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Troika Demands Greeks Drink "Extended Life" (aka Spoiled) Milk

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"If you like your bailout, you can keep your bailout," is the message from the latest Troika mission to Greece; but there is one (or two) big 'but's... As ekathimerini reports, Greece is "very close" to a deal with the Troika for the next EUR8.8 billion with negotiations hanging on a few final things including... the troika wants Greece to extend the shelf life of fresh milk! Maybe they should just rename it 'greek yoghurt'.

Via ekathimerini,

Greece is “very close” to an agreement with the troika, according to government spokesman Simos Kedikoglou, who was speaking ahead of the resumption of talks between the two sides on Monday afternoon.


Greek government officials are due to begin meetings with troika inspectors in Athens at 4 p.m. The Greek side is hoping to achieve an agreement in principle by the March 10 Eurogroup and to secure the disbursement of 8.8 billion euros in bailout loans by a meeting of eurozone finance ministers due to be held in Athens on April 1.


Among the issues that remain to be settled are the lifting of barriers to competition in several sectors and the reduction of employers’ social security contributions by 3.9 percentage points.


“We are very close to an agreement on both things,” Kedikoglou told Mega TV on Monday morning.


He suggested that the government was ready to make alternative proposals on the issues of fresh milk and non-prescriptions medicines. The troika wants Greece to extend the shelf life of fresh milk and to allow some drugs to be sold in super markets.


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Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:28 | 4472122 fonzannoon
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My wife's family makes some sort of pancakes with spoiled milk. Actually they make a ton of stuff with spoiled milk. The downside it all tastes like shit.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:30 | 4472132 ZeroPower
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On the upside you'll no longer fear contracting salmonella.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:33 | 4472138 fonzannoon
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salmonella is afraid of contracting them at this point. 

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:37 | 4472162 Headbanger
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What's the big deal?  Just make cheese out of it and have it with some wine.

Problem solved. Next!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:49 | 4472198 john39
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this just in, chocolate rations have been increased from 30 grams per week to 25.  that is all.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:31 | 4472351 jbvtme
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do not culture pasteurized milk. raw milk is ok

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:44 | 4472400 fonestar
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When are Greek people going to grow some balls?  Kill the IMF.  Kill the world bank.  Hang the collaborators.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 21:09 | 4473273 GetZeeGold
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The GetZeeGold upticked you on that......I'm sure the junks were just reflex action.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 21:12 | 4473274 GetZeeGold
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Not only have I started to refer to myself in the third person, I just double posted.....this is bad.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 04:57 | 4474417 jaxville
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Golden Dawn....It won't be long before they form a government with all this shit the EU and the "U know whooos" is laying on Greece. Happy days are coming

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:50 | 4472200 Manthong
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Got Curd?

Oh, wait.. it's "Curd Life" now.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:38 | 4472166 Skateboarder
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fonz, if your milk is about to go bad (or has already started), the best thing you can do is make paneer (or any type of farmer's cheese). Assuming a Greek didn't spend his life savings on the milk and still has some means to buy a vegetable or two, he could enjoy his spoiled milk in cheese form.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:55 | 4472214 ThirdWorldDude
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Making cottage cheese out of bad milk (or yoghurt that's gone too sour) is a widely used practice throughout the Balkans. Get a few eggs and you've got yourself an excellent omelette.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:05 | 4472240 onelight
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non-pasteurized milk allowed to ferment with kefir grains can bring many health benefits, though I doubt that is the miserly plan being reported...pasteurized milk kept too long just rots while non-pasteurized ferments into cheese.

I got some live Kefir grains from Greece awhile back, and now ferment raw milk with it, tastes pretty darn sour however when drowned in cocoa, it works as a healthy digestion and immune system strengthening drink; I have it most days.

Dr. Mercola explains it here:

Fermentation of milk, like that of vegetables (sauerkraut), was the only way to preserve food pre-refrigeration, and it brought many health benefits, which the Russians proved in decades of medical research in late 19th through early 20th c., following their wily theft of some live Kefir grains from those in the Caucasus region who hid the tradition for centuries...that's the lore anyway. I rarely get colds anymore, is all I know.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 21:25 | 4473319 WillyGroper
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Paneer? Thanks.

Got a link?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:57 | 4472223 TahoeBilly2012
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Now wait a gosh darn second....I thought the whole purpose of the EU was to improve and streamline quality standards between mean the Overlords are taking the safety standards this is in fact nothing but a debt slave union?? Oh my.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 18:03 | 4472480 lordylord
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The only thing the EU was meant to improve and streamline was transfer of wealth and power from the people to the State. 


Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:32 | 4472142 Pure Evil
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Anal leakage must run rampant in that family.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:37 | 4472164 wee-weed up
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Think projectile vomit from the other end!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:38 | 4472167 krispkritter
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 "Anal leakage must run..."  Rofl...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:44 | 4472184 Dr. Engali
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Lol..... The direction these threads take.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:49 | 4472196 krispkritter
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No shit Doc!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:56 | 4472220 Hulk
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Ass wipe !!!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:10 | 4472286 maskone909
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My sisters wife makes 8000$ per month while staying at home!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:27 | 4472346 Son of Loki
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My 5 year-old-son makes $$$$ flipping houses in his PJs ...never has to even leave his bedroom...never even has to stop his Lego play.....EZ as 1-2-3....

"Phlip Dat House!"

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:45 | 4472401 skwid vacuous
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is her box the size of the Holland Tunnel yet?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:33 | 4472144 Dr. Engali
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Not being a shit connoisseur I have no idea what your wife's pancakes taste like.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 21:47 | 4473383 WillyGroper
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They look good.

Gotta be better than hot pockets.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:38 | 4472158 Winston Churchill
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Feel for you.

One of my employee's is Russian , fortunately from past trips to Russia, I always

turn down her cooking 'treats'. It is amusing to watch others try them though.

The borscht is safish.Without the black bread(thought they used all their sawdust for vodka).

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:48 | 4472188 Levadiakos
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Here in Florida we eat a lot of possum. Boiled broiled fried. Got to use a pack of good dogs to tree them on moonlit nights. Course some can be found roadside and many seeming quite fresh and intact. Head them, skin them and cut the human hand looking paws off. Goes well with sweet potatoes and collard greens.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:52 | 4472203 drink or die
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I've shot and killed a few troublesome possums in my neighborhood in the northwest...Now I know what I need to try next time I kill one.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:56 | 4472217 Winston Churchill
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Hear you,

 but I prefer rattlesnake myself, full size,not the pygmy ones .

Wild gator is good, not the ranched ones.

Both are more fun to kill.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 19:43 | 4472483 krispkritter
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Had a 300+lb. boar out in the pasture last night with several sows and couple piglets.  Still have a couple in the freezer that the neighbor got.  I'm sure I'd take the pig over the possum, I'd have to be mighty hungry to eat possum I think.  (Oh, bonus! Neighbor just called.  Deer broke it's legs trying to jump a fence on his place. Looks like I'm dressing down a deer tonite! Update: parted it out and still got 20+ lbs. for the freezer...)

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:29 | 4472124 fijisailor
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Ever heard of long life milk?  Very common in most countries and available in the US.  

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:32 | 4472139 Uncle Remus
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I think they are going for just this side of fossilized.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:37 | 4472163 krispkritter
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Ship it by rail car through Fukushima...problem solved.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:50 | 4472199 Hulk
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Milk from Chernobyl cow never spoils. Go figure...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:59 | 4472231 Winston Churchill
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Nine udders.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:20 | 4472326 Hulk
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Datz udderly ridiculous !!!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:29 | 4472125 alien-IQ
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Now does anybody doubt the need to start executing bankers en masse?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:37 | 4472126 LMAOLORI
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I don't know what sounds worse that or


From Sewage, Added Water for Drinking 
Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:30 | 4472129 Dr. Engali
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At least they still have the Euro.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:41 | 4472172 wee-weed up
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Yep, as long as they still have some paper ones...

They'll never run out of toilet paper!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:43 | 4472179 Levadiakos
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What do you expect from a population that porks it's goat before they eat it?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:56 | 4472450 krispkritter
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I'll remember to skip the 'stuffed goat' next time...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:34 | 4472149 skwid vacuous
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as someone once said - "eat your peas", my greek comrades!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:36 | 4472159 krispkritter
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I can get down a whole lot of milk past it's Best By date for 9 billions euros...just sayin'.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:38 | 4472165 Theta_Burn
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I've known some crazy Greeks...and even crazier Cypriots (those that are still alive) and the fact that violence against TPTB is non existant (so far) is pretty remarkable

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:38 | 4472168 Tinky
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Let them eat cake (and wash it down with milk)!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:45 | 4472187 youngman
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I am sure it has something to do with the Dairy union rules and regulations....written so they can sell more a higher price of has nothing to do with the milk itself..

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:46 | 4472190 new game
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another 8.8 to keep the bankster whole. does this ever fkg end? paper the paper, paper the paperpaper the paper, paper the paper and once again paper the paper. like scrapping wallpaper from a 200 year old home...

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:58 | 4472209 CrashisOptimistic
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This is why I harp on oil.

Truly, nothing else matters.  Money can always be created if systemic destruction can be stopped by money.  If they all create, there can be no currency collapse.

Only oil is 1) immune and 2) vital for civilization.  Only oil can't be created by decree.  It is oil and only oil that can and will take it all down.

Greece burns about 380K bpd, down from 420K before their devastation.  Think about that.  Only 40K . . . as the extra due to economic activity.  380K is minimum for life.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:58 | 4472460 SmackDaddy
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Replace oil with energy and I agree 100% with everything you say.  Nothing moves without oil.  Nothing works without coal.  Plus some NG for the winter in certain latitudes,

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 20:21 | 4473068 shovelhead
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You mean life as we know it today.

We got along just fine without oil until the last 150 years.

Bullish for witch hazel.


Mon, 02/24/2014 - 21:53 | 4473405 WillyGroper
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Mon, 02/24/2014 - 16:51 | 4472202 Al Huxley
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If Greece doesn't like being continually bent over the table by the Troika, maybe they should stop borrowing money from the EU and drop the EURO.  Just a thought.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:06 | 4472270 NotApplicable
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Yeah, cuz abstract collectives are so good at the "thinking" and "acting" things.

Odious debt, FTW. Then let the fucking bondholders find their own capital to clawback.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:01 | 4472241 teslaberry
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don't worry, drink up--it's got electrolytes!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:03 | 4472250 SmittyinLA
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How long? What was the old limit versus the new limit? 

Lets not let facts get in the way of political propaganda 



Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:24 | 4472337 Son of Loki
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China has some "Floating Pigs" I'm sure they'll be glad to unload. Just boil 'm a little longer then normal.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 23:14 | 4473763 Reckonball
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Just fry those chops in a pan,with a little of that Chinese gutter oil..Done!

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 17:38 | 4472374 Uncle Remus
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Redefining "lactose intolerant"?

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 18:06 | 4472496 Peter Pan
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The TROIKA just keeps extending the shelf life of the current government in Greece in the hope that Greeks will swallow hook, line and sinker the whole lie and fraud being perpetrated upon them.

That idiot prime minister keeps crowing about a 1.5 billion euro primary surplus when he still hasn't paid the interest on over 340 billion euros of debt.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 18:07 | 4472498 Urban Redneck
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The Orange Woman of the IMF needs some lube to fuck the fresh orange revolutionaries, so the Greeks will have to do without, but they've got to be used to it by now.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 19:27 | 4472819 Pumpkin
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Colloidal silver.  Look it up.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:41 | 4475349 Reader1
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Yeah, cuz everyone should look like a smurf.  That stuff is a poisonous scam.  Look it up online.

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 20:42 | 4473182 TNTARG
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They're mocking on people. Perhaps they're experimenting about the endurance of the masses. How much sh...t people can take.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 03:30 | 4474357 TheCosmicTaco
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Latest troika demand is that all Greeks wash and reuse toilet paper at least once to save money.

CNN asked Athens resident Spiro Akropolous what he thought of the new policy:

" It stinks, man. I'm gonna give up wiping my ass. I ain't got money to buy no food so nuthin is gonna be coming out the back door anyway. I think I'm gonna go live with my cousin in Queens. "

Christine Lagarde could not be reached for comment.

Tue, 02/25/2014 - 07:32 | 4474531 searchub
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Don't drink milk then!

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