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    Default Angry about the economy

    This is getting worse by the week and I have a feeling it is going to get much, much worse.

    Protests and riots in several countries in Europe (Greece, Spain, Belgium, Italy, England etc)over botched economies, bailouts, corrupt politicians, rising costs etc. I predicted this a couple of years ago.

    As previously seen, the Greeks appear to be mightily pissed off and expressing it in no uncertain terms.

    This looks more like a war zone than central Athens.



    btw. The guy getting mobbed at the end is a former government minister.
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    Here's Spain this week...

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    Italians getting a bit hot under the collar in Roma, as Berlusconi narrowly wins a vote of no-confidence..

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    A genteel day out in London ...

    A man could lose himself in a country like this.

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    I hope it does boil over and politicians get what they deserve, what kind of shitty system have we built if it can collapse like this and burn so many around the world? I know good men and women that are in the throws of depression and hoplessness and it just makes me angry that greed and malaise of our "fellow" man has taken the world to these depths.
    The world economy has been shit for 7-8 years. This is utterly fucking ridiculous and from the looks of it, promises to get worse. There isn't even talk of "when this and that happen it will be better" anymore. I sure picked the wrong time to stop drinking
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    just more proof that society has a lot of losers in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    just more proof that society has a lot of losers in it.
    Who exactly are the losers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    Who exactly are the losers?
    the people who think setting cars on fire and destroying private property is a worthy way of protesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loveevhsince79 View Post
    Who exactly are the losers?
    The people that sit around and talk about it, but never do anything about it.
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    thank Goodness the recession here has been over since last year... WHEW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    the people who think setting cars on fire and destroying private property is a worthy way of protesting.
    They are creating jobs for clean up crews, c'mon man, get with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    They are creating jobs for clean up crews, c'mon man, get with it.
    as well as auto manufacturing jobs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    just more proof that society has a lot of losers in it.
    You are absolutely right there. A lot of people are losing a lot at the moment. Some are losing their jobs. Others are losing their savings. Or their benefits. Or their right to a decent education. A great many are losing their right to privacy or freedom of expression. The saddest group are losing any sense of hope that anything they could possibly do will have any impact whatsoever on the quality of their lives or their ability to take care of themselves or their families.

    All, as you said, are losers.

    I could be a smug, self satisfied bastard (no, I am not, and would not, direct that at you. Be sure) because I moved to Germany a couple of years ago because I saw the writing on the wall. My standard of living has doubled or maybe even trebled through hard work, a bit of foresight, but mostly luck, in that the country's government I moved to did not allow itself to get caught up in the idiocy and criminality that has seeped into most others. Most people do not have the options that I have because of other responsibilities.

    Would I throw petrol bombs and smash windows and fight the police in running street battles?

    I can't imagine myself doing so, but then again, I can't imagine what it must feel like to be in so many peoples' shoes.

    The word "protest" is only half the point here. An overspilling of sheer frustration and anger: being at an absolute loss for what to do next, might be a better, though less "soundbitey", definition.

    Be assured all. This is only the beginning of what promises to be a very rough road ahead. Remembering that it is mid winter and most of Europe is in the grip of a big arctic freeze right now, expect the numbers to swell considerably when the thaw comes, unless those pulling the strings, and hiding the cards up their sleeves (to mix metaphors as clumsily as I possibly can) start to pay attention.

    People are pretty much stupid. But a group of individuals is a little harder to fool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by graeme View Post
    Would I throw petrol bombs and smash windows and fight the police in running street battles?

    I can't imagine myself doing so, but then again, I can't imagine what it must feel like to be in so many peoples' shoes.

    I lived through skyrocketing tuition costs. I never thought to fighting the cops and destroying property as "the solution".

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    I have never understood how throwing rocks or bottles at a man with body armor and a machine gun is supposed to make anybody think "what, look at that guy, he must have a great point of view, we should listen to him!"
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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