posted on May, 6 2010 @ 06:58 PM
Originally posted by crichton13
I'm really happy that so many Yank Investors have potentially had their ill gotten gains wiped clean.
After all, it was all YOU YANKS that CAUSED this bloody WORLD ECONOMIC CRISIS in the first place.
Us poor buggers in Europe, as usual, have had to skip along behind, blindly carrying you along afterwards and soaking up your COCK-UPS.
I REALLY do hope that the WHOLE CORRUPT AND MONEY GRABBING SYSTEM OF AMERICAN BANKING AND FINANCE COLLAPSES ONTO ITSELF.
At least then, we innocents here in Europe and other Countries can at least TRY to re-build our economies based on a more fairer and just system -
perhaps from the East, that will bring a more stable fianicial situation.
HERE'S HOPING THAT ANY CHANGE IN UK GOVT WILL HERALD A FINAL CUT IN THIS RIDICULOUS "SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP" THAT EXISTS BETWEEN THE UK AND THE US.
A 'special relationship' that has, since WW2 (remember that one Yanks - that was the one where we in the UK saw FIRST that the NAZI's were bad BUT,
YOU LOT held out for 3 years before you r own interests were threatened and you cynically decided to become involved??!!!) been based on on what I can
only summize is a language. A language that is English but that is the ONLY similarity between the UK and the US.
Good riddance to BAD BLOOD I say...
Let me first say that I respect your view and your entitled to it. That's what we generally strive for here in the states. You have some points
although not valid.
We knew what world War II was all about and what Hitler wanted to do. Americans would not back another war with Germany without good cause. That being
the case we sent arms and money to tide you over. Then we let Pearl Harbor more or less happen so we would have a rally cry for getting in to save
Europe in WW2.
Many of the Institutions running markets here and as well as the education system were started by those from the UK. For example Harvard in 1636.
On a side note to the Goldman Sachs issue at hand:
On December 4, 1928, it launched the Goldman Sachs Trading Corp. a closed-end fund with characteristics similar to that of a Ponzi scheme. The fund
failed as a result of the Stock Market Crash of 1929, hurting the firm's reputation for several years afterward. Of this case and others like
Blue Ridge Corporation  and Shenandoah Corporation  John Kenneth Galbraith wrote: The Autumn of 1929 was, perhaps, the first occasion when men
succeeded on a large scale in swindling themselves.
[edit on 6-5-2010 by IntelRetard]