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Re: greek bashing

ahh douglas I LOVE it - and repeat it - A gamisou Malaka. keep smiling everyone life gives all countries different challenges !!
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Old 04.10.2011, 12:23
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Yes of course, GREED!
I bet you have never asked for a salary increase.
Of course I have. Because I am worth it!
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Old 04.10.2011, 12:45
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So if lowering wages and not paying taxes are out as a "profit strategy", what do you suggest then? Any Greek export industries other than feta (to an extent), olive oil (subsidized) or Metaxa *****?
Did I say anything about not paying taxes? Or is it that you enjoy the irony just for the sake of it! Did I not say that agriculture needs to change? What about truffles, snails, pecans, peanuts and many other produce high in demand elsewhere. What about agritourism or cultural tourism! Now, if you want to continue being ironic when I try to make a civilized discussion, fine.
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Old 04.10.2011, 12:47
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We are not talking about an underdeveloped country !
No?
Patents per head anyone?
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Old 04.10.2011, 12:51
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Did I say anything about not paying taxes? Or is it that you enjoy the irony just for the sake of it! Did I not say that agriculture needs to change? What about truffles, snails, pecans, peanuts and many other produce high in demand elsewhere. What about agritourism or cultural tourism! Now, if you want to continue being ironic when I try to make a civilized discussion, fine.
You can turn it any way you want - the Greek government spent more money than they had. Not once in an emergency, but over decades. They used it to buy one of the most modern Navies in the world, have an military as well as bureacratic elite that lived well from the money the government took as credit for decades.

Making protests on Athens streets NOW is too late - nothing can be changed as there is no bloody way that agritourism will get you out of that debt.

Pecanut that!
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Old 04.10.2011, 12:55
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You can turn it any way you want - the Greek government spent more money than they had. Not once in an emergency, but over decades. They used it to buy one of the most modern Navies in the world, have an military as well as bureacratic elite that lived well from the money the government took as credit for decades.

Making protests on Athens streets NOW is too late - nothing can be changed as there is no bloody way that agritourism will get you out of that debt.

Pecanut that!
Sure! Of course, you know everything. I've had enough with this discussion. Keep on with your irony!
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Sure! Of course, you know everything. I've had enough with this discussion. Keep on with your irony!
I must say that I find it ironic that, despite your repeated use of the word, you clearly don't know what "ironic" means.


Anyhoooooser, I do like your idea of increasing salaries and lowering prices in Greece - I can almost hear 80 million Germans slapping their foreheads and saying to each other "Of course! How stupid of us to have not thought of that! Well, thank goodness someone here is on the ball! "
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Old 04.10.2011, 13:32
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Just keep on bullying!
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Old 04.10.2011, 13:41
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Just keep on lending!

Fixed that for you
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Old 04.10.2011, 13:50
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china did help by buying up some portuguese bonds. but they got so badly burned that they're probably not eager to lose more money. china has its own problems to deal with and their taxpayers are no happier to bail out other countries than german taxpayers.
China in the past 3 years has possibly invested more into the Greek economy (harbours, shipping companies, banks etc) than most other people. Which means investments into companies who will go on, whatever happens. China has bought as many as Switzerland and Japan, which is a lot. So that I think that China by all this has qualified for a major role in the world of the future
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Old 04.10.2011, 15:03
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Fixed that for you
Thank you! Nice! You work in advertising or what?
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Old 04.10.2011, 16:17
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Sure! Of course, you know everything. I've had enough with this discussion. Keep on with your irony!
Sadly, I wasn't joking. I'd really prefer you guys would know how to deal with money. Honestly. Cause I like the Euro and the EU. But there had to be some bad nuts in the bunch. If it was only you, we'd simply kick you out. But it is all those southern countries full of waster.
We should finally admit that the EU isn't working this way and allow the core countries - Germany, France and the Benelux - to go ahead as they planned for two decades. The others can follow if they want to and when they are ready - instead of blocking all initiatives with veto rights in Brussels.
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Re: greek bashing

I like how this thread went.

Greeks: "Greek bashing shouldn't be taken too far!"
Others: "Yeah, we sympathize and it's uncool."
Greeks: "Yeah, plus all the criticisms are completely invalid BS!"
Others: "Weeell, they're sort of valid. But it's cool."
Greeks: "Nu-uh!"
Others: "Umm, ya-uh. Here's some proof."
Greeks: "....... Agamisou, malaka."

Never change, EF.
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Old 04.10.2011, 16:24
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Sadly, I wasn't joking. I'd really prefer you guys would know how to deal with money. Honestly. Cause I like the Euro and the EU. But there had to be some bad nuts in the bunch. If it was only you, we'd simply kick you out. But it is all those southern countries full of waster.
We should finally admit that the EU isn't working this way and allow the core countries - Germany, France and the Benelux - to go ahead as they planned for two decades. The others can follow if they want to and when they are ready - instead of blocking all initiatives with veto rights in Brussels.
there is a different mentality with the north and south. you can even see it within the same country (e.g. italy).

there's nothing inherently wrong with greece being in the euro, it was just wrong that people gave the impression that the ECB or Germany would backstop the greek debts.

they should have come out and said unequivocally that too much was being lent to greece, they are going to default and when they do, germany and the ECB will not be there to bail you out - so lend more at your own risk.
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I like how this thread went.

Greeks: "Greek bashing shouldn't be taken too far!"
Others: "Yeah, we sympathize and it's uncool."
Greeks: "Yeah, plus all the criticisms are completely invalid BS!"
Others: "Weeell, they're sort of valid. But it's cool."
Greeks: "Nu-uh!"
Others: "Umm, ya-uh. Here's some proof."
Greeks: "....... Agamisou, malaka."

Never change, EF.
Did you really follow the discussion? I would say it went like that:
Greeks: "People are bashing Greeks in this forum! Give us a break as it is not easy on us and it is not our personal fault"
Others: "Greeks are cheaters who live in luxury thanks to other countries."
Greeks: "There are many people who tax evade, yes you are right, there are numerous problems with the Greek system however this is not true of all Greeks, there are many who work really hard, do not tax evade, get nothing in return, low salaries, high prices etc".
Others: "All Greeks are cheaters (very mature by the way)."
Greeks: "No it is not true, I have worked really hard, I paid taxes..."
Others: "Yeah right...(no personal insult, no irony at all-sorry I used the word again) like you worked hard (like you know the other person and insult).
Greeks: "Aei gamisou..(righfully as personal insults seem to be common on this thread)."

PS: Noone said that other countries need to keep bailing out Greece, plus I focused on what should happen if they are bailed out...the point is not keep getting money but become a self-sustained country. What happened on this thread is that people became really agressive to the Greek members of the forum, blaming them for everything. I am sorry if you cannot see that...
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Did you really follow the discussion? I would say it went like that:
Greeks: "People are bashing Greeks in this forum!
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Blah blah blah
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Ironically enough, it's ironic that you should ask Russkov "Did you really follow the discussion?", when you clearly didn't.


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i'm really tired of people's comments about greece and greeks (and more IRL rather than here).
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i am the op! did you read my posts before taking one line out of context?! that's pathetic!
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i am the op! did you read my posts before taking one line out of context?! that's pathetic!
No, I didn't read a single one of them - I just picked it out entirely at random and by sheer luck it happened to be entirely contradictory to the other poster's blatantly false assertion.
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if i was not writing from my mobile i could provide you with a lit of examples of what i said in this thread ro privw you wrong. hey, are you a blick journalist by any chance? if you took the sentences aroubd the line you chose you would see what i meant with my thread. but you obviously don't want to.
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Sadly, I wasn't joking. I'd really prefer you guys would know how to deal with money. Honestly. Cause I like the Euro and the EU. But there had to be some bad nuts in the bunch. If it was only you, we'd simply kick you out. But it is all those southern countries full of waster.
We should finally admit that the EU isn't working this way and allow the core countries - Germany, France and the Benelux - to go ahead as they planned for two decades. The others can follow if they want to and when they are ready - instead of blocking all initiatives with veto rights in Brussels.
Well, you of course know what the German idea about the E.U. is, but the idea of Belgians and French was and is that the E.U. should be THE European organisation, including as much of Europe as possible and not just a few core countries around Germany. And Italy was one of the founders of the Montan-Union>EEC>E.U. . And while of course Portugal, Spain and Italy HAVE their problems, none of them is as badly off as Greece

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