Let’s start with the EU.
Americans of course, don’t know much about the whole malarkey of the European Union, and the big deal about Greece trying to get out of it, but over there, it’s big news.
We are hearing how Greece voted to NOT pay back their debt, thereby signing their future away forever. Here in America, we are hearing how spoiled rotten they are, how the Germans are supporting them, and how they won’t bend in, and give up some of their many benefits that they get from their welfare state.
Those lazy welfare recipients!
On the other hand, when you have a bunch of non-elected, snobby, rich, elitist bureaucrats and bankers calling all the shots in Brussels, merging countries and then redistributing the money to whomever they choose, sooner or later the house of Play your Monte Carlo Cards will fall. The government GIVES out goodies, and then takes them away. It’s a favorite pastime of governments.
“The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money. “
So, Greece put up the vote: Should we stay or should we go?
The rich Greeks— didn’t want to leave the EU: “Maybe if we return to the drachma, the economy will be stronger in five years’ time. But I will have lost five years of my life.”
And the poor Greeks said: “We have to choose between cutting off our arms or cutting off our heads.”
They knew, they could lose everything voting no, as they know the BANKERS are going to grab whatever they can, because Greece’s debt is so big, it can’t ever be repaid. (sound familiar?)
And low and behold! The Greek youth got out in droves, because, why should THEY pay for the old people to stay in their mansions forever when they can’t even find a job?
Hell NO! They shouted. We vote…no.
Here’s the speech given to the people right before the vote:
Yes, it started there…in the Delta House. The true spirit of Greece, where democracy was born, rose up!
The EU is falling apart because as another person said: “You can’t fix stupid.
A 22-year-old man celebrating the Fourth of July was killed instantly over the weekend when authorities said he tried to launch fireworks from atop his head.
It seems, according to his friends, Devon had a bit too much to drink and was just horsing around.
In MY day, this is what 22- year-olds did when they were horsing around….and drunk:
Obviously, the American beer is being made in China now.
So, who wins the Nobody’s Perfect Award for the Week?
That’s easy. Poor Devon. I refuse to judge a dead man. I think the act alone was punishment enough.
I don’t think I can express the goof-up of the EU better than the most remarkable, Daniel Hannon, who said this:
We should also look at how the EU has behaved over the past week. It has bullied, hectored, lied and threatened. It has sought to remove an elected government. It has placed the survival of the euro above the welfare of the people who use it.
Over the next year, these same Eurocrats will be threatening Britain with penury if we leave the EU. They will be supported by their British auxiliaries: those politicians and businessmen who were urging us to join the euro 15 years ago.
They were wrong then, and they’re wrong now. If little Greece can stand up to the system, so can we.
So, Congratulations EU. You win the Nobody’s Perfect Award for trying to force everyone to live under your New World Order EU ruled by idiots.
By now, everyone has heard about the unprecedented move the Bankers have taken in the EU: they are going into the bank accounts of ordinary people and grabbing money. This actually has been going on over here but under a different name: it was first done by George W. Bush, because what else is a bailout? It’s stealing money from the taxpayers and giving money to the bankers and the rich who are “too big to fail.”
The very fact that the Bankers and the EU do not consider it “stealing” from private property, but just “taxing’ —goes beyond belief. It’s sets a precedent for future leaders all over the world to go into everyone’s bank accounts and take whatever they like.
Nobody Thinks, that a “cashless’ economy…..(debit cards, online banking) ..while seemingly a step forward in not having to lug around dollar bills…is quite a double edge sword. When banks hand over money that is not theirs to give, in order to keep themselves and the rich propped up…then the convenience of having a bank account, goes out the door.
I tell young kids that I talk to, that paying all their bills online to me is very scary. They look at me like I’m nuts. Who doesn’t get those bank statements trying to urge everyone to put EVERYTHING on their credit cards?—Groceries, gas, all your daily needs. They WANT a cashless society.
The people in Cyprus, the ones who can’t even get at their money, are right now in disbelieve: They are wishing they had that hard cash in their own hands, and not in the bank. It’s cold hard theft what the bankers are doing, and even though they admit it, no man or woman in any bank or government will go to jail for it.
And that’s how powerful the wealthy one percent have become. That’s why Joe Biden can run up half a million dollar hotel bill, and nothing is done to him for theft. Because that’s what it is: he is stealing our money.
Sooner or later the people will rebel. And that’s why…they want our guns…because they will be coming after more of our cash, you can bet your grandmother’s shiny penny on it.
If you are a poor British retired soldier, living out your life on the Island of Cyprus, you woke up and found out that the EU, decided it was running out of money, and so, they “taxed” your savings. They just reached inside your pocket like the good elite oligarchs they are, and grabbed what they felt they could.
If you are too late getting to the bank, the banks will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday because, they have a lot of pillaging to do.
Russian citizens account for the majority of the billions of Euros held in Cypriot banks by foreign depositors, and Russian banks are heavily exposed to the island as a favored offshore centre for big business. tired-looking Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, appeared to have lost track of the calendar and wished weary reporters a “happy St Patrick’s Day” a full day early. She made no reference to a deposit levy, talking only of “burden sharing.” Several EU officials blamed Anastasiades for insisting on low contributions from uninsured deposits, hurting his country’s small savers to protect wealthy depositors, many foreigners. Under the new proposal, smaller depositors with up to €100,000 would be taxed at 3%; savers with €100,000 to €500,000 would be taxed at 10%; and those with more than €500,000 at 15%. despite all the promises, your savings are vulnerable to arbitrary confiscation.
But have heart! Those deposits could have been rendered even more worthless when the ECB cuts off its funding to Cypriot banks, a decision which would — through devaluation and insolvency — lead to depositors losing as much as 60% of their money.
Well, it’s the same old song isn’t it? “We must all share the burden.” and “It could have been so much worse.” The elites of the world, who continue to tax and steal money from the rest of us, are basically saying: Hey…we only took off your legs..it could have been worse..we could have KILLED you!
In the meantime, Japan will begin pumping huge amounts of yen into the economy, and our own Federal Reserve is pumping money too.
There seems to be more to it than simply wanting money. It’s the Russians that are going to be hurt the most…because they are sending Naval ships to the region.
Russia is helping Syria, and are sending Navel ships into the area. Simply put… they can’t get into Syria as long as this money stream is flowing through Cyprus. And the reason Cyprus is suffering…is also due to a very expensive explosion in 2011 which cost them billions:
Ruskies have at least 50 billion euros stalled in Cyprus. They have open storage on the base were 98 containers of explosives that had been seized by the United States Navy in 2009 after it intercepted a Cypriot-flagged, Russian owned vessel, the MV Monchegorsk travelling from Iran to Syria in the Red Sea. According to leaked US cables through Wiki Leaks, released in 2011, the US through Hillary Clinton exerted pressure on Cyprus to confiscate the shipment. The ship was escorted to a Cypriot port and the Cyprus Navy was given responsibility for the explosives, which it moved to the Evangelos Florakis a month later. At the time of the incident in 2011, the explosives had apparently been left in the open for over two years. The Cypriot government had declined offers from Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States to remove or dispose of the material, having feared an adverse reaction from Syria. The government had instead requested that the UN effect the removal, but claimed that its request had been rejected.
While the average American doesn’t get much news about the EU…we can only imagine how we would feel if we woke up one day…went online, and found out our “savings” had been taxed.
Obama has been looking at a way to “borrow” from our 401K’sand Pensions plans. Could our government be thinking about doing the same thing?
After Obamacare, we’d be foolish not to think so.
Look out America…they are going to welcome with open arms MILLIONS of illegal immigrants onto the welfare rolls. This of course, will put millions more people out of work here in America, and we’ll be right up there with the high unemployment of the EU.
But…then again…that seems to be the plan.
It’s been a while since I posted my favorite British conservative, and so..with his usual perfection, here’s Daniel Hannan, explaining so very clearly…the problem of “running out of money.”
I’m sure all the citizens of the world are celebrating the news released today that the EU, has received the Nobel Peace Prize….for keeping the peace in their countries. And as you can see by these pictures, peace reins throughout the European Union…the people are happy and content. We applaud the elites in Brussels for giving this prize to themselves, because if it was put to a vote by the people in the EU, I doubt it would have made the headlines today. One can only wonder what would happened if “war” broke out. Poor Mr. Clinton, missed it again. Congratulations to the people of Europe. You have all–just been ignored by the one percent. Don’t forget to give those elites in the EU your vote! Wait, you can’t vote for them? Oh…well then, enjoy the flowers, and remember…somebody is getting millions…and it’s not you…so keep being peaceful…who knows? Maybe they’ll get the prize again next year too…because NOBODY wants Bill Clinton to get one. I think we should make him sweat.
I searched all over this week for someone to post, in order to deliver an uplifting man or woman of the week, and I couldn’t find anyone who says so much in such little time as Daniel Hannan.
Truly, what in the world good happened this week in the news? The highlight was San Diego got to see 15 seconds of spectacular fireworks because of some computer disk malfuction. And since we were devoid of any kind of good news last week, (Fires, electric outages, storms, etc.) they had to spin a big incredible &$^% up, as being…a fun thing! So what if thousands of people sat for hours in traffic hoping for a show? Wasn’t that cool they said?
We ARE amazing.
Nobody hopes our computers on our nuclear subs don’t do that trick.
Here Daniel makes the point that the EU is discussing women and homosexual rights, while the great EU Titanic ship is sinking. Our Congress is discussing boxing rules among all things. And then Daneil makes his on abservation as to why he thinks ‘people’ do the absurd.
Daniel is a one-man inspiration every time he speaks. I don’t think this will be the last time he fills my Nobody’s Fool slot.
If I end the week with another one of my favorite Brits! Nigel is not as eloquent as Daniel, but his attacks are much more fun. Americans should be paying close attention to what is happening in Europe…the EU is wiping out democracy. And Nigel lets them have it both guns blaring.
Nigel Farage, from South England, is another one of Daniel Hannan’s freedom fighters. He takes the EU on with a little more “Paul Revere” verve. Here he talks about how they have screwed everybody up with their dictatorial economic takeovers. He attacks the hegemony like a bulldog.
Enjoy! Go get em Nigel!
Me, I’m not perfect…. I began to write my usual Tuesday’s Nobody’s Perfect column, and then I ran into this. As I listened to my most favorite speaker on the planet, my heart began throbbing like a young schoolgirl.
Sorry. This is the perfect speech, and I just can’t help myself. Anyone who believes in freedom, should take the time to listen to this masterpiece.
While everyone is watching Sarah Palin, and all the American speakers, Nobody Thinks, it’s Daniel for me, who presented in his usual brilliant way, why we should fight like hell to preserve what we have.
He talks about Reagan, Jefferson, our Constitution, Washington, and cracks some pretty good jokes. I LOVE this guy, and I just know, if you listen to him..you will too.
Enjoy and Happy Valentines’ Day!
Some years ago, I was writing to various companies trying to get a “licensee” for my patented product. In every “inventor’s ” book I read, they all warned of the same thing to the lone guy trying to approach a big company. They warned that all the big companies have the “not invented here” syndrome. This basically means they spend millions of dollars every year to pay people to think up ideas, and so, if some outsider comes along, they will have to sign an agreement that says in long pages of lawyer gobbledygook, “We will look at your idea but we might have the exact same thing being developed at our company (which of course, they don’t have to prove to YOU.) therefore, anything you show us can be ours. And you will…get nothing.”
In other words, you give them permission to steal your idea by showing it to them. You see, if you work for Monsanto, and think up an invention that pulls all pollution out of the air, at almost no cost, that invention belongs to Monsanto. Even if you thought it up in your own time, and on your own dime.
These books always warned you to get at least a “patent pending” before you show your idea to any big company, and when my patents were pending, everyone talked to me. What they didn’t tell you is that if you actually GET the patent, nobody will call you at all. In fact, they won’t touch you with a Joe Biden handshake.
What does this have to do with Daniel Hannan’s great presentation on America?
While Daniel does not touch the subject of “patents” and inventions, he does lay out what happens when you get government taking care of free markets. He points out the way to wealth for countries is competition between them all, not financial markets controlled by unelected dweebs with good intentions. It’s also why when the big banks buy up all the little banks, and the big multinationals put the little businesses out of work, there is less competition. For example: McDonalds got out of Obamacare…how’s that going to work for you?
This Daniel Hannan speech was meant for all Americans. If you can find the time, it’s a great lesson for us all. Sorry I post him so much…I just think he is saying, more than anyone in America, what we all should be hearing from our leaders over here in the states.
As he basically says, America is the last hope. We MUST not give up on what the founders gave us.
(The speech is so good, it will feel more like ten minutes, really. )
Time Magazine’s “man of the year” was the “protester.” If you ask this Nobody, it should have been Daniel Hannan.
In the finest British traditions of Margaret Thatcher and Winston Churchill, Daniel is fast becoming “The Man of the Decade.”
You don’t have to know anything about what is going on in Europe not to appreciate the points he makes.
Our politicians tell us pretty much the same thing. FU.
(Thanks to amfortas)
What Sarkozy and Merkel were saying to each other…so let’s guess.
Sarkozy: Ooooweee madame! We are just about to make our dreams come true! I will get Sardina, and I will get to build my dream house…and you..YOU my dear woman, can have all of Italy!
Merkel: I know! I know! It is wondurful! Timmy has promised to give us all that money that hisss Fed put into the IMF last year! Billions of American Dollars! And the EURO…will survive, and America will fall! He just told the Americans that they don’t have to bail us out! Can you BELVIE it?!
Sarkozy: Can yu belieeeve how stuuuupid he is? Oh my Good. Heee is the most simply men I have ever seen. But…ieeets okay. Nobody believes him anymore. Now, we will never have to worry ever again my dear, you are such a wonder. I could NEVER have done this without yu. France will love you forever…
Sarkozy: Kiss me…come on…
Merkal: NO…no….(heh,heh) I mussst not.
Sarkozy: Will you com to my leeetttle island?
Merkal: Will YOU bring along a case of Condi’s Burgandy? I’ll will seeeeeeeeeeeee…..
Sarkozy…Ooooooo I will bring the finest Burgandy in all of France! I could KEESSS you!
Merkal: I know…I know…
(Nobody makes this stuff up)
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Just when you think our government can’t get any worse, we must wonder about what’s happening in the EU. Not only did they hire 21 of their hot-shot professors to do a study about water, (who obviously went to college in Cuba) they have now decided that water does not hydrate you. And if you sell water and put that on your bottle label, you can be fined and put in jail.
Just about every man, woman, and elephant on this planet knows that you can live without food for over three weeks, but if you go without water for over 4 days, you will probably die. So, I suggest that all the EU “Technocrats” who want to kick out all nationally elected leaders, (which they did with Italy and Greece) and put themselves in charge…should never get another drop of soda, water, beer, wine, ..in fact anything of the sort.
If water even touches their lips…put them in jail.
Here we see a great bashing of the dweeby idiots, by Britain’s Nigel Farage. He really went after the whole fascist lot of them. Nobody Wishes our “republican” leaders would stand up and shout like this man.
We could use some of that here.
(Thanks to amfortas.)
After I was introduced to this man by my reader amfortas, I’ve become transfixed by his every speech. Our Americans leaders do not even come near someone of this intelligence.
If you have never heard this guy talk, he is talking about the absurdity of trying to erase borders by force…he is talking about Europe and it’s problems right now, but everything he says pertains to us too. We are divided into different classes…blacks, Hispanics, whites, Asians…and it’s our diversity that gives the world it’s creativity. Take away that uniqueness and you have …chaos. Let the Germans be Germans, and the Greeks be Greek, and the Americans stay Americans.
Our pot no longer melts.
Listen, learn…and enjoy.