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Posted on 06/13/2012 8:07:01 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Greeks are pulling cash out of banks, stocking up on food in panic ahead of make-or-break election Sunday
Dina Kyriakidou and George Georgiopoulos, Reuters Jun 13, 2012 8:41 AM ET
ATHENS Greeks pulled their cash out of the banks and stocked up with food ahead of a cliffhanger election on Sunday that many fear will result in the country being forced out of the euro.
Bankers said up to 800 million euros (US$1 billion) were leaving major banks daily and retailers said some of the money was being used to buy pasta and canned goods, as fears of returning to the drachma were fanned by rumours that a radical leftist leader may win the election.
The last published opinion polls showed the conservative New Democracy party, which backs the 130 billion euro ($160 billion) bailout that is keeping Greece afloat, running neck and neck with the leftist SYRIZA party, which wants to cancel the rescue deal.
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Sure this isn’t about the Obozo campaign?
Pray for America
I keep wondering what, if anything, will lead to this:
Could it be Greece? Italy?
Coming to a country near you very shortly!
I won’t be surprised if there’s a halt to ATM withdrawals before this day is out. And not just in Greece.
Kevin Costner just found his next investment.
Pulling out almost 1 billion $ a day?!
In all seriousness, this is series!
the sky is falling the sky is falling
Could massive inflation be next?
“Greeks are pulling cash out of banks, stocking up on food”
So are we.
—the sky is falling the sky is falling—
Ever see the opening scenes of The Pianist? Sometimes the sky really IS falling. And there is a LOT more evil in the world than there was back on September 1st, 1939.
Glenn Beck cutting an “Invest in Spaghetti-O’s” ad in 3......2.......1.......
..."My parents were in Greece for 2.5 weeks for my grandfathers 1-year memorial.
To get to the village, they landed in Athens and drove north west across the center of Greece to the town of Lefkada, also the name of the island. From there they drove to the town of Nydri and took a ferry to the island of Meganisi.
Dad said the people in Athens are hungry looking. The traffic at the international airport was basically non-existent. In his own words, you could roll a bowling ball down the middle of the concourse and not hit anyone.
The commercial districts of Lefkas and Nidri were dead. People are digging through trash cans to find food. A cousin of his has had his salary cut from 1500 euros/ month to 800 euros per month. ..."
The only scene I remember from that sick movie is the piano in the ocean. I thought the movie was bad.
Looks like someone has been reading your threads.
SYRIZA understands that they have EUROPE over a barrel, not the other way around. And they are appealling to the people who are demanding the FREE CHEESE the Socialists have been promising for generations, in return for votes.
If Greece leaves the Euro, the ‘Dream’ of a United Europe if finished. They’ll be forced to boot Spain next, then it’s all over.