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posted by melmarino

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January 19, 2013

[quote][b]EdwardLTant[/b] - You do seem to me to be an "anonymous coward" but I don't think you have anything to be "proud" about[/quote]

It is very fine and well and good for people like you and I to not speak out anonymously here. We have nothing to lose. I have nothing to lose because I have no employer, business, or overarching financial concerns in Athens out of my personal design to that fact. I'm not sure how you have managed to continue to have nothing to lose other than perhaps because you have made something of a career out of being a local contrarian. You are part of the local color.

However, the fact that you and I have stealthily avoided being people of very great means and investments in Athens does not give us the right to call others cowards because they have got something to lose. I know that several Athens business-people have many accounts on AT to avoid repercussions and that is more than okay.

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