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9.09 One Bullet Away From A Military State?

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August 18, 2009 – Comments (12)

Our Federal Reserve created a system where bankers were enriched by destroying our economy through credit default swaps...and when the bankers occasionally got caught on the wrong side of the trade, the Fed forced to taxpayer to bailout its banker buddies while the bankers raised interest rates on the citizens.

Now tax receipts are evaporating, bankruptcies skyrocketing, millions getting kicked out of their homes, tens of millions suffering massive wage losses, and pensions  values evaporating as assets are getting transferred from the elderly to bankers as a result of losing swap bets.

The biggest joke of all, the bankers can control the payoffs on the swaps by picking and choosing which loans they choose to refinance and which loans they force into default.  Imagine a bet where you know the outcome before you bet every time.....little wonder our pensions are now trillions underfunded.

If you think the people are angry about health care reform, wait until they find out the banks looted their entire retirement and their savings may be worthless.

Imagine what happens if a shot ever gets fired at an event similar to below....even if that shot goes straight up in the air?  Is it time to prepare as 9.09 is near?

PHOENIX, Arizona (CNN) -- A man toting an assault rifle was among a dozen protesters carrying weapons while demonstrating outside President Obama's speech to veterans on Monday, but no laws were broken. It was the second instance in recent days in which weapons have been seen near presidential events.

What do you think the stock market will do if those exercising their second amendment rights defending what they consider a fundemental right under the Constitution are opposed by the local police or U.S. Military?

Unless we restructure soon, soon there will be not much left to restructure.

Stay cool my favorite Fools........or you may unexpectedly drop a stool.

 

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#1) On August 18, 2009 at 5:05 PM, alstry (35.87) wrote:

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services said Tuesday it removed California's existing general obligation bonds from review for a possible downgrade. The outlook is negative. S&P affirmed its A long-term and underlying ratings on California's $67.11 billion of existing GO debt and its A- long-term ratings on the state's $8.05 billion in existing appropriation-backed lease revenue debt.

With tax receipts continuing to evaporate, it looks like CA will make some more HUGE cuts ahead to service its debt payments.

Pretty soon, if tax receipts contract enough, all of CA's tax recepits will go to pay interest and nothing else.

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#2) On August 18, 2009 at 5:42 PM, devoish (97.62) wrote:

This whole gun thing is getting more press than it is worth. 

If the gun owner chooses to display his right to carry a gun, it is ok with me.

If he is making a statement, it is ok with me.

If he starts shooting in a crowd things change for him, personally.

Hopefully he is one of the law abiding gun owners.

Hopefully security at the Presidents events increases at his (taxpayer) expense.

 

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#3) On August 18, 2009 at 5:54 PM, alstry (35.87) wrote:

dev,

They are getting press because the press wants to give them press.

By increasing the press, it increases  the mathematical likelihood that a nut job will do something stupid.

By giving insolvent bankers billions in bonuses, it increases the likelihood that people will get mad.

By rewarding bankers for destroying companies, it increases the likelihood that people will get mad.

By releasing tens of thousands of prisoners out of jail with little prospect for employment, and firing thousands of cops, it increases the likelihood that people will get mad.

By raising property taxes when home values are crashing, it increases the likelihood that people will get mad.

By giving politicians the best health care possible and the citizens they represent nothing, it increases the likelihood people will get mad.

By giving bankers free money while banks raising interest rates and cutting off credit, it increases the likelihood people will get mad.

You see the trends forming as we head into 9.09?

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#4) On August 18, 2009 at 8:52 PM, weg915 (< 20) wrote:

I wonder if Americans will ever get mad.  It seems like we just move down the slippery slope of acceptance every time something really outrageous happens.  

 "If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And when I am for myself, what am 'I'? And if not now, when?

Hillel

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#5) On August 18, 2009 at 9:16 PM, motleyanimal (86.88) wrote:

Bringing a gun to a political rally where the President or a Congressman is present along with the Secret Service, FBI, and US Marshalls is just plain stupid.

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#6) On August 18, 2009 at 9:52 PM, angusthermopylae (40.09) wrote:

I just realized:  I'm going to be in classes starting 9.08.09...so I'll probably have to catch up on the Great Financial Diaspora on Olberman or CNN.

...not as much fun as watching it live...

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#7) On August 18, 2009 at 10:02 PM, eddietheinvestor (< 20) wrote:

Bringing a gun to a political rally is not just unethical but also dangerous.  Guns can go off accidentally, with tragic results.  And if one wants to protest Obama, then that's fine; just bring a sign instead of a gun.  Bringing guns make Obama's protestors look like rednecks and conform to the stereotypes given by Pelosi and Reid.  There is no reason, under any circumstances, to bring a gun to a rally.  It's dangerous, foolish, unethical, and counterproductive.

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#8) On August 19, 2009 at 3:46 PM, tonylogan1 (28.03) wrote:

Guns do not "go off accidentally", although people do insanely stupid things. Example: Plaxico.

We have just gotten so dumbed down and sheepified as a society that we think this is even an issue.

Little kids used to carry guns to school to protect themselves from animals on the walk to school. No one got shot by these "dangerous" youths, because as a society we had a moral compass that suggested that shooting your fellow man was ethically wrong.

No law abiding citizen who openly carries a legal weapon to a rally will use it to do any harm. Spend any time in profiling and you'll find it is the person who is ILLEGALLY concealing a weapon will pull it out and start killing everyone they can until a fellow armed citizen or policeperson ends their action.

, for one, dramatically increased my odds of moving to AZ as a result of this display, as I continue my quest to exit the idiocy that is the state of CA

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#9) On August 19, 2009 at 3:46 PM, tonylogan1 (28.03) wrote:

I, for one, ....

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#10) On August 19, 2009 at 4:37 PM, NVTreasureHunter (29.05) wrote:

First I'd like to say that guns do not just go off accidentally. 
STUPID people "accidentally" make guns go off by pulling the trigger in crowded public places because they are upset that they just got dumped or some other INSANE BS

I would never go to a public place where the could actually BE REAL gun toting FREAKS without the ability to protect myself.

Guns do not kill people...PEOPLE kill people! Guns are just the tool of choice..if there were no guns the PEOPLE KILLERS would simply use a different tool.

The Secret Service, FBI, and US Marshalls are all there (armed & ready) to protect the president.  They will not protect you if the guy next to you decides to go on a killing spree, be it with a gun, a knife, a plastic spoon or his bare hands!

I just watched a special on TV on 15 of the top shooting sprees and in ALL of the cases there were a LOT more people killed where the citizens were completely unarmed.

Only a few were killed where there were armed citizens there to stop the gunman while waiting for the police to arrive 20+ mins later (if you are lucky, sometimes it take much longer.)

These are just a few examples of things that could have resulted in FAR FEWER death had citizens, teachers and students been allowed to LEGALLY carry in order to protect themselves from the CRIMINALS who were (in most cases) deemed too unstable to legally own a gun but had one anyway and didn't give a rats ass about the LAW because they were CRIMINALS not LEGALLY armed citizens.

26 dead and 20 wounded, no armed citizens to stop him
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luby%27s_massacre

It lasted 14 mins until police finally arrived. That averages out to one person shot or wounded every 18 seconds for the duration. It may not seem like very long but one person every 18 seconds...46 times is a VERY VERY long lime!

This one could have been DEADLY but an armed citizen held him off until police arrived.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tacoma_Mall_shooting

and another 0 dead and ended long before police arrived thanks to armed citizens.
http://www.scrappleface.com/?p=2806

Poor police response time, no armed students or teachers to protect themselves, 2+HOURS!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Tech_massacre

Even if only the teachers were allowed to carry on campus, several had perfect opportunities to stop him.

ok, enough links but there are MANY other examples where police response time was horrid (Binghamton), and legally armed citizens could have stopped the madness with far fewer deaths.

Gun LAWS only prevent LAW ABIDING citizens from carrying guns, criminals will ignore the law and carry anyway.

Many people falsely believe it is the duty of the police to "protect & serve" but this is NOT the case.  Their job is to FIND and ARREST the BAD GUY. "Protect & serve" is a myth...In reality the police cannot possibly protect you (this is what a police officer ACUTALLY told me) 99% of the time they arrive AFTER the incident has ended and are only there to take your report (if you are still alive) so that they can FIND and ARREST the BAD GUY.

and as for these GUN TOTING stories in the press scaring the sheeple to death. I do believe that something is going to happen (STAGED) so that they can ban them at rallies and public places etc, etc, etc, watch for it...

ALSTRY IS RIGHT EVEN IF HIS TIMING IS OFF BY A FEW WEEKS OR EVEN MONTHS.

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#11) On August 19, 2009 at 4:54 PM, NVTreasureHunter (29.05) wrote:

Sorry Tony, Didn't see that you beat me to it, I was busy typing my LONG msg. LOL.

I just hope there are lots of others out there who feel the same.  People have been trained to think that guns are bad but they need to realize that guns are what bought us our freedom in the first place and we need to keep them in order to protect that freedom.

You could not pay me enough to live in CA.

Do you see something better in AZ than NV? I'd like to know what my options are ;-) AZ is hotter...110 is enough for me.

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#12) On August 20, 2009 at 1:50 PM, tonylogan1 (28.03) wrote:

Job opportunit(ies) in AZ. 

I would prefer Denver, but I am not finding much in my field there (Pharmaceutical industry).

I moved to CA when I was too young to know better... plus, it has really gone downhill fast over the last 10 years.

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