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Pictures From A Violent (And Media Blacked Out) Greek Exhibition

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Some may accuse us of simply recycling the same post over and over, with pictures of what appears like periodic violent rioting in Athens. Trust us: these are brand new, and the main reason why there is a seemingly massive media blackout of the events in Greece is because the journalists themselves are on strike. Luckily, the WSJ has compiled the following selection of pictures showing just how ugly the reality in an otherwise civilized European country has become. And since much of the proposed next round of austerity spending cuts would come from reducing wage costs in the
public sector, cuts in operating expenses at state-owned enterprises,
and reduced defense and health-care spending, the vicious cycle of ever more violent demonstrations will continue as even more cuts are implemented, and as the true depths of the Greek economic depression become self-evident.

Young protester ran as riot police hit others during clashes in Athens on Wednesday. A largely peaceful protest by tens of thousands of Greeks was marred by violence late in the day.

Riot policemen ran through a cloud of tear gas to avoid fire from an exploding petrol bomb. Hundreds of youths wearing ski masks hurled water bottles, firecrackers and other objects at police who responded with tear gas and pepper spray.

Tens of thousands people filled the streets in Athens for a demonstration.

Demonstrators shouted slogans during the protest in Athens. The strike, the second to be called this year, comes just days before the government is due to present Parliament with €26 billion in further spending cuts and tax increases to slash the budget deficit over the next five years.

Transport services also were disrupted, with ferry and rail services suspended after dockworkers joined the strike.

Public transportation around the capital operated on a reduced schedule, and flight operations were hit by a four-hour walkout by air-traffic controllers.

Protesters fought with riot police during the demonstrations.

Journalists also joined in the strike, leading to a blackout of all radio and television news programs.

Protesters lay on the street after clashes with riot police

In May last year, Greece narrowly avoided default with the help of a €110 billion bailout from the EU and the IMF in exchange for measures to cut its bloated budget deficit and reform its economy.

A demonstrator kicked a riot police.

Riot police clashed with demonstrators. Much of the spending cuts would come from reducing wage costs in the public sector, cuts in operating expenses at state-owned enterprises, and reduced defense and health-care spending.

Demonstrators are arrested by riot police

A protester with his face covered in blood looked on during the clashes

A recent public opinion poll shows that Greece's socialist government enjoys some measure of support among the wider public for its reforms, which are seen as correcting decades of stifling overregulation in the economy and mismanagement in the public sector.

 


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Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:09 | Link to Comment pazmaker
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You would think this would be happening in Ireland as well...but I guess not...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:41 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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Guiness is still freely flowing, so they are mellow........

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:45 | Link to Comment pazmaker
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Thank you Mr./Mrs. Junker!!! 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Smartie37
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U-S-A! - U-S-A! - U-S...oops ?! 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Alex Kintner
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oK, Blood in the Streets. I KNOW this one. That means Buy. Err, no Sell. Umm, crap where's my "Dummies for Wall St" book.

Party on Greece. Tell them Fatcat Bansters ENOUGH.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:11 | Link to Comment sabra1
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list the names of all cops, soldiers etc. and their adresses of residence, and see how fast they all back off. you get us, we know where you live!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:11 | Link to Comment mfoste1
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long molotov cocktails

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:15 | Link to Comment Alex Kintner
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Yup. That's why Ireland has been silent. They refuse to throw away a good cocktail.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Thunder Dome
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Ganglord remember, the police can ALWAYS be bribed.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Thunder Dome
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So, just get yourself back to the GHETTO!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Meatier Shower
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Long on protective masks.

Short patience.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:15 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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It is well known in greece that government jobs were not doled out based on merit.

Many industries such as trucking were the victors of an extreme form of regulatory capture such that the public in general were gouged for the benefit of a.few.

Greece is.getting what greece deserves. This is the end result of special interests run rampant, bread and circuses, and a population legitimately cynical who refuses to pay taxes.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:33 | Link to Comment agent default
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exaclty

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 03:30 | Link to Comment Confused
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Sounds familiar huh? 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:13 | Link to Comment digalert
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Media blackout? hoocoodanode

Hey did ya hear Barama has 60% approval? AP reports

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:22 | Link to Comment NOTW777
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yeah but they only polled black rappers and gay union members

 

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/NJ-State-Police-Outraged-Over-Rappe...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:19 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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o/t:

This elucidates why these problems were not created by the banks but by our elected representatives. Remember how everyone was bitching at the banks because sub-prime loans were "targeted" to minorities to take advantage of them? I have always argued that it was the government (Maxine Waters/Barnie Frank particularly) that was PUSHING the banks to make those loans. Well guess what....

http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/11_20/b4228031594062.htm

My strong discontent for my government becomes more visceral and heated with every passing day. I'm so sick of this shit.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:41 | Link to Comment traderjoe
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I find no meaningful distinction between government and bankers.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:42 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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symbiotic relationship - if allowed to develop

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:47 | Link to Comment tmosley
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And yet you support them materially by playing their paper games.

Hypocrisy is funny.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:49 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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STFU unless you buy your groceries with silver, you're playing the same game.

There's really nothing left to say to your ignorance.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:21 | Link to Comment earnyermoney
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Do you work for a TBTF bank?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:02 | Link to Comment Piranhanoia
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He gets diddled by one and enjoys it.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:31 | Link to Comment TSA gropee
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Nice one Bob. Removing the plank from one's own eye comes to mind.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Hugh_Jorgan
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This is what happens when an entire populace fails to understand the age old addage "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably IS too good to be true"

Sorry Socialism, once again you're proven to be unsustainable and inferior to Real Capitalism (which is admittedly imperfect, as well). Strange... history keeps teaching us this lesson, but we never learn...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:23 | Link to Comment topcallingtroll
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Capitalism is the worst system, except for all the others.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:31 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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Winston Churchill.

Nice.

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 00:33 | Link to Comment Fiat Money
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now there's the rub:  What we (anglo/american/judeo/christians) call "FREE MARKET CAPITALISM"  is ACTUALLY   good ol'  Conquistador/Mongol/Roman/Nazi (et al)  CONQUEST...  but under a banner of  pretend altruism & (alleged)  "moral values" superiority. 

 The text-book example is  the British conquest of India... by  so-called "free marketeers" East India Tea Co. (who fought some of the early battles of Brit conquest of India, with entirely  PRIVATE armies.) 

   Just what the hell was so "free market enterprise" about FORCING China to import (India slave harvested) OPIUM, by force of British army bayonets & navy  guns?    The British could produce nothing that the Chinese wanted or needed, so Brit traders FORCED China to import the addictive & debilitating drug.    But you read Anglo/Amer textbooks (authorized by 'the authorities')  on the subject, why,  British (& American)  traders were paragons of "free market trade &  capitalism."  not!  pure extortion & conquest....

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:46 | Link to Comment Franken_Stein
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If only the U.S. had actual capitalism, which it hasn't.

Look at all the socialist government contractors like Boeing, Halliburton, Kellogg company, Blackwater/Xe, etc.

 

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 00:24 | Link to Comment Fiat Money
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yeah!  there's ANOTHER "con-servative" CONFLATING  the DEBT from BAILING OUT BANKSTERS, with  the (otherwise managable) costs of the Social Contract.     

  The social contract is NOT that costly in a nation (like most European states) that don't have HIGH BIRTH RATES  (and thus high inflation from more people chasing dwindling resources)   until the bankers started stealing entire chunks of GDP, that is,  first with fraud (eg  those GolddamnSachs bond sales to Greece that required phony existing debt numbers from bribed Greek officials)

    then with direct extortion of taxpayers (via bribery of politicians,  aka "bailouts".)

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:16 | Link to Comment ThirdCoastSurfer
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I wonder who the enterprising entity was who sold (or provided) all those demonstrators with those flags that double as clubs. "Down with austerity, get your riot flags here for only 20 euros!"  

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Milton Waddams
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In the USA there will be clearly marked 'riot zones'.  

Want to let off a little steam, throw a little fire at 'the man'; go ahead but only in the authorized riot zones or risk a bullet to the head.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:25 | Link to Comment carbonmutant
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Zoning the tide is a fools errand...

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:33 | Link to Comment Urban Redneck
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But most Americans can't read French, who is going to translate the banlieue signs for them?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:23 | Link to Comment Tic tock
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Jeez.. just open some new banks, already

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:28 | Link to Comment michigan independant
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I missed riot dog in the picture.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:27 | Link to Comment Helvidius
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You freaking kidding me?  That looks like FUN!  I'm digging the guy in the first pic, looks like he's saying "Hey Mom!"

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:34 | Link to Comment fbrothers
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We got guns.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:39 | Link to Comment agent default
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I hear AKs in Greece are a dime a dozen nowadays.  Pass the popcorn the main event hasn't started yet.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:43 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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For now.....hear about the gun grabbers at all?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:48 | Link to Comment agent default
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HA! You think  somethiing bought from a couple of Albanians in the middle of the night for 200 Euros is subject to licensing?  Get real

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:04 | Link to Comment ExpendableOne
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"They" have spooky and predators.  

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:44 | Link to Comment dexter_morgan
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a regular 'workers paradise' they got going there for sure

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Ponzi Unit
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Labor productivity is not exactly a top priority in a country where summertime dinners start at midnight and full pensions begin at age 50. Match that up with the work ethic of northen tier Euro states and you have a collision course, per Gross' recent metaphor. US can boast of its slacker hordes, but the Med wrote the book.

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 00:15 | Link to Comment Fiat Money
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showing a little of our anglo/amer WASPish jealousy & resentment, are we?  lol.   

    I'm not an unabashed fan of Mediterranean culture,  either, but how f***ing much "money" do you need to sip ambrosia on Mt. Olympus?  

    I mean, if you're not buying drugs or premium drinks by the kilo,  how much does it cost to party the night away at Ibeza?   perhaps you're blinded by amerikan materialism?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 14:58 | Link to Comment jtaskinen
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Finland supports portugal...

now we will start putting together a law suit on high treason as this is against Lisbon Treaty 125. Bilderberg Katainen to the court.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:07 | Link to Comment alangreedspank
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OMG, even the journalists union's gravy-train has crashed ?

Greeks avoid taxes as much as they can then expected as much as they can from the state. I have no problem with that, but have the decency not to cry when the whole thing comes down.

 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:12 | Link to Comment Ag1761
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Greece is fucked now, they can't deflate to try and help get out of trouble like they used to.

Their olives are wonderful but the price is now staggering 'cause of the shipping costs.

Riots are a daily happening, just not reported as much. This one looks like a regular Saturday

afternoon here in UK and thats nothing to do with the price of Olives.

No fish left in the Med any more, no tourists going this year, everyone going to Turkey

these days where you still get a bargain before they are sucked into the Euro trap.

Keep on stackin

 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:25 | Link to Comment Leo Kolivakis
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The party is over and Greeks want revenge. Only problem is that half the country works its ass off while the other half collects gvt handouts. Terrible situation and the politicians from both major parties are clowns. They're a disgrace to our great ancestors. They lack APXIDIA!!! (BALLS!!!)

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:25 | Link to Comment bbq on whitehou...
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Off-topic: Warning off topic.

If anyone does business with Gainesvillecoins.com

Please for the love of baby Jesus get them to change their "phone noise" to nirvana, even Lynyrd Skynyrd. Anything but the trash that makes me want to set delicate parts of me on fire.

Please I will pay to have Nirvana instead of the horror that is "we hate your call and will kill you on site." In fact i would set myself on fire just to not listen to that horror Gainesville calls "i hate my customers and want them to die in pain."

Please for the love of baby Jesus or kittens or puppys please dont allow your suffering to continue, kill this sound. Maybe if we gather together we can replace this line noise with silence or good music. Even silence would be better then then the "place phone in your pocket and hope you hear the real person answer your call".

Now back to your lies and mischief you cant do anything about.

Must we tolerate phone abuse for only wanting to do business with a company? Let your business know that their "please hold noise" is causeing you harm.

Also let me know if there is a business that has no line "noise" and i will give my business to them. Or to a business the plays music. Nirvana, Perl Jam, Bar stool profits. Come to mine but even some old school legends come to mined. Anything but what they play when your on hold.

 

Yes my rant is now over. Well mostly over im still venting but its a mild old spice flavor of rant.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:29 | Link to Comment fonestar
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It's inspiring to see the Greeks put up a fight but fighting riot police is useless. You need to take the fight straight to the ivory towers if you want to see results.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:30 | Link to Comment The Swedish Chef
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All those spoiled etitlement junkies. Pay or go away. If you want a big, caring state do as we do in Sweden: balance your fucking budget... God, I hate those PIIGS that just want and want and if the rest of us don´t pay for their gazillion benfits they smash up our businesses and burn our cars. Fuck them. Again: FUCK THEM!!!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:32 | Link to Comment agent default
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A government that provides everything can also take everything away.

This fact seems to have been forgotten.  Well time for a reminder.  For everyone.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:41 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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You may have it wrong.

What if, 30 years ago you started a job with a promise of X pension and Y salary.

You work 30 years, but currency is devalued to where salary is worth 70%, and then they tell you "Sorry, banksters gambled with your and other people's money, your pension is now 50% of what we promised."

So if you put in year after year and the state breaks their promises is that spoiled?  Is that greedy?  No, it is justified, it is honorable even to riot rather than roll over and be subservient and accept the lie, the theft.

It is angry and rioting for the THEFT of your labor, your sweat, your toil based on promises made that you fulfilled but the state does not want to fulfill because they are giving YOUR MONEY to the BANKSTER THIEVES.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:47 | Link to Comment The Swedish Chef
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What if I promised to pay your unwed sister your fathers pension as long as she lives and remains single? What if I said that all forrest guards get a "outdoor work" bonus? What if I said everybody can retire at the average age of 55?

 

You know what you´d say? "That is not economically feasible." Because you have half (or more) of a brain. The greeks are schmucks who fell for the most obvious ponzi scheme in history and now they are pissed and still want their astronomically high returns. Who´s supposed to pay for them? They haven´t got any money. Well, we are and the Germans and anybody else who didn´t let populist government buy our votes with obviously BS promises.

 

It´s like the Spaniards. They inherited an insane system for the labor market where it is basically impossible to fire someone who´s been with your company more than 15 years because the settlements will bancrupt the firm. They don´t get it, they still want their 45 days per year...

 

Wake up. The less you get from the gubermint, the healthier the gubermint will be.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:02 | Link to Comment Piranhanoia
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Quisling.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:25 | Link to Comment The Swedish Chef
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Quisling is a serious fucking insult in Scandinavia....

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 00:12 | Link to Comment Fiat Money
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if the shoe fits... 

(if you think "the authorities" have "the 'right'" to GIVE BILLIONS of TAXPAYER obligated dollars, to FAILED, BANKRUPT, politician-bribing, fraud engineering,  mortgage swindling, homeowner evicting, jobs outsourcing, envior trashing, social safety net slashing,  economy gutting banksters....) 

Fri, 05/13/2011 - 00:05 | Link to Comment Fiat Money
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"It´s like the Spaniards. They inherited an insane system for the labor market"

  what, you got something against the Spanish and their 2 hour post-lunch siesta?    Personally,  I think the Spanish being, what? lazy, content, satisfied?    beats the hell out of them stomping through "the New World" raping, pillaging, looting, &  plundering tons upon tons of gold & silver out of the enslaved locals  (as Conquistadors did), which money they used to finance similar rampages through Europe.  

   You are CONFLATING the Social Contract, with LARCENOUS DEBT LOADS,  (many caused by "BAILOUTS" for FAILED, BANKRUPT, INSOLVENT banksters)  and FRAUDULENT finance, made possible by BRIBED govt. officials & regulators. 

 (PS:  if the damn banks weren't getting those MONSTER "bailouts"   local real-estate, commodity, & other prices for items citizens need to purchase,  would fall to where people could AFFORD THEM under their old pension contract amounts, pre-bailouts inflation.) 

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:29 | Link to Comment The Swedish Chef
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Sorry for double posting, I get kinda upset when it comes to this....

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:30 | Link to Comment nah
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see all those 'red' flags... would like to know if they want to replace one top down government with another, or if there is a plan generaly to make sure the dirtbags dont just end up with more power

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as i see it i would rather private ownership of everything and like law enforcement the cops can do... so at least i can freely choose a better life in a more dynamic imperfect world

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the media the unions the cops and the regulators sell fear of a world without military/industrial/banking overreach... ie the stone age

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:31 | Link to Comment superman07
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look at Katrina, what do we know?

if shit hits the fan fast and hard enough the PoPo go home to defend thier families.

Seriously, If you are not prepared to defend yourself now you need to get it started before you are a have not.

I dont want to be a have not when might makes right.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:53 | Link to Comment Cone of Uncertainty
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Role abandoment during Katrina for the police was around 17%.

I would expect that number to be far higher when the real, transnational rioting and looting begins.

Only the die hard loner type officers will stick it out, but by then the meat from your dead bones will already be ravaged by the zombies.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:34 | Link to Comment Joey Big Balls
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No fucking wonder they built the world's largest storage of seeds in the antartic a couple years ago. What a joke of a world.

 

We've been masked with Thugs on the radio, money cars and clothes thats a hood knows 

We've been enticed with drugs, violence, and secular wants

and worst of all we lost sight of hte power of love/God

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9LQihokzc4

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:32 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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was that guy kicking the police Ziggy Sabotka??

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:36 | Link to Comment Eireann go Brach
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Come on Ireland! Lets get cracking lads and lassies

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:40 | Link to Comment MrFriskles
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BRING THE CHAOS BITCHES!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:51 | Link to Comment MrFriskles
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Also, as long as we are talking about entitlement culture, the only thing thats unacceptable is the entitlement culture the banking/finance sector espouses. There is nothing wrong with the average joe wanting to get his while he sees these manipulative assholes take take taking and manipulating the game to their advantage while laying everything in their wake to ashes. Gut the JPM and Goldmans of the world before you start taking what little the man on the bottom is clinging too.

 

Goldman Employee: What, only 400 thousand a year, thats not even worth working for!

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:27 | Link to Comment The Swedish Chef
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Two wrongs don´t make a right. Entitlement should be used with caution, none for the bankers and what you can afford for Joe Sixpack.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 23:58 | Link to Comment Fiat Money
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yeah!   what's with all the "ENTITLEMENT!" trolls coming out of the woodwork tonight?   Wall St. has bribed con-gress to hand 'em some $20+ TRILLION in "bailouts" these past 2 1/2 years...   http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aY0tX8UysIaM  (that's nearly 2x the entire national GDP... and those numbers are from 2 years ago!)

 and the trolls are BLAMING THE VICTIMS of wall street fraud, bribery, naked shorting sabotage, & dollar debasement... (etc.)

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 15:43 | Link to Comment Cone of Uncertainty
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How long before the real violence starts?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:07 | Link to Comment TSA gropee
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On the whole when tragedy strikes whether man-made or not, a good percentage of the American population will not conduct themselves like the Japanese have with compassion and empathy for each other. There are those waiting for times of unrest to behave without restraint like the Greeks in the pictures. Except, they will be armed and more than willing to use what they have. It then becomes a matter of return fire on whether you become a victim or not.

 

If you think not, I give you the example of the last two black Friday sales. People fought and were willing to do each other in over a flippin $5 dollar griddle or discounted flat screen. What till actual food or survival is the rationale.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 23:50 | Link to Comment Fiat Money
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"There are those waiting for times of unrest to behave without restraint like the Greeks in the pictures. Except, they will be armed and more than willing to use what they have."

 you're talking about Blackwater,  USG approved gunmen goons sweeping through NO after Katrina,  "protecting" all that drowned property from "looters",  right...?? 

you  talkin' about the US pres-i-dent,  g.w.b.,  flying Air Force 1 to Arizona, to get a birthday cake handed to him by john mc-insane... as a major US city lay drowning, right?  

   you're talkin' 'bout  FEMA  DIRECTOR, guy in charge of america's  MULTI-BILLION dollar  emergency preparadness agency  "heckuvajob brownie"  chatting on his phone about the long lines at Baton Rouge's 5 star restaurants... as the Americans he was PAID to protect, were DROWNING from the USG LEVEES that FAILED (as any sane expert predicted they might)  during/after Katrina, right.....?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 16:45 | Link to Comment mkkby
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Let em riot.  They've been getting a free or subsidized living in a socialist state long enough. Let them grow up and take care of themselves.  As all able-bodied adults should.

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 23:46 | Link to Comment Fiat Money
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if you own US stocks, YOU'VE been getting a FREE RIDE from all those "bailouts," "liquidity injections" and billions   trillions of  bernanke dollars going to Wall St (via the member/owner banks of the Fed)  to ARTIFICIALLY PUMP UP those stock prices... 

  viva socialism - for failed, fat-cat, fraudulent, bankrupt  banksters & wall st. financial companies.. 

 (ps:  if you don't like "socialised big govt spending" stay the hell off the public, very socialized roads & highways)   

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 17:17 | Link to Comment Foul Ole Ron
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Greeks being fractious and fighting each other. Whatever next?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 18:45 | Link to Comment PulauHantu29
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They seem to understand "austerity"....means we cut your payments/benefits so we can Bail out the Bankers. Is that right?

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 19:24 | Link to Comment Buck Johnson
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The police doing the attacking are the ones in green suits that look like chemical suits.  I didn't see these guys last year during the first greek riots, are these guys even Greek.  Something tells me that a unit (either army or police) was given special geer to make it easier to attack the people.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 19:23 | Link to Comment frontierland
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Coming to America Soon...  if the domesticated masses pull their heads outta their asses.

Wed, 05/11/2011 - 21:39 | Link to Comment uraniumito
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Para Kalo,

Take your frustrations out on the Turks you chicken Greek riot police men, at

least they wear protected gear and hold big sticks too... 

Efkharisto!

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 07:05 | Link to Comment prole
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Reminds me of Egyptian girl: "Security forces! You are so tough in front of us, at the border you crawl away!"

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 00:39 | Link to Comment The Heart
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What many here see coming to this country is true, but how many will be around in good health to deal with it is the question to ask.

We already see the well laid plans of Agenda 21 being played out in the continued contamination of the entire northern hemisphere from the radiation of the Fukushima Event. The population control agenda at work now and more proof they do not care about the enviornment or their precious Gia.

What most do not know is that besides this disaster in Japan, there have been high doses of radiation being leaked by reactors all over the world long before the Fukushima Event. Hushed up by Govt Electric (GE).

Time allows the accumulations to continue. How many people noticed that the readings on the EPA RADNET map graphs were showing far greater amounts of radiation in the months before the Japan earthquake? As far back as February there were readings approaching 1,000 CPM of gross beta amounts? The radiation leaks are all planed well to slowly eliminate as many as possible world wide so there is little resistance from healthy beings. Now, the EPA records are being coverred up.

All the gold, bullets, and canned tuna will not save you unless you have been living in one of the many underground cities for the last year or live in the sourthern hemisphere which is also being contaminated little by little.

The continued radioactive contamination that is being allowed by the UN and their supposed nuklear watch dog agency that is supposed to protect the people of the world is doing just exactly the opposite by aiding and abetting the other agencies like the EPA, FDA, and NRC to cover up the continuing and accumulating radiation in the whole northern hemisphere. Everyone who breaths and eats is being affected.

And all the while they keep the mass mind distracted into a thousand other directions. Mainly towards the pursuits of money and things that most consider valuable. Divide and conquer are the tools of the same bunch that has brought you all the slow implementation of Agenda 21 and radiation poisoning.

Also, for those who think the sheeple of the USA will do anything but cower in fear, or feel that there will be a great uprising to save the day, please read the book by the good Dr Begich called "EARTH RISING: The Revolution, Toward a Thousand Years of Peace." This book lists the patents and descriptions of some of the "Non-lethal" and "lethal" riot control apparatus the govt has up it's sleeve ready to use on the populace when the chinga hits the fan. Still, the American can be an unpredictable animal and only a short amount of time remains for all this to manifest or not.

Change is the only constant in the universe and there are plenty of paths to peace and salvation. Necessity is the mother of invention and time tells all things.

Is prudance preparation never-the-less?

Thu, 05/12/2011 - 03:54 | Link to Comment Ponzi Unit
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Swedish Chef has it right. As I recall, the Swedes almost went over the falls in the late 60's with the most generous social welfare system on earth. In 1969, they realized that when you pay people not to work, the whole clusterfuck eventually circles the drain. It's about incentives and rational choice. Offer a free lunch and too many will take you up on it.

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