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Comment: Re: Umm... Lulz.... (Score 1) 253

by Teun (#49106479) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?
You've clearly not been living in the EU.

Or you've for the past ~15-50 years been living under a rock.

Had you not been living under said rock and like me been travelling the world and the EU you would have had first hand experience of the vast steps forward we've made.

Oh yes, because you live under a rock you've likely not heard the populists in France and Denmark are after the recent attacks by domestically bred terrorists keeping VERY quiet with their stale demands to close the borders to keep out trouble.

Comment: Re: Umm... Lulz.... (Score 3, Informative) 253

by Teun (#49106311) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?
Maybe you should take your temperature?

Nearly every EU country has a couple of conspiracy nuts claiming *.* screwed them during or before unification.

The problem is not someone loaned bad or good money to Greece, the problem is Greece wasn't and isn't able to hold up it's own pants, all due to their own lack of courage to fix their tax and economic imbalances.

Comment: Re: Umm... Lulz.... (Score 3, Insightful) 253

by Teun (#49105249) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?
Yes and no.

The European economy is contrary to 5 or 6 years ago presently plenty strong enough to absorb the exit of Greece from the Euro.

But for the EU it is a matter practicality and also of honour to keep the lot together, it is the difference between a continuing struggle and complete failure for the Greek economy and people.

Comment: Taxation (Score 1) 253

by Teun (#49105217) Attached to: Will Greek Finance Minister Varoufakis Support Cryptocurrency In Greece?
The lax tax moral of the Greek was together with the huge number of public servants an important reason their economy faltered.

The government of this game developer wants to re-employ many of the laid off people so fixing the tax system is probably the only option they have left to keep the country from again falling over.

And such a currency can include many safeguards to ensure taxes are going to be paid.

Comment: Re:Most Secret War (Score 2) 77

by Teun (#48845781) Attached to: Winston Churchill's Scientists
I too remember his funeral, the man was iconic.

And working for a UK based company I see problems in the English culture that have caused the losers of WWII to now be the owner and manager of great British brands like Rolls Royce, Bentley and Mini auto mobiles.
Others like Vauxhal and Ford are just manufacturing plants building largely German engineered cars. Mazda and Toyota took over other factories.

The British (English!) problem is they are so cock-sure of their own products they can't believe you need to continually work on improvement, "hey we have the best engineers in the world, this X-years old design is the best, change can't be an improvement".

Even now the Brits have some brilliant engineers but until they recognise the outside world has moved on they will never be successful outside their own country.

Oh and let's not forget the considerable number of followers of that idiot drunk Nigel Farage that want to close up even more. We're seventy years after the end of WWII and the following disintegration of the Empire and they still don't see the value of openness for future progress. Churchill was a Liberal Conservative, the Liberals is the UK party with the least support and the Conservatives with their shining example Cameron don't understand the modern world...

There's no future in time travel.

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