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Greece protests over government plans to sell off historic national buildings
The Guardian UK ^ | March 16, 2014 | Helena Smith

Posted on 03/17/2014 10:44:52 AM PDT by opentalk

Greece's cultural gems have become the focus of renewed protest on the streets of Athens following the cash-strapped government's announcement of plans to include prime properties around the Acropolis, and other landmark buildings, in its privatisation programme.

Furious opponents marched through the city centre at the weekend to denounce the "illegal sale" of the country's heritage. More than four years into debt-stricken Greece's prolonged economic crisis, many described the step as the height of humiliation for a nation already hit by excoriating austerity and record levels of poverty and unemployment.

... Greece's privatization programme has been problem-plagued from the day bankrupt Athens became the ward of the EU, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund in May 2010

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: balancethebudget; eu; europeanunion; greece; greeceresources; imf; imfdebtslaves; nato

1 posted on 03/17/2014 10:44:52 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: opentalk

I can only look forward to the day of the federal govt shedding and selling off some “historic” landmark buildings in DC. Here, I’m thinking of the home of the Dept of Education (NOT), Dept of Energy (NOT), EPA... most of all, the IRS.


2 posted on 03/17/2014 10:54:05 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: C210N

Dream on——LOL!


3 posted on 03/17/2014 10:56:13 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Pleasant Dreams is all I got these days, as opposed to terrifying nightmares.


4 posted on 03/17/2014 11:00:13 AM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: opentalk

Just watch — the USA will do this, too.


5 posted on 03/17/2014 11:07:48 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

It will have to.

It was done before, beginning in the 1780s to pay revolutionary war debt.

The problem is land sales, say of uncle sugar’s enormous holdings in the west, will be for current operations and not to permanently retire debt. Wouldn’t China love to have tens of millions of acres within its enemy’s borders?


6 posted on 03/17/2014 11:17:51 AM PDT by Jacquerie (Obama has established executive branch precedents that no election can reverse. Article V.)
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To: opentalk

I don’t know who to feel LESS sympathy for here. The lazy, entitled moochers who thought that the world should lend them money to support their transfer payment Ponzi scheme without any expectation of repayment, or the idiot banks who actually loaned this basket case of a country money. I wouldn’t buy anything in this God Forsaken country for any price given that once you own it, this Communist mob will target you next.


7 posted on 03/17/2014 11:26:21 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: C210N

Or all of those natural resources that we are not using because of the EPA.


8 posted on 03/17/2014 12:06:46 PM PDT by dhs12345
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To: opentalk

Greece will be a Russian colony before too long.


9 posted on 03/17/2014 12:07:57 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: opentalk

I was thinking about the Parthenon, but it needs a new roof.


10 posted on 03/17/2014 12:11:22 PM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: opentalk

Dibs on the Parthenon. I’m thinking “drive-thru liquor store” here. Maybe put a Mickey D’s at the end.


11 posted on 03/17/2014 12:14:11 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: opentalk

10 years from now they will get a different government and nationalize all foreign owned property.


12 posted on 03/17/2014 12:24:37 PM PDT by MCF
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To: dhs12345
Or all of those natural resources that we are not using because of the EPA.

Can't we just sell off our gold instead? Must have plenty of that at Fort Knox... right? Right? RIGHT????

13 posted on 03/17/2014 1:43:03 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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Lol. Not by the time that happens. The gold will have been moved to the private bank accounts and secret stashes of our overlords. Who knows, maybe it has already happened as you suggest.
14 posted on 03/17/2014 1:54:10 PM PDT by dhs12345
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Thanks opentalk.


15 posted on 03/17/2014 5:46:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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