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Massive anti-austerity protest floods Madrid
Expatica Spain ^ | November 15, 2012

Posted on 11/14/2012 3:27:04 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Protesters on Wednesday flooded Madrid in a massive show of force against biting austerity policies, capping a Europe-wide day of strikes and protests.

Many of the demonstrators, who also turned out in large numbers in other parts of Spain including in northeastern Barcelona, wore T-shirts declaring their allegiance to education and public health.

"Public health for all," said some shirts.

"We have the solution, send the bankers to prison!" protesters chanted in a sea of flags of the main CCOO and UGT unions, who organized Spain's second general strike in just eight months.

Many tens of thousands of people joined the rally in the Spanish capital, swarming around the main squares, where red-and-white union banners were strung up declaring: "They are taking away our future."

(Excerpt) Read more at expatica.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: euro
Obama's America.
1 posted on 11/14/2012 3:27:09 PM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

From watching Greece, Spain, Portugal and Italy, it looks like nothing will be learned until the economy hits rock bottom.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 3:31:22 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

One of the tactics of communists is fomenting civil unrest, leading to the destabilization of the government, and then to revolution.

These are communist agitators in the streets. Not just normal people.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 3:32:52 PM PST by I want the USA back
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Socialism breeds infantile societies.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 3:33:03 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

These people aren’t even rational. Very sad & scary (coming soon to the U.S.).


5 posted on 11/14/2012 3:34:49 PM PST by MoochPooch (I'm a compassionate cynic.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

cheezes these people are stupid

send bankers to prison?

how many people are protesting against ‘austerity’ - did anyone tell them the money is all gone?


6 posted on 11/14/2012 3:35:18 PM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When the protests/riots occur in Obama’s America from economic implosions ,many will wish they invested in Guns and Ammo.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 3:36:46 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

More free stuff!


8 posted on 11/14/2012 3:37:28 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: I want the USA back
These are communist agitators in the streets. Not just normal people.

Absolutely. If anyone hasn't read "The Coming Insurrection", I ask that you do. It's these Euro communists blueprint. They are pissed that they were promised communism and that it hasn't come to complete fruition yet. (I guess that would be North Korea or Cuba) They fully believe the future involves only engaging in the activities that bring you enjoyment or fulfillment. They honestly believe enough will still choose to work and with technologies (not sure who is creating, maintaining or running these technologies-I guess the morons who choose to work for nothing, all 74 of them) that this is achievable.

It's a quick cheap read.

9 posted on 11/14/2012 3:38:16 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

When you pay stupid people to sit and their fat ass an reproduce, you get a lot more stupid people

it should be MANDATORY that you do not have more children if you are collecting welfare, or you go to jail and the children get put up for adoption, because you are too stupid to take care of them

Who was that idiot woman who was on TV saying “who’s gonna pay for my 13 children?

HOW ABOUT YOU DONT HAVE 13 CHILDREN IF YOU CAN AFFORD THEM???

The movie “Idocracy” was a documentary, not a comedy


10 posted on 11/14/2012 3:38:23 PM PST by Mr. K (We need a TEA PARTY MARCH ON GOP HEADQUARTERS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The looters are out in force.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 3:50:42 PM PST by TheDon (In 2012, American voters chose European style big gov't.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I want free stuff!!!!!!!”

(I don’t care how much it costs someone else or whether they can afford it or not.)


12 posted on 11/14/2012 4:12:39 PM PST by tiki
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To: TheDon

Preview now showing, coming to a theatre near you.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 4:13:10 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And so begins the Global economic collapse.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 4:18:56 PM PST by wolfman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
The following will give a much clearer picture of our own bipartisan, socialist protesters against "austerity" in the near future. Think of the default process as a housecleaning against socialism, immorality, public vulgarities, threats, insults and generally trashy public behaviors, etc., in business-politics (very linked now) and academia.

Government Workers: From Public Servants to Masters
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2340226/posts

America’s Ruling Class — And the Perils of Revolution
http://spectator.org/archives/2010/07/16/americas-ruling-class-and-the/print

The Fragmenting of the New Class Elites, or, Downward Mobility
http://volokh.com/2011/10/31/the-fragmenting-of-the-new-class-elites-or-downward-mobility/

Environmentalism and the Leisure Class
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2835601/posts

The New Upper Class and the Real Reason We Dislike Them
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2843575/posts

Are you a member of the political class?
http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2010/08/are_you_a_member_of_the_politi.html


15 posted on 11/14/2012 4:33:44 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: wolfman

So true, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day when..., well, there ain’t no ark this time only fire!


16 posted on 11/14/2012 6:15:56 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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