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Old 01-19-2009, 09:02 PM   #31
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Don't worry about the guns. We've got plenty here. And butter? What are you trying to kill me? We use olive oil now. Much healthier you know.
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Old 01-21-2009, 05:42 PM   #32
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I gave up butter years ago and I have never used a gun. Don't like them.
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Old 01-22-2009, 08:40 PM   #33
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MARY ELLEN SYNON: There IS a country worse off than us... how Ireland was destroyed by obscene greed - and the Euro | Mail Online

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Yes, Britain is losing 2,500 jobs a day and home repossessions have nearly doubled in a year. And indeed British banks are on death-watch, the economy is likely to shrink by almost three percent this year, and the high streets are desolate. Savers are being robbed of interest, and industry is in despair.
Still, I can offer you one light in the darkness. Just look across to Ireland and see how much worse things would be now if Britain had joined the euro.
Bleak times: Property developer Sean Dunne and his second wife Gayle Killilea, who is 20 years younger, took 44 friends on their honeymoon cruise on a yacht once owned by tycoon Aristotle Onassis - but now they face tough times as the 'Celtic Tiger' economy falters
What we have in Ireland is Exhibit A in the case against the United Kingdom ever surrendering sterling to Europe.
Ireland has been in the euro since it was launched ten years ago. During those ten years, the euro and its European Central Bank turned a healthy, growing Irish economy of the 1990s into a fake-boom economy of property bubbles, consumer debt and reckless bankers.
Now it has all crashed. The Irish are facing perhaps a decade of stagnation and high tax.
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Old 01-24-2009, 11:31 AM   #34
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Same shite over here......this problem is global, not limited to one or two countries.
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Old 01-24-2009, 04:20 PM   #35
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If we ever sign up to the Euro, I'd personally gun down in cold blood the person who signed the deal

This poxy government is taking us back to the 3 day week of the 70's, nice one Labour
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Old 01-30-2009, 09:27 PM   #36
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Ireland economy to shrink by 4.7 percent - Sky News Video Player
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:59 AM   #37
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I saw something like this on BBC America, last night. Is it mostly the building industry? New homes and such? Maryland, U.S.A. has lower unemployment that some other states, because most of our jobs are in the retail, small business, Health Fields and Technology. How are these jobs in Ireland? Any layoffs? I know parts of Ireland depend on tourism, but with Americans tightening their purse strings and paying off their credit debt, asap. You wont being seeing too many of us visiting the Emerald Isle. Anytime soon.
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Old 02-11-2009, 06:51 PM   #38
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We are toast.
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Old 02-12-2009, 10:30 AM   #39
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I'm sorry to hear of this Finance Guy. I know things are bad in the states, but I was praying it wouldn't effect other countries. That this would be isolated and we would be able to correct our own economy. Before, it went global.

For what it's worth. I have always lived a modest life style. My town home is payed for and I have no credit debt. I never did use credit cards. If I can't afford. I don't buy it.

I hope things get better in the Emerald Isle, soon.
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I hope Bono's OK.








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I hope Bono's OK.








Sorry, couldn't help myself.
well maybe if Bono had actually paid his taxes in Ireland they wouldn't be in such a mess
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Old 02-12-2009, 11:14 AM   #42
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Royalty(ies) and taxes don't mix
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well maybe if Bono had actually paid his taxes in Ireland they wouldn't be in such a mess



What's going on FG?
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Old 02-12-2009, 06:26 PM   #44
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I'm sorry to hear of this Finance Guy. I know things are bad in the states, but I was praying it wouldn't effect other countries. That this would be isolated and we would be able to correct our own economy. Before, it went global.
It was already global before it happened.
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