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    Tsipras is an incompetent and has already embraced the sweet embrace of comrade Putin.

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    Itīs kind of sad that so many newspapers and so called journalists canīt tell the difference between the Eurozone and the European Union.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joekido the Second View Post
    http://rightwingnews.com/top-news/fo...r-and-dignity/

    I apologize if this site is not credible, I found it pretty interesting that a black person is defending the Confederate flag. Does anyone here agrees that the flag should stay? I do.
    Obviously a piece of crap website, but I honestly don't know.

    Kanye West defended wearing the confederate flag as some point, I have cousins who live in Houston who have it decorated on their cars. Rappers like Yelawolf, Pastor Troy, Lil Jon, Lil Wayne and Andre 3000 have worn it on album covers and in music videos. There are obviously black people who don't care about the confederate flag in the south. But people who want to keep it up only want to do so in order to have something to complain about. The confederate flag isn't a symbol of southern heritage. It isn't even comparable to the situation with the swastiska, it's just a symbol that was created when one piece of our nation thought that owning people and treating them like farm equipment was a good idea and the other part didn't think so.

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    And on the issue of Greece falling into mother Russia's arm, I found this is pretty old article but I thought it was very interesting nonetheless:


    http://www.themoscowtimes.com/opinio...ia/519090.html

    Russia has to be one of the most bizarre nations in the world. How is it even possible in this day and age to find any form of defense for Stalin, anywhere even in Russia? I can't imagine Stalinism falling in line with Putin's politics in anyway whatsoever, they are basically the opposite of one another. I can imagine the headache for poor american conservatives who love the idea of a powerful, militarychavunistic, homophobic oligarchy, but now it doesn't just have the heritage of communism and happen to be Russia, it also is inhabited by a large amount of people who admire socialist dictators.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceCowboy View Post
    Itīs kind of sad that so many newspapers and so called journalists canīt tell the difference between the Eurozone and the European Union.
    Well, to be fair if Greece loses the Euro they might also get the boot from the EU. Some people just put the 2 together for simplicity sake, like hey overall Greece might lose its position in the EU....or they just can't differentiate between the two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outerspec View Post
    On the other hand, the loss of Greece might not be that disastrous for the other 18 countries in the Eurozone.
    Losing Greece would be more a problem for the precedent it sets for the Eurozone than it would for the actual loss of Greeze.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outerspec View Post
    Well, to be fair if Greece loses the Euro they might also get the boot from the EU. Some people just put the 2 together for simplicity sake, like hey overall Greece might lose its position in the EU....or they just can't differentiate between the two.
    Funnily enough, the Eurozone apparently can kick Greece out of it, but the Union canīt.
    The Article in the treaty makes it so that the impulse for that process must be done by the country that wants to leave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpaceCowboy View Post
    Funnily enough, the Eurozone apparently can kick Greece out of it, but the Union canīt.
    The Article in the treaty makes it so that the impulse for that process must be done by the country that wants to leave.
    Kicking Greece out would ruin the very reason why the European Union exist anyway. I believe there has to be some way to help Greece.
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    The EU wanted Greece so bad, looking away on their antics, doing nothing all these years. Now they have to pull through, imho, meaning hold them in, because infact it is possible. Of course, you have to look strong, considering a few other members with financial problems...
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    Found an article about Grece and some of the reasons that it is suffering like this, but it was in spanish, so this instead:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ndex-austerity

    Basicaly, Greece even though was in crisis for a while, it refused to reduce public expending, and had very generous pockets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxterdexter View Post
    Found an article about Grece and some of the reasons that it is suffering like this, but it was in spanish, so this instead:

    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...ndex-austerity

    Basicaly, Greece even though was in crisis for a while, it refused to reduce public expending, and had very generous pockets.
    You can still post the Spanish link. Some of us might find it useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maxterdexter View Post
    Basicaly, Greece even though was in crisis for a while, it refused to reduce public expending, and had very generous pockets.
    lol ok what? They (along with Spain and all of them) were all forced to make such cuts. Extreme cuts that have basically made the crisis even worse on the populations.
    Greece was an insanely filthy place when I visited, but who really needs efficient sanitation systems? Cut cut cut. There's nowhere else to get money in a country but things that leave infrastructure in crap and hurt poorer people. No other place.

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    Athens has always been filthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiolino View Post
    Athens has always been filthy.
    I was in Thessaloniki. Chrissie had stayed there many times when she was in college (has an uncle/aunt/cousins there), and could affirm that the trashy state of things was modern.
    I wasn't expecting some level of Iceland/Boston/Stamford cleanliness anymore then I expect New York to be spitshine (or Istanbul for that matter which was pretty damn clean for a place that still had some shantytown areas in the outskirts).
    But it was very obvious that something was wrong, and the government cutting certain things explains that.

    I think the negative reputation of Athens you're thinking of is that it's always been a massive mess of urban planning and sprawl.
    People have a real easy time forgetting that Greece's cities were built up very recently and by a poor country. I think people just assume the cities there will look like northern/central Italy. Places built up by rich merchant statelets in the friggin' renaissance (Greece did not undergo the renaissance or Early Modern architectural development). And Athens only got blown up into a major city when Greece got independence, based pretty entirely on...

    1. Ancient fame.
    2. The Greeks not having their more recent and more notably major city Constantinople.

    Greece is a Balkan country that got extremely lucky to be ignored by Stalin and also have it's Communist rebels crushed after WW2.
    People just go "Oh but it's greece with the democracy and the vases and the philsophy why isn't it Singapore?", while also going "Well I hope Bulgaria gets better, they've had a rough time of it historically. Tough neighborhood, Ottoman and Soviet hegemony, brutal warfare and population changes...makes sense they're poor."
    Minus the Soviets Greece is in the exact same boat, and had they the Soviets they would be in the same state of things as those countries.

    So of course Athens is a mess. But unclean? That's new as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kaiolino View Post
    Athens has always been filthy.
    It was waaaay better when I visited it at 15 years old with the school. It was so much cleaner and safer, that the teachers let us roam the city on our own. It's a shame what has happened to Athens within 11 years... Thessaloniki is much better off even now but still it broke my heart to see the state of the city when Zeph and I went together. The little surrounding towns were still ok and clean but the city itself depressed me what with stores I visited mere 3 years ago, shut down right and left and pedestrian paths I walked on with my cousins, blocked off with piles of trash. It sucks.
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    Not to take away from a good conversation about Athens but OH. DEAR. GOD.


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    3,486 likes and 6,143 dislikes

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    News from Brazil

    The law that reduces the legal age in Brazil is being judged, this is the first trial, if it is denied, it will be archived, if approved, it will still have to go through various trials.


    Dilma is the US, with Obama, making a deal to prevent the deforestation of the Amazon.


    And former President Lula can still be arrested.
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    http://news.yahoo.com/death-maryland...212805331.html

    Okay, this is downright creepy. I got chills just reading about it.
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    Someone married their stepmom and then got murdered?
    Sounds like he used a monkey paw to make a porno story come true.
    Then the curse of the paw eventually killed him.

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    Just an update before I go to sleep:
    The PEC 171, which reduces the legal age of 18 to 16, did not get the necessary votes to be approved at the meeting in the House of Representatives. The original text of the proposal will still be voted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogues' Gallery View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/death-maryland...212805331.html

    Okay, this is downright creepy. I got chills just reading about it.
    Sounds like the backstory of an horror movie.



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