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Old 11-12-2010, 01:31 AM   #76
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EU ready to deal with any Irish aid request | Reuters
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:34 AM   #77
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Your ideas intrigue me and I wish to subscribe to them.

I'm hoping if this climate change really gets going and the Gulf Stream shuts down we can turn the country into a massive ski resort.
It all depends on which potato will become your currency.

A ski resort would be cool! One more reason to visit. If your country goes into hyperinflation you can fuel climate change by burning the notes by the billions.
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was this ever in doubt?
it will take Ireland longer to get where it wants to be if they have to accept EU help though
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:14 PM   #79
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it will take Ireland longer to get where it wants to be if they have to accept EU help though
Inclined to agree.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:20 PM   #80
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Will the Irish once again turn to England soil to get themselves the fuck out of Ireland?
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Hopefully not like they did during the nineteenth century. The population was literally halfed.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:56 PM   #82
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Ireland told: Take EU bailout or trigger crisis | Business | The Guardian

This is getting quite hairy.

It almost seems that our government has the balls to tell the ECB and Franco-German axis to piss off. Didn't think they had it in them.
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:37 PM   #85
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There is currently a full scale run on Irish banks in progress. It started a few months ago (well, actually, it probably originally started back in mid 2008 but some of the funds came back in following the goverment bank guarantee in the autumn of that year) and gathered pace in the last ten days. The Irish owned banks are all busted flushes and are dependent on the ECB to the tune of many billions for financing their loan books.

Ireland Goes Bust, Irish Bank Run
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Old 11-16-2010, 06:51 PM   #86
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Thanks Financeguy for the added info. If you don't mind me asking. What is the unemployment rate in Ireland? Is it higher than the U.S?
Sorry, A stor, only just saw your post. I think it is around 14% as compared to around 10% in the US.
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Old 11-16-2010, 07:48 PM   #87
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There were also signs that the UK, Ireland’s neighbour but not a member of the eurozone, was considering providing its own direct loans as part of the aid effort.

George Osborne, UK chancellor, was considering billions of pounds in loans to help the bail out, a move likely to be more palatable to his Conservative party’s Eurosceptic members than joining in an EU package.
FT.com / Europe - Debt crisis team heads for Dublin

This is encouraging. If we must take a loan I would rather we take it from a friendly neighbour that has been a beacon of civilisation and democracy around the globe for centuries than from the foreigners in Europe who have started an economic war against us.
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Sorry, A stor, only just saw your post. I think it is around 14% as compared to around 10% in the US.
I heard this tonight on BBC America, along with William and Kate's engagement. Then, it was said. Wouldn't the Irish love having a "royal family" to take their minds off of the economy. WTF? Ireland's history is filled with kings and queens, until.......well we all know what happened there.
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This is encouraging. If we must take a loan I would rather we take it from a friendly neighbour that has been a beacon of civilisation and democracy around the globe for centuries than from the foreigners in Europe who have started an economic war against us.
I don't blame you. My family, we live according to our modest means. Every day in the mail I am recieving letters to invite me to take out loans, credit cards and etc. I don't do it. I own my home, no mortgage. Just yearly property taxes and home owners insurance. I have no credit card debt. I am staying put. I don't need a lot, but I want to keep what I so worked hard to achieve. Must be the Irish in me.
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Sorry, A stor, only just saw your post. I think it is around 14% as compared to around 10% in the US.
The 10% unemployment figure is bogus, a statistic bandied about by the government to hide the real number, which is probably closer to 13%-14%, with underemployment driving those numbers even higher.

It's bad everywhere.
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