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originalpckelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-11-11 06:02 PM
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4. After all, you need something to scare the shit out of someone for a proper stick up.
Robbers use knives and guns, these politicians use the economic nuclear option.
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  -Has anyone noticed how a crisis has been manufactured to get this shit to go ahead? originalpckelly  Jul-11-11 05:59 PM   #0 
  - Yes, The Shock Doctrine  XanaDUer   Jul-11-11 05:59 PM   #1 
  - Fear and hatred, it's all that can blind us to 24,000 lb elephant with it's foot on us.  originalpckelly   Jul-11-11 06:00 PM   #2 
  - using the past I can tell you now that if Obama goes along then we likely WILL  StarsInHerHair   Jul-11-11 07:23 PM   #20 
  - yep  G_j   Jul-11-11 06:04 PM   #8 
  - Indeed, that seems to be the playbook.  justdumbluck   Jul-12-11 10:15 AM   #31 
  - Flee if you can  marions ghost   Jul-12-11 11:57 AM   #36 
  - ah, no text. I get it. thanks  justdumbluck   Jul-12-11 01:01 PM   #48 
     - 1. tighten your bungi cord & harnesses  marions ghost   Jul-12-11 02:51 PM   #64 
        - Duct tape, you forgot duct tape.  Enthusiast   Jul-12-11 03:03 PM   #68 
           - Riiight  marions ghost   Jul-12-11 03:35 PM   #72 
  - nt is No Text, meaning there is no text beyond what is in the subject line.  Jackpine Radical   Jul-12-11 04:44 PM   #83 
  - Exactly..........  BlueJac   Jul-12-11 12:23 PM   #41 
  - Disaster Capitalism. Enriching yourself on the misery of others.  alfredo   Jul-12-11 01:12 PM   #54 
  - Bingo. nm  rhett o rick   Jul-12-11 03:36 PM   #73 
  - I never thought it would come during Obama's administration... NEVER!  Auggie   Jul-12-11 07:03 PM   #88 
  - As Rahm said, "Never let a good crisis go to waste." I guess pols figure...  polichick   Jul-11-11 06:01 PM   #3 
  - After all, you need something to scare the shit out of someone for a proper stick up.  originalpckelly   Jul-11-11 06:02 PM   #4 
     - Time for people to stop being scared, which is hard to do when you're struggling.  polichick   Jul-11-11 06:03 PM   #7 
     - Look at the bright side: Being scared takes energy, too...  SteveM   Jul-12-11 01:15 PM   #56 
     - "Some rob you with a six shooter, and some with  truedelphi   Jul-12-11 03:35 PM   #71 
        - Great quote!  polichick   Jul-12-11 11:07 PM   #89 
  - YOu are so right. the sad thing is that now it is "our team' doing it.  robinlynne   Jul-11-11 06:03 PM   #5 
  - The Repigs are Doing It, But Their Noise Machine is Shifting the Blame to Obama  AndyTiedye   Jul-12-11 11:10 AM   #33 
  - +1. This stuff was on the way long before Obama got into politics. Bigger than one man.  freshwest   Jul-12-11 12:14 PM   #40 
  - How quaint ...  Nihil   Jul-13-11 10:54 AM   #92 
  - Just to add: Emergencies are about the only thing manufactured in America anymore.  originalpckelly   Jul-11-11 06:03 PM   #6 
  - +1000  formercia   Jul-11-11 06:12 PM   #12 
  - Sad how true that is. n/t  jimmyflint   Jul-11-11 07:05 PM   #19 
  - Brilliant! Too bad it's true.  CrossChris   Jul-12-11 09:46 AM   #29 
  - LIES are manufactured the most.  BlueJac   Jul-12-11 12:24 PM   #42 
  - originalpckelly -- great post  JDPriestly   Jul-12-11 12:51 PM   #45 
  - Of course government uses fear and intimidation  TexDevilDog   Jul-11-11 06:05 PM   #9 
  - Yep.  originalpckelly   Jul-11-11 06:10 PM   #11 
  - after just over 1 week? what rhymes with pol?  StarsInHerHair   Jul-11-11 07:25 PM   #22 
  - Kind Of An Interesting Concept - The Middle Class & Poor - To Big To Fail......nt  global1   Jul-11-11 06:10 PM   #10 
  - Interesting enough to launch a movement. And there's a guy  anamandujano   Jul-12-11 01:34 PM   #60 
  - That is exactly what is happening. And you are right to point out the added benefit of  woo me with science   Jul-11-11 06:17 PM   #13 
  - I wonder if this can be blocked at the STATE LEVEL?  StarsInHerHair   Jul-11-11 07:26 PM   #23 
  - Well said, especially the following:  CrispyQ   Jul-11-11 06:19 PM   #14 
  - I think this is the most important thread on DU right now.  woo me with science   Jul-11-11 06:33 PM   #15 
  - You mean another "HAIR ON FIRE CRISIS? Where Geithner replaced Paulson on MSM this Weekend?  KoKo   Jul-11-11 06:40 PM   #16 
  - The thing is, his economic advisers are the GRAND POUBAHS of  truedelphi   Jul-13-11 02:46 AM   #91 
  - when the republicons and the media decide there's a crisis. by gawd there's a crisis.  spanone   Jul-11-11 06:41 PM   #17 
  - Yeah, basically no one else has either.  originalpckelly   Jul-11-11 07:00 PM   #18 
  - Amazing how the "drastic action required" never includes slashing defense, or ending the drug war  Warren DeMontague   Jul-11-11 07:25 PM   #21 
  - Righteous rant, brah. k&r!  Ruby the Liberal   Jul-11-11 07:53 PM   #24 
  - Kick nt  woo me with science   Jul-11-11 11:30 PM   #25 
  - Ya think!?!? I agree with you all the way. n/t  Nothing Without Hope   Jul-12-11 02:08 AM   #26 
  - "aren't WE too big to fail?" great line!!!! nt  tomp   Jul-12-11 05:42 AM   #27 
  - K&R.. with pleasure..  disillusioned73   Jul-12-11 09:04 AM   #28 
  - K&R I think you just wrote THE MOST IMPORTANT POST ON DU right now.  woo me with science   Jul-12-11 10:08 AM   #30 
  - +1  JDPriestly   Jul-12-11 12:53 PM   #46 
  - K & R.  chill_wind   Jul-12-11 10:52 AM   #32 
  - Righteous rant... I liked the picture you drew..n/t  Ichingcarpenter   Jul-12-11 11:13 AM   #34 
  - kr  amborin   Jul-12-11 11:20 AM   #35 
  - Yep. Manufactured Crisis to force us to forgo benefits.  jtown1123   Jul-12-11 11:58 AM   #37 
  - K&R  raouldukelives   Jul-12-11 12:07 PM   #38 
  - K&R  MissDeeds   Jul-12-11 12:11 PM   #39 
  - Its called the "0" flym flam kabuki.  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-11 12:33 PM   #43 
  - and now............Timothy G. ..........  Scottybeamer70   Jul-12-11 12:45 PM   #44 
  - Because he is a Pete Peterson protege and that proves to me taht  JDPriestly   Jul-12-11 12:55 PM   #47 
     - Interesting--we aren't very ideological. I think that's right.  Jackpine Radical   Jul-12-11 05:03 PM   #84 
        - Agreed and well said, Jackpine Radical.  JDPriestly   Jul-13-11 02:10 AM   #90 
  - Borrowing from the Social Security TF isn't 'robbery'  caseymoz   Jul-12-11 01:04 PM   #49 
  - That's true... but we need to make sure it never becomes true!  reformist2   Jul-12-11 01:10 PM   #53 
  - It is robbery if there is no intent to pay it back.  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-11 04:16 PM   #79 
     - So, you know that they're in offshore banking accounts  caseymoz   Jul-12-11 06:42 PM   #87 
  - The way I figure it, the rich owe Social Security $3 trillion in higher taxes  reformist2   Jul-12-11 01:06 PM   #50 
  - Another foolish post that ignores what is actually happening. What's sad are so many DU'ers buy into  KittyWampus   Jul-12-11 01:06 PM   #51 
  - Another foolish response that ignores what is actually happening.  rhett o rick   Jul-12-11 03:40 PM   #74 
  - What is even more ignorant  ooglymoogly   Jul-12-11 04:35 PM   #82 
  - This is like watching professional wrestling...but I repeat myself.  russspeakeasy   Jul-12-11 01:09 PM   #52 
  - Yep.  kentuck   Jul-12-11 01:14 PM   #55 
  - There is no opposition. There is no Left left. nt  SteveM   Jul-12-11 01:17 PM   #57 
  - K&R  Eyerish   Jul-12-11 01:18 PM   #58 
  - I haven't noticed.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Jul-12-11 01:18 PM   #59 
  - The Democratic politicians have been so disappointing  emsimon33   Jul-12-11 01:42 PM   #61 
  - K&R  me b zola   Jul-12-11 01:51 PM   #62 
  - K&R Excellent Post, the truth is really sick and ugly but then again so are most politicians and  louslobbs   Jul-12-11 02:30 PM   #63 
  - Oh, they had some asshole on Washington Journal  Enthusiast   Jul-12-11 02:56 PM   #65 
  - Excellent post! Highly recommended!  Rex   Jul-12-11 02:58 PM   #66 
  - I firmly believe they already have the next crisis  Enthusiast   Jul-12-11 03:01 PM   #67 
  - Agreed. Constitutional Law says we must levy taxes to pay the national debts and we are not allowed  earcandle   Jul-12-11 03:14 PM   #69 
  - Manufactured but a long time in the making - rayguns trickle down  jwirr   Jul-12-11 03:23 PM   #70 
  - This is the capitalism endgame. More crisis are ahead. The revolution is waiting. nm  rhett o rick   Jul-12-11 03:41 PM   #75 
  - True. It's all bullshit they serve up to us. nt  valerief   Jul-12-11 03:44 PM   #76 
  - As a friend of mine said earlier today - "bi-partisan solution"  TBF   Jul-12-11 03:56 PM   #77 
  - Indeed -- it's a shit stew for the rest of us n/t  markpkessinger   Jul-12-11 04:16 PM   #80 
  - brilliant...  Blue_Tires   Jul-12-11 03:59 PM   #78 
  - Yeah, but now McConnell is making race cars out of his poop!  Major Hogwash   Jul-12-11 04:17 PM   #81 
  - Are we willing to let them take us back to the Dark Ages?  roxiejules   Jul-12-11 05:06 PM   #85 
  - no time to fully read now, but your first comment is SPOT ON. They are tying the debt ceiling  Divine Discontent   Jul-12-11 05:28 PM   #86 
  - Kick. nt  woo me with science   Jul-16-11 01:38 PM   #93 

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