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Presenting Italy's Violent (Artistically So... For Now) Take On Globalization

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They can strike... Or they can create post-modernist art. They appear to have taken the latter approach for now. Once they realize that artistically beheading fictitious clowns (whose burgers cost over $17 in Zurich, thank you stable dollar policy) does not pay the entitlement benefits, the former is next in the queue.

h/t @Future_Shock

 


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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:17 | Link to Comment oogs66
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i think they have it backwards and ronald should be holding a nice italian head in his hands

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:30 | Link to Comment Popo
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Drawing a cartoon would have been faster.   But then again, European cartoonists don't get government sponsored grants to live fat and not work.   

 

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:42 | Link to Comment alpha60
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good thing the contemporary artists do.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:05 | Link to Comment Popo
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it is?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:06 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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Piss Christ was funded by the NEA.  Remember that one?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:37 | Link to Comment Id fight Gandhi
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Yah, try it with the star of David and see what they do.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:38 | Link to Comment Manzilla
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Being a cartoonist may not but just being a European does.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:17 | Link to Comment falak pema
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laughing medusa and scowling Perseus. The times are a changing.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:17 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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Yup, Art beats working for a living.   Also makes for better conversation at the expresso counters

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:23 | Link to Comment Hansel
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Trading beats working for a living.

Sports beats working for a living.

Acting beats working for a living.

Federal Reserve economist beats working for a living.

Congressman beats working for a living.

Lobbyist beats working for a living.

POTUS beats working for a living.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Sophist Economicus
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...And because I absolutely suck at all of the above, I work for a living...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:14 | Link to Comment Mad Cow
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You would fit right in! ;)

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:32 | Link to Comment Don Keot
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What exactly to they produce?  I guess it's whats called "Intelectual capitol"

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:34 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Good points!

I'll get hammered here, but I like art and support it when I can. I dabble too. Life would be a little "less" without it. Ditto music, dance, etc.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 22:11 | Link to Comment WebWeasel
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When a society stops supporting art it has died.

Notice that even the most broke eastern european countries still could keep an arts program going?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:31 | Link to Comment ZeroPower
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Art is for hipsters. Well, new age "i liked this BEFORE it was considered art" art.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:18 | Link to Comment tickhound
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Art foreshadowing life.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:18 | Link to Comment Ancona
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17 bucks for a BigMac hamburger sandwich?

WTF????

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:01 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Remember what Uncle Sam says ;)

THE PRICE OF FREEDOM IS NEVER TO HIGH!

 and as a Big Mac seems to be the symbol of freedom to most Americans.... SUPER SIZE IT AND BE A PATRIOT!

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:59 | Link to Comment speculator
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W/ fries and drink, incl tax. McDonalds here are much nicer and incomes are higher.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:26 | Link to Comment falak pema
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that's as inflated as the price of a hooker in the trastavere! Now that bunga bunga has sent hooker prices up through the roof in Italy. Every gal wants to be on berlusconi tv and msm radar. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:20 | Link to Comment pepperspray
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What's that in the background?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:35 | Link to Comment cpnscarlet
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I'm not totally sure, but my idea of great Italian art is the Neptune Fountain in Bologna.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:03 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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My Idea of art is Naked chicks doing naked chick stuff.

That's why: INVEST IN PORN!

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR MONEY IS?!

Mine's in the DVD player right now!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:38 | Link to Comment Zaphod B.
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More Americana in the form of Wonder Woman. Wasn't she a cup size larger?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:43 | Link to Comment hunglow
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Those are half of the important things in life.  The other half is down stairs.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:21 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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Tities by his left knee. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:49 | Link to Comment centerline
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I must be slowing down as I get older. Otherwise I would have picked that up on radar right away. LOL.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:31 | Link to Comment grunk
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They are Wendy's.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:22 | Link to Comment AcidRastaHead
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The Burger King never would have fallen so easily.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:53 | Link to Comment caerus
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nor the dairy queen...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Pool Shark
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nor the Hebrew Nation(al)

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:44 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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nor Oscar Mayer, but then Michelle Bachmann will take care of him.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:26 | Link to Comment Central Wanker
Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:27 | Link to Comment I am a Man I am...
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so this is what you get when you compete with the mighty meatball

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:27 | Link to Comment PaperBugsBurn
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hell yes... mcdonalds, burger king, walmart, taco bell, all of it must go... small businesses must rule the roost and limits (taxation) on wealth accumulation must be imposed... why the fuck do you need a billion dollars?????

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:32 | Link to Comment lubyanka
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Stop calling it a $17 burger. A Big Mac costs 6.50 Swiss Francs, as you can see on the McDonalds website. Google will tell how much that is in USD. $17 is the price of the meal.
I really like reading ZeroHedge and all but this sensationalist b/s has to stop.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:34 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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well then those sure are some expensive french fries and a coke

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:50 | Link to Comment centerline
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you mean Freedom Fries?  Or is that behind us now too?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:37 | Link to Comment tom a taxpayer
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"$17 is the price of the meal." Is it a Happy Meal?  I'll pay $17 but it better be a Happy Meal.  I ain't paying $17 for a Sad Meal or a Melancholy Meal or a Mellow Meal or an O.K. Meal or a Pleasant Meal or a Mildly Amusing Meal. It better be a HAPPY MEAL or a certain clown is going to get a boot up his ass. 

Don't disappoint me. I want to be happy.

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

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:35 | Link to Comment Debt Rolling
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Yep, it was actually the price of a complete menu and not a Big Mac. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:37 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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That BM meal costs about $3.50 US in Hong Kong.

The truth is Switzerland is a beautiful country, but has always been an overpriced rip- off. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:03 | Link to Comment speculator
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I think $3.50 is just the burger price in the US. I think in Switz the burger is chf 6.50 incl tax.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:56 | Link to Comment speculator
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I live in Zurich, and yes, that is the meal price including 8% tax. Also consider that Swiss McDonalds are far nicer than those in the US. They have spotless bathrooms, free wifi, comfortable booths, nice decor, big-screen TVs with sports, beer, and even table service (you order as usual at the counter, but they come around once in a while and ask if you'd like a coffee or anything - oh, and the coffee is espresso, not drip, and comes with a little chocolate). The beef, (real) cheese and potatoes come from Switzerland and are subject to more stringent health and animal welfare regulations. Entry-level employees (polite, efficient, multilingual, rarely morbidly obese) make 3800CHF/m if full-time. 

Yes, Switzerland is expensive, but it's not just because the dollar is down. This place was never cheap, but you are getting something for your money, even if it's just the privilege of walking though Swiss streets. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:11 | Link to Comment Dirt Rat
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Prices are high, but then again so is the level of civilization.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:52 | Link to Comment Hulk
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Big Mac and a beer...Yuk...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:12 | Link to Comment Silver Dreamer
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The last time I checked, most people buy the meal.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:33 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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If they think McDonald's is the root of their problem, they are bigger clowns than I thought.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:37 | Link to Comment baby_BLYTHE
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Time to party like it's 1789 here in the good ole' USofA!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:50 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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Last time they blamed a group of people who would not trust govenrment issued fiat paper backed by "labor". This group of people prefered to hold physical PMs, gold and silver. They stored their PMs in various ways: coins, cuttlery, ornaments.... hamsa amulets, menorrahs.

They were demonized by the system. The sheeple who did not heed their warning and trusted the government saw their life savings crumble to dust.  The sheeple in blind desperation, idiocy, envy, and cognitive dissonance, turned against their former PM holding friends, colleagues, neighbors, spouses. The sheeple did the government's work. There was no need to employ armies of inspectors to figure out who was a PM holder.

The PM holders were stripped of their belongings, and sent to death.

This time, they will try to do the same to any and all PM holders.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:58 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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I like it when history repeats......or at least rhymes. Saves brain cells and muscle since I don't need to imagine a different future and then actually create it.

Thank you Big Brother.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:42 | Link to Comment Don Keot
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Yes, what we have is people seeing things as they think they should be, rather than how they actually are.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:33 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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If they think McDonald's is the root of their problem, they are bigger clowns than I thought.

 No. That head is a symbol of the US world order. Those people have correcty identified the root of the crisis: the US.

Beheading that clown means terminating the US world order.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:45 | Link to Comment Freewheelin Franklin
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The problem is, McD's is a franchise. Each store is independently owned and operated. Why do they hate small business owners? 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:08 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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no they are not.   those arches are a sign of money leaving the community.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:47 | Link to Comment Pay Day Today
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Franchise owners can expropriate and rebrand the stores they own as part of the revolution!!!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:03 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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that's a brilliant idea actually.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:26 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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What are you talking about? You make it sound like small business owners and US world order are not compatible.

These small business owners are working for the US world order.

What is going to be the next cheap propaganda? something like a US world order military based on private means should not be fought against because that would mean hate private property, small business owners as the soldiers own their own gear? Or stuff like that?

Sidetracking might be nice but not the case here, really cheap propaganda.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:52 | Link to Comment Don Keot
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We are ready for the word to take over the world.  The US has a military presence in 171 countries ready and waiting.  Or maybe we are there just to support the local economies.  What would happen if they just all came home?  Remember the Guam scandal and all the shoes?  It was revealed the US pays $9,000,000 a month rent for the base and that is a fraction of what is spent globally.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 04:25 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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What do it means "supporting the local economy"?

The US by injecting those $9M rises the level of activity for local resources to be shipped toward the US and the US organized world.

Wishing for a non loss convey line is a pipe dream. The world is organized to support the needs of the US citizens. It can not be a one hundred per cent return process in favour of the US citizens.

This is how it works. There is always an input/output ratio here.

If one puts one USD on the table to get nine USD in return, you have to put that one USD return to get the nine in return.

Focusing on the loss wont hide the gain realized in the process: cheap propaganda.

Of course, in order to organise the world in that US world order, the US has to put something on the table, but what is got in return is much bigger than what the US has put on the table.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:35 | Link to Comment Milton Waddams
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No worries, The Hamburglar will grind that head down and reconstruct it as a McNugget.  Mmmm...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:49 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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pics or it didn't happen!

http://www.snopes.com/food/prepare/msm.asp

*gag*

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:36 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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I probably shouldn't show this picture to my 4 year old. She loves McDonalds.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:48 | Link to Comment Freewheelin Franklin
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Why not? I remember one time when my buddy bagged a doe. We told his 5 or 6 year old daughter we were eating Bambi's mother. It didn't bother her. She loved that venison.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:37 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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how does one hold a severed bankers head if its bald ?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:39 | Link to Comment marcusfenix
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...with a plunger

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Manthong
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...with a plunger

That has meaning on more than one level.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:51 | Link to Comment marcusfenix
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indeed

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:21 | Link to Comment WonderDawg
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That's pretty damn funny, actually.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:52 | Link to Comment FIAT_FixItAgainTony
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+10 first good chuckle out loud of the day.

Thank you sir.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:41 | Link to Comment Barnaby
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Just like a bowling ball.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:44 | Link to Comment Alasdair
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Plunger.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Cognitive Dissonance
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Lovely

Bernanke trying it on for size.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:05 | Link to Comment Manthong
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+1

So the acceptance phase is when you embrace the plunger?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment FIAT_FixItAgainTony
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+20 second good laugh of the day.  Thank you as well.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:49 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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Eye Sockets.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:59 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Beat me to it :)

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:57 | Link to Comment JohnG
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Eye  sockets.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:05 | Link to Comment narnia
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you hold it by his beard

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:09 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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with a pike

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:40 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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Masterpiece!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:42 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXw-1lW1zOk You know you gotta stand tall, a man can't crawl. Italy's clowns all look American now.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:59 | Link to Comment Manthong
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..nice guitar and drums, but it's hard to beat the original.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVHP7jR8_8o

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:46 | Link to Comment Barnaby
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Vulgus vult decipi. Let them turn their attention to the American clown.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:47 | Link to Comment fuu
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I'm confused.

Europeans protest, riot, etc and are mocked for being lazy good for nothing socialists.

Americans sit on their ass and do nothing and are mocked for being passive sheeple.

wtf?

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:50 | Link to Comment Caveman93
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It's called...prepping.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9jtr0y_dcU

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:58 | Link to Comment wisefool
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It is the entitlement debate on a global scale. And a conflict of TPTB managment systems.

Europe would tell the USA that they "gave" USA independence, the system of laws, and financing to build the nation, along with the management systems/culture for slaves (both literal and metaphorical) For this reason they should be able to continue to extract the "precious" (work product,tax turbos to have a feedback loop on the worlds printing press,  and colonial gold stilll stored in the FRB). They expect this perrogative to endure unabated forever.

The USA is in a similar position wrt to china, but china is not a bunch of hoopleheaded dirt farmers who are going to elect a IRS agent and urban cowboy to the republican ticket. Both Bachmann and Perry were camapign workers for DEMOCRATIC Party US presidential candidates.

Ron Paul = This era's General Andrew Jackson. Imagine what the world would be like if the USA did not allow him to bring some clarity to the post colonial period.

Now back to DWTS.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:29 | Link to Comment hbjork1
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Andy Jackson had an 1837 depression and a lot of people that wanted to be rid of him.  But when the Erie canal was finished, he had a big, fertile acessable land to the west.  Anybody that wasn't happy could pick up and head west to claim their grant.  An individual could make his own life.  If you didn't, it was your own fault.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment wisefool
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General Jackson did not administer a 60,000 page tax code, that Keynes himself admitted only serves the purpose of socially engineering people.

Contrary to your suggestion, there was no tax imposed based on the cut of your "individual" jib back then. I am sure there were highwaymen, trolls under bridges,etc. But I dont think you got a tax write off to put solar panels on your house out west in seattle washington......

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:28 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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But when the Erie canal was finished, he had a big, fertile acessable land to the west.  Anybody that wasn't happy could pick up and head west to claim their grant.  An individual could make his own life.  If you didn't, it was your own fault.

 

Ah, those good old days when the Indians sponsored the US unique experiment. Was credible in those times.

Alas, the world is running short of Indians...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:38 | Link to Comment wisefool
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you mean people that still pay taxes? Last I heard, was less than 50%.

Buffet is out again today saying that he pays a lower rate than the 20 people in his office. Love him or hate him, he knows whats up. paraphrase "congress criters spend a huge amount of time and energy try to help us uber wealthy folks preserve our uber wealth. Its like we are a spotted owls or something and can't defend ourselves. Ridiculous and unfair"

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 04:27 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Indians were paying taxes?

No, it  clearly means Indians, that is people sitting on resources that are untouched and untapped and that could be used to fuel the US unique experiment expansion.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:49 | Link to Comment marcusfenix
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they should have added in the taco bell dog...make it look like he was trying to jump up and snatch ronalds head from the guy who cut it off...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:50 | Link to Comment Freewheelin Franklin
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Here leeezard leeezard leeezard.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:54 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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your turn for the infinite LOL points - thanks for that!!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:52 | Link to Comment SheepDog-One
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If the Italians think McDonalds is the root of their problems they should all cut their own clown heads off.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:58 | Link to Comment fuu
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Yes SD-1 this statue sums up the entire Italian mindset. One guys art speaks for the millions of Italians.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:04 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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McDonalds often symbolises amrka, as does Hollywood - it's a form of global shorthand, similar to "chinese plastic shit" - one word, or image, conveys so much. . .

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:56 | Link to Comment Catullus
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I think I saw this in the Vatican. Canova, right?

Where's the madonna with child?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 12:59 | Link to Comment Rodent Freikorps
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Is it made of plastic? That would be fitting.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:00 | Link to Comment dropdeadfed
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No solid gold statue of lady justice holding the Bernanke's head whilst standing on a pile of bloody cash?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:40 | Link to Comment hbjork1
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How much would you need in commissions to get that started for our increasingly cluttered National Mall in DC.  That is something I could donate to.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:09 | Link to Comment NotApplicable
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The only thing good about that place is that someday, it too, will be owned by the dandelions.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:01 | Link to Comment gimli
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We need to get SEALs in there quick to get out the Colonel and the Burger King guy.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:40 | Link to Comment Tunga
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"We're sorry. All of our McRapid reaction McForces are currently either deployed or dead. Thanks for playing."

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:34 | Link to Comment Mercury
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A pretty lame work of "art" actually considering that the explicit classical reference and contemporary political context should be doing most of the heavy lifting.

Put some cowering children or Berlusconi hotties in front of "Perseus" there....turning into lard at the sight of Ronald's clown face.  Or show how the old world hero turns the severed but still dangerous head of the monster toward the faces of his tormentors (American multi-nationals one presumes?) Now we're talking....

Anyway, the myth in question comes not from the Romans but the Greeks (you talentless art school hacks).  Wait untill they turn the severed head of the Euro onto the faces of their tormentors....and transform half of Europe's banks into stone.....Ha!

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:02 | Link to Comment Don Keot
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Maybe he could have put some Medusa snakes on it for a more evil impact.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:44 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Put some cowering children or Berlusconi hotties in front of "Perseus" there....turning into lard at the sight of Ronald's clown face.

Turning obese would do the trick.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:17 | Link to Comment Hobbleknee
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How does McDonalds do so well in Europe when all the eurofags claim to hate it?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:36 | Link to Comment YHC-FTSE
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African immigration and pernicious cultural brainwashing of the young. What else?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Dr. Acula
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Exactly.

Maybe the artist should stop producing childish art that glorifies aggression, and instead work to remove the felt uneasiness of millions of consumers as the McDonalds brand has done.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:54 | Link to Comment Freewheelin Franklin
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Maybe the artist should get a job, save his money, and buy a McDs franchise so he can learn how much fun it is to be a greedy American Capitalist pig.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:18 | Link to Comment stiler
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The Italians have fallen far since Michelangelo's and Verrochio's David (modeled after Leonardo da Vinci?)-- comes to mind only because of the subject.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:38 | Link to Comment YHC-FTSE
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Meh. Banksy did a much better mural of a smiling Ronald and Mickey Mouse holding the hands of the iconic burnt vietnamese girl screaming for her life.

(Edited)

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:42 | Link to Comment hardcleareye
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Excellent, I think I will make a bumper sticker out of that one!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:34 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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I like the jugglers too.

You know a demonstration is getting serious in spain when they bring out the jugglers.

Is that the fate of all empires? Do the men become increasingly pussified to the point of irrelevancy?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:56 | Link to Comment Freewheelin Franklin
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Don't forget the mimes. Gotta have some mimes trapped in the box of American Capitalism.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:39 | Link to Comment PulauHantu29
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Ronald McDonald's tribe just issued a Fatwa on you Tyler. Better not eat there for awhile.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:45 | Link to Comment Barnaby
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"Of course you don't like it, Magnum, it's neo classical in the most appropriate sense. I'm reminded of the time the lads and I were deep in the forest on the hunt for smugglers when we came upon the most remarkable buried cache. These smugglers, Algerians with a rather heavy Moroccan as the gang-leader, discovered a tomb dating back to the Roman Republic. I don't have to tell you, Magnum, the antiquities inside were in near perfect condition -- with the exception of several sawn statue arms unfortunately already packaged for ready shipping. I was struck by how even the alabaster pieces were painted, and rather gaudily at that. A bust of Pallas, for instance, benumbed with the worst shade of what they now call turquoise. Perfectly sculpted from Etruscan travertine yet caked with layer upon layer of garish colours. What you see today in museums, Magnum, is a faded representation of the Romans' intent. Magnum? Are you listening, Magnum?"

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Dick Darlington
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OT: "Austerity" spanish style. Just don't pay for what u bought and spending figures in the OFFICIAL statistics go down. After that add Salgado hitting wires saying "look, our deficit is shrinking" and all is golden for one more week. Wash, rinse and repeat.

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/english/Regions/unpaid/bills/reach/the/50...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:56 | Link to Comment mirac
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Blaming the US and only the US is a mistake. Creating the Euro was a mistake.  In fact,  We could rightly assume that there are people who actually run this world for their own nefarious gains-which includes power over you and servitude to them. This wealth must have originated from Europe or the Mediterannean.  They probably amassed fortunes before the birth of Christ.  Odd that the Europeans never uncovered who these powerful people are.  During the time of Napolean war, France had to borrow money because they were nearly broke at the time.  Who loaned them the money?  With a Soverein backing to boot!  Such a deal.  Then the boyz discovered that financing wars could lead to new possible lucrative businesses, such as selling guns and bullets, for instance,  And thus, the Military Industrial Complex was born.  The US was esentially the last adversary the boyz had to face in the ultimate battle of freedom vs domination.  They dumbed you down and here you are-just as stupid as the Europeans. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 23:21 | Link to Comment Ungaro
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Yes, nearly all governments are complicit in this mess, as are the banksters and the mil-ind complex. However, it was the US Fed Res that pulled the trigger back in 2008 when they started flooding the world with FRNs. Who can blame the euro-serfs and ameri-peons for borrowing heavily at record low rates against assets that never decline in value?

True, the average beer-swilling schmo is dummer than a fence post. Have you ever tried to explain the instricacies of CDS, CDO and other third- and fouth-order derivatives to one of them? It is like describing colors to a blind man, or the fine art of hamburger grilling to cow.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Freewheelin Franklin
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Ahhh. A declaration of war. We begin bombing in 5 minutes.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:05 | Link to Comment alagon
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For those of you who don't get the reference, It's Perseus cutting off the head of Medusa.

 

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:19 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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appropriate

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:13 | Link to Comment tip e. canoe
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if i recall correctly, there is a McDs right outside the Pantheon.   in a place where 2000 years ago, cattle were brought to be sacrificed to the gods, bloated cows are now being served for human consumption dressed up as "Happy Meals".

seems to me like Ronald should be the one with that sword.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:28 | Link to Comment kito
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they bitch about mcdonalds but eat there anyway. i remember the great french uproar over mickey ds..didnt do a thing to dent sales. the consumer lab rats continue to line up for their burger fixes. once sufficiently diseased, they are shipped over to big pharma for their lifetime meds. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:14 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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those doing the "bitching" are most likely not doing the eating - amrkn fast food in euroland is most often frequented by tourists, less often by locals.

the diseased & big pharma part is definitely part of the whole food chain tho'

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 14:35 | Link to Comment grunk
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Wasn't it Marie Antoinette who said, "Let them eat Filet-o-Fish!"

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:11 | Link to Comment spanish inquisition
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$17. That's the price if you expect it to actually contain beef.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment Ponzi Unit
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Hey, can anyone please supply the link to the ENGDAHL piece on Rockefeller, oil, empire, and global finance?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:19 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:57 | Link to Comment Anonymouse
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The artist should be expecting a knock on the door from the Secret McService any moment now.  This clearly is a threat to Dear McLeader

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:14 | Link to Comment Downtoolong
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That’s even creepier than George Carlin’s Buddy Christ statue in  the movie Dogma. I’m going to go watch it again. That Linda Fiorentino is so hot.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:48 | Link to Comment Dave Thomas
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I thought we all agreed that the $17 dollar Big Mac was Sovereign Man hyperbole?

Yet it's getting perpetuated again.

 

 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 22:13 | Link to Comment WebWeasel
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Cannot vote this up enough.

 

DEATH TO THE MEAT CLOWN!

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 08:53 | Link to Comment aka_ces
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Not the kind of head given by Bachman and Perry.

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