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GAFinch
10-07-2012, 14:39
"They want to ruin the country. We have to stop them."

"They are abusing the lower social classes," 54-year-old teacher Luis Diaz said. "By backing banks, they are torturing the working class and badly affecting public education, health care and pensions when what they should be doing is exactly the opposite."

Trade union leaders said the marches warned the government that tempers were rising and a general strike was brewing.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/07/Anti-austerity-protests-grip-56-Spanish-cities

Romney or not, recession/depression or not, this crap's coming here. Make sure you're prepared.

DonGlock26
10-08-2012, 06:32
Notice how AP doesn't really explain what is being cut and why? They just want to talk about the protesters and their message.

CitizenOfDreams
10-08-2012, 06:49
Notice how AP doesn't really explain what is being cut and why? They just want to talk about the protesters and their message.

When was the last time the news media told us "what and why"? It's all about emotions and sound bites.

So far the worst Spanish "austerity" measure I could find was a new 20% tax on lottery winnings. Is that what people are protesting about?

Cavalry Doc
10-08-2012, 07:10
When was the last time the news media told us "what and why"? It's all about emotions and sound bites.

So far the worst Spanish "austerity" measure I could find was a new 20% tax on lottery winnings. Is that what people are protesting about?

Dang, what are the odds of winning over there, 1 in 10?


An interesting factoid:

Word of the year

Merriam-Webster's Dictionary named the word "austerity" as its "Word of the Year" for 2010 because of the number of web searches this word generated that year. According to the president and publisher of the dictionary, "austerity had more than 250,000 searches on the dictionary's free online [website] tool" and the spike in searches "came with more coverage of the debt crisis"