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Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:36 | 2132311 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:46 | 2132342 Ras Bongo
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Dat is why mi supports wikileaks informer fi nobel peace prize

http://rt.com/news/manning-nobel-peace-prize-631/

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:43 | 2132723 zorbathefreak
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Fiyah bun Babylon!

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:25 | 2132820 Comay Mierda
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When this guy came up with this how much weed was he smoking?

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:44 | 2132968 Harlequin001
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and this is news?

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 03:33 | 2133169 AldousHuxley
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Sheeple never leads revolutions for the status quo is too powerful. No, your guns and 401k and votes are nothing when compared to those men who control the institutions such as military, federal reserve, and media.

 

It is when one the elites had enough decides to splits themselves and enlists the lower class to fight.

 

Sheeple are just an after thought. Actually it doesn't matter for sheeple for they are screwed for generations doing hard work and giving whoever is in power half of their labor.

 

The fight is always elite VS elite.

 

The great recession has made some elites very angry becuase they just found out their co-elites at wall st. stabbed them in the back. It is the Chinese billionares, Iranian oil titans, Russian gas oligarchs who are the other elite. American workers are  nobody.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 04:02 | 2133203 AnAnonymous
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Quite distorting.

US citizen elite work hand in hand with US citizen base.

Clearly, historically, very few uprisings base vs elite succeeded without an exterior help.

US citizen elite has done a fine job ensuring that their own base wont receive any kind of help from the exterior as US citizen elite has subdued the other elite.

The end will be that the US citizen elite will prevail, with various bases under them.

Making it easy to play the divide game to rule while the various bases will suck at that game as there wont be any other elite but US citizen elite.

Cracks will exist but nothing to compare with the cracks existing between the various bases forming the subjects of the US citizen elite.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 07:40 | 2133352 GetZeeGold
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Elect sparkplugs and ashtrays....cause they won't do anything.

 

We'll figure it out from here.

 

 

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 01:30 | 2133017 Oh regional Indian
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Somebody said Sleeple a while ago and I'm sticking with that. 

You cannot waken anyone who thinks they are already awake. And there-in lies the rub. Of the eyes that is.

Eyes Wide Shut, Ears-plugged, Hair today, Gone Tomorrow, Soft..... sounds like the Sleeple are READY TO  RUMBLE.

All in for the Farmville Revolt of 2012!

Sleep. Sheep. Deep. Peep on the Cheep Cheep. Don't think, Leep.

ori

/songs-for-songs/

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 04:10 | 2133207 AnAnonymous
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They are awake.

It is a matter of situation.

They keep playing the game because they are on the right side of it. They are winners.

With US citizens, it is simple, they only start to question the rules of the game when they are about to fall or have fallen to the wrong side of the game.

Duplicity.Miscalculation. No slumber here.

US citizens know what they do and will do it unless they are no longer the ones profiting from it. At this point, the game has to stop.

Eg: globalization.

How many US citizens repeat and want people to believe that globalization only started 30 years ago? That globalization is dragging them down?

It is quite funny when it comes from US citizens of A because the US of A is a product of globalization, the very birth of their country is a globalization event.

And globalization is now questioned mostly because the benefits of it are no longer that unambiguously and exclusively US citizens.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 05:31 | 2133260 johny2
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fair enough, even though "awake" in this case means something different to being in upright position with eyes open.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 06:17 | 2133297 Oh regional Indian
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Precisely! There is awake and then there is Awake.

ori

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 09:46 | 2133527 SheepDog-One
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Dont worry, the sheeple wont 'wake up' till a jackboot is stomping their face.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:00 | 2132378 Rusty.Shackleford
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My daily commute

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:47 | 2132973 WarriorClass
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This is for the sheeple.  

Too many people are afraid of mathematics because our schools have made it far more difficult than it is, and in fact don't want you to understand it or its foundations, or its implications because those lead directly to God as the only logical conclusion of the universe we live in.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5syRnaXwpg&feature=youtu.be

You may or may not want to buy his book.  I'll tell you this, it is not an easy book.  If you are interested, it will take a lot of personal time and concentration, but if you are willing, it will give you the basis of all math and philosophy that you need to build on in order to come to a logical conclusion in any argument.  And you don't have to be a math whiz to get it, it is all laid out for you but you do have to concentrate and think about it.

Let us know what you think of the ad, by indicating whether you like it or not, by clicking on the "Like" or "Dislike" under the video.

If you like it and want no further insight, that's great; if you want to know more you can link to the Prime Thesis here:

https://sites.google.com/site/primenumbertheory/

And amaze all your friends by being able to give them every prime number that exists.

or go here and look for the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Alchemy-Number-Theory-1/dp/1470002159/ref=sr_1_2?i...

And make sure your kids understand math.

And The Creator.

 

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 19:01 | 2136006 Death and Gravity
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Math can certainly be made easier and more approachable than the drudgery at school, yes, but putting a definite spiritual spin on it is not the way to sell it to a broad audience that are handicapped by their school experiences.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 01:51 | 2133049 A Nanny Moose
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Oh. You drive the 405 in LA too?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:33 | 2132442 Eireann go Brach
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Dear ZH readers..What is your definition of a Sheeple and why are you not a sheeple too?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:42 | 2132471 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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A sheeple is a person who is does not know the world is run by banksters.  We are not sheeple because we know about the shadowey puppet masters.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:38 | 2132840 Comay Mierda
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Sheeple are people who, like sheep, unquestioningly follow their masters to get fleeced. and the sad thing is that the sheeple who on their way to get fleeced think they are so much smarter than the "crazy conspiracy nut" who is trying to warn them of their fate if they continue following their master.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:43 | 2132965 mkkby
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Everyone here is most likely a sheeple.  You know the system is fucking you in the ass but you won't lift a finger -- except to rant on blogs, which is just pitiful whining.

All it takes to bring down this house of cards is a consumer strike.  Just stop buying crap on credit and live within your means.  That would starve the beast once and for all.  If we all went further and only bought necessities, the whole economy and tax collection would go back to the 50s.

You are sheeple because you are afraid to do anything expect wait for the inevitable axe to fall and hope someone else gets it first.  Face it.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 02:00 | 2133064 Cathartes Aura
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If you're still banking at the TBTF, BofA in particular, and using their plastic. . . baaaaaaaaaa. . . .

I'm sure y'all can add to the list, but this one never ceases to amaze me when it turns up in threads here.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 05:50 | 2133280 merizobeach
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"Everyone here is most likely a sheeple."  Nice try, Woolcoat.  Unless we take a charitable interpretation of your statement as meaning, 'on account of a confluence of popular factors, any random individual has a final probability of sheeplehood that indicates a likelihood of inclusion', then we have to dismiss this blanket statement.  Certainly, however rare, there are some persons who do not qualify as sheeple; it does seem to be my experience that those people tend to be somewhat prolific international travelers, and one tends to meet those people while traveling internationally.

Break your cultural chains: get off the continent where you were born.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 02:35 | 2133109 prains
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SHEEP........lets talk   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u96YfOB48Q

 

when looking for the sheep in the room and don't know who it is, it's you

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:48 | 2132484 Thunder_Downunder
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oh.. we're all sheeple.

 

If you're not a 1%er, you're sheeple not a sheperd... whether you're angry about it or not, it makes no practical difference.

 

Angry sheeple, self aware sheeple, seem to think that makes them spezal, but we're all part of the same dynamic flock... 

 

We all get herded, whether we brae or not.

 

 

(If anyone thinks they're not sheeple, ask yourself when was the last time you got a phone call asking for your opinion on a major piece of national policy... yeah...)  

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:37 | 2132817 Revert_Back_to_...
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People are products of their environment.

Consider a child raised in Nazi Germany in the Hitler Youth.  What sort of value system would that child grow up with.  What are the chances that he will ever decide to change his worldview? If he does, will he be rewarded or punished?

now...Consider a child raised in a system where greed and usury and certain forms of plunder (corporate takeovers, etc.) are considered accepted norms and even rewarded.  He will develop a set of values that justify these things.  He may still know that something is wrong on a deep level but not understand what it is or have the wisdom to correct it.  Understanding and Wisdom are the key.

Scroll down to "The Fatal Idea of Legal Plunder"

http://bastiat.org/en/the_law.html

This is also of interest.

http://www.archive.org/details/coinsfinancialsc00harvrich

We are not operating under the original system.  It is only the traces of the original system that are still left that are the cause of any remaining prosperity and that is dimming fast.  Imagine how cool things would be if they put the original system back.  Under the original system, the USA made 50 percent of the worlds goods and our Federal Treasury balance had grown to the point it became an embarassment and a temptation.

What was the real cause of the Great Depression?  The Bank Panics, etc.  Hint (it was not what they say in your history books).  Google "McFadden 1932" and read the book above.  Once you discern the truth, you know it is the truth.

 

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:55 | 2132980 Heyoka Bianco
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I believe it's called the illusion of control.

 

By the way something, everybody's heard of "the lone wolf", but have you ever heard of "the lone sheep"? Herding behavior does have its advantages, if, as you say, you're not the sheperd, or even a border collie.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 02:18 | 2133077 margaris
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(If anyone thinks they're not sheeple, ask yourself when was the last time you got a phone call asking for your opinion on a major piece of national policy... yeah...)  

If someone calls me on the phone and asks me about my opinion on something, I usually abort the call immediately, sometimes yelling: no time, leave me alone, dont call again.

You mean, maybe I am the 1% and dont know it , and this is bilderberg asking me for my opinion?

Aehm... I will abort the call again nonetheless...

You know what? If I were 1%, I wouldnt want to take part in the shit the other 1%-ers do. That would make me look like a sheep just the same, no?

No, I would be a loner even as 1%... it comes with the individuality.

You cant flock cats... they have an individual mind. But you can flock sheep. And think about it: There are also 1%-sheep.... just look for individuality lacking.

If a 1%-er wants to be part of a big club, he is a sheep just as much as the 99%.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 03:15 | 2133151 Thunder_Downunder
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Sorry bub, your individuality is also an illusion.

Take a myer-briggs personality test and watch your 'unique roguey-ness' get shoehorned into neat profile. You're 99.99999999999% genetically similar to everyone else, only your life experience makes you more unique than one ant is to another. OTherwise we might as well be.

 

The fact that you speak the same language as me means that you're already part of the flock, your thoughts are described in terms common to others. 

 

Sit down, and try and do something totally unique. I dare ya. Do something no one has ever done before. Pretty much impossible.

 

Take some carming  breaths, its ok to be human. I'll brae first to make you feel more comfortable.

 

(PS I was certain someone would make a reference to telephone marketing or polling of some kind, to quip about being in the 1%. So in that respect too, you behaved as expected...)

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 04:15 | 2133212 AnAnonymous
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Individual does not uniqueness.

Individual is quite direct label, that can not be divided.

Indeed, in US citizenism, the reality of individuality is denied, through cheap tricks like that one, claiming that individuality is uniqueness.

Two identical products can be individual products.

But hey, US citizenism is as US citizen does.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 06:07 | 2133290 merizobeach
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"Sit down, and try and do something totally unique."

Art & music much?  Sorry, bub, but the act of composing--each poem, novel, etc, even philosophical treatises--is unique.  Maybe the hacks copy, but there are legitimately creative people, not to mention the innovative.  Hell, even in the small town where I live, there's a benign nutter expat from Michigan who misses the lakes...and got it into his head to build a series of collapseable kayaks from PVC pipe with clear plastic skin, and the whole thing can fit in a backpack.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 07:22 | 2133335 margaris
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You know, we humans are 50% genetically similar to a potato.

Its not about genetics so much, its about memes and brains. Two twins can have absolutely identical DNA but they can achieve very different things in life.

Every child starts as a curious artist who asks questions all the time... but as the child gets older it is discouraged by the system to continue to do that.

I would call myself individualist because I am an artist, I think outside of the box, and I am trying to exist outside of the system.

Humans have done totally unique things during history. How do you explain inventors etc?

Of course we are standing on the shoulders of giants, but the possibilites to combine things differently and create something unique are infinite.

As long as human curiosity remains our strongest characteristic we will continue to reinvent ourselves.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 07:51 | 2133363 Thunder_Downunder
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Spend some time doing pysch profiles and wash away that high school ignorance. You're not unique... at least not as much as you probably suspect you are.

 

My point was not to attack you personally, but the idea of the lone wolf. It is a popular meme... there are millions of lone wolves... all wondering around denying they're standing next to each other.

 

There is a degree of randomness to your decision making, but you, me, everyone can be profiled.  See the earlier comment about the illusion of control. This is not much different.

 

Stating you're an artist is as meaningful as someone stating they're a bureacrat... Both are profiles. I'm an entrepreneur, therefore i'm an arrogant risk taker? Crude profiling...

 

 

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:00 | 2133726 margaris
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Lone wolf is just a way of looking at it, I havent felt attacked by you for a second... why do you say that?

It boils down to the argument:

Are you concerned what other people think of you? Do you actively do everything you can to blend in? This is the typical sheep-behaviour.

Or couldnt you care less and are instead looking for personal freedom and fulfillment?

You see, the first (the sheep) sees fullfillment only thru the judgement others give, the latter (the cat) finds fullfillment on his own.

Of course we all have our habits, and can therefore be profiled. But the more free you are, the more you will make unexpected transitions or paradox moves in your daily behaviour. Call it impulsion if you want.

I for example have been a freelancer autodidact entrepreneur/artist all of my life. And I can see only one constant factor in my life: CHANGE!

I feel free, because I change all the time.

If I were a sheep, I would have my plain vanilla job, and know and care only about how fast the time will go by so I can collect my pay check end of the month.

PS: I dont get your point: "entrepreneur equals arrogant risk taker".... I would call a gambler an arrogant risktaker, and an entrepreneur someone who tries to control the risk as much as possible. So you see? A completely different point of view I make. THATS individuality.

An artist tries every day to see the world a little bit differently than the day before, A bureaucrat tries to make every day EXACTLY the same as yesterday. So how you can even compare those two, or not see the difference is beyond me. :-)

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 17:04 | 2135337 h3m1ngw4y
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the individuality thing oh my:

The order of brain activities seemed to be perception of motion, and then decision, rather than the other way around.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/02/science/02free.html?pagewanted=all

sorry to be the first but the free will thinggy is another illusion too ;-)

everybody (including you) who accomodates himself in his belief system (and you have very much accomodated yourself in your belief system) tends to be a sheeple, admit i must an impulsive sheeple. but your looking down on the plain vanilla guy is the very real essence of sheepleism. you are this plain vanilla (artist) guy with a fixed belief system, to NOT cash in a regular paycheck) you are not something special.

free will oh my

perhaps plain vanilla job for a few years just as experience would be the real change for you. but even your refusal to admit it could be something good to experience plain vanilla workerbee, paints you more in the artist-sheeple corner

remember free will is an illusion the brain creates to justify behavior,

only because you feel free doesn´t mean you are free.

Wed, 02/08/2012 - 03:00 | 2137039 margaris
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lol, yeah, and matter is mostly empty space... makes it look like an "illusion" too, but thats not the point.

I believe there is free will, but of course we humans consist of two different planes of consciousness,

the conscious mind and the unconscious.

Now if scientists claim that every conscious decision is preceded by an unconscious activity in our brain... that doesnt mean we have no free will (read the end of the article you yourself posted!).

Its funny how you call me a sheep when you are the one trying to challenge the very existence of freedom. Thats a scary contradiction right there.

Look, of course we are in a way biological machines... and we are slow.... thats the main characteristic of our brain i would say... it is slow!

My willingness to make a cup of coffee needed about 10 seconds to find its way out of my dark unconsciousness.... does this mean I am not free?

Of course, the urge to drink coffee might be just an uncontrolled addiction. But what if I had decided to NOT drink a coffee today... although my body screams for one?

What if I smoked for 10 years, and am now 10 years smoke-free? What made me free? If I was only controlled by my body.... then I would still smoke!

PS: about the plain vanilla jobs.... I started out with those right after school..... hated it...... made me embrace the real freedom you have as an enterpreneur much more.... I dont need a boss! I need to wake up every morning and think about:"how can I make money and have fun today..."

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 04:19 | 2133216 AnAnonymous
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Angry sheeple, self aware sheeple, seem to think that makes them spezal, but we're all part of the same dynamic flock..

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Sheeple is an improper notion.

It is a label invented and promoted by US citizens who are losing their status to belittle US citizens who are keeping their status.

US citizens consent to their elite actions, they authorize them.

There is no sheeple. Only US citizens who actively participate and enable their US citizen elite schemes and US citizens who wish they could still participate actively to their elite schemes. And get rewarded accordingly of course.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:04 | 2132514 wisefool
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I am not wealthy enough to be the typical ZH'er who understands gold/silver. I wince when I see Ron Paul speak publically about a gold standard, yet I still support him.

The thing that makes people sheeple is the Tax code. not the color, form or denomination on the currency.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:19 | 2132660 Libertarian777
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you don't have to be wealthy to understand the difference between fiat and gold/silver backed money. All you need is to be EDUCATED (and i'm not talking about degrees issued by an institution).

There are many free books online (Rothbard, Mises, Von Hayek) that explain all this, if only you take the time to.

Ron Paul cured my apathy, got me interested in this stuff and made me do research. At first his ideas seemed radical, when i researched them I realised that nothing he's spoken about is new, it is as it always was. Kings have always debased their currencies, their empires have always crashed. This is happening today. With each progressive president elected, we get closer and closer to a 'King', and with each successive federal reserve chairman we get ever more debasement of our currency.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:16 | 2132788 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Because I'm not Irish, I eat vegatables that grow above ground, and I haven't sold my entire country out to the banker lords like the keepers of the Blarney Stone(d)

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:59 | 2132809 Thunder_Downunder
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Well, I'm curious. Which country are you a part of?

 

I'm sitting here trying to think who hasn't sold their people down a river, either directly or indirectly via reckless policy making... Iceland maybe? But the 1%ers still managed to screw the country over.. if not as thoroughly as in Greece or Ireland.

 

I'm an Aussie, and whilst things look fine n' dandy here, our 1%ers have managed to build a housing bubble thats the envy of the world. And we all know how that story will end.

 

 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:42 | 2132851 chindit13
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A sheeple is someone who doesn't see what I see, even if both of us are blind.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:50 | 2132865 Freddie
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Sheeple watch TV and they voted for the muslim.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 02:44 | 2133113 prole
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Would that be the Moslem who bought, oops excuse me, "bought" a house right directly across the street from KAM Isaiah Israel Temple? Or are you talking about a different Moslem?

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 01:52 | 2133053 A Nanny Moose
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Because we know we are not able to think for ourselves? Is this even possible?

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 01:55 | 2133058 stopcpdotcom
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Baa humbug!

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 19:07 | 2136024 Death and Gravity
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Good question. I would initially say that it's people who are unknowing about the crap that going on around them, but... they are in fact aware of it, though is a massively simplified, bastardized and distorted version, delivered by the MSM.

Then I would specify it further by saying that they're not really caring about its specifics, but again, all the national-economic info and financial know-how that daily readers of ZH take for granted is, like it or not, specialist knowledge, and common peopel have enough crap and busy-ness in their lives to sit themselves down and pore over a new dictionary of terms and concepts to learn more correctly whats going on around them irt. the bankins and "financial crisis" etc.

Then I could say that it's people who play along with the bankers and government's game, but in all honesty, I am too, as I in some degree participate in a societal economy, which is taxed by a government system, which pumps funds into the contemporary EU circus, and I'm honestly not at the point where I want to move to a dark, damp cave in a forest to declare my disgust with the state of things.

 

Actually, it's a bloody good question!

I think a better question, that it leads to, may be:

 

What can we DO about the shit we see happening before our eyes these days?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:36 | 2132312 iDealMeat
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Not gonna happen..  They're not asleep, they're in a drug induced coma..

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:38 | 2132317 JW n FL
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they are stupid.

and we all know!

You cant fix stupid!

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:59 | 2132377 Alea Iactaest
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Just when you think you've made something idiot proof, the world goes and invents a better idiot.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:22 | 2132425 iDealMeat
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Not really stupid..  yeah, many are..  But, mostly just delusional, and high on hopium. Or comfortably numb before the shearing..  not sure which is worse.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:32 | 2132444 Buckaroo Banzai
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Stupid?? Don't be absurd. It's well known that the more intelligent you are, the easier it is to hypnotize you.

So-called "stupid" people sometimes have the most common sense.

I submit to you: Paul Krugman

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 16:47 | 2135266 h3m1ngw4y
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stupid or intelligent. fact is, intelligence is the most evenly distributed resource available. everybody i know is comfortable with his IQ.

i know "zero" people saying "heck i´d like to be a bit more intelligent"

 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:43 | 2132334 Cdad
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While I agree with the drug induced comma comment [thank you Lily], even drug enduced zombies can wake up when they start seeing certain headlines.

Like today's announcement that Precrime activities at the FBI are now being directed at nonsheeple:

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_DOMESTIC_TERRORISM?SITE=WYCHE&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

"...the FBI created a national strategy to address the issue, which includes briefing state and local law enforcement on signs to look for that could potentially prevent violence."

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:57 | 2132373 AL_SWEARENGEN
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Most americans would rather settle down for a big arena game with Madonna worshiping the illumanati during half time than be told the truth.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:01 | 2132381 Cdad
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Ummm...most everything I read about Madonna last night was a clear PAN of her come back extravaganza.  I caught part of it on the InterWebs and had to shut it off...embarrassing.  

Not sure what you are talking about, Al.  

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:18 | 2132417 AL_SWEARENGEN
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Madonna’s Superbowl Halftime Show: A Celebration of the Grand Priestess of the Music Industry

 

http://vigilantcitizen.com/musicbusiness/madonnas-superbowl-halftime-show-a-celebration-of-the-grand-priestess-of-the-music-industry/

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:03 | 2132890 palmereldritch
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Kabbalame

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:51 | 2132491 jerry_theking_lawler
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but it was MADONNA....i can't count the number of times i jacked-off to her from memories in my spank-bank....

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:08 | 2132897 Freddie
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The girl giving America the finger was ALL Madonna.  That girl would never have done that without M approval.  It was to create controversy. Tyical Madonna - she is supposedly very musky and nver cleans her.... 

I do not watch TV because it is for sheeple retards who love the muslim and who like to empower their illuminato overlords.  Dumb sheep.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 02:11 | 2133076 Cathartes Aura
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"That girl" - M.I.A. - is an innovator in her own right, with a decade's worth of work, and activism, that puts Madonna in the shade - tho' what she was doing on the fuckin' Super Bawl, who knows.  

Madonna was last century Fred, like the TV you were sniffin' for her "musky."

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 06:27 | 2133300 pufferfish
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I think she was on it to give the finger. She wasn't aloud a US visa for many years due to her political activism. Hence: The Finger. 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:11 | 2132396 DavidPierre
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Nothing but COCKSUCKERS in Deadwood/USSA!

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

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:37 | 2132455 Muc Metals
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Yeah, it's  "panem et circenses" all over again. Or as Robert Heinlein has said:

"Once the monkeys learn they can vote themselves bananas, they'll never climb another tree."


Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:54 | 2132496 ghostfaceinvestah
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Got flouride?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:36 | 2132313 IndicaTive
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What? No "like" button?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:40 | 2132314 JW n FL
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Eat the Rich!

 

The Reserve Banks are not operated for profit, and ownership of a certain amount of stock is, by law, a condition of membership in the System. The stock may not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan; dividends are, by law, 6 percent per year.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/about_14986.htm

 

They have been eating You! and Yours!! for GENERATIONS!!!

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:38 | 2132315 DavidPierre
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Reid and Pelosi !

 

COSTELLO: I want to talk about the unemployment rate in America.
ABBOTT: Good Subject. Terrible times. It's 9%.

COSTELLO: That many people are out of work?
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: You just said 9%.
ABBOTT: 9% Unemployed.

COSTELLO: Right 9% out of work.
ABBOTT: No, that's 16%.

COSTELLO: Okay, so it's 16% unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, that's 9%...

COSTELLO: Wait a minute. Is it 9% or 16%?
ABBOTT: 9% are unemployed. 16% are out of work.

COSTELLO: IF you are out of work you are unemployed.
ABBOTT: No, you can't count the "Out of Work" as the unemployed. You have to look for work to be unemployed.

COSTELLO: BUT THEY ARE OUT OF WORK!
ABBOTT: No, you miss my point.

COSTELLO: What point?
ABBOTT: Someone who doesn't look for work, can't be counted with those who look for work. It wouldn't be fair.

COSTELLO: To whom?
ABBOTT: The unemployed.

COSTELLO: But they are ALL out of work.
ABBOTT: No, the unemployed are actively looking for work. Those who are out of work stopped looking. They gave up. And, if you give up, you are no longer in the ranks of the unemployed.

COSTELLO: So if you're off the unemployment roles, that would count as less unemployment?
ABBOTT: Unemployment would go down. Absolutely!

COSTELLO: The unemployment just goes down because you don't look for work?
ABBOTT: Absolutely it goes down. That's how you get to 9%. Otherwise it would be 16%. You don't want to read about 16% unemployment do ya?

COSTELLO: That would be frightening.
ABBOTT: Absolutely.

COSTELLO: Wait, I got a question for you. That means they're two ways to bring down the unemployment number?
ABBOTT: Two ways is correct.

COSTELLO: Unemployment can go down if someone gets a job?
ABBOTT: Correct.

COSTELLO: And unemployment can also go down if you stop looking for a job?
ABBOTT: Bingo.

COSTELLO: So there are two ways to bring unemployment down, and the easier of the two is to just stop looking for work.
ABBOTT: Now you're thinking like an economist.

COSTELLO: I don't even know what the hell I just said!!

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:41 | 2132329 JW n FL
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Briliiant.

Federal Reserve Earnings verse Federal Reserve Loans to the United States of America

 

1. How much does the Federal Reserve Bank Earn in Interest Payments? From anyone other than the United States of America.

Federal Reserve $15 Trillion Dollars in Loans Bloomberg

Loans from 3 / 9 / 2008 to 3 / 9 / 2009 totaling $15,760,004,161,955.00

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0Aq7CIo3B6RWfdDlTRWk5SnVOTUp1bG4wMXdPMnV2SUE#gid=0

Getting Bigger

Instead, the Fed and its secret financing helped America’s biggest financial firms get bigger and go on to pay employees as much as they did at the height of the housing bubble.

Total ** assets ** held by the six biggest U.S. banks increased 39 percent to $9.5 trillion on Sept. 30, 2011, from $6.8 trillion on the same day in 2006, according to Fed data

** http://www.ffiec.gov/nicpubweb/nicweb/Top50Form.aspx **

The Fed’s Secret Liquidity Lifelines

http://www.bloomberg.com/data-visualization/federal-reserve-emergency-lending/#/overview/?sort=nomPeakValue&group=none&view=peak&position=0&comparelist=&search=

 

 

 

2. Who are those Monies Participated Out too? That the Federal Reserve Bank Collected?

Who owns the Federal Reserve?

The Federal Reserve System fulfills its public mission as an independent entity within government. It is not "owned" by anyone and is not a private, profit-making institution.

As the nation's central bank, the Federal Reserve derives its authority from the Congress of the United States. It is considered an independent central bank because its monetary policy decisions do not have to be approved by the President or anyone else in the executive or legislative branches of government, it does not receive funding appropriated by the Congress, and the terms of the members of the Board of Governors span multiple presidential and congressional terms.

However, the Federal Reserve is subject to oversight by the Congress, which often reviews the Federal Reserve's activities and can alter its responsibilities by statute. Therefore, the Federal Reserve can be more accurately described as "independent within the government" rather than "independent of government."

The 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks, which were established by the Congress as the operating arms of the nation's central banking system, are organized similarly to private corporations--possibly leading to some confusion about "ownership." For example, the Reserve Banks issue shares of stock to member banks. However, owning Reserve Bank stock is quite different from owning stock in a private company. The Reserve Banks are not operated for profit, and ownership of a certain amount of stock is, by law, a condition of membership in the System. The stock may not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan; dividends are, by law, 6 percent per year.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/about_14986.htm

 

So! The question stands.. if the Federal Reserve is collecting .25% interest on $100 Trillion Dollars a Month (minimum).. Where Does ALL!! That Money Go?!?!?!?!?!

6% here.. 6% there.. Participated Out to the Shareholders.. into their Federal Reserve Bank Accounts.

 

Now take those facts and make them entertaining enough for the sheep to wanna learn!

 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:51 | 2132360 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
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6% of what?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:03 | 2132386 JW n FL
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that ifnormation above is taken directly from the Federal Reserves Web Page..

you can follow the link provided.

 

my answer to your question is.. I dont know.. everything they (The Federal Reserve) shared I have provided!

No one knows..

 

is it 6% of the float?

 

6% Gross!

 

6% of Bentributions made?

 

whatever it is! we are talking about Hundreds of Trillions being in play on any given day..

so 6% is a pretty big fucking number, no matter what 6% it is!

 

more important is how We the People! are being screwed.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:42 | 2132466 Buckaroo Banzai
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Hidden in plain sight is how they operate.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:41 | 2132714 JW n FL
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Eat the Rich!

 

The Reserve Banks are not operated for profit, and ownership of a certain amount of stock is, by law, a condition of membership in the System. The stock may not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan; dividends are, by law, 6 percent per year.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/about_14986.htm

 

They have been eating You! and Yours!! for GENERATIONS!!!

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:14 | 2132908 palmereldritch
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livestock

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 02:17 | 2133085 Revert_Back_to_...
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Read this old book, then the speech, then find a Serires 1913 FRN $5.00 or $10.00 or whatever denomination you can find, and read the fine print on the back..  After you get done reading the fine print, then find out if you can still redeem that note.  You will understand what it was redeemable for after reading this book. Redeem is a very key word to think about.

http://www.archive.org/details/coinsfinancialsc00harvrich

http://www.afn.org/~govern/mcfadden_speech_1932.html

bonus points for reading Andrew Jackson's Bank Veto

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/ajveto01.asp

Jefferson also had a few teachings about this;

http://www.lexrex.com/enlightened/writings/bank/jefferson.htm

Finally research what coal miner's script money is and what millitary script money is and how those systems worked.

 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:43 | 2132586 jackinrichmond
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rothchild b.s.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:43 | 2132707 JW n FL
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If your Dumb Ass (you fucking sheep) would have clicked on the LINK (below) you would have read in FED's description of how YOU are being fucked!

 

Rothchilds may or may not have anything to do with it.. but the information I provide is ALWAYS SOURCED AND SIGHTED!!

 

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

 

Fucking Sheep! read something and LEARN! 

 

 

Eat the Rich!

 

The Reserve Banks are not operated for profit, and ownership of a certain amount of stock is, by law, a condition of membership in the System. The stock may not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan; dividends are, by law, 6 percent per year.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/about_14986.htm

 

They have been eating You! and Yours!! for GENERATIONS!!!

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:16 | 2132804 JW n FL
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here is some Rothchild (not so much) bullshit that you need to make your little sheepish head feel better!

 

http://www.bankofengland.co.uk/publications/news/2011/068.htm

 

News Release
The race to zero - Speech by Andrew Haldane

 

The cause of dislocations in price may be the disappearance of liquidity in situations of stress. Andrew Haldane argues that the advent of HFT and fragmentation may have made this more likely, with HFT firms more inclined to withdraw liquidity. Meanwhile, longer-term investors may be either unable or unwilling to fill the liquidity gap because HFT activity makes this unprofitable or risky. The result is a potential double liquidity void and a greater dislocation of prices at times of stress. Many of these features were evident during the so called "Flash Crash" of 6 May 2010 with HFT ".adding liquidity during a monsoon and absorbing it during a drought".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3EUzV5_TUs&feature=related

A Rothschild Speaks on the idea of Developing One International Currency

 

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:24 | 2132930 palmereldritch
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Wow.  That whole My Weather Application schtick he was riffing on seemed extremely creepy.  Like he was talking a whole different subtext to another audience altogether, it almost seemed like he was advertising..."Yeah, we control the drought now...govern yourself accordingly..." Truly disturbing.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 02:20 | 2133089 Cathartes Aura
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see how he was "set up" for the advert - the "newscaster" asks the question, and Rothschild begins looking at his notes, reading his script to pump his product. . .

but yeah, anyone who doesn't realise the weather is heavily manipulated now, isn't paying attention. . . hardly surprising any more tho' - this is another form of "war" to those who play their games. . .

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:03 | 2132512 janxeh
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HAHA i read that in clarke and Dawe's voices.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2AvU2cfXRk

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:15 | 2132651 grgy
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:53 | 2132749 Benjamin Simon
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By all the Gods man, that is a mix of poetry and historical cogniaznce.  I regret I have but one vote to give to ZH.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:39 | 2132842 Dr. Engali
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I don't think I've ever seen over 100 up arrows and no down arrows before. I wanted to give you a down arrow just to be a contrarian , but I couldn't think of a legitimate reason. Your piece was brilliant. Well done.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:09 | 2132879 DavidPierre
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 Barry Levinson   11/28/11 The Economics of Abbott and Costello       I down arrowed myself for cribbing it.
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:10 | 2132903 Dr. Engali
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So there was a reason to be contrarion. Well at least you credited the author now :->

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:18 | 2132913 DavidPierre
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Always trust your gut.

Took me a long time time find the actual source.  It seems to have gone viral in the past few days

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:19 | 2132918 Dr. Engali
Tue, 02/07/2012 - 09:54 | 2133542 Badabing
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Doc. E

"I don't think I've ever seen over 100 up arrows and no down arrows before. I wanted to give you a down arrow just to be a contrarian , but I couldn't think of a legitimate reason. Your piece was brilliant. Well done"

 Fake as the BLS numbers.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 01:49 | 2133043 PhysicalRealm
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The piece you republished without attribution was written by Barry Levinson and posted on HuffPo last November 28.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/barry-levinson/the-economics-of-abbott-and...

Levinson deserves credit.

 

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 07:24 | 2133338 Dr. Engali
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He did give him credit. Read on to following posts.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 01:51 | 2133048 Nobody For President
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Genius!

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:38 | 2132316 Bunga Bunga
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Is it already Friday (humor)?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:42 | 2132323 CrashisOptimistic
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The only sheeple who matter are those with a rifle in Greece.

All it takes is a single gunshot and no way in hell will any Parliament vote for more austerity.

And that would be that.

Just one gunshot into one head in Greece and it's all over.  That's how vulnerable the system is at this debt level.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:40 | 2132326 Eclipse89
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Could we defere the awakening please? I cannot miss the Big Brother on tv.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:41 | 2132467 Oleander
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They need to solve this before the 15th of Feb.  Survivior starts again.  Who will be the sole Survivor??

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:58 | 2132618 robobbob
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Iceland

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:43 | 2132335 Use of Weapons
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ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:44 | 2132339 Eclipse89
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I agree.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:03 | 2132385 Bwahaha WAGFDSMB
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:26 | 2132434 Use of Weapons
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(shameless repost)

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

 

Or, we could do it Russian style, Nightwatch

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=2C-xbcAJ9mE

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:55 | 2132611 NuckingFuts
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CTHULHU FOR PRESIDENT 2012
WHY PICK THE LESSER EVIL?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:57 | 2132616 fnordfnordfnord
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Write in Cthulu / Voldemort 2012. Eris for Sec'y of State

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:46 | 2132344 Royal Fleming
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basically when you rob peter to pay paul. Paul will always be on your side. Muslim in chief knows that.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:50 | 2132356 SillySalesmanQu...
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The sheepie only waake up for the black box of propaganda, Super Bowl, Dancing With the Stars and American Idol.

Right on JW! You can't fix stupid...

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 06:21 | 2132369 Zero Govt
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the sheeple (herd) do not decide societies destiny, they follow 'whatever!'

Groups of sharper cookies (packs) around the herd do

On the Plus Side that'll be students, small business and active groupies (like ZH bloggers)

On the distinctly dark side is The Parasite Club

Let Battle (for leading the herd) Commence

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 19:56 | 2132372 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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Sheeple looks like he worships Bale.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:11 | 2132530 my puppy for prez
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Baal

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:52 | 2132867 chindit13
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His is Christian, yours is Pagan.  Thank Zeus for religious freedom!

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:04 | 2132387 zorba THE GREEK
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In Greece, the shepherds take the sheep to the edge of a steep cliff to pleasure themselves. That way the sheep

are coming back at them and the experience is more intense. As I've told my Greek friends many times: "Remember,

BAAAAA means NO! The Greek farmer told Dr. Dolittle: "The sheep's a liar!!!!" A Greek shepherd told another Greek 

shepherd: " I can wait until spring for the shearing of the sheep" The other shepherd replied: " Yes, it is nice to collect 

the wool and take it to market" The first shepherd answered: "It's not that, I just like to see them naked." Greece,

where the men are men and the sheep are terrified. That's all folks.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:04 | 2132389 chunga
Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:37 | 2132713 JW n FL
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The Reserve Banks are not operated for profit, and ownership of a certain amount of stock is, by law, a condition of membership in the System. The stock may not be sold, traded, or pledged as security for a loan; dividends are, by law, 6 percent per year.

http://www.federalreserve.gov/faqs/about_14986.htm 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:05 | 2132390 Taint Boil
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Becareful what you ask for - you might get it.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:06 | 2132392 ZeroPower
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Its a double edged sword.

To really awake the people, youd see protests on the scale of those seen in shitty Arab countries. We dont want that now do we.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:05 | 2132517 Clay Hill
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Yes.
Some of us do.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:09 | 2132399 devo
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Speaking of which, Google in bed with Goldman Sachs (duh, but it's becoming more and more obvious. See new privacy policy).

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/google-to-present-at-the-goldman-sachs-...

I'd suggest ditching Google/FB.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:09 | 2132642 engineertheeconomy
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Google and Facebook are the evil one percent

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:13 | 2132407 lolmao500
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If the sheeple ever wake up, they'll bow to the first puppet they see.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:33 | 2132449 junkyardjack
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**Ron Paul 2012**

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:22 | 2132427 Rubbish
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I would like to wake from this aluminum and barium stupor

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:25 | 2132433 Use of Weapons
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<cock up>

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:58 | 2132765 Use of Weapons
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Junking me for a self-admitted missed post is kinda like kicking a disabled kid.

 

Sure, it might make you feel good, but it sure isn't something to brag about to your co-workers the next morning.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:08 | 2132784 Clay Hill
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I guess some folks just can't stand the sight of a man with his cock up. 8-)

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:46 | 2132480 americanspirit
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All of us Brainiacs here on ZH better keep in mind that the reason George Bush ( and don't get me started on Sarah) was so pupular with the people who also couldn't pronounce newculer was that they were smart enough to realize that it was THEIR dumbshit in the White House and all those smart jerks were outside the fence showing off how smart they were to each other.

Also it's worth remembering that not too long ago in Cambodia a grade school vocabulary, or even wearing a pair of glasses, was enough to put you face down in a rice paddy. Divide and conquer is a maxim all too well understood by TPTB, and it seems to me with all our talk about 'sheeple' here on ZH and elsewhere we're doing their heavy lifting for them. Whatever happened to the idea of forging alliances? Do any of us really really smart people actually think that mocking those who are still deaf, dumb and blind is going to win them over, or help them see the light? Intellectual snobs may think they are smarter than those who dont speak so good, but we are in a definite, vulnerable minority and we better wake up and figure out some way to make friends with all those 'sheeple' before we find ourselves looking through barbed wire at lots of them in uniforms with guns, guarding our sorry asses.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:59 | 2132505 blunderdog
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I'm with ya man, but there are lotsa haters out there.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:02 | 2132509 Dr. Engali
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Curious post. So all the people who are like George Bush and Sarah Palin are stupid sheep. I take it by your post that you believe all those mindless zombies who worship Obummer and feed at the trough keynesian economics are of a different breed. Maybe even intellectually superior. In my book all non critical thinking people are sheeple regardless of which fool they follow.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:25 | 2132678 CH1
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Both teams suck.

The indivudal versus the state is the way it really is.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:28 | 2132689 Dr. Engali
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That's my point.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:41 | 2132702 GoinFawr
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I thought your extrapolation was a bit too defensive... you got a lot that wasn't offered by the other commentor.

Eg. If I say I would be wary of skeet shooting with Cheney, it doesn't follow that that means I am Al Gore's bowling partner.  Am I obliged to point that out so that you don't make the assumption?

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:07 | 2132782 Dr. Engali
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The difference is in your example you aren't trying to identify a class of people / sheeple. The original post only identified the sheeple as those people who followed the likes of Bush and Palin. In my view a blind follower of any person / party falls into the sheeple catigory. I watched with disbelief as people blindly followed Bush into war and then I watched people with disbelief as they fawned over Obama speaking platitudes.
I'm a Ron Paul voter only because I believe the enemy is the state. However , I don't blindly follow him either. I see him as an ends to a means.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:21 | 2132926 Freddie
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Nah. The Muslim/Rahm Mossad/UAW/Dem team sucks a LOT more.  

Name the Democrat Ron Paul?  There "ain't" one.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:27 | 2132936 Dr. Engali
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Damn you've got to let go of that hate inside of you brother. That shit will eat you up.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 01:52 | 2133052 chindit13
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Hate is the only thing some people (a lot of them on Zerohedge) have in this world.  Don't take his last possession away from him.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:42 | 2132721 americanspirit
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Hi Dr E. - couldn't agree more - I was just following my 'newculer' metaphor. Didn't mean to exclude the Obummer followers from the definition. However, I stand by my contention that making fun of stupid people isn't the way that superior minds ( like yours no doubt) are going to prevail.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:55 | 2132761 Dr. Engali
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I don't think of myself as having a superior mind. I just consider myself an observer who pays attention. I know a lot of very smart people who choose to stay asleep because , to them the alternative is too painful.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 01:04 | 2132988 BlueCollaredOne
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I'm afraid that is going to be the trend for some time to come, at least that's how I see it.  I'm going to generalize here, but the "smart people who are asleep" are most likely asleep because they have a paycheck that depends on there complacency in some form or another to the system. 

 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:45 | 2132592 Totentänzerlied
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Tomorrow you wake up and turn on the TV news to learn of nationwide mass strikes, protests, riots, civil disobedience, marches on the capitol - people across the country demanding real change.

You become elated, thrilled even, and give yourself a pat on the back, vindicated in your persistent hope that one day the tipping point would come when "they'd finally wake up". "I always knew they'd see the light eventually! I never gave up hope!"

You return your attention to the TV where a popular leader is being interviewed about the demands of this nascient mass movement. Eagerly and with baited breath you wait to hear it - your own private fantasy list of all the ways you'd change things if you could.

But this is not what you hear.

One by one they are read-off: the ten planks of the communist manifesto.

Congratulations.

The revolution is upon us, the great popular awakening, the day for which we all longed. The sheeple have awoken and things are going to change!

 

Careful what you wish for

 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 22:27 | 2132684 CH1
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Right, it is not going to "turn around."

But, if we are very lucky, a good number of people will wake up and exit the evil game.

Just stop playing.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 23:06 | 2132768 GoinFawr
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 Worried about losing your "I'm all right so ef all the rest." place? I guess then everyone else who has already been screwed by your idols better call it all off and stick with the plutocracy you knows, hunh?

 Just because you think you're at the end of the line doesn't mean you're not next.

"This is particularly the attitude of intelligent, cultivated people;
one can read the substance of it in a hundred essays. Very few cultivated
people have less than (say) four hundred pounds a year, and naturally they
side with the rich, because they imagine that any liberty conceded to the
poor is a threat to their own liberty. Foreseeing some dismal Marxian
Utopia as the alternative, the educated man prefers to keep things as they
are. Possibly he does not like his fellow-rich very much, but he supposes
that even the vulgarest of them are less inimical to his pleasures, more
his kind of people, than the poor, and that he had better stand by them. It
is this fear of a supposedly dangerous mob that makes nearly all
intelligent people conservative in their opinions. " Eric Blair

OTOH 

"Courage my friend it's not too late to make the world a better place." T Douglas.

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 04:34 | 2133221 AnAnonymous
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Whatever happened to the idea of forging alliances? Do any of us really really smart people actually think that mocking those who are still deaf, dumb and blind is going to win them over, or help them see the light?

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Made me laugh. Very good.

The very idea of alliance was destroyed by US citizenism.

One has to be clear about that.

What has US citizenism offered? US citizenism has always been from the start an elitistic project, selling the idea that it was up to you to turn into elite.

This project has consumed an incredible amount of resources and were now nearing the point that there is simply no longer enough resources for every candidate to ascent to the status of US citizen elite.

As the moving up stalls, US citizens who failed to achieve the ascension are going down, as resources are needed to sustain the US citizen elite in their ways.

To give the illusion that everyone could be elite credibility, US citizens have monetized every single kind of conflict they were able to imagine.

Now, really, you are trying to sell the idea that the guy you stamped in the face in order to climb on him to try and reach the sky will welcome you as you slowly fall down? That this guy will help you to follow your private vendetta against the group of elite you wanna be part of and failed to?

Completely surreal.

US citizenism have turned many divide which were illusory at start into reality.

That is the way it is.

What is going to happen? Well, as US citizens will slowly lose their inborn status (so they thought), they will have to face the burden of the past.

This will create a need for security, a need for being protected from the people you crushed on your path to heavens, that security need will be satisfied by US citizen elite.
So dont worry, your former pals are going to make money out of you. Again.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 20:58 | 2132504 eddiebe
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They may be waking up in the middle east, but here in good ole USA, things will have to get a whole lot tougher before people demand more.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:05 | 2132516 n2dark
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This is a good one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KXeWU4l8E8 in case you've ever wondered how the recruiting process works.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:06 | 2132520 Chupacabra-322
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Sheep?  I thought they were referred to as Cattle? 

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:16 | 2132540 Cheesy Bastard
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Chattel

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:19 | 2132547 Dr. Engali
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Chum

Tue, 02/07/2012 - 00:46 | 2132971 palmereldritch
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Shattle (Sheeple-cattle hybrid)

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 21:17 | 2132542 chistletoe
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I use a different metaphor,

but I think there is a pretty obvious reason why nearly everybody in the U.S.A.

is basically cooperating with the system ...

 

http://chistletoe.blogspot.com/2012/02/emperors-new-clothes.html

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