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Old 28th January 2012, 03:53 AM
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Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

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http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...80Q1ZF20120127
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Old 28th January 2012, 04:01 AM
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

As long as they don't want us to give up control of our idns...

Greek politicians are worthless puppets going back a few generations. They'll do it.
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

I wonder if the Germans would be willing to take over control of the US budget as well. We could use some help.

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Old 28th January 2012, 05:25 AM
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I wonder if the Germans would be willing to take over control of the US budget as well. We could use some help.

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I am not sure even they could do much with the US. Coercing spendthrift nations into balancing the books is a hard act. In the case of the US, it would be more less impossible. Even Newt Genrich would have to give up his bases on the moon. Most of Obama, and even Bushes legislation would have to be scrapped. And of course you would have to give up the Dollar.
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Old 28th January 2012, 09:45 AM
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As long as they don't want us to give up control of our idns...
We do. I'll let you know my Dynadot info for the free push.

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I am not sure even they could do much with the US. Coercing spendthrift nations into balancing the books is a hard act. In the case of the US, it would be more less impossible. Even Newt Genrich would have to give up his bases on the moon. Most of Obama, and even Bushes legislation would have to be scrapped. And of course you would have to give up the Dollar.
They would have to give up democracy first. Less wars and more taxes might help. But for some reason I can't quite figure out you won't get elected if you want to raise taxes while you get re-elected for bombing places you can't even find on a map.
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

Economical crisis -> Political extremism -> Protectionism -> War
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Economical crisis -> Political extremism -> Protectionism -> War
Yep.

My major worry is that in the last depression there weren't these giant nuclear reactors spread all over the northern hemisphere.

When it all turns into a shit sandwich this time, is joe average nuclear plant employee going to make a beeline to the plant to make sure it stays operational (and those huge spent-fuel pools stay cooled) or is he going to opt for taking his family to safety instead?
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Old 31st January 2012, 05:43 PM
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

http://www.spiegel.de/wirtschaft/soz...769052,00.html
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

Thats all in Greek or something. I can't understand it.
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Old 1st February 2012, 08:26 AM
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

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Thats all in Greek or something. I can't understand it.
That's Urdu. I'll translate a bit:

It's an interview with a German historian who argues that...
- Germany has been the worst debtor country in the 20th century
- they were bankrupt twice (after the wars)
- they only managed to succeed economically because they got a huge debt relief by the US
- they shouldn't be picking on Greece because of that.
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Old 1st February 2012, 11:32 AM
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

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That's Urdu. I'll translate a bit:

It's an interview with a German historian who argues that...
- Germany has been the worst debtor country in the 20th century
- they were bankrupt twice (after the wars)
- they only managed to succeed economically because they got a huge debt relief by the US
- they shouldn't be picking on Greece because of that.
But Nobody is picking Greece. Everyone is actually trying to help despite getting limited cooperation from the Greeks themselves.

Off course the Greeks reserve the right to bugger off and do their own thing. They just cannot expect everyone else to keep writing them blank cheques.
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

And that's how it starts all over again:

http://www.greece.org/blogs/wwii/

Bringing old hates back.
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

No one's hating.

We just want more money so we can buy more BMWs and Mercedes, that's all.
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/farage...en-nothing-yet
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

Getting the drachma back ? really ? The country will still owe large sums denominated in Euros... (?)

Anyways, how's everything for you guys, Yanni, Alex (and others if any) ?
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

They need to do an Iceland.
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Getting the drachma back ? really ? The country will still owe large sums denominated in Euros... (?)
The debt relief will be 100% anyway. And opting out of the Euro zone looks like the only way to become competitive again.
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Thats all in Greek or something. I can't understand it.
Their offering to pay the european banks off in feta cheese and kalamata olives. :p

And...they want credit for the hundreds of millions in antiquities pilfered over the last century as part of the deal.
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

prince philip would be one of the Greek stiffs to be returned ????
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Re: Germany wants Greece to give up budget control

I am afraid Prince Philip, duke of Edinburgh, is busy at the moment. According to Wikipedia he is occupied as the "consort" of Elizabeth II.

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