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    Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    ATHENS, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Greek protesters clashed with police and set fire to cars and a hotel in central Athens on Wednesday as tens of thousands marched against austerity measures aimed at pulling the country out of a debt crisis.

    Riot police responded with dozens of rounds of teargas in clashes that lasted more than an hour in the biggest and most violent march since three people died in protests in May. Police chased hooded youths who threw sticks and stones.

    Hours earlier, parliament approved reforms and spending cuts that are a condition of a 110-billion-euro ($150-billion) EU/IMF bailout granted in May in exchange for austerity measures.

    UPDATE 5-Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters | Reuters

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    Sadly I don't think our libs are much better, murmurs of this sort of thing can be heard in liberal circles already. They just wait for the spark. Or a repub in office so they can blame it on him.


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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Nobody should like austerity, seeing as how it is the economic elite's way of getting the poor to pay for their f-ups.
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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    That's what happens when you use government to take from some and hand out to others. They are too use to it, and their reaction? Violence.

    Isn't that what this really is? We will violently take what we think is ours?
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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    Nobody should like austerity, seeing as how it is the economic elite's way of getting the poor to pay for their f-ups.

    Tell me, in your home budget, do you practice any of what could be termed "austerity" measures? I be willing to bet you do. In that case whom are you punishing?


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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Get the popcorn folk, these are coming attractions on its way to a city in the US near you.




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    Dont worry.. American's dont have the balls to demonstrate against the government. Not to mention the US has not cut spending in generations.... And for the record.. the Greeks got into this trouble thanks to a right wing government.. UPS!
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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Tell me, in your home budget, do you practice any of what could be termed "austerity" measures? I be willing to bet you do. In that case whom are you punishing?


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    LOLZ I'm in college, thus I have no home budget.
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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Dont worry.. American's dont have the balls to demonstrate against the government.
    And that's the sucky part
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    Re: Greek police clash with anti-austerity protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    That's what happens when you use government to take from some and hand out to others. They are too use to it, and their reaction? Violence.

    Isn't that what this really is? We will violently take what we think is ours?

    Exactly Mach, and when government continues to act like the money you labor for is theirs and they "LET" you keep some of it, and spend the rest recklessly people get mad. But hey, let's not stop a good thing....The bank of China seems to be open and ready to go!


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