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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 - 20:05 | 2285609 fiddy pence haf...
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somebody popped your bubble. Nice little story. As was said of Freud, his theories told us more about who Freud was than about any of his patients. or, in common parlance, it takes one to know one.

Leave it to a Greek of average intelligence to grenade your mind with ideas.

Talking is easy. Warfare is harder, today. It's a tough decision to make to grab a gun , unless the sky is raining Germans.  excuse me,



Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:06 | 2284355 fishertodd
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That is too funny! I cannot stop laughing.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:09 | 2284371 ItsDanger
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Unfortunately, the Germans wont be the only ones paying for that mess, its everyone indirectly.  Except for tthe usual suspects of course.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:41 | 2284510 hardcleareye
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But Greece is saving us from the "German Empire", we should be thanking Greece. No?  <sarc>

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:12 | 2284387 Silver Pullet
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A Jen-yoos giant brain. Kind of like Jethro Bodine.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:24 | 2284439 Dempster
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I have no idea who you lot are running this website, but I have to say..... well done.

Don't you ever stop, not ever.


Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:34 | 2284479 Decolat
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Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:38 | 2284494 MrBoompi
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This is a great video.  Still LMFAO

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:46 | 2284524 vegas
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"Never lend money to a Greek who is broke." Classic. Put this guy in Brussels. Just what I needed on this Friday. Mucho Gracias TD.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:46 | 2284526 Auburn
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Almost as funny as Greece facing a EUR32 billion to EUR67 billion financing gap in the years after the current loan program ends in 2014.  What's the German phrase for shitting ones pants????

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 14:50 | 2284543 WoodMizer
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The American response

Ruger is breaking the bank

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 19:54 | 2284753 slewie the pi-rat
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is there an ETF?

maybe a triple lindy? 

gold and silver bubbles?  wait till they see LEAD!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:00 | 2284573 Giba
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You made my day...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:13 | 2284601 The Heart
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That clown is almost as good as this one.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:16 | 2284620 libertus
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I love this! Greece has saved civilization several times. The Germans....well they have destroyed it several times. I love Mr. Padmos!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:31 | 2284663 Blkhat117
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What happends if the greeks started using the drachma instead euros as an unofficial currency?

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:35 | 2284679 MrBinkeyWhat
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I am old enough to know what "doing it Greek style" meant.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:52 | 2284722 americanspirit
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Please Mr. Panos - do one on Obama.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 15:55 | 2284734 Bubble
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Take this shit down. Some gay from new York playing into the MSM portrayal of the Greek crisis as merely Greeks being lazy tax avoiders and nothing to do with financial occupation from Goldmans and the anti democratic euro project. What's occurring in Greece shouldn't be the subject of humour. This fuks me off.

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:10 | 2284778 alwaystoolate
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What a f...... BS !!!!

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:18 | 2284815 flyingpigg
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He might be laughing his ass of today but Panos Papalosthisjob will be scrambling for Euro's to buy a box of cigarettes soon while Hanz Schnitzelface will confiscate one of the Greek Islands to turn it in a holiday resort for Germans...

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 16:38 | 2284930 asteroids
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OPA! Mr. Panos

Fri, 03/23/2012 - 17:19 | 2285077 blindman
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genius, genius, genius.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 00:16 | 2285979 hellas4life
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Hey slewie-pi-rat,

The name is hellas4life. Hellas means "Greek" in Greek. And when your enemy, whom you absolutely obliterated in Crete and greece despite being outmanned and outgunned, praises you that means you gave them exactly what they deserved and more.

What's wrong walkurie? Still upset for the beating you took 70 years ago? Or is it that a German court finally came to its senses this week for the first time ever and convicted a nazi officer of war crimes. Took long enough, but certainly not surprising from a country filled with anti-Semitic bigoted muppets. Or are you just a tad bit nervous that Greece and its cousins in the Mediterranean are going to bring down your country and its asinine support for its banks? How much are you on the hook for already? A couple trillion? While we may be struggling in more ways than one, we will get through this ( not to mention we still have our stunning beaches to relax on in the summer) like we have for thousands of years against rotten enemies like the Germans and Persians , unlike you who will most likely be wiped out when the entire ponzi comes crashing down at your doorstep and you will require some sort of marshal plan and a debt forgiveness accord like the London one in 1953. Have fun while it lasts because we at zh certainly know how it will end for you. Enjoy hell

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 02:04 | 2286092 Lednbrass
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As a point of reality, the Greeks didnt do a helluva lot on Crete- that was the Brits and Kiwis who butchered the paratroopers. No doubt some Greek pitchforked a fallschirmjager hanging in a tree someplace, but get real.

The Greeks did kick the living hell out of the Italians, but then again so did the Ethiopians. 

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 03:26 | 2286158 nicxios
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Wrong. Where did you get this misinformation? The Brits and Kiwis evacuated to Africa and many would have died without the help of the Cretans to get them across. The Cretans did the resistance, and yes that included killing paratroopers landing in the fields.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 04:51 | 2286210 Olympia
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Get your facts better

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 15:09 | 2286892 Lednbrass
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You and the guy above are flat out idiots- what did you do, read a freaking wikipedia article?

Look at the damn order of battle you delusional nitwits. 30,000 British/Commonwealth troops, only 10,000 Greek soldiers.  The British had all the tanks, artillery, etc. and wound up lsing more sodiers killed wounded and captured then the greeks even commited. Whose fleet and pilots took all the casualties there, the Greeks? Please.

Read a book for a change morons, your outright stupidity is painful.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 00:28 | 2285990 ekm
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Let me sum it up for everybody, and I speak on behalf of all Northern Mediterraneans, or simply called Southern Europe:

- Weather is too good.

- Women are too beautful.

- Let's sit down and have a coffee.


Now, as a proud Mediterranean let me sum up for you the German/Nothern European, or simply called Southern North Pole life style:

- Work

- Work

- Saussage and beer

- Work

- Work

- Work

- Work

- Die in boredom

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 02:09 | 2286096 Lednbrass
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You forgot the periodic "Kick the snot out of the Southern Europeans and take their women and coffee".

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 04:50 | 2286208 Olympia
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History shall repeat itself in a far greater scale and therefore the benefit for the leading roles shall be much greater. If ancient Greeks won the battle against the barbarity of the East in favour of Europe, then modern Greeks are those who are meant to win the battle against the barbarity of both Eastern and Western world in favour of the human kind. The world has become a little “village” and in this “village” everyone knows what the character of the others is.

The German traitors of Europe along with the Phoenicians from Asia may have forced Europe to get down from the "back” of the Greek “bull”, but it remains to be seen how they shall pull it through with the “bull”.

Germany, the DISGRACE of Europe by Panagiotis Traianou

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 05:10 | 2286215 falak pema
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for those who love historical analysis : here is my take that I hope to bequeath to my great grand children. As you can see I am taking my precautions as one can NEVER tell how one's own children will relate to one's own life; its too proximite to theirs and such is human nature. So here is my personal bottle of history's iconic moments  made easy and thrown out to the sea of current events on the Internet Ocean.

Enjoy! The scroll down history lane and value systems. Obviously a subjective take but then that's debate.


Sat, 03/24/2012 - 05:16 | 2286220 Olympia
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Feel free to check the following articles as well:

Global Debt Crisis

World War III - The first Private War in History

Lebanon Massacre

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 08:55 | 2286278 i-dog
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I am *very* impressed with the Middle East narrative in 'Lebanon Massacre' (though, so far, I'm only 2,000 words into it!). There are a number of things I strongly disagree with, but it's going to cause me to refine (or rethink) parts of my own narrative for the region. Thanks.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 11:12 | 2286539 Olympia
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It's nice to see you view this article with an open mind although you might disagree in parts. Looking forward to your final thoughts on that.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 09:12 | 2286359 Nukular Freedum
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Yeah but read this guys stuff in English. Fuckin A, all of it and funnier than the clip too.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 09:33 | 2286376 HD
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THAT WAS AWESOME.  Loved the video.

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 14:20 | 2286843 Seize Mars
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Look, I know the video is supposed to be funny and everything, but the Greek problem is not Germany's fault.

Sorry to bring the news but the Greeks have been lied to and impoverished by their own politicians, controlled by European banks. German banks are just as inflationary as any other fucking banks anywhere. They are not masters of anything. The Euro currency was a French idea.

Germans didn't do anything to Greece, and don't want anything from Greece. Blame an international cabal of banks and lying politicians, who don't give a fuck about Greece.

Case in point, G-pap: High school in Toronto, Amherst College, Stockholm University, London School of Economics, Harvard University.

This guy is "Greek?" Whatever. That's like calling Barack Obama "American."

Sat, 03/24/2012 - 19:20 | 2287370 HD
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On the surface it sounds like a mindless anti Germany rant - but he makes a couple of very cogent points that are brilliant.

Sun, 03/25/2012 - 19:32 | 2289328 Alexandros
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Germany handed all the European countries over to the Jewish loan sharks, by naively believing that this way they would let Germany free. Germany put the European family at the “target” of the “markets” and it is collecting profits every time one of its members gets “executed”. The loan sharks who pretend to be the “hunters” are shooting safely in the European “hen house” because Germany has managed to “raise walls around” Europe. One after the other, Europeans are destroyed so that Merkel can pay the stupid and artificial German debts to the loan sharks. 

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