Athens Riotcams Are Back - Live Webcasts

Tyler Durden's picture

While we await the Greek parliament vote on yet further Troika-mandated austerity, which the government has promised to be the last such round of cuts, or at least the last one before Germany demands even more austerity for a country which is now, supposedly "too big" in Merkel's words, here is how the general population is preparing for the vote's outcome, which, if it passes, will be by a razor thin margin. Also, as a friendly reminder the May 6, 2010 flash crash occurred just as the video stream of the first Greek riot peaked...

Riotcam 1:

Riotcam 2:

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cougar_w's picture

Must be staged; I don't see the riot dog.

redpill's picture

I love the smell of tear gas in the morning

economics9698's picture

The Greeks need to read Paul Krugman immediately! /sarc 

Spirit Of Truth's picture

Rather remarkable that Wall Street is currently suffering the impact of winter storm "Athena" as this break in mass psychology takes hold:

http://thespiritoftruth.blogspot.com/2012/11/a-break-in-mass-psychology....

LeisureSmith's picture

Bahaha! The police just teargassed themselves.. Wind direction fail.

cpzimmon's picture

Is it too late for the blue pill?

 

Cthonic's picture

Those molotov's look mighty real to me

 

krispkritter's picture

I'm surprised anyone can afford the gas...and all the people in NJ are screaming, "You fucking idiots!"

redpill's picture

Eat your heart out, Vyacheslav!

knukles's picture

For real:
This morning's CBS MarketWatch (radio)... reported stocks down some 333 points, S&P off 30, etc., etc., etc, everything getting slammed.... Because Of Europe!
And also noted that the usual safe haven of gold was likewise being punished, off $1.  (Yes, one slim Yankee fiat greenback.)

Ah, the power of the propaganda and perceptions amangement machine

 

mjcOH1's picture

"I'm surprised anyone can afford the gas...and all the people in NJ are screaming, "You fucking idiots!""

 

And through the miracle of German tax dollars, pensions were paid, gas was bought, and Molotov coctails were filled.   Out of gas?   Must be time for the next aid tranche.....

zorba THE GREEK's picture

At least one profession is thriving in Greece, riot police.

RSloane's picture

The police are their sole surviving tax base. Sort of.

The Wizard of Oz's picture

I always figured Tony the Tiger as a facist.

cougar_w's picture

Yeah that was so sad to watch.

Zero Govt's picture

the "Birthplace of Democracy" ...isn't it going well

Live pictures of happy smiley people sharing in the prosperity and harmony Govt brings

politicos having wrecked their country deciding wether to sign away what's left of the Greek trainwreck to the global bwankers extortion racket 

so very touching

Stop Paying Tax ...or this is your country next, 100% guaranteed 

Things that go bump's picture

I am Things that go bump and I approve this message.

krispkritter's picture

Probably ended up in a Gyro by now... "Hey Barry, you want a bite of this?"

slaughterer's picture

If you think this vote wil be any different from the other two that preceded it, you have not learned from the past two years.  Prepare for a major gap up overnight.  

Rathmullan's picture

So that's "the mother of all riots"? Saddam must still be alive and in the riot planning business.

CPL's picture

They don't have money to feed the dogs anymore and the guy handling the K9 unit was caught doing naughty things.

 

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/Greece-PD-Without-K9s-After-Officers-Suspension/ckBPn1JKmEOs5fmoAFt7rw.cspx

 

Think any grunt can wrangle dogs?  Nope, that's a specialization.  Not expensive, but if you don't know what you are doing you can have your own dog eating your face.

 

 

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Hail Ceasar. Let the games begin.

Jason T's picture

they are cold and can't afford heating oil I just read.. sales down 80%?

1 in 4 oil firms bankrupted/closed down http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite2_1_04/11/2012_468596

mjcOH1's picture
"they are cold and can't afford heating oil I just read.. sales down 80%?" .
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Doing a fine job of heating the asphalt with gas though.   Oil firms going bankrupt?  The government must be mandating they fill Molotov coctails at below market rates.   Socialism triumphs again.
Jason T's picture

shit just got real.. 

Overfed's picture

There's still a whole lot more "real" out there. Just give it another 6 months.

NooooB's picture

Bend over Greece...

Desert Irish's picture

Due to the apparent shortage of lube we regret to inform you we are going in dry....love Merkel

NooooB's picture

This will all go a lot smoother if you just agree to stop eating and let your politicians keep buying submarines... Love Merkel and the banking overlords at GS

knukles's picture

 

The Greeks (Who else were the masters of drama?) go through the Kabuki Theater (OK, so the Japanese do it well, too.) as to whether they're going to do anything at all to "qualify" for the next installment payout.
Gotta love it.
Why bother?
If they pass it, the ECB/EU/whoever else including the US, indirectly will advance funds and the banks get paid.  While the Greeks will do nothing different that they'd done before the vote. 
On the other hand if they don't pass the whatever empty promise they're voting on and the ECB/EU/whoever else doesn't advance the funds, the banks don't get paid and then the ECB/EU/whoever else has to dump the money directly into the banks .... while having cratered the (whatever is left of the soft and squishy) illusion that all's well that doesn't die a slow painful death in front of one's eyes.  And the Greeks don't do anything other than what they've been doing already. Oh I love a Charade ta da dah ta da dah dah ta da da dah
krispkritter's picture

What Barney Frank keeps in his desk drawer for $800 Alex...

obessoligarch's picture

grexit is getting an ever ending story.

mjcOH1's picture

"grexit is getting an ever ending story."

The Germans haven't been sucked dry yet.   They're still working it.

lolmao500's picture

Moody and Fitch basically just said today that if the fiscal cliff doesn't happen, a downgrade will occur.

Why didn't they say that 2 days ago??

LawsofPhysics's picture

because they are part of the same corrupt/fascist system.  DUH.

LawsofPhysics's picture

my bad, hard to tell with all the sarcasm and satire on this site.

cougar_w's picture

Downgrades and market volatility will now condition Americans toward whatever Act 2 of this little play will be about.

Election night was not the end of anything. We have at least two more years of this before the real players come onto the stage.

Zadok's picture

Why two years and what players?

cougar_w's picture

We're not quite ready for actual "masters" yet. There needs to be some real pain in the streets -- some real fear of personal loss and death --  before people will be frightened enough to embrace with open relief what comes next. As for who it will be steps forward, hard to say but the playbook hasn't many moves in it. They will likely offer the illusions of public safety and financial security at the cost of all our remaining freedoms. And really, after that, the party will just be over.

disabledvet's picture

Sounds to me like the party starts when that happens...

Things that go bump's picture

That depends on your definition of "party."  I suspect there is going to be some version of an old fashioned necktie party.  Whose neck is in the noose is the question.

Desert Irish's picture

Greece roiting? that's so 2011....and 2010......and 2009

e-recep's picture

i can't call it a riot coz in a real riot blood flows like a river and heads fly in the air.

reload's picture

Of coarse this will not get a mention on any mainstream european news channel. But slowly people are waking up and trying to get their capital and themselves to `relative safety`. Post Hollande `tax initiatives` - things are coming unglued in France too. Big exodus of well off / mobile people following their capital to London and Zurich. 6 months ago there were 400k french passport holders domiciled in London - I would bet it has risen at least 25% since then. Rents in London SW3, W8 & SW10 through the roof. Then we have the Brits who felt safe from UK taxation in Spain now scrambling to get domicile status in Switzerland to keep the Spanish tax collectors at bay who have woken up to the low hanging fruit that the German and UK ex pat communities represent. I think the capital flight that we saw from Greece and are seeing from Spain is going to spread fairly fast now that it is happening in france - if it reaches Germany then it will be game over for Mario D.

tocointhephrase's picture

Rents through the roof. Try Sales W1 £1500 ft2 Sw1 £3000 ft2. NW1 £1000 ft2 Out central, you will be lucky to find a buyer!

reload's picture

The few dozen French renters I know in SW3 & 7 (where they like to congregate) are all on notice of rent rises of @15%. They tell me that they have to pay up / leave the area or move to a broom cupboard because more of their countrymen are arriving and seeking digs by the week. Perhaps its a very `local` thing in that area.