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Old 2011-11-16, 13:23   Link #17721
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With Greece in debt and owing the Germans a heck lot of money, wouldn't WWIII start when Germany (once again, though called for) invades Greece to get their money back?
Could work if we were a fews century ago, raiding cities to capture some booty. But now, I boubt than Greece would have enough physical thing to repay Germany.
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Old 2011-11-16, 13:25   Link #17722
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Could work if we were a fews century ago, raiding cities to capture some booty. But now, I boubt than Greece would have enough physical thing to repay Germany.
The good stuff is either sitting in the British Museum or too big to move.
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Old 2011-11-16, 13:28   Link #17723
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Well, there is a German proverb, "Aller guten dinge sind drei". ("All good things come in threes.")

McAllister, huh? Won't forget his speech on a Volksfest I attended last year, which basically was all about getting drunk....
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Old 2011-11-16, 13:32   Link #17724
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Speaking of Germany, some weird stuff happening: http://www.spiegel.de/international/...797947,00.html

Apparently a Neo-Nazi group has been killing immigrants and robbing banks for 13 years, and they were only detected when two of them committed suicide and the third burned the house down.

Oddities:
* The men committed suicide via multiple rifle shots to the chest.
* The DVDs detailing their actions survived the fire, despite the guns (?) being melted.
* An agent of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution with right-wing views was apparently present at at least one of the murders.
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Old 2011-11-16, 13:36   Link #17725
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The good stuff is either sitting in the British Museum or too big to move.
Which is good only if you have some interest in history.
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Old 2011-11-16, 13:36   Link #17726
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Speaking of Germany, some weird stuff happening: http://www.spiegel.de/international/...797947,00.html

Apparently a Neo-Nazi group has been killing immigrants and robbing banks for 13 years, and they were only detected when two of them committed suicide and the third burned the house down.

Oddities:
* The men committed suicide via multiple rifle shots to the chest.
* The DVDs detailing their actions survived the fire, despite the guns (?) being melted.
* An agent of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution with right-wing views was apparently present at at least one of the murders.
sounds like the beginning of the a Robert Ludlum novel.
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Old 2011-11-16, 18:52   Link #17727
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With Greece in debt and owing the Germans a heck lot of money, wouldn't WWIII start when Germany (once again, though called for) invades Greece to get their money back?
Ok, what? How is that related?
The article i posted was about children of British soldiers who grew up in Germany and having an influence and impact there.
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Old 2011-11-16, 21:04   Link #17728
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Nobody said than it was related to what you posted, but a bit more about what the current situation...
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Old 2011-11-17, 01:23   Link #17729
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forget the current impressions you have with the Penn State scandal

here are the REAL victims of the Penn State scandal....

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/...7AF2UM20111116


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this trend (and the lame ass excuse that come with) it is NOT helping USA's standing when it comes to education...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/1...n&ir=Education
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Old 2011-11-17, 05:40   Link #17730
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Obama boosts U.S. military in Australia, reassures China
http://www.reuters.com/www.reuters.c...7AF0F220111116
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Old 2011-11-17, 08:32   Link #17731
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Ok, what? How is that related?
The article i posted was about children of British soldiers who grew up in Germany and having an influence and impact there.
The tea-drinkers were always the first to stand up to the beer-drinkers ever since the last century in WWI, and WWII, so most likely WWIII too (Aunt Marge would have went "I told you so"). What I meant was that for them to start a barfight would be detrimental to the barley tea generation (the children of the Brits who grew up in Germany).

These two countries have been setting up coffeeshops-cum-bars for the past decade and kicking-ass in KSK-SAS joint teams in the Gulf twice, it would be a shame to see friends suddenly start a fight over this.
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Old 2011-11-17, 09:09   Link #17732
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kicking-ass in KSK-SAS joint teams in the Gulf
Germany didn't send any ground troops in any of the gulf wars, only money. Only some GSG9 personal for protection of diplomats in Iraq.

And to that article: besides McAllister I couldn't name any popular Brit, nor do I personally know one. I argue that their influence is negligible.

Relations between Germany and the UK are not very good at the moment:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...Tobin-tax.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ar...ssy-boots.html
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Old 2011-11-17, 09:41   Link #17733
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Syrian army defectors strike government office
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Old 2011-11-17, 14:22   Link #17734
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Huge potentially inhabited water lake found on Jupiter moon

"In major extra-terrestrial news, scientists have announced the first discovery of
at least one huge body of liquid water beyond planet Earth, offering confirmation
at last of a potential offworld habitat for alien life.

The water in question - roughly enough to fill one of the North American Great
Lakes - has been spotted beneath the ice cap covering Europa, one of the moons
of Jupiter. Better still, it's thought that the ice floating atop the hidden lake is
collapsing and mixing with the water below, offering evidence that the Europan
ice cap mixes with the oceans of water beneath it - which makes it much more
probable that life could exist in the deeps below."

See:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11...ke_alien_life/
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Old 2011-11-17, 15:42   Link #17735
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011...er?ft=1&f=1001

A disaster unfolding in the US that kicks any talk of how to pay for healthcare in the teeth. Diabetes, in particular, has horrific complications if untreated by exercise, diet, and weight control.
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Old 2011-11-17, 15:54   Link #17736
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I seem to recall that scientists and science fiction writters have been talking about Europa for several decades now. I think it was only after the Voyager probes went by though, as I don't recall a lot of speculation after the Pioneer probes past Jupiter...just that they had a lot better images of the place when 2001: A Space Odyssey came out so they used Jupiter instead of Saturn for the film. By the time of 2010: Odyssey Two, Voyager probes had been to Jupiter again and the idea life on Europa had come up due to the theories of underwater vents like in the Atlantic Ocean providing heat for life under the ever cracking ice shelfs.
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Old 2011-11-17, 16:12   Link #17737
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Chalk it up to the law of unintended consequences: A team of American and British researchers found that when debtors are presented with information about how much interest they will pay if only minimum payments are made information currently required on credit card statements under the CARD Act they are more likely to pay only that minimum amount and no more, increasing both the duration of their indebtedness and the amount of interest they eventually pay.

http://moneyland.time.com/2011/11/17...ivate-debtors/

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Old 2011-11-17, 16:34   Link #17738
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Chalk it up to the law of unintended consequences: A team of American and British researchers found that when debtors are presented with information about how much interest they will pay if only minimum payments are made information currently required on credit card statements under the CARD Act they are more likely to pay only that minimum amount and no more, increasing both the duration of their indebtedness and the amount of interest they eventually pay.

http://moneyland.time.com/2011/11/17...ivate-debtors/

Humans..... lots of wiring to jump at the Big Nasty Teeth leaping out of the bushes... unused higher faculties for long-range planning. It can be taught.... but it isn't because it doesn't fit into a consumerist ideology.
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Old 2011-11-17, 16:46   Link #17739
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http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011...er?ft=1&f=1001

A disaster unfolding in the US that kicks any talk of how to pay for healthcare in the teeth. Diabetes, in particular, has horrific complications if untreated by exercise, diet, and weight control.
Well, maybe if they get bad teeth, they'll eat less? More vegetable soup, less steak, kind of thing?
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Old 2011-11-17, 17:25   Link #17740
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Chalk it up to the law of unintended consequences: A team of American and British researchers found that when debtors are presented with information about how much interest they will pay if only minimum payments are made information currently required on credit card statements under the CARD Act they are more likely to pay only that minimum amount and no more, increasing both the duration of their indebtedness and the amount of interest they eventually pay.

http://moneyland.time.com/2011/11/17...ivate-debtors/

Most people are bad at math and can't use numbers to make an informed decision? Who knew?
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