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Originally published on the Doomstead Diner on June 7, 2020

“Returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.


My family tree is replete with police and firemen. My great uncle was a cop. My cousins are cops. Likewise my wife's family is full of police and firemen. I suspect it's that way for most\ people; police work is so ubiquitous that most working class families have cops dangling somewhere from the family tree. So I bring to a discussion of police and police work no agenda other than that of a taxpayer, a citizen, and a pasty white man comfortable enough to be concerned for social justice, at least before cocktail time.

So it's with sadness that I beheld the events of the week and conclude that police departments in this country need a giant enema. What happened to George Floyd was bad enough; what happened to an 75-year man in Buffalo is quite another.

Video of two Buffalo, New York police officers pushing an elderly man to the ground quickly went viral late Thursday night, drawing widespread criticism. The mayor of Buffalo, Byron W. Brown, tweeted a statement saying “I was deeply disturbed by the video, as was Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood. He directed an immediate investigation into the matter, and the two officers have been suspended without pay.

(The victim was later identified as Martin Gugino, a long-time peace activist.) The ubiquity of video cameras on phones, such as that which documented the Buffalo incident, would make you think police might have some concern for better PR. These videos go viral and make it around the world while the excuses from the Police Union are putting on their pants. John Evans, the president of the Buffalo Police Benevolent Association, said, 

They were simply doing their job. I don't know how much contact was made. He did slip in my estimation. He fell backwards.

In response to the suspensions of the two most egregious offenders, 57 members of Buffalo police riot response team resigned en masse. Not a good look.

We've also seen images of white journalists being shot with rubber bullets and beaten with truncheons, and innocent white protesters manhandled by warrior cops. What black Americans have been living with for many decades, becomes newsworthy only when it happens to white people. Better late than never. The fact that police are responding to protests about police violence with even greater violence indicates an innate brutality, an imperfect strategy, and the failure to remember who they ultimately work for. In particular, who is paying the bills.


No one minimizes that police work is hard. Imagine living with the prospect that the next routine traffic stop can explode in gunplay. Imagine daily contact with drunks, the mentally disabled and violent criminals. Cops confront life-and-death situations on a regular basis. Yet if media and police unions repeat the line that "police work is dangerous," it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Do police develop an anticipatory mindset of violence when they believe that they are going into deadly battle when they head out on patrol? 

Is there no training?

Yet none of that should excuse away the snarling brutality exhibited by cops against unarmed, otherwise peaceful protesters. Ever since we were able to wink at the Eighth Amendment's prohibitions against cruel and unusual punishment to justify torture (rebranded as "enhanced interrogation" ), we have forgotten who we were and what we once stood for.


As I noted last week, police are the occupation army of capital. Their job is to protect property and wealth. Regardless of what you think, the Supreme Court has held that police are under no obligation whatsoever to "protect and serve"  you. Occupation armies quite justifiably view a subject citizenry as hostile. We learn, for example, that the vast majority of city police in Minneapolis live in the suburbs. This is common among most city workers. But it means cops do not view the people they are patrolling as neighbors. Imagine the change in outcomes if they did. 

Consider the following headlines from US papers just this past week:

Buffalo cops expected to face charges for shoving elderly protester

June 6, 2020 | 10:33am  The officers are anticipated in court Saturday, according to sources cited by a local NBC affiliate. Their colleagues from the department’s Emergency Response Team are expected to escort them inside…

Riot police clear protesters with tear gas for Trump’s church photo op, drawing outrage

JUN 02, 2020|12:39 AM  Riot police in Washington, D.C., used tear gas to clear protesters from a park near the White House as President Trump vowed to crack down on the demonstrations. Around 6:30 p.m., a half hour before the city’s 7 p.m. curfew, police used tear gas, rubber bullets, shields and horses to force protesters out of Lafayette Park…

Protests about police brutality are met with wave of police brutality across US

June 6, 2020  Use teargas, batons, pepper spray, fists, feet and vehicles against protesters sparks lawsuits and international condemnation

Buffalo mayor blasts elderly protester shoved by cops

June 6, 2020 | 8:25am  The elderly Buffalo protester knocked to the ground by cops in a viral video that has become an international symbol of police brutality was an “agitator” who was “trying to…

75-year-old Buffalo man pushed by cops described as 'gentle person'

June 5, 2020 | 5:52pm Martin Gugino — the 75-year-old man who was shoved to the ground by Buffalo police in a video seen by millions — is a long-time peace activist and “gentle person,”…

Entire police team resigns in solidarity with cops who shoved elderly man

June 5, 2020 | 3:56pm The entire Buffalo police Emergency Response Team has resigned following the suspension of two officers who were caught on video shoving a 75-year-old protester to the pavement, according to reports…

Black Tacoma man who died in police custody screamed 'I can't breathe': lawyer

June 6, 2020 | 9:20am  A 33-year-old black man who died in police custody in Tacoma, Washington, screamed “I can’t breathe” on dispatcher audio, a lawyer for the man’s family said. Marcus Ellis was apprehended…

Breonna Taylor remembered by NYC mourners on what would be her 27th birthday

June 5, 2020 | 10:42pm  Anti-police brutality protesters in New York City paid their respects on Friday to Breonna Taylor, a black EMT who was fatally shot by cops in her home in Kentucky home…

Minneapolis bans police chokeholds in wake of George Floyd death

June 5, 2020 | 1:41pm  Negotiators for the city of Minneapolis have agreed with the state to ban the use of chokeholds by police and to require police to report and intervene anytime they see…

DC mayor has 'Black Lives Matter' painted on street leading to White House

June 5, 2020 | 1:40pm  Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday had “Black Lives Matter” painted in large yellow letters on the street that leads to the White House, and also designated the square…

Kansas City announces police reform amid George Floyd protests

June 5, 2020 | 3:43am  KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City is reforming police procedures after criticism from black organizations about police conduct during nearly a week of protests as well as long-standing tension between…

Minneapolis City Council members pledge to 'dismantle' police department

June 4, 2020 | 11:31pm   Members of the Minneapolis City Council pledged to “dismantle” the city’s police department in the wake of worldwide protests over the killing of George Floyd. Council President Lisa Bender joined…

NYPD officers appear to beat passing cyclist with batons: video

June 4, 2020 | 9:50am  Three NYPD officers were caught on video apparently beating a cyclist with their batons. One of the officers is seen whacking the cyclist as he peddles across an intersection, with…

City Council secures veto-proof majority for bill criminalizing police chokeholds

June 4, 2020 | 1:39am  The City Council has secured a veto-proof majority for legislation to criminalize NYPD chokeholds, Speaker Corey Johnson said Wednesday. With 35 Council members supporting the bill, it can become law over…

Protesters take a knee at Trump Hotel and Trump Tower ahead of NYC curfew

June 2, 2020 | 8:39pm  A mass of anti-police brutality protesters gathered in front of Trump International Hotel ahead of Tuesday’s 8 p.m. curfew, as demonstrations continued to rage across the city for a sixth…

George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter appears next to weeping mom

June 2, 2020 | 7:08pm  George Floyd’s 6-year-old daughter stood next to her weeping mom at a press conference Tuesday as the woman recalled how Floyd moved to Minnesota to help support them — and…

Six Atlanta cops charged in excessive force arrest of two students

June 2, 2020 | 3:06pm  Body camera footage shows the officers breaking the windows of a car and yanking the students, Taniyah Pilgrim, 20, and Messiah Young, 22, out Saturday night as they were riding…

Cop suspended for shoving kneeling George Floyd protester

June 2, 2020 | 1:09pm  A Fort Lauderdale cop has been suspended after he was caught on video shoving a kneeling protester during a George Floyd demonstration Sunday, according to a report. 

The Police Are Targeting Protest Medics

June 5– As people take to the streets to protest racism and police violence against Black Americans after a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd last week ― it doesn’t matter who you are or why you’re there: The cops will take you out.

Police targeting journalists during protests is an assault on the First Amendment

June 4- It’s not unusual for politicians and candidates for office to express their fervent and unwavering support for the Second Amendment. Now would be an ideal time for them to show the same allegiance to the First Amendment and its guarantee of a free press.

Neighbors usually don't do these things to neighbors. One wonders how much of the brutality we see comes from the infiltration of law enforcement agencies by white supremacists, members of the alt right and neofascists. These groups maintain an active presence in U.S. police departments and other law enforcement agencies. 

The FBI Counterterrorism Policy Guide from April 2015, obtained by The Intercept. The guide, which details the process by which the FBI enters individuals on a terrorism watchlist, the Known or Suspected Terrorist File, notes that “domestic terrorism investigations focused on militia extremists, white supremacist extremists, and sovereign citizen extremists often have identified active links to law enforcement officers,” and explains in some detail how bureau policies have been crafted to take this infiltration into account.

We saw in Charlottesville how state police and others stood aside while armed Klansmen and Nazis ran amok, resulting in injuries to antifascist protests and the death of one woman, Heather Heyer, run over by a Nazi from Ohio. (This was the episode that led to Trump's infamous refusal to disavow Nazis, proclaiming that there were "good people on both sides.")


"When the looting starts, the shooting starts." 

–Miami police Chief Walter Headley, 1968, tweeted by Trump May 29 

Trump's effusions of "treat 'em rough," and "Dominance!" all contribute to an atmosphere that lends itself to brutality. Law-enforcement officers know that they no longer have Obama and Holder looking over their shoulders; Now it's Trump and Barr, and they are free to indulge their darkest impulses. As recently as five years ago, the police were afraid of being filmed, having their images captured, with the potential to be identified. No more. Now it seems having brutality captured on video is a badge of honor. Virality, bitchez…

Little surprise that if cops know that state-sanctioned violence is permissible, state-sanctioned violence is what we'll get. The murder of Ahmaud Arbery was a clear a case of vigilantism as we are likely to see. The only thing missing were the robes and hoods. 

American authoritarianism is going to be rooted in racist violence. The Compromise of 1877, which ended a tie vote in the Electoral College and Rutherford Hayes becoming President, was conditioned upon the withdrawal of Federal troops from the south. This ended Reconstruction, as well as the vision for a unified country. It also reinvigorated the KKK, and birthed Jim Crow.

Racism received a booster shot when Woodrow Wilson screened "Birth of a Nation" at the White House in 1915. The D.W. Griffith film glorified the Klan and told a false story about race relations in the South, with the aim "to revolutionize Northern audiences that would transform every man into a Southern partisan for life." "Birth of a Nation" built upon the existing myth of The Lost Cause promulgated by Confederate propagandist E.A. Pollard, a fictional re-writing of history that endorsed the supposed virtues of the antebellum South, viewing the Civil War as a struggle primarily to save the Southern way of life, or to defend "states' rights", in the face of overwhelming "Northern aggression." Ignoring the abject treason of the slavers.

Racist policing has a long and ignoble pedigree, and now it has been given new life by the most openly racist president since Wilson.


The First Amendment is visibly under assault. Dozens of reports from around the country this week have shown journalists getting shot at, manhandled, abused and arrested by police officers, even after identifying themselves as journalists. We saw a CNN journalist arrested live on national TV while filing a report. Coming soon, a further assault on freedom of assembly, complete with truncheons wielded upon peaceful, defenseless protesters.

This is the sort of behavior we are used to seeing from Egypt, Brazil, Kenya or Paraguay, not the US. But the non-lethal techniques we've tested abroad have come home. And are paid for with our tax dollars.

We've seen an increasingly weak and desperate president label antifa as a "terrorist group" as he ramps up the tough-guy rhetoric. All in service to a sort of illusory "patriotism," which is simply rabid nationalism in drag. Trump wraps himself in the flag, and raises a bible as a worship object. Flag worship raises armies, after all. And military veterans often muster out and join the police. 

Next time we will review why it is so difficult to prosecute cops– the concept of "qualified immunity," which some are trying to end. And how we might effect change: Cut the rot at the root, go after the funding, And watch the weed wither and die. As always, follow the money.


banksy 07-flower-thrower-wallpaperSurly1 is an administrator and contributing author to Doomstead Diner. He is the author of numerous rants, screeds and spittle-flecked invective here and elsewhere. He lives a quiet domestic existence in Southeastern Virginia with his wife Contrary. Descended from a long line of people to whom one could never tell anything, all opinions are his and his alone.

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Well, now I am backed up 2 deep on Sunday Brunch articles getting pushed back because of breaking current events.  I have articles intended to be published over the last 2 weeks on the European Union History and on the Collapse of the Education system, but both are going on ice again now because of the Cop Massacre in Dallas.

Now, this event should not be a surprise to anyone who has followed the Newz over the last few years, from the Trayvon Martin killing through Ferguson and Baltimore.  There is a whole website now devoted to the subject of Killed by Cop, compiling statistics on the number of people who are killed by cops each year which as you might expect is heavily weighted toward black people.

Many reasons for that racial divide in statistics.  In the FSoA, Blacks are the long term underclass, beginning with slavery of course.  The Civil War and Honest Abe Lincoln "Emancipated" them and tossed them out legislative "Freedom", but that didn't translate into reality too well for them.  The post Civil War years saw segregation and the same good jobs available to whites were not available to blacks.  They moved to cities during the Industrialization of the post Civil War years, and they got the scut work of the society at the lowest wages.  Their underclass status persisted under this economic system.

Police-BadgeThe underclass of any society always has more systemic violence ongoing than the upper classes.  They are always at the edge, in an existential battle for survival.  Often the only opportunities for them are in illegal enterprises, drug dealing, gambling and prostitution.  They form gangs for self-protection and to try to capture territory from rival gangs.  For the upper classes, they hire Police Forces to try and keep this violence from leaving the community of Black People and disturbing the Wa of White People.  In almost all of the places where you have this simmering warfare ongoing you get the locals shooting each other and cops shooting the locals, and occassionally as in the case of Dallas, locals shooting the cops.  That has not occurred that often in the past, but if you go by the last couple of days, it seems more likely to occur in the future.

The end of the Civil War and the end of Slavery did not bring equality to Black People by any stretch of the imagination, serious inequality persisted right through WWI & WWII.  When the World Wars came, they were Free to be conscripted into those Wars just as Whites were.  That is the Freedom they got. The freedom to Die for their Country, generally in segregated units at the time which were often sacrificial lambs in any battle.

In the post WWII period during the vast expansion of the Consumer Economy, Blacks were left seriously behind, and then in the 1950s and 1960s that all blew up pretty magnificently, with a Million Blacks Marching on Washington behind the voice of Martin Luther King.  They won this battle of the time, and they got Lyndon Baines Johnson to sign off on the "Great Society", a welfare and equal rights bill designed to bring them to equality with whites.  It worked for a while too, while the credit and money flowed fast and furious and there was enough money around for EVERYTHING, including a massively money losing proposition like the Vietnam War.

Sadly however, just dishing out welfare payments and food stamps and providing section 8 housing to the underclass is not exactly bringing equality in here.  They still lived in Ghettos with poor education and a lot of internal violence ongoing all the time.  Yes, a few of them got catapulted to the head of the class through Affirmative Action, which pissed off a lot of better "qualified" white applicants to various Universities, but even that was just a Drop in the Bucket compared to the actual population size you are considering here.  So the underclass kept GROWING, and the costs to keep their Welfare Checks and SNAP cards filled up keeps growing too!

Meanwhile in the white working class, their taxes keep going up and their paychecks keep going down.  They are not too happy about supporting the Black underclass, even though a lot more of their tax money goes to supporting the Wars and the .01% running the show here.  So now you got not only a racial divide but an economic one as well, and as the credit runs thin to keep everyone happy EXCEPT the .01%, you have a tinderbox just ready to BLOW.

It has been building now and escalating rapidly for the last 2 years, although if you were perceptive enough you probably saw the germs of this years ago. The violence has been on a steady increase in all these comunities, and for the mostly White cops, they feel like they are in a War Zone every day on the job.  It doesn't help that the type of personality attracted to this job is generally a control freak who enjoys the sense of power he has and carrying a gun.

For the Blacks, they are just fucking TIRED of being stomped on on a daily basis and seeing one after another of their brothers gunned down with absolutely ZERO accountability far as the cops are concerned. About the WORST thing that happens to a cop in a shooting incident and investigation is he gets a slap on the wrist and loses his job.  They virtually never get prison time, and NEVER get the Death Penalty.  OTOH, a Black person who shoots a cop will DEFINITELY get prison time and most likely the Death Penalty too!  So there is once again a serious inequality in consequences for what essentially are the same actions between the White Cops on the one hand, and the Black Citizens on the other.  This doesn't sit well with the blacks, so they are now ready to STRIKE OUT.

The first indication of this readiness came in Ferguson, and then it came again in Baltimore.  None of the underlying problems were addressed, and as usual none of the cops involved in the killings got anything more than a slap on the wrist.  No Retribution, no admission of guilt, nada.

Then, in the last few days you get not one but TWO instances of exactly the same thing.  Two black men mowed down by white cops.  The circumstances were different, in one case the dead black guy might have been a pot seller rather than a CD seller and in the other the dead black guy was carrying a legal pistol that he had license for, but in both cases the black guy ended up DEAD! As usual.

So everyone is SAD about this, and the Demonstrations come up again.  But some folks are more than just SAD, they are ANGRY.  They want some PAYBACK for this shit, and it is not coming from the Judicial System.  They also have access to GUNZ like all Amerikans do, whether you are a good upstanding citizen who goes about getting one legally or a less than upstanding one who buys the weapon out of the trunk of a Ford Escort.

So now what you got is a cohort of individual "psychos" not related to each other, not in contact with each other, not creating a "conspiracy" cell of people, but enough of them out there at any given time that it becomes almost certain that in any large demonstration one of them will POP UP and do a shoot-em-up.  Such was Orlando of course.

The main difference between Orlando and Dallas were the Bullet Targets.  In Orlando it was Gays at a Nightclub.  Overall, not a lot of sympathy in Amerikans for either Gays or Nightclub Rats.  The targeting of COPS though raises much more besides just eyebrows.  Cops are supposed to be the enforcers of Justice, so if your target is cops and not queers, you're not attacking sexual preference what you are attacking is the Justice system itself.  Amerikans for the most part have a lot of FAITH in Cops.  They are just Civil Servants trying to survive their shift, right?  People NEED Cops in this society, if your house gets robbed or your child gets raped, who else will you call to get some Justice here?  So the BELIEF structure is very strong that Cops are there to Protect & Serve the Good People and capture and punish the Bad People.  Sadly, this is not how it actually works in practice.

Police really are mainly an enforcement arm for the property owners in the society and as such have a heavy bias against the underclass, pretty much regardless of race but in the FSoA most of the underclass is Black, so it is basically synonymous.  If you went to France, the bias would be against Muslims, often not Black but rather of Caucasian Middle East extraction.  If you went to China, it would be against Ughurs, since the Police are defending the Han, and mostly are selected from Han Chinese.

So what can we expect here as time goes by?  Well quite obviously, there are more and more terrifically unhappy people in the society, and most of them are members of the underclass in their given societies.  More of them each day become so upset at what they see around them and their own experience they become more willing to take extreme actions.  As of yet in the FSoA, there does not appear to be any coordinated action amongst these people, they are all individual "Psychos".  Trying to create any type of organized group is very difficult withour it becoming infiltrated, as soon as you go public in any way you will be tracked on the net.  So what you get from this are Lone Wolves, afraid to talk to anyone about their plans for mayhem to anyone else. Long as said LWs ar rare, not too big a problem, but if they become common, BIG PROBLEM.

Imagine the RNC with a HUGE demonstration by Black Lives Matter against the Trump Libertaritards.  Said demonstration is a STRANGE ATTRACTOR for innumerable "psychos" with Gunz.  They do not need to be working together, there does not need to be a conspiracy, they just all need to be in the same general location at the same time, and all HELL breaks loose when the live ammo starts flying.

The conventions next month look ripe now for this type of violence to assert itself.  How exactly TPTB will squash it remains an open question, dependent on how big the Numbers are out on the street.

My best WAG is the RNC amd DNC will be melees that make the conventions in 1968 look like a Sunday Picnic.

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1- You have the Right to be indefinitely detained in an undisclosed location of our choosing

2- You have the Right to remain silent while we beat the shit out of you.

3- You have the Right to an Attorney, if you can afford one.  If you cannot afford one, the Court will appoint a newly graduated Lawyer from Hacks, Dimwits & Shysters to represent you, if he can find your file under the other 400 he has on his docket.

4- Anything you say can and will be manipulated by our Audio Geeks in the IT Department to say WTF we want it to say no matter what you actually do say.

5- You have the Right to be a Debt Slave, pay Taxes and Vote for the Candidates we choose.

6- You have the Right to read, watch and listen to the Propaganda we pitch out at you every day.

7- You have the Right to drink the waste water from the Fracking company in your neighborhood.

8- You have the Right to enlist in the Military and go over to Afghanistan to make sure our Pipeline goes through.

9- You have the Right to send your kids to substandard schools with underpaid teachers unless you can afford really expensive Private Schools

10- In case we forgot anything, you also have the Right to be FUCKED any other way we can think of.

 

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…Looks like I spoke a little too soon about the Ferguson Riots calming down. Practically minutes after I published, Ferguson erupted AGAIN.

This time, instead of rolling out the tanks and rpg smoke bombs and tear gas, the Gestapo backed off and let the looters ransack at will.

Now, riots themselves are not amusing, but what is really amusing is reading the commentary on Libertarian type blogs like The Burning Platform.

When the first reports and pics came out with the Gestapo in full riot gear rolling into Ferguson in Tanks wearing enough Body Armour to stop a Depleted Uranium Full Metal Jacket Armor Piercing .50 Cal BMG slug, the commentariat (and bloggers of many stripes) all went ballistic themselves about our expanding Police State and Loss of Freedoms, Militarization of the Police, etc.

In round two of the Libertarian Kabuki Theater, as the Gestapo withdraws and lets the Looters Gone Wild show roll into high gear, the SAME folks are back out there asking “Where are the fucking Cops? Why don’t they get out there and start shooting these criminals?” LOL…

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The Great Pause Week 16: Cash Bounties for Scalps"The word “redskin” has been coined to refer to these trophies."Paris, June 15, 1756. Anti [...]

The Great Pause Week 15: Pirata"The white gull can bank steeply, climb, dive, and even invert, but it lacks by a large margin [...]

"The blow felt by a globalized, just-in-time, cheap-energy driven, modern consumer economy will [...]

"There are ten million times more viruses on Earth than there are stars in our universe."H [...]

The Great Pause Week 11: Son of a Lab Rat"Humans, by and large, seem unshakable in their beliefs that skin color, religious affiliation, [...]

The folks at Windward have been doing great work at living sustainably for many years now.  Part of [...]

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What extinction crisis? Believe it or not, there are still climate science deniers out there. And th [...]

My new book, Abolish Oil Now, will talk about why the climate movement has failed and what we can do [...]

A new climate protest movement out of the UK has taken Europe by storm and made governments sit down [...]

The success of Apollo 11 flipped the American public from skeptics to fans. The climate movement nee [...]

Today's movement to abolish fossil fuels can learn from two different paths that the British an [...]

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In reply to Tim Groves. I take your points Tom I agree that they have wrecked their own country and [...]

In reply to JMS. >> It’s not easy to see what the world will look like in say July 2021. I thi [...]

In reply to Harry McGibbs. "...gold still retains its glitter and was still lingering at near a [...]

In reply to Minority Of One. The first part of the video talks about the floods and other natural di [...]

In reply to May Hem. Better education, with Victorian ideas of discipline, is likely to generate mor [...]

I don't get it. For years this blogger and others like Martenson have been on about the fragili [...]

In reply to steve from virginia. This Brookings webinar goes over some of the ground discussed here [...]

In reply to Ken Barrows. Everything is bullish! [...]

Also, it's very possible we could send the virus packing if everybody would just wear a face-ma [...]

The crux of the problem is that what Chris Martenson has christened the "Honey Badger Virus [...]

RE Economics

Going Cashless

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Simplifying the Final Countdown

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Bond Market Collapse and the Banning of Cash

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Do Central Bankers Recognize there is NO GROWTH?

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Singularity of the Dollar

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Kurrency Kollapse: To Print or Not To Print?

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SWISSIE CAPITULATION!

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Of Heat Sinks & Debt Sinks: A Thermodynamic View of Money

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Merry Doomy Christmas

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Peak Customers: The Final Liquidation Sale

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