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Forum Post: Iceland's On-going Revolution

Posted 7 years ago on Nov. 8, 2011, 8:51 p.m. EST by nucleus (3291)
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An Italian radio program's story about Iceland’s on-going revolution is a stunning example of how little our media tells us about the rest of the world. Americans may remember that at the start of the 2008 financial crisis, Iceland literally went bankrupt. The reasons were mentioned only in passing, and since then, this little-known member of the European Union fell back into oblivion.

As one European country after another fails or risks failing, imperiling the Euro, with repercussions for the entire world, the last thing the powers that be want is for Iceland to become an example. Here's why:

Read the full article here: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/08/01/1001662/-Icelands-On-going-Revolution?detail=hide



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[-] 3 points by TheCloser (200) 7 years ago

Good article. Thanks for posting, 'nucleus'. The actual transactional business aspect of their default went something like this: BofA: "Hey Iceland, how would you like to invest in the strongest real estate market in the world?" Iceland: "You mean buy into the US real estate market for our pensions?" BofA: "Yes! Splended!" Iceland: "Swell! Gosh you Yankees are cool! Thanks for thinking of us!" BofA: "No problem, Iceland - we would never take advantage of a anyone weaker than us... I mean, you're cool too, what with Bjork and all." Iceland: "Ok, bye!" BofA: "Bye." (off phone) BofA: "Hey guys, I just took out the trash! Horray!"

[-] 3 points by looselyhuman (3117) 7 years ago

Yep, this is a must-read.

[-] -3 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 7 years ago

I would but I cant stomach bullshit.

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 7 years ago

Why not? We stomach you.

[-] -2 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 7 years ago

Was that an attempt to say I'm full of shit? If so, it was also an admission you enjoy eating shit. Generally, when you are trying to insult someone, it helps if you don't crap your pants while doing it, or it loses all it's effect.

Just my $.02

[-] 1 points by looselyhuman (3117) 7 years ago

You disabled Mikey?

[-] -1 points by MikeyD (581) from Alameda, CA 7 years ago

Actually, a distaste for bullshit is quite common among the sane portion of our population.

[-] 1 points by looselyhuman (3117) 7 years ago

That wasn't the disability I had in mind.

You maintain trolling this forum is not your job, right? Do you go to a workplace every day?

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 7 years ago

I thought trolls THRIVED on "mierda de toro".

[-] 2 points by efschumacher (74) from Gaithersburg, MD 7 years ago

this little-known member of the European Union

Starting with the fact that Iceland is not a member of the EU, and may not be accepted into it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accession_of_Iceland_to_the_European_Union

And of course Iceland was the jumping off point for the European 'discovery' of America (with apologies to the 15,000 year incumbent residents). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinland

[-] 1 points by nucleus (3291) 7 years ago

Nice catch. The rest of the article remains valid.