The “anti-austerity” riots in Greece

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    “A demonstration is one thing and murder is quite another!”

    Rioting over drastic spending cuts and taxes in the debt-ridden country has now left three bankers dead:
    3 die in Athens riot over cutbacks, debt crisis - Yahoo! News

    Michelle Malkin The “anti-austerity” riots in Greece
     
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    Violence in Greece shows scale of crisis facing EU economies | Caledonian Mercury - World

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    Oh... what was it? 8 or so months ago, when we were discussing the looming US Civil war... and I said; as I am often wont to do; that Leftist policy is unsustainable, that inevitably Leftist economies will succumb to the fatally flawed reasoning which establishes the mathematic certainty that they must fail... that the entitled rabble who will have been taught by the Progressive frauds who preceded them that they are entitled to free livin'... that government's job is to set them on easy street... and when that failure comes that they will take to the streets in violent rage to DEMAND what's theirs... and that it would be THAT day when the Americans would wise up in defense from this revolt and crush the left in finality...

    You may recall how the Douche Clique scoffed at the notion that there was any potential for "The Left" to rise up in revolt demanding there would-be 'Entitlements'...

    Just thought I'd remind ya of it and slap up those photos of Leftists Rising up demanding their Entitlements from the predictable collapse of their Leftist government...

    And ask ya... "How long befor ya figure you idiots will grow the necessary spine to demand yours?" Now do ya HAVE to wait for the system to collapse? Or is it possible to actually start the riots while there's still a chance to save it?"
     
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    That's mild in comparison to what's coming here in America. This country is ARMED.
     
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    Right...because Americans and our expectations are SOOO MUCH like those of Greece.
     
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    Great example of what is awaiting us here. Stay vigilante, keep weapons loaded and ready, buy ammunition whenever you have spare money.

    We're ready here in SW Florida but we'll have plenty of warning as the big cities will light up first.
     
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    Your wet dream, isn't it?
     
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    Greece: The Prequel

    We should learn the right lessons from this: Punitive high taxes encourage cheating and result in lower tax receipts; entitlement oriented public employees who expect to retire early bleed out a country; high spending and debt levels create a Sovereign Debt Crisis to which the solution is not More Debt.
     
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    Why is it always the people that are the worst workers are always the best rioters. If the rioters worked as hard as they bitched and complained Greece would have no problems!
     
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    That's easy - they have so much more time to practice compared to those of us who actually do productive work.
     
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