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Mutiny On The Acropolis: Greek Protesters Seize Finance Ministry

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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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WOW...you are an ignorant SOB

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. 

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