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WTF

climber
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:07pm PT
The best news I've heard all day. I am shocked that not one of them is in prison for the economic melt down they created. They made money on the front end and the rear end. Sure they paid some fines but when you make a trillion what's the big deal if you pay a few billion to make your trillion.

It's like saying Michael Milken is a good guy now because he donated some money to some charities and some education. The muther f*#ker stole hundreds if millions from your grandparents or your parents.

So let's hope this trend continues. Then let's hope the f*#king lawyers start showing up dead.
jonnyrig

Trad climber
formerly known as hillrat
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:16pm PT
Arent these part of the 1% crowd? If only theyd bought a Cadillac.
weezy

climber
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:16pm PT
Was the nail gun set on full auto or something? The few I've used lately all have safety's that require them to be pushed into something firmly to work. Old models did not.

on most of the nail guns i've used, you can hold the trigger down and let the nail gun bounce off the surface of whatever it's nailing and get a pretty decent full-auto effect. it would be harder to do this on a human body as opposed to a sheet of 1/2" cdx but i bet it could be done.

of course, a real carpenter would use a 32oz framing hammer to drive those 16 pennies into the filthy banker's skull.
couchmaster

climber
pdx
Feb 12, 2014 - 10:57pm PT

I still haven't made it past how the investigative journalist Gary Webb committed suicide by shooting himself in the face twice after publishing the facts that the CIA was responsible for importing massive amounts of cocaine into the US. Evidently, he was onto a big story at the time of his death.

http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Alliance-Contras-Cocaine-Explosion/dp/1888363681/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1392263735&sr=8-2&keywords=dark+alliance+gary

Hmmm, imagine that.



TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 12, 2014 - 11:37pm PT
Clipping Queen Bee’s Wings: Lorde’s real Grammy speech suppressed
Lorde Censored: Behind the suppression of the Queen Bee's Grammy speech

Lorde Censored: Behind the suppression of the Queen Bee’s Grammy speech

By Iggy Swind

6 February 2014

Also see Snoopman News for the inside story behind Lorde’s meteoric rise, “Queen Bee Mentor: The professor who fed Lorde’s mental buzz”, and “Lorde’s Suppressed Grammy Award acceptance speech (Full Transcript)”.

Mental chain reaction

The singer-songwriter Lorde shocked USA America’s music industry when accepting her second miniature gold-coloured gramophone for the night at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday January 26 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The shock was not because the singer-songwriter won two Grammy awards, Best Solo Pop Performance and Song of the Year, for her hit single ‘Royals’.

Rather, it has emerged that Lorde delivered a lecture-like speech that was a scathing indictment of global capitalism. But, the apparent ‘live’ broadcast had a one-minute delay and was switched to a ‘rehearsal take’ that had been shot earlier.

All of the nominees had been filmed earlier as a precaution, so that if any winners talked for too long or if their speeches or outfits revealed contents that breached its censorship rating, the Grammy’s studio could edit such moments without the wider world being any wiser. The near-seamless insertion of the ‘rehearsal take’ occurred after a wide-shot of the auditorium as Lorde, and her Grammy co-winner Joel Little, made their way up the steps to the stage.

Evidently, Lorde, whose real name is Ella Maria Lani Yelich-O’Connor, was miffed about the introduction of a ‘rehearsal take’ and prepared a lengthy speech. Yelich-O’Connor’s unexpected oratory nuclear-bomb shell nearly exploded the subterfuge of the ruling class both present and absent, and that of their media-guardians that watch over the White House-Hollywood Military-Media Complex.
Royal Lecture: Ella Yelich-O'Connor A.K.A. Lorde educates elites at the 56th Grammy Awards.

Royal Lecture: Ella Yelich-O’Connor, A.K.A. Lorde, educates elites at the 56th Grammy Awards on ‘the death star’ that is global capitalism.

The video, which initially kept getting taken down on You Tube, (and is currently going viral on the web), shows that at first the elite of the USA America music industry gathered at the Staples Center, a sports stadium, laughed, when Lorde said in seventeen year-old Emo-speak, “Thankyou everyone soo much for making this song explode because this world is mental.”

However, as Lorde, who is from the South Pacific nation of New Zealand, continued, she split her audiences’ mirthful consensus in half like Ernest Rutherford let loose in an atomic laboratory. “Planet Earth is run by psychopaths that hide behind slick marketing, ‘freedom’ propaganda and ‘economic growth’ rhetoric, while they construct a global system of corporatized totalitarianism”, said the singer-songwriter as she eyed the music industry audience.

When the cameras cut to the audience, the mood in the room had swiftly changed as the mental atom-ripping shockwaves smashed past their inner ears to their frivolous pop-culture loving brains.

The sequence of shots showed there was a mixture of emotions from hearty-joke enjoyment and uncomfortable status-conscious giggles, to gob-smacked compliant shock and, most entertaining of all, outraged anger emoticon-like faces, that gave the sense of being mentally-wired to stock-market indices and law-suits. The giggling music stars included Katy Perry and Beyouncé, who were both busted by cameras snatching looks at incensed people who are paid a lot to care about USA America’s music industry cartel, which is dominated by a handful of transnational corporations.

Yelich-O’Connor told her captive and now quiet audience that a USA American journalist called Chris Hedges had recently reported that a corporate form of totalitarianism was responsible for what she said the news media was hiding: the rapid militarization of the planet to gain permanent dominance over the world.

The newly-gonged singer-songwriter implored the audience to see a comparison between today’s capture of power by the super-rich and the politically and militarily powerful, and capture of power over city states and nations by monarchies in former times. It was a scene reminiscent of the marionette puppet movie, Team America, wherein Broadway actor Gary Johnston, who is the newest recruit to the paramilitary anti-terrorism force, Team America, implores an audience of world leaders to unite against terrorism by drawing on a philosophical speech that a drunk had told him in a bar. However, the puppet Gary Johnston had failed to research USA America’s history in state-sponsored terrorism, whereas Lorde had done her homework. She appeared to be attempting to use the media propaganda system to reach the mass audience, rather than those that filled the room.
Who rules the world now?

Who rules the world now? Lorde attempts to reach the world mass audience.

“Can we not imagine that in past times”, said Lorde, eyeing her music contemporaries in the front rows, “simple folk found it hard to work out exactly how they were being manipulated by the Royal monarchies, and the Papal monarchy, who claimed a ‘divine right to rule’? Ordinary people from classical times, through to the demise of the Ancien Regime could not see how the rivalrous network of elites and oligarchs were linked, not least because the illiterate masses were indoctrinated to believe in their humble lot, to obey divinely-endorsed authority and to live in fear of damnation.”
Who rules the world now? Yelich-O'Connor compares monarchs and transnational capitalists.

‘Lorde’ compares monarchs from the olden days to today’s transnational capitalists.

At this point, many were enjoying the unexpected lecture from pops’ newest Queen pip-squeak. “So, in today’s mental world, it should become clearer now that Planet Earth is ruled by super-wealthy people, who use their outrageous fortunes to steer the trajectories of whole societies for their own material and political gain.”

“Only ‘Queen Bee’ Lorde could have said that”, said a New Zealand university professor of the History of Nearly Every Hierarchical Civilization Since Sumeria, Dr. Harry Hiveman, who unofficially mentored Yelich-O’Connor in capitalism’s “dark-side” in 2011. Hiveman, who gives the academic habit of making rabbit-ear marks with his index-fingers when speaking in euphemisms and using jargon, refers to capitalism as “the death star”.

Yelich-O’Connor “followed her nose” one summer day in early 2011 as Dr. Hiveman was in his office preparing for the start of the university year. The singer-songwriter, who grew up in a posh vintage North Shore suburb called Devonport in New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland, was looking for answers to “but, why?” questions buzzing in her mental space to do with economic inequality she had noticed on ‘the North Shore’.

“Because she found me, and was willing to do what few Gen Y’ers are willing to do – read during their holidays about ‘doom and gloom’ stuff – she was able to let her mind explode on that sports stadium stage three years later”, said the Auckland University professor.
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Canada
Feb 12, 2014 - 11:53pm PT
TomCochrane

Trad climber
Santa Cruz Mountains and Monterey Bay
Feb 13, 2014 - 02:20am PT
Lorde:

Thankyou soo much everyone for making this song explode because this world is mental. (Laughter). Planet Earth is run by psychopaths that hide behind slick marketing, ‘freedom’ propaganda and ‘economic growth’ rhetoric,[1] while they construct a global system of corporatized totalitarianism.

As American journalist Chris Hedges has identified, a corporate totalitarian core thrives inside a fictitious democratic shell.[2] This core yields an ‘inverted’ totalitarian state that few recognize because it does not look like the Orwellian world of Nineteen Eighty-four.[3]

This corporate totalitarian core is spreading outward from America. Planet Earth is being rapidly militarized by the world’s major and significant states, including their police forces.[4] Meanwhile, state surveillance is becoming universal[5] and torture is outsourced to gulags.[6]

Can we not imagine that in past times, simple folk found it hard to work out exactly how they were being manipulated by the Royal monarchies, and the Papal monarchy, who claimed a ‘divine right to rule’? Ordinary people from classical times through to the demise of Ancien Regime could not see how the rivalrous network of elites and oligarchs were linked, not least because the illiterate masses were indoctrinated to believe in their humble lot, to obey divinely-endorsed authority and to live in fear of damnation.

So, in today’s mental world, it should become clearer now that Planet Earth is ruled by super-wealthy people, who use their outrageous fortunes to steer the trajectories of whole societies for their own material and political gain.[7] These oligarchs are, in fact, colluding for economic gain and conspiring to augment more political power.[8] Armies of professional, political, religious and military elites serve them.[9 Together, they comprise a highly-networked transnational capitalist class that has been traced in studies by: Peter Phillips and Brady Osborne;[10] William K. Carroll;[11] David Rothkopf;[12] Daniel Estulin;[13] and Laurence H. Shoup and William Minter.[14]

As Canadian journalist Naomi Klein has argued in her book, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism, ‘free markets’ were slickly marketed in the 1980s and 1990s with the idea that they would deliver individual freedom and prosperity for all.[15] Klein also wrote that the use of military violence to facilitate the spread of ‘free markets’ in the field-testing stage from the mid-1960s to the mid-1970s has continued into the 2000s. Her view is supported in Eugene Jarecki’s documentary Why We Fight, which compellingly showed that America fights wars to make the world secure for its corporations.[16] So, get reading and viewing! (Lorde giggles and half the audience rises to their feet applauding. The other half remain fixed in their chairs. Some reluctantly clap).

Thankyou soo much everyone for giving a sh#t about our song, ‘Royals’. May you all find the balls to help construct a world based on resilient community, bona-fide freedom, and peace. To do that, we will need to redeploy the psychopaths that currently run the world to the planet’s prisons.[17] Peace cannot happen with reconciliation. That was Nelson Mandela’s mistake.[18] The first step to peace is justice firmly served.
Rock!...oopsie.

Trad climber
the pitch above you
Feb 13, 2014 - 11:36am PT
Tom;

That speech is way too good to be true... remember, this is the internet.

But then again Jim's video does confirm that anything is possible on the internet.

-Bob
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Feb 13, 2014 - 01:20pm PT
I've been told I do that too.

DMT

Beware of unplanned bivvies with Dingus. Bring extra duct tape.
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