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2012-12-29 05:14:47 PM  
4 votes:
Compare and contrast:

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7. 2012: The International Year of Cooperatives
8. NATO War Crimes in Libya
9. Prison Slavery in Today's USA
10. HR 347 Would Make Many Forms of Nonviolent Protest Illegal
11. Members of Congress Grow Wealthier Despite Recession
12. US Joins Forces with al-Qaeda in Syria
13. Education "Reform" a Trojan Horse for Privatization
14. Who Are the Top 1 Percent and How Do They Earn a Living?
15. Dangers of Everyday Technology
16. Sexual Violence against Women Soldiers on the Rise and under Wraps
17. Students Crushed By One Trillion Dollars in Student Loans
18. Palestinian Women Prisoners Shackled during Childbirth
19. New York Police Plant Drugs on Innocent People to Meet Arrest Quotas
20. Stealing from Public Education to Feed the Prison-Industrial Complex
21. Conservatives Attack US Post Office to Break the Union and Privatize Postal Services
22. Wachovia Bank Laundered Money for Latin American Drug Cartels
23. US Covers up Afghan Massacre
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25. Evidence Points to Guantánamo Dryboarding
2012-12-29 04:44:09 PM  
4 votes:
Missing from the list: United States of America v. Carollo, Goldberg and Grimm. Thank you, Matt Taibbi. And for the rest of the MSM that wasn't bright or intrepid enough to try and even understand the case (much less report on it) and its broader implications on how Wall Street has been screwing America, fark you.
2012-12-29 06:43:27 PM  
3 votes:

gibbon1: NateAsbestos: LIBOR?

t'th'this... this!

What can a bank do and not have criminal charges filed? Anything and everything. And now the entire nation is arguing about guns instead of things that are important. Fark me, just fark me.


Give a man a gun and he can rob a bank.

Give a man a bank and he can rob the world.
2012-12-29 05:00:31 PM  
3 votes:
Drone strikes. Hundreds of people including children killed by robots, and nobody knows.
2012-12-29 01:47:20 PM  
3 votes:
2012-12-29 04:59:31 PM  
2 votes:

studs up: Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea.


First you probably should ask yourself if arming the cartels is actually what happened.
2012-12-29 04:57:34 PM  
2 votes:

A highlight from the article.

According to an analysis by Roll Call of Congressional financial disclosure forms, the net worth of the 535 members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives rose to $2.04 billion in 2012, up from $1.65 billion in 2008 - an increase that averages out to nearly three quarters of a million dollars per congress member. All this while the net worth of the average American household declined by more than 20 percent, according to data released in March by the Federal Reserve.
2012-12-29 04:39:15 PM  
2 votes:

Snotnose: Deslidified


Or you can use this as a bookmark and once in a slideshow, click on the bookmark. Another farker hooked me up with this and I would love to pass it along.
javascript:(function(){window.open('http://deslide.clusterfake.net/de % 20s%20lide/g?o=html_table&u='+location.href);})()
2012-12-29 04:29:59 PM  
2 votes:
LIBOR?
2012-12-29 07:14:33 PM  
1 vote:
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/benghazi
2012-12-29 06:59:45 PM  
1 vote:

o5iiawah: BadAttitude4U: o5iiawah: jaytkay: Somebody's been dutifully listening to his AM radio.

In other words, what I just posted is correct and you have no evidence to the contrary.

You fark sheep and you have no evidence to the contrary. You can't disprove a negative.

Because you heard your farking insane conspiracy theory on a radio doesn't make it any less insane. Trim the sides of your tin foil hat they are sticking out of Rush Limbaugh's ass.

So thousands of pages of inter-ATF and ATF->Gun shop emails dont exist? Let me guess - you havent read any of them. If a tree falls in the woods, convincing yourself that it didn't happen doesn't stand it back up again.


I have read them. The bat shiat crazy conspiracy theory part of this isn't that they sold these guns to track them it's that it was an Obama lead conspiracy to secretly promote gun control.

Presumably to further his Muslim ties to Reverend Wright in supporting their Atheist agenda of hiding his real birth certificate.
2012-12-29 06:30:06 PM  
1 vote:
Snotnose
I don't unnerstand. Bookmark that javascript snippet? If so, how? If not, bookmark what? I run Chrome if it matters.


A bookmark is mainly an URL (well, and a description and whatnot) that your browser saves for you.
Those URLs can be, for example:
* weblinks (http://foo.com/bar)
* links to local files (file:///foo/bar.html)
* javascript functions (javascript:doSomeStuffWithTheCurrentPage() )

Those Javascript-bookmarks are also called "bookmarklet"s and they'll work on/with the site you're looking at when you click on them.

They're a poor man's browser extension (or a Greasemonkey script if that means anything to you) and most useful if you put them somewhere where you can access them quickly.
For example, my browser's bookmarks toolbar contains some bookmarklets I use almost daily and a folder for those I use less often.

That deslide one just takes the URL of the site you're currently looking at in your browser (tab) and opens a new window with that URL submitted to the deslider.

To create a bookmarklet, you just create a new bookmark and copy&paste the Javascript into the "Location" (or URL or whatever it's called in your browser) text field of the new/edit bookmark dialog.

In this case you could also right-click the "bookmarklet"-URL I highlighted in the deslider screenshot above; your browser should offer you something like "bookmark this link" when you do so.

There's another example of a bookmarklet with screenshots at the bottom of my Fark profile under "Enable images in threads with images disabled".
2012-12-29 06:15:41 PM  
1 vote:

o5iiawah: jaytkay: Somebody's been dutifully listening to his AM radio.

In other words, what I just posted is correct and you have no evidence to the contrary.


You fark sheep and you have no evidence to the contrary. You can't disprove a negative.

Because you heard your farking insane conspiracy theory on a radio doesn't make it any less insane. Trim the sides of your tin foil hat they are sticking out of Rush Limbaugh's ass.
2012-12-29 05:52:21 PM  
1 vote:

mark12A: Drone strikes. Hundreds of people including children killed by robots, and nobody knows.

Nobody cares.


And it wasn't robots. Actual people were flying the drones.
2012-12-29 05:40:50 PM  
1 vote:
I'm glad they included the Puerto Rico statehood vote. It seemed like that's more nationally significant than the media has represented it.
2012-12-29 05:14:42 PM  
1 vote:

studs up: Fast and Furious is no big deal? Really? Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea. Both Bush AND Obama were stupid about this plan.


Operation Wide Receiver used a few hundred firearms with GPS tracking capabilities and was done with the cooperation of the mexican military, police and ATF.

Fast and Furious involved a few thousand firearms and Mexico was left completely in the dark. It was done to bolster the false talking point that 90% of guns used in Mexican crime were legally purchased in the US

There is no equivalency.
2012-12-29 05:09:05 PM  
1 vote:

studs up: Fast and Furious is no big deal? Really? Take the us v. them politics out of it (my party right or wrong) and ask yourself if arming the cartels is a good idea. Both Bush AND Obama were stupid about this plan.


There was nothing wrong with it in principle. We let stuff go through all the time, in order to figure out where it's ending up. This is a tactic that law enforcement has been using forever.

With weapons, though, there will always be some blowback. The only reason F&F got any attention was:
1.) A few Americans were killed.
2.) The ridiculous hollywood-inspired name.
2012-12-29 05:02:59 PM  
1 vote:
I read on the internets that Barack HUSSEIN Obama is black.
Why isn't the drive by gotcha lamestream MSM media reporting this?
2012-12-29 04:54:50 PM  
1 vote:
ruetheday69
Or you can use this as a bookmark and once in a slideshow, click on the bookmark. Another farker hooked me up with this and I would love to pass it along.


*cough*

i.imgur.com

;-)
2012-12-29 04:37:41 PM  
1 vote:
WHAR BIRF CIRTIFIK WAER?
2012-12-29 04:33:12 PM  
1 vote:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: BENNNNNNGHAZZZZIII!11!!


Solyndra. Fast and Furious. Ambassador Rice.

/Birf Certificate
2012-12-29 02:22:12 PM  
1 vote:
BENNNNNNGHAZZZZIII!11!!
 
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