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European Crisis Explanation... For Dummies From Greeks

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Pulling no punches and as irreverent as we can imagine, Mr. Panos - the Greek 'Borat' - explains (with a somewhat shocking sense of reality) just what the European crisis - most specifically the Greek 'angle' - is all about. From taxes, tourists, shadow economies, war retribution, and german-union realities -  after watching this clip, everything about Greece will be henceforth clear...except perhaps whether Greece has higher exports of Potassium than Kazakhstan. Enjoy.



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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:36 | 2283973 jcia
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I want a gyro.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:39 | 2283981 Careless Whisper
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The Careless Whisper Afternoon News Update & Threadjacking


NYPD Sends Undercover Detectives To New Orleans To Infiltrate Anti-NAFTA Group

FLASHBACK: JP Morgan Chase "Donates" $4.6 Million To NYPD





Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:50 | 2284029 resurger
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:00 | 2284179 NotApplicable
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:15 | 2284398 Michael
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Goddamit, I thought I was the only one with that plan to make the international banking cartel bankrupt itself.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:19 | 2284416 boogerbently
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Spray Windex on it!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:19 | 2284418 boogerbently
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Spray Windex on it!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:28 | 2284453 stacking12321
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no plan needed. they will manage that just fine on their own, no amount of FRN printing will save them, just give it a couple of years.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 08:40 | 2286327 FEDbuster
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There are reports of big offshore oil discoveries in Greece.  So soon, the Greek Islands will be surrounded by drilling platforms, and Greeks will be driving Rolls Royces?  It would be great if the other Euro countries had to kiss Greece's ass to get their gasoline!  Twist of fate.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:20 | 2284148 nope-1004
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"Saved the world in the battle of Crete".  Priceless.


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:44 | 2284258 Sudden Debt
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We lazy? No, we resting.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:59 | 2284319 Gohn Galt
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We pay the tax for 400 years and now we on vacation.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:42 | 2284949 citta vritti
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it was something like, working for the turks for 400 years, now we on vacation.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 17:49 | 2285184 redpill
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Whew, it's not even happy hour yet and I thought that was some funny shit.  I'll have to watch it again after a bottle of Ouzo.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 20:25 | 2285642 Gohn Galt
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That's right, it was work for the Turk's for 400 years.  Turk's Taxes,  whats the difference?  and what happened to the edit button?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:07 | 2284360 tempo
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The argument for global trade and Foxconn $1.25/hr wages is that free trade leads to better lifes for the workers is the same thing said by the 1850 slave traders. AAPL lives up to its motto..."think different" (yea like a slave trader)

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:19 | 2284421 tmosley
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Uhhh, they didn't say that, and slaves weren't paid wages.

How fucking stupid can you get?

Take your ass over to China and try to buy a slave.  I DARE YOU.  You can't, because they aren't slaves, any more than the kids working at McDonalds are slaves.  

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:42 | 2284511 ffart
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I just wonder who started this meme, because every company in the tech industry contracts manufacturing out to the exact same Chinese factories. Jealous RIMM employees?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:44 | 2284962 citta vritti
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I think the battle of crete in ww2 was first in which paratroopers were used; Goering wanted to show off. They landed all over the place (so did U.S. on d-day) ending up in big screw up by the Germans except the British then screwed it up even more, not realizing in fog of war they were winning, and really being stretched too thin. Still, I think the British and Greeks did delay Germany on moving forward on Barbarossa (russia attack) until Crete was secured, so I can see how the Greeks, who suffered horribly during the war from German reprisals for resistance, to say nothing of deliberate German destruction of economy through hyperinflation (there was a ZH thread on that), will take credit where they can. 

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:25 | 2284169 faustian bargain
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speaking of careless whispers, I wonder what Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou is up to these days.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:38 | 2284241 GenX Investor
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Oh F-Yea.  That was awesome.  "We know you Chinese people who fought with Germany, you used to call yourself Japaneese."  That was awesome!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:55 | 2284053 CrimsonAvenger
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:56 | 2284057 MillionDollarBonus_
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 One thing that really gets me, is when people blame the boomers (in Greece and around the world) for loading up future unborn generations with debt. This is not their fault. "Personal responsibility" is just a term used by libertarians and ignorant right-wing interests to make us feel guilty. Well, I'm not falling for it. I am proud of supporting government debt as it boosts the economy through fiscal stimulus and assists with many vital government functions. It also helps employ many government employees that would otherwise have to compete in the dog-eat-dog free market. So, I'm not going to apologize, ever.


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:01 | 2284081 GeneMarchbanks
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But you are sorry. BTW, no such thing as Greek 'Boomers'. It is strictly a Anglo phenomenon.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:59 | 2284571 lemonobrien
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not true; after WWII everyone got down.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:13 | 2284133 Dr. Engali
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Better be careful MDB. I think you're funny but Tyler's been on a troll hunt. You might be in danger. Maybe we can get you put on the endangered species list.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:30 | 2284459 Decolat
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I thought ZH hired MDB to keep the conversation 'frothy'. Please don't fire Mr. Bonus, because we need to keep the disscusion 'open minded', and 'fair and balanced'. 

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:46 | 2284525 GCT
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LOL Doc there is a difference between a troll and pure entertainment.  I consider MDB pure entertainment on this site.  Every now and then we all need good laughs.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:12 | 2284787 Dr. Engali
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I agree. I liked Robo too. It was funny watching everybody get their panties in a wad when he posted.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 12:06 | 2286637 trembo slice
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MDB is not funny.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:28 | 2284184 TrulyBelieving
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Pretty good, MDB, ...pretty good.  You are commended.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:30 | 2284201 Fuh Querada
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MDB (pause for yawning fit)  is so predictable.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:40 | 2284244 Melin
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as are the responses of its fans.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:42 | 2284253 Harlequin001
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as far as it goes, that was pretty lame...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:50 | 2284283 nmewn
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Hey MDB...I didn't know you had a Greek son!

Tell him thank you for me ;-)

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 15:35 | 2286936 MeelionDollerBogus
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His name was Robert Paulsonopoulous

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:07 | 2284362 jrpuffnstuff
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MDB, you and Trav always bring a smile to my face!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:21 | 2284427 Seorse Gorog fr...
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Worse, the government employees would otherwise turn to unproductive crime... Do we want generations of crackheads and fly-tippers roaming the streets getting away with contributing nothing to the booming economy? Obviously if you're an anarchic nihilistic libertarian than you do. That Ron Paul's is as big a terrorist as that miscreant the Dalai Lama (the 14th Daily llama, not the 13th one).

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:24 | 2284438 Stax Edwards
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How do you do it MDB? No, really, how do you do it?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:19 | 2284821 spentCartridge
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I'd say an online creative writing course coupled with a wry sense of humour and too much spare time.

Devils and idle hands with all that that may entail ...


Funny shit though.


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:25 | 2284443 boogerbently
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Soc. Sec. was (is) a mandatory tax.

When it is reimbursed to us, if your "married filing jointly" income is over $32,000/yr, you need to pay taxes on it....again!

Taxed on a tax.

 Forced retirement savings, that post-baby boomers think we shouldn't receive.

And they call US the "me" generation.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:07 | 2284594 theMAXILOPEZpsycho
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taxed on a tax??eh where did the money come from? it aint the money you paid in pal, its stolen from the young

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 17:58 | 2285220 goldcoastgirl
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I wish I could vote you down more than once

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 15:33 | 2286932 MeelionDollerBogus
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that's what I'm talking about

trollin with STYLE

thumbs up :D

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:02 | 2284089 sunaJ
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gyro is worth more than the euro.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:08 | 2284110 Freewheelin Franklin
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I want a gyro.



Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:16 | 2284402 Silver Bug
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Spot on. Good job Greek Borat.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:04 | 2284584 GOSPLAN HERO
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German food beats Greek food.



Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:37 | 2284684 CynicLaureate
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Not so; the spaghetti in Germany is much better than the spaghetti in Greece.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:39 | 2283977 francis_sawyer
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Hello Hans Hello Mrs. Schnitzel face!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:57 | 2284307 Buzz Fuzzel
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Test 1 2 3 test

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:53 | 2283982 Sudden Debt
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And on a possitive note:
Mr Pro Europe explains

For your info'
Carry on up the khyber:
It starts at 1 minute and 50 seconds

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:59 | 2285024 citta vritti
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thank you. excellent tonics for a Friday afternoon. speaking of tonic ...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:41 | 2283988 navy62802
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Gene-yoos. Gene-yoos.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2284036 GeneMarchbanks
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That was Jean-yous I concur. Total comeback of Farcism. Farcists... everywhere I look. I'd be scared but I'm too busy laughing.


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:42 | 2284001 Atomizer
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Snow monkeys vs Muppets

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:01 | 2284079 Village Smithy
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What exactly is a "snow monkey"?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:10 | 2284117 brooklynlou
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Snow Monkey = Some blond haired blue eyed Aryan type that tries to conquer Europe and Asia only to freeze his floppy freckled penis ... like a moron.

(See also "Hitler never played Risk" by Eddie Izzard)

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:52 | 2284295 nmewn
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 19:30 | 2285527 Absinthe Minded
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Speaking of tonic Nmewn, did u try the New Amsterdam yet?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:14 | 2284136 Atomizer
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:43 | 2284002 Jim in MN
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Don't worry, be happy.  Fry your eggs on your iPad...SUNNY side up



Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:43 | 2284004 Dr. Engali
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That is the funniest damn video I've watched in a long time.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:44 | 2284009 Paul Atreides
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Damn you gotta hand it to those Greeks, I never would have thought of that.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:11 | 2284123 12ToothAssassin
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Dis time dey use dehr brains.


Superior Greek intellect.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:35 | 2284200 MarcusLCrassus
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That reminds me of that great part in Catch-22:


"That is why Italy is winning WWII and why America is losing it..."


N: "You don't understand.  It's better to die on your feet than to live on your knees."


OM: "No, you have it backwards.  Its better to live on your feet than to die on your knees."



Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:45 | 2284011 Irish66
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You gave Greece the money, you have the problem

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:09 | 2284251 Sudden Debt
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You own the bank 100$, you've got a problem
You own the bank 100 billion $ the bank has a problem.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:45 | 2284012 campag
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never a truer word spoken in jest

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:45 | 2284014 The Axe
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thats fucking funny

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:46 | 2284016 EL INDIO
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Fucking brilliant...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:49 | 2284023 SheepDog-One
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Hallo Mr. Hansel Schnitzelface! We dont have ze problem, YOU gave us ze money, YOU have ze problem now!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:01 | 2284086 SilverRhino
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Didnt the Germans just relive Greece of all of their gold?


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:06 | 2284103 SheepDog-One
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You have pictures?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:11 | 2284125 brooklynlou
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Are you 100% sure the Greeks gave the Germans gold?

Could be some bauxite spray painted gold.

The real gold is in a matress in the basement someplace

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:27 | 2284181 TruthInSunshine
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If you owe the bank €100,000 you have a problem.

If you owe the bank €100,000,000,000 the bank has a problem.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:50 | 2284030 MarcusLCrassus
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This guy is trolling genius. He realizes that the key to the whole issue of the Euro lays with the German people. 


The moment the German people pressure their own politicians to end the bailouts, the whole Euro house of cards comes tumbling down.   


The more Germans who see this kind of video, the more they will begin pressuring their own politicians to end the bailout. 


Its like psyops. 

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:53 | 2284042 SheepDog-One
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I'm just amazed the German people havent shoved a rod up that little fat troll Merkels ass and roasted her over an open pit yet.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:11 | 2284126 WestVillageIdiot
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Never threaten Angie with a good time.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 23:03 | 2285891 Elliott Eldrich
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Oh crud... Now I understand those "coffee warnings" people put on their postings sometimes...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:03 | 2284092 Village Smithy
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Apparently, like democracy the Greeks invented psyops.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:31 | 2284210 Madrid2020
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I guess Greeks asking for WWII repariations is like blacks in America asking for slavery repariations,like that is ever going to happen! Get off your asses the both of yous(Archie Bunker accent) and get to work!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2284038 Stoploss
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2284040 LongSoupLine
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"Greeks don't fight like heroes...heroes fight like Greeks"

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:52 | 2284043 Hallpass2012
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:53 | 2284045 Hallpass2012
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& Germany can go fuck themselves

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:53 | 2284048 QuietCorday
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"We worked for the Turks for 400 years; so, now, we are taking vacation!"


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:54 | 2284049 Carbon Skidmark
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:55 | 2284051 themosmitsos
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SchnitzelFace geenious :DDDDDDD

and they freeze in the snow, like morons :D LOL

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:55 | 2284054 Stackers
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BWAAHAAAAAAAA. Oh crap that was funny

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:57 | 2284058 Mercury
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The Greeks may have a secret plan against the Germans but they also appear to have a secret plan against themselves.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:00 | 2284062 evolutionx
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Euro Collapse Explained in 3 Minutes

Reflections on Europes financial woes. Special subject: the economies of the European Community. Which debt is owed by whom? Who will pay the bill?


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:58 | 2284067 infinity8
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Thank you. This saved me from having a completely shitty day.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:59 | 2284069 peekcrackers
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"running around with your freckle penis "


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:49 | 2284536 hardcleareye
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I didn't need that visual.... lol

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:59 | 2284071 Taffy Lewis
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I hope Hitler doesn't see this :-)

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 18:46 | 2284864 slewie the pi-rat
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i responded to the guy below,  hell_4_whatever

he has a whole string of hitler quotes, praising the greeks for bravery

so i tried to respond to him on an upbeat, anyhow, and i think he junked me!

once you start quoting hitler on zH, who knows...?

nothing past "protecting women's honor" in the 20th century, post-WWII, but a nice quote from papaJoe, thanking the greeks for winning WWII, or some enclave of zve-keenz who are perhaps some tribe or racial group?

well, at least the world is no longer run by a buncha terminal syphilitics;  maybe in another 50 or 100 years, we'll start seeing the improvements more clearly...

this guy is great!  i think the boomers should be able to supply a heluva lotta nude grannies and maybe a tight virgin spinster or two;  it's practically warm enuf right now to just go full everything, everywhere, BiCheZ!  L0L!

don't #0ccupy! #Liberate!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 12:59 | 2284074 lolmao500
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While in france...

French PM: Country to pass tougher laws on hate speech after series of killings (DPA)

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:00 | 2284076 BlackholeDivestment
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...awe man that's good stuff. I would have put him on the toilet in that setting though. Lol.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:01 | 2284080 TradingJoe
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:01 | 2284082 Guinny_Ire
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That was the best! I'm still crying from laughing so hard.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:01 | 2284084 Normalcy Bias
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Ahhh...much needed comic relief. Thank you, Tyler!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:02 | 2284087 Calmyourself
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Geneous, Geneous, thats damn funny.  Germans gots a problem in the soft underbelly of Europe..

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:03 | 2284091 GOSPLAN HERO
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The Germans have other plans.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:06 | 2284096 bigkahuna
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LOL! The Germans are gonna be plenty mad...

The American version of mad - upset/angry/perturbed - rather than the English version - crazy

though they may indeed go mad.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:08 | 2284111 SheepDog-One
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American version of 'mad'...increase Zoloft prescription bottle size.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:42 | 2284695 molecool
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Actually I'm a Kraut and I laughed my ass off watching this. Spot on!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:14 | 2284104 Careless Whisper
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EPIC video.

made me research this:

Those Greeks have balls.

...civilians went into action armed only with what they could gather from their kitchens or barns, and several German parachutists were knifed or clubbed to death in the olive groves that dotted the island...

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 09:06 | 2286352 SISSYFUSS
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no doubt our naturally big balls are supplemented/enhanced by: ;-)


(i've got litres of some good homeade raki staring at me right now)

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:07 | 2284107 sterlinger
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This is also hilarious:
Kazakh gold medallist is played Borat anthem in Kuwait

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:09 | 2284116 marcusfenix
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 that's good stuff.


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:12 | 2284128 Solon the Destroyer
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More Friday Humour...

Possibly the most disgusting cover of a major magazine ever (which is saying something considering Time is still published) and the smuggest look ever found on a Central Banker:

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:18 | 2284142 Careless Whisper
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I wouldn't worry about the smugness.

In the King James version of the Holy Bible, Proverbs 16:18 warns that "Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall."

BTW King James was gay. Did you know that?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:26 | 2284172 Normalcy Bias
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That reminds me of when Greenspan was widely considered a rockstar...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:49 | 2284279 NotApplicable
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Meanwhile, only the dullest of the dull will be swayed by the Bernanke cover.

Too bad that's the same group that votes...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:16 | 2284802 I_ate_the_crow
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So.....Bernanke is Neo, correct?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:12 | 2284129 SilverRhino
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:15 | 2284138 SheepDog-One
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Well, we're all Zolofted up again neverminding all the mornings crashes and bad news and whatnots....DOW +100 all is well in the fuckin world again.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:15 | 2284139 Seasmoke
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OMFG !!! That motherfucker didnt miss a thing !!!!!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:22 | 2284155 carbonmutant
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Schnitzel face indeed...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:22 | 2284156 skipjack
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Too funny !  All he needs are a baseball bat and a German monitor and it'd be Wall Street Pro, Greek style...

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 02:13 | 2286103 MommyDearest
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I miss Wall Street Pro! It would be great if he did some new vids

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:26 | 2284173 Archangel9
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I love the Greeks they have attitude & not taking this shit lying down & they will still default no matter how many bailouts they get. On the other hand the Irish have rolled over & are doormats to the TROIKA...


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:21 | 2284428 schatzi
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uum but they are taking it lying down. What part of severe austerity for a bailout did you miss? The common Greek is taking it up the bum for the bankers and for their politicians. 

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:27 | 2284176 nantucket
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that was hilarious.  i played it while at work,...not suspecting the F bomb within 5 seconds.  I quickly stopped it and one second later my phone was tough to answer choking back the laughter.  Good stuff.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:27 | 2284182 Archangel9
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I love the Greeks they have attitude & not taking this shit lying down & they will still default no matter how many bailouts they get. On the other hand the Irish have rolled over & are doormats to the TROIKA...


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:30 | 2284204 Atomizer
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:31 | 2284212 hackerinspace
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Hilarious, thx Tyler

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:32 | 2284215 xtop23
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Funny :)

Although he does neglect to mention whether or not the disappearance of their gold, when they default again, is taken into account.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:59 | 2284311 BidnessMan
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Anyone know where the supposed Greek gold is?  If in London or New York, agree they are screwed.  But if it is in Greece, why do you think Greece will just turn it over?  Is Germany going to invade again to get it?  With what military?  Most of their conscripts opt out of being in the military and do meals on wheels for old people.  Plus there is this little complication that they are both NATO members....  

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:12 | 2284382 xtop23
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I have a hard time believing the fiat machine would be willing to let Greece continue borrowing without actually having a realistic way of snatching the Gold when they default again. My guess is that it's being held abroad.

Now that they have the greek Gold written into the language of the future tranches they can allow Greece to go tits up.

Just musing, but interesting nonetheless.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 02:17 | 2286110 MommyDearest
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Their gold will be handed over to germany in a wooden horse.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:35 | 2284228 Fuh Querada
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This will do wonders for the tourist business in Crete and Santorini.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:43 | 2284697 molecool
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Just don't order the Schnitzel and you'll be fine.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:47 | 2284272 agent default
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The fact of the matter is that you are dead broke, without any production capacity even to service your basic needs, and signed away control of your sovereignty in exchange for a loan designed to bail out the German and French banks, which you have no chance in hell of ever repaying and that you will not see a penny of in your economy.  Now, let the Greek smartassery and bravado, that put you in this position in the first place, continue.  I didn't mean to piss on your party.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:00 | 2284324 Doña K
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You are missed somethimg. The government is broke. The money is with the people. Very few people are broke and all the have to do is go to their villages and resume work.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:13 | 2284388 walküre
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what work? government is the biggest employer in Greece and they're broke.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:33 | 2284475 agent default
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From the looks of things over there, the government is the only employer, using borrowed money to pay its employees to... Wait what kind of work do all these government workers do anyway? The only work available in Greece is a a job with the state, where you do nothing. Great!!!  Mr. Panos should be crying, not laughing at this situation.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 13:56 | 2284305 hellas4life
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Never forget.  That area of Greece is the only area of Greece that has never been under foreign occupation.

Sfakiá is notorious for the harshness of the environment and the warlike people. Sfakians themselves are still considered somewhat beyond the reach of the lawmakers and tax collectors of Athens, with vendettas over stolen sheep and women's honour still fought late into the 20th century, with a whole village abandoned.


In a speech made at the Reichstag in 1941, Hitler expressed his admiration for the Greek resistance,h[›] saying of the campaign: "Historical justice obliges me to state that of the enemies who took up positions against us, the Greek soldier particularly fought with the highest courage. He capitulated only when further resistance had become impossible and useless." The Führer also ordered the release and repatriation of all Greek prisoners of war, as soon as they had been disarmed, "because of their gallant bearing."[133] According to Hitler's Chief of Staff, Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, the Führer "wanted to give the Greeks an honorable settlement in recognition of their brave struggle, and of their blamelessness for this war: after all the Italians had started it."i[›] Inspired by the Greek resistance during the Italian and German invasions, Churchill said, "Hence we will not say that Greeks fight like heroes, but that heroes fight like Greeks".[134] In response to a letter from George VI dated 3 December 1940, American President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated that "all free peoples are deeply impressed by the courage and steadfastness of the Greek nation",k[›] and in a letter to the Greek ambassador dated 29 October 1942, he wrote that "Greece has set the example which every one of us must follow until the despoilers of freedom everywhere have been brought to their just doom."


Greece was eventually forced to confront four different armies: Albania, Bulgaria, Germany, and Italy.
Greece resisted the Axis powers for over 185 days from Oct 28, 1940 – April 31, 1941
The Greek victory over the initial Italian offensive of October 1940 was the first Allied land victory of the Second World War, and helped raise morale in occupied Europe.
The Greek resistance influenced the course of the entire war by forcing Germany to postpone the invasion of the Soviet Union in order to assist Italy.
By one estimate 311,000 people, or 4.3% of the Greek population, were killed (reference). Among them 140,000 died from starvation during occupation.
Other estimates put the death toll much higher. For example claims that “over 300,000 civilians died from starvation, thousands more through reprisals”.
The Greek Resistance, one of the most effective resistance movements in Occupied Europe, was formed. These resistance groups launched guerrilla attacks against the occupying powers and set up large espionage networks.
Hundreds of villages were systematically torched and almost one million Greeks left homeless.

German Flag Raised on AcropolisOne of the most touching episodes of the early resistance took place just after the Germans reached the Acropolis on April 27. The Germans ordered the flag guard, Evzone Konstandinos Koukidis, to retire the Greek flag. The Greek soldier obeyed, but when he was done, he wrapped himself in the flag and threw himself off of the plateau where he met death.

  “I am sorry because I am getting old and I shall not live long to thank the Greek people whose resistance decided WW2.”
– Joseph Stalin (From speech broadcast over radio after victory of Stalingrad January 31 1943)
  You fought unarmed and won, small against big. We owe you gratitude because you gave us time to defend ourselves. As Russians and as people we thank you.
- Joseph Stalin

“The war with Greece proved that nothing is firm in the military and that surprises always await us.”
-Benito Mussolini 10/5/1941

“Until now we used to say that Greeks fight like heroes. Now we shall say heroes fight like Greeks.”
-Winston Churchill 1941)

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:11 | 2284380 walküre
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Germany's armies were fighting the bulk of WW2 battles across Europe. The Italians lost Greece and therefore, decided the end of German's winning streak. Germany has a term for the Italians who later turned on Germany and joined the other group.

By one estimate 311,000 people, or 4.3% of the Greek population, were killed (reference). Among them 140,000 died from starvation during occupation.
Other estimates put the death toll much higher. For example claims that “over 300,000 civilians died from starvation, thousands more through reprisals”.

Can we estimate how many Iraqis died during the US engagement? So many numbers, so little evidence. Unless it's yourself doing the counting, be assured that your enemy is using his numbers for their own propaganda. Same as it ever was.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:23 | 2284635 slewie the pi-rat
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is he smoking TRUEs?  (just kidding)

but thank you for the history, hell_4 about where this guy is coming in from, here!  the zva-keenz are most weclome, and i am giving them extra z's already!

400 years goes by like nothing with the fabulousFurryFreakBrothers!

peace or whatever else you folks decide, at this point

as long as it begins with fukYOU it's got a fighting chance!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:04 | 2284322 walküre
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Genius when HIV infections among Greeks are up 1200% yoy?

What this guy is missing is the fact that his own kleptocratic corrupt government filth has stolen money from his people time and time again. You thought the US was a bad oligarchy? Greece has invented and refined oligarchy. The oligarchy never intended to quit the EU and get serious about the Eurobusiness.

Maybe this assclown is part of the oligarchy, but I doubt that very much. He's an assclown who focuses on the hand that fed his people as opposed to the hand that stole from his people.

At best, I hope this was a Turk trying to derail the rebuilding of Greek's tourism efforts.

What an assclown.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:44 | 2284517 hardcleareye
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Hmmm, your post is a wonderful example of the  famous "German sense of humor".

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:05 | 2284588 walküre
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Don't feel particularly humorous when people wasting away in the streets, fathers don't have jobs to feed their families, kids left on church's doorsteps and so on. The assclown would have been alot more effective if he had a) addressed the Goldman Sachs angle and fudging of the Greeks accounting and b) the kleptocratic crony government that has stolen massively over the last 10 years.

If I was Greek, I'd be organizing the revolution to oust the bloody Papas.

Yes, few Greeks have lots of cash in their houses and "under their mattresses". Most don't. Outflows of capital into Switzerland and Germany (!) from private citizens over the last 2 years was an obvious sign. Lots of politicians on the gravy train with offshore accounts.

Greece is primarily the destination for the loverboys of Greek style. Maybe assclown should stop looking at freckled penises. They could come too close for his comfort! But assclown probably likes sausage better than schnitzel anyway.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:34 | 2284675 Kalevi
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You are 100% right, but come on,

it was so damn funny!

Save your tears, worse, much worse is coming to our old continent.

If you bothered to check the numbers on Germany, you realize we are fucked!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 20:13 | 2285624 fiddy pence haf...
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think of it that way, kalevi.


Zerohedge exists so that we don't grab our guns and kill one another.

Humour is great that way.

However, humour should not disuade us from taking action to stop being victimised by oligarchs.

Mr Panos is simply reminding us to see things another way, and it should encourage the Germans

writing on these pages with their horrible bitchiness that the future of their country is in their hands.

If you think Greece is corrupt, Merkel is working for your corrupt banks. So, if you Germs think

that you live in a democracy, then take power and cut Greece off. Destroy the Euro, and

while you're at it, kick that sanctimonious Barosso out on his ass.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 00:36 | 2286002 ekm
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It's Germany's fault, way more than it's Greece's fault.

Germany has an export policy, like China. They do vendor financing. The problem is that they loaned so much money to Greece in order to buy German products that they lost control of their loans, since the other option would have been high german unemployment.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:30 | 2284887 Bubble
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Agree, he's a person living an alternative lifestyle from new York trying to get his 15 minutes of fame by selling out his race by playing to stereotypes to rebel against his father who was disgusted by his lifestyle choices.

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