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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:32 pm

What more can I say........ :roll:

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Postby ksl » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:36 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What more can I say........ :roll:

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It comes and goes for years, just like these discussions, nothing gets done. So you are right it is just wind compared to the actions of other countries. :wink:

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:53 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:What more can I say........ :roll:

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Does this apply to all internet forum chat?

Or does
'Does anyone know where I can buy durum wheat flour?'
- 'Oh yes, you can but it from Jason's at Tanglin'

get a pass?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 12:56 pm

ksl, unfortunately, that post wasn't for you, but directed to Aster. In your case, your post sounds like you are still on the barons. You need to get out the dictionary to see the difference between illegal aliens and slaves. Walmart? Sure they have a class action suit, but has nothing to do with slave labour, but has everything to do with people accepting what was dished out to them. Nobody had them chained to the company.

And JayCee is absolutely correct in his statement. The fact that we are all of immigrant stock originally (with the exception of the Red Indian) means that we all decided to make the country work. We all had a common culture and while our ethnic cultures may differ, our country culture remains strong. We can bicker amongst ourselves, but watch what happens when somebody from outside tries it. The whole country bands together, black, white, brown, red, yellow or purple, makes no difference. Unless you've lived there, there is nothing on this earth that will make you understand.

English is the mother tongue as it was English that was the tongue of the original settlers (I know, the American Indians, yadda, yadda, yadda) so anybody arriving would necessarily have to be able to speak English in order to communicate with the country as a whole. Spanish is probably the second largest language in the US now, but most speak English as well if they are legal immigrants.

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Postby ksl » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 1:22 pm

SMS:The fact that we are all of immigrant stock originally (
My bad! You deserve the medal of honour, you beat my own 57 varieties :lol: so of course you wouldn't have any identity problems if you have been there since the civil war, so we wasn't far off your age then :wink: :lol: :P Must admit you do look quite young in the flesh, I'm a little envious.

My research shows your largest family tree in Tennessee, can that be right! Not many of you listed, I'm looking for your roots :lol: Your name is actually Middle English between c.1100 and 1500.c

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 2:23 pm

Roots are in Germany. Most are around Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland. Those from the south are a different family tree as the current spelling of my surname was done at Ellis Island when the Grandparent's immigrated from Germany after WWI. (Americans have a problem with the vowels æ together [like Mærsk] so immigration officers wrote the name phonetically). Dad is 1st-born US Citizen. Grandparent's accepted the US so much so, that once in the US, they refused to speak German again, therefore Dad speaks no German & I never heard a word of German in my G-parents house as a child. But that didn't stop the German foods though! :cool:

My mother's side does go way back to the revolutionary war though.

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Postby ksl » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 3:07 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Roots are in Germany. Most are around Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland. Those from the south are a different family tree as the current spelling of my surname was done at Ellis Island when the Grandparent's immigrated from Germany after WWI. (Americans have a problem with the vowels æ together [like Mærsk] so immigration officers wrote the name phonetically). Dad is 1st-born US Citizen. Grandparent's accepted the US so much so, that once in the US, they refused to speak German again, therefore Dad speaks no German & I never heard a word of German in my G-parents house as a child. But that didn't stop the German foods though! :cool:

My mother's side does go way back to the revolutionary war though.
Velly intwesting! I did read about the change of names in US becuase of the spelling of foreign vowls :-|

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 4:06 pm

Now what was that baleful thought/quote from a policeman over the latest London riots... 'It's almost as if people are unafraid of the judicial process'.

What judicial process?
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Dealer is caught with £50,000 of cocaine, crystal meth, cannabis and ecstasy... and judge frees him

Judge rules Colin MacDonald's case 'exceptional'

Lenient: Judge Stephen Holt described Colin MacDonald's case as 'exceptional'

A drug dealer caught with a massive haul worth £50,000 has been spared jail by a judge.

Colin MacDonald was found with the stash of class-A drugs including cocaine, ecstasy, three bin bags of cannabis and deadly crystal meth when police raided his home.

But Judge Stephen Holt provoked fury by giving the 34-year-old a 12-month suspended sentence, allowing him to walk free from court.

The soft sentencing came just 24 hours after new guidelines recommended drug dealers could escape jail even if they were selling heroin.
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... stasy.html

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Postby BillyB » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 4:06 pm

aster wrote:
BillyB wrote:Read my points on the thread, I haven't dodged anything.


Oh, just every single argument that comes your way and to which you have no answer to apart from childless drivel.

BillyB wrote:You're quoting all the positive points about the E.U straight out of a GCSE textbook, I'd come back to this post when you can form your own points and bring some originality and real life experience of the thread.


Just another cop-out answer when you can't counter anything because it would truly be amusing to deny such facts. You're the one with zero originality - you're just parroting the sheep with their pointless yapping with no sense of reality or perspective. Shouldn't you be out there rioting in the streets of London or backpacking around the world to where the next G10 meeting is taking place. :D :D :D

Tied yourself to a tree lately?

BillyB wrote:I ignored the question on American because it is absolutely pointless, irrelevant, and shows a lack of intelligence.


No, you ignored it because you see how completely idiotic your stance is, so you decided it's best to keep your mouth shut and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. It's the only smart thing you've done in this thread. :)

BillyB wrote:One question I do have - If the E.U holds so many opportunities, why do choose to contribute nothing to it and live in Singapore?


Yet another childish comment. How old are you, 12?


Aster, what do you do and in which industry do you work?

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 31 Mar 2011 4:15 pm

He's paid by the EU.... lol that was simples!

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 3:13 pm

Looks like Portugal is going to be next to tumble and need bailing and very soon. They have a mountain of debt due in the next few months and not enough cash to cover the positions. And they have just been downgraded to BBB- (the lowest investment grade available) making them a risky proposition in the bond space - prices getting hammered and yields climbing because no one wants them.

Gee's, the E.U is looking so appealing at the moment!!

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Postby ksl » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 6:38 pm

BillyB wrote:Looks like Portugal is going to be next to tumble and need bailing and very soon. They have a mountain of debt due in the next few months and not enough cash to cover the positions. And they have just been downgraded to BBB- (the lowest investment grade available) making them a risky proposition in the bond space - prices getting hammered and yields climbing because no one wants them.

Gee's, the E.U is looking so appealing at the moment!!
Spain is yet to follow i guess! Not followed it for a while, but it is expected.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 6:48 pm

In a nutshell Portugal is finished. Germany, cough I mean the EU, is going to force it to borrow it's way out of it's crisis. But as 'ebry fool knowz' you can never borrow your way out of debt. So, Portugal is finished.

Ireland, they've had German, cough I mean EU money, forced down their throats that they did not even want or need. Why? to protect Portugal. Ironic isn't it lol. But the EU has made it's loans to Ireland at such hideous interest rates, in order to try and force Ireland to drop their very attractive low corporation tax rates (that of course the hideously expensive France and Germany cannot compete with), that the EU loans will simply bankrupt the country. So either Ireland defaults and leaves the euro or it's stuffed too.

Next after Portugal - Spain. That'll be the fat lady singing on the EU. That economy is so large no one is left who can bale it out. Bring it on!

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 8:34 pm

ksl wrote:
BillyB wrote:Looks like Portugal is going to be next to tumble and need bailing and very soon. They have a mountain of debt due in the next few months and not enough cash to cover the positions. And they have just been downgraded to BBB- (the lowest investment grade available) making them a risky proposition in the bond space - prices getting hammered and yields climbing because no one wants them.

Gee's, the E.U is looking so appealing at the moment!!
Spain is yet to follow i guess! Not followed it for a while, but it is expected.


I'm on the fence about Spain. It looks to be almost bailing itself out with a lot of cuts but no-one, apart from Aster of course who knows everything about the E.U, really knows the state of the banks positions - they are loaded with all types of debt on their balance sheets that cannot easily be valued by its sheer complexity, same as with the CDS situation in the U.S.

Portugal could be the domino about to tip and open the floodgates and scrutiny into some of the other member economies. Most likely to be the banks getting visitors from the E.U auditors to see if they can support another collapsed economy or have enough safeguards in place. Ireland is stress testing things at the moment.

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Postby BillyB » Fri, 01 Apr 2011 8:39 pm

JR8 wrote:In a nutshell Portugal is finished. Germany, cough I mean the EU, is going to force it to borrow it's way out of it's crisis. But as 'ebry fool knowz' you can never borrow your way out of debt. So, Portugal is finished.

Ireland, they've had German, cough I mean EU money, forced down their throats that they did not even want or need. Why? to protect Portugal. Ironic isn't it lol. But the EU has made it's loans to Ireland at such hideous interest rates, in order to try and force Ireland to drop their very attractive low corporation tax rates (that of course the hideously expensive France and Germany cannot compete with), that the EU loans will simply bankrupt the country. So either Ireland defaults and leaves the euro or it's stuffed too.

Next after Portugal - Spain. That'll be the fat lady singing on the EU. That economy is so large no one is left who can bale it out. Bring it on!


Ha ha!! Don't you just love politics, economics and of course ze Germans!!


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