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"These guys aren’t choosing between a job in auto mechanics and beheading infidels. Yeah, they're discontented, and maybe they’ve got a good reason, too. Fair enough. The thing is, there are a lot ofhard-luck cases in the world, and a lot of places on the losing side of history. But not all those places celebrate mass murder because they’re angry. See, little ]ohnny Hardluck might feel bad one day and say to his mommy, ‘Mommy, I feel so bad I'm going to cut somebody’s head off’ That could happen in Pittsburgh. We have`psychos, too.

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Quote 208

"Many pundits argue that there is a substantive difference between the Republican and Democrat Parties. There is but one difference that I can see. They are both trying to sell you dog shit. The Democrats claim that it is really organic chocolate truffle frozen yogurt which will provide you with all the vitamins and minerals you will need on a daily basis, provide an IQ boost of 50 points to your offspring and burn up to 10 lbs. of belly fat each day.

The Republicans just tell you to eat it or starve.

Either way you still end up with a belly full of shit."

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Quote 207

"In the modern economy, most money takes the form of bank deposits. But how those bank deposits are created is often misunderstood: the principal way [money is created] is through commercial banks making loans. Whenever a bank makes a loan, it simultaneously creates a matching deposit in the borrower's bank account, thereby creating new money."

— Bank of England ("Money creation in the modern economy")

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Quote 200

"What's true? What's false? In case you haven't noticed, the world has pretty much given up on the old Enlightenment idea of piecing together the truth based on observed data. Reality is too complicated and scary for that. Instead, it's way easier to ignore all data that doesn't fit your preconceptions and believe all data that does. I believe what you I believe, and you believe what you believe, and we'll agree to disagree. It's liberal tolerance meets dark age denial-ism. It's very Hip right now."

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Quote 198

"They're not protesting me, per se. Not my company, specifically. More like the world that brought my company into being. Multinational. Globalization. Capitalism. The ninety-nine percent is, I believe, their catchphrase."

"Occupy Wall Street."

"That's the one. Pretty grandiose name, if you ask me. They are not occupying Wall Street so much as a small rectangle of concrete about a thousand feet away from it."

"I think the name is symbolic."

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Quote 197

"Nobody in this country knows how to talk about class. America is like a giant manor estate where the aristocrats don't know they're aristocrats and the peasants imagine themselves undiscovered millionaires."

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Quote 192

"...that historic document had been crafted which guaranteed for all Russians freedom of conscience (Article 13), freedom of expression (Article14), freedom of assembly (Article 15), and freedom to have any of these rights revoked should they be "utilized to the detriment of the socialist revolution" (Article23)!"

-- Referring to the Russian Constitution written by the Party Congress after the Revolution

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