found by Dennis Moore



  1. The0ne says:

    I say it again before responding, why do Americans hate Canada so much? I’m Asian so I don’t quite get it. A white thing? :P

    Anyhow, this must be just as important as the Rush L. and kid who declared his local library gave him the info that Global Warming was a terrorist plot to destroy humanity.

    • WmDE says:

      When winter begins to freeze parts of Canada great numbers of Canadians get into their cars with large quantities of Canadian quarters. They then drive down I-95 to Florida. Along the way they use the quarters to disable as many vending machines as possible.

      The Canadian quarter is designed to be same size as the US quarter. This seemingly innocent fact hides a surreptitious evil. Canadian quarters are magnetic! US vending machines consider them slugs. Several Canadian quarters will be trapped by a magnet in the vending machine blocking further deposits of real money.

      I further believe that somehow Canadians had some influence on the design of the vending machines to make sure this causes the greatest annoyance.

      • CrankyGeeksFan says:

        And I always thought it was because for most of the past thirty to forty years, the U. S. Dollar was stronger than the Canadian Dollar.

        Also, the Canadian nickel was also about the same size as the U.S. quarter. The Canadian nickel and the penny are no longer minted.

        • JD says:

          The penny is no longer minted, but the nickel still is. Though, it is only about 2% actual nickel…

    • Hmeyers says:

      You are ruining my stereotype of Asians being smart.

    • pedro says:

      Canadians are loons.

  2. Guyver says:

    I’m Asian so I don’t quite get it.

    Who Cares?

    A white thing?

    Only if you’re a racist. :D

    Anyhow, this must be just as important as the Rush L. and kid who declared his local library gave him the info that Global Warming was a terrorist plot to destroy humanity.

    Could be worse. You could be praising a victim of government-run education as an independent critical thinker.

    • The0ne says:

      Who cares? hmm…obviously it doesn’t matter to you as long as you have your say. LMAO. But then again, I expected as much from you, Boobo, Pedro and others :) And to top it off you shifted from a smartass to a pompous smartass with the last paragraph. Nice!

      Sarcasm was lost somewhere, along with all sense of humor. It’s only Wednesday so I wonder why…hmm, some people must be dickless I guess.

      Sorry got sidetracked wondering why some people are dicks. Why are you in this thread to begin with? Use big, long, complex smart sounding words and sentences if you must. Adda boy.

      • pedro says:

        It’s attaboy. Now you can say we are racists because we corrected you.

      • Guyver says:

        Who cares? hmm…obviously it doesn’t matter to you as long as you have your say. LMAO. But then again, I expected as much from you, Boobo, Pedro and others :) And to top it off you shifted from a smartass to a pompous smartass with the last paragraph. Nice!

        Your ethnicity adds value to your comment sarcastic or otherwise in what way? I would rather not know your ethnicity so I can judge you on the quality of your thoughts (or lack thereof).

        Are you using it as a shield of sorts? Or are you just trying to emulate liberal homos3xuals you admire by declaring your government-recognized demographic because you falsely believe that your thoughts somehow matter more because others would acknowledge your ethnicity even though it has nothing to do with the topic of the thread?

        Are you afraid that unless you advertise your ethnicity that your thoughts will likely not stand on its own two feet? Or are you just upset that the girl just happened to be white?

        I say these things not to be inflammatory, but am curious why you chose to advertise your ethnicity about this matter. Help me to walk a mile in your shoes.

        And to top it off you shifted from a smartass to a pompous smartass with the last paragraph. Nice!

        It’s painful to acknowledge the poor state of education in America. Children are lied to and told that everyone’s a winner and there are no losers in life. Children aren’t really taught critical thinking skills and are brainwashed into embracing flowery things like their gender, orientation, or ethnicity when none of that will prepare them for life.

        Watching this girl talk was quite refreshing.

        Sarcasm was lost somewhere, along with all sense of humor. It’s only Wednesday so I wonder why…hmm, some people must be dickless I guess.

        Sounds like I pushed your buttons.

        Sorry got sidetracked wondering why some people are dicks. Why are you in this thread to begin with? Use big, long, complex smart sounding words and sentences if you must. Adda boy.

        I was bored. If you want big, long, complex smart sounding words then you should talk to Bobo. He’s a master of mental ma5turbati0n. :)

        • bobbo, Jr Culture/psychiatric/ethnic/social/art critic and general bonvivant says:

          McCullough==thats one of the most thoughtful responses “ever” on this forum and your very best. Hmm…off the subject of guns, you are quite eloquent.

          Yes…I too was momentarily lead off track. “As a white boy” I am curious about other ethnic and cultural experiences and my wits sharpen when that avenue is openned up as IchiBon did. but it was a cul de sac.

          Your comment of “who cares” was instructive to IchiBon but he turned down the opportunity. Ha, ha. Like you, he prefers his long held beliefs to an open and honest opportunity to reevaluate and grow as a person. People are like that.

          We all throw our pearls of wisdom out like rice before swine as we turn ourselves to eat the pearls from others. People and pigs are like that with pearls and rice.

          but I dither. So—I can’t even recall why Canada is in the slop chute of History. I’ve been sidetracked!!!!!!

          I hate it when that happens.

          PS….TheONe==you really should think about why you went racial in your comment. Not a big point/issue, just one of curiousity for yourself. For the first few months/years?–I was pristine in keeping any personal information about myself OUT of my postings. Its what Men of Ideas do. Overtime though, only being hooman, the personal details leak out a bit. Emotionally attached. Warm feelings on their utterance. But personal details are NOT ideas.

          Not that purity is an ideal or even worthwhile goal, but it does keep one from being sidetracked.

          “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear?” /// I think Confuscious Boy got that one wrong. BobboSays: “If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there….take the blinders off and look again/deeper.” But then, did I mention I was a white dude?

          • pedro says:

            Who the hell are you talking to?

          • bobbo, the pragmatic existential evangelical anti-theist says:

            Good Point there Pedro. I got that doubly wrong. Imagine that? Well, I’m a white guy so …..

            Funny how the comment applies to McGuyver as well??? but I laugh because I’m a white guy.

            “Actually” I don’t know how white I am though as my Mom was adopted and we never have had the straight skinny on who GrandPaw was. You know, that kind of insecurity runs in “adoptees” down thru the ages. Doesn’t really matter I went to College and have had a life of my own. No… its all family transmitted…. so much so that we can live in the country of our birth and yet still be more a part of the country of our parents birth.

            Its just like a pearl in that aspect. You take the irritation of being born human and then accrete layers and layers of learned bullshit on it until a hard layer of ossified cultural claptrap is deep enough to think you are different from any other pearl. But, we are all the same, except as how we are different.

            Ha, ha. I love it when I dither, I crack myself up so.

            Oh…… Pedro……. ok, its also like a taco as well.

  3. ECA says:

    When was the last time you saw…
    An HONEST/SMART/KNOWLEDGEABLE politician..

    Not many in the last 100 years.
    Those that re Smart enough to be politicians, DONT want the job. so we end up with OTHERS that do the job for their OWN ends/means..

    Let me add this:
    MANY people left Europe/England for the same reasons. LEFT, not shipped over to rape this country. the Problem came AFTER we got here, and settled things out. THEY’ came over and started this. the SAME problems that were HAD in Europe, followed us.
    WE should have done, the SAME as the Indians SHOULD have done..Shoot them on the beaches.

    • ACE says:

      I’m not sure I totally agree with that.

      You’re gripe seems to be correct, that popular CULTURE is what’s causing all the problems. And I would tend to agree too. But it’s more than that. Cause when we look at our leaders it’s hard to ignore the fact that most of them are also popular LAWYERS!

      Now, just look at what a lawyer does! It’s not that much different than the clergy (religious leaders). Cause just like a clergyman interpreting the Bible (Quoran or whatever), lawyers will “interpret” national founding documents like the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. They also look at countless volumes of other related writings in order to support their arguments or position. Sometimes, they will use these writings (usually court cases) in conjunction with other popular beliefs of the time to support new laws. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s even talk about “spirit” of law too.

      So is it any wonder that we’re all screwed when we put lawyers in charge of things? After all, lawyers are people who will take a belief and twist it in just the right way to ultimately make a grab for power!

      (BTW, Obama is a lawyer.)

  4. MikeN says:

    What would really ruin Canada is if they started letting Canadian doctors practice in the US. Go Bobby Jindal!

  5. honeyman says:

    Welcome to the corporatocracy, kid.

    Its not just the evil bankers stealing from us, it’s our own leaders. So the rich get richer, the middle class bend over and take it for the team and the poor eat shit and die.

    • ACE says:

      Just who do you think your leaders ARE?!

      Hint: It’s NOT the lawyers! Those guys are just higher on the pecking order and only SEEM to have power.

      Of course, you could do something about this collective rectal financial fornication. You could vote correctly and throw those who seem to have power out on their ear. But I’m not holding my breath anyone will do it when popular BELIEFS will allow the re election of someone like Barrack Obama or even consider a bitch like Hillary Clinton!

  6. LibertyLover says:

    This isn’t just happening in Canada. It’s happening anywhere there is a central bank.

    • mharry860 says:

      Yeah, I thought she was describing the US perfectly.

      • Guyver says:

        Probably JCD’s point in a roundabout way.

      • Diesel says:

        The only difference between what she said about Canada and whas’t also true about the US banking system is that our debts are 10-100 times their amounts.

    • msbpodcast says:

      She could definitely run (or stand) for election anywhere on this planet.

      Why are all of the economies on the planet, (Europe, North, Central and South America, Australia, [Japan is a special case, as are most third world economies,]) suffering from the current collapse?

      Wall Street (and all of the other iconic Big Business locales,) are logging record profits while people are losing their jobs left and right.

      Where are the supposed profits coming from?

      Do the world’s economies no longer need to produce anything, nor for it to be consumed by anyone?

      We’re being fed a line of bullshit paired with a diarrhea chaser…

      Bruce Cockburn sang it out best: “…the trouble with normal is it always gets worse…”

      • ACE says:

        Why are all of the economies on the planet, (Europe, North, Central and South America, Australia, [Japan is a special case, as are most third world economies,]) suffering from the current collapse?

        RE: Just for starters, do you happen to recall a little piece of crap ol’ Billy Boy left us called NAFTA?!

        You remember ol’ Whitewater, “that’s not a cigar,” Billy Boy don’t you? He was actually IMPEACHED by Congress! He was just never prosecuted, is all. (And do you recall just how soon after he left office that 9/11 occurred?!)

        Or maybe you heard of Billy Boy’s carpet bagging wife who also took part in the Whitewater scandal and then (poetically) “moved from Hope” to steal a Congressional seat in New York.

        Or maybe you had your brain stem removed by the leftists and don’t remember these things.

        • Hmeyers says:

          ^^ The posters get worse too!

          “to steal a Congressional seat in New York”

          Uh … you mean Senate seat, right?

          The first sign of being a UFO expert or a vegan is being an adult and not knowing the difference between Congress and Senate.

          “He was actually IMPEACHED by Congress”

          Why didn’t the Senate go with that? Why are you using ALL CAPITAL LETTERS?

          p.s.: What the fudge does this have to do with msnbcpodcast’s comments?

        • jpfitz says:

          The Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act concocted by three republicans and passed by Billy boy did more damage to the U.S. than all that crap you posted. You’re in some bubble only seeing and hearing what you want. You’re a Fox watcher mesmerized by the pretty colors.

  7. B. Dog says:

    good girl

  8. bobbo, Jr Culture/psychiatric/ethnic/social/art critic and general bonvivant says:

    I stopped watching after 90 secs. Has about the same appeal as the girl snorting a condom.

    Its a “demonstration” rather than anything thoughtful.

    Revealing how many of you are attracted to snorting disgusting things.

    Silly hoomans.

    • Hmeyers says:

      Actually, you are wrong.

      I was about to click “close” too, but listened maybe an extra 20 seconds.

      She described government debt as a collusion between the government and the banks to enslave the people.

      Because the $60 billion in interest each year goes to the banks.

      The late 1800’s “company town” ensnarement.

      I do think the mega-corps and banks think like this.

  9. noname says:

    Astonishing, truly out of the mouths of babes!

    It’s amazing a child can understand economic reality (banking system) better then most Adults!

    If only Adults could act on and to do the right thing instead of acting out of fear of pissing off the hand that feeds you!

    • Hmeyers says:

      Most adults become a cog in the machine.

      And lose their independence and the “give a shit”.

      And settle on watching some sitcoms and posting some pics on Facebook as their so-called “life”.

      Maybe this is the best we can do … it might be true.

  10. Yankinwaoz says:

    This girl is an idiot. She doesn’t understand economics and how debt actually grows an economy.

    An economy is NOT a zero-sum game. When someone else has a dollar, it does not mean someone else is now a dollar poorer. When someone borrows a dollar, and pays it back over time, the money supply increases. This makes everyone a little wealthier. Debt, over time, increases G1, the money supply.

    And yes, it takes a central bank to get all of this kick started.

    Seriously. It is idiot thinking like this that allowed communist to convince the poor that they need to take from the rich. They convinced they that they are poor because the rich have “their” money. So the idiots vote in the commies, who take the money, and now everyone is poor.

    • Hmeyers says:

      Actually, considered how governments work it is very believable.

      Lobbyists explain to government officials “Hey, spend all you want and us bankers can take care of you. We make a huge sum off the interest payments.”

      Then the government has to raise taxes to service the debt, with the profits going to the banks.

  11. Wrigsted the Dane says:

    I think she sounds like a little girl indoctrinated. No one can tell me that it is something she figured by itself. You are all blind to it because she says I am what i want to hear. Sheep!

  12. deowll says:

    It could be worse. We are still voting for people that allow themselves to engage in insider trading and of course we borrow money to lend to banks near enough to free as not to matter. We are a joke.

  13. CrankyGeeksFan says:

    I think when she refers to the 1970s, she is referring to the end of the Breton Woods system around 1971. This is where the U.S. dollar is no longer backed by gold. Over the next twenty or so years, some currencies strengthen a lot against the U.S. dollar. It appears that Canada starts having a “national debt” problem of its own. (The U. S. starts seeing its public debt outstanding grow as it borrows to make up for annual budget deficits.)

    • Hmeyers says:

      Bobbo made a comment within the last week that I found insightful where he mentioned “You don’t need to know history, just gravity”.

      The natural order of things is “feudalism” — where the few prey on the many and effectively have them as servants.

      Democracy presents a problem to them.

      So they use national debt as an attack vector.

      Corrupting easily swayed government representatives who have disproportionate trust invested in them.

      Look at Greece, Portugal or Spain. Iceland told “them” to fuck off, by the way.

      I think the true sovereignty of governments everywhere is under attack by the megacorps/bankers with some really shitty schemes to back-door hijack us.

      This is the price of governments not doing their jobs of regulating companies and instead “being their friends”.

      • CrankyGeeksFan says:

        “This is the price of governments not doing their jobs of regulating companies and instead “being their friends”.

        Great quote.

      • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

        Thanks HM—especially given how much I rag on you. Was I THAT blunt about it? You do actually have to know enough history to apply the fact that gravity is always at work? As I did retort… its just an analogy, fun to play with.

        I don’t think I or you was doing anything other than reframing Marx?–there will always be tension/competion/(gravity?) between labor and capital. Feudalism and Corporatism being very close cousins…..or just 32 ft/sec2?

        Just an analogy.

        I think government being “friendly” to business is very misleading. Is it gravity or another unavoidable trait in man==this GREED AND CORRUPTION you have your finger on?

        In a real sense, I don’t blame the corps and the politicians for merely responding to the gravity of the situation. What I truly don’t get is why/how so many of those subject to falling objects hoist these miscreants so far over their heads.

        Doesn’t make any sense–no matter how much you hate negroes, gays, and catholics.

  14. MikeN says:

    Under Obama’s budget, interest paid on national debt increases by 600 billion dollars, from this year to 2024. An extra six hundred billion dollars to be paid in ten years, just to service the new debt being called for by the President.

  15. JT Hut says:

    Something about the girl’s delivery is bothersome. She comes across as a shill. Just not sure what she’s shilling yet. Possibly being exploited for someone’s political agenda.

  16. orchidcup says:

    We are all sharecroppers working our leased land until we die.

    The situation has not changed in 100,000 years.

  17. My friend who played hockey in the early 40’s in the US has often stated that “Canadians are among the stupidest people in the world”.
    Canadians stand in line to pay taxes – they love it
    They put up with a cancer of civil servants and all their entitlements
    Canadians are very passive
    Only one day when they wake up and tell their leaders enough is enough – go away – will things get better
    If not for the US buying Alberta oil , one can not imagine.
    And now the US has Obama and no Keystone pipeline.
    Watch out.

  18. Uncle Patso says:

    Poor brainwashed kid.

    HMeyers said, in part:

    “Because the $60 billion in interest each year goes to the banks.”

    Actually, the interest goes to whoever holds the bonds. Own any government bonds? Millions of people do, not just banks or bankers. Lots of banks do as well, because they are considered a good, safe investment for their depositors’ money.

    What’s next, rants about “fractional reserve banking”?

  19. Grandpa says:

    Americans hate Canada?! Since when. During Vietnam they offered refuge to those who needed it due to political persecution. I just don’t get where you think that.

  20. Grandpa says:

    Guess we need to vote in some 12 year olds. I’m ready.

  21. jpfitz says:

    Fuck the IMF. Debt is only progress when there is capitol to back up the debt created. Banks should be limited to loaning out to the public a percentage of what solvent monies are available. And, banks should be banks, nothing more.

    Next we’ll have casinos and malls inside of banks, they seem to be popping up on almost every main street corner lot where a mom and pop business was and failed during the last ten years.

  22. George W. Shrub says:

    All your money is ours!

  23. Van says:

    Borrowing does not enslave people. Borrowing to make stupid purchases without the ability to repay that debt however does enslave. Whether you call it borrowing, leverage, buying on margin, or buying on credit, it’s all the same thing. It’s a double edged sword. If wisely and judiciously done, it can be a good thing. If not, it is a recipe for disaster. Bankers, consumers and countries pay a heavy price for stupid and aggressive borrowing.

    Do politicians pay any price for that?