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It's Greek Protest Time All Over Again - Follow The Latest From Athens Live

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The past few days have not been good for Greek GDP, since every single day we have seen thousands of protesters occupy the Athens parliament square, the location of so much more of the same back in 2010, in what has so far been a series of peaceful protests. Today's, however, appears to be the biggest. Luckily, the market is about to close which means no restraining order on Waddell and Reed is necessary. Then again, ES does trades all the night... when liquidity is negligible to begin with. Hmm. Anyway, watch live developments from Athens at the link below.

h/t Healthy Brain


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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 15:57 | 1314141 Boilermaker
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Bullish.  Thousands of broken windows. 

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:02 | 1314165 camoes
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Don't forget broken bones, buy some healthcare stocks!

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:24 | 1314500 GeneMarchbanks
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Yes good point! Broken windows create demand for glass repair men ,this then, is good for the economy. This Keynes guy really knew his shit.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 19:32 | 1314869 Freewheelin Franklin
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Keep repeating until economy is fixed.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 15:57 | 1314142 baby_BLYTHE
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When will the American sheeple wake up?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:03 | 1314154 centerline
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It will take alot to wake people up here.  The media blackout is so complete that most people I know haven't the foggiest idea of what is going on.  And they are so accustom to getting screwed that they really dont ask any questions anymore.  Sad.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:51 | 1314344 traderjoe
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The reality is that most ppl benefit from the Ponzi - at least in the short-term. Easy credit, gov jobs, MIC, banks, benefits, etc. Of course, it's all unsustainable. The tipping point will come some day when reality catches up ... But it will be a rude awakening.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:56 | 1314613 Korrath
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The tipping point will be the day all the government checks stop going out; then 57% of America is going to alternate between desperation and rage, and scare the complacent bullshit out of the other 43%.  


Maybe, just maybe, something will start to change at that point.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 23:25 | 1315456 obelisks
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+100  Bingo !!

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:10 | 1314192 disabledvet
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i have a proletariat rise up cap.  in size small no less!

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:11 | 1314197 get nothing and...
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When they can't afford cable, gas, coffee and beer.  So pretty damn soon.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:24 | 1314253 graneros
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I think a more appropriate question is, do they want to?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:40 | 1314308 kito
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american sheeple? greek, spainard and irish sheeple still hold money in their banks, and their time is up!! somebody pleeeeeease explain how massive banks runs havent brought down their fractional card game by now. where is the logic here?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:05 | 1314412 Dabale arroz a ...
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In Spain we have programmed a (hopefully, though doubtfully) massive bank run for the 30th, in the context of all the ongoing protests. If the one which had Eric Cantona as front man didn't work, I don't think this one will. At least we'll let the banks know they're our targets too.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:07 | 1314645 NotApplicable
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Not that I don't support the idea, but if you inflict any damage on the Spanish banks, you'll likely only succeed in giving more leverage to the ECB/IMF cartels and their "unrefusable" offer.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:12 | 1314650 SumSUN
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Money doesn't stay in my chequing account long.  I usually withdraw it all the day or day after it goes in, and either stash it or turn it into metal.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 20:02 | 1314944 Reptil
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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 20:04 | 1314952 Reptil
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Dutch bank run averted by cancelling management bonus payouts:

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:08 | 1314416 JohnG
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When the people get hungry.  That's what it will take.

Thus SNAP.


Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:39 | 1314551 Josephus
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maybe after nba playoffs... maybe

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:53 | 1314602 baby_BLYTHE
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and there is a chance football session may be cancelled! 

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:00 | 1314625 Hugh G Rection
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Just wait till there's no NFL next year, and no $1 menu at McDonalds...


Then it's zombie apocalypse time.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 21:28 | 1315163 LaLiLuLeLo
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I saw an absurdly long line at a chick-fila drive through today at lunch time. Just out of curiosity, I went inside and barely anyone was there.


We're so FUKKKED

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 05:16 | 1315737 J in Vegas
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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 21:38 | 1315191 downwiththebanks
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It's impossible to predict when the working masses decide they've had enough.

When they do, you can be certain that many commentators here will side with the Banker-Gangster parasites against them when shit goes down.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:02 | 1314164 agent default
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By the looks of it the Greece is headed for elections.  Big mess ahead.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:20 | 1314218 slewie the pi-rat
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...i wouldn't be surprised if italy were thinking of elections, too...

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:04 | 1314173 Quinvarius
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Looks like Greece needs to put flouride in their water.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:30 | 1314266 graneros
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Better still: prozac.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:45 | 1314321 john39
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try lithium.  testing it now, which means they have probably been adding for years already.  this is no joke:

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:38 | 1314699 NotApplicable
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Like anybody cares...


Fri, 05/27/2011 - 05:25 | 1315741 J in Vegas
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Yeah the best $250 investment I have done in a long time was get a RODI machine for the drinking water at home. It is for my saltwater fish tank but also I use it for my drinking water.  Its nice to drink 0 ppm water. Even my sheeple girlfriend thinks the water tastes great. Its kinds funny, the tap water used for the fish tank will KILL the saltwater fish but its supposedly safe for us to drink.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:45 | 1314750 morkov
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btw, do you know thah ALL potable water in north africa comes from one single water source??  amphetamin fracking?  LOL

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 23:41 | 1315485 Kiwi Pete
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Why? Have they all got rotten teeth on top of their other problems?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:09 | 1314177 vote_libertaria...
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3 day weekend.  Time for some global market rocking news.  My fearless prediction, the Greek PM will announce in the next few days that he will put the austerity decision to a national referendum.


Markets freak out since they know it will get 10% vote and it will trigger the Iceland path.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:09 | 1314188 High Plains Drifter
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look, i just saw leo and his brother out there in the street throwing M 80's and petrol bombs..........oh my...........

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:12 | 1314200 disabledvet
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i think they were singing "My aim is true" by Elvis Costello no less!  Talk about newsworthy!

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 01:55 | 1315645 StychoKiller
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"Allison" by Elvis Costello contains the lyric "My aim is true."

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:11 | 1314198 the not so migh...
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its time to go Greek on their asses...YUCK

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:22 | 1314228 High Plains Drifter
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talk about bush league....

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:22 | 1314675 Hugh G Rection
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Time to seperate the men from the boys in Greece...


with a prybar

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:15 | 1314199 Rodent Freikorps
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Twenty eight Mexicans just died in the endless drug war.

Compare and contrast.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 21:37 | 1315203 downwiththebanks
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Good work, CIA.  

Hope it was profitable for you.  Where were your guns on the other end going?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:12 | 1314201 Crab Cake
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Well according to some people.on CDs thread these anarchists should just go home pay their bills, keep quiet, and roll over peaceably; what shite.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:18 | 1314658 NotApplicable
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Umm... anarchists do not protest for government handouts. Which part of self-rule leads you to believe this?

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 01:53 | 1315647 StychoKiller
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Anarchy != Chaos

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:17 | 1314207 SilverDoctors
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Must not have liked the American Idol winner last night.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:18 | 1314213 Rodent Freikorps
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Suicide truck bomb kills at least 32 in Pakistan

compare and contrast

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:32 | 1314700 Hugh G Rection
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archduke ferdinand moment coming soon to Pakistan.


Globalist fucks are going to throw us right into the China/Russia meatgrinder.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 21:38 | 1315205 downwiththebanks
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Which contractor did it?

Or was it alCIAda?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:29 | 1314230 agent default
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Just wait for this shit to hit the fan,apparently China is threatening to go to war with the US over intervention in Pakistan.


Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:42 | 1314323 Rodent Freikorps
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If they did, it is bullshit.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:54 | 1314372 traderjoe
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China will eventually have to solve their boy:girl ratio problem.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 19:20 | 1314844 Rodent Freikorps
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Southeast Asia. And no one would care.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 19:37 | 1314865 Yen Cross
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 I'm hanging tight and studing charts. Keep posting and learning. Thanks for  your posts RFK.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 21:21 | 1315158 Rodent Freikorps
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How's it?

China has been threatening to nuke LA for years now. Kind of lame at this point.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:27 | 1314683 NotApplicable
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Destabilize Pakistan, you say? Like when Condi Rice talked Bhutto into returning home to lead her people? Or backing the ever popular Musharraf who enabled GWoT to take root in Pakistan?

I can't imagine why anyone would want to destabilize Pakistan. That's just crazy.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 19:43 | 1314893 Yen Cross
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  Way too old school. Pakistan is destabilized. That was the plan. India?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:30 | 1314260 Dismal Scientist
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'On the other hand, since the average Zero Hedge reader has the attention span of an HFT algorithm'

True enough.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:35 | 1314712 NotApplicable
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For an instant there, I thought I was in a different thread.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 19:48 | 1314903 Yen Cross
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  Send me an ALGO DS? I'll give you credo if it's consistent and workable in muti-plat-forms.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:30 | 1314264 THE DORK OF CORK
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Not getting the feed for some reason - buffering to infinity.

Maybe they are jamming Ireland in particular....................

No need to bother really - we are well trained.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:04 | 1314635 SumSUN
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Same here in B.C. Canada.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:32 | 1314277 kito
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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 16:53 | 1314362 CelticWarrior72
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How do I go long the revolution?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:11 | 1314433 SirPlayomic
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Water, food, weapons.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:16 | 1314455 hedgeless_horseman
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...and torc rings.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 21:23 | 1315153 Rodent Freikorps
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Ever read The Many Colored Land series?

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:16 | 1314465 FieldMarshal
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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:36 | 1314719 NotApplicable
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Another captcha winner!


Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:51 | 1314577 Yen Cross
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  Give em all a shot of OUZO, and an olive branch! Did any one catch the wicked witch of the middle world. (Hint) IMF candidate? Broom Hilda at her best! The EC head is her broomstick!

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 17:58 | 1314608 kito
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Thu, 05/26/2011 - 19:45 | 1314896 Yen Cross
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 Smart ! Keep the loot under a ? I won't tell. But I know.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:07 | 1314633 CompassionateFascist
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Ruckus by public sector employees does not impress. They are merely the lower echelon of the dictatorship of the bureaucracy, just trying to maintain their place at the trough. The revolution/civil war will begin when the independant working and middle classes get riled and find a leader.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 18:37 | 1314722 NotApplicable
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From what I hear, there aren't any.

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 19:50 | 1314908 Yen Cross
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 I tend to agree.

Fri, 05/27/2011 - 02:08 | 1315658 Hobbleknee
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We're all focused on the banks because that's our thing, but I think something like the TSA pedofiles is more likely to push the American people over the edge.


Most people still don't know what the Fed is, but everyone knows it's wrong to let strangers fondle your kids.

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