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Feb 2, 2015 - 9:59am


Just like the Seahawks

Feb 2, 2015 - 10:00am

Ha ! Great stuff, Pining!

Ha! Great stuff, Pining! And - right there below the news of Exxon's horrid earnings (Must be real).

And Turd tried to trick us into thinking he was in Vegas. Right Turd - we know you have a wicked singing voice.

Feb 2, 2015 - 10:03am


Over - da -Top

You da Best

Feb 2, 2015 - 10:27am


You had me before I read it, shows you what I think of the group mentality.

Satire is my favorite way of skewering TPTB

Keep it up


Ned Braden
Feb 2, 2015 - 10:35am

Man, I needed this..

Specially after last night. Superb work again, Pining!

Feb 2, 2015 - 10:51am


I can only imagine the delight you experienced in putting this together!

And it is clearly a most contagious delight! Thank you, Pining...

Feb 2, 2015 - 10:54am

Perfect representation


I'm glad that you thought of me first as someone that is willing/able/capable of rioting.

And that is totally some shit that I would say minus 100 f words.


Feb 2, 2015 - 11:00am



Feb 2, 2015 - 11:15am

Central Banks Now Hate Cash:

Central Banks Now Hate Cash: Michael Shaoul

Feb. 2 -- Michael Shaoul, chairman & chief executive officer at Marketfield Asset management, discusses the impact of global central bank actions and looks at the state of the gold and bond markets.

4 min video:

Feb 2, 2015 - 11:26am

Bloody Hell

You had me going for minute. Headline really got me till I seen Turds name mentioned as a band member. LMAO Keep Stacking

Mr. Fix
Feb 2, 2015 - 11:56am

Laughing out loud,

Thanks Pining, you made my day. smiley

Can't Happen Here
Feb 2, 2015 - 12:02pm

What about the wimminz?

I wonder ... who's waiting at home for those outlaws??

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:04pm

Thanks Pining!

You made my day, Pining! As a newbie here, may I ask who that third motley character is on bass?

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:09pm


LOL, thanks for the satire, standing ovation....well done...

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:20pm


Actually, that is just the crazy dude from the original photo- nobody famous in the precious metals world! He looked so good I just had to leave him in there.

Just for posterity, here is a better quality copy of the original photograph used in the "Big Fat Stacks Tour" promotional posters.

Word is that this tour has been a smashing success for Golden Silver Rebels, since they insisted on being paid in ounces not dollars, and signed the contract when gold was $1146 an ounce. If these guys can stay out of jail, they will be raking it in!

P.S. The above also indicates a new addition to the many hairstyles of NNL.

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:28pm

Great stuff. I hear Jim

Great stuff. I hear Jim Willie will stand in sometimes on the harmonica.

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:31pm


Great stuff, as always, Pining! You're a master =)

You had me until I read their Website's motto - then I had to re-read the beginning - hehe! Then of course I saw Turd in the pic - looks like he picked that outfit up in a Vegas pawn shop.

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:32pm
Verus nemo
Feb 2, 2015 - 12:44pm

Pining, you are such a valuable member here!

Laughter is so very necessary as the world grows ever more divorced from reality; your talent to bring us all some levity is greatly appreciated, sir! 100 h/t if it were possible.

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:54pm

A great laugh

Very funny. I love parody and satire and yours is second to none. I bought it hook line and sinker until I noticed Turd's hat and his name below the pic... But the article got funnier as it progresseed!

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:58pm

Why the Irish political elite is terrified of Syriza

The Irish political elite is deeply invested in an essentially religious narrative: Ireland sinned, Ireland confessed, Ireland did penance, Ireland has been forgiven, Ireland will be rewarded. If Syriza's strategy in Greece succeeds, this will be exposed as a folly.

Syriza’s victory in the Greek elections poses a profound challenge to the Irish governing class — does it keep insisting that Ireland has no common cause to make with Syriza or does it acknowledge that Europe is divided between the creditors and the debtors and that Ireland is firmly in the latter camp?

It is true, of course, that at many levels Ireland and Greece are not especially similar. Ireland entered the crisis with very low levels of public debt. The Irish economy has been much more deeply integrated into the global system — Ireland has survived the crash in part because of its close ties to the US and British economies where austerity has been limited. The Irish political system has deeper roots in caution and conservatism. Unemployment in Ireland, especially youth unemployment, has been somewhat limited by the relative ease with which Irish people can emigrate to English-speaking countries like Australia and Canada — a significant factor in reducing the scope for protest. While Irish systems of governance (regulation, corruption, tax collection) proved to be catastrophically bad, they were, for many reasons, easier to reform (at least on the surface) than their Greek equivalents.

Yet these differences, important as they are, cannot obscure one overwhelming commonality of interest: debt. The four biggest public debtors in the Eurozone are Greece, Portugal, Italy and Ireland. The policy of socialising the liabilities of rogue private banks and the economic consequences of taking about 30 billion euro out of the economy in spending cuts and tax rises added about 160 billion to Irish public debt. At the end of 2014, the national debt was 203 billion euro — 111 per cent of GDP. (Since GDP is artificially inflated by the practices of Irish-based multinationals, even this somewhat understates the scale of the problem.) The servicing of this debt is a huge burden on a much-reduced exchequer. The total annual take in income tax for Ireland is around 18 billion euro. Interest on public debt takes around 8 billion of this. Debt service currently costs as much as the running of Ireland’s entire education system. As a percentage of GDP, Ireland’s debt service costs are actually higher than Greece’s.

Feb 2, 2015 - 12:59pm

This country has just canceled poor people's debt

Some of Croatia's poorest citizens will be offered a "fresh start" on Monday when the eastern European country's government cancels their debt in an attempt to kickstart the economy.

The large and unprecedented measure was endorsed by Croatia's left-wing government on January 15. Under the measure, citizens earning no more than 1,250 kuna ($184) a month, rent their property and are unable to pay off their debts will have liabilities worth up to 35,000 kuna ($5,146) wiped off. Power companies, banks, loan companies and telecom operators are included in the scheme.

Officials have stated that some 60,000 citizens will be covered by the plan, with the former-Yugoslav nation having an entire population of 4.4 million. An estimate from news agency Reuters said that the program could cost creditors as much as 2.1 billion kuna ($309 million).

Feb 2, 2015 - 1:10pm

Shame on you Pining

That's Lemmy from Motorhead.

Motörhead - Ace Of Spades

Only 11.5 million views.

Cracking article btw. Is it true?

clodia Pining 4 the Fjords
Feb 2, 2015 - 1:17pm


You just made my week, thanks Pining. I hate to find out what NNL's drummer-look is implying.

Feb 2, 2015 - 1:52pm


You really had me until I saw the hat. Fabulous job.

Feb 2, 2015 - 2:17pm

They'll be demanding monopoly money goes back in soon...

France is celebrating Monopoly by selling sets with real money

Saint-Avold (France) (AFP) - There can't be a Monopoly fan in the world who has not dreamed of one day playing a round with real money.

Now, for the 80th anniversary of the game's first appearance in France, manufacturers are providing exactly that -- at least for 80 lucky buyers.

Only one set will land the major jackpot, in which every game note is replaced by real money -- for a total windfall of 20,580 euros ($23,268).

In addition, 10 sets will contain five real 20-euro notes, two 50-euro notes and one 100-euro note.

A lesser prize can be scooped in 69 sets, which will have five 10-euro notes and five 20-euro notes.

"We wanted to do something unique," said Florence Gaillard, brand manager at Hasbro France, which rolled out the prize sets from Monday.

"When we asked our French customers, they told us they wanted to find real money in their Monopoly boxes," she added.

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Feb 2, 2015 - 2:24pm

Great Job Pining!

But then what else would we expect from you. Thanks for another light look at our heroes.

Feb 2, 2015 - 2:44pm

Excellent Job

The title on the main page gave it away for me but I didn't expect to see a photocopy job from a downloaded website image, nice touch.

Feb 2, 2015 - 4:58pm
Feb 3, 2015 - 8:10am

@ deaconben

Just ONCE I would sure love someone to cancel all my debt.

Oh wait. It was exquisitely done once.

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