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Re: EU Elections

Postby Kane » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:21 am

Took some time but Syriza ftw.

Here's to the EU f**k itself and the ECB looking powerless.
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Re: EU Elections

Postby The Comrade » Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:27 am

so are you cheering on syriza because they're intentionally trying to make germany force them out of the eurozone?
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Re: EU Elections

Postby Kane » Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:59 am

No, I'm wholly frustrated with the EU. They're about as United as my ass cheeks when methane escapes from my bowels.
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Re: EU Elections

Postby eynon81 » Tue Jan 27, 2015 8:59 am

maybe they should have started with something a little smaller?
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Re: EU Elections

Postby Saz » Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:02 am

EU pwned. Just when the ECB was starting to sort it's shit out too.
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Re: EU Elections

Postby Kane » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:46 pm

Tomorrow should be fun. I don't see (maybe I just don't to envision it) Greece leaving the Euro but I do see a lot of volatility coming. A lot of people have been out in the press reassuring everybody that some deal will be had - I don't think Syriza is going home empty handed.
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Re: EU Elections

Postby Kane » Fri Mar 06, 2015 2:11 am

gla22 wrote:Why I like Marie le Pen

Anti immigration:
Why would France, a country with high unemployment, lots of social services and western liberal cultural want a bunch of uneducated, poor, predominately Muslim, immigrants? France and Europe in general need more immigrants like Africa needs more AIDs.

Supports a middle of the road protectionism:
Allowing for moderate tariffs to protect local industries and maintain jobs within France

Regulation of the financial sector:
Regulation and possible nationalization of parts of the financial sector to lower borrowing costs for France, prevent bubbles, and providing more revenue for the French gov

Lowering corporate tax rate:
Lowering the corporate tax rate to drive growth with special preferences to profit sharing business models like collectives

and more...


I thought of you when I read this article:

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If Marie wins in 2017 and has France leave the EU, devastation will ensue. Here she is commenting on just that:

We are told it is going to be catastrophic — that it will rain frogs, that the Seine will turn into a river of blood. It is the apocalypse, according to Barroso, Juncker and Co. There aren’t that many practical problems.”


That graph should be terrifying for the EU body as a whole.
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