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Old Oct 23rd 2014, 09:20 PM
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Greece will burn yet.
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Greece will burn yet.
What do you mean?

Greece is already doing a slow-burn back to the 19th century right now.

Revolutions only occur when people believe that it is possible for things to get better with major socio-political changes (revolution). When there is no hope, no solution and just a long slow slide to poverty, what purpose would violence or war or revolution serve other than to speed up the process?

Greece is completely and permanently fucked. But it is only the first of Mediterranean countries to lead the way - others shall follow. The issue is far larger than Greece.
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Old Jan 6th 2015, 11:52 AM
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It's such fun watching the Eurocrats and the 'financial markets' shitting themselves because one small country isn't putting up with their bullshit anymore. I hope the upcoming landslide electoral victory for Syriza will bring the whole looting system down. Let's put the demos back into democracy.

πάμε Ελλάδα !
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It's such fun watching the Eurocrats and the 'financial markets' shitting themselves because one small country isn't putting up with their bullshit anymore. I hope the upcoming landslide electoral victory for Syriza will bring the whole looting system down. Let's put the demos back into democracy.

πάμε Ελλάδα !
Haven't been following this lately:
http://www.economist.com/blogs/econo...ist-explains-1

I would love it, too, if the Greeks repudiated all their loans from The Company Store. It might take away borrowing ability from politicians, which is probably like taking away casino credit lines from inveterate gamblers, hurting their feelings, but it would also take away the crushing debt burden and make it easier to balance the budget, giving them a new start.

I read an article recently explaining that it wasn't actually the CIA and MI 6 that orchestrated the coup against the democratically-elected leader of Iran, Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh who began to nationalize the oil industry in 1954, but actually private mercenaries hired by oil industrialists, and the fledgling CIA just went along with it.

If the Greeks tell the IMF bankers to go pound salt up their asses, will they be allowed to get with it, or have their government overthrown?
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Old Jan 24th 2015, 09:43 AM
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Greek elections are tomorrow:
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30957033
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Old Jan 25th 2015, 02:14 PM
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This could be a shot across the bow of HMS World Bank/IMF or at least one can hope, but if there's an attempt to repudiate the debt the CIA might have to go in and "liberate" Greece like it liberated Iran in 1953, Central and South American countries, and then Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, and seems to be trying to liberate Ukraine.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/liv...y-live-updates
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Old Jan 26th 2015, 12:06 PM
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Muhahahahaha.

Syriza gets 36% of the vote (up from 4.6% in 2009 !!) and 149 out of the 300 parliamentary seats, which is thus just two short of an absolute majority. I'm a bit disappointed though that they chose to form a coalition with ANEL which are -Nazi Golden Dawn apart- about the furthest away from their own ideology as you can get. Disgust over the utterly destructive pseudo-austerity BS is literally the only thing they have in common. That doesn't bode well for long term stability. It would have been a lot more fun -and logical- if they had teamed up with the communists (yeah, the old school type).

I hope they really clean the house and start investigating the oligarchic families (left, right and center) in Greece who gobbled up the largest part of the disappeared funds of the past. Somebody has to start doing something against the funneling of all the world's public wealth into offshore accounts else those will be the only place where there will remain any wealth.

Needless to say the so-called financial markets, which is just a fancy word for the very corporations who enable the stealing, will go against Greece in full force. It will be interesting to see just how big a Fuck You Syriza will give them.

In other news, Merkel hasn't been able to get of the toilet all day.
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Old Jan 26th 2015, 12:13 PM
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By the way, Golden Dawn, a genuine Nazi party, gets 'only' 6.3% of the vote. Not sure whether that merits relief or worry.
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Muhahahahaha.

Syriza gets 36% of the vote (up from 4.6% in 2009 !!) and 149 out of the 300 parliamentary seats, which is thus just two short of an absolute majority. I'm a bit disappointed though that they chose to form a coalition with ANEL which are -Nazi Golden Dawn apart- about the furthest away from their own ideology as you can get. Disgust over the utterly destructive pseudo-austerity BS is literally the only thing they have in common. That doesn't bode well for long term stability. It would have been a lot more fun -and logical- if they had teamed up with the communists (yeah, the old school type).

I hope they really clean the house and start investigating the oligarchic families (left, right and center) in Greece who gobbled up the largest part of the disappeared funds of the past. Somebody has to start doing something against the funneling of all the world's public wealth into offshore accounts else those will be the only place where there will remain any wealth.

Needless to say the so-called financial markets, which is just a fancy word for the very corporations who enable the stealing, will go against Greece in full force. It will be interesting to see just how big a Fuck You Syriza will give them.

In other news, Merkel hasn't been able to get of the toilet all day.
Should be fun to watch. A little weird that they are teaming up with the Nazis, though it seems explicitly pragmatic toward a specific goal.

First thing he did was lay a wreath at a memorial of resistance fighters against the Nazis, and now I hear he's talking about Germany repaying loans that the Nazis forced Greece to give them.
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*chuckle*





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