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Let's talk Greece

Discussion in 'South Oval' started by badger, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. badger

    badger Vacuums eat while yelling

    So they just passed the raise taxes and cut spending bill, ensuring that they'll get their $12 billion (in euros) bailout from the EU and the International Monetary Fund (???).

    As you can see, Greece is thrilled that these measures passed and there will not be crippling damage the European Union economy at their hands:

    I feel bad for those poor police :(


    Strikes at the airports, 16 percent unemployment, protests, unpopular vote... wow. Greece is in trouble, bailout or not.
  2. Mjcpr

    Mjcpr SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    I think they should sell advertising on the Coliseum.
  3. My Opinion Matters

    My Opinion Matters New Member

    Great Pyramid, also.
  4. tcrb

    tcrb New Member

    Union workers never take pay cuts very well.
  5. saucysoonergal

    saucysoonergal SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Grease is the word.
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  6. The Profit

    The Profit New Member

    Millionaires never take tax hikes very well either.
  7. CrimsonCream

    CrimsonCream New Member

    Very hard to get people off of the teat that they so long have been accustomed to.
  8. tcrb

    tcrb New Member

    I'm gonna go out on a limb and assert that those are union workers in the video, not millionaires.
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  9. yankee

    yankee New Member

    Greek House? Good food, right there.
  10. The Profit

    The Profit New Member

    No, I think some of them are there representing millionaires. The millionaires are not going to put themselves in harm's way, but they paid others to get out there and challenge the police. It happens every day.
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  11. The

    The SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Greece wouldn't need a bailout if they just paid their damn taxes, rich and poor alike.

    At this point, they'd be better off following Argentina's model and just defaulting. These austerity measures they're trying to pass is going to lead to a civil war.
  12. tator

    tator New Member

    Really? Every day?
  13. The Profit

    The Profit New Member

    Yep, the rich always find someone poor to do their dirty work.
  14. tator

    tator New Member

    This reminds me of a Dukes of Hazzard episode
  15. The

    The SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    Reminds me of a Steely Dan song.
  16. badger

    badger Vacuums eat while yelling

    The problem is the European Union. Greece has been accused of dragging the EU down (and the Euro's value down) through irresponsibility. Argentina's default didn't have the rest of South America's currency tied to it.

    Here's a photo from Athens on June 5:

    I have a feeling that many of these people are out on their own accord. When so many are unemployed, you need something to do with your time when you don't have a job.
  17. The Profit

    The Profit New Member

    Steely Dan is coming to Oklahoma. Gonna see them.
  18. Breadburner

    Breadburner Well-Known Member

    Them not paying there income taxes is definetely alot of the problem......
  19. The

    The SoonerFans.com Elite Member

    It's causing MAJOR volatility on Forex. I'm making a killing right now.
  20. tcrb

    tcrb New Member

    Oh, I see. Those dirty millionaires are causing these riots and the peace loving union workers are sitting at home wringing their hands and trying to keep warm while they eat their last can of beans.

    I suppose the rioters in Madison were also hired by a bunch of greedy millionaires as well.

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