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Live Protestcam From Madrid

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It is balmy, spring weather outside: the kind of weather one can't blame NFP, GDP, retail sales or German ZEW misses on. Which means Europe's protest season is now officially open.

Courtesy of El Pais, we present this live feed of today's protest from Spain, where as reported previously, youth unemployment is now over 57% (which is good news as there is only 43% before youth unemployment can only improve) so the majority of those 25 and under really have nothing better to do than throw stones at the riot police, and vice versa. For now the protest is largely languid, as it is still siesta time. Once night falls, however, we expect to upgrade the protestcam to riotcam, outlook escalating.

Marketwatch with more for what is on today's protest agenda:

On the website of En Pie – 25A, an itinerary was laid out for the  ”Day of Liberation,” which was set to begin at 5 p.m. local time in Madrid, with protests planned at three major plazas in the city, including the central Puerta del Sol, and work their way toward the Congress. Their goal, or “accion principal”: Asedio y liberacion definitiva del Congreso de los Diputados, which roughly means a siege and final liberation of Congress.

 

On the Facebook page of Asedia el Congreso, some 93,000 people were invited to the protest, and some 5,800, or more, said they’d be attending. The Web page came with this slogan:  ”We won’t keep playing by your rules. Our patience has run out, and we aren’t afraid, and we will change the rules of the game.”

 

The police in Madrid were taking no chances, with some 15 people reportedly detained. El Mundo reported that those individuals possessed material to cause fires. And another 11 persons were detained for carrying clubs and chains and reputedly trying to “provoke incidents” in the Universidad Complutense zone in Madrid. Those persons had reportedly closed doors and detained and threatened 20 professors and university workers. About 1,400 police were reportedly in the city center ahead of the protests. (La Vanguardia was blogging directly about the protests.)

So sit back, grab a sangria, snack on some jamon, and watch as nothing whatsoever changes.

 

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Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:30 | 3499240 Kirk2NCC1701
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Is that a template for a global franchise?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:32 | 3499250 Ahmeexnal
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Time to add spaniards to JP Morgan's list of SNAP card recipients.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:35 | 3499255 Pladizow
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Molotov Tapas por todo!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:36 | 3499260 Ahmeexnal
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Just a bunch of spoiled kids taking pics of themselves with the carabineros on the background so they can post them on Facebook and pretend they are cool.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:04 | 3499393 Skateboarder
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DON'T YOU WANT TO BE LIKED BY ALL YOUR "FRIENDS"?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:25 | 3499483 Abi Normal
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Long cocktails and granit...oh and billy clubs and shields...must be bipartisan eh?!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:03 | 3499646 General Decline
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"The police in Madrid were taking no chances, with some 15 people reportedly detained. El Mundo reported that those individuals possessed material to cause fires"

Oh gee. Thank goodness. Anybody walking around with a newspaper and a Bic lighter must surely be a terrorist.

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 08:24 | 3501745 TerminalDebt
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Anybody with two sticks and a video of survivorman is also a terrorist

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:37 | 3499270 McMolotov
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Hard to tell if the cops in Madrid are as fat as the ones in Boston, but they seem to shop for their clothes at the same store. Do they all wear black because it's said to be "slimming" on portly people?

Also, I still think my username could be one hell of a business idea...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:49 | 3499318 FinalCollapse
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At the end of the day, thousands of Madrid police (taking cue from Boston doughnut-eaters) will surround 100 year old grandma, beat her up to death with hundreds of grenades exploding around, and then proclaim that: freedom won, the system worked, etc. 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:58 | 3499322 Urban Redneck
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I hope they're not as fat as the portly pigs of beantown, I was thinking of throwing some spare fiat into the Spanish economy, but if I have to endure American obesity in European swimsuits I will certainly reconsider my destination...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:00 | 3499376 Lore
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BLACK is the colour of MOURNING and EXECUTIONERS and NAZI SCHUTZSTAFFEL (SS).

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:08 | 3499411 AlaricBalth
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"In color psychology, black means power and control, hanging on to information and things rather than giving out to others.

Black is intimidating, unfriendly and unapproachable because of the power it exudes. It can prevent two-way communication because of its intimidation. It radiates authority, but creates fear in the process."

http://www.empower-yourself-with-color-psychology.com/color-black.html

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:29 | 3499496 Abi Normal
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but but they say I look so good in black????

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:41 | 3499540 akak
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Black hides the protestors' blood.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:00 | 3499373 Sudden Debt
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they're already better trained in beating down on crowds en in Spain you don't see that many fat people.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:26 | 3499731 howenlink
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I swear to God you said "Hard to tell if the cops in Maryland are as fat as the ones in Boston"

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:00 | 3499360 AlaricBalth
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The number of people on SNAP cards already exceeds the entire populations of Spain and Cyprus.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:16 | 3499694 Abi Normal
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Moar green SNAPS!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:33 | 3499245 Rattling Bones
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Must see TV.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 20:28 | 3500566 Renewable Life
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Oh I can see the Govt of Spain just shaking in their boots with fear! Another protest march, I'm sure they'll get what they want now!!!

Isn't about time these people start asking the question, "what would Jefferson do?"  ok if your not ready for Jefferson yet, and you want to stay "peaceful", try organizing a national wide boycott on purchasing anything other then food and essentials for a change, start withdrawing every dime you have in the bank, and start talking about real revolution that might hurt some of these big corporations and their government stooges!!

Instead you want to dress up and head down to the square to get high, talk about soccer and continue spending every fucking EURO you have on your bullshit, made up, fanatsy life, someone started loaning you back in the early 2000's!! The fucking gig is up, time to fight or starve!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:34 | 3499257 PUD
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All just part of the "investing" climate. A little thing for widow and orphans to day trade off of.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:37 | 3499264 ParkAveFlasher
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That post was EEEEEEEEEViLLLLLLLLLLL!!!

Do you know just how much mercury is leeched into groundwater by Spanish teens dumping their bongs!!!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:39 | 3499275 IridiumRebel
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Be kind to LIONFUCK. 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:43 | 3499305 akak
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I'm astonished that PUDdin' Head Wilson managed to make a post without harping on the supposed manifest evils of gold mining and child slave labor.

I guess he felt the need to make a token non-gold-related post in the attempt to establish some incredibly thin veneer of credibility here.  A veneer that can be measured in atomic thicknesses.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:03 | 3499353 IridiumRebel
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Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:34 | 3499502 Abi Normal
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u would have to remind me about that Pud dope...geeze...tried my best to skip over its post...but nooooooo u made me go back and read it....

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:45 | 3499307 Ancona
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Time to go long petrol and pop bottles....

With the levels of unemployment they are enduring, I wonder what is taking them so long to get mad enough to have a real, honest-to-goodness riot?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:00 | 3499374 Pure Evil
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They haven't been unionized yet, (see France). When they start talking about taking away union benefits, then we'll some violence.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:02 | 3499382 Satan
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I like you PUD! You make me laugh...widows and orphans are two of my favourite things! The image you planted of them day trading ...well fuck me, I nearly shat myself I was laughing so hard.

Have you got any material involving dead puppies or perhaps obscenely skinny Ethiopian babies, preferably with flies in their eyes? Come on Puddles buddy, today has been ever so fucking dreary...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:34 | 3499258 astoriajoe
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It would be cool if they all held up a one ounce silver coin for the cameras, that is if they could afford and find one. 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:40 | 3499265 Kirk2NCC1701
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I see employed cops.  With license to 'thrill'.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:36 | 3499266 asscannon101
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I just love this sport! I'm cheering for the team that screams and throws fire, but my money is on the team with the helmets, sticks and guns. Sshhh! Don't tell anyone...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:57 | 3499358 redux2redux
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You owe me a new keyboard!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 18:13 | 3499955 asscannon101
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Don't forget their jerseys- a good uniform says a great deal about a team's spirit. The Howling Fire-Bombers do have spirit, but their uniforms are just thrown together willy-nilly. The Jack Booted Thugs have much nicer uniforms with pleats and everything. You can even tell who their Team Captains are- they have radios. Lets kill the ones with the radios first...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:37 | 3499526 Abi Normal
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Dont forget all the great signs, I just cant read em, but I bet they're good...I'll bet on the NAZI's too, Communists are so American!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:38 | 3499272 Edward Fiatski
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This could blow up real hard, real fast, unless the lavish unemployment benefits keep rolling on.

This is probably Free Shit Army extorting the government.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:43 | 3499304 Harbanger
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They're fighting for their free something or other.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:03 | 3499387 Sudden Debt
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27% plus change unemployment in spain
Greece is a basket case
france is moving up the unemployment ladder
the netherlands are also climbing the chair real fast
Belgium has seen a 2 month explosion of unemployment
....

nice hot weather.
no money to go on vacation....
and people start looking for other forms of amusement.

25 degrees celcius is about the right temperature to make people angry.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:11 | 3499401 Edward Fiatski
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Fuck it, they're going to be crawling up the walls, when they won't be able to afford to keep the AC running.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:39 | 3499277 Diesel Seven
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If only they had AR-15s . . . .

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:43 | 3499285 Edward Fiatski
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ARs?

The peasants didn't even have swords going back a thousand years, which were the only proof of Sovereignty at the time.

Peasant Europe is Peasant forevermore.

ARs. Hah.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:44 | 3499301 Diesel Seven
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Ok, how 'bout ball peen hammers? . . . or infected Chinese chickens . . . been a long day . . .

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:40 | 3499530 Abi Normal
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We have em here, that is why they want them so bad...molon labe bitchez!!!!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:40 | 3499283 irie1029
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I am against violence.  I wish the working folk here would do a John Galt day and not participate in anything except tell DC to get FUCKED!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:41 | 3499538 Abi Normal
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Yes, agreed, but who knws, they are kicking the hornets nest pretty hard...agreed, starve the beast!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:42 | 3499287 deki
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They are just angry that Real lost yesterday.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:44 | 3499291 fuu
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I see a lot of brownish people with bags.

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 08:02 | 3501689 Spinelli
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WHAT!!!!??!?! Bags???? Fuck, fucl, FUCK! Someeone call msm, call obama! FASTTTTTTTTT....

There are fucking terrorists in madrid!!!! Look at the BAGS!!!

 

 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:42 | 3499297 youngman
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They are going to be very mad because their soccer teams lost big to the Germans....

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:44 | 3499300 Goggles Pisano
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Going long Molotov Sangrias.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:48 | 3499320 LaoTzu60606
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long popcorn, gonna be along Euro-Spring

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:44 | 3499309 Dan Hot
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I never understand protestors.. have none of them ever studied the battle of cannae? 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:45 | 3499310 The Carbonator
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The moochers are turing into looters.  Go figure.  This is the end result of the socialist society that they created, voted for, and supported.

 

They get no sympathy from me.  On the few interviews I have seen from these 'kids' (30 year olds still working on their Graduate degrees) they all push for the same government solutions that have failed so completely.

 

Fuck them.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:59 | 3499363 walküre
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You're being unreasonable. The government has propagandized for decades that education and more education is the key to success and wealth. Same government that has a vested interest in a bloating healthcare system. "Vested" because the key figures in government are on the corporate payroll of the companies which lend out student loans and make a killing with more and more prescription meds and other healthcare technologies.

Can't blame the young ones who are waking up to this complete and utter state of corruption and want to destroy it for all eternity. It has to happen.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:21 | 3499467 Harbanger
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So they want to destroy their Socialist Govt that promised them these beautiful things for all eternity?  And replace it with what? Small Govt and personal responsibility?  I don't think so, their free spirit has already been broken by the welfare state.  What they want is "fairness", what they're going to get is smacked in the face with reality.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:41 | 3499535 smacker
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Well said.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:47 | 3499573 asscannon101
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Indeed. Here lies wisdom and insight. They are part of the newly-entitled Free Shit Army and they will demand what is 'rightfully owed' to them!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:05 | 3499654 fuu
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You're talking about the banksters right?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:31 | 3499741 de3de8
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Fairness=more of other people's money.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:46 | 3499311 SillySalesmanQu...
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Looks like the crowd is doing the tommahawk chop...off with zee heads.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:48 | 3499313 LeisureSmith
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It's really gonna get hot when it dawns on the spaniards that both Barcelona and Real madrid is out of Chamions League. Perfect flashpoint for a riot.... And for the media to scapegoat as the only reason the youth is angry.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:23 | 3499476 earnyermoney
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stoke the anger against the Germans for the 2nd leg of both matches.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:44 | 3499555 Abi Normal
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Which really won't matter, both teams are down by a lot of goals...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:44 | 3499556 Abi Normal
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Which really won't matter, both teams are down by a lot of goals...

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:47 | 3499315 LaoTzu60606
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get the popcorn buy some silver, best reality show E-VEEER...

 

LT

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:52 | 3499340 shovelhead
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A lot of those 'unemployed' youngsters are finding meaningful well paid work in the burgeoning Spanish cannabis trade.

The sex trades are filled with illegal Eastern Europeans, so no help for the kids there.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:09 | 3499408 Pure Evil
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I guess they'll be going 'long' bongs and 'short' meat curtains.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:56 | 3499355 q99x2
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Nothing worse than seeing a society full of people protesting that look richer than you.

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 08:07 | 3501703 Spinelli
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Rofl... Too funny, too true. I swear there are people here in china that could live ten years of the stuff alot of those protestors have on.... Igadgets up the ass shiny new clothes, cameras...etc

 

fuck just the plastic bottles that get tossed out would be a godsend to some of the people over here.... Such an ironic world we live in.....

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 15:58 | 3499369 Yen Cross
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     Some much for the 'Arab Spring'. They've got nothing on the upcoming 'Southern European Summer'. ;-)

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:00 | 3499371 yogibear
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At 27% unemployment their ready to rock and roll. Nothing to loose.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:00 | 3499372 yogibear
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At 27% unemployment their ready to rock and roll. Nothing to loose.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:49 | 3499588 Freddie
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25% unemployment would be good in Obama's Amerika.   Yet the Dems and RINOs want more illegals.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:13 | 3499423 syntaxterror
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Obviously need more ECB:

  1. QE
  2. stock purchases
  3. inflation

More!

More!

More!

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:20 | 3499457 DaveA
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At least they're creating job opportunities for the riot police.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:19 | 3499462 Smuckers
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Half of those unemployed in the crowd are taking pics with their iPhone.

Fri, 04/26/2013 - 08:11 | 3501707 Spinelli
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Which is something half the people in some countries would die/kill for.... Lol

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:21 | 3499466 earnyermoney
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Sure those are not angry futball fans queueing outside the club of Real Madrid and Barcelona after both received an arse whooping from the Germans.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:01 | 3499632 Freddie
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LOL!  Bad enough the Germans want austerity but Bayern Munchen and Dortmund hit Real Madrid and Barcelona with blitzkreig helped by the Polish-German and Spanish-German strikers plus Tomas Muller. 

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 16:42 | 3499539 Freddie
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Can't these young people just go back to things productive like texting and updating their Facebook page?

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:47 | 3499835 akak
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Hold on ... I just blew my fourth fart of the day, have to tweettoottext all my 'friends' (most of whom I have never even met face-to-face) on the microscopic keyboard on my trendy new i-Crap and tell them all about it ....

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 17:22 | 3499716 jwoop66
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Thats why they (govt) want the guns over here: then when things really go south, our only option is to gather together and face off with the riot goons.   Dimon, bernank and barack can sit back and take bets on the outcome.

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 18:53 | 3500149 Notarocketscientist
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Wow - that looks really crazy!   Looks like people on their way to work - oh right - there is no work

Thu, 04/25/2013 - 21:54 | 3500861 franzpick
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I hope the overthrow of the EU and the local Spanish financial czars eminates from a public groundswell of resistance:  The reign in Spain falls mainly to the plain.

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