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Monday, June 6, 2011

Baby Sea Lion All Tuckered Out Too Tired to Make It - CUTE WEB VIDEO


No beached whale here! Just a very tired baby seal!


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Hermann High School Second Semester Honor Roll 2011 Released


Here is the Hermann High School second semester honor roll.  A student must have a 3.25 G.P.A. or higher to get on the honor roll

Grade 9

Emilie Diebal, Sara Fahrenholtz, Erin Gerlemann, Kelsey Giddens, Jamie Gleeson, Emma Gloe, Collin Hart, Benjamin Held, Alison Heying, Katlyn Hoener, Cullen Horstmann, Katherine Kernen, Natalie Knudsen, Karinne Lane, Breanna Lattin, Kirsten Leimkuehler, Dori Levin, Joshua Lewis, Alexander Moll, Victoria Moser, Casey Neuner,  Devin Oberg, Sarah Redinger, Shane Romick, Grant Ruediger, Hayley Stiers, Kali Stiers, Emily Thompson, Emma Todd, Craig Winkelmann

Grade 10

Jonathan Baumstark, Megan Bockting, Rebecca Clark, Kelsey Crabtree, Kelsey Daffron, Evan Eikermann, Tyler Englert, Adam Gaus, Katherine Gumper, Haley Heil, Jason Kerns, Megan LaBoube, Lauren Niiro, Nora Purdy, Austin Ruediger, Robin Scarlet, Summer Schacht, Joesph Schebaum, Emily Stuart, Paula Tredway, Haylee Weaver, Shanay Winkelmann, Natalie Witte, Abby Witthaus, Jessica Zeiss

Grade 11

Sarah Armstrong, Evan Bean, Brenna Bruckerhoff, Emma Clark, Brett Eckelkamp, Ashley Edwards, Rachael Engelbrecht, Audrey Fields, Kaitlyn Garbs, Ashley Gerlemann,  Zachary Hackmann, Martin Hill, Franke Horstmann, Jessica Hubbard, Ellery Kent, Ethan Kirchhofer, Kelsey Kuehler, Alicia Lensing, Seth Michnal, Sarah Moore,  Leslie Niiro, Jessica Parrott, Sara Penserum, Tracey Purdy, Laura Rethemeyer, Emily Riddell, Mikaela Ruga, Jacob Schannuth, Sarah Schmelz, Kelsey Schmidt, Hannah Steinbeck, Donovan Stiers, Taylor Thompson, Courtney Williman, Justin Wurtz 

Grade 12

Amber Aubuchon, Ashley Brooks, Ashten Bruckerhoff, Lucas Budnik, Lauren Dudgeon,  Erica Edwards, Erika Elfline, Samantha Fahrenholtz, Tracey Frye, Chelsea Gerloff, Sarah Gleeson, Cassandra Groebl, Corby Hackmann, Kegan Hagedorn, Dillon Heying, Jacob Heying, Kevin Hofmeister, Brett Houska, Andrew Koelling, Kaitlyn LaBoube, Kelsie Mariano, Madison Myers, Desiree Parrott, Amber Pezold, Anthony Plogger, Parker Puchta, Samantha Riley, Joseph Rowe, Brooke Schaefer, Faithe Schaeffer, John Schebaum, Taylor Scheidegger, Julie Steinbeck, Austin Stone, Cullen Thompson, Matthew Wells, Shelby Winkelmann, Brooke Witthaus, Julia Witthaus, Philip Wright

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Girl's Sweet Sixteen Facebook Party Goes Viral: Mistakenly Published Invitation so Everyone on Facebook Could See It

Hundreds of Facebook members gather in front of the house of 16-year-old Thessa in Hamburg. Picture: AFP
Teen girl's Facebook party spins out of control
 By Kirsten Grieshaber in Berlin
From: AP
June 06, 2011

BETTER check your Facebook settings before posting a party invitation online.
A teenage girl in Germany who forgot to mark her birthday invitation as private on Facebook fled her own party when more than 1500 guests showed up and around 100 police officers, some on horses, were needed to keep the crowd under control.
Eleven people were temporarily detained, one police officer was injured, dozens of girls wearing flip-flops cut their feet on broken glass and firefighters had to extinguish two small fires at the 16th birthday party in Hamburg, police spokesman Mirko Streiber said today.
The birthday girl, identified only as Thessa, went into hiding, Mirko Streiber said, but "nonetheless the party was a hit."
Thessa had initially only wanted to ask some friends over to her home in Hamburg-Bramfeld when she posted her invitation on Facebook, but mistakenly she published it so that everyone on Facebook could see it.
The invitation quickly went viral, and some 15,000 people confirmed online they would come to the party - without even knowing the girl, weekly paper Bild am Sonntag reported.
When Thessa's parents found out, they made their daughter cancel the party, informed police and hired a private security service to protect their home on Friday night.
Despite public announcements in Hamburg that the party had been canceled, some 1500 teenagers and young adults showed up on the street in front of Thessa's home, Mirko Streiber told The Associated Press.
"We had cordoned off the house, some 100 police were on the ground, four of them on horses - but that did not keep the kids from celebrating," Mirko Streiber said.
Some revelers held up signs asking "Where is Thessa?" others brought birthday presents and homemade cake, there was lots of alcohol and the crowd chanted again and again, "Thessa, celebrating a birthday is not a crime," - in obvious relation to the massive police presence, Bild reported.
The police officer was injured when he tried to keep a party reveler from breaking off the Mercedes-Benz logo of his patrol car.
"It was sheer insanity but mostly peaceful," Mirko Streiber summed up the night with a laugh.
As for Thessa - she was nowhere to be seen. Police confirmed she "was not at home that night" and Bild reported that she celebrated quietly with her grandparents at an undisclosed location.

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Tagged Turkey Vulture From Venezuela Spotted in Missouri

Turkey vultures bearing research tags like this one are part of a study on migration routes and breeding grounds used by these unique raptors. 
Photo Courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation
Tagged turkey vulture indicates a research bird
by Bill Graham

KANSAS CITY Mo -- The next time you see a turkey vulture perched on a roost, soaring on air currents or munching on a rotting carcass, check the wings.
Joe Ketchum, a private wildlife damage expert in the Kansas City area, was surprised recently to see a turkey vulture with a bright blue tag on its wing with “199”. So Ketchum doubled back on the highway for a second look and noted the number.
He spotted the bird feeding on dead raccoon in a ditch at Raymore, Mo. That’s not unusual. Vultures, which are distinctive with their dark feathers and naked, red heads, help clean up the natural world by eating decaying animals. But Ketchum was curious about the tag so he contacted the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC).
The tag was placed on vulture No. 199 in Venezuela on Dec. 17, 2008, said David R. Barber, a research biologist at the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Pennsylvania. It’s part of a nationwide and international study for these large raptors. Biologists put transmitters on some vultures to track them with satellite telemetry. Other vultures were given wing tags that observers could report. The purpose is to learn more about them to prevent population declines that have occurred in other vulture species in Europe, Asia and North Africa.
“We have tagged turkey vultures on their wintering grounds in Venezuela in order to determine from what parts of their range these birds are coming from,” Barber said. “One of the holy grails of migration ecology is ‘migratory connectivity’, linking a population’s breeding and wintering grounds.”
The study will also help scientists know when mortality rates increase for turkey vultures during different seasons, which would aid conservation efforts if they ever become imperiled.
“While turkey vulture populations are large and appear to be stable or increasing,” he said, “the same could be said for old world vultures 20 to 30 years ago, and they have since undergone catastrophic declines.”
Turkey vultures, also called buzzards, are seen throughout Missouri during the summer and in the southern portion of the state during winter.
Ketchum provided the first reported sighting of vulture No. 199 since it was tagged more than two years ago. Two other vultures tagged during the project have been reported in Missouri, Barber said, one in Newton County and one in Worth County. The latter bird was also reported in Atchison, Kan.
Turkey vultures tagged for the tracking program may have blue, red or yellow wing tags. Anyone spotting a turkey vulture with a tag is asked to report it to the Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. Please note the location, which wing the tag was on, the color, the number if possible, the bird’s behavior such as flying, perched or feeding, and whether it was with any other vultures.
To report tagged birds, send an e-mail to barber@hawkmtn.org or call 570-943-3411, ext. 105.

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Forensic Evidence Reveals European E.coli Superbug Bioengineered


Forensic evidence emerges European e.coli superbug bioengineered to produce human fatalities

Mike Adams
Natural News
June6, 2011

Even as the veggie blame game is now under way across the EU, where a super resistant strain of e.coli is sickening patients and filling hospitals in Germany, virtually no one is talking about how e.coli could have magically become resistant to eight different classes of antibiotic drugs and then suddenly appeared in the food supply.

This particular e.coli variation is a member of the O104 strain, and O104 strains are almost never (normally) resistant to antibiotics. In order for them to acquire this resistance, they must be repeatedly exposed to antibiotics in order to provide the "mutation pressure" that nudges them toward complete drug immunity.

So if you're curious about the origins of such a strain, you can essentially reverse engineer the genetic code of the e.coli and determine fairly accurately which antibiotics it was exposed to during its development. This step has now been done (see below), and when you look at the genetic decoding of this O104 strain now threatening food consumers across the EU, a fascinating picture emerges of how it must have come into existence.

The genetic code reveals the history

When scientists at Germany's Robert Koch Institute decoded the genetic makeup of the O104 strain, they found it to be resistant to all the following classes and combinations of antibiotics:

• penicillins
• tetracycline
• nalidixic acid
• trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazol
• cephalosporins
• amoxicillin / clavulanic acid
• piperacillin-sulbactam
• piperacillin-tazobactam

In addition, this O104 strain posses an ability to produce special enzymes that give it what might be called "bacteria superpowers" known technically as ESBLs:

"Extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamases (ESBLs) are enzymes that can be produced by bacteria making them resistant to cephalosporins e.g. cefuroxime, cefotaxime and ceftazidime - which are the most widely used antibiotics in many hospitals," explains the Health Protection Agency in the UK (http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/Infect...).

On top of that, this O104 strain possesses two genes -- TEM-1 and CTX-M-15 -- that "have been making doctors shudder since the 1990s," reports The Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentis...). And why do they make doctors shudder? Because they're so deadly that many people infected with such bacteria experience critical organ failure and simply die.

Bioengineering a deadly superbug

So how, exactly, does a bacterial strain come into existence that's resistant to over a dozen antibiotics in eight different drug classes and features two deadly gene mutations plus ESBL enzyme capabilities?

There's really only one way this happens (and only one way) -- you have to expose this strain of e.coli to all eight classes of antibiotics drugs. Usually this isn't done at the same time, of course: You first expose it to penicillin and find the surviving colonies which are resistant to penicillin. You then take those surviving colonies and expose them to tetracycline. The surviving colonies are now resistant to both penicillin and tetracycline. You then expose them to a sulfa drug and collect the surviving colonies from that, and so on. It is a process of genetic selection done in a laboratory with a desired outcome. This is essentially how some bioweapons are engineered by the U.S. Army in its laboratory facility in Ft. Detrick, Maryland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nation...).

Although the actual process is more complicated than this, the upshot is that creating a strain of e.coli that's resistant to eight classes of antibiotics requires repeated, sustained expose to those antibiotics. It is virtually impossible to imagine how this could happen all by itself in the natural world. For example, if this bacteria originated in the food (as we've been told), then where did it acquire all this antibiotic resistance given the fact that antibiotics are not used in vegetables?

When considering the genetic evidence that now confronts us, it is difficult to imagine how this could happen "in the wild." While resistance to a single antibiotic is common, the creation of a strain of e.coli that's resistant to eight different classes of antibiotics -- in combination -- simply defies the laws of genetic permutation and combination in the wild. Simply put, this superbug e.coli strain could not have been created in the wild. And that leaves only one explanation for where it really came from: the lab.

Engineered and then released into the wild

The evidence now points to this deadly strain of e.coli being engineered and then either being released into the food supply or somehow escaping from a lab and entering the food supply inadvertently. If you disagree with that conclusion -- and you're certainly welcome to -- then you are forced to conclude that this octobiotic superbug (immune to eight classes of antibiotics) developed randomly on its own... and that conclusion is far scarier than the "bioengineered" explanation because it means octobiotic superbugs can simply appear anywhere at any time without cause. That would be quite an exotic theory indeed.

My conclusion actually makes more sense: This strain of e.coli was almost certainly engineered and then released into the food supply for a specific purpose. What would that purpose be? It's obvious, I hope.

It's all problem, reaction, solution at work here. First cause a PROBLEM (a deadly strain of e.coli in the food supply). Then wait for the public REACTION (huge outcry as the population is terrorized by e.coli). In response to that, enact your desired SOLUTION (total control over the global food supply and the outlawing of raw sprouts, raw milk and raw vegetables).

That's what this is all about, of course. The FDA relied on the same phenomenon in the USA when pushing for its recent "Food Safety Modernization Act" which essentially outlaws small family organic farms unless they lick the boots of FDA regulators. The FDA was able to crush farm freedom in America by piggybacking on the widespread fear that followed e.coli outbreaks in the U.S. food supply. When people are afraid, remember, it's not difficult to get them to agree to almost any level of regulatory tyranny. And making people afraid of their food is a simple matter... a few government press releases emailed to the mainstream media news affiliates is all it takes.

First ban the natural medicine, then attack the food supply

Now, remember: All this is happening on the heels of the EU ban on medicinal herbs and nutritional supplements -- a ban that blatantly outlaws nutritional therapies that help keep people healthy and free from disease. Now that all these herbs and supplements are outlawed, the next step is to make people afraid of fresh food, too. That's because fresh vegetables are medicinal, and as long as the public has the right to buy fresh vegetables, they can always prevent disease.

But if you can make people AFRAID of fresh vegetables -- or even outlaw them altogether -- then you can force the entire population onto a diet of dead foods and processed foods that promote degenerative disease and bolster the profits of the powerful drug companies.

It's all part of the same agenda, you see: Keep people sick, deny them access to healing herbs and supplements, then profit from their suffering at the hands of the global drug cartels.

GMOs play a similar role in all this, of course: They're designed to contaminate the food supply with genetic code that causes widespread infertility among human beings. And those who are somehow able to reproduce after exposure to GMOs still suffer from degenerative disease that enriches the drug companies from "treatment."

Do you recall which country was targeted in this recent e.coli scare? Spain. Why Spain? You may recall that leaked cables from Wikileaks revealed that Spain resisted the introduction of GMOs into its agricultural system, even as the U.S. government covertly threatened political retaliation for its resistance. This false blaming of Spain for the e.coli deaths is probably retaliation for Spain's unwillingness to jump on the GMO bandwagon. (http://www.naturalnews.com/030828_G...)

That's the real story behind the economic devastation of Spain's vegetable farmers. It's one of the subplots being pursued alongside this e.coli superbug scheme.

Food as weapons of war - created by Big Pharma?

By the way, the most likely explanation of where this strain of e.coli was bioengineered is that the drug giants came up with it in their own labs. Who else has access to all the antibiotics and equipment needed to manage the targeted mutations of potentially thousands of e.coli colonies? The drug companies are uniquely positioned to both carry out this plot and profit from it. In other words, they have the means and the motive to engage in precisely such actions.

Aside from the drug companies, perhaps only the infectious disease regulators themselves have this kind of laboratory capacity. The CDC, for example, could probably pull this off if they really wanted to.

The proof that somebody bioengineered this e.coli strain is written right in the DNA of the bacteria. That's forensic evidence, and what it reveals cannot be denied. This strain underwent repeated and prolonged exposure to eight different classes of antibiotics, and then it somehow managed to appear in the food supply. How do you get to that if not through a well-planned scheme carried out by rogue scientists? There is no such thing as "spontaneous mutation" into a strain that is resistant to the top eight classes of brand-name antibiotic drugs being sold by Big Pharma today. Such mutations have to be deliberate.

Once again, if you disagree with this assessment, then what you're saying is that NO, it wasn't done deliberately... it happened accidentally! And again, I'm saying that's even scarier! Because that means the antibiotic contamination of our world is now at such an extreme level of overkill that a strain of e.coli in the wild can be saturated with eight different classes of antibiotics to the point where it naturally develops into its own deadly superbug. If that's what people believe, then that's almost a scarier theory than the bioengineering explanation!

A new era has begun: Bioweapons in your food

But in either case -- no matter what you believe -- the simple truth is that the world is now facing a new era of global superbug strains of bacteria that can't be treated with any known pharmaceutical. They can all, of course, be readily killed with colloidal silver, which is exactly why the FDA and world health regulators have viciously attacked colloidal silver companies all these years: They can't have the public getting its hands on natural antibiotics that really work, you see. That would defeat the whole purpose of making everybody sick in the first place.

In fact, these strains of e.coli superbugs can be quite readily treated with a combination of natural full-spectrum antibiotics from plants such as garlic, ginger, onions and medicinal herbs. On top of that, probiotics can help balance the flora of the digestive tract and "crowd out" the deadly e.coli that might happen by. A healthy immune system and well-functioning digestive tract can fight off an e.coli superbug infection, but that's yet another fact the medical community doesn't want you to know. They much prefer you to remain a helpless victim lying in the hospital, waiting to die, with no options available to you. That's "modern medicine" for ya. They cause the problems that they claim to treat, and then they won't even treat you with anything that works in the first place.

Nearly all the deaths now attributable to this e.coli outbreak are easily and readily avoidable. These are deaths of ignorance. But even more, they may also be deaths from a new era of food-based bioweapons unleashed by either a group of mad scientists or an agenda-driven institution that has declared war on the human population.

(VIDEO) News Fail: German Bean Sprouts new suspect in E. coli Outbreak , Cucumber Fail



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Japan FUKUSHIMA REACTOR 3 GONE Complete Meltdown Since March 2011 WORLD WIDE COVERUP ?



These high-resolution aerial photographs of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were taken on March 20 and 24, 2011 by a small unmanned drone operated by Air Photo Service, a company based in Niigata prefecture. Double Click each image for the full version.
Hi-res aerial photo of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant --
Unit 3 (left) and Unit 4 (right) - March 24
Hi-res aerial photo of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant --
Left to right: Unit 4, Unit 3, Unit 2 and Unit 1 - March 20
Hi-res aerial photo of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant --
Unit 3 - March 24
Hi-rez birds-eye view of Fukushima-1 nuclear power plant --
Unit 4 - March 24
Hi-res aerial photo of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant --
Unit 4 (left) and Unit 3 (right) - March 20
Hi-res aerial photo of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant --
Top to bottom: Unit 1, Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4 - March 20
Hi-res aerial photo of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant --
Unit 4 (left) and Unit 3 (right) - March 24
Hi-res aerial photo of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant --
Unit 3 - March 24
Hi-res aerial photo of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant --
Left to right: Unit 3, Unit 2 and Unit 1 - March 20
Hi-res aerial photo of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant --
Left to right: Unit 1 (partially visible), Unit 2, Unit 3 and Unit 4

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Missouri River Flood Forces Iowa Town Evacuation

An Iowa National Guard helicopter with a tether line flies above the Missouri River near the Dakota Dunes, South Dakota, residential area as the Guard continues to help place large sandbags along the Missouri River which is still rising and overflowing its banks as the Corp of Engineers continues to increase the flow of water through dams north of the Siouxland area Friday, June 3, 2011. The Missouri River dams were built to control periodic spring flooding and provide hydropower, irrigation and other benefits after Congress passed the Flood Control Act of 1944. (AP Photo/Mercy Air Care-Sioux City, Jerry Mennenga) 

Part of Iowa town evacuated as Missouri River rises

Associated Press 
June 6, 2011


Six hundred people in southwest Iowa were ordered Sunday to evacuate their homes after the Missouri River breached a levee across the border in Missouri.
The evacuation covers nearly half of the town of Hamburg, said Stefanie Bond, spokeswoman for the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Residents, most of them on the south side of the city of 1,141, were told to get out within 24 hours.
The Army Corps of Engineers reported a levee was breached Sunday morning south of Hamburg in Missouri's Atchison County. The corps' Col. Robert Ruch said crews had been working Saturday on another issue near the breach and all workers were evacuated.
Gen. Derek Hill, head of the Iowa Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, characterized the breach as a "boil" — a leak that 'shoots out like a small geyser" — that was 1 inch to 1½ inches in diameter.
Iowa sent a Black Hawk helicopter Sunday to drop roughly 1,000-pound sandbags on the levee, Hill said, adding it was too dangerous to use ground crews. It was not known how long the work would take.
"It's a technique that's been used before by the corps," he said. "There's no guarantees, but we hope it will (work)."
Rhonda Wiley, emergency management director for Atchison County, Mo., said another nearby levee had a similar break Saturday, but Wiley said crews were able to repair it. She said levees along the Missouri River have been weakened by the river's recent high water.
"We anticipate these compromises rearing their ugly heads all up and down the levee system throughout this event," Wiley said Sunday. "It's not a pretty picture. But today nobody appears to be in imminent danger at this moment."
This year could be one of the wettest on record in the Missouri River basin, according to the corps. Officials are predicting record river flows and large releases from reservoirs in the Dakotas because of steady spring rain and above-normal snowpack. The corps has warned that the overflowing river isn't likely to crest until middle to late June and water will remain high for weeks or even months.
The corps predicts the river will crest at 27 feet or higher in Nebraska City, Neb., which is across the river from Hamburg. Flood stage is 18 feet. As of Sunday afternoon, the river was at 23.14 feet at Nebraska City, according to the National Weather Service.
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Greece to start austerity drive as nation seethes

 By George Georgiopoulos
June 5, 2011
VIDEO: Thousands rally against Greece's austerity plans

Thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens Sunday on the 12th consecutive day of peaceful protests against the government's draconian austerity measures.


ATHENS (Reuters) – Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou starts a campaign on Monday to secure a new international bailout by imposing years of austerity on a nation already seething over corruption and economic mismanagement.
Unease is growing within Papandreou's ranks about the consequences of waves of budget cuts demanded under successive deals with the European Union and IMF -- and this could turn into alarm after at least 80,000 Greeks crammed a central Athens square to vent their anger over the nation's dire state.
As the government struggles to prevent Greece from defaulting on its debt, the Socialist cabinet will discuss informally on Monday the medium-term economic plan which will impose 6.4 billion euros ($9.37 billion) of extra austerity this year alone.
This is just the first stage of a drive to turn the plan, agreed on Friday with the EU and IMF as the price of a new financial rescue, into law.
Papandreou will then present the plan to the political council of his PASOK party on Tuesday, before the cabinet clears it the following day and sends it to parliament.
Greece's international lenders have made clear that the new bailout package, which would replace a 110 billion euro deal agreed only a year ago, depends on Athens keeping to its promises for further austerity and accelerated privatizations.
But the government is under huge pressure, not from the hooded radicals who battled police in the early days of the austerity drive, but from ordinary Greeks who are suffering badly under pay and pension cuts and soaring unemployment.
On Sunday night people from Athens and far beyond the capital crammed into the city's Syntagma Square to show they are close to the limit of their endurance.
"Thieves - hustlers - bankers," read one banner raised above a sea of splayed hands waved at the parliament building which overlooks the square, an offensive gesture in Greek culture.
Turnout was the biggest so far in a series of 12 nightly rallies inspired originally by Spain's protest movement.
Police put the turnout at 80,000, but many were stuck in side streets, unable to squeeze into the square, and protesters accuse authorities of routinely underestimating their numbers.
Greeks on modest salaries are furious that they have to pay ever higher taxes in the drive to reduce a towering budget deficit, while they believe the self-employed such as doctors and lawyers are guilty of flagrant tax evasion.
"Instead of going after tax cheats, they are raising taxes and cutting working people's pay," said Yannis Mylonakos, 34, who lost his job at an advertising agency and joined Greece's army of unemployed, which has hit 15.9 percent of the workforce.
No relief is in sight. The medium-term plan aims for a further 22 billion euros in austerity steps in 2012-15.
On Sunday, some banners evoked the Arab Spring movement to oust authoritarian rule. "From Tahrir Square to Syntagma Square, we support you!" read one banner.
Others showed helicopters in an apparent reference to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's flight from Cairo in February after weeks of popular protests on the city's Tahrir Square.
Papandreou has used his parliamentary majority to ram through successive rounds of austerity. But faced with the popular anger, some PASOK lawmakers are becoming uneasy.
A group of 16 wrote to the prime minister on Thursday demanding a full party debate on the medium-term plan as "a matter of patriotism and democracy."
But Interior minister Yannis Ragousis warned that rocking the boat could lead to early elections. Opinion polls suggest this would produce a political stalemate, raising the risk that the new bailout deal with the EU and IMF might unravel.
"Anyone who drives the nation toward elections now will be effectively giving it the last push over the cliff," Ragousis told Sunday's edition of the Realnews newspaper.
Greece's first, 110 billion-euro, bailout assumed that it could resume borrowing commercially early next year. This now appears inconceivable, meaning a new package is vital.
Jean-Claude Juncker, who chairs meetings of euro zone finance ministers, indicated that commercial creditors must share some of the cost of Greece's huge funding needs.
The ECB opposes any attempt to cut the overall value of creditors' bond holdings, known as a haircut, fearing this would badly hurt banks which hold Greek debt and provoke a violent reaction on international financial markets.
However, creditors may be asked to buy new Greek bonds when old ones mature, to avoid Athens having to produce more money.

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