Mass protests rock enraged Europe: millions on strike, hundreds of thousands take to the streets

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posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by links234


Why is it Europeans are willing to fight for benefits but Americans seem only willing to fight to take them away?

They became much more socialist after WWII because they had a homogeneous population and the US had a large 9% black population.

Thus the NWO decided to bring in a large immigrant population of arab muslims to destroy that unity and get rid of the socialist programs.




posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 10:32 PM
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To be honest. We caused their mess. When we crash the rest of the world crashes. We told overseas investors we were a safe bet. Come to find out. It was all a pipe dream created by greedy Americans. Wealth built on lies and greed.

So if there is anyone to blame it's Americans.

edit on 1-10-2010 by Come Clean because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 11:00 PM
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Originally posted by SaturnFX
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and the hopeful outcome? now lets not get all silly and say some meaningless statement like "let the people rule".

What specifically would you want in a revolutions outcome? would you want to ensure that the unfortunates are taken care of? would you want a anarchy where its survive by your own merits? what outcome do you desire in your perfect senario?

and again, I ask for specifics...many speak of revolution, but evolve into exactly what? nobody seems to go further than that.

if you want to simply randomly shoot at people...buy a video game.


Well said! Too many armchair rebels spout off about rebellion and revolution but have no idea of what the reality of that would be. Striking generally solves nothing (yes, yes I know there are the odd exceptions). Revolution in this day and age - pointless and will lead to many innocent deaths. Grow up.



posted on Oct, 1 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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We americans won't do anything until we can't afford our little holister outfits and newest gadgets.Oh,when the tv is cut off and there is no nfl and dancing with the stars then those “conspiracy nuts“ and "troublemakers"won't look so crazy afterall.



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 12:23 AM
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I live in the US too, born and raised.. and I think you hit the nail on the head. Nobody really cares until it happens to them, and as of right now the only people that are really getting hit hard are people that were already low income to medium income. All of the upper class are doing everything they can to stay upper class... in reality it seems a lot more like they're doing everything they can to make even more money - if they don't make a profit of like 100% per year they just lay more people off - no big deal. (I have no idea what the actual profit margins actually are, I'm just trying to make a point.)

It also seems like ALL of the new jobs the government has worked so hard to create fall under one of three categories: 1) Government 2) Education and 3) Healthcare - but then again, depending on how you want to look at it, all three of these could simply be classified as "Government".



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 01:18 AM
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i dont understand how a community like ats who prides themselves on their intelligence can let yourselves get drawn into the idea that socialist principles are the pinnacle achievement of human society. I havent ever had the notions that unions were a positive contribution in a free economy or the outlandish claims that capitalism is the gateway drug to socialism or worse or that protesting was the most effectuve means to ever make anything happen.

people all over the world have more than enough reasons to be pissed off enough to raise hell. massive bloody protests nor civil conflict will bring about the desired change though. in fact, the ptb should be so lucky if the american public were to declare war against the state. they would have the last piece in place to legitimize complete capture of the people and govt of the us.

is this in defense of americans? hell no i hate most of my fellow countrymen for living such meaningless lives. amazingly its all they know and people are just lately starting to really wake up from the stronghold and deep capture in EVERY segment of our american lives, from education to health and nutrition to politics. hell americans have been lied to for so long and are generally so clueless im thankful theyre not taking to the streets because im not entirely sure theyd be fighting on the right side if the fight!



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 03:41 AM
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I think you've exaggerated the causes somewhat to "fit in" with myriad of moans on this site. There is only one cause : Austerity measures to pay for bankers bailouts. I suspect the Irish are about to go into meltdown with the latest news that the banks need another 16billion euros.



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 05:01 AM
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hmmm ... wonder if protesting in the streets would be one way of bringing in some of those steps?
sounds worth it to me.

I do agree with most, if not all of them, by the way.



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 05:08 AM
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Aren't these all of the countries that bankrupted themselves with social programs and allowing people to retire at age 55 with full pay and benefits?


Right, 90% of the world's money is in the hands of a powerful few and you are going to blame the social programs of the poor and aged? Get real.

The problem with lack of money to do things is that the super rich are hoarding it all to themselves.
My final answer!



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 05:23 AM
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Let me tell you how the media works.

I live in Paris, France. In 2005, there were some riots in the poor, immigrant-dominated outskirts of Paris. When I say riots, I basically mean young kids setting cars on fire, while throwing rocks at firemen and police. It's a pretty common occurrence in Paris suburbs, but this time it spread to other similar suburbs in other cities, so it became a national event.

The media was all over this like flies on fresh cow dung. My aunt who lives in Austria called me up - real worried - and asked me if I needed to come over to Austria to take refuge, because the impression she got from watching Austrian TV was that the whole of Paris was in flames, and you could hardly go outside without getting attacked by violent rioters. Amused, I explained to her that in central Paris, not a siren could be heard, no cars burned and everything was just business as usual.

So in short it works like this, you blow it all out of proportions, the story ends up on page one, if you report it factually the story ends up in the back next to the weather section.

Lots of people only read page one.

I didn't see the riots that apparently took place in Spain a few days ago, but I did see the demonstrations that took place in France last week with my own eyes. Mainly it was just lower middle class and working class people demonstrating against a pension reform. No riots, no police cars burning.

Every European country has its particular social/economic woes, and the reasons for protesting are all different. So if you try to bunch them all up and read something out of it, you're making a conspiracy out of nothing.



edit on 2-10-2010 by Heliocentric because: Among the lilacs Lips embraced in spring's sweet air -- Petals paint the floor



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 11:34 AM
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What would be more effective than protests, would be a consumer boycott.

Stopped buying everything but the essentials, stop borrowing money, let the house of cards that is our finance industry collapse.



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 12:55 PM
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Aren't these all of the countries that bankrupted themselves with social programs and allowing people to retire at age 55 with full pay and benefits?


No my friend! most countries of Europe has an retirement age of 65 - the only Southern European country that had retirement age at 55 for public workers was Greece! and look what happened to them.

To say like you do in your statement and give the readers the impressions that all European countries are having retirement at 55 is nothing less than pure propaganda and ignorance for European politics, and ignorance about European conditions!

Listen my friend!

65 has been the age since decades ago! - and now they want to raise it to 67 in most countries.

To take the condiitions in Greece and judge all of us European by the same standards is nothing less then pure ignorance, or worse - pure evil for an agenda?




Aren't these the countries that caused the euro to dive to all time lows and are now addingvmorevdebt to the system for imminent collapse?


Well! I have to disagree with you here since most of the blame for destroying the system lies with the
Banksters on Wall Street and in financial London with their state-paper derivative-scheme.




As stated during the French revolution, you can't have your cake, and eat it too. But they are trying


OH MY GAWD! hearing those words from an American who lived his whole life with the benefits of Bretton Woods and the Petro-Dollar-Recycling system under artificial conditions, and then judge us - make me wanna throw up in my mouth!

Sincerely Yours! - your annoying European!

Please enjoy this new angle of thoughts my dear American friend!



edit on 2-10-2010 by Chevalerous because: Unexplainable anger at American idocracy!



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 08:44 PM
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Originally posted by ArcAngel
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Aren't these all of the countries that bankrupted themselves with social programs and allowing people to retire at age 55 with full pay and benefits? Aren't these the countries that caused the euro to dive to all time lows and are now addingvmorevdebt to the system for imminent collapse?

Yes they are.

As stated during the French revolution, you can't have your cake, and eat it too. But they are trying!

I thought Mary and Twanet said feed them cake in France when they had no food..
It is simple to have your cake and eat it too, you bake it and don't let anyone else have any.



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 09:00 PM
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Originally posted by Come Clean
reply to post by googolplex
 


To be honest. We caused their mess. When we crash the rest of the world crashes. We told overseas investors we were a safe bet. Come to find out. It was all a pipe dream created by greedy Americans. Wealth built on lies and greed.

So if there is anyone to blame it's Americans.

edit on 1-10-2010 by Come Clean because: (no reason given)


It is always to easy to blame the Americans, this world has been a big mess way before there even was an America,

America is, was a dream, a good dream for many, a dream of hope and a better life for everyone, only thing is we have been lied to, by the very people we believed in, but not just in America, but in just about all countries.

This is a problem but really it matters little to me now, cause I see the light Brother, Sister, the Lord, Creator has grabbed me up, made me whole.
The Time is at hand The Truth is upon you, better get on board, don't want to have to catch stand by.

I'm crackin up, I said I'd die laughing, but maybe just smiling



posted on Oct, 2 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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Originally posted by dragonsmusic
Spain, Belgium, Greece, Ireland...

How is it that so many people from completely different countries can all feel so similar about the world's problems and take action that expresses it, while Americans, who have been hit so hard on so many fronts recently, still remain placid and docile for the most part?


Read "Thomas Frank's "What's the matter with Kansas" for an in-depth answer to that question.

and then talk to your neighbors



posted on Oct, 3 2010 @ 06:50 PM
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I was thinking about this last night, and had a thought-bubble concerning the recent travel warnings from the UK and US, I am sure more will follow.

I think its well established that much of Europe is more progressive (to use that term) than say the UK and US, and there are massive civil uprisings taking plac, it is my conclusion that another motivating factor in this decision to declare a travel warning is the following:

The US and UK want to limit their citizens exposure to what the Europeans are protesting, because some of the ideas may prove to be attractive.

I smile everytime I see a news broadcast about massive demonstrations lately, because it seems that at each and every one of them, there are people waving the anarchist flag, communist party banners, anti-neoliberalism signs etc etc.

People are beginning to see the real causes of problems, and that idea is scary for those in control.


Let the games, Begin!!



posted on Oct, 4 2010 @ 05:07 AM
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do you know what sindicates are? They have anounced a global strike for November nation wide. And yes FMI can intervene if the current government fails to pass the national budget.





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