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Reuters: Central Athens burns as lawmakers weigh austerity
"We are facing destruction. Our country, our home, has become ripe for burning, the centre of Athens is in flames. We cannot allow populism to burn our country down," conservative lawmaker Costis Hatzidakis told parliament.

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"The choice is not between sacrifice and no sacrifices at all, but between sacrifices and unimaginably harsher ones," [Venizelos] told a stormy debate expected to run well into the night.

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"Enough is enough!" said 89-year-old Manolis Glezos, one of Greece's most famous leftists. "They have no idea what an uprising by the Greek people means. And the Greek people, regardless of ideology, have risen."



tens of millions of people stand to see their lives ruined because the bureaucrats at the ECB don't understand introductory economics -- Dean Baker
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sun Feb 12th, 2012 at 05:52:50 PM EST
"The choice is not between sacrifice and no sacrifices at all, but between sacrifices and unimaginably harsher ones,"

And we note, with some dismay, that you went for the unimaginably harsher ones.

Well, for the country at least. Of course, for you the choice was between being despised by a polity that you avoid meeting and being expelled from your party and from all the cocktail parties held by your rich buddies, so I can see how the latter would have been unimaginably harsher.

Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's need, but not every man's greed. Gandhi

by Cyrille (cyrillev domain yahoo.fr) on Mon Feb 13th, 2012 at 02:23:29 AM EST
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