• Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.
  • Tim Knight from...
    04/28/2016 - 00:27
    I was expecting a few boring candidate statements of the U.S. Senate - AKA the World's Most Exclusive Club - but, boy, was I wrong. Just take a look at some of these gems.

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.



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