News Riots in the Streets as Greece Heads Toward Austerity Vote

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    Police armed with tear gas clashed with protesters armed with petrol bombs outside the Greek parliament in Athens today, as inside, a strikingly unenthusiastic Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pushed his allies to support a controversial slate of austerity measures demanded by the country’s European creditors. According to Reuters, the clashes are Greece’s most serious street violence in three years.

    The measures, which members of parliament have now gone past midnight debating and include tax increases and a raise in the retirement age, are a condition for the $94 billion assistance deal reached between Greece and its creditors on Monday. Tsipras has said that he does not believe in the measures but is asking members of parliament to support them to avoid economic ruin.

    Today’s events are the latest twist in a roller-coaster couple of weeks that has seen Tsipras reject a bailout agreement, hold a national referendum that supported his position, and pull an about-face and agree Monday to most of the terms he had previously rejected.

    Monday’s agreement was seen as a betrayal by many supporters of Tsipras’ left-wing Syriza bloc. As least 32 members of the coalition’s 162 members in parliament are thought to be voting “no.” Nonetheless, the measure will likely pass thanks to the support of the pro-European opposition, though if there’s a significant revolt among his own supporters, it’s conceivable that Tsipras’ government could collapse.

    The anti-austerity crowd got a boost today with a report from the IMF calling Greece’s debt load “highly unsustainable” and saying creditors should give Greece major relief on its existing debts. The report will be seen as vindication for Tsipras’ opposition to the European position on the bailout, though at this point it’s getting a little hard to keep track of his position.
     
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    That's us when the Chicoms call in their loans.
     
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    I don't know what to day. Their pm fucked up royal putting it to vote the first time. They put him there so they wouldn't have to make those kinds of decisions in the first place. The majority didn't even understand what they were voting for. Now they get hammered with more hardcore austerity measures because they voted "no" and had to be saved in the last minute. Politics ain't my bag.
     
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    People actually think that civil unrest is impossible in the US. Just hang around a bit longer :hw:
     
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    Sadly, I agree.
     
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    Try telling the American public that they can't draw more than 60 bucks a week from their bank account and shit would hit the fan. We're hands down the best rioters worldwide. Cairo ain't got shit on us.
     
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    i'm wondering if more of europe will be cutting back on their social programs as the taps run drier. there will be lots of riots. it should be interesting to see how gubments respond.
     
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    Coming to streets near you when the Fed and Government can no longer play their little shell game. Thankfully we'll probably be last in line after China and Europe. I'd make plans to live a nice quiet country life by then if I were you.
     
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    I'll be hiding in my house, i have no energy for it now :jj:
     
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    Jade Helm started today. So far no one i know has been taken away :jj:
     
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    Fuck that. We real Americans are gonna do what we do better than any other civilization on earth: Get violent.
     
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    No Walmart prison camps yet? Didn't see that coming.
     
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    Who makes a better meatloaf gravy peas and carrots than the Greeks.
     
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    I hear ya. We all better stand back so we don't drown in Alex Jones' crocodile tears. Admit it, Dawg, you were laughing your balls off every time someone brought that up with a straight face. You rascal, you!
     
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    The people there should work more hours.
     
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    I think Alex Jones is a lunatic, yes.
     
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    Meh, I don't think he's as crazy as he seems. His stories and theories are complete and utter bullshit, but man can he tap into a certain demographic. He's a smart business man, that one. He knows he's full of shit, but shit sells. He's just workin' it. Lucky bastard. Alright, no more deviating from the topic for me.
     
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    In fact it's impossible to find any real information about Jade Helm because of all the conspiracy nuts. I tried with no success.
     
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    So i guess their troubles are far from over then.