Comment by MySatelite:
This article, which as Greek citizens we can acknowledge as true, is an answer to all those who a) say ALL Greeks deserve to pay as they have been thriving off black money for years (so how come they’re selling their jewelry instead of tapping into their fat bank accounts?) and b) believe Papandreou’s policies and now Papademos’s (the governor of Greece’s central bank who was involved in cooking figures to put Greece in the Euro over a decade ago) are geared towards saving the nation.
As for the illicit gold trade the article mentions, it pales in comparison to what Greek politicians have stolen from the Greek people. No Greek will ever feel inclined to walk down the path of justice as long as justice is never served in a prejudicial system that pretends to look after the welfare of the country but does so only in name.
In Greece’s Sour Economy, Some Shops Are Thriving
ATHENS — With all the contraction in the Greek economy, with employees laid off en masse and one in four small businesses forced to close, it might seem odd that new shops are springing up like mushrooms in Athens and other cities. Συνέχεια
How convenient don’t you think, my dears? Tomorrow the International Fair , the city’s most important annual event, kicks off in Thessaloniki and no one has spent a single paragraph to tell the world what is about to take place.
No, the foreign press has decided to snub the whole affair, because to them, the Greeks are just lazy, complaining spoilt brats who have no idea what’s going on in their lives. Well, let me tell you Συνέχεια
We had promised that we would reveal how Greece ended up being sold for a pittance to the International Monetary Fund. And we have already said that the information is already publicly available. What we do here is freshen up the memory of the Greek citizens and, through our translation project, provide this information to everyone else outside Greece as well. You see, the Greek people were systematically slandered by the media – the Greeks were described as lazy, good-for-nothing bums, parasites, living at the expense of the other peoples of the European Union. The German media (mainly the highly influential right-wing rags Bild and Focus) dubbed Greeks -collectively- thieves and spewed endless hatred towards Greeks in the German society; hate that was almost equal to the anti-Semitic rage of the NSDAP. Συνέχεια
COMMENT BY FENRIR:
The majority in Greece demand all 300 Members of Parliament to give back what they’ve stolen and then resign, and as you can see, politicians just care about keeping their seat in Parliament and receiving that fat pay check at the end of the month.
And since the first bailout didn’t work, why is the IMF promising a second one? What collateral will they get in return? What is really behind all this bankruptcy sham and who is really going to benefit from it?
The reason Greeks are out in the streets is because they’ve put the pieces of the puzzle together. It’s obnoxious to say Greece is in trouble when so many other countries owe ten times more. Is it coincidence that so many flocked to help Greece when precious minerals inland and oil was discovered off its shores?
PM opts for reshuffle, vote of confidence
Papandreou withdraws offer to step down as part of bid to form coalition government with ND Συνέχεια
Greece says debt negotiations concluded positively
A near month-long inspection of Greek finances by the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund concluded «positively» on Friday, the country’s finance ministry said.
The inspection is crucial to whether Greece will receive the next batch of loans from a €110 billion bailout fund from the EU and IMF agreed last year and could well inform discussions over an extension to the current financial rescue package.