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    Greece

    Watch the news today. There are demonstrations in the streets and the parliament is holding a confidence vote.

    If Greece defaults, Germany & France are in trouble, since they hold most of the debt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    Watch the news today. There are demonstrations in the streets and the parliament is holding a confidence vote.

    If Greece defaults, Germany & France are in trouble, since they hold most of the debt.

    Chip H.
    Portugal, Spain, and Ireland are not far behind!

    Interest rates on Greece's 2-year bonds exceed 28%

    Take a look at this link:

    http://www.generationaldynamics.com/...ct=gd.e110616b
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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    Watch the news today. There are demonstrations in the streets and the parliament is holding a confidence vote.

    If Greece defaults, Germany & France are in trouble, since they hold most of the debt.

    Chip H.
    Chip,
    Thanks for the article.

    In a nutshell: People (and governments) need to live within their means. They also need to look more often for the long term good instead of always looking for short term gains.

    The governments are responsible for spending (regardless of the reason for the spending) beyond their means. Sometimes there are good reasons for temporarily going into debt (or deficit spending) such as defending oneself during war or improving the infrastructure. But even good debt can not become a way of life. Sometimes we need to save for the things we want.

    Politicians are responsible for promising what ever will get/keep them in office instead of working for the long term benefit of their constituents and country.

    The people are responsible for voting politicians into office that promise to "bring home the bacon" instead of politicians that work for the long term good of their constituents and country.
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    Looks like Sunday, June 22nd is the day of reckoning for Greece.

    In a nutshell, the EU won't advance Greece more money unless the Greek parliment passes more austerity measures - which in turn causes more riots.

    http://www.zerohedge.com/article/gre...on-soon-sunday

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    And we hold, via The Fed, a lot of debt in Germany and France. It's gonna be like dominos when it happens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mithrandir View Post
    Chip,
    Thanks for the article.

    In a nutshell: People (and governments) need to live within their means. They also need to look more often for the long term good instead of always looking for short term gains.
    And if only ten percent of them had understood that basic fact we wouldn't be in the unholy mess we are now in.

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