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Comment Re:The truth, from a ex-greek (Score 1) 485 485

Of course the recession had a major impact. But recessions happen. Greece should have planned for it. Instead, their budget deficit was 5-7% of GDP in the years before the recession.

45 % of Greek pensioners live below the eu poverty line. Your asking about if there is really a humanitarian crisis?

Being below the povrety line in Greece is still richer than being middle class in many countries. Anyway that measurement doesn't mean much, since it's relative to the country's wealth.

Comment Re:The truth, from a ex-greek (Score 2) 485 485

2. Forcing the country to either default or accept further austerity is causing a humanitarian crisis in the country

They should have thinked twice before borrowing in the first place.

5. A lot of the money that was 'loaned' to Greece, exited the country immediately in the form of purchases of German/French goods even military equipment

Which Greece wasn't forced to buy. Let's face it. 99% of today's Greece debt comes from loans taken by a democratically elected government since the 80's.

2. Forcing the country to either default or accept further austerity is causing a humanitarian crisis in the country.

Last time I checked Greece was still richer than many northern neighbors from Eastern Europe. A lot richer than southern neighbors from Africa. Why would there be a humanitarian crisis in Greece but not in poorer countries?

Comment Re:Homeopathy Dilutions are not Dilutions (Score 1) 273 273

Look up how they do the "dilutions", the concentration of the original ingredients asymptotes. It does not go to zero.

Yes it does. That's the whole point of the criticism. It is so diluted that the probability of having a single molecule is close to 0. Dilution doesn't split atoms or molecules. Either you have one or you don't.

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