It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by drphilxr
reply to post by Dreine
I'm glad you brought up this topic. Americans ignore Greece. I can't.
My relatives are in hell. But they also laughed for years about not paying taxes.
We need to slap ourselves awake. We need to pay more taxes - enough more.
Our debt - somehow - isn't as bad. And we have - for now - a federal reserve which
Greece doesn't. Somehow, something tells me - it could still, definitely happen here.
In the same fashion.
Originally posted by Extralien
It saddens me to know that people may have their entire power supply cut, possibly across an entire country...
Yet the latest breaking news on the BBC site is about how some 90 year old fart has gone to hospital with a bladder infection and is going to miss the queens jubilee.. Hurry up and pop your clogs and then we can get on with the real news that's real important and worth doing something about instead of propping you up in your hospital bed at tax payers expense..
and what's with this damned global laser 'light up' thing.. who is paying for that? What a waste... Not just of money but of manpower and resources when it could all be put to better use elsewhere..
If energy was free and nobody had to work (with an automated society) then I'd say party on dude..
My thoughts are with the people of Greece... and Spain, Portugal, Ireland etc etc...
Originally posted by Dreine
reply to post by AnonymousCitizen
Agreed. I've been in Greece in the summer months before... it can be very hot. So even if people were thinking about .ing there for some vacation time, no power = no dice. I feel very sorry for those Greek people who are hard working, and I even feel sorry for those who really didn't work hard.
It's not easy to watch the birthplace of democracy die. Not one bit.
Originally posted by pause4thought
reply to post by WalterRatlos
I really enjoyed your informative posts.
What do you think will happen if the money supply virtually dries up? What percentage of the people will engage in violent protest? How will the government react?
I hear there is already a significant amount of bartering going on. Do you foresee that becoming a widespread reaction from the populace?
Originally posted by Danbones
Only by doing what Iceland did does any country stand a chance against these theiving, murdering, child raping, bastwholios...
Originally posted by samkent
I love how the 'banksters' keep getting the blame.
They are not the only ones getting six weeks vacation.
They are not the only ones retiring at 50.
They are not the only ones with cradle to grave free med insurance.
When the gov workers found out they were not going to get an increase in pay they worked out a deal to recieve 13 monthly paychecks in a 12 month year.
And yet it's all the 'banksters' fault.