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RT: `V for Varoufakis!' German heavy metal video about Greek bailout takes off (February 26, 2015)
"He's the lost son of Zeus with a heart made of stone!"... he "smells of sex"... "his leather jacket is made of skin from German shepherd puppies"... "He doesn't negotiate, he simply kicks ass". These are just some of the lyrics to the awfully catchy metal tune about Yanis Varoufakis that is taking YouTube by storm, with 6,300 views in just four hours.

The video, courtesy of Now Magazine Royale, proudly, and in an almost mock-Germanic tone, lists the Germany's achievements - the positive (like the economy, the large gold reserves etc.) and the negative ones (like starting two world wars and "almost" winning).

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"Dear Greek Folks, the time has come: we surrender! Take all our money, you may also take Helene Fischer, but please, keep this financial Hercules off us. We could only just bear with Costa Cordalis [a German singer of Greek origin], so this is clearly way too much!" the description to the video reads.



A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 08:00:40 AM EST
the positive (like the economy, the large gold reserves etc.)

From the off after the second: "Don't ask us where it came from"

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 08:19:38 AM EST
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German humour rocks!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 08:38:01 AM EST
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IOW it's not "almost" but completely mock.

Perhaps we shouldn't ignore Varoufakis's sex appeal as a significant factor: you could sense the terror of the establishment in Germany at Varoufakis becoming the dream of every housewife.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 08:39:20 AM EST
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V will surely let Schäuble have Helene Fischer.

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Ana´s Nin
by Crazy Horse on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 09:07:42 AM EST
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business live | Business | The Guardian

The German Association of Journalists has called on Bild to ditch its anti-Greek campaign.

They argue that Bild has crossed the line into political campaigning, by urging readers to pose with their "Nein" poster ahead of tomorrow's Bundestag vote [see earlier post].

They added that it is ethically questionable to vilify a whole nation for the fiscal mistakes of their politicians.



It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II
by eurogreen on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 08:39:44 AM EST
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In test votes, only 22 CCDU/CSU members of parliament voted no and 5 abstained. Meanwhile, Schäuble is angry about the suggestion of debt restructuring in the Charlie Hebdo interview.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 08:49:15 AM EST
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Part of the whole agreement by the troika was a writedown of the debt if Greece maintained a primary surplus. They already agreed to this. Years ago.

AGREEMENTS MUST BE KEPT.

What the heck is Schauble talking about?

by Upstate NY on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 08:58:07 AM EST
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A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Feb 27th, 2015 at 10:17:07 AM EST
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Here's where the last cut in the video comes from (at 1'55"-2')
Varoufakis describes his strategy: no GRexit but default inside EMU and stick middle finger to Germany.

(seminar held on 15/05/2013 at cinema Europa, Hall Müller, Zagreb, Croatia)



A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Thu Feb 26th, 2015 at 10:35:43 AM EST
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