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With Greek politicians on the verge of selling out the population more than ever before only to preserve the country's ability to be an ECB toll stop, where it takes Troika money and promptly pays Greek creditor banks, the time to return to the Syntagma Square webcam has arrived especially since tonight is the night when the population learns if Greece will comply once again with Troika demands for record austerity or finally cut the cord. Because with the latest round of troika demands being that "the minimum wage be cut to less than 600 euros ($790) a month and that at least one holiday allowance, the so-called 13th and 14th wages, be abolished, Mega TV said" and that "pensions paid by supplementary funds should be cut by 35 percent" it the local population believes that waving goodbye to one's retirement to fund a bank's bonus is worth it, then it deserves all the bending over it gets.


Watch live streaming video from stopcarteltvgr at

And for those wondering, here is a reminder how out of every euro in bialouts, only 19 cents actually goes toward the country (and of that we assume a big portion is to fund European military purchases).


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Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:22 | 2128554 GeneMarchbanks
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Greek financials? I thought that was mythology.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:31 | 2128577 Eally Ucked
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Only Greek financials are mythology?

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:29 | 2128742 xela2200
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I don't know. It is all Greek to me.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:14 | 2128915 The Big Ching-aso
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Geez, this is gross but everytime I see Syntagma Square I dyslexia it as Smegma Square.   It's cheesy I know.


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:52 | 2129123 flacon
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But... but... they need BANKS, and ROADS. Where will the people get their money from if all the banks close down? And nobody will ever again be able to drive anywhere if the government can't build more roads! /sarc


Sh*t Statists Say to Libertarians

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:54 | 2129124 flacon
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I think of Stygmata Square, dripping with the blood of a "Hail Mary". 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:31 | 2128732 Eireann go Brach
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The Superbowl epitomizes the incredible nauseating narcissism of Americans! Because who ever wins today they call themselves "World Champions?? .... Last we checked no one else plays your fucking barbaric game apart from the Canadians! And you can bet your teleprompter too, that celebrity wanna be Obamwana will get his photo op next week With the winners!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:53 | 2129003 Hulk
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Giants 4  Pats 1, I have that on good authority...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:24 | 2129063 ucsbcanuck
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Buddy, I agree with the narcissism part, but let's get a few things straight:

1) Canadians play Canadian football, which is slightly different from American football. There's no Canadian teams in the NFL.

2) Well, if the only people who play this game in the world are the Americans - then guess what? The winners are the "World Champions". It annoys me when they do it for the NBA or in baseball, because there are other countries who play basketball and baseball at a very high level, but not for the NFL.

As for "fucking barbaric" - I think rugby or Australian Rules football are more intense and harder than NFL. NFL players strike me as a bunch of primadonnas compared to rugby union or AFL players.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 17:08 | 2129268 prains
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I think rugby or Australian Rules football are more intense and harder than NFL. NFL players strike me as a bunch of primadonnas compared to rugby union or AFL players.


no equipment, weight differences between players can be 100 lbs and the idea is to create overlaps whereby the 165 er has to take down a 265 lb rhino....aka Jona F>>> Lomu

NFL is for wanna be's. Fucking helmets, bunch of panty soilers sucking from the tit on the sidelines every five minutes. 80 fkg minutes non stop organized MMA = rugby

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 17:54 | 2129349 ucsbcanuck
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 NFL is for wanna be's. Fucking helmets, bunch of panty soilers sucking from the tit on the sidelines every five minutes. 80 fkg minutes non stop organized MMA = rugby 

Hahaha, wouldn't have expected anything less from a Kiwi! +1 for Jonah Lomu - still remember him taking on 6 French players in the 1999 RWC and scoring a try.

One of the great things about rugby - no matter how hard and physical it gets, the minute it looks like a brawl is imminent, the ref steps in. Fighting is a strict no-no. Same in AFL and even NFL for that matter. Unlike hockey - hockey is a great game, but the fights take away from the game.


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:22 | 2128556 Caggge
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All bankers should work for minimum wage! They take no risk but are paid for taking huge risk.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:23 | 2128716 ozziindaus
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When the banks are really just a laundering operation for the international drug cartels, I doubt they'll ever compromise this institution. 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 17:57 | 2129355 earleflorida
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and along comes 'Sparta'

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:23 | 2128559 PicassoInActions
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its a well played game.... with the unknown outcome.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:24 | 2128560 BoNeSxxx
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Just like Greek Sex.  Also a mythology (at least according to my wife)...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:35 | 2128965 C-B77
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thoughtful wife...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:43 | 2128980 11b40
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Is your wife Greek, or are you?

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:27 | 2128568 TradingJoe
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"They" will bend over, as usual! Rioting won't help, unless it's NATIONWIDE and absolutely VIOLENT! Military may then "take over" once again and DO THE DEAL anyways...they need to eat too, right?!

BUT(there alwways seems to be a "but") if, only if, there is no bending over, tomorrow all will be LIMIT DOWN, and that, folks, quite violently! BUT..Never Mind...Bending Over to Bancheros seems to be national sports these days! I personally won't bet on it!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:36 | 2128591 Eally Ucked
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Yeah, miltary is so efficient (killing your own and enemies at the same time) that they should take over and fix that shit. As all of us know military are usually big thinkers, bright and open minds, finding the best solutions.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:08 | 2128671 GenX Investor
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Don't they call it riding the greek saddle...bitchezzz????

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:29 | 2128572 Bay of Pigs
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Assume the position...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:41 | 2128602 cossack55
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At least they have plenty of olive oil for the post-bending application.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:32 | 2128582 Seasmoke
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do they know the Super Bowl starts in 6 hours !

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:35 | 2128586 Banksters
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Time to go all in on the Greek 30 year!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:35 | 2128590 surf0766
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Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:40 | 2128600 Irish66
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I wish that livestream feed on the right was in english, I'd love to know what the people are saying

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:51 | 2128623 Eclipse89
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They're saying "If you muppets put us under german slavery for half a century, we'ill cut your heads off!!!!!!!!!!!!!1"

source: my one year of private greek lessons.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:45 | 2128609 Non Passaran
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I'm short and hopeful that the talks will collapse.

Deflaut bitchez!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:04 | 2128658 Bananamerican
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Deflaut? (de rule of law?)

btw I'm tall...and

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:47 | 2128613 SilverCertificate
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As someone pointed out, Super Bowl is starting in 6hrs. While everyone is watching the big game, Greece might be declaring bankrupcy... Talk about announcing when nobody is paying attention.  

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:07 | 2128669 _ConanTheLibert...
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Well, in Europe we don't have Super Bowl. The sheeple watch other stupid games here...

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:27 | 2128616 citrine
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It's interesting how the reporter refers to Papademos as "so called Prime Minister"... 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:49 | 2128617 navy62802
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The bitch of it is that it's not only Europe who is paying for this shit. The American taxpayer is also bearing the burden via IMF funding. Most Americans, even reasonably well-educated Americans (yes we do have a few of those), have absolutely no clue because this fact is intentionally obscured from public scrutiny.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:26 | 2129067 ucsbcanuck
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So is the Canadian taxpayer. Flaherty our Fin Min tries to make it look like we're not involved though.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:48 | 2128618 whisp
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I dont get it. If they cannot afford minimal wage at 600€ cause its too low why the hell Slovak republic have to finance them. Minimal wage in Slovak republic is 327,20€. This is sick.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 23:57 | 2129818 Rynak
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Whom exactly do you mean with "finance them"? Nations? Umm yeah, you indeed "don't get it".

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 02:58 | 2129945 whisp
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SR is part of EFSF and ESM. Without next blackhole package for Greece they are toast. I don't believe in monstrous conspirations. If they want the same live, they deny reality. Look at them Greece politics are bigger speculators than hedge funds.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 16:00 | 2178329 Rynak
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Don't use terms of which you have no clue what they mean.... among them, the term "speculator", propaganda bitch.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:51 | 2128624 HD
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There will be blood.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:19 | 2128699 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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There will be ouzo.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:26 | 2129066 Hulk
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and baklava !!!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:31 | 2129076 ucsbcanuck
Sun, 02/05/2012 - 17:07 | 2129274 Reese Bobby
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One of the great endings to a movie.

"Zorba is able to convince Bates that failure is an inescapable part of life, and that only by constantly tasting defeat can one truly enjoy life's victories."

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 12:56 | 2128630 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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It looks like Occupy:  A group gathering discussing how they lost their homes, they don't drink expensive alcohol anymore, their wives left them. 

When the We won't get any traction until the movement changes from "me, me, me" to we.

One person can throw a cocktail, but when everyone marches in unity for not just themselves but others, we will have the change we seek.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:58 | 2128857 nodhannum
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MLH: "their wives left them"!  Say it isn't so.  You mean when the money goes out the door the romance isn't far behind?

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:00 | 2128650 viator
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This is the Super Bowl: The Troika vs. The Greeks. The loser (or maybe the winner) gets to go into default and then bankruptcy. Greek foods and retsina go well with this superbowl.

The third superbowl is over in Syria where it's the Sunnis vs. the Alawites and the loser gets to be exterminated. Recommended refreshments for this super bowl include Syrian and Lebanese food along with strong tea and coffee (You can sneak a shot into the coffee but don't let the mullahs catch you)

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:16 | 2129043 Christophe2
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Seeing how good you are at parroting state propaganda, you might be better suited to the Super Bowl crowd.


Syria isn't Sunnis vs. Alawites: it's Sunnis, Alawites and remaining minorities united against the NWO-backed al-CIAda 'rebel' thugs that have been assassinating thousands of innocent police officers and civilians.

=> far better Assad's socialist regime than the attacking NWO/bankster/Israeli neo-liberal regime.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:01 | 2128654 valley chick
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Can't tell how many people are there but they appear to be extremely there some kind of time as to when they will know? 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:02 | 2129019 Sabibaby
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I think the Super Bowl is being broadcast for the people of Greece. Everyone is tailgating and standing around trying to find a good seat for the game. It's so exciting because the entire world is getting ready for the Super Bowl right now and watching them prepare is televised.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 19:59 | 2129539 smiler03
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is there some kind of time as to when they will know? 



10 Tomorrow (at the latest)

20 Goto 10

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:05 | 2128663 Irish66
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EKM, EKM are you here, please help translate

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:21 | 2128703 Eclipse89
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no news. what a pain.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:23 | 2128713 Irish66
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He said they have been in their 4 hours and they some rumors w/out confirmation.  He won't tell what the rumors are

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:03 | 2129023 youngman
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Not one rumor today...oh thats right..the markets are not open yet.....forgive me..please forgive me....


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:04 | 2129024 Sabibaby
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A little bird told me they're waiting for the Super Bowl to start and the nachos are starting to get soggy. 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:32 | 2128757 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Scoreboard: Euro up.  

Are you really gonna have me believe Bernake is gonna let the Greeks undo all his manipulation work of the last 3 months?  C'mon! 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 20:01 | 2129541 smiler03
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Ooooohhh, gold's gone up a bit too :O)

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:37 | 2128764 Eclipse89
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dallara is inside the parliament.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:38 | 2128783 skistroni
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And I'm outside :-)

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:12 | 2128908 GeneMarchbanks
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Molotov in hand?

Just playing, all the best buddy.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 02:41 | 2129931 skistroni
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No, just another anti-climax. I'm afraid when the real climax comes, we won't have any sperm left.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:16 | 2128777 tom a taxpayer
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Every breath you take

Every move you make

Every bond you break

Every step you take

I'll be watching you


Common thoughts of:

1) Troika watching Greek politicians.

2) Syntagma Square Greek people watching Greek politicians.

3) Greek security watching Syntagma Square Greek people.



Sun, 02/05/2012 - 13:56 | 2128850 sangell
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Interesting take on the 'deal' from an Athens professor about to have his pay cut. He compares the Troika's package to the allies imposing the Treaty of Versailles on Germany.,,15716817,00.html

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:07 | 2129029 The Reich
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The denial of reality of a Greek

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:00 | 2128869 flyonmywall
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So how much does a Greek private in the army get paid? Is it minimum wage? What about a colonel or a general?


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:03 | 2128881 101 years and c...
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greek default during superbowl. america too drunk to notice. brilliant.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:22 | 2128936 Zero Govt
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ekk! ...blood on the streets 

..i started looking at Greek property today, still not cheap enough, not long to wait before a scouting mission there

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:22 | 2128939 disabledvet
Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:25 | 2128945 Eclipse89
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Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:33 | 2128953 Irish66
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So the announcer thinks their meeting to decide how to tell the Greece people their decision and that their 

has been keep very secret

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:22 | 2129056 valley chick
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The big secret?  This is worse than all the years of "Days of Our Lives" on tv.  Surely there will be a rumor before the market opens..

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 14:32 | 2128955 The trend is yo...
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The people of greece are powerless to do anything except gather at T square.  All the ass ra**ing is being done behind closed doors with plenty of security.  Just like in the US, the cops are too stupid to realize the people they are protecting are gonna fuck them over as well by diluting the shit out of their pensions (the true thing they all really care about).

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 16:11 | 2129162 smb12321
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Talked to a friend in Chalcis (Greece) about 7 (his time).  Says the pop is more dispirited than mad - rampant corruption, crazy politicians, insane pensions, the "effing" EU.  People are stocking up on fuel and food - first sign of an impending crisis.  He said there's support for a coup just to "bring order" but more and more, people (especially in the business) are praying for a devalued drachma that will bring back tourism - their only hope. 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:29 | 2129068 monopoly
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What a sad ending for an ancient country. Pay the banks, screw the people. Cannot believe they will approve this plan.

And back here where all is well. There is not enough room to park all the football corporate jets that are arriving for the super bowl. Now that is sad, poor billionaires.

47 million on food stamps. Unemployment near 16% and jobs created at $9.00 an hour and we are out of jet parking spaces. America. While it means absolutely nothing to most I will not be watching this farce of a game with all its splendor, advertisments, "intelligent" football players and their slave lords. Makes 0 difference but for me this is what I need to do.

On and on it goes. 

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:41 | 2129093 CrashisOptimistic
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75% of those players will be bankrupt within 5 yrs of retirement, per NFL stats.

Why watch future deadbeats?  These people are scum.  Not icons.  They'll be sticking their landscaping service and plumbers and electricians for work they won't be paid for.

Why would I watch them?

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 16:54 | 2129251 Reese Bobby
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Greece is the cradle of so many things:


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 15:58 | 2129140 Dr. Kananga
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Keeping with today's football theme: Greece punts in a push to overtime:

(02-05) 10:55 PST ATHENS, Greece (AP) --

Leaders of parties supporting Greece's coalition government say crisis talks for huge new debt deals will continue Monday.

Read more:


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 16:06 | 2129150 mariner22
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So nice of them to let us enjoy the Superbowl. Could you imagine if NBC had to break away and tell everyone their money in the big 5 banks may be at risk due to sovereign debt, CDS, and counterparty losses? This also should let everyone put on some positions. Will this really be a non-event? Certain, a Greek Default has been talked about by everyone for over a year, but the real question will be whether the system is really firewalled for such an event. 

Remember, "Housing Bubble impact will be contained...."



Sun, 02/05/2012 - 16:14 | 2129170 smb12321
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The EU will NOT allow it to be called a default.  i'd bet all the discussions are about just that - how to default without declaring a default.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 16:06 | 2129152 mendolover
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I hate advertisements!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 16:44 | 2129236 Reese Bobby
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That must suck given they are everywhere; tin foil hat, or no tin foil hat.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 20:11 | 2129551 smiler03
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Use adaware and record every TV program in advance that you intend to watch. Fast forward. No hat required.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 16:12 | 2129165 the golden rule
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My prediction is the market wont even flinch on news of a bankrupt greece the great fb ipo will come to the rescue two more months and then comes the crash remember you can buy seeds on food stamps so grow a garden

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 16:42 | 2129228 Reese Bobby
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Greece, Schmeece.  Indianapolis is hosting The Running Man today.  And the Sheeple shall be pleased!

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 18:49 | 2129441 luna_man
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"bending over"...NO!

Not this time!...Your turn!!


How you like me now?


Sun, 02/05/2012 - 19:05 | 2129465 couvrot
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Navy 60802:    As an "educated American" you should know that US taxpayers have never ever lost a penny through IMF's actions.   In fact over the IMF's 65 years life, the US has made over $1 billion.   Please check your facts and sources.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 04:48 | 2129986 AnAnonymous
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But, but, but, but US citizens of A hard earned tax money is bailing out the world...

Ah, yes, education has no bearing on duplicity.

Sun, 02/05/2012 - 19:05 | 2129466 couvrot
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Navy 60802:    As an "educated American" you should know that US taxpayers have never ever lost a penny through IMF's actions.   In fact over the IMF's 65 years life, the US has made over $1 billion.   Please check your facts and sources.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 02:52 | 2129937 whisp
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Mon, 02/06/2012 - 03:02 | 2129947 diesheepledie
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The Greek people really don't care. They will be happy unwitting slaves. Their sheepish behaviour is what got them into this position in the first place. The "riots and resistance" you are seeing is just the anarchist black block children and communist throw backs. The mainstream Greeks know that central world banks and government will take care of this problem.

Mon, 02/06/2012 - 08:24 | 2130097 Catequil
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The article is clearly biased. I will not comment on the 13th & 14th monthly salaries that are considered to be a default right of every greek employe (regardles of whether the employee is in the private or government sector). That is aside form bonus benefits.

"pensions paid by supplementary funds should be cut by 35 percent" it the local population believes that waving goodbye to one's retirement to fund a bank's bonus is worth it."

Make no mistake, these retirement funds are NOT a form of personal savings. They are funded thru the social security system (taxation) and deficits are funded by the government  budget which borrows.

So, if you ask me with or without EU, Greece government budget CANNOT exist the way it is. They will have to go thru austerity one way or the other. They need a reset of their system.

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