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  •  Ah, the Sweet Sound (0+ / 0-)

    Of powerlessness.

    "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

    by bink on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 05:46:57 AM PDT

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    •  Just because they feel powerless... (0+ / 0-)

      ...doesn't mean they are.  They could make things happen if they were so inclined - and intelligent enough.

      Boehner Just Wants Wife To Listen, Not Come Up With Alternative Debt-Reduction Ideas

      by dov12348 on Tue Mar 19, 2013 at 06:37:41 AM PDT

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      •  They are intelligent. (0+ / 0-)

        These are the people who virtually invented commercial banking 2500 years ago.  They are also thoroughly aware of the corruption of their banks and their government, and most of them could name you names and amounts in Euros.  Democracy is probably being applied to Anastasiades via the mother-in-law connections even as we blog.  And his party will be destroyed in the next national election, that goes without saying.  The real question is whether they end up ceding rights to the gas and oil fields to somebody as part of a final deal.  That could even be what this is all really about.

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