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The Greece/Germany Dust Up Escalates



February 26, 2010 – Comments (10)

First, we had the Greeks blaming the Nazis for the current financial woes.

Then we had a German magazine literally give Greece the finger using one of Greece's own iconic statues:

Now Zerohedge via Dow Jones is reporting that the Greeks will boycott German products. And they're doing it with panache:

In a sign of protest Inka...calls on all citizens of the country to boycott all German products and shops even if they say they are sorry...The distortion of a Greek historical statue of beauty and civilization, at a time when [the Germans] were eating bananas in the trees, is unacceptable and inexcusable from later civilized peoples.

Let's overlook the fact Germany wasn't growing bananas in ancient times and just appreciate this statement for its inherent magic. By the way, given Europe's cozy history, one might have thought there'd be more camaraderie at a time like this.

10 Comments – Post Your Own

#1) On February 26, 2010 at 1:13 PM, carcassgrinder (34.05) wrote:

"[the Germans] were eating bananas in the trees"

.....thems fightin' words!!! 

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#2) On February 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM, dudemonkey (53.73) wrote:

I guess that answers the question of whether the Greeks are going to stay part of the EU.  I hope they've got their own bananas to eat, since I doubt that the drachma 2.0 is going to be a spectacular success.

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#3) On February 26, 2010 at 2:06 PM, russiangambit (28.83) wrote:

In the end I doubt it will be Germany who will bail out Greece, it goes too much against the normal german approach of follow the rules and play fair. When it comes to the rules it is useless to negotiate with germans, they simply don't hear it. I've been on the receiving end of it a few times.

It wll probably be up to either IMF , a group of banks to help Greece.

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#4) On February 26, 2010 at 2:22 PM, chk999 (99.97) wrote:

That cover is totally full of win.

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#5) On February 26, 2010 at 2:43 PM, bigcat1969 (81.23) wrote:

Well the EU is playing nice right now and promising a rescue, but Holland has out right refused any tax payer money going to Greece and Germany might be about to follow suit with a granite middle finger extant.  So we might be looking at the raw economic and military power  of France and the debt ridden countries versus Germany and the have an economy countries in a battle for EU power!  That always works out well for France if I remember my history right.

P.S. Did you know a knight from France and a knight from Germany only needed one suit of armor between them?  The German got the front half.  It has nothing to do what anything, but I don't have any Greek-German jokes.

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#6) On February 26, 2010 at 2:55 PM, TMFMmbop (28.72) wrote:

Let's be honest: A good portion of the EU doesn't have any money to lend in a bailout scenario (Spain, Ireland, Portugal, Italy).

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#7) On February 26, 2010 at 3:03 PM, bigcat1969 (81.23) wrote:

Kind of like asking Michigan and New York to bailout California...

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#8) On February 26, 2010 at 3:05 PM, Option1307 (30.63) wrote:

That's quite possibly the best magazine cover ever, hilarious!!!

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#9) On February 26, 2010 at 3:10 PM, Superdrol (34.51) wrote:

Either France or Germany will have to pick up the tab on Greece.  I'm glad it is getting to the point where they've stopped bluffing that they can actually repair themselves.  Greece is going to need a bailout, period.

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#10) On March 03, 2010 at 12:36 AM, Zachary09 (< 20) wrote:

 Financial stability had made us to come together, be united in achieving our goal which is to bring back the normal economic growth to sustain the need of the people as well as to provide job opportunities for the people. Have you heard the tragic suicide of Michael Blosil highlights the need for more understanding of mental illness, especially of depression, especially in teens.  Obviously, having a population in therapy all the time or loaded on pills all the time is impractical, but teen suicide and mental disorders certainly deserve more study.  It's worth more than a few payday loans worth into some research.  Hopefully Marie Osmond can find some measure of peace.  Suicide is one of the leading causes of death in US teens and adults under 35 – though we have some of the lowest teen suicide rates worldwide.

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