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This Time Is No Different - Reflections On 1929 Optimism

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When it comes to markets, the following clip, as well as memories of recent market collapses, highlights that it is usually brightest just before it's pitch black.

..."As the market floundered financial leaders were as optimistic as ever...more so"...

(h/t @Macheterosforvr)

 

We are where...

 

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Fri, 03/30/2012 - 16:46 | 2304811 -1Delta
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reminds me of live cattle futures right now

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 16:59 | 2304860 MillionDollarBonus_
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 One of the most astonishing hypocrisies of Zero Hedge is their shameless money grabbing from advertisers, EVEN when the adverts contradict their most deep rooted ideologies. Just today, I have come across adverts for:
 
1. Donations to the Obama presidential campaign
2. Brokerage services at Goldman Sachs
3. McDonalds franchising
 
In addition I’ve repeatedly seen adverts for “Forever Lazy’s”. I would never buy something so ridiculous, and I resent the implication.
 
My advice to ZH: Get your values in order and STOP taking money from adverts that contradict your stated views. You’re embarrassing yourselves.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:04 | 2304874 SimpleSimon
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Au contraire, it is great to be taking money from the people you detest and using it to publish stuff that is not exactly complimentary to them, isn't it?  

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:09 | 2304895 ArkansasAngie
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And ... while I don't give my money to any of them ... I do occassionally ... accidentially ... click on one of the ads.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:01 | 2304990 TruthInSunshine
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Typography Presentation - YouTube

 

Examples of false statements, which were thought to be true at the time...

"Everything that can be invented has been invented."
Charles H. Duell(United States Patent and Trademark Office) 1899

"Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible."
Lord Kelvin (Royal Society of London) 1895

"Airplanes are interesting toys, but of no military value"
Marshal Ferdinand Foch 1911

"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers"
Thomas J Watson (President Of IBM) 1943

"Stock prices have reached what looks like a permanently high plateau."
Irving Fisher (Professor of Political Economy) 1929

"The Bernanke Put is really going to work this time. Honest. We wouldn't lie to you."
Squids urging Muppets to hold or buy equities - 2012

Typography Presentation - YouTube

 

 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:55 | 2305194 Uchtdorf
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Um, it's in Turkish.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:14 | 2305398 economics9698
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MDB, disappointing.

As for the 29 crash the Fed pumped millions after the crash, only to see it crash again. 

Hoover raised taxes from 25% to 63%, spent the surplus to deficit, passed trade protection, Smoot-Hawley, and created agricultural cartels, kept oil prices artificially high, kept wages artificially high, and made a recession into the Great Depression. 

As for the advertisers I get “financially secure men” which is a total waste of advertising revenue in my case.  My advertisements should be, “Hormel Chili, 108 ounce can on sale $7.50!”  That would grab my attention.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 23:19 | 2305571 Spirit Of Truth
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The diagram above is most revealing.  My thesis in graduate economics is entitled Manic-Depressive Man:

http://www.spiritoftruth.org/Thesis/Intro

Million Dollar Bonus is a precious contributor to this community IMHO. :)

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 14:45 | 2306595 TruthInSunshine
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Written subtitles below are in English & appropriate song. Works for me.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:56 | 2305200 ChrisFromMorningside
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I hope you're all ready for the "Gobal Minimum Tax."

It's going to be great for America. I know that because Vice President Biden said so and he would never lie. If any of you are against it, I'm going to assume you're an America-hating terrorist: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSyxA-vdDYg&feature=player_embedded

Yep, America is economically choking to death on taxes and regulations. It appears that some of our enemies decided to save their wealth, avoid total take-over by the financial sector and preserve some semblance of free enterprise (sounds like America-hating terrorists to me) and we can no longer compete with them. The solution? Choke them to death with the same taxes that killed our economy. And if they don't accept it, we'll bomb their ass to smithereens.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:07 | 2305215 Chuck Walla
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Hey, they will need thousands of new IRS agents fluent in Burmese and Urdu.  i want to watch them collect off Somali Pirates, That could be fun.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:01 | 2305415 BlackholeDivestment
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:25 | 2305446 earleflorida
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BD excellent link on "NWO" 

thanks :-))

Ps. Sessions's really shined - lovin it!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 02:03 | 2305851 Al Gorerhythm
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By global minimum tax, do they me like an import tarrif? Hmmmmm.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:12 | 2305326 Buck Johnson
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Verty good, you hit it on the head.  Also I never seen this documentary and it's amazing how much insider info they had.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 10:29 | 2306169 I should be working
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Should probably add to that:

Equities are dead they will never beat cash, Businessweek 1982

The economy will never grow again, all is lost, early 1920s, 1932-1945, 1970s, 2000 through 201?

Doesn't mean you should pile into stocks today, but every time growth seems to be over for the economy eventually it picks up again. I don't know when this will happen though. Maybe it already started (doubt it), maybe by 2020.

Things will get better some day, but we probably need a really nice dose of inflation to clear out unpayable debts. generally this isn't good for the market, buy gold and wait?

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 10:41 | 2306183 Seer
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And... the ever running one: There can be perpetual growth on a finite planet!

Check out the quotes from Harvard Economic Society back during the Great Depression:

http://myinvestorsplace.com/2009/05/10/great-depression-1929-quotes-stat...

If people of such high positions are going to make such proclaimations then they should be held to account should they be wrong: at a minimum, tar and feathers.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:47 | 2305014 BoNeSxxx
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I don't get what you guys are talking about... all I see are ads for gay porn sites.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:03 | 2305061 Whalley World
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I get Russian bride scam sites

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:53 | 2305191 LetThemEatRand
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I get nothing but ads for Karl Marx propaganda and pro-statism literature.  Just yesterday I found myself browsing the entire Stalin catalog at GoReds.com.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:52 | 2305296 disabledvet
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i keep getting ads of me looking at me. i don't know if to click on it or not...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:48 | 2305390 LetThemEatRand
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Nice one.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:06 | 2305425 disabledvet
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nice one what? i am not amused actually...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:29 | 2305445 Likstane
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Mine are mostly boating safety ads, and an occasional Bible commentary. OK, I get the Russian hooker ad also.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 23:03 | 2305530 Prometheus418
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Excellent- I see I'm well on my way to becoming an oligarch.

No foreign ladies, politics, or bibles for me- I get Gold, Silver, private jets, trading platforms, Rolex and and offers to invest in Seimans line of electric cars.  And one ad for Macy's, which I can't quite fit in there, but maybe it's my fiancee's doing.

Ok, time to turn the adblock back on.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 00:08 | 2305705 DaveyJones
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why do I get penis reduction sites?

and is that a compliment or an insult?

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 12:48 | 2306401 toady
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Hey! Me too!

We must be brothers from different Mothers.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 08:50 | 2306084 jimmytorpedo
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gee, i get cadilacs (hate them, drive a p/up), gold (love it!) and string bikinis (haven't worn one in years but my wife looks great in them)

time to delete all cookies and enter the void

when you stare into the abyss,the abyss stares into you

(forgive my mangled Nietsche quote)

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:16 | 2305334 Calmyourself
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Got you down, maybe there is something to that advertising... Unionize your employess yet you evil exploiter of class stratification and the holy proletariat..  Robbed anyone of their inheritance lately?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:58 | 2305410 LetThemEatRand
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King George III was quite certain that he had a God Given right to own America before the Revolution.  Fucking liberals took his inheritance.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:55 | 2305195 donsluck
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Nothin' but donkeys here...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:05 | 2305419 lakeside
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I was promised mine swallows and never spits. Hooah!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 05:00 | 2305948 Jedi Longsabre
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They're actually not scam sites. I picked one up through the mail order service, a Ukrainian variant and I have been very satisfied with my purchase. 

Haha! I am actually not kidding. I met my wife through one of those sites and she is awesome! No joke!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 07:57 | 2306037 Gavrikon
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I lived over there for awhile, and met my wife there, also.  She is indeed awesome (though very assertive).  We celebrate our 13th anniversary in May.  Best decision I ever made.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 13:06 | 2306446 toady
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A guy I knew when I worked had a mid life crisis, got rid of the wife and kids, and started shopping the Eastern European markets for a new wife.

I told him just to enjoy being single, but he wouldn't listen.

Anyways, he got scammed twice. Sent ALOT of money, flew over twice, and was robbed shortly after arrival.

He switched over to the P.I., got one on the line, treked 40 clicks into the jungle and brought her out.

Now he has a 17 year old girl in his house on a fiance visa that doesn't speak english.

I need to give him a call... I'm dying to hear the next episode of this soap opera!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 15:34 | 2306683 Cathartes Aura
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blow-up doll would have been cheaper, but I guess it can't wash his dishes & clean his hovel.

blow-up doll & weekly maid, yeah, that would service him.

Sun, 04/01/2012 - 11:35 | 2307599 The Alarmist
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Hookers would have been cheaper, and he wouldn't have to be the one doing the blowing.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:26 | 2305355 A Nanny Moose
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Damn that Google ad-sense.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 10:42 | 2306184 Seer
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"all I see are ads for GREY porn sites"

Fixit it for you!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 11:16 | 2306225 BoNeSxxx
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+1 Nice, thanks!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:54 | 2305035 Chaffinch
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I'm always accidentally clicking on ads here - one of the problems of using an iPad ; )

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 23:06 | 2305538 Muddy1
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Of course, who wouldn't explore "Sugar Daddy Dating"?

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 17:27 | 2306840 BennyBoy
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Keep clicking on their ads.

Over and over and over...

Every click costs them money and they get no business from ZH readers.

 

 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:03 | 2305417 Randall Cabot
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Nice video. There was Morgan, Lamont, Mitchell, Ford, Hoover and Livermore.

But where was Rothschild, Baruch, Warburg, Schiff, Kuhn and Loeb?

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 11:54 | 2306272 humblepie
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SimpleSimon: Great point! Take ALL their money. :)

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:08 | 2304885 HarryM
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But I like the "Russian hotties looking for Established Men" ads!! 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:19 | 2304926 Atomizer
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That's right, women need sugar daddy's.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:14 | 2305330 TNTARG
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Come on, guys, markets are falling all right but you'll always need girls. Specially under a huge capitalistic crisis. So behave.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:37 | 2304984 Belarusian Bull
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Belarusian girls are better. Russians are already spoiled with money, while in Belarus you still can find true feelings.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:03 | 2305062 The Alarmist
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Like despair?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:46 | 2305175 ChrisFromMorningside
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Despair? That's what a lot of American and Anglosphere women (and therefore their husbands and significant others) are going to feel when the fiat/Ponzi system finally blows up and it becomes impossible to attain the McMansion/Coach Bag/luxury SUV lifestyle.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:00 | 2305210 TheFourthStooge-ing
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.

when the fiat/Ponzi system finally blows up and it becomes impossible to attain the McMansion/Coach Bag/luxury SUV lifestyle.

O ye of little faith. The luxury SUV will become the next McMansion.

 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:28 | 2305450 IAmNotMark
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I just want to maintain my McDonalds/Plastic Bag/working SUV lifestyle.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:55 | 2305193 LetThemEatRand
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Or just swallowing sadness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NisCkxU544c

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 09:16 | 2306103 Manthong
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86 million hits..

We've come a long way.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 06:40 | 2305983 Belarusian Bull
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The good thing about despair, is that you eventually become immune to it and learn to live with much less fear than before.

Therefor, a girl from a poor country will not bitch around during hard times.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 08:00 | 2306040 Gavrikon
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Russians (including White Russians, Belarus), Ukrainians, etc, know how to survive when the going gets tough.  My wife is my greatest asset when times get difficult.  Of course, never forget the three G's - Guns, Gold, and Groceries.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:16 | 2305230 The Beam
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My Belarusian wife really likes our new bomb shelter. She is also quite good at shooting the weapons we have stored in our bunker.

And here, I was just looking for one for looks and to cook/clean. Who knew I would be getting a "battle buddy"!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 00:31 | 2305746 WaterWings
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Truly you defy the Biblical context of your name. Or, maybe, I don't get it.

Either way, can't wait to see you on the other side.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 14:27 | 2306569 The Beam
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My name derives from the context, "Beam me up Scotty".

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 06:30 | 2305977 The Alarmist
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If she can distill her own vodka and pull a plow, you've hit a perfecta!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 14:23 | 2306554 The Beam
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She doesn't pull a plow, but she has placed our food AND drink AND alcohol in alphabetical order. She also knows the value of good white lightning.

Only thing that bothers me is that she can out drink me. Since I am Irish, it does hurt my pride a bit. Besides that I got it made!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 15:39 | 2306691 Belarusian Bull
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Haha, one of my relatives is a russian and she is married to a scottish guy. She jokes people call them "couple of drunks" :D

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 14:23 | 2306555 The Beam
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She doesn't pull a plow, but she has placed our food AND drink AND alcohol in alphabetical order. She also knows the value of good white lightning.

Only thing that bothers me is that she can out drink me. Since I am Irish, it does hurt my pride a bit. Besides that I got it made!

Sun, 04/01/2012 - 04:35 | 2307330 The Alarmist
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Yeah, I had a Russian hottie girlfriend who was maybe 50 kilos when soaking wet, and she could drink any man under the table and still be coherent enough to beat the crap out of them if she didn't want their attention. Funniest thing she did, to the shock of another American chick at the table, was to use her bare hands to squash a roach crawling across the table. Siberian ... Every bit as rugged as a Belarusian, but better looking.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 06:36 | 2305978 Belarusian Bull
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That's what im talking about. You can measure the quality of women in a country by Cosmopolitan-like magazines sales volume... and it's not really great here.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 14:26 | 2306564 The Beam
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Wow... what a coincidence. It cost me $5,000 AND a Belarusian Bull for her. Wait a minute. Don't I know you? The crest looks familar. That's on a few of her articles of clothes. If this is who I think it is...can you please refrain from telling people where the bunker is?

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 15:41 | 2306694 Belarusian Bull
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All your bunker are belong to us. Resistance is futile.

 

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 16:27 | 2306779 The Beam
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Just as long as Grandma Olga doesn't come. No offense, but she kind of smells!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:45 | 2305286 The Fonz...befo...
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Huh, interesting...I get the same advert except mine is for Asian hotties, thanks to googles privacy laws we now are both privy to each others porn prefs....

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:06 | 2304887 mayhem_korner
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Since the advertisements are driven by cookies, you've just profiled yourself as a muppet-hating, in-the-tank Alinsky drone who happens to like corporate profits from greasy burgers.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:08 | 2304894 HarryM
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Like I said -I like the "Russian hotties looking for Established Men" ads!! 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:04 | 2305064 The Alarmist
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Must be doing something wrong ... All I get are Travelgirls.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:10 | 2305429 Manthong
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One of the reasons I keep coming back here is because of all the ads for churches, charities and Bible books.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 00:32 | 2305750 WaterWings
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I just tried to +1 his comment and the Tylers wouldn't let me agains cus I already did it.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:12 | 2304903 surf0766
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Alinsky drone.  Priceless...... +1 gazil

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:17 | 2304915 MillionDollarBonus_
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Not True!! I would never look at starting a McDonalds franchise, and I sure as HELL wouldn't buy a "Forever Lazy". Those are for total losers only.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:24 | 2304931 iDealMeat
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moved this to here..

 

You're such a stupid fuck..  ZH has nothing to do with those ads..  Its linked to your cookies because they're tracking you.

 

They've targeted you as a stupid fuck..  Keep serfing Muppet..

 

Edit:  Yes I used "serfing" as a pun..  Because you're a stupid fuck..

That said.  thanks for the LOL's..

 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:38 | 2304988 SilverIsKing
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He's not a stupid fuck.

He's a funny stupid fuck.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:37 | 2305273 MolotovCockhead
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He's more than a funny stupid fuck. He's funny stupid retarded fuck because he hero worshipped Hank Paulson!

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 11:34 | 2306243 Seer
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Let's show a little respect, shall we?

It's Mr. Funny, Stupid Fuck!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:53 | 2305031 fnordfnordfnord
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You got trolled bro... Twice!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:22 | 2304935 ReallySparky
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The cookies do not lie, obviously you must be a sharp dresser if you are getting the "Forever Lazy" ads.  I had to google that to find out how fitting it is for your personality.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:48 | 2305017 Willzyx
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Now that I've googled it, will I get ads? 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:58 | 2305203 donsluck
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In fact, yes, if you have your cookies turned on. Doing a search while still logged in to your, say, gmail account is doubly trackable.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:38 | 2305374 Curt W
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I like my cookies sterilized with a "whiff" of ammonia.  MMMM.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 22:59 | 2305514 MeelionDollerBogus
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meh. I'm using adblock  + noscript in firefox. I try to cut down what cookies will be used at all but there are no ads for me.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 05:01 | 2305949 StychoKiller
Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:39 | 2304989 falak pema
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I have great respect for your circular thinking. Its looks like, it eats like, a Mcdo burger outright. Love the smell of onions. You add mustard to it and you are now frankly on board. You'd get a bonus for selling it to the tru-blu ZH lot. From the big boss of Mcdo himself! 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:45 | 2304998 Freddie
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I have avoided MCD because the "food" is dreadful.  I went in there recently - it looks like an Obama campaign rally in there.  I know they were supposed to be allowed to take food stamp credit cards issued and serviced by JPM.  (aka the JPM backing Obama and Romney).

MCD is a sad reflection of America today.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:12 | 2305082 Eric L. Prentis
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Also, going to Walmart couldn’t be any more depressing. I avoid Walmarts at all costs.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:59 | 2305411 Freddie
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+1

I do avoid WMT.  I generally try Target which is a little better.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 00:15 | 2305723 DaveyJones
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they actually assist workers in applying for government benefits

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:15 | 2305331 Stax Edwards
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MDB really is Krugman!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 22:55 | 2305504 MeelionDollerBogus
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I think MDB is really Joe Wiesenthal.

Sun, 04/01/2012 - 04:39 | 2307331 The Alarmist
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MDB, you are an idiot ... A McDonalds franchise is a license to print money if you run it by the book.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:38 | 2304985 catacl1sm
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My only regret is that I can only green you once.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:10 | 2305219 Chuck Walla
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I love the MCD at WMT.  Everything one needs in one stop.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:03 | 2305312 Vic Vinegar
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Your statement is true so I will green you.

Were you being sarcastic?  Sarcasm doesn't always translate well on the interwebs, trust me.  Hit me up in ZH chat and we can discuss.

Re: the article, who's to say whether we will see Dow 36k or S&P 666 first?  I sure as heck don't know and doubt anyone else does either.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:45 | 2305167 victor82
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Jesus H. Christ, I get the Citibank ad banner at the top and the ATT banner on the sidebar.

No goddamn Obama ad for me.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:45 | 2305169 victor82
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Jesus H. Christ, I get the Citibank ad banner at the top and the ATT banner on the sidebar.

No goddamn Obama ad for me.

Sun, 04/01/2012 - 04:42 | 2307333 The Alarmist
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Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick, you must lead one incredibly boring life!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:03 | 2305211 thatthingcanfly
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This is one of MDB's best uber-sarc posts ever. Mayhem, if you only knew how cosmically ridiculous you look for explaining his joke, you'd never post here again.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:12 | 2305321 mayhem_korner
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If you think I'm that naive, then the joke is on you.  We all know MDB is an insider like Robo.  I just can't help but flame it a bit when he throws out these softballs. 

All the same, I'm glad to know yer lookin' out for my rep, dood (/sarc).

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 09:25 | 2306112 TWSceptic
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He isn't sarcastic, he really is an idiot you idiot.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:34 | 2305367 Curt W
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The ads on my page are from credit score companies, a local lawyer 100 miles away, and Zurich Gold.  Yikes

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 05:05 | 2305950 StychoKiller
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When I use my Motorola Xoom tablet to view ZeroHedge, I get things like:

http://www.shopbarska.com/Sniper_Scopes-4-16x50_IR_Sniper_Scope_by_Barsk...

Support Mental Health week. (Or I'll kill you!)

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:17 | 2304921 slaughterer
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You guys get different adverts than I.  All I get are ads for prostitutes, Asian babes, Russian love, etc.  I never got an Obama ad, or a GS ad, or McDs.  It is just straight on hookers all the time on the margins of ZH for me.  

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:44 | 2305002 francis_sawyer
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Does that mean that when the Bernank & O-inmy-BUM-a troll this site they get ads for "Ladyboys"?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:46 | 2305173 Hicham
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download Ad-Blocker for Mozilla/Chrome! 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:13 | 2305223 steadysteve
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Or donottrackplus.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:11 | 2305221 lakecity55
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I found a way to block the Barry X Bozo re-elections ads. It's great not having to see that smilin' sack 'o shit commie mofo.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:13 | 2305224 Chuck Walla
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You guys get different adverts than I.  All I get are ads for prostitutes, Asian babes, Russian love, etc.  I never got an Obama ad, or a GS ad, or McDs.  It is just straight on hookers all the time on the margins of ZH for me.  

 

And you're bitching?  They need love, too!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:20 | 2305344 Missiondweller
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Do you work for Goman Sachs? ;-)

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 20:47 | 2305386 memyselfiu
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all I get are financial websites...maybe it's because I use the InPrivate for the other stuff I look at....

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 12:00 | 2306281 Seer
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Seems that Obama should also be in your group of ads given that he's also a prostitute.  The others?  Pimps...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:21 | 2304923 iDealMeat
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..  moved ..

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:24 | 2304945 rockraider3
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I didn't realize people were really this retarded.  But I guess they are.  What a muppet.

My advertising is almost all APMEX. Hmmm, wonder why.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:48 | 2305015 MillionDollarBonus_
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I admit that I have frequently browsed for Obama campaign donations and Goldman Sachs brokerage services. But I have NEVER looked at McDonalds franchising or Forever Lazys. That is just a LIE. 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:22 | 2305099 mayhem_korner
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So the cookies are lying...or are you saying someone planted them on your IP address?  Let us look into this conspiracy, shall we?

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:00 | 2305209 donsluck
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You are loosing your dry tone. Too bad.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 09:22 | 2306109 TWSceptic
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It shows ads based on your own interests you moron.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 09:23 | 2306110 TWSceptic
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Guess you just pwnd yourself huh.

Sun, 04/01/2012 - 08:49 | 2307454 MeelionDollerBogus
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the milliondollardefense ... "someone put shit in my pants!"

http://youtu.be/I-seC63rHbY

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:53 | 2304967 Belarusian Bull
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Nobody cares about the ads, besides, they only show the ads based on your preferences through your cookies.

The ads they show to me have text in cyrillic letters, should i object to it as well?

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 12:10 | 2306310 Seer
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"they only show the ads based on your preferences through your cookies."

And if NO cookies?

I flush everything, yet I DO see shit that I have ZERO connection to.  Just getting some ad now for watches!  I don't own a fucking watch, nor do I wear them!  Worse is that I DO see Obama ads from time to time: didn't vote for the clown, never would (don't vote for ANYONE!); and, I don't mess around in any political sites (closest is here).

It's like this, adverts are based on a basic profiling of the people here.  I listen to radio stations (no cookies here!) that push diamonds and expensive vehicles, stuff that I have ZERO interest in- ALL based on reader/listener marketing profiling.  I know that clicking on shit would help ZH, but I struggle with engaging in hypocrisy.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:42 | 2304996 zerotohero
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MDB - you crack me up dude.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:46 | 2305010 Conor
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MD Baby:

I have no idea what you are talking about. All I see are ads for diesel pickups, ammo, whiskey, and dates with women that look like my hot wife.

Oh, and gold.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:50 | 2305020 luna_man
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Hey, "MillionDollarBonus_"...Don't you know, it' the content of the post, that matters?

Most, tune into "super bowl" for advertisement!

Ad's are paying the bills, to keep us informed by none other than...MY MAIN MAN!!

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:09 | 2305074 Whalley World
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Honestly, I don't care if this site is payed for by Carlyle Group or Halliburton, as long as i get this quality of content

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:54 | 2305038 Eric L. Prentis
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Poetic justice. Proves how desperate these companies are to reach intellectual leaders. Forget academe, they have been sucking up to the elites for so long; they have lost the capability to know if something is true or false, right or wrong.

Sat, 03/31/2012 - 12:13 | 2306326 Seer
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"they have lost the capability to know if something is true or false, right or wrong."

Ah... no, "they" DEFINE what is right and what is wrong.  And this is the REAL problem: those that attempt to impose their views on others, as this is primarily done for the sake of control of others.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 17:59 | 2305048 Paul67
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I mostly get Gold and Silver ads. Gee wiz how much of this stuff do I need to buy before these guys will leave me alone :)

Cookie 101 my friend, where your cookies are there your heart will be.

With any luck the cookie algos will be giving me more of the Sugar Daddy ads as the fiat explosion really gets going due to all my Gold and Silver cookies.

In sum you can have Obama & Goldman Sachs, I’ll take Gold & Girls over them any day of the week.

 

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:13 | 2305086 Freddie
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I was getting ammo stuff not that long ago but they cannot sell ammo fast enough.  They don't need to advertise.

Now I am getting Eurail passes.  Who can afford Europe anymore?  Even the Europeans cannot afford it.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:02 | 2305059 HomoHominiLupus
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Pecunia non olet...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 18:08 | 2305073 LongBalls
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I think it's official. MDB is not the <sarc> specialist a lot of folks are inclined to believe. There is nothing sarcastic in this post.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:07 | 2305216 thatthingcanfly
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Read it again.

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 19:57 | 2305306 disabledvet
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I've already forgotten what the article was about. Got lost in the weeds down here again...

Fri, 03/30/2012 - 21:32 | 2305454 lakeside
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Sat, 03/31/2012 - 03:31 | 2305903 Yen Cross
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 I'll bet she works the corners well?   Just like the 575mm I just sold,

  Ohh Wait. I just took delivery on a (458iTALIA) Berlinetta.   Those CaliforNIA SAMALL Motor cars are ( boring)!

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