reply to post by wx4caster
i like democracy, i am not a fan of socialism. if europe is so great then why dont you have millions flocking to your country? what happened to the
euro? the EU? you have your own problems. we have ours.
Ehrmm..as a matter of fact, I can answer all of those questions:
(1) Actually, we have "millions flocking". We can hardly stem the influx of legal&illegal immigrants from, mostly ,northern Africa and from the
former eastern block. So, fortune-seekers aplenty.
(2)It's about 1,5 times more worth than a USDollar,and rising.
(3) The EU is about to become a rather powerfull entity, with most European banks already having a shockingly large stake in the American economy.(ING
It almost cost their necks, but because of the inherent frugality of European banks, the crisis wasn't as devastating in the EU as it was for
America.(And no, there was no "Scadenfreude" when TSHTF in America.
Far from it, Europeans in general felt really bad for the Americans when the giant-ponzi-scheme called "Sub-Prime mortgages" had a reality-check and
imploded, taking The American people, the house owners, car-industry etc. with them. We "socio-commie" and whatnot Europeans have this strange,
frightening affliction called "empathy" I hope it is really contagious though, so fairness and understanding will reign at last.
Yes, we are idealists ,Socialism commie-liberal-marxist(I am running out of adjectives for us deplorable Europeans here) scary FreeThinkers.
Oh, and by the by: EUROPE IS NOT A COUNTRY!!!!!!!
When will You Americans even TRY to understand the federation-like , connected economies of
Europe? We're still individual countries, waay more individual than your "states" could even dream of.
To boot:great Britain is not Europe. They did their utter best to keep " Europe" out of their country, with the sad result that the once "hard"
Pound Sterling was reduced to a shadow of it's former self.
I see too much referring to GB if socialized healthcare comes in the discussion. Their NHS is not like the systems on our side of the channel. We DO
have single-payer ,however, everyone is free to choose the insurer he/she likes for additional "perks".
It is a bit too complex too go at it indepth, but be asured that it works bloody well in providing fair&affordable healthcare for everyone(even
dentistry is included, a luxury that even Canada does not have) without huge waiting lists(those legendary "waiting lists" being the biggest bucket
'o'crap the anti-healthcare lobby has tried to force feed the populace), especially for life-threatening afflictions..
We have our problems, but they pale in comparison to the ones America faces at the moment, being morally bankrupt in the highest echelons of finance
Take a look at the sudden resurgance of bonuses on Wallstreet and in banks. And take a good, hard look at the smug faces of the bank bosses, when they
defend said bonuses!
People that try to "divide&conquer" over the heads of ordinary, hard-working Joes. Mis-information being the tool of choice.. (Oh, and why is the
spending of a couple of billion on overly-complex planes to kill people in a far-away country possible ,but 1 or 2 billion for affordable healthcare a
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