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Germans warns Greece: no cuts, no aid
Reuters ^ | May 8, 2012 | Andreas Rinke and Noah Barkin

Posted on 05/08/2012 8:35:53 AM PDT by Milagros

Leading German politicians warned Greece on Tuesday that the country would not receive a cent more aid unless it fulfills all the conditions of its international bailout.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mybigfatgreekbailout
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1 posted on 05/08/2012 8:35:58 AM PDT by Milagros
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To: Milagros

With the last round of elections the EU has sealed its fate IMHO, the second the new leaders start changing the rules is the second Germany will tell them to stick it where the sun don’t shine.


2 posted on 05/08/2012 8:40:04 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Milagros

Let Germany and Greece meet on the battlefield.......of Brussels!


3 posted on 05/08/2012 8:41:53 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Milagros

popcorn...


4 posted on 05/08/2012 8:42:02 AM PDT by Principled
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To: Abathar

If I were a German voter I would be demanding that the EU periphery already be told to stuff it.


5 posted on 05/08/2012 8:43:19 AM PDT by drbuzzard (different league)
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To: Milagros

Springtime for Merkel and Germany
Winter for Greece and France


6 posted on 05/08/2012 8:44:46 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Milagros
"Oooh, the Germans!"
7 posted on 05/08/2012 8:45:40 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Don’t Mention the War.


8 posted on 05/08/2012 8:46:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Milagros

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dqzrofdwi-g&feature=related


9 posted on 05/08/2012 8:52:04 AM PDT by Toddsterpatriot (Math is hard. Harder if you're stupid.)
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To: Milagros

Hopefully Merkel won’t cave...Germany is the most successful country in Europe - even being devastated by a Dictator and losing a huge war did not destroy their work ethic ‘gene’- they work hard for their Socialist entitlements, they understand that only the people, not the government, can provide those handouts. Spaniards and Greeks are of a different disposition - 80% of them don’t mind being poor as long as the government takes care of them.....they don’t understand what the Germans do nor do they enjoy hard work.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 8:53:54 AM PDT by yoe
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To: Milagros

No more “German Grease” to “Grease” the skids of the politicians in Greece.....


11 posted on 05/08/2012 8:55:06 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: dfwgator
Springtime for Merkel and Germany Winter for Greece and France

..and Spain/Portugal.

Springtime for Merkel and Germany | The National

8 Eurozone countries are now in recession." Apr. 30, 2012

12 posted on 05/08/2012 8:55:40 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Milagros
“Germans warns Greece: no cuts, no aid”

Equivalent Statement

“Chinese warns US: no cuts, no aid”

13 posted on 05/08/2012 8:58:48 AM PDT by tobyhill (Conservatives are proud of themselves, Liberals lie about themselves)
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To: Milagros

The results of this election might have a silver lining. If Greece follows through with breaking the agreement and Germany stands firm, then having Greece flushed down the toilet may get the attention of the rest of the continent. This might far better than having a couple of free-loaders dragging down the rest of the economies for years.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 9:00:50 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Milagros

Anybody with a wit of common sense knew Greece had to be kicked out of the Eurozone back in 2008. Instead, the idiots in Brussels decided to drag this process out for 4 years and cause the contagion to spread.

The bad thing is that our own politicians are barely less stupid than they are.


15 posted on 05/08/2012 9:00:56 AM PDT by Shadow44
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To: yoe

Considering the election results this past weekend, I suppose you can add France to that list of countries on their way down the crapper.

(Although Spain may be forgiven a bit because of the gross failure of the government’s infatuation with AGW/Green.)


16 posted on 05/08/2012 9:01:36 AM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((255 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: Milagros

“Germans warns Greece”


Nice grammar, Reuters.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 9:02:33 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: tobyhill
“Chinese warns US: no cuts, no aid”

“Chinese warns US: no military/nuclear/naval/satellite cuts, no aid”

Seems more likely since ODrama sold us to them.

18 posted on 05/08/2012 9:03:00 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Milagros

Is Germany bluffing?


19 posted on 05/08/2012 9:07:40 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Romney is a liberal. Just watch him closely try to screw us.)
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To: yoe
Reading: “The Arms of Krupp” is the full education on Germany and Germans.

Subsequent to defeat, factory workers stashed their tools and dyes. Everything was taken down every two weeks... cleaned, oiled and returned to storage. It was all ready to use when needed.

20 posted on 05/08/2012 9:10:28 AM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: AuH2ORepublican

Yes, I was wondering what happened to the replacing the letter S for the Y...
The terrible spelling is still up there: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/05/08/us-europe-elections-germany-idUSBRE8470QQ20120508


21 posted on 05/08/2012 9:12:15 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: theDentist
>“Chinese warns US: no cuts, no aid”

>>“Chinese warns US: no military/nuclear/naval/satellite cuts, no aid”

>>>Seems more likely since ODrama sold us to them.

Proverbs 22:7 "... the borrower is the slave of the lender."

22 posted on 05/08/2012 9:17:45 AM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: Shadow44

no the USA has politicians who are much better liars.


23 posted on 05/08/2012 9:19:07 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: tobyhill

24 posted on 05/08/2012 9:19:11 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: Shadow44

France and Germany have wanted a United States of Europe for 200 years. Now they have it, and have discovered the rest of the states only want their money.

The Franco/Prussians will not go quietly.


25 posted on 05/08/2012 9:19:58 AM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: drbuzzard

Why bother with the euro? for any other country it is a leash not a unity.


26 posted on 05/08/2012 9:22:38 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

How dare those hard-working Gremans to threaten to cut off the retiring-at-50 Greeks. The Greeks deserve to sit on their asses and sip coffee at outdoor cafes, don’t they? It is only fair.


27 posted on 05/08/2012 9:27:24 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: hal ogen

the euro as a currency should end. It eliminates all this united europe central bank nonsense.


28 posted on 05/08/2012 9:29:15 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: the_Watchman
If Greece follows through with breaking the agreement and Germany stands firm, then having Greece flushed down the toilet may...

The problem is that when Greece gets flushed it takes hundres of billions with it.

But, it needs to happen because it is going to happen and the longer we put it off the more painful it becomes.

29 posted on 05/08/2012 9:30:01 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The United States of America, a banana republic since 1913)
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To: drbuzzard
If I were a German voter I would be demanding that the EU periphery already be told to stuff it.
Actually, German voters do demand that; the problem is, all parties support the bailouts, the Euro, and the EU. There is nobody else to vote for, except some unknown 2% parties that are not even members of parliament.
30 posted on 05/08/2012 9:31:14 AM PDT by cartan
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To: Paladin2

Best case scenerio would be for Greece, France, and Spain to carpetbomb the hell out of Germany, then go bankrupt. Need to show socialism doesn’t work, yet also need to put down the erman threat before it continues to gain steam and we have to cross the English Channel with the UK again.


31 posted on 05/08/2012 9:41:46 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Milagros

Good. Germany sticking to their guns. Pun intended.


32 posted on 05/08/2012 9:44:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: sickoflibs

Of course they are bluffing. They will continue to bail out Greece with more and more unfavorable terms until Greece becomes a Southern Province of Germany on the Mediterraean. That has been the plan all along and it is all Germany has every wanted since before the days of Alaric and Attila the Hun.


33 posted on 05/08/2012 9:45:22 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

I agree with the Germans in this case.


34 posted on 05/08/2012 9:48:30 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Milagros

Germany is showing who is the BOSS.


35 posted on 05/08/2012 9:51:48 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: wolfman23601

I think this time the brits will side with the germans....


36 posted on 05/08/2012 9:59:51 AM PDT by joe fonebone (If you vote for the lesser of two evils, you are still voting for evil.)
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To: Milagros

So the Germans will starve the Greeks. Won’t be the first time.


37 posted on 05/08/2012 10:06:43 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: cartan

And who does that sound like? Perhaps the 2012 election here?


38 posted on 05/08/2012 10:07:09 AM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: tobyhill

Wrong. China and the US do not share a currency.


39 posted on 05/08/2012 10:09:22 AM PDT by Publius Valerius
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To: Milagros

That’s OK.....France will send them some warm baguettes and snails.


40 posted on 05/08/2012 10:13:04 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: wolfman23601

No one who speaks German could be an evil man.


41 posted on 05/08/2012 10:17:24 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: joe fonebone

I don’t think so. The Germans are already trying to dictate to the Brits, ostricize them in their EU elite conferences, and have threatened them should they hold an EU referndum. I alo agree with the Germans against Greece in principle, but I am not willing to hand over their sovereignty either.


42 posted on 05/08/2012 10:30:21 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: Wolfie
mans will starve the Greeks. Won’t be the first time.

You got that right.

43 posted on 05/08/2012 10:36:50 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Milagros; AuH2ORepublican; GeronL; BillyBoy; Cincinna; fieldmarshaldj; Clintonfatigued; ...

There could be another election in Greece if no one is able to form a government.

Some new “anti-austerity conservative” party helped prevent the main conservative party from winning a majority.


44 posted on 05/08/2012 11:10:41 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: wolfman23601

“...yet also need to put down the (G)erman threat before it continues to gain steam...”

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So this omnipresent “German threat”, is it genetic? Racial?


45 posted on 05/08/2012 11:14:56 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: EyeGuy

It could be genetic. It has reared its head at least every other generation since about 250AD...


46 posted on 05/08/2012 11:18:22 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: wolfman23601

“It could be genetic. It has reared its head at least every other generation since about 250AD...”

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Ridiculous assertion.

Germans are fair game though, right?


47 posted on 05/08/2012 11:38:24 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Non-Holder person.)
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To: Unrepentant VN Vet

“Although Spain may be forgiven a bit because of the gross failure of the government’s infatuation with AGW/Green.”

Each of the countries’ politicians create their own excuses for their problems. Spanish and Portuguese may blame environmental/energy programs, Greek blames austerity/Germany, Franch blames the bankers or immigrants, American blames Wall Street, etc. In the checkbook, it doesn’t matter what they spent the money on. It only matters how much is owed relative to receipts. The voters in each country will vote more more debt because in each country the voters don’t connect public debt with personal responsibility. Of course, in the US the people getting the handouts don’t pay taxes in proportion to the handouts. In Greece and other countries, the consequence is unemployment, fewer handouts, and eventually lower purchasing power. However, until the individual voter can actually feel the pain, he or she will vote for more socialist handouts—vote till it hurts.

My summary of the recent French and Greek elections is simply, “vote till it hurts”.


48 posted on 05/08/2012 11:46:02 AM PDT by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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To: iacovatx

That depends entirely on WHO is going to do the hurting....

And I have exactly zero confidence in the bums we’ve got running things in DC right now, since if somebody gets the notion that they could prop up the existing scam at least until November or coax another demographic to vote for ‘em, they’re likely to throw another ten-to-the-twelfth dollars at that problem.

Neither I nor my unborn great-grandkids can afford this crap, and I’m just about to go to war about it.


49 posted on 05/08/2012 12:13:40 PM PDT by Unrepentant VN Vet ((255 and a wakeup) Truth, I know, always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition.)
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To: RoadGumby
And who does that sound like? Perhaps the 2012 election here?
Looks like the RINO problem is global.
50 posted on 05/08/2012 1:02:42 PM PDT by cartan
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