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Thousands? It looks moore like several hundred. Not much for a country on the brink.
I suggest the rest of the population is on its way to Switzerland to save their blaggged and stolen proceeds. They should drive to Brussels instead and give it all back to where it belongs!
DEXIA troll, eh?
However, I do agree with you on something. They should all drive down to Bruxelles and burn down the europarliament!
D'Ass.Man. "launches its social media profile"
"Dexia Asset Management has decided to create a coordinated presence on the most popular on-line social networks. Creating credibility in an ever-more-influential medium is a useful way of conveying the analyses and opinions of our team of experts"
Hunh. Well D'Ass.Man. thus far the only credibility you've bolstered with your presence so far is Ahmeexnal's, IMHO.
Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue. If these savages try to revolt due to the ongoing economic upheaval, government has already prepared contingency plans destined to cope with this scenario. Educate yourselves about the NATIONAL SECURITY PRESIDENTIAL DIRECTIVE/NSPD 51:
(1) This directive establishes a comprehensive national policy on the continuity of Federal Government structures and operations and a single National Continuity Coordinator responsible for coordinating the development and implementation of Federal continuity policies. This policy establishes "National Essential Functions," prescribes continuity requirements for all executive departments and agencies, and provides guidance for State, local, territorial, and tribal governments, and private sector organizations in order to ensure a comprehensive and integrated national continuity program that will enhance the credibility of our national security posture and enable a more rapid and effective response to and recovery from a national emergency...
...(b) "Catastrophic Emergency" means any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions;..."
The entire crowd is green lasering the buildings. Its hilarious to watch. Good idea as well.
That's silly. All the words in the world can't subdue a people awakened.
And when that happens - it has already begun - expect many who frequent this site - those who serve the Banker-Gangsters, especially - to attack and vilify them.
They should take you along. Before the EU-parliament you can explain to all constituents how to steal from the people, set up some random and useless committee for the preservation of some non-existing lake and collect some fine proceeds and early retirement for all your hard work. And yes, do not pay your taxes. That is the greek way.
"And yes, do not pay your taxes. That is the greek way."
At least they have enough sense to see through the ruse, that there's actually a value in paying them.
You should either move to Wyoming or lay siege on the White House.
I suppose if anyone is in a position to identify theft, it's the EU Parliament.
Now get back to work: Jean-Claude Trichet needs a shoe shine!
From an European perspective...this is not unusual fro Greece.Neither is defaulting.The other country that comes to mind is Argentina.As long as it´s teargas and fists and billyclubs -it´s quite normal and to be expected.
You should look for live fire and KIA´s and/or potential military takeover before becoming overly concerned.
After all the Greek way of love is equal to Mexican cornholing...
Here are some videos that i just took from the square. Some have actual tear gas rounds going off in front of parliament. The scene became pretty hectic.
Feel free to post these separately (including the pictures I have uploaded as well) on your site.
This seems Bullish to me
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Great place to start filming remake of THE RUNNING MAN 2 - GREECE ROCKS!
0 REM I AM CHUMBAWAMBA
10 LET GDP=310,000,000,000
20 LET DEBT=142.8: REM AS PERCENTAGE (OF GDP)
30 LET REVENUE=39.1: REM AS PERCENTAGE (OF GDP)
40 LET EXPENSES=49.5: REM AS PERCENTAGE (OF GDP)
50 PRINT "HOW MUCH TO BORROW? ";
60 INPUT AMOUNT
70 PRINT "INTEREST RATE? ";
80 INPUT INTEREST
90 LET DEBT=DEBT + ((GDP * REVENUE/100) - (GDP * EXPENSES/100) - (AMOUNT * INTEREST/100))/GDP
100 IF DEBT > 0 THEN GOTO 50
110 END: REM 2012-12-21
I haven't seen elementary BASIC in 1,000 years. Program would work, I guess.
ABC then Numbers then basic.
Actually, it wouldn't, unless your interpreter could parse the commas in line 10. I'm sure there was at least one weird one out there that would.
Nice to see there's at least one other old school nerd around here ;)
I am Chumbawamba.
Hurling bitter oranges? Oosh!
I've been watching the live stream. The anarchists and right-wing dudes have been having street brawls. There seems to be more fighting between Greeks than any real anger directed at the police or politicians. It's funny how easy it is to divide the "people."
are you sure its not plain clothes pigs? There's bound to be some of those...
Holy shit, there is complete rioting right now. I guess I just caught the protest before things really heated up. Go Greece!
the world is with you good people of greece. tell those greedy fuckers where to go!
sorry greek people have had decades to clean up their pig sty, they were too busy borrowing, buying, consuming and not asking questions
Yeah, just like everyone else - unless you feel that people in, let's say the US, have not spent the last couple of decades over-borrowing, over-buying and over-consuming? At least the Greeks are now following Iceland's lead and refusing to accept the raping that the banks bought and paid-for politicians are trying to give them. When the bankers come for you, what will you do?
+1 brother.. can't wait for America to wake the eff up..
...it's getting real old people.. we can start any time now, mmkay?
Watch and remember, Ireland!!!
Sorry dude, Jersey Shore is on and I am too busy seeing what Snookis is going to do. Start without me and my 300M friends please.
Gym, Tan, Laundry!
"I want my Mtv!"
But... my friends aren't doing it yet!
Beside, I have a 6-pack in the fridge and there must be something on TV.
Like the greek you form a commitee for the protection of a non-existing lake and collect the money from the state. If you rob the state with dishonesty like them, you will pay one day.
That Greek had a government connection who shared the proceeds
McLendon Broadcasting & the famed pirate ship Radio Caroline / Radio Atlanta is preparing to resume transmissions again after 30 years- since the sale of KLIF. McLendon Broadcasting is preparing to sail again & accept local pirate advertising dollars in the same manner as the genius Gordon McLendon & christian slater did off the coast of Spain in the 1960s, and sell my last name lock, stock, & barrel. Lets get this party6 started
Its government debt not personal debt. The general population had no idea what the corrupt polticians and bankers were up to. the people of greece never sanctioned the creation of this debt so whay should they, and the generations of greeks that come after them who arent even born yet have to pay for it? At least we know where you stand on the issue.
They're all a bunch of fucking hypocrites, just like you. People always get the leaders they deserve. For decades Greek and other European working classes were grateful for all the entitlement programs, social safety nets, special status for unions, crony jobs and special arrangements that kept the "neoliberal agenda" out of Greece (and the rest of socialist Europe). They wanted politicians who could "get things done for the little man". Nobody ever asked how it worked. Any European politician who tried to point it out, anyone who dared to argue for sound money, austerity and reform at a time when it might have worked, was widely derided as a lunatic, a neoliberal fanatic, an anti-social element "who wanted to go back to the 19th century" etcetera. In fact, Europeans STILL haven't learned the lesson about what kind of politician is to be distrusted. They don't WANT to learn. Unlike in the US, the opposition in Europe today consists largely of commie and fascist fucks who will go well beyond PASOK in their misgovernment. And unlike in the US, the ones who are really going to get screwed, the middle class, are not the ones you see in the street. So go play your violin elsewhere.
You are the finest example of someone whose perceptions have been totally shaped by corporate propaganda and big media. What's really disturbing though is that you seem ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED that you know the truth. You are a clueless moron but I wont be the one wasting any energy to open your eyes. That has to come from within.....
I've heard the same shit all my life. Everybody tried to get everything from the government and everybody avoided paying taxes. In personal debates, you'd hear about "how everybody else is doing it too". If you didn't get what you want, you'd go to your uncle who was a friend with the brother of the local political alligator. Now the stench is all in the open and "the people" feel that they have been screwed by corrupt politicians. That's just pathetic and that's why they'll keep digging their own grave by voting for worse and worse politicians. It's too bad for the few who tried to make and save some money the honest way. But once again, those are not the ones you see protesting in Greece.
It's too bad for the few who tried to make and save some money the honest way.
It's too bad for the few who tried to make and save some money the honest way.
You mean like 95% of the population? Yeah, too bad for them. But they're just necessary collateral damage...
That's why Greece is first and worst. In that country, more than in any other, the "good" guys are much less than 95%. Again, there is scarcely a country in the European Union where the little guy was so eager to play the game in his own small way: I think the informal economy and abuse of government benefits were even more widespread than in Italy or in Belgium. Still if they had confronted the unions and privileged groups (government workers, teachers & selected professional groups, professionally unemployed, in short the kind of people who are out striking and protesting austerity today) and cleaned up their own act say a decade ago, the protest would have been equally violent but EU-style austerity might have actually had a chance of working. If you can't understand this aspect of the story (and like I said, my fear is that many Greeks don't want to get it), you can never fully appreciate the situation Greece is in. For one, I think this sets Greece apart from a less socialist, pseudo-market country like Ireland or Iceland, where the benefits from the boom years really did flow disproportionately to the financial sector, but where the population is coolheaded, less corrupt itself and more likely to really do the right thing. Part of which sadly IS to "suck it up and cope", if I may paraphrase our dear old friend Charlie Munger.
Yes! many Greeks were living high on the hog working for the government, but the rest in the private sector were struggling. Don't paint everyone with the same brush.
Yes! Greeks don't pay their taxes as a protest because it goes to the non-productive gov. sector. Americans don't like taxes and the 16th amendment was voted on during Christmas by traitor politicians.
Greeks have brought democracy to the world and now are showing the world how to dismantle an oppressive corrupt government.
Austerity! Try to take away the iphone from your teen daughter and that's what you gonna get. Revolt. You are the one that create the monster. She will hate you for the rest of her life.
Americans and others should learn from this. I am sure that most zerohedgers do understand what's coming to the US.
Be pationate for the right causes. keep politicians, bankers and all in check. If not, revolt.
Note to the Greeks: Default, default, default join Iceland. Fastest growing economy in the planet by just fishing.
You guys are trashing AoU, but a lot of the things he's saying are true and relevent.
Only if you ignore the facts. Like someone selling you sacks of shit by paying the ratings agencies to stamp "AAA rated fo' sho'!" on the bag and then bribing your gov't officials to ignore the smell.
That's fraud. And the victims of it aren't the culpable parties, no matter how stupid you think they are. Everyone's vision is clearer looking back on a decision.
One can clearly see the debate in the USA sometime in the near future when we face our own debt crisis. Some will blame the greedy banks and politicians who did this behind our backs. Bullcrap. We all know full and well that we are headed towards a path of ruin but we like the benefits without paying their cost. Was the Greek on the street aware of it? Don't know. But we certainly are.
Where the fuck are these benefits that we're all getting? Low gas prices because we get the shit taxed out of us for defense spending? The pride of knowing we're paying for a corporate war machine thats main goal is to perpetuate itself by perpetuating war? All I know is I havent gotten shit but higher taxes, giant oil spilled on my land with no real attempt at cleaning it up, and of course the guilt that goes along with financing the biggest machine of war and genocide in the history of man.
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