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    what the FUCK is wrong with North Carolina?!


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    If i had been in that church i actually would have rugby tackled him then i would have pissed on him.

    He is a relic (pathetic sad old cunt). He just looks stupid, he should be held responsible, but what can you do?? Just pure hate the church can spread sometimes.

    If there had been a depressed 16 year old closet Homsexual in that audience the damage is already done.

    Its so important young people are educated on Homosexuality. Fuck these old religious nutjobs, they need to be phased out.
    Do the right thing.

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    I didn't know Homosexuality was a capitalized noun.

    Also: EU wants Greece to stay in eurozone, says Van Rompuy

    UK Prime Minister David Cameron emphasised the agreements that EU leaders had reached on Wednesday.
    "It was a good meeting in that there was complete agreement that dealing with deficits and getting growth are not alternatives, they go together. You need to do one in order to get the other," he said
    FUCKING FINALLY! That neoliberal capitalist fascism of the Council has been slowly killing countries like Greece and Portugal, and at least this is a green light for Belgian socialist/ecologist parties to finally make a fist and say FUCK YOU EU when it comes to mandatory cuts in government spending.
    I'm only basically schooled in economy, and even I know you cannot fight your way out of a recession with cuts in government spending alone. All it does is factually lowering the spending potential of middle and lower class households, enhancing the crisis instead of pacifycing the mechanisms behind it.

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    That's great and all, but over here optimism is nearly dead. We only have a temporary government and it is very likely that the elections of June 17th will not produce a majority government either, not even through coalitions. And nobody seems willing to make some compromises, take responsibility and pull the country out of this mess. All that the previous election did was further prove what petty, bickering, ambitious (in a bad way) and highly dangerous politicians we have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandros View Post
    That's great and all, but over here optimism is nearly dead. We only have a temporary government and it is very likely that the elections of June 17th will not produce a majority government either, not even through coalitions. And nobody seems willing to make some compromises, take responsibility and pull the country out of this mess. All that the previous election did was further prove what petty, bickering, ambitious (in a bad way) and highly dangerous politicians we have.
    I don't know much about Greek politics, but is it true that there is a time limit that each party has to respect in trying to form a coalition? And that you usually don't have coalition governments.

    If I look at how long our government was in the making (we broke every single record, including Iraq, most even twice over) and the problems with the Dutch coalition, it is getting difficult everywhere, and it's definitely not just Greece. Belgium and The Netherlands have a very long tradition of coalition governments, but populism coupled with a financial crisis and its devestating social effects on one hand, and the demands of the neoliberal EU Commission, is making it hard everywhere.

    Are you personally affected by the cuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mfte View Post
    Not really, no.

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    Do you want your standard of living to continue to descend toward the level of a communist worker making about a dollar an hour?
    Do you want tens of millions of American workers to be unemployed indefinitely as millions of good jobs continue to leave this country?

    If not, you better stand up and say something while you still can.

    Hahaha.

    Down with China!

    Chinese bastards coming over here counterfeiting our jobs.

    Quick let's invade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elke View Post
    I don't know much about Greek politics, but is it true that there is a time limit that each party has to respect in trying to form a coalition? And that you usually don't have coalition governments.

    If I look at how long our government was in the making (we broke every single record, including Iraq, most even twice over) and the problems with the Dutch coalition, it is getting difficult everywhere, and it's definitely not just Greece. Belgium and The Netherlands have a very long tradition of coalition governments, but populism coupled with a financial crisis and its devestating social effects on one hand, and the demands of the neoliberal EU Commission, is making it hard everywhere.

    Are you personally affected by the cuts?
    There is a time limit to form a coalition, yes. The first three parties of the election each has three days to try and form a government and if that fails then all elected parties meet under the supervision of the President of the Republic (mostly an honorary title, something like the Queen of England) in order to try and reach some form of agreement. All this happened after the elections of May 6th, and all failed, because it was painfully obvious from the very start that nobody wanted to co-operate. Sadly there is no tradition of coalition governments here. The funny thing is, I remember the whole ordeal of Belgium, and I remember thinking "Man, this is ridiculous"! The joke's on Greece now.

    As to your second question, I'm one of the lucky ones. I have a job, my salary has not been affected yet (it's not an impressive salary, but it's ok) and I'm not financially exposed in any way, no loans, no mortgages etc., I have my own house (well, my mother's, but you can't be choosy with independence right now), so all in all I'm ok so far. But even for the lucky ones, there is a prevailing feeling that the shit has yet to really hit the fan and that, under present conditions, there is no forseeable future for anyone in the country. Unemployment is at 20-25% (and at 50% for young ages) and we're experiencing a wave of emigration that hasn't been seen since the aftermath of WW2 and the civil war that came right after that. What's worse is that it's not uneducated people and unspecialised workers leaving now, it's the highly educated scientists/technicians/businessmen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alexandros View Post
    all failed, because it was painfully obvious from the very start that nobody wanted to co-operate.
    Is it that parties think a second election will have a clearer winner, so they won't have to form a coalition? I mean, is there a strategy there?

    we're experiencing a wave of emigration that hasn't been seen since the aftermath of WW2 and the civil war that came right after that. What's worse is that it's not uneducated people and unspecialised workers leaving now, it's the highly educated scientists/technicians/businessmen.
    It doesn't have to be bad - it depends on whether they send money back home, or not. Temporary migration might actually help Greece forward, but then there has to be a government who can make sure it's actual temporary migration. The longer the crisis last, the bigger the chance it becomes permanent of course.
    I had no idea there was such a large migration wave.

    I think Greece fell victim to overeagerness to disprove claims of thorough corruption. Because they started following the Comission's orders to a T almost immetiately, making those huge cuts in middle-class and lower income salaries and benefits for those groups, and offering no incentive to the economy at all. Especially because Greece has, as far as I can tell, a pretty thriving 'shadow market' economy, which is destroyed when incomes drop.
    This blind capitalism is not working, and it's so frustrating to watch it happen and to be unable to stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    what the FUCK is wrong with North Carolina?!

    I've been asking myself that question ever since I was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by october_midnight View Post
    They damn well better make them look like this:

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    North Carolina, you win.


    Seriously, what is wrong with you people!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    North Carolina, you win.


    Seriously, what is wrong with you people!?
    If itís not obvious why this is stupid, look at it this way: In 1790, the year North Carolina is stuck in, the population was about 400,000. In 1900, it was 1.9 million. Thatís an increase of 1.5 million in 110 years ó so by the new rule, the state would prepare for a population of 3.4 million in 2010. Which might cause some strife among the 9.7 million people who live there now, but you know, whatever ó the law is the law, so screw you, math.

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    Still a bore to shop through...just sayin'. But yes, that rules.

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    Yeah, JC Penny isn't my normal shopping place, but I think I'm going to make it a point to at least go pick up some socks or something.

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    I'm so broke right now it's not even funny, but when I have some extra cash I will definitely do the same. JC Penny rules.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jinsai View Post
    what the FUCK is wrong with North Carolina?!

    Shit like this makes me profusely sad. I just thanked my mom for not raising me in the south.

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    Interpol after the 'vaccumm kitten killer's' ass now- he is one sick fuck.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/02/wo...ion/index.html

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    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...-16166354.html

    YouTube sensation Trololo man in coma: Eduard Khil fighting for life following stroke


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    Quote Originally Posted by october_midnight View Post
    Fascinating indeed but at the same time, I think it's incredibly sad too. They must have hoped to be rescued and now, to think that they could have been is terrible...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post


    http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/ne...-16166354.html

    YouTube sensation Trololo man in coma: Eduard Khil fighting for life following stroke

    He died. ffffuuuu

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    Interpol arrested Luke Magnotta in Berlin

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18325047

    Quote Originally Posted by miss k bee View Post
    Interpol after the 'vaccumm kitten killer's' ass now- he is one sick fuck.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/02/wo...ion/index.html

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    Is it wrong that this made me laugh hysterically for about 5 minutes?

    Seriously, that image alone is incredible. I can't believe this isn't an Onion article

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    You're not alone. That picture made me laugh hysterically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    He died. ffffuuuu

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