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  • A Grexit Will Ultimately Make The Euro Stronger [View instapost]
    Darren are you privy to the statistics of what percentage of Greeks took early retirement and how much that retirement check was?
    The United States and Canada are Unions and they pay taxes to support the financial underprivileged in their countries without expecting an interest payment. I retired 15 years ago and part of my income is from Social Security and I my tax base is probably a lot less than yours so you pay more taxes - all forms of wealth or financial distribution. You may not like to pay for social networks but you do to stay a part of this society which I think you are probably receiving many benefits.
    Jul 8, 2015. 04:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Syriza Really Want? [View article]
    As I recall the rest of the allies forgave 100% of Germany's war debt.
    Jul 8, 2015. 04:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Grexit Will Ultimately Make The Euro Stronger [View instapost]
    I think I answered that in my post above.
    Jul 8, 2015. 03:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Grexit Will Ultimately Make The Euro Stronger [View instapost]
    The EU is not a bank. The EU is a union of States and redistribution of wealth is a fact of life in a union of Countries/States, there has to be some protection for the weaker members. Maybe the Germans should get out of the Euro and see how they like their export numbers after competing internationally using Deutschmarks.
    Jul 8, 2015. 03:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Syriza Really Want? [View article]
    Nonsense, just because they have the hard left part of the Government? As mentioned in a previous comment many of the countries on Latin America have Hard leftist Governments and are not failed States.
    Jul 8, 2015. 02:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Grexit Will Ultimately Make The Euro Stronger [View instapost]
    Darren there has to be a mechanism by which the EU PIGS are able to share in the prosperity. Merkel and her hardliners have profited handsomely from the Euro being weaker due the weak economies of the PIGS keeping the Euro weaker so time to get off the "do it like us" soapbox make changes.
    I admittedly borrowed the following post but I think it is worth reading:
    "The Greek people democratically elected the Syriza party on an anti-austerity revolutionary platform. Here's an example of where an elected party lives up to what it ran on and everyone hates them for it. They didn't run on a pro-business, they ran on Tspiras renegiotiating the debt. And to this very second, that's exactly what he's doing. What's the problem? Oh, the problem is that what outsiders expect is for a political party to say one thing to the people who elected them and another to the corporate wolves looking to swallow up their country. The problem is the world expects Greece to lie down like Spain, accept 30 years of austerity as a punishment and turn itself into a beer garden for British tourists. But that's not happening. And that irks the pro-Euro zealots someone has the balls to stand up to them."
    Jul 8, 2015. 02:31 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Syriza Really Want? [View article]
    Mike713 - hope you don't mind me hijacking your post to answer an American pro-Euro zealot contributor.
    Great post so I "borrowed it.......
    Jul 8, 2015. 02:25 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Syriza Really Want? [View article]
    Shareholers U do you recall just how Greece was able to enter the EU?
    Jul 8, 2015. 02:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • United Airlines flights in U.S. get grounded [View news story]
    yeah and while they are at it bring back Pan Am.
    Jul 8, 2015. 01:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • NYSE: Halt due to technical issue, not cyber breach [View news story]
    Huh, kind of reminds me the Chinese companies halting trading of their stocks, maybe better to just stop the whole exchange - we North Americans think big.
    Jul 8, 2015. 01:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Panic Spreads As Chinese Exchanges Near Shutdown [View article]
    What was that song of yore "Send in the Clowns"?
    Jul 8, 2015. 09:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Panic Spreads As Chinese Exchanges Near Shutdown [View article]
    or the tea baggers on the left
    Jul 8, 2015. 09:44 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shock expressed as Greece has no new plan [View news story]
    Bubba1 I read these accounts of all the Greeks living on the dole here on SA but the statistics I see reported says another thing. Anecdotally I am sure there are many cases of Greeks that don't work the American Standard of 40 hours a week and overtime off the clock BUT I do not think its the norm. I think its more "the norm" to want to work but there are no jobs available and retirment is a pipe-dream.

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    Jul 7, 2015. 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shock expressed as Greece has no new plan [View news story]
    AA, you are telling me what should of happened, don't disagree however the Greeks DID get the loans and now the question is "What to do to stop the breakdown of Greek society, chaos and riots?"

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    Jul 7, 2015. 07:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shock expressed as Greece has no new plan [View news story]
    Bubba1 looking at the unemployment statistics of Greece I doubt that there are many Greeks living the good life, more like "how do I get food on the table today". The Eurogroup expected Tsipras to have a plan but he doesn't, "why?" because austerity or not there is no way the Greeks can pay back the debt so I imagine he said "I expected you guys to have a plan - you don't?"

    Bubb1 I am also curious as to what is so saintly about working 60 hours a week, seems kind of dumb when life is so short.
    Jul 7, 2015. 05:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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