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The Colonization Begins: Germany May Send 160 Tax Collectors To Greece

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Since the European colonial state of southern Bavaria Sachs (formerly known as the insolvent Hellenic Republic) no longer even pretends to be anything less than a pass-thru funding colony of its creditors, said creditors (European banks and various insurance companies) are about to send out the first group of colonial scouts in the form of German tax collectors. Also, since as reported previously, Greece will literally have to collect taxes to fund the Second "bailout package", which is merely a front for on ongoing Greek bailout of European banks (recall that it is Greece who is partially funding the bailout Escrow Account), said tax collectors will assist their Greek counterparts (who will rather likely miss their quote of becoming 200% more efficient in 2012) in collecting money from Greek citizens to pay off German banks. If in the process a few (or all) bars of gold end up missing, so be it.

From Athens News:

More than 160 German financial services executives are willing to come to Greece in order to strengthen the Greek tax mechanism, according to a report to be published in the German magazine 'Wirtschafts Woche', which will be released on Monday.

 

The magazine cites German deputy finance minister Hans Bernhard Beus, who explains that a key factor is the knowledge of a foreign language - some of them speak Greek - while the return to active duty of retired tax collectors should not be ruled out.

 

Many come from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, whose finance minister, Norbert Walter-Borjans, compares Greece's with 90s East Germany, noting that even the East Germans at the time were suspicious towards the West. "In Greece suspicion will be greater, in part because of the inappropriate language used by some in Germany," he said.

 

The article also refers to a confidential report from the European Commission, according to which the mechanism of tax collection in Greece is especially problematic.

What "problematic"? If it is not clear by now that the Greeks will happily do nothing to change their predicament (and in fact have exhibited a soaring appreciation for their new stepmother-tongue), this will be literally easier than stealing rehypothecated candy from an insolvent baby.

Ironically, the popular German response in the form of comments at German daily Spiegel is widely adverse to this latest now blatantly open attempt at colonization by a few German "leaders", who just like in every other insolvent developed country, operate solely at the behest of their banker funders.

We fear that such incursions into national sovereignty will only accelerate... until they are finally halted, very violently, and very tragically.

 


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Sat, 02/25/2012 - 13:55 | Link to Comment Careless Whisper
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Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:18 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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In other news, Syntagma Square is to be renamed Shakedown Street.

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:25 | Link to Comment markmotive
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This is the story of your enslavement. Coming to a 'capitalist' neighborhood near you:

http://www.planbeconomics.com/2012/02/24/the-story-of-your-enslavement/

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:26 | Link to Comment 12ToothAssassin
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THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Instant Wealth
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Hi Sparta, pleased, to meet you. My name is uncle Brussels. Now tell me, where does it hurt, my dear.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:51 | Link to Comment trav7777
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start squeezing those greeks into juice

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Popo
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Will they bury the tax-collectors in Greece?  ...or ship the caskets back to Germany?

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:02 | Link to Comment redpill
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Blumenkrieg Pt II

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:02 | Link to Comment Michael
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I would be very careful with what the foreign invaders dine on for dinner during their stay in Greece.

Cup of Poison

Socrates' execution requires that he drink a cup of hemlock. Found in Europe and parts of Asia, hemlock is a poisonous herb that looks a great deal like parsley. You would not, however, want this "fool's-parsley" dressing the side of your dinner plate!

It is bad enough that Socrates is unjustly sentenced to death, but to carry out his own execution is a bit much! Indeed, for many of us, it would seem that he is committing suicide. Bear in mind, however, that a sense of honor meant something different in his day than it does in our own. It would have been unthinkable for Socrates to have been forced to consume the deadly brew or for him to go to his death like a coward, kicking and screaming.

Pharmaceutical Vials for Preparing Hemlock
Steven S. Tigner

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 18:43 | Link to Comment Michael
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Could someone tell me if this;

The bogus billion dollar bill: Eight arrested after Italian police seize $6 TRILLION of fake U.S. bonds

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2102800/Fake-bonds-bank-vault-Italian-police-seize-6-TRILLION.html#ixzz1nR6m33W5

Has anything to do with this;

$15,OOO,OOO,OOO,OOO FRAUD EXPOSED in UK House of Lords

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAK5xzEYq7I&feature=player_embedded#!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:21 | Link to Comment Doña K
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Thank you Tyler for making this clear and unequivocal.

I had similar postings:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/and-what-greece-spends-its-bailout-money#comment-2192861

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/juncker-greece-may-need-third-bailout#comment-2195759 

To the Greeks: You must not let this continue

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 18:56 | Link to Comment HurricaneSeason
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They better put sand in the tires of their BMWs and buy some molotov cocktail insurance. I think LLoyds offers that insurance.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:02 | Link to Comment e2thex
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They're not tax collectors. They're advisors. And soon more advisors will be sent. If things go bad the advisors will use Agent Orange to improve matters. Then a landing force will be sent to protect the advisors.

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 21:23 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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The landing force has not reached full maturity.

And the white ballistic armor they will wear has not been fully developed....

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 22:18 | Link to Comment He_Who Carried ...
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Will they bury the tax-collectors in Greece?  ...or ship the caskets back to Germany?

It doesn't matter, what matters is, that the Greek "government" just found out and rather miraculously so, that there are people in Greece that do NOT pay their taxes because of their own VERY corrupt Greek administration.... OUCH! That must have hurt their "pride".

They should sell the islands to Germany instead and then they can be hired back on these islands as guestworkers.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:58 | Link to Comment Shocker
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Is this a preview of what is going to happen in US. The economy will evenually eat away at all aspects of our life, and will have to pay for our hardship

Pretty crazy article

 

http://www.dailyjobcuts.com

 

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 18:34 | Link to Comment greensnacks
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And much like the PIIGS, Californian cities are facing similar problems, with Stockton facing bankruptcy and having to re-negotiate their debt terms, facing 20% unemployment and having to fund public workers pensions with decreasing tax revenues:

  http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/25/4289631/stockton-hopes-to-stave-off-ban...

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:10 | Link to Comment luna_man
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"Is this a preview of what is going to happen in US."

 

The "gold" in the U.S. has been missing for some time now...but we still get pictures of it in fort knox!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:49 | Link to Comment Don Birnam
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Ironic, that the Greek national anthem is titled, "Hymn to Freedom."

Now, supplanted both in essence and effect, by a certain, very old composition by Josef Haydn...

http://youtu.be/fnp-cgkFUCQ

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:12 | Link to Comment Atlantis Consigliore
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http://youtu.be/hFbCS4a14J4     IM SPARTACUS,  lets have some greek dance music with the German Banks?????

 

http://youtu.be/zSn_4B6OHXs  Swing it Deutschland.....

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:46 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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No, this is not aristocratic militaristic collectivist gold-hating Sparta, this is Europe. Queen Gorgo would never have borrowed money, btw, not even accepted it as a gift.

"some of them speak Greek " (seems a dozen) yes. WHY?
There are 300'000 Greeks in Germany, and yes, some of them work for the Finance Ministry.
Though out of them you might also find childrens of mixed marriages and the husbands of Greek women. Shocking, shocking...

I request the right of having my tax officer to be female, young, hot, Swedish, Catholic, a good cook and very, very guillible. Did I mention hot?

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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LOTS FOR SALE

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:47 | Link to Comment Cpl Hicks
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Any truth to the rumor that Ellen Degeneres and her galpals have a bid in for the island of Lesbos?

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:04 | Link to Comment bank guy in Brussels
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The stirring, emotional marching song of the German tax collectors in foreign lands ...

'De Fahne Hoch' - 'The Banner High' - also known as the 'Horst Wessel song':

« Keep the streets free for the brown battallions
Keep the streets free for the storm trooper men ...

Soon Hitler flags will fly over the barricades ...

Die Straße frei den braunen Batallionen
Die Straße frei dem Sturmabteilingsmann! ...

Bald flattern Hitlerfahnen über Barrikaden ... »

Song video with photos of German tax collectors, and English and German lyrics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltiUj96fZ8o

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:49 | Link to Comment StormShadow
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Alles! All aboard zee trains!!  Jetzt, schnell!  Free toors of dee wunderbar Greek countryside.  Bring zee children, zay vil enjoy it as well.  Danke!...

Jesus, Greeks!  Wake up for godsake!  FIGHT!  You repelled them before, you can do it again.

What are they thinking?!!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment Instant Wealth
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One day, the Onassis clan will buy the whole thing for a bargain, then erect a signpost PRIVATE PROPERTY.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:37 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Looks like the three Troikan Stooges junked this...PapadeMO, Dragy and MerKurly

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:54 | Link to Comment Conrad Murray
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I think a Merkel the Merkin piece would be all sorts of funny. Upon which body? That is the question.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkin

Edit: More thoughts. Merkel the Merkin is covering the "Trojan" Horse pecker of the ECB(or just the French and German banks). It's aiming to pump a bent over Greece's pooper under the guise of "injecting liquidity" via bailout, but it's really just there to give Greece's sovereignty AIDS.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:13 | Link to Comment CH1
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three Troikan Stooges junked this

Seems to me there've been a lot of aggressive Fed employees around here lately.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:31 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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Someone said it's Corzine, Leo, MHFT and Lucas Van Praag

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 20:25 | Link to Comment BeansBulletsBandaids
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lots of what?

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:08 | Link to Comment suckerfishzilla
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Davidson must have spent the most money ever trying to get rid of a computer virus.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:20 | Link to Comment JennaChick
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Kyle Bass recent video puts everything into perspective: http://www.armadamarkets.com/market-info/videos/

We are all pretty much f*cked, at least those of us living in Europe. And good luck to Germans as soon everybody will point their finger towards them. Kind of like before the WWII.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:15 | Link to Comment RafterManFMJ
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Only a matter of time before UN 'Peacekeepers' are deployed...remember, blue helmets stand out pretty well in low-light condtions.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment ohhhhhbaaaaahhh...
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Ich bin laden. 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:20 | Link to Comment TheFourthStooge-ing
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Kein Rettungsschirm!

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:22 | Link to Comment a growing concern
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We are all jelly doughnuts now.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 13:55 | Link to Comment Dennis
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Just so you know, the german ppl don't stand behind all this BS !

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Well duh. Ya think the Greeks stand behind the bailouts and the deals?

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:06 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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yeah, right. they said the same thing the last time around. but we all know they where part of it and fully supported their fuhrer. time for greece to wake up and hang them krauts.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Conrad Murray
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Exactly. If the German people aren't behind it, then they need to hang their leaders as well. Put up or shut up Nazis.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:53 | Link to Comment trav7777
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huh?  The Germans' pensions depend on the greeks paying back the money they borrowed.  Greece is a DEADBEAT STATE, got it?

Squeeze them hard and take the oil that comes out and sell it for use in asphalt

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:56 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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I have twelve sea shells, six clams and an oyster. .... Consider it a downpayment!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:05 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Nicely lined up..... the xenophobe trinity of ZH.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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Nah, Conrad is misunderstood, the others are a kook and quasi-troll.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:06 | Link to Comment Conrad Murray
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Reply to the wrong person, or did your thinking cap get lost in the dryer again? My reply had nothing to do with pensions or whether Greece is a deadbeat.

I am pointing out that either the German people support their Nazi government's takeover of Greece(an act of war), or they don't. If they don't support it, they need to remove the German politicians and banksters, preferably by execution. If they do support it, well, here we go again I guess.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:28 | Link to Comment john39
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>>>>I am pointing out that either the German people support their Nazi government's takeover of Greece(an act of war), or they don't.

dunno man, I hate what the U.S. gov is doing in Libya, yemen, Afghanistan, pakistan, Syria and Iran... but so far, all my bitching has done little to stop it. seems hypocritical to blame the german people for something they have little to no control over.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:46 | Link to Comment Conrad Murray
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No doubt about it. The Americans are just as guilty as all other peoples of the world who perpetuate The State's assaults on liberty and crimes against humanity, whether by paying taxes, feigning ignorance, or sulking in apathy.

Banksters and politicians are a global scourge and will have to be dealt with in all nations. However, Greece is in the spotlight now. They have the ability to spark some Greek Fire and ignite a worldwide revolution. Let's hope they can find the strength.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:51 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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Germany has been occupied since the second WW, it is now a secondary 'power' behind a very real Empire. Guess who?

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:56 | Link to Comment Likstane
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How many doofus amerikans support bombing Libya, Afghan, Iraq, and so on?  A whole lot.  Prob same thing in Krautville and Grease.  The majority of people are basically gullible retards willing to believe whatever dogshit is served up.  Only when things get unbearable(near death) are they willing to do what it takes to overthrow whatever ruling class is around.  The great thing about truth is that it always manifests itself, sometimes sooner, sometimes after awhile. 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:34 | Link to Comment trav7777
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this is the most ridiculous piece of hyperbole yet.

Nazi gov't takeover of Greece?  WTF?

Greece SHOULD be taken over as it is a deadbeat state.  Would do it some good.  those lazy greeks have spent way too much time lounging in cafes spending someone ELSE'S money.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:45 | Link to Comment nicxios
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Shut up already. We read the first 3,000 times you typed it out from whatever miserable backwoods county you're posting from.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:37 | Link to Comment The4thStooge
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Ok trav, lets use your fucked up logic. If Greece is a deadbeat state, then whos fault is it for loaning vast sums of money to them?

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 20:03 | Link to Comment Canucklehead
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Stooge, a sovereign state is responsible for the debts it incurs.  A corrupt state scams everyone in order to exist.

If Greece can't honor it's debts, others should take steps to minimize their loss to the Greek State.

States have interests, not friends.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:40 | Link to Comment luna_man
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"those lazy greeks have spent way too much time lounging in cafes spending someone ELSE'S money."

Yeah...I'm sure they have those mexican citizens doing alot of their yard work and other labor...NOT LIKE HERE!

 

Just another hard working american here!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 18:33 | Link to Comment fiddy pence haf...
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pensions?

I guess you haven't figured it out yet, trav.

This whole banking "thing" was designed

to steal our pensions, private and public.

the derivative CDO CDS game is made to take money out of pensions,

around the world, and leave little exploding IOUs in their place

(that's my avatar, too. dumb & dumber).

If your pension is not gone yet, then retire now.

Otherwise, you will not be getting a pension that will allow you to live.

I had to laugh when ABC was showing the first pension victims (2008)

in the US going to live in Mexico, because that's all they could afford.

I was laughing because ABC didn't seem to care about the

banks that were causing this calamity.

You have to give them bankers some credit.

The baby boomers had some trillions sitting around, just

waiting to be stolen. It's a once in a century bank robbery opportunity.

 

So, any corruption by Greek politicians is secondary. I hope you're not blaming the

Greek people, trav. Just let me know if you want my answer on that one.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 20:07 | Link to Comment Canucklehead
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Greek people are at fault.  They lived beyond their means and now are forced to pay the piper.  Corruption is a cancer.  If you don't catch it early enough and treat it, it will kill you.

Since the Greek people do not want to clean up their own mess, others will clean it up for them.

Greece wasn't a viable country anyways.

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 07:14 | Link to Comment fiddy pence haf...
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knucklehead. Why post your picture? anyway, I digress.

 

How's your pension? How's your health care. I hope the Conservatives decide to

cut all that, not because Canada's economy collapsed, but because it didn't.

They'll tell you that all that public shit is too expensive, and you'll slowly

starve. Only then might you have an epiphany.

It's a mafia bankster hit. The Greek aspect is just a distraction. A circus.

An S&M fetish fest on your nightly news. and you sit there, pulling your unit.

"ya, they deserve it. OOOooh ya"

 

You know nothing about Greece, and nothing about politics, there, in your armchair.

I've happened across some of your embarrassing posts.

Free speech and all that, but Jesus H Christ!

 

this is George Carlin, talking about the US, at least 7 or 8 years ago,

saying how we're slaves and how they're coming for our pensions. Catholics

have beatified people for less than George's prophecy.

Canada is only marginally better, and getting worse.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NB-HZG1Zh7s&feature=related

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 12:14 | Link to Comment trav7777
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"designed"?  LOL.  no.  It was designed to get a little vig off of every dollar in play.

You "perpetual conspiracy" moonbats make me laugh

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Rynak
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Either you support something...

...or you're against something

....there is no other option..... especially not ignorance and inaction.

</SARCASM>  (apparently, there are visually handicapped people around here, so i'm helping them)

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:36 | Link to Comment Hive Raid
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Every time I click on a thread about Germany, I see this satanic Jew puffing about how somebody needs to kill German people. Always one of the first comments no less; like he sits in his sweaty hole watching the feed, anxiously waiting to pounce and release his pent-up bloodlust.

News flash, Jew: there were no six million! Your leaders have been throwing around the 6 million number since BEFORE WORLD WAR ONE:

http://sixmillionmyth.blogspot.com/p/six-million-myth.html

 

If you want some righteous indignation, look inward. Jews orchestrated the 9/11 attacks:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD_vwzjdTi4

 

Not to mention Wall Street, the Fed, Hollywood, and the MSM in general. Moishe's got some splainin to do.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:41 | Link to Comment Bangin7GramRocks
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You sir, are a neomaxizoomdweebie!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 18:47 | Link to Comment Hive Raid
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Too ambiguous.

Me, I'm just an Actual-American who knows the truth.

The majority believes that Lady Gaga and Kanye West are heroes. They believe a lot of myths. Cocooning oneself safely in the consensus doesn't earn anyone a badge of honor.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:26 | Link to Comment AgShaman
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Ameri-kwans tend to live in denial....so yeah, you are correct.

Greece may be first....but soon, even in America....your "Tax Slavery" will be confirmed.

"As we've said all along, people need to come in and get right with us before we find you."  (IRS Commissioner Douglas H. Shulman)

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:01 | Link to Comment Abitdodgie
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"Just so you know, the german ppl don't stand behind all this BS !"

Sorry but yes you do you are letting them do it, whilst still funding them with your taxes that you are still paying, so please go back to work serf and stop thinking.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:30 | Link to Comment john39
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utter bullshit.  the German people have no more control over the banker rape of greece than the american people do over the US/Israeli push for a syria invasion/attack of Iran.  the fascists are in full control.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:49 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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First they came for the Lybians, but I did not do or say anything...

Then they came for the Greeks, but I did not do or say anything...

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:16 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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John is not saying don't say or do anything. We are all guilty so why single out Germany or Greece? People run their mouths so much, what have you personally done about the situation?

I'll come back to see what you have to say. 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment URZIZMINE
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Required attire: Jackboots and truncheons.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment greyghost
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no no no...gunboats and u.s. marines to collect the tariffs. think latin america diplomacy. true story, my dentist has a 1907/08 local newspaper framed on one of his walls. headline screams "U.S. SENDS GUNBOATS TO HAITI". somethings never change...only the actors.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:40 | Link to Comment trav7777
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maybe deadbeats shouldn't borrow money.

Listen, idiots, wtf happens if you borrow money from the MOB and you don't pay?  Do we sit around and fucking sympathize with you?  Oh boo hoo hoo, screw the mobsters?  Don't TAKE the loan.

The greasy greeks have been lounging in cafes sipping espresso for a decade on the Germans' tab.  It is time for them to pay up.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:18 | Link to Comment MsCreant
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Do you feel the same about the hyper-borrowing of the US Govt. and their people?

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 12:16 | Link to Comment trav7777
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we borrowed from ourselves in our own currency.

And YES.  The people got the government that did what they wanted, all across the country.

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 12:24 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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I sadly agree with you - on the point that we all have the governments we deserve - it's not from me, but I've forgotten who said that

 

perhaps in your twenties you disagree - strongly, usually, but after a while you realize every generations makes an impact

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:45 | Link to Comment GoldenGal
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Trav, you sound like a dude who lives in his mother's basement, looking at porn sites all day.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:39 | Link to Comment Slartebartfast
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OK little Timmy G.  Take a break and go try wacking off to internet porn some more before you get yourself too worked up.  Who knows, this might be the day you can actually get it up!

Leave us grown-ups alone to chat in peace.  Run along now....

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:05 | Link to Comment Coke and Hookers
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It's not as simple as that Trav and you know it. This has been a scam and a disaster from day one. The Greeks have had overvalued currency and access to nearly  free money peddled by the ECB and their bank buddies for a decade. Brussels flooded Europe with free cash for years to create artificial prosperity to make the Euro look good. You simply can't run and economy under these conditions. An economy already weak will be totally destroyed. Brussels probably knew about the AMERICAN bank Goldman Sachs was faking Greek debt at the beginning too.

There have been no bailouts of Greece and there will be none. The money goes to the banks. The banks pretend to take haircut on Greek debt while Brussels pretends to bail out Greece.

Greece is in basically the same position as the United States, except they can't print their own money - and they are small so they can easily be bullied (mostly by US based banks):

- Greek debt is probably less than US debt per capita.
- Greece, like the US, has a currency that's artificially too strong due to currency fakery.
- As a result there's massive account deficit and the economy is eating itself up from the inside.
- The assets of the Greek people are being confiscated by the same financial system as the assets of the American people.
- Greeks and Americans are both victims of a bubble engineered by the Fed/ECB to cover up that their economies are shit.
- Greeks and Americans are now both serfs who work for the international financial system.
- Greece and America are both bankrupt and have no future.

But at least the Greeks have the guts to go out and burn shit. Americans are too far gone to get their asses out of their borrowed couches. Ohh yeah, and the Greeks haven't invaded anyone recently to protect their petroleum based fake currency.

I hate to tell you this Trav, but you live in a failed state. A bankrupt bully state that sheds blood of foreigners to protect the illusion of domestic wealth while asset stripping its own people.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 20:11 | Link to Comment Canucklehead
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It takes a very low IQ to go out and burn things when you don't get what you want.  Instead of nipping the problem in the bud, the Greeks decided to roll the dice.

They lost.

Now there are many who feel by typing swear words to people who use aliases that somehow the world will become a better place.

I think those people need to try harder.  They need to do something substantive, in a positive way.

Otherwise, they shouldn't be surprised if their world gets burned.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 21:29 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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That's why I spread the Gospel of Silver, Guns, Grub and Grouping Up....

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 12:19 | Link to Comment trav7777
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the slimy greeks were all too happy to take the loans and to spend a decade on vacation.

Corruption is everywhere.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 19:04 | Link to Comment kanenas
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hey Trav, why are you mad man? mom came back from Kos island with a tan and a smile? or was it your girlfriend?

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 13:27 | Link to Comment rufus13
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Not only should "deadbeats" not borrow money, the bankster who loaned the money should eat a bullet for not being able to return value to the investors. Multiple "bailouts" by the industrial country central banks (ECB, FRB) should result in life-sentences on fraud convictions for everyone involved.  Unless the "banker" is able to pay the defaulted loan from his own account, suicide is the most honorable path.  The dishonored banker should lose his assets, have his family thrown into the street, and be publically hanged. Suicide would save his widow and children from sharing his fate.  Thus should "fractional-theft counterfeit-reserve banking" be ended. 

Placing the default on the public in the lending and/or defaulting country is a path to war.  Joo-baiters are not incorrect in this assertion. Depositors want their money back, or a pound of flesh from the guilty, or from whomever might be available holding 111 tons of gold as a partial payment. They are quite willing to sacrifice the sons of their non-invested neighbors to recover their losses. 

The ECB and the subsidiary banks who hold Greek paper want the gold. Not only do they get to hold the gold, making them much more powerful and independent of their respective Nation-States, Greece will not have any gold to back a future New Drachma (enslaving them to Berlin and the Euro). Greeks will be forced to back their new currency with supersonic copper and lead, lubricated with (NATO) blood. It will be a fine and useful currency for Greek patriots. 

Cheers. 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 13:57 | Link to Comment zorba THE GREEK
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Time to call up The 300. The invasion has begun.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:51 | Link to Comment Cpl Hicks
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Greece would be doing well to raise an army of 300 limp-dicked waiters with damp table rags to snap at the invading 160 Teutonic tax collectors!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:22 | Link to Comment BooMushroom
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Actually, all Greek men are required to serve for a short time - 9 months. So all the men have had some small military training, and they could simply recall them to serve.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:56 | Link to Comment Instant Wealth
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300 sweaty greeks, wearing short skirts and no underwear ? *shudder*

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 20:14 | Link to Comment Canucklehead
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Do you realize the 300 got slaughtered in order to buy time?

Today, what would the Greeks do with that time that the 300 would buy for them?

Not much...

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 06:53 | Link to Comment fiddy pence haf...
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They could sacrifice the 300 fat , lazy bastards who call the parliament their 'office',

while destroying the country. If it saves only 5 minutes, that will be good enough.

There are plenty of roasting spits available, until Easter, that is.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 13:57 | Link to Comment Mr.Kowalski
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Ict bein mein Grecian froinden. The Acropolis will be renamed Der GrecieRichenstag. Javohl !

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Who's gonna get kidnapped? That's right.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:45 | Link to Comment Threeggg
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All ze gyro etin chilzren arz bezlongz toos zuss !

Jew mustz payz uzz yuo taxiz.................................

 

 

 Translation for you up-tight types: 6 down arrows........................?

All the gyros eating children are belong to us !

You must pay us your taxes.

Was it because I used the word Jew for You ? Man, are some people anal or what ? !

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:00 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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They should wear their nazi uniform, just for the lulz.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:44 | Link to Comment agent default
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Odd you mention that, what happens if the Greeks perceive those Germans as an occupation force?  It will start with simple noncooperation but it will gradually escalate to full blown violence against anybody who looks German.  I wouldn't want to be one of those 160 Germans.  Any act of violence against them will be viewed as an act of resistance.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:50 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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And then ``German citizens have been killed we must invade so we get paid``!

This has the potential to get really really really bad.

The banksters will use Germany like it used it in WW1 and WW2...

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:19 | Link to Comment Kali
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It is an occupation force.  Sorta like "military advisors" without the weapons.  How dumb or desperate must you be to accept a job as one of those German "advisors".  Anyone know what their pay and bennie package looks like?

Could you imagine if Chinese tax collectors were sent to the US to help collect taxes?  LOL.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 21:32 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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Bennies are two-and-a-half hots, a cot, and a plot.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 22:31 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Maybe they'll send some ethnic Turks!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:03 | Link to Comment gmj
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The Romans knew that a couple of conspicuously posted legions were a great help in the tax collection process.  And hostages.  Hostages were good.  This is not a big problem.  "It vill not be difficult, mein Fuhrer!"

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:01 | Link to Comment FeralSerf
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The Black Eagle Trust strikes again.

http://www.wanttoknow.info/911/black_eagle_trust_fund

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:01 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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I wouldn't mind going to greece either! Vacation that is...

I hope those famous Bavarian 160 meet sparta's 300!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment MinnesotaMD
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Let's go in on an island together, and time-share. Couldn't cost much more then Puerto Vallerta, and without the decapitations.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Motorhead
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Greek food is fabulous.  Ya mas!

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 22:22 | Link to Comment gmj
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I can't imagine greater opposites than the ancient Spartan lifestyle and the modern Greek lifestyle.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment Mr. Lucky
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This will not end well.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:03 | Link to Comment GeneMarchbanks
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This unhappy marriage will end in a murder suicide.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:04 | Link to Comment MinnesotaMD
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The Road to Serfdom. Let's see left wing Greeks get out of this submission hold. Tapped out literally and figuratively.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:18 | Link to Comment navy62802
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The "tap out" will be signaled by a three-round burst of automatic gunfire.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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Apparently "the music was blaring" as they arrived:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=4I2qWq9L6rw

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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i'm sure the greeks will treat them to some great sex!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 18:41 | Link to Comment fiddy pence haf...
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maybe not. Germans only like fisting.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:06 | Link to Comment hp12c
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Financial Stormtroopers... next they will want the combo to the gold vault..

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:06 | Link to Comment giddy
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LOL... "Bavaria Sachs"... priceless...

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment Motorhead
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Freistaat Bavaria Sachs.  Oins, zwoa, drei, g'suffa!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment Kaiser Sousa
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Bitches should expect to b treated like bitches...
Resist or b slaves Greek mother fuckers.....

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment AnAnonymous
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Europeans blobbing up.

The Greeks need a Greek Keynes, a guy who through biological commiseration, will talk on the heavy burden of debt and how being crushed by debt leads to war.

As every single cent is extracted from Greece, watch the rise of the greek war machine, fueled by despair and resentment.

At least, this is US citizen narrative because in the real world, well, being debt bled to death leaves very few means to build a war machine but hey, nobody want to anger the IndoEuropeans and their heraldic hero, the Germans aka Prussians, Anglo Saxons, Bavarians and co.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:08 | Link to Comment Motorhead
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Ya mas!  Prost!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment dark pools of soros
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So Greece needs a fourth bailout to bribe these 160?

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment The Big Ching-aso
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In general how the Greek tax revenue German enhancement program will pan out....................

"Are you Mr. Stephanopolus?"

"Yes.   Yes I am he."

"We're from the German Tax Collecting Authority here to collect delinquent taxes for the past 52 years."

"I'm so sorry but I don't have any money.   Could I respectfully offer a feces-gyro instead?."

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Motorhead
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That will be like Americans trying to collect Social Security in a few years.  So much for that "lock box".

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment newworldorder
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Why German Tax Collectors? If the EU is so administratevely strong, why not send in EU taxcollectors fromall EU countries combined. Sort of a civilian Nato corps.

It seems only fair, then the Greeks would learn the best tax collection practices from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Finland, Switcherland, etc.

Think of it, Greece could become the model country for universal tax collection on behalf of the EU. What a great way to "test case" the EU tax collection model for the future. Individual tax collection by each sovereign is so Old Europe. Let Greece lead tax collection to the New Europe.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:25 | Link to Comment noses
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Ther *are* no EU tax collectors as there is no direct EU taxation. For a good reason... The EU "government" consists of politicians nobody could bear having around in their respective countries anymore (just look at complete failures like Oettinger) and members of the governments of member states. Paying for them and their useless staff is already enough of a burden. Give them more than some breadcrumbs and our "civil servants" wil turn into an even more vile collection of "civil masters".

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 10:45 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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+1 we like our center as powerless and as small as possible

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:27 | Link to Comment noses
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Sun, 02/26/2012 - 00:43 | Link to Comment dogbreath
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"the best tax collection practices from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Ireland, Finland, Switcherland, etc."   <==== the first part of that was really funny learning tax collection from members of tyhe piigs, too funny!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment misterc
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GUTEN TAG, HERR KOMMANDANT!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 18:35 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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AS OF TODAY, THE NATIONAL GREEK DISH WILL BE:

DAS BRAADWURST!!!

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 07:47 | Link to Comment misterc
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It's a feminine word, not neutrum, actually:

DIE BRATWURST!!

The Greeks will have a hard time learning German grammar.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment falak pema
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160 paid by the Greeks plus their bosses; thank you Merkel. If they are dumb, hide bound, devious, arrogant and narrow minded as the french tax shills, good luck to greeks.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Joebloinvestor
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Where are the advisers on national defense?

I am sure Greece will need some more weapons to defend itself.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:12 | Link to Comment Seasmoke
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what a strange way for WW3 to begin

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment Motorhead
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War and the Balkans seem to go together.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:58 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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"World War III last 10 years. World War 4, 5 minutes. World War 5? 800 years...and we're still paying for it."

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:15 | Link to Comment zebra
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The bond is mightier than the bomb!

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:17 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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Sounds like an opportunity for Vassilis Paleokostas (aka the Greek Robin Hood) to show his qualities.

If there's one thing the Greeks ARE capable of, it's refusing to pay their taxes.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:06 | Link to Comment noses
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Isn't that one of the main reason (the other being 50% living of the state's teats which were perpetually refilled by lending more and more money without ever intending to pay it back) why Greece is neck-deep in the shit right now?

But maybe Germany really intends to take over Greece – in order to hand it over to all the Turks living in Germany right now, thus getting rid of them. At the least it would be much more subtle than the average USA methods of preparing the invasion of wekaned states like Iraq or Afghanistan (or Iran) and might even have some chances of success. 

Tin foil hats, anyone? Hand folded by the tender hands of Chinese children, of courde.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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Breaking News:

 

Central Planners suicide rates have risen by 1/4 of a percent this last quarter. Analysis are calling this move bullish for the Stock Market.

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:20 | Link to Comment Catullus
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The whole concept of Germany from 1870 on has been a disaster for Europe.  Italian unification made no sense either, but this thing called Germany still makes no sense.  The euro itself was an attempt to put a leash on Germans after the fall of the Soviet Union (who remained skeptical of them until the very end in 1990).

I've got a better idea: abandon the euro and breakup Germany. 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 16:08 | Link to Comment trav7777
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yeah, I've personally had enough of high technology and precision products, along with cars that run well.  Britain and the USA and their banking clans have been what is the disaster.

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 09:51 | Link to Comment Catullus
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And that has what to do with the nation called Germany?  Nice stuff is produced in that particular geographical location of the world.  Wonderful. I suppose that justifies everything to this point.  Two horrific global conflicts and 50 year cold war, but at least we have Siemens.

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 12:22 | Link to Comment trav7777
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wtf...the cold war was with the USSR.  maybe our banking clan shouldn't have been funding them

Mon, 02/27/2012 - 13:45 | Link to Comment rufus13
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Do you mean cars with 70% too many parts?  MBZ engineers learned nothing at all from Chrysler 1950/1960's engineering (most innovative, high-performance, and profitable per vehicle) and must not know enough English to go through the patent books. 

 

I'll take Bosch Fuel injection and raise you reliable GM TBI that was cheaper and better than a Quadrajet.  Mercedes Diesel was good, until they went electrical and computerized after 1985. German electricals suck nearly as much as Lucas.  I love my vacuum-controlled OM617, it will start immediately after EMP holocaust without repairs and run on rendered mammal fat mixed with bio-Diesel. 

 

Cheers. 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 17:06 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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Catullus, is your Family Name Morgenthau?
The two unification are similar, both groups of statelets had enough of being a warzone. Ironic...
Though your proposal has merit, let's break up the eurozone and the pieces join Switzerland as Cantons.

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 10:33 | Link to Comment Catullus
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Ha.

I'm just a big fan of radical decentralization.  A lot of this seems to be getting confused by labeling things "Greek" or "German" or "French" interests when in reality the people negotiating on other people's behalf have their interests in mind. 

For what it's worth, if the eurozone was an attempt to create One Europe, it has failed.  Thankfully so. 

Sun, 02/26/2012 - 10:51 | Link to Comment Ghordius
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No, the eurozone is NOT what the Anglophone Media and Public Opinion is constantly projecting into it.

Otherwise it would not be a separate club of 17, for example.

It's about supply lines and optimal currency defence.

I'm not in favour of One Europe, though I would still say this is up to europeans, by the way. To each his own...

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment Civil Shepard
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New republic of Gremany whose capital is Austhens.    Or maybe Greemany, Athenschwitz, Gerreece. 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment Bam_Man
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Just another threat to make them "cry uncle" and "voluntarily" leave the Euro.

The threats will become more and more frequent and outrageous until they do.

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Dre4dwolf
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The people have no money in circulation.

My uncle works there, (farmer + his brother works in sanitation for the govt).

The uncle who works for sanitation hasn't been paid in a year but is forced to work because they will fire him (they keep promissing to pay if you keep working and they keep breaking their promisses and no one wants to quit because there are no jobs and they are latched on to hope of eventuially getting paid)... so he continues to work for free.

 

Last week both my uncles got a letter, (a bill ) from the state stating that there is a new poor tax, and that they must pay money to help the poor, they have no money (but for the money we send them every month to help).... so he went down to the clerks office and simply handed them their tax bill and stated "im poor, I can not afford to pay this, fix it" .

 

The Greek Govt is bankrupt, and whats more is that the Greek PEOPLE have no currency in circulation with which to do business... even if they increased the tax rates and put a gun to the peoples heads ... they wont get a dime because they have not a dime to give.... all the money has been sucked out of the country by the corrupt govt officials + bankers.

 

SO....

Let them send whoever they want, but whoever intends to go to greece with the intention of forcing payment of taxes, ha ...one word of advice... bring a bullet proof vest because one thing we greeks know how to do is... to shoot guns.

Every single greek has atleast 2 shot guns, no form of occupation (tax collectors/UN/foreign power) will go uncontested... and I guarentee whoever they send to greece to collect taxes... as soon as that person shows up on a greeks door step... they will probably be shot on sight. . . . and probably (more than likely , robbed and burried in the yard).

 

Sat, 02/25/2012 - 15:28 | Link to Comment Atomizer
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I have waterfront land in Cape Coral FL, you should see the laundry list of taxes they impose on a property without a house. This issue is not about paying taxes. Its about making up new nuisance taxes to feed an unsustainable {City, County or Government} entity who has the appetite to spent more than they bring in.

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