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Why Cowboys' Fans Are Laughing All The Way To Giants' Fans Banks

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Are you ready for some.. free-money? With 15 minutes until the NFL season opens this evening, we thought this little gem from Bloomberg was perfect to stoke the fires of Giants-Cowboys fanatic antagonism. That’s because the 80,000-seat Cowboys Stadium was built partly using tax-free borrowing. The resulting subsidy comes out of the pockets of every American taxpayer, including Giants' fans. The money doesn’t go directly to the Cowboys’ billionaire owner Jerry Jones. Rather, it lowers the cost of financing, giving his team the highest revenue in the NFL and making it the league’s most-valuable franchise. "It’s part of the corruption of the federal tax system, subsidizing activity that the private sector can finance on its own." This is not just the Cowboys but such tax-free public borrowing 'municipal' debt helped build structures used by 64 major-league teams, including baseball, hockey and basketball. As Bloomberg concludes, “You come back to this thin line of, ‘What is a legitimate municipal government undertaking?’ If the owner can get away with the public putting up part of the money, he’s going to do it.”

...of course there are legitimate uses of taxpayer funds... (cue gratuitous Cowboys cheerleader image)

 


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Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:49 | Link to Comment The Alarmist
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It's in the Constitution ... somewhere between the "Necessary and Proper" clause and the "Good & Plenty" clause.

I mean ... check her out man! It's the American way!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:00 | Link to Comment Confused
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This is a subset of "Necessary and Proper"

 

Called bread and circus. 

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:33 | Link to Comment smlbizman
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how 'bout dem cowboys.....

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:57 | Link to Comment Flocking swans
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I took em' +4

so far so good...

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 23:25 | Link to Comment Ag Tex
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That is my favorite cheer.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 00:12 | Link to Comment redpill
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Flexibility is a virtue.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 01:35 | Link to Comment MisterMousePotato
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There are a lot of people on this forum who say things to the effect of America can't do anything right. I have photographic proof that that is not (entirely) true.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 04:54 | Link to Comment Dr Benway
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Not a single reverse cowgirl joke? Must be rectified

 

The joke ingredients are: cowboys, reverse cowgirls, brokeback mountain, broke, mounted, financial markets

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 20:27 | Link to Comment mjcOH1
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Be thankful this wasn't a story about the Detroit Lions getting a bailout....

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:27 | Link to Comment Ag Tex
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Cowboys Stadium nosebleed seats $150-$500.  Descent seats cost $500+ per ticket.  In order to get a close up of my favorite cheer, with the aid of binoculars, will be looking at spending $2,000+ for two tickets. 

 

Pre-game dinner and concessions for two $100-$200.

 

Parking $50-$70.

 

I'm staying home.

 

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 00:36 | Link to Comment MisterMousePotato
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You cannot be serious!?! Understand, I have no interest in sports; in fact, I haven't even owned a television since 1984, so there's a lot about popular culture (especially sports) that I really know little if anything about, but I simply cannot imagine that a ticket to an NFL game costs $150 and up. Are you serious? And fifty bucks for parking!?!

That can't be right. Playoff games? Superbowl? Not just a regular game?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 07:33 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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to bad their cheerleader has so much  fattrims... aren't those supposed to be skinney?

If that would be my wife, I'd tell here to go easy on the food for a while.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:33 | Link to Comment JLee2027
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I came here for the photo, not the article.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 22:41 | Link to Comment Whatta
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she had me at her crouch crotch.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 22:51 | Link to Comment Sisyphus
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Camel toe, beaches!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 23:17 | Link to Comment TwoShortPlanks
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What I'd do to her would make a Goat puke!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 01:48 | Link to Comment A Nanny Moose
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There was an article?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:06 | Link to Comment AbelCatalyst
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Finally an image on ZH that provides a clear entry point!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:28 | Link to Comment Ray1968
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I found that picture really easy to masturbate to.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:47 | Link to Comment Taint Boil
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I would pick peanuts out of ____ with my teeth just to lick her _______.

 

 

 

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:49 | Link to Comment runlevel
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whoa how did you edit me out of that pic??? i was laying down and was quite comfortable.. 

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:20 | Link to Comment ihedgemyhedges
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DAMNIT THAT'S A PIC OF MY GIRLFRIEND!!! I SHOULD TELL HER TO SUE ZH FOR USING IT ON HERE!!!! But I would likely end up as part of the trial then my wife would find out.......

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:52 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Don't they have something called "squat toilets" in Japan?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:05 | Link to Comment machineh
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Yes ... and they're unisex!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:54 | Link to Comment SgtSchultz
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The pic makes it too difficult to read the text, not that I am complaining.  I say long live plenty of gratuitous images!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:28 | Link to Comment roadsnbridges
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Oh yeah!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment nmewn
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I only came here to read the article ;-)

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Still reading...

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Confirmed...there's some growth there.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:53 | Link to Comment Benjamin Glutton
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the palm palms are definitely fake,imo.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:53 | Link to Comment Father Lucifer
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Go Giants!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:53 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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Never got past the photo......

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 23:07 | Link to Comment prains
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I'm not sure that is an actual dance move

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 02:56 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Yes it is. It's called the 10 dollar lapdance move

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:54 | Link to Comment Yen Cross
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 Fuk the "Cowpies and that Jackass (Jerry Jones), that they rode in on!  Americas Team < puking...

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:02 | Link to Comment fonzannoon
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OT but I found a video that I think Best illustrates the fed reserve board steering the economy. Ben is obviously the bald guy driving. Bottom Video

http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/34726/bizarre+speedboat+accident+at+lake+of+the+ozarks+caught+on+videotape/

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:23 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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I don't care about the guys, but I can't stop watching it in slow motion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWqlFCQB8xU

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:57 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Thank god she had some implants to help break her fall.

Next time a little more bouncy and a little less side-to-side rocky.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:55 | Link to Comment singsing
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Dallas Does Taxpayer!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment duo
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Like the people (dozens of families) that had their houses condemed and given 50 cents on the dollar so their houses could be bulldozed and made into extra parking for Jerryworld?  Nothing like using eminent domain to take private property and give it to another private citizen.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:46 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Obviously, those were the same people that voted for Obama expecting hope and change.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 19:57 | Link to Comment Seorse Gorog fr...
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Funny contrast to the Gina Rinehart article/comments!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:01 | Link to Comment AssFire
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Shut up you guys. I'll bet her daddy loves her.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:33 | Link to Comment SgtSchultz
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Among others.........

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:07 | Link to Comment loveyajimbo
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Fug the Giants and their milquetoast zit-faced queer Eli.  Hey, tyler, can we get a closeup of that sweeeeeet gash?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:17 | Link to Comment Tsar Pointless
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So we've now heard from the four-year-old contingent of ZH.

Fellow adults, it's our turn.

Mixing private money with public funds. Hmm. Now what do we call that, boys and girls?

That's right. It's fascism.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:48 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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And, now that we've heard from the three-year-old contingent, anyone ready to go full infantile?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 04:04 | Link to Comment StychoKiller
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I named my wife's boobs Binky and Mrs. Nesbitt

:>D

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:43 | Link to Comment sessinpo
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And I named them... whoops, not suppose to let you know about that.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:50 | Link to Comment sosoome
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Public Private Partnerships, loved by both parties, gotta go. They'll squeal like piglets, but we have to claim our guaranteed republican form of government.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:15 | Link to Comment brettd
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In Nashville, the Mayor promised they'd bring a Super Bowl to the new stadium they funded for Bud Adams...who got it for free and doesn't even live in the state!  

Anyone for a Trip to Nashville in February?  

Cheerleaders in hot pants and down parkas?

Anyone?

 

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:19 | Link to Comment agent default
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Got a bigger pic of her? Oh, and interesting article, or something.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:20 | Link to Comment Savyindallas
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Damn! She's hot. There are no hotter cheerleaders -never have been-never will. I would sure like a taste of heaven. Looking at this babe-I've seen it. Looking is just not good enough.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:52 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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Save your money, you can get even hotter whores for $10,000 a night.

And your guaranteed at least a hand job.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:22 | Link to Comment Ralph Spoilsport
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Well then, they should be able to afford some new outfits for their cheerleaders. The one shown in the picture is obviously too small.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:22 | Link to Comment RacerX
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hey, at least Dallas has good cheerleaders. In Cleveland we have a crap team, and even worse cheerleaders--like NONE.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:29 | Link to Comment tom a taxpayer
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Squaterrific!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:49 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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Please dont let Willy B. and his god given Adobe PS talents near her. She is perfect as is.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:54 | Link to Comment Pure Evil
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I say cut her tits off and stuff an extra large tube sock into her shorts and we'll have the neo-NFL.

I can't wait till the boys of autumn start wearing pink again.

Save the Ta-Ta's.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:31 | Link to Comment roadsnbridges
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What's this 'football'?

Isn't it hazardous to your health?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:34 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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hopefully those game worn shorts will be on ebay

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:34 | Link to Comment LouisDega
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Definition of FOOTBALL 1

: any of several games played between two teams on a usually rectangular field having goalposts or goals at each end and whose object is to get the ball over a goal line, into a goal, or between goalposts by running, passing, or kicking: as

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:46 | Link to Comment roadsnbridges
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Libs will kill feetball in 2 yrs, cuz it will take Romski 3 yrs to clear the Communists/faggots out of the bureaucracy.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:42 | Link to Comment blindman
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o.k., back to work.
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White Boots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5QL7tUf_Y8
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Ray Wylie Hubbard "Screw You, We're From Texas"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-cFtSPIF4Q
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puts the fannies in the seats, lowest common denominator.
till it does not. then evolution.
they always play the federal anthem in those stadiums,
is that in the contract?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:49 | Link to Comment roadsnbridges
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Join the Moron Party!

Vote OBlameO.

"I don't understand the question."

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:48 | Link to Comment Nassim
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G W Bush got rich that way, so why can't Jerry Jones do the same?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 20:58 | Link to Comment Fix It Again Timmy
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I'd come up for air after about 3 days....

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:09 | Link to Comment JD59
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What is this article about?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:10 | Link to Comment JD59
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What is this article about?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:13 | Link to Comment 10044
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another waste of tax-payer's money.... did you even read the bloomberg article?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:18 | Link to Comment grunk
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You didn't build that stadium.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:27 | Link to Comment Centurion9.41
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Great piece TD. 

Eminent Domain also applies.... ;)

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:29 | Link to Comment Eternal Complainer
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What an incredibly glorious picture

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:51 | Link to Comment Cabreado
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With all the excitement over a squatting female...

I remind healthy males everywhere:

these "arrangements" between

the power-and-wealth-and-control-hungry and

the enabling-sycophants and

the generally-distracted-and-at-least-ignorant-enough taxpayers

are coming to an end,

and do notice that the parties involved in these transactions still don't care much,

but most of all,

do not fear the outcome,

because I can guarantee you there will still be squatting hot females

all the way down

on our trip to whatever abyss we ultimately find ourselves.

 

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:53 | Link to Comment flyonmywall
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Turns out Texas is a perfect habitat for beavers. Too bad the EPA does not know that.

 

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 21:59 | Link to Comment Richard Whitney
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We properly criticize the misallocation of capital in China, with empty malls, apartment buildings and whole cities. Then we, albeit on a smaller scale, encourage our cities to 'hold on to their team' by spending on a building that is empty much of the time.

When the Rams left L.A., there was the weeping and gnashing of teeth, but the unemployemnt rate went down and exonomic conditions improved after the Rams left. This is not to suggest a correlation between a team moving out and prosperity, only that there is no correlation between having a team and general economic improvement.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 22:41 | Link to Comment deflator
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 This is old news, nobody gives a shit. The cost of maintaining these facilities costs more over time than the initial costs of construction. All of the costs of maintainance and light bills, etc. are all carried by taxpayers. Guess who the bondholders(of the municipal debt generated by these rackets) are?

 Same thing with healthcare, just more of it and possibly even more the sacred cow.

 When you  see how much of the private sector is actually public sector is when you begin to fear inflation and laugh at dimwitted deflationists.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 22:40 | Link to Comment cynicalskeptic
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Bread alone will not keep the populace pacified... you gotta have the 'circuses' as well - you need full out spectacles thaat serve to distract and channel the peon's sense of purpose, ways for him to live vicariously through others and root for 'his' team of gladiators......  better to have a poor underemployed prole sitting on a couch rooting for HIS team than out marching in the streets demanding that the financial criminals be brought to justice.....

The cost of providing such distractions for the masses is downright cheap and well worth the cost.   

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 22:49 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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raiderNation!

and i am very fond of women who root for daBears

even if they just turned 22!

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 22:52 | Link to Comment 10mm
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Hey Honey,Eat a fuckin donut.

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 23:07 | Link to Comment Vendetta
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the snatch makes everyone feel better about being royally screwed right?

Wed, 09/05/2012 - 23:30 | Link to Comment DeFeralCat
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I am sorry but would not the logic follow that Met Life (Giants and Jets), Barclays (Nets), Citi Field (MupMETS) and Yankee Stadium all were built with sweaty palm coin from Cowboys fans?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 01:51 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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And the Supine Court says they can take your house, farm, business, land, homestead to build it just to increase tax revenues.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 02:06 | Link to Comment hussey789
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Thu, 09/06/2012 - 03:15 | Link to Comment caerus
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 06:36 | Link to Comment Bogdog
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That pose is unladylike.

Now, back to the crashing dollar!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 07:17 | Link to Comment davood
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That's what the "great" city of Dallas gets as payback for killing the last President of the U.S.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 07:24 | Link to Comment LaughingRebel
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This one gets 5 stars and then some for the photo alone !

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:32 | Link to Comment andyupnorth
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 Follow these steps to gain vast fortunes:

 

#1. You bribe a politician to privatize an industry that was nationalized (generally a monopoly).  You pay the government pennies on the dollar.

#2. You keep the business for as long as it’s profitable.  Raise prices, fire employees, neglect the infrastructure, suck it dry from every penny, and bury the business in debt.

#3. You bribe a politician to nationalize your business.  Have the government pay you a grotesquely inflated price.

#4. Have the taxpayers pay to rebuild the business and pay off debts.

#5. Go back to point #1 and PROFIT!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:33 | Link to Comment dundermifflin
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What? No porn links???

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