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Posted: 7/3/2015 6:12:25 PM EDT
I currently outside the country and am stuck with CNN international for news.  It is all Greece, all the time.

I suspect that the Greeks spent their way into bankruptcy.  Am I right?

Why would the Europeans get so upset if the Greeks left the Eurozone?
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:14:14 PM EDT
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I currently outside the country and am stuck with CNN international for news.  It is all Greece, all the time.
I suspect that the Greeks spent their way into bankruptcy.  Am I right?
Why would the Europeans get so upset if the Greeks left the Eurozone?
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Because Italy, Spain and Portugal are watching what happens.


 













They hate repaying their debt too.  If Greece defaults and gets away with stealing billions of euros without paying a price, they might default and exit as well.








The EU doesn't want their weird system to fail, but the Greeks are being so, what's the word? Childish? They refuse to face reality and want to keep all the government spending that bankrupted them in place.  Oh, and they would like to have more loans, please.  They won't concede anything despite having no cards to play.  Well that's not right, they know if they get booted from the EU it will ruin the Eurocrats' dream world they built.
 
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:27:43 PM EDT
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When you continually re-elect Santa Claus to public office, he eventually runs out of other people's money to spend.

Them's the breaks.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:32:51 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:34:03 PM EDT
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most EU countries are ran on socialist principles.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:38:36 PM EDT
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True words.

And they apply to the US as well as Greece.

Only difference is that the US can (for the time being) just print more dollars.  Greece cannot just create euros and stay in the EU.

Most likely: Germany and the rest of the EU will give Greece "one more chance to get their house in order"---and then they're REALLY going to get tough.

We've all seen how that plays out with our own children.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:39:52 PM EDT
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I'm bummed because I was influenced by that dam 300 movie.  Why can't they solve their financial probs with a dramatic, homo-erotic sword fight?
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:44:46 PM EDT
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I don't feel any sympathy for the Dev- erm, the Greeks, either.  If you or I rack up mountains of credit card debt, they will repo your car, your house, and everything else.  As well they should; grown-ups deal with their debt.  Pay your fucking bills, asshole!
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Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:46:42 PM EDT
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Or pistols at dawn!

Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:48:39 PM EDT
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gyros and anal sex I love Greece
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:50:17 PM EDT
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Massive welfare fraud and tax cheats will do that.



8500 pensioners supposedly still alive and over 100 years of age.

Very wealthy neighborhoods, full of lawyers and doctors, who claim to only have incomes less than 12000 Euroes per year (i.e. they pay no taxes)

The "island of the Blind" where 680 folks claim to be blind, yet 500 of them have perfect eye sight...





http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3148451/A-island-pretending-blind-benefits-8-500-pensioners-faked-aged-100-lawyers-claim-earn-just-12-000-New-book-reveals-Greeks-cheated-ruin.html
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:50:53 PM EDT
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Fuck em. Let them default and go take back what is owed.

Not really but that is about all that will prevent Italy, Spain and Portugal from following in their footsteps.

The progtards here should see this and realize socialism doesn't work. "But but it will be different this time and the rich need to pay their fair share."  Fucking idiots.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:54:18 PM EDT
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I think I found our group buy island





Link Posted: 7/3/2015 6:57:15 PM EDT
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Fuck em. Let them default and go take back what is owed.

Not really but that is about all that will prevent Italy, Spain and Portugal from following in their footsteps.

The progtards here should see this and realize socialism doesn't work. "But but it will be different this time and the rich need to pay their fair share."  Fucking idiots.
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Yep.  Actually had a girl (insanely hot, too! ) pull that old saw on me once, "Communism would have worked, if the right people had been in charge."
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 7:33:22 PM EDT
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So, the warm weather, mostly Catholic, Medeteranian countries are Europe's FSA?
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 8:10:57 PM EDT
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So, the warm weather, mostly Catholic, Medeteranian countries are Europe's FSA?
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Yes.  It looks like the Irish got their act together though.  They used to be lumped in with them.

 





Link Posted: 7/3/2015 8:47:39 PM EDT
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You care because the Liberals in this country are taking us down the same path as Greece.
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 9:20:19 PM EDT
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I don't feel sympathy for them, I feel ridicule
Link Posted: 7/3/2015 10:17:41 PM EDT
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and yet no matter what happens to Greece, the Americans who voted for Obama (twice!) would GLEEFULLY vote for him a third time, if it were possible to do so.
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Yep, they lack that Nordic or Anglo Saxon Protestant work ethic.  Greeks, Southern Italians, Portuguese, Irish, etc.....all useless people if left to their own devices among each other.
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