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Same Time, Same Channel, Same Protest: Live Feed From Downtown Athens

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It seems like it was just yesterday (and the day before, and the day before that) that we linked to the live feed from Athens' Syntagma square. Oh yes it was. Having narrowly avoided the midday sun, another balmy evening sees the exodus of tens of thousands of Greeks to the front patio of the parliament, where they will now chant in protest of a minimum retirement age of 58 for a few hours, go back to work tomorrow, then repeat the whole spectacle all over again. And while not so desperate Atheneian housewives bang on pots and pans, the Santorini/Ibiza-for-confetti asset swap is currently being finalized.


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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:30 | 1322883 Cassandra Syndrome
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Pots and Pans Bitchez

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:59 | 1322970 Fukushima Sam
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And in the US, dancing at the Jefferson Memorial results in a violent take-down by the pigs...

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:09 | 1322998 Duuude
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Thomas Jefferson...


"The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first."


And we are now cursed with Pygmies.


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:12 | 1323008 cosmictrainwreck
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if, by those of minor stature, you mean our "leaders" <cue riotus laughter> I couldn't agree more

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 19:43 | 1323457 downwiththebanks
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"Now, pardon me while I go rape my slaves."

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:47 | 1323067 Tater Salad
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I would have done the same, Code Pink needs to go down in flames, leftist tards galore!

Good thing I wasn't the pig, wouldn't have been so cival.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 18:10 | 1323225 FEDbuster
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Tater just wants to kick some anti-war, ex-marine, libertarian, freedom lovers ass.  If you let a bunch of people dance at the Jefferson Memorial, the whole structure of the American "Patriot Act, TSA, CIA, NSA, Homeland Security" way of life is at risk. 

"This ain't no party. This ain't no disco. This ain't no fooling around!" 

Life During Wartime, Talking Heads


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 17:57 | 1323234 Gordon Freeman
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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 16:21 | 1323122 Hugh G Rection
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More appropriate today than ever before.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:27 | 1322884 FunkyMonkeyBoy
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Boring. Wake me up when there is a similar gathering in a U.S. city...

of course, i jest, more chance of seeing jesus christ bowling in Texas.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:29 | 1322893 agent default
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Apparently things aren't as bad in the US yet.  But just be a little more patient.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:24 | 1323029 bonddude
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Might not be too long. Feds are getting traction on a major bank fraud story. It includes the 

collapse of IndyMac and several other banks. In one case, a man and his related LLCs were

responsible for fleecing not only stupid bank underwriters but complicit, dirty bankers who didn't

care about credit quality and lied their asses of and then covered up (Sonoma Valley Bank).

The Santa Rosa Press Democrat nails them again. THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING !

With this single entity and his straw borrowers and buyers, he defrauded 15 banks and at least

Half a Billion Dollars.


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 16:08 | 1323099 topcallingtroll
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I hope you are right.

Several thousand need to go to prison, even though hundreds of thousands were complicit in fraud. A RICO case does not require that conspirators talk to each other, merely that they implicitly cooperate in illegal behavior.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:31 | 1322897 IdioTsincracY
Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1322976 I think I need ...
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u guys are a riot.....wake me up for gold revaluation

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 17:59 | 1323238 Ag1761
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I can't believe you found that!! Killed me on the spot...

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 18:24 | 1323291 FEDbuster
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My favorite "Jesus" bowling clip:

"Nobody fucks with the Jesus"



Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:43 | 1322920 in4mayshun
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US citizens will eventually protest....when they're being rounded up to be put in fusion family welfare centers (AKA FEMA Camps) for being homeless and a "nuisance to society."

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:59 | 1322967 serotonindumptruck
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Yep. All those residents of the sprawling tent cities which are appearing across the US landscape will be the easiest to corral into the resettlement (FEMA) camps.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 16:05 | 1323093 topcallingtroll
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Homelessness is not allowed where I live.

It is against the law.

Parts of my state never really concern themselves with the supreme court or even know what it is.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:55 | 1322954 dracos_ghost
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You missed it.

You probably had to know sign language.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:03 | 1322981 silvertrain
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Like a fine Wine, it will be worth the wait...

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:29 | 1322891 Tiresias
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The first country to form the republic form of government will likely be the first to be forcibly removed from it due to "austerity" measures. Ahh, the irony.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:36 | 1322900 praxis
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Its amazing!  I've been watching for @ an hour.  The vibe is intense...they're tyring to rally and attempt a putch on the barricades...

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:36 | 1322911 HamyWanger
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More drama. Nobody will revolt. 

The majority of Greeks totally support the bailouts. 

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:45 | 1322924 IdioTsincracY
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Of course you base that on your direct knowledge of their masochistic tendencies and sheer love of austerity measures.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:44 | 1322931 Lucius_Junius_Brutus
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Do you believe everything you say? Or are you sarcasamly challenged?

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:04 | 1322990 cosmictrainwreck
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you da man, Hamy (I junked ya too, just for fun)

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:15 | 1323016 Number 156
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More drama. Nobody will revolt. 

The majority of Greeks totally support the bailouts.

..He's right you know. The pol's know how to manipulate a gullible populace, at least to the point where the balance of force is in their favor.


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 16:01 | 1323085 topcallingtroll
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Yes of course.

The greek people will continue to support the euro until they don't.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 17:00 | 1323159 Bob
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Hilarious, Hamy!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:46 | 1322928 Oh regional Indian
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The Revolution will be TELEVIZED........

Trivialized, marginalized, euthanized, reprised.......


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:51 | 1322945 agent default
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The people in those countries are no longer willing to listen to anyone any more.  Not politicians not the media, nothing.  It's just that those in power are so damn stupid,living in a little world of their own, that they don't realize the potential of the situation and how downright dangerous and out of hand it can get.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:54 | 1322950 Seasmoke
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i think they know

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:08 | 1322997 Lord Welligton
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But they're to busy going to important meetings to have the time to understand.

And then there's all the expenses they collect while going to the meetings.

All the four/five star hotels they get to stay in.

All the expensive food.

They're doing it for the good of the people.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:51 | 1322944 Number 156
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Here is another angle:   (select 'Parliment Cam')


Get the Jiffy Pop Ready.




Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:54 | 1322952 Doly
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Posted some details about what's going on in Spain here:

Not reposting on ZH because it's a bit bitchy with long comments.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:52 | 1322956 Lord Welligton
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Reminds me of the Icelandic protests.

And then like now I haven't a clue what they are saying.

I don't think the Greek people will stand for the wholesale asset stripping of their country.

I think they will have a revolutionary idea.

"Balance the budget now"

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:04 | 1322991 agent default
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I think it's more along the lines of burning down the parliament and lynching a few politicians.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:58 | 1322965 Lord Welligton
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Did I just hear "Riot Dog"?

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 14:55 | 1322966 BlackholeDivestment
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58? Oh I get it, corruption and the delusion of socialists requires all the world to be taxed ...and you die at work, while your kids remain unemployed. Whoopeee...

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 19:40 | 1323451 downwiththebanks
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To blame non-existent socialism for the failure of CAPITALISM to provide jobs, income or opportunity for the people of the world is a really impressive feat of sophistry.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 02:08 | 1324582 StychoKiller
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You have the right to protect your own life, liberty, and justly acquired property from the forceful aggression of others.  So you may rightfully ask others to help protect you.  But you do NOT have a right to initiate force against the life, liberty, or property of others.  Thus, you have NO right to designate some person to initiate force against others on your behalf.

You cannot give Govt. Officials any rights that you do not have yourself.

Tue, 05/31/2011 - 04:22 | 1324652 downwiththebanks
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The political justification used by Enlightenment thinkers that 'private property' - which they more or less invented out of thin air - was sacrosanct at the same time as they're stealing América and capturing Africans for the 'free market' is one of the best examples of self-serving hypocrisy provided to us by history.

For raw, hard-core hypocrisy nothing is better than Capitalism, baby.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 20:13 | 1323508 Lord Welligton
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You were educated in "Merica"?

Did they fail to explain to you that in Merica "socialism" is for the rich?

Everyone else is slave.

What were your history lessons like in Merica?

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:15 | 1323004 Negro Primero
Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:21 | 1323021 Lord Welligton
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The very same.

What a character.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 17:16 | 1323177 JW n FL
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Love the Dog!


Hate the Pigs!


Remove the Pigs! Banker Owned Puppet Patrol! is a Threat to Freedom! Everywhere!!


Give the Dog Treats!


Corporations Own the Lobby!

The Lobby Owns the Government!

Law Enforcement works for the Duly Elected Lobby Whores!

"We the People" are Screwed!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 19:41 | 1323453 Lord Welligton
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"We the People" are Screwed!

Up Guards and at them again

The "people" may be screwed.

Your are not.

You are "Citizen".

People are people (populous).

Citizen is Citizen. (a willing part of others)

Up and at'im.


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 20:15 | 1323514 JW n FL
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I am ready.. ask the F.B.I. they know.. my down load speeds are for shit!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:25 | 1323031 Confucious 222
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The dog is lucky he lives in Greece.

In the USA some "peace officer" would have already shot it in the head at close range.

Have to send a strong message to other terrorist dogs.


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 19:55 | 1323477 Lord Welligton
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But not funny at all.

I am astounded by what "Merica" has become.

An entire population placed into slavery by law.


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:09 | 1322992 Number 156
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Now, Im trying to understand just what is it that they're protesting about.

  1.  They're protesting having been sold down the river by their government to bail out the big banks?
  2. They are protesting that they aren't selling their sovereignty fast enough so they can keep sucking the teats of the Greek government?
Mon, 05/30/2011 - 20:01 | 1323483 Lord Welligton
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And each is the lie of either side of the same coin.

Toss it.

What do you get?

The same result.

Fuck the people.



Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:14 | 1323001 Ben Probanke
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what they are doing with the lasers? trying to blind the snipers?

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:11 | 1323003 cossack55
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I wish they would have close ups of the gyro vendors.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:14 | 1323012 cosmictrainwreck
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brisk business lately, no doubt

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:18 | 1323010 IdioTsincracY
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And this is how people get it up their asses:

(ANA-MPA)-Greece comes first, prime minister George Papandreou said on Sunday, adding that he will do his duty in the face of the risk of Greece remaining years behind, during an address to local officials in Kalavryta.

"At this time, the country comes first. Not myself, nor PASOK, nor the political parties. In the face of the risk of Greece remaining years behind, I will do my duty. I do not care about petty-party politics and the political cost," Papandreou said.(ANA-MPA) "At this time, the country comes first. Not myself, nor PASOK, nor the political parties. In the face of the risk of Greece remaining years behind, I will do my duty. I do not care about petty-party politics and the political cost, "Papandreou said. (ANA-MPA)

The premier said that from the outset he had sought cooperation so that the country would exit the crisis more quickly while, on last week's meeting of the political party leaders chaired by the President of the Republic, he said that "we converge on many things".(ANA-MPA) The premier said that from the outset he had sought cooperation so that the country would exit the crisis more quickly while, on last week's meeting of the political party leaders chaired by the President of the Republic, he said that "we converge on many things" . (ANA-MPA)

"Political will is needed to transcend the party interests, and this will be proven in action. We can be different, but not enemies," Papandreou said, urging that such a picture of seriousness on the part of the country would give a resounding reply to those who doubt Greece.(ANA-MPA) "Political will is needed to transcend the party interests, and this will be proven in action. We can be different, but not enemies," Papandreou said, urging that such a picture of seriousness on the part of the country would give a resounding reply to those who doubt Greece. (ANA-MPA)


In the name of Greece, I will do my duty ..... now, kindly, bend over!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:35 | 1323040 dogbreath
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sounded like gobeldygook

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 17:02 | 1323166 Bob
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I thought all the loops served to make the smell all the stronger.  Well delivered.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:30 | 1323039 IdioTsincracY
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The pity of it all, is that people still place their hopes in politicians.

This is what Papandreou wrote in 2009:

Yet many of the measures taken in both the United States and Europe to bail out failed banks and shore up ailing industries seem designed to perpetuate a global financial system that is both politically corrupt and morally bankrupt. Fixated on saving the banks, governments are paying little attention to the people who are losing their homes and jobs, their savings and their pensions, as a result of financial decisions beyond their control. The failure of governments to enforce effective regulation of the corporate giants and banking elites has undermined the integrity of our democracies. No wonder taxpayers feel outraged: they’ve inherited trillions of dollars of bad debt, while bankers walk away with millions of dollars of personal wealth.


So... he's in charge now, and guess what.... no change!

'No change' you can believe in!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:50 | 1323072 Bubbles the cat (not verified)
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" charge..." ain't quite the same as "in power". Not sure how many people see politicians as "saviours" anymore. Or even anything other than public liabilities that must be endured and well paid, then awarded, rewarded and pensioned off to private industry. Pretty much everyone I know (in many parts of the world) regards them as just snouts in the trough.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:38 | 1323049 russwinter
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Greeks Need To Resist Expropriation of their National Assets:


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:43 | 1323056 IdioTsincracY
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Only when people will turn their attention to Bankers, we will see true change!


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:50 | 1323073 topcallingtroll
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Hey Tyler you need to take a break today and roll one up or chop a line or just get drunk and get laid.

You have a hundred groupies on this site who would have sex with you at the snap of a finger. Some of them are even female.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:57 | 1323078 IdioTsincracY
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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:59 | 1323087 steveo
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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 15:58 | 1323084 steveo
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I posted up a petition seeking to re-instate increased radiation testing, please sign it, takes less than 60 seconds.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 16:06 | 1323095 Pseudo Anonym
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Ibiza-for-confetti asset swap

I hope the greeks are smarter than that and tell the hofjuden to go to hell. 

Oh, wait.  That's where the hofjuden came from. Hell.  Ok, so perhaps the greeks can give those Satan's agents a middle finger.  Up their ass would be good.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 16:40 | 1323141 Rodent Freikorps
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No free shit, no peace.

So, say they do default. What then would the retirement age be?


Mon, 05/30/2011 - 19:46 | 1323460 downwiththebanks
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Say the Banker-Gangsters whose shoes you shine get ANOTHER bailout to cover their drug-addled, Business-school attending asses:  how will their bonuses be impacted?

Will they still be able to afford to make large purchases of smack and hookers?

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 20:11 | 1323511 topcallingtroll
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What a dilemma for the greeks!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 18:09 | 1323255 Ag1761
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I'm off to Torrevieja in Spain tomorrow, little job at a Desal plant there. Looking forward to some first hand chat with the natives on whats brewing. I'm going to tape some half ounce sovereigns to my gut just in case all hell flies when I'm over there and I need a friendly pilot to get me home....

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 19:13 | 1323390 JW n FL
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enjoy the bossy women! LOL!!

you should be fine with any name brand metal.. passport with you at all times. do you have a travel bag / hide bag that is on the inside of your clothes instead of a pocket on the outside? to keep your bug out stuff in?

Good Luck and Have some fun! if you can take pics and talk to some people maybe you can give us a zero hedge first hand report? Tyler I am sure would post it!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 18:45 | 1323326 MrTrader
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First rule for all Greek debtors: work and pay your debt back. Second rule: see rule No.1.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 19:19 | 1323400 JW n FL
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Greek Debtors!

1. Be Free!

2. Kill ALL Bankers!

3. Ask for Goldman Exec's to be extradited to Greece!

4. Kill Goldman Scumbag Bankers!

5. Give Riot Dog a Home with Lots of Treats!

6. Ban all Punk, Banker Supporters! or Hang them if you can catch them!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 20:04 | 1323495 IdioTsincracY
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Will you marry me?

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 20:14 | 1323517 JW n FL
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you can have my bud light, you don't have to take half my shit from me to get it!

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 19:40 | 1323441 downwiththebanks
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Mr. Trader reminds you, people of Greece, that you are slaves to the Banker-Gangsters.  Before you feed and house yourselves, you are duty bound to provide them money for drugs, gambling, and hookers.

Obviously that's the most important thing in the world.

The fact that the economic system - CAPITALISM - is an abysmal failure that provides neither sufficient numbers of jobs or income is immaterial.

PAY THE BANKERS - they need whores.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 19:27 | 1323415 chump666
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Looks like those madman at the EU/IMF and our fav the ECB are going to bail Greece out redux.  A country that should be kicked out of the EU for sucking taxpayer monies (ala Germany) into black-holes.

Mon, 05/30/2011 - 20:20 | 1323522 JW n FL
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Fuck that! Germany is lucky to be able to have money to give away.. if it was up to me I would have en-slaved that Country for the 1,000 years they bitched about the whole fucking time.. and NO! I dont give a fuck that, that happed last century! and yes I would en-slave your punk ass for saying such shit!

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Mon, 05/30/2011 - 22:40 | 1324216 Plata con Carne
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Dang, I'm unable to view it.  Just says 'buffering.'

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