View Full Version : Anyone from Greece? What is going on over there?

05-07-2010, 05:23 PM

riots and all, are the reports overblown? I read that the austerity measures were harsh but... is that not better than collapse due to being bankruptcy and being able to pay out almost nothing?

05-07-2010, 06:08 PM
Wake up call from living the dream.

05-07-2010, 06:21 PM
You might want to ask him (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2010/may/06/greece-protest).

05-08-2010, 10:11 AM
...or her.

To paraphrase Margaret Thatcher, “the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

05-10-2010, 03:04 PM
A suggestion for Greece...get rid of socialized healthcare. (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/01/business/global/01euro.html?src=mv)

Oh my.

05-21-2010, 11:32 PM
"As lazy, feckless, corrupt and violent as Greece undoubtedly is, it’s not that untypical" (http://www2.macleans.ca/2010/05/20/not-just-their-big-fat-greek-funeral/)

From the Times of London: “The President of Greece warned last night that his country stood on the brink of the abyss after three people were killed when an anti-government mob set fire to the Athens bank where they worked.”

Almost right. They were not an “anti-government” mob, but a government mob, a mob comprised largely of civil servants.