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Old 20.07.2012, 10:36
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non-Grynch news: The Onion has plans for the European Debt Crisis Solutions

European Debt Crisis Solutions

As the debt crisis continues to batter Europe’s finances, many countries, including Greece, Spain, and Italy, have been forced to impose severe austerity measures. Here are some of the efforts being taken to tighten budgets:

Austria: $5 surcharge every time anyone in the world watches The Sound Of Music
Italy: Suspending all sewage and trash pickup services, effective 1993
Greece: Government to lay off thousands of government-employed antigovernment protesters
The Netherlands: Releasing part two of Anne Frank’s diary
Finland: Increasing one of those European-sounding taxes, like the GATT, or the VAT, or the SCRAT, or whatever
Andorra: Tourism board charged with really getting the word out there about Andorra.
Poland: World War II–related tours now cost the usual price plus whatever is in one’s pockets and also that watch
Portugal: Quietly breaking away from Spain in the middle of the night and floating across the Atlantic in search of a better life
Germany: Subtly reminding the rest of Europe what happened last time they faced hyperinflation
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Old 20.07.2012, 10:58
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Re: non-Grynch news: The Onion has plans for the European Debt Crisis Solutions

This is horrible! how could a new source think about publishing something like this? Where could they get a staff to believe such things??!!!???



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This is horrible! how could a new source think about publishing something like this? Where could they get a staff to believe such things??!!!???



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Re: non-Grynch news: The Onion has plans for the European Debt Crisis Solutions

Portugal sailed away in the night, slipped down a time hole, attached itself to the West coast of North America, and renamed itself "California".

"It's all San Andreas' fault", Sue Nami laughed.
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Old 20.07.2012, 11:05
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Re: non-Grynch news: The Onion has plans for the European Debt Crisis Solutions

Spain

The disgusting part is the banks had acted like greedy pricks and created a crises beyong understanding of consequences and now it is us, the population who has to pay for it. All prices are going up in groceries, stores, gaz, electricity, water,health insurances, etc.

Prices of apartments are still high and their is no show of going down anytime soon like it was expected. Banks are holding a lot of empties apartment to keep the market high. They should be forced to sell them and get rid of all the sleeping assets.

Again, the population is the donkey.
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Old 20.07.2012, 11:21
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Spain

The disgusting part is the banks had acted like greedy pricks and created a crises beyong understanding of consequences and now it is us, the population who has to pay for it. All prices are going up in groceries, stores, gaz, electricity, water,health insurances, etc.

Prices of apartments are still high and their is no show of going down anytime soon like it was expected. Banks are holding a lot of empties apartment to keep the market high. They should be forced to sell them and get rid of all the sleeping assets.

Again, the population is the donkey.
all joking aside from the article.. you are right, it is sad, and the every day people are the ones who suffer the most
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Again, the population is the donkey.
As long as society continues to reward the Banksters, nothing will change.
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As long as society continues to reward the Banksters, nothing will change.
I know. But being directly affected makes things get quite obvious and very hard to accept.
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