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Photos Of The Giant Protests Rocking Greece And Spain (Coming soon to America)
Business Insider ^ | 09/26/2012 | Mamta Badkar

Posted on 09/26/2012 6:27:24 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Discontent in Spain and Greece is rising.

Greece's two largest labor unions went on strike today, disrupting flight and train services and forcing hospitals to depend on emergency staff.

This is the first general strike in Greece since the coalition government came to power.

Markets are selling off across Europe. Spain is down 3 percent, and yields on the Spanish 10-year surged this morning.

Protestors gathering around the Greek Parliament in Athens, throwing Molotov cocktails at the riot police but have been pushed out of the main square now, according to BBC.

Meanwhile, Spain which saw massive anti-austerity protests yesterday, also saw demonstrators take to the streets on Wednesday. We will be updating this feature through the day.

CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE PHOTOS.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: eu; greece; protests; spain
THE EU IS RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS...

WATCH A PREVIEW OF WHAT IS COMING TO AMERICA IN AN OBAMA SECOND TERM...

1 posted on 09/26/2012 6:27:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
the EU has two options -- kick out Greece or not.

Spain's govt is reforming -- they have a lot to clean-up but they are sincere and they were not dishonest before the mess, unlike the Greek govt

2 posted on 09/26/2012 6:29:53 AM PDT by Cronos (**Marriage is about commitment, cohabitation is about convenience.**)
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To: SeekAndFind
All started with the 'I Want My MTV' generation.

I, Me, My and Mine.

Sounds like an Obama speech, doesn't it?

3 posted on 09/26/2012 6:33:38 AM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: arkady_renko
All started with the 'I Want My MTV' generation.

Sadly no. It started in this country with Woodrow Wilson, built up heavy steam under FDR, and then exploded with LBJ.

When it came to buying into the idea of a free lunch, no voters were more enthusiastic than those of the 1930-70s. Obama has attempted to build a fourth story on the house of socialism, but the capitalist foundation is crumbling under the weight.

4 posted on 09/26/2012 6:42:48 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Only what will be seen here will be several orders of magnitude greater. We will see destruction just for destruction’s sake, the cities will burn for weeks and I think they will be abandoned by the “authorities” and just left to burn themselves out in an orgy of destruction.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 6:44:02 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: SeekAndFind

Athens Riot Rage - Protesters Throw Firebombs, Police Shoot Tear Gas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YA9Z1sT596c

Muslims in Greece tear-gassed in Mohammed film & cartoon protest
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y91a7-lEigk

Meanwhile, there are also protests in Spain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8U3L8WKBPKQ


6 posted on 09/26/2012 6:49:05 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Charlie Daniels - Payback Time http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWwTJj_nosI)
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To: SeekAndFind

Dirty little secret is....one of the things they are protesting is HUGE tax increases (50% hike in income taxes, sales tax nearly tripled to 21%).

Combined with cuts to popular programs and bailouts for Eeeeeevil Wealthy Bankers, the situation is indeed explosive.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 6:54:22 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: All

Honestly, the picture of the police officer on fire makes me wonder. At what point do you take the gloves off? Once the protesters start throwing fire bombs, deadly force should be authorized.

This isn’t a right or left thing, either. I have no illusions that when the time comes, patriots are going to attack government forces, and deaths will occur. The point is, you don’t escalate the violence like that, then not expect treatment in kind. The fact that Greek police, or any police under that kind of attack don’t start shooting shows great restraint on their part.


8 posted on 09/26/2012 6:54:43 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Moochers all in one place....


9 posted on 09/26/2012 6:57:40 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: arkady_renko

RE: Sounds like an Obama speech, doesn’t it?

Don’t Spain and Greece have someone to take care of their “Julia’s” ?


10 posted on 09/26/2012 6:59:37 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: Turbo Pig
Honestly, the picture of the police officer on fire makes me wonder. At what point do you take the gloves off? Once the protesters start throwing fire bombs, deadly force should be authorized.

I think the Rodney King riots are a more realistic representation of what would happen. Under-reported, but very well remembered locally, were private businesses protecting their property from looters. Safe zones were created as business owners put riflemen atop their businesses, and the looters decided to head towards easier targets.

Police protection was..non-existent. Emergency services, including firefighters, outright stated where people could go to meet up with them, but that they weren't entering any of the uncontrolled areas.

Will that happen again? I'm sure it will. I think it will be less 'patriots vs authority' and more 'citizens restoring authority' when the SHTF.

11 posted on 09/26/2012 7:02:27 AM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch
Moochers all in one place....







12 posted on 09/26/2012 7:04:25 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: kingu
Police protection was..non-existent. Emergency services, including firefighters, outright stated where people could go to meet up with them, but that they weren't entering any of the uncontrolled areas.

America is not like Spain or Greece, we still have the Second Amendment. They don't.

This is what businesses need to do when a Rodney King-like riot re-occurs ( HINT: LEARN FROM THE KOREANS ):











13 posted on 09/26/2012 7:14:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind (bOTRT)
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To: The Working Man
"I think they will be abandoned by the “authorities” and just left to burn themselves out in an orgy of destruction."

Sadly, you are correct. My contacts within the local law enforcement community say that's precisely how they intend to respond. They know full well they will never have the means to quell full-blown urban uprising, and have no intention of risking officers lives attempting to do so. Cordon off the affected area. Nobody in. Nobody out. Stand back. Let all within burn itself out. God help those innocents trapped within the cordoned area.
14 posted on 09/26/2012 7:25:34 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: SeekAndFind

“(Coming soon to America)”

Hussein didn’t order all that ammo for nothin’. He intends on using it against citizens that might protest his policies.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 7:36:26 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: SeekAndFind

They don’t want to give up the “free” handouts from the government. Even if their demands destroy their country.

Following right along in the communist playbook. Stir up civil unrest leading to a breakdown of the civil order. Rush in during the confusion and lack of control and set up a communist government.
communists know how to play their game. The rest of the people are profoundly ignorant of what’s happening, and walk around like cowering sheep, ready and eager to bow down in submission.

Happening here.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 7:37:57 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Communism didn't disappear. It just took the name "liberalism.")
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To: SeekAndFind; All

interesting media coverage.

again the Greek protests are all in syntagma (constitution square). Again they gloss over the fact that there were two protests. An early march and a second where out of country anarcists come in and go violent.

What you saw in the first pricture is pretty much it. We had more people at a chick-fil-a rally.

BTW all the pictures were from the same vantage point on top of a hotel. Room service, Reporting, and an all expense paid vacation to Greece.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 7:45:35 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: SeekAndFind

You say you want a revolution...


18 posted on 09/26/2012 7:55:53 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: kingu

Point well taken; something that may become very pertinet in the not so distant future. Upon reflection, I could have more concisely stated my thought as such:

“Whether I am fighting for the forces of good, or propping up an evil empire, if I am a cop, and you throw a fire bomb at me, never mind actually setting me on fire, my first reaction is going to be to shoot you and all your friends that are standing next to you.”

Again, much restraint on their part.


19 posted on 09/26/2012 8:10:29 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: Cronos; All
A very European break-up...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5FT47kLZfs

20 posted on 09/26/2012 8:12:20 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: SampleMan

Just about as clear an explanation as one could hope for. Clear and correct.

I had a terrible dream last night. obastards election led to rising taxes to stagnation of the economy to starvation to riots to a muslim invasion and that led to slavery and genocide by ignorant muslim fanatics. The end did not come quickly. muzzie adolescents would mow down hundreds and laugh maniacally.

obastard cordoned off the whit hut and never said a word.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 8:20:06 AM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder which Dem-run city our riots will start in?

SF?
Chicago?
Milwaukee?


22 posted on 09/26/2012 8:27:30 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SeekAndFind

Liberals everywhere will not learn from this. Not there. Not here.

Are they congenital idiots? No. They don’t want to know. Their wills are weak.

So what we have is, at bottom, a spiritual crisis.


23 posted on 09/26/2012 8:34:36 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Turbo Pig
You're wrong Turbo - it IS a left and right ‘thing’.

The left in Spain and Greece pushed for ‘redistribution’ even after they had run out of other people's money. Now 'the dependent ones' are pissed - they're the recipients of State sponsored theft of others money and labor. And they're not happy. There, like here, the dependent ones are the violent.

In our country the Occupy types are violent, the Tea Party types are NOT. It's not the same... I have no idea how you can say that - or think it.

24 posted on 09/26/2012 8:45:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: longtermmemmory

Glad to see the observation. Do have to wonder about a lot of protests: ok, so it’s pretty intense there, but how far does the action & sentiment really spread? Once about a mile from protest “ground zero”, does anyone care? is there any effect? Having all the photos either concentrated on dramatic individual shots, or cropped to the same large-but-limited mob area, the impression of “pervasive” is obvious but the reality isn’t.

Remember someone doing an analysis of a really dramatic “went viral” news photo of a protest, which worked thru the full sequence of pictures actually taken. The up-close image inspired a sense of “the city is outraged”, when it really was about a half-dozen idiots amid an otherwise disinterested normal busy day. Someone here will remember the keywords to search on...


25 posted on 09/26/2012 9:10:03 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Turbo Pig

“Honestly, the picture of the police officer on fire makes me wonder. At what point do you take the gloves off? Once the protesters start throwing fire bombs, deadly force should be authorized.”

Will you be advocating as much when the Obama civilian security forces attack Tea Party demonstrators here in the USA?

If things get THAT BAD here, it’s more likely to happen here, as Americans are armed and within many there remains the “fighting spirit” of the American Revolutionaries and even the soldiers of the old South....


26 posted on 09/26/2012 10:00:01 AM PDT by Road Glide
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To: SeekAndFind

Why do u think many U.S departments are stocking up on firepower?

They know what many of us already know. The collapse is coming to
America, bring chaos as well


27 posted on 09/26/2012 10:20:29 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: The Working Man

We will see destruction just for destruction’s sake, the cities will burn for weeks and I think they will be abandoned by the “authorities” and just left to burn themselves out in an orgy of destruction.<<

AND YOU’LL SEE THOSE ONES WHO BURNED THE CITIES DEMANDING REPARATIONS!!


28 posted on 09/26/2012 10:32:44 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Road Glide

Starting a fight is much different from finishing it.


29 posted on 09/26/2012 11:11:37 AM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com)
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To: Road Glide; GOPJ
Will you be advocating as much when the Obama civilian security forces attack Tea Party demonstrators here in the USA?

You missed my follow up, more clearly stating my thoughts on the matter. Go check out post 19, for clarification on what I was talking about.

30 posted on 09/26/2012 11:28:19 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: SeekAndFind; sickoflibs

That’s so funny seek - I hope it’s also a stand along post...


31 posted on 09/26/2012 4:32:12 PM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: SeekAndFind
WATCH A PREVIEW OF WHAT IS COMING TO AMERICA IN AN OBAMA SECOND TERM...

The thought occurs: could Obama's reelection turn out to be a good thing for us? I'm talking about the possibility of Texas, Arizona, and other states forming an "Autonomous Region" and declaring this new area independent. Within five years that region could be the most prosperous country in the world.

The Dems may be in a rhetorical corner on this-- having supported "self determination" for other areas around the globe.

There would be differences between this movement and the Civil War: Obama is no Lincoln , there won't be any Grants or Shermans, and most important, they'll have no constitution to appeal to.

32 posted on 09/26/2012 6:49:03 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: tsomer
Texas has more people on Medicaid than Iowa, Arkansas, or Mississippi have people. Where will they ship all those folks to?
33 posted on 09/26/2012 6:50:49 PM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: nascarnation
Medicaid than Iowa, Arkansas, or Mississippi have people. Where will they ship all those folks to?

Well, I guess I didn't think this through too well.

But the question is, is Texas getting a return comparable to the money it's sending to Washington?

I suspect illegal immigration has produced this problem, and Washington refuses to do anything about that.

The breakaway states could not abandon inherited obligations, but they would have more latitude in adjusting them in the long term.

I propose this mainly as a threat to counter the implied threats of rioting in the streets made by dims and media. They assume we'll remain compliant. This is a credible option that may force them to reconsider.

34 posted on 09/27/2012 8:21:49 AM PDT by tsomer
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