Austerity Suicides: Debt the Ripper stalks Europe

Struggling with money has proven to be an unbearable burden for a Greek pensioner – who has shot himself dead in a square in central Athens. It’s just one of a string of suicides across the EU, caused by financial desperation and the continuing, harsh austerity measures. RT’s Tesa Arcilla reports from Brussels.

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trvth1s
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ironically the born rich dont want higher taxes while many rich people who began middleclass have welcomes higher taxes.
still, the 1% does account for most of the governments tax revenues while the very poor contribute nothing to society except all the coupons they receive

Cliff MacFarlane
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Ah two less for the zionist banksters to be worrying over! :-/

kingofthepaupers
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Jct: Everyone plays mort-gage death-gamble by borrowing 10 and owing 11 with interest and someone has to get morted. Unless we restrict the banks computers to a pure service charge borrowing 11 (1 to pay the banker) and owing 11 and abolish the interest charge. That's doable. Youtube "Big Lie of Economics" for why and Argentine Solution for how to escape the death-gamble mortgage before it gets you. By setting up your own LETS timebank and linking to the global UNILETS. But they don't know, so..

scanmangr
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Hard?
No man, you choosed a wrong word. There is not even, the will for a righteous decision.
Because simply, the economy is for the man and not the man for the economy.
But tell this to the "Mammon's worshippers" and it is not the 1%, it is much much more. They do not use the tool, they worship the tool. They sucrifice in front of the tool. They see the "light" when digits are added. They understood what is "this", which make the earth to spin. They invented the "wheel" so do not search it.

wenaldy
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ANissa you are so beautiful

rocco flavioni
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could you please be more specific? what exactly do you consider propaganda in this report? mind you, not that RT does not propagate Russian positions. but in this particular instance where is the propaganda?

Risto Kantonen
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Please watch Paradise or Oblivion and share it to everyone you can. /watch?v=KphWsnhZ4Ag

Risto Kantonen
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This is terrible to watch, but even so everyone needs to see this. The current socio-economic system is failing all around the world and it's unforunately going to get far worse before critical mass of people standing up is achieved.

On the behalf of my fellow Finns I am truly sorry for the tremendous suffering that is forced upon the people of Greece. Solidarity from Finland.

like2surf
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It's clearly horrible that two old age pensioners have chosen to commit suicide but the way this video is titled you could be forgiven to think that Europeans killing themselves has become an epidemic. What my main problem is every single video that involves Europe on RT is negative in the extreme while completely ignoring the obvious problems involving Russia.

rocco flavioni
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the most successful form of propaganda is the subtle,and surreptitious one, which makes one believe that he is truly informed. have you ever wondered why the hoax 'present both sides' in journalism has totally trumped 'the truth' concept? 'truth is somewhere in the middle','2 sides of the story' etc are simply euphemisms to manipulate people.truth can be in the middle, or on one of the 2 sides. yes, the Russians are crude and have a long way to catch up with western media in this respect.cheers

tsunami770
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money is paper… They control the value of the paper even if you take it out

AztecaHaztaLaMuerte
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dont kill yourself KILL the bankers !!!

tsunami770
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No my friend, I am a financial analyst. All transactions are virtual based on values issued by the fed reserve CORP. and currency notes are worthless you gave good advice but before you move your money out you must turn the paper into something that has real value. Paper is worthless, in fact it is a DEBENTURE NOTE. Less than worthless but the avg folk don't know that.

trvth1s
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why am i a right wing buffon? I just stated a fact; the 1% rich account for most of the governments tax revenues while the poorest are a liability to society [0 contribution].
The rich are rich off the workers and off their own hard work to get on top. Trust me when i say being a CEO of walmart is much harder and stressful then being the person who cleans the store.

tsunami770
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Where does it say gold in my entire post? Clearly, I gave your mind more credit and respect as a human being than you deserved. However, to make a comment like that gold is even more worthless than a federal reserve note (dollar) and to send me a one word email calling me a "dumbass" over this without a lucid argument means you don't know anything. Aside from showing a level of ignorance and lack of reasoning that can only be explained by you being inbred.

TheJmz1983
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unis what do they learn you lies same as school and collage until you get to proper studi on your own research come on look at the standard model or space (dark matter & energy)

TheJmz1983
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Everyone knows that Debt/Money are the same thing 2 sides of a coin per-se.
Where do you see the future of the dollar and the fed and i see you like playing with the troll's

SeeleSchrie7
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Come now, certainly I won't dream of your promiscuous life. But please do feel free to continue in your endevours of men an (perhaps) female. As stated earlier I and most others of decent manner won't judge. I assume the clue you did not know I was talking about was 'Judentum.' It means [International Zionist] jewry.
~German-jew; Family fought for the Wehrmacht ~

watifiuseurname
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SIMPLE FACT: LAZY GREEKS

rpsmith221
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The reason for all of this is government and banks greed, incompetence, corruption, and moral bankruptcy.

trvth1s
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1 of 2;
You say & i quote; ''they account for like what 20% of revenues even though they own 80-90& of wealth?''
''like'' & the fact that you finished your statement with a question mark shows you don't know what your talking about.
Here's FACT; The wealthiest 1 percent of the population earn 19% of the income but pay 37% of the income tax.
The top 5% earners pay approximately 50% of our nations tax revenues.
The lowest earning 50% of the population pays 13% of tax revenues + suck our nation dry

trvth1s
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2 of 2;
Who told you the rich spend all of their time gambling? Boxer Floyd Mayweather is the biggest earner in SPORTS, he spends ALL of his free time gambling BUT when he works he is the hardest working athlete in ALL of sports; /watch?v=3YLU5yWfzAE&feature=fvwrel
He EARNED the privilege 2 gamble big.
I work in a business, weve grown economically & im working my ass off & pay tax so some people age 30 can live off government benefits [don't get me wrong some deserve them but many don't].

tsunami770
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Well you have to admit the inbred thing explains the guy lol. Now the combination of the fractal banking system and the currency being off the gold standard left us with a 100% guaranteed devaluation path. So dear sir, what I see is that unless we claim other planets for new resources, turn back to being conquerors or allow small business to operate truly free from capital interference (my fav). I suggest being self sufficient and owning real commodities under your control and possession.

Leopold
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We all feel like that sometimes. These are the times when we have to use reason and rationality the most. Patience and understanding are often the best medicine, and if ever, meditation. Take a moment to explore yourself; lay on the floor, introspect, introspect, introspect, until you are whole and find who you are. Then the future will be clear and the road of wisdom will come. Friends and family are important, but they take time. Always start with what you have in common.

spark300c
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problem is that country like Greece it economy keep shrinking until trade surplus forms which too small support there people. second option is default. third is free up the economy if you are Greece. Greece economic freedom is same as third world country.

spark300c
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USA be like Greece before we reform. We have turn away form god and god put in place stupid leaders and sinful people are riging the markets.

mikecorbeil
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Also, this isn't something new in human society. It's historically happened in the past a number of times. The Great Depression of the late 1920s and 1930s, f.e., evidently didn't happen by accident. The "big" banksters were either wholly or else extremely responsible. And that also wasn't a first for human history. The documentary entitled "The Money Masters" is online and viewable for free. It's over 3hrs long and tells of lot of historical socio-economic mal-doing by rich & powerful …

watifiuseurname
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LAZY GREEKS OUT OF EU!

Chris Palmer
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Attacking the EU, nice one RT! Never happens in Russia of course.

NikkiDaun
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Fuck you, you religious turd. I was brought up in a religious home and in a private school, but I was always taught to respect other peoples rights and decisions. "Love thy neighbor" you stupid fuck.

Wolfgang Martinez
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Young American Males are heading the same way. They don't have a steady job unless they become Police Officers so that they can kill each other.

yumi mango
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Sad to sat it but law enforcement and various other forms of security are now and have been for some years now,the fastest growing industry in the US.Males who normally would never seek out a police or corrections officer jobs are now doing so by the thousands.Why ? Because it's a decent paying and stable field of work. But there is most definitely a price to be paid in terms of stress,sleeplessness,Rx drug abuse,bullying,and all the other nasty crap that accompanies such work.

yumi mango
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Ignore this self-righteous POS ! Don't get all worked up.That's what this troll is trying to do to you.

yumi mango
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Funny how RT never has any criticism of Russia,where journalists are routinely murdered and a few wealthy oligarchs run the whole show.

yumi mango
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Then it's time to move to a different country and/or marry into one ! Lots of Scandiavian spouses are out there waiting for you to enter their boring lives.Then you will become more secure also !

yumi mango
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Typical American simpleminded self- righteousness.You are always 100 % right aren't you ? YOU are the reason America is headed for a fall.You care not at all for your community or your nation.You simply work your "ass off" (your proud words) to BUY more stuff for your wife and kids who will eventually grow to detest the very sight of you.You will learn the hard way.

yumi mango
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Your boy Romney has already let it be known that he pays nowhere near 37% tax and he is part of a club you can only wish you could be a member of ! But they have no use for the likes of your type. You are at the very pinnacle when it comes to the combination of ignorance and arrogance packed together inside a single human skull.

yumi mango
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What an ignorant,primitive,pompous comment ! You are a sick, brainwashed ape.

yumi mango
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Not taking sides here,but since when did universities start turning out "smart" people ? They are a business just like any other.

yumi mango
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That is the same thing you say again and again and again…you continue to repeat your mantra that the 1% are responsible for all that is great and wonderful in the world ! Why don't you simply build a Cathedral with a dollar on top of the roof ? Really now ! Everyone GETS your position ! Is it so necessary to repeat it over and over again sans cesse ? I believe you might be insane !

trvth1s
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Relax.
I simply wrote statistics nothing more nothing less, don't take it personal.

Thefaceoftheword crook and flail
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All these suicides and all suicides caused by these systems are the direct responsibility of those who drove them to commit suicide they have blood on their hands those 500 suicides will be accounted for savages in power need to be reminded that the flesh is temporary but Darth can be eternal.

lysol5555
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 Overstaffed state companies, civil servants retiring at 40, 14 monthly salary payments, relatives of civil servants flying for free.. The Greeks, especially the government employees, are incredibly stupid. Did they think their ridiculous benefits paid for by debt borrowed from Europe was really going to last?  Money don't fall from the sky, idiots!! Now they are suffering the consequences, after years of being a spoiled, unproductive, overpaid spenders.No one should help them or empathize for these lazy people. To sum up socialism in Greece, "We the Greeks hate rich people, but I want to be rich too without working hard… Read more »