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  1. #1 Lines to Withdraw Deposits Queue Up as Run on the Banks starts in Greece 
    Super Moderator bijou's Avatar
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    With talk of 50% or 60% haircuts on Greek bonds, already mistrustful Greek citizens have queued up to pull deposits. Via Google Translate, The Bild reports Greeks Plunder their Accounts in Fear of Debt Cuts.

    Monday morning, 7.40 clock in the district of Athens, "Agia Paraskevi". We, the BILD reporters are witnesses, of a queue in front of a branch of the "National Bank of Greece" right after the opening at 8:00.

    "I come here to immediately pick up my pension 300. Who knows what else happened today. My money is safe only when it is at home" said Pensioners Evagelos Dimitros age 73.

    The head of an Athens bank branch told BILD: "More and more Greeks who still have some money come to get it from the bank. In my office there are a total of 5,000 customers, 2,500 of which either have their money transferred abroad or hoard it at home. If this continues, there will soon be no more money."

    It looks like Greece will be the first Eurozone country to default, I'm surprised that it has staggered on so long.
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    The question is, who is playing the part of Mr Potter?
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    PORCUS STAPHUS ADMIN Rockntractor's Avatar
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    How about that wacky socialism!
    Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
    Who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness;
    Who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter!
    21 Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes
    And clever in their own sight! Isaiah 5:20-21 NASB

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