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Video Of Burning Greek Policeman As Class Warfare Escalates - Protesters Scream "Don't Obey The Rich—Fight Back"

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And Wisconsin thinks it has it rough..."Youths wearing hoods ski masks hurled rocks and fire bombs at riot police  as clashes broke out Wednesday in Athens during a mass rally against austerity measures, part of a general strike that crippled services and public transportation around the country. Police fired tear gas and flash grenades at protesters, blanketing parts of the city center in choking smoke. Thousands of peaceful demonstrators ran to side streets to take cover. A police officer was attacked and his uniform caught fire in the city's main Syntagma Square, before he was rescued by colleagues. His motorcycle was burned. More than 30,000 protesters had attended the Athens rally, which had been calm before the clashes. Protesters chanting "Don't obey the rich—Fight back!" marched to parliament as the city center was heavily policed. A brass band, tractors and cyclists joined the rally."

And for the visual learners:

More from AP:

 The rally was part of Greece's first major labor protest this year as Prime Minister George Papandreou's Socialist government faces international pressure to make more lasting cuts after the nation's debt-crippled economy was rescued from bankruptcy by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund.

The sporadic clashes lasted for more than three hours. About 500 protesters gathered outside parliament after the march and vowed to remain there until the government agreed to make concessions. Protest organizers at that gathering said they had been inspired by ongoing revolts in North Africa.

Prime Minister George Papandreou, on a visit to Finland, said he sympathized with the peaceful protesters.

"Economic situation (in Greece) is very difficult, and sometimes even I myself feel an urge to join the ranks of protesters," Papandreou was quoted as saying to Finnish national broadcaster YLE. "But mere protesting leads nowhere. We need decisions that can genuinely help fixing the problems."

The 24-hour strike halted trains, ferries and most public transport across the country, and led to the cancellation of more than 100 flights at Athens International Airport. The strike also closed the Acropolis and other major tourist sites.

State hospital doctors, ambulance drivers, pharmacists, lawyers and tax collectors joined school teachers, journalists and thousands of small businesses as more middle-class groups took part in the protest than have in the past. Athens' main shopping district was mostly empty, as many small business owners shuttered their stores.

Unions are angry at the ongoing austerity measures put in place by the Socialist government in exchange for a euro110 billion ($150 billion) bailout loan package from European countries and the IMF.

Greeks have endured months of pay cuts, sales-tax hikes and other drastic spending cuts, but protests have been revived by longer-term reforms including involuntary transfers for civil servants and new market rules to end protective job practices for truckers, lawyers, pharmacists and others.

 

 

 

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Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:40 | 988766 I am a Man I am...
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off topic:  geithner has it under control.....not sure what planet he is living on

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-02-23/geithner-says-world-is-in-a-bet...

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:43 | 988783 SDRII
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American Tim = Baghdad Bob

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:46 | 988794 DonnieD
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And Cramer is singing the praises of QE2 on his joke website which is always good for a mid-morning laugh. What a parasitic asshole.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:01 | 988869 flattrader
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Hey Tyler,

In Madison, the only thing being BBQ'd is bratwurst grilled and shared by cops and protestors alike.

The Brotherhood of the Brat rulez!

That incident in Greece is sick.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:11 | 988903 scythian empire
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activisim... what dont they have xboxes?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:07 | 988906 scythian empire
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Guess the generational tax imbalance isn't going so well... a nice warning shot for the boomers here. 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:02 | 989617 Michael
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We need to recruit the kids on TV who are experts at trick shots to throw our Molotov cocktails at our police state thugs.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:42 | 988773 Buckaroo Banzai
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OK, this is seriously fucked up.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:42 | 988779 Sophist Economicus
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Wow!   Burning Man moves to Europe...

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:00 | 989263 Oh regional Indian
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+ for burning Man reference. A wild party like no other.

And very very telling. The significance. Tunisia began with a Burning Man.

So will Italy.

But I see a spark jump to the center...cue Vatican Trouble straight ahead.

ORI

http://aadivaahan.wordpress.com/2011/02/23/ihumor-for-un-funny-days/

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 16:57 | 990226 chumbawamba
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I'm on fire.

I am Chumbawamba.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:49 | 988803 Turd Ferguson
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fuck....

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:41 | 988775 John McCloy
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Let's hope Waddell & Reed took an extended President's day vacation or we could have problems.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:43 | 988780 GoldmanBaggins
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Soo coool! Flaming authority!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:57 | 989243 Cash_is_Trash
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Argh, the pig barely caught fire.. Come on you can do better than that!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 17:24 | 990359 andybev01
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I will have this song playing in the background as I sit on a shady hilltop, sipping a martini and watching civilization burn in the valley below.

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

 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:43 | 988781 the mad hatter
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coming soon to a theater near you

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:22 | 988995 I Got Worms
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That's a hell of a trailer for the movie.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:00 | 989265 Cash_is_Trash
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It's called World World 3 in HD.

Order to receive never before seen footage behind the American Fascist Party and much more!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:05 | 989636 serotonindumptruck
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The European version of that movie was already performed.

 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0171741/

The American version will not be a movie. It will be played out in real time.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:44 | 988786 lynnybee
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the biggest criminal fraud & scam in the history of the world / biggest group of criminal syndicate bankers in the history of the world.... bring them down, not one single human life should be sacrificed for this .     BANKING CRIMINAL SYNDICATE / our day here in the U.S. is coming ...

buy xtra food & share with those less fortunate.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:48 | 988799 pazmaker
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Lynn,"buy xtra food & share with those less fortunate."

 

Unless they are Jewish right?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:50 | 988807 topcallingtroll
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hehehehe..

Don't worry about the Jews.  They are way ahead of us already!

Maybe they will take pity on us poor goyim.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:58 | 988856 SMG
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This has nothing to do with jewish people or religion.   The banking syndicate is firmly controled by Horus / Lucifer cult whose symbol is the eyeball triangle.   Only blaming and revolting against the real problem will result in a better world.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:05 | 989303 mach777
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Junked by us Horusians!

 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:22 | 989416 CU1981
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You rang ?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 16:49 | 990189 Guy Fawkes Mulder
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That may very well be so.

But if I were an honest Jew or Israeli, I'd beat feet out of Israel and I wouldn't say anything pro-Zionist for about twenty-five years or so.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:03 | 988888 SteveNYC
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I don't believe I see a jew reference in Lynnybee's post.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:17 | 988977 lynnybee
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....not in this comment; however, i've referenced ___ bankers in my other postings & i guess i've now got a reputation.    ROBERT RUBIN ........ BILL CLINTON ........ BLANKFEIN...... GEITNER ...... BERNANKE ......... DIMON ........ never forget .

Altho, I've been reading the ROAD to ROOTA guy & he presents a theory that GREENSPAN is secretly a "good guy" .   If this plays out that GREENSPAN & BERNANKE are secretly good guys who are crashing the system deliberately to bring us to a new gold standard & ridding us of the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK ...... well, I'll eat my car & personally apologize.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:23 | 989000 ronin12
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Yup - I've heard that theory before about Greenspan. I think it's because he wrote a paper in the 60s discussing how statists hate gold.

Then he he became Fed Chair and blew bubble after bubble.

So either he was intentionally trying to crash the system or he simply became drunk with power and/or was swayed by political influences. I vote for the latter.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 17:46 | 990468 The_Euro_Sucks
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Greenspan belonged to the inner circle of Ayn Rand, Atlas shrugged she wrote ... (libertarian)

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 20:13 | 990915 dark pools of soros
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Griftopia has a whole chapter on the asshole

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:47 | 989167 Hephasteus
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Greenspan and Bernanke are secretly horrible guys who do anything and everything to maintain and hold onto power and the US military is not the most horrible bunch of terrorists they have to impliment their power. They'll offer any murderous nutjob a chance a legitimacy that they can pull off.

They are going to let the dollar crash, let the euro crash and hope they can install the IMF , world bank and bank of international settlements as the central bank to the world. Your car is not worried. It knows you ain't going to eat it.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 17:29 | 990377 goldfish1
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I've been reading the ROAD to ROOTA guy & he presents a theory that GREENSPAN is secretly a "good guy"

I read an odd piece someone asked my opinion on. It was a strange interview with a being of sorts, maybe a human being, I forget. Basically it was saying that the "illuminati" is doing the bad things they do because it will make us want to become better people and that they are really making great sacrifices being the bad guys.

The article was cleverly presented to make you consider this as a possibility. I dismissed it as the kind of unethical argument some seedy but talented lawyer might present to a gullible mark.

In short, I think it's clear Green span sold out his integrity if ever he did have any. Bernank seems to me to be a self-deluded pawn.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 18:06 | 990533 Guy Fawkes Mulder
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It's an interesting excuse: "I was evil so that you would learn to be good."

But they won't stop and they will kill off all the people they claim they are benefitting (if they are allowed to, that is).

...draw your own conclusions from that.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 18:20 | 990574 SMG
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The road to hell is paved with good intentions.

Supposedly all the misery and human suffering that has been caused and is going to be caused is in the name of making humanity evolve.

Just make suffer, kill, and/ sacrifice billions of innocent human souls all for the greater good of humanity.  That really sounds like the voice of old scratch himself.

I am all for human evolution, I want to see technology and humanity achieve great things now and in the future, but not at any cost.   Humanity without a conscience or a soul is a monster.  We are not gods.  History has shown time and again when men believe they are gods the greatest evil occurs.

 

 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:11 | 988935 lynnybee
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now, now ........ i love all people, especially the innocent ..... we do need to take care of the innocents (children, elderly) .      HOWEVER, ROBERT RUBIN & THE REST OF THE GANG, they've got plenty ....... & just who is the "rest of the gang" ? ....... hey .......... you do the research...... there seems to be a high percentage of jewish people in that gang ...... just stating the facts, jack .    

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:25 | 989436 SMG
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They might have jewish surnames, but they are converts to the Illuminati or Illuminati controlled.  The Illuminati have successfully blamed jewish people in the past (see: Blood Libel).   But make no mistake, the real power in the world are the eyeball triangle worshiping Illuminati.   Channel your anger at them.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:42 | 989526 zaknick
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Bullshit. The Rotschild zionists are thick with them. Intertwined.

Who could forget the German people's cry of jooden fetzen!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:06 | 989640 SMG
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The Rothschilds are no longer Jewish.   They are converted members of the Illuminati religion.     Zionism (ie. the rampant support of Israel) is just a movement started by the Illuminati to cause wars that will depopulate their world and keep us "useless eaters" from using up their resources.

Luciferianism (I believe that's the correct term for the Illuminati religion) borrows from alot of older religions like Babylonian , Egyptian, Pythagoreanism, and Judaism to validate itself, but is it's own separate religion with it's own religious rites. 

Over the past few hundred years they have behind the curtain amassed great wealth and power, to achieve their ultimate goal: ruling unopposed and getting rid of the useless eaters. 

The first step in stopping them is informing people about them, and firmly laying the blame where it is so richly deserved, with them.

PS.  If any illuminati are reading this, I sincerely hope you can see what you are doing is wrong and help stop it. There is still time, and our Creator is forgiving, and none of us live forever.  Thanks.

 

 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 17:34 | 990402 goldfish1
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Will you read my post above and comment?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 18:03 | 990518 snowball777
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Fuck your fnords.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 18:52 | 990629 Guy Fawkes Mulder
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  • Luciferianism is its own separate religion with its own religious rites.
  • They have behind the curtain amassed great wealth and power, to achieve their ultimate goal: ruling opposed.
  • ...none of us live forever.

+1

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 19:37 | 990839 New World Chaos
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I think Lucifer is actually an emergent, self-aware hive mind manifested by the interactions of all the corruption in the world.  When one act of evil inspires another, that is one of Lucifer's synapses firing.  Nothing supernatural about it.  The Illuminati are those who are aware of being part of this Overmind, and they use their occult rituals to gain power and discern its will.  Its ultimate will is to bind us all in an eternal Dark Age of serfdom and ignorance.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 20:02 | 990891 Guy Fawkes Mulder
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potato, potahtoe

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 23:37 | 991561 StychoKiller
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Does Cthulhu get a say in any of this?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 18:47 | 990670 Cleve Meater
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Hey lynnybee,

You've got real purdy ellipse...........

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:57 | 989588 gorillaonyourback
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its not the jews, its the zionists, the fucking queen of england, and large corporate elites.  these fucking elites dont give a fuck if your jewish,white, black ,asian etc.  all they care about is you continue being their financial slave

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:02 | 989621 gorillaonyourback
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there is an easy way to beat these people.  stop buy things on credit.  that includes your house.  the asians do pretty well by all living in a house together and everyone working for the family

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:44 | 988787 papaswamp
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It's on like donkey kong!!!!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:49 | 988792 topcallingtroll
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I guess in a way living in the south in a smaller town has its advantages even though it is boring.

Anybody carrying a molotov will be shot by the police.

I get to watch this from the comfy of my own geographic area! 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:12 | 988942 Rodent Freikorps
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I live in liberal Austin, and if someone lit a cop on fire, the rest would start clubbing protesters to death like baby seals with an expiration date.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:24 | 989012 pods
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Now that is funny!

pods

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:27 | 989028 I Got Worms
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Fellow Austinite here. Home of itchiest trigger/tazer fingers in the land.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:38 | 989107 Rodent Freikorps
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I saw that video. The old bag was asking for it.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:48 | 989181 ColonelCooper
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I met an old (in his seventies??) retired cop from Austin in a bar one night.  He got to talking about his cop days, and told story after story after story... Every dam non eof them ended with, "..so I whacked him with my dang old flashlight."

I have to admit this old SOB had me laughing my ass off for an hour and a half.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:15 | 989375 Vampyroteuthis ...
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I also live in Austin. The police love handing out traffic tickets for everything. Instead of taxing us, they ticket us for everything. This on top of the fact we have roads for a population of 300,000 and have over 1,000,000 citizens in the metro area.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 20:56 | 991009 Rusty Shorts
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Police = Revenue Officer

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 17:06 | 990273 equity_momo
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Move on nothing to see , now give me your firstborn as i believe they are showing signs of criminal tendencies http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/8339772/Child-brain-scans-to-pick-out...

The perfect slave is the one who believes they are free.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 20:58 | 991020 Rusty Shorts
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"don't ever tell anybody that they're not free"

"it's real hard to be free when you're bought and sold in the market place"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EpvRvaki-E

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:16 | 988961 Harmonious_Diss...
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I would expect things to make the rounds to your neck of the woods in time...no gas, no grass, might have to sell your ass!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:16 | 988963 Harmonious_Diss...
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I would expect things to make the rounds to your neck of the woods in time...no gas, no grass, might have to sell your ass!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:47 | 988798 NOTW777
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dems are watching and urging their guys to get alittle bloody

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/145627-dem-lawmaker-on-...

 

non-stop shill coverage by the obama/union business channel

lets break away for another glowing eamon javers report on "hard-working"

union thugs

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:49 | 988801 vxpatel
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Burn the pigs! BBQ...will we ever have roasted pig on our sidewalks? Here's to hope!

Obama/Palin 2012! 

 

JESUS LOVES AMERIKA

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:49 | 988802 Gene Parmesan
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Is that the riot dog at 1:17?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:51 | 988809 DonnieD
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that dog is an adrenaline junky.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:05 | 988901 Hephasteus
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We're going to have to mail that riot dog some fireproof gel for his hair. They are tossing out molatav cocktails like it's happy hour.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:49 | 988804 Id fight Gandhi
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Direct hit. That's why I say hey man nice shot!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:15 | 988959 BKbroiler
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+1 they should have just played that track over the vid.  The chorus hits as the molotov does.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:52 | 988816 msjimmied
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A brass band, bitchez! Got to have one of those.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:53 | 988818 Huck T
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Geithner is out there tearing down the goal posts... but from where I'm sitting this looks like the bottom of the second inning.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:36 | 989490 MachoMan
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mix and match sports analogy fail

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:39 | 989823 Huck T
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Um... that's the point, tough guy: Timmy doesn't know what game is being played.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:53 | 988819 ATM
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Coming to West Mifflin Street in Madison soon.

My old stomping grounds!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:10 | 988930 flattrader
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You should be watching this closer then and be aware that (last I checked) they only head about 10 arrests in 7 days.

Madison PD issued a statement praising protesters for their behavior and restraint.  They are policing themselves.

Madisonm PD arrests more people than that--on average--after one Badger game.

Most of what you remember from Mifflin St. are alcohol fueled student clashes with cops.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:58 | 988827 artinlight
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Are you guys sacred?

Is this not what this blog is about?

Where is the folks telling everyone where to make a profit off this?

And my biggest question - why do I think this is all part of the plan?  This Bix Weir guy is just a prayer I had that came true:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwkpr8D-Fjc

I am 

http://www.luminous-views.com

 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:36 | 989084 Antipodeus
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"Every sperm is sacred."

 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:55 | 988828 johnQpublic
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stop drop and roll dumbass....

ask the guy in the wheelchair

and how much is gas in greece right now?

adjust cost of oil to create demand destruction in molotov markets

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:54 | 988829 cartonero
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Stop, drop, and roll, bitchez!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:57 | 988844 Ragnarok
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The bankers and the communists are not my friends, I don't want to be divided into a camp like that police man. Burned defending a globalist banking cartel against his own interests.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:57 | 988848 Josh Randall
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Did anyone else have the Elementary School "Stop, Drop, and Roll" song playing through their head when they saw him running afterwards ?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:57 | 988853 MarketTruth
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Eat The Rich (they are high in fat content tho, so slow roasting over an open pit may be best).

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 12:58 | 988857 Saxxon
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He's just a guy but he damn well better take that uniform off for the last time, he's on the wrong side.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:00 | 988866 Bruno the Bear
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Looks like silver is closing on $34/oz again.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:01 | 988870 Dr. Porkchop
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The Greeks decided to bypass shoes and go straight to molotovs.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:03 | 988875 Internet Tough Guy
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Whatever happened to Leo 'liquidity tsunami' K?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:04 | 988883 junkhand
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when the flames are all around your head, it's hard to tell how much is still on you and if it's safe to drop and roll.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:05 | 988891 SRV - ES339
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OK Beck... lets see you demonize these "folks."

They're not Muslim, Teachers playing hooky with fraudulent notes (never fear, he's investigating the notes and those involved will face charges...lol), women in need of an abortion, President Obama's "people," or worse... Dems (run for the hills).

Of course they do like to take it up the... No, he wouldn't go there, would he, would he?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:08 | 988910 Bob
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What, you didn't notice that Soros was holding the camera?

Beck's a profoundly sick man--Adolph Hitler playing it as Mr. Rodgers.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:16 | 988969 Dr. Porkchop
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Beck is a twat who uses his schtick to sell a narrative to a demographic. He's just another paid hack on the idiot box.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:29 | 989041 Bob
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Ah, but he's got a million people tuning in each day to sit raptly at his feet for Monster Story Hour.  You hear plenty of the narrative around here. 

It's a fucking cult. 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 21:08 | 991041 Rusty Shorts
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Bingo.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:15 | 988898 Bob
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Rough times ahead for the rich.  Think carefully about the causes you champion here on out--and who you shit on.  It's gonna come back around . . . hard, very hard.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:08 | 988920 Rodent Freikorps
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Why send the police at all if they are forbidden to use force? Looks like a troop of girl scouts, with sore feet, would have been as effective.

Looks more like the typical protest/performance art that got a tiny bit out of hand.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:13 | 988952 Saxxon
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Like U.S. soldiers sitting on their hands with the clips out of their rifles in Afg, police do the bidding of those who never touch the streets.

The police chief needs to loosen the reins next time around or he faces defections.

The wave of blue to follow this one in Athens will not be so gentle, guaranteed.

Oil screaming higher.  Gold holding its own.  This shithouse could fall apart fairly quickly, gentlemen.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:24 | 989013 Rodent Freikorps
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One option open to the police to to mention to the protesters is that if all the cops are out witnessing the protest, there are not many guarding the police station.

Winkwinknodnod.

Might even get a raise from the suddenly pale leadership.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:45 | 989534 Bananamerican
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"The police chief needs to loosen the reins next time around or he faces defections"

are you advocating gadhafi style repression on behalf of Bankers against the people?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 23:43 | 991584 StychoKiller
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Predicting != advocating

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:11 | 988936 sbenard
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It's Soros' New World (Dis)Order! Misery for all and chaos everywhere! And only his godship Soros has all the answers through his "open society", whatever nebulous idea that is!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:12 | 988937 gwar5
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I wonder if Obamm and Hill will speak out against violence by commie protestors. Doubt.

Don't obey the rich? Who's "the rich"? The commies in Greece have been making the rules, that's why they're broke? The marxists are itching to start the violence and unrest in the USA too.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:16 | 988970 Rodent Freikorps
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I was wondering how these bovine stupid fools expected socialism to save them from their socialist government.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:22 | 988996 BKbroiler
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"The rich" are those who are having the shovels they gave the poor to dig their own graves turned against them.  How oddly reminiscent of the Taliban.   We used to front guns until we learned to front credit.  Much more deadly, and having the added advantage of being legal and easier to repossess.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:18 | 988976 miker
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We're so high and mighty here in the US.  Oh so peaceful and respectful.  What happens when protesters DON'T get what they want?  Tensions escalate and someone does something stupid.  Then the police retaliate and the thing escalates.  We don't have it bad enough here YET to see these sorts of things, but I'm afraid it will very likely come.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:58 | 989596 JW n FL
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you need to be re-conditioned... your brain is working in a way not helpful to the printing of dollars out of thin air... the next thing you know.. you will not want to make interest payments on those dollars printed out of thin air.

 

How dare you Sir? How dare you? Be a good American...

 

Quit yer bitchen, bend over and take it like a man and pay the bill like you fore fathers did.

 

Be a good lil stupid sheep, thats what Ber-Nake needs more of!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:24 | 989009 plongka10
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Isn't it ironic that coverage is coming from Russian TV?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:01 | 989618 JW n FL
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imagine what people here will think of freedom when they get some of it on them... when freedom is in thier face? what would the regualr sheep think of that?

 

I bet they would want to move to Saudi or somewhere, where there are controls.. if freedom was here. they need it, they want to be stepped on... it is familiar to them... being held down and officialy raped... all the while listening to the official excuse for doing it... <--- look I said doing it!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:26 | 989019 Atomizer
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Next Steps. Approval of the conclusion of the third review will allow the disbursement of €15 billion (€10.9 billion by the euro area Member States, and €4.1 billion by the IMF). The mission for the next program review is scheduled for May 2011.

http://www.imf.org/external/np/sec/pr/2011/pr1137.htm

 

Hirohide Yamaguchi: Japan’s economy and monetary policy


European peripheral countries, such as Greece and Ireland, have been faced with deteriorating fiscal conditions called as a sovereign risk problem. Amid the investment boom due to the credit bubble, the governments borrowed excessively from overseas and, in the process of crisis responses after the bursting of the bubble, the governments expanded their fiscal spending significantly to replace private financial institutions’ risks and debts.

http://www.bis.org/review/r110223c.pdf

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:36 | 989082 MolotovCockhead
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Liberty needs to be nourish with the blood of patriots and tyrants from time to time. Power to the people!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:05 | 989632 JW n FL
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I think the patriots of Printing should offer up thier blood, instead of the sheepeople offering up thiers.. AGAIN! or MORE OF!!

 

Anyone who wants to protect the printing press should feel good about refreashing / nourishing others freedoms as needed as of late.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:41 | 989115 Dick Gozinya
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Michael Jackson dressed in a Village People outfit?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 18:07 | 990535 snowball777
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+1 Pepsi

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:44 | 989134 scratch_and_sniff
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someone's gotta do it..

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_sY2rjxq6M

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:58 | 989246 Rodent Freikorps
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Blue Oyster Cult - Burnin for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utTrbSo3hS4

 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 21:12 | 991056 Rusty Shorts
Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:44 | 989138 orangedrinkandchips
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"IF YOU FEEL LIKE A RIOT THEN DONT YOU DENY IT!"

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:25 | 989434 Josh Randall
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Props for the 'Crowes reference 

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:52 | 989212 Trimmed Hedge
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Lots of overtime pay for the cops? Check.

New motorcycle? Check.

Flaming cop due for a lifetime of "disability" payments? Check.

 

In one sense: Quite ironic.

Hrmm....

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 13:55 | 989226 Seasmoke
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wow that was perfect ......aaron rodgers couldnt complete a "bomb" to gregg jennings any better

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:00 | 989266 trav7777
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note that RT is one of the 2 only real news stations anymore

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 16:37 | 990127 equity_momo
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Its quite incredible isnt it. Western media is worse than shit. The sheep really are spoon fed and brainwashed to an extent i didnt think possible.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:02 | 989275 walcott
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Did lead him pretty good there. Nice arc on the throw too.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 23:49 | 991608 Long Duck Dong
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The cop ran a beautiful button hook on his motorcycle too!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 23:52 | 991625 Long Duck Dong
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The cop ran a beautiful button hook on his motorcycle too!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:03 | 989282 Thunder Dome
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BLACK SWAN underway.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:04 | 989284 aerial view
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Go Greeks-you have finally awakened to see that the democracy you created for a thousand years has become a corrupted sham and at least you're willing to stop playing with your ipads, get off your lazy butts and take action.  

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:13 | 989559 Gene Parmesan
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I think you misunderstand what they're rioting over.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:51 | 989881 SilverFiend
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Created democracy yes,  too bad it devolved into

Socialism.  Socialism = Cluster F

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:38 | 989500 dick cheneys ghost
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north korea still begging for food.

 

 http://nakedempire.wordpress.com/

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 16:34 | 990113 MrSteve
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If the conservative folks in South Korea are staging banks runs, then the people in the North must be freezing in the dark. If the American consumer retrenchment and related financial  blowout is knocking off our suppliers like S.K., how long does China have?

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:49 | 989553 JW n FL
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Rage Against the Machine - Sleep now in the fire

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzAQlIZd5Kc&feature=

 

Fuckum... letum burn.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 17:04 | 990260 Guy Fawkes Mulder
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+1

Tom Morello made some good revolution songs post-Rage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stAJZKadKgc ("Whatever It Takes")

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrBfPLUm5so ("Road I Must Travel")

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 18:08 | 990540 snowball777
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And some nice work with Audioslave as well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LRK2SNY6cg

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:51 | 989567 lucasjackson
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Last time I was in Austin some idiot personally delivered his 1040 EZ via airmail directly into the IRS building kamikaze style.  Whatever happened to civil disobedience?  Now its all set people on fire and blow shit up!  This is the WORST hotel I ever stayed in.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 14:54 | 989578 JW n FL
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if the un-armed people who are murdered by the armed police... wish to be reincarnated, they will need to fill out the proper forms as China will have surely bought the world by that point. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A9mUR3b_IQw&feature=channel

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:11 | 989662 FubarNation
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He nailed him right in his mind.

Looked like he was ok afterward.

His bike not so much.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 15:55 | 989895 BobPaulson
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When I watched it there was a google ad called "Survival guide to Athens"! ROTFL. Linked to hotels and restaurants but no shops selling fireproof suits, gasmasks or kevlar vests.

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 17:16 | 990312 DaBernank
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They should have left the EU months ago. Bring back the drachma, invite tourists back to pay lots of money to look at old rocks. Love the feta!

Wed, 02/23/2011 - 23:46 | 991599 Long Duck Dong
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No one was hit in the head with a molotov cocktail in Iceland today!  Coincidence....I think not.

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