Because they don't control their own money. They have the Euro. The only way for them to print their own money is to leave the Euro.
They'll certainly never be able to pay off their debt while they're being subjected to measures that only shrink their economy further.
The austerity was always a bad idea, and the stubborn fools of the Eurogroup would rather kill Greece and lose their money than accept that fact.
A country can't declare bankruptcy, but it can refuse to repay their debts. After all, Germany has gotten away for decades with not paying their debt to Greece.
Mostly forgotten today, but clearly relevant in the past, were distinctions between different natural, open bodies of water. Nowadays most people simply call them "meer" (lake), but when you look at their names and their shapes, you'll see a clear difference between a "meer" (big lake), "poel" (smaller lake, often part of a larger lake complex), "aa" or "ee, depending on region (long, narrow lake), and brekken (small, irregularly shaped).
I think ditches are greppels in Dutch.
I thought Venice was the Amsterdam of the south. And the small Dutch town of Giethoorn was the Venice of the north.
Dutch has a lot of words for bodies of water. A bit like Eskimos and snow perhaps.
The US is both a democracy and a republic.
Nominally. Its democracy is extremely dysfunctional. It's effectively a corporatocratic oligarchy.
If anyone still needed any proof that voting in political elections is not much more relevant than voting in American Idol...
That attitude is exactly what's keeping you in this mess. Of course voting matters! You just need to stop voting for the same two evils.
Like the Republican candidate was not going to be worse.
Hard to imagine how *any* candidate could be worse.
I would love to agree with you, but unfortunately I've heard some of the candidates for the next election.
Oh, it probably has plenty of advantages for EU corporations (at least the multinational ones). It just has no advantages for EU citizens, but who cares about them, right?
Maybe the EU is more easily pressured by the US government than by EU companies. The EU is not as corporocratic as the US, but it clearly fears the US.
The real value of Java is that even mediocre programmers can be productive in it. That may sound stupid and like a put down, but it's actually a pretty big deal. There are a lot of mediocre programmers. Java makes them productive.
While this claims to be about Sci-Fi ships, it's really about 20th century naval ships, and the SF inspired by 2th century navies.
The article is interesting for its historical perspective, but if you pay any attention to that historical perspective, you can't help but come to the conclusion that the taxonomy has been turned upside down several times over the past 200 years. For centuries, sea battles were about a big line of ships delivering massive broadsides, with just frigates in a support role. Then suddenly, we get cruisers and massive iron battleships with a fairly small number of enormous, long range guns in turrets, which rule for a moment and then become obsolete again due to torpedoes and aircraft.
But the current supremacy of aircraft carriers is not something that will translate to space; carriers rule because they combine the advantages of two different media: the speed of small air craft, and the steady platform and durability of a large sea-going ship. But in space, every ship will have those advantages. There's no need for carriers, because any ship can be as fast as a fighter, and any ship can be as stable and self-sustaining as it wants to be. Very likely, fighters won't make any sense in space. The only reason they're so popular is because they're cool, and we're used to them because of our 20th century view. Space navies will be totally unlike modern navies, and any similarities in name between ship types will exist only because we like the names and making up new ones is hard.
Why am I talking about a 20th century view, and not 21st century? Because our current ship taxonomy is entirely the product of 20th century developments. No doubt the 21st century will change everything again, but we don't yet know how. Although unmanned drones will feature heavily. So maybe if we're going to have fighters in space, they're going to be unmanned drones. Maybe space battles will consist of smart torpedoes dogfighting with the smart missiles that try to intercept them.
In Netherland, there's a surprising number of British recruiters active. No idea why.
I wouldn't call myself a victim for having skills that are highly in demand. Still, a lot of recruiters seem woefully incompetent, for sending me offers from completely different countries (when I'm even losing interest in working outside the city; commuting by bike is definitely a perk).
But even relevant positions come constantly and when I still have plenty of project to work on. I wish I could pass them on to my unemployed non-programmer friends.