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In Greece, It's The Police Vs The Riot Police

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As unemployment (broad and youth) goes from the sublime to the ridiculous in the troubled nation, Reuters is reporting that tensions are rising - even among the Police themselves. "They make us fight our own brothers," one riot-policeman urged with regard the Greek police protesting austerity cuts and preventing riot-police from leaving to secure other demonstrations this weekend.

The government plans to slash police pay in a new round of spending cuts worth nearly EUR12bn over the next two years, which the police, firefghter, and coast guards will be prtesting later today in Athens. How soon before TROIKA demands 8 days a week and 99% taxation - as the hair-trigger on the gun they are holding to their own head becomes more and more sensitive.

Reuters: Greek policemen, and members of police unions push riot police during scuffles outside a riot police facility in Athens, September 6, 2012

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Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:02 | 2767536 doomandbloom
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Alien Vs Predator

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:04 | 2767544 gojam
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More like Cowboys V Aliens

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:05 | 2767550 GetZeeGold
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Fight Club is open for business......no pushing or shoving.


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:18 | 2767584 pasco35
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:52 | 2767707 GetZeeGold
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Dude....do you really think it's wise to be selling glass products in this environment?


Just saying....


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:34 | 2767852 otto skorzeny
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I have been hoarding glass bottles

Fri, 09/07/2012 - 14:54 | 2772690 3rdgrader
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Throw the Bankers out of office!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 10:46 | 2768153 Hugh_Jorgan
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How about the wisdom behind cutting Police and Firefighter's pay ahead of austerity measures that will inevitably end in civil unrest? Seriously?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:30 | 2768378 jumbo maverick
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Just my own theory, and I could be way off base, but I think tptb are using Greece as a study. They will implement certain things then they watch what will happen.
Then after the mini experiment is over they say well next time this happens we should do this. And if that happens then we should try something different.
I really think this is why it has taken Greece so long to fall. They are purposely prolonging this so they can study and use it as a template when it dominos to another bigger, more populous country.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:42 | 2768423 KK Tipton
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Everyone MUST have their salaries cut or kept down. Everywhere.

Inflation MUST be hidden...oops...controlled.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:07 | 2767557 LongSoupLine
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More like Dem Vs. Repub...no matter who wins, you're still fucked.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:10 | 2767565 GetZeeGold
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I think Newsweek said it best......we're all socialists now.....eat yer damn peas Amigo.


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:24 | 2767602 MillionDollarBonus_
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Idiot ... This is not about "socialism". The Greek government was well within it's means. It's only after the capitalist pig hedge funds entered into credit default swap agreements with each other that things started getting out of control. It is absolutely criminal that two counterparties should agree to exchange cashflows in this manner. This is facism, pure and simple.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:26 | 2767607 GetZeeGold
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So I'm doing it wrong?


Now you tell me.....where the hell were you yesterday!


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:39 | 2767659 GubbermintWorker
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He was busy solving world hunger and is now working on world peace.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:56 | 2767722 GetZeeGold
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Well....at least someone is doing something.


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:03 | 2768234 Hugh_Jorgan
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You mean world peas?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:51 | 2768460 GeoFizz
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No, no...  that would be whirled peas.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:31 | 2767627 Ghordius
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MDB, I repent! I now realize that the pig hedge funds are only doing God's work with their loving derivatives supercharged by unlimited amounts of credit from the FED to the hyperhypotecating banks of the City of London. pls caress me, invisible hand of the market, leave your mark on me!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:55 | 2767713 GetZeeGold
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I repent!


Heh heh.....yeah.....whatever.


You're freakin killing me over here dude.


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:22 | 2767804 GubbermintWorker
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Wow dude, way over my head! All I know is that exponential growth can be a bitch.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:35 | 2767645 Havok
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Nope. You got it wrong. Facism and Socialism are the same friggen thing except some school book that a moron wrote says one is right vs left.

The truth is, they are the same. Its BIG government vs little government. Everytime government gets involved in "taking care" of its citizens, the shit his the fan.

That FACT goes all the way back to Rome.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:06 | 2767754 ATM
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Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:49 | 2767691 Al Gorerhythm
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MDB dishes serious. Hmmmm. 'Bout fucking time. Get mad buddy.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:05 | 2767749 ATM
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Go fuck yerself you little communist troll. 

Of course we should all blame the bourgeoisie for the failures of socialist government. That's been the plan hasn't it? Take over governmetn, promise to protect everyone from everything, don't expect to pay for anything then when the bill comes due blame the free market?

That's is a very enticing argument only it falls on it's face under the light of reality. You're a larval stage communist - a socialist shill waiting to morph into a hideous insect but I see you as do many others and we're waiting to squash your ass when you finally emerge from your socialist cocoon.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:24 | 2768273 Hugh_Jorgan
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Easy there dude, MDB gets his jollies from a rant like this. He is little more than a clumsy satirist. I have no idea what his actual politcs are, but it really doesn't matter unless you aim to gratify him. Save the wear and tear on your keyboard and just ignore MBD and his faux commentary, it is pure theater.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 10:31 | 2768084 Zero Govt
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sure it wasn't socialism MDB ?

How did Hedge Fund swaps cause the 120% plus Greek debt to GDP to be wracked up so fast and so irresponsibly?

Try property or opening a business in Greece. The Marxist State wants to micro-manage and micro-meddle in every facet of your enterprise and saddle you with more entitlements, taxes and licenses than you can count

socialism has wrecked every country it has been practiced as have you progressive retards in America

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:58 | 2768484 JimBowie1958
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Look at three cases; Iceland, Ireland, and Greece.

In the latter two the government bailed out their banks that lost huge sums on the derivatives market which had a very unhealthy dose of poisonous subprime loans built into them,  and the CDS's simply magnified the losses.

Iceland wisely told the banks, after its people threw a shit fit, to go stuff it and let them fail.

Ireland and Greece both tried to bail out their banks and got taken into dangerously high debt loads for thier efforts. The only difference between Irelands problems and Greece's, as I understand it, is that Irelands economy is more robust and was doing much better prior to the 2008 collapse.

So, yeah the problem is socialism, but in the form of the governments trying to allow free market principles for their banker buddies when they are successful and then socialize their losses when they are not.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:26 | 2767608 kridkrid
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Meh... we are going to wish we were all socialists when all is said and done. 

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:29 | 2767620 GetZeeGold
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Pretty sure that's the plan.


How did you find out?


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:06 | 2767760 ATM
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That's not the plan. The plan is to get us to wish we were socialists then turn us into peons.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:24 | 2767814 kridkrid
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I don't think that's the plan, exactly.  I think we have a uniquely American form of fascism that will become increasing more repressive over the coming _______ (days, weeks, months, years).  I think the word socialism is being promoted as distraction.  I think the word Marxism is being used as a distraction.  Anything that can be used as a distraction, conventions one and two as wonderful examples, are being used as distractions.  They are hiding, in plain sight, the fascist police state that is accelerating at a remarkable pace.  That's the plan, I think. 

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 11:58 | 2768482 LoneCapitalist
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Socialism is a smoothly paved road lined with beautiful trees and flowers that leads to a dirty smelly impoverished city called fascism.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 12:34 | 2768618 kridkrid
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I'm with you, to a certain extent.  All of these are really just labels, mostly meant to help people not think.  And it works.  All of the fox news worshipers running around calling Obama a Marxist or a socialist... most of them don't know what those words mean... just that it's bad.  No two systems are the same... which is why I call ours "uniquely American".  Time will tell what it looks like in the end, but I don't think it'll be pretty.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 14:30 | 2769011 putaipan
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what did they call it in babylon? egypt? nimrodism? that's where we're headed.......

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:51 | 2767701 johnnylaw187
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Maybe Plants vs Zombies, or the new game that will save ZNGA: Cowboys vs Plants

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:22 | 2767582 Peter Pan
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True event. The riot police had cordoned off a city plaza when some rioting was taking place. A little old lady who was trying to cut across the cordoned area was stopped by a policeman and told she was not allowed.

The little old lady looked up at him and asked, "why not, have you just mopped?"

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:00 | 2767720 Ricky Bobby
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If that was LA they would have tasered her, held her on the ground and cuffed her tight. Of course if they were feeling a little ornery they might body slam her a few times and finish by bumping fists with each other. Militarized PD coming to town near you!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:33 | 2767844 Chupacabra-322
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"Order Out Of Chaos"

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 10:34 | 2768090 Ckierst1
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  1. I can't wait for SWATred v. SWATblue.  All those fancy popcontrol gizmos duking it out.  It'll be like the robot fights @ MIT.  Maybe it'll be a win-win for Joe Sixpac cuz the pigs aren't covering his back.
Thu, 09/06/2012 - 10:54 | 2768182 Ckierst1
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The fight scene at the end of Blazing Saddles!  This is the way it will evolve here.  Minarchy bitchez!

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:03 | 2767540 Sudden Debt
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they just have to do it... it's their job... can't lose their jobs right?.... we have to shoot and kill them... job yeah...


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:05 | 2767551 Gief Gold Plox
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Something like a "Pay per Riot" might come in handy one of these days.

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:07 | 2767558 Ghordius
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come on, SD, how many have been shot during demonstrations in the last years in europe?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:14 | 2767573 Sudden Debt
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true... we're not America yet...


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:25 | 2767606 GetZeeGold
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Well.....if you find yourself in a barfight.....you'll know you've arrived.


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:27 | 2767616 Ghordius
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since the police SWAT teams like to have all the costly toys and people like to have lots of visual fun, why not a SWAT-Olympics? Something where Hollywood could contribute, with huge balls of fire and perhaps a few cops in real danger?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:30 | 2767625 GetZeeGold
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Dude....clearly you've never been to Kansas.......even the SWAT boys won't go there.


Thu, 09/06/2012 - 08:41 | 2767654 Ghordius
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I've been in a few warzones, but I hear you and I mind all danger warnings. What is the most common cause of death in Kansas? I am really ignorant in this... Kansas, Kansas, wait! That's where Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz comes from?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 09:11 | 2767727 GetZeeGold
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What is the most common cause of death in Kansas?


Euroboys trying to act tough.....at a biker bar in Wichita.....the poor bastards didn't stand chance.


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