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Mutiny On The Acropolis: Greek Protesters Seize Finance Ministry

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Someone keep an eye on Waddell and Reed at all times. Repeat: all times. Because once they, and the market, and the Troica realize that the passage of Bailout 2 will lead to a revolution, it will get very, very interesting.

From Press TV:

Protesters belonging to the left-wing
The All-Workers Militant Front (PAME) union unfolded a giant banner from
the roof of the finance ministry building on the central Syntagma
square, calling for a nationwide strike against the new austerity
measures that the government agreed to take in return for the new
bailout package.

"From dawn today forces of PAME have symbolically occupied the
finance ministry, calling on workers to rise, organize their struggle
and prevent the government's barbarous and anti-popular measures from
passing," the front said, AFP reported.

Angry citizens in the country have now, for a tenth consecutive day,
held anti-government demonstrations against the austerity measures.

Protesters have set up a camp in the central square of the capital,
in a move modeled after the Spanish M-15 movement and the uprisings in
the Middle East and North Africa.

The new bailout plan will mean harsher austerity measures, as it is
aimed at reducing the 2011 budget deficit by EUR 6.5 billion. PAME said
the new plan would “turn workers into slaves.”

The plan, however, is set to be approved by EU finance ministers on
June 20. Additionally, the government will also commence its EUR 50
billion privatization program.

Greece received a EUR 110 billion EU-IMF bailout loan last year, as
it faced a massive debt crisis, but did not manage to resolve its
financial problems.

Since last year, Greece has witnessed massive anti-government
protests which turned violent at times and left scores of protesters and
security forces dead or injured.

A poll conducted recently found that the
majority of Greeks no longer have confidence their government can pull
the country out of its national debt.

h/t Econometrist


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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:25 | 1337132 TruthInSunshine
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Long Ouzo, short Jägermeister.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:26 | 1337159 zaknick
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Get the banksters!!!

Wherefor art thou, fake "Fed"???

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:28 | 1337178 Conrad Murray
Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:30 | 1337210 Hx3
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"Man will never be free until the last Banker is strangled with the entrails of the last Politician"

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:05 | 1337379 Confuchius
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Even that is too kind.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:10 | 1337410 mkkby
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Hard for me to feel sorry for all these leeches, who are angy at losing their free lunches.  No able bodied adult should ever get a free ride.  In a free society, there is no justification for forcing productive people to work hard for their own families, and have to subsidize lazy losers.  That applies to corporations and individuals.

Let them starve if they don't want to support themselves.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:24 | 1337452 IdioTsincracY
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Correct usage of 'leech':

Bankers continue to leech off working people!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:30 | 1337476 aerojet
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I feel the same way, but it's a more complex issue than that.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:58 | 1337724 morkov
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The propensity to connect events into a wholesome picture will fail as providing for the daily needs becomes impossible. Who will have the right then? The people who are protesting without understanding the more “complex issue” or you? It’s going to explode soon.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:38 | 1337861 ColonelCooper
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I can't help but wonder, (honestly)  are these people aware of what's being done to them, or are they pissed because they can't squeeze more blood from the turnip?

It's quite easy for us to cheer for default.  Easy to want to see the bankster's rolled.  But is that what these people are after, or just the "free lunch"?

If/when the U.S. is faced with the same choices, will the rioters be pissed at TPTB/TBTF, or just pissed that Obama's stash ran dry?  Is this any different, or do we just want it to be?

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 01:14 | 1338785 dolly madison
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It will be both.

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 04:19 | 1338911 dolly madison
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I just happened upon this tonight, which makes me sure that at least some of the Greeks are aware of what is being done to them.

Tue, 06/07/2011 - 12:58 | 1347300 morkov
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allowing Greece into the EU was due to the expected bonanza from the "restructuring" of E-European economies ... they were to pay for the extra costs to the EU. it's consumed and gone now. no exit fo Greece

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:45 | 1337524 unununium
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What do you care if a bank doesn't get paid back?

Whether it's Greeks or USA homeowners, the deadbeats are not the problem.  The bailouts are the problem.

Taxpayers and dollar-holders must stop paying for the madness.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:48 | 1337532 MrFriskles
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As much as I agree that 50ish is to young to retire... Shit I will only have been working for 15 years at that point (med student). I suggest we hang all of the bankers, financiers and politicians first, then lets figure out how to reform the welfare state particulars. There are bigger parasites in this world than citizens.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:09 | 1337586 MacGruber
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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 19:52 | 1338052 Rick64
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There are bigger parasites in this world than citizens.

 Well said. Austerity measures for everyone except the banks is their agenda. They made bad loans and refuse to accept the consequences.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:49 | 1337538 Shock and Aweful
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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:18 | 1337789 Founders Keeper
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In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer.

 ---Benjamin Franklin (1772)


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:11 | 1337577 ElvisDog
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Greece received a EUR 110 billion EU-IMF bailout loan last year, as it faced a massive debt crisis, but did not manage to resolve its financial problems.

It didn't resolve their problems because Greece has a structural budget deficit that is used to a large extent to pay government workers and for transfer payments to its citizens. That being said, the Greeks are right to protest against further bailouts because loans from the IMF only make the Greek structural budget deficit worse. What the Greeks should do is a total default on all of their debt. Wipe all of it off their books.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:24 | 1337796 Cleanclog
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A poll conducted recently found that the majority of Greeks no longer have confidence their government can pull the country out of its national debt.

See, the Greeks are intelligent and more realistic than the IMF, EU, ECB and foreign banks.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:42 | 1337250 Manthong
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You've got to wonder though, who's pulling the strings over there.. that poster and plan of attack didn't come from some casual meeting of regular citizens and just anyone's PC and Lexmark printer.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:46 | 1337270 GeorgeHayduke
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It came from a Union Printer's shop. Just guessing.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:44 | 1337282 tekhneek
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You act like the people are as worthless as the bankers.

Bankers don't create anything of value for the people. The people do. Whoever made that owns a print shop, obviously. It's not a "difficult" (of course, it takes a lot of effort!) task to organize a rally using social media anymore, either. This is what's going to happen in America soon I'm afraid. It's only a matter of time until we're rushing the capitols demanding what's rightfully ours.

This can't go on forever, eventually there will be a revolution the world over doing everything possible to remove this scum from the earth. It will be a hard, long battle, but it has to happen otherwise (financial) slavery is going to come around full circle.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:52 | 1337331 WeekendAtBernankes
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To abstain asking questions because you hate the banksters is a dangerous precedent.  Let us not forget what happened in Russia, circa 1918.  To trade the yoke of one tyrannical master for another is nary a worthy cause.

This may or may not be what is happening in Greece, but color me suspicous.  The current of revolutionary communism flows wide and deep in that society.  

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:00 | 1337357 pappacass
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Yeah see this is what worries me. If it does go full on then do they know who to revolt against? Politicians might get hit and maybe the odd local banker, and then the army gets involved etc. But in the end what will happen will be what always happens, Rothschild Rockefeller et al will draw an entirely irrelevant line in the sand, split the population evenly into two teams, fund them both and then buy the winner, who are already up to their necks in debt anyways as civil war is frightfully expensive. If there was a surgical strike against the few at the top we mightn't need a revolution at all.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:14 | 1337591 ElvisDog
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Are there any young, hot-looking Rothschild women? I think I'd like to marry into this all-powerful family that has ruled the Earth throughout the ages.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:59 | 1337715 pappacass
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Yes and they are considered the most beautiful women on earth.

However you need to provide a dowery of at least 10 tonnes of gold, a stable of unicorns and 3 greek islands.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 20:25 | 1338143 CompassionateFascist
Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:00 | 1337341 GeorgeHayduke
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Yeah, it looks like Colonial Capitalism is dying as it has finally run its course and is now in a gradually escallating fight for its life. I wonder how much collateral damage we will see through all this?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:09 | 1337767 knowless
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i fucked up my first interview in a while(long while) today, my hands were shaking too hard to lay the metal down. taking the process off my resume because of the shame.


it's not organisation that's difficult, it's avoiding the shots to the head that follow.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 20:14 | 1338112 ColonelCooper
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"You act like the people are as worthless as the bankers."

The shit you leave in the toilet is much different when you eat salads and drink mineral water than it is when you eat chili dogs and drink cheap beer.  They're both shit, they just look and smell different.

"Demand what's rightfully ours?"

The people who are most likely to be rioting the soonest are those who are simply mad that the tit has run dry.  Demanding what hasn't been earned, in one form or another, is what's gotten us here in the first place.

Even of those who may be rightfully pissed, only of handful of them will even know at who.  We have allowed ourselves to be swaddled by the State for so long, we have lost all grasp of what is "rightfully ours".

You give the human race too much credit.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 22:32 | 1338470 Founders Keeper
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[The people who are most likely to be rioting the soonest are those who are simply mad that the tit has run dry.]---ColonelCooper

Good post, Colonel.

The ends do NOT justify the means.

(As an aside, I can't think of a single poster---myself included---on ZH giving a pass to the bankers, financiers, and Greek politicians. Criminals all.)


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:52 | 1337312 US Uncut
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Guess you could say that of anything, huh? Who organized Egypt?  I am sure printshop owners are capable of donating time and effort if they back the cause. As for taking over a building? It is happening ALL the time. Google the "Occupy" movements. Easy to do. There is even a manual on how to do it. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:25 | 1337182 Franken_Stein
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Kurrently we kannot eat Sauerkraut here.

We have EHEC.

We are Germ-ans.

First bird flu, then pig flu, then dioxine, now this.


Btw, few people if any in Germany eat Sauerkraut

Most eat Döner or Dürüm, thanks to the ~3.0 milion Turks living here.

Bockwurst, Bratwurst or Schnitzel is also not bad.


Here is your typical aryan German:


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:34 | 1337228 morty_schatzberg
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The real disease is turkjewitis combined with a malignant form of pc liberalismus. hate to be the breaker of bad news.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:46 | 1337291 Franken_Stein
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The Turks in Germany are a bulwark against too much American / Jewish influence and dominance in Germany.

They're sunni and alevit muslims.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:50 | 1337317 john39
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i'm american, living in america.... america needs bulwarks against americans.  send us some turks please.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:57 | 1337344 margaris
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you already have them. Check TYT (TheYoungTurks)... they are cool

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 22:33 | 1340458 cranky-old-geezer
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Thanks for giving us Rammstein, perhaps the best metal group of all time.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:06 | 1337368 gorillaonyourback
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now thats funny

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:19 | 1337443 max2205
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hasn't happened here and will not because the Govt is = Unions....

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 11:11 | 1339163 Greyhat
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Short Southern Comfort! ;-)


Saving Greece is not mainly an EU Bank bailout, it's all about not to activate CDS contracts, says the Schaeuble ministry.

And who gave these credit insurances?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:18 | 1337135 Robert-Paulson
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Revolution Bitchez!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:44 | 1337263 Sudden Debt
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Strange thing about people who have nothing to lose...

whatever somebody promises them, is always a gain.

The Greek situation is still under control. As long as we see large groups and not 1 leader of the pack singing what should and could, there is still a chance it will pass.

Look at Portugal, they have been in a depression since 2004 and still everything is going down, and still no rebellion. They lack a real leader to rebel and the low wages over there are keeping the lemmings in line.

It's the demographics of the group that actually matter. And the winning country in Europe that actually meets all the criteria for a rebellion isn't Greece but Spain where the revolts come from the young people who aren't bound by family and providing for them.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:00 | 1337345 agent default
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Maybe but the greeks have a well  proven track record when it comes to rioting.  It is like a form of fine art to them. 

Think of it this way would you rather go to the opera/gallery or a good old fashioned riot in the centre of Athens wiht plenty of firebombs, teargas, sticks, rocks. 

I mean come on, it may have started in Spain but I realy expect the greeks to take it to whole new level.  Might even outdo themselves this time.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:45 | 1337522 cahadjis
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[blushing] we try our best ....

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:01 | 1337564 MrFriskles
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I still love that picture a few weeks back of the guy in all black with a helmet and goggles on. He was carrying a big stick with a red flag on one end and using the other to swipe at a cop. Best wishes to the Greek revolution, hopefully an informed and legitimate leader will emerge and start to cut the throats of those complicit in selling their country out.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:12 | 1337399 Oh regional Indian
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The foundational cornerstone of western "civil""I"Z(at)ion is shaking. Kind of fitting. Sideshow though. The tipping point countries, for which greece is the local tunisia will be Portugal/Spain. 

The pillars of atlas are going to see another sinking...



Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:23 | 1337140 suckerfishzilla
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Greece is giving the IMF the middle finger. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:07 | 1337381 Zedge Hero
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A big F U to the IMF, lol damn IMFeeers so you say you want a revolution?  I was sick of all the alphabet networks, so I created my own. To hell with ABCBSNBCNBCNN from now on it's WRN.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:23 | 1337141 Thisson
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Greeks, default and do the austerity anyway.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:26 | 1337168 duncecap rack
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Yes, that's what I have been thinkinng too.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:44 | 1337284 Joe Davola
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Is that what's known as a Lose-Lose scenario?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:52 | 1337535 unununium
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It's what's known as keeping what's yours to keep.

For fuck sake the bonds were not collateralized so why in hell should they be selling off state assets to pay them back?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:16 | 1337606 Clampit
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Exactly, public debt is the ultimate unsecured debt. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:20 | 1337142 TomJoad
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Article title of the week!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:20 | 1337145 Racer
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Hurray! Go Greeks go... power to the people not the banksters!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:39 | 1337252 Dabale arroz a ...
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#worldrevolution now! Democracia Real Ya, the Spanish movement which organized the May 15th demonstrations, which in turn caused all the campings in many cities' main squares (still ongoing, by the way, despite police brutality), is organizing a worldwide day of demonstration at october 15th. Take good note!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:20 | 1337146 qussl3
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So the Greeks will end up showing the Irish how to have a spine?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:50 | 1337302 pappacass
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Nah and I'll tell ya why..  Flouride.  Same reason why ye yanks aren't on the streets yet either. My thesis consists of this: America, Ireland - flouride in the water - no revolution.

Spain Greece - no flouride in the water - getting warmed up nicely

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:44 | 1337518 THE DORK OF CORK
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Bill Black on Irish radio today....

Go to part 1 at 31 minutes


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:46 | 1337681 pappacass
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Dork I don't know what to tell ya, this is something thats been said before in the media but no-body seems to be listening. I'm fed up preaching, I'm fed up ranting, its like a lethargy in the country. A lot more people are wise to whats happenin as time goes on but there's no groundswell, no momentum, just a shrug of the shoulders. At the end of the day its their choice, how they meet the coming times. Better to take care of you and yours and help those that want it.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:24 | 1337147 NO1HOME
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Here Comes your Coupe...Rise UP!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:46 | 1337297 dracos_ghost
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This time, the revolution WILL BE TELEVISED.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:22 | 1337153 Conrad Murray
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This is the place to meet when(alas, if) the US slobs ever decide enough is enough.

Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
20th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC  20551

(202) 452-3000

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:31 | 1337217 zaknick
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The Four Horsemen of Banking (Bank of America, JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup and Wells Fargo) own the Four Horsemen of Oil (Exxon Mobil, Royal Dutch/Shell, BP Amoco and Chevron Texaco); in tandem with Deutsche Bank, BNP, Barclays and other European old money behemoths.  But their monopoly over the global economy does not end at the edge of the oil patch.

According to company 10K filings to the SEC, the Four Horsemen of Banking are among the top ten stock holders of virtually every Fortune 500 corporation. [1]

So who then are the stockholders in these money center banks? 

This information is guarded much more closely. My queries to bank regulatory agencies regarding stock ownership in the top 25 US bank holding companies were given Freedom of Information Act status, before being denied on “national security” grounds.  This is rather ironic, since many of the bank’s stockholders reside in Europe.

One important repository for the wealth of the global oligarchy that owns these bank holding companies is US Trust Corporation – founded in 1853 and now owned by Bank of America.  A recent US Trust Corporate Director and Honorary Trustee was Walter Rothschild.  Other directors included Daniel Davison of JP Morgan Chase, Richard Tucker of Exxon Mobil, Daniel Roberts of Citigroup and Marshall Schwartz of Morgan Stanley. [2]

J. W. McCallister, an oil industry insider with House of Saud connections, wrote in The Grim Reaper that information he acquired from Saudi bankers cited 80% ownership of the New York Federal Reserve Bank- by far the most powerful Fed branch- by just eight families, four of which reside in the US.  They are the Goldman Sachs, Rockefellers, Lehmans and Kuhn Loebs of New York; the Rothschilds of Paris and London; the Warburgs of Hamburg; the Lazards of Paris; and the Israel Moses Seifs of Rome.

Fix it for ya!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:44 | 1337280 Duuude
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Well done Zaknick.


Look into 5 Arrows and RIT London.


Kudos Sir !


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:01 | 1337361 zaknick
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RIT I've heard of slightly somewhere. Five Arrows I'll look into.

Thank you kindly!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:41 | 1337670 Jendrzejczyk
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You two are gonna get a personal tour of Gitmo............a three hour tour, a three hour tour!

I'll be the guy disabling the electric fence with a seagull feather in his cap. See you in SUNNY CUBA!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:44 | 1337677 Jendrzejczyk
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Mary Ann or Ginger?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 20:35 | 1338169 CompassionateFascist
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NY branch of the Fed is a Zionist money-laundry.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:22 | 1337155 SumSUN
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Greece, leave your cameras at home.  You will need your hands to take freedom.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:26 | 1337157 youngman
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I am jelous....why can´t we do this here.....oh thats right...we will..

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:47 | 1337299 MolotovCockhead
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Patience, it will come your way. In the mean time, better utilize your time by preparing your inventory of molotov cocktail, slingshot, spikes, ski mask, gas mask........

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:28 | 1337636 Clampit
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.... encrypted radios, autonomous ordinance delivery, thermal image targeting, LIDAR perimeter security, electrical energy weapons, differential GPS navigation with jammer nulling....;-)

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:22 | 1337161 JimRogers
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Eleftheria i thanatos.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:52 | 1337327 taraxias
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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:26 | 1337162 Instant Karma
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Sh*t! This could be problematic. Glenn Beck was right, as usual. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:22 | 1337163 dukeland
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When the name is "Grease" (pronounced), you must expect a slippery slope... it just started. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:23 | 1337164 Silver Bug
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People are rising up and taking matters into their own hands. This is unavoidable.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:23 | 1337165 homersimpson
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Who do you root for? The libbies who think their job is owed to them, or the libbies in the upper echelon of Greek gov't who spend recklessly? This is like watching a one-legged ass kicking contest. Either way, the ending is not going to be pretty.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:07 | 1337737 tarsubil
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Yeah, ultimately Weimer spawned Adolf. Probably want to be careful about cheering on a revolution. Most revolutions turn out bad.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:28 | 1337174 metastar
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Power to We The People!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:29 | 1337183 Caveman93
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Good call. Long rope on margin, Short ammo 3X. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:30 | 1337186 Motorhead
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They must have hit the ouzo hard today.  Yamas!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:28 | 1337194 redpill
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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:44 | 1337265 mfoste1
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"what fucking money?"

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:49 | 1337310 NuckingFuts
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There never was any money.  Just Walters 'whites' in the ringer......... the ringer cannot feel empty.  This is what happens.........

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:55 | 1337321 firefighter302
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+1 LOL  .. 

Think I'll make a White Russian...

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:30 | 1337842 AmCockerSpaniel
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Make two of those, and post your address

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:31 | 1337196 Caviar Emptor
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Our spooks, errr reporters on the ground are interested in interviewing the PAME leadership 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:32 | 1337198 user2011
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They are SPARTA !!!

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:31 | 1337206 Bob
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Now this what I'm fucking talking about! 

Always nice when you get other people to fight your battles for you, I have to admit.


Why are we such dumb bitches?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 20:31 | 1338163 serotonindumptruck
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You were okay until your last link.

Is that the same Andrew Breitbart who substitutes for Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, and Michael Savage?

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 11:28 | 1339196 Conrad Murray
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If you're more concerned about the name in the link than the information it contains, you are part of the problem and should kill yourself.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:32 | 1337207 Village Smithy
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I have a hard time believing that the Greeks would go for selling assets that are literally timeless to the EU. Tell them to go to hell, you'll take your chances with bankruptcy.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:45 | 1337275 Bob
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Yeah.  They fight for "civilization's" earliest assets.  I see guns coming into this . . . hell, I'd show up for that one--who wouldn't?  This will end well.  Too bad the scripts are so limited. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:31 | 1337216 rsnoble
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Thank god the EU didn't work.  It will be hard to sell US/canada/mexico bs to the people.  Although im sure they'll try.  Once they have a plan they proceed and if you get in the way you are roadkill.

Other thoughts---we need to pull out of Afghanistan and invade Mexico.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:31 | 1337218 PaperBear
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Look at the bilderberg group and you see all of the leading politicians and all of the ultra-wealthy of the world.

Does anyone think we the people have any real voice in our democracies unless we find other politicians to replace these criminals ?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:39 | 1337237 Franken_Stein
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You can say thank you to the Rockefellers, Kissinger, George H. Bush and the CFR as well as the Rothschilds.

Ben Bernanke is also a guest at those Bilderberg meetings.


Have a look here:


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:45 | 1337267 zaknick
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Why politicians? Why "representative democracy" when the infrastructure to connect We the People online already exists?

THINK outside the bankster Matrix.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:16 | 1337422 margaris
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Dont know why you got junked. Basically I agree.

Although the online world is FAR from being fake or deceptible.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:35 | 1337661 Clampit
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Haven't you heard? Junking is the new black - like that's shit's junk man. That's some serious junk ... you don't want to be left out.

Jeez, I hope someone cares enough to junk me.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 21:26 | 1338327 buzzard
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I care man. This junk's for you.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:31 | 1337480 1911A1
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Because democracy is dictatorship of the majority without explicit recognition of human rights and limits on government.

Democracy in its purest form is no better than any other authoritarian form of government.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 23:10 | 1338556 Calmyourself
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Right, which is why there are no pure democracies inthis world that I am aware of. They (democracies) may masquerade as such but they are all representative republics just different flavors

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:35 | 1337219 American Sucker
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What if they pass a law and no one obeys?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:32 | 1337220 phungus_mungus
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There are times when I think it might have been a better idea to have just let Germany go during WWII... 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:42 | 1337268 Franken_Stein
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Better not.

I'm not aware that Hitler was an outspoken "friend of mankind".


Germany just should have done nothing in 1914 and it would all have been alright.


This war was the root cause for all ills of the 20th century.

A lot of needless bloodshed could have been spared.

Millions wouldn't have had to die.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:02 | 1337354 desgust
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you are a Germsn IDIOT and you only know the history they taught you at school, aren't you?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:07 | 1337371 Franken_Stein
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Please don't talk rubbish.


What do you know about what I learned at school ?



Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:06 | 1337387 Franken_Stein
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Please don't talk rubbish.


What do you know about what I learned at school ?



Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:02 | 1337558 equity_momo
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Try reading a book like Conjuring Hitler to get a balanced opinion.  Germany had no choice in the matter.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 20:47 | 1338202 CompassionateFascist
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Too True. Germany fought to break the Red Empire, and was backstabbed by the Anglo-American Empire. Then, they were a great people. Now, having lost, they are w/o a soul. Perhaps they, and us, will yet find one.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:32 | 1337221 Saxxon
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I would say, root for the people who do not wish to be owned by a parasitic foreign agency.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:33 | 1337222 Shell Game
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Global reversion to the mean just getting going. Get small, get very small..


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:27 | 1337376 Shell Game
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Ha!  that Steve Martin moment was going through my head even as I typed it out.  too funny..  Edit: the real Steve does it better.. but, now I'm rambling...

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:33 | 1337224 Zing
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Until the people actually toss these bums out this is all a nothing burger

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:57 | 1337346 Dr. Richard Head
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Ask the Tea Party how that is working out for them.

If we can just get enought Republican to control the house, senate, and Presidency....    /sarc

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:33 | 1337225 IdioTsincracY
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Leftists .... unions ..... that's who's protesting?

Does that mean that everybody else is in bed witth the government and the banksters?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:47 | 1337242 Bob
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Trick question, right?  No, actually, it's just people advocating their own honest interests.  Some weird kinda democracy thing, I guess.  Those Greeks . . .

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:49 | 1337315 alangreedspank
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Yup, the (few) Greeks that had a negative relationship with their government (ie: paying more in taxes that they were taking out) are not represented in those protests.


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:13 | 1337401 agent default
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I think that's where the whole plan went wrong.  By enforcing strict austerity to the country they actually attacked the middle class quite brutally, hence the riots are no longer a leftist thing.  They have managed to get a large part of the formerly silent middle class majority out on the streets.

Well done IMF/EU/ECB.  You are you own worst enemies. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:45 | 1337510 alangreedspank
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Well, I sure hope it's not just the leeches out there.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:37 | 1337226 nah
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it is sexy to be greek... go Greece ! !  ! ! wootz

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:34 | 1337227 island
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May the Greeks have the balls of the Icelanders!


Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:12 | 1337581 richard in norway
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it was only because they had a more direct form of democracy, Icelandic politicians wanted to take bailouts and make bankers whole but the people didn't let them, but i don't blame the politicians so much, most of them have kids. and accidents do happen

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:35 | 1337231 Cheesy Bastard
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Golly, I hope Jimmy and Zorba are gonna be ok.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:38 | 1337232 MonsterZero
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Their Finance Minsitry looks like a flea ridden motel. Would have been best to just burn it.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:35 | 1337233 Dick Darlington
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At the same time while stripping nations out of their assets and forcing austerity on the working people the EU-kleptocrats show how they live in these hard times. (funded by the european tax payers of course)

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:39 | 1337234 Mae Kadoodie
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That is one big-ass expensive banner!  How could they afford such a sign?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:37 | 1337240 Village Smithy
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Funny, no "Breaking News" about this on CNBS.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:51 | 1337308 zaknick
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Or anywhere else ever. I'm in South Anerica watching DirectBS' international signal with channels from all over the world and only Telesur (Venezuela's network) covers it.

Bankster Matrix to the core.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:41 | 1337241 kito
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revolution my ass. the march on varsailles brought crowds with cannons and head-lopping. all i see in greece are a bunch of pushovers with a pretty banner. shit, my high school football games brought tougher crowds. no revolution going on in greece, as much as zh would like to dream of one...

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:40 | 1337256 Zing
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Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:43 | 1337257 Shell Game
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When food become inaccessible, you will get your lopped heads.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 15:51 | 1337303 Spalding_Smailes
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Are you saying ..... Tyler is a Doomer™ ... ? 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:04 | 1337378 kito
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dont get your silver spoon all twisted up spalding (or is it spaulding?)--this isnt even a whiff of a revoltion, nor was spain's pansy protest last week--which left their poitical paradigm quite happily in tact. we havent even remotely approached a good ol' fashioned latin american peoples revolution, where the president is forced to flee the palace by helicopter due to the mobs breaking down the palace gate. as much as i enjoy this site, the whole revolution bit has been overplayed. lets reserve the word "revolution" for appropriate circumstances.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:10 | 1337406 Tyler Durden
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Funny how revolutions are appreciated in their fully appropriate circumstances only in retrospect.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:06 | 1337566 Use of Weapons
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History: an industry where revisionism allows you to double through on an initial investment.


Just sayin'

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:16 | 1337608 zaknick
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Guy has to be a bankster troll. Probably comments in between masturbating at his windowless cubicle at the SEC.


When people are aware they're being raped the banksters are losing. Why do you think they expend so much energy and fiat on owning the media? They've been doing this to countries for a long time and learned long ago that in your face blood spattered banksterism doesn't work.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 17:37 | 1337663 kito
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zaknick, dont forget to take your debit card from the atm machine...we hate having to mail out new ones all the time, really cuts into our profits.. 

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:00 | 1337728 FreeNewEnergy
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Good one.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:06 | 1337388 Herman Strandsc...
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'Not much seems to be happening on the live video. Well apart from those deathly green lazers being branded about. Does anyone know what time the kick-off starts?

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 16:18 | 1337428 kito
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awwwww, all the people masturbating to the scene in greece, waiting to blow their caps at the precise moment the greek government falls to the masses, are junking me!!...better double up on the vaseline because its gonna be a while...

Sat, 06/04/2011 - 03:19 | 1338887 prole
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Kito throws a cup of cold realititty on the thread and gets junked for his efforts. That's what you get for telling the truth.

Fri, 06/03/2011 - 18:55 | 1337907 High Plains Drifter
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all i can say is that its been a very long time since i have seen M80's and cherry bombs......i am jealous.........

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