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by Sertorio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 15
Views: 11052

Re: The woes of Italy

Having said this, I agree that the creation of the euro was premature, and Portugal would have done better to stay out of it. But once you are in, you must try to adjust to the new reality. Good. That means, “work harder, you bums.” You can start by slashing spending on your welfare state which alw...
by Sertorio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Crooked Trump!
Replies: 9
Views: 4894

Re: Crooked Trump!

Mr. Perfect wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:26 am
Not anymore. mueller indicted people for that recently. You could be next.
Looking forward to it!... :twisted:
by Sertorio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:09 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 39
Views: 29475

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

As it happens, many Americans welcome anti-Americanism from any source. It assists the US in identifying those folks who cannot be relied upon as reliable partners in furthering US interests . Do you realize what you just wrote? Reliable partners are those who further US interests... And I thought ...
by Sertorio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 15
Views: 11052

Re: The woes of Italy

Trying to balance trade through currency devaluation is a hopeless task. You may succeed in the short term, but never on the longer term. No one is talking about old style devaluation where the government orders one within the now long superseded context of fixed exchange rates. Rather, it is a mat...
by Sertorio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:21 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: The woes of Italy
Replies: 15
Views: 11052

Re: The woes of Italy

The Euro is the problem. Given the unequal strengths and performance of the various European national economies, placing them all into a " one shoe size fits all pairs of feet " common currency was bound to bring about imbalances and distortions. Before the Euro the exchange rates between the vario...
by Sertorio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Neverfail's North American ruminations.
Replies: 39
Views: 29475

Re: Neverfail's North American ruminations.

neverfail wrote:
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:12 pm

You never need wonder where global anti-Americanism comes from.
Indeed. Hopefully the world may now be better equipped to put the leash on the beast...
by Sertorio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What's happening in Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 31354

Re: What's happening in Canada

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In Japan such call to arms would work. Will it in Canada?...
by Sertorio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: What's happening in Canada
Replies: 34
Views: 31354

Re: What's happening in Canada

Are you saying that Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Castro and Hitler were not Socialists? Cassowary, I would like to deny that the likes of former dictator Marcos of the Philippines; General Franco of Spain; the Marquis de Sade or the godfather of the Mafia were/are not fellow members of the same church tha...
by Sertorio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: G7 palaver
Replies: 34
Views: 33350

Re: G7 palaver

Obviously you have not run a business before. That is why you have fallen for the Marxist nonsense of class struggle. You see relations between owners and employees as a zero sum game. I pay you less and I get more profits. That’s not how it works. Both are partners in competition against competito...
by Sertorio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:37 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: G7 palaver
Replies: 34
Views: 33350

Re: G7 palaver

Let the component countries of the EU regress back to their old currencies with floating exchange rates to permit adjustments in exchange rates to reflect the varying strengths of Europe's component national economies. There is no justification for a common European currency which only creates unsu...