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More Postcards From A Pre-Revolutionary Greece; Presenting "Goldman's Employee Of The Decade"

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Last night's major anti-IMF rally at Athens Syntagma square was one of the largest peaceful protests in Greece to date. There was one notable highlight: the dubious distinction of Greece's George Papaconstantinou as Goldman's employee of the decade (speaking of Goldman, whatever happened to that Fed investigation into Goldman's use of "derivative arrangements" with Greece. Reminder: "We are looking into a number of questions related to Goldman Sachs and
other companies and their derivatives arrangements with Greece"
Bernanke said in testimony before the Senate Banking Committee). Below is a photographic gallery of last night's events courtesy of Preza.tv


 

h/t George

 

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Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:08 | 1364805 Dick Darlington
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What, no love for Goldman in Greece? But but, everybody loves Goldman. They are doing god's work and all.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:13 | 1364826 schoolsout
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Who would have thought that God's work would come under so much fire...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:53 | 1364928 topcallingtroll
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How dare you question god's work thru his annointed one at goldman.

If he says he is doing god's work then who are you to disbelieve?

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:13 | 1364984 flacon
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GODman Sachs - spelling fixed for ya. 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 18:09 | 1365991 Bananamerican
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godDAMN Sachs - fixed the fix....jix

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:41 | 1364892 Arius
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yeah, doing God's work or so they claim....

It would be interesting to see from the "investigation" if Goldman bet against the financial instruments it prepared for Greece...you know, like the salesman selling the car with broken brakes and buying insurance on the car - not sure if thats what God intends for them to do....

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:09 | 1364821 Ancona
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Investigate Goldman? Right. they'll respond to document requests with five million documents, using the tried and true needle-in-a-haystack method of avoiding prosecution.

 

Can you imagine what it would take just to audit their fucking books.

I think it would be technically impossible, because they could just play hide the sausage with any evidence by moving it from place to place.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:18 | 1364838 Franken_Stein
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At the Nuremberg trials they investigated a whole country and came to a conclusion.

This here is just 1 company.

 

They should demand the evidence in electronic form and then use a search function.

Sue their asses !

Goldman Sucks is a whole rotten criminal enterprise run by New York based American Ashkenazi Jews of East European descent and 1 German national as chief economist.

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:48 | 1364921 zaknick
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At the Nuremberg trials they investigated a whole country and came to a conclusion.

What conclusion (aside from the executions)?

Did you know that during the Nuremberg trials the Nazis showed the judges the Amerikan laws they had based their eugenics on? It was the law of the land; 27 states had forced sterilization laws. "Supreme court of shit" "justice" Oliver Wendell Holmes proclaimed,"Three generations of imbeciles are enough!" in a rigged case from Vihgginia.

Those were the days when the KKK roamed DC in "protest" in yhe tens of thousands. Now they pose as DEA, Customs("ICE ICE baby), ATF, Mah-shals, prison guards,lawyers, judges and cout personnel. Jim Crow is the "War in Drugs" except now they get rich off a cozy black market shared by them and the drug trafficking banksters.

The cynicism knows no bounds.
Amazing.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 18:12 | 1365996 Bananamerican
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"They should demand the evidence in electronic form and then use a search function."

Command "F" - "flipped that flaming sack of dog shit" oughta do it....

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:39 | 1364885 jerry_theking_lawler
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i enjoy playing hide the sausage....just in another context.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:11 | 1364832 Mentaliusanything
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If I were a Politician in Greece I would seriously think about the priesthood and /or update the life insurance.

Patience will not buy bread 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:15 | 1364834 carbonmutant
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Jobless Greeks searching for relevance...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:18 | 1364839 PulauHantu29
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They seem hot under the collar to have to take 50% cuts to Bail out the Banks in the EU....odd, ain't it?

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:18 | 1364846 carbonmutant
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How long before the Papandreou government falls?

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:22 | 1364847 lizzy36
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321 is the number of dead Greeks over 100 still receiving pensions.

53 is the number of years since Lake Kopais was drained and eradicated. 30 is the number of civil servants still on the payroll managing the non existent lake.

324 is the number if households in northern Athens to have declared ownership of swimming pools for tax purposes. 16,974 is the number of pools detected by aerial surveillance.

With Goldmans help, Greece lied and cheated their way into the EU. The smartest thing they could do is try honesty on the way out.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:45 | 1364908 A Man without Q...
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But these are merely  examples of Greek cultural identity.  For the Germans to demand the Greeks change any of this is an attack on the very soul of the nation and proves they are nothing more than a bunch of nasty Nazi thugs.  Asking them to do things like pay taxes, work until they are 60, work 5 days a week all, take their "cousin" who's been too ill to work for the last decade off the payroll, fly in the face of thousands of years of culture, going back to the time of Socrates and Plato.  So, they refuse, they will resist, and protest until their oppressors relent and give them more free money.

Greece called Goldman and told them what they needed to do, Goldman took the deal and made a shit load, but there were many other banks who were begging to get involved.  This must have been approved at the highest level of governments, who wanted Greece in the Euro to make the map look pretty and to show which nations they felt were core Europe.  

The fraud is on the European tax payers, who've gained nothing from Greece, but have been made to pay for the foolishness of the technocrats in Brussels who dreamed of a pan European federalist empire, without having a sense of the reality.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:56 | 1364936 spekulatn
Tue, 06/14/2011 - 17:13 | 1369022 nicxios
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What do you know of Greek cultural identity? You read a story in Der Speigel and suddenly you're an expert.

Not a single person in Germany evades taxes?  Cops in New York don't retire after 20 years? And on and on and on...

You think the Greek tax payer hasn't been defrauded?

Tax collection is very ineffective department of the Greek state(what a shocker!) and their agents are nothing but easily bribed Party parasites(another shocker!). It's a real nice setup for the small percentage who benefit from it.

The oligarchy, the political parties--the people who could change the system obviously had no interest in doing it.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:22 | 1364849 ivana
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Do you know what does it mean when Greeks wave with hands/palms and 5 fingers stretched   (2nd pic from top)?

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:58 | 1364932 Fedophile
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Der Führer ist kommen

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:03 | 1364944 dugorama
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kommt.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 15:42 | 1365626 ivana
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Nein.

Palm with 5 fingers is the worst greek curse hundreds of years old.

Means: Damn you! Want you to loose all your 5 senses!

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:13 | 1364965 toto
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moytza.I'm not sure how to spell it.

Maybe moydza or moydja

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:20 | 1364853 Internet Tough Guy
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Molotov cocktail, the local drink.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:22 | 1364854 entendance
Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:26 | 1364865 lindaamick
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If Greece Defaults and tells the banks to screw off and returns to the Drachma, I plan to move there from US as I will finally have high regard for someplace on earth. (I would move to Iceland but I fear I could not stand the darkness in winter).

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:32 | 1364870 Volaille de Bresse
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"With Goldmans help, Greece lied and cheated their way into the EU. The smartest thing they could do is try honesty on the way out"

Yep. Greek people are stuck in a "Who killed Davey Moore?" mental scheme. In other words it's a "hey it ain't MY fault" run for cover. They deserve to sink...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:29 | 1364873 Mallenet
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Thank the gods this happened on a Sunday, when many would be enjoying family time, church, beach or their untaxed pool: had it been a work day the growds would be three times larger!

Wed, 06/15/2011 - 15:11 | 1372204 Leopold B. Scotch
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Yes. If only they paid taxes on their pools, this would never have happened.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:31 | 1364877 Volaille de Bresse
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"If Greece Defaults and tells the banks to screw off and returns to the Drachma, I plan to move there from US"

 

Awww you wouldn't like it except if you like DISORGANIZATION. Think Zimbabwe with olive oil...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:47 | 1364916 agent default
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What would you prefer the organized and (moderately) efficient US/EU police state, or the Greek "we couldn't even if we wanted to" government?

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:31 | 1364879 depleted_bob
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The IMF and ECB requested demos to be privatized.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:38 | 1364891 Peter K
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Every Nazi needs his Jew ;(

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:47 | 1364902 waldocktrades
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There's a really good piece that posits the true warring nations are the private banks who are travelling across borders to take ove entire nations through predatory lending practices.

http://blog.commodityandderivativeadv.com/2011/06/09/sharecropping-in-gr...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:50 | 1364913 downrodeo
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the photo where the guy is flipping the bird is iconic. Going off of the first picture, I had to double check to make sure this wasn't one of WB7's posts. I praise the spaghetti monster for the fact that people finally seem to be getting it.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:50 | 1364915 Arch Duke Ferdinand
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Top Post-Collapse Barter Items and Trade Skills.....

http://seenoevilspeaknoevilhearnoevil.blogspot.com/2011/06/top-post-coll...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 18:29 | 1366063 Bananamerican
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nice list Duke....but "locusts"?

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 14:09 | 1375210 Use of Weapons
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Many parts of the USA are indeed prone to locusts - not that you spraying pesticide with a knap-sack will do anything to save your crops. You'll need a plane, fuel for +10 trips and industrial sized tanks of the stuff.

But, if you're nit-picking, someone doesn't understand modern science:

Diseases you thought had disappeared off the face of the Earth, like bubonic plague or small pox

Note to non-Scientists: Smallpox only exists inside two laboratories (probably actually true) in the world. It only becomes a threat if someone cracks open a type IV vault and uses it.

That is all.

 

p.s.

Many of the tips are feasible, but they only work in a rural setting, btw. Oh, and insects are actually a great source of protein - in a depleted environment, where your top soil has been ruined by 50+ years of oil based fertilisers, you might not be able to sustain large animals such as cows or horses. Insect farming can produce large amounts of clean protein (unlike cows, locusts / maggots etc won't pass on nasty diseases to you) at very good ratios.

 

http://www.world-science.org/forum/arnold_van_huis_insects_edible_wageni...

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:51 | 1364919 topcallingtroll
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The greeks have decided to sell their carbon credits to make money.

Another perfect greece fraud. Now that all their debt fraud is uncovered they will sell their carbon credits. Given rampant financial and tax cheating in greece does anyone believe they would actually comply by regulating and monitoring their carbon output.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:01 | 1364939 PaperBear
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Glad to see they have their enemy firmly identified.

So where are the arrest warrants for the Goldman Sachs guys and for George Papaconstantinou ?

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:59 | 1364941 dugorama
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well, that and you aren't welcome.  In case you haven't noticed, migration across borders is not so straight forward...comprendes?

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 11:59 | 1364943 AG BCN
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They (The Greeks) will all go back to the beach if they can continue to receive the government handouts and pay zero tax for those that are working (between coffee breaks) 

The Greek people / politicians along with GS and the ECB are all complicit.

It's another holiday here in Cataluña; Southern Europeans…

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:05 | 1364947 Caveman93
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I love it. The US is in "worse shape" than Greece and we're all sitting at home sucking on thumbs and Buds. :(

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:31 | 1365040 jean paul marat
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The greek people are just as corrupt as gs. dog eat dog!

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:31 | 1365047 jean paul marat
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The greek people are just as corrupt as gs. dog eat dog!

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 12:45 | 1365088 FOREX loop.
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How long before we see american sheeple in the streets protesting like that?

".... its only been a generation since the watts riots. I would expect things to get at least as bad some time in the next five years."

- http://collegemessiah.blogspot.com/2011/06/remember-that-pistol-i-was-go...

I remember the massive protests against Nixon's secret Cambodia bombings. And yet libya and the financial theft hasn't gotten any of this younger generation up and moving. I guess people really get pissed if they might get drafted into an illigal war... not so much if it doesn't affect them.

 

 

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 13:09 | 1365151 Things that go bump
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If they were subject to a draft and forced into slave labor for the state, I think you would see more anti-war sentiment among the young.  

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 13:42 | 1365263 FOREX loop.
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As it is, they're being offered a free xbox video game system with purchase of a college computer for this fall.

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 14:12 | 1375222 Use of Weapons
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Hmm, I suppose if a group was to say, hmm, hack the PSN network, then EveOnline, the MineCraft and on and on and on, you might get some righteous nerd rage going on.

Likewise, once food prices rise in the states, when that burrito gets to $1.50 each, nigga's going to get shot.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKjl3YL1eFg

 

[NOTE. VIDEO IS SATIRE. IT IS NOT REAL]

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 13:04 | 1365131 allenaki
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some photos also in www.anti-ntp.blogspot.com

(meaning anti-nwo)

and video of people, women, children and seniors moving spontaneously towards the side gate of the parliament:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUhWNWfOQHk&feature=player_embedded#at=18

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 13:28 | 1365216 Caveman93
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To quote Dave Mustaine:

They ball -gagged Lady Justice
And blindfolded her so she can't see
The Erosion of the People's Trust
Of what will come to be an FDIC Assisted Suicide

The depression of a depression
Worldwide suicide for the economy
Caused by the dialectic chaos when the
Mob on Wall Street took "We the People" for a ride

When It's Dog eat Dog you are what you eat
Just like the mad dog , that bites the hand that feeds
Like the mad dog , that bites the hand that feeds
Just like the mad dog , that bites the hand that feeds

They took everything and anything
as long as it once belonged to me
The rats got all the money, the roaches
Licked the cupboards clean of TV Dinners and beer

This never ending nightmare
Of the dreams I'll never, ever get to see
And just one silver-bullet to your head
It will set me free from all the life I wasted trusting you

When It's Dog eat Dog you are what you eat
Just like the mad dog , that bites the hand that feeds
Like the mad dog , that bites the hand that feeds
When It's Dog eat Dog you are what you eat
Like the mad dog , that bites the hand that feeds
Just like the mad dog , that bites the hand that feeds

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 13:45 | 1365268 slewie the pi-rat
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when the greeks do epic, they do epic!

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 15:09 | 1365538 AldoHux_IV
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Hope the peaceful protests work to overthrow the corrupt elite policymakers, but these greedy pigs will do anything to remain in power and keep the economic genocide going-- sooner or later people around te world will just have to take their governments back.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 15:36 | 1365598 rayban
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As all good friends deserve, most likely Papa G will get a real job with GS soon after the government collapses. Draghi got it after making the Squid earn some fat fees on Italian privatizations, and Papacostantinou will likely follows his steps.

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 15:56 | 1365650 Eireann go Brach
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Someone should check on the rise of gun sales in Greece, Ireland and Portugal..I am sure the IRA are in training right now and have a chart of their favorite banksters on their boards....and the world will know when the boys come out to play!

Thu, 06/16/2011 - 13:29 | 1366243 Yperkeimenos
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Don't mistake the people of Greece for it's politician's.They where never asked,through a referendum, whether they wanted to be part of the Eurozone or not,nor were they asked about the bailouts as well and yes the gesture,with the five fingers extended, is called a moutza and among other things it means idiot or retarded.Fitting for greek politicians.

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