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A bomb went off outside of a court building in Athens, Greece on Thursday after a warning phone call had allowed police to evacuate the area, a police source said.
"It was a huge blast. I was in the kitchen with my grandchild and the whole building shook. We saw smoke and flames," an elderly woman who lives about 50 metres from the courthouse told Athens radio station Flash.
The blast, which took place shortly after 8.10 am local time (0610 UTC) caused damage to the court building and broke windows on buildings within a 200-meter (219-yard) radius.
Explosion damages two court buildings in central Athens; warning call had given authorities time to evacuate - AP about 6 hours ago via breakingnews.com
Originally posted by lewman
reply to post by MikeboydUS
probably because you couldnt get drunk legally and if you caused drunken trouble in the speakeasys, you would have some very scary men to deal with.
Wouldn't surprise me if this kind of thing happen in the US multiple times A DAY when the system totally collapses and the GDP crashes 30-40%, unemployment reach 40%+ and there's riots everywhere... which will happen, it's only a question of when.
LEVERAGED BUYOUTS: AMERICANS PAYS THE PRICE January 29, 1989
..... Mergers, acquisitions and L.B.O.'s, which had accounted for less than 5 percent of the profits of Wall Street brokerage houses in 1978, ballooned into an estimated 50 percent of profits by 1988... THROUGH ALL THIS, THE HISTORIC RELATIONSHIP between product and paper has been turned upside down. Investment bankers no longer think of themselves as working for the corporations with which they do business. These days, corporations seem to exist for the investment bankers.... In fact, investment banks are replacing the publicly held industrial corporations as the largest and most powerful economic institutions in America....
U.S. Department of Justice: Concerning Mergers and Corporate Consolidation (1998)
...There can be no doubt that we are currently in the midst of an enormous merger wave that is sweeping the U.S. economy.
To try to grasp the enormous level of on-going merger activity,... We will likely see close to $1.75 trillion worth of U.S. merger activity in 1998, equal to over one-fifth the value of our entire gross national product.
This merger wave is not slowing down; in fact it appears to be increasing. In the last year alone, the value of U.S. merger activity doubled....
... Since 1992, the number of merger filings has tripled. There simply can be no doubt that, however you analyze it, there is an enormous current level of merger activity...
THE GLOBALIZATION OF CORPORATE CRIME: FOOD AND AGRICULTURAL CARTELS OF THE 1990s
The sudden discovery of a global pandemic of international cartels in the mid 1990s, after a hiatus of a half century, is puzzling. That the greatest number and most injurious conspiracies should be clustered in the food and feed ingredients industries adds another element of mystery to the puzzle.
Section 9006 of the health care bill -- just a few lines buried in the 2,409-page document -- mandates that beginning in 2012 all companies will have to issue 1099 tax forms not just to contract workers but to any individual or corporation from which they buy more than $600 in goods or services in a tax year.
The bill makes two key changes to how 1099s are used.... Taken together, the two seemingly small changes will require millions of additional forms to be sent out. money.cnn.com...
“HACCP rules mandated across an industry will have different impacts on the industry, depending on the market structure of the industry. ...
Industry leaders predict that the regulation will drive small producers out of business. The actual effects on small producers will depend on the cost disadvantage faced by small firms, and the degree to which small plants can raise prices in the event they face a cost disadvantage...
For the United States meat and poultry industry, economists predict that if small producers do exit the industry, the pattern will be an increase in the rate of exits and decrease in the rate of entries” www.fao.org...
On March 19, 2010, the FSIS published a draft guidance document on HACCP system validation, outlining new rules which would institute regular, year-round testing of all meats, whether or not problems have been identified. The proposal recommends testing for testing's sake, and it will cost small plants tens of thousands of dollars, perhaps even hundreds of thousands, every year. The financial burden appears great enough that this will destroy much of the remaining community-based meat processing industry... www.theatlantic.com...
AAMP fears that more than half of the 10,000 inspected small and very small meat processing plants across the nation may fold in the face of HACCP implementation.
AAMP launched a survey of its members after the convention, trying to get an appraisal of the cost of implementing HACCP at the small and very small plant level.
Survey responses have been interesting. One AAMP member, who has been operating HACCP on an experimental basis, reported his plant production has dropped drastically because of the time it takes to do the paperwork. Other responses indicate that plants with only a few employees will have to shut down to do the HACCP record-keeping work.... www.dewigmeats.com...
Originally posted by jibeho
Warning or not, murder is murder and if someone dies as a result of this blast it is on their irresponsible and crazed shoulders.