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“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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« Reply #1321 on: September 23, 2012, 12:24:28 am »
Norway's new minister of culture is a 29 year old female Muslim. That's quite cool in itself but she also wrote an article earlier asking "why does there stand so many men between me and God?"

also, Jonas Gahr Støre will probably be Norway's new PM in 2017. He just got moved from the foreign ministry to the health ministry, which means that a) he will be more available in the election campaign next year. b) he'll diversify his administrative experience and c) if he manages to get through the next year without getting unpopular, he's Jesus.
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« Reply #1322 on: September 29, 2012, 02:50:06 am »
http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/28/14139608-execution-of-terrance-williams-halted-after-judge-says-prosecutor-suppressed-evidence?lite

"A Philadelphia judge halted next week's scheduled execution of a teenage killer after finding the trial prosecutor suppressed evidence the victim was molesting boys, “sanitized” witness statements before giving them to the defense and lied about a secret deal she'd struck with the accomplice."
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« Reply #1323 on: September 30, 2012, 02:15:38 am »
How much you wanna bet these people think Jesus was a conservative Republican?
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hs65cMoXmt-s_dfmwjdFwRQJluyw?docId=562e17dab1ef471b949406d8d30475f8

And yet we have this....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/us/politics/suspicious-voter-forms-found-in-10-florida-counties.html?_r=0

What would He say about that kind of dishonesty?
Guess the GOP lacks confidence, needs some viagra or smth...
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« Reply #1325 on: October 01, 2012, 02:22:45 am »
Jesus FUCK...

How much shit did he have stored in his basement that it did that much damage to the house???

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/09/30/idaho-republicans-wife-airlifted-to-hospital-after-gun-safe-exploded-under-her-feet/
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« Reply #1326 on: October 01, 2012, 05:33:10 am »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210436/Is-smallest-flat-London-Home-measuring-10ft-8ft-goes-sale-90-000.html?ITO=1490

Yikes.

Knightsbridge.  Just south of Hyde Park and either in Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea....finding any property there worth less than six figures is a miracle all of its own.  Shit, where I'm living next year, the average price for a flat is £2.3 million.  Yes, you read that correctly.
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« Reply #1327 on: October 01, 2012, 10:32:17 am »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210436/Is-smallest-flat-London-Home-measuring-10ft-8ft-goes-sale-90-000.html?ITO=1490

Yikes.

Knightsbridge.  Just south of Hyde Park and either in Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea....finding any property there worth less than six figures is a miracle all of its own.  Shit, where I'm living next year, the average price for a flat is £2.3 million.  Yes, you read that correctly.

Shit.

The speculation that this place was purchased solely for the parking permit also makes me  :horrormirth:.
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« Reply #1329 on: October 01, 2012, 01:40:07 pm »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210436/Is-smallest-flat-London-Home-measuring-10ft-8ft-goes-sale-90-000.html?ITO=1490

Yikes.

Knightsbridge.  Just south of Hyde Park and either in Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea....finding any property there worth less than six figures is a miracle all of its own.  Shit, where I'm living next year, the average price for a flat is £2.3 million.  Yes, you read that correctly.

Shit.

The speculation that this place was purchased solely for the parking permit also makes me  :horrormirth:.

Third most expensive real estate market (averaged out) in the world here.  Just behind Monaco and Cape Ferrat.  I believe Tokyo, New York, Zurich and Geneva can be considered more expensive once living expenses are factored in, but based on land prices per square metre....yup.

Who would've thought letting all those Russian and Arab billionaires buy up property here would have had such an effect on the local market?
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« Reply #1330 on: October 04, 2012, 10:02:25 am »
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2210436/Is-smallest-flat-London-Home-measuring-10ft-8ft-goes-sale-90-000.html?ITO=1490

Yikes.

Knightsbridge.  Just south of Hyde Park and either in Westminster or Kensington and Chelsea....finding any property there worth less than six figures is a miracle all of its own.  Shit, where I'm living next year, the average price for a flat is £2.3 million.  Yes, you read that correctly.

Shit.

The speculation that this place was purchased solely for the parking permit also makes me  :horrormirth:.

Third most expensive real estate market (averaged out) in the world here.  Just behind Monaco and Cape Ferrat.  I believe Tokyo, New York, Zurich and Geneva can be considered more expensive once living expenses are factored in, but based on land prices per square metre....yup.

Who would've thought letting all those Russian and Arab billionaires buy up property here would have had such an effect on the local market?
As long as they keep on paying those parking tickets and moving violations, no skin off my back.
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« Reply #1331 on: October 04, 2012, 10:39:54 am »
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Half of them are here on diplomatic visas anyway.  They ain't paying for jack shit.
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« Reply #1332 on: October 04, 2012, 06:00:02 pm »
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'Drunken' Broker Sent Oil to 8-Month High in 2009: Report
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On June 30, 2009, oil mysteriously jumped by more than $1.50 a barrel during the night, to reach its highest price in eight months, the kind of swing that is caused by a major geopolitical event.

The amazing, true cause of this price spike has now been released by a Financial Services Authority investigation (FSA).

Although not authorized to invest company cash in trades, Steve Perkins, a long standing, senior broker at PVM Oil Futures, had managed to spend $520 million on oil futures contracts throughout the night, the FSA said.

On the morning of the 30th, an admin clerk called Perkins to ask why he had bought 7 million barrels of crude during the night. Perkins had no recollection of the transactions, and it turned out that he had made the trades during a “drunken blackout," according to the FSA.

By the time PVM realized the transactions had not been authorized by a client, they had incurred losses of $9,763,252.

Between the hours of 1:22 a.m. and 3:41 a.m., Perkins gradually bought 69 percent of the global market, while driving prices up from $71.40 to $73.05, by bidding higher each time.

At 6:30 a.m., presumably sobering up and realizing what he’d done, he sent a message to his managing director claiming an unwell relative meant he would not be able to make it into work.

Following an official investigation Perkins admitted to having a drink problem, had his trading license revoked for five years, and was given a fine of £72,000 ($116,878).

The FSA has said that they will re-approve his license after the five-year period, if he has recovered from his drinking problem, although they warned that,“Mr Perkins poses an extreme risk to the market when drunk.”
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« Reply #1333 on: October 05, 2012, 02:59:09 am »
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Half of them are here on diplomatic visas anyway.  They ain't paying for jack shit.
:lulz: And it's all just, for "official business"
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« Reply #1334 on: October 06, 2012, 05:44:34 pm »
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'Drunken' Broker Sent Oil to 8-Month High in 2009: Report
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On June 30, 2009, oil mysteriously jumped by more than $1.50 a barrel during the night, to reach its highest price in eight months, the kind of swing that is caused by a major geopolitical event.

The amazing, true cause of this price spike has now been released by a Financial Services Authority investigation (FSA).

Although not authorized to invest company cash in trades, Steve Perkins, a long standing, senior broker at PVM Oil Futures, had managed to spend $520 million on oil futures contracts throughout the night, the FSA said.

On the morning of the 30th, an admin clerk called Perkins to ask why he had bought 7 million barrels of crude during the night. Perkins had no recollection of the transactions, and it turned out that he had made the trades during a “drunken blackout," according to the FSA.

By the time PVM realized the transactions had not been authorized by a client, they had incurred losses of $9,763,252.

Between the hours of 1:22 a.m. and 3:41 a.m., Perkins gradually bought 69 percent of the global market, while driving prices up from $71.40 to $73.05, by bidding higher each time.

At 6:30 a.m., presumably sobering up and realizing what he’d done, he sent a message to his managing director claiming an unwell relative meant he would not be able to make it into work.

Following an official investigation Perkins admitted to having a drink problem, had his trading license revoked for five years, and was given a fine of £72,000 ($116,878).

The FSA has said that they will re-approve his license after the five-year period, if he has recovered from his drinking problem, although they warned that,“Mr Perkins poses an extreme risk to the market when drunk.”

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

That's fucking HILARIOUS.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”

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