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post #501 of 516

There's a thread dedicated for conspiracy theories on these boards, maybe this discussion should happen there? I fail to see this CIA angle as anything more than a derail, especially with so thin arguments relating it to Greece' situation. I'm reminded of this quote by Paul Greengrass. Instead of asking you to contact him, let me post it here. And yes, I was being sarcastic and a bit childish, forgive me:

 

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Originally said by Paul Greengrass:
 
I have a lot of sympathy for conspiratorial people. What it is is engagement. Its’ a really passionate engagement and curiosity about the world. And it’s a really healthy skepticism about power and who has it and how it’s used. It’s basically asking why, what if, and says who, all of which are fantastically important questions that don’t get asked enough.
 
But one of the problems with conspiracy theories is that at some point conspiracies are cozy. They are comfort blankets. They say to us you don’t have to really worry about the world because at the end of the day there are a bunch of bad guys with black hats on controlling it all. We’re all being duped. Issues of complexity don’t arise.
 
But the truth is that doesn’t wash. That isn’t the world we live in.
post #502 of 516

The thing that strikes me about most conspiracy theorists is that they turn everyone into the all-powerful and omnicompetent incompetents around. 

 

"We can destroy/freely manipulate the economy of anyone we choose at will but can't fix our own!"

 

"I can engineer a bipartisan, nationwide (if not worldwide) conspiracy from the day of my birth to get myself elected President even though I'm not an American citizen!  And then I'll...uh...get really frustrated with my Congress?"

 

"We can run our false flag operation against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon to convince the American People to go to war, all so we can tank our economy and I can leave office with a terrible reputation that helps get the Kenyan quoted above elected!"

 

"We can hide evidence of the Roswell Aliens, JFK's real murderers, and the fake moon landings indefinitely, but can't stop on Army enlisted guy from blowing the lid off a ton of stuff by sending it to Wikileaks!"

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post #504 of 516

Link no good, or story gone!

post #505 of 516
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Originally Posted by Cylon Baby View Post
 

Link no good, or story gone!


It was just a click away....

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11739985/IMF-stuns-Europe-with-call-for-massive-Greek-debt-relief.html

post #506 of 516

Tspiras has called an election. He's now framing himself as a centrist and trying to shed the left wing elements of his party. At least he's honest enough to recognize what he has actually become.

 

Still, the Greek people tend to have favoured the left in every referendum and election so far. Can't see why this one is going to be any different...

post #507 of 516

It's the final step in transforming Syriza into a social democrat party. And the final realization that the Left is not compatible with ruling a 21st century Western democracy.

post #508 of 516

Stelios. Do you think there is any real danger you'll go far right? Felt like Golden Dawn was neutered a few years back, but people tend to cling to one wing or the other when the chips are down.

post #509 of 516

That's the real danger. The Left failed spectacularly so some of the same idiots may very well swing to the other side. 

post #510 of 516
Thousands of refugees from Syria and Iraq are entering Greece every month. I can see right wing dipshits gaining votes by blaming them for everything, much like what happened in Sweden and here.
post #511 of 516
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Originally Posted by Virtanen View Post

 I can see right wing dipshits gaining votes by blaming them for everything, much like what happened in Sweden and here.

 

On the other hand, blaming them for "everything" would be 80% fair.

post #512 of 516

Come again?

 

Sidenote, I find it pretty hilarious that the nationalist True Finns -party's primary concern is our raging refugee problem. Which, at the time of writing this, consists of roughly 4000 people who are trying to get into a country with a population of five million, of which 350'000 are unemployed. How about starting to get worried about that, assholes?

post #513 of 516
Greece is nearly insovent but the Migrants keep coming. To blame Greece for this is ridiculous. It's not like they chose to be a few miles from Turkey.


http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21693630-greece-starts-fill-up-its-neighbours-restrict-flow-migrants-germany-no-way-out
post #514 of 516

I guess Austria and their fuckboys would like us to set up our navy along the Turkish borders and start lighting up every boat that tries to cross. Because right now that's pretty much the only way to stop the flow.

post #515 of 516
Exactly. And Golden Dawn has probably suggested something along those lines.

Are there many refugees in your region, or are you to far from the route to Europe?
post #516 of 516
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Originally Posted by Bluelouboyle View Post

Exactly. And Golden Dawn has probably suggested something along those lines.

Are there many refugees in your region, or are you to far from the route to Europe?

 

I'm along the way. There will be some camps in my city and you see a bunch of refugees here and there but so far it hasn't been really disruptive.

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