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Stinky_Pete
Aug 15, 2015

Stinkier than your average bear

Lipstick Apathy

My landlord occasionally sends out e-mails like this to people on his contacts list.

email posted:

Dear Confidence-monger and Fear-monger propagandist; that is, those with a biased self-interest in perpetuating, spinning, and obfuscating simple, straightforward facts with either Alice-in-wonderland, nothing-of-concern-is-going-on, fact-omitting, rose-colored glasses or apocalyptic, the-world-is-going-to-end-as-you-know-it, dooms-day viewpoints, please consider a few objective, altruistic, credible reality-checks from an impartial Reality-monger.

As any financial adviser, as well as the Fed itself, will admit: "The underpinning of our (global) monetary system is 'public confidence.'" Confidence in the system is what keeps it (kinda) plopping along.

Reflect on that a bit.

Is it not rational to surmise that one of their primary, fundamental goals and objectives MUST BE to maintain and not upset that underlying confidence propping up the system by whatever means available to them?

Is it not rational to surmise that whatever any of them do or say should be regarded with suspicion and taken with a grain of salt?

Is it not rational to consider that truth may in fact often be the antithesis of their objective to "maintain public confidence?"

Trust is indeed earned, and yet time again and again, we have been misled, lied to, letdown, swindled by fraud and unethical practices and policies, our concerns marginalized, and yet we continue to allow ourselves to be repeatedly suckered into believing that their words and actions are those of an infallible, trustworthy, only-looking-out-for-your-best-interests, almighty, do-gooder expert.

"Trust us. We have only your best interest at heart."

Um... Yeah, right.


"It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble. It's what you know for sure, that ain't so." - Twain


Then it's just a bunch of links.

headlines posted:

The April Emergency The Fed Doesn't Want You To Know About (video clip)

Dark economic cloud over IMF-World Bank meeting

IMF Downgrades Entire Global Economy

IMF Warns of Global Economy Heading for Another Crisis

Japan Is Approaching Inflection Point; Dollar Strength Could Cause Massive Global Deflationary Wave: Macquarie

BOJ warming to idea of buying more stocks funds: sources

Is Japan ‘Abeggedon’ approaching?

101 Years Of The Income Tax (In 1 Depressing Table)

Insurers warn losses from ObamaCare are unsustainable

Goldman's Blankfein Demands Deepest Cost Cuts in Years

Larry Fink: This is 'biggest crisis' in the world

Deutsche Bank to settle U.S. silver price-fixing litigation

Goldman Sachs to pay $5 billion in U.S. Justice Dept mortgage bond pact

Goldman Sachs Pleads Guilty - Shareholders Pay $5bn to Keep Bankers out of Prison

Bernanke's Former Adviser: "People Would Be Stunned To Know The Extent To Which The Fed Is Privately Owned"

It Begins: Obama Forgives Student Debt of 400,000 Americans (Note: "forgive" is a euphemism for paying-off/bailing-out the private financial institutions with tax-payer money. They still win, we lose, - yet again. The financial institutions themselves made bad and/or fraudulent business decisions. Why should they be given preferential treatment and never allowed to suffer, nor be held accountable, financially, judicially, or otherwise, for the consequences of their own incompetence and/or fraud? Why not let their "businesses" go belly-up, bankrupt? Why not have their executives spend a moment in a courtroom, let alone a day in prison, like any other business that makes bad business decisions and/or commits fraudulent, unethical business practices? The simple, obvious, short answer: Because, most other businesses do not have a quid pro quo relationship with the political and judicial classes.)

SocGen: "Now We Know Why The Fed Desperately Wants To Avoid A Drop In Equity Markets"

Regulators Warn 5 Top Banks They Are Still Too Big to Fail

Band plays on, as global oil glut leaves supertankers in a huge jam

Wells Fargo Profit Falls 5.9% on Higher Loan-Loss Provisions

BofA Misses Estimates on Slump in Deals, Energy Loan Losses

MUST SEE CHART: Death Of Paper Money vs Gold

Size of 28 Global Banks Have Grown Since Crisis [CHART]

Hidden Hinderburgs: US Corporations Pension Funding Gap = $403 Billion, US Public Pensions Funding Gap = $3.4 Trillion

US Retail Sales Tumble Into Recession Territory Driven By Auto Sales Plunge

Five Big Banks' Living Wills Are Rejected by U.S. Regulators

Bail-Ins Are Here: Banks Have Less Than HALF A CENT For Each Dollar (video clip)

I don't know where he gets a lot of his stuff, but he does get a lot of anti-fiat, anti-Fed, anti-fractional-reserve fluff from people who turn out to be selling, rather than buying, gold and silver. I think it's because he has a mortgage that he entered into with his ex-fiancee and is now stuck in?

Stinky_Pete fucked around with this message at 16:37 on Apr 15, 2016

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Sydney Bottocks
Oct 15, 2004

Eh.



*made tons of posts between 2000* and 2008 about how President Bush should be unconditionally supported and not mocked, and how the US Presidency is an office that should be treated with reverence and respect, and that anyone who called for his impeachment over Iraq is a terrorist supporter who should be rounded up and tortured*

*made tons of posts between 2008 and 2016 about how President Obama is a gay atheist commie Nazi Muslim Kenyan terrorist supporter, and how the US Presidency is an office that has become a joke and should be roundly mocked and derided at every turn, and that anyone who called for his impeachment over....well, anything really, is a true American patriot who should be assisted in their attempt to stage a second American Revolution*

*on AOL or something prior to 2004, when FB started up

Sydney Bottocks fucked around with this message at 16:51 on Apr 15, 2016

CombineThresher
Apr 10, 2006

GIT R DONNE


Stinky_Pete posted:

I think it's because he has a mortgage that he entered into with his ex-fiancee and is now stuck in?

It's amazing how many hateful conservatives are made by relationship issues that they can't get over and project onto everything around them. For all the (accurate) talk about how permanently butthurt the social justice crowd is, these guys are so much worse.

old beast lunatic
Nov 2, 2004



Hey look at this photo I found of this black kid making a weird gesture with his fingers. You should be happy the cops murdered him now.

garfield hentai
Feb 29, 2004


A family of a father, mother, teenage son, baby daughter and a dog walk into a talent agency. The father exclaims "boy, do we have an act for you!" The talent agent looked the family over skeptically, then said "you guys don't look like anything special... what exactly is this act of yours?"

The father grins, grabs the baby daughter, and rips her clean in half. He removes a length of intestine, staples it to his son's mouth, and shits in it or something. The mom's also probably masturbating also the dog gets hosed etc etc I don't really feel like writing this out pretend this gets progressively more disgusting.

"Ta-da!" the remaining living family members exclaim as they take a bow.

The talent agent sits there speechless for a while, barely able to process the madness he had just seen. After taking some time to regain his composure, the agent finally says "....well, that sure was one hell of a production. What do you call that act?"

The father answered "the liberals!"

EngineerSean
Feb 9, 2004

by zen death robot


Stinky_Pete posted:

I bet it's "John"

It says right next to it that it's " Buzzpo"

Stinky_Pete
Aug 15, 2015

Stinkier than your average bear

Lipstick Apathy

CombineThresher posted:

It's amazing how many hateful conservatives are made by relationship issues that they can't get over and project onto everything around them. For all the (accurate) talk about how permanently butthurt the social justice crowd is, these guys are so much worse.

Luckily this guy is pretty benign and quick to say "I only listen to the specific thing I think someone is knowledgeable about and the other stuff doesn't matter" when I bring up some notable quotables about this or that crank that he gets his confirmation bias from. I'm finally going to ask him why the websites talking about how the dollar is going to tank relative to gold and silver, are selling gold and silver rather than buying.

It all started when he linked me to the most benign sites of them all, Peak Prosperity, which has some informative videos about degrowth and our exponentially increasing use of energy and the pressing need to stop depending on liquid fuels, but also applies the same reasoning to inflation, which is misleading because there's no cap on how much currency we can have, and if in 100 years a sandwich costs a hundred dollars, I think we'll manage. The only problem to address there is sticky wages.

But he takes all these narratives from all over and sticks them together to suggest that the Fed is enslaving us with taxes that pay for our national debt and it's "owned by the bank cartel," because banks have to keep a dividend-paying deposit with their regional Fed branch, even though they get no direct voting power form it. And all of this is supposed to come down to "it's such bullshit that they can create loans without giving up money from their profits." But like, they're still on the hook for the actual cash on that loan and it counts toward their reserve ratio. Basically he relies on the concept of the Fed to say that the entire banking system is secretly all the same entity, and if a bank gives a loan the cash should come from their profits.

Oh right, the thread:

MY HARD WORK built the shirt on my back and now THUGS want to take that away? nO

MacFoon
Jul 25, 2007


(Ahem)

"DOLAND TRUMP IS RICH AND GOOD AT BUSINESS

I KNOW THIS BECAUSE IN IOWA WE WATCH HIM ON TV DID YOU KNOW HE HAS HIS OWN AIRLINE?

OBAMA HAS NO AIR LINE. OBAMA CAR HAVE GOLD RIMS "YO" LOL TRUMP IS IN NEW YORK. I HAVE NOT BEEN THERE BECAUS MAY GET SHOT IN HARLEM OR BE IN A 9/11.

TRUMP WILL MAKE ME/US RICH IF HE IS PRESIDENT. BECAUSE HE IS RICH AND GOOD AT BUISNESS.

I KNOW I AM GOOD AT BUSINESS. I AM MANAGER AT BURGER KING AND WILL MAKE $8,888,888 FROM HOME WITH OMNILIFE.

OBAMA IS RACIST BECAUSE HES IS ALWAYS SAYING STUFF AND WALKING AROUND

DID YOU KNOW OBAMA IS WORSE THAN HITLER.

BLACK PEOPLE ALWAYS TAKE TOO MANY NAPKINS AND KETCHUPS NOT RACIST JUST THE TRUTH LOL

***LIKE THIS IF YOU ARE NOT PC***"

Tiberius Thyben
Feb 7, 2013

Gone Phishing



MacFoon posted:

(Ahem)

"DOLAND TRUMP IS RICH AND GOOD AT BUSINESS

I KNOW THIS BECAUSE IN IOWA WE WATCH HIM ON TV DID YOU KNOW HE HAS HIS OWN AIRLINE?

OBAMA HAS NO AIR LINE. OBAMA CAR HAVE GOLD RIMS "YO" LOL TRUMP IS IN NEW YORK. I HAVE NOT BEEN THERE BECAUS MAY GET SHOT IN HARLEM OR BE IN A 9/11.

TRUMP WILL MAKE ME/US RICH IF HE IS PRESIDENT. BECAUSE HE IS RICH AND GOOD AT BUISNESS.

I KNOW I AM GOOD AT BUSINESS. I AM MANAGER AT BURGER KING AND WILL MAKE $8,888,888 FROM HOME WITH OMNILIFE.

OBAMA IS RACIST BECAUSE HES IS ALWAYS SAYING STUFF AND WALKING AROUND

DID YOU KNOW OBAMA IS WORSE THAN HITLER.

BLACK PEOPLE ALWAYS TAKE TOO MANY NAPKINS AND KETCHUPS NOT RACIST JUST THE TRUTH LOL

***LIKE THIS IF YOU ARE NOT PC***"

Ivor Biggun
Apr 30, 2003

A big "Fuck You!" from the Keyhole nebula



Lipstick Apathy

garfield hentai posted:

A family of a father, mother, teenage son, baby daughter and a dog walk into a talent agency. The father exclaims "boy, do we have an act for you!" The talent agent looked the family over skeptically, then said "you guys don't look like anything special... what exactly is this act of yours?"

The father grins, grabs the baby daughter, and rips her clean in half. He removes a length of intestine, staples it to his son's mouth, and shits in it or something. The mom's also probably masturbating also the dog gets hosed etc etc I don't really feel like writing this out pretend this gets progressively more disgusting.

"Ta-da!" the remaining living family members exclaim as they take a bow.

The talent agent sits there speechless for a while, barely able to process the madness he had just seen. After taking some time to regain his composure, the agent finally says "....well, that sure was one hell of a production. What do you call that act?"

The father answered "the liberals!"

And the name of that baby was Albert Einstein

General Dog
Apr 26, 2008

One death is a tragedy, ten deaths is a statistic. Especially if it saves my job.



As a college educate, grown-rear end man who's presumably spent some time in the world and met actual people, it blows my mind that people have different opinions than me.

Long Francesco
Jun 3, 2005


Bernie is a commie .. Socialist = Communist I dont see anywhere that Trump is anything like Hitler. ??? He does not want illegals entering our country and that is the way it should be. No one knows who they are. No sec. Checks , nothing. I thought America was always this way? Anyone crossing our boarders needs to cross and come here legally and that is what Trump has said over and over. Im just very confused how in this world he can compared to Hitler ... better look up what a social is they are def. communist just like Hitler.

Power Windows
Dec 29, 2004

Brasky used to ride upon a steed, perchance to spy a lady.



InterFaced posted:

Hey look at this photo I found of this black kid making a weird gesture with his fingers. You should be happy the cops murdered him a black kid who looks nothing like him now.

CAPT. Rainbowbeard
Apr 5, 2012
My incredible shitposting will not transform the xbone into a good console


Lipstick Apathy

Why are all those black kids making gang signs and posing with money and guns? It's a clear indicator of the erosion of family values.

Furthermore,

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

I thought it was time you had a new av so typed in random picture and this is what came up


Ivor Biggun posted:

And the name of that baby was Albert Einstein

And everyone in the audience stood up and clapped.

ArmZ
Jun 5, 2004

You are what you want.





Toilet Mouth posted:

As a college educate, grown-rear end man who's presumably spent some time in the world and met actual people, it blows my mind that people have different opinions than me.

this but unironically

Phobic Nest
Oct 2, 2013

You Are My Sunshine


Professor Shark posted:

Can anyone give some anecdotes about crazy Americans freaking out about a Jew running to become a Socialist Dictator of the United States??

Late last night I browsed Facebook where apparently the hit story was that Bernie Sanders released his taxes, yippee. But scrolling down the "trending" page it became clear that about half of the shared articles were from Hillary supporters still demanding Bernie show his taxes several hours after he did. Out of curiosity I checked again now and sure enough, at least a few are still bad at interneting Facebooking.



This dude's more than a day late. C'mon man, keep up - The current FB narrative is that Bernie's boring TurboTax (seriously lol) is still newsworthy cuz why didn't the commie turn over all his money to the gubmint if he loves it so much, hmm? Shoeboxes, Christ.

Yeah, that's all I got.

World Kraid Center
Oct 18, 2009


Pitdragon
Jan 20, 2004
Just another lurker

Have you ever noticed that LAMESTREAM media reports on every insignificant time a black thug is shot to death for being an obvious criminal, but that they don't report on all the times one of these coal-black "humans" kills a decent upstanding white citizen?

This is obviously because of LIBERAL RACISM AGAINST WHITES!!!

Extra Large Marge
Jan 21, 2004



Fun Shoe

Please explain to me exactly how Donald Trump is racist. Also please explain to me what exactly racism is, since I'm not sure what that word means.

And another thing, please explain to me where my car keys are, since I need to pick my son up from lacrosse practice and if I leave him there overnight again his dumbass coach is going to call the cops.

Gianthogweed
Jun 3, 2004

"And then I see the disinfectant...where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that. Uhh, by injection inside..." - a Very Stable Genius.

https://youtu.be/IMYQ-b7Z6zM?t=45m2s

Dreddout
Oct 1, 2015

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.



The best thing about Hillary winning the election will be the impotent rage of Facebook conservatives.

CAPT. Rainbowbeard
Apr 5, 2012
My incredible shitposting will not transform the xbone into a good console


Lipstick Apathy

Dreddout posted:

The best thing about Hillary winning the election will be the impotent rage of Facebook conservatives.

Haha, you mean Bernie, but it's okay.

do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


Mr Ice Cream Glove posted:

My favorite Crowder hit



The best was when he was trying to discredit this "union thug" he accidentally showed the unedited footage that showed Crowder was 100% the aggressor in the situation.

If you look at his Facebook "likes" section, there's a stats thing and it says "most popular with age group 65+" and I loving laugh when I see it. Imagine being a "comedian" in your twenties and the only people who come to your shows are in rascal scooters or walkers.

do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


Last Buffalo
Nov 7, 2011


Melmac posted:

The best was when he was trying to discredit this "union thug" he accidentally showed the unedited footage that showed Crowder was 100% the aggressor in the situation.

If you look at his Facebook "likes" section, there's a stats thing and it says "most popular with age group 65+" and I loving laugh when I see it. Imagine being a "comedian" in your twenties and the only people who come to your shows are in rascal scooters or walkers.

It makes sense when you realize most of his "jokes" are just repeating bitter boomer gripes about how lazy kids are these days or why no one has work ethic, with a little jabber about MMA or why women shouldn't be in the military. There are young GOP assholes, but he doesn't really speak to them. Mainly, it seems, because he's an embarrassingly corny gently caress.

phasmid
Jan 16, 2015

Booty Shaker
SILENT MAJORITY


*Bernie Sanders' Jewish family leaves Poland a mere decade before the Third Reich begins to kill all Jews in Poland*

Socialist, huh? Where've I heardthat before?

Dreddout
Oct 1, 2015

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.


phasmid posted:

*Bernie Sanders' Jewish family leaves Poland a mere decade before the Third Reich begins to kill all Jews in Poland*

Socialist, huh? Where've I heardthat before?

*votes Trump*

Tiberius Thyben
Feb 7, 2013

Gone Phishing



Dreddout posted:

The best thing about Hillary winning the election will be the impotent rage of Facebook conservatives.

Well, only good thing, really.

do u know jenny
Dec 24, 2007

by Lowtax


brugroffil posted:

Joe Walsh is actually a deadbeat dad and tried arguing that his child support payments should be suspended because he lost his job aka got stomped in the election

e: thread content:



Beautiful baby Buzzpo.

Mumpy Puffinz
Aug 11, 2008

by FactsAreUseless


Nap Ghost

Tricky D posted:

If evolution is real then why are there still obummer voters?


Ivor Biggun
Apr 30, 2003

A big "Fuck You!" from the Keyhole nebula



Lipstick Apathy

Tricky D posted:

If evolution is real then why are there still obummer voters?



If evolution is real then why are there still <insert racist stereotype>

Goodpancakes
May 18, 2004

Redlining my shit posting machine



Ivor Biggun posted:

If evolution is real then why are there still <insert racist stereotype>

If we came from British people then why are there still British people!


Hot off the press is a story of hobbits and taxation:

http://m.townhall.com/columnists/de...tm_content=link

quote:

There is much we can learn from Hobbit tax policy.

After completing the long journey to send the ring of fire back into the fiery caverns from which it came, the four hobbits return to their beloved shire only to find their family and friends enslaved under a system of “taxes and fair distribution.”

Since only a few Americans are old enough to have experienced life before the federal income tax was passed in 1913, it can be hard to imagine life without it. The beauty of literature is that it allows us to imagine a place we have never experienced before.

The Shire was once a thriving community of Hobbits found in the rolling green hills and tall trees of northwest Middle Earth. The Hobbits had a deeply entrenched culture, evidenced best by the strict meal schedule they adhered to. Property rights were unanimously assumed and everyone worked to bring beauty to their own land. The Hobbits were never hesitant when it came to celebrating together, whether it be over a good beer at the Green Dragon or blowing smoke rings under the party tree during Bilbo’s 111th birthday party.

They had a mayor, Michael Delving, and he won reelection every seven years. His primary duty was to preside over banquets, but he was also the postmaster and sheriff. The Hobbits asked very little of their government because they lived together in harmony built on the foundations of mutual goodwill.

And there were no taxes.

However, Frodo, Sam, Merry and Pippin were forced to sacrifice this cheerful lifestyle to destroy the ring. They were left with no choice; the powers growing in the east would eventually consume the Shire and all of its beauty.

Despite the success of the four hobbits, the war in the east did not leave the Shire unscathed. In Frodo’s absence, the evil wizard Saruman, a notorious swindler, managed to convince other Hobbits to break with their culture and seize the Baggins’s property. Through manipulation and deceit, Saruman transformed the Shire. He assumed power over the Hobbits with propaganda and false promises of “protection.” Ugly buildings replaced the once lush green countryside and trees. Hobbits were forced into a newly constructed social hierarchy of power with strict regulations. Essential to the takeover, of course, were the newly implemented taxes for “fair distribution” by the artificial and newly-designated “elite.”

Snowman Crossing
Dec 4, 2009



Melmac posted:

Beautiful baby Buzzpo.

I'm dying

A young white boy is in the supermarket with his mother while the father was away at work. The mom tells the boy that the budget this week only allows Fruit Loops, or milk. Not both. The boy decides that milk does a body good and he will just drink milk for breakfast.

Then a black woman comes in with five kids and a man who is not her husband but the baby daddy of her youngest child. He says "ya'll jive kids grab whatever ya'll want because the state be paying ya'll" and throws his EBT card down on the counter. The young thugs run through the aisles filling their hands with goodies.

The little white boy asks his mom why they don't have a budget. The mom says that is just the way it is, that the white man has been providing shelter and food to the blacks ever since they first invited them over from Africa.

The little white boy frowns and says "that doesn't seem fair."

At that, the boy's mom tears off her mask to reveal the rictus grin of Reagan's decaying skull and rasps "welcome to, the Republican party."

Dreddout
Oct 1, 2015

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.


Tiberius Thyben posted:

Well, only good thing, really.

Nah, the second benefit is when my Mom wonders why her grown son has to live at her house with a mountain of college debt, and I smuggly reply "Don't blame me, I voted for Bernie! "








God, my family is so hosed.

Mr Ice Cream Glove
Apr 22, 2007
"If you put a hamburger in the toaster it'll say Happy Birthday."




https://twitter.com/scrowder/status/722139940545372160

Schnedwob
Feb 28, 2014

my legs are okay


Goodpancakes posted:

If we came from British people then why are there still British people!


Hot off the press is a story of hobbits and taxation:

http://m.townhall.com/columnists/de...tm_content=link

one of the most beautiful side effects of the growth of the new Nerd Right into prominence is gonna be more poo poo like this. a century from now school-kids will be studying political treatises that use My Little Pony allegory to argue against minority rights

LOVE LOVE SKELETON
Nov 11, 2007




Lipstick Apathy


haha okay get the picture jeff...stop looking, it's a joke! it's for a joke about politics! i'm a commentator!

MariusLecter
Sep 5, 2009

NI MUERTE NI MIEDO


Unfortunately, some people believe the phrases “lower taxes” and “deregulation” only come from supposed corporate shills, but I disagree. When I hear those phrases, I think of Hobbits, the Shire and freedom.

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Scratch Monkey
Oct 25, 2010

Proč bychom se netěšili když nám Pán Bůh zdraví dá?


"Like in the book where Sauron wants to enslave the free peoples of middle earth by implementing a single payer health care system..."

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