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  •  I live in the Balkans and when that whole (0+ / 0-)

    Golden Dawn thing went down I had an alarming thought after a few days.  One of the guy's videos condemns the "dictated bail-out" or basically the austerity plan.  I struggled with this and then began to wonder if he was some kind of  provocateur.  

    Now he is definitely crazy, but the way politics work in this part of the world, he could possibly be on the take to discredit the resistance to austerity.  It is all so very byzantine in nature that it is sometimes hard to tell exactly what is going on.  I just could not imagine why he would do something so totally nuts on live television.  It certainly did not gain him any support and most likely lost him some support.  

    Anyway you look at it, this stuff is scary.

    It gets on my nerves, and you know how I am about my nerves...

    by ciganka on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 12:21:06 PM PDT

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    •  He did it for the hard core (0+ / 0-)

      and perhaps because he's deeply resentful and has anger issues. A lot of these people are worthless good-for-nothings, but they've been getting PAID by certain elements in the country to wreak mayhem.

      There are two kinds of people in this world. The kind who divide the world into two kinds of people, and the kind who don't.

      by upstate NY on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 01:51:21 PM PDT

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      •  Yes, it comes out quite frequently that (1+ / 0-)
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        these types do get paid, and also launch bizarre conspiracies across parties.  Many of these people are also mobbed up, and involved in some pretty creepy things.  

        The odd thing for me is that here in Serbia there was this same right wing/nationalist water throwing event in the parliament several years back.  

        When we saw the first few minutes of the conflict, it was like watching a rerun of the ridiculous and offensive.  The first reaction when the water was thrown was that this was coming from the same playbook, but what followed was even more shocking.  

        It gets on my nerves, and you know how I am about my nerves...

        by ciganka on Thu Jun 14, 2012 at 02:44:24 PM PDT

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