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Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Jackass - The Two Faces Of Disenchanted Greek Youth

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With the majority of young (and middle-aged for that matter) voters in Greece moving away from the mainstream parties as they become disillusioned about their futures, today brings together two sides of the potential reaction (one of hope and one of despair). In an 80-second clip, we hear the truth that "leaving the country is a real prospect for a lot of young people unfortunately right now" as they are left with the difficult choice of whether to "Leave Greece or stay here and try to live on EUR300-400 per month". Perhaps it is the comment that "Austerity is not the solution, Austerity is the problem" that best summarizes their feelings and perhaps leads to the other 'extreme' side of the Greek youth reaction. As neo-Nazi party, Golden Dawn, celebrated their consolidating election performance yesterday with another attack on an immigrant. A Pakistan national was stabbed last night at Attiki train station. A video, taken from a mobile phone, shows a number of youths, confirmed by eye witnesses as Golden Dawn supporters, kicking someone on the floor. As the video ends, two of the youths can clearly be heard talking, with one asking the other if he used his knife, with the assailant confirming this by saying "it went all the way in". Whether it is the cuts of budgets via austerity or the cuts of the Golden Dawn supporters' attacks, it is clear that Greece is on a knife's edge and this election merely delays the inevitable exit (or further raises the potential - as we have been concerned about for over a year - of real civil unrest and chaos ensuing).


Greek Youth Reject Austerity - Tough choices for young Greeks who may be forced to leave the country (and its future). Thoughtful, afraid young people reflecting honestly and frankly on their future...


and the other side, as reported by Athens News...

4.42pm Golden Dawn "celebrated" their consolidating election performance yesterday with another attack on an immigrant. A Pakistan national was stabbed last night at Attiki train station. According to Vima, the attack took place at around 23.30, with eye witnesses, confirming the assault and the fact that the attackers were Golden Dawn supporters. The victim was taken to hospital. A video, taken from a mobile phone has already been circulated, showing a number of youths kicking someone who is apparently on the floor.

As the video ends, two of the youths can clearly be heard talking, with one asking the other if he used his knife, with the assailant confirming this by saying "it went all the way in".  The incident is being investigated by the authorities, who hope the security cameras have caught the assault as well as the faces of those who commited it.

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Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:49 | 2536201 WALLST8MY8BALL
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I dunno about the Greeks leaving - they never want to leave their brother's behind!

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:00 | 2536222 fightthepower
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Greeks defending their country from invasion. 

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:16 | 2536256 MillionDollarBonus_
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Contrary to libertarian dogma, the global economic slowdown was NOT caused by people who voted to borrow money against future generations. This is a lie propagated by the super-rich (the 1%) and adopted by sycophantic libertarians. The problem is, very few people understand that the true cause of this crisis was Credit Default Swaps

Here's the secret that the rich don't want you to know:

A Credit Default Swap (or CDS) is a two party OTC agreement, in which the issuer receives a series of payments in return for insuring an underlying asset against default. These CDS agreements occur within dark TOTALLY UNREGULATED OTC market without ANY oversight by smart, well-meaning regulators who have dedicated their lives to looking out for the little guy. This is the cause of the crisis, and therefore I refuse to take ANY responsibility for the debt.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:28 | 2536307 CPL
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Don't know why you got junked, CDS's and the endless streams of derivative and unfunded liability exposure is exactly how this started..or pardon is going to end.


The surface debts of 15 trillion here, 8 trillion there...is nothing in comparison to the underlying horror of completely unfunded debt sitting in the derivatives cesspool.  I think world wide we are up to 2. Quadrillion dollars now are something that insane.


Hobos with no debt, half a bottle of hooch and five in their pockets are more solvent than the holders of CDS nuclear material.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 14:26 | 2536921 lasvegaspersona
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MDB got junked because he is MDB..period

most junk him before they read...

you've been on site long enough to know that.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:31 | 2536319 tocointhephrase
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"well-meaning regulators who have dedicated their lives to looking out for the little guy"

Tickled! Thanks for that MDB, just when the day was becoming a total bore, with nothing happening due to the global depression, you come along and make me laugh. Thanks again!

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:03 | 2536428 riley martini
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 MDB if in CDS you mean corruption mortgage fraud, securties fraud . An economy priced on fraud the price will revert to reality. Two million fraudulent mortgages a year with multible layers of fraudulent securities priced to extend to fraud . Instead of recognizing the fraud the party heads having participtated in the fraud are trying to paper over the fraud . Housing priced at the height of the most fraud is the goal of the fascist media and their owners. It would make the fraud look like a temporary miss pricing .

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:58 | 2536622 CPL
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CDS's can be anything.  homes, cars, education...anything, it's a bet on a loan is all. 

Nothing fancy about it, person pays or they don't. 

There is a deeper level of complexity at race tracks around the world, difference is I don't know a bookie that would accept credit in the same vein.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:27 | 2536304 Gully Foyle
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Mrs.Carberry: Fecking Greeks!

Colm: It isn't the Greeks, it's the Chinese he's after.

Father Ted: I'm not after the Chinese!

Mrs.Carberry:I don't care who he gets as long as I can have a go at the Greeks. They invented gayness!

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:06 | 2536658 OldPhart
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ba-dum-dump!  Tip your waiters.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:14 | 2536681 eddiebe
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So naughty 8ball, but good for a chuckle!!

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:50 | 2536205 derek_vineyard
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austerity forced on people, but hubris for corporate execs and politicos

how does it feel being a slave?  you do realize you are one, don't you?

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:54 | 2536213 Stackers
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Greece puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:14 | 2536259 johnnyyuma
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Ben would do Bernake

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:49 | 2536590 vato poco
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Stackers wins the thread. Much better than 'Germany saying I'm having an old friend for dinner.'

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:51 | 2536206 Jethro
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As the video ends, two of the bankers can clearly be heard talking, with one asking the other if he used his debt instrument, with the assailant confirming this by saying "it went all the way in".

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:15 | 2536472 DaveyJones
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just one incision?

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:51 | 2536207 junkyardjack
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Didn't they just vote for austerity yesterday?

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:18 | 2536274 flyweight
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Obviously "they" did not vote for austerity. It was a close election, and in all age groups from 18 until 55 years old the Syriza (anti-austerity) party was very much ahead of ND. It was in the 55+ age group that ND really crashed Syriza, gaining 39% of the pensioners' (or soon-to-be pensioners) vote versus 20%.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:23 | 2536709 geekgrrl
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That was the most fascinating and telling aspect of the election for me. Someone (I think it was John Aziz) said that Greece's inverted population pyramid reduces the likelihood for intergenerational conflict, but I think just the opposite and I think the election results support that view. The elderly basically said to youth: we want to stay in the EZ so our pensions are paid, and we want you kids to pay for it the rest of your lives. That does not sound like a recipe for reduced intergenerational conflict to me.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:52 | 2536209 mrkolice
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just slightly off the topic. this is john milios's academic bibliography. he is one of the leading syriza's economists. the titles of his articles seem, well, you judge. and he can write in german.



Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:56 | 2536212 Azannoth
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IMO Legitimate self defense, those immigrants will not learn to stay out till they bleed, well they made them bleed, that should be a lesson to others to STAY the FAK OUT or to go crawl back under the rock they came from

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:32 | 2536324 Bob
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There must be a way to weave this into a finely principled rationale for Zero Government.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:38 | 2536338 Almost Solvent
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But everyone would act in a voluntary and fair manner. No need for police or courts, don't ya know.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:56 | 2536406 the tower
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Following this logic all the Greek immigrants all over the world should be stabbed to stay the FAK OUT and go back to Greece?

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:53 | 2536606 Azannoth
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Obviously my logic is a bit more complicated than that but I would be wasting time trying to explain it to people who's world view depends on them not understanding it in the 1st place

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:17 | 2536686 Cathartes Aura
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oh no, please, do explain to us simpletons, explain how a random stabbing attack of a pakistani guy by a mob of young greek males in any way helps their nationstate - a country that exists mainly as a tourist destination - aka non-nationals traveling to spend money which supposedly helps the local economy.

please do explain to me how these low lifes are being all patriotic and clever, and while you're at it, explain how they knew for a fact that the man they randomly attacked as a mob, how they knew what this man was in greece for - did they follow him for a week or so?  did they interview him on why he was in greece? 

or did they just see a paki and attack, as a mob, outnumbered, random violence?

do tell.

and while you're typing, can you also explain to me how the greek lads talking about "having to leave their country to go find work/money in OTHER countries" are any different than the man that was attacked.


Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:26 | 2536715 AnAnonymous
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It is different because they are US citizens.

When immigrating, they will teach the locals how to debauche an economy and when done, blame it on a third party.

US citizen style.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:51 | 2536798 Creepy Lurker
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Hey one-track, they are Greeks.

You are clearly insane.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 14:19 | 2536893 AnAnonymous
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A US citizen ('American') is a proponent of US citizenism ('Americanism')

Get on the page.

And now that you know, well, show your mental sanity.

Even though the only thing you are going to manage to show is your US citizenism.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 15:49 | 2537172 prole
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I wonder why all the Commies came out for this one thread.

Must be of particular interest hm Comrade??

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 22:28 | 2538228 Hive Raid
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AnAnonymous is our local schizophrenic. If we were all neighbors, he'd be the raggedy negro wrapped in newspapers sitting on the bus bench in the rain, muttering about "US citizens". It's just what he does. In fact, his daily posts probably originate from a warm dry library somewhere.

Equally amusing is that he always lures some well-meaning rube into responding, which undoubtedly touches his deep pleasure circuits, exciting him about the prospect of future conversations on US Citizenism.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:55 | 2536214 Conman
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jsut tell them greek yut's to take the money the robbed from the guy and buy US stocks. Always up courtesy the PPT.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:57 | 2536215 BigPerm
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What was up with that Richards dig on twitter last night? When is this guy gonna turn? Definitely part of the disinformation campaign. However, still in infiltrate mode.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:57 | 2536216 GeneMarchbanks
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Immigrants get attacked for being immigrants in the Western nations just as well or are simply relegated to the ghettos.

Why even run this garbage?


Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:01 | 2536226 Azannoth
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Wrong! immigrants naturally and totally willingly group together in closed communities that form ghettos, ghettos are not created specifically for them nor is any1 forcing them to live there, get your facts straight!

Ghettos are a product of the immigrants themselves

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:22 | 2536289 Gully Foyle
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Except for the Ghetto's where people are forced to live.

You are entirely untrue regarding Native Americans and the Ghetto's, reservations, they were forced on.

Same is true with Blacks. Older deeds clearly state that homes could not be sold to Black families limiting areas where they could reside.

I would imagine the same holds true to every immigrant, and anyone outside the statistical norm of the presiding culture, of nearly every nationality at some point.

You might wish to research what the Israeli's did to the Palestinians, and some of the areas the European Gypsies are forced to live. And the immigrant camps in places like France and Australia.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:09 | 2536446 Creepy Lurker
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I call BS.

1. Native Americans are not immigrants, they are aborigines. While I agree they were not treated nicely, they are not relevant to the subject at hand.

2. Racial covenants were outlawed in the 60's they are not relevant today. Blacks can and do live anywhere they like, and have done so for half a century.

3. What you imagine is simply that, and not a statement of fact.

4. Israel is completely irrelevant to this subject. The Jews were the "immigrants" (actually invaders) who basically treated the Palestinians like Native Americans. Again, irrelevant to this subject.

5. Gypsies set up camp anywhere they like and no one says a word to them about it. When Sarkozy made a single attempt to change this, he was roundly castigated for it. But don't take my word for this, ask any of the Europeans on here.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:21 | 2536488 AnAnonymous
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Absolutely. Rule out any counter examples and a general statement is unambiguously true.

US citizen style.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:43 | 2536564 Creepy Lurker
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If they were actual counter examples, they would not be so easily ruled out.

If all a person can come up with to counter an argument is thinner than toilet paper, shouldn't that give them a clue that their DNC talking points are invalid? This is what happens when you let someone else do your thinking for you.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:29 | 2536724 AnAnonymous
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If they were actual counter examples, they would not be so easily ruled out


Huh no. All it takes is US citizens and their power of denial.

US citizens are able to deny the most immediate reality. Hard to find a counter example they cant dismiss.

If you have one in store, shoot it.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:52 | 2536805 Creepy Lurker
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I know you are, but what am I?



Mon, 06/18/2012 - 14:20 | 2536896 AnAnonymous
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Easy: a US citizen.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 16:48 | 2537373 akak
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Hey Zhouseph MaoCarthy, just how long have you been president of the Committee on Un-UnAmerican Activities, anyway?

Tue, 06/19/2012 - 00:16 | 2538525 Poor Grogman
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Free Tibet!

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:47 | 2536578 Disenchanted
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I think all Western countries should follow the great example set by Israel just last week...


Israel said on Monday it had started rounding up African migrants in the first stage of a controversial "emergency plan" to intern and deport thousands deemed a threat to the Jewish character of the state.


The USA should start with that portion of the three percent that are a threat to our Gentile character here in the 'land of the free'


and then lets send this busybody to Israel...seems her message is needed there more than in Sweden.


Barbara Spectre is a US-born Jewess who is waging a racial campaign against Swedish people in particular and European people in general through the promotion of multiculturalism and demographic genocide. She is a hardline Zionist and supports Jewish-racial chauvinism in occupied-Palestine, while at the same time she promotes multiculturalism against Europeans in their own homeland.


Do as we say not as we do...

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:46 | 2536777 otto skorzeny
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israel is probably using US "Foreign Aid"to support this Jewess

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:58 | 2536417 the tower
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You mean Greek Town in Toronto for instance?


Mon, 06/18/2012 - 11:02 | 2536227 uno
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I'm glad the video was shown, it exposes cowards always seem to work in gangs, just like in the US.

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 10:59 | 2536220 mayhem_korner
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Exodus of the people is the reciprocal of infusion of a bailout.  Only difference is the scenery.  The country is toast.

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