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Forum Post: Let's all go Greek

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 16, 2012, 3:50 a.m. EST by ancientmariner (275)
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For maybe six months let's buy from Greece, eat greek food, buy online - from Greek stores. Anything to help them help us. If they can do without IMF, banks, so can we.

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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (22227) 2 years ago

I love this idea.

[-] 1 points by kylelee34 (48) 2 years ago

The reason Greece got so deep into debt in the first place is because they don't really make much of anything but they import tons of goods from countries like Germany and borrow to make up the difference. Greece is the ultimate keeping up with the Joanses story, they tried to live like the Germans when they have an economy more like Mexico's.

[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

And that is the best explanation I've heard about that whole mess over there. Exporting olive oil and cork isn't going to pay for their government.

[-] 1 points by kylelee34 (48) 2 years ago

Exactly. Greece, like the rest of the Balkans nations are at best 2nd world economies, but they got it their heads after they joined the EU that they should have it as good as the rest of Europe. Even if Greece defaulted on all it's debt and had the slate wiped cleaned they would still have austerity measures put it place because you can't live a $4000 month lifestyle when you only have $3000 a month in income...borrowing only prolongs the inevitable.

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Very true. Unfortunately our government ( and many American people) refuse to see we are going down that same road. Otto Von Bismarck once said " only idiots learn from their mistakes. Intelligent people learn from other peoples mistakes".

[-] 1 points by kylelee34 (48) 2 years ago

Love that quote! +1

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (22227) 2 years ago

Actually, this video, does a really good job explaining Europe's debt crisis:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAR0VRLRGHE

[-] 1 points by alterorabolish1 (569) 2 years ago

How can we support the Greek police unions? They are probably being threatened big time for their stand with the people.

[-] 0 points by FreeDiscussion4 (70) 2 years ago

How about we tell them to give up their liberal agenda and WORK so they wont be in the mess they are in now. If re-elected,,,,, we will be seeing the same thing here in a year or so. They are getting what they have voted for,,,,,,, liberal CRAP and they need to live with it.

[-] 1 points by ancientmariner (275) 2 years ago

This is Trashy, must be Thrassy. Nobody works hard enough for the master. Gotta break out the whip. Your next.

[-] 0 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

Nice, I like this proposal.

[-] -2 points by smellyowsloozer (-51) 2 years ago

how about fucking each other in the ass too.....just like the Greeks