Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
  1. #1
    1000+
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    1,149

    Default Meanwhile in Greece...

    There would be all kinds of interesting things to post about Greece now, but let's start with this little treat for all you Americans who like to laugh at us silly commies in Euroland. Highlights from Greece's budget:

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSLDE63R0QZ20100428

    In a system where bonuses can add 5 to 1,300 euros to a monthly paycheck, some civil servants are paid extra for using a computer. Some get a bonus for speaking a foreign language and others for arriving at work on time, ...

    Tens of thousands of unmarried or divorced daughters of civil servants collect their dead parents' pensions, ... About 40,000 women benefit from the allowance at an annual cost of around 550 million euros, according to economic website capital.gr. ... While the law protects civil servants from dismissal, it allows them to retire with a pension in their 40s.

    Hundreds of state-appointed committees employ staff though it is not clear what they all do. Greece has a committee to manage Lake Kopais, which dried out in the 1930s. ... One Greek paper estimated that committees employ more than 10,000 people and cost over 220 million euros a year.

    Labour unions foiled government attempts to sell debt-ridden Olympic Airways for decades, costing Greek taxpayers millions while employees enjoyed generous benefits -- their family members could fly around the world for free.

  2. #2
    3000+
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    3,742

    Default

    I'd laugh, if I wasn't afraid that this is the direction we are headed in.

  3. #3
    5000+
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Scotland & Norway
    Posts
    5,475

    Default

    Actually, one part i disagree quite strongly with. The part about spending lots of money on the military. The Turks invaded Cyprus 40 years ago, which is not that long ago. They're both NATO, but what governments trust a Muslim country who's recently invaded them?
    Old UO RP'er who misses CoY and ERPA.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beeblebrox View Post
    Come on, mate, you'll have better luck converting people door to door. Our souls are already marching to the eternal fire, we are forever tainted by too much internet porn and grand theft auto.

  4. #4
    Normal User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    878

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    I'd laugh, if I wasn't afraid that this is the direction we are headed in.

    Nothing to worrie about, unless ur from greece,uk,spain and iceland.

    But then agian, when u watch fox all day its not weird ur fear that much.

  5. #5
    3000+
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Dallas, TX
    Posts
    3,742

    Default

    I don't watch Fox, I get all my information from http://forums.darkfallonline.com and Stephen Colbert.

  6. #6
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    13,414

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Amstrup View Post
    Nothing to worrie about, unless ur from greece,uk,spain and iceland.

    But then agian, when u watch fox all day its not weird ur fear that much.

    Nothing to worry about? Just the fall of the euro. Hmm that wouldn't be bad at all.

    For once we agree. You fucking leach ass commie bitch...

  7. #7
    Normal User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    878

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bissen View Post
    Nothing to worry about? Just the fall of the euro. Hmm that wouldn't be bad at all.

    For once we agree. You fucking leach ass commie bitch...

    I love when the far right people call centerleft commies :-)
    Last edited by Amstrup; 04-29-2010 at 19:00.

  8. #8
    Banned Ziegler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    5,595

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Rachsucht View Post
    I'd laugh, if I wasn't afraid that this is the direction we are headed in.
    Quote Originally Posted by Amstrup View Post
    Nothing to worrie about, unless ur from greece,uk,spain and iceland.

    But then agian, when u watch fox all day its not weird ur fear that much.
    http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2009/...-rapid-ascent/

    Not heading that direction at all?

  9. #9
    Normal User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    878

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Ziegler View Post

    Not rly, we're still hurt by the big meltdown, but recovering..going slow and steady in the right direction, expect the countrys i listed(sry if i missed some)

  10. #10
    11,000+
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    UK, obviously
    Posts
    11,388

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Amstrup View Post
    Not rly, we're still hurt by the big meltdown, but recovering..going slow and steady in the right direction, expect the countrys i listed(sry if i missed some)
    WTF?

    That's like 2 guys falling off a cliff but one guy thinking it's okay because he's falling in the right direction.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brannoc View Post
    You are clearly awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by StainlessSteelRat View Post
    Being socially progressive does not make you 'advanced'.

  11. #11
    10,000+ Long term follower
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    10,967

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Kusghuul View Post
    Actually, one part i disagree quite strongly with. The part about spending lots of money on the military. The Turks invaded Cyprus 40 years ago, which is not that long ago. They're both NATO, but what governments trust a Muslim country who's recently invaded them?
    Yep. No reason not to go bankrupt over paranoia. Damed dirty muslims.

  12. #12
    5000+
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Scotland & Norway
    Posts
    5,475

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by StainlessSteelRat View Post
    Yep. No reason not to go bankrupt over paranoia. Damed dirty muslims.
    it's not really paranoia though. Turkey's been fucking with its generals recently as well.
    Old UO RP'er who misses CoY and ERPA.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beeblebrox View Post
    Come on, mate, you'll have better luck converting people door to door. Our souls are already marching to the eternal fire, we are forever tainted by too much internet porn and grand theft auto.

  13. #13
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Outside the box
    Posts
    13,414

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Amstrup View Post
    Not rly, we're still hurt by the big meltdown, but recovering..going slow and steady in the right direction, expect the countrys i listed(sry if i missed some)
    So fuck those countries? Where's your solidarity center lefty?

  14. #14
    5000+
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Scotland & Norway
    Posts
    5,475

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Amstrup View Post
    Nothing to worrie about, unless ur from greece,uk,spain and iceland.

    But then agian, when u watch fox all day its not weird ur fear that much.
    Nah, Norwegians are saying this about the rest of Europe and praising the fact they didn't join the EU. Fuck you, and your stupid economic policy of overspending and not saving money for a rainy day. Once all of this hits rock bottom, the oil fund will buy Europe. Also worth noting, the Norwegian oil fund is the single largest share holder in Europe.
    Old UO RP'er who misses CoY and ERPA.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beeblebrox View Post
    Come on, mate, you'll have better luck converting people door to door. Our souls are already marching to the eternal fire, we are forever tainted by too much internet porn and grand theft auto.

  15. #15
    Normal User
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Denmark
    Posts
    878

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bissen View Post
    So fuck those countries? Where's your solidarity center lefty?
    New said fuck em, try agian.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •