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100,000 Protesting In Athens Right Now

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The first confirmation of protests expected to sweep across Europe tonight from Greece to Spain, France and Italy comes from Syntagma square where up to 100,000 people are protesting at this moment. Ekathimerini reports: "Greeks inspired by the Spanish “Indignant” or “Indignados” movement held
their largest protest so far in Athens on Sunday, which some estimates
put as high as 100,000 people, although a more accurate assesment seemed
to be that those taking part exceeded 30,000. No official figure was given for the number of people packing into
Syntagma Square in front of Parliament but it was clear that the protest
was by far the largest since the movement began on Wednesday." For now the Greek protest is peaceful, but with the US on vacation, and the EURUSD about to be very volatile, we urge readers to follow the real time update at the following live webcast.

(the feed may be down due to a surge in traffic, we are looking for alternative feeds)

More from Ekathimerini:

Then, some 20,000 people were thought to have taken to the streets of the capital but it was clear that on Sunday, the numbers were much larger. The protest remained peaceful, as people sang, chanted slogans against the country’s politicians and austerity measures and aimed gestures at Parliament.

Greece’s deputy Prime Minister Theodoros Pangalos had earlier dismissed the significance of the country’s ‘Indignant’ movement.

“It is a movement without an ideology or organization, which bases itself on only one feeling, that of rage,” Pangalos told Ethnos newspaper.

Greece’s version of the ‘Indignant’ movement, protesting austerity measures and demanding that politicians are more in tune with citizens’ needs, has led to thousands of people protesting in front or Parliament in Athens, as well as in other cities, every day since Wednesday. Some have started camping out overnight as well.

On Sunday, similar protests were due to be held in other European countries, including Spain, France and Italy.

Famed Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis gave his public backing to the protesters and called for “the government of shame” to go along with “the politicians for destroying, plundering and subjugating Greece.”

The protesters also found an unlikely ally in Thessaloniki’s conservative bishop, Anthimos.

An MEP representing the centrist Democratic Alliance party, Theodoros Skylakakis said that the protesters would have to affect the political process if they want to have a real impact.

“These people have to become politicized and develop a greater political realization,” he told Skai TV. “They have to progress from “this is what I don’t like” to “this is what I like”.”

Organizers posted a message on their Facebook page on Saturday calling for the messages of the protest to become more specific. Suggestions included demands for the International Monetary Fund to leave Greece, for Parliamentary immunity to be lifted and for audit commission to be set up to establish how the country’s debt was amassed.

A "commission to establish how the country's debt was amassed"... and the commission is to be funded with more debt issuance.

Pure insanity.

 

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Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:40 | 1321059 Sudden Debt
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Just imagine... you stood there with a hot dog stand... fully supplied...

YOU COULD MAKE A FORTUNE!!

 

I bet none of those crazy Greeks though about that one! NO WONDER THEY'RE BANKRUPT!

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:42 | 1321062 frippy
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A gyro stand would be more better.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:46 | 1321086 knukles
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Ouzo and baclava

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:06 | 1321126 Manthong
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Mythos and souvlakia.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:08 | 1321130 navy62802
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+1

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:59 | 1321252 disabledvet
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+Euclid!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:27 | 1321309 Ahmeexnal
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Weed.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 19:42 | 1321429 ADirtyChapCalle...
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^ Nectar of the Godz, bitchezzzz.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 21:08 | 1321547 BlackholeDivestment
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...think I saw a needle with some hompium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0t0EW6z8a0&feature=related

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 21:40 | 1321597 Hook Line and S...
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Don 't know how to spell it on my keyboard, but 'ta matia su theka tercera'

This means you need to watch out what coming, 14 eyes for the f'n ovree.

If you don't you might as well, malaka su!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 21:53 | 1321626 BigJim
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Uzi & balaclava?

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 00:58 | 1321873 navy62802
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Touche

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:56 | 1321100 Ben Probanke
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A molotov stand.. even better

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:33 | 1321197 Mr Pinnion
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A cash for gold stand maybe?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:51 | 1321235 Problem Is
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Euro for Silver Drachma stand...

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 00:22 | 1321841 FEDbuster
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Cheap white dinner plates to toss at the cops, Ouppah!!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 00:56 | 1321875 navy62802
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Ouppah!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:29 | 1321180 Id fight Gandhi
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Until they decided to just take the food or turn anger on the hot dog guy.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 07:12 | 1322108 Bob
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That seems to be the fearful assumption--that it's just mob action.  There's the Prime Minister calling it just mindless "rage."  Yet rage against the government and TPTB is hardly a mindless position to take.  I'm guessing that the common man has little to fear--people seem to know very well who the enemy is. 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:45 | 1321222 monopoly
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Would you please explain to me why you are junking Sudden Debt for his humor. It is true. The Greeks do little to sustain their country, this might help.

And gold being crushed tonight. Where are you people from? Some strange posts around here.

To me, just one more piece of this 1,000 piece puzzle fits into place.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:05 | 1321265 Shredd the FED
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He or She calls Greeks "crazy... NO WONDER THEY'RE BANKRUPT!" ...  US is in the same situation "BANKRUPT" and crazy if you will... And when this news officialy hits the media, how many of you will hit the streets and Washington??? We will se who are more patriotic Greeks, or Americans...

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:44 | 1321347 Vic Vinegar
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FYI: After news of the US bankruptcy 'officially hits the media', those who take it to the streets would best be described as idiots, not patriots.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 04:34 | 1322018 Chicken_Little
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Vic, my exact feelings. When Washington DC is flooded with angry people, it won't be the right people advocating personal responsibility and a return to what the founding fathers set up. Instead it'll be the masses who got their government goodies cut off and they won't leave until someone is put in charge that promises to give them back. So I'm afraid we are headed to become another Argentina.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:41 | 1321335 Stormdancer
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Right now gold is down a whole $1.32.  Nine one-hundredths of one percent.  Your definition of "crushed" certainly doesn't jibe with mine.

Strange posts indeed!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:46 | 1321512 SilverDOG
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Monopoly,

And who(people of) sustains their country comparatively speaking?

Have you even been there?

1,000 pieces, are the distractions you have fabricated.

 

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:48 | 1321238 MacedonianGlory
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SD

At Syntagma Sq. are a lot of souvlaki stands but Socialists ate all the money.

 

http://www.antinews.gr/2011/05/30/103456/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medi...

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:07 | 1321273 walcott
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that's who they'd probably beat up.

 

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 00:32 | 1321851 FEDbuster
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Not to be outdone by Spainish, Greek or other euro jack boots, here is a video of D.C.'s finest busting up a Soul Train protest at the Jefferson Memorial.  Que up the old Leo Sayer song, "You make me feel like dancing" and enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jUU3yCy3uI&feature=player_embedded

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 07:01 | 1322109 Bob
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OMG.  This would never happen in Europe.  Incredible. 

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 07:45 | 1322132 FEDbuster
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They are going to dance again this coming Saturday, I am interested to see if the number of dancers grows.  The irony is it's at Thomas Jefferson's Memorial that this beat down by police is taking place for people "dancing". 

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 07:49 | 1322136 Bob
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Wish I didn't have to work next weekend.  I'll do whatever I can to promote it.  This shit must not stand.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 10:53 | 1322384 SilverDosed
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I can only hope it grows. What DC has done with their "right to peaceably assemble" but only in certain areas is laughable. The fact that they can take you to jail at any time if you dont live within 50 miles from DC and hold you for longer than one night on no charges is scary. The fact that most 'merikans actually support this kind of police state is terrifying. At least syrian protesters are allowed to dance while our US corporate owned "security forces" shoot at them.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 11:03 | 1322417 tip e. canoe
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calls one to consider the "legal" possibility that DC is not within the jurisdiction of the Constitution.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 11:07 | 1322154 tip e. canoe
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see the choke hold on Kokesh?   notice how he consciously did not resist arrest?   remember the scene in FC when Tyler let the landlord beat the shit out of him?

brilliant tactics, absolutely brilliant.   hearts & minds baby.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6UyiaR1PDhQ&feature=related

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 13:38 | 1322789 FEDbuster
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Kokesh is a former marine and Iraq war vet, I think he could have resisted the entire crew of D.C. jackboots had he wanted to.  I sure hope this "dance club" protest continues to grow, if I was closer I would "put on my dancin' shoes".  Perhaps they should wear red, white and blue tutus next week?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:18 | 1321485 Rider
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+2

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:38 | 1321061 Ben Probanke
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thanks, what would we do without zerohedge?

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 00:58 | 1321878 navy62802
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Speaking of which ... I haven't seen any reporting of these protests in any other media source (mainstream at least). But they don't surprise me ... Greek protests have been going on since I was there in March. And they've only continued to grow.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 03:35 | 1321995 dolly madison
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Yeah, no coverage of this or the Spanish protests that are happening this week too.  I think they don't want us to see this.  It might give people ideas.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:39 | 1321065 Mongo
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Collapse bitchez!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:47 | 1321087 Mae Kadoodie
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Let them eat Feta!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:41 | 1321070 disabledvet
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I thought labor day wasn't until September.  We've already had May Day.  Are you sure it isn't just Sting coming to town?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:32 | 1321189 Bananamerican
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oh my god

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:54 | 1321245 serotonindumptruck
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Well, if it was a lapse of memory, I can understand. Although you provided almost an hour with which to correct the faux pas, so what can be said?

Or perhaps there was an excluded </sarc> tag, and I am missing the humor?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:02 | 1321258 disabledvet
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what do you mean am i being sarcastic? <sarc on all the friggin time>

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:19 | 1321294 serotonindumptruck
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Received.

Whiskey, Tango, Foxtrot.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:45 | 1321072 RobotTrader
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Alarm bells are now sounding on Geithner's Blackberry.

He's probably on the phone now circling the wagons, calling all the world's central bankers, demanding that "swift and decisive action" must be taken before markets open on Tuesday.

In fact, I think the big shocker is that China is going to reverse its policy and start lowering interest rates again through stealth monetizations.  Meanwhile, still jawboning up the RR rate to save face.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:46 | 1321083 HamyWanger
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Yup. The moment when goldbugs are about to win is precisely when the central banks/IMF "men" start their action after a few phone calls. And the can is kicked for a couple more years. 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:06 | 1321116 Selah
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You are right about this one.

Gold will be crushed tonight.

I actually pity those who bought recently.

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:25 | 1321167 Bay of Pigs
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Really? How do you know that?

I pity those who don't understand anything beyond their day trading mentality.

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:35 | 1321178 Selah
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How do I know?

Years of watching Gold price manipulation.

I also pity those who don't understand anything beyond their day trading mentality.

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 19:06 | 1321366 tmosley
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You haven't watched very closely, then.  Gold tends to rise when traded overseas, and falls during London and New York trading.

The COMEX is closed tomorrow, but other exchanges are not.  This is the opposite of what happened early May, when all the major exchanges were closed.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:28 | 1321171 Pegasus Muse
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Can you imagine how much physical gold will be taken off the market if they do?!  I will be buying ... that's for sure.

The vile Banksters will only hasten their demise.  Speaking of which this is a most enlightening documentary.   

==========

The Money Masters - How International Bankers Gained Control of America

 "The powers of financial capitalism had a far-reaching plan, nothing less than to create a world system of financial control in private hands able to dominate the political system of each country and the economy of the world as a whole...Their secret is that they have annexed from governments, monarchies, and republics the power to create the world's money..." THE MONEY MASTERS is a 3 1/2 hour non-fiction, historical documentary that traces the origins of the political power structure that rules our nation and the world today. .... " 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-515319560256183936#

 

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:39 | 1321216 THE DORK OF CORK
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Selah , whats your prediction for the fight ?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJnKm6ftPu0

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:48 | 1321237 Selah
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I predict PAIN...

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:04 | 1321254 Selah
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Oh, and if the $FRN fails to rally against the Euro-trash, I predict COLLAPSE.

Basically, Gold MUST go down, or else...

BTFD is a good idea, but it's better to PTFD.

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:04 | 1321257 THE DORK OF CORK
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They ain't so bad , they ain't so bad - they ain't nothing

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAYrw8TW_Aw

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:05 | 1321267 disabledvet
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(shhh, don't tell anyone but "i gotta plan, man.  a plan.  that's spelled l-a-p d-a-n-c-e.  "a plan.")

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:31 | 1321188 equity_momo
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It aint about winning son , its about surviving.  Remember that.

Yeah it might fall another 15 bucks tonight , a whopping 1%!!

Golds sell offs since 2008s dollar swan-song , if we can call them sell offs , only ever scare those greedy suckers who buy into overbought momentum on margin.  Everyone else with a brain is PRAYING gold takes a proper dump so they can line up with both hands and buy it WITHOUT margin.

I pray Geithner can do more than tap Gold down a few percent here or there but it sums up the state of desperation the CBers are in when the best they can do is raise marging half a dozen times on silver just to get some suckers out of gold. Seriously , "goldbugs" aint panicking about the fricking IMF. lol.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 11:13 | 1322441 SilverDosed
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All corrections (manipulations) recently (even the huge drop in silver) were met with huge support so they're not able to push it far enough to scare people out anymore. I welcome any and all beat downs because I'm still stacking and if JP Morgue wants to sell me my PM's with a discount I'm more than happy to accept.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 19:13 | 1321374 ISEEIT
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Whatever RobotTrader.

I'm not in the 'crowd' here but I do like your tits and haven't junked you yet.

Didn't get offended enough by any of your post so far I suppose.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:43 | 1321075 HamyWanger
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A well-placed machine gun in a covered truck would make a carnage. 

It's a pity the "Colonels" aren't there anymore.

LOL... 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:34 | 1321205 vocational tainee
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Take care ,that it is not you in the crosshair..

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 21:59 | 1321638 BigJim
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I'd always found your trolling amusing... but not now.

    It's a pity the "Colonels" aren't there anymore.

What a cunt of a thing to say.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:46 | 1321077 wandstrasse
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(central) bankers and plutocrats are still successfully hiding away from public rage.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:47 | 1321078 ZombieHuntclub
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Tell me again who they are mad at?

Fo dog pictures at 11

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:48 | 1321082 Ben Probanke
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european summer up and coming.. and no more ammunitions, all wasted on the bloody libyans...

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:53 | 1321095 Selah
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Nothing on TV about this yet.

It can't be important.

Look how over-hyped Fukushima was and what a dud it turned out to be.

But wait:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rides into a motorcycle rally at the Pentagon wearing black leather and declaring, 'I love that smell of the emissions!

Now THAT is news!

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:12 | 1321132 Lord Welligton
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Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rides into a motorcycle rally at the Pentagon wearing black leather and declaring, 'I love that smell of the emissions!

Well to be fair she probably does.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/farts/1160279645/

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:50 | 1321522 Beatscape
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+1 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:18 | 1321750 dogbreath
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fart catcher,  usually government bureaucrat types.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 12:30 | 1322637 Mesquite
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re: Now that is news..

Uh huh....

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 16:55 | 1321098 goldm3mb3r
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"What do we want?" "more government!"

"When do we want it?" "now!"

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:04 | 1321120 Lord Welligton
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"A "commission to establish how the country's debt was amassed"... and the commission is to be funded with more debt issuance.

Pure insanity."

No debt is required for that.

Just truth.

Truth costs nothing.

All they have to do is want it.

And it shall be given.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:12 | 1321276 downwiththebanks
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Yep.  Time to zero out derivatives and make them illegal.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 01:01 | 1321881 navy62802
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In our day and age, truth is not free. I can only be gotten with blood.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 07:26 | 1322118 Bob
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It's a diversionary snipe hunt.  The organizers are getting suckered by TPTB into demanding action that requires submission to the same corrupt institutions. 

Their message isn't clear?  Bullshit

When everybody who wants to know the truth already knows it, it's time to move ahead . . . while there's still time to do anything about it.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:10 | 1321127 Sudden Debt
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Tyler, nothing new about the German killer bacteria from Spanish vegetables?

It's one of the last remaining sources of income for spain besides tourisme and if blockades at set in place against their export...

It could be their black swan this year.

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:17 | 1321142 geminiRX
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You should be more worried about CRKP

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:31 | 1321152 cowdiddly
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You have to remember we are living under news censorship in US. Not even a peep about Spanish or Greek riots, Spanish bacteria or Fukashima updates. Only Sara Palin in a motorcycle helmet and Obama looking at Joplin. We have to depend on guys like Tyler and Chris Martenson, Algezera, an Russia Today to get us the rest.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:07 | 1321270 disabledvet
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who said Sarah Palin?  WHERE?  WHERE?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:22 | 1321168 PY-129-20
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The killer bacteria - EHEC - only kills Germans, so be calm, my Belgian friend.

Now - do I eat Spanish or Japanese Vegetable to kill myself?

Because waiting for the last act in the Euro drama is just too much...oh my...but be assured, we won't start another world war. Not this time.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:33 | 1321202 shortus cynicus
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Sorry, but the only proven weapon killing selectively Germans was "The Funniest Joke" read in german.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gpjk_MaCGM

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:44 | 1321220 PY-129-20
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haha - so true. A classic.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:42 | 1321213 vocational tainee
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it was first delivered to belgium, ....the reason for no government!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:46 | 1321224 Sudden Debt
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You're just jealous because WE MADE THE GUINESS BOOK OF RECORDS with that one!

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:48 | 1321230 vocational tainee
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I like you for that one..

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 08:13 | 1322149 Hephasteus
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Ya well we set a record for hitting a debt limit and not immediately rasing it. So take that waffle eater!!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:10 | 1321128 Ben Probanke
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The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency warned in a report that the tough austerity measures and the dire situation could escalate and even lead to a military coup, according to a report by Germany’s popular daily Bild.

According to he CIA report, ongoing street protests in crisis-hit Greece could turn into escalated violence and a rebellion and the Greek government could lose control, said Bild. The newspaper said the CIA report talks of a possible military coup if the situation becomes more serious and uncontrolled.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:08 | 1321131 trav7777
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WTF are they in rage over?  That their lifestyles were a fuckin illusion?  That they produce nothing and yet expect everything?

WTF do people who pay no taxes but yet reap generous benefits expect?  This crap is no different from our Section 8 voucher riots.  Obama gonna pay my mortgage, Obama gonna pay my gas.

People are going to see the downside of letting your used-to-be-simple country get infected by usurers.  They promise you everything and people line right up to sign the future away and then the rug gets pulled.  Many a fortune was made lending against freed slaves' sharecrops.  Give 'em that little taste now, Rent-to-own and the compound interest function lets the lender get rich doing NOTHING.

Think about our society...the real costs of owning a home or a car or going to college.  Students don't come out "50,000" in debt, they pay three times that over the lifespan.  The real costs should include all that capitalized INTEREST and all the interest over the life of the loan.  Same thing with "buying" a house.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:20 | 1321161 davepowers
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it's no different than governments borrowing cash and ignoring the interest expense.

our local city govt is eyeball deep in debt and for years its 400 page long annual budget, which won awards from those who award nifty looking budget documents, had no calculation of total interest to be paid on all the debt. In fact, their long term budget (nearly 70 pages of the mess) excluded interest on the expenditure side for the millions in new, 20 year debt that projected to inflate the revenue side of the deal.

it was like they had discovered a permanent free lunch.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:25 | 1321164 JW n FL
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by trav7777
on Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:08
#1321131

in the last 3 years...

****************************************************************

$19 Trillion Dollars has been handed out..

now how many section 8 vouchers did that $19 trillion fucking dollars buy?

dont forget to source it, I am not one of these other fucking clowns you play with.

and I flaged that shit junk!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:25 | 1321762 trav7777
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handed out by whom?  The Fed?  They printed it.

How many vouchers?  A ton.  The wars, the entitlements, the welfare to parties large and small, half the populace net recipients.  How in the hell is this supposed to work?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 19:21 | 1321381 tmosley
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Better sterilize 50-97% of all humanity then.  That'll fix EVERYTHING!

There is no problem that extinction won't fix.

Riots?  Sterilize them.

Welfare? Sterilize them.

Disagree with Trav?  Sterilize them.

Are black?  Sterilize them.

Are Mexican?  Sterilize them.

Wealthy due to hard work and self sacrifice, but has low IQ score?  Sterilize them.

Didn't take the standardized IQ test?  Sterilize them.

Don't speak the language, and so fail the test?  Sterilize them.

Low IQ due to malnutrition as a child?  Sterilize them.

Head injured in a car accident?  Sterilize them.

Head injured to to sports injuries?  Sterilize them.

Are Irish?  Sterilize them.

Don't have blue eyes?  Sterilize them.

Disagree with the sterilization review board?  Sterilize them.

Scientists that find a way to greatly increase oil recovery?  Sterilize them.

Someone suggests energy solutions that don't involve mass sterilization?  Sterilize them.

Bankers?  They have high IQs, and get to have as many kids as they want.

Politicians?  Same thing.

God damn Trav is an awesome guy.  He preaches the TRUTH in ALL things.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:43 | 1321517 Fukushima Sam
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Masturbate on their back and shoot their cum into their own mouth?  Sterilize them.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 04:18 | 1322013 w a l k - a w a y
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Starve the Matrix!

+ 5.5 or 6 billion or whatever the Earth's current population of baby makers.

Unconscious Birthing = additional Copper Tops

 

That includes you, if you have children, cause you've done your part to extend the insanity of Unconscious Human Life.

 

Junk me if you have kids, I don't and you are a fool.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:19 | 1321661 JR
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This sounds like the policy statement from the Democrat Central Committee.  We’ve grown accustomed to your plea: The other party is going to push Grandma off the cliff, starve all the poor people, and let the “rich” keep all their earnings. As one of America’s "poor-yearning-to-breathe-free" said when asked by a reporter if she knew where the stimulus was coming from: “Obama! Obama’s gonna take care of us.”

The Socialist trick is lumping contract entitlements for people who have paid into forced “savings” such as Social Security with giveaway welfare programs such as Medicaid, food stamps, 3% down mortgages,  and IRS earned income tax credit (EITC) benefits up to $5751 designed to help low-income families even if they don’t have earnings or pay taxes.

The Socialists keep adding on millions of “entitled” receivers who never paid into the “entitlement” programs.

As the Chief Socialist from a little Acorn grown said:  “‘There but for the grace of God go I,’ we say to ourselves, and so we contribute to programs like Medicare and Social Security, which guarantee us health care and a measure of basic income after a lifetime of hard work; unemployment insurance, which protects us against unexpected job loss; and Medicaid, which provides care for millions of seniors in nursing homes, poor children, and those with disabilities. We are a better country because of these commitments. I’ll go further – we would not be a great country without those commitments.” – Barack Obama CNS News

Or as the Democrat First Lady said: "Someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:19 | 1321666 Rodent Freikorps
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I think we are past to Rubicon on this.

Too many pigs at the trough.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:33 | 1321774 trav7777
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Despite the protestations of a lot of the idiots who objected to what I said, I never placed the blame on Section 8 people.  In fact, I merely ANALOGIZED to the riots in Greece.  It's the SAME effing situation.

The fundamental POINT of what I wrote was to call attention to the ills of letting userers infest your country.  They promise everything to everyone.

So we get the world cop military that's strong and huge and shit...free.

We get entitlements...free.

We get vouchers and an entire government devoted to welfare of ALL kinds, to rich, poor, middle, CEOs, banksters, bums, everyone...free.

Yeah, it's ALL FREE until the interest comes due.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:30 | 1321770 trav7777
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Sterilize YOU.  God forbid you ever pass on those genes.

Ask Cliff Mosely-claven...just GROW.

Problems in finite headroom?  Miracles. Unicorns.  "as of yet undiscovered" technology.

Just keep growing.  Try to replicate easter island, just pretend there's always a solution, just grow.  Grow grow grow, fuck the math.  "Someone" will just figure out a way to make the finite stretch a little longer.  Fuck Bartlett, fuck Newton, fuck everything.  Just grow grow grow grow grow.

Sterilization isn't extinction, you fucking idiot.  It is the opposite.  We manage the populations of animals in shrinking habitats all the time, otherwise they live miserable lives of starvation and disease.  Filthy pigs like you WANT this, so you can lord your fucking silver and farm produce over them.

You are a sick, misanthropic would be SLUMLORD.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 00:42 | 1321858 Rynak
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Has it ever occured to you, that if one wanted to reduce population growth, one could simply give them something better to do than eat, work, watch tv, fuck, sleep?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 21:15 | 1321555 Rynak
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Even if i would take your statements at face value, trav, all they'd be doing, is protesting that the bankers can rob the economy, while the population is prevented from doing so. Sounds quite fair to me, even if it doesn't imply any solution.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:25 | 1321766 CompassionateFascist
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7+ unjunks....Banksters = Big Pigs at the trough. Urban govt employees like these Greeks = Little Pigs at the trough. The terminal anti-globalist uprising will come from the countryside, like real revolutions (not coups) always do.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:10 | 1321134 cat2
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that doesn't look like 100k

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:11 | 1321136 PY-129-20
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I am sad. I am German. Well, well. Faustian mood. Work hard, retire late, pay for everyone. Just everyone... Well, well. Now, our business elite have announced: Sorry pal. You have to work harder, you have to retire later (until you are dead.). Just end this nonsense. Oh good lord! This fourth act is so tiresome...or is this still the third act? 


"What is the robbing of a bank compared to the founding of a bank" - Bertolt Brecht

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:26 | 1321169 JW n FL
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pay for everyone?

 

mother fucking idiots!

 

you pay for tax breaks that you voted for! you pay for your republican buddy's to ass fuck you!

 

Thats what the fuck you pay for!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:32 | 1321192 PY-129-20
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No, no. I am just paying for the Euro Drama Show.

Including famous actors like Le Sarko, the leaderless Belgian, PapaSmurfeou, Madame No or aka Mutti...so many great actors in this drama...

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:38 | 1321332 s0lspot
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Well technically the greeks are paying a hell of a lot more than the germans are...they're loosing their bloody country!!! Think about it, they're getting as fucked as you & the french are.

Everyone is getting fucked. Don't go all nationalist already.

Country Early retirement age Normal retirement age Employed, 55–59 Employed, 60–64 Employed, 65–69 Employed, 70+ Austria 60 (57) 65 (60) 39% 7% 1% 0% Belgium 60 65 45% 12% 1% 0% Denmark none 65 77% 35% 9% 1% France 62* 65* 51% 12% 1% 0% Germany 65 67 64% 23% 3% 0% Greece 57 65 51% 31% 8% 1%

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retirement

They work older than Germans, albeit, and i concede, probably at a tranquil mediterannean rythm! ;)

Everyone is getting it up the pooper because balls don't grow on trees.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:44 | 1321348 JW n FL
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by PY-129-20
on Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:32
#1321192

 

No, no. I am just paying for the Euro Drama Show.

*************************************************************

FED Swap Euro for Dollars Window.. Yes you are correct..

I might add some food for thought.

***** "NEW DOLLAR SWAP WINDOW (MADE BY CHINA)

China is dumping USTreasurys by way of the Europe, using a back door whose design was handed to them. Their support of the Greek Govt debt jammed that door wide open. Thus the rising Euro currency without justification, one of a few factors. Usage of the window has led to an indirect Chinese forced devaluation of the USDollar, an extremely clever action. " *****

http://www.financialsense.com/contributors/jim-willie/the-greek-dollar-swap-window

and Panda Bonds as well, cycling back into Euros! they are paying for their own bailout to some effect.

On the China side.. Not! the U.S. side!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 22:48 | 1321710 JR
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I am in sympathy with your situation, PY-129-20; it is a struggle now against the globalist menace for everyone throughout the world where free enterprise enables the people to develop their own growth and provide for their families as they see fit.

That this should be subtracted for transfer to others who chose a different path is unjust.

The Germans voted for their government and the policies they have. The Greeks did the same. Why should it be supposed that it is a German’s responsibility to make up for the shortcomings in the Greek plan?

BTW, what is this animosity toward a German who states honestly his situation? Where did it come about that a country that has provided prosperity for its citizens is to be marked, not only for harvesting its prosperity, but for ridicule?

 

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:04 | 1321726 Renfield
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"The Germans voted for their government and the policies they have. The Greeks did the same."

JR - a nit:

People who 'voted for' something, didn't always get what they *thought* they were 'voting for'.

I'm against voting in a sham (Door #1 or Door #2 - hahaha trickedya they open on the same room!) elections. Gives the election an apparent relevance it doesn't actually have.

What 'western' country *hasn't* had elections and 'voted for' the corrupt criminals in power, in all of them? Makes it seem like the PTB have a 'mandate' for doing whatever they hell they want when they get in there.

Don't vote. It only encourages them.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:38 | 1321781 JR
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Isn’t it obvious that the Germans aren’t going to elect a Papandreou or elect to cut down on their private sector and put everybody on the public dole?  Instead, the Germans elected to have exports, resources, trade, innovation, technology...  Basically, the Greeks went for the easy road – public service; they could have had unbelievable tourist possibilities; they have a fishing industry and an excellent climate; they could have had a Paradise. Instead, they got unworkable socialism.

So, regardless of the political difficulties, the Germans got a part of what they wanted and the Greeks got a part of what they wanted.

The point is that when the Greeks run out of money, they shouldn’t be turning to others who had a different plan; instead they need to take their medicine.  And of course it’s not the Greeks who are putting the pressure on Greece; it’s the bankers who are worrying the Greeks are going to stiff them, and so they are. (If necessary, Bernanke can pay the bankers…but that, of course, means you pay the bankers.)

So, the industrious Germans wanted a chance to work hard and increase their estates; the Greeks wanted to party, have fewer hard choices, and enjoy the festivals while enjoying a guaranteed civil service job and looking forward to a bountiful retirement. And they pretty much got it… The problem is the Greek plan has what could be called the Socialist Escape clause:  You get to a certain point and the money is gone. IOW, the life you planned doesn’t work out; you can’t pay for it.

It’s the old story of the Grasshopper and the Ants. Except in this story, somebody’s got to pay the bankers and it can’t be the Greeks, so it’s got to be the Germans. At least, that’s the bankers’ version.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 07:31 | 1322121 Bob
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This is late Second Act for sure. 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:22 | 1321151 srelf
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That's right Pangalos, anyone who is motivated by rage must be dismissed out of hand. They must of course be wrong. 

You, my dear bureaucrat, will be dismissed at some point. And sooner than you think!

The Greek people must take some responsibility for what happened, as we in the U.S. must. But to lay the burden only at their feet is unjust, and will not stand. The greedy financiers cannot be left alone, as they are by the current U.S. government.  

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 19:33 | 1321404 Renfield
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That ticks me off too. What the hell do they think inspires protest - mild discomfort? quiet reservations??? This pollie is uncomfortable with the idea of 'protest', period. He obviously doesn't understand it.

And I'll see you and raise you:

An MEP representing the centrist Democratic Alliance party, Theodoros Skylakakis said that the protesters would have to affect the political process if they want to have a real impact.

“These people have to become politicized and develop a greater political realization,” he told Skai TV. “They have to progress from “this is what I don’t like” to “this is what I like”.”

'This is what I don't like' is good enough for protest; by definition that's what 'protest' is.

'This is what I like' ...hmm...now that would have been Skylakakis's job, and the job of worldwide stupid governments, wouldn't it.

If he's saying some of the protestors should now step up and take over his job from him, which is what that sounds like, then I'm all for it. And the first step in such new leadership would be a nice, rageful, vengeful, judging and executing of fair deserts on those 'leaders' who have treasonously betrayed their country and NOT done their jobs, finding a plan of 'this is what I like' for the people who elected them.

Skylakakis should be careful what he wishes for.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 07:59 | 1322122 Bob
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It's a hussle.  The same technique used by professors with "argumentative" students in class . . . "why don't you do some research on that and get back to us?" 

Or young children being ignored until they can "use [the right] words" to express themselves. 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:23 | 1321156 Franken_Stein
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Are they also protesting against their fellow millionaire Greeks who stash their stolen tax-evasion money in London suburb property ?

 

The Onassis family (Yeah, Jackie's family, well known to New Yorkites jogging around that little pond in Central Park)

The Karamanlis family.

Or Spiros Latsis, the richest Greek with a personal fortune of $4.3 bn !

 

Are they also protesting against these tax thieves and Greek national traitors who use the first opportunity to jump ship and save their money and leave their fellow Greeks behind ?

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:26 | 1321182 PY-129-20
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Wait until they burn German flags...haha...now that would be too funny. Hell, I would pay to see this happening...oh wait...I am actually already paying for the show.

Do you like Sahra Wagenknecht, Franken_Stein?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:36 | 1321203 Franken_Stein
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Further down you claim to be German, and now you say you'd like to see them burn German flags ?

 

You seem to be nothing but an impostor and astroturfer.

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:36 | 1321210 PY-129-20
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You're right. A true German doesn't know irony or sarcasm.

Ja, ich bin Deutscher. Geboren in Berlin. Ausgewandert in den Süden der Republik. Noch Fragen?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 19:33 | 1321412 Renfield
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PY, your sarcasm is speaking in an international language these days. Even if some of us are not used to it...yet.

Sarcasm. The 21st-century esperanto.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 20:51 | 1321527 merehuman
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I am going to germany in a month. Born there and happy to return. i hope to educate some of them as they are as clueless as americans are.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 23:51 | 1321798 JR
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Bon voyage, merehuman.  :-)) 

IMHO, you are going to perhaps the most beautiful country in the world.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 08:40 | 1322171 Hephasteus
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Ok. If you are going to be teaching our culture in Germany. I'll have to give you some teaching aides so they understand what we are about. Be careful though about the zeppelin thing. They've had one pretty bad experience with that cause america refused to sell them helium.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wY6insZjCfU&feature=related

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:21 | 1321163 silvertrain
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Thank god Waddell and Reid cant place a sell order until Tuesday...

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:26 | 1321183 Volaille de Bresse
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Yep Greece is a toilet but who's gonna clean it? Trichet, Merkel or the Greek people? 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:31 | 1321185 Franken_Stein
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Let's not forget that Angela Merkel is also partially guilty by forcing Greece to buy tanks from Germany at a time when they even don't know how to survive the next day.

That's mental.

 

Where are all the Greeks who profited from the housing boom ?

All those construction business owners.

Where are all the owners of these giant private yachts in the port of Piraeus ?

 

Tax them.

It cannot be that tax evasion is a national pasttime, while the country gladly is accepting EU loans from German, French and British taxpayers.

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:32 | 1321201 PY-129-20
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First time, we're all together in the World War of Debt. German, British and French taxpayers fighting together...

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:48 | 1321229 DCon
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Fighting?

 

Because your banks gambled all your savings

on buying PIGS bank debt?

 

That kind of fighting?

 

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 10:12 | 1322305 JR
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“Your” banks?  You mean just like “our” banks are, well, our banks?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:00 | 1321248 vocational tainee
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Do your home work, greece is run by not more than five very rich families. Think..!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:42 | 1321218 Curtis LeMay
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Greeks vent anger at entire political class

 

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/05/29/us-greece-protest-idUSTRE74S2HZ20110529

Sun May 29, 2011

Tens of thousands of Greeks vented their anger at the nation's political classes in Athens on Sunday, staging the biggest in a week of protests as the government seeks backing for yet more austerity.

The huge crowd packed Syntagma Square in front of the Greek parliament, booing, whistling and chanting "Thieves! Thieves" as they pointed at the assembly building. "We've had enough. Politicians are making fools of us", said one of the demonstrators.

The shit is hitting the fan. There is no way it can be, and far more importantly, must not be sugarcoated

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:02 | 1321250 IdioTsincracY
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Politicians are corrupt and slaves to the Oligarchy  ....

however for the shit to hit the fan, people must turn their attention to the real culprits ... the Banksters ....

until then, there will be more meanigless elections ... the orchestra will change, but the music will stay the same ....

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:12 | 1321278 A Man without Q...
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It's heading towards full on loss of sovereignty...

"European leaders are in talks for a new deal which would see the Greek government allow outside intervention in that nation's economy in return for new loans to help bail out the nation, The Financial Times reports on its website Sunday. According to the report, which cites "people involved with the talks," officials plan to ask Greece to allow outside intervention in tax collections and privatization of state assets, along with additional austerity measures. The report said officials were hoping to account for half of the EUR60 billion-EUR70 billion Greece would need through methods other than loans. However, euro-zone nations and the International Monetary Fund would then need to loan Greece an additional EUR30 billion-EUR35 billion, and private debt holders would see their repayment terms altered, the report said. According to the FT, officials said every part of the proposed new package faced opposition from some government or institution.

Newspaper website: www.ft.com"

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:38 | 1321338 IdioTsincracY
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This is ridiculous ... after screwing the nation and its people, they're now putting up a tag sale sign...

Greeks have protested enough .... they better move on to the real stuff ... enough talking!

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 17:49 | 1321241 Muir
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100,000 Protesting In Athens Right Now

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deflation

 

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:07 | 1321262 vocational tainee
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Do you never get tired of bumping boob`s ?

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:13 | 1321280 disabledvet
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that's how i know he's playing with us.  those are definitely inflationary.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:43 | 1321340 I_am_always_right
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nah, inflationary and deflationary at the same time

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 21:33 | 1321584 Hephasteus
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I have his icon blocked. I still get a laugh at you guys who fall for it though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_Nz-3t1LIc

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 00:15 | 1321835 Muir
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heterophobe

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 00:25 | 1321846 Renfield
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To add my NON-heterophobe opinion:

Far be it from me to fly in the face of the male majority here But every time I see your icon it makes my chest HURRRRTTT in sympathy.

OWWWWWCH

Two words girlfriend.

Under. Wire.

(Just saying since you guys brought it up.)

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 02:05 | 1321945 tip e. canoe
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imn-ho, you're welcome to facefly here anytime.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 00:33 | 1321854 Hephasteus
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No I'm a heterosexual. I just don't respect guys who use porn pics as avatars and I block them.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 01:58 | 1321937 tip e. canoe
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heph, please share how one can block icons, thanks.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 04:42 | 1322023 Hephasteus
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Get firefox. Add the ad blocker plus add on.

Then add a filter for the pic. I'm currently blocking 16320.gif 16316.jpg 12650.jpg and 56563.gif. Those are all the titty avatars or pladizows crotch fruit avatars. I'll add banana thong guy to the block list.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 07:59 | 1322141 tip e. canoe
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thanks heph, done & done.

more shakespeare remixes please.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:04 | 1321256 rsnoble
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They shuldv'e all got on planes and came to the US and protested at the center of the worlds asshole.

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:05 | 1321266 vocational tainee
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The world is cueing...

Sun, 05/29/2011 - 18:10 | 1321269 rsnoble
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The people in charge of the money coming in just don't get it.  I was in a town today, brand new shopping malls on one side that are completely vacant, so let's pay someone $7million to demo an old fertilizer plant on the outskirts of town and build another shopping mall when the entire focus of the town is the old shops downtown and every private business on the outskirts has gone bust.  Another hike in property taxes im sure.  Goddamn we need to get rid of these fucking idiots in a bad way.  Just like my hometown(I live in the country thank god)---falling down houses everywhere, tax sales everywhere, wants to build a fucking airport and we're 15 minutes from an international airport.  And who the fuck who want to fly here anyway?  Oh wait......the mayor with the new $80million private jet sucked out of my house over the next 50 years.  I have HAD IT with this bullshit.

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