Playing poker with trillions… “…this isn’t just a financial system, but a transformation of the world civilization. It’s not like the Great Depression, it’s more like the Renaissance or Reformation or the Industrial Revolution: one civilization is dying, another will take its place.” Unlike voters, nature cannot be fooled.

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I'm With STUPID November 18, 2012 at 8:12 am

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This is none of those things and more like cronyism and redistribution. The “Great Society” never was and there never was a “Utopian society” either. Playing Poker insinuates that others have a chance of getting the winning hand. It is more like playing Russian Roulette.

deepthinker November 18, 2012 at 8:33 am

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The only way to win the game is not to play the game. All of the fools in DC are to blame for the utter mess. Stop giving handouts to everyone. Stop with the subsides, stop the welfare for the able body, stop the free phones. It’s time for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution with the exception of during war time. Then there would be no damn debt ceiling. The markets throughout the world would stabilize and everyone would benefit, not just special ones.

KimmyQueen November 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

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I agree with the above. What is happening is not a good type of change also in order to avoid calamities it is best not to do anyting that causes the calamiteis in the first place. The situation now is not equitable or it is not appropriate for everyone to truly have a fair shot at things.

RKae November 18, 2012 at 9:44 am

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The immutable rule of casinos is “the house always wins.”

Just who is “the house” in this scenario? It’s those weirdos who pray to a giant owl at Bohemian Grove; those weidos who whip each other and scream at Skull & Bones meetings; those weirdos who had Jimmy Savile procuring children for their demented hungers; those weirdos who… well, let me just ctrl+V this little nugget about Dominique Strauss-Khan:

[A]s the financial world teetered on the edge of the collapse, the former head of the IMF participated in “secret soirees with lawyers, judges, police officials, journalists and musicians that start with a fine meal and end with naked guests and public sex with multiple partners.”

There are incredibly evil people in the wheelhouse, folks.

Karmaa November 18, 2012 at 10:10 am

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The problem is that most people are just not good judges of character, I think. It has been this way throughout history. True, in ancient history, the people had no choice. The leadership was born in to power, and they ruled with iron fists. But even then, the masses outweighed the “leaders”. If the slaves building pyramids had worked together to overthrow the pharaohs, they could not have been stopped.

In modern history, the people have ostensibly chosen our leaders. At least on the surface. And look what a crappy job we have done of it. In the US we managed to choose good, strong, moral men in our funding fathers but only because there were relatively few of us and most of us had similar backgrounds. The very ideas that these men held were what made them choose to leave their mother countries and come here. So we totally lucked out.

But look at the majority of leaders who have been elected or allowed to take over power in just the last 100 years. There are dictators, monsters, criminals, fraudsters, and worse. They steal from their people, reward their cronies, kill, rape and torture their enemies, starve and enslave their people. And yet it goes on and on.

I have to believe that the masses don’t allow these people to take control of them knowing what will happen, so I just have to assume (and HOPE) that it is because they don’t know what is going to happen. Poor judge of character seems like a nicer option than desire to be abused.

RKae November 18, 2012 at 10:57 am

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There are women who complain that they “can’t ever find the right guy,” while they proceed to date every arrogant asshole they can possibly locate. The human race is that way with its leaders. “Gee, I hate insincere, slimy politicians! …Oh, that guy just delivered an inspiring speech with a rich, velvety voice! I’ll vote for him!”

I really don’t see much change in the ratio of evil leaders to good ones since we switched from “divine right” to voting. Put a power structure in place and wicked controllers will flock to be a part of it. It’s very discouraging.

As for perverts like Strauss-Khan: Politicians cheat on their spouses at a far higher rate than your average Joe. Does the power corrupt them, or do the corrupt seek power? Chicken and egg, I suppose.

poppajoe49 November 18, 2012 at 11:03 pm

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LOL!
It’s like the homecoming queen that keeps dating guys with gold teeth!
There’s something very wrong here!

flashingscotsman November 22, 2012 at 10:36 am

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Pull random names out of a hat, you’ll get better government.

RobertW November 18, 2012 at 9:55 pm

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start with a fine meal and end with naked guests and public sex with multiple partners

not that their’s anything wrong with that.

ooddballz November 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm

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Note to self, never invite Robert W over for a fine meal.

No offense buddy, but of all the guests on this board I would want to see nekkid, ya just ain’t in the running.
And no, I will NOT post a list.
But I WILL say that as much as I enjoy the camaraderie of the MEN on this board, none of y’all are in the running either.

RobertW November 21, 2012 at 7:20 pm

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HA!!!

flashingscotsman November 22, 2012 at 10:38 am

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I KNOW nobody wants to see me nekkid, before OR after a fine meal. How about we turn the lights off?

RobertW November 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

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i can’t remember the name of the movie, but it had John Ritter, and there were glow in the dark prophylactics involved. Anyway, that sprang to mind. thanks for the disturbing mental imagery on turkey-day flash.

DefHarryMelon November 22, 2012 at 2:17 pm

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Skin Deep.

RobertW November 22, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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that’s the one. thanks Def. :D

by the way, for the longest time post-this-hiatus I thought that avi was a donkey, what with them teeth, but then my mouse hovered over your pic. I near fell out my chair laffin.

Dragonfish November 18, 2012 at 10:50 am

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BS! It’s all Smoke and Mirrors/Bread and Circuses, brought to you by the ‘Private Central Banking Cartel’ not for your enjoyment or benefit, but for theirs.
“Playing Poker with Trillions” – trillions of what? Fiat Dollars – Monopoly Money!
Might as well play with grains of sand or stars in the sky.
Is the author of this article trying to rationalize/moderate “Morals and Dogma” by Albert Pike with a passage from Kipling?????? Just askin’