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Comment: Re:Rather Than in more out (Score 2) 276 276

Custom OS is not about what is in it but all about what is left out. Custom OS for appliances that only has in it what is actually necessary for that appliance

Your mouth to Microsoft and Apple's ears. I want an OS that does nothing but run my programs and stay out of my way. I can get my own browser thanks.

If y'all could just get Linux to run current AAA games, and some professional music & audio software, I'd never spend another nickel with Microsoft or Apple.

Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 1) 785 785

Even if the money was printed and then given to the IMF, the moment the money was printed, the value it has came from devaluing all of the other money in circulation.

This is only true in an economy that's already working at 100% capacity. That hasn't been the case for a long time now. In the current situation of idling economy some actor getting more money will likely simply activate idle production capacity, which will actually increase the size of the market and the value of existing money.

Of course, the whole idea that supply exceeding demand can cause a crisis speaks for the absurdity of the entire economic system. It might be best to focus efforts on coming up with its replacement.

Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 1) 785 785

But if he keeps asking for more I'll get pissed and stop giving.

I guess this explains why we still have beggars, even in countries that struggle to get rid of all their excess food: making people's survival depend on your goodwill gives you a way to keep them in their place.

And that about sums up EU as well.

Comment: Re: Good for greece (Score 1) 785 785

The eurocrats are of course thugs, but limiting how much they'll shake down the rest of their subject citizens to subsidize Greece is not a great example of their thuggishness.

However, putting fiscal policy based on ideology and dreams of building a new gold standard over the wellbeing of people is. And will likely be the death of the entire EU at this rate.

Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 1) 785 785

there are also those screaming "racist" at everything even when it isnt and it seems to have been this way for the past 10 years now here.

I can't imagine why anyone would see racism in today's USA.

http://www.salon.com/2015/06/3...

http://www.reuters.com/article...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/...

http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/...

https://www.breitbartunmasked....

Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 2) 785 785

Those loans were made irresponsibly, to a country that the bankers knew could not afford to repay them. The people who made them didn't expect to get paid back by Greece, they expected to get paid back by another EMF bailout of Greece.

Not just irresponsibly, but with predatory intent.

The IMF is a payday loan outfit. They're a loan shark who's happy to lend your restaurant money to stay in business with the hope that when you can't pay, they'll burn you down for the credit default swaps. The IMF are some of the evilest SOBs on the planet.

Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 1) 785 785

Central banks are not funded by taxpayers. The IMF for example was funded by the US in a budget-neutral manner, as an exchange of assets. Translation: the IMF's money is created out of thin air. That the IMF won't give Greece any of their created money is shameful, sociopathic, criminal, and utterly unnecessary.

That was the first post to show actual insight into the situation.

Comment: Re:Good for greece (Score 0) 785 785

I really don't think they'll have much say in the matter.

Of course they have a say in the matter. Wait until tomorrow to see the panicked offers of help from Germany, because make no mistake, if Greece leaves the Euro, it's worse for Germany and England than it is for Greece.

Greece will survive. The Euro may not, now that people realize that the whole thing was a scam and the loan shark can be chased out of town.

Comment: Re:Citizen of Belgium here (Score 4, Informative) 785 785

Central banks are not funded by taxpayers. The IMF for example was funded by the US in a budget-neutral manner, as an exchange of assets. Translation: the IMF's money is created out of thin air. That the IMF won't give Greece any of their created money is shameful, sociopathic, criminal, and utterly unnecessary.

That is just plain asinine. Money doesn't come from nothing. Even wall street isn't that far out of touch with reality. If there is value there, it came from something. Consequently it is funded by something. Even if the money was printed and then given to the IMF, the moment the money was printed, the value it has came from devaluing all of the other money in circulation. In the case of the IMF, it is funded by the countries that are its members

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