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(The New York Times)   The New York Times wins the prize for dumbest headline of the day: "An Afghan Mystery: Why Are Large Shipments of Gold Leaving the Country?"   ( divider line
    More: Obvious, Afghan Mystery, Afghans, gold leafing, airliners, American officials, prizes, money launders  
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2012-12-16 01:24:36 PM  
3 votes:
Did anyone happen to see Ice Cube, Mark Wahlberg and George Clooney in the area?
2012-12-16 02:54:00 PM  
2 votes:
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2012-12-16 02:34:00 PM  
2 votes:

TheManofPA: You expect them to talk?

No Mr. TheManofPA, we expected them to die!
2012-12-16 01:46:00 PM  
2 votes:
Well, we certainly can't blame China. The only metal they care about these days is lead

/Sweet, delicious lead
2012-12-16 01:23:04 PM  
2 votes:
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/knows a thing or two about transporting gold
2012-12-16 12:25:33 PM  
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Please, subby, enlighten us on the simple economics of gold.
2012-12-16 03:33:24 PM  
1 vote:

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Always with the negative waves!
2012-12-16 03:08:35 PM  
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2012-12-16 01:54:55 PM  
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2012-12-16 01:24:00 PM  
1 vote:

jake_lex: Yeah, I'm not following what's so dumb about that at all. I guess subby is trying to say that it's fairly obvious why you'd want to get gold out of Afghanistan, but if there are sudden, large, unexpected transfers of gold out of the country, it is worth asking why.

Rats. Sinking ship.

US withdrawal in 2014.

People with money expect the Afghani government to fold not long after the Stars & Stripes are lowered, and a hardline Islamic regime to follow, Taliban II: Electric Boogaloo.

They are taking their money elsewhere.

Simple really.
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