Today's Quote: Yanis Varoufakis

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Bulgaria: Today's Quote: Yanis Varoufakis ournalists follow outgoing Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis (C) for a statement while he leaves his home in Athens, Greece, July 06, 2015. Photo by EPA/BGNES

"I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride."

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis making his final remarks as the country's Finance Minister, shortly after announcing on Monday that he will resign due to some Eurogroup members' "certain preference" for his absence from their meetings.

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#5
GrueFski - 9 Jul 2015 // 05:25:30

9. The Nazi idiot also mentioned privatization of Greek state banks and other similar bulshitt. They can't wait to get their hands on the Greek banks, the Greek ports, hell, even the Greek islands.

If one cuts pensions, the pensioners won't be spending that much, meaning smaller consumption, economy contraction => worse economic crisis

And of course, it is a mere coincidence that Greece on the anti-German side in BOTH World Wars and that Germany had been trying very hard in the last decades to steal parts of Greece (and also of Bulgaria), including Macedonia and give them to Turkey and F YROM (but failed, at least for the time being, thanks to the dictators Gruevski and Erdogan that spoiled the Nazi party (not political one -- not this time LOL -- party as in "celebration")

Greece should not give in. The Nazis are really afraid of Greece leaving the Eurozone, that's why they were so panicked that all of them rushed to call the Greeks to vote "Yes" on the referendum.

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GrueFski - 9 Jul 2015 // 05:18:46

GrueFski - 9 Jul 2015 // 05:15:01
Germany unlike the other countries that agreed to renounce a portion of the money Greece owed them in 2012 because the other countries (except Italy) weren't the ones tormenting Greeks during WW2.
"Some Eurozone countries such as Baltics or Slovakia are poorer than Greece."
So what?
1. Prices are probably higher in Greece than in those countries
2. According to your "logic" Greece must get at least as poor as Bg/Ro if not poorer, the poorest country in EU
3. Poland's external debt was erased back in 1989 or 1990, totally erased, written off (unlike Greece's in 2012)
4. Germany still owes Greece big bucks (even if we substract what it payed in the 50's or 60's and again, in 2012)
5. Greece proposed the Westerners real reforms, right before the referendum calling, but they were all rejected (the famous red pen scribbling of the Greek reforms draft -- an unheard of mockery, in other circumstances a reason for breaking up diplomatic relations): increasing the pensioning age limit and others... They were all rejected.
6. Poland's external debt was erased right after the fall of Polish communism. I don't know about Bulgaria's but Romania no longer had an external debt, the dictator Ceausescu had managed to repay all of it a few months before the Romanian 1989 "revolution". (Some say that was one of the reasons for his bloody revolutionary end, others communist East Europe dictators didn't end up like him during the common 1989 revolutions). Was this external debt erasure only done for Poland, or, maybe, only for the Roman Catholic East European (former) communist countries? I don't know. But this could constitute a precedent for Greece's debt. Not to mention that Germany still owes Greece 100's of billions of euro. But, then again, Greece is neither a Catholic, nor a Protestant country (post-WW2 Germany was also pardoned of its debts, just like Poland)
After the complete writing-off of external Greek debt, the Germans' morality should trigger their repayment of the rest of the WW2 compensations it owes Greece: another option would be for the Greeks, personally affected by Nazi occupation to sue Germany for tens of billions of dollars worth of compensations (if that is still legally possible)
7. Cutting pensions means cutting consumption; cutting consumption means cutting economy, having the economy contract => downward spiral of poverty, vicious poverty circle
8. I heard the ludicrous Nazi Verhofstadt saying that Greece should cut Greek Orthodox Church's financiary "privileges". Maybe when England's queen stops being the head of the "Church of England" and the Anglican Church stops calling itself, discriminatorily, intolerantly and arrogantly, "THE Church of England" will the Greeks consider changing their attitude towards their national church. As if the only real Englishpeople are the Anglican ones, the ones that are member of the so-called "Church of England"

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GrueFski - 9 Jul 2015 // 05:17:43

"The repeated rejection of equivalent measures by certain institutions never occurred before-neither in Ireland nor Portugal. " It's nothing "personal", against the Greek people only, even though it hasn't happened before since it is very likely that it will happen in the future. Greece -- Just another Argentina The Nazis and maybe other nations' IMF, World Bank economists gave very wrong pieces of advice to Greek government, so that they would get even more indebted so that now they have to take 1 new/fresh debt installment in order to pay 1 from the old one, without being left with anything to spend on economy recovering measures. What a devilish economic "perpetuum mobile", what a vicious circle (devil's circle as the Nazis call it -- TeufelsKreis)

#2
GrueFski - 9 Jul 2015 // 04:52:54

"I shall wear the creditors’ loathing with pride."

Superb indeed
one small remark: it's predators, not creditors; and terroristic ones on top of that :(

#1
John Arnold - 6 Jul 2015 // 15:59:23

Well said Yanis .

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