Biggest Protest In Athens Under Way As Tens Of Thousands Ask "Where Did Our Money Go", Demand No More Austerity (Now With WiFi Access)

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Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:18 | 1341478 GeneMarchbanks
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OPA!

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:19 | 1341484 Ahmeexnal
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Thousands of new jobs for the Greeks: polishing german boots!

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:27 | 1341498 GeneMarchbanks
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Whoa. Zing! you just took it up a notch or... uhm... seven!

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:58 | 1341591 Doña K
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Greece should default, declare itself an offshore tax haven country and institute 2% flat tax for all foreign and local corporations. Create safe vaults for lease to anyone, no questions asked and collect fees.

These fees and tax revenews, the agri and the tourism, should be enough for 8 miilion real greeks to sit arround, sip coffee, play backgammon and chase Skandinavian tale, while the Greek women sunbathe topless.

BTW: they are already a tax haven for shipping, collecting lots of fees.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:14 | 1341630 ISEEIT
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First off: HELLO IDIOT. Where art though? With your blazing yellowness?

Second: The Greeks have been slain. A long term relentless attack against their individual sovereignty and Liberty has at last born fruit. As with all social systems to date: Evil wins. It is our nature to be corrupted and so corrupted we become.

Sickening and not unpredictable. The path of least resistance is the one most of us take and you can bet your already lost ass that they know that.

The Greeks were once a great people. They have now been reduced to sheep.

Like us.

 

 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:30 | 1341649 Doña K
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Is this your swan song before commiting suicide? You have given up, but apparently the Greeks are still fighting nobly and they will win. Baring electronic gadgets and other shit Greece is self sufficient.

Spain and Ireland are next. They will also win.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:35 | 1341664 High Plains Drifter
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when you say , they will win.  what is your definition of winning? 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 17:07 | 1341843 kito
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defaulting for the 19th time in their history of course!!!

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 02:01 | 1342622 Chicken_Little
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Argentina people, it's the same thing.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 17:46 | 1341901 Doña K
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Regain human respect, sovereignty, freedom from debt and hold the politicians accountable. This has nothing to do with political parties, even though the possibility of struggle amongst the political parties during the vacuum does exist, unity should prevail. 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:25 | 1341948 kito
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Yeah its all the politicians...where were all the revolutionaries when they were selling their 1 bedroom greek shacks to rich europeans for 600,000 euro in 2007. Pleeeeeease spare me your bullshit

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:54 | 1341992 edotabin
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Only when they accept that truth in their hearts will change come.  Otherwise, it may be papered over now but will return a few generations down the line.

Banksters loaned, politicians lied........ get over it folks. It is point #1 in their job descriptions. This is what they do.

 

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 06:59 | 1342723 Papasmurf
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Wouldn't it be more correct to say banksters bought?  Isn't that what they do, enslave peoples when prices are at lows?

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:41 | 1341971 Michael
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LULZ is a version of LOL on steroids. It kind of means for shits and giggles.

Learn all about Infraguard and Fusion centers on this episode of Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory;

JESSE VENTURAS CONSPIRACY THEORY-POLICE STATE, FEMA CAMPS (Part-1-of-3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9844i_-Q68&feature=related

JESSE VENTURAS CONSPIRACY THEORY-POLICE-STATE, FEMA CAMPS (Part-2-of-3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrtK1uKtvnI

JESSE VENTURAS CONSPIRACY THEORY-POLICE STATE, FEMA CAMPS (Part-3-of-3)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfcZg6U0ZkE&feature=related

We should use the English translation of "Al-Qaeda" it's, "The Base".

I would love for Obama to declare war on Americans and pull the Internet kill switch. Google, Apple, and Microsoft stock prices would go to zero overnight.

The mainstream media lost control of the message to sell their version of alternate reality to the American people. We get the true version of reality from the Internet now and the ruling elite don't like it. That's the main reason they are trying to shut down the Internet. Most hack attacks are government inside jobs for reasons we are very aware of.

We should encourage old people who don't get their news from to Internet not to vote, in solidarity with the voters who really know what is going on.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:15 | 1342020 Texas Gunslinger
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I would love for Obama to declare war on Americans and pull the Internet kill switch...We get the true version of reality from the Internet now and the ruling elite don't like it. That's the main reason they are trying to shut down the Internet. Most hack attacks are government inside jobs for reasons we are very aware of.

 

Are most libertarians paranoid schizophrenic, or just the ones with green hair?

 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:34 | 1342050 Dan The Man
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...who you callin' green haired ?!?!?

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:42 | 1342058 mick_richfield
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I am not paranoid!

But I'm sure that my other personality keeps telling people that I am.  The bastard!

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 21:08 | 1342197 Michael
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Were you aware I've been a registered republican for the past 32 years since I turned 18?

I just liked the old school Taft and Goldwater republicans better, they were easier to infiltrate and aligned with my philosophy better than the Democrats. All the base will belong to us soon.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 23:58 | 1342471 Texas Gunslinger
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You're a Republican?

On one hand, that is surprising because I've been told repeatedly by Tmosely that there are absolutely NO republicans on this forum.  Of course, that assumes one can ignore the 75% or more that voted for Bush either once or twice.  

On the other hand, it is not surprising because one must be a total lunatic to have been voting republican for 32 years, and, simultaneously, have such disdain for the US government and the plutocracy it has become.  And let's be honest, you really are a lunatic. I've been reading your whacked-out nonsense for months, and the only place you should be registered is the NIMH.  

Lastly, when Goldwater said, "extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice," he wasn't advocating that everyone die their hair green, go cucko for cocoa puffs, bury ham under the house, and become complete lunatics - that's not the extremism that he was looking for. Defending liberty is one thing; pretending that the US government is part of every goofy conspiracy theory known to man is quite another.

 

Sat, 06/18/2011 - 03:38 | 1379787 Michael
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Very well written and researched, but with flaws.

I voted for Jimmy Carter and Ross Perot, need I say more?

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 21:17 | 1342205 Cathartes Aura
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The mainstream media lost control of the message to sell their version of alternate reality to the American people. We get the true version of reality from the Internet now and the ruling elite don't like it.

while I agree, the internet has information that is threatening to those who would prefer their anonymity whilst pillaging the planet, on the whole, the "American people" are not waking up to much. . . the number one use of the internet is still for porn, followed by "social networking" which is, shall we say, under scrutiny for future reference by those who will gladly turn in a "neighbour" for the shiny badge 'n' title of local deputy.

as for "solidarity with the voters who really know what's going on" - isn't that an oxymoron?

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:12 | 1341935 YHC-FTSE
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@ISEEIT

I'm getting tired of this - The Greeks always claim to have given the world a lot. I think the only thing of value they have given is how to spot a bullshitter.

 

The Greeks were once great people? Not in anyone's lifetime bud. If you're talking about Ancient Greece, then I certainly wouldn't call infanticide and ritualistic homosexual rape of Greek boys for entering society "Great". (Warrior society for Sparta and Plato's Symposium for Greece). Stop watching movies, and read a real book on history.

 

As for the rest of what passes for Greek culture and mythology, if you like bullshit tales about flying horses, multi-headed sea monsters, half-snake women who can turn men into stone, and what passes for elementary philosophy from the paedophiles of their time, then my guess is you dribble quite a bit and never read a book in your life. 

 

The Greeks are a fucking embarrassment to the EU. Nothing more than aggressive beggars demanding their next handout.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:22 | 1341947 Herman Strandsc...
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The 2000 year old Astonomical Calculator was a masterpiece of Greek innovation and forward thinking. Antikithera Machine. And they invented the Trojan Horse.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 21:37 | 1342231 Al Gorerhythm
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First off: HELLO IDIOT. Where art though?

The irony. The irony. Apocalypse Know.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:32 | 1341655 Reese Bobby
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Your plan makes more sense than the "sell-us-your-good-assets-and-enter-an-economic-depression" plan being forced on them by the EU/IMF.

 

Plus, we must protect topless Greek women, at any cost.

 

I wonder what ISEEIT was talking about.  STFU, go out in the streets and hit somebody you Beef-Curtain.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 16:26 | 1341772 carbon
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10+

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 16:52 | 1341820 GeneMarchbanks
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This is boring, I'm bored, these young Athenians need to set something ablaze, preferably a politician or at least one of those EU flags with the swastika...    ...  (sign)

Doña K,

For some reason I've led myself to believe that you're a fine piece of Mediterranean woman am I close? If you're a man disregard this I do not care for you...

ahhhhh... protests.

 

 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 17:49 | 1341910 Doña K
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Well! My hubby is a man (he is very smart BTW) I learned from him. We both speak Spanish and a few other odd languages as we have lived in five different countries in 4 continents. Never made it to Australia.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:15 | 1342026 serotonindumptruck
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Why would anyone give a shit about your "hubby".

You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake.

Quit being an attention whore.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 20:11 | 1342100 topcallingtroll
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I am convinced dona is.hammy.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 21:30 | 1342219 Cathartes Aura
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the first dozen or so posts from this avatar had "my hubby" adverts all through them, which usually means "I'm a dude, but want to post as a 'wife' " - I suppose there are many reasons for posing as a "woman" on a site heavily populated with "men" - I'll leave those to your imagination(s).

but my money's on the side of "it's a boy!"

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 21:40 | 1342239 Al Gorerhythm
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My wife says I shouldn't talk to stranger women.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 17:48 | 1341906 wandstrasse
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Not just Greece, the entire world should

default, declare itself an offshore tax haven country and institute 2% flat tax for all foreign and local corporations. Create safe vaults for lease to anyone, no questions asked and collect fees. These fees and tax revenews, the agri and the tourism, should be enough for <7 billion people> to sit arround, sip coffee, play backgammon...

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:06 | 1341925 MolotovCockhead
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Not just Greece, the entire world should

NO, not me!! Why would I wanna default? I'm my own Central Bank, I keep my money in PM's...someday I'm gonna print my own fiat money.

 

 

 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:36 | 1342053 mick_richfield
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Sorry, but when you said

chase Skandinavian tale

I got an image of a bunch of Greeks sitting in rapt attention, listening to the Elder Edda.

Hljoths bith ek allar
helgar kindar,
meiri ok minni,
moegu Heimdallar,
viltu, at ek Valfothr!

My brain quit working for like twenty seconds.

 

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 20:10 | 1342096 topcallingtroll
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They wont do it because that would be too rational.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 21:58 | 1342270 Not For Reuse
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lol, and I should declare the exact same thing right here on the shores of NYC, seeing as how my personal navy has just about the same magnitude of geopolitical influence that greece's navy has

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 00:14 | 1342495 Buck Johnson
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Sounds like a good idea, it could work and they would rake in billions.  Also they still have there 1500 islands.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 00:15 | 1342499 Buck Johnson
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Sounds like a good idea, it could work and they would rake in billions.  Also they still have there 1500 islands.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 00:16 | 1342500 Buck Johnson
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Sounds like a good idea, it could work and they would rake in billions.  Also they still have there 1500 islands.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 00:18 | 1342502 Buck Johnson
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Sounds like a good idea, it could work and they would rake in billions.  Also they still have there 1500 islands.

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 06:34 | 1342707 overmedicatedun...
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per Dona K.".Greece should default, declare itself an offshore tax haven country and institute 2% flat tax for all foreign and local corporations. Create safe vaults for lease to anyone, no questions asked and collect fees."

Dona, they would be banished from IMF world bank, EU..OMG, on second thought It is brilliant until Obuma comes and bombs you ala Libya..for humanitarian reasons of course not because your leaders advocated a gold back currency for Africa,

Mon, 06/06/2011 - 06:48 | 1342716 Papasmurf
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That wouldn't work.  The fed... I mean the president, would declare them terrorists, and undeclare another war.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:41 | 1341547 falak pema
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by opening nudist camps!

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 14:52 | 1341578 Goatboy
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It does rhyme with things from 70 years ago.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 15:37 | 1341673 IBelieveInMagic
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Tyler, OT, whatever happened with the financial problems of California state -- have not heard much about how their budget, funding, etc. -- did a magical bond buyer appear to make all their problems go away?

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 17:08 | 1341844 slewie the pi-rat
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ca = rather ripped + radioactive rain

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 18:41 | 1341960 blindman
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The big fat Greek sell-off
Required to contribute €50bn towards its own bail-out, Greece is finally facing up to the sale of its most treasured assets.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8556698/The-big-fat-G...
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"Already advisers have been appointed to around 15 privatisation programmes, with the OTE telecoms stake earmarked as first to be sold.

The advisers and sell-offs being set up include:

• Deutsche Bank and National Bank of Greece on the sale of OPAP, the state gambling monopoly

• Credit Suisse on state lotteries

• Rothschild and Barclays appointed for road concessions

• PriceWaterhouse selected for railway firm OSE

• France's BNP Paribas and Greece's National Bank on the extension of an operating lease on Athens International Airport.

• Lazard on exploiting the commercial activities of the Greek trusts and loans funds.

Harris Ikonomopoulos, president of the British Hellenic Chamber of Commerce – which is holding a conference in London for would-be buyers of Greek assets at Claridges later this month – says: "These are long stagnating assets – and it is a good thing that the sales process is being expedited to fill up the coffers and jump-start the economy. More than that, competition will create growth. New investment in Greece is essential because it will produce new taxpayers and new tax income.""...
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""It is because management of businesses is so dependent on political influence that unions have so much power. What Greece needs is a huge cultural change from an environment where business is too close to politics. But to jump to an open and competitive market is a deep root-and-branch shift. The hope is that this crisis is actually going to be able to trigger this fundamental shift. But attitudes are deeply embedded." "..
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Learn Basic Hustle Step
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Sun, 06/05/2011 - 19:50 | 1342068 topcallingtroll
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Rubber hits the road.

Sell it or default. Shut up and do it already, greeks.

Sun, 06/05/2011 - 20:01 | 1342081 blindman
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i hope they default. i think the debts are b.s..
reset button time is here, all over.

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