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[KR779] Keiser Report: Greece pivoting from debt slavery | Max Keiser

video pulled?

I believe at max suggested that syriza was not bargaining in good faith but just gaming to prolong the negotiations

The Elite's who need these bad bets covered

my understanding it's already been shifted to the public for the most part

interesting that the anarchists were attacking reporters or anyone with a camera

It does not feel spontaneous

The Greek Exodus in One Chart - Visual Capitalist

There is a blame game perpetuating itself through the media. Some people say the Greeks had it coming by taking advantage of easy credit, spending money frivolously (for example: 16.2% of GDP spending is on pensions, the highest in the euro zone), and then electing Syriza, an extremist government. The opposing side says that the intense standoff is the fault of the so-called troika, made up of the IMF, ECB, and Eurogroup. Recently, it’s becoming clear that even the troika acknowledges that Greece needs further debt relief, yet this was never offered up in negotiations. The IMF has now flat out said that the proposed additional austerity measures would leave Greece still with unsustainable debt.
While both sides are likely warranted some blame, what is clear is that the Greek people have seen the writing on the wall for some time. Today’s chart shows the Greek exodus, as capital and people flee the sinking Greek economic ship in unprecedented numbers.

had a nice lemming chicken tonight

During the 80’s a series of massacres were carried out at supermarkets in Brabant, Belgium. Masked men began strolling into markets and opening fire with machine guns, killing men, women and children. No one was spared. This led to a climate of terror. The purpose, according to a participant in the Italian arm of Gladio, was to create a “strategy of tension” by which the public would “turn to the state… to ask for greater security.” Leftists and communists were usually blamed for the attacks.
One of the men interviewed for the BBC claimed that his role in the Brabant massacres was reconnaissance. He was told to go to various supermarkets, take photos, prepare schematics and so forth. He had no idea to what end. But he was a patriot fighting the Godless communists so he did his duty. It was only when he read the newspapers that he realized he had unwittingly helped orchestrate a series of massacres. Despite pangs of conscience he didn’t speak out until after the operation was (partly) revealed in parliamentary investigations. Why didn’t he blow the whistle sooner? I think the answer is obvious: he had been made complicit in a terrible crime, and speaking out may well have landed him in the grave.

above link by dissident voice
conspiratorial mindset

Counter-Intelligence: Spying Deters Democracy | Dissident Voice

One could even argue that this lack of knowledge is itself an example of compartmentalization, with “ordinary people” being the single most compartmented group. Whenever someone argues in favour of an especially controversial “conspiracy theory” they are met with the cry that “everyone would have had to be in on it!” To borrow a term from psychology, we might call this naive realism or common sense realism. We regard our own day-to-day experiences as commensurate with those of people employed in the highly atypical world of the modern intelligence bureaucracy. What history actually shows is that there are, in fact, mechanisms of keeping individuals in the dark, even those who participate in an operation.

have a nice 4th all

Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they still think digital watches are a pretty neat idea."

Dont Panic!

The only thing curious is the timing of the announcement. Actually, there was no official announcement. Rather a statement by "bankers and businesspeople" who likely wish to influence the vote to yes.

This news could do it. However, haircuts will come either way.

Read more at Mish's Global Economic Trend Analysis

H'e got Carol Kings

**It's too late **linked

very nice flag

the metaphorical aspect ain't bad either

he creditors must be seen in the eyes of world and world public opinion as the fanatical guilty parties, and responsible for all damages. It is imperative that any further negotiations be conducted in this spirit. Countries outside of Europe must blame Merkel, Schaeuble, LaGarde, Juncker, and Draghi, and not Tsipras and Varoufakis, for any and all negative consequences for the world economy.

Economic Self-Defense and Development Program for Post-Austerity Greece « TARPLEY.net

from the fringe

I'm pretty sure I don't really understand what is going on with greece. I'm also pretty sure I know more about it than 98% of the people I know.

buy the Tesla

It helps my vicarious living index

As Garet Garrett, that Cassandra who warned us and was never even heard, prophesied in 1952:
“We have crossed the boundary that lies between Republic and Empire. If you ask when, the answer is that you cannot make a single stroke between day and night. The precise moment does not matter. There was no painted sign to say, ‘You now are entering Imperium.’ Yet it was a very old road and the voice of history was saying: ‘Whether you know it or not, the act of crossing may be irreversible.’ And now, not far ahead, is a sign that reads: ‘No U Turns.'”

Liberty, Sovereignty, and US Foreign Policy by Justin Raimondo -- Antiwar.com

Sunday’s Vote Will Determine Liberty Or Serfdom -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org

The fate of all Europeans and of Americans themselves will be settled on Sunday.

I like the way PCR has mastered the art of understatement

Clinton forwarded Blumenthal’s advice to Jake Sullivan, a close State Department aide. “Pls read below,” she wrote. “Sid makes a good case for what I should say, but it’s premised on being said after Q[addafi] goes, which will make it more dramatic. That’s my hesitancy, since I’m not sure how many chances I’ll get.”
Sullivan responded, saying “it might make sense for you to do an op-ed to run right after he falls, making this point. … You can reinforce the op-ed in all your appearances, but it makes sense to lay down something definitive, almost like the Clinton Doctrine.”
However, when Gaddafi abandoned Tripoli that day, President Obama seized the moment to make a triumphant announcement. Clinton’s opportunity to highlight her joy at the Libyan “regime change” had to wait until Oct. 20, 2011, when Gaddafi was captured, tortured and murdered.
In a TV interview, Clinton celebrated the news when it appeared on her cell phone and even paraphrased Julius Caesar’s famous line after Roman forces achieved a resounding victory in 46 B.C. and he declared, “veni, vidi, vici” – “I came, I saw, I conquered.” Clinton’s reprise of Caesar’s boast went: “We came; we saw; he died.” She then laughed and clapped her hands.

Hillary Clinton’s Failed Libya ‘Doctrine’ | Consortiumnews

Behind the Greek Crisis | Consortiumnews

The very rich used their money to create for themselves a virtual state within the state. They extended their power into every niche of the economy and so arranged the banking system that it became essentially extra-territorialized. Piraeus harbor was filled with mega-yachts owned by people who paid no taxes and London was partly owned by people who fattened off the Greek economy. The “smart money” of Greece was stashed abroad.

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Greek polling company GPO disown PNB Parisbas "sell side" sponsored vote survey

Handicapped | The Economist

I don't think it will die out but the separation may grow between those who play and those that don't because of many of the reasons you suggest

watching bloomberg this morning the referendum is being portrayed as leaving the EU or not.

who laughs about killing someone and destroying a country?

whether it's legal or not is long gone from the US

Hillary’s Secret War by Andrew P. Napolitano -- Antiwar.com

She obtained permission from President Obama and consent from congressional leaders in both houses of Congress and in both parties to arm rebels in Syria and Libya in an effort to overthrow the governments of those countries.
Many of the rebels Clinton armed, using the weapons lawfully sold to Qatar by Turi and others, were terrorist groups who are our sworn enemies. There was no congressional declaration of war, no congressional vote, no congressional knowledge beyond fewer than a dozen members, and no federal statute that authorized this.

Hillary Clinton on Gaddafi: We came, we saw, he died - YouTube