Meanwhile, In Greece...

Tyler Durden's picture

It would seem the austerity-to-social-unrest 'correlation' is proving out as 250 furious shipyard workers stormed the Greek Defense Ministry in Athens demanding to be paid their wages (which they have not seen for six months)...


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bnbdnb's picture

Want to get something done? Bring your kids with you.

RSBriggs's picture

And a few tools.  Crowbars, pitchforks, whatever.

icanhasbailout's picture

boiled rope and a grinding stone...

Lohn Jocke's picture

You mean Greeks aren't being paid? No way! This explains why they aren't paying taxes.


You know what would fix this? $40 billion a month in MBS ad infinitum, and a colonoscapy.

RSBriggs's picture

And a FREE colonoscopy at that!  yay!  I'm going to rush right out and get mine!

Jeff Lebowski's picture

What are the police being paid with?  Trident layers?

LawsofPhysics's picture

So who's paying the police?  Always pay your protection first. Same as it ever was.  Chicago style "recovery" bitchez.

malikai's picture

Oh, but what happens when the police don't get their checks either?

Argentina, today:

Just coast guard and MPs, so far.. Reminds me of a time not so long ago in Argentina.

EDIT: Better link.

CPL's picture


Russia and China draw the line in the sand.  I suggest everyone go do something they really wanted to do while there is time because this is unfortunately happening.  Time tables appear to be moving faster than anticipated.

CPL's picture

Xe.  There is only one stop shopping for police action needs.

debtor of last resort's picture

Until you come home as a policeman and you cannot hang up your helmet and shield because your house burned down.

CPL's picture,,3892653,00.html


Or they come to your country to riot.


Syria and Turkey are at it BTW.  Media and internet are locked down.  BBSes systems are online and delivering information to media sources.

debtor of last resort's picture

Well, they have to hurry before we pick up the pitchforks ourselves;-)

Nobody For President's picture

My first thought too LOP - what happens when the police (and military) don't get paid? Seems to me THAT is the true end game and TPTB evacauate post haste.

ThunderingTurd's picture

Transitory (/sarc)

exi1ed0ne's picture

SHIT!  Where is my GODAMN GOOD TOWEL?!?!?  All I have it this shitty cheap spiderman one. . . Not gonna fight off anything with that!

Vincent Vega's picture

These people obviously suffer from lack of a Obama "pho" and EBT card.

jack in the box's picture

Every now and then I read something here that makes me laugh my ass off, amidst all the doom and gloom...thanks for making my day

RSBriggs's picture

Six months without wages.  Given the condition of the Greece economy, how stupid is this?  Good luck collecting those back wages...

Long-John-Silver's picture

I would have never gone back to work after missing a single pay day. I would also have taken hostage tools and equipment until I was paid.

s0lspot's picture

Well said. Though it seems some people over at testosteronepit cannot fathom how nor why workers sometime take their bosses hostages or boobytrap their production tools when they are announced that they have been made redundant because some fucking hedge funds and shareholders somewhere on the other fucking side of the globe aren't satisfied by 10% yearly profit and so force management to "do what is necessary" to get that up to 15...

They shouldn't have gone to work. Though its easy to say from afar and without bearing their responsabilities as family men.

CPL's picture

I have never known a whore to abide by Credit.  That is reserved solely for fools.

- Cerebus

Gandalf6900's picture

Your wages are belong to us

OldE_Ant's picture

Show us the money bitches, or face meet fist.

Gives new meaning to "Faith and Trust" in regards to money.

I have faith and trust the sheep will be sheared.  One has to wonder when these dock workers start making money by a little material confiscation and resale.

One box for me, one for you.  Two boxes for me, one for you.  Three boxes for me, one for you.

ENd of LiNE

Sweet Chicken's picture

+1 for original TRON reference.

"End of Line"

QQQBall's picture

One dya they will show up with their own batons and sticks. getting thumped on the noggin gets old quickly.

hedgeless_horseman's picture



If only they had a printing press, like we do, then all their problems would be solved.

ebworthen's picture

If I hadn't been paid in six months I'd be furious too.

After six months, I think I would stop working also.

No ships unloaded = "Do we have your attention yet?"

p.s. - I find it curious that riot police worldwide seem to all have "Police" in English on their shields.

riley martini's picture

 As a wage slave if I dont't get paid I stop working.

RSBriggs's picture

It's universally recognized, and where do you think all that tactical equipment comes from, anyway?  I wouldn't be surprised if we started selling shields labelled "RIOTER", too.   Might as well make money from both sides...

krispkritter's picture

If I was a guy unloading the ships, I'd be loading all that teargas and equipment 'Made in the USA' into the backs of MY trucks...would be funny as hell to see the cops show up at a protest line where the protesters have the same equipment and more of it!...

Louie the Dog's picture

I'd be loading all that teargas and equipment 'Made in the USA'....


Something is made in the USA??


ElvisDog's picture

What was that old USSR slogan? "They pretend to pay us, and we pretend to work?" Something seems odd about this though. Why would you still do any work at all if you hadn't been paid for 6 months? And how have you not starved to death if you haven't been paid in 6 months?

JuliaS's picture

You do work because you have nothing else to do. You're repeating the last task you remember, like a zombie.

It's not logical. It's psychological.

Kaiser Sousa's picture

the nerve of these slaves...

they should behave like americans....

and just bend over and grin........

riley martini's picture

 Fucking greedy workers and their unions want want want don't they know bankers need bonuses and politicians need bribes. Uneducated workers don't understand modern economics.

Boilermaker's picture

Can't they pay them with company coins to only be used in the company store (at reasonably marked up prices, of course)?

RSBriggs's picture

That would be called "the new drachma"....

EatersOfTheFed's picture

Thanks for the link.  Never heard that song before.

malikai's picture

If it works in Zimbabwe, it should work anywhere.

Enjoy your serfdom when it's all you've got.

miker's picture

The money is coming!  They will print to prevent this from expanding. 

miltiadis's picture

In Greece this Building is Called basically they stormed the Pentagon of Greece( although there are no similarities with the Pentagon of U.S.A when it comes to size lol)

CrashisOptimistic's picture

When one hears about proposals to cut money to people, people riot.

When the money to people is actually cut, firearms arrive and bulletholes appear in skulls.

Arnold Ziffel's picture

Be patient. Your check is in the mail.

CrimsonAvenger's picture

If these people all had Obama phone, they could just call in their complaints.

PaperBear's picture

Workers don't work for wages any more, your wages go straight to the banksters.

foodstampbarry's picture

Socialism bitchez.