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Old 16th Jun 2012, 13:59
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What will one euro buy you in Greece ?

How about 463 shops, including 41 hypermarkets and 252 supermarkets plus other outlets, all bearing the "Carrefour" name, and sold yesterday by Carrefour for one (1) euro to the Marinopoulos Group.

And on the news, shares in Carrefour rose by 2.6 percent.

Now that's a real vote of confidence in KAG's eurozone......
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 14:40
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i'd have given them double what they were paid.
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 15:03
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I love the term "Deeping Euro Crisis", they have said this for about 3 years, same term, longer time, ALERT ALEERT to all EU poloidiots...............the place IS IN CRISIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Has been for years, the only trouble is that my wise friendds on PPRuNe are the only ones to see it.
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Old 16th Jun 2012, 15:44
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Just received this e-mail from a colleague in France:

I donít worry too much that there are specialist printers who are printing drachmas. I worry that there are specialist printers who are printing deutschmarks.


Priceless !

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Old 16th Jun 2012, 15:48
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 08:35
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So lets have a bet on the results of the Greek elections today:

1) Greece will accept austerity and stay in the euro;

2) Greece will reject austerity and leave the euro;

3) Er...neither one nor t'other and the EU politicians will run around like a lot of headless chickens and finally end up giving Greece a lot more money in the interests of keeping an ill-planned and totally misconceived and dangerous centralised currency going, until the next crisis when exactly the same thing will happen, and KAG will claim this proves how strong the euro economy is.......
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 10:04
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My money's on 3 - so nothing to bet on there!

Of course the Greeks want to stay on financial life support to continue being funded, and the Germans don't want to relinquish control so we have deadlock.

My Europhile friend says : "The Greeks want to stay in the Euro so that proves there's nothing wrong with it. "
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 10:20
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my guess is on three as well..

the potential to end years of volatility and uncertainty is underwhelming. of course, which ever of the three options greece takes, the volatility and uncertainty will continue and of course magnify anyway with Spain, Italy and France.
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 10:27
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No, not France. It has the strongest economy, the lowest debt, the freeest press, the best government, the highest GDP, the soundest banking system and the finest people of all the countries in the Eurozone. It is a bastion of sanity and stability in the midst of a mad world.
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 10:33
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The Greeks want to stay in the Euro

Stockholm Syndrome ?

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Old 17th Jun 2012, 10:38
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No, not France. It has the strongest economy, the lowest debt, the freeest press, the best government, the highest GDP, the soundest banking system and the finest people of all the countries in the Eurozone. It is a bastion of sanity and stability in the midst of a mad world.
and of course a string of military successes
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and of course a string of military successes
Of course, but don't say it too loud or other nations with less distinguished histories of military prowess will be jealous.
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 12:37
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Just suppose the Germans were to say 'We've had enough, we don't want to play any more'.
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 13:01
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Vulcanised, maybe instead of leaving they'll just invade France again!
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 14:04
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The population of Greece is around about 11,000,000 and the population of the 27 countries that make up the European Union is somewhere around 503,000,000. The population of the 17 countries of the Eurozone is around 333,000,000. There's a mathematical incongruity in here somewhere regarding justifiable sacrifice expressed as a statistical percentage?

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Old 17th Jun 2012, 15:10
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Maybe 222.000.000 people don't want to work so 11,000,000 can live a life of Riley.
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 17:55
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I see the ex Dear Leader has said today that if offered the post of President of Europe, he won't decline.

Would seem fitting having the world's number one BS merchant in charge of an organisation of BS-ers.
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 18:11
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I see the ex Dear Leader has said today that if offered the post of President of Europe, he won't decline.

Would seem fitting having the world's number one BS merchant in charge of an organisation of BS-ers.
how symbolic (i take it you mean b:liar).. three years down the road the EU has reduced to an economic clusterf**k and still the tosspots are looking to fulfil their own vainglorious egos.

back to the very first post in this thread... http://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/3908...ml#post5225934



Tony Blair is set to become EU President within weeks if Ireland votes 'Yes' in its referendum on the Lisbon Treaty tomorrow.

The former prime minister's candidacy for the new post will be rushed through as quickly as possible, according to government sources.

Mr Blair is among the favourites to become the first President of the European Union, a role that is chosen by the EU's 27 leaders and not by voters.

Such an appointment would restore him to the world stage as well as boost his long-term income.

Mr Blair has refused to rule himself in or out of the running, but did say that 'it is good to have fans' for a possible candidacy.
he's still touting for his own glory and three years down the road still looking to fill his boots.

i do take it you mean b:liar OFSO, not Calamity Brown?
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 18:54
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Indeed I did, perhaps I should have taken a leaf out of Private Eye's pages and called him the Vicar. I feel one can make jokes about him becoming President of Europe; in contrast the thought of the one-eyed Scottish git attaining such office sends shudders of fear up my spine.
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Old 17th Jun 2012, 19:11
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When Tony Blair becomes President of Europe Cherie will be First Lady of Europe and perhaps have her own jet transport.
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