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

Tyler Durden's picture

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


h/t George

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Dick Darlington's picture

What, no love for Goldman in Greece? But but, everybody loves Goldman. They are doing god's work and all.

schoolsout's picture

Who would have thought that God's work would come under so much fire...

topcallingtroll's picture

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?

flacon's picture

GODman Sachs - spelling fixed for ya. 

Bananamerican's picture

godDAMN Sachs - fixed the fix....jix

Arius's picture

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 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....

Ancona's picture

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.

Franken_Stein's picture


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.


zaknick's picture

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.

Bananamerican's picture

"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....

jerry_theking_lawler's picture

i enjoy playing hide the sausage....just in another context.

Mentaliusanything's picture

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 

carbonmutant's picture

Jobless Greeks searching for relevance...

PulauHantu29's picture

They seem hot under the collar to have to take 50% cuts to Bail out the Banks in the EU....odd, ain't it?

carbonmutant's picture

How long before the Papandreou government falls?

lizzy36's picture

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.

A Man without Qualities's picture

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.

nicxios's picture

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.

ivana's picture

Do you know what does it mean when Greeks wave with hands/palms and 5 fingers stretched   (2nd pic from top)?

Fedophile's picture

Der Führer ist kommen

ivana's picture


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

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

toto's picture

moytza.I'm not sure how to spell it.

Maybe moydza or moydja

Internet Tough Guy's picture

Molotov cocktail, the local drink.

lindaamick's picture

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).

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"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...

Mallenet's picture

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!

Leopold B. Scotch's picture

Yes. If only they paid taxes on their pools, this would never have happened.

Volaille de Bresse's picture

"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...

agent default's picture

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?

depleted_bob's picture

The IMF and ECB requested demos to be privatized.

Peter K's picture

Every Nazi needs his Jew ;(

waldocktrades's picture

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.

downrodeo's picture

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.

Use of Weapons's picture

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.



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.

topcallingtroll's picture

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.

PaperBear's picture

Glad to see they have their enemy firmly identified.

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

dugorama's picture

well, that and you aren't welcome.  In case you haven't noticed, migration across borders is not so straight forward...comprendes?

AG BCN's picture

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…


Caveman93's picture

I love it. The US is in "worse shape" than Greece and we're all sitting at home sucking on thumbs and Buds. :(

jean paul marat's picture

The greek people are just as corrupt as gs. dog eat dog!

jean paul marat's picture

The greek people are just as corrupt as gs. dog eat dog!

FOREX loop.'s picture

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."


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.



Things that go bump's picture

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.  

FOREX loop.'s picture

As it is, they're being offered a free xbox video game system with purchase of a college computer for this fall.

Use of Weapons's picture

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.