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Member Of Greek Parliament Assaulted By Angry Mob For Flip-Flopping On Austerity Vote

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When two weeks ago we wrote about a (short-lived) mutiny within Pasok, we noted the name of one Aleksos Athanasiadis, who had decided (briefly) to vote with his conscience and against his ruling party (and proxy for European banking interests) against the austerity measures. Another mutineer MP we cited, was Giorgos Lianis, who had declared his intention to leave politics in order to be able to safely "walk the streets" and not vote for the austerity. He stuck to his word. As was discovered yesterday, Athanasiadis subsequently recanted and backtracked on his promise to vote with the people. Alas, he should have listened to his buddy Lianis. As Reuters reports, Athanasiadis was attacked shortly following the austerity vote which, among other things, passed with his blessing. Ironically, he was walking the street. This time he got away. But something tells us Greeks never forget. And the one thing they hate more than being a slave to the central banking cartel, is being a slave to the central banking cartel and a traitor.

From Reuters:

Greek protesters hurled projectiles at a ruling party lawmaker outside parliament on Wednesday after he backtracked and voted in favour of austerity measures.

A group of around 20 demonstrators threw bottles and a chair at PASOK deputy Alexandros Athanasiadis as he was escorted by five policemen after leaving the parliament building following a vote which approved the unpopular austerity law.

TV images showed him holding his ear but police sources said he was not injured in the attack.

Indicatively, back in America, this guy would become a career politician for life courtesy of an idiot electorate.

h/t Alexis


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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:41 | 1413073 baby_BLYTHE
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So Greece is "saved" if the banksters get paid in full on their bond holdings?

none of this makes any sense

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:08 | 1413166 svendthrift
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When reading statements from bankers it is necessary to invert the sentece to find the real meaning.

So: "Greece is ruined if the bankers get paid in full".

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:17 | 1413192 66Sexy
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This is more like it..

The people watching so closely to what every individual politician does, there is an IMMEDIATE and DIRE consequence for not voting the will of those who are supposedly "represented".

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:15 | 1413208 Sweet Chicken
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I agree. I can't believe more stuff like this hasn't happened already. Even here I am surprised there aren't CEO's getting sniped.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:32 | 1413262 foofoojin
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watch for CEO's leaving. Socialpaths are known for smelling death in the air. I would say they are half-shark but I know enough about sharks not to insult there species in such a mannor.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:41 | 1413294 Cole Younger
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No federal agent, congressman, CEO, central banker, LEO, or whomever tries and protect the government whores will be safe once Austerity is imposed in the U.S. Both the radical left, the radical right, and everyone in between will be shooting. A civil war will occur as this country is polarized and the cause of it is the politicians.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:22 | 1413448 lincolnsteffens
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Sorry, but you are also behaving like POTUS.

"....the cause of it is the politicians."

Excuse me for reminding you it is most of the politicians, many of the largest banks, many of the biggest corporations and most of the citizens. Did I leave anyone out.

If you only speak out where people of like mind are gathered you have done nothing to prevent or aid what is happening. If you have taken advantage of easy credit and trying to do the one upmanship on your neighbor or rival you are a part of the problem of envy and ego. If you have never carried a placard protesting against an injustice, if you have never written to your (voted for them or not) elected representatives or phoned them or e mailed them about one or more issues, if you have never chastised a department head, never argued for or against a rule or law, then I maintain you are part of the problem. Instead of venting on Zero Hedge vent to the people who can do something about it even if it is only the next random person you get into a conversation with.

I watch ZH for understanding about the way the world works. Sometimes I will comment. I rarely offer anything of value to the discussion because I only can give an occasional opinion on human nature and what I have personally witnessed. There are many advanced technicians and analysts here that know a ton more than I do. When I learn something from ZH's A Team I share it with others who could not tolerate large doses of the ugly side which is exposed here.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:33 | 1413469 HowardBeale
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And Obama will be assassinated (or at least there will be attempts): just no way a country "chock full of nuts" and racists (well armed) isn't already stewing, rifles in hand, mumbling "fuckin' _______ president!" as they pace back and forth next to their Ford dualies in the garage, spittin chew at the Obama poster they stuck to the dart board.

P.S. I voted for Obama, but given that he has given the country to Wall Street, I won't be shedding any tears when I hear the news.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:36 | 1413487 malikai
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Sorry Howard, no such luck. Only real presidents get assassinated.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:23 | 1413626 The Architect
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+ 1

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:58 | 1413547 Jendrzejczyk
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Only the well connected/controlled nuts will get close enough to harm him. It will not be a random crimson nape.

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 08:13 | 1414927 Bendromeda Strain
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HowardBeale obviously hearts him some Kunstler. Living in the Northeast, I can say that the superiority complex is not deserved. Barney Frank's district is like a page out of a Dennis Lehane novel. How come these boogeymen rednecks haven't moved on your POTUS yet? Because the bankers have no reason to hire them.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:18 | 1413219 SparkySC
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OuzoPalooza going on there.


PS F' the damn bankers.

Why are people cowering away to these medium shirt wearers?

They couldn't hurt a fly, yet from behind a pen or computer screen they get all 'mid-evil' and try to foreclose on your grandma.




Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:49 | 1413704 slewie the pi-rat
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medium shirt wearers = + 2XLT

i think they have RT's aunt lulu tied to the RR tracks! 

this guy is such a flip-flopping quisling that none of the parties would let him go out the newly-remodeled (@ IMF expense?) tunnel to safety.  plus, they really wanted to see what would happen.  hehehe.  now we know.  perfectly safe.  just do it.  nike.

i recall G-pap airing the question of a plebiscite, a vote by the peeps.  fat chance, now, i'll bet.  he seemed to think it was necessary after the "troika plan leak" but now he is a shoe-in for the Homeric-Platonic Teflon Award.  the fuker is clearly in a class by himself! 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:08 | 1413403 shazbotz
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its only saved in the sense that the EU bankers have a little more time to steal the national wealth and public resources of Greece before dumping it aside when they are done.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:46 | 1413076 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Of course, in a true and decent world, he would be swinging from a lamp post...

... instead, he got a scratch.

What a sad state of affairs. The aspartame and fluoride worked... 100% Pacification!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:59 | 1413126 ZackLo
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Hanging I think is uniquely american....they do it with guilotines over there in europe...

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:59 | 1413140 FinalCollapse
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Depends on which country. In some places, he would have his balls nailed to the wooden bridge.


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:08 | 1413179 Uncle Remus
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Oh I do love quaint local customs.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:19 | 1413234 Bob
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Hell yeah, that was a thing of beauty there. 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:00 | 1413359 Freddie
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They should do that to Pel-osi.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:22 | 1413437 hannah
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you just made me vomit.....the thought of her enormous fuzzy balls.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:23 | 1413451 Uncle Remus
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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:32 | 1413466 malikai
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I think Hannah has some memories to hide from.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:00 | 1413146 southsea13
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Guillotines were(are/will be?) pretty much a product of - but not strictly limited to - France. In the UK he`d just be kicked to death. (Yes, we are lacking the kind of panache of our cousins across the Channel!) 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:09 | 1413187 Zero Govt
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skin them alive!!!!!

..only joking, scalping maybe and i like the balls nailed to the bridge one too :) 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:22 | 1413243 flacon
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In the Middle East they do stoning. It works. 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:34 | 1413271 SumSUN
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I like the balls nailed to the bridge as well.  Sure to leave the rest of the gang scarred for life and sure to think twice before robbing the populace. 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:18 | 1413203 66Sexy
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fuck the guillotines... tar, feather, hang till near death, castrate, draw and quarter the sum bitch...


not necessarily in that order.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:02 | 1413378 Crack-up Boom
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No - they used to hang in Europe, too.  The rich were Guillotined.  England might have been the only country to hang, draw, and quarter, though.    

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:34 | 1413471 zuuuueri
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in greece for thousands of years we have given our lousy politicians the most painful treatment of all: we IGNORE them

in the present situation, though, i think we might need to turn up the heat- they might kill us with all this bullshit before we even get a chance otherwise.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:05 | 1413557 Use of Weapons
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Tell that to Mussolini, a rope worked for him and his wife.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:55 | 1413732 zuuuueri
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in the '40s, america was fashionable.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 19:05 | 1413768 Use of Weapons
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The Fonz, and American Graffiti didn't do so bad for the 50's, either.


If you want to get modern, its 5 tires & a can of petrol, for an African necklace.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 23:55 | 1414492 Things that go bump
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They weren't married, they were just living together.  

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:41 | 1413295 dearth vader
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Lucky for him, he's One of the Immortals = Athanasiades.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:44 | 1413320 Ms. Erable
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Crucifixion does sound like a penalty whose time has come again.

"NAAAAAAAIL 'em up, I say! NAAAAAAAIL some sense into 'em!".

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:05 | 1413574 Steaming_Wookie_Doo
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Had a Python flashback:


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:10 | 1413589 Use of Weapons
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In Roman Law, the offenses (crimina) punishable by criminal Courts, following a State-controlled
procedure, were either offenses directly against the political community (like treason, for instance),
or offenses which were directed at individuals but produced insecurity in the entire community
(some instances of murder, for example). These Courts, together with their rules and procedures,
covered only the offenses understood to affect the state or the society as a whole. Other actions that
nowadays we consider as punishable crimes, like simple (furtum) and aggravated (rapina) theft, and
assault, were considered not to be crimina, but delicta (the ancestor of torts), and left to private Law
courts and private prosecution. They were thought to have only an individualized effect upon a
particular victim. However, forgery and counterfeiting (falsum) was a public quaestio because it was
seen as making everyone’s property more insecure
(Andrew RIGGSBY,1999)."Paying the Price for Being Caught: the Economics of Manifest and non-Manifest Theft in Roman Criminal Law"




Just sayin'.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:44 | 1413082 malikai
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One has to wonder if they will actually acheive some sort of political change there.

As for us. Well, we're fucked.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:48 | 1413085 The Axe
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Just like Ben..this time   traitor on debit cards....bitch

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:45 | 1413089 carbonmutant
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Parliament Members' homes are at risk...

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:03 | 1413143 terranstyler
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This is bullish - less supply, higher prices, more wealth!!!111

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:49 | 1413090 BlackholeDivestment
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...some one pimp'd out your children and was delusional enough to walk without a military escort? This is definite Greek delusion and Love American Style all wrapped up in one Gross global dollar, Bill. Blaa haa haa.  PIM(P)CO. Ahhh haa haa.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:49 | 1413091 Jonas Parker
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Coming soon to a country near you. Anyone inside the beltway listening? Naw... Thought not.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:51 | 1413109 agent default
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which country have you got in mind? Cause I've got plenty.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:07 | 1413158 BlackholeDivestment
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...happen to have that noose right now, let me confirm it for you so there is not even a shadow of doubt. HELL NO! This place is the image of the beast and the prophetic strong delusion. Zero Interest and the houses here have not fallen. It's one huge slush fund city full of morons, foreign and domestic.

I give it 4 years max, before it is a smoking heap of ruin.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:50 | 1413094 Cone of Uncertainty
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They should burn his fucking house down.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:08 | 1413167 FinalCollapse
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Naw - they do it only to the refere, after the soccer game. 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:51 | 1413095 acrabbe
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I don't know FunkyMonkey... I guess this is where we see what the Greeks are really made of. Bend over or stand and fight. Personally, I would rather go down fighting and be beaten or shot to death than bent over and ravaged repeatedly and mercilessly by dirty bastards.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:58 | 1413119 GOSPLAN HERO
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FunkyMonkeyBoy is a true patriot.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:52 | 1413102 carbonmutant
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BTW anybody jumping on VISA today...

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:06 | 1413154 dracos_ghost
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I guess somebody saw the debit card fee text from Dodd-Frank. Looks like they like it.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:48 | 1413103 Josh Randall
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Oh the, Riot Dog needs to leave a steaming Gyro on G-Pap's forehead

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:11 | 1413191 The Fonz
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I'd like a picture of that... with me in the frame :)

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:54 | 1413105 10kby2k
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My son (age 22) says that his generation (which encompasses all people of his age group---due to being so wired in worldwide) will not accept the failure of my generation to hand them a solvent economy.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:56 | 1413111 SheepDog-One
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Yea but what are they going to do about it?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:58 | 1413132 ZackLo
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The educated of us are scattered and spread awide but we will not be denied...more and more of us are waking up everyday...and we are fucking pissed...

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:07 | 1413155 10kby2k
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Accept reality. Having a child is not an option. Investigate international options. Refuse where they can to fund the hubris generation. Its the clarity he and his peers express that is so refreshing. Don't underestimate them.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:16 | 1413204 The Fonz
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I agree, those kids are the ones who will fight this goverment. Our generation failed them, and they will save themselves. They'll be the strongest generation of Americans for a hundred years.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:30 | 1413256 Bob
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The wild seeds of that generation are extraordinary people.  And, in comparison with previous generations, they are legion.  All the advantages we gave them with all that borrowed money have definitely paid off . . . their clarity is savage. 

It's no wonder the larger society misrepresents who they are and what they're about the way it does. 

They can be unstoppable.  Whenever they decide to be.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:12 | 1413418 Freddie
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As long as Steve Jobs offers up new iGadgets then the young people will be happy.  Obama is so hip and they love him. 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:25 | 1413619 Long-John-Silver
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 You should get out among them. They know their screwed after what Obama has done to them. Even the Blacks have turned on him. The Black will not vote for a Republican but they will not vote for Obama and will stay home. I have been told this repeatedly by everyone of them I know.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:07 | 1413160 Bam_Man
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OK, but will they at least accept the $20 trillion (by then, at least) in Federal debt?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:09 | 1413186 10kby2k
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+20 tril

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:12 | 1413193 Freddie
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Most of your son's generation voted for the Kenyan cause he could text.  These kiddies also listen to those old banal scumbags that pushed the EU - U2.  Bono helped sell Ireland into EU slavery.

Sonny boy better get with the Hope & Change program.  His pals voted for this 2-1.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:17 | 1413223 10kby2k
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Why are you so bitter? Guilt for helping build this mess?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:02 | 1413381 Freddie
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You should be bitter cause your kid's future is totally f***ed.  At his age he may have a chance.  See the break up of the USSR for how this will play out but it will be worse. Baby boomers and seniors are the ones who are truly ****ed.

I did not "build" this mess. The 20-somethings went about 65 to 70% for the Kenyan.  Not that McCain was much better.  Two sides of the same coin but Mugabe is far far worse.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:30 | 1413459 equity_momo
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Freddie , the boomers are the ones who benefitted the most out of the ponzi with their "keeping up with the Jones' " mentaility , house-flipping , 2 cars , 2 vacation lifestyle they deemed a right - the boomer generation overwhelmingly BELIEVE in government : that is the crux of the problem.

 The 2-1 majority of young dumb fks who voted for the Hopey-Changey puppet still leaves enough kiddies with enough smarts and testosterone to see through the BS. The 22yr old represents a generation who have been given an information source to work this out for themselves and not fall into the trap the boomers did.

 It doesnt take a majority afterall to get things done - the sheep bend with the wind and will go with the flow. 


full disclaimer : i , along with just about everyone on ZH , also benefitted from the ponzi , dont forget that. And we all probably feel we didnt build this mess but many of us were complicit. Many though are taking measures to correct those mistakes.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 23:02 | 1414396 natty light
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Obama is a sell-out tool, but McCain would have likely have us in perpetual war in twice as many countries, if not blowing us to Kingdom Come.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:32 | 1413274 Rodent Freikorps
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And then the band headquartered in Europe to avoid Irish taxes.


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:08 | 1413404 Freddie
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I watched a U-Tube video last night with Nigel Farage when he was in Dublin before the second vote on the EU (2009?).  Bono was pals with all the corrupt policticians and they pushed Ireland into the EU. 

It worked out real well for the Irish.  Farage talked about how the EU forces country's to keep voting until they get it correct.

A bit like Democrats doing recounts until they steal the seat. See Stuart Smalley in Minnesota and others.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:19 | 1413439 Rodent Freikorps
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Ain't it weird how many ballot boxes are "found" in some dem's trunk when they lose a close election?

Winners select the judges. Elections still matter.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:32 | 1413277 centerline
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I think the last election and what has happened since has been a rude awakening for many.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:13 | 1413405 Mad Marv
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I wish that were the case. Cause it's going to take a lot of young people getting pissed if we have a chance for a reset.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:13 | 1413406 Mad Marv
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I wish that were the case. Cause it's going to take a lot of young people getting pissed if we have a chance for a reset.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:13 | 1413408 Mad Marv
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I wish that were the case. Cause it's going to take a lot of young people getting pissed if we have a chance for a reset.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:50 | 1413106 Greeny
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Topic is closed. Period. Who cares about some Greece or Grease

12 million bums is less than population of NY City.

Put some behind bars for f* up behavior and go back to

work. Too much relaxation already for the last 70 years.

Gotta work sometimes at least.. :)))

And no pension plans, don't deserve it. Got to pay taxes

to have one.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:02 | 1413118 SheepDog-One
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Youre always talking of putting everyone behind bars, except for the Pigmen.

Greece will again be bankrupt in a month, in the meantime on to Spain Italy France and the big momma of all US bankruptcies as you wait for DOW 15,000 lmao.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 19:04 | 1413740 Greeny
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Yes it's over, bobo's. You can scream and jump, Otherwise it's pretty simple: If you expect anything from .GOV, you should at least pay some taxes. This welfare state getting ridiculous. Welcome to the western style of live, m*f*ckers! Yes, Work 60-80 hours a week, sleep 6 hours and have 1 week paid vacation, with few sick days that's about it.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:19 | 1413209 Freddie
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The banksters are shit but union govt workers and welfare freeloaders in Greece are shit.  The whole EU experiment of one world love is a joke.  Greece makes nothing.  Greeks want a first world standard of living when they have a third world economy.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:52 | 1413348 Rynak
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Oh, really? Do "the greeks" want that?

And do "the germans" want to live in a mini-china?


(Un-)representative democracy my ass.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:36 | 1413485 zuuuueri
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you mean 'the ten percent of greeks in the parasite class' (either large type parasites in the elites or small type parasites keeping the seats warm in government offices)..

the rest of greeks who work their asses off and pay high taxes and all kinds of 'one time' levies of whatever enters the fantasy of tax inspectors or politicians... they are sick of this shit. 


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:47 | 1413516 Freddie
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Glad to hear that not all Greeks are for parasites lik ethe govt/union/leftists.  The govt workers/politicians/leftys who live off Greek taxpayers are pals of the banksters.  The banksters get the money (DEBT) for the parasites to live on.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:20 | 1413237 Innocent Bystander
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Your are full hubris and Naiveté

..makes me wonder have your balls dropped yet? ..

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:51 | 1413107 Ag1761
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Make him pay his taxes first then consume his flesh

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:18 | 1413425 Freddie
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Bono and U2?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:55 | 1413110 Raymond K Hassel
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As close as any Greek will get to real democracy.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:52 | 1413536 Freddie
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I wonder how many Greeks have those stupid blue Eu bumper stickers on their cars?

The EU has actually been good to the freeloaders, politicians and union types.  They are just fighting to keep the party punchbowl.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:04 | 1413552 NotApplicable
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That's how all external governments work. Punish the productive while rewarding fellow leeches.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:56 | 1413114 GOSPLAN HERO
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Coming soon to the USSA.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:21 | 1413226 Freddie
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The sheep are easily pacified with Oba TV, "Bush's fault" and American Idol.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:26 | 1413244 dexter_morgan
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Don't forget DWTS!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:53 | 1413115 metastar
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The policies of these leaders cause people to lose their lives. Financial terror is real. The people recognize this to be the case. They are seeking the justice they cannot receive through the existing system.

Politicians should be very nervous given that the population is now politically awakened.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:54 | 1413116 scatterbrains
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this is the modern day version of trading blankets for land with the indians who couldnt grasp the concept...the irish are just as clueless. The Greeks on the other hand  see the writing on the wall and will not allow their country to be chopped up. Good for them.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 15:58 | 1413131 Joebloinvestor
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This is great.


I hope the lock up all the politicians and EU bankers in the collisium and then give them a weeks worth of food.


After that they could survive on the scraps people threw at them.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:17 | 1413198 FinalCollapse
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Lock all of them up in one room without access to restroom, give them large dose of ExLax, and wait until they start voting the way people want them to. Shouldn't take too much time.


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:03 | 1413141 Raymond K Hassel
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Survivor just announced Season 24 - Survivor: Syntagma Square.  Reality TV 2.0

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:09 | 1413151 DNB-sore
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you will carry the burden of his vote

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:02 | 1413153 NERVEAGENTVX

Amazing what happens when an entire society of people wake the fuck up and realize that their "democratically elected" government is nothing more than marionettes dangling from the purse strings of the international banking syndicate.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:28 | 1413248 Zero Govt
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clearly the Papaparasite family political dynasty (died in the wool socialists you know) quite like being banker puppets ..let's just guess they've amassed a small fortune for themselves while in office 'serving the people' with equality, fairness and sharing the wealth around 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:20 | 1413429 NotApplicable
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Take away the free booze, and everybody sobers up eventually.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:07 | 1413159 jakethesnake76
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Hahaha whats the odds i would be listening to old lead zepplin tune swinging on the gallows pole...and reading this .....

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:03 | 1413161 Madcow
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Why are these people not addressing the fact that the fiat system has imploded?

Now that the money supply is shrinking - and in catastrophic and irreversible decline to a lack of (voluntary) net new borrowing - what is happening in Greece is guaranteed to get worse and spread throughout the West. 

"Austerity" just makes things get worse faster. So will "tax increases."

The big "plan" of the EU / IMF / ECB seems to be to "Pretend that the money supply is not collapsing in a deflationary vortex so that the markets can pretend that the bankers are going to get paid back."  

Really??  THAT is their plan ? 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:35 | 1413289 centerline
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Ever seen the movie Weekend at Bernies?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:08 | 1413165 01022010
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start the military coup already....waiting for the big she-bang she-bang!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:11 | 1413176 monopoly
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Well that should do it for end of quarter. Now, we shall see if the heggies and algos keep this going or decide to hit the Hamptons at the expense of the sheeples.


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:07 | 1413178 GeneMarchbanks
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How does the old saying go? Once is an accident, twice a trend, three times a problem. Let's all hope this becomes a problem.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:08 | 1413180 falak pema
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This whole vote was a charade; seven opposition deputies were absent : how "convenient". Now the political puppets are all  in the clear (except a few who changed sides to balance "traitors"). The Oligarchs own Greece, they will fleece it until they sink in their own concocted shit...those whom the Gods wish to destroy they first drive mad, thinking they can kick the can and have free lunches at the expense of the people. When the contagion hits all of the west the day of reckoning will come. The Oligarchs will be running out of people to asset strip and steal from.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:08 | 1413182 IMA5U
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And this is why ObamaNation gets driven around in a tank...uh i mean armored car



Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:09 | 1413188 DNB-sore
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Jake, good song

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:21 | 1413224 firefighter302
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We must not look to government to solve our problems. Government is the problem.

Ronald Reagan


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:05 | 1413556 Terminus C
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who then proceded to conduct a massive ramp up in government spending on the military and parabolically inflate the national debt.

He knew the answer, yet still became the problem.

Thu, 06/30/2011 - 00:27 | 1414542 Things that go bump
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Yes, and I hope they buried that old vampire face down with a stake through his heart.  God grant he lie still.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:18 | 1413227 Village Idiot
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Balls laid out on the curb of a dirty street...followed by the swing and impact of a 20LB. sledge hammer.  Feel it?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:23 | 1413231 Tenma13
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"And the one thing they hate more than being a slave to the central banking cartel, is being a slave to the central banking cartel and a traitor."



Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:30 | 1413253 MonsterZero
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Nothing is priceless in Greece...
Selling the future of your children: 485 billion euro
Making it through to another day: 17 billion euro
Electing a politician who will sell you out like a cheap whore: Free

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:27 | 1413245 nobusiness
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Greece will now leave the headlines just like Japan did even though they are still massive disasters.


In other news, the Fed acting under its new authority as a consumer watch dog agreed with the Banksters on continuing to rape the consumer with Debit card Fees.

MA and V up 15% each.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:50 | 1413298 Zero Govt
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Ahh those massive global duo-opolies of credit cards, Mastercard and Visa, bless them. Quiet pair aren't they, never hear a squeek from these two Church mice, except the hip 'street' TV advertising how 'common man' and uselful they are ...not a squeek from any politician anywhere in the Western world at these global monopolies either, that's the power of money for ya

..and as credit goes sooo out of fashion they've seemlessly move into debit cards to continue their domination ...what would they perform like with competition i wonder? Probably never know until Govt collapses and its uber-regulation (protection racket) of this uber-monopolised sector forward please

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:10 | 1413578 NotApplicable
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Just wait until they jack the rates sky-high on existing balances (almost everyone has variable rate cards now). Combine that with the reality of the new bankruptcy law where you have to make payments forever...

and you'd sit quiet too.

I consider this to be the rarely discussed ticking time-bomb that will finish of the American Consumer. Perhaps it's all part of the end of QE2 script?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:28 | 1413259 Franken_Stein
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Thinking about the current situation in Greece I remember

a Japanese computer game that I used to play back in the day:


Streets of Rage by SEGA


This game is epic !


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:37 | 1413280 Caveman93
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What's the effective range on a .308?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:54 | 1413352 Ms. Erable
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'bout 1200 yards, depending on ammo, environmental conditions, and the skill of the shooter. Far less if there's a politician or banker between a motivated shooter and the intended target.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:03 | 1413373 Maximus Failius
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Excellent point.  You probably want to go with a steel core 50 bmg or .338 lapua.  Then you probably have enough penertation to still "Neutralize" the target even if there is a bodyguard between you and the target, or the target happens to be wearing basic body armor.  A skilled shooter with the 50 bmg could make that at 1000 yards on a calm day.


Stick with american ammo for those critical shots.  There is atleast 1 thing we still do better then most, AMMO!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:58 | 1413365 Maximus Failius
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With a proficiet marksman and a good rifle the maximum effective range is about 800 - 900 meters.  with a less effective marksman, probably about 500 meters

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:54 | 1413728 Uncle Remus
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1000 yds is pushing it and that's under excellent conditions.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:33 | 1413282 VyseLegendaire
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Nothing to see here folks.  Move along.  The bankers have and police have the situation uner control.  Go back to bed, enjoy some R&R on a greek island, its new owners Goldman Sachs is now offering discounted rates to all citizens!

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:41 | 1413311 Black Forest
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Greece has always been a nice, cosy place for sustainable investment.


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:37 | 1413283 Rodent Freikorps
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So Greeks are 0 for 3 today?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 16:47 | 1413334 Durchbruch
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I've seen everywhere various articles having the rhethoric of evil banksters /politicians/ eurocrats and good swindled people.  Indeed "the people" have the politicians they deserved. In fact they voted them. And we are lucky that north europeans are being harsh with PIIGS. I'm half italian living in Italy and I know it. The only way to change things is to make the people pay for their collective mishbehaviour. For south europeans do misbehave. They cheated on their public accounts because they do cheat on their personal one, avoid taxes (they are astonished when they hear someone in USA can be jailed because of tax evasion). Germans are right to scare them. They have to change their collective attitude, beginning from their personal one, and only a healthy dose of individual pain can give this hope.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:37 | 1413476 Freddie
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The banksters are to blame but freeloading welfare cheats and govt union workers wanting German taxpayers to carry them are just as bad.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:04 | 1413386 Cheyenne
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Flip-flop, flip-flop... where have I heard that before?

Oh, yeah. It was here, in the good old U.S. of A., when on October 3, 2008 the House of Representatives passed TARP after voting it down just 4 days earlier. In a stark show of bi-partisan capture by Wall Street, 32 Democrats and 26 Republicans changed their no-votes to yes-votes.

Do the banksters even bother writing new scripts, or must the serfs be content with rehash?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:09 | 1413585 NotApplicable
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To be fair, they did change the language.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:42 | 1413684 Cheyenne
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To be accurate, they added 400 pages of pork to what was a 3-page bill.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:06 | 1413397 nicxios
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This will not stop them.

Despite being sold into slavery, cafes are full of youth carelessly laughing another beautiful summer day away. Today was just like any other summer day for them. They're stupid and spoiled, and completely oblivious.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:23 | 1413449 Rodent Freikorps
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Greeks actually had a pretty good life as slaves to Rome.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:37 | 1413488 Freddie
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The Romans built most of the infrastructure in England.   Shame they are not around anymore to purge England of that I*lamic "influence."  The Greeks and Romans/Venitians know how to deal with Allah.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:12 | 1413595 NotApplicable
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Since the Romans are gone and Muslims are not, I take when you say "know how to deal with Allah," you must mean that they let him win?

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:08 | 1413401 Franken_Stein
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Music to my ears:


Streets of Rage soundtrack !


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:22 | 1413435 Franken_Stein
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"Carry on - together.

Sharing every day.

Carry on - together.

Every step of the way."


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:19 | 1413436 doomandbloom
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Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:27 | 1413460 alangreedspank
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I'm wondering... What's the alternative to austerity in terms of out of hand government spending ?

Do those rioters have an actual proposition or they just want the pre-crisis status-quo to be brought back ?


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:45 | 1413501 Freddie
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The govt and banksters just need to hand out bread/pitas,Coca Cola, that crappy wine greeks like, and iPads/Apple gadgets plus free wireless.   They can do the Zorba the greek dance and surf the web on their iPad.

Life is good.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:14 | 1413601 NotApplicable
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Other than repudiation, I doubt it.

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:42 | 1413493 gwar5
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If you're gonna lie and be a traitor, you better learn how to duck.  Now, how about those that didn't even bother to use a head fake on the vote? 

Wed, 06/29/2011 - 17:48 | 1413510 MacedonianGlory
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Riot police attacks tourists in Athens


Wed, 06/29/2011 - 18:01 | 1413559 R.R.
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Τwo more videos  first greek police attacks in  shop with fruits!!!

i think it would be perfect someone to translate in subtitles

the second without comments....

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