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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:10 | 1858212 zorba THE GREEK
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Years ago, people respected world leaders.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:12 | 1858227 Dick Darlington
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Nowdays all we have is "leaders" and songs like this are just what they deserve at best.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:16 | 1858257 gmrpeabody
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The natives are getting restless.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:23 | 1858303 spiral_eyes
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europe is a sideshow.

g-pap is a joke, l-pap is a dope.

real action is in middle east — will america and israel tag team iran...

the same hawks who came out for that stupid waste of money in 2003 (remember those weapons of mass destruction??) are making hawkish noises over iran being a "threat"

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:28 | 1858318 paarsons
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G-Pap's a cunt.

But he offered to give his people the vote.  Then he got the rug pulled out from under him by Obama and Merkozy.

So what can you do?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:21 | 1858913 Jay Gould Esq.
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"Rock me Papandreou !"

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:13 | 1858231 idea_hamster
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What do you mean "we," paleface?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:24 | 1858531 Sudden Debt
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Every flock of Lemmings has a leader which they will all follow when he decides to run of a cliff.

By "we" he means the rest of the flock.


Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:14 | 1858246 Critical Path
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Years ago.... and today the word "Leader" is used perhaps too loosely?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:14 | 1858247 Jonas Parker
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Years ago, world leaders deserved respect.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:20 | 1858731 HardwoodAg
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Like Louis XVI and Marie..Right?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 23:57 | 1859531 Phil Free
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Years ago leaders earned respect.  Today?  Not so much.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:14 | 1858250 Howard_Beale
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Yeah, we really respected Nixon. Whatch u talkin about Willis?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:18 | 1858268 gmrpeabody
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Don't forget Jimmy Carter...

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:36 | 1858346 Sabibaby
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He's begining to appear as a bit of a profit right about now.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:52 | 1858408 toady
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He said 'profit'.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:17 | 1858259 NotApplicable
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There's no such thing as a "world leader."

How's that for respect?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:37 | 1858786 Abitdodgie
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Why do you people need leaders, I manage just fine governing myself. Get a life you can do it 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:19 | 1858277 agent default
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G-Pap is a world leader?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:19 | 1858278 Smiley
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On THIS planet?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:22 | 1858292 Undecided
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 Thats because all good one where killed.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:28 | 1858319 Hicham
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Nah they have always been making fun of them.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:28 | 1858321 Ruffcut
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Yep, stupid people respected world leaders and will continue to do so.

Respect is earned, not inherited or elected into thereof.  Oh, most people think it can be bought. Even a blue light special. Go ahead, buy it, the fed will pay for it.

It is so stoopid,it is silly and is sick. I've shit my pants so many times in the past years, I want brown underwear.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:26 | 1858534 DoChenRollingBearing
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Ahh, brown underwear.  That would solve a problem...

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:31 | 1858326 zebra
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world is changing.

we didn't have iPads before

in a few more years all the dictionary will revise the definition of "Democracy"

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 22:30 | 1859334 Sokhmate
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Please petition for adding the word 'democfarcy' to the dic in 2012

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:33 | 1858335 css1971
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They were even dumber then.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:35 | 1858342 gerryscat
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Can we please stop calling them "leaders"? They never were, never will be and never we supposed to be. They are supposed to be our "representatives". They are in fact representatives, just not ours.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:10 | 1858480 donsluck
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Well now, not here in the USA. Here, the Congress are our representatives, the Courts are our judges, and the President is, in fact, due to Executive Privalege, our leader.


Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:55 | 1858627 flacon
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Department of Justice falls under which of the three wings of the US Government (executive, legislative, or JUDICIAL)? If you said Executive, give yourself one point. 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:38 | 1858352 Killer the Buzzard
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Respect must be earned.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:52 | 1858405 PY-129-20
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And I thought I would see the Vogelfänger - Pa Pa Pa Pa Pa pageno!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:06 | 1858469 Beastmanager
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I do not know who is worse, the people or their leaders... Probably they deserve each other.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:25 | 1858523 Hard1
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Leaders zorba, world leaders, not world class assholes.   I loved the song...oh yes and Fuck him!!!! hard on the ass!!!!! that's what he deserves, not respect c'mon Zorba.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:03 | 1858665 Raskolnikoff
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Years ago I respected Reagan as a great leader, but his idea of the 'Plung Protection Team' may have been the vehicle that ultimately does in the country he was trying to save. Very ironic if you ask me. the security blanket of having the stock market do well at all costs is a simplistic pagan financial spell that is worthless, yet we'll have our financial witch doctors swear of it's effectiveness of bringing us prosperity. No wonder modern society sought to discredit 'white magic' & 'black magic' and our Christian sensibilities brought us to great scientific knowledge and accomplishments. But our spoiled and corrupted society has us rejecting our monotheistic origins and we have gone back to the slavery of paganism and the occult of worshipping pure numbers and formulas like modern derivatives, as if complication alone was enough to qualify as solidly reasonable science.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 20:42 | 1858974 Max Hunter
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Years ago, people respected world leaders.

True.. When's the last time you heard something truely profound like quotes from 17th and 18th century?  In the 20th Century, those quotes are few and far between.. At least, from world leaders.. The implication is fairly simple..

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:11 | 1858219 slaughterer
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We owe G-Pap credit: the referendum was a brief shining moment o democracy in this whole slam slut Euro bender.  

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:13 | 1858239 101 years and c...
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clueless idiot.  it was the excuse for stocks falling because of fallout from MF.  never was going to be a referendum.


Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:14 | 1858248 gangland
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the only thing we owe him is a bullet in the face....after his legs are turned into pulp with a bat.... there i fixed that for ya...

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:21 | 1858291 gmrpeabody
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Somebody got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning...

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:16 | 1858254 Lord Welligton
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the referendum was a brief shining moment o democracy

What referendum?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:12 | 1858229 NOTW777
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well - the primary dealers beg to differ - they say thank you for the drama and the float up

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:13 | 1858237 5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3...
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So, according to the clip, holding a referendum about the potential slavery option was a bad undemocratic idea because eurozone leaders said so? 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:18 | 1858264 NotApplicable
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You noticed that too?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:21 | 1858288 101 years and c...
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thought that was odd as well.  looks like something the ECB/IMF/EU would put together.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:41 | 1858365 Mentaliusanything
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Red pills painted and sold as blue... or was it blue pills painted and sold as red...

You will eat your wastes

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:13 | 1858489 donsluck
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So, according to the clip, holding a referendum about the potential slavery option was a bad undemocratic idea because eurozone leaders said so?


Absolutely it's bad, and cowardly. It's like papa buying a house, boat, car and hookers. When he goes belly up and the creditors are at the door, he decides that his family should vote on whether or not they move.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:12 | 1858705 Raskolnikoff
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They want us to return to the era of debtors prison, even if we return to the era of post WWI were punitive actions slammed the Germans even more after the war it would be a suicidal trend. We need to return to the idea of being forced to eat one's investment losses and have no ultimate last resort lender. If we had the huge spector of failure looming over each investment decision we would not have as much wreckless abandon in investments like the ones promoted by the government, like the  house-for-everyone-idea.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:13 | 1858238 monopoly
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It is sad what is happening all over this planet. Mother Earth a little weary lately.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:48 | 1858826 NotApplicable
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That's what happens when people abandon responsibility for their own lives, delegating it to criminals.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:16 | 1858241 hambone
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Funny, I'm pretty sure Papandreou's exact feelings toward Greek citizens were the same... Fuck you my little pawns in the game of bald face lies to feather the nests of the oh so few.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:14 | 1858245 The Deleuzian
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Falco! Where have you been all these years!!!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:16 | 1858253 5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3...
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Well, he's dead

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:17 | 1858262 hambone
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no wonder he don't sing no more!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:39 | 1858354 The Deleuzian
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OH!!! I didn't know..........

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 00:12 | 1859557 Phil Free
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FALCO was the Man. May he Rest in Peace. 


Hallo ~ Vienna Calling!!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:40 | 1858359 hunglow
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Cleaning boat bottoms.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:18 | 1858265 SwingForce
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Sly & The Mindless Ramp:

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:18 | 1858266 Zola
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Simplistic video- they make it sound like the Euro summit was to save Papandreous ass (banks anyone?). They should do less music and look at the real culprits of the crisis. Like Obama, Papanderou is a cluless puppet way out of his league. Only someone with strong understanding of the crisis and the philosophy of liberty can straigthen out the mess and most importantly INSPIRE and LEAD .

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:05 | 1858463 XitSam
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Lighten up, Émile. It was a knocked out video with a pop culture hook. Not a piece of political philosophy for deconstruction.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:12 | 1858482 Dr. Engali
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While I agree with your premise. It is cheap entertainment. I understand Zola's frustration. Too many people are completely oblivious to the real criminals, and they try to simplify things by focusing on the pawns.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:19 | 1858271 LULZBank
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Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:19 | 1858272 Lady Heather...UNCLE
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another ebullient day in the stock market. Since the Oct 4 low 20 up days and 10 down days. Market has gone up 200 points. I appreciate discounting future inflated cash flows, but such assumes a purchasing capacity keeping pace. In the stagflationary environment ahead (here now in fact), valuations might be getting ahead of themselves. We shall see. Might be another 6 months of melt up before we get evidence.  Oh, and G Pap must be the happiest man on earth. He is out of the shit fest with plenty of moulah intact. All politicians are cunts.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:21 | 1858276 Undecided
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 Thats because all good one where killed.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:20 | 1858282 SeverinSlade
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Who needs TV when you have ZH for entertainment.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:20 | 1858284 SwingForce
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H/T one of the ZH commenters posted the video here a few days ago....Always Early!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:21 | 1858287 Forgiven
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Looks like the banksters have started a full-court press on propagandizing the democratic process in sovereign Greece.  Fuck you banksters just doesn't have the ring of Pa, Pa, Papandreou.  I'm sure a clever Zerohedgy can make a competing anti-bankster music video.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:23 | 1858302 Dr. Engali
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Cracks me up. You have OWS, the Tea party, riots all over the world and yet nothing changes. They ramp the market up daily just to rub it in our faces. Saying "look mother fuckers you can have your little "revolutions". In the mean time we are going to show you that they mean nothing, that we have the real power"." And no matter what you do we will continue to tranfer the wealth of the nation to us".

Very sad indeed.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:32 | 1858330 NOTW777
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that "bank transfer" day was wonderful for the big banks also; they have been increasing ever since the no-profit accounts were cleaned out

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:25 | 1858310 AcidRastaHead
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Unfortunately we didn't call shenanigans on our leaders years ago as they were embarking on all these inept shortsighted policies.  Their erosion of respect has been years in the making, it didn't happen overnight.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:25 | 1858312 Let them eat iPads
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He can talk! I can sing!

Dr. Zaius, Dr. Zaius!

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:33 | 1858334 Eally Ucked
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Not that I want to defend G=Pap but that clip had to be paid by some banksters or PR dept of EU.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:38 | 1858351 Shizzmoney
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So, according to the clip, holding a referendum about the potential slavery option was a bad undemocratic idea because eurozone leaders said so? 

I think the clip was parodying the changes and rhetoric from the mood of a PM who lost his grip on the situation.

What I saw demonstrated in the clip is a leader (like many, including Obama) who is so quick to change on a whim, to go back from bankster buddy to man of the people at the snap of a finger, and change back again (only difference is here in USA, no one notices our leaders lying to us.  See: Leslie Stahl).  I found it to be a hilarious parody. 

He decides on democracy, and the Central Bankers and their government lackeys say, "No, Fuck you, Papandreou".  I mean, that is EXACTLY what happened. 

Question is, will it happen here?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:57 | 1858386 5-4-3-2-1-1-2-3...
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So, you're saying that a member of the elite of central bankers actually made this clip singing to the tune of his favourite 80s hit?

Which one?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:53 | 1858617 Panafrican Funk...
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The song was pretty popular in Germany back in the day.  The video does seem to roughly follow their talking points.  

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 00:26 | 1859592 Phil Free
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It was pretty big in the U.S., too -- in 1986.  (I remember it well.  R-R-R-Rock me, Amadeus!!)


...and Falco was from Austria, not (West) Germany [as it was known, back then].  Falco spoke German, because German is Austria's official language.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:30 | 1858550 Strider52
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I wonder what would happen if we had a "vote of confidence" in USA. We could form a new government just like Greece and Italy.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 17:44 | 1858372 steveo
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ES is at a crossroads.   It is actually coldest right before the dawn.   I used to ride a motorcycle to work, and when I used to go in early to get a good workout in before work (I would ride at around 4AM), it was way warmer than when I went in for normal work schedule (riding around 6AM).


And so it is with market turns,

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:00 | 1858439 Barbar
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this is way larger than papandreou.

even harmful, turning papandreou into the convenient scapegoat to divert attention from tptb.

i agree with tptb pr.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:02 | 1858450 GOSPLAN HERO
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War with Iran is forthcoming, comrades.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:14 | 1858494 Alex Kintner
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Yup. MSM is right on cue -- beating the drums of war. Won't be long now. Bullish for coffin makers.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:24 | 1858524 blindman
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monkeys love war, like an infection
for their ignorance.
so much easier than thinking.
drink the puss of war and be
your own worst enemy.
deliver the tragedy to
your children and then
beat them. learn to hate yourself
for the "money" you don't understand
or posses. live for the illusions of
your betters and pray they tolerate
your grovelling.
there, a poem for the economy.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 03:52 | 1859843 e-recep
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Nope, there's simply no money for another extravagant war.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:04 | 1858455 blindman
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it is the fiat money system. hmmm..
remember? it does not work / add up. it
is a scam and an impossibility derived from
usury and will always result in re-bellion.
nothing can fixed that which is FUCKED from
the start. it is not about persons, it is about
the sick and tortured rules of law that turn
men into tools and subhuman debt slaves.
whatever, good luck trashing and slashing at
shadows. your children will not recognize you,
nor you them. we could easily be suffering from
collective global aphasia.
Aphasia ( /??fe???/ or /??fe?zi?/) is an impairment of language ability. This class of language disorder ranges from having difficulty remembering words to being completely unable to speak, read, or write.

Aphasia disorders usually develop quickly as a result of head injury or stroke, but can develop slowly from a brain tumor, infection, or dementia, or can be a learning disability such as dysnomia.[1]

The area and extent of brain damage determine the type of aphasia and its symptoms. Aphasia types include Broca's aphasia, non-fluent aphasia, motor aphasia, expressive aphasia, receptive aphasia, global aphasia and many others (see Category:Aphasias).

Medical evaluations for the disorder range from clinical screenings by a neurologist to extensive tests by a language pathologist. [1]

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:10 | 1858481 Zymurguy
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Not sure about that Aphasia crap but a fiat monetary system controlled by central banking based upon a fractional reserve lending paradigm should be deemed illegal and removed from the face of the earth.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:07 | 1858461 Randall Cabot
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Bad week for Pa people-JoePa and G-Pa.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 01:48 | 1859731 whaletail
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Sandusky followed a Greek tradition and a tragedy has befallen Happy Valley. 

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:06 | 1858467 Alex Kintner
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This is a Pap Smear campaign dammit!!

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 09:22 | 1860318 Xavier Doe
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Well, if you hadn't said it I was going to... :-)

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:07 | 1858472 Spastica Rex
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Is this real krautrock?

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 00:31 | 1859602 Phil Free
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How about some "Du Hast" [RAMMSTEIN] for your tea?

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:07 | 1858473 Zymurguy
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I refuse to call any of them "leaders" or "officials" any more.  They are "elected this" or "elected that".  Mainly I just refer to them as fooking idiots.

Wed, 11/09/2011 - 00:32 | 1859605 Phil Free
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and that would be putting it politely ...

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:17 | 1858503 hivekiller
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Word has it that Papandreou was told he would be murdered if he didn't go along with the proposal.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:28 | 1858541 winterswimmer
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Splendid !!!

In that case, allow me to present...

Doctor GAP (Doctor Who? -hehe)

as well as... G-pap Boo(ed):

as well as... G-Pap Doctor Lier (also known as "G-pap the IMF-slammer" -in the past, of course):

as well as... G-Pap Zombie

...Not to mention the (already widely known) animated G-Pap as "Troikan Hero":

Evidently, you can see clearly, how much we love him, here in Greece... :-)






Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:32 | 1858556 Sathington Willougby
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:48 | 1858595 blindman
Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:40 | 1858576 Srgato
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I don't get it.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:42 | 1858579 docmac324
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Well, back in my day, the song came after they stung up the bastards.  Today, he'll get a bonus.


Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:51 | 1858608 JR
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If you’ve got to prevent people from voting, you have totalitarian government. The definition of Stalinism is that the people don’t get to vote. In Russia’s case, the tyrant was Stalin. In the case of Europe, it’s the European Union, whose officials are just the paid stooges of the banks.

The system is no longer working and the greatest danger that the Money Power faces is the people – who might object.

It has been proven before, and it is being proven again, of the utter incapacity of an irresponsible super-Government, composed of a group of International Bankers, to manage the world’s financial affairs.

And, once again, just as in the 20s and 30s, the people are suffering from the terrible consequences attending the supremacy of the banking interests over the citizenry.

Only this time round, the intensity of economic disaster has greatly increased. Yet, through ownership of the Press, the money industry has converted its own opinion into the purported opinion of the general public, to the point that many will denounce the message – even one that calls for a vote of the people - if the messenger has been duly discredited.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 18:53 | 1858619 blindman
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conclusion. fuck the people, there. that is the system
for now. accept it or be an enemy of the "money". your
only friend.

Tue, 11/08/2011 - 19:30 | 1858771 Loose Caboose
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There are no "leaders" anymore.  It's a global money-churning industry run by the elite.  The so-called "leaders" are puppets on a stage, acting out the script of the NWO handed to them by the puppet-masters.  That is all. 

There is no honour, no patriotism, no integrity to be found - anywhere.

Pappy is a joke and a poster boy for all of our "leaders".

We are all Greeks and we are all screwed.


Tue, 11/08/2011 - 22:00 | 1859219 nah
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fuck you bitchez

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