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Word War Two: After Calling Bernanke A "Hooligan", Putin Now Says America Is "A Parasite" Living Off The Global Economy

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Mon, 08/01/2011 - 17:57 | 1514549 Cleanclog
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Well, Putin isn't wrong.  Oil and gold can be the "reserve currencies".  In some ways they already are, but the storage and exchange of the oil is problematic.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:19 | 1514612 Landotfree
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He is completely wrong, in a credit/debt global system without the US right now it collapses.   Japan has been sucking off the world for 20+ years, why?  Because they are not able to create the needed credit/debt to support their system.


Once you go down the road of credit/debt system with attached interest, it is just a matter of time before it collapses.  Putin is completely wrong.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:38 | 1514671 TK7936
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The question isnt who colapses -thats everyone. The question is who has the capability to recover and thats more Russia than US now.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:57 | 1514717 InconvenientCou...
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not so sure about that.

Putin's shiny dome is under Bernake's wingtips. He's just pissy about it. The west is their favorite customer.

Post wipe-out, the US has a number of advantages over Russia and Japan and China.

BTW, with crude trading for $, this ponzi can still run for years.


Mon, 08/01/2011 - 20:23 | 1515051 Spirit Of Truth
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No one here gets it.

I like this part: "The former KGBer's solution?"

Do you really believe Putin and his cohorts are "former KGB"?


Don't fix what's not broken is their mantra.

These a-holes think they are God!


I disagree.



Arrogant d&cks...

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 22:32 | 1515451 AldousHuxley
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This is how Putin responds to criticism "shut up or you will die"



This is Putin making deals "sign or you will die":



This is Putin's romance:



This is Putin practicing for foreign affairs "resolution":



This is Putin's party (look at that smile at 0:15):



This guy's got KGB I-killed-so-many-I-lost-count written all over him

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 22:58 | 1515521 Fish Gone Bad
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What the United States did today was what will soon be referred to as "an economic crime."  I am surprised that a man as well spoken as Putin did not refer to the House and Senate as a bunch of economic criminals.  Honestly, when is the United States going to live within its means?  The world is a scary place.  Today it got a bit scarier.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 19:00 | 1514727 TaxSlave
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Putin's advisors must have been reading ZH!

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:24 | 1514629 magpie
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It's simple, he just has to create oil or natgas denominated IOUs.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 21:05 | 1515216 prole
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Who would trust a Ruskie IOU? I would rather have green ponzi chips than a "race to default" Russian coupon.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 19:17 | 1514780 LMAO
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@ Cleanclog

True he might not be wrong, but he still is Putain.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 19:19 | 1514797 midtowng
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Putin is right, America is living like parasites on the world economy, AND he should put his money where his mouth is by pushing for an alternative reserve currency.

   If no one does anything to push the world (kicking and screaming) towards a better solution then no one will act until the collapse finally hits.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 17:58 | 1514550 Long-John-Silver
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We are Hooligan Bitchez!

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:21 | 1514620 Max Hunter
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We've been called worse, by better..

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:37 | 1514668 Max Hunter
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You could make a case that some are terrorized by the Tea Party goals.. Unfortunately, the military industrial complex is not one of them.. Use to be.. but when the take over happed by the neocons, well... we all knew how that would play out.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 20:32 | 1515112 WSP
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What good will that do?  The media is intellectually dishonest, and by extension, the majority of the public are deceived.   Combine that with the fact that progressives in Washington will do or say whatever it takes with no regard for civility or honesty and what do you have left?  Seriously?  Do you really think an apology means anything?  The media won't even report it unless it is the other way around.  Face it people, this country is finished!

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 23:34 | 1515606 Real Estate Geek
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sounds about right.


Tue, 08/02/2011 - 00:07 | 1515685 rocker
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Tea Party is on Putin's side. Call the tp's what you want.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 00:14 | 1515712 MobBarley
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I feel a couple pints of Black and Tans and some traditional Gaelic singing coming on

followed by chair smashing and Lawry stomping outside


Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:26 | 1514634 P Rankmug
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If Russia wants to get a war on it needs to get in line behind Syria, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, China, and California.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:39 | 1514675 wannabe traitor
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LOL!!!  I just R Kelly'd myself after that!!

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 17:58 | 1514551 Cursive
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I somewhat agree with him except that it's more of a symbiotic relatonship than parasitic. Everybody's got some shit on their doorstep and Putin/Russia have little room to talk. He's jealous because our bankers are better at global dominion than his party was.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:05 | 1514573 AnAnonymous
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It is simply a matter of magnitude when it comes to Putin and Russia.

But the story of everybody's got some shit on their doorstep, waoooo...

In this US world order, exportation of shit is the Smithian paradigm.
Export the bad consequences of your actions, keep the good consequences.

And countries at the bottom have to deal with their own shit and shit they are forced to accept coming from the exterior...

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:29 | 1514645 toady
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...export the bad...keep the good...

Much like socialise the losses, keep the profits.

Glad to see the government learned something from wall street. Or is that the other way around?

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:09 | 1514581 john39
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his party and the russian revolution was created by the same group that controls the bank.  all coming out now. 

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:12 | 1514592 WallStreetClass...
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what? that makes no sense.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:11 | 1514588 WallStreetClass...
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True, and I hate Putin to no end, but fck he is right! America could not last without its arch nemesis 15 years and is about to follow a similar path to ruin. So, no winners here.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 17:59 | 1514552 jo6pac
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Russia and China already trade without using $ so may be they will some day.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 20:38 | 1515129 zerozulu
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Don't forget to add IRAN in your list.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:00 | 1514554 kito
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shouldnt that read world war III? or cold war II?

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:03 | 1514565 Long-John-Silver
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Great Depression II

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:03 | 1514568 Tyler Durden
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Re-read the first word of the title.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:12 | 1514591 cossack55
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Damn those plays on words for being so tricky. Damn those Sovi......Russians for being so correct.  BTW, who exactly won Word War 2?

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 19:02 | 1514730 israhole
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" BTW, who exactly won Word War 2?" cossack55


The Jews, or course.


Mon, 08/01/2011 - 20:53 | 1515183 SwingForce
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Hudson said it, nobody reads.......(maybe they can't).

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:14 | 1514596 kito
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sorry tyler, im an ass, too many hours in front of the screen today. i deserve the junks.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:30 | 1514649 andybev01
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Red flag for overt supplication.

Get off your knees.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:33 | 1514654 TSA Thug
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No one deserves junks Kito. They are demoralizing and create an atmosphere of groupthink. It's the easiest way to create converts.

I too thought it said World War.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:52 | 1514700 andybev01
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Excuse me ladies but this is Fight Club if you recall.

*and that makes 2 of you who can't read*

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 19:06 | 1514743 TSA Thug
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It use to be fight club years ago. Now it PC fight club, watered down by the musings of the cog dis. Don't hurt my feelings or scare me, ok comrade. Groupthink me!

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 21:08 | 1515230 prole
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Get back in Character you grandmother groper.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 22:31 | 1515449 Bolweevil
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You're unfunny at best. Trollish with no constructive input beyond inspiring my complete, salivating hatred for all things TSA and what it represents. I'd go to the pokey to sock you in your halitotic face while you're in your skin tight, blue polyester monkey suit; sweating your ass off while feeling up the populace because of the, "killer health plan". Groupthink that.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 02:03 | 1515872 Votewithabullet
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What a sniveling cunt. You have hatred for ppl trying to save innocents? If you want to go to to the pokey so bad y havnt you smacked anyone yet cunt? If you hate the head house man then say it simple fucking useless racist.  

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:00 | 1514556 Bolweevil
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Russian credit will be downgraded by morning. I know I know, in soviet Russia credit rates you.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:13 | 1514595 WallStreetClass...
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And in America, you rate your credit! Ha ha ha ha

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:00 | 1514559 Yancey Ward
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Putin is correct, we are parasites, but Russia is free to sell their oil in any currency of exchange they wish.  Now, why don't they?

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:07 | 1514578 AnAnonymous
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He enjoys the freedom of the extorted. Extorted are free to walk away anytime they want. No backlash from the extorter. After all, the extorter does not live off the extorted so why should he care?

US world order.

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 20:31 | 1515108 Led7Zepp
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Iraq and Libya tried to sell their oil in other currencies.  What happened to them?  So, what is this "they are free" to do this and that business?

Mon, 08/01/2011 - 18:02 | 1514563 AnAnonymous
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Ummmm, Mr. Putin, considering his past, made me think of the US middle class, that schizophrenic class by nature.

The US are first and most the best extorter of the weak and the farmer of the poor the world has ever known.

Mr.Putin does not oppose extortion and farming. Or, like a true US citizen (he only misses the ID card), he only opposes them when he is the extorted and the farmed.

The Russian, there are the middle class on the world scale. They do not oppose extorting poorer countries, on the contrary. But they oppose being extorted by the new nobility of the world, the current upper class, the US citizens.

US citizenism is spreading fast. Mr. Putin to become the new George Washington, opposing selectively misdeeds according to his own benefits.

Such is the US world order.

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