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Panoramic view of Athens from Lycabettus hill, after sunset. To the left you can see the Panathenaic stadium ("Kallimarmaron"), closer to the center of the photo, the National Park and the Parliament, and the the right the Acropolis & the Parthenon. In the background you can see all the way down to Piraeus and the Saronic gulf.

PS. Have you heard the news? This country is dying... The unemployment raises rapidly, the suicides percentage raises rapidly, the best "brains" are leaving the country, starting a new circle of massive immigration like in the '20s or the 50's & 60's. Families are left without electricity because the couldn't pay their taxes (?!?!), children are starving in a European country of the 21st century.

Some tried to "help" Greece. But they did it the wrong way, following the instructions of the IMF (known for its great "success" in the countries of Latin America). But the austerity measures led to a 5th consecutive year of hard ressesion in Greece. So, the state has less and less income and its debt keeps rising and rising. Only a blind man can't see that this kind of policy has the contrary results than the ones needed. In the meantime, those paying more and more taxes today, are those that were always paying their taxes!But they can't pay their taxes anymore because they simply don't have any money left with their salaries and pensions cut every 2-3 months. And the tax evaders keep tax evading. Who are they? The ones having 600.000.000.000 Euros in the Swiss banks. Find them and take your money back, you, European Partners, simple as that! If you take 1/3 of their money, there goes the Greek dept, and they still remain rich!

Maybe, following this program of austerity, our "saviors" will be able to save Greece in 10-20 years from now. But there will be no Greeks left! Greece is a beautiful country, but will it be the same without the Greek people! Or is this the final "goal"? Leaving the country without its people? And then buy this beautiful place, piece by piece and paying "peanuts"? For "peanuts" this country for which our ancestors spilled their blood? And the buyers, will be the ones with their obsession in "hard" currencies, the ones that killed my grand-grandfathers in two World Wars.

I have to say that E.U. has been a great dissapointment (I've said it even before this crisis begun). It never became a political and social union, it's just an economic partnership, where bankers have the upper hand. Just watch: Greece's current Prime Minister is a banker, Italy's current Prime Minister is a banker. Both of them worked for Goldman Sachs. Neither of them is elected by the people of the two countries. Bankers don't have a country, their only country is MONEY and their only duty is to make their masters, richer and richer. Is this your idea of Democracy, my European friends and partners?

PS 2.Have you heard the news? As soon as Greece gets the second (huge) loan (if ever), the first thing the Greek government will do is to buy some 60 French war aircrafts and some dozens of German submarines and other arms. So our "friends" and "partners" are taking the money out of their left pocket and putting into their right one. Just one more thing. Between 2006-2010 15% of the exports of the German War industry and 12% of the French War industry, were sold to Greece!

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