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(Guardian)   Riots, arson continues in Athens. Doesn't anybody know how to put out a Greece fire?   (guardian.co.uk) divider line
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2008-12-10 08:55:16 PM  
+2, nice
 
2008-12-10 09:00:13 PM  
Throw water on it. It worked for me.

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2008-12-10 09:05:28 PM  
Hehehe....good werk submitter!
 
2008-12-10 09:06:24 PM  
+1 for 'mitter
 
2008-12-10 09:09:36 PM  
I guess people don't like it when uniforms start shooting kids.
 
2008-12-10 09:15:31 PM  
Olive us are laughing, nice work Subby.
 
2008-12-10 09:20:58 PM  
Doesn't anybody know how to put out a Greece fire?

Throw flower on it.

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2008-12-10 09:56:55 PM  
I voted +1
 
2008-12-10 10:21:39 PM  
UGA VII strolls away, whistling "Glory Glory"...
 
2008-12-11 12:10:41 AM  
Maybe we should deploy a massive airdrop of baking soda.
 
2008-12-11 02:16:45 AM  
I was saying "boo-urns"

/+1 :)
 
2008-12-11 05:34:17 AM  
lol

+1 subby
 
2008-12-11 06:38:13 AM  
what about greece lightning?
 
2008-12-11 06:39:38 AM  
Send in the Spartans?

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/hot!
 
2008-12-11 06:40:03 AM  
+1 subby.
 
2008-12-11 06:41:35 AM  
"We need to keep good relations with Grecians."

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/Young, less stressed Bush.
 
2008-12-11 06:42:23 AM  
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2008-12-11 06:45:02 AM  
three simple words to end this. "SHOOT ON SIGHT"

We'll see how hardcore these student millitants are when the military starts shooting at them.

/Stalin and Hitler did have orderly societies
 
2008-12-11 06:45:29 AM  
Damn. That's scary.
 
2008-12-11 06:46:27 AM  
Actually got a chuckle out of me, subby!
 
2008-12-11 06:47:31 AM  

BigBooper: three simple words to end this. "SHOOT ON SIGHT"

SITE

We'll see how hardcore these student millitants are when the military starts shooting at them.

/Stalin and Hitler did have orderly societies


ftfy

/pet peeve
 
2008-12-11 06:52:33 AM  
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/this one's for subby
 
2008-12-11 06:53:47 AM  
Dispector: BigBooper: three simple words to end this. "SHOOT ON SIGHT" SITE

We'll see how hardcore these student millitants are when the military starts shooting at them.

/Stalin and Hitler did have orderly societies

ftfy

/pet peeve


Don't make me sic Rotsky on you.
 
2008-12-11 06:56:28 AM  
Shouldn't that be 'continue'?

/lol'd unirregardlessly
 
2008-12-11 06:58:08 AM  
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Image hot like, um...
 
2008-12-11 06:58:11 AM  
There's an easy solution to this. Stop the investigation, and throw the offending officers to the crowd, bound and gagged. The voice of The People must be heeded!
 
2008-12-11 07:02:26 AM  
Windex it fixes everything.
 
2008-12-11 07:03:13 AM  
[flamebait reference="Paris riots"]
Tsk, tsk, those Muslims again..
[/flamebait]
 
2008-12-11 07:04:31 AM  

stevarooni: There's an easy solution to this. Stop the investigation, and throw the offending officers to the crowd, bound and gagged. The voice of The People must be heeded!


BRING OUT THE GUILLOTENE! VIVA LA REVOLICION!
FOR THE GLORY OF FRANCE!

/obscure?

Looks like the greeks have been paying attention to some LA Style Riots.
 
2008-12-11 07:08:09 AM  

CultBoy1984: Windex it fixes everything.


Damn you!! I came here to say that!!
 
2008-12-11 07:11:52 AM  
Something I've heard a lot is that Greek police aren't allowed onto University property. If that is true it is hilarious.

'Come out here and let us arrest you.'
'How about no.'
'.... damn.'
 
2008-12-11 07:15:05 AM  
Douse it with Grecian formula?
 
2008-12-11 07:17:23 AM  

BigBooper: three simple words to end this. "SHOOT ON SIGHT"

We'll see how hardcore these student millitants are when the military starts shooting at them.

/Stalin and Hitler did have orderly societies


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2008-12-11 07:17:31 AM  

GaryPDX: I guess people don't like it when uniforms start shooting kids.


i really haven't been following the story closely, but wasn't the kid in the process of throwing a molotov cocktail?

i don't think it justifies killing the kid, but i wouldn't start a riot about it.
 
2008-12-11 07:19:29 AM  
DeathByUngaBunga: Holy shiat, Doctor Who's TARDIS is under attack in that picture!
 
2008-12-11 07:25:24 AM  
All reports show the kid was getting ready to throw a bomb. I can't say I feel particularly sorry for him, nor do I think the police are to blame. I lived in Greece for a year, and there's about 10% of the population are really nutty anarchists. It was impossible to have a conversation with a young Greek male about politics because their views were straight out of V is for Vendetta.

That being said: yes, it is true police are not allowed on the grounds of any Greek university. This stems from the military juntas attack on the Athens polytechnic university forty years ago. Many students were killed in the raid (they used tanks). Quite a bit of the current animosity seems to be in remembrance of that incident.
 
2008-12-11 07:27:41 AM  

Fark-the-Fnord: CultBoy1984: Windex it fixes everything.

Damn you!! I came here to say that!!


You could always do a Escape to Athena reference.
 
2008-12-11 07:28:37 AM  
you cant put out Greek Fire, no one else has!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greek_fire
 
2008-12-11 07:34:18 AM  
If that happened here in the states, there would already be a bunch of dead 'anarchists' and many would be visiting bubba in the slam.

Our cops (for better or worse) go anywhere they farking want and will shoot the shiat out of anyone throwing fire bombs and buildings.

Kinda like China.

/Man up Greece and get your kids under control.
 
2008-12-11 07:37:06 AM  
They're saying he was killed by a ricochet from the cop firing a warning shot into the ground. Which would make the cop a genuine retard.

However, if they plan on rioting every time an idiot makes a stupid mistake and someone dies they're gonna be kinda busy.
 
2008-12-11 07:42:30 AM  
FTA: "Symbolic of the fear and loathing gripping Greece..."

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/approves
 
2008-12-11 07:44:25 AM  

Sansiel: They're saying he was killed by a ricochet from the cop firing a warning shot into the ground. Which would make the cop a genuine retard.

However, if they plan on rioting every time an idiot makes a stupid mistake and someone dies they're gonna be kinda busy.


The student was killed when he was about to throw a bomb at the officers, who then shot him. Lesson of this story is don't throw farking bombs at the police.
 
2008-12-11 07:52:09 AM  

Barbecue Bob: If that happened here in the states, there would already be a bunch of dead 'anarchists' and many would be visiting bubba in the slam.

Our cops (for better or worse) go anywhere they farking want and will shoot the shiat out of anyone throwing fire bombs and buildings.

Kinda like China.

/Man up Greece and get your kids under control.


No, police can't just go around shooting whomever they feel like. And I assume you meant "throwing fire bombs AT buildings" that's what riot police are for, which use non-lethal tactics.

At the point in which they attempted to throw a bomb at an officer is when it changed. Me personally? While the insult is thrown around alot here, I honestly don't want to DIAF screaming. If someone was about to SET ME ON FIRE I would shoot them too.
 
2008-12-11 07:59:23 AM  
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///got nuthin
 
2008-12-11 08:12:37 AM  

Hoarf: FTA: "Symbolic of the fear and loathing gripping Greece..."

/approves


Just finished watching "Gonzo" how ironic.
Where is the great Hunter S. when we need him?

btw, can't wait for it all to go down here
 
2008-12-11 08:19:05 AM  
Don't Mess with Texas.

But really, Don't Fu*k with Greece, especially if you're carrying a gun and wearing a Greek uniform. People don't easily forget a violent right-wing coup so arrogant to put up neon signs commemorating the date of their treason.
 
2008-12-11 08:20:20 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: UGA VII strolls away, whistling "Glory Glory"...


didn't they get their ass handed to them by tech this year?

/didn't go to either school
//wife went to school that took beating like red headed stepchild
///brother went to school delivering said beating
////I sat back and watched the smack talk exchange and enjoyed my guiness
 
2008-12-11 08:25:01 AM  

BigBooper: three simple words to end this. "SHOOT ON SIGHT"

We'll see how hardcore these student millitants are when the military starts shooting at them.

/Stalin and Hitler did have orderly societies


Okay, now you have a revolution on your hands instead of riots. The people are manning barricades, shooting police, and hanging politicians from light posts. Now what do you do?
 
2008-12-11 08:28:48 AM  
You guys are missing the point of all of this. On the outside, it's about the kid. But the entire country isn't merely pissed off about some kid getting shot by the police. It's tension that has welled up over the current conservative government's handling of the economy and government in general. Greeks seem to think the election was stolen anyway, and they haven't forgotten the LAST right- wing government in that country- the military junta of the 1970s- and they are afraid of that happening again. And it's NOT just students who are rioting right now, either.
 
2008-12-11 08:30:26 AM  
Do they just want more money?

How much does a Grecian Urn?
 
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