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From Occupying Wall Street To "Dying For Work"?

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Imagine you are driving to work this morning in Las Vegas (yes, you are one of the select few locals who has a job that does not involve relying on the strip's ever declining gambling revenues or flipping a house to John Paulson in the second, and far shorter, coming of the regional housing bubble, with poppage imminent), and you observe what appears to be a man who hung himself below a billboard saying "Dying for Work."

Confused, you continue, only to drive by another billboard with what seem to be a man hanging off, this one saying "Hope you're happy Wall St."

Slowly it all clicks: the man is not real, and this is not a suicide done in protest by some depressed unemployed person, instead it is merely a mannequin, part of some grotesque attempt at a statement. Would this be considered shocking, and will the thousands of commuters who saw this feel any worse or better toward Wall Street and its denizens - America's bankers - having seen this, or will they merely continue with their lives?

What if the dummy was a real person? And is this merely a foreshadowing of things to come in a country in which class warfare has not been as violent in decades if not centuries, and in which the divide between the haves and the have nots has never been as wide?

And what happens when the next such "stunt" involves a real person - perhaps someone depressed enough to copycat what they saw on the 5 o'clock news? More importantly, what happens if a depressed jobless person takes their life but first takes out some of those he thinks are responsible for his plight - say Wall Streeters?

What happens then?

We don't know, but sadly we, as well as everyone else, may find out very soon.

What we do know is what happened today. From the AP:

Even by Las Vegas standards, it was a shocking billboard: A mannequin dangling on a hangman's noose below a black sign with the ominous words "Dying for Work."

 

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott says the 911 calls started coming in as the sun came up early Wednesday, with drivers worried the stiff, black-suited dummy swaying at the end of a rope along Interstate 15 near Bonanza Road was a real person.

 

"It's a publicity stunt, obviously done in bad taste," said Elliott, adding that officials were focused on getting it down quickly to avoid distracting drivers during the morning commute.

The graphic display along the interstate was one of at least two unauthorized signs spotted Wednesday morning in the Las Vegas area. Another found on Highland Avenue and Desert Inn Road was white with black lettering that read, "Hope You're Happy Wall St.," and a similar mannequin hanging off the edge.

 

A woman who answered the phone at Lamar Advertising Co., which owns one of the billboards, labeled the act vandalism and said the display was being removed. She did not provide her name.

 

Clear Channel Outdoor, which owns another sign that was affected, said they pulled the display immediately and plan to work with law enforcement to punish whoever is responsible.

 

"We condemn the destructive behavior against one of our billboards because it is illegal and punishes our advertisers," Clear Channel Outdoor spokesman Jim Cullinan said in a statement. "This is not an innocent protest, but it is illegal and dangerous behavior that Clear Channel Outdoor and the industry will not accept."

Not everyone is filled with remorse over this act:

While nobody has publicly claimed responsibility for the signs, the Occupy Las Vegas group, which is affiliated with the larger Occupy Wall Street movement, posted photos of the displays on its website. Its caption says the Nevada governor's budget has slashed social programs and aid to suicidal adults.

 

Sebring Frehner, an Occupy supporter who posted the photos, told The Associated Press he didn't know who put the hangmen up, but applauded the message behind it.

 

"People saying it's in bad taste are living sheltered lives and don't pay attention to what affects the working class," he said.

Fair enough. But how does one escalate in order to truly capture the attention of those "living sheltered lives." Will the next fake person be all too real?

Or will America's "working class", having been taken over the edge in its class hatred, decide to pay Wall Street a visit, and bring some mobile guillotines with it for good measure?

And is this really America any more, or is it France circa 1789?

And who will take the place of Louis XVI?

 

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:49 | 2689511 Bohm Squad
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They're hangin' the wrong dummies!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:52 | 2689522 runlevel
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I was trying to come up with my usual witty responses (thank you) and you took the cake. fucking awesome. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:01 | 2689554 krispkritter
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Hangsters! Gangster, bankster...Same Shit, Different Douchebag. Hang'em and the world will be a better place. Just remember to start at the top...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:57 | 2689715 nmewn
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It always starts at the top.

They couldn't do what they do if it were not aided, abetted and sanctioned from the top.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:12 | 2689754 old naughty
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Are we still playing Hangman?

That game is old.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:00 | 2689871 AldousHuxley
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let's play a new game....

 

hang a real bankster on wall st.

 

or

 

ex-congress lobbyst on Kstreet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 01:41 | 2690148 Dubaibanker
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You got to read the story here....high flying job....close connections to the royal family....cocaine...prostitutes....while having a wifey and 4 kids.....Dr Jekyll and Mr. Hyde syndrome?......What a life!....He must be turning in this grave and thinking....'Those were the days'.....

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/archive/world-old/hanged-hsbc-banker-ch...

These are the guys who run the world...and have not yet repented for their sins....

And, the London politician who thinks that NY is after London to get business back to NY by suing SCB and going after HSBC, must read this article and he should wonder if it is he who allowed these UK banks to launder money, evade sanctions and evade taxes from NY in the first place? After all, NY did not create this evidence?

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:00 | 2690321 boogerbently
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" More importantly, what happens if a depressed jobless person takes their life but first takes out some of those he thinks are responsible for his plight - say Wall Streeters?"

....or Washington bureaucrats !

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:08 | 2690327 GetZeeGold
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They're hangin' the wrong dummies!

 

I'll give you either Harry Reid......or the FT guy who sold the CFTC silver bogus cover story. Take your pick cause you can't have both.

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 08:07 | 2690404 merizobeach
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"More importantly, what happens if a depressed jobless person takes their life but first takes out some of those he thinks are responsible for his plight - say Wall Streeters?"

Um, uncork the champagne and pop the corn, bitchez!

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:41 | 2690369 1100-TACTICAL-12
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More fuckheads like bloomberg screaming gun control.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:42 | 2689765 FEDbuster
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Let's start a pool on when the "dummies" will be replaced with real banksters and politicians.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:43 | 2689842 A Lunatic
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Never. I win, next game.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:38 | 2689985 AldousHuxley
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bankster hanged.....

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7794210.stm

 

...by himself

 

 

and Pennsylvania politician buddy dwyer

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R66R3DXtbXE

 

....too bad he was one of those honest ones who was framed by someone who lied under oath to get a better deal for himself and over zealous judge who was out to make an example of him.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:11 | 2690053 ImGumbydmmt
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no chance of foul play in the banker hanging? Any high priced call girl with a rope could have pulled that stunt off.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:28 | 2690081 lemonobrien
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that or he lost his job. a dude with two kids and a good job doesn't off himself; unless...

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:22 | 2690213 rambo1028
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I think we may have just found the job sector with real growth potential. Bet it pays well too. Wonder if I can fill out an application from my mobile? Sex, violence, and a bankster by the balls... please don't wake me ;)

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:30 | 2690217 rambo1028
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Female.... in case you were wondering

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:33 | 2690218 rambo1028
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Double post...ugh

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 08:11 | 2690408 merizobeach
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"Any high priced call girl with a rope..."  Then let's give that girl some money!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:50 | 2690013 Hugh G Rection
Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:34 | 2690222 A Nanny Moose
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When the Praetorians appear, the elite are doing it wrong.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:38 | 2690089 swamp
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Same dirty rubber.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:01 | 2689560 philipat
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Let them eat shit?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:38 | 2689664 daveeemc2
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done, donedone, done and done

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:48 | 2689694 Shocker
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The unemployment problem is much bigger than anyone is talking about.

Good Paying, well skilled jobs are going away, and we replacing them with either nothing or low paying non skilled jobs.

First part is realizing there is a problem, before we can actually fix it

 

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com

 

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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:02 | 2689718 sitenine
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@Shocker

Not to be a dick, but you're sort of your own poster child here.  I'm not one to dig on grammar, but "and we replacing them..." is extremely ironic within the context of your complaint.

http://www.ed.gov/

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:59 | 2689849 Shocker
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Hahah, you are correct. ZH only gives you a short window to make changes and .......... I missed it

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:59 | 2690026 sitenine
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No worries.  I wasn't trying to knock you personally, I hope you know.  I was just making a point about the state of education at your expense.  Glad you took it well.  Cheers!

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:06 | 2690045 Freddie
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You said "....before we can fix it."   Good luck with that.  There "ain't no fix."   Hype & Chains.  RiNo Bush sucked but the islamic is exponentially worse.  Yeah yeah red and blue teams.  I got it.   The muzzie is far worse.  

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:34 | 2690359 Brokenarrow
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shut up, ass

i pray every nightthat McVeigh appears on wall st

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:45 | 2689844 icanhasbailout
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let them eat arugula

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:57 | 2690113 monkeyboy
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Sir, the first rule of project mayhem is you do not ask questions, sir

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:14 | 2689606 Tarheel
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lets see some occupiers really hang themselves before appluading their hatespeach...er...advertisement

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:43 | 2689677 kliguy38
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You'd like that wouldn't ya Jamie? Save ya hav'n ta donate to NYPD again...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:03 | 2689730 mofreedom
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The occupiers smell like donkey balls and if they even had to work a day in their lives they would immediately die from shock.  So find a job and die, soon.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:06 | 2689735 NuckingFuts
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Link please.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 08:44 | 2690506 General Decline
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Here ya go:

Whatdodonkeyballssmelllike.com

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:29 | 2689804 Meesohaawnee
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they cant. thats the problem.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:37 | 2689830 scatterbrains
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you think the occupiers stink?  Just wait till the Bolsheviks arrive smelling like apes and smashing skulls.  A few more round of QE aught to get the ball rolling.

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:44 | 2690130 Mad Cow
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I bet they didn't taste very good either.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:35 | 2690223 A Nanny Moose
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Just the facts ma'am.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 04:43 | 2690254 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Tarheel said:

lets see some occupiers really hang themselves before appluading their hatespeach...er...advertisement

Awwww, getting a little nervous there, bubbie? Did those bad ol' unemployed bums with their hatespeach® make you soil your diaper?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:25 | 2689626 Offthebeach
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Wall Street is the symptom, Washington is the disease.

( How long before us? muppets aren't allowed within 20 miles of the imperial city without proper papers and authorization? )

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:04 | 2689731 nmewn
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Washington DC is "doin just fine".

Does anyone see a problem here?

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 01:32 | 2690140 LMAOLORI
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"Washington DC is "doin just fine".

Does anyone see a problem here?"

 

Yes

Take me down to the parasite city

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 04:45 | 2690255 TheFourthStooge-ing
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nmewn said:

Washington DC is "doin just fine".

Does anyone see a problem here?

It's not in flames?

Just a wild guess.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 06:38 | 2690302 nmewn
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Maybe we need to let the British back in ;-)

As remarked on by others...DC is full of parasites. Fourteen billion in "shovel ready" stimulus was dedicated to renovation/construction of federal buildings. Of that, 5.5 billion went to the General Services Administration.

Yes, the same guys who threw lavish parties for themselves in Las Vegas. Now it is learned...gave themselves 44 million in bonuses as the private sector crumbled and people lost their houses.

"Employees at the scandal-ridden General Services Administration were enjoying even more taxpayer-funded perks than previously reported.

Along with sending themselves to lavish conferences on the U.S. taxpayers’ dime, an investigation by WUSA-TV has found they were also getting massive bonuses totaling up to $44 million in fiscal year 2011.

That total included roughly $30 million in awards that were either undisclosed or underreported – up to $79,000. And some of the workers awarded bonuses are the ones responsible for organizing an infamous 2010 convention outside Las Vegas that cost taxpayers $822,000 and featured a mind reader, bicycle giveaways, and extravagant after-hour receptions."

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-08-01/news/32986075_1_gsa-chief-martha-johnson-hank-terlaje-bonuses

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:12 | 2689919 FreedomGuy
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Exactly! People hit the wrong targets. Only through the use of government power can Wall Street or anyone else oppress the larger population. Wall Street also responds the same way everyone else does, too. The Fed and the government in general have made it so playing with money and balance sheets pays well above the production of real goods and services. Want to know why so much corn is grown instead of arugula? Crop subsidies, stupid ethanol production, etc.

Government will hang us all out to dry while promising utopia.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:46 | 2690005 AldousHuxley
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problem with US government today:

 

democrats = neo-liberals:     they are liberals in a sense that they wanted to liberalize the FIRE sector and roll back regulations. works for bankers like Robert Rubin and his Rubinites. (Clinton, Obama)

 

republicans = neo-conservatives:     they are all about empire building abroad using tax money for foreign wars instead of building the country within. (Bush family)

 

 

nobody cares about the middle class. the workers. the foundation for next generation of talent.

nobody care about the investor class either. the capital to be invested for next generation of wealth.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 01:36 | 2690146 Harbanger
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The solution = Jeffersonian liberals.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 01:51 | 2690157 Harbanger
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Before you liberal dumquats get excited, Jeffersonians are devoted to the principles of Republicanism.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 15:01 | 2691862 FreedomGuy
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Jeffersonian republicanism is not at all the same as the Republican party. Jefferson and his contemporaries were all classically defined liberals as opposed to the common modern type of statist- liberal, classical liberals essentially believed in maximal personal liberty with minimal government power.

As a lifelong conservative I have come to realize that I am actually a classical liberal. I like it actually as liberty, liberal and libertarian then all properly align in terminology and ideology.

For simplicity, I tell people I am a Ron Paul type conservative. It usually works.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:02 | 2689865 emersonreturn
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Bsquad

 

lol +10

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 02:24 | 2690175 batterycharged
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Yeah I don't get it.

If I were to lose it, the last people I'd kill would be innocent folks in a theater or even some poor Sikhs.

I'd probably go after folks that would make a point.

Guys like Jamie Dimon must have some pretty good security or maybe the people smart enough to want to chop his balls off have too much to lose and are too sane to try.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 05:35 | 2690267 BigDuke6
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agreed.

it makes these types even more of a maggot.

like the denver cinema - its always the ordinary people.

enlightenment needs to spread.

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 08:21 | 2690430 Jethro
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@ Batterycharged. If somebody wants you dead, and they are truly motivated, there isn't a whole lot you can do about it. The thing with guys like Corzine, Bernanke, etc....there aren't enough security details in the world to protect the potential targets here in the US alone.

Everybody sets patterns. Everybody. A little discreet surveillance and some planning....you're good to go.

Disclaimer. I worked some private security, diplomatic security and an overseas POTUS and SecState visit, along with a ton of static security.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 09:31 | 2690656 Tall Tom
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First off there is nobody who is innocent...OTHER THAN CHILDREN.

 

Finally just what kind of point would you make? Would the point be that you can be a mass murderer? Hell!!! ANYONE can do that!!! That does not take an imagination. It just takes some brute force. 

 

For instance if you don't have a gun...or guns... you can construct bombs. You can deliver it by rocket if you desire. Or...You can even use poison gas....or a poison gas warhead. Poison gases are not too hard...er...easy to generate with all of the chemicals that can be easily acquired. As an example a poison gas in a theater, in any enclosed place for that matter, for instance, would have made many more multiples of casualties than the guns that Holmes used.

 

I am glad that Holmes was not more imaginative. Maybe that is the reason he failed his Oral Examination. He lacked the VISION to be CONSTRUCTIVE, A PRODUCER. So he turned into a destroyer which takes no vision or imagination at all.

 

So just what is the point of killing these psychopaths. You'd be JUST LIKE THEM, destroying OTHER'S LIVES. For what? To make a statement? That is craziness.

 

Why our current and former Presidents have turned out to be mass murderers. But do they have any solutions for the economy? Do they have any clue how to get along with the rest of the World? They just lack imagination and creativity. They are DESTRUCTIVE, NOT CONSTRUCTIVE. They are CONSUMERS, NOT PRODUCERS.

 

There is NO POINT!!! There is NO POLITICAL SOLUTION. Haven't you all got that yet?

 

So...OPT OUT!!! Buy Gold.  Disappear!!! Steer clear of the carnage of the collapse and be WISE...AND BE AT PEACE. That is the intelligent decision.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:48 | 2689512 IMA5U
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There is nothing sheltered about Wall Street.

 

Unless of course you are an analyst making 300-500k hiding under your desk in big bureacratic long only fund.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:48 | 2689697 Larry Dallas
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Ostensibly long only fund.

My favorite billboard in Las Vegas went like this

"Silicone or Saline"?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:55 | 2689857 J in Vegas
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I was a big fan of the Ron Paul billboard that was next to the 215 and Buffallo for 6 months myself.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:49 | 2689514 dick cheneys ghost
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Beware the Bankster/Military Industrial Complex

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:03 | 2689572 Robot Traders Mom
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You're right, but people are waking up.

 

Shit's gettin' real.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:00 | 2689867 J in Vegas
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My personal experience with people out here is that there is a decent size group of "awake" people living out here. I was talking to my new barback last week about some stuff and he was talking about in 5 years buying a farm and living "off grid" . This was before I even started into my libertarian ranting.....

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:51 | 2690014 Anusocracy
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I remain hopeful.

 

Minority Rules: Scientists Discover Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the tipping point where a minority belief becomes the majority opinion. The finding has implications for the study and influence of societal interactions ranging from the spread of innovations to the movement of political ideals.

“When the number of committed opinion holders is below 10 percent, there is no visible progress in the spread of ideas. It would literally take the amount of time comparable to the age of the universe for this size group to reach the majority,” said SCNARC Director Boleslaw Szymanski, the Claire and Roland Schmitt Distinguished Professor at Rensselaer. “Once that number grows above 10 percent, the idea spreads like flame.”

http://news.rpi.edu/update.do?artcenterkey=2902&setappvar=page%281%29

 

Humans and monkeys share Machiavellian intelligence

Alpha males, who rule the 50 or so macaques in the troop, use threats and violence to hold on to the safest sleeping places, the best food, and access to the females in the group with whom they want to have sex. Like human dictators intent on holding power, dominant monkeys use frequent and unpredictable aggression as an effective form of intimidation. Less powerful members of the rhesus macaque group are marginalized and forced to live on the edges of the group’s area, where they are vulnerable to predator attacks. They must wait for the others to eat first and then have the leftovers; they have sex only when the dominant monkeys are not looking.

....

Struggles for power within a group sometimes culminate in a revolution, in which all members of the most dominant family are suddenly attacked by entire families of subordinates. These revolutions result in drastic changes in the structure of power within rhesus societies, not unlike those occurring following human revolutions.

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-10/uoc-ham102407.php

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:45 | 2690227 rambo1028
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"An idea whose time has come cannot be stopped by any government or any army" My effing hero

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:54 | 2690020 AldousHuxley
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living off grid doesn't work in a country that's in deep shit. When the trouble comes, some crazy guy is going to direct the mad mob to RELOCATE YOU under the gun

 

plenty of people lived off grid in russia, but Russia politburo forced them to move wherever they wanted them. RELOCATION GULAGS.

 

It is not like native americans lived in manhattan....they lived in tribes middle of nowhere, and they also were RELOCATED

Japanese American farmers in middle of nowhere california.....RELOCATED to high desert of WYOMING

Jews in German farms....RELOCATED TO OVENS

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 05:38 | 2690268 BigDuke6
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Yeah 16 million of 'em i heard.

never forget.

Sat, 08/11/2012 - 04:27 | 2696580 e-recep
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let's say 160 million. oh wait, how about 1.16 billion? we are the victors, we can write the history as we please.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:24 | 2689625 john39
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you left out big pharma, big ag, big media...  why not just call it what it is, umbrella corp.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:26 | 2689632 mick_richfield
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Yes, beware them -- if you're living in 1992.

Their time has already passed and they know it, and they are leaving -- and leaving their less talented minions behind to distract you while they -- go elsewhere.

What you should beware of is the fact that their last idiot minions are playing the game as if there's no tomorrow.

Buy gold if you're an optimist. 

If you're a realist, buy food, and get the hell out of Dodge.

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:10 | 2690051 Freddie
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You left out the media/TV/Hollywood.  Too many morons here who watch TV and Hollywood crap.  They are sheep support The Matrix.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:18 | 2690068 Uncle Remus
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"The whole world's watching" -

something else on TV...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:50 | 2689516 Popo
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Not quite France 1789, but perhaps Russia 1905. My guess is that it will start with random acts of violence against banks and bankers. Then there will be small uprisings. And only after the waters have been tested will we likely see wide scale chaos and violence slowly morph into something more organized.

But it will start with individual acttions ... All of which will be dismissed as "crazy", of course.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:53 | 2689527 LetThemEatRand
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Doubtful.  We live in a police state the likes of which have been seen before only in science fiction.  And most of the modern-day subjects of the oligopoly are happily absorbed by farmville, dancing with the stars, or the Red Team/Blue Team debate. 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:00 | 2689557 CunnyFunt
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Nobody is going to say, "Fuck the police state"?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:28 | 2689636 mick_richfield
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Not now, honey.  i'm busy.

 

Oh, OK -- Fuck the Police State!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:09 | 2689564 CompassionateFascist
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Clear Channel, a.k.a. neo-con radio. Majority Control: Bain Capital. Bain Capital: Israel front operation from Day One. Mittinz: the ultimate Shabbatz Goy.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:30 | 2689643 mick_richfield
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Oh, knock it off with the fucking Israelis.

Nobody real cares anymore.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:38 | 2689663 john39
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i care.  you are not paying attention if you can't see israel trying to drag the united states into yet another pointless evil war in the ME, totally contrary to the interests of U.S. citizens, not to mention basic morality.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:39 | 2689666 A Lunatic
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Being drug.........kicking and screaming we are...................

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:46 | 2689686 mick_richfield
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No -- yes -- OK -- I know -- you're right.  They are doing that.

Been there, done that, got the t-shirt with their holes in it.

What I mean is --  I just don't give a shit anymore about those guys.

I don't care about their story any more.  It is not relevant to my species.

I belong to the future, and they do not.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:58 | 2689719 john39
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i don't disagree with you really...  but there is no more running from this.  either a significant portion of humanity wakes up and fights backs now, or the future holds only real slavery for most of us and our children.  i am not trying to sound overly dramatic, but there is no country that will be a safe place to hide.  and the system won't just fall apart on its own.  hard times ahead, even if enough of us wake up.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:14 | 2689762 nmewn
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Good point, lets not get distracted with jooos, welfare, religion, birth control etc...its right there, before our eyes.

THEY-ARE-STEALING-OUR-LABOR-OUR-LIBERTY-AND-OUR-COUNTRY.

I don't care who "they" are..."they" are my enemy.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:11 | 2690055 LetThemEatRand
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"They" are the oligarchs you worship.  You have Koch in your mouth.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:07 | 2690325 nmewn
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Thanks for making my point.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:03 | 2690323 Disenchanted
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But the Chik-Fil-A thing  is much more important in the larger scheme. /s

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:34 | 2689822 knightowl77
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Seriously? What country would not try to get the worlds only super power involved on their side??..the problem is OUR so called leaders for letting us get dragged into these things....OUR pols bowing to every special interest group, and the Israelis have a powerful lobby......

The problem is DC, NOT Israel.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:19 | 2690067 Freddie
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The muslim is a shill for the Saudis.  

(The rest of this post has been removed by Skynet)

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:18 | 2690208 AnAnonymous
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US citizens inventing their own oppression... How topical.

US citizenism, victimhood is high...

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:59 | 2690232 Mad Cow
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The odorous mass writhe behind the lobe.

Plop!

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:19 | 2690343 TheFourthStooge-ing
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I knew this would eventually happen: AnAnonymous and Freddie are replying to each other.

This could get interesting. Between the two of them, they comprise a fullwit.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:29 | 2690355 Disenchanted
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Between the two of them, they comprise a halfwit.

 

fixed...

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 07:32 | 2690331 Disenchanted
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Freddie continues with his willful ignorance:

 

"The muslim is a shill for the Saudis."

 

Obama was a creation of rich Jews(just another one of their Manchurian Candidates, they have them in both flavors, (R) or (D)) from day of one of his political career. His main handler David Axlerod is a Jew.

 

Downvoted you for persisting with the Obama is a muslim/muzzie bullshit.

 

I've given you all the background and links supporting my position before...on multiple threads/posts. I'm not bothering again.

 

Saudis = Donmeh

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:12 | 2689579 Popo
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How did that Police State work out for the Batman theater goers? Violence is unfortunately, extremely do-able and governments cannot prevent it.

The reality that no government wants to admit is that violence is:

1) easy
2) totally unpreventable if someone wants it.

There's a statist mythology that says the military is "too powerful". The propagandists want people to believe that it is impossible. History says that's complete bullshit.

Remember the DC sniper? That was one man (well technically he had a driver) who brought the city to its knees for a week. That's one guy with a sniper rifle -- in Washington D.C. -- one of the most the most protected cities in the world.

What would 3 with sniper rifles men do? 5 men? 20 men? And what if their targets had been political? The reality is that this stuff is terrifyingly easy. Bringing down compete chaos, and utter fear among the elites is absolutely not difficult.

Russia 1905 is a good example of how this stuff happens. It starts with random acts of violence and then it grows. I'm not good at guessing "when", which is why I'm a shitty investor, but I do believe it's probably coming sometime in the next decade or two... I hope not, because the reality is that when this shit starts it gets much worse for most people over the short term. (MUCH worse). But history does what history does...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:26 | 2689630 ACP
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The police state only works on people who obey the law and/or have been targeted for their non-conformist views. The key is to make people who disagree think they have less power than they do. And it's worked so far.

Ordinary citizens are kept in fear (purposely) while those in power have all the protection they want/need. When someone gets elected who is not a sociopath (Giffords), she pays the price so those with real power can further their cause. All the while, the socipaths and psychopaths like Pelosi, Reid, Bachus, Fwank, etc, hide in their high castles.

Something, someone, somewhere, will break and it will start a chain reaction like shards of U-235 that have just been merged into a 10.5 lb ball and reached critical mass.

 

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:21 | 2690074 Freddie
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Just out curiousity - do you watch TV like the other sheep?  The serfs who watch TV and Hollywood's shit are brainwashed by and their viewership supports The Matrix.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:35 | 2689656 john39
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government creates violence...  the batman shooting and recent temple shooting have patsy/set-up written all over them...     btw, the russian revolution, started by agents of the wall street banks.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:11 | 2689732 New World Chaos
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Yup.  This is part of their strategy to take away our guns before they slaughter us.  We all knew these kinds of false flags were coming.  Frankly, I'm surprised they waited this long.

Repost on some similarities between the Batman and Sikh Temple shootings: 

There were accomplices and the media ignores this because it doesn't fit the conclusions they are herding us towards.

The police investigations are actually coverups which help push the official story.

The victims were chosen for a high probability of being disarmed (by theatre policy in the Batman case- though the media will never tell you that the body count was high due to a LACK of guns).  No self-defense --> high body count --> more emotional impact to sell the story.

The Batman shooter had been worked over by military shrinks; the Sikh shooter worked for US Army psyops.

The canned script comes out immediately- Fascism will protect your children!  Never mind that fascism has historically killed thousands of times more children than lone nutters, but thanks to public education, logic and history are not Americans' strong points.

The father of the Batman shooter was due to testify to Congress on LIBOR manipulation and trillions in offshore accounts: http://anoncentral.tumblr.com/post/28109989079/colorado-massacre-linked-to-historic-bank-fraud

One of the Sikh victims was the father of the guy who made the documentary "Sirius", which is about free energy and UFO coverups:  http://www.prisonplanet.com/seeking-the-devil-sikh-shooting-is-a-deep-state-psy-op.html

There was obviously considerable planning, and yet the MSM would have us believe that this was just some hateful redneck who said "All ragheads look the same to me" and so didn't even learn the basics about Sikhs (they are hippies).

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:17 | 2689937 kekekekekekeke
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where is your newsletter

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:15 | 2690002 New World Chaos
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Sorry, keep meaning to get around to it but my life is a bit shambolic at this point, with health problems, employment problems, tenant problems, and bureaucratic problems.  It's all survivable (as far as I know) but it's just draining and depressing.  Feels like the tentacles are closing in.  This is why I haven't been posting as much as before.  When I start the newsletter, you will be one of the first to know.  Thanks for poking me.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:37 | 2690087 Freddie
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Yeah the whole Sikh thing makes no sense.  No way the shooter was that stupid.  Sikhs have been defending themslves against muslims.  More than a few have been martyred fir not converting to islam.

Sikhs are pretty low key and mellow. 

The Batman guy had no clue.  He had the dazed Sirhan look.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 05:47 | 2690274 BigDuke6
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The sikh women have been targeted as much as the whites by the muslim rape gangs.

http://in.news.yahoo.com/sikhs-protest-against-sexual-exploitation-commu...

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 21:56 | 2692846 New World Chaos
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The link above discusses the possibility that the shooter wasn't the real James Holmes.  They look different, especially the nose.  So they could have grabbed the real guy, drugged him, then dumped him at the scene, dazed and not remembering the shooting.  How to get him to tell the cops about all the professionally made bombs in his apartment?  Perhaps they used Scopolamine, aka Devil's Breath.  The Illuminati would love this stuff.  It removes the will, blocks formation of long term memories, and sometimes leaves the victim retarded afterwards.  Colombian gangs use it to get people to "consensually" empty their bank accounts and houses.  Voodoo sorcerers use it (in the form of Datura) during the second stage of zombification, when they dig up the victim and make him think he is in Hell.

Looks like the Batman judge is in on the coverup too. Gag orders all around. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/judge-asked-reconsider-gag-order-mov...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:24 | 2689785 Rusty Diggins
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Really?? that's the best scenario they can come up with?  Who wrote that, the screen writer from Lost?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:41 | 2689836 vulcanraven
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This ^

 

Good to see the Patriot Act, NDAA, and TSA are doing such a bang up job at keeping America safe, bravo!

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 08:35 | 2690471 Jethro
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The DC sniper wasn't even a particularly good marksman either. It's difficult to miss a center mass silhouette shot with a .223 / 5.56 at 100 yards or less. But, historically...most sniper shots fall within this range anyways. Snipers have always been force multipliers.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:08 | 2689582 A Lunatic
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And the rest of them are sitting in the comfort and safety of their air conditioned residences feverishly pecking away at computer keyboards bitching to the ether about the hopiumless state of affairs we find ourselves in.....

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:13 | 2689585 toady
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The real question is;

will the police state follow the general's orders and kill their countrymen when they refuse to turn over weapons, or will they side with their countrymen and turn against TPTB?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:14 | 2689604 Dr. Engali
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As long as they are getting paid and taken care of the majority will protect the status quo. After all their pensions are on the line.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:18 | 2689613 toady
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I'm afraid that will be the response.

They will still want the three hots & a cot even after the fiat is worthless.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:01 | 2689728 forexskin
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when it happened in russia in '89, i don't think they did much of anything for 3 hots and a cot.

by the time it gets that way here, the military will have a very few highly publicized ops (think 5 or 6 x like waco or ruby ridge, but bigger) that result in a hidden split and a declining paralysis. the swat cities will be more interesting, as the battle lines there will have been drawn for much longer.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:53 | 2689856 HardAssets
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Hmmmm . . . maybe . . . . but then as I recall, the Soviet troops stood down despite orders from on high when the USSR fell. They refused to turn rifles and tanks against their countrymen.

Who knows what will happen. There's likely to be a great deal going on under the surface that none of us are aware of.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:43 | 2690098 Freddie
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When the wall was falling in E Europe and the roth klan's new scam was unfolding - Gen Jarezelski was getting pressure from Moscow.  He knew the Polish army would side with the public.  He decided to do nothing. 

I think the "great deal" in Russia was the KGB or GRU or whatever was quietly planning with the oligarchs to grab everything.  The oligarchs all happen to be.......

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 05:49 | 2690276 BigDuke6
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actually only a feeble 6 of the 7 were ....

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:57 | 2689861 HardAssets
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Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:21 | 2689774 10mm
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This whole gun buisness in media is by design,obviously.We didn't even hit full steam ahead on guns.Wait till carnage shows up with devices in market.Example,the Slide Fire Stock that's been"get ready"approved by the ATF.

Ok,the technical aspect is it works off the "Bump Fire"concept without spring or applicaton that the ATF designates automatic fire from said device.But,TPTB KNOW that such a device will be mishandled and Ba Boom,FEAR and destruction.Ok,let's give them the rope to hang themselfs and end result is,restrictions and less freedom and slavery.This device has been on market for sometime,but it will rear its head.Unreal whats happeining.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:54 | 2689858 A Lunatic
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Then let he who mishandles the product suffer the consequence of HIS OWN IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS for fucking once and leave the rest of the law abiding citizenry the fuck alone.........

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 01:22 | 2690132 Lednbrass
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Those things are just plain fun to shoot, it would be advisable for anyody who wants one to pick it up now for cash. Using a traceable credit card will only lead to later confiscation like the Akins Accelerator customers.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 03:04 | 2690196 SubjectivObject
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Fun to shoot, but not practical.

Mosin Nagant: Fun to shoot, practical, with a long history of proven performance, and cheaper (with ammo!) than most tacticool gizmos.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:17 | 2689607 Dr. Engali
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Yes we live in a powerful police state, but funny things happen when people start getting hungry and the system gets overwhelmed with chaos. A lot of the forces will opt out to protect their families.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:01 | 2689727 XitSam
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The regime knows that families will need to be protected to reassure the force. The posts and nearby off-base housing will be turned into green zones.  You've mentioned before that pay and pensions will be a motivating factor, Doc.  I'd like to suggest another ... "Did you hear about Solinski in 1st platoon? Right between the eyes from a god damn sniper! Fuck these bullshit Patriots! They want to restore the Constitution ... they're the ones trying to tear it down! We're the Army for chrissakes and these pricks are shooting at us for distributing food and gathering up the guns so people are safe. After Montez' memorial service this afternoon, I just don't give a fuck, either these fuckin' civilians start doin' what they're told or I'm gonna place my selector switch on fully automatic and commence firing."

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:00 | 2690032 Andre
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A"food distribution point" will probably look somethng like this.

http://www.shamash.org/holocaust/photos/images/Maidan02.jpg

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:10 | 2690048 pd45
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Dr. Your dreaming. Do you see cops, fireman, public teachers, or any public empoyees givingup their sarlaries and bloated pensions as their municipalites go bankrupt?

Unless you are talking about the uniformed military, you can forget about 'civil servents' of any sort helping out.

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 01:01 | 2690117 StychoKiller
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The Police State was only minutes away while James Holmes was ventilating people in Aurora, Co...

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 09:54 | 2690806 exi1ed0ne
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Ass-rapes still happen in prison, one of the most controlled populations in the States with a higher cop to inmate ratio than elsewhere.

Just sayin.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:56 | 2689541 A Lunatic
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Wouldn't people have to get off their asses for this to happen though?

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:37 | 2690086 pd45
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None of us will get up. We've all be pussified. We've been told "don't resist. let them take the car", "don't fight back, you'll get injured". "don't help other people, you'll just be sued"  In schools, our children are told not even to defend themselves, simply "notify the authorities".

We've been so passivfied and pussified that we no longer know how to defend our freedom. In fact, I doubt anyone know what true freedom is.  

Man, I love this country and my fellow countrymen, but in the past 20 years or so, we've on a wrong path.

 

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 10:03 | 2690856 exi1ed0ne
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Don't confuse aggressive action with effective action. Situations change, and nothing is static. Resistance takes many forms, including sites like this. I buy more food than I can consume, not so I can live like a prince in a mad max world, but so I can be in the best position to render aid others. I buy guns and ammo, not to be the warlord in a mad max world, but so I can best take care of my own security and the security of my family and neighbors. I buy Au and Ag because every ounce in my hot little hands is a vote of no confidence in the current regime, and it is one less ounce to back 100's of paper certificates.

It takes more balls to swallow that manly pride and surrender in the short term in order to win the long game. They WANT you to fight since it makes you easier to neutralize. The goal is to WIN, not massage your own ego.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:48 | 2689696 rayduh4life
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Only two things these asshats understand: more money and their own blood.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:24 | 2689769 tlnzz
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"But it will start with individual acttions ... All of which will be dismissed as "crazy", of course."

It already has.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:27 | 2689794 Shizzmoney
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I think it will either take a great "reveal" when some wiki cable comes out that really gets people pissed off, more so than a slowly organized uprising (although possible), when shit goes down.

People defend the fraudulent society, however.  The generation from the 60s, the 70s....they really think shit could be worse, and what the bankers and the corporate governance has convinced them is that if you aim for it all and end up having to settle what they give you, and you can be OK with that. 

Good luck with that if you are TPTB.

 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 22:55 | 2689860 bankruptcylawyer
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you are kidding yourself.

 

the people with the balls and means to do anything, are usually the wingnut sociopath racists who think killing sieks or movie goers is the path of righteousness.

half the godamn occupy wall streeters are so distracted by their haze of marijuana , and or distracted anger at about 15 or 20 different perceived grievances, that they couldn't give you a coherent explanation of how it is the that too big too faills succeed in screwing america.

they operate wtih buzz-concepts. in other words they are 'useful idiots'. who is their useful leader? no-one. arguably , captured by the main street democrativ party tryin to get them to vote  . for obama...

meaniwhile amy goodman from democracy now is counting on 'us' to care about what the green party is doing. seriously. this isn't going to to change at all until the poverty level gets FAR worse. yes, FAR worse.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:05 | 2690043 toady
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Charlie is happy with a bowl of rice and a little rat meat.

I don't think merkins will be...

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:55 | 2689520 ZH11
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Don't extinguish your own life, start hanging the bastards from Wall Street just like in Rome in 1945.

Upside down though, anything else it too good from them.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:53 | 2689523 ncdirtdigger
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Thank you Mr Geithner.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:42 | 2689674 grunk
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If the dummy had a thinner neck, it would be the spitting image of Geithner.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:57 | 2689532 Bill D. Cat
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They will carry on with their lives .

 

Like nothing happened .

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:55 | 2689534 Bunga Bunga
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Don't worry, just a new ad campaign of an Italian fashion brand.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:55 | 2689536 john39
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it already happend here and in other countries...  people set themselves on fire.  The U.S. case involved child support issues...  but that too is tied in with the big picture of a corpratist government squeezing the life out of the common people to benefit the big corporations (not small business). 

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 20:57 | 2689545 Barry Freed
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Clear Channel Outdoor spokesman Jim Cullinan said in a statement. "This is not an innocent protest, but it is illegal and dangerous behavior that Clear Channel Outdoor and the industry will not accept."

If this is form of protest is not innocent, but, "illegal and dangerous" behavior, what will they call it when those are bankers and oligarchs hanging from billboards?

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:00 | 2689555 Death and Gravity
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""This is not an innocent protest, but it is illegal and dangerous behavior that Clear Channel Outdoor and the industry will not accept.""

Coming to a country near you, soon: No protests are innocent. All protesting will be criminal, or even treasonous.

Good Americans will not Protest. Silence is Strength!

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:09 | 2689586 Paul Atreides
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Fuck off government troll.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:45 | 2689684 Bringin It
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Relax dude.  /sarc on/off

Obvious humor

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 23:44 | 2689998 Death and Gravity
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The Prozac is weak with this one.

Thu, 08/09/2012 - 00:51 | 2690108 Freddie
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LOL!  I wonder how many dumb fkkks here watch TV and hollywood's shit - as it supports The Matrix and the elites.   The sheep traded their liberty for a clicker and HD.  Dumb serfs.

Wed, 08/08/2012 - 21:47 | 2689690 grunk
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Shit, you weren't moving the billboard space.

The protesters probably helped you.

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