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Two months ago we suggested that as part of the transition of austerity's center from Greece to Rome, we would soon see the launch of "The Piazza Navona Strike Cam." Close enough: as of this afternoon local time, Rome is literally burning, as expected yesterday when we covered the most recent events in Milan. From the Telegraph: "Demonstrators in Rome set fire to two cars and broke shop windows during a protest in the Italian capital, as activists organised a series of rallies in 82 countries. Inspired by the Occupy Wall St movement and Spain's "Indignants", demonstrators from Asia to Europe took to the streets. Riot police in Rome charged hundreds of protesters and fired water cannons, while a group of activists set alight a defence ministry annex nearby. Flames could be seen coming out of the roof and windows of the building on Via Labicana as firefighters struggled to tame the blaze. Dozens of masked protesters could be seen in the area, which had not been cordoned off. The violence was said to be caused by hooded militants known as "black blocks," who have infiltrated demonstrations in the past. There were no immediate reports of injuries. Television images showed one of the cars in flames and spewing thick black smoke over the route of the demonstration, which was otherwise peaceful." Whether due to a subversive group, or representative or broader pent up anger, increasingly more people are waking up to the fact that the current system does not work and needs a reset. Alas, for the "resistance movement" to be truly effective, things will have to deteriorate far more, and the welfare state structure will have to be truly on its last breath. As long as the status quo can dangle promises of (completely insolvent) pension benefits and retirement plans to the 99%, all of "this" is mostly for show. 

Watch the live feed below courtesy of Corriere della sera after the jump.

 

And some pictures from earlier:

 

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Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:24 | 1776893 Sheikh Djibouti
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Spectaculaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrr ....

But they just voted to have confidence in Mussolini Berlusconi. I'm so surprised. It's as if this is some sort of contradiction.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:26 | 1776915 Smithovsky
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MAMMA MIA!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:50 | 1777200 dlmaniac
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Notice that across the Western world it's always the most socialistic and liberal place that riots the hardest.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:10 | 1777233 luigi
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Because we know what we are loosing...

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:45 | 1777281 Zero Govt
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socialists and liberals only ever know how to lose.. lifes, and histories, genetic losers

The road to Hell is paved with good intentions... some people know it is on the way and forewarn, liberals and socialists never realise (or listen) until it's the end of the road (bankrupt again dreamers?) and find every excuse under the sun to re-write history it wasn't them

...just wait for Paul Krugmans bile in a few years when all is lost and socialism goes steaming broke for the 100th time in its forever repeating crash-test-dummy life cycle

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:59 | 1777303 dlmaniac
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Sane mind saw it coming long time ago, and had these to say:

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy."

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:37 | 1777381 Djirk
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Set fire to two cars...WOW, that is a slow Friday night in Paris, nothing to see here folks

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 17:47 | 1777670 Michael
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This is really what we need to see;

The Guillotine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lo5BBHtn4tM

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 02:18 | 1778392 dolly madison
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"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."

Oh yeah, that's why this country is failing.  It has nothing to do with banksters bleeding us dry.  It also has nothing to do with us paying for the military exploits that the banksters and the corporate elite want.  The horrible state of this country is because of social security.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:56 | 1778430 i-dog
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If you took your head out of your ass for a few seconds, you'd notice that the vast majority of Americans are both very proud of their military strength and fully in favour of using it against everyone from raghedz to Mexicanz. They'd just like it done a little more cheaply, but without reducing its size or strength in any way. All politicians are keenly aware of this and will borrow from the bankstaz to meet these demands from the sheeple "to keep them safe". It's been going on for centuries. :S

Rothschild didn't get rich by inventing war or inventing deficit spending ... he got rich simply by facilitating it and thereby encouraging more of it.

All roads lead to Rome.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:51 | 1777333 knukles
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Thats because they're the happiest most contented people in the world, surpassed only by the happiness of Muslims in Muslim countries.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:23 | 1777351 Skid Marks
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The first guy has on his back pack the flag of Cuba.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:55 | 1777405 Ghordius
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This is not a riot, this is a mostly peaceful demonstration where a few kids burned two cars.

In Italy this is news but not BIG news.

The PM just received the 51st parliamentary vote of confidence in two years for his fourth elected government.

Could you imagine this in the US or in the UK? Not me.

During his third gov THREE MILLION demonstrated in Rome.

This a riot? Laughable.

A RIOT IS WHEN THE FIREMEN CAN'T WORK IN PEACE.

Open your eyes and have a fresh look at the pictures.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 16:56 | 1777578 Ghordius
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UPDATE
20'000 demonstrators - 200 hooligans
A few more cars burnt and 30 policemen injured

Sad. Not unprecedented. Not yet a sign of change.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 19:45 | 1777888 Freddie
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Canandians in libtard (leftist) cities like Vancouver cause a bigger riot when they lose a hockey match.   Oh so tolerant Toronto Police Dept are among the biggest thugs I ever saw on youtube.

Forza Italia.  Hoepfully normal Italians will rally and burn down Goldman Sachs.  The libtard idiot American leftist kids in NYC were too chicken to even go near Goldman because their boy afro-muslim Oba-a is a big GS puppet.  

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:45 | 1776971 Gully Foyle
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Servilia of the Junii: Gods of the Junii, with this offering I ask you to summon Tyche, Megaera, and Nemesis so that they may witness this curse. By the spirits of my ancestors I curse Gaius Julius Caesar. Let his penis shrink. Let his bones crack. Let him see his legionnaires drown in their own blood. Gods of the Junii, I offer to you his limbs, his mouth, his breath, his speech, his hands, his heart, his stomach. Gods of the Inferno, let me see him suffer deeply, and I will rejoice and sacrifice to you.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:24 | 1777049 X.inf.capt
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dammit, this is going 'western'...

well, so much for wishin'

excuse me, ZH'ers, i think its time to go to home depot...

maybe theres a sale on barrier material...

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:48 | 1777196 Mike2756
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Not to worry, it's all "contained". lol

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:28 | 1777056 vast-dom
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Finally the sheeple are leaving their grazing coma fields......

 

PRISONERS OF THE EARTH COME OUT!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:36 | 1777065 X.inf.capt
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WARRIORS...

COME OUT AND PLAYYYYAYYY

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:49 | 1777198 Mike2756
Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:17 | 1777336 knukles
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Yoo hoo, it's me, Richard Simmons!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 19:47 | 1777896 Freddie
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I idiots in America are more interested in watching college ball and other brainwashing on TV. Idiots watch TV.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 19:55 | 1777907 arby63
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True, but only in the fascist state of USSA can one throw a rock at a window and do 10 years to life and be fined $250K and have your family thrown out on the street and life ruined.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:55 | 1777209 FL_Conservative
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Anyone believing and/or supporting violence as an appropriate response to the inequities of our current crony-capitalist system is misguided.  That won't fix anything and will only lead to socialism (at best) and communism (at worst).  Makes you wonder why Soros (Moveon.org) and various labor unions are so actively involved in this "movement" and also why the Obama team and Congressional Liberals are in such support of this.  Just sayin'.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:31 | 1777370 Skid Marks
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Progressive Chaos: Top-Down Bottom-Up, Inside-Out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=13smJ9IVjlM&feature=related

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 21:26 | 1778085 goat
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Wish I could give you a few more reds for posting that bankster-whore zionist-shill Beck.  The ultimate ass-clown...

 

As consolation, nice tits.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 22:20 | 1778155 FL_Conservative
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The fact is that you never saw disrespect and violence from any tea party gatherings.  That's because OWS has more to do with getting EVEN than regaining personal liberty.  Wake up people!  The problem we have is that our capitalist system has been hijacked by an over-reaching government corrupted by special interest and too many career politicians that are willing to take a buck to do the bidding of their special interest "friends" rather than the people they are sent to DC to serve.  You only fix the system by drastically reducing the scope and power of the centralized government which will dilute the influence that special interest groups have on our politicians and then put term limits on ALL of our elected officials, getting rid of the "career" politicians.  This will also help to reduce the influence that the central government has in handpicking "winners and losers" of centralized policy and better level the playing field for all Americans.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 02:39 | 1778405 dolly madison
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The problem with the Tea Party is that they were too easily usurped.  Look at what their candidates do in Washington.  I don't see cutting of war funding to stop the bankster's military.  I didn't even see them stop the funding for Libya, and that's totally for the banksters and corporate elite because Libya was trying to sell oil for gold instead of dollars and were trying to set up an African Union where the whole continent of Africa would be using gold as their currency.

Cutting military funding should have been priority number 1.  If the banks get bailed out, and the military keeps getting huge funding, but only cuts come to people at really bad times, the people will not accept it.  You gotta cut from the banksters and the military first.  It's the only way to do it morally.  It is immoral if those other things stay, but the people are kicked to the curb.  Based on what the Tea Party candidates did in Washington, it was easy to see that it wasn't going to fix our problems, just help us become serfs faster.

As far as I can see what is wrong with our country is not going to be fixed by electing someone new.  The OWS have it right.  We need to go after the wrist of the hand that is stuck up the puppet hole.  You need to go after the puppet too of course.  The right and left both need to fight this thing together, which is what is happening at OWS.  There is a large Libertarian presence there.

Also, it looks to me like the Tea Party doesn't much care for Ron Paul anymore despite him being the father of the movement.  The Tea Party movement appears to have a different ideology now than Ron Paul, who would bring the Military home from the middle east immediately. 

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 04:37 | 1778463 StychoKiller
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Here's what the latest plea for financial support for the Tea Party listed:

* prevent ANY future raising of the "debt ceiling."

* fully defund and repeal "Obamacare."

* freeze all new federal spending;

* halt federal raids on the Social Security Trust Fund;

* ban earmarks;

* outlaw federal bailouts of corporations;

* return unspent "stimulus funds" to the taxpayers;

* make ALL of the Bush tax cuts permanent;

* abolish the "Death Tax."

* utilize our own natural resources for our energy needs;

* fully secure our borders; and

* respect the original meaning and intent of the Founders.

Unfortunately, someone (perhaps all) in the Tea Party do not see the inherent contradiction in the two emphasized bullet points.

I can't really support the Tea Party any longer until it realizes that they're just supporting their own version of the status quo (for senior citizens only, apparently!)

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 13:34 | 1778944 FL_Conservative
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I like Ron Paul if I ignore his foreign policy position.  Largely, I agree with the position that we spend too much of American blood and money offshore engaged in conflict.  But Ron Paul puts his blinders on and thinks that as long as we stay out of everyone else's business that somehow, magically, Americans won't be disliked and no one will want to attack us again.  That's just burying one's head in the sand, if you ask me.  I supported "W's" ware against the Taliban because of what OBL did on 9/11 and I was initially supportive of what he did in Iraq, until it was proven that the intelligence he was using was bad.  The world's a better place without Saddam Hussein, but it took our attention off of what we went to the middle east to do AND it took to long and cost too much.  I don't agree with what was done in Libya.  America is NOT the world's police force.  I do believe that Reagan had it right: the surest way to peace is to maintain a strong military.  But that doesn't mean that we need to maintain our military presence all over the world.  And when an ally needs our support, like Isreal could, we should be prepared to protect their back, not necessarily through military action but through active support and clear messaging first AND only military action as a last resort, if unavoidable.  If Ron Paul were to get the nomination, I'd have no issue voting for him.  But he's not my first choice for anything other than Treasury Secretary.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 11:01 | 1778724 yabyum
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Glen Beck: Tool of the fucking elite.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 02:24 | 1778396 dolly madison
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The funny thing about Beck is that I could watch him and turn the inspirational but wrong things he said into my own opinions in my mind and still feel moved.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:09 | 1777229 Id fight Gandhi
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Yes, I was wonder the same thing, why did he get a CONfidence vote.

Oh yeah the corruption, silly me.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 21:39 | 1778112 Mauibrad
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Young punk anarchists

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 22:33 | 1780151 RMolineaux
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The fact that the rioters were hooded suggests that they may have been police provocateurs.  This has happened in other countries like Britain and Canada, and possibly Italy itself in the post war period.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 22:33 | 1780152 RMolineaux
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The fact that the rioters were hooded suggests that they may have been police provocateurs.  This has happened in other countries like Britain and Canada, and possibly Italy itself in the post war period.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:20 | 1776894 broke433
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What are they so pissed about?

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:27 | 1776916 Long-John-Silver
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Other people's money has run out so no more free goodies.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:26 | 1777153 eureka
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WTF are you quipping about - the banksters and corporate fascist oligarchs have stolen the people's power, by leverage, creating a fiat bubble reserved for the rich, thus deflating real estate prices, thus enabling this mafia scum elite to increase their real estate holdings, while simultaneously outsourcing manufacturing (a.k.a. globalization) and offshoring all profits - thus decimating the working and lower middle class.

The one to two third zerohedgers who do NOT understand this satanic dynamic - and rather blames the poor, disenfranchised, unemployed, medicare and or social asecurity and or foodstamp recipients - are morons, who side with the oligarchs, the bankster scum and US empire - and consequently will rule with - of go down in flames with - this unholy alliance of egomaniacs.

"Free goodies" implies that the demonstrating masses are freeloaders, whereas the fact is that the chief freeloaders are the bankster-corporate kleptocrats, whi have conducted CLASS WARFARE against the working-middle class and the poor for the last two generations, since Nixon-Kissinger opened China and removed gold from backing the USD. 

30 years ago a CEO earned 30 times a worker - today 300, and some, 3,000 times.

Provincial me-for-myself-and-US-uber-alles pseudo libertarians need to wake up and get on the right side of history - or get fried with it. US collapses next 6 months.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:44 | 1777188 css1971
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US collapses next 6 months.

Nah. Optimistic of you. These things take decades. There will be lots of excitement on the way though.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:24 | 1777253 Oh regional Indian
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Wakey wakey css, those decades are already behind you. It's been an ongoing downhill slide since 1971 for sure. But for a long time before that. Like...... 1776ish?

You're there, in the thick of the final phase. Better do some research, look around, talk to elders. If you think it's decades away, you're nowhere near ready for what is stariing you in the face.

Over and done with.

ORI

Speechless Again...

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:45 | 1777280 DeadFred
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I'll be interested to see which of you are right. It sure feels like the crunch is right around the corner but I can no longer be surprised by how long they can play "kick-the-can-down-the-road". I'll wait and see.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:49 | 1777288 RSloane
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There is no crunch. The sound you heard was you stepping on a ham bone.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:41 | 1777270 Piranhanoia
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There will be lots of excrement on the way though.  Fixed that one for you.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:07 | 1777226 cossack55
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6 months

Promises, promises.  Been waiting 5 years already, whats another 6 months.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:00 | 1778412 dolly madison
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I'm thankful that I was too busy taking care of my 3 little kids, so I only woke up 7 months ago when they got old enough to give me some of my own time again.  5 years sounds like a long time to wait.  I think things are moving faster now.  I suspect the 6 months is closer to right than decades.  I surely hope so at least.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:24 | 1777356 JR
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Michael McKay of w.RadioFreeMarket.com refutes your claim that the primary victims of the on-going wealth re-distribution are the working and lower middle class: nearly half of American tax filers will pay no federal income taxes this year—and many of those will receive thousands of dollars in earned income tax credits just by filing. McKay says,When the money dies, the middle class is literally wiped out and violence between Neighbor and Neighbor becomes commonplace.”

Only value …not the non-producers or the third world or the welfare states…will save the bankers and their TBTFs. That value comes from the producers - the middle- and upper-middle classes, the small entrepreneurs… Thus, the productive American people - like Germany’s productive middle class - are the targeted victims of the bankers’ massive transfer of value.  Like parasites, the bankers have infested the politics of Western Civilization to use its developed nations as their paymasters for wealth extraction – this time for their planned political and fiscal global governance, with its economic companion, world socialism.

Just as Fidel Castro’s slogans were full of hate - Fatherland or Death, Death to the Worms (the propertied class), War Against Hunger, To the Firing Wall – so the policies and media propaganda of America’s occupiers, the international bankers, are filled with hate.

The axiom of all successful invaders intent upon tyranny is to first destroy the strong; in this case, the middle and upper middle classes…

Castro’s first assault was Cuban education…beginning with the 200-year-old University of Havana.  Using contrived elections, a purge of its 22,000 student body and faculty members, and the compulsory teaching of Marxism-Leninism, the Communists took over the university completely.  All non-Communist professors were fired…and the death of a country began...

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 16:09 | 1777448 eureka
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You are wrong on the following specific accounts:

1  primary value is created only by production of physical goods and assets -i.e. farming and   maufacturing - services are merely distributive - i.e. since most US entrepeneurs engaged in services rather physical production, they do not create primary value

2  the upper middle class is not, in particular and separate from all other persons, "strong", but rather on the contrary priviledged by wholy and partially inherited assets and knowledge of how to leverage wealth - i.e. enabled by fiat and banking paper leverage and redistribution of assets from the not so priviledged and cunning classes - not production of physical goods

3  world fascism - i.e. corporatism - is the bankster/elite agenda - the rich elite uses  corporations and their corrput politician serfs to leverage wealth from the lower classes - they will spare the upper middle class as they need their buy-in, just like they need the buy-in of the security-military apparatus

4  the poor working and lower middle classes will de completely disenfranchised when the republican party wins the next election and driven by teaparty pressure abandons the poor - ie.e no more foodstamps, extended unemployment insurance benefits, no more medicare and cuts in social security - all of which will drive the US empoverished masses into the streets

5  you don't need to look to Cuba and communism for systemic failure - US is dying right now, slowly and painfully - US denial is massive - empire is still cherished by about two thirds of the US masses from bottom to top, who must live vicariously, because they have no souls and worship matter in stead of spirit and themselves only rather than serving their fellow man and building community

 

For the upper middle to feel sorry for itself - and not demand immediate dismantlement of US bankster-corporate-military-security empire - is either disingenous or factually moronic - let the real cause of social inequity be known: EMPIRE - spurred by the elite and bought into by morons from bottom to top of the satanic pyramid of human hierachy. Serve yourself and or empire - and you serve satan.

It takes an atheist, like Ayn Rand, to glorify human-godlikeness, embellieshed by terms suchs as "producers" and "creators". To Wit: No ruler "built" his own monuments; thousands of workers did. The only thing a human owns and can give is his labor and his righteousness. The whining for mammon and villification of the poor is satanic - and it will reap as it sows. Wake up - serve God and your felloe man - not satan/mammon.

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 17:21 | 1777613 JR
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It’s the American free-enterprise system that created the production that created the middle class system in the world.  To use the concept of this middle class as a cover for the vast masses of the non-productive, the welfare recipients and illegal immigrants, i.e., to borrow this concept of the middle class when what you really mean is this vast army of takers, is to camouflage what you really mean so the socialists can continue to sap the nation.

To include businessmen and prosperity with these people is to create a bogey man; it is vintage Karl Marx. Marx, too, would say, look at the owners of these factories, these “petit bourgeois,” who are benefiting from your labor, Comrades. You need to seize their factories.

America’s wealth comes from the middle-class: her traders, small businessmen, professionals, highly-skilled craftsmen, innovators...  Destroy America’s middle-class—Marx's petit bourgeois--that employs 50%-70% of American workers, and you will destroy America.

America rapidly is morphing into fascism and socialism .The Federal Reserve isn't the solution. Big Government isn’t the solution. They are the problem. Small businessmen are the answer; they are the "canary in the coal mine" as to whether or not America will survive as a nation.

The plain fact is that human energy has operated more effectively in these United States, including all the innovations in agriculture you mention that now are capable of feeding the world, because of individual freedom, America’s patent system and her property rights.

In short: “Not raw materials, but the uses that human energy makes of raw materials, create this rich new world. That’s what happened when human energy was controlled, not by the State, but by the free individual in pursuit of his own happiness (property), protected by a representative government.” –Rose Wilder Lane

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 21:58 | 1777988 i-dog
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WTF was that Marxist rant all about?!? You have been massively duped!

You don't seem to realise that the globalists don't have an objective of acquiring wealth, per se -- they already have wealth beyond your imagination -- but of stripping wealth from those who could threaten their oligopoly ie. stripping wealth from the upper-middle class. The reduction to poverty of the middle and working classes is just "necessary collateral damage" to the globalists.

Their end objective is a return to "the good old days" (in their eyes) of the Dark Ages (in our terminology) -- where the central political authority is the Church of Rome and the princes and dukes are the wealthiest banking and industrial families that maintain allegiance to the pontiff: They work together, hand in glove, each supporting the other to maintain a status quo. The rest of us, after a major cull, will all be in one category: serfs (debt slaves).

New World Order = Old World Order

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:34 | 1777376 JR
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Eureka, you’ve attracted 29 (and rising) “thumbs up” for textbook Marxist philosophy from the weekend Communist and Socialist network that occasionally infests ZH…does this response not disprove your statement that Zero Hedgers side with the oligarchs?

By the way, I understand satanic dynamics and I don’t put Marx on the side of the angels.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 16:13 | 1777477 eureka
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no -  I am not speaking communism - I speak Christian brotherhood - as opposed to materialism and selfishness -

I don't advocate institutionalalized, forced sharing, but voluntary enlightened prioritization of community over personal glorification

and I denounce leverage and scams and praise honest, productive work

I am the original protestant work-and-community- ethic

i am against globalization - whether communist or fascist and I am against big corporations,functioning like banks and escaping taxes and community responsibility

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 18:06 | 1777703 JR
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I, too, am against globalization, against loss of identity as a nation.

Christianity swept the world like a wild fire because it stressed the worth of every individual, be that man slave or freeman, that all men were created in the image of God and equal in His eyes. America became the land of opportunity based on that liberating concept –a concept that is anathema to all tyrants.  America’s Constitution and the basis of the American Dream were founded upon that principle.  Now, our “city on a hill” is endangered with the very loss of her Constitution and her right to practice the religion of her roots.

Consequently, Ron Paul acknowledges that “we have, as a people, lost our confidence and our understanding of what true liberty is all about and where it comes from.  It doesn't come from the government. Our liberties come from our Creator."

As for those who see the erosion of the constitutional right of freedom of religion to be the new threat, Paul said: "While we have been busy… we have had the constitution stolen right before our eyes. This is now about whether or not we have the right to worship freely. The battle is now over the Constitution itself."

The lives and monetary system of Americans are no longer protected within the confines of the Constitution but are in the hands of an international power that is the source of the lawlessness now gripping our lives.

The American middle class, I agree, no longer wishes to support a tyranny of international power elites and its pawns by paying a tribute tax, levies, duties and inflation for the bribery and corruption that is impoverishing the nation. With a Congress and court system effectively bought and paid for by these money changers, no effective justice can peaceably be brought to bear against these outsiders for their crimes.

That is why we must Occupy Wall Street; why we MUST end the Fed.

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 18:37 | 1777766 zice
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Whats playing out is a push to force divison amongst people. When people are deprived of liberty, usually there is recourse within the justice system to right the wrong. The division I see is forcing people to believe that there is no recourse for/to justice. This is the OWS passion and the immorality of the "elite" that sews this confusion. I speak not against preaching truth of an olgigarchy gone vastly astray but of seeing that soon violence will be the only avenue for some. Many will be led to see a unsurmontable wall and will find no recourse but to draw their hammers.

The truth is that justice will not come from a hammer , justice comes from an agreed system of law. Once the passion draws the hammer the oligarchy will respond not in passion but with a lack of passion. A cold harsh reality that will be woe.

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 19:01 | 1777808 JR
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Do you think that this tyranny can be ended by being patient and not taking some action? BTW, the oligarchs will number in the few and the people in the many when the tide turns and instead of a crackdown from the oligarchs’ wrath, I believe they will run like cockroaches.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 04:50 | 1778470 StychoKiller
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Perhaps, but NOT before their paid henchmen shoot thousands, perhaps millions.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 04:51 | 1778471 StychoKiller
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Oops, dup!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 16:19 | 1777499 ZeroPower
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Your post reaks of jealousy. 

This is why you socialists can never have it your way - taking everything away from the rich and giving it to you would become lopsided again, and thus the circle keeps going round and round. You should be happy the wealthy ones pay for your benefits.

I assure you the next 6 months, while there will be more riots as well as financial catastrophes, the US will still be there, strong as ever, at least in a military sense. I suggest you re-read that world history if you are such an avid fan to make such predictions - the US is merely in its infancy of being the world's military superpower. With that, there comes no collapse, not in our lifetime anyway.

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 18:50 | 1777780 iNull
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Zero, what's missing in your posts is a tacit understanding that reality trumps ideology every time. Now you can crank up the labelmaker and slap whatever kind of [insert dogmatic ideology here]ism on OWS that you want. But the plain fact of the matter is that when 1% of the people own 60% of the wealth or read it captial, that is a topheavy untenable, unstable burlesque act. It simply will not work. When you end up owning all the railroads, all the houses, all the hotels on the Monopoly board, and end up with all the cash, what happens to the game?

It ends. It simply ends because no one can afford to play anymore. Again, that's not socialism, or any other kind of "ism," that's just an account balance. If my account is zero I cannot afford to play your game anymore, and thus a new game starts.

Capitalism (in its current form) is in its endgame. Meaning, the game is over or soon about to be. What will take it's place? I have no idea, and I'm sure no one else does either. Maybe it will be socialism. Maybe it will be facism. Maybe it will be, to borrow an Al Smith phrase "more capitalism," but in a revised form. Who knows. But one thing is certain. We are headed for total systemic economic collapse. And TPTB know it. They may be able to delay the inevitable, but they cannot prevent it. Reality always wins.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 08:10 | 1778549 iNull
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OK, it was a bit bombastic, so the slow clap was deserved.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 19:55 | 1777909 Freddie
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Do you regret voting for the muslim yet?  I did not think so. He and his cronies are the problem.  And all of Wall Street supported him along with jedge funds and the venture capital gangs in SillyCON Valley.  

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:22 | 1776897 Segestan
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Enforce fair law in government and on the streets. Opportunist have bankrupted the west, and now they will destroy the hope of the people. Enforce the law.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:43 | 1776966 LeBalance
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That is not the past, present, or future system.

Power enforces Rules to Keep its Power.

Ideas over Power clash with Power in conflict and change Power.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:51 | 1776987 Sheikh Djibouti
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Instead of enforcing existing laws we have to create more frivolous laws and incomprehensible legislation. There is too much crimethink and sexcrime, too many of our citizens are free and doubleplusungood speak is everywhere.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:06 | 1777013 Segestan
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I did say .. Fair Laws. Law is like shoes... if the shoe fits ware it.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:08 | 1777024 Sheikh Djibouti
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Indeed. My sarcasm was not directed at your comment, quite the contrary in fact.

Increased incarceration to decrease dependency on foreign oil

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:41 | 1777071 Segestan
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Private prisons were one of the ugliest marks on ancient civilization until the Emperors abolished them. This article show's an ignorance of human rights. Dangerous, opportunist greed.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:46 | 1777081 Sheikh Djibouti
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It's satire.

Director Noah Paulajese?

Representative Amanda Tori Sentenz?

Usually that's a hint ;-)

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:50 | 1777088 Segestan
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Thanks.. satire is my weak point.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:02 | 1777108 Fish Gone Bad
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You two might be the next Abbott and Costello.  That was a scream to read.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:49 | 1777199 Marigold
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A typical chattering class comment. Say something that means something you starling.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:16 | 1777334 karzai_luver
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prisons , especially private for profit are a great growth and jobs producer here in the good old ussa.

 

As an added benefit the peeps on the inside get on the job training along with free sex and the judges get cash for coke and young boys along with the next election.

Hellbound train bitchez, just hope you ain't pulling..............

 

 

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:22 | 1776898 TradingTroll
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Black Bloc = agent of change or hired guns of the Bilderbergs and other Evil Empire groups, before they seize sovereign assets as collateral for failing debt

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:33 | 1776936 Bendromeda Strain
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This "loose band of anarchists" were no doubt easier to infiltrate than the Mafia or the Panthers.

The Social Network, indeed...

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:46 | 1776974 Gully Foyle
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Gaius Julius Caesar: [evaluating his chances against Pompey's more numerous legions] Our men must win or die. Pompey's men have... other options.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:23 | 1776901 alien-IQ
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Here's good cause for rioting:

EU considering massive cuts to food aid for poor

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is considering a roughly 75 percent cut in funding for a program that helps feed 18 million of its poorest citizens.

The cuts, set to take effect after New Year's, would come at a time of rising unemployment and consumer food prices in many parts of Europe, as well as overall economic turmoil on the continent. The looming cuts already have raised fears among people who rely heavily on the program.

full story here:

http://m.yahoo.com/w/news_america/eu-considering-massive-cuts-food-aid-p...

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:28 | 1776920 flattrader
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But there will be bailouts and bonuses for banksters.

Let it burn.

Bunga, bunga.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:56 | 1776996 Esso
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And there's the problem in a nutshell.

Can't afford a few measley billion for food for the people, but when it comes to multi-trillions for the banksters (read: jews, acting jews) and their wars, the sky's the limit.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:46 | 1777077 Alvaro de Esteban
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I don´t want my taxes used to bail out Banksters or stupid wars...niether to pay NGOs, Unions, ilegal aliens, religious organizations,lazy people free lunch, free university for "professional students", thanksgiving turkey for convicted felons...

I want my taxes used to protect my liberty & my private property, nothing less, but not so much more...

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:53 | 1777093 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1

Ron Paul 2012!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:05 | 1777114 rocker
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I agree with you but I have a little problem with some of the arguement. I agree with the premise of no free lunches.

But many a people have worked and payed into programs like Social Security, and paid into reitirement accounts.

Those people do deserve what they paid into. It is no different if you deposit your money in a bank savings account and 

you are told your money is not their because of Cartel Organizatoins like Goldman Sachs made them insolvent.

Most are rebelling because the banks are the real socialist. The Banksters really believe they should have million dollar

offices and make hundreds of millions in pay. While they are the crooks who steal from the accounts they are suppose

to be working to make grow. I almost shit my pants when I heard Republican Judd Gregg is a Goldman Sachs advisor.

Unbelievable.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:52 | 1777202 Mike2756
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Paid vs. promised are two very different things.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:02 | 1777218 Bobbyrib
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That's true, Social Security promises to pay you much more than you put into it (if you don't pass early in life).

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:18 | 1778418 dolly madison
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I wonder if you adjusted what was paid in as opposed to what was taken out for inflation, how well they would match up.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:51 | 1777292 RSloane
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Rock on, Esteban.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:53 | 1777295 eureka
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Does the law and the police protect your private property from the bankster-corporate-military-empire's taxation and fiat bubble and empirial wars?

Does your income in any way derieve from publicly sponsored infrastructure, publicly educated human capital, co-publicly instituted financial and market structures, asset leverage by publicly sponsored and or Federal Reserve pumped private banking and wealth management casino capitalism operations?

If you pulled you wealth out of your own ass, sweat and brains & blood exclusively - then and only then are you a Libertarian god-man, free to declare your wealth self-created - and if you did that, why not defend your wealth yourself, rather than depend on cops, who are not at all effective anyway?

Libertarinism needs a severe overhaul, subject to strigent logical scrutiny - and if Libertarianism, which has such great lip-service in the US, is worth its two cents, why have Libertarians not taken over at least a couple of US states - and PROVEN to the world that Libertarianism can work? 

Protect your own property. I don't want to pay taxes to protect yours, however you earned or leveraged your way into it. That - is true libertarianism. Why on earth should a worker pay taxes to protect the wealth of a billionaire, who pays no taxes?

Libertarianism in its current projected incarnation is asymmetrical - just like republicanism - i.e. "government should provide security and protection of private assets, but not education and social services"... = not only that - aside from being asymmetrical, it is a destructive provincialism, because it wants to demolish national  institutions which contribute to generating a common community of knowledge and of shared language and values, while insisting on the entitlement to have private, local assets protected by nationally funded and run "security" and military institutions.

Address the issues of assymetry -  address the challenge of creating national cohesion - andf apply equity and equal concern and assets to all aspects of creating and maintaining a nation - OR - lose that nation to personal concern and provicialism.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:59 | 1777002 Rainman
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Circuses with no bread...?? that'll never work.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:01 | 1777107 shutdown
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But there's plenty of money in Europe to support Obama's idiotic wars. SHAME! 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:25 | 1777350 knukles
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European support is all hats and no cows.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:42 | 1777278 Börjesson
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In the EU, national governments are the ones responsible for supporting their poor. This is just some strange EU project that was originally intended for distributing excess food that would otherwise have been destroyed. Over the years it morphed into buying food on the open market and giving away, but that was not at all what it was intended for. Hence, reasonably, it is now being scrapped. Not to worry, the poor will still be fed (though usually through social security checks rather than food handouts).

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 20:00 | 1777918 Freddie
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Send the muslims home - problem solved.

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 03:20 | 1778419 dolly madison
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I have heard they have welcomed the foreigners because they have more old people than young, and need young taxpayers to support the old.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:23 | 1776904 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Burlisconi sings Iliupersis

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:57 | 1777000 ThePiousPriest
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Berlusconi fiddles his ode to Keynesianism and Fiat Money while his own people burn the society created by fiat money. Funny how some things never change.This makes Nero look sane. 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:06 | 1777014 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Nero's excuse is that he and all Caesars litterally thought they were gods and this was accepted by the status quo.  When someone is raised as a god, it tends to go to your head.  Look at poor Lindsey Lohan.

What are politicians excuses today?

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:16 | 1777036 Segestan
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One of the reasons the 'Caesars and Kings of Hellas and Persia thought of themselves as god.. they were from birth tended to daily by the wisest persons the state could find. Educated in all the arts of higher civilization. Molded into the best of the best, at least that was the goal. Expected to be the final voice of Justice for all citizens and even slaves. This position was the highest of human expectation.To a peasant in a world of burden he was like a God.

 If such a noble, with all the power of a mortal god is then somehow morally bankrupted,  just imagine the social damage, the opportunity for the  forces of evil. Do you see why empires fall?

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:05 | 1777220 Bobbyrib
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More often than not, rulers of empires/countries treated the lower classes like dirt.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:26 | 1776914 sheeple2012
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Perfect backdrop for another low vol melt-up on Monday, Q's may even make 52 wk. high... hard to believe but true

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:34 | 1776939 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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They are burning cars...

This is bullish!

-Paul Krugman

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:55 | 1776994 nmewn
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ROTFL!!!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:55 | 1777097 DoChenRollingBearing
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LOL, Mr Lennon and nmewn!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:48 | 1777286 SilverIsKing
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Just waiting for Lasagna the Riot Dog to show up now.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:28 | 1777353 knukles
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++++++++++++++++++++++++

Look, two fucking cars on fire and a couple hundred crazy Italians waving flags does not a riot make. 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 18:16 | 1777723 Hephasteus
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It's all about magnitude. You want them to know they are not in control. Not that the entire world is going to burn down. 2 cars on fire and a couple hundred crazy italians waving flags is not a riot. It's a protest. If it comes to riots entire cities will be wiped off the map.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:03 | 1778212 Freddie
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Better then lib kids from the hamptons, NYU, the upper west side and probably a few from CT texting in the park in NYC.   Italy is paradise compared to this shit and I would take Berlasconi over the muslim any day.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:08 | 1777023 rocker
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 Look, La Polizia want to have a parade. They have flags and costumes. They should have washed their Buses first.

 What would the cops hope to accomplish by marching down the street.  What a joke.

 All they are doing is pissing more people off.  This is what happens when a government turns on the people.

 It is called Civil Unrest. Then it turns into Civil Disobedience.

 You would think Bloomberg would get it. Bloomberg will NOT be elected again. He turned against the people.

 Americans used to call NYPD heros. Now Americans call the NYPD Thugs.  NYPD owns their own dishonor now.

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:15 | 1777035 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Let's take the revolution to the bank.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:17 | 1777039 rocker
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 Oh Shit, they set La Polizia Van on Fire.  What a way to end a parade. No Blue Light Special now.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:33 | 1777171 swissbene
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nypd as heroes was always propaganda (certainly there are exceptions but ...)

if nothing else these protests offer a glimpse of reality to broad segments of population previously incapable or unwilling to research and think critically.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:11 | 1777236 Bobbyrib
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After September 11th, when the NYPD and NYFD ran into the World Trade Center to save people, they deserved the title of hero. Now that they are beating protestors, they seem to be like mafia thugs protects their crime bosses (Wall St.).

If you watch video footage of the Occupy Wall St., at least some of them provoked the police to either arrest them, or to beat them up. I do agree with the reason for the protests, but these idiots are so disorganized that I think the message should be sent to people antagonizing the cops to go home.

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:17 | 1777038 DeadFred
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S&P took out the 50 quite nicely, but the 100 is only 1% above and a harder nut to crack. It's harder to melt up when things are overbought.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:32 | 1776924 dwdollar
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Nothing to see here +300 on the DOW Monday!!! Fucking idiots going long while the world burns... LOL... Keep pretending the mobs mean nothing and will affect no change.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:39 | 1777179 Diablo
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Cover of Barrons this week..."Time to buy!"

buahaha

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:31 | 1776928 Wakanda
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Bunga Bunga!

2 days until Black Monday II

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:31 | 1776930 Long-John-Silver
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Their Flea Bagger's look just like our Flea Bagger's! I'd bet they smell just as bad too.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:38 | 1776952 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It's too bad most hippies don't know that fresh lime juice can balance the PH of the skin. 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:47 | 1776980 Esso
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Could I use 7up instead?

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:51 | 1776988 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Haha!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:00 | 1777215 Divine Wind
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Then they would start licking each other. Ewwww.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:46 | 1776977 Gully Foyle
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[Vorenus wakes up to find his horse has been stolen]
Lucius Vorenus: Fortune pisses on me once again!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:34 | 1776940 CrashisOptimistic
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The day the first bullets go into riot police skulls, and then into a banker or two, the markets fall 15%.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:39 | 1776955 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The riot police are wearing designer jeans and leather jackets.  What's up with that?

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:17 | 1777137 Bam_Man
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It's Italy.

You should see the outfits on the Carabinieri. They put the Village People to shame.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:40 | 1776959 centerline
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Thanks Tyler for pointing out that the pension funds are insolvent.  Same as social security.  I have been waving this flag for years now.  People really are stupid to think that the government has "tidy little savings accounts" with people's names on them just waiting for them to retire.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:59 | 1777005 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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But the governments promised! 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:58 | 1777100 DoChenRollingBearing
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And lied again!  Oh the horror!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:42 | 1776964 HuggaBushy
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"Demonstrators in Rome set fire to two cars and broke shop windows..."

Sounds like a Keynesian stimulus.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:43 | 1776965 D.O.D.
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quite litterally, 6a6ylon iz 6urn...

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:49 | 1776982 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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The sky falls, but everyone watches themselves in the house of mirrors the policy makers have built. 

666 in reality but through the veil Isis sees 999.

We are coming home baby; see everyone on the other side.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:44 | 1776969 I am Jobe
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Fuck , this is going to get out of hand. Drones will be deployed and carpet bombing will begin. USSA needs another war

Love

Paul Krugman.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:04 | 1777111 shutdown
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... You got it! The USA just invaded Uganda. Advisers only, as usual. 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:36 | 1777380 knukles
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But...
May engage in full tilt motherfucking live combat to wipe out anything in the free fire zone in order to defend themselves.
Lemme see how this works.
Find anybody
Label as suspected danger
Rush yelling and screeaming, threatening to kill
One makes so much as a flinch
Open fire
Yahh-the-fuck-who, kill 'em all and let God sort 'em out!

Rules of Engagement.
Clear?
Clear!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 19:00 | 1777729 iNull
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Joker: "How can you shoot women and children?"
Gunner: "Easy. You just don't lead 'em as much. Hahaha...Aint war hell!"

--FMJ

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 23:57 | 1778267 Freddie
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I see on Drudge tonight that the Kenyan muslim is trying to tee up a war with Iran for his Sunni handlers aka The House of Saud. The marxist scum muzzie usurper was supposed a contractor for the CIA in afghanist/pakistan back when the Saudis were funding the muhajadeen.

The whole Obama and Geithener klan were Ford Foundation CIA spooks.  I think even the grandparents through Bank of Hawaii with grandma.  Grandpa and ma and mother were all commies.

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:45 | 1776972 JustObserving
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There has always been a shortage of affordable housing - male children live with their parents until they are 40 and  ... orphans.  Now, Berlusconi is getting all the hot, beautiful women - 8 a night.

How much can a hot-blooded Italian take?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/silvio-berlusconi/8771176/Berl...

 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:52 | 1776989 wisefool
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See also China & India in 10 years. When society/the elite take all the resources, including young mens potential wives, you got make sure there is porn and IPads to watch it on. Thank you to Eliot Spitzer and the SEC for showing us the way to save the world!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:21 | 1777148 Bam_Man
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Now, Berlusconi is getting all the hot, beautiful women

No, not quite. Only the short ones.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:55 | 1776993 JW n FL
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EAT THE RICH!!

I am tired of Cake!

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:10 | 1777001 JustObserving
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Yum, they taste of champagne and caviar and gold leaf.  Can I have seconds?  

http://www.reuters.com/article/2007/11/07/us-dessert-idUSN0753679220071107

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 18:19 | 1777732 iNull
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It's an aquired taste.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 13:04 | 1777112 toady
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That comment always makes me think of that Reese's commercial with the sharks;

'Steve was delicious'

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 11:59 | 1777003 marcusfenix
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hey maybe the Italian govt can steal a page from our own "distraction for dummies" playbook. they could hold a presser on how Iran tried to contract the Corleone family to hit the (insert ambassador and country name here)...

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:05 | 1777018 wisefool
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I saw a critc of that book on bloomberg a couple of days ago. "Iran was going to hire an elite, competent agency to do the deed in a restraunt with lots of collateral damage?" snarc mine: "Specifically they were going to it in popular al fresco district where the people fought hard to make sure they can bring thier pets, but not allow children who often cry and distrupt the mood"

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:02 | 1777010 dvp
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Concerning the first photograph, the GUARDIA di FINANZA???!!!  'Nuf said.

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 12:46 | 1777080 YHC-FTSE
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Yep, well spotted. The Italian minister of economy and finance has his own riot police. 

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 14:34 | 1777264 luigi
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If need be even the Guardia Forestale (forester's corp) can field riot police units, even mounted...

Sat, 10/15/2011 - 15:39 | 1777390 knukles
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Hey, the fucking Fed (a private bank) has their own police shoot to kill force.
WTF....
When in Rome....

Sun, 10/16/2011 - 01:42 | 1778368 Freddie
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We apparently The Fed has their own police force monitoring the web for people saying how much they hate the f**king FED.

Italy has the tax police which I think is the Poliza Finanza.  They usually cruise the Autostrada in the north for Italians trying to take their money to Switzerland or Lictenstein.  The Italains have 2,000 + years of being overtaxed by the state.  I guess it could be worse like Greece where almost nobody pay taxes but they want benefits and the unionized govt workers want benefits and early retirement to do nothing.   

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