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Radiohead To Play At #OccupyWallStreet Event At 4 pm

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Update: Sorry folks, looks like another disappointment. Per the WSJ's Tamer El-Ghobashy, "#Radiohead spokesperson: “we can officially say its not happening” re: #occupywallstreet performance."

The scrappy #OccupyWallStreet movement, which is now into its second week, will get some high caliber reinforcements today at 4 pm, when as the official web site indicates, will see Radiohead play a surprise (or not so surprise anymore) for the event. Assuming this actually does transpire, will Radiohead become a harbinger of the interest that other musical bands (and other media organization) will express in the activist venue as a promotion for their own interests, and thus bring much more popular focus to the events in lower Manhattan?


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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 12:57 | 1726339 Cynical Sidney
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haha radiohead will get maced

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:00 | 1726356 Fukushima Sam
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We suck Young Blood, bitchez!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:01 | 1726361 redpill
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Karma police, arrest this man
He talks in myths
He buzzes like a fridge
He's like a detuned radio

Karma police, arrest this girl
Her Hitler hairdo is
Making me feel ill
And we have crashed her party

This is what you get
This is what you get
This is what you get when you mess with us

Karma police
I've given all I can
It's not enough
I've given all I can
But we're still on the payroll

This is what you get
This is what you get
This is what you get when you mess with us

And for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew, for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself

For for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself
Phew, for a minute there, I lost myself, I lost myself 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:06 | 1726398 Dagny Taggart
Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:19 | 1726473 NewThor
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In an Interstellar burst, I am back to save the Universe from Vampire Squid, bitchez!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1726545 Henry Chinaski
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Radiohead unplugged.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:36 | 1726555 johnQpublic
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good rage against the machine venue

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:13 | 1726716 Bob
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Good venue for a lot of bands who have been selling us shit claiming radical wisdom and counter-culture political truth. 

Now that Radiohead appears to have been but a fleeting rumor, perhaps it's time for others to step up.

And for us to remember who didn't. 

Karma is an equal opportunity bitch. 


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:20 | 1726740 flacon
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** UPDATE ** 



"A source with also maintains that Radiohead WILL play"


MOVE ON DOT ORG... GET IT? IT'S A MARXIST PROTEST "Proletariat vs. Bourgeoisie". Wasn't George Soros the man behind MOVE ON DOT ORG?!

Hagelian dilectic. 


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:26 | 1726789 Bob
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Well, the single unifying theme of the protest/occupation is "We Are The 99%."  That obviously has class implications, if you really, really stretch your dialectic, but in reality I think it's drawing the line between the financial elite plus their most empowered toadies and the rest of us. 

At some point the familiar paradigms break down in order to confront the obvious. 

Ron Paul has people all over this protest.  They're strongly represented.  And the hippies are making room for them. 

They won't roll over for them, but they'll embrace areas of agreement without a doubt. 

They haven't learned to be demogogical bigots yet. 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:32 | 1726811 flacon
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Marx's classes were:

1. Labour (the proletariat or workers) - anyone who earns their livelihood by selling their labor and being paid a wage for their labor time. They have little choice but to work for capital, since they typically have no independent way to survive.

2. Capital (the bourgeoisie or capitalists) - anyone who gets their income not from labor as much as from the surplus value they appropriate from the workers who create wealth. The income of the capitalists, therefore, is based on their exploitation of the workers.

Simply put, Marx says it's the rich versus the poor. According to Marx the rich exploit the poor to get themselves a "labor-free income", which spawns a class struggle.


The two classes are not the Labour and the Capital, the rich and the poor, the proletariat and the bourgeoisie, or the workers and the elite. The two classes are the Debtors and the Savers. "The easy money camp" and "the hard money camp". History reveals the story of these two groups, over and over and over again. Always one is in power, and always the other one desires the power.

1. Debtors - "The easy money camp" likes to spend (and redistribute) money it did not earn, either by borrowing it, taxing the savers for it, or printing it. They like easy money because it is always and everywhere constantly inflating, easing the repayment of their debts.

2. Savers - "The hard money camp" likes to live within their means and save any excess for the future. They prefer hard money (or in some cases "harder" money) because it protects their savings and forces the debtors to work off their debts.

1789, the French Revolution, "the hard money camp" had been in power since 1720 when John Law's easy money collapsed, and starting in 1789 "the easy money camp" killed "the hard money camp" and took back the power. This is the way "the easy money camp", the Debtors, usually take power... by revolting against the hard repayment of their spending habits.



Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:35 | 1726826 SeanJKerrigan
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Thanks for posting this.  I read this some time ago and was looking to find it again.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:32 | 1726812 tip e. canoe
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well said Bob, there's much more diversity down there than many care to see at the moment.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:33 | 1726815 SeanJKerrigan
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I think this was done better by somone else in the 90s...

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:37 | 1726838 tip e. canoe
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fyi, all of RATM's recordings (including that one that won that silly contest in England last xmas) are owned by the Sony Corporation.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:41 | 1726863 flacon
Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:40 | 1726818 flacon
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Bob, by the way, here is the manifesto of the "99".... just for yourself...

"The reign of the moneyed and privileged now ends!" .... hmmm?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:27 | 1726796 High Plains Drifter
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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:48 | 1726910 AldousHuxley
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Tea Party / Libertarian = Koch brothers "cato institute" of oil/gas industries --> gov paid energy subsidies (stealing other countries natural resources)

Republican = Bush / Saudi family of oil and military industries--> gov paid militaryindustrial complex subsidies (war profiteering)

Democrats = Clintons/Obamas + Rubinites of banking industries -->gov paid bank subsidies (loan sharking to the poor)


The war is waged for the control of money (new money) VS control of energy (old money).

Progressives = George Soros "open society institute" of hedge funds lucky speculator fortune.


Unless you inherited a energy industry empire from your grandfather or is an executive at military/oil corporation or executive at a US bank, you are better off with lucky immigrant Soros...lesser of 4 evils. He seems to be least dependent on government subsidies/bailouts.



Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:10 | 1727002 redcorona
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If only it were the gyrations of big business as you suggest, and not the continuation of medieval - if not ancient - tribal warfare.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:29 | 1727079 High Plains Drifter
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do you know much about dear old george. i suggest you read up on him before making such a statement.....

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 20:00 | 1727870 Hephasteus
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They should protest radiohead all day. Just fucking scream and shout them off the stage.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 22:48 | 1728129 AldousHuxley
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Fox news = koch brothers + ripoffblicans want you to hate Soros.


you are following orders soldier

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 18:52 | 1727752 Prometheus418
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Yes, it's on topic.

I wonder if they'll be selling cd's, t-shirts and $7 tap beers to the protesters.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:49 | 1726610 crazyjsmith
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I love this community!  You all live on a higher frequency than 99% of this country.  And thanks for Radiohead to raise the bar out there. 

Our Alarm Bells, they should be ringing, they should be ringing, this is the Gloaming. 


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:25 | 1726784 Badabing
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Well today is my last day at my current position with my job in NYC. Working for one of the big film labs is a thing of the past.

The silver used in the film process is costly, the new digital formats, cameras, projectors and so on can deliver the same quality if not better than film and the price is now more competitive then ever. A big name lab like the one I work/worked for has no choice but to roll with the times , in this case getting involved in the post production end of the biz creating a surplus of post houses.  We merged with another post house and I’m one of the extra people. Sure redundancy is a good idea but not in this economy. I guess I can thank our banker friends for that.

I realize it’s not the end of the world well not at this moment anyway.

I will be added along with about 70 other employees to the unemployment lines. After updating my résumé and sending it out this weekend I WILL OCCUPY WALL STREET!!! Look for me ill be the old guy with the sign that says “ I just lost my job so I came here”  


Give me liberty or give me death these words will never die.

We have just begun to fight is a famous battle cry.

But what I really want to know is written anywhere.

How do the banksters feel when they stick you in the rear?   

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:42 | 1726867 WALLST8MY8BALL
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Hang in there Bada!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 22:59 | 1728147 AldousHuxley
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Last day at work is the best day!


you got nothing to lose now. Nothing to fear for the wall st. elites will fear you the most.


Hopefully you get a chance to burn some shit on TV!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 17:13 | 1727530 Freddie
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Throw Thom Yorke or Buffett into a wood chipper.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:10 | 1726430 Cynical Sidney
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hail to the thief!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:28 | 1726513 redcorona
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Next on the docket; Rothschild hedge fund invests in Bob Geldof's "Free Wallstreet Occupiers" fundraising campaign.  Millions of Americans donate thanks to Viacom promoted telathon.  1 penny to the dollar reaches the lawyers representing the arrestees the remainder scooped up by Rothchild, Geldof and Redstone.  No arrestees are released, but several million trendy t-shirts and wristbands with the "Free Wallstreet Occupiers" logo are sold.  Did I mention that U2 would also be performing?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:01 | 1726365 fuu
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Shit just got real.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:09 | 1726423 WestVillageIdiot
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Maybe I'll leave early and check it out.  I walked by about 10 last night.  They really aren't occupying Wall Street.  They are over there off Liberty Street, shoved to the side.  The amount of police in the financial district last night was ridiculous. 

I checked out what some of these people were saying to Aaron Task at Yahoo Finance.  Not one mentioned The Fed.  They are standing less than 200 yards from The NYFRB and not one mentioned that.  Some guy kept saying, "we want change".  All in all it doesn't seem like a very concise message. 

I am not familiar with Radiohead.  I can't even think how they would play down there without really screwing that area up.  That should be fun to see.  The fat tourists might not be able to buy crappy clothes at Century 21.  Boo hoo. 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:12 | 1726442 Alienated Serf
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i checked it out too.  not the most persuasive people....  maybe it will grow into a larger segment of society with the increasing publicity.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:16 | 1726461 Cynical Sidney
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they need better slogans to unite the protesters, something which wins the hearts and minds of the people


kill the gluttons, end the kleptocracy end the fed, abolish fiat enslavement etc

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:27 | 1726519 redpill
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Like many angry people in this country, they know there is horrible injustice occurring, they just don't truly understand why.


The real protest should be on the steps in front of the Federal Reserve.  And instead of a music festival it should be a presentation of demands, in no uncertain terms.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:32 | 1726537 WestVillageIdiot
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I don't think the NYFRB building has steps.  I don't even know which side would be considered the front.  It is just a massive fortress with a parking entrance. 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:37 | 1726543 redpill
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I meant the one in DC, but hey they might as well take this crowd down to 33 Liberty and scream a bit.  I'm just not convinced they know what to say.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:58 | 1726651 tip e. canoe
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it does have that small plaza right across the street.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:39 | 1726845 mick_richfield
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It is just a massive fortress with a parking entrance.

Good.  Then this should work:

Build wooden forms on the outside of the building so that the bottom few floors get encased first, then work upwards.

The Radiohead music will make it hard to hear any unfortunate sounds from inside the building while it is being encased.


and now, a little help for my friends :



Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1726542 SeekingNuNormal
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This is only just beginning.  We need momentum, and radiohead is providing that.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:38 | 1726566 Vincent Vega
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Let's see it done right...gallows and effigy of The Bernanke, Dimon, Paulson, et al...

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:39 | 1726849 High Plains Drifter
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they estimate about one million mostly white people showed up in washington dc in september 2009, but i bet you never even knew about it or heard about it, except stuff and pics that was posted on the web. such is life in the gulag called amerika. they too were confused and did not know exactly what they were doing. however, they too knew something was wrong and wanted to express their outrage.  i submit most of them will never know what is going on, because deep down inside they don't want to really know the truth. in any kind of chess match, moves must be considered long before they are made (if needed). occupying wallstreet is for the most part a dead end issue. it is a police state and you are asking to be treated like they were treated last week. heck i am not going to sit here and argue about whether or not it was right or wrong. that is not the issue. the issue is if it is wise at least at this point to do such things. the answer is of course no. when i look at where it first started in 1775, boston ma, i think wow. so much has changed now.  frankly at this stage, i believe for the most part the entire northeast and central east coast of the us is enemy territory and should be treated as such. another words, forget about it, there is nothing now that can be done to change it or save it.  people in texas were trying to get ron paul to forget about washington dc and come back to texas and run for governor. but he would not do it. washington dc is lost ladies and gentlemen and so is new york. forget about them and flee them asap......imho, the only hope now lies within individual states and then moving from there. trying to cross swords with the enemy in enemy territory is a losing proposition, at least for now....and maybe forever.....

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:13 | 1727020 Idiot Savant
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The real protest should be on the steps in front of the Federal Reserve.

I hate to be overly simplistic, but isn't the FED, Wall Street, and the government, one in the same these days? I know for certain they have a very incestuous relationship with a common goal; money and power.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:27 | 1726523 gojam
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What they need to do is demonstrate that this is not just a weirdo left thing.


They need to show that The Tea Party and The Flea party have a common cause


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:52 | 1726621 UGrev
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Ending the fraud on wall street (Tea Party) and ending wall street entirely (Flea Party) are not common causes. Additionally, the desired result of said "common cause" are polar opposites. I would sooner go to war with those jackasses then join them. 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:57 | 1726648 gojam
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Is that a bust of Cicero that you're using as an avatar ?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:46 | 1726894 LFMayor
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No, it's Senor Wences.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:56 | 1726928 gojam
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But it looks like a bust of Cicero, what would Cicero say now?

A man who gave his life for the principle of Republic.

Only an educated man would use the the bust of Cicero as his avatar so I ask, do you support Chysogenes or Roscius, Tyranny or the rule of law ???

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:40 | 1727127 mick_richfield
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Is that a bust of Cicero ...

No, he's just stoned.


Sat, 10/01/2011 - 00:19 | 1728263 UGrev
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It's Tacitus

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:25 | 1726786 tip e. canoe
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you make an excellent point actually.   but what if both are unrealistic?   would there be a "common cause" that would allow those polar opposites to coexist without infringing upon the rights of the other?

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 00:21 | 1728269 UGrev
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No, becuase no matter how much one tries to define himself as moderate or centrist, there is always a leaning tendency towards some political idealogy. In other words.. one always chooses a side no matter how much he tries not to. 

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 02:17 | 1728357 tip e. canoe
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i was accepting that as a given actually, what i was asking was whether there was 1 common cause that both ideologies could accept that would not infringe upon the liberties of anyone else.

what about this one?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:55 | 1726640 tip e. canoe
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+1000 speaking as an ex-supporter of the Flea Party.



Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:01 | 1726665 jayman21
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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:23 | 1726776 Ferrari
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I was down there the 17th & 18th and witnessed Ron Paul support as well as plenty of End The Fed. I'd like to see more Glass-Stegal agitation, but it does a heart good seeing signs to end corporate personhood. 

On the flip side, I think it would be great to see RP & the Tea Partiers supporting this movement, assuming the TP's aren't just corportist dupes.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:43 | 1727058 Temporalist
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"Is there any reason why the American people should be taxed to guarantee the debts of banks, any more than they should be taxed to guarantee the debts of other institutions, including merchants, the industries, and the mills of the country? "
Carter Glass


John Steele Gordon, historian, mentioned just yesterday that Glass was disappointed with Glass-Steagall and thought it "was a mistake." ( ) 5:15

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 17:16 | 1727541 Freddie
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"An iPad and Free Wi FI in every pot."  Or is it "Free pot to go with your iPad."

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 01:15 | 1728318 Boxed Merlot
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Bifurcate Barney

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:25 | 1726506 jayman21
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Time to pass out "End the Fed" books.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:26 | 1726510 Schmuck Raker
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"...crappy clothes at Century 21."?

What, like shirts that say -


"Everybody's home prices are going down on them,

and all I got's this lousy T-shirt!"

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:35 | 1726552 WestVillageIdiot
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In this case Century 21 is a god awful clothing store across from World Trade that makes you feel like you need to bathe after you go in to the store.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:38 | 1726565 johnQpublic
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my parents went to the revolution and all i got was this crappy t-shirt

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:28 | 1726524 Conrad Murray
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I drove a considerable distance to check it out in person. Most of the protesters are losers: hippies, communists, rabid leftists taking their marching orders from 60s burnouts and PMSNBS talking heads. But, I did meet a few that had more than a superficial understanding of the problems. However, this is still in its infancy, so there is plenty of time and opportunity to make it worthwhile, but it will take a much more diverse and knowledgeable crowd.

Unfortunately, instead of focusing on the banks, bailouts, and the like, the majority of people are there griping about capitalism and corporations(no mention of the Federal Reserve corporation). Unless people other than that fat hypocrite Michael Moore get involved, this protest will do nothing more than fuel left/right tensions. I want to see it succeed, but the wrong people are vanguards currently.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:38 | 1726568 Incubus
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little endian vs big endian bullshit.

Some faggot protest isn't going to do shit, so keep dreaming.


When people have finally had enough, you'll know it.  Until then, all of this is just nonsense foreplay.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:59 | 1726655 TheMerryPrankster
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A pot boils slowly. First it is just warm water, then steam, tiny bubbles begin to coalesce, eventually a rapid boil foaming over the pot.

When matter goes from solid to gas instantly, it is usually an explosion, especially if the gas is confined inside a structure.

Change should happen gradually or if suppressed violence and chaos results and chaos is by its nature and definition uncontrolled, which means anyone and everyone can be destroyed.

I'm for change, massive change, but I'm not in favor of chaos.

Anarchy and chaos are very different things.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 16:23 | 1727152 Incubus
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We all know how this is going to end: with blood on the streets.

There will be no gradual change, or anything like some stupid protest where you go and camp out on the streets in your tents you bought off  of amazon, while listening to your iCrap, or chanting stupid shit, maybe.

The demographic that "protests" isn't the demographic that's going to start any sort of revolution that's needed in this country: they are the product of corporate & banker designs. 

Yeah, sure, they'll get violent when they have nothing left to lose--but trust me, they've got a lot to lose yet.  The "shot" that will kick things off will come from the lower classes, and not these little privileged pieces of shit that can afford so much time to even protest in vain.

Your heroes aren't going to be smooth-talking, clean-shaven assholes who think they're being a little uppity by going to some protest.  No--your "heroes" are going to be the ones who stink because they haven't showered; they'll look like shit because they have been treated like shit and have finally had enough. 

You don't understand it, man.   If you've still got something to lose, you're not gonna rock the fuckin' boat.  You're only gonna have an interest in changing shit when you don't even have shit to lose.





Sat, 10/01/2011 - 00:24 | 1728276 UGrev
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If you've still got something to lose, you're not gonna rock the fuckin' boat.

This is the winning comment in this thread.. 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:01 | 1726670 Cynical Sidney
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you have a point there; unions and hippies from the left do NOT get it, most of them are clueless. disenfranchised black youth and other flash mobs rather go loot a 7 eleven store than to hold signs and demand jobs. leftists should broaden their appeal to the right if there's any chance this protest could effect real change in the system.

i'd like to see that bbc rastani trader getting involved in this :)

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1726534 disabledvet
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There's a reason Woodstock was in Upstate. Now you know.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:24 | 1726502 mfoste1
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Radiohead will bring a lot of attention to their cause....this is big

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:54 | 1726636 fuu
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Correction: Shit just stayed the same.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:04 | 1726366 TruthInSunshine
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Request for Jamie Dimon:

Radiohead - Creep


Request for The Bernank & All Fractional Reserve Banksters of the World:

Radiohead - House of Cards


Request for Goldman Sachs:

Radiohead - Karma Police

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:06 | 1726400 fuu
Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:18 | 1726456 TruthInSunshine
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Love here.


Further requests:

For the BLS, FOMC & Congressional Budget Office:

Radiohead - 2+2=5


For Blythe Masters (what kind of sicko parents name their daughter 'Blythe?' Blight is more like it):

Radiohead - Knives Out


For Warren Buffet & co-partner in crime Charlie Munger:

Radiohead - A Wolf at (Grandma & Grandpa's) Door


For 'Hope & Change' Obama:

Radiohead - Hail to the Thief


For all the black algo-boxes, colocated servers & other techno-klepto-gametheory#winning&scalping fixtures of 'proprietary "trading":

Radiohead - OK Computer


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:15 | 1726735 crazyjsmith
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For OccupyWallStreet

Radiohead - Street Spirit

For the FED

Radiohead - Exit Music / Bulletproof, I wish I was

For Obummer and the whole lot of them

Radiohead - These are my twisted words / Airbag

For all of US

Radiohead - High and Dry

For the German People

Radiohead - Let Down

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:13 | 1726452 gojam
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For the Pyramid (ponzi) schemes.

It's got to be The Pyramid Song.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1726518 TruthInSunshine
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Forgot about that. Fitting.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:18 | 1726468 GeneMarchbanks
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 The 'Protest' will turn into a 'Concert'. Charge tickets, have JP Morgan be the vendor so we can avoid this oncoming depression.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:33 | 1726813 oh_bama
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Sat, 10/01/2011 - 09:39 | 1728659 covert
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yeah, and police brutality, etc. use the hidden cameras in the area to expose all of the forbidden truth there. dont let the armed thugs gat away. send the message load and clear that a badge isn't a licence to monopolize street crime.


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 12:58 | 1726345 FOC 1183
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Guess Bartiromo and Darst won't be outside at the closing bell asking if we know where our fucking money is

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:06 | 1726409 Snidley Whipsnae
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"Germany will leave the euro, says leading commentator"

"The Eurozone crisis will end up with Germany quitting the common currency says economic commentator Philippa Malmgren of Principalis."

"A former economic advisor to George W. Bush during his presidential campaign, Malmgren recognises a German exit would be a radical move and would mean a sudden rise in its export prices. But she believes Germany’s industries are in a strong enough position to deal with high prices in the near future."

"The report entitled 'Checking out: Exits from Currency Unions' analysed close to 70 distinct countries that left a currency union. It found that leavers tend to be larger, richer and more democratic and also tend to have higher inflation.

However, the report states, there is ‘little macroeconomic volatility around the time of currency union dissolutions, and only a poor linkage between monetary and political independence. Indeed, aggregate macroeconomic features of the economy do a poor job in predicting currency union exits.’

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:00 | 1726349 gojam
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U2 have too many investments!

Go Radiohead!!!!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:00 | 1726357 vast-dom
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Go Radiohead!!!! +1

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:09 | 1726424 DaveyJones
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fuck U2 squared

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:11 | 1726432 Smithovsky
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Bono, go evade some more taxes!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:17 | 1726465 knukles
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Maybe he could pay his debt to society and get into heaven by giving his wife to a bunch of perverts for seriously rough fetish sex?

Like that concert where he was standing and clapping his hands above his head real slow and said that every time he clapped his hands some poor child in Africa was dying. 
So some bloke in the audience yells; "So quit bloody clapping your fooking hands mate."

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:48 | 1727163 mick_richfield
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That's really funny.

I'm so old I don't even know U2.

When I first started hearing about Bono, I thought he was the guy who used to be married to Cher.

They really thought this was a good name for a band?

Do they have an album entitled Gary Powers?   Or   U2: Shot Down?

Or how about  Fuck Me and U2 ?

Is Bono blind like Stevie Wonder, or did those sunglasses used to look cool?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:56 | 1727203 knukles
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OMG, we are dating ourselves.
That is serious funny.

"Fuck me and U2"


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 20:34 | 1727934 mick_richfield
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I have to date myself.

Nobody else will date me.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:23 | 1726772 crazyjsmith
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In all reality, Bono was able to get Billions of debt wiped off the books of Third World Nations from the Economic Hitmen of the globe. 

He was going after the Debt Terrorists before it was cool to do. 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:49 | 1726912 Bob
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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 22:56 | 1728141 Cathartes Aura
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in all reality, Bono / U2 have a very savvy manager. . .

Paul McGuinness weaves some very fine threads & paths, and U2 somehow manages to appeal to quite disparate audiences. . . shadows, secrets & lies. . .

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:39 | 1726517 The Limerick King
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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 20:39 | 1727946 mick_richfield
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There once was a Limerick King

Who posted, not saying a thing.

He just left a dot,

In that empty spot,

And left all ZH wondering.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:12 | 1726443 The Deleuzian
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U2 has totally sucked since War...And they have really really sucked since their 'total sell out' relationship/merger with AAPL

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:04 | 1726386 Dr. Engali
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I like U2'm music a lot but Bono is one of the biggest hypocrites out there.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:07 | 1726416 Nascent_Variable
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Normally, I would never support any kind of police brutality, but the thought of Bono's pompous ass getting tasered at a protest brings a smile to my face.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:12 | 1726441 WestVillageIdiot
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Don't forget that Bono is buddy buddy with Gates and Buffett. 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:21 | 1726485 knukles
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All fucking 3 of 'em.  Hook their collective scrota up to a Tucker Telephone for group concoiusness expansion therapy.

Nothing focuses the mind like a good tasering of the nutsack. 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:53 | 1726627 fuu
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How YOU doin'?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:13 | 1727019 knukles
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Me: Scotty, hit me Now!  Warp 7 straight to my Nutsacks!
Scotty:  But Captian, we've not got enuf power!
Me:  Arrragh, the good stuffs always saved for the rich and powerful.


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:09 | 1726421 WALLST8MY8BALL
Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:03 | 1726680 I Got Worms
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About 10 years ago, Bono was on a short list of folks being considered to run the World Bank. No shit. Look it up. Tells me all I need to know about that dude.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:00 | 1726354 Dr. Engali
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Resitance is futile. They shall become one with the borg collective.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:00 | 1726355 The Swedish Chef
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How is it a "surprise show" if it is announced four hours in advance?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:02 | 1726372 fuu
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It wasn't set up 4 weeks in advance?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:44 | 1726587 The Swedish Chef
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Apparently the surprise was that they wouldn´t show up...

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:54 | 1726633 fuu
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True that.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:54 | 1726634 gojam
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Surprise, surprise!


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:01 | 1726364 The Deleuzian
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If Dre showed up, It would be all over!!!  Music is dangerous in a good way.  The PTB better call up the ghost of John Lennon to even it out

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:11 | 1726437 DaveyJones
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music has been and should remain the voice of protest in this country

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1726533 Schmuck Raker
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Radiohead + Dre = Body Count

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:02 | 1726367 economessed
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What ever it takes to get to critical mass -- this movement is getting legs.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:30 | 1726514 knukles
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Realize this....
RadioHead is gonna play, or so's said.
A Bazillion additional folks will flood the area to hear the music, take in the scene, figure out what it's all about, get fucked up after all it's Friday.  Yeah........... Partteeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

The cops try to stop it.
With a bazillion people on their way...
Get there and No Show
The Crowd Will Get Restless

One bad apple spoils the bunch
One fuck up by eirher party and it's off to Fucking Riot Town.

Gentle readers, this just possibly has crossed it's very own little Rubicon, what with all the Union Folk supporting the event.....

My oh, my.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:34 | 1726549 gojam
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Good post Knuckles.

I hope you're wrong. I think you will be wrong.

But I think a Rubicon will be crossed. From this point onwards the momentum is with the cause.

If you build it they will come!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:03 | 1726374 Abiotic Oil
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Can someone please explain the difference between corporatism and capitalism to these folks?

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:06 | 1726397 bam_son
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Yes they are still rather misguided hippies.  I did see a "glass steagell" sign though, which lends some hope.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:13 | 1726450's picture

No piece of legislation ever stopped fraud, legislation can only make fraud legal for those with the right connections. The S&Ls went bankrupt and got bailed out even though Glass Steagell was in full effect at the time. Let the free market regulate. I guarantee you that individuals making voluntary choices (the free market) would not have bailed out the S&Ls in the '90s or the TBTF banks in '08.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:14 | 1726453 Abiotic Oil
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There is a point 180 degrees off the political center where far left and far right meet in a few of their beliefs, such as a respect for the Bill of Rights.  There is of course a large difference of opinion between those groups over the effectiveness of non-violent/violent protest.  The hippies seem content to let the storm troopers bash their skulls in for something that is guaranteed by the Constitution, the right of public assembly and protest.

I am reminded of Heinlein,


Violence has settled more issues in history than any other factor; and contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and their freedoms.


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:01 | 1726669 tip e. canoe
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Heinlein was also a follower of Alestair Crowley...just sayin.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:50 | 1726917 Abiotic Oil
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93 93/93

Crowley was one of the hugest proponents of personal liberty, and fighting the bankers... on their own terms.

You have clearly formed your opinion of Crowley from the whitewashed propaganda of the media.

He was talking about this stuff a long time ago.

In 1941, Aleister Crowley wrote to Karl Germer:  “There is a vile threat to the ‘rugged American individualism’ that actually created the U.S.A. by the bureaucratic crowd who want society to be a convict prison.  The danger is very real, very imminent, very difficult to bring home to the average citizen, who sees only the immediate gain, and is hoodwinked as to the price that must be paid for it.”



Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:28 | 1727060 tip e. canoe
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au contrare, happen to know a little bit more about The Great Beast & magick than you give me credit for.   you're right though, he was much more complex than what most immediately assume.

i just choose to believe that his teachings ultimately lead to a dead-end, as does violence, that's all.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:47 | 1727156 Abiotic Oil
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You believe tantric sex-magick leads to a dead end?

I don't know but I'm not dead yet.

If you think it is better to do a harp-seal-getting-clubbed imitation rather than defend yourself from a tyrannical police state then... Do what thou will...

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:56 | 1727206 tip e. canoe
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hahaha, too-shay my friend.    i cry uncle on this one, as you have me pulling out The Book of Lies to give another read.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 19:27 | 1727811 Prometheus418
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I'll back you on that, tip e.

Once upon a time, I took a few iniitiations.  K.E.W. in (c)OTO, 6=5 in A.'.A.'., Adeptus Exemptus in G.'.D.'. (Cicero lineage,) etc.were my departure point.  Lots of good stuff in there, but it all came with too much baggage in the end.  Found I was spending too much time with people I could not respect to do things that were not going anywhere.  Still keep up my personal studies, but the social aspect was a waste of time after a while.

Don't get me wrong, there are a few good folks in those lines, but the bad apples were really rotten- not exactly what I would call the fruits of a healthy tree.  I personally found more value in the Masonic degrees- and that was where Crowley modeled a lot of his foundation anyway.

The most valuable aspect of the whole situation, I as see it, was that the manditory Qaabalistic studies, if performed earnestly, are wickedly good at improving memory and logic.  If I knew then what I know now, I would have spent all the time I used drinking and smoozing after Gnostic masses studying 777 and meditating.

At least their hearts were in the right place, though- Thelemites are not part of the evil "elite" people are looking for.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 23:04 | 1728152 Cathartes Aura
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Still keep up my personal studies, but the social aspect was a waste of time after a while.

as with anything to do with "enlightenment" - the social aspect is dilution and mirroring, and as soon as one drops the group, the real work begins. . .

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:31 | 1726489 calltoaccount
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Google Censors our #OccupyWallStreet Report

Over the past few years, we have had a few cases where Google decided to censor a report of ours from their search results. We documented one case publicly here. We usually don’t make a big deal about it online because people tend to just dismiss us as “crazy” when we do. However, this latest case is blocking our new report on the #OccupyWallStreet movement and we would like to bring it to the attention of the many supporters within the movement. The post is entitled, “A Report from the Frontlines: The Long Road to #OccupyWallStreet and the Origins of the 99% Movement.”

After we published it late yesterday afternoon, when we checked Google and typed in the full headline, it was featured at the top of their search results . However, as of this morning, Google has removed our post from their results. As you can see from the screenshots below, our source post is not listed, only sites that have linked to it or mentioned it are. The search on the article title currently brings up 4,450 results. After going through the top 20 search pages, our post permalink doesn’t not show up at all. Other posts from our site do, just not this one report. You can see below that people discussing the post on our social network are showing up in the results.; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-color: initial; background-position: 0% 0%; background-repeat: repeat no-repeat; padding: 0px; margin: 0px;">

For those who make the argument that other sites linking to the report may be listed before us, we would like to make clear that sites always pick up on our reports and we are still always listed, if not on the first page of results, definitely within the top five pages. As we said above, this is not the first time Google has censored us. See: Shocking Censorship at Google News and the Future of Net Neutrality

We will bring up this case and overall censorship issues at the General Assembly meeting tonight when we are back at Liberty Park. We encourage other sites to either link to the report or republish it in full on their site. The most poetic part of this, the last time Google did this the 99% Movement started to take off online because hundreds of other sites helped us out by publishing and linking to the report on their sites. The lesson here for sites like Google, Twitter and Facebook who attempt to censor activism: Your censorship make us stronger!

As our Anonymous brothers and sisters say, “Expect us!”

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:05 | 1726983 Bob
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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:06 | 1726406 CvlDobd
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Plus one billion for you good sir.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:32 | 1726539 knukles
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They neither care nor are capable of understanding.
like most of these folks probably think that Trosky is some stomach problem from Mexico.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 14:43 | 1726877 TheMerryPrankster
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When making an ironic comment based on a double meaing of a word, it might be a good idea to use the spell checker, since you otherwise make your comment appear meaningless and yourself rather inept.

My Boy's Guide to Political Thought has the spelling as "Trotsky" -

Trotskyism is the theory of Marxism as advocated by Leon Trotsky. Trotsky considered himself an orthodox Marxist and Bolshevik-Leninist, arguing for the establishment of a vanguard party of the working-class. His politics differed sharply from those of Stalinism, most prominently in opposing Socialism in One Country, which he argued was a break with proletarian internationalism, and in his belief in what he argued was a more authentic dictatorship of the proletariat based on working-class self-emancipation and mass democracy, rather than the unaccountable bureaucracy he saw as having developed after Lenin's death.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:15 | 1727033 knukles
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Sorry, slurring my typing again.  Them Quaaludes.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:31 | 1727085 fuu
Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:34 | 1727096 TheMerryPrankster
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If you're going to bring Quaaludes to Zerohedge, you have to make sure to bring enough for everyone.

plus  714


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:33 | 1726548 jayman21
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It is on my to do list.  +1  They got this far!!!!

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:37 | 1726379 hambone
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"I wish I was special, so fucking special, but I'm a creep... "

I used to be a good drone and play by all the rulz, plan for my golden dayz w/ math that would grow to the sky...I thought I was so fucking special...and then the ground shook and cracked wide swallowed my belief and now I wander about in a land of people I don't understand and clearly I don't belong here...time to run, run, run

How much longer can we pretend, exiles in our own home, when our angel has turned into the devil...our perfect body and soul turned to rot...I wish we were special, I wish we all were special...I wish we all could grow to meet the sky, to the sun, to infinity...but it's time to stop running, time to look down and see the ground.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:04 | 1726382 gatorontheloose
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next stop, bring the KLF to burn a million FRNs :


Fri, 09/30/2011 - 23:13 | 1728165 Cathartes Aura
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lol. . . Bill Drummond. . . the stories, oh the stories. . .

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:04 | 1726383 IrritableBowels
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Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:04 | 1726388 buzzsaw99
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somebody tear down that huge fascist flag out front.

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:17 | 1726469 squidward
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A flag hung up and displayed like a hunted deer tied to a car hood to show off what they bagged.  

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:23 | 1726490 buzzsaw99
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Not a single one of them served a day in the military. All they do is take, take, take. Bankers are maggots. The blood of millions is on their coke snorting heads.

Sat, 10/01/2011 - 07:39 | 1728491 Peter K
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Yea... go serve in Iraq and Afganistan. And while your at it, take the protesting trash with you.

We told'em huh :)

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 15:07 | 1726989 Bob
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Perfect characterization. 

Fri, 09/30/2011 - 13:05 | 1726393 monopoly
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Not until we have 2 million sheeples marching on Washington and we have our "Spring" revolution will anything change. Just not gonna happen. Only the people will incite change.

Watch that NDX 100, about to fall out of its bear flag, and that might be the bell to the next support level.. And when have we seen this before. Hmmm.

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