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Greek Prostitution Soars By 150% As Youth Unempoyment Hits 75% In Some Areas

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With Greece suffering the biggest economic depression in decades, all so a few rich men can preserve their wealth and not have their EUR-denominated savings wiped out (even if the alternative means finally being able to rebalance externally using the Drachma instead of forcing internal rebalancing via unemployment and plunging wages), it was only a matter of time before we found out just how humiliating the conversion of the entire economy to a "gray", non-tax paying one would be for the citizens of Greece.

As the NYT reports, in just the past two years, the numbers of Greeks engaging in prostitution as a last course source of income has more than doubled: according to the National Center for Social Research, the number of people selling sex has surged 150 percent in the last two years.

Furthermore, with every business in which there is exploding "competition" and rich client scarcity, it is not just any prostitution, but very deflationary prostitution:

Five euros only, just 5 euros,” whispered Maria, a young prostitute with sunken cheeks and bedraggled hair, as she pitched herself forward from the shadows of a graffiti-riddled alley in central Athens on a recent weeknight.


Many prostitutes have been selling their services for as little as 10 to 15 euros, a price that has shrunk along with the income of clients afflicted by the crisis. Many more prostitutes are taking greater health risks by having unprotected sex, which sells for a premium. Still more are subject to violence and rape.


Now a new menace has arisen: a type of crystal methamphetamine called shisha, after the Turkish water pipe, but otherwise known as poor man’s cocaine, brewed from barbiturates and other ingredients including alcohol, chlorine and even battery acid.

And with a surge in prostitution come the drugs, and the danger of an epidemic of blood-transmitted diseases, like HIV:

A hit of shisha, concocted in makeshift laboratories around Athens, costs 3 to 4 euros. Doses come in the form of a 0.01-gram ball, leaving many users reaching for hits throughout the day. They include prostitutes, whom Mr. Tzortzinis photographed in a seedy central neighborhood of Athens called Omonia, next to a large police station.


Shisha is most often smoked. But it is increasingly being taken intravenously; because of the caustic chemicals it contains, a rising number of users are winding up in the emergency room. Health experts say the injections are also adding to an alarming rise in H.I.V. cases around Greece, which surged more than 50 percent last year from 2011 as more people turn to narcotics.


For Mr. Tzortzinis, who grew up in the area, seeing women give themselves for as little as 5 euros underscores one of the many horrors of Greece’s drawn-out crisis.

Unfortunately for the country which is terrified to just say no to Europe due to the indoctrinated dread of what would happen if it left the Eurozone, this is only the beginning as the problem is far deeper, and it goes to the root of everything: an entire generation going to waste.

But while the Greek still soaring unemployment rate is no surprise to anyone, it is the youth unemployment that is the problem. And as the Telegraph reports, in some areas of Greece, youth unemployment has now hit a inconceivable 75%.

Western Macedonia in Greece had the highest level of youth unemployment in the European Union, with the number of 16 to 24 year-olds out of work jumping to 72.5pc in 2012 from 52.8pc in 2011, according to Eurostat. Total youth unemployment in Greece stood at 55.3pc last year, more than double the EU average of 22.9pc.



The region, located in northern Greece, has been hit hard by the economic crisis, with total unemployment rising from 12.1pc in 2007 to almost 30pc in 2012 due to de-industrialisation and the migration of labour intensive industries to neighbouring countries, where wage demands are lower.


According to a report by the European Commission in December, more than a fifth of firms stopped trading in the region between 2008 and 2011.

Europe's response to this pandemic of unemployment?

Europe's leaders have called for more action to tackle joblessness in Europe. Earlier this month, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso urged Europe's leaders to come up with "a more ambitious plan to fight youth unemployment" at a next month's EU summit.


"We must give revive hope, specially for young people," he said. "We cannot wait for long, we are all aware this is urgent."

And when hope is not enough, and when these same young people end up as prostitutes, drug addicts or, worst, infected with HIV, maybe they should also hope that a cure for the disease is somehow discovered (and which they can afford).

Why? Just so the 0.001% uberwealthy can continue to get richer and richer courtesy of a year after year of flawed monetary and fiscal policy, even as the real world around them burns.


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Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:39 | 3589471 The Proletariat
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The Troika is the biggest whore...and they probably aren't counted in these statistics

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:40 | 3589475 ACP
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Yeah, they've taken Merkin's dick multiple times.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:44 | 3589487 kliguy38
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Krudlow calls it Free Market Capitalism......"green shoots"

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:49 | 3589505 FL_Conservative
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At least the Greeks are not taking things lying down. 

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:52 | 3589509 Chuck Norris
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Money for sex much more honorable than what U.S. politicians do for money.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:10 | 3589559 spine001
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In Argentina a similar situation hit in the crisis of the 2000s when the local currency was devalued 4 to 1 to the dollar overnight. Prostitution went up overnight, so did drug traffick and the number of addicts and since even a soft drug as Mariguana increases the rate of schizophrenia by 1000% (if there is a family history of the disease or 500% if there isn't), the streets of Argentina are full up to today of people with mental illness sleeping on the streets and doing anything (even sacrificing their own extremities for money) to get the next fix.

13 years from the crisis have improved the economic situation, but the drugs and the prostitution never went away, if anything grew like a cancer. To the point that a retired district attorney recently said that the corruption (drugs, bribes and prostitution) are not encases into the government structure but that they are rather the government structure. Sad, sad, sad to see...

What is my point? Well, that the moral damage, that is not seen today, will only get worse even if the economic conditions improve, it becomes structural and an intrinsic part of the society. Sorry Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy,...

Until next time,


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:19 | 3589596 cifo
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Good for tourism.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:33 | 3589823 Manthong
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ah.. ..  back in the day, near Glyphada there was a wispering bush..

maybe moer bushes wisper there now

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:43 | 3589838 Shocker
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Greece, youth unemployment has now hit a inconceivable 75% ... WOW

We have problems but not that bad -

The question is what do you think the number would be in the US if we didn't have all theses safety nets?

Unemployment, Welfare Cards.....

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:44 | 3589843 SheepleLOVEched...
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much watch: how drug problems becoming a nightmare in greece

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:45 | 3589845 Manthong
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The little girls and kids are being turned into meat.. 

It’s going to be up to some old prophets to juice some heroes in the next saeculum to fix this FUBAR’d situation.


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:30 | 3590215 fourchan
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Thu, 05/23/2013 - 07:24 | 3591341 de3de8
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The new Thailand.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:32 | 3589638 The Gooch
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Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:46 | 3589687 Vendrell
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i c wut u did thar

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:51 | 3589701 Peter Pan
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Nothing to get into a flap about. The overwhelming majority of the population prostitutes itself in one way or another at one time or another. And yes, it does begin at the top and it just makes it way down.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:52 | 3589705 Freddie
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Drug trafficking.  Bingo.  Benghazi is about weapons sales and also drugs.  Afghnistan and the war against Serbia are about Islamic drug trafficking.  Vietnam also involved drugs.  Mena Buhes, Clintons and Obama.,   Oil and drugs.

The poor people in Greece.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:18 | 3590181 mkkby
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Even the poorest Greek can afford 1 liter of gas.  Tell me, why isn't every bank a smouldering ruin?  Are they that passive?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:01 | 3589737 Freddie
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Why would anyone junk you for your post?  There are some sick people here or troika/bankster scum.

Drugs are a very very big part of export of islam to the west and buying govts.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:38 | 3590238 Colonel
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 "That the moral damage, that is not seen today, will only get worse even if the economic conditions improve, it becomes structural and an intrinsic part of the society."


That's what hell is for. For banksters and the leftist scum who support them via the politicians they worship.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:31 | 3589634 flacon
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>  Money for sex much more honorable than what U.S. politicians do for money.


Imagine Nancy Pelosi.... naked... emerging from the shadows.... "Wanna have some fun with me? Just five dollars."

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:44 | 3589654 TeamDepends
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Then Reid pops out from behind the curtain in a leather diaper..."For me to watch will be another five."

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:45 | 3589685 Peter Pan
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Time for a joke:

Old lady comes out of the bathroom in her robe and goes up to her husband who is reading his newspaper in bed.

She suddenly opens her robe and yells out "super pussy"

Her husband looks at her  a little confused and says: "I'll have the soup dear."

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:01 | 3589736 edb5s
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You should change your name from flacon to flaccidity, since it seems as if that is what you are keen on inducing...

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:30 | 3589817 Saint Pitbull
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She has had so many face lifts that her vagina is now where her mouth used to be. 

She shaves her "moustache" daily and watch out when she "blows her nose".

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:54 | 3589865 cifo
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Oh, that explains the goaty.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 08:12 | 3591467 esum
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Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:54 | 3589515 Divided States ...
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Selling sex at least dont screw other people's lives....unless the ho has STD, but selling CDOs and MBS backed by shitty loans is worse because it screws everyone.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:04 | 3589537 Bastiat
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Only when the gov't and Fed bails them out.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:05 | 3589543 Peter Pan
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More sex at lower prices simply proves that QE which is more money for loeer rates, does not work out for the better.either.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:21 | 3589606 Kirk2NCC1701
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Human prostitution "by desperation" (rather than "by choice", like in Nevada or Amsterdam) starts with political prostition at the top.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:59 | 3590333 sablya
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I disagree.  Every time a woman is driven to prostitution to survive we all become a little dirtier and our so-called civilization one step closer to ruin.  We're not as far from that as we might think.  It can happen much quicker than we would like to believe.  There isn't much more than a veneer standing in the way of that happening here, in the US.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 10:34 | 3591920 e-recep
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marriage is a different kind of prostitution. the contract is longer, the price is humongous.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 16:01 | 3593421 Oliver Jones
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A prostitute only gives you her body. A wife gives you her life.

Different deal; different price.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 02:57 | 3595100 Ahmeexnal
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compound interest makes that a debt impossible to repay

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:09 | 3589554 gramps
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I smell a recovery.... or is it dirty snatch. I can't tell the difference these days.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:48 | 3589695 Peter Pan
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Wife comes down the stairs with a suitcase and her husband asks her where she is going.

Wife replies that she is going to Vegas where they pay $400 for a blowjob.

Husband asks her to wait a moment and rushes upstairs. He comes down with a suitcase as well.

Wife asks where he is going.

Husband replies that he is going with her.

Wife asks why.

Husband replies: "I just want to see how you can survive on $800 a year."

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:50 | 3589506 TeamDepends
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Dear family:  I think next week I'll be able to send more I may have extra work.  My friend Patty promised me a blow job...

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:05 | 3589538 Bastiat
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+1 for The Jerk!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:12 | 3589932 Dingleberry
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Do Greeks still "go Greek"?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:05 | 3589541 bank guy in Brussels
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Excellent for ZeroHedge to cover this tragic crime against humanity by the EU and Troika, with their now-satanic euro.

After World War II, a number of European countries which had effectively abandoned the death penalty (like Belgium, last use of the guillotine in 1918) ...

Our countries revived the death penalty briefly to deal with war criminals, and we had firing squads active in European countries, to deal with the traitors like Vidkun Quisling in Norway, betrayer of Norway to the Nazis, shot in 1946, his name now enshrined in a synonym for traitor, 'quisling'.

Many of us Europeans are horrified at the death penalty and how it occurs in countries like Iran and the United States ...

But given how leaders of European countries are betraying their people

EU leaders in the Mediterranean who serve the EU, banks, the Troika and the Germans, while local children beg their schoolmates for food, or sell their bodies, should ponder the December 1989 death of Romania's Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu in a hail of executioners' bullets.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:53 | 3589711 walküre
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Do you notice the low unemployment rate in mainly Southern Germany and parts of Austria? Why do you think that is? There are jobs and there is innovation. I can't figure it out, bank guy in the whore city of Brussels? Why the fuck doesn't Brussels implode already and leave the rest of us alone?


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:24 | 3589970 sun tzu
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Why does all of Europe allow Brussels to rule them with an iron fist?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:10 | 3590163 xxxxx
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It's not Brussels it's Germany.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 23:26 | 3590668 walküre
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Bullshit. Germany is under the diktat from Brussels just as everyone else. Germany is NOT Brussels. The Eurocrats are a breed of their own.

Blow up Brussels or sink it into a hole and the problems go away.

thousands upon thousands of useless and irrelevant, obsolete, overbearing bureaucracy and norms go with it.

That would be a dream!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:59 | 3589720 Freddie
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The death penalty is not warranted in many cases but in some it should be used.  The man who locked those girls away in Ohio should go to the top of the list.  The two muslims who killed the soldier in the UK today should get it.

Australian Baz Luhrmann who directed the remake of The Great Gatsby probably also deserves it. 

(F TV and F Hollywood - I do not watch their shit but read that Gatsby is a real pile of shit).  The good news is the scum in Hollywood will hopefully lose money on it.

The troika and european bankster familes and other hidden oligarchs grinding Europeans into poverty deserve a lamp post and a rope.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:54 | 3590310 SamThomas
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Spontaneous executions don't count.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 08:27 | 3591525 esum
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"Many of us Europeans are horrified at the death penalty and how it occurs in countries like Iran and the United States ..."



hey you must really be a fan of saudi arabia and how about sharia law... mmmmmmmm good 

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:48 | 3589473 Ratscam
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Let them eat cake!
She wound up without a head!

Quoting James Brown: Shake the money makers!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:40 | 3589474 MarlasBack
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And we thought we were a civilized society.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:48 | 3589499 Cursive
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That's why country life is always superior to city life.  City life depends on a lot of social institutions working seamlessly to keep the social structure afloat.  Country life mainly depends on hard work.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:53 | 3589507 Ratscam
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its a hard job to give blow jobs for five bucks, not so much physically, but emotionally.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:12 | 3589569 MachoMan
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I'd say that the emotional damage was done long before the blowjobs started...  and, in all likelihood, the hooker has developed some coping skills to boot.  I'd be more worried about physical abuse, STDs, and pimps (tax collectors for the underground economy)...  but, then again, I only have to whore out my mind. 

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:32 | 3589623 Ratscam
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Have you ever imagined that most prostitutes were FORCED into their jobs, not voluntarily, rather blackmailed, extortioned and cracked into their slave duty to perform what the gang infested mob psychopaths want from them?
Edit: big time Israeli participants at least in EUSSR

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:05 | 3589750 Freddie
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This is very very sad.  Seeing people reduced to this by thugs and criminals.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 00:06 | 3590771 New World Chaos
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Let them eat cock?  Fuck that.

Guillotines, bitchez!  Revenge for ruined lives!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:06 | 3589710 Ratscam
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wrong post

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:55 | 3589866 lotsoffun
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you would know?


Thu, 05/23/2013 - 02:54 | 3591086 Ratscam
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yes, don,t you remember?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:05 | 3589544 TheMeatTrapper
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That's why country life is always superior to city life.  City life depends on a lot of social institutions working seamlessly to keep the social structure afloat.  Country life mainly depends on hard work.

I agree. It's much easier to feed yourself in the country as well. 


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:12 | 3589571 MachoMan
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Especially collecting a welfare check...

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:42 | 3589477 libertus
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The Greek youth do not diserve this. They should be at war with the Banks and EU. 

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:45 | 3589492 New_Meat
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"The Greek youth do not diserve this."

greek-youtz can't figgr wtf diserve reallm means.

but they might b hungry

- Ned

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:54 | 3589510 Sudden Debt
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so true... they're turning those kids into cadle... 5 euro's for god sake... that's a pack of sigarettes... and that attracts all the pervs...
those fat Germans won't need to go to Thailand anymore to get cheap sex with kids...
all heil europe...

and than you hear about those 14 trillion in offshore accounts...
5 euro... 14 trillion euro's... 5 euro's.... 14....

this is going to end bad... real bad... and we'll be surprised never the less of what's comming out of this all...

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:37 | 3589658 BurningFuld
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It all has to do with the Army. When the Greek Army has had enough.....we be see'in some changes. Same goes for the USA. Armies are the only thing that can effect some change.  I think things will have to get worse first though.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:00 | 3589728 Telemakhos
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How many military juntas do you see around the world bringing change that's beneficial to the people?

Waiting on other people (army, politicians, Jesus, socialist bretheren, the lizardmen of the Illuminati, etc) to help you out just means you're too lazy to make your own place in the world better.  When a whole society is that lazy, it crumbles.

Nothing changes until the people wake up and work to make their own lives better.  Society improves when individuals have take ownership of their problems and responsibility for their actions and pride in themselves.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:09 | 3589761 Freddie
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It probably got a little better in Romania when they took out Cheaucescu.  Maybe a little better when the Polish Army told Jarazelski to stand down.   A little better in the USA when we formed an army to send the British packing. Good until the european banksters showed up. 

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:17 | 3589789 Terminus C
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But yea, generally it is the people, not the strong man, that will make change that benefits people.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:33 | 3589824 New_Meat
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Yep, really "leading from behind"

- Ned

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:36 | 3590023 DrewJackson
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Only one. Pinochet in Chile.

Without him Chile would be like Argentina, Bolivia and Venezuela.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:08 | 3589918 walküre
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Don't you start talking about sex with kids, perv in Brussels. Your top political brass was all over that subject. Didn't the prince of Belgium go to bed with kids more than once?

Pervs have no specific passport.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:34 | 3589646 Zgangsta
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They deserve it because they are NOT at war with them.


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:42 | 3589478 buzzsaw99
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Why? Just so the 0.001% uberwealthy can continue to get richer and richer courtesy of a year after year of flawed monetary and fiscal policy, even as the real world around them burns.


same as it ever was...

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:43 | 3589480 ShortTheUS
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How much would she charge for a Tsipras Surprise?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:43 | 3589481 Cursive
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The increase of supply has got to be bad for the prices offered by the oldest profession.  According to my local newspaper, you could get a blowjob for as little as $5 in 2009.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:15 | 3589581 MachoMan
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For that much, I think it would be more efficient just to panhandle...  do a deep throat exhibition with hotdogs or something if you have no other talent...  I'm guessing you'd get more $/hr.  Hell, just make a sign that says, "I'm begging for money so I don't have to be a hooker and fuck your husband and give you an std".

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:28 | 3589624 Cursive
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I wish I still had the link.  Alas, it's archived behind a Gannett paywall now.  But yeah, the pictures of these people (it was a police sting operation) didn't make it seem much better than bestiality.  Just goes to show that street people have a lot of mental issues.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:43 | 3589482 RafterManFMJ
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15 Euro too beaucoup; 5 Euro each.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:43 | 3589483 New_Meat
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Hungry Greeks want sex???


- Ned

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:43 | 3589484 observer007
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Zulauf: Bubble Will Burst In Two Years

Felix Zulauf:

  • "Currency manipulation is the game of the day for central banks, although they deny it.
  • What could happen if the real global economy does not react to the monetary stimulus and what could happen to equity markets when investors wake up one morning realizing that money printing does not work in the real economy?
  • There simply is no free lunch, even though our alchemists at central banks may make some believe it. In some cases, debt restructuring will be inevitable.
  • I hear all strategists singing the same song and also many investors: “We buy equities with decent dividends and solid business models because it is better than bonds or cash.” It is not untrue and does make sense – until it doesn’t anymore. The legendary market strategist Bob Farrell once said “when all the experts agree, something else is going to happen.” The question here is WHEN?
  • Once equity markets discover the emperor has no clothes, they could face a quick and painful adjustment"

Full Text:

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:55 | 3589520 Ratscam
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Zauberlehrling(e), Thomas Mann

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:43 | 3589485 jal
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The American Greek Dream is coming to reality.


Food on the table takes all priority.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:02 | 3589869 DaveyJones
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prefer gardens to gonorrhea

as others have pointed out, this is just the physical manifestation of the bigger picture

what does it take for people to see that these criminals think of them as nothing but cattle.

still, they probably treat their cows better 

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:58 | 3589488 pcrs
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You wonder when the taxers and exploiters set their victims free.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:43 | 3589839 Things that go bump
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Never. Freedom has to be wrested from them.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:45 | 3589491 timbo_em
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Nobody said it would be easy to go back to a third world country. Thank God Greece was able to avoid a default...oh wait...

BTW: earlier today Merkel and the EU announced a plan that plans to fight youth unemployment via EU funds. I don't see how this plan cannot work out...NOT!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:26 | 3589617 NotApplicable
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I think she's referring to the upcoming military campaigns.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:46 | 3589494 freewolf7
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We'd rather sell our bodies than take on the banks.
That's how hypnotized we are.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:11 | 3590164 willwork4food
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"Yes, I would like a gyro with extra sauce and the 12 yr old blond to go please."

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:46 | 3589495 autofixer
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This is what happens to Sheep.  I suppose it never occurs to Europeans to rolar les guilotines anymore?!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:46 | 3589498 jal
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"... no free lunch ..."

I guess that you have not been invited to get some free money

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:48 | 3589500 slaughterer
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Fuck Greek Youth ... oh wait.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:55 | 3589501 MFLTucson
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Look what the Jewish sewers (banks) in New York did to the world.  Time will come when someone comes along to unite a movement against these bastards!  Time will come for retaliation against these bastards’ kids to ruin their opportunities and dreams like they have destroyed the future of Americans and youths all over the world by selling their made up toxic lies to the world as AAA paper.  Still; none are in prison!!  Every dog has his day, in this case, dogshit!


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:13 | 3589778 resurger
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Black Dolphin is the place to be.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:17 | 3589786 stacking12321
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hey, idiot!

our fight against the bankers is a righteous one.

don't pollute our cause with your superstitous religious bias bullshit.

doesn't matter if the bankers are jewish or not, that's YOUR baggage.


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:21 | 3589798 Terminus C
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Wait, would calling for the death or imprisonment of bankers and politicians fall under "hate speech"?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:25 | 3589804 yogibear
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The only thing the criminal banksters fear is physical retaliation. It's something they can't deal with.

It's doubtful those affected by it will do anything. The criminal banksters will just continue with their schemes.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:49 | 3589502 denverdolomte
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/sarc :: Bankers, brokers, lawyers, and politicians must have got a "tip" to go "long" on/in this trade, stocking up. 


/sarc off :: wish these kids would read books and learn other skills than some suckling. The more I've learned the less I fear because of the complete idiocracy of these systems and those that run it, when SHTF see which classes becomes the subservient. just my thoughts.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:49 | 3589504 buzzsaw99
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some billionaire maggot is reading this right now and laughing his ass off

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:00 | 3589528 ApollyonDestroy
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Or some poor maggot with a great sense of humor 

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:01 | 3589733 Monedas
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Easy with making fun of humourists !  LOL

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:58 | 3589511 Monedas
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What a text book socialist world view ?  The rich are the government employees, the retired government employees, the paid lazy, the paid disabled, the tenured academics and their student loan lifestyle students, the crony "Socialist Faux Capitalists", the extended unemployed bums, government contractors .... there is your filthy rich .... your "not so few" privileged statists .... who have their jack boot on the jugular .... of what little private economy is left .... watch ém tax the hookers !

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:54 | 3589513 virgilcaine
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Greece is a sad case indeed, the Eu beuaracrats should hang for the misery they have caused. A dull axe for the Bankers .

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:54 | 3589516 PaperBear
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Does youth unemployment have to get to 99% before this bulls**t ends ?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:55 | 3589519 ncdirtdigger
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But what do Greek women do for work?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:26 | 3589808 Frozen
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They're the ones with jobs.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:56 | 3589522 Burticus
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Last week, according to the Untied Nations thuththainability weenies, the slogan was "Let them eat bugs."

This week, it's "Let them eat...jism."

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:05 | 3589523 Supernova Born
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Prostitute then sell organs, or sell organs then prostitute?

Extra paid for no condom or loss in sale price of organs later due to hepatitis? Which is the better choice?

Euro-zone banksters and technocrats need to provide this important financial guidance to European youth.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:31 | 3589628 Kirk2NCC1701
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Organ 'harvesting', drugs and human trafficking is big business in neighboring Albania, where the Muslim feudal clans preside over an EU-wide crime cartel.  No skin off their nose, since they go after non-Muslim prospects -- who are sub-human Infidel to them anyway.

Milosevic was gonna take care of the blight & scum, but we got Slick Willy and Madame Albright to thank for that outcome.  War, crime and chaos are all good business for the Banksters and MIC.  That, plus the US can "look good" supporting those "poor oppressed EU Muslims", while some real "liberation" of Muslims was going on in the Middle East (Gaza, West Bank, etc.). /s

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:44 | 3589844 They trynna cat...
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Israel and Albania, with their global criminal network, are a match made in hell.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 17:58 | 3589526 kill switch
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Let me explain in simple terms step by step.

1) All the global banks were up to their eye-balls in toxic assets. All the AAA mortgage-backed securities etc. were in fact JUNK. But in the balance sheets of the banks and their special purpose vehicles (SPVs), they were stated to be worth US$ TRILLIONS.

2) The collapse of Lehman Bros and AIG exposed this ugly truth. All the global banks had liabilities in the US$ Trillions. They were all INSOLVENT. The central banks the world over conspired and agreed not to reveal the total liabilities of the global banks as that would cause a run on these banks, as happened in the case of Northern Rock in the U.K.

3) A devious scheme was devised by the FED, led by Bernanke to assist the global banks to unload systematically and in tranches the toxic assets so as to allow the banks to comply with RESERVE REQUIREMENTS under the fractional reserve banking system, and to continue their banking business. This is the essence of the bailout of the global banks by central bankers.

4) This devious scheme was effected by the FED’s quantitative easing (QE) – the purchase of toxic assets from the banks. The FED created “money out of thin air” and used that “money” to buy the toxic assets at face or book value from the banks, notwithstanding they were all junks and at the most, worth maybe ten cents to the dollar. Now, the FED is “loaded” with toxic assets once owned by the global banks. But these banks cannot declare and or admit to this state of affairs. Hence, this financial charade.

5) If we are to follow simple logic, the exercise would result in the global banks flushed with cash to enable them to lend to desperate consumers and cash-starved businesses. But the money did not go out as loans. Where did the money go?

6) It went back to the FED as reserves, and since the FED bought US$ trillions worth of toxic wastes, the “money” (it was merely book entries in the Fed’s books) that these global banks had were treated as “Excess Reserves”. This is a misnomer because it gave the ILLUSION that the banks are cash-rich and under the fractional reserve system would be able to lend out trillions worth of loans. But they did not. Why?

7) Because the global banks still have US$ trillions worth of toxic wastes in their balance sheets. They are still insolvent under the fractional reserve banking laws. The public must not be aware of this as otherwise, it would trigger a massive run on all the global banks!

8) Bernanke, the US Treasury and the global central bankers were all praying and hoping that given time (their estimation was 12 to 18 months) the housing market would recover and asset prices would resume to the levels before the crisis. .

Let me explain: A House was sold for say US$500,000. Borrower has a mortgage of US$450,000 or more. The house is now worth US$200,000 or less. Multiply this by the millions of houses sold between 2000 and 2008 and you will appreciate the extent of the financial black-hole. There is no way that any of the global banks can get out of this gigantic mess. And there is also no way that the FED and the global central bankers through QE can continue to buy such toxic wastes without showing their hands and exposing the lie that these banks are solvent.

It is my estimation that they have to QE up to US$20 trillion at the minimum. The FED and no central banker would dare “create such an amount of money out of thin air” without arousing the suspicions and or panic of sovereign creditors, investors and depositors. It is as good as declaring officially that all the banks are BANKRUPT.

9) But there is no other solution in the short and middle term except another bout of quantitative easing, QE II. Given the above caveat, QE II cannot exceed the amount of the previous QE without opening the proverbial Pandora Box.

10) But it is also a given that the FED will embark on QE II, as under the fractional reserve banking system, if the FED does not purchase additional toxic wastes, the global banks (faced with mounting foreclosures, etc.) will fall short of their reserve requirements.

11) You will also recall that the FED at the height of the crisis announced that interest will be paid on the so-called “excess reserves” of the global banks, thus enabling these banks to “earn” interest. So what we have is a merry-go-round of monies moving from the right pocket to the left pocket at the click of the computer mouse. The FED creates money, uses it to buy toxic assets, and the same money is then returned to the FED by the global banks to earn interest. By this fiction of QE, banks are flushed with cash which enable them to earn interest. Is it any wonder that these banks have declared record profits?

12) The global banks get rid of some of their toxic wastes at full value and at no costs, and get paid for unloading the toxic wastes via interest payments. Additionally, some of the “monies” are used by these banks to purchase US Treasuries (which also pay interests) which in turn allows the US Treasury to continue its deficit spending. THIS IS THE BAILOUT RIP OFF of the century.

Now that you fully understand this SCAM, it is left to be seen how the FED will get away with the next round of quantitative easing – QE II.

Obviously, the FED and the other central banks are hoping that in time, asset prices will recover and resume their previous values before the crisis. This is a fantasy. QE II will fail just as QE I failed to save the banks.

The patient is in intensive care and is for all intent and purposes brain dead, although the heart is still pumping albeit faintly. The Too Big To Fail Banks cannot be rescued and must be allowed to be liquidated. It will be painful, but it is necessary before there is recovery. This is a given.


When the ball hits the ceiling fan, sometime early 2011 at the earliest, there will be massive bank runs.

I expect that the FED and other central banks will pre-empt such a run and will do the following:

1) Disallow cash withdrawals from banks beyond a certain amount, say US$1,000 per day; 2) Disallow cash transactions up to a certain amount, say US$10,000 for certain transactions; 3) Transactions (investments) for metals (gold and silver) will be restricted; 4) Worst-case scenario – the confiscation of gold AS HAPPENED IN WORLD WAR II. 5) Imposition of capital controls etc.; 6) Legislations that will compel most daily commercial transactions to be conducted through Debit and or Credit Cards; 7) Legislations to make it a criminal offence for any contraventions of the above.


Maintain a bank balance sufficient to enable you to comply with the above potential impositions.

Start diversifying your assets away from dollar assets. Have foreign currencies in sufficient quantities in those jurisdictions where the above anticipated impositions are least likely to be implemented.


There will be a financial tsunami (round two) the likes of which the world has never seen.

Global banks will collapse!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:48 | 3589850 walküre
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But you're at least 2 years behind the curveball. Not saying you're wrong but why hasn't anything you predicted happened. Time to expand on this and follow-up.

13) The central banks are all colluding and global banks are not revealing the nature of the scam by way of selling treasuries. Instead the G7 or G8 and G20 have all agreed to "ride it out" and inflate slowly but surely away until whenever the pre 2009 asset levels can be reached again.

14) If that means, money will be dropped from helicopters and given to people - so be it - QE IV

15) The result of hyperinflation is not as scary as the deflationary death spiral that would follow the bank blow-up

16) Reset will happen when the system is awash in paper and revaluations can be entered without hurting any balance sheets by the global banks

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:02 | 3589533 PontifexMaximus
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Only, thought, that there is stiff competition from Cyprus.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:05 | 3589540 Sauerkraut-Opinion
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It wouldn't surprise me, if the Greek unemployment rate at the end of the year hits a inconceivable 150%.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 14:51 | 3593094 NihilistZero
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Inconceivable...  You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:07 | 3589548 rosiescenario
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Wondering what impact this will have on German tourism and Bangkok? Is Lufthansa a short? Are Greek condom companies a long?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:17 | 3589591 Kirk2NCC1701
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When it comes to the Pleasure trade, all Germans are 'Austrians'.  Private charters galore.  The former Formula-1 World Champion, the Austrian Niki Lauda made a fortune flying people to Bangkok with his discount airline.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 23:33 | 3589609 Sauerkraut-Opinion
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...not necessary anymore since we have all this prospering "99-Dollar-all-you-can-f....-clubs here including flatrate for dinner & drinks.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:14 | 3589564 Kirk2NCC1701
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I can appreciate that Merkel needs to look after Germany's interest, but... She is not looking after Germany's interests, unless those are exclusively Big Bank interests.

The right thing to do was to treat the Greece crisis like a Marburg virus contagion:  Firewall the EU from Greece, and solve their problems on a modular fashion, apart from the rest of the EU.  If this meant forcing them to leave the EU, revert to the Drachma and write off some of the debt, so fucking be it!

Instead, she has shown that -- in spite of her education and political skills -- she lacks vision, common sense, and common decency.  Either that, or she is just another politician-for-hire.  Like here in the US.  I almost called her a "politische Nutte", but that would be unkind to the 'Nutten' (ho's) who work for a living and are not hypocrites.

For their part, the Greek politicians must like getting financially sodomized, or doing the same to its public.  A modern Greek Tragedy, minus the blood and body count.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:39 | 3589831 Kirk2NCC1701
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That's right, I forgot she's East German!  Say no more.

Although in that picture it looks like she's eyeing the butt of that girl in front of her (with her head down).  Is this Freudian?  Did something already happen there?  A la Ute Freudenberg ("Sie gehoert zur mir...")?


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:19 | 3589579 Ignorance is bliss
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Dear Troika, the people you are after are the people you depend on. We cook your meals. We haul your trash. We connect your calls. We drive your ambulances. We guard you while you sleep. Do not fuck with us.
IMHO "They do not listen: Cut off their Fucking balls. "


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:18 | 3589593 Jugdish
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What a shame that these people would choose to live a life without any dignity - HIV, designer drugs, prostitution etc etc. Why not identify the people responsible for their circumstances and pay them a visit at their home. With muffins and cookies of course. The news out of Sweden, England, and Greece today is very unsettling, sickening. This whole experiment of Global Bolshvism an Muticultralism is failing fast so it seems. The pain that it will unleash before it is done away with for good will probably only continue to get worse.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:54 | 3589712 Ignorance is bliss
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Maybe...these people live the way they do because they and their kids are hungary. I wonder what happens when they get angry?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:18 | 3589594 Cacete de Ouro
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DSK Lawyer : "I challenge you to distinguish a naked prostitute from any other naked woman".

DSK: "Well, that's easy, the prostitutes are the ones on the IMF pay role".

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:23 | 3589611 saulysw
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And then there is the rising drug problem - a new cheap drug called "sisa" which is crystal meth and battery acid.


Athens is going down the drain.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:25 | 3589616 Seasmoke
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Oh well. I pay for sex everyday. Even days I don't get any sex.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:37 | 3589649 vegas
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Where is Mr. Panos to explain this phenom when you need him? On the other hand every guy in the world already knows he pays far more for sex than from a hooker.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:36 | 3589651 newworldorder
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The EU governing officials have allowed and or pertetuated the economic situation in Greece to reach this stage of thievery. Their lies of solidarity induced a continent to follow them to the destruction of many of those countries. Blood will on their heads, if they do not stop this evil experiement of EU monetary union.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:37 | 3589661 GRsilverking
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in the end this man is saying that by the end of 2013 there will be 4 mm poor people in Greece & about 500,000 very hungry kids in a 11mm population.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 20:00 | 3589885 walküre
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My sympathies. You and I know full well what needs to happen in Greece.

Cut the embelical cord to Europe. Stand on your own two feet. The military HAS TO TAKE OVER and facilitate the return of Greece to the Greeks.

Same for Italy, same for Spain and Portugal. All these countries have been taken over by foreign interests. All these countries are oppressed by a foreign cancer.

Cut yourself loose and deal with the fallout. Us Germans have had worse happened in our history and we came out ok on the other side. But to go through it initially is painful.

Your MILITARY is the only INSTITUTION the bankers are fearful of and the only entity they respect.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 21:35 | 3590232 web bot
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This can`t go on forever.

The only problem with what you`re saying is that you are right... This is the likely outcome and it may not just stop at Greece...

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 00:51 | 3590861 Freddie
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You are 100% correct.

Sadly some of those evil banksters hideout in Berlin as well as London and other places.   Please note I like the German people.  I hope the Germans, Italians and Austrians do not have what is going on in London and Sweden.  The Germans, Italians and Austrians fought those people hundreds of years ago.

The drugs are coming through the Albanian islamic pipeline with ties all the way back to elites in Beruit and other places in the ME.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:38 | 3589664 Zgangsta
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All is well.  Interest rates are the lowest in years!

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:43 | 3589677 SmittyinLA
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Our own US govt is pushing prostitution as a viable occupation, "The Client List" premiered last year.

 I don't watch it, but I'm guessing they don't touch STDs, beatings, kidnaps, rapes, murders and of course the drugs and alcohol addictions or mental illness aspects of prostitution, (just wealthy good looking clean men).

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:50 | 3590542 Northern Lights
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AGREED, whole heartedly.


What the media is trying to do with The Client List tv show is to "normalize" prostitution in society and make it more acceptable among the masses.


They did that with the fags and the dykes, so why not with the whores.


My only fear is that the next thing they'll try to normalize is phedophilia.

Thu, 05/23/2013 - 00:07 | 3590775 Dull Care
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Is there any doubt that's the next cause they're going to try and push? They've gone far enough. It's disgusting what's happened to the civil society.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:49 | 3589699 toady
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Sluts are cool

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:03 | 3589739 Peter Pan
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We can all make jokes about prositutes and perhaps some of them are doing it because they want to and are not forced to do so in any way. Even in Australia, there are many university students who prostitute themselves because they can get earn more in a much smaller time frame than serving coffee in a cafe.

But for those that are forced to do it to keep mind and body together or to feed their children, it is a tragedy beyond belief with ramifications beyond the act itself.

Cypriot society underwent a terrible phase some years ago when eastern block prostitutes ran amok and spread disease and caused many a marriage and many a family to break down.

The EU has the attitude that it will survive regardless of how many corpses it has to tread on. And believe you me, there are many more corpses to come while bureaucrats in Brussels getting taxed 12% are making the easy money.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:37 | 3589830 lotsoffun
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it's all great - as long as it's not my mother, my daughter, my sister or my wife.

this is sad news.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:00 | 3589704 pashley1411
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As sad as it may seem, a country can support a disfunctional government, especially when the government has outside support (the EU), for some time.   Remember that every economic dysfunction and politically-inspired  malinvestment develops its own constituency.     You should be thinking of the Greek elite in the same way that the elites work in Syria, or North Korea; so much to lose, so go down fighting. 

The 21st century will be, like every other century, a time of jurisdiction selection.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 18:59 | 3589726 walküre
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Knowing how fucking retarded the Brussels bureaucracy works, I can just imagine how this problem will get tackled.

The best thing for the people of Greece and the rest of Europe would be if Brussels and Strasbourg got wiped out by an earthquake, swallowed up into the abyss of the underworld and never to be heard of again.

Brussels and Strasbourg is the root of the cancer across Europe.

Europe's leaders have called for more action to tackle joblessness in Europe. Earlier this month, European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso urged Europe's leaders to come up with "a more ambitious plan to fight youth unemployment" at a next month's EU summit.

"We must give revive hope, specially for young people," he said. "We cannot wait for long, we are all aware this is urgent."

Yes, you bet your shiny Brussels ass that it is urgent and if memory serves correctly the last time we had massive youth unemployment in Europe the kids ran straight into the arms of the communists and fascists.

Not all that bad I might add. The kids were off the streets, learned a trade and got put to work on mainly infrastructure and military projects. Unfortunately the debt masters suggested to wage war and put their bets on both sides of the battlefields. Fuck bankers. The biggest cancer that ever saw the light of day.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:01 | 3589735 Lendo
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It would seem Greek mail order brides would be the best export for Greece.

Mon, 05/27/2013 - 16:44 | 3589757 obessoligarch
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lots of hotties are looking for an emergency exit....there's one for you too


Mon, 05/27/2013 - 16:45 | 3589782 obessoligarch
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lot's of super sexy hotties are looking for an emergency exit....there's one for you too!!


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 22:47 | 3590531 Northern Lights
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Better get one fast because in about a year, 75% of the adult female population will have HPV and 90% of them will have had or been exposed to an STD (including HIV).

Then ask yourself how "pure" your Greek bride really is.


Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:03 | 3589740 XRAYD
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So, this will bring in more German tourists ... and help the balance of trade?

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:11 | 3589766 Peter Pan
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Even if every grandmother  and underage girl in Greece prostituted herself for 5 euros, it would require 5 million women to prostitute themselves about 16,000 times each to pay off 400 billion euros of debt.

That is the extent of the EU's depravity in crushing a small country with a non-sensical strategy.

Wed, 05/22/2013 - 19:54 | 3589864 forwardho
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With all that banging going on, they should harness the energy, pump it into the grid, and be independent in no time.

* Its renewable too!

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