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Einstein (allegedly) defined insanity as "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results".

Welcome to Europe, Continent of the Crazies:
Troublingly, the watered-down EU plan, which will be reviewed over the coming weeks, allowed for "exceptional circumstances" under which states may suspend the EU's stability and growth pact demanding a three per cent public deficit limit. In short, there's no EU bank rescue fund but there is an agreement to allow the European Union to become a potentially bottomless pit of public spending at the expense of European taxpayers. Of course, that is what the EU French Presidency terms a victory.
Emphasized my thoughts fears, exactly.
Whatever Darling decides, the Government's plans must not simply be designed to mimic the actions of our German friends, of which the German minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, said on Monday: "We learnt from worldwide economic crisis of the 1920s and 1930s that and (sic) economic crisis can result in an incredible threat for all of society."
I choose to trust a German on that, and the current rise of all kinds of European Collectivism extremists—Fascists from the Far-right to the Far-left— makes for a distressing vindication.

We've seen it coming—correction, we are seeing it coming—and kept warning each others but to no effect ; Boy, am I sick of this subcontinent, its people and their inability—or unwillingness—to learn from their own past mistakes.

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3796 - Karma Dancer

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"Boy, I hate this continent and its unwillingness to learn from past mistakes..."

Just so you know, the grass ain't greener on the other side of the pond.

It has taken 16 years +/- for us in the US to get into the bind we're in. It started with feel-good efforts on the part of the "urban renewal" crowd to make credit available to uncreditworthy consumers. Then investors of every stripe, foreign and domestic, started to see the profits roll in and everyone jumped on the bus. Remember, too, that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were both hybrids -- the product of an unholy alliance between the private and public sectors that began as an experiment and whose results are plain to see.

I guess all I'm trying to say here is that the parallels between our Great Depression of the 1930's and today's financial debacle were there for everyone to see and act upon. Some actually made great noises about it but were marginalized in favor of the present-tense profits. No one chose to do avert the train wreck; to get between constituents and their paper has been verboten on a number of levels. So here we sit. And the rats are scurrying for cover.

3797 - unknown jane

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And who do we have running for President? None other than Mr. HopeyChangeyRearrangey himself -- a strange amalgamation of Carter/Hoover/FDR, with a dash of Farrakhan, Alinsky, and Che to spice things up a bit. And he's winning (according to the polls which are unreliable at best I grant), because we've devolved into a nation of whimpering, sissy men and petulant, girlie girls who's only concern is in being "well liked" and "taken care of" and "showing how tolerant and sophisticated we've become". Agggh, gack, sputter, vomit, cough, cough, cough (give me a shout out of support here -- on the brink of a tirade full of vile cursing and unladylike oaths, which is bad for one's character) ack!

Yea us! We've come so far baby! I'm sure our forefathers are looking down on us in admiration at how sophisticated, tolerant, wise, benevolent, and noodle dicked we've become.

Time to start engendering some self sufficiency and self reliance in ourselves as individuals and as families -- may be hitting a patch of very rough weather shortly.

3799 - Grimmy

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Just a head's-up.

There's rumors that ACORN may be under a RICO investigation for wide spread voter fraud in the US.

3802 - unknown jane

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No! Say it isn't so! ACORN is a righteous group of do-gooders who help give homes to the poor and oppressed!

Well, enough gloomy-doomy; news has been trending pessimistic lately, so here's a little link that might cheer y'all up.

http://everythingsawesome.blogspot.com/2008/10/debates-are-awesome.html

Finally, polling a focus group I could put my trust in -- AWESOME!

3805 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Think you got it bad(granted, you do), the morons over here keep making the "crisis" worse! Everytime they do something shit gets deeper. So they turn around and do the same thing agaoin. The shit gets deeper. So they turn around and do the same thing again. The shit gets deeper. JEEBUS!!!! What the hell is wrong with these morons?

When your house is on fire, and man pulls up with a tanker full of gasoline and a high pressure pump, you do not pay him to spray gas on the fire. And you beat the shit out of the idiots what set the damn thing on fire, not beg them to rebuild it!

3807 - beachkatie

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The Democrats are stuck on stupid!!!!! :)

3808 - Boozer Bob

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I just find it incredible that the obamamessiah has got so many people totally fooled. We got Kevin Rudd last election, (Hey!. I ordered a John Howard with free trade sauce!. What's this shit?.) He went mad and signed the Kyoto thingy, just in time for people to start waking up to the fact that GW is bullshit. This traumatised him so much he hasn't made a decision since. Really - we don't see the Ruddster, he's still flying around the world, having his photo taken with everyone important, and talking to the cleaners at the UN.

This what the Obama will be like...

I thought Americans were smarter than this.

3809 - TooTall

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Quote Boozer Bob:

[quote]I thought Americans were smarter than this.
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Individually maybe, but then you get the herd instinct and it goes out the window.

3810 - floridasuzie

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  • floridasuzie Florida

My apologies on posting off-topic, but I'm very excited and want to share this with anyone who will listen. I'm working for the Republican Party of Florida (hey, I feel bad taking pay but I need the money right now and besides, I've also been volunteering for them my entire adult life) until the election and have been having the most wonderul experiences! It may be different in other parts of the state and country, but here in northeast Florida people are EXCITED about John McCain and Sarah Palin. I kid you not, they THANK ME and keep shaking my hand as if I'm doing them some kind of favor. The past few months I've been worried that maybe the majority of Americans no longer have the stamina to put country first in times of long-term crisis. But I can tell you, I have met so many people that certainly do love this country and are willing to make long-term sacrifices. One young man - an Army Ranger - who was the most enthusiastic and humble person I've encountered thus far, is only here because he had to have shrapnel removed from his head. His only regret is that he's no longer able to serve in Iraq. (Incidentally, he's also the most highly intelligent person I've met so far in this job - he discussed the issues with me for a long time and put me to shame with his knowledge, esp considering he's young enough to be my son).

Speaking of son, the second thing I want to say is that my oldest son is running for a small local office again so that's very exciting. He also had the honor of being asked to serve as an alternate delegate to the Republican Convention in Minnesota, which was a great opportunity for him!

Again, my apologies for this OT post. My best to you, Frog and everyone. God bless, Suzie

3811 - 2hotel9

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  • 2hotel9 Western Pennsylvania

Darlin', I can't speak for Froggy, that said, you feel free to tell us and everyone else in the world how its going in FLA !

Here in PA it is surprisingly positive about McC, glad to hear it is the same elsewhere.