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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 11:39 am    Post subject: eurostrike Reply with quote

That is a first, nice :-)
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European Union workers stage anti-austerity protests and strikes
Trade unions are staging a series of demonstrations and "general strikes" across the European Union to protest at austerity measures that are blamed for driving up unemployment and pushing down growth.


There is a growing backlash against cuts to public services and "internal devaluation" policies that have targeted wages and Europe's high level of social protection in a bid to restore competitiveness to the EU's highly indebted economies.
The picture is pretty grim. This year unemployment is expected to reach 10.5 per cent in the EU and 11.3 per cent in the euro area – record levels.
EU forecasts predict joblessness rates will climb even further, hitting 10.9 per cent in the EU, over 26 million people out of work, and 11.8 per cent in the euro area in 2013.
In Greece, unemployment is 23.6 per cent, reaching 54 per cent among young people. One thousand Greeks are losing their jobs every day.
Spain, a country that was not in debt before the banking crisis in 2008 and was often cited as an EU growth model, youth unemployment has hit over 55 per cent and the recession is still deepening.

Trade unions blame austerity for hitting demand and acting as a drag on growth at a time of economic recession triggered by the financial crisis.

A widespread feeling of injustice has been fuelled because governments have ratcheted up borrowing worth £3.7 trillion (€4.6trn) to support failing European banks while making deep and painful cuts to social provisions in often desperate and heavy attempts to balance the books.
To compound popular anger, the austerity programmes for eurozone have been drafted and imposed from above by the European Commission in Brussels and the EU's Central Bank in Frankfurt.
Debt programmes have been directly imposed by the EU and International Monetary Fund "troika" in Greece, Portugal and Ireland, countries that have effectively been stripped on their economic sovereignty.
Greece, which has been run by the EU since 2010, has seen over a quarter of its economy wiped out amid high levels of social disintegration, including the rise of an extremist far-Right party linked to the police.
Coordinating the strikes and protests, involving 40 unions in 23 European countries, the European Trade Union Confederation in Brussels has attacked austerity as a "total dead end" which "must be abandoned".
"In some countries, people's exasperation is reaching a peak," said ETUC general secretary Bernadette Segol. "We need urgent solutions to get the economy back on track, not stifle it with austerity. Europe's leaders are wrong not to listen to the anger of the people who are taking to the streets."


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:04 pm    Post subject: Re: eurostrike Reply with quote

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We need urgent solutions to get the economy back on track,


Too late I fear.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a great idea. People attempting to improve the economy by refusing to work. What part of "too much debt" is so hard to understand?
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What a great idea. People attempting to improve the economy by refusing to work. What part of "too much debt" is so hard to understand?

As opposed to what? Working extra hard? That'll show 'em.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What a great idea. People attempting to improve the economy by refusing to work. What part of "too much debt" is so hard to understand?


Well at least in Italy, there were very few workers striking, most demonstrators were students and antagonists that just took the occasion to attack the police :-)

Very nice the images of a small group of students with nazi flags attacking a Synagogue in Rome shouting 'Saddam Saddam' ..........

Don't ask me what it means, or what is supposed to mean .... I guess they were disturbed and very very confused ...

Wait a minute .... I remembered this, I guess it was a group of nazi muzzies, they do really exists :-) :-)
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2012 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What a great idea. People attempting to improve the economy by refusing to work. What part of "too much debt" is so hard to understand?

As opposed to what? Working extra hard? That'll show 'em.

Who is "them"? I thought socialism was all about everyone being shipmates or brothers.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What a great idea. People attempting to improve the economy by refusing to work. What part of "too much debt" is so hard to understand?

As opposed to what? Working extra hard? That'll show 'em.


Do as your told. remove regulation and lower corporate taxes and all will be good. oh wait. you did that. The problem obviously is that you didn't do it ENOUGH. More more more.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What a great idea. People attempting to improve the economy by refusing to work. What part of "too much debt" is so hard to understand?

Imagine you go on strike and nobody notices.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone refusing to work must not need a job.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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BoneKracker wrote:
What a great idea. People attempting to improve the economy by refusing to work. What part of "too much debt" is so hard to understand?

Imagine you go on strike and nobody notices.

Reminds me of when I was four years old and my mother was trying to make me eat a poached egg. I decided to hold my breath and teach her a lesson. She laughed at me.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do as you're told! That's the American Dream :lol: :lol: :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

More like individual rights and individual responsibility, a central thesis of classical liberalism, which enlightened Europeans once held in high regard, before they impoverished themselves through constant aggression and then stupidly resorted to socialism, which turned them into a bunch of helpless drones.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw title "eurostrike" and thought this thread was about Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his 4 goals against England :lol:
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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More like individual rights and individual responsibility, a central thesis of classical liberalism, which enlightened Europeans once held in high regard, before they impoverished themselves through constant aggression and then stupidly resorted to socialism, which turned them into a bunch of helpless drones.
Have you done as you were told today already? LIVE THE DREAM! :lol::lol::lol:

American corporate drones are so pathetic, so depending, so afraid.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Dr.Willy wrote:
BoneKracker wrote:
What a great idea. People attempting to improve the economy by refusing to work. What part of "too much debt" is so hard to understand?

Imagine you go on strike and nobody notices.

Reminds me of when I was four years old and my mother was trying to make me eat a poached egg. I decided to hold my breath and teach her a lesson. She laughed at me.

Soooo … did you eat the poached egg?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. I sat there like a little bastard until it was time to leave for Peter Pan Playschool, around 10:30 AM, and showed her who the boss was. It has become family legend; she says the headache just wasn't worth it. I also, at age 8, responded to her telling me "you are not the center of the world, you know", with, "Yes I am, 'cause that's a matter of perspective!" :lol:

But, that doesn't mean it wasn't bone-headed and stupid. Eggs are good for a growing boy. Humility is a bit harder.
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