need to work on your idioms.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:49 | 2410517 LiquidityandLunacy
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Chuck Norris learned how to be a badass from him.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:18 | 2410671 JPM Hater001
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I heard Farage was the only one strong enough to hold down Chuck when he was circumcized.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:59 | 2411328 Dave Thomas
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Chuck Norris's beard is actually scar tissue from when Nigel punched him in the jaw.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:21 | 2411353 Paul Atreides
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Chuck Norris wears Nigel Farage pajamas to bed.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:47 | 2411687 Cathartes Aura
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aaaaaaaand, Zero Hedge emulates online gaming chat speak. . . must be coming up to summer break, sigh.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:07 | 2411865 Yes_Questions
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Chuck Norris has a tatoo on his arm that reads


Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:12 | 2410630 tim73
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So you like Europe like it was in the 1970's? Nicely divided, Germany also! Must have been really good times for you!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:20 | 2410675 penexpers
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Last time I checked it's not 1970.

Again, it's a complete falsehood to say that without Europe being bound the EU's fiat currency that Europe will decend into chaos.

The Euro is going to bring down the EU, anyway. So what the hell is your argument. Oh, that's right, you have none.

Now is the time for Europe to absolve itself from the tyranny of the Eurozone before it actually does destroy all of them in one complete monetary collapse.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:29 | 2410720 tim73
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"Tyranny of Eurozone"...ha ha haa!

Tyranny of dollarzone then:

US States, GDP per capita

District of Columbia: 174500
California: 51914
Texas: 45940
New York: 57423
Florida: 40106
Massachusetts: 58108
Mississippi: 32967
Puerto Rico: 23380

What the hell Puerto Rico, Mississippi and Florida are doing in the US of A? Throw those bums out!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:56 | 2411087 fockewulf190
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Nigel is not to blame for this disaster. Europe's own politicians pushed this grand project through way too early without taking care of critical reforms such as common corporate tax rates, interchangeable retirement systems, and iallowing lax national budget discipline (Maastrict ring a bell?). Worse, politicians ignored the lies coming from Greece and Italy and accepted there membership into the comman currency. Epic Fail. Fraud became rampant, with billions in infrastructure euros disappearing with no accountability. These major blunders doomed this experiment from the start. And let's face facts, most rank and file Europeans don't give a shit about the EU now that they have be royally pumped and dumped and sacked with astronomical debt. Nigel is right. It's time to end this farce and take the pain. The longer it takes, the more pain will be inflicted.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:21 | 2410963 dogbreath
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what are you smoking??!!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:29 | 2411399 disabledvet
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Not as good as 45...tis true. We are working on a bust of FDR with our winnings of course. "the latter years" when he the cape. Hopefully it really will be twice the size of Lincoln.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:12 | 2411745 prole
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Hmm... Lincoln and Rosenvelt. One a liar and a mass murderer, one a liar and a thief and a mass murderer.

One who spilled blood in the service of Satan, one who spilled blood for still unknown reasons... Maybe you could make a case that Rosenvelt sent so many Americans off to their deaths as a favor to his buddy and ideological brother Uncle Joe Stalin, but I don't know if that was the real reason.

If you make a monument to the thief Rosenvelt, make it with blood dripping from the hands, forever.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 21:22 | 2411891 The Navigator
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the real reason - Wartime Profits for industries, taxes on the sheeple working in those industries and (sometimes) corporate profits.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:33 | 2411407 sleestak
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I can't believe I'm taking this bait...

tim73, I very much doubt anyone on this board wishes ill upon the European people generally.  It is the hubristic, undemocratically appointed European pariliament that arouse the anger around here, and in Farage's speech.  Your interjections imply that this body of technocrats does have the European people's best interest at heart.  Clearly, they've demonstrated a quite different allegiance to date.  What drives them is merely their own will to power, and it will be at great cost to the people about whom you seem to care.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:15 | 2411754 EuroSovietSerf
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The Euro is a banker project much desired by the TBTF US investment banks like Goldman Sachs. They're all for it.

I'm from Holland and around here the vast majority despises the Euro. Everyone except the bankers and the political elite, that is. The Euro is our misfortune, death to it.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:17 | 2410657 Kaiser Sousa
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and I ain't gay...not that there's anything wrong with bein gay...
I'm just sayin.....

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:27 | 2410712 Curtis LeMay
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...and common damn sense.


Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:23 | 2411214 Dead Canary
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A true statesman. The world needs more like him. Many, many more.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:46 | 2411580 FrederickTheGreat
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The euro is still alive and kicking, holds strong against the dollar.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:23 | 2410431 redpill
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Give 'em hell, Nigel

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:37 | 2410476 GOSPLAN HERO
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Nigel is a true statesman.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:48 | 2410519 J 457
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What a shame the US doesn't have any politicians even remotely similiar.  Ron Paul probably closest, but he can't express his opinions in the same manner as Nigel.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:20 | 2410682 John Law Lives
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The US did have a similar politician in Pat Buchanan.  He won the New Hampshire Primary and the GOP establishment stomped him into the ground in favor of Bob Dole (who was a terrible candidate).  Pat Buchanan could speak and communicate every bit as well as Nigel when he was campaigning.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:24 | 2410976 Shitters_Full
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Um, did we forget that Pat Buchanan is batshit crazy, too?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 16:13 | 2411186 John Law Lives
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Read any of his books over the last 20+ years and you will see how much Pat got right.

As an FYI, Dr. Ron Paul endorsed Pat in his campaign for POTUS in 1992 against the incumbent, George H.W. Bush.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:27 | 2411386 PivotalTrades
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Don't forget the Newt

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:34 | 2410753 tim73
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UK politicians talk fancy with nice accent but do nothing else. Americans still seem to be falling for it every time when it is nothing but a talk job.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:58 | 2411137 Ag1761
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This must take the prize for being the fucking dumbest comment ever posted on ZH

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:13 | 2411505 Boeing Boy
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+1, bedwetter?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:19 | 2411521 GoldSilverDoc
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No, no.

He has made many more, even stupider, comments than this.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 18:24 | 2411526 Al Capowned
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Hey darling it's your birthday thought you might want a blow job or a hand job

No babe tonight I want a talk job ..... Talk to me dirty in a british politician accent bitch OOhh yeah tell me about that dirty infinite rehypothecation in the city of London oh shit that's hot ....

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:51 | 2410538 gorillaonyourback
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oh he is givin them hell,  look at the faces on all those scumbags. its priceless

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:29 | 2410434 Temporalist
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Nigel Farage will be on Capital Account today. (better link)

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:04 | 2410595 theTribster
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As if Lauren isn't enough :) She gets fantastic guests, always tries to be prepared, and is soooo freagin' hot its ridiculous!

Nigel's party did well this last round of elections but still has yet to pick up a seat although they have 13 seats in the EU Parliament. They (England) still refer to UKIP as a one man show but UKIP is slowly attracting members from the Tories, LibDems and others. UKIP needs a lot of work before it can be a real contender, not the least of which is an expanded platform beyond just the Euro issue. They got crushed in London, apparently one of the UKIPers called the local (female) treasurer a Bitch - didn't go over well apparently as Nigel has been grilled for it (and he really doesn't apologize either) -:)

I'm pulling for UKIP, Nigel is a great Brit who is committed to his country and its people. Basically, he cares. He certainly isn't afraid to say it like it is, at one of the EU meetings he called Rompoy a "low-grade bank clerk" and a "wet rag" and that was being nice. The EU technocrats hate him adn why not, he visciously attacks them every chance he gets.

Anyway, go Nigel.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:24 | 2410437 tahoebumsmith
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The ship is listing and the Captain and his mates are taking the first life rafts they can find and leaving the passengers to fend for themselves...

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:26 | 2410439 Cognitive Dissonance
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Bankers and assorted cronies first to the life boats.

On another note, please explain how a US Representative (Michelle Bachmann) sitting on the Intelligence Committee can become a Swiss citizen?

Enquiring minds are dying to know.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:28 | 2410448 redpill
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Dual citizenship ain't a bad idea.  In fact it's probably the smartest thing that broad has done.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:34 | 2410466 tu-ne-cede-malis
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Speaking of dual citizenship...Switzerland welcomes its newest citizen, Michelle Bachmann!

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:47 | 2410510 DOT
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Just more MSM spin. Bachmann is no more Swiss than you are a Morman.

(I prayed you over- did it work ?)

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:26 | 2410703 DosZap
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Just more MSM spin. Bachmann is no more Swiss than you are a Morman.

No but her husband is 100% Swiss.........

Had we all lown the future we may have chosen mates, that would also give us a free ride.

Do you blame HER?>

I sure as hell do not.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:33 | 2411014 macholatte
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In a crisis, four 350-ton concrete doors would seal off the tunnel and provide protection against blast and radiation for 21,000 people, about a third of Lucerne's population.

Those allowed to escape would be the elites, upper level bureaucrats, their families some guards, janitors and servants, yes?


Wed, 05/09/2012 - 19:22 | 2411644 NewThor
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RAYPOZ, bitchez.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:55 | 2410554 SokPOTUS
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The Swiss Miss.  I like mine with a couple of big Marshmallows.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:20 | 2410686 Chupacabra-322
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I'd hit that Couger.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:27 | 2410997 GuidoFawkes
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Hit her where?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:44 | 2411060 Chupacabra-322
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Anally.  Might wake her ass up to reality.  No pun intended. 

Thu, 05/10/2012 - 01:05 | 2412279 IrritableBowels
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Hopefully you're talking about the corporate logo and not the bachMANn

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:37 | 2410465 knukles
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Ex Cathedra Horse Shit Extroidinaire.

Go ahead, muppet, try as you might to get your Swiss citizenship.


Sure glad she made the Republican
Sore loosers take their Swiss citizenship and just go howm

Jeue H Fucking Christ.  WTF is going on?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:41 | 2410493 Cognitive Dissonance
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Exit stage

Just exit while you can.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 20:23 | 2411762 prole
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If I had any money, or a Funny Little Swiss Honey, I would do the exact same thing Romeo Foxtrot November.

Question: How many of their own citizens, have the Swiss Border Guards KILLED, throughout history?

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:35 | 2410474 Cruel Aid
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Joe 6 pk sees that for what it is, an escape plan for the few.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:36 | 2410477 knukles
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Gold Star.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:42 | 2410485 Oh regional Indian
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Well y'C D, when Turner went into Overdrive, He was Fonda this Jane. But before me knew it, he was Bach-maann, Bach to being single on a long play, if you get my groove, needle head.

And for an operation so in-volute, hard to compute, he needed some Swiss, no Miss. Precisely.



Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:51 | 2410540 Biosci
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You have always been a little weird, but now you've gone completely around the bend.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:11 | 2410626 Oh regional Indian
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Good to be recognized as such BioSci. Especially if you are a BioScientist in the moUld of a Craig Ventner.

our worlds would not share too many dimensions, so to speak. It's what makes being human interesting. Diversity.


Wed, 05/09/2012 - 15:39 | 2411046 Wakanda
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Diversity and a propensity to only believe in the "here and now" rather than all that is/was/will be.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 17:18 | 2411361 Biosci
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On this we agree!  [and i didn't junk you]

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 13:56 | 2410561 Wakanda
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She's just takin' care of business - everyday

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:19 | 2410669 fuu
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I gave you a +1 for the lyrics even though you pimped the link.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:02 | 2410583 newworldorder
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For those born in this country  the subject of dual citizenship may not be a big issue and thus not given a lot of thought. To those making a choise to become naturalized Americans it is a much bigger issue. Mentaly "you have to give up something" when you accept new citizenship. To those that do so to get the bennies, I would say that there is no free lunch. Maybe the concept of dual citizenship has become outdated.  If it has not, maybe it should be, as it used to be the case many years ago.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:08 | 2410613 WillyGroper
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Good, get her off the goobmnt subsidy teat. She's milking us dry with her ilk.

Wed, 05/09/2012 - 14:21 | 2410689 robobbob
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CD, you of all people know how bad it is, but even worse, what the trajectory is.

Even now, being against the policies of the state gets you public ridicule and a possible FBI visit. Just conducting business in cash, or overseas, can score you special attention from the authorities. It may not be much longer before everyone finds out how real HR645, the National Defense Resource Preparedness order, NDAA and all of the other police state directives are. All thats missing is the "Big Event" to justify them.

As an outspoken non establishment politician, Bachmann is doing well by herself and her family by making special provisions now. I wonder how she'll get there once her passport is revoked for tax "irregularities"? I think Sovereign Man would approve of the move.

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