Live Webcast From Biggest Spanish Protest Yet

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Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:39 | 1293183 tmosley
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These DeliMex ads keep asking me to log into them. I have to admit, that is some secure add that you have to log into.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:39 | 1293200 Robslob
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Here in Texas we wouldn't waste time wondering around like cattle.

We would probably shoot some bankers, politicians and lawyers though...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:48 | 1293251 sulfur
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well then please go ahead and do so

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:51 | 1293278 kito
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WAIT, NO , THEN WHO WILL RUN THE WORLD? WE BECOME HEADLESS

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:15 | 1293366 Spirit Of Truth
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:50 | 1293889 Henry Chinaski
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Wake me up when the umerikans protest... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 22:31 | 1294312 CompassionateFascist
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When the credit/debit cards stop producing food, you'll be woken up. Suddenly and violently. Remember, all the Europeans have submitted to the gungrabbers. Not here in America. You have no idea how violent this is going to be.  

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 23:10 | 1294405 Oracle of Kypseli
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There has been a delay to the inevitable due to the fact that the foreclosed are living rent free, the unemployed collect for 99 weeks+ and the food stamp recipients are in record numbers. But.. the government can not feed all of us. I predict the breaking point to be spring-summer of 2013 when high unemployment, high foreclosures and end of benefits collide.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:15 | 1293407 smlbizman
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if you are home watching this....watch this as you scan thru your local and major news sources channels....and compare.....

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:24 | 1293645 nufio
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i was actively seraching onilne for any report to this and its really been undercovered.

http://pauagainstthewall.blogspot.com/2011/05/extra-post-spanishrevoluti...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:49 | 1293266 camaro68ss
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Protesting is just in a bouble right now. It will calm down and return to normal soon. Muhahahaha

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:20 | 1293430 Hephasteus
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It only costs 5 austerities to dig it out of the house.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:28 | 1293832 smlbizman
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heph, i junked you cause that was nice....

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:53 | 1293271 Pepe
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so what the hell are you waiting 4

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:51 | 1293513 Zero Govt
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more importantly, what are the crowd waiting for?

i presume these are the usual public sector protestors. Ok yes the politicians have promised you cushy (totally unproductive) jobs for life funded by other peoples work (the private sector) with cushy holidays, unlimited healthcare and 5 star public pensions twice as generous as the people the politicians rob can afford themselves

so the public sector sheep gather in a flock to protest against the broken promises of politicians who are bankrupt, all out of other peoples money, all out of any more foreign debt... what do these sheep expect to fuking happen precisely??????

..they could at least start at the back of the cue behiind the more legitimate complaints of the private sector who pay for this cushy parasitical lifestyle to continue!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:26 | 1293649 flacon
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They expect that tomorrow they will be able to spend like it was today - afterall why not - money is free and they have jobs that they believe actually "produce" things (digging a ditch produces a lot of dirt for someone else to have to fill the ditch back in - makes perfect sense - full employment Keynes style).

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:05 | 1293776 Aductor
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Nothing can be as cushy as being a bankster though. And I was so naive believing in those "market forces" or whatever Yoda spoke about would take care of them.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 20:29 | 1293983 sun tzu
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Government regulators and law enforcement allowed the banksters to get away with it.

Politicians bailed the banksters out. 

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 05:52 | 1294855 reload
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What Zero Govt says is not too wide of the mark, man up junkers and say why you think he is wrong. The Public sector has been sold a lie, as have we all. The difference is that they want the lie to be continued and are in denial, believing that perhaps it can be sustained. The denial has not yet turned to anger but it might do......

It is daily becoming clearer that western democracy and economic stability has been thoroughly subverted. politics, government and financialisation are horribly entwined and corrupted.

I do not see how this can either be sustained or unwound without terrible hardship. I hope I am wrong, Ideas anybody........?

Does debt repudiation, a new hard currency, a flat 20% tax and a ballanced government budget appeal?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:51 | 1293277 rockraider3
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When you are done, can you go to Michigan and take care of that guy who won the lottery 11 months ago but has still been taking food assistance all this time? 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 21:06 | 1294089 blunderdog
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If you're up for that, don't forget John McCain, with his huge salary, military pension, rich wife, and SS benefits.

I mean, what the hell.  Every little bit helps.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:00 | 1293301 Apeman
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There in Texas, you don't even wander around like cattle. You just keep sitting in your couches.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:10 | 1293358 Pepe
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and from there you cheer the cluster bombs falling from the sky. Tough dudes

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 20:33 | 1294001 sun tzu
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Kind of like the gutsy Obama sitting in the White House while ordering hundreds of cruise missiles to destroy Libyan cities while the tough New Yawkers and Clownifornians sit on their couches and cheer him on

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 21:07 | 1294093 blunderdog
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Hey, Apeman, you been to Texass in May?  Gettin' hot, pardner.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:15 | 1293403 suldog
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Need plane fare to NY?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 19:48 | 1293868 mfoste1
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worse is happening right in front of your eyes and you have not done jack shit. Baaaaaaaaa

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 21:19 | 1294126 walcott
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talk is cheap...

 

Fri, 05/20/2011 - 00:14 | 1294592 mophead
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I don't think there's anything special about Texas. Citizens in Texas are just as apathetic as the rest of the country. If it's between freedom and: ipads, who want's to be a millionaire/chef wars, and big SUVS, Texas, like the rest will take the latter, each and every time.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:44 | 1293208 Manthong
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Looks like a heck of a party. Hope they have plenty of tinto and tapas.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:49 | 1293239 jus_lite_reading
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This year BEnron will make sure there is no sell off... NYSE Rule 14.2T is in effect: "No selling whatsoever is permitted [with the full exception of insiders and anyone with connections to the Squid.]"

Liquidity bitches

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:40 | 1293185 mynhair
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Nope.  Never happen here.  Right?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 18:29 | 1293672 knowless
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those that understand the situation have already prepared. the majority is working check to check (be it pay or welfare), when it's disrupted, time bomb. no peaceful anywhere, because of mass forced ignorance. they gonna be lookin for what they want.

met more than a few people with comprehensive looting plans for a city, anything falls, it's over, no marching on the square, strait kill and steal all the way.

the masses are too ignorant to be awakened as a whole, the rabbit hole they say, keep grasping at the walls as they fall, never able to get a hold.

there is too much they don't know to hold peace, it would take too long to just explain a fragment of the truth to them in the state they're in, and a starving man ain't gonna sit for that for long.

 

I'm pretty sure that even incremental devaluation won't be able to keep above riot threshold, but i'm not an expert professional future caller, so who knows, maybe the majority will be fine with their new normal.

so in answer to your question, no, that could never happen here.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:37 | 1293186 SilverDoctors
Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:50 | 1293244 jus_lite_reading
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Interesting... bookmarked it...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:40 | 1293189 Captain Willard
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This will be our kids in 10 years.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:43 | 1293202 vocational tainee
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It will not take that long..

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:45 | 1293218 Weisbrot
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no later than 2013

 

 

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:47 | 1293247 john39
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recent college grads in the U.S. are in virtual debt prison, even if they can find a mcjob.  no dischargability, no way out.  almost like it was set up this way. hmmmm...

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 21:43 | 1294191 sun tzu
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The only hope they had was a federal government job. That's pretty much dead as the feds have stopped hiring. From what I hear, there could be a hiring freeze for up to 5 years until enough people retire to allow fresh blood in. There will likely be mass layoffs in defense, EPA, transportation, DHS and other departments that became bloated under Bush and Obama.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:02 | 1293334 Pepe
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I am not sure. I think they are too well domesticated

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:40 | 1293190 BigMike
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Bring it down...bring it all down!

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:42 | 1293194 Id fight Gandhi
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21% unemployed, wait until is 50% then they'll worry. Until then by your bubble internet stock and party on.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:45 | 1293231 vocational tainee
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21% is regarding the total number of youth. Unemployment of 18 to25 is already 50%..

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:30 | 1293479 topcallingtroll
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People arent hungry enough to work at demeaning low paying jobs. Bring back hunger and watch those spanish take those immigrant jobs. As a bonus you no longer need african immigrants.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 17:39 | 1293506 magpie
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EU setup / Schengen is there for them to move to the "job engine" & "Heart of Europe".

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 23:11 | 1294411 Mec-sick-o
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Ya se les terminó la Caixita Feliz?

Todo ese montón váyanse a Lorca a reconstruirla en lugar de estar estorbando.

Ya hubieran terminado con 2 pájaros de un tiro.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:42 | 1293195 andybev01
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Sad that only about 13k viewers appear to be logged in watching this.

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:45 | 1293216 BigMike
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Yeah, but after a few minutes of nothing happening what reason is there to continue watching?

Thu, 05/19/2011 - 16:55 | 1293293 NotApplicable
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Kind of like watching NASCAR.

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